GarageBand: Increased monitoring latency after periods of disuse

If your computer is left unused for a long period of time, you may notice the monitoring latency in GarageBand has increased.

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To resolve this issue, update to GarageBand 6.0.2 or later.

If GarageBand was included with your computer or if you installed GarageBand from a DVD:

  • Download and install GarageBand 6.0.2 or later by choosing Software Update from the Apple () menu.

If you purchased GarageBand from the Mac App Store:

  • Download and install GarageBand 6.0.2 or later from the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.


For earlier versions of GarageBand, try the following solutions: 

  • If you have audio hardware not manufactured by Apple, try switching the device GarageBand uses for input and output between the built-in audio and back.
  • Quit and reopen GarageBand.
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