Use Drummer Loops in GarageBand for Mac
Learn how to quickly add drums to your project using Drummer Loops, a type of Apple Loop that you can customize to fit your song.
GarageBand for Mac 10.2 includes a variety of Apple Loops powered by Drummer. Quickly add beats to your project by dragging a Drummer loop from the Loop Browser into your project. Choose from variety of Drummer Loops for each virtual drummer character profile.
Find a Drummer loop
To open the Loop Browser, clickin the upper-right corner of the GarageBand window.
Drummer Loops appear in the Loop Browser with a. To show only Drummer Loops in the Loops Browser, select Drummer from the Loop Packs pop-up menu at the top of the Loops Browser. Preview a loop by clicking it in the Loop Browser.
Add a Drummer loop to your project
When you’ve found a Drummer Loop you like, drag it into an empty part of the Tracks area. GarageBand automatically creates a new Drummer track with a region of the Drummer Loop. All the settings in the Drummer Editor are configured to reproduce the sound of the Drummer loop.
You can now edit the track as you would any other Drummer track using the Drummer Editor. You can also create your own regions in the track, and edit them freely.
Add additional Drummer Loops
You can add additional Drummer Loops of the same type (Acoustic, Electronic, or Percussionist) to an existing Drummer track. Adding Drummer Loops from multiple Drummers to the same track may cause the loop to sound different from the preview.
If you want to add a Drummer Loop of a different type, dragging it to the tracks area creates a new Drummer track. A GarageBand project can have up to six Drummer tracks.