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How to Convert GarageBand to MP3 on Mac/PC

by Brian Fisher

GarageBand files are unique audio file formats that can be used to create music, play, or record music/songs. It uses AIFF format as the audio type and consists of music files in their original content without any compression. However, users cannot export music files in GarageBand file format as it consists of high-quality rich content with the audio. While MP3 is a flexible audio format, which can be shared or played on any device you want. It is very easy to convert GarageBand files into MP3 within iTunes as well. On the other hand, you can use a powerful GarageBand to MP3 converter like UniConverter, to export them over the internet, convert them to any portable device or burn them to DVD with ease. Explore and find out more on how to convert GarageBand files to MP3 by using iTunes and UniConverter.

Part 1. Step-by-Step Guide to Convert GarageBand to MP3 in iTunes

GarageBand File uses AIFF or AIF file extensions as they produce a high-quality audio files in an uncompressed audio format, which can be saved in a disc or DVD as well. Even though AIFF supports superior-quality audio content compared to MP3, AIFF is a bulky format that takes up excessive space in your PC. You can easily convert the GarageBand files in iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunea and Upload File

Open GarageBand File (.aiff) in iTunes by drag and drop the GarageBand file in the iTunes library from your desktop, or you can go to ‘File’ in the home menu and select ‘Add to Library’. And then, select the GarageBand audio file (AIFF format) from your desktop.

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Step 2. Change Import Settings

Go to ‘Preferences’. For Mac Users, go to ‘iTunes’ on your Mac PC and Click ‘Preferences’, for Windows users go to ‘Edit’ and click ‘Preferences’. From the ‘General’ tab select ‘Import Settings’, then use ‘MP3 Encoder’ from ‘Import Using’ and Tap ‘OK’. You can choose any pre-defined audio quality from ‘Settings’ or choose ‘Custom’ to modify the audio quality. In Custom Audio settings of ‘MP3 Encoder’, you can change its Stereo Bit Rate, Audio Quality, Sample Rate, Channels, Stereo Mode, and other default settings.

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Step 4. Create MP3 Version.

Create MP3 Version. For Mac users, when you get back to iTunes, right-click your target music file and click ‘Create MP3 Version’. You can see the progress of the converting AIFF file into MP3 at the top of the iTunes interface. For Windows users, go to ‘File’ in the Home menu and select ‘Convert’ to click ‘Create MP3 Version’.

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Part 2. Best iTunes Alternative to Convert GarageBand to MP3 and Other Formats (Fast & Brilliant Way)

UniConverter is the best converter to convert GarageBand files into MP3 compared to any other program. It has all the essential functions to solve any digital media compatibility issues. Nowadays, most of us have the latest devices like Apple devices, Smartphones, Android, and many other portable devices. The GarageBand files in the .aiff or .aif format are not compatible with many other devices except Apple devices. For a music lovers, UniConverter provides the perfect solution by converting the AIFF files into MP3 with only 3 easy steps.

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Step-by-step Guide on How to Convert GarageBand to MP3 and Other Popular Formats

Step 1. Open GarageBand File in Uniconverter

Run UniConverter to start the conversion of GarageBand to MP3 file format. As the GarageBand files are always found in either AIFF to AIF format, you can easily import the target AIFF files in the converter. Drag & drop the AIF/AIFF file in the application to load GarageBand files in the converter.

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Step 2. Tap MP3 from Output Profiles

You can choose here whatever format you like to convert your GarageBand file. Go to ‘Audio’ and select ‘MP3’ as output format. Edit Audio settings such as Channels, Bitrate, Sample Rate, Stereo settings, and other audio settings if needed.

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Step 3: Export/Convert GarageBand Files as MP3

Finally, select the output location and click ‘Convert’ to convert the GarageBand (AIFF) file into MP3 format.

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