Can you import songs from Spotify to GarageBand?
Spotify is a popular music streaming service that lets you stream millions of songs on-demand. GarageBand is a full-featured music creation studio for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS devices. It allows you to upload your own music into it and then create music projects. However, when it comes to Spotify music, things become more difficult. This is because songs downloaded from Spotify are just cache files and they do not belong to you. Also, GarageBand only works with iTunes, not Spotify. But don't worry, keep reading and we’ll show you how to put a song from Spotify into GarageBand.
Part 1. Can You Import Songs from Spotify to GarageBand?
Does GarageBand work with Spotify? The answer is no, there is no GarageBand Spotify integration. While GarageBand supports importing local music files, it does not support Spotify songs. Here's why.
What audio does GarageBand support?
Apple GarageBand adds files by recording or importing. For import formats, GarageBand supports AIFF, CAF, WAV, AAC, MP3, and Apple Lossless. Note that it only supports unprotected music files.
Why can't I add Spotify songs to GarageBand?
Like other streaming music services, Spotify also encrypts its audio files. You need to remove encryption from Spotify before you can use them on other devices. Additionally, Spotify tracks are Ogg Vorbis files, which GarageBand does not support.
|GarageBand Supported Input Formats
|AIFF, CAF, WAV, AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless
|Spotify Music Format
Therefore, it is necessary to convert Spotify music to GarageBand-supported audio formats. Read on and learn the best solution.
Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music for GarageBand
DRmare Spotify Music Converter is one of the best Spotify to GarageBand converters. It features lossless audio technology and 5X conversion speed. You can use it to download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B and M4A. You can easily download songs from Spotify as local files without Spotify Premium. It will also automatically remove copyright protection.
With it, you can get GarageBand-supported Spotify music files in just a few clicks. Even better, you can customize output audio channels, bitrate, sample rate, and more. You can get the desired output music files and use them on any other platforms and devices.
DRmare Spotify to GarageBand Converter
Click the "Download" button above to install the DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Mac on your computer. After that, let us walk you through how to download Spotify music without Premium as local files for GarageBand. After that, you can easily export Spotify songs to GarageBand.
- Step 1Import Spotify songs or playlists for use with GarageBand
- Open DRmare Spotify Music Converter and the Spotify app also launches. Drag & drop the songs, albums, and playlists from the Spotify app to the DRmare software main screen. Or you can input the Spotify URL link to DRmare software's search box. And then press "+" to add Spotify files to convert for editing in GarageBand.
- Step 2Choose output format for Spotify GarageBand
- DRmare Spotify Music Converter supports six different formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B, and M4A. Please click 'DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Mac' from Apple's top left menu icon. Then click "Preferences" > "Convert" to choose the Spotify audio format as GarageBand-support one, such as MP3, WAV, or AAC. Also, please change the bit rate and other audio parameters of Spotify songs as you want in the same setting window. Please don't forget to click the 'OK" button to confirm all settings.
- Step 3Save Spotify music to GarageBand-supported audio files
- At last, you can choose an output folder and click the "Convert" button to launch the conversion process. It will extract Spotify music to GarageBand-compatible files and save them on your local computer. When it is done, the Spotify music downloads will be ready to be used in GarageBand and anywhere. You can find them by clicking the "History" list with a red tip or "Output" folder on your computer.
Part 3. How to Add Songs from Spotify to GarageBand
With the above steps, you can get GarageBand-supported Spotify music files on your Mac. You can then easily drag and drop them into GarageBand on your Mac. If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you need to transfer the converted Spotify files to your iPhone in advance, and the steps for importing music afterwards are similar. Now, follow the guide below to get Spotify music on GarageBand on iPhone, iPad or Mac.
3.1 How to Put a Song from Spotify into GarageBand on Mac
Step 1. Launch the GarageBand program on your Mac.
Step 2. Open Finder and locate your converted Spotify music files.
Step 3. Drag and drop the Spotify audio file into a new or existing track in GarageBand.
3.2 How to Import Songs from Spotify to GarageBand on iPhone and iPad
Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi connection.
Step 2. Open iTunes on your computer and then click "Add File/Folder to Library" to import converted Spotify songs to iTunes.
Step 3. Then click your iPhone/iPad at the left pane of iTunes.
Step 4. Choose "Music" > "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" and select the converted Spotify files. Then click on "Apply" and all your Spotify music files will be synced to your iPhone/iPad.
Step 5. Now you can open GarageBand on your iPhone/iPad and start a new project.
Step 6. Tap on "Loops" at the top right and then choose "Audio Files".
Step 7. Then you can drag and drop the Spotify music files into GarageBand.
Part 4. Extra Tips: How to Put GarageBand Songs on Spotify
From the above, we learned how to import Spotify songs to GarageBand. In fact, once you've finished creating your music on GarageBand, you can export them and upload them to your Spotify library for listening. Here's a simple guide.
Step 1. Launch the GarageBand program on your device. Then go on to export the GarageBand project you want as local files.
Step 2. Head to open the Spotify music app from your device.
Step 3. Touch the 'Profile' icon and then choose the 'Settings' option.
Step 4. Hit on the 'Local Files' option. Then find and turn on the 'Show Local Files' switch.
Step 5. Click on the 'ADD A SOURCE' button to choose the local folder that contains your GarageBand project and add local files to Spotify.
Step 6. Now you can start to enjoy GarageBand songs on Spotify via the 'Your Library' section.
Part 5. FAQs about Spotify to GarageBand
Q1: What Files Can Be Imported into GarageBand?
A: GarageBand supports importing audio files in formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, CAF, AIFF, and Apple Lossless. When you import an audio file, it will be converted to a 44.1kHz, 16-bit audio file.
Q2: How to Add Songs to GarageBand?
A: For Mac: Open GarageBand and start your project. Then you can drag and drop songs from your local folder or the Apple Music app.
For iOS: Open GarageBand and start your project. Then click on the "Loops" button at the top-right corner. Then choose "Files" and you can drag and drop your local songs to GarageBand.
Q3: Can You Import Spotify Songs into GarageBand?
A: No. GarageBand only works with Apple Music and iTunes. As for Spotify music, you need to remove its protection and convert it to a GarageBand compatible audio file. Thankfully, DRmare Spotify Music Converter allows you to do that with a few clicks. It allows you to convert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, or other formats. Then you can easily add Spotify songs to GarageBand for mixing.
Q4: Can I Import and Use Spotify Music as iPhone Ringtone through GarageBand?
A: Yes. GarageBand can create ringtones for iPhone by using local audio files or GarageBand music library. For a detailed tutorial, check here: How to Make Spotify Songs as an iPhone Ringtone.
Part 6. In Conclusion
Using DRmare Spotify Music Converter, you can download Spotify songs to GarageBand supported audio files. Then you just drag and drop them into your GarageBand project to create music. The software is 100% safe and you can start using it even if you are a new user. It works at 5x speed and maintains lossless sound quality. With it, you can convert Spotify to AAC, MP3, FLAC or other common formats to enjoy Spotify music on any platform and device you want.