Originally Posted by datniggabeon1
this may seem like a dumb ass question to you guys. Is there any way that I can level the vocals on garageband? The first 20 bars are good, but the last 12 bars a just a little bit lower.
Yep - you can click the little triangle to the left of the track, and that will allow you to automate some things about that track - specifically the volume. You can set volume point and drag the volume up or down, just like you can with the master track. I recently did this with a two-part flugelhorn duet I recorded where the two parts were trading off the melody and harmony. I wanted the melody line up but the harmony part lower, so because it traded off, I used the automation controls for the volume of the track to get the right overall volume and balance for each track where it needed to be.
Another solution would be to duplicate the track (under the "Track" menu - this doesn't duplicate the recorded portion - only the conditions of the track being duplicated as far as EQ, effects, volume, compression, etc. The track itself will be blank.) and find a good break point right before you need the volume bumped, and then cut and paste the portion of the original track into the new track and bump up the volume on the second track. As long as you don't do it right in the middle of a sung note, you should be fine and overall it will sound seamless. That's how I did it before I learned about the automation controls.