One of Garageband 10’s key new features, ‘Drummer‘ actually debuted in Apple’s premium recording program – Logic Pro – first.

I found it a little confusing at first, not least because I’d become so used to chopping/pasting existing loops or using my trusty M-Audio Keystation Mini to put some beats together. I’m happy to report that once you’ve gotten over that initial learning curve, the Drummer track is an incredibly useful tool. I’ve found myself using it a lot. The sheer amount of variety on offer and ease of use means that you can easily create an original sounding drum track in next to no time.

It’s one of the most requested tutorials i’ve EVER had  – so let’s stop wasting time and get right down to it.


In the Garageband drummer tutorial video you’ll learn about:


Pick Your Drummer

Pick Your Kit

The X/Y Pad

Add Percussion

Kit Specifics

Half Time / 2x Time

The Fills Dial

The Swing Dial




Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, check out these Drummer Track Secrets and take your Garageband rhythm section to the next level!



Hopefully that should help you get going with the Drummer track. I’d love to hear what you can come up with – post your Drummer infused projects on The Garageband Guide Facebook Wall!