Save custom patches

You can save a patch’s settings in the Library and apply the settings to other instruments, or use them in another project.

You can delete a patch you created from the Library, but you can’t delete patches included with GarageBand.

Save a patch

  1. Select the track you want to use as a starting point for the custom patch.

  2. Change the patch settings by adjusting Smart Controls, or adding or adjusting plug-ins, until you have the sound you want.

  3. Click the Save button in the lower-right corner of the Library.

  4. In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the saved patch.

Custom patches are saved to a User Patches folder in the Library (created in the Library the first time you save a patch). You can use these patches in any GarageBand project.

Delete a saved patch

  1. Select the track, then click the Library button Library button if the Library is not already open.

  2. In the Library, select the patch to delete from the list on the right, then click Delete.

Important: After you delete a patch, it can’t be recovered for any project. Deleting a patch cannot be undone.