How to Export Garageband File to Mp3? (Step By Step Guide)

If you are in search of ways to export GarageBand files to MP3, you are on the right page. You can find multiple ways to save GarageBand files to MP3 on various Apple devices like Mac, iPhone, and iPad. As you must know, GarageBand is a music application designed to create music and make podcasts like a pro. The application is the home for many virtual instruments that produce the same sound as the original instruments. With just the Apple device in hand, you can create music like a proficient musician. Most aspiring musicians use this digital audio workstation to produce music. 

When you create a music file on GarageBand, you may want to share it with your friends and family, but to share the file, it first needs to be converted into an MP3 file format. Only then does it become sharable. There are various methods to export GarageBand files to MP3 files and are again different for MAC OS and iOS versions. Let us look at each of the methods in detail.

How to Export GarageBand to MP3 on Mac?

Luckily, the GarageBand app supports exporting music to MP3, AAC and AIFF. However, the feature to convert GarageBand files to MP3 is only available in versions 10.0.2 and higher. So, if you have the said version, you can follow the steps below. If not, you have to upgrade first and then follow the steps suggested.

Step 1

Open the GarageBand project and click share from Menu. Export Garageband files on Mac.

click share from Menu

Step 2

Now go to the dropdown menu and click on Export Song to Disk.

click on Export Song to Disk

Step 3

In the pop-up box select export format as MP3. Edit the export folder name as well as the song name. GarageBand automatically saves your song name with the .mp3 extension.

select export format as MP3

Step 4

The last step is to select audio quality and hit Export.


How to Convert GarageBand to MP3/OGG/WAV?

If you fail to convert the GarageBand file to MP3, you can take the help of a converter to get the work done. The converter can help you export the created podcasts and music files to different formats supported by Mac devices. Here we will be using a professional converter called VideoProc, which is a tool used to edit, cut, and convert both audio and video files. The tool also offers screen recording and video grabbing features. The app is highly used to convert files into P3, M4A, WAV, WMA, M4R, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, etc. The app also allows the users to extract audio from videos, movies, and TV shows without compromising on quality.

Now let us look at the steps to convert GarageBand to MP3, FLAC, WAV using VideoProc Converter.

Step 1

Open GarageBand and go to Share > Export Song to Disk.

Step 2

In the VideoProc Converter, go to the Video panel and add GarageBand music. You have to select the format by clicking on the Music tab. It is time to convert GarageBand music to MP3 or any other formats like M4A, WAV, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AC3, AIFF, CAF, etc.

Step 3

To start the concerning process click on Run.

Now let us look at the process to saving GarageBand as MP3/WAV on iPhone iPad.

How to Save GarageBand as MP3/WAV on iPhone iPad?

It is only possible to save a music file on the iOS version of GarageBand in m4a format, which cannot be shared with friends. So, you have to use certain methods to save GarageBand files as MP3. Here we are sharing a complex yet simple method to convert GarageBand as MP3/WAV on iPhone iPad.

You will need Apple’s Files App to export a GarageBand file to MP3. Look at the steps to understand the method.

 Step 1

Open the Files app and create a separate folder for GarageBand. By creating a dedicated folder, it gets easy to manage files. Don’t forget to store GarageBand files On My iPhone.

Step 2

Now click select music from the menu.

Step 3

Select the song you want to share and click the share icon. Here you have to choose to share it as a song option. You can save the file wherever you want.

Step 4

Click on Open In and select Document.

Step 5

Open the built-in browser in the Document app and go to an online converter like

Step 6

Now upload the m4a file to the online converter and then download it as mp3, wav, aac, etc.


This is how you convert a GarageBand music file into an MP3 file. Other than the traditional method to export the files, you can also use the dedicated tools as we mentioned above. Other than VideoProc Converter, there are many other ok online converters that you can employ to export GarageBand music files to an MP3 file.

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Hello Readers! My name is Andy Cage, and I am the founder of I have completed my master's in music from Berklee College of music, Boston, and providing all music-related services professionally. I have been using Garageband Software for the last 7 years for all professional editing, so I thought to share my experience with music lovers through my blog. I love to discuss new things always about the music.

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