My aim is to have each of these conversations as a seperate track in garageband all playing simultaneously, all on mute, then when the person sits on the pressure pad it takes off mute so the sound can be heard.
Is this possible?
How can I get an arduino to interface with garageband?
Depends on garageband. Is garageband able to accept input from the serial port? If so, then you can do what you want to. If not, then no, you can't do what you want to. Post a link to garageband, if you need help determining it's abilities to read from/write to the serial port.