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GarageBand For Dummies

GarageBand For Dummies

Bob LeVitus

ISBN: 978-0-764-57750-5

Aug 2004

334 pages

Select type: E-Book



Get ready to rock with Apple's digital music recording studio

Find out how to record, edit, mix, and master like a pro!

Are you the next big thing in music - but the world just doesn't know it yet? Here's the guide that will help you create great-sounding recordings with GarageBand. Packed with useful information on setting up a digital studio, laying down tracks, working with loops, playing with MIDI and software instruments, and mixing tracks, the only thing this book doesn't provide you with is . . . a recording contract!

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
* Decide what gear you'll need
* Optimize your room for recording
* Mix vocals, instruments, and loops into a song
* Improve recordings with editing and effects
* Create CDs, movie scores, and more using other iLife applications

Part I: Starting on a Good Note.

Chapter 1: In the Beginning: Introducing GarageBand.

Chapter 2: Equipment and Setting Up Your Recording Space.

Chapter 3: GarageBand Preferences: How Do You Like Yours?

Chapter 4: Introducing Multitrack Recording with GarageBand.

Part II: Laying Down Tracks.

Chapter 5: It (Usually) Starts with a Loop.

Chapter 6: Recording with MIDI and Software Instruments.

Chapter 7: Recording Vocals and Acoustic Instruments.

Chapter 8: Recording Electric Guitars and Other Electronic Instruments.

Part III: Post-Production: Finishing Your Song.

Chapter 9: Editing and Polishing Tracks.

Chapter 10: Mixing Tracts into Songs.

Chapter 11: To Master Mastering.

Part IV: Sharing Your Creation with Others.

Chapter 12: CD Recording, Reproduction, and Distribution.

Chapter 13: Creating Smaller Audio Files for iPods, E-Mail, and the Web.

Chapter 14: Using GarageBand Recordings with Other iLife Applications.

Part V: The Parts of Ten.

Chapter 15: Ten Handy GarageBand Add-Ons.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve GarageBand’s Performance.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Take Your Recordings to the Next Level.

Chapter 18: Ten Useful Web Sites.