GarageBand For Dummies

GarageBand For Dummies

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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! This title features 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. You can 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; and, create CDs, movie scores, and more using other iLife applications.
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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 703.06g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764573233
  • 9780764573231
  • 1,061,668

Table of contents

Introduction. 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. Index.
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About Bob Levitus

Bob LeVitus, known to Mac aficionados worldwide as "Dr. Mac," writes a weekly column for the Houston Chronicle and has authored more than 40 computer books.
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