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! 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 applicationsshow more

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  • Electronic book text | 334 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • Drawings: 25 B&W, 0 Color; Screen captures: 125 B&W, 0 Color
  • 0764577506
  • 9780764577505
  • 885,114

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. more

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 more

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