Apple Training Series GarageBand 3

book cover
Apple Training Series GarageBand 3
By Mary Plummer
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 25, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-42165-5
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42165-4
Pages: 432

Table of Contents  | Index

Whether you're an accomplished musician or a student, Garageband is the most rewarding way to create, perform, and record your own music. In the only Apple-certified guide to Garageband, composer and master trainer Mary Plummer shows you just how easy it is to turn your Mac into a fully featured recording studio. Plummer offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of Garageband - from mastering the interface and basic recording techniques to the secrets of arranging a song, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your Garageband compositions. Fully updated for version 3, Mary covers all of Garageband's hot new features including podcast recording and iMovie scoring.

book cover
Apple Training Series GarageBand 3
By Mary Plummer
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 25, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-42165-5
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42165-4
Pages: 432

Table of Contents  | Index

   Getting Started
    Chapter 1.  Working with the Interface
      Exploring the GarageBand Window
      Playing a Song in the Timeline
      Exploring the Timeline
      Exploring Tracks and Regions
      Zooming In to and Out of the Timeline
      Exploring the Editor
      Using the Editor for Software Instruments
      Using the Editor for Real Instruments
      Renaming Tracks and Regions in the Editor
      Exploring the Loop Browser
      Using the Loop Browser in Podcast Sounds View
      Auditioning Loops with a Song
      Adding Movies to the Media Browser and Timeline
      Saving and Closing Your Project
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 2.  Working with Tracks in the Timeline
      Understanding Tracks
      Preparing the Project
      Showing and Hiding the Track Info Pane
      Selecting Prerecorded Loops and Sound Effects
      Selecting and Moving All Regions in the Timeline
      Adding a Track
      Extending a Loop Region
      Recording a Basic Software Instrument
      Saving Your Song
      Creating a Cycle Region
      Deleting a Region from the Timeline
      Changing a Track Name and Icon
      Saving Your Finished Project
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 3.  Editing and Recording Software Instruments
      Preparing the Project
      Monitoring the Processor with the Playhead
      Working with a Software Instrument Recording in the Timeline
      Changing a Track's Instrument
      Changing Project Tempo
      Starting a New Song
      Previewing Drum Loops
      Recording a Simple Drum Part
      Multipass Recording
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 4.  Arranging a Song with Software Instruments
      Previewing the Finished Song
      Preparing the Project
      Understanding Melody and Rhythm
      Building Rhythm Tracks
      Building the Melody Tracks
      Recording a New Software Instrument Part
      Working with Advanced Music Arrangement Techniques
      Finishing the Project
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 5.  Working with Apple Loops
      Preparing the Project
      Listening to the Finished Song
      Customizing the Loop Browser
      Building a Song with Apple Loops
      Working with Real Instrument Loops
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 6.  Working with Real Instruments
      Connecting Musical Instruments to Your Computer
      Preparing the Project
      Adding a Real Instrument Track
      Recording and Saving a Real Instrument Part
      Adding Preset and Custom Effects
      Repairing Recording Problems
      Multitrack Recording
      Reusing Your Real Instrument Recordings
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 7.  Mixing and Effects
      Understanding Basic Mixing
      Working with the Track Mixer
      Creating a Rough Mix
      Fixing the Timing and Velocity of a Software Region
      Adding Effects to a Track
      Manually Adjusting the EQ for a Track
      Working with Volume and Pan Curves
      Working with the Master Track
      Comparing Loops from the Major and Minor Scale Types
      Ducking Background Tracks
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 8.  Creating Podcasts
      Creating a New Podcast Project
      Importing a GarageBand Project
      Working with Artwork and Markers
      Adding Loops and Sound Effects
      Adding Episode Info to a Podcast
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 9.  Scoring an iMovie or Video
      Creating a New Movie Score Project
      Working with Video Files in the Media Browser
      Preparing the Project for Scoring
      Building a Soundtrack in the Timeline
      Working with Sound Effects
      Lesson Review
    Chapter 10.  Sharing Your Finished Projects
      Exporting Projects to iTunes
      Exporting a Project as a QuickTime Movie
      Sending a Movie to iDVD
      Sharing a Podcast
      Lesson Review
    Appendix A.  Logic for GarageBand Users
    Appendix B.  Exploring Jam Packs