Apple Training Series: GarageBand 2

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Apple Training Series: GarageBand 2
By Mary Plummer
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 24, 2005
Print ISBN: 0321330196
Pages: 448
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Examples
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Now that you can record eight simultaneous tracks with it, GarageBand 2 really does turn your Mac into a full-featured recording studio. To start taking advantage of it immediately, you (and your band-mates) need this Apple-certified guide from composer and master trainer Mary Plummer (who's also an Apple Certified Trainer).Through 20 hours of step-by-step lessons coupled with ample visual aids and loads of real-world tips, this book/DVD combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of GarageBand 2. You'll learn everything from mastering the interface and basic recording techniques to the secrets of arranging songs, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your GarageBand files. This thoroughly updated guide includes extensive coverage of all the new features of GarageBand 2, including multitrack recording, built-in real-time music notation, and smart recording features.

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book cover
Apple Training Series: GarageBand 2
By Mary Plummer
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 24, 2005
Print ISBN: 0321330196
Pages: 448
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Examples

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction: Getting Started
      The Methodology
      System Requirements
      Installing GarageBand
      Copying the Lesson Files
      About the Apple Training Series
      Resources
   Lesson 1.  Working with the Interface
      Before You Start
      Launching GarageBand
      Exploring the GarageBand Window
      Exploring the Timeline
      Using the Mouse and Keyboard
      Playing a Song in the Timeline
      Exploring Tracks and Regions
      Zooming In to and Out of the Timeline
      Exploring the Track Editor
      Using the Track Editor for Software Instruments
      Using the Track Editor for Real Instruments
      Using the Track Editor for Apple Loops
      Exploring the Loop Browser
      Using the Loop Browser in Button View
      Using the Loop Browser in Column View
      Creating a Cycle Region in the Timeline
      Auditioning Loops with a Song
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 2.  Working with Tracks in the Timeline
      Understanding Tracks
      Preparing the Project
      Selecting Prerecorded Loops
      Adding a Loop Track
      Extending a Loop Region
      Muting a Track
      Deleting a Track in the Timeline
      Recording a Basic Software Instrument
      Saving Your Song
      Deleting a Region from the Timeline
      Changing a Track Name and Icon
      Saving Your Project and Opening a New Project
      Changing a Software Track Instrument
      Using Solo and Mute to Evaluate Tracks
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 3.  Working with Software Instruments
      Starting a New Song
      Changing Project Tempo
      Recording a Simple Drum Part
      Multipass Recording
      Building a Song from Scratch
      Building Rhythm Tracks
      Recording a New Software Instrument Part
      Editing a Software Instrument Region in the Track Editor
      Recording and Editing a New Region
      Finishing the Song
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 4.  Working with Real Instruments
      Connecting Musical Instruments to Your Computer
      Preparing the Project
      Creating a Real Instrument Track
      Recording and Saving a Real Instrument Part
      Adding Preset and Custom Effects
      Creating Guitar Test Tracks
      Trimming and Looping a Real Instrument Recording
      Arranging and Editing Regions into Songs
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 5.  Working with Apple Loops
      Preparing the Project
      Understanding Apple Loops
      Listening to the Finished Song
      Customizing the Loop Browser
      Building a Song with Apple Loops
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 6.  Arranging Music with GarageBand
      Clarifying Your Musical Goals
      Working with Basic Music Arrangement Techniques
      Listening to the Finished Song
      Working with Advanced Music Arrangement Techniques
      Finishing the Song
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 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
      Working with Volume and Pan Curves
      Working with the Master Track
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 8.  Sharing Your Finished Songs
      Exporting to iTunes
      Using Your Playlist with iLife
      Converting AIFF Files to MP3
      What You've Learned
   Lesson 9.  Advanced GarageBand Tips and Techniques
      Strategies for Minimizing the Load on Your Processor
      Monitoring the Processor with the Playhead
      Adding an MP3 File to the Timeline
      Reusing Your Real Instrument Recordings
      Enhancing Timing in the Track Editor
      Adding Loops to GarageBand
      Working with Multiple Control Points in the Timeline
      Working with the Instrument Tuner
      Multitrack Recording
      Advanced Track Editor Techniques
      Exploring Editing Controller Information in a Software Instrument Region
      Searching for Loops by Scale
      Exploring Jam Packs
      What You've Learned
   Logic for GarageBand Users
   Index

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