New Book Shows "How to Do Everything with GarageBand"
October 8, 2004
How to Do Everything with GarageBand is intended for musicians, composers, producers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to make music with Apple's GarageBand, part of the iLife suite. No previous experience with a computer as a musical tool is necessary, though readers will need to have a basic knowledge about how to use Mac OS X.
GarageBand opens the world of audio production to musician and non-musician alike. It lets you build a complete song out of pre-recorded loops, automatically matching the various loops' pitch and tempo so that they always play in sync. In addition, GarageBand boasts multitrack audio recording, multitrack MIDI recording, built-in effects, software-based instruments, and more.
How to Do Everything with GarageBand demonstrates the hottest features in version 1.1, including updates to the loop browser, software instruments, and effects. The book is written from a musician's perspective, and offers hands-on instruction on how to:
- Set up your system
- Browse, choose and manage loops
- Install and use Jam Pack content
- Record and edit software instrument tracks
- Record audio in real time
- Build complex arrangements with pre-recorded loops
- Mix your tracks and add effects
- Export your music to iTunes and share it on CD or on the Internet
- Work with ReWire applications, waveform editors, and the Soundtrack Loop Utility
- Troubleshoot your system
Author Emile D. Menasch is a musician, journalist and author with over 15 years of experience producing music on the Mac. Emile is Editor-in-Chief of In Tune Monthly magazine and his writing has appeared in Guitar World, Home Recording, PC Magazine, Keyboard, EQ, Musician, Harmony-Central.com, and many others. Learn more at www.menaschemedia.com
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