Alfred's Teach Yourself GarageBand
By Mike Lawson
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Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
This book and DVD combo will show you everything you need to know to get started with GarageBand today! Whether you're a beginner with no training, or you have some knowledge of GarageBand and are in need of a refresher course, Alfred's Teach Yourself GarageBand is the perfect resource. You'll learn how to optimize your Mac, work with MIDI, choose an audio/MIDI interface, select microphones, use loops, edit audio, and create a great sounding final mix. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to record, edit, mix, and send your songs out for the world to hear via the web or on CD. The provided DVD contains over 100 minutes of video and clearly demonstrates the essential features of GarageBand with an easy-to-understand approach.

"Best in Show" Award at Winter NAMM 2012 presented by Music Inc. magazine.
TITLE COMPOSER
Recording Some Test MIDI Data
Record Some Test Audio
You Did It!
USB Microphones
*Mini GB lesson: 16 Things About GarageBand You Now Know
Effects for Your Tracks
CHAPTER 12: TIPS FOR MIXING IT DOWN!
Automation!
*Mini GB lesson: Apple's iLife System Requirements
CHAPTER 2: MIDI AND GARAGEBAND
Software Instruments in GarageBand
CHAPTER 3: AUDIO DEVICES AND GARAGEBAND
System Requirements
CHAPTER 13: SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD!
CHAPTER 6: ADDING TRACKS AND TESTING AUDIO/MIDI INPUTS
Adjusting Track Settings
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MAC
*Mini GB lesson: The Monitor Drop-Down Menu
Set Up the MIDI Connection
*Mini GB lesson: If Your MIDI Isn't Working
Connect Your Audio Device
Buffer Sizes for Recording and Playback
Recording Levels
Cycle and Recording Overdubbing
CHAPTER 10: RECORDING ELECTRIC GUITARS AND BASS
Finding Your Tone in GarageBand
Condenser Microphones
Powering Up the Microphone
Dynamic Microphones
Ribbon Microphones
Why Choose the Condenser Microphone?
Choosing an Audio Interface
CHAPTER 5: SETTING UP YOUR FIRST SESSION IN GARAGEBAND
Listen While You Work
*Mini GB lesson: Likely Reasons You Can't See Your Audio Device
CHAPTER 4: CHOOSING AND USING MICROPHONES
*Mini GB lesson: Three Types of Microphones
Choosing the Right Audio Device, and a Word About USB v1.1 vs. USB v2
What Is Different about USB v1, USB 2 and Firewire
*Mini GB lesson: Summing Up USB/Firewire Choices
Audio MIDI Setup in MAC OS X
Speakers, Headphones, and Listening to Your Recordings
Metronome and Cycle Recording
Audio Preview
Advanced Settings: Maximum Numbers
Auto Normalize
Resolution Settings
My Info
On to Making Music
I Can't See My Audio Device!
*Mini GB lesson: Adding an Audio Track
Name It Now!
The Five Buttons on Each Track Areā€¦
CHAPTER 7: IMPORTING AUDIO LOOPS INTO GARAGEBAND
CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH MIDI LOOPS IN GARAGEBAND
CHAPTER 9: RECORDING YOUR VOCALS
CHAPTER 11: ARRANGING YOUR SONG AND USING EFFECTS
Share and Share Alike
FINAL TAKE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDEX