Ready to explore music composition, recording, podcasting, audio/video blogging, remixing/mashing, and sound design for video editing or DVD creation with GarageBand? Great! This book will show you how. GarageBand is one of the most powerful and user-friendly tools available for capturing and manipulating sound, and the best part is, it comes free with your Mac! Although GarageBand has always been easy to use, it provides an amazing amount of power and sophistication to users who really want to dig in and get the most out of it. GarageBand '09 Power! provides an easy-to-understand, detailed guide for how to make professional-sounding music, podcasts, soundtracks, mixes, mashups, and much more with the newest version of GarageBand. Through the use of screenshots, tutorials, creative jumping-off points, real-world examples, and a conversational, personal tone, this book will teach you how to use GarageBand to create music, record and publish podcasts, or even score your own movie. Whether you're just starting out with audio creation, or you are already familiar with GarageBand and simply want to take your skills to the next level, GarageBand '09 Power! is for you.
Todd M. Howard is an accomplished songwriter, musician, and performer and is the bassist/vocalist in the acoustic American roots quartet Last Fair Deal. He co-produced and mixed the band's most recent album, True Tales. In addition to playing bass for several other bands and recording artists, Todd is founder and principal of Howard Digital Media, a Massachusetts-based creative media development company. In 2011, Todd produced two records for new artists Ally LaRoche and Bill Bonnell, and he is currently co-producing San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Karmen Buttler's upcoming release. He recently authored and produced a video-based web training series on Corel Painter 11, created a graphic design and animation training podcast series for Adobe in 2007, and was the author and instructor on four DVD-based training titles in the Digital Media Training Series produced by Magnet Media: Inside Mac OS X: 10.4 Tiger, Inside iLife '06, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Jumpstart, and Mac OS X: 10.5 Leopard Jumpstart.
1. Software Installation and Getting Connected. 2. Choosing Your Project Type. 3. GarageBand Preferences and the User Interface. 4. Working with Tracks. 5. Real Instruments and Electric Guitar Tracks. 6. Software Instruments. 7. Working with Apple Loops. 8. Magic GarageBand Jam Walkthrough. 9. Arrangements. 10. Podcasting. 11. Mixing and Automation. 12. Sharing and Archiving Your GarageBand Projects. 13. GarageBand Learn to Play Music Lessons Appendix: GarageBand Jam Packs.