Garageband for Dummies

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Get ready to rock with Apple's digital music recording studio

Find out how to record, edit, mix, and master like a pro!

Are you the next big thing in music - but the world just doesn't know it yet? Here's the guide that will help you create great-sounding recordings with...

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Overview

Get ready to rock with Apple's digital music recording studio

Find out how to record, edit, mix, and master like a pro!

Are you the next big thing in music - but the world just doesn't know it yet? Here's the guide that will help you create great-sounding recordings with GarageBand. Packed with useful information on setting up a digital studio, laying down tracks, working with loops, playing with MIDI and software instruments, and mixing tracks, the only thing this book doesn't provide you with is . . . a recording contract!

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun


Discover how to:
* Decide what gear you'll need
* Optimize your room for recording
* Mix vocals, instruments, and loops into a song
* Improve recordings with editing and effects
* Create CDs, movie scores, and more using other iLife applications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764573231
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 0.71 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob LeVitus, known to Mac aficionados worldwide as "Dr. Mac," writes a weekly column for the Houston Chronicle and has authored more than 40 computer books.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Starting on a good note 7
Ch. 1 In the beginning : introducing GarageBand 9
Ch. 2 Equipping and setting up your recording space 25
Ch. 3 GarageBand preferences : how do you like yours? 53
Ch. 4 Introducing multitrack recording with GarageBand 67
Pt. II Laying down tracks 93
Ch. 5 It (usually) starts with a loop 95
Ch. 6 Recording with MIDI and software instruments 115
Ch. 7 Recording vocals and acoustic instruments 133
Ch. 8 Recording electric guitars and other electronic instruments 153
Pt. III Post-production : finishing your song 169
Ch. 9 Editing and polishing tracks 171
Ch. 10 Mixing tracks into songs 193
Ch. 11 To master mastering 215
Pt. IV Sharing your creations with others 225
Ch. 12 CD recording, reproduction, and distribution 227
Ch. 13 Creating smaller audio files for iPods, e-mail, and the Web 239
Ch. 14 Using GarageBand recordings with other iLife applications 253
Pt. V The part of tens 261
Ch. 15 Ten handy GarageBand add-ons 263
Ch. 16 Ten ways to improve GarageBand's performance 275
Ch. 17 Ten ways to take your recordings to the next level 289
Ch. 18 Ten useful Web sites 295
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