The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand

The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand

by Jay Shaffer, Gary Rosenzweig
     
 

Do you find yourself singing in the shower, pretending your shampoo bottle is your microphone and your towel is your guitar? Do you tap out drum rhythms with your pen at work? Now you can channel your musical energy using The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand, the Mac software program that can turn you into a virtual recording star.

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Do you find yourself singing in the shower, pretending your shampoo bottle is your microphone and your towel is your guitar? Do you tap out drum rhythms with your pen at work? Now you can channel your musical energy using The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand, the Mac software program that can turn you into a virtual recording star. MacAddict's focused, no-olds-barred approach is evident in this musical tutorial. Learn about pre-recorded loops that enable you to sound like you're singing with a symphony orchestra even if you can't actually play a single instrument. Or, if you are instrumentally-inclined, you will also learn how to hook up your instruments to record your own sound and later use GarageBand to edit and mix it for truly professional results. MacAddict is the authoritative voice in the Mac community and The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand is the only book they endorse. It is sure to become the only book you'll need to learn how to unleash your inner rock star.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
GarageBand, Apple's new entry-level music production software, allows Mac users to record, mix, compose, and edit their own music. Visual QuickStart uses clear screen shots and step-by-step directions to introduce beginners to the software's features, from working with the basic interface and time line to incorporating GarageBand songs in other iLife programs. Tips add information, while appendixes cover improving performance and the add-on Jam Pack. For all libraries. By the administrator of the Mac Audio Guy web site, MacAddict offers beginning to intermediate users more information on the software's uses from a musician's point of view and provides optimization tips for those more comfortable with tinkering with the OS. Step-by-step directions, screen shots, tips, and notes make this a useful learning tool; extensive appendixes cover add-ons, configuring a music studio, keyboard shortcuts, instruments, MIDI information, online resources, and effects. Appropriate for all libraries. Apple Training Series serves as Apple's "official training course" for new users. Its CD contains project files for each step-by-step lesson, notes help address common issues, and appendixes cover the Jam Pack and summarize more professional tools. Full-color screen shots are a nice touch, as are chapter summaries. Beginners will welcome its straightforward approach; recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780789732262
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.36(d)

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