GarageBand '09 is an incredible, full-featured "studio in a box" that can be used to create any style of music imaginable. In fact, it's so good for making music, that even pros like Nine Inch Nails use it to make their albums. And best of all, it comes with your Mac!
For this GarageBand Core training, we retained the instructional services of one of the best musicians in the world - J.F. Brissette
(formerly the Musical Director of Cirque Du Soliel's "O" in Las Vegas).
In this 4-hour tutorial you'll learn how to record, edit, and mix real music in GarageBand. Created from a playing musician's point of view, you'll start with an exploration of how GarageBand's interface works, then move directly on to recording your first musical takes. From selecting and trouble-shooting your audio interface, to setting up a metronome and working with tempo, you'll learn all the tricks you need to know to lay down great sounding audio.
If you don't have a full band at your disposal, don't worry! The tutorial next moves on to explore audio loops. You'll learn now to select and audition loops, how to add loops to your song, how to edit and effect loops, and more.
In the second half of the tutorial you'll explore techniques for arranging your song. This section is followed by a detailed exploration of mixing techniques that will show you how to get the best sound possible out of your arrangement.
Once the song is finished, it's time to share it with the world. The tutorial ends by showing you how to create a final song file. You'll even learn how to turn your arrangement into a custom ring tone, or add it to iTunes so you can listen to it any time you want!
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the whole show. use the detailed menus and keyword search feature to quickly find topics of interest ... that's the essence of NonLinear Educating!