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Sunday, July 10, 2011

How to use GarageBand '09 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Learn how to use GarageBand '09 by watching these free GarageBand '09 video tutorials. These are from GarageBand '09 Essential Training by lynda.com - one of the best software training sites out in the web today. To access the free videos, go to the GarageBand '09 Essential Training page and click on the free video links. The free videos cover the following topics: What's new in GarageBand '09, Installing and configuring hardware, Choosing a project in the Start screen, Choosing a style, Working with the Timeline, Mixing your band, Recording and opening in GarageBand, Choosing a lesson, Navigating lessons, and Leaving a lesson. If you want to access the entire course, become a lynda.com member today or sign up for a FREE 7-day trial.

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Course Information

Training Provider: Lynda.com
Title: GarageBand '09 Essential Training
Author: Damian Allen
Duration: 4hrs 31mins
Date of release: 06 May 2009

Chapter 1: Getting Started with GarageBand '09
What's new in GarageBand '09
Installing and configuring hardware
Choosing a project in the Start screen

Chapter 2: Magic GarageBand
Choosing a style
Working with the Timeline
Mixing your band
Recording and opening in GarageBand

Chapter 3: Taking Lessons
Choosing a lesson
Navigating lessons
Understanding lesson preferences
Using the Mixer
Leaving a lesson

Chapter 4: Recording with GarageBand
Exploring the interface
Using the track headers
Exploring the Track Info pane
Recording a real instrument track
Editing timeline regions
Looping a recording
Recording multiple tracks simultaneously
Using the Cycle Region function
Making a "punch in" recording
Editing real instrument audio
Using the audio region

Chapter 5: Working with Loops
Using the loop browser
Adding loops
Editing loops in the Timeline
Creating custom loops
Adding third-party loops

Chapter 6: Creating Electric Guitar Tracks
Understanding electric guitar tracks
Working with amp combo presets
Working with amp combos
Working with stomp boxes
Using distortion and overdrive effects
Using modulation effects
Using the Echo (Delay) pedal
Using Sustain
Using Auto-Wah
Bouncing a guitar track

Chapter 7: Using Software Instruments
Checking that all instruments are installed
Understanding software instruments
Choosing a software instrument
Recording an instrument
Using Cycle Region to record complex parts
Editing a software instrument track
Editing in the Score view
Working with drum tracks
Advanced editing

Chapter 8: Editing and Mixing
Arranging a song with Arrange Regions
Setting levels and stereo panning
Mastering a song
Working with master track effects
Working with standard track effects
Creating automation
Understanding reverb
Understanding echo
Understanding compressors
Understanding EQ
Reviewing other effects

Chapter 9: Sharing a Song
Exporting to disk
Sending to iTunes
Creating a ringtone

Chapter 10: Additional Features
Creating podcasts and scoring video
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