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Monday, December 26, 2011

How To Use Garageband '11 - Training Course for Beginners

Learn how to use Garageband '11 in this excellent training course entitled Garageband '11 Essential Training by lynda.com. In this Garageband '11 training course for beginners, let expert Todd Howard give you a comprehensive guide to this popular digital audio software from Apple. He demonstrates the various tools and techniques, so you can start creating, editing, and publishing your own music and podcasts. To learn more about the course, view the free sample videos below or visit the course details page. And as a special promotion, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial pass to get complete access to this entire course, as well as the entire lynda.com library of over 1000 high-quality training courses. Visit lynda.com to learn more about this excellent online training site.



Creating a track - How to use Garageband '11 - Training course for beginners

Exploring Electric Guitar tracks and monitoring - How to use Garageband '11 - Training course for beginners

Auditioning players in the band and hiring new players - How to use Garageband '11 - Training course for beginners

Setting tempo, enabling count-in and metronome, and dragging in a drum loop - How to use Garageband '11 - Training course for beginners


Course Information

Training Provider: Lynda.com
Title: GarageBand '11 Essential Training
Author: Todd Howard
Duration: 4hrs 58mins
Date of release: 29 July 2011

Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running with GarageBand
Connecting instruments, MIDI controllers, mics, audio interfaces, and speakers
Setting important Mac OS X and GarageBand preferences
Creating a project with tempo, time signature, and key
Creating a track

Chapter 2: Working with Tracks and Regions
Exploring Real Instrument tracks and setting a good input level
Exploring Software Instrument tracks, keyboard velocity, and MIDI
Exploring Electric Guitar tracks and monitoring
Positioning the cursor on audio regions to access different tools

Chapter 3: Jump-Starting the Recording Process with Magic GarageBand
Choosing a genre in the Project Chooser
Auditioning players in the band and hiring new players

Chapter 4: Building a Song from the Ground Up Using Apple Loops
Browsing and filtering the Apple Loops library
Dragging Apple Loops into your arrangement and choosing from alts
Jamming along with your composition

Chapter 5: Recording Real Instruments
Setting tempo, enabling count-in and metronome, and dragging in a drum loop
Using GarageBand as a scratchpad for recording new ideas
Using the Arrange track to create song form sections
Splitting Apple Loops and choosing alternates to build a drum part
Recording multiple takes with cycle record
Punching in a small section of audio
Using Groove Matching to tighten up the rhythm of a performance

Chapter 6: Recording Electric Guitar Tracks
Tuning up and tracking a rhythm electric guitar part
Customizing the guitar sound using amps, stompboxes, and effects
Using Flex Time to fix a double-tracked rhythm guitar part
Using Cycle Record to record multiple takes for soloing
Compositing a final guitar solo from multiple takes

Chapter 7: Recording Software Instruments
Recording a Software Instrument track
Editing the parameters of Software Instruments
Editing MIDI notes in the piano roll editor after the performance

Chapter 8: Completing the Song
Recording lead vocals
Correcting pitch with automatic tuning
Reordering, duplicating, and deleting song sections using the Arrangement track

Chapter 9: Mixing and Automating
Creating successful mixes
Equalizing tracks
Compressing tracks
Adding reverb and echo effects to individual tracks
Creating automated volume and pan moves
Freezing tracks to improve system performance
Using master track effects and automating a fade-out
Creating a final mixdown: Exporting a finished song to disk

Chapter 10: Sharing and Archiving Your Songs, Podcasts, and Projects
Sharing your songs with iTunes and burning CDs
Opening a GarageBand project in Logic
Archiving GarageBand project files

Chapter 11: Other Features
Taking music lessons
Creating ringtones
Creating podcasts
Scoring a movie
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