Amateurs and professionals alike can use GarageBand to produce and share great music. In GarageBand '09 Essential Training, composer Damian Allen shows how GarageBand has broadened the spectrum of musical possibilities and made composing more accessible, even for beginners. He explains the basics of how GarageBand's tracks work with the loops provided, then discusses recording live instruments, working with the new virtual guitar rigs, creating custom loops, and playing GarageBand's built-in software instruments. He also demonstrates how to apply processor effects and use the application's audio editing tools to mix and master a final song. Exercise files accompany the course.
Creating a project from scratch
Making music instantly with Magic GarageBand
Learning the guitar and keyboard with the lessons in GarageBand
Using piano and orchestral and analog synth software instruments
Mixing tracks for a balanced composition
Working with the new stomp boxes and virtual guitar amps
Effectively applying reverb, echo, compressors, and EQ