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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.
GarageBand really is an amazing piece of software. In fact, GarageBand is so powerful that it's now used by professional musicians and celebrity artists around the world. (Music playing.) Welcome to GarageBand '09 Essential Training. I'm Damian Allen, President of Pixerati, a post production studio based in LA. I'll be taking you through this comprehensive training on GarageBand '09. Whether you are a beginning musician or an experienced one, you want to take a tour of the interface to get familiar with the recording tools and how GarageBand tracks function in general. Then if you're an electric guitar player, head over to the lesson on creating electric guitar tracks. And of course keyboard players can dive right into the section on software instruments.
With the addition of the new world class guitar amp and stomp box models, GarageBand '09 has everything you need to compose, arrange and master a modern pop song. We'll close out by playing a section of the master song that we'll be working on throughout the training. This song was composed entirely inside a GarageBand, no outboard effects, amplifiers or synthesisers were added. It gives you just a glimpse of the kinds of sounds that you can create with GarageBand '09. A whole world of musical possibility is out there for you to explore. So let's get started.
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