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In this course, author and musician Garrick Chow reviews GarageBand for the Apple iPad—an inexpensive yet powerful app that allows you to record and edit music with both real and virtual instruments. The course begins with a tour around the interface, examining the instrument and track views. Garrick demonstrates how to play both touch instruments and Smart Instruments, as well as how to connect and use real instruments and microphones. Garrick then explains how to build, record, and edit a song from scratch, and how to then export and share your music with iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, email, and with other devices.
If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files for this course, but for the majority of these movies, you won't need any exercise files. You'll be able to just watch and play along with your iPad. I'll be providing the project file for the song we mix at the end of the chapter on recording, editing and mixing though, so if you want to play around with the song I create in that chapter, download the exercise file from this course's page at lynda.com, then save it somewhere on your computer such as the Desktop. Next, connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.
Select your iPad and then click Apps. Next, scroll down and select GarageBand under File Sharing, and then click Add. And then navigate to the song file to select it. Once the file has been copied over, you can disconnect your iPad from your computer if you like. On your iPad, open GarageBand and tap My Songs. Tab the plus button and choose Copy from iTunes. You should see the song file listed here.
Tap it to import it. Once the project shows up, tap it to open it and you will be ready to mix.
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