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iPad Music Production: GarageBand
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iPad Music Production: GarageBand

with Garrick Chow

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Hi! I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to another title in our series on iPad music production. In this course we're looking at Apple GarageBand, an app that turns your iPad into a fully featured portable digital audio workstation that lets you play, record, and mix both virtual and real instruments. We'll start by examining the GarageBand interface. From there I'll show how to play and use all of GarageBand's built-in instruments like the keyboard where you can select from 80 different keyboard styles and customize them to suit your own recordings. (music playing) Or the drums where you can play a variety of kits modeled after both acoustic drum kits and classic drum machines.

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2h 48m Beginner Sep 11, 2012 Updated Aug 02, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Selecting instruments
  • Setting up a song
  • Playing touch keyboards and drums
  • Playing Smart Instruments
  • Using real guitar amps
  • Working with loops
  • Recording instrument tracks
  • Editing MIDI tracks
  • Importing audio files
  • Exporting songs to multiple locations
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Music Production iPad Music Production Virtual Instruments
Software:
GarageBand
Author:
Garrick Chow

Welcome

Hi! I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to another title in our series on iPad music production. In this course we're looking at Apple GarageBand, an app that turns your iPad into a fully featured portable digital audio workstation that lets you play, record, and mix both virtual and real instruments. We'll start by examining the GarageBand interface. From there I'll show how to play and use all of GarageBand's built-in instruments like the keyboard where you can select from 80 different keyboard styles and customize them to suit your own recordings. (music playing) Or the drums where you can play a variety of kits modeled after both acoustic drum kits and classic drum machines.

You will also see how to play GarageBand's Smart Instruments and work with Apple Loops which make it easy for anyone at any level of musical experience to add professional sounding guitar, keyboard, or even string arrangements to a song. I will show you to how to connect a real guitar to your iPad and play through one of GarageBand's multitude of build-in amps and stomp boxes. (music playing) And then we will put everything together by creating a song from scratch. (music playing) So if you're brand new to GarageBand or even if you've just played around with a little bit, you will be amazed at how powerful it really is and how easy it can be it to create great sounding, polished music in very little time.

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