Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding tracks, part of GarageBand Essential Training (2014).
…Previously, we created a new project from the empty project template, and in doing…so, we created the song with a single track, the Classical Electric Piano track.…With the exception of working with GarageBand's built-in loops,…any time you want to add an instrument or sound…to your recording, you have to first create a new…track to hold the sound you're recording or bringing in.…And you can create a new track by either choosing, track, new track.…Or pressing option, command N on your keyboard.…Or by clicking the new…track button up here.…Either one of those options opens up this new track dialog box.…
In here you have to decide whether it's going to be a softer instrument…track, one of two types of audio or real instrument tracks, or a drummer track.…Software instrument tracks are for recording sounds from a MIDI source.…We'll be getting into this much more later,…but MIDI stands for musical instrument digital interface.…Essentially, a software track is a track where you'll either…be recording your performance on a MIDI piano keyboard, or…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Working with loops
- Recording Software Instrument tracks
- Getting real sounds into your Mac
- Recording and compositing multiple tracks
- Arranging, editing, and mixing your project
- Sharing your music with the Share menu
- Controlling GarageBand remotely from an iPad
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/24/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie ("What's new in GarageBand 10.0.3") and revised three others ("Customizing the bass sound," "Using Audio Unit and third-party plugins," and "Using the Share menu") to reflect the changes in GarageBand 10.0.3.
Q: This course was updated on 8/03/2015. What changed?
A: We added two new movies, one covering the general 6/30/2015 update to GarageBand and one at the end of chapter 3 on working with and automating the new synth sounds and Transform Pad.
Learning Songwriting: GarageBandwith Garrick Chow1h 36m Beginner
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Loops and Drummer
3. Working with Software Instruments
4. Working with Real Instruments
5. Arranging, Editing, and Mixing Your Project
6. Exporting, Sharing, and Archiving Your Project
7. Other Features
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