Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Browsing the loop library, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…If you don't know how to play an instrument but you…still want to create music, Garage Band offers a large library of loops.…Loops are brief prerecorded snippets of…music that were performed by professional musicians,…and there are more than 1,000 of these snippets included in Garage Band.…Each loop is designed so that its…end point flows seamlessly into its starting point,…meaning that you can endlessly cycle or loop…them for as long as your song requires.…Even if you can play an instrument,…loops are perfect for those times when you need an instrument you…can't play or just don't have, like a cello or a xylophone.…And sometimes it's just easier to use loops.…
If time is a factor, you'll probably find it much quicker to pick a…drum loop than it is to set up real drums and mike them all.…The other centrally important feature of loops is that, even though…they were created in certain keys and tempos, Garage Band makes it…so that you can drag any loop into your song and instantly…match it to the key and tempo you selected when you created…
- 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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