Learn how to make music with GarageBand, the free recording, editing, and mixing software that comes with every Mac.
- [Presenter] Apple GarageBand is the powerful audio recording, editing, and mixing tool that comes free on all new Macs. Most professional level audio editing workstations have a steep learning curve and you might spend more time learning the software than working on your music, which can be a problem when inspiration strikes and you wanna get your musical ideas down as quickly and accurately as possible. GarageBand on the other hand, is much quicker to learn and gives you everything you need in one complete application. Whether you're a musician in a band, a songwriter, or even if you're not musically inclined but need some music for a project you're working on, you'll find GarageBand extremely easy to use.
I'm Garrick Chow, and in this course I'm gonna cover the basic knowledge and skills you'll need to have under your belt in order to use this surprisingly powerful and fun digital audio editing application. Even if you're not a musician, you'll see how easy it is to create an entire song using nothing but GarageBand's library of pre-recorded loops to assemble a complete project. We'll look at the amazing drummer feature, which puts a virtual drummer at your command and gives you the ability to craft complex and realistic sounding drum and percussion parts to accompany your song. I'll show you how to work with GarageBand's built in software instruments to perform, record, and edit virtual instrument parts, ranging from keyboards to drums, to strings, horns, and more.
Then we'll see how to record real instruments with a microphone or through GarageBand's collection of guitar amps, where we'll work with the amp designer and see how to craft a wide range of guitar and bass tones with a combination of virtual amps, cabinets, microphones, and pedals. Once we've put everything together, we'll take a look at how to organize, edit, and mix your project. And then we'll take a look at the options that are available for exporting and sharing your music with the world. We'll be covering all this and plenty more, so let's get started.
- 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 others