Join Scott Bourne for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting started, part of Podcasting with GarageBand 3.
- [Instructor] Hi, this is Scott Bourne with podcasting in GarageBand 3. If you want to get an idea of how to do a podcast and just watch me do one from start to finish, you can go to the final section of this tutorial, the Putting It All Together project, and just pay attention to what goes on in those movies because I just do it from start to finish. If you learn best by just following along with an actual project, you can start there. If you want to go through it line by line, step by step, in sequence, just watch from the first movie all the way on, and of course I hope you'll actually do both because I think you'll get the best opportunity to really learn what it takes to make a podcast.
So enjoy. So let's get started podcasting. We'll open GarageBand by sliding down here to our dock and looking for the little guitar icon. If you don't see that guitar icon, simply move to your Finder menu, click Go, Applications, and then double click GarageBand from here. You may also want to just drag this down to the dock since we'll be using GarageBand from the dock for the rest of the training sessions. So I'm going to close my Finder Applications window and open GarageBand by clicking on the little guitar icon.
And up comes GarageBand 3 in all its glory. You'll notice right off the bat you are presented with four options and since this title is all about podcasting we will pick the obvious, that's the New Podcast Episode. Now GarageBand wants to make sure you don't lose this episode so it automatically wants to save it in the GarageBand folder and we'll go ahead and go with that choice, but you could put it someplace else if you like, just be sure to keep track of that. And we will give this project a name and call it SamplePodcast.
So if you'll type that in and click the Create button, you'll notice that GarageBand goes right to work and now you see your basic GarageBand interface. In the top left corner you'll see there's a red, yellow and green button. If GarageBand has not already maximized, click the green button so that you get the most out of the interface. You can move around the tracks, the Media Browser, you can work with either the Loop Browser or the Track Editor.
Notice that when you click the Track Editor the Media Browser that was up goes away. You can bring that back anytime by simply clicking Control, Hide Media Browser, Control, Show Media Browser. And you can also use the Command + R keyboard shortcut. And throughout GarageBand there are lots of shortcuts you can use, it's up to you whether you want to use them. A few of them makes sense to use regularly and I'll cover those as we get further into the training. Now you should just get familiar with the entire interface, take a look at it, do some exploration, make sure it's sized the way you want.
And in the next movie I'll show you how to optimize GarageBand's performance for a podcast.