Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding MIDI and Musical Typing, part of GarageBand Essential Training (2014).
…Now, let's talk about software instruments.…For this chapter, I'm going to create a new empty project song file.…And I'll choose a software instrument track.…So, to talk about working with software instruments…in GarageBand, we need to talk about MIDI.…As I mentioned in the previous chapter, MIDI, which…stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a method for…electronic instruments to communicate with each other, and with computers…and various other devices that speak language the midi language.…MIDI instruments are often referred to as MIDI controllers, because…they are used to control MIDI software, such as GarageBand.…
Now when you sit down and play a note on…a real honest to goodness piano, let's say you play…middle C, you're actually causing a felt hammer to strike…a string in the piano, which resonates to produce a sound.…When you play a MIDI keyboard however, pressing the C triggers a…sample or recording of middle C that's been saved on your computer.…There are no hammers or strings involved.…
- 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
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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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