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- Selecting instruments
- Setting up a song
- Playing touch keyboards and drums
- Playing Smart Instruments
- Using real guitar amps
- Working with loops
- Recording instrument tracks
- Editing MIDI tracks
- Importing audio files
- Exporting songs to multiple locations
Skill Level Beginner
If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files for this course, but for the majority of these movies, you won't need any exercise files. You'll be able to just watch and play along with your iPad. I'll be providing the project file for the song we mix at the end of the chapter on recording, editing and mixing though, so if you want to play around with the song I create in that chapter, download the exercise file from this course's page at lynda.com, then save it somewhere on your computer such as the Desktop. Next, connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.
Select your iPad and then click Apps. Next, scroll down and select GarageBand under File Sharing, and then click Add. And then navigate to the song file to select it. Once the file has been copied over, you can disconnect your iPad from your computer if you like. On your iPad, open GarageBand and tap My Songs. Tab the plus button and choose Copy from iTunes. You should see the song file listed here.
Tap it to import it. Once the project shows up, tap it to open it and you will be ready to mix.