Higher Education

GarageBand '11 Power!: The Comprehensive Recording and Podcasting Guide, 1st Edition

  • Todd M. Howard Howard Digital Media
  • ISBN-10: 1435459628  |  ISBN-13: 9781435459625
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2009
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

About

Overview

Ready to explore music composition, recording, podcasting, audio/video blogging, remixing/mashing, sound design for video editing or DVD creation, or learning to play the guitar or piano with GarageBand? Great! This book will show you how. GarageBand is one of the most powerful and user-friendly tools available for capturing, manipulating, and sharing audio, and the best part is, it comes free with your Mac! Although GarageBand has always been easy to use, it provides an amazing amount of power and sophistication to users who really want to dig in and get the most out of it. This book covers all the newest features of the most recent version of GarageBand. Through the use of screenshots, tutorials, creative jumping-off points, real-world examples, and a conversational tone, this book will teach you how to use GarageBand to create music, record and publish podcasts, or even score your own movie. Whether you're just starting out with audio creation, or you are already familiar with GarageBand and simply want to take your skills to the next level, GarageBand '11 Power! is for you.

Features and Benefits

  • Not just for musicians! This book shows users how to create, edit, mix and share their own Podcast, and provides info on publishing the podcast complete with RSS feed on the Internet, to their blog or website, or to the iTunes Music Store.
  • Can be read in chunks, based on specific areas that the reader may want to explore or can be read from beginning to end as a step by step walkthrough of the entire application a resource guide and training tutorial all in one.
  • Written by an award-winning Mac software instructor who is also a professional musician and life-long Macintosh enthusiast.
  • Teaches you everything you need to know to make your own music, podcasts and movie scores using GarageBand.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. Software Installation and Getting Connected.
2. Choosing Your Project Type.
3. GarageBand Preferences and the User Interface.
4. Working with Tracks.
5. Recording and Editing Real Instruments and Electric Guitar Tracks.
6. Recording with Software Instruments.
7. Working with Apple Loops.
8. Magic GarageBand Jam Walkthrough.
9. Arrangements.
10. Podcasting.
11. Mixing and Automation.
12. Sharing and Archiving Your GarageBand Projects.
13. GarageBand Learn to Play Music Lessons.
Appendix A: GarageBand Jam Packs.
Appendix B: GarageBand '11 Keyboard Shortcuts.
Index.

What's New

  • Explores the new Groove Matching functionality.
  • Explains the new Flex Time editing systems.
  • Covers the new "How'd I Play?" feature within Learn To Play Lessons.
  • Details the all new electric guitar stompbox effects and new amplifier models.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

GarageBand CSi Starter  (ISBN-10: 1592004903 | ISBN-13: 9781592004904)

This amazing audio creation tool incorporates more than two hours of movie tutorials and gives users everything they need to create their own music, edit it, and export it to share with the world. GarageBand CSi Starter is the ideal tool to help beginners get up and running quickly. Users can sit back and watch a DAW pro show the ins and outs and then switch over to GarageBand and try it for themselves. Quizzing features will test their skills along the way! GarageBand CSi Starter is a training CD-ROM that goes through a basic production from start to finish and shows new users an easy way to get down to the business of producing a song. For those that prefer an interactive style of learning, this CSi is the right product. A few of the many tutorials include: Audio/MIDI configuration, New/Save/Save As/Open Sessions, importing audio/MIDI, overdubbing, Apple Loops, adding virtual instruments, getting a basic mix, inserting plug-ins, bounce to disc, and burning a CD. The new CSi Starter series of CD-ROMs utilizes the CSi Movie Tutorial interface to provide an easy to use and intuitive learning environment. The new CSi MT interface includes a title bar that can easily be positioned on the user's screen. Users can smoothly switch between their DAW and CSi tutorials if they have more than one monitor. CSi is a non-linear environment.

List Price = $26.95  | CengageBrain Price = $26.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.75

Student Supplements

GarageBand CSi Starter  (ISBN-10: 1592004903 | ISBN-13: 9781592004904)

This amazing audio creation tool incorporates more than two hours of movie tutorials and gives users everything they need to create their own music, edit it, and export it to share with the world. GarageBand CSi Starter is the ideal tool to help beginners get up and running quickly. Users can sit back and watch a DAW pro show the ins and outs and then switch over to GarageBand and try it for themselves. Quizzing features will test their skills along the way! GarageBand CSi Starter is a training CD-ROM that goes through a basic production from start to finish and shows new users an easy way to get down to the business of producing a song. For those that prefer an interactive style of learning, this CSi is the right product. A few of the many tutorials include: Audio/MIDI configuration, New/Save/Save As/Open Sessions, importing audio/MIDI, overdubbing, Apple Loops, adding virtual instruments, getting a basic mix, inserting plug-ins, bounce to disc, and burning a CD. The new CSi Starter series of CD-ROMs utilizes the CSi Movie Tutorial interface to provide an easy to use and intuitive learning environment. The new CSi MT interface includes a title bar that can easily be positioned on the user's screen. Users can smoothly switch between their DAW and CSi tutorials if they have more than one monitor. CSi is a non-linear environment.

List Price = $26.95  | CengageBrain Price = $26.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Todd M. Howard

Todd M. Howard is an accomplished songwriter, musician, and performer and is the bassist/vocalist in the acoustic American roots quartet Last Fair Deal. He co-produced and mixed the band's most recent album, True Tales. In addition to playing bass for several other bands and recording artists, Todd is founder and principal of Howard Digital Media, a Massachusetts-based creative media development company. In 2011, Todd produced two records for new artists Ally LaRoche and Bill Bonnell, and he is currently co-producing San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Karmen Buttler's upcoming release. He recently authored and produced a video-based web training series on Corel Painter 11, created a graphic design and animation training podcast series for Adobe in 2007, and was the author and instructor on four DVD-based training titles in the Digital Media Training Series produced by Magnet Media: Inside Mac OS X: 10.4 Tiger, Inside iLife '06, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Jumpstart, and Mac OS X: 10.5 Leopard Jumpstart.