Higher Education

GarageBand CSi Starter, 1st Edition

  • Dave Egan
  • Colin MacQueen
  • ISBN-10: 1592004903  |  ISBN-13: 9781592004904
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.75



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.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes approximately 2 to 3 hours of movie tutorials
  • Offers a unique, interactive way to master the basic features of GarageBand
  • Includes a quizzing feature so users can test new skills along the way
  • Companion website available here: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1592004903

Table of Contents

1. Intro
2. Set Up
3. Recording
4. Editing
5. Mixing
6. Delivery

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dave Egan

Dave Egan¿s 25 years of experience in media production began as a guitar player and singer. Always tinkering with sound recording equipment, he found his real calling in the recording studio, and subsequently began his career in audio recording and production. Credits in music recording include working for such legends as Kenny Rogers, Donny Osmond, Ted Nugent, and the band Kiss. Credits in audio for radio/TV include Oldsmobile, Dave Thomas for Wendy¿s, Jack Hanna, and Bill Moyers for PBS. Film credits include working on the soundtrack for the motion picture, "Lean On Me". Dave's B.A. in Developmental Psychology comes in handy when dealing with artists, and has lectured on various topics of media production at The Ohio State University, The Recording Workshop, and Full Sail Center for the Media Arts.

Colin MacQueen

Colin MacQueen is a musician, composer, technical writer, sound designer and virtual audio engineer. He has been involved with the music and video industries for years, both in production and as a live performer, as a Digidesign distributor in Spain and as an educator on digital audio-related topics. Colin co-authored Pro Tools Power! and Digital Audio Dictionary and wrote and produced all the movie tutorials for the interactive CD-ROMs: “CSi Starter – Pro Tools LE”, and “CSi Starter – Cubase SX2”, and the IK Multimedia movie tutorials on “CSi volume 10”. He was a contributing writer or editor on other CD-ROM volumes in the CSi series. In addition, he has served as an independent composer, producer and sound designer for many interactive CD-ROM titles. Colin is a freelance writer on digital audio topics and has taught digital audio courses at both the university level and at broadcast schools.