Synopses & Reviews
Ready to explore music composition, recording, podcasting, audio/video blogging, remixing/mashing, and sound design for video editing or DVD creation with GarageBand? Great! This book will show you how. GarageBand is one of the most powerful and user-friendly tools available for capturing and manipulating sound, 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. GarageBand '09 Power! provides an easy-to-understand, detailed guide for how to make professional-sounding music, podcasts, soundtracks, mixes, mashups, and much more with the newest version of GarageBand. Through the use of screenshots, tutorials, creative jumping-off points, real-world examples, and a conversational, personal 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 '09 Power! is for you.
'GarageBand is one of the most powerful tools for capturing and manipulating sound that has ever been made available to the public, and it comes free with your Mac. Now, with GarageBand \'09, the application has expanded to encompass music education in addition to music composition, recording, and podcasting. Get the most out of this amazing program with GarageBand \'09 Power! Through the use of screenshots, tutorials, creative jumping-off points, and real world examples, this book fully explores the application and will teach you how to how to use GarageBand to learn how to play instruments, compose and record music, publish podcasts, create iPhone ring tones, and score your own movies.'
GARAGEBAND '11 POWER is an easy to understand, detailed guide on how to get the most out of GarageBand '11, as well as GarageBand '08 and '09. In addition to revealing all of the new features in '11, GARAGEBAND '11 POWER completely explores the application through the use of screenshots, tutorials, creative jumping-off points, and real world examples. Whether readers want to create music, record and publish podcasts, write scores for their own movies, or take piano and guitar lessons, GARAGEBAND '11 POWER is the guide readers need to get the most out of this incredible program.
About the Author
Todd M. Howard is an accomplished songwriter, musician, and performer and is the bassist and vocalist in the acoustic Americana roots quartet Last Fair Deal. Todd co-produced the band's 2005 album, True Tales. Currently he is working with up and coming singer/songwriters Ally LaRoche and Bill Bonnell, producing both artist's debut albums. Todd is the founder and principal of Howard Digital Media, a creative media development company. The company works in the fields of film and video production, DVD authoring, website design and development, music composition and production and Mac software training. After years of working as a tech/film/music blogger, Todd is currently exploring opportunities to bring his home recording instructional expertise back to the blogosphere. He has conducted hundreds of hours of training seminars and one-on-one instruction with Mac OS X, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, GarageBand, Logic Pro, Adobe Photoshop, as well as HTML/CSS and the principles of website design. Also an independent filmmaker, Todd was the producer and co-editor of the independent feature film The Trouble with Boys and Girls, and was the editor of Spare Me a short film directed by Guin Turner (Go Fish, American Psycho, The L Word), which was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to creating a graphic design and animation training podcast series for Adobe in 2007, Todd was the author and instructor on four DVD-based training titles released by Magnet Media/Zoom-In: The award-winning Inside Mac OS X: 10.4 Tiger, Inside iLife '06, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Jumpstart, and Mac OS X: 10.5 Leopard Jumpstart.
Table of Contents
'Introduction. 1. Getting Connected and Choosing Your Project Type. 2. GarageBand Preferences and the User Interface. 3. Working with Tracks and Tools. 4. Recording Real Instruments and Electric Guitar Tracks. 5. Groove Matching and Flex Time Editing. 6. Recording Software Instruments and MIDI Tracks. 7. Working with Apple Loops. 8. Creating Song Arrangements. 9. Producing a Podcast. 10. Effects, Mixing and Automation. 11. Sharing Your GarageBand Projects. 12. GarageBand Learn To Play Music Lessons. Appendix A: GarageBand Jam Packs. Appendix B: GarageBand \'11 Keyboard Shortcuts. Index.\n