Apple Training Series: GarageBand 09

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Peachpit Press, May 1, 2009 - 312 pages
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Whether you're an accomplished musician or a student, Garageband is the most rewarding way to create, record, and mix your own music. In the only Apple-certified guide to GarageBand '09, composer Mary Plummer shows you just how easy it is to turn your Mac into a full-featured recording studio. Plummer offers a complete course in all aspects of GarageBand--starting with the interface and Magic GarageBand, and moving on to recording and arranging a song, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your music files. Using practical step-by-step lessons and original music, you'll learn how to record with an electric guitar, score a QuickTime movie, create an iPhone ringtone, jam with virtual musicians, and much more. The book also includes complete coverage of Garageband 09's new Learn to Play feature, so you can learn piano and guitar through interactive video lessons from such artists as Sting, Norah Jones, Fall Out Boy and more.
- Includes lesson and media files for over 12 hours of training.
- Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world projects
- Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
- Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
- Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
- Lesson review sections summarize what you've learned
The Apple Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program. You can work through this book as a self-paced course or attend a class at an Apple Authorized Training Center. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files.
Helpful tips: - If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" - Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. - You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. - Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Learning to Play Music with GarageBand
7
Jamming with a Virtual Band
31
Recording Music in GarageBand
51
Scoring a Movie and Arranging Loops
87
Creating an iPhone Ringtone
135
Mixing Music and Effects
151
Creating Podcasts
189
Sharing Your Finished Projects
239
Appendix Bonus Lessons and Materials
265
Index
289
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About the author (2009)

Mary Plummer has been editing film and video professionally for more than 20 years, including online, offline, linear, and non-linear editing systems. Her freelance experience includes music videos, documentaries, promos, trailers, pilots, show intros, commercials, and independent feature films. The first feature film she edited was finished on the original Avid Media Composer in the early 1990s. Since then, her knowledge and experience have evolved in tandem with the professional non-linear editing tools. In addition to her editing career, she is also an Avid Certified Trainer and best-selling author of numerous film and television post-production software training books, including TITLE DESIGN ESSENTIALS FOR FILM AND VIDEO.

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