Course For GarageBand ’09

OS X 10.6.6
4-hours of GarageBand '09 tutorial-videos. Download the HD version of this tutorial from: For this GarageBand Core training, we retained the instructional services of one of the best musicians in the world - J.F. Brissette (formerly the Musical Director of Cirque Du Soliel's "O" in Las Vegas). In this 4-hour tutorial you'll learn how to record, edit, and mix real music in GarageBand. Created from a playing musician's point of view, you'll start with an exploration of how GarageBand's interface works, then move directly on to recording your first musical takes. From selecting and trouble-shooting your audio interface, to setting up a metronome and working with tempo, you'll learn all the tricks you need to know to lay down great sounding audio. If you don't have a full band at your disposal, don't worry! The tutorial next moves on to explore audio loops. You'll learn now to select and audition loops, how to add loops to your song, how to edit and effect loops, and more. In the second half of the tutorial you'll explore techniques for arranging your song. This section is followed by a detailed exploration of mixing techniques that will show you how to get the best sound possible out of your arrangement. Once the song is finished, it's time to share it with the world. The tutorial ends by showing you how to create a final song file. You'll even learn how to turn your arrangement into a custom ring tone, or add it to iTunes so you can listen to it any time you want! Table of Contents: 01. Welcome 02. Looking at the Timeline 03. The Playhead 04. Useful Keyboard Shortcuts 05. The Master Track 06. Track Headers 07. The LCD 08. A Look at the Inspector 09. The Browse Tab 10. The Edit Tab 11. The Master Track’s FX 12. Playing with Track FX 13. Customizing Settings 14. Saving a Custom Instrument 15. MIDI & Audio Configuration 16. Creating a New Song 17. Tempo & Key Signature Trick 18. Various Tracks Explained 19. Recording Software Instruments 20. Metronome Settings 21. The Onscreen Keyboard 22. Musical Typing 23. Some Keyboard Shortcuts 24. Recording Real Instruments 25. Using Cycle Recording 26. Multi-Take Regions 27. Setting Up Multi-Track Recording 28. Multi-Track Recording 29. Importing an Audio File 30. Importing a MIDI File 31. Loop Browsing Intro 32. Examining the Loop Browser 33. Loop Key Oddity 34. Limiting Loop Search 35. The Column View 36. The Podcast View 37. The Favorites Category 38. Blue and Green 39. Editing Green Apple Loops 40. Saving our Edits 41. Matching the Bass and Guitar 42. Fine-Tuning Our Edit 43. Joining Regions Before Saving 44. Working with the Drums Loop 45. Overdubbing New Sounds 46. Copying Data Between Regions 47. Kick and Snare Edit 48. Working with Velocities 49. Saving the Finished Drums Loop 50. Preparing to Edit Blue Loops 51. Copying and Pasting Regions 52. Keyboard Shortcuts for LCD 53. Editing the Guitar Solo Loop 54. Three New Parts are Born 55. Edits Explained 56. Transposing Audio 57. "On the Run" Explained 58. The Arrangement Track 59. Creating an Arrange Region 60. Moving and Copying Arrange Regions 61. Deleting Arrange Regions 62. Arrange Region Tips 63. Replacing Regions 64. Finalizing the Arrangement 65. Intro to Mixing 66. Preparing the Rhythm Section 67. Automation Track Intro 68. Creating Control Points 69. Copying Control Points 70. Automation Track vs Volume Slider 71. Panning Automation 72. More Panning Automation 73. FX Automation 74. On the Fly Mixing 75. Going for a 2nd Pass 76. Save Your Mixes! 77. Sharing Your Song 78. Creating a Ringtone 79. Sending Song to iTunes 80. Moving Tracks to a Different Project 81. Preparing and Exporting 82. Checking our Exported Track 83. Bringing Our New Tracks In 84. About that Drum Loop 85. Preparing for Mixing 86. Conclusion