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GarageBand Tips

The new GarageBand features are impressive. You can fix your guitarist’s inability to keep a beat. You can extend that final note of your song. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn the guitar or keyboards. But before you get the guitar, keyboards or mics out, it’s actually helpful if you(…)

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GarageBand

GarageBand

Creating a Project: You start working in GarageBand by creating a new project. To create a new project: 1. Choose File > New.2. In the New Project dialog, select the type of project you want to create.3. In the dialog that appears, browse to the location where you want to store the project, then type(…)

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Connecting Music Equipment

Connecting a Musical Instrument or Microphone: You can connect an electric musical instrument or microphone to your computer andrecord it in a Real Instrument track. You can connect a microphone to your computer using the computer’s audio inputport, if your computer has one. You can also connect an audio interface to yourcomputer, then connect instruments(…)

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Creating Musical Score

Sending an iMovie Project to GarageBand: You can send an iMovie project from iMovie to GarageBand. When you send an iMovieproject, GarageBand opens and a new project is created that contains the iMovieproject. If GarageBand is already open, the current project closes before the newproject is created. To send an iMovie project from iMovie to(…)

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Creating Podcasts

Creating Podcasts

Creating a Podcast Episode: You can create an enhanced podcast episode in GarageBand using the following steps: 1. Create the podcast audio by recording and adding audio in GarageBand.2. Apply ducking to backing tracks.3. Show the podcast track.4. Add and edit marker regions.5. Add artwork and/or URLs to marker regions.6. Add episode artwork.7. Edit episode(…)

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Mixing and Adding

Mixing and Adding

What Is Mixing? When you’ve built the arrangement of your project, the next step is to mix the project.Mixing is where you step back and listen to the overall sound of the music, and makechanges to tracks and the project to balance the different parts, bring the music intofocus, and give it the right “sound.”(…)

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Notation View

Notation View

You can view and edit Software Instrument regions in standard music notation format. In notation view, you can edit notes and other musical events, including adding pedal markings. In addition to the editor’s graphic “piano roll” view, you can view Software Instrumentregions (both those you record and those from loops) in notation view. In notationview,(…)

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Editor

Editor

The editor is like a microscope showing a close-up view of part of a track.You can edit Real and Software Instrument regions in a variety of ways in the editor.For Real Instruments: When you select a Real Instrument track, the editor shows the waveform of the track or selected region.You can move, crop, join, transpose,(…)

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Software Instruments

Software Instruments

Using Musical Typing: Using Musical Typing, you can play and record Software Instruments using yourcomputer keyboard. When you show the Musical Typing window, you can play the topand middle row of your computer keyboard just like the keys on a music keyboard toplay notes. To show the Musical Typing keyboard: Choose Window > Musical Typing(…)

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Real Instruments

Real Instruments

Adding a Real Instrument Track: To record a Real Instrument, you can add a new Real Instrument track or record on anexisting Real Instrument track. To add a Real Instrument track: 1. Click the Add Track button, or choose Track > New Track.2. In the New Track dialog, click Real Instrument, then click Create.The new(…)

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