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Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '09

Book Description

Get real-world guidance from Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert while learning how to record songs with vocals, drums, guitars, MIDI keyboards, and more. You'll not only learn how to use GarageBand more effectively, but also get hundreds of professional recording tips and tricks, and advice on applying effects.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '09
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in Version 1.1
      4. What's New in This Edition
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Quick Start to Recording with GarageBand
    4. 2. Strategize Your Recording Session
    5. 3. Choose a Recording Method
      1. Software Instruments
      2. Real Instruments
      3. Pros and Cons of Different Recording Methods
    6. 4. Recording Software Instruments
      1. Learn About MIDI Gear
      2. MIDI Keyboard Options
      3. Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard
      4. Record Your Tracks
        1. Select a Software Instrument sound
        2. Fine tune your instrument
        3. Start with a beat
        4. Record a track
        5. Record using a cycle region
        6. Get your part right
        7. Record drum tracks
      5. Edit the Performance
    7. 5. Recording Real Instruments
      1. Consider Your Equipment
        1. Plug in
        2. Locate an interface
        3. Use a microphone
      2. Set Up Your Input Device
        1. Use your Mac's built-in audio jack
        2. Use an external input device
          1. iMic
          2. Behringer Eurorack UB502
          3. Tascam US-122L
      3. Set Up to Record
        1. Use a Real Instrument track
          1. Set your options
          2. Set up your track
          3. Set levels
          4. Let's record already…
        2. Use an Electric Guitar track
          1. Decide whether to use a mic or go direct
          2. Set up your Electric Guitar track
          3. Select a preset
          4. Choose an amplifier
          5. Twirl the knobs
          6. Add some pedals
          7. Saving your handiwork
        3. Record with a microphone
          1. Choose a microphone
          2. Select a room
          3. Learn about mic placement
          4. Mic an electric guitar or bass amp
          5. Mic an acoustic guitar
          6. Mic a piano
          7. Mic drums
          8. Mic small ensembles
          9. Record vocals
          10. Set the mood
          11. Place the microphone
          12. Record a stereo track
        4. Record multiple takes
        5. Record multiple tracks at once
          1. Use your imagination
    8. 6. Fix a Section
      1. Punch In
      2. Fix Timing and Pitch
      3. Change Tempo
    9. 7. Understand GarageBand Effects
      1. Find the Effects
      2. Dynamic Effects
        1. Limiters
        2. Compressors
        3. Gates
      3. Filter and Equalizer Effects
        1. Equalizers
        2. Filters
        3. Vocal transformer
      4. Time-Based Effects
        1. Chorus, flanger, and phaser
        2. Echo and delay
        3. Reverb
        4. Tremolo and Vibrato
      5. Distortion Effects
        1. Distortion and Overdrive
        2. Bitcrusher
        3. Amp Simulation
        4. Bass amp
        5. Stompboxes
      6. Automate Effects
    10. 8. Learn GarageBand Tips and Tricks
      1. Double-Track Vocals and Guitars
      2. Make Your Own Loops
      3. Turn Your Guitar into a Bass
      4. Combine Two Garageband Projects in One Song
    11. 9. Listen to the Sample Songs
      1. The Software Instrument Song
      2. The Real Instrument Song
        1. Recording the basic tracks
        2. Mixing the song
    12. 10. Learn More
      1. Web Sites
      2. Books
      3. Magazines
      4. Videos
    13. A. GarageBand MIDI Drum Sounds
    14. B. Troubleshooting
      1. Improving Performance
      2. Audio Delays
    15. Glossary
    16. C. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plug
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits