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The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand Paperback – June 13, 2004
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Turn into a recording star overnight using GarageBand, the newest member of the iLife family.
Get the insider's perspective on making professional quality music with GarageBand from Jay Shaffer, an expert audio engineer and music producer.
Endorsed by MacAddict, readers will find that focused, no-holds-barred approach that makes MacAddict Magazine popular with over 180,000 readers.
This book shows how to take advantage of GarageBand and exploit it to the fullest.
GarageBand helps you turn your Mac into a fully-functional recording studio. The newest member of the iLife suite comes with pre-recorded loops utilizing hundreds of musical instruments to enable you to sound like a symphony orchestra or a one-man band. GarageBand ships with only limited documentation and that's where this book fills the gap. The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand shows you how to create, perform and record your own music, even if you can't read a note or play an instrument - you can easily produce tunes that sound like you can! If you are musically inclined, this book shows you how to hook up your instruments and record your own sound, then you can mix it with as many other instruments as you want for a truly professional result. Once you have your tunes mixed to perfection, you can use them to score your iMovie projects, your iPhoto slide shows, and your iDVD projects. The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand teaches you how to do all of that - and much more!
Jay Shaffer is a freelance audio engineer, music composer and sound designer. He has over 20 years experience in the recording industry and has produced and recorded several award winning albums as well as having composed music for films videos and computer games. Considered by many to be an expert on Macintosh audio recording he also administers the Mac Audio Guy Web site, a resource for Mac audio professionals and enthusiast. Gary Rosenzweig has written 10 mass-market books on Macromedia Director and Flash as well as many magazine articles. He owns and runs CleverMedia, a game development company in Denver, Colorado. He has been a Mac user since 1987.
From the Back Cover
Do you find yourself singing in the shower, pretending your shampoo bottle is your microphone and your towel is your guitar? Do you tap out drum rhythms with your pen at work? Now you can channel your musical energy using The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand, the Mac software program that can turn you into a virtual recording star. MacAddict's focused, no-olds-barred approach is evident in this musical tutorial. Learn about pre-recorded loops that enable you to sound like you're singing with a symphony orchestra even if you can't actually play a single instrument. Or, if you are instrumentally-inclined, you will also learn how to hook up your instruments to record your own sound and later use GarageBand to edit and mix it for truly professional results. MacAddict is the authoritative voice in the Mac community and The MacAddict Guide to Making Music with GarageBand is the only book they endorse. It is sure to become the only book you'll need to learn how to unleash your inner rock star.
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Maybe the authors knew more than they're telling, but there's nothing in this book which couldn't be gleaned from reading the help files.
He'll guide you past those few little rocks and bumps in GarageBand that might otherwise pop a hole in your Creative Ship...How much memory do I _really_ need? What does that menu _really_ mean? C'mon, I wanna make NOISES!!!
And Jay will let you know. And you will be a noisemaker, and you will no longer be able to blame your parents because they wouldn't let you have an accordion.
Much Love to you loud people,
Great Respect to Jay,
The Fat Man