Garageband for Songwriting and Music Production
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Garageband for Songwriting and Music Production

Become a master at using GarageBand. Learn how to Compose, Edit, Mix and Master your music with real life examples.
4.6 (310 ratings)
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3,526 students enrolled
Created by Fran Solo
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the foundations of Garageband
  • Get to know your work space and get familiar with the functions available
  • Write your music quickly, experiment the different sounds and expand your ideas using a creative process
  • Learn how to play world instruments using your computer keyboard and sketch ideas fast!
  • Create your own drum parts quickly and easily
  • Learn how to edit and correct performance mistakes with a few clicks
  • Record real instruments and enhance their quality to make them sound warmer, thicker and more present in your mixes.
  • Learn how to Mix and Master your track with just a few adjustments and share your music to the world
Requirements
  • You should be able to use your mac at beginner level
  • A copy of Garageband, Available for free on the App Store
Description


Is Garageband considered for professional audio production?

Garageband isn’t less powerful than Logic Pro just because it’s free; People don’t pay attention to the things that are free in life. Just because it’s easy to get, it doesn't mean it’s not worth getting it.

I have been using Garageband since its release in 2004, and back then I used it to compose music for theatre.

With the continues improvements to Logic Pro throughout the years, Garageband has inherited some of the best features from its older brother. Tempo changes, Key changes, and some significant plugins for mixing and mastering, just to mention a few. GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio inside your Mac with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists as well as a vast selection of Synthesizers.

Can you make a professional recording with Garageband?

We can safely answer with a resounding YES!!

Garageband for Songwriting and Music Production

GarageBand is your swiss knife for music creation and audio production. Here you can record ideas, get your instruments blend with others available in the library in seconds.

Learn how to navigate the interface and create your first project by using one the available templates. If you have never composed a song, Apple Loops can help you in doing that. You'll find thousands of loops to add to your song and hundreds of instruments to play. All these tools will help you shape your compositions without the need for expensive equipment. 

If you are a musician and wants to record your instrument and your voice or two instruments simultaneously, Garageband helps you do just that with ease.

You will learn how to record, edit, mix and master your music whether you are a beginner or not. 

Get to play different instruments from around the world by using your computer keyboard or a midi keyboard.If you have a guitar, bass or piano, you'll get to try a vast array of professional sounding effects and include them in your composition.

You will learn what equipment is best to get according to your needs without breaking the bank.

Learn the 11 essential elements of mixing and mastering that every professional sound engineer use for a major release. 

Garageband is your Music laboratory where your creations will start to take shape and make your ideas available to the world. 

I can't wait to see you on the other side and start to compose today!

Frank

Who this course is for:
  • You are a musician who wants to produce your own music
  • You are a musician who wants to record your instruments
  • You don't play any instruments but still want to make music
  • You want to know how to create EDM, HIP HOP, ROCK, INDIE and Classical music
  • You want to learn how to mix and Master your own Music
  • You want to have a basic understanding of the main plugins available
  • You want to create soundtracks for your projects such as movies, presentations, showreels etc.
Course content
Expand all 85 lectures 06:51:13
+ Foundations
14 lectures 39:15
How to use the exercise files
01:47
Installing Garageband
03:11
Exploring the Control Bar
02:12
Smart Controls and Editor
02:08
Trasport Control
03:12
Tuner, Precount and Metronome
00:28
Master Volume and Master track
01:36
Notepad, Apple Loops and Media Browser
02:17
Tracks Area
02:08
Playhead, Automation and Adding tracks
02:33
Track Types
04:52
Creating a new Project
05:57
Adding tracks into your Project
06:25
+ Working with Loops
10 lectures 01:00:43
Welcome to Module 2
00:51
Deep Dive into Apple Loops
11:30
Types of loops
07:33
Creating a song Part 1
04:25
Creating a song Part 2
05:18
Creating a song Part 3
06:10
Changing Tempo and Key Part 4
02:53
Using Flex tool
05:28
Deep dive into the Drummer
13:03
Taking full control of the Drummer
03:32
+ Working with Software Instruments
14 lectures 59:51
Getting Started
01:25
Learning the Musical Typing
04:22
Choosing a Midi controller
04:15
Recording your own drums
05:13
Editing your Drums in Piano Roll
06:52
Transposing and correcting mistakes
04:54
Splitting Drums into separate tracks
03:49
Creating Apple Loops
04:27
Creating a metronome Click
02:38
Collaboration and Score Editor
02:51
Deep dive into the Midi Draw
06:09
Playing with the Arpeggiator
05:13
+ Working with Audio
12 lectures 56:49
Recording a real instrument
04:20
Getting sounds into Garageband
06:01
Getting the sound into the project
02:08
Recording first guitar
05:34
Recording the second guitar
05:37
The Amp Designer
07:41
Cycle recording
05:52
Exploring the Pedal board
02:36
Diving deep into the Pedalboard
03:25
Flex Tool and Matching Groove
06:00
Multitrack recording
07:05
+ Creative Process with Electronic Collection
12 lectures 01:01:25
Welcome to Module 5
00:47
Exploring layout
02:32
Recording the first Synth
06:21
Copying regions
02:11
Using Apple Loops Part 1
01:46
Using Apple Loops Part 2
10:06
Using Apple Loops Part 3
10:02
Using Apple Loops Part 4
15:20
Freezing tracks
02:27
Working in the arrangement
05:17
Saving Favourites
01:17
Walking through the Process
03:19
+ MIxing & Mastering
22 lectures 02:12:40
Welcome to Module 6
01:10
Housekeeping before Mixing
04:30
Arrangement track
06:21
Tempo changes
04:15
Diving into Panning
12:17
Intro to Automations
05:17
Copy, Paste and Delete Automations
01:38
Applying more Automations
06:10
11 Essential Elements of Mixing and Mastering
07:53
Using the Equalizer
11:44
Equilizer Automation
02:51
Audio Units Plugins
06:50
Locking Tracks and Improving Performance
02:45
Basics of Compressor and Limiter
11:40
Exploring the Reverb
05:40
Exploring the Delay
06:25
Ambience effects - Chorus
06:12
Flanger and Phaser
04:36
Tremolo and Vibrato
02:03
Mastering your Project
14:56
Sharing your song
04:52