Complete Guide To GarageBand For Beginners

Record and Arrange Music Like A Pro.
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Do you want to produce music, record podcast and arrange songs without wasting hundred of dollars on a software? You are at the right place. This course is a complete guide to GarageBand for aspiring producer or for people who simply want to quickly edit a music piece. It's designed for beginners who don't have any prior knowledge on music production or music production software.

We will first see the GarageBand interface and then move on to see how we can work with synthesizers, real instrument,loops and then arrangement tools.

This course is divided by chapters and each of them touches a different category. Each chapter comes with the project files, pdf, and links who will allow you to assimilate the information from the course quickly while also allowing you to practice.

After taking this course, you should be able to create a musical a piece in GarageBand by using all of it's tools.

What are the requirements?

  • GarageBand Software
  • Internet Connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn The Complete Garageband Interface
  • Compose , Arrange and Publish Their Own Musical Project
  • Work with midi instrument
  • Work with real audio instrument
  • Basic Mixing & Mastering Techniques

What is the target audience?

  • Aspiring Beatmaker/Producer
  • Singer/Songwriter/Composer
  • People looking to start producing music but who have little knowledge about music production softwares.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

04:21

This is a Hip Hop  song I did in Garageband only using the built in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

02:27

This is a trap song I did in Garageband only using the built-in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

01:56

This is an Indie Style song I did in Garageband only using the built in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

06:46

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO GET A FULL OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE!

I will show you what is included in each chapter of the course and how it's structured.

02:51

This is course is for bandmembers,aspiring producer,beatmakers,songwriters and podcaster.

Section 1: Introduction To GarageBand Interface
01:27

In this video , we will see how to download GarageBand from the Apple Store.

01:53

The new project window allows us to set up our project . It's also where you'll find the templates.

05:05

In this video, we will go through the GarageBand Interface. Don't forget to download the PDF for the control bar and the keyboard shortcuts.

01:46

In this video, we will see how to set up our equipment. If you have an audio interface or a USB microphone, you can easily connect them to GarageBand.

03:06

In this video we will see how to distinguish tracks. We will see audio, midi, drummer and imported tracks.

We will go in more detail about each track in further videos.

Section 2: Working With Software Instruments & Drummer
03:08

In this video we will learn how to work with a midi keyboard. If you don't have a midi keyboard , you will use the musical typing . After this video you should be able to play software instrument with a midi keyboard or with the musical typing.

04:42

In this video, we will learn how to work with the smart control the customize our midi sound.

03:34

The transform pad is an option available with certain GarageBand synthesizers. It's a graphic function which allows you to modify the sound of the synthesizers. The arpeggiator is a tool to help you compose a melody. With a single note you can create an awesome melody.

07:30

In this video, we will see how to record midi data inside of GarageBand. I will also show you how to quantize your region for a more rhythmic sound.

04:28

You can add a virtual drummer to your project using a Drummer track, and choose drummers from different genres. Each drummer comes with its own drum kit and a distinct playing style. You can change the drummer’s playing style in the Drummer Editor. Drummer is a tool to help you create extremely realistic drums.

01:01

In this Chapter Project, I would like you to try to edit each region. You can also change to settings of the Drummer Track. Feel free to experiment.

Section 3: Working With Real Instruments
03:39

In this video, we will see how to set up our microphone to record audio from it.

05:59

In this video, I will show you how to use GarageBand as an amp for you electric guitar or bass. We will also see how to work with pedals and the library presets.

02:48

In this video, I will show you how to use the multi-recording function. Multi-recording means recording 2 or more tracks at the same time. You can use that option if you have a band or many people playing different instruments at the same time.

04:11

In this video, we will see how to edit audio. I will also show you how to use Flextime.

Section 4: Working With Loops
06:40

In this video, we will see how to manage loops from the loop browser.

03:06

In this video, we will see how to create our own. Loops are a crucial part of music production and learning how to create them is extremely helpful in a musical creation context.

GarageBand Shortcuts
1 question
01:59

Cycle recording means recoding multiple takes on the same region. Once you stop recording, you can preview the various takes and choose which one you want to use in the project.

Section 5: Structuring & Arranging Our Project
Colors and Region
3 questions
02:19

In this video, I will show the tools that we can use to organise our project.

02:46

The arrangement track will devise the chosen portion of your track in different categories. It's really useful if you want your song to be structured.

04:53

The groove track is a tool to help you fix timing issues.You can use it if you feel like some of the regions you've recorded sound off-beat.

03:45

In this video, I will show you how to download and install plugins. The download link is available.

Don't forget that GarageBand only functions with AU plugins!

04:30

In this video, I will show you how you can add and modify effects from the smart controls. We will also see how

to work with an equalizer.

Section 6: Basic Mixing & Mastering
06:57

In this video I will show you 4 basic mixing techniques to improve your sound .

02:38

In this video, I will show you how to master your song with GarageBand presets.

Section 7: Exporting Our Songs
02:21

In this video, I will show you the different option that you have to export your song from GarageBand.

Section 8: Bonus Videos
33:18

In this video I will demonstrate my song creation process.I hope it will inspire you to create you're own song.

03:15

Synth Risers are very popular trap,techno and other forms of electronic music.

How To Sample With The AU Sampler
03:19
02:37

In this video  I will show you how to download the TX16WX plugin to use it in Garageband.

08:47

In this video  I will show you how to sample with the TX16WX plugin with Garageband.  This is a much better alternative than the AU Sampler. Don't forget to watch the previous video on how to download the plugin.



00:25

If you have any question , feel free to contact me via mail at divinecassandra@gmail.com

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Instructor Biography

Cassandra Divine, Producer & Songwriter

Cassandra Divine is a Business Marketing Student as well as a musician. At an early age, she started developing her musical ears.

At age 11, Cassandra started playing guitar and was producing music for her locals rappers. She now knows how to play the guitar, piano, kalimba and drums. Her multi-cultural background led her to participate to Montreal's music festival such as The Blues Festival, Les Nuits D'Afrique ( African Nights ) and LES TAM-TAMS DU MONT-ROYAL. Since 2015, Cassandra has been working on creating affordable online courses for musicians looking to start producing music but who have little knowledge about the topic.

Other than being a musician, Cassandra also has a huge interest in the political and business world. In 2013, she proposed herself as a benevolent for her local elections. She's also working part time as a promotional agent for a Business named Promo-Staff.

Her main goal is to create a recording label based in Africa to sign Afro-Beats Artist and to be a well-known music producer. Her musical inspiration is Michael Jackson, Asaf Avidan, Marvin Gaye, Timberland and much more. Currently living in Canada, she's hoping to move to Cameroon to pursue her musical dreams.

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