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GarageBand Essential Training

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to make music with GarageBand, the recording, editing, and mixing software that comes with every Mac.


  • Capture your musical visions with GarageBand
1. Getting Started
  • Understand the GarageBand layout
  • Create a new project
  • Add tracks
  • Understand region types
  • Work with the Tempo track
2. Working with Loops and Drummer
  • Browse the loop library
  • Understand the difference between Software and Real Instrument loops
  • Add loops to your project and customize them
  • Change loop settings
  • Transpose loops
  • Import audio tracks
  • Use Drummer to create custom drumbeats
3. Working with Software Instruments
  • Understand MIDI and Musical Typing
  • Connect a keyboard controller
  • Record a software instrument track
  • Cycle recording
  • Split a drum track into multiple tracks
  • Edit software tracks
  • Create a click track
  • Working with synth sounds
4. Working with Real Instruments
  • Get real sounds into your Mac
  • Set input levels
  • Record a Real Instrument track
  • Record and composite multiple takes
  • Enable simultaneous multitrack recording
  • Customize the guitar sound
  • Customize the bass sound
  • Fix timing issues with Flex Time and groove matching
5. Arranging, Editing, and Mixing Your Project
  • Get organized
  • Use the Arrangement track
  • Equalizing tracks
  • Use plugins
  • Automate volume and panning
  • Lock tracks to improve system performance
  • Mixing
  • Use the master track
6. Exporting, Sharing, and Archiving Your Project
  • Use the Share menu
  • Save your project to iCloud to access from other Macs
  • Archive your project
  • Next steps

Taught by

Garrick Chow


4.8 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 113 ratings

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