Now that you can record eight simultaneous tracks with it, GarageBand 2 really does turn your Mac into a full-featured recording studio. To start taking advantage of it immediately, you (and your band-mates) need this Apple-certified guide from composer and master trainer Mary Plummer (who's also an Apple Certified Trainer). Through 20 hours of step-by-step lessons coupled with ample visual aids and loads of real-world tips, this book/DVD combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of GarageBand 2. You'll learn everything from mastering the interface and basic recording techniques to the secrets of arranging songs, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your GarageBand files. This thoroughly updated guide includes extensive coverage of all the new features of GarageBand 2, including multitrack recording, built-in real-time music notation, and smart recording features.