Introduction: Getting Started

Welcome to the official training course for GarageBand 2, Apple’s dynamic and powerful music arrangement software. This book is a detailed guide to recording, arranging, and mixing music using GarageBand, instrument recordings, and the library of more than 1000 royalty-free Apple Loops that is included with the software. It is based on the premise that a training book should go beyond a basic tour of the application by providing you with practical techniques that you will use on a daily basis to add professional-quality music and sound effects to your projects.

Whether you are a seasoned composer or have never written a piece of music before, you will learn how to use GarageBand for a variety of real-world scenarios, ...

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