If you've purchased an Apple Mac computer in the last few years you're probably already familiar with GarageBand, Apple's incredibly easy-to-use, virtual recording studio. Perhaps you're new to recording and dipping your toe in the water. Maybe you're already using this powerful software to write and record your own songs. If you're running version 3, you may even be producing your own radio and video podcasts, using the new jingle content. Whatever your skill-level, one things for sure: you're bound to find this book an invaluable working companion.
Okay, the online help and PDF manuals do a fine job of describing how things work but they don't tell you that GarageBand's software instruments are the same powerful synthesisers as those found in Logic Pro, only with simplified controls. Once you discover their true potential, there are some powerful editing features just begging to be used. That's the kind of insider knowledge revealed in this book along with tips on buying hardware for your personal studio, Apple loops, audio and MIDI, effects, production, mixing and mastering.
Some dismiss GarageBand as a toy. But that's just plain silly. Yes it does lack the high-end features of some of the more expensive recording software programs. But rest assured, there are plenty of useful work-arounds and tips and tricks to be had. For those in the know, GarageBand provides all the power tools needed to produce stunning, CD-quality audio projects. Read this book and all will be revealed.