Make Your Own Music with GarageBand

By Stephen Haunts
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About this book

GarageBand is a popular music creation application that comes free with MacOS, iPadOS and iOS. For many people, GarageBand is their first foray into the world of music composition and production. You can then edit your music on a timeline, using various mixing effects.

In this book, you’ll quickly learn your way around the GarageBand user interface. You will learn what the loop library is and how to use it, how to use the built-in instrument library, including installing third-party VST and AU virtual instruments. You will understand how to use an external audio-interface and keyboard. You will learn how to record and edit on a timeline to arrange a music track or podcast that stands up to professionally released music tracks or podcasts. You will also master how to create inspiring drum tracks using the virtual drummer interface. This book will also cover how to perform a final mix down using track and master bus effects ready for exporting your final composition.

By the end of this book, you’ll have a firm understanding of what GarageBand is, and how to get started on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. If you dream of creating professional sounding music or podcasts, then this book will take you from having no knowledge to being experienced in no time.

Publication date:
February 2023

About the Author

  • Stephen Haunts

    Stephen Haunts is a published writer, musician and trainer who has released sound libraries and music over the past twenty years. He has written and recorded ambient albums under my own name and as the electronic artist called, Creature. Stephen has also recorded music that has been used in TV and film. As well as being a musician and sound designer, Stephen is also a public speaker, who has spoken at conferences and events all over the world.

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