Course For Garageband '11 101 - Core Garageband '11

Developer: Nonlinear Educating Inc.

Current Version: 2.0.2

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 709.2 MB - Download


In this tutorial app Scott Freiman pulls Apple’s GarageBand (GB) into his virtual “garage” and, with a NASCAR mechanic’s passion for detail, shows you how this fine-tuned, hybrid DAW works.

GarageBand ’11 has proven to be one of the most popular DAWs in the world—and it comes free with every recent Apple computer. See how powerful and easy to use it really is in this revved up tutorial by mPV Star trainer, Scott Freiman.

You know, GB is designed to get you to the music fast! In the first section Scott puts the pedal to the metal by building a tune from scratch. Watching Scott make his musical decisions gives you a roadmap to learn all the fundamentals: from creating the first note to the final exported track!

From there, Scott accelerates into the workspace. You’ll learn all about the timeline, navigation (no GPS in this release...), the Inspector, the Media Browser and the Notepad. Next you’re upshifting into the loops and the awesome new “Flex” tool that can make any recorded audio fit right to the beat!

Speaking of audio, Scott cranks the subwoofer to talk about recording audio tracks while plugging in the included virtual amps and pedalboard. From there he makes a hairpin turn into the world of MIDI and software instruments where he covers all the basics of editing, quantization and the Score Editor.

He then screams down the last straightaway to cover all the cool things you can do while arranging and mixing. Finally, Scott gives you the checkered flag as you cross the GarageBand finish line by learning how to make your own podcasts and movie scores!

This Garageband ’11 tutorial by Scott Freiman is not to be missed!

Table of Contents:

1. Welcome to GarageBand
2. What We Won’t Be Covering
3. Setting Up GarageBand
4. The Main Window
5. A Look at Regions
6. Creating a Song
7. Composing with Loops
8. Adding More Loops
9. Cycling
10. Working with Regions
11. Recording a Software Instrument
12. Changing Instruments
13. Onscreen Keyboard
14. Musical Typing
15. Recording a Real Instrument
16. Recording Guitar
17. Exporting Your Song
18. Saving Your Song
19. The LCD
20. The Timeline
21. Moving Around
22. More About Tracks
23. Split and Join
24. Grid and Guides
25. The Track Inspector
26. The Region Editor
27. Locking Tracks
28. The Media Browser
29. The Notepad
30. More About Loops
31. More About the Loop Browser
32. Transposing Audio
33. Modifying Browser Buttons
34. Working In the Region Editor
35. Tuning Audio
36. The Flex Tool
37. More About the Region Editor
38. Quantizing Audio
39. Adding an Accent
40. Transposing Multiple Regions
41. Setting Up to Record Audio
42. Choosing a Bass Amp
43. Recording the Bass
44. Setting Up to Record Guitar
45. Choosing a Guitar Amp
46. Using Pedals
47. Recording Guitar
48. Multitrack Recording
49. Cycle Recording
50. Comping Audio
51. Importing and Exporting Audio
52. Groove Matching
53. Recording Software Instruments
54. Cycle Recording With Software Instruments
55. Editing Software Instruments
56. Editing Controller Data
57. Creating Software Loops
58. More About Quantization
59. The Score Editor
60. More About Cut, Copy, and Paste
61. Using Audio Unit Instruments
62. Importing MIDI Files
63. Insert Effects
64. Send and Master Effects
65. The Arrangement Track
66. More About the Arrangement Track
67. Creating a Rough Arrangement
68. Creating a Rough Mix
69. Automating Volume and Panning
70. Automating Effects
71. The Master Track
72. Sharing Your Song
73. Working With Movies
74. Creating a Podcast
75. Thanks for Watching!


Release Notes:

• Add your own notes to individual tutorials.
• View the outline and jump to any tutorial while playing video or from the Home screen.
• Mark your favourite tutorials.
• Take your learning experience full screen.
• Hide or show the tutorial outline whenever you want.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Ravenwolf35

There was more to Garageband than I realized! - I really thought that I had a good grasp of what GarageBand offered as my DAW of choice. Apparently I only knew about 50% of what the application had to offer! I had 2 weeks of vacation from my job and decided to jump back into my music hobby and bought this video tutorial on a whim. At first I thought, oh boy, this is going to be everything I already know, I just wasted $15. Not the case at all! I learned a ton from these videos! I liked how he split the learning into many small, "bite sized" videos. I found myself watching a few here and there, taking it all in. I actually have a renewed energy to work on my music hobby after watching the videos, and I know that if I need a refresher on anything I can just go back to that particular video for guidance. Plus, I don't know about everyone else out there, but I have the bug to buy and try tons of different DAWs, plugins, effects, etc. I now have a new respect for GarageBand and have confidence that it will be able to handle what I need for my music hobby for a long time now that I know how to use it fully. So I guess one last little comment is that this $15 may have saved me $100 or more in buying the latest and greatest application because GarageBand will work just fine for my needs. Again, bought it on a whim, I don't know the creator of this, but I wanted to take a minute to review it and thank him for his work. Happy customer here.

Found helpful by 38 out of 42 people
Version 1.0
Review by Reluar

Not Eligible for Refund - I installed Garageband in 2014 and then acquired this tutorial by mistake, not realizing that it is for a much older and very different than the current Garageband. I asked for refund because the app is of no use to me. The reply was that it was not eligible for a refund. Buyer beware: have mouse, don’t click.

Found helpful by 50 out of 50 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.2
Review by piana tuna

totally useless - This tutorial is for GarageBand ’11 which sounds great because the current version of GarageBand is referred to as GarageBand 10. So, naturally, if one has GarageBand 10 installed, (which is highly recommended by Apple) one is curious to see what’s going on in GarageBand ’11 - (you see, I was taught that 10 comes BEFORE 11). But as it turns out, GarageBand ’11 is OLDER than GarageBand 10, It also turns out that GarageBand 10 is much better and more complicated than GarageBand ’11 which renders this tutorial as useless as GarageBand ’11, Don’t get me wrong, i am a HUGE fan of GarageBand!!! And I love the new version! So how can Apple continue to sell this useless tutorial?

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people