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How to Add Loop Regions in GarageBand in iLife ’11

In iLife '11's GarageBand, you can create a track for one or more loop regions by dragging a loop into an empty space on the timeline. Follow these steps to repeat a track in a loop sequence: [more…]

How to Arrange the Timeline in GarageBand in iLife ’11

GarageBand '11 offers a visual depiction of a song using a timeline. When you drag a loop to the timeline, or record into a track, iLife's GarageBand represents the music with a region in the timeline [more…]

iLife '11: Select, Copy, and Paste Regions in GarageBand

In iLife, being able to copy and paste regions in GarageBand is useful: You can perform a task once and repeat it thousands of times. You can even copy multiple regions in different tracks at one time. [more…]

iLife '11: How to Use the Arrangement Track in GarageBand

In iLife '11, GarageBand offers a special Arrangement Track for defining vertical arrangement regions in a song, just as an arranger would define sections in a chart, and use labels such as Verse and Chorus [more…]

Use Your Mac as an Instrument in GarageBand in iLife ’11

If you have nothing but iLife and your Mac for making music, you can create a song by using the tools and features built in to your computer, thanks to GarageBand. GarageBand includes an onscreen music [more…]

How to Change Real Instrument Settings in GarageBand in iLife ’11

Before you can kick-start your sensational music mixing using GarageBand in Life '11 you need to know the basics. When recording with GarageBand in iLife, you can choose a Real Instrument and set as many [more…]

How to Navigate the GarageBand Main Window in iLife ’11

The GarageBand in iLife '11 offers users the unique experience of creating and mixing their own music. The GarageBand window in iLife '11 has controls that look like they belong in an expensive sound studio [more…]

Using an Audio Interface in GarageBand in iLife ’11

To record instruments or microphones, try an audio interface as your input device with GarageBand in iLife '11. An audio interface is an adapter or a device that enables you to connect audio sources to [more…]

Setting Sound Input Lines in GarageBand in iLife ’11

One of the major perks of GarageBand in iLife 11' is the recording features. Before you can start your rock and roll career, you need to assign the sound input. To assign sound input to your Mac’s built-in [more…]

Connecting a USB MIDI Keyboard in iLife ’11's GarageBand

You can use a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) keyboard that connects to your Mac through a USB connector cable. In iLife '11, GarageBand can apply the MIDI information to any Software Instrument [more…]

Choosing a Line-In or Internal Mic for GarageBand in iLife ’11

When using GarageBand in iLife '11 you can connect any type of mono or stereo audio source. Most Mac models offer a line-in connection that accepts a cable with a 1/8-inch stereo mini-plug, which is common [more…]

How to Create a New GarageBand Project in iLife ’11

GarageBand in iLife '11 gives you the opportunity to start something new, and exciting! But first, you need to tackle the basics. When you first open GarageBand in iLife, you see a dialog in which you [more…]

Creating a Track in GarageBand in iLife ’11

In iLife '11, your performances with instruments, your vocals, and your prerecorded loops are each stored in separate tracks, isolated from other instrument or vocal tracks. Because iLife '11 stores tracks [more…]

How to Generate a Software Instrument in GarageBand in iLife ’11

The advantage you have in using a Software Instrument track in GarageBand in iLife '11 is that you can change the note’s pitch and length, for example, almost as though you were changing typos with a word [more…]

How to Set Up an Electric Guitar Track in GarageBand in iLife ’11

Have a sweet riff for guitar you need to try out? GarageBand in iLife '11 should be your new best friend. Rather than spend a fortune on special effects boxes, pedals, and amplifiers in real life to try [more…]

Get Started with the Magic GarageBand in iLife '11

Are you ready to kick out the jams with the iLife Magic GarageBand? The Magic GarageBand feature sets up a band for you and plays a song so that you can play along with it. It's a fun way to practice, [more…]

Record Your Performance with the Magic GarageBand in iLife '11

GarageBand can turn your Mac into a home recording studio. When you're ready to record a performance with the instrument you chose for My Instrument along with the Magic GarageBand, follow these steps: [more…]

Take Guitar or Piano Lessons in GarageBand in iLife '11

In iLife '11, GarageBand's Learn to Play lessons help you easily learn the basic techniques of playing guitar and piano, and the Lesson Store lets you purchase and download guitar lessons, piano lessons [more…]

How to Record Takes with GarageBand's Learn to Play Feature in iLife '11

In iLife'11, GarageBand can help you learn to play the guitar or piano with its Learn to Play feature. While you're learning a song, you can record your playing so you can listen to or study it later. [more…]

Choose a Menu Theme in iDVD in iLife '11

In iDVD, a theme consists of a professionally designed combination of background elements and drop zones, a music clip, and a button style for arranging the main menu and submenus. A [more…]

Change the Background and Text in Your iLife '11 iDVD Project

Many iLife iDVD themes let you change the background image and text of the theme while keeping the drop zones (sections of the menu background that can play videos and slideshows or feature photos). For [more…]

Add Content to Drop Zones in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

Drop zones in iDVD are sections of the menu background that can play videos and slideshows. You can also place a still image in a drop zone. Drop zones aren't buttons — viewers of your iLife DVD won't [more…]

Change a Text Button's Appearance in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

DVDs offer menus with buttons that viewers click to play movies and slideshows. In iLife, some iDVD themes offer text buttons, and some offer buttons in shapes that can play miniature videos and slideshows [more…]

Add and Customize Submenus in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

Depending on which theme you choose, the menus in your iLife iDVD project can hold either 6 or 12 buttons. But a menu can turn ugly with too many buttons. You can put all your extras behind a single button [more…]

Add Scene Selection Menus to an iLife '11 iDVD Project

When you play a commercial DVD, the main menu usually offers a button to show a scene selection submenu that lets you choose a scene to start watching from. No matter how long your videos are, you can [more…]

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