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How to Start a Podcast Episode in iLife's GarageBand '11

In iLife, GarageBand '11 is the perfect tool for creating audio or video podcast episodes with narration, dialogue, music, sound effects, chapter markers, artwork, and Web addresses [more…]

iLife '11: How to Modify a Podcast Episode in GarageBand

In iLife, GarageBand '11 is the perfect tool for creating audio or video podcast episodes with narration, dialogue, music, sound effects, chapter markers, artwork, and Web addresses [more…]

How to Make a Video Podcast in iLife 11's GarageBand

Creating a video podcast episode in GarageBand '11 is similar to creating an audio podcast episode, except that a Movie Track (with video clips) is substituted for the Podcast Track and doesn’t include [more…]

iLife '11: How to Edit Tracks in GarageBand

Using the GarageBand Track Editor in iLife '11, you can view the music in a region as though you’re seeing it in a microscope, viewing either the actual notes in a Software Instrument track or the waveform [more…]

iLife '11: Use the GarageBand Master Track Controls

Using a separate track for each instrument and vocal performance is necessary in order to create the best results with your sound when recording with GarageBand in iLife '11. However, controlling all these [more…]

How to Share Your Song or Podcast from GarageBand in iLife ’11

The multiple-track display of your finished song or podcast episode in GarageBand '11 is impressive, and now that you have the mixing just right for all tracks — you’re ready to share your creation with [more…]

What You Can Do with GarageBand in iLife ’11

GarageBand '11 an get you started as a musician, if you’re not one already. This musical component of iLife offers extensive Learn to Play lessons that walk you through the basic techniques of playing [more…]

How to Record a Track in GarageBand in iLife ’11

Before recording a track with iLife '11's GarageBand, make sure you’ve defined the instrument and its settings properly. If you’re recording a Real Instrument track, be sure to set the Input Source, Recording [more…]

How to Search for a Loop in GarageBand in iLife ’11

GarageBand '11 is supplied with loops that sound great when repeated. GarageBand in iLife includes thousands of these prerecorded Apple Loops and a Loop Browser that categorizes them so that you can find [more…]

Limit Your Loop Choices by Scale and Key in GarageBand '11

GarageBand’s Loop Browser in iLife '11 lets you browse loops by instrument. For each instrument, you can narrow the loop search by genre, mood, or type. [more…]

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…]

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