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GarageBand Masterclass: GarageBand for Music Production

Learn GarageBand for music production, music composition, music mixing, audio production, songwriting, and so much more!
Instructor:
Jeremy Deighan
28,046 students enrolled
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Learn the basics of using GarageBand for your music production or audio production.
Install, setup, and navigate GarageBand's interface.
Record, add, and import audio files into your GarageBand project.
Edit and arrange audio files in your GarageBand project.
Mix and export your files in GarageBand.
Use GarageBand to create your audio project; whether it be a song, voice-over, podcast, ringtone, or sound for a movie.

GarageBand Masterclass: GarageBand for Music Production

Do you want to create awesome music for your band, killer audio for your videos or courses, and professional quality voice overs? Have you ever tried recording and producing your own audio projects to find it difficult and time consuming?

Then you have come to the right place!

What this course is about:

This GarageBand Masterclass is aimed to help you understand the fundamentals of using GarageBand for the Mac. This amazing piece of software can help you create a multitude of audio projects, and this is just the course to help you get started!

GarageBand is very easy-to-use software for creating beats, music, voice overs, sound effects, and even ringtones. GarageBand has an extensive resource of libraries and presets to get you up and running in no time. It lets you have complete control over audio adjustments so you can get the right sound you’re looking for.

As one of the top applications for MacOS, you can learn GarageBand today for your next music production, music composition, audio production, songwriting session, music mixing, and anything else that you can think of!

Don’t wait to enroll in this premium course today!

When you enroll in this course, you will have the benefit of getting quality instruction on how to use GarageBand, direct contact with the instructor, discussion forums with other students, and evergreen content upgrades.

Plus, Udemy offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee; if you do not like this course, you can get your money back!

Don’t hesitate, enroll today!

Jeremy Deighan

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Welcome to GarageBand Masterclass: GarageBand for Music Production

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Welcome to this GarageBand Course!

Thank you for taking this GarageBand course! It's my pleasure to teach you everything that GarageBand has to offer!

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Create a Rock Song in 15 Minutes with GarageBand

In this quick video, I will show you exactly how to use GarageBand to make a rock song. You will see some of the benefits of using this software.

Getting Started with GarageBand

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Interface Overview

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on the GarageBand interface.

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Installing GarageBand

We will begin this course by first installing the software onto your computer. This lecture will guide you in the installation process.

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The Project Window

The project window is the starting point of using GarageBand. You will learn in this lecture how to create a new project, use a pre made template, and even learn how to play an instrument.

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The GarageBand Window

The GarageBand window is the main area of the software. This lecture shows the main parts of using the GarageBand interface.

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The Control Bar

GarageBand’s control bar is one of the most used tools within the software. It includes everything from hiding and showing areas to basic playback controls such as rewind and record.

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The Tracks Area

This lecture will guide you through working in the tracks area, the main workspace of GarageBand.

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The Menu Bar

GarageBand’s menu bar has a lot more options and functions that are accessible through it. This lecture will touch on the rest of the options you can have inside of GarageBand.

GarageBand Windows

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The Library

GarageBand has an extensive library of instruments and patches to use for your project. This lecture will show you how to open and use the library.

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Smart Controls

Smart controls in GarageBand allow you to adjust audio sounds and instruments. This lecture will show you the main controls used within GarageBand.

3
The Audio Editor

The audio editor is used when editing waveforms in GarageBand. This lecture shows the most commonly used audio editing options.

4
The Piano Roll Editor

MIDI is a common audio form that is easily edited and manipulated. The piano roll editor will allow you to easily create and customize your MIDI files.

5
The Score Editor

Musicians who read and write sheet music will love the score editor. This lecture shows you how to arrange and compose your own music within GarageBand.

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The Drummer Editor

A newer feature of GarageBand is the drummer editor. This lecture will show you the power of the drummer editor to begin making drum beats quickly.

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The Note Pad

GarageBand provides a basic notepad for your to keep track of notes, lyrics, and other documents you need to write down. This lecture will show you the basic functionality of the note pad.

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The Loop Browser

The loop browser is a library of Apple Loops that can be used in your project privately or professionally. Loops allow you to easily create music and sounds that can be played continuously without interruption.

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The Media Browser

The media browser is the place where you can easily access your audio and movie files. This lecture will teach you how to use this window.

GarageBand Collections and Templates

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Keyboard Collection

The keyboard collection is a list of pre made keyboard tracks that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

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Amp Collection

The amp collection is a list of pre made guitar tracks that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

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Voice Collection

The voice collection is a list of pre made vocal tracks and effects that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

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Ringtone Template

The ringtone template is used to easily create ringtones for your smartphone inside of GarageBand.

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Hip Hop Template

The hip hop template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating a hip hop style song.

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Electronic Template

The electronic template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating an electronic style song.

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Songwriter Template

The songwriter template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating various songs.

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Empty Project

The empty project is a blank slate for you to begin creating your own audio projects. This lecture will show you the basis of setting up an empty project within GarageBand.

Learn to Play with GarageBand

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Introduction to Guitar

Introduction to Guitar is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play the guitar. This lecture shows you the basics of using this valuable tool.

2
Chord Trainer

The chord trainer is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play different chords on the guitar.

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Introduction to Piano

Introduction to Piano is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play the piano. This lecture shows you the basics of using this valuable tool.

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Lesson Store

The lesson store is the place in GarageBand where you can buy more lessons to learn how to play the guitar or piano. This lecture shows you how to access and navigate the lesson store.

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Test Your Knowledge on GarageBand's Interface

This quiz will test your knowledge on GarageBand's interface.

Connecting and Using Devices in GarageBand

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Recording Overview

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on recording in GarageBand.

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Connecting a Microphone

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a microphone and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

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Connecting a Guitar

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a guitar and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

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Connecting a Keyboard

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a keyboard and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

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Keyboard and Musical Typing

GarageBand offers a software keyboard and a musical typing tool that makes it really easy to begin playing and recording inside of the program.

Recording in GarageBand

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Start a New Project

This lecture explains how to start a new project in GarageBand, and the options that you can make before beginning.

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Record a Sound

Now we will learn how to do some basic recording inside of GarageBand. This lecture will show you the fundamentals of getting sound or audio into the software.

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Record Multiple Takes

Recording multiple takes makes it really easy to get the exact audio you need recorded. This lecture will explain how to do this.

4
Record a Software Instrument

Software instruments give you a giant range of sounds inside of GarageBand. This lecture will explain how to record these into the tracks area for your project.

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Record a Drum Track

Recording drum tracks in GarageBand has never been easier. This lecture will show you how to set up the perfect drum sound that you are looking for.

6
Apple Loops

This lecture explains the versatility of using Apple Loops and how to get them into your GarageBand project.

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Import Audio

In this lecture, you will learn how to import your own audio files; whether created by yourself externally or downloaded from a website.

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Test Your Knowledge on Recording in GarageBand

In this quiz, you will test your knowledge on recording in GarageBand.

Basic Editing in GarageBand

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Editing Overview

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on editing in GarageBand.

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Editing the Tracks Area

The tracks area of GarageBand is where most of the magic. You will spend most of your time here and will want to get acquainted with this window.

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Understanding Regions

Regions are the main audio components of GarageBand. This lecture will show you how they work and how to identify differnet types.

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Editing Regions

In this lecture, you will learn the basics of editing regions within GarageBand.

Advanced Editing in GarageBand

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Editing in the Audio Editor

The audio editor in GarageBand will allow you to edit audio wave form type files. This versatile tool makes it easy to change the timing, tempo, or pitch of notes within your project.

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Audio File Options

The audio editor has many options to change the composition of the audio in GarageBand. This lecture will go over the most common tools.

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Editing in the Piano Roll Editor

This lecture will teach you how to edit MIDI regions and notes within the piano roll editor. This may become one of the most used tools in your arsenal.

4
MIDI Options

The piano roll editor in GarageBand offers different ways to change MIDI files. This lecture gives some insight into some of the basic options for changing MIDI files.

5
Editing in the Score Editor

GarageBand has a built in score editor for adding, reading, and writing musical notes. This editor is great for anyone who comes from a background in reading sheet music.

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Score Options

This lecture will show some of the most commonly used options in the score editor.

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Editing in the Drummer Editor

The drummer editor is one of GarageBand's most awesome tools. This editor allows you to easily lay down drum tracks for your project.

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Test Your Knowledge on Editing in GarageBand

In this quiz, you will test how much you know on editing in GarageBand.

Basic Mixing in GarageBand

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Mixing Overview

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on recording in GarageBand.

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Automation

Automation allows you to easily edit audio inside of GarageBand by providing a visual graph that you can use to make adjustments easily. Automation will allow you to edit the volume, panning, reverb, effects, and so much more quickly and efficiently.

3
Effects in GarageBand

GarageBand offers a wide range of effects and plug-ins that you can use to easily manipulate your audio files. Everything from compressors and noise gates to wah pedals and distortion can be added before or after you have recorded your audio.

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The Equalizer

GarageBand's equalizer is tool to help you adjust the decibel levels of frequencies in your audio project. This can help you boost or lower bass frequencies, mid frequencies, high frequencies, or take out feedback from instruments and microphones.

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Amp Designer

GarageBand's built in amp designer allows you to mimic real life amplifiers and guitar cabinets. This feature offers a wide arrange of guitar heads, cabinets, and even microphones that you can place to get different sounds for your instrument.

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Bass Amp Designer

Just like the amp designer, the bass amp designer allows you to recreate real world amps within GarageBand. Some of the most commonly used bass heads and cabinets are available for you to get the exact sound you are looking for.

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The Pedalboard

GarageBand has a virtual pedalboard for you to mix and master different types of pedal effects. This feature allows you add an infinite amount of effects and combine them in a way that is native to guitar players.

Project Settings in GarageBand

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Changing the Project in GarageBand

GarageBand gives you complete control over your overall audio project, and in this lecture I'll show you some additional items that you can adjust so that creating the perfect sound is easy!

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Sharing and Exporting

Once you have created that perfect audio project in GarageBand, you'll want to share it with the world. Here is where you will learn how to share your files to other devices or export them into a format that can be easily distrubuted.

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Test Your Knowledge on Mixing in GarageBand

In this quiz, you will test your knowledge on Mixing in GarageBand.

Conclusion

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Thank You for Watching This GarageBand Course!

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