With Apple’s GarageBand app, you don’t need a recording studio anymore. Although it is certainly recommended that you don’t even need to know how to play any instruments! Having a Mac and a feel for the music is more than enough to launch your own project with GarageBand. It is a proud feeling of recording your own next hit track with GarageBand, one can really start by taking the perception the song and learn how to use MIDI instruments or add digital loops to it. Take notice of the different indie publishing ‘plans’, and get ready to make the first song of your life, from an idea to it make public.
GarageBand is that tool which will make everyday computer users to create their own quality recordings and songs in a very quick and simple. All they would need is a computer with an Ethernet connectivity, Mac OS X or any of the Apple devices that has GarageBand –will definitely be the simplest way for common people to produce their own songs, yet it is simple but can’t be mastered in a day. You can even run Garageband for Windows PC and laptops too, but for that you have to use some special tricks and tweaks.
How to get started?
Setting up a new project: for starters click to the icon “new project” on the up-left corner. And I would suggest you to choose the songwriter among all the different combinations as it comes with all the basic instruments. Save it with a title and rest more options could be altered later. Click OK for the next step.
Adding tracks: From the “Songwriting” project, you will see many preset tracks like- Voice, Acoustic, Piano, Muted Bass and Drums. You have a liberty to add or remove more according to want song you would like to create.
Track controls: it gives you the ability to virtually add as many tracks as you want to, but it will be very difficult to monitor everything on your Mac. That’s why there is an option track controls, placed under track name. You can see between the options Record, Solo or Unsolo, Lock or Unlock and View or Hide Automation. If you are not sure which icon is what, just move your mouse around to see!
Eye for detail: Eventually you may require a more detailed view for better editing the track. The Track Editor’s option may not suffice the changes that needed to be done while watching the song closely or else you would need to see the song as a whole. This is where you requires GarageBand’s zoom level feature. It’s located under the Tracks pane or Track Editor Pane. Slide the marker back and forth to zoom out or to zoom in. as I have mentioned above to alter any of the settings can be done, so you may choose LCD mode from “project” to do that.
I hope by this you would get some of the idea what this application is capable of. This could be it, the one to revolutionize the whole concept of digital audio.