Whether you're a professional musician or a mere novice, Apple'sGarageBand software has everything you need to producecommercial-quality recordings entirely on your own. Just imaginehow many thousands of singers and instrumentalists remainundiscovered because they lack the capability to produce viabledemos. Well, no more.

Now there's no need to assemble a backup band or book time at aprofessional studio--GarageBand has it covered. And GarageBand2: The Missing Manual gives you the know-how you need to makeit all happen. It's an authoritative, witty guide to constructingdigital recordings with GarageBand.

Written by the master of the Missing Manual series, and amusician himself, David Pogue, this top-selling book shows you howto maximize the program's entire set of tools. Pre-recorded loops,sampled sounds, live recordings--they're all explained ineasy-to-understand language. It also shows you how to applyprofessional-sounding effects like reverb or chorusing, and thenexport the finished product to iTunes, where you can download yourwork to an iPod, export it as an MP3, or burn it onto CDs.

Now revised to reflect GarageBand's latest features, this book'ssecond edition also addresses how to:

  • use GarageBand's eight-track capabilities

  • display music notation in real time

  • enhance timing and pitch for better quality recordings

  • change the tempo and key of recorded instruments

  • tune guitars with GarageBand before recording

So if you're chasing a dream or just having fun, GarageBand2: The Missing Manual is the only resource you need to make thefinest musical recordings possible.

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