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Fabio Spinella

Fabio Spinella

Mixing & Exporting Your Song

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to GarageBand
The Workspace

10m 39s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:04
Starting the Software
0:16
New Templates
0:35
Learn to Play
1:00
Magic GarageBand
1:16
Opening a Template or Existing File
1:39
Using Tracks
2:08
Selecting Tracks
3:26
Ways to Mute
3:49
Solo a Track
4:44
Volume of Entire Track
6:09
Clipping
7:39
Left & Right Channel
8:24
Review
10:00
Timeline

16m 21s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Timeline Grid Button
0:26
Playhead
0:42
Beat roller
2:06
Zoom Slider
3:49
Playhead Lock Button
4:46
Lock/ Unlock
5:23
ExampleL Unlock & Lock
5:40
Track Editor
6:30
Playback Controls
6:58
Rewind & Forward Button
7:04
Play Button
7:12
Record Button
7:21
Cycle Button
7:32
Time Display or LCD
9:03
Key of Song
9:14
Transposing
9:46
Tempo
9:57
Time Display
10:44
Master Volume & Levels
11:33
Playhead
12:40
The Workspace

8m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Creating New File
0:21
Saving
0:47
Naming Songs
1:03
Choosing: Tempo, Time Signature & Key Signature
1:16
Tempo
1:22
Time Signature
1:52
Key Signature
2:23
Playing Sounds on On-Screen Keyboard
2:48
Change Instrumentals
3:23
Examples
4:23
Working With Loops

12m 45s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Different Ways to Record Songs
0:25
Loops
0:59
How It Can Be Helpful
1:23
Navigate Loops Browser
1:42
Musical Button View
2:00
Column View
3:44
Search By Scale
5:13
Search By Keyboard
6:40
Preview / Find Loops
7:28
Listen to Loops
10:08
Save Favorite
10:48
Real Loops & Software Loops

9m 53s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:05
Making Tracks / Difference Between Real & Software Instruments
0:16
Blue Tracks
1:06
Green Tracks
1:23
Software Instruments
2:03
Real Instruments
2:25
Record Software Instrument in Real Instrument
5:19
Helpful for Editing
5:55
Loops
6:13
Garage Makes It Simple to Write a Song w/ Loops
8:53
Adding Loops to Your Song

18m 55s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:03
Open Loop Template
0:22
Adding Loops from Browser & Sampling Loops While Playing the Song
1:09
Shorten/ Lengthen Track
2:38
Example: Add Base
3:45
Example: Add Synths
5:12
Example: Add Percussion
6:37
Example: Add Guitar
7:41
Adjusting Track Volume
8:38
Use Fills
11:13
Consolidating Tracks
12:32
Fill - To Introduce New Section
13:49
Example/ Explanation: Consolidating Tracks
13:59
Copy & Paste to Duplicate Regions
16:31
Review
17:42
Completing the Song

12m 53s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Adjusting the Volume In A Specific Part of Track
3:19
Changing Starting 2nd Repetition
4:19
Example: Decrease Volume Fast
4:43
Shortening A Region
6:40
Shorten to Fit in Parameter of Song
7:27
End of Song Triangle/ Marker
8:04
Bars From End
8:40
Use Option-Drap to Duplicate Regions
10:21
Editing Regions
11:07
Review
11:46
Transposing Loops

14m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Using Loops
0:23
Learn a I IV V Chord Progression
1:10
Chord It's Based Off Of
1:50
Transpose Regions to Reflect Chord Changes
3:18
Example: Alter 3rd Region to be 4-Chord
6:54
Pitch / Transpose Feather of Editing
7:11
Get An Idea of What Can Be Transposed
4:08
Example
10:10
How Far A Loop Should Be Transposed
10:42
Example
11:14
Review
13:49
Effects

15m 36s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:06
Effects as They Apply to Instruments
0:32
Loop Browser
1:13
Navigate Effects Panel
2:50
Can't Alter Previous Recorded Effects
4:24
Navigate Preset Effects
5:16
Adjusting Effects on Tracks
5:18
Software Loop
6:38
Change Instruments on Software Loops
8:00
Same Melodic Track As Original
9:10
Use of Effects After Changing Instrument
11:22
Review
15:04
Mixing & Exporting Your Song

28m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:07
Suggestions On Mixing
0:30
Mixing is About Taking Away
1:02
Rest Your Ears
1:28
Don't Mix Too Loud
1:41
Example: Things That Didn't Work
3:33
Adjusting Volume In Relation to Tracks
5:19
Fill
8:48
Master Track
15:28
Ways To Get It
15:40
Fade Out
17:27
Where To Find It
17:47
Example: 32 Bar Song Using Fade Out
18:13
Speed Up The Song
18:46
Export Song to Disk or iTunes
24:27
To Disk
24:42
To CD
26:11
To iTunes
27:03
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Post by Beverly Terry on August 13, 2013

Thanks. I finally know how to work with Garage Band.

Mixing & Exporting Your Song

  1. Suggestions on mixing
  2. Master Track
  3. Fade out
  4. Export song to disk or iTunes

Mixing & Exporting Your Song

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Suggestions On Mixing 0:30
    • Mixing is About Taking Away
    • Rest Your Ears
    • Don't Mix Too Loud
    • Example: Things That Didn't Work
    • Adjusting Volume In Relation to Tracks
    • Fill
  • Master Track 15:28
    • Ways To Get It
  • Fade Out 17:27
    • Where To Find It
    • Example: 32 Bar Song Using Fade Out
    • Speed Up The Song
  • Export Song to Disk or iTunes 24:27
    • To Disk
    • To CD
    • To iTunes
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