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From Wikipedia…

GarageBand is a software application for OS X and iOS that allows users to create music or podcasts. It is developed and sold by Apple Inc. on OS X (formerly part of the iLife software suite). GarageBand’s music and podcast creation system enables users to create multiple tracks with pre-made MIDI keyboards, pre-made loops, voice recordings, and an array of various instrumental effects.

If you have your own Mac you can download GarageBand from the Mac App Store. If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch you can download a version of GarageBand from the iOS App Store.

All of the Macs in our computer labs should have GarageBand installed. Please let us know if you find that this is not the case.

Project Examples

Language students use GarageBand to make recordings of themselves speaking a foreign language for assignments. Others use it to record narratives or edit music or sounds for use with video. It’s also used in converting audio from analog sources such as cassette tapes to digital media such as CDs or digital audio files such as mp3’s. It can also be used to compose music.

NPR-like Radio Spots (College of Wooster student projects)

NPR-like Book Reviews (College of Wooster student projects)

Online Resources

GarageBand Informational Resources

GarageBand Atomic Learning Videos

Wooster’s Atomic Learning login page

  • GarageBand ’09 Training
    1. Project & Recording Basics
    2. Magic GarageBand
    3. Learn to Play
    4. Working with Tracks
    5. Software Instruments
    6. Audio Regions
    7. Loops
    8. Working in the Timeline
    9. Effects
    10. Guitar Instrument Tracks
    11. Automation & Master Tracks
    12. Movie & Podcast Tracks
    13. Sharing
  • GarageBand ’11 Training
    1. GarageBand Basics
    2. Learn to Play
    3. Magic GarageBand
    4. Project Basics
    5. Recording
    6. Using Effects
    7. Working in the Timeline
    8. Working with Tracks
    9. Editing and Mixing
    10. Loops
    11. Podcasts & Movies
    12. Sharing
  • GarageBand 10 Training latest version of GarageBand*
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning to Play
    3. Project Basics
    4. Recording
    5. Using Effects
    6. Working in the Timeline
    7. Working with Tracks
    8. Loops
    9. Sharing

Royalty-free Loops

These are prerecorded musical phrases or riffs you can use to easily add drum beats, rhythm parts, and other sounds to a project. These loops contain musical patterns that can be repeated over and over, and can be extended to fill any amount of time.

Podcast Creation

Wooster’s Atomic Learning login page

GarageBand ’09 — Podcast Creation

  1. Making the Music
  2. Setting Up the Podcast
  3. Podcast Content
  4. Adding Pictures Using Photo Booth
  5. Finishing Touches

GarageBand ’11

  1. Creating a podcast
  2. Enhancing your podcast
  3. Adding artwork
  4. Importing a movie
  5. Adding movie or podcast markers

GarageBand 10 — How To Podcast Using Apple GarageBand

  1. Setting up your mic input source
  2. Adding multiple tracks to your podcast recording
  3. Recording your podcast
  4. Editing audio
  5. Adding an intro
  6. Adding an outro
  7. Exporting your podcast to an MP3 file
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