October 12, 2004
Backbeat Books' newest title, for release around mid-month, is Power Tools for GarageBand, exploring the creative and technical aspects of Apple's GarageBand.
Featuring thousands of loops and over 50 instruments, effects, and virtual guitar amps, the GarageBand program gives musicians of all levels an affordable tool with which to perform, record, and create music.
Going straight into the nitty-gritty of this comprehensive program, Power Tools for Garageband teaches new and experienced users alike how to record vocals and instruments, create MIDI sequences, work with Apple Loops, and customize software instruments. From concept to finished mix, it explains the same engineering and production techniques that seasoned professionals use.
Readers can apply these lessons immediately with the included CD-ROM, which contains demo versions of many of the tools discussed (in both Mac OS and Windows versions). As a bonus, the CD-ROM also offers over 150 megabytes of Apple Loops and 10 ready-to-use plug-in effects and synthesizers to get music manipulators'creative juices flowing and their music looping.
Price: $17.95 , ISBN: 0-87930-823-0. Publication date: October 17, 2004
For more information, visit their web site at www.backbeatbooks.com