Take Control of
Recording with GarageBand

Third Edition
Jeff Tolbert

This product has been discontinued.

Want to record music with GarageBand 3? This book explains how to use GarageBand to create musical compositions with vocals, drums, guitars, MIDI keyboards, and even the kitchen sink! Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert shares his GarageBand know-how and years of recording experience to help you get the most out of your existing gear or purchase new equipment that fits your budget and style. You’ll find real-world recording studio techniques, learn how to use a microphone effectively, and discover how to apply effects like a pro. Clear steps and plenty of practical advice help you plan a recording session, record multiple tracks at once, and fix mistakes easily. Two example songs demonstrate many of the techniques discussed. Bonus! Linked-in audio lets you listen to examples while you read about them. Remember us when you’re famous!

About Jeff Tolbert

Jeff Tolbert is a composer and musician living in Seattle. He is currently writing music for advertising and video games in the comfort of his home studio. He plays bass for several Seattle acts, as well as guitar, piano, ukulele, trombone, percussion instruments, and household objects. He wishes he had an extra $200,000 so he could buy all the gear on his wish list. Jeff’s blog is Film Scoring.Info.

What version of GarageBand does this book cover?

This ebook covers GarageBand 3, part of iLife '06. It includes a download option for older PDFs that cover GarageBand 1 and 2.

Do you have later editions of this ebook that cover later versions of GarageBand?

Indeed we do. For GarageBand '11 (version 6, part of iLife '11), there's Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '11. Then, for GarageBand '09 (version 5, part of iLife '09), there's Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '09. For a book that covers GarageBand 4, part of iLife '08, check out Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '08.

We have no plans to update this book, but note that we've published several books about recording in later versions of GarageBand.