Learn about GarageBand projects, tracks, regions, and patches.
Discover the main areas of the GarageBand window, including the Tracks Area, Control Bar, Library, Smart Controls, Note Pad, Loop Browser, and Media Browser.
Starting a New Project4:26
Learn how to use the Project Chooser to set the tempo, key signature, and time signature for a newly created project, and how to save it to your GarageBand music folder
Working with Apple Loops6:24
Learn how to use the Loop Browser to search, sort, preview, and load Apple Loops within a GarageBand Project
Playback & Transport Controls3:28
Discover a few different ways to start and stop playback, and see how to reposition the playhead to start from different locations in the project.
Looping Apple Loops3:30
See how regions are looped in the Tracks Area so that they continue repeating as the project plays, and how to switch between Apple Loop variations that are derived from the same 'family'.
Catch, Zoom & Scroll3:55
Discover how to control what part of the GarageBand Window remains in view as the project plays beyond the current visible area, as well as how to zoom and scroll the display.
The LCD Display4:00
Learn how to change project settings once the project has already been created, how to position the playhead precisely using the display, and how to change the units of measurement used in the project (bars and beats or absolute time.)
Learn to use cycle mode in order to have a specific section repeat while your project is playing (or recording).
Snap to Grid1:45
Discover how to use the Snap to Grid feature and the zoom setting to control the resolution of movement in the GarageBand Window.
Working With Tracks
Explore the various ways of creating audio and software instrument tracks in GarageBand.
Discover how to customize the controls that appear on tracks by using the Configure Track Header functions, as well as how to rename, mute, solo, reorder, delete, and duplicate tracks.
Drummer Track & Drummer Editor5:44
Discover garageBand’s drummer, and learn how to set the genre, drummer, preset, degree of complexity and volume, intensity of fills, and swing amount.
Playing Software Instruments4:32
Explore the three different ways of playing GarageBand’s software instruments; using the musical typing keyboard, the on screen keyboard, or with a MIDI keyboard connected to your computer.
Working with Patches2:30
Discover how to change the sound of a track by browsing and loading different patches in the Library.
Recording and Editing
Recording on a Software Instrument Track3:01
Learn how to toggle the click track on/off, how to set up a count in before recording begins, and listen as a bass part is recorded on a software instrument track.
Quantize, Follow & Groove Track5:09
Explore three different ways of adjusting the timing of recorded software instrument regions.
Recording Multiple Takes2:39
See how to record multiple takes over the same section of a project and then choose from the takes later.
See how to choose from and manage multiple takes recorded to a take folder.
Arranging the Regions5:08
Learn to select, split, move, copy, rename, and create regions in the Tracks Area.
Recording Electric Guitar3:42
Watch as an audio track is set up with a patch containing guitar amp processing, and an electric guitar part is recorded while monitoring the sound of the patch.
Recording a Guitar Solo3:25
Listen as multiple takes of a guitar solo are recorded on an additional audio track with separate guitar amp effects.
Building the Arrangement
The Audio Editor3:58
See how the Audio Editor is used for basic cut, copy, paste, split, move, and trim functions; quantizing and transposing audio regions, and allowing your audio recordings to follow the project tempo and key signature.
Flex Time Editing2:10
See how to use the Audio Editor’s flex time editing function to alter the length of notes within audio regions.
The Piano Roll Editor5:38
Learn how to select, move, copy, resize, create, transpose, and scale note velocity in the Piano Roll Editor.
The Score Editor3:26
See how the Score Editor is used to create and edit MIDI notes using a standard musical notation view.
The Arrangement Track2:48
See how the Arrangement Track is used to create different song sections and try out different song arrangements by copying, moving, and deleting the sections along with their underlying regions.
EQ & Other Plug-Ins9:09
Explore how the EQ effect is used to shape the tonal balance of each track, how Amp Designer and Bass Amp Designer are used, and how the Sample Delay plug-in is used to widen the stereo image of the guitar track.
Discover how GarageBand’s automation features are used to change either a Track control, Smart control, or Plug-In parameter at different sections in the project.
Fade Out & Sharing Your Music4:51
See how the Master Track, combined with volume automation, is used to fade out the sound of all the other tracks simultaneously; and how to share your music with others.
Discover the new Electronic and Hip Hop genres and drummers, and the new accompanying electronic drum kit instruments available for use in GarageBand 10.1.
New Apple Loops2:22
Explore some of the new Apple Loops added in genres such as EDM, hip hop, indie, disco, funk, and blues.
Learn to work with GarageBand’s new synth sounds using the Smart Control’s new Transform Pad. See how it is used to morph between various snapshots of parameter values by moving a framing box around, either statically or in real time.
Force Touch Trackpad Gestures1:54
Learn how GarageBand 10.1 implements force trackpad gestures (using the new force track pad found on newer Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops) to create new empty MIDI regions, add audio files to an audio track, rename regions, add notes in the MIDI editors, create new tracks, and create automation points.
The New Percussionists4:45
Hear GarageBand’s three new percussionists, and learn about the updated layout of the Drummer controls and pattern settings.
Drummer Loops & Loop Browser Update5:02
See how the new Drummer Loops are loaded from the updated Apple Loop Browser.
Touché (A Touch Bar for the Rest of Us)6:59
Explore the functions available with the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, via the free Touché software download.
One of the most popular DAWs on the market, Apple GarageBand allows you to record your music simply and affordably. Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg brings his GarageBand DAW expertise with "GarageBand Explained", covering the Basics, Advanced Techniques, and tons of Tips & Tricks to get you creating your own music fast, with this powerful, user-friendly DAW.
First, Eli gives you a general overview of GarageBand, covering the User Interface, How to Create New Projects, as well as all of the Controls you need to know about to get started. Then take a tour of the Apple Loops library, as Eli shows you How to Load Loops into Your Project. He also explores the different Ways to Navigate the Playhead within the Project, as well as getting around the Project Window.
Next, you'll get a solid understanding of Working with Different Track Types in GarageBand, as Eli goes over How to Create Audio and Software Instrument Tracks. You'll also see How to Customize Controls to suit your needs, use the Computer's Keyboard or External MIDI Controller to Play the Built-In Software Instruments, Work with Patches, and even How to Lay Down a Custom Drumbeat with Drummer.
Moving on, Eli reveals How to Record Garageband's onboard Virtual Instruments and / or your own Real Instruments. Eli even covers the Basic Elements of Recording, Getting & Choosing Multiple Takes, and Arranging Regions. Make the perfect edit as Eli shows you the "ins and outs" of the Audio Editor, Flex Time Editing, Piano Roll Editor, Score Editor, and the Arrangement Track. You'll even see How to Enhance Your Sound during the Mixing Stage with plug-ins, like EQ, Amp, Bass Amp Designer, and more!
You'll then learn all about the tons of new features and functions found in the GarageBand 10.1 and 10.2 updates, and how to use them to make better songs and productions, quickly and easily.
Apple GarageBand is the perfect recording application if you're just getting into recording and producing music, so why not learn this powerhouse DAW right from the start... Watch "GarageBand Explained" today!
Submitted 1 week ago
this is a new venture for me, living in cambodia its difficult to find any support for working with garageband,no ones fault, just the nature of things here, in fact most computer users here are windows (microsoft),oriented and they are very good at what they do. look forward to getting used to using groove 3 with garageband., and getting involved with the community on line.thanks
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live
Submitted 8 months ago
A Very Thorough Tutorial on Garage Band as Well as a Great Introduction to Logic Pro
I was struggling with Logic Pro, so I decided to watch this tutorial on Garage Band. Eli really considered his audience while preparing these tutorials as they are geared towards beginners. Now that I have this foundation, I'm ready to delve back into Logic Pro. Great Job Eli!
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 1 year ago
Garage Band Explained
Excellent explanations and easy to follow. I can watch over and over again if I need to.
I am a: Beginner
Submitted 2 years ago
GarageBand I thought it was for Beginners.
This has showed me that even I can use Garage Band to get some pretty cool groves down and it is great for building ideas. Hope I can duplicate them in StudioOne.
I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Hobbyist, Musician
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