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Making Music with Garageband & Mixcraft is far from a simple software guide. Clear easy-to-understand descriptions, make it a powerful resource that requires no prior knowledge of the programs. The book encourages real-world uses for the software with hands-on exercises that allow you to easily identify the focus of each lesson and practice new skills as well.
The DVD includes engaging tutorial videos and it appeals to users of all backgrounds by using cutting-edge technology that is accessible and affordable to all, regardless of whether they use a Windows or Mac. Although software programs are constantly changing and being updated, the lessons included here are not limited to specific versions of GarageBand and Mixcraft. They include instructions on getting started with existing audio, working with MIDI, recording audio, podcasting, working with film, multitrack recording, mixing, mastering, and much more.
About the Authors
Robin Hodson is the Mid-Atlantic Manager for Soundtree, based in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Hodson is also a recording engineer, songwriter and arranger. He received a Master's Degree at Magdalen College, Oxford before moving to the US in 1999.
Dr. James Frankel is the Managing Director of SoundTree, the leader in music, audio and video technology solutions for educators. Dr. Frankel earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair State University, and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Michael Fein has published articles and lesson plans with MET Magazine and Sound Tree. Michael earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Rutgers University and a Masters of Jazz Saxophone Performance from Rowan University. Michael currently teaches music technology electives and the jazz ensemble at Haverford High School and serves as an adjunct jazz saxophone instructor at Swarthmore College.
Richard McCready teaches Music Technology at River Hill High School, in Howard County, Maryland. He also serves the Howard County school district in a resource capacity, training other teachers and helping them to bring the excitement of Music Technology to their schools. Richard has been teaching for twenty years, and has taught at the middle school level, high school level, and college level.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Using Mixcraft 2. Lessons with Mixcraft 3. Using GarageBand 4. Lesson with GarageBand
Book with DVD set
The accompanying DVD contains clear, engaging tutorial videos that enhances learning experience. The DVD also includes bonus tutorials as well as audio and video exercises that correspond to the book's chapters.
In the Box
Cengage Course Tech. Book: Making Music with Garageband & Mixcraft, 1st Edition
Table of Contents
Audio Software Tutorials
Robin Hodson, James Frankel, Michael Fein, Richard McCready