Garageband: The PD with More Cowbell

Apple's Webpage Video Description of Garageband '11


• Define Podcasting

• Magic Garageband

• a basic audio recording.

• Use Multiple Tracks

• Import Audio

• Adding an external microphone

• Exporting to iTunes or File

• Bonus: Podcast Art

What is Podcasting?

Podcasting is the preparation and distribution of audio files using RSS to the computers of subscribed users. These files may then be uploaded to digital music or multimedia players like the iPod. A podcast can be easily created from a digital audio file. The podcaster first saves the file as an MP3 and then uploads it to the Web site of a service provider. The MP3 file gets its own URL, which is inserted into an RSS XML document as an enclosure within an XML tag.

Podcasting in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Garageband is a great tool for recording Podcasts. It does both Audio & Video. For classrooms, this tool becomes valuable for Audio Recording.

Session Tutorial:

Youtube tutorials about GarageBand!

In this session you will create a 30second promotion to advertise KISTIVAL 2012.

Part 1: Download the Resources

Part 2: Record a royalty-free Music
Part 3: Record your Voice Track and Mix with Music

Part 1: Record a royalty-free Music

1. Open Garageband and select 'Magic Garageband' from the sidebar options. Select you favourite genre!

2. Spend 5 mins gaining some familiarity with the Magic Garageband. Record your track and then Open in Garageband.

3. File > Save As > save in default folder (Garageband)

4. Collect a copy of the 'Kistival Podcast Script'

Part 2: Record your Voice Track and Mix with Music

1. Depending on the number of people in your session, either collect a microphone or pair up and collect one.

2. Plug your microphone in and select the instrument.

3. Record yourself (or pair) reading of the Kistival Podcast Script

4. Did you finish? If not, take a completed recording from the resource folder you downloaded.

5. Import your Track if using the supplied one.

6. Import the Music Track you recorded in Part 1

7. Trim the Tracks

8. Adjust Track Volumes

9. Add Podcast Artwork

10. Share to iTunes

A tutorial from Apple:

Live Recording: Video Tutorials with Ben Summerton

Additional apps:
Virtual DJ home An app for Virtual 'Scratching' & Mixing Audio tracks

Resources for Creating a Podcast Feed & Submitting to iTunes

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