GarageBand is a digital audio workstation (DAW) from Apple that allows users to record, edit, and play back audio tracks. You can use GarageBand to create a variety of audio projects such as music, podcasts, or voiceovers. Through this program you can use virtual software instruments (MIDI), real instrument recordings (in the audio lab), and/or your voice to create audio projects.
Open the application to get started, and remember to utilize your own ONYEN folder in the Media Storage drive to manage all of your saved files. Help with the media storage drive can be found on this page.
Once the application is open, create a new project and select one of the available templates to begin. Choosing a template does not lock you into a particular style or project type. You can always add or delete any tracks you want, but the templates are often convenient starting points.
Many tutorials for GarageBand are available through UNC’s subscription to Lynda.com. Log in through the UNC portal, and feel free to explore or check out these suggestions:
GarageBand in-depth training Entire course length – 4:43
Creating a new project ~4mins
Adding tracks ~5mins
GarageBand basics for music ~6mins
GarageBand for podcasting Entire course length – 2:17