Make your first Demo: A Complete Recording and Mix Guide

Benjamin M. Keller, Mograph Designer and Music Composer-Producer

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13 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:41
    • 2. Introduction

      2:10
    • 3. Class Project

      1:11
    • 4. What musical gear do you really need?

      8:07
    • 5. Getting to know Garageband

      9:33
    • 6. Setting up for Recording

      5:56
    • 7. Proper Recording Levels

      5:24
    • 8. Drummer

      9:16
    • 9. Instrument Track

      10:14
    • 10. Software Instruments

      6:23
    • 11. Simple Mix

      9:15
    • 12. Exporting your Demo

      11:02
    • 13. Uploading & Sharing your Demo

      3:46

Project Description

Lets record your first Demo!

For the class project we are going to record a Musical Demo with Garageband in order to learn the basics of music production in this Digital era, this are the requirements:

  • 2 minutes max
  • 4 tracks min / 12 max
  • A drummer or a loop track for rhythm section
  • In any musical style or genre
  • Real Instruments, Virtual Instruments or both

The final step is to upload your Demo to Soundcloud and share the link on the Project Gallery, you can also follow me at https://soundcloud.com/oligaga

You can download the attached file in order to get access to my demo in Garageband and look at my tracks and process.

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