The Garage Band software the comes on Apple computers is an awesome tool for musicians looking to get into recording. It has a huge library of loops and sounds available and as well as being able to record yourself, edit it and add effects... it's free.
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This is my first go at screen casting a software tutorial, and I know I've got a lot to learn... I'm sure following lessons will be better ;) Hope it still worked to inspire you to explore GB a bit.
Taught by Justin Sandercoe.
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Have fun :)