In spite of a technical difficulty, MacVoices Live! went on with featured guest Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and panel members Dave Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Frank Petrie, and Warren Sklar. In Part 1, Bob talked about his newest effort, GarageBand For Dummies, Second Edition. He explains why it was time for a revision, the track he recorded and used for his examples, and how you can use that very same track to help you learn. Roundtripping between the Mac and iOS versions, piano roll and notation editing, why you need a MIDI keyboard vs. your computer’s keyboard if you are at all serious about GarageBand are all part of the conversation. (Part 1 of 2)
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Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” has been considered one of the world’s leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS for nearly twenty years. A prolific author, Bob has sold millions of books worldwide in a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPad 2 For Dummies, Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies, iPhone 4S For Dummies, and Mac OS X Lion For Dummies. He’s been a tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 1996 and writes regularly for The Mac Observer web site. His hobbies include playing guitar with the infamous Macworld All-Star Band, engineering audio recordings (mostly of classic rock songs), and budget video-making. Bob also has a Macintosh computing consultancy that offers expert technical help, training, and pre-purchase advice to Mac users via phone, e-mail, and/or Internet-enabled remote control software. You can find him on Twitter and see his latest project at WorkingSmarterForMacUsers.com.
David Ginsburg is the President of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group, and is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Find and follow him on Twitter as @daveg65. You can also hear him share his knowledge on his podcast, In Touch With iOS.
Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator.
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