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If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 

Take Control News/25-Jul-05

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More GarageBand Content and Summer Sale -- Jeff Tolbert, the author of our two Take Control ebooks about GarageBand, is seemingly inexhaustible when it comes to telling people about his favorite music-making program from Apple. After he finished updating his ebooks to cover GarageBand 2, he went on to write additional articles about GarageBand for various Web sites based on his experience writing the ebooks. He does a great job with the right-brain/left-brain work of explaining how to work creatively in a digital environment, so those of you who want to keep your creativity fresh while making tunes in GarageBand should be sure to check out his other pieces. And if you haven't yet purchased Jeff's ebooks, we're having a 30 percent-off sale through the end of July: purchase both "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand" and "Take Control of Recording with GarageBand" and save 30 percent on those and any other ebooks in the same order! Use the Buy Both button on one of the ebook pages to take advantage of the sale.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- music.html>
<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- recording.html>

  • For Synthtopia, Jeff penned an article called "Advanced Audio Effects in GarageBand" that covers how to pump drums, set up a ping-pong delay, and make a comb filter.

<http://www.synthtopia.com/Articles/ GaragebandTips2.html>

  • MacIdol published an excerpt from "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand" that walks you through the song-planning process with a look at how to sketch the overall feeling of a song, plus thoughts on harmony, texture, dynamics, and timbre.

<http://www.macidol.com/tips/take_control_ excerpt.php>

  • The final article, this one for MacJams.com, rounds up a number of Jeff's favorite GarageBand recording tips, including his Most Important Audio Tip Ever, how to get started with a beat, locking tracks, and more.

<http://www.macjams.com/article.php? story=20050306160702320>

 

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