GarageBand for iPad - How it Works by Edgar Rothermich

GarageBand for iPad - How it Works

By Edgar Rothermich

  • Release Date: 2014-06-21
  • Genre: Digital Media
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings
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This is the only comprehensive manual for "GarageBand for iOS" (not just a quick start guide)

"GarageBand for iPad - How it Works" from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple's popular music production application "GarageBand for iPad" with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. The 288 page interactive Multi-Touch eBook (with a 200+ term interactive glossary) presents this software application in great details with that easy to understand, visual approach. It covers all the features of the app plus getting into great details about iCloud and iTunes File Sharing.
All of that with the easy to understand, visual approach known from other books from the best-selling GEM series.

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 


That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


  • Best Book Out There

    By Bela Robben
    I left already a great review for the other two books I have from this book series. I really enjoy learning again and discover every little detail of the GarageBand app. I never really understood that whole iCloud and iTunes File Sharing thing, but now with the right diagram, it finally made sense. Thanks for opening my eyes.
  • Best I have seen

    By 90Jeff90
    This one and the companion book for GB11 from the same book series are the best books that I've seen for GarageBand. Explains everything, even some details about studio recording to grasp the concept. Apple should bundle this manual with its app.
  • Love it too

    By gustavoMMM
    Wrote already a review about the other GarageBand book from the same author. Love this one too. The author really knows how to present the material and explain it with all those diagrams. Great and unique concept. If you think you know everything about GarageBand, after reading these books then you sure will.
  • Amazing Book

    By joooorr
    This is amazing way to learn GarageBand. Very easy to understand with great illustrations. I learned even more stuff beyond the GarageBand app itself. I would have given it a 5 start if the price was $1.99
  • Great GEM book

    By oottooo3
    I bought the Compressor 4 book from the same author and saw that he also wrote a manual for GarageBand for iPad. I use Logic but wanted to play around with the GarageBand version on the iPad. I almost would give it a lower rating because of the price. I though the book costs almost more than the app itself. However, with all the content and nice graphics (must cost a lot of time) I have to admit that it is actually cheap for the value of the book. Too bad this author hasn't written a book for Logic.
  • Easy to learn

    By 4Beyblade
    This book is as easy as the other GarageBand book that my teacher recommended. THese Graphically Enhanced Manuals are great. I wished they would have something similar for Algebra
  • A must read

    By jutta809.fil
    I also wrote a review for the other GarageBand book from the same author. I cannot recommend his books enough. Really - the gold standard in writing manuals All the diagrams and illustrated screenshots makes it so much easier to understand. A very rewarding experience because you have the feeling that you understand you are reading. Five thumbs up !
  • Definitely 5 out of 5

    By RichardPr
    I was already raving about the other GarageBand book from the same author "GarageBand 11 - How it Works" His style of writing manuals is truly amazing. Very clear, simple and with the necessary background to understand the features and workflows. And all those graphics and diagrams, I haven't seen in any other manual from any publisher. Must take a lot of time and effort (maybe that's why nobody else is doing it this way). For everybody who's using the app, this is the way write (and read) a manual - Excellent