O’Reilly has announced the release of “GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual,” by David Pogue. “The latest GarageBand 2 update includes even more of the sophisticated musical instruments found in the first version, powerful new tools, and professional features for recording, editing, mixing, and publishing songs. Unfortunately, the best techniques aren’t covered in the ‘manual’ you get with GarageBand — its electronic help screens. Enter author and New York Times columnist David Pogue with ‘GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual.’ It’s just the ticket for expert tips and techniques that will have musicians quickly and expertly recording and publishing their own tunes.” The new 172-page book is priced at US$24.95.