Alchemy Synth in GarageBand iOS – Using the Alchemy Synth Sounds (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #10

In the tenth episode of GarageBand Quick Jams we take a very quick look at the amazing Alchemy Synth and how you can use it to make your GarageBand projects super awesome.

Check out my Keyboard Quick Jam here – https://youtu.be/Pp2yx0bREIA

And my Quick Jam all about Synths here – https://youtu.be/aQjlx50aCwI

Covered in this video:
1. What devices support Alchemy Synth
2. Alchemy Synths are huge!
3. Choosing an Alchemy Synth sound
4. How to use keyboards/synths
5. Using 3D Touch to control sounds
6. Using the transform pad to select Alchemy Synth presets (snapshots)
7. Adjusting synth settings manually
8. Using the X-Y pads to adjust sounds
9. Using the X-Y pads while playing sounds
10. Using the main manual adjustment knobs (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)

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Loops in GarageBand iOS – Using and editing Apple Loops (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #9

In the ninth episode of GarageBand Quick Jams we take a look at the awesome world of Apple Loops, and how to use loops in your GarageBand projects.

For more information about using the “Files” app to import your own loops, check out my video here:

Covered in this video:
1. Accessing the loops function
2. Using loops from audio files or your own music
3. Selecting a loop using search (funk drums – Funked Out Drumset 02)
4. Selecting a loop using genre (funk – Down With It Slap Bass 02)
5. Selecting a loop using instrument (guitar – Neon Light Guitar 01)
6. Using the “Looping” setting
7. Using “Follow Tempo & Pitch”
8. Adjusting the speed of a loop
9. Reversing a loop
10. Using “Transposition” to raise or lower the pitch of a loop

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Sampler in GarageBand iOS – Record and Play Samples (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #8

In the eighth installment of GarageBand Quick Jams we take a look at a powerful and often misunderstood instrument in GarageBand iOS – the Sampler!

Covered in this video:
1. Selecting the sampler
2. Using an existing sample
3. Recording a new sample
4. Using the trim function to edit the length of a sample
5. Using the tune function to adjust the pitch of a sample
6. Using the shape function to adjust the volume and fade of a sample
7. Using the reverse function to reverse a sample
8. Using the loop function to create a looped sample
9. Renaming a sample
10. Deleting a sample
11. Adding a new sample to the sample library
12. Importing a sound as a new sample (Music, Apple Loops or Audio Files)

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Synths in GarageBand iOS – Playing other Keyboard Touch Instruments (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #7

Haven’t seen the original keyboard video? Check it out first:

In the seventh installment of GarageBand Quick Jams we take another look at the keyboard touch instrument, this time focusing on synth sounds. They’re easier to play than they are to say!

Covered in this video:
1. Selecting a keyboard synth sound (Polarize)
2. Playing the keyboard (see the first Keyboard video for more information)
3. Using “Pitch” mode to play the keyboard
4. Playing with modulation by moving up and down the key
5. Using 3D touch to adjust the sound
6. Adjusting the sound settings
7. Adjusting Attack and Release settings
8. Using Chord Strips and Autoplay together
9. Playing different treble and bass notes

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Strings in GarageBand iOS – Playing the String Touch Instruments (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #6

In the sixth instalment of GarageBand Quick Jams we take a look at the wonderful world of strings.

Covered in this video:
1. Selecting a string sound
2. Playing using the chord interface (staccato, pizzicato, bowing)
3. Selecting and removing instruments
4. Using Autoplay for automatic and varied patterns (using multitouch)
5. Playing individual notes
6. Playing pizzicato notes – the sound plays when you lift your finger
7. Playing using the bowing technique
8. Using the Scale option
9. Using the keyboard to play string sounds

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