Releasing a Song – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and More – Complete-a-Song – Episode 16

UPDATE – April 3, 2018. “For The Birds” is now available for streaming on Spotify, Google Play and Soundcloud. Apple Music/iTunes link to be added once available.

New here? Catch up on the whole series from episode 1!

In this video, I show how I release my music to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, iTunes and 100s of other streaming platforms in just a few minutes, using distrokid.com.

Use my VIP link to sign up to Distrokid – you’ll get 7% discount and they’ll break off a chunk to send my way, so you get cheaper distribution AND you’ll be helping me continue to create content here on the channel.

Covered in this video:
– Logging in to Distrokid
– Adding track information
– Uploading cover art
– Uploading an audio file
– Viewing uploaded albums and songs
– Information about the service, how long it takes, and how you know your music is uploaded.

Pete Johns Music Artist Pages:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/4bUAunakbLWFz1QphlIjaW
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/m/Anwxhfzuh2mtjftm2g2nm4gqlxy?t=Pete_Johns
iTunes/Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/artist/pete-johns/id504417100
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDNUQ3n8bnwTYazCFILRnQJb-bGanA0Fs
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic

Catch up on the whole series in the links below:

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4
Episode 12 is here – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Episode 13 is here – https://youtu.be/UYZFIxcWu_4
Episode 14 is here – https://youtu.be/eOlKk-W4-cw
Episode 15 is here – https://youtu.be/_KmHiTSJf9U

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Mastering in GarageBand iOS – EQ and Limiting (iPhone/iPad) – Complete-a-Song – Episode 15

In this video, I show some very simple but effective moves to take our final mix to a final master in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:
– Exporting a GarageBand song as a stereo file
– Importing a GarageBand song back in as a stereo track for mastering
– Adding EQ to the master track
– Using a peak limiter to increase volume and punch
– Exporting the final mastered version

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4
Episode 12 is here – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Episode 13 is here – https://youtu.be/UYZFIxcWu_4
Episode 14 is here – https://youtu.be/eOlKk-W4-cw

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New Version of GarageBand iOS (2.3.3) – Toy Box Sound Effects Pack & Guitar Wah

After nearly 3 months, we finally have another new update in GarageBand iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch owners, including the awesome new “Toy Box” sound effects pack, keyboard instruments, new drum sets, new live loops AND an brand new guitar wah pedal.

Covered in this video:
– Updating GarageBand to the new version
– Toy Box Keyboard sounds
– New drum kits to use as drums or in Beat Sequencer
– 400 new loops including sound effects
– New Live Loops grids
– Guitar wah pedal

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Final Mix in GarageBand iOS – Mixing (iPhone/iPad) – Complete-a-Song – Episode 14

We are on the homeward stretch! In this video I will do my final mix, based on mix notes from my listening today.

Here’s a look at all the notes I go through:
– Vocals (Lead) – “It’s for the birds” – chorus double is too loud – drop volume
– Lead Guitar – muted notes in verses too loud – automate volume down
– Percussion – too loud in first chorus
– Vocals (Backing) – the “oooh” on the left side pokes out in the second chorus – automate down
– Vocals (Lead) – Push alternate lines to the left and right by about 20% to create a stereo panning effect
– Vocals (Backing – For the Birds) – final “birds” – reduce intensity of the delay and repeats
– Piano – add some reverb to glue in the track
– Vocals (Lead) – still a little too “crispy” – need to tame the treble slightly with EQ, or reduce drive/compression
– Vocals (Lead) – add some reverb (master) to add some texture
– Vocals (Lead) – “Denying every single fact…” line is quieter than other – automate/clip gain up
– Vocals (Lead) – Bridge 1/4 note delay is a little too intense – darken the colour, potentially add some reverb

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4
Episode 12 is here – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Episode 13 is here – https://youtu.be/UYZFIxcWu_4

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Mixing in GarageBand iOS – Rough Mix (iPhone/iPad) – Complete-a-Song – Episode 13

 

In this video I pull together a rough static mix of my track “For the Birds” and show some of the mixing decisions that I have made so far.

Covered in this video:
– New track overdubs – lead guitar, lead vocals, percussion
– Balancing volume of tracks
– Editing individual tracks
– Using a vocal double
– Adjusting volume, EQ and effects

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4
Episode 12 is here – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg

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Microphones & Vocal Reocrding in GarageBand iOS – (iPhone/iPad) – Complete-a-Song – Episode 12

 

In this video I finally take the plunge and record some lead and backing vocals, but not before I give you a crash course in the types of microphones I like to use to record in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:
– Overview of microphone types
– Setting up to record vocals
– Recording lead vocals
– Recording backing vocals
– Play through of the song – with vocals!

Related Videos:
– 1:11 Record with NO GEAR in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw
– 2:22 Mic an Acoustic Guitar in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
– 8:47 Guitar Recording in GarageBand iOS https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
– 12:04 Record Pro Sounding Vocals in GarageBand iOS 2.3 – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4

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Synths & Keys in GarageBand iOS – Adding some Pads (iPhone/iPad) – Complete-a-Song – Episode 11

In this video I take you through some of the additional instruments I’ve added to fill out the arrangement of my “Complete-a-song” challenge track, including organ, electric piano and synth sounds.

I also take a look at some of the mixing decisions I’ve made already and ask for your help in what I should do next.

Covered in this video:
– A shout out to all those who have provided feedback so far
– Adding some additional strings, bassoon and drums to the intro
– Rock organ to add some additional keyboard sounds
– Arpeggiated electric piano for some treble balance
– Adding in some synth sounds to pad out the mix
– Preview of the whole song as an instrumental

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg

For more tips, tricks and videos, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com

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