Reverb Explained (What is Reverberation in Audio?) – Studio Jargon Busters #6

Welcome to episode six of our series here on Studio Live Today where we take a commonly used studio or audio term that it not so commonly understood.

In this episode, we talk all about reverb. What is it, why do you use it and where did it come from?

Covered in this video:
1. What is reverb?
2. Where is reverb used
3. Halls, chambers and churches?
4. Natural reverb vs artificial reverb
5. Singing in the shower – why it sounds good
6. Reverb plug-ins
7. What to use reverb on – vocals, drums, guitars
8. Reverb Settings
9. Types of reverb

Studio Jargon Busters – Full Series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56D_AHkIJSSznUs_O9qNjrc

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Screen Recording on iPhone/iPad (Including iOS and Microphone Audio) – Record your screen in iOS 11

Ever wanted to record what is being displayed on your iPhone or iPad screen and capture the output as a video file?

With the screen recorder function in iOS 11 you can do just that, and in this video I show you how.

Screen recording is great for:
– Capturing your GarageBand projects to share how they were made
– Sharing a “how to” video with another person
– Creating tutorial videos (this is how I create my GarageBand Quick Jam videos)

In this video I cover:
– Enabling the screen recorder function in the control center
– Recording the screen with audio playback from the iPhone/iPad
– Recording the screen with voiceover commentary audio and audio from the iPhone/iPad
– Viewing your screen recording
– Tips and tricks for using screen recorder and editing videos captured with screen recorder

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

 

4 Input Recording in GarageBand iOS – Using multitrack recording in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone)

In this video, I record four tracks simultaneously in GarageBand iOS (iPad) to demonstrate the flexibility of the Steinberg UR44 USB audio interface and the Lightning to USB adapter.

In this one I cover:
– Setting up the Steinberg UR44 to record multiple tracks
– Setting inputs and connecting cables
– Setting up GarageBand on the iPad to accept all four separate inputs
– Recording a demo track using a vocal, line in and stereo guitar microphones

Related Videos:
– Unboxing the Steinberg UR44 USB Audio & MIDI Interface – http://youtu.be/S3uzx5WUQOY
– Lightning to USB 3 Adapter – Connecting USB Devices to an iPhone/iPad – http://youtu.be/y2BomJoJwXU
– Microphones & Vocal Reocrding in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
– Multi-Track Recording in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Record Guitar and Vocals on Separate Tracks – http://youtu.be/eRh8EC4gCas
– Audio Interfaces – Which One is Right for You? – http://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM
– Record a Guitar and Vocal Demo in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/OzBK6hzmJjA

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

 

Tracking Explained (The process of recording tracks to make a song) – Studio Jargon Busters #5

Welcome to episode five of our series here on Studio Live Today where we take a commonly used studio or audio term that it not so commonly understood.

In this episode, we take a look a look behind the term “tracking” and discover that it pretty much means recording music to tracks in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

Covered in this video:
1. What is tracking?
2. Ways to tracks (full band or individual)
3. Multi-track recording
4. Audio interfaces and mixers for tracking
5. Managing “bleed” when tracking multiple instruments
6. Why would choose to record a full band or individually

Related Videos:

Studio Jargon Busters – Full Series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56D_AHkIJSSznUs_O9qNjrc

Multi-Track Recording in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Record Guitar and Vocals on Separate Tracks – http://youtu.be/eRh8EC4gCas

Audio Interfaces – Which One is Right for You? – http://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM

Mixing a Full Song in GarageBand iOS 2.3 – http://youtu.be/8bnd3CfMFCU

Record a Guitar and Vocal Demo in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/OzBK6hzmJjA

For more Studio Jargon Busters, go to http://studiolivetoday.com/jargon

Lenovo ThinkPad E580 Update – The Good and Not So Good after One Month of Use

It’s been a month since I first showed you my new Lenovo ThinkPad E580 laptop so its time for an update.

How has it been performing and would I recommend it? Watch the video to find out!

Note – this is not a technical review with lots of graphs, chart and numbers – just a regular dude trying to get work done.

Check out the original video here – https://youtu.be/CdKAlSu8SDE

In this one I cover:
– Screen and picture quality
– Audio and speaker quality
– Connectivity – USB, video, power, headphones, network
– Speed and reliability
– Battery life
– Keyboard, touch pad and “nub”
– Noise
– Overall build quality

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

Song Arranging in GarageBand – Experimentation and Variety (iOS/iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I explain why you need to experiment and make bad arrangement decisions before you can make a good arrangement, and why variety is key in songwriting.

Covered in this video:
1. Overview of new tracks added (electric piano, piano, percussion, strings, bass)
2. Overview of each section of the song
3. Why variety is so important in arranging songs
4. Creating hooks and keeping listeners interested
5. Preview of the entire song

Related videos:
– Record a Guitar and Vocal Demo in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/OzBK6hzmJjA
– Playing the String Touch Instruments – http://youtu.be/ZQUJfRS06dI
– Connect Multiple USB Devices to an iPad/iPhone – http://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
– Record Pro Sounding Backing Vocals in GarageBand on iPad – http://youtu.be/D_eINe-kxjk
– Recording Backing Vocal Harmonies in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/21uBD9iAQY8

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

Background Vocals… Outdoors? – Recording Backing Vocal Harmonies in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone)

In this video, I take my recently recorded demo track and add some backing vocal harmonies – all while outdoors in my lunch break.

Covered in this video:
1. Equipment used to record (headset mic)
2. Tips for recording without too much background and wind noise
3. Recording the first backing vocal (lows)
4. Recording the second backing vocal (mids)
5. Recording the third backing vocal (highs)
6. Mixing the backing vocals
7. Playback of the current demo of the song

Related videos:
– Record Backing vocals – http://youtu.be/D_eINe-kxjk
– Fix Quiet Audio – http://youtu.be/7Rot9oNwNHs
– Record vocals – http://youtu.be/YkEJAtto7aM
– Record a Guitar/Vocal Demo – https://youtu.be/OzBK6hzmJjA
– Record with NO GEAR in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw

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