Headphones Not Working? This Simple Cleaning Method Could Help! (iPhone, iPad, Android)

In this video, I show you a very simple method to clean out your headphone and lightning port on your iPhone, iPad or any other smartphone or tablet.

Warning – if you are concerned about damaging your device, don’t try this method and consult your manual, manufacturer or relevant genius.

This fix removes the dust, pocket lint, dirt and other “crud” that gets caught up in your input jacks over time and can help solve some common problems, including:
1. Headphones not working when plugged in
2. Headphones showing as plugged in even when not plugged in
3. Headset microphone or button not working
4. Lightning or charger port connects and disconnects frequently
5. Lightning or charger port does not connect at all

The method shown in this video helps remove the foreign particles that get caught up in your device over time, which cause the pins and poles of your headphones and data connectors to not connect properly, resulting in errors and issues.

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Record a Guitar and Vocal Demo in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone) – Using Overdubbing and the iPad Internal Mic

In this video I record a demo of my brand new song using just the internal mic on the iPad.

The demo is just two tracks, a fingerstyle guitar track and a vocal track.

Covered in this video:
1. Setting up to record fingerstyle guitar
2. Tips for setting up the input gain
3. Why headphones are needed for multi-track recording and monitoring
4. Recording a guitar track using the internal mic
5. Tips for using the internal mic to get a good sound
6. Adding a vocal track and setting up to monitor and record
7. Recording a vocal track
8. Using solo and mute to listen to recording
9. Mixing the vocal and guitar track

Related videos:
– Record With No Gear in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw
– Recording a Vocal/Guitar Demo in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/8UjJT-pivtE
– Record Pro Sounding Vocals in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/YA3kCxH-Wvg
– Voiceover Recording in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/m0x5QuAczxg
– Audio Recorder – Recording Using Microphone in GarageBand iOS – http://youtu.be/JvAMg_1enjI

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Voiceover Recording in GarageBand iOS – Using the Internal Mic (+ Music and iMovie Editing)

 

In this video I record a voiceover promo using just the iPad’s internal microphone. I then combine this with some music and a company logo in iMovie to make a short promotional video to be played at an ice hockey game.

Covered in this video:
1. Setting up to record the voiceover
2. Recording the voiceover using the internal iPad microphone
3. Adding EQ and effects to enhance the sound
4. Adding background music using GarageBand
5. Mixing the spoken word and music audio
6. Exporting to iMovie
7. Adding image or video content
8. Creating a promotional video using iMovie
9. Exporting the final video

Related videos:
Hockey Announcing Live Audio Setup – https://youtu.be/-R76KusL5rM
Record with NO GEAR in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw
Visual EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
Mixing a Full Song in GarageBand iOS 2.3 – https://youtu.be/8bnd3CfMFCU
Editing in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/t2G4UahGDIY
Fix Quiet Audio in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/7Rot9oNwNHs
Share GarageBand iOS Projects as Videos on YouTube, Facebook and More Using iMovie – https://youtu.be/IetlJeNtLfs

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GarageBand on a Windows PC? No, no, 100% No (And why you can’t download or install GarageBand on PC)

Hey, Pete here for Studio Live Today with a community service announcement.

You know those videos where they talk for 20 minutes about how something that you’re looking to do might be possible only to get me up telling oh that’s it not… possible.

Well, this is not one of them.

If you’re here because you have a Windows PC and want to run Apple’s GarageBand software, because it’s awesome, then I have some bad news. It is not possible to run Apple’s genuine GarageBand software on anything but the Max OSX platform. Not windows, not Linux, not Commodore 64 or Nintendo Switch. I’m sorry, but the only way to download, install and run the GarageBand software, made by Apple, is to use a Mac, running the Mac OS.

Okay, now that I have that off my chest I feel a lot better and I’m really sorry if you don’t. The reasons so many people are looking for a way to run GarageBand on a PC is because , we’ll, it’s awesome

So, if all you wanted to know is the answer to this question, you are 100% free to go. Hopefully I’ve saved you a few hours of frustrating click bait videos and potentially hazardous spyware and adware download links. And while you’re here anyway, feel free to take a look at the 150+ videos all about recording and music creation.

However, if you’re curious to hear more about the back story and know why here is so much miscommunication and misdirection about his topic, stick around as I dive in to why it’s not possible, why so many people are trying to tell you it is possible, and some practical alternatives to GarageBand that you may want to check out.

Covered in this video:
1. Can you download and install Apple’s GarageBand software on a Windows PC? No, no you can’t.
2. Why people online will try to tell you that you CAN download and install GarageBand on a Windows PC (spoiler alert – it’s money)
3. Why Apple will never release GarageBand on the Windows platform
4. The one way some people tell you it can be done (installed OSX on a PC and making a “Hackintosh”
5. A couple of alternatives if you’re looking for something free/cheap to make music on a Windows PC (Audacity and Reaper)

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Compression Explained (How an Audio Compressor Works) – Studio Jargon Busters #4

 

Welcome to episode four 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 at the very often misunderstood world of compression and Pete tries to provide a simple, plain English explanation.

Covered in this video:
1. What is compression? (Hint: It’s not file compression)
2. Practical example of when and why you would use compression
3. A brief overview of the settings of a compressor
4. Using make-up gain to make the volume level
5. When to use compression (vocals, guitars, instruments)
6. The risks of over-compressing (removing dynamic range)

Related Videos:

Compression in GarageBand iOS – Adding & Adjusting Compressor – https://youtu.be/aKlH1XerG1c

Record Pro Sounding Vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8

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

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Plug-ins Explained (Software Plugins and Effects) – Studio Jargon Busters #3

Welcome to episode three of our brand new 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, after Pete briefly loses the plot, Georgie brings us back on track and helps explain what plug-ins in the audio and recording world are all about.

Covered in this video:
1. What is a plug-in?
2. Why are they called plug-ins? (A little history)
3. Types of plug-ins (reverb, compression, delay)
4. Using plug-ins in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
5. Plug-in types – free, included or paid
6. Comparison to WordPress and web plug-ins
7. Any questions – surprisingly no!?

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Guitar to iPhone/iPad – Connecting Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars to iOS Devices

In this video, I take a look at some different ways you can connect your electric and bass guitars to your iPhone or iPad, using various types of guitar interfaces.

Covered in this video:
1. Why connecting directly does not work well
2. Quick tips for acoustic guitar recording
3. My experience TRYING to connect guitars directly
4. Using a simple iRig style guitar interface
5. Using a portable battery powered interface
6. Using a full audio interface

Links to some interface options mentioned in this video:

Steinberg UR12 – https://www.amazon.com/Steinberg-UR12-USB-Audio-Interface/dp/B00QY4RLRQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526368540&sr=8-1&keywords=steinberg+ur12

iRig 2 (3.5mm analog)- https://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-interface-adaptor-Android/dp/B00T631UTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526378796&sr=8-1&keywords=irig

iRig HD 2 (Lightning Digital Connection)- https://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-digital-guitar-interface/dp/B01KPYGBR6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1526378796&sr=8-5&keywords=irig

Tascam iXZ – https://www.amazon.com/Tascam-iXZ-Audio-Interface-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1526378960&sr=8-3&keywords=tascam+ixz

“iRig” Clone – https://www.amazon.com/HIOTECH-Generic-Guitar-Interface-Adapter/dp/B00M416TV2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1526383446&sr=8-6&keywords=irig

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