Collaboration in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Use iCloud to Share Songs & Collaborate with Others

Want to learn how to use iCloud Drive to share your song projects in GarageBand iOS on iPhone or iPad?

In this video, I’ll show you how to use the “add people” feature in GarageBand iOS to share your music projects over iCloud, to collaborate on songs with other GarageBand users anywhere in the world.

Collaboration using this method requires all users to be using iCloud Drive to store GarageBand projects, and have the latest version of GarageBand running on their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Collaboration allows you to share your entire project file, and other users can add new tracks, edit existing tracks, and apply effect and plug-ins to mix the tracks together. The files are kept up to date by syncing using iCloud Drive.

A big thanks to the GarageBand Users Facebook group (, especially Mark Clift who helped me with this test collaboration.

Videos that are related to this topic:

– Keyboard Touch Instrument in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) –
– Editing in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) –
– Quantization in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) –
– Copying or Backing Up Songs From iOS to PC Using iTunes – GarageBand for iOS (iPhone/iPad) Quick Tip –
– Copy, Backup and Share GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) Projects using iCloud Drive – iPhone & iPad –

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Mixing Explained (What is Mixing in Music and Audio?) – Studio Jargon Busters #8

Welcome to episode eight 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 mixing. What is mixing, how do you mix a song and what does it involve?

Covered in this video:
1. What is mixing?
2. History of mixing – balancing volume levels
3. Using effects and plug-ins (compression, EQ)
4. “In the box” vs “Out of the Box (Digital vs Analog)
5. A sneak peak of mastering
6. Various other ranting about mixing

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Stereo Panning Effect – Create a Stereo Pan Effect with Automation in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Volume Automation in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) is great but is limited to only volume.

What if you want to automate panning to create a stereo pan effect?

In this GarageBand iOS Quick tip video I show you how to use a simple duplication technique to make this happen.

Covered in this video:
– Adjusting panning
– Duplicating a track to make an exact copy
– Using automation to adjust volume levels
– Final result – a stereo pan

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Destructive Feedback – 5 Types of Music Feedback that Need to Stop!

Feedback is a gift. And when given in a constructive and caring manner, it can really help your music develop, and help you grow as a musician.

However, there are certain types of feedback which are more DEstructive that they are CONstructive.

In this video I look at five types of destructive feedback and what you should do if you receive them. (Spoiler alert: the answer is pretty much the same for each)

5 types of destructive feedback:
1. The Dream Crusher
2. The Genre Snob
3. The Historian (stuck in the past)
4. The Gear Junkie
5. The Nit Picker

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Delay Explained (What is Delay in Music and Audio?) – Studio Jargon Busters #7

Welcome to episode seven 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 delay. What is it, why do you use it and where did it come from?

Covered in this video:
1. What is delay?
2. What is the difference between delay and reverb?
3. Are delay and echo the same? Sort of.
4. What do you use delay for?
5. Types of delay – length of note or time
6. A little bit of music theory
7. What is a slap back delay?
8. Time and frequency of delay
9. A summary

Studio Jargon Busters – Full Series –

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GarageBand to Soundcloud – Export/Share songs directly from GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this GarageBand for iOS quick tip, I show you how to quickly share a song directly from GarageBand on you iPhone or iPad to the Soundcloud music sharing platform.

Covered in this video:
– Accessing the “share” options in GarageBand
– Selecting the quality of the track (compression settings)
– Soundcloud upload options
– Exporting and uploading the file
– Viewing your song online using the Soundcloud app
– Limitations of using this method (album art and details)

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Change Master Volume Using FX in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

The lack of a mater volume fader is GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) is super frustrating.

Here’s a simple way to adjust the volume of your overall track using the EQ plugin on the FX track.

Covered in this video:
– Adding an FX track
– Accessing the Visual EQ
– Adjusting volume on the EQ plugin
– Using EQ on the whole track
– Boosting volume of a track that’s already at full volume

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