Recording a song in GarageBand iOS

Recording a song in GarageBand iOS.

So, you know that thing where you have an entire month to write and record a song, and it’s one day before the end of the month and you’re halfway through? Yeah, that.

In this video, I give myself a two hour recording session in the hope that I can get most of my new song recorded and somewhat mixed. What is the end result? Let’s take a look…

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== Related Videos ==

Writing & Recording a song in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa549CexgmXqimYkdpon964HN
Vocal recording tips playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54yAdxaZyxAs6UaJY7Hb3gP

How to use a MIDI keyboard with GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/N1gHwJlap2s
MXL 550/551 microphones – https://youtu.be/uaOF0d7dlZg
Best recording gear for iOS – https://youtu.be/ovXoBQtt4Pk
Vocal recording tips – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag
Vocal effects and presets in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/_b6i6VIHTgg
Record pro sounding vocals in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
How to sing and record better vocals – https://youtu.be/2E4NcolJ0rE
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How to set microphone volume in GarageBand iOS (input gain)

How to set microphone input gain for vocals (volume).

There are some quite simple techniques for getting a good vocal recording, many of which I cover in another video here – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag

One of the things I see folks get wrong is setting their input gain for their microphone either too high or too low. There are issues caused by both high gain, such as clipping and distortion, as well as low gain, such as tracks that need to be turned up too much.

The sweet spot is different for different vocalists, microphones and sound sources, but as a general rule, you want your input to be hitting between 50% and 70% on your input meter, meaning you are getting a strong signal, but are not at risk of clipping or distorting.

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

Vocal recording tips – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag
Vocal effects and presets in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/_b6i6VIHTgg
Record pro sounding vocals in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
How to sing and record better vocals – https://youtu.be/2E4NcolJ0rE
How to “comp” vocals in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/XM2PKVpYrmw
== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
http://studiolivetoday.com/gear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
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Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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Share, copy or backup iPhone/iPad files using Zip/Unzip

How to Zip and Unzip files on iPhone/iPad to share, copy or backup.

Sharing, copying or backing up your files in iOS can be challenging, especially things like GarageBand .band project files, as these are often not compatible with file systems outside of iOS and iCloud.

If you want to quickly and easily share and backup your iOS files, then using the Shortcuts app to help you create .zip archive files can be a really useful process.

In this video, I show you how to create “Zip” and “Unzip” shortcuts using the Shortcuts app in iOS 11 or iOS 12, and then zip up your iOS files in to a single .zip archive file ready to be copied or shared using any cloud storage platform like Dropbox, Google Drive or One Drive, as well as directly to your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing.

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

How to manage files in iOS 11/12 – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57kZYi2y9y0niehB_T4OErm
How to use “Files” in iOS 11 and iOS 12 – https://youtu.be/HBM6pb5AvoY
Apple remove MP3 encoding from Shortcuts app – https://youtu.be/7AGyorl6v9E
Collaborate using iCloud Drive – https://youtu.be/YMQpVkHOSZE
== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
http://studiolivetoday.com/gear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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JBL Endurance Run headphones – 2 month update

Pick up a pair of JBL Endurance Run headphones here – https://amzn.to/2CdHFtV

JBL Endurance Run headphones – after 2 months of use.

In my ongoing quest to find affordable, quality earbuds, in this video I am revisiting the JBL Endurance Run headphones which I originally unboxed and reviewed over 2 months ago.

Do I still recommend them? Well, in a word – yes!

For a US$20 pair of earbuds, the quality of the sound, the built-in microphone and the features are really second to none.

In terms of the “cons”, they are very few. There has been some wear on the plastic around the connector, and some splitting in the silicon earbuds, but that’s about it.

Take a look at the original videos in the links below, and for more audio goodness, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com.
== Product Links ==

JBL Endurance Run – https://amzn.to/2CdHFtV
JBL Inspire 300 – https://amzn.to/2pP9SQv

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
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Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.
== Related Videos ==

JBL Endurance Run headphones – first look – https://youtu.be/iR4fkcI1e1U
JBL Endurance Run headphones – 1 week update – https://youtu.be/zYKlDYh1uz0
Mixing on headphones – https://youtu.be/4DCHRdQ6y_s
Mixing on iPhone – https://youtu.be/-TvUA4n0UOw
== Pete Recommends ==

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
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Why natural talent is overrated in music

Why natural ability is over-rated in music.

When it comes to creating, recording and releasing your best music, what role does talent and natural ability play.

If you ARE naturally talented, then you have a small early advantage, but for those who are grinding it out, the good news is that this advantage is not as big as you might think!

In this video, I talk about why perseverance and attitude is more important that talent and that everyone can release their own music.

Check out Bobby Owinski’s channel on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/user/polymedia

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

== Pete Recommends ==

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Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
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Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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How to merge tracks in GarageBand iOS – 6 cool tips

The merge function in GarageBand iOS can be used not just to merge one or more tracks together, there are a number of very cool tricks and hacks that you can do with “merge”.

Merging is different from the “join” function, which only works with MIDI tracks and will combine the actual MIDI data from multiple tracks in to one track. If you are looking for a video about joining MIDI tracks, check this one out – https://youtu.be/aNAylRfHy5s

Description:

1. Merge function overview – how to use merge and tips for effective use
a. Merge will “write” all effects and plug-ins to the track, including the panning
b. Merge will make MIDI tracks unable to be edited
2. Merge two tracks together in to one audio recorder track
3. Merge a dry track (without including the effects)
4. Merge a MIDI track to convert to an audio recorder track
5. Normalize (normalise) the volume of a quiet audio track
6. Merge an audio unit or inter-app audio track
7. Add FX to just one track
8. Merge to set up for exporting “stems” of your song

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

“Merge” function complete playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56tIxtD1AHcq_Cte5u2wrRd

How to normalise audio in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/fARig2fuytU
Fix Quiet Audio in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/7Rot9oNwNHs
Merge/combine tracks to free up space – https://youtu.be/ZeloBMl4qqU
FX in GarageBand on a single track – https://youtu.be/_lHeaBElMso
Using Inter App Audio in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/vO6zV_p1jco
How to use Audio Unit plug-ins in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/WhqNWoaZB60
== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
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Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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Should you change your DAW? (Digital Audio Workstation)

Should you change or upgrade your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)?

Well in this video, I give you my three best reasons why you SHOULD change, as well as three reasons why you should NOT.

Why you should change to a different DAW:
1. Your current DAW does not have a feature that will help you make better music
2. You are collaborating with people, or working in a studio, which uses a specific DAW
3. Your workflow would suit a particular type of DAW, such as one that support loops and samples over analog recordings

Why you should NOT change to a different DAW:
1. You want to create “better” music and think a new DAW will make your recordings sound better
2. You want to be a “professional” and have heard that pros only use ProTools (or another DAW)
3. Someone has told your that one DAW is “better” than another

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

For more of my musical rants, take a look at the series of videos in this link:

To hear a recent live show where I talk all about how gear is not the answer to better recordings, take a look at this:

== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
http://studiolivetoday.com/gear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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