How to use vocal effects in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to use vocal effects in GarageBand iPhone and GarageBand iPad.

Recording vocals in GarageBand iOS using the audio recorder is quite simple, but the number of different options and presets can be a little overwhelming.

So in this video, I am taking a look at all of the vocal presets available in the audio recorder in GarageBand iOS, and letting you know what’s included in each one, and how to get the best sounds for your vocal recordings.

I also include some tips on tracking (recording) vocals, and which preset I use when I’m recording a vocal in GarageBand iOS.

You will also see (and hear) me record the chorus for my new song in GarageBand and use this to showcase all of the different vocal presets, plug-ins and effects here in GarageBand iOS.

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

Vocal recording tips, tricks and tutorials – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PifesXiqCf4&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54yAdxaZyxAs6UaJY7Hb3gP
Plug-ins and Effects in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zbq5V8u8CE&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56lqU69xwiD95VrAkmkMryi

Record pro sounding vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
How to loop song sections in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/eghCnXw2yAY
How to use Auto-tune in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/7pvy5KEg3So
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Can you use a guitar as a bass guitar in GarageBand iOS?

Can you use a guitar as a bass guitar in GarageBand iOS?

Something a little different and (hopefully) fun today. My man Seth over on the GarageBand Users Facebook group mentioned using the vocal transformer plug-in in GarageBand to pitch down your guitar one octave to make it sound more like a bass guitar.

This sounded too cool not to try!

So in this video, I test out this method and add a bass guitar track to my GarageBand iPhone project using just my electric (6 string) guitar, the virtual bass amp sims in GarageBand, and the vocal transformer plug-in.

How will it turn out? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out!

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

(Oh, and the mystery track I reference in the video is “Horror Movie” by the legendary Australian band “Skyhooks”.
== Related Videos ==

Recording Guitars in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S96uCBEUWlU&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55hF7jzIA34ulmPOap2aXoj
How to connect a guitar to an iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/Dl88BFY0T2g
Lightning to USB adapters – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
How to use (real) guitar pedals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/NGASmnMj9-U
Vocal transformer effect in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/SVdg4bY7Tgg

Recording a full song in GarageBand iOS 2.3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyhcXjqPkiM&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54JbyH9esoa9Vx-8iM1y5rZ
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Recording drums, bass and guitar guide tracks in GarageBand iOS

Record drums, bass and guitar guide tracks in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

With my chord progressions and song structure in place, it’s time to lay down some guide tracks in GarageBand on my iPhone, so in this video, I show how to quickly create some basic drums using “Drummer” and a bass line using the “autoplay” feature of the smart bass. I then grab the acoustic guitar and record a guide track so that I’m now ready to start working on the arrangement, vocals and additional instruments.

Included in the video is a heap of tips and tricks that can help speed up your GarageBand iPhone or GarageBand iPad workflow, and make recording your songs quick, simple and effective.

Catch up on the whole series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa549CexgmXqimYkdpon964HN
== Related Videos ==

Song sections in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUW6mD5EdQw&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56T6CswSRUj6Vq-_giaRF1-
Recording guitars in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55hF7jzIA34ulmPOap2aXoj
Mic and record an acoustic guitar in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
How to use drums as a metronome in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/szZINy13keQ
Song Sections and setting number of bars in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Lc7padoBEjY
Previous Songwriting series:
Song in a week challenge (Sin) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55eiL2VVcU_-S-cXO1aNwC1
Recording my song “New Day” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57gq2wTdAlFoTQnrE4G_51k
5 day songwriting (Bully) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57PO0467R8qCYBOg8dY-LCq
Complete-a-song challenge (For the Birds) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55JWA4w3HJRwkH0mPhXRzSd
Recording a full song in GarageBand (There’s No Such Thing as College) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54JbyH9esoa9Vx-8iM1y5rZ
Recording an EP in GarageBand (Recoil) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54aRWJMg0Lh6Jwn_pw1t2kv
4-track challenge – recording a song in GarageBand iOS (Anxiety) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55ZTU236y69p30OJLqawDnz
Creating the song “Never to Blame” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54KTBE6RylQLrxIxMltzfiY
Releasing an album (Self(ish) Aware) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57bqbWMwli-rnFAiraQHEE2
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How to use drums as a metronome (click track) in GarageBand iOS

How to use drums as a metronome (click track) in GarageBand iOS

The metronome (click track) in GarageBand iPhone and GarageBand iPad allows you to set your time signature and tempo, and then use a built-in sound to play a “click” track to help you stay in time when recording.

The problem is, this sound is quite unnatural and doesn’t really inspire great guitar, vocal or instrumental performances.

In this video, I will show you how to use the Drummer in GarageBand iOS as your metronome instead, which gives you greater flexibility of sound and feel for your backing track. You can also use the beat sequencer, drums, smart drums or even Apple Loops as the metronome, simply by adding a track and playing your part.

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

Metronome in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/i1yfmjEOdjM
Drummer in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/ZPc0jTVHgTA
Create realistic drum tracks with Drummer – https://youtu.be/XyhcXjqPkiM
Reduce microphone bleed – https://youtu.be/EcI1tPC4P34

Drummer in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56xSF-u4ReLU8gNYQeVyoyF
Multi take and comping in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57ZL1WwnxWGJCzerogsFrlp
Song Sections in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56T6CswSRUj6Vq-_giaRF1-
Multi-track recording in GarageBand iOS (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54nSpvFLpGZ1WXrAWTX96Mo
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How to define song structure – Writing a song

How to define song structure – writing a song

Song structure – it sounds boring and kind of is, but it is a super important part of songwriting that is often overlooked.

In this video, I define my chord progressions and set my song structure, as well as take a look at some of the comments and lyrics suggestions from the first video.

Catch up on the whole series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa549CexgmXqimYkdpon964HN
== Related Videos ==

Previous Songwriting series:

Song in a week challenge (Sin) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55eiL2VVcU_-S-cXO1aNwC1

Recording my song “New Day” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57gq2wTdAlFoTQnrE4G_51k

5 day songwriting (Bully) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57PO0467R8qCYBOg8dY-LCq

Complete-a-song challenge (For the Birds) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55JWA4w3HJRwkH0mPhXRzSd

Recording a full song in GarageBand (There’s No Such Thing as College) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54JbyH9esoa9Vx-8iM1y5rZ

Recording an EP in GarageBand (Recoil) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54aRWJMg0Lh6Jwn_pw1t2kv

4-track challenge – recording a song in GarageBand iOS (Anxiety) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55ZTU236y69p30OJLqawDnz

Creating the song “Never to Blame” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54KTBE6RylQLrxIxMltzfiY

Releasing an album (Self(ish) Aware) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57bqbWMwli-rnFAiraQHEE2
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Writing a song from scratch – how to get started

Writing a song from scratch – how to get started with 30 minute songwriting

One of the easiest things to do is procrastinate when it comes to songwriting. The hardest thing is to sit down and get cracking on creating a new song.

So in this video, I’m putting 30 minutes on the clock and seeing how far I can get in creating a new song using just my acoustic guitar and my voice.

For more audio goodness, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com
== Related Videos ==

Previous Songwriting series:

Song in a week challenge (Sin) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55eiL2VVcU_-S-cXO1aNwC1

Recording my song “New Day” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57gq2wTdAlFoTQnrE4G_51k

5 day songwriting (Bully) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57PO0467R8qCYBOg8dY-LCq

Complete-a-song challenge (For the Birds) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55JWA4w3HJRwkH0mPhXRzSd

Recording a full song in GarageBand (There’s No Such Thing as College) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54JbyH9esoa9Vx-8iM1y5rZ

Recording an EP in GarageBand (Recoil) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54aRWJMg0Lh6Jwn_pw1t2kv

4-track challenge – recording a song in GarageBand iOS (Anxiety) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa55ZTU236y69p30OJLqawDnz

Creating the song “Never to Blame” – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa54KTBE6RylQLrxIxMltzfiY

Releasing an album (Self(ish) Aware) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57bqbWMwli-rnFAiraQHEE2
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GarageBand Users Weekly – and the GarageBand Facebook Group

GarageBand Users Weekly – and the GarageBand Facebook Group

As many of you already know, I’m a big fan of GarageBand, and create a lot of my music using GarageBand iOS on my iPhone or iPad.

It will come as no surprise then to learn that I also am one of the admins for the GarageBand Users Facebook group, and that I host a weekly show on Facebook Live all about GarageBand and the people who create and share their GarageBand music.

In this video, I give you a look at the latest episode of GarageBand Users Weekly and a taste of what goes on each week over on the GarageBand Users Facebook Page.

If you would like to join us over on the Facebook page, this link will take you there – http://studiolivetoday.com/gbu
== Related Links ==

Here’s a sample of the links to songs, music and tutorials mentioned on the show. Note that some of the music is shared within the group, so if you’d like to check it out, head on over and become a member.

Javi Vela – Gople Mortal

Steve Marra – It’s a Whole New Galaxy

Matt Anderson – Gone

Dan Baker’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/danbaker74
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