How to record distorted guitar in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to record distorted guitar in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I’m embracing my rock roots and laying down some distorted electric guitar on my new song using the STARK amp sim by Klevgrand.

If you are recording guitar in GarageBand or any other platform, there’s some tips that will help you in this one.
== Related Videos ==

Recording guitars in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU

How to use the STARK amp sim – https://youtu.be/F_d0nTuloS8

How to set input gain (volume) in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/smEGQq_fVfA

Optimizing Performance in GarageBand – 5 tips to avoid it – https://youtu.be/AcZSGhSvBaE
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How to mix acoustic guitar in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to mix acoustic guitar in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I take a look at some ways to mix an acoustic guitar track in GarageBand iPhone or GarageBand iPad, including using EQ, compression, reverb and delay.

Once again, I will be using Joe Gilder’s track “It’s Okay” as part of his current acoustic guitar mixing challenge.

Check out Joe’s original challenge video here – https://youtu.be/LKWHNrYitvo

And check out the video showing his actual mix of this track here – https://youtu.be/U-Q_vv0pYj8
== Related Videos ==

How to import audio files from Dropbox to GarageBand – https://youtu.be/TUSbBC0ap_M

How to use the compressor in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/aKlH1XerG1c

How to use EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/ehMKUVO3qgM

How to use reverb in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64

How to use echo (delay) in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI
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How to import audio from Dropbox to GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to import audio from Dropbox to GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I show you how to import audio files (WAV, MP3 and even ZIP files) from Dropbox to a GarageBand project on your iPhone or iPad.

Even better, the audio files we will be importing is a song from Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner, who has provided stems from his song “It’s Okay” for viewers to mix.

Check out Joe’s video here:

== Related Videos ==

How to zip and unzip files in iOS – https://youtu.be/Bep2iVWSvGM

How to manage files in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/3bvJ0IHNVfg

Joe Gilder – It’s Okay – https://youtu.be/EhhI1_9iVlE

How to import audio (WAV, MP3) in to GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/9NwsiCVAh3U
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How to create cool music videos on iPhone/iPad with Wizibel

How to create cool music videos on iPhone/iPad with Wizibel

In this video, I take the Wizibel app by Klevgrand for a spin, and create my own custom video for my song “Bully”, complete with my own images and a visualization.

Wizibel allows you to incorporate your music as well as images and text to create an engaging audio and video experience that can help share and promote your music.

Time Stamps:
00:00 – Introduction
00:55 – Wizibel in the App Store
01:38 – How much does Wizibel cost?
02:01 – Opening to app for the first time
02:50 – How to import a song file
03:56 – Selecting a theme
05:09 – Adding an album art image
05:40 – Change colours and settings
06:50 – Exploring more themes
09:48 – Creating a new video from scratch
15:13 – Settings and options
17:16 – Exprorting a video
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Pete Johns – Bully

Stream/download the song now at http://petejohns.com/bully

This song was recorded as part of a 5 day songwriting challenge in June 2018 which you can check out here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57PO0467R8qCYBOg8dY-LCq
== Lyrics ==

Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa

When you feel like you’re right at the end of your tether
When the weight of the world starts to get you down
Toughen up man you don’t wanna show emotion
Suck it up, look away don’t make a sound

Hey princess what’s that in your eye
You’re feeling numb and wonder why

There is no crying in Baseball
It’s something that you just gotta know
There is no crying in Baseball
‘Cause if you cry in baseball or in life, don’t let it show

Whoa
Whoa

Every day you would say things just to hurt me
Every time that I woke up I would scream
You were getting so much pleasure from my suffering
Didn’t care what your words were doing to me

Hey dirtbag what I gives you the right
It’s hard to lose when you don’t even choose to fight

There is no crying in Baseball
It’s something that you just gotta know
There is no crying in Baseball
‘Cause if you cry in baseball or in life

Now it’s 10 years on and I’m feeling better
I survived all the worst that you could give
How is life for you now I hear you’re struggling
Karma is a dish best served ice cold

So now who, are you, to question me
I said who, are you, to question me
I said who, are you, to question me
I said who, are you to question me

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa
== Behind the song ==

This song started with the hook, which was lifted without any shame from the classic 90s movie “A League of Their Own”, which was of course “there’s no crying in baseball”.

In fact, I edited a video at the time pulling together clips from the movie. I can’t show it on this channel for many reasons, but those who know how to Google will find it.

The song itself is based on some of my experiences in high school, where bullying was sadly just a fact of life. Bullies still exist and I’m sure kids continue to be bullied to this day. I hope the narrative of this song is somewhat uplifting, despite it’s dark tone. It tells the story of a teenager who was subjected to bullying in high school and then grows up to pity those who were the “bullies”, as they never quite grew up and grew out of this stage.

The line “it’s hard to lose when you don’t even choose to fight” is one that resonates most with me. Bullies need a victim, and when they run out of people who care enough to fight with them, they end up leading shallow and meaningless lives.

There’s some interesting quirks to the actual arrangement, which you can find out about by watching the videos linked in the playlist at the top of this description.
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Can you use a MOUSE with an iPhone/iPad?

Can you use a MOUSE with an iPhone/iPad?

No. However, there is a heap you CAN connect using a Lightning to USB adapter however. Check out this video to see – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us

In this video I tell you why you can’t use a mouse with an iPhone or iPad, and even demonstrate what happens (spoiler – it’s nothing) when you connect a mouse to an iPhone or iPad.
== Related Videos ==

How to connect USB devices to your iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
Connect multiple USB devices to an iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
Lightning to USB 3 Adapter – https://youtu.be/y2BomJoJwXU
Keyboard Shortcuts in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/bOn5_2hGDdk
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Pete Johns – Wasting Time

Pete Johns – Wasting Time

Stream/buy the single now on all your favourite platforms – http://petejohns.com/wasting
== Lyrics ==

The smell of frustration
The sound of your voice
The feeling I’ve been here
I’ve been here before

If silence is golden
Then why are you loud?

Don’t take all of my time
I don’t have much left for you
So don’t take all of my time
I don’t have much of it left, for you

I know that you’re hurting
I hear what you say
But we’ve been down this road
And you threw it away

Time to consider
Others hurt too

Don’t take all of my time
I don’t have much left for you
So don’t take all of my time
I don’t have much of it left

For you say you’re trying this time
Things will be different you’ll see
But I’ve heard this all before
Actions speak louder to me

Don’t spend all of your time
Thinking of what you did wrong
And don’t just throw in the towel
You’ll find a way to belong

And don’t waste all of your time
Thinking of what happens now
Just live one day at a time
That’s all that time will allow

For you
For you
For you
For you
== Behind the song ==

The song was built around the finger style guitar arpeggio, and then the piano was added, which is actually based around one of the “auto-play” sounds in GarageBand, but with some tweaking.

All vocals were recorded using the MXL 550 microphone and the track was recorded in GarageBand iOS.

The lyrics tell the story of helping others through addiction, and the challenges faced by those who spend their time helping others, even when there are relapses and failures. For every person struggling, there is usually a support network of people who also need support themselves.

Watch previous videos about the making of this song here:

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