How to mix vocals using automation in GarageBand iOS

Automation is a great tool to help mix your vocals and other tracks in GarageBand iPad and GarageBand iPhone, and in this video, I’m going to show you how to do it.

To enable automation, just tap right on the track icon and selection “automation”. Then enable write mode by sliding the lock icon in the top left, and tap on the volume line to add automation points. Now simply drag the points up, down, left or right to create automation moves for your volume and create a nice, balanced sound.
== Related Videos ==

Automation in GarageBand iOS (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YUR1espa4&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa57sxntRGH6ykRYB663jAbmY
Original mixing video for this song – https://youtu.be/dw401msqkrY
How to use a compressor in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/aKlH1XerG1c
How to use clip gain in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/kvL7Gzc1y8c

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Pete Johns – By Your Side (2015)

“By Your Side” is a song from the EP “Family” by Pete Johns, released in 2016.

The Family EP included four tracks written for the four members of my family. (Okay the one for me was about all of us. Writing a song about myself seemed weird)
== Lyrics ==

When it’s raining outside,
And the darkness is all around,
And you don’t know where to hide,
And you’ve got something on your mind.

Doesn’t matter what you say, and doesn’t,
Matter what you do,
You know that you will be in my heart and I,
Mean it triple true.

I know it hurts sometimes but it’s worth it in the end
I know that sometimes you feel sad, but that’s what I’m here for

I will be right by your side
Doesn’t matter what you do or say or be
And I don’t even know sometimes you see
I will be right by your side
No need to fear the darkness anymore, ’cause I’ll b e there
Just to lend a hand when things don’t work out right

When the sun starts to shine,
And I rise for another day,
You will say morning time,
And I know things will be just fine,

Doesn’t matter how you feel, and doesn’t,
Matter who you are,
You know that you will be in my heart and I,
Know you’re going far

And when the tears are gone and I see you smile again
I know that it’s just part of growing, and that’s what I’m here for

I will be right by your side
Doesn’t matter what you do or say or be
And I don’t even know sometimes you see
I will be right by your side
No need to fear the darkness anymore, ’cause I’ll be there
Just to lend a hand and make things work out right
Out right, out right, out right
== Behind the song ==

The song was actually the second I wrote for this project, which was partly a birthday present for me wife. I originally wrote a song called “Three” all about my then cheeky three year old who always wanted three of everything because “I’m three”.

This one came about because Jasmine has inherited my sometimes useful but always draining habit of over-thinking. I wanted to tell her that I know what it feels like to grow up and go through changes, but that I will always be… you guessed it… right by her side.

The song itself was written in a very simple format with verse, pre-chorus and chorus repeated and I’m in that most simple of keys – C major! I did use the variation of the D minor in the chorus, which I think is a little bit of a surprise and adds to the song.

Arrangement wise it is a simple acoustic guitar, vocals and virtual drums. I recorded it in Reaper on my PC back before I learned the joys of mobile recording, and had quite limited gear at the time, and was yet to acquire my now fave Taylor guitar.

What I learned from this one is the importance of getting a good guitar tone. The tone in this was okay, but you can hear that the strings aren’t fresh and the mic is too close which is generating extra squeaking.

Thanks for listening!
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Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
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How to create a CREEPY song in GarageBand iOS

Want to create a super creepy using GarageBand iPad or GarageBand iPhone? In this video, I show you how. Oooooooohhhhhhh!!!!!!

Yes, we’re using drums, synths, keys and other sounds to create a super creepy version of a classic children’s song. If there are kids around, you may want them to leave the room…
== Related Videos ==

How to add more sounds in GarageBand using Sound Library – https://youtu.be/Frw2VPSJhB8
GarageBand update with Toy Box sound pack – https://youtu.be/V0Z9Yaxmd3g
Key signatures in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/UCh2qGjrP74
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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.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
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How to use a USB hard drive with an iPad/iPhone

How do you connect a USB hard drive to an iPhone or iPad in iOS 13 or iPadOS 13?

In this video I show you how to use a Lightning to USB adapter to connect a USB hard drive or any USB flash drive and instantly increase the storage capability of your iOS device.

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== Related Videos ==

Why use a genuine Apple Lightning to USB adapter? – https://youtu.be/qt6ZczdUdV4
How to connect USB devices to your iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
How to use USB drives with an iPad – https://youtu.be/U9FkeTt9dNc
USB flash drives with an iPhone or iPad – https://youtu.be/mcWVu-AmuOM
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Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
== Web & Social ==

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USB battery powered hub?

Do you want to use a powered USB hub but are frustrated that you need to plug in to A/C power?

In this video, I show you how to connect a powered USB hub to a portable battery (power bank) so that you can connect all your USB devices even when you are on the go.

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Best powered USB hub under $20 – https://youtu.be/iUJAVGHXnMs
Best powered USB hubs for iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/az6yuV_vYiE
ROMOSS OM10 Portable Charger – https://youtu.be/bwA5OHnuOVo
Connect multiple USB devices using a powered USB hub – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
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Understanding YouTube Copyright Claims

How to understand YouTube copyright claims, copyright strikes and Content ID.

If you are creating content using other people’s music, there are some things you need to know before you get started.

The best place to start is by checking out the YouTube Music Policies page to search for the copyright status of the song you plan to use – https://www.youtube.com/music_policies

Then get familiar with Content ID, Copyright Claims and the potential consequences by check out YouTube’s own video series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpjK416fmKwRnRbv72ksHRYEknNSaAFkd

You can also check out these related videos:
How to avoid copyright claims – https://youtu.be/-JZ0wsZk-L0
Cover songs on YouTube – are they legal? – https://youtu.be/UntgATqQtjY
== Pete Recommends ==

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

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Change KEYBOARD layout in GarageBand iPad

How do you change the keyboard layout in GarageBand on your iPad?

In this video, I show you how to use the keyboard layout options in GarageBand iOS to help you create YOUR best music using GarageBand on your iPad.

Small editing error in this video – did you spot it? Let me know in the comments. 😀
== Related Videos ==

Keyboard in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Pp2yx0bREIA
Velocity Sensitivity in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/jqZCZHF-xS4
== 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.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
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