Pipa (World Instrument) in GarageBand iOS – Pipa Chinese Instrument (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #21

In this first in our series on GarageBand iOS World Instruments, we take a look at the super awesome traditional Chinese instrument, the Pipa.

Covered in this video:
1. Selecting the Pipa
2. Using the default pentatonic scale
3. Using no scale option
4. Playing individual notes
5. Playing sustained notes
6. Using the tremolo (note repeating function)
7. Changing the scale type
8. Changing from notes to chords
9. Using Autoplay (no multitouch)
10. Using string bends

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Quantization in GarageBand iOS – Correct Timing of Notes in Recordings (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #20

In this video, I take a look at the quantization/quantisation option in GarageBand that can help you correct the timing of your recordings, and improve the sounds of your tracks.

Covered in this video:
1. What is quantization?”Quantization corrects the timing of notes in your recordings”
2. A quantization example
3. Accessing quantization setting
4. Levels of quantization (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)
5. Types of quantization”Straight gives notes a more precise rhythm, while Triplet and Swing give notes a looser feel”
6. Uses for quantization – any virtual instrument (strings, keys, guitar, bass, drums)

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Edit Chords in GarageBand iOS – Custom Chords for Virtual Instruments (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #19

In this video I take a look at how to change the custom chords used by virtual instruments in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone).

Covered in this video:
1. What are Chords?
2. Changing the key signature
3. Accessing the “edit chords” function
4. Default chords for each key
5. Changing chord note
6. Changing type of chord (major, minor, diminished, augmented)
7. Changing chord variations (6th, 7th, major 7th, 9th, add 9, 11th, 13th)
8. Changing chord bass notes
9. Using chords across multiple instruments

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Share GarageBand iOS Projects as Videos on YouTube, Facebook and More Using iMovie (iPhone, iPad)

In this video, I show you how to export your finished GarageBand tracks to iMovie to create a video that can be shared to Facebook, YouTube and any other platform.

Take a look at the finished video here:

Covered in the video:
– Exporting a GarageBand project as a WAV file to iMovie
– Adding a photo as a background
– Adjusting the image to remain static through the video
– Trimming the start and end of the song
– Adding fade effects to the start or finish of the video
– Exporting the final video to your camera roll

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Compression in GarageBand iOS – Adding & Adjusting Compressor (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #18

 

In this very special double episode, I take a look at compression and how to use it to make your tracks pop and sit in the mix.

Covered in this video:
1. What is compression?
2. Why use compression?
3. Accessing the compressor basic settings
4. Accessing the compressor advanced settings
5. Compressor Threshold setting
6. Ratio setting
7. Attack setting
8. Adjusting Gain
9. Mix setting
10. Example of compression in a song

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Reverb in GarageBand iOS – Adding Master and Track Reverb (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #17

In this GarageBand Quick Jam I take a look at how to use reverb effects to enhance your tracks and mixes in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:
1. What is reverb?
2. Master vs Track Reverb
3. Accessing master reverb
4. Setting master reverb type
5. Setting master reverb Level
6. Accessing track reverb
7. Default reverb settings
8. Predelay setting
9. Spread (stereo) setting
10. Reverb time setting
11. High cut filter setting
12. Dry/wet sliders

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10 x GarageBand iOS Features I Want to See in the Next Update (iPhone, iPad)

In this GarageBand iOS video, I give you my Top 10 features I want to see in the next version of GarageBand iOS.

How many of my “predictions” will come true? Only time will tell!

10 – Performance Management Options – the ability to choose when to optimise performance and accept reduced quality while tracking

9 – File Management – allow integration with other online file storage solutions such as Dropbox and Google Drive

8 – Collaboration – make it easy to collaborate with other GarageBand users

7 – Track Grouping and Folders – with up to 32 tracks, being able to group vocals, percussion and guitars in one place would help with management

6 – Track Templates – the ability to set up a template to use for new tracks with pre-set instruments and track settings

5 – Export Options – provide a way to export audio tracks with a visualisation to Facebook and YouTube directly

4 – Automation for Panning and Effects – volume automation is the BOMB and a great feature – would be even better to be able to use it for anything

3 – Effect sends – being able to set a single track as just an effect and then send other tracks to this effect track

2 – Better Guitar Samples – we have had the same guitar sounds since version 2.0 and they need a refresh

1 – Master Track – being able to mix down to a master track and add effects on the master bus

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