Pete Johns – We’re Trying to Have a Society Here (Lyric Video)

“We’re Trying to Have a Society Here” is a song by Pete Johns, recorded 100% in GarageBand on my iPhone. The video was created on iPhone using LumaFusion.

Watch the channel for information about when the song will be released on streaming platforms, but for now, here’s the complete lyric video.
== Lyrics ==

What’s the matter with people these days?
They’re trying to be something more
They worrying more about what people say
Than who they can do something for

We’re trying to have a society here
But they only care about how they appear

What’s the matter with people these days?
They don’t seem to do what they feel
They’re busy complaining ‘bout their dead end job
And missing out on what is real

And we’re trying to have a society here
But they only care about outward veneer
To make other people think they got it made
When everyone knows they’re just trying to get

What’s the matter with people these days?
They don’t seem to care what is right
They’re making excuses and passing the blame
So let’s make a toast
And share one more post
For the strangers who don’t even care
== Behind the song ==

This song was written for a “Song Spark” challenge where the goal was to write a song that was kind of “out there” in terms of it’s melody and hook. I had the line “we’re trying to have a society here” in my head and really wanted to write a hook around this. (The line is from a Seinfeld episode and expressed by George Costanza, one of my favourite characters”.

Musically, I wanted to do something different there too, so decided to write 100% on the piano and include absolutely no guitars in the song – something I have rarely done! Because I am a mediocre pianist, I wrote the song in C major, which actually worked out well for the melody and my vocal range.

The rest of the instrumentation is very simple – just an organ for some pads, some basic drums and a few tracks of vocal harmonies to complement the lead vocals.

Lyrics? Well, they speak for themselves I think. This song is a message to people who are caring too much about creating their “online persona” and making the world think their lives are amazing, instead of sharing their real passions. This relates to my passion about people creating their best music – the sort of music THEY want to hear, not what is popular or what they think others want to hear.
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

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How to record bass on an iPhone using an iRig Pro I/O

Check out the iRig Pro I/O on Amazon here – https://amzn.to/2YcloUO

In this video, I test out the iRig Pro I/O with some bass guitar recording.
== Related Videos ==

iRig Pro I/O First Look – https://youtu.be/KL7dlCqYxic
Record guitar with iRig Pro I/O – https://youtu.be/jkAGVKOtguo
Record MIDI keys with iRig Pro I/O – https://youtu.be/TzZKfaVEYdo
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

Free AUDIO EDITOR for iPhone/iPad – Lexis Audio Editor

The Lexis Audio Editor is a free, full-featured audio editor for iOS which helps you edit and add effects to your audio files quickly and easily, right on your iPhone or iPad.

DOWNLOAD Lexis Audio Editor here:
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/lexis-audio-editor/id1259401721

In this video, I provide a complete guide to ALL the features available for FREE in Lexis Audio Editor, so you can get up and running with the amazing app.

In this video, we cover how to:
Rrecord a new audio file
Open an audio file
Share a file from another app
Navigate around the interface
Use the “in” and “out” markers
Fade in and fade out
Playback and loop audio
Access the settings and adjust audio format
Zoom in and out
Undo an action
Normalize audio (increase and level the volume)
Reverse audio
Adjust the speed of an audio file
Adjust the pitch of an audio file
Adjust the tempo of an audio file
Use the noise reduction effect
Use the compressor
Use the EQ/amplifier
Use the Echo effect
Use the Reverb effect
Use the Vocoder effect
Convert stereo/mono
Mute Left or Right channels
Add or overwrite with silence
Cut, copy, paste and delete
Share/export an audio file
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

Free STEREO WIDENER plugin for iOS (iPhone/iPad)

A stereo width plugin like JAX Stereo Tool can help you give you mix more depth by pushing the left and right channels wider, creating a feeling of more space in your track.

DOWNLOAD the plugin here:
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/jax-stereo-tool-au/id1473390302

In this video, I show you how to use the Stereo Tool plugin on a single track, as well as on a whole song, to add some width to you sounds on the iPhone or iPad.
== Related Videos ==

Free Limiter plugins for iOS (iPhone/iPad) – https://youtu.be/kzptb_8X-PQ
How to use Audio Unit extensions in iOS – https://youtu.be/0gqgaoX8Y_o
Best FREE plugins for iOS (iPhone/iPad) – https://youtu.be/-lLrVTkaQ_w
FREE EQ plugin for iOS – https://youtu.be/Tkzhhlt5nhs
Free Reberb & Chorus plugins for iOS – https://youtu.be/n4kQ_ECYdos
Free Compressor plugin for iOS – https://youtu.be/N4lHvV5EJRM
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

Free LIMITER plugin for iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Are you looking for a free AUv3 limiter plugin to use on your iPhone or iPad? !Make Louder is a great new limiter audio unit plugin, part of the JAX (Just an Extension) series and for the price ($0) is a great way to get some additional volume in your tracks.

A brick wall limiter is a compressor which allows you to increase the volume of a track or your whole mix, without clipping or distorting the signal, because the plugin “limits” the volume to 0db. You still need to use with caution however, as you can get unwanted “pumping” effects if you compress too much, which I demonstrate in this video.
== Related Videos ==

Best FREE plugins for iOS (iPhone/iPad) – https://youtu.be/-lLrVTkaQ_w
FREE EQ plugin for iOS – https://youtu.be/Tkzhhlt5nhs
Free Reberb & Chorus plugins for iOS – https://youtu.be/n4kQ_ECYdos
Free Compressor plugin for iOS – https://youtu.be/N4lHvV5EJRM

06:35 Change master volume using FX in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/0Wr3dTPy0RI
11:34 How to use merge in GarageBand iOS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fARig2fuytU&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56tIxtD1AHcq_Cte5u2wrRd
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

New demo song recorded in GarageBand on iPhone

New demo song recorded in GarageBand on iPhone
(Jump to 13:14 to hear the demo!)

In this video, I give you a first look at my new song in demo form, recorded 100% in GarageBand on my iPhone, and using all virtual instruments. Yes, not a guitar in sight!
== Related videos ==

Connect a USB keyboard/piano to an iPhone – https://youtu.be/LdVAG_LwjBw
How to view lyrics while recording in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/BHies2hXvZE
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

Pete Johns – (There’s No Such Thing as) College

== Related Videos ==

Create Realistic Drum Tracks – https://youtu.be/XyhcXjqPkiM
Record Rock Guitars – https://youtu.be/S96uCBEUWlU
Record Pro Sounding Vocals – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
Mixing a Full Song – https://youtu.be/8bnd3CfMFCU
== Lyrics ==

I watched a movie back in ’85
The kids were driven far away from home and they were left behind
What is this place why is everyone so strange
That crusty dean made them all declare a major

How is this real why are all these kids so drunk
Letterman jackets and a homecoming parade just makes no sense
Nerds and jocks and freaks and geeks and sororities
I think they just made it all up…

There’s no such thing as college
There’s no such thing as college
There’s no such thing as frat boys and glee clubs and it girls
There’s no such hint as college

The marching band, they were on the field
People watching 17 year olds play football like they give a damn
The head cheerleader gave an A
The campus radio were crossing live to some AV club teen

And as I sat I wondered why t hey have to lie to me so much
And then I realised that hey it’s just a movie (movie, movie)

There’s so such thing as college
There’s no such thing as college
There’s no such thing as frat boys and it girls and glee clubs
There’s no such thing as college

There’s no such thing as college

Frat boys and glee clubs and it girls and red cups and
Juniors and a Seniors and freshmen with majors
Football and hazing and dorm rooms and swim team
Baseball and preppies and beer pong and keggers and college
== Behind the Song ==

This is one of my personal favourite songs that I’ve written in the past four years. It is a style most reminiscent of the punk/grunge/pop songs I wrote 20+ years ago, using a very basic guitar, bass, drum formula.

The idea for the lyrics came from my love of 1980’s college comedy movies. Living in Australia, we only knew about college from what we saw in movies like “Revenge of the Nerds”, and it seemed quite crazy that things like fraternities, drinking parties and other general college shenanigans actually took place.

So in this song, I point out all the things that the movies told me about American college and how I’m sure they must have “just made it all up”. I even brought in a co-writer on this one, by way of texting my wife and asking her to tell me anything college related that I could include in the final chorus. (I think beer pong and keggers were all her!)

The recording process on this one was quite straightforward and actually pretty clearly documented in the videos above in the “related videos” section, where I show the creation of the drums (virtual drums), guitars, and vocals.
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Patreon – http://patreon.com/petejohns
Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – pete@studiolivetoday.com

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