Can you force creativity in music?

Can you force creativity in music?

You know the feeling. You know that you SHOULD finish that song, but energy levels are low, motivation is non-existent, and all you really want to do is sit on the couch and play video games or binge on that TV show that you’re really in to right now.

So the question is… should you force creativity? Or is it better to step back and recharge?

Let me know what you think and how you manage this situation.

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Pete’s Musical Rants – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU6BONPqAzA&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56MF1Qr38M_5ldz5bwMrfEH
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How to save custom preset sounds in GarageBand iOS

How to save custom preset sounds in GarageBand iOS (GarageBand iPhone and GarageBand iPad)

GarageBand on the iPad and the iPhone may have thousands of sounds already, but sometimes you want to customize a sound even more by tweaking the settings and adjusting parameters.

Well, there is a way to take those tweaks and save the settings so that you can use your own customised sound presets in other projects.

Keyboards, guitars, amp sims, audio recorder tracks and many more types of sounds have the ability to change settings, adjust effects and really make the sounds exactly what you want, and in this video I show you how to do these adjustments and then save your custom sounds to use in the future.

You can also share your custom settings across devices by sharing your project using iCloud Drive.
== Related Videos ==

Alchemy Synth in GaragBand iOS – https://youtu.be/BWU-UfjUdBE
Files in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/HBM6pb5AvoY
Copy Files to iCloud Drive -https://youtu.be/dSb7Sgv1MSM

GarageBand Quick Jams Series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56UTlzOg6CYtASLqyEeAaKi
== Pete Recommends ==

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
== Pete’s Recording and Video 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.

Interested in the gear I use to record music and create videos?

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2wg871F
Apple Lightning to USB 3 Adapter – https://amzn.to/2wnyqmL

Cameras:
Canon Rebel T5i/700D – https://amzn.to/2Ns0xrI
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam – https://amzn.to/2NZZmRc

Audio Interfaces:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2K1VvVq
Steinberg UR22mkII Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2PnaPeB
Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

Mixer:
Samson MixPad MXP124FX – https://amzn.to/2PgwMvK

Headphones:
Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2MQ0uX8
Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2JpRlld

Microphones:
Samson C01 Condenser Microphone – https://amzn.to/2luUzuf
MXL 550/551 Condenser Microphone Pack – https://amzn.to/2Jq2Skg
Shure SM-57 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2NSgoRp
Audio Technica AE3300 Condenser Microphone – https://amzn.to/2uHvz82
AKG D5 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2uJSWO8
AKG D40 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2NCNfsq
Samson Meteor USB Microphone – https://amzn.to/2MbK3XJ

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M-Audio Keystation 49 II – https://amzn.to/2vN5B3E

XLR Cable:
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How to create a vocal double in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to create vocal doubles in GarageBand iOS.

If your vocals are sounding thing and not punching through your mix, then vocal doubling is a technique you should consider.

Doubling is the process of recording a “double” of a lead vocal, singing as close to the original version as possible, and then blending then second track in to the mix with your lead vocal. This effect “thickens” the sounds and can help create additional texture to make your vocal mix pop.

Doubling is also known as “double tracking”, and some producers will even use a triple or more vocals to really fatten up the vocal mix.

Do you have any tips or tricks for getting a good vocal double sound in your mixes? Let me know!
== Related Videos ==

How to comp vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/XM2PKVpYrmw
Record pro sounding vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
Multi-track recording in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/eRh8EC4gCas
How to mix vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/ccn6hzAwIe8
How to sing and record better vocals in the home studio – https://youtu.be/2E4NcolJ0rE

Editing in GarageBand – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56sNYGISy5Iddo7ZTI5b4w-
GarageBand Quick Jams Series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56UTlzOg6CYtASLqyEeAaKi
== Pete Recommends ==

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
== Pete’s Recording and Video 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.

Interested in the gear I use to record music and create videos?

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2wg871F
Apple Lightning to USB 3 Adapter – https://amzn.to/2wnyqmL

Cameras:
Canon Rebel T5i/700D – https://amzn.to/2Ns0xrI
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam – https://amzn.to/2NZZmRc

Audio Interfaces:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2K1VvVq
Steinberg UR22mkII Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2PnaPeB
Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

Mixer:
Samson MixPad MXP124FX – https://amzn.to/2PgwMvK

Headphones:
Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2MQ0uX8
Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2JpRlld

Microphones:
Samson C01 Condenser Microphone – https://amzn.to/2luUzuf
MXL 550/551 Condenser Microphone Pack – https://amzn.to/2Jq2Skg
Shure SM-57 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2NSgoRp
Audio Technica AE3300 Condenser Microphone – https://amzn.to/2uHvz82
AKG D5 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2uJSWO8
AKG D40 Dynamic Microphone – https://amzn.to/2NCNfsq
Samson Meteor USB Microphone – https://amzn.to/2MbK3XJ

MIDI Keyboard Interfaces:
M-Audio Keystation 49 II – https://amzn.to/2vN5B3E

XLR Cable:
GLS Audio 12ft Mic Cable Patch Cord – https://amzn.to/2uB6Xh2

Powerbank Battery:
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Pop Filters:
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How to change the order of plug-ins in GarageBand iOS

How to change the order of plug-ins in GarageBand iOS.

Plug-ins, effects and EQ are a fantastic way to bring your track to life in GarageBand iPad and GarageBand iPhone, but did you know that you can also change the order in which effects are actually processed?

In this video, I show you how and let you know why you might want to change the order of your effects to get a different sound.
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Use FX Track to EQ – https://youtu.be/8A3Drb8-X6o
Plug-ins and Effects in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Plug-ins and EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/OrkJ1oBKNXI
Powerful mixing effects in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/ZF8vAsOE3hE
GarageBand Quick Jams Series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56UTlzOg6CYtASLqyEeAaKi

How to mix a song on your iPhone using GarageBand iOS

How to mix a song on your iPhone using GarageBand iOS

Mixing is the process of taking your recorded song and balancing the volume, and adding effects and EQ, to generate a final “mix” of your track, ready for mastering.

In this video, I show you how I mix tracks right on my iPhone, including:
– Using the FX track as a master volume and EQ track
– Using master reverb and master echo
– Adjusting track effects
– Using EQ to enhance or reduce some frequencies
– Using a compressor to balance the volume on vocals
– Automating volume using volume automation
– And much more!

Watch to the end to take a listen to the current version of the mix after all of these changes.

How to edit songs in GarageBand iOS – 3 tips

How to edit songs in GarageBand iOS – 3 tips

Before you start mixing your songs in GarageBand iPad or GarageBand iPhone, there is one more step that can really improve your workflow and make your mix easier – and that is editing.

Editing is the process of cleaning up your audio tracks, including fixing timing of notes, removing background noise and unneeded parts of tracks and even getting your track volumes normalized to make the mixing process even easier.

In this video I take you through the three tips I use most when editing in GarageBand iOS:
1. Removing noise at the start and end of tracks
2. Using the “merge” function to normalize the volume of tracks
3. Editing the timing of notes

How to “comp” vocals in GarageBand iOS (combine multiple vocal takes)

How to “comp” vocal tracks by combining multiple takes in GarageBand iOS

If, like me, sometimes you find it hard to get one vocal take that you’re completely happy with, then the process of “comping” might be a good option.

A vocal “comp” is made by compiling multiple takes in to one track so you can take the best parts of each take together in to one polished final vocal.

GarageBand does also have a multi-take recording (https://youtu.be/IuGX6pY4r8k) option which you can experiment with, however I prefer to use the method I show in this video as I find it simpler.
== Related Videos ==

Multi-take recording in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/IuGX6pY4r8k
Normalize volume in GarageBand iOS using merge – https://youtu.be/fARig2fuytU
How to recover from a bad recording session – https://youtu.be/mpzoGiX6vyU

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