Audio Recorder – Recording Using Microphone in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #29

In this video, I take a look at how to record external sounds and instruments using the Audio Recorder in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:

1. Selecting the audio recorder
2. Changing the preset
3. Setting the input level
4. Adding inter-app audio
5. Setting monitoring on and off
6. Setting the noise gate
7. Adjusting basic controls
8. Accessing the mixer
9. Track settings
10. Adjusting volume and pan
11. Mute and solo
12. Adjusting basic plug-ins & EQ
13. Accessing detailed plug-ins and EQ
14. Adjusting master effects
15. Recording audio
16. Editing audio

Related Videos:
Editing (Part 1) – https://youtu.be/t2G4UahGDIY
Editing (Part 2) – https://youtu.be/0MbDGVQFJvc
Editing (Part 3) – https://youtu.be/VFljgdUfN5o
Plug-ins – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Visual EQ – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
Echo/Delay – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI
Reverb – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64
Compression – https://youtu.be/aKlH1XerG1c

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GarageBand iOS Quick Jams – Complete Tutorial List

We are more than 30 episodes in to the GarageBand iOS Quick Jams series, where in 2-3 minutes (and sometimes a wee bit longer) I take you through the basics of a function in GarageBand iOS.

You can watch the entire series by heading over to the playlist on the Studio Live Today channel, and to make things even more convenient, I have created a list below.

Bookmark this page for a quick reference to all these tutorials to help you create more and better music in GarageBand on iPhone or iPad.

GarageBand iOS Quick Jams – Complete List:

  1. Keyboard – https://youtu.be/Pp2yx0bREIA
  2. Metronome – https://youtu.be/i1yfmjEOdjM
  3. Drums – https://youtu.be/xacW9C5jloI
  4. Guitar (Touch) – https://youtu.be/WmHav6yxgBc
  5. Bass (Touch) – https://youtu.be/rr9S3fDW5go
  6. Strings – https://youtu.be/ZQUJfRS06dI
  7. Synths – https://youtu.be/aQjlx50aCwI
  8. Sampler – https://youtu.be/hMzDgdxh27M
  9. Loops – https://youtu.be/gKYh0wUIKCo
  10. Alchemy Synth – https://youtu.be/BWU-UfjUdBE
  11. Editing (Pt 1) – Basics – https://youtu.be/t2G4UahGDIY
  12. Editing (Pt 2) – Settings – https://youtu.be/0MbDGVQFJvc
  13. Editing (Pt 3) – MIDI Note Editing – https://youtu.be/VFljgdUfN5o
  14. Plug-ins – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
  15. Visual EQ – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
  16. Echo/Delay – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI
  17. Reverb – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64
  18. Compression – https://youtu.be/aKlH1XerG1c
  19. Edit Chords – https://youtu.be/VpqMOpRNh7M
  20. Quantization – https://youtu.be/2s_wGHVi8kg
  21. Pipa (World Instrument) – https://youtu.be/27mW3Nne5OQ
  22. Guzheng (World Instrument) – https://youtu.be/_98RSVrr6_s
  23. Erhu (World Instrument) – https://youtu.be/nQhCQOkS2ig
  24. Koto (World Instrument) – https://youtu.be/w85TZxx0WKA
  25. Import Audio Files – https://youtu.be/acbgMQGOQfY
  26. Smart Drums – https://youtu.be/bR6i2BvF8Qc
  27. Drummer  – https://youtu.be/ZPc0jTVHgTA
  28. Beat Sequencer – https://youtu.be/6hkIZgbBlpo
  29. Audio Recorder – https://youtu.be/liDJ6TMmcUc
  30. Brass, Wind & More – https://youtu.be/q50XavZN8rM
  31. Time Signatures – https://youtu.be/liDJ6TMmcUc

Song Sections in GarageBand iOS – Using Loops (iPhone/iPad)

What are song sections, how do you use song sections and WHY should you use them in your next track?

Covered in this video:

1. Accessing the song sections
2. Creating a track without using song sections
3. Adding new sections
4. Adding loops
5. Deleting sections
6. Duplicating sections
7. Changing the order of sections

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Beat Sequencer – Create Beats with Step Sequencer in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #28

In this video, I finally get around to learning the beat sequencer so I can pass the knowledge on to you amazing folks! This is a longer quick jam, so strap in!

Covered in this video:

1. Selecting Beat Sequencer
2. Selecting drum kit type
3. Using a template
4. Turning the sequencer on and off
5. Adding a random beat pattern
6. Pattern Settings – adjusting pattern length
7. Pattern Settings – setting step length
8. Pattern Settings – setting playback mode (direction)
9. Pattern Settings – setting swing
10. Creating a blank template
11. Adding and removing steps
12. Scrolling up and down
13. Adding a new kit piece
14. Adjusting velocity
15. Adjusting repeat Settings
16. Adjusting chance to randomise beats
17. Adjusting loop start/end
18. Recording a beat
19. Editing beats
20. Saving a custom pattern

Related Videos
– Editing (Part 1) – https://youtu.be/t2G4UahGDIY
– Editing (Part 2) – https://youtu.be/0MbDGVQFJvc
– Editing (Part 3) – https://youtu.be/VFljgdUfN5o

For more tips, tricks and videos, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and comments along the way and helped me develop this song.

Looking to support me? Take a look at my artist pages and stream a few tracks on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes or Google Play. And check out my Facebook page for additional content and music videos.

Drummer – Easy Virtual Drums in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #27

In this video I take a look at the amazing Drummer instrument in GarageBand iOS and how to easily add drum tracks to a song.

Covered in this video:

1. Selecting Drummer
2. Choosing a Drummer
3. Adding new Drummers from the Sound Library
4. Playing a Drummer pattern
5. Using the Loud/Soft and Simple/Complex sliders
6. Adding a swing feel
7. Changing drum presets
8. Adding a percussion item
9. Selecting cymbals or toms
10. Kick, snare and hi-hat settings
11. Adjusting fill frequency
12. Adjusting percussion, toms and kick/snare patterns

For more tips, tricks and videos, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and comments along the way and helped me develop this song.

Looking to support me? Take a look at my artist pages and stream a few tracks on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes or Google Play. And check out my Facebook page for additional content and music videos.

Writing, Recording, Mixing and Releasing a Song in One Month using GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone)

On March 1st, 2018 (my 38th birthday coincidentally), I set out to complete a challenge where I would write, record, mix, master and release a complete song by the 31st of the month.

Here we are in April and I’m happy to say that my latest single “For the Birds” is done and available to stream right now on Spotify, Google Play and Soundcloud.

If you would like to watch the series and see the song unfold, catch up with the complete series playlist on my YouTube channel.

Alternatively, you can dive in to individual episodes in the list below:

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and comments along the way and helped me develop this song.

 

Looking to support me? Take a look at my artist pages and stream a few tracks on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes or Google Play. And check out my Facebook page for additional content and music videos.

Releasing a Song – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and More – Complete-a-Song – Episode 16

UPDATE – April 3, 2018. “For The Birds” is now available for streaming on Spotify, Google Play and Soundcloud. Apple Music/iTunes link to be added once available.

New here? Catch up on the whole series from episode 1!

In this video, I show how I release my music to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, iTunes and 100s of other streaming platforms in just a few minutes, using distrokid.com.

Use my VIP link to sign up to Distrokid – you’ll get 7% discount and they’ll break off a chunk to send my way, so you get cheaper distribution AND you’ll be helping me continue to create content here on the channel.

Covered in this video:
– Logging in to Distrokid
– Adding track information
– Uploading cover art
– Uploading an audio file
– Viewing uploaded albums and songs
– Information about the service, how long it takes, and how you know your music is uploaded.

Pete Johns Music Artist Pages:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/4bUAunakbLWFz1QphlIjaW
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/m/Anwxhfzuh2mtjftm2g2nm4gqlxy?t=Pete_Johns
iTunes/Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/artist/pete-johns/id504417100
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDNUQ3n8bnwTYazCFILRnQJb-bGanA0Fs
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic

Catch up on the whole series in the links below:

Episode 1 is here – https://youtu.be/jLBNkuQaTHY
Episode 2 is here – https://youtu.be/0KXwe4qm4S8
Episode 3 is here – https://youtu.be/BJY4cZvKpcs
Episode 4 is here – https://youtu.be/5y6Ikr_MRbM
Episode 5 is here – https://youtu.be/DcZwah3O4nE
Episode 6 is here – https://youtu.be/lnDQVDoXqnI
Episode 7 is here – https://youtu.be/QdqhX2eK9Rw
Episode 8 is here – https://youtu.be/asWwOu5PpJU
Episode 9 is here – https://youtu.be/MngSXoVVMBY
Episode 10 is here – https://youtu.be/Cv-uf22BGJg
Episode 11 is here – https://youtu.be/0C2rHigBqi4
Episode 12 is here – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Episode 13 is here – https://youtu.be/UYZFIxcWu_4
Episode 14 is here – https://youtu.be/eOlKk-W4-cw
Episode 15 is here – https://youtu.be/_KmHiTSJf9U

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