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JBL Endurance Run headphones – One week review

Pick up a pair of JBL Endurance Run headphones here – https://amzn.to/2CdHFtV

JBL Endurance Run headphones – Review after one week

Just over a week ago I took a first look at the JBL Endurance Run headphones, and now I’m back to let you know what I think after using these headphones.

The verdict? These are some of the best value headphones I’ve come across, with great quality audio, excellent built-in mic (you can hear the audio quality in this video), and unique but comfortable ear pieces.

If you’re in the market for some affordable earbuds, these are definitely a great option.
== Product Links ==

JBL Endurance Run – https://amzn.to/2CdHFtV
JBL Inspire 300 – https://amzn.to/2pP9SQv

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.
== Related Videos ==

JBL Endurance Run headphones – first look – https://youtu.be/iR4fkcI1e1U
Mixing on headphones – https://youtu.be/4DCHRdQ6y_s
Mixing on iPhone – https://youtu.be/-TvUA4n0UOw
== 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
== Web & Social ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
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How to use Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone)

How to use Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone).

Yes, we do have some brass instruments here in GarageBand iPad and GarageBand iPhone, but they can be a little hard to find.

In this video, I show you how to find and use the brass ensemble and the French horn in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:
1. Accessing the plug-ins and EQ section
2. Adding a new plug-in to an empty slot
3. Selecting the Audio Unit Extensions
4. Selecting an Audio Unit plug-in
5. Accessing the AU plug-in interface
6. Difference between Audio Units and Inter-App Audio

Check out the complete GarageBand Quick Jams series here:

== Related Videos ==

Using Apple’s Audio Unit Plug-ins – https://youtu.be/iFgTDZoXj54
Add, Remove and change Plug-ins – https://youtu.be/bOxS133qlGQ
Plug-ins in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Limiter for iOS – FAC Maxima – https://youtu.be/r2H-Z8cAqqw
== 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 ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
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Email – studiolivetoday@gmail.com

Limiter for iPhone – FAC Maxima First Look (GarageBand iOS)

Limiter for iPhone – FAC Maxima First Look (GarageBand iOS).

The number one plug-in that is missing for GarageaBand iPhone and GarageBand iPad is a decent limiter. Compression and EQ can really help, but a limiter can take it to the next level and give your tracks that boost in gain and presence, without losing the quality you have worked hard to achieve.

FAC Maxima is an Audio Unit plug-in by Fred Anton Corvest that aims to fill this gap and provide a limiter solution for iOS. And the great thing is that unlike mastering apps like Final Touch, the plug-in can be used via Audio Units (AU) on iPad and iPhone, making it super versatile.

In this video, I take a “first look” at the plugin but using it on individual tracks (drums, vocals, guitars) in my recent song, and in a future video, I will be using it as a mastering plug-in on a master track to put it through its paces.
== Related Videos ==

Mastering songs in Final Touch iOS – https://youtu.be/XRtrDB8aQC0
Mastering in GarageaBand iOS – EQ and Limiting – https://youtu.be/_KmHiTSJf9U
Comparing a mixed and mastered track – https://youtu.be/QorsuBk-III
Mixing a full song in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/8bnd3CfMFCU
Apple’s Audio Unit plug-ins – https://youtu.be/iFgTDZoXj54
== 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 ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
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How to release your first song – feat. Maffeys Garden

How to release your first song – feat. Maffeys Garden

In this video, I tell you the story of Matt from Maffeys Garden. Matt’s tale is a familiar one. He played in bands “back in the day” and loves his music, but life, work and family have meant that music has taken a back seat.

Well, Matt is back in to music and is not only creating and recording, but has just RELEASED his first single to Spotify, Apple Music and all the rest using DistroKid.

Check out Matt’s channel on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7NMcwcA-FrDpZbm6NgluQQ
== Related Videos ==

Matt’s videos:
How I record songs in GarageBand – https://youtu.be/5EHQZFSWkqE
Releasing my first song – https://youtu.be/TWehQFsku58
I’ve released a song – https://youtu.be/rlu92b0stzc

Pete’s videos:
Releasing a song using DistroKid – https://youtu.be/kmREQ1YU4qg
DistroKid Deep Dive – https://youtu.be/fNN8QiSLX1g
10 x Reasons to Release YOUR Music Online – https://youtu.be/8i0Xu1qUqJo
5 x Tips to records more music – https://youtu.be/73ODvuatOpo
Everyone starts at zero – https://youtu.be/BP0Yd7Qdot8

== 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 ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
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Email – studiolivetoday@gmail.com

Work/Life/Music Balance – Tips for balancing music and a busy life

Work/Life/Music Balance – Tips for balancing music and a busy life.

Are you trying to create music but finding it hard to balance work, family, friends and other life commitments?

It’s a challenge that many of us part-time musicians face, and in this video I give you some of the tips that I have used to make sure I can still create, record and release music while maintaining a balanced life.
== Related Videos ==

Procrastination in music – 5 tips to help you create – https://youtu.be/pU6BONPqAzA
The 3 key stages to finishing and sharing your music – https://youtu.be/vCsdm9lxVnE
Everyone starts at zero – share your music now – https://youtu.be/BP0Yd7Qdot8
Five tips to make more music – https://youtu.be/73ODvuatOpo
== 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 ==

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

How to use brass instruments in GarageBand on iPhone

How to use brass instruments in GarageBand on iPhone

Yes, we do have some brass instruments here in GarageBand iPad and GarageBand iPhone, but they can be a little hard to find.

In this video, I show you how to find and use the brass ensemble and the French horn in GarageBand iOS.

Covered in this video:
1. Selecting the brass instruments
2. Using the brass ensemble
3. Using the French horn
4. Adjusting the instrument settings
5. Using Visual EQ to change the sound

Check out the complete GarageBand Quick Jams series here:

== 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 ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
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Email – studiolivetoday@gmail.com

How to create a banjo (like) sound in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone)

How to create a banjo (like) sound in GarageBand iOS (iPad/iPhone).

The Alchemy Synth is great for more than just amazing synth sounds, it can actually be used to create some pretty solid recreations of some more traditional instrument sounds as well.

Here’s how to create a banjo (like) sound in GarageBand iOS using the Alchemy Synth.

Note – Alchemy Synth is only available on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and more recent devices.

Instructions:
1. Make sure you have the “Gozadera Latina” sound pack installed in the Sound Library
2. Create a new Alchemy Synth track
3. Select the “Bright Plucked String” under “Arpeggiated”
4. Set “delay” to 0
5. Set “reverb” to 0
6. Set “cutoff” to Max
7. Set “resonance” to 0
8. Set “polarity” to Max
9. Set “click” to about 1/4
10. Set right side X/Y matrix to bottom left
11. Use Visual EQ to boost midrange at 1k
12. Use Visual EQ to boost treble at 5k
13. Add Echo and Reverb on Master effects
== Related Videos ==

Vinyl Record Effect using Alchemy Synth – https://youtu.be/VPmLqgYX3W4
Alchemy Synth in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/BWU-UfjUdBE
== 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 ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
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