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Distortion Effect in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #40

In this quick tip tutorial video I show you how to use the distortion effect in GarageBand iOS on the iPhone or iPad to give you guitars some additional grit and crunch.

Covered in this video:
1. What is the distortion effect?
2. Adjusting the drive settings
3. Adjusting the tone
4. Adjusting the output gain
5. Using distortion on an electric guitar
6. Using distortion on a bass guitar

Check out the complete GarageBand Quick Jams series here:

= Related Videos =
Overdrive in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/qAlXdND62fM
Bitcrusher in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/k07tWfByJWE
Plug-ins in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Visual EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
Use FX to Remix Tracks in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Bg0FHdACzRs
Reverb in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64
Echo & Delay in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI

For more tips, tricks and tutorials, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com.
== Pete’s Recording and Video Gear ==

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

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 UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

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

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

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

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.
== 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

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USB Microphone Review – Samson Meteor USB Studio Condenser

A good quality USB condenser microphone is a great addition to any home studio and is a simple option for streaming and recording.

The Samson Meteor is my latest microphone purchase and my first impression is that this is a very versatile, well built and great sounding mic.

This video was recorded with my iPhone 6S and the Samson Meteor so is can take a listen to the audio quality, and there may even be a quick performance at the end of the video to put it through its paces with some acoustic guitar and vocals!

Check out the Meteor on Amazon here –

 

== Related Videos ==

Microphones and Vocal Recording – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Recording Gear Used to Record My Album – https://youtu.be/ovXoBQtt4Pk
Record Pro Sounding Vocals in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/XqS7FX7bWn8
5 x Vocal Recording Tips – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag

 

== Pete’s Recording and Video Gear ==

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

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 UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

 

Headphones:

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

 

Apple Gear:

Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

 

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

 

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.

 

== 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

Apple Cancel the App Store Affiliate Program

In this video, I talk through the recent decision by Apple to cancel the affiliate program for apps and in-app purchases in the App Store.

Apple’s App Store was launched in July 2008 and over the last ten years has seen amazing growth in sales of apps and revenue generated for Apple and app creators.

The affiliate program was originally launched to help drive additional app sales, and offered those making referrals, such as app reviewers, a 7% commission for successful referrals. In recent times, this has been cut to just 2.5%, and now with the most recent announcement, the program will be cancelled entirely in October this year.

Should Apple be continuing to support the community of creators who have helped them drive so many app sales? Is this just a reality of the changing landscape and “big business”?

Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

Chorus Effect in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #39

In this quick tip tutorial video I show you how to use the chorus effect in GarageBand iOS on iPad and iPhone to spice up your guitars, bass and even vocals.

The chorus effect creates a “wavering” sound by adding a second tone almost identical to the original sound. You can use the settings of “mix”, “intensity” and “rate” to create a balanced and effective sound.

Covered in this video:
1. What is the chorus effect?
2. How and when would you use a chorus effect?
3. Adjusting the “mix” setting
4. Dialling in the “intensity”
5. Changing the “rate” of the chorus
6. Example using a distorted electric guitar
7. Example using a bass guitar (Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” is a famour example of this)
8. Example using vocals (with limited success)

Check out the complete GarageBand Quick Jams series here:

= Related Videos =
Bitcrusher in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/k07tWfByJWE
Plug-ins in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Visual EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
Use FX to Remix Tracks in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Bg0FHdACzRs
Reverb in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64
Echo & Delay in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI

For more tips, tricks and tutorials, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com.
== Pete’s Recording and Video Gear ==

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

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 UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

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

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

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

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.
== 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

Bitcrusher Effect in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad) – Quick Jam #38

In this quick tip tutorial video I show you how to use the bitcrusher effect in GarageBand iOS on iPad and iPhone.

The bitcrusher effect allows you to control the bitrate (resolution) of the audio, as well as the sample rate (through downsampling). This creates a lo-fi, distorted, “old school” sound that can be a great addition to some tracks.

Covered in this video:
1. What is the bitcrusher effect
2. Adjusting the resolution (bitrate)
3. Adjusting the downsampling (sample rate)
4. Using a bitcrusher effect on guitar
5. Using a bitcrusher effect on vocals

Check out the complete GarageBand Quick Jams series here:

= Related Videos =
Plug-ins in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/mN50UXpgFic
Visual EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/wUtsnmHZDDo
Use FX to Remix Tracks in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/Bg0FHdACzRs
Reverb in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/noDT5pSuV64
Echo & Delay in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/JtqTD22QUrI

For more tips, tricks and tutorials, head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com.
== Pete’s Recording and Video Gear ==

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

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 UR44 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2LllGTV
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2mm3IWo
Tascam iXZ Interface – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K

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

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

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

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.
== 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

5 x Lessons from recording, mixing and mastering a complete album

My album “Self(ish) Aware” is now officially released!

Apple Music/iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/album/self-ish-aware/1420640171
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1BHD0J8ljAdVy8xIwgzyqp
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/m/B7eeuv6k3ugjvn4tzasp2dzmgsm?t=Selfish_Aware_-_Pete_Johns

In this video, I reflect upon the process and provide the five biggest lessons I learned during the recording, mixing and mastering process.

My five tips in no particular order are:
1. Time management
2. Gear Acquisition syndrome
3. Lower is better
4. Keep it simple
5. Sing/play/create like nobody is watching

Welcome to my “Releasing an Album” video series, where I will be taking the songs I have recorded, many documented right here on the channel, and completing a final mix and master process before releasing my new album on August 1st, 2018.

Along the way, I will be showing you some of the processes I go through to review the tracks, adjust the mixes where necessary, complete the mastering process, design album artwork, release the album and finally promote and share the end product.

== Related Videos ==

5 x Tips to Make More Music – https://youtu.be/73ODvuatOpo
Pete Johns – Anxiety – https://youtu.be/lpUDj92dTXA
The early days – https://youtu.be/OskWtYDQHPc
== Recording Gear Links ==

Interested in the gear I used to record these songs?

Audio Interfaces:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2K1VvVq

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

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

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

USB MIDI Keyboard:
M-Audio Keystation 49 II – https://amzn.to/2McDfWH
== 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

Recording gear used to record my album in GarageBand iOS

My album “Self(ish) Aware” is now officially released!

Apple Music/iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/album/self-ish-aware/1420640171
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1BHD0J8ljAdVy8xIwgzyqp
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/m/B7eeuv6k3ugjvn4tzasp2dzmgsm?t=Selfish_Aware_-_Pete_Johns

In this video, I take you behind the scenes for a look at all the recording gear I used to record the album, including microphones, audio interfaces, headphones and more.

Welcome to my “Releasing an Album” video series, where I will be taking the songs I have recorded, many documented right here on the channel, and completing a final mix and master process before releasing my new album on August 1st, 2018.

Along the way, I will be showing you some of the processes I go through to review the tracks, adjust the mixes where necessary, complete the mastering process, design album artwork, release the album and finally promote and share the end product.
== Recording Gear Links ==

Interested in the gear I used to record these songs?

Audio Interfaces:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2K1VvVq

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

Apple Gear:
Apple Lightning to USB Adapter – https://amzn.to/2tv1ebn

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

USB MIDI Keyboard:
M-Audio Keystation 49 II – https://amzn.to/2McDfWH
== 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