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Best portable mic and guitar interface under $50 – Tascam iXZ

Check out the Tascam iXZ on Amazon here – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K
In Australia – https://djcity.com.au/product/tascam-ixz-ios-mic-guitar-interface/

Best portable mic and guitar interface under $50 – Tascam iXZ

If you have an iPhone or iPad with a headphone jack, and are looking for the most convenient way to connect a guitar or microphone, then the Tascam iXZ may be just what you are looking for.
The Tascam iXZ sports a combo jack for XLR and TS (1/4″) connections, allowing you to connect any microphone (including condenser microphones) as well as any guitar or instrument that uses a 1/4″ (6.35mm) TS plug.

The Tascam iXZ has phantom power to support condenser microphones, an input gain control to ensure you don’t clip your signal, and a headphone output so that you can overdub and multi-track guitars, vocals and other parts.

If you are looking for something with a super quiet signal and low noise floor, then a digital interface may be a better option – see my link to the Steinberg UR12 review below for my suggested digital interface.

For more audio goodness and my recommended list of gear, head over to http://studiolivetoday.com/gear
== Related Videos ==

Steinberg UR12 Overview – https://youtu.be/X6alx8P-39A
Affordable Mobile Studio Setup – https://youtu.be/z9TDMt0H2W4
Best audio interfaces for home recording – https://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM
Microphones and vocals – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Connecting USB keyboard to an iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/LdVAG_LwjBw
3 ways to connect an analog keyboard to iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/KxNC6MZ_rvo
Lightning to USB 3 adapter for iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/y2BomJoJwXU
Connect multiple USB devices to iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
How to connect USB devices to you iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
Best recording gear for iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ovXoBQtt4Pk
== 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

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Custom preset guitar amp tones in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Custom preset guitar amp tones in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I show you how to create and save custom guitar amp tones so that you can use these in other GarageBand iPhone and GarageBand iPad projects.

The amp simulator in GarageBand is awesome and has a heap of settings and stomp box/pedals to add and tweak, so the ability to save your custom settings and use them later is a great feature.

Simply select a tone to start with and then change out the amp, change settings on the amp and add or remove stomp boxes to create your own unique sound, then save this as a custom preset to use on future projects in GarageBand iOS.
== Related Videos ==

Record rock guitars in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/S96uCBEUWlU
Better touch guitar sounds in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/qGpRtg88nm8
== 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

Best headphones for the home studio under $100

Check out these headphones on Amazon:
Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2MQ0uX8

Best headphones for the home studio under $100

In this video, I show you my recommendation for a the best monitor headphones for the home studio or mobile studio.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro are closed back studio monitor headphones that are great for tracking vocals and instruments, mixing and mastering your tracks.

The headphones include some high quality features, like
– A removable 3.5mm to 6.35mm (1/8″ to 1/4″) adapter
– Coiled cable to prevent pulling out and damaging equipment
– Soft padded earpieces that cover the whole ear (closed back)
– Adjustable head band and ear cups for comfort and flexibility

Head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com for more audio goodness.
== Related Videos ==

Tips for mixing on headphones – https://youtu.be/4DCHRdQ6y_s
Steinberg UR12 Overview – https://youtu.be/X6alx8P-39A
Affordable Mobile Studio Setup – https://youtu.be/z9TDMt0H2W4
Best audio interfaces for home recording – https://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM
Microphones and vocals – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
== 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

Best microphones for the home studio under $100

Check out this microphone pack on Amazon:
MXL 550/551 Condenser Microphone Pack – https://amzn.to/2Jq2Skg

Best microphones for the home studio under $100

In this video, I show you my recommendation for a good quality, affordable studio condenser microphone that will help you get quality recordings in the home studio or mobile studio.

The MXL 550 and MXL 551 microphones come together in their own hard case, and include the mic clips and adapters in the box, so all you need is an XLR cable and an interface, and you’ll be recording quality sounds.

Like all condenser microphones, the MXL 550 and MXL 551 require 48v of phantom power, which is supplied by almost all modern interfaces, including the Steinberg UR12 I recently reviewed – https://youtu.be/X6alx8P-39A

Want to hear what sort of sounds you can produce with these microphones? Check out some tracks from my album here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa578rYH0HKaLMnVK0N7k6Mh0

Head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com for more audio goodness.
== Related Videos ==

Steinberg UR12 Overview – https://youtu.be/X6alx8P-39A
Best audio interfaces for home recording – https://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM
Lightning to USB adapters – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
Connect multiple USB devices to iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
Microphones and vocals – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
== 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

Best USB Audio Interfaces under $100

NOTE: These prices were current as of November 25th, 2018 for customers in the US.

Check out these Steinberg USB Audio Interfaces on Amazon:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2P0jRfZ
Steinberg UR22mkII Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2S9QgTe

Best USB Audio Interfaces under $100.

In this video, I take you through my favourite USB Audio Interfaces, the Steinberg UR12 and UR22mkII.

If you are getting serious about your home or mobile recording, then a USB audio interface is a great investment to get the best quality sound from you microphones, guitars and other audio source.

An audio interface enables you to connect to your PC, Mac or iPhone/iPad (using the lightning to USB adapter) via USB to record your microphones and other audio sources in much better quality than the standard microphone or line in jacks on your computer or mobile device.

The Steinberg UR12 and Steinberg UR22mkII are a great option, an deliver:
• Quality D-Pre preamps – low noise floor and great clarity
• Excellent built quality – they are built like tanks
• Multiple power options – ability to power via USB bus or a 5v DC connection (like a mobile powerbank)
• Great reliability – class compliant for “plug and play” compatibility across all devices

Head on over to http://studiolivetoday.com for more audio goodness.
== Related Videos ==

Steinberg UR12 Overview – https://youtu.be/4l-v0iuJt7o
Best audio interfaces for home recording – https://youtu.be/7QOXjfB1ExM
Lightning to USB adapters – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
Connect multiple USB devices to iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
Microphones and vocals – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
== 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 layer beats in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

How to layer beats in GarageBand iOS (iPhone/iPad)

In this video, I show you how to use multiple beat sequencer tracks to create a unique and original beat in GarageBand iPhone or GarageBand iPad.

The beat sequencer is a quick way to get a cool beat for your track, and by layering multiple beat sequencer tracks, you can achieve an ever cooler sound.
== Related Videos ==

Beat Sequencer in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/6hkIZgbBlpo
== 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