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GarageBand iOS Explained®

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Chapter 1: Playing & Recording Touch Instruments

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    Overview (3:45)


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    The User Interface (3:38)


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    The Keyboard Instrument (7:28)


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    Recording a Touch Instrument (4:08)


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    Quantizing (4:03)


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    Drums (4:39)


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    Audio Recorder (5:58)


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    Sampler (6:18)


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    Editing Notes in Regions (7:05)


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    Smart Guitar (5:33)


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    Guitar Amp (5:13)


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    Smart Keyboards (6:30)


Chapter 2: Building an Arrangement

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    Working with Multiple Songs (4:45)


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    Smart Drums (4:57)


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    Smart Bass (4:52)


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    Adding Custom Chords (3:47)


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    Smart Strings (6:50)


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    Apple Loops (5:01)


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    Editing in Tracks View (6:41)


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    Thickening the Arrangement (4:38)


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    Working with Song Sections (6:23)


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    Finalizing & Sharing Your Music (6:00)


Apple's GarageBand for iOS is far and away the most popular music creation app on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and Apple DAW expert Eli Krantzberg shows you how to get the most out of it! Eli will teach you How to Record, Mix, and Share your own songs using nothing but your iOS device.

The first category of videos, Playing & Recording Touch Instruments, gives an overview of what GarageBand for iOS can offer. Eli guides you around the User Interface, its Windows and Instruments, and then dives into how to Record and Quantize (correct the timing) of your tracks.

Moving on, you'll see How to Build an Arrangement, Work with Multiple Songs, Smart Instruments, and How to Add Custom Chords and Apple Loops. That leads to a examples of Editing and Thickening Your Arrangement, and How to Work with Song Sections. The series then wraps up with explaining How to Add the Finishing Touches to your Project and share it.

If you've ever wanted to go from tapping out your musical ideas on your iPhone or iPad to finishing a song and sharing it with the world, don't miss "GarageBand iOS Explained!"


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topcop
Submitted 2 years ago

very informative

helpful guide

I am a: Beginner, Semi-Pro, Professional, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility

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Daleg
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent tutorial.

There are a lot of iPad-specific tricks that are useful, and as a general introduction, it's enough to get you using the app more efficiently.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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Michael C
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent tutotial!!

Have been a GB user for a while but really needed to get my head around the IOS GB. This explained everything! Ready to work on IPAD now!!

I am a: Professional, Musician

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jstar
Submitted 3 years ago

Great starter guide!!!

We found this online a few days and and bought it right away. My husband and I spent the afternoon watching all the videos. What a great starter guide. We no longer feel like fish out of water. We are now diving in and recording.

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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GarageBand iOS Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very informative helpful guide
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial. There are a lot of iPad-specific tricks that are useful, and as a general introduction, it's enough to get you using the app more efficiently.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutotial!! Have been a GB user for a while but really needed to get my head around the IOS GB. This explained everything! Ready to work on IPAD now!!
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great starter guide!!! We found this online a few days and and bought it right away. My husband and I spent the afternoon watching all the videos. What a great starter guide. We no longer feel like fish out of water. We are now diving in and recording.
Date published: 2016-05-30
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