iOS App Hands On: Singaling

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It wasn’t that long ago that the prospect of connecting ‘proper’ instruments and equipment to your iPad or iPhone was a distant dream. In the last few years however, companies like IK Multimedia, Line 6 and Focusrite have released several solutions to the problem in the form of a variety of funky interfaces and gadgets.

 

You might already be familiar with my thoughts on the best way to connect your jacked instruments (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard etc) to your iDevice, but what about vocals?

 

Sure, there are several ways you can connect your XLR studio mic to your iDevice, but how do you go about making sure your recorded vocals sound just as great as the rest of the tracks in your project?

 

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How To Add New Loops To Garageband iOS

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Whether you’re just keeping track of ideas or putting together fully fledged projects, there’s no better way to create music on the go than with Garageband for iOS.

 

If like me you’ve all but exhausted the existing loops that come pre packaged with Garageband through hours of experimentation and recording, adding new sounds is definitely something you’ll want to do.

 

Trouble is, Apple haven’t exactly made it obvious HOW to add new loops to your mobile library…

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Garageband 10 Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

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Getting to grips with Garageband’s keyboard shortcuts is something you’ll want to do as soon as possible.

 

You’ll get your projects up and running faster, so you don’t need to worry about finding your way around Garageband’s interface and can concentrate on the creative side of things.

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Top 3 OS X Yosemite Garageband Rumours

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Slated for an Autumn 2014 release, Apple’s latest version of OS X – Yosemite - promises a massive visual overhaul, a host of new iCloud features and deeper integration with your iOS devices.

 

There sure are a ton of shiny new features on the horizon – a full run down can be found here – but what have we music minded Mac users got to look forward to?

 

Well, Apple aren’t giving much away in terms of details at the moment and their recent keynote didn’t reveal anything concrete, but the internet being the internet it didn’t take long for a few juicy morsels of information to surface.

 

What improvements and new features can Garageband users expect from OS 10.10?

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How To Mix Vocals In Garageband Part 1

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Getting your Vocals sounding ‘just right’ is perhaps the most important part of your mixing job. The overall quality of your produced Vocals can be the difference between a good project and a great project…

 

There are no set in stone rules when it comes to putting together a great sounding Vocal mix, but here are a couple of pointers that have really helped keep me on the right track:

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Audiobus 2 – What’s New?

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When Audiobus was released back in 2012, it single handedly changed the way music was made on iOS devices seemingly overnight.

 

It’s ability to let you send audio from one app, filter it through another and output all that sonic loveliness into another app broadened the music making horizons of many iOS musicians.

 

Over a year on and the team at Audiobus have just updated the app to version 2, implementing tons of useful new features as well as adding a beautiful new user interface.

 

So let’s dive in and have a good old gander at what’s on offer in Audiobus 2, shall we?

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