Patrick

Garageband Q&A

I get a LOT of questions about Garageband - dozens every week in fact. If you've signed up for my newsletter and downloaded your free copy of my Garageband Q...
Garageband 10.1 Review
4.6

Garageband 10.1 Review

It wasn't so long ago that the word 'update' struck fear into the heart of many a Garageband user. Back at the tail end of 2013 Apple unleashed version 10 of Ga...
How to use the compressor in garageband

How To Use The Compressor In Garageband

It may not be the most glamorous, flashy or exciting effect in Garageband's AU plug-in arsenal, but rest assured - the built in compressor is one of the most us...
Garageband tutorial: musical typing

Garageband Tutorial: Musical Typing

From classical pianos to EDM synths, percussion to hard rock guitar sounds; Garageband 10 comes pre packaged with a ton of great sounding virtual instruments th...
Garageband 10 Drummer Track Secrets

Garageband 10 Drummer Track Secrets

Garageband 10's Drummer track is brilliant, isn't it? It's the next best thing to actually recording an actual drummer playing on an actual drum kit. I find ...
How to use the compressor in garageband

Garageband 10 – Bus Channel Workaround

If you've ever worked on a large, multi track project in Garageband, you'll be acutely aware of one of the program's few limitations. There's no option to group...
Garageband 2014 - year in review

Garageband 2014 – Year In Review

It's been a funny old year to be a Garageband user... Personally, I started the year still getting used to the newly released Garageband 10's layout and nuan...
Garageband Tempo Tutorial

Garageband 10 – Tempo Track Tutorial

What do Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android', Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Lynyrd Skynard's 'Freebird' have in common? Yes - i'm serious. Give up? They all h...
Signaling iOS App
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iOS App Hands On: Singaling

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 how...
Add Loops To Garageband iOS

How To Add New Loops To Garageband iOS

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 ...
Yosemite Garageband Rumors

Top 3 OS X Yosemite Garageband Rumours

Update: Yosemite is here - along with a huge update to Garageband! Did Apple redeem themselves this time around? Check out my overview right here   S...
How To Mix Vocals In Garageband

How To Mix Vocals In Garageband Part 2

In Part 1 of How To Mix Vocals In Garageband, we looked at Compression and EQ ideas as well as some tips to help you get the most of your Vocal tracks. This tim...
Mix Vocals Garageband

How To Mix Vocals In Garageband Part 1

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 differen...
Audiobus 2 Garageband

Audiobus 2 – What’s New?

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 a...
Free Compressor Garageband

Free Compressor Round Up

The latest version of Garageband is missing something. It's missing something so important to the production and mixing of great sounding projects, that I ...
Garageband 10 AU Plug In Fix

Garageband 10 AU Plug In Fix

Since the release of Garageband 10, there's one problem that's plagued new users and old hands alike. It's one of the most frequently asked questions on the A...
Inter App Audio Apps

WTF Is Inter-App Audio Apps?

Nestled away in Apple’s newly updated Garageband iOS app v2.0, Inter-App Audio Apps function  aims to bridge the gap between all your audio creation apps. ...

Garageband 10 – How To Use Drummer

One of Garageband 10's key new features, 'Drummer' actually debuted in Apple's premium recording program - Logic Pro - first. I found it a little confusing a...
Garageband What's New

Garageband 10 – What’s New?

What a week! Music minded Apple fans have hardly had time to stop and catch their breath, what with the unveiling of Mavericks, Garageband iOS getting an u...

Patrick

I've been a musician for longer than I care to remember and though I don't make a living in a recording studio, I have spent the last several years getting to know everything worth knowing about Apple's Garageband. Follow me on on Twitter.