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Tutorial: GarageBand on iPad – How to Make Your First Beat

For this video, we were joined by a lecturer from our Music Composition and Songwriting modules, John Davies, for a beat-making tutorial using GarageBand on iPad.

Despite what people say about which DAWs are better than others, it may surprise you to know that GarageBand is a pretty powerful tool. It can do a lot of what Logic can but in a more streamlined interface, which can be hugely helpful for the fledgling producer. For example, Logic Pro’s baby brother can even open Logic files – and they sound identical. If you’d like to learn more about how powerful DAWs such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro work, our degree courses in London and Online are very popular.

During the video, John loads up GarageBand on his iPad and starts programming a beat. On to the bass, he demonstrates just how easy it is to add instruments to your arrangement, the different methods of making sounds and how you can easily record and edit patterns.

Much of what is discussed in this video is expanded on in our Intro to Music Production modules we teach here at Point Blank, which, along with the Composition and Mixing Modules taught by John (and much more), are integral parts of our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering and BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Performance. Both of these degrees can be taken as fast-tracked 2-year degree programmes, and the former is available to study online. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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