Learn Garageband for Your iPhone 6 with Audio Recorder

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Welcome to VisiHow. Today we are going to show how you could use the microphone or Audio Recorder on your iPhone 6 with the Garageband application. This is different from iPhone voice recorder which we have a separate tutorial on. However, you do have the options to import audio text family built-in iPhone voice recorder into the Garageband application but as what we are going to show you the actual voice recorder in Garageband is much better than the stock voice recorder on your iPhone 6.

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Steps

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    To start with, you need to open the Garageband application. When you do for the first time let's go to Keyboard. You are just going to want to swipe a bit over.
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    Give a quick tap on your Audio Recorder and it is going to open up Audio Recorder for you.
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    When you want to switch into a live recording, you might want to tap this jack input button at the upper-left part of the screen.
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    You can see now that my voice louder is when running on this green bar. Up and Down - standards for anyone who is familiar with that.
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    We have a Noise Gate which I can turn On or Off if I would like to. I am not terribly worried either of these settings at the moment.
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    You can see I have got meter here letting me know how loud, or how not quite loud I am. You too want to make sure that your iPhone is pointed in the right direction. And as you are talking and singing, you want to try and make sure that you control your voice so you do not cross into the red. The red is bad.
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    For example red is bad. And that goes to the red section. I probably should not have done that, but I did.
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    Now, what we are going to do is tap on Settings so you can see that we have the same set of settings that just for about everything else. We can set up a track or we can setup a song depending if it is a song that got a tempo, key, and time signature, but we are not terribly worried about that.
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    Well, what we want to do here is simply record a basic sound. You can have the metro on, or you can have the metro off tapping - does that. Now this is off
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    And now it is on, alright.
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    When you are ready to start recording, you simply tap the recording button and you begin recording. At the end of the recording, you will be given the option to add any special effects. You might want to add indirectly to the iPhone.
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    If you have a particular sound or a theme in mind. You should plan as it is much easier to record a quick idea or quick chords of the song that you think you might want to do.
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    Then apply effects to it so that later when you go back to it and hear it mentally, you're saving yourself an "Aha! Yes! That is exactly the sound I was looking for."
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    So let's get started. We are going to sing a little-DO - RE - MI - FA - SOL - LA - TE - DO because that's what I sang in Kindergarten. Ready.
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    "DO RE MI FA SOL LA TI DO! DO RE MI FA SOL LA TI DO!", my God, I sing so bad! Awesome. There's no bad singing for you - make sure you sign out for more.
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    So now I can put myself in the Small Room, Large Room, do some Dreamy and Telephone effect. I also got some Dry which means stock - it is exactly how it is. We have Chipmunk, and if I am going to make fun of myself Chipmunk is the way to go.
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    And now, we could playback the Chipmunk sound. Ready
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    Now, if I do not like the Chipmunk I just press stop.
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    Scroll back to the beginning.
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    I think the Monster sounds better, don't you?
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    We can switch the to Dreamy.
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    A little bit of a bad version of Backstreet Boys. It was my lifelong dream to be called a campus man. I can retire now. Thanks, everyone.
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    So this is how you get your voice recording setup. Now if you have other things or another instrument, again we tap our Instrument.
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    If you are going to Instruments setup you can add your track to those other instruments. You can actually track and move around. You can reduce the length of the particular piece. You can also reduce it from the beginning if you want to shrink it from there. And then when you are happy with it, you can move it over back to the beginning era.
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    You can tap back on that to get you back to the Main screen. You can Delete it, you can Duplicate it, or you can Merge it.
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    You can tap the actual track itself. Loop it, Split it, Cut it or Copy it or you can tap your microphone icon.
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    So this basically is how you can start with the Audio or voice application in the Garageband app on your iPhone 6. You have been watching VisiHow and hopefully, this tutorial has been helpful and not cause any lasting harm things to my fantastic singing. Have a great day and we look forward to your comments in the section bellow. Goodbye!
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Questions and Answers

My iPhone 6, GarageBand does not have a slide to adjust microphone input level?

I'm able to use noise reduction in GarageBand, but I can't seem to adjust my microphone levels. I don't know what has caused this problem, but so far I have tried to adjust the volume with the side buttons on my iPhone 6 with no success.

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Adjusting microphone input levels in GarageBand on your iPhone 6 is easy if you are using the latest updates. Just follow the steps below to enable manual microphone level adjustments, and then you can plug your microphone or headset directly into GarageBand and set the levels to suit your needs. Let us know how it works, and if you have a link to your recording, share it!

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  1. 1
    Update GarageBand and open it.
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    Tap the arrow in the upper-left corner and select "Instruments".
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    Swipe to "Audio Recorder" and tap on it.
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    Tap the jack icon in the upper-left corner under the arrow icon.
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    Tap the "Automatic" toggle if it is green.
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    Drag the "INPUT LEVEL" slider to adjust the input level.
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    You can now manually adjust microphone levels in GarageBand.
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I want to use GB (GarageBand) as a basic recorder on my iPhone, but I can't find any audio levels?

If I click on the inputs, it only shows me a noise gate. What can I do to get audio levels to show on GarageBand?

If you would like to adjust input levels on a case by case scenario, this can be done by following the instructions provided in the question answered earlier here. However, we recommend adjusting the sound levels of each instrument after they have been recorded. This will give you access to the raw tracks, and let you edit your music, vocals, or spoken audio in a much more professional manner.

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To adjust the audio levels in GarageBand on your iPhone, follow these three steps.

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    Navigate to the screen where your instrument or soundtracks would play from.
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    Then press and drag the three vertical lines to the right.
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    Make sure you drag all the way to the right to open the volume controls for each instrument.
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    After that, adjust the volume levels for your instruments by pressing and dragging the slider.
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    Now you can increase or decrease audio levels to suit your needs. You can also mute instruments by tapping the speaker icon for a particular instrument.
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Does GarageBand only record up to 8 seconds of your voice for a song?

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Make audio recorder record until stopped?

Only 8 measures record,how do I make it record until I stop it?

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Just want to learn how to delete a vocal?

Want to be able to delete vocals

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I don't know, how to prepare the audio recorder setting? What should I used for the best?

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