Podcasting with GarageBand on iPad

Podcasting with GarageBand on iPad


[MUSIC] Let me show you how to create
a podcast episode on an iPad. The first thing I do, is have a plan. I make sure I know what I’m gonna say and how it’s gonna flow
throughout the episode. Secondly, I get an external microphone. And that will allow me to get a microphone
a little bit closer to my mouth, unlike just the microphones
that are built into the iPad. There’s stand mics that you
can use that are great. However, you might not have
one of those around, so you could just use the earbuds or
earpods that you have that would allow you to have a microphone
a little bit closer to your mouth. All right, let’s get started. The first thing we wanna
do is open Garage Band. Then tap the Add song button or
the plus sign. [MUSIC] Select audio recorder and then voice. Under the Studio view, change the sound
from Lead Vocals to Narrator. [MUSIC] Right under the control bar
hit the +>Song Sections, then change it from 8 bars to Automatic. Tap off the menu. In the control bar, tap the wrench,
tap metronome, and Count-in. Change it to No sound and
and tap off the menu. On the left side is the input level. You could adjust it and watch the meter. You wanna make sure the meter shows as
much green as possible when talking. If you have headphones on, you can
monitor it with this right side and change the volume as needed. The recording signs
are under the control bar. When you press record,
the ruler becomes red and moves. Touch the stop button when you’re
done recording that track. [MUSIC] Now let’s take a look at that track. On the control bar, touch Tracks View. Press Play to preview and
move the play head around. All right, let’s add another track. Let’s hit the plus sign under the tracks. Again, we have many options. Let’s choose voice again. [MUSIC] And also make sure you check
the settings from before. [MUSIC] Then you can record your second track. [MUSIC] You can move regions around by selecting
them and moving them with one finger. While editing, you can pinch open and
close to zoom in and out. [MUSIC] To see more options for
each region, double tap. In this case,
we’re gonna split it in half. So we’re going to tap split and
then swipe down to actually split. [MUSIC] You will also notice the yellow
bars at the end of each region. You can slide those in to trim
the ends of each of those recordings. [MUSIC] All right, now that we have all of our
speaking tracks, let’s add some music. You could add loops from Apple or
other audio files on your iPad. First, let’s create another track. [MUSIC] Choose the loops icon on the control bar. Select Audio Files, and
drag the music track you want to use in. [MUSIC] If you want to bring
the file into Garage Band, import the track from the Browse
items from the Files app button. You will just need to make sure you could
access that file from the files app. [MUSIC] Let’s create a bumper track that plays
music, and then slowly lowers the volume. [MUSIC] Swipe over to see the track headers,
which includes the track icon, channel volume and meter, and
also the solo and mute buttons. [MUSIC] Tap the icon again. Select Automation. Slide the pencil over until it is red at
the top left part of the control bar. Click on the timeline to
create automation points. Drag each point up and down and over to do
slight raises and decreases in the volume. [MUSIC] When you’re done, slide the pencil back
over to lock your automation points and then Done on the top right
of your control bar. Make sure you listen to your
entire episode to make sure you don’t need to fix anything else. Sharing, tap My Songs to go back home. This is called the My Songs browser. Tap and hold the recording you just made. Here you can rename the project and
share the song or the whole project. [MUSIC] Choose Song if you want people
to just hear your creation. [MUSIC] Select an audio quality. Medium will likely work for your purposes. [MUSIC] Also, change the artist info, as well. Select Share. Now we need to decide what to do
with the episode we just made. We might just want to store it for
later and put it in Buckeye Box. This will require you to have the Box
app installed on your iPad, and you will need to be signed in. We can also turn it into
CarmenCanvas as an assignment. This will require you to have the Canvas
app installed on your iPad, and you will need to be signed in. You also might wanna broadcast
your podcast to the entire world with Apple Podcast and
other podcast distributors. This will require you to
download an app like Anchor, and create a third-party account. It’s always a good idea to be
comfortable with the terms and conditions when signing up for
an account that isn’t supported by us. You also need to be signed
into Anchor on your iPad. Here’s how you share your podcast. To send it to Buckeye Box,
choose Copy to Box. And then choose where you
want to put it in the box. To send it to CarmenCanvas,
choose Copy to Student. This sends your audio file to Canvas so
that you can turn it in for an assignment. To send it to Anchor,
choose Copy to Anchor. This puts it in your Anchor library so you can drag the file over
to make a new podcast. There you go, Those are the basics of
creating a podcast episode on your iPad. Remember, play and practice are the best
way to get better at something, and your podcast will keep
improving as you make them. Now, go explore and
tell some great stories.

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