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Importing Loops into iOS Garageband and Other Audio Apps

You can import Drums On Demand Apple Loops and WAV loops for use in Garageband on your iPad or iPhone and any other apps that allow importing of audio. More on this later, but we recommend you import and use one Song Set (BPM folder) at a time. Here's how:1) First find or unzip your DOD loops package. Either Apple Loops or WAVs will work. In this case we are using Apple Loops.2) Plug in your iPad or iPhone and launch iTunes. Select your iOS device under devices, then click on the "Apps" tab. In the Apps area scroll to the..  - Read More

DAW Updates and News from NAMM 2014

This year at NAMM 2014, there were several cool announcements and updates in the realm of DAWs and plugins.  While I’m sure I’ll miss someone’s favorite DAW, here are a few takeaways that I’m excited about. Presonus Studio One (version 2.6.2) Studio One just received an update to what is now version 2.6.2.  The latest version of Studio One has better integration with hardware and publishing options, including a seamless workflow when using StudioLive series mixers and auto-publishing to Nimbit and Soundcloud.   Click Here to learn more. Waves While Waves introduced several new plugins, the one I’m most excited..  - Read More

Step-By-Step Apple Loops Install

In this post we'll walk through installing Apple Loops in Garageband; other than the graphics, the process is exactly the same for Logic. You can watch a video of the Garageband drum loops install starting at step 3 here as well. 1. If you purchased a download, then locate the .zip file and unzip. There may be several of them depending on the size of your purchase. In this case we are unzipping Vol. 4 Apple Loops (Country N Crossover I). 2. Double click on the .zip file to begin decompression.  3. After the file has unzipped, select..  - Read More

Navigating The Drum Loop Learning Curve

If you are new to home recording and/or using drum loops -- doesn't matter what software you are using -- here are three conceptual steps to help you overcome the drum loop learning curve: 1) Experiment and learn to use drum loops at their original tempo. Set your software to "grid" mode and your project to the original BPM of the Drums On Demand Song Set you plan to be using. "Grid" is a term used by everything from Pro Tools to Garageband. Other terms might be "snap to measure," etc.  2) After you are comfortable using drum loops at their..  - Read More

Re-installing Apple Loops in Garageband

Sometimes Apple Loops and Garageband can be a little difficult. Apple tries so hard to "idiot-proof" things that it becomes more difficult than it should be. Sometimes the Apple loop index gets corrupted, or you want to re-install your drum loops for some reason. In this video we show you: 1) How to find the hidden Apple Loops folder in Lion/Mountain Lion and get the loops back to the desktop. 2) How to find and delete the loop index so GB can create a new one. 3) How to install the Apple Loops back into Garageband.  - Read More

Hit-maker Randy Bachman

By Quint Randle With more than 40 million records sold, Randy Bachman is one of the most successful songwriters and performers in rock history. His songs, riffs and solos are embedded into the soundtrack of pop culture, with No. 1 hits in 20 countries as a member of The Guess Who (“American Woman,” “These Eyes” etc. ) and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (“Takin’ Care of Business, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” etc.).    And how many music icons get animated into an episode of The Simpsons? Now there’s a pretty short list.   One more thing about Bachman: He’s a Drums On..  - Read More

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