Step 1 of 7: Intro
Almost as important as composing a song is making sure it’s properly mixed and mastered. Tweaking tiny aspects of the sounds of your instruments and ensuring the song is in balance is a crucial part of the music creation process. If not done correctly, your piece will sound flat.
GarageBand on the iPad is great for lots of things, but mastering isn’t one of them. You’ll have a much easier time if you export your songs to the desktop version of the software, which offers audio processing and effects that help make your songs shine, such as equalisers, expansion and compression.
There are, however, basic mixing and mastering options on the iPad itself, which let you tweak the levels and sound of your instruments after you’ve recorded them. Here, we’ll take a look at the tools at your disposal.
Time required: 10 mins
What you need:
iOS 5.1 or later