Mobile Recording Studio: GarageBand for iPad - Make your own ringtone in 15 minutes for FREE!

Paul Douglas, Songwriter and Multimedia/e-Learning specialist

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10 Videos (16m)
    • Welcome

    • Before we start

    • First sound - Keyboard (arpeggiated)

    • Second sound - Apple Loop

    • Third sound - Drummer

    • Fourth sound - Sound effect

    • Mix and arrangement

    • Export as ringtone

    • Transfer to phone

    • Conclusion


About This Class


Ok, you will need an iPad but you can download the GarageBand App for free and this class is also free so you don't even have to be a premium SkillShare member. 
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Note: Some functions shown in this class are fully explained in other classes in the Mobile Recording Studio - GarageBand for iPad series. See my profile page for more details. 

What will this class cover?

Introduction to the class

Before we start
Preparation and set up for the class

First sound - Keyboard (arpeggiated)
Add a Keyboard instrument track
Find a suitable keyboard
Turn on and use the arpeggiator

Second sound - Apple loop
Browse the Apple loops in the Loops browser
Add a drum loop to the song

Third sound - Drummer
Add a Drummer track
Configure the Drummer

Fourth sound - Sound effect
Search the Loops browser
Add a sound effect loop
Remove the loop (change to single play)

Mix and arrangement
Adjust the arrangement of the song
Adjust the volumes for the different tracks

Export as ringtone
Access the My Songs browser
Export in two ringtone formats

Transfer to phone
Transferring ringtones to smart phones
(More help for Android, Windows and Blackberry phones in the Class Project area)


Please note:
All videos are optimised for full screen viewing on iPad devices in 4:3 aspect ratio.
All additional support files and resources have been added to the Class Project area.
These tutorials are based on using GarageBand for iOS 2.1.

* 15 minutes is an estimate based on several test students who were willing to try the method demonstrated in this class. Your experience may vary and so it may be quicker or a bit slower for you - depending on what sounds you choose and how long you want to spend making your ringtone.


NOTE about GarageBand for iOS version 2.2:

In January 2017, Apple updated the GarageBand for iOS App which changed the way some things look and added some new features. 
Fortunately, I’ve been able to put together a FREE class that will help you if you’re looking at my previous classes that were made using version 2.1:
Mobile Recording Studio: GarageBand for iPad - App version 2.2 updates

This class will take you through changes made to the GarageBand App for iOS in version 2.2 - In particular, it will cover any part of the App that has changed or looks different in my videos made before January 2017.





Paul Douglas

Songwriter and Multimedia/e-Learning specialist

"We're all learners at the end of the day. I love going to sleep at night feeling like I know something that I didn't know yesterday. The promise of each day bringing new experiences and knowledge is my strongest motivation!"

Paul is a multi-faceted digital professional from London who has been based in Melbourne Australia since 2008. He is also an accredited trainer with a wide experience of many different learner demographics.

Over the years, Paul has taught a variety of music...

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