How to Use Mu­sic Me­mos

Mac Format - - APPLE SKILLS -

1 Make a record­ing Open the app and ei­ther con­nect a spe­cial iOS-com­pat­i­ble mi­cro­phone or use the mic built in to your de­vice. Tap the Record but­ton or tap Auto, which records when sound is de­tected. Play your in­stru­ment or sing your melody.

2 Check the re­sults Tap the Stop but­ton, then play back the idea. Tap the wave­form for a de­tailed view, and drag the blue play­head around the record­ing. Use the Trim tool (be­low the play but­ton) to get rid of dead time at the start or end.

3 Cor­rect any mis­takes If the app has mis­taken any chords, tap the Chord but­ton (Cm7), then any seg­ment, and then the cor­rect chord be­low. This also ap­plies to chang­ing speed us­ing the Tempo but­ton. You can re­turn to do this later, if nec­es­sary.

4 Add some drums Hold a fin­ger on the drums icon to open the rhythm sec­tion. To the left of the X/Y pad, pick a mod­ern or a vin­tage kit, and pick a drum type on the right. Dur­ing play­back, move the dot on the pad to al­ter vol­ume and com­plex­ity.

5 Add some bass Hold a fin­ger on the bass icon and do the same for that part; you can choose from two in­stru­ments, and al­ter vol­ume and com­plex­ity. Us­ing head­phones can help, since iOS de­vices’ speak­ers don’t al­ways do bass bril­liantly.

6 Share the track When you’re happy with the re­sults, tap the Share icon to upload your idea to iCloud, send it to iTunes to de­velop in GarageBand on your Mac, or to that app’s iOS ver­sion. You can upload to Soundcloud if its free app is in­stalled.

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