iPad Music Production: Auria

with Garrick Chow
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iPad Music Production: Auria
Video duration: 0s 2h 41m Beginner Updated Jul 19, 2013


Auria is the first major digital audio workstation designed specifically for the Apple iPad, and in this course, author and professional musician Garrick Chow demonstrates how to use its recording, editing, and mixing tools to create great-sounding music. First, Garrick reviews the hardware you'll need to start capturing audio, from microphones to cables and input devices. He then demonstrates how to record anything from a single audio track to a complete multitrack capture of a live band performance, or import audio from other iPad apps with Audiobus. He also shows you how to edit your tracks by adding splits and trims, apply effects, and use automation to create a final mix. Plus, learn to take snapshots so you can save your mix in different states along the way. Last, Garrick reviews the options for exporting your project from Auria in several formats to share it with the world.

This course will be updated regularly as new features are added to Auria, so check back often. Working with a different app? Check out other installments in this series, including iPad Music Production: GarageBand and iPad Music Production: AmpliTube.

Topics include:
  • Creating a new project
  • Importing audio
  • Using external audio inputs
  • Recording tracks
  • Using Auto-Punch
  • Overdubbing a track
  • Trimming regions and adding fades
  • Using auxiliaries
  • Using automation
  • Creating snapshots
  • Exporting your project
Audio + Music


- Hi, I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to another title in our series on iPad music production. In this course, we're looking at ARIA, an app designed exclusively for the iPad, that turns your device into a portable, 48-track, professional-level, digital audio workstation. We'll start by taking a look around the ARIA interface, and get our bearings in the Mix and Edit windows. From there, we'll talk a little bit about the hardware you'll need to get sounds into your iPad, like microphones, guitar cables, and multi-track input devices. (strums guitar) Once we've seen how to get sounds into ARIA, I'll show you how to record everything from a single audio track to capturing multi-audio sources simultaneously while recording an entire live band into a multi-track recording project.

(blues music) Then, we'll move onto the editing stage, where I'll cover the skills you'll need to learn in order to trim and adjust your recordings, so you can move on to the mixing chapter, where we'll see how to add effects, group tracks together in different ways, as well as how to export your project out of ARIA to share with the world. (classical music) As you're about to see, ARIA is a well thought-out and powerful app that rivals the features and capabilities of many desktop digital audio workstations.

So, let's get started with iPad music production, ARIA.

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