This Course Is For You If You're A Woman In Music And...
You have an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer
Congratulations! You already have FREE access to Garageband 🎉
You’d love to record your first demo
without just trying to ‘piece it all together’ on your own through countless YouTube tutorials 🙌
You’re ready to develop your sound beyond just lyrics and melody
you know there's so much more to you as an artist 🌱
You’d love to collaborate with greater ease and confidence
through the ability to map out your musical ideas in high quality demos 🤩
Have You Ever Been Told NOT to Record Your Music with Garageband?
It’s a common misconception that in order to make really good recordings, you have to be using expensive, complicated equipment.
In fact, so many women are even shamed for using Garageband - we’re told there’s no way we’ll ever record high quality music with just a FREE piece of software.
But at best, this is just plain ignorance and at worst, it’s a way to stop women from taking control of our own music making process.
But I’ve got good news for you... !
GARAGEBAND ISN'T SH*T
Yes, it’s totally FREE on an Apple device, and yes it is incredibly intuitive and easy to use, but it’s also capable of making high quality recordings with just a few clicks of your mouse and much, much more!
Let me show you all the awesome things you can do inside Garageband and the amazing opportunities it can unlock for your as an artist 👇
Inside Get Started With Garageband, You’ll Learn How To…
Confidently set up your first Garageband recording session like a pro!
Record into an audio channel so you can capture vocals and other instruments.
Use Garageband’s Drummer Track feature to quickly add amazing sounding beats
Add a multitude of MIDI instruments to start developing your own unique sound
Quickly get your musical ideas out of your head and into amazing sounding demos that will change your opportunities as a woman in music
(A £497 Value)
Here’s how this breaks down, module by module:
Module 01: Garageband Set Up This is where you’ll learn how to either locate or download Garageband for your Apple device, familiarise yourself with the software and get your settings dialled in like a pro. LESSON 01: How to Find/Download Garageband LESSON 02: Creating Your First Recording Session LESSON 03: Take A Tour Inside The Programme LESSON 04: Settings & Preferences
MODULE 02: Recording Audio in Garageband This module takes you from start to finish recording into an audio channel so you can capture your vocals and any other instrument you play, such as guitar, piano and more. LESSON 01: Configuring Your Inputs and Outputs LESSON 02: Recording Into An Audio Track LESSON 03: Making Quick Audio Edits
MODULE 03: Adding MIDI in Garageband This is when you’ll learn how to start building out your sound with endless MIDI instruments like synths, pads and much much more to finally realise all the ideas you can hear in your head! LESSON 01: An Intro To MIDI LESSON 02: Recording Into A MIDI Track LESSON 03: Making Quick MIDI Loops
MODULE 04: Using Garageband’s Drummer Track One of the best features of Garageband is the Drummer Track which will enable you to quickly add beats to your tracks and customise their pattern and tone to suit your unique sound. LESSON 01: An Intro To Garageband’s Drummer Track LESSON 02: Choosing And Adding A Drum Sound LESSON 03: Shaping Your Drum Pattern & Character LESSON 04: Creating Rhythm Variations In Your Track
Plus, I’m Throwing In These Epic Bonuses!
(A £97 Value)
Watch Me Build A Demo From Scratch
Learn how to put all of the above modules and lessons together as I build out a demo from start-to-finish, working right from the ground up.
(A £97 Value)
My Essential Recording Gear PDF Checklist
Worried about what equipment you need to start recording from home? With this budget friendly checklist, you’ll know exactly what you DO and DON’T need.
Got Questions? I've Got Answers!
Is this retreat actually live?It certainly is! We'll be meeting for two jam-packed days drilling down into the beautiful art of field recording, face-to-face, LIVE on Zoom!
I'm totally new to field recording. Is this retreat for me?Absolutely! We'll be starting from the ground up so no prior field recording experience is necessary. Plus, there'll be lots of time to ask questions and get support from me, even during the practical exercises.
What equipment will I need to take part?I've purposely designed this retreat so that even if you've only got access to a smartphone and some earbuds, you'll be able to start your field recording journey. It will also be helpful to have some recording software, and this can even just be something free like Garageband on your phone. You can also download my FREE 5 point equipment checklist to Start Recording With Your Smartphone before the retreat so you're all prepped to hit record when we meet.
I'm already field recording - will I learn anything new here?If you're already making field recordings you LOVE and you're happy working away on your own, this field recording retreat may not be right for you. On the other hand, if you'd like to deepen your field recording technique and learn to manipulate your recordings in new and interesting ways with a Dr in Sonic Arts and a community of other women, then this retreat is still for you!
I'm a total music tech beginner - will I be able to keep up?This retreat is paced at a beginner-intermediate level and every effort will be made to accommodate a variety of technical levels, where reasonably possible. However, it's advised that you are at the very least able to open up your recording software and import an audio file. I'll walk you through everything else, step-by-step... by step!
What happens if I can't make it live?The retreat will be delivered from 10am-7pm BST (UK Time) on September 24-25, 2022. While all the workshops and feedback sessions will be recorded and saved inside your Art of Field Recording hub to watch back later, this retreat has been designed to be experienced live, as you'll benefit from putting everything you learn into action during the retreat with me on hand to support you. Of course, if you can't join live but would still like to join and access the replays later on, that's all good. But the BEST experience will be live :)
Will I get hands-on time recording? And will I be supported doing so?Yes! A big emphasis of this retreat is not just learning the techniques I'm sharing but actually putting them into action by venturing out into the field, capturing the sounds around you and doing amazing things with them inside your recording software. I'll be on hand to ask in-the-moment questions and trouble shoot tech issues while you're off doing the afternoon practical exercises, so you'll have top-level support honing your field recording craft on this retreat.
I can't make these dates - Will this retreat be running again?Yes, I'm planning on running another online and an in-person field recording retreat but not till 2023. This is the only chance to join me in 2022 and it's your last chance to get the Founding Member's price of £297.
Plus You’ll Be Backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Money Back Guarantee
Let me say this upfront.
Get Started with GarageBand is the only online course specifically designed to teach women both the technical and creative recording skills needed in order to fully realise their creative potential.
But if you don’t feel totally confident and motivated by your experience inside the programme, you can apply for a full refund within 14 days of purchase.
A Message from Isobel
I know from my own experience that having the ability to make amazing sounding demos yourself really is the first step to so many more women *actually* having a career in music, instead of remaining hidden.
I don’t even want to imagine what my music might look like today had I not started imperfectly showing up with my recording software and working with the equipment I had to hand, all those years ago…
Today, I have a PhD in Sonic Arts, over 25 Million Spotify streams - which have earned me tens of thousands of pounds in royalties to date - and complete control over my artistic voice.
But even more than any of this - my skills in recording and production have enabled me to say “Yes” to exciting opportunities, when so many other women in music were left saying “Sorry, I can’t do that”.
I’ve designed Get Started with Garageband to help you do the same - because just getting started making demos from home is your crucial and powerful first step to being in the driving seat of your career and never compromising on your vision, integrity or your principles. And as a woman in this industry, that’s priceless! So…