Dan Kang

How I Make Covers on YouTube

Four years ago, I made my first YouTube cover. Since then, I’ve sporadically done several more covers and posted them to Facebook to fulfill my insatiable need for attention.

Up until now, I’ve simply used Photo Booth on my MacBook to record both the audio and the video. I decided to use GarageBand and iMovie in addition to Photo Booth this time around for my I Kissed A Girl cover just to play around with adding some basic effects to the audio in GarageBand.

Using all three programs to create a video turned out to be much harder than I expected it to be. After messing around for a while, I finally figured out how to create a synced video using video from Photo Booth and audio from GarageBand.

Here’s how I did it:

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