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Rebuilt from the ground up with a fresh new look and amazing new features, GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Mac computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud. 

Redesigned Interface
• A fresh new look, designed for easy music making
• Stay in perfect tune with a larger, more responsive Tuner
• Find the sweet spot in every track with the all-new interactive visual EQ
• Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor

• Add a virtual session drummer or beat producer to your song that takes direction and plays realistic beats
• Choose among 28 players from popular genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, and Alternative
• Use a simple set of controls to shape your drummer’s performance
• Each player can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations

All-new Sound Library
• Get inspired with a fresh new collection of sounds and instruments
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres

Smart Controls
• Easily shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders
• The look and personality of Smart Controls changes with each instrument

Amps and Stompboxes
• Use Bass Amp Designer to dial up classic and modern tones
• Build your own guitar rig with Amp Designer using 25 legendary amps and cabinets
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of 35 fun and creative stompbox effects

Record. Mix. Master. Share.
• Create a song with up to 255 tracks
• Quickly change the timing of an audio recording using Flex Time
• Use Groove Matching to align the rhythm and timing of all your tracks with a single click
• Choose your best performance with multi-take recording
• Create a ringtone, export to your iTunes library, or share directly to SoundCloud

• Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers
• Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further

Works with Logic Remote for iPad
• Use your iPad and Multi-Touch gestures to wirelessly play any GarageBand instrument on your Mac
• Access Smart Controls on your iPad to shape any sound while you’re playing
• Navigate your song and browse the Sound Library from your iPad

Learn to Play
• Get started with 40 Basic Lessons for guitar and piano covering classical, blues, rock, and pop
• Artist Lessons show you how to play a hit song taught by the artist who made it famous*
• Play along with any GarageBand Lesson and use How Did I Play to get feedback on how accurately you played

* GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.

What's New in Version 10.1

• 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic music and Hip Hop styles including House, Trap, Techno, Dubstep and more
• Over 100 EDM and Hip Hop-inspired synthesizer Patches featuring the new Transform Pad Smart Control for sound morphing
• Record the movements of software instrument Smart Controls to capture performances of effect and tone adjustments
• 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues
• Share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect*
• Adds support for Force Touch trackpad
• Resolves an issue which prevented the export of long recordings
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility

* Requires Apple Music Connect account.


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Customer Reviews

Very Good Improvement.

I was first skeptical about updating to a purchased version of Garageband (That had originally come with my Mac for free) but I had to anyway when I had to reformat my Mac over a problem with the system. I now am very pleased that I have done this. The new garageband contains new features like drum mixing and a new drummer tracking machine installed, new Bass recording effects, along with over 1,000 new loops.
The only issue i’m annoyed about is the Copy + Paste feature seems to be a bit stuck but there is an easy way to get around this when you highlight the selected audio or loop tracker instead and then copy and patste after. I know it feels a bit downgraded but you’ll get used to it. Recording functiions are still the same as before.

Excellent for the Price - Good DAW introduction

If you want to get an introduction to DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and pay very little, this is the one for you!
As with any DAW it is made better if you are familiar with MIDI and Audio recording as knowing that (and having a keyboard or audio interface) makes this program go way beyond!
I use this program in High School to introduce my students to songwriting, song creation and recording.
You can’t go past this as your first step in a very big pond! Very powerful and you can create some amazing stuff!


For some unknown reason, Apple has not bothered to fix the never-ending problems surrounding the compatability of Apogee and Macs, particularly in Garageband. Every single one of the songs I have recorded now contains some high pitched white-noise blur sound over the top of all my audio. EVERY SINGLE SONG. I’ve tried everything to remove this noise, but it even shows up on blank projects. I am beyond devestated and need this problem to be explained and removed as soon as possible, please. It’s just not acceptable after all the hard work and effort I have put in to my music.

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  • $6.49
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 10.1
  • Size: 911 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later

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