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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

What’s with the download?

Apple has long ago stopped caring about customers who actually want to accomplish something with their hardware and software, as they focus on those consumers who simply like shiny things that make funny sounds. I should have read all of the reviews - there is a major issue with the 5G download of content. Once completing this download (which I have done twice, which will likely result in an email from my Internet provider), many of the loops indicate that the synth generating the sounds can not be located. Very frustrating, since the thumbnails work fine, but once dragged into the project, the warning dialog box comes up.

I don’t understand Apple anymore. As they dumb down all of their once-great software, you lose more than you gain. This is true in GarageBand, and even more true in Final Cut Pro. Its like Homer Simpson is running their software division; “d’oh! Make it dumber - oh look, a dooooh-nut…"

Garage Band 10.1 a pale copy of what it was.

I use Garage Band from many years, at least 10 years. I bought it in i Life and I bought the Jam Packs Symphonic, voices, etc. We had a lot of instruments, a lot of filters and a lot of parameters to play with. It was the old good time. I’m using it now and it’s frustrating, the presentation is not as user friendly as it was before, it doesn’t work well. I'm also trying El Captain Beta 4 version and trying to create a piece of music is a very very frustrating and risky experience. Apple lost a magic gem and offered us a piece of nightmare. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY APPLE DECIDED TO CHANGE A WINNING PRODUCT AND OFFER SUCH A PIECE OF UNARTICULATED PROGRAM that bugs, stop recording, lose the peripherical.

J’utilise Garag Band depuis au moins 10 ans et autant la version 9 était excellente, autant la version 10 est une abomination. En plus, j’essaie la version Bêta 4 de El Captain. Je ne sais pas où va Apple mais ils ont laissé tomber un bijou de programme pour nous offrir un programme qui fonctionne mal et qui a beaucoup moins de fonctions et de souplesse. Garage Band est actuellement un programme bâclé, incomplet.

Michel Hénau;t

Bring Back the Old Garageband

Like Lou Pinot, I have been using GB for a very long time, and once I set up Jam packs, I had much more flexibility for loops and tones than now. I still can’t find Swedish fiddle loops. The basic track interface is more clunky and far less intuitive. GB puts all your songs in iTunes —THAT is very frustrating. About the only improvement is the score program, hence two stars instead of one. Nobody has written a “Garageband: The Missing Manual” and one is very much needed. Please bring back some former programmers.

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  • $5.79
  • 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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