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GarageBand

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Description

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ, by triggering loops and audio effects in real time. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and drums. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 10 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.

Live Loops. Make music like a DJ
• Use Multi-Touch to tap and trigger a Live Loop cell or group of cells
• Get started with templates like EDM, House and Hip Hop
• Build your own grid using over 1,200 Apple Loops in a variety of popular genres
• Create loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument, or live instruments like voice or guitar
• Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects like filters, repeaters, and vinyl scratching
• Tap record and capture your Live Loop performance

Drummer for iOS
• Add a virtual session Drummer to your song who takes direction and plays realistic grooves
• Choose from 9 acoustic or electronic drummers
• Each Drummer character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills

Alchemy Synth
• Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
• Swipe on the Transform Pad to morph and tweak the sound of any patch

Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay with the Audio Recorder
• Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes
• Use the Sampler to create your own custom instrument
• Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch**
• Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions***

Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Play an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings
• Perform with Chord Strips and autoplay using any keyboard instrument
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds
• Strum chords or trigger autoplay patterns on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar

Create a song anywhere you go
• Record, arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
• Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Automate the volume and record the movement of controls on Touch Instruments
• Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad

Share your songs
• Keep your songs up to date across all devices using iCloud Drive
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs using email or Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud

* The Alchemy synth is available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4
** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store.
*** Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later.
**** 32 tracks is available on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface.

What's New in Version 2.2.1

• Stability improvements and bug fixes

Introduced in Version 2.2
• Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
• Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
• Capture your voice or instrument and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay with the new Audio Recorder
• Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
• Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions**
• Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
• Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
• Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad
• Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

* The Alchemy synth is available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4.
** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extension instruments apps from the App Store.

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Customer Reviews

You can take this app more serious.

I don't write a lot of reviews but apple has really stepped up the mobile DAW scene with this update. There's NO mobile software out there that's better than GarageBand right now. Im using an iPad mini 2 so I'm missing out on the new alchemy keyboards but the mixing options is what I was really needing for this app.

I don't use much samples in my work so the added mixing features helps me customize and bring out my sounds even better now and I can finally practice touching knobs before I buy a Macbook and really start working on tracks at a more professional level. I started using GarageBand a year ago and it just gets better and better.

I bought the iRig keyboard with it and Im gonna invest in buying an iRig so I can also hook up my guitar and work on other genres I just want to thank Apple for working so hard on a mobile app and making it affordable (Free when your apple products are new) and Im definitely looking forward to the next update.

One star for one simple reason

Firstly, don't get me wrong on my rating... this is a top notch 5 star app and apple did a bang up up job on the latest update. I love it and use it every day as my "go to" daw for just about everything. In the past I've experienced the "optimizing performance" message at the worst of times, so I went out and bought their top of the line big iPad Pro and guess what? After laying down just 5 tracks, I still got this message. For whatever reason, maybe the ram is trying to catch up with the heavy graphics but if apple is offering 32 tracks of audio/midi with their latest(and most expensive) iOS devices, there should be no reason for the user to experience the "optimizing performance" issue. I'm aware that apple does not read these reviews...this is just a "buyer beware" review if you think a bigger and better device will remove this limitation. So, 1 star goes to apple for not updating the "optimization" issue. I'll live with it for now but with what I've spent, it's just not fair.

Absolutely Excellent Overall! Needs More Export Options

This is a fairly serious DAW on your iPhone. Alchemy synths are 💯. Ability to visually to adjust EQ is now (as of January 2017) 💯. Ability to create music with this level of portability is indispensable for me in my professional life. Is it Logic Pro or Ableton Live (for Mac or PC)? No. But it's a very nice DAW and, even on the professional level, it's very useable. For audio and music enthusiasts, this is the best deal you'll find. $5 gets you a lot of tools to create great music and sound.

There's one major downside right now: I need the flexibility to export different audio file types. It doesn't have the flexibility I need there.

But otherwise, really, really great job Apple.

GarageBand
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.1
  • Size: 1.70 GB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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