App Detail » GarageBand

Published by: Apple

  • App Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-03-10
  • Current Version: 2.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.65 GB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

App Rating: 4/5
Based on 32,224 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone 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. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats 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. Use the new Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 11 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And then share your song with friends and family. 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 or build your own grid from scratch with Apple Loops • Create custom loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument • Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects • Tap record and capture your performance Play your iPad, and iPhone, like a musical instrument • Play a variety of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard • Play and record using the Alchemy synth* • Build grooves inspired by classic electronic drum machines with the Beat Sequencer • Download free instruments, loops and sound packs for GarageBand with the Sound Library • Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects • Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes • Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch** • Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions*** Drummer for iOS • Add virtual session drummers to your song who take direction and play realistic grooves • Choose from acoustic, electronic drummers and percussionists**** • Each character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills 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 professional mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive • Recording, mixing and exporting a song can be done at 24-bit audio resolution • 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 (5th generation), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4. ** Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later. *** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store. **** Requires free download from GarageBand Sound Library. ***** Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface. ****** Sharing to Facebook and YouTube requires iMovie.

App Reviews

  • almost lost my hearing *im gonna sue*

    By narwalsnarwalsdyingintheocean
    I used the amp and used modern metal distortion as I turned on my monitor option and it played a high frequency noise in my ears and now I have a ringing noise and I cant get it out

    By 200319579
    I made songs before this update and was going to work on them some more but THEY'RE ALL GONE!!!! WHAT HAPPENED?!?
  • There’s a problem

    By 11yearoldsongwritingdream
    Hi I love this app and I like writing-songs but I wish there were more music from other countries. I think this because there’s only music from China but what about Italy or Germany? Thank you!
  • K.

    By Mud Titan
    Better than most.
  • Please read.

    By Sjdydndne
    So i love this app and have been able to make some pretty great things with it but my only complaint (and this is a big one) is that all of the sounds are in the same category for the most part. They all sound generally like stuff you would use in techno music. It is very difficult to make a hard trap type beat with all of these up beat sounds. It makes it sound very immature and corny. Dont think its my fault because i use fl studio on my computer all the time and the amount of sounds you can buy/generate is awesome. There is always a way to get the specific sound you want but with garage band it feels like you are extremely confined. For example there isnt even 1 bass sound that is remotely close to sub bass. Its all super tight and there isnt any deep, good sounding bass. No matter how much you mix it you just cant get a good sound. I would like to see more dark, trap like sound packs in the future because i feel it would turn this app around. It would change the fact that people in the industry look down upon it and would please a huge fan base you probably didnt even know you had. Make the sounds more customizable and make purchasable sound packs that fit certain styles of music and just expand your reach out of just classic rock and techno. Create a platform that will please everyone instead of keeping it so conservative and limited. Thanks a lot and i hope to see change in the future.
  • Metal: A GarageBand Review

    By Addie_R
    This app has been a wonder to me for the past year. It features so much for genres like Soul&RB, Rock, Classical, and Country. But one genre I am enthusiastic about is Metal. Look on YouTube, and you can see that Metal is popular for video game covers. And in GarageBand, I doesn’t sound EXACTLY like Metal. I mean, you got the guitars and the pitching and gaining and tuning and everything, which is pretty great. But what were missing is the PEDAL. You know, the guitar piece that makes your guitar sound “more hardcore”, if I’m putting it correctly. Guitars by themselves sound a bit flat, like stock guitars. With a pedal feature, Metal can be a better possibility in this app. I’m aware that my review is about one genre instead of all of them, but I still think that an improvement to one genre can be an improvement to all. Final Verdict: 8.4/10 • Great Thank you for reading this review, Apple. :)
  • Good,

    By Podlas
    Good app
  • Hmmmm

    By Ydejaun
    This app is supposed to work with my iPhone 8Plus, but it has not worked in the almost two months that I’ve had this phone. In fact, when I go to open the app up, it closes right back out almost as if there is a glitch. I’m getting ready to update it today in hopes that it will work. If it does or even if it doesn’t work I’m going to amend this rating and note whether it worked or not.
  • This application is very good

    By Khine Nyein
    so good
  • LOVE IT ( but too much space)

    By Gabriel Siddiq
    I love this app but it’s needs to be less space....

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