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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. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks*. Record performances from third-party music and effect apps directly into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 8. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS. 
Category Price Seller Device
Music Free Apple Inc. iPhone, iPad, iPod

Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument 
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard 
• Tap out beats with acoustic and electronic drum kits
• Record your voice using the built-in microphone and apply fun sound effects 
• Recreate legendary guitar rigs with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects
• Use the Sampler to create new instruments from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard
• Record compatible third-party music apps right into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio

Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments 
• Conduct an entire string orchestra with just one finger using Smart Strings
• Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard
• Strum chords on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar, trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords, or switch to Notes view to try your hand at the real thing 
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds
• Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with Smart Drums

Start a Jam Session with your friends 
• Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends 
• Tempo, key, time signature, and chords automatically sync to the bandleader 
• Jam with any Touch Instrument or live instruments like electric guitar or voice 
• The bandleader automatically collects everyone's recordings so they can be mixed as a song and shared 

Create a song anywhere you go 
• Arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks* using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops 
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording 
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play 
• Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume —solo or mute any track or adjust pan, reverb, and echo 
• Choose from over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song 

Share your songs 
• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud Drive
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch 
• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud 
• Email songs right from GarageBand 
• Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC 
• Share GarageBand projects directly between iOS devices using AirDrop for iOS 

* 32 tracks available on iOS devices with the A7 chip or higher. 16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

Reviews

Upgrades needed
Malkout

I wish to see some changes in fade in/out with fully control, also to use Wireless/Bluetooth keyboard or mic such as AirPods while recording. More easier functions to create custom ringtones instead of going around. That’s all for now. Thanks.


Creativity Inspired
ZacLeeTX

I love this app. Over time it has slowly added new sound packs, but I wish it would regularly add more sounds to work with. If the rate of release for new packs was more regular then I would give five stars. It has excellent sounds, plenty of different things to work with and do. I wish it were easier to upload to YouTube, and to save your own creations in the Music App so that you can listen to them without opening SoundCloud or some other source. Those are my only complaints, but otherwise, the sharing to SoundCloud and messaging apps is smooth and no quality is ever lost, in fact, you can even decide what quality to share your published release. It’s kind of neat. Plenty of sounds and things to work with. Just needs to make accessible to Music App and easier to upload to YouTube, and also needs to release more sounds regularly. Thanks so much!


WTH
ownsplaya

I can’t make songs with the new update


App horrible barely downloads
Justinrobles2016

Barely downloads


Please Fix!
oSplicerr

The monitoring function doesn’t work anymore and I really wanted to try out the new wah pedal :/


Great
Tjrocks13

I think this app is great I use this app to make all my ringtones and to pass time. I just wish there were band instruments like flute or trumpet. I also wish that you could make your own little loops for the live loops. Otherwise great app. Thank you


Mixing & Mastering Update
SSM Jrock

Make this bih a real studio mane.. new mics all that


It’s awesome sauce
Crazybadger0412

This is the best music I ever heard before


Expectation v reality
Micjameswa

If you are looking for a easy to use capturing software for smaller live show or demo recording, this is top notch. If you are upset that it doesn’t compare to 200 dollar base price capture software, it’s still readily available. This is a piece of software that I wouldn’t live without, but only the uneducated would rely on this software for professional production. I can write music on the go, and in a quick pinch it can get something recorded before it is lost. It is exponentially better than the old reel to reel and other methods of recording, but it is bare bones at best. If you are a would be engineer, run the other way. If you are planning on recording your band’s demo for cheap, it can do the job.


Good app
jealous ipad

Great app. Would be a five star if they made the alchemy synths available for older apple products.