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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. 
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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).


Just needs more instruments that aren’t synths or loops

Disclaimer in that I am not a professional or trained musician, I just compose for fun and to avoid copyright strikes. And that l don’t hate synths or loops; I make regular use of them. The app is absolutely amazing and powerful, and incredibly user and beginner friendly! It is VERY easy to start with and you can make some seriously fantastic music with just the basic features. I love that you can plug in your instrument and add some really fun effects to the sound too, and the looping, once you get a hang of it, is honestly addictive to use. My only gripe with it is while there is a wide selection of loops and synths, there doesn’t seem to be much in terms of instruments. I keep hoping we might get something like a harpsichord, an accordion, a church organ, a violin, saxophone, ukulele, recorder, anything, or even a kazoo, but we just get them in form of pre-recorded loops. Even the last update, which mentioned new instruments, mostly added more synths. Nothing against synths as there are some really cool sounding ones, but I’m really missing the instruments. At the very least if you’re going to add more synths, why not more realistic-sounding choir synths? Or chiptunes and videogame sound effects! There are very few videogame sounds on here! Not to mention the huge demand for Middle Eastern and Asian instruments (as read in the Arabic comments below). Instead of apple loops of a oud or sitar, it would be awesome if we could have them as an instrument- even if just in the Other category of the Keyboard section. I realise you can sample the sounds you’e missing, but the sampling in GarageBand just speeds up/slows down the sound instead of pitching it, and that’s not ideal when you’re trying to get the timing right. I’d really appreciate it if you could either change how the sampling works or add more instruments to the selection. I realise the app is free, but I think it would be a fantastic addition. Otherwise please keep the fantastic work and thank you so so much!

The app is really good but there is one thing missing

I like all the instruments but I really wish there was a Kalimba sound because I like making lofi music and it sounds really good. You should add it to GarageBand as a keyboard sound or as its own thing or both

This app is absolutely perfect!

All it needs now is the option to choose where to loop and to start from the beginning, like in SynthFont.

Need to add core audio

I don’t know but is keeps saying “core audio unavailable” and I don’t know why I deleted it then redownloaded the app and it still said that and it really bothers me cause I also want to make a ringtone for my phone so can you maybe change that and add core audio 😔


I love GarageBand but since the most recent update, I’ve been having some issues. Song are just LOVING to optimize randomly which would be fine if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s doing it every 3 minutes. Another thing is tracks are either not changing their instrument when I change it or when I exit into the track view, the sound just stops from that particular instrument. I would love a bug fix update


Seriously ?

Could use a couple things

I do love the app don’t get me wrong but on the rock pack needs more of a heavy beat maybe in it’s own pack and same with R&B but for rap beats in it’s on pack as well that would be great!


It keeps deleting my songs even when they are saved

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will not update with current ios

will not update with current ios