GarageBand iOS
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by Apple

Free for a limited time
$4.99 > free

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.

GarageBand App Details & Overview

GarageBand is an application developed by Apple and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 10.3 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad Pro, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 6G or newer.

Download the GarageBand app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 2.2.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Apps (iPhone) - United States
  • GarageBand is currently ranked #4 on the iOS store in united states.
  • GarageBand is a good rated app with 4 stars.
  • The app is currently Free, instead of its regular price of $4.99.

App Updates (View More)

  • Release v2.2.2 Jun 5, 2017
  • $4.99 -> Free Apr 19, 2017
  • Free -> $4.99 Sep 18, 2014
  • Release v2.0.1 Mar 11, 2014
  • Release v1.4.1 Sep 4, 2013
  • Release v1.4 Mar 20, 2013
  • Release v1.3 Sep 19, 2012

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App Data

Current Version: 2.2.2
File Size: 2Gb
Genre: Music
Publisher: Apple
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 4.00 (352 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5
By liam_bohn__ on August 18, 2017
Great that it's free awesom studio app too 👍👍

Harmony out of wack

Rated 3 out of 5
By teffyjeffy on August 16, 2017
I don't know what the heck happened, but ever since this morning, when I try to have two notes play...

I can't re download it

Rated 3 out of 5
By Aoifezahner on August 15, 2017
Pretty cool game but I can't re download it and I did everything

Great but I have some suggestions

Rated 4 out of 5
By PlannedIsland11 on August 15, 2017
I love messing around with GarageBand and trying (to no avail) to recreate some of my favorites. I know how...

Love the app, but needs a fix

Rated 4 out of 5
By Kemer1980 on August 14, 2017
I love the app, but trying to contact Apple with some input is crazy, so hope they ready this. When...

It crashes so much

Rated 3 out of 5
By Clove Sevina (district two)cx on August 11, 2017
I love this app, but anytime I go to export it the whole thing crashes. I just want to be...

Add turntables

Rated 5 out of 5
By alockout on August 11, 2017
Great game but you should add turntables and launchpads

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