GarageBand

Apple

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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 2.3.3 Mar 10, 2011 Mar 27, 2018 1784.1 MB iOS 11.0 or later 4+
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New in version 2.3.3

• New downloadable “Toy Box” sound pack with free educational sound effects, including animals, vehicles, and counting to ten in different languages
• Use facial expressions and the TrueDepth camera for hands-free control over musical effects like guitar wah and synth parameters*
• Adds Modern Wah guitar stompbox effect
• Provides stability improvements and bug fixes

* Requires iPhone X. GarageBand uses ARKit face tracking features to translate your facial expressions into instrument effect controls. Your face information is processed on device, and only music is captured during your performance.

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.

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gayk47 on 6/20/2018
I’ve made many great songs off of this app that are going crazy today, follow my soundcloud *ED KOBAIN* and my instagram @edkobvin for my help/tips...
AMAZING App, except ONE minor flaw
BogDonPlayz on 6/19/2018
Over the years that I’ve been using this app I’ve run into the same problem a few times. There are BARELY ANY SAW SYNTHS. I was hoping in your next pack of sounds you could add some more saw synths? Thanks!
alchemy synth
Kankrikin on 6/19/2018
the alchemy synth doesnt show up at all for me yet my tablet is compatible??? makes sense good app for simple projects
This is a huge complaint sorry about that
dang Stinker on 6/18/2018
My complaint about the soap is I can’t seem to figure out how to use it on my iPad. I have been wanting to record music for sometime now, and I tried to figure out how to use this app and couldn’t figure it out.
Too Much Space
Timothey A. on 6/18/2018
While this app is great but, it takes a lot of space. When I was trying to download it, I almost deleted all of my phone. I had a lot of space available too. I just hope to see a change or something in the future.
Please add
GMonkey465 on 6/18/2018
Please add choir to key boards and loops.
One Problem
@Beliebinbieb4ev on 6/18/2018
I love this app, I’ve recorded most of my music on this. The only problem I have is when I try to upload a file from my iCloud Drive, whether it be instrumental or vocals, it always lags and repeats itself when I play it back. When I play it from my iCloud Files app it sounds just fine so I know it’s not the actual file that’s the issue. I never had this problem before, and for some reason it only happens with SOME of my files. Others will play just fine. I don’t have access to a studio at the moment so GarageBand is all I have and this is VERY frustrating!!! Please patch this!!
Need More Content
Crushonsierrapalmer on 6/18/2018
Uh... this is the best app, but make it as good as the ones you have to pay for. Maybe put it options for auto tune and adjust it almost as good as studio recording except it’s not because it’s on iOS and Mac
Not updating
Blue Monster 71 on 6/17/2018
I have an iPhone 8 and this app has been updating for over 3 months without progress. I hope you can fix this problem.
Five finger discount
legaceybeats on 6/17/2018
GarageBand may not be the top app when it comes to recording and producing but it definitely has some of the top features that you can never find anywhere else. After the updates in overtime this program has become my first go to when creating on the go. I have over a terabyte of royalty free loops that are incredible and I look forward to doing as much as I can with them while on the go. This app is definitely a five finger discount, you’re getting greatness for free.
How to get a hold of the developer?
Ish4rmCali on 6/16/2018
I have a iPad and iPhone I’ve been using garage band for a long Time and also use voice over with it, some of the new features are no longer accessible for voice over users with the newer version For example the knobs jesters on audio tracks echo and reverb effects
I need IPhone x for this now??
gordobeenballin on 6/16/2018
Since the update my phone hasn’t been able to download the app and it made me re download the app and it still won’t work, can somebody fix this please!
Blah
bft6000 on 6/16/2018
On the iPhone X there’s no Back button so once I went in to retrieve documents but didn’t have any there was no button to get me out of that screen. I actually had to delete the app and start over. Garbage
Amazing 😉
Huffelpuff for life on 6/16/2018
I love music 🎶 I feel like it brings the world together and you can be creative in your own way there are so many tunes I love ❤️ it! You should download this app
I HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM (Plz Read!!!)
kp_354 on 6/16/2018
When I first got this app, it was the best music app I have ever gotten. I was making lit trap beats and songs, It was truly AMAZING. I showed my parents what I have been working on and they were very proud. I have always loved music and I sometimes would think of becoming a musician BUT This app was so good that it inspired me to become a musician. I have always looked for an app like this and I never realized it was right in front of my face: GarageBand BY Apple!!!! I never noticed it. HERES THE PROBLEM: I was making a song and finishing editing it, and then I was done for the day so I got off. I didn’t go back for about five days, and when I did, There were Blue question marks on my songs! I was thinking, “maybe it is just a backup problem...” I TRIED EVERYTHING!!! I pressed like every button I moved the files around, AND I looked up what I observed in every way, shape, and form, on the internet. NOTHING. I tried all of this about 10 more times. NOTHING. I looked it up once more, NOTHING!!!! I really didn’t want to delete the app but I had too. I thought: “I will probably make better songs.” I deleted the app re-downloaded it, took forever, I went back on it, it said: “Welcome to GarageBand! I clicked next it said play, record, blah blah blah. So I was like okay I think I’m good! Finally! I pressed continue and guess what??? It was back to the same screen. So then I deleted it and re-downloaded it again.(at this point I didn’t care about my songs anymore, I just was worried if my iPod was okay.) So it took forever and when I went back on, same thing. I tried this 1 or 2 more times and it didn’t work. I was raging mad. I didn’t know what to do. So then I went back on the internet for 30 min -1 hr and I found this Apple support thing for GarageBand I read it and it sounded like my problem. It said to toggle the on/off switch in the settings on iCloud for GarageBand. I did it. Didn’t work. I deleted it one more time, Re-downloaded it, and it was still there, toggled the on/off switch, went back into the app and it was still there. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m tired of it. Please help me with this problem, and sorry for the long review. Thank you.
Unrivaled.
Fadi Jaouni on 6/15/2018
Well done Apple...
The app is great, but minor bugs are add up
Michael E R on 6/15/2018
These bugs go as far as destroy a song you make if you are used to using sample for example I had a huge problem and it messed up the whole song so I have to re do the song, the problem was that it connected all the samples as if I had duplicated the sample, so it all used the same trimmed sample and it played a flat bass noise which I cant explain. That minor bug just ruined the whole song I didn’t connect the samples. This app is not the best approach when you want to produce music.
Exporting
Hdfvdhd on 6/15/2018
For some reason, I can’t export any project/songs from the app. I try but it just freezes and I can’t do anything about it. Please fix Ok. The problems of past versions of this app are starting to resurface. Loops are still broken as usual. When previewing the loops they sound fine, but when put them on the grid they are either slowed down or pitch changed. This is still annoying as hell.
Come on man
BlankVerse97 on 6/15/2018
This app is great, I love GarageBand with a passion, but what happened to the ability to record/listen while not being in the app? I used to be able to do it all the time until these last couple of updates. Please bring it back😂
Bug you should fix
Karaba_uru on 6/14/2018
I have made a song about 3 days ago and now when i open the app to continue that song it doesnt let me open it, its been downloading for 10 min
Music
rainfalls15 on 6/14/2018
I’ve always wanted to make music and this app made that happen this my daily app .I’m always learning something new about music
PLEASE HELP ME!!!
BigTuna94 on 6/14/2018
I loved GarageBand. I don’t have a REAL piano, but GarageBand was as close as I was going to get. I used GarageBand everyday, looking up piano tutorials on my phone and playing them on my iPad with GarageBand. Everything was awesome until one day....BAM! GarageBand won’t work anymore! The app would open, but it wouldn’t let me play ANYTHING. I showed me all my songs, but it wouldn’t let me listen to them OR make a new one! I was very upset, so I tried deleting GarageBand and getting it again. It worked, and I was really happy! But when I left the app to go eat, and I opened it back up again, it’s glitching again! This time, it shows the list of instruments I can play, but when I click on ANY instrument, it just starts loading, and I waited 10 WHOLE MINUTES, AND IT DIDN’T RESPOND! Please fix this! I love GarageBand, but now I think I’m going to have to let it go. I’ve already started looking into other piano apps, so don’t think I won’t switch!
Essential for songwriters
killersongz on 6/13/2018
I have been writing songs for over 20 years through a simple 4-track and using a drum machine. When I first heard about GarageBand, I thought it was a music-related computer game. I even got an iPad which already has GB downloaded on it from the factory and never even opened it for a year. Finally, I was bored one day and thought I’d take a look at it. WOW! I couldn’t believe how robust and professional it was! Here I’m tinkering with a 4-track and drum machine from the 80s all this time while I had a pro-quality music studio to write and produce sleek sounding demos just waiting for me to discover it! I’ve recorded some 400+ songs in GB that sound so good, some people actually think I recorded with an actual band! The drum sounds are impeccable along with fantastic bass, piano and string instruments. They even added brass horns! I just wish they included a saxophone with the horn selection. My favorite feature is the edit feature for each virtual instrument, especially when it comes to the drums. I’m able to move snare hits, kick hits, hi hat patterns, etc. to make them sound much more natural, like a real drummer would play. GarageBand is easy to use. You’ll be recording masterpieces in no time!
Garbage
KidWavye on 6/12/2018
It keeps deleting most of the music I make
BEST GAME EVER!!!!!
kittycat1000🦄🐱 on 6/11/2018
This is THE BEST GAME EVER!!! I can make a band and don't have to worry about asking people to get in the band.
A Idea
Mumu❤️ on 6/11/2018
That app is great but when are we gonna get some island music like Reggae and Dancehall music
It’s Great
22bettyboop on 6/11/2018
I really do love this app, I have created so much good sounding music with it. But my only problem that I absolutely hate when it happens, is the automatic optimizing performance. Sure it’s great and all for when you make small pieces and any short songs with a few instruments. On the other hand it’s also quite annoying. Making a big song that’s more than 3mins and has plenty of instruments being used is quite a hassle and a downer when the automatic optimization takes over. What’s annoying about is that it happens too often. I make little change in volume or just by simply tapping on a portion of a song and it’ll instantly say “optimizing performance”. It takes quite a long to optimize the song which really is a buzz kill when I want to do some editing or just simply listening to it. Basically what I’m saying is that I hope the optimizing performance can be done manually instead of being automatic
This new update? Not good.
zombierobo11 on 6/11/2018
This new update is pretty bad. Not only did it delete all of my song files, but it literally can’t get past the main menu of ‘Recents’ and ‘Browse;’ no buttons work. I’m guessing this is just a glitch? I don’t know.
Amazing, but...
Ayumi Mizota on 6/10/2018
This app is awesome. But please add more for rock music! Metalcore things too? Add more guitar options and guitar ( for the keyboard, not using the real guitar ). And make the guitars sound better. Just add more rock instruments! 🖤 also, there should be a way to import voice memos.
WHAT THE HECK!!
Plsrags on 6/10/2018
I love Garageband. I just recently recorded my album and decided I was going to just make some music for myself. BUT GUESS WHAT?! THIS STUPID PIECE OF CRAP JUST KEEPS LOADING WHEN I CLICK ON AN INSTRUMENT!! I CAN’T EVEN OPEN THE FILES I ALREADY HAVE MADE! FIX THIS! 👎
Great App
ryanchai88 on 6/10/2018
Easy to create songs but be aware of copyright contents loops.
Live loops
Garageband beat maker on 6/10/2018
Please add more hip-hop/RnB live loops I love this app but it needs more loops and keyboard sounds
Great app, but I want more automation features.
2Beast4UGamingYT on 6/10/2018
I love this app. Period. It’s the greatest DAW available on the App Store, even compared to those paid ones. I have just really wanted extra automation features. For example, different effects like cutoff, echo, reverb, treble, bass, distortion, PITCH, and so on. Automation is a great feature, and I’d love if you could expand the possibilities! Thanks! :)
This app is amazing, but...
Ghost_Meachum on 6/9/2018
This is an amzing music creating app with endless possibilities for seasomed or new musicians, i started using garagebamd two years ago and i have been able to learn how to play piano off of this app! However, i feel very limited wuth the instreuments, i understand that there are 100s of instruments. But for someone who uses the app everyday and makes a new beat and song every day, i feel very limited. I would love more instruments and more customizations to the soumds themselves. Please read this. It is a phenomenal app and perfect for the creative musical mind
A few bugs
WoodieBot on 6/9/2018
Love the app! It’s almost limitless fun, but it freezes and lags a bit
I love GarageBand
boi nugget on 6/9/2018
I love the Instruments in this app they have great quality it’s like you are playing a real instrument but it’s played By the touch of you fingers I personally think that this is definitlley for musicians
نغمه ايفون
🧢🖤 on 6/9/2018
صار ميسوي نغمه لل ايفون ليش??
Yay
TheFuriou5Bolt on 6/8/2018
Yay
read.
Swat29mpd on 6/7/2018
this app is great there is so much things you can do and it’s better than fl studio
Orchestral/Cinematic
WwZeroWW on 6/7/2018
I've been using this app since iPod 4 came out. This is my go-to app for making music (mainly because it's free but also because I'm used to the simple intuitive design of it); and I think that a good addition would be cinematic and orchestral percussion. I've been getting more and more into this type of epic trailer music and now I would love to be able to make it
I use it everyday we need hard limiter
Wake up now_pay-me on 6/6/2018
I just want to use this app for my phone we need a hard limiter and the full editing software for the phone app.. so my vocals can be crispy to hear what my music sound like from this app instagram Cheek.Sr
More instruments.!!
Gamurgurl3114 on 6/6/2018
I think more instruments should be included. Though there are a lot it’s not enough to make my Jersey mixes
Amazing
2172gamedominator on 6/6/2018
I really like this,I can make whole songs just with my fingers!!!!
Wth
KrispyCringe on 6/5/2018
This app is a waste of your time. It doesn't even work and every time I save a song it is mute. I spent 2 hours on a song and when I saved it it didn't even play. All my work was unsaved and I was dissapointed. Do not get this so called app. ‾︿‾
Technical help please!
Maazyn on 6/5/2018
Can’t use the app and can’t delete it! I removed it from homescreen then from settings but it won’t go away, shows up as a skeleton app under ‘mobilebarageband’. Need the space, help get it off!
Love it; but it REALLY needs... !
houzcat on 6/4/2018
I’m a big fan of this app. It’s versatile and powerful, extremely so if you’re creative and can dedicate time to it. Here’s what it still needs to be a top tier DAW, mobile or otherwise: - Empty/CUSTOMIZABLE DRUMKIT! (selecting sounds from individual kits to place into a single drum pad, then save as custom preset kits.) - more percussions / foley sounds!! - key & tempo changes (others have mentioned this before) - sidechain compression /pumping/ ducking functionality - 3D/binaural sound panning options!! - group tracks (not merged) - more/better/wackier/more “unique” guitar amps & EQ options - isolated looping (to loop only a section of the track you wish to edit) - ukulele, harp, 808s, textures, etc - bring back the functionality to copy/paste tracks from one project file to another! (Why’d you remove?) Much love, Artist name: Mon Nobi
iOS ringtone
xø.kârì on 6/4/2018
This app is good for iPhone that want a song ringtone it works for iPhone 6
Love it
Tyler Gray💩🥓❤️ on 6/4/2018
I love it that's all
Ok let’s see what we have here.
Bubbaand1998 on 6/4/2018
Here’s the apps flaws. You should fix it to where users don’t have to sign in to iCloud or use files to save there projects. Also it needs more sounds and hq sounds at the most.
Fix the problem, check it out
siillyfinny on 6/3/2018
Hey, so if you have issues with GarageBand on your iPhone, for example you click an instrument and you receive an error... just go to the browser tab, click edit and unlock iCloud and save on to iPhone :) then it should be fixed
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