GarageBand

Apple

Music

Lifestyle

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This app was last updated on: Jun 05, 2017
TapNova recommends this app!   
New in version 2.2.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Description

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.

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Reviews
Daisy's New app updates idea
DaisyTDM on 6/24/2017
I have an idea for this app, you should try to add a new feature, called a Music vocal generator, I know it doesn't exist, but it will exist on this app, here's how it works: first you pick five or more instruments that is shown in front of you, then you use your singing voice or vocals to the microphone any type of pitch, tone, etc, then it'll generate from the Instruments you chosen to match the tone and pitch, etc. of your voice and it creates a whole song, also it extends any minute or second of the recording of your voice, there's one little detail that you need to know, The entire song the generator makes with the chosen instruments, is completely random, not even I know how to play the way it does, LOL, well that's my idea, hope you like it 😊
Mya rules
Fjfjfjrkrdufmfjfmfjfj on 6/24/2017
I think that garage band is entertaining for kids and adults and yes I am a kid.
Please add gross beat and m4a o mo3 converter!!
Trill Jhay on 6/24/2017
As an independent artist, I love the app. It's easy to use, has great sounds, and I can easily get my music out faster. The only two downsides of this app, in my opinion, is that there should be a built in .m4a to .mp3 converter and add gross beat. If those two features are added to this app that would be awesome. But other than that I love the app.
Great app
hayleerose on 6/23/2017
I've created lotz of bops with this one
Improve
Blnd Kurdi on 6/23/2017
Please improve baglam for your app
Awesome
Nico 247 on 6/22/2017
SO AWESOME
Great game!
Colormatic5028 on 6/22/2017
I love playing with all the unique instruments and I love being able to create my own songs. I would like to make a suggestion that they add the 12 string guitar, the harp, and the bongos. These are just a few but I hope in the near future they will come to the game to make it better.
Yup
leusmeka nzdukzrxj df on 6/22/2017
I like it a lot it can help you w/ stress but I won't give it 5 stars
Nice!
EthanHahnerVEVO on 6/21/2017
I really am making another collab with MDK and he uses this app to make songs like, Press Start, Fingerbang, Absolute Zero, and Hyper Beam!
A suggestion...
Bugsy486 on 6/21/2017
I was wondering if you could add the live loops feature to the mac because I find it a whole lot easier to use than just the tracks. I got excited about GarageBand on the mac because it had other instruments but I wish it had the live loops feature... please keep up the good work though. GarageBand is the easiest and the best music making app ever!
Help its weird
Camycya on 6/21/2017
My first ringtone was perfect. But the second ringtone I'm trying to make. When i play the tone, it sounds very staticky. Any way to fix this. And i tried to change the song twice. Still,, staticky.
I like the app but here are some ideas for a new update
CamTheAlphaWolf153 on 6/21/2017
What I like: 1. Ease of use. 2. The good amount of instruments. 3. Apple loops 4. Sharing is easy. 5. The app looks nice. 6. Audio recorder is very advanced in a simple package. 7. Easy setup. What I would like to see added or improved 1. Allow users to change bit rate and file type (MP3, WMA, etc.). 2. Add more instruments (I like the current selection but more instruments may allow users to refine their sound faster.) 3. Add more Apple loops (same reason as before.)
Dope
baegleboy on 6/20/2017
I love garage band but we want a sequencer. It's pretty hard to play the instruments well enough to make a well made song. Letting the computer do the work through a sequencer that we can assign any instrument to would be optimal.
CMON
Strict Parent Reviewer on 6/20/2017
WILL NOT DOWNLOAD
GarageBand iPod Touch 6th gen.
DARKANGEL_007 on 6/20/2017
What in the hell happen to the sound sampler and my recorded samples? I had my samples on it that can't be recreated! Put it back the way it was, please!
Recommended for kids 8+
ausomegamer on 6/20/2017
I love the app truly fun to use recommended for kids 8+
Jelly
Hyhyhyrfsfwfjbjgjjvnvhfjv on 6/20/2017
Penis
Cool app
mecha[h] on 6/19/2017
Wish it had customizable 808s or more electronic drum sets maybe interchangeable drum sets? Really love the app!
It's Great But has its worst parts
Jorgegallegis on 6/19/2017
I was downloading this app and it toke forever not to sound exaggerated but it toke exactly two days just to download apple needs the fix the speed of the app
OK.
2008Taylor on 6/18/2017
I love this game and I play it on my aunts phone but it won't download on my tablet
Why I have to pay
Yesenia48 on 6/18/2017
Why does it says That I have to pay in order for me to do the update?
Good but,
smolbeanbags on 6/17/2017
This app is very well made, though it would be nice if it had a ukulele as a choice of instrument.
There should be more instruments
thekuhlmeys on 6/17/2017
Garage band should have more instruments, like more woodwind instruments, like saxophone. I play saxophone so it would be fun to play it on garage band.
Incredible App! (With some flaws)
[anonymous review] on 6/16/2017
Let me just start off by saying that GarageBand is, without a question, one of the greatest applications made ever. The ability to create and produce high quality music on mobile devices is a dream come true. It has almost every instrument you could ever want, with almost perfect integration with midi keyboards and drum sets. However, there are a few issues that I have noticed, some of which are of much higher consequence than others. A small thing I have noticed is that you are unable to move (for example) a guitar track to a piano track. I do realize that the instruments and their notes are represented differently in GarageBand, but this would really make take ability to try all sorts of sounds with your song to the next level. Next small issue I have noticed is that when a midi compatible drum set is plugged into GarageBand (I use the Lightning to camera/USB adapter), some kits (in GB) don't recognize that the drum set's toms are being played. If the versatility of the drum interface could be improved (such as the user being able to choose the drum/cymbal to be played when a specific pad is hit), it would be a tremendous help to certainly not just me. The final issue that I have noticed (this is a huge bug, and it just started occurring in the last two updates) is exporting songs. The feature of being able to upload the entire .band file (not just an audio track) is great, so you can continue tweaking the song to perfection. However, recently I have noticed that when a song is going to be exported to another app or iTunes, the app will usually crash. Typically, the result of this is just that it is impossible for me to export the song (it will continue to happening with all other songs as well), but sometimes it is more drastic. Several times, after GarageBand will crash after I try to export a song, the song will not be able to open anymore. This is an enormous problem, because once the bug occurs, there is no way to actually save the song, and the only way to get rid of the bug (temporarily) is to delete and reinstall GarageBand, and all songs that were not saved are permanently lost. If these flaws could be remedied, this is a five star app no question. But until then, it is a four star app from me.
It's Good
Beÿes on 6/16/2017
The app itself is amazing and extremely fun to use. However, I had this problem concerning the sound. Whenever I try to play an instrument, no sound comes out. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app multiple times, but it still does nothing. Edit: I have tried to turn off the velocity sensitivity (A suggestion made by Mr person who plays games, thank you for that), but there is still no sound. My volume is all the way up whenever I try to fix this problem.
i love it!
Enjkrf on 6/16/2017
thanks to this app, i can now easily set ringtones that I like to listen to!!! It beats the traditional way of setting ringtones through itunes.
Good app
KablaboGamer32 on 6/15/2017
This is a app I used only for my ringtone lol
YEETS
Dhrehsjsjakajdbe on 6/15/2017
YAAS QUEEN SLAY
Exporting to email....
The Deezer on 6/15/2017
GarageBand on my iPhone 7+ will not export to email!!!!! Please fix it!!! 😡😡😡😡
It is great
DALLER $$$ on 6/14/2017
The beats are good but i need more of them pls. ;)
Making beats, running out of beats
JeremyIsTheFordEscapeFan on 6/13/2017
It's still a good app, don't get me wrong, but I wish that they'd add more beats and more instruments as far as drums. But one thing I've noticed is that a 80-measure song takes nearly 10 minutes to upload to YouTube. And I don't have that time! There should be more bass loops also, as the ones are all from like two years ago. But I will say, Apple created a good app. Just a few minor tweaks here and there and it's a five-star app!
Love this app
Isnup🤑😶🤣 on 6/13/2017
I love to make music and this app is the best app to use to make music on the go
ples ;-;
mariebird on 6/13/2017
I love this app it's (usually) a helpful tool but also why can't u have multiple time signatures in a song and wHERE IS 5/4????
I've rediscovered music-making!
musiclover1015 on 6/13/2017
Thank you for bringing Alchemy to GarageBand for iOS. Please continue to bring more powerful features (such as Track Alternatives) that utilize the powerful processors in the new iPads and iPhones. Making music with a touch screen device is surprisingly satisfying. This is the clearest expression of the future of music creation.
Add marching instruments
Drewdawolf247 on 6/12/2017
Would you please add more band instruments like a wind and brass instruments and I would also like if you adding a marching snare along with marching quads
Garage band
Pacc1prime on 6/12/2017
Great app
Good app but has flaws
WillySuen on 6/12/2017
It's a great app and everything but when I am recording it picks up extra sounds
Fix rendering issue
EnZoneOfficial on 6/12/2017
This is definitely a great app. But when I export the song to email, music app, or anything; you can hear a clicking sound all throughout the song.
Love it!
The beasts 💀 on 6/12/2017
Perfecto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love this app!
TenaciousDew on 6/12/2017
Really love this app! I wish I had an iPad or something bigger because using this app on my phone is kind of a pain. It works well for me, but sometimes it crashes. Nice selection of instruments, the effects are awesome and it's easy to send the songs. My friend made a short film and needed some music, and I'm not really used to making music. However, I find this app is easy to use. It's a great way to avoid that "copyright" issue on YouTube because you have lots of instruments to work with to make your own music!
Drains battery
Brand0n 1v3s on 6/11/2017
I have had the app with a full battery and it killed the battery in under 20 minutes please fix this because I love the app and would love to keep it but my battery dies every time.
Lit
Dhdhdjjjjek on 6/11/2017
I love it it's lit just need more loops. More trap percussion. And then it's a solid 5.
Inter apps not working!! Please fix
Mynameissketch on 6/11/2017
I have recently purchased some music apps and it makes me sad that I can't use it...please fix!! 😢😢😢
Best recording and music making software I've had so far
jedisammy0120 on 6/11/2017
I've been able to do so much with this app. I've made covers and I even made my own full on original song with this and I'm very happy I could use this to make music. I absolutely love this app.
GarageBand accessible minor accessibility glitches
Mmacias383 on 6/11/2017
This is a great app however garageband has minor accessibility glitches. Here are some glitches I've noticed: • not able to trim samples from the sampler,• sometimes GarageBand crashes when trying to edit a song with multiple tracks I also cannot adjust the compressor and volume of each track with VO. I also cannot adjust the distal reverb slider with VO, And I am also not available to change the audio recorder settings sliders with VO.
Great app but has flaws
Jaknekskfkamgb on 6/10/2017
This app is truly amazing and fun to use. But I've noticed a few things wrong it. Sometimes when you're listening to the loop tracks and change the song, it will have instruments from the previous song onto the new song and make the new song in slow motion kind of. It's really annoying and I even tried restarting my phone. Also, the drums are annoying. The snare: you can keep tapping the snare and it's soft and then loud at random taps and it's really annoying. Please fix this and it would totally be a five star app. Thank you.
I don't care
thenry4 on 6/9/2017
I don't care about this app because I never really played it I seriously don't remember the last time I used it
Glitch when moving live loops columns
Leedom111 on 6/9/2017
When I try to move a column of loops when I am zoomed in or out, it messes up and winds up switching around a bunch of other columns. It's very frustrating and I don't know how to fix this issue!
Ios user cool app but still needs work
Rolandomota710 on 6/9/2017
I love the this app but I can't change the tempo or pitch of a loop without it affecting the whole track. I want to change the tempo without the loop growing extra bars. I wish it was as easy as the mac version.
Best app ever
StopMonkey on 6/8/2017
This app is so fun you can create your own music
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Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Category: Music
  • Released: Mar 10, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Jun 05, 2017
  • Version: 2.2.2
  • Size: 1697.7 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;