GarageBand

Apple

Music Lifestyle
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Current Version (3941)
All time (35252)
App last updated Dec 05, 2017
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New in version 2.3.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

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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Small Issue
Scraggott56 on 2/17/2018
I have been using GarageBand for about five years now, and I’ve been satisfied with it for the time I’ve been using it. But the one problem that has been blocking my way is that if there are two or more notes played in a chord in the same track, a note in the chord won’t be played. The only way the chord can be fully played is if you go into the editor, delete the note, reinsert it and then exit the editor. If it’s three or more notes, then you’ll have to go in and out of the editor, deleting and reinserting the note, for each note just to fix this problem. And even then there’s multiple chords in the track that get effected, so you have to constantly go back and forth just for one simple part of the song to sound complete. I noticed this issue happening with almost all of the keyboards. Hopefully this can be fixed soon!
Please add trap beats
ULTRAWOLFPLAYZ on 2/17/2018
Please add trap beats and let us upload what we make on YouTube instead of SoundCloud
This App is So Fun
mkarol0208 on 2/17/2018
This app is not only for professionals, this app is also to have fun and play music. For example: at party’s You should get this app if you love music.... the drums in this app are great, GREAT APP!!!
Can’t open projects
Sudden_che on 2/17/2018
So now I can’t open any of my projects or create new one. I retired to reset it but I can’t do it my settings are freeze when I try to open GarageBand. I don’t want to delete it cus I need my projects also I can’t upload them to iCloud because menu to do it is not opens. I wanted to make post on forum, but it’s also now working. I got an error so it can’t be saved. Please fix it.
Amazingly Awsome!!! 🤩😎😁
Kadendj Bonnie on 2/16/2018
If you want to be an artist of music, download this app. It is only good if you have iOS 11. There are tracks, live apple loops and a mic for adding your OWN voice. Almost as good as the expensive Logic Pro it’s self!!! 🎵🎶✔️
Please read
Awesome RPG & Fighting on 2/16/2018
So the app is pretty good, the strings notes are really confusing and there are not a lot of instruments such as saxophone or clarinet. It takes up loads of storage. I just use this to play around when I’m bored, honestly.
Can’t even use
Anonymous0214 on 2/16/2018
Before I officially start complaining, I love this app. It’s a fun app to use when you: A) can understand string instruments B) can excuse the sound restrictions C) can understand how the app even functions D) can actually launch the app For starters, it’s SUPER HARD to use the string instruments without playing experience. The color differentiation in the little squares helps A LITTLE, but not very much. If a new user wanted any hope of using those instruments, then they’d BETTER know how a piano works. There are also sound restrictions. There’s not too much you can do on your own, and it helps a little with the loops. If neither of these have the sound you want, forget it. This app is kind of a maze at times. Some recordings go here, others go there, and it goes on and on and on and on(DONT STOP BUHLIEVIN). It’s hard to navigate when there are two different recording locations that almost never let you transfer recordings. Finally, in all of 2018, I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO LAUNCH THE FRIGGIN APP BECAUSE OF A STUPID GLITCH AND ITS NOT MY DEVICE I RESTARTED IT 10 TIMES AND IT STILL HASNT WORKED!!!!!!!! Please fix this. Thank you for your time.
I use to like it
Strgrl39 on 2/16/2018
I’ve been using this for awhile and it seemed to work fine. Now it doesn’t work fine, out of nowhere. I can’t listen to my music I’ve created because when I tap my song to check it out, it won’t let me. I tap it and it does nothing. I also can’t even make a song now. I tap the plus icon where you can make a new song but when I tap it, nothing happens. I deleted all of my songs on this app and it still won’t work. I deleted the app and redownloaded it. It still won’t work and for some odd reason, when I deleted the app. All the songs I deleted magically came back. Haha. So you guys really need to fix this bug or whatever it is. I have recorded it, if you want proof.
4/5 Stars
Unnamed 0 on 2/16/2018
It’s fun! But I got rid of a star cause it’s hard to make music WITHOUT Midi keyboard.. But the game is good anyways.
Very small glitch, I guess a graphical one.
VladyGuy37 on 2/16/2018
when you go to the guitar (im not sure about other instruments, i didnt check) when you do autonplay, the rectangle that you tap for it to play, when it does play, the guitar through the bluriness is moving with it. Good app though. :))))
A problem with the sound library on the iPad with VoiceOver
abby five on 2/16/2018
I got an iPad the other day, which came with this app. I use GarageBand on my phone also. On the iPad though, I’m having issues with the sound library. When I go to click the name of the sound pack that I want, it doesn’t do anything. Please fix this issue in later updates to garage band. But besides that this app is amazing!(Note: I am using voice over.)
Are you serious?
Kaieli on 2/16/2018
I mean, I tried pressing the + button multiple times and it isn’t working. I have wiped my phone a lot, reset the apps, heck, i don’t even know if i can make another one. Pls fix that. Thanks.
Help
newrichmond19 on 2/15/2018
It takes forever to load i can’t do any projects
I want pirate music!
IMPORTANT John S on 2/15/2018
I want a hurdy-gurdy and a accordion and that’s what I want for a install it would be amazing if you added that I would never have to look up music about this please add this development team I honestly think it’s a wonderful instrument it was used in the mid century theres rarely any hurdys out there and if you find one it’s worth a fortune I would love it if it was a free hurdy in any way please make this app amazing with a new possibles of sounds keep up the good work
Elijah Green
IgnatiusG on 2/15/2018
Don’t pay attention to that guy before me on the reviews he is clearly some sound geek I think the app is awesome
how do i export my songs to imovie??
katie😤 on 2/15/2018
the app is fine and all, but why is it so difficult to export your finished song? and once i finally figured it out, it says that i can’t export my song unless i have an instrument and/or a loop in it. which i did. i don’t know if that’s just a bug but it is very frustrating and i need help.
Bring back the substantial kick
gumbal gamezz on 2/15/2018
For some reason they got rid of the only good instrument for 808s
🇮🇷❤️👍
sinahlse on 2/15/2018
🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷
Sweeeeet
@Jamesgmahoney3 on 2/14/2018
By far the best app I have ever used portable to create music. Two thumbs up!
PLEASE HELP
Instinct4life on 2/14/2018
I love this app but my songs won’t open and I’m really afraid that I’ll have to delete them to get GarageBand to work please help me I won’t change my review until this problem is fixed. Edit: thank you Apple you always fix the problem👍
Confused
Chooka67 on 2/14/2018
Glad I didn’t lose anything important.
Crash
Kason Jibas on 2/13/2018
When i open my song it crashes... i've worked so hard on that song.
Lost all my songs and can’t even load any instruments
MikeWIZ29 on 2/13/2018
In a matter of a day, I lost all 36 of my songs, and none of the instruments will load (constantly loads, and won’t finish loading) FIX THIS, I’m tired of needing to write these reviews!
Good
Kokominu on 2/13/2018
Good I like
Great! Love it!!!! But a few flaws....
Mardy Tardy on 2/13/2018
1. When your doing the loops thing and record the piano that you played and did the metronome to keep the beat while playing, you can hear the metronome while playing the song.... fix it!!! 2. When playing bass, add more options!!!! Especially: Sub bass, Dance Bass, Rap bass, and etc. 3. Add more loops!!! I WILL put more later!!!
Go back
Dj frast on 2/13/2018
It won’t let me select my song in song list
Love, but ...
Drumlinelovet on 2/12/2018
GarageBand is the best thing out there. I've been using it for years, but recently it started crashing for some reason. I uninstalled then reinstalled it and it still crashes. That's probably about the only bug that needs to be fixed.
Doesn’t work!
Gamercool10 on 2/12/2018
I first got this app and I loved it but I went to screen and there was no exit button and there was no way to leave so I deleted and re downloaded it and then it wouldn’t load so I reset it then I went back into it and it took me into the non escapable screen!
Terrible update
SenorBananas on 2/12/2018
I love the app. It’s great for making beats on the go and I can even plug my guitar in with an adapter, but after updating my phone to iOS 11, it won’t let me open any saved projects or even send them to the cloud. I can’t just delete and reinstall it because then everything I have will be deleted because of this. They need some major bug fixes. The app wont even let me start a new song now. This is pretty much worthless to me now and all my previous projects on my phone are essentially useless too unless they fix this.
Easy to Use, Good Quality
Will Fallon on 2/11/2018
I have been using GarageBand for four years, now, and if anything its accessibility has risen inversely with its bugs. I can record high-quality audio, edit/mix it, and publish to Soundcloud or export to my computer with no complications. Really, this is the best music production app/program I’ve ever used, and well-worth the cost.
its good
MultipleActs on 2/11/2018
i have an iphone 5 and i couldnt download due to not having newest gen. i went on computer and hooked it up and downloaded latest compatible version. thanks for that option
eh.
Afi's #1 fan on 2/11/2018
i use to love this app but ever since i updates i can’t seem so find the live loops option even when i go click the plus sign. help.
Truly amazing; but could really use... !
houzcat on 2/11/2018
I’m a big fan of this app. Been using it since around 2012. I make/record all my music using GB and have become quite adept. I’ve loved it, hated it, been through the ups and downs, bugs and upgrades. Haven’t read reviews in a while but geeez people, please learn how to use it before reviewing! Saw a negative review, dude thought that the keyboard velocity was a glitch, lol! Anyway, I love it. It’s an amazing thing to just wake up one day with a bunch of new sounds you can download for free. It’s versatile and powerful, extremely so if you’re creative and can dedicate time to it. I give endless props to the developers for their time and continued innovation with this product. I can do ALMOST anything I want, but here’s what we still need to make GB 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!!!, marimba, misc. fx - crashes, bugs, freezes, yada yada - probably more but that’s all I can think of for now so yeah. Much love to you & yours, Also, check me out on Soundcloud/Bandcamp/etc! Artist name: Mon Nobi :)
Triplets
Kobe Banks on 2/10/2018
I love this app and have used it throughout the years and have even made and sold many projects using it. One downside though is that there is no triplet mode/selection for the percussion or in any instrument and I find it extremely difficult to get the sound Im looking for when it’s not available. I hope you see this. Thanks :)
Terrible GLITCH, please fix!
Chillyj17 on 2/10/2018
I absolutely love GarageBand, and have few complaints about the app and its performance. One such complaint, however, is a current bug. Every time I edit a loop and then try to play it, the app crashes. For example, I spliced a loop and tried to change the lengths of the sound within the cell. I did it, no problem, but when I tried to listen to the loop the app immediately crashed - and what’s worse is that the edits did not save. It does this, every time. Without fail. Surely you can understand that this is highly frustrating.
Muted Samples
Que_Furious on 2/10/2018
Am I the only person having issues using certain samples? After a while it mutes the whole sample. I've had to back out the app, close it out, then go back into my track and 9/10 it mutes again and I have to repeat the same steps all over again and it's VERY IRRITATING. Can there be something done to fix this problem. I love this app to death, this is my only problem with garageband
Won’t stop “loading”
sad about GB on 2/10/2018
This app refuses to download on my cellular data. Says I may need incremental download option... I have plenty of space on my iCloud as well as on my phone itself. My plan is also the completely unlimited data plan. As well my settings are not set to download via WiFi only. Until I get an answer I would refrain from even attempting to dl it.
Plz read
soggy walffles on 2/10/2018
A really good app but needs improvements. First it needs to play off and online then it needs to have better connection
Not working anymore
Queen.Monroe on 2/10/2018
I use to love this app until it stop working completely 🤦🏽‍♀️
Great app
Johnny Jekyll Julz on 2/10/2018
Awesome app..need to be able to play back iTunes exported tracks without having to open a specific file! Would be perfect.. Thanks
Why I can’t download
PP Kyaw on 2/9/2018
Why
The greatest solution
Bañajclx on 2/9/2018
Great app...just one little thing. We should be able to download the app without the use of WiFi.
Can’t upload recents
Happz503 on 2/8/2018
Love this app but after update my recent project won’t upload just shows a file with a question mark and when clicked on nothing but rename pops up but won’t load project please fix or inform me how to upload my recent file thank you but over all nice app
Suggestion
specter hood on 2/8/2018
They should make an update that includes trumpets and trombones And xylophones.
Oh boy!!
roachlawyer22 on 2/8/2018
I can make awesome sounds with my iPhone and my iPad but this version of this app is not compatible with my MacBook GarageBand. This is very frustrating and I would like to start mixing these sounds together. Don’t get me wrong I love this app I just need to use these new sounds!!!!!! I am literally losing my mind!!!!!! Please please please please upgrade the MacBook GarageBand!!!!!!!!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Great
punisheddoom on 2/8/2018
Can you guys add metal loops please...and more dubstep and trap please
Bla
ghfgjbfn on 2/8/2018
Ok I have not even been able to play this game yet😒 it takes so long to download
Great Music Making Program
TehDittyDude on 2/8/2018
This is great! I like making my own music projects into GarageBand. I have been doing it since 2015. I got piano, guitar, drums, and all those cool stuff. You should download it to if you are looking for a music making program.
More instruments
guy with way to many pictures on 2/8/2018
Let me start by saying I LOVE this app but I was wondering if you guys could add a harpsichord, saxophone, and bagpipe?
Love this app
ScrillaXx on 2/8/2018
I feel like a pro
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Category: Music
  • Released: Mar 10, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Dec 05, 2017
  • Version: 2.3.2
  • Size: 1772.9 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • 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;