• Category: Music
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Android
55,251 Ratings
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GarageBand App

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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GarageBand app reviews

  • Eh ... 2/5

    By ricky_pickle
    This app should be used for writing out a melody in your head, but it in no way compares to Fl Mobile for producing or using plugins and loops. Personally I like using it on the go for piano, but to me most of the instruments sound the same. Using the Beat Sequencer is also a pain, as you can’t half time or speed up a single part of the drum kit. If you want to get the sound you want for piano or drums it’s just best to take the time to use the Edit feature to put in the notes. That’s said I do like GarageBand’s usefulness for on the go and it is great for a free app. But if you are looking for a better option Fl Studio Mobile is a way smarter choice.
  • Good, but Apple Can Do Better 2/5

    By aquasloth
    GarageBand is a great, easy-to-use way to write and record songs. The problem is when you compare GarageBand to other mobile DAWs and its desktop equivalent. I think at this point the hardware (iPad/iPhone and especially iPad Pro) is sufficient enough now that Apple can quit kidding themselves and actually put some work into upgrading this app. There are STILL drummers in desktop GarageBand that are missing in the mobile app. There is STILL not a master track feature (you can mess with the visual EQ curve, but you can’t apply AUv3 effects to the master track). You can’t import your own samples into the Beat Sequencer, nor can you mix and match different drum kit pieces in a single Beat Sequencer track. The DLS Music Player plugin that enabled one to use soundfonts in desktop GarageBand has yet to be ported to iOS. There is STILL no way to mix and match cabinets with guitar amps in the Guitar Amp feature, and the stomp effects for the guitar amps are the same as were offered when the app launched EIGHT YEARS AGO (whereas desktop GarageBand, of course, has multiple cabinet and stomp effects options). The downloadable sound pack option would be a great idea if Apple put the time in to consistently offering new sounds instead of every six months. New Mellotron sounds were introduced in desktop GarageBand; where are they in iOS GarageBand? I understand there’s a reason to keep things simple for the educational/youth market, but I think enabling some advanced features for some more experienced users (and those who also work in Logic) would be extremely welcome and would elevate the current environment for iOS music making. We’ve recently seen developers like Eventide and Fab Filter bring their professional plugins to the iOS market, but it doesn’t mean anything if Apple doesn’t also bring their A-game to the environment. Besides, today is the start of the NAMM show, and you haven’t updated this app in 8 months! Apple, you could be getting more people excited about making music on iPads and iPhones, but you don’t spend the time and effort. Sad, really.
  • Zminorbeatz 5/5

    By zmoneybeats
    You should add ghost note and gross beat and more plug from fl studio and flp from fl studio you guys need new update
  • Love it 5/5

    By Tortrix08
    It’s fun, easy to use, and you can make great songs on it.
  • What can i say except 5/5

    By @peely111707
    It’s awesome
  • Why?????? 3/5

    By Koolhawk
  • Great app 5/5

    By Jona111000
    The only problem is when I’m loops the repeater is kind over broken
  • More options please 4/5

    By regino001
    The app is very good, but if you guys give us the option to organize the signal chain as a real rig gig would be amazing, if we can chose how to en where to put the effects head amps even chose cabinet
  • Please fix connection to soundcloud 2/5

    By Width of shoddy
    I spent forever on a song and signed in to share to soundcloud and it corrupted my entire song, how u gonna do me like this
  • Couldn’t Recommend it Enough!!!!! 5/5

    By Martin Yakes
    GarageBand on the outside can be judged and underestimated in its potential. I started using GarageBand mobile as a beginner in the journey of producing as sort of a starting point. It’s been 5 years and I still use GarageBand. I officially announced I am a GarageBand mobile producer. There is literally nothing GarageBand can’t do if you spend enough time working with it. Yes, there are some minor issues and bugs it has, but what program doesn’t? Praise for GarageBand.
  • Garage Band 2/5

    By appaullo
    I wish I can create a instrument
  • Good app 5/5

    By thahardestout
    Good for practice
  • DO NOT use this if a Musician 1/5

    By JadenGamer37
    Sometimes I will move the beat I have and it will be put on the mic part where all my vocals where and it deleted all that. Please fix this
  • Garage Band is so great! 5/5

    By Andreina DeGrave
    This app is perfect for me. I have made a few songs on it. I really like all the instruments and I have some of the packs. I love them drums also because they are one of my favorite instruments. So that's pretty fun. I make all kinds of stuff with the instruments and it's great. Thanks for reading this. 👍
  • Lost a few good songs 2/5

    By kdndbdudjeodyenrkvufn
    Went through my library searching for some of my songs I wanted to work on, turns out they were deleted and I was unable to recover them, so now all I have is the audio files. I may be wrong but I believe it was for storage management; poor management in my opinion. Songs that are most recently worked on shouldn’t be offloaded to iCloud. I had a lot of smaller projects I wasn’t working on that I was able to open, and the other bigger projects that I wanted to work on were offloaded. Fast forward to today, four of them have magically disappeared. I can see if this was to free up storage, but I still receive the message: “There is not enough storage to optimize this song” Overall, good studio, but thumbs down for not being able to manage which songs you want to keep My apologies if this explanation seems confusing
  • :D 5/5

    By FireWork517
    I’ve always wanted to make music! Even my brother won’t stop using it XD
  • Can’t hear it 3/5

    By Klumpnugget
    So I finally got it to work for me and set it up. But whenever someone calls me, the sound is so low you can barely hear it. No matter how much I adjust the volume.
  • Pepsi 4/5

    By Semen Con Nachos
    I ran out of Pepsi brand soft drink so rob bank
  • Great 👍 app except 1 thing 5/5

    The only thing that annoys me is that it won’t let you merge songs. Other then that it is amazing 😉.😻😻😻😻😻😻😺😺😺😺😺😺😸😸😸😸😸😸😹😹😹😹😹😹😽😎😎😎😎😎😝😝😝😝😝😝🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😉😉😉😉😉😉😍😍😍😍😍😍🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😘😘😘😘😘😘🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😀😀😀😀😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😄😄😄😄😄😄😁😁😁😁😁😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😊😊😊😊😊😊🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂😝😝😝😝😜😜😜😜😋😋😋😋😛😛😛🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
  • Yeet 4/5

    By little gameing hood
    I only need to save songs the end bye
  • Omg 5/5

    Best app ever!!!!!!!!🙂🙂😎😎😀😀😄😄
  • Amazing 5/5

    By bolt226
    Honestly the best app anyone who loves music should have. No in app purchases so everything is open to everyone. AND ITS FREE!!!
  • Put in more Instruments use in orchestras! 3/5

    By Stoptendo
    It’s a great app but it’s missing ONE genre of making music. I wanna creat orchestra like music! Like Beethoven like musics! Come on guys! Please?!? I’ll give y’all a 5 star if y’all do it!
  • Help 5/5

    By A randome stranger person 222
    Ok so I love this app but I deleted it for space a long time ago and want to redownload. I’ve deleted all but two deletable apps on my phone and it says I have used 16.4 GB of 64 GB BUT I CANT DOWNLOAD THIS APP, it says I don’t have enough storage space! so can someone explain what’s going on
  • Hi. 5/5

    By hihellohihello.
  • ? 3/5

    By !?!?!?!? idont know
    Hey I kinda I don’t like it there is nothing wrong with it but I guess if you’re a drummer or a piano person or something this would be a good app to play/practice it is just when I am bored 😑 and I have nothing to do then I will go on it😒😒😒😕😕😕😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😤
  • GarageBand is amazing! 5/5

    By Nortonisterrible101
    I’m a singer and musician and I don’t have any way of recording my music. With GarageBand, I can! I can record all different parts of the song! Lead vocals, backup vocals, guitar and piano! Also with the app, u can teach yourself how to play an instrument! You can even auto tune! Everyone should have this app!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎤🎧🎼🎹🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻💙💜💖💝
  • Need help. 5/5

    By bgavvvkclclckkdl
    I switched the loops over and my loops aren’t playing just besides my bass line I came up with . Please help me to to fix it
  • Garage band 1/5

    By tefhgdxbhh
    This app won’t download.
  • Why!?! 2/5

    By Munchovich
    Please make the app accessible to ALL iPhone users!!! PLEEEEEAAAAAAAASEEEEE!!!
  • Big boy Ben kenobi 5/5

    By big boy ben kenobi
    Hello there, this app is nice and squeaky Also this is Awesome Anakin skywalker I’ve got to say that THIS IS WHERE THE FUN BEGINS
  • a 4/5

    By KatsumiGamz
  • Spectacular app overall 4/5

    By 55rtn&ftn45*66&575gr&
    It’s the best musical app you could use on an android or apple device but some things I find are unnecessary like the drum kit. I mean who would actually use that and once I wanted to do smart drums but it just took me to this drum kit and I find it kinda irritating but I would still recommend for all ages
  • Almost There 4/5

    By Tone Jonez
    This is the most stable DAW on iOS right now and it’s a wonderful program!! The only thing I ask is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add an option to export multi-track stems on the next update! PLEASE lol! Soloing and Exporting one track at a time takes a long time and the merge audio method doesn’t work for some external apps. Being able to export a whole project with separated stems at the click of a button would be amazing!!! PLEASE! Also please provide a way to turn off auto-normalization!!
  • Are you spying on me?? 2/5

    By michellle.kk
    I was on the phone with my mom and a red banner appeared at the top with “garage band” on it! That happens when it’s using the microphone, but anyway, it’s an OK app.
  • I want to use wind instruments, but they’re not there! 3/5

    By YourLittleSylveon
    I’m a beginner music maker, and I’ve been playing in a school band for a lot of my life, so I grew up loving wind instruments like flute, trumpets, etc. but as of July 10, 2019, there doesn’t seem to be an option to get them. I searched for extensions to add to GarageBand so that I may use the more traditional instruments, but I couldn’t find anything. All I have is the computerized digital percussion, some strings I don’t know how to use (yet), and a piano which I’m unable to really use because on my phone screen, the accents and attacks on the instrument are very spontaneous and annoying. It’s a good app, don’t get me wrong, but no matter where I look, I can’t find any instruments I know what to do with in a composition (i.e. wind instruments). There also doesn’t seem to really be a good way of making music box music in it no matter how hard I try (I try using the Sweet Bells on the piano setting, but even after messing with the sound settings it still doesn’t feel right). The reason I point these things out is because I want to create more traditional or fantasy-based music. It would be nice to be able to create some ethereal music without struggling to find the instruments. Other than that, the app is wonderful and intuitive. I intend to keep using it, just so long as I have access to wind instruments and hopefully a music box-like instrument. Thank you for your time!
  • Best 5/5

    By Daxidaddy
    The best
  • Um... 4/5

    By K2-S0 is funny
    Ok so this is scary. What happened was I was recording, and I was using the FX. I played around with it, and it was good. But then it started acting like crazy. It would do buttons I didn’t even push, making it sound horrible. I tried pushing the stop buttons, but it was still going... I tried getting out... it wouldn’t let me... I turned off my phone, and the sound was still going... shudder shudder... this usually doesn’t happen, hope I don’t wake up to full-blast music. Other parts are good though, easily shared. The only thing holding back the 5 stars is this bug.
  • One thing id wish you’d add 4/5

    By yeeesss!!😍
    So the app is great for making music but i wish that you could sort of publish your music and send it to people for them to save or at least be able to make your song a video That is all i ask of
  • i can’t hear any audio 3/5

    By tfcvl
    the app is great, but i can’t hear what i’m creating...
  • FIX THIS 1/5

    By SonicBoom1889
  • Great start 4/5

    By EngineerMama
    Fun app to explore various stringed instruments and even keyboards, but there’s NO Ukulele! :( If they added a Ukulele pack, then it would be 5-star.
  • not great now..... 2/5

    By onionneb
    i normally LOVE this app but it’s crashing at every turn now. i can’t even make a new file without it immediately crashing and corrupting it. needs to be fixed ASAP.
  • A few issues 3/5

    By Silkpaw from Duskclan
    It takes up a huge amount of storage on my phone but I still keep it because it’s the best music creator app on the App Store but still with the storage.
  • Awesome but needs work 4/5

    By nynyperfect
    Awesome app and very worth it but recording with the microphone on there is weird. Everytime I speak into the Jawn, it never picks up but when I tap my phone, I here the sound
  • Best music app but 5/5

    By KnownasK
    Please make a new update
  • Best Music app ever 5/5

    By fruits112010
    I love this music especially loops because i don’t know how to play music don’t listen to loop haters Because they’re not smart at all
  • Crap 1/5

    By N.N.T.
    This app was my favorite up until recently. I've been having issues with creating a ringtone. Every time I try, it continues to give me an error message. I've even downloaded different apps to create a tone just to be sure if it's garage band. Please fix so that I can change my rating and continue to use this app.
  • App is okay 4/5

    Need more pads, different 808 bass, more piano bass, different beat pads (rap/ hip hop style, chill style, pop style, reggae) , need more toppers, different melodies, different everything. I know yall can see which ones are used the most so swap some out. -Zaybo

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