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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.

GarageBand App Description & Overview

The applications GarageBand was published in the category Music on 2011-03-10 and was developed by Apple. The file size is 1.62 GB. The current version is 2.3.7 and works well on 12.1 and high ios versions.

• Supports keyboard commands when using a Smart Keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard
• Adds the Wah stompbox pedal and Face Control to Smart Guitar
• Provides stability improvements and bug fixes

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GarageBand Reviews

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Can’t download  xjsn jsnjddk  1 star

Help! I can’t download this on my iPhone XS. I deleted when I got it but now I need it for a ringtone.


hElp  jdjwbdif  5 star

IT wOnt dOWnlOad bUt I Have eNoUgh sTorAge


5 Fricken Stars!!!!  chazz0044  5 star

I am 12 years old, and working on my audition to American Idol, don’t ask, but it is such a help, I just wanna be able to play the drums and guitar and sing, and this provides all of it.


PLEASE DO THIS  chaunceyharris2  5 star

I really hope the developers of GarageBand put TRAP music sound effects in the hip hop loops or something at least and please put voice changers like auto tune and stuff like that cause I'm trying to make a real trap/hip hop song on here but there is no way. PLEASE SEE THIS


5 no le daría 30 estrellas  Eggie7773  5 star



So much easier then the computer version  Foxzzforlife  5 star

On my Mac,I have GarageBand And it’s hard On my phone I have GarageBand And it’s a amazing experience

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Need a lot of improvements BIG TIME!  Byonic the hardstylehead  1 star

Ok I been using this app for almost 4 years, then all The sudden I’m dealing with some unnecessary issues like for example.. every single time I try to edit my projects I able to correct my mistakes with no problem.... all the sudden my projects keep disappearing...when I try to open the app even I try to create another project or deleting most of my other softwares on iPad or whatever device you use and is still keep saying storage is nearly full which is making it more difficult to try solve a problem then try not making it worst I just hope there’s new update sometime this point and hopefully they fix these issues before thinking about not using it again... I hope I didn’t offended anyone because of my criticism it’s a basic and the best app that you can easily produce your projects but other then that I hope everything will be back to normal As Soon As Possible.


Why can’t I do harmony without “optimizing performance”  Jaybojymjunkie  3 star

Hi, I have a huge problem with this app and I need answers now. I love this app. I love making my own covers of songs using the instruments and voice recorder. But there is a problem. Usually when I try adding harmony to my songs, the recorder counts down 1 and then stops, and then the optimizing performance comes up, and then I can’t play or record. I go back out of my song to try to fix it, but then once I go back, the app crashes and after it crashes it still won’t work and it goes in a pattern. Please fix this bug so that I can use the app normally again. P.S I’m using an iPhone 6s.


STOPPED PLAYING MY TRACKS 😡  Awesome8086  2 star

Dear Apple, I am a musician, I use GarageBand very frequently, and I’m very frustrated with it right now. Actually, I’m often frustrated because GarageBand has ridiculous requirements of available storage to be able to “optimize” a song, and often after “optimizing” some of my tracks don’t play at all. I want controls in settings for the “optimization” process, to be able to not automatically “optimize,” which is often buggy and a waste of time, and instead I’d like to be able to manually optimize from settings at my discretion. What has frustrated me today is the undying persistence of the app’s refusal to play any vocal tracks. Which is kind of important for a songwriter. And, as coincidence would have it, this problem came up right after “optimizing.” I closed and re-opened the app. I restarted my iPad. Several times. Still, GarageBand refused to play tracks. I only have about an hour a day to work on my projects, and it’s very frustrating to have that time WASTED by “optimization” and app failure. The first thing you can do to fix my dissatisfaction with this app is respond to this review so that I know someone saw it. If you have any quick fixes in the app or on my iPad that I can do to solve the problem, I’d love to hear. But if not, please fix the app. The last Apple device I’m holding onto is this iPad, just for GarageBand, and if it’s not going to work then I have no reason to continue using Apple products of any kind. Sincerely, A frustrated starving artist

Tyler, The Sheator

Why Won’t it delete and comeback  Tyler, The Sheator  5 star

So a good month ago I deleted GarageBand because it was taking up too much storage. Then a random box would appear on my home screen that say “MobileGarageBand” and when I click it a black screen appears, and it takes me back to my homepage. When I go to the App Store and look Up the app it just says open. When I click open it does the same thing. How do I get the app back??

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Ok  woooo hoooo!  4 star

It’s really good and stuff but I think you could add instructions


Garage band  charliepitt65  3 star

It’s an amazing app but I was working hard on a song it got deleted


Ggggg  doofy3  5 star



Garage Band  LJF THE REVIEWER 34  4 star

Great variety of loops spread across lots of different genres. Very good playback quality. But the Vocal Recording could use a bit of improving due to a sort of muffled sound when playing the recording.

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Thank you letter  maddison louise whelan  5 star

Thank you for making this app It really helped me learn to use Instruments Sincerely Maddison Louise Whelan


Great app  dancegirlsoph  5 star

Awesome work

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Garage band  Holly+Abbey on stopm  3 star

It is pretty good for somethings I think and helps people trying to sing or drummers or people like that do that kinda things easily, pretty good


Bug fixes would elevate this app to professional level.  macdrown  3 star

I’ve used GarageBand professionally live as an alternative to Ableton or Mainstage for nearly 8 years. The patches are damn good but man there’s a lot of bugs, particularly in the Live Looping function. If you have your own custom samples tracked to a keyboard, you won’t be able to redownload songs from the cloud because of “missing samples” that can’t be shared or fixed. Please fix.


Easy to Use  Parent13  4 star

Takes a little getting used to, but is a great way to sketch out a track, sound assistance provided and editing options. Great fun


Great app  dykehid  1 star

This app helps me do my work and it is very good. *mood swing* THIS IS THE SHITTEST APP EVER


Beat sequencer  B1gR33  3 star

I was just using GarageBand, and, i would create the beat i want on the sequencer but some certain blocks would not play when i played it back for some reason. Help please

Phenex Lajin

Needs alil more  Phenex Lajin  3 star

Love this app because it helps me make my own score and music for my own films, but rating it a 3 BECAUSE the lack of instrumental selection. I would love saxophone, or clarinet even a trumpet selection?


HAPPINESS!!!!!  Raerae83kristo  5 star

this is the best. App. EVER!!!!!! It lets me make my own ringtones!


Needs work  wyatt087644  1 star

So this app it’s ok but when I get songs and I try to put it as my ringtone on my Iphone6s+ is just goes to the vibration sound.

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This is making me angry!😡😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬  happy face 47  2 star

If you are going to have a undo button then add a redo button because I accidentally hit the undo button when I was trying to hit the button that put you to the start of the song and then I got mad that this stupid app did not have a redo button because I spent a long time of my time to make this just for it get undone because if you hit the dumb undo button one time it just ruins the whole song I spent time of my day working on!🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬so just add a redo button! Anything would work. just add a way to redo your song so I don’t have to spend the rest of my day thinking about how dumb it it to have a way to ruin something by accident and no way to fix it! So dumb!!!!!!!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😾😾😾😾😾😾😾🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️😤😤😤😤😤😤😠😠😠😠😠☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️🥺🥺🥺🥺😔😔😣😣😟😖😫😕😕🙁😩


CAN'T EDIT DRUM KITS.  Ghostyraven  1 star

The hugest complaint I have is that you build a custom set of drum samples in any way. MAKE DRUM KITS EDITABLE.


Good but…  BaconPugPLAZ  4 star

Okay, this app is great but I made the mistake of Offloading apps I don’t need automatically And my VERY MEAN IPAD DELETED THIS! Now I can’t download it! It says sorry your version is too high PLEASE FIX!!!!!!


It sucky  fuftrdeswsutch  1 star

I’m disappointed


?  singhshady_  2 star

I love using this app but something needs to be done about this one issue, sometimes when I open the app and try to tap the plus sign to make a new track, it won’t open, neither will my previous tracks that I’ve made.. everything else works except for those.

Pixelated Bro

Pretty useful.  Pixelated Bro  4 star

I really like the new dreamy-type synths and stuff, but the instrument I’ve always wanted was a saxophone. You can’t really make any type of jazz music with only French horn and a brass ensemble...that’s only one of my complaints.

Matthew Dooley

Good but...  Matthew Dooley  4 star

I love it but there's no sound library in iOS 10 running on the iPad 4. Ummm....

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Great  im such a damn troll  4 star

Garage band is a great app idea for musicians, like me to record songs on an app so I can replay it and test on my piano. You don’t have to be a musician, in fact, before I even knew how to play I always had fun with garage band! Very good app also to have fun with if your bored, no WiFi connection required so you can play on the go. Not only can you record tons of backing tracks but you can also record your voice. Rapping,singing,talking or anything will work! Highly recommended for musicians and people who like playing with stuff. All over, GREAT APP!

j and gee

Download speed  j and gee  1 star

Super slow to download, and by super slow I mean literally a week. Sorry if your phone glitches, and by sorry I mean good luck downloading it haha


Please release update to view track times  StaceyKIRL  2 star

Hi GarageBand people Please let us see the track time! It’s absolutely insane not being able to see the track time. Please & thank you SK xoxo


Brilliant  hnul  5 star

I am not exaggerating when I say this is the best thing Apple have ever done. As a musician who is not too into technology this is a life saver. It’s the reason why all my devices are Apple. I started off with the app on my phone, then iPad, then Mac and now I got my own professional album - and all from been able to work out my songs and progress with GarageBand. Amazing. Unbeatable 👍


Steel Drums  zach.doug  5 star

Great app, I use it everyday but I have a suggestion for another sound; Maybe add a steel drum sound in the keyboards 🤷‍♂️


Terrible  Ejdolan  2 star

Look the tunes and the live loops are ok but the stupid game keeps freezing and it eats your battery really quick NEEDS WAY MORE IMPROVEMENTS 😤😤😤😤


Very hard to use  instinctive_mediaworks  3 star

I'm a very seasoned professional music producer with 20 years of experience in large studios, and I have worked with pretty much every DAW on the planet. However, this app is so incredibly confusing and "non-standard", I didn't manage to even add a basic track to it after half an hour of trying. I'm sure Apple are meaning well and the app is free after all, but seriously, the user interface needs to be rethought from the ground up.

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A lot missing  2008 club penguin was better  2 star

There are many basic chords missing such as E, D, and Bm however good other than the many missing chords


I love it  JamesCarrie  4 star

But can I say, a metal drum kit, with 2 bass drums would be great!

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