GarageBand [Music] App Description & Overview

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 Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 14 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 to 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 Touch Instrument
• 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

* 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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- Pretty Good...

I like this app a lot and I honestly think that once I get better at producing music, that this could be a go to for me until I get to a professional stage in my career. The only problem is that there aren’t a lot of sound packs to choose from and it kind of gets boring after a while hearing the same sounds over and over again in almost all of your songs. So I think there should be more sound packs to choose from and that there should be more loops as well cause anytime I look through there it’s always very repetitive and boring. I also think there should be a quick tutorial cause I’ve had a lot of friends delete this app just because it was hard to navigate through and figure out what was what and where they could edit certain loops or some of their own samples at. It doesn’t have to be suuuper long but it should just go over the basic aspects of the app and where everything is at so that it’s easier for new producers to find stuff. Overall I’d recommend downloading this app cause it’s worth the while (at least until it gets old and boring but I still get on sometimes) I almost forgot to add that I also think it’d be a nice feature if you were to add a hidden loops list where you can remove loops from the general list and specific genres and things so that whenever you’re looking for some good loops you don’t come across the ones you know you’ll never use or just don’t vibe with.

- Let’s Do It!

This is a fabulous app that is an absolute Must for writers/arrangers who get stuck alone (not good) at airports, parking lots, Etc .. The sounds are absolutely fabulous! I could pick nits and say that on cannot press the drum-stick into the drumhead depressing just enough to tighten the next strike to a different semi-tone ... but I won’t. It is great for mapping out numerous tracks of a song in your head with symphonic strings or Japanese instruments (of which I had never heard) but which sound very Celtic. It is a candy store with invisible, one -way lids: they keep the candy clean but you can reach right through and grab whatever you need for the next part of your song! It is absolutely almost all of the “Jetson-type“ musical things about which I dreamt as a child. Everything for a complete rainy afternoon at my fingertips! If you can imagine it, most likely you can write it on this with the use of myriad tools. It’s learning curve is practically idiot proof – as attested to buy my ability to use it with such ease. Get this wonderful app and open up all the windows you can find As You Need and use them: choose a few at the beginning and find out how incredibly wonderful it is as you add on to your knowledge and your abilities. I am waiting to hear that someone has used this for an entire movie score ... it will not be long in coming – if it hasn’t already happened! Thank you for presenting this app to all of us to use it! It is almost God-given!

- Almost Perfect

Allow me to start by saying that I’ve been using GarageBand for 3+ years and it is beyond comparison. Out of hundreds of apps on the App Store, it is by far the most user friendly I have ever been able to use. As somebody who was teaching themselves how to write music, the interface is almost always very helpful and easy to understand, even if you aren’t very knowledgeable of music in the classical sense. Although not everything about it is completely obvious, it is absolutely worth it to spend time playing around with and discovering new tricks and settings, that aid or streamline the music writing process. That being said, if there is anything about GarageBand that I don’t like, it is the sustain pedal glitch. It’s the only thing I would consider to be a flaw that truly compromises the effectiveness of the app. When adding/deleting/edited the lengths of sustains on music (particularly piano, as that is what I work with most often), I’ve frequently ran into a myriad of recurring issues; sometimes a sustain will still play even after it’s been deleted, or after shortening a sustain pedal it will still play at its original length. All in all, however much I dislike the issues with the usage of the sustain pedal feature, any grievance I have with that is dwarfed by my admiration of this app and my appreciation of the undoubtably talented people who put energy into making music so easy.

- ...

I’ve been using this app for almost four years now, during a time which I knew close to nothing about music. After playing around for a solid year, this gave me a good grasp on the central workings of music, from a steady beat to more classical elements. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of pack additions, especially in the last year or so. However, I do have some critiques. 1: I know it’s possible on some other interfaces, but there must be a way to look at the tracks and the instrument at one time. Going back and forth hasn’t been the best experience for me. 2: this is a little petty, but the loops need to be organized better. The fact that I have to look up ‘piano’ instead of just putting it into an instrument is ridiculous. Also, adding onto this, there should be more loops of different time signatures. 3: This is probably the worst of my critiques; where is Macne nana. I’ve heard of rumors that she was created by GarageBand, (hence the Mac) and I’d love it if there was any sort of text to song audio that could be used, especially if it worked the same as the sampler, or maybe even the smart drummers. Overall, this app is probably the best mobile music creation app I’ve used. The rest cost money for what can be done for free here.

- Apple PLEASE read!

Hello my name is Caleb. I’ve been using garage band for many years now and I’ve always loved it from the start however there is a problem that I’ve run into recently that I hope you can fix. It’s a strange problem actually but garage band still deserves 5 stars anyway. So when I started using garage band there wasn’t as much content as there is now, less then a third probably. I was easily inspired to make music and could make neat catchy tunes every other day but now it’s harder to do that because there’s SO MUCH content it’s overwhelming because besides the five main things (guitar, vocals, drums, strings, and piano) there so many sounds like synths, bass, leads and such that I never know where to begin and I lose all interest in my creation, but I think that if you put a “sample” button on each sound so that we can hear just a single note at middle C or -1C for bass that would instantly get rid of the problem. Most of the time I know what sound I want but I can’t find it and I have to select a sound, play my song, and see if it’s the right one which takes to long with there being hundreds of choices. There might be this sound sample feature already and I just don’t know how to use it but if not please consider adding it. It would help so much and I’m sure I’m not the only one who would thank you.

- Issue recording vocals stops recording and doesn’t record anything you’ve recorded

Anyone know how to solve this recording stopping no matter how I record anything thru physical mic on iPhone 6s it use to record just fine. I’m about to purchase an iMac Pro and midi keyboard. Over the years I’ve tried all the daws garage band I can actually have finished work. I absolutely love it! MacBook experience wasn’t the best but it was an MacBook from 09 iPad Pro super impressed! So I can’t wait till I get the iMac Pro! I’m holding an pretty chart rank currently 17th global and 14th national chart rank. Trying to maintain this momentum until the iMac. GarageBand you tha best well tie with logic minus the new samples and loop packs! Alltho I use external more I still love physically playing the instruments that’s super dope! I now know how to play piano/keyboard and never played before. Does anyone know how to fix this recording stopping? Space seems to be the issue as always. Haha so I’m sure it’s the space problem. I deleted the app and re downloaded it and permanently lost roughly 20-25 new projects. Keep the live instruments coming definitely pretty dope! Especially playing drums and keyboard definitely give GarageBand an overall 6+ stars if I could cut samples that would be nice. Much love GarageBand been with ya guys and only you for almost 5 years now. -Khanflik-d

- I want to use wind instruments, but they’re not there!

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!

- Ok I have some problems.

By: —————— So I think this app is pretty good but when it comes to making your own stuff there is a bad bad problem. I have no problem with creating stuff already made but today me and my mom wanted to create our own song on it and I used a lot of the loops. And then finally when I was about to hit record button, THE APP TOOK ME OUT OF IT AND I LOST ALL OF MY PROGRESS. (It crashed) It took me almost an hour just to get some of it done. And now all of the progress is gone and I really think that you need to fix that because if that’s gonna happen to every single time you make a new song by yourself that’s not created all ready, then you’re gonna have a lot of people saying the same thing. Maybe you can fix that bug in another update! Please do it because I am very mad at the game and I don’t want that to happen ever again. Overall i give it a three-star because the app allows you to still create songs that great so I gave you five stars for that but then I’m like im about I create my own song and then that happened so that’s why I took away 2 stars. But I still hope that you guys can make GarageBand way better than it is right now but I don’t mean that in a bad way because I already said that I like it I just don’t like it too much because it crashed. so please fix that because I don’t want this app to be on my bad app list for the rest of my life.

- Needs to be solved

So I have been using this app since the iPhone 5s. And I have a major complaint it is a major book for those who are using voiceover with GarageBand. It’s a book Apple needs to take care of. I am a voiceover user myself and I have been having this issue. Whenever you would like to add compression, change your EQ, add reverb, or echo, or any really cool affect like reversing the track, changing the speed so if you were trying to make those rap style high hats, or adding other great effects. Garage band will not let you, as soon as you close out of your mixer it erases all of the things you’ve done. Matter of fact it doesn’t even add DFX it’s like you never even added them. I have been dealing with this bug, since I started using this app I have never been able to successfully add any of those amazing plug-ins garage band will not even change the sound of your recording, as soon as you go and increase or decrease the amount of compression reverb or like I said any of the other affects, and you close out of the mixer and prepped play to hear your track it doesn’t add them, then you go back to your mixer and look at it and see they’re all back down to 0% Apple please please fix this issue, recordings with sound so much better when you can actually affect the sound. This bug has been going on long enough. On behalf of me and other voiceover users a like please fix this issue

- Recording Sections Limit Usefulness

I was told GarageBand is a great free Apple app that’s easy to use to start recording my podcast. Free, easy to use, Apple app, yes, but not that great for podcast recording. When I set out to try out the various features offered like adjustable line-in mic, monitor, and noise gate along with pitch controls and such I was very excited. The letdown came when I was ready for my first take. I wanted to make sure I could "spit my truth" for my full 15 minutes of fame. Now, I’m not a musician so I don’t think in terms of tempo, bars, sections, and time signatures. Unfortunately, GarageBand only allows 26 sections at 8 bars each, and adjusting tempo and time signature was no help at all. After ~4 minutes of recording I realized I had used almost 12 sections which gives me a maximum recording time of 10 minutes. Now I’m sure that’s phenomenal for musicians nailing down a riff, bridge, solo, chorus, or massive vocal track, and I’m not foolish enough to think that this app isn’t specifically designed for musicians. Yet, I still think there’s a slight loss of functionality, and opportunity to expand GarageBand’s reach by not allowing unlimited recording and the addition of a timer or stopwatch for those who are not adept at music’s timing system. Voice actors, storytellers, life coaches, podcasters, etc. could all benefit from the simplicity and functionality of the GarageBand app with a few simple tweaks.

- Complaints about GarageBand

I love this app as it’s one of the only things I use on my Phone but as a beginner music creator, I have some complaints about various things. First off, notes snapping to the grid when you want to record certain rhythms and beats. For example, if you want to make triplets or a shuffle beat, it changes it to a straight beat, and as a beginner, I don’t know the exact placing of a triplet and while I can create a shuffle beat by editing the track, it’s super discouraging to do so because there’s no real reason to have it as a forced option. Second thing, sounds like the Violin, French Horn, and Brass Section are terribly delayed to the full attack of the sound. So if you put a note on beat 1, the full attack of the sound is an eighth of a beat later, so in order to counter that, you have to move the track over, and move notes accordingly (if it’s in the very beginning of the song). I’m also upset that this app doesn’t have sounds like a Saxophone for jazz solos and whatever else or Marching Percussion instruments (Snare, Bass Drums, and Quads/Quints) to either create a matching piece or for a stylistic piece that uses Marching Percussion instruments as well as maybe some synths. Maybe this app isn’t amazing so you upgrade to Logic Pro on a Mac and maybe all of these problems have been solved there, but for 5$, this app is great. I would expect GarageBand to fix that first issue though.

- 808s

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my request, as it is much appreciated. I have been using iOS GarageBand for about one and a half years now, and I must say that I have grown quite fond of the software, as it is exemplary in terms of simplicity and practicality. I have been making little beats and loops for some time, and while the features implemented are expansive, I wish to expand my creations by perhaps publishing music in the near future. I have a passion for music and would love to look to new opportunities. There are a few features which I wish could be added to the software. NOTE: if there are ways to achieve the following without updates, please let me know. So first, the 808 sound is quite lackluster, primarily considering modern rap/hip hop. Some examples of the 808 sound I have been trying to create can be heard in Meek Mill’s “Going Bad,” produces by Wheezy, and Trevor Daniel’s “Wild,” as well as “Mess,” produced by the members of Internet Money. I only have access to the iOS version of GarageBand, as I don’t have any Mac products. So if there is any way that I can recreate this sound, or if there are plans to implement this sound into one of the alchemy synth bases please let me know. I think this software is perfect, it’s just this particular sound that I’m after. Please let me know of any further changes or plans. Thank you for your time!

- Almost perfect

Ok so I’ve been using GarageBand seriously for 3 years. And I’ve enjoyed making beats on it. I truly have. I think it just needs a little bit of adjustment. One thing I request is to add in a saxophone sound. I’ve been trying to make a chill beat with a saxophone in it and I’m not gonna buy a saxophone for this one beat. Another thing is to have tuned drum kits. For example, in the FL studio you can use a hi-hat sound, but it on a piano roll, and make a cool effect where if you make a quick chromatic sequence, it has a cool ascending hi-hat sound. I have one last request. Auto-tune. Now you don’t have to, but it would be a cool little feature to have on GarageBand. Like say I were to record me singing one note, say middle C. I would like for that note to change into other notes. Like if I recorded myself singing the note C, and the word “office”, and both syllables were on beat, each syllable could be different notes, or to make it more complicated, divide the syllables by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes and so on and so fourth. Ok that got complicated. I just wanted to get the specifics about a possible new auto-tune feature. But so far the app is great I just request those three things. Have a great day!

- Essential for songwriters

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!

- Better than fl studio mobile

I can't stop giving this app props because this is honestly the greatest music producing app so far... I'm actually in love with GarageBand the fact that there's so much to it actually makes me hype every time I get on the app. First timers will use the loops to create there songs that can tailor to there style. You can also add your own loops with the keyboard selection and synths. Millions of sounds that you can expand your arsenal with and it doesn't stop there. You can even download your own samples to expand your sound selection. Like I can record a note from my grand piano and turn it into its own song. This app will never die out as long as there is more and more sounds added to it. The only suggestion I'd add to GarageBand if I could. Would be to add more sound FX and chants. The essential to making genres of music is something that makes them memorable and the sounds that you can add will show it. I love this app and I hope it continues to grow because this potential already exceeds that of computer software. I can't wait for the community to grow more and more so that people won't have to spend 200 dollars on something when they can simply download a FREE app!!!

- I don't get it

GarageBand is good in some ways, not good in others, and completely ridiculous in others. It's good about keeping everything in sync, easy to create tracks, easy to mix down, and simple to use. But some things in GarageBand makes you scratch your head as to what they were thinking. One of the biggest ridiculous things I've found is dealing with segmented tracks. In song creation it's often necessary to create segmented tracks....add a part here....then another part further down the timeline within the same track. It's also beneficial to then be able to merge some of the segments into one so that you're only dealing with one item rather than several. 6his can be done easily with drum tracks (colored yellow) and touch instruments (colored green). However, recorded tracks such as vocals or plugged instruments or anything recorded (colored blue) CANNOT merge segments together. Why? I have no idea and neither does Apple support. There's no logical reason why you can't do this for recorded tracks. All tracks are waveforms. A waveform is a waveform. It doesn't matter how GarageBand categorizes it. It's still just a waveform. Drum loops are waveforms and segments can be merged. Touch instruments are waveforms and segments can be merged. Recorded tracks are waveforms but CANNOT be merged. Completely ridiculous.

- Headed in the right direction

I love what Apple’s done with GarageBand and GarageBand iOS over the past few years, and I’m glad that now you can import and playback MIDI files on GarageBand iOS. HOWEVER, I’m still waiting for Apple to allow the EXPORT of MIDI files FROM GarageBand Mac & iOS. That would be a feature I could use that would round out the app as a near-“proper” DAW. That aside, I love the Alchemy presets and all the ways you can tweak them to create your own unique patches, plus the great user interface which makes it easy to use for both people new to making/recording music and longtime producers/DAW users. I’d also like to throw in though, that while I don’t generally use them myself, as well-crafted as the (post-2016) built-in and downloadable loops are, they’re pretty much only for EDM and dubstep music, maybe occasionally scratching the surface of pop-trap beats and glitch-hop. I’d personally like to see more loops that lend themselves to old-school hip hop or something. P.S. — This is all coming from someone who has used multiple DAWs (GB being a constant usually) separately and together, for many different styles/genres of music, electronic and otherwise. 🙂

- Confused

I was hesitant in rating this app just yet, but I chose to give it only 3 stars due to the fact that I did notice this same problem on my old old iPad. So I recently purchased the iPad Pro 12.9, and from the start I was eager to play around with the app, thinking that I’d get a more pleasant experience with the new upgrade, my new iPad. But I was very disappointed. The problem I’m having, is how the sounds on the drum sets are not being consistent, in that the volume sways from low to high when hitting the snare drum for example, even though I’m playing an upbeat 60’s Rock style rhythm. Also, being a huge 60’s Rock, Indie and Punk Rock fan, I enjoy doing a lot of noisy-Rocky tough sounds, so continuously hitting the cymbals is a true disappointment. The end result in a recording is the on and off muting of the cymbals caused by the bass drum, making the drum recording sound almost like Dubstep, instead of say, the drumming on “You Really Got Me’’ by the Kinks. I’m still confused. Could it be an actual problem with my iPad, how can that be if it’s new? I guess I’ll have to get with their online tech support. If it is my iPad, I will come back and leave a new review and rating once I get to the bottom of this issue. I will say though, the clean guitar sounds amazing, I’ll give y’all that.

- It used to be super good...

GarageBand used to be awesome, it was my first music program and I loved it. Even when it first started out and it didn’t have as many features as it does now. However, over the updates and all, it’s performance has definitely dropped. It’s very laggy, it’s extremely buggy, I’ve had multiple files disappear (luckily iCloud saved me from that), and almost every single time the sustain doesn’t work properly. I record with sustain on and it plays with it off no matter how many times I keep putting the sustain on and it’s very annoying. When I tap on a key lightly it’ll play extremely loud but when I play it actually with force, it’s quiet and it happens multiple times. It’s made making music extremely frustrating and I stopped using this app. The MacBook version is much better but isn’t as portable and a lot of the keyboard sounds are nowhere to be found and it feels different and I don’t use it as often. Not only does the app itself feel laggy, but when using AIRPODS, APPLES OWN PRODUCT, it doesn’t even play correctly and there’s a huge delay when playing notes. Auxy and other music apps don’t have this problem when I use AIRPODS, so why is GarageBand BY APPLE having this sound delay when other non apple products are? It used to be 5 stars but I’m giving it 2 stars.

- Names

I like to change names around. I use this app to make ringtones. I had a song named x and I changed it to y. I named another song x afterwards, but when I dragged it into garageband it plays song y. Bruh. So I changed the name of the song in iTunes before using it in garageband. Big deal. I change the names of my ringtones around too. I had a ringtone named a in the past. I either deleted it or changed its name into something else. I made another ringtone which I want to call a. “The name is already taken.” T-T-T-WHUH?! No it’s not! Where? I looked around. Don’t see any files named a. I looked online for help. Google thinks I’m trying to start a band but my band’s name is taken. I’m not trying to start a band I’m just trying to makes ringtones and name them after tarot cards! Why is it that making ringtones is so tedious with apple anyways?! Just make it so we can make songs from ‘Music’ into ringtones! Then I wouldn’t be here complaining about garageband which I wouldn’t normally use in the first place! If naming wasn’t a problem I’d give this app anything but a 1, but for some reason naming IS a problem! Now what do I name my files after? Organs in the human body??? I got a 3 in ap bio which wasn’t good enough to transfer credits for college! Why is naming files of all things what I have a problem with???

- NO 2/4 Time template/background

It is absolutely amazing and astonishing that Apple provides as default time signature rhythm templates NO 2/2 or 2/4 patterns but only a 4/4 template. SERIOUSLY Apple??? Lemme guess re this UX design flaw: the designers are under 30 and listen only to 21st century white rock/pop stuff. This is where either having a UX person with some maturity can be helpful or at least a person with perhaps some actual music education - someone who not only has listened to but has studied the roots of American music much of which is based in 2/2 and 2/4 time signatures. Another way of saying this is that most of the folk songs and music every kid in America has grown up with not to mention the base of most popular music especially blues is based on a 2/2 or 2/4 time signature. Your little hot coders may have figured that mathematically a 4/4 signature can be adapted. FYI: Nope. And that’s why dearest Apple you have GOT TO RETURN TO USING PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE ARTS BACKGROUND as well as the coding chops... or just at least hire UX people over 12 years old. This is such a huge missing basic that I am using it as an example to students in the UX unit of my design and development program. FIX IN NEXT REV PLEASE!!! You have been told about this multiple times. It needs to be moved WAY up on the fix list.

- Hardstyle, and better sound quality

Please add more hard hitting instruments such as hardstyle or hardcore kicks like in a sound pack or something with hardstyle synths like sub zero project or d-sturb. Also, it would be good if you guys added punchy basses for psytrance. Basically garage band needs more music packs and it would be great to see an option with eq tampering and more effects for a single track. Sort of like FL studio but more simple. What would also be great is better sound quality, one main reason why I don't think I should use this app full time is because of the sounds. All of the keyboards and instruments seem that they need more treble and clear tone. Also we need more instruments in a project instead of 30 only. If this version of GarageBand had more tracks and higher BPM (for French core and hardcore) this would be a permanent option for me and I wouldn't have to pay extreme prices for an over complicated DAW. In conclusion, please add hardstyle, French core, and hardcore kicks (and synths). Make the sound quality better. And more effect tampering and eq tampering. Please read this.

- Love it! But I have a huge problem.

I love the app but I have a problem. I’m making a pretty long medley. Roughly 350 measures in total. It’s been playing back and working well. Every so often, it says “Optimizing performance…” which is pretty normal, although it takes a while. Anyway, it just happened, I waited, and somewhere in the middle I got a “storage almost full” alert. I let it finish optimizing, and then I went into settings and cleared roughly 8GB of data. I go back into GarageBand, and my audio wasn’t working. So I closed it and re-entered. It was working again, but cutting out at some parts. So I closed it again and reset my phone and tried again. After a few tries, I discovered that it now works all the way until about measure 219 or so, and then the audio cuts off. But it doesn’t cut off all together. Certain instruments go about one beat before the others. What is that all about? I would be really upset if I really just lost 100 measures of audio. Please respond to this or update or help me somehow. I’m really worried.


Okay the program works great, but once you add some FX, get ready for rage quit. The program will take at least four bars to get in time and in Tune for some weird reason and it’s quite annoying when you can’t get an idea out because the program is having ridiculous issues. On top of that, there has been multiple times where the program won’t even launch, and when it does all of my data isn’t there. It seems to be a serious hassle when your data isn’t there and you got to reset your iPad and reload the program 100 times before you can even enjoy yourself. I have even downloaded this programs most recent update along with my software update and these problems are still here. As far as I am concerned you people are lucky this program is cheap and is easy to work with when the issues are not present. As of right now, I wouldn’t even give this program a star for the problems that come along with it. And when the problems are fixed, I’d give it six.

- Some Suggestions?

Hello! I’ve been a fan of GarageBand for a long time now- back before the Alchemy Synth and the orchestral instruments were added. It’s been great making music, whether it’s covers of songs or my own creations, but I do have a few things to suggest. Key changes and tempo changes. When you’re working on a song, there are times when you realize, “Dang. This needs a cool change!” Here’s what I’m thinking: When you duplicate/add parts or edit them, there’s a switch for key/tempo changes. When you turn them on, the app will ask what key you want to change it to, or the tempo screen will pop up and say, “What tempo will your song be?” or something. 😂 Ukulele. Please. People may‘ve been asking for this already, but please, please add this in! It’s a cute sounding instrument and for those of us who don’t own one but want to use one in our music, who better to ask than the GarageBand team? Otherwise, it’s a great app, and I love using it. I haven’t experienced any bugs so far, and I’m happy I haven’t! Keep doing what you’re doing, guys! ❤️ Peace out! ✌🏻

- Awesome app!

GarageBand has become my best friend. I have been using it for about a year and a half now and have made over 100 songs on it. It is perfect for anyone who has a curiosity about making music. It is so easy to pick up and start using, and the learning curve is nice and progressive. To this day, I’m still learning new things about it! Such a little app contains so much power to create music of one’s own; it is truly second to none. The only reason it didn’t get its fourth star is because of bugs I’ve had to work around and one bad one that prompted this review. I recently had a bug pop up that would crash the app before it even opened. I couldn’t use it at all. I had to delete and reinstall the app and when I did, all of my songs were lost, even though they were saved in iCloud. There have also been other bugs that I had to work around in the past (most of which got fixed in the recent update), including reverse recordings not working and the recordings sounding way different than the loops they were recorded from. I do recommend this app to anyone wishing to start up in music, but beware of the bugs.

- It is SO detailed

So, all of the worse reviews are 100% because the users didn’t try hard enough or put in enough time on this app, because I’m not saying it easy for a beginner to use all of the complex features on this app. People who complained that they got discouraged when they couldn’t figure out the app, just keep trying, because there is honestly NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO with this amazing app. One motive for this review is that I felt bad for GarageBand getting beat down by all the bad reviews of people saying that it was bad because it was too hard or they just hadn’t figured it out yet. (no offense to those people) GarageBand is truly one of if not the best mobile music maker apps out there, you just have to put in the actual time and effort to unlock a world of musical possibilities. My only problem, and this started happening very very recently, is that now my device crashes whenever I try to open it up, but its no big deal because I’m sure that it’s just a problem with my device, and if not, it will be fixed soon. 😄😄

- Where’s The New Keyboard Collection Pack?

The iPhone Version of Garage Band got an update it’s a new Downloadable Keyboard Collection Pack. Is the New Pack going to be on the iPad OS Version cause I like using my iPad Air more than my phone when it comes to GarageBand because of better features on the iPad version. Please I hope whoever works at Apple and updates/works on GarageBand sees this review. It would make me very happy to see The new Keyboard Collection that was released as a downloadable sound Pack for the iPhones operating System be ported to iPad OS. Thanks so much for making one of my all time favorite apps. I would really like to see a 80s hair metal/80s metal/80s glam rock inspired pack. A pack that has guitar presets and loops that sound like Mötley Crüe, Poison, Bon Jovi, Warrant and RATT And many of the other influential 80s hair bands. In this pack there would be bass guitar loops and instruments, Guitar loops and instruments, synth/keyboard loops and instruments guitar loops and instruments and drum loops and instruments. Thanks so much for whoever at Apple took the time to read my review. I hope my Idea for a gaarageband sound pack works out and is do able. Also you could have Motley Crue, poison, Bon Jovi, RATT, Warrant create instrumental loops for garage band too.

- I love the App, but there’s room for improvement

As a blind musician, I want to say, this is by far the best app I’ve tried, and the most accessible. It’s very screen reader friendly, and works very well with apple’s built in screen reader, voiceover. However, there is something that I really think would make the experience better. When I customize the chords, for example, if I want a major 7th chord, when auto play is turned off, it plays the chord just fine, and it sounds exactly like a major 7th chord. When auto play is turned on, however, it only plays a major chord. It does not play the notes to make the major 7th chord. I’ve also noticed this in minor 7th chords. It will just play a regular minor chord in auto play. And it also doesn’t play 9th chords. Pretty much the custom chords have no auto plays that play the notes of the custom chord. Auto play only plays the basic major and minor chords respectively. I would really like to see an update that auto play will make the changes to custom chords. Other than that, very good, and I enjoy using it.

- Amazing App

I paid $100 for another DAW on my computer and have been using it for years, then I download GarageBand on my phone and find that I can do more on this app than I can on my expensive PC-operated DAW. Granted, if I understood the technical side of the production process better I'm sure I could get more out of the other DAW, but I don't have the time it takes to learn it, and Garage Band is very intuitive in comparison. So while it might be less powerful overall compared to FL Studio or Ableton, etc; in the hands of an average user like myself, GarageBand ends up being more powerful simply because it's easy to use. I think Apple knows that if they offer a high-quality, powerful and intuitive audio workspace for free that it gives people a reason to buy their products. So if you already have an iPhone or Mac, might as well take advantage of that access. It's crazy what you can do on the iOS app. I never would have thought I could work entirely from my phone and produce quality music.

- You can take this app more serious.

Apple has really stepped up the mobile DAW scene with this update. There's NO mobile software out there that's better than GarageBand right now. I don't use much samples in my work so the added mixing features helps me customize and bring out my sounds even better now and I can finally practice touching knobs before I buy a Macbook and really start working on tracks at a more professional level. I started using GarageBand a year ago and it just gets better and better. *UPDATE* So I'm 2 years into using this app and I really learned a lot. You can make underground level tracks using the app alone it has a ton of features and if you know what your doing you can create really cool sounds. I have the alchemy synths (via iPhone 6) and they sound great so far. The electric drum kits need a new update like the keyboards did they sound a bit outdated at times with the new sounds. I think an updated 808 trap kit would be good and a few more basses other than all the dubstep ones. A couple of amps for guitar/bass would also be pretty cool! A few extra mixing effects wouldn't be a bad thing either I really learned a lot with that new feature and it's really key for beat makers to become real producers. Also if you really read these reviews apple you should add to the mastering options a bit as well. Just a few more options to help introduce beginners to the world of engineering more. Great app though keep up the great work we appreciate it!

- I love this app but plz add!

So first of all you guys did a great job on this app but I would love it if you added more guitars so like a Stratocaster and more pedals because I actually play guitar and when I am away from it I like to play guitar related things so this is my go to app for that so I want the full experience of more pedals for all guitars and it would be nice if you added a ukulele and I would love it if you added more frets for the guitars on iPad but I don’t know what model my iPad is but plz add more frets, a few more guitars, more pedals, and I would love it if there was a way to palm mute or mute strings and a way to tune down your guitar while playing the app. So my overall review? I love this app but I just wish you could add a few more things so if you are a musician and you don’t have an instrument this will help and it’s fun too so devs at Apple keep up the good work and maybe make a shooting game on here because you guys are legendary so you could easily make that but anyway everyone I highly recommend this game!

- Surprisingly great

GarageBand is one of those music softwares that gets backlash because it’s “not professional” or because it’s “on a phone”. However, a quick look at all the new effects and instruments Apple has added to the newest version of the iOS GarageBand will nullify those criticisms. I have used GarageBand on my iPad and phone for three years now, and I have produced very good sounding music with it. Its pre-made synths are easy to play with and manipulate to the producer’s liking. If you are not content with your technical skills or musical connaissance, then Apple offers hundreds of loops, from beautiful synth chord progressions to distorted rock drum kits, that you can chop up and use in your songs. It is hard to see any flaw with the newest GarageBand. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in dipping their toes into production. And if music-making isn’t your goal for your future career, the app is still loads of fun and a good way to unload creativity and boost your imagination. Strong 5/5 for this app!

- Minor Problems

Although it’s a really great app for beginners, there are some really weird problems. Sometimes, when you play the song the audio just went crazy and play this really piercing, loud noise and if you’re turning the volume up for whatever reasons (for example, mixing with headroom), it’s just...CRAZY LOUD. You’ll also have to add features like, curve automations, automations for the FX, more frequently-used samples, automations for multiple knobs on a preset, more slots for plugins. Another problem is when you’re playing chords, sometimes one or two of the notes just mute itself and it sounds incomplete and really thin, there must be some technical issues because I’m sure I didn’t mute the note myself somehow and it’s supposed to play all of the notes at once. I also hate that the FX is applying to all of the instruments, rather than having an FX tab for each of them. And please add a sidechain plugin, it’s such a prominent, important effect in any popular songs recently, and editing automations is tiring.

- Love it

I have everything I need to make music professionally, but I find myself using GarageBand iOS for most of the music I make. My best inspiration usually comes to me when I’m away from my studio, so it’s good to have something to get it down when I’m out, like writing down a note. I can transfer it all to the computer when I’m finished and touch it up there, but I like using the touchscreen over a mouse for editing. Many songs need very little work by the time I move them over. Studio software, like LXP and FL, have so many options, I find myself getting distracted looking for the perfect sounds for so long that I forget what I wanted to create. GarageBand iOS has a lot of instruments to choose from, but not enough to feel lost in. There are some things on my wishlist that I’d love to see in a future update: • If you want to make the length of your notes even, you have to do it individually. It would be nice if I could select all of the notes, or at least all of them on the same key, and snap them to the line at the same time. I can select all to change their length, but when they’re all different lengths, I’m still stuck selecting them individually. • A sidechain plug in would be ideal. • Automation needs a looping option instead of just copy and paste. • If you change the octave/semi octave of a note, it still sounds like the original octave when selecting the note while editing. Thanks for the all the hard work!

- Almost Professional

As much as I love GarageBand for it’s ease of use, on-the-spot creativity, and compatibility with a number of plugins, I would make it my main go-to DAW if it had more in-depth features. For example, one area that is totally lacking is the Automation area. Sure, you can automate Volume, and some other global parameters, but what about two of the most common MIDI CC’s: Pitch and Modulation. Filter (or another teachable parameter) would be the one thing that would give this app a 5 Star rating. Sure, you can record those parameters, but there is apparently no way to edit them, especially if you need to adjust a mistake, or perhaps need more precise control over your modulation. Like I say, everything else is absolutely wonderful about this app. It actually encourages one to make music. I think the developers need to understand that not only can a beginner easily make music with this app, but on a more professional level, there needs to be a way to finely adjust the end results of your musical masterpiece.

- I have a problem

This is a great app, and I use it almost every day. But I have some kind of glitch with my loops. In the past, when I used garage band, full on side chained pad was my favorite loop. On this new device, I forgot the name, but I found it listening to the dubstep thing in live loops. (Is that even what it’s called?) It was different, though. I saw the name and favorited it. But it had a different pitch, tune, and tempo, and caused all the other loops to have this problem as well. No matter how much I try to reset settings, it does not do anything. When I looked in the house live loop set, it reset the tempo (idk if it is exact,) but not the pitch. It changed the tune again. I liked the way they sounded before they were changed. If this is a fixable problem, please fix it, and if I need to fix it, please tell me how. If it isn’t fixable, it’s alright, I love the loops anyway. Please at least respond or look into the problem if possible. Other than that, it’s a great app.

- So Close, And Yet So Far (For Professionals, Anyway)

GarageBand is awesome, especially for a free app. However, it’s missing a couple critical components: First, it NEEDS FULL MIDI CONTROL. All buttons and parameters need to be MIDI mapable. The iPad is such a great tool for live performance (way more potential possibility than a laptop), but until Apple makes GarageBand a little more hardware-friendly, the laptop will continue to win. Second, the looper is dope but again needs to be MIDI controllable (so you could record and play loops with a MIDI foot pedal for example), have easier access to mute and solo functions per track, and the ability to optionally have audio effects tails continue after a loop or track is muted. Also, a MIDI clock visualizer so you can easily tell what beat you’re on before the first loop starts would be extremely helpful for those who don’t want the audience hearing a metronome click. More loop/pad playback options would be great too. There’s more to be done, but these are a couple key places that need improvement.

- Awesome but things for the future

This app is awesome but we need like a avatar thing so we could soo our avatar playing. And it would be cool if we did like an online rap battle with avatars but since this app is GARAGE band there should be a garage and we can customize. There should also be a chatting system so we can chat with our fellow rappers but if there is a chatting system there should be a friend system. Also there can be like a setting so that you can change your name and profile pic of your avatar. So if you do this this will make the game more interesting and cool and get more subscribers. Oh yeah and there should be like a thing where you can get clothes and more hairstyles but ya I think it can also ask for your gender there should also be a hair treatment so that you could do blonde fading into purple and all that stuff but I really think you should put this on your list. Please put this on your list thank you!!! From, A girl that loves Star Wars ( and Darth Vader )

- iOS 11 Bug makes GarageBand TAP OUT -R.I.P

Anyone with iOS 11 will NOT be able to use this app until they fix this bullpiss. Absolutely frustrating to say the least. Such a great app, or so I thought because to have not anybody around to protect such an investment must mean it’s not only a low priority concern, it means they have almost no concern for low priority apps. Updates come just like iOS 11 and apps constantly must adjust ect. But for THE company itself to have produced the error without any follow up or even remark of it is just lame. I mean at the end of the day they have the 5$ it seems at this point, I may as well have just thrown away. What is it that that is worth between the clergy and customer if there isn’t that follow up of assurance? Of Insurance! How one day even big companies like apple will rue the day of -Just- when even as far up as they’ve gone can only mean the longer the fall back down to earth back to reality to a day when they may face people at the bottom. We are waiting. Please just fix the app <\3 (1 Star until the app is something anyone on iOS 11 may actually use again.. would give it 0 until so if I could. Other then that it’s an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G app.. or WAS.)

- Awesome functionality - want more capability

This app is a great pocket version of GarageBand for Mac, and I especially love how what you create on here can interface with LogicPro X. My major complaint with this app is that I can’t adjust volume of individual tracks within the context of the track. All you can do is set the volume for the entire track. If I could fade or isolate individual portions of the track, I would have so much more capability! I use this app most often to import and cut music for show numbers, and the ability to cross fade tracks would be huge. Also, it would be super great if the time of the track could be seen as well as the measure numbers. Difficult to know how long a section is! Lastly, could we please make it so that I can share songs DIRECTLY into iTunes right on my phone or iPad instead of putting them in “File Sharing”..? This means you have to plug you phone into your computer and drop it into iTunes from there. I’d love for the entire capability to be onboard. Please make these adjustment and I’d be happy to give this app 5 stars!

- Love it. I have a few critiques

I’ve been using GarageBand for about seven years and I love it. The biggest problem right now is that with the new iOS update GarageBand force closes immediately every time. I’ve tried turning off iCloud for it in settings like Apple suggested to no avail. Other than that some things that I would love to see (and others from what I’ve read in the reviews) include: 1. Allowing key and tempo changes in the song. When you click a section one of the options could next to “join, delete, split ex.” Could be key change and tempo change. 2. More user friendly ways to mix and master songs. It CAN be done with the current version, however it does require a plethora of steps to accomplish. Instead of controlling the EQ for each track as a whole at least let us control each section of a track. That would be incredibly helpful. 3. The map for each note being played is INCREDIBLE, I would like to see the same map for vocals in order to fix slightly off pitch vocals without the Auto-Tune sound. 4. More types of guitars and a more realistic sounding acoustic guitar. Overall I love the huge strides that the developers of this app have made over the years from the ever growing sample library for beginners to being able to legitimately write your music in the note grid. I would love to see these in a future update, as well as getting the crashing issue resolved so we can continue using our favorite music production app.

- Great app but some suggestions

The app is great, and I can use it to write songs with a wide variety of instruments. There are some thing I think could be improved. When working on songs that are longer or more complex, the song "optimizes performance" which can take quite a long time, and happens often on some songs. I also think that the drum sounds could be better, and mote cymbals and drums would be nice. It would also be good if there was a disk scratching instrument, separate from the one in FX, where you could actually have rhythms and control the volume of the turntables. I think that a better metal guitar tone would also be good to have, and notes on that guitar could go lower than they can now. And as always I would like to see more sounds in the keyboards (like a harpsichord) and all of the other instruments, as well as possibly some more instruments. Overall good app but I think these things should be added.

- Good app, needs changes.

I downloaded GarageBand on my laptop and my phone. On my laptop, it took about an hour to download (not including the very long amount of time it took to "download all essential sounds"). On my phone, it took about a half an hour to download. On top of this, it freezes almost every time I use the app. I will be very close to being done with a song, and the app will freeze (not crash). I then have no other choice but to close out the app, and when I open it back up, my progress will be gone. I have seen multiple people's reviews and almost half of them say that the same thing is happening to them. This proves that it is not just my phone, it os the app. Another suggestion from me would be to add key changes and tempo changes. This is definitely possible and I think it could make this app much better. Other than that, this music-making program is highly suggested from me and it works very well. There is just a little bit more work that should've gone into it during the iOS 11 process. 3/5 stars

- GarageBand For iOS Is Awesome! However, A Few Features Need To Be Added.

I’ve been using GarageBand for iOS to produce my songs for a while, and it’s been absolutely perfect for my needs and workflow. The Alchemy Synth is amazing, and I love how you can customize the presets to your liking. I like the stock piano. While not the best piano out there, it is certainly great for those people who cannot afford a more expensive third party piano plugin. I am constantly amazed by how professional sounding you can get your mix to be even though it is a free, mobile app. I’ve had people say that my songs produced with GarageBand for iOS sound professional, and I love that I can make that kind of song using this amazing, free tool. However, despite how I love this app, there are a few features which I wish were added. For example, automation of effects would be great to have. Despite this, I can still use GarageBand, as it is b amazing tool. Props to Apple, you really did it good, as you guys always do!

- Amazing, but also limiting!

I absolutely love this program! In comparison to others I have used, as a professional musician having used many, this one is simple to use, easy to understand, and allows even the novice to start creating immediately. The downside, however, would be that the sampled instruments are limiting, which most are. Unfortunately everything you create sounds like a similar, re-hashed version of what anyone else has created. Therefore, lacking originality though it may sound like a masterpiece. Finally, a suggestion to make this program amazing would be to allow the ability of importing unlimited sampled instruments, VST effects, and plugins if not already able to do so. In the meantime, though both a positive and negative benefit, it’s a blast of fun, creativity, and well worth the download even for a novice to enjoy the simplicity it allows in creating music that can make anyone sound like a musical genius.

- Ech.

You know that feeling you get when you’ve worked on something really hard, and then someone comes over and just ruins it so you have to do it over again? That’s what it’s like using garage band most of the time. I’ll be minding my own business, when out of the blue the app freezes. Not crashes, but freezes. So I have to exit out of the app, go back, and what do you know? All the progress I had been working on my song has vanished! Guess I have to go back and take another 2 hours to remake that song! And this doesn’t happen because my phone has problems (it’s an iPhone seven, it’s never had problems), it’s because the app is just unfinished. It’s hard to use kits in your songs because they’re off-tempo with loops and you can’t change that. And you can’t put two loops from different genres together because again, the tempo is out of place and you can’t fix it. This app is nice and dandy and I REALLY like it at times, but this constant annoyance this app continually brings up is near impossible to tolerate.

- Great App And Perfect For Music Making

Hello, GarageBand Is A Very Good App. With very great music loops and virtual music instruments. They make creating music very easy on here that other bad music softwares like, FL Studio, esc. The Great Thing about GarageBand is it’s free and FL Studio isn’t if vice viscera I will be writing a review for fl studio right now. When I Just wake up and see a app that stands out of all the other apps that is GarageBand. Nothings wrong about it since it’s one of Apple’s greatest apps. At first glance I thought this app was trash but I downloaded it and I got from 1 star to 100 stars! Everyone who uses a apple device should download this. No matter what version you’re using, it’s still the best app. I downloading this right now while I’m typing this. When there is apps also take up so much storage I know it’s gonna be worth it. This is only MY opinion. Other people could not like it. But this app is good in many ways.

- Ideas for iPadOS update

I have noticed that when there is a major update for iOS, GarageBand for iOS is updated as well. Before iPadOS comes out, I do have a few ideas that may be helpful (and I really support) for any major update to GarageBand. A. Please add to the Chillwave loop pack. I love the loops that you guys have there, though there are too little. Also consider adding some bass loops as well. And, of course, new drum kits (preferably electronic) and synthesizers. B. I really do suggest expanding your selection of wind instruments. It would be great if you guys added trombones, tubas, bass clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, etc., because they are just as important as French horn and flute and whatnot. C. Lastly, please make the interface more user-friendly. I can hardly double-tap a loop or instrument to get access to its settings without it taking me to the recording screen. The knobs are also very difficult to adjust. Thanks for your support, the app is wonderful for splicing loops and stuff but I do believe that these suggestions I put out are quite important.

- 🥇🏆🏅🎖 wonderful app!

Thank you GarageBand developers! It makes zero sense that your app is rating at four stars. This must be people with low music backgrounds that have brought that number down. Is it a perfect app? Absolutely not but this is the best music creation app I’ve seen for iOS and it absolutely deserves five stars. I have one request other than the optimizing that happens if your performance gets a little heavy, long or if you use external instruments- I wish that this could happen less or faster but I also realize that this probably happens due to various limitations ie; phones are not necessary meant for such an app and audio and sequencing is a processor heavy job. But my request is devs- Can you add an ok prompt after pressing the undo button? Sometimes I delete accidentally and it can be an issue as the button may be pressed when doing other things unrelated. Thanks again for making GB great !

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- Things I would add/change...

GarageBand for ios is a great app for creating music on ios however here are a few important additions/changes: Better Guitar sounds, More Mastering options, More routing capabilities, waveform editing!, odd time signatures like 5/4 and 7/8, more options for playing samples like sample pads, grouping tracks, ability to customize the individual sounds in the drum rack/beat sequencer and drum pads, complete overhaul to the virtual effects that has a better GUI and more routing options with the instruments to the effects units. Those are the main things I would add, I know it’s a long list of hopes and dreams but hopefully one day the designers can implement at least a few of these, to summarise there needs to be more customisation and versatility.

- Great but a few things missing

It's a great app to make quick short tracks or even full tracks in some extensive detail but it does lack a few key elements that could make things sound much better: 1. When placing notes in the piano roll, you can place plain notes but it'd be great if you were able to place down notes as slide notes which would really add some complexity into the songs 2. When you go into the song settings and change the key, it only allows you to go along the scale above C major. It would be much better if there were also the option to go along the scale below it so we won't have to go to each individual track and change each semitone or octave 3. Garage band allows for volume automation within the song which offers a bit more freedom in the sense of dynamics that can be incorporated, however it would be much better if you could also automate effects within the actual instruments such as the cutoff, attack, decay, release etc. to allow for smooth transitions between different elements and sections of the song Overall this is a very easy app to use and has a lot of tools to make good-sounding songs. It’s allowed me to create tracks that I’ve included in my portfolio when applying for a music production course at my current uni, although I think this app still has a lot of potential and I look forward to seeing what gets added next

- More automation. (And other stuff)

It’s almost sad that the all mighty lord Garage Band only has volume automation. I mean there are so many apps out there that are puny compared to Garage Band and still have all ten types of automation. Well, I think there are ten. Anyway, Garage Band needs this or I will lose my sanitttstyyujnbghj,oygxsyhddhhghgfgi. All of this aside, I absolutely LOVE GarageBand because there are SO many things that you can do with it. I’m a PsyTrance producer and I use this app all the time, and I have one last request: There should be a “Button that you can’t press” that shows the length of the song (in time units). And randomly when I’m working on a song the app “exits itself” (for lack of a better term) and when I enter it again all of my progress from the last time I entered the song is suddenly gone. Also none of the other reviews have gotten developers responses. Stop being lazy.

- Quick, easy, intuitive recording

Having used professional recording software like Cuba’s, Protools and StudioOne, I think GarageBand is an excellent entry to recording with many of the most useful features of those more complex programs but without the hassle. For me the only missing feature is midi export which is a bit frustrating. If it was added as a feature, this make GB the #1 App for demo creation, allowing quick and portable writing, recording and arranging of new material which could later be easily exported to professional DAWS if the tracks were worthy of the full recording process. I see huge benefits in this one small addition. The midi functionality is already there, midi tracks can be created and edited... we just need to be able to export them to a universal file format.

- Very user unfriendly

Perhaps if you’re using this app everyday and you get to know the huge and illogical workings of this dog’s breakfast called garage band it can be really great, but it is NOT for the casual user. Even the most seemingly simple of editing a short sound file will cost you hours of your life as you navigate the poor display and seek help through the app it’s self only to still have to resort to search for answers elsewhere on the net. And it’s just so counter intuitive! For example, if you wanna duplicate a track you’ve already painstakingly edited, after some exploration you will open a window and find the option to ‘duplicate track’. Now, am I crazy for thinking it could be this easy? Yep! Turns out ‘duplicate track’ does not duplicate the track at all but merely opens a whole new track with NOTHING ON IT but has the same ‘settings’ as the track you want to duplicate. This is not your cut/drag/paste easy to use app. It is a quagmire that should be avoided at all costs unless you are a qualified sound engineer.

- To all the people who love playing music and singing

This is a great game to play and I am one of the people who loves to sing and dance to music l, if you have a dream to become a musician or a singer GarageBand can help you to try all kinds of instruments and if you want to be a singer you can create a beat to sing to and before you know it your dream will come true so give GarageBand a try and for fill your dreams. When I’m older I want to be a singer and a write my own songs GarageBand has helped me to stay confident and I am actually working on a new song right now and I have loads of fun making the music 😃 Even if you don’t like music you will feel like you are the spotlight and keep it up and you will be the spotlight. Thank you.😃

- Great game needs more stuff

One if my most favourite games on the app store. Great job Apple. I play it every day and discovered something: the ability to plug in your guitar is limited due to having to buy Irig which is a pain. With all the effects on the choice to plug your guitar in these effects are awesome but i have never got to try them. When you get into smart guitar or tho play notes i wish you could chiose those effects for the guitar plugger like auto wah which id love to try. And also maybe try and put in more types if guitars and basses and mostly drums Please takes these questions and conplaints into consideration by the way best game EVER

- If I could give it no stars I would give it no stars

I had this app for a short while and quite enjoyed it there are a few mistakes well 1 million mistakes but it was relatively good for a free app When I heard that you could put music on iTunes from GarageBand I was ecstatic because I love singing I went to the voice recorder and found out that it only was 15 seconds long i was very angry anyway I didn’t play the app for a while and then when I decided to give it another shot because a friend is here they made the recording time longer I went onto it only to find that I couldn’t do anything I could open the app but I couldn’t touch anything after I got out of the app I noticed that the App was gone I went to rebuy it but it won’t let me. I am very disappointed it would hurt more comes from better versions of GarageBand I hi spectating to this app and every single bit of the app failed. I expect more from you Apple

- Wow. Just wow

I am here to say that this is one of the best apps I have. I use the keyboard lots and love making songs with audio recorder. I made this weird hot dog one which I made remixes of for some reason. 😂 I even use this at school in music to make assessment pieces. The only thing I would change is add some more instruments. I personally play clarinet and would love to have that included somehow. Maybe you hold down the holes and then press a button to blow and hold it to keep blowing. A flute and trumpet would be amazing as well! There is no adds in this either! I have not come across any glitches and my experience with this game has been superb! Thanks for this marvellous game! 😀 Piggycorn Sparkle 🥳🤩

- So many bugs and glitches that need to be fixed

Decent budget music program, however there are so many bugs that make it so frustrating to use. There is the issue where it takes 2 minutes to do something called "optimising playback" every 10 minutes, on top of it loading when you open a song, and it does this every time you press play as well, albeit for a shorter time. There’s also the issue where certain tracks randomly stop playing individually even when turned on. And also, there’s the crashing issue, and of course it doesn’t save your work either. The very recent update seems to have added a few new sounds and made some (quite unecessary) minor UI changes while failing to address any of these problems. I've been using it for a while and I’d say it’s at it's worst that it’s ever been in terms of these glitches. Please fix this!

- Time-saving

I think GarageBand is quite an interesting app as it has many different sounds you can try out, BUT extra sound packs cost money which I think is unreasonable as SCHOOLKIDS use this app. Everything should be free, because even if the GarageBand makers don’t make money, this app is for learning, not to make money. I think this app should be more towards learning than making money, because then you’re encouraging more kids to have a passion for music, even if they don’t have a musical instrument, or a talent for it. Many a day I have been on GarageBand because I don’t have anything else to do, perfecting my songs, and just having fun with different types of sounds. I think this really is a good app, but it could be better, without the price tags.


This is a really good app and i loved to play music on it, but I stoped for a year and felt like playing it again. But sadly all a sudden it won’t let me play any tracks except live loop and that’s good and all..BUT I really want to play the drums but when I go on it, it will only come up with a video recorder and no drums to play or anything to record it? Why I can’t find out if I did something wrong or not.. did I do something? I or so tried to delete the app and redownload it but it’s still the same it didn’t fix it? I or so tried taping on the help button BUT THAT DID NOTHING TOO!!? Why, can someone please help me find out what to do? I really like the app but I really want to play on the instruments. So if u can please fix it or help me find out what to do. Thank u

- Love GarageBand App for iPad

GarageBand is a really impressive app, love it, gave it all the stars, love using it. Apple Podcasts App for iPad used to be a perfect app too, but since the latest updates - they made the App very hard to manage - it’s now hard to see what you have downloaded and what you have not downloaded, and now all round more different to use the Apple Podcast App. Also I really hate the way the latest version of iTunes 12.7 for Mac, takes away your ability to manage your iPhone and iPad Apps on your Mac using iTunes - I had to go back to iTunes 12.6 for Mac, and that was a difficult task.

- Amazing

The best DAW ( digital audio workstation) on the planet! It’s awesome! There is a lot it does not do compared to other industry leaders like Avid (Protools) Sony (Soundforge) Adobe (Audition) propellorheads, fruity loops, etc etc which are all amazing too! GarageBand is built into Apple devices its handoffable in pieces, parts or as whole songs and soundtracks it easily interfaces with modern studio equipment for mastering by audio engineers etc etc 6 out of 5 stars! Often the best audio solutions come from the simplest of sources and GarageBand allows you to capture sound and manipulate it in a trillion different ways :D best wishes your on the right path downloading this!

- No support for old IOS versions.

I’ve used this app before and it’s really good, the only problem is that now IOS 13 has been released, I can no longer download the app as IOS 13 is not available for download on my iPad. Another issue I have with this app is that every few minutes or so the app decides to optimise the performance of my project which can get extremely frustrating! Please do something about this, such as adding a setting for automatic performance optimisation. I’m sorry to leave such a negative review on such a great app, but you need to fix this 😕

- This app is great! I have made so many songs using it!

One suggestion is maybe add some more, make it a bit more versatile with instruments and tones. Maybe a Stratocaster, a telecaster, and a Rickenbacker guitar, and rick’ bass too. Maybe also a musicman stingray bass. More classic guitar and basses, I know there is already a few classics there. There is pick bass and muted bass, maybe add a Slap bass? Also some more effects for the guitars would be cool, like drive, flange, chorus, maybe even autowah, and be able to change speed and depth of the effects? Just a few things that would be really cool to add. Thanks this is a great app! 👍🏼👍🏼

- Ridiculously hard to navigate

This app consistently frustrates me with its lack of user friendliness. Everything about it seems to be designed for maximum irritation. Buttons are never in the same place. You can never access or exit whatever corner of the app you’ve found yourself in. You can’t cut and paste previously existing soundtracks into new projects. Whenever you accidentally select the “drummers” you find yourself sucked into the black hole of “how tf do I get back to normal drums?!”. When you do actually exit this, it’s usually by randomly tapping all over the screen and hoping for the best. And the next time it happens you’re left as clueless as before. Please, for the sake of your users make this app less of a labyrinth.

- Please Add Scale Creation/Customisation

Please add the ability to custom-create your own scales by selecting which if the 12 notes you want to include. Please also add the ability to tune each note to microtonal values between -150 cents and +150 cents, to the nearest cent. The small selection of scales currently available limits usability and potential for exploration, given the touchscreen interface and my fat fingers. And it's a real shame, because every other aspect of the app is perfect, and if this one thing were added, it would easily be my favourite DAW on any platform.


My dad showed me this app a few years ago and I loved it! (Forgot to do a review though.) If you are a great singer seeking to get all songs out of your head, this is the perfect app to choose! Anyways, a really good app takes a lot of time to install! Everybody should have GarageBand. Firstly, it has tons of instruments. Secondly, you can get songs out of your head like really quickly. Lastly, its great for singers during quarantine (COVID-19) but still great. That’s my review! Bye! Hope you guys enjoy GarageBand too!

- It’s good I made a song

I like this app a bit it’s good and I love making music 🎵 I like it’s so cool! 🎵🎵🎵 I love making my music and I made this one and it’s called The teacher is not nice! It’s my song 🎧 I made and their is robots I made it up like their is sister, brother, and more robots and it was good I was so happy! And I like that piano and the robot that is talking and the robot dad said you have to have that teacher. I also like the guitar it was good. Ok that’s all the information I hope you are happy with this Apple! 🍎

- Needs thing desperately

This is a great app in all but atm the basic piano is this random one that that is set to default instead of the grand piano. If I play with more than two fingered it undos me changing the piano putting it back to the random piano. Also it does not handle temp changes, if I’m recording something faster it automatically goes and puts into this trash swing type thing it is so annoying and can be frustrating. Other than that garage band is great, please fix theese they are driving me and my mates nuts. Thanks

- Great app but one thing...

I think the entirety of the app is great, the different drums/machines, synths/pianos, guitar, basses and every other instrument. The way you can quantise different instruments and change things like reverb and delay. There is one thing though, I think it would be good if you could transpose/down tune/up tune the guitars, basses, orchestra and drum kits. I think if this was added, it could add a lot more to the already packed game/app. Other than that, I think it is a great app to have fun on.

- Great app

I have had a few on and offs with this app but pleased to say the good way out balances the bad. The app is easy to use and using the Irig I have found that a few of the amps have an amazing tone. I use this app to record songs I write. My songs are mostly rock and blues but lately I have been experimenting with a nice smooth blues funk track and this app really needs a 5 string bass, please it would be so good to have the option of not only choosing the bass you want to use but then have the option of 4 or 5 strings.

- Great app for a little fun.

I have a lot of fun during garage band, you can make some sick tracks sometimes, but it is a bit hard to navigate, first you trying to find lets say heavy metal, but you accidentally click something and don’t know how to go back to the page you were on, that’s what happened to me. Actually a great game overall and I have learnt how to switch from screen to screen more easily, just was saying how new downloaders might not be able to navigate this quickly, that’s all.

- Hard to use

Literally I just got this app thinking I could easily get music on my device and set them up as my personal ringtone. But instead I am stuck with boring ringtones that came with phone. Navigating the app itself was a chore. Couldn’t figure anything out for myself as it was hard to navigate. Took a google search on my laptop to figure out how to use it. Even youtubers weren’t of any help. Can you teach users to use it maybe when they first get the app please?

- Amazing

I love this finally an app that actually has good programming and has really good music styles and different ways to do you use it and record your own voice very good recording programming as well only problem I have was with this before was that I had to pay for it which is really annoying because it's been the best apps but it doesn't really have a fair price on a But now I love it because it's free for those who love to create music like me

- Do people even read these lol? I know I do.

Perfect really, but could you please make a limitless amount of layers? Some songs are left unfinished when I reach that 13 mark. (At least I think it’s 13). Also, maybe more orchestral loops? More fills and solos and such. So loop-tracks don’t sound so repetitive. Thanks. Just to say I’m seriously enjoying this app. I don’t have a MacBook. And instead an Acer and forgot about the IOS thing. Wanted to try it out on a computer.

- Great but one thing…

I love using GarageBand to muck around and create fun songs. I’m blind, so I have to touch instruments and it’s quite fun actually. However when I use the drum kit they take up too much room on the screen and I can never really get out of them. I’ve had this problem recently and I can’t figure out how to fix it. If you could make it so that the screen has a bit of room to navigate to another instrument that would be so good. Thanks Apple.

- It takes up too much space on my ipad

I need this app for music class at school but it says no space left so i started deleting things. In the end I ended up deleting 3 apps and 200 photos and it still said there is still no space left to download garage band. I mean i could download other apps but not this one because it needed too much space. I do not ant to keep deleting apps just to get garage band. Can u please improve it by making it not take up too much space. Thanks. Other than that I’ve tried it before and its a pretty good app

- Please add Splash and China Cymbals

Please add Splash and China Cymbals Or option to add this 2 cymbals plus if you can include the high and low cow bells, chimes in the acoustic drum set-up. And cabassa using iPhone to shake it like a real one, and Cajon as a seperate tapping drum option. This items will be more great for drumming. Thanks. Update: ————————— Please add to snare >while touch and holding snare will perform a quick bounce/roll the same as the real drumming. Could also add as well for Ride cymbals. Using 2 finger system to create rolling in this app is hardly use. Can’t use for live session. Can’t even use Echo to perform bounce/roll. As the other parts will sound echoing. Imagine to play Otherside, Californication, Give it away, Etc by Red Hot Chili Peppers, all snare hits using with bounce effect. Please so happy if you add this to this app. Thanks.

- Not working to new system update

I have bought the full version of this app and been using it and did enjoyed as it was really good. But when the general update came and the system hs been updated, the system said have to uninstall the app, and can install again after the update. So i did what the system said prior to update. However, after the update, the garage band is not compatible to my ipad anymore.... What will I do with it... Its been functioning well before the update,but now, i cannot use it anymore... Pls help.. Thank you.


I’m a bit of the fan of ios GarageBand just due to its on hand use whenever an idea pops into my head. Just a few things need to be fixed... 1). That stupid optimising issue where it optimises mid use. 2). We need folders back!!! 3). All modern DAWs are able to transfer the project through midi files, a massive issue and difference with iOS, it would be dope if GarageBand could import and export midi files. 4). Proper easy accessible sidechaining, just because it’s a very important part of music, and currently sidechaining on iOS is complicated af. Cheers apple..good luck

- Must add audio interface selection capability for layering acoustic instruments with built-in mics

On iPad Pro 2020 when using wired headphones via USB-C to 3.2mm converter the ‘studio-quality’ microphones cease to work on the iPad. I am aware that with a dedicated audio interface this can be worked around, however for quick recording of ideas/recording jam sessions etc. being able to choose use built-in microphone and wired headphones simultaneously is a must. Bluetooth headphones etc are unusable when layering acoustic or live instruments/vocals due to latency. So rather than have to take around additional interfaces/mics when recording ideas, demos, this functionality really has to be included to maker this program worth while. It seems like a very basic thing to have included, and renders the iPad more or less useless for recording/layering acoustic instruments. If there is a work around for iOS on iPad Pro, please let me know and I will change the review. This should be an easy fix for the next update...

- Great for serious home musicians / song writers

Really is a writing, recording, editing and sharing tool for beginners to pros. (And everywhere in between.) It can be challenging to master it and it takes some patience to learn. Immensely powerful and when used properly gives very professional results. Just don’t think it’s going to be magic in a box. You have to take it seriously and learn to use it properly.

- It’s very good for a free app

Yeah, this is very good for a free app, it has allowed me to make like proper songs and beats. A few things though. 1. There are just so many instruments you have to sift through to find the one you want, even if you know the name of it, but not it’s sub sub categories. It would be better if you could just search up the instrument you’re looking for. 2. There’s a HEAVY 80s funk and edm biase. Most of the stuff is that only, and there’s only like 50-60 loops for hip hop, and 100s of 80s funk loops and stuff. 3. The guitar sounds are trash add more please. 4. It would be so cool if you could change the speed in the middle of the song that would be maaad for like beat switches and stuff. Overall, VERY good app to get you started making some bangers.

- Great app but one problem

Awesome app for making short tracks and plans for larger songs made on more professional softwares, but there is a something that I’d like you to fix. When I hold down on a project, press “share”, press “add people”, then select whatever option it just stays on the uploading screen and never completes uploading. I’ve tried waiting for about 10 minutes but it never stopped uploading. Please fix this.

- Quite fine

GarageBand does its job well, with a wide variety of lifelike sounds, smart touch-based inputs, and the ability to take midi input as well. I think that this app could be made better so long as you could import midi files, it had support for less-common time signatures, and the sustain input on the piano roll editor was fixed. There has been many a version gone by and that thing is still as buggy as ever. Recommendable for simple music making, but its options are quite limited.

- Needs % on panning/other slide bars

I love the app so much and use it for most of my music recording but one thing that is very irritating is that the slide bar for panning doesnt have a percentage sign to show how much you pan tracks either way making it extremely difficult to balance double vocals, guitars and synths properly without it sounding slighty towards one speaker. To me the app would be absolutely perfect if this issue was resolved.

- I am so upset..

Ok garage band is a GREAT app. But now that the have updated to IOS 13 or more, I am so disappointed. I had downloaded garage band to use for a school project. I make my own beats and then because I wasn’t using it anymore, deleted it. I have to do another project and was planning on making more beats with garage band. I tried to search it up on the App Store but nothing comes up. So I searched it up on safari found the link to it and BAAM! There not he top is says for IOS 13 or more.. I was devastated. Instead I have to download it on my Mac, make my own beats and airdrop it... thanks A LOT apple.

- Good but could get better

In my honest opinion I like this app,it’s a fun way to make fun music and mess around, most people can be quick to judge though because they have never learnt a real instrument so they don’t really play it well. So my idea is to have a broader range so people can learn give tutorials because for example, me I love piano I know the chords and notes but I don’t know bass but I really want to lean!maybe show the people playing this what to do it would mean a lot so thank you!

- Epic and super amazing! But...

...could you guys add the ability to make your voice sound better? So like just improve the mic and voice changer options. I’ve always wanted to make good music with vocals but my voice just doesn’t sound good and GarageBand is best bet for making good music but it just doesn’t help with my voice! So could you please do something?

- Love new update!

Still return to this app for music ideas, easy, slick, and the new features are great,IT JUST WORKS! LOVE the new vocal features, the ability to harmonize is great, having triple harmonies would be great! To be able to copy and paste midi onto another instrument track would be great. People who complain about the capabilities and power of GB should shell out and buy Logic....GB is a free app ..get over yourselves. Thanks.

- Some things should change in an update

In an update, please make creating songs easier. I always struggle to move the notes, and make each part longer. In the update please add more instruments, or maybe even add a feature so you can choose your own sounds for free! But this is only my opinion, so you don’t have to. Overall this app is great! Keep up the good work! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💖💖💖💖💖

- Wonderful App with a serious fatal flaw

Don't get me wrong this app is good. But is this app is made for content creators to make and present content then it has failed. Without any prompting, warnings or options to turn it off the message ‘optimising performance’ will pop up. This renders the app completely UNUSABLE for up to 5 minutes. You cannot cancel this, closing the app only starts the ‘optimising’ again. This is frankly unacceptable, I cannot use the app to perform if it crashes randomly on playing. Fix this and the app will be fine again.

- Amazing App but can Destroy your ears

Please please can we have a separate volume level for when in the app and revert back to what we had set for the phone once we come out of it? Monitoring tracks requires us to jack up the volume to almost max and it’s a matter of time that we switch to listening to podcasts or other music at that volume potentially damaging the ear. Love the app otherwise!

- Won't download

My iPad is only iOS 10 but this app should be able to work on an older version but it seems like every time that a new ios version is released, all of apples apps compatibility goes to that version. I really want to download this and use it but I can't because it won't download when it should because there is a version compatible with iOS 10. And dirty sales tricks won't make me get a new iPad so please fix this so I can just download the app and use it. I will give it a five star rating when it works because this app was awesome the moment it was released.

- How do I set a ringtone?

I purchased this app a while ago, and when I first bought it I made a short song with it. I decided to set it as my ringtone. There were no problems. Today I wanted to change it, so I made another song, added loops and recording and then I tried to export it as a ringtone. It didn’t work and said that the file had to contain a recording or a live loop. I went back and checked that it had live loops, but it still doesn’t work. I deleted and reinstalled it but it still won’t work.

- This app is how you play moosic

This app is the BEST app for playing music so if you want to play music when you are bored and want something to do, go ahead and do it on garage band! Few tips for next update: 1. Add a new instrument for the people who like playing an instrument that’s not on there. 2. Need more bug fixes for people who have problems with how it is now.

- I love every thing about GarageBand

I use GarageBand everyday of my life especially on the to school and back, I make a lot of music through the piano scroll and I’m super hyped up for the new update but it was meant to be released on the 1st Of November 2017 if I’m correct but my ipad has not updated it yet? Still, I love it and have spent well over 1000 hours on GarageBand =D


This one bug inside of the app which just seems to be going ignored every update is making my life as an aspiring musician hell! I was working on a song, and there is one part of the song that loops, except whenever I extend the amount of bars the song has, the loops go all funny and when you try and fix it they just delete with no way of getting them back! Thanks to this bug, I’ve lost half my song! This is not one isolated occasion either. This is repeated occurrence! Fix it now!!!

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- Strong points and suggestions for future updates.

I'd say Garageband is a very good DAW for being freeware for buying an Apple product. So I'll mention some good things first: There are SO MANY choices with the new rollout of the Alchemy Piano Synth, I haven't even used them all yet! Not to mention the huge amount of sounds from the old piano. It's very easy to make a bangin' beat! The UI is the best I've seen, very user friendly, anyone could make music on this app. VERY USEFUL EQ AND EFFECTS. EXTREMELY EASY TO SORT PROJECTS. I LOVE THE PRESET VOCAL EFFECTS AND INSTRUMENT EFFECTS. It's so hilarious because, compared to the other $200+ DAWs out there, Garageband can do pretty much the same amount and it's really really REALLY cheap. You can make high quality music, which is why some music artists use it. BUT... There's alot of things in the app that the user has to sort of "deal" with. Here are some I can remember off the top off of my head: When doing live loops, I noticed the loops would freeze visually when looping, and it throws me off track everytime it does it (which is everytime I use the live loops.) It never did it before, and no, I am almost certain it is not because of me. When copy-pasting onto a live loop edit, sometimes the thing you copy and paste disappears when you paste it to another section. I'm pretty sure this happens when you copy-paste actual audio in the edit if I'm not mistaken. Some vocal effects need tweaking, the biggest example being the Vocal Transformer, because it breaks the audio of the vocal making it sound horrible. You should make it easier to sample audio off of iCloud, because the list of the samples keeps expanding with the amounts of things I sample and it can get hard to find the certain audio bit I selected off of iCloud. I also noticed when exporting a song to iCloud, the mix of the song gets messed around with; making some elements sound quieter and less "bangy" as they did in the mix on the iPad. This is extremely frustrating, as I have no idea how this happens, it should stay the same after exporting. Sometimes, when playing a loop during a recording, a note from a synth or other instrument will sound extremely distorted throughout the length of the recording, so I have to totally restart the recording sometimes. I have also noticed using apps like IM1 with Garageband give this "crackle" feedback when looping (I make all songs using the live loops which is a very useful tool) the sound from the Audio Unit. This happens alot when I try to use a virtual piano app with Garageband, so I always have to find a work around. The velocity and quantization of built-in drums are always off and weird when recording, so I always have to turn the velocity up and reassign the quantization of the drums to how I wanted them. Quite recently, some of my GarageBand files on my iPad got corrupted, some files were music I had worked on for days, and they can't be fixed. And I also noticed when mixing a beat together, when you budge the volume of an element the slightest amount, it greatly increases the velocity and volume, this happens alot with sampled elements. FX is useless, because it doesn't work at all; even when I playback the song from the start. It just doesn't work, and it's a shame because FX makes some songs very interesting. There's so much more to be discussed, but I can only remember so much. Maybe I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for some of the things here, but I think these are some pretty strong points.

- Great creative outlet

The songs you make take up some space. Other than that, the app is great - you don't need to read music, but an understanding of rhythm is helpful.

- Make the older version compatible for iOS 12

This was my favourite app, but I can’t use it anymore since I don’t have iOS 13. Can you please make the older version compatible for iOS 12?

- The worst News ever.

I love this app. Ive used it every day for 5 years. I just found out my iphone 6 will not update to ios 13. So i dont get to make music anymore. Or even hear the songs i made. I can literally barely breathe after finding this out. Farewell Garageband and thanks for all the Jams. I dont want to go back to FL Studio.🤕😢

- Sk8er101

I LOVE GarageBand, however it takes up so much storage that I find I can’t take photos or videos, or even go on other apps as I have to offload almost ALL my apps to download this. Please make it use less storage but other than that pretty great app.

- May I just say...

3 WORDS... AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME What’s wrong with it? NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING Thanks for reading... 100% RECOMMEND!!!

- Extremely good music maker app 😁😁

As soon as I tried it I made a cool beat, Although you should make it so you can import it to your iTunes so you can listen to it on the go. Other than that I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get into music making.

- Good app even if it’s paid

Good app but my dad keep deleting it off my phone

- The app is great, but...

I love this app, don’t get me wrong, but, as an aspiring metal musician, there are some things that would be nice. To start, a build your own drum kit option would be nice. Also, to be able to change from 4/4 timing to 3/4 between bars would be a very helpful addition, along with other timings, like 7/8 or 5/4. It would mean a lot to me and many others if you could add at least one of those features.

- Neato

Please make new guitars with more distortion And add sitars

- Can’t download it

Used to support my device but now I can’t get it because I can’t get iOS 13 on my device

- So dumb

Can you make it so iOS 12 CAN USE IT AS WELL

- Requires iOS 13 or higher???

I just upgraded my iOS to 12.4.2, but can’t install this app because it requires iOS 13 or higher? Makes total sense, Apple.

- Great

Garage band is such a good music creator and let’s you express yourself for no cost and I think that it’s great and perfect

- Please add the ability to change the pitch of inserted audio files

It gets really annoying to have to change the pitch outside of the app and reconvert it. I like this app, but this feature would make me love it.

- Good game

Awesome music anyone will love!

- Good but...

Great app, highly recommend it, but I had to offload many apps for this (much more than 1.6gb) Still good tho, keep up the work apple!


Y o u c a n m a k e y o u r o w n r i n g t o n e

- Yum

I like eating

- I love it!!

I love it so much and it like a real piano Thank you for this app and I like a lot.

- Run in Background

After updating IOS to 13 or so, Garage Band Run in Background works for about a minute, then cuts out. Problem with IOS or Garage Band?

- Terrible file formatting

Whatever you make you won’t be able to save it as an mp3.

- This app doesn’t work anymore

I am on an iPhone 8 and when I try to use any function it just sends me back to the tracks screen with a notification that just says ok. This is really annoying as I just want to use this app but it will not allow me to for no reason

- I don’t get it

I had this app a few months ago and this sound like another comment but now it won’t load I join it kicks me out bcs it’s not done it’s been loading for hours does anyone else have this problem?

- Didn’t save

It didn’t save the piece that I was working on for the past 6 days.... All the hard work wasted.

- Doesn’t work

None of the instruments show up and it won’t let me record live audio. I’ve watched 3 tutorials and followed them exactly but there is no response. Waste of time and effort.

- I can’t download it

Boi why?

- Hmmmm

Honestly, I had a decent time.

- Bien mais..

On ne peut l’avoir seulement sur IOS 13😩

- Sucks now

It was great but I can’t use it anymore

- :(

Wish I could download it

- Can’t Download!

I Love It. However, It Doesn’t Work. I Can’t Download It.

- iOS 13!

I used to use this and today I wanted to use in and I’m using an iPhone 6 and I’m on iOS 12.4.2 and now I can’t use it because you have to use iOS 13 or later

- Version problems

Great app. However, it will just refuse to open if your device isn't recent enough. You can't even download an older version, it just won't let you

- Bug

Gros bug avec la nouvelle fonction de retour sur l’instrument précédent qui s’enclenche pendant qu’on joue

- My phone is up to date

My phone is at update 12.4.2 and it says I’m up to date but it says I need 13.0 or later. Thank you

- I’m using an iPhone 6

I cant use the app because it requires iOS 13.0 or later. Can you make it so I can just use the previous version thx

- You guys are funny as heck

I have it on my Iphone 5s works perfectly fine and now can’t download it on my Iphone 6, seriously??? I have to search it on safari to at least try to find a download page or the app page because when I search for it on the app store it’s just not there. And for some reasons I’m the only one with this problem, or it seems like it because I searched on google and I had only one page where someone shares the fact that he has the same problem but he only forgot to update his phone, and that’s something I didn’t forget so why wouldn’t I be able to download it? Thanks for replying

- It won’t let me download

Why can’t I download it

- Help I cant download

I can’t download

- Too long!

I got this app yesterday and it still hasn’t even started to download!

- socal

The socal drum is not working, when i play it manually it doesn't come out how i played it 😕

- Good but no support

This is an amazing app that I used regularly. But, I use an iPod Touch 6 and it can’t get IOS 13. Because you now need IOS 13 for garage band I can no longer play. This is really disappointing. Apple should make a version to run on iPods (IOS 12).

- It is trash

It says I can only download if I have iOS 13.0 or later

- Great app but not compatible with iPhone 6 anymore

This app is the single reason I use iPhones. Very gutted today to find out the new GarageBand requires iOS 13 or later. I’m running an iPhone6 (I’ve got better things to spend my money on than a new phone like guitars) I’ve demoed an entire album, and really need garageband to send files to friends in recovery to keep in touch and to show new backing bandmates the songs. Please give an option to download a previous version until I sell enough copies of said record to upgrade my phone. I’ve got 7gb worth of projects that I can’t bear to lose and I don’t want to be forced into upgrading so I can continue to write and record music. Thanks for the rad app thus far, Bry

- Fix it please!

My iPad doesn’t go up to iOS 13. Plz make it so that it is available for the devices with lower iOS than 13. Or make it so that every device has iOS 13.

- Apple...

Why u not make it 4 iOS 13🐃💩

- 👌👌👌

Love the app, use it every day, simply amazing.

- Trash

Idk how to explain it’s just so bad

- So bad

This app is so bad

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Sarah Elmaleh

...just reopened to try again and discovered the selects were corrupted by Garageband. Dunno how or why, the samples were fine before. I don't live in that space anymore, it's a weird lil audio relic...anyway wish I'd pulled it together sooner. Maybe I'll try again one day.

Jamie Greer

Now recording new songs from my 8-year old son on Garageband. Gonna make the next Brodie Lee Jr of punk rock. Although it's more Gordon Lightfoot sounding. But we'll get there soon.

They/Them Might Be Giants

making some dumbass tunes in garageband needs to be a unalienable right

onyx (monokuma/vincent)

the way that this sonf sounds like something straight out of pokemon and it was made on garageband...


@TheGBGuide One of the things why I even bought a Mac product (Macbook Pro 2019) was because of Garageband ease of use. With the performance of the M1 its on another level with stuff like video editing which I also like. I wonder what plugins might still work with the M1 Garageband


setting up a vm for macos just so i can use garageband, oh god

John Lawless

@AdamMBarrett Get in GarageBand/Soundcloud and send me it. It’s really, really good 👌🏻


Hopes And Dreames #undertale #Asriel #アンダーテール #GarageBand

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@Spencer__36 I use audacity and I like it a lot! I’ll have to try GarageBand as well. I don’t want to spend money on software yet since I don’t know if I’ll even follow through with anything haha

Spencer W

@_abcdemilee I use Adobe Audition but GarageBand and Audacity in my experience are easy and solid experiences, especially since those 2 are also free


@OuglaRaven Same, they’re not in GarageBand and that makes me want to commit a war crime

Enter the Wu-Tang

Gonna start with basics again. GarageBand for the time being. It will do the job!


@zo3ninjaa @earnwithken Or this too. Haven’t used this one yet but the other one is great at noise cancellation Deal: Studio Recording Microphone, Garageband Smule Live Stream & YouTube (Gold)


I also do some mixing in GarageBand. The best sequencer is really handy. I may start a song there but I’ll finish it in Logic.

Barbara Kaye Friend

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GarageBand (Version 2.3.10) Install & Download

The applications GarageBand was published in the category Music on 2011-03-10 and was developed by Apple [Developer ID: 284417353]. This application file size is 1.53 GB. GarageBand - Music app posted on 2020-12-03 current version is 2.3.10 and works well on IOS 14.0 and high versions. Google Play ID:

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