GarageBand for iOS.
The world is your stage. This is your instrument.

GarageBand for iOS is the most popular music creation app in the world. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced musician, you’ll find much to love about it. Tap into a wide range of instruments, including the new Alchemy synthesizer. Find your favorite sounds quickly with the streamlined Sound Browser. And you can do it all right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — so it’s easy to create and share incredible beats no matter where you are.

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PlayMake music.
With or without an instrument.

The moment you launch GarageBand, you can start making music. Create sounds like a DJ with just a few taps. Build beats in a variety of musical styles instantly. Play stunningly realistic Touch Instruments, guitar amps, and stompbox effects. Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro, it’s easy to make music anytime, anywhere.

Live Loops.
Create like a DJ.

Live Loops makes it fun and easy to create electronic music, no turntables or specialized hardware required. Simply tap cells and columns in the grid to trigger musical loops, and then build your own original arrangements and combinations of sounds. You can even use Remix FX to add creative, DJ-style transitions with Multi-Touch gestures, or just by tilting or moving around your iOS device. It’s an entirely new way to make music.

Get more from GarageBand on iPad Pro and iPhone 7.

GarageBand on iPad Pro gives you more room to play. For example, the keyboard displays nearly three octaves on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. And the Live Loops grid shows nearly twice as many cells on the larger iPad Pro as on other iPad models, so you can see cells and a Touch Instrument onscreen at the same time. iPhone 7 offers musical possibilities, too. With 3D Touch, you can hold down keys on the keyboard to create a sweet-sounding effect known as “polyphonic aftertouch.”1

Plug it in. Tear it up.

Plug in your guitar and choose from a van-load of amps and stompbox effects to find the perfect tone for any style — from dreamy soundscapes to stadium-size rock.2 And our bass amps let you hold down the bass line with clean or distorted rigs modeled after vintage and modern amplifiers.

Recording has never been easier. Or more powerful.

Record your voice, acoustic instruments, or other sounds using your iOS device’s microphone. Just tap Record and GarageBand will visually count you in on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch display. Then use built-in recording engineering and Apple-designed studio effects to apply advanced processing to your recordings. Or simply add fun sound effects.

The synth the pros use.
Anywhere you go.

GarageBand now puts Alchemy, one of the world’s most advanced synthesizers, on your iPhone or iPad.3 Explore more than 150 Apple-designed Patches, perfect for EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, and Pop musicians. Use the expressive Transform Pad to shape and morph between sounds in real time. Don’t play the keyboard? Then tap the simple and fun Chord Strips that can make anyone sound like an expert.

Drummer for iOS.
Bring in a beatmaker.

Drummer includes nine virtual session drummers, each representing a popular electronic or acoustic style. Each drummer provides a dazzling array of nuanced, incredibly realistic-sounding beats with a signature style. Drummers can even follow your lead by listening to a riff and coming up with the perfect complementary beat. And simple controls let you fine-tune a drummer’s performance until it sounds exactly the way you want.

Strike a chord.
With just a touch.

The innovative Chord Strips that power Smart Instruments can now be used with any keyboard sound. Just touch a Chord Strip and GarageBand plays an entire chord for you. Simply tap within a Chord Strip to play lower- or higher-pitched chords. Or use Autoplay to trigger entire musical performances that follow the chords you choose. Chord Strips make things easy for the beginning musician and provide a powerful writing tool for the seasoned composer.

RecordA full recording studio. To go.

With its powerful and intuitive interface, GarageBand makes it easy to capture, fine-tune, and mix your performances into a finished composition. Build a complete song using any combination of Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops.

Make tracks.
Up to 32 of them.

Capture an astounding 32 tracks with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.4 In fact, with a compatible third-party audio interface, you can plug in the entire band and record everyone simultaneously — up to 32 different tracks at once. Need even more? GarageBand lets you merge tracks to make room and keep going.

Every note, right where and when you want it.

Play the wrong note or stray from the beat? No problem. The Note Editor lets you move or delete single notes simply by dragging them.

Play one part as many ways as you want.

With GarageBand and Multi-Take Recording, you get multiple passes to nail the perfect performance. Using any Touch Instrument, just tap Record and play continuously over a looping song section, and GarageBand automatically captures every note. Then audition them all and choose your favorite.

Take total control of your mix.

Fine-tune your tracks and record each tap, swipe, and twist of the knobs — including filters, effects, and more. Draw and edit volume automation for precise control over your mix. And let the Simple EQ and Compressor keep your tracks sounding crisp and clear. For even more detailed control over your sound, take advantage of 10 new track-mixing effects, such as the Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Vocal Transformer.

ShareRelease your song. Worldwide.

Your music deserves to be heard — everywhere. GarageBand lets you easily share your songs with friends, family, or the entire Internet via social networks. Or save your track as a custom ringtone. So whenever someone calls, your song rocks. You can even wirelessly share whole projects with someone near you using AirDrop. It’s a great way to collaborate on song ideas. And you can share your remixes, demos, or spontaneous moments of inspiration directly from GarageBand to your fans using Apple Music Connect.5

iCloudGarageBand everywhere.
Tweak your tracks. On any device.

iCloud allows you to keep your GarageBand sessions up to date across all your iOS devices. It also lets you start sketching out a song idea on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Import your tracks to your Mac using iCloud Drive and take them even further, then share your finished piece on any of your devices. You can also import a portable version of a Logic Pro project and create additional tracks. When you bring the project back into Logic Pro, the original tracks are all there, alongside the new ones you’ve added in GarageBand.

GarageBand for Mac

Your personal music creation studio.

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GarageBand for iOS

Play, record, arrange, and mix — wherever you go.

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Music Memos

An app to capture your song ideas. Whenever inspiration strikes.

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