GarageBand for iOS

The world is your stage. This is your instrument.

GarageBand for iOS makes it incredibly simple to play, record and share your music, no matter where you are. Tap into a wide range of instruments from around the world. And now with the Sound Library, you can choose and download more free instrument and loop packs when new sounds are released, to help you easily craft songs in your favourite styles — all directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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PlayMake music. With or without an instrument.

The moment you launch GarageBand, you can start making music. Play stunningly realistic Touch Instruments, instantly build big beats and create music like a DJ — all with just a few taps. The all-new Sound Library lets you explore and download sound packs tailored to help you build your tracks with just the right elements for the style you want.

Live Loops. Create like a DJ.

Live Loops makes it fun and easy to create electronic music. Simply tap cells and columns in the grid to trigger musical loops and then build your own original arrangements. You can even use Remix FX to add creative, DJ‑style transitions with Multi‑Touch gestures or by just moving your iOS device.

Build the perfect beat.

When it comes to how you make your beats, the choice is yours — from jamming live on virtual drum kits to instant drag‑and‑done Smart Drums. The all‑new Beat Sequencer lets you easily build rhythms using sounds and a workflow inspired by classic drum machines. And Drummer gives you access to a team of virtual session drummers, each playing a popular electronic or acoustic style with a signature kit.

Plug it in. Tear it up.

Plug in your guitar and choose from a van‑load of amps and stompbox effects that deliver the perfect feel — from dreamy soundscapes to stadium‑sized rock.1 Our bass amps let you hold down the bass line with clean or distorted rigs modelled after vintage and modern amplifiers.

The synth the pros use. Anywhere you go.

GarageBand includes Alchemy, one of the world’s most advanced synthesisers.2 Explore hundreds of Apple‑designed Patches, perfect for EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock and Pop music. Use the expressive Transform Pad to morph between sounds in real time, or just have fun using the simple Chord Strips that help anyone play like an expert.

Sound Library. Your all‑access pass to a world of sounds.

With the new Sound Library, you’ve got instant access to an incredible and expanding collection of free loops and instruments from directly inside the app. Explore and download Apple‑designed sound packs that include Touch Instruments, Apple Loops, Live Loops templates and instrument presets that will help you produce tracks in a wide variety of genres and styles. You can easily manage your library as it grows, and GarageBand will even notify you when new sound packs are released and ready for you to download.

RecordA full recording studio. To go.

With its powerful and intuitive interface, GarageBand makes it easy to capture, adjust 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.

Work with up to an astounding 32 tracks with GarageBand for iOS.3 With a compatible third‑party audio interface, you can even plug in the entire band and record everyone simultaneously on separate tracks. Take multiple passes to nail your performance using Multi‑Take Recording — just choose any Touch Instrument, tap Record, and play continuously over a looping song section. GarageBand automatically captures each one, and you simply choose your favourite.

Take total control of your mix.

Fine‑tune your tracks and record each tap, swipe and twist of the knobs. 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, take advantage of 10 track‑mixing effects directly from Logic Pro, like the Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, Vocal Transformer and more.

Plug into hundreds more sounds on the App Store.

Audio Unit Extensions let you use your favourite compatible third‑party instrument and effect plug‑ins directly in your GarageBand song. Browse the App Store and download your selections from leading music app developers like Moog Music.

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iCloudGarageBand everywhere. Tweak your tracks. On any device.

iCloud allows you to keep your GarageBand sessions up to date across all your iOS devices. Using iCloud Drive, you can import song sketches to your Mac 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 X project and add more tracks. When you bring the project back into Logic Pro, the original tracks are all there, along with the new ones you’ve added in GarageBand.

ShareRelease your song. Worldwide.

Your music deserves to be heard — everywhere. With GarageBand, you can easily share your tracks via email or directly to Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud.4 You can even wirelessly share with someone near you using AirDrop. Post your creations from GarageBand to your fans using Apple Music Connect,5 or save them as custom ringtones so whenever somebody calls, your song rocks. And with built‑in support for iOS 11 and the Files app, you have even more project‑sharing options through third‑party developers.

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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