GarageBand for Mac.Incredible music. In the key of easy.
GarageBand is a whole music creation studio inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. An intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, create and share your hits worldwide. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro.
Start making professional‑sounding music straightaway. Plug in your guitar or mic and choose from a jaw‑dropping array of realistic amps and effects. You can even create astonishingly human‑sounding drum tracks and become inspired by more than a thousand loops from popular genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Indie and more.
More sounds, more inspiration.
Plug in your USB keyboard and dive into the completely inspiring and expanded Sound Library, featuring new electronic‑based music styles like EDM and Hip Hop. The built‑in set of instruments and loops gives you plenty of creative freedom.
Plug it in. Tear it up.
Plug in your guitar and choose from a van‑load of amps, cabinets and stompboxes.
Design your dream bass rig.
Customise your bass tone just the way you want it. Mix and match vintage or modern amps and speaker cabinets. You can even choose and position different microphones to create your signature sound.
GarageBand features Drummer, a virtual session drummer that takes your direction and plays along with your song. Choose from up to 28 drummers in six genres.
Shape your sound. Quickly and easily.
Whenever you’re using a software instrument, amp or effect, Smart Controls appear with the perfect set of knobs, buttons and sliders. So you can shape your sound quickly and keep on creating.
Look, Mum — no wires.
You can wirelessly control GarageBand straight from your iPad with the Logic Remote app. Play any software instrument, shape your sound with Smart Controls and even hit Stop, Start and Record from across the room.
Create EDM and Hip Hop beats like a pro.
Drummer, the virtual session player created using some of the industry’s top session drummers and recording engineers, now features 10 new beat‑making drummers in a range of electronic and Hip Hop music styles, including EDM, Dubstep and Trap. Drummer also comes with 18 session players and acoustic kits covering popular genres like Rock, Alternative and R&B. So you can choose from a total of 28 drummers to help fuel your creativity.
Each new drummer has its own signature drum kit that lets you produce a variety of groove and fill combinations. Use intuitive visual controls to enable and disable individual sounds while you create a beat with kick, snare, cymbals and effects. Or stitch together different performances to make hybrid beats by adding multiple drummer tracks to a song.
Select a drummer to preview his or her distinctive style.
Get creative with 100 EDM‑ and Hip Hop‑inspired synth sounds. Every synth features the Transform Pad Smart Control, so you can morph and tweak sounds to your liking.
Learn to play.Welcome to the school of rock. And blues. And classical.
Get started with a great collection of built‑in lessons for piano and guitar. Or learn some Multi‑Platinum hits from the actual artists who recorded them. You can even get instant feedback on your playing to help hone your skills.
Take your skills to the next level. From any level.
Choose from 40 different genre‑based lessons, including classical, blues, rock and pop. Video demos and animated instruments keep things fun and easy to follow.
Teachers with advanced degrees in hit‑making.
Learn your favourite songs on guitar or piano with a little help from the original recording artists themselves.1 Who better to show you how it’s done?
Play along with any lesson, and GarageBand will listen in real time and tell you how you’re doing, note for note. Track your progress, beat your best scores and improve your skills.
Record. Mix. Master.You run the studio.
Tons of helpful recording and editing features make GarageBand as powerful as it is easy to use. Edit your performances right down to the note and decibel. Fix rhythm issues with a click. Finesse your sound with audio effect plug‑ins. And finish your track like a pro, with effects such as compression and visual EQ.
Go from start to finish. And then some.
Create and mix up to 255 audio tracks. Easily name and reorder your song sections to find the best structure. Then polish it off with all the essentials like reverb, visual EQ, volume levels and stereo panning.
Take your best take.
Record as many takes as you like. You can even loop a section and play several passes in a row. GarageBand saves them all in a multi‑take region, so it’s easy to pick the winners.
Your timing is perfect. Even when it isn’t.
Played a few notes out of time? Simply use Flex Time to drag them into place. You can also select one track as your Groove Track and make the others fall in line for a super‑tight rhythm.
Polish your performance.
Capture your changes in real time by adjusting any of your software instruments’ Smart Controls while recording a performance. You can also fine‑tune your music later in the Piano Roll Editor.
Share with a click.Release your song. Worldwide.
Your music deserves to be heard — everywhere. GarageBand lets you share your finished song easily with friends, family or the whole Internet community via social networks. Or save your track as a custom ringtone. So whenever someone calls, your song rocks. You can also export your new hit single to your iTunes library, where it can live alongside all your other favourite music and go wherever you do. And now, share your remixes, demos or spontaneous moments of inspiration directly from GarageBand to your fans using Apple Music Connect.2
Launch your global release.
Post straight to Apple Music Connect and let the whole world fall in love with it.
iCloud.Your access-all-areas pass.
iCloud allows you to keep your GarageBand sessions up to date across all your Mac computers. It also lets you start sketching out a song idea on your iOS device, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further.