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GarageBand
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GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Use the Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 13 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.
oct 21st 2020
by xoreviews on 2020/10/21 04:31
Pretty confident the new sound library is bugged, I have a notification inside it but nothings new. TRUST ME I’ve checked a billion times and I’m not dumb loll
iOS 14.1 Crashes Constantly Now
by Neumuzik on 2020/10/21 02:15
The best home musician’s recording and production studio on iPad now crashes continuously with the iOS 14.1 update. Very disappointed with this. It has killed my creativity and output with constant worries over what will be destroyed next due to major software flaws. Help, Apple!
I can not get in the song files
by io kid on 2020/10/20 17:05
I try to get in
Great app for making music! However....
by MudaMudaOraOraDora on 2020/10/20 15:42
Yes, this is an amazing app, and if you want to practice making professional level music, this is the app for you, no doubt! However, the app is missing enough sound packs. It sort of limits the amount of music and the types of genres of music you want to make. For example, I wanted to make some intense, orchestral music—but there aren’t enough orchestral instruments on the app. Little to no orchestral percussion as well. There also needs to be more horror-themed instruments, such as a virtual waterphone, a theremin, a dark, scary choir—and/or perhaps a dark, booming organ as well as some scary background sounds. But that’s really the only problem. I guess it all depends on the type of music you aim to make.
Boo
by tenniskid2020 on 2020/10/20 04:23
This is stupid😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠. Bunch of crap made my dummies.
What’s new?
by SpaceboyCT on 2020/10/20 01:55
Hi. I gotta ask: What’s new right now?
H
by Skskskmszmkss on 2020/10/20 01:08
Yo
Need to fix notification that won’t go away
by M@rshmallo on 2020/10/20 01:05
I know that is to check a new sound in the Sound Library, but I’ve opened them all and the banner won’t go away. Need better sounding instruments. The noise gate cuts them off abruptly and without the noise gate on, the sound gets really distorted.
Love This App
by Player1683459 on 2020/10/19 21:21
GarageBand has been one of my favorite music production systems. I love that there are an endless amount of instruments and loops. Thanks Apple for bringing me this app!
Singer Songwriters DAWS
by slickfaster on 2020/10/19 04:08
When combined with my Focus Rite 2i2 interface, GarageBand is a great way to get lyrics and guitar scratch tracks recorded. GB makes it easy to organize and share ideas with friends and band mates. iPad is the way to go but I also record on my iPhone. The Apple lightning camera adapter and multi hub are the key components... I’ve read Presonus/Focus Rite is now iOS supported...I need to upgrade!! Two Thumbs Up.
Love this app
by maddie928 on 2020/10/19 02:46
Me and my sister play on this app every day it is amazing I love all the instruments.If I were anyone I would but this app as a five star rating!
Needs more packs
by A Professional Music Producer on 2020/10/19 01:11
I’ve used GarageBand for a while and I recommend it fully to people who are new to producing and creating music but I wish they would add more sound packs every now and then.
Almost perfect
by D.A.H., Jr. on 2020/10/18 19:40
Would like to see mixing tools more accessible, and would like option to import drum samples into beat sequencer or the drum machine grids, as well as multiple drum samples (not just one at a time) into sampler .. allowing 32 bit samples or the ability to convert them to a reliable format would be pleasant as well The stock sounds are exceptional but as an experimental producer I like the option to import foley or weird sounds for drum sequencing or grid creation. If you can get the experience to be exactly like it is in Logic Pro with multi-output and all, it’d be GOLDEN! Would like to see more Hyperpop, future bass, weird glitchy hybrid styles/synths/drums and not just loops 😊 I’m coming from Logic Pro and using the iPad Pro as my primary music making device until my Mac is out of storage but so far I’m enjoying the experience and genuinely surprised you can create great music with a mobile experience
I love garage band
by a nice reveiw on 2020/10/18 15:37
This game allows me to make any pattern of music, that’s why I love to play garage band.
Amazing, but please add more guitars!
by Devin Sears on 2020/10/18 00:38
I LOVE this app and owe my life to it, but can you please add more guitars? I use this for everything and I make Rock music so I like having varieties and the 4 options are great, but I’d love for more!
PLEASE FIX
by stormfur1 on 2020/10/17 19:47
I love this app, but there is one bug that is so annoying when you’re trying to use it. When going into the automation setting, it crashes about 70% of the time. Sometimes it’s fine, but most of the times I can’t do anything with it. This might have been brought up by someone else, but please fix it. Other than that, pretty much everything in the app is amazing.
Does not work on IOS13 at all
by HarryZzzzz97 on 2020/10/17 14:59
It does not work in IOS13. And I’m not willing to upgrade my system.
???
by Disneyland3099 on 2020/10/17 09:44
Really hard to understand not even YouTube helps
Suggestions (Devs. Please Read)
by fizzle pop kitty on 2020/10/17 07:24
I use this app a LOT for my YouTube channel, creating my songs and uploading them as content. Over the years of using it, I figured out that my strongest point was in classical music, rather than the modern types they have nowadays. While overall the app is very good, I hope I’m not the only one that would like more classical sounding instruments. Yes, there are numerous already on here, like your very own string orchestra, brass group and French horn, clarinet and oboe too, among a few others. However, I’m looking for a little more than that, like a mandolin and steel drums, celestas (not the toy version) and tympani's (please put in tympani's!!!). Piccolos, low whistles, ukuleles, castanets. In other words, I’m looking for more cultural instruments; instruments that come from around the world. Aside from the lack of cultural instruments, I find that there is a problem with the crescendo and the decrescendo when it comes to using any of the current classical instruments on the keyboard option. It would be great if you guys could add in a feature where you could increase or decrease the intensity of that one instrument, starting out soft, and rising to become an anthemic finale! I hear it in numerous songs all the time, such as The Greatest Showman’s ‘Never Enough’ , ‘Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy’ , The Lion King’s ‘King of Pride Rock’ , Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’s ‘Sound the Bugle’ ,upon many MANY others. I can’t wait for the day that I will be able to create a song that sounds nearly as great as the songs listed above, due to that crescendo! In conclusion, I know you guys work very very hard, and you may not get this review due to it. However, if you do, please respond to this. I’m eager to hear what you all are thinking about of this message. Thank you so much for an app that is free with zero advertisements, and is already coming together beautifully with new sound packs being added over time. Thank you for working so hard on this app, and I wish you all a great day!
Eliannna 😌
by fhgghu on 2020/10/17 02:09
I Love you about night 😔yes cute 🥰 boy friend 🤓
PLEASE ADD INPUT AND OUTPUT AUDIO DEVICES
by preston.wyse on 2020/10/17 00:42
love this app i’ve been using it for years but i need an input and output audio option in the settings. everytime i connect my mic to my phone then connect my airpods also it glitches out and only works 50/50 of the time.
GOOD SUGGESTION BELOW
by mr.burritobucks on 2020/10/16 21:29
There should be a Halloween and Christmas pack, as well as a cinematic pack. The Halloween one should have theremins, tubas, spooky marimbas, harpsichords, organs, accordions, ghost choruses, spooky saws, and spooky flutes. The Christmas one would have mostly holiday bells. The cinematic one would just have strings and cinematic percussion.
Fix bug
by efrain op on 2020/10/16 20:46
I have tried garage band before and it’s good but when I download it on my phone I can’t play anything it’s just a black screen pls fix
Ye
by lildre007 on 2020/10/16 15:58
It’s really good I never knew I can get so caught in this. I would recommend I used to just so this all day and get so caught up even at night
Great app, but...
by JarellAncheta0116 on 2020/10/16 05:55
I think this app is great for what it is. But after a while of using GarageBand, it began to feel repetitive and generic, when it came to sound selections and apple loops. I think there should be a lot more sound selection, since they haven’t done an update on it for a fairly long time. Because I can only imagine how much more creative us producers can get with much more limitless options for sounds, and let our imagination run a lot more wild. But this is my current take on this app. Thanks to whoever read the whole thing. ✌️
Within the music, song and more downloadable packs
by shutupsfe on 2020/10/16 01:52
APPLE PLEASE READ THIS!! The better app with a 3-20 accurate music development to DAW with better quality It had a bit of corruption and less detention. We need more audio loops to fit the listing and right sounds, more midi loops that would offend me to illiterate, and more virtual drummers than usual as always in sleep
Sad
by Sup3rskunk on 2020/10/15 23:39
I have used GarageBand for years. Now my songs are being corrupted after I open and play the songs, effectively erasing my work. I’m extremely upset and the only reason I’m not giving 1 star is because I’ve used it for so long... only to have it corrupt and delete my work on my cloud too.
One Million Percent Good.......
by Tomfx38 on 2020/10/15 21:31
Too Good......
Good but not for apple ipad
by dance boi on 2020/10/15 21:13
I wanna make music but it says its for iOS 13 please make it for all iPads please
UK DRILL💫💫💫
by UK. DRILL. on 2020/10/15 04:16
PLEASE DROP A UK DRILL PACKAGE !!
"Record in Background" Always Crashing
by SwirlyMaple on 2020/10/15 02:28
iPad Pro 2nd Gen. With "Record in Background" enabled, and using an external audio interface via the camera kit USB adapter, switching to any other app or even the home screen crashes every time about 20 seconds after making the switch. I've reset the app, I've rebooted, I've force-closed all other apps. As long as I don't switch away from Garageband, it works fine. Found a 3 page thread on Apple support of other users having the same problem with no remedy.
Great app, One major fix to be made
by Nicholaskaufman on 2020/10/14 15:19
I’ll get right to it. I use this app on my iPad Pro for music production and it’s come a long way from where it started. It’s truly a great digital audio workstation. Except for one thing; There is no option on IOS GarageBand to turn off Auto Normalize, which boosts your songs volume to be as loud as it can (0DB), which in theory sounds great, but actually causes problems. Some of my songs end up sounding distorted which is disappointing. It ruins the mix and leaves no room for mastering. I understand how this could be helpful to some, so I don’t recommend removing this but just adding an auto normalize button in settings like in the desktop version. Apple, please add this feature!
pee
by rozzeighhhh on 2020/10/13 07:10
pee
incorrect volume
by Jordan Busa on 2020/10/13 02:24
when i edit the volume of a track in gb it works. but then the changes dont stay when you export it. it goes back to the unedited volume. this is extremely frustrating. iphone 11 ios 3.5.1
نرجو اظافة الات عربية
by ahmad al ameer on 2020/10/13 01:50
نرجو تحديث التطبيق ليدعم الخصائص والانغام والالات العربية
Great App
by iflootmd on 2020/10/12 21:30
This app is amazing. The fact that I can even play offline makes it even better. I’ve been using this app for 5+ years. It’s user friendly and it’s amazing. But I wish there were more sounds and that we could play with others
Stuff
by snoop dawg offical on 2020/10/12 17:53
Reel reel good
This app is amazing 🤩
by DJ Binkles on 2020/10/12 04:25
Hey, I just wanted to say I’m really liking this app so far. It’s just so amazing for making music, better than most of the apps I use. It’s good for finding stuff you need to make a song. But is there anyway I can upload the music I make to a YouTube video or something like that or are the different instruments copyrighted? I would love to give credit to you guys for the app and stuff but I would wanna share the music I make by sending it to people and posting it. Thanks!
A slight overlook maybe?
by tallazmofo on 2020/10/12 02:57
Hey all, names Eric and I just wanted to inform the GarageBand task force that the new update to apples iOS has taken the ability of using settings during beat making. Also the ability to edit, copy and paste a few bars from here to there. These are the couple things I’ve happened to notice.. please look into these errors ASAP. I’m hurtin w/out my GB! :) Thanks dev! Keep up the good work!
Stupid features
by ndoso2038;&:bjockenkowlal on 2020/10/11 17:54
Get rid of shake to undo, nobody ever uses that feature ever on anything and all it does it cause problems and be annoying stop trying to be fancy
Needs brass
by GreenPanda98 on 2020/10/10 23:16
I love garage band it is the best but I have one problem it doesn’t have brass and woodwind instruments and I would love if you added those keep up the good work y’all and thank you
No
by so addicing on 2020/10/10 18:49
I hate it when I screen record for a ringtone it won’t let me put it on the track u guys should fix that u really want that ringtone
Midi Export
by HoodDEO on 2020/10/10 17:25
Please do Midi Export Song duration length in the interface Resolve Merge issues (Sometimes it merge sounds on blank) Put loops on differents genres like Dancehall / UK / We Need 1 more updates to go further #GaragebandGang How about y’all make a platform on it that support our work ( getting our beats rated as a friendly competition! So many producers like me get our names out in the industry obviously getting y’all name too! As: Complex (Prod by Hood Nation G Min 130bpm) Apple GarageBand IOS ©️®️ Present Complex by Hood Nation and many other stuff like YouTube profit songs y’all already know. Imma give 4 stars cuz that ain’t done yet!
Needs same features as Mac has
by aobrokxn on 2020/10/10 17:08
I like this app allot but needs the same stuff like Mac has.automation for not just volume and there’s a tone more I wish this was basically a Mac import but with the mobile interface and there needs to be a mixing screen this app needs allot of work pls update it !!!!
Wild love
by Charity0903 on 2020/10/10 16:15
I’m wolf and I love garage band
Incredible!
by sagekansai on 2020/10/10 15:53
Love this app! Really effective, and it’s super easy to make music on the go. Seamless transition from my phone to my Mac, makes it fun to start beats away from my computer & pick it up from there.
Ew
by TikTok, TeeHee🤭😌 on 2020/10/10 14:41
Why the downloading take so long 🙄
Pretty Good...
by KallMeDaKing on 2020/10/09 17:14
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.
Love this app for beat making
by sobroken@soundcloud on 2020/10/09 02:36
Keep up the work with this app Apple only thing I ask is you add more sounds and make this more like the GarageBand on Mac please bring Mac features to this app and bring a master track so we can master our tracks that’s all I ask overall great app amazing !!!!!!!
Songs
by CMSleek on 2020/10/08 19:49
I make a lot of songs on this and I just recently gotten good but this is grate for anyone it should get a lot more attention, I personally only use the live loops but it’s a great app
umm..
by Not-A-Lie xD on 2020/10/08 17:05
um so its not letting me download the app. I click download, end up waiting am hour, and then it ends up now downloading. Mind you i tried this multiple times and got the same results. Maybe its just my phone though i dont know.
Complaints
by a3u)bfd on 2020/10/08 16:51
My iPad can’t use it garage band it not iso 13. This is how you try to make people up grade to a new iPad.
It could be better I wouldn’t even know
by KanyeBreast on 2020/10/08 15:04
Want the option to be able to add files from voice recorder. It just makes sense. Creatives, tell me I’m wrong.
Gio
by Muzlimxskillz on 2020/10/08 12:49
Gio
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
It won’t work
by dhfjdbxhwjz on 2020/10/07 03:13
The application won’t load or show any instruments at all
Too easy to delete
by McCandlezzz on 2020/10/07 02:07
For the love of God please please please add a confirmation button after delete is selected!!! I have had two songs permanently deleted after accidentally brushing delete. It’s instantaneous. Your finger slips and the song is gone forever. It broke my heart the second time after working for weeks on the project! Other than that, the app is limited but fun and relatively easy to use.
Changed Songs
by basey2019 on 2020/10/06 21:41
When Recording songs The tempo of the Recording gets changed from what i recorded during playback. The recording is mixed when you listen to the song again
Love this app
by B.A.Official on 2020/10/06 20:33
This app in amazing🙏🏻 Thank you for helping me gain traction
Wowza
by sqash27 on 2020/10/06 17:00
Hi! I am only a child, but I must say, this is one the best apps in the whole world. I have zero problems. It is so amazing! Thank you for making this app for me and my two sisters! 😁
A little bit more work
by may234:D on 2020/10/06 14:45
So ya I have not download this yet but I see all that comments and ya this is my drist time playing and make it fun for kids 🖤🤍 :) so ya I do like it but a lil not more work you know just read all the other ones I’m forcing you to read mine so ya it needs more work
Deletes your audio tracks.
by Kyle_Andrew_ on 2020/10/06 01:08
I dedicated many hours to recording a specific song; adding special effects to different tracks for dramatic styling, making sure harmonies were blended. After adding a new recording to a pre-existing track, not only did it delete the previous recording on that track (which was its own separate/split recording) but it didn’t give me the option to undo what happened. So, I’m left here with half of a song because of this app’s glitch. All those hours of work were now for nothing. And it’s not like I mind having to resing parts of a song every now and then, but this happened multiple times. And I also have the most up to date version of this app. Incredibly disappointing.
5 STARS FOR YOU
by Sarah wolf alpha on 2020/10/05 23:07
Hi there I love to your game it’s so much fun I make music‘s and save it I listen to it whenever I’m angry I listen to Music songs isn’t it so cool that’s why I rated you five stars this is the best game I mean it’s the best game then other music’s you can just learn how to guitar drums and everything that is musical instruments it’s just so cool I love this game isn’t it cool!!Guys download this game it’s so good you can learn your favorite instrument it’s just so fun try this game out.Thank you!🥰Goodbye oh and one thing download this game please it’s so cool like literally seriously seriously so cool like seriously seriously.now goodbye.have a great day or night or noon or afternoon or sunny.
Wont work
by kaleb schlachter on 2020/10/05 20:29
I won’t work for some reason
Absolutely Phenomenal
by imnotneptune on 2020/10/05 15:14
This app is perfect in every way, you will find what you want for the great price of free. But we do need a sax or a trombone
Used to be great, but now it’s broken
by fdsgk on 2020/10/05 04:19
I loved GB for a few years. It was so easy to use and gave great results, but recently it has broken and will not run in background mode. This means that you can’t start a recording and switch to another app for words and music to play along. There have been lots of posts about this on the web, but no solutions. If you have perfect recall and don’t need the music then it’s probably still fine for you. On the other hand if, like me, you need to be able to follow the music as you play then GB is no longer the app for you. This would be acceptable if it were a free app , but it’s irritating to have paid for something that no longer works!
Help please
by Cizatmuniir83 on 2020/10/04 22:57
There was problem loading GarageBand library sound what can i do delete the app and reinstall but is also these messages please help or fix this
Please let us
by Krypto20 on 2020/10/04 21:16
Please let us record as long as we like god
Instrument Request
by metroidguy123 on 2020/10/04 20:01
If you guys haven’t stopped adding new things, could you try to add in a Metallic Drum sounds for the Keyboard to make tropical music?
It crashed.
by KaylaBear🧸🍜 on 2020/10/04 19:03
The app keeps crashing, and I don’t know why. Ive reset my phone, deleted and reinstalled the app, reset the apps data, and it still doesn't work.
Amazing but one thing
by popp Doughnoight on 2020/10/04 19:00
There is more apple loops on Mac then mobile and there are some good ones so can you put those in GarageBand MOBILE
Not enough easy iPhone storage
by joshienicknametakenfail on 2020/10/04 04:14
GarageBand has plenty of helpful iPhone storage for everything else but the app size was driving me CRAZY!! Please please please fix!!!
Good
by Dr.barig on 2020/10/04 01:22
Better on computer than on mobile
Love it, but . . .
by karonalady on 2020/10/03 19:51
We absolutely love Garage Band and use it continually. However, when using it live, playing our tracks for an audience, we would really like it if there was a way to stop the tracks at the end. As it is, if we don’t manually stop them, they loop back to the beginning and start playing again, which is VERY inconvenient. I’m amazed that this feature isn’t automatically assumed to be needed. Other than that — we love it!
Apple Please Make An Update
by Epicgamer26🎧 on 2020/10/03 19:13
For a beginner like me who for instance is in middle school and who learning band wouldn’t it be easier to come with a walkthrough or at least some instructions to use that type of note on a guitar. But enough of that I still like this and for when I use my headphones to listen to the song I’m making or made it sometimes cuts out I wonder if it’s just a minor bug but overall I love the app.
Great Music App!
by "Lupin" on 2020/10/03 18:58
I really love this app, although I have one problem with it, I think it needs more instruments! Other than that this app is really great!
Don’t make it ios 13 only
by BangtanStuffs on 2020/10/03 16:15
Please don’t make it ios 13 only. I can’t upgrade to iOS 13 and need this app!
Good
by PoochBoy123 on 2020/10/03 15:25
🙃‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎
What lessons?
by ArtificialyRearedSilverFoxes on 2020/10/03 05:33
I keep on finding instructions for how to take lessons for playing the piano and other instruments in GarageBand, but none of them seem to have anything to do with what I see in the app I have installed on my iPad 3rd generation. Are these lessons not available for my product? I think I would have enjoyed this product, but as it is, I’m just frustrated and disgusted.
Don’t download
by Jamyia_Oriana on 2020/10/03 04:29
Your app is horrible it doesn’t even work and it glitches
Fix Auv3 and more usage of effects
by KeviNator Gamer on 2020/10/03 03:58
When I export it crashes my AUV3 effects.
Request
by is it here? on 2020/10/03 03:35
Apple please give me one thing in GB. It would be nice if there was a fade in and fade out for each clip or sample or whatever you call em without having to automate it. Sometimes they stop so abruptly it doesn’t sound right. If it faded out would be nice.
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 I like it
by Bombita2 on 2020/10/03 03:18
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🤜
Not working anymore:(
by fifakilla89 on 2020/10/02 22:49
GB completely stopped working on my phone I’ve tried redownloading and nothing
Please more Japanese Instruments
by im too lazy to pick a name :/ on 2020/10/02 18:45
As a weeb I really love Japanese culture, I really like the current Japanese instruments but I wish there was more. It still deserves 5 stars.
A problem
by Portia Celena on 2020/10/01 23:45
WHY IS FILE SIZE 1GB
Powerful, but hard to learn
by Also468er on 2020/10/01 21:52
It’s the Blender or music applications. For you nerds out there yes it’s more like 2.79 in terms of having to learn it.
A One Hundred Thousandth Triple Baby🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘
by Jesse Dillanger H, on 2020/10/01 19:54
U Work
Great app
by vrvrvtvtrvrvr on 2020/10/01 14:07
The only problem is it took a couple minutes to download
Almost Great
by 19274739193 on 2020/10/01 12:09
This is one of the best apps to ever be made but the automation is non existent other than volume and thats not okay when programming that feature takes such minuscule effort.
IOS 14 ruined the app/ PLEASE UPDATE
by HermanoNero on 2020/10/01 06:30
Ever since I updated to IOS 14, I lost some of my projects! They aren’t even in the deleted section. PLEASE UPDATE
Nice
by adoptmehnow3755 on 2020/10/01 04:09
I like it
Account temporarily unavailable
by tueh65 on 2020/10/01 00:47
Every time I open get acct temp unavailable
PERSON READ DIS😑
by mermaid r real on 2020/09/30 21:33
Ok first of all I want to say dat dis game is goo and u may think i do not know how to spell right but all the spelling mistakes is just how I would talk in real life person. Any way dis game is goo but there is a prob k A PROB PERSON A PROB dis app is really hard to learn like how to save songs or how to download things without it being all like “u have gone over da limit” but otherwise is a goo app and person remember dis thang I have a quote here it is ok now for real dis time ok I doing it I going to do da quote 😂 ok here da quote “It’s better to ask for forgiveness then permission”
ok then
by kovu lol on 2020/09/30 13:13
insta @kovuuuuuuuu 🥺
Please
by Gacha Aviles on 2020/09/30 08:08
All I ask is to bat make this app need so much storage, I’m trying to download it but I don’t have enough storage, I even deleted my entire camera roll and it still didn’t update.
Love this app very few issues
by depressed cookie on 2020/09/30 00:43
I seriously love this app! I make music on SoundCloud and this really helped me get into it, OneDepressedCookie if anyone was wondering. Anyway seriously worth a download, only issue is it takes a lot of space, that’s about it. It allows anyone to make music easily, seriously great!
Yes
by Payton K. on 2020/09/29 22:42
Ok, so I use this for my ringtone and let me say. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! 💗💗💗
content
by Aamual on 2020/09/29 20:55
gays are you
Pretty Good...
by KallMeDaKing on 2020/10/09 17:14
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.
Almost Perfect
by Rhsjshwhdyd on 2020/04/01 05:36
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.
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by shnsnsnssnnsnsnnsnsns on 2020/09/25 20:28
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!
by Some body you don't know. on 2020/04/14 08:47
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
by khanflikk on 2020/02/16 08:48
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!
by YourLittleSylveon on 2019/07/10 17:55
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!
Needs to be solved
by AJ_money maker on 2019/01/21 12:30
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
Ok I have some problems.
by rektandreas on 2020/06/20 14:46
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.
Complaints about GarageBand
by ElaijahS on 2018/08/12 14:17
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.
Recording Sections Limit Usefulness
by zipperbug on 2020/08/28 18:46
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.
808s
by AppleLover61761 on 2019/01/03 18:51
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!
Better than fl studio mobile
by Jack Talton on 2019/01/22 16:01
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!!!
Essential for songwriters
by killersongz on 2018/06/14 06:46
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!
Almost perfect
by The child indoors on 2019/06/07 22:17
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!
I don't get it
by OkieWolf on 2019/02/02 00:25
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.
Confused
by MexiRocker on 2020/07/31 06:08
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...
by elijio7521 on 2019/10/25 19:54
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.
Headed in the right direction
by Seth Draven on 2018/12/06 23:35
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. 🙂
Idea that would help a lot (devs please read)
by Brivn gvbriel on 2018/08/13 22:51
So I’ve been using garage band for about 4 years now and it’s become sophisticated enough to make studio quality sounds but I have one request and that is to somehow implement a way to compact or stretch audio files that have been imported or even recorded to slow down or speed up tempo of that file separately from the tempo of the song, even an option for raising or lowering pitch separately at the same time as making it faster or slower, just so I can perfectly match a sample and edit pitch without changing the tempo or so I don’t have to use third party apps and import two separate files one being faster or slower. It would help a lot and it would make sampling much more easier. Another idea I have is somehow give us the option to edit the FX because when I make music I want to be able to edit out my mistakes instead of re-recording over and over again. This would all help so much for amateur producers like myself and I hope you read and I hope you agree and I hope you make this already great app better.
NO 2/4 Time template/background
by AnonymsFan on 2017/11/02 12:21
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.
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
by AngelaPaulson on 2018/04/19 03:37
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.
Some Suggestions?
by —• B •— on 2017/10/14 19:26
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! ✌🏻
Love it! But I have a huge problem.
by Lsahjspjsohauvibojd on 2019/04/10 04:23
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.
It is SO detailed
by Sarge23060 on 2018/08/27 12:45
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. 😄😄
NEEDS SERIOUS BUG FIXES
by Hohokitten on 2018/04/29 08:00
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.
Awesome app!
by DesertEagle252 on 2017/11/08 03:27
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.
Minor Problems
by P3t3r129 on 2019/12/08 08:12
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.
Surprisingly great
by elliot.harper.90 on 2018/04/08 18:17
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!
Amazing App
by Lojavvvv on 2020/04/07 06:54
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.
by JayOTO on 2017/11/08 08:05
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 have a problem
by catgamer🐱 on 2020/01/13 00:11
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)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
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.
Love it. I have a few critiques
by evilmonkeyinchrisescloset on 2017/11/24 21:46
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.
iOS 11 Bug makes GarageBand TAP OUT -R.I.P
by Asterplax on 2017/10/10 08:19
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.)
Great app but some suggestions
by Murf Music on 2017/08/30 20:50
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.
by gabi marieeee on 2017/12/30 18:15
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.
by Calebo 85 on 2020/06/19 00:49
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!
Awesome functionality - want more capability
by Joelfarris on 2019/04/26 20:40
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!
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 wonderful app!
by Pat riot 1 on 2018/10/15 17:34
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 !
Ech.
by ZZZZZZZZEEDEDEDE on 2017/11/15 04:42
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
by GoldenBirdPlays_YT on 2020/06/15 16:23
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
by SynthJockey748 on 2019/06/16 17:21
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.
Almost top notch! But it’s got some little issues..
by The new login problem on 2018/03/08 01:03
This app is one of the only ways for me to make music currently, but man is it successful! I’ve written and made some great songs on it, so it functions really well! BUT it is missing some great instruments. The one that I think many would want the most (definitely me) is the Accordion. They are also missing things like Bag pipes, Organ (ones from steeples not from old 70’s pianos), Harmonica, some brass instruments like the Saxophone, and some other ones. But they do have a lot of instruments so I’m not pressuring it. The one thing that takes a star away is the drums. MAN I DESPISE THE DRUM SETTINGS. None of my songs have a good beat due to one thing. When I’m recording for drums and I make a mistake, it plays the last attempt with my new one! So I have to work around deleting mistakes every time! Please stop that drum thing! But other then that, this app is finely tuned, pun intended, And can make great songs! Get garage band, worth the time and effort!
Amazing! One big suggestion.
by 2Beast4UGamingYT on 2018/11/16 13:11
Favorite music production app by far, especially the fact that it’s free. I love the Alchemy Synth because before that, there were few presets. The interface is easy. It’s looks nice, and most importantly it sounds great. I remember being so excited because I learned that you can automate the volume in tracks, and I use it all the time and for side chaining. I do however want there to be automation for different effects. Like cutoff, pitch, delay, etc. it would be the greatest thing ever. I think how it would work is you add an effect from the “Plug-ins and EQ” tab. Then there would be a button somewhere on that effect that says “create automation clip” or something. It would be AMAZING if you added this and I think that I would be fully satisfied with GarageBand. I’ve been producing for 2 years (since I was 12) and I have expanded my knowledge of music production. Thanks again for the best mobile DAW!
A few things you could add
by stysjejvsiejdbdjcowlqpap on 2019/01/25 03:54
Ok so this is like the greatest music making app and it’s free, as well as the sound packs. Groovebox and noise are also apps I tried and they also have sound packs, a few are free but the rest cost money so I LOVE that all the packs on GarageBand are free. I do also have a few suggestions to add to the app though 1. Alternate tunings for guitar and bass. I think that the presets are fine for guitar and bass but I think that there should be alternate tunings, like drop D, drop C, and standard E flat, as well as standard D tuning. For the last two tunings you can use a vocal transformer to shift it down 1 or 2 semitones but it would be a lot easier to just switch between tunings 2. A woodwind touch instrument Ok so I don’t know what this would look like but I think we need this touch instrument. Maybe instruments like what we have in the keyboard, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe, but we could also add instruments like recorder, Irish whistle, and Dizi. 3. Brass touch instrument So like woodwind we need the instrument in the keyboard, like the French horn, but we only have the, “Brass ensemble” I want touch instruments like, tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and euphonium. It would kinda look like the strings touch instrument where you can choose what instruments are playing. Well that’s all I can think of for now but if you could add those in, it would make my week!!
Solid app but has some odd kinks
by Monkey lord ):( on 2019/10/08 03:50
I love this app. It’s amazing what you can make on mobile thanks to GB, but there are flaws. Most of these are little bugs. Occasionally the app has crashed on my phone and lost my progress on a song, I’m usually able to regain what I lost but it’s insanely annoying. It would be solved if there was an automatic save button somewhere on the app, rather then relying on automatic saves that can be disturbed. Alongside that the recent updates with the dark mode and stuff is cool, but I hate this redo bar that has randomly appeared. All of a sudden this white bar appears when I’m doing stuff on the keys, with options to redo errors and stuff. This shouldn’t be an issue but it kind of blocks the top of the screen, and is just a hassle due to it’s overdone sensitivity. Other then that it’s a great app with a huge selection of sounds, sampling from the loop library is really enjoyable. I love the additional instruments ranging from guitar to drum machine.
The tyranny of sections
by Stephen. on 2019/01/20 22:39
This is an outstanding app, don’t get me wrong. It’s loaded with great sounds, simple to use, and makes capturing inspiration easy. I’ve really enjoyed messing with it. My one complaint though, and for me it’s a big one, is that you pretty much have to use their concept of sections. This makes some sense, but I’ve found it very limiting. It makes it more difficult to move from one section of a song to the next while recording, because really you should stop and make another section for that. You could go back and do it later, but it’s a pain. And what if you want to throw a bar of only 3 beats in there, or something like that? You can’t really, because you’re beholden to the song’s time signature, enforced through sections. The solution seems pretty simple, and it looks like it actually used to be in the app - time-based, rather than measure-based, recording. Similar to what GarageBand for the Mac has. That gives you the freedom to play with the structure, length, tempo, whatever, however you want. Sure you give up some stuff, but I feel like that’s a common enough use case to warrant inclusion in the app, just like in the Mac version. Until then, I find it too limiting for actual composition, and more suited to sketching ideas and making loops. TL;DR - bring back time-based recording. Don’t force us to use sections. And keep up the great work! It’s an outstanding app in many ways.
The only good app for music production
by ummmhello on 2019/08/02 03:41
this is straight up the best option for anyone wanting to get into music production. each consecutive update keeps bringing more and more: effects like compression and eq, usable amp and pedal simulation, and the whole Alchemy library. if you have an iPhone and want to make music, you have no excuse not to start learning or at least start playing around with samples and loops. One of my favorite things about Logic Pro is it’s large library of proprietary VST’s, samples, and loops. This extends this app as well, making Garageband a great writing tool along with simple production software. there’s so many virtual instruments for beginners to play with, from orchestral instruments and band instruments, to a multitude of synths and electronic drums. of course there’s always room for improvement, but this is the absolute best app for anyone starting out in music production, and even a viable writing tool for songwriters and producers who aren’t beginners to demo their tracks.
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GarageBand
Description
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 13 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.
oct 21st 2020
by xoreviews on 2020/10/21 04:31
Pretty confident the new sound library is bugged, I have a notification inside it but nothings new. TRUST ME I’ve checked a billion times and I’m not dumb loll
iOS 14.1 Crashes Constantly Now
by Neumuzik on 2020/10/21 02:15
The best home musician’s recording and production studio on iPad now crashes continuously with the iOS 14.1 update. Very disappointed with this. It has killed my creativity and output with constant worries over what will be destroyed next due to major software flaws. Help, Apple!
I can not get in the song files
by io kid on 2020/10/20 17:05
I try to get in
Great app for making music! However....
by MudaMudaOraOraDora on 2020/10/20 15:42
Yes, this is an amazing app, and if you want to practice making professional level music, this is the app for you, no doubt! However, the app is missing enough sound packs. It sort of limits the amount of music and the types of genres of music you want to make. For example, I wanted to make some intense, orchestral music—but there aren’t enough orchestral instruments on the app. Little to no orchestral percussion as well. There also needs to be more horror-themed instruments, such as a virtual waterphone, a theremin, a dark, scary choir—and/or perhaps a dark, booming organ as well as some scary background sounds. But that’s really the only problem. I guess it all depends on the type of music you aim to make.
Boo
by tenniskid2020 on 2020/10/20 04:23
This is stupid😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠. Bunch of crap made my dummies.
What’s new?
by SpaceboyCT on 2020/10/20 01:55
Hi. I gotta ask: What’s new right now?
H
by Skskskmszmkss on 2020/10/20 01:08
Yo
Need to fix notification that won’t go away
by M@rshmallo on 2020/10/20 01:05
I know that is to check a new sound in the Sound Library, but I’ve opened them all and the banner won’t go away. Need better sounding instruments. The noise gate cuts them off abruptly and without the noise gate on, the sound gets really distorted.
Love This App
by Player1683459 on 2020/10/19 21:21
GarageBand has been one of my favorite music production systems. I love that there are an endless amount of instruments and loops. Thanks Apple for bringing me this app!
Singer Songwriters DAWS
by slickfaster on 2020/10/19 04:08
When combined with my Focus Rite 2i2 interface, GarageBand is a great way to get lyrics and guitar scratch tracks recorded. GB makes it easy to organize and share ideas with friends and band mates. iPad is the way to go but I also record on my iPhone. The Apple lightning camera adapter and multi hub are the key components... I’ve read Presonus/Focus Rite is now iOS supported...I need to upgrade!! Two Thumbs Up.
Love this app
by maddie928 on 2020/10/19 02:46
Me and my sister play on this app every day it is amazing I love all the instruments.If I were anyone I would but this app as a five star rating!
Needs more packs
by A Professional Music Producer on 2020/10/19 01:11
I’ve used GarageBand for a while and I recommend it fully to people who are new to producing and creating music but I wish they would add more sound packs every now and then.
Almost perfect
by D.A.H., Jr. on 2020/10/18 19:40
Would like to see mixing tools more accessible, and would like option to import drum samples into beat sequencer or the drum machine grids, as well as multiple drum samples (not just one at a time) into sampler .. allowing 32 bit samples or the ability to convert them to a reliable format would be pleasant as well The stock sounds are exceptional but as an experimental producer I like the option to import foley or weird sounds for drum sequencing or grid creation. If you can get the experience to be exactly like it is in Logic Pro with multi-output and all, it’d be GOLDEN! Would like to see more Hyperpop, future bass, weird glitchy hybrid styles/synths/drums and not just loops 😊 I’m coming from Logic Pro and using the iPad Pro as my primary music making device until my Mac is out of storage but so far I’m enjoying the experience and genuinely surprised you can create great music with a mobile experience
I love garage band
by a nice reveiw on 2020/10/18 15:37
This game allows me to make any pattern of music, that’s why I love to play garage band.
Amazing, but please add more guitars!
by Devin Sears on 2020/10/18 00:38
I LOVE this app and owe my life to it, but can you please add more guitars? I use this for everything and I make Rock music so I like having varieties and the 4 options are great, but I’d love for more!
PLEASE FIX
by stormfur1 on 2020/10/17 19:47
I love this app, but there is one bug that is so annoying when you’re trying to use it. When going into the automation setting, it crashes about 70% of the time. Sometimes it’s fine, but most of the times I can’t do anything with it. This might have been brought up by someone else, but please fix it. Other than that, pretty much everything in the app is amazing.
Does not work on IOS13 at all
by HarryZzzzz97 on 2020/10/17 14:59
It does not work in IOS13. And I’m not willing to upgrade my system.
???
by Disneyland3099 on 2020/10/17 09:44
Really hard to understand not even YouTube helps
Suggestions (Devs. Please Read)
by fizzle pop kitty on 2020/10/17 07:24
I use this app a LOT for my YouTube channel, creating my songs and uploading them as content. Over the years of using it, I figured out that my strongest point was in classical music, rather than the modern types they have nowadays. While overall the app is very good, I hope I’m not the only one that would like more classical sounding instruments. Yes, there are numerous already on here, like your very own string orchestra, brass group and French horn, clarinet and oboe too, among a few others. However, I’m looking for a little more than that, like a mandolin and steel drums, celestas (not the toy version) and tympani's (please put in tympani's!!!). Piccolos, low whistles, ukuleles, castanets. In other words, I’m looking for more cultural instruments; instruments that come from around the world. Aside from the lack of cultural instruments, I find that there is a problem with the crescendo and the decrescendo when it comes to using any of the current classical instruments on the keyboard option. It would be great if you guys could add in a feature where you could increase or decrease the intensity of that one instrument, starting out soft, and rising to become an anthemic finale! I hear it in numerous songs all the time, such as The Greatest Showman’s ‘Never Enough’ , ‘Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy’ , The Lion King’s ‘King of Pride Rock’ , Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’s ‘Sound the Bugle’ ,upon many MANY others. I can’t wait for the day that I will be able to create a song that sounds nearly as great as the songs listed above, due to that crescendo! In conclusion, I know you guys work very very hard, and you may not get this review due to it. However, if you do, please respond to this. I’m eager to hear what you all are thinking about of this message. Thank you so much for an app that is free with zero advertisements, and is already coming together beautifully with new sound packs being added over time. Thank you for working so hard on this app, and I wish you all a great day!
Eliannna 😌
by fhgghu on 2020/10/17 02:09
I Love you about night 😔yes cute 🥰 boy friend 🤓
PLEASE ADD INPUT AND OUTPUT AUDIO DEVICES
by preston.wyse on 2020/10/17 00:42
love this app i’ve been using it for years but i need an input and output audio option in the settings. everytime i connect my mic to my phone then connect my airpods also it glitches out and only works 50/50 of the time.
GOOD SUGGESTION BELOW
by mr.burritobucks on 2020/10/16 21:29
There should be a Halloween and Christmas pack, as well as a cinematic pack. The Halloween one should have theremins, tubas, spooky marimbas, harpsichords, organs, accordions, ghost choruses, spooky saws, and spooky flutes. The Christmas one would have mostly holiday bells. The cinematic one would just have strings and cinematic percussion.
Fix bug
by efrain op on 2020/10/16 20:46
I have tried garage band before and it’s good but when I download it on my phone I can’t play anything it’s just a black screen pls fix
Ye
by lildre007 on 2020/10/16 15:58
It’s really good I never knew I can get so caught in this. I would recommend I used to just so this all day and get so caught up even at night
Great app, but...
by JarellAncheta0116 on 2020/10/16 05:55
I think this app is great for what it is. But after a while of using GarageBand, it began to feel repetitive and generic, when it came to sound selections and apple loops. I think there should be a lot more sound selection, since they haven’t done an update on it for a fairly long time. Because I can only imagine how much more creative us producers can get with much more limitless options for sounds, and let our imagination run a lot more wild. But this is my current take on this app. Thanks to whoever read the whole thing. ✌️
Within the music, song and more downloadable packs
by shutupsfe on 2020/10/16 01:52
APPLE PLEASE READ THIS!! The better app with a 3-20 accurate music development to DAW with better quality It had a bit of corruption and less detention. We need more audio loops to fit the listing and right sounds, more midi loops that would offend me to illiterate, and more virtual drummers than usual as always in sleep
Sad
by Sup3rskunk on 2020/10/15 23:39
I have used GarageBand for years. Now my songs are being corrupted after I open and play the songs, effectively erasing my work. I’m extremely upset and the only reason I’m not giving 1 star is because I’ve used it for so long... only to have it corrupt and delete my work on my cloud too.
One Million Percent Good.......
by Tomfx38 on 2020/10/15 21:31
Too Good......
Good but not for apple ipad
by dance boi on 2020/10/15 21:13
I wanna make music but it says its for iOS 13 please make it for all iPads please
UK DRILL💫💫💫
by UK. DRILL. on 2020/10/15 04:16
PLEASE DROP A UK DRILL PACKAGE !!
"Record in Background" Always Crashing
by SwirlyMaple on 2020/10/15 02:28
iPad Pro 2nd Gen. With "Record in Background" enabled, and using an external audio interface via the camera kit USB adapter, switching to any other app or even the home screen crashes every time about 20 seconds after making the switch. I've reset the app, I've rebooted, I've force-closed all other apps. As long as I don't switch away from Garageband, it works fine. Found a 3 page thread on Apple support of other users having the same problem with no remedy.
Great app, One major fix to be made
by Nicholaskaufman on 2020/10/14 15:19
I’ll get right to it. I use this app on my iPad Pro for music production and it’s come a long way from where it started. It’s truly a great digital audio workstation. Except for one thing; There is no option on IOS GarageBand to turn off Auto Normalize, which boosts your songs volume to be as loud as it can (0DB), which in theory sounds great, but actually causes problems. Some of my songs end up sounding distorted which is disappointing. It ruins the mix and leaves no room for mastering. I understand how this could be helpful to some, so I don’t recommend removing this but just adding an auto normalize button in settings like in the desktop version. Apple, please add this feature!
pee
by rozzeighhhh on 2020/10/13 07:10
pee
incorrect volume
by Jordan Busa on 2020/10/13 02:24
when i edit the volume of a track in gb it works. but then the changes dont stay when you export it. it goes back to the unedited volume. this is extremely frustrating. iphone 11 ios 3.5.1
نرجو اظافة الات عربية
by ahmad al ameer on 2020/10/13 01:50
نرجو تحديث التطبيق ليدعم الخصائص والانغام والالات العربية
Great App
by iflootmd on 2020/10/12 21:30
This app is amazing. The fact that I can even play offline makes it even better. I’ve been using this app for 5+ years. It’s user friendly and it’s amazing. But I wish there were more sounds and that we could play with others
Stuff
by snoop dawg offical on 2020/10/12 17:53
Reel reel good
This app is amazing 🤩
by DJ Binkles on 2020/10/12 04:25
Hey, I just wanted to say I’m really liking this app so far. It’s just so amazing for making music, better than most of the apps I use. It’s good for finding stuff you need to make a song. But is there anyway I can upload the music I make to a YouTube video or something like that or are the different instruments copyrighted? I would love to give credit to you guys for the app and stuff but I would wanna share the music I make by sending it to people and posting it. Thanks!
A slight overlook maybe?
by tallazmofo on 2020/10/12 02:57
Hey all, names Eric and I just wanted to inform the GarageBand task force that the new update to apples iOS has taken the ability of using settings during beat making. Also the ability to edit, copy and paste a few bars from here to there. These are the couple things I’ve happened to notice.. please look into these errors ASAP. I’m hurtin w/out my GB! :) Thanks dev! Keep up the good work!
Stupid features
by ndoso2038;&:bjockenkowlal on 2020/10/11 17:54
Get rid of shake to undo, nobody ever uses that feature ever on anything and all it does it cause problems and be annoying stop trying to be fancy
Needs brass
by GreenPanda98 on 2020/10/10 23:16
I love garage band it is the best but I have one problem it doesn’t have brass and woodwind instruments and I would love if you added those keep up the good work y’all and thank you
No
by so addicing on 2020/10/10 18:49
I hate it when I screen record for a ringtone it won’t let me put it on the track u guys should fix that u really want that ringtone
Midi Export
by HoodDEO on 2020/10/10 17:25
Please do Midi Export Song duration length in the interface Resolve Merge issues (Sometimes it merge sounds on blank) Put loops on differents genres like Dancehall / UK / We Need 1 more updates to go further #GaragebandGang How about y’all make a platform on it that support our work ( getting our beats rated as a friendly competition! So many producers like me get our names out in the industry obviously getting y’all name too! As: Complex (Prod by Hood Nation G Min 130bpm) Apple GarageBand IOS ©️®️ Present Complex by Hood Nation and many other stuff like YouTube profit songs y’all already know. Imma give 4 stars cuz that ain’t done yet!
Needs same features as Mac has
by aobrokxn on 2020/10/10 17:08
I like this app allot but needs the same stuff like Mac has.automation for not just volume and there’s a tone more I wish this was basically a Mac import but with the mobile interface and there needs to be a mixing screen this app needs allot of work pls update it !!!!
Wild love
by Charity0903 on 2020/10/10 16:15
I’m wolf and I love garage band
Incredible!
by sagekansai on 2020/10/10 15:53
Love this app! Really effective, and it’s super easy to make music on the go. Seamless transition from my phone to my Mac, makes it fun to start beats away from my computer & pick it up from there.
Ew
by TikTok, TeeHee🤭😌 on 2020/10/10 14:41
Why the downloading take so long 🙄
Pretty Good...
by KallMeDaKing on 2020/10/09 17:14
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.
Love this app for beat making
by sobroken@soundcloud on 2020/10/09 02:36
Keep up the work with this app Apple only thing I ask is you add more sounds and make this more like the GarageBand on Mac please bring Mac features to this app and bring a master track so we can master our tracks that’s all I ask overall great app amazing !!!!!!!
Songs
by CMSleek on 2020/10/08 19:49
I make a lot of songs on this and I just recently gotten good but this is grate for anyone it should get a lot more attention, I personally only use the live loops but it’s a great app
umm..
by Not-A-Lie xD on 2020/10/08 17:05
um so its not letting me download the app. I click download, end up waiting am hour, and then it ends up now downloading. Mind you i tried this multiple times and got the same results. Maybe its just my phone though i dont know.
Complaints
by a3u)bfd on 2020/10/08 16:51
My iPad can’t use it garage band it not iso 13. This is how you try to make people up grade to a new iPad.
It could be better I wouldn’t even know
by KanyeBreast on 2020/10/08 15:04
Want the option to be able to add files from voice recorder. It just makes sense. Creatives, tell me I’m wrong.
Gio
by Muzlimxskillz on 2020/10/08 12:49
Gio
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
It won’t work
by dhfjdbxhwjz on 2020/10/07 03:13
The application won’t load or show any instruments at all
Too easy to delete
by McCandlezzz on 2020/10/07 02:07
For the love of God please please please add a confirmation button after delete is selected!!! I have had two songs permanently deleted after accidentally brushing delete. It’s instantaneous. Your finger slips and the song is gone forever. It broke my heart the second time after working for weeks on the project! Other than that, the app is limited but fun and relatively easy to use.
Changed Songs
by basey2019 on 2020/10/06 21:41
When Recording songs The tempo of the Recording gets changed from what i recorded during playback. The recording is mixed when you listen to the song again
Love this app
by B.A.Official on 2020/10/06 20:33
This app in amazing🙏🏻 Thank you for helping me gain traction
Wowza
by sqash27 on 2020/10/06 17:00
Hi! I am only a child, but I must say, this is one the best apps in the whole world. I have zero problems. It is so amazing! Thank you for making this app for me and my two sisters! 😁
A little bit more work
by may234:D on 2020/10/06 14:45
So ya I have not download this yet but I see all that comments and ya this is my drist time playing and make it fun for kids 🖤🤍 :) so ya I do like it but a lil not more work you know just read all the other ones I’m forcing you to read mine so ya it needs more work
Deletes your audio tracks.
by Kyle_Andrew_ on 2020/10/06 01:08
I dedicated many hours to recording a specific song; adding special effects to different tracks for dramatic styling, making sure harmonies were blended. After adding a new recording to a pre-existing track, not only did it delete the previous recording on that track (which was its own separate/split recording) but it didn’t give me the option to undo what happened. So, I’m left here with half of a song because of this app’s glitch. All those hours of work were now for nothing. And it’s not like I mind having to resing parts of a song every now and then, but this happened multiple times. And I also have the most up to date version of this app. Incredibly disappointing.
5 STARS FOR YOU
by Sarah wolf alpha on 2020/10/05 23:07
Hi there I love to your game it’s so much fun I make music‘s and save it I listen to it whenever I’m angry I listen to Music songs isn’t it so cool that’s why I rated you five stars this is the best game I mean it’s the best game then other music’s you can just learn how to guitar drums and everything that is musical instruments it’s just so cool I love this game isn’t it cool!!Guys download this game it’s so good you can learn your favorite instrument it’s just so fun try this game out.Thank you!🥰Goodbye oh and one thing download this game please it’s so cool like literally seriously seriously so cool like seriously seriously.now goodbye.have a great day or night or noon or afternoon or sunny.
Wont work
by kaleb schlachter on 2020/10/05 20:29
I won’t work for some reason
Absolutely Phenomenal
by imnotneptune on 2020/10/05 15:14
This app is perfect in every way, you will find what you want for the great price of free. But we do need a sax or a trombone
Used to be great, but now it’s broken
by fdsgk on 2020/10/05 04:19
I loved GB for a few years. It was so easy to use and gave great results, but recently it has broken and will not run in background mode. This means that you can’t start a recording and switch to another app for words and music to play along. There have been lots of posts about this on the web, but no solutions. If you have perfect recall and don’t need the music then it’s probably still fine for you. On the other hand if, like me, you need to be able to follow the music as you play then GB is no longer the app for you. This would be acceptable if it were a free app , but it’s irritating to have paid for something that no longer works!
Help please
by Cizatmuniir83 on 2020/10/04 22:57
There was problem loading GarageBand library sound what can i do delete the app and reinstall but is also these messages please help or fix this
Please let us
by Krypto20 on 2020/10/04 21:16
Please let us record as long as we like god
Instrument Request
by metroidguy123 on 2020/10/04 20:01
If you guys haven’t stopped adding new things, could you try to add in a Metallic Drum sounds for the Keyboard to make tropical music?
It crashed.
by KaylaBear🧸🍜 on 2020/10/04 19:03
The app keeps crashing, and I don’t know why. Ive reset my phone, deleted and reinstalled the app, reset the apps data, and it still doesn't work.
Amazing but one thing
by popp Doughnoight on 2020/10/04 19:00
There is more apple loops on Mac then mobile and there are some good ones so can you put those in GarageBand MOBILE
Not enough easy iPhone storage
by joshienicknametakenfail on 2020/10/04 04:14
GarageBand has plenty of helpful iPhone storage for everything else but the app size was driving me CRAZY!! Please please please fix!!!
Good
by Dr.barig on 2020/10/04 01:22
Better on computer than on mobile
Love it, but . . .
by karonalady on 2020/10/03 19:51
We absolutely love Garage Band and use it continually. However, when using it live, playing our tracks for an audience, we would really like it if there was a way to stop the tracks at the end. As it is, if we don’t manually stop them, they loop back to the beginning and start playing again, which is VERY inconvenient. I’m amazed that this feature isn’t automatically assumed to be needed. Other than that — we love it!
Apple Please Make An Update
by Epicgamer26🎧 on 2020/10/03 19:13
For a beginner like me who for instance is in middle school and who learning band wouldn’t it be easier to come with a walkthrough or at least some instructions to use that type of note on a guitar. But enough of that I still like this and for when I use my headphones to listen to the song I’m making or made it sometimes cuts out I wonder if it’s just a minor bug but overall I love the app.
Great Music App!
by "Lupin" on 2020/10/03 18:58
I really love this app, although I have one problem with it, I think it needs more instruments! Other than that this app is really great!
Don’t make it ios 13 only
by BangtanStuffs on 2020/10/03 16:15
Please don’t make it ios 13 only. I can’t upgrade to iOS 13 and need this app!
Good
by PoochBoy123 on 2020/10/03 15:25
🙃‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎
What lessons?
by ArtificialyRearedSilverFoxes on 2020/10/03 05:33
I keep on finding instructions for how to take lessons for playing the piano and other instruments in GarageBand, but none of them seem to have anything to do with what I see in the app I have installed on my iPad 3rd generation. Are these lessons not available for my product? I think I would have enjoyed this product, but as it is, I’m just frustrated and disgusted.
Don’t download
by Jamyia_Oriana on 2020/10/03 04:29
Your app is horrible it doesn’t even work and it glitches
Fix Auv3 and more usage of effects
by KeviNator Gamer on 2020/10/03 03:58
When I export it crashes my AUV3 effects.
Request
by is it here? on 2020/10/03 03:35
Apple please give me one thing in GB. It would be nice if there was a fade in and fade out for each clip or sample or whatever you call em without having to automate it. Sometimes they stop so abruptly it doesn’t sound right. If it faded out would be nice.
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 I like it
by Bombita2 on 2020/10/03 03:18
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🤜
Not working anymore:(
by fifakilla89 on 2020/10/02 22:49
GB completely stopped working on my phone I’ve tried redownloading and nothing
Please more Japanese Instruments
by im too lazy to pick a name :/ on 2020/10/02 18:45
As a weeb I really love Japanese culture, I really like the current Japanese instruments but I wish there was more. It still deserves 5 stars.
A problem
by Portia Celena on 2020/10/01 23:45
WHY IS FILE SIZE 1GB
Powerful, but hard to learn
by Also468er on 2020/10/01 21:52
It’s the Blender or music applications. For you nerds out there yes it’s more like 2.79 in terms of having to learn it.
A One Hundred Thousandth Triple Baby🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘🏘
by Jesse Dillanger H, on 2020/10/01 19:54
U Work
Great app
by vrvrvtvtrvrvr on 2020/10/01 14:07
The only problem is it took a couple minutes to download
Almost Great
by 19274739193 on 2020/10/01 12:09
This is one of the best apps to ever be made but the automation is non existent other than volume and thats not okay when programming that feature takes such minuscule effort.
IOS 14 ruined the app/ PLEASE UPDATE
by HermanoNero on 2020/10/01 06:30
Ever since I updated to IOS 14, I lost some of my projects! They aren’t even in the deleted section. PLEASE UPDATE
Nice
by adoptmehnow3755 on 2020/10/01 04:09
I like it
Account temporarily unavailable
by tueh65 on 2020/10/01 00:47
Every time I open get acct temp unavailable
PERSON READ DIS😑
by mermaid r real on 2020/09/30 21:33
Ok first of all I want to say dat dis game is goo and u may think i do not know how to spell right but all the spelling mistakes is just how I would talk in real life person. Any way dis game is goo but there is a prob k A PROB PERSON A PROB dis app is really hard to learn like how to save songs or how to download things without it being all like “u have gone over da limit” but otherwise is a goo app and person remember dis thang I have a quote here it is ok now for real dis time ok I doing it I going to do da quote 😂 ok here da quote “It’s better to ask for forgiveness then permission”
ok then
by kovu lol on 2020/09/30 13:13
insta @kovuuuuuuuu 🥺
Please
by Gacha Aviles on 2020/09/30 08:08
All I ask is to bat make this app need so much storage, I’m trying to download it but I don’t have enough storage, I even deleted my entire camera roll and it still didn’t update.
Love this app very few issues
by depressed cookie on 2020/09/30 00:43
I seriously love this app! I make music on SoundCloud and this really helped me get into it, OneDepressedCookie if anyone was wondering. Anyway seriously worth a download, only issue is it takes a lot of space, that’s about it. It allows anyone to make music easily, seriously great!
Yes
by Payton K. on 2020/09/29 22:42
Ok, so I use this for my ringtone and let me say. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! 💗💗💗
content
by Aamual on 2020/09/29 20:55
gays are you
Pretty Good...
by KallMeDaKing on 2020/10/09 17:14
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.
Almost Perfect
by Rhsjshwhdyd on 2020/04/01 05:36
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.
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by shnsnsnssnnsnsnnsnsns on 2020/09/25 20:28
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!
by Some body you don't know. on 2020/04/14 08:47
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
by khanflikk on 2020/02/16 08:48
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!
by YourLittleSylveon on 2019/07/10 17:55
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!
Needs to be solved
by AJ_money maker on 2019/01/21 12:30
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
Ok I have some problems.
by rektandreas on 2020/06/20 14:46
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.
Complaints about GarageBand
by ElaijahS on 2018/08/12 14:17
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.
Recording Sections Limit Usefulness
by zipperbug on 2020/08/28 18:46
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.
808s
by AppleLover61761 on 2019/01/03 18:51
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!
Better than fl studio mobile
by Jack Talton on 2019/01/22 16:01
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!!!
Essential for songwriters
by killersongz on 2018/06/14 06:46
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!
Almost perfect
by The child indoors on 2019/06/07 22:17
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!
I don't get it
by OkieWolf on 2019/02/02 00:25
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.
Confused
by MexiRocker on 2020/07/31 06:08
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...
by elijio7521 on 2019/10/25 19:54
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.
Headed in the right direction
by Seth Draven on 2018/12/06 23:35
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. 🙂
Idea that would help a lot (devs please read)
by Brivn gvbriel on 2018/08/13 22:51
So I’ve been using garage band for about 4 years now and it’s become sophisticated enough to make studio quality sounds but I have one request and that is to somehow implement a way to compact or stretch audio files that have been imported or even recorded to slow down or speed up tempo of that file separately from the tempo of the song, even an option for raising or lowering pitch separately at the same time as making it faster or slower, just so I can perfectly match a sample and edit pitch without changing the tempo or so I don’t have to use third party apps and import two separate files one being faster or slower. It would help a lot and it would make sampling much more easier. Another idea I have is somehow give us the option to edit the FX because when I make music I want to be able to edit out my mistakes instead of re-recording over and over again. This would all help so much for amateur producers like myself and I hope you read and I hope you agree and I hope you make this already great app better.
NO 2/4 Time template/background
by AnonymsFan on 2017/11/02 12:21
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.
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
by AngelaPaulson on 2018/04/19 03:37
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.
Some Suggestions?
by —• B •— on 2017/10/14 19:26
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! ✌🏻
Love it! But I have a huge problem.
by Lsahjspjsohauvibojd on 2019/04/10 04:23
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.
It is SO detailed
by Sarge23060 on 2018/08/27 12:45
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. 😄😄
NEEDS SERIOUS BUG FIXES
by Hohokitten on 2018/04/29 08:00
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.
Awesome app!
by DesertEagle252 on 2017/11/08 03:27
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.
Minor Problems
by P3t3r129 on 2019/12/08 08:12
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.
Surprisingly great
by elliot.harper.90 on 2018/04/08 18:17
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!
Amazing App
by Lojavvvv on 2020/04/07 06:54
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.
by JayOTO on 2017/11/08 08:05
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 have a problem
by catgamer🐱 on 2020/01/13 00:11
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)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
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.
Love it. I have a few critiques
by evilmonkeyinchrisescloset on 2017/11/24 21:46
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.
iOS 11 Bug makes GarageBand TAP OUT -R.I.P
by Asterplax on 2017/10/10 08:19
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.)
Great app but some suggestions
by Murf Music on 2017/08/30 20:50
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.
by gabi marieeee on 2017/12/30 18:15
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.
by Calebo 85 on 2020/06/19 00:49
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!
Awesome functionality - want more capability
by Joelfarris on 2019/04/26 20:40
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!
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 wonderful app!
by Pat riot 1 on 2018/10/15 17:34
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 !
Ech.
by ZZZZZZZZEEDEDEDE on 2017/11/15 04:42
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
by GoldenBirdPlays_YT on 2020/06/15 16:23
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
by SynthJockey748 on 2019/06/16 17:21
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.
Almost top notch! But it’s got some little issues..
by The new login problem on 2018/03/08 01:03
This app is one of the only ways for me to make music currently, but man is it successful! I’ve written and made some great songs on it, so it functions really well! BUT it is missing some great instruments. The one that I think many would want the most (definitely me) is the Accordion. They are also missing things like Bag pipes, Organ (ones from steeples not from old 70’s pianos), Harmonica, some brass instruments like the Saxophone, and some other ones. But they do have a lot of instruments so I’m not pressuring it. The one thing that takes a star away is the drums. MAN I DESPISE THE DRUM SETTINGS. None of my songs have a good beat due to one thing. When I’m recording for drums and I make a mistake, it plays the last attempt with my new one! So I have to work around deleting mistakes every time! Please stop that drum thing! But other then that, this app is finely tuned, pun intended, And can make great songs! Get garage band, worth the time and effort!
Amazing! One big suggestion.
by 2Beast4UGamingYT on 2018/11/16 13:11
Favorite music production app by far, especially the fact that it’s free. I love the Alchemy Synth because before that, there were few presets. The interface is easy. It’s looks nice, and most importantly it sounds great. I remember being so excited because I learned that you can automate the volume in tracks, and I use it all the time and for side chaining. I do however want there to be automation for different effects. Like cutoff, pitch, delay, etc. it would be the greatest thing ever. I think how it would work is you add an effect from the “Plug-ins and EQ” tab. Then there would be a button somewhere on that effect that says “create automation clip” or something. It would be AMAZING if you added this and I think that I would be fully satisfied with GarageBand. I’ve been producing for 2 years (since I was 12) and I have expanded my knowledge of music production. Thanks again for the best mobile DAW!
A few things you could add
by stysjejvsiejdbdjcowlqpap on 2019/01/25 03:54
Ok so this is like the greatest music making app and it’s free, as well as the sound packs. Groovebox and noise are also apps I tried and they also have sound packs, a few are free but the rest cost money so I LOVE that all the packs on GarageBand are free. I do also have a few suggestions to add to the app though 1. Alternate tunings for guitar and bass. I think that the presets are fine for guitar and bass but I think that there should be alternate tunings, like drop D, drop C, and standard E flat, as well as standard D tuning. For the last two tunings you can use a vocal transformer to shift it down 1 or 2 semitones but it would be a lot easier to just switch between tunings 2. A woodwind touch instrument Ok so I don’t know what this would look like but I think we need this touch instrument. Maybe instruments like what we have in the keyboard, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe, but we could also add instruments like recorder, Irish whistle, and Dizi. 3. Brass touch instrument So like woodwind we need the instrument in the keyboard, like the French horn, but we only have the, “Brass ensemble” I want touch instruments like, tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and euphonium. It would kinda look like the strings touch instrument where you can choose what instruments are playing. Well that’s all I can think of for now but if you could add those in, it would make my week!!
Solid app but has some odd kinks
by Monkey lord ):( on 2019/10/08 03:50
I love this app. It’s amazing what you can make on mobile thanks to GB, but there are flaws. Most of these are little bugs. Occasionally the app has crashed on my phone and lost my progress on a song, I’m usually able to regain what I lost but it’s insanely annoying. It would be solved if there was an automatic save button somewhere on the app, rather then relying on automatic saves that can be disturbed. Alongside that the recent updates with the dark mode and stuff is cool, but I hate this redo bar that has randomly appeared. All of a sudden this white bar appears when I’m doing stuff on the keys, with options to redo errors and stuff. This shouldn’t be an issue but it kind of blocks the top of the screen, and is just a hassle due to it’s overdone sensitivity. Other then that it’s a great app with a huge selection of sounds, sampling from the loop library is really enjoyable. I love the additional instruments ranging from guitar to drum machine.
The tyranny of sections
by Stephen. on 2019/01/20 22:39
This is an outstanding app, don’t get me wrong. It’s loaded with great sounds, simple to use, and makes capturing inspiration easy. I’ve really enjoyed messing with it. My one complaint though, and for me it’s a big one, is that you pretty much have to use their concept of sections. This makes some sense, but I’ve found it very limiting. It makes it more difficult to move from one section of a song to the next while recording, because really you should stop and make another section for that. You could go back and do it later, but it’s a pain. And what if you want to throw a bar of only 3 beats in there, or something like that? You can’t really, because you’re beholden to the song’s time signature, enforced through sections. The solution seems pretty simple, and it looks like it actually used to be in the app - time-based, rather than measure-based, recording. Similar to what GarageBand for the Mac has. That gives you the freedom to play with the structure, length, tempo, whatever, however you want. Sure you give up some stuff, but I feel like that’s a common enough use case to warrant inclusion in the app, just like in the Mac version. Until then, I find it too limiting for actual composition, and more suited to sketching ideas and making loops. TL;DR - bring back time-based recording. Don’t force us to use sections. And keep up the great work! It’s an outstanding app in many ways.
The only good app for music production
by ummmhello on 2019/08/02 03:41
this is straight up the best option for anyone wanting to get into music production. each consecutive update keeps bringing more and more: effects like compression and eq, usable amp and pedal simulation, and the whole Alchemy library. if you have an iPhone and want to make music, you have no excuse not to start learning or at least start playing around with samples and loops. One of my favorite things about Logic Pro is it’s large library of proprietary VST’s, samples, and loops. This extends this app as well, making Garageband a great writing tool along with simple production software. there’s so many virtual instruments for beginners to play with, from orchestral instruments and band instruments, to a multitude of synths and electronic drums. of course there’s always room for improvement, but this is the absolute best app for anyone starting out in music production, and even a viable writing tool for songwriters and producers who aren’t beginners to demo their tracks.
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