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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 14 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And then share your song with friends and family. Live Loops. Make music like a DJ • Use Multi-Touch to tap and trigger a Live Loop cell or group of cells • Get started with templates or build your own grid from scratch with Apple Loops • Create custom loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument • Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects • Tap record to capture your performance Play your iPad, and iPhone, like a musical instrument • Play a variety of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard • Play and record using the Alchemy Touch Instrument • Build grooves inspired by classic electronic drum machines with the Beat Sequencer • Download free instruments, loops and sound packs for GarageBand with the Sound Library • Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects • Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes • Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch* • Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions** Drummer for iOS • Add virtual session drummers to your song, who take direction and play realistic grooves • Choose from acoustic, electronic drummers and percussionists*** • Each character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments • Play an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings • Perform with Chord Strips and autoplay using any keyboard instrument • Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds • Strum chords or trigger autoplay patterns on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar Create a song anywhere you go • Record, arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops**** • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording • Use professional mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive • Recording, mixing and exporting a song can be done at 24-bit audio resolution • Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play • Automate the volume and record the movement of controls on Touch Instruments • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad Share your songs • Keep your songs up to date across all devices using iCloud Drive • Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch • Share your songs using email or Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud***** • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud * Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later. ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store. *** Requires free download from GarageBand Sound Library. **** Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface. ***** Sharing to Facebook and YouTube requires iMovie.
Few more instruments pls.
by Schwartz217 on 2021/01/15 03:32
There are limited options when it comes to instruments Think you can ad some more packs Idea’s Indian instruments pack African instruments pack Australia pack Instrument idea’s Theramin Harpsichord Organ I’ve got a lot of ideas but I can’t fit it all in Either way that’s my feedback
Awesome 😆😆😆
by kinglink83 on 2021/01/15 03:17
The app itself is really cool and like that there is a variety of instruments to play
Yl
by 𝒀𝒆𝒌𝒕𝒂 on 2021/01/14 23:00
I love this app Thanks for your application
It’s good
by i ❤️ cats 101 on 2021/01/14 20:29
I like app
Lol
by Alice Victrix on 2021/01/14 19:13
I literally use this app to make free ringtones to bypass your garbage paywall, idc.
Much easier
by u **** on 2021/01/14 18:32
so garageband is so easy so you can stop making music in a studio! Thanks for Steve Jobs and it's so good for quarantine so if you're a rapper you can use garage band during quarantine :D 👍
Is there a way to ask for certain sound-pack updates
by D3z D3adWinn3r on 2021/01/14 06:39
I’ve been using garage band and I love everything about it. I know it takes time for loops to be created but I was wondering if there’s a way to ask about certain loops. I love the sound packs that I have but I was thinking if I could ask someone if it’s possible in the future to add like a update with more trumpets and horns of the sort. It was just a thought that came to mind and I don’t plan on asking every time I have a music loop request but I hoping if this could be made possible?
Crashes
by ehmeg on 2021/01/14 03:47
Cool app for personalized ringtones but crashes every time I try to share a song with someone else
Great if you want to start to make music
by leo gecko de azl on 2021/01/13 23:22
I wanted to get this app because I liked electronic music. It turned out to be great! It is really fun! It has many different instruments and many different types of that instrument. This app turns your phone/iPad into a dj turntable
Worthless
by kdhejxhb on 2021/01/13 22:07
Sure glad it came free with my i12. Point click delete. More complicated than most humans can comprehend. No tutorials or help. Keep it.
Hard to use but good
by Everything-else-was-taken on 2021/01/13 21:19
It’s not the perfect app, it doesn’t send songs or anything like it implies, and it’s very difficult to figure out. Some features are really annoying, like if you accidentally record over one part of the song, even if you’re not playing anything that recording will still be over another section and therefore that part of the other recording will be gone. Like, gone gone. It’s also a little upsetting how you have to use the same sounds, the same this, the same that...but, other than that, it’s a decent app. If you want to start making music I would recommend this as the beginning of your music career, just to get a feel of what making music is like, and if you just want to goof off and make some cool music, then you can in this. However, I really wanted to send a song I’d made specifically for my dad to him, but I wasn’t able to because it doesn’t send your songs. Maybe once it will, but after that, nope.
BEST APP EVER MADE!
by Arafataljoufi on 2021/01/13 13:13
This is the best app ever! I can play any instrument I want 🤩. This app gave me joy , and I got to learn more! 😊. So if you are reading 𝑫𝑶𝑾𝑵𝑳𝑶𝑨𝑫 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝑨𝑷𝑷 𝑵𝑶𝑾 😎 😉 GOOD JOB APPLE😇
Doesn’t work with the last update
by 1234d@ on 2021/01/13 04:19
Garage. And works so slow or even doesn’t work at all with the last amigo date that I did today. Please try to fix it
Great app, takes up too much space. 😕
by Yo Tengo! on 2021/01/13 01:07
I love the app, it’s useful when wanting to make custom ringtones. But the storage it takes up annoys many people with 16gb/32gb of storage.
Think different? Long dead.
by daniel herkenhoff on 2021/01/13 00:13
It’s a shame that a company that was built on creativity, on freedom and innovation now has become an instrument of dictatorship. Shame on you all. Free speech used to be a value of virtue. Now, under the eyes of the dictators at Apple, it is something to be canceled. Shame on you all.
Good app——suggestions
by ImpishCrumblyPopcorn on 2021/01/12 23:38
Hello whoever is reading this, GarageBand is a great app for making music, but I feel like it lacks some instruments. 1. Fantasy drums! Not like, the war drums that you can basically play a whole song with, I mean the good slappy ones you can hear in just about any Ark: Survival Evolved song. The closest I can get to that would be Massive Slam in the Alchemy Synth>Sound Effects category played alongside a not very effective SoCal snare drum spam. 2. A more medieval-style woodwind instrument. I feel like the basic flute I have access to feels too... normal. So instead, I use the Playful Melody in Synth Leads. 3. Harder hitting, awesome electronic bass drums. I don’t like using the live loops and the only pack I downloaded that said it contained hard hitting bass drums only provided one drum set and they weren’t even hard hitting :/ 4. Medieval horns, like the war horns you just wanna blast in some jerk’s face... loud, deep and intimidating 5. OR maybe let us make our own instruments, just like Hans Zimmer makes HIS own!
Good app, wouldn’t stop recording my microphone.
by shampoo hooray on 2021/01/12 20:55
In the more recent iOS updates, there’s a dot in the corner of your screen to indicate if you are being recorded. While trying to navigate the app, I accidentally pressed and it didn’t stop recording my voice, even when I exited the app and went back in. I’m extremely uncomfortable being recorded against my will, let alone by a random app. I knew it was recording my microphone, because it had the orange dot, but when I go in my settings it says nothing about allowing this app access to my microphone. Deleted.
Tin
by tinhuu2018.com on 2021/01/12 20:28
Pipa guzheng Erhu drum
I hate this app so much!
by awesome and the coolest on 2021/01/12 09:34
I saved the file I wanted to make a ringtone, then it grayed out the file. And I tried to fix it but it still didn’t work! fix this!!
Review
by DANIabril:/ on 2021/01/12 04:33
Great app but you should include a back button or something.
The app is defective
by goldie_ariot on 2021/01/11 22:28
It refuse to load up.
Idk
by XxUnigirlxX on 2021/01/11 19:12
Pretty good
Needs a steel guitar
by r2390 on 2021/01/11 17:18
Really wish y’all would add a steel guitar, that would be fun
Freezes iPhone 11, can’t exit
by Hanzzoff on 2021/01/11 15:41
I went to delete a saved song in GB on my iPhone 11 and there was no way to exit the app, no DONE button, couldn’t get out of landscape mode, wouldn’t allow me to swipe away app!!! Un- nerving! Had to turn off the phone and restart. I’ll be deleting this app ( if Apple allows me!) I swear it’s some new problem every day with this flimsy software and operating system: F O R D- Fix Or Repair Daily
Why can’t this be removed
by MadMaxOutlaw on 2021/01/11 12:38
I do not want this on my phone. I do not agree to this app. Paints should never trust any app that is locked from them. It could be a direct link to your children. This should be removable.
Doesn't work at all .
by mrbvm on 2021/01/11 05:50
Doesn't work at all. When trying to record it just goes to recents screen that show NO RECENTS.
garage band
by 308, )-'3/ on 2021/01/11 05:40
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Why
by Brody Alan on 2021/01/11 01:45
It just takes too long to download
I can’t play instruments
by Damian90744$ on 2021/01/10 20:38
I cannot use any instruments It does not show up on my screen I have an iPhone 7 Plus and it does not want to work
Well
by ok hello bye ok lalala on 2021/01/10 20:19
There is a huge problem and that’s that you removed the loop button. Now how am I supposed to do anything on this once great app? Please fix it... I’m getting real mad
Joe
by ihatech.7news on 2021/01/10 19:47
This app allows hackers to enter my I phone for hackers to waste all data speed threw a phone called version in which has been done to me if do turn off your completely they can hacked it while you sleep not enough security with Apple products
Used to be great. FIX THE INPUT SLIDER ON IOS
by SomethingCreative on 2021/01/10 13:28
The input slider for recording input does not work(iPhone 11), it’s stuck at 3/4 and will not move. Using the plain old stock iPhone mic, no external stuff. I’ve resetting, deleting, and reinstalling. Fix it please!
Not 5 star
by okie..=.=..okie on 2021/01/10 04:01
Great it broke my string
Worthless product from a worthless company
by cuervo-gold on 2021/01/10 03:09
Support free speech and end slave labor, stop using Apple products!
Audio Plugins E R R O RRRRRRR!!!
by Eggznh on 2021/01/09 17:12
Cannot use any third party audio extension plugins except Original AU plugins . Why ?
Small keys
by pon pon ninja on 2021/01/09 15:54
The piano keys are tiny and there is no way to make them bigger.
Nothing appeared??
by Avadoesrandomstuff on 2021/01/09 09:30
I heard a lot of good things about garage band, so I downloaded it for my iPhone SE, and I go to play the keyboard. I select grand piano, and I go to play, and it’s just grey. I tried other instruments, and several troubleshoots, but nothing worked.
GarageBand for iPhone.
by why is gooose here on 2021/01/09 09:19
I wonder why apple has stopped the guilt piano keyboard from showing because it only goes to the maximum level of 3 instead of 4 so now the only way of play song an octave higher is by raising the quantization and it gets harder because you can’t record comfortably on the full keyboard anymore.
Whaaa
by 🔥🔥Phoenix🔥🔥 on 2021/01/09 02:42
This isn’t fun 😱😫😫🤞🤞this isn’t 🥵🙄🙄😫 anything like 😳🙏🤨😫😫 Temple run 😫😫😳🤞🤞 idk how to play 🤏🤏 instruments 🥵🙄
Pretty good
by NarwhalKitten on 2021/01/09 01:54
Overall great but can’t get the latest update... I keep pressing update but when I check a little later it doesn’t update.
Needs Fixing
by bikepunkcolin91 on 2021/01/09 01:31
As of recently the split tool hasn’t been able to give you the full range of places to cut your track. It now only limits you to certain bars. It’s really frustrating especially when you need to make cuts in an exact spot but only allows you to either cut away from where you need to be or on the spot you don’t. Fix this.
SO GOOD
by /'5&85# on 2021/01/09 00:54
I love the app and it’s just ‘SO GOOD’ and not just that, i want MORE UPDATES AND UPGRADES
This app is Amazing buuut...
by Ashlynn775 on 2021/01/08 20:30
Hi, this app is AMAZING but it needs something to be added. I am a person who wants to become a famous singer and this app is helping me with vocals and beats. By the way, my bands name is Aubree Stefaniak. So what HAS TO HAPPEN is, well I wanna be able to SHARE a SONG with all my friends and band members. I hope you guys add this feature on!! This game is awesome so, for you people looking to get this game u rlly should!!!! Just, people who make this, pls add a feature where I can share my songs with people through messages. Overall 5star game. and ps, i would also like for there to be lessons for how-to-use the instruments. also, i would LOVE some rlly rlly chill but kinda deep pianos and guitars and especailly drums bc i love making music and i love that chill yet kinda relaxing and just a little pop-ish so i can rock my own world lol. So creators, pls make it to where i can create what i want (listed above!!!) and to where i can share songs!!!! again LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP!!!💜💜
Awesome
by XFeeling#4427 on 2021/01/08 19:22
I use this to make music
Call
by gufbjfnufb on 2021/01/08 00:38
I really like this app It’s fun
Apple PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!
by Zip1509 on 2021/01/08 00:28
Hello! I have been using GarageBand for less than a year and I use this app for cutting music. I think it’s a very good app. But, I have some suggestions. I think that the iOS and iPadOS should be more like the macOS GarageBand. I want to have the ability to actually speed the songs up. When I make it another speed it’s the exact same tempo. I think that like the macOS, I want to be able to switch from the bars to time. In my opinion, I also want the ability to be able to turn the tempo up and speed it up and turn the tempo down to slow the song down. Other than that, I think the app is GREAT!!!!!
Requires ios14 or later???
by CoraKitties🐆🐱 on 2021/01/07 19:28
I’ve had this for a while now and I live the app, but u changed it to iOS 14 or later :( this made me kinda mad so can you help me with this?
It’s not loading anymore
by LizWarriorPrincess on 2021/01/07 12:56
I was very pleased with this app but for some reason it is not working anymore.
I HATE OPTIMIZING PERORMANCE
by luc galloway on 2021/01/07 01:08
THE OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE FEATURE NEEDS TO GET REMOVED!!!
Good
by 🦮😔👩👌 on 2021/01/07 00:28
It takes too long to load
been using garage band for a really long time
by Young AirMan on 2021/01/06 15:03
nothings changing they keep adding loops..how about the people who actually like creating they own music from the ground up? why dont you guys add more sounds like MODERN DAY sounds 😭 ima have to switch to pro tools or somthing this is getting too bland
Neeed Mooorrree!!!!
by 8Rocc3 on 2021/01/06 14:20
Love the app but when will you guys offer the ability to export track outs ? A concerned supporter✌🏿
I love this app!!
by Birdchipper5000 on 2021/01/06 11:41
This app is good for making beats on the go but can y'all please add some drill beat loop and new generation beat loops
Best music app
by jaicepro101101 on 2021/01/06 07:59
Best music app to have fun or get famous as well as lots of i struments and even better free guys free thats amazing! That why i rated 5
Dog Water
by dnalswpehzb on 2021/01/06 06:53
The installation took 45 minutes there was nothing to do on the app itself.
Request for track colors
by Danielq kim on 2021/01/06 04:47
Why can’t we change the track color, it’s only blue, green and yellow. Is there a option to change the track colors? Please reply to this request Love it to use GARAGEBAND!!
Great app but can you add 8-bit instruments?
by IllegalSandwich on 2021/01/05 23:55
Great app and it’s perfect, I just wish there were 8-bit instruments; 8-bit drums, keyboards, and bass. That’s all, thanks! -Jack Cameron Gibson
Easy to use!!
by I am a bunny lover on 2021/01/05 17:33
I can make a song easily now and I don’t have to have the instrument!!!
Needs More Loops & Sound Packs
by XiiiST on 2021/01/05 14:35
This app is really good & I’ve honestly been having lots of fun making beats but my only complaint is that Apple really NEEDS to add more new sound packs & new loops. After a while you come across the same sounds over & over again & it makes it harder to create new beats & music if the sound options are very limited. This app would be great & top tier if they just added new unlimited sound packs & loops, Apple should really update & add new things to the app every month or so!!
Really good app but I have 1 problem
by VesselEvolutions on 2021/01/04 22:36
I have been using this app for a few years and I still can’t find 1 button that allows you to add more sounds I highly recommend this app but just keep in mind that I don’t think that there are any issues with this app other than that one I told you about
Please Put in electric guitar
by get of this on 2021/01/04 13:17
I have a electric guitar and I want to Lear so I thought that garage band would have it but I downloaded it no nothing but it’s not a bad game but pls put in electric guitar
Doesn’t work
by Chloe Munror on 2021/01/04 08:07
It won’t download even tho I’ve had it before I don’t know what’s wrong with it but plz fix whatever it is
Beautiful
by Atlas The Folf on 2021/01/04 06:36
I’ve been using this app for a while to make music and honestly it’s the best! But there’s one thing that I hate a little on this.When I put let’s say for example a chord in the sampler,I don’t like the fact that the lower you go, the slower it gets and the higher you go, the faster it is. Is it ok if you guys just put a pitch sampler so it can only be the pitch? Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Ringtones
by a huffpuff on 2021/01/04 05:25
I only really use this app to make my ringtones but it’s really good if u pair it with iMovie
No more importing from iTunes. No more iTunes.
by Sonicboomer47 on 2021/01/04 04:09
I hadn’t used garage band for awhile. When I came back to it I can’t import tracks from “Music”. I sing to tracks that I used to be able to drag and drop from iTunes. No more. WHY, WHY! Can’t you leave things alone?
So good!
by trudesi786 on 2021/01/04 00:36
I’m not a good musician but this app is really good to do all sorts of stuff! I personally use this app to make ringtones which are super easy! You can upload you own music like your favorite song or a favorite saying, etc. I definitely rate this 5 star!
Help
by Officialsoupman on 2021/01/03 19:04
There is a small problem where the keyboard doesn’t show up. Please fix this.
It’s ok.....
by Nolocontendere on 2021/01/03 14:40
It’s good but actually want to make music with it because all the other software costs too much money. I think they need more synths for all styles, they should also make it easier to make your own beat or song. Overall though, it’s not that bad I can make some pretty good music.
that’s no musician!
by RyanWiley on 2021/01/03 08:04
complaining that 300 touch instruments is too few is a silly thing to say. Alchemy Synth is one of the best written pieces of mobile software in digital music history. You can literally put 20 or more of the same or slightly altered versions of similar instruments in an infinite number of overlapping configurations and track combinations to create original, deep, complex polyphonic tones. if you complain about too few instruments, then you lack the creativity required to get out of a wet paper bag. Not to mention make music. Truth is, this app can steal hours of your life in a good way, by zoning out and getting stuck in the rabbit hole of infinite complexity that is music. Unfortunately, sometimes when hours into a deep, productive, creative dive into the abyss, garageband will decide its had enough and suddenly shut off without warning, and unless you manually exited your project regularly and reloaded it, all that work is GONE AND UNRETRIEVABLE! So it’s getting your time either way, The sudden crashes wouldn’t even be that bad if there was an auto save feature that would back up the work automatically at timed intervals of the user’s choosing (i would go every 5 minutes. because that’s how often i have to save and reload my file manually in order to update then backup and not smash my ipad and iphone into goddamn silicon dust after having another goddamn masterpiece wiped off the planet for seemingly no reason. So it makes me pull my hair out. On the other hand, without this creative outlet i would have killed myself years ago. So... quid pro quo? i suppose?
App Crash
by Knowmad. on 2021/01/03 06:08
App crashes when I try to record while using the “FX” function.
This is a perfect app
by Jenni linn on 2021/01/03 03:13
I love this app because I can do my own music class on it.plus I like all of the interesting music you can play! Please do another app of this please✌️✅✅✅✅also I hope all the songs I get are really good!
It is so cool
by REXUPSIDEDOWN on 2021/01/02 07:37
I am 9 with a iPhone 7 and it was fun
RINGTONE IS THE BEST NOW
by Boston Erik Roberts on 2021/01/02 06:00
I CHANGED MY RINGTONE TO ELMO SINGING FOR THE MOTHERLAND BECAUSE OF THIS
Addicted
by Bakugan brawl! 👊🏻 on 2021/01/01 22:54
I like making my made up songs on this. There’s barely woodwind instruments. But the flute on the China loop. Well I found a glitch/bug. The glitch/ bug is that when I was doing two loops on chill loop I was swiping down then I tried to get this thing away. I tapped a box. Then everything froze. But anyway I loooove making songs! Thanks for making this! 😍
The Best!!
by I'mtooaddictedtococogames on 2021/01/01 05:15
This app is a great app! It really helps me make custom ringtones and it’s just so helpful! Thank you for whoever made this app, you are a genius!
The best DAW that does more than people think.
by J.CASSEZZA on 2021/01/01 05:08
Fall 2020: I wish there was an easy way to create “strumming” in the piano roll view for guitars. Or at least explain what the two different full chord “frets” are about. Also, if you tediously manually create a single strum, you can’t quantize or else! Fall 2016: Ok this is still the most well-rounded and user friendly package on iOS IMHO. I was just reading some reviews and so many if the complaints aren't warranted. I would agree that adding quality vocal effects would add the one missing piece to round out the app and leave you not needing extra software. For example, Voloco. (Added January 2017, whoohoo! A vocoder would have been a nice touch) Another thing I'd love to see is the ability to assign individual samples to specific keys, in addition to just being able to play one sample on all the keys. Add those two things and you'd have a 6 star app in my book!
Sample library issues
by Xyber_21 on 2021/01/01 03:26
I’ve heard that the sample library can have problems for example, I was sampling an udu drum from that apple loops (Khol drum 2) and when I went back to the track and played it it sounded like bongos instead of an ACTUAL udu drum, so plz fix this developers. One more thing I wish to see an update with an udu drum in the app so that we don’t have to sampling it
Awesome
by best game player on earth on 2021/01/01 02:41
I love the app it has beautiful demo tracks and loads of different genres of music 😊😊😊😊👍👍👍
screw this thing
by Violet Otte on 2020/12/31 13:28
so i updated garageband, and now a lot of my songs have been deleted for seemingly no reason.
Enjoyed but have trouble converting it into other files/uploads, please fix it.
by Media design❤ on 2020/12/31 05:00
This app used to let me connect to iMovie, but not only I can not share or copy to iMovie, but now I cannot use it, even when I convert it to files even when I save them, I mean I have converted them before, but it’s not able to be usable for editing to be allows on iMovie.
AMAZING
by ddeessggttt on 2020/12/31 03:10
I love it I can make ringtones and cool thing plz get the app kk another things is I love it is AMAZING 🤩
So easy.
by 🧁MangoUnicorn🧁 on 2020/12/30 22:31
Wonderful. Easy to use, but sounds awesome.
Needs more Drum kits...
by AIwado on 2020/12/30 18:24
I enjoy the app but, it would be great if I could make some 80’s Industrial sound like the Akai R100 which would be perfect for this app. And, a Synthwave kit would also be perfect to have on this app aswell as other drum kits and sounds...
Jose
by lamajrehjd on 2020/12/29 21:48
It is awesome but it takes to long to download
Files
by ffnxt on 2020/12/29 21:34
At first it was working but after about a week it stopped exporting my files
To apple
by dVictorb on 2020/12/29 17:32
I cannot re-download this app can you please make it take up less space in the memory of the iPad
Good
by ewdcfz v on 2020/12/29 16:03
It’s fun I like it but i didn’t download it T-Mobile downloaded it when I switched to it from sprint because on my old phone which was an iPhone XR I was using sprint but then yesterday I switched to T-Mobile and got the iPhone 12 and It had this app and it’s pretty fun ps I will be reviewing the other apps they downloaded for me
FIX FIX FIX
by jayy7982 on 2020/12/29 05:45
FIX THE 808 BASS
Its alright
by gonzad06 on 2020/12/29 04:29
it is a very nice app. all i ask for is to add things like audio to match tempo and pitch shifter that changes pitch when you add another pitch after the original that moves the pitch down, instead of using the keyboard to do it. and an audio transposer too. other than that, its good.
What is the point of this?
by im so so so so sad on 2020/12/29 03:09
I’m confused.
Great
by abdnebb on 2020/12/28 23:55
It’s really a great app but I usually use it in my nothing else to do time. It also is really nice that it doesn’t need WiFi to play or do anything same with buying things. I think that this is a great app and I really like it but I would like on some of the instruments to have a song choice or play what u want for free thing. So I really like this app but I think there could be more added.
Apple ruins everything
by Joe Speedy on 2020/12/28 16:23
This app has become useless since the last Apple update, and all my saved songs have been destroyed. You can no longer sample anything which basically erased all my previous work.
Apple please read!!!!!
by drummerregk on 2020/12/28 15:34
The app is really good but can we get tenor snare drums and bass drumline drums added and individual brass horns (like trumpets baritones and flugelhorns) and can we get a feature in the drum section were we could add cymbals and other toms or take away drums to the drum set. Thank you for the idea and have a great day
Love it but...
by ahejcnkd on 2020/12/28 00:21
I can’t use it in iMovie :(
Unable to download
by turboram on 2020/12/27 21:59
Gave up after 15 minutes
Instruments
by Monique the animal lover on 2020/12/27 21:25
I don’t like this update because it doesn’t even tell you what The name of the drum pieces are, and I’ve been reporting it, and the Chord editor is broken in the alchemy synth and I reportedthat as well.
Love it but...
by jefizzhere on 2020/12/27 04:23
It needs a new VU meter. I’m color blind and green and yellow look the same to me. A VU meter with numbers would be great. Thank you.
WORST APP EVER!!!!
by my names emma on 2020/12/27 04:03
Dosent work right.hard to make music, not helpful. ESPECIALLY. App keeps crashing
More variety of instruments
by Zumbagit on 2020/12/27 01:58
I want you to add Celtic instruments like bag pipes and other Celtic instruments
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Hardstyle, and better sound quality
by Spaceman2015 on 2020/10/29 20:32
Please add more hard hitting instruments such as hardstyle or hardcore kicks like in a sound pack or something with hardstyle synths like sub zero project or d-sturb. Also, it would be good if you guys added punchy basses for psytrance. Basically garage band needs more music packs and it would be great to see an option with eq tampering and more effects for a single track. Sort of like FL studio but more simple. What would also be great is better sound quality, one main reason why I don't think I should use this app full time is because of the sounds. All of the keyboards and instruments seem that they need more treble and clear tone. Also we need more instruments in a project instead of 30 only. If this version of GarageBand had more tracks and higher BPM (for French core and hardcore) this would be a permanent option for me and I wouldn't have to pay extreme prices for an over complicated DAW. In conclusion, please add hardstyle, French core, and hardcore kicks (and synths). Make the sound quality better. And more effect tampering and eq tampering. Please read this.
Love it! But I have a huge problem.
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.
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.
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! ✌🏻
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.
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. 😄😄
Where’s The New Keyboard Collection Pack?
by SHREDDER-TMNT-1987 on 2020/12/09 18:47
The iPhone Version of Garage Band got an update it’s a new Downloadable Keyboard Collection Pack. Is the New Pack going to be on the iPad OS Version cause I like using my iPad Air more than my phone when it comes to GarageBand because of better features on the iPad version. Please I hope whoever works at Apple and updates/works on GarageBand sees this review. It would make me very happy to see The new Keyboard Collection that was released as a downloadable sound Pack for the iPhones operating System be ported to iPad OS. Thanks so much for making one of my all time favorite apps. I would really like to see a 80s hair metal/80s metal/80s glam rock inspired pack. A pack that has guitar presets and loops that sound like Mötley Crüe, Poison, Bon Jovi, Warrant and RATT And many of the other influential 80s hair bands. In this pack there would be bass guitar loops and instruments, Guitar loops and instruments, synth/keyboard loops and instruments guitar loops and instruments and drum loops and instruments. Thanks so much for whoever at Apple took the time to read my review. I hope my Idea for a gaarageband sound pack works out and is do able. Also you could have Motley Crue, poison, Bon Jovi, RATT, Warrant create instrumental loops for garage band too.
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
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.
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!
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!
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.
Love it
by Chrish62704 on 2020/12/01 05:32
I have everything I need to make music professionally, but I find myself using GarageBand iOS for most of the music I make. My best inspiration usually comes to me when I’m away from my studio, so it’s good to have something to get it down when I’m out, like writing down a note. I can transfer it all to the computer when I’m finished and touch it up there, but I like using the touchscreen over a mouse for editing. Many songs need very little work by the time I move them over. Studio software, like LXP and FL, have so many options, I find myself getting distracted looking for the perfect sounds for so long that I forget what I wanted to create. GarageBand iOS has a lot of instruments to choose from, but not enough to feel lost in. There are some things on my wishlist that I’d love to see in a future update: • If you want to make the length of your notes even, you have to do it individually. It would be nice if I could select all of the notes, or at least all of them on the same key, and snap them to the line at the same time. I can select all to change their length, but when they’re all different lengths, I’m still stuck selecting them individually. • A sidechain plug in would be ideal. • Automation needs a looping option instead of just copy and paste. • If you change the octave/semi octave of a note, it still sounds like the original octave when selecting the note while editing. Thanks for the all the hard work!
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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!
Amazing, but also limiting!
by jwhite-71 on 2019/11/21 04:39
I absolutely love this program! In comparison to others I have used, as a professional musician having used many, this one is simple to use, easy to understand, and allows even the novice to start creating immediately. The downside, however, would be that the sampled instruments are limiting, which most are. Unfortunately everything you create sounds like a similar, re-hashed version of what anyone else has created. Therefore, lacking originality though it may sound like a masterpiece. Finally, a suggestion to make this program amazing would be to allow the ability of importing unlimited sampled instruments, VST effects, and plugins if not already able to do so. In the meantime, though both a positive and negative benefit, it’s a blast of fun, creativity, and well worth the download even for a novice to enjoy the simplicity it allows in creating music that can make anyone sound like a musical genius.
Ech.
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.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 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 !
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.
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!!
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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 14 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And then share your song with friends and family. Live Loops. Make music like a DJ • Use Multi-Touch to tap and trigger a Live Loop cell or group of cells • Get started with templates or build your own grid from scratch with Apple Loops • Create custom loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument • Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects • Tap record to capture your performance Play your iPad, and iPhone, like a musical instrument • Play a variety of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard • Play and record using the Alchemy Touch Instrument • Build grooves inspired by classic electronic drum machines with the Beat Sequencer • Download free instruments, loops and sound packs for GarageBand with the Sound Library • Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects • Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes • Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch* • Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions** Drummer for iOS • Add virtual session drummers to your song, who take direction and play realistic grooves • Choose from acoustic, electronic drummers and percussionists*** • Each character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments • Play an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings • Perform with Chord Strips and autoplay using any keyboard instrument • Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds • Strum chords or trigger autoplay patterns on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar Create a song anywhere you go • Record, arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops**** • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording • Use professional mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive • Recording, mixing and exporting a song can be done at 24-bit audio resolution • Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play • Automate the volume and record the movement of controls on Touch Instruments • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad Share your songs • Keep your songs up to date across all devices using iCloud Drive • Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch • Share your songs using email or Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud***** • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud * Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later. ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store. *** Requires free download from GarageBand Sound Library. **** Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface. ***** Sharing to Facebook and YouTube requires iMovie.
Few more instruments pls.
by Schwartz217 on 2021/01/15 03:32
There are limited options when it comes to instruments Think you can ad some more packs Idea’s Indian instruments pack African instruments pack Australia pack Instrument idea’s Theramin Harpsichord Organ I’ve got a lot of ideas but I can’t fit it all in Either way that’s my feedback
Awesome 😆😆😆
by kinglink83 on 2021/01/15 03:17
The app itself is really cool and like that there is a variety of instruments to play
Yl
by 𝒀𝒆𝒌𝒕𝒂 on 2021/01/14 23:00
I love this app Thanks for your application
It’s good
by i ❤️ cats 101 on 2021/01/14 20:29
I like app
Lol
by Alice Victrix on 2021/01/14 19:13
I literally use this app to make free ringtones to bypass your garbage paywall, idc.
Much easier
by u **** on 2021/01/14 18:32
so garageband is so easy so you can stop making music in a studio! Thanks for Steve Jobs and it's so good for quarantine so if you're a rapper you can use garage band during quarantine :D 👍
Is there a way to ask for certain sound-pack updates
by D3z D3adWinn3r on 2021/01/14 06:39
I’ve been using garage band and I love everything about it. I know it takes time for loops to be created but I was wondering if there’s a way to ask about certain loops. I love the sound packs that I have but I was thinking if I could ask someone if it’s possible in the future to add like a update with more trumpets and horns of the sort. It was just a thought that came to mind and I don’t plan on asking every time I have a music loop request but I hoping if this could be made possible?
Crashes
by ehmeg on 2021/01/14 03:47
Cool app for personalized ringtones but crashes every time I try to share a song with someone else
Great if you want to start to make music
by leo gecko de azl on 2021/01/13 23:22
I wanted to get this app because I liked electronic music. It turned out to be great! It is really fun! It has many different instruments and many different types of that instrument. This app turns your phone/iPad into a dj turntable
Worthless
by kdhejxhb on 2021/01/13 22:07
Sure glad it came free with my i12. Point click delete. More complicated than most humans can comprehend. No tutorials or help. Keep it.
Hard to use but good
by Everything-else-was-taken on 2021/01/13 21:19
It’s not the perfect app, it doesn’t send songs or anything like it implies, and it’s very difficult to figure out. Some features are really annoying, like if you accidentally record over one part of the song, even if you’re not playing anything that recording will still be over another section and therefore that part of the other recording will be gone. Like, gone gone. It’s also a little upsetting how you have to use the same sounds, the same this, the same that...but, other than that, it’s a decent app. If you want to start making music I would recommend this as the beginning of your music career, just to get a feel of what making music is like, and if you just want to goof off and make some cool music, then you can in this. However, I really wanted to send a song I’d made specifically for my dad to him, but I wasn’t able to because it doesn’t send your songs. Maybe once it will, but after that, nope.
BEST APP EVER MADE!
by Arafataljoufi on 2021/01/13 13:13
This is the best app ever! I can play any instrument I want 🤩. This app gave me joy , and I got to learn more! 😊. So if you are reading 𝑫𝑶𝑾𝑵𝑳𝑶𝑨𝑫 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝑨𝑷𝑷 𝑵𝑶𝑾 😎 😉 GOOD JOB APPLE😇
Doesn’t work with the last update
by 1234d@ on 2021/01/13 04:19
Garage. And works so slow or even doesn’t work at all with the last amigo date that I did today. Please try to fix it
Great app, takes up too much space. 😕
by Yo Tengo! on 2021/01/13 01:07
I love the app, it’s useful when wanting to make custom ringtones. But the storage it takes up annoys many people with 16gb/32gb of storage.
Think different? Long dead.
by daniel herkenhoff on 2021/01/13 00:13
It’s a shame that a company that was built on creativity, on freedom and innovation now has become an instrument of dictatorship. Shame on you all. Free speech used to be a value of virtue. Now, under the eyes of the dictators at Apple, it is something to be canceled. Shame on you all.
Good app——suggestions
by ImpishCrumblyPopcorn on 2021/01/12 23:38
Hello whoever is reading this, GarageBand is a great app for making music, but I feel like it lacks some instruments. 1. Fantasy drums! Not like, the war drums that you can basically play a whole song with, I mean the good slappy ones you can hear in just about any Ark: Survival Evolved song. The closest I can get to that would be Massive Slam in the Alchemy Synth>Sound Effects category played alongside a not very effective SoCal snare drum spam. 2. A more medieval-style woodwind instrument. I feel like the basic flute I have access to feels too... normal. So instead, I use the Playful Melody in Synth Leads. 3. Harder hitting, awesome electronic bass drums. I don’t like using the live loops and the only pack I downloaded that said it contained hard hitting bass drums only provided one drum set and they weren’t even hard hitting :/ 4. Medieval horns, like the war horns you just wanna blast in some jerk’s face... loud, deep and intimidating 5. OR maybe let us make our own instruments, just like Hans Zimmer makes HIS own!
Good app, wouldn’t stop recording my microphone.
by shampoo hooray on 2021/01/12 20:55
In the more recent iOS updates, there’s a dot in the corner of your screen to indicate if you are being recorded. While trying to navigate the app, I accidentally pressed and it didn’t stop recording my voice, even when I exited the app and went back in. I’m extremely uncomfortable being recorded against my will, let alone by a random app. I knew it was recording my microphone, because it had the orange dot, but when I go in my settings it says nothing about allowing this app access to my microphone. Deleted.
Tin
by tinhuu2018.com on 2021/01/12 20:28
Pipa guzheng Erhu drum
I hate this app so much!
by awesome and the coolest on 2021/01/12 09:34
I saved the file I wanted to make a ringtone, then it grayed out the file. And I tried to fix it but it still didn’t work! fix this!!
Review
by DANIabril:/ on 2021/01/12 04:33
Great app but you should include a back button or something.
The app is defective
by goldie_ariot on 2021/01/11 22:28
It refuse to load up.
Idk
by XxUnigirlxX on 2021/01/11 19:12
Pretty good
Needs a steel guitar
by r2390 on 2021/01/11 17:18
Really wish y’all would add a steel guitar, that would be fun
Freezes iPhone 11, can’t exit
by Hanzzoff on 2021/01/11 15:41
I went to delete a saved song in GB on my iPhone 11 and there was no way to exit the app, no DONE button, couldn’t get out of landscape mode, wouldn’t allow me to swipe away app!!! Un- nerving! Had to turn off the phone and restart. I’ll be deleting this app ( if Apple allows me!) I swear it’s some new problem every day with this flimsy software and operating system: F O R D- Fix Or Repair Daily
Why can’t this be removed
by MadMaxOutlaw on 2021/01/11 12:38
I do not want this on my phone. I do not agree to this app. Paints should never trust any app that is locked from them. It could be a direct link to your children. This should be removable.
Doesn't work at all .
by mrbvm on 2021/01/11 05:50
Doesn't work at all. When trying to record it just goes to recents screen that show NO RECENTS.
garage band
by 308, )-'3/ on 2021/01/11 05:40
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Why
by Brody Alan on 2021/01/11 01:45
It just takes too long to download
I can’t play instruments
by Damian90744$ on 2021/01/10 20:38
I cannot use any instruments It does not show up on my screen I have an iPhone 7 Plus and it does not want to work
Well
by ok hello bye ok lalala on 2021/01/10 20:19
There is a huge problem and that’s that you removed the loop button. Now how am I supposed to do anything on this once great app? Please fix it... I’m getting real mad
Joe
by ihatech.7news on 2021/01/10 19:47
This app allows hackers to enter my I phone for hackers to waste all data speed threw a phone called version in which has been done to me if do turn off your completely they can hacked it while you sleep not enough security with Apple products
Used to be great. FIX THE INPUT SLIDER ON IOS
by SomethingCreative on 2021/01/10 13:28
The input slider for recording input does not work(iPhone 11), it’s stuck at 3/4 and will not move. Using the plain old stock iPhone mic, no external stuff. I’ve resetting, deleting, and reinstalling. Fix it please!
Not 5 star
by okie..=.=..okie on 2021/01/10 04:01
Great it broke my string
Worthless product from a worthless company
by cuervo-gold on 2021/01/10 03:09
Support free speech and end slave labor, stop using Apple products!
Audio Plugins E R R O RRRRRRR!!!
by Eggznh on 2021/01/09 17:12
Cannot use any third party audio extension plugins except Original AU plugins . Why ?
Small keys
by pon pon ninja on 2021/01/09 15:54
The piano keys are tiny and there is no way to make them bigger.
Nothing appeared??
by Avadoesrandomstuff on 2021/01/09 09:30
I heard a lot of good things about garage band, so I downloaded it for my iPhone SE, and I go to play the keyboard. I select grand piano, and I go to play, and it’s just grey. I tried other instruments, and several troubleshoots, but nothing worked.
GarageBand for iPhone.
by why is gooose here on 2021/01/09 09:19
I wonder why apple has stopped the guilt piano keyboard from showing because it only goes to the maximum level of 3 instead of 4 so now the only way of play song an octave higher is by raising the quantization and it gets harder because you can’t record comfortably on the full keyboard anymore.
Whaaa
by 🔥🔥Phoenix🔥🔥 on 2021/01/09 02:42
This isn’t fun 😱😫😫🤞🤞this isn’t 🥵🙄🙄😫 anything like 😳🙏🤨😫😫 Temple run 😫😫😳🤞🤞 idk how to play 🤏🤏 instruments 🥵🙄
Pretty good
by NarwhalKitten on 2021/01/09 01:54
Overall great but can’t get the latest update... I keep pressing update but when I check a little later it doesn’t update.
Needs Fixing
by bikepunkcolin91 on 2021/01/09 01:31
As of recently the split tool hasn’t been able to give you the full range of places to cut your track. It now only limits you to certain bars. It’s really frustrating especially when you need to make cuts in an exact spot but only allows you to either cut away from where you need to be or on the spot you don’t. Fix this.
SO GOOD
by /'5&85# on 2021/01/09 00:54
I love the app and it’s just ‘SO GOOD’ and not just that, i want MORE UPDATES AND UPGRADES
This app is Amazing buuut...
by Ashlynn775 on 2021/01/08 20:30
Hi, this app is AMAZING but it needs something to be added. I am a person who wants to become a famous singer and this app is helping me with vocals and beats. By the way, my bands name is Aubree Stefaniak. So what HAS TO HAPPEN is, well I wanna be able to SHARE a SONG with all my friends and band members. I hope you guys add this feature on!! This game is awesome so, for you people looking to get this game u rlly should!!!! Just, people who make this, pls add a feature where I can share my songs with people through messages. Overall 5star game. and ps, i would also like for there to be lessons for how-to-use the instruments. also, i would LOVE some rlly rlly chill but kinda deep pianos and guitars and especailly drums bc i love making music and i love that chill yet kinda relaxing and just a little pop-ish so i can rock my own world lol. So creators, pls make it to where i can create what i want (listed above!!!) and to where i can share songs!!!! again LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP!!!💜💜
Awesome
by XFeeling#4427 on 2021/01/08 19:22
I use this to make music
Call
by gufbjfnufb on 2021/01/08 00:38
I really like this app It’s fun
Apple PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!
by Zip1509 on 2021/01/08 00:28
Hello! I have been using GarageBand for less than a year and I use this app for cutting music. I think it’s a very good app. But, I have some suggestions. I think that the iOS and iPadOS should be more like the macOS GarageBand. I want to have the ability to actually speed the songs up. When I make it another speed it’s the exact same tempo. I think that like the macOS, I want to be able to switch from the bars to time. In my opinion, I also want the ability to be able to turn the tempo up and speed it up and turn the tempo down to slow the song down. Other than that, I think the app is GREAT!!!!!
Requires ios14 or later???
by CoraKitties🐆🐱 on 2021/01/07 19:28
I’ve had this for a while now and I live the app, but u changed it to iOS 14 or later :( this made me kinda mad so can you help me with this?
It’s not loading anymore
by LizWarriorPrincess on 2021/01/07 12:56
I was very pleased with this app but for some reason it is not working anymore.
I HATE OPTIMIZING PERORMANCE
by luc galloway on 2021/01/07 01:08
THE OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE FEATURE NEEDS TO GET REMOVED!!!
Good
by 🦮😔👩👌 on 2021/01/07 00:28
It takes too long to load
been using garage band for a really long time
by Young AirMan on 2021/01/06 15:03
nothings changing they keep adding loops..how about the people who actually like creating they own music from the ground up? why dont you guys add more sounds like MODERN DAY sounds 😭 ima have to switch to pro tools or somthing this is getting too bland
Neeed Mooorrree!!!!
by 8Rocc3 on 2021/01/06 14:20
Love the app but when will you guys offer the ability to export track outs ? A concerned supporter✌🏿
I love this app!!
by Birdchipper5000 on 2021/01/06 11:41
This app is good for making beats on the go but can y'all please add some drill beat loop and new generation beat loops
Best music app
by jaicepro101101 on 2021/01/06 07:59
Best music app to have fun or get famous as well as lots of i struments and even better free guys free thats amazing! That why i rated 5
Dog Water
by dnalswpehzb on 2021/01/06 06:53
The installation took 45 minutes there was nothing to do on the app itself.
Request for track colors
by Danielq kim on 2021/01/06 04:47
Why can’t we change the track color, it’s only blue, green and yellow. Is there a option to change the track colors? Please reply to this request Love it to use GARAGEBAND!!
Great app but can you add 8-bit instruments?
by IllegalSandwich on 2021/01/05 23:55
Great app and it’s perfect, I just wish there were 8-bit instruments; 8-bit drums, keyboards, and bass. That’s all, thanks! -Jack Cameron Gibson
Easy to use!!
by I am a bunny lover on 2021/01/05 17:33
I can make a song easily now and I don’t have to have the instrument!!!
Needs More Loops & Sound Packs
by XiiiST on 2021/01/05 14:35
This app is really good & I’ve honestly been having lots of fun making beats but my only complaint is that Apple really NEEDS to add more new sound packs & new loops. After a while you come across the same sounds over & over again & it makes it harder to create new beats & music if the sound options are very limited. This app would be great & top tier if they just added new unlimited sound packs & loops, Apple should really update & add new things to the app every month or so!!
Really good app but I have 1 problem
by VesselEvolutions on 2021/01/04 22:36
I have been using this app for a few years and I still can’t find 1 button that allows you to add more sounds I highly recommend this app but just keep in mind that I don’t think that there are any issues with this app other than that one I told you about
Please Put in electric guitar
by get of this on 2021/01/04 13:17
I have a electric guitar and I want to Lear so I thought that garage band would have it but I downloaded it no nothing but it’s not a bad game but pls put in electric guitar
Doesn’t work
by Chloe Munror on 2021/01/04 08:07
It won’t download even tho I’ve had it before I don’t know what’s wrong with it but plz fix whatever it is
Beautiful
by Atlas The Folf on 2021/01/04 06:36
I’ve been using this app for a while to make music and honestly it’s the best! But there’s one thing that I hate a little on this.When I put let’s say for example a chord in the sampler,I don’t like the fact that the lower you go, the slower it gets and the higher you go, the faster it is. Is it ok if you guys just put a pitch sampler so it can only be the pitch? Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Ringtones
by a huffpuff on 2021/01/04 05:25
I only really use this app to make my ringtones but it’s really good if u pair it with iMovie
No more importing from iTunes. No more iTunes.
by Sonicboomer47 on 2021/01/04 04:09
I hadn’t used garage band for awhile. When I came back to it I can’t import tracks from “Music”. I sing to tracks that I used to be able to drag and drop from iTunes. No more. WHY, WHY! Can’t you leave things alone?
So good!
by trudesi786 on 2021/01/04 00:36
I’m not a good musician but this app is really good to do all sorts of stuff! I personally use this app to make ringtones which are super easy! You can upload you own music like your favorite song or a favorite saying, etc. I definitely rate this 5 star!
Help
by Officialsoupman on 2021/01/03 19:04
There is a small problem where the keyboard doesn’t show up. Please fix this.
It’s ok.....
by Nolocontendere on 2021/01/03 14:40
It’s good but actually want to make music with it because all the other software costs too much money. I think they need more synths for all styles, they should also make it easier to make your own beat or song. Overall though, it’s not that bad I can make some pretty good music.
that’s no musician!
by RyanWiley on 2021/01/03 08:04
complaining that 300 touch instruments is too few is a silly thing to say. Alchemy Synth is one of the best written pieces of mobile software in digital music history. You can literally put 20 or more of the same or slightly altered versions of similar instruments in an infinite number of overlapping configurations and track combinations to create original, deep, complex polyphonic tones. if you complain about too few instruments, then you lack the creativity required to get out of a wet paper bag. Not to mention make music. Truth is, this app can steal hours of your life in a good way, by zoning out and getting stuck in the rabbit hole of infinite complexity that is music. Unfortunately, sometimes when hours into a deep, productive, creative dive into the abyss, garageband will decide its had enough and suddenly shut off without warning, and unless you manually exited your project regularly and reloaded it, all that work is GONE AND UNRETRIEVABLE! So it’s getting your time either way, The sudden crashes wouldn’t even be that bad if there was an auto save feature that would back up the work automatically at timed intervals of the user’s choosing (i would go every 5 minutes. because that’s how often i have to save and reload my file manually in order to update then backup and not smash my ipad and iphone into goddamn silicon dust after having another goddamn masterpiece wiped off the planet for seemingly no reason. So it makes me pull my hair out. On the other hand, without this creative outlet i would have killed myself years ago. So... quid pro quo? i suppose?
App Crash
by Knowmad. on 2021/01/03 06:08
App crashes when I try to record while using the “FX” function.
This is a perfect app
by Jenni linn on 2021/01/03 03:13
I love this app because I can do my own music class on it.plus I like all of the interesting music you can play! Please do another app of this please✌️✅✅✅✅also I hope all the songs I get are really good!
It is so cool
by REXUPSIDEDOWN on 2021/01/02 07:37
I am 9 with a iPhone 7 and it was fun
RINGTONE IS THE BEST NOW
by Boston Erik Roberts on 2021/01/02 06:00
I CHANGED MY RINGTONE TO ELMO SINGING FOR THE MOTHERLAND BECAUSE OF THIS
Addicted
by Bakugan brawl! 👊🏻 on 2021/01/01 22:54
I like making my made up songs on this. There’s barely woodwind instruments. But the flute on the China loop. Well I found a glitch/bug. The glitch/ bug is that when I was doing two loops on chill loop I was swiping down then I tried to get this thing away. I tapped a box. Then everything froze. But anyway I loooove making songs! Thanks for making this! 😍
The Best!!
by I'mtooaddictedtococogames on 2021/01/01 05:15
This app is a great app! It really helps me make custom ringtones and it’s just so helpful! Thank you for whoever made this app, you are a genius!
The best DAW that does more than people think.
by J.CASSEZZA on 2021/01/01 05:08
Fall 2020: I wish there was an easy way to create “strumming” in the piano roll view for guitars. Or at least explain what the two different full chord “frets” are about. Also, if you tediously manually create a single strum, you can’t quantize or else! Fall 2016: Ok this is still the most well-rounded and user friendly package on iOS IMHO. I was just reading some reviews and so many if the complaints aren't warranted. I would agree that adding quality vocal effects would add the one missing piece to round out the app and leave you not needing extra software. For example, Voloco. (Added January 2017, whoohoo! A vocoder would have been a nice touch) Another thing I'd love to see is the ability to assign individual samples to specific keys, in addition to just being able to play one sample on all the keys. Add those two things and you'd have a 6 star app in my book!
Sample library issues
by Xyber_21 on 2021/01/01 03:26
I’ve heard that the sample library can have problems for example, I was sampling an udu drum from that apple loops (Khol drum 2) and when I went back to the track and played it it sounded like bongos instead of an ACTUAL udu drum, so plz fix this developers. One more thing I wish to see an update with an udu drum in the app so that we don’t have to sampling it
Awesome
by best game player on earth on 2021/01/01 02:41
I love the app it has beautiful demo tracks and loads of different genres of music 😊😊😊😊👍👍👍
screw this thing
by Violet Otte on 2020/12/31 13:28
so i updated garageband, and now a lot of my songs have been deleted for seemingly no reason.
Enjoyed but have trouble converting it into other files/uploads, please fix it.
by Media design❤ on 2020/12/31 05:00
This app used to let me connect to iMovie, but not only I can not share or copy to iMovie, but now I cannot use it, even when I convert it to files even when I save them, I mean I have converted them before, but it’s not able to be usable for editing to be allows on iMovie.
AMAZING
by ddeessggttt on 2020/12/31 03:10
I love it I can make ringtones and cool thing plz get the app kk another things is I love it is AMAZING 🤩
So easy.
by 🧁MangoUnicorn🧁 on 2020/12/30 22:31
Wonderful. Easy to use, but sounds awesome.
Needs more Drum kits...
by AIwado on 2020/12/30 18:24
I enjoy the app but, it would be great if I could make some 80’s Industrial sound like the Akai R100 which would be perfect for this app. And, a Synthwave kit would also be perfect to have on this app aswell as other drum kits and sounds...
Jose
by lamajrehjd on 2020/12/29 21:48
It is awesome but it takes to long to download
Files
by ffnxt on 2020/12/29 21:34
At first it was working but after about a week it stopped exporting my files
To apple
by dVictorb on 2020/12/29 17:32
I cannot re-download this app can you please make it take up less space in the memory of the iPad
Good
by ewdcfz v on 2020/12/29 16:03
It’s fun I like it but i didn’t download it T-Mobile downloaded it when I switched to it from sprint because on my old phone which was an iPhone XR I was using sprint but then yesterday I switched to T-Mobile and got the iPhone 12 and It had this app and it’s pretty fun ps I will be reviewing the other apps they downloaded for me
FIX FIX FIX
by jayy7982 on 2020/12/29 05:45
FIX THE 808 BASS
Its alright
by gonzad06 on 2020/12/29 04:29
it is a very nice app. all i ask for is to add things like audio to match tempo and pitch shifter that changes pitch when you add another pitch after the original that moves the pitch down, instead of using the keyboard to do it. and an audio transposer too. other than that, its good.
What is the point of this?
by im so so so so sad on 2020/12/29 03:09
I’m confused.
Great
by abdnebb on 2020/12/28 23:55
It’s really a great app but I usually use it in my nothing else to do time. It also is really nice that it doesn’t need WiFi to play or do anything same with buying things. I think that this is a great app and I really like it but I would like on some of the instruments to have a song choice or play what u want for free thing. So I really like this app but I think there could be more added.
Apple ruins everything
by Joe Speedy on 2020/12/28 16:23
This app has become useless since the last Apple update, and all my saved songs have been destroyed. You can no longer sample anything which basically erased all my previous work.
Apple please read!!!!!
by drummerregk on 2020/12/28 15:34
The app is really good but can we get tenor snare drums and bass drumline drums added and individual brass horns (like trumpets baritones and flugelhorns) and can we get a feature in the drum section were we could add cymbals and other toms or take away drums to the drum set. Thank you for the idea and have a great day
Love it but...
by ahejcnkd on 2020/12/28 00:21
I can’t use it in iMovie :(
Unable to download
by turboram on 2020/12/27 21:59
Gave up after 15 minutes
Instruments
by Monique the animal lover on 2020/12/27 21:25
I don’t like this update because it doesn’t even tell you what The name of the drum pieces are, and I’ve been reporting it, and the Chord editor is broken in the alchemy synth and I reportedthat as well.
Love it but...
by jefizzhere on 2020/12/27 04:23
It needs a new VU meter. I’m color blind and green and yellow look the same to me. A VU meter with numbers would be great. Thank you.
WORST APP EVER!!!!
by my names emma on 2020/12/27 04:03
Dosent work right.hard to make music, not helpful. ESPECIALLY. App keeps crashing
More variety of instruments
by Zumbagit on 2020/12/27 01:58
I want you to add Celtic instruments like bag pipes and other Celtic instruments
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Hardstyle, and better sound quality
by Spaceman2015 on 2020/10/29 20:32
Please add more hard hitting instruments such as hardstyle or hardcore kicks like in a sound pack or something with hardstyle synths like sub zero project or d-sturb. Also, it would be good if you guys added punchy basses for psytrance. Basically garage band needs more music packs and it would be great to see an option with eq tampering and more effects for a single track. Sort of like FL studio but more simple. What would also be great is better sound quality, one main reason why I don't think I should use this app full time is because of the sounds. All of the keyboards and instruments seem that they need more treble and clear tone. Also we need more instruments in a project instead of 30 only. If this version of GarageBand had more tracks and higher BPM (for French core and hardcore) this would be a permanent option for me and I wouldn't have to pay extreme prices for an over complicated DAW. In conclusion, please add hardstyle, French core, and hardcore kicks (and synths). Make the sound quality better. And more effect tampering and eq tampering. Please read this.
Love it! But I have a huge problem.
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.
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.
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! ✌🏻
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.
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. 😄😄
Where’s The New Keyboard Collection Pack?
by SHREDDER-TMNT-1987 on 2020/12/09 18:47
The iPhone Version of Garage Band got an update it’s a new Downloadable Keyboard Collection Pack. Is the New Pack going to be on the iPad OS Version cause I like using my iPad Air more than my phone when it comes to GarageBand because of better features on the iPad version. Please I hope whoever works at Apple and updates/works on GarageBand sees this review. It would make me very happy to see The new Keyboard Collection that was released as a downloadable sound Pack for the iPhones operating System be ported to iPad OS. Thanks so much for making one of my all time favorite apps. I would really like to see a 80s hair metal/80s metal/80s glam rock inspired pack. A pack that has guitar presets and loops that sound like Mötley Crüe, Poison, Bon Jovi, Warrant and RATT And many of the other influential 80s hair bands. In this pack there would be bass guitar loops and instruments, Guitar loops and instruments, synth/keyboard loops and instruments guitar loops and instruments and drum loops and instruments. Thanks so much for whoever at Apple took the time to read my review. I hope my Idea for a gaarageband sound pack works out and is do able. Also you could have Motley Crue, poison, Bon Jovi, RATT, Warrant create instrumental loops for garage band too.
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
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.
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!
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!
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.
Love it
by Chrish62704 on 2020/12/01 05:32
I have everything I need to make music professionally, but I find myself using GarageBand iOS for most of the music I make. My best inspiration usually comes to me when I’m away from my studio, so it’s good to have something to get it down when I’m out, like writing down a note. I can transfer it all to the computer when I’m finished and touch it up there, but I like using the touchscreen over a mouse for editing. Many songs need very little work by the time I move them over. Studio software, like LXP and FL, have so many options, I find myself getting distracted looking for the perfect sounds for so long that I forget what I wanted to create. GarageBand iOS has a lot of instruments to choose from, but not enough to feel lost in. There are some things on my wishlist that I’d love to see in a future update: • If you want to make the length of your notes even, you have to do it individually. It would be nice if I could select all of the notes, or at least all of them on the same key, and snap them to the line at the same time. I can select all to change their length, but when they’re all different lengths, I’m still stuck selecting them individually. • A sidechain plug in would be ideal. • Automation needs a looping option instead of just copy and paste. • If you change the octave/semi octave of a note, it still sounds like the original octave when selecting the note while editing. Thanks for the all the hard work!
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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!
Amazing, but also limiting!
by jwhite-71 on 2019/11/21 04:39
I absolutely love this program! In comparison to others I have used, as a professional musician having used many, this one is simple to use, easy to understand, and allows even the novice to start creating immediately. The downside, however, would be that the sampled instruments are limiting, which most are. Unfortunately everything you create sounds like a similar, re-hashed version of what anyone else has created. Therefore, lacking originality though it may sound like a masterpiece. Finally, a suggestion to make this program amazing would be to allow the ability of importing unlimited sampled instruments, VST effects, and plugins if not already able to do so. In the meantime, though both a positive and negative benefit, it’s a blast of fun, creativity, and well worth the download even for a novice to enjoy the simplicity it allows in creating music that can make anyone sound like a musical genius.
Ech.
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.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 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 !
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.
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!!
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