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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.
I FOUND A GLITCH IN GARAGE BAND! Please read!!!
by Ronald Grant on 2021/05/07 23:41
hello there I have something to say it’s a glitch in garage band where sometimes when you play an instrument another instrument you’re not playing will play and it’s horrible for EVERYONE because it can annoy people while they are doing a song! please fix this it’s a bug!!! and if it’s to loud the music player will have to quit the app!! That’s all I have to say so bye and make sure to fix the bug! :D
Fantastic!🤩
by iamapersonwhoareyou on 2021/05/07 23:13
I'm not one for reviews, but I honestly think this app is stupendous. It helps you learn instruments and much more. I highly recommend this app. 😁😁😁😁
سيء لأنه
by mohammed alhony on 2021/05/07 08:12
لا يسجل من مايكروفون الهاتف بل يجب عليك التسجيل بمايك السماعة و ذلك يقلل من جودة التسجيل جدًا
Been using this app for 4 years
by Yo tengo lel on 2021/05/07 05:14
The app is amazing. I’ve used it ever since 2017 I created a lot of amazing stuff in this but one thing I would like to see added is slide notes. It would really improve my music. Anyways, this app is absolutely amazing you should 100% get it
It’s a good app
by Stryker5555 on 2021/05/07 01:13
It’s good just on my phone there is a glitch where I can’t make any music and I can’t loop or anything all I can do is go into it but I can’t play anything on my iPhone seven
One of the best free music making apps
by bluemeanieface on 2021/05/06 23:41
The optimizing performance thing is maddening Apple needs to look at why that happens and five more control to users. I guess that’s how they sell Logic. It’s GarageBand with all the pro features.
Really great app! A little limited
by sophiaofficial on 2021/05/06 20:42
I love writing music, I do it a lot. This app is very fun and cool to use, and it gives me more choices then a guitar can give me! When I produced the songs they sound really good and I know I still have a lot to learn about it. ❤️ The problem is, the selection of genres seems very limited there’s no country, and the rock section hardly has any loops to choose from and I use the loops a lot. So I really think there should be more of a selection of loops in the sound library. But other then that, it’s really awesome and I would recommend it for early artists.
SO AMAZING
by so angryyyyyyyy on 2021/05/06 15:18
I love this and I have been using this for 3 years now and it’s absolutely amazing.
No left handed option
by HONG KONG CHING CHANG CHONG on 2021/05/06 04:54
Really?? Apple’s own music app doesn’t have a mode to accommodate left handed people? I play guitar left handed and I expected there to be an option to flip the guitar strings but no. Surprising.
I love garageband but
by RecersedGaming on 2021/05/05 19:47
I love garageband it’s helped me with my producing skills. But I wish there was like more sections to choose from. I have all of them downloded but, I. Really want more stuff like Type Beats. I have found some similar but its not the same. Also I would like to see more changes to beats to choose from, example you could add Rap hip hop and more hip hop. I liked the 808 stuff when it came out but I couldn’t find a pack that said 808. I would like to see more stuff for rock music also. More boom bap. And Dubstep. This app changed my producing career.
Why the low ratings?
by Mohamed Salah man! #L.F.C on 2021/05/05 18:18
I mean, this app is good for anything quick or on the go, and I feel like this doesn’t have that many ratings at all, nonetheless an app by apple. Also, something I found odd is that the Americana synth is used in the goosebumps movie. But I don’t think this app got any credit. 🤨
AMAZING!
by ladynoir139 on 2021/05/05 17:46
I love garage band, Its so fun and easy to use, I've made many great songs with it and I really suggest it. Its may take a little while to download but its worth the wait! I love Garage band. Its probably one of the best music apps i know.
Extremely buggy
by Craycay2.0 on 2021/05/05 10:53
Some tracks and notes are sustained even though they’re not supposed to be, sometimes it would not be sustained but sometimes it would be, many other really weird bugs, very frustrating. But yes, it is a good app otherwise.
THIS APP IS SO FUN!
by Disneydawnp on 2021/05/05 04:22
i loveeeee playing this app when im bored and im make little fun tunes and songs! thats all amazing app download nowwww!
I love it but...
by 1 thing i hate about this game on 2021/05/04 16:03
I really love this app and I mean love it but the problem is that there is no wind instruments which would be tuba trombone flute ect. I would also like a jazz pack to come out and add jazz music I would also like sheet music as well
This is the best music game ever
by sammy lawence on 2021/05/04 00:58
I love this app it’s the best music app ever it’s amazing everyone should download this game thank you for bringing us this amazing game
Update
by Ronnijay on 2021/05/03 21:09
It would be nice if the app was updated with more midi loops more frequently More guitar loops that can be used for R&B and hip-hop Orchestra loops that actually can go with a Beat Please us creators need it
Recent update
by Iamkrishna on 2021/05/03 15:18
Ruined the Chinese and Japanese drums (by removing the automatic replay while holding down a press), and even removed the world drum set that had a gong. Just adding the drum midi in a sequence doesn’t do it justice either because you can’t fluidly transfer any of the automation. Like does the automation in this app only effect volume? That’s terrible!
Dear.music
by aavvvvvvaaaaaa on 2021/05/03 05:59
I love this app because you can play say drums on a phone like wut
Yeah pretty good
by KaiTDM16 on 2021/05/03 00:22
This isn’t really for making music more for just screwing around
Please fix bug! Issue with Alchemy synth sustain pedal
by houzcat on 2021/05/02 23:50
5/2/21: There is a bug with the sustain switch for alchemy synth bass instruments. When sustain is switched on, I can press a note and it will have a long sustain as expected, however when I press a different note (expecting that new note to now takeover as the sustained note), it does not sustain the note, but rather acts as though it’s a one-shot and then upon letting go of that new note it immediately re-triggers the first note I pressed. When this happens, the initial note continues to sustain even after I switch on and off the sustain button, and it doesn’t stop the sustained note until I either stop and restart the playback on the track or I exit out the project. Idk how to describe this issue better than what I just typed out, unless there’s a way for me to provide a video demonstration of this sustain button bug. PLEASE help to troubleshoot this! Original review: (4stars) I’m usually a big fan of this app. I’ve been using it since 2013 across multiple apple devices. It’s versatile and powerful, extremely so if you’re creative and can dedicate time to it. Here’s what it still needs to be a top tier DAW, mobile or otherwise: - Empty/CUSTOMIZABLE DRUMKIT! (selecting sounds from individual kits to place into a single drum pad, then save as custom preset kits.) - more percussions / foley sounds/other textures! - key & tempo changes - multi out I/O routing for things like sidechain compression - 3D/binaural sound panning options - bus tracks (not merged) - isolated looping (to loop only a section of the track you wish to edit) - ukulele, harp
I love this app
by Maf7231 on 2021/05/02 16:55
The best app ever used after I figure was that I used all the music
Great
by crystalvenom on 2021/05/02 16:32
This app is the best !!! Maybe it could work better in un delaying Bluetooth?
Boooooyyyyyyyys
by 2pints80 on 2021/05/02 13:50
Boy this app is awesome and I upload some of my song onto YouTube for crying out loud so this is my advice, GET IT NOW
Can someone please fix the effects
by DaMacMaclure on 2021/05/01 23:56
Effects is so glitched
Awesome! Just one thing though...
by Fitzchick on 2021/05/01 21:21
I love this app! I love that there is a great number of instruments to use to make your own songs (or just goof around if you are like me), and I love how you are adding new content and making sure it is up to date. My only complaint with this app is that more iconic or overlooked synthesizers and drum machines, such as the Moog Source and the Oberheim DMX, respectively, aren’t even included in the app. If there were a much greater selection of iconic/overlooked synths or drum machines, I would have been giving this app a higher rating. Otherwise, keep up with the great work you are doing.
Why just why
by Lovelylauraxoxox on 2021/05/01 20:29
I hate this game it scamed me because I had like 13 games and thanks to this game I only have 8 games and I downloaded this before and I had like 13 games
Great!
by dinensionking on 2021/05/01 17:36
this is a na amazing app for beginner music writers/song writers.
In a word .... Huh?
by Todd the builder on 2021/05/01 16:11
Obviously you’re opinion of this app varies by perspective. It seems that if you’ve used this kind of thing before it’s good by comparison but coming into it cold this app makes 0 sense to me. All I wanted to do was record myself playing the drums with decent sound. Seems like it would be simple enough right? Well not so much really. First off the menus are labeled only with indecipherable pictographs. Even after you hit the ? It only labels the lower menus. To this day I don’t know what any of the symbols on the top Left are supposed to represent. So I start recording only to find out that for some inexplicable reason, they have the default setting to have a loud metronome click at random preset tempo AND to have that click show up loudly on your recording!! As the default setting ??! Really?? And you guys rave about how easy it is to use??! Then I turn off the metro and start recording again only to find out AFTER I finish the song that it is also PRESET to stop recording after two measures !!! And you have to learn how to use a whole new set of menus to figure out how to turn that little gem off! But don’t worry , the app will helpfully put all these settings back to the unusable preset levels EVERY TIME you start to record a new song ! Keep in mind I’m trying to stay loose and really feel this song right so I can play it nice and smooth. I mean hey if you’re trying to play some rage metal or brain blasting punk rock I guess this app is perfect , but it is definitely messin with my Zen thing man 🎶😜
Add more automations
by alrtakennamr on 2021/05/01 14:29
I love this app but I love to see more automations like pitch automated, duck auto, reverb stuff like that.
Bruh
by HayleeeHayeee on 2021/05/01 05:27
The thing don’t even download
Can you fix it please ?
by JesHahka on 2021/05/01 04:51
Whenever I try to save, I can’t press the DONE button. Nothing happens, so I can’t save it, so I can’t use your app. I love the app, but not this issue!
BEST GAME EVER
by hujiutgfh5a on 2021/05/01 02:49
So much good music has a lot of amazing music there are so many kinds of instruments IT is the BEST THING EVER
Are you Fricking kidding me!?
by a guy who loves sonic on 2021/05/01 02:21
I’ve been playing this for years and worked hard on dozens of songs most of which are people approved, and said too have been music worthy of buying. I don’t play for a week and I lose YEARS OF WORK... YEARS!!! If you fix this you guys will be the best people in the world of not, well, then your stuck with 2 stars from me. (I don’t write reviews on apps often so this is VERY important.
cool
by gendersoup on 2021/04/30 23:23
nice app
ITS LIT 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
by OMEGASLOTH511 on 2021/04/29 23:04
It is like sooooo good like #loveit. Ya yeet. Poopity scoopity poop poop poop. LETS GET IT. Ya. #moosic fo life. Mmmmhmmm ya
Wowwwww
by moon light4*! on 2021/04/29 21:55
Amazing 100/10 this is A REALLY GOOD APP plus its FrEe??? 🙌☀️💛🤩🤩🤩🤩
Trash
by trash cookie on 2021/04/29 19:36
Why doesn’t it show that this app is accessing the microphone when I look at all the apps that have access to the microphone yet clearly when my son opens the app the microphone and or camera is being accessed
The best app ever
by MommaAgain on 2021/04/29 18:41
I started a career with it
Took me 10 minutes to install
by Defaltiboi on 2021/04/28 04:36
Why does it have to take this long to install
Good
by Toonblastsupporter on 2021/04/28 03:44
“World” section is just 2 Chinese Instruments
What I have always dreamed
by tmorrow21 on 2021/04/28 01:18
I knew I would love this amazing app!! The sound quality is awesome, both with and without headphones, and there is a wide variety of instruments. The possibilities are endless! Thank you so much Apple!! You’re one of my favorite companies!
AWESOME
by NEHEMIA YT on 2021/04/27 22:35
Every who have experience for creating beat will say it awesome, they must be more things but it very awesome. 5 star.
Expected better
by apple has gotten worse on 2021/04/27 12:27
Crashes on 2020 iPad Pro.
Fun and no bloatware
by gammer Ryan on 2021/04/26 20:19
I had a lot of fun with this app and also its not unistallable bloatware eve though it comes with every new ipad iPhone etc. I will even once change to a macbook because windows Makes me sick of all of that unistallable apps:
Fix the 808 bass now please
by FortyAte on 2021/04/26 04:23
Fix the 808 bass it was perfect literally perfect t until y’all messed up I’m not he only one saying this please fix it now I use garage band only fix it now
GarageBand review
by malittsa on 2021/04/26 03:18
I think the app is awesome there’s nothing that happened to me while using the app,it just downloads really slow😂but it’s amazing rn so yea have a nice day. :)
Worst app Apple has ever made
by Luka_1-2-3 on 2021/04/25 22:34
This app was a massive waste of my time. Normally apps taht were developed by Apple are easy to use but I cannot say the same about garage band. If you are reading this don’t get garage band it will just be a massive waste of your time
Hi
by Liz Negrin on 2021/04/25 21:14
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa
OMG it is so grate
by ak malamut on 2021/04/25 19:10
This is so good a few glitches here and there but the sound track is good you have to buy it
Dolcelambo all songs deleted !
by DOLCELAMBO on 2021/04/25 16:04
How can I restore all my song I have well over 50 songs I made
L o v e i t ! ! 💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛
by Kitten Lover 💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛💕 on 2021/04/25 13:54
I love music I play piano but on this app I can play other instruments! I tried violin, viola, drums, pipa etc. I record songs and I send it to friends who also have this app we do duets quartets and more! I love it because I can do other modes of piano and cords. I think on a scale through 1-10 I would rate it 10!
The best
by ythdmaddie252011 on 2021/04/24 21:37
I love writing music and singing songs. This app is user friendly and not complicated. You have different instruments that you can play and you can sing different songs. Practice makes perfect this app could make a professional. Make sure to download this app.
Pretty good
by Bad skin problem on 2021/04/24 14:57
I love this game
Suggestion
by angiemo80 on 2021/04/24 03:19
I really like GarageBand and I use it everyday. However, I am concerned with the limits of the sampler instrument. I am unable to find a way to make the individual notes have their own sound. The only thing the sampler can do is take one sound file and pitch it up or down for every note. If there were a feature that allows you to use different sound files for every note, I would enjoy GarageBand a lot more.
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by aksmkelkz on 2021/04/24 01:32
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Organization of file imports
by 8Rocc3 on 2021/04/23 10:09
I’ve been a GarageBand user for the last 7 years and it has helped me increase my workflow. When inspiration strikes I’m not always at the studio and that’s where GarageBand comes in clutch. There’s only one issue that I have. I create and use my own one shots regularly. I’ve imported many of the one shots that I’ve created into GarageBand iOS through file transfers, however when it comes time to find a sound, things begin to get crazy. Which brings me to my question. When will apple create a filing system or folder location for user imports? This will make the GarageBand iOS experience more enjoyable.
Omg
by Natpat182628 on 2021/04/23 06:16
Frickin loops don’t work ikeeits. Also hi Timmy boi you look mad hot today 😮‍💨
Garageband and it's crazy mood
by singobrooklynNY on 2021/04/23 01:47
Garageband has helped me enormously when it feels like it. I just need to prepare a song for my job, not fun, and this app always comes with an issue or maybe something that has been changed and nobody cares to mention it. I have called Apple support and the chat and no one can't fix the problem. For example, and that could be the problem, I send all my new accompaniment tracks to Google Drive, they do a very nice job and no problems. At the time I open the Garageband app and click on the + logo to create new work and it tells me there is an error. Then I click the mic logo and nothing happens, consequently it freezes, and there is no way I can back to the main page. That's why I have to give them 2 stars, I should have given one star. Maybe someone can explain to me what's is going on? Thank you, Reuven
Chydtulkk
by gtjrmssjdiuvjfjr on 2021/04/22 06:50
Cvhhik
I love this app
by Purple looks on 2021/04/21 14:34
This app is the best. I even made a couple songs of mine. I wish my mom would let me have a YouTube channel than I can show my songs to many people. I will still give this app a 5 star because it helped me teach myself how to sing, and make music. I hope they could make a GarageBand 2.
Pure heaven
by lego travel on 2021/04/21 04:56
The app overall is amazing. I just do not know how to add in my own soundtrack. I definitely recommend this for people, though!
I love this app
by Ih8twitter on 2021/04/21 02:35
I think this app is great I’m 11 years old and love to sing and make my own music this app definitely helped me now I have 1.3k followers on Instagram by posting my music all thx to this app😁🎶🎼
Great
by v6bbhhh on 2021/04/21 00:26
It good
Good
by UPM3449 on 2021/04/20 23:48
👍👍👍👍
Good app but there is a problem
by TOMOHAWKBEAST on 2021/04/20 16:36
I fr make all of my beats on this app and have been sinceSeventh grade. But recently for whatever reason whenever I connect Bluetooth or try to record certain things the app just crashes. It’s irritating because I can’t really listen to anything as well or make anything
Help.
by samuel marklee on 2021/04/20 15:14
I keep trying to share a project with other people and everytime I do it has something wrong with it. It doesn’t matter what song I choose it never works. I’m a musician and I do all of my music on here and it usually works without any issues but as of this week I can’t share projects or anything. My songs can’t be mastered because of this. Please fix it.
Just Ideas
by marvyt on 2021/04/20 01:09
It is great and all, but maybe add another dubstep pack or something like that; the Live Loops dubstep gets kinda old, also I just want to add that I really want to see drum samplers, not just keyboard samplers, and maybe a launchpad instrument and not just drums, also I want a feature where you can save loops you made yourself. Overall I like this, but it would be just perfect if those four features were added to GarageBand.
WHY SO MUCH STORAGE
by briar = review witer on 2021/04/19 23:58
i loves this app until it took up all of my storage. NOT COOL
BEST GAME
by がらあんと on 2021/04/19 21:46
IT’S THE BEST 6 STARS
Awesome
by tails523 on 2021/04/19 21:44
I use this app so much that my fingers can literally type everywhere
To Complex
by PLSDONTTAKETHSNAME on 2021/04/19 19:43
Look all I wanna do is exit the live loops. But it says maximum number of tracks. What’s the deal with this? Come on. This app is way to complex!
My song were deleted :(
by immyneuttronasseater on 2021/04/19 06:06
I was actually going to install this app because i was looking forward to making music, and all of my friends recommended this app to me plus i saw it was huge in popularity of music apps, so i started making music.. not to brag but it was my best masterpiece yet.. then i save the song.. 2 hours later, i come back to realizing that GarageBand had not only deleted that song, but all of them that i made.. im still considering if i should uninstall it or not..
Noice
by gfghjtyfykuftfhk on 2021/04/19 01:33
Very good app for beginners I recommend this app
Is cool
by Noleimy 🦟 i dont exist on 2021/04/18 23:28
I only like it because it’s easier to make ringtones so yuh
Mittend
by Grat Fullbuster on 2021/04/18 22:48
Mittens
It’s the best
by da realpokemane on 2021/04/18 13:58
It’s the best game ever
Stop apple
by i love ninjago download this on 2021/04/17 20:13
Listen I have been charged 13 times this month and my 20 dollars have been stolen about 5 times by apple and they charge me for no reason. At all so apple im done with youif you don’t stop stealing my money you better change.apple is a money sucker so if you can. find the lock card setting and lock your card
Why did I even deleted this?!
by Jayne683mermaid on 2021/04/17 19:03
Best app E V E R
Bots
by appletrashstupidapple69 on 2021/04/17 14:53
The reviews are controlled by apple all the review writings are bots
GARAGE BAND FILES ARE GONE SUDDENLY
by joe swayder on 2021/04/17 06:13
Right when I was saving a project it said something about the files being shifted somewhere else and now all my files and projects are gone! I need my files back immediately.
Garageband needs new features
by Matthew feri on 2021/04/17 05:31
I honestly think that we need like new instruments for guitar and drums and bass to spice things up a bit because we need a country and a metal pack with new instruments.for instance for country we can have a banjo or mandolin instrument there and for metal we can more guitars and drums and everything
Nice job
by NavyNuggets on 2021/04/17 01:27
I used it for an alarm and I’m happy to have it thank you garage band!
Please add more!
by sadmarquise on 2021/04/15 16:38
I love garageband. I’ve been making my music on Garageband for nearly 5 years - if we had the option to put “enhance pitch” on individual tracks; as well as, a way to bounce every individual track into a folder at once, this would be the most effective app I’ve ever used. Also your factory fx (specifically the dynamics processor) is always making my projects crash or makes the sound disappear. Thanks, SAD.
Youtube
by itsyiutyouuiite on 2021/04/15 02:48
The people who only cam here to change there ringtone. Jesus and god loves you amen
It’s good, but...
by bbtund8 on 2021/04/15 02:23
The first thing I encountered is that when I insert a note, it always starts on the second grid instead of the first grid. Can you fix this for me? Thanks
good app but...
by This is a original name on 2021/04/14 20:33
This is a Amazing app!! everything is amazingly good, but the only reason i picked 4 star is because cellular data costs more.
It’s a good app but...
by codycorptv on 2021/04/14 19:23
The struggles of being a lefty and trying to have some fun with the guitar on this app is disappointing. Either than that it’s a really fun app and I enjoy it. I would use it more if I could have the lefty guitar
How Do I Send a GarageBand Audio File Through Gmail
by Lrak Emunsion on 2021/04/14 19:07
Hello, I’ve been using the GarageBand app for a while now creating casual music along the way. I want to email one of the songs I created to a friend and I have virtually know idea how to do it on a iPad (the device I’m trying to send the email on). It would be great if someone could please give me an explanation on this subject.
Cool
by Just_Amazing1 on 2021/04/14 00:28
The dude that made Sugar Crash used this and i still can’t believe it
Garage band
by Christikate on 2021/04/14 00:16
I think it’s fun to just tap a bit around on instruments. I’m not a producer but would think it’d be fun to be one. But I bet it’s totally 💯 good for producing
Ringtone
by fhrjjdjehdhdjsjd on 2021/04/13 22:17
I’ve been seeing a lot of YouTube videos about this app. I originally downloaded it to make my own ringtone...Every video I see there are two buttons Im suppose to use but I don’t have them. I’m not sure if I’m the only one with this issue but I would like it to be fixed.
More music
by cookie problem on 2021/04/13 17:31
Banda Bluegrass. Mariachi Chicago blues Old time country New guitar holidaycountry 50s rockabilly all of these loops and loops from computer
instrument not popping up
by reinaaa.cx on 2021/04/13 03:36
i’ve done almost everything and searched everywhere. i can’t seem to fix the problem. when i click piano or any instrument. it seems to be blank and won’t come up no matter how many times i delete or restart the app.
Awesome, but are there other genres?
by BiggameJames123 on 2021/04/13 00:20
This app has been great! It’s been giving me a variety of sounds that I can use to create my songs. I do have a lot to think about when creating a demo. I do, however, wonder if there’s a specific genre available for my vibe. You see, I’m a huge fan of country music and I would like to record songs that would have a country feel. Something like a bluegrass fiddle, steel guitar, banjo, etc. I was wondering if this app could offer something like that. I know I could use a real banjo, but I would like to have something that is convenient instead of saving a ton of money, spending it so I can plug it into my computer and record one song. If you can please offer something like that on GarageBand, I would be very grateful and I’ll be thanking you when I win the CMA awards 😉
Homophobic
by awstenluvr69 on 2021/04/12 22:32
This app took over 10 minutes to download for my friend this is just blant homophobia.
It’s good but it could be better
by kirtolover on 2021/04/12 22:22
I think it could be better if you didn’t have to log into the old apple account because not everyone one remembers their passwords or they don’t use that account anymore or maybe a kid got their parents old phone so I just think that shouldn’t be a feature.
Crash
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/04/12 17:54
It keeps crashing when I don’t save it. But If I save it, then it won’t crash! How interesting is that? Can you fix that? (I’m leaving a 5 stars)
yes or no question
by Skittle-Chan the gachatuber on 2021/04/12 05:29
this really isn’t a review just a question does this have music boxes
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.
Let’s Do It!
by Roctor11 on 2021/02/04 11:42
This is a fabulous app that is an absolute Must for writers/arrangers who get stuck alone (not good) at airports, parking lots, Etc .. The sounds are absolutely fabulous! I could pick nits and say that on cannot press the drum-stick into the drumhead depressing just enough to tighten the next strike to a different semi-tone ... but I won’t. It is great for mapping out numerous tracks of a song in your head with symphonic strings or Japanese instruments (of which I had never heard) but which sound very Celtic. It is a candy store with invisible, one -way lids: they keep the candy clean but you can reach right through and grab whatever you need for the next part of your song! It is absolutely almost all of the “Jetson-type“ musical things about which I dreamt as a child. Everything for a complete rainy afternoon at my fingertips! If you can imagine it, most likely you can write it on this with the use of myriad tools. It’s learning curve is practically idiot proof – as attested to buy my ability to use it with such ease. Get this wonderful app and open up all the windows you can find As You Need and use them: choose a few at the beginning and find out how incredibly wonderful it is as you add on to your knowledge and your abilities. I am waiting to hear that someone has used this for an entire movie score ... it will not be long in coming – if it hasn’t already happened! Thank you for presenting this app to all of us to use it! It is almost God-given!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
Names
by ahhhayeee on 2021/01/30 13:55
I like to change names around. I use this app to make ringtones. I had a song named x and I changed it to y. I named another song x afterwards, but when I dragged it into garageband it plays song y. Bruh. So I changed the name of the song in iTunes before using it in garageband. Big deal. I change the names of my ringtones around too. I had a ringtone named a in the past. I either deleted it or changed its name into something else. I made another ringtone which I want to call a. “The name is already taken.” T-T-T-WHUH?! No it’s not! Where? I looked around. Don’t see any files named a. I looked online for help. Google thinks I’m trying to start a band but my band’s name is taken. I’m not trying to start a band I’m just trying to makes ringtones and name them after tarot cards! Why is it that making ringtones is so tedious with apple anyways?! Just make it so we can make songs from ‘Music’ into ringtones! Then I wouldn’t be here complaining about garageband which I wouldn’t normally use in the first place! If naming wasn’t a problem I’d give this app anything but a 1, but for some reason naming IS a problem! Now what do I name my files after? Organs in the human body??? I got a 3 in ap bio which wasn’t good enough to transfer credits for college! Why is naming files of all things what I have a problem with???
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!
I love this app but plz add!
by DJ_NeonDelta on 2021/04/08 23:14
So first of all you guys did a great job on this app but I would love it if you added more guitars so like a Stratocaster and more pedals because I actually play guitar and when I am away from it I like to play guitar related things so this is my go to app for that so I want the full experience of more pedals for all guitars and it would be nice if you added a ukulele and I would love it if you added more frets for the guitars on iPad but I don’t know what model my iPad is but plz add more frets, a few more guitars, more pedals, and I would love it if there was a way to palm mute or mute strings and a way to tune down your guitar while playing the app. So my overall review? I love this app but I just wish you could add a few more things so if you are a musician and you don’t have an instrument this will help and it’s fun too so devs at Apple keep up the good work and maybe make a shooting game on here because you guys are legendary so you could easily make that but anyway everyone I highly recommend this game!
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!
Almost Professional
by NexxuSix on 2021/03/04 14:46
As much as I love GarageBand for it’s ease of use, on-the-spot creativity, and compatibility with a number of plugins, I would make it my main go-to DAW if it had more in-depth features. For example, one area that is totally lacking is the Automation area. Sure, you can automate Volume, and some other global parameters, but what about two of the most common MIDI CC’s: Pitch and Modulation. Filter (or another teachable parameter) would be the one thing that would give this app a 5 Star rating. Sure, you can record those parameters, but there is apparently no way to edit them, especially if you need to adjust a mistake, or perhaps need more precise control over your modulation. Like I say, everything else is absolutely wonderful about this app. It actually encourages one to make music. I think the developers need to understand that not only can a beginner easily make music with this app, but on a more professional level, there needs to be a way to finely adjust the end results of your musical masterpiece.
I have a problem
by catgamer🐱 on 2020/01/13 00:11
This is a great app, and I use it almost every day. But I have some kind of glitch with my loops. In the past, when I used garage band, full on side chained pad was my favorite loop. On this new device, I forgot the name, but I found it listening to the dubstep thing in live loops. (Is that even what it’s called?) It was different, though. I saw the name and favorited it. But it had a different pitch, tune, and tempo, and caused all the other loops to have this problem as well. No matter how much I try to reset settings, it does not do anything. When I looked in the house live loop set, it reset the tempo (idk if it is exact,) but not the pitch. It changed the tune again. I liked the way they sounded before they were changed. If this is a fixable problem, please fix it, and if I need to fix it, please tell me how. If it isn’t fixable, it’s alright, I love the loops anyway. Please at least respond or look into the problem if possible. Other than that, it’s a great app.
So Close, And Yet So Far (For Professionals, Anyway)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
GarageBand is awesome, especially for a free app. However, it’s missing a couple critical components: First, it NEEDS FULL MIDI CONTROL. All buttons and parameters need to be MIDI mapable. The iPad is such a great tool for live performance (way more potential possibility than a laptop), but until Apple makes GarageBand a little more hardware-friendly, the laptop will continue to win. Second, the looper is dope but again needs to be MIDI controllable (so you could record and play loops with a MIDI foot pedal for example), have easier access to mute and solo functions per track, and the ability to optionally have audio effects tails continue after a loop or track is muted. Also, a MIDI clock visualizer so you can easily tell what beat you’re on before the first loop starts would be extremely helpful for those who don’t want the audience hearing a metronome click. More loop/pad playback options would be great too. There’s more to be done, but these are a couple key places that need improvement.
Awesome but things for the future
by sarah berh on 2021/02/12 23:08
This app is awesome but we need like a avatar thing so we could soo our avatar playing. And it would be cool if we did like an online rap battle with avatars but since this app is GARAGE band there should be a garage and we can customize. There should also be a chatting system so we can chat with our fellow rappers but if there is a chatting system there should be a friend system. Also there can be like a setting so that you can change your name and profile pic of your avatar. So if you do this this will make the game more interesting and cool and get more subscribers. Oh yeah and there should be like a thing where you can get clothes and more hairstyles but ya I think it can also ask for your gender there should also be a hair treatment so that you could do blonde fading into purple and all that stuff but I really think you should put this on your list. Please put this on your list thank you!!! From, A girl that loves Star Wars ( and Darth Vader )
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!
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.
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.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 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 !
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.
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GarageBand
Description
GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Use the Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 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.
I FOUND A GLITCH IN GARAGE BAND! Please read!!!
by Ronald Grant on 2021/05/07 23:41
hello there I have something to say it’s a glitch in garage band where sometimes when you play an instrument another instrument you’re not playing will play and it’s horrible for EVERYONE because it can annoy people while they are doing a song! please fix this it’s a bug!!! and if it’s to loud the music player will have to quit the app!! That’s all I have to say so bye and make sure to fix the bug! :D
Fantastic!🤩
by iamapersonwhoareyou on 2021/05/07 23:13
I'm not one for reviews, but I honestly think this app is stupendous. It helps you learn instruments and much more. I highly recommend this app. 😁😁😁😁
سيء لأنه
by mohammed alhony on 2021/05/07 08:12
لا يسجل من مايكروفون الهاتف بل يجب عليك التسجيل بمايك السماعة و ذلك يقلل من جودة التسجيل جدًا
Been using this app for 4 years
by Yo tengo lel on 2021/05/07 05:14
The app is amazing. I’ve used it ever since 2017 I created a lot of amazing stuff in this but one thing I would like to see added is slide notes. It would really improve my music. Anyways, this app is absolutely amazing you should 100% get it
It’s a good app
by Stryker5555 on 2021/05/07 01:13
It’s good just on my phone there is a glitch where I can’t make any music and I can’t loop or anything all I can do is go into it but I can’t play anything on my iPhone seven
One of the best free music making apps
by bluemeanieface on 2021/05/06 23:41
The optimizing performance thing is maddening Apple needs to look at why that happens and five more control to users. I guess that’s how they sell Logic. It’s GarageBand with all the pro features.
Really great app! A little limited
by sophiaofficial on 2021/05/06 20:42
I love writing music, I do it a lot. This app is very fun and cool to use, and it gives me more choices then a guitar can give me! When I produced the songs they sound really good and I know I still have a lot to learn about it. ❤️ The problem is, the selection of genres seems very limited there’s no country, and the rock section hardly has any loops to choose from and I use the loops a lot. So I really think there should be more of a selection of loops in the sound library. But other then that, it’s really awesome and I would recommend it for early artists.
SO AMAZING
by so angryyyyyyyy on 2021/05/06 15:18
I love this and I have been using this for 3 years now and it’s absolutely amazing.
No left handed option
by HONG KONG CHING CHANG CHONG on 2021/05/06 04:54
Really?? Apple’s own music app doesn’t have a mode to accommodate left handed people? I play guitar left handed and I expected there to be an option to flip the guitar strings but no. Surprising.
I love garageband but
by RecersedGaming on 2021/05/05 19:47
I love garageband it’s helped me with my producing skills. But I wish there was like more sections to choose from. I have all of them downloded but, I. Really want more stuff like Type Beats. I have found some similar but its not the same. Also I would like to see more changes to beats to choose from, example you could add Rap hip hop and more hip hop. I liked the 808 stuff when it came out but I couldn’t find a pack that said 808. I would like to see more stuff for rock music also. More boom bap. And Dubstep. This app changed my producing career.
Why the low ratings?
by Mohamed Salah man! #L.F.C on 2021/05/05 18:18
I mean, this app is good for anything quick or on the go, and I feel like this doesn’t have that many ratings at all, nonetheless an app by apple. Also, something I found odd is that the Americana synth is used in the goosebumps movie. But I don’t think this app got any credit. 🤨
AMAZING!
by ladynoir139 on 2021/05/05 17:46
I love garage band, Its so fun and easy to use, I've made many great songs with it and I really suggest it. Its may take a little while to download but its worth the wait! I love Garage band. Its probably one of the best music apps i know.
Extremely buggy
by Craycay2.0 on 2021/05/05 10:53
Some tracks and notes are sustained even though they’re not supposed to be, sometimes it would not be sustained but sometimes it would be, many other really weird bugs, very frustrating. But yes, it is a good app otherwise.
THIS APP IS SO FUN!
by Disneydawnp on 2021/05/05 04:22
i loveeeee playing this app when im bored and im make little fun tunes and songs! thats all amazing app download nowwww!
I love it but...
by 1 thing i hate about this game on 2021/05/04 16:03
I really love this app and I mean love it but the problem is that there is no wind instruments which would be tuba trombone flute ect. I would also like a jazz pack to come out and add jazz music I would also like sheet music as well
This is the best music game ever
by sammy lawence on 2021/05/04 00:58
I love this app it’s the best music app ever it’s amazing everyone should download this game thank you for bringing us this amazing game
Update
by Ronnijay on 2021/05/03 21:09
It would be nice if the app was updated with more midi loops more frequently More guitar loops that can be used for R&B and hip-hop Orchestra loops that actually can go with a Beat Please us creators need it
Recent update
by Iamkrishna on 2021/05/03 15:18
Ruined the Chinese and Japanese drums (by removing the automatic replay while holding down a press), and even removed the world drum set that had a gong. Just adding the drum midi in a sequence doesn’t do it justice either because you can’t fluidly transfer any of the automation. Like does the automation in this app only effect volume? That’s terrible!
Dear.music
by aavvvvvvaaaaaa on 2021/05/03 05:59
I love this app because you can play say drums on a phone like wut
Yeah pretty good
by KaiTDM16 on 2021/05/03 00:22
This isn’t really for making music more for just screwing around
Please fix bug! Issue with Alchemy synth sustain pedal
by houzcat on 2021/05/02 23:50
5/2/21: There is a bug with the sustain switch for alchemy synth bass instruments. When sustain is switched on, I can press a note and it will have a long sustain as expected, however when I press a different note (expecting that new note to now takeover as the sustained note), it does not sustain the note, but rather acts as though it’s a one-shot and then upon letting go of that new note it immediately re-triggers the first note I pressed. When this happens, the initial note continues to sustain even after I switch on and off the sustain button, and it doesn’t stop the sustained note until I either stop and restart the playback on the track or I exit out the project. Idk how to describe this issue better than what I just typed out, unless there’s a way for me to provide a video demonstration of this sustain button bug. PLEASE help to troubleshoot this! Original review: (4stars) I’m usually a big fan of this app. I’ve been using it since 2013 across multiple apple devices. It’s versatile and powerful, extremely so if you’re creative and can dedicate time to it. Here’s what it still needs to be a top tier DAW, mobile or otherwise: - Empty/CUSTOMIZABLE DRUMKIT! (selecting sounds from individual kits to place into a single drum pad, then save as custom preset kits.) - more percussions / foley sounds/other textures! - key & tempo changes - multi out I/O routing for things like sidechain compression - 3D/binaural sound panning options - bus tracks (not merged) - isolated looping (to loop only a section of the track you wish to edit) - ukulele, harp
I love this app
by Maf7231 on 2021/05/02 16:55
The best app ever used after I figure was that I used all the music
Great
by crystalvenom on 2021/05/02 16:32
This app is the best !!! Maybe it could work better in un delaying Bluetooth?
Boooooyyyyyyyys
by 2pints80 on 2021/05/02 13:50
Boy this app is awesome and I upload some of my song onto YouTube for crying out loud so this is my advice, GET IT NOW
Can someone please fix the effects
by DaMacMaclure on 2021/05/01 23:56
Effects is so glitched
Awesome! Just one thing though...
by Fitzchick on 2021/05/01 21:21
I love this app! I love that there is a great number of instruments to use to make your own songs (or just goof around if you are like me), and I love how you are adding new content and making sure it is up to date. My only complaint with this app is that more iconic or overlooked synthesizers and drum machines, such as the Moog Source and the Oberheim DMX, respectively, aren’t even included in the app. If there were a much greater selection of iconic/overlooked synths or drum machines, I would have been giving this app a higher rating. Otherwise, keep up with the great work you are doing.
Why just why
by Lovelylauraxoxox on 2021/05/01 20:29
I hate this game it scamed me because I had like 13 games and thanks to this game I only have 8 games and I downloaded this before and I had like 13 games
Great!
by dinensionking on 2021/05/01 17:36
this is a na amazing app for beginner music writers/song writers.
In a word .... Huh?
by Todd the builder on 2021/05/01 16:11
Obviously you’re opinion of this app varies by perspective. It seems that if you’ve used this kind of thing before it’s good by comparison but coming into it cold this app makes 0 sense to me. All I wanted to do was record myself playing the drums with decent sound. Seems like it would be simple enough right? Well not so much really. First off the menus are labeled only with indecipherable pictographs. Even after you hit the ? It only labels the lower menus. To this day I don’t know what any of the symbols on the top Left are supposed to represent. So I start recording only to find out that for some inexplicable reason, they have the default setting to have a loud metronome click at random preset tempo AND to have that click show up loudly on your recording!! As the default setting ??! Really?? And you guys rave about how easy it is to use??! Then I turn off the metro and start recording again only to find out AFTER I finish the song that it is also PRESET to stop recording after two measures !!! And you have to learn how to use a whole new set of menus to figure out how to turn that little gem off! But don’t worry , the app will helpfully put all these settings back to the unusable preset levels EVERY TIME you start to record a new song ! Keep in mind I’m trying to stay loose and really feel this song right so I can play it nice and smooth. I mean hey if you’re trying to play some rage metal or brain blasting punk rock I guess this app is perfect , but it is definitely messin with my Zen thing man 🎶😜
Add more automations
by alrtakennamr on 2021/05/01 14:29
I love this app but I love to see more automations like pitch automated, duck auto, reverb stuff like that.
Bruh
by HayleeeHayeee on 2021/05/01 05:27
The thing don’t even download
Can you fix it please ?
by JesHahka on 2021/05/01 04:51
Whenever I try to save, I can’t press the DONE button. Nothing happens, so I can’t save it, so I can’t use your app. I love the app, but not this issue!
BEST GAME EVER
by hujiutgfh5a on 2021/05/01 02:49
So much good music has a lot of amazing music there are so many kinds of instruments IT is the BEST THING EVER
Are you Fricking kidding me!?
by a guy who loves sonic on 2021/05/01 02:21
I’ve been playing this for years and worked hard on dozens of songs most of which are people approved, and said too have been music worthy of buying. I don’t play for a week and I lose YEARS OF WORK... YEARS!!! If you fix this you guys will be the best people in the world of not, well, then your stuck with 2 stars from me. (I don’t write reviews on apps often so this is VERY important.
cool
by gendersoup on 2021/04/30 23:23
nice app
ITS LIT 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
by OMEGASLOTH511 on 2021/04/29 23:04
It is like sooooo good like #loveit. Ya yeet. Poopity scoopity poop poop poop. LETS GET IT. Ya. #moosic fo life. Mmmmhmmm ya
Wowwwww
by moon light4*! on 2021/04/29 21:55
Amazing 100/10 this is A REALLY GOOD APP plus its FrEe??? 🙌☀️💛🤩🤩🤩🤩
Trash
by trash cookie on 2021/04/29 19:36
Why doesn’t it show that this app is accessing the microphone when I look at all the apps that have access to the microphone yet clearly when my son opens the app the microphone and or camera is being accessed
The best app ever
by MommaAgain on 2021/04/29 18:41
I started a career with it
Took me 10 minutes to install
by Defaltiboi on 2021/04/28 04:36
Why does it have to take this long to install
Good
by Toonblastsupporter on 2021/04/28 03:44
“World” section is just 2 Chinese Instruments
What I have always dreamed
by tmorrow21 on 2021/04/28 01:18
I knew I would love this amazing app!! The sound quality is awesome, both with and without headphones, and there is a wide variety of instruments. The possibilities are endless! Thank you so much Apple!! You’re one of my favorite companies!
AWESOME
by NEHEMIA YT on 2021/04/27 22:35
Every who have experience for creating beat will say it awesome, they must be more things but it very awesome. 5 star.
Expected better
by apple has gotten worse on 2021/04/27 12:27
Crashes on 2020 iPad Pro.
Fun and no bloatware
by gammer Ryan on 2021/04/26 20:19
I had a lot of fun with this app and also its not unistallable bloatware eve though it comes with every new ipad iPhone etc. I will even once change to a macbook because windows Makes me sick of all of that unistallable apps:
Fix the 808 bass now please
by FortyAte on 2021/04/26 04:23
Fix the 808 bass it was perfect literally perfect t until y’all messed up I’m not he only one saying this please fix it now I use garage band only fix it now
GarageBand review
by malittsa on 2021/04/26 03:18
I think the app is awesome there’s nothing that happened to me while using the app,it just downloads really slow😂but it’s amazing rn so yea have a nice day. :)
Worst app Apple has ever made
by Luka_1-2-3 on 2021/04/25 22:34
This app was a massive waste of my time. Normally apps taht were developed by Apple are easy to use but I cannot say the same about garage band. If you are reading this don’t get garage band it will just be a massive waste of your time
Hi
by Liz Negrin on 2021/04/25 21:14
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa
OMG it is so grate
by ak malamut on 2021/04/25 19:10
This is so good a few glitches here and there but the sound track is good you have to buy it
Dolcelambo all songs deleted !
by DOLCELAMBO on 2021/04/25 16:04
How can I restore all my song I have well over 50 songs I made
L o v e i t ! ! 💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛
by Kitten Lover 💕🐈‍⬛💕🐈‍⬛💕 on 2021/04/25 13:54
I love music I play piano but on this app I can play other instruments! I tried violin, viola, drums, pipa etc. I record songs and I send it to friends who also have this app we do duets quartets and more! I love it because I can do other modes of piano and cords. I think on a scale through 1-10 I would rate it 10!
The best
by ythdmaddie252011 on 2021/04/24 21:37
I love writing music and singing songs. This app is user friendly and not complicated. You have different instruments that you can play and you can sing different songs. Practice makes perfect this app could make a professional. Make sure to download this app.
Pretty good
by Bad skin problem on 2021/04/24 14:57
I love this game
Suggestion
by angiemo80 on 2021/04/24 03:19
I really like GarageBand and I use it everyday. However, I am concerned with the limits of the sampler instrument. I am unable to find a way to make the individual notes have their own sound. The only thing the sampler can do is take one sound file and pitch it up or down for every note. If there were a feature that allows you to use different sound files for every note, I would enjoy GarageBand a lot more.
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by aksmkelkz on 2021/04/24 01:32
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Organization of file imports
by 8Rocc3 on 2021/04/23 10:09
I’ve been a GarageBand user for the last 7 years and it has helped me increase my workflow. When inspiration strikes I’m not always at the studio and that’s where GarageBand comes in clutch. There’s only one issue that I have. I create and use my own one shots regularly. I’ve imported many of the one shots that I’ve created into GarageBand iOS through file transfers, however when it comes time to find a sound, things begin to get crazy. Which brings me to my question. When will apple create a filing system or folder location for user imports? This will make the GarageBand iOS experience more enjoyable.
Omg
by Natpat182628 on 2021/04/23 06:16
Frickin loops don’t work ikeeits. Also hi Timmy boi you look mad hot today 😮‍💨
Garageband and it's crazy mood
by singobrooklynNY on 2021/04/23 01:47
Garageband has helped me enormously when it feels like it. I just need to prepare a song for my job, not fun, and this app always comes with an issue or maybe something that has been changed and nobody cares to mention it. I have called Apple support and the chat and no one can't fix the problem. For example, and that could be the problem, I send all my new accompaniment tracks to Google Drive, they do a very nice job and no problems. At the time I open the Garageband app and click on the + logo to create new work and it tells me there is an error. Then I click the mic logo and nothing happens, consequently it freezes, and there is no way I can back to the main page. That's why I have to give them 2 stars, I should have given one star. Maybe someone can explain to me what's is going on? Thank you, Reuven
Chydtulkk
by gtjrmssjdiuvjfjr on 2021/04/22 06:50
Cvhhik
I love this app
by Purple looks on 2021/04/21 14:34
This app is the best. I even made a couple songs of mine. I wish my mom would let me have a YouTube channel than I can show my songs to many people. I will still give this app a 5 star because it helped me teach myself how to sing, and make music. I hope they could make a GarageBand 2.
Pure heaven
by lego travel on 2021/04/21 04:56
The app overall is amazing. I just do not know how to add in my own soundtrack. I definitely recommend this for people, though!
I love this app
by Ih8twitter on 2021/04/21 02:35
I think this app is great I’m 11 years old and love to sing and make my own music this app definitely helped me now I have 1.3k followers on Instagram by posting my music all thx to this app😁🎶🎼
Great
by v6bbhhh on 2021/04/21 00:26
It good
Good
by UPM3449 on 2021/04/20 23:48
👍👍👍👍
Good app but there is a problem
by TOMOHAWKBEAST on 2021/04/20 16:36
I fr make all of my beats on this app and have been sinceSeventh grade. But recently for whatever reason whenever I connect Bluetooth or try to record certain things the app just crashes. It’s irritating because I can’t really listen to anything as well or make anything
Help.
by samuel marklee on 2021/04/20 15:14
I keep trying to share a project with other people and everytime I do it has something wrong with it. It doesn’t matter what song I choose it never works. I’m a musician and I do all of my music on here and it usually works without any issues but as of this week I can’t share projects or anything. My songs can’t be mastered because of this. Please fix it.
Just Ideas
by marvyt on 2021/04/20 01:09
It is great and all, but maybe add another dubstep pack or something like that; the Live Loops dubstep gets kinda old, also I just want to add that I really want to see drum samplers, not just keyboard samplers, and maybe a launchpad instrument and not just drums, also I want a feature where you can save loops you made yourself. Overall I like this, but it would be just perfect if those four features were added to GarageBand.
WHY SO MUCH STORAGE
by briar = review witer on 2021/04/19 23:58
i loves this app until it took up all of my storage. NOT COOL
BEST GAME
by がらあんと on 2021/04/19 21:46
IT’S THE BEST 6 STARS
Awesome
by tails523 on 2021/04/19 21:44
I use this app so much that my fingers can literally type everywhere
To Complex
by PLSDONTTAKETHSNAME on 2021/04/19 19:43
Look all I wanna do is exit the live loops. But it says maximum number of tracks. What’s the deal with this? Come on. This app is way to complex!
My song were deleted :(
by immyneuttronasseater on 2021/04/19 06:06
I was actually going to install this app because i was looking forward to making music, and all of my friends recommended this app to me plus i saw it was huge in popularity of music apps, so i started making music.. not to brag but it was my best masterpiece yet.. then i save the song.. 2 hours later, i come back to realizing that GarageBand had not only deleted that song, but all of them that i made.. im still considering if i should uninstall it or not..
Noice
by gfghjtyfykuftfhk on 2021/04/19 01:33
Very good app for beginners I recommend this app
Is cool
by Noleimy 🦟 i dont exist on 2021/04/18 23:28
I only like it because it’s easier to make ringtones so yuh
Mittend
by Grat Fullbuster on 2021/04/18 22:48
Mittens
It’s the best
by da realpokemane on 2021/04/18 13:58
It’s the best game ever
Stop apple
by i love ninjago download this on 2021/04/17 20:13
Listen I have been charged 13 times this month and my 20 dollars have been stolen about 5 times by apple and they charge me for no reason. At all so apple im done with youif you don’t stop stealing my money you better change.apple is a money sucker so if you can. find the lock card setting and lock your card
Why did I even deleted this?!
by Jayne683mermaid on 2021/04/17 19:03
Best app E V E R
Bots
by appletrashstupidapple69 on 2021/04/17 14:53
The reviews are controlled by apple all the review writings are bots
GARAGE BAND FILES ARE GONE SUDDENLY
by joe swayder on 2021/04/17 06:13
Right when I was saving a project it said something about the files being shifted somewhere else and now all my files and projects are gone! I need my files back immediately.
Garageband needs new features
by Matthew feri on 2021/04/17 05:31
I honestly think that we need like new instruments for guitar and drums and bass to spice things up a bit because we need a country and a metal pack with new instruments.for instance for country we can have a banjo or mandolin instrument there and for metal we can more guitars and drums and everything
Nice job
by NavyNuggets on 2021/04/17 01:27
I used it for an alarm and I’m happy to have it thank you garage band!
Please add more!
by sadmarquise on 2021/04/15 16:38
I love garageband. I’ve been making my music on Garageband for nearly 5 years - if we had the option to put “enhance pitch” on individual tracks; as well as, a way to bounce every individual track into a folder at once, this would be the most effective app I’ve ever used. Also your factory fx (specifically the dynamics processor) is always making my projects crash or makes the sound disappear. Thanks, SAD.
Youtube
by itsyiutyouuiite on 2021/04/15 02:48
The people who only cam here to change there ringtone. Jesus and god loves you amen
It’s good, but...
by bbtund8 on 2021/04/15 02:23
The first thing I encountered is that when I insert a note, it always starts on the second grid instead of the first grid. Can you fix this for me? Thanks
good app but...
by This is a original name on 2021/04/14 20:33
This is a Amazing app!! everything is amazingly good, but the only reason i picked 4 star is because cellular data costs more.
It’s a good app but...
by codycorptv on 2021/04/14 19:23
The struggles of being a lefty and trying to have some fun with the guitar on this app is disappointing. Either than that it’s a really fun app and I enjoy it. I would use it more if I could have the lefty guitar
How Do I Send a GarageBand Audio File Through Gmail
by Lrak Emunsion on 2021/04/14 19:07
Hello, I’ve been using the GarageBand app for a while now creating casual music along the way. I want to email one of the songs I created to a friend and I have virtually know idea how to do it on a iPad (the device I’m trying to send the email on). It would be great if someone could please give me an explanation on this subject.
Cool
by Just_Amazing1 on 2021/04/14 00:28
The dude that made Sugar Crash used this and i still can’t believe it
Garage band
by Christikate on 2021/04/14 00:16
I think it’s fun to just tap a bit around on instruments. I’m not a producer but would think it’d be fun to be one. But I bet it’s totally 💯 good for producing
Ringtone
by fhrjjdjehdhdjsjd on 2021/04/13 22:17
I’ve been seeing a lot of YouTube videos about this app. I originally downloaded it to make my own ringtone...Every video I see there are two buttons Im suppose to use but I don’t have them. I’m not sure if I’m the only one with this issue but I would like it to be fixed.
More music
by cookie problem on 2021/04/13 17:31
Banda Bluegrass. Mariachi Chicago blues Old time country New guitar holidaycountry 50s rockabilly all of these loops and loops from computer
instrument not popping up
by reinaaa.cx on 2021/04/13 03:36
i’ve done almost everything and searched everywhere. i can’t seem to fix the problem. when i click piano or any instrument. it seems to be blank and won’t come up no matter how many times i delete or restart the app.
Awesome, but are there other genres?
by BiggameJames123 on 2021/04/13 00:20
This app has been great! It’s been giving me a variety of sounds that I can use to create my songs. I do have a lot to think about when creating a demo. I do, however, wonder if there’s a specific genre available for my vibe. You see, I’m a huge fan of country music and I would like to record songs that would have a country feel. Something like a bluegrass fiddle, steel guitar, banjo, etc. I was wondering if this app could offer something like that. I know I could use a real banjo, but I would like to have something that is convenient instead of saving a ton of money, spending it so I can plug it into my computer and record one song. If you can please offer something like that on GarageBand, I would be very grateful and I’ll be thanking you when I win the CMA awards 😉
Homophobic
by awstenluvr69 on 2021/04/12 22:32
This app took over 10 minutes to download for my friend this is just blant homophobia.
It’s good but it could be better
by kirtolover on 2021/04/12 22:22
I think it could be better if you didn’t have to log into the old apple account because not everyone one remembers their passwords or they don’t use that account anymore or maybe a kid got their parents old phone so I just think that shouldn’t be a feature.
Crash
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/04/12 17:54
It keeps crashing when I don’t save it. But If I save it, then it won’t crash! How interesting is that? Can you fix that? (I’m leaving a 5 stars)
yes or no question
by Skittle-Chan the gachatuber on 2021/04/12 05:29
this really isn’t a review just a question does this have music boxes
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.
Let’s Do It!
by Roctor11 on 2021/02/04 11:42
This is a fabulous app that is an absolute Must for writers/arrangers who get stuck alone (not good) at airports, parking lots, Etc .. The sounds are absolutely fabulous! I could pick nits and say that on cannot press the drum-stick into the drumhead depressing just enough to tighten the next strike to a different semi-tone ... but I won’t. It is great for mapping out numerous tracks of a song in your head with symphonic strings or Japanese instruments (of which I had never heard) but which sound very Celtic. It is a candy store with invisible, one -way lids: they keep the candy clean but you can reach right through and grab whatever you need for the next part of your song! It is absolutely almost all of the “Jetson-type“ musical things about which I dreamt as a child. Everything for a complete rainy afternoon at my fingertips! If you can imagine it, most likely you can write it on this with the use of myriad tools. It’s learning curve is practically idiot proof – as attested to buy my ability to use it with such ease. Get this wonderful app and open up all the windows you can find As You Need and use them: choose a few at the beginning and find out how incredibly wonderful it is as you add on to your knowledge and your abilities. I am waiting to hear that someone has used this for an entire movie score ... it will not be long in coming – if it hasn’t already happened! Thank you for presenting this app to all of us to use it! It is almost God-given!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
Names
by ahhhayeee on 2021/01/30 13:55
I like to change names around. I use this app to make ringtones. I had a song named x and I changed it to y. I named another song x afterwards, but when I dragged it into garageband it plays song y. Bruh. So I changed the name of the song in iTunes before using it in garageband. Big deal. I change the names of my ringtones around too. I had a ringtone named a in the past. I either deleted it or changed its name into something else. I made another ringtone which I want to call a. “The name is already taken.” T-T-T-WHUH?! No it’s not! Where? I looked around. Don’t see any files named a. I looked online for help. Google thinks I’m trying to start a band but my band’s name is taken. I’m not trying to start a band I’m just trying to makes ringtones and name them after tarot cards! Why is it that making ringtones is so tedious with apple anyways?! Just make it so we can make songs from ‘Music’ into ringtones! Then I wouldn’t be here complaining about garageband which I wouldn’t normally use in the first place! If naming wasn’t a problem I’d give this app anything but a 1, but for some reason naming IS a problem! Now what do I name my files after? Organs in the human body??? I got a 3 in ap bio which wasn’t good enough to transfer credits for college! Why is naming files of all things what I have a problem with???
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!
I love this app but plz add!
by DJ_NeonDelta on 2021/04/08 23:14
So first of all you guys did a great job on this app but I would love it if you added more guitars so like a Stratocaster and more pedals because I actually play guitar and when I am away from it I like to play guitar related things so this is my go to app for that so I want the full experience of more pedals for all guitars and it would be nice if you added a ukulele and I would love it if you added more frets for the guitars on iPad but I don’t know what model my iPad is but plz add more frets, a few more guitars, more pedals, and I would love it if there was a way to palm mute or mute strings and a way to tune down your guitar while playing the app. So my overall review? I love this app but I just wish you could add a few more things so if you are a musician and you don’t have an instrument this will help and it’s fun too so devs at Apple keep up the good work and maybe make a shooting game on here because you guys are legendary so you could easily make that but anyway everyone I highly recommend this game!
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!
Almost Professional
by NexxuSix on 2021/03/04 14:46
As much as I love GarageBand for it’s ease of use, on-the-spot creativity, and compatibility with a number of plugins, I would make it my main go-to DAW if it had more in-depth features. For example, one area that is totally lacking is the Automation area. Sure, you can automate Volume, and some other global parameters, but what about two of the most common MIDI CC’s: Pitch and Modulation. Filter (or another teachable parameter) would be the one thing that would give this app a 5 Star rating. Sure, you can record those parameters, but there is apparently no way to edit them, especially if you need to adjust a mistake, or perhaps need more precise control over your modulation. Like I say, everything else is absolutely wonderful about this app. It actually encourages one to make music. I think the developers need to understand that not only can a beginner easily make music with this app, but on a more professional level, there needs to be a way to finely adjust the end results of your musical masterpiece.
I have a problem
by catgamer🐱 on 2020/01/13 00:11
This is a great app, and I use it almost every day. But I have some kind of glitch with my loops. In the past, when I used garage band, full on side chained pad was my favorite loop. On this new device, I forgot the name, but I found it listening to the dubstep thing in live loops. (Is that even what it’s called?) It was different, though. I saw the name and favorited it. But it had a different pitch, tune, and tempo, and caused all the other loops to have this problem as well. No matter how much I try to reset settings, it does not do anything. When I looked in the house live loop set, it reset the tempo (idk if it is exact,) but not the pitch. It changed the tune again. I liked the way they sounded before they were changed. If this is a fixable problem, please fix it, and if I need to fix it, please tell me how. If it isn’t fixable, it’s alright, I love the loops anyway. Please at least respond or look into the problem if possible. Other than that, it’s a great app.
So Close, And Yet So Far (For Professionals, Anyway)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
GarageBand is awesome, especially for a free app. However, it’s missing a couple critical components: First, it NEEDS FULL MIDI CONTROL. All buttons and parameters need to be MIDI mapable. The iPad is such a great tool for live performance (way more potential possibility than a laptop), but until Apple makes GarageBand a little more hardware-friendly, the laptop will continue to win. Second, the looper is dope but again needs to be MIDI controllable (so you could record and play loops with a MIDI foot pedal for example), have easier access to mute and solo functions per track, and the ability to optionally have audio effects tails continue after a loop or track is muted. Also, a MIDI clock visualizer so you can easily tell what beat you’re on before the first loop starts would be extremely helpful for those who don’t want the audience hearing a metronome click. More loop/pad playback options would be great too. There’s more to be done, but these are a couple key places that need improvement.
Awesome but things for the future
by sarah berh on 2021/02/12 23:08
This app is awesome but we need like a avatar thing so we could soo our avatar playing. And it would be cool if we did like an online rap battle with avatars but since this app is GARAGE band there should be a garage and we can customize. There should also be a chatting system so we can chat with our fellow rappers but if there is a chatting system there should be a friend system. Also there can be like a setting so that you can change your name and profile pic of your avatar. So if you do this this will make the game more interesting and cool and get more subscribers. Oh yeah and there should be like a thing where you can get clothes and more hairstyles but ya I think it can also ask for your gender there should also be a hair treatment so that you could do blonde fading into purple and all that stuff but I really think you should put this on your list. Please put this on your list thank you!!! From, A girl that loves Star Wars ( and Darth Vader )
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!
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.
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.
🥇🏆🏅🎖 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 !
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.
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