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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 created by some of the biggest producers in the world. 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 • 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 * 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.
Please optimize in background.
by Movies Please on 2021/11/29 20:44
Apple, paleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze make GarageBand optimize in the background. It takes forever to optimize, and it makes me forget some of my ideas because it takes so long.
Latest Version Improved
by Neumuzik on 2021/11/29 17:42
Occasionally has problems with rendering final audio mixes for export, but Apple continues to respond and improve this app.
Extremely SLOW
by DaWeavINC on 2021/11/29 15:39
Why even try using this app when it takes 5 MINUTES to render anything. And this app is the BIGGEST app storage HOG using over 1.5Gb. Uninstalled...
Very dope App to start off learning how to make beats.
by JB.Production on 2021/11/29 04:35
Really good app(DAW) for beginner and or professional producers to explore & grow in. Has a big variety of Great sounds & is very user friendly when it comes to the set up. I do however wish that I could change the tempo (Bpm)of a downloaded sample file without having to only be able to use the bpms already provided in the file.
AMAZIN ABSOLUTELY AMAZIN
by fortnitenames:kingtwopunchreg on 2021/11/29 01:34
This is GREAT it has to be one of my favorite apps for music.It is really easy to use and makes my music sound like I’m a pro and I’m only 12 years old.
🤷🏽‍♀️
by Noleimy 🦟 i dont exist on 2021/11/28 16:11
solo lo tengo pa los ringtones
Needs fixing
by GushersCock10 on 2021/11/28 05:27
You guys should add more plugins instead of the regular 4 it would help so much atleast 2 more please 🙏🏽EDIT: Probably made this a year ago or at least 10 months ago but SERIOUSLY we need ATLEAST one extra plugins spot. If you can, please do two more spots where we can add more plugins. The 4 we have already aren’t bad but it could elevate so much more if you could mix your tracks all in one project instead of duping and getting bad quality compared to what you were expecting.
One star
by Steffanie0205 on 2021/11/28 01:01
I’m giving one star because it doesn’t work. It did a couple months ago when I first started playing around with it, however it does not work anymore.
This is a amazing app
by DW Music Editor on 2021/11/27 21:38
This is the best app I have ever used to make music. I have used this app for years and it keeps getting better and better. If I could ask something of the developers it’s a lot but if you could make a platform to share the music you make and have people rate it that would put the cherry on top of this amazing app. Thank you for your time you put into the development of this app.
Great music app but would like to see more guitar tunings🎸🎸
by jefnuehcurjcurjc on 2021/11/27 17:05
This is a great app for music and making music but I would like to see more tunings for guitar. I know there are some other ways to make it sound different but I want to see there be actual other tunings besides just the default tuning. Like Drop D, Drop C, Drop D flat etc. because it is really annoying that I can only play certain songs because there is only one tuning that I can use. Please add these options soon. 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸
GREAT FOR LAYING DOWN IDEAS
by undrlxrd on 2021/11/27 15:43
I no longer use GarageBand as my main DAW anymore ,but I do use GarageBand as a notepad where I just jot down ideas for a new song that I can edit and polish further when J get back to my computer at home. 10/10. Would GREATLY recommend!!!
fun
by hxhdhdhsgshdhdf on 2021/11/27 01:26
Well poop in da inde be busssin but gitur BUSINNNN
Review
by 00000005555566 on 2021/11/26 17:22
I can't download it...
More like garbageReviews deleted again
by 366$3/$3/- on 2021/11/26 17:13
This app is trash it doesn’t link to anything well and deletes ur Stuff at random BEWARE
Pretty good but one problem
by Catty Nanav🐱 on 2021/11/26 16:01
Ok. This app is really good. I can make music on it and it’s cool and stuff, but I just have 1 problem. Sometimes, when I press the share button on my song, it just - crashes. Luckily it’s saved and I can put it on Voice Memos and overall its very good just about the crash thing
ARE YOU SERIOUS, APPLE!??!!
by Bad virus on 2021/11/26 03:38
WHY DO YOU NEED IOS 15 TO PLAY THIS THING NOW? THERE'S NOTHING NEW ABOUT THIS! THIS IS A WORTHLESS UPDATE!!!
yea
by trinketio on 2021/11/26 00:07
decent app, i just hate that its 1.6 gigabytes
very good app but i have a suggestion
by fak_playah11 on 2021/11/25 20:01
i like the app i make alot of music on it and its very easy to use but i have a problem with audio Accessibility. you can change speed and pitch and reverse things but only on recorded audio. Any audio you import you cant really do anything but loop it and add volume. so if you could make it so you can have those settings for audio recordings and audio imports i would really appreciate it. overall though, amazing app, i totally recommend if your a beginner. even if your not its very good to use.
GarageBand malfunction
by psw5811 on 2021/11/25 13:57
Idk but I pretty much know what is going on here with this app. I offloaded it went back to put it back & it will not do anything it won't even download. It is still showing under my apps. Someone has been in my App Store & they love this app. My App Store is hacked but they are leaving no footprint to prove what I am saying but i will soon. I have someone checking into this for me as we speak. Wasn't cheap to hire these ppl but they said they would get to the bottom of this once & for all. Too many freeloaders n the internet stealing from others. They are lazy thieves.
So awesome I want updates!
by Shrek Gal on 2021/11/25 02:58
Ooh la la this is awesome!!! Here are the updates I really want… The tracks can now go up to infinity, so you can use as many tracks as you want without getting interuppted. More packs and remixes have been added, so you can jam with it all!
Amazing
by jth5ndka.z on 2021/11/24 22:52
It’s an amazing I mean amazing app you can make soooooooo much types of music and listen to the music packs which is so awesome I like everything about it and I recommend downloading it You better or I will find you! Jk
Sampling!!
by JACE TAYLOR GUFFEY on 2021/11/24 20:20
Great app but could really use a feature where i can map out a sample the same way you would on an mpc or just make sample packs on your own. I really want to get into sampling vinyl and chop it up using a midi pad.
Great App, but…
by Slackernomo32856 on 2021/11/24 00:36
I love this app and I have used it for my music needs for quite a while. The only feature I wish this had is a synth/keyboard sequencer. I love using external sequencers to run along with this, but I don’t always have access to one. Especially on the road or during impromptu jam sessions. I hope you consider adding this feature in the near future. Thank you!
I like the app, just a few complaints
by KillSimKaine on 2021/11/23 20:02
I have used this app for a while, and I really love it! However, I have noticed a few problems. When plotting the notes on the guitars, occasionally the notes will not play together, instead choosing one note that will play. Another thing is that the notes won’t play above the high E string
Would be great but too many bugs
by El sobriviviente on 2021/11/23 13:45
I love GarageBand but it’s astonishing that the files can’t be transferred and when I try to share it the app keeps crashing. Apple fix this please because it’s getting old real fast
Help
by THE PANDA QUEEN on 2021/11/23 13:44
It’s says interrupted by other app. How to fix????
Hard to use
by kennikat2014 on 2021/11/23 02:24
This app is very hard to use. I have been making music for a long time. You need to make more keyboard sounds, more beat people, a 808 bass , and a bass kick. Simple to make all I got to say is it’s very hard I’m sorry if it’s hard to do all that but please I need it.
bruh
by unique.unicorn on 2021/11/23 00:55
can y'all stop making people have the latest ios update for this stupid app to download. that's stupid it's gonna be the exact same whether your phone is updated or not. also stop taking forever to download that's ghetto.
I’m not understanding
by DesiCat 🐱 on 2021/11/22 20:27
I’m not sure if it’s my phone or the app, but it won’t let me enter the app without it crashing or not loading. I was really excited to get this app so I could use it to my advantage but it won’t even work, it could be a bug. Please fix it!!! Thank you
Problem
by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡ on 2021/11/22 14:29
I have never tried garageband but i have been trying to download it but when u download it whenever i go in it says that i have another app open thats interrupting the audio when i dont have any other apps open this is a big problem please fix it
Great app but…
by here is my reveiil on 2021/11/22 14:17
I used this for about three days just playing around with it and I log in and I can’t go into it because it said “Song cannot be loaded” and I found no way around
Hope
by momogotgame on 2021/11/22 05:20
Took forever to download
PLEASE READ Apple
by talentedkingtehe on 2021/11/22 02:38
I’ve been using this app for a long time now, and I’ve been using it on an iPad. I love it, but I do have ONE suggestion. - I’ve seen tutorials on YouTube from 2011 on GarageBand to share songs to the Apple Music app on iPad. But it doesn’t say that I can share it on my version in 2021. So I’m wondering if it’s available or not. If it’s available, could you tell me how to? If not, what do you think I could do without sending it to a MacBook or Mac? Otherwise, I would recommend this app for everyone. Thanks!!
Nuts in ma jaws
by hhhhsssddggg on 2021/11/22 02:01
Nuts in ma jaw
Good game
by ######$$$c$ on 2021/11/21 20:28
I like it.
trash
by schoologybad on 2021/11/21 04:19
trash
Love this app👍
by razorsharp97 on 2021/11/20 23:17
I have been playing this ever sense I was really little and it is a good thing to keep you occupied
Ringtones
by Anonymous 52101 on 2021/11/20 21:17
It is a bit hard to set custom ringtones
It’s OK
by 👋👱🏻‍♀️🤪👈🏻 on 2021/11/20 20:43
Sometimes it’s confusing but I kind a like it I don’t always use it for some reason.
Best
by sone506 on 2021/11/20 17:28
Best
Cool cool very cool very cool
by 4.6456 on 2021/11/20 03:38
Green
Good
by lekedxko on 2021/11/19 15:27
Just very big
No
by C. Warren on 2021/11/19 15:10
It will. It will not let me do anything it just change the entire format I can’t do anything really it just freezes all the time songs are hard to control
Title
by YourNinaParr on 2021/11/19 10:23
cheeeehooo!!
Too much space
by Cab1009 on 2021/11/18 21:58
Good app just hate the fact it takes up so much space on my phone I have 64 GB but it goes out quick
?
by liliy0101 on 2021/11/18 16:54
I’ve used it before but I downloaded it for my Christmas ringtone and it’s said that it’s was gonna quit because Another app was playing when I had all of my pages closed so idk it was a good app
no
by lip bit on 2021/11/18 15:14
my weener hard bruh
Deleted all my files
by ThatTrashyTrashGirl on 2021/11/18 03:43
What the title says. One day I opened up the app and everything id been working on was gone. Garageband please give me my 50+ tracks back please please plsa
Fix the importing files issue to expand ur brand
by maddy12333000 on 2021/11/18 03:43
Please fix the importing files issue because I want to use instrumental but even when I turn it to a wav file it doesn’t work I don’t know what apple did with the new update it was fine before.
Eh
by 1112320 on 2021/11/18 03:18
This app is making me pay for it, isn’t it supposed to be free??
Can i?
by EDWSUASER on 2021/11/17 20:58
Can i use it to create own personal music for podcast or events??
Recents is lagged
by jays revew on 2021/11/17 20:42
I’m giving a two star because once you get to garage recents there is know whay to leave it
GARAGE BAND DOESNT WORK WITH NEW UPDATE
by hkbeaut on 2021/11/17 02:10
garage band NOT AVAILABLE it’s not working on the 7 plus anymore after update don’t update your phone !! please fix this
GarageBand won’t reinstall on my iPad.
by EMBurke on 2021/11/16 23:00
So, this isn’t a review. I’ve always enjoyed using GarageBand and like having access to it on my iPad. It’s been a few weeks or so since I’ve used it and it needs to be reinstalled. When I try to i get the message “Unable to Install GarageBand. Please try again later.” Except there really isn’t a later for this, just the same message. What can I do to get it reinstalled and functioning?
Okey this bug needs to be fixed, atleast anytime before December.
by erererererereeeeeerrrr on 2021/11/16 21:23
This buggy shanker has two side effects, blank screen, and no music playing. Please fix this if you can, unless you want people to rip out your spines.
Welll
by old noname on 2021/11/16 20:42
They ruin this by making it so confusing it was totally perfect but they change it every single month
Ok umm where to start
by DaveCrave on 2021/11/16 18:03
The only reason why I give this app a 4/5 stars is because most of the time when you make a beat or song or something the quality kind of lacks luster and also when you might read an instrument name you’re like this might be everything I need but it doesn’t sound quite right..can’t put a finger to it but I know well known artists use this app as a starter and it’s pretty much good for those purposes. I would suggest being able to adjust the tempo on the fly as well with just a button that allows an add on instead having to do this fix I found on YouTube but I still can’t actually do it but I’ll figure it out. I think in general should be more short cuts and more buttons and sounds to be brought to this app because you could really benefit from that..I mean just make the buttons smaller for the drums at-least and make it more compact. Also I don’t know if this is just an update thing but I can’t upload and share to Instagram. I have a X Max so I think it should be possible to do it I’m not necessarily sure though. Also if there were more voice settings I would be more happy with the app and if the crush setting didn’t sound so 8 bit it would be nicer on songs and stuff. Higher quality option would be appreciated as well.
Terrific App
by ssito341 on 2021/11/16 12:06
This is one of the most user friendly and useful apps for the beginner to intermediate musician. If you want to layer multiple instruments and vocals with some editing capabilities, nothing is easier than this app.
frick
by YEEEEEEET KID21 on 2021/11/15 20:01
WHY THE FRICK DID YOU CHANGE IT TO IOS 15 OR LATER. I HAD A BUNCH OF GOOD SONGS AND NOW I LOST ALL OF THEM BECAUSE OF THAT.
Sounds
by Savageboi10 on 2021/11/15 06:26
Microphone update please. My voice keeps going in and out like a wave I’m using the apple headphones.
Ringtones
by daveDaCoder on 2021/11/15 00:16
I just give this app 5/5 cuz u add ringtones thru here 👌🏼 … das all ^_^
it’s alright
by TOCA BOCA FOR LIFEE on 2021/11/14 21:52
it’s good and i like to make my own ringtones but…it takes up so much storage. thanks that’s it bye
Nice
by urmsije on 2021/11/14 20:09
Overall the app is pretty good, I lost a recording that should’ve saved.
Ringtone
by Loko boo on 2021/11/14 17:54
Well I’m trying to create my new ringtones by favorite Nigerian artists Tiwa Savage it won’t work.
Love the app but
by luck luck94 on 2021/11/14 10:08
It’ll be coo if y’all would add sound kits and different producers monthly instead of having us wait this long… Also, you guys should let loops that are outside of GarageBand be able to be edited.
GREAT APP
by naastyy283m on 2021/11/14 03:05
Is so good at recording, but needs for android
Garage band
by MaineMan317 on 2021/11/14 01:15
I love to sing and it lets me do that and I tried other apps but this is the best so you can get it on anything lower than iPhone 7 I use it on my iPhone 13 is amazing I would never think of anything else to use because it’s so perfect for singing and music it’s really good you should definitely get it if you love to sing and stuff
Good
by miles predmore on 2021/11/13 18:46
It is super easy and fun
Guitar Update!
by Trooper5353 on 2021/11/13 15:15
This is an amazing free app for making music. I do have a few suggestions for making a good app into a great app. First, the interface can be confusing to new users, so why not add some kind of tutorial for new people? It would definitely help people learn all the features and what they do. Second, can we please have a guitar update? We only get the choice between 4 guitars, and the frets are also limited. You also can’t add effects like pick slides, whammy bars, etc. It would also be really cool to add some kind of built in amp feature. It would give us a custom sound for our GarageBand guitars. Thanks!
Just make support for iOS 11.35
by Jesslykosky on 2021/11/13 02:26
Just make support for iOS 11.35
Amazing
by BrieTiana on 2021/11/13 01:46
I downloaded a singing app but I wanted an app where you can play instruments and sing your voice; and this is just the app I need; right now I’m creating an ambient song and it’s going to come out perfectly with this wonderful app or you can use instruments; thank you developers for making this app so inspiring and energizing; this can work when I’m bored; this app is now at my fingertips; really fine thank you
A Small Limit For Instruments
by Afsgdgsgs on 2021/11/13 01:42
I love using GarageBand but I need lots of instruments to make a full song Please make a bigger limit
Fantastic!
by haiibakabestie😭7272 on 2021/11/12 20:26
Really good but the GB.. my iphone 13 battery: 📉📈📉📈📉📈
Midi Export Support
by PerfectBloo on 2021/11/12 12:41
Great app just please add midi export
Need to create a full track list
by PUZZYMONSTA on 2021/11/11 23:00
I like garage band and it’s a lot of fun but it would be nice to have the ability to create a track list where I could make five songs and listen to them track for track like a real album when I am done. That way I could have a real listening session with my comrades.
!
by wityothatstuff on 2021/11/11 20:55
TAKES UP WAY TOO MUCH STORAGE
midi exporting
by mikesisnnn on 2021/11/11 18:10
garageband is awesome and i love to mess around with it a little to come up with ideas that i will use in my main daw. its really nice, the problem i have is that just today a friend of mine asked me to send him a midi of one of my songs i made sometime ago because he wanted to remix it. i said ok but im not at home a lot of the time and i decides to remake it in garageband and send him the midi, but im not sure there is a way to export midi in garageband (specifically ios because on mac i can) if this feature can be implemented soon it would really help
Recordings not downloading
by look oWo on 2021/11/09 05:12
I have tried going into songs and being forced to wait long periods of time for my recording to simply not open I don’t know what’s going on but I cannot do anything with any of my old recordings now
OMG oh my gosh version
by Warrior Kid 645890123456 on 2021/11/09 02:37
Amazing Jesus is proud of this app it is amazing but not as amazing as Jesus
Not Much Variety and Too Much Storage
by MegaMan461 on 2021/11/09 01:30
Don’t get me wrong this is a great app but it is almost 2MB out of my phone just to make music. Plus, their is barely any options (piano, drums, etc.) and they don’t have much variety. The music options they give you are also semi unrealistic with the sounds. I would think this is amazing for starters but only for a couple hours. It just gets boring and bland after a while for starters and they just move on. Of their were more work put in and less storage space then this would easily be a 5/5 but I think that the team can work on bigger and better things.
I loved this app then...
by I deliver rhymes on 2021/11/09 01:04
It offloaded on its own AND won’t let me open it. My iOS is not going to be updated to make it compatible. That’s messed up. I just used it last night no problem. Smh Apple.
It's good but I want the sound store
by it just needs the suond store on 2021/11/08 20:43
Can you update the old version on the iPad model A1458
funni piano go brrrr
by rozy16 on 2021/11/08 05:33
This is honestly a great app.
by Missmonaco9 on 2021/11/08 04:16
FNF here I come
:/
by MACKSBOOKisintheAIR on 2021/11/07 21:55
The only and biggest reason i hate GarageBand (hate is a strong word but its the best description of my feelings) despite the many weird sounds and total mess of loops not being able to find the right tone or mood of loop one is looking for because loops are named by wired names instead of ballad, pop, jazz like in what kind of music the whatever loop is most soothed for. So, what i was saying... yes, i hate it because you can not share the song as a midi even though i have only midi notes and not audio loops in it. For example i wrote a song just on piano and want to send it to a daw and work on in on the computer and guess what?! The all mighty GarageBand so called the best "daw" on iOS can not do that...... there is no point in having such a heavy app on your device if the sounds are wired and the loops are unorganized. For me this app turned into a calculator for kids. This app is not powerful enough to have a song completely made on any iPad or iPhone and to not be able to sketch a tone on it?! Its just a waste of memory.
The way I like it!
by CruelClaws on 2021/11/07 15:43
I feel like I wanted to see all kinds of instruments to find but the only one of my life was…GarageBand!😁
There is a bug.
by Old Man Mu on 2021/11/07 09:55
When you create a new sound and tap the setting icon,the options menu will become more large. I find this bug on iphone 13 pro max.
Still Bluetooth Lag in 2021! Seriously!?
by Ashcon321 on 2021/11/07 02:26
Just upgraded to an iPhone 13 without a headphone jack only to find out there is noticeable Bluetooth lag using GarageBand. Removing the headphone jack has made Apple products more DIFFICULT for musicians. Seriously Apple, just bring back the headphone jack if your own Bluetooth headphones can’t compete with wired ones
Great! But a couple things…….
by N.PRRT on 2021/11/06 23:06
I love garage band. It’s nice and simple to use, and I feel pretty proud of some of the stuff I have created. I must say that some of it is hard to use, and had and although it’s easy to create, it’s more of the ideas that lack simplicity. Although the software is easy to use, I find it difficult to easily get my ideas into garage band. Also, where are the woodwinds? The brass? I have yet to seen a saxophone, trumpet or anything like that. But I love it overall.
Please read
by frank the titan on 2021/11/06 20:05
The game is decent but one problem, please fix how everything plays at the same time when you record, it makes me scream.
great app, some limitations
by uwasotemperate on 2021/11/06 19:55
this app is amazing, and i would absolutely rate it 5 star, except for a few problems i have with the app. i used to think this app was super limited. then i got better at using the app, and things opened up. but then i hit another wall, which was real this time: effect manipulation. i have an audio unit extension that adds vibrato to the instrument, and i use it often with the arcade synth and string instruments. but sometimes i want some notes to be vibrato, and others not to be, and sometimes i want different amounts if vibrato for different notes. (fl studio allows you to do this, as far as i am aware.) on many occasions, ive wished that there was a vibrato slider, similar to the velocity slider, that could be manually altered for each independent note. but there is something ive thought of that could be better: if there is an audio unit extension, it would be cool if you could choose specific values that would show up in editing like a slider. im not sure if this is possible, but it would solve almost all of my issues with this product: i could have independent vibrato or if i have a reverb aue, i could even have the lower notes have reverb and the higher notes have no reverb. there are some workarounds to this currently. i usually have 3 separate instruments when using vibrato: one with none, one with weak vibrato, and one with strong vibrato. but this is difficult and tedious to edit, and there should be a way to fix it. my only other problem, which isnt even that major, is that i wish there was a way to slide your notes. some instruments let you slide by overlapping the notes, but it isnt quite the same. it would be awesome if you could separate a note into two parts and drag the second part higher or lower, so that the note raises or lowers to the pitch of the second half, without stopping. this is effectively done in boombox (at least i think thats what its called, its been a while since i used it, its essentially an online music maker where you can export the midi files). other than these two things, everything in garageband is very well done. there is a wide variety of instruments, and you can tune the sound precisely to fit your exact purposes, and the edit view is intuitive and easy to use. this app is, all-in-all, very high quality and i appreciate the effort your team has put into it.
This is soooo amazing 🥰
by hkjbgkm on 2021/11/06 16:59
You could literally make your own ringtones without Apple Music because it cost money like some of the music is like 20.00 is doesn’t make sense but when you use gargeband its so easy
Great app but if…
by Nima ZH on 2021/11/06 10:48
as a producer , i need to say add and check these options to become #1 through every music producation software,actuay i worked with many software even Fl , cubase, ableton and more , but this app is very useful than the others, its platform is very simple and has many future, but there’s some bugs and shortage , this app needs: 1. more effects 2. more plug-ins to track setting 3. more industrial instruments loops (green one) to user can edit their note in many instrumentals 4. more performance when the project takes many track and going heavy 5. automation option has many bugs 6. auto drum has many bugs 7. when u goes for exporting, the audio of final song has many different with the project one ! and many other things that i can’t found them well yet! and needs to take more time to say ! thank you for everything apple :)
WOW
by its gamer squad on 2021/11/06 03:22
To be honest garage band is very fun and you can make music any where any time! And it’s entertaining so if your bored you should play this!
Help!
by A gaming unicorn on 2021/11/06 01:16
So I wanted to make a custom ringtone for myself and when I added the audio files to the little section where the files you used sit it was all grey and it wouldn’t even work! Please help
eh
by bill.i.an on 2021/11/06 00:54
it’s ok
I love this so much
by kitty_kitty2010 on 2021/11/05 04:53
Hi
I like this app, but...
by pogchamp omegalul pogchamp on 2021/11/05 00:47
I BEG OF YOU, ADD A STEEL DRUM TOUCH INSTRUMENT/KEYBOARD (you can do either one of them or both, it's ok)... please?
It’s totally GREAT
by TMINION2013 on 2021/11/04 22:42
Awesome
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
Please add Triplet grid and Odd time signatures
by ChinChinChan on 2021/08/21 14:28
I use this app to pass the time when I’m bored and I gotta say… I don’t think another free app exists that is as good or robust as this one. The keyboard patches can get dry at times but the audio recorder function is top notch. There are tons of drum patches but the “acoustic” drum patches sound absolutely terrible unless you put some work into them. I guess that is pretty normal on professional DAWS on your computer but I use this app to pass the time and really don’t want to spend 15 min trying to get my drums to sound like drums. Another downside I see is that the 4/4 grid is the only grid truly fleshed out in the app. If you switch to 3/4 or 6/8 (the only other options that exist at the moment) the app starts to have issues. If you try to paint notes on the grid it doesn’t quite land where you press and the grid goes directly from quarter notes to 32nd notes. And there is no triplet grid for any time signature. You just have to move notes around to where you think they might fall. Also, I wish there were more options for the time signatures themselves. I think on the computer you can just type in any subdivision you want and it creates a grid for you. But, all-in-all a great free app if not the greatest of free apps for the musically curious types.
I want to use wind instruments, but they’re not there!
by YourLittleSylveon on 2019/07/10 17:55
I’m a beginner music maker, and I’ve been playing in a school band for a lot of my life, so I grew up loving wind instruments like flute, trumpets, etc. but as of July 10, 2019, there doesn’t seem to be an option to get them. I searched for extensions to add to GarageBand so that I may use the more traditional instruments, but I couldn’t find anything. All I have is the computerized digital percussion, some strings I don’t know how to use (yet), and a piano which I’m unable to really use because on my phone screen, the accents and attacks on the instrument are very spontaneous and annoying. It’s a good app, don’t get me wrong, but no matter where I look, I can’t find any instruments I know what to do with in a composition (i.e. wind instruments). There also doesn’t seem to really be a good way of making music box music in it no matter how hard I try (I try using the Sweet Bells on the piano setting, but even after messing with the sound settings it still doesn’t feel right). The reason I point these things out is because I want to create more traditional or fantasy-based music. It would be nice to be able to create some ethereal music without struggling to find the instruments. Other than that, the app is wonderful and intuitive. I intend to keep using it, just so long as I have access to wind instruments and hopefully a music box-like instrument. Thank you for your time!
Needs to be solved
by AJ_money maker on 2019/01/21 12:30
So I have been using this app since the iPhone 5s. And I have a major complaint it is a major book for those who are using voiceover with GarageBand. It’s a book Apple needs to take care of. I am a voiceover user myself and I have been having this issue. Whenever you would like to add compression, change your EQ, add reverb, or echo, or any really cool affect like reversing the track, changing the speed so if you were trying to make those rap style high hats, or adding other great effects. Garage band will not let you, as soon as you close out of your mixer it erases all of the things you’ve done. Matter of fact it doesn’t even add DFX it’s like you never even added them. I have been dealing with this bug, since I started using this app I have never been able to successfully add any of those amazing plug-ins garage band will not even change the sound of your recording, as soon as you go and increase or decrease the amount of compression reverb or like I said any of the other affects, and you close out of the mixer and prepped play to hear your track it doesn’t add them, then you go back to your mixer and look at it and see they’re all back down to 0% Apple please please fix this issue, recordings with sound so much better when you can actually affect the sound. This bug has been going on long enough. On behalf of me and other voiceover users a like please fix this issue
Recording Sections Limit Usefulness
by zipperbug on 2020/08/28 18:46
I was told GarageBand is a great free Apple app that’s easy to use to start recording my podcast. Free, easy to use, Apple app, yes, but not that great for podcast recording. When I set out to try out the various features offered like adjustable line-in mic, monitor, and noise gate along with pitch controls and such I was very excited. The letdown came when I was ready for my first take. I wanted to make sure I could "spit my truth" for my full 15 minutes of fame. Now, I’m not a musician so I don’t think in terms of tempo, bars, sections, and time signatures. Unfortunately, GarageBand only allows 26 sections at 8 bars each, and adjusting tempo and time signature was no help at all. After ~4 minutes of recording I realized I had used almost 12 sections which gives me a maximum recording time of 10 minutes. Now I’m sure that’s phenomenal for musicians nailing down a riff, bridge, solo, chorus, or massive vocal track, and I’m not foolish enough to think that this app isn’t specifically designed for musicians. Yet, I still think there’s a slight loss of functionality, and opportunity to expand GarageBand’s reach by not allowing unlimited recording and the addition of a timer or stopwatch for those who are not adept at music’s timing system. Voice actors, storytellers, life coaches, podcasters, etc. could all benefit from the simplicity and functionality of the GarageBand app with a few simple tweaks.
Ok I have some problems.
by rektandreas on 2020/06/20 14:46
By: —————— So I think this app is pretty good but when it comes to making your own stuff there is a bad bad problem. I have no problem with creating stuff already made but today me and my mom wanted to create our own song on it and I used a lot of the loops. And then finally when I was about to hit record button, THE APP TOOK ME OUT OF IT AND I LOST ALL OF MY PROGRESS. (It crashed) It took me almost an hour just to get some of it done. And now all of the progress is gone and I really think that you need to fix that because if that’s gonna happen to every single time you make a new song by yourself that’s not created all ready, then you’re gonna have a lot of people saying the same thing. Maybe you can fix that bug in another update! Please do it because I am very mad at the game and I don’t want that to happen ever again. Overall i give it a three-star because the app allows you to still create songs that great so I gave you five stars for that but then I’m like im about I create my own song and then that happened so that’s why I took away 2 stars. But I still hope that you guys can make GarageBand way better than it is right now but I don’t mean that in a bad way because I already said that I like it I just don’t like it too much because it crashed. so please fix that because I don’t want this app to be on my bad app list for the rest of my life.
Dear Apple:
by punch1252 on 2021/07/12 00:28
I love this app so much. I am not a professional music designer and I would be lying if I said I was, so this app works great for my intents and purposes, but I think there are a few missing features that could very well revolutionize GarageBand music designing: 1. Exporting iPad/I OS GarageBand files to Music. PLEASE PRIORITIZE THIS FEATURE This is already a thing on OSX (MacOS), but I would like to be able to export my GarageBand files to Music without many disappointing attempts at back doors and bypasses. 2. Add pitch correction for ALL blue audio samples/recordings. One of the problems is that if I record audio, then I can use Settings -> Follow Tempo & Pitch -> Semitones +|-, but with imported audio (not just from the sound library) I rarely am able to. 3. Sound pack request. This is a simple request for some new sounds. There are many times when I feel as though the “other” category should be renamed. Often times I find myself attempting to substitute an accordion with the Toy Melodica, or a saxophone with a clarinet and oboe/bassoon. I think the pack(s) should include: Almost the entire family of woodwinds The entire brass family A few more world instruments I hope you read this and will take these into consideration, and I REALLY appreciate the royalty free sounds.
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!!!
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.
Almost perfect
by The child indoors on 2019/06/07 22:17
Ok so I’ve been using GarageBand seriously for 3 years. And I’ve enjoyed making beats on it. I truly have. I think it just needs a little bit of adjustment. One thing I request is to add in a saxophone sound. I’ve been trying to make a chill beat with a saxophone in it and I’m not gonna buy a saxophone for this one beat. Another thing is to have tuned drum kits. For example, in the FL studio you can use a hi-hat sound, but it on a piano roll, and make a cool effect where if you make a quick chromatic sequence, it has a cool ascending hi-hat sound. I have one last request. Auto-tune. Now you don’t have to, but it would be a cool little feature to have on GarageBand. Like say I were to record me singing one note, say middle C. I would like for that note to change into other notes. Like if I recorded myself singing the note C, and the word “office”, and both syllables were on beat, each syllable could be different notes, or to make it more complicated, divide the syllables by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes and so on and so fourth. Ok that got complicated. I just wanted to get the specifics about a possible new auto-tune feature. But so far the app is great I just request those three things. Have a great day!
I don't get it
by OkieWolf on 2019/02/02 00:25
GarageBand is good in some ways, not good in others, and completely ridiculous in others. It's good about keeping everything in sync, easy to create tracks, easy to mix down, and simple to use. But some things in GarageBand makes you scratch your head as to what they were thinking. One of the biggest ridiculous things I've found is dealing with segmented tracks. In song creation it's often necessary to create segmented tracks....add a part here....then another part further down the timeline within the same track. It's also beneficial to then be able to merge some of the segments into one so that you're only dealing with one item rather than several. 6his can be done easily with drum tracks (colored yellow) and touch instruments (colored green). However, recorded tracks such as vocals or plugged instruments or anything recorded (colored blue) CANNOT merge segments together. Why? I have no idea and neither does Apple support. There's no logical reason why you can't do this for recorded tracks. All tracks are waveforms. A waveform is a waveform. It doesn't matter how GarageBand categorizes it. It's still just a waveform. Drum loops are waveforms and segments can be merged. Touch instruments are waveforms and segments can be merged. Recorded tracks are waveforms but CANNOT be merged. Completely ridiculous.
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!
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.
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.
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???
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.
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.
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. 🙂
I would love to give this app 5 stars.
by Finesse P. on 2021/08/12 16:48
For what it’s worth, I’m a new app user, and new to the workings of production in general. I find that from what I know, GarageBand runs pretty smoothly. I REALLY love some of the synths, and tbh, before I started using GarageBand, I didn’t really have much of a trajectory in life. I used GarageBand for a few months, and suddenly(and this was just for a moment), I realized that MAKING music out of pure love and appreciation for the art of it, the SOUND of it, was exactly what I wanted to do with my life, for the REST OF MY LIFE. I don’t know if I’m supposed to give the app all the credit or not but, I DO think they were the catalyst for something amazing to shift inside myself. Not to get off topic though, I DO love the app. I don’t however have access to uploading to SoundCloud for some reason , but maybe this is happening to everyone?? I hope someone sees this and can help but even if they can’t, I am VERY happy for the self discovery I was able to make with this app, and for some for some of the pieces I was able to create, even if I can’t yet upload it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP!!
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
by AngelaPaulson on 2018/04/19 03:37
As a blind musician, I want to say, this is by far the best app I’ve tried, and the most accessible. It’s very screen reader friendly, and works very well with apple’s built in screen reader, voiceover. However, there is something that I really think would make the experience better. When I customize the chords, for example, if I want a major 7th chord, when auto play is turned off, it plays the chord just fine, and it sounds exactly like a major 7th chord. When auto play is turned on, however, it only plays a major chord. It does not play the notes to make the major 7th chord. I’ve also noticed this in minor 7th chords. It will just play a regular minor chord in auto play. And it also doesn’t play 9th chords. Pretty much the custom chords have no auto plays that play the notes of the custom chord. Auto play only plays the basic major and minor chords respectively. I would really like to see an update that auto play will make the changes to custom chords. Other than that, very good, and I enjoy using it.
Some Suggestions?
by —• B •— on 2017/10/14 19:26
Hello! I’ve been a fan of GarageBand for a long time now- back before the Alchemy Synth and the orchestral instruments were added. It’s been great making music, whether it’s covers of songs or my own creations, but I do have a few things to suggest. Key changes and tempo changes. When you’re working on a song, there are times when you realize, “Dang. This needs a cool change!” Here’s what I’m thinking: When you duplicate/add parts or edit them, there’s a switch for key/tempo changes. When you turn them on, the app will ask what key you want to change it to, or the tempo screen will pop up and say, “What tempo will your song be?” or something. 😂 Ukulele. Please. People may‘ve been asking for this already, but please, please add this in! It’s a cute sounding instrument and for those of us who don’t own one but want to use one in our music, who better to ask than the GarageBand team? Otherwise, it’s a great app, and I love using it. I haven’t experienced any bugs so far, and I’m happy I haven’t! Keep doing what you’re doing, guys! ❤️ Peace out! ✌🏻
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.
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!
It is SO detailed
by Sarge23060 on 2018/08/27 12:45
So, all of the worse reviews are 100% because the users didn’t try hard enough or put in enough time on this app, because I’m not saying it easy for a beginner to use all of the complex features on this app. People who complained that they got discouraged when they couldn’t figure out the app, just keep trying, because there is honestly NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO with this amazing app. One motive for this review is that I felt bad for GarageBand getting beat down by all the bad reviews of people saying that it was bad because it was too hard or they just hadn’t figured it out yet. (no offense to those people) GarageBand is truly one of if not the best mobile music maker apps out there, you just have to put in the actual time and effort to unlock a world of musical possibilities. My only problem, and this started happening very very recently, is that now my device crashes whenever I try to open it up, but its no big deal because I’m sure that it’s just a problem with my device, and if not, it will be fixed soon. 😄😄
NEEDS SERIOUS BUG FIXES
by Hohokitten on 2018/04/29 08:00
Okay the program works great, but once you add some FX, get ready for rage quit. The program will take at least four bars to get in time and in Tune for some weird reason and it’s quite annoying when you can’t get an idea out because the program is having ridiculous issues. On top of that, there has been multiple times where the program won’t even launch, and when it does all of my data isn’t there. It seems to be a serious hassle when your data isn’t there and you got to reset your iPad and reload the program 100 times before you can even enjoy yourself. I have even downloaded this programs most recent update along with my software update and these problems are still here. As far as I am concerned you people are lucky this program is cheap and is easy to work with when the issues are not present. As of right now, I wouldn’t even give this program a star for the problems that come along with it. And when the problems are fixed, I’d give it six.
Awesome app!
by DesertEagle252 on 2017/11/08 03:27
GarageBand has become my best friend. I have been using it for about a year and a half now and have made over 100 songs on it. It is perfect for anyone who has a curiosity about making music. It is so easy to pick up and start using, and the learning curve is nice and progressive. To this day, I’m still learning new things about it! Such a little app contains so much power to create music of one’s own; it is truly second to none. The only reason it didn’t get its fourth star is because of bugs I’ve had to work around and one bad one that prompted this review. I recently had a bug pop up that would crash the app before it even opened. I couldn’t use it at all. I had to delete and reinstall the app and when I did, all of my songs were lost, even though they were saved in iCloud. There have also been other bugs that I had to work around in the past (most of which got fixed in the recent update), including reverse recordings not working and the recordings sounding way different than the loops they were recorded from. I do recommend this app to anyone wishing to start up in music, but beware of the bugs.
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.
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!
Minor Problems
by P3t3r129 on 2019/12/08 08:12
Although it’s a really great app for beginners, there are some really weird problems. Sometimes, when you play the song the audio just went crazy and play this really piercing, loud noise and if you’re turning the volume up for whatever reasons (for example, mixing with headroom), it’s just...CRAZY LOUD. You’ll also have to add features like, curve automations, automations for the FX, more frequently-used samples, automations for multiple knobs on a preset, more slots for plugins. Another problem is when you’re playing chords, sometimes one or two of the notes just mute itself and it sounds incomplete and really thin, there must be some technical issues because I’m sure I didn’t mute the note myself somehow and it’s supposed to play all of the notes at once. I also hate that the FX is applying to all of the instruments, rather than having an FX tab for each of them. And please add a sidechain plugin, it’s such a prominent, important effect in any popular songs recently, and editing automations is tiring.
Surprisingly great
by elliot.harper.90 on 2018/04/08 18:17
GarageBand is one of those music softwares that gets backlash because it’s “not professional” or because it’s “on a phone”. However, a quick look at all the new effects and instruments Apple has added to the newest version of the iOS GarageBand will nullify those criticisms. I have used GarageBand on my iPad and phone for three years now, and I have produced very good sounding music with it. Its pre-made synths are easy to play with and manipulate to the producer’s liking. If you are not content with your technical skills or musical connaissance, then Apple offers hundreds of loops, from beautiful synth chord progressions to distorted rock drum kits, that you can chop up and use in your songs. It is hard to see any flaw with the newest GarageBand. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in dipping their toes into production. And if music-making isn’t your goal for your future career, the app is still loads of fun and a good way to unload creativity and boost your imagination. Strong 5/5 for this app!
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!
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 )
GarageBand For iOS Is Awesome! However, A Few Features Need To Be Added.
by Calebo 85 on 2020/06/19 00:49
I’ve been using GarageBand for iOS to produce my songs for a while, and it’s been absolutely perfect for my needs and workflow. The Alchemy Synth is amazing, and I love how you can customize the presets to your liking. I like the stock piano. While not the best piano out there, it is certainly great for those people who cannot afford a more expensive third party piano plugin. I am constantly amazed by how professional sounding you can get your mix to be even though it is a free, mobile app. I’ve had people say that my songs produced with GarageBand for iOS sound professional, and I love that I can make that kind of song using this amazing, free tool. However, despite how I love this app, there are a few features which I wish were added. For example, automation of effects would be great to have. Despite this, I can still use GarageBand, as it is b amazing tool. Props to Apple, you really did it good, as you guys always do!
Awesome functionality - want more capability
by Joelfarris on 2019/04/26 20:40
This app is a great pocket version of GarageBand for Mac, and I especially love how what you create on here can interface with LogicPro X. My major complaint with this app is that I can’t adjust volume of individual tracks within the context of the track. All you can do is set the volume for the entire track. If I could fade or isolate individual portions of the track, I would have so much more capability! I use this app most often to import and cut music for show numbers, and the ability to cross fade tracks would be huge. Also, it would be super great if the time of the track could be seen as well as the measure numbers. Difficult to know how long a section is! Lastly, could we please make it so that I can share songs DIRECTLY into iTunes right on my phone or iPad instead of putting them in “File Sharing”..? This means you have to plug you phone into your computer and drop it into iTunes from there. I’d love for the entire capability to be onboard. Please make these adjustment and I’d be happy to give this app 5 stars!
So Close, And Yet So Far (For Professionals, Anyway)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
GarageBand is awesome, especially for a free app. However, it’s missing a couple critical components: First, it NEEDS FULL MIDI CONTROL. All buttons and parameters need to be MIDI mapable. The iPad is such a great tool for live performance (way more potential possibility than a laptop), but until Apple makes GarageBand a little more hardware-friendly, the laptop will continue to win. Second, the looper is dope but again needs to be MIDI controllable (so you could record and play loops with a MIDI foot pedal for example), have easier access to mute and solo functions per track, and the ability to optionally have audio effects tails continue after a loop or track is muted. Also, a MIDI clock visualizer so you can easily tell what beat you’re on before the first loop starts would be extremely helpful for those who don’t want the audience hearing a metronome click. More loop/pad playback options would be great too. There’s more to be done, but these are a couple key places that need improvement.
Love it. I have a few critiques
by evilmonkeyinchrisescloset on 2017/11/24 21:46
I’ve been using GarageBand for about seven years and I love it. The biggest problem right now is that with the new iOS update GarageBand force closes immediately every time. I’ve tried turning off iCloud for it in settings like Apple suggested to no avail. Other than that some things that I would love to see (and others from what I’ve read in the reviews) include: 1. Allowing key and tempo changes in the song. When you click a section one of the options could next to “join, delete, split ex.” Could be key change and tempo change. 2. More user friendly ways to mix and master songs. It CAN be done with the current version, however it does require a plethora of steps to accomplish. Instead of controlling the EQ for each track as a whole at least let us control each section of a track. That would be incredibly helpful. 3. The map for each note being played is INCREDIBLE, I would like to see the same map for vocals in order to fix slightly off pitch vocals without the Auto-Tune sound. 4. More types of guitars and a more realistic sounding acoustic guitar. Overall I love the huge strides that the developers of this app have made over the years from the ever growing sample library for beginners to being able to legitimately write your music in the note grid. I would love to see these in a future update, as well as getting the crashing issue resolved so we can continue using our favorite music production app.
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
iOS 11 Bug makes GarageBand TAP OUT -R.I.P
by Asterplax on 2017/10/10 08:19
Anyone with iOS 11 will NOT be able to use this app until they fix this bullpiss. Absolutely frustrating to say the least. Such a great app, or so I thought because to have not anybody around to protect such an investment must mean it’s not only a low priority concern, it means they have almost no concern for low priority apps. Updates come just like iOS 11 and apps constantly must adjust ect. But for THE company itself to have produced the error without any follow up or even remark of it is just lame. I mean at the end of the day they have the 5$ it seems at this point, I may as well have just thrown away. What is it that that is worth between the clergy and customer if there isn’t that follow up of assurance? Of Insurance! How one day even big companies like apple will rue the day of -Just- when even as far up as they’ve gone can only mean the longer the fall back down to earth back to reality to a day when they may face people at the bottom. We are waiting. Please just fix the app <\3 (1 Star until the app is something anyone on iOS 11 may actually use again.. would give it 0 until so if I could. Other then that it’s an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G app.. or WAS.)
Great app but some suggestions
by Murf Music on 2017/08/30 20:50
The app is great, and I can use it to write songs with a wide variety of instruments. There are some thing I think could be improved. When working on songs that are longer or more complex, the song "optimizes performance" which can take quite a long time, and happens often on some songs. I also think that the drum sounds could be better, and mote cymbals and drums would be nice. It would also be good if there was a disk scratching instrument, separate from the one in FX, where you could actually have rhythms and control the volume of the turntables. I think that a better metal guitar tone would also be good to have, and notes on that guitar could go lower than they can now. And as always I would like to see more sounds in the keyboards (like a harpsichord) and all of the other instruments, as well as possibly some more instruments. Overall good app but I think these things should be added.
Great App And Perfect For Music Making
by GoldenBirdPlays_YT on 2020/06/15 16:23
Hello, GarageBand Is A Very Good App. With very great music loops and virtual music instruments. They make creating music very easy on here that other bad music softwares like, FL Studio, esc. The Great Thing about GarageBand is it’s free and FL Studio isn’t if vice viscera I will be writing a review for fl studio right now. When I Just wake up and see a app that stands out of all the other apps that is GarageBand. Nothings wrong about it since it’s one of Apple’s greatest apps. At first glance I thought this app was trash but I downloaded it and I got from 1 star to 100 stars! Everyone who uses a apple device should download this. No matter what version you’re using, it’s still the best app. I downloading this right now while I’m typing this. When there is apps also take up so much storage I know it’s gonna be worth it. This is only MY opinion. Other people could not like it. But this app is good in many ways.
Ideas for iPadOS update
by SynthJockey748 on 2019/06/16 17:21
I have noticed that when there is a major update for iOS, GarageBand for iOS is updated as well. Before iPadOS comes out, I do have a few ideas that may be helpful (and I really support) for any major update to GarageBand. A. Please add to the Chillwave loop pack. I love the loops that you guys have there, though there are too little. Also consider adding some bass loops as well. And, of course, new drum kits (preferably electronic) and synthesizers. B. I really do suggest expanding your selection of wind instruments. It would be great if you guys added trombones, tubas, bass clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, etc., because they are just as important as French horn and flute and whatnot. C. Lastly, please make the interface more user-friendly. I can hardly double-tap a loop or instrument to get access to its settings without it taking me to the recording screen. The knobs are also very difficult to adjust. Thanks for your support, the app is wonderful for splicing loops and stuff but I do believe that these suggestions I put out are quite important.
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
A few things you could add
by stysjejvsiejdbdjcowlqpap on 2019/01/25 03:54
Ok so this is like the greatest music making app and it’s free, as well as the sound packs. Groovebox and noise are also apps I tried and they also have sound packs, a few are free but the rest cost money so I LOVE that all the packs on GarageBand are free. I do also have a few suggestions to add to the app though 1. Alternate tunings for guitar and bass. I think that the presets are fine for guitar and bass but I think that there should be alternate tunings, like drop D, drop C, and standard E flat, as well as standard D tuning. For the last two tunings you can use a vocal transformer to shift it down 1 or 2 semitones but it would be a lot easier to just switch between tunings 2. A woodwind touch instrument Ok so I don’t know what this would look like but I think we need this touch instrument. Maybe instruments like what we have in the keyboard, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe, but we could also add instruments like recorder, Irish whistle, and Dizi. 3. Brass touch instrument So like woodwind we need the instrument in the keyboard, like the French horn, but we only have the, “Brass ensemble” I want touch instruments like, tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and euphonium. It would kinda look like the strings touch instrument where you can choose what instruments are playing. Well that’s all I can think of for now but if you could add those in, it would make my week!!
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GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Use the Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs created by some of the biggest producers in the world. 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 • 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 * 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.
Please optimize in background.
by Movies Please on 2021/11/29 20:44
Apple, paleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze make GarageBand optimize in the background. It takes forever to optimize, and it makes me forget some of my ideas because it takes so long.
Latest Version Improved
by Neumuzik on 2021/11/29 17:42
Occasionally has problems with rendering final audio mixes for export, but Apple continues to respond and improve this app.
Extremely SLOW
by DaWeavINC on 2021/11/29 15:39
Why even try using this app when it takes 5 MINUTES to render anything. And this app is the BIGGEST app storage HOG using over 1.5Gb. Uninstalled...
Very dope App to start off learning how to make beats.
by JB.Production on 2021/11/29 04:35
Really good app(DAW) for beginner and or professional producers to explore & grow in. Has a big variety of Great sounds & is very user friendly when it comes to the set up. I do however wish that I could change the tempo (Bpm)of a downloaded sample file without having to only be able to use the bpms already provided in the file.
AMAZIN ABSOLUTELY AMAZIN
by fortnitenames:kingtwopunchreg on 2021/11/29 01:34
This is GREAT it has to be one of my favorite apps for music.It is really easy to use and makes my music sound like I’m a pro and I’m only 12 years old.
🤷🏽‍♀️
by Noleimy 🦟 i dont exist on 2021/11/28 16:11
solo lo tengo pa los ringtones
Needs fixing
by GushersCock10 on 2021/11/28 05:27
You guys should add more plugins instead of the regular 4 it would help so much atleast 2 more please 🙏🏽EDIT: Probably made this a year ago or at least 10 months ago but SERIOUSLY we need ATLEAST one extra plugins spot. If you can, please do two more spots where we can add more plugins. The 4 we have already aren’t bad but it could elevate so much more if you could mix your tracks all in one project instead of duping and getting bad quality compared to what you were expecting.
One star
by Steffanie0205 on 2021/11/28 01:01
I’m giving one star because it doesn’t work. It did a couple months ago when I first started playing around with it, however it does not work anymore.
This is a amazing app
by DW Music Editor on 2021/11/27 21:38
This is the best app I have ever used to make music. I have used this app for years and it keeps getting better and better. If I could ask something of the developers it’s a lot but if you could make a platform to share the music you make and have people rate it that would put the cherry on top of this amazing app. Thank you for your time you put into the development of this app.
Great music app but would like to see more guitar tunings🎸🎸
by jefnuehcurjcurjc on 2021/11/27 17:05
This is a great app for music and making music but I would like to see more tunings for guitar. I know there are some other ways to make it sound different but I want to see there be actual other tunings besides just the default tuning. Like Drop D, Drop C, Drop D flat etc. because it is really annoying that I can only play certain songs because there is only one tuning that I can use. Please add these options soon. 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸
GREAT FOR LAYING DOWN IDEAS
by undrlxrd on 2021/11/27 15:43
I no longer use GarageBand as my main DAW anymore ,but I do use GarageBand as a notepad where I just jot down ideas for a new song that I can edit and polish further when J get back to my computer at home. 10/10. Would GREATLY recommend!!!
fun
by hxhdhdhsgshdhdf on 2021/11/27 01:26
Well poop in da inde be busssin but gitur BUSINNNN
Review
by 00000005555566 on 2021/11/26 17:22
I can't download it...
More like garbageReviews deleted again
by 366$3/$3/- on 2021/11/26 17:13
This app is trash it doesn’t link to anything well and deletes ur Stuff at random BEWARE
Pretty good but one problem
by Catty Nanav🐱 on 2021/11/26 16:01
Ok. This app is really good. I can make music on it and it’s cool and stuff, but I just have 1 problem. Sometimes, when I press the share button on my song, it just - crashes. Luckily it’s saved and I can put it on Voice Memos and overall its very good just about the crash thing
ARE YOU SERIOUS, APPLE!??!!
by Bad virus on 2021/11/26 03:38
WHY DO YOU NEED IOS 15 TO PLAY THIS THING NOW? THERE'S NOTHING NEW ABOUT THIS! THIS IS A WORTHLESS UPDATE!!!
yea
by trinketio on 2021/11/26 00:07
decent app, i just hate that its 1.6 gigabytes
very good app but i have a suggestion
by fak_playah11 on 2021/11/25 20:01
i like the app i make alot of music on it and its very easy to use but i have a problem with audio Accessibility. you can change speed and pitch and reverse things but only on recorded audio. Any audio you import you cant really do anything but loop it and add volume. so if you could make it so you can have those settings for audio recordings and audio imports i would really appreciate it. overall though, amazing app, i totally recommend if your a beginner. even if your not its very good to use.
GarageBand malfunction
by psw5811 on 2021/11/25 13:57
Idk but I pretty much know what is going on here with this app. I offloaded it went back to put it back & it will not do anything it won't even download. It is still showing under my apps. Someone has been in my App Store & they love this app. My App Store is hacked but they are leaving no footprint to prove what I am saying but i will soon. I have someone checking into this for me as we speak. Wasn't cheap to hire these ppl but they said they would get to the bottom of this once & for all. Too many freeloaders n the internet stealing from others. They are lazy thieves.
So awesome I want updates!
by Shrek Gal on 2021/11/25 02:58
Ooh la la this is awesome!!! Here are the updates I really want… The tracks can now go up to infinity, so you can use as many tracks as you want without getting interuppted. More packs and remixes have been added, so you can jam with it all!
Amazing
by jth5ndka.z on 2021/11/24 22:52
It’s an amazing I mean amazing app you can make soooooooo much types of music and listen to the music packs which is so awesome I like everything about it and I recommend downloading it You better or I will find you! Jk
Sampling!!
by JACE TAYLOR GUFFEY on 2021/11/24 20:20
Great app but could really use a feature where i can map out a sample the same way you would on an mpc or just make sample packs on your own. I really want to get into sampling vinyl and chop it up using a midi pad.
Great App, but…
by Slackernomo32856 on 2021/11/24 00:36
I love this app and I have used it for my music needs for quite a while. The only feature I wish this had is a synth/keyboard sequencer. I love using external sequencers to run along with this, but I don’t always have access to one. Especially on the road or during impromptu jam sessions. I hope you consider adding this feature in the near future. Thank you!
I like the app, just a few complaints
by KillSimKaine on 2021/11/23 20:02
I have used this app for a while, and I really love it! However, I have noticed a few problems. When plotting the notes on the guitars, occasionally the notes will not play together, instead choosing one note that will play. Another thing is that the notes won’t play above the high E string
Would be great but too many bugs
by El sobriviviente on 2021/11/23 13:45
I love GarageBand but it’s astonishing that the files can’t be transferred and when I try to share it the app keeps crashing. Apple fix this please because it’s getting old real fast
Help
by THE PANDA QUEEN on 2021/11/23 13:44
It’s says interrupted by other app. How to fix????
Hard to use
by kennikat2014 on 2021/11/23 02:24
This app is very hard to use. I have been making music for a long time. You need to make more keyboard sounds, more beat people, a 808 bass , and a bass kick. Simple to make all I got to say is it’s very hard I’m sorry if it’s hard to do all that but please I need it.
bruh
by unique.unicorn on 2021/11/23 00:55
can y'all stop making people have the latest ios update for this stupid app to download. that's stupid it's gonna be the exact same whether your phone is updated or not. also stop taking forever to download that's ghetto.
I’m not understanding
by DesiCat 🐱 on 2021/11/22 20:27
I’m not sure if it’s my phone or the app, but it won’t let me enter the app without it crashing or not loading. I was really excited to get this app so I could use it to my advantage but it won’t even work, it could be a bug. Please fix it!!! Thank you
Problem
by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡ on 2021/11/22 14:29
I have never tried garageband but i have been trying to download it but when u download it whenever i go in it says that i have another app open thats interrupting the audio when i dont have any other apps open this is a big problem please fix it
Great app but…
by here is my reveiil on 2021/11/22 14:17
I used this for about three days just playing around with it and I log in and I can’t go into it because it said “Song cannot be loaded” and I found no way around
Hope
by momogotgame on 2021/11/22 05:20
Took forever to download
PLEASE READ Apple
by talentedkingtehe on 2021/11/22 02:38
I’ve been using this app for a long time now, and I’ve been using it on an iPad. I love it, but I do have ONE suggestion. - I’ve seen tutorials on YouTube from 2011 on GarageBand to share songs to the Apple Music app on iPad. But it doesn’t say that I can share it on my version in 2021. So I’m wondering if it’s available or not. If it’s available, could you tell me how to? If not, what do you think I could do without sending it to a MacBook or Mac? Otherwise, I would recommend this app for everyone. Thanks!!
Nuts in ma jaws
by hhhhsssddggg on 2021/11/22 02:01
Nuts in ma jaw
Good game
by ######$$$c$ on 2021/11/21 20:28
I like it.
trash
by schoologybad on 2021/11/21 04:19
trash
Love this app👍
by razorsharp97 on 2021/11/20 23:17
I have been playing this ever sense I was really little and it is a good thing to keep you occupied
Ringtones
by Anonymous 52101 on 2021/11/20 21:17
It is a bit hard to set custom ringtones
It’s OK
by 👋👱🏻‍♀️🤪👈🏻 on 2021/11/20 20:43
Sometimes it’s confusing but I kind a like it I don’t always use it for some reason.
Best
by sone506 on 2021/11/20 17:28
Best
Cool cool very cool very cool
by 4.6456 on 2021/11/20 03:38
Green
Good
by lekedxko on 2021/11/19 15:27
Just very big
No
by C. Warren on 2021/11/19 15:10
It will. It will not let me do anything it just change the entire format I can’t do anything really it just freezes all the time songs are hard to control
Title
by YourNinaParr on 2021/11/19 10:23
cheeeehooo!!
Too much space
by Cab1009 on 2021/11/18 21:58
Good app just hate the fact it takes up so much space on my phone I have 64 GB but it goes out quick
?
by liliy0101 on 2021/11/18 16:54
I’ve used it before but I downloaded it for my Christmas ringtone and it’s said that it’s was gonna quit because Another app was playing when I had all of my pages closed so idk it was a good app
no
by lip bit on 2021/11/18 15:14
my weener hard bruh
Deleted all my files
by ThatTrashyTrashGirl on 2021/11/18 03:43
What the title says. One day I opened up the app and everything id been working on was gone. Garageband please give me my 50+ tracks back please please plsa
Fix the importing files issue to expand ur brand
by maddy12333000 on 2021/11/18 03:43
Please fix the importing files issue because I want to use instrumental but even when I turn it to a wav file it doesn’t work I don’t know what apple did with the new update it was fine before.
Eh
by 1112320 on 2021/11/18 03:18
This app is making me pay for it, isn’t it supposed to be free??
Can i?
by EDWSUASER on 2021/11/17 20:58
Can i use it to create own personal music for podcast or events??
Recents is lagged
by jays revew on 2021/11/17 20:42
I’m giving a two star because once you get to garage recents there is know whay to leave it
GARAGE BAND DOESNT WORK WITH NEW UPDATE
by hkbeaut on 2021/11/17 02:10
garage band NOT AVAILABLE it’s not working on the 7 plus anymore after update don’t update your phone !! please fix this
GarageBand won’t reinstall on my iPad.
by EMBurke on 2021/11/16 23:00
So, this isn’t a review. I’ve always enjoyed using GarageBand and like having access to it on my iPad. It’s been a few weeks or so since I’ve used it and it needs to be reinstalled. When I try to i get the message “Unable to Install GarageBand. Please try again later.” Except there really isn’t a later for this, just the same message. What can I do to get it reinstalled and functioning?
Okey this bug needs to be fixed, atleast anytime before December.
by erererererereeeeeerrrr on 2021/11/16 21:23
This buggy shanker has two side effects, blank screen, and no music playing. Please fix this if you can, unless you want people to rip out your spines.
Welll
by old noname on 2021/11/16 20:42
They ruin this by making it so confusing it was totally perfect but they change it every single month
Ok umm where to start
by DaveCrave on 2021/11/16 18:03
The only reason why I give this app a 4/5 stars is because most of the time when you make a beat or song or something the quality kind of lacks luster and also when you might read an instrument name you’re like this might be everything I need but it doesn’t sound quite right..can’t put a finger to it but I know well known artists use this app as a starter and it’s pretty much good for those purposes. I would suggest being able to adjust the tempo on the fly as well with just a button that allows an add on instead having to do this fix I found on YouTube but I still can’t actually do it but I’ll figure it out. I think in general should be more short cuts and more buttons and sounds to be brought to this app because you could really benefit from that..I mean just make the buttons smaller for the drums at-least and make it more compact. Also I don’t know if this is just an update thing but I can’t upload and share to Instagram. I have a X Max so I think it should be possible to do it I’m not necessarily sure though. Also if there were more voice settings I would be more happy with the app and if the crush setting didn’t sound so 8 bit it would be nicer on songs and stuff. Higher quality option would be appreciated as well.
Terrific App
by ssito341 on 2021/11/16 12:06
This is one of the most user friendly and useful apps for the beginner to intermediate musician. If you want to layer multiple instruments and vocals with some editing capabilities, nothing is easier than this app.
frick
by YEEEEEEET KID21 on 2021/11/15 20:01
WHY THE FRICK DID YOU CHANGE IT TO IOS 15 OR LATER. I HAD A BUNCH OF GOOD SONGS AND NOW I LOST ALL OF THEM BECAUSE OF THAT.
Sounds
by Savageboi10 on 2021/11/15 06:26
Microphone update please. My voice keeps going in and out like a wave I’m using the apple headphones.
Ringtones
by daveDaCoder on 2021/11/15 00:16
I just give this app 5/5 cuz u add ringtones thru here 👌🏼 … das all ^_^
it’s alright
by TOCA BOCA FOR LIFEE on 2021/11/14 21:52
it’s good and i like to make my own ringtones but…it takes up so much storage. thanks that’s it bye
Nice
by urmsije on 2021/11/14 20:09
Overall the app is pretty good, I lost a recording that should’ve saved.
Ringtone
by Loko boo on 2021/11/14 17:54
Well I’m trying to create my new ringtones by favorite Nigerian artists Tiwa Savage it won’t work.
Love the app but
by luck luck94 on 2021/11/14 10:08
It’ll be coo if y’all would add sound kits and different producers monthly instead of having us wait this long… Also, you guys should let loops that are outside of GarageBand be able to be edited.
GREAT APP
by naastyy283m on 2021/11/14 03:05
Is so good at recording, but needs for android
Garage band
by MaineMan317 on 2021/11/14 01:15
I love to sing and it lets me do that and I tried other apps but this is the best so you can get it on anything lower than iPhone 7 I use it on my iPhone 13 is amazing I would never think of anything else to use because it’s so perfect for singing and music it’s really good you should definitely get it if you love to sing and stuff
Good
by miles predmore on 2021/11/13 18:46
It is super easy and fun
Guitar Update!
by Trooper5353 on 2021/11/13 15:15
This is an amazing free app for making music. I do have a few suggestions for making a good app into a great app. First, the interface can be confusing to new users, so why not add some kind of tutorial for new people? It would definitely help people learn all the features and what they do. Second, can we please have a guitar update? We only get the choice between 4 guitars, and the frets are also limited. You also can’t add effects like pick slides, whammy bars, etc. It would also be really cool to add some kind of built in amp feature. It would give us a custom sound for our GarageBand guitars. Thanks!
Just make support for iOS 11.35
by Jesslykosky on 2021/11/13 02:26
Just make support for iOS 11.35
Amazing
by BrieTiana on 2021/11/13 01:46
I downloaded a singing app but I wanted an app where you can play instruments and sing your voice; and this is just the app I need; right now I’m creating an ambient song and it’s going to come out perfectly with this wonderful app or you can use instruments; thank you developers for making this app so inspiring and energizing; this can work when I’m bored; this app is now at my fingertips; really fine thank you
A Small Limit For Instruments
by Afsgdgsgs on 2021/11/13 01:42
I love using GarageBand but I need lots of instruments to make a full song Please make a bigger limit
Fantastic!
by haiibakabestie😭7272 on 2021/11/12 20:26
Really good but the GB.. my iphone 13 battery: 📉📈📉📈📉📈
Midi Export Support
by PerfectBloo on 2021/11/12 12:41
Great app just please add midi export
Need to create a full track list
by PUZZYMONSTA on 2021/11/11 23:00
I like garage band and it’s a lot of fun but it would be nice to have the ability to create a track list where I could make five songs and listen to them track for track like a real album when I am done. That way I could have a real listening session with my comrades.
!
by wityothatstuff on 2021/11/11 20:55
TAKES UP WAY TOO MUCH STORAGE
midi exporting
by mikesisnnn on 2021/11/11 18:10
garageband is awesome and i love to mess around with it a little to come up with ideas that i will use in my main daw. its really nice, the problem i have is that just today a friend of mine asked me to send him a midi of one of my songs i made sometime ago because he wanted to remix it. i said ok but im not at home a lot of the time and i decides to remake it in garageband and send him the midi, but im not sure there is a way to export midi in garageband (specifically ios because on mac i can) if this feature can be implemented soon it would really help
Recordings not downloading
by look oWo on 2021/11/09 05:12
I have tried going into songs and being forced to wait long periods of time for my recording to simply not open I don’t know what’s going on but I cannot do anything with any of my old recordings now
OMG oh my gosh version
by Warrior Kid 645890123456 on 2021/11/09 02:37
Amazing Jesus is proud of this app it is amazing but not as amazing as Jesus
Not Much Variety and Too Much Storage
by MegaMan461 on 2021/11/09 01:30
Don’t get me wrong this is a great app but it is almost 2MB out of my phone just to make music. Plus, their is barely any options (piano, drums, etc.) and they don’t have much variety. The music options they give you are also semi unrealistic with the sounds. I would think this is amazing for starters but only for a couple hours. It just gets boring and bland after a while for starters and they just move on. Of their were more work put in and less storage space then this would easily be a 5/5 but I think that the team can work on bigger and better things.
I loved this app then...
by I deliver rhymes on 2021/11/09 01:04
It offloaded on its own AND won’t let me open it. My iOS is not going to be updated to make it compatible. That’s messed up. I just used it last night no problem. Smh Apple.
It's good but I want the sound store
by it just needs the suond store on 2021/11/08 20:43
Can you update the old version on the iPad model A1458
funni piano go brrrr
by rozy16 on 2021/11/08 05:33
This is honestly a great app.
by Missmonaco9 on 2021/11/08 04:16
FNF here I come
:/
by MACKSBOOKisintheAIR on 2021/11/07 21:55
The only and biggest reason i hate GarageBand (hate is a strong word but its the best description of my feelings) despite the many weird sounds and total mess of loops not being able to find the right tone or mood of loop one is looking for because loops are named by wired names instead of ballad, pop, jazz like in what kind of music the whatever loop is most soothed for. So, what i was saying... yes, i hate it because you can not share the song as a midi even though i have only midi notes and not audio loops in it. For example i wrote a song just on piano and want to send it to a daw and work on in on the computer and guess what?! The all mighty GarageBand so called the best "daw" on iOS can not do that...... there is no point in having such a heavy app on your device if the sounds are wired and the loops are unorganized. For me this app turned into a calculator for kids. This app is not powerful enough to have a song completely made on any iPad or iPhone and to not be able to sketch a tone on it?! Its just a waste of memory.
The way I like it!
by CruelClaws on 2021/11/07 15:43
I feel like I wanted to see all kinds of instruments to find but the only one of my life was…GarageBand!😁
There is a bug.
by Old Man Mu on 2021/11/07 09:55
When you create a new sound and tap the setting icon,the options menu will become more large. I find this bug on iphone 13 pro max.
Still Bluetooth Lag in 2021! Seriously!?
by Ashcon321 on 2021/11/07 02:26
Just upgraded to an iPhone 13 without a headphone jack only to find out there is noticeable Bluetooth lag using GarageBand. Removing the headphone jack has made Apple products more DIFFICULT for musicians. Seriously Apple, just bring back the headphone jack if your own Bluetooth headphones can’t compete with wired ones
Great! But a couple things…….
by N.PRRT on 2021/11/06 23:06
I love garage band. It’s nice and simple to use, and I feel pretty proud of some of the stuff I have created. I must say that some of it is hard to use, and had and although it’s easy to create, it’s more of the ideas that lack simplicity. Although the software is easy to use, I find it difficult to easily get my ideas into garage band. Also, where are the woodwinds? The brass? I have yet to seen a saxophone, trumpet or anything like that. But I love it overall.
Please read
by frank the titan on 2021/11/06 20:05
The game is decent but one problem, please fix how everything plays at the same time when you record, it makes me scream.
great app, some limitations
by uwasotemperate on 2021/11/06 19:55
this app is amazing, and i would absolutely rate it 5 star, except for a few problems i have with the app. i used to think this app was super limited. then i got better at using the app, and things opened up. but then i hit another wall, which was real this time: effect manipulation. i have an audio unit extension that adds vibrato to the instrument, and i use it often with the arcade synth and string instruments. but sometimes i want some notes to be vibrato, and others not to be, and sometimes i want different amounts if vibrato for different notes. (fl studio allows you to do this, as far as i am aware.) on many occasions, ive wished that there was a vibrato slider, similar to the velocity slider, that could be manually altered for each independent note. but there is something ive thought of that could be better: if there is an audio unit extension, it would be cool if you could choose specific values that would show up in editing like a slider. im not sure if this is possible, but it would solve almost all of my issues with this product: i could have independent vibrato or if i have a reverb aue, i could even have the lower notes have reverb and the higher notes have no reverb. there are some workarounds to this currently. i usually have 3 separate instruments when using vibrato: one with none, one with weak vibrato, and one with strong vibrato. but this is difficult and tedious to edit, and there should be a way to fix it. my only other problem, which isnt even that major, is that i wish there was a way to slide your notes. some instruments let you slide by overlapping the notes, but it isnt quite the same. it would be awesome if you could separate a note into two parts and drag the second part higher or lower, so that the note raises or lowers to the pitch of the second half, without stopping. this is effectively done in boombox (at least i think thats what its called, its been a while since i used it, its essentially an online music maker where you can export the midi files). other than these two things, everything in garageband is very well done. there is a wide variety of instruments, and you can tune the sound precisely to fit your exact purposes, and the edit view is intuitive and easy to use. this app is, all-in-all, very high quality and i appreciate the effort your team has put into it.
This is soooo amazing 🥰
by hkjbgkm on 2021/11/06 16:59
You could literally make your own ringtones without Apple Music because it cost money like some of the music is like 20.00 is doesn’t make sense but when you use gargeband its so easy
Great app but if…
by Nima ZH on 2021/11/06 10:48
as a producer , i need to say add and check these options to become #1 through every music producation software,actuay i worked with many software even Fl , cubase, ableton and more , but this app is very useful than the others, its platform is very simple and has many future, but there’s some bugs and shortage , this app needs: 1. more effects 2. more plug-ins to track setting 3. more industrial instruments loops (green one) to user can edit their note in many instrumentals 4. more performance when the project takes many track and going heavy 5. automation option has many bugs 6. auto drum has many bugs 7. when u goes for exporting, the audio of final song has many different with the project one ! and many other things that i can’t found them well yet! and needs to take more time to say ! thank you for everything apple :)
WOW
by its gamer squad on 2021/11/06 03:22
To be honest garage band is very fun and you can make music any where any time! And it’s entertaining so if your bored you should play this!
Help!
by A gaming unicorn on 2021/11/06 01:16
So I wanted to make a custom ringtone for myself and when I added the audio files to the little section where the files you used sit it was all grey and it wouldn’t even work! Please help
eh
by bill.i.an on 2021/11/06 00:54
it’s ok
I love this so much
by kitty_kitty2010 on 2021/11/05 04:53
Hi
I like this app, but...
by pogchamp omegalul pogchamp on 2021/11/05 00:47
I BEG OF YOU, ADD A STEEL DRUM TOUCH INSTRUMENT/KEYBOARD (you can do either one of them or both, it's ok)... please?
It’s totally GREAT
by TMINION2013 on 2021/11/04 22:42
Awesome
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
Please add Triplet grid and Odd time signatures
by ChinChinChan on 2021/08/21 14:28
I use this app to pass the time when I’m bored and I gotta say… I don’t think another free app exists that is as good or robust as this one. The keyboard patches can get dry at times but the audio recorder function is top notch. There are tons of drum patches but the “acoustic” drum patches sound absolutely terrible unless you put some work into them. I guess that is pretty normal on professional DAWS on your computer but I use this app to pass the time and really don’t want to spend 15 min trying to get my drums to sound like drums. Another downside I see is that the 4/4 grid is the only grid truly fleshed out in the app. If you switch to 3/4 or 6/8 (the only other options that exist at the moment) the app starts to have issues. If you try to paint notes on the grid it doesn’t quite land where you press and the grid goes directly from quarter notes to 32nd notes. And there is no triplet grid for any time signature. You just have to move notes around to where you think they might fall. Also, I wish there were more options for the time signatures themselves. I think on the computer you can just type in any subdivision you want and it creates a grid for you. But, all-in-all a great free app if not the greatest of free apps for the musically curious types.
I want to use wind instruments, but they’re not there!
by YourLittleSylveon on 2019/07/10 17:55
I’m a beginner music maker, and I’ve been playing in a school band for a lot of my life, so I grew up loving wind instruments like flute, trumpets, etc. but as of July 10, 2019, there doesn’t seem to be an option to get them. I searched for extensions to add to GarageBand so that I may use the more traditional instruments, but I couldn’t find anything. All I have is the computerized digital percussion, some strings I don’t know how to use (yet), and a piano which I’m unable to really use because on my phone screen, the accents and attacks on the instrument are very spontaneous and annoying. It’s a good app, don’t get me wrong, but no matter where I look, I can’t find any instruments I know what to do with in a composition (i.e. wind instruments). There also doesn’t seem to really be a good way of making music box music in it no matter how hard I try (I try using the Sweet Bells on the piano setting, but even after messing with the sound settings it still doesn’t feel right). The reason I point these things out is because I want to create more traditional or fantasy-based music. It would be nice to be able to create some ethereal music without struggling to find the instruments. Other than that, the app is wonderful and intuitive. I intend to keep using it, just so long as I have access to wind instruments and hopefully a music box-like instrument. Thank you for your time!
Needs to be solved
by AJ_money maker on 2019/01/21 12:30
So I have been using this app since the iPhone 5s. And I have a major complaint it is a major book for those who are using voiceover with GarageBand. It’s a book Apple needs to take care of. I am a voiceover user myself and I have been having this issue. Whenever you would like to add compression, change your EQ, add reverb, or echo, or any really cool affect like reversing the track, changing the speed so if you were trying to make those rap style high hats, or adding other great effects. Garage band will not let you, as soon as you close out of your mixer it erases all of the things you’ve done. Matter of fact it doesn’t even add DFX it’s like you never even added them. I have been dealing with this bug, since I started using this app I have never been able to successfully add any of those amazing plug-ins garage band will not even change the sound of your recording, as soon as you go and increase or decrease the amount of compression reverb or like I said any of the other affects, and you close out of the mixer and prepped play to hear your track it doesn’t add them, then you go back to your mixer and look at it and see they’re all back down to 0% Apple please please fix this issue, recordings with sound so much better when you can actually affect the sound. This bug has been going on long enough. On behalf of me and other voiceover users a like please fix this issue
Recording Sections Limit Usefulness
by zipperbug on 2020/08/28 18:46
I was told GarageBand is a great free Apple app that’s easy to use to start recording my podcast. Free, easy to use, Apple app, yes, but not that great for podcast recording. When I set out to try out the various features offered like adjustable line-in mic, monitor, and noise gate along with pitch controls and such I was very excited. The letdown came when I was ready for my first take. I wanted to make sure I could "spit my truth" for my full 15 minutes of fame. Now, I’m not a musician so I don’t think in terms of tempo, bars, sections, and time signatures. Unfortunately, GarageBand only allows 26 sections at 8 bars each, and adjusting tempo and time signature was no help at all. After ~4 minutes of recording I realized I had used almost 12 sections which gives me a maximum recording time of 10 minutes. Now I’m sure that’s phenomenal for musicians nailing down a riff, bridge, solo, chorus, or massive vocal track, and I’m not foolish enough to think that this app isn’t specifically designed for musicians. Yet, I still think there’s a slight loss of functionality, and opportunity to expand GarageBand’s reach by not allowing unlimited recording and the addition of a timer or stopwatch for those who are not adept at music’s timing system. Voice actors, storytellers, life coaches, podcasters, etc. could all benefit from the simplicity and functionality of the GarageBand app with a few simple tweaks.
Ok I have some problems.
by rektandreas on 2020/06/20 14:46
By: —————— So I think this app is pretty good but when it comes to making your own stuff there is a bad bad problem. I have no problem with creating stuff already made but today me and my mom wanted to create our own song on it and I used a lot of the loops. And then finally when I was about to hit record button, THE APP TOOK ME OUT OF IT AND I LOST ALL OF MY PROGRESS. (It crashed) It took me almost an hour just to get some of it done. And now all of the progress is gone and I really think that you need to fix that because if that’s gonna happen to every single time you make a new song by yourself that’s not created all ready, then you’re gonna have a lot of people saying the same thing. Maybe you can fix that bug in another update! Please do it because I am very mad at the game and I don’t want that to happen ever again. Overall i give it a three-star because the app allows you to still create songs that great so I gave you five stars for that but then I’m like im about I create my own song and then that happened so that’s why I took away 2 stars. But I still hope that you guys can make GarageBand way better than it is right now but I don’t mean that in a bad way because I already said that I like it I just don’t like it too much because it crashed. so please fix that because I don’t want this app to be on my bad app list for the rest of my life.
Dear Apple:
by punch1252 on 2021/07/12 00:28
I love this app so much. I am not a professional music designer and I would be lying if I said I was, so this app works great for my intents and purposes, but I think there are a few missing features that could very well revolutionize GarageBand music designing: 1. Exporting iPad/I OS GarageBand files to Music. PLEASE PRIORITIZE THIS FEATURE This is already a thing on OSX (MacOS), but I would like to be able to export my GarageBand files to Music without many disappointing attempts at back doors and bypasses. 2. Add pitch correction for ALL blue audio samples/recordings. One of the problems is that if I record audio, then I can use Settings -> Follow Tempo & Pitch -> Semitones +|-, but with imported audio (not just from the sound library) I rarely am able to. 3. Sound pack request. This is a simple request for some new sounds. There are many times when I feel as though the “other” category should be renamed. Often times I find myself attempting to substitute an accordion with the Toy Melodica, or a saxophone with a clarinet and oboe/bassoon. I think the pack(s) should include: Almost the entire family of woodwinds The entire brass family A few more world instruments I hope you read this and will take these into consideration, and I REALLY appreciate the royalty free sounds.
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!!!
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.
Almost perfect
by The child indoors on 2019/06/07 22:17
Ok so I’ve been using GarageBand seriously for 3 years. And I’ve enjoyed making beats on it. I truly have. I think it just needs a little bit of adjustment. One thing I request is to add in a saxophone sound. I’ve been trying to make a chill beat with a saxophone in it and I’m not gonna buy a saxophone for this one beat. Another thing is to have tuned drum kits. For example, in the FL studio you can use a hi-hat sound, but it on a piano roll, and make a cool effect where if you make a quick chromatic sequence, it has a cool ascending hi-hat sound. I have one last request. Auto-tune. Now you don’t have to, but it would be a cool little feature to have on GarageBand. Like say I were to record me singing one note, say middle C. I would like for that note to change into other notes. Like if I recorded myself singing the note C, and the word “office”, and both syllables were on beat, each syllable could be different notes, or to make it more complicated, divide the syllables by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes and so on and so fourth. Ok that got complicated. I just wanted to get the specifics about a possible new auto-tune feature. But so far the app is great I just request those three things. Have a great day!
I don't get it
by OkieWolf on 2019/02/02 00:25
GarageBand is good in some ways, not good in others, and completely ridiculous in others. It's good about keeping everything in sync, easy to create tracks, easy to mix down, and simple to use. But some things in GarageBand makes you scratch your head as to what they were thinking. One of the biggest ridiculous things I've found is dealing with segmented tracks. In song creation it's often necessary to create segmented tracks....add a part here....then another part further down the timeline within the same track. It's also beneficial to then be able to merge some of the segments into one so that you're only dealing with one item rather than several. 6his can be done easily with drum tracks (colored yellow) and touch instruments (colored green). However, recorded tracks such as vocals or plugged instruments or anything recorded (colored blue) CANNOT merge segments together. Why? I have no idea and neither does Apple support. There's no logical reason why you can't do this for recorded tracks. All tracks are waveforms. A waveform is a waveform. It doesn't matter how GarageBand categorizes it. It's still just a waveform. Drum loops are waveforms and segments can be merged. Touch instruments are waveforms and segments can be merged. Recorded tracks are waveforms but CANNOT be merged. Completely ridiculous.
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!
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.
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.
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???
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.
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.
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. 🙂
I would love to give this app 5 stars.
by Finesse P. on 2021/08/12 16:48
For what it’s worth, I’m a new app user, and new to the workings of production in general. I find that from what I know, GarageBand runs pretty smoothly. I REALLY love some of the synths, and tbh, before I started using GarageBand, I didn’t really have much of a trajectory in life. I used GarageBand for a few months, and suddenly(and this was just for a moment), I realized that MAKING music out of pure love and appreciation for the art of it, the SOUND of it, was exactly what I wanted to do with my life, for the REST OF MY LIFE. I don’t know if I’m supposed to give the app all the credit or not but, I DO think they were the catalyst for something amazing to shift inside myself. Not to get off topic though, I DO love the app. I don’t however have access to uploading to SoundCloud for some reason , but maybe this is happening to everyone?? I hope someone sees this and can help but even if they can’t, I am VERY happy for the self discovery I was able to make with this app, and for some for some of the pieces I was able to create, even if I can’t yet upload it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP!!
I love the App, but there’s room for improvement
by AngelaPaulson on 2018/04/19 03:37
As a blind musician, I want to say, this is by far the best app I’ve tried, and the most accessible. It’s very screen reader friendly, and works very well with apple’s built in screen reader, voiceover. However, there is something that I really think would make the experience better. When I customize the chords, for example, if I want a major 7th chord, when auto play is turned off, it plays the chord just fine, and it sounds exactly like a major 7th chord. When auto play is turned on, however, it only plays a major chord. It does not play the notes to make the major 7th chord. I’ve also noticed this in minor 7th chords. It will just play a regular minor chord in auto play. And it also doesn’t play 9th chords. Pretty much the custom chords have no auto plays that play the notes of the custom chord. Auto play only plays the basic major and minor chords respectively. I would really like to see an update that auto play will make the changes to custom chords. Other than that, very good, and I enjoy using it.
Some Suggestions?
by —• B •— on 2017/10/14 19:26
Hello! I’ve been a fan of GarageBand for a long time now- back before the Alchemy Synth and the orchestral instruments were added. It’s been great making music, whether it’s covers of songs or my own creations, but I do have a few things to suggest. Key changes and tempo changes. When you’re working on a song, there are times when you realize, “Dang. This needs a cool change!” Here’s what I’m thinking: When you duplicate/add parts or edit them, there’s a switch for key/tempo changes. When you turn them on, the app will ask what key you want to change it to, or the tempo screen will pop up and say, “What tempo will your song be?” or something. 😂 Ukulele. Please. People may‘ve been asking for this already, but please, please add this in! It’s a cute sounding instrument and for those of us who don’t own one but want to use one in our music, who better to ask than the GarageBand team? Otherwise, it’s a great app, and I love using it. I haven’t experienced any bugs so far, and I’m happy I haven’t! Keep doing what you’re doing, guys! ❤️ Peace out! ✌🏻
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.
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!
It is SO detailed
by Sarge23060 on 2018/08/27 12:45
So, all of the worse reviews are 100% because the users didn’t try hard enough or put in enough time on this app, because I’m not saying it easy for a beginner to use all of the complex features on this app. People who complained that they got discouraged when they couldn’t figure out the app, just keep trying, because there is honestly NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO with this amazing app. One motive for this review is that I felt bad for GarageBand getting beat down by all the bad reviews of people saying that it was bad because it was too hard or they just hadn’t figured it out yet. (no offense to those people) GarageBand is truly one of if not the best mobile music maker apps out there, you just have to put in the actual time and effort to unlock a world of musical possibilities. My only problem, and this started happening very very recently, is that now my device crashes whenever I try to open it up, but its no big deal because I’m sure that it’s just a problem with my device, and if not, it will be fixed soon. 😄😄
NEEDS SERIOUS BUG FIXES
by Hohokitten on 2018/04/29 08:00
Okay the program works great, but once you add some FX, get ready for rage quit. The program will take at least four bars to get in time and in Tune for some weird reason and it’s quite annoying when you can’t get an idea out because the program is having ridiculous issues. On top of that, there has been multiple times where the program won’t even launch, and when it does all of my data isn’t there. It seems to be a serious hassle when your data isn’t there and you got to reset your iPad and reload the program 100 times before you can even enjoy yourself. I have even downloaded this programs most recent update along with my software update and these problems are still here. As far as I am concerned you people are lucky this program is cheap and is easy to work with when the issues are not present. As of right now, I wouldn’t even give this program a star for the problems that come along with it. And when the problems are fixed, I’d give it six.
Awesome app!
by DesertEagle252 on 2017/11/08 03:27
GarageBand has become my best friend. I have been using it for about a year and a half now and have made over 100 songs on it. It is perfect for anyone who has a curiosity about making music. It is so easy to pick up and start using, and the learning curve is nice and progressive. To this day, I’m still learning new things about it! Such a little app contains so much power to create music of one’s own; it is truly second to none. The only reason it didn’t get its fourth star is because of bugs I’ve had to work around and one bad one that prompted this review. I recently had a bug pop up that would crash the app before it even opened. I couldn’t use it at all. I had to delete and reinstall the app and when I did, all of my songs were lost, even though they were saved in iCloud. There have also been other bugs that I had to work around in the past (most of which got fixed in the recent update), including reverse recordings not working and the recordings sounding way different than the loops they were recorded from. I do recommend this app to anyone wishing to start up in music, but beware of the bugs.
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.
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!
Minor Problems
by P3t3r129 on 2019/12/08 08:12
Although it’s a really great app for beginners, there are some really weird problems. Sometimes, when you play the song the audio just went crazy and play this really piercing, loud noise and if you’re turning the volume up for whatever reasons (for example, mixing with headroom), it’s just...CRAZY LOUD. You’ll also have to add features like, curve automations, automations for the FX, more frequently-used samples, automations for multiple knobs on a preset, more slots for plugins. Another problem is when you’re playing chords, sometimes one or two of the notes just mute itself and it sounds incomplete and really thin, there must be some technical issues because I’m sure I didn’t mute the note myself somehow and it’s supposed to play all of the notes at once. I also hate that the FX is applying to all of the instruments, rather than having an FX tab for each of them. And please add a sidechain plugin, it’s such a prominent, important effect in any popular songs recently, and editing automations is tiring.
Surprisingly great
by elliot.harper.90 on 2018/04/08 18:17
GarageBand is one of those music softwares that gets backlash because it’s “not professional” or because it’s “on a phone”. However, a quick look at all the new effects and instruments Apple has added to the newest version of the iOS GarageBand will nullify those criticisms. I have used GarageBand on my iPad and phone for three years now, and I have produced very good sounding music with it. Its pre-made synths are easy to play with and manipulate to the producer’s liking. If you are not content with your technical skills or musical connaissance, then Apple offers hundreds of loops, from beautiful synth chord progressions to distorted rock drum kits, that you can chop up and use in your songs. It is hard to see any flaw with the newest GarageBand. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in dipping their toes into production. And if music-making isn’t your goal for your future career, the app is still loads of fun and a good way to unload creativity and boost your imagination. Strong 5/5 for this app!
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!
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 )
GarageBand For iOS Is Awesome! However, A Few Features Need To Be Added.
by Calebo 85 on 2020/06/19 00:49
I’ve been using GarageBand for iOS to produce my songs for a while, and it’s been absolutely perfect for my needs and workflow. The Alchemy Synth is amazing, and I love how you can customize the presets to your liking. I like the stock piano. While not the best piano out there, it is certainly great for those people who cannot afford a more expensive third party piano plugin. I am constantly amazed by how professional sounding you can get your mix to be even though it is a free, mobile app. I’ve had people say that my songs produced with GarageBand for iOS sound professional, and I love that I can make that kind of song using this amazing, free tool. However, despite how I love this app, there are a few features which I wish were added. For example, automation of effects would be great to have. Despite this, I can still use GarageBand, as it is b amazing tool. Props to Apple, you really did it good, as you guys always do!
Awesome functionality - want more capability
by Joelfarris on 2019/04/26 20:40
This app is a great pocket version of GarageBand for Mac, and I especially love how what you create on here can interface with LogicPro X. My major complaint with this app is that I can’t adjust volume of individual tracks within the context of the track. All you can do is set the volume for the entire track. If I could fade or isolate individual portions of the track, I would have so much more capability! I use this app most often to import and cut music for show numbers, and the ability to cross fade tracks would be huge. Also, it would be super great if the time of the track could be seen as well as the measure numbers. Difficult to know how long a section is! Lastly, could we please make it so that I can share songs DIRECTLY into iTunes right on my phone or iPad instead of putting them in “File Sharing”..? This means you have to plug you phone into your computer and drop it into iTunes from there. I’d love for the entire capability to be onboard. Please make these adjustment and I’d be happy to give this app 5 stars!
So Close, And Yet So Far (For Professionals, Anyway)
by legittristan on 2018/04/15 05:01
GarageBand is awesome, especially for a free app. However, it’s missing a couple critical components: First, it NEEDS FULL MIDI CONTROL. All buttons and parameters need to be MIDI mapable. The iPad is such a great tool for live performance (way more potential possibility than a laptop), but until Apple makes GarageBand a little more hardware-friendly, the laptop will continue to win. Second, the looper is dope but again needs to be MIDI controllable (so you could record and play loops with a MIDI foot pedal for example), have easier access to mute and solo functions per track, and the ability to optionally have audio effects tails continue after a loop or track is muted. Also, a MIDI clock visualizer so you can easily tell what beat you’re on before the first loop starts would be extremely helpful for those who don’t want the audience hearing a metronome click. More loop/pad playback options would be great too. There’s more to be done, but these are a couple key places that need improvement.
Love it. I have a few critiques
by evilmonkeyinchrisescloset on 2017/11/24 21:46
I’ve been using GarageBand for about seven years and I love it. The biggest problem right now is that with the new iOS update GarageBand force closes immediately every time. I’ve tried turning off iCloud for it in settings like Apple suggested to no avail. Other than that some things that I would love to see (and others from what I’ve read in the reviews) include: 1. Allowing key and tempo changes in the song. When you click a section one of the options could next to “join, delete, split ex.” Could be key change and tempo change. 2. More user friendly ways to mix and master songs. It CAN be done with the current version, however it does require a plethora of steps to accomplish. Instead of controlling the EQ for each track as a whole at least let us control each section of a track. That would be incredibly helpful. 3. The map for each note being played is INCREDIBLE, I would like to see the same map for vocals in order to fix slightly off pitch vocals without the Auto-Tune sound. 4. More types of guitars and a more realistic sounding acoustic guitar. Overall I love the huge strides that the developers of this app have made over the years from the ever growing sample library for beginners to being able to legitimately write your music in the note grid. I would love to see these in a future update, as well as getting the crashing issue resolved so we can continue using our favorite music production app.
PLEASE add/fix these things
by I am literally amazing on 2020/10/07 06:28
It would make a HUGE difference if these two things could be fixed. I’m working on a project but these things are stopping me from being able to do it. 1. Make it possible to change the key and/or time signature for certain sections in the song, instead of picking one key/time signature that the whole song follows. It would be nice to choose parts of the song to have different key/time signatures. In a lot of pieces, the time signature can change a lot throughout the piece, as well as the key signature. Currently, I must choose one key and time signature to have for the WHOLE piece of music. One way that would make it easy to make this change is to make it possible to change the key/time signatures for a specific section. Then, the changes would be organized. 2. Add more time signatures!!!! This is a simple yet effective change that would also make all the difference. Right now, there are only three options: 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. While these are the best options, there’s a song I’d like to arrange that is in 5/8 and another one that’s in 12/8. In a music writing app I use called Flat, they allow you to customize the signature by typing in any two numbers to create the time signature you need. Once again, this would be super helpful. I really, really love this app and that is why I care about fixing these things. Thank you for your time and for this wonderful app.
iOS 11 Bug makes GarageBand TAP OUT -R.I.P
by Asterplax on 2017/10/10 08:19
Anyone with iOS 11 will NOT be able to use this app until they fix this bullpiss. Absolutely frustrating to say the least. Such a great app, or so I thought because to have not anybody around to protect such an investment must mean it’s not only a low priority concern, it means they have almost no concern for low priority apps. Updates come just like iOS 11 and apps constantly must adjust ect. But for THE company itself to have produced the error without any follow up or even remark of it is just lame. I mean at the end of the day they have the 5$ it seems at this point, I may as well have just thrown away. What is it that that is worth between the clergy and customer if there isn’t that follow up of assurance? Of Insurance! How one day even big companies like apple will rue the day of -Just- when even as far up as they’ve gone can only mean the longer the fall back down to earth back to reality to a day when they may face people at the bottom. We are waiting. Please just fix the app <\3 (1 Star until the app is something anyone on iOS 11 may actually use again.. would give it 0 until so if I could. Other then that it’s an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G app.. or WAS.)
Great app but some suggestions
by Murf Music on 2017/08/30 20:50
The app is great, and I can use it to write songs with a wide variety of instruments. There are some thing I think could be improved. When working on songs that are longer or more complex, the song "optimizes performance" which can take quite a long time, and happens often on some songs. I also think that the drum sounds could be better, and mote cymbals and drums would be nice. It would also be good if there was a disk scratching instrument, separate from the one in FX, where you could actually have rhythms and control the volume of the turntables. I think that a better metal guitar tone would also be good to have, and notes on that guitar could go lower than they can now. And as always I would like to see more sounds in the keyboards (like a harpsichord) and all of the other instruments, as well as possibly some more instruments. Overall good app but I think these things should be added.
Great App And Perfect For Music Making
by GoldenBirdPlays_YT on 2020/06/15 16:23
Hello, GarageBand Is A Very Good App. With very great music loops and virtual music instruments. They make creating music very easy on here that other bad music softwares like, FL Studio, esc. The Great Thing about GarageBand is it’s free and FL Studio isn’t if vice viscera I will be writing a review for fl studio right now. When I Just wake up and see a app that stands out of all the other apps that is GarageBand. Nothings wrong about it since it’s one of Apple’s greatest apps. At first glance I thought this app was trash but I downloaded it and I got from 1 star to 100 stars! Everyone who uses a apple device should download this. No matter what version you’re using, it’s still the best app. I downloading this right now while I’m typing this. When there is apps also take up so much storage I know it’s gonna be worth it. This is only MY opinion. Other people could not like it. But this app is good in many ways.
Ideas for iPadOS update
by SynthJockey748 on 2019/06/16 17:21
I have noticed that when there is a major update for iOS, GarageBand for iOS is updated as well. Before iPadOS comes out, I do have a few ideas that may be helpful (and I really support) for any major update to GarageBand. A. Please add to the Chillwave loop pack. I love the loops that you guys have there, though there are too little. Also consider adding some bass loops as well. And, of course, new drum kits (preferably electronic) and synthesizers. B. I really do suggest expanding your selection of wind instruments. It would be great if you guys added trombones, tubas, bass clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, etc., because they are just as important as French horn and flute and whatnot. C. Lastly, please make the interface more user-friendly. I can hardly double-tap a loop or instrument to get access to its settings without it taking me to the recording screen. The knobs are also very difficult to adjust. Thanks for your support, the app is wonderful for splicing loops and stuff but I do believe that these suggestions I put out are quite important.
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
A few things you could add
by stysjejvsiejdbdjcowlqpap on 2019/01/25 03:54
Ok so this is like the greatest music making app and it’s free, as well as the sound packs. Groovebox and noise are also apps I tried and they also have sound packs, a few are free but the rest cost money so I LOVE that all the packs on GarageBand are free. I do also have a few suggestions to add to the app though 1. Alternate tunings for guitar and bass. I think that the presets are fine for guitar and bass but I think that there should be alternate tunings, like drop D, drop C, and standard E flat, as well as standard D tuning. For the last two tunings you can use a vocal transformer to shift it down 1 or 2 semitones but it would be a lot easier to just switch between tunings 2. A woodwind touch instrument Ok so I don’t know what this would look like but I think we need this touch instrument. Maybe instruments like what we have in the keyboard, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe, but we could also add instruments like recorder, Irish whistle, and Dizi. 3. Brass touch instrument So like woodwind we need the instrument in the keyboard, like the French horn, but we only have the, “Brass ensemble” I want touch instruments like, tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, and euphonium. It would kinda look like the strings touch instrument where you can choose what instruments are playing. Well that’s all I can think of for now but if you could add those in, it would make my week!!
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