GarageBand 4+

A recording studio on your Mac


    • 3.9 • 512 Ratings
    • Free



GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard or crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Mac computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud.

Intuitive Design
• Simple interface designed for easy music making
• Find the sweet spot in every track with the interactive visual EQ
• Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor

• Add a virtual session drummer, percussionist, or beat producer to your song that takes direction and plays realistic beats
• Choose among 33 players from popular genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, and Alternative
• Use a simple set of controls to shape your drummer’s performance
• Each player can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations

Sound Library
• Get inspired with a fresh new collection of sounds and instruments from some of todays biggest producers
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres
• Drummer loops can be added to your song and then customized with performance controls

Smart Controls
• Easily shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders
• The look and personality of Smart Controls changes with each instrument

Amps and Stompboxes
• Use Bass Amp Designer to dial up classic and modern tones
• Build your own guitar rig with Amp Designer using 25 legendary amps and cabinets
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of 35 fun and creative stompbox effects

Record. Mix. Master.
• Create a song with up to 255 tracks
• Quickly change the timing of an audio recording using Flex Time
• Use Groove Track to align the rhythm and timing of all your tracks with a single click
• Choose your best performance with multi-take recording

• Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers
• Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, or iPad, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further
• Remotely add new tracks to your project using GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad

Works with Logic Remote
• Use your iPhone or iPad and Multi-Touch gestures to wirelessly play any GarageBand instrument on your Mac
• Access Smart Controls on your iPad to shape any sound while you’re playing
• Navigate your song and browse the Sound Library from your iPad

Learn to Play
• Get started with 40 Basic Lessons for guitar and piano covering classical, blues, rock, and pop
• Free Artist Lessons show you how to play a hit song taught by the artist who made it famous

What’s New

Version 10.4.11

This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
512 Ratings

512 Ratings

Macky’s Movies ,

Pretty decent, but loops need fixing...

First of all, Garageband is awesome. I like it because of it’s simplicity and ease of use. I love the patches, but I used loops the most. The most recent update has the loops either pitched up and down than what I’m used to. I would like this fixed, or maybe I need to do something with it. I give it a 4 out of 5 due to the loops. aside from that, it’s decent and easy to learn.

Robert in Toronto ,

Hey Apple!

Did I get your attention. I love GB BUT the App Store is telling me about 10.4.1 with a banner "Requires macOS 11.0 or later." with "Compatibility: Works on this Mac mini"

I have a late 2012 mini running Catalina 10.15.7 which CANNOT upgrade to Big Sir 11.x

SO, why am I being told about a GB update that will not install on an OS update that I cannot install.

Maybe the message should just say "Buy a new machine?"

How long do I have to see the red notification circle indicating (1) ???

Could you fix this please.

Mlgamer404 ,

change it back or make a professional mode so its like the last version!

the new version is fine but its way too simple. i have a MacBook Air without all the fancy crap that i dont need. please make a mode where its more precise. that would be ideal. i don’t mean like logic pro but like the old version.

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