GarageBand 4+

Make great music anywhere


    • Free


GarageBand turns your iPad and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a fully 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 and 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 guitar to instantly record a performance, with support for up to 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 and stompboxes
• Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions*

• 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 favourite 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 or iPhone
• Share your songs using email or to social media sites like SoundCloud****
• Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro 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 some social media sites may require apps like iMovie, Clips or other third-party apps

What’s New

Version 2.3.16

This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
16.7K Ratings

16.7K Ratings

~A.B. ,

Transposition/Semitones option missing.

I have been using GarageBand for a while now on my M1 iPad Pro. However after the last major system update, my GarageBand has been missing the transposition/ semitones / pitch change option which is very essential to me. I am unable to change pitch of any track. Please suggest a solution to my problem if I Am the one only facing it. If necessary please introduce spteur updates to resolve this issue & back bring the semitones transposition featureas soon as possible. Thank you.

PuthrenAlphonse ,

Loops Updates

Hello GarageBand and the creators of GarageBand .. please update the Indian drum loops like Bhangra, Dandiya and Indian Regional Folk Drums and Other instruments which are available in laptop version of GarageBand. And if possible provide Dorian scale automatic chords and other scale chords creators . Please update whatever is there in the laptop version to phone. And why is the option of Time signature stuck to three times only . What are you gaining by doing so ? If you give it in the phone . The whole world will become musical. I love garageband and I’m waiting for all the updates above mentioned. If the Official who reads this doesn’t understand the post fully, please read it in the presence of a person who has experience in music for atleast 20 years and above. Thank you Alphonse Puthran . An apple 🍎 fan .

Dr.Harshavardhan ,

Pad selection request

I love this app and this is one of the biggest reasons I like the apple ecosystem. Having the ability to edit my music on my iphone and ipad is great.
One big request from me is to have an option to play multiple instruments by having a quick selection of pads assigned to different instruments. It will be very helpful to give a performance to others with this option. I like to play music for my family and friends. But I am limited to playing one instrument and letting all others instruments to play in the background.
At least having this option on ipad which has more screen real estate will be welcoming for many GarageBand enthusiasts like me.

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