GarageBand 4+

A recording studio on your Mac


    • 3.8 • 61 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 from 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 today’s biggest producers
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres
• Drummer loops can be added to your song and then customised 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

3.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

iOS entertainment viewer ,

Sound Packs From iOS

I really like making songs from GarageBand, but not only from iOS. also on the mac. that recently released sound pack is just available for iOS and it will tell me to download it when I sent the project with the new sound pack. And sometimes, when I just delete and reinstall the sound library, it seems like that apple loops from iOS such as the Transition Effects, Prismatica, The Chromium Fray, and the recently released sound pack Skyline Heat are not downloaded and I have to open the song and reinstall it. Can you just give an update that includes that new apple loops like the Transition Effects, Prismatica, The Chromium Fray, and the recently released sound pack Skyline Heat?

Mae0713 ,

Updated version does not open in OS X El Capitan

I love this app, and got excited with the new features in the latest update, so much so that I updated without checking the minimum OS requirement (which was not compatible with my system). Now the app won’t open. How can I revert back to the older Garageband version?

Phoenixotica ,

Sloppy distribution

Ok, I get it. Somehow Big Sur is just too beefy for a mid-2012 MBP...which is stupid AF. But now I have to sit here with an "update available" notification because I can't update it OR tell the app store to stop notifying me of this update. This is why I'll probably have to uninstall garage band and use a PC. NOT Going to chunk out thousands just to be on Big Sur so I can use Garage Band and not have an "update available" notification I can't get rid of. God, I miss Steve Jobs.

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