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GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iPad.

They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record, or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.


Play your iPad like a musical instrument.

  • Perform on dozens of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard.
  • Tap out beats from the seat of acoustic and electronic drum kits.
  • Recreate legendary guitar rigs on your iPad with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects.
  • Record your voice using the built-in microphone, and apply fun sound effects.
  • Use the Sampler to create an instrument from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard.


Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments.

  • Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard.
  • Strum chords on acoustic and electric Smart Guitars, or trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords.
  • Groove with an onscreen electric or upright Smart Bass by tapping on chords.
  • Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with the Smart Drums.


Create a song anywhere you go.

  • Arrange and mix your song with up to eight tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops.
  • Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play.
  • Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume – solo or mute any track, or adjust pan, reverb, and echo.
  • Use over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song.


Share your songs.

  • Email songs right from your iPad (AAC).
  • Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC.
  • Send a project to your Mac and open it in GarageBand to continue refining your song.