Apple has announced that GarageBand is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users. Introduced earlier this year on iPad, GarageBand uses Apple’s Multi-Touch interface to make it easy for anyone to create and record their own songs, even if they’ve never played an instrument before.
“GarageBand on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The innovative Multi-Touch interface combined with Smart Instruments makes it easy to create great sounding music, even if you’ve never studied music or played an instrument before.”
GarageBand features a collection of Touch Instruments that make it easy for beginners or experienced musicians to play and record keyboards, guitars, drums and basses in a wide variety of styles. Smart Instruments now allow you to choose from an extensive new library of custom chords so you can play and strum along with your favorite songs.
You can plug your electric guitar into iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to play and record through classic amps and stompbox effects, or record your voice or any acoustic sound using the built-in microphone. GarageBand allows you to record and mix up to eight tracks and then share your finished song with friends or send it to your Mac to keep working on it in GarageBand or Logic Pro.
New in Version 1.1:
- Universal app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
- Create custom chords for Smart Instruments.
- Support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures.
- Reset song key without transposing original recordings.
- Transpose songs in semitones or full octaves.
- Additional quantization options for recordings including, straight, triplet and swing.
- New audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed).
- Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard.
- Adjustable velocity settings for Touch Instruments.
- Numerous enhancements, including automatic fade out and improved audio import options.
Pricing & Availability
GarageBand 1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store for $4.99 to new users, or as a free update for existing GarageBand for iPad customers. GarageBand is a universal app that runs on iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation).
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