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. Crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard. 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. Redesigned Interface • A fresh new look, designed for easy music making • Find the sweet spot in every track with the interactive visual EQ • Support for Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro lets you quickly fine-tune sounds, navigate around your project, and perform instruments • Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor Drummer • 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 • 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. Share. • 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 • Export to your Music library or share directly to SoundCloud iCloud • Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers • Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, 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
I would like the bosenderfer piano and Yamaha piano that were included in the origional garageband but the boring Steinway piano is still the only acoustic piano in garageband.
new update is incredibly slow and it wont even let me open a project now. it worked perfectly before and the new update ruined it
Back before Big Sur came out, I used this app literally all of the time! It is a great audio editor. I just came back to it now to discover I cannot download it. My Mac is just hanging on, and I cannot download MacOS Big Sur. I would really like it if Apple released an older version as well to be compatable with computers like mine.
A ton of little things like audio sources switching, it overloading or stopping for no reason when ran on both rosetta and native. One very annoying one, when transposing a region on a track every single time i let go of the dial selecting how many octaves to transpose it switches me back to another screen resulting in me having to click back on it again to make changes again its extremely annoying and time wasting having to do reclicks, click play again, scroll it back to where you were, or have to reset something completely especially when you're fine tuning or things in that nature i love the app ive been using it for a while its great but these bugs are related specifically to the MacBook version as far as i know the m1 version at that, i did not have any issues using garageband on my ancient iMac
I use GarageBand as my main DAW. I really don t need much more; it's stable, efficient, and clean. The only thing I wish it had was sidechain compatibility.
On M1 Macbook Air this works really well especially if you have iOS Garageband projects you wanna continue working on by moving them over to the Mac. Love.
I did not like any of the newer versions of Garageband. I still use my 2012 copy. I can add all of my drum loops and work it like a pro. It was way easier to use and create with. Should have left it like that and given you the option to go “pro” if you felt it was necessary. I will keep this version of it on my older mac and use it instead of this one.
I mean seriously people, this is the greatest software I've seen in a long time. Also try Logic Pro
i love how you can make music