Apple today announced that GarageBand is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users – turning these devices into the world’s tiniest recording studios.
Here’s what’s new in GarageBand 1.1 for iOS:
- 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
While Universal support is the most notable change, the updates to Smart Instruments and other tweaks go a long way towards making GarageBand more useful as a mobile music DAW.
Missing in action is support for iCloud. It would be very handing if Apple could intelligently sync your mobile tracks among your devices – but this is still a wish list item.
“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.
GarageBand allows you to record and mix up to eight tracks & then send it to your Mac to keep working on it in GarageBand or Logic Pro.
GarageBand 1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store for $4.99 (US) 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).
GarageBand is $4.99 in the App Store.