Here’s what’s new in GarageBand 2 for iOS:
- New streamlined design
- Create a song with up to 32 tracks* using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
- Record compatible Third-Party music apps using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7
- Drag and drop audio recordings to create Sampler instruments
- Support for AirDrop in iOS 7
- 64-bit support
Note: 32 tracks require devices with the A7 chip.16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).
If you’re used the new GarageBand for iOS, let us know what you think of it!
Apple today released updates to its iWorks productivity apps and iLife creativity apps. All apps have been updated to 64-bit, are integrated with iCloud, and offer hundreds of new features. Apple also announced that both iWork and iLife are now free with the purchase of every new Mac or iOS device.
“This is the biggest day for apps in Apple’s history,” said Eddy Cue, Apple?s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “These new versions deliver seamless experiences across devices that you can?’ find anywhere else and are packed with great features like iMovie Theater, Drummer and a new unified file format for iWork documents across all your devices.”
Of special interest for musicians is the new GarageBand. Continue reading
Garageband for iOS, Apple’s mobile DAW, will be free on new devices, according to Apple tech site MacRumors.
GarageBand will become a free basic download for all iOS 7 purchased on or after Sept 1st, joining the five other iLife and iWork apps that became free with the release of iOS 7.
Here’s the (leaked) blurb from Apple’s site:
GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.
No official announcement has been made on this. Apple is holding a special event tomorrow, so expect additional information then.
Here’s what’s new in version 2.0.0:
- Real time bar-beat display added
- Set playhead position by tapping on the bar-beat display
- Adjust current track volume
- Tempo displayed
- Adjust tempo by tapping on the tempo display
- Set start and end points for cycle
- Mute and solo control for each track now on main screen
- Layouts optimized for 3.5 and 4 inch display devices
- Supports iOS 7
Here’s what’s new in Garageband for iOS 1.4:
- Play and record music apps supported by Audiobus directly into GarageBand
- Turn off grid snapping to get finer control over region and note editing
- Fixes an issue that resulted in feedback while connecting 3rd-party audio accessories into the headphone/microphone jack
Here’s what’s new in GarageBand 1.3:
- Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch*
- Import songs from the Music library on your iOS device
- Play or record with GarageBand in the background while using other apps**
- Addresses a number of minor issues related to overall performance and stability
* Requires iOS 6 or later
** Requires iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or later
If you’ve tried out the new background recording feature – let us know how it works for you!
GarageBand is $4.99 in the App Store.