Nov 2 2011
Amongst many of the apps we see on iPad, one of the most interesting apps to appear on the iPad has been Apple’s very own GarageBand. Its features include the ability to play several instruments or just sit back and let the app play them for you, and also recording high quality original music.Previously the app was available only for iPad, which was quite adequate provided the amount of screen space it had to consume but, engineers at Apple have figured out how to port this app to the smaller screen sizes of the iPhone and iPod Touch.
New in version 1.1 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch:
- Create custom chords for use in 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 including straight, triplet, and swing.
- New export audio quality settings including AAC and AIFF (uncompressed).
- Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard.
- Adjustable velocity settings for Touch instruments.
- Other enhancements including automatic fade out and improved audio import options.
“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 is a great tool to help non-musicians explore music in an easy way for everything from background music for movies to just have some fun with the Smart Instruments with friends.
GarageBand (version 1.1) for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch is only $4.99 for new users and a free upgrade to users who had already purchased GarageBand for their iPad.