iOS Apps

iOS – GarageBand – Update Now Available


The new version of GarageBand is now available to purchase/update in the Apple App Store. It includes many features that users have requested for some time. For example, you can now start a jam session to play or record live with up to three of your friends using either iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Although this is jam session is only available on iPhone 4 or later, 4th generation iPod Touch and all iPad models.

Check out the other new features below. This app retails for $4.99/£2.99 but if you have already purchased the previous version then you’re entitled to a free upgrade, so start upgrading.

You can download a new version of this app here.

Read our GarageBand your questions answered post here.

What’s New?



• Start a Jam Session to play or record live with up to three of your friends using iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch*

• Conduct an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording

• Combine recordings to free up additional tracks using Track Merge

• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud*

• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud

• Perform retro and modern synth bass lines and grooves with new Smart Bass instruments

• Play synth melodies and arpeggios with new Smart Keyboard instruments

*Jam Session and iCloud are available on iPhone 4 or later, 4th generation iPod touch, and all iPad models.



Record any sound – and turn it into a musical instrument.

Smart Instruments


Enjoy a full range of Smart instruments that make you sound like an expert musician.

Jam Session


Now you and your friends can play and record together like a real band using only your iOS devices. All your devices sync to the same key and tempo so everyone sounds great together. When you’ve finished recording, each track automatically appears on the bandleader’s device so that it’s easy to mix and share.

Recording Studio



Arrange and mix your songs anywhere inspiration strikes using a powerful eight-track recording studio that can handle any combination of audio recordings, touch instruments and loops.

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