Apple says GarageBand, its music creation app, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users. It was introduced earlier this year on the iPad.
“GarageBand on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” says 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 features a collection of Touch Instruments that let beginners or experienced musicians play and record keyboards, guitars, drums and basses in a variety of styles. Smart Instruments now allow you to choose from a library of custom chords so you can play and strum along with your favorite songs.
You can plug your electric guitar into iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to play and record through classic amps and stompbox effects, or record your voice or any acoustic sound using the built-in microphone. GarageBand allows you to record and mix up to eight tracks and then share your finished song with friends or 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 Apple App Store at US$4.99 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 (third and fourth generation).