Apple has released an update for their popular GarageBand app, bringing support for the iPhone and iPod touch. The popular app allows musicians to create music using virtual instruments, or plug in guitars and other musical devices to create music on the go.
The update is a universal app working with all current iOS devices, and includes a number of enhancements, including a new feature allowing users to create custom chords for Smart Instruments, as well as the ability to transpose songs in semitones or full octaves.
Further enhancements include support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures, as well as the ability to reset the key of your song and new quality settings for exporting AAC and AIFF audio files.
The app is available now as a free update for existing users, and if you don’t yet have this amazing app, it is available through the App Store for just $4.99, and is highly recommended ($4.99, App Store Link). The app is rolling out now, and should be available soon for all users. The full release notes follow:
What’s New in Version 1.1
- 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