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Apple releases GarageBand for iPad, updates iMovie


Apple has released its new GarageBand app for the iPad, as well as an update to iMovie adding compatibility with the iPad 2. Demonstrated during last week’s iPad 2 media event, GarageBand is based on Apple’s desktop music creation software, but has been optimized for the iPad’s Multi-touch interface and offers new features exclusive to the iPad. Features include Touch Instruments, which fill the screen and resemble actual, real-life instruments, “Smart Instruments” that make it easier for novices to play and compose music, the ability to arrange, mix, and record up to eight tracks per song, over 250 professionally prerecorded loops to use as back, and the ability to email songs in AAC directly from the iPad, export the song for addition to an iTunes library, or send a project to a Mac for further refinement in the desktop version of the application. GarageBand is available now and sells for $5.

Apple has also released a free update to its existing iMovie application for the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, offering compatibility with the iPad 2. Beyond simply adding compatibility, the new update offers iPad 2 users all-new features such as a multi-touch precision editor, audio waveforms, and a larger editing interface; other new features include multitrack audio editing, audio recording directly into the timeline, three new themes, HD sharing directly to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport, AirPlay support, the ability to add titles on photos, new fade-in and fade-out options, and other enhancements. iMovie 1.2 is a Universal application that sells for $5 and is a free upgrade for existing iMovie users.

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I work in the music industry, love music, and have been around it all my life, but I have ZERO musical ability.  Still, I bought GarageBand for the iPad and it’s the most amazing piece of software of it yet. This is one incredible app - one that even someone like me can enjoy after a few minutes of playing around.  If you have an iPad - get it!
Apple makes some so-so software, but this one is fantastic.

Posted by sb on March 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM (CST)


does anyone know when an update for garageband is coming out? I can’t transfer the music I make on ipad garageband to my laptop garageband. It says update is required but I’m running the most current version.

Posted by jared smith on March 15, 2011 at 11:55 AM (CDT)

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