GarageBand Review
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GarageBand is an application created by Apple. It costs $4.99 and is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

This app allows you to essentially start up a “band” from the tips of your palm. GarageBand features a wide collection of instruments spanning guitars, pianos, drums, guitar amps, voice recording, samplers, stringers, bass and much more.

All of these instruments can be recorded into tracks and then mixed together to create songs of any complexity and length. You can even plug in an electric guitar into your device and use GarageBand’s 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects.

Probably one of the coolest features of GarageBand is that you can create jam session wirelessly with your friends. If you all have GarageBand installed, then you can record a song together. The tempo, key, time signature and chords all automatically synced to the bandleader. So it’s easy to stay in the right tune and timing.

One friend could be singing, another could be playing the drums, and you could play the guitar. All of this is done live, and you can even record your band’s songs. These songs can then be mixed and shared online.

The Good:

There are way too many benefits of GarageBand to list here. From the 250+ professionally prerecorded lops, to the Track Merging and SoundCloud integration, GarageBand is just awesome.

The Bad:

While using this application I was not able to find any glitches or shortcomings. If Apple added one more feature to this app it probably wouldn’t be able to run anymore, or it would be so complex that it would require a manual. For a $5 on-the-go app, GarageBand is simply amazing.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking to record songs professionally using GarageBand, then you’re out of luck. GarageBand is great portable recording solution for music professionals or amateurs. Obviously the real music making is done through expensive software and hardware.

But if you want to have fun making songs with your friends, then GarageBand is a great choice to do so. If you enjoy your iPhone or iPad which are made by Apple, then chances are you’re not going to be disappointed with GarageBand.

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