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GarageBand iPad App Launches: Touch Instruments and Guitar Amps Arrive on iPad 2



The iPad 2 has arrived and with the new hardware comes a collection of new apps including GarageBand for the iPad. The new GarageBand App is just $5 and will deliver a wide collection of instruments to your iPad.

GarageBand for the iPad Details:

  • Touch instruments
  • guitar amps
  • 250 loops
  • 8 track recordings
  • ACC export and Email
  • Compatible with the Mac version of GarageBand
  • Use of accelerometer for pressure on keys.

The new Garageband app will allow you to play the piano, drums and even deliver guitar amps and effects. On stage Apple showed off the piano, illustrating how the iPad can detect how hard you press to determine how hard you want the sound to be.

Also shown off were Smart Instruments which essentially make it hard to mess up a song. These instruments are for people who want to learn hoe to play music, Apple calls them, “musical training wheels.” The editing backend of GarageBand for the iPad allows users to control up to 8 tracks and works much like the interface on the Mac.

GarageBand will be available for $4.99 on March 11th.



  1. Webcam guitar lessons

    04/12/2011 at 10:06 pm

    Using iPad as DAW :D
    OMG! I didn’t expect this! :D

  2. Frisco SchoolofMusic

    05/17/2011 at 11:15 pm

    Check the iBand:

    The Frisco School of Music presents “iBand”. This
    is an advanced class taught by Gabriel Batista with all of the instruments
    being iPad Apps. All of the students are taking music lessons at the school and
    were able transfer those skills to the various iPad applications.

    The video is a compilation of the three performances they gave for the Star
    Power concerts at the school. They chose three Beatles tunes as a tribute to
    Apple (computers and records), ‘All My Lovin” and a “Hey Jude-Come
    Together” medley.

    The iBand performers are: Allison Ponthier, 15, Lowery Freshman Center,
    Vocalive; Cal Simpson, 13, Evans Middle School, Guitar-Garage Band; Colin
    Climie, 15, Clark Middle School, iJ Bass HD; Idrissa Ndiaye, 15, Jasper High
    School, Piano-Garage Band; Montana Brock, 13, McKinney Christian Academy,
    Drums-Garage Band; and Gabriel Batista, Instructor, Pocket Organ.

    The Frisco School of Music teaches exceptional private and group music lessons
    for all ages and levels on all instruments, plus Rock School Band, Jazz School
    Band and summer camps. The School is located on Preston Road at Main Street.

    Check it out at
    or call 214.436.4058

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