Apple’s GarageBand, the popular DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for the Mac OS X operating system and the iPad tablet, is now made available for the company’s more mobile devices, the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The app, which was released for the iPad in March this year along with iMovie, has been scaled down to fit the screens of the smaller iPod Touch and iPhone. The app is now available in the App Store for £2.99.
The good thing about the release is if you already own the iPad version of the app, you can re-download the iPod Touch and iPhone versions for free. Even though the smaller screen size, it is very similar from a functionality standpoint.
“Garageband on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod Touch,” said Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller. “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 will be pitted against other music-creation apps like Tabletop, BeatMaker 2 and Multitrack DAW.
The GarageBand 1.1 update adds 3/4 ad 6/8 time signatures, uncompressed audi exporting, added quantization options and some minor enhancements.