After creating some musical waves on the iPad, the GarageBand app is now set to hit the right notes on the iPhone and the iPod touch. This app allows users to compose music on Apple devices by offering up a virtual recording studio.
Bringing into play the multi-touch user interface on these devices, the company claims that the app is designed to enable all users to compose their own music, even if they haven’t really played any instruments before. It presents a virtual array of several instruments in a variety of styles like keyboard, guitar, drum and bass.
“GarageBand on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” explained Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “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.”
However, the application is not limited to virtual music composing. With this, users can connect an electric guitar to the Apple device and play and record through classic amps and stompbox effects. The integrated microphone also allows for recording voices, or even any acoustic sound, to accompany the composition.
And there’s help to be had whether users want to show off their musical genius or simply share it with friends and family. The app includes the facility of sharing the compositions through emails in AAC format. They can also be featured on the iTunes library on a Mac or PC.
The GarageBand app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch price for download is $4.99. It can now be grabbed from iTunes and is compatible with iOS 4.3 or higher operating systems.