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    Default Apple Unveils GarageBand for iPad


    When Apple sent out invitations to a special event with an iPad peaking out of the corner of the image, it was pretty obvious what they were planning. There has been so much speculation regarding the iPad 2, that Apple has had a difficult time keeping things under wraps. They did manage one or two surprises at today’s event, however.

    Apple will be releasing GarageBand for iPad on March 11, the same day that the iPad 2 will be out. There are countless music creation apps available in the App Store already, however, this is the first time that Apple has ported a desktop music app to iOS. Apple has a long history of innovation when it comes to creating technology for musicians. Apple currently has several programs available for creating music including Logic Studio, Logic Express, and iLife’s GarageBand.

    GarageBand for iPad isn’t just a simple port of the desktop version. It has been fully reworked to take advantage of the iPad’s multi-touch interface. A few of the features include the ability to play over 70 modern and vintage synths including strings, leads and basses. You can also use arpeggiators to creating interesting soundscapes. Smart Guitars let you strum acoustic and electric guitars, using fingerpicking and complex strumming patters to create realistic sounding guitar parts. Or you can use Smart Keyboards, Smart Basses and Smart Drums to help you create music no matter what your skill level may be.



    GarageBand also includes an audio recorder so you can record your band practice or just a riff you don’t want to forget along the way. Xander Soren, director of music marketing said at today’s event, "This can record up to 8 tracks. Let's put that in perspective -- back when the Beatles did Sgt. Peppers, you could only do four tracks, and the machine was the size of a washing machine." Editing multiple tracks has been designed to be very intuitive as well.

    If you want include a piano part in your song, you can do so and produce some pretty realistic results, "Another thing about a piano is that you can play with dynamics... the sound is different when you tap softly or with force. How do we do that? With the accelerometer."



    When you’ve finished you masterpiece, GarageBand makes it easy for you to share your music. You can email your song from the iPad or you can sync it to iTunes and work on it later. One nice feature is the ability to start a project on the iPad and pick it up again on your computer at home. The files are compatible with each other, unlike Apple’s other iLife app on the iPad, iMovie.

    To rap up the GarageBand section at today event, Steve Jobs said, "I'm blown away with this stuff. Playing your own instruments, or using smart instruments, anyone can make music now. So, GarageBand for iPad. This is no toy. You can use this for real work. I cannot tell you how many hours teenagers are going to spend making music with this." GarageBand for iPad will be available on Friday, March 11, for $4.99. I can’t wait to try it out myself.



    Source: Apple
    Last edited by Wiley John Wright; 03-02-2011 at 02:30 PM.

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    They sure did spend a lot of time on this today. Looks pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    They sure did spend a lot of time on this today. Looks pretty cool
    they sure did, app looks great, and the piano keys sensing how hard you press is awesome
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    im not a musician, but i'll definitely spend $4.99 for this app...could have a lot of fun with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornet18 View Post
    im not a musician, but i'll definitely spend $4.99 for this app...could have a lot of fun with this!
    Wheres iphones version

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    Yea for $5 you cant go wrong

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    Garageband and iMovie are going to rock on the new iPad! Great job Apple

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    I agree.

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    That is awesome and the price is very reasonable. Pretty cool for both the musician and someone who just wants to have a little fun. Love the pressure sencing on the keyboard. Epic win.

    I have to chock this new iPad with:
    Apple - win
    Competition - left behind once again.

    Great time to be a consumer with all the close battles in the industry. Too bad it's effecting my pocketbook. Damn Apple. Lol

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    I have to have this....just do! Can't wait to purchase my iPad 2G woohoo!

    You think they'll make iMovie soon??...now that would be sick!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    I have to have this....just do! Can't wait to purchase my iPad 2G woohoo!

    You think they'll make iMovie soon??...now that would be sick!!
    It's already been done - it was shown today
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    As a musician/songwriter & studio owner, I'm more excited about this app for iPad 2 then any other feature! Now I can put my song ideas down wherever/whenever I go! Acoustics are great in the bathroom!

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    this is actually the thing that most impressed me today and that i'm most looking forward to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
    Garageband and iMovie are going to rock on the new iPad! Great job Apple
    I hope both of these apps, are compatitable with the 1stGen iPad ,,well I hope there's a way to import movies from my iPhone 4 :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX3NT3_713 View Post
    I hope both of these apps, are compatitable with the 1stGen iPad ,,well I hope there's a way to import movies from my iPhone 4 :?
    1st gen's cpu is way too slow for these types of applications to run smoothly...

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    One CRAB TO RULE THEM ALL!!!!

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    So any hope that this is compatible with 1st gen iPad?

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    Will it be on the iPod touch or if not is there an equivalent?

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    This may be the only app I buy for the iPad my work gave me. I used to love playing with GarageBand when I worked at CompUSA.

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    I might not use it often but I will get it.

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