Friday, 8 April 2011

Garageband for iPad - Music talent not required

As well as the launch of the iPad 2 on March 2nd, apple also released two new iPad apps, iMovie and Garageband. iMovie is only compatible with the iPad 2 but Garageband will work on the iPad1. Both apps cost a very respectable £2.99 in the app store.

So on with the overview of Garageband. First impressions are great, you are presented wit a screen to select your instrument/input method. These include Keyboard, Drums, Bass and guitaa amp mode.

There are also a number of "smart instruments" which allow you to easily create melodies on your iPad with no musical experience or talent. These are really fun and cool and your music can sound quite good after you've created it.

For one example of how amazing Garageband on iPad is we'll take a look at the keyboard. The keyboard is presented very nicely on the iPad, it defaults to one line but you can add two keyboard lines to play with chords. You can also adjust the width of the keys for bigger and smaller fingers.

Garageband for iPad is also really great because you can cut, edit and delete certain sections of clips that you have recorded on different instruments on a professional looking editor, just like Garageband for Mac.

1 comment:

  1. It Sounds Really good, just wish I had a Ipad to use it!!