Apple has extended its music creation app GarageBand to be available on iPhone and iPod touch. Introduced earlier this year on iPad, GarageBand uses a Multi-Touch interface to make it easy to create and record songs, even if users have never played an instrument before.
“GarageBand on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said 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.”
GarageBand features a collection of Touch Instruments such as keyboards, guitars, drums and basses in a wide variety of styles.
Smart Instruments also now allow you to choose from an extensive new library of custom chords so you can play and strum along with your favourite songs.
Electric guitars can be plugged into iPads, iPhones or iPod touches to play and record through classic amps and stompbox effects, or voice and other sounds can be recorded using the built-in microphone.
Up to eight tracks can be recorded and mixed and then shared with friends or send to your Mac to be worked on in GarageBand or Logic Pro.
GarageBand runs on iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and 3rd & 4th generation iPod touches.