GarageBand For iOS Update Brings Enhancements, Support For Audiobus

Apple has released a new update to GarageBand for iOS, adding a number of improvements and new features, like the added support for third party app Audiobus. If you haven’t used GarageBand before, it basically turns your iOS device into a recording studio, with a collection of instruments like drums, guitars, basses, and pianos.

With the added support for Audiobus, GarageBand can record audio sent in from standalone apps supported by Audiobus, a third-party iOS app that lets you play multiple music creation apps at the same time.

Typically, Apple doesn’t allow third-party app integration with its mobile offerings so this is a great turn of events for those who have invested in Audiobus but still like GarageBand’s multi-track recording studio. GarageBand’s update also brings a couple of other improvements:

  • Turn off grid snapping to get finer control over region and note editing
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in feedback while connecting 3rd-party audio accessories into the headphone/microphone jack
  • * Requires iPhone 4S, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 or later. Audiobus requires a separate purchase.

The latest update for GarageBand is now available on the App Store. If you don’t already have it, you can buy GarageBand for $4.99. Audiobus is also $4.99 in the App Store.

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Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.