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#148839 - 07/10/12 08:02 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: A few useful music apps for the iPhone [Re: maiki]
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I've seen it both ways but in most cases, yes, you buy the iPad version separately.
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#148840 - 08/06/12 01:58 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: A few useful music apps for the iPhone [Re: Matt Finley]
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By the way, I would recommend that all musicians using an IOS device get GarageBand.

As an Apple product, I thought previously that it came with IOS, but it doesn't. It only costs $4.99 though, and is worth it.

Although not geared towards pro musicians specifically, there is much in it that a pro would find interesting, and perhaps usable in some way. It take some experimentation to find out all its capabilities. It is certainly better than a large percentage of music apps out there.

It is a large download, almost 1GB. (One download/purchase will work for both Ipad and Iphone/Itouch.) I assume most of that download are the samples. It doesn't have a lot of instruments, but those it has are quite high quality in sound for IOS. Some real cool loops as well.

It includes a cool sampler. Record yourself singing one note with it, then play your voice (or anything else) all over the keyboard.

One limitation that I hope they overcome- although I think it can export to audio, I don't think there is any way to import or export MIDI, although the program clearly involves MIDI as well as audio, no way currently to export the MIDI for further work on the desktop./

#148841 - 08/06/12 11:57 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: A few useful music apps for the iPhone [Re: maiki]
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Sorry for the bad link above, it was working correctly at one time. I don't have a working link but a Google search should come up with something useful.

Yes, GB is an excellent app. The smart Instruments are worth the price alone. I agree that more importing/exporting capabilities would be quite helpful. I am a PC user so I cannot test this but other users say that GB can export to a format that a MAC/GB system understands and can further develop the song in Logic.
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