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Apple GarageBand for Mac is an incredibly robust tool that brings together many of the most basic tools in audio recording and editing in a single interface for Mac users. Fully compatible with the iOS version of the app, Garageband is a great start if you're just beginning to record audio on your computer and need straightforward tools for editing.


Automatic settings for different recording types: When you start a new project, GarageBand allows you to choose any number of presets to get started. This allows you to streamline the process and get into the recording steps much faster. Those settings may not be perfect for every recording, but it's a quick way to get started.

Quick setup and easy editing layouts: Once you've started, editing different audio tracks is fast and easy. The three-pane interface allows you to quickly access metadata, add markers, insert new audio, or create new tracks. There are also plenty of basic presets for audio filters.


Hidden elements and somewhat limited tutorials: While GarageBand has quite a few tools for an essentially free service, some are hard to find, and others are there but don't provide the tutorials or tooltips needed to use properly unless you know what you're looking for. The Internet is full of tutorials on how to use this tool, however. So for those without access to a more robust suite, this is still a very good entry-level replacement.

Bottom Line

As an entry-level tool that doesn't cost anything to Mac owners, GarageBand is a perfect fit for most early-recording efforts. While it won't replace a full-blown audio recording and editing suite, it does wonders for basic podcast, instrumental recordings, and other digital recordings. It's well worth having for every audiophile Mac owner.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.0.3
  • Adds support for OS X Yosemite
  • Access audio effect plug-ins for more detailed control over the sound of your tracks
  • Build your own bass rig with Bass Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
  • New Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings
  • Share GarageBand projects with Mail Drop
  • Vertical zoom automatically adjusts the height of your tracks
  • Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
Publisher Apple
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Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 10.0.3
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 47.61MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 715,288
Downloads Last Week 350
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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