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GarageBand for iOS: What's new in GarageBand for iOS 1.0.1

Learn more about what's new in GarageBand for iOS 1.0.1.

Paste an audio file from the clipboard

You can paste an audio file from an app that supports copying audio to the clipboard. GarageBand for iOS supports uncompressed audio files with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and 16-bit depth (the standard for audio CDs).

Audio files copied from another app can be pasted to Audio Recorder or Guitar amp tracks.
 

To paste an audio file:

  1. Move the playhead to the point where you want the audio file to start.
  2. Tap the track where you want to paste the audio file, then tap Paste.

    You can also tap an empty area of Tracks view, then tap Paste. In this case the audio file is pasted into a new empty track.


Import an audio file

You can import an audio file from your computer into Tracks view. GarageBand for iOS supports uncompressed audio files with a 44.1 kHz sample rate and 16-bit depth (the standard for audio CDs). You can also import Apple Loops. If the audio file is an unsupported sample rate or bit depth it will be unavailable in the import window. 

 

To import an audio file:

  1. On your computer, add the audio files you want to import to the GarageBand File Sharing area in iTunes.
    In GarageBand for iOS, tap the View button to open Tracks view.
  2. Move the playhead to the point where you want to add the audio file.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To add the audio file to a blue Audio Recorder or Guitar Amp track, tap the track.
    • To add the audio file to a new empty track, tap the empty Tracks view area.
  4. Tap Import and select the audio file you want to import from the list.

    The audio file appears in Tracks view, starting from the playhead position.

 

Use GarageBand for iOS with external output devices

You can use GarageBand for iOS with external devices, including AirPlay, Bluetooth, and HDMI-equipped media devices. When using any of these devices there is no support of audio input. This means that you cannot record sound with the Audio Recorder or Sampler, and cannot play a guitar with the Guitar Amp Touch Instrument.

After you connect an external device to your iOS device, you must set GarageBand for iOS to send audio to the device.

To use GarageBand for iOS with external output devices:

  1. In the control bar, tap the Song Settings button.
  2. Tap the "AirPlay - Bluetooth - HDMI" switch On.

When you are finished using GarageBand for iOS with the external device, tap the switch Off.

While the "AirPlay - Bluetooth - HDMI" switch is on, an alert appears if you try to record an Audio Recorder or Guitar Amp Touch Instrument, or if you try to record a sound with the Sampler. You can turn the switch off from the alert.
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