GarageBand for PC and Mac

Published by Apple on 2024-03-12

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.13.6
  • Category: Music
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 10.4.11
  • File size: 964.10 MB

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GarageBand Overview

What is GarageBand? GarageBand is a music creation app for Mac that allows users to easily create great-sounding songs. It features a simple interface, interactive visual EQ, and Quick Help for useful hints. The app includes Drummer, a virtual session drummer that plays realistic beats and can be customized with performance controls. The Sound Library offers a fresh collection of sounds and instruments, including Apple Loops and Drummer loops. Smart Controls allow users to shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders. Amp Designer and Pedalboard offer a variety of guitar amps, cabinets, and stompbox effects. GarageBand allows users to create a song with up to 255 tracks, change the timing of audio recordings with Flex Time, and align the rhythm and timing of all tracks with Groove Track. The app can be used with iCloud to keep projects up to date across multiple Mac computers and import songs from GarageBand for iOS. It also works with Logic Remote, allowing users to play any GarageBand instrument wirelessly on their iPad. GarageBand includes 40 Basic Lessons for guitar and piano, as well as free Artist Lessons taught by famous musicians.


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GarageBand Features and Description

1. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Windows computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud.

2. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app.

3. Mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard or crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer.

4. GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Windows.

5. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer.

6. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls.


  • - Easy to learn and use
  • - Ability to transfer projects from tablet to desktop
  • - Powerful music making program
  • - Useful loop utility

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


GarageBand - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By haloinfinite

    Great for Free

    i have used it for about a year now and have been very pleased. Granted, I am brand new at this recording and DAW stuff but as a starter it is great! Two reasons why: it is free and easy to navigate. I picked it up very quickly and to me everything is in a very convinient spot. Now looking at some of these reviews, allot of people are saying that they miss stuff from the old versions, specifically sound loops and the sound library. I can understand someone being frustrated that Microsoft took away some stuff but for me, I wanna sit down and make music out of scratch, so I do not care about the loops at all because I like to compose my own stuff. And plus, the selection of instruments is really good. In addition, there are multiple effects and numerous amounts of musical elements you can add to the recordings of each instrument and each one varies by what they have, showing the difference in each instrument. This alone proves that a good amount of time and effort was put into making this (FREE) music DAW. So in reality, to those people that are rating this at 1 or 2 stars, you need to stop complaining about this free music app that you only had to download!!! If you really want something so spectacular, than get logic x or switch to pro tools. Just stop crapping on garage band when all it did was show up.

  • By Raffercm


    I’ve been using Garageband for 7 years now. Granted, this is a school laptop & I’m not any music pro, but I would say I’ve become pretty advanced with Garageband over the years. When my school reimages the Macs every school year, all of our purchased apps get automatically updated. When I was prepared to make more advanced music for college (I’m 16), I noticed something pretty off. #1, THE ARPEGGIATOR IS GONE FOR ANY KIND OF DRUM KIT. This helped me keep tempo with MANY of my projects & now it’s almost impossible to remake them in my own loop. Not to mention, some of the loops are gone too. Granted, I semi enjoy some of the new sounds like the clap & snapping, but I want my arpeggiator back. I can’t make music without it. I fell in love with this app, & I’d hate to not use it when I constantly have new tunes in my head I could make on here. I’d give this app 5 stars, but it’s now almost useless if you want to be able to produce good, on beat music. Looks like I'm going to have to save $200 to purchase Logic Pro if this doesn’t get fixed. I would really not like to have to do that because I have a lot of faith in Garageband when it comes to producing my music. Come on now Microsoft, you’re better than this.

  • By morty the mortified

    Garage Band is dead. Why? Why?

    Everything is gone. Everything. No Bass (I mean NO BASS?!?!?!), no loops, no strings, no woodwinds, no FX…I mean, i was just using Garage Band a year ago and it had EVERYthing and it made me feel like a genius in less than ten minutes. Now, everything is gone and it’s HARD to use. All you have is a couple guitars, some drums, and keyboards and a bunch of dead ends in setting up your tracks. I mean, if you want to do ALL the work, you can play your own instruments into a microphone. Whoopie! What are you guys selling instruments now? Well excuse me for not owning a bass and, oh yes, an ENTIRE FREAKING Orchestra…so that I can record all the samples that used to be included. Please, just sell all the other stuff you took out as “Pro” or something. I’ll pay. I want these things back. Please bring them back. I want Garage Band back! Now, I will have to spend a year learning Logic to even come close to having the fun I used to have with Garage Band. What is wrong with you people? It’s sick. What, did the music industry bribe you to hobble the average person’s ability to make music? I literally can think of no other explanation. Just so, so, so, disappointing. Deleting from computer. Worthless.

  • By Chiliconcarnival

    More Soundcloud options please!

    I just switched from Pro Tools First to GarageBand to record my twice weekly Podcast, and so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The functionality and options available are fantastic. When I saw that it has the ability to load directly to Soundcloud, I got very excited. However, that excitement was short lived when I discovered that it doesn’t have the option to add a description to your track or Tags. Seeing as I am using both GarageBand and Soundcloud for Podcasting purposes, those are essential options. That being said, I can still just load the file directly on the Soundcloud page like I have always done. It would just be super convenient to be able to do it straight from the GarageBand app with all of the settings I need. Still, this is a great little program that I find easier to use and more convenient than Pro Tools First if you are looking for the free options out there.

  • By DannTee83

    Big Bang onna Budget

    Ive used garageband on my ipad for years before being able to afford a Windows. The crossover was simple all of the same functionalities with a few more bells and whistles (minus touch screen capabilities) so the learning process from mobile to desktop was quick and easily picked up while giving me more creating power. This DAW has to be one of the easiest but most effective music making progs. avail. and i grew to like the connection between the tablet and desktop giving the ability to transfer projects right from tablet GB to Windows version GB with no issues, and i later in life found the LOGIC app offers a mixing and more app that remotely works with desktop GB which made my add ins and mixing visible!!! from my tablet!!! as i worked!!!. Thumbs up on this software here which was an excellent gateway, stepping stone, lead off intro into LOGIC PRO X which is the same software but a more professional looking layout. So in return GB a great tool to have, even on my tablet which is my go to on the fly and actually has landed me several local and nationally known clients to work with due to its flexability and capabilities, Go hard at your craft you guys!!! im closer and closer to living out my dreams because of DAWS such as GB and LOGIC PRO. thanks Microsoft you guys rock

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