Apple has just released the mighty impressive GarageBand app for the iPad ($4.99). Made to work on both iPad 1 & 2, GarageBand is a powerful music app that will turn your tablet into a mobile recording studio.
GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iPad. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record, or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.
Apple’s own iMovie app was also updated today and it is now universal, supporting the iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4th gen) and iPad 2. Sadly, owners of the original iPad won’t be able to run this memory intensive movie editing application. If you already own it for the iPhone/iPT, be sure to grab the update as it offers quite a few new features. The guided video tour for both iMovie and GarageBand can be found here.
Apple has posted guided tours for iBooks, iMovie and GarageBand - a day before the launch of the iPad 2. They range from about 3 – 6 minutes and provide a great overview of what they’re capable of, especially for those who are new to the iOS platform. You can check out the videos on Apple’s page here, or view them via embedded youtube clips below.
Michael Koerbel has just proved that iMovie for the iPhone 4 isn’t just another media app. His multi-shot, multi-scene movie, “Apple of my eye” is proof that both new technologies are powerful tools. Mr. Koerbel hasn’t revealed all the technology used in the making of the film, but suffice it to say that strapped to ingenious panning machines, impressive videos can be shot.
Thank you Apple.
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This year’s WWDC debuted a load of eye candy, but iMovie caught my especial attention. It requires the extra power of the fast A4 processor that sits below both the iPad and the iPhone 4. Unfortunately, iMovie looks to work only for the iPhone 4. Things may change – God knows that the iPad should be better for movie editing – but ‘when’ and ‘if’ are somewhat dark. Another puzzling thing: iMovie won’t be able to export projects to the Mac version of iMovie.