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Apple has announced that its music creation app, GarageBand, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users. Introduced earlier this year on the iPad, GarageBand employs the Cupertino-based tech outfit's multi-touch interface to make it easy for users to create and record their own songs, even if they’ve never played an instrument before.

GarageBand features a collection of touch instruments that imitates the sound of their real life counterparts exactly and make it simple for beginners or experienced musicians to play and record keyboards, guitars, drums and basses in a wide variety of styles. Smart Instruments now allow users to choose from an extensive new library of custom chords so that they can play and strum along with their favourite songs.

Users will also be able to plug their electric guitar into an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to play and record through classic amps and stompbox effects, or record their voice or any acoustic sound using the built-in microphone. GarageBand allows you to record and mix up to eight tracks and then share the finished song with friends or send it to a Mac computer to keep working on it in GarageBand or Logic Pro.

GarageBand 1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store for $4.99 (about R40) to new users, or as a free update for existing GarageBand for iPad customers. GarageBand will run on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S as well as the iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation).

In related news, distributor of Apple’s products in Southern Africa, Core Group, recently announced that Gijima has been appointed as the first Apple Authorised Systems Integrator in Southern Africa.

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