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    GarageBand Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to GarageBand for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is FL Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Cross DJ or Music Maker Jam. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GarageBand and 18 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to GarageBand are Bandlab (Free), Spire (Freemium), Cubasis (Paid) and Auria (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 28, 2022
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    1. FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of professional tools for everything from audio editing and beat creation to advanced arrangement, composition, mixing and mastering.
      FL Studio vs GarageBand opinions
      Most users think FL Studio is a great alternative to GarageBand.
      This is exactly what I've been looking for. The perfect site with just what I need
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Mix, scratch, sample, record: rock great parties with top-DJ features.
      Cross DJ vs GarageBand opinions
      Most users think Cross DJ is a great alternative to GarageBand.
      Does not let you sequence audio files
      Negative comment almost 7 years ago


    2. Start a jam session - anytime, anywhere!
      Music Maker Jam vs GarageBand opinions
      Some users think Music Maker Jam is a great alternative to GarageBand, some don't.
      This is just a loop mixing app for non-commercial use only, meaning you don't have the freedom to sell your music or put it on Monetized videos on Youtube.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      As someone else said, it's just a loop mixing app. You could try it out, but I don't think it's worth the time if you're looking to create full-fledged songs that you want to sell.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      This is a loop mixing software that has a big variety of loops that can be purchased in packs. However you get 4 packs of your choice for free. Note: can not save until track is completed.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    3. Bandlab is the cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe. Create and collaborate on music through intuitive mobile and web apps that lets you assemble songs from scratch or remix projects shared by others.
    4. Music Recording Studio.

      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Cubasis is Steinberg's full-featured DAW for mobile devices. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze.
    5. Auria is a mobile music production system designed from the ground up for the iPad.
      Most users think Auria is a great alternative to GarageBand.
    6. Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we'll leave it up to you!
    7. Web based production tool.
    8. Playground is a new way to experience the music of curated artists from around the globe.
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