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Transform your iPad into a mobile controller for GarageBand running on the Mac
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Do you use Garageband '11 or '09 on your Mac and want to make song creation, evaluation and recording more productive? With the gbTouch iPad music app, you can control many GarageBand functions easily from your iPad's touch screen. Spend less time moving a mouse and more time making music!
Note: gbTouch is NOT compatible - does not work - with the current Apple GarageBand for Mac (the version that has been available since October, 2013). gbTouch will only support the older GarageBand ’11 or ’09 for the Mac.

Please read the Requirements & Setup before purchasing gbTouch. gbTouch requires the download & installation of gbLink, a (free) program for your Mac. The download link for gbLink is in the Requirements & Setup section below.

Theme styles and flexible orientation

Choose between 4 major theme styles to change the look of gbTouch anytime. Simply go to the iPad Settings app, click on gbTouch, and pick your style from the Themes list.

The layout also adjusts for landscape or portrait orientation.
Performance mode offers keys and drum pad controller overlays - see below.
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gbTouch Screenshot Sampler

Sample screenshots in the Mixer, Texture, Minimal and Steel theme styles are shown below
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gbTouch lets your iPad control commonly used GarageBand functions

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Use the large Transport buttons to quickly move around your song, playback, record, or enable the cycle.
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Individually select, mute or solo tracks & adjust their volume. Use the arrow keys to view more tracks in your song. Track names are displayed and tracks are color coded for software (green) vs. real (blue) instrument tracks.
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Performance mode allows MIDI keyboard or drum pad playing using GarageBand software instruments. Record onto a GarageBand track if desired.
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Left: Add, delete or duplicate a track - great for recording away from the computer! Undo, Redo, & Save.
Right: Always know where you're at with the dynamic "LCD display". Choose to display Project Information (tempo, time signature) or Playhead location (bar-beat or hr-min-sec)* *Time based playhead location enabled with a Preference Setting and has some limitations
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Quickly move the Playhead; Set the Cycle Start and End points
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Adjust Effects with the Track Edit screens. Numeric values displayed for both track volume and track pan and change on fader movement.
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Press in the LCD display to adjust tempo or go to a specific location in your song
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Click on the icon above to go to the gbLink download page

What is gbLink?

gbLink is a small Mac OSX program that allows gbTouch on your iPad to communicate with GarageBand on your Mac. IT IS REQUIRED FOR GBTOUCH TO WORK.

You must download gbLink using a web browser (like Safari) on your Mac, then open it & install it on the Mac where you run GarageBand (not your iPad). You also need Wi-Fi.

See the "Requirements & Setup" link button at the top of this page for more information.
Current Version: 3.1.2

Version 3.1.2 is required for
gbTouch 3.4 or higher