Mentioned by recording engineer and frequent collaborator Stephen Sedgwick in this July 2017 *Sound on Sound* interview about the production of Gorillaz's *Humanz*. > “Damon already had been demoing things during the last months of 2015, using GarageBand,” recalls Sedgwick. “In the past he used a four-track cassette recorder, but once he had an iPad he switched to GarageBand, because he loves the speed and simplicity and how easy it is to pick sounds. It allows him to get his ideas down really quickly, and if something doesn’t work, he can immediately move on to something else. He’ll demo anything that gets the ball rolling: a guitar/vocal recording, chord patterns, synth parts, a loop, beats, and so on.more
He paged through the drum presets in GarageBand for a while before picking a messy-sounding kit. With two thumbs, he tapped out a simple beat, maybe 30 seconds long. Then he went back to the Rickenbacker. He played a riff he’d stumbled on while tuning, recording it on a separate GarageBand track over top of the drums.more
Iv'e always found the IOS version easier to use than the Mac version. The Mac version is better, but i've learned a lot of tricks for the mobile version, and usually just import sounds from my computer.
I know most producers don’t use GarageBand for iOS, but I like it. I’ve used it for many songs and I think the more I got familiar with it, the better my songs got. If you’re a beginner then you should try it out!
Can't be comparable to real daws, impossible to mix music normally, but we use that to write demos for our music
(Yegor Tarasov, Gleb Semenov, Andrey Davidyan, Philipp Davidyan)
I used this for a long time, but besides mixing loops, there wasn't much for me to do since I couldn't update the app. There is a humongous collection of high quality samples and loops to pick and choose from, however, putting the price near pretty close to worth it.