Move GarageBand projects

Move seam­lessly from your iPhone or iPad to GarageBand on your Mac

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Start mu­si­cal thoughts on your iOS de­vice and build on them us­ing your Mac

Re­cent up­dates to the mo­bile and Mac ver­sions of GarageBand make mov­ing your projects from an iOS de­vice to your Mac eas­ier than ever be­fore thanks to iCloud shar­ing. It’s pos­si­ble to start record­ing and pro­gram­ming mu­sic on your iPad or iPhone, then share the raw project to your iCloud stor­age space and open it on your Mac for fur­ther edit­ing. The idea is that you can com­pose and record on the move and, when you want to get into more de­tailed ar­range­ment or edit­ing, you’ll prob­a­bly move over to your Mac for its greater horse­power. How­ever, you can’t go the other way and open a Mac project on iOS be­cause it in­tro­duces el­e­ments that are not present in the iOS ver­sion.

Even so, for cap­tur­ing mu­si­cal ideas wher­ever they come to you and later de­vel­op­ing them, iCloud makes the whole process as easy as you’d hope, and even sim­pler than the old method of us­ing iTunes File Shar­ing (which is still avail­able) to move the raw project data be­tween de­vices. With fairly gen­er­ous iCloud stor­age now avail­able, even large projects pose no prob­lem. Hollin Jones

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