12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2014 3:21 PM by léonie
thierry007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can I sync garage band 11 with garageband iOS7??


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • thierry007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I mean, will it repond in both ways?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,265 points)

    It is one way only:

     

    GarageBand '11 can open GarageBand projects that have been shared to iTunes on your IOS device. When you open them in GarageBand '11 on your Mac, they will be upgraded to GarageBand '11 format.

     

    But you cannot share GarageBand '11 projects created on your mac to GarageBand on IOS, only projects that originally have been created on the IOS device.

     

    I tested this on IOS 7 with GarageBand 1.3, not yet with the new GB 2.0.

  • Scott Nourse Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It doesn't look like it works both ways.  With Garageband 2 you can save a project to iCloud, and Garageband 11 can Import IOS Projects from the File->iCloud menu.  

     

    This triggers a compatibility download...

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  • thierry007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok thks guys.. But I really think apple should work on solving this. It could be huge..

  • CrankyCount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This looks like a money grab to me (or something, I can't work it out).  My i-pad is updated to ios7 (now the 3rd version I think) and I have a MacBook Air full-house - its about 2 years old and has Mac OSX 10.7.5.  I've been composing for a while now using the i-pad off-site and then I transfer the G-band project across using i-tunes later.  Its been very handy as I can create certain tracks while away and then combine them later.  Just now I've gone to import a new drum track I created while away and now discover that I can't open it with the following message:

     

    How do I get around this?  Do I have to install the new version of Garage band?  Not happy if I do.  Will all the existing projects open in the new version?  I've read some reviews stating that the new version is more novice-like and lacks heaps of compatibility etc.  Do I need to go back to Cubase?  I hope not - I've been enjoying my Apple stuff but no longer if it keeps getting harder.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,265 points)

    Your error message does not show; what does it say?

  • CrankyCount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, it says on my MacBook "Can't Open Song", "This song requires a newer version of GarageBand. Please update to the latest version of GarageBand before opening this song". I'm a bit stinky that I only find this out as a surprise mid-flight.   I don't want a new version and if I have no choice, I need to know that all the existing projects will open in the new version and function normally as they are mixed with substantial audio modifications and effects.

  • Geraldson88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leonie:

     

    Good reply.

     

    GB

  • Mr. Drive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, I would like to continue to work on GB projects in my rMBP late 2013 (all updates applied) and I still cannot import GB projects from iOS7  (iPad 2) exported onto itunes (latest version too)...

    GB on Mavericks says that the project requires a newer version of GB...

    Could anyone tell me where should I get this new version? because it is clearly not available from the app store...

     

    I mean, the main point in going apple all-the-way is to NOT struggle with compatibility issues, right?

    C'mon Apple, fix this ASAP!

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,265 points)

         GB on Mavericks says that the project requires a newer version of GB...

    Could anyone tell me where should I get this new version? because it is clearly not available from the app store...

     

    What is your GarageBand version? You probably need to upgrade from GarageBand '11 (version 6.0.5) to the new GarageBand 10.0.  GarageBand 10.0 is free with Mavericks. Buy it from the AppStore.   it is a purchase, not an update.  You should find it in the "Featured" panel of the AppStore, not on the "Updates" panel.

  • Mr. Drive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Léonie,

    That was genius, I totally missed the fact that there is a huge difference between GB'11 and GB 10.0. I knew it was supposed to come with mavericks, so I actually downloaded GB'11, and that there actually two versions available on the app store... I was absolutely convinced it was the newest version with all the updates, but things did not quite fit well as I was unable to see the drummer or to connect with Logic Remote, and of course, I was unable to import iOS7 GB projects.

     

    I saw the really bad reviews of GB 10.0 with all its limited options (and conspiracy theories on how aple wants everyone to buy Logic by taking away features from further GB releases), so I renamed the GB'11 app in the applications folder and downloaded GB 10.0, so I now have coexisting copies. I actually quickly appreciated GB 10.0 automations for improved track control.... It kind of ***** you have to buy extra effects, loops and guitar pedals, but I guess they have to capitalize on this great product somehow....

     

    Oh and I forgot, I managed to import iCloud-shared projects from iOS GB from the cloud to keep working on them with the computer. And what is best, logic remote works!

     

    Very happy so far with the change.

     

    Thanks again!

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (65,265 points)

    It kind of ***** you have to buy extra effects, loops and guitar pedals, but I guess they have to capitalize on this great product somehow....

     

    If you already own GarageBand '11 you do not need to buy the in-app purchase, see:

    Expanding GarageBand for Mac (v10.0) content with an in-app purchase

     

    Select "Restore Purchase" to install the content instead of "Download More Sounds".