GarageBand for iOS receives major update including Alchemy synth and third-party plugin support
GarageBand users can expect to see a few big changes. Firstly, the music suite now includes a limited version of synth powerhouse Alchemy, which Apple acquired two years ago with the purchase of Camel Audio. Unfortunately, this version of the synth is reduced to rompler functionality only, meaning users are restricted to using only pre-made patches, of which Apple supplies 150. Another new feature is the addition of multi-take recording, letting users capture multiple takes and choose the best one. The built-in Audio Recorder includes a number of new effects, including distortion, delays, and pitch correction.
GarageBand’s update is free for all existing and new users with iOS 10 compatible devices, and $4.99 for everyone else. Alchemy is supported on the iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4.
source: Apple Newsroom