When people say that the iPad is for content consumption, not creation, they've clearly never seen or used GarageBand. Apple's music app has let kids and experienced musicians alike create and record their own music ever since its iPad release in March of this year (much earlier on OS X). Now GarageBand 1.1 is out as a universal app with support for small iOS screens. Here's what's new:

  • Create custom chords for Smart Instruments
  • Support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures
  • Reset song key without transposing original recordings
  • Transpose songs in semitones or full octaves
  • Additional quantization options for recordings including, straight, triplet and swing
  • New audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed)
  • Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard
  • Adjustable velocity settings for Touch Instruments
  • Numerous enhancements, including automatic fade out and improved audio import options

It's $4.99 for new iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) or iPhone (3GS and above) users or a free update for existing iPad users.