iPad Pro iPad Pro, Garageband and Pencil

Skika

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Does anyone know if Garageband works with the Apple pencil for drawing notes and stuff?
 

tonyp145

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I'm also very interested in the answer to this question. I just bought an iPP this weekend, I have GB (which I never use) and I haven't bought the Pencil yet. Still trying to decide if I would use it. This would certainly push me in that direction. Let's hope someone posts who knows the answer.
 

PBG4 Dude

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Just tried now in the "piano roll" section for adding/editing notes. Pencil works just like your finger. Only affects one note at a time, can't draw a bunch of notes. Let me know if you want me to try anything else.

I haven't found the area that looks like sheet music. I know GarageBand on the Mac has the ability to build sheet music using notes and rests and stuff, but haven't found this on the iPad version. Going to search online and see if this functionality is in iPad GarageBand.
 
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tonyp145

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Thanks for doing that, I bought a notation app called Notion that I'd like to try with the Pencil. Even if I could only enter one note at a time I'm sure it would be quicker than trying to work with my big fat fingers! :) Of course I have Finale on my MBP so it's probably a little silly. Still it would be nice to sketch out some bass lines while reclining on the sofa with my iPP. Hmm...
 

Wando64

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Thanks for doing that, I bought a notation app called Notion that I'd like to try with the Pencil. Even if I could only enter one note at a time I'm sure it would be quicker than trying to work with my big fat fingers! :) Of course I have Finale on my MBP so it's probably a little silly. Still it would be nice to sketch out some bass lines while reclining on the sofa with my iPP. Hmm...
I did a Google search and I found this: http://myscript.com/tag/music/
and this: http://www.presonus.com/press/press_releases/PreSonus-Notion-for-iOS-Adds-Handwriting-and-Apple-Pencil-Support-to-iPad

Looks like you might be in luck with Notion.
 

Skika

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Thanks for all the replies, guess im buying an apple pencil soon:)