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GarageBand OS X App Released March 11th For $5

Apple has unveiled its plans to bring the GarageBand OS X app to the iPad tablet in the second week of March.

During the launch of the iPad 2, the company also previewed the tablet version of the application, announcing that it would be releasing the app on March 11th, pricing it at $5.

Apple's music production app will allow iPad owners to create and play music by connecting instruments to the device or by using the touch enabled instruments provided within the app. GarageBand for iPad will come with samples of instruments, a drum board and around 250 music loops.

PC World explains that the app uses the device's accelerometers to measure the level of pressure deployed by each finger tip while playing a virtual instrument. This feature will allow the app to produce sound based on the pressure.

GarageBand will come with support for multi-track record and let users mix eight different tracks in one go.

The app will also come with a range of virtual instruments that can be strummed or played like their physical counterparts thanks to the multi-finger touch enabled interface that the iOS 4.3 update will bring to the new iPad.

GarageBand users will be able to share their creations with their friends via email or send them to their iTunes account.