Tag - GarageBand
Apple has shipped an update for GarageBand for the Mac, adding in extra support for the companion apps on iOS. Version 10.11 of the app is now compatible with the functions introduced into GarageBand for iOS at the start of the year, including Live Loops, as well as the ability to open up song projects created in Music Memos, and for those just using the Mac for music creation, a large collection of new loops to use in their projects.
GarageBand version 2.1, which dropped during the past week, is one of the biggest point updates to hit this outstanding mobile app for iPad and iPhone. For those unfamiliar with GarageBand for iOS, it is a remarkably powerful music creation tool that makes it easy for both musicians and non-musicians alike to create music. Not only that, but the latest version also makes it incredibly easy to share your compositions with friends on social networks or with your fans on iTunes Connect, if you're set up with a professional account. Read on to find out what's new in the latest version, and why we're particularly excited by this update.
Apple has released a number of updates for iOS devices revolving around music creation. GarageBand 2.1 for iOS adds in a new Live Loops feature for quickly laying down tracks, as well as introducing the Drummer from the Mac version of GarageBand, while Music Memos is a new app inspired by Voice Memos that adds in musician-friendly features to help with songwriting and developing tracks from an iPhone.
So, something has happened. You're staring down a nearly empty drive on your computer for one reason or another, and you're assessing which Apps to reinstall. If you're a podcaster, the older version of GarageBand is a pretty obvious choice -- after a simple "trust this (expired) certificate" dialog box click-through, you're good to go. Until, you want to patch the program to the last iteration of version 6, and it tells you that you can't, because the app has been modified, when it clearly has not. In today's Pointers Extra, MacNN will get you through this awkward, and poorly documented, problem.
Following the launch of Apple Music, Apple pushed out the latest version of GarageBand for both Mac and iOS. GarageBand, as you are likely aware, is Apple's entry-level music production software that ships free with all Macs. While the latest release doesn't do much to change the experience of using the software, it does introduce a range of additional content that can be used to create new music.
Apple continued with its cascade of updates on Tuesday with updates to iBooks Author (now at version 2.3) and Garageband (version 10.1), alongside an earlier update for iMovie (updated to v10.0.9). The Garageband update is the most significant of the three, bringing a wealth of new drummers, drum kits, and synthesizer patches, mostly focused on electronic dance music (EDM) and Hip Hop.
If you're a musician with lots of experience or a budding musician with little experience, Apple's GarageBand is a marquee music making application. For some, GarageBand is a key factor in choosing a Mac with many graduating to Apple's pro-audio suite Logic. As affordable as Logic is, the best part about GarageBand is that is completely free when buying a Mac. Regardless, when you run into a seemingly intractable sound file installation bug with GarageBand, it can cool the ardor for the free package. We've got a solution.
Music production app GarageBand has received an update for iOS, including support for iOS 8. Users can use their iOS device to "play" a collection of instruments and record musical pieces.
People picking up a 64 or 128GB iPhone 6/6 Plus later this week will find several of Apple's iLife and iWork apps pre-installed, a leaked internal Apple training document reveals. The company specifically lists iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and iTunes U. "These apps are also available as a free download from the App Store for the 16GB models," Apple writes.
Apple has released a minor update for the Mac edition of GarageBand, v10.0.2. The main addition is the ability to export songs directly to MP3, saving time and effort in conversion. Apple has also added three new Drummers and drumkits for the rock, R&B, and singer/songwriter genres, but only for people who've purchased the app's complete sound library.