Apple today updated GarageBand
for Mac to version 10.0.2, bringing several improvements including the ability to export tracks in MP3 format and three new Drummer options in the $4.99 content pack.
What's New in Version 10.0.2
- Improves stability and addresses a number of minor issues
- Adds the option to export songs as an MP3
- Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
- Includes 3 new Drummers and drum kits from the rock, songwriter, and R&B genres*
*Part of the one-time in-app purchase that includes the complete set of GarageBand sounds, loops, and drummers, as well as access to the GarageBand Lesson Store.
GarageBand 10 was introduced
alongside OS X Mavericks last October and was part of a significant shift in Apple's business model that saw all iLife and iWork apps for iOS and Mac devices become free for customers purchasing new devices. While the basic GarageBand app for Mac is a free download
[Mac App Store
], additional content such as virtual drummers, lessons, sounds, and loops are part of a $4.99 in-app purchase package due to licensing costs associated with the content.