Following the launch of Apple Music, Apple today updated GarageBand for Mac to version 10.1, adding new features and a huge amount of new content for musicians and sound makers to work with. The update to GarageBand was first announced in mid-June.

The update brings 10 new Drummers with beats appropriate for electronic music and Hip Hop styles like House, Trap, Techno, and Dubstep, plus it adds more than 100 EDM and Hip Hop-inspired synth sounds, each of which includes Transform Pad Smart Control for tweaking sounds to each user's personal taste. There are also 1,000 new Apple Loops made from a wide variety of instruments.

GarageBand OS X
Today's update brings support for the Force Touch trackpad when GarageBand is used with the MacBook or new MacBook Pros, and it includes a new feature that lets music be shared directly to Apple Music Connect, Apple's new social networking platform aimed at artists.

-10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic music and Hip Hop styles including House, Trap, Techno, Dubstep and more
- Over 100 EDM and Hip Hop-inspired synthesizer Patches featuring the new Transform Pad Smart Control for sound morphing
- Record the movements of software instrument Smart Controls to capture performances of effect and tone adjustments
- 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues
- Share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect
- Adds support for Force Touch trackpad
- Resolves an issue which prevented the export of long recordings
- Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility

Apple has also released a minor update for its GarageBand app for iOS, introducing bug fixes and the ability to share music directly from the app to Apple Music Connect.

GarageBand for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

GarageBand for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

iConnected Avatar
81 months ago
I don't want a GarageBand update - I want iTunes first! :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JupiterGPL Avatar
81 months ago
I WANT PODCASTING!!!!



(I feel better after yelling)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjm18 Avatar
81 months ago
And still no iTunes update
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
81 months ago
Getting eerily close to Logic territory. Will be interesting to see what happens in a couple of years.
Don't forget, you can use Apple's iOS "Logic Remote" app to control GarageBand, and Mainstage 3. Logic Remote is free, and wicked cool.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
81 months ago
Where the hell is iTunes 12.2?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
milo Avatar
81 months ago
Is Garageband not free anymore?

edit- Or rather, when did it become paid? I have it on my iphone and macbook pro and don't recall ever paying for it.
It's not, looks like five bucks. Might come free with a new mac though.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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