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GarageBand for iOS Gains Dark Mode, External Hard Drive Support

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:27 pm PDT by
GarageBand, Apple's music making app designed for iPhones and iPads, was today updated to version 2.3.8, introducing support for iOS 13 features. The app now works with Dark Mode, and because GarageBand already had a darker interface, there are new lighter interface elements when used in Light Mode. GarageBand also now supports accessing files from external hard drives, SD card readers,...

Apple Celebrates 15th Anniversary of GarageBand This Sunday

Friday January 4, 2019 10:27 am PST by
Apple is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its popular music creation app GarageBand on Mac this upcoming Sunday, January 6. Apple says GarageBand, introduced at Macworld 2004 by its late co-founder Steve Jobs and musician John Mayer, has grown to be the most widely used music app in the world and is now on over one billion iPhones, iPads, and Macs globally. Apple provided a timeline of ...

GarageBand for Mac Updated With New Drummers, Loops, Sound Effects and Free Artist Lessons

Thursday June 21, 2018 10:57 am PDT by
Apple today updated its GarageBand music creation software for Mac to version 10.3, introducing new loops, sound effects, drummers, and more, all for free. There are two new Drummers that offer Roots and Jazz-influenced brush styles, along with 1,000 new electronic and urban loops that cover genres like Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap. Apple says that it has added more than 400...

Apple Updates Clips and GarageBand on iOS With New Educational Features

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:55 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Clips and GarageBand apps for iOS with several new educational features and other improvements. GarageBand for iOS Clips has received a wide range of new fonts, colors, layouts, animated labels and stickers, title cards with education-themed designs, and more, all of which provides students and teachers with more creative flexibility to prepare video presentations and...

Wu-Tang Clan Frontman RZA to Lead Music Lab Session at San Francisco Apple Store

Thursday January 11, 2018 1:27 am PST by
Wu-Tang Clan lead member and acclaimed American rapper RZA will host a Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. First spotted by AppleInsider, the the free-to-attend session called "Developing Your Sound with RZA" will reveal a number of techniques the hip-hop artist uses to produce his music. Attendees at the January 22 session will begin by...

GarageBand for iOS Gains iPhone X Support, New Sound Library for Downloading Instruments

Wednesday November 1, 2017 9:49 am PDT by
Apple today updated its GarageBand for iOS app to version 2.3, bringing support for the Super Retina OLED display of the iPhone X and introducing a new Sound Library designed to let users download additional free instruments, loops, and sound packs. Apple highlighted the new update in a Newsroom press release that goes over all of the new features. With the GarageBand Sound Library users...

Apple Working on Fix for Users Who Can't Open GarageBand on iOS 11

Friday October 13, 2017 9:01 am PDT by
Apple is "aware of" an issue preventing the GarageBand app from opening on iOS 11 for some users, and "investigating solutions," according to a new support document published on its website on Thursday. If the GarageBand app won't open after updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11, Apple says to turn off iCloud for GarageBand on the device in Settings > Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & ...

Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users

Tuesday April 18, 2017 10:55 am PDT by
Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now that purchase is not...

Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

Wednesday January 18, 2017 9:14 am PST by
Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps. GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in 2015, along with a new sound browser to make it easier for users to find instruments and...

Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, Xcode and iWork Apps With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:07 pm PDT by
Though the new MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar won't be in the hands of consumers for at least two more weeks, Apple today updated many of its Mac apps with support for the feature. GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and Xcode are now able to work with the Touch Bar built into new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines. In Xcode, the Touch Bar offers up...

Apple Updates GarageBand With New Instruments and Sounds to Celebrate Chinese Music

Monday May 16, 2016 4:16 pm PDT by
Apple today announced a major update to its GarageBand music creation software for Mac and iOS, adding a wide range of Chinese instruments that are designed to celebrate the "rich history of Chinese music." Today's update also includes "extensive Chinese language localization." In a press release, Apple says the update adds traditional Chinese instruments like the pipa and erhu, plus Chinese...

Hands-On With Apple's New Music Memos iOS App and GarageBand 2.1 Update

Wednesday January 20, 2016 4:29 pm PST by
Since the launch of Apple Music and its included Apple Music Connect social platform, Apple has been focusing efforts on its music creation tools, as evidenced by today's surprise release of a brand new iOS app called Music Memos and a significant update to the iOS version of GarageBand. Available for free, Music Memos is designed to allow musicians and songwriters to record, analyze, and...

Apple Launches 'Music Memos' App, Releases Major 'GarageBand for iOS' Update

Wednesday January 20, 2016 7:51 am PST by
Apple today announced it has released a free iOS app called Music Memos that enables musicians and songwriters to record and analyze high-quality, uncompressed audio using the iPhone's built-in microphone, or an external microphone. The app is currently rolling out on the App Store worldwide. Music Memos displays a small recording button when first opened, along with a waveform at the bottom ...

Apple Updates GarageBand for Mac With New Electronic/Hip Hop Synths and Drummers

Tuesday June 30, 2015 1:29 pm PDT by
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...

GarageBand for Mac Gaining New Synths and Features on June 30

Monday June 15, 2015 8:34 am PDT by
Apple has updated its GarageBand for Mac website to confirm that the music creation software will be updated with new features on June 30 alongside the launch of Apple Music, as noted by Macworld editor Kirk McElhearn on his personal blog Kirkville. GarageBand will gain new synth sounds and the software's built-in recording and editing features will be improved. Apple will be adding 100...

GarageBand for iPad Updated With Audio Output, File Import, and Audio Copy and Paste

Wednesday June 1, 2011 1:59 pm PDT by
Apple today pushed out an update to GarageBand [App Store] for iPad, adding a number of new features including audio output via AirPlay, Bluetooth, and HDMI, import of various audio file types including Apple Loops, and the ability to copy and paste audio files from compatible applications.What's New in Version 1.0.1 - Support for audio output over AirPlay, Bluetooth devices and HDMI with...