GarageBand gains new remix sessions with Katy Perry and K-pop group Seventeen

Apple has launched a pair of new GarageBand remix sessions featuring K-pop supergroup Seventeen as well as American singer and songwriter Katy Perry.

Group photo of the Korean pop group Seventeen
K-pop supergroup Seventeen uses GarageBand | Image: Apple
  • What’s happening? Apple has released two new remix sessions for its GarageBand app, featuring content from K-pop sensation Seventeen and American singer and songwriter Katy Perry whose 2019 single “Harleys in Hawaii” received a huge uplift thanks to TikTok.
  • Why care? Do you like Katy Perry’s music? How about K-pop? If you answered “yes” to either question, and you’re a GarageBand user, then you won’t want to miss out on this one.
  • What to do? Update your copy of the app, then use the Sound Library section to find and download the latest remix sessions (and other content).

Apple launches 2 new GarageBand remix sessions

To remix “Harleys in Hawaii” by Katy Perry or “Darl+ing” by Seventeen, update GarageBand on your device to the most recent version, then go to the Sound Library section to download the new remixes free of charge.

The Remix Sessions feature teaches you how to mix well-known tracks from today’s top artists, and includes instructional step-by-step video instruction by Apple’s creative pro named Blake. The app’s Live Loops interface is of tremendous help here because it breaks down a song’s key components into a series of loops that you can remix like a pro while keeping everything in sync with tempo and key.

Plus, an accompanying Today at Apple session

According to the announcement in the Apple Newsroom, the Cupertino giant has prepared a complimentary new Today at Apple session, dubbed “Music Skills: Remix Katy Perry,” which is now available within the company’s retail stores around the world. The session will show people to remix “Harleys in Hawaii” in GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS. You can sign up for this session via the Today at Apple homepage.

How to update GarageBand

GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS is available for free [App Store link].

Touch your profile image in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, then scroll down to check for available updates. If you see GarageBand as a pending update, hit the Update button to immediately update the app.

If you don’t see the update, however, you probably have automatic updates turned on on this device. The option to automatically download and install app updates option usually delivers updates in stages in order to minimize the impact of potential software bugs. Read: How to manually or automatically update iPhone apps

If automatic app updates are turned off, we recommend trying to download the update manually. Simply use the search feature in the App Store on your device to land on GarageBand’s page. From there, see if you can update the app. If not, then the update is currently unavailable in your local App Store.