Apple on Thursday pushed out an update to GarageBand for Mac, bringing the music creation software to version 10.3. The update brings about two new Drummers, 1,000 new electronic and urban loops, 400 new sound effects, and free Artist Lessons that show you how play hit songs on piano and guitar.
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Apple today updated its GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps with new features designed to support music makers “from enthusiasts to pros.” GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now provides the creative synthesizer Alchemy and has a new browser for easier searching through instruments and patches.
Logic Pro X 10.3 has been refreshed with a modern interface and now includes features for pro audio production and support for Touch Bar shortcuts on the new MacBook Pro.
Following a recent GarageBand update which brought out traditional Chinese instruments such as the Pipa and Erhu, along with the Chinese drum kit and percussions like wood blocks and cymbals, one Apple fan took it upon himself to prove that anyone can now create the signature Game of Thrones theme song in GarageBand, using the sounds of China.
Apple on Monday issued updates for GarageBand on both iOS and Mac, bringing the apps to version 2.1.1 and 10.1.2 respectively. The release notes for the updates mention various bug fixes and other improvements, but Apple points to some bigger changes in a press release.
Many new Chinese sounds were also added in today’s GarageBand updates, to “celebrate the rich history of Chinese music.” This includes traditional Chinese instruments like the pipa and erhu, percussion instruments like wood blocks and cymbals, and 300 Live Loops.