Apple Updates GarageBand, Intros Music Memos for iOS
Jan 20, 2016, 11:26 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Apple today improved its selection of apps for music makers. First, it pushed out a significant update to GarageBand for iOS, which now includes Live Loops. Apple says deejay equipment inspired Live Loops. Anyone can create looping rhythm or backing tracks using cells, columns, and grids within GarageBand. The app also adds a new drummer feature with nine EDM and acoustic session drummers, and a wider selection of virtual amps and bass players. The app has been optimized for the iPad Pro, but adds 3D Touch support to the iPhone 6s/6s Plus versions. GarageBand 2.1 is available from the iTunes App Store. Music Memos, inspired by the iOS Voice Memo app, is a brand new tool meant to help musicians quickly and easily record and organize their musical ideas. The app can record any instrument through the built-in microphone, analyze the rhythm and chords of guitar/piano tracks, and automatically add bass and drum accompaniments. Music Memos provides basic notation, and can display which chords have been played. Last, the app syncs with iCloud so Music Memos are available across Apple devices. Music Memo is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
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