Apple have announced they will be beefing up their popular entry-level music-making tool for iOS, Garageband, with a new update featuring a new Sound Library where users can download new instruments, loops and sound packs for free, report FACT Mag.
Apple have announced new beef-up Garageband for iOS with a new free Sound Library packed with new sounds, tools and loops.
According to a press release from Apple, the new sound library features free packs for ‘Future Bass’ and ‘Reggaeton’ styles, Beat Sequencer kits, Asian instruments like the koto, guzheng and taiko drums, and new guitar amps modellers. The update adds support for 24-bit audio too.
Apple has also said that additional Touch Instruments, Apple Loops, Live Loops templates and instrument presets will be released periodically, starting with this update.
“With the new Sound Library, you’ve got instant access to an incredible and expanding collection of free loops and instruments from right inside the app,” Apple says.
“You can easily manage your library as it grows, and GarageBand will even notify you when new sound packs are released and ready for you to download.”
GarageBand 2.3 is available now in the App Store for free. Check it out here.
It is unsure at the moment whether these new features will make their way to the desktop version of Garageband too, but as The Verge note, the two apps tend to stay in sync, so it seems likely.
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