Apple’s Garageband and the many digital audio toolkits that followed helped revolutionized the music industry by offering affordable and usable music creation and recording tools. This week, Apple pushed out a major update to both of its top audio software offerings.
Apple has launched major updates to its music creation apps.
GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the powerful creative synthesizer Alchemy and a sound browser that makes searching through instruments and patches easier.
Logic Pro X 10.3 has also upgraded with with a more modern interface, new features for professional audio production and support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro which puts putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls at users’ fingertips.
Logic Pro X users can also remotely add new tracks to their Logic sessions from their iPhone or iPad. With a new share option, users can upload a special GarageBand-compatible version of a Logic project to iCloud, which they can then open on their iOS devices and add new recordings. When the project is saved back to iCloud, any newly added tracks will automatically appear in the original Logic project the next time it’s opened on a Mac.
“Music has always been part of Apple’s DNA, and we are excited to deliver yet another fun and powerful update to our music creation apps, GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s VP of Applications Product Marketing. “These updates bring a wide range of new and highly requested features to both hobbyists and the community of pro musicians and audio engineers who rely on our software and hardware to create amazing music.”