Garageband Jam Pack

Triples the Music Content for Revolutionary New GarageBand Music Creation Software

Apple recently introduced the Jam Pack, an add-on music content package for Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

Jam Pack triples GarageBand’s music options. It adds:

  • Over 2,000 additional loops, including many for hip-hop and electronica;
  • Over 100 additional software instruments, including a concert grand piano and 12 string guitars;
  • Over 100 additional pro-quality effects presets; and
  • 15 additional guitar amps, including surf, grunge, heavy blues and atmospheric.

According to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs, “GarageBand is like having over 50 musical instruments, a studio of professional musicians and the best recording engineers right at your fingertips, and Jam Pack takes GarageBand even further, with even more professional-quality instruments, loops, effects and guitar amps.”

GarageBand turns the Mac into a high-quality musical instrument and complete recording studio, allowing both novice and seasoned musicians alike to easily play, record and create amazing music using a remarkably simple interface. Recorded performances, digital audio and looping tracks can easily be arranged and edited like building blocks to create a song.

GarageBand comes with more than 50 software instruments, including a premium-quality grand piano, that can be played and recorded with any USB or MIDI music keyboard. Over 1,000 professionally pre-recorded audio loops can be combined to make complete songs or backing tracks. Vocals and live instruments such as guitars can be recorded digitally via microphone or analog input. All these tracks can be edited and mixed together with over 200 pro-quality effects presets, including pro-quality effects such as reverb and echo, and the built-in expertise of professional recording engineers.

With GarageBand’s advanced modeling technology, guitar players have access to some of the most revered vintage amplifier sounds with 6 guitar amps, including clean jazz, arena rock and British invasion. GarageBand can also export completed songs to iTunes® for burning to CD, encoding in MP3 or high quality AAC, transfer to iPod™ or for use in the other iLife applications.

GarageBand and Jam Pack require Mac OS® X v10.2.6 or later, QuickTime® 6.4 or later, a Macintosh® computer with PowerPC 600 MHz or faster G3, G4, or G5 processor, 256MB or more physical RAM and a 1024×768 or larger display. A G4 or G5 processor is required for GarageBand software instruments.

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