Apple today introduced an updated iPad, featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display, faster CPU, more memory and a cheaper $329 base price. The key changes for mobile musicians are: The upgraded A9 CPU should be significantly faster. The A9-powered iPad Pro is about twice as fast as the earlier iPad Air 2. The new iPad… Read More Apple Intros Cheaper, More Powerful iPads
Apple today introduced some juicy updates for Garageband & Logic Pro X, including bringing the Alchemy synth to mobile devices, an updated Logic interface, improved desktop-mobile workflows and more:… Read More Apple Releases Major Updates To Garageband, Logic Pro X
It looks like the MacBook Pro is going to be losing its function keys – and gaining a touchscreen ‘Touch Bar’.… Read More New MacBook Pro Losing Function Keys, Gaining ‘Touch Bar’
Apple has updated Garageband for OS X to version 10.1.1. The updated adds support for Music Memos projects, support for the iPhone and iPad Pro versions of Logic Remote, new loop content and more.
Apple has introduced the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, a new accessory that may interest musicians using iPads for music making. The Adapter lets you power your device, while you connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD and microSD. Compatible models include:
Apple has updated Logic Pro X for Mac OS X and MainStage, adding ‘numerous fixes and enhancements. The updates include new loop content, enhancements to the Alchemy synthesizer, improved performance, support for Force Touch and Music Memo and more.
Apple today introduced Music Memos, a free app for iOS that lets you quickly capture, organize and develop musical ideas on your iPhone or iPad. Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to record ideas. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the functionality even… Read More Apple Intros Music Memos For iOS, Like ‘Voice Memos For Music’
Apple today announced a major update to GarageBand for iOS that introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops, automation curves, 32 simultaneous track recording, Audio Unit support and polyphonic aftertouch. Live Loops seems to take some inspiration from Ableton Live’s Session View – bringing grid-based loop sequencing to GarageBand: