Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In GarageBand


It looks like Camel Audio’s Alchemy synth may live on within Apple’s GarageBand and eventually Logic Pro.

Apple Insider reports that Apple has updated its site with previews of an upcoming GarageBand release that features new synth sounds with the ‘Transform Pad Smart Control’. The Tranform Pad will look familiar to users of Alchemy Mobile: Continue reading

GarageBand Updated For Yosemite, Brings Back AU Control


Apple quietly rolled out an update to GarageBand for OS X, earlier this week, that adds support for OS X Yosemite and brings back control over audio effect plugins.

GarageBand 10 is seen by many as an improvement in usability, but a major step backwards in functionality from the previous version. The update restores some functionality, but many may still prefer the earlier version.  Continue reading

GarageBand 2 For iOS Adds Support For Up To 32 Tracks

garageband-2Apple has released GarageBand 2 for iOS, adding support for up to 32 tracks, Inter-App Audio, 64-bit support and more.

Here’s what’s new in GarageBand 2 for iOS:

  • New streamlined design
  • Create a song with up to 32 tracks* using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
  • Record compatible Third-Party music apps using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7
  • Drag and drop audio recordings to create Sampler instruments
  • Support for AirDrop in iOS 7
  • 64-bit support

Note: 32 tracks require devices with the A7 chip.16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

If you’re used the new GarageBand for iOS, let us know what you think of it!

Apple Updates GarageBand & Offers It For Free On Mac & iOS


Apple today released updates to its iWorks productivity apps and iLife creativity apps. All apps have been updated to 64-bit, are integrated with iCloud, and offer hundreds of new features. Apple also announced that both iWork and iLife are now free with the purchase of every new Mac or iOS device.

“This is the biggest day for apps in Apple’s history,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “These new versions deliver seamless experiences across devices that you can’’ find anywhere else and are packed with great features like iMovie Theater, Drummer and a new unified file format for iWork documents across all your devices.”

Of special interest for musicians is the new GarageBand. Continue reading