Apple today released a major update to its mobile DAW, GarageBand for iOS.
The update introduces a new GarageBand Sound Library, where you can select and download a variety of free sound packs. The free sound packs contain a variety of Touch Instruments, Apple loops, Live Loops templates, guitar and instrument presets and more. Initial sound packs include Future Bass, Reggaeton, Beat Sequencer kits, guitar amp tones and more.
In addition, there’s a new Beat Sequencer instrument, inspired by classic drum machines. The app also features new Asian Touch Instruments and updates to Drummer, including six additional players.
Here’s what’s new in GarageBand for iOS:
- Updated for Super Retina display on iPhone X
- Use the new Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs
- Adds 3 Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin*
- Play and record using traditional instruments from China and Japan, including the Guzheng, Koto and Taiko drums*
- Build grooves inspired by classic electronic drum machines with the Beat Sequencer
- Support for expanded sharing and storage options with the Files app in iOS 11
- Enables a larger Audio Unit Extensions view for compatible third-party instruments and effects
- Recording, mixing and exporting a song can be done at 24-bit audio resolution
- Includes iMessage sticker pack that adds GarageBand instrument icons
- Provides stability improvements and bug fixes
GarageBand for iOS is a free download from the App Store.