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Nestled away in Apple’s newly updated Garageband iOS app v2.0, Inter-App Audio Apps function aims to bridge the gap between all your audio creation apps.
On paper, it’s a fantastic idea – emulate the functionality of 3rd party programs like Audiobus and Jack, but make it Garageband native, improving stability and essentially “cutting out the middle man”.
In practice? Well, in practice things aren’t quite as simple as that…
One of Garageband 10′s key new features, ‘Drummer‘ actually debuted in Apple’s premium recording program – Logic Pro – first.
I found it a little confusing at first, not least because I’d become so used to chopping/pasting existing loops or using my trusty M-Audio Keystation Mini to put some beats together. I’m happy to report that once you’ve gotten over that initial learning curve, the Drummer track is an incredibly useful tool. I’ve found myself using it a lot. The sheer amount of variety on offer and ease of use means that you can easily create an original sounding drum track in next to no time.
Music minded Apple fans have hardly had time to stop and catch their breath, what with the unveiling of Mavericks, Garageband iOS getting an update and the massive overhaul of Garageband in the form of Garageband X. Not to mention Apple’s change in pricing strategy for both it’s DAWs (and by ‘change in pricing strategy’ I of course mean that THEY’RE FREE)!
It’s all been a bit crazy…
There’s been a wee bit confusion surrounding the ins and outs of the latest iteration of Garageband on Mac and it’s true – a lot has changed.
Can you remember a time when you couldn’t whip out your iPad, iPod or iPhone and capture song ideas, snatches of recorded conversations or weird/wonderful samples on the fly?
It’s hard, isnt it? It is for me anyway – i’ve been enthralled by Apple’s Garageband iOS App since it’s release.
If this isn’t your first time on board the good ship Garageband Guide, you’ll be fully aware of my ongoing love affair with the other Garageband, so to say I was all aquiver at the prospect of all that music making goodness squashed into the palm of my hand and available everywhere I go would be a gross understatement…
You might also know that a big part of what I do is answering budding Garageband Genius’ questions, be it through Twitter, Email or whatever. After being asked the same questions several times by different people, it became clear that there are still a few things that a lot of folks still don’t know about Apple’s marvelous wee app.
Whether you can’t quite find a loop that sounds just right for your project or you just feel like the existing loops have simply lost their lustre, I guarantee you’ll ask yourself this question at some point in your Garageband career: