Apple updates GarageBand with new drummers, Mellotron sounds
Apple has dished out a comprehensive GarageBand update with plenty of new content for songwriters at home and on the go. Version 10.3 introduces 2 new virtual drummers that play Roots and Jazz brushes. Free Artist Lessons can be downloaded, presenting how various hit songs play out on piano and guitar.
Apple also added soundpacks for reggaeton, future bass, and chill rap so you can plunge into producing those genres with solid starter sets.
GarageBand‘s sound effects library has been expanded with 400 animal, machine, and voice sound effects, while the arsenal of virtual instruments sees the addition of traditional Chinese and Japanese gear – Guzheng, Koto, and Taiko drums. Furthermore, 5 vintage Mellotron patches have made it to GarageBand, letting you add a dash of Beatles-like sounds to your productions.
The version 10.3 update also includes a number of stability improvements and bug fixes, as per usual. This is a solid patch for sure, and it’s available to music makers on all Apple platforms – Mac and iOS – for free.
The Mellotron patches sound NOTHING like what the Beatles used. AND this new version removes editing your software to make your own superior sounding mellotron tracks. Why must apple ALWAYS take away things in their updates?!