Music is a pretty big deal at Apple, and that’s no different for apps the company has under its purview, including GarageBand and a brand new edition, Music Memos.
First up, a pretty sizable update for GarageBand for iOS. This update bumps up the version number to 2.1, and it should be rolling out beginning today. It adds plenty of new features, including the drummer feature that’s found in both the Logic and GarageBand apps for Mac. It also brings with it support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which shouldn’t be too big of a surprise.
The biggest aspect of GarageBand’s update, though, is something that Apple calls Live Loops. According to Apple, this was inspired by DJ hardware controllers and drum machines, and it allows users to create music by simply tapping on cells, or playing a column of cells that are presented in a grid. Apple added 1200 new loops with this update, so at this point there should be a little bit of something for everyone.
Live Loops have access to pre-created sounds, and pick up music from a variety of genres, including EDM, Rock, Dubstep, and others. Musicians can create their own, too.
GarageBand is being updated beginning today, and it’s a free upgrade. You’ll need iOS 9 or later to take advantage of the new features. This application is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Right now this application is available on Apple App Store and interested candidates can download this application from App Store with a price tag of $4.99.