How Apple's New Music Memos App, GarageBand Updates Aid Song Creation

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-01-22

Musicians just gained two new music-creation tools from Apple: an all-new Music Memos app for iOS that gives songwriters a quick and easy way to begin working on a song when they get a spur-of-the-moment idea and a host of intriguing improvements to Apple's long-established $4.99 GarageBand app. The Music Memos app can be used on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to record acoustic guitar, piano or other musical instruments, as well as voice, in high-quality, uncompressed audio tracks. Users can build personal libraries of their song components and riffs using Music Memos, which also lets them instantly hear their creations. Songs created in the app can also be exported into the GarageBand app for more refining. The updated GarageBand app boasts new virtual drummer and Live Loops features, which make it easy to add captivating drum beats and accompaniment to songs, while Live Loops gives users the ability to make music like a DJ by setting up music loops and audio effects in real time. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about Music and Memos and the latest features in GarageBand.


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