Big updates for Logic Pro and GarageBand iOS app

Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compatibility between the two apps. A more minor update to GarageBand for macOS, which includes no major new features but compatibility updates for the iOS version, has also been released.

Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compatibility between the two apps. A more minor update to GarageBand for macOS, which includes no major new features but compatibility updates for the iOS version, has also been released.

The full release notes for both apps:Logic Pro 10.3

Logic Pro 10.3

  • Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
    • View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
    • Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
    • Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
    • Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
    • Access your favorite shortcuts using a set of customizable key commands
  • Updated Interface
    • New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
    • Expanded color palette offers 24 more colors to label your regions, tracks, and notes
    • Horizontal auto-zoom helps keep everything in view
    • New region editing design reveals waveform for entire audio file while trimming
  • Audio Production
    • Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
    • Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
    • True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals
    • Apply fades across multiple regions at a time
    • 64-bit summing engine
    • Use 192 additional busses
  • Additional Features
    • Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
    • MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters
    • Directly assign Software Instruments as sidechain sources
    • Import Music XML files

GarageBand 2.2

  • Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches
  • Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
  • Capture your voice or instrument and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion, and delay with the new Audio Recorder
  • Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
  • Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions
  • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
  • Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
  • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad
  • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

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Free Apple Loops for Logic Pro & GarageBand

Free Drum Loops in Apple Loop format for Logic Pro & GarageBand. Enjoy !

Free Drum Loops in Apple Loop format for Logic Pro & GarageBand. Enjoy !

These are loops are from the “8427 Apple Loops for Logic Pro & Garageband” collection I produced.
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Greg

111 Apple Loops For Logic Pro & GarageBand

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GarageBand X – How it Works – A New Type of Manual – The Visual Approach

GarageBand X – How it Works” from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple’s new GarageBand app (v10.0.2) with rich illustrations that are not found in the official documentation. The 321 pages letter size book helps you to understand all the new concepts and workflows.

COVER GarageBandX - How it Works 2014-0320GarageBand X – How it Works” from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple’s new GarageBand app (v10.0.2) with rich illustrations that are not found in the official documentation. The 321 pages letter size book helps you to understand all the new concepts and workflows.

UNDERSTAND, not just LEARN

What are Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)? They’re a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that “aha” effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand.

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Organize Audio Unit Plugins with Auganizer

You can now change the developer/manufacturer name and use a much more logical workflow orientated layout. You could, for instance, arrange by the type of effect, and we even allow you to go further by making multi layers with sub folders. This gives you the ability to create hierarchies such as; “Compressor > Multi-band” and “Compressor > Single-band”, so you have full control over how YOU want your plugins organized.

You can now change the developer/manufacturer name and use a much more logical workflow orientated layout. You could, for instance, arrange by the type of effect, and we even allow you to go further by making multi layers with sub folders. This gives you the ability to create hierarchies such as; “Compressor > Multi-band” and “Compressor > Single-band”, so you have full control over how YOU want your plugins organized.

Organize Audio Unit Plugins – Auganizer Highlights

    Change the developer/manufacturer name
    Arrange plug-ins by the type of effect
    Make multi layers with sub folders
    Use Cover Flow to see the plug-in’s GUI, this helps organizing plug-ins
    Batch edit categories
    Import/export all your settings and changes
    Quickly restore settings to original values
    Enable/disable plug-ins

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EDM Warriors Sample Library & Midi – Free Samples

EDM warriors assembled in one team under the guidance of Singomakers to defend our world from Universal Evil! We have only one, but most powerful weapon – Electronic Dance Music! Join us with this powerful sample collection created especially for EDM warriors!

EDM warriors assembled in one team under the guidance of Singomakers to defend our world from Universal Evil! We have only one, but most powerful weapon – Electronic Dance Music! Join us with this powerful sample collection created especially for EDM warriors!

This Sample pack is full of Anthemic EDM Melodies, Phat Analog Bass Lines, Punchy Drum Loops, Fat Drum Shots, Vocal Shouts and Hooks, Crazy Fills, Midi files, Experimental Key Labeled Sound FX, and euphoric synth patches!

“EDM Warriors” comes in impressive 950 Mb with 620 24 bit wav samples including 68 Vocal Shouts, 80 Drum Loops, 25 Melody Loops, 25 Bass Loops, 20 Fills, 90 Sound FX, 46 Midi Files, 60 One Shots, 190 REX2 Files, 15 NI Massive Patches, and 15 Spire Patches!

Inspired by our EDM Justice League – Hardwell, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Nari & Milani, Dyro, Thomas Gold, Dannic , Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Alesso, David Guetta and more!

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Matteo DiMarr – Big House Drums Sample Library – Free Samples

Loopmasters welcome back Matteo DiMarr with an exclusive collection of Killer Drum Loops and One Shot samples aimed directly at the House and Main Room producer searching for the ultimate four to the floor drum tracks to drive their club productions.

Loopmasters welcome back Matteo DiMarr with an exclusive collection of Killer Drum Loops and One Shot samples aimed directly at the House and Main Room producer searching for the ultimate four to the floor drum tracks to drive their club productions.

Big House Drums is a mighty collection of drum loops guaranteed to shake the dance floors of the globe with over 380Mb of banging beats and production ready drum shots perfectly honed for House productions.

The collection includes Full Beats, Kick Loops, No Kick Loops, Top Loops, Snare Rolls and Percussion Loops allowing total flexibility in the mix. Also included are 15 Ready to play Drum Kits and a further 140Mb of Musical Loops as an added bonus.

As you would expect Matteo’s incredible talent to sculpt sound is on full display here, the loops have a staggering amount of weight and power with each sample perfectly mixed and balanced then Eq-ed with finesse. Without any doubt Big House Drums is the compulsory sample collection for every House and Main room producer and should serve to be, the “Go To” Drum toolbox for many years to come.

Expect to hear Punchy Kicks, Tight Crisp Snares, Sizzling Hats, Funky Live Percussion, Bubbling Basses, Epic Synths and Stunning SFX.

In Detail expect to find 821Mb of 24bit 44.1Khz Loops and One Shots including 85 Full Drum Loops, 30 Kick Loops, 75 No Kick Loops, 15 Drum Fills, 24 Top Loops, 29 Percussion Loops, 15 Drum Kits with 17 Claps, 47 Hi Hats, 22 Kicks, 47 Percussion Hits, 12 SFX Hits, 19 Shakers, 13 Snares, 23 Bass Loops, 20 Synth Loops, 322 Rex2 Files and 16 Soft Sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Sfz, and Nnxt Formats. The collection is also available in Apple Loop, Ableton Live Pack and Reason Refill formats to purchase separately.

If you desire big club smashing drums then this Royalty Free collection of samples from Loopmasters should be on your hit list, check out the demos and sample Matteo DiMarr – Big House Drums TODAY!

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Complex Moombahton Electro House Sample Library – MIDI – Free Samples

Diplo, Munchi, all these guys became legends with their unique vision of Tropical Bass Sound! Now it’s your turn. We are proud to introduce to you this ultimate collection of Complex Moombahton samples!

Diplo, Munchi, all these guys became legends with their unique vision of Tropical Bass Sound! Now it’s your turn. We are proud to introduce to you this ultimate collection of Complex Moombahton samples!

Almost 1 Gb and 730 of high quality sounds including 170 One Shot Drums, 60 Drum Loops, 40 Percussion Loops, 30 Bass Loops, 30 Melody Loops, 30 Vocal Loops, 20 Sax Loops, 30 Extra Back Loops, 240 REX Files and 50 Sound FX all ready to push your track to the next level!

This sample collection has been inspired by such labels like Mad Decent, T & A Records, OWSLA, Man Recordings and more.

Inspired by such artists like Diplo, Munchi, Bro Safari, ETC!ETC!, LeDoom, Daniel Haaksman and more.

All samples have been processed by hi end studio equipment such as Avalon VT 747, Manley Passive EQ.

Complex Moombahton is a fusion genre of House music and Reggaeton that was created by American DJ and producer Dave Nada in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2010. Musically, it shares rhythmic origins with Dutch House or Electro House slowed down to the tempo of Reggaeton (usually 115 beats per minute) with Reggaeton-influenced drum and percussion elements.

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Depths Of Dubstep Sample Library Free Samples

Loopmasters proudly present Depths of Dubstep a brand new royalty free collection of loops and sounds by Dubstep artist Biome.

Loopmasters proudly present Depths of Dubstep a brand new royalty free collection of loops and sounds by Dubstep artist Biome.

Known for his dark brooding and atmospheric drenched half-step, Manchester based Biome is no doubt one of the most technically gifted producers in the Dubstep Scene today. His skilful ability to create powerful dramatic underground productions has captivated fans globally and gained loyal support from his notable peers.

Depths of Dubstep contains 164 Loops and 280 One Shot samples that cover all the signature sounds such as Growling Basslines, Heavy Subs, Epic Pads and Dynamic Rhythms that are synonymous with the Biome sound.

In this explosive collaboration between Biome, Deep Heads and Loopmasters this 900Mb royalty free collection of Dubstep sounds and FX contains everything a producer needs to create powerful cinematic styled Dubstep productions, placing at your fingertips an incredible precision Eq-ed sample set that will drop easily into your Dubstep productions.

Featuring Deep and Heavy Club Throbbing Basses,
Ethereal Atmospheric Textures, Punchy Intelligent Beats, Dreamlike Pads, Sinister SFX and Laser Sharp Synths.

In Detail producers should expect to find 910Mb of 24Bit 44.1khz loops and sounds recorded at 140BPM including 40 Bass Loops, 49 Drum Loops, 32 Pad Loops, 23 Synth and Chord Loops, 20 Top Loops, 45 Drum Shots, 25 SFX hits, 10 Multi Sampled Bass Instruments, 5 Multi Sampled Synth Instruments, 166 Rex 2 Files, and 75 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and Sfz formats.

The collection is also available in Apple Loops, Reason Refill, and Ableton Live Pack to purchase separately.

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Bass House & Garage Keys MIDI & Sample Library – Free Samples

5Pin Media and award winning producer Andre Touhey of CueSounds join forces once again to bring you the blockbuster – Bass House & Garage Keys. Filled to the brim with expertly crafted MIDI, Loops and Patches of a musical nature designed to get those creative juices flowing!

5Pin Media and award winning producer Andre Touhey of CueSounds join forces once again to bring you the blockbuster – Bass House & Garage Keys. Filled to the brim with expertly crafted MIDI, Loops and Patches of a musical nature designed to get those creative juices flowing!

If the recent Deep Bass and Garage creations from Mia Dora, Dusky, Huxley, Disclosure, Gorgon City, George Fitzgerald and MNEK inspire you, hit that demo play button and read on.

With award winning packs for both Loopmasters and 5Pin Media such as “Live Lounge” and “Soulful House Sounds” under his belt, Andre’s deft skill at combining Chord Progressions with supporting Basslines shines through. For starters there are no fewer than 117 Matched Bass and Chords MIDI loops and 157 corresponding Audio Loops.

The Bass timbres, many sporting that hollow wooded tone synonomous with the current scene, sit “just right” in the mix when combined with the driving Keys and Padded Atmospheres sculptured to subtly fill out the soundscape. There are also plenty “universal” timbres of a timeless quality that will appeal across a range of genres.

In total, expect to find 216 plus Loops in WAV, Apple and REX formats at 122bpm.  158 MIDI files and 22 Multi-Sample Patches for NNXT, Kontakt 3, Live 8 Sampler, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ formats. There is also a Live8 Project containing a “Jam” session perfect for sparking composition ideas as well as 22 Sample based Instrument Racks complete with effects and Macros.

All of the MIDI and Audio files are clearly labelled with part and musical key information for quick and easy recognition to use with the included Patches and/ or any third party MIDI compatible sound source.

Last but not least there are 29 Bonus Drum Loops as well as 22 Bonus MIDI Groove Templates.

Please note that there are vocal samples taken from “Loopmasters Presents House & Garage Vocals” pack featured in the demo, that are not available as part of this product.

Once again the flexibility of MIDI combined with exceptional sounds lies at the heart of this library giving you, the producer, the freedom to take your productions in whichever creative direction you choose.

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Classic Synthology Sample Library – Free Samples

Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear.

Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear.

Recorded and produced by Harvey Summers at Broad Oak Studios, Classic Synthology takes its inspiration from many of the early electronic music pioneers including Vangelis, Kraftwork, Brian Eno, FSOL and Orbital to name but a few and is intended to be used by todays cutting edge soundsmiths looking for historical sounds from the analogue behemoths of the past.

This collection includes sounds of now legendry synths including Yamaha CS-80, Arp 2600, Minimoog, Moog Taurus Mk1, Korg MS20, Korg M1 combined with a select few modern analogue counterparts heavily processed through boutique vintage equipment including Neve and RCA pre amps, a classic, 70’s Raindirk series III console, Eventide H3000 D/SX and a AMS DMX 15-80S for a truly authentic vintage sound.

Producers should expect to hear 1Gig of quality loops and one shot samples in tempos ranging from 90 to 150BPM including Distorted Acid Lines, Pumping Moog Basses, Cinematic Sequences, Crunchy Beats, Epic Pads and Atmospheres, Otherworldly SFX, Squelchy Leads, Silky Smooth Synths and Gritty Drum and Percussion Shots.

In Detail expect to find: 1Gb of 24Bit 44.1Khz loops and sounds including 12 Atmos Pad Loops, 36 Bass Loops, 62 Drum Loops, 43 Synth Loops, 51 Sequenced Loops, 14 SFX Loops, 172 Drum and Glitch Shots, 239 Rex2 Files and 19 soft sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and Sfz formats.

If you are looking for a beautifully recorded collection of loops and one shots using the real deal vintage synths and beat machines that helped shape todays modern dance music scene all sonically plumped and warmed with modern production skills, then look no further, sample Classic Synthology TODAY!

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