GarageBand for iOS Gains iPhone X Support, New Sound Library for Downloading Instruments

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its GarageBand for iOS app to version 2.3, bringing support for the Super Retina OLED display of the iPhone X and introducing a new Sound Library designed to let users download additional free instruments, loops, and sound packs.

    Apple highlighted the new update in a Newsroom press release that goes over all of the new features.


    There are three new Drummers in Pop, Songwriter, and Latin styles, along with support for new traditional instruments from China and Japan like the Guzheng, Koto, and Taiko drums. GarageBand users can also use the Beat Sequencer to create music inspired by classic drum machines, and there is an iMessage sticker pack with GarageBand instrument icons.

    Along with support for the iPhone's display, the update allows GarageBand to work with the Files app in iOS 11 for expanded sharing and storage, plus there's a new larger Audio Unit Extensions view for use with compatible third-party instruments. Full release notes for the update are below:
    Apple has also updated its Logic Remote app for iOS devices with support for the iPhone X's display and touch instrument controls like guitar, bass, drums, and chord strips.

    GarageBand can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Logic Remote, which works with Logic Pro X, MainStage, and GarageBand on Mac can also be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: GarageBand for iOS Gains iPhone X Support, New Sound Library for Downloading Instruments
  2. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
  3. ocanalix macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Sound Library looks great. Can totally see this working across Logic with third-parties too.
  4. dennisbrekke macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2016
    You ABSOLUTELY killed it with that comment! Well done.
  5. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    24-bit recording and mixing on a phone is kind of crazy.
  6. viettanium macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
  7. Head On Games macrumors newbie

    Head On Games

    Nov 3, 2017
    WHERE IS IT IM GETTING JEALOUS I’m using an IPad Air 2 with the latest version of GarageBand AND NOTHING IS HERE IM SEARCHING EVERYTHING TO FIND OUT WHY???!!!
  8. 0947347 Suspended

    Aug 29, 2015
    There is a SOUND LIBRARY (hidden in the screen where you choose instruments)
    You must download the packages first and you will have it all
    Taiko is in Acustic drums or percussions, koto is with the Chinese instruments, drum machine will appear in drum section

    Make sure you have updated to the latest version.
    I have auto update, but for some reason it did not update itself automatically
  9. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    This is one of the best apps on iOS. It was great when launched, and I’m surprised it’s taken so long for things like manual congas, maracas, etc., but each update is really worthwhile and it’s amazing that something like this is so cheap and produces such great output. I have no musical skills or technical, knowledge whatsoever, and I’ve created some tracks I have shown off (I don’t use auto-play or loops, I want to take credit for the zero-hit wonders I make).

    I think I payed for the app or some sort of in-app purchase when it was released, and then a special sound pack later on. I’ve had this app since launch and would gladly pay about $20 for each significant update, but they’ve been free thus far.

Share This Page

8 November 1, 2017