GarageBand for Mac Updated With New Drummers, Loops, Sound Effects and Free Artist Lessons

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its GarageBand music creation software for Mac to version 10.3, introducing new loops, sound effects, drummers, and more, all for free.

    There are two new Drummers that offer Roots and Jazz-influenced brush styles, along with 1,000 new electronic and urban loops that cover genres like Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap.


    Apple says that it has added more than 400 animal, machine, and voice sound effects that can be worked into music creations, and there are also free downloadable Artist Lessons.

    The new Artist Lessons are designed to teach users how to play hit songs on piano and guitar, and are taught by the artists that made the songs famous.

    This is the first major update to GarageBand for Mac in a year. The last update, 10.2, was introduced in June 2017 and brought new Drummers along with support for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.

    Since April 2017, the GarageBand apps for both iOS and Mac have been available to download for free. You can get the new version of GarageBand for Mac from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: GarageBand for Mac Updated With New Drummers, Loops, Sound Effects and Free Artist Lessons
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    This is great but I would like to see Podcast creation added back in someday.
  3. NightFox macrumors 68020


    May 10, 2005
    Shropshire, UK
    I’m surprised (but glad) Apple haven’t dropped GarageBand, it seems very much a legacy of what Apple was about 10 years ago, not where it seems to be going now.
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    Not showing up in Software Update for me, which likely means that 10.2 is the last version that can run on El Capitan.
  5. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    GarageBand is almost like a reskinned version of Logic Pro X to make it easier to use. As long as LPX is updated, I expect GB to stick around.

    It is a great piece of software if you want no hassle multitrack recording.
  6. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    New artists lessons? I may check them out. I started my guitar playing with garage band lessons but found them too packed. Just in case somebody had the same problem I recommend
  7. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I got the FCPX update, but the GB update still isn't showing up. I agree that GB is from a legacy time when Apple was giving people a stronger reason to switch to Mac. But I'm glad it's still included and I know a few people who have purchased their first Mac specifically because of GB.
  8. fizzyfizz macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2010
    TQ12 - UK
    I absolutely love GB. Wish it was something I had to hand 30 years ago! Just wish they'd get rid of those 'wooden panels'.
  9. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    Like me?

    Like me.
  10. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014

    It is the reason I switched to Mac. Well... back to Mac. I used Mac in the 90s but then was lied to by Apple who promised software updates for my PowerBook 140 then didn't, with no repurcussions.

    Then Windows started jerking me around the same way so I went to Linux.

    Finally under Jobs part 2, Apple paid attention to their customers again so I switched back.

    Now I might go back to Linux again as both MS and Apple are both being total jerks.

    I'll just keep a minimal Mac around only to run Garage Band.
  11. blacktape242 macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    reminds me of that old Calendar app they had years ago on OS. Wonder why they havent gotten to getting rid of it in GB.
  12. NapoleonIV macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    "Garage band was unable to install the new sounds". The message says to turn it off and on again, but that doesn’t work. Any ideas?
  13. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    i've been dealing with that for weeks on the current version. i was hoping this update would fix my bug. hopefully your sitch is just server overload. maybe try again tomorrow
  14. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    And, "like me" too. I still run a copy of El Cap in a VM just to keep GB 6.0.5 around. I'm a civil engineer, not a music creator but still a music lover - keeping GB 6 around just for Magic GB, importing that into Logic Pro X or GB. So much fun!

    I'll be hunting down the lessons from Alex Lifeson, putting my Grado SR325e cans on, and telling my GF that I'm working on work projects for the next few days. That, and watching WC futbol - I'm going to be really "busy" the next week or so... ;)
  15. UKinEK macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2015
    Kokura, JP
    Like me
  16. odin macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Does anyone know of a good book or other source to actually get started with GB? It seems pretty powerful but also really undocumented. I don’t really “need” Logic but at least there are books and lots of intro resources.

    Apple used to authorize some nice in-depth professional series (I think that’s how it was phrased) but the one for GB seems to be old enough it isn’t relevant.
  17. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2012
  18. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Glad to see Apple keeps this amazing entry-level software updated. There's always an upgrade path to Logic (and iMovie to Final Cut) and imovie/garageband are perfect Segways into sparking interest
  19. thingstoponder macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2014
    Am I mistaken or is Apple giving away all the old Artist lessons? :eek:
  20. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Ah... the 1GB+ app that I've removed a long time ago. I quite enjoy not having to update it to :p
  21. thingstoponder macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2014
    The app you chose to install in the first place. What a pointless comment. :rolleyes:

    Leave this thread for people who appreciate Apple giving us great software updates.
  22. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
  23. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Invalid assumption from your part but if it made you feel good, hey!
  24. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    It was already installed on my 2017 MacBook Pro.... All installed with a large update ready and waiting to download! So I, like the other guy was happy to remove it and gain some space!
  25. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    I can't install the artists lessons, all fail and say to restart garageband and try again, same crap :/
    Even tried uninstalling GB, reboot, reinstall... same issue :(

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