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Apple updates Mac versions of GarageBand, MainStage, and Logic Pro

Apple has updated its Mac versions of GarageBand, MainStage, and Logic Pro. All the updates are available at the Mac App Store.

Version 10.4.7 of the free GarageBand music app for consumers/prosumers adds over 480 Apple Loops and 18 Drum Kits for hip hop and electronic music production with new Sound Packs “Beat Tape” and “Modular Rhythms.”  It also includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

Logic Pro X, Apple’s US$199.99 pro-level music creation hardware, has been revved to version 10.7.5. According to the release notes, in the new version:

  • Track Stacks allow an additional level of hierarchy, offering more flexibility and organization within projects
  • The new Gain Tool provides quick and easy adjustments to the dB level of regions
  • MIDI plug-ins can now be recorded, allowing precise editing of the resulting notes and controller data
  • A new Free Record transport button easily enables recording without a metronome, allowing any new content to follow the organic tempo of your performance
  • Smart Tempo analysis of audio files and recordings have been significantly improved with a new ML-based system
  • The 35 stompboxes in Pedalboard are each available as individual plug-ins
  • Logic can use Personalized Spatial Audio profiles created with iOS 16
  • Support of 32-bit floating point format audio files for playback without conversion
  • Support for Ableton Link allows Logic playback to synchronize with supported software and hardware

MainStage is a live stage-oriented companion app to Logic Pro. With the new version (3.6.2). The 35 stompboxes in Pedalboard are each available as individual plug-ins. MainStage 3.6.2 also has stability improvements and bug fixes.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.