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GarageBand Mac update provides new design, Touch Bar features, new drummers

GarageBand for Mac was updated today with several new features that make it easier on the eyes, easier to use, and a lot more percussive! 

As seen in the image at the top of the screen and the actual screenshot below, GarageBand 10.2 brings a new modern design, support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro that allows musicians to actually use it to perform on GarageBand instruments, and all sorts of new fun for percussionists. 

The design does seem much more modern and clean; everything from the time counter to the track names are in a new font, and the volume sliders appear to have changed as well.

There are three new drummers — Pop, Songwriter, and Latin, as long as Drummer Loops. The latter are Apple Loops powered by Drummer that can be customized to play along with a song. 

In addition, there now a way to share projects with GarageBand for iOS; the splash screen above shows that musicians can “remotely add new tracks to your project using GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad”. 

The update is available on the Mac App Store on the Updates pane.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!