GarageBand for iOS & Mac Update Celebrates Chinese Music

GarageBand for iOS & Mac Update Celebrates Chinese Music

Apple on Monday announced an update to its popular GarageBand music creation software for iOS and Mac. The update adds a wide range of Chinese musical instruments as well as 300 Apple-created Chinese music loops to the app.

GarageBand for iOS & Mac Update Celebrates Chinese Music


… Building on GarageBand’s extensive collection of sounds, this update adds traditional Chinese instruments — the pipa, erhu and Chinese percussion — along with 300 Apple-created Chinese musical loops, giving users the power to tap into their creativity and make beautiful Chinese-inspired music right on their iOS device or Mac®. GarageBand for iOS users also get two new Chinese templates for Live Loops, and new sharing options to popular Chinese social networks, so they can easily share their music creations with friends and followers across QQ and Youku. 

The new instruments and loops are available in both the iOS and Mac versions of GarageBand, and the iOS version of the app also includes two new Chinese templates for Live Loops and new sharing options for popular Chinese social networks.

Users in Greater China will see these new features by default on iOS and OS X after updating. Outside of Greater China, these new features are visible by default on OS X and can be enabled on iOS devices in the advanced settings menu.

The update on iOS also adds other improvements:

  • Quickly navigate long lists of Apple Loops using a new alphabetical sidebar
  • Use Multi-Touch to select multiple regions simultaneously in the Tracks area
  • Send songs as an audio file using AirDrop
  • Share GarageBand songs via Mail as uncompressed audio
  • Apply your own custom images to songs shared to YouTube and Facebook
  • Support for Shared iPad in iOS 9.3

GarageBand for iOS is available in the App Store for $4.99. [GET IT HERE]

GarageBand for Mac is available in the Mac App Store for $4.99. [GET IT HERE]