A Tale of Two GarageBands

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Find out why Dr. Mac says GarageBand on an iDevice is so different from GarageBand on a Mac that it should have been called something else like, “GarageBand Touch” or “GarageBand Mobile.”

GarageBand: Better Than Ever (And Free)…

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

GarageBand now includes free lessons!

If you haven’t looked at GarageBand lately, you might want to check it out. Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus thinks you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how mature and usable it’s become and how much fun it is to use.

Madonna Launches Today at Apple Music Lab

· Andrew Orr · News

Madonna is teaming up with Apple for a special Today at Apple Music Lab. People who sign up with work on remixing her song Crave.

GarageBand And The Musicians Who Use It

· Andrew Orr · Link

This year is GarageBand’s 15th birthday, and Rolling Stone wrote a great article on how it changed how musicians created their art.

In the first media visit Apple has ever allowed to its under-the-radar Music Apps studio, the team of engineers showed Rolling Stone how the creation process for Garageband’s two types of sounds — synthetic and “real” — can span weeks or sometimes months per instrument, with new hurdles at every turn.

GarageBand 10.3: Now Better than Ever

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

If you haven’t tried GarageBand, the free audio production software included with every Mac lately, Dr. Mac says there’s never been a better time.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you’re a kid between 8 and 12 years old, it’s time to sign up for Apple Camp. This year’s programs include Coding with Sphero Robots, Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand, and Telling Stories with Clips. The programs are hosted at local Apple stores and are 90 minutes a day for three days throughout July. The programs are all free and they fill up fast so be sure to sign up right away. You can check out the program descriptions and sign up at the Apple Camp website.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

Here's a Band that Uses Only iPads for their Musical Instruments

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Plenty of musicians use iPads during their performances and some even use them to help enhance their shows, too. But iPads as all of the musical instruments? That’s what one band is doing, and it’s pretty amazing. They’re playing GarageBand instruments in real time and capturing their performance with SoundTap. It’s part of of a performance at the International Society for Technology in Education in Austin. The clip is short because it’s on Instagram, but it’s also long enough to see just how cool a full iPad band can sound.

FCC Net Neutrality, Backdoor Hacks, and New Apple Products - ACM 394

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea for the incoming administration to protect Net Neutrality. Bryan and Jeff discuss whether that plea is likely to fall on deaf ears [spoiler: yes, it will]. They also discuss the implications of the Cellebrite hack, and the fact that Apple released two product updates this week.

Apple Offers 'Major Updates' to Logic Pro X and GarageBand

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Logic Pro X 10.3 Interface Screenshot

Apple announced “major updates” to GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X on Wednesday (for NAMM), going so far as to issue a press release for the updates. The consumer-oriented GarageBand is getting the Alchemy synthesizer and a new browser for finding and using sounds. Apple’s professional DAW—Logic Pro X—gets support for Touch Bar, Track Alternatives, an updated interface, and other changes. Both updates are free.