Apple on Thursday released an update to
GarageBand, the music making software it includes with iLife 04. The new version of GarageBand is ready for download from
Apple’s Web site.
GarageBand is the newest member of the suite of applications that includes iMovie, iTunes, iDVD and iPhoto. GarageBand was introduced with the rest of the new iLife 04 applications to attendees of January’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
The software provides users with a way of composing and recording music using both live recording (through a microphone input or via a MIDI keyboard, for example) and the composition of audio loop files, similarly to how Apple’s Soundtrack and other similar music composition software works. GarageBand has garnered enormous attention from the press and public since it’s release, and it’s included with the US$49 iLife 04 package.
The update brings GarageBand to v1.0.1, and Apple offers scant details on what the new version changes, except to say, “This update clarifies specific alert dialogs regarding system performance.” The 21.5MB update can be downloaded now.