Apple announced on Thursday that
subscribers can check the Members Only folder inside their iDisk’s Software folder and download a sampling of 300 loops from the three GarageBand Jam Packs currently available. The first Jam Pack offers a variety of sounds from different instruments and styles while Jam Pack 2: Remix Tools features beats, bass lines and keyboard riffs from hip-hop, R&B and similar genres and Jam Pack 3: Rhythm Section includes drums, percussion, guitars and other instruments. The Jam Packs sell for US$99 each, but .Mac members can purchase all three for $198 through Dec. 15. .Mac costs $99.95 per year, with a 60-day free trial available.