Music makers using GarageBand or other Apple Loops-compatible software may be interested in a new collection of 700 Apple Loops and 55 instruments from UK-based AMG called
PowerPack for GarageBand. The PowerPack collection includes drum hits, effects like turntable scratches, tape effects and “weird noises,” hundreds of synthesizer licks, guitar riffs and more. The loops include beats, drum loops, base lines, gated effects, sax licks, Rhodes riffs and more. AMG plans to release PowerPack for GarageBand but is accepting pre-orders now; the software costs £30 (about US$56) and can be shipped worldwide for free.