Apple Launches Music Memos App, Updates GarageBand on iOS

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Music Memos

Apple has announced the release of its new Music Memos app on iOS, allowing musicians and songwriters to save and organize their musical ideas while on the go.

The Music Memos app was inspired by Apple’s Voice Memos app, and allows users to record musical clips using their device’s microphone in a high-quality, uncompressed format. Users can organize their clips by giving them names, tags and ratings.

In addition, the Music Memos app can analyze the rhythm and chords of acoustic guitar and piano recordings, and can add drums and a bass line to these clips that play along with the music. The app also shows users the chords they’ve played, and allows artists to add comments and lyrics to their ideas. Users can share their ideas through email or with their followers on Apple Music Connect, and can also share content to SoundCloud and YouTube. Ideas can be opened in GarageBand on iOS, or exported to Mac for further editing.

In addition to the release of Music Memos, Apple has released an update for GarageBand, which includes new features like Live Loops. The Live Loops feature allows users to create music by tapping cells and columns in a grid to trigger looped instruments and music samples. The Live Loops feature comes with a library of loop templates, and users can also create their own.

This GarageBand update also includes a new Drummer feature which contains nine virtual session drummers, as well as additional amps for bass players, among other updates.

In a statement, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, commented:

Musicians around the world, from the biggest artists to aspiring students, use Apple devices to create amazing music; the innovative new Music Memos app will help them quickly capture their ideas on iPhone and iPad whenever inspiration strikes.

GarageBand is the most popular music creation app in the world, and this update helps everyone easily tap into their musical talent with the powerful new Live Loops and Drummer features, and adds support for the larger iPad Pro screen and 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Music Memos is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.

Image courtesy of Apple.

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