∞ Apple releases GarageBand 5.1

Apple on Monday released a huge update for its consumer-focused music creation application, GarageBand. GarageBandGarageBand 5.1 includes several improvements including improved access to audio monitoring settings. The update also improves support for Apogee audio interfaces, several of which are targeted to the consumer audience.

With the update GarageBand track effects and Audio Units can now be added to a guitar track. The speed of switching to full screen in Magic GarageBand has also been improved.

The update can be downloaded from Apple’s Web site or via the software update control panel in Mac OS X.