Accessing GarageBand’s additional content for Mac and iOS

There has been some confusion about how you access the additional content in GarageBand for iOS and Mac. Today, Apple posted two helpful articles explaining what content comes with the apps by default and the steps you need to take to download the extras. It’s worth reading both the iOS and Mac support articles.

Expanding GarageBand for Mac (v10.0) content with an in-app purchase

Expanding GarageBand for iOS 2.0 content with an in-app purchase

∞ Apple updates iLife '11 apps

Apple has updated three of the applications it includes in its iLife ’11 suite of applications – iMovie, Garageband, and iPhoto. The new versions, 9.0.4, 6.0.4 and 9.1.5 respectively, are available for download through the Software Update system preference.

∞ Album recorded entirely in GarageBand for iPad released

You knew it was going to happen. Someone was going to release an album recorded on the iPad using GarageBand.

Pop punk band The Ultramods on Monday released its latest album that was done using GarageBand for iPad’s eight-track recording studio. All of the instruments used to record the album come bundled in GarageBand, according to the band.

Even the vocals were recorded using the iPad’s built-in microphone.

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∞ GarageBand 6.0.2 supports GarageBand for iPad projects

Apple on Thursday released an update to GarageBand, its music making software for Mac that’s included with iLife ’11. It corrects a problem that The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple first identified on March 10th.

GarageBand 6.0.2 makes fixes that improve overall stability and correct minor issues, according to Apple, but one change was worth breaking out – it now supports the ability to open projects imported from GarageBand for iPad.

The new release, GarageBand 6.0.2, can be downloaded either from Apple’s Web site or from the Software Update system preference.

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∞ QuickTime, GarageBand updates improve stability

In addition to updating iTunes, Apple on Monday also released updates for its QuickTime media software and GarageBand, the company’s consumer music creation application. According to Apple, QuickTime 7.6.2 “includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security.” In … Continued