GarageBand for macOS release notes

Learn about the current GarageBand for macOS update.

New in GarageBand 10.3.1

  • Resolves an issue where third-party Audio Units and the PlatinumVerb plug-in could not be accessed.

Previous versions

     

GarageBand for macOS 10.3

New features and enhancements

  • Two new Drummers play roots- and jazz-influenced brush styles.
  • Over 20 free downloadable Artist Lessons show you how to play hit songs on piano and guitar, taught by the artist who made them famous.
  • Includes 1,000 new electronic and urban loops covering Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap.
  • Includes 400 animal, transportation, and voice sound effects. Learn how to download the new sounds.
  • Play and record using traditional instruments from China and Japan with the Guzheng, Koto, and Taiko drums.
  • Add classic sounds to your song with 5 Vintage Mellotron patches.
  • Updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS.

Stability and reliability

  • GarageBand no longer quits unexpectedly when loading certain patches created in Logic Pro X.

Editing

  • MIDI Pan data can now be edited in GarageBand.
  • The Help Tag for the Marquee tool now shows the total length of the current selection as well as its start and end positions.
  • Step editing of automation is now possible in the Piano Roll editor by pressing Command-Option.

Accessibility 

  • VoiceOver now announces the type of track that is selected in the New Track dialog.
  • VoiceOver now speaks the names of tracks when interacting with regions in the tracks area.

Plug-ins

  • The size of plug-in windows no longer sometimes changes unexpectedly when switching to presets that contain a different number of controls.

Flex

  • Enabling "Follow Tempo & Pitch" in the Region editor now also enables Flex in the Track Editor if it is not already active.

General

  • GarageBand no longer unexpectedly sustains notes when using Musical Typing.
  • Metronome volume and tone can be adjusted in the GarageBand Preferences.
  • The GarageBand LCD again displays times down to milliseconds.
  • Master Echo and Master Reverb bypass settings are now saved in GarageBand projects.
  • Performing Undo after changing the key of a project now correctly returns Apple Loops to the original key.
  • Software Instrument tracks now respond properly to MIDI input after Track Lock is disabled.
  • It is now possible to record audio during playback.
Published Date: Thu Jun 28 19:19:18 GMT 2018