Apple releases GarageBand 10.0.2 for Mac with MP3 export option, new drums, and more

“Apple’s music creation tool for Mac, GarageBand, was given a minor update on Thursday which reintroduces the ability to export songs in the MP3 file format, while also offering new drum sounds and enhanced accessibility,” AppleInsider reports.

“GarageBand version 10.0.2 is now available for download on the Mac App Store,” AppleInsider reports. “In addition to adding the option to export in MP3 format, it is also said to improve stability and address what Apple has characterized as ‘minor issues.'”

AppleInsider reports, “The free update also includes three new virtual “Drummers” and accompanying drum kits for the genres of rock, songwriter, and R&B.”

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13 Comments

  1. I’m not a musician or musical artist, but I do use it. All my music created sucks like rotten eggs, but I love it. 🙂 I’ve actually had iLife from the get go and always had a version of GB every update, to the dismay of my family.

  2. It is somewhat amusing to see that Apple took over ten years to finally give in and include MP3 export option. While you could always export your final mix as AIFF (uncompressed) or AAC (compressed) format, the ever-so-popular (and somewhat inferior to AAC) MP3 was never there. I’d be curious to find out what was it that made them include it at this point.

    As a professional musician, I often use Logic for projects, but surprisingly enough, I fire up GarageBand every once in a while when I want to do something simple and quick. It is a fairly complete DAW and the feature set is significantly more powerful than Logic of 15 years ago.

    1. Just FYI: GarageBand is Logic. They’re built in the same Xcode project. Logic features are exposed in GarageBand as they figure out how to make them more intuitive to casual users.

      -jcr

      1. That’s right. I remember logic from the time it was eMagic, and even before, when it was c-Lab. The roots of it were in “Creator”, and subsequently “Notator” for Atari ST computers. In Europe, these two were kings in mid- to late 80s. At one point I used Notator to arrange the score of an entire musical show for a 30-piece orchestra (about 80 minutes of music). At the time, nobody did it that way. This was 1989. I’d start on a number in the evening, work late at night, and when finished print the score and parts. While it printed, I’d catch some sleep and in the morning bring the charts into the rehearsal. It was an amazing time-saver.

        The stuff has come a long way since then…

        1. Your reminiscence inspired me to look through my physical archives. At the bottom of one of the oldest boxes, I found MIDIMAC Sequencer 2.5 (1986) by Opcode Systems. Written by Dave Oppenheimer. Mac System 3.2. Does that mean anything to you?

          1. Ah… Yeah, I remember Opcode. I was a huge fan of MotU’s Professional Composer and Performer in that day and time. I never could get into Finale – too difficult to adjust slurs through dialogue boxes, and MotU made it easy. I made the flip to Logic many years later (and now many years ago).

            I am more into the notation side than the recording. What is everyone else out there using? I used Mosaic years beyond the time they quit supporting it. Now I do really like Sibelius. I’m looking at Notion, due to it’s iPad possibilities. (I *DO* want a maxiPad!!!! And I’m not “corporate”, like someone always posts about its intended market. :P) Anyone using Sib and Notion that can give me a comparison?

  3. I am more into the notation side than the recording. What is everyone else out there using? I used Mosaic years beyond the time they quit supporting it. Now I do really like Sibelius. I’m looking at Notion, due to it’s iPad possibilities. (I *DO* want a maxiPad!!!! And I’m not “corporate”, like someone always posts about its intended market. :P) Anyone using Sib and Notion that can give me a comparison?

    (Reposted from above to be more appropriately placed outside of that thread. Sorry.)

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