• November 29, 2021

Remix Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa in Apple’s Latest Garageband Update

One of the best things about music is that it is never too early or too late to learn how to make it. As long as you are not very demanding with the type of instrument you want to play, music does not care about your age or physical limitations, the only thing that matters is how much time and passion you have. But if you don’t have access to a good music education, it can be difficult to know exactly how a song is composed. That’s where the latest update to Apple’s free GarageBand app for iPhone and iPad comes in.

For pop fans just starting to make music, the highlight of the update will be the new Remix Sessions with Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa. They are based on Today At Apple sessions from Apple stores and have videos with the artist talking about the inspiration behind the song and the production side. The videos also include a Product Specialist who will explain how to use Live Loops.

Garageband lets you break down popular songs to see how they work or create your own.

What you end up with is a Live Loops board of all the different song sounds and loops. Broke my heart Y Free woman, so you can see how they were combined. Then it’s up to you to take them apart and do something new with them by playing the different sounds in the order you want to hear them.

The great thing about these Live Loops tiles is that it shows the few elements that go into a hit pop song and also shows you how to move parts to change the feel and mood. From there, you can take that knowledge and jump to the other thing new in GarageBand: Producer Packs.

Producer Packs contain sounds and samples based on what famous producers use in their work. While you may not know the names Take A Daytrip, Oak Felder, and Boys Noize, you do know the songs and artists they’ve worked with, like Lil Nas X, Lizzo, and Lady Gaga.

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These sounds can be carried over to other projects, or you can work on your Live Loops boards to make a loop that you can then put into another project or export to use on your own.

Unlike remix sessions, nothing in the producer packs is copyrighted, so if you create a song that you love or find a sound that you want to use in your own music, you can. One of the most famous examples of someone taking a GarageBand sound and using it in their own song is Rhianna’s Umbrella, with that famous drum. This makes them perfect for when you need a backing band for your iso jam sessions, if you’re writing a song, or if you just want a royalty-free backing track for a video. Using them requires no prior musical skills or knowledge, and they are simple and solid enough that anyone can make something that sounds great.

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