Apple has released an update to GarageBand for iOS, adding new integration with Logic Pro X 10.3, along with a number of more sophisticated music creation options. With GarageBand 2.2, Logic Pro X users can now create GarageBand-compatible versions of Logic projects in iCloud that can be opened on iOS devices to add new recordings while on the go, with new recordings automatically synced back to the original Logic project the next time it’s opened on Mac. The new update also includes the Alchemy synthesizer well-known to Logic Pro users, with a rich collection of more than 150 Apple-designed patches across a variety of genres. Alchemy’s Transform Pad also lets users morph between eight sonic snapshots in real-time for more expressive performances.
The updated GarageBand also includes a redesigned sound browser to improve access to Touch Instruments, and a new Multi-Take Recording feature that allows for multiple passes to capture the best performance, and then to audition and switch between takes. A redesigned Audio Recorder adds one-tap vocal effects and studio effects like pitch correction, distortion, and delay, along with advanced audio processing tools such as an interactive graphic Visual EQ and support for third-party Audio Unit plug-in effects for further expansion.