Apple adds new GarageBand Sound Packs from Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga

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What you need to know

  • Apple is adding new Sound Packs to GarageBand.
  • It includes sounds from famous artists and producers.
  • Big names include Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.

Apple has today announced that it is adding new Sound Packs to GarageBand from famous artists and producers.

The company stated:

Apple today announced GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS, the most popular music creation app in the world, now helps people unlock even more of their musical creativity with all-new Sound Packs from some of today's top artists and producers. For the first time, users can learn the art of remixing right within the app with two all-new Remix Sessions offering step-by-step video instruction and featuring hit songs from Grammy Award-winning artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. Musicians can also now create songs with seven new Producer Packs full of beats, loops, and instruments created just for GarageBand by some of the world's top producers, including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL. An additional Producer Pack provides a special companion experience to the new Apple Original docuseries "Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson," premiering Friday, July 30, on Apple TV+, enabling viewers to experiment with sounds inspired by the music featured in the show.

Apple's Bob Borchers said, "GarageBand continues to be a catalyst for music creation — making it easy for novices to get started and for seasoned pros to develop their ideas on the go."

The new update includes new in-app remix sessions from Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, which include videos from both artists telling the stories behind their hit songs 'Break My Heart' and 'Free woman'. It also features step-by-step instructions on how to remix a song using GarageBand Live Loops. There are also new Producer packs from Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL featuring royalty-free loops, beats, instruments, and more. You can check out a sample in the video below:

There is even a new producer pack as a companion to Apple TV+ documentary Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson.

The new packs and remix sessions are available free from the Sound Library in GarageBand 2.3.11 right now!

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