Music to the touch: Apple’s music-making app has come a long way

Written by on January 13, 2019

GarageBand celebrates 15 years across Apple ecosystem!

GarageBand, Apple’s digital audio workstation that helps users easily create music on iOS and macOS devices, is turning 15 tomorrow.

First introduced at Macworld 2004 by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and American musician John Mayer, the app, according to Apple, has grown to become the most widely-used music app in the world, in use in more than one billion iPhones, iPads and Macs worldwide.

The democratisation of music was the bigger goal of Apple when it created GarageBand: it was meant to help not only professional music enthusiasts, but also amateur and novices alike.

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Not only that, it has also made its way into education: educators all over the world are now also using GarageBand in classrooms to help young people make music for the first time.

And in line with its 15th year, here are 15 of the most important milestones – aside from its unveiling a decade-and-a-half ago – that GarageBand has achieved all this time.

. April 2005: Nine Inch Nails releases The Hand That Feeds as GarageBand project file that fans can remix

. December 2005: T-Pain creates his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, in GarageBand for Mac

. March 2007: Rihanna’s Umbrella built with GarageBand bundled drum loop “Vintage Funk Kit 03”

. March 2007: Fall Out Boy records Thnks fr th Mmrs in GarageBand for Mac

. November 2007: Duran Duran releases GarageBand version of Nite-Runner that fans can remix

. February 2008: Usher’s Love in This Club built with GarageBand bundled synth loop “Euro Hero Synth 02”

. 2008: It Might Get Loud documentary shows Edge from U2 using GarageBand on his laptop

. 2009: Learn to Play and Artist Lessons announced on GarageBand for Mac

. March 2011: GarageBand for iPad announced

. November 2011: GarageBand for iPhone announced

. October 2013: GarageBand 10 for Mac with new design announced

. June 2015: Marc Maron interviews US President Barack Obama in a podcast recorded in his garage using GarageBand for Mac

. January 2016: Live Loops feature added to GarageBand for iOS

. May 2016: GarageBand for Greater China announced with traditional Chinese instruments

. April 2017: Steve Lacey produces the Kendrick Lamar song Pride using GarageBand for iOS

 

Source: Khaleej Times 


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