Apple Releases Music Memos Free Recorder App For Musicians

CUPERTINO, CA (Hypebot) – Apple is fond of saying that music is at its core. That string continues with a new recorder app for musicians that could rejuvenate Apple Music Connect and major upgrades to Garageband.


Just in time for the NAMM show, Apple has announced a new addition and a major update to its family of music-making apps. An all-new free app called Music Memos lets musicians and songwriters quickly capture, organize and develop musical ideas on their iPhone. And a major update to GarageBand for iOS introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops for creating DJ style music on the iPhone or iPad.


Music Memos


With the Music Memos app, users can record any sound or musical instrument through the iPhone’s built-in microphone in an uncompressed format, then name, tag and rate it to start building a library of ideas. Optionally, the app can analyze rhythm and chords of acoustic guitar and piano recordings, and add matching drums and a bass line. It can also provide basic notation that displays the chords that were played. Add Apples' iCloud and any created Music Memos are automatically available across all Apple devices and can open in Garageband.


For Fan Engagement


In what could be a boon to music marketers, musicians Music Memo creations can be shared with fans directly through Apple's Music Connect music-centered social network. Perhaps because its a bit of a walled garden, Apple Music Connect


Garageband Updates: Live Loops and Drummer


The GarageBand 2.1 update adds Live Loops, a new and intuitive way to create music. Inspired by DJ hardware controllers and drum machines, Live Loops makes it easy to create music by tapping cells and columns in a visual grid to trigger looped instruments and samples. The loops can be performed, arranged and remixed live, and GarageBand automatically keeps all the beats in sync. Live Loops comes with a library of Apple-designed loop templates in a variety of genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Rock, or you can create your own loops from scratch.


GarageBand 2.1 for iOS also includes the new Drummer feature with nine EDM and acoustic virtual session drummers that provide their own signature sound, as well as an expanded selection of amps for bass players.