As promised, Apple has released GarageBand 10.1 through the Mac App Store. The update includes previously highlighted new features including 10 new Drummers, new synths and a ‘Transform Pad’ feature. The update also includes support for Apple’s new Force Touch trackpads from the 12-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro. For artists publishing to Apple Music, its new streaming music service launched today, GarageBand 10.1 adds the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect. Full release notes below:

What’s New in Version 10.1

• 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic music and Hip Hop styles including House, Trap, Techno, Dubstep and more • Over 100 EDM and Hip Hop-inspired synthesizer Patches featuring the new Transform Pad Smart Control for sound morphing • Record the movements of software instrument Smart Controls to capture performances of effect and tone adjustments • 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues • Share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect* • Adds support for Force Touch trackpad • Resolves an issue which prevented the export of long recordings • Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility

* Requires Apple Music Connect account.

You can grab GarageBand 10.1 for free from the Mac App Store. GarageBand for iOS has also received support for publishing to Apple Music Connect in version 2.0.7.

What’s New in Version 2.0.7

• Share directly from GarageBand to Apple Music Connect* • Stability improvements and bug fixes

* Requires Apple Music Connect account.

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