In today’s event, Apple showed off the new version of GarageBand. Highlights include:
- “Groove Matching” – A tool that will lock different instruments to the same rhythm without making the whole thing sound “robotic.” It can fix timing based on an entire sample of music.
- “Flex Timing” – A new waveform tool that allows individual notes or clips to be stretched to fit within a certain timeframe.
- “How Did I Play?” – While lessons were added to GarageBand ’09, the new version of the application brings several new features. New piano lessons take place with a full-sized symphony in the background, instead of just a metronome. Lessons now include real-time feedback and are saved into a history, showing a student’s progress overtime.
Much of Garageband — like much of iPhoto — takes advantage of a full-screen mode.