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GarageBand for iOS adds external drive support, 'Skyline Heat' sound pack

Apple has issued an update for GarageBand on iOS, adding support for external media sources to the music production tool, along with the addition of a new 'Skyline Heat' sound pack, Dark Mode, and other improvements.




Released to the App Store on Thursday, the update to GarageBand brings the iOS app up to version 2.3.8. The update download is available for both iOS and iPadOS, and weighs in at 1.6 gigabytes.

According to the release notes for the update, users will now be able to access files located on external hard drives, SD cards via a reader, and other USB drives. The feature arrives alongside general external drive support introduced in iOS 13 and iPadOS.

A new downloadable soundpack called "Skyline Heat" is also available, which includes a collection of over 350 new Hip Hop loops as well as six drum kits. As part of the update, it is also possible to search for Apple Loops by the Sound Library pack name, while the audio fidelity of Apple Loops has also been improved when making tempo and key changes in a project.

The latest version also adds support for Dark Mode, as well as support for the new Share sheet, and other "performance and stability improvements."