Apple released version 2.0 of Garageband recently. However this new version makes now part of the complete Multimedia bundle Ilife ’05. It will not be sold seperately. iLife ’05 is a suite of tightly integrated applications:
– iPhoto 5
– iMovie HD
– iDVD 5
– GarageBand 2.0
– iTunes 4.7
GarageBand 2 adds 8-track recording, so users can record an entire band at once, plus pitch and timing correction to quickly fix those tracks that don’t sound perfect. GarageBand 2 now displays and edits musical notation in real time for people who know how to read and write music or want to learn. With Apple’s growing family of GarageBand Jam Packs, including the latest, Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra, GarageBand users can create professional sounding music in their favorite genre.
Pricing & Availability:
iLife ‘05 will be available in the US on Saturday, January 22 and worldwide on Saturday, January 29 for a suggested retail price of $79 (US) through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The iLife ‘05 suite of applications will be included with all new Macs, and an iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a new Mac on or after January 11 that does not include iLife ‘05 for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US). Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra is sold separately and will be available in the US on Saturday, January 22 and worldwide on Saturday, January 29 for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iTunes version 4.7.1 is currently available as a free download at www.apple.com.