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In its latest play in the Chinese market, Apple on Monday released an updated version of GarageBand with a strong emphasis on Chinese music, introducing new regional instruments, Chinese music loops and Chinese language localization, among others. additions of features such as social network sharing.
The latest version of GarageBand âcelebrates the rich history of Chinese musicâ and comes with traditional Chinese instruments like pipa, erhu, and Chinese percussion, each of which can be played on iPhone or iPad via multitouch gestures, as well as the music typing function. and musical keyboards connected by USB on Mac. In addition, Apple includes 300 Chinese music loops for fast track creation.
âGarageBand is the world’s most popular music creation app and we’re excited to introduce these new features that incorporate the rich history of traditional Chinese music,â said Susan Prescott, vice president of product marketing at Apple. “By adding classic Chinese instruments and new Live Loop models, the new GarageBand app makes it fun and easy to create Chinese-inspired music right on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.”
Specific to iOS, GarageBand gains two new Chinese music-inspired models for Live Loops, one traditional and one modern, as well as integration with Chinese social networks QQ and Youku. Both versions contain 300 loops created by Apple and inspired by various styles of Chinese music including Guzheng, Dizi, Yangqin and Peking Opera.