Video Walkthrough: Apple Music Memos App
January 29, 2016
Even though it doesn't attend NAMM anymore, Apple threw musicians a bone during NAMM week when it updated GarageBand for iOS to v2.1 and dropped the brand new Music Memos iOS app into our laps.
This new, free micro workstation lets you quickly record musical ideas from a connected external mic or the internal mic of an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.1 or later. It records uncompressed audio and it's optimized for acoustic guitar and piano (but of course you can record anything. Music memos detects the notes chords played and can add bass and drums as an instant backing band. You can also edit the chords, timing and other aspects of the recordings, and you can export the results to cloud drives, Soundcloud, YouTube or to GarageBand or Logic so you can continue working on it.
The following video walks you through the essential features.