Writing music, like writing anything else, is a process. Where full studio recording sessions are like meticulously edited novels, smartphone recordings are more akin to rough sketches, a quick and easy way to capture your melodic musings. On iPhone, Memos was the default first-party option for capturing audio — music or otherwise. Now Apple is launching Music Memos, full with features specifically geared toward the music-minded.
From its home screen, the app works much like Memos with a big, Hal 9000-like button staring at you. A simple tap and you’re ready to go. At its most simple, the app can help keep your instrument tuned. But that’s just the beginning — it also comes with a virtual drummer and bass player so you can fill out that lonesome guitar track.
Music Memos obviously integrates with Garageband, which has its own collection of updates today including a new Live Loop feature for EDM musicians. You can also save all your Music Memo creations to iCloud so they’re synced across all your devices.
You can download Music Memos for free right now.