20643 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2008 8:22 PM by Tron55555
I'm pretty sure that the Jam Packs, in terms of content, are exactly the same. The big difference are the format of the loops. The old Jam Packs were in .aiff format, while the ones that come with Studio are a new .caf format. There are a couple of slight difference: the .caf files are smaller, and so they will take up less room on your HD, which is a good thing. However, if you like to use the loops in other programs besides Logic and GB, or in earlier versions of these programs (if, for example, you were still using Logic 7 as well as 8), those programs may not be able to understand this format.
Logic 8 and Garageband 08 both can use and understand .caf files, so if those are the only programs you're using these loops with, then I see no reason to hold on to your old Jam Packs. The new ones will serve you well. And when you install them with Logic, your Garageband should be able to see and use them just fine.