1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 21, 2014 6:48 AM by léonie
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I've seen that there is a new version of Garageband available on the app store, I've projects created in my current version from just over 1 year ago and I was wondering, if I install the new Garageband, will it overwrite the older version I have, and will my current projects play / load OK in the newer version?

 

Also, I noticed in the reviews ALOT of people are slating it, saying it's full of bugs, the main ones being the out of sync tempo and it closes/crashes alot?

Are these bugs fixed or is it still a problem?

 

Thanks


iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,560 points)
    if I install the new Garageband, will it overwrite the older version I have, and will my current projects play / load OK in the newer version?

     

    The new version  GarageBand 10.0.1 is only available, if you are running MacOS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. Have you already upgraded?

     

    The  GarageBand 10.0.1 installer will not uninstall GarageBand '11, but move it to a separate folder "GarageBand 6.0.5" in the "Applications" folder. You can use both versions with Mavericks. They do not interfere. When you open your current GarageBand '11 projects with the new version, GarageBand 10.0 will create an upgraded copy in the new format, but save the old version. The new version cannot be opened any longer in GarageBand '11.

     

    For me, the new version is running without problems after the first  bugfix has been released. But you should be aware, that GarageBand 10.0 is a 64-bit Mavericks version. Older 32-bit audio units, plug-ins, and device drivers will no longer work with this new version. Check, if the device drivers and plug-ins you are currently using will be compatible. Using incompatible drivers can cause crashes, see:   GarageBand for Mac (v10.0): Unexpected behavior with Audio Units plug-ins

     

    The new GarageBand is very differen from your current version. It has new features (drummers, arpeggiators), but other features, like Podcasts, are missing. Don't uninstall your current version, if you decide to upgrade.

     

    -- Léonie

     

     

    Added: GarageBand 10.0 is free, but requires additional content as an in-app purchases, see:

              Expanding GarageBand for Mac (v10.0) content with an in-app purchase

     

    As a previous owner of GarageBand '11 you can download this content for free, by using the command: "Restore Purchase" from the "GarageBAnd" menu.