PRESS RELEASE January 6, 2004

Apple Introduces Jam Pack

Triples the Music Content for Revolutionary New GarageBand Music Creation Software

MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 6, 2004—Apple® today introduced Jam Pack, an add-on music content package for Apple’s revolutionary new GarageBand™ music creation software, announced today as part of iLife™ ‘04. Jam Pack triples the music content for musicians and aspiring musicians alike with over 2,000 additional loops including many for hip-hop and electronica; over 100 additional software instruments, including a concert grand piano and 12 string guitars; over 100 additional pro-quality effects presets; and 15 additional guitar amps, including surf, grunge, heavy blues and atmospheric.
“GarageBand is like having over 50 musical instruments, a studio of professional musicians and the best recording engineers right at your fingertips,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “And Jam Pack takes GarageBand even further, with even more professional-quality instruments, loops, effects and guitar amps.”
GarageBand turns the Mac® into a high-quality musical instrument and complete recording studio, allowing both novice and seasoned musicians alike to easily play, record and create amazing music using a remarkably simple interface. With GarageBand, recorded performances, digital audio and looping tracks can easily be arranged and edited like building blocks to create a song. GarageBand comes with more than 50 software instruments, including a premium-quality grand piano, that can be played and recorded with any USB or MIDI music keyboard. Over 1,000 professionally pre-recorded audio loops can be combined to make complete songs or backing tracks. Vocals and live instruments such as guitars can be recorded digitally via microphone or analog input. All these tracks can be edited and mixed together with over 200 pro-quality effects presets, including pro-quality effects such as reverb and echo, and the built-in expertise of professional recording engineers. With GarageBand’s advanced modeling technology, guitar players have access to some of the most revered vintage amplifier sounds with 6 guitar amps, including clean jazz, arena rock and British invasion. GarageBand can also export completed songs to iTunes® for burning to CD, encoding in MP3 or high quality AAC, transfer to iPod™ or for use in the other iLife applications.
Pricing & Availability
Jam Pack will be available on January 16 for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) at the Apple Store® (, Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers. GarageBand will be available on January 16, as part of iLife ‘04, for a suggested retail price of $49 (US) through the Apple Store (, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. GarageBand will also be included with all new Macs. An iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package, which includes GarageBand, is available to all customers who purchase a new Mac on or after January 6 that does not include iLife ‘04. The iLife Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US).
GarageBand and Jam Pack require Mac OS® X v10.2.6 or later, QuickTime® 6.4 or later, a Macintosh® computer with PowerPC 600 MHz or faster G3, G4, or G5 processor, 256MB or more physical RAM and a 1024x768 or larger display. A G4 or G5 processor is required for GarageBand software instruments.
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