January 15, 2015
Apple Patent Reveals Customizable Drum Loops for GarageBand
On January 15, 2015, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that discusses how GarageBand, Logic Pro or combination of these apps can create unique and customized drumming loops for various music genres.
Apple notes in their patent filing that drum machines and sequencers have long been used to generate rhythmic accompaniments for musicians lacking access to a full band, drumming proficiency, or a convenient means of recording drumming performances. Although drum sequences using canned loops can be easy to create, they are extremely limited in their application.
Apple’s invention remedies these problems in great detail.