GarageBand 10.4.1: Complete list of new instruments for BigSur

Hello! I recently upgraded my iMac to BigSur and wanted to dive right into GarageBand's new features. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a list anywhere of exactly what is new. I sent Patrick an email over at The GarageBand Guide to see if he had one. As soon as I hit send, it dawned on me that I could just stop being lazy and open up my backup copy of 10.3.5 and compare the two myself. But as of right now, both copies do not run simultaneously on my iMac. They will run one at a time however, so I took screenshots of the old set of sounds from 10.3.5, compared them to the new ones in 10.4.1, and jotted them all down. I figured I'd share them with everyone here too. For everything else GarageBand related, I'm happy to offer one-on-one online lessons if you click on the lessons tab above. Patrick's site linked above also has an insane amount of very well-produced video tutorials and PDFs for download.


Please keep in mind that this is just a list of the new software instruments. I'm not interested in taking the time to compare and list all 1,800 new loops. ;)


The following folders contain the same sounds as 10.3.5 with nothing additional added:

Drum Kit, Bass, Guitar, Orchestral (all subfolders), Percussion, Synthesizer (strings), Vintage Mellotron, World, and Arpeggiator.


The following lists all of the newly added sounds as of 10.4.1 compared to 10.3.5, the last update for Catalina. I did not notice any sounds that are absent in 10.4.1. This does not apply to iPad or iPhone versions, only Big Sur 11.0.1.


Electronic Drum Kit:

  • 70s Rhythm Box

  • 808 Flex

  • Advanced Machines

  • Arcade Frenzy

  • Birdland Cuts

  • Blowing Speakers

  • Bright Bass House

  • Bumper

  • Compact

  • Deep Bass House

  • Deep End

  • Dembow

  • Dusty Memories

  • Electronic Pop

  • Future Breaks

  • Hacienda

  • Hard Bass House

  • Hard Bounce

  • Hard Knock

  • Heavy Bass House

  • Hybrid Knock

  • Infinity

  • Interchange

  • Jagged Edges

  • Knick Knack

  • Laser Battle

  • LinnDrum

  • Live Feel

  • Midnight Vanguard

  • Minimalist

  • Modern 808

  • Modern 909

  • Modern CR-8000

  • Modern Disco

  • Modern TR-707

  • Modern TR-727

  • Natural Bass House

  • Platinum

  • Prismatica

  • Red Line

  • Retro Box

  • Roland CR-78

  • Roland TR-606

  • Roland TR-808

  • Roland TR-909

  • Sequential DrumTraks

  • Simmons SDS-V

  • Solaris

  • Synthetic Bass House

  • Tight Trap

  • Vintage Beats


Keyboards:

  • New section! 58 brand new keyboards!


Mallet:

  • Mini Marimba

  • Toy Glockenspiel


Piano: New subcategory: Processed

  • Amplified Piano

  • Below The Surface Piano

  • Hammered Piano

  • Learner’s Piano

  • Mellow Vibe Piano

  • Old-Time Recording Keys

  • Parallel Earth Piano

  • Record Collection Grand

  • Rise Above Piano

  • Subtle Dynamics PIano

  • Worn Tape Piano


Synthesizer, Bass:

  • 808 Bass

  • 808 Mutation Bass

  • Bass Keys

  • Big Saw Bass

  • Blooming Bass

  • Breaking Bass

  • Cloud Bass

  • Dark Heavy Bass

  • Deep Thump Bass

  • Flexible Square Bass

  • Full Sub

  • Heavy Buzz Bass

  • Hollow Pluck

  • Iron Bass

  • Mutant Acoustic Bass

  • Pressure Drop Bass

  • Simple Bass

  • Solid Body Bass

  • Synth Upright Bass


Synthesizer, Bell:

  • Odd Key

  • Spacetime Keys


Synthesizer, Brass:

  • Brassy Ensemble

  • Grungy Horn Hits


Synthesizer, Classics:

  • Dirty Pulse

  • Pensive Pluck

  • Simple Short Pluck

  • Super Saw Inferno


Synthesizer, EDM Bass:

  • Aluminum Sweep

  • Artificial Persona

  • Deep Abyss

  • Designer Bass

  • Electric Blue

  • Filthy Bass

  • Fizzy Sweeper

  • Flying Machine

  • Gravity

  • Grinding Waves

  • Liquid Gold

  • Lo-Fi Throat

  • Massive Why

  • Mech Growl

  • Metal Sweep

  • Metallic Waves

  • Screech Bass

  • Sweeping Scrape

  • Thick Liquid Bass

  • Tin Man

  • Urban Grunge


Synthesizer, EDM Chord:

  • 7th Player

  • Minor Outbursts

  • Third Pluck


Synthesizer, Lead:

  • Anthemic Lead

  • Bending Lead

  • Big Square

  • Black Diamond

  • Blue Laser Lead

  • Chill Keys

  • Crackling Lead

  • Fast Talker

  • Flutter Pluck

  • Hard Metal Lead

  • High Energy lead

  • Main Room Pluck Lead

  • Moving Shapes

  • Shimmering Bass

  • Sync Swell Lead

  • Tight Punchy Lead


Synthesizer, Pad:

  • Autumn Haze

  • Clean Organ

  • Dark Textures

  • Flutter By

  • Lush Pulse

  • Trill Bows

  • Warm Synth Pad


Synthesizer, Rhythmic:

  • Bright Plucked String

  • Chill Vocal Sequences

  • Chop It up

  • Connect Chords

  • Future Strings

  • Gritty Bells

  • Liquid Light

  • Percussive Pluck

  • Rising Waves

  • Short Swell Synth


Synthesizer, Sound Effects:

  • Brand new subfolder with 22 new sounds!


Synthesizer, Soundscape:

  • Noise Sweep


Vintage B3 Organ:

  • Blips Piano

  • Fixer Upper Organ


Vintage Clav:

  • Chilled Clav

  • Digging Depper Clav

  • Guitar vs Clav

  • Muted Clav

  • Nice Dream Clav

  • Novel Approach Clav

  • Wah-Wah Clav


Vintage Electric Piano:

  • Flying Circus Piano

  • Phasing Bells


Let me know if I missed any! Please share a link to what you've made with the new sounds in 10.4.1 and tell me a little about it in the comments below.


Thanks! Kyle



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