Hal Leonard Announces New TrackPak Titles

October 22, 2009

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The world’s largest music print publisher, Hal Leonard Corporation has released the latest titles in its TrackPak line of software/songbook packs specially designed for use with Apple’s GarageBand recording software. The three new titles – Acoustic Rock, Hard Rock and 1970s Rock – join the four packs initially launched: Classic Rock, Modern Rock, R&B and Hip-Hop.

Part of Apple’s iLife suite of applications, GarageBand is a digital recording program that comes standard on all iMac computers. GarageBand turns a Mac into a recording studio packed with hundreds of instruments, pre-recorded loops, amps, effects, editing tools – even virtual recording engineers to assist in production. The program lets anyone – from novice to pro – create, perform and record music.

Packaged in convenient, easy-to-merchandise boxes, Hal Leonard’s TrackPak titles feature software plus a songbook with sheet music notation for reference. These popular product includes loops for complete songs (“projects” in the GarageBand vernacular), plus individual beats, grooves, loops and riffs for all of the instruments in each song.

Users can pop TrackPaks into their Mac and instantly have 12 hit songs orchestrated out and ready to drop into GarageBand. They can then manipulate the tracks in any way they wish, such as removing the part for their instrument so they can jam along with the song. They can remix and modify any or all of the tracks, and use them as a springboard to create their own music.

Comments Hal Leonard Senior VP of Sales Doug Lady, “We’re very excited about working with Apple to add to this innovative product line. Our access to a vast library of print rights lets Mac users have fun with their favorite songs.”

“GarageBand presents unique opportunities for developers in creating plug-ins and content such as Apple Loops for an extremely large GarageBand fan base,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations. “Hal Leonard has taken a unique approach with their TrackPak series for GarageBand, by providing Apple Loop-compatible content that is both educational and fun. We look forward to seeing even more great titles from Hal Leonard in the future.”

These new TrackPak titles representing the best songs in each genre are currently in stock, and more packs are planned for future release:

Acoustic Rock (00631385): All Along The Watchtower • Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You • Best of My Love • Breaking the Girl • Dust in the Wind • Every Rose Has Its Thorn • Free Fallin’ • I’d Love to Change the World • Melissa • Pink Houses • Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) • Wanted Dead or Alive.

Hard Rock (00631384): Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love • Bark at the Moon • Breaking the Chains • Detroit Rock City • Living After Midnight • Mississippi Queen • Paranoid • Rock You like a Hurricane • Smokin’ in the Boys Room • Space Truckin’ • We're Not Gonna Take It • You Give Love a Bad Name.

1970s Rock (00631386): All Right Now • American Girl • Beast of Burden • Breathe • Crocodile Rock • Fortunate Son • Funk #49 • Gimme Three Steps • Lay Down Sally • Ramblin’ Man • Rock’n Me • Runnin’ with the Devil.

GarageBand-compatible TrackPaks from Hal Leonard retail for $29.99 each. For more information or to place an order for TrackPaks or other Hal Leonard software, please visit www.halleonard.com.

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