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Patmian212
Mar 19, 2008, 10:58 AM
Hey guys,

I am using garageband to create my own hip hop tracks. . . I am sick of using their pre-recorded loops. I have the following question, is there any drum machine (MPC style) out there that works with garageband so I can create my own beats? I was thinking something like this http://www.musicstore.de/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/MusicStore-MusicStoreShop-Site/es_ES/-/EUR/ViewProductDetail-Start;pgid=TOZgSGdOWb000000000000000000TjeRHmwr?CatalogVideo=&ProductUUID=BfbVqHzmcCgAAAEXiCNgyFi7&CatalogCategoryID=wLvVqHzld4AAAAEV9BlWf70R&JumpTo=OfferList
(sorry its in spanish but you get the idea). This also says it has MIDI IN/OUT does that mean I can plug a mic into it. Any opinions are highly appreciated.



zimv20
Mar 19, 2008, 11:41 AM
midi primer (http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/studio/midi.html)

Patmian212
Mar 19, 2008, 11:49 AM
midi primer (http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/studio/midi.html)

Very interesting link! Thanks. However I am still very much a newbie in the digital audio world, what are you trying to say? The mic cant plug into it?

zimv20
Mar 19, 2008, 12:01 PM
midi is not audio. so, no, you can't plug a mic into it.

Patmian212
Mar 19, 2008, 12:09 PM
midi is not audio. so, no, you can't plug a mic into it.

Ok thanks for that clarification. One more question. How would I go about plugging in that KORG beat machine or maybe a keyboard and a mic into a macbook or ibook, CHEAPLY. What would I need to buy? Once again sorry for the ignorance.

Tarkovsky
Mar 19, 2008, 12:11 PM
MIDI could be described as similar to written music, except read out in real time for devices that make sound. Sound itself is not transmitted. The midi ins/outs are useful for syncing and controlling devices. For example you may have an electric drum kit that you trigger a drum machine or samples with, it may also keep electronic instruments effects in time etc. Most mics use XLR which is a circular 3 pin connector..