Drum Machines and GB

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Patmian212, Mar 19, 2008.

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    Patmian212

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    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/INT...yID=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.
     
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    Patmian212

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    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?
     
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    zimv20

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    midi is not audio. so, no, you can't plug a mic into it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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..
     

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