Setting Up Midi In Garageband

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andych, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. andych macrumors member

    andych

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    i want to set up my m-audio keystation to record in midi but have no idea how to do this..
    anyone?..

    cheers in advance
     
  2. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    I don't think that you have to do anything more than plug your keyboard in and open up garageband.
     
  3. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    well i have a midi out from my keyboard,by taking a lead out of the keyboard to the audio line in the mac as opposed to just plugging in using the usb..
    is there a difference in sound quality?
     
  4. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    You just plug it into the usb. The sounds are generated from the software instruments within garageband.
     
  5. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    thanks for your reply but what is the difference between using the midi out or the usb?
     
  6. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    You would use the 'midi out' to connect the keyboard to an external sound module of some sort. Your midi keyboard does not have any 'sounds' of it's own - it is simply a controller. When you use garageband there is a range of software generated sounds within the programme so you don't need anything else. The usb lead sends the midi signals to your mac and also provides power to the keyboard.
     
  7. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    ok ok...cool..
    so garageband supports midi..
    what i need to do is record the keyboard and i need to see the music in real music notation..is this possible?
     
  8. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    Yes. The best thing for you to do is to give it a go. It's really simple. Use the garagband help when you need to. Have fun.
     
  9. notwist macrumors regular

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    Double-click on the recorded midi. It should then show up at the bottom of the screen in the Track Editor. You'll see a little clef note button. Just click that, and it will display the notation view.
     
  10. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    thanks guys..
    im this far now,,,cheers..
    one more thing.....zzz
    can i save my software track as a midi file?..
    you see,my friend on the recieving end has to se the notation..is this possible..
    i converted it to an mp3 file to send but when put into his software will he be able to get the notation too..
    confused?.....me too
     
  11. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    ok guys i appreciate your time and help but what i need is to be able to save my keyboard tracks recorded on garageband to .mid files?..is this possible?
     

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