Two Octaves in Garageband

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pressx2select, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Long time lurker here wanting to see if anyone has some thoughts on this. You guys always have some awesome ideas and conversations in this forum so I figured I'd pick your brains.

    When using Garageband for keyboard typing I've always thought it was annoying that you could only really type one octave at a time. I was wondering if there's anyway to plug in a second usb keyboard and trick the computer into thinking it was a midi keyboard and modifying it to be able to produce two octaves. Ultimately you'd be using the keyboard something like the crude drawing I made.

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    The main reason I'm asking is because I have a bunch of old USB keyboards that would be great for this but I don't have any Midi Keyboards.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    Wouldn't a real keyboard be better? I see new 2 octave keyboards for as little as $48 and used ones for $30 on the Guitar Center website, for example.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sackvillenb

    #3
    I'm not aware of any method to do this.

    But you can definitely buy a cheap midi keyboard nowadays that will give you a few (or more) octaves, and the midi keyboard will give you a much better "feel" while playing, and control over note velocity, etc. :)
     

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