What is the best "music" keyboard to get for your Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sinsinnati, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Sinsinnati macrumors regular

    Sinsinnati

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    I have a buddy that is looking to connect a keyboard into his Mac and use it with Garageband. Any suggestions?
     
  2. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    M-Audio 49e. Works seamlessly with Garageband and is cheap!
     
  3. Mac Book Joe macrumors newbie

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  4. calculus Guest

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    I use that too. Easy to use and doesn't cost a lot. You can't go wrong...
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Do a search in the Digital Audio sub forum, you'll find a multitude of recommendations and links.
     
  6. peck macrumors newbie

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    count me in on the m-audio 49e too. it's inexpensive and basic. all the bells and whistles you get on more expensive keyboards you can pretty much do in garageband anyway
     
  7. Sinsinnati thread starter macrumors regular

    Sinsinnati

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    What is the best way to connect a standard Yamaha keyboard with MIDI port? Is there a cable that inputs MIDI to USB into a Mac?
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yes, Cable plus a small box, it's called a MIDI-USB Interface and they are available from M-Audio and Edirol, plus others.
     

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