Can I use my own effects pedals with GarageBand?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by stusam81, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. stusam81, Mar 4, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012

    stusam81 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2012

    I'm recording a song in GarageBand and all is going well with the amp mods and in built stop boxes. However, I want to use my Digitech Whammy to get a decent octave down sound (non of the in built effects have this as far as I can see) but when I try and plug in I don't get a signal at all.

    Is there a way to get this working? I'm simply using a jack to mini jack converter (like this) and don't have the cash to buy an audio interface. Id this doable or is there any decent pitch shifter plug ins available?

    Thans for any help anyone can offer.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I don't use GarageBand, but Reason, my signal path is:
    Bass ---> Fx ---> built-in audio input.
    It works fine.

    But I use a mini jack to 1/4" jack lead. Mini Jack in the iMac, 1/4" in the last fx pedal. That way it reduced the strain on the input socket on the iMac.
    This sort of thing
  3. stusam81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2012
    That's pretty much the same path I'm using

    Guitar -> FX Pedal -> Computer Audio Input

    It works fine if I take the FX out of the chain.

    Ps. Just orded a lead to swap for the adapter.

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