Garage Band i Life 09

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  1. Dynamac macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    Please help! Installed iLife 09 some months and the garage band was working fantastically with my Fender lead guitar but now I cannot get any sound out of the built in speakers of my 2008 iMac. Anyone have similar problems and know the fix?

    Many thanks.
  2. DigiGuy777 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Internal Sound Issue

    Hi Dynamac,

    I don't have an IMAC I have a MAC PRO Intel but when it comes to
    sound they both work the same as far as the built in stuff goes.
    I'm going to assume that the built in sound module on the logic
    board is good and so are your speakers. I have ILIFE 09 too
    and occasionally I have had Garage Band go deaf on me also.

    What I have discovered is that Garage band apparently will load
    a specific driver for what ever sound source has been selected.
    In my case I have the Presonus Firepod as my interface and when
    I start Garageband it will see it and ask if i want to use it.
    If I choose yes it loads the drivers necessary to use it
    in Garageband and I'm good to go.
    When I don't have the Presonus tunred on then Garageband
    defaults to the built in sound.

    This is what I would try.

    1. Start Garageband
    2. Click on the Garageband Menu and in the drop down choose ( Preferences )
    3. Click the Audio/Midi icon and see what the ( OUTPUT ) source is set to.
    4. You should have a choice of ( Internal Speakers or Built-In Output )

    Just make sure when you go to check the Audio/Midi seetings
    in Garageband that a song is not playing or the choices will
    be grayed out.

    If the settings are anything else but ( Internal Speakers or Built-In Output )
    then that's most likely why you can't hear anything.

    Also make sure if your connecting your guitar via an interface like the Firepod
    you have the ( INPUT set to that or you wont hear anything either.

    Make sure you guitar volume is set high enough too. My volume Pot is old
    and having isssues so sometimes I have to crank the volume knob over
    half to get the signal out to the MAC.

    You might also check your ( SYSTEM PREFS ) to see what they are set to.
    A sweet shortcut to see the system volume settings with out having to click the Apple Logo and then click ( PREFS ) is to do this.

    You should have a tiny speaker logo next to where you see the time and date in the upper right hand corner of your menu bar.
    Hold down the ( OPTION KEY ) then move your mouse over the
    speaker Icon and left click it. This will cause a POP Out window showing the
    the system settings. Make sure that the Output is set to ( INTERNAL SPEAKERS or Built-In Output )

    The system settings really shouldn't have any effect on the Garageband settings because they are independent
    of each other but the latter suggestion is a suggestion
    to do just in case on IMACS it might be different some how.

    I just can't think of anything else it might be because there
    just are not that many setting choices to make.
    Other then the Built-In Output on the logic board might be
    bad or your speakers maybe.

    In anycase I hope this might help you solve your

    Take care.
  3. Dynamac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    Many thanks for your help DigiGuy. All sorted now thanks to you.

    Best wishes


  4. DigiGuy777 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Glad I could help

    No problem Dynamac, I'm glad I could help.

    Have a great day.

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