Garageband - MIDI sustain pedal not recording

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by gretschdrummer, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. gretschdrummer macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    I am using the new version of Garageband (which is very slow) and there is a small issue I am facing.

    I can monitor my MIDI keyboard with my sustain pedal just fine, but when I record, the sustain is all gone and only the notes are played with the current effects I have. So basically: Monitor/Not recording = Sustain; Recording = No sustain.

    Any way to fix this? Thanks.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Details? What keyboard, how does it connect. Have you looked at the actual midi events to see what is being sent. Do you have this same problem with all virtual instrument?
  3. gretschdrummer thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    It is a Yamaha DGX-640 that is connected to my computer's USB input. The sustain will not record on any software instrument, nor is there anything in the MIDI events. All I see are the notes that I pressed and how long I held them with my hand, not with the sustain pedal. The sustain pedal works fine when I monitor, however.
  4. gretschdrummer thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Good news!

    I tried a different keyboard pedal and now the sustain works and records in MIDI just fine!
  5. rhgates macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2016
    I'm having this same problem with an Arturia Analog Lab midi controller and a 1/4" plug sustain pedal. What sustain pedal did you buy that solved your problem?



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