Getting garageband to work with midi keyboard.

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by patsfan459, May 13, 2007.

  1. patsfan459 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2007
    I recently bought a macbook pro. I am a musician so garageband is an absolute must. So I installed the driver for the M-Audio USB Midi Uno. However I cannot find the driver for my keyboard. it is a Yamaha DGX-200 portable grand. I tried the driver for the dgx-203 but it didn't seem to work. If anyone can tell me where to find the driver for the dgx-200 that would be great:)
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    If you're connecting via MIDI you shouldn't need a driver for the keyboard itself. All control data is sent via the MIDI channel you have configured on the keyboard. Some keyboards do come with the interface turned off by default so you may have to enable the interface for either transmit or both transmit & recieve. Then, providing you've installed the driver for the MIDI interface Garageband should see the keyboard as a standard input device.
  3. AlexMoyer macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008
    GarageBand Problem Possible Solution!

    Have you tried to hook your midi wire plugs in your keyboard as such:
    the IN wire to the OUT plug
    and the OUT wire to the IN plug.
  4. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    Camp Snoopy
    You shouldn't need any drivers. Just plug in the MIDI to the keyboard and the USB to the computer and Garageband should popup a message telling you that it detected 1 MIDI input. At least, that's what it does for me.

    My MIDI cable is somewhat odd in that I need to do what AlexMoyer suggested in order to get Garageband to detect the keyboard.
  5. oli2140 macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I have a yamaha clavinova and had to install drivers from yamaha's website to get it to work. I think they are pretty easy to find and they are viewable via a preference pane.

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