Re: Help on getting the keyboard to play
Mar 5th, 2022, 09:42
I've attached a basic GarageBand course to this thread (More Info) -- hopefully it will clarify the difference between Software Instrument & Audio tracks, and the setup & recording of both. From your descriptions I can't really understand exactly what you're trying to do -- are you trying to record a Software Instrument track or an Audio track? If you're not familiar with the difference between MIDI (Software Instrument) and Audio then the course should help to clarify that. Whether you record your piano track as a Software Instrument or an Audio track will depend on what kind of MIDI/USB keyboard you have? Does it have its own internal sounds (Audio track) or will you be using the sounds included in GarageBand (Softtware Instrument track)? - If you're recording a Software Instrument track you have to have a MIDI keyboard plugged in to the computer. If you load a GarageBand piano into the Software Instrument track (from the Library) and select the track, when you play on the keyboard you should hear that sound from the GarageBand piano. The track will record MIDI data --the notes you play. - If you're recording an Audio track then your keyboard would have to provide the piano sound -- if your keyboard is just a MIDI controller, then it would have no sounds, and you'd have to use a Software Instrument. If you keyboard does have its own piano sound, then you'd record an audio wave. The attached GarageBand course looks like it should cover all the basics of this..