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Can I use GarageBand to record live from an external soundboard?

638 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 16, 2012 7:55 PM by isteveus RSS
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Dec 16, 2012 6:58 PM

My Church Band uses a sound board to play, and have asked me to do a video of the next performance. I want to capture the sound, using the band's soundboard. I can hook that up to my MacBook Air via USB cable. But then what do I do? How do I pipe the music into BG, and record at the same time?

Thanx, I really appreciate ANY help!

Jamie

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), iOS 6.0.1
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)

    Sounds like the soundboard has a usb output, depending on the brand you may need to download some drivers. Then in garageband you will need to choose the soundboard in GarageBand > Preferences > audio midi and choose it for input. Start a real instrument stereo track and you're ready to record.

     

    This is a little over simplified but you can find tutorials under the help menu in garageband or on youtube.

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