4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 2:29 PM by Foodsman
Foodsman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Folks,

 

I have GarageBand 11 and use a Mac Pro running 10.6.8

 

When I’m working in GarageBand I use a headphone with an attached microphone. When I bring a song over from iTunes to edit in GarageBand is there a way I can set GarageBand so that the music only plays through the headphone and not the internal Mac Pro speakers?

 

My wife is a good woman but there are rumors that could change unless I get this figure out...  Its either that or going to the basement which in and of itself would not be too bad.  But we don't have a basement!

 

Harry


GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: How to turn off internal speakers when using earphones
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    How do you plug in the headset?  When I use the headphones, plugged into the "Headphone" port, the internal speakers are disabled automatically. I wonder, why you or your wife are stll hearing the speakers. Does the port not work properly? Have you tried to move the plug for a better contact?

     

    Or do you set the volume so high, that your wife still can hear the sound just from the headphones?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: How to turn off internal speakers when using earphones
    Foodsman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Léonie and thanks for your reply.

     

    My headphone/microphone plugs in through the USB port not the headphone port. I should have metnioned that in my first post, sorry about that....Any ideas from the USB direction?

  • 3. Re: How to turn off internal speakers when using earphones
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    I do not have an USB headphone to check this, but with my USB microphone I select the input source in the System Preferences "Sound" panel. I expect the same should work for the output channel.

     

    What do you see, when you open System Preferences and select the "Sound" (or "Audio") panel and click the Output tab. You should be able to select a device for system output.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    For example, on my system I see only the internal speakers, but your headset should also appear, unless your device needs a special driver.

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  • 4. Re: How to turn off internal speakers when using earphones
    Foodsman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello again LeonieDF,

     

    I tried that and it worked fine in iTunes but did nothing for GarageBand, GarageBand still played through the internal speakers.  However, I opened preferences in GarageBand and was able to make a selection there and its playing through the headphones and not the internal sperkers.

     

    I appreciate your help,

     

    Harry