7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2013 4:21 AM by Christoph Drösser
Corpeli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I do to make my Yamaha Motif xf8 recognized by Garageband?


GarageBand (Mac) '11, OS X Server
  • 1. Re: Garageband
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    By installing the current driver for your OS version.

  • 2. Re: Garageband
    Corpeli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I connected Yamaha to iMac with USB cable, I downloaded drivers, I changed set up... but my problem is that Garageband don't allow me to set sounds on Yamaha. So I'm obliged to use Garageband's sounds. Where get I wrong?!

  • 3. Re: Garageband
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    Yes, because you are using a midi connection that only transmits key events, not sounds. If you want to record your device's sound, you'll have to run an audio cable into your mac's line-in (or use an audio interface.)

  • 4. Re: Garageband
    Corpeli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got Apogee One. So, should I connect Yamaha to Apogee with a midi cable and then Apogee to iMac using USB cable?

  • 5. Re: Garageband
    HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,150 points)

    Corpeli wrote:

     

    should I connect Yamaha to Apogee with a midi cable

     

     

    Christoph Drösser wrote:

     

    you'll have to run an audio cable into your [...] audio interface.

  • 6. Re: Garageband
    Brandonfromar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am completely new to all of this.  How do I go about running an audio cable into the Mac line-in and/or connecting the interface to do this?

  • 7. Re: Garageband
    Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    (Probably not a good idea to ask this question in an old pre-existing thread that has a different topic.)

     

    Since you don't specify your equipment: does your Mac have a line-in at all? If yes, you only have to get the right cable or adaptor to connect the line ore headphones out of another device to it. Or what is the question?