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How do I get my digital drums into garageband?

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MUSIK MAKER Calculating status...
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Mar 16, 2013 6:56 PM

Hi there, can someone please help me?

 

I have my digital drums pluged into the MIDI in of my LEXICON I-ONIX FW810s, ( 8 input pre amp 400 Wire wire )  and that in turn is plugged into my new IMAC via a Firerwire adaptor from 400 to 800. I am new to the world of MAC and GARAGEBAND, so I am sure I'm the problem here.

 

When I start a NEW song, in garage band, I can't seem to get the drums to play or make a sound in garageband. What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Roger ( Musik maker )

GarageBand (Mac) '11, i'm using snow leopard
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to MUSIK MAKER)

    Have you created a new software instrument (green) track?

  • Vinny554 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to MUSIK MAKER)

    I'm not sure how much you know here, so I'll lay down the basics...

     

    Ok, plug in your MIDI device to your Mac, and open up Garageband. If your device is detected awesome. To make sure of that, click GarageBand at the top left dropdown menu and click Preferences. Go over to "Audio/MIDI", it should say "1 MIDI input detected".

     

    If so, create a new track, a Software Instrument (green) track. Once on there, you should be able to start playing immediately, whenever the track is selected.

     

    If the problem pursists, unfortunately I'll be in the same boat as you. My **** electric set is being detected by Garageband but won't do anything. Frustrating indeed.

  • Vinny554 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to MUSIK MAKER)

    Well good job on finding a solution, but my set doesnt have that option on the module so I don't know what to do!

     

    But you cannot multi-channel route MIDI in Garageband (AKA, make a separate track for each drum), to answer your question.

  • Vinny554 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to MUSIK MAKER)

    Yeah I contacted Simmons, and they said sometimes their kits don't always integrate well with Macs, and itd be a good idea to try plugging it in through a MIDI interface. But other than that I've tried everything. I need this to work!!!

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