Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to MUSIK MAKER)
Have you created a new software instrument (green) track?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to Christoph Drösser)
Yes I have, still no sound.
I'm trying to eliminate every possibility.
The Midi cable is new ( I purchased it yesterday )
My Mac is new and so are all the components.
Could there be a problem with using a Wire wire 400 to 800 adaptor from my pre amp to the mac?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to Vinny554)
I did what you suggested and garage band did indeed recognize the MIDI devise, so thank you for that.
but it still did not work.
However I may have found the answer to both our problems.
After reading this other posting
I tried going to my digital drum module and pressed the MIDI button to see what channel the MIDI was set to, I messed around with all 10 channels and at some point "Presto" it all started working. I could hear and record drums in garageband, of course nothing can go right for me these days, it seems my High Hats are playing maracas instead of HH's.. I don't know why, any ideas?
One more point, it seems if you want to use the GARAGEBAND built in drum kits sounds then midi is the way to go.
If you want to hear the actual drum kits from your digital drums, then you need to get two 3/4" cables that
connect to your drum kits module ( Line out left and right ) connected to a stereo USB or Fire Wire adaptor that pugs into your mac.
I was hoping to be able to get each individual drum pad dedicated to it's own channel in garage band, but I think that's to complicated. Any ideas out there?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 8:06 PM (in response to Vinny554)
I'm sorry I could not be of help to you.
I assume you've not been able to find any aid on this forum?
Have you tried calling the tech suppot for your digital drum's
I have had lots of questions answered by them, and not just about the product I called for
but also how it relates to other hardware and software such as garageband. I hope you get yout set up working.
Thanks for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 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!!!