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How do i connect my keyboard to garageband via usb

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mylond Calculating status...
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Nov 8, 2012 8:19 AM

I'm needing to connect my Yamaha PSR-293 to garage band via usb. I've tried plugging it in, and it's not showing up under the devices.  Again its usb outlet not midi

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010), iOS 6
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to mylond)

    Make sure you have Yamaha's latest driver:

  • Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to mylond)

    As Christoph pointed out, make sure that you have the latest driver for your device installed.


    The first ting is to check is if OSX recognizes ("sees") your MIDI device. For that, go to your Utilities folder inside your Applications folder and launch the "Audio MIDI Setup" application. Under the Window menu select "Show MIDI Studio".




    1. If you don't see the Yamaha device, then OSX has trouble recognizing the device. Check your cable and driver. If the device is not showing up there, then GarageBand won't see it either
    2. If you see the Yamaha device, then GarageBand should use it as a MIDI input. Connecting and re-connecting the Yamaha keyboard should prompt GarageBand with an Alert window that you have changed the number of MIDI inputs.




    Hope that helps



    Edgar Rothermich


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  • marwan xiena Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to Edgar)

    please help me ,., i cant use my psr a1000 yamaha on my mac mini why is that??  i use the usb cable new one and i was installed the latest driver but ( see your midi device ) is not appear on the audio and midi utilitie how can i use it please ,,,


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