I have been having this issue for at least a year now. I have tried everything - EVERYTHING - multiple times, but nothing seems to work.
Here's an abridged list of the things I've tried:
- Delete all MIDI drivers in the system folder
- Delete all devices in the MIDI Configuration application
- Delete GarageBand preferences
- Delete GarageBand application support data
- Delete every file with "GarageBand" anywhere near its filename
- Reinstall GarageBand
- Delete all of GarageBand and install from scratch
- Install updated M-Audio MIDI drivers because someone said it helped
...and a whole bunch of other stuff.
The end result of all this? Still can't use the **** thing. At least - thanks to your post - now I know that this problem is specific to the user account.
I just installed GarageBand '11. It runs fine on my account or a new account, but not on my son's account -- he's getting the "MIDI timeout error." I would rather not have to delete and recreate his account, so I'm wondering if anyone has found a solution short of that. A possible clue: In the console log, at the end of the initialization he gets the following:
GarageBand: Binary store save failed.
If he tries to start a new project he starts getting the MIDI timeout error dialogs and a series of errors in the console log, each reading:
Sequencer engine timed out after 800 milliseconds
Obviously something is wrong in his account, but I can't figure out what it is. Anyone have any ideas?
I recently got a mac and im new to it i just started jusing garageband and after a week i got the following message : GarageBand has detected a MIDI timeout. Please restart your computer, then relaunch GarageBand. If the problem persists, update the drivers of all connected MIDI devices (including audio drivers with MIDI functionality) to the latest version. Now i have no idea what drivers they are talking about because i have no midi devices hooked up to my laptop i went to audio midi setup and everything was at default settings so i dont know what to do if anyone knows a way around this problem without having to recreate your user im all ears
I had the same problem.
I tried to install an old M-Box and used a very bad driver. Since then:
GarageBand has detected a MIDItimeout. Please restart your computer, then relaunch Gar...
I deleted all the digidesign, M-Audio .... Midid Drivers in the Library/Audio/Midi Drivers
(beware of deleting library stuff, you should know what you delet)
Now its ok.
Library/Audio/Midi Drivers Where do you find this library?
There are two places to look for the drivers:
- The System Library: /Library/Audio/Midi Drivers
- Your User Library: ~/Library/Audio/Midi Drivers
If you are using Lion, your User Library will be hidden by default; to reveal it in the Finder use the Finder's "Go" menu: Select "Go" from the menu, and hold down the "options⌥" key, until the library appears in the drop-down menu. Then select it and click it to open it in the Finder.
To reveal the System Library open the "Library" folder on the top level of your System Volume, or again use the Finder's "Go" menu:
Go > Go to Folder
then enter: /Library/Audio
WARNING TO OTHER mbox2 owners, won't work with Lion period! AVID has NO drivers for this OS, I found out the hard way. If you need something similar and reasonably priced, try the iU2 by Tascam $149 and no drivers required. It also comes with an iPad/iPhone connector which I tried with my iPad & Twisted Wave, DAW and AmpKit..worked great and was very quiet!