10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2014 11:10 AM by ABB24
ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

Having this problem, I have no midi status with Garageband 10 when using my guitar, says 0 detected. Have tried restarting my macbook, tried reinstalling Garageband 6.0.5, same issue. Any ideas? Thanks.


MacBook Pro
  • isteveus Level 5 (4,310 points)

    Unless you are using some kind of MIDI enabled guitar, that I I'm guessing you're not.  Then the guitar is a analog device.

     

    You need to use a real instrument track.

  • ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

    Using a guitar with a usb guitar wire, connected directly into the macbook, worked with Garageband 6.0.5, not with with Garageband 10. I chose "Amp collection" from the options list, the new, updated version of Garageband 10 does not have an option for "real instrument track".

  • léonie Level 10 (90,454 points)

    If you click the microphone in the "New Track" panel, you'll get a basic audio track and can use any of the guitar/bass patches to set up the track for your guitar. It does ot need to be the Amp Collection.

  • ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is no microphone option, but  Ihave tried the other ones too, keyboard and hop hop options, my guitar doesn't play in any of them, garageband 10 *****! I need my guitar working in garageband.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,454 points)

    There is no microphone option, but  Ihave tried the other ones too, keyboard and hop hop options, my guitar doesn't play in any of them, garageband 10 *****! I need my guitar working in garageband.

    Use either of the two middle selections below the heading "Audio". Those are for audio input. Keyboard is for midi input to a software instrument track, and dummer is a smart instrument track, that cannot be recorded.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 08.21.20.PNG

  • ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't look like that in Garageband 10, the new one. I see these options:

     

    Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 12.07.37 PM.png

  • léonie Level 10 (90,454 points)

    Your screenshot is showing how to create a new project. My screenshot is showing, how to add a track to a project - from the "Track > New Track" menu.

     

     

    Your screenshot shows, how to create a new project, with the first track being a software instrument track for a midi keyboard.  Pick AmpCollection or Songwriter, to create a project with initial audio tracks.

  • ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

    Duh! Thanks so much, I understand my error, guitar works on Garageband 10. Thanks again!

  • léonie Level 10 (90,454 points)

    You're welcome

     

    Great, that it is working now. You're screenshot was very helpful to solve the mystery.

  • ABB24 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, thank god for screen shots!