Q. Can I play GarageBand's software instruments with my computer keyboard?
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A. In this early version of GarageBand, no, you will need a Third Party add-on such as MIDIKeys...
A. Yes, select Musical Typing from under GarageBand's Window menu. However most people find an unacceptable amount of latency with GarageBand's musical typing, so a somewhat better solution is to use the Third Party product, MIDIKeys. The ultimate solution is to use a MIDI Keyboard (a controller). A very popular and inexpensive controller is the M Audio KeyRig 49 which is "Plug and Play on the Mac.
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.
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