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Connecting MIDI keyboard to GarageBand?


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As a complete novice to making music on my Mac I was wondering if anyone could let me know what I would need to connect a MIDI keyboard to my Mac to use with Garageband. Does a simple USB connection from the keyboard to the computer work?

Any pointers would be most welcome.
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what kinda of midi keyboard do you have?
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I'm thinking of buying an M-Audio Keystation 49e
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I'm thinking of buying an M-Audio Keystation 49e
That will literally be just plug'n'play.

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Thanks, Amen-Moses.

I'll be ordering one today and can't wait to get started.
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Hey..

What about a Yamaha PSR 2000? At its ports it says "to host", and I can choose among others "mac". Is this port with a USB in the other end? Will only the midifunction be open then, or can I play on my keyboard AND record my singing voice from keyboard also?
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