When I play software instruments with my computer keyboard there's a delay, how can I fix this?
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A. Most people find an unacceptable amount of latency with GarageBand's musical typing, so a somewhat better solution is to use the Third Party freeware product, MIDIKeys. The ultimate solution is to use a MIDI Keyboard (a controller). The M-Audio Keystation 49es is a very popular and inexpensive keyboard controller. We’ve had mixed results with version 1.8 of MIDIKeys used with GarageBand version 10 under Mac OS X 10.9 ”Mavericks.” GBv10 did not seem to work very well with MIDIKeys so we can't recommend it with this new version.
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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