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Q. Can I use the Buttons/knobs/sliders on my Control-Surface/Keyboard/etc, with Apple's GarageBand?
[Related Entries : Audio ≠ MIDI , Keyboard Compatibility , Install SoundFonts , Make SoundFonts , MIDI-Out , Use SoundFonts ]

A. Unfortunately, GarageBand uses non-standard Control Codes. The M-Audio iControl is the only control surface that works with GarageBand "Out of the Box." If you know enough about working with MIDI, you might be able to remap your controller's settings using the Codees GarageBand uses.

Roger Wilmut snooped out all the major control codes and posted this list. Thanks to Roger for doing the leg work, posting his list, and giving us permission to link to it.
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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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