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Q. Can I play GarageBand's software instruments with my computer keyboard?
[Related Entries : Audio ≠ MIDI , Keyboard Compatibility , Install SoundFonts , Make SoundFonts , MIDI-Out , Print Notation , Use SoundFonts ]

For GB1
A. In this early version of GarageBand, no, you will need a Third Party add-on such as MIDIKeys...

For GB2 For GB3 For iLife '08GB09 iLife '11
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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