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Q. How can I record the audio from my Keyboard/Drum Machine?
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A. Plug the Line-Out or Headphone Out of the Keyboard/Drum Machine into either the Line-In on your Mac and set GB to record from there, or into your audio interface and set GB to record from there, (for the iPad, use an audio interface like the iRig ) then create an audio track on the Mac, or an Audio Recorder track on the iPad, and record. You can not use a MIDI conection to do this, it is physically imposible (with any software, keyboard, or MIDI connection on any platform).

MIDI ≠ Audio. It is not possible to transmit Audio across a MIDI connection (and GarageBand doesn't offer MIDI OUT to play your keyboard). MIDI is a method of transmitting a set of instructions to a synth (in this case GarageBand) telling it what note to play, how long to play, etc.

For more info see Audio is not MIDI
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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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