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Q. I bought a new Audio Inteface (USB Mic, USB turntable, etc) and Apple's GarageBand doesn't seem to record from it
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A. You have to set GarageBand to actually use your interface.

Open GarageBand's preferences, click the Audio MIDI tab, and select your interface (or USB Mic) from the Input PopUp menu. Make sure the output popUp menu is set for what you plan to use for Monitoring, either the interface if you're plugging your cans into it, or Built-In if you are going to plug in to your Mac. Also make sure that if your device requires drivers you've downloaded and installed the latest from the company's web site.
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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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