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Q. Why is the volume slider/auto level control in Track Info, the Create Track dialogs, and/or Guitar Tracks disabled?
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A. Some devices support software control of their volume, others don’t ... the one you're using doesn't. If the slider is dimmed the device should have some kind of controls on the device itself, or possibly some software of its own to control its volume (like the PreSonus Inspire).

IOW, don't ...

panic! This is normal, and it does not affect the recording volume. If it is disabled, it's because it can't affect anything. Use the controls on your interface.

Additionally, some people have mistakenly thought that this controls the Monitor level. Again, if it is disabled it doesn't affect anything.

Finally, for PowerPC machines you set the volume for built-in inputs via System Preferences->Sound.
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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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