Mi MIDI knowledge is almost zero. The problem is is that garageband recognizes it, but there is no sound at all. If the project opens and plays back properly, a plug-in you're using in the project might be damaged or incompatible with your version of GarageBand. Turn on laptop (then GarageBand). Steps I took to connect: 1. Connect In/Out MIDI connectors to keyboard 3. Please help Thanks. MIDI to XLR you won;t get and it wouldn't work. With Garageband open, when I hit the MIDI button on the KN 3000, Garageband recognizes the IPeg Pro and says a MIDI device is connected. It's being recognized by my Mac (running High Sierra), but not by GarageBand. GarageBand won't recognize any sounds. Turn everything off 2. I also have "Build-in Input/Output" selected. This is a tutorial on how to remap MIDI notes in Garageband. Return to GarageBand and open its Audio/MIDI preferences. That all sounds promising, but the KN 3000 won't play any of the instruments chosen in Garageband. The vst keyboard works (as in sounds) when I manually press the keys on the vst keyboard on the vst itself with the mouse and I'm getting signal with my midi controller but my midi controller just won't play the vst, any idea as to why? In Garageband’s Preferences, go into the Audio/MIDI section, and then notice where it says, “Output Device” and “Input Device.” It’s worth mentioning that if your production has a lot of audio tracks, it’s a good practice to go back through and turn off the monitoring buttons on each one that’s currently not in … Turn on keyboard 5. The same thing happens with my midi keyboard - it says it is connected in the settings but nothing happens when I depress a key. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm an old guy who is not at all savvy on this tech stuff. Your Midi interface provides midi input from your keyboard, which can control the "Software Instruments" in GarageBand. I first connect the Midi to the laptop, open garageband, then open the keyboard, and it then says "3 Midi Inputs detected". There is no sound carried on the midi cable. When I plug the drumset in, the computer recognizes a Midi input, but won't play any sounds. I set up what was needed in the "Audio Midi Setup", and in the preferences of GarageBand, it says "3 MIDI Input(s) detected" in the MIDI Status. Make sure that the swithc is set to midi. Click on the Audio Input pop-up menu and make sure that the correct input is selected. However, my midi controller won't trigger the vst. I just want to play and control drawbars, perc and Leslie slow, brake and fast. Also, on the back panel of the keyboard there is a little slider switch that has a number of options, inlcuding 'midi' at its left most position. I recently started using my MIDI keyboard on my laptop. MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), GarageBand 08' Posted on May 11, 2009 4:42 PM. I'm just going by my settings. Hey, I'm trying to connect my EP-90 to MIDI using a Havit MIDI USB connector. Hey all. I don't know if that made sense but it would be great if someone could help me out. I looked at the preferences and there is a Built-In Input and Built-In Output setting, but no setting for USB or anything. I find Logic very difficult to learn, been using Garageband for years BUT now I have a Macbook Pro with GB 10.2 and would like to setup the controller the way you describe it. Go to GarageBand > Preferences > Audio/MIDI, and deselect Audio Units. Open a project in GarageBand. Play back a project that has been experiencing issues. Thanks in advance. You Will need to download MIDIPipe: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10541/midipipe What am I doing wrong? This actually may have nothing to do with the actual midi output. If your interface is recognized in Audio Midi Setup, and you have the keyboard setup as a controller there as well, then you just need to create a Software Instrument to play. Connect USB to laptop 4. If the problem persists, try these steps: More Less. When I check my audio settings it says it is connected but won't make a sound.