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Mac OS is a series of graphical user interface-based operating systems developed by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh line of computer systems.

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How to record Roland Juno DS sounds onto a computer

I've been able to connect my JUNO DS-88 to my computer and can play and record sounds that GarageBand gives me. But I want to record sounds that my JUNO gives me, so if someone could tell me how in a ...
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“Error initializing CoreMIDI” starting Logic Pro X on Mojave

I recently upgraded my 2018 MacBook Pro to MacOS Mojave and I started getting an error every time I launch Logic Pro X: Error Initializing CoreMIDI It's not just a spurious message, because MIDI I/...
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Performance of Regular usb Audio interface when connected to MacBook Pro(with thunderbolt) via usb hub

Some of the audio interfaces are connected via USB. For instance the focusrtie Scarlett series. Now the question I have is regarding performance and issues if any when connecting this to a MacBook Pro ...
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The simplest way to generate a drone note or chord on the Mac

... a simple virtual instrument or utility that can hold a chord or note, on MacOS / OSX ? Preferably, free software. A lightweight, self-contained solution would be best; a simple VST/AU plugin ...
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TuxGuitar 1.4 Cannot Edit Volume

I know there were other posts about this but in my case selecting "V" will not let me edit the volume or anything at all in the new mixer. All of the faders are stationary. I can do 127, 27, and 0 but ...
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Using Ableton with a 2015 MacBook

I intend to produce music with Ableton Live 9 suite in a 2015 MacBook with 1.3 Ghz (turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz) with 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage. Is this likely to experience lag - if so, how can I ...
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How to connect mic to computer

I have a vintage EV-1750 cardioid Electret Condenser microphone (with internal battery power) with a hardwired ⅛" TS plug. Output level is -43db at 1000Hz and 150 ohms unbalanced. How do I, or what ...
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Does mac os add 20 ms latency to midi?

I am exploring midi performance on OS X My test rig is a puredata patch that sends a note on on a midi interface, then measure the time it took to come back on another one. I tried different ...
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How to connect a Shure SM58 to a mac? Do I need something like an XLR-USB adapter or just an XLR-jack cable?

I am a newbie and would like to record my singing with a Shure SM58 and a Mac (MacBook Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015). My question is: Can I plug the microphone directly to my Mac through an XLR-jack ...
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Mac vs PC for music production

I'm a musician and occasional composer, and a Windows PC user. I've heard a lot of times about benefits of using a Mac for these purposes. But I wonder: what are these "benefits"?
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Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files

I have a bunch of midi files that I would like to convert to audio files through some kind of scripting on OS X. When searching for ways to do this, fluidsynth comes up time and Timidity are two ...
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How to input quarter tones in Garageband

How can one play an instrument in Garageband but with quarter tones instead of the usual ones? On my keyboard I can change the scale and it works, but this is not recognized by Garageband and it ...
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Cubase Elements 7 - line in inputs not working

Hi I have a macbook pro (2009) I have connected a synth to the line in input. Through the MacOS sound system preference I can select "line in" as the preferred input and can see that sound is getting ...
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How do I sync a Maschine instance on mac to a Maschine instance on pc?

My electronic group has been primarily an in-studio recording band, but are to the point where we need to take things live. Not really sure how to go about getting things going. One of the guys uses ...
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How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano

I know how to use my MIDI keyboard in GarageBand for instance and play it with different instruments etc. But what I want is to be able to play a few notes here and there even when I'm in the middle ...
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How do I connect my musical instrument to a computer?

There are many variations on this question, so I thought it was worth writing (and answering) one for the general case. I want to record my instrument using a computer, or use my computer to apply ...