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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Apple Garageband Microphone problem solved, so I thought I would share


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Buck the Banjo Player - Posted - 05/21/2020:  15:32:37


when plugging your guitar directly into a mac computer, the software doesn't always see you input.

This is because it is looking for apple headphones, or more accurately, a TRRS or Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve connector.

It must see this connector. SO, plug in your guitar, then the Apple headphones in the port next door, and now your guitar or banjo in my case is selectable as input

mikehalloran - Posted - 05/31/2020:  09:38:37


Your conclusion is right but your explanation is so wrong...



Mac computers do not care if the headphones are TRS or TRRS. iOS devices do but not Macs Except that older Macs may not be able to use TRRS headphones.



Newer Macs do not have a mic input. If using the 'phones output, GarageBand must have access to the internal mic so that headphone output can work. It’s similar to your setup.



The key is that GB must have an input and output. It can be an external interface set up to 44.1kHz. GB does not support any other sampling rate. This also means it cannot work with Zoom which supports 48kHz only.


Edited by - mikehalloran on 05/31/2020 09:41:33

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