Apple GarageBand compatibility...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sickly, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. sickly

    sickly Guest

    Hello all! I am in the market for a computer to record with. Thus far, my best option for my price range is a 17" iMac with 2 gb RAM and the intel 2ghz duo core 2 processor. My question is if anyone knows where i can find info on what kinds of interfaces will record directly into GarageBand and allow multitrack manipulation. It seems like the recording industry is riddled with proprietary technology where certain interfaces work with very specific programs. If anyone has a link, or knows off the top of their head what will work with it, I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks!
  2. VonRocK

    VonRocK Active Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta Canada
    You can't go wrong with an iMac and Garageband!

    Apple has great support and discussion groups for all of their software.

    You'll want to check out

    Without a knowing your needs/wants and budget it's hard to point out specific products. I also am not aware of any list of compatable products with Garageband. I also have never done a cool, refreshing Google search on the topic either.

    Basically, you are going to want to go with a firewire device. Forget USB. There are all sorts of them out there. Use the search function here (the topic seems to come up a number of times per week). Find a product that you are interested in and then ask around about it.

    This is a good place to start.

    I use a Presonus Firepod that works really well with Garageband. The only drawback to this product is Garageband does not take advantage of it's routing capabilities.

    Good luck.
  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    If there are drivers made for it or if the interface is USB complient it will work.

    The only problems I've heard of are mLan devices.

    I've never had any problems with interfaces i've connected to my macs.


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