3 Ways to Connect Your Guitar To GarageBand (Mac)

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In this video I share 3 ways to connect your guitar to your Mac so that you can record it in GarageBand

Gear used in the video:

TOOGOO(R) 3M Guitar to PC USB Recording Cable: https://amzn.to/2s6381c

IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O: https://amzn.to/2LoM2of

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: https://amzn.to/2KLZwcz

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Batphink Reynolds says:

I use a Steinberg UR-22 2 input interface it’s awesome and built like a little tank.Great clip!

prabhat mana says:

i had bought my focusrite, i had it for 2 years, after seeing your video, i took it out and i was blown away to hear the sound of my guitar. thank you so much this video.

Team Builders PR says:

Awesome! Greetings from Puerto Rico!

Jacob McGregor says:

I love your vids man, keep it up!

Dirty Bird says:

As soon as I connect my audio interface to garageband, the recoding level slider becomes totally disabled. I can’t get a signal from the instrument. Isn’t there a way I can record a live instrument with Garageband ?

John Peña says:

Great video, I have a question, can I use a Focusride Scarlett 2 on my IPad ?

Gino Gamboni says:

so theoretically, i can plug my digital piano in this way?

Ian Edwards says:

I use a Behringer 802 8 Input 2 Bus Mixer £51 from Amazon. No issues with latency and christal clear. This was recorded with it using my accoustic using a Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone: https://youtu.be/4yYvkjp4bdU

Ian Prior says:

Hi Pat…I have just got a Mac High Sierra 10.13.6. There is only a solitary mini jack for headphones. I can’t seem to get a sound in Garageband! Any ideas. thanks Ian

toobspark says:

Great Vid thanks Pat. But you missed the ‘Extra Super Dooper Uber Cheaper’ option. When I first started using GB many years ago, I bought a $3 1/4″ to 1/8″ connector plug and played straight into the Mac’s 1/8″ Mic input. Actually worked pretty well, and I recorded some cool songs this way. Not sure that particular ‘hole’ exists in modern Macs though.

Geetar is life says:

If you go 1/4 to usb buy a rocksmith cable its like $30 but it has very VERY little latency and it doesn’t scream white noise at you all the time like the cheap one the cheap sub $10 ones are crap I bought one and the rocksmith is literally millions of times better I have used this method literally forever its my fav way you can find the on amazon
(no nobody paid me to type this either)

Eldias Mahdi Sastra says:

I’m using old macbook white 2007 and plug my guitar straight to mic port and the headphone to audio output. No need any extension devices. I don’t know why Apple doesn’t make separated audio port anymore. That was very important and cheap solution.

Bourne Productions says:

I have an I-Rig whenever I’m recording guitar. I’m hoping to upgrade to a Focusrite Scarlett in the future.

PoliceRobotic9-5 says:

I hope the Mac does work with GarageBand for 2018

Dave Menzies says:

Great video Patrick, cheers! I use a Focusrite 2i4 which like the 2i2 gives great results with the guitar plugged straight into it using GB’s inbuilt amps . I also invested recently in a Boss GT100 which has a direct usb output. I’ve used that with great results but better still is the GT100’s standard output via the Focusrite instead of an amp.

Bongonzo says:

I was literally just thinking about getting the Irig

Dimas Setyawan says:

I’m using an USB audio interface, and I’ve set the audio input to the USB audio codec (the USB audio interface), but I still can’t record anything. It was like my guitar didn’t connect to anything. But, the output sound has working pretty well on my headset. Is that something wrong? Or I was doing a wrong setting? Thank you.

Eduardo Barbosa says:

Hi, thank you for the great videos.
I just got Ipad Pro with GB.
is the quality of GB good enough for me to record electric bass tracks for professional recordings?
Thank you.

HMat says:

Can “Focusrite Scarlett 2i2” work on Macbook Air?
macOS High Sierra

Jace Music 14 says:

Great video but what if I want to hear my own guitar amp?

57RickH says:

Great tutorial! I surely wish Apple would migrate some of those great-sounding guitar settings over to iOS, “Blue Wave”, “Clean Echoes” to name a couple

David Skerritt says:

Why would you want to connect headphones to the Mac if you can do it from the interface?

Charles C Brown III says:

Thanks Pat
I’m new to using garage band and your videos are a great help.

federica balconi says:

anyone using Yamaha THR 10 with GB? Can’t seem to get decent sound, also i have no idea what i’m doing

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