How to record in GarageBand with Duet 2
This video shows you how to set up Duet 2 in GarageBand and begin recording quickly.
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To follow this tutorial, you will need to have
Duet 2, Mac OS 10.6.7 or greater and Garage Band 11′
For the purpose of this tutorial, choose electric guitar in the New Project Window.
Next, name your song and save it
You should now see GarageBand open with a single track and a default guitar amp.
Click on GarageBand,Preferences, and then Audio/MIDI.
For “Audio output” select “Duet USB 2.0”
You will see a message asking if you really want to change the audio driver… Choose Yes.
Do the same for “Audio input”
To experience the full audio resolution of Duet, select “Advanced” and for Audio Resolution select “Best”. Close the Preferences Window.
Make sure that “Guitar Track” is hi-lighted,
click on the amp so that you see it’s controls below.
Make sure “Input source” is set to “Duet USB 2.0”
Set “Monitor” to “ON”
Now, Launch Maestro 2 located in the applications folder
Click on “Input”
and then select the input source.
Since we created a guitar track in GarageBand, we will choose “Instrument” and plug a guitar into Duet’s 1/4″ instrument input.
Duet can control input and output level with a single knob
The four icons on the top panel indicate which input or output source you have selected
We have ” instrument” selected, so you will see the guitar icon is lit.
Now just Plug in your headphones or speakers
Adjust your levels
Press record in GarageBand’s transport control, and begin recording!
If you want to record vocals or an acoustic instrument
Click on the “plus” button to add a new track
Choose “real instrument”
Make sure “Input Source” is set to Duet USB 2.0 and “Monitor” is set to ON
In Maestro change source to “Mic”
if you are using a Dynamic or Ribbon Mic
If you are using a condenser microphone, you will also need to click on the “48” button to turn phantom power on.
Now adjust levels, and Record!