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24th December 2008, 08:26 PM
Hi guys where would I connect a keyboard to my macbook???

24th December 2008, 08:28 PM
USB port.

24th December 2008, 08:29 PM
Either via USB or Bluetooth...

24th December 2008, 08:30 PM
Is this a trick question?

24th December 2008, 08:34 PM
Hi guys where would I connect a keyboard to my macbook???

24th December 2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks Guys...no its not a trick question.
My other pc machines have midi connects, opticle etc.

This is my first Mac I could not see a midi etc or any other clearly digital audio input...I assumes it would have been usb but just wanted to ask to be sure.


24th December 2008, 10:54 PM
Ohhh, a music keyboard.

Which keyboard is it?

24th December 2008, 10:59 PM
Edited thread title to be less ambiguous and to remove confusion.

24th December 2008, 11:09 PM
You have two options:

- A USB music keyboard, which will connect via USB.
- A MIDI music keyboard, which will require a MIDI interface. MIDI interfaces are typically connected via USB.

Easy :)

I have a MIDI interface and MIDI keyboard here, but if I was setting up something new today with only one keyboard (I have a few!), then I'd just go for a USB keyboard.

If you're after something fairly cheap, this would be an option:
Awave (http://www.awave.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=3168&osCsid=16072dbb9b19b7e0e8a02c69be29e6eb)

24th December 2008, 11:29 PM
Cool Marc Thank You. I just realised that some people may be thinking of keyboard or typing...but you got it.

Ok thats some help...my son in law owns a backline hire company so the keyboard is no prob I have around 50 to choose from! lol But I was not sure how to handle the nil midi interface.

Thanks Guys have a great xmas.