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    Default How do I connect a keyboard (music) to my Mac?

    Hi guys where would I connect a keyboard to my macbook???
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    USB port.
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    Either via USB or Bluetooth...
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    Is this a trick question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeezy View Post
    Hi guys where would I connect a keyboard to my macbook???
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    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.

    Thanks.
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    Ohhh, a music keyboard.

    Which keyboard is it?

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    Edited thread title to be less ambiguous and to remove confusion.

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    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

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    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.
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