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MIDI Guitar for GarageBand

By Jam Origin

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MIDI Guitar is a revolutionary piece of software that allows you to play software instruments and synths on your guitar, essentially converting your guitar into a polyphonic MIDI controller/keyboard. The guitar-to-MIDI transcription runs in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to expensive and inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions.

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MIDI Guitar for GarageBand is a stand alone app that analyzes your guitars output signal and converts into MIDI that is sent to GarageBand or Logic using Apples Virtual MIDI standard in a frictionless setup, but also with some limitations compared to the plugin version of MIDI Guitar (more info at our website).

In order to use MIDI Guitar you need guitar- or audio-interface and a solid body electric guitar. Use a dry guitar signal, bridge pickup, tone all way up.

The app is free to try and evaluate with your setup.

If you have problems please see the built-in interactive help system or email our support.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

- Fixed crash issue when scanning for certain AudioUnits.


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Customer Reviews


I am a professional musician that has been playing the guitar and bass for over 35 years and have tried many of the main midi guitar converters out there. I have had the Roland, the Axon AX-100, the Sonuus and have found the MIDI Guitar to be the best. When recording, it has very few glitch or ghost notes and tracks very well. I have since sold my AX-100, which was one of the best when I purchased it. I would highly recommend this product. Great customer support also.

Future of guitar fusion.

I immedately got this as well as the VST version. Roland GK3/GR55 for sale. This app is more musical and does not suffer from the glitches of the Roalnd hardware at a tiny fraction of the price. Thanks for this. Looking forward to follow developments.

Needs Work

Version 1.0.3 still crashes when scanning for plugins. According to the developer's website, this was supposed to have been fixed with this version.

MIDI Guitar for GarageBand
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 8.2 MB
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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