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  • Posted by John Nelson on September 29, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Yes, it’s old, like me. And Yes, I’m using it on an old Mac Pro with Snow Leopard just fine.

    What I’m attempting to do is hook up my Yamaha DGX 640, also old, to be able to record into Soundtrack. I’ve downloaded the Yamaha driver and connected the usb cable. Now it looks like I need a plug in to make it work?

    Anyone still out there who can suggest a solution?

    Thanks. My debut in Carnegie Hall is coming up soon… :}

    Patrick Donegan replied 3 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Eric f. Scholl

    September 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    My rig: Mac G5 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, OS 10.6.8, Soundtrack Pro 3.0.1

    My connection: 1/4″ male to 1/8″ male, between my guitar and the Line-In input on the back of my Mac.

    Connection path at the top of Soundtrack Pro:

    1. File > New > Audio File (selected Mono Channel at 44KHz).

    2. At the far upper right window with tabs “Meters” and “Recording”, I clicked “Recording”. A new window opens, with “Input”…I selected “Built-in Line Input”…your “Monitor” choice is your decision.

    Then at the bottom on Soundtrack Pro, click on the red record button and you should be in business.

    Caveat: I did not use a USB cable, so that might be your issue.

    As a suggested work-around, you could record directly into GarageBand (assuming you have that) and transfer the audio file into Soundtrack Pro for whatever else you planned to do.

  • John Nelson

    October 13, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Eric,

    Sorry for the late reply. I was trying to see if a midi sequencer was part of Soundtrack or if I needed to get a separate app and integrate it with Soundtrack. Reason being, I want to be able to correct my ‘klinkers’ on the keyboard and add other instruments.

    Will also try your suggestions.

    Thanks again.

  • Patrick Donegan

    May 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    A quick google should tell you if Soundtrack Pro 3.0 reads MIDI files.

    And I am sure that GarageBand reads MIDI files.

  • John Nelson

    May 19, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Hi Patrick,

    Sorry for the late reply. Kinda solved the issue by using Garage Band to record from the keyboard. Unfortunately, I’m not schooled enough on GB to be able to add accompaniment and special effects; eq, compression, etc. in the way Soundtrack can. But GB can sure get rid of those ‘klinkers’… kinda…

    Thanks for your suggestion.

  • Ted Parreco

    December 29, 2023 at 12:22 am

    Has anyone created an emulator to be able to use Soundtrack Pro on a new Mac? Or do I need to go digging through the dusty bins of eBay to find an old one?

    Or, is there a new type of software that will do the same, or close to the same thing?



  • Patrick Donegan

    December 30, 2023 at 12:59 am

    I have not used Soundtrack Pro in a million years.

    I remmed her there were somethings that no other DAW could do,

    yet really can’t remember.

    Most DAWS do so many things. Even GarageBand has great capabilities.

    Too bad they got rid of “Magic GarageBand” which could provide music.

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