This one’s a bit obscure, so unless you happen to own a digital piano with USB connection, check out some other posts instead 😉
We recently bought a Kawai digital piano, so I immediately started playing around with the midi features the piano has. I was pleased to discover it works right out of the box with GarageBand and a MacBook connected via a simple USB cable.
It turns out that the old trick of using the Digital Camera USB adapter (which is designed for the iPad) still works. Mine is the old 30-pin version, so I also need a Lightning adapter, giving me this fairly ridiculous, rube-goldberg like setup:
You can still find the old 30-Pin Camera Connection Kit on Amazon.com.
The newer Lightning to USB camera adapter should also work, but I haven’t tried it yet.