Can the Squire Strat access all sounds in Garageband?

Hi there

Can this guitar access all the instruments in Garageband (ie directly play piano or saxophone from the guitar) or can I only record the guitar sound from the USB output?

  • Asked by John W from Wellington
  • 21-Dec-2012
Squier by Fender® USB Stratocaster Guitar

Squier by Fender® USB Stratocaster Guitar

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Answer

    No, this is not a MIDI guitar. This is a real guitar which was simply given the mini-USB feature to digitalise the sounds you play into a device like an iPad, iPhone or Mac.

    You can choose from an excellent range of amps in Garageband, when selecting the Amp instrument at the beginning (or as new track), and add lots of customisable effects through virtual FX pedals.

    I don't think there is a point of using a guitar to control synths and other instruments anyway. You're better off buying yourself a MIDI keyboard controller. I use both and sometimes the on-screen keyboard instrument of the iPad too.

    • Answered by Paulo N
    • 05-Jan-2013