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Is it possible, in GarageBand, to start/stop the recording using the midi piano keyboard as it is, for instance with Cubase? My piano is quite far from my mac and I want to start recording from my piano. (I know about the count-down feature)

PS : With cubase, you can define a key on your piano that will be used as command key.

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What version of Cubase do you have? – Buscar웃 Jun 8 '13 at 16:40
Runs on Atari ST 1024 :-) – Rabskatran Jun 9 '13 at 9:28

If you have any other buttons available on your keyboard, you can use the GarageRemote software to program them as transport controls for GarageBand. Instructions for M-Audio Axiom series keyboards are available here. I'm not sure about programming an actual keyboard key.

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