How to set up your Scarlett 2i2 in Garage Band

Note: This was done in Garage Band 11 version ( 6.0.5), the screenshots below may look different in other versions :

Please launch Garage Band, create new project, select voice, and click choose.   

 

Voice template in G band

 

Please name project, click create, mouse click garage band (next to apple logo), and navigate to preferences.  

 

>Preferences G Band

 

Once in the preferences menu, click the audio/midi tab option, set audio output and audio input to Scarlett 2i2 USB.

 

Audio midi tab Gband

 

 Please exit preferences and make sure the i (track view and hide info) in bottom right hand corner of the screen is blue.

 

  Gband show and Hide

 

Make sure real instrument tab is selected, make sure the browse tab is selected, set your input source to mono 1 (Scarlett 2i2 USB).

 

Input source Gb

 

Make sure your sound source (guitar, mic, or keyboard) is plugged in to input 1 of your Scarlett 2i2. Turn up the input gain on your 2i2 to a desirable level (make sure halos are not in the red).