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All right, now let's take a look at a different setup, where instead of using a sound module we are actually going to hook the controller via USB right to a computer and use that to get MIDI into the computer and then use a virtual instrument to get some sounds from the computer. Let's take a look. So, all we have is the same controller again, and this time instead of a sound module, we are just running a USB cable out of the controller and coming into our laptop. We've got GarageBand fired up here, and so we've got some sounds. I play here, the MIDI information goes through the cable, comes in, and lets GarageBand know what notes to play and for how long, et cetera, et cetera.
(keyboard playing) So, this is really cool if you want to travel light, or have a portable setup, or just use MIDI but not have to get involved with some other different interfaces. The fact that you could use a USB to send control information right into a computer is really great. And now if we wanted to monitor this back, we could just set the headphones up or take the line out of the computer. And really, with two devices, we've got a studio.
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