MIDI Guitar for GarageBand 4+

Play any synth on your guitar

Jam Origin

    • 1.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Play any synth or virtual instrument on your guitar!

MIDI Guitar is a revolutionary piece of software that allows you to play software instruments and synths on your guitar, essentially converting your guitar into a polyphonic MIDI controller/keyboard. The guitar-to-MIDI transcription runs in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to expensive and inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions.

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MIDI Guitar for GarageBand is meant to be used with Garageband's virtual instruments but it is also a powerful and versatile guitar effect processor on its own. It can be used with MainStage or Logic as well, using Apple's Virtual MIDI standard, or even hardware synths with good old MIDI cables.

It will analyse your guitars playing in real-time and and know exactly what you play. As you can imagine, this opens up for a whole new dimension of guitar effects.

MIDI Guitar for Garageband is very easy to set up (it just works) but it has some limitations compared to the more expensive plugin version of MIDI Guitar (more info at our website).

In order to use MIDI Guitar you need guitar- or audio-interface. It will work with all types of guitars, but it performs best with a solid body electric guitar. Use a dry guitar signal, bridge pickup, tone all way up.

The app is free to try and evaluate with your setup.

If you previously purchased the in-app-purchase, please go to "Shop" to restore it.

In case of problems please write to our support or in the forum.

What’s New

Version 2.7.9

Apple Silicon and Big Sur support.

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Evxyz001 ,

I used to Love this app but updates keep locking things up

I Everytime there is an update I have to reauthorize the app again and again. That reauthorization is both combersome and tedious and of late doesn’t work at all.
I would hate to have to switch apps as this was orginally a great find.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for any inconvenience - please get in touch with us on support@jamorigin.com.

We have a few users reporting a similar issue and are trying to understand what may cause this. An update will be issued as soon as we can reproduce this, but we need some feedback about your system.

cltnz1 ,

pretty darn awesome.

as my mac continues to demand it be feed the lastest greatest wiz bang upgrades to combate obselance and OS malfunction ive sacrifice daws (Pro Tools 9 / 10} and fallen into garge band which more resently has started rejecting everything; direct usb from Xbox original worked some what but sounded bad, lM-Track plus had like a 2 second latency, Mbox Mini decided it was a brick.
sorry about that alot of whinning, oh cant update. Pod efx either.

Thank God and you guys for putting this gem together MiDI Guitar 2. I bought the upgrade and havent thrown things all day, no broken necks, holes in walls {Im 61 and shouldnt be doing that} I'm happy like a pig in .. and content as heck because this little app works better than it should {theres a change} and has all kinds of bells and whistles, it's great, intrerface working no problems.

if your haveing obsolecense issues on all your paid good money for stuff.....

Try the free version, check your balance as it down loads i'm pretty sure you'll buy the upgrade. You wont regret it, best return for investment ive had for awhile. thanks Midi Guitar guys, Rock on!
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SamO53 ,


I am a professional musician that has been playing the guitar and bass for over 35 years and have tried many of the main midi guitar converters out there. I have had the Roland, the Axon AX-100, the Sonuus and have found the MIDI Guitar to be the best. When recording, it has very few glitch or ghost notes and tracks very well. I have since sold my AX-100, which was one of the best when I purchased it. I would highly recommend this product. Great customer support also.

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