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Connecting Midi Instruments; About Midi; Midi's Capability - Yamaha 140 Owner's Manual

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Connecting MIDI Instruments

Connecting MIDI Instruments
Your digital piano features MIDI connectors. Using the MIDI functions
enables you to access a variety of musical genres.

About MIDI

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a global format standard
for performance data transmission and reception between electronic
musical instruments.
Connecting musical instruments that support MIDI via MIDI cables
enables you to transfer performance and setting data between multiple
musical instruments. Using MIDI, you can also achieve more advanced
performances than using just a single musical instrument.

MIDI's Capability

MIDI functions enable you to transfer performance data between MIDI
devices, load song data from a connected computer to your instru-
ment, and transmit and save user song data to a computer.
● Transferring performance data to and from another MIDI device
● Transferring MIDI data to and from a computer
USB port
Computer
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Owner's Manual
YDP-160/140
MIDI
OUT
MIDI OUT
connector
MIDI IN
POWER
connector
Optional
MIDI cables
OUT
connector
UX16 (optional)
MIDI OUT
connector
IN
IN
MIDI IN
connector
MIDI OUT
connector
MIDI instrument
MIDI IN
Since the transmission or
reception of MIDI data can vary
depending on the type of MIDI
device, each MIDI device can
transmit or receive only data
and commands that are com-
patible with other connected
MIDI devices.
Please check the "MIDI Imple-
mentation Chart" on the web
(please refer to "Data List" on
page 6) to find out what MIDI
data and commands your
devices can transmit or receive.
You need a dedicated MIDI
cable (optional) to make a MIDI
connection. You can purchase
MIDI cables at musical instru-
ment stores.
If you connect a very long MIDI
cable, data transmission errors
may result. Use a MIDI cable of
15 meters or less.
Before connecting a MIDI
device to this instrument, first
turn off the power to both this
instrument and the MIDI device.
After connecting them, turn on
the power to the MIDI device
first, then turn on the power to
this instrument.
You cannot transmit the voice
demo songs and the 50 piano
preset songs from this instru-
ment to another MIDI device.
For more information on the
transmission and reception of
song data, refer to "Transmitting
Song Data between the Com-
puter and the Digital Piano" on
page 32.
POWER

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