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Connecting The Digital Piano To A Computer - Yamaha 140 Owner's Manual

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Connecting the Digital Piano to a Computer

Connecting the Digital Piano to a
Computer
Connecting the digital piano to a computer using the MIDI connectors enables you to transfer MIDI
data between the piano and the computer. This connection requires that you have appropriate
application software installed on the computer.
Also, installing Musicsoft Downloader on the computer enables you to transfer song data between
the piano and the computer. (page 32)
When this instrument is used as a tone module, performance data with voices that are not found on this instrument will
not be played correctly.
Before you connect this instrument to a computer, first turn off the power to both this instrument and the computer.
After you make the connections, turn on the power to the computer first, then turn on the power to this instrument.
An example of connecting this instrument to the USB port on a computer
Use an optional USB-MIDI interface (such as a Yamaha UX16) to connect this instrument's MIDI connectors to the com-
puter's USB port.
You must install the USB-MIDI driver on the computer correctly so that you can control your MIDI instrument from the
computer. The USB-MIDI driver is a software application that enables MIDI signals to be transmitted between the
sequence software on the computer and the connected MIDI instrument. For more information, refer to the user's man-
ual that came with the USB interface device.
Computer
MIDI
OUT
IN
POWER
Connecting this instrument to the computer using a
USB-MIDI interface
Turn off the power to this instrument. Connect the MIDI OUT cable from the USB-MIDI interface to this instru-
ment's MIDI IN connector, and connect the MIDI IN cable from the USB-MIDI interface to this instrument's MIDI
OUT connector.
The connection between this instrument and the computer has now been established.
Turn on the power to this instrument and try to transfer MIDI data to or from the computer.
For more information on connecting the UX16, refer to the user's manual that came with the UX16.
You must install a software application on the computer to be able to transfer MIDI data between this instrument and a
computer.
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