Connecting MIDI Instruments
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. (see next section)
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 computer'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
manual that came with the USB interface device.
Transmitting Song Data between the Computer and
the Digital Piano
In addition to the demo songs and the 50 piano preset songs stored in this instrument, you can play data for another song
by loading it from a connected computer.
You can save data from this instrument (such as recorded songs, etc.) to a computer, as
well as load saved data back to the instrument from the computer.
To be able to use this function, you must first download Musicsoft Downloader (free
software) from Yamaha website at the following URL, and install it on your computer.
Please visit the URL above to get the information on the computer system requirement for
For more information on transferring data, please refer to "Transferring Data Between the
Computer and Instrument (for unprotected data)" in the Help file that came with Musicsoft
YDP-161/141 Owner's Manual
Your digital piano
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
When this instrument is used
as a tone module,
performance data with voices
that are not found on this
instrument will not be played
SMF (Standard MIDI File)
This file features a popular
sequence format (for
data). This file is sometimes
called a "MIDI file." The file
extension is MID. You can
play the SMF format song
using music software or a
sequencer that supports
SMF. This instrument also