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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual...
  • Page 2 Disposal Notice: that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and Should this product become damaged beyond instructions that accompany the accessory repair, or for some reason its useful life is product.
  • Page 3 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always unplug the UX16 from a computer or turn off the computer to turn off the UX16 when the UX16 is not in use.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for choosing the Yamaha UX16 USB-MIDI Interface Cable. The UX16 is a MIDI interface that features simultaneous playback of up to 16 chan- nels. Connect the UX16 to a computer that has a USB terminal and enjoy the advantages of digital music.
  • Page 5: Ux16 Features

    ● Easy Hot Swap Connection With a USB connection, you can connect and disconnect the USB cable while the power to the computer is on. The UX16 operates on USB bus power and does not require a power adaptor. ●...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Package Contents The UX16 package contains the following items. Check the contents for missing items. • USB-MIDI interface cable (UX16 main unit) • CD-ROM (Windows/Macintosh hybrid CD) About the included software The included CD-ROM contains the following software (driver). • USB-MIDI driver (Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver) This driver is required for operating the UX16.
  • Page 7: Parts And Functions

    Parts and Functions USB indicator MIDI IN cable This indicator will light when the This cable receives MIDI USB cable is connected and the messages from your keyboard or driver on your computer begins other MIDI device. Connect it to to operate.
  • Page 8: Installing The Driver

    Windows users: ● Installing the USB-MIDI Driver on a Windows 2000 Computer Do not connect the UX16 to your computer until you are instructed to do so in the NOTE following procedure. You must log into Windows as the Administrator (using the computer’s administrator NOTE account) to install the USB-MIDI driver.
  • Page 9 The USB-MIDI driver installation is complete. ● Installing the USB-MIDI Driver on a Windows XP Computer Do not connect the UX16 to your computer until you are instructed to do so in the NOTE following procedure. You must log into Windows as the Administrator (using the computer’s administrator NOTE account) to install the USB-MIDI driver.
  • Page 10 ● Installing the USB-MIDI Driver on a Windows Vista Com- puter Do not connect the UX16 to your computer until you are instructed to do so in the NOTE following instructions. You must log into Windows as the Administrator (using the computer’s administrator NOTE account) to install the USB-MIDI driver.
  • Page 11 The USB-MIDI driver installation is complete. Checking operation 1. Is the USB indicator lit? If the driver is installed correctly, the USB indicator will light. 2. Does the MIDI OUT indicator blink? Use your sequence software or the Windows Media Player to play back MIDI data.
  • Page 12 you turn on the power to all units simultaneously, the device number is assigned based on the order of the port numbers of the USB hub. However, this order may change depending on the hub. Use a USB hub that obtains its power from a power adaptor. Operation may be NOTE unstable with a bus-powered USB hub.
  • Page 13 If you are not asked for a password, click the (lock) icon. NOTE 4. Enter the password for the user with administrative rights. If no password has been specified, simply click [OK]. 5. The screen indicates “Welcome to the YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver Installer.” Click [Continue].
  • Page 14 Driver installation is now complete. You will be able to see that the driver and MIDI Patch Screen are installed in the following locations. • “Library”: “Audio” : “MIDI Drivers”: “YAMAHA-USBMIDIDriver.plugin” (USB- MIDI Driver) • “Library”: “PreferencePanes”: “YAMAHA-USBMIDIPatch.prefPane” (MIDI Patch Screen)
  • Page 15 Checking operation 1. Is the USB indicator lit? If the USB-MIDI driver is installed correctly, the USB indicator will light. 2. Does the MIDI OUT indicator blink? Use your sequence software to play back MIDI data. Alternatively, click [Send All Note On] in the MIDI Patch screen (page 17).
  • Page 16: Connections

    Turn off the power of your MIDI devices before connecting them. Connect the MIDI OUT cable of the UX16 to the MIDI IN terminal of your MIDI device, and connect the MIDI IN cable to the MIDI OUT terminal of your...
  • Page 17: Changing The Driver Setting (Midi Patch Screen)

    Changing the driver setting (MIDI Patch Screen) You can change the I/O assignment of the UX16 as required. ● Starting the MIDI Patch screen The start-up method and the MIDI Patch screen differ slightly for Windows and Macintosh systems. However, the basic operation of the screen is the same. The following section explains how to operate the MIDI Patch screen on a Windows Vista.
  • Page 18 Changing connections during recording (MIDI IN→PC IN) The left column shows the computer’s input port (IN 1), and the top column shows the UX16’s input port (1). If you remove the check box, a MIDI signal from a MIDI device to the computer does not flow.
  • Page 19 ● THRU output of MIDI signals (MIDI IN→MIDI OUT) You can route MIDI signals received at the input port of the UX16 directly to the output port of the UX16 (this is called THRU output). This routing is useful when you wish to route MIDI signals from a MIDI keyboard directly to a tone generator.
  • Page 20: Uninstalling The Usb-Midi Driver

    4. The system displays the UX16 Driver Installation Utility panel. Click [EXIT]. If the system does not display the UX16 Driver Installation Utility panel, go on to the NOTE next step. 5. Select [Start] [My Computer] (for Windows XP), or select [My Computer] (for Windows 2000), or select [Start] [Computer] (for Windows Vista).
  • Page 21 Close all applications and windows that are open. 3. Delete the following files. → → → → • “User” “Your user folder” “Library” “Preferences” “jp.co.yamaha.USB- MIDIDriver.plist” (This file is created after the driver is loaded.) → → → • “Library” “Audio” “MIDI Driver” “YAMAHAUSBMIDIDriver.plugin” →...
  • Page 22: System Requirements

    140g (5 oz) Specifications and descriptions in this Owner’s Manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting (Faq)

    → Connect the UX16 and your computer directly without to use the USB hub. • [Windows] Is the USB function enabled on your computer? → When you connect the UX16 to the computer for the first time, if the “Add New Hardware” wizard (pages 8 and 9) or the “Found New Hardware”...
  • Page 24 • If you are using Windows, it may not be possible to suspend/resume, depending on your USB host controller and other aspects of your system. (Even if this occurs, the UX16 will operate correctly if you re-connect the USB cable.)
  • Page 25 Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. (class B) • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée.
  • Page 26 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. THE NETHERLANDS/ NORTH AMERICA ASIA BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH, CANADA THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Branch Benelux Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. Yamaha Music & Electronics (China)