20670 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2009 8:49 AM by Christoph Drösser
To use it as a midi controller you need to connect a midi cable to the midi out jack on the keyboard and then connect the cable to a midi interface box, and connect that box to your computer with a USB cable. While the DGX-220 can connect directly to a computer via USB, I believe this is only to access the pre-made songs and lessons. To use it as a midi controller you need to use a midi cable.
Any of the products listed on the page below will do the trick:
I have the Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) FastLane USB MIDI Interface. I use it to connect my Yamaha P80 digital piano to my iMac and I have been happy with it.
Before you buy additional hardware, you might check your USB connection. Have you installed a driver at all? Without that, it won't work. Is it the latest driver? Check Yamaha's download page:
Thank you so much for your help! I found this site that has a pdf file of the manual that came with my keyboard: http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail.html?CNTID=4 51238&CTID=205200&RLTID=590&DETYP=RELATION#
If you look on page 13 it shows a rear panel view of the keyboard. As you can see there is no MIDI output, thats why I was thinking it had to be through USB. I lost my cd for the driver...but even if I found it, it was only for Windows. I also found this discussion of someone looking for the same driver: http://www.ocremix.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-7378.html
Someone gives a link so I downloaded it. It shows up in system preferences and I plug in my keyboard through USB but, when I click the icon it says,"Yamaha USB-MIDI device is not connected." I followed the manuals instructions on how to connect it to the computer but, its still not working.