This is the big scary thing they don't tell you about MIDI via USB: it's often implemented in a proprietary fashion, so the port may become completely useless with the next OS release if the manufacturer doesn't maintain the driver set. Manufacturers drop support for slightly older models like hot potatoes. And they seem to roll out new, incompatible OSes every other Tuesday.
Isn't it time the world picked an OS and just stuck with it until the entire hardware paradigm shifts (quantum computing, etc.)? Or at least make it so drivers generally survive the next data width bump? If all you want to do is record an audio file, run a cable from the headphone output of the DGX620 into the audio input of your computer, and use whatever audio program you like on your PC to record it.
MIDI/USB connection from your DGX620 is irrelevant for audio recording. /quote That sounds good to me.
I can get me head round it. Guess my trouble is, I`m still in the days of the Tape Recorder.lol find me a good home someone ha ha Digital techbology is Tomorrow`s task. Thank you, guys! Much appreciate your input. This is the big scary thing they don't tell you about MIDI via USB: it's often implemented in a proprietary fashion, so the port may become completely useless with the next OS release.
There is a standard way to send MIDI over USB. I think most new pianos use that standard. If you have a any Mac or a newer version of Windows those OSes know about the standard and do not require special drivers If your older piano has 'real MIDI'. That means those two round 5-pin DIN jacks that you can ALWAYS get the piano to work with any computer. What you get is a MIDI to USB cable. These cables like the 'Uno' use the standard and modern OSes will not require a driver to use the cable. That sounds good to me.
I can get me head round it. Guess my trouble is, I`m still in the days of the Tape Recorder.lol find me a good home someone ha ha Digital techbology is Tomorrow`s task. Thank you, guys! Much appreciate your input. Glad I could help!
Yup, for audio recording, you don't need to deal with MIDI at all. MIDI is for recording data, not sound. The kinds of things MIDI recording lets you do include altering notes after you've 'recorded' them, or choosing to play the song back using some different sound (i.e. If you later decide you'd like to hear the piece played with an Electric PIano sound instead, or with the piano sound of some other keyboard entirely).
But MIDI data itself contains no sound whatsoever. To hear it, the MIDI file has to be played back through some kind of sound generator. So if you want to be able to hear the DGX sound when the DGX is not physically connected to the computer, you need to record its Audio, not it's MIDI data. Indeed, the same way you would in the days of the tape recorder.
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If your older piano has 'real MIDI'. That means those two round 5-pin DIN jacks that you can ALWAYS get the piano to work with any computer. What you get is a MIDI to USB cable. These cables like the 'Uno' use the standard and modern OSes will not require a driver to use the cable. The DGX620 does not have 'real MIDI' so he doesn't have that option. But the Uno is about the only USB-MIDI interface I suggest NOT getting. It is buggy or non-standard in such a way that it does not work with most Yamaha equipment.
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AFAIK, all other USB-MIDI interfaces work fine (Roland/Edirol, E-Mu, ART, even other models from M-Audio). So I always suggest that people avoid the Uno. Even if you don't own a Yamaha board, perhaps you will in the future, or will borrow one some day, or who knows what. Why get a piece that you know for certain has a major incompatibility when you can just as easily buy one that doesn't?
Re: DGX 620 and Windows 7 are Strangers!. 07/26/12 11:05 AM 07/26/12 11:05 AM Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 7,206. This probably isn't very relevant any more, but regarding playing the MIDI file from the computer, and having the piano produce the sound, Microsoft have made this harder in Vista/Win7, because they removed the MIDI mapper. I.e - Windows does not provide any way to change the default MIDI device. Here is some discussion: I haven't tried any of the workarounds or utilities yet.
I'm sure there would be simple MIDI players that provide a way to select the MIDI device inside the application, anyway. @peterws: I've just noticed that you COULD play MIDI files on Vista, but it has stopped working on Win7. I initially thought you had been using XP.
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I'm not sure why it would work on Vista but not on Win7. The Yamaha driver seems to have it's own control panel, so perhaps it provides a way to change the default MIDI device. (I tried to install the driver, but it doesn't install if there is no Yamaha piano connected) @peterws: if you want to convert your existing MIDI file to audio (to avoid performing it again), the easiest way is to just plug the memory stick drive back into your piano, set up your audio recording software on your computer, connect your piano to your PC using audio cables, and just press 'play' on your piano and record it that way. (which is guess is essentially what the others have been suggesting in previous replies) Greg.
Interesting, Greg. When I first set up the DGX on computer, everything worked how I thouht it would. Like, the songs on the memory stick (MIDI format) played on the laptop which runs Vista. This was about 3 years ago. Since then the computer has crashed numerous times, facilitating re setting up. Only I didn`t bother at the time; now I come to want the facility things have moved on!
Numerous Windows updates later, I`m wondering into which deep recesses the changes are attributable to! Too technical for me I`m afraid at the moment. But - 'I`ll be back!'