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How do I set up my Yamaha Keyboard for RMS Keyboards?

If you are attempting to use your Yamaha model keyboard (that has a built in USB-Midi interface) with RMS Keyboards, please note that it may be necessary to do some programming outside of the RMS Keyboards software to get your keyboard to act as a midi controller. Therefore, we have provided the following tips to assist you with the setup process:

Once you have connected your Yamaha keyboard to the computer with a USB cable (USB to Host port), you will need to download and install the driver. This will allow the computer to recognize and use the keyboard as a midi controller. Yamaha has provided a browser to quickly find and install the driver for your specific model (example: MOX Steinberg Driver).

To check if RMS keyboards recognizes the Yamaha connection, launch the software and the run the “Setup Wizard”. If the driver is correctly installed, your device will appear in the MIDI input selection menu as “Yamaha USB MIDI” or something similar.

At this point if you are playing notes on your Yamaha and not hearing any feedback from RMS keyboards, you will likely need to change a setting on your keyboard in order to allow it to send midi information over the USB connection. We find with most models the default is set to send midi data over the midi ports as opposed to the USB-MIDI port. The menu where this setting can be changed varies between each model. In this case it is necessary to browse your Yamaha keyboard’s manual to find steps to get to this menu item. You’ll also need to turn Local Control to OFF. You can find the manual for your specific model by browsing Yamaha's download area.

If your Yamaha is of the older variety and does not have its own USB out (or USB to Host), you will need a Yamaha UX16 Midi Interface.

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