Yamaha DGX-630 Portable Grand Piano (recording Midi and playback same voice)

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  1. Guest6978

    I had the same basic question...  I've since downloaded Finale Allegro (Free 30-day trial) and managed to get my song into it, but the process is a little complex.... you can't just import the midi file; you have to stream the song into the software.  Once you have installed the software and opened it, and connected the USB cable, then, in order to stream it into the software, first press the SONG button. Enter the number for the user song you created (031-035) then hit FUNCTION and scroll until you reach SongOut. Press the "+" to turn it on.  Then scroll to InitSend and press "+"

    Then use hyperscribe (follow instructions from software manual) to stream it into the software.

    When Streaming, other Function settings... Set ExtClock to OFF,  and  PCmode to OFF.

    To start the streaming, Press START on your keyboard.  If you can hear the song play on your computer, then you are on the right track!



    My original question:

    I've installed the midi driver and the musicsoft downloader, but all I can download is the bup file which is proprietorily unopenable. I've scoured and and didn't find any answers; I just found my same question asked by many other users.




    Thank you for your inquiry.

    Musicsoftdownloader as it's name says, downloads. It doesn’t upload.

    To create standard midi files, You need to purchase sequencing software such as Cubase for your computer [I downloaded Finale Allegro 30-trial], download the latest USB-Midi driver here, connect to the computer using a USB cable and then play the songs in real time into the software.

    To record an audio or wave file, you will need to obtain an audio interface, such as the Yamaha Audiogram and plug into it via the instrument's headphone jack with an instrument cable. The interface comes with Cubase AI and you can use the software to record wave files, which can then be burned to a CD.

    MIDI is made of Controller and Note DATA, not Audio.

    MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface is a protocol developed in 1983 by major synthesizer manufacturers to allow one synth to play another remotely. They tried to figure out a way they could make a second synthesizer play by sending it control data from the first. They figured it out, and more! The developers quickly found out a computer could record and playback 16 channels of this data and it revolutionized the way music is produced. Then they discovered with the right hardware you can have several of these 16 channel bundles (or ports) all running at once. The implications were profound. Now one person could compose multi-part music all by themselves.

    IMPORTANT: MIDI works by sending NOTE ON and NOTE OFF events down a midi cable as well as timing information and controller (k***s, wheels, and sliders) information. Read that again, OK? MIDI works by sending NOTE ON and NOTE OFF events down a midi cable as well as timing information and controller (k***s, wheels, and sliders) information. MIDI does not send sound, or audio down the MIDI cable.

    ---->Understand that MIDI is NOT an audio signal<-----

    The sound (or audio waveform) of the keyboard or module does not go down the MIDI cable, only these computer encoded "events" do. What is an "event?" It's all just numbers, man. But not the large blocks of numbers that make up an audio waveform. MIDI events are just ones and zeros that say when you pressed down which key (a note ON event), how hard you pressed it (velocity number), when you let the key up (a note OFF event), pressed the next key, moved a k**b (controller data), changed a program (program change command). That is the basic point you have to fully understand. The cool thing is that all this MIDI data, once recorded, is fully, totally, completely editable, malleable, changeable, transformable, re-assignable, erasable, replaceable and it all happens on the edit screens of your sequencer.

    Thank you,


    Yamaha PAC Support


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