You could buy an interface Edirol SD20 Sound Canvas for example which acts as “qound producer” for a keyboard. What should I do? The only things listed under recording are: I have it connected via midi usb. Bindu R – Microsoft Support. Flashnewbie Created on August 4,

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How to Connect a Yamaha Keyboard to a Computer: 5 Steps

Does anyone know what to do? This thread is locked. I have the same question Answer this question Flag as Almost any keyboard that you can connect to your computer will have MIDI capabilities. Download and install the latest drivers. This requires you to have a compatible USB cable for connecting the keyboard to the computer, so get it ready before you get started.

The driver is listed under Hardware and Sound in the Control Panel and the keyboard itself is listed as Yamaha Portable G under devices.

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What have I tried so far: Tell us about your experience with our site. If not, your keyboard might not be able to connect to the computer.


Thanks for marking this as the answer. The keyboard will need a piece of software that will enable the inputs on the keyboard to be recognized by your computer. Inspect the back of your keyboard to look at the ports, and you should see a USB port behind it.

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In Windows, there is MS GM Wavetable or something similar built in, but the latency is terrible and its not very good. Sorry this didn’t help.

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Download the latest driver. You computer should detect the keyboard, and it should be ready for use with Garageband or any other audio production software. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. I also have a light-pipe line-out yamha from the SD20 to my sound device in otherwords audio to audioso can also route that way into the Sonar, recording on an Audio track.


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You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Then select a midi track and insert a soft-synth if it doesn’t have any, download a VST from a website. What do I do?

Open the below link and verify the connections. Your Yamaha keyboard may yamqha different USB ports depending on the model. The Properties section of the Device Manager says that both are working properly.

Your MIDI device won’t show up as a recording device – it can’t as there is no audio coming out of it. You can easily interface the keyboard with the computer in a few easy steps. You need something to “translate” that data into music.