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Offline shiner1955

Two Keyboards
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »
Hi Guy's
Is it possible to stack/connect a DGX650 on the bottom and a PSR950 on top?
I would like to play my 950 with an 88 keyboard.
Thanks

I also posted on the 950 forum below and now have all the information I need.
Thanks
« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 11:25:14 AM by shiner1955 »
PSR S970, PSR S950 , ARIUS YDP-V240, DGX 650, Korg Pa 1000
 

Offline shiner1955

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 10:34:01 PM »
Follow up,
I now have my 88 Key DGX 650 controlling my 61 Key PSR 970.
I prefer the feel DGX Keyboard over the feel soft keys of the PSR.
I used a USB Midi Host by "Miditech" $64
PSR S970, PSR S950 , ARIUS YDP-V240, DGX 650, Korg Pa 1000
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 10:44:37 PM »
Great😀 congrats on this😀
Toril S

PSR S970, PSR 2100 and PSR-47.

Toril's PSR Performer Page
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 09:14:07 AM »
Hi Shiner,

Nice found  8)

I am wondering whether this would work to connect a DGX 650 to control a PSR E453. Any advice on this?

Best Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR E433, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, looking for an affordable hype portable keyboard.
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 11:09:52 AM »
No, that wouldn't work, because the Miditech USB MIDI Host has MIDI Out but no MIDI In. To connect two keyboards together when both have USB-MIDI, you'd need to use two USB MIDI host devices-- connect each one to a keyboard via its USB connection, then connect the MIDI Out port of one host to the MIDI In port of the other host (and vice versa if you want to have two-way communication between the two keyboards). For instance, to control a PSR-E453 with a DGX-650:

DGX-650 | USB To Host port --> USB MIDI Host #1 | MIDI Out port --> MIDI In port | USB MIDI Host #2 --> USB To Host | PSR-E453

Unfortunately, these USB MIDI Hosts can be a bit pricey if you need to buy two of them. Another option might be to get a USB Host MIDI Router from Sevilla Soft. As long as both USB-MIDI keyboards are MIDI class-compliant, you should be able to connect them to a powered USB hub, then connect the USB hub to the USB Host MIDI Router, and configure the USB Host MIDI Router to route the MIDI from one keyboard to the other.

However, if you already have an iPad or laptop or computer, it would probably be cheaper to just connect both keyboards to the iPad or laptop or computer and use software to send the MIDI from the DGX-650 to the PSR-E453. If both keyboards are MIDI class-compliant, you can connect them to a powered USB hub, then connect the USB hub to an iPad using a Camera Connection Kit-- or you could buy a USB-MIDI Bluetooth adapter from Yamaha for connecting one keyboard to the iPad via Bluetooth, and connect the other keyboard to the iPad using a Camera Connection Kit.
Michael Rideout
Current keyboards: Yamaha YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400, MX49 BK
Current controllers: M-Audio Axiom 61-II
Previous keyboards: Farfisa Matador 611; Casio CTK-710
 
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Offline vbdx66

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 11:38:38 AM »
Thanks for this reply Michael.  8)

So it is feasible but it looks a bit complicated. I regret the days when keyboards in the price-class of both the PSR E453 (300) or DGX 650 (700 ) would have had onboard MIDI ports...

By the way, both the DGX 650 and PSR E453 are MIDI class-compliant, for instance you can use them as MIDI controllers to control DAWS on a laptop (with an USB C cable) or apps on the ipad and for that you just need the Apple Camera connection kit.

Best Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR E433, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, looking for an affordable hype portable keyboard.
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: Two Keyboards
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 12:09:31 PM »
You might remember that I'd misplaced my Apple Camera Connection Kit. I finally found it, but before I did I ordered a third-party replacement-- from Germany, as it turns out-- which has three USB connections:

https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Connection-Card-Reader-cable/dp/B01N6H5MVM

There's also one for newer iPads that have the Lightning port rather than the old 30-pin connector port:

https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Connection-Card-Reader-cable/dp/B074WVL2PY
Michael Rideout
Current keyboards: Yamaha YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400, MX49 BK
Current controllers: M-Audio Axiom 61-II
Previous keyboards: Farfisa Matador 611; Casio CTK-710
 
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