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PSR Keyboards (11 Boards) => Earlier Models like PSR-9000/PSR-740 => Topic started by: johnwesleybarker on April 01, 2021, 02:39:46 AM

Title: PSR-740 MIDNAM
Post by: johnwesleybarker on April 01, 2021, 02:39:46 AM
I've searched a lot for a MIDNAM or MIDI Patch Name file in order to fully use my PSR-740 in various DAWs, e.g. Logic Pro X and Pro Tools. It's possible to use a GM (General MIDI) setting but that doesn't address the full range of sounds and styles available. There may be a midnam that someone has made, or you may have knowledge of editing an existing midnam file and adapting to be bespoke for a particular keyboard while referring to a manual. I understand the midnam file is made with XML syntax. So I'm willing to have a go if someone can give me a leg up to get going. Cheers.
Title: Re: PSR-740 MIDNAM
Post by: karmapala on April 19, 2021, 08:20:42 AM
If I understand you correctly,
I think you want the instrument definition file.
So from your DAW you can assign the patch number/name which resides in your PSR.

For example, I've downloaded (from this ( "PSR640v200.ins" file.

Then I put this file in my Cakewalk folder.

Then in Cakewalk, I put the output midi device to USB-midi,
then I open the "Instrument" definition option,
then I import that PSR640v200.ins file.

The Yamaha PSR640 then will show in the list of the available instrument.
Then I assign all USB midi channels output to YAMAHA PSR640 :


Next in Cakewalk's track properties ---> Browse Patch :
I can choose any sound which resides in my PSR640.


This if I'm not mistaken to get what you mean.

Thank you.