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Offline MFSB

Connect PSR 9000 to laptop
« on: February 22, 2017, 01:32:57 AM »
Hi everyone,

Before I start posting I must aware that I am a bit of keyboard dummie  ;D  so Im sorry I am asking for help for such a a primitive problem.

I own a PSR 9000 and I want to connect it to mylaptop so I bought a cheap MIDI to USB cable like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-IN-OUT-MIDI-Interface-Cable-Converter-PC-to-Music-Keyboard-Adapter-Cord-SY/281849499979?_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190705%26meid%3D756015a6d34e420a875c1558c5650753%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

I get a green light on "USB" meaning that the computer recognizes the cable, but no MIDI signal is coming out of the keyboard, because no other light flashes on the cable, and I get no MIDI signal on software (Cubase 5)

I connected the "OUT" part of the cable on "MIDI IN" on keyboard, and de "IN" part of the cable on "MIDI OUT" in keyboard, and selected MIDI on the little selector button behind so I think I did it correctly. Furthermore, I selected Yamaha PSR 9000 on Cubase.

So, what do you guys think? Is it a problem of the cable? What kind of cable is adequate for PSR 9000?

Thank you very much for any help.







 

Offline Bill

Re: Connect PSR 9000 to laptop
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 02:19:00 AM »
I connected the "OUT" part of the cable on "MIDI IN" on keyboard, and de "IN" part of the cable on "MIDI OUT" in keyboard, and selected MIDI on the little selector button behind so I think I did it correctly. Furthermore, I selected Yamaha PSR 9000 on Cubase.


I not a MIDI person however
If the cable is marked MIDI Out why would you connect it to MIDI IN.  Are you sure you have not got the cables reversed.

Bill
England

Tyros 5/76
 

Offline MFSB

Re: Connect PSR 9000 to laptop
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 06:53:14 AM »
Hi there

Thanking you for the answer. Sorry to only reply now but Ive been travelling.

Ive tried both ways and nothing seems to work.

Is there anyone with a PSR 9000 that can indicate a cable and software that works?

Thaks in advance

Cheers
 

Re: Connect PSR 9000 to laptop
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 05:24:59 AM »
With regards to the midi on the 9000, you need to make sure that your keyboards setup to use midi.

From the manual page 150 (if you don't have a copy you can download it from yamaha.com)

The PSR-9000 offers a range of MIDI functions that allow it to be used effectively in even the most sophisticated
MIDI systems.

Under the buttons that say menu above, press the MIDI button

The screen will change to show
All parts, KDB&ACMP, Master KBD1, Master KBD2, Clock EXT A, MIDI Accord 1, MIDI Accord 2, MIDI pedal1, Midi pedal2, MIDI OFF.

To check your midis working press the button next to All parts,

but also on the back of the keyboard there is a switch that says to host or midi, make sure its on MIDI and not TO HOST.

I had a similar problem with mine, it was set to MIDI OFF in the menu, but also if you intend to use the cheapo usb to midi connectors for anything other than midi file playback you'll get buffering issues.

Please try and find a decent one such as a eridol UM2x or above. (They're made by roland) as the el cheapos hate sys-ex dumps and just ignore any sysex.

Offline MFSB

Re: Connect PSR 9000 to laptop
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 01:32:32 PM »
Thank you very, very much for your answer. Yes I tried it all and nothing works ... :-X I guess it is time to buy another cable. I will look those on eBay.
Best regards