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Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Make sure the MIDI Out on the keyboard is connected to the MIDI IN part of the adapter cable. That's a common mistake.

Also, we've found that there are a lot of defective MIDI-to-USB cables out there. Some of the cheapo ones just don't work.

This all assumes you're trying to record MIDI on a virtual instrument track within Mixcraft. Be sure to arm a virtual instrument track (not an audio track) when you test it.

Greg


I just had the same error. I've been using Mixcraft with my Yamaha keyboard for many years. I always do all the things you wrote, but today, out of nowhere, it didn't work. I bought a new usb to MIDI cable, but same error again. :(

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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby jlouvar » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32 pm

NOTE: Greg's post was taken from http://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtop ... =4&t=25085

dimitreze wrote:I just had the same error. I've been using Mixcraft with my Yamaha keyboard for many years. I always do all the things you wrote, but today, out of nowhere, it didn't work. I bought a new usb to MIDI cable, but same error again. :(


Try connecting your Yamaha keyboard back to your computer the same way it worked for many years... Then restart the computer and see if works again like it use too.
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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:45 pm

jlouvar wrote:NOTE: Greg's post was taken from http://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtop ... =4&t=25085

dimitreze wrote:I just had the same error. I've been using Mixcraft with my Yamaha keyboard for many years. I always do all the things you wrote, but today, out of nowhere, it didn't work. I bought a new usb to MIDI cable, but same error again. :(


Try connecting your Yamaha keyboard back to your computer the same way it worked for many years... Then restart the computer and see if works again like it use too.


I restarted many times. I tried all types of combinations on what to plug at what time. Nothing so far.

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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Hi,

When you say that you have the same error, you're not getting an error message are you? Is the problem that you're not receiving MIDI from your keyboard? Which kind of keyboard do you have?

Do you see the little MIDI In light at the bottom of Mixcraft's screen light up when you play your keyboard?

Make sure no other programs are running when you test this - other programs can intercept the MIDI data.

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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:11 pm

Hi!

Acoustica Greg wrote:When you say that you have the same error, you're not getting an error message are you?

No, not a error message. Mixcraft just won't recognize my keyboard when I arm the track.

Acoustica Greg wrote:Is the problem that you're not receiving MIDI from your keyboard?

Yes.

Acoustica Greg wrote:Which kind of keyboard do you have?

Yamaha PSR-S900.

Acoustica Greg wrote:Do you see the little MIDI In light at the bottom of Mixcraft's screen light up when you play your keyboard?

It's not lighting up.

Acoustica Greg wrote:Make sure no other programs are running when you test this - other programs can intercept the MIDI data.

I tested this way. It didn't work. But this was never the problem. It was working fine until 1 week ago.

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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:20 pm

Hi,

What changed a week ago?

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Re: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:24 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

What changed a week ago?

Greg


I can't think of anything. Just running my PC on the usual stuff. :?

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:37 pm

Hi,

Are you using the USB-to-Host port or the MIDI Out port on the keyboard?

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:46 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Are you using the USB-to-Host port or the MIDI Out port on the keyboard?

Greg

Hi! MIDI out.

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:50 pm

Hi,

You could try using the USB-to-Host connection and see if that works for you.

For MIDI Out, double-check (or triple-check) that you have the MIDI Out on the keyboard connected to the MIDI In part of the adapter cable.

Have you tried installing the Yamaha USB driver again?

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi Greg!

Acoustica Greg wrote:You could try using the USB-to-Host connection and see if that works for you.

I don't have the type of cable for this.

Acoustica Greg wrote:For MIDI Out, double-check (or triple-check) that you have the MIDI Out on the keyboard connected to the MIDI In part of the adapter cable.

Yes, I'm quite aware of that, it didn't work.

Acoustica Greg wrote:Have you tried installing the Yamaha USB driver again?

I don't know how to to this, but it was never necessary before. :?

Thanks!

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:03 pm

Hi,

Installing the Yamaha USB MIDI driver may be the golden ticket: https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/umd_win64_kbd.html

There's also a 32-bit version if for some strange reason you have 32-bit Windows.

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Installing the Yamaha USB MIDI driver may be the golden ticket: https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/umd_win64_kbd.html

There's also a 32-bit version if for some strange reason you have 32-bit Windows.

Greg


Hi! I'm getting a "no device is connected" when I try to install the driver. But the USB20 MIDI is showing on the control panel... :(

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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby jlouvar » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:00 pm

dimitreze wrote:Hi! I'm getting a "no device is connected" when I try to install the driver. But the USB20 MIDI is showing on the control panel... :(


You may also want to report this problem to Yamaha Customer Support. :wink:
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Re: Yamaha PSR-S900 Was: Yamaha PSR 8000 & Mixcraft 8

Postby dimitreze » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:21 pm

I think I'll just buy this cable tomorrow and hope it works.
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