DGX-205 to Mac?


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Welcome.

The standard USB cable with A & B plugs is the one you want, it is the type used to connect a Printer to a Computer.

Cannot say that the driver you linked to is one that will work
 
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Welcome.

The standard USB cable with A & B plugs is the one you want, it is the type used to connect a Printer to a Computer.

Cannot say that the driver you linked to is one that will work
Thank you! On the bright side I think I have that cable
 
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On the downside, the keyboard isn't showing up. Does anyone happen to know what drivers might work?
 

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One of the drivers you linked to might work, but it would need to be compatible with your Mac's OS. If you're on the latest macOS then you'll need a Yamaha USB-MIDI driver for that macOS version-- unless the keyboard can work using the Mac's own built-in USB-MIDI driver ("CoreMIDI").

Note that your USB cable might be the culprit, because (1) you absolutely need a USB 1 or USB 2 cable-- do not use a USB 3 cable because it won't work-- and (2) you should use a cable that's under 3 meters. If the USB cable is the wrong type (version), or is the right type but is too long, the keyboard might not be able to interface with the computer correctly. USB 3 is too fast, and cables over 3 meters can cause too much delay due to how far the data has to travel from keyboard to computer and vice versa.
 
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One of the drivers you linked to might work, but it would need to be compatible with your Mac's OS. If you're on the latest macOS then you'll need a Yamaha USB-MIDI driver for that macOS version-- unless the keyboard can work using the Mac's own built-in USB-MIDI driver ("CoreMIDI").

Note that your USB cable might be the culprit, because (1) you absolutely need a USB 1 or USB 2 cable-- do not use a USB 3 cable because it won't work-- and (2) you should use a cable that's under 3 meters. If the USB cable is the wrong type (version), or is the right type but is too long, the keyboard might not be able to interface with the computer correctly. USB 3 is too fast, and cables over 3 meters can cause too much delay due to how far the data has to travel from keyboard to computer and vice versa.

Thank you! I'm not certain if the cord's a 1 2 or 3, though I figured out I can see the keyboard show up under About this Mac -> System Report -> USB even if it's not showing up in GarageBand or anything else yet. Otherwise, sounds like it's time for a computer update & that driver.
 
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Thanks again for your help, all! Got it working by downloading the driver (interestingly it seems to do fine on OS Sierra, thought I'd give it a whirl before updating). Now time to play!
 

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That's good news! Out of curiosity, what OS version was your Mac running before the update?

Edit: Oh, wait, after rereading more carefully, I guess you meant you didn't need to update at all.
 
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That's good news! Out of curiosity, what OS version was your Mac running before the update?

Edit: Oh, wait, after rereading more carefully, I guess you meant you didn't need to update at all.
Yes, just needed the driver - it worked fine for me on OS Sierra (even though that doesn't seem to be what it's intended for). Thanks again!
 

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