Keyboard to PC using MIDI to USB


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Hello,

I have a Yamaha YPT-310. I have a Mac and I can run XP on it using Parallel's Desktop.

I purchased the following MIDI to USB cable from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017H4EBG/ref=oss_product

I installed the recommended Yamaha Musicsoft Downloader 5 software.

I plugged the MIDI cables into the back of the keyboard (yes - the "In" and "Out" are plugged into the correct ones) and the other end of the cable into a USB port.

XP recognized a new piece of hardware and installed the drivers successfully.

When I run the Musicsoft Downloader software, it says it can't communicate a musical instrument.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I tried turning the "Local" setting on the keyboard "Off" and that didn't work. I tried setting the keyboard to "PC1" mode, and then "PC2" mode and that didn't work either.

Any suggestions? Thanks! - Jeff
 
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I use Musicsoft Downloader with my YPT-300. What you described seems correct. Did you try with another piece of software (Midi-Ox maybe?).
When you say the "In" and "Out" are plugged into the correct ones: did you try to invert them, just in case?
 

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