Connecting Yamaha CLP330 to MacBook

by Angela
(USA)

Hi,

I have a Yamaha CLP330 and I want to record from the clavinova to garageband, a music software program on my MacBook. I have no idea which cables I need. Today I went in search and although I thought I perhaps needed the microphone one I was assured I needed a USB-A Male to USA-B Male, but it does not work. Does anyone know how I can connect them. Help much appreciated as I have to submit a recording soon:) Thank you.

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Nov 06, 2010
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by: Anonymous

thanks

Aug 23, 2010
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tracks
by: Angela

Hi David W,

When you use garage band you also have to make sure that it is a new software track. Then it should recognize the keyboard.

hope this helps.

Angela

Aug 22, 2010
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still no sound
by: David W

Angela,
thanks for the link to the driver, which I downloaded onto my macbook. I connected up my CLP330 and Garageband seems to recognise that a midi device is connected. However I get no sound conveyed from the keyboard to the computer and Garageband doesn't seem to take any notice of my keyboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Jul 08, 2010
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Yamaha CLP 330 to MacBook
by: Alfred

Dear Angela: As a fellow member I've learned and taken note of how to make the connection between a CLP 330 and a MacBook. I only have a PC, but you have provided very helpful info for all other members who have asked the same question in this Forum, and I encourage you to come to their rescue if you spot their queries. Thanks and keep well.

Jul 08, 2010
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USB-MIDI Driver for Mac OS X
by: Angela

Okay, so I solved the problem thanks to downloading the correct driver from the yamahasynth.com site. http://www.yamahasynth.com/downloads/dri vers_software/stage_pianos/cp300/driver/

Hooked up my CLP-330 to MacBook using my printer cable (USB-A Male to USB-B Male cable) and started garage band.

Just posting in case it's useful for someone else:)

Angela

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