How to transfer midi files from Yamaha PSR 290 to PC?

by Jitendra Tailor
(Winnipeg, CANADA)

I tried the "Song filer" software from YAMAHA to transfer my songs from PSR 290 to my laptop (XP)I didn't have any luck. Is there any way? I khow my PSR has flash memory to store songs up to 99 songs. But I have to transfer my song file to PC and then I can transfer back to YAMAHA. Please help me.
Thanks.

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Aug 01, 2014
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Same problem
by: Olly

Song filer always says 'Midi connection in use. Close down any applications.' I have tried but always the same message. Any getting around this?

Oct 07, 2013
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it works :D
by: Anonymous

thank you, the "switching" solution work prefectly, i can only think is a fabrication mistake, lol

Mar 05, 2012
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UX 16 Only Works with PSR 290
by: Raagnk

You have to use UX-16 Midi cable. No other cable works in Yamaha keyboards. Thank you

Mar 04, 2012
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PSr290
by: Hi

does it have to be this UX16 cable or can i use any miditousb for the psr290 model? i have one called lightsnake midi/usb it doset work

Jun 28, 2011
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Midi Cables
by: Ed

There are a multitude of midi cable you can use, but it would depend on your machine or your sound card. If you are running a soundblaster then it will either be a 25 pin to 2x5 or a mini 2x5 pin din to standard 2x5 pin din.

If you are using a machine with on board sound ie laptop then you can purchase the usb midi cable from various sites.... Yamaha make their own verions just go to yamaha's site.

when your transfering data it is also good to remember signal loss over a distance so the shorter the better. I have had a few transmission failures using 10 m midi cables.

As tp the memory full write protected. The psr will go into defensive mode when it doesn't like the midi transfer and if you recycle you can corrupt the memory, to restore you will have to a factory rest which you can google and this should clear all the memory. be warned you will lose all non-standard data.....

Feb 06, 2011
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Yamaha PSR 295 MIDI HELP
by: Anonymous

what is a midi cable anyhow? all what i have on my PSR-295 is a USB port, SUSTAIN and phones/outpot.. Is there any way i can transfer my recorded files into my PC? Please help ?

Jan 21, 2011
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Wooow
by: Anonymous

Nice Work

Dec 29, 2010
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HELP
by: Anonymous

I would like the problem of not being able to tranmit using the song filer however I can not find the download....... anyone know where I can go

Dec 03, 2010
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boo hoo
by: poop monsterz

doesn't work 4 me


i tried the switch thing, it doesn't work


it says the memory is protected/full

Jul 27, 2010
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i can't transmit and recieve midi
by: Anonymous

I have a midi-usb cable and connect to pc. PC could play midi file and listen in the psr290. But when using the Songfiler, the file could not transmit, receive and control. They all have message "The selected MIDI device is in use. Quit any applications currently using the device. Indeed, I could not have any application in process even at the time I reboot the computer and it still have the error.
Jam

Mar 04, 2010
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Switch the cables works
by: Anonymous

Too funny, yep, switching the cables worked for me too. Whooohooo

Oct 14, 2009
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psr-290 cannot communicate to pc
by: Anonymous

I have a midi-usb cable and connect to pc. PC could play midi file and listen in the psr290. But when using the Songfiler, the file could not transmit, receive and control. They all have message "The selected MIDI device is in use. Quit any applications currently using the device. Indeed, I could not have any application in process even at the time I reboot the computer and it still have the error.
Jam

Aug 03, 2009
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psr290
by: Anonymous

psr290

Jul 29, 2009
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amazing!
by: Julie

Thank you everyone! I had the same problem and switching the in/out midi cables worked for me too. Ridiculous (seriously, what were the manufacturers thinking??), but I'm glad it's such a simple solution!

Apr 11, 2009
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Yamaha PSR 290 transfer
by: Anonymous

Switching the cables around worked for me, too. Also, in MIDI port settings I set both to USB

Jan 11, 2009
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song filer fix
by: Cheerful

Thanks Anonymous (April 2008) for your tip about switching midi in and midi out to their opposites. It worked! I thought I had tried every variation and solution including this one already. Anyway, thanks. I finally transferred a purchased song to my instrument.

Oct 15, 2008
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Yamaha PSR 290
by: Niroshan

I tried the "Song filer" software from YAMAHA to transfer my songs from PSR 290 to my PC (XP)I didn't have any luck. Is there any way? I khow my PSR has flash memory to store songs up to 99 songs. But I have to transfer my song file to PC and then I can transfer back to YAMAHA. Please help me.

Sep 24, 2008
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Try UX-16 cord
by: Raagnk

Hi,
I too have a Yamaha PSR 290. As is given in the manual, you have to use a UX-16 cable (am not sure about the number,please check manual for confimation)which can be connected to your PC's USB port. The other end of the cable has 2 5-pin sockets which you have to connect to the MIDI-IN and MIDI-OUT of the jack at the rear of the keyboard. I havent as yet bought the cable - it is quite costly I believe.

Please try it and post the results here.

Bye.
Raagnk

Apr 08, 2008
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Hi
by: Anonymous

Do you use Midi in and out?
I had the same problem that you had and after surfing in the internet to find a solution I found in a forum the answer to my problem. Switch the cables. Midi in into midi out and then the way around. I couldn´t believe that this was it. Try it!

Apr 05, 2008
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download songfiler
by: Anonymous

download songfiler
http://www.yamaha-europe.com/yamaha_europe/download/products/10_musi cal_instruments/portable_keyboards/portatone_psr_series/PSR_290/PSR-290_Songf iler_V2_0_english_for_Windows.zip

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