Is it possible to save from a Yamaha YPG-225 to a portable hard drive?

by Joe

I have a Yamaha YPG-225 keyboard that I keep in a location separate from my desktop computer. I'd like to be able to save songs from the keyboard directly to a portable hard drive, then transport that hard drive and connect it to my PC so I can burn the songs to a CD. Is that possible? If so, how do I do it?

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Jan 09, 2009
Transport user songs directly to computer
by: Anonymous

You actually do not need a portable hard drive to link the keyboard to your computer. Instead, purchase an audio cable (for the YPG-225 to a regular computer, the cable should have a 1/4" stereo phone plug on one end and a 1/8" mono phone plug at the other end).

You're going to need to download basic recording software (I have Audacity) if you don't already have it.

Follow the instructions in your keyboard manual to record a user song on one of the user tracks on your keyboard. Plug your audio cable into the headphones jack on your keyboard and the microphone (not the headphone) jack on your computer. Open the recording software, hit Record, and hit Start on your keyboard to record the song directly onto your computer. You won't be able to hear the song as it is being recorded, but the sound quality is good.

Once you've finished recording, you can use your recording software to convert the track to an MP3 file or another file format to burn to a CD.

I hope this helps. It took me two days and multiple calls to Yamaha tech support to figure it out--apparently the YPG-225 isn't exactly "designed" to do this. Good luck.

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