Sustain pedal for Yamaha DGX-200

by susan Placet
(France)

I have borrowed a Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-200 and I can't find out how to plug in and use the sustain pedal and I have a concert tomorrow 23 August. Help me please

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Aug 22, 2009
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Alfred
by: Anonymous

Dear Susan: Look at the rear panel. there should be a "Jack" marked SUSTAIN or PEDAL. Insert the Plug of the pedal there, but be sure to do this BEFORE turning on the keyboard, and DO NOT PRESS the pedal while doing so. Next turn on the keyboard and enjoy your performance. Good luck!

Nov 28, 2013
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Repeat Function
by: Chris

Hello everyone. I would thank everyone in advance for those who can answer my question. When recording a song on the DGX-200, there is a repeat function that can loop what I played. The only problem is that it runs through a metronome every time the song is repeated. Is there any way to avoid the metronome and just loop the song?

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Does the Yahama DGX 200 Work With USB and Windows Vista !!

by mohammed jafar
(manchester)

Does the Yamaha DGX 200 Work with USB TO MIDI Interface Convertor With In/Out Cables Which is goes in the Out- MIDI - IN and then goes into usb. also wil it work with windows vista because i want to make my music with FL Studio Which Supports MIDI But i am just wondering is it works PLEASE REPLYY!!!

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Apr 05, 2009
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HELP AIDE
by: OLIVIER

bonjour

jai un dgx200

une interface midi

logiciel:
musicsoft



mon probleme est que lordinateur ou le logiciel ne reconnais pas linstrument de musique

de ce fait je ne peux rien faire

aidez moi svp

Olinaus@hotmail.fr

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Does anyone remember the Yamaha DGX-200?

by Mickey
(Philly)

Hi,

There is a Yamaha DGX-200 available to me for $100. The seller is including the stand, adapter, sustain pedal and the manual, yes he still has the manual!

Decent sound, I guess but it will be my first keyboard if I buy it so I'm no judge.

Would it be good for me to learn on this?

Does anyone know (about) how old it may be and/or anything else about it?

The guy selling it said he bought it 2nd hand and says he is not sure how old it is.

I'd appreciate hearing anything at all about this keyboard from anyone who is familiar with it.

Thanks,

Mickey

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Jul 22, 2010
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DGX200
by: Dick Rector

Hi,

I don't know anything about the DGX200 but it was released in 2002. Not that old for a keyboard.
I would suggest to try it out seriously to see AND HEAR it's condition. See if all the keys react as they should do and are not 'sticky' or making strange noises. Speakers etc sounding ok all buttons working??
100$ is not too much if it is in a good condition but for about double that price you can buy a brand new starter-keyboard with a heck of possibilities AND a year warranty.
Also on Ebay you'll find a lot offers of younger keyboards.
Good luck making a choice.

Regards
Dick

Jul 22, 2010
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DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Mickey: Preliminary comments ONLY. Hopefully some other member who is more familiar with the unit can be more specific:
Year of Release 2002 - Price for "package" seems reasonable as compared to Ebay listings - If it has YES (Yamaha Educational Suite)feature, you should be able to learn to play - Yamaha Manuals are notoriously poor, and you will have to read the book many, many times to understand the gist -You will learn the unit's features through dogged experimentation. If you buy. and have further questions, come back to this Forum as often as you wish. Good luck, and thanks for the visit.

Jul 22, 2010
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Thanks guys.
by: Anonymous

Thanks Dick and Alfred.

I'm not committed to buying this one so perhaps either one of you, or anyone for that matter, might have some suggestions as to which electric keyboard might be the best, (whoops, don't want to start any disagreements here) I mean a good keyboard to start learning on.

That business about the manual gave me pause so I looked at it online. WHEW! Confusing is an understatement!!!

I live New Orleans boogie piano and also blues piano.

Professor Longhair, Dr. John and Ray Charles could hit when he felt like it. I love boogie woogie piano as I said and the blues piano runs right behind it for me.

I once told my wife I wish I could have been a guy who played the piano in a whorehouse.

Anyway, it's wide open and I'm dying to hear some good suggestions.

Thanks,

Mickey

Jul 23, 2010
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Yamaha DGX200 is a great keyboard!
by: Jack

They don't make keyboards like that anymore, and for that price ($100). I would snatch that up because if you end up getting one equivalent in size from radio shack or anywhere else, the quality will be much less, and the cost will be a lot more! A starter keyboard of that size will be around $250, and will not perform as well as this Yamaha. I wish they still make this one, they are hard to find! Just be sure the speakers aren't blown. You will be able to tell, the sound will crackle.

Jul 23, 2010
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DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Mickey: Dick Rector's and my input should be helpful. Visiting Ebay probably will confirm that the prospective package deal you are considering is not bad at all. Furthermore, you will realize quickly that like everything else, "you get what you pay for". The higher the price, the higher the quality and that means better fidelity, higher output wattage, etc.
To satisfy yourself get on to Ebay (Musical Keyboards). Regardless of your decision, remember what I said about Yamaha manuals and experimentation. Barring any defects which neither Dick nor I are "in situ" to check, try to secure a "period of grace commitment" from your seller, visit Ebay, then fish or cut bait. As to the cat house, stop living dangerously. Keep well, and come back as often as you wish.

Jul 23, 2010
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DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Jack: Thanks for booster comment. Keep up your participation in this Forum!

Jul 24, 2010
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Nice keyboard, BUT...
by: Anonymous

Man, I bought the DGX-200 today. It is flawless and sounds really good.

BUT the manual is difficult to comprehend. The keyboard has the Y.E.S. 2 learning system which is a real pain.

There is no way I can look at that small LCD and follow along on which keys to push.

I'm elated that it, and all the extras that came with it, are if great shape. But I'm crushed that I can't use the Y.E.S. 2 to teach myself.

I hear they are of lower quality but I think I may sell the DGX-200 and buy one of the Casio LK (lighted keys) keyboards to teach myself how to play.

(sigh)

Jul 26, 2010
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DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Mickey: "Rome wasn't built in a day"! and you will eventually master the YES program if you have a better attitude. Buying a "Lighted" Casio
may be a possible cop-out. I own an older Casio in addition to two Yamaha's. Frankly while I like the Casio, it has a slightly less overall quality about it, as you say. Your new "toy" is a good unit and you made a good deal. Giving up on it before you give yourself enough time to even understand it's potential could be a mistake, as once you've learned the basics (on a Casio) you will soon want to upgrade to a more advanced unit.
I've been playing for almost 30 years (by ear) and I'm learning YES. It's certainly not the daunting task you are expressing, and remember this is only your first keyboard! I'M NOT CONNECTED WITH YAMAHA IN ANY WAY so my comments are independent ones. Keep well.

Jul 26, 2010
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The thing is...
by: Anonymous

Alfred, thanks for the encouragement.

The thing is, I don't even know which fingers I should use to play the keys highlighted on the Yamaha LCD.

The Casio keys light up and the proper finger placement shows on their LCD.

Remember, I never tapped a key on a keyboard until I picked up the DGX.

The Casio EZ-200 looks OK to me. Anyone here have any opinions on it?

Thanks,

Mickey

Jul 26, 2010
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Whoops!
by: Anonymous

I meant to ask for comments on the YAMAHA EZ-200.

Casio doesn't make it as I said in the post above. Sorry.

Jul 26, 2010
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DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Mickey: Please remember to ID yourself when you post any comment. I very nearly glossed over it as I'm wont to do with "anonymous" entries. If I were you, I'd go to the Internet where there are slews of FREE downloads showing fingering of keyboards. As to the LCD, remember it is a "line-of-sight" item, requiring that you be seated in front of the keyboard at a reasonably correct height. Further, keep any home lighting decently away to avoid extraneous reflection. I realize I am not in a position to sway you one way or another, but I feel strongly you are giving up too soon. Whatever you decide, I wish you luck.

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Problems connecting a DGX200 to PC

by Bo
(Brussels)

I have a DGX200 and have problems connecting to a windows XP laptop computer using a midi-usb interface cable.

I also have the Yamaha CBX driver and the Songfiler tool.

When I launch songfiler, I can select the Yamaha CBX driver as Midi In and Out port, but I can not connect with songfiler to the keyboard. Always receive the mesage "The selected Midi device is in us. Quit any applications currently using it”.

I believe the problem originates from the following: When I connect the keyboard to the PC with the USB cable, it is recognized as a "USB Audio Device" (using the Microsoft USB audio driver) and shows up as such in the “Sounds and Audio Device properties” Hardware list.

Have tried many different ways to point this hardware USB device to the CBX driver (properties => update driver) but this didn’t succeed. I believe the update driver process looks for an .inf file which is not in the CBX package.

Have tried all this also with a second XP laptop but with the same results.

Rebooted, reinstalled, removed and reactived drivers etc. at least a dozen of times in different orders but still no results. Have also tried the Yamaha UM220 USB_Midi driver but couldn’t get this to work either (only seems to include DGX 205 upwards drivers).

Can anyone point me to the right direction to get this solved ?

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Jul 18, 2009
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Solution
by: weiRDwei

Are you still there? Is this post old ?

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Yamaha DGX-200 Distorted and "out of tune" sound

by Chris
(Maryland, USA)

Hi everyone,

I just bought a used Yamaha DGX-200 which plays and sounds fine except from F# to C in the 5th octave. Those keys sound "distorted" and "out of tune." It's not the speakers because I listened through the headphones too, and it's even more noticeable. I reset the keyboard to the default settings and it still sounds the same. I'm thinking that some components are either worn out or it's really dusty and dirty inside. I haven't opened it yet, so I thought I'd get some thoughts on what the problem could be first. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Chris

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Nov 23, 2010
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contact pads??
by: Dick Rector

Hi Chris,

Sounds to me like a dirty or broken underlay-contact pad in that octave. Have a look at PSRTUTORIAL.COM under PSR3000. There is a good article with pictures about it. Sure it is a different model but inside most keyboard are more or less the same. I am guessing of course!

Dick

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Yamaha DGX 200 what is Pc mode and how do you use it ?

by Nicole
(Iowa)

what it looks like - Yamaha DGX 200

what it looks like - Yamaha DGX 200

Hello, I have a Yamaha portable grand DGX 200
and it has a button that says PC mode...
I can't find where you plug a PC into the keyboards.
what kinda cord to you need?
I' also like to ask what dose PC mode do?
and how do you use it?

I was also wondering if you are able to plug a portable music player into the keyboards?

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Jun 20, 2010
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DGX PC Mode Button
by: Alfred

Dear Nicole: I'm not familiar with the DGX 200, but can inform yout that Yamaha provides the PC Button for access to the Internet through your computer enabling download of MIDI-based music into the keyboard. In order to take advantage of this feature you will need a USB "Patch Cord", from the keyboard's MIDI Jack to a USB port in your computer. I'm still learning how to do this with my PSR E 403 and my PSR 273. Once mastered the feature opens a whole new world of music. I'm sure there are other members besides myself who can come to your aid with fuller explanations. Hope this initial info helps. As to an MP hook up, I believe it's been done, but will have to leave that to the better-informed mewmbers to answer. Thanks for visiting this Forum. We look forward to your FREQUENT participation in our questions/comments. Keep well.

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PC Button
by: Alfred

Dear Nicole: Following my earlier post,IF you have the Owner's Manual, it should give some instructions regarding the PC feature. A Driver/ CD may be needed before you can make the "patch" between your keyboard and your computer. Keep well.

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power lead needed for Yamaha DGX-200

by lucy
(london)

what lead would I need for a Yamaha DGX-200 and where can I get one?

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Jun 23, 2010
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Adaptor for DGX 200
by: Alfred

Dear Lucy: Try contacting....................

Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, MK7 8BL, U.K.
Tel: (44) 1908-366700 Fax: (44) 1908-368872

or

Puretech Solutions, UK – (Yamaha-approved Tech. Svce. www.puretechsolutions.co.uk

When making contact, have Model and Serial number at hand. Other UK members of this Forum have reported success. We appreciate your question and invite you to return with questions/comments any time. Keep well.


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the difference between yamaha dgx200 and yamaha psr 225

whate is the diference between yamaha dgx 200 and yamaha psr 225. and which one is the lates one among the two.

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Oct 05, 2009
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Yamaha DGX 200 vs Yamaha PSR 225
by: Alfred

Dear "Anonymous": You obviously forgot to enter your name when submitting your question, so I have to address you this way.
Yamaha released the PSR 225 in 2001, and the
DGX 200 in 2002. I believe they are in the '76 to 81 key' category of keyboards. Not having either, I can only guess. The Yamaha DGX 200 seems to be a "more advanced" unit. Get back to me with a follow-up post if you need more info, but please remember to identify yourself. I hope the above has been helpful.

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Ableton and DGX-200

by bluejacker22
(Warsaw, Poland)


I have purchased a USB MIDI cable, so that I could play off the keyboard into Ableton Live. I can't find any instructions apart from the Ableton Live manual and the Yamaha manual. The first is extremely technical, but the Yamaha manual is fairly clear. As i was changing the keyboard PC Mode functions i realized that a certain combination with StyleOut (Off) lead to MIDI messages being sent to the program (even though i wasn't playing). Apart from that no messages were sent. Is this a problem with the Ableton Live settings or the DGX-200 settings?

Available DGX-200 settings:
SongOut (Off ?)
StyleOut (Off ?)
KbdOut (On)
ExtClock (On - i want Live to deal with the measures)
Local (Off - i want to be able to hear live sound from Ableton Live)

Thanks!
bluejacker22@wp.pl

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Feb 15, 2010
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SOLVED
by: Bluejacker22

It turned out that the MIDI cable was plugged in the wrong way. I had plugged it in as it was written - out to out and in to in. The caused the keyboard output to be sent to the program output (so it wasn't reacieved). If you are having a similar problem, try switching the cables around. If ableton doesn't see your hardware see if it is in the hardware list and if the drivers are installed. If Ableton doesn't see your keyboard, this is because it only finds hardware at program start so you have to restart ableton (NOT reinstall).

Feb 16, 2010
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Ableton
by: Dick Rector

Hi Bluejacker22

Glad you solved your problem and a big thank you to let us know what was happening.
Others might benefit from this.
Dick

May 08, 2010
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ableton with live
by: Anonymous

thanks mate big help :)

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