YPG-625 vs YPG-635

I know the 635 is the "replacement" for the 625. Both are available.

What are the enhancements, if any, for the YPG-635. Is it worth the extra money?

Thanks

Tom

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Dec 10, 2008
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3-pedal LP-7 not an option on 625?
by: Todd H

After spending a lot of time digging through various resources, I've come to the conclusion that the LP-7 does not appear to be an option on the 625. If I had a YPG-625 to look at, I'm willing to bet that it lacks the specialized PEDAL UNIT accessory jack required by the LP-7.

Comparing the two keyboards, the 635 is the newer of the two units and they are very similar.

Best I can tell, one of the most compelling apparent differences between the 625 and 635 is that the 625 doesn't appear to have any option for the three-pedal LP-7 attachment. The YPG-635 manual available on Yamaha's web site shows a procedure and a specialized connector (separate from the sustain jack) for adding the LP-7. The 625's manual does not describe such a procedure or show such a "PEDAL UNIT" connection in teh specifications under "auxillary jacks" nor does the 625 manual list the LP-7 as an optional accessory.

The other strengths of the 635 appear to be 64 note polyphony vs 32 note, 3 more voices, 20 more reverb types, 20 more chorus types, DSP effects.

Overall, piano players are likely to want the 635 so they can get their hands on the inexpensive LP-7 3-pedal assembly (if it ever goes off of the backorder it's on now in dec 08).

Todd H
http://toddh.net/music/

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Upload new sounds to YPG-625

Is it possible to upload new sounds to the YPG-625? The sounds are alright, but there are others that I want (new piano/organ samples) and I'm wondering if it's possible to get them on there somehow. Thanks.

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May 25, 2010
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new sounds
by: Harry Cats

Nope, u cannot. It is not a synthesizer or a sampler, it is (simply said) only a preset patch/ sound player.

There exists however software (XG-editor) that allows u to edit some parameters of the internal sounds, but i have never worked with such a programm. I think, that as soon as you switch-off your dgx, all the settings are lost too and the piano has it own default-settings back again.

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USB MIDI Connection YPG625

by Carnott
(Atlanta)

How do you connect the UX16 usb midi interface cable to the YPG625? Ours does not have the five prong female connection point? Is there some other way of connecting to a computer? I would loike to record tracts on my MAC.

Please help

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Apr 28, 2009
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Help for you
by: Anonymous


On the manual, it says you need to connect the keyboard with a AB type USB cable to your PC. The manual does not mention anything about Macs, however... I don't own this keyboard, but am trying to decide if it will work with my Mac...

Apr 20, 2010
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Midi
by: Anonymous

You might try USB Type A Female to USB Type B Male Adapter, i.e. : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002B96KHK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000AA2SMS&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1PY3KFJZBEQZDQRXJN53

Other than an adapter, why can't you plug an AB USB cable directly into you computer? Unless, you are using an interface of some sort? M-AUDIO?

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LCD display on Yamaha YPG625

by Debbie McComb
(Atoka, Oklahoma)

We have several Yamaha 625 keyboards. 4 of them have screen issues - either lines or a blank screen. What could the problem be and how do I get it repaired?

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Aug 15, 2009
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Defective Displays
by: Alfred

Dear Debbie: Worst scenario could be that the Displays have conked out. I am not familiar with the YPG 625, but you should be advised that LCD's tend to deteriorate with exposure to Ultra Violet and Infra Red radiation, as well as excessive heat.

One way for these negatives to affect your keyboards could be from excessive exposure to Sunlight if they were not located in a protective environment.

Two other possibilities are: a) Loose or bad Connector where power enters the Display, or b)
Burnt-out Bulb of the Backlit LCD.

Hope this helps.

Aug 30, 2009
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Same Problem
by: Mark

I am having the same problem. I have vertical lines that impact only the left side of the screen. I can still read the display, but it is annoying. Did anybody find a cure for this yet?

I don't think it is infrared light or the other issues posted above....

Nov 12, 2009
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LCD display on Yamaha YPG625
by: Howie

Too much light is not the issue. I have this problem and my keyboard is uually in the basement.

This reply makes more sense.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1097131-yamaha_ypg625_screen_shows_only_vertical

Nov 12, 2009
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LCD display on Yamaha YPG625
by: Howie

Here is the text of the reply ...

I brought the keyboard into a local service technician. He told me that he had to remove about 50 screws but the solution was simple. He unplugged and reconnected the ribbon connector. It apparently was not making good contact.

Nov 12, 2009
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Defective Displays
by: Alfred

Dear Mark & Howie: See third paragraph of my original response to Debbie. and I quote: "Two other possibilities are: a) Loose or bad Connector where power enters the Display, or b)
Burnt-out Bulb of the Backlit LCD.

You have to realize that long distance diagnosis is not always the correct one, and Mark, in your case, if it is not a loose or bad Connection where power enters the Display, it probably will be a repair/replacedment job for a qualified technician. Keep well, ande keep those comments coming. They make this Forum a good learning place. All the best.

Aug 13, 2012
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Take It Apart Yourself
by: Anonymous

or if you have some knowledge of electronics just reconnect the display cable and save yourself the money.

Dec 19, 2012
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Display needs replacing
by: keyboards

Yammy's are notorious for having bad display problems. The LCD display assembly (part number WU967500) will run you about $170 plus shipping.

If you're getting the vertical lines on the display, the display unit is shot. If you're fairly handy with a screwdriver, you should be able to replace it yourself. Just be ready for the cramps in your wrist; you have to remove close to 100 screws on the bottom of the unit to get the bottom off to access the internals of the synth. Yes Virgina, every screw you see (including the 14 under the square black wooden pieces) needs to come out.

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LCD ribbon cable crimped
by: Anonymous

I had this same problem, which was only solved by replacing the LCD screen (ordered from www.partsimple.com part #Yamaha WU967500).

There's a youtube video out there that really helps with the installation of the new part.

However, I did find, when removing the old part, that the LCD main ribbon cable was folded (crimped) twice by the manufacturer to better align the wire with it's connector on the main circuit board. I was told in my training never to crimp these wires.

When replacing with the new part, I was able to install and connect the wire with no crimp. It just did a nice modius strip kind of curve.


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Half screen displays
by: Karen

My keyboard is 9 years old. No issues until today when only thw left half if the screen lights up. Other side is totally blank. Is this worth doing a repair or should I buy a new piano? Plays fine otherwise.

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Is it possible to use the Yamaha YPG-625 as a midi controller?

I am interested in setting up a home recording studio. I am planning on purchasing a bundle that includes Pro tools,and a few other accesories. I was just wondering if i could use my existing YPG-625 as a controller for the software, or if I would have to buy a seperate one.
The reason I am asking is that the keyboard is lacking the standard MIDI in/out ports,but is equipped with a USB to HOST terminal. Can the this terminal be used to connect the keyboard to the computer somehow,so that i can use it for Protools?

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Apr 20, 2010
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Midi
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I have the ypg635. I believe the setup is pretty much the same. Yes, the USB cable carries midi. You have to install the appropriate midi driver first, on to your computer. Then you should have no problems setting up your DAW software to see it. I currently use Cubase and Sonar, with other software, and all see my YPG. If you need the actual MIDI connections, I believe Yamaha has a cable, UX16 USB MIDI Interface, for about $50. Otherwise, the standard USB cable carries 16 channels, I believe. Hope this helps.
Steve

Jul 21, 2010
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USB Out = MIDI out
by: Caps

The new standard midi interface includes the USB connectivity. USB not only acts a a carrier for MIDI data, but also for file transfers.

Modern day controllers and MIDI device will have both USB/MIDI(Host)and dedicated MIDI plug. You would use one or the other not both at the same time.

Reference: http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail.html?CNTID=5015142#USB

Caps

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How do I save Yamaha YPG 625 prest songs to my computer

by Aaron
(Augusta , Georgia)

I have a ypg625. It came with preset songs. The unit has a backup feature, and I can save that file. What I need to know is can I upload / save the preset songs to my computer in MIDI or any other musical file format?

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Jul 08, 2010
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copying preset-songs
by: Dick Rector

Hi Aaron,

Yes you can, (didn't I answer this on another forum to you?)
The preset songs are in midi-format and if you copy them as they are to whatever you have on your keyboard, floppy, harddrive, memory-card or usb-stick you than can copy them to your computer.
If you want them in another format like wav or mp3 you need to record them trough the line out/aux if available or you can use the headphone out.
If you want a step by step instruction how to do that, send your email address to me and I will send you a letter, it is really simple.
Contact me on: dick.rector.spain@gmail.com

Regards
Dick

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saving preset songs to laptop
by: Aaron

Dick,

When I connect using laptop and look at the yamaha drive and flash memory, the only file I see is a backup file. I can save it but there is no MIDI files to save. What am I doing wrong. I just want to save the preset songs to laptop then work with them.

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YOU HAVE TO CONVERT TO SMF FILES FIRST
by: Anonymous

IN THE YAMAHA YPG 625 KEYBOARD MENU THERE IS A SMF MIDI FILE CONVERTER SO YOU CAN BACK UP YOUR USER SONGS 1-5 YOU RECORDED INTO A SMF FILE THAT ALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS CAN READ, YOU CAN BACK UP YOUR USER SONGS YOU CREATED ON A USB MEMORY STICK OR DIRECTLY TO YOUR COMPUTER USING USB CABLE, YOU CAN PLAY SMF MIDI FILES ON WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER AND OTHER WINDOWS MIDI SEQUENCERS. READ YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO THIS, THE USER MANUAL IS FREE ON YAMAHA'S DOWNLOAD SITE. HOPE THIS HELPS, SORRY ABOUT ALL CAPS'...

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Yamaha YPG 625 display problems

by Jerry
(Andover, mn)

Display at first only showed half a screen and now is completely blank

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Aug 19, 2010
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YPG 625 Display Problem
by: Alfred

Dear Jerry: SOMETIMES - if you are using an adaptor - it fails to deliver sufficient current to the unit, resulting in a Display problem. Check the adaptor's OUTPUT (amperage). If it is below par, a new one may be the answer. Good luck and thanks for your visit.

Aug 28, 2010
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display not working
by: silvecat

I having the same problem could sure use some help

Dec 22, 2010
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Similar Problem
by: Mike H.

I have a similar problem. I bought this on 12/23/2006 brand new. It maybe has been used for at total of 12 hours since I bought it (otherwise it was unplugged). Now that I finally have time to start learning the display only shows the left half (with lines running through it). How do I get this fixed or is it covered under Yamaha's warranty?

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halg display
by: Anonymous

I too am experiencing a half display on my Yamaha YPG 625. It is so frustrating! I am learing Yamaha made a fix in a new display...it has a few modifications so hopefully wil work better. Problem is they did not send out factory warrently parts to fix it., I am not sure what it is going ot cost but I am not happy about it., I am about ready to buy a ROLAND.
Cmount

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MIDI Input Software Yamaha Grand Piano 625

by Jennifer
(Missouri)

I want to use my Yamaha Grand Piano 625 as a MIDI input device, but I can't find the software anywhere to accomplish this. Where can I find the software to make this work?

Thanks,
Jennifer

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May 25, 2010
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software for midi
by: Harry Cats

Try Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase or Protools or just google on midi-sequencer software....

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Keyboard Clatter - Yamaha YPG-625

by Jeff Kloss
(Simi Valley Calif. USA)

My Yamaha YPG-625 is only about six months old and the keyboard seems to be clattering more every day. Is there anything I can do to correct or reduce the problem?

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Oct 03, 2009
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Keyboard Clatter - Yamaha YPG-625
by: Anonymous

I am not sure what clattering you refering too but my keybord is 3 week old and when played it has a "vibration" noise verry subtile but bugging the hell out of me. Not sure if it is comming from the frame or the speakers.

If you are talking about the same thing there is 2 things you can try: 1) Buy a new stand to replace the frame (solid 4 bars) or 2)try putting carpet under to reduce the vibration.


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it a common problem
by: Anonymous

I found several references to this problem. It seems the onboard sound generator cannot handle the the complex sounds of the grand piano. I solved it somewhat by setting the touch sensitivity to hardest.


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Yamaha YPG 625 - screen size

by Paul
(Columbus OH)

YPG 625 can the screen be projected to a computer screen thats larger and easier for me to read?

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Sep 22, 2010
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video out
by: Dick Rector

Hi Paul,

In general (I am not familiar with your model keyboard)if it has video (or RGB) OUT yes, you can connect an external TV or monitor (computer-flatscreen etc)to it. Don't forget to set the external unit to AV or you will not have an image on it.
Many people use this for instance to connect a large screen or even a video-projector for karaoke-sessions.

Regards
Dick

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