Transfer a song from Yamaha Clavinova to my MacBook Pro

by Michael Kranes

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-220 and want to transfer a song that I recorded to my computer. I have a MacBook Pro. I have purchased the Yamaha MIDI cables. I installed the software that came with the piano. Still, it's not obvious to me how I go about doing this task. Help, please?

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Mar 24, 2018
Save to audio from playback
by: Tim

What I don't understand is why is there a need for an external software like Audacity. The Clavinova (mine is CLP-635) allows you to record your playing directly onto a USB stick as an audio file. Why can't it do the same when playing back a previously saved usersong MIDI file?

Jul 11, 2015
Transfer a song from Yamaha Clavinova to my Windows laptop
by: Anonymous

Hello, I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP- 120 and I want to transfer recorded songs from the piano to my Windows laptop. I have a usb-midi cable and a usb-to host cable too. What program or software should I use in my laptop to transfer the midi data? And which cable is the best to do that?

Thank you.

Nov 21, 2010
by: Dick Rector

Hi Michael,

It is more simple than you think!
The songs recorded on a keyboard are in MIDI-format.
But MIDI is NOT music, it is a sort of computer language and NOT audible as such.
If you want to transfer MIDI-songs from the keyboard to the PC and make it audible and save it for example as WAV or MP3 to make a CD, you need only a simple cable and the free programs AUDACITY and LAME.
If that is the case send me your email-address and I will send you a step by step letter how to do that. It is simple and it is fun. But this letter is too large to put on the forum as it contains also a few example pictures.


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