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May 17, 2019

Screen display problems - Yamaha Motif 7

Can anyone help me fix a problem with the display on my Motif 7? The 'text' has become very faint. I can barely see it.

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May 10, 2019

Yamaha CLP-430R Sound Issue

I have a 2013 Yamaha CLP-430R that my sound is intermittent from the headphone jacks or out put jacks. Also, the external speaker has started doing the

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May 06, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CLP550 keys don't work

I have had this piano (Yamaha Clavinova CLP550) for 10 years, but all of a sudden 3 keys in the middle of the keyboard have stopped working - what do I

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May 02, 2019

Transpose is not working

Helllo! Guys as I am changing my transpose (lowering key) its not working. It shows that it goes down -1 -2... but its not working. Can anybody help me

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May 02, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280 Sustain Pedal Not Working

I have a Clavinova CLP-280. The sustain pedal seems to have a loose wire and works only part of the time. I need to figure out how to get to the wiring

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May 02, 2019

Yamaha DGX 630 Out of tune

Hi! My Yamaha DGX 630 is out of tune and despite performing back up clearing and factory reset, the same issue persists. Can you help me out with this

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Apr 29, 2019

Yamaha CLP-122S - Recording MIDI to Cubase or Logic Pro X

Is anybody successfully recording Midi to Cubase or Logic Pro X from CLP-122S? If so, which midi interface are you using please? I’ve not had any success

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Apr 27, 2019

Yamaha PSR270: How do I connect midi output to a Huawai phone (for piano app)?

Yamaha PSR270: How do I connect midi output to a Huawai phone so a piano app can ‘hear’ the keyboard better? The app keeps telling us it can’t hear the

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Apr 27, 2019

Avant- Grand - Different Sound thru MIDI

The sound output when playing our Avant Grand NX1 without any computer attached, or through the Yamaha Smart Piano app is perfectly fine. However, whenever

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Apr 24, 2019

Yamaha DGX-230 vs. Yamaha DGX-505

Does anyone know the difference between the Yamaha DGX 230 vs. Yamaha DGX 505? I am looking into investing and if anyone can share any information or which

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Apr 21, 2019

Yamaha DGX 500 concerns

I have a Yamaha dgx 500 my keys are not responding when I play them not to mention I don't play my keyboard often but when I just started playing this

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Apr 19, 2019

Using Headphones with Yamaha Clavinova CLP-122S

I want to use headphones but the headphone jacks are larger than typical headphone plugs. I remember years ago we had some sort of adapter that we purchased

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Apr 17, 2019

Yamaha CLP-295 Clavinova - Play Live Through Computer

I have a Yamaha CLP-295 Clavinova. Works well. My wife wants to tie sound output, likely using USB to HOST, to a laptop computer to play sound to a remote

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Apr 09, 2019

Yamaha CVP 303 Notes Out of Tune

My Yamaha CVP 303 Clavinova has notes that are out of tune, usually sharp. The notes vary and are usually in the third and fourth octave. Also some

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Apr 09, 2019

How do I transpose the keyboard?

The manual is not helpful at all. It says to press function and then the arrow keys but I am lost. I'm trying to detune the piano to the key of B so

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Apr 08, 2019

Significant Hum When MIDI Connected on Yamaha CP40

Hello, Yamaha Keyboard Forum; I have a CP40 connected in the most basic configuration for both MIDI and audio input into Protools. In the MIDI track,

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Mar 24, 2019

What piano chord is it when a D note is played with G Flat and B flat together?

What piano chord is it when a D note is played with G Flat and B flat together? Thanks...

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Mar 18, 2019

Yamaha DGX 660 Accompaniment Set up for Bass note?

how can I change the bass note on the yamaha dgx660. For example the music sheet shows the chord of C/E. What is the set up so it sounds like the E is

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Mar 14, 2019

Yamaha YDP-S52 and pedals

Hi all, some months ago I had a problem with the right pedal of my Yamaha YDP-S52. I disassembled the pedal unit and I replaced the right capacitor with

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Mar 14, 2019

Roland FP3 Cables

Does anybody know where i can find to purchase the cables that connects the motherboard to the key-contacts? I think its a flat flex cable not sure what

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Mar 11, 2019

Yamaha S08 sustain pedal issue

I just purchased a used Yamaha s08 but sustain pedal is not working at all. Just wondering if anybody know how to correct this issue or it has to be sent

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Mar 11, 2019

Yamaha Motif XF7 - Creating list of sounds for each song

Hi guys! I have a Yamaha Motif XF7 and I have a question. It's possible to create a list of sounds for each song, for change sound quickly during live?

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Mar 11, 2019

Connecting Yamaha CLP 645 To My Laptop - USB To Host

Hi, I have connected a usb to host connector from my Yamaha CPL 645 to my laptop, but my laptop is not picking up as a new device or connecting to it.

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Mar 11, 2019

How to connect MIDI player to Yamaha PSR S950 to play along

Recently I bought electribe MIDI to play along with Yamaha PSRs950 styles as ACMP chord detect option but I couldn't do my with my idea Something I made

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Mar 02, 2019

Midi - Yamaha PSR S970

Hi. I want to midi a sound module to my PSR S970. I know I connect it via a midi lead but how do I access the sounds of the module? Also how do I allocate

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Feb 27, 2019

Yamaha CVP 55 no sound from keys?

Hi All, I have a Yamaha CVP 55 which turns on and plays the demos and even plays beats, however when I press the keys none of them seem to create any sound?

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Feb 17, 2019

D key really loud on my Yamaha Motif XS 8

The D key is extremely louder than all the others and sounds awful. Can this be fixed? any suggestions are appreciated, Thanks

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Feb 16, 2019

How To Record Audio From Yamaha CLP 685 To A Mac?

Hi. I've got a Yamaha CLP 685, which I'm trying to record to a mac. I've tried a USB stick but when I do that it says it's saving audio to USB but doesn't

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Feb 15, 2019

Yamaha Cvp 303 Clavinova Problem

My Yamaha cvp 303 has many functions I do not use, ie direct access button and others around the display. One day I must have accidentally pressed one

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Feb 14, 2019

Yamaha PSR 1100 keyboard replacement disc?????

Hi can anyone tell me where i could get a replacement cd i lost my original cd and had not used it to load the info onto my computer. now i want to repalce

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Feb 12, 2019

My Yamaha DGX 620 sound low even in Max. Master volume

My Yamaha DGX 620 has been ok for several years. However her voices become weak as whispers even the Master volume is set at Maximum. Need to change some

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Feb 12, 2019

Yamaha PSR 3000 Display problem

My Yamaha PSR 3000 display has been developing a stripe or a partial next page showing on the right side of the screen. It covers up some 10 percent of

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Feb 09, 2019

Transferring Yamaha Clavinova CVP 103 Diskette Music to Computer

How can I transfer my Yamaha Clavinova CVP 103 diskette music to my computer without losing some of the instrument sounds? Is there a particular type of

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Feb 02, 2019

Need original Yamaha Accessory CD-ROM for DGX-530

I bought a used Yamaha DGX-530 YPG-535 and it's missing the OEM Yamaha Accessory CD-ROM. I've searched the Internets, and Yamaha's website to no avail.

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Feb 02, 2019

Dead keys/ push hard to play. Yamaha - Psr-520

Started to play again and noticed some of the keys were not making noise until you pressed down on them hard. I opened it up and got the dust out and it’s

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Jan 31, 2019

Computer sequence into the Yamaha P-250

Any sequence I send into the Yamaha P-250 only plays the piano patch (sound), it doesn't change if a different sound is selected. I must be missing something

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Jan 24, 2019

Yamaha CVP303 notes out of tune

I have a cvp303 and am having problems with intonation. Notes or keys go sharp or flat relative to other notes. Occasionally I've heard a note waver

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Jan 24, 2019

Yamaha PSR1100 - How to Record to Floppy Disk

I have a PSR1100, it has a floppy disc drive, I am able to record my playing (just a simple song) onto a disc aren't i? but me and a friend simply

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Jan 24, 2019

Turn off F8 and FE messages on YAMAHA P80

Hello, I was hoping someone here could tell me how to turn off the timing clock(f8) and active sensing(fe) messages being sent from my piano (YAMAHA

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Jan 23, 2019

Yamaha PSR S910 USB format files

Hello, I have a Yamaha PSR S910 and with USB connectivity. But it cannot read MP3 files stored on USB storage device ? I have nothing on LCD screen ?

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