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Sep 19, 2019

Damper pedal stays "on" until keyboard is switched off and restarted

I have just purchased a used Clavinova CVP-205. It works perfectly with this exception: When I use the damper pedal, it stays on until I switch the keyboard

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Sep 16, 2019

How to Transfer song from Yamaha Clavinova CLP295-GP to USB Stick

I am trying to transfer a song from the memory of my Yamaha Clavinova CLP295-GP to a USB stick. I have read the book but don’t seem to be able to do the

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Sep 16, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CLP 990 model updates

My name is carlos guerra from Miami, and I own a Clavinova CLP 990 since 2002. I would like to update my Clavinova to work with the current technology.

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Sep 10, 2019

Yamaha PSR 1000 - Alternative compatible board

I have a faulty mainboard of PSR 1000. Is there any other mainboard I can use as a substitute.

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Sep 10, 2019

Fix the blank screen on Yamaha CVP 401

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-401. When I switch it on, it is a blank screen. I can still play the clavinova. What do I need to do to fix the blank screen?

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Sep 07, 2019

Yamaha DGX200 Default Split Voice

Hello! I was wondering if there was a way to change the default split voice when I first turn on my dgx 200? Thanks! Freddie

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Sep 07, 2019

Yamaha CLP-155 Noisy Key Action

I have a Yamaha CLP-155 and I love the sound and feel BUT it has recently developed a very noisy key action when the keys are released - a loud thump or

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Sep 07, 2019

Yamaha P80 digital piano E4 not sounding

I have taken the key off and pushed down the internal mechanism and still no sound. I assume this is a problem with the circuit board. Please advise

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Sep 03, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova USB Emulator

Hi, I see there is various USB emulators to convert from floppy disks on several models of the Clavinova. Is there one that would be recommended specifically

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Sep 03, 2019

Yamaha Motif - Tracks Erase or Mesh Together

I’m having problems when I am recording a song in the pattern mode. Sometimes the tracks will mysteriously erase or blend into one track and not show up

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Aug 31, 2019

Headphones in PSR-290 Yamaha Keyboard?

I'm trying to find a way to plug headphones into my keyboard and I saw that you can get some sort of piece that you put into the 'phone input', but exactly

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Aug 31, 2019

Hundreds of songs and patterns created on Yamaha Motif XS8 -now need to upgrade but afraid all my work won’t transfer- What should I buy?

Hey there- It’s time to upgrade but I believe (nott sure) that Yamaha stopped making keyboard workstations after the XF8s. Is this true? How do I not

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Aug 31, 2019

Yamaha Pf70 Voice doesn’t work

My Yamaha Pf70 switch does no ”find” voice. It is three way switch Voice-F1-F2. F2 ok F1 ok but when I switch to Voice it will stay on F1 in display and

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Aug 25, 2019

Yamaha P60 squeaky key problem

My Yamaha P60 has one squeaky key, and it happens to be middle C! Is there an easy fix for this, or will it have to be repaired by a professional?

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Aug 25, 2019

Yamaha YPG 235 - Stereo piano outputs?

Yamaha YPG 235 question. The output jack seems to be in stereo when listening to the demo songs, but mono when playing piano. Are there stereo pianos

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Aug 25, 2019

Sustain key issue

When I play and use the sustain key as I would on a piano, it shuts the sustain off. In other words the sustain is on all the time until I press the sustain

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Aug 25, 2019

Yamaha DGX 660 Intro Count

How do I include a intro count before the tune starts in the learning mode on my dgx 660 ? I read the manual and it says nothing about the metronome counting

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Aug 25, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova cvp-503 hangs with message

When I turn on the Yamaha cvp 503, it remains hanged with the message, Initalizing Regist Backup

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Aug 25, 2019

Yamaha CLP 123 / how to open up

I want to address sluggish keys but can't figure out how to open the top... Any help? No screws in back...

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Aug 04, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CVP-501 Screen Issue

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-501 and my screen only works for a split second then it goes back to a blank screen. What do I need to do to fix this?

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Jul 28, 2019

Intro/Ending Function Yamaha DGX 650

Hi, when using the intro button, how to continue from, there? when I press the button the intro finishes and one can't continue from there. I am sure there

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Jul 25, 2019

Using MIDI Matlab with the Yamaha P120

Hello. This is my first submission to this forum. I have been attempting to remotely strike the P120 keys using MIDI commands so that I could collect

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Jul 22, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova CVP-55 Ground noise over OPTIONA IN RCA's

Hello, I can't put any RCA on OPTIONAL IN because this input has a lot of ground noise. I have an MU-90 tone generator designed for this input and can't

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Jul 21, 2019

Yamaha CVP-92 Plays But Does Not Record

I have a CVP-92, until recently it recorded music to floppy disks quite well. It no longer records. It play the previously recorded files just fine,

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Jul 18, 2019

Yamaha YPG 525 Volume Question

I have noticed when checking main volume on different voices that each voice has its own volume setting. Piano is at 114 for instance while the organ I

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Jul 18, 2019

Yamaha Ypt 240 keyboard - Musicsoft connection failed

Hi, I have yamaha ypt 240, and I tried to record sounds and send files on my computer by Musicsoft aplication, I have installed the MIDI drivers and when

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Jul 18, 2019

Yamaha PSR S500, control panel is not responding and the response of keys are so late

Hi all, I reset my Yamaha PSR S500. Post reset, my control panel is not responding and the response of keys are so late. Any solution? Regards Shiva002

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Jul 18, 2019

Apps for Yamaha P115

It appears that the Yamaha P115 electric piano has disappeared off of the face of the earth.. I was told that there are apps available for this piano but

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Jul 18, 2019

Yamaha Clavinova or P200? Which is Better?

I have the chance to buy either a clavinova or a p200. Both are $150. Which is the better buy?

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Jul 09, 2019

Yamaha Motif rack XS and Motif Xf6

Can we use The motif xf6 buttons to use the motif rack xs tones ?? For example - If my motif rackxs has a Strings tone in User 1 then, Piano - User

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Jul 09, 2019

Headphones not working on Yamaha CLP295GP

My headphones no longer work with my CLP295GP. I have tried both headphone sockets and three different sets of headphones so I know it is not a problem

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Jul 09, 2019

Yamaha P150 Speaker Switch

I was gifted a yamaha p150 but the speaker switch in the back was at some time mashed in and 2 of the wires are off. I want to bypass this switch to us

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Jul 09, 2019

Yamaha Digital Piano P45 - C and F# don't play

Hello, all the C and F# keys above the middle C on my Yamaha P45 digital piano stopped working this morning. C and F# pairs on the 5th, 6th and 7th octaves

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Jun 26, 2019

Yamaha PSR midi files in song formats

After creating a song on psrs910 and transferred to USB when I play it on my computer the sounds are not the same do I have to have special drivers or

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Jun 26, 2019

How to switch on accompaniment while recording music on Yamaha i455?

I tried to play music and record it in songs. as user2. But unable to switch ON accompaniment. Can someone help me to resolve this issue?

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Jun 25, 2019

Yamaha motif xf8 voicebank problem ?

When i choose a sound like bass, piano, etc..., it automaticaly turn to brass. Please help me to fix it and tell me why this error happen ?

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Jun 25, 2019

Yamaha CVP-701 Recording Multiple Vocals???

I know I can record ONE main vocal to my Multi-MIDI Track Song, and save it as a .WAV or .MP3 file...However, is there a way to record more vocals on top

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Jun 10, 2019

Can I use the Yamaha DGX-305 as a midi controller on Cubase 10 pro?

I would like to use it as a midi controller, can't find it on my midi studio setup. I went to the Yamaha website to see if I could download the software

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Jun 05, 2019

Turn off auto acomp for OTS - Yamaha PSR S770

I have a Yamaha PSR s770. I'm trying to figure out the best way to set it up for shows. I don't use styles so my query is for saving the sounds. Up till

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Jun 05, 2019

Yamaha P140 output level

Dear, i have a question related to the AUX OUT on the rca socket: do you know what is the level of this signal ? maybe is it 0,75V ? tks, alessio

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