Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

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Galwayguy
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Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by Galwayguy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:26 pm

Anyone have a link for a midi driver for the Yamaha NP30 piano ? Windows 10 64 bit

sw1tch73ch
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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by sw1tch73ch » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:52 pm

The NP30 seems to have become a ghost. This is all I could find:

https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/ ... ianos&k=NP
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Galwayguy
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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by Galwayguy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:41 pm

Thanks. Yes I found that but it doesn't seem to work.

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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by sw1tch73ch » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:06 pm

I was afraid that would be the case. That's the only one I could find. They may not have made a driver for Windows 10 for the NP30. I was lucky that Windows 10 driver worked for my YPG-635 (I think it was that one). I suppose you could try one of the "Steinberg" USB drivers, though they would probably be even further from the NP30 - that driver is for the instruments that also do Audio over USB.

I haven't given up yet, though.
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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by sw1tch73ch » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:23 pm

The NP-30 is one of the keyboards without USB? That means you'll need a good USB to MIDI adapter (I use a Roland UM-ONE mk2- https://www.roland.com/us/products/UM-ONE_mk2/ - on my older keyboards).

How were you connecting to the NP-30?
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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by Galwayguy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:03 am

Midi to USB lead with good reviews. Everything I have read says that you need a Midi driver. Could anyone give me the midi settings for the NP30 to work with Playground ?

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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by sw1tch73ch » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:01 am

You actually need a midi driver for the USB to MIDI adapter cable. The NP-30 will be hidden from the computer behind the adapter.
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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by Galwayguy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:18 pm

Finally working :) I was advising a friend remotely & it turned out that the midi leads were the wrong way round. The lead actually included a generic windows driver. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Midi driver for Yamaha NP30

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:40 pm

I should have thought of that. I've advised people to try swapping the plugs in the past. But it didn't occur to me this time - and for that I'm sorry you had to find it on your own. BUT... I'm very happy you did get it resolved, and I have to say, "Well done!!"
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