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Without using a computer, how can I connect a midi device to my Yamaha digital piano which has midi in and out ports?

closed as unclear what you're asking by topo morto, Todd Wilcox, Richard, MattPutnam, jdjazz Jan 7 '18 at 3:19

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    You need to provide more information. Which Yamaha model exactly? Does it have actual 5-pin DIN MIDI ports or just a USB port? What "device" are you trying to hook up? What ports does it have? And what exactly is your goal here? (send midi to external module for sound generation? receive MIDI for internal sound generation? record MIDI externally? etc…) – user37496 Oct 5 '17 at 20:45
  • As per @user37496's comment, voted to close - unclear what the problem actually is. – topo morto Jan 5 '18 at 22:04
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If you have the old 5-pin MIDI ports on the piano, you can connect directly to a sound module (basically a synth without a keyboard) that also has these ports.

But if you only have a 'MIDI over USB' port, a host device will be needed. This generally means a computer.

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