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#206721 - 07/29/01 03:26 PM YAMAHA PSR SQ 16 to PC connection

I have an old YAMAHA SQ 16 that I ve been using mainly for playing live, using the sequencer, and for HD recording. Up to now i have only recorded in audio. How can I connect the keyboard to my SOUNDBLASTER LIVE VALUE Soundcard in order to record in MIDI (for example with Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 or PCTools 5.0 free)so that i can change the sounds within the PC via soundfonts, etc.? I guess its using the Gameport but Im not too sure. Do I have to pay attention to special specs on this adapter?
Im really new to all that MIDI stuff so I appreciate a detailed explanation.

#206722 - 07/29/01 09:25 PM Re: YAMAHA PSR SQ 16 to PC connection
Uncle Dave Offline
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Most music stores carry the cable that you need to connect to your pc through the joystick port. There are also USB devices, and plug in cards & boards for every budget. To start with - get the simple cable ($25)
Check your manual for the correct sound set to use for GM - the SQ16 does NOT power up in the GM mode for sequence use. I think it was sound set number 2, if I remember correctly. Double check me on that.
Just remember - "out to in", and "in to out".
(cable connections)
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