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Connect a USB or MIDI cable to your keyboard. Your Yamaha keyboard may have different USB ports depending on the model. There are four types of audio-out ports you are likely to find on your keyboard. USB audio and MIDI: A USB audio and MIDI port is capable of sending both audio and MIDI data. You can connect to these ports using a USB A-to-B cableUSB MIDI Only: A USB MIDI only port can send MIDI data to your keyboard
but not audio data. You can connect to these ports using a USB A-to-B cable.MIDI Port: Some older keyboard do not have a USB port. Instead
they have a MIDI out port. MIDI ports are circular shaped with 5 pins. To connect these cables to your computer
you will need an audio interface with a MIDI in port.Line-out/Auxilary:. Some keyboards have a line-out or auxiliary port that you can connect to using a 1/4" audio cable. You can also use the headphone port on your keyboard as a line-out port.Connect the other end of the cable to your computer or audio interface. If you dont have a USB input on your computer
you can buy an adapter online.USB: If you have a USB A-to-B cable connected directly to your keyboard
you can connect the other end of the cable directly to a free port on your computer.MIDI: If you are using a MIDI cable
connect the other end of the cable to the round MIDI In port on your audio interface. Then
connect the audio interface to your computer using a USB A-to-B cable.Line out/Auxilary: If you are using 1/4" audio cable to connect to your computer
you will need to connect the other end of the cable to the Line In port on an audio interface. You can then connect the audio interface to your computer using a USB A-to-B cable.If you are using a 1/4" audio cable to connect to your computer and you do not have an audio interface
you can connect directly to the microphone port on your computer using a 3.5mm adapter.Turn the keyboard on. Once your keyboard is connected to your computer
power it on.Some keyboards may require you to put them in PC or MIDI mode to record MIDI data.Download the MIDI drivers for your keyboard. If you want to record your keyboard using MIDI data
you should download the latest MIDI drivers. Use the following steps to download the latest drivers for your Yamaha keyboard.Windows:Go to https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/umd_win64_kbd.htmlScroll down and click the checkbox to agree to the license agreement.Click the purple button to download the zip file.Click the zip file in your Downloads folder or in your web browser to extract the files.Open the "um3141x64" folder in the extracted folder.Double click the Setup file and follow the onscreen instructions.MacGo to https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/usb_midi_driver_for_mac.htmlScroll down and click the checkbox to agree to the license agreement.Click the purple button to download the zip file.Click the zip file in your Downloads folder or in your web browser to extract the files.Open the um132-2mx in the extracted folder.Double-click the Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.2.pkg file and follow the on-screen instructions.Select your keyboard or audio interface in your sound settings. Use the following instructions to select your keyboard or audio interface in Windows and Mac.Windows:Click the Windows Start menu.Click the Gear icon/Settings menu.Click System in Window Settings.Click Sound in sidebar to the left.Select your keyboard or audio interface in the "Input" drop-down menu.Mac:Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner.Click System Preferences in the drop-down menu.Click the Sound icon in the System Preferences menu.Click the Input tab at the top.Click your keyboard or audio interface.Open your digital audio workstation. In order to record with a Yamaha keyboard
you need digital audio workstation (DAW) software. Many digital interfaces come with their own DAW. If you do not have a DAW
Reaper offers an unlimited free trial. Audacity is another free recording program.Add a new audio or MIDI track. The way this is done is different from one DAW to another. Typically
you click Track in the menu bar at the top
and then click New Audio Track or New MIDI Track or something similar.Audio recording records the exact sound that comes out of your keyboard as a wave file.MIDI records the play data (the keys your press
and the volume) but uses your computer or DAW to apply the sound or tone. Arm the track and record your keyboard. After you add a new audio or MIDI track
arm the track and click the record button to start recording.