Get connected in three easy steps! The USB TO HOST port connects MIDI and audio from the MX to your computer or iOS device down a single USB cable. The advantage is a single cable solution for audio and MIDI from MX to your computer or mobile device. This allows a multitude of recording and performance possibilities with a single cable. For example:
Record and playback MIDI to a computer or iOS device
Record MX Series audio digitally to your computer DAW or iOS device
Play and monitor computer/iOS audio through MX ’s audio outputs
DRIVER DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLATION
MX isn’t just a great synthesizer, it's also a great MIDI controller and audio interface. Connecting MX to your computer or iOS device gives you knobs, drawbars, switches for controlling plugins and softsynths as well as a 2x2 audio interface to record audio and MIDI, all in a single USB connection. Best of all you can download a free version of Cubase AI for Mac/PC, allowing you to record MIDI and audio with your MX Series Synthesizer. Go here to get Cubase AI.
The Yamaha-Steinberg USB Driver lets you use audio and MIDI with your computer. Here’s where to get it and how to install: Download links:
After downloading the file, follow the included installation instructions.
MAC OR WINDOWS COMPUTER:
Connect MX ’s USB TO HOST port to your computer’s USB port using a MIDI USB cable. This is often referred to as a MIDI USB Type A to Type B cable.
Software setup for Mac and Windows computers: In the download package above you’ll find a folder called “InstallationGuide” with instructions in multiple languages. This guide describes what it is, how to install/uninstall and tips for troubleshooting. Select the appropriate version and follow the directions as described.
Check out his short video showing MX with Cubase AI:
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.