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May 2023 Blog Posts

Connecting Yamaha Digital Pianos to a USB-C iPad (or other devices)

Connecting an USB-C iPad to a Yamaha digital piano is simple… As long as you ignore everything Yamaha tell you in it's Smart Device Connection Manual. :) TL;DR: Forget/ditch the Apple Multiport Adaptors and use a USB-C Hub. There are three key elements that are needed for a "all in one" solution:     • Data (MIDI to/from the instrument)     • Audio (iPad audio is played back thru the speakers of the instrument)     • Power (to charge the iPad).        Strictly speaking power is...