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#2339594 - Today at 07:21 PM Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia!
Jtreimer Offline
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Registered: 09/18/14
Posts: 2
Ok, I have recently purchased the app known as Synthesia for my iPad Air. I own a DGX-650 and for some reason I just can't get it to connect.

Here is what I have:

-DGX-650
-iPad Air
-Synthesia
-Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
-USB Type A to Type B wire (Same wire found connected to printers that use USB)

Now I have read the Owner's Manual for the DGX-650 and I have also been on Synthesia's Website. (http://www.synthesiagame.com) I even noticed that Synthesia had a DGX-650 on their recommended list, but I still can not figure this one out. I can't even use Garage band with my Piano.

This is what I have done:

- Read Manual (it tells me how to plug it in, but I don't see anything about a setting even if there is one.)
- Visited Synthesia's Website and went through a small tutorial.
- Check Youtube and the Internet and astonishingly there is nothing to with Synthesia and a iPad. smirk
- Tried different USB Type A to Type B Cables

Nothing will show up in Synthesia > Settings > Music Devices > Music Input

The Cables work Just fine, I've tested them.

Please Help, it'll be very appreciated.



Edited by Jtreimer (Today at 07:43 PM)
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#2339615 - 56 minutes 52 seconds ago Re: Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia! [Re: Jtreimer]
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Registered: 10/27/13
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Yamaha has a special manual on their download page for the DGX-650 but it doesn't say much other than to plug it in. And really that's all you should need to do - most MIDI-aware apps are just listening. The first thing I would check is, is the camera connection adapter really working? Like, check it to actually load a couple photos from a camera and see if that works.

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#2339616 - 56 minutes 9 seconds ago Re: Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia! [Re: Jtreimer]
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I meant to say, Yamaha has a special manual just for iPad/iPhone connections.

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#2339622 - 41 minutes 29 seconds ago Re: Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia! [Re: David Farley]
Jtreimer Offline
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Registered: 09/18/14
Posts: 2
Ok, thanks I'll go check it out and see if it works.
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#2339629 - 21 minutes 25 seconds ago Re: Help with my DGX-650 and Synthesia! [Re: David Farley]
newbert Online   content
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Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 292
Loc: Upstate New York, USA
Originally Posted By: David Farley
Yamaha has a special manual on their download page for the DGX-650 but it doesn't say much other than to plug it in. And really that's all you should need to do - most MIDI-aware apps are just listening. The first thing I would check is, is the camera connection adapter really working? Like, check it to actually load a couple photos from a camera and see if that works.


I agree with this advice. FWIW - while I don't use Synthesia, I DO use my DGX-640 (NOT DGX-650, but should be similar) with my iPad. (The app in my case is Home Concert Xtreme.)

Otherwise same connections as you - HCX worked "straight out of the box". No fiddling with settings required. So, it sounds like a hardware issue to me.
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