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How to save a song to a computer for playback from MOXF6

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I have a song written on my MOXF6 that I want to be able to play back on my computer. I have a Windows-based system. I am not a professional musician and don't have the money to pay for something like Cubase, and I feel like there has to be a feature that will let me save the song, as recorded on the keyboard, to my computer in a file format such as MP3. I do have the Steinberg driver installed on my computer, but am unsure how to use it and if it will work for what I want to do. I don't need to further edit the song on my computer, I just want to be able to listen to it.

 
Posted : 19/02/2016 4:19 am
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First, if you are the original owner of the MOXF6 you were entitled to a free download of Cubase AI
(nothing to buy).
There is no such thing as a Steinberg driver, for the MOXF, perhaps you mean the "Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver"... with computers and because Yamaha makes so many products, the exact name and version numbers of drivers and programs are important. There are different version by computer type and operating system.

Steinberg Cubase AI was provided with the MOXF to allow you to do exactly what you are requesting... You actually can make either a .wav or if you sign up, an mp3 license is provided. The difference is .wav is full CD quality, while mp3 is compressed format that makes a much smaller file.

Our questions for you: Do you have your Cubase ACCESS CODE that came with your MOXF6?
If not, what other recording devices do you own?
Do you have an iPad or iPhone?
Do you have any recording software on your computer?
What version of Windows are you running?

Let us know.

 
Posted : 19/02/2016 1:33 pm
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I bought the keyboard used, so I don't have the access code, unfortunately. I do not own any recording devices, nor do I have an iPhone or an iPad. I have Audacity on my computer, but that's it. I am running Microsoft Windows 10 Home.

 
Posted : 21/02/2016 6:19 pm
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As far as I know, you may need to have external audio interface in order to connect the MOXF to your chosen DAW. Here's why I say that, the MOXF's driver is based on the ASIO protocol. I don't believe Audacity supports ASIO drivers _ if you can contact them that is the question you want to ask.

The Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver allows the MOXF to address the computer on 5 Ports for MIDI and as many as 4 channels of audio. This is a special ASIO driver. If your DAW does not support ASIO drivers, you can get an external audio interface (connect the analog outs of the MOXF to it) or find a DAW that supports ASIO protocol. It is a fairly standard professional audio streaming protocol.

FYI: ASIO is Audio Streaming Input/Output an audio protocol standard invented by Steinberg especially for low latency situations. When researching DAW software one of the things you want to look for is ASIO capability.

Contact your regional Yamaha distributor, and tell them you got your MOXF used, perhaps they will send you an Access Code... The purpose of providing Cubase AI is to introduce the MOXF user to the world of computer Integration, hoping you will like the sound engine and workflow so much you upgrade and become a full-time Cubase user. They give you an enticing upgrade discount to the full Cubase Pro... If they have promotional codes available you may be able to convince them to hook you up with a trail version... Your mileage may vary depending on where in the world you live.

 
Posted : 21/02/2016 9:16 pm
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I checked Audacity in my computer and it "sees" the Yamaha Steinberg USB ASIO Driver as a "Line (Yamaha MOXF6/MOXF8)" device for recording and playback. So, set your MOXF in 1StereoRec mode in Utility> USB I/O and then you will be able to record audio in Audacity. After that, you have to normalize to recorded audio because it will be a bit low in level, do whatever audio processing you want (eg compression, EQ etc) and then you can save it as a wav file or export it as mp3 (for the mp3 option, I think you have to install third party plug-in beforehand, it's called LAME MP3 library).

 
Posted : 22/02/2016 3:43 pm
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