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Connecting YC

Here’s a quick start guide for connecting your new YC Stage Keyboard to your computer or iOS device.


Get connected in three easy steps! The YC’s USB TO HOST port connects MIDI and audio from the YC to your computer or iOS device down a single USB cable. The advantage is, audio and MIDI travel to and from your YC 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
  • Record YC digitally to your DAW 
  • Play and monitor computer/iOS audio through the YC’s audio outputs


YC isn't just a great stage keyboard, it's also a great MIDI controller and audio interface. Connecting YC 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.

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:

MAC: https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/yamaha_steinberg_usb_driver_for_mac.html
WIN: https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/yamaha_steinberg_usb_driver_for_win.html

After downloading the file, follow the included installation instructions.


Connect YC’s USB TO HOST port to your computer’s USB port using a “type A to type B” cable.

Connect YC to iOS with the aforementioned USB cable and an Apple Lightning to USB or USB-C to USB  adaptor.


When you're ready to go deeper with YC, check out these resources below:
Have questions or want to share your experiences? Join the conversation on the Forum here.
YC SynthTips: Create Split/Layer Combos
Behind the Synth: Neil Tankersley Chat

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