Yamaha P200 Question

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by AJ, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a GENERAL
    midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't determine if
    it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha website (like most
    big company websites) is not helpful.

    Thanks,

    AJ
  2. On 3 Jul 2003 20:33:48 -0700, ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote:

    >Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a GENERAL
    >midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't determine if
    >it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha website (like most
    >big company websites) is not helpful.


    No, it is an electric piano, it has a limited set of sounds intended
    primarily for live performance, not sequencing.
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  3. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    No just piano sounds--if you want a good GM/XG workstation try Yamaha's top
    of the line Korg stuff--the Karma is awsome--if my whole system was not
    geared to Roland, the Karma is what I would buy.
    If you are a pianist, you may find the touch keys on a midi workstation take
    some getting used to over the weighted keys of a piano.
    JB
    "AJ" <ajason@alexanderjason.com> wrote in message
    news:e3e8a02e.0307031933.41643231@posting.google.com...
    > Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a GENERAL
    > midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't determine if
    > it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha website (like most
    > big company websites) is not helpful.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > AJ
  4. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Thanks, Jeff.

    All I want to be able to do is to record the P200 via MIDI into a
    laptop and then play it back thru the P200. Will I be able to do that?

    AJ


    Jeffery S. Jones <jeffsj@execpc.com> wrote in message news:<no2agv08lu8auroiat95vgphbdt882n0qv@4ax.com>...
    > On 3 Jul 2003 20:33:48 -0700, ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote:
    >
    > >Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a GENERAL
    > >midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't determine if
    > >it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha website (like most
    > >big company websites) is not helpful.

    >
    > No, it is an electric piano, it has a limited set of sounds intended
    > primarily for live performance, not sequencing.
  5. Oogle B

    Oogle B Guest

    If you can record in a laptop, I assume you have a midi interface (as most
    laptop don't come with a midi port). And if you have a midi port, then
    definitely you can play back to your P200.

    I have a Nanosynth and a Roland Synth but for some piano pieces, I still
    want to playbak thru my Yamaha AWM equipped piano.

    ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote in
    news:e3e8a02e.0307040934.42f64bf2@posting.google.com:

    > Thanks, Jeff.
    >
    > All I want to be able to do is to record the P200 via MIDI into a
    > laptop and then play it back thru the P200. Will I be able to do that?
    >
    > AJ
    >
    >
    > Jeffery S. Jones <jeffsj@execpc.com> wrote in message
    > news:<no2agv08lu8auroiat95vgphbdt882n0qv@4ax.com>...
    >> On 3 Jul 2003 20:33:48 -0700, ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote:
    >>
    >> >Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a
    >> >GENERAL midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't
    >> >determine if it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha
    >> >website (like most big company websites) is not helpful.

    >>
    >> No, it is an electric piano, it has a limited set of sounds
    >> intended
    >> primarily for live performance, not sequencing.

    >
  6. On 5 Jul 2003 02:29:52 GMT, Oogle B <thisisnotmyemail@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >If you can record in a laptop, I assume you have a midi interface (as most
    >laptop don't come with a midi port). And if you have a midi port, then
    >definitely you can play back to your P200.


    Yes, you can record it, and it also makes a fine controller for
    another synth. Its own sounds, though, are limited to a performance
    piano set, so you can't use it to play a GM sequence properly. But on
    its own channel it will do just fine for its sounds.

    >I have a Nanosynth and a Roland Synth but for some piano pieces, I still
    >want to playbak thru my Yamaha AWM equipped piano.
    >
    >ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote in
    >news:e3e8a02e.0307040934.42f64bf2@posting.google.com:
    >
    >> Thanks, Jeff.
    >>
    >> All I want to be able to do is to record the P200 via MIDI into a
    >> laptop and then play it back thru the P200. Will I be able to do that?
    >>
    >> AJ
    >>
    >>
    >> Jeffery S. Jones <jeffsj@execpc.com> wrote in message
    >> news:<no2agv08lu8auroiat95vgphbdt882n0qv@4ax.com>...
    >>> On 3 Jul 2003 20:33:48 -0700, ajason@alexanderjason.com (AJ) wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >Does anyone know if the Yamaha P200 digital "stage piano" is a
    >>> >GENERAL midi device? I know it has midi connections but I can't
    >>> >determine if it is an actual GENERAL midi keyboard -- the Yamaha
    >>> >website (like most big company websites) is not helpful.
    >>>
    >>> No, it is an electric piano, it has a limited set of sounds
    >>> intended
    >>> primarily for live performance, not sequencing.

    >>


    --
    *-__Jeffery Jones__________| *Starfire* |____________________-*
    ** Muskego WI Access Channel 14/25 <http://www.execpc.com/~jeffsj/mach7/>
    *Starfire Design Studio* <http://www.starfiredesign.com/>

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