Recording Your Keyboard Performance as MIDI Data to a Computer

By using Music Production software on the computer, you can record your keyboard performance as MIDI data. For detailed instructions, refer to the manual of the application. This section covers the basic settings you need to make on the instrument for recording. Keep in mind that some of the following functions may not be available on the instrument.

Local Control settings

When recording your keyboard performance to the connected computer, the MIDI data you play is transmitted to the computer and returned back to the instrument. This causes a “double” sound, since the tone generator of the instrument receives the keyboard performance data directly from the keyboard as well as the computer. To avoid this situation, set Local Control to “Off,” in order to separate the tone generator of the instrument from the keyboard.


    When you use a software synthesizer as a tone generator, be sure to make settings on the computer application so that the MIDI data received from the instrument will not be returned back to the instrument, in addition to setting Local Control to “Off.”

External Clock

When playing back Style/Arpeggio data, you should set which clock is used, that of the instrument or the computer. If you use the clock of the computer, make settings on the instrument so that Style/Arpeggio playback follows the external clock.

MIDI Transmit settings

Make settings so that Style/Arpeggio playback as well as the keyboard performance will be transmitted to the computer. Note that some instruments cannot transmit playback data.

Transmitting the Panel Settings (Initial Send)

By executing this before recording, you can record the panel settings to the beginning of the Song data. This ensures that the proper and expected sounds will be produced when the recorded Song plays back.