Getting my Yamaha PSR282 keyboard to interface with my MIDI software

Question

I have been having problems getting my Yamaha PSR282 keyboard to interface with my MIDI software. I realise this is quite an old keyboard, but it has standard sockets for MIDI cables (IN & OUT, but no THRU). In hardware resources, my computer says that 2 USB Host controllers are sharing IRQ10 with the MIDI input device. Could this be the cause of the lack of interaction? If so, how do I get round it? There doesn't seem to be any way to disable the USB ports, and my (active) speakers use 1 USB port anyway.

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This question was answered on May 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Some sequences that you type on the keyboard may not be able to be duplicated in barcode characters The two examples of this are Control (Ctrl) and Alt sequences The problem here stems from the method used to send information from the keyboard to the computer When you press a key on your keyboard, the keyboard sends a "key down" code for that key to the computer When you release the key, it sends a "key up" code So, for every key you press and release, two sets of key codes are sent to the computer If we want to send an ALT sequence, like ALT-F for instance, the wedge would have to send an "ALT key down", "F key down, "F key up" and "ALT key up" sequence of key codes If there is no way of sending just an "ALT key down" or "ALT key up" sequence, ALT sequences may not be able to be incorporated into barcodes The same is true for Control key sequences

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Posted by Ludens of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 4, 2004