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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:46 pm 
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So using a USB Cable isn't dependent on the USB driver being installed just curious what the Driver is needed for?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Have you seen the video in the link below?

http://onlinesportbody.xyz/yamaha-aw1600-usb-47/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:53 pm 
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No, I haven't. I will watch. Thanks Dirk


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:55 pm 
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Yes that is it dirk.

Two midi cable can be attached to Aw. they have round, multi pin plugs. and their purpose is to send receive midi signal for the purpose of master/slave operational control. this is confusingly called Transport control.

You are also able to connect an AW to a computer via USB for data transfer. the one male end of required cable is squarish and is inserted into AW. the other end is also male, but is a flat plug that is inserted into USB port on PC. No mystery >>> this is a standard cable used to link printers etc. You must have one laying around I'd suspect!!

If this whole discussion has been predicated on you not using this proper cable then the confusion is understandable.

Once so connected you should see two partitions in your Computer window. The second one contains the transport folder. It is confusing that this folder has the name transport, because in this instance it really means Transfer Folder. Send stuff to this folder that you wish to name for identification and placement in other application or in archival storage on your PC.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I watched the Video Dirk mentioned. At about 7 minutes into the video he talks about installing the USB Midi Driver, which in his case he already had installed. If I understand what you both are saying, it's not required so, I guess I'm confused.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:25 pm 
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In his case it works so i would follow his steps. The only thing that matters is you get it going. If you can install the driver do it. If not try skipping that step.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:00 am 
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Ok, I'm at my gig but will try it tomorrow without the USB Driver first because the issue I mentioned I've had is the driver won't install on my 8.1 windows computer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:11 am 
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Ok, I connected the USB Cable, square plug end, to AW, other USB end to Computer, it immediately, supposedly, began recognizing the AW by running a slow green bar prompt saying it could take several minutes. However, it took several seconds and promptly disappeared from the screen. Nothing was visible regarding the two Folders, one being the Transport/Transfer Folder. Are there more steps I need to take to make them come up?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:18 am 
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Scratch my previous post, I used some logic and went to Utility Tab and went to USB to further connect. Should have done before posting, now see the two folders.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:21 am 
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Inside Transport Folder, showing only two of approximately 12 Songs. Why is that?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:28 am 
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Now i think you need to export the songs you want.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:50 pm 
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brs wrote:
Inside Transport Folder, showing only two of approximately 12 Songs. Why is that?



Sounds as if you are actually in a Song Folder. Once connected via USB go to to "Computer". On my win 7 machine this is found by in a menu that appears when you click on the windows Icon in lower left. You prob know about this menu, as it is where you access All Programs, Search,Control Panel Etc. It used to be "My Computer" in XP, appearing on the desktop in that OS.

Once there, there are two icons for the AW. Both contain a Song folder. New projects are randomly assigned to one or the other. that is why there are only 2 song. Open the other Song Folder in the other partition and the other 10 will be in there. BUT -- these are not what you are looking for. What you want is in the second of the two AW folders.. It is actually called Transport. Open that --- it should be empty, as it contains only files (tracks) that you PURPOSELY put there. You do that placement through the EDIT menu, specifying the tr #, virtual #, and the start--end times of the desired data. You get a chance to name the files you pit in the Transport.

The same data is contained within the Song Folder, but the wav files within are named with numbers, by the AW. I have mention this before. There is no way of determining which is which whilst within the Song folder.

So, to repeat, open your Song (project) determine what track(s) you want out of the AW, use EDIT menu to Export said tracks to TRansport Folder, connect via USB, open second AW partition, open Transport Folder, Drag and drop onto computer or open the wavs within the transport folder for a listen.

When connect like this your AW is a large peripheral storage device like a camera or USB stick.

You will need to use this procedure, accessing the two partitions, to archive important projects. If you drag a complete Song from the Song Folder, to your computer HD or another storage drive running as a peripheral, then a copy will be place there ( the archive). This can be dropped back in to a Song folder when needed to reconstitute a project previously deleted.

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