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Piano Diary

Piano Diary FAQ

■Questions about supported devices
Q1. What instruments can this app be used with?

■Questions about connecting iPhone and instruments
Q2. How can I connect my iPhone and instrument?

■Questions about login
Q3. What will I be able to do if I log in?
Q4. If I use the guest account, what will happen to that recorded data and play information when I log in with my personal account?

■Questions about recording
Q5.  I can't record MIDI data.

■Questions about uploading to YouTube
Q6. I can't upload to YouTube.

■Questions about playback
Q7. There's no sound from my instrument.
Q8. There's no sound from my iPhone.
Q9. Can the recorded data also be played back from a different instrument than used when recording?

■Questions about other functions
Q10. Last-used Device in the Profile screen is not shown.
Q11. My actual practice time does not match the performance time recorded by the app.
Q12. Can the recorded data be exported outside the application?

■Questions about Bluetooth MIDI connection
Q13. Which devices can I connect to? How do I connect?

Questions about supported devices

Q1.What instruments can this app be used with?

A1. It can be used together with a suitable cable with any pianos that support MIDI and USB; such as Yamaha's Silent Pianos and Disklaviers. However, since this app is designed specifically for pianos, it does not support advanced parameters of more complex MIDI instruments.

Questions about connecting iPhone and instruments

Q2.How can I connect my iPhone and instrument?

A2.There is a way to connect an iPhone and instrument using a cable such as i-MX1 or i-UX1. If a USB wireless LAN adaptor is included with your instrument, you can connect using a wireless LAN connection. For more information, please see the iPhone/iPad Connection Manual here.

If a USB wireless LAN adaptor is included with your instrument, connect the instrument and iPhone on the same network as illustrated in the above manual. Then open the "Setting" Tab in the Piano Diary App, tap "Network MIDI" in the WIRELESS MIDI PORT section and then select the relevant instrument.

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Questions about login

Q3.What will I be able to do if I log in?

A3.You will be able to do the followings.
・You will be able to upload your data to YouTube.
・Your data will be stored in Yamaha Cloud Server, thus you can take a backup of your data.
・You will be included in the ranking list.

Q4.If I use the guest account, what will happen to that recorded data and play information when I log in with my personal account?

A4.All of your recorded data and play information will be transferred to your account.


Questions about recording

Q5. I can't record MIDI data.

A5.pianodiary_MIDIconnection-en.jpg Is the cable connected correctly? Make sure that the cable's iPhone IN is connected to your instrument's OUT, and that the cable's iPhone OUT is connected to your instrument's IN, as shown in the illustration to the right.

If the record screen says "No MIDI accessory connected" even though the cable is connected to your iPhone, it may be that there is a faulty connection between the cable and your iPhone. Try disconnecting the cable and then reconnecting it to your iPhone.


Questions about uploading to YouTube

Q6.I can't upload to YouTube.

A6. Are you logged in? You can only upload to YouTube if you are logged in to Piano Diary using your Twitter or Facebook account.

Is your iPhone connected to the Internet? You can't upload to YouTube while you're offline.

Piano Diary will ask you to log in to your Google account before uploading to YouTube.

If you already have a Google account:
1. In the upper right of the Play screen, tap "Upload Video".
2. You'll be asked to log in to your Google account, so enter your account ID and password. (This is only necessary the first time.)
3. Accept the YouTube terms of use (the first time only).
4. The YouTube upload screen will appear; enter a description and tap "+" to select an image from the Photo Library or start the Camera to take a photo, and then tap Upload.

This completes the upload. After a while, the "View on YouTube" text in the lower right of the Play screen will change from gray to white. When you tap View on YouTube, the YouTube playback screen will appear, allowing you to play back.

If you don't have a Google account:
Create a Google account, and then proceed with steps 1-4 above.
You can create a Google account here.


Questions about playback

Q7.There's no sound from my instrument.

A7. When you wish to play back from your instrument, select "MIDI Inst." in the Play screen. Also make sure iPhone and your instrument is connected correctly. Please check A5.

Q8.There's no sound from my iPhone.

A8.When you wish to play back from your iPhone, disconnect cable, or with cable connected, select "Built-in Synth" in the Play screen. Also make sure that the volume setting of your iPhone is set loud enough for you to hear.

Q9.Can the recorded data also be played back from a different instrument than used when recording?

A9.Any instrument that supports MIDI IN can play back the data. However when the data is played back on a different instrument, please be aware that it might not play back in the same way as when recorded


Questions about other functions

Q10.Last-used Device in the Profile screen is not shown.

A10.Please be aware that depending on the design of your instrument, this might not be shown.

Q11.My actual practice time does not match the performance time recorded by the app.

A11.The performance time is recorded as the time during which performance data was being input from your instrument via the cable. The time is recorded even if you didn't save the performance data. However even though you might have been practicing, time during which the piano's keys were not pressed (i.e., time during which no sound was being input to the app) is not recorded. For example, time you spent looking through the music score or writing something on the score is not captured.

Q12.Can the recorded data be exported outside the application?

A12.Recorded data cannot be exported from this app.

Questions about Bluetooth MIDI connection

Q13.Which devices can I connect to? How do I connect?

A13. You can connect Piano Diary to other iOS devices with iOS 8.0 or later, Mac computers with Mac OS X 10.10 or later, and other BLE interfaces. You cannot connect to Windows computers.

Connect to your Mac:
[Mac]
ss_ble1_en.png 1. Launch Audio MIDI Setup in Application/Utilities folder.
2. Select Window > Show MIDI Studio.
ss_ble2_en.png 3. Double click the Bluetooth icon.
4. Click the Advertise button.
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[Piano Diary]
ss_ble5_en.png 1. Open the "Setting" Tab in the Piano Diary App.
2. Tap "Bluetooth MIDI" in the WIRELESS MIDI PORT section and then select the relevant instrument.



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