Yamaha P-45 Pianos iPhone/iPad Connection Manual

When you connect a compatible Yamaha digital instrument with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and use the various apps created, you can manage your music files more easily and take advantage of various functions — expanding the potential of the instrument and making it an even more integral part of your total music life.

Yamaha Apps for Piano & Keyboard Instruments

Refer to the following web page for information on Yamaha apps for pianos and keyboard instruments. https://www.yamaha.com/countries/

iPhone/iPad compatibility and other related system requirements vary from app to app. Be sure, therefore, to refer to the compatibility-related information provided on the above web page. Certain apps do not need to be connected to an instrument. In such a case, there is no need to follow the instructions provided in this manual.

► Download the apps

You can download apps from the App Store by searching for the desired app’s name found from the website above.


Yamaha Apps for Piano & Keyboard Instruments
Determining the Connection Type
Troubleshooting Problems with Wireless LAN Connections
Glossary of Terms
About Using BSD-Licensed Software


To prevent the iPhone/iPad from falling, note the following points:

  • Before moving the instrument, make sure to remove the iPhone/iPad from the music rest.
  • Never put anything else on the music rest together with the iPhone/iPad, such as a song booklet or another iPhone/iPad.
  • Doing so may make the music rest unstable.
  • Never place the instrument with the iPhone/iPad in an unstable position.
  • Never slide the iPhone/iPad along the music rest or submit it to strong shock, such as pushing or hitting it when on the music rest.
  • After use, or when you separate from a instrument, make sure to remove the iPhone/iPad from the music rest.

To avoid noise caused by communication, note the following points:
When using your instrument together with an App on your iPhone/iPad, we recommend that you turn on Airplane Mode on your device. If you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network at this time, we recommend that after turning on Airplane Mode, you also turn
on Wi-Fi.


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Determining the Connection Type

You can connect your iPhone/iPad to instruments equipped with MIDI terminals or a [USB TO HOST] terminal, or to instruments compatible with a USB Wireless LAN Adaptor or those equipped with a wireless LAN function. Since the connection procedures differ depending on the terminal of the instrument, the particular iPhone/iPad connector and the iOS version, confirm which connection type applies to your situation, using the following chart.
NOTE Audio signals cannot be transferred between the digital instrument and the iPhone/iPad. This means that audio signals created via your keyboard performance cannot be recorded to the connected iPad/iPhone.

► iPhone/iPad Connection Matrix Chart

Cable connection

cable-connection Yamaha p-45

Wireless connection

wireless connection Yamaha p-45


► Connecting with MIDI terminals or a [USB TO HOST] terminal

  1. Turn off the power of the instrument.
    Quit any open app on your iPhone/iPad
  2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the instrument.
    For the proper order, carefully follow the indicated instruction steps for each connection type.
  3. Turn on the instrument
  4. The connection procedures are completed at step 3. Use the app on your iPhone/iPad to communicate with your instrument.

► Connecting with Wireless LAN via an Access Point

Required devices

  • USB Wireless LAN adaptor specified for your instrument (This is unnecessary if the wireless LAN function is included on the instrument.)
  • Access point with router (This is unnecessary if your modem has router capability.)

 connection on Yamaha P-45 pianos

If the wireless LAN function is included on the instrument, skip steps 1 and 2 below.

  1. Turn off the power to the instrument
    Quit any open app on your iPhone/iPad
  2. Connect the USB Wireless LAN adaptor to USB to Device terminal of the instrument.
  3. Turn on the power to the instrument
  4. If your instrument has a wireless LAN mode setting, set it to infrastructure mode
    For instructions on setting your instrument’s wireless LAN mode, refer to the Owner’s Manual or the Reference Manual of your instrument.
  5. Connect the instrument to the networks
    there are three method of connections:
    - Automatic setup by WPS
    - Displaying the networks in the Wireless LAN and connecting to the network
    - Manual setup

Troubleshooting Problems with Wireless LAN Connections

Factors such as electromagnetic interference can result in disconnection, recording or playback stopping, and other similar problems. In such a case, please try to resolve the problem using the following countermeasures.

Countermeasure Applicable situations
Change the Wi-Fi channel being used. When, in addition to the access point to which the instrument and the iPhone/iPad are connected, other access points are
available (multiple networks are displayed on the iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi settings screen).
Stop using Wi-Fi on other devices connected to the same access point. When watching video or downloading data on other devices connected to the same network overloads the access point and causes the wireless speed to drop.
Change to Connection H (connection not via an access point). When multiple devices are connected to the same network. The access point is overloaded and the wireless speed has dropped.
Turn off any electrical products generating electromagnetic interference. When electromagnetic waves used by wireless devices such as portable telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth devices are causing interference.
Move closer to the access point. When the network signal strength shown by the instrument’s Wi-Fi settings page or iOS is low.
Move the instrument slightly away from the access point. When the instrument is right beside the access point, and the strength of the electromagnetic waves is actually making it difficult to receive data.
Turn off Bluetooth on iOS. Bluetooth can generate electromagnetic interference even when not being used to connect to other devices.
Update iOS to the latest version. In certain cases, communication
performance may be improved by updating iOS.
Restart the iOS device. In certain cases, devices may connect after being reset.
Restart the access point. In certain cases, devices may connect to an access point when it is restarted.
Update the access point’s firmware to the newest version. In certain cases, updating the firmware may improve communication performance.
Replace the access point. When using an access point employing old specifications such as IEEE802.11b.

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