Yamaha UX16 USB to MIDI Interface

Connect traditional MIDI instruments to your computer via USB

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UX16 USB to MIDI Interface
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Why we love it…

The perfect studio would likely have a mix of classic and modern synthesizers and effects - all connected to a central computer running your DAW software. Modern synths such as the Motif XF or MOXF will happily connect to your computer via a USB cable.

But classics such as the DX7 and VL1 pre-date USB. The UX16 allows you to easily connect these ground-breaking synthesizers to your studio rig.


The UX16 USB-to-MIDI Interface offers an easy way to connect MIDI-compatible keyboards and equipment to computers with a USB connection, ideal for older music keyboards and gear which lack their own USB connections.

Download the latest drivers for Windows and Mac OS X from http://download.yamaha.com/


Which computers does UX16 work with?
The majority of Apple OSX computers and Windows-based PCs which feature USB should work with the UX16.

Which keyboards can use the UX16?
Almost all Yamaha portable keyboards made in the last few years which don't already feature USB are likely to have MIDI sockets (5-pin din sockets). Most digital pianos, including Clavinova, also have MIDI socket connections. Any keyboard that has MIDI connectors will work with the UX16.

How many channels of MIDI does the UX16 support?
The UX16 can handle 16 channels of simultaneous playback. This will support your music production system with one MIDI OUT port (16 channels) and one MIDI IN port (16 channels). This is the number of channels you need to create and playback General MIDI files.


  • Connections: MIDI IN cable, MIDI OUT cable (each 1,250 mm), USB cable (600 mm)
  • Indicators: USB indicator, MIDI IN indicator, MIDI OUT indicator
  • Power Supply: USB bus power supply
  • Dimensions:86mm (W) × 36mm (D) × 16mm (H)
  • Weight: 140g (5 oz) approx.

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Questions & Answers

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Thank you for the question. Yes, the UX-16 is the correct cable to connect your P-155 Piano to your MacBook Pro (2015 model).


Thanks for the question. The UX16 isn't MIDI Class Compliant/Core-MIDI Compatible and so won't work with iPad and other iOS devices.

If your piano has a USB-to-Host port:

  • Our older digital pianos which feature USB-to-Host will work with our i-UX1 cable (see link below), in conjunction with Apple's 30pin-to-Lightning adapter (our older digital piabno models aren't Core MIDI/MIDI Class Compliant and so can't be directly connected)
  • All our digital pianos which feature USB-to-Host ports can be used with our UD-BT01 adapter (link below) to connect wirelessly to your iPad Air using Bluetooth
  • Our current-generation digital pianos with USB-to-Host are Core MIDI/MIDI Class Compliant and can be connected to iOS using a standard USB cable (similar to the cable you might use with a USB printer) and Apple's Camera Connection Adapter

If your piano only has traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI IN and MIDI OUT sockets:

  • You can use our MD-BT01 adapter (link below) to connect your piano wirelessly to compatible iOS devices and apps using Bluetooth
  • You can use our i-MX1 cable (link below) in conjunction with Apple's 30pin-to-Lightning adapter