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Yamaha, in its wisdom, has decided to drop support for the P255 Controller software. The software allows the user to control the keyboard functions without having to go through the many, at times deep, embedded menus to control voices and parameters.

I still have a P255 which I like very much.

I recently had to replace my iPhone and lost the P255 Controller on my phone.

Yamaha no longer supports it nor has it on its website.

If at all possible I would like to restore it somehow and find it somewhere to put it on my phone and use it to shape the controls and voices on my keyboard.

Does anyone have any ideas if this is possible.

I still think that I have a few more years of use left in this amazing keyboard that I can use quite successfully.

I have done a not exhaustive internet search for any sources and so far have just gotten only dead ends.

Any help, including the idea that this search is really futile, would be most appreciated.

Thank you in advance


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I see a link on download.cnet.com that indicates “download from itunes store” but since i dont use ITunes, not sure if this link works -

https://download.cnet.com/P-255-Controller-US/3000-2133_4-76085452.html


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Thanks for the lead but it is a dead end.
Appreciate your time.


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You should search online from the internet there are many websites which provide the solution when I face the similar problem I get the solution in the assignment of my school from the They provide best solutions for many problem. You should also visit the link to get help for the educational problems.

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Having worked in a support group 20 years where we tried hard to avoid abandoning support of our products , it always sucks to see it when it happens.

Have you tried calling yamaha support in Cali ?

Phone 714-522-9011 or 714-522-9961

Beyond this .... since you are near the big apple, you could try advertising for “ will buy/trade/barter for your used iphone or ipad if it has p255 controller app installed”. It seems likely there are other people/musicians around NYC who have hit this hurdle and possibly found a solution.

Good luck 🙂

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I searched under Yamaha as the developer and there is a "Digital Piano Controller - US" app available. I know nothing about it, but it appears to work with some of the older pianos. You might give it a look/try.


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Everyone, thank you.

drewr: haven't called support yet. Good idea about finding a old phone with it installed.

The search continues...

I'm probably going to get a 515 or equivalent but I want a few more years out of old faithful P-255B.
I have learned (and use) many of the embedded menu functions but the abandoned controller makes it easier.

Again thanks to all you great idea people; that's one of the reasons we all enjoy Pianoworld.


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