Roland HP 535 Owner's Manual
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Roland Digital Piano
Owner's Manual
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: ÒIMPOR-
LYÓ (p.3), and ÒIMPORTANT NOTESÓ (p.4). These sections provide
important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good
grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, ownerÕs manual
should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept
on hand as a convenient reference.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without
the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.


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  • Page 1 The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference. Copyright © 1997 ROLAND CORPORATION All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an CAUTION equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the DO NOT OPEN product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to ATTENTION : RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS QUVRIR constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 3: Using The Unit Safely

    Roland Service the outlet. Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as list- ......................ed on the "Information" page. ¥ Be careful when opening/closing the lid so you do not get your fingers pinched (p.12).
  • Page 4: Important Notes

    Afterwards, be sure to wipe the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. * GS ( ) is a registered trademark of Roland ¥ Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of Corporation. any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using the Unit Safely ................3 Important Notes ..................4 Starting Out ..........7 Main Features ........................7 Button Descriptions ......................8 About the Display Screen ....................10 Before You Play ........12 Opening and Closing the Cover ..................12 Setting Up the Music Stand ....................12 About the Pedals ......................12 Connecting Headphones ....................13 Connecting a Microphone ....................13 Turning the Power On and Off ..................14...
  • Page 6 Changing the Metronome Settings (HP 535) ..............47 Disabling the Beat IndicatorÕs Pulsations ..............48 Turning off the Bouncing Ball (HP 535) ................48 Switching the Language on the Display Screen (HP 535) ...........48 Connecting External Devices ....49 Connection JacksÑNames and Functions ..............49 Making Connections ......................49...
  • Page 7: Starting Out

    (p.31). Additionally, a bouncing ball (HP 535) bounces in time with the music in the display, allows you to grasp the tempo spatially, rather than the nor- mal way of trying to comprehend rhythm as a series of dots.
  • Page 8: Button Descriptions

    Lower 8 9 10 [Power] Switch [Tone] Buttons Turns the HP 535/335Õs power on and off (p.14). Use these buttons to select the tone type to be played on the keyboard (p.16). [Brilliance] Slider Tones are grouped into the following eight types, indi- Adjusts the tone brightness (p.15).
  • Page 9 Starting Out NOTE In this manual, descriptions apply to HP 535. Please note that are certain differences between the HP 535 and the HP 335. Track Value Song Beat Tempo Metronome Transpose Play 13 14 18 19 [Key Touch] Button Value [+] and [-] Buttons This is used for adjusting the Òtouch,Ó...
  • Page 10: About The Display Screen

    Starting Out About the Display Screen The HP 535Õs Basic Screen Measure Beat Tempo Beat Indicator This flashes in time with the beat of the song or metronome. If desired, you can stop the Beat Indicator from flashing. Please refer to ÒDisabling the Beat IndicatorÕs MEMO PulsationsÓ...
  • Page 11 Starting Out The HP 335Õs Basic Screen Song Beat Tempo Tempo, Beat, Song Name, Song Type Settings Values Beat Indicator Flashes in time with the beat of the song or metronome. MEMO If so desired, you can stop the Beat Indicator from flashing. Please refer to ÒDisabling the Beat IndicatorÕs PulsationsÓ...
  • Page 12: Before You Play

    Opening and Closing the Cover About the Pedals Soft Pedal Damper Pedal Sostenuto Pedal When opening the HP 535/335Õs cover, grasp the cover with both hands and gently lift it upwards, then slide it Soft Pedal towards the back of the piano.
  • Page 13: Connecting Headphones

    You can use one of RolandÕs DR-10/20 series microphones (sold separately), or a similar microphone. Consult your MEMO Roland dealer when purchasing a mike for use with the HP 535/335. Please use RolandÕs RH-80/120 series of stereo headphones (sold seperately), or similar stereo headphones. Consult your...
  • Page 14: Turning The Power On And Off

    (using the slider to the left). Volume Connect the power cord that came with your HP 535/335 to the AC Inlet socket on the bottom of the unit. Plug the other end of the power cord into a wall outlet.
  • Page 15: Playing The Keyboard

    Listening to Continuous Repeated Playback of All SongsÑ All Song Play The HP 535/335 features 25 internal piano songs. Listening to all of these songs repeatedly played back in sequence is known as ÒAll Song Play.Ó...
  • Page 16: Performing With Various Instrument Sounds

    These internal sounds are called Òtones.Ó The tones are divided into eight separate groups, each assigned to one of the eight ÒTone GroupÓ buttons. When the HP 535/335 is turned off, the tone is reset to ÒGrand Piano 1.Ó Piano E.Piano...
  • Page 17: Layering Two Instrument Soundsñ Dual Play

    Playing the Keyboard Layering Two Instrument SoundsÑ Dual Play Playing with two different tones on the keyboard simultaneously is called ÒDual Play.Ó As an example, try layering the Grand Piano and Strings tones. Piano E.Piano Harpsi Vibes Organ Strings Choir GS Tones While holding down Split Key Touch...
  • Page 18: Changing The Sounds Played By The Left And Right Hands Of The Keyboardñ The Òsplitó Function

    Playing the Keyboard Changing the Sounds Played by the Left and Right Hands of the Keyboard Ñ The ÒSplitÓ Function The Split feature allows you to split the keyboard into two zones, then play a different sound in each zone. This division of the keyboard into upper and lower zones is referred to as Òsplit,Ó...
  • Page 19 Playing the Keyboard Changing Tone Played by the Left Hand Press the [Key Touch] button. The [Key Touch] button and the lower [Tone] buttonÕs indicator light up. To select a Tone in a different Tone Group, press any [Tone] button. Use the Value [+] and [-] buttons to find and select a tone.
  • Page 20: Playing Along With The Auto-Accompanimentñ The Òpianistó Function

    Playing the Keyboard Playing Along with the Auto-Accompaniment Ñ The ÒPianistÓ Function The ÒPianist FunctionÓ provides automatic piano accompaniment for a variety of musical genres, but with easy fingering. ÒStylesÓ are musical patterns that provide accompaniment for almost any kind of music.
  • Page 21 Playing the Keyboard Press one of the keys in the area of the chord recognition side for the chord you want to play. The accompaniment start with the intro being played. You can play the melody in the right hand. When you press the [Split] button, the ending is played, and the accompaniment ceases.
  • Page 22: Changing To Easy Key Signatures Ñ The Òkey Transposeó Function

    Playing the Keyboard Changing to Easy Key Signatures Ñ The ÒKey TransposeÓ Function You can play in a different keyÑwithout changing the keys you are playing. For example, to play a song in C major even though it was actually written in E major, or to play songs with difficult key signatures full of sharps or flats, you can simply change to a key that is easier for you to play.
  • Page 23 Playing the Keyboard Other Method of Transposition Method 1 While pressing the [Transpose] button, select the degree of transposi- tion using the Value [+] and [-] buttons. The [Transpose] buttonÕs indicator comes on, and the keyboard undergoes the desired transposition. Each press of the [+] and [-] buttons raises or lowers the key by one half-step (semi- tone).
  • Page 24: Adding Breadth To The Soundñ Chorus Effect

    Playing the Keyboard Adding Breadth to the SoundÑ Chorus Effect The HP 535/335 allows you to add chorus to what you play on the keyboard. By adding the chorus effect, you can give the sound greater dimension, with more fat- ness and breadth.
  • Page 25: Sounding The Metronome

    Playing the Keyboard Sounding the Metronome The HP 535/335 features a built-in metronome. You can turn the metronome sound on and off with the press of a single button. When turned on during playback of a song, or during a performance with automatic accompaniment, the metronome sounds to the tempo and beat of the song in progress.
  • Page 26: Changing The Metronome Tempo

    Playing the Keyboard Use the Value [+] and [-] buttons to select the desired beat. Display (HP 535) Display (HP 335) Beat Quiet beats 12/8 12.8 12/8 Press the [Metronome] button and confirm that its indicator has lighted. The metronome sounds at the selected beat.
  • Page 27: Adjusting Keyboard Touch Sensitivity

    This setting is adjustable, with 60 levels of key heaviness. NOTE The User setting is available only with the model HP 535. The value you have set for ÒUsrÓ will be retained even while the piano is switched off. Obtaining Finer Key Touch Adjustments (HP 535) Press the [Key Touch] button.
  • Page 28: Practicing A Song

    Practicing a Song This section explains useful functions for piano practice on the HP 535/335; we hope that you will try out these in practice as you read the descriptions of these features. Listening to One SongÑ Playback/Stop Before playing a song, try listening to it a number of times to get an idea of the songÕs feel.
  • Page 29: Changing The Tempo To One Thatõs Easy To Practice

    Practicing a Song Changing the Tempo to One ThatÕs Easy to Practice With songs that are difficult to play because their tempo is too rapid, you may find it helpful to first practice the song with the tempo slowed down. Then, after becoming more familiar with the song, you can practice it at a gradually faster tempo.
  • Page 30: Playing Songs Without Tempo Changesñ Tempo Mute

    Sounding a Òcount soundÓ leading up to playback of a song is called ÒCount In.Ó On the HP 535/335, if you playback a song while the metronome is sounding, two measures of lead-in count will be heard at the beginning of the song.
  • Page 31: Practicing Along With Songs

    Practicing a Song Practicing Along with a Song With the HP 535/335Õs internal songs, you can have the part of each handÕs part played back separately. Playing the internal songÕs right-hand part with your right hand, and the songÕs left-hand part with your left hand allow you to practice each handÕs part separately.
  • Page 32: Left-Hand Exercise

    Practicing a Song Press the [Play] button to start the song playing. The right-hand part is not played. Now you can practice the right-hand part while listening to the left-hand part. Press the [Play] button once more, and the song stops playing. Left-Hand Exercise In Step 2 of ÒRight-Hand Exercise,Ó...
  • Page 33: Try Recording

    Recorded material is erased when the keyboard is turned off. When you want to save songs you have recorded, it is necessary to connect and record by an external sequencer, such as one in the Roland MT Series, or a similar device. Please refer to ÒConnecting External DevicesÓ (p.49). Recording with Songs Try recording your performance and listening to it a number of times.
  • Page 34 Try Recording Press the [Play] button to start recording. After two measures of a count sound, recording begins. Play the right-hand part as you listen to the left-hand part being played back. Recording will also begin if you start playing the keyboard without pressing the [Play] button.
  • Page 35: Recording With Accompaniment

    Try Recording Recording the Left-Hand Part Now try recording and listening to your performance of the left-hand part. To record what the left hand is playing, we must alter part of the sequence for record- ing the right-hand part (p.33). ¥...
  • Page 36: Recording New Songs

    Pressing both of the Value [+] and [-] buttons at the same time, select song number Ò0.Ó <HP-535> <HP-335> Press the [Beat] button. Use the Value [+] and [-] buttons to set the beat for the song (Note 1). Display (HP 535) Display (HP 335) Beat Quiet beats 12/8 12.8 12/8 Press the [Tempo] button.
  • Page 37 Try Recording Select the tone (p.16). Additionally, set any other desired modes such as Dual Play (p.17) and Split (p.18) (Note 3). Press the [Rec] button to make the indicator lit. The keyboard is put in record standby mode. The [Play] button and Track buttonÕs indicators flash, as does the indicators on all the [Track] buttons for the tracks being recorded to (Note 4).
  • Page 38 Try Recording (Note 1) You cannot change the beat of a song while recording is in progress. Furthermore, you cannot change the beat used for a recorded song until the recorded song is deleted. ÒDeleting Recorded SongsÓ (p.39) (Note 2) The tempo of a recorded song also cannot be changed until the song is deleted. ÒDeleting Recorded SongsÓ...
  • Page 39: Deleting Sound From Recorded Tracks

    Try Recording Deleting Sound From Recorded Tracks You can delete, on an individual track basis, what has been recorded into the tracks. However, the tempo and beat settings cannot be deleted. Track Display Value While holding down Song Beat Tempo Transpose Play While pressing the [Track] button containing the material you want to...
  • Page 40: Other Functions

    3. Using the Value [+] and [-] buttons, select a tun- ing (Chart 1). Playing Back Songs <HP 535> You can play back the internal songs in a different key. When you then select a different song, the key- board reverts to its original key.
  • Page 41 6. Press the [Function] button. The [Function] buttonÕs indicator goes out. (Chart 1) Displayed Displayed Characteristics (HP 535) (HP 335) Equal Equal With this tuning, the octave is divided into twelve equal intervals. Regardless of the interval, very little ambiguity is produced.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Standard Pitch

    The [Function] buttonÕs indicator lights up. standard pitch. 2. Press the [Vibes] button. The standard pitch for the HP 535/335 can be set 3. Using the Value [+] and [-] buttons, change the within the range between 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz.
  • Page 43: Changing Various Settings

    With the keyboard in Split mode, sustain (like that and more spacious. when the damper pedal is depressed) is applied to the <HP 535> left-hand part of the keyboard. 1. Press the [Function] button. The [Function] buttonÕs indicator lights up.
  • Page 44: Changing The Depth Of The Reverb Effect

    The damper pedal on the HP 535/335 recreates this reso- 1. Holding down the [Reverb] button and the using nance when depressed. Ten levels of resonance are the Value [+] and [-] buttons to adjust the reverb available;...
  • Page 45: Changing The Keyboardõs Split Point

    1. While pressing the [Split] button, press one of the keys on the keyboard. 4. Press the [Function] button. The pressed key becomes the split point. The [Function] buttonÕs indicator goes out. <HP 535> <HP 535> <HP 335> <HP 335> The split point can also be changed using the following two methods.
  • Page 46: Changing The Volume Balance Between The Song And The Keyboard

    Value [+] and [-] buttons to adjust the volume. 1. Holding down the [Pianist] button and then using The volume of the metronome is changed. the Value [+] and [-] buttons to adjust the volume <HP 535> balance. <HP 535> <HP 335> <HP 335>...
  • Page 47: Changing The Metronome Settings (Hp 535)

    Changing Various Settings Metronome Tones Changing the Metronome Displayed Type Settings (HP 535) Click Normal Metronome sound (Click & Bell) Elec. Electronic Metronome Sound The metronomeÕs setting can be changed as follows: Voice Voice (One, two, three,..) Animal Dog & Cat Sounds 1.
  • Page 48: Disabling The Beat Indicatorõs Pulsations

    Disply Screen (HP 535) between ON and OFF. 4. Press the [Function] button. The HP 535Õs display can be switched to either The [Function] buttonÕs indicator goes out. Japanese or English. Once set, the screen language ÒAbout the Display ScreenÓ (p. 10)
  • Page 49: Connecting External Devices

    Additionally, by connecting the key- 2. Turn off the HP 535/335 and any other devices to board to a radio/cassette player, you can record your be connected. performances on cassette tapes.
  • Page 50: Connecting With A Computer

    By connecting the keyboard to MIDI devices such as those in RolandÕs MT Series, you can have the sound 1. Turn off the power to the HP 535/335 and the from the MT Series devices played through the key- computer.
  • Page 51: Using Midi

    MIDI Settings can be changed, and so on. With the HP 535/335, you can make MIDI settings as MIDI Out Jack shown below. Performance information such as the output from the...
  • Page 52: How To Make Settings

    Sound Source Transmission of Program Changes Local Off- The HP 535/335 can be used to remotely change the sounds that a connected MIDI device uses. For more about the tones that will be switched to when program changes are received, please consult with Roland Service.
  • Page 53: Appendices

    Alternatively, the sequencer could be set so its Soft Thru feature is OFF. Not all sounds played are audible. The HP 535/335 can play a maximum of 64 sounds simultaneously. When playing along with internal songs, heavy use of the damper pedal can result in performance data with a number of sounds in excess of this limit, with some sounds being omitted.
  • Page 54: Error Messages

    Meaning: When songs with pickups (song that donÕt start on the first beat) are played back, the measure numbers are indicated on the display screen as ÒPU,Ó Ò1,Ó Ò2,Ó... HP 535: New Song Del OK? HP 335: dEL Meaning: This appears when you attempt to delete a recorded song (refer to p.39). Additionally, this appears after recording a song when you try to select another song (refer to p.35,...
  • Page 55: List Of Tone Names

    List of Tone Names ÒPerforming with Various Instrument SoundsÓ (p. 16) Tones with an asterisk Ò * Ó can only be recorded on the [R] button. [Piano] Group [Strings] Group GS E.Piano2 Detuned EP 2 Tone Name Tone Name E.Piano 2v Grand Piano1 Strings Harpsichord...
  • Page 56 List of Tone Names Fingered Bs. Shakuhachi Seashore Picked Bs. Whistle Rain Fretless Bs. Ocarina Thunder Slap Bass 1 Square Wave Wind Slap Bass 2 Square Stream Synth Bass 1 Sine Wave Bubble SynthBass101 Saw Wave Bird Synth Bass 3 Synth Bass 2 Doctor Solo Horse-Gallop...
  • Page 57 List of Tone Names The Drum Set (percussion instrument) and SOUND EFFECT have a variety of different sounds assigned to each key. The Drum Set is in the [GS Tones] button tone group. 4: GS STANDARD 233: JAZZ 229: GS ROOM 230: POWER 231: ELECTRIC 232: TR-808...
  • Page 58 List of Tone Names 234: GS BRUSH 235: ORCHESTRA 5: SOUND EFFECT High Q Slap Close Hi-hat [EXC1] Scratch Push [EXC7] Pedal Hi-hat [EXC1] Scratch Pull [EXC7] Open Hi-hat [EXC1] Sticks Ride Cymbal Square Click Metronome Click Metronome Bell Guitar sliding Finger Guitar cutting noise (down) Concert BD 2 Guitar cutting noise (up)
  • Page 59: List Of Styles

    List of Styles ÒPlaying Along with the Auto-Accompaniment Ñ the ÒPianistÓ FunctionÓ (p. 20) Style No. Style Classic 1 Slow Waltz Gospel Piano CountryPiano Bossa Nova Rag Time Stride Piano Concerto 1 Classic 2 Ballad 1 Ballad 2 Swing Pop Rock'n Roll Concerto 2 Concerto 3...
  • Page 60: List Of Ways To Play Chords

    List of Ways to Play Chords symbol: Indicates the constituent note of chords. symbol: Chords shown with an Ò Ó can be played by pressing just the key marked with the Ò .Ó ÒPlaying Along with the Auto-Accompaniment Ñ The ÒPianistÓ FunctionÓ (p. 20) C#M7 E M7 C#m7...
  • Page 61 List of Way to Play Chords F#M7 A M7 B M7 F#m7 A m7 B m7 F#dim Gdim A dim Adim B dim Bdim F#m7 ( 5 ) Gm7 ( 5 ) A m7 ( 5 ) Am7 ( 5 ) B m7 ( 5 ) Bm7 ( 5 ) F#aug...
  • Page 62: List Of Song Titles

    His writing credits include commercial music for BBC radio and television, as well as scor- ing jazz and classical works. Having been a product specialist for Roland U.K., John is now actively involved in music software composing/programming for both Roland Japan and various music publishers.
  • Page 63: List Of Extended Functions

    (p.46) [Piano] button --------------------------------------- [Split] button ----------------------------------------- Extension 1: Changes the HP 535's standard pitch (p.42). Extension 13: Changes the split point (p.45). [E.Piano] button ------------------------------------- [Key Touch] button -------------------------------- Extension 2: Selects the tuning (p.40).
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Rated Power Output Master Tuning 30W x 2 415.3HzÐ466.2Hz (0.1Hz Steps) Speakers Transpose 20 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2 (HP 535) Key Transpose (-6Ð+5 Half-steps) 20 cm x 2 (HP 335) Playback Transpose (-6Ð+5 Half-steps) Display Effects Beat Indicator...
  • Page 65 AC 117 V / AC 230 V / AC 240 V Power Consumption 90 W (117 V) / 68 W (230 V) / 68 W (240 V) (HP 535) 85 W (117 V) / 68 W (230 V) / 68 W (240 V) (HP 335)
  • Page 66: Glossary Of Terms Used In This Manual

    (p.31). The flashing dot that moves in a semicircular pattern Reverb Effect across the screen of the HP 535 is called a Òbouncing ballÓ (p.10). This effect adds a lingering reverberation to the sound. With the reverb effect, you can get a pleasant reverber-...
  • Page 67: Index

    Index All Song Play ..............P.15 Metronome ............P.25,46,47 Automatic Accompaniment ........P.20 MIDI................P.51 Microphone..............P.13 Minus One Play.............P.32 Mute................P.31 Bouncing Ball............P.10,48 Beat Indicator ............P.10,48 Beat..................P.25 Brilliance.................P.15 Panel Lock..............P.40 Pedal ................P.12,43 Pianist ................P.20 Program Change ............P.52 Chord.................P.20,60 PU..................P.28 Chorus Effect ............P.43,43 Computer Switch ............P.49 Connection Jacks............P.49 Count In .................P.30 Recording ...............P.33...
  • Page 68: Midi Implementation Chart

    DIGITAL PIANO Date : Nov. 14, 1997 MIDI Implementation Chart Model HP 535/335 Version : 1.00 Transmitted Recognized Remarks Function... Basic Default 1–16 1–16 Channel Changed – Default Mode 3 Mode 3 Mode Mode 3, 4(M=1) Messages Altered ************** Note 15–113...
  • Page 69 MEMO...
  • Page 70 Information When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland distributor in your country as shown below. ARGENTINA INDONESIA OMAN BELORUSSIA SPAIN PT Galestra Inti OHI Electronics & Trading TUSHE Roland Electronics Instrumentos Musicales S.A.
  • Page 71 For EU Countries This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC. For the USA FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
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