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Before using the instrument, be sure to read "PRECAUTIONS" on pages 7-8.
Avant d'utiliser cet instrument, lisez attentivement la section « PRÉCAUTIONS D'USAGE » aux pages 7-8.
Antes de utilizar el instrumento, lea la sección "PRECAUCIONES", en las páginas 7-8.
Achten Sie darauf, vor Einsatz dieses Instruments die „VORSICHTSMASSNAHMEN" auf Seiten 7-8 durchzulesen.
Prima di utilizzare lo strumento, assicurarsi di leggere la sezione "PRECAUZIONI", alle pagine 7 - 8.
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Mode d’emploi Manual de instrucciones Bedienungsanleitung Manuale di istruzioni Before using the instrument, be sure to read “PRECAUTIONS” on pages 7-8. Avant d’utiliser cet instrument, lisez attentivement la section « PRÉCAUTIONS D’USAGE » aux pages 7-8. Antes de utilizar el instrumento, lea la sección “PRECAUCIONES”, en las páginas 7-8. Achten Sie darauf, vor Einsatz dieses Instruments die „VORSICHTSMASSNAHMEN“...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied and never mix different types of batteries. Batteries MUST be or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and...
  • Page 3 2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected. * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (FCC DoC) For the AC adaptor and the instrument FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
  • Page 4 The model number, power requirements, etc., are located on the Modellnummer, Leistungsbedarf usw. sind auf dem Namensschild name plate, which is at the bottom of the control unit. The serial num- aufgeführt, das sich an der Unterseite der Steuereinheit befindet. Die ber is located behind the control unit.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Owner’s Manual Table of Contents PRECAUTIONS............7 Chapter 4 Connecting to Other Devices ..........30 NOTICE ................ 9 About the Manuals ............10 Connecting to external audio devices ([AUX IN] jack)................30 Included Accessories ..........10 Connecting to a computer/smart device ....31 Features................11 Chapter 5 Using Other Functions ..
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment: This symbol on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation.
  • Page 7: Precautions

    For the AC adaptor WARNING CAUTION • This AC adaptor is designed for use with only Yamaha electronic • When setting up, make sure that the AC outlet is easily accessible. If devices. Do not use for any other purpose.
  • Page 8 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
  • Page 9: Notice

    • Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, • This product incorporates and bundles contents in radio, stereo equipment, mobile phone, or other which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to electric devices. Otherwise, the instrument, TV, or which Yamaha has license to use others' radio may generate noise.
  • Page 10: About The Manuals

    MIDI Reference Contains MIDI related information. To obtain these manuals, access the Yamaha Downloads, enter the model name for searching the desired files. Yamaha Downloads Included Accessories • Owner’s Manual (this book) •...
  • Page 11: Features

    • Realistic ambience of the Voices enhances your performance This instrument puts the sound of ten luxurious, authentic Voices at your fingertips. These include Yamaha’s flagship CFX piano—which delivers dynamic sound, from a brilliant high-range to powerful bass—and the Bösendorfer* Imperial, a world-class piano renowned for its subtle and warm sound.
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter Getting Started Part names  Piano Upright Piano Grand Piano (on the rear of the piano) Control unit Control unit (page 13) (page 13) Silencing lever DC IN jack (page 14) Activates the Silent Piano™ function. For connecting the supplied AC adaptor. ...
  • Page 13 For alternately playing back and stopping the [SENSOR] jack preset Songs or your recorded performance. (For qualified Yamaha personnel only.) This The lamp indicates the playback status. connects to the sensor. The plug is already connected when the instrument is shipped.
  • Page 14: Turning The Power On/Off

    Turning the power on/off Connect the plugs of the AC adaptor in the order shown in the illustration. Make sure to loop the power cord through the metal hook attached to the rear (for upright pianos) or the bottom (for grand pianos) of the piano. Upright Piano Grand Piano [DC IN 16V] jack...
  • Page 15: Using Headphones

    If you are using only one pair, insert the plug into either of these jacks. Even when listening through headphones, you can enjoy Phone plug exceptionally realistic, natural sound by Yamaha’s advanced (stereo mini) technologies, Binaural Sampling and Stereophonic Optimizer. For details, refer to page 18.
  • Page 16: Chapter 2 Playing With The Silent Piano™ Function

    Chapter Playing with the Silent Piano™ Function This instrument can be played both as a normal acoustic piano, and also as a Silent Piano™. Enabling the Silent Piano™ function lets you take advantage of a variety of powerful functions—such as playing preset Voices built into unit and recording your performances.
  • Page 17: Selecting Voices

       CFX Grand Yamaha’s CFX concert grand piano sound with a wide dynamic range for maximum expressive control. Suitable for playing in any music genre and style. This is available when the Binaural setting is turned off (page 37).
  • Page 18 Voice Name Description Stereo Touch Key-off Sampling Sensi- Sampling tivity Harpsichord   Harpsichord 8' The sound of an instrument frequently used in baroque music. Variations in playing touch will not affect the volume, and a characteristic sound will be heard when you release the key. ...
  • Page 19: Using The Metronome

    Using the metronome The unit features a built-in metronome that helps you to practice and play with accurate tempo. Press the [Metronome] button to start the metronome. While the metronome sounds, the [Metronome] lamp flashes in orange at the current tempo. Flashes NOTE When a MIDI Song (page 23) is played back, the metronome plays according to the Song tempo and time signature.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Tempo

     Adjusting the tempo The metronome tempo can be set from 5 to 500 beats per minute by one of the following methods. NOTE The metronome tempo restores to its default setting when the power is turned off. • To adjust by rotating the [VOICE/VALUE] control: While holding down the [Metronome] button, rotate the [VOICE/VALUE] control.
  • Page 21: Metronome Volume

    You can also reset the value by pressing the [VOICE/VALUE] control while holding down the [Metronome] button.  Adjusting the metronome volume While holding down the [Metronome] button, press one of the C4 – G5 keys to set the metronome volume. The higher the key, the higher the volume level.
  • Page 22: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Chapter Recording and Playback This instrument allows you to record your performance by using one of the following two methods. The recorded performance can be played back and saved for use with other devices. MIDI recording With this method, your keyboard performances are recorded and saved to internal memory of this unit as a MIDI Song (SMF format 0).
  • Page 23: Playing Back The Midi Song Recorded To Internal Memory

    Play the keyboard or press the [R/J] (Play/ Lights up Lights up Stop) button to start recording. The [R/J] (Play/Stop) lamp stops flashing and lights continuously. NOTICE If the [Rec] lamp flashes in red while or after recording, it indicates the internal memory capacity has become full and all or the part of the data will not be saved. Press the [R/J] (Play/Stop) button or While saving the [Rec] button to stop recording.
  • Page 24: Recording Your Performance To A Usb Flash Drive (Audio Recording)

    Recording your performance to a USB flash drive (Audio recording) When a USB flash drive is connected to this unit, you can record up to 100 Audio Songs (max. 80 minutes per Song). NOTE Before using the USB flash drive, make sure to read “Connecting USB devices” on page 25. Connect a USB flash drive to the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal at the front of the control unit.
  • Page 25: Connecting Usb Devices

    The instrument does not necessarily support all The format operation overwrites any previously existing data. Make sure that the USB flash drive you are formatting commercially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot does not contain important data. guarantee operation of USB devices that you purchase.
  • Page 26: Playing Back The Voice Demo Songs

    Playing back the Voice Demo Songs The Demo Songs effectively showcase the realism and expressiveness of each of this instrument’s ten preset Voices. While holding down the [R/J] (Play/Stop) button, press one of the C0 – A0 keys to select the desired Demo Song. Playback of the selected Demo Song starts.
  • Page 27: Playing Back The Preset Songs

    Playing back the Preset Songs This instrument features a collection of built-in preset Songs—“50 Classical Music Masterpieces”—for playback. While holding down the [R/J] (Play/Stop) button, press one of the C2 – C#6 keys to select the desired preset Song. Playback of the selected preset Song starts. For details on the key assignments of the preset Songs, refer to the “Song List”...
  • Page 28: Operations During Playback

    Operations during playback [VOICE/VALUE] control [R/J] (Play/Stop) button Stop Press the [R/J] (Play/Stop) button to stop playback. When the Song is played back next time, it starts from the beginning. Rewind/Fast forward While holding down the [R/J] (Play/Stop) button, rotate the [VOICE/VALUE] control. Rotate the control to the left to rewind, rotate it to the right to fast forward.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Playback Tempo

    Adjusting the playback tempo You can change the tempo or speed during Song playback. MIDI Songs (including Voice Demo Songs and Preset Songs) The MIDI Song tempo can be adjusted in the same operation as the metronome tempo. Refer to “Adjusting the tempo”...
  • Page 30: Chapter 4 Connecting To Other Devices

    Chapter Connecting to Other Devices CAUTION Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the power to all the components. Also, before turning any components on or off, set all volume levels to minimum (0). Otherwise, damage to the components, electrical shock, or even permanent hearing loss may occur.
  • Page 31: Connecting To A Computer/Smart Device

    • For information on setting up your sequence software, refer to the owner’s manual of the relevant software. • When transmitting or receiving audio signals by using the computer operated by Windows, the Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver should be installed to the computer. For details, refer to the “Computer-related Operations” on the website.
  • Page 32 For information about the compatible apps and smart devices, access the web page of the respective apps on the following page: This section explains how to connect a smart device by using the separately sold USB wireless LAN adaptor UD-WL01.
  • Page 33: Chapter 5 Using Other Functions

    Chapter Using Other Functions Setting the various convenient functions To get the most out of your piano, set some of the various convenient functions, such as fine tuning of the pitch, adjusting the touch sensitivity, etc. Function List Function Page Operation Sound On/Off page 34 Keyboard...
  • Page 34: Touch Sensitivity

     Operation Sound On/Off Turns on or off the operation confirmation sound (click, “On, ” “Off ”) which sounds when a setup is changed using a button and key combination. A#-1: On A-1 (Lowest key): Off Default setting: On NOTE The metronome tempo value is read out (page 19) even when the operation sound is turned off.
  • Page 35: Half Pedal Point

    Setting range: A3 = 414.8 Hz – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz steps) Default setting: A3 = 440.0 Hz NOTE The pitch of an Audio Song is not affected by this setting. The pitch of a MIDI Song is changed, but the setting cannot be recorded.
  • Page 36: Reverb Type

     Reverb Type An actual piano sounds differently depending on the size of the room, or the material of the building in which it is played. The reverberation is the major reason for this difference. Using the Reverb effect and simulating the reverberation in a concert hall, etc.
  • Page 37: Brilliance

     Brilliance Adjusts the timbre brilliance of the entire keyboard sound from mellow to bright. C#5: Mellow/Normal D#5: Normal/Bright Highest key C5: Mellow E5: Bright (C7) D5: Normal Default setting: Normal  Binaural On/Off When this function is on, the sound from this instrument changes to the sound of Binaural Sampling or the sound enhanced with the Stereophonic Optimizer (page 18), allowing you to enjoy more realistic sound even when listening with headphones.
  • Page 38: Auto Power Off On/Off

     Local Control Turns the Local Control function on/off. “Local Control On” is a state in which this instrument produces the sound from its tone generator when you play the keyboard. In “Local Control Off ” state, the keyboard and the tone generator are cut off from each other.
  • Page 39: Audio Loop Back On/Off

     Version The firmware version of this unit is read out in English. B0: Read out the firmware version. Lowest key (A-1)  Audio Loop Back Determines whether audio sound input from the connected computer or smart device (via the USB Audio Interface function or wireless connection;...
  • Page 40: Backup Data And Initialization

    Backup data and initialization  Backup data The following settings, referred to as Backup data, are automatically saved to the internal memory of this unit. The Backup data and the MIDI Song recorded to the internal memory will be maintained even if the power is turned off.
  • Page 41: Chapter 6 Appendix

    Troubleshooting If you have problems with your Silent Piano™, here are a few troubleshooting tips. If you cannot solve the problem easily yourself, consult your Yamaha piano dealer. DO NOT attempt to repair the piano or the AC adaptor yourself.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. Since specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 43: Song List

    Song List 50 Classical Music Masterpieces Song Title Composer Arrangements Canon D dur J. Pachelbel C♯2 Air On the G Strings J. S. Bach Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring J. S. Bach D♯2 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Traditional Piano Sonate op.31-2 “Tempest” 3rd mov. L.
  • Page 44: Quick Operation Guide

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  • Page 45: Index

    Index Access Point mode ............32 Operation sound ............34 Accessories ..............10 Audio Loop Back ............39 Pedal ................12 Audio recording ..........22, 24 Playback ...........23, 24, 26, 27 Audio Song ..............24 Power ................14 Auto Power Off ...........15, 38 Preset Song ..............27 AUX IN ...............30 AUX IN Noise Gate ..........38 Quick Operation Guide ...........
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