Reference Manual Contents The Functions How to Use Terminals Tuning [PHONES] EQ Type [AUX IN] Modulation [LINE OUT] Pitch Bend Range [TO HOST] Portamento • Audio data – USB Audio Interface function Portamento Time • MIDI data DSP Type [MIDI] MIDI Select MIDI Channel Local Control...
The Functions The various “Functions” let you make detailed settings for the instrument. For the Function menu, see the list on next page. [FUNCTION] button [EXIT] button [SELECT] knob Operation Select the Function menu. Press the [FUNCTION] button repeatedly to call up the desired Function menu in the upper part of the display.
The Functions Function List Function Description Backup Tuning You can fine-tune the pitch of the entire instrument in roughly 0.2 Hz steps. This lets you accurately match the keyboard pitch to that of other instruments or recorded music. Tuning doesn’t affect drum voices. Value: 427.0 Hz –...
The Functions Function Description Backup Portamento Portamento is used to create a smooth transition in pitch from one note played on the keyboard to the next one. Determines whether Portamento is applied or not. Value: ON / OFF Default: OFF Porta Time Determines the pitch transition time or rate when Portamento is applied.
The Functions Function Description Backup Local Determines whether the instrument’s keyboard controls the internal tone generator (On) or not (Off). (Local Control) “Local Control” (normally set to “On”) allows the keyboard of the instrument to “locally” control its internal tone generator, letting you directly play the internal voices from the keyboard.
However, the [LINE OUT] jack continues to output the same sound as the [PHONES] jack. CAUTION To prevent hearing loss, avoid using headphones at high volumes for extended periods of time. Stereo mini plug SHS-500 PHONES Headphones...
Audio cable Mini stereo phone plug AUX IN SHS-500 NOTICE To avoid damage to the devices, first turn on the power to the external device, then to the instrument. When turning off the power, first turn off the power to the instrument, then to the external device.
3) to “LineOut” when using the [LINE OUT] terminal. 1/4" mono phone plug LINE OUT SHS-500 Audio cable Powered speaker NOTICE • To avoid possible damage, first turn on the power to the instrument, then to the external device. When turning off the power, first turn off the power to the external device, then to the instrument.
Sending/receiving data via MIDI, gives you the following advantages. • Playing back MIDI data Purchase your favorite song data on the Yamaha website. • Recording the performance of the instrument as MIDI data When recorded as MIDI data, performances—including the sounds, pitches, note starts, duration, etc.—can be more easily edited using music production software.
A USB audio interface function is available on a computer as well. When using this function on a computer running Windows, you will need to install the Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver to your computer. For details on using a computer with this instrument, refer to the online PDF manual “Computer-related Operations”...
How to Use the Terminals NOTE • This instrument is not compatible with the Yamaha file transfer software “Musicsoft Downloader” and so cannot transfer any files. • You don’t need to set the Function “MIDI Select” setting for transmitting/receiving the audio data.
Return with the keyboard Smart device performance SHS-500 NOTICE If you are using a DAW (digital audio workstation) with this instrument, set Audio Loop Back (page to OFF. Otherwise, a loud sound may occur, depending on the settings of the computer or the application software.
TO HOST Computer SHS-500 NOTE This instrument is not compatible with the Yamaha file transfer software “Musicsoft Downloader” and so cannot transfer any files. Confirm that the icon for “USB connection” is shown in the upper right corner of the display. When the appropriate icon is shown, proceed to step 2.
MIDI cables cable SHS-500 NOTE This instrument is not compatible with the Yamaha file transfer software “Musicsoft Downloader” and so cannot transfer any files. Confirm that the icon for “MIDI connection” is shown in the upper right corner of the display. When the appropriate icon is shown, proceed to step 2.
How to Use the Terminals MIDI transmit channel, Local control You can specify the MIDI channel to transmit the MIDI data (page 4), and set the on/off status for the Local Control (page 4) via the Functions.
Troubleshooting When the instrument is turned on or off, a popping sound is temporarily produced. This is normal and indicates that the instrument is receiving electrical power. When using a mobile phone, noise is produced. Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the instrument may produce interference. To prevent this, turn off the mobile phone or use it further away from the instrument.
Use the specified adaptor only (refer to the Specifications in the Owner’s Manual). If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. Sound input via the [AUX IN] jack isn’t produced from the built-in speaker of the instrument, or it is too low.
USB cable. When using Bluetooth connection, make sure not to connect any other device with a USB cable. Check that the smart device is compatible with the app “Chord Tracker” on the Yamaha website: https://www.yamaha.com/kbdapps/ USB cable connection doesn’t work.
Voice List Select a Voice with the [SELECT] knob. Voice Display Saw Lead 1 SawLead1 SawLead2 Saw Lead 2 Quack Lead QuackLd BriteDcy Bright Decay Square Lead SquareLd UndrHeim Under Heim Analogon Analogon SynBrass Synth Brass E.Piano Electric Piano DX Electric Piano DXPiano E.Guitar Electric Guitar...
Voice List Drum Kit List The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than the keyboard Note # and Note. For example, in “House Kit,” the “Kick T9 5” (Note #48/Note C2) corresponds to MIDI (Note #36/Note C1).
Voice List Keyboard MIDI 1 org 127-000-65 127-000-88 0 org 127-000-64 127-000-87 Note# Note Note Note# Note Note House Kit Power Kit Tom T9 5 Tom Power 5 C# 3 C# 2 Crash T9 Crash Cymbal Acoustic 1 Tom T9 6 Tom Power 6 D# 3 D# 2...
Voice List Keyboard MIDI 1 org 127-000-65 127-000-88 0 org 127-000-64 127-000-87 Note# Note Note Note# Note Note House Kit Power Kit Snare Break Vox ALK F# 6 F# 5 Snare Fx Kick Fx Hammer : No sound...
Voice Parameters Parameter Description Octave For shifting the pitch of the keyboard up or down by one octave. Octave affects only notes played after pressing the button. It does not affect notes that are already playing when it is pressed. Setting value: -2 –...
Effect List Select the desired effect with the [EFFECT] selector then set its value with the [EFFECT CONTROL] knob. Effect Description FILTER Filter shapes the sound by allowing only a specified range of frequencies to pass and/or by producing a resonance peak at the “cutoff”...
Effect List Effect Description REVERB Adds the ambience of a club or concert hall to the sound. The higher the value, the greater the effect. Selecting another Voice resets the effect depth value you have set. Setting value: 0 – 127 Reverb Setting value...
Effect List DSP Type List DSP Type Display Description Dist.1 Distortion 1 Adds an “edgy” distortion to the sound. For powerful guitar sound of Rock and Blues, it is an indispensable effect. There are two different types (Distortion 1 and 2). Turn the Dist.2 Distortion 2 Knob to adjust the degree of the distortion effect.