Yamaha CLAVINOVA CVP-501 Owner's Manual

Yamaha CLAVINOVA CVP-501 Owner's Manual

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CVP-509 / 505 / 503 / 501
Owner's Manual
Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Clavinova!
We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can fully take advantage of the advanced
and convenient functions of the instrument.
We also recommend that you keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.
Before using the instrument, be sure to read "PRECAUTIONS" on pages 6-7.
—Check your power supply—
Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified on the name plate on the
bottom panel. In some areas a voltage selector may be provided on the bottom panel of the main
keyboard unit near the power cord. Make sure that the voltage selector is set for the voltage in your area.
The voltage selector is set at 240V when the unit is initially shipped. To change the setting use a "minus"
screwdriver to rotate the selector dial so that the correct voltage appears next to the pointer on the panel.
For information on assembling the keyboard stand, refer to the instructions at the end of this manual.


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  • Page 1 CVP-509 / 505 / 503 / 501 Owner's Manual Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Clavinova! We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can fully take advantage of the advanced and convenient functions of the instrument.
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be cor- rect at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

  • Page 4: Welcome To Clavinova

    The Sound of Full Concert Grand Piano – Pure CF Sampling This instrument features samples from Yamaha's most renowned full concert grand piano, the CFIIIS, and employs meticulous processing and adjustment of each sample to achieve an extraordinarily realistic grand piano sound.
  • Page 5 Play Along with Song Data Chapter 4 Songs Playing Back Songs ...page 59 Play along with a Song data, and fill out your solo performance with the sounds of an entire band or orchestra. Enjoy a wide variety of songs — commercially available music data or preset songs. Guide function ...page 64 The key guide lamps are also helpful in learning and practicing, since they indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should...
  • Page 6 If any liquid such as water seeps into the instrument, turn off the power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. • Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
  • Page 7: Saving Data

    If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician. 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 8: Notices And Information

    • This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all com- puter software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings.
  • Page 9: Included Accessories

    GS was developed by the Roland Corporation. In the same way as Yamaha XG, GS is a major enhancement of the GM specifically to provide more Voices and Drum kits and their variations, as well as greater expressive control over Voices and effects.
  • Page 10: About The Manuals

    Online Materials (Downloadable from the web) The following instructional materials are available for downloading from the Yamaha Manual Library. Access the Yamaha Manual Library, then enter your model name (CVP-509, for example) in the Model Name area to search the manuals.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Welcome to Clavinova Notices and Information...8 Included Accessories...9 About the Manuals...10 Panel Controls Starting Up Powering Up...14 Using the Music Rest...15 Using Headphones ...16 Changing the Display Language ...17 Adjusting the Contrast of the Display CVP-503 CVP-501 Showing the Owner Name in the Opening Display...18 Playing the Demos...18 Display-based Controls ...20 The Messages Shown in the Display ...23...
  • Page 12: Panel Controls

    Panel Controls A-1 B-1 C0 D0 E0 F0 G0 A0 B0 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 [USB TO DEVICE] terminal ...Page 106 For connecting a USB storage device. [MASTER VOLUME] control ...Page 15 Adjusts the overall volume.
  • Page 13 & º B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 A6 B6 C7 Key cover Page 14 I/O connectors Page 99 Key cover Page 14 I/O connectors Page 99 ¡...
  • Page 14: Starting Up

    Starting Up Powering Up Connect the power cable. First insert the plug of the power cable into the AC connector on the instrument, then plug the other end of the cable into the proper AC outlet on the wall. CVP-509/505 CVP-503/501 Open the key cover.
  • Page 15: Using The Music Rest

    Adjust the volume. While playing the keyboard, adjust the volume level by using the [MASTER VOLUME] located at the left of the panel. After you use the instrument, press the power switch to turn the power off. The screen and the power indicator turn off. Close the key cover.
  • Page 16: Using Headphones

    CVP-501 First pull the music rest up and toward yourself as far as it will go, flip down the two metal supports at the left and right on the rear of the music rest, then lower the music rest so that it rests on the metal supports. To lower the music rest, first pull the music rest toward yourself as far as it will go, raise the two metal supports, then gently lower the music rest backward until it is all the way down.
  • Page 17: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the Display Language This determines the language used in the display for messages, file names, and character input. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] → [J] UTILITY → TAB [E][F] OWNER Use the [4 ▲▼]/[5 ▲▼] buttons to select the desired language. Adjusting the Contrast of the Display You can adjust the contrast of the display by turning the [LCD CONTRAST] knob located to the left of the display.
  • Page 18: Showing The Owner Name In The Opening Display

    Showing the Owner Name in the Opening Display You can have your name appear in the opening display (the display that appears when the power is turned on). Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] → [J] UTILITY → TAB [E][F] OWNER Press the [I] (OWNER NAME) button to call up the Owner Name display.
  • Page 19 Press the [7 ▲▼]/[8 ▲▼] (SKIP OVERVIEW) buttons in the Demo display to call up the specific Demo menu. Press one of the [A] – [D] buttons to show a specific Demo. Pressing the [E] button returns to the display of step 2. The sub menus are shown at the bottom of the display.
  • Page 20: Display-Based Controls

    Display-based Controls The LCD provides comprehensive at-a-glance information on all current settings. The displayed menu can be selected or changed by the controls around the LCD. [A] – [E] buttons (see below) [DIRECT ACCESS] button (page 23) [1 ▲▼] – [8 ▲▼] buttons [A] –...
  • Page 21 TAB [E][F] buttons These buttons are used mainly to change the Pages of displays that have “tabs” at the top. [1 ▲▼] – [8 ▲▼] buttons The [1 ▲▼] – [8 ▲▼] buttons are used to make selections or adjust settings (up or down correspondingly) for functions shown directly above them.
  • Page 22 [DATA ENTRY] dial and [ENTER] button Depending on the selected LCD display, the [DATA ENTRY] dial can be used in the following two ways. • Selecting files (Voice, Style, Song, and so on) When one of the File Selection displays (page 26) is shown, you can use the [DATA ENTRY] dial and the [ENTER] button to select a file (Voice, Style, Song, and so on).
  • Page 23: The Messages Shown In The Display

    The Messages Shown in the Display A message (information or confirmation dialog) sometimes appears on the screen to facilitate operation. When the message appears, simply press the appropriate button. Instant Selection of the Displays — Direct Access With the convenient Direct Access function, you can instantly call up the desired display —...
  • Page 24: Main Display Configuration

    Main Display Configuration The display that appears when the power is turned on is the Main display. The Main display shows the current basic settings such as the currently selected Voice and Style, allowing you to see them at a single glance. The Main display is the one you’ll usually see when you play the keyboard.
  • Page 25 TEMPO/BAR/BEAT Displays the current position (tempo/bar/beat) in Style playback or Song playback. USB Audio information (CVP-509/505/503) Displays information for the selected audio file (file name, time, etc.) While recording, a “REC” indication appears. Registration Sequence Appears when the Registration Sequence (page 82) is active. NOTE For detailed information about the Registration Sequence, refer to the...
  • Page 26: File Selection Display Configuration

    File Selection Display Configuration The File Selection display is for selecting Voice, Styles, and other data. The File Selection display appears when you press one of the VOICE or STYLE category selection buttons, SONG [SELECT] button, etc. Location (drive) of data PRESET Location where pre-programmed (preset) data is stored.
  • Page 27: Entering Characters

    Closing the current folder and calling up the next highest level folder In the PRESET display, several data (files) are contained together in a folder. You can also organize your original data in the USER/USB display by creat- ing several new folders (page 69). To close the current folder and call up the next highest level folder, press the [8 ▲] (UP) button.
  • Page 28 (kana-kan) ...Hiragana and Kanji, marks (full size) • (kana) ...Katakana (normal size), marks (full size) • (kana) ...Katakana (half size), marks (half size) • • ...Alphabet (capital and small letters, full size), numbers (full size), marks (full size) • ...Alphabet (capital and small letters, half size), num- bers (half size), marks (half size) Use the [DATA ENTRY] dial to move the cursor to the desired position.
  • Page 29: Restoring The Factory-Programmed Settings

    This procedure backs up all data stored in USER drive (except Protected Songs) and all settings including Internet Direct Connection settings. For maximum data security Yamaha recommends that you copy or save your important data to a USB storage device. This provides a convenient backup if the internal memory is damaged.
  • Page 30: Perform The Piano Songs By Clavinova

    Perform the piano songs by Clavinova Here, we’ll call up and play the piano voice. You can play the piano voice using the pedals or metronome. One-touch Piano Play This convenient, easy-to-use feature completely and automatically reconfigures the entire instrument for optimum piano performance. No matter what settings you’ve made from the panel, you can instantly call up the piano settings by a single button press.
  • Page 31: Setting The Touch Sensitivity Of The Keyboard

    Setting the touch sensitivity of the keyboard You can adjust the touch response of the instrument (how the sound responds to the way you play the keys). This setting does not change the weight of the keyboard. The touch sensitivity type becomes the common setting for all Voices. Call up the operation display.
  • Page 32: Using The Pedals

    Using the Pedals The instrument features three pedals. CVP-509/505 Right Pedal Center Pedal Left Pedal • Right Pedal (Damper Pedal) This pedal performs the same function as the damper pedal on an actual acoustic piano, letting you sustain the sound of the Voices even after releasing the keys. The right pedal can be used to control the half pedal effect.
  • Page 33: Using The Metronome

    Using the Metronome The metronome provides a click sound, giving you an accurate tempo guide when you practice, or letting you hear and check how a specific tempo sounds. Press the [METRONOME ON/OFF] button to start/stop the metronome. Adjusting the Metronome Tempo Press the TEMPO [-]/[+] button to call up the pop-up tempo setting display.
  • Page 34: Enhancing The Acoustic Realism Of The Sound (Iafc) Cvp-509

    The optimal iAFC effect cannot be obtained if this speaker is blocked. NOTE iAFC uses Yamaha’s EMR (Electronic Microphone Rotator) technology to ensure stability against acoustic feed- back.
  • Page 35 If you’ve set the depth of SPATIAL EFFECT to a value other than 0, press the [I] (MIC CALIBRATION) button to call up the calibration display. The MIC CALIBRATION display appears. In this display, you can adjust the sensitivity and response of iAFC so that the optimal iAFC effect will be obtained.
  • Page 36: Maintenance

    Maintenance ■ Instrument and Bench Maintenance • When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth. CAUTION Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths. If you are using a model with a polished finish, gently remove dust and dirt with a soft cloth. Do not wipe too hard since small particles of dirt can scratch the instrument's finish.
  • Page 37: Voices – Playing The Keyboard

    Voices – Playing the keyboard – Playing Preset Voices Selecting a Voice (RIGHT 1) and playing the keyboard Press one of the [A]/[B]/[F]/[G] (RIGHT 1) buttons on the Main display. Make sure that the PART ON/OFF [RIGHT1] button is also turned on. If it is turned off, the right-hand part will not sound.
  • Page 38: Playing Two Voices Simultaneously

    Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons to select the desired Voice. To call up the other display pages, press one of the [1 ▲] – [5 ▲] buttons or press the same VOICE button again. To listen to the demo phrases for each Voice Press the [8 ▼] (DEMO) button to start the Demo for the selected Voice.
  • Page 39: Playing Different Voices With The Left And Right Hands

    Playing Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands Make sure that the PART ON/OFF [RIGHT 1] and/or [RIGHT 2] buttons are turned on. Press the PART ON/OFF [LEFT] button to turn it on. Press one of the VOICE category selection buttons to call up the Voice Selection display for the Left part.
  • Page 40: Voice Types

    Voice Types • Voice Characteristics The Voice type and its defining characteristics are indicated above the Voice name—Live!, Cool!, Sweet!, etc. For detailed explanation, refer to the Reference Manual. In this section, only MegaVoice and Super Articulation Voices (SA and SA2) are explained.
  • Page 41 • SA2 Voices (S. Articulation2!) (CVP-509) Mainly for wind instrument Voices, a special Yamaha technology called AEM has been used, which features detailed samples of special expressive techniques used on those specific instruments—to bend or slide into notes, to “join” different notes together, or to add expressive nuances at the end of a note, etc.
  • Page 42: Transposing The Pitch Of The Keyboard

    Transposing the Pitch of the Keyboard The TRANSPOSE [-]/[+] buttons transpose the overall pitch of the instrument (the keyboard sound, Style playback, Song playback, and so on) in semitone steps. Press the [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the transpose value to 0. Default Pitch setting By default, the reference pitch of the entire instrument is set to 440.0 Hz, and the scale to equal temperament.
  • Page 43: Adding Articulation Effects To Super Articulation Voices

    Adding Articulation Effects to Super Articulation Voices With the center/left pedals, you can add articulation effects and characteristic instrument performance sounds to your playing. When you select a SA or SA2 Voice, the function of center and left pedals are switched to control articulation effects.
  • Page 44: Applying Voice Effects

    Applying Voice Effects The instrument features a sophisticated multi-processor effect system which can add extraordinary depth and expression to your sound. Call up the operation display. [DIRECT ACCESS] → [EXIT] Select the desired part for which you want to add effects. CVP-509/505/503 CVP-501 Press the [VOICE EFFECT] button to call up the VOICE EFFECT...
  • Page 45 Use the [1 ▲▼], [3 ▲▼] – [5 ▲▼] and [I] buttons to apply effects to the Voices. [1 ▲▼] LEFT HOLD This function causes the LEFT part Voice to be held even when the keys are released. Non- decaying Voices such as strings are held continu- ously, while decay-type Voices such as piano decay more slowly (as if the sustain pedal has been pressed).
  • Page 46: Creating Your Original Organ Flutes Voices

    Creating Your Original Organ Flutes Voices The instrument uses advanced digital technology to recreate the legendary sound of vintage organs. Just as on a traditional organ, you can create your own sound by increasing and decreasing the levels of the flute footages. Press the [ORGAN FLUTES] button.
  • Page 47: Advanced Features

    Press the [I] (PRESETS) button to call up the Organ Flutes Voice Selection display. Use the TAB [E E E E ][F F F F ] buttons to select the location to which your Organ Flutes Voice will be saved. Press the [6 ▼] (SAVE) button to call up the Save display.
  • Page 48: Styles – Playing Rhythm And Accompaniment

    Styles – Playing Rhythm and Accompaniment – Playing Only the Rhythm Channels of a Style Rhythm is one of the most important parts of a Style. Try to play the melody along with just the rhythm. You can sound different rhythms for each Style. Keep in mind, however, that not all Styles contain rhythm channels.
  • Page 49: Playing A Style With The Auto Accompaniment

    Press the STYLE CONTROL [START/STOP] button to play back the rhythm channels. Try playing the keyboard along with the rhythm. To stop the rhythm, press the STYLE CONTROL [START/STOP] button again. Playing a Style with the Auto Accompaniment Select a Style (steps 1 – 2 on page 48). Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn on the Auto Accompaniment.
  • Page 50 Style Characteristics The Style type and its defining characteristics are indicated on the Preset Style icon. • Pro (P): These Styles provide professional and exciting arrangements combined with perfect playability. The resulting accompaniment exactly follows the chords of the player. As a result, your chord changes and col- orful harmonies are instantly transformed into lifelike musical accompani- ment.
  • Page 51 Chords For users who are unfamiliar with chords, this handy chart features common chords for your quick reference. Since there are many useful chords and many different ways to use them musically, refer to commercially available chord books for further details. Major Minor Changing the Chord Fingering Type...
  • Page 52: Operating Style Playback

    Operating Style Playback To Start/Stop Playing • [START/STOP] button Style starts playing back as soon as the [START/STOP] but- ton is pressed. To stop playback, press the button again. • [SYNC START] button This puts the Style playback in “standby.” The Style starts playing back when you press any note on the keyboard (when [ACMP ON/OFF] is off) or you play a chord with your left hand (when [ACMP ON/OFF] is on).
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Tempo

    Changing Pattern Variation (Sections) During Style playback Each Style features four different Main sections, four Fill-in sections and a Break section. By using these sections effectively, you can easily make your performance sound more dynamic and professional. The section can be freely changed while the Style is playing back.
  • Page 54: Calling Up The Panel Settings To Match The Style (Repertoire)

    Calling up the Panel Settings to Match the Style (Repertoire) The convenient Repertoire function automatically calls up the most appropriate panel settings (Voice number, etc.) for the currently selected Style. Before using the Repertoire function, you need to import Music Finder records (see instructions on page 73).
  • Page 55: Appropriate Panel Settings For The Selected Style (One Touch Setting)

    Appropriate Panel Settings for the Selected Style (One Touch Setting) One Touch Setting is a powerful and convenient feature that automatically calls up the most appropriate panel settings (Voices or effects, etc.) for the currently selected Style, with the touch of a single button. If you’ve already decided which Style you wish to use, you can have One Touch Setting automatically select the appropriate Voice for you.
  • Page 56 Confirming the One Touch Setting contents You can check the information of the One Touch Setting [1] – [4] assigned to currently selected Style. In the Style Selection display, press the [7 ▲] (OTS INFO.) button to call up the Information display. Press the [F] (CLOSE) button to close the Information display.
  • Page 57: Turning Style Parts On/Off And Changing Voices

    Turning Style Parts On/Off and Changing Voices A Style contains eight channels: RHY1 (Rhythm 1) – PHR2 (Phrase 2) below. You can add variations and change the feeling of a Style by selectively turning channels on/off as the Style plays. Style channels •...
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Volume Balance Between The Style And Keyboard

    Adjusting the Volume Balance Between the Style and Keyboard You can adjust the volume balance between Style playback and the sound you play on the keyboard. Call up the Main display. [DIRECT ACCESS] → [EXIT] (CVP-509/505/503) The Balance display is indicated at the bottom of the Main display.
  • Page 59: Songs – Playing, Practice And Recording Songs

    Songs – Playing, Practice and Recording Songs – Playback of Songs You can play back the following types of Songs. • Preset Songs (in the PRESET Page of the Song Selection display) • Your own recorded Songs (see page 66 for instructions on recording) •...
  • Page 60 Press the SONG [PLAY/PAUSE] button to start playback. Queuing the next Song for playback While a Song is playing back, you can queue up the next Song for playback. This is convenient for chaining it to the next Song smoothly during stage performance.
  • Page 61 • Prot. 1: Indicates Preset Songs saved to the User tab display and Disklavier Piano Soft Songs. These cannot be copied/moved/saved to external devices. • Prot. 2 Orig: Indicates Yamaha-protection-formatted Songs. These cannot be copied. These can be moved/saved only to the User drive and USB storage devices with ID.
  • Page 62: Displaying Music Notation (Score)

    Displaying Music Notation (Score) You can view the music notation (score) of the selected Song. We suggest that you read through the music notation before starting to practice. Select a Song (steps 1 – 4 on page 59). Press the [SCORE] button to call up the Score display. You can look through the entire notation by using the TAB [E][F] buttons when the Song playback is stopped.
  • Page 63: Displaying Lyrics (Text)

    Displaying Lyrics (Text) When the selected Song contains lyric data, you can view it on the instrument’s display during playback. Select a Song (steps 1 – 4 on page 59). Press the [LYRICS/TEXT] button (CVP-509/505/503) / [LYRICS] button (CVP-501) to call up the Lyrics display. When the Song data contains lyrics data, the lyrics are shown on the display.
  • Page 64: Turning Song Channels On/Off

    Turning Song Channels On/Off A Song consists of 16 separate channels. You can independently turn each channel of the selected Song playback on or off. Press the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] button once or twice to call up the CHANNEL ON/OFF (SONG) display. Use the [1 ▲▼] –...
  • Page 65: Repeat Playback

    Other guide functions There are additional functions in the Guide features, for practicing the tim- ing of playing the keys (Any Key mode) or for Karaoke. [FUNCTION] → [B] SONG SETTING → [A]/[B] GUIDE MODE For more information, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. Repeat Playback The Song Repeat functions can be used to repeatedly play back a Song or a specific range of measures in a Song.
  • Page 66: Recording Your Performance (Quick Recording)

    Recording Your Performance (Quick Recording) You can record all parts of your performance at once or each part (right-hand, left- hand and Style playback) independently. This is an effective practice tool, allowing you to easily compare your own performance to the original song you are practicing. Before starting recording, make the desired panel settings for your keyboard performance —...
  • Page 67 Save the recorded performance as a Song. Press the [SONG SELECT] button to call up the Song Selection display. The recorded Song can be saved in the Song Selection display. Refer to “Saving Files” on page 68 for instructions. Multi Track Recording A Song consists of 16 separate channels.
  • Page 68: Saving Files

    Saving Files This operation lets you save your original data (such as Songs you’ve recorded and Voices you’ve edited) to a file. The explanations here apply when you save your recorded performance as a Song file. In the file selection display, select the appropriate tab (USER or USB) to which you want to save the data by using the TAB [E E E E ][F F F F ] buttons.
  • Page 69: File Management

    File Management If you’ve saved a lot of files to a USB flash memory or USER drive, it may be difficult to find the desired file quickly. To make it easier to find the files you want, you can organize your files in folders, rename the files, delete unnecessary files, etc. These operations are done in the File Selection display.
  • Page 70 Renaming Files/Folders This operation lets you rename files/folders. Call up the display containing the file/folder you want to rename. Press the [1 ▼] (NAME) button. The pop-up window for the Rename operation appears at the bottom of the display. Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons corresponding to the desired file/folder.
  • Page 71: Deleting Files/Folders

    Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons corresponding to the desired file/folder. To cancel the selection, press the same [A] – [J] button again. Press the [6 ▼] (ALL) button to select all files/folders indicated on the current display including the other pages. To cancel the selection, press the [6 ▼] (ALL OFF) button again.
  • Page 72 Advanced Features Refer to the Reference Manual on the website, Chapter 4. Editing Music Notation settings: Editing Lyrics/Text display settings (CVP-509/505/503): Using the Auto Accompaniment Features with the Song Playback: Song Playback related parameters: • Keyboard and Vocal Practice Using the Guide Function: •...
  • Page 73: Music Finder – Calling Up Ideal Setups (Voice, Style, Etc For Each Song

    Loading panel settings from the website As a factory default, some sample records (panel settings) are provided in the Music Finder. By downloading many panel settings from Yamaha website and importing them to the instrument, you can use the Music Finder function more conveniently and effectively.
  • Page 74 Use the TAB [E][F] buttons to call up the USB display containing the panel settings file downloaded from the website. Press the button which corresponds to the file to display the message for selecting REPLACE/APPEND of the panel settings. Press the [F] (REPLACE) button to delete all records currently in the instrument and replace them with the records of the selected file.
  • Page 75: Selecting The Desired Song From Among The Panel Settings

    Selecting the Desired Song from among the Panel Settings Press the [MUSIC FINDER] button to call up the MUSIC FINDER display. In the ALL display, all the records are shown. Shows the song title and information of the Style assigned to the panel settings.
  • Page 76: Searching The Panel Settings

    Searching the Panel Settings You can search the records by specifying a song name or keyword, using the Search function of the Music Finder. From the ALL page of the MUSIC FINDER display, press the [6 ▲] (SEARCH 1) button to call up the Search display. Enter the search criteria.
  • Page 77: Registering The Song/Audio Data (Song/Audio)

    Registering the Song/Audio data (SONG/AUDIO) By registering the Song/Audio data saved in various places (Song Selection display: page 59; USB Audio Selection display (CVP-509/505/503): page 84) into Music Finder, the instrument can call up song data easily from the song title. Display the Song data.
  • Page 78 Let’s connect the instrument to the Internet, and press the [J] (MUSIC FINDER+) button on the MUSIC FINDER display! For more details about this service, refer to the following website. http://services.music.yamaha.com/musicfinder/ Advanced Features Refer to the Reference Manual on the website, Chapter 5.
  • Page 79: Setups

    Registration Memory – Saving and Recalling Custom Panel Setups – Registering Your Panel Setups Set up the panel controls (such as Voice, Style, effects, and so on) as desired. Refer to the separate Data List for a list of parameters that can be registered with the Registration Memory function.
  • Page 80: Saving The Registration Memory As A Bank File

    Press one of the REGISTRATION MEMORY [1] – [8] buttons to which you wish to memorize the panel setup. The memorized button becomes red, which indicates the number button contains data and its number is selected. About the lamp status •...
  • Page 81: Recalling A Registered Panel Setup

    Recalling a Registered Panel Setup The saved Registration Memory Bank files can be recalled by using the REGIST BANK [-]/[+] buttons or the following procedure. Press the REGIST BANK [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to call up the REGISTRATION BANK Selection Display. Press one of the [A] –...
  • Page 82 Advanced Features Refer to the Reference Manual on the website, Chapter 6. Disabling recall of specific items: Calling up Registration Memory numbers in order: CVP-509/505/503/501 Owner’s Manual [FUNCTION] → [E] REGIST SEQUENCE/FREEZE/ VOICE SET → TAB [E][F] FREEZE [FUNCTION] → [E] REGIST SEQUENCE/FREEZE/ VOICE SET →...
  • Page 83: Audio Files

    USB Audio (CVP-509/505/503) – Playback and Recording Audio Files – Playing Back Audio Files Try playing back audio files from USB flash memory on this instrument. File formats that can be played back .wav 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo .mp3 44.1/48.0 kHz sample rate, 64-320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono/stereo...
  • Page 84 Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons corresponding to the file you want to listen to. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Playback display (AUDIO PLAYER display). Press the [2 ▲▼] (F/ II) button to play back. CVP-509/505/503/501 Owner’s Manual CAUTION Never attempt to disconnect the...
  • Page 85 Playback-related Operations You can stop, pause, select, rewind, and forward by using the [1 ▲▼] – [6 ▲▼] buttons. Moreover, you can set the REPEAT mode by pressing the [7 ▲] button and adjust the volume by pressing the [7 ▼] button. •...
  • Page 86: Recording Your Performance As Audio

    Recording Your Performance as Audio Try recording your performance as audio data (WAV file) to a USB flash memory. For example, you can record an ensemble performance of guitar and keyboard together or record yourself singing along with song playback by connecting a guitar, microphone or other device to the instrument.
  • Page 87 Check the information of the USB flash memory as a record- ing destination On the display of step 4, press the [E] (PROPERTY) button to check the number of the USB flash memory device, memory size of the device, avail- able recording space on the device, and available time for recording.
  • Page 88: Basic Procedure

    Mixing Console – Editing the Volume and Tonal Balance – Basic Procedure Press the [MIXING CONSOLE] button to call up the MIXING CONSOLE display. Use the TAB [E E E E ][F] buttons to call up the desired page. For details about each display Page, refer to the Reference Manual on the website.
  • Page 89 Press the [MIXING CONSOLE] button repeatedly to call up the MIXING CONSOLE display for the relevant parts. The part name is indicated at the top of the display. Song, Style, MIC (CVP-509/505/503), Keyboard parts (Left, Right 1, 2) Rhythm 1, 2, Bass, Chord 1, 2, Pad, Phrase 1, 2 Song channels 1 –...
  • Page 90: Changing Voices And Adjusting Panning/Volume For Each Part

    Changing Voices and Adjusting Panning/Volume for Each Part You can change the Voice and adjust panning and volume for each keyboard part, Style channel or Song channel. Changing the Voice for each part Same operation as in the “Basic Procedure” on page 88. In step 2, select VOL/VOICE tab.
  • Page 91 Adjusting Panning/Volume for each part Same operation as in the “Basic Procedure” on page 88. In step 2, select VOL/VOICE tab. Press the [D] (or [I]) button to select the PANPOT parameter or press the [E] (or [J]) button to select the VOLUME parameter. PANPOT VOLUME Use the [1 ▲▼] –...
  • Page 92: Applying Effects To Each Part

    Applying Effects to Each Part Same operation as in the “Basic Procedure” on page 88. In step 2, select EFFECT tab. Use the [C]/[D]/[E] buttons to select the desired effect. • REVERB: Reproduce the warm ambience of playing in a concert hall or jazz club. •...
  • Page 93: Adjusting The Overall Volume Using The Master Compressor

    Adjusting the Overall Volume Using the Master Compressor Compressor is an effect commonly used to limit and compress the dynamics (softness/loudness) of an audio signal. For signals that vary widely in dynamics, such as vocals and guitar parts, it “squeezes” the dynamic range, effectively making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer.
  • Page 94 Saving Master Compressor Settings The Master Compressor settings you have edited on page 93 can be saved as the User Compressor type. Press the [I] (SAVE) button to enter the USER MASTER COMPRESSOR display. Select the destination to which the User Master compressor is to be stored, by using the [3 ▲▼] –...
  • Page 95: Directly To The Internet

    Internet. This section provides the overview of the Internet Direct Connection. For specific instructions on connecting and Internet-related terms, refer to the Internet Connection Guide, which can be downloaded from the Yamaha Manual Library website. NOTE Only the special website can be opened when the instrument is directly connected to the Internet.
  • Page 96: Connection Examples

    Enter your model name (CVP-509, for example) in the Model Name area, then click “Search.” Click “Internet Connection Guide” from Search Results. Connection Examples • Connection example 1: Connecting by cable (using a LAN cable) Modem* No router capability *Here, “modem” refers to an ADSL modem, optical network unit (ONU) or cable modem. •...
  • Page 97: Operations In The Special Website

    Operations in the Special Website After connecting the instrument to the internet, use these operations to take advantage of Internet services directly from the instrument. Following Links By using the [DATA ENTRY] dial and [ENTER] button, you can follow links and navigate through the website.
  • Page 98 Monitoring the Internet Connection Status The messages and icons at the bottom right of the Internet display indicate the current Internet connection status. Message The following three messages are displayed according to the loading status of the web page. Disconnected.: This appears when the instrument is not connected with the Internet.
  • Page 99: Using Your Instrument With Other Devices

    Connections – Using Your Instrument with Other Devices – CVP-509/505 CVP-503/501 CVP-509 Only Front (keyboard side) CAUTION Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the power of all the components. Also, before turning any components on or off, make sure to set all volume levels to minimum (0).
  • Page 100: Connecting Audio Devices

    Connecting Audio Devices Using External Audio Devices for Playback You can connect a stereo system to amplify the instrument’s sound by using the AUX OUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks. When using the CVP-509/505/503, the microphone or guitar sound connected to the instrument’s [MIC./LINE IN] jack is output at the same time.
  • Page 101: Connecting An External Monitor Cvp-509 Cvp-505

    Connecting an External Monitor By connecting with a television using the [VIDEO OUT] jack of the instrument, the lyrics (Lyrics)/text (Text) on the instrument's display can be shown on the television. For CVP-509, the instrument can be connected with the external monitor also by the [RGB OUT] terminal.
  • Page 102: Connecting A Microphone Or Guitar Cvp-509 Cvp-505 Cvp-503

    Connecting a Microphone or Guitar By connecting a microphone or guitar to the [MIC./LINE IN] jack (standard 1/4" phone jack), you can enjoy singing along with your own performance or playing guitar along with Song playback. The instrument outputs your vocals or guitar sounds through the built-in speakers.
  • Page 103 Applying Effects to Your Voice You can also apply various effects to your voice. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] → [G] MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY Use the [2 ▲▼] – [7 ▲▼] buttons to turn the effect on/off. [2 ▲▼]/ TALK Turning TALK on lets you temporarily cancel [3 ▲▼]...
  • Page 104 Press the [H] button to call up the Vocal Harmony selection display. Select a Vocal Harmony type by using the [A] – [J] buttons. Turn the [ACMP ON/OFF] button on. Play and hold down chords in the left-hand section of the keyboard or play back a Song which contains chord data, as you sing along with it.
  • Page 105: Connecting A Footswitch/Foot Controller

    Connecting a Footswitch/Foot Controller Optional footswitches (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) and an optional Foot controller (Yamaha FC7) can be connected to the [AUX PEDAL] jack. A footswitch can be used for switching functions on and off, while a foot controller controls continuous parameter such as volume.
  • Page 106: Connecting A Usb Storage Device

    • USB hub The instrument does not necessarily support all commer- cially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot guarantee oper- ation of USB devices that you purchase. Before purchasing a USB device for use with this instrument, please visit the fol- lowing web page: http://music.yamaha.com/download/...
  • Page 107: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Internet By using the [LAN] or [USB TO DEVICE] terminal, you can connect the instrument to the Internet. For instructions on connecting, refer to page 96 and Internet Connection Guide downloadable from the Yamaha website. CVP-509/505 CVP-503/501 CVP-509/505/503/501 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 108: Connecting To A Computer

    NOTE You can also use the MIDI IN/OUT terminals to connect to a computer. In this case, a MIDI interface (such as the Yamaha UX16) is needed. For more information, refer to the owner’s manual of the MIDI interface. CVP-503/501 NOTE •...
  • Page 109: Connecting External Midi Devices

    MIDI settings: CVP-509/505 CVP-503/501 MIDI IN [FUNCTION] → [I] MIDI → [8 ▼] EDIT CVP-509/505/503/501 Owner’s Manual NOTE For a general overview of MIDI and how you can effectively use it, refer to “MIDI Basics” (downloadable from the Yamaha website).
  • Page 110: Basic Procedure

    Utility – Making Global Settings – Basic Procedure Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] → [J] UTILITY Use the TAB [E E E E ][F F F F ] buttons to call up desired page. • CONFIG 1 General settings such as Fade in/out time, Metronome sound, Tap Tempo sound, etc.
  • Page 111: Cvp-509/505: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    CVP-509/505: Keyboard Stand Assembly CAUTION • Assemble the stand on a flat floor with ample space. • Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the correct direc- tion. Please assemble in accordance with the sequence given below. •...
  • Page 112 Attach B and C to A. 1 Align parts B and A so that the protrusion fits into the hole. 2 Fix the bottom surface of the unit using two long screws. Attach the parts, pressing B onto A so that the two fit tightly together.
  • Page 113 Connect the pedal cord. 1 Insert the pedal cord plug into the pedal connector. Insert the plug with the arrow-printed side facing front (toward the keyboard side). If the plug will not go in easily, do not force it. Double-check the orientation of the plug, then try again.
  • Page 114: Cvp-503: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    CVP-503: Keyboard Stand Assembly CAUTION • Assemble the stand on a hard and flat floor with ample space. • Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the correct direc- tion. Please assemble in accordance with the sequence given below. •...
  • Page 115 Fix A. 1 Center A to produce equal clearance on the left and right sides. 2 Use 6 x 16 mm short screws to secure A from the front. Connect the pedal cord. 1 Insert the pedal cord plug to the pedal connector from the front.
  • Page 116: Cvp-501: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    CVP-501: Keyboard Stand Assembly CAUTION • Assemble the stand on a hard and flat floor with ample space. • Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the correct direc- tion. Please assemble in accordance with the sequence given below. •...
  • Page 117 Mount A. CAUTION • Fingers can become pinched between A and rear or side pan- els, be extra careful so as not to drop A. • Do not hold the keyboard in any position other than the position shown in the illustration. Be sure to place your hands at least 10 cm from either end of A when positioning it.
  • Page 118: Installing The Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) (Cvp-509/505)118

    Installing the Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) (CVP-509/505) The floppy disk drive can be installed to the bottom of the instrument by using the included floppy disk drive case and screws. For a list of optional floppy disk drives available for this instrument, see “Optional Accessories” (page 127). Have a Phillips-head (+) screwdriver of the appropriate size ready.
  • Page 119: Handling The Floppy Disk Drive (Fdd) And Floppy Disks

    • To maintain the disk drive in optimum working order Yamaha recom- mends that you use a commercially-available dry-type head cleaning disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask your Yamaha dealer about the availability of proper head cleaning disks.
  • Page 120: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Overall A click or pop is heard when the power is turned on or off. Noise is heard from the instrument’s speakers. In the LCD display, there are some black points (unlit) or white points (always lit). There is a slight difference in sound quality among different notes played on the keyboard.
  • Page 121 Voice The Voice selected from the Voice Selection display does not sound. A strange “flanging” or “doubling” sound occurs. The sound is slightly different each time the keys are played. Some Voices will jump an octave in pitch when played in the upper or lower registers.
  • Page 122 USB Audio function (CVP-509/505/503) The message “This drive is busy now.” appeared, and then the recording was aborted. Audio files cannot be selected. Recorded file is played back at a different volume compared to when it was recorded. Mixing Console The sound seems strange or different than expected when chang- ing a rhythm Voice (drum kit, etc.) of the Style or Song from the Mixer.
  • Page 123: Panel Button Chart

    Panel Button Chart No..Corresponds to the number in the “Panel Controls” on page 12. Button/Control ...Indicates the button/controller that you should use at first for entering the corresponding function. Display ...Indicates the display title (and tab title) called up by operating the button/controller. Reference Manual ...“●”...
  • Page 125: Specifications

    Specifications Size/Weight Width [in the case of a model with a polished finish] Height Without Music Rest [in the case of a model with a With Music Rest polished finish] Depth Without Music Rest [in the case of a model with a With Music Rest polished finish] Weight...
  • Page 126 Voices Preset Number of Voices Super Articulation 2 Super Articulation Mega Voices Natural! Voices Sweet! Voices Cool! Voices Live! Voices Organ Flutes! Custom Voice Set Compatibility GS (For Song Playback) Effects Types Reverb Chorus Mono/Poly iAFC Master Compressor Master EQ Part EQ Part Dual/Layers (Right...
  • Page 127 * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 128: Index

    Index Symbols ] (PLAY/PAUSE) ... 60 ](REW)... 61 Numerics ▲▼ ▲▼ ] – [8 ] buttons ... 21 1-16 ... 72 [A] – [J] ... 20 A-B Repeat ... 65 ACMP ON/OFF ... 49 ADD TO FAVORITE... 78 ADD TO MF ... 77 AEM Technology...
  • Page 129 Input jack ... 100 INPUT VOLUME... 102 INTERNET... 95 Internet Connection Guide ... 10 Internet Direct Connection... 95 INTRO ... 52 Key cover ... 14 Keyboard Part ... 39 LAN terminal... 96 Language ... 17 LEFT... 39 LEFT HOLD... 45 Left Pedal ...
  • Page 130 Sheet music brace ... 15 SIGNAL lamp ... 102 Song Creator... 72 Song Record (Music Finder) ... 74 SONG SELECT ... 59 SONG SETTING ... 72 Sostenuto Pedal... 32 SPATIAL EFFECT ... 34 Specifications ... 125 Split Point ... 39, 58 START/STOP ...
  • Page 131 The followings are the titles, credits and copyright notices for fifty seven (57) of the songs pre-installed in this instrument (CVP-509/505/ 503): Alfie Theme from the Paramount Picture ALFIE Words by Hal David Music by Burt Bacharach Copyright © 1966 (Renewed 1994) by Famous Music Corporation International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved All Shook Up Words and Music by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley...
  • Page 132 In The Mood By Joe Garland Copyright © 1939, 1960 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., New York Copyright Renewed International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved Used by Permission Isn’t She Lovely Words and Music by Stevie Wonder © 1976 JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC. and BLACK BULL MUSIC c/o EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.
  • Page 133 (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Words and Music by Steve Cropper and Otis Redding Copyright © 1968, 1975 IRVING MUSIC, INC. Copyright Renewed All Rights Reserved Used by Permission Smoke Gets In Your Eyes from ROBERTA Words by Otto Harbach Music by Jerome Kern ©...
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  • Page 136 Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM Connecting the Plug and Cord IMPORTANT.
  • Page 137 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
  • Page 138 Yamaha Home Keyboards Home Page http://music.yamaha.com/homekeyboard/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2009 Yamaha Corporation WR05330 911MWAP5.2-04D0 Printed in China...

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