Yamaha Pro IV Series Operating Manual
Yamaha Pro IV Series Operating Manual

Yamaha Pro IV Series Operating Manual

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  • Page 2 IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM Connecting the Plug and Cord IMPORTANT: The wires in mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: GREEN-AND-YELLOW : EARTH BLUE : NEUTRAL BROWN : LIVE As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN and YELLOW must be...
  • Page 3: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE : The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct 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 4: Important Safety Instructions

    – Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same type. Outlets for Speakers – Connect speakers of 2A or less of totals. Do not connect other products except speakers. – Consult Yamaha service technician when using the outlets outside the purchased area.
  • Page 5 Με την παρούσα, η Yamaha, δηλώνει ότι η ασύρµατη κάρτα LAN, µοντέλο WD05740 συµµορφώνεται µε τις απαραίτητες απαιτήσεις και τις λοιπές σχετικές διατάξεις της οδηγίας 1999/5/ΕΚ. Con la presente Yamaha dichiara che questa sche da LAN senza filo, modello WD05740 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
  • Page 6 If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 FOR U.S.A.
  • Page 7 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
  • Page 8 Verbraucherinformation zur Sammlung und Entsorgung alter Elektrogeräte und benutzter Batterien Befinden sich diese Symbole auf den Produkten, der Verpackung und/oder beiliegenden Unterlagen, so sollten benutzte elektrische Geräte und Batterien nicht mit dem normalen Haushaltsabfall entsorgt werden. In Übereinstimmung mit Ihren nationalen Bestimmungen und den Richtlinien 2002/96/EC und 2006/66/EC, bringen Sie alte Geräte und benutzte Batterien bitte zur fachgerechten Entsorgung, Wiederaufbereitung und Wiederverwendung zu den entsprechenden Sammelstellen.
  • Page 9 Informazioni per gli utenti sulla raccolta e lo smaltimento di vecchia attrezzatura e batterie usate Questi simboli sui prodotti, sull'imballaggio, e/o sui documenti che li accompagnano significano che i prodotti e le batterie elettriche e elettroniche non dovrebbero essere mischiati con i rifiuti domestici generici. Per il trattamento, recupero e riciclaggio appropriati di vecchi prodotti e batterie usate, li porti, prego, ai punti di raccolta appropriati, in accordo con la Sua legislazione nazionale e le direttive 2002/96/CE e 2006/66/CE.
  • Page 11 Piano International Sales Division, YAMAHA Corporation The source code will be provided at no charge; however, we may require you to reimburse Yamaha for the cost of delivering the source code to you. The source code download is also available on the following website;...
  • Page 12 Important Precautions Read the following before operating the Disklavier. Warning • Do not locate the Disklavier in a place subject to excessive heat, low temperatures, or direct sunlight. This could be a fire hazard and may damage the finish and internal parts. •...
  • Page 13 Exclusion of Liability for Loss of Data Yamaha assumes no liability for the loss of any profits incurred as a result of the loss or corruption of any saved data on the HDD, for any loss or damage caused by or...
  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents CHAPTER Getting Started Items Supplied with the Disklavier ...1 Names of Parts and Their Functions ...1 Setting Up the Disklavier...11 Preparing the Pocket Controller ...15 Initial Settings of the Pocket Controller ...16 Basic Precautions for Using Floppy Disks and CDs ...19 Available File Format and Structure of Data in the Removable Media ...20...
  • Page 15 CHAPTER Other Settings Skipping the Blank Part at the Beginning of a Song...62 Inactivating the Key Movement During Playback ...62 Using Timer Play...62 Tuning the Tone Generator (MasterTune) ...64 Applying an Effect to Your Voice (Vocal Harmony)...64 Preparing for Use of Foot Controls/Switches ...66 Hooking Up AV Equipment ...68 Setting Up the Disklavier for Audio Data Reception/Transmission ...68...
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    CHAPTER Getting Started Items Supplied with the Disklavier Make sure the following items are supplied with your Disklavier: • Media Center (1) • Installation kit for the Media Center (1 set) • Monitor speaker (2)* • Installation kit for the monitor speaker (1 set)* •...
  • Page 17 Certain USB storage devices may not function properly with the Disklavier PRO/Mark IV Series. For a list of compatible products, please visit www.yamaha.com/ disklavier. CHAPTER 1: Getting Started J VOL –/+ (volume) buttons Adjusts the overall volume. (Song Select, Fast Reverse/Fast Forward) buttons Pressing the button selects a song.
  • Page 18 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started I/O Center — Front — A OUTPUT jacks L/(L+R): Accepts speaker cord from the left Monitor speaker*. R: Accepts speaker cord from the right Monitor speaker*. B TO MEDIA CENTER port Accepts the cable from the Media Center. C OMNI IN (L/R) Multi-purpose input jacks Accept the RCA cords from the audio output of an external CD player, etc.
  • Page 19 — Left side — M AC inlet Accepts the power cable from the Power Supply unit. — Right side — O DIGITAL OUT jack Accepts the coaxial cable from the digital audio input of an AV amplifier or mixer, etc. P TO PIANO jacks Accept the cords from the Central Signal Processor.
  • Page 20: Power Supply Unit

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Central Signal Processor — Front — TO PD TO MD TO PS A TO PD terminal Accepts the power cord from the Pedal Drive (PD) unit. B TO MD terminal Accepts the power cord from the Motor Drive (MD) unit.
  • Page 21 — Right side — F TO DRIVE terminal Accepts the power cord from the Key Drive (KD) unit. G TO CSP terminal Accepts the power cable from the Central Signal Processor (CSP). CHAPTER 1: Getting Started...
  • Page 22 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Pocket Controller — Front — A Touch screen → pg. 3 “Tapping with the stylus pen” in “Quick Guide”. B Charge indicator (amber) Lights up when the Pocket Controller is being charged. The indicator goes out when charging is completed.
  • Page 23 — Rear — N Security eyelet Accepts an anti-theft cord. O Speaker P Battery compartment lid — Top/Left side — S Stylus pen For operating the touch screen. T CF card slot Holds the CF wireless LAN card. U Stereo headphone jack For future use.
  • Page 24 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Cradle A AC adaptor jack Accepts the AC adaptor. B I/O port Accepts the I/O port on the Pocket Controller. C ONE TOUCH button (→ pg. 73 “Assigning a Specific Function to the ONE TOUCH Button”)
  • Page 25 Monitor Speakers* * Only for models supplied with the Monitor speakers. — Front — A Woofer unit B LOW/HIGH volume controls Adjust the base/treble sound volume. C Power indicator Lights up while the speaker is turned on. — Rear — F POWER switch Turns the monitor speaker on/off.
  • Page 26: Setting Up The Disklavier

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Setting Up the Disklavier Installing the Media Center Screw the supplied screws into the nuts. Hang the Media Center. Tighten the screws to secure the Media Center. Nuts Screws (M5 x 16) (supplied) Leave 5 mm of the shank.
  • Page 27 Installing the Monitor Speaker (only for models supplied with the Monitor speakers) Attach the hanger to the bottom. Slant installation Hanger (supplied) Connect the speaker cord to the INPUT LINE2 phone jack. (→ pg. 13 “Wiring the Disklavier”) Hang the Monitor Speaker to the bracket. Screw the thumbscrews to secure the Monitor Speaker.
  • Page 28 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Wiring the Disklavier Media Center Power Supply unit SWITCHED AC OUTLET 2A 480VA TOTAL Monitor speaker (left) INPUT PARALLEL LINE2 LINE2 (+4dB) (+4dB) Note: This connection is necessary only for models supplied with the Monitor speakers. Note: The location of each unit differs depending on the model.
  • Page 29 Central Signal Processor TO PD TO MD AC power adaptor AC power cord AC OUTLET 2A 480VA AC IN AC OUTLET 2A 480VA TOTAL To AC wall outlet Power cable* RCA cords* Note: Be sure to connect the Power Supply unit’s power cable to an AC wall outlet after all other connections are done.
  • Page 30: Preparing The Pocket Controller

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Preparing the Pocket Controller Remove the card slot protector, and then insert the supplied CF wireless LAN card into the CF card slot. Set the battery replacement switch to the [REPLACE BATTERY] position. NORMAL OPERATION REPLACE BATTERY Put the rechargeable battery into the battery compartment.
  • Page 31: Initial Settings Of The Pocket Controller

    Initial Settings of the Pocket Controller The following functions are available to control the Disklavier remotely. Set up a variety of useful functions to your preference. Title Bar [PRC-100 Menu] icon Task Bar (→ pg. 19) [PRC-100 Menu] screen Tip: Tap on ([PRC-100 Menu] icon) to return to the [PRC-100 Menu] screen.
  • Page 32 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Tap on [Hour]/[Minutes] time. Tap on [Time format] select the desired format. Tap on , and then on [AM] or [PM], if necessary. Tap on the [Date] button, and then tap on current date on the mini- calendar that appears.
  • Page 33 3 Tap on The [Main] screen appears after approximately three minutes. 4 Reset the Pocket Controller. (→ “Resetting the Pocket Controller” below) Resetting the Pocket Controller When rebooting cannot be performed or the Pocket Controller does not work correctly even after rebooting, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 34: Basic Precautions For Using Floppy Disks And Cds

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Description of the Task Bar The task bar is always displayed at the bottom of the screen to show various information and status of the Pocket Controller. Tapping on the icon shows the respective setup screen, etc. Shows the function menus such as [Reboot], etc.
  • Page 35: Available File Format And Structure Of Data In The Removable Media

    Loading and Ejecting a Floppy Disk Loading Push the disk until it clicks into place. Floppy disk drive on the Media Center Ejecting Press the eject button on the Media Center. Eject button Access lamp Note: Do not eject the floppy disk while the access lamp is flashing or lit.
  • Page 36 CHAPTER 1: Getting Started Notes on the limitation of the compatible file format • SMF format 0: For playback and recording. • SMF format 1: For playback only. • E-SEQ: For playback and overwrite recording. • The name of the SMF file should have an extension as “.MID”...
  • Page 37: Song Playback Features

    CHAPTER Song Playback Features Searching Songs You can search songs in the I/O center of the Disklavier. Searching songs Tap on in the [Main] screen. Search Result List screen Tap on Enter the search word in the [Word] box. (→ pg. 35) Select the desired target source, and then tap on Song search starts.
  • Page 38 CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Playing the song found Tap on the desired song in the Search Result Song List screen. Press to start playback. Playing all songs in the search result Tap on the desired search result in the Search Result List screen.
  • Page 39: Changing The Playback Tempo

    Changing the Playback Tempo This could be useful, for example, when listening carefully to a piano part at slow tempo, and also when practicing a difficult piano part at slow tempo. Select the desired song. (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”) Tap on in the [Song] screen.
  • Page 40: Repeating Song Playback

    CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Repeating Song Playback This could be useful, for example, when providing non- stop background music at a party. Select the desired song. (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”) Playback options Tap on [Song] screen to show the desired playback options.
  • Page 41: Playing Back Only The Desired Piano Part

    Tap on at the end of the section you want to repeat (point B). The beginning of the section is located and playback stops. Tap on the Repeat mode button repeatedly to select the desired mode. : When point B is reached, the beginning of the section is located and playback stops.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Volume Balance Among The Keyboard Playing, Ensemble Sound, Software Playback, And Microphone's Input

    CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Tap on the desired part to change its setting (play or mute). Each time you tap on the part, its setting changes as follows showing the status with the color of the part icon: Play (green) Note: Blank part contains no sound and you cannot change the...
  • Page 43: Temporarily Changing The Voice Of A Track

    Tap on To cancel this operation, tap on Tap on , and then on the destination list (album) if necessary. Tap to cancel the selection. Tap on Tap on after the completion message appears. Note: If necessary, change the order of the songs in the lists (albums).
  • Page 44 CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Tap on the desired track number to be edited in the track list. Tap on [Voice]. The voice list screen appears. Group name Voice name Tap to close the list. Selected track Tap on the desired voice name. Tip: You can also select the desired voice by specifying the voice number.
  • Page 45: Editing Tracks

    Editing Tracks You can edit the existing ensemble tracks to your preference by using the following options. [Mix Track]: This could be useful for saving tracks by mixing two tracks. [Move Track]: This could be useful for changing the voice by moving a track.
  • Page 46 CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Tap on the desired edit track option button ( [Mix Track] screen [Move Track] screen [Copy Track] screen , or Destination track button Tap to cancel editing. Tap on the destination track button. The destination track selection screen appears. Tap to cancel selection.
  • Page 47 Delete Track Perform steps 1 thru 5 in “Editing Tracks (Mix/Move/Copy Track)”. Tap on Tap to cancel editing. Tap on Tap on after the completion message appears. Transpose Track Perform steps 1 thru 5 in “Editing Tracks (Mix/Move/Copy Track)”. (→ pg. 30) Tap on Tap on the key change button.
  • Page 48: Checking And Modifying The Song Information

    CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Tap on to adjust the transposition value, and then tap on Tip: The track can be transposed in half-step keys up or down (–60 to +60). Tap on Tip: To transpose all the tracks, tap on the selected track button.
  • Page 49 Checking and Modifying the Song Information (Song-Tag screen) You can modify the following information of the selected song: [Song Title]: Modifies the title of the song. [Rate]: Modifies the arbitrary rating by changing the number of the star icons. [Comment]: Modifies your comment. Select the desired song.
  • Page 50 CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Entering Characters 1 Slide the front panel of the Pocket Controller to show the keyboard. 2 Press a key to enter the corresponding letter. Keys Will enter lowercase letters on respective keys. (Shift) Will shift the mode to enter “UPPERCASE” letters or lowercase letters when the Caps lock key is active.
  • Page 51: Presetting Playback Control Options For Each Song

    Presetting Playback Control Options for Each Song You can customize the manner of playback for each song in advance. [Piano Part Ch L]: Selects the desired channel ([01] thru [16]) to which you assign the left-hand part or not ([##]). [Piano Part Ch R]: Selects the desired channel ([01] thru [16]) to which you assign the right-hand part or not...
  • Page 52: Smartkey™ Playback

    CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features SmartKey™ Playback The SmartKey feature of your Disklavier is a unique application of Yamaha’s patented “Guide” system technology and compatible with SmartKey software. With the SmartKey software, non-players can play simple melodies by following the guidance of the prompt key without a written music book.
  • Page 53: Adding Disklavier Accompaniment To Commercial Cd Songs (Pianosmart)

    Tap on the desired part to change its setting (guide, normal play, or mute). Each time you tap on the part, its setting changes as follows showing the status with the color of the part icon: → Guide Normal play (orange) (green) Adding Disklavier...
  • Page 54: Copying Song File From A Personal Computer To The Disklavier

    CHAPTER 2: Song Playback Features Copying Song File from a Personal Computer to the Disklavier You can copy song files from a Windows or Macintosh computer to a special folder on the Disklavier called [FromToPC] and then play them on the Disklavier. Note: Copy-protected files, such as demonstration songs, cannot be copied to the [FromToPC] folder.
  • Page 55 For Mac OS X 10.3 or later Click the [Finder] icon in the dock and then open [Network]. Connect the computer to the Disklavier. Open [Dkv] and click the [Dkv******] icon inside to start the connection process. In the first window that comes up, select [FromToPC] from the mini- menu within the window and click [OK].
  • Page 56: Piano Playing Features

    CHAPTER Piano Playing Features Playing the Disklavier along with the Internal Metronome The beats of the metronome help you play the Disklavier with a steady tempo. The tempo, the meter (beat), and the volume of the click can be adjusted. Note: The [Tempo] value indicates the number of beats in a minute, and one beat represents a quarter...
  • Page 57: Adding Expressive Effect To Your Play

    Tap on [SplitPoint], and then press to select a note as the split point (within the range from [A-1] to [C7]) if necessary. The selected note and notes lower than that note are assigned to the left-hand part, and the notes higher than that are assigned to the right-hand part.
  • Page 58: Adding Chords To A Melody Line (Harmony Mode)

    CHAPTER 3: Piano Playing Features For Joint articulation 1 Press the desired key to be jointed with the next key. 2 Depress and hold the sostenuto pedal, and then press another key in a certain interval. The first note leads to the second one by added glissando between them.
  • Page 59: Applying Reverb Effects To The Digital Piano

    Playing the Disklavier in Harmony Mode Activate Quiet or Headphone Mode. (→ pg. 16 “Basic Piano Playing” in “Quick Guide”) Tap on in the Information Area. Tap on to activate Harmony Mode. Each time you tap on , Harmony Mode is activated or inactivated alternately.
  • Page 60: Recording

    CHAPTER Recording Recording a New Song A song that you play on the Disklavier can be recorded in the [User Library] and the recorded song can be easily played back. Furthermore, you can select and exclusively record the desired part. Tap on in the [Main] screen.
  • Page 61: Quick Recording

    Quick Recording With the simple operation of the buttons on the Media Center, you can quickly start recording. The new song will be recorded as the last song of the last album in the [User Library] by following the procedure below. Press on the Media Center.
  • Page 62: Video Synchronized Recording

    CHAPTER 4: Recording Tap on , and then on Tap on the desired part ( , or setting (to be recorded/overwritten). Each time you tap on the part, its setting changes as follows showing the status with the color of the part icon: Not record (white)/Not overwrite (green) ↔...
  • Page 63 Tap on to turn the video synchronization on. Each time you tap on synchronization turns on and off alternately. Tap on the desired option ([Sync Level] or [Offset]), and then press to adjust its value. To cancel the adjustment, press Press (select button) to set the value.
  • Page 64: Cd Synchronized Recording

    CHAPTER 4: Recording CD Synchronized Recording You can record a Disklavier piano performance in the [User Library] along with the playback of songs on commercial CDs. Once you record a song to the end with this feature, the played back song on the CD is automatically copied to the [CD Library].
  • Page 65 Black: Recorded track Gray: Blank track With white background: Track assigned to a piano part Underlined: Track assigned to a rhythm part Tap on the track number to be overwritten in the track list. Tip: After tapping on a track number, you can select tracks by pressing Tap on [Voice], and then the desired voice.
  • Page 66: Overdubbing An Existing Part

    CHAPTER 4: Recording Overdubbing an Existing Part You can overdub* a track (part) in an existing song. * The existing and new performances will be mixed when you play back an overdubbed song. Select a song to be overdubbed. (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”) Tap on , and then...
  • Page 67: Recording Songs Based On Measures And Beats (Metronome Mode Recording)

    Recording Songs Based on Measures and Beats (Metronome Mode Recording) There are two recording modes available for the Disklavier: Time Mode (recording mode based on the elapsed playing time) and Metronome Mode. Once you record songs in Metronome Mode, you can start overwriting recordings synchronized with the beats of the internal metronome over the recorded songs.
  • Page 68: Quantize Function

    CHAPTER 4: Recording Quantize Function This function is used to compensate for slight inaccuracies in the playing data (the length of a note and the timing of the key stroke). A measure is equally divided into a certain number of sections (4, 6, 8, 12, and 16 sections) and the key strokes are fit exactly into the sections.
  • Page 69: Changing The Default Tempo

    Changing the Default Tempo You can change the default tempo of a recorded song afterward. When you change the tempo, note that the current tempo is overwritten by the new one. Select the song to be overwritten (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”), and then tap on Tap on Set up the overwritten part (track) and...
  • Page 70: Recording A Song As Audio Data

    CHAPTER 4: Recording Recording a Song as Audio Data A song that you play on the Disklavier and the audio input from the MIC/LINE IN jack can be recorded in the [User Library] as audio data (WAVE file). Tap on in the [Main] Screen.
  • Page 71: Recording A Song As Midi And Audio Data

    Press to start recording, and then start playing the Disklavier. Recording starts. [Audio Recording] icon Press to stop recording. To play back the recorded song, press Note: You can record a song as audio data only when making a new recording. Note: Metronome Mode recording (→...
  • Page 72 CHAPTER 4: Recording Tap on The red part will be recorded. To select the part to record Tap on the desired part ( ) to change its setting (record or not). (→ pg. 45) To record the ensemble part Tap on and select the voice.
  • Page 73: Creating A Song Library

    CHAPTER Creating a Song Library The following functions listed in the Function Menu are useful for organizing the contents in the song libraries ([PianoSoft Library], [CD Library], [Download Library], [From/To PC], and [User Library]) as well as [Play Lists]. (→ pg. 27 “Utilizing the Play Lists”) Note: Be sure to read “album”...
  • Page 74: Renaming An Album

    CHAPTER 5: Creating a Song Library Renaming an Album This function is available except for [Download Library] and [From/To PC]. Select the desired album (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”), and then tap on Tap on Tap on , rename the album (→...
  • Page 75: Making Copies Of The Entire Contents In A Medium Or Song Library

    Copying an Album: — only when [FD] is selected as the source Tap on , and then on the destination source in the list that appears, and then go to step 4. E-SEQ (Piano1) format conversion When a song is saved in this format, the song can be played back on all Disklaviers.
  • Page 76: Deleting Songs Or Albums

    CHAPTER 5: Creating a Song Library Deleting Songs or Albums This function is available for all song libraries and [Play Lists]. Select the desired song or album (→ pg. 12 “Selecting a Song” in “Quick Guide”), and then tap on Tap on To cancel deletion, tap on Tap on...

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