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Yamaha Clavinova CVP-105 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
IMPORTANT
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.

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual IMPORTANT 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.
  • Page 2: 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 3 • Always save data to a floppy disk frequently, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 4: Floppy Disk

    Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha Clavinova! We recommend that you read this manual care- fully so that you can fully take advantage of the advanced and convenient functions of the Clavinova. We also recommend that you keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.
  • Page 5: Features Of The Clavinova

    Features of the Clavinova Large, Easy-to-use LCD Display The large LCD (together with the various panel buttons) provides comprehensive and easy-to-un- derstand control of the Clavinova’s operations (page 16). Wealth of Rich, Realistic Voices The Clavinova has a wide variety of authentic and dynamic voices, including 224 original voices (195 voices on the CVP-105), 6 Organ Flute voices (CVP-109/107/700), 480 XG voices, and 13 drum/ SFX kits (12 kits on the CVP-105).
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 1: Getting Ready About This Manual Handling the Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) and Floppy Disks Setting Up the Clavinova Music Stand ... 10 Key Cover ... 10 Lid (CVP-700 only) ... 11 Turning the Power On and Off ... 11 Panel Controls and Terminals Playing the Demo Songs CHAPTER 2:...
  • Page 7 Using Style Files About the Yamaha Style File Format ... 105 Loading Styles from a Disk ... 105 Playing Loaded Style Files ... 107 CHAPTER 6: Registrations Using Registrations (Registering and Recalling Panel Setups) Storing a Panel Setup ... 108 Recalling the Registered Panel Settings ...
  • Page 8: About This Manual

    1: Getting Ready CHAPTER About This Manual This section explains the notation conventions that are used throughout this manual. Square brackets [ ] Square brackets enclose the names of panel buttons, sliders, and connectors as they appear on your Clavinova. For example, the DEMO button is expressed as [DEMO] in this manual.
  • Page 9: Handling The Floppy Disk Drive (Fdd) And Floppy Disks

    Yamaha recommends 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. Never open or close the key cover while a disk is extending from the drive (i.e.
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Clavinova

    Setting Up the Clavinova Music Stand CVP-109 CVP-109 Key Cover CVP-109 Be careful to avoid catching your fingers when opening or closing the cover. CVP-109 CVP-109/107/105/700 To raise the music stand: Z Pull the stand up and toward yourself as far as it will go. X Flip down the two metal supports at the left and the right on the rear of the music stand.
  • Page 11: Lid (Cvp-700 Only)

    (CVP-700 only) Turning the Power On and Off POWER CONTRAST VOLUME MASTER ACMP/SONG VOLUME VOLUME To open the lid: Raise the music stand as described in “Music Stand” on page 10. Raise and hold the right side of the lid (viewed from the keyboard end of the instrument).
  • Page 12: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Panel Controls and Terminals MIDI PC-1 PC-2 TO HOST HOST SELECT THRU MIDI CVP-109 CVP-107 EXP. VIDEO CVP-700 AUX OUT AUX IN PEDAL OUT VIDEO SELECT CVP-109 CVP-109 MIC. VOL. MIC. PHONES CVP-109 MIC/LINE CVP-107 CVP-700 Volume Section [MASTER VOLUME] ... page 23 [ACMP/SONG VOLUME ] ...
  • Page 13 SONG EASY PLAY SONG CONTROL PAUSE EXIT DIRECT ACCESS F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 A6 B6 C7 [FUNCTION] ... page 188 Guide Control Section [EASY PLAY] ...
  • Page 14: Playing The Demo Songs

    Playing the Demo Songs The Clavinova features a total of 50 demo songs: 4 feature songs, 24 special pieces showcasing the voices, and 22 pieces showcasing the styles. Listen to them all and hear what the Clavinova can do. Z Call up the Demo Play mode. Press [DEMO].
  • Page 15 (B) To listen to a voice demo, press the VOICE button corre- sponding to the desired voice category. Playback starts from the first demo song for the selected category. The lamp of the corresponding VOICE button flashes. VOICE SYNTHE- PIANO E.
  • Page 16: Basic Operation

    2: Basic Operation CHAPTER Using the LCD Display Controls You will refer to the LCD display frequently as you operate your Clavinova. This section consists of a short tutorial that will help you learn how to read the LCD display and use the related controls.
  • Page 17: Changing A Setting

    Changing a Setting There are several ways to change a function’s value. Here are two of the main ways: Using the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons Once you have selected a function, you can change its setting with the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 18: Changing A Setting In A Menu Display

    Using the LCD Display Controls Changing a Setting in a Menu Display You can use either of the methods described previously to change the current voice selection. Just press RIGHT1 VOICE and hold the button down, or use the data dial or the [+] button to scan through the options.
  • Page 19: Resetting A Function's Value

    Resetting a Function’s Value After you have changed a function’s value, you may find you want to restore its basic setting. To demonstrate this, we’ll have to look at another of the Clavinova’s displays. Press the [FUNCTION] button. SONG MIXER This button calls up one of the Clavinova’s FUNCTION displays.
  • Page 20: Displaying A Different Page

    Using the LCD Display Controls Displaying a Different Page Whereas the VOICE SELECT display change the menu selection, those of the TUNE function do not. The menu items in the FUNCTION display are not related to the TUNE function; instead, they represent different FUNCTION display pages.
  • Page 21: Using Functions In Non-Rounded Rectangles

    Using Functions in Non-rounded Rectangles In addition to the FIXED VELOCITY function, which is selected in this display, the FUNCTION [KEYBOARD 2] page has two functions in normal rectangles: KEY TOUCH and VOICE SETTING. Such functions cannot be selected; instead, pressing the corresponding LCD button changes the setting directly without selecting the function.
  • Page 22: Using The Direct Access Function

    Using the LCD Display Controls Using the Direct Access Function The last function we need to discuss is Direct Access. The [DIRECT AC- CESS] button lets you jump directly to pages with particularly useful settings. When you press [DIRECT ACCESS], the “Press a button to display corresponding settings”...
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume The Clavinova has two sliders that let you adjust the overall volume and the accompaniment or song playback volume. There are also settings that you can use to adjust the keyboard volume and the volume of each part of the automatic accompaniment or song. VOLUME MASTER ACMP/SONG...
  • Page 24: Adjusting Accompaniment Or Song Part Levels

    Track Levels” (page 120) for details. Using an Expression Pedal (CVP-109/107/700) You can control the volume of your keyboard performance with your foot, by connecting the optional Yamaha FC7 foot controller to the [EXP.PEDAL] jack of the Clavinova. CVP-109/107/105/700 CVP-109/107/700 Press the pedal down to increase the volume.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Timbre (Cvp-109/107/700)

    Adjusting the Timbre You can adjust the sound timbre of the CVP-109/107/700 using the Master Equalizer function. STYLE ROCK/ DEMO 8BEAT 16BEAT BALLAD DANCE R&B PIANIST SWING/ BALL– TRAD/ HELP JAZZ LATIN COUNTRY ROOM WALTZ DISK VOLUME CUSTOM METRONOME MASTER ACMP/SONG VOCAL MUSIC...
  • Page 26: Using The Equalizer Lock Function

    Adjusting the Timbre C Select the band to be adjusted. Select the band you wish to adjust by pressing the BAND < or > buttons. The central frequency of the selected band (expressed in Hz) is displayed by the BAND function. V Change the gain value.
  • Page 27: Using The Metronome

    Using the Metronome The Clavinova features a convenient metronome that is ideal for practicing. The procedure for setting the metronome tempo can also be used to set the playback tempo for the Auto Accompaniment (page 63) and Song (page 113) modes. METRONOME Using the Metronome You can start the metronome and set the tempo from any display, including...
  • Page 28: Changing The Metronome Settings

    Using the Metronome Changing the Metronome Settings You can change the metronome’s time signature and volume using the settings in the METRONOME page. Displaying the Metronome Settings To display the METRONOME page, press [DIRECT ACCESS], then [METRONOME]. EXIT DIRECT ACCESS The METRONOME display appears.
  • Page 29: Using The Help Mode

    Using the Help Mode The Help mode provides convenient explanations of the main functions of the Clavinova. You can select help topics from a menu displayed on the LCD, or press a button on the panel to get help information related to that control. HELP Z Call up the Help mode.
  • Page 30: Voices

    Using the Help Mode C Select a help topic. Use the left LCD buttons or the of the following eight menu items. Help Topics Basic Operations Demo Songs Voices Styles The selected menu is highlighted. Press the LCD button under ENTER to enter your selection. The first page of the selected help information is displayed.
  • Page 31: Selecting Voices

    3: Voices CHAPTER Selecting Voices The Clavinova features a wealth of rich, authentic voices, including piano, strings and brass instruments. It also features a Keyboard Percussion function that lets you play the realistic drum and percussion sounds directly from the keyboard. STYLE CONTRAST ROCK/...
  • Page 32: Selecting Voices From The Main Display

    38.) Press the [Ensemble] button to display a menu of ensemble voices. About XG Voices Yamaha’s XG format is a major new enhancement to the GM (General MIDI) System Level 1 format. It provides for more instrument sounds and variations, as well as greater expressive control over voices and effects.
  • Page 33: Organ Flutes (Cvp-109/107/700)

    Organ Flutes (CVP-109/107/700) To call up the ORGAN FLUTES display, press the [ORGAN] button and select Organ Flutes in the VOICE SELECT [ORGAN] display. With the Organ Flutes function in this display, you can select from six different kinds of organ sounds, and even create your own organ sounds by editing these voices.
  • Page 34 Selecting Voices Editing the Voice Select the desired voice for editing, then set each parameter. The ORGAN FLUTES display has two pages: [FOOTAGE] and [AT- TACK]. Press the rightmost LCD button to change between the displays. Press the PRESET button in each display to instantly return to the pre- edited voice.
  • Page 35 Making Settings in the ORGAN FLUTES [ATTACK] Display Attack footage volume and LENGTH and RESPONSE settings Select the appropriate bar in the display by pressing the CURSOR buttons, then set the volume, LENGTH, or RESPONSE by using the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons. Setting the Attack Mode Press the middle LCD button to change between the EACH and FIRST settings.
  • Page 36: Keyboard Percussion

    Selecting Voices Keyboard Percussion The Clavinova has eleven drum kits (ten on the CVP-105) and two SFX kits, found on display pages 2 and 3 of the [PERCUSSION] voice group. When one of the drum or SFX kits is selected, various drum, per- cussion, and special effect sounds are assigned to individual keys, letting you play the sounds from the keyboard.
  • Page 37 Setting the Volume of the Main Voice You can use the VOLUME function in the KEYBOARD [RIGHT1] page to change the volume of the main voice. Z Press the VOLUME button. The VOLUME function is highlighted. X Adjust the volume of the main voice. Use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to change the volume, or hold down the VOLUME button to increase the volume.
  • Page 38: Playing Two Voices Simultaneously - Dual Mode

    Playing Two Voices Simultaneously — Dual Mode The Dual mode of the Clavinova allows you to select and play two different voices simultaneously in a layer. This makes it easy to create exceptionally rich and thick tonal textures. You can also set the volume, octave, and stereo position for the second voice, and detune the second voice from the main voice to create a thicker sound.
  • Page 39: Changing The Keyboard Settings For The Second Voice

    Changing the Keyboard Settings for the Second Voice You can use the settings in the KEYBOARD [RIGHT2] display page to change the volume, octave, pan, and detune of the voice selected using the RIGHT2 VOICE function. Displaying the Second Voice Keyboard Settings Press [DIRECT ACCESS], then [DUAL].
  • Page 40: Exiting The Dual Mode

    Playing Two Voices Simultaneously — Dual Mode Setting the Stereo Position of the Second Voice The PAN function in the KEYBOARD [RIGHT2] display lets you adjust the stereo position of the second voice. Z Press the PAN button. The PAN function is highlighted. X Adjust the stereo position.
  • Page 41: Playing Two Voices On Different Sides Of The Keyboard - Split Mode

    Playing Two Voices on Different Sides of the Keyboard — Split Mode The Split mode of the Clavinova allows you to select and play two different voices with each hand. For example, you can play the bass with your left hand and the piano with your right hand. STYLE ROCK/ DEMO...
  • Page 42: Changing The Main Voice In Split Mode

    Playing Two Voices on Different Sides of the Keyboard — Split Mode Changing the Main Voice in Split Mode To change the main voice while playing in Split mode, select the RIGHT1 VOICE function then select the main voice in the normal manner. Changing the Keyboard Settings for the Left Voice You can use the settings in the KEYBOARD [LEFT] display page to change the volume, octave, and pan of the voice selected using the LEFT...
  • Page 43: Changing The Split Point

    Playing Two Voices on Different Sides of the Keyboard — Split Mode Setting the Octave of the Left Voice The OCTAVE function in the KEYBOARD [LEFT] display lets you adjust the pitch of the left voice up or down by one or two octaves. Press the OCTAVE button.
  • Page 44: Using The Dual And Split Functions Simultaneously

    Playing Two Voices on Different Sides of the Keyboard — Split Mode Z Press the SPLIT POINT button. The SPLIT function is highlighted. X Change the split point. Use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to change the split point, or hold down the SPLIT POINT button to move the split point to the right.
  • Page 45: Using The Pedals

    Using the Pedals The Clavinova has three pedals. Damper Pedal (Right) The damper 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. On the CVP-109/107/700, you can also set the damper pedal to bend the pitch of notes up or down using the RIGHT PEDAL func- tion (page 191).
  • Page 46: Reverb

    4: Reverb and Other CHAPTER Reverb Reverb is an effect that recreates the acoustic ambiance of a performance space — anything from a room in a jazz club to a concert hall. The Clavinova lets you choose from a variety of reverb effects; the CVP-109 gives you the additional option of using the high-quality Natural Reverb —...
  • Page 47: Changing The Reverb Settings

    Effects Changing the Reverb Settings You can change the reverb type and depth using the REVERB and REVERB DEPTH display pages. With the CVP-109, you can also select a Natural Reverb effect from the NATURAL REVERB page. Displaying the Reverb Settings Z Press [DIRECT ACCESS], then [REVERB].
  • Page 48 Reverb Changing the Natural Reverb Type (CVP-109) You can change the Natural Reverb type selection in the NATURAL REVERB display (page 47). Use the left LCD buttons to select the desired Natural Reverb type. You can also select a Natural Reverb type with the REVERB TYPE buttons, the data dial, or the [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 49: Changing The Reverb Type

    Changing the Reverb Type You can change the reverb type using the REVERB display (page 47). Use the REVERB TYPE or select the REVERB TYPE function and use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons. (You can also use the left and right LCD buttons to select one of the reverb types listed in the display.) The selected reverb type is highlighted.
  • Page 50 Reverb Setting the Reverb Depth for Each Part The settings in the REVERB DEPTH display (page 47) let you set the reverb depth separately for the rhythm and accompaniment parts, as well as the parts you play from the keyboard. Z Select a part.
  • Page 51: Chorus

    Chorus The Clavinova’s chorus effects let you modify the voices you play from the keyboard, adding warmth for an even richer sound. Flanger effects add pronounced modulation, for a spacy futuristic quality. You can choose from a variety of chorus and flanger effects, and set the depth of the effect added to each keyboard voice.
  • Page 52: Changing The Chorus Settings

    Chorus Changing the Chorus Settings Displaying the Chorus Settings Press [DIRECT ACCESS], then [CHORUS] to display the CHO- RUS display page. EXIT DIRECT ACCESS The LCD displays the CHORUS page. Changing the Chorus Type You can change the chorus type selection in the CHORUS page. Se- lect the chorus type using the left and right LCD buttons.
  • Page 53 Setting the Chorus Depth for Each Part The other settings in the CHORUS page let you set the chorus depth separately for each part you play from the keyboard. Z Select a part. Press LEFT, RIGHT1, or RIGHT2 to set the chorus depth for the corresponding keyboard part.
  • Page 54: Voice Effects (Cvp-109/107/700)

    Voice Effects The Clavinova has a variety of effects besides reverb and chorus that you can use to enhance the sound of the voices or create wild, special effects. The CVP-109/107/700 features two complete effect systems, which you can apply individually to any of the voices you play from the keyboard.
  • Page 55: Changing The Effect Settings

    If the lamp does not light, neither effect system has been assigned to the part in question. Check the PART function settings (page 57). If the lamp lights but the sound of the voice does not change, the effect depth may have been set to 0. Check the effect depth settings (page 57). To turn an effect off, select the part that uses that effect in the main display and press [EFFECT] again.
  • Page 56: Changing The Effect Type

    Voice Effects (CVP-109/107/700) Changing the Effect Type You can change the effect type selection for one of the effect systems in the appropriate EFFECT display (page 55). Select an effect type using the EFFECT TYPE function and use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons. You can also use the left and right LCD buttons to select one of the effect types listed in the display screen.
  • Page 57: Setting The Effect Depth

    Setting the Affected Part You can use the PART function in each EFFECT display to select the key- board part that is to be affected by the corresponding effect system. To change the part affected by one of the effect systems, display the EFFECT page for that system, then press the LCD button under PART.
  • Page 58: Voice Effects (Cvp-105)

    Voice Effects The Clavinova has a variety of effects besides reverb and chorus that you can use to enhance the sound of the voices or create wild, special effects. You can adjust the depth of the effect as desired. STYLE DEMO 8BEAT 16BEAT...
  • Page 59 The LCD displays the EFFECT page that was used most recently. X Use the PAGE [<] and [>] buttons to switch between the EF- FECT pages. Changing the Effect Type You can change the effect type selection in the first EFFECT page (page 4 of the display).
  • Page 60 Voice Effects (CVP-105) Varying the Effect Each of the Clavinova’s effect types has a variation that can be se- lected using the VARIATION function in the first EFFECT page (page 4 of the display). To vary the effect produced by the selected effect type, press the LCD button under VARIATION.
  • Page 61: Accompaniment Styles

    5: Accompaniment Styles CHAPTER Selecting Accompaniment Styles The Clavinova has a wide variety of musical “styles” that you can use for simple percussion accompaniment, or as the basis of a fully orchestrated accompaniment — including bass and rhythm parts — using the Auto Accompaniment feature (page 69).
  • Page 62: Select A Style

    Selecting Accompaniment Styles X Select a style. Select the desired style by pressing the appropriate left or right LCD button. PAGE You can also select a style using the data dial, the [–] and [+] buttons, or the STYLE buttons. Some STYLE SELECT displays consist of more than one page.
  • Page 63: Playing The Accompaniment Styles

    Playing the Accompaniment Styles You will use the AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT buttons and the START/ STOP buttons to select style variations and control style playback. AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT ACMP ON INTRO MAIN A Varying the Style Each of the Clavinova’s styles has four variations, corresponding to the AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT buttons labeled as [MAIN A], [MAIN B], [MAIN C], and [MAIN D].
  • Page 64: Starting The Accompaniment Style

    Playing the Accompaniment Styles To change the variation while the style is playing, press the button corresponding to the new variation. The button’s lamp flashes as the Clavinova plays the fill-in pattern. Generally speaking, the Clavinova will start the fill-in pattern soon after you press the button.
  • Page 65: Tap Start

    Synchronized Start This method lets you start the style by simply playing a note or chord on the keyboard. Z Set the Synchronized Start function. If necessary, select a variation as described on page 63, then press the [SYNCHRO] button. START/STOP FADE IN/OUT...
  • Page 66 Playing the Accompaniment Styles Adding an Introduction This function lets you embellish the start of a tune by adding an intro- duction. Z Set the introduction pattern. Select the variation to play the intro pattern as described on page 63, then press the [INTRO] button.
  • Page 67: Stopping The Accompaniment Style

    Fading In This function lets you gradually fade in the volume of the style. You can set the Fade In function at any time before you start the style, and use it in combination with any start method (including the Introduction function). Z Press the [FADE IN/OUT] button.
  • Page 68 Playing the Accompaniment Styles The Clavinova will play one of three ending patterns, depending on the main pattern that is currently playing, as shown below. Ending Patterns Pattern Ending A Ending B Ending C/D [MAIN C] or [MAIN D] Press [ENDING] a second time while the ending pattern is playing to produce a ritardando (gradually slowing) effect.
  • Page 69: Playing With The Auto Accompaniment

    Playing with the Auto Accompaniment The Clavinova includes a sophisticated Auto Accompaniment system that can provide automated rhythm, bass and chord backing for your performance in 157 different styles (147 styles on the CVP-107/700; 135 on the CVP-105), as well as 35 different types of piano-only accompaniment.
  • Page 70: Starting The Auto Accompaniment

    Playing with the Auto Accompaniment Starting the Auto Accompaniment You may want to select an accompaniment mode (page 71) before you start playing. If the accompaniment mode is set to your liking, you can start the Auto Accompaniment as follows: Z Select a style.
  • Page 71: Changing The Auto Accompaniment Settings

    Changing the Auto Accompaniment Settings You can change the accompaniment mode (which selects the chord indication method), the split point, and other Auto Accompaniment set- tings in the ACCOMPANIMENT MODE display page. Displaying the Auto Accompaniment Settings Press [DIRECT ACCESS], then [ACMP ON]. EXIT DIRECT ACCESS The ACCOMPANIMENT MODE display appears.
  • Page 72 Playing with the Auto Accompaniment Accompaniment Modes Single Finger To control the Auto Accompaniment, press one, two, or three keys in the left range of the keyboard (below and including the split point), fol- lowing the rules described below. Play the melody in the right range along with the Auto Accompaniment.
  • Page 73: Full Keyboard

    Chords in Fingered 1 mode The chord types below can be played in Fingered 1 mode. For a fin- gering chart showing all chords in the example key of C, see page 15 of the Reference Booklet. • Major • Sixth [6] •...
  • Page 74 Playing with the Auto Accompaniment Using the Synchronized Stop Function The SYNCHRO STOP function in the ACCOMPANIMENT MODE display automatically stops the Auto Accompaniment when you’re not holding down any keys to the left of the split point. Press the SYNCHRO STOP button to turn the function on. The SYNCHRO STOP function is highlighted, and the [SYNCHRO] lamp lights.
  • Page 75 Getting Help With Chords The CHORD ASSIST function in the ACCOMPANIMENT MODE display uses the keyboard guide lamps to show you appropriate fingerings for chords. Z Turn the Chord Assistance function on. Press the CHORD ASSIST button. The CHORD ASSIST display appears, and the accompaniment mode automatically changes to Fingered 1.
  • Page 76 Playing with the Auto Accompaniment V Enter the chord type. Use the TYPE The TYPE function is highlighted, and the type changes. When the TYPE function is highlighted, you can also use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons to select a chord type. The following chord types can be specified in the display: Major [Maj] Minor [m]...
  • Page 77: Adjusting Individual Part Levels

    Adjusting Individual Part Levels The Clavinova has five accompaniment parts: Rhythm, Bass, Chord, Pad, and Phrase. This part forms the basis of the accompaniment. The Rhythm RHYTHM part usually plays one of the drum kits. The Bass part uses voices appropriate to each style, including BASS acoustic bass and synth bass.
  • Page 78 Playing with the Auto Accompaniment C Set the volume level. Use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to adjust the volume level. You can also increase the level by holding down the button you used to select the part. You can set the volume of the highlighted part to 0 by pressing and quickly releasing its button.
  • Page 79: Other Auto Accompaniment Functions

    Other Auto Accompaniment Functions The Clavinova has many other features and functions that make the use of the Auto Accompaniment even more convenient and enjoyable. With these functions you can easily select panel settings to suit a certain type of music, have the Clavinova play harmony to your melody line, or program Auto Accompaniment changes in advance so you can concentrate on playing the keyboard.
  • Page 80 Other Auto Accompaniment Functions X Sort the list, if necessary. Press the SORT button to switch the highlighted setting between STYLE and A–Z. When STYLE is highlighted, the menu list is sorted by style, and a panel setup that uses the currently selected style is highlighted. When A–Z is highlighted, the menu is sorted alphabetically.
  • Page 81: Accompaniment Assistance

    B Turn off the Music Database. When you’re done using the Music Database setup, press the [MU- SIC DATABASE] button again. The [MUSIC DATABASE] lamp turns off, and the panel settings you were using before you accessed the Music Database are re- stored.
  • Page 82 Other Auto Accompaniment Functions X Move the cursor to the entry point. The display shows each measure as a horizontal line with 8th-note divisions. The number of each measure is shown to the left of the line. Previously entered data is indicated by a thick line segment. Previously entered data Measure number Use the CURSOR <...
  • Page 83 The names of the selected style and variation (or fill-in pattern) are shown at the top the display. Style name B Set the entered data. When you have entered chord and style control data, press the SET button. A thick line segment appears at the cursor position to indicate that the data has been recorded, and the cursor automatically moves to the next position.
  • Page 84 Other Auto Accompaniment Functions Advanced Accompaniment Assistance Here are some other things you can do with Accompaniment Assist- ance data. Changing Part Volumes You can program volume changes for the Auto Accompaniment parts. Used judiciously, these can help you create professional-sounding dy- namic changes in your performance.
  • Page 85 Other Accompaniment Assistance Functions Page 2 of the ACMP ASSIST display contains some useful functions that help you to enter Accompaniment Assistance data more efficiently. ALL DELETE function To delete all of the Accompaniment Assistance data and start from scratch, press the ALL DELETE button. An “Are you sure?” message is displayed.
  • Page 86 Other Auto Accompaniment Functions X Turn on the Auto Accompaniment. Press the [ACMP ON] button. The [ACMP ON] lamp lights, and the current accompaniment mode is indicated at the left edge of the main display. The [SYNCHRO] lamp also lights, indicating that you can start the Auto Accompaniment with the Synchronized Start function (page 65).
  • Page 87: Harmony

    Harmony This feature adds harmony or embellishment notes to the melody you play using the main voice in the right range of the keyboard. The har- mony notes are produced automatically to match chords played with Auto Accompaniment. Adding Harmony Since the Harmony function can be turned on and off while playing, you can add “spice”...
  • Page 88: Selecting A Harmony Type

    Other Auto Accompaniment Functions Selecting a Harmony Type You can change the type of harmony that is played using the HAR- MONY TYPE function in the HARMONY display. Z Select the HARMONY TYPE function. If necessary, press one of the LCD buttons under the HARMONY TYPE function.
  • Page 89 Changing the Harmony Speed You can change the speed of the harmony notes played by the Echo, Tremolo, and Trill harmony types using the SPEED function in the HARMONY display. Z Select the SPEED function. Press the LCD button under the SPEED function. The SPEED function is highlighted.
  • Page 90: One Touch Setting

    Other Auto Accompaniment Functions One Touch Setting The Clavinova’s convenient One Touch Setting function makes it easy for you to select voices and effects that are appropriate to the style you’re playing. Each style has four preprogrammed panel setups that you can select by pressing a single button.
  • Page 91: Creating Your Own Styles

    Creating Your Own Styles The Clavinova lets you create custom accompaniment styles that you can recall and play back at any time, just like the presets. Up to 12 custom styles can be maintained in the Clavinova’s memory at the same time, and any number can be saved to disk for later reloading and use.
  • Page 92 Creating Your Own Styles The “Select a source style” message is displayed for a few seconds, then replaced by page 1 of the CUSTOM STYLE display. The style that was selected in the DISK/CUSTOM STYLE display begins playing. C Select a source style. Select a preset style that is close to the style you want to create.
  • Page 93 B Change the beat and section length. If you want to create a style with a different time signature than the selected style, or change the number of measures in the selected section, press the PAGE [>] button. Page 2 of the CUSTOM STYLE display appears. Beat of selected style Current measure number of selected...
  • Page 94 Creating Your Own Styles Changing the section length: Press the MEASURE button to change the number of measures in the current section. The “Clear section?” message is displayed. Press OK to clear the section, or CANCEL to abort. Once the style has been cleared, you can use the MEASURE button, the data dial, or the [–] and [+] buttons to set the section length.
  • Page 95 The part number is highlighted. If you have selected a part other than R1 or R2, the “Clear part?” message will be displayed. Press OK to clear the part and continue, or CANCEL to abort. M Select the voice for the part. At this point you can also select the voice you want to record the part with.
  • Page 96 Creating Your Own Styles When recording a drum kit voice in part R1 or R2, you can clear a single drum instrument from the part by pressing the key corresponding to the instrument to be cleared while holding down the C1 key on the keyboard.
  • Page 97 ? Repeat until the custom style is complete. Repeat steps 4 through 9 to record other parts for the currently se- lected section. Repeat steps 4 through 10 to record other sections, until all sections have been recorded. [ Name the custom style. When your custom style is complete, use the PAGE buttons to select page 3 of the CUSTOM STYLE display, then press the STYLE NAME LCD button to display the NAME page.
  • Page 98 Creating Your Own Styles Store the custom style. Press the STORE LCD button in page 3 of the CUSTOM STYLE display to store the current custom style in the Clavinova’s memory. The Clavinova displays a message asking you to confirm your decision to store the style.
  • Page 99: Other Custom Style Functions

    Other Custom Style Functions In addition to the various functions described in the basic custom style recording procedure, above, the CUSTOM STYLE display pages include several other functions that you may find useful when creating custom styles. RECALL SECTION function This function makes it possible to recall the last-stored version of the currently selected section (all parts of the section are recalled).
  • Page 100 Creating Your Own Styles Volume and Effects Page 4 of the CUSTOM STYLE display includes several functions that let you set the volume, reverb, chorus type and depth, effect (CVP- 109/107/700), and pan for each part of each custom style section. Z Select the section and part.
  • Page 101 V Set the value or depth of the selected parameter. The VALUE (or DEPTH) function displayed above the rightmost LCD button sets the amount or depth for the parameter selected in step 2. When VOLUME is selected, the SECTION setting is fixed at ALL and the VALUE range is from –50 to +50 (this value is relative to the preset volume of the source style).
  • Page 102 Creating Your Own Styles Custom styles must be stored in the Clavinova’s memory before they can be saved to a disk. If a custom style has not been stored and you at- tempt to save it to disk, the “Store in memory before saving to disk”...
  • Page 103: Playing Back Your Custom Styles

    Playing Back Your Custom Styles Once created, your original custom styles can be selected for play- back by pressing the [DISK/CUSTOM] button, then using the STYLE LCD buttons, the data dial, or the [–] and [+] buttons to select the custom style you want to play. The selected style can then be played in exactly the same way as the preset styles (page 61).
  • Page 104 Creating Your Own Styles If you select the DELETE function, the “Select style to delete” message will be displayed: Use the MEMORY NO. want to delete, then press OK to delete the style, or CANCEL to cancel the operation. If the Clavinova displays the “Can’t delete this style!” mes- sage when you try to delete a style, it is because you have tried to delete the style that your custom style was based on.
  • Page 105: Using Style Files

    Using Style Files You can load and play style files created in the Style File Format either from optional Yamaha “Style File” disks, or from disks containing custom style files you’ve created yourself. DISK CUSTOM About the Yamaha Style File Format The Style File Format is Yamaha’s original auto-accompaniment for-...
  • Page 106 Using Style Files To load a set of 12 style files that was created by selecting ALL as the memory number when the files were saved in Custom Style mode (see page 101), press the ALL LOAD LCD button rather than the LOAD SINGLE button.
  • Page 107: Playing Loaded Style Files

    It is not necessary to select a memory number when ALL LOAD is selected in step 1. Simply press OK to load or CANCEL to abort. If there is not enough memory to load the specified style file, the “Not enough memory! Delete an unneeded style?” mes- sage will be displayed.
  • Page 108: Using Registrations (Registering And Recalling Panel Setups)

    6: Registrations CHAPTER Using Registrations (Registering and Recalling Panel Setups) The Registration feature lets you store complete panel setups that you can recall whenever needed. A total of 20 setups (5 banks containing 4 memories each) can be registered in the Clavinova’s memory.
  • Page 109: Recalling The Registered Panel Settings

    C Register the panel setup. While holding down the [REGISTRATION] button, press one of the buttons labeled [1] through [4] under REGISTRATION/ONE TOUCH SETTING corresponding to the registration memory where you want to save the setup. REGISTRATION/ONE TOUCH SETTING The number and name of the selected registration memory appear below and to the right of the style name in the main display.
  • Page 110: Protecting Panel Settings

    Using Registrations REGISTRATION/ONE TOUCH SETTING The number and name of the recalled registration appear below and to the right of the style name in the main display. A pencil icon will appear to the right of the registration name in the display as soon as any change is made to the panel buttons or settings.
  • Page 111: Naming The Registration

    X Indicate the categories to be frozen. Use the left and right LCD buttons (just the left LCD buttons on the CVP-105) to select a category, then press the ON/OFF button to mark or unmark the selected category. You can also select a category using the CATEGORY tons, the data dial, or the [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 112 Using Registrations The REGISTRATION [NAME] page is displayed. The currently selected bank is highlighted, as is the name of the registration corresponding to the numbered button you pressed in step 1. X Select a registration to name. Use the left and right LCD buttons to select the bank and name of the registration whose name you wish to change.
  • Page 113: Song Control

    XG software, and Disklavier PianoSoft as well as GM software. See “Playing Other Types of Music Data” on page 124. • Consult your Yamaha dealer for information on song data that is com- patible with the Lyric Display function of the Clavinova.
  • Page 114 File icon File Type XG/SMF format file DOC/ESEQ format file Yamaha Disklavier PianoSoft or XG/ESEQ file Song data recorded with the CVP-109/107/105/700 Song numbers 1 through 99 are dis- played, including song numbers that contain no song data. However, no song names are displayed for song numbers that contain no data.
  • Page 115 Use the PAGE [<] and [>] buttons to call up the SONG PLAY [LIST] display (display page 3), to view the entire list of the song names in the disk. The desired song can be selected easily by using the left/right LCD buttons, data dial, or [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 116 Song Playback Adjusting the Tempo The playback tempo of the song can be changed as desired. (See page 27.) The preset tempo for the selected song can be restored at any time by simultaneously pressing the TEMPO [–] and [+] buttons. Usually the tempo is indicated by numbers.
  • Page 117: Part Cancel

    (page 118), or when the track assigned to the 2/LEFT part is set to “TRK - - (OFF).” In the case of Yamaha Disklavier PianoSoft files, DOC files and XG/ESEQ files, the part indication does not appear for the parts without data.
  • Page 118: Assignment Of Tracks To 1/Right And 2/Left, And Voice Assignment

    • Settings: 1 — 16, -- (off) • Basic setting: Depends on file type. The track assignments of DOC files and Yamaha Disklavier PianoSoft files are fixed, and therefore cannot be changed. Tracks can only be assigned when play- back is stopped at the top of the song.
  • Page 119: Overall Song Playback Volume Control

    Selecting Voices for 1/RIGHT and 2/LEFT Parts The playback voices for the 1/RIGHT and 2/LEFT parts can be se- lected in the SONG PLAY [L&R VOICE] display. Press L&R VOICE to highlight the corresponding function in the display, then select the playback voice for 1/RIGHT and 2/LEFT parts by using the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 120: Adjustment Of Track Settings

    Song Playback Adjustment of Track Settings To adjust the playback volume, voice, and pan settings, as well as the reverb, chorus, and effect depth for individual tracks, press the [MIXER] button while in the Song Play mode to call up the MIXER display. SONG You can use the MIXER display to set the parameters listed below.
  • Page 121: Changing Settings In The Mixer Display

    Changing Settings in the MIXER Display Z Select the track to be changed. Select the desired track by pressing TRACK < or >. Selecting TTL (Total) will change the overall settings of the song rather than the set- tings of individual tracks. Press the rightmost LCD button to select PLAY (playback), OFF, or SOLO for the selected track.
  • Page 122: Repeat Functions

    • 1 SONG (1 Song Repeat) • AB mode (AB Repeat) Phrase Repeat When playing back Yamaha software that includes special phrase marks, such as DOC files, you can select specific phrase numbers (as indicated on the accompanying sheet music) and repeatedly practice only the selected phrase.
  • Page 123: Song Repeat

    1 Song Repeat When 1 SONG is selected by pressing the REPEAT MODE button, any song selected and played as described above will play repeat- edly until stopped. AB Repeat This function allows you to specify any section (between point A and point B) of a song, letting you repeatedly play back the selected section for practice.
  • Page 124: Other Playback Controls

    The internal tone generator of the CVP-109/107/105/700 automati- cally resets for compatibility with either the Yamaha XG format (includ- ing GM System Level 1) or the Yamaha DOC voice allocation (page 229), depending on the playback data. (However, the selected voice allo- cation on the panel will not change.)
  • Page 125: Guide Control

    Guide Control The Clavinova has a special Guide function which allows you to practice by using the appropriate disk software. The “piano roll” display and the keyboard guide lamp indicate which keys you should play, and when you should play them. You can even practice at your own pace since the Clavinova pauses playback of the accompaniment until you play the correct keys.
  • Page 126: Using The Guide Function

    Guide Control Practicing Phrase-by-Phrase with the Playback: Sound Repeat In the Sound Repeat method, the Clavinova plays back a short phrase. Listen to the phrase and practice. As soon as you play the phrase correctly, the Clavinova will auto- matically play the next phrase. Piano Roll To show the piano roll in the display, press any GUIDE CONTROL button, then press the [PLAY/STOP] button to start playback.
  • Page 127 X Select the Guide method. Press one of the GUIDE CONTROL buttons: [EASY PLAY], [NEXT NOTE] or [SOUND REPEAT]. GUIDE CONTROL EASY PLAY The lamp of the corresponding button lights. C Practice the part. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button to start playback. The piano roll will appear.
  • Page 128: Other Guide-Related Functions

    Guide Control Other Guide-related Functions Various settings related to the Guide functions can be made in the SONG PLAY [GUIDE MODE] display (display page 5). GUIDE MODE NORMAL is usually displayed as the setting of the GUIDE MODE function in the SONG PLAY [GUIDE MODE] display. Change the set- ting to ENSEMBLE by pressing the GUIDE MODE button;...
  • Page 129 Setting the Sound Repeat Number To set the number of times the phrase is repeated in the Sound Re- peat mode, press the SOUND REPEAT button. When AUTO is se- lected, only the notes which have not been played correctly are re- peated;...
  • Page 130: Song Recording

    Song Recording The Clavinova features comprehensive song recording func- tions that allow you to record your own performances to floppy disks. Four recording methods are available: Quick Recording (page 132), which lets you record quickly and easily; Track Recording (page 135), with which you can record multiple instrumental parts;...
  • Page 131: Recording Setup: Disk Format

    Recording Setup: Disk Format Before you can record to the included blank disk, you will have to format it. Commercially available blank disks must also be formatted for use. You can use the Format function in the FUNCTION [DISK 5] display (page 200) to re-format floppy disks that have already been used for recording.
  • Page 132: Quick Recording

    Song Recording Quick Recording Z Insert a formatted disk. Make sure that the disk’s write protect tab is set to the “write” posi- tion, then insert the disk face up with the shutter forward until it clicks into place. Shutter Label side of disk The DISK IN USE lamp stays lit until the Clavinova reads and rec- ognizes the disk.
  • Page 133 C Select the Song Record mode. Press the [REC] button. SONG CONTROL PAUSE The [REC] lamp lights and the QUICK RECORD display (Record mode page 1) appears. Call up page 1 by using the PAGE [<] and [>] buttons if the lamp is lit but the QUICK RECORD display is not shown.
  • Page 134: Start Recording

    Song Recording B Select the desired voices and style, etc. Select the voices and accompaniment style and set the tempo in the normal way, and other settings needed. (If you want to try out the se- lected voices, style, tempo, or other settings, be sure to do so before en- tering the Song Record mode in step 3, since the recording will start as soon as you play the keyboard or press the [START/STOP] button.) N Start recording.
  • Page 135: Track Recording (Multi-Track Recording)

    M Stop recording. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button. Recording stops. When the recorded data has been written to disk, the [REC] lamp goes out and the SONG PLAY display ap- pears. If you press the [START/STOP] button, only the recording of the Auto Accompaniment or rhythm will stop.
  • Page 136 Song Recording C Select the desired track for recording. Press the TRACK < and > buttons or use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select the track. The selected track is indicated by an underline mark. Use the rightmost LCD button to set the selected tracks to RECORD (recording enabled) or OFF (recording/playback disabled).
  • Page 137 V Set all performance features as required. After setting the tracks to be recorded, set up all necessary perform- ance features as required: voice, accompaniment style, tempo, reverb, etc. B Start recording. Start playing the keyboard or press the [PLAY/STOP] button. To record the Auto Accompaniment parts, start the Auto Accompaniment in the usual way (page 70), and finger chords in a manner appropriate to the current accompaniment mode (pages 72 and 73).
  • Page 138: Adding New Tracks

    Song Recording N Stop recording. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button. Recording stops. The [REC] lamp goes out when the data has been written to the disk, and the SONG PLAY display appears. If you press the [START/STOP] button, only the recording of the Auto Accompaniment or rhythm will stop.
  • Page 139 X Pause before the punch-in point. Press the [PAUSE] button to pause play back a bit before the point at which you want to start recording. Leave a measure or more before the punch-in point so you’ll be able to grasp the timing before you punch in.
  • Page 140: Stop Recording

    Song Recording B Select the punch-in mode. Select the desired punch-in mode with the fourth LCD button. Two modes are available, as described below. Recording begins as soon as the first key is played, after 1ST KEY Punch-in playback is started in step 7 (below). Recording begins as soon as the left pedal is pressed, after PEDAL Punch-in playback is started in step 7 (below).
  • Page 141: Chord Sequence

    Chord Sequence The Chord Sequence function lets you enter Auto Accompani- ment data step-by-step according to chord names. You can use this function to record the accompaniment part without having to play the song in time with the rhythm or at a certain tempo. Z Set up the instrument for recording.
  • Page 142 Chord Sequence The CHORD SEQUENCE display appears, the Auto Accompani- ment is turned on, and the Fingered 1 accompaniment mode is selected. C Move the cursor to the entry point. The display shows measures as a horizontal line with 8th-note divi- sions.
  • Page 143 V Enter and set the chords and/or style changes. To enter a chord, either play the chord with appropriate fingering in the left range of the keyboard (lower than the split point), or highlight ROOT or TYPE in the LCD display and use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons.
  • Page 144: Other Chord Sequence Functions

    Chord Sequence B Stop recording. When all recording has been finished, select page 2 of the CHORD SEQUENCE display, then press the END MARK and SET buttons and input an “end mark” which determines the location of the ending. The end mark will be displayed in the box at the middle of the display.
  • Page 145 END MARK ... To enter an “end mark” at the current cursor location, press the END MARK button followed by the SET button. An end mark signifies the end of the song, and should always be entered to properly end each song. (An end mark is unnecessary when ending with an Ending pattern or Fade- out.) The cursor cannot be moved past an end mark.
  • Page 146: Step Edit

    Step Edit The Step Edit function gives you a convenient way to modify the individual notes and control changes that make up a song you’ve recorded. This function not only lets you change notes, it also allows you to adjust the timing, length, and velocity with which the notes are played.
  • Page 147 X Enter the Record mode. Use the SONG function to select the song you want to edit (see page 132), then press the [REC] button. SONG CONTROL PAUSE The Record mode display appears. C Select the Step Edit function. Use the PAGE [<] and [>] buttons to select the RECORD EDIT 1 display page (page 3 of the Record mode display), then press the STEP EDIT LCD button.
  • Page 148 Step Edit V Select a track to edit. Press the uppermost left LCD button once to highlight the track selector, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons to select the track you want to edit. The track selector is highlighted, and the event data for the se- lected track is displayed.
  • Page 149 M Select and edit a parameter. Press the LCD button corresponding to one of the CURSOR func- tions to select an event parameter. (See the next two subsections for descriptions of the event parameters.) TIMING parameters EVENT TYPE parameter NOTE NUMBER parameter The selected parameter is reverse-highlighted (i.e., it is dis- played in normal rather than reverse video).
  • Page 150: Common Parameters

    Step Edit Common Parameters Every event contains three types of data: the timing, the event type, and at least one event-specific parameter. Use the procedures below to change an event’s timing or type. Changing the Timing of an Event You can use the TIMING function to change the timing of an event. Select the event whose timing you want to change as described in the preceding subsection, then press the TIMING LCD button.
  • Page 151: Event-Specific Parameters

    Event-specific Parameters Although every event has at least one event-specific parameter, some event types require that several parameters be set. The tables below list the CURSOR functions that are used to select event-specific parameters, and the number of parameters selected by each. Editable Events SYSTEM Track: Event Type...
  • Page 152: Changing The Time Signature

    Step Edit Changing the Time Signature Select the Time Signature event you want to edit in the event list for the SYSTEM track. Numerator value Denominator The TIME function is displayed above the fourth LCD button. Use the TIME button to select the numerator or the denominator of the time signature, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] but- tons to change the selected value.
  • Page 153 Gate Time The gate time setting determines the length of the note. You can set the gate time either by using the beat and clock parameters, just as you would to set the location of the note event (see page 152), or by selecting a note type from the third gate time parameter (displayed in brackets).
  • Page 154: Control Data

    Step Edit Control Number The control number setting determines which controller’s setting is changed by the event. Use the CONTROL NUMBER button to select this parameter, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons to change the control number.
  • Page 155 Changing the Voice Selection Select the Program Change event you want to edit in the event list for the appropriate track (1 1 1 1 1 through 16). The P.CHG NUMBER function is displayed above the fourth LCD button. Use the P.CHG NUMBER button to select the Program Change Number parameter, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] but- tons to change the Program Change Number.
  • Page 156 Step Edit Applying Aftertouch to All Notes Select the Channel Aftertouch event you want to edit in the event list for the appropriate track (1 through 16). The DATA function is displayed above the fourth LCD button. Use the DATA button to select the channel aftertouch data param- eter, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons to change the value of this parameter.
  • Page 157 Polyphonic Aftertouch Data The polyphonic aftertouch data setting determines the amount of aftertouch that is applied to the specified note. Use the DATA button to select the polyphonic aftertouch data parameter, then use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons to change the value of this parameter. Editing System Exclusive and Meta Events Select the System Exclusive or Meta event you want to edit in the event list for the appropriate track (1 or SYSTEM).
  • Page 158: Editing The Event Lists

    Step Edit Editing the Event Lists In the preceding subsections of this chapter you learned how to edit the various data parameters that make up an event. The Step Edit mode also lets you add, delete, copy, and move events. Adding an Event Use the following procedure to add a new event to a track event list: Z Enter the location of the new event.
  • Page 159 X Delete the selected event. Press the DEL button (the middle right LCD button). The selected event is removed the event list. Moving or Copying an Event Use the following procedure to move or copy one or more events to another location in the event list, or to the event list for a different track: Z Shift the right LCD functions.
  • Page 160 Step Edit X Select the event to be moved or copied. Select the event you want to move or copy as described in steps 5 and 6 of the basic editing procedure (page 148). The selected event is highlighted. If you want to move or copy a series of two or more consecutive events, press the MARK button (the top right LCD button), then select the last event in the series as described in steps 5 and 6 of the basic editing procedure (page 148).
  • Page 161: Filtering The Event List

    Filtering the Event List As you’re editing song data in Step Edit mode, you may at times find that the sheer number of events makes it difficult to locate the data you’re looking for. The Clavinova lets you simplify the process by limiting the types of events that are displayed in the event lists.
  • Page 162: Recording Music In Step Edit Mode

    Step Edit Recording Music in Step Edit Mode Page 2 of the STEP EDIT display contains functions that let you record music one note at a time. Use the following procedure to add new note data to a song that you’re editing in Step Edit mode. Z Open the STEP EDIT [NOTE RECORD] page.
  • Page 163 V Select a note style. Press the second right LCD button to display the playing style for the note you are going to record. The style you select affects the gate time of the note. You can select one of three styles: normal, staccato, or tenuto.
  • Page 164 Step Edit To record a rest: Press the bottom right LCD button. The REST function is highlighted, and the note functions at the bottom of the display are replaced by rest functions. Press the LCD button for the desired rest length (from whole rest to sixteenth rest).
  • Page 165: Saving Your Changes

    Saving Your Changes Use the following procedure to save the data you have edited or re- corded in Step Edit mode: Z Open the STEP EDIT page, if necessary. If you are currently using page 2 or 3 of the STEP EDIT display, press the PAGE [<] button once or twice to display page 1.
  • Page 166: Other Record Edit Functions

    Other Record Edit Functions The Record mode has a number of other convenient editing functions that provide even greater control over the song data. The Record Edit functions include: Song Name, which lets you name a recorded song file; Track Edit, which gives you a variety of track-related editing controls, such as Track Mix and Track Delete;...
  • Page 167: Track Edit

    Z Enter the desired name. Use the CHAR > button to move the underline cursor to the desired character position in the file name display. (File names can be up to 12 characters in length). Use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select and highlight the character or mark you wish to enter.
  • Page 168 Other Record Edit Functions Z Specify the two tracks to be mixed. Press the TRACK A and TRACK B buttons to highlight the correspond- ing functions, and use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select the numbers of the two tracks to be mixed. The voices which are used for the selected tracks are indicated above these functions in the LCD display.
  • Page 169 X Execute the Delete operation. Press the DELETE button. When the “Are You Sure?” message is displayed, press YES to execute the Delete operation or NO to cancel. The DELETE function will be replaced by the UNDO function af- ter the Delete operation is executed. If the result is not what you ex- pected, press the UNDO button to restore the data of the deleted track.
  • Page 170: Initial Edit (Changing The Initial Data)

    Other Record Edit Functions C Execute the Quantize operation. Press the QUANTIZE button. When the “Are you sure?” mes- sage is displayed, press the YES button to execute the Quantize operation or NO button to cancel. The QUANTIZE function will be replaced by the UNDO function after the Quantize operation is executed.
  • Page 171: Making Settings In The Initial Edit Display

    Making Settings in the INITIAL EDIT Display Z Select the track to be edited. Select the track whose parameters you wish to change by pressing the TRACK < or > button. If TTL (Total) is selected, any changes will affect the entire song rather than an individual track. X Select the parameters to be changed.
  • Page 172: Setup Memory

    Other Record Edit Functions B Exit the Initial Edit function. To do this, press the [REC] button. The [REC] lamp goes out and the Initial Edit operation is com- pleted. You can also exit the Initial Edit function by pressing the [EXIT] button.
  • Page 173: Vocal Harmony Memory (Cvp 109/107/700)

    Vocal Harmony Memory (CVP-109/107/700) The Vocal Harmony Memory function lets you save the current Vo- cal Harmony function settings to disk so that they will automatically be restored whenever you play back the song being edited. Z Set up the Vocal Harmony function. Set the Vocal Harmony function to the settings you want to use when you play back the song you’re editing.
  • Page 174: Recording Without A Disk

    Recording Without a Disk The Clavinova has about 26 KB of internal memory that you can use to record a limited amount of song data — approximately 2,500 notes, if no other data is recorded — without using a floppy disk. About the CVP MEMORY Song If you enter the Song Record mode without inserting a disk, the words CVP MEMORY will appear in the SONG display as shown be-...
  • Page 175: Vocal Harmony

    8: Vocal Harmony CHAPTER Singing with Vocal Harmony The Vocal Harmony function of the CVP-109/107/700 can auto- matically produce up to two harmony vocals based on a single lead vocal. There are 42 different vocal harmony types, providing a variety of different harmonization effects. Vocal Harmony can also alter the pitch and timbre of the singer’s voice, effectively changing his or her apparent gender —...
  • Page 176: Changing The Vocal Harmony Settings

    Singing with Vocal Harmony C Sing along with the Clavinova. Start playing the keyboard, or play back a song in Song mode (see page 113), and sing along with the Clavinova. The vocal harmony effect will be added to your voice. Depending on the selected vocal harmony type, you may also have to turn on the Auto Accompaniment as you play —...
  • Page 177 Changing the Vocal Harmony Type You can change the vocal harmony type selection in page 1 of the VOCAL HARMONY display. Use the HARMONY TYPE buttons to select a vocal harmony type, or highlight the HARMONY TYPE function and use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons. The selected vocal harmony type is highlighted.
  • Page 178 Singing with Vocal Harmony Setting the Vocal Harmony Chorus Depth When the Vocal Harmony function is on, the Clavinova applies a cho- rus effect — selected by the CHORUS TYPE setting in the CHORUS display (page 52) — to the lead and harmony vocals. You can change the amount of chorus that is applied to the vocal parts using the CHORUS function in page 1 of the VOCAL HARMONY display.
  • Page 179 Changing the Vocal Harmony Effect Type When the Vocal Harmony function is on, the Clavinova applies an effect to the lead and harmony vocal parts. This effect is separate from the effects selected in the EFFECT 1 and EFFECT 2 displays (page 55). You can select the type of effect that is applied using the EFFECT TYPE function in page 2 of the VOCAL HARMONY display.
  • Page 180 Singing with Vocal Harmony Correcting the Pitch of the Lead Vocal When the GENDER TYPE function (page 181) is set to a value other than OFF, the Vocal Harmony function can correct slight inaccuracies in the pitch of the lead vocal. The pitch correction feature is enabled using the PITCH CORRECT function in page 2 of the VOCAL HARMONY display.
  • Page 181 Use the GENDER TYPE highlight the GENDER TYPE function and use the data dial or the [–] and [+] buttons. The selected gender type is displayed. Gender Type Produces an effect between those produced by the MALE UNISON and FEMALE settings. Adjusts the pitch and timbre of the singer’s voice to sound MALE more masculine.
  • Page 182 Singing with Vocal Harmony If AUTO is selected as the harmony mode, the Clavinova will produce harmony notes in either Vocoder or Chordal mode, based on the most appropriate harmony part. The harmony part is selected automatically according to the current performance method, as shown below: Performance Method Playing keyboard in Single mode (page 31) or Dual mode (page 38)
  • Page 183 You can also cycle through the values by holding down the HAR- MONY PART button. Harmony is based on: Part (Chordal mode) No harmony Left keyboard part in Split mode LEFT ACMP Auto Accompaniment chords Specified song track 1 — 16 Vocal Harmony data in XF/XG file Locking the Vocal Harmony Settings The current Vocal Harmony settings may be altered if you play back a...
  • Page 184: Using Vocal Harmony Data

    Singing with Vocal Harmony Using Vocal Harmony Data Once you have set up the Vocal Harmony function according to your preferences, you may want to save those settings for future use, or in- clude them as part of a song that you will want to sing along with later. Registering Vocal Harmony Data You can use the Registration function (page 108) to save your Vocal Harmony settings as part of a registered keyboard setup.
  • Page 185 The vocal harmony settings that you save as part of a song will be recalled automatically when you select that song for playback. (You can override the Vocal Harmony data in the song by changing the settings in the VOCAL HARMONY display before you begin playback, however.) The Vocal Harmony Modes The vocal harmony mode determines how the Vocal Harmony function applies harmony notes to the lead vocal.
  • Page 186 9: The Utility Functions CHAPTER The Function mode provides various advanced functions that, for example, let you make various MIDI settings, or give you greater, more convenient control over disk-related operations. These sophisticated functions let you customize the Clavinova to your own musical needs and preferences. STYLE DEMO 8BEAT...
  • Page 187 Using the Utility Functions As the table on the preceding page shows, the utility functions are divided among 17 display pages (16 pages on the CVP-105). Use the following procedure to display the page containing a desired function. Z Press the [FUNCTION] button. SONG MIXER The lamp lights and the most recently used page of the Function...
  • Page 188: Keyboard

    Keyboard FUNCTION [KEYBOARD 1] Display — page 1 Tune The Tune function lets you make fine adjustments to the pitch, allow- ing you to accurately match the tuning with that of other instruments. The frequency (in Hz) of A3 is displayed by the TUNE function. The tuning can be adjusted up or down a maximum of approximately 26 Hz (slightly over 100 cents) in 0.2-Hz steps.
  • Page 189: Function [Keyboard 2] Display

    FUNCTION [KEYBOARD 2] Display — page 2 Key Touch & Fixed Velocity The Key Touch function determines how velocity affects the volume of the voices played by the Clavinova’s keyboard. Select from four Key Touch settings to tailor the keyboard response to the selected voice, type of song, or your personal playing style.
  • Page 190: Pedal

    Pedal FUNCTION [PEDAL] Display — page 3 Left Pedal & Glide Range This function conveniently lets you set the left pedal to control one of various functions. LEFT PEDAL Settings Setting The left pedal functions as the soft pedal (basic setting). (See SOFT page 45.) The left pedal functions as a switched damper pedal (see the...
  • Page 191 LEFT PEDAL Settings (continued) Setting Pressing the left pedal causes the pitch to rise an amount GLIDE UP S specified by the GLIDE RANGE function. When the pedal is released, the pitch glides smoothly back to normal at one of GLIDE UP M three speeds (slow, medium or fast, depending on the se- lected setting).
  • Page 192: Disk

    Disk FUNCTION [DISK 1] Display — page 4 Registration, Setup & Acmp Assist Files You can use the functions on this page to load, save, delete, and re- name data files containing registration data (page 108), panel setup data, or Accompaniment Assistance data (page 81). Before executing one of these functions, make sure that the disk you want to use for this operation is inserted in the disk drive.
  • Page 193 When saving registration data, the REGIST setting specifies which memory location(s) will be saved to disk. When loading data, the REGIST setting specifies how the registration data will be loaded, as shown below: File contains: All registrations are loaded. registrations Selected registration file is registration loaded into original location.
  • Page 194 Disk First, select the desired file to be loaded. Press either of the two leftmost LCD buttons to select the file, then press the OK button. An “Are you sure?” message is displayed. Press the YES button to load the selected file, or the NO button to abort the Load opera- tion.
  • Page 195 DELETE When you select DELETE, the Delete function display will appear. First, select the desired file to be deleted. Press either of the two leftmost LCD buttons to select the file, then press the OK button. An “Are you sure?” message is displayed. Press the YES button to delete the selected file, or the NO button to abort the Delete operation.
  • Page 196: Function [Disk 2] Display

    Disk FUNCTION [DISK 2] Display — page 5 Song Copy & Disk Copy The functions on this page allow you to copy song data recorded by the Clavinova to a different song number on the same disk, or to a differ- ent disk.
  • Page 197 C Select the destination song number. If you selected DISK1 — 1 as in step 1, press the SONG button, then use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select a destination song number between 1 and 60. (Song numbers above 60 cannot be se- lected.) If the destination song number already contains data, the name of the song file will appear in the middle section of the display.
  • Page 198: Function [Disk 3] Display

    Disk FUNCTION [DISK 3] Display — page 6 Song Delete You can delete unneeded song data from the disk in this display. Be careful not to delete any important data on the disk; once the delete op- eration is performed, it cannot be undone. Z Insert the disk.
  • Page 199: Function [Disk 4] Display

    FUNCTION [DISK 4] Display — page 7 Song Data Transform This function allows you to convert song data recorded on the CVP-109/ 107/105/700 for playback on other Clavinova models or a Disklavier. Z Insert the disk. Insert a 2DD disk containing the data to be converted in the disk drive.
  • Page 200: Function [Disk 5] Display

    Disk FUNCTION [DISK 5] Display — page 8 Disk Format Floppy disks must be correctly formatted before the Clavinova can use them for data storage. If you insert a new, unformatted disk (or a disk that has already been initialized in a different format) in the disk drive, the Clavinova will automatically ask you whether it should format the disk.
  • Page 201: Midi

    MIDI FUNCTION [MIDI 1] Display — page 9 Send Channel (Keyboard) In any MIDI control setup, the MIDI channels (1 through 16) of the transmitting and receiving equipment must be matched for proper data transfer. The SEND CH function lets you set the MIDI transmit channels for the keyboard parts.
  • Page 202: Function [Midi 2] Display

    MIDI Synchronization The playback tempo of a song or style is normally controlled by the Clavinova’s internal clock. When you want the Clavinova’s playback tempo to be controlled by an external sequencer or rhythm machine, you should set the synchronization function to use an external clock. You might use this function, for example, to play the Auto Accompaniment of the Clavinova in perfect synchronization with an external sequencer.
  • Page 203: Function [Midi 3] Display

    Control Change Messages Control change messages are used for various non-keyboard perform- ance controls, such as the damper pedal, or for expressive control of the sound of a connected MIDI device, such as effects and volume. For ex- ample, the Clavinova can respond to control change messages transmit- ted from an external MIDI sequencer.
  • Page 204: Function [Midi 4] Display

    MIDI Z Select the channel. Use the CHANNEL < and > LCD buttons to select the number of the channel you want to enable or disable. An underline cursor is displayed below the selected channel number. X Press the rightmost LCD button. When the selected channel is enabled, ON is highlighted and the channel number is enclosed in a solid box.
  • Page 205 Send Channel (Accompaniment/Harmony) When the ACMP&RHY function is set to 9—16, the performance data for the rhythm and accompaniment parts is transmitted via the MIDI [OUT] terminal over MIDI channels 9 through 16. If the HARMONY function is set to 6–8, the notes added by the har- mony types listed below are transmitted via the MIDI [OUT] terminal over MIDI channels 6 through 8.
  • Page 206: Backup

    Backup FUNCTION [BACKUP 1] Display — page 13 Backup This function allows you to set the backup of various parameter groups on or off. When set to on, the corresponding settings will not be reset to the basic settings (default settings) when power is turned off. Press the button or use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select the desired group, then use the rightmost LCD button to set the...
  • Page 207: Function [Backup 2] Display

    FUNCTION [BACKUP 2] Display — page 14 Recall This function can be used to recall the initial factory settings (basic settings) for a group of parameters, or for all parameters at once. Press the buttons or use the data dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select the group you want to recall, then press the START button.
  • Page 208: Utility

    Utility FUNCTION [MICRO TUNING] Display — page 15 The Micro Tuning Feature makes it possible to individually tune each key of the keyboard. The created tuning can be saved to a disk and loaded whenever necessary. The currently loaded custom tuning can be turned on or off at any time by using the leftmost LCD button in this display.
  • Page 209: Function [Scale Tuning] Display

    X Select the desired file operation. Use the second LCD button from the right to select the desired file operation: LOAD, SAVE, DELETE or NAME. C Press the START button. After the START button is pressed, the display corresponding to the selected file operation appears.
  • Page 210 Utility Z Select PRESET with the leftmost LCD button. The following display appears: X Select a scale. Press the SCALE dial or [–] and [+] buttons to select the temperament type. When selecting temperaments other than equal (EQUAL) temperament, the central key (reference pitch for the temperament) must be set. This allows you to produce the proper temperament in the desired key.
  • Page 211 C Set the tuning. Set the pitch by pressing the TUNE data dial or [–] and [+] buttons. You can play the key being tuned to check the sound during this operation. The default tuning of 0 cents can be instantly recalled for the selected key by simultaneously press- ing the TUNE buttons.
  • Page 212: Function [Video Out] Display - Page 17 (Cvp-109/107/700)

    Utility FUNCTION [VIDEO OUT] Display — page 17 (CVP-109/107/700) The functions on this page let you set the display characteristics for the lyrics and chords (page 129) that are output to a television or video monitor connected to the Clavinova’s [VIDEO OUT] jack (page 215). You can set the size and color of the displayed characters, as well as the color of the display background.
  • Page 213: Audio And Video Connections

    Connect your microphone to the [MIC.] jack (standard 1/4" phone jack) located below the left end of the keyboard. To use headphones, connect them to one of MIC. VOL. MIC. PHONES MIC/LINE Recommended Headphones: Yamaha HPE-160 headphones Use a unidirectional microphone for best results. CVP-109/107/105/700...
  • Page 214: Audio Input And Output

    Audio and Video Connections X Set the input level. Set the [MIC/LINE] switch (located next to the [MIC.] jack) to the MIC position. C Adjust the microphone volume. Use the [MIC. VOL.] knob (located next to the [MIC.] jack) to set the microphone volume, then trying singing into the microphone.
  • Page 215: Expression Pedal (Cvp-109/107/700)

    AUX OUT [L/L+R] jack to the left channel input, and the AUX OUT [R] jack to the right channel input. You can connect an optional Yamaha FC7 Foot Controller to the [EXP. PEDAL] jack, located at the left on the...
  • Page 216: Data Connections

    Data Connections You can use the MIDI terminals to connect your Clavinova to a wide range of MIDI devices, including personal computers, sequencers, tone generators, and so on. In addition, the Clavinova features a [TO HOST] connector that lets you connect it directly to an Apple Macintosh, IBM-PC/AT, or other compatible personal computer without the use of a special MIDI interface.
  • Page 217 Connecting to an Apple Macintosh or Compatible Com- puter Connect the [TO HOST] connector of the Clavinova to the modem or printer port on your Macintosh (whichever port your MIDI software is using for MIDI data communication) using a standard Macintosh 8-pin system peripheral cable. Set the [HOST SELECT] switch to the “Mac”...
  • Page 218: Appendices

    APPENDICES Effect Type Lists The tables in this appendix contain descriptions of the various reverb, chorus, and effect types that are available for use on the CVP-109/107/105/700. XG REVERB, XG CHORUS, and XG EFFECT (all abbreviated as XG in the main display) appear as the selected type when a style uses a special reverb, chorus, or effect setting that is not available as a regular selection.
  • Page 219 Chorus Type List Type CHORUS1 CHORUS2 Standard chorus effects that add natural spaciousness CHORUS3 to the sound CHORUS4 CHORUS5 FLANGER1 FLANGER2 Modulation effects reminiscent of a jet airplane taking off and landing FLANGER3 FLANGER4 XG CHORUS Special chorus setting. See note, above. Effect Type List Type HALL1...
  • Page 220 Effect Type Lists Effect Type List Type FLANGER1 FLANGER2 Modulation effects reminiscent of a jet airplane taking off and landing FLANGER3 FLANGER4 SYMPHONIC Multi-stage versions of the modulation provided by a SYMPHONIC1 celeste-type effect SYMPHONIC2 PHASER Modulation effect created by cyclical phase shifting ROTARY SP1 ROTARY SP2 ROTARY SP3...
  • Page 221: Messages

    Messages General (Panel Operation) This message appears when you try to perform an operation (such as song data conver- sion) that cannot be performed during recording or playback. This message appears when you try to perform an operation (such as selection of a style or Music Database setup) that cannot be performed during playback.
  • Page 222 If you suspect the drive to be at fault, refer the problem to your Yamaha dealer. This appears for a few seconds when a time-consuming operation such as Format, Song Copy, etc., is finished.
  • Page 223 General (Memory-related) This message appears when the Clavinova’s memory has become full while recording a song in the internal memory (page 174). If this happens, recording will stop and any data recorded up to that point will be saved automatically. This message is also displayed if the Clavinova’s memory becomes full when recording data in a custom style (see page 103).
  • Page 224: Style File Load

    Messages Style File Load Step Edit Chord Sequence CVP-109/107/105/700 This message appears if there is not enough internal memory capacity available to store the custom style. (See page 103.) This message appears when DELETE is selected in the display shown above. Select the style to be deleted and press the OK button.
  • Page 225 Other Record Edit This confirmation message appears if you attempt to exit the Initial Edit function without writing the data to disk. This confirmation prompt appears when you execute the Setup Memory function (page 172) to save the current panel settings with the song being edited in Song Record mode. This confirmation prompt appears when you execute the Vocal Harmony Memory function of the CVP-109/107/700 (page 173) to save the current Vocal Harmony settings with the song being edited in Song Record mode.
  • Page 226 Messages Song Data Conversion Hardware-related CVP-109/107/105/700 This message appears if you attempt to convert song data that has been saved on a 2HD disk. (See page 199.) Press OK and copy the song data to be converted to a 2DD disk, then perform the data conversion using the 2DD disk.
  • Page 227: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem The Clavinova does not turn on. A click or pop is heard when the power is turned on or off. Noise is heard from the Clavinova’s speakers. The display is too bright or too dark to read. The keyboard volume is low com- pared to that of the Auto Accompa- niment or song playback.
  • Page 228 Troubleshooting Problem The Auto Accompaniment does not play back. The desired chord is not recognized or output by the Auto Accompani- ment. The maximum of 60 songs cannot be recorded. Some tracks do not play back when playing back data. CVP-109/107/105/700 Cause The Auto Accompaniment is not...
  • Page 229: Midi And Data Compatibility

    [XG] category is XG-compatible. This voice allocation format is compatible with many of Yamaha’s MIDI devices, including the Clavinova series instru- ments. This is also a common format used with various Yamaha soft- ware. • The CVP-109/107/105/700 is compatible with DOC.
  • Page 230: Index

    Index Accompaniment Assistance ... 81–86 Accompaniment Mode ... 69, 71–73 Accompaniment Off Events ... 84 accompaniment styles ... see “styles” Acmp Assist files ... 192–195 aftertouch events ... 156–157 All Setup files ... 192–195 audio connections ... 213–215 Auto Accompaniment ... 69–90 Backup ...
  • Page 231 pause ... 124 Pedal functions ... 190–191 pedals ... 43, 45 Pianist styles ... 61, 70 Piano Roll ... 126, 127, 129 pitch bend ... 191 Pitch Bend events ... 155 playback, Auto Accompaniment ... 70, 72–73 playback, Custom Style ... 103 Playback, demo songs ...
  • Page 232 BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND. • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée. regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations.
  • Page 233: Important Safety Instructions

    Some of these items are de- signed to be dealer assembled or installed. Please make sure that benches are stable and any optional fixtures (where applicable) are well secured BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. No other uses are recommended.
  • Page 234 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha 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. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
  • Page 235 M.D.G., EMI Division, Yamaha Corporation © 1999 Yamaha Corporation V384960 909POCP4.3-04C0 Printed in Japan...

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