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ﬁed Yamaha service personnel. Location Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel disﬁgu-...
This caution also applies to creating a new folder on the USER drive or using the factory reset operation (page 154). Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modiﬁcations to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
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Accessories ■ “50 greats for the Piano” Disk (and Music Book) ■ Recording disk Use this blank disk to save your performance. ■ Owner’s Manual This manual contains complete instructions for operating your Clavinova. ■ Data List This manual contains lists of voices, styles and parameters, etc. ■...
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 insert anything but ﬂoppy disks into the disk drive.
The document is available as a PDF ﬁle (in English) at the following Internet address: Clavinova Home Page... http://www.yamahaclavinova.com/ Yamaha Manual Library (Electronic Musical Instruments) ... http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/ Maintenance Clean the instrument using a dry, soft cloth or slightly damp, soft cloth (wring well). CAUTION Do not use benzine, thinner, detergent, or chemical cloth for cleaning.
Table of Contents Introduction ... 2 SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION ... 2 PRECAUTIONS ... 3 About this Owner’s Manual and Data List ... 5 Accessories ... 6 Handling the Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) and Floppy Disk... 6 About the Display Messages... 8 Maintenance ...
Repeat Playback of a Specific Range ... 81 Using the Practice Functions — Guide ... 82 Practice Functions ...82 Practicing Music with the Guide Functions...83 Displaying Music Notation — Score ... 84 Displaying the Lyrics ... 87 Saving and Recalling Custom Panel Setups —...
Setting the Registration Sequence, Freeze, and Voice Set... 145 Specifying the Order for Calling Up Registration Memory Presets — Registration Sequence ...145 Maintaining Panel Settings — Freeze ...145 Changing the Automatically Selected Voice Settings — Voice Set ...146 Setting Harmony and Echo... 146 Showing the Clavinova Display on a TV —...
Application Index Use this index to ﬁnd reference pages that may be helpful for your particular application and situation. Listening Listening to the internal songs ... page 78 Listening to disk songs ... “Playing Back Songs on Disk” on page 80 Listening to demo songs...
Using a microphone Connecting the microphone... “Connecting the Microphone or Guitar (MIC./LINE IN jack)” on page 155 Adding automatic harmonies to your singing ... page 131 Settings Registering Panel Setups... page 88 Tuning the pitch/Selecting a scale ... page 138 Making detailed settings for playing back songs ...
What can you do with the Clavinova? SONG Playback previously recorded songs (page 21, 36, 77) Enjoy a wide variety of preset songs as well as songs on commercially available disks. METRONOME POWER START STOP MASTER VOLUME FADE IN OUT STYLE ACMP AUTO FILL IN...
The large LCD (together with the various panel buttons) provides comprehensive and easy- to-understand control of the Clavinova’s operations. BACK PIANO Set up the piano — instantly (page 59) You can call up all the optimum piano settings for the Clavinova with just a single button press —...
Setting Up the Clavinova Key cover ■ To open the key cover: Lift the cover slightly, then push and slide it open. ■ To close the key cover: Slide the cover toward you and gently lower the cover over the keys. CAUTION Be careful to avoid catching your fingers when opening or...
Turning the Power On and Off Connect the power cord Insert the plugs at the ends of the cord, one into the AC INLET on the Clavinova, and the other into a standard AC outlet. In some areas, a plug adapter may be provided to match the pin conﬁguration of the AC wall outlets in your area.
Panel Controls and Terminals 69 70 INPUT MIC. MIC. LINE PHONES VOLUME LINE IN METRONOME POWER START ⁄ STOP MASTER VOLUME FADE IN ⁄ OUT STYLE ACMP AUTO FILL IN BREAK OTS LINK POWER [ON / OFF] button (POWER)... P. 17 METRONOME [START / STOP] button (METRONOME) ...
Yamaha instruments and MIDI devices. Style File Format The Style File Format (SFF) is Yamaha’s original style ﬁle format, which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types. The Clavinova uses the SFF internally, reads optional SFF style disks, and creates SFF styles using the Style Creator feature.
Disks bearing this logo contain song data using the XG format, an extension of the GM standard that provides a wider variety of voices and more comprehensive sonic control. Disks bearing this logo contain song data for voices deﬁned in Yamaha’s DOC format. Playback of Songs If you want to play back a disk song, insert an appropriate disk containing song data into the disk drive.
Song Playback Press the [A] button to call up the Song Open display. If the MAIN screen is not displayed, press the [DIRECT ACCESS] button followed by the [EXIT] button. PRESET Press the [A] button to select the preset songs (Song Book) folder. Quick Guide FLOPPY DISK From the MAIN display (the...
Press one of the [A] to [J] buttons to select a song ﬁle. Press the SONG [START/STOP] button to start playback. START / STOP SYNC.START NEW SONG While the song is playing, try using the Mute function to turn certain instrument channels off or on — letting you craft dynamic arrangements on the ﬂy! 1) Press the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] button.
Song Playback Finally, take the producer’s seat and try your hand at mixing. These Balance controls let you adjust the levels of the individual parts — the song, the style, your singing, and your playing. 1) Press the [BALANCE] button. ▲▼...
Playing Voices The Clavinova features a stunning variety of over 800 dynamic, rich and realistic voices. Try playing some of these voices now and hear what they can do for your music. Here, you’ll learn how to select individual voices, combine two voices in a layer, and split two voices between your left and right hands. Playing a Voice Press the [F] button to call up the menu for selecting the MAIN voice.
Playing Voices Select a voice. For this example, ”Orchestra” is selected. Play the voices. Naturally, you can play the voice yourself from the keyboard, but you can also have the Clavinova demonstrate the voice for you. Simply press the [8 from the display above, and a Demo of the voice plays automatically.
Playing Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands Press the VOICE PART ON/OFF [LEFT] button to turn the LEFT part on. Press the [H] button to select the LEFT part. Select a voice group. Here, we’ll select the “STRINGS” group — so that you can play rich, orchestral chords with your left hand. VOICE PIANO &...
Playing Styles Playing Styles The Clavinova has a huge variety of musical “styles” that you can call upon to back up your own performance. They give you anything from a simple, yet effective piano backing or percussion accompaniment to a full band or orchestra. Style related buttons Playing a style Press the [D] button to call up the style group.
Turn ACMP on. The speciﬁed left-hand section of the keyboard becomes the “Auto Accompaniment” section, and chords played in this section are automatically detected and used as a basis for fully automatic accompaniment with the selected style. ACMP Auto Accompaniment section Turn SYNC.START on.
Playing Styles Embellish and enhance your melodies — with the automatic Harmony and Echo effects This powerful performance feature lets you automatically add harmony notes to the melodies you play with your right hand — based on the chords you play with your left. Tremolo, Echo, and other effects are available, too. 1 Turn HARMONY/ECHO on.
Press the [AUTO FILL IN] button to add a ﬁll-in, if necessary. Fill-in patterns play automatically between each change in the Main sections. Press the [ENDING] button. This switches to the ending section. When the ending is ﬁnished, the style automatically stops. ■...
Playing Styles Other Controls FADE IN/OUT The [FADE IN/OUT] button can be used to produce smooth fade-ins and fade-outs (page 69) when starting and stopping the style. FADE IN / OUT TAP TEMPO The style can be started at any tempo you desire by “tapping” out the tempo with the [TAP TEMPO] button. For details, see page 55.
Music Finder If you want to play in a certain song but don’t know which style and voice settings would be appropriate, the convenient Music Finder can help you out. Simply select the song name from the Music Finder and the CVP-210/208 automatically makes all appropriate panel settings to let you play in that music style! Using the Music Finder Press the [MUSIC FINDER] button.
Music Finder Searching the Music Finder Records The Music Finder is also equipped with a convenient search function that lets you enter a song title or keyword — and instantly call up all the records that match your search criteria. Press the [MUSIC FINDER] button.
• In the example above, you speciﬁed a song title, but you can also look for relevant records by keyword or music genre — for example, Latin, 8-beat, etc. (page 74). Split Point Auto Accompaniment section Music Finder Music Finder data is compat- ible for both the CVP-210 and the CVP-208. Quick Guide...
Playing and Practicing with the Songs Playing and Practicing with the Songs Song related buttons Playing Along with the Clavinova In this section, try using the Clavinova’s song playback features to cancel or mute the right-hand melody while you play the part yourself.
Recording The Clavinova lets you record, too — quickly and easily. Try out the Quick Recording feature now and capture your keyboard performance. 1 - 3 Select a voice for recording. Use the same operations as in “Playing a Voice” on pages 25, 26. Press the [REC] and [TOP] buttons simultaneously to select “New Song”...
Playing and Practicing with the Songs Mastering Your Favorite Songs The Clavinova has several very useful practice features that help learn and master recorded songs. Here, you’ll try out the Follow Lights function, and use the special guide lamps to help you play the right notes. 1 - 6 Use the same operations as in “Playing Along with the Clavinova”...
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Contents shown in the Main Display When the power is turned on, the MAIN Display appears, showing important and relevant operation information. Pressing the [A] - [J] buttons when the MAIN Display appears calls up displays corresponding to each button.
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Open/Save Display The CVP-210/208 utilizes a variety of data types — including voices, accompaniment styles, songs and registration memory settings. Much of this data is already programmed and contained in the CVP-210/208; you can also create and edit your own data with some of the functions on the instrument.
Example — Open/Save display Each Open/Save display consists of three kinds of drive pages: PRESET, USER, and FLOPPY DISK. In the examples given here, the Open/Save display for Voice is shown. PRESET drive The ﬁles that are pre- programmed and installed internally to the CVP-210/208 are kept here.
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data ■ Files and Drives PRESET drive Cannot be overwritten Voice Style Song Vocal Harmony Type System Setup MIDI Template MIDI Setup User Effect Music Finder Main Display Picture Lyrics Background Picture This is the Voice Open/Save display called up by pressing the [PIANO] but- ton in the VOICE section.
■ Features and Memory Drives Features Sound Creator Record/ Assemble Style Creator Register Register Panel settings Creating a New Record Record Song Creator MIDI Vocal Harmony Type User Effect (Mixing Console) Master EQ Edit (Mixing Console) Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Data not maintained when the power is turned off Data maintained when the power is turned off Current Memory...
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Selecting Files and Folders Select a ﬁle shown in the display. In this example, we’ll select a voice ﬁle. First, press the VOICE [PIANO & HARPSI] button to call up the display containing the ﬁles. This display (“Open/Save”...
File/Folder-related Operations Naming Files/Folders You can assign names to ﬁles and folders. Any ﬁle/folder in the USER and FLOPPY DISK sections can be named or renamed. Execute the following steps when there is data in the User drive. If there are Preset ﬁles/folders you wish to rename, copy them beforehand (page 47) and use them as User ﬁles/folders.
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Moving Files/Folders You can move ﬁles and folders as desired, for organizing your data. Any ﬁle/folder in the USER and FLOPPY DISK sections can be moved, using the cut-and-paste operation described below. ▼ Press the [2 ] (CUT) button (page 40).
Copying Files/Folders You can also copy ﬁles and folders as desired, for organizing your data. Any ﬁle/folder in the PRESET, USER and FLOPPY DISK sections can be copied, using the copy-and-paste operation described below. ▼ Press the [3 ] (COPY) button (page 40).
(Voice, Style, Song, Regis- tration, etc.) are stored together. The ﬁles of commercially available DOC software and Yamaha Disklavier software, and their edited ﬁles on the CVP-210/208, can be stored in the USER page, but can- not be copied to another ﬂoppy disk.
Entering Characters The instructions that follow show you how to enter characters in naming your ﬁles and folders. The method is much the same as inputting names and numbers to your cell phone. Move the cursor to the desired position by using the [DATA ENTRY] dial. Press the appropriate button, [2 Several different characters are assigned to each button, and the characters change each time you press the button.
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Changing the Icon You can also change the icon that appears at the left of the ﬁle name. Call up the ICON SELECT display by ▼ pressing the [1 ] (ICON) button from the character input display (page 49). Select the desired icon by using the [A] - [J] buttons, or by using the ▲▼...
Direct Access — Instant Selection of Displays DIRECT ACCESS METRONOME MIC. SIGNAL OVER POWER START STOP VOCAL HARMONY TALK EFFECT VH TYPE SELECT SONG EXTRA TRACKS TRACK 2 TRACK 1 STYLE MASTER VOLUME START STOP REPEAT FADE IN OUT TEMPO TRANSPOSE TAP TEMPO RESET...
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Direct Access Chart Operation: [DIRECT ACCESS] button + button listed below STYLE [ACMP] [BREAK] [INTRO] MAIN [A] MAIN [B] MAIN [C] MAIN [D] [ENDING] [AUTO FILL IN] [OTS LINK] [SYNC. STOP] [SYNC. START] [START/STOP] SONG [TRACK1] [TRACK2]...
Help Messages The Help messages give you explanations and descriptions of all the main functions and features of the CVP-210/208. METRONOME MIC. SIGNAL OVER POWER START STOP VOCAL HARMONY TALK EFFECT VH TYPE SELECT SONG EXTRA TRACKS TRACK 2 TRACK 1 STYLE MASTER VOLUME START STOP...
Basic Operations — Organizing Your Data Using the Metronome The metronome provides a click sound, giving you an accurate tempo guide when you practice, or letting you hear and check how a speciﬁc tempo sounds. METRONOME START STOP METRONOME POWER MIC.
Tap Tempo This useful feature lets you tap out the tempo for a song or an accompaniment style. Simply tap the [TAP TEMPO] button at the desired speed, and the tempo of the song or the accompaniment style changes to match your tapping. Playback the song or the accompaniment style (page 63, 78).
Playing the Demos The CVP-210/208 is an extraordinarily versatile and sophisticated instrument, featuring a wide variety of dynamic Reference voices and rhythms, plus a wealth of advanced functions. Three different types of Demo songs have been specially prepared showcasing the stunning sound and features of the CVP-210/208. METRONOME MIC.
For the Function demos, an introduction screen appears in the display and the Demo starts playing. This example shows the Voices in the FUNCTION demo. Select the desired word or item by using the [DATA ENTRY] dial, then press the [ENTER] button or number buttons ([1 Relevant explanations are shown in the display.
XG is a major enhancement button again. of the GM System level 1 for- mat, and was developed by Yamaha specially to provide more voices and variations, as well as greater expressive control over voices and Press this to return to effects, and to ensure com- the MAIN display.
— even along with the accompaniment style — and not have to worry about notes cutting off. They also take full advantage of Yamaha’s advanced sampling technology such as Stereo Sampling, Dynamic Sampling, Sustain Sampling, and Key-off Sampling.
Voices Layer/Left — Playing Several Sounds Simultaneously The CVP-210/208 lets you set three voices for simultaneous play: MAIN, LAYER, and LEFT. By effectively combining these three, you can create richly textured, multi-instrument setups for your performance. METRONOME POWER START STOP MASTER VOLUME FADE IN OUT STYLE...
Left — Setting Separate Voices for the Left and Right Sections of the Keyboard Select LEFT with the [H] button. Press the same Set the LEFT to ON. Press this button to call up the VOICE display, from which you button again to can select the speciﬁc voice you want to play in a set it to OFF.
The settings assigned to this pedal may differ depending on the selected voice. ■ Foot Controller/Footswitch An optional Yamaha foot controller (FC7) or footswitch (FC4 or FC5) can be connected to the AUX PEDAL jack and used to control various functions assigned in the FUNCTION page (page 142).
Styles The CVP-210/208 features styles (accompaniment patterns) in a variety of different musical genres including pops, jazz, Latin and dance. To use it, all you have to do is play the chords with your left hand as you perform and the selected Accompaniment Style (style) matching your music will automatically play along, instantly following the chords you play.
Styles When the [ACMP] button is set to on, you can play/indicate chords from the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard. (Depending on the settings, this may be the range of the Left voice, or the entire keyboard.) STYLE ACMP AUTO FILLIN BREAK OTS LINK...
Playing a Style’s Rhythm Channels only Select a style (page 63). STYLE ACMP AUTO FILLIN BREAK INTRO OTS LINK Set to off. Play along with the rhythm playback. The Tempo can be adjusted using the TEMPO [ If you tap the [TAP TEMPO] button, the tempo will adjust to the same speed that you tapped.
Styles Chord Fingerings The style playback can be controlled by the chords you play in the keys to the left of the split point. There are 7 types of ﬁngerings as described below. Go to the CHORD FINGERING page (page 142), and select the Chord Fingerings. The page shows how to play chords with your left hand.
Chord Types Recognized in the Fingered Mode (Example for “C” chords) Csus4 Caug CM7aug CmM7 CmM7 Cm7 5 Chord Name [Abbreviation] Major [M] Ninth  Sixth  Sixth ninth [6 Major seventh [M7] Major seventh ninth [M7 Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7 Flatted ﬁfth [ 5] Major seventh ﬂatted ﬁfth [M7 Suspended fourth [sus4]...
Styles Arranging the Style Pattern The CVP-210/208 features various types of Auto Accompaniment Sections that allow you to vary the arrangement of the Style. They are: Intro, Main, Break and Ending. By switching among them as you play, you can easily produce the dynamic elements of a professional-sounding arrangement in your performance.
This switches to the ending section. When the ending is ﬁnished, the Style stops automatically. You can have the ending gradually slow down (ritardando) by pressing the same [ENDING/rit.] button again while the ending is playing back. STYLE ACMP AUTO FILLIN BREAK INTRO OTS LINK...
Styles Selecting Intro and Ending Types (INTRO/ENDING) Select a Intro Select a Ending Playing Fill-in patterns automatically when changing accompaniment sections — Auto Fill In STYLE ACMP AUTO FILLIN BREAK OTS LINK Play the style and switch among the accompaniment sections as they play (page 30, 31).
Appropriate Panel Setting for the Selected Style The 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 preset style has four pre-programmed panel setups that you can select by pressing a single button. METRONOME MIC.
Styles Automatically Changing One Touch Settings with the Sections — OTS Link The convenient OTS (One Touch Setting) Link function lets you automatically have One Touch Settings change when you select a different Main section (A - D). AUTO FILLIN OTS LINK To cancel the OTS Link function, press the [OTS LINK] button again.
Calling Up Ideal Setups for Your Music — Music Finder The Music Finder feature lets you instantly call up the appropriate settings for the instrument — including voice, style, and One Touch Settings — simply by selecting the desired song title. If you want to play a certain song but don’t know which style and voice settings would be appropriate, the convenient Music Finder function will help you out.
Styles Searching the Ideal Setups — Music Finder Search You can search the record by music title or keywords. The results appears in the display. Press the [I] (SEARCH 1) button or [J] (SEARCH 2) button in the MUSIC FINDER display.
Editing Records — Music Finder Record Edit From this display, you can call up existing records and edit them to suit your preferences. You can even use this to create your own Music Finder records. Press the ▲▼ (RECORD EDIT) button in the MUSIC FINDER display.
Styles ■ [1▼▲] TEMPO Determines the tempo for the selected style. When changing the style with the [C] button, the tempo is automatically changed to that of the changed style. ■ [3▼▲]~[5▼▲] GENRE Indicates and changes the genre to which the selected record is assigned. The available range includes all preset genres as well as any you’ve entered yourself.
Disks having this logo mark feature song data compatible with Yamaha’s DOC (Disk Orchestra Collection) format. Disks having this logo mark feature song data compatible with Yamaha’s original MIDI ﬁle format.
Song Playback Song Playback Playing the Internal Songs -2 Open a folder and select a song to be played back. The song starts. START / STOP NEW SONG SYNC.START Adjust the tempo by using the TEMPO [ (page 54) or the [TAP TEMPO] button. You can even change the playback speed by tapping out the tempo —...
Simultaneously Playing a Song and an Accompaniment Style When playing back a song and an accompaniment style at the same time, channels 9 - 16 of the song data are replaced with accompaniment style channels — allowing you to use the auto accompaniment styles and features in place of the accompaniment parts of the song.
Song Playback Playing Back Songs on Disk Insert the disk into the drive. The method for playing back is the same as in the “Playing the Internal Songs” instructions (page 78), except that you should select FLOPPY DISK page in the SONG display. Other Playback-related Operations ■...
Muting Speciﬁc Parts — Track1/Track2/Extra Tracks This feature lets you mute certain parts of the song (Track1, Track2, Extra Tracks), and play back only those parts you want to hear. For example, if you want to practice the melody of a song, you can mute just the right-hand part and play that part yourself.
Song Playback Using the Practice Functions — Guide These fun features make it easy to learn new music. The key guide lamps indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should hold them down. Also, when you sing and play along with a song using a connected microphone, the Clavinova automatically adjusts the timing of the song to match your vocal performance.
Practicing Music with the Guide Functions Select the desired practice function from the SONG SETTING page in the FUNCTION display (page 140). Selects the speciﬁc practice function. Turns the key guide lamps on/off. Determines the timing by which the key guide lamps light.
Song Playback Displaying Music Notation — Score With this feature, you can have the notation automatically shown on the display as the song plays. This can be used with your own recordings as well as the internal Demo songs. Select the desired song (page 78, 80).
Detailed Settings for Notation ■ [1▲▼] LEFT CH/[2▲▼] RIGHT CH This determines the Left channel (channel for the left-hand part) and Right channel (channel for the right-hand part). This setting returns to AUTO when a different song is selected. AUTO ...The channels for the right- and left-hand parts are assigned automatically — setting the parts to the same channel as the channel which is speciﬁed in the SONG SETTING display of the Function menu (page 140).
Song Playback ■ [6▲▼] NOTE NAME Select the Note Name type when “NOTE” (page 84) is set to ON. ABC ... Note names are indicated as letters (C, D, E, F, G, A, B). Fixed Do ... Note names are indicated in solfeggio and differ depending on the selected language (page 53). English...
Displaying the Lyrics This function lets you display the lyrics while the song is playing back — making it easy to sing along with your performance or song playback. Select the desired song (page 78, 80). START / STOP NEW SONG SYNC.START Start the song.
Saving and Recalling Custom Panel Setups — Registration Memory Registration Memory is a powerful feature that lets you set up the Clavinova just as you want — selecting speciﬁc voices, styles, effect settings etc. — and save your custom panel setup for future recall. Then, when you need those settings, simply press the appropriate REGISTRATION MEMORY button.
Saving Your Registration Memory Setups The settings registered to the REGISTRATION MEMORY - buttons are saved as a single ﬁle. BANK 01 Save the settings you’ve made to the Registration Memory buttons as a single Registration bank ﬁle (page 48). REGISTRATION EDIT display The contents of the current Registration Memory bank (REGIST.) are listed in the REGISTRATION EDIT screen.
Saving and Recalling Custom Panel Setups — Registration Memory Recalling a Registration Memory Setup You can recall all of the panel settings you’ve made — or only those you speciﬁcally want or need. For example, if you de-select “STYLE” in the REGISTRATION MEMORY display, you can keep the currently selected style even when you change the Registration Memory preset.
Editing Voices — Sound Creator The CVP-210/208 has a Sound Creator feature that allows you to create your own voices by editing some parameters of the existing voices. Once you’ve created a voice, you can save it as a USER voice for future recall. METRONOME MIC.
Editing the voice — Sound Creator SOUND CREATOR Parameters (Natural/Regular Voices) PIANO Determines the parameters unique to piano sounds, such as tuning curve or sustain sampling. This page is available only when the Natural piano voice is selected. COMMON Determines the common settings such as voice volume or octave. SOUND Determines the timbre/EG (Envelope Generator)/vibrato of the voice (Regular voice only).
PIANO (Natural Piano Voice has been selected) The explanations here apply to step #3 on page 91. Determines the tuning curve, especially for piano voices. Select “FLAT” if you feel the tuning curve of the piano voice does not quite match that of other instruments voices.
Editing the voice — Sound Creator ■ FILTER FILTER settings determine the overall timbre of the sound by boosting or cutting a certain frequency range. • BRIGHTNESS Determines the cutoff frequency or effective frequency range of the ﬁlter (see diagram). Higher values result in a brighter sound.
EFFECT/EQ The explanations here apply to step #3 on page 91. Determines the effect type (Reverb/ Chorus/DSP). When a regular voice is selected, the DSP type and Variation are set in two separate menus. For information on the effect structure, see page 129; for a list of available effect types, refer to the separate Data List.
Determines the DSP effect type to be applied to the Organ Flutes voice. Normally this will be one of the ﬁfteen (CVP-210), or seven (CVP-208) available Rotary Speaker effects. If any other type of effect is selected, the Rotary SP Speed ([C]) button in the FOOTAGE/VOL/ATTACK display will not control rotary speaker speed.
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator With these powerful yet easy-to-use song creating features, you can record your own keyboard performances and store them for future recall. Several different recording methods are available: Quick Recording (page 98), which lets you record easily and quickly;...
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Quick Recording This is the easiest recording method — perfect for quickly recording and playing back a piano song you’re practicing, so you can check your progress. CAUTION ■ When creating a new song: START / STOP SYNC.START NEW SONG...
Multi Recording This lets you record a song with several different instrument sounds on up to sixteen channels, and create the sound of a full band or orchestra. The structure of the channels and parts are shown in the chart below. Parts Channels Available parts...
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Select the part you want to assign to the channel to be recorded. This determines which of the keyboard-played parts (Main/Layer/Left) and the accompaniment style parts (RHYTHM 1/2, BASS, etc.) are recorded to the recording channels selected in step #2.
Recording Individual Notes — Step Record This method lets you create a song by entering notes one by one, without having to perform them in real time. This is also convenient for recording the chords and the melody separately. Operation Select an existing song (page 78, 80) to which you want to add parts or re-record.
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator First, select the desired voice. To enter the note, ﬁrst specify the length and loudness in this display, then enter the pitch by actually playing the note on the keyboard. Moves the cursor position up and down.
Recording Melodies — Step Record (Note) In this section, we’ll show you how to use Step Recording by guiding you through this actual music example, shown at right. The operations here apply to step 6 on page 102. -3 ...press this (to input a tie). -1 Select this note.
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Recording Chord Changes for the Auto Accompaniment — Step Record (Chord) The Chord Step recording feature makes it possible to record auto accompaniment chord changes one at a time with precise timing. Since the changes don’t have to be played in real time, you can easily create complex, tight chord changes —...
Press the MAIN [B] button to specify the section and enter the chord indicated at right. MAIN ■ Play back the newly created chord progression ▲ Use the [C] ( ) button to move the cursor to the beginning of the song, and press the SONG [START/STOP] button to hear the newly entered notes.
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Select the Recording Options: Starting, Stopping, Punching In/Out — Rec Mode From this display you can set up how recording is started and stopped for either Quick Recording or Multi Recording. To call up these settings, select the REC MODE display by using the [BACK][NEXT] button, after performing operation steps 1–3 on page 101.
Editing a Recorded Song Whether you’ve recorded a song using Quick Recording, Multi Recording, or Step Recording, you can use the editing features to change the song data. Editing Channel-related Parameters — Channel Calling up the operations here apply to step 4 on page 101. To call up the display shown below, use the [BACK]/[NEXT] buttons.
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Delete This lets you delete recorded data in the speciﬁed channel. Use these to select the desired edit operation. Deletes all data in the selected channel. After the operation is completed, this button changes to [UNDO], letting you restore the original data.
Channel Transpose This allows you to transpose the recorded data of individual channels up or down by a maximum of two octaves in semitone increments. Use these to select the desired edit operation. Executes the Channel Transpose operation. After the operation is completed, this button changes to [UNDO], letting you restore the original data if you’re not...
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Editing Note Events — 1 - 16 From this display, you can edit individual note events (see below). Calling up operations here apply to step 4 on page 101. Use the [BACK]/[NEXT] buttons to call up the display below. Use these to move the cursor up/down and select the desired event.
Editing Chord Events — CHD From this display, you can edit the chord events you’ve recorded to the song. Calling up operations here apply to step 4 on page 101. Use the [BACK]/[NEXT] buttons to call up the display below. With the exception of the [F] (EXPAND) button, the operations here are the same as those in Editing Note Events (page 110).
Recording Your Performances and Creating Songs — Song Creator Inputting and Editing Lyrics This convenient function lets you enter the song name and the lyrics for the song. It also lets you change or correct already existing lyrics. For more information on lyric events, see the chart below. Calling up operations here apply to step 4 on page 101.
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator This powerful feature lets you create your own original styles, which can then be used for auto accompaniment — just as with the preset styles. DIGITAL RECORDING ACMP STYLE ACMP AUTO FILLIN BREAK OTS LINK About Creating Accompaniment Styles The chart at right shows the basic parts (or “channels”) that make up each section of an accompaniment style.
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator Style File Format The Style File Format (SFF) combines all of Yamaha’s auto accompaniment know-how into a single uniﬁed format. By using the edit functions, you can take full advantage of the SFF format and freely create your own styles.
Realtime Recording — Basic You can use the Realtime Recording features to create your own accompaniment style — either from scratch or based on the preset accompaniment data. The operations here apply to step 4 on page 114. Select the desired channel for recording by simultaneously holding down the [F] (REC CH) button and pressing the appropriate [1 Before recording to one of the non-rhythm channels (BASS - PHR 2), make sure to delete the existing data of the appropriate channel.
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator Other Parameters in the BASIC Display • [I] (SAVE) button Calls up the Style display for saving the accompaniment style data. ▲▼ ▲▼ • [3 ] (Section) buttons Determines the section to be recorded. ▲▼...
Assembling an Accompaniment Style —Assembly This convenient function lets you combine accompaniment elements — such as rhythm, bass, and chord patterns — from existing styles, and use them to create your own original accompaniment styles. The operations here apply to step 4 on page 114.
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator Edit the Created Accompaniment Style Change the Rhythmic Feel — Groove and Dynamics These versatile features give you a wide variety of tools for changing the rhythmic feel of your created accompaniment style. The operations here apply to step 4 on page 114. ■...
■ Dynamics Use these to select the desired edit operation. Executes the Dynamics operation. After the operation is completed, this button changes to [UNDO], letting you restore the original data if you’re not satisﬁed with the Dynamics results. The Undo function only has one level;...
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator Editing the Channel Data In this display, there are ﬁve different channel-related edit functions, including Quantize, for editing the recorded accompaniment style data. The operations here apply to step 4 on page 114. See the explanations below. ■...
Making Style File Format Settings — Parameter This display provides a variety of style controls— such as determining how the pitch and sound of the recorded style change when playing the chords in the left-hand range of the keyboard. For details about the relationship between the parameters, refer to “Style File Format”...
Creating Accompaniment Styles — Style Creator • NTT (Note Transposition Table) This sets the note transposition table for the source pattern. Six transposition types are available. Bypass No transposition. Melody Suitable for melody line transposition. Use this for melody channels such as Phrase 1 and Phrase 2. Chord Suitable for chord transposition.
Adjust the Volume Balance and Changing Voices — Mixing Console Set up just like a real mixing console, this display gives you comprehensive control over the sound. POWER METRONOME MIC. SIGNAL OVER START STOP VOCAL HARMONY TALK EFFECT VH TYPE SELECT MIC.
Adjust the Volume Balance and Changing Voices — Mixing Console Setting the Level Balance and Voice — Volume/Voice The operations for this page apply to step 2 of the procedure on page 123. Use these to select the VOICE, PANPOT, or VOLUME parameter rows.
Changing the Tone of the Voice — Filter The operations for this page apply to step 2 of the procedure on page 123. Switches between the HARMONIC and BRIGHTNESS parameters. DIGITAL STUDIO SOUND CREATOR DIGITAL RECORDING MIXING BALANCE CONSOLE PART CHANNEL ON OFF Each press of this...
Effect Block list on page 127. When the BLOCK parameter is set to REVERB1, CHORUS1, or DSP 3-7 (CVP-210)/ DSP 3-5 (CVP-208), press this to call up the display from which you can change the detailed settings for the effects.
In addition to reverb and chorus effects, this section features a variety of special effects, including distortion. When “MIC” is selected (CVP-208 only), you can apply various effects to your own voice, via the connected microphone. This lets you apply various effects to your own voice, via the connected microphone.
Adjust the Volume Balance and Changing Voices — Mixing Console Adjusting the Sound to Match the Performance Environment — EQ Usually an equalizer is used to correct the sound output from amps or speakers to match the special character of the room.
Insertion applies the selected effect to one speciﬁc part. Reverb, Chorus and DSP 2 are System effects, and DSP 3 - 7 (CVP-210)/DSP 3 - 5 (CVP-208) are Insertion effects. The DSP 1 effect, on the other hand, can be conﬁgured for either System or Insertion routing.
Adjust the Volume Balance and Changing Voices — Mixing Console For Regular Voices (CVP-208) Unused DSP blocks are automatically assigned to the active parts. MAIN VOICE DSP3 LAYER VOICE DSP4 LEFT VOICE DSP5 Effect SONG (each channel) STYLE DSP1 (each channel)
Using a Microphone — MIC. This extraordinarily powerful feature uses advanced voice-processing technology to automatically produce vocal harmony based on a single lead vocal. Four distinct harmony modes as well as an extensive selection of preset harmony types are provided. In addition to straightforward harmony, the CVP-210/208 also lets you change the apparent gender of the harmony and/or lead vocal sound.
Using a Microphone — MIC. Select a Vocal Harmony type. Select a Vocal Harmony parameter (see below). Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous display. Vocal Harmony Parameter List Chordal Type/Vocoder Type Determines how the harmony notes are applied. Harmony Gender Type Can be set to “Off”...
Making Settings for the Vocal Harmony and Microphone — MICROPHONE SETTING Operation Press the [MIC. SETTING] button. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous display. Adjusting the Vocal Harmony Settings and Microphone Effects — OVERALL SETTING The explanations here apply to step 2 above. ■...
Using a Microphone — MIC. ■ COMPRESSOR This effect holds down the output when the input signal from the microphone exceeds a speciﬁed level. This is useful when recording a signal with widely varying dynamics. It effectively “compresses” the signal, making soft parts louder and loud parts softer.
Setting the Microphone Volume and Related Effects — TALK SETTING Determines the settings when the [TALK] button is on. The explanations here apply to step 2 on page 133. VOLUME/PAN/REVERB DEPTH/CHORUS DEPTH/TOTAL VOLUME ATTENUATOR This determines the volume of the microphone sound. This sets the stereo pan position of the microphone sound.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function The Function mode gives you access to various advanced functions related to the instrument as a whole. These sophisticated functions let you customize the Clavinova to your own musical needs and preferences. POWER METRONOME MIC.
Making Settings for the Pedals and Keyboard — Controller ■ Pedal (page 142) These settings determine how the connected pedals (including foot controllers and footswitches) are used. They can be assigned to a variety of functions, letting you control operations with your feet — such as turning the accompaniment style on/off, or triggering Fill In patterns.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Fine Tuning the Pitch/Selecting a Scale — Master Tune/Scale Tune The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136. Tuning the Overall Pitch — Master Tune Determines the overall pitch of the CVP-210/ 208, from 414.8 - 466.8 Hz.
Scale ■ Equal Temperament The pitch range of each octave is divided equally into twelve parts, with each half-step evenly spaced in pitch. This is the most commonly used tuning in music today. ■ Pure Major/Pure Minor These tunings preserve the pure mathematical intervals of each scale, especially for triad chords (root, third, ﬁfth). You can hear this best in actual vocal harmonies —...
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Setting Song-related Parameters — Song Settings The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136. Determines the Guide method. Turns guide lamps ON or OFF. Determines the timing for the guide lamps.
Setting Auto Accompaniment-related Parameters — Style Setting, Split Point, and Chord Fingering The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136. Setting Auto Accompaniment-related Parameters — Style Setting and Split Point The CVP-210/208 lets you automatically enable Sync Stop (page 69) simply by quickly pressing/releasing keys in the Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Setting the Fingering Method — Chord Fingering This determines how the notes you play on the keyboard indicate or play the chords of the accompaniment. To learn how to play certain chords, use the convenient Chord Tutor function (see note below). Determines the ﬁngering type (page 66).
You can specify how far down you should press on the right pedal until the damper effect (page 62) starts working. This can be set for certain kinds of pedals, such as the AUX pedal (YAMAHA FC7) or the CVP-210/208’s damper pedal.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Changing the Touch Sensitivity and Transpose — Keyboard/Panel Keyboard Touch The Touch feature lets you control the volume of the voices by your playing strength. These settings allow you to customize the keyboard’s touch response (sensitivity) to your personal playing preferences. Determines the Touch sensitivity setting (refer to the...
Setting the Registration Sequence, Freeze, and Voice Set The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136. Specifying the Order for Calling Up Registration Memory Presets — Registration Sequence You can save your custom panel settings to the Registration Memory presets, and call them up by pressing the appropriate REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons  - .
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Changing the Automatically Selected Voice Settings — Voice Set When changing voices (selecting a voice ﬁle), the settings best matching the voice — the same as those set in the Sound Creator — are always and automatically called up. From this page, you can set the on/off status for each part. For example, each of the preset voices has its own LEFT PEDAL setting;...
About the Harmony Types When a normal Harmony type (“Standard Duet” through “Strum”) is selected Chords played to the left of the split point control the harmony. When “Multi Assign” is selected Multi Assign automatically assigns notes played simultaneously on the right-hand section of the keyboard to separate parts (voices).
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Setting the MIDI Parameters In this section, you can make MIDI-related settings for the instrument. These settings can be stored all together from the USER display, for future recall. For general information and details about MIDI, see “What is MIDI?” (page 159). The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136.
Clock, Transmit Clock, Receive Transpose, Start/Stop ■ Clock Determines whether the CVP-210/208 is controlled by its own internal clock or a MIDI clock signal received from an external device. “INTERNAL” is the normal Clock setting when the CVP-210/208 is being used alone. If you are using the CVP-210/208 with an external sequencer, MIDI computer, or other MIDI device, and you want the CVP- 210/208 to be synchronized to the external device, set this function to “EXTERNAL.”...
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Receiving MIDI Data — Receive This determines which parts will receive MIDI data and over which MIDI channel the data will be received. Determines the channel for changing receive settings. The dots corresponding to each channel (1 - 32) ﬂash brieﬂy whenever any data is received on the channel(s).
Other Settings — Utility The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 136. Making Settings for Fade In/Out, Metronome, Parameter Lock, and Tap — CONFIG 1 Fade In Time, Fade Out Time, Fade Out Hold Time These determine how long it takes for the accompaniment style and song to fade in or fade out.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Parameter Lock This function is used to “lock” the speciﬁed parameters so that they can only be changed directly via the panel controls — in other words, instead of via Registration Memory, One Touch Setting, Music Finder, or song and sequence data. Selects the desired parameter for locking/ unlocking.
Copying and Formatting Disks — Disk Turns the Song Auto Open function on or off. When this is set to “ON,” the Clavinova automatically calls up the ﬁrst disk song when a disk is inserted. Copying from Disk to Disk As shown below, ﬁrst copy the data of the original (source) disk to the CVP-210/208, then copy the data to the backup (destination) disk.
Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function Entering Your Name and Language Preference — Owner Determines the language used for the display messages. Once you change this setting, all messages will be shown in the selected language. Restoring the Factory-programmed Settings of the CVP-210/208 — System Reset This operation lets you restore the CVP-210/208 to its original factory settings.
Using Your Clavinova with Other Devices CAUTION Before connecting the Clavinova to other electronic components, turn off the power to all the components. Before turning the power on or off to all components, set all volume levels to minimum (0). Otherwise, electrical shock or damage to the components may occur.
Using Your Clavinova with Other Devices 345 Connecting Audio & Video Devices You can connect the Clavinova to a wide range of audio equipment by using the AUX IN and AUX OUT jacks, which are located at the bottom left of the instrument. Connect as shown in the illustrations below using standard audio cables.
Clavinova- Computer system (the manual is not written for any speciﬁc models). The document is available as a PDF ﬁle (in English) at the following Internet address: Clavinova Web site (English only): http://www.yamahaclavinova.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/ CVP-210/208...
USB MIDI Driver) to your computer before you can transfer data between the computer and the CVP-210/ 208. You can download a copy of the YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver free of charge from the XG Library on the Yamaha Web site (http://www.yamaha-xg.com).
What’s MIDI? Let’s consider an acoustic piano and a classical guitar as representative acoustic instruments. With the piano, you strike a key, and a hammer inside hits some strings and plays a note. With the guitar, you directly pluck a string and the note sounds.
Using Your Clavinova with Other Devices The “controller” and “tone generator” in the illustration above are equivalent to the piano in our acoustic example. Here, the player’s performance on the keyboard is captured as MIDI song data (see illustration below). In order to record the audio performance on an acoustic piano, special recording equipment is needed.
MIDI channels MIDI performance data is assigned to one of sixteen MIDI channels. Using these channels, 1 - 16, the performance data for sixteen different instrument parts can be simultaneously sent over one MIDI cable. Think of the MIDI channels as TV channels. Each TV station transmits its broadcasts over a speciﬁc channel.Your home TV set receives many different programs simultaneously from several TV stations and...
• The CVP-210/208 is capable of displaying lyrics when an XF ﬁle containing lyric data is played. ■ Style File The Style File Format – SFF – is Yamaha’s original style ﬁle format which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide...
Level1, as is most commercially available software. ■ XG XG is a major enhancement of the GM System Level 1 format, and was developed by Yamaha speciﬁcally to provide more voices and variations, as well as greater expressive control over voices and effects, and to ensure compatibility of data well into the future.
CVP-210/208: Keyboard Stand Assembly CAUTION ■ Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the correct direction. Please assemble in accordance with the sequence given below. ■ Assembly should be carried out by at least two persons. ■...
Installing the pedal box. 1 Remove the plastic cover 2 Untie and straighten out the from the rear legs. bundled cord attached to the bottom of the pedal box. 3 Pass the pedal cord between the pedal box and the rear leg. 4 Make sure that the pedal box lays ﬂat, with no gap between itself and the ﬂoor, then afﬁx the pedal box using two screws.
Troubleshooting Problem • The Clavinova does not turn on; there is no power. • 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. •...
Problem • Auto accompaniment chords are recognized regardless of the split point or where chords are played on the keyboard. • Certain notes sound at the wrong pitch. • Some channels do not properly play back when playing back song data. •...
Part EQ 59 Preset +10 User Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Edit CVP-208 AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling 640 ✕ 480 dots backlit graphic LCD 88 keys (A-1 - C7) 378 voices + 480 XG voices...
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Index MAIN [C] button ... 18, 68 MAIN [D] button ... 18, 68 MAIN PICTURE ... 154 Maintaining Panel Settings ... 145 Maintenance ... 8 Making Global and Other Important Settings... 136 Making Overall System Settings (Local Control, Clock, etc.)148 Making Settings for Fade In/Out, Metronome, Parameter Lock, and Tap ...
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