Yamaha Electone EL-100 Owner's Manual

Yamaha Electone EL-100 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the instrument or other property.
  • Page 3 • Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
  • Page 4: Included Items

    • The company names and product names in this Owner’s manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. • This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Main Features ... 6 Panel Layout ... 7 EL-100 Panel Layout ... 8 1 Quick Introductory Guide ... 10 Getting Started ... 10 Basic Registrations ... 11 Basic Operation ... 12 LCD DISPLAY ... 13 2 Voice Sections ... 17 Voice Display ...
  • Page 6: Main Features

    Main Features Astoundingly True-to-life Sounds The new AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation technologies combined with authentic touch response make this Electone a truly expressive musical instrument. You can enjoy playing a total of 173 AWM voices using the touch response function. Wide Variety of High Quality Effects Electone voices can also be enhanced with a full range of high-quality digital effects, ranging from Tremolo and Reverb to Flanger, Delay and Distortion.
  • Page 7: Panel Layout

    Panel Layout Music Stand Upper Keyboard Front Panel (pages 8-9) Lower Keyboard MIDI Jacks (page 104) Jacks (page 104) Right-Footswitch (page 69) Left-Footswitch (page 97) Speaker Unit Expression Pedal (page 11) Pedalboard...
  • Page 8: Panel Layout

  • Page 10: Quick Introductory Guide

    Only use the voltage specified as correct for the Electone. The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the Electone. Yamaha products are manufactured specifically for the supply voltage in the area where they are to be sold. If you...
  • Page 11: Basic Registrations

    Set the MASTER VOLUME control. The MASTER VOLUME control is an overall control which affects the volume of the entire instrument. MASTER VOLUME Press the Expression pedal down with your foot. Once you have set the MASTER VOLUME control to a suitable level, you can use the Expression pedal to change the volume with your foot as you play.
  • Page 12: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation * The Controls and Effects may be applied differently depending on the selected type of Controls and Effects. See page 29 for more information. Adjust the total volume (Master Volume) Playing Electone Expression Pedal Registration Set-up Select the keyboard to play Select the voice Select the rhythm...
  • Page 13: Lcd Display

    LCD DISPLAY This section introduces you the convenient control functions of the LCD display. The LCD display lets you see at a glance the current settings and provides easy-to-understand graphic representation of all parameters. Selecting a voice/rhythm Press the panel voice/rhythm button which you want to use (For example, press the STRINGS button in the Upper Keyboard Voice section).
  • Page 14 Function of the Data Control Buttons DATA CONTROL Strings1 Pizz.Strs Syn.Strs1 DATA CONTROL VOL.:24 DATA CONTROL EFFECT:SYMPHONIC ¨1‹ ”SYMPHONIC ’CELESTE DATA CONTROL <R.SHIFT>[INS][DEL]¤ T _ ? ? ????????????????? Cursor The Data Control buttons are used to select 1 a voice/rhythm or function shown on the display.
  • Page 15 Summary of the LCD Operation The following chart gives you a general view of the basic operations on the Electone. 1. To call up the LCD display 1) Pressing Panel Buttons ● Selecting voices or setting up the Voice Condition ●...
  • Page 16 Language on the LCD LCD display can be shown in two languages, English and Japanese. How to select the language: 1. Press the VOICE DISPLAY button in the DISPLAY SELECT section. The page 1 will be displayed. DATA CONTROL ¨⁄Strings1ÎViolin1 ⁄ Ò⁄Strings1∏⁄ContBs.1 2.
  • Page 17: Voice Sections

    Voice Sections The EL-100 features 173 different high quality AWM voices. Each of the AWM voices can be used on the Upper keyboard, Lower keyboard and Pedalboard. There are two voice sections for the Upper keyboard, one voice section for the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard, respectively.
  • Page 18: Selecting Voices From The Panel

    These three voice groups are displayed on page 2 of the Voice Display screen. This fact indicates the EL-100 owns the same voice group numbers as those of the upper models like EL-500. Accordingly, the EL-100 can play back the registrations created with the upper models like EL-500.
  • Page 19 Press one of the Data Control buttons that corresponds to the voice you wish to select. (Pop Organ 1, in this case) DATA CONTROL Organ1 PopOrgan1 Accordion The first letter of the selected voice will start blinking. You have selected Pop Organ 1 for the Upper Keyboard Voice. If you wish to, you can select voices from Lead Voice, Lower Keyboard Voice and Pedal Voice sections, following steps #1 and #2 above.
  • Page 20 Use the top left side Data Control button pair to change the level of the desired voice. Fine volume settings, 0-24, are available. DATA CONTROL VOL.:24 Now select voices for the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard as you did for the Upper keyboard above. Also set the volumes of the voices. Adjust the volume balance between the Upper and Lower Voices with the Balance Control provided on the Voice Display.
  • Page 21: Selecting Voices From The Dotted Buttons

    Selecting Voices from the Dotted Buttons The EL-100 has a wide variety of voices from which you can choose – far greater than what is immediately apparent from the front panel controls. You’ve already learned in the section above how to select the different voices that are available in the Voice Menu display of each panel voice.
  • Page 22 You have selected Honky Tonk for the Upper Keyboard Voice. About User voices: Page 22 is “User” area. Although EL-100 cannot exactly play back the user voices created with the upper models like EL-900, the automatic conversion function allows your EL-100 play back the voices fairly close to the original sounds.
  • Page 23: Voice Menus

    Voice Menus The following chart lists the voices that are shown by pressing the panel voice buttons. The other voices that are only available when using the Dotted buttons are shown on pages 24 - 26. STRINGS Upper/Lower Strings1 Strings2 Pizz.Strs Syn.Strs1 CONTRABASS Pedal ContBass1 ContBass2...
  • Page 24 Details on All Voices Page/Section ● 1. Upper/Lower 01: Strings 1 STRINGS ● 02: Strings 2 03: Strings 3 04: Strings 4 05: Strings 5 06: Strings 6 07: Strings 7 ● 08: Pizz. Strings 09: Trem. Strings ● 10: Synth. Strings 1 11: Synth.
  • Page 25 Page/Section Voice Name ● 9. Lead 01: Oboe 1 OBOE ● 02: Oboe 2 ● 03: English Horn ● 04: Bassoon 1 05: Bassoon 2 ● 10. Upper/Lower 01: Clarinet 1 CLARINET ● 02: Clarinet 2 ● 03: Bass Cla. ●...
  • Page 26: Electric Bass

    Page/Section ● 18. Upper/Lower 01: Guitar 1 GUITAR ● 02: Guitar 2 03: Guitar 3 04: 12Str. Guitar 05: Banjo 06: Mandolin 07: Sitar 08: Shamisen ● 09: Elec. Guitar 1 10: Elec. Guitar 2 11: Muted Guitar 12: Dist. Guitar ●...
  • Page 27 To select the “hidden” voices (Upper Keyboard Voice 2, Lower Keyboard Voice 2 and Pedal Voice 2): You can call up the “hidden” voices on the LCD display and select them. This function allows you to layer the voices on each keyboard to make the sound thicker.
  • Page 28 3. Set the volume for the Upper Keyboard Voice 2. Pressing the same Data Control button corresponding to the selected voice calls up the Voice Condition display. Use the Page buttons to select page 2, which contains Volume setting. DATA CONTROL INIT.T: 8 Use the top left side Data Control button pair to change the level of the desired voice.
  • Page 29: Voice Controls And Effects

    Voice Controls and Effects The Electone is equipped with two general kinds of functions that can be used to change the sound of the voices: Voice Controls and Effects. Certain effects may have been applied to some of the voices, but can be modified as you like. All built-in effects are digital.
  • Page 30: Selecting From Voice Condition

    Selecting from Voice Condition Pages To call up the Voice Condition Pages: Choose a voice on the panel, then press that voice’s panel button again. The Voice Condition Choose a voice on page appears on the LCD display. Each voice group’s Voice Condition (except for Lead Voice) is configured with four pages.
  • Page 31: Volume

    Voice Condition [PAGE 2] Press the Page buttons to select PAGE 2. DATA CONTROL VOL.: 0 1 Volume Fine adjustment of the voice volume. See page 20 for more information. Range: 0 - 24 2 Panning Determines the position of the voice in the stereo image. Seven pan positions are available.
  • Page 32: Effect

    Voice Condition [PAGE 3] Press the Page buttons to select PAGE 3. DATA CONTROL EFFECT:PRESET 1 Effect Determines the effect type applied to each voice section. Each press of top left F Data Control button selects Preset, Off, Tremolo, Symphonic, Delay, Flanger and Distortion, in order. Each press of top left E Data Control button selects in the reversed order.
  • Page 33: Vibrato

    Voice Condition [PAGE 4] Press the Page buttons to select PAGE 4. DATA CONTROL VIB:PRESET DATA CONTROL VIB:USER DEPTH: 0Î › DELAY: 0 SPEED: 0 1 Vibrato Vibrato function vibrates the voices to create softer image. Applied to each voice group. PRESET/USER Selects the original (factory) effect.
  • Page 34: Tune

    Voice Condition [PAGE 5] Press the Page buttons to select PAGE 5. DATA CONTROL TUNE: 0 SLIDE:OFF 1 Tune Determines the pitch of the Lead voice. This control lets you detune the Lead voice relative to the other voices of the Electone, for producing a richer sound. The higher the value set, the higher the pitch.
  • Page 35: Tremolo/Chorus

    DATA CONTROL EFFECT:PRESET PRESET TREMOLO SYMPHONIC DELAY FLANGER DISTORTION Selecting Voice Group You can select the voice section to which the effect should be applied, by pressing the Page buttons. The acronyms indicate each voice group. ¨1 ¨2 : Upper Keyboard Voice Ò1 Ò2 : Lower Keyboard Voice...
  • Page 36: Delay

    3 Delay Delay is a pronounced echo effect, with distinct delayed repeats of the original sound. Independently applied to each voice section. Delay Effect Signal Time Delayed Signal Adjusts the delay interval using TIME parameter Adjust the number of repeated sounds using FEEDBACK parameter DATA CONTROL EFFECT:DELAY ÚÆTIME----242mSec...
  • Page 37 Balance Determines the volume of the delay effect, relative to the original sound. Higher settings produce a louder delay. DATA CONTROL EFFECT:DELAY ÚÆBAL.----60.6% Range: 0% - 100% Mode Selects the delay type from Mono, ST (Stereo) 1, 2, 3. Selecting one of the Stereo Delays produces more expanding image or an image sounds move from right to left, or left to right.
  • Page 38: Flanger

    4 Flanger Flanger introduces a swirling, animated modulation effect to the sound. Independently applied to each voice section. Flanger Effect Signal Time DATA CONTROL EFFECT:FLANGER ÚÆSPEED--- 4.5Hz SPEED F.B. DEPTH Parameter Settings The bottom left Data Control buttons select available Flanger parameters.
  • Page 39: Distortion

    5 Distortion Distortion adds a distorted image to the sounds usually found in electric guitars. Independently applied to each voice section. Distortion Effect Determines the depth Signal using LEVEL parameter DATA CONTROL EFFECT:DISTORTION ¨1 ÚÆLEVEL---16.4dB LEVEL HI PASS Parameter Settings The bottom left Data Control buttons select available Distortion parameters.
  • Page 40: Selecting From The Panel

    Selecting from the Panel Reverb, Sustain and Tremolo/Chorus pages are called up by pressing the respective panel buttons. 1 Reverb Reverb adds an echo-like effect to the sound, giving the impression of a performance in a large room or concert hall. Reverb effect can be applied to the entire system or to each voice section (page 31) independently.
  • Page 41: Sustain

    2 Sustain The Sustain effect, selectable for the Upper, Lower and Pedal voices, causes voices to gradually fade out when the keys are released. The sustain on/off and sustain length settings are independent for each keyboard, providing maximum expressive control. Press one of the SUSTAIN buttons, located to the left of the panel, to set the Sustain effect.
  • Page 42: Tremolo/Chorus

    3 Tremolo/Chorus Tremolo recreates the rich, swirling sound of the popular rotating speaker effect. Just as with a conventional rotating speaker, you can switch between slow and fast speeds. And like a motor-driven speaker, the characteristic tremolo effect gradually changes speed after it is switched. You can also adjust the maximum speed of the effect to suit your playing style.
  • Page 43 1) Turning on the Tremolo effect (set to standby): You cannot use the Tremolo effect only by turning on the TREMOLO (FAST) button. First, you need to turn the effect on in the desired voice section(s). Independently applied to each voice section. Select (turn on) Tremolo Press the desired voice button on the panel twice to display one of the Voice Condition pages.
  • Page 44 2) Setting the Tremolo Effect Tremolo setting made here are global; in other words, they are applied the same to all voices for which Tremolo has been turned on (set to standby). To turn on the Tremolo effect and call up the Tremolo Control page: Press the TREMOLO (FAST) button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
  • Page 45: Rhythm And Accompaniment

    Rhythm and Accompaniment The Rhythm features of the Electone use actual drum and percussion sampled sounds to automatically play various rhythms. Automatic Accompaniment functions are used with the rhythms, providing appropriate and completely automatic accompaniment to match the style of the selected rhythm. Moreover, the Electone has a Keyboard Percussion feature that allows you to play drum and percussion sounds from the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
  • Page 46 Turn the rhythm on. You can use one of three buttons to turn on the rhythm: 1 START This button does as its name indicates; the rhythm begins as soon as the button is pressed. To stop the rhythm, press this button again. 2 SYNCHRO START This button puts the rhythm in ‘stand-by’...
  • Page 47 Set the rhythm tempo using the Tempo button in the rhythm section. BAR / BEAT TEMPO BAR / BEAT 1 TEMPO Button For adjusting the speed of the rhythm. Pressing the right button increases the tempo and pressing the left button decreases it. 2 TEMPO Display (BAR/BEAT Indicator) Shows the current tempo.
  • Page 48: Rhythm Condition

    Rhythm Condition Pages The Rhythm Condition includes the following two pages: the Rhythm Condition page used to adjust the rhythms and the Instrument page used to make up each drum/percussion instrument, each of which comprises the rhythms and is playable using the Keyboard Percussion function. To select the Rhythm Condition page: Choose a rhythm, and press that pattern’s panel button again (or again press the Data Control button corresponding to the selected rhythm).
  • Page 49: Dotted Buttons And User Rhythms

    Rhythm Condition [PAGE 2] DATA CONTROL ACC.VOL.: 0 ”ON’OFF¤ ACC.REV.:24 TYPE:1 The settings related to Accompaniment are available on this page. See page 54 for the details. Dotted Buttons and User Rhythms The Rhythm section also has, like the voice sections, dotted buttons from which rhythms can be selected.
  • Page 50 Select the desired rhythm using the Data Control buttons. DATA CONTROL <SWING> 07:JazzBallad 2) To call up the User rhythms: You can call up the rhythms created by the other Electone that has Rhythm Pattern Programming function and those on optional Pattern Disks. Press Page buttons to select the User page.
  • Page 51: Rhythm Menus

    Rhythm Menus This chart lists all 66 of the rhythms available on the Electone. MARCH March1 Polka1 Country1 Broadway SWING Swing1 Swing2 J.Ballad Dixieland1 SLOW ROCK SlowRock1 SlowRock2 SlowRock3 LATIN1 ChaCha Rhumba Beguine Mambo 8 BEAT 8Beat1 8Beat2 DancePop1 DancePop2 USER RHYTHM <USER RHYTHM>...
  • Page 52: Automatic Accompaniment - Auto Bass Chord (A.b.c.)

    Automatic Accompaniment - Auto Bass Chord (A.B.C.) The Auto Bass Chord (A.B.C.) function works with the Rhythm section of the Electone to automatically produce chord and bass accompaniment as you play. There are three modes to obtain Automatic Accompaniment patterns. To select the A.B.C.
  • Page 53 2 Memory When you start a rhythm with this memory function on, A.B.C. automatic accompaniment keeps playing even after you release your fingers from the Lower keyboard. Lower Use the bottom right E Data Control button to turn on the Lower keyboard Memory function (Solid box indicates the function is effective).
  • Page 54: Accompaniment Controls

    3) Chords Recognized in the Fingered Chord Mode (Key of C) Cm maj7 Cm7-5 Accompaniment Controls The Accompaniment function described in this section is independent of the A.B.C. accompaniment. When rhythms are used, A.B.C. provides rhythmical chords and bass, while the Accompaniment of this section provides arpeggiated chords and other instrumental embellishments.
  • Page 55 Press the Page buttons to select PAGE 2. DATA CONTROL ACC.VOL.: 0 ”ON’OFF¤ ACC.REV.:24 TYPE:1 Rhythm Condition [PAGE 2] DATA CONTROL ACC.VOL.: 0 ”ON’OFF¤ ACC.REV.:24 TYPE:1 1 ACCOMPANIMENT Determines the volume of the Accompaniment. Range: 0 - 24 2 On/Off On/off switches of the Accompaniment function.
  • Page 56: Preset/User Keyboard Percussion

    Preset/User Keyboard Percussion The keyboard Percussion function features a total of 120 different drum and percussion sounds, playable from the keyboards and pedalboard. The Keyboard Percussion has two different modes, Preset and User. Preset Keyboard Percussion lets you play 43 different sounds from the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard, while the User Keyboard Percussion lets you freely assign the 120 available sounds to any key or pedal you wish.
  • Page 57 Preset Keyboard Percussion Preset Percussion Assignments for the Lower Keyboard (43) Preset Percussion Assignments for the Pedalboard (18) NOTE: You can rearrange the key assignments of the drum and percussion sounds using the following User Keyboard Percussion function.
  • Page 58 2) To use the User Keyboard Percussion: A total of 120 different drum and percussion sounds can be assigned to any key or pedal, and your original setups can be saved to eight memory locations: User 1 through User 8. (For this example, use User1) Turn on the Keyboard Percussion function by pressing the LOWER/1 button in the KEYBOARD PERCUSSION section.
  • Page 59 This function is used to erase User assignment for User 1. CLEAR works in two ways: either to erase a single instrument, or to erase all instruments. (See step #5 below.) DATA CONTROL [SET] ¤ Playing back EL-100’s MDR reproduces the instrument condition set by EL-900/ 700/500. NOTE:...
  • Page 60: User Keyboard Percussion Categories

    User Keyboard Percussion Categories Category 01 CYMBAL 01:Crash Cym1 02:Crash Cym2 03:CrashCym M 04:Ride Cym1 05:Ride Cym2 06:RideCymCup 07:Orch.Cym1 08:Orch.Cym2 09:Orch.Cym M 10:Cym March 11:Cym BrShot 12:Tam-Tam 02 HI-HAT 01:HH Open 02:HH Close 03:HH Pedal1 04:HH Pedal2 05:AnalogHH O 06:AnalogHH C 03 SNARE DRUM 01:SD Light 02:SD Heavy...
  • Page 61 To assign an instrument to a particular key or pedal: Simultaneously hold down the Data Control button corresponding to [Set] and press the key (or pedal) to which the instrument is to be assigned. The currently displayed instrument will be assigned to the key you press down as a part of User 1.
  • Page 62 3) Other User Keyboard Percussion Functions Additional operations in the User mode include copying of Lower/Pedal Preset Keyboard Percussion to one of the Users, and copying from one User location to another. To copy the Lower Preset Keyboard Percussion to one of the Users: The following operation allows you to copy the Lower Preset Keyboard Percussion to one of the Users.
  • Page 63 5. Press any of the bottom left Data Control buttons (corresponding to [Copy] in the display) to copy the data. When [Copy] is selected, a ‘Completed’ message momentarily appears on the display. Press any of the bottom right Data Control buttons (corresponding to [Cancel] in the display) to abort the operation.
  • Page 64: Melody On Chord (M.o.c.)

    4. Select the User number from which you want to copy using the top left Data Control buttons. DATA CONTROL ≥ ÚÆUSER1 Copy? ≥ [COPY] In this case, the destination User number will not be displayed as the source number, or selectable on the display. 5.
  • Page 65 M.O.C. [PAGE 2] DATA CONTROL <MOC> MODE:OFF 1 Mode You can select one of three automatic accompaniment functions here. Each press of bottom left F Data Control button selects Off, 1, 2 and 3, in order. Each press of bottom left E Data Control button selects in the reversed order.
  • Page 66 Rhythm Sequence is built up with various different rhythm patterns, and can be programmed by the other Electone such as EL-900. The EL-100 doesn’t have Rhythm Sequence function, but it can read and load the rhythm sequence data recorded on the MDR (a floppy disk) to its four SEQ buttons in the Rhythm section and play back them, as follows: 1.
  • Page 67: Registration Memory

    M.D.R. (page 68) in advance. NOTE: Although the number of the Registration Memory buttons of EL-100 are limited to eight, from Registration Memory 1 through Registration Memory 8, the Registration Memory 9 through Registra- tion Memory 16 can be accessible when using MDR playback and Registration Shift functions.
  • Page 68: Selecting Registrations

    Selecting Registrations Simply press the numbered button that corresponds to the registration you wish to select. Using the D (Disable) button: Rhythm and automatic accompaniment patterns also change when you select different Registration Memory buttons. Pressing the D (Disable) button allows you to keep the same rhythm and accompaniment patterns throughout all your registration changes, or make your own rhythm selections if you want to.
  • Page 69: Registration Shift

    While holding down the RECORD button on the M.D.R., press the M (Memory) button in Registration Memory. RECORD UPPER LOWER PEDAL CONTROL UPPER SONG FROM REPEAT SONG COPY PAUSE STOP PLAY MUSIC DISK RECORDER REGISTRATION MEMORY / TO DISK This operation saves all eight registrations in Registration Memory to one song. The other 39 available songs on the disk can be used for saving additional batches of 8 registrations.
  • Page 70 1˘ 2 DATA CONTROL REGIST: 1 NOTE: • Although the number of the Registration Memory buttons of EL-100 is limited to eight, from Registration Memory 1 through Registration Memory 8, you can select the other eight Registration Memory numbers, the Registration Memory 9 through Registration Memory •...
  • Page 71 4 User Selects the User mode. In the User mode, each press of the Right Footswitch selects registrations according to the order you specify. 1. When you select the User mode, the Shift End selector function, how the Registration Shift function acts when it reaches to the end, will be added to the right side of the display.
  • Page 72 2 Data (Data Controls) The pair of the top right Data Control buttons is used to enter or delete registration numbers in the registration row. Move the cursor to the desired position and edit the registration data. [INS] Insert For initially entering a registration or inserting a registration number just before the current cursor position.
  • Page 73: Music Disk Recorder (M.d.r.)

    Floppy disk slot LED (Lamp in-use) NOTE: When the EL-100 is turned on, the LED below the floppy disk slot will be lit indicating that the M.D.R. is ready to use. To eject a floppy disk: Be sure to confirm that the lamp of STOP button on M.D.R.
  • Page 74 Yamaha recommends that you use a commer- cially available dry-type head-cleaning disk to clean the head about once a month. NOTE: Ask your Yamaha dealer about the availability of proper head- cleaning disk. About the Floppy Disks ■ To handle floppy disks with care: Do not place heavy objects on a disk or bend or apply pressure to the disk in any way.
  • Page 75: Formatting A Disk

    Formatting a Disk Before recording, the disk must first be formatted. Put the disk, label facing up, into the disk drive (floppy disk slot). “Fort” will appear on the LED display indicating that the inserted disk requires to be formatted. While holding down the SHIFT button, press the FORMAT button.
  • Page 76: Recording

    Recording 1) To record a song: Set the desired registrations on the Electone. Make all the Electone settings necessary for the song you will record. This means entering the all registrations you will need for the entire performance in the Registration Memory. Make sure also to select the registration that you will use at the beginning of the song.
  • Page 77 After numbers appear on the LED display of the M.D.R., begin playing. Once the setup operation in step #5 is complete, a number will appear on the LED display indicating that you can begin recording your performance. The number also indicates the amount of memory left on the disk.
  • Page 78 Outline of M.D.R. Operation Though the M.D.R. is as easy to operate as a cassette tape recorder, it is far move versatile. Since it records all Electone settings and control movements as well as the notes you play as digital data, it allows you much more flexibility and control than even the most sophisticated tape recorder.
  • Page 79 2) To record each part separately: You can also record the parts of your performance independently; for example, first recording the chords and bass to the song (using the Lower and Pedalboard), and after that recording the melody (using the Upper Keyboard).
  • Page 80 Separate recording for Lead Voice and/or Keyboard Percussion parts: The Lead voice and the Keyboard Percussion can be recorded/played back separately although they are not shown on the M.D.R. panel. Separate recording for Lead Voice and/or Keyboard Percussion parts: Hold down the SHIFT button and simultaneously press the appropriate button in the top row in the procedure #2 above.
  • Page 81: Punch-In Recording

    Press the CUSTOM PLAY button to start recording of the new part or parts (Upper part). Playback of the previously recorded parts starts immediately. The CUSTOM PLAY button is used here to record only the parts that have been selected for recording, and play back only those parts that have been selected for playback.
  • Page 82: Recording Registrations (And Bulk Data)

    Recording Registrations (and Bulk Data) You can also record registrations by themselves, without recording a performance. Bulk data, including Registration Memory, Registration Shift settings, Rhythm Pattern (User rhythms), and Rhythm Sequence data, are also saved in the operation. There are two ways to record the registrations and bulk data: On the Electone, set the registrations and all other data you want to record.
  • Page 83: Recalling Recorded Registrations (And Bulk Data)

    Recalling Recorded Registrations (and Bulk Data) The registrations (and bulk data) recorded to song numbers in the above operation can be loaded back to the Electone by simply selecting the appropriate song number and pressing the PLAY button. When the operation has been completed, the M.D.R. returns to STOP status.
  • Page 84: Playback

    STOP button. If you have recorded the Lead Voice/Keyboard Percussion part separately: On the EL-100 the Lead/Keyboard Percussion part(s) you have recorded separately will automatically set to on when you start playback. 2) To play back the selected part(s): You can also play back the selected parts of your recorded performance, while other parts are temporarily turned off.
  • Page 85 Press the PLAY button to begin playback of the song. First the registration and other data are read, then playback of the performance starts (excepting the parts that were turned off in step #2). Now perform your new part or parts over the playback parts. When the end of the recorded performance is reached, playback is automatically stopped and the STOP status is resumed.
  • Page 86 The EL-100 allows you to play back the commercially available XG song data using the M.D.R. Also, the XG Easy Converter function of the EL-100 lets you convert the data to the XG compatible data. Playing back the XG Song Data This function is for playback only.
  • Page 87 XG Easy Converter This function allows you to convert the EL-100 song data to the XG format data. You can then play back the data using XG devices and/ or personal computer. Depending on the type of XG devices, sound may be different from the original data you created.
  • Page 88: Other Functions

    Other Functions 1) Custom Play If you want to play back the song without resetting the registrations and other data, press the CUSTOM PLAY button. This displays the song time and starts playback immediately. 2) Read and Auto Increment Another method for calling up only registration data, besides that mentioned in the NOTE above.
  • Page 89 5) Changing the Tempo You can change the tempo of the song as the song is playing back. While holding down the SHIFT button, press the TEMPO + or TEMPO - button. Each press of the button slows down or speeds up the tempo by a small amount (not affecting the pitch).
  • Page 90 6) Song Copy This function lets you copy the data recorded at one song number to another song number. You can copy and exchange the data even between two different disks. To use the Song Copy function within a disk: Select the song number to be copied (source) with the SONG SELECT buttons.
  • Page 91 To use the Song Copy function between two different disks: Insert the source disk that contains the song you want to copy from. While holding down the SHIFT button, press the SONG COPY FROM button. The song number to be copied from appears at the left of the LED display.
  • Page 92 STOP status is automatically resumed. 8) Disk Copy You can duplicate a floppy disk by copying the contents. Yamaha recommends that you keep two copies of important data on separate floppy disks by using this function.
  • Page 93 Insert the source disk into the disk slot. The M.D.R. starts reading the data in the source disk. “out 1” appears on the LED display. Press the eject button to take out the source disk. “In 2” appears on the LED display to urge you to insert the destination disk.
  • Page 94 9) Checking the Remaining Memory You can check the amount of memory available for additional recording in a disk by pressing PAUSE button while holding down SHIFT button. The amount of available memory will be displayed on the LED. The maximum amount of memory is ca.700 for 2DD disks and ca.1400 for 2HD disks.
  • Page 95 If you want to save the current pattern to a User Rhythm space, select the “SAVE” with the corresponding Data Control buttons. The following display appears. Selects the destination (User Rhythm) number DATA CONTROL ≥ ÚÆSave to USER1-A≥ ≥ [SAVE] Execute save Select the User number to which you want to save using the top left Data Control buttons.
  • Page 96 Messages on the M.D.R. LED Display Display Description of the Messages No disk is installed. Install a disk. 1) The installed disk is write-protected, so the Record, Song Copy, and Song Delete jobs cannot be performed. Set the disk’s Write-protect tab (page 74) to OFF. 2) If you are using a copy-protected playback-only disk, this message may appear when you attempt the Record, Song Copy, or Song Delete operations.
  • Page 97: Footswitches And Expression Pedal

    Footswitches and Expression Pedal These foot-operated controls allow you to turn on and execute various performance functions without taking your hands from the keyboards. Footswitch The Electone has two Footswitches on the expression pedal that can be used to control various functions. The Right Footswitch is used for the Registration Shift function.
  • Page 98 2 Rhythms Selection of Left Footswitch control over rhythm functions. When this is chosen, the following items appear at the bottom of the display: DATA CONTROL <FOOT.SW>MODE:RHYTHM ”STOP ’ENDING ’FILL Stop Functions as an on/off switch for the rhythm or the rhythm sequence.
  • Page 99 Upper 1, 2, Lower 1, 2, Lead The Glide function can be applied to any or all of the voice sections shown in the display. Select the desired voice section(s). Time Determines the speed of the Glide function, or in other words, how gradually the pitch returns when the Footswitch is released.
  • Page 100: Expression Pedal

    Expression Pedal You can choose the function of the Expression Pedal from three settings. Press the PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section. Transpose/Pitch function, the first page, will be displayed. Select page 3 using Page buttons at the right side of the LCD display. MIDI IN page will be displayed.
  • Page 101: Transpose And Pitch Controls

    Transpose and Pitch Controls There are two pitch-related controls on the Electone: Transpose and Pitch. Transpose allows you to change the key of the instrument and Pitch lets you finely adjust the tuning. These features make it easy to change the key of a song to accommodate a vocalist’s range or to precisely match the tuning of another instrument.
  • Page 102: Midi

    MIDI MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a kind of communication system for electronic musical instruments. It is built into most every modern digital musical instrument and allows different instruments to “talk” to each other and control each other’s functions. For example, the Upper keyboard of your Electone could be used to play sounds on a connected synthesizer.
  • Page 103 Receive Channels When using another MIDI device to play the Electone’s voices, you must set the MIDI transmit channel(s) of the connected device to match the receive channel(s) of the Electone. The MIDI receive channels of the Electone are fixed to the following values: Upper Keyboard: 1 Lower Keyboard: 2...
  • Page 104: Accessory Jacks And Controls

    Accessory Jacks and Controls On the underside of the Electone keyboard is a separate panel equipped with various input/output terminals and miscellaneous controls, the functions of which are described below. AUX. 1 AUX. OUT (RCA, L/R) This pair of RCA jacks is for connection to an external amplifier/speaker. 2 HEADPHONES (Phone) For connection of a stereo headphone set.
  • Page 105: Appendix

    In this case you need to select one of the HOST SELECT switches to match the computer type you use. No additional MIDI setting is necessary. Windows 95/98/Me HOST SELECT PC-2 PC-1 MIDI EL-100 Macintosh HOST SELECT PC-2 PC-1 MIDI 8-pin MINI DIN to D-SUB 9-pin Cable...
  • Page 106 Electone’s voices. You can use the Electone as an XG tone generator for computer-based music production. See page 110 for the details to use the EL-100 as an XG tone generator. Controls the EL-100 using an external...
  • Page 107: Channel Messages

    System Messages. The Channel Messages are the data related to the performance on the keyboard for a specific channel. Each time you play the keyboard on the EL-100, the channel messages, which keys are played and how hard the keys are pressed, will be transmitted via a specific channel. The System Messages are the data that allows several MIDI devices communicate each other.
  • Page 108: System Messages

    These allow you to execute bulk dump operation, sending and receiving all the data of the EL-100 including registrations to and from an external device. This is especially useful for you to build up the library of the registration data in a device like a hard disk.
  • Page 109 Selecting the Registration Memory Buttons Sending the Program Change messages from the PC to your EL-100 makes it possible to change the registration on the Electone. Send the Program Change message, “CF, 00” (Hexadecimal) to the EL- 100.
  • Page 110 “Electone.” Sending an appropriate system exclusive message from the sequencing software (PC) to the EL-100 changes the mode to XG Mode, in which you can use the Electone as an XG tone generator. Send the XG System On message, “F0, 43, 1N*, 4C, 00, 00, 7E, 00, F7”...
  • Page 111: Midi Data Format

    MIDI Data Format 1. Channel Messages 1.1 EL Mode Code (Hexadecimal) Function 8n,nn,00-7F Note Off 9n,nn,00 Note Off 9n,nn,01-7F Note On Bn,00,00-7F Bank select Bn,20,00-7F Bn,01,00-7F Modulation Bn,04,00-7F 2nd Expression Bn,05,00-7F Portamento Time Bn,06,00-7F Data Entry Bn,26,00-7F Bn,07,00-7F Volume Bn,0A,00-7F Bn,0B,00-7F Expression Bn,40,00-7F...
  • Page 112 Code (Hexadecimal) Cn,nn Dn,00-7F En,00-7F,00-7F * Can be changed in the MIDI settings. 1.2 XG Mode Code (Hexadecimal) 8n,nn,00-7F 9n,nn,00 9n,nn,01-7F Bn,00,00-7F Bn,20,00-7F Bn,01,00-7F Bn,04,00-7F Bn,05,00-7F Bn,06,00-7F Bn,26,00-7F Bn,07,00-7F Bn,0A,00-7F Bn,0B,00-7F Bn,40,00-7F Bn,41,00-7F Bn,42,00-7F Bn,43,00-7F Bn,47,00-7F Bn,48,00-7F Bn,49,00-7F Bn,4A,00-7F Bn,54,00-7F Bn,5B,00-7F Bn,5D,00-7F Bn,5E,00-7F...
  • Page 113: Realtime Messages

    Code (Hexadecimal) Function Bn,78,00 All Sounds Off Bn,79,00 Reset All Controllers Bn,7B,00 All Note Off Bn,7C,00 Omni Off Bn,7D,00 Omni On Bn,7E,00 Mono Bn,7F,00 Poly Cn,00-7F Program Change Dn,00-7F After Touch En,00-7F,00-7F Pitch Bend * Can be changed in the MIDI settings. 2.
  • Page 114 F0,43,70,70,38,7F,F7 F0,43,70,70,40,nn(*3),7F,F7 F0,43,70,70,40,50,TL,TH,F7 F0,43,70,78,41,cd,dd,F7(*4) F0,43,70,78,42,...(Data)...F7 F0,43,70,78,44...(Data)...(*5),F7 F0,43,70,70,70,nn(*6),F7 F0,43,70,70,73,F7 F0,43,70,70,78,SC,NC,F7 X : don't care N : Device Number(“0” on EL-100) *1 Data Codes to Send Data All RAM Registrations Rhythm Sequences 14,15 User Patterns User Voices Keyboard Percussion Assignments *2 Data Codes to Receive...
  • Page 115 *4 Switch Codes Selectors Code Switch Transmit Tx Range Receive Rx Range Remarks UK Voice 1 LK Voice 1 UK Voice 2 LK Voice 2 LEAD Voice Pedal Voice 1 Pedal Voice 2 Rhythm Registration Memory Volume Code Switch Transmit Tx Range Receive Rx Range Remarks UK Voice 1 LK Voice 1 UK Voice 2...
  • Page 116 *5 EL MIDI Parameters Voice Section Parameters Panel Voice Parameters Address Size 00-04, 06, 07 00-0D 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 00-04, 06, 07 04, 06, 07...
  • Page 117 Effect Parameters (Voice Sections) Parameter Address Size Data Effect Select 00-01 00-04, 06, 07 00-05 Reverb 00-01 00-04, 06, 07 40-42 00-7F Tremolo 00-01 00-04, 06, 07 48-4A 00-7F Symphonic 00-01 00-04, 06, 07 00-7F Delay 00-01 00-04, 06, 07 58-5B 00-7F Flanger...
  • Page 118 Rhythm Sequence Parameters Address Size Data 00-03 00-01 Accompaniment Parameters Address Size Data 00-03 00-01 00-7F 00-7F A.B.C. Parameters Address Size Data 00-03 00-01 00-01 M.O.C. Parameters Address Size Data 00-03 00-01 Parameter Content Transmit Tx Range Rhythm Sequence 00:OFF ˛...
  • Page 119 Overall System Parameters Address Size Data Parameter 00-01 Disable 3A-46 Transpose 00-0B 2nd Expression Range 00-03 Footswitch Mode 3C-4F Pitch 00-04 Glide Speed 34-4C Manual Balance 00-01 L.I.T. 00-01 Expression INT/EXT Effect Parameters (Overall) Address Size Data Parameter 40-42 Reverb 48-4A Tremolo Symphonic...
  • Page 120: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart YAMAHA [Electone-EL mode] / Model: EL-100 Function Basic Channel Default Changed Mode Default Messages Altered Note Number True Voice Velocity Note ON Note OFF After Touch Pitch Bend Control Change 1, 5, 7, 10 96, 97 84, 91, 93, 94...
  • Page 121 YAMAHA [Electone-XG mode] / Model: EL-100 Function Basic Channel Default 1, 2, 3, 16 Changed 1-16 Mode Default Mode3 Messages ˛ Altered ************************ Note Number 36-96 True Voice ************************ Velocity Note ON Ø 9nH, v=1-127 Note OFF Ø 9nH, v=0...
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem GENERAL OPERATION A cracking noise is sometimes heard. Interference from radio, TV, or other sources occurs. Electone generates some noise. Radio or TV generates some noise. The sound of the Electone causes surrounding objects to resonate. Some of the lamps in the DISPLAY SELECT section do not light.
  • Page 123 Problem VOICES/RHYTHMS The volume of Upper keyboard is louder than that of Lower keyboard, or vice versa. Pedalboard doesn’t sound, even when its volume is properly set. When keys on the Lower keyboard or pedalboard are pressed, the sounds of percussion instruments are also heard.
  • Page 124 Problem REGISTRATION MEMORY Certain functions have not been memorized to Registration Memory. An error occurs and the registration data is not recorded to M.D.R., when executing To Disk operation. A simple beep sound is produced when I press the Basic Regist. Button. MUSIC DISK RECORDER Recording or playback cannot be performed.
  • Page 125: Assembly Instructions

    YAMAHA Electone EL-100 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Carefully read these instructions BEFORE assembling the Electone. ■ Precautions Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the correct direction by following the procedures given below. Be sure to assemble the Electone with two or more people.
  • Page 126 Mount the Sideboards onto the Pedalboard unit. Be sure not to confuse the Right and Left Sideboards. -1 Raise the Pedalboard as shown in the illustration below. -2 Position each screw hole on both the Pedalboard and Sideboards as shown in the illustration and mount the Sideboards onto the Pedalboard using the 4 Short/ black screws (2 screws on each Sideboard).
  • Page 127 -2 Use the 4 Long/black screws to fasten the Main unit to the Sideboards as shown in the illustration. Long/black screws Long/black screws Fit the Grill Net onto the Speaker. First, align the bottom line and then fix it. Hook up the Grill Net by inserting the protrudents into the holes.
  • Page 128 Connect the AC Power Cord plug to the AC Inlet of the Main Unit. Place the Music Stand. Turn on the Electone’s power switch and confirm that the Electone can be played, or that the assembly is successful. BENCH ASSEMBLY Reverse the bench board and place one of the legs to the corner of the bench board, then tighten the nut using the included wrench.
  • Page 129: Specifications

    EL-100 Specifications KEYBOARD Initial Touch VOICE Tone Generation Upper Keyboard Voice Lower Keyboard Voice Upper Keyboard Voice 2 Lower Keyboard Voice 2 Lead Voice Pedalboard Voice Pedalboard Voice 2 Voice Display EFFECT/ Digital Reverb CONDITION Sustain Tremolo/Chorus Symphonic/Celeste Vibrato Delay...
  • Page 130 Specifications and description in this Owner's Manual are information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. As specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 131: Index

    Index A.B.C..52 A.B.C./M.O.C..52, 64 ACC. Reverb ... 55 Accompaniment ... 45, 54 Auto Bass Chord (A.B.C.) ... 52 Auto Varietion (Rhythm) ... 48 AUX. OUT ... 104 Balance (Delay) ... 37 Balance (Rhythm) ... 48 BAR/BEAT ... 47 BASIC REGlST.
  • Page 132 Selecting Voice Group ... 35 SEQ..66 Set (Keyboard Percussion) ... 59 SHIFT ... 75 Shift (Registration Shift) ... 70 Shift End ... 71 Single Finger ... 52 Slide ... 34 Slide Time ... 34 SOLO (XG) ... 86 Song Copy ...
  • Page 135 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha or the authorized distributor listed below. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA MEXICO Yamaha de Mexico S.A. De C.V., Departamento de ventas Javier Rojo Gomez No.1149, Col. Gpe Del Moral, Deleg. Iztapalapa, 09300 Mexico, D.F.
  • Page 136 Yamaha Manual Library (English versions only) http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/ M.D.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2002 Yamaha Corporation V788820 ???MW???.?-01A0 Printed in Indonesia...

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