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Yamaha Electone EL-37 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
  • Page 3 Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a fine electronic organ, Electone EL-37. The Yamaha EL-37 Electone combines the most advanced AWM tone generation technology with state-of-the-art digital electronics and features to give you stunning sound quality with maximum musical enjoyment.
  • Page 4: Main Features

    The Electone is equipped with convenient Registration Menus that allow you to instantly change all settings for the entire instrument in real time, as you play! The EL-37 has 120 registrations available on disk. (See page 9.) Recording of Performances with the Music Disk Recorder The EL-37 also features a Music Disk Recorder for recording your performances.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Panel Layout ............4 1.
  • Page 6: Panel Layout

    Panel Layout REVERB SEQ. SEQ. TEMPO KEYBOARD PERCUSSION LOWER PEDAL UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE STRINGS BRASS CLARI- SAXO- CHORUS HARMO- PHONE NICA ORGAN PIANO GUITAR VIBRA- COSMIC TUTTI PHONE SUSTAIN LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE UPPER STRINGS BRASS CLARI- SAXO- CHORUS HORN (KNEE) PHONE LOWER PEDAL...
  • Page 7 RHYTHM DISPLAY SELECT PROGRAM VOICE A.B.C. TREMOLO PAGE PATTERN EFFECT DISPLAY M.O.C. (FAST) DATA CONTROL FOOT REGIST. PITCH SEQUENCE SHIFT MIDI QUANTIZE INSTRUMENT ACCENT MASTER VOLUME CLEAR CHANGE PRESET USER INS. DEL. CLEAR RECORD UPPER LOWER PEDAL CONTROL UPPER SONG FROM REPEAT SONG COPY...
  • Page 8: Quick Introductory Guide

    (excepting those in Basic Registration) after you turn the Electone back on. Then, to restore the previous settings, hold down the M (Memory) button and press the D (Disable) button. POWER ¡ContBass Yamaha products are manufactured specifically for the supply voltage in the area where they are to be sold. If you should...
  • Page 9: Playing Your Electone

    Set the MASTER VOLUME control. The MASTER VOLUME control is an overall control which affects the volume of the entire instrument. MASTER VOLUME Set the control to roughly this position. This is the normal playing level. Press the Expression pedal down with your foot.
  • Page 10 Try playing the melody line of following piece of music on the Upper Keyboard, using the indicated registration. Now, try out the rest of the Basic Registrations with the following music examples. Press the appropriate buttons to select the registrations. Each music example has been chosen to best suit its companion registration.
  • Page 11: Registration Menu Disk

    The chart below lists the voices that have been set for the Upper/Lower keyboards and Pedalboard in each of the five Basic Registrations. Basic Registration 1 Basic Registration 2 Basic Registration 3 Basic Registration 4 Strings 1 Upper Keyboard voice Strings 1 Lower Keyboard voice Pedal voice...
  • Page 12 Finally, call up the selected registration by selecting SET in the display. The message “Completed...!!” briefly appears on the display. <REGIST DISK> 9 :BRASS1 You can now play the registration. If you wish, try out some of the other selections by repeating the above steps. If you’ve selected the registration with a rhythm set, press the START button in the Rhythm section.
  • Page 13: Registration Menu List

    ● Registration Menu List Disk 1 Page 1 LCD Display Sound Image STRINGS1 Orchestra STRINGS2 Pop Strings STRINGS3 Chamber Strings STRINGS4 Solo Violin STRINGS5 Pops Orchestra 1 STRINGS6 Pizzicato Strings STRINGS7 Pops Orchestra 2 STRINGS8 Strings Ensemble BRASS1 Marching Band BRASS2 Solo Trumpet BRASS3...
  • Page 14 Disk 1 Page 3 LCD Display Sound Image SYNTH1 Wind Synth. SYNTH12 Synth. Brass 1 SYNTH3 Cosmic Sound SYNTH4 Synth. Brass 2 SYNTH5 Fusion SYNTH6 Fantasy 2 SYNTH7 Fantasy 3 SYNTH8 Fantasy 4 LCD Display Rhythm Tempo March Polka Country Broadway Waltz-1 Waltz-2...
  • Page 15 Disk 2 Page 1 LCD Display Sound Image STRINGS1 Solo Violin STRINGS2 Strings Ensemble STRINGS3 Pop Strings 1 STRINGS4 Pop Strings 2 STRINGS5 Symphonic Orchestra BRASS1 Trumpet Ensemble BRASS2 Solo Trumpet BRASS3 Solo Trombone BRASS4 Brass Ensemble BRASS5 Big Band Page 2 LCD Display Sound Image...
  • Page 16: Using The Lcd Display

    Using the LCD Display The many sophisticated functions of the EL-37 are shown and controlled from the LCD display. The LCD display lets you see at-a-glance the current settings of the selected functions. This section introduces you to the control functions and conventions of the LCD display, allowing you to operate your new Electone quickly and effectively.
  • Page 17 Let’s call up another display to see some of the other uses of the Data Control buttons. Press the PIANO button in the Upper Keyboard Voice section once again (the same one you pressed in step #1 above) to call up the Voice Condition display for the Piano voice.
  • Page 18 Try changing the effect setting now. Use the bottom right Data Control button pair in much the same way as you did with the volume setting above. <UPPER> FEET=PRE.EFFECT=SYM. Press Page [>] to select page 3 which includes the vibrato setting. <UPPER>...
  • Page 19: Voice Sections

    2. Voice Sections UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE STRINGS BRASS CLARI- SAXO- CHORUS HARMO- PHONE NICA ORGAN PIANO GUITAR VIBRA- COSMIC TUTTI PHONE LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE STRINGS BRASS CLARI- SAXO- CHORUS HORN PHONE ORGAN PIANO GUITAR VIBRA- COSMIC TUTTI PHONE The Electone has four voice sections: Upper Keyboard Voice, Lead Voice, Lower Keyboard Voice, and Pedal Voice.
  • Page 20 Set the volume for each voice section. There are two volume controls: Coarse and Fine. Coarse: Use the VOLUME controls of each voice section on the panel to set the desired level for each voice. The controls have seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a maximum of full volume.
  • Page 21: Selecting Additional Voices-Dotted Buttons And User Voices

    Selecting Additional Voices—Dotted Buttons and User Voices The EL-37 Electone has a 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 When you load the registrations created by the other type NOTE Electones, the voice name may not be seen but a solid box may blink. This is because the loaded registration include the voice which EL-37 doesn’t contain.
  • Page 23: Voice Menus

    ● Voice Menus The following chart lists the voices available and their button/page assignment. The numbers shown in the list correspond to the page numbers shown in the display. STRINGS (Upper/Lower) Strings PizzStrs VIOLIN (Lead) Violin CONTRABASS (Pedal) ContBass PizzBass ¡3 BRASS (Upper/Lower) Brass SynBrass ¡4...
  • Page 24: Voice Controls And Effects

    Voice Controls/Effects Chart This chart shows all of the Voice Controls and Effects for the various voice sections of the EL-37. A circle (Ø) indicates that the setting is available. The bottom of the chart shows the relevant LCD titles for each setting.
  • Page 25: Voice Condition

    Voice Condition Page 1 <LEAD> TOUCH=4 <LEAD> TOUCH=4 1 Touch Tone The Touch Tone function gives you expressive control over the volume and timbre of a voice. Two types of keyboard touch affect this function: Initial Touch and After Touch. Range: 1-7 <LEAD>...
  • Page 26: Voice Condition

    Voice Condition Page 2 <LEAD> FEET=PRE.EFFECT=PRE. <UPPER> FEET=PRE.EFFECT=PRE. 3 Feet Determines the octave setting of the voice. PRE. (Preset) is the original (factory) setting; 4' is the highest and 16' is the lowest. Settings: PRE., 4', 8', 16' By using different Feet settings in the Lower and Upper keyboards and Pedalboard, you can duplicate the wide octave range of many instruments.
  • Page 27: Voice Condition

    Voice Condition Page 3 <LEAD> ŒUSER VIB. ŒT.VIB. 5 -1 <UPPER> ŒUSER VIB 5 -1 5 Vibrato Vibrato is an effect that periodically, or regularly, varies the pitch of a voice for a quavering sound. Used properly, it can make a voice sound richer and more natural.
  • Page 28 Voice Condition Page 4 <LEAD>VIB. DELAY=0¡4 DEPTH=0 <UPPER>VIB. DEPTH=0 1 Delay (Lead Voice only) Determines the amount of time that elapses between the playing of a key and the start of the vibrato effect (see diagram). Higher settings increase the delay of the vibrato onset. Range: 0-7 2 Depth Determines the intensity of the vibrato effect (see diagram).
  • Page 29: Effects

    Effects The effects include the Tremolo, Symphonic, Delay and Flanger which should first be selected and turned on for the specific voice section(s) on the Voice Condition page 2 above, and Reverb, Sustain and Guide. 1 Tremolo/Chorus Tremolo recreates the rich, swirling sound of the popular rotating speaker effect. Just as with a conventional rotating speaker, you can switch the effect on and off as you play.
  • Page 30: Delay And Flanger

    3 Delay and Flanger Delay and Flanger are two unusual effects used often in contemporary music. Like Tremolo and Symphonic, the Delay and Flanger effects are set in two steps, from two different groups of display page: the Voice Condition pages and the Effect pages. Delay and Flanger Operation 1) Select DLY.
  • Page 31: Reverb

    4 Reverb Reverb adds an echo-like effect to the sound, giving the impression of a performance in a large room or concert hall. The effect is applied equally and simultaneously to all voice sections. To adjust the reverb effect: Press one of the REVERB buttons, located at the far left of the panel. These controls determine the depth of the reverb effect.
  • Page 32: Rhythm, Accompaniment And Percussion

    4. Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion The Rhythm features of the Electone use actual drum and percussion sampled sounds to automatically play various rhythm patterns. Automatic Accompaniment functions are used with the rhythm patterns, providing appropriate and completely automatic accompaniment to match the style of the rhythm pattern selected.
  • Page 33: Synchro Start

    " SYNCHRO START This button puts the rhythm pattern in “stand-by”; the rhythm will start when you press a note on the Lower keyboard or Pedalboard. To stop the rhythm, press this button again. # INTRO. ENDING Pressing this button automatically plays a short introduction (of up to eight measures) before starting the actual rhythm pattern.
  • Page 34: Fill In Patterns

    " TEMPO Display (BAR/BEAT Indicator) Shows the current tempo. (Displayed values are given in beats per minute, just as on a conventional metronome.) The tempo range is 40 to 240 beats per minute. When the rhythm pattern begins playing, the TEMPO display changes function to a bar/beat indicator.
  • Page 35: Auto Variation And Percussion Volume

    Auto Variation and Percussion Volume These two settings are controlled from each rhythm’s Rhythm Condition pages. There are three Rhythm Condition pages. To select the Rhythm Condition pages: Choose a rhythm pattern, and press that pattern’s panel button again. (The button should be pressed only once if the Rhythm display has already been called up;...
  • Page 36 To select a rhythm pattern from a dotted button: Press one of the dotted buttons on the right side of the Rhythm section. MARCH SEQ. SEQ. USER 1 TANGO SEQ. SEQ. USER 5 Select one of the pages with the Page buttons. Swing1 J.Ballad Dixie Select one of the rhythms by pressing one of the...
  • Page 37: Rhythm Menus

    Rhythm Menus This chart lists all 38 of the rhythm patterns available on the Electone. The numbers in the chart correspond to the page numbers shown in the display. MARCH March Polka Country Broadway WALTZ Waltz 1 Waltz 2 J.Waltz Bolero SWING Swing 1...
  • Page 38: Automatic Accompaniment-Auto Bass Chord

    Once the Rhythm Condition Page 1 display (above) has been called up, use the Page buttons to select Page 2. Rhythm Condition Page 2 <ACCOMPANIMENT> TYPE=1 Selects the Accompaniment type. 1 TYPE (1-4) These settings provide types of rhythmic and melodic accompaniment, and become more complex according to the type number (Type 1 is the simplest, Type 4 the most complex).
  • Page 39 Auto Bass Chord 1 Mode: Off, Single, Fingered, Custom Cancels the Auto Bass Chord function. Single (Single Finger mode) The Single Finger mode provides the fastest and easiest means to obtain many different chord/bass combinations, by simply using one, or at most, two or three fingers to play the chords.
  • Page 40 Chords Recognized in the Single Finger Mode (Key of C) Major, minor, 7th and minor 7th chords can all be played in the Single Finger mode. Major chords: Press the root of the chord (the note that corresponds to the chord’s name).
  • Page 41: Keyboard Percussion

    Keyboard Percussion The various drum and percussion sounds (a total of 43 available) have been assigned to the Lower keyboard and pedalboard for you to play. To play the Keyboard Percussion sounds : Turn on the Keyboard Percussion function by pressing either or both the LOWER and PEDAL buttons in the KEYBOARD PERCUSSION section.
  • Page 42: Melody On Chord

    Percussion Assignments for the Pedalboard Melody On Chord The Melody On Chord (M.O.C.) feature automatically adds a harmony part to the melodies you play on the Upper keyboard. The harmony is derived from the chords you play on the Lower keyboard—or from the chords that are played for you, if you use Automatic Accompaniment.
  • Page 43 <MOC> MOC TYPE1 MOC TYPE2 MOC TYPE3 1 Type Cancels the Melody On Chord function. MOC Type 1 Produces harmonies of up to two notes in a range close to the melody played. MOC Type 2 Produces harmonies of up to three notes in a range close to the melody played.
  • Page 44: Registration Memory

    5. Registration Memory Registration Memory allows you to store virtually all the settings you make on the panel and LCD, providing a convenient way to instantly change all voice settings and rhythms while you're playing, with the simple touch of a single button on the Registration Memory panel. The buttons are conveniently located between the upper and lower keyboards for easy access while playing.
  • Page 45 To store all registrations to disk: Insert a formatted disk into the disk slot under the Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) Make certain that the disk is either blank or has data you can erase. If the disk is new and unformatted, you will have to format it. Refer to the instructions how to format a disk (See page 50).
  • Page 46: Registration Shift

    Registration Shift The Registration Shift function allows you to change registrations, all the settings you make on the panel and LCD, without taking your hands from the keyboards. By using the right footswitch on the expression pedal, you can step through the panel registrations in sequence, either in numeric order or in any order you specify. Registration Shift has two modes: Shift and User.
  • Page 47 <REGIST SHIFT> ¡MODE ŒOFF ŒSHIFT Registration Shift Edit Page <REGIST SHIFT> ¡EDIT T12314545454541 ● Cursor Controls The cursor controls are used to move the cursor (the flashing box in the display) along the registration row in the display. The entered registration numbers are shown in the display;...
  • Page 48 ● Data Controls The buttons in the Rhythm Sequence section described below are used to enter and delete registration numbers in the registration row. Move the cursor to the desired position and edit the registration data. RHYTHM QUANTIZE PROGRAM PATTERN SEQUENCE 1 SET For initially entering a registration number to a blank space in the...
  • Page 49: Resetting The Registration Memory Buttons (Power On Reset)

    Registration numbers cannot be entered beyond the Registration Shift function’s capacity of 18. The following message momentarily appears when the 18 spaces have been filled: <REGIST SHIFT> ¡EDIT Data Full...!! First delete unnecessary registrations, then perform the operation again. Resetting the Registration Memory Buttons (Power On Reset) All current settings including Registration Memories and User rhythms can be deleted at once by using the Power On Reset function.
  • Page 50: Music Disk Recorder

    6. Music Disk Recorder The Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) is a sophisticated recording device built into the Electone that lets you record your performances and registration settings. The Music Disk Recorder not only records the notes you play; it also remembers the voices and rhythms you select, the front panel controls you change, as well as all expression pedal, footswitch and knee lever positions, to reproduce your performance exactly as you play it.
  • Page 51 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. Other objects may cause damage to the disk drive or floppy disks.
  • Page 52: Formatting A Disk

    Formatting a Disk Before recording a performance to your blank disk, the disk must first be formatted. To format a disk: Put the disk, label facing up, into the disk drive (insertion slot). “Fort” will appear on the LED display indicating that the inserted disk requires to be formatted.
  • Page 53: 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 54 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 55 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 56 Select the parts for recording. Pressing the RECORD in the procedure 1) – 4) above turns on the all parts' LEDs in the upper left row indicating that each part is ready to record. Press the RECORD buttons for each part in the upper left row to turn off the parts you don't want to record.
  • Page 57 Press the RECORD button to set up recording of the next part. In this case, the song (number) contains the performance data of the Lower and Pedal in addition to the registration and setup data. The small bars ("––") appear at the left part of LED display and flash along with the song number, warning you that the selected song number already contains recorded data.
  • Page 58: 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 and Registration Shift settings, Rhythm Pattern (User rhythms) and Rhythm Sequence data, and User voices, is also saved in the operation. There are two ways to record the registrations and bulk data: (1) To record only the registrations and bulk data: On the Electone, set the registrations and all other data you wish to record.
  • Page 59: 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.
  • Page 60: Playback

    Playback You can play back your recorded performance by simply pressing the PLAY button. Registrations and other data will be recalled to the Electone. (1) To play back a song: Select the number of the song you wish to play back by using the SONG SELECT buttons.
  • Page 61 (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. This function is especially useful for playing a single part, such as the melody, over previously recorded accompaniment parts. To select specific parts for playback: Select the number of the song to be played back.
  • Page 62 (3) To repeat playback of a song or songs: This feature allows you to repeatedly play back either all songs on a disk or only one specific song. Select the song number you wish to play back. If you wish to play back all songs on a disk, select the first song that will be played back.
  • Page 63: 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) Pause If you want to temporarily stop playback of the song or songs, press the PAUSE button.
  • Page 64 (4) Changing the Tempo You can change the tempo of the song as the song is playing on the M.D.R. by holding down the SHIFT button and pressing the TEMPO + or TEMPO - button. (The Tempo dial on the Electone panel cannot be used to change the tempo on the Music Disk Recorder.) Each press of the button slows down or speeds up the tempo by...
  • Page 65 (5) Song Copy This function lets you copy the data recorded at one song number to another song number. To use the Song Copy function: Select the song number to be copied with the SONG SELECT buttons. While holding down the SHIFT button, press the SONG COPY FROM button.
  • Page 66 (6) Song Delete You can delete a song on disk by performing this function. To use Song Delete: Use the SONG SELECT buttons to select the number of the song you wish to delete. While holding down the SHIFT button, press the SONG DEL.
  • Page 67 (9) Voice Disk (Optional) The M.D.R. also lets you use voices from optional Voices Disks. You can play these voices and save them to User memory for future recall. To select voices from the disk and save them to User memory: Insert the optional Voice Disk into the Disk slot under the Music Disk Recorder.
  • Page 68 To save the selected voice, press one of the right DATA CONTROL buttons corresponding to SAVE in the display. The following display showing User voices 1– 4 appears. To USER 1 USER 3 Select the User number to which you wish to save the voice, and press the corresponding DATA CONTROL button.
  • Page 69: Messages On The M.d.r. Led Display

    Messages on the M.D.R. LED Display Display 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 to OFF. (See page 49.) 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 70: Rhythm Pattern Programming And Rhythm Sequence Programming

    7. Rhythm Pattern Programming and Rhythm Sequence Programming The EL-37 includes powerful Rhythm Program functions: the Rhythm Pattern Program and the Rhythm Sequence Program. The Rhythm Pattern Program allows you to record your own original rhythm patterns using the high-quality percussion sounds of the Electone. The Rhythm Sequence Program lets you connect your original rhythm patterns together with the Preset rhythm patterns to create complete rhythm tracks, which you can automatically play back during your performance.
  • Page 71: Panel Controls-Rhythm Pattern Program And Rhythm Sequence Program

    Panel Controls—Rhythm Pattern Program and Rhythm Sequence Program The functions of the Rhythm Pattern Program and Rhythm Sequence Program are controlled from the Data Control buttons and a special set of buttons to the right of the DISPLAY SELECT section. The PATTERN and SEQUENCE buttons are used to select those respective programming functions.
  • Page 72 While holding down the PATTERN button, select a preset rhythm pattern to be copied to the Rhythm Pattern Program. Releasing the PATTERN button without selecting a rhythm loads a blank pattern to the Programmer. Copying a preset rhythm lets you make changes to an existing rhythm pattern, saving your time if you want to program a rhythm that is similar to an existing preset pattern.
  • Page 73 ● Rhythm Programming Percussion Sounds —Upper and Lower Keyboards The Rhythm Programmer has a total of 75 different percussion sounds that are assigned to the keys of the Upper and Lower keyboards, as shown in the following chart. Assigned to the Upper Keyboard (35 types) Assigned to the Lower Keyboard (43 types) Tom 1, 2 and 3 on the Upper and Lower keyboards are the...
  • Page 74: Selecting Step Write Or Real Time Write Operation

    ● Step Write and Real Time Write Operation There are two different methods you can use to program rhythm patterns: Step Write and Real Time Write. Step Write allows you to enter percussion sounds as individual note values. As a method, it is very similar to writing down the notes on a sheet of music paper;...
  • Page 75: Entering Percussion Sounds To A Rhythm Pattern

    ● Entering Percussion Sounds to a Rhythm Pattern Percussion sounds can be entered by either Step Write or Real Time Write from the EDIT page. Select the EDIT page with the Page buttons. The Step Write version of the EDIT page is automatically called up if the rhythm pattern is stopped, and Real Time Write is called up if the pattern is running.
  • Page 76 EDIT Page—Step Write Jump Reverse Jump Forward <PATTERN> 100% ¡BEAT 1.1. 1 Beat Measure Step Forward Step Reverse 1 Step Forward and Step Reverse Controls Each press of the corresponding Data Control buttons advances or reverses the rhythm clock by one step. The size of a single step is determined by the Quantize value on the panel.
  • Page 77 Select the percussion sound you wish to enter. There are two ways to select percussion sounds in the Step Write mode: Press the key on the Upper or Lower keyboard that corresponds to the sound. The instrument name automatically appears at the bottom right of the LCD when the key is pressed. The selected instrument is automatically assigned to an available empty rhythm track.
  • Page 78 ● Clear and Change The Rhythm Pattern Program is made up of sixteen individual tracks, each capable of recording a different instrument. The Clear function is used to delete the entire contents of an instrument track, while Change is used to assign a different instrument to an already occupied track.
  • Page 79: Editing With Real Time Write

    ● Editing with Real Time Write To enter sounds with Real Time Write: From the BEAT/EDIT page, start the rhythm pattern by pressing the START button. While the rhythm pattern is running, play the percussion sounds from the Upper and/or Lower keyboards.
  • Page 80: Selecting Accompaniment Patterns

    ● Selecting Accompaniment Patterns This function of the Rhythm Pattern Program allows you to use one of the Electone’s Accompaniment patterns with your original rhythm pattern. You can select the Accompaniment pattern that best matches the rhythm pattern that you have created. To select an appropriate Accompaniment pattern for your newly created rhythm pattern: Select the ACC.
  • Page 81: Saving Rhythm Patterns

    ● Saving Rhythm Patterns To save a newly created rhythm pattern to a User pattern number: Select the Save page with the Page buttons. The current rhythm pattern, if playing, will automatically be stopped when this page is selected. <PATTERN> 100% ¡SAVE USER1-A Using the appropriate Data Control buttons, select both the User number and variation type to...
  • Page 82 Press any of the right Data Control buttons (corresponding to “Confirm”) to return to the original Save display. You should periodically save your rhythm pattern as you are making it and check the amount of remaining memory. If the rhythm pattern currently being edited cannot be saved because of a lack of memory space, erase some of the less necessary percussion sounds with the Clear function, and try saving the pattern again.
  • Page 83: Programming Rhythm Sequence

    Select the desired User rhythm number from the LCD display by using the Page buttons, then select the desired pattern variation with the appropriate Data Control button. USER 1-A USER 1-B¡U1 USER 1-C USER 1-D Use these to select the User pattern variation. PLAYING USER FILL IN PATTERNS: You can play User Fill In patterns by selecting the desired User number and pressing the FILL IN button in the Rhythm section on the panel.
  • Page 84 Press one of the numbered Sequence buttons to call up the Rhythm Sequence display. MARCH SEQ. SEQ. USER 1 TANGO SEQ. SEQ. USER 5 <SEQ> Top • In this display, different rhythm patterns (both Preset rhythm patterns and User rhythm patterns that you created with the Rhythm Pattern Program) can be entered in sequence along the pattern row in the bottom of the display.
  • Page 85 Select the desired rhythm pattern by pressing the appropriate button in the panel Rhythm section, then press the SET button on the panel to enter the pattern. (Refer to the Rhythm Pattern Number Table below for a list of the rhythm patterns and their number assignments.) MARCH WALTZ...
  • Page 86 Rhythm Pattern Number Table March 1 Polka Country Broadway Waltz 1 Waltz 2 Jazz Waltz Bolero Swing 1 Swing 2 Fill-in/Intro./Ending March 1 Fill-in March 1 Intro. March 1 Ending If you wish to enter a Fill In, Intro, or Ending pattern, hold down the appropriate rhythm control button on the panel (INTRO.
  • Page 87 Cursor Controls on the Panel Shifts the cursor back by 10 measures. RHYTHM QUANTIZE INSTRUMENT PROGRAM PATTERN CLEAR SEQUENCE Shifts the cursor one step back. Shifts the cursor to the end of sequence. Shifts the cursor to the beginning of the sequence. Cursor Control with the Data Control Buttons <PATTERN>...
  • Page 88 3 INS. (Insert) For inserting a pattern number before the current cursor position. The new pattern is entered to the cursor position and all other patterns to the right of the cursor are moved to accommodate the new number. The operation is the same as for SET (see steps #2 and #3 above).
  • Page 89: Playing Rhythm Sequences

    ● Playing Rhythm Sequences To play any of the rhythm sequences you have created: Press the appropriate Sequence button on the panel, then press the rhythm START button. MARCH WALTZ SEQ. SEQ. USER 1 USER 2 TANGO LATIN 1 SEQ. SEQ.
  • Page 90: Saving Rhythm Pattern And Rhythm Sequence Data To Disk

    ● Playing All Sequences In Order You can also have up to all four rhythm sequences automatically play in order, one after the other. To do this: Press the desired Sequence buttons, making sure that their LEDs are all lit. MARCH SEQ.
  • Page 91: Footswitches And Knee Lever

    8. Footswitches and Knee Lever These leg- and foot-operated controls allow you to turn on and execute various performance functions without taking your hands from the keyboards. Footswitch Control 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 functions (See page 44).
  • Page 92: Knee Lever

    1 STOP Functions as an off/on switch for the rhythm pattern in the middle of rhythm playback. 2 ENDING Switches the rhythm to the Ending pattern, after which the rhythm is stopped. 3 FILL (Fill In) Switches the rhythm to the Fill In pattern. ●...
  • Page 93 ● Melody On Chord To select knee lever control over Melody On Chord: Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section and use the Page buttons to select the M.O.C. page (Page 2). Then set the KNEE control to ON, and select one of the modes. <MOC>...
  • Page 94: Pitch Controls

    9. 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 95: Midi Controls

    MIDI cables. Connect the MIDI cables as shown in the illustration below: The MIDI IN/OUT terminals are located on the left underside of the Electone keyboard. EL-37 All MIDI functions are controlled from Page 2 and Page 3 of the PITCH/MIDI pages.
  • Page 96 Page 3—Internal/External Control <MIDI IN>LEAD=INT.¡3 SYNC=INT.EXP.=AUTO INT. EXT. These select the Sync setting. 1 LEAD Determines Internal or External control of the Lead Voices. When set to Internal, Lead Voices are played from the Electone and the sounds from a connected MIDI instrument can be played via MIDI channel 1 (or channel 2, when the To Lower function is on).
  • Page 97: Accessory Jacks And Controls

    11. Accessory Jacks and Controls On the left underside of the Electone keyboard is a separate panel equipped with various input/output terminals, the functions of which are described below. RHYTHM HEADPHONES 1 RHYTHM IN (Phone; L/R) This pair of phone jacks are for connection to an external rhythm machine. The sound of the connected device is mixed with the sound of the Electone and played through the Electone’s speaker system.
  • Page 98: Appendix

    12. Appendix Troubleshooting Please note that the appearance of any of following phenomena does not indicate a mechanical failure of the Electone. Problem GENERAL OPERATION Some of the LEDs in the DISPLAY SELECT section do not light. No sound is produced from the Electone’s speakers.
  • Page 99 Problem VOICES/RHYTHMS While an Intro./Ending pattern is automatically playing, the Lower keyboard does not produce any sound, even when the keys are played. During use of the Rhythm Pattern Program, no sound is produced even when you play a certain percussion sound. EFFECTS The Tremolo effect cannot be heard, even when the TREMOLO (FAST) button in the...
  • Page 100: Specifications

    Specifications and desciptions in this Owner's Manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. As specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. Depth , Off);...
  • Page 101: Midi Specifications

    MIDI Specifications ■ Channel Messages Code (Hexadecimal) Message 8n nn (Note No.) 00-7F Note OFF 9n nn (Note No.) 00 Note OFF 01-7F Bn 04 00-7F 2nd Expression Pedal BF 0B 00-7F Expression Pedal Bn 40 00 Sustain OFF Bn 7B 00 All Notes OFF Cn nn (Regist.
  • Page 102: System Exclusive Messages

    System Exclusive Messages Electone Common Messages ■ Bulk Dump Related Messages Code F0 43 70 70 00 ...(Data)*... F7 01 F7 02 F7 F0 43 70 70 10 F7 F0 43 70 70 20 F7 F0 43 70 70 30 F7 F0 43 70 70 38 7F F7 (Data)* = Exclusive data ■...
  • Page 103 F0 43 70 3D* 00 ...(Data)... F7 00 F7 F0 43 70 3D* 10 F7 F0 43 70 3D* 20 F7 “3D”* is the ID code of EL-37. ■ Electone/Single Keybord Common Messages Code F0 43 73 01 02 F7...
  • Page 104 ■ Panel Operation Messages Functions Selector Volume To Lower Sustain Keybord Percussion Disable Tremolo (Fast) Rhythm Sequence Program * Even if the 1:00 Chorus is received, Tremolo (Fast) will be turned OFF. Switches Code UK Voices LK Voices LEAD PK Voice Rhythm UK Voices LK Voices...
  • Page 105: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart Function Basic Channel Default 1, 2, 3, 16 Changed 4, 5 Mode Default Mode 3 Messages ˛ Altered ************************ Note Number 36-96 True Voice ************************ Velocity Note ON Ø 9nH, v=0-127 Note OFF ˛ After Touch Key's ˛...
  • Page 106: Index

    Index A.B.C. (Auto Bass Chord) ...36 Accent (Rhythm Pattern) ...75 Accompaniment...35 Accompaniment (Rhythm Pattern) ...78 After Touch ...23 Auto Variation ...33 Automatic Accompaniment...36 Aux In/Out...95 Balance (Delay) ...28 Bar/Beat Indicator ...32 Basic Registrations ...7 Beat (Rhythm Pattern)...72 Celeste ...27 Chord ...36, 37, 38 Chorus (Slow) ...27 Clear (Registration) ...46 Clear (Rhythm Sequence) ...76...
  • Page 107: Important Safety Instructions

    Please make sure that benches are stable and any optional fixtures (where applicable) are well secured BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. No other uses are recommended.
  • Page 108 M.D.G., EMI Division, ©Yamaha Corporation 1996 VV03690 607MWCP5.2-01A0 Printed in Japan Yamaha Corporation International Marketing Group P.O.Box1, Hamamatsu, Japan Phone: 81 -53-460-2317 (country code) Fax: 81-53-456-8872, 1109...