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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    Yamaha. This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. ● COPYRIGHT NOTICE q Nine of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this key-...
  • Page 4 • Use the specified adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130, or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it.
  • Page 5: Copyright Notice

    ● COPYRIGHT NOTICE 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’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer soft- ware, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings.
  • Page 6: Main Features

    The convenient and easy-to-use Lesson feature, guides you through the parts of a song—just like a patient teacher! Select from any one of 100 songs on the EZ-200, and learn the left- and right- hand parts independently at first, then together. Lesson features three easy steps that help you master each song: Listen and Learn, Timing and Waiting.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    From Another Instrument... 55 Troubleshooting ...57 Voice List...58 Maximum Polyphony ... 58 Drum Kit List ...63 Style List...66 Effect Type List ...67 MIDI Implementation Chart ...68 MIDI Data Format ...70 Effect map ... 70 Specifications ...71 Index ...72 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Setting Up

    Be sure to do the following operations BEFORE turning on the power. Power Requirements Although the instrument will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries, Yamaha recommends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. An AC adaptor is more environmentally friendly than batteries and does not deplete resources.
  • Page 9: Connecting Headphones (phones/output Jack)

    Connecting a footswitch (SUSTAIN Jack) The sustain function lets you produce a natural sustain as you play by pressing an optional footswitch. Plug the Yamaha FC4 or FC5 footswitch into this jack and use it to switch sustain on and off. NOTE •...
  • Page 10: Panel Controls And Terminals

    @3 DRUM KIT icons ...page 18 ■ Rear Panel @4 MIDI IN/OUT terminals ...page 54 @5 SUSTAIN jack...page 9 @6 PHONES/OUTPUT jack ...page 9 @7 DC IN 12V jack...page 8 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual ■ Front Panel Style List Song List (page 66) (page 15)
  • Page 11 • Playing while looking at the lights for a long period of time may cause eyestrain or stiffness in your neck and shoulders. For your health and comfort, we recommend that you take a ten-minute break after every hour of playing. Voice List (page 58) GrandPno Panel Controls and Terminals EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Quick Guide

    VOLUME [-] button and turn on the power with the [STANDBY/ ON] switch. This automatically sets the value to 4 (indicated by two bars). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch to turn on the power. Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch again to turn the power off.
  • Page 13: Listen To The Demo Songs

    Selecting and listening to a specific Song Select the desired song number and play it. Press the [SONG] button. The Song number and name are displayed. Appears when the Song mode is active. Song number Song name Bad Day EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 14 [FF] button... Fast-forwards through the Song if pressed during playback. Increases the [PAUSE] button ... Temporarily stops playback. Press this button a second time to resume EZ-200 Owner’s Manual heard during fast reverse). Decreases the measure number if pressed while playback is stopped.
  • Page 15: Song List

    Danse Des Mirlitons From “The Nutcracker” (P.I. Tchaikovsky) Slavonic Dances No.10 (A. Dvorák) ˇ Guillaume Tell (G. Rossini) Méditation De Thais (J. Massenet) Ungarische Tänze Nr.5 (J. Brahms) Valse Des Fleurs (From “The Nutcracker”) (P.I. Tchaikovsky) Frühlingsstimmen (J. Strauss II) EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Step

    Refer to the Voice List on page 66. Selecting Voice number 000 (One Touch Setting) automatically calls the most suitable voice for the currently selected Style or Song. (Refer to page 38.) EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Appears when the Voice number Voice name Voice mode.
  • Page 17: Playing The Grand Piano Voice

    When you simply want to play a piano Voice, all you have to do is press one convenient button. Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button. The Voice “001 Grand Piano” will automatically be selected as the Main Voice. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 18: Drum Kits

    Select one of the Voice numbers from 130–142 by using the num- ber buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. * When Voice number 130 is selected, the icons printed above the keyboard indicates the instruments assigned to each key. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Example: 130 Standard Kit Std.Kit1...
  • Page 19 Drum Kit List on page 63. ● Drum Kit List Standard Kit 1 Standard Kit 2 Room Kit Rock Kit Electronic Kit Analog Kit Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 Sound Effect Kit EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Step

    Adjust the metronome tempo Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button to display the tempo. Set the metronome tempo by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. The tempo can be adjusted between 11–280. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual GrandPno Current Tempo value Tempo Displays the...
  • Page 21 Style or Song is playing since it is automati- cally preset for the most suitable time signature of the current Style or Song. Make sure to stop the Style or Song before setting the numerator. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22 Setting the metronome volume Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until “MetroVol” appears. Set the metronome volume (000–127) by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Metronome volume MetroVol...
  • Page 23: Step

    To use these Styles, turn on the auto accompaniment and play the keyboard as described on pages 24–25. (The bass and chord accompaniment parts will sound.) EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24: Playing With A Style

    When the Sync Start standby mode is engaged, Style playback will begin as soon as you play a chord in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. You can turn off Sync Start standby mode by pressing the [SYNC START] button. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual 8BtModrn Split Point (54; F#2) 8BtModrn...
  • Page 25 Try playing other chords with your left hand and play a melody with your right hand. Auto Accompani- ment range You can stop playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. Split Point Split Point EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Basic Operation And Displays

    About the [START/STOP] button Press the [START/STOP] button after pressing the [SONG] or [STYLE] button to start playback of the selected Song or Style (rhythm). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Adjusting the volume Pressing the MASTER VOLUME [+] and [-] buttons. Press the [+]...
  • Page 27 1, or press the [-] button briefly to decrease the value by 1. Press and hold either button to continuously increase or decrease the value in the corresponding direction. Press briefly to decrease. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Play with a Style Press briefly to increase.
  • Page 28: Display

    0–14. One bar represents 2 steps in the value. Sound level is 13–14 Sound level is 3–4 Sound level is 1–2 Sound level is 0 (no indication). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Measure Indicates the current measure during playback of a Song or Style. Beat Display Indicates the beat of the current Style or Song with flashing...
  • Page 29: Song Lesson

    Song Lesson Yamaha Education Suite 5 You can select any Song you like and use it for a left-hand, right-hand, or both-hands lesson. Song Lesson teaches you how to play Songs in three separate steps. ■ The practice methods: Lesson 1 (Listen & Learn) ... Listen and learn the melody or rhythm of a selected Song.
  • Page 30: Lesson 1 (listen & Learn)

    A “No LPart” message is shown in the display if you select the left part in Song 001–005, 007–009, 013, 014, 085–090, which does not have left part data. These Songs cannot be used for left-hand or both-hands lessons. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Right-hand lesson Right Both-hands lesson...
  • Page 31: Lesson 2 (timing)

    Song playback before Lesson 2 starts. If a Song is currently being played back, stop the Song first, then continue from Step NOTE • Even after Lesson 2 has started and the Song is playing, you can still select the part. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Lesson 3 (waiting)

    Play the correct notes according to the lighted keys. The Song pauses until you play the right note. Stop the Lesson. You can stop the Lesson at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual WAITING NOTE • You cannot select the part during Song playback before Lesson 3 starts.
  • Page 33: Song Settings

    This procedure allows you to adjust the balance between Song playback and the notes you play on the keyboard by setting the volume of the play- back sound. Press the [SONG] button. BritePno Hold for longer than a second. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34: Mute

    Track 2 Track 1 Pressing one of the Track buttons [R] or [L] will mute the corresponding track during Song playback. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Current Song Volume SongVol Bad Day NOTE • Press the [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the value to its default setting (100).
  • Page 35: Practice Makes Perfect

    “A” at the very begin- ning of the Song press the [A-B REPEAT] button before starting playback of the Song. NOTE • The A-B Repeat function will be canceled when you select another Song or Style mode. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Handy Performance Features

    Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until “SplitPnt” appears. Currently selected Split Point Set the Split Point by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Split Point SplitPnt Split point key is lighted NOTE •...
  • Page 37: Transpose

    (00). NOTE • The pitch of the Drum Kits Voices (Voice numbers 130–142) cannot be changed. • Press the [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the value to its default setting (000). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: One Touch Setting

    4, and three times for time signatures in 3. You can change the Tempo during Style/Song playback by pressing the [TEMPO/TAP] button just twice. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Appears when One Touch Setting is on. GrandPno Current Tempo value...
  • Page 39: Touch Response

    Use the number buttons [1]–[3] or the [+] and [-] buttons to set the touch response sensitivity as required. GrandPno Current sensitivity Medium Handy Performance Features Indicates that touch response is on EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Main Voice Parameters

    ● Main Voice Parameters (page 53) • Main Voice Volume • Main Voice Octave You can adjust each of the parameters above in the Function settings (page 52). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41: Play With A Variety Of Effects

    The currently selected Reverb type appears on the display after the “Reverb” indication. Select the desired Reverb Type by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. Refer to the Reverb Type list on page 67 for details. Reverb Current setting Reverb Hall1 Currently selected Reverb Type Reverb EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42: Adding Panel Sustain

    Press the [+] button to turn the Panel Sustain on. Panel Sustain will be added to the notes you play on the keyboard when the Panel Sustain is on. To turn it off, press the [-] button. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual RevLevel Current Reverb depth value...
  • Page 43: Style (auto Accompaniment) Functions

    The bass and chords will begin playing as soon as you play a chord in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. Immediate Start 8BtModrn Sync Start standby Appears when the auto accompaniment is on Accompani- ment range Style playback begins when you play a chord Start at the tapped tempo EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44 Playback will stop when the ending has played all the way through. If you press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button a second time (while the ending is playing), the ending will play in ritardando (the tempo will gradually get slower). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Immediate Stop Stop immediately and enter the Sync Start...
  • Page 45: Pattern Variation (sections)

    Press the [STYLE] button and then select a Style. Turn auto accompaniment on. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button. Turn SYNC START on. Press the [SYNC START] button. Intro Main A/B Ending Auto fill Appears when the auto accompaniment is on. Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46 You can have the ending gradually slow down (ritardando) by pressing the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button again while the ending is playing back. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual MAIN A The name of the selected section— MAIN A or MAIN B—will be displayed INTRO≥A...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Style Volume

    Set the Style volume by using the number buttons [0]– [9], [+], [-]. The range is from 0–127. Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Current Style volume setting StyleVol NOTE • Press the [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the value to its default setting (100). EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Playing Auto Accompaniment Chords

    CM aug ( #11) (13) * Notes enclosed in parentheses are optional; the chords will be recognized without them. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Split Point—default setting: 54 (F#2) • To play a seventh chord Press the root note together with the nearest white key to the left of it.
  • Page 49 • The auto accompaniment will sometimes not change when related chords are played in sequence (e.g. some minor chords fol- lowed by the minor sev- enth). • Two-note fingerings will pro- duce a chord based on the previously played chord. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Looking Up Chords Using The Chord Dictionary

    When you’ve played the chord properly, a bell sound signals your suc- cess and the chord name in the display flashes. To call up possible inversions of the chord, press the [+]/[-] buttons. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual DICTIONA Keys for root...
  • Page 51: About Chords

    Minor 7 th chord Root ◆ Diminished chord Minor 3rd Minor 3rd Root note Chord type Major 7 th Major 7 th Major chord 7 th , suspended 4 th 7sus4 Flatted 7 th Suspended 4 th chord EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52: Function Settings

    Set the value by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. For on/off settings, use [+]/[-] buttons. For certain items, you can instantly restore the setting to the default value by simultaneously pressing the [+] and [-] buttons. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual SplitPnt Value Function item...
  • Page 53: Function Setting List

    Determines the volume of the Metronome. ON/OFF Determines whether Demo cancel is enabled or not. When this is set to ON, the Demo Song will not play, even if the [DEMO] button is pressed. Function Settings Description EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 54: About Midi

    CAUTION • Connect the EZ-200 to external equipment only after turning off power for all devices. Then, turn on the power, first to the EZ-200, then to the connected external equipment.
  • Page 55: Transferring Performance Data To And From Another Instrument

    Transferring Performance Data To and From Another Instrument By connecting the EZ-200 to other MIDI devices or a computer, the perfor- mance data of the instrument can be used on those other MIDI devices or com- puter, and also the performance data from other MIDI devices and computer can be received and sounded with the EZ-200.
  • Page 56: Midi Settings

    Sends the EZ-200 panel settings to an external MIDI device. When recording a EZ-200 performance to an external computer, sequencer or similar equipment, you can use this function to send the current EZ-200 panel settings so that when the sequence is played back the original panel settings are automatically restored.
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Lesson. The AWM tone generation method uses multiple recordings (samples) of an instrument across the range of the keyboard; thus, the actual sound of the voice may be slightly different from note to note. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 58: Voice List

    Guitar Harmonics BASS Acoustic Bass Finger Bass Pick Bass Fretless Bass Slap Bass 1 Slap Bass 2 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Bank Select Voice Voice Name (0–127) (0–127) NOTE • The Voice List includes MIDI program change numbers for each voice. Use these program change numbers when playing the instrument via MIDI from an external device.
  • Page 59 SFX Kit 2 Sound Effect Kit XGlite Grand Piano KSP Bright Piano KSP Electric Grand Piano KSP Honky-tonk Piano KSP Electric Piano 1 KSP Electric Piano 2 KSP Harpsichord KSP Clavi KSP Vibraphone KSP Marimba KSP EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Voice List...
  • Page 60 Chorus Electric Piano 2 Detuned Drawbar Organ Detuned Percussive Organ Church Organ 3 Harmonica 2 Jazz Amp Chorus Guitar Fretless Bass 2 Punch Thumb Bass EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Bank Select Voice Voice Name (0–127) (0–127) MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1–128)
  • Page 61 Sequenced Analog Bell Choir Rabab Taisho-kin Bonang Castanets Gran Cassa Balimba Carillon Santur Tamboura Gopichant Kanoon Altair Glass Percussion Log Drums Gamelan Gongs Thai Bells Stereo Gamelan Gongs Rama Cymbal Cutting Noise Cutting Noise 2 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Voice List...
  • Page 62 Wind Chime Telephone Ring 2 Car Engine Ignition Car Tires Squeal Car Passing Car Crash Siren Train Jet Plane Starship Burst Roller Coaster Submarine Laugh Scream Punch Heartbeat Footsteps Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion Firework EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Voice Name...
  • Page 63: Drum Kit List

    E Tom 1 Rock Tom 2 E Tom 2 Rock Tom 3 E Tom 3 Rock Tom 4 E Tom 4 Rock Tom 5 E Tom 5 Rock Tom 6 E Tom 6 Scratch Push Scratch Pull EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64 G# 5 G# 4 A# 5 A# 4 C# 6 C# 5 D# 6 D# 5 F# 6 F# 5 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual 127/0/1 127/0/26 Alternate Standard Kit 1 Analog Kit Group Surdo Mute Surdo Open Hi Q Whip Slap...
  • Page 65: Drum Kit List

    Car Engine Ignition Horse Neigh Car Tires Squeal Car Passing Lion Car Crash Scratch Siren Train Jet Plane Get up! Starship Whoow! Burst Roller Coaster Submarine Huuaah! Laugh Scream Punch Heartbeat Footsteps Uh!+Hit Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion Firework EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66: Style List

    Ibiza SwingHouse Clubdance ClubLatin Garage1 Garage2 TechnoParty UKPop HipHopGroove HipShuffle HipHopPop Disco 70’sDisco LatinDisco SaturdayNight DiscoHands EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Style Style Name Swing & Jazz BigBandFast BigBandBallad JazzClub Swing1 Swing2 Five/Four Dixieland Ragtime R & B Soul DetroitPop 6/8Soul CrocoTwist Rock&Roll...
  • Page 67: Effect Type List

    Effect Type List ● Reverb Types Reverb Type 01–03 Hall 1–3 04–05 Room 1–2 06–07 Stage 1–2 08–09 Plate 1–2 Description Concert hall reverb. Small room reverb. Reverb for solo instruments. Simulated steel plate reverb. No effect. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 69 MIDI Implementation Chart EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 70: Midi Data Format

    Chorus Celeste Flanger 68...127 No Effect EZ-200 Owner’s Manual <MIDI Master Tuning> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 27H, 30H, 00H, 00H, mm, ll, cc, F7H • This message simultaneously changes the tuning value of all channels. • The values of “mm” and “ll” are used for MIDI Master Tuning.
  • Page 71: Specifications

    Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. EZ-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 72: Index

    WAITING button ... 32 DC IN 12V jack ... 8 MIDI IN/OUT terminals ... 54 PHONES/OUTPUT jack ... 9 SUSTAIN jack ... 9 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Alphabetical Order AB Repeat ... 35 AC Power Adaptor ... 8 ACMP ON/OFF ... 24 Auto Accompaniment ...
  • Page 73 Touch Display ... 28 Touch Response ... 39 Track ... 34 Transfer ... 55 Transpose ... 37 Tuning ... 37 Turn Auto accompaniment on or off ... 24 Voice ... 16–19 Voice List ... 58 XGlite ... 6 EZ-200 Owner’s Manual Index...
  • Page 74: Limited Warranty

    EZ SERIES OF PORTATONE ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS If during the first 90 days that immediately follows the purchase date, your new Yamaha product covered by this warranty is found to have a defect in material and/or workmanship, Yamaha and/or its authorized representative will repair such defect without charge for parts or labor.
  • Page 75 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
  • Page 76 Yamaha Home Keyboards Home Page (English Only) http://music.yamaha.com/homekeyboard Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2007 Yamaha Corporation WH74060 XXXPOXXX.X-01A0 Printed in China...

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