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Yamaha PortaTone Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SPECIFICATIONS ... 18 FINGERING CHART ... 19 “SONG BOOK” SCORES ... 23 “Sing,” “Happy Birthday to You,” “Something,” and “Edelweiss,” included in the PSR-200/300 SONG BOOK, are published for Yamaha Corporation by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. CONTENTS Power Supply ...
  • Page 3: Before You Begin

    AC Power Adaptor is used. Disconnect the AC Power Adaptor when not using your PSR-200/PSR-300. Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-3, PA-4, or PA-40 AC Power Adaptor to power your instrument from the AC mains. Other adaptors may cause serious damage to your PSR-200/PSR-300.
  • Page 4: Nomenclature

  • Page 5: Top Panel Controls

    Rear Panel Connectors DC IN Jack The DC output cord from an optional Yamaha PA-3, PA-4, or PA-40 AC Power Adaptor should be plugged in here when the PSR-200 or PSR-300 is to be powered from the AC mains supply (refer to “Power Supply” on page 1 for more details).
  • Page 6: Selecting And Playing Voices

    Press the [POWER] button to turn the power ON. The MULTI DISPLAY will light when the power is ON. Slide the [MASTER VOLUME] control to a position about half way between the “MIN” and “MAX” setting. You can set this control for the most comfortable vol- ume level after you begin playing.
  • Page 7: Sustain

    Press the [SUSTAIN] button once (the indicator will light) and notes played on the keyboard will decay gradually after you lift your fingers from the keys. Press the [SUSTAIN] button a second time (the indicator will go out) to turn the sustain effect off. DUAL (PSR-300 only) The PSR-300 DUAL feature makes it possible to select and...
  • Page 8: The Split Mode

    The PSR-200/PSR-300 SPLIT mode allows you to play two voices at once — one with the left hand and one with the right. The left-hand voice can be played to the left of the “split point,” set as described below, and the right-hand voice can be played to the right of the split point.
  • Page 9: Rhythm Accompaniment

    Selecting an Accompaniment Style If the STYLE indicator is not lit, press the [VOICE/ STYLE] button once so that it does light. The number of the currently selected style will appear on the MULTI DISPLAY when the STYLE indicator is lit. Select any of the PSR-200/PSR-300’s 50 accompaniment styles by using one of the two following methods: 1: Choose one of the 50 accompaniment styles —...
  • Page 10 RHYTHM ACCOMPANIMENT Starting the Accompaniment with an Introduction Any of the PSR-200/PSR-300 accompaniment patterns can be started with an appropriate introduction by pressing the [INTRO/FILL IN] button. The intro pattern will repeat as long as the [INTRO/FILL IN] button is held. Once the button is released, the normal pattern will begin playing from the top of the next measure.
  • Page 11: Auto Accompaniment

    The PSR-200/PSR-300 includes a sophisticated Auto ac- companiment system that can provide automated bass and chordal backing in a number of ways. The maximum number of notes that can be played simultaneously on the PSR-200/PSR-300 keyboard is reduced when the Auto Ac- companiment feature is used.
  • Page 12: Fingered Accompaniment

    AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT Setting the Accompaniment Volume Set the volume of the Auto Accompaniment sound using the ACCOMPANIMENT VOLUME buttons. The MASTER VOLUME control can be used to set the overall volume level. Setting the Tempo Use the TEMPO buttons to set the desired accompaniment tempo (see “Setting the Tempo”...
  • Page 13: Auto Harmony

    This sophisticated feature automatically adds appropriate harmony notes to a melody you play on the keyboard. You can choose from 5 different types of harmony. Only a single note can be played at a time on the keyboard (or the right-hand section of the keyboard when in the SPLIT mode) when the AUTO HARMONY feature is used.
  • Page 14: Bank Playback

    THE CHORD MEMORY Recording will begin as soon as you play a chord on the left-hand section of the keyboard (SYNCHRO START operation). Recording can also be started by pressing the [START/ STOP] or [INTRO/FILL IN] button. In this case on the rhythm will begin without bass and chord accompaniment until you play the first chord on the left-hand section of the keyboard.
  • Page 15: Song Book

    Initial Data When the PSR-200/300 is initially shipped, the Chord Memory BANKs contain the following data: Initial bank data BANK 1 Style 01 BANK 2 Style 21 BANK 3 Style 05 The CHAIN is initial set up as follows: Initial chain data BANK1 BANK2 BANK3...
  • Page 16: Moving Up To Midi (Psr-300 Only)

    SONGBOOK Music-minus-one This is a feature that plays the accompaniment to a selected tune while you play a melody or ad-lib phrases on the keyboard. The tunes are the same as the demo tunes, and are selected in the same way. Use the [SONG SELECT] buttons to select a song number between “00”...
  • Page 17: Psr-300 Midi Settings & Functions

    (PSR-300 only) MIDI Sequence Recording The same type of musical information transfer described above is used for MIDI sequence recording. A MIDI sequence recorder can be used to “record” MIDI data received from a PSR-300, for example. When the recorded data is played back, the PSR-300 automatically “plays”...
  • Page 18: Multi Mode

    16 MIDI channels (channel 16 is reserved for rhythm only). Since the PSR-300 employs the Yamaha Dynamic Voice Allocation system, it is not necessary to specify the number of notes that can be played via each channel. A maximum of 28 notes can be played simultaneously via all channels.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    If MIDI note numbers higher than C#6 are received when the DRUMS voice is selected (in either the Remote Control or Multi mode), the corresponding percussion sounds are produced. C#6 = Voice “Five” D#6 = Voice “Six” F#6 = Voice “Seven” G#6 = Voice “Eight"...
  • Page 20: Specifications

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM Sustain produces little or no effect. CHECK The sustain effect may not sound as deep as it normally does when used during accompaniment or demo playback. This is normal. PROBLEM Abnormal operation not listed above. Complete lack of control.
  • Page 21: Fingering Chart

    FINGERING CHART * All fingerings shown are simple root-position types. Major Minor Seventh Minor seventh...
  • Page 22 FINGERING CHART Major seventh Minor major seventh Augmented Diminished...
  • Page 23 Seventh suspended Suspended fourth Minor seventh flatted fifth Minor sixth fourth...
  • Page 24 FINGERING CHART Seventh flatted fifth...
  • Page 25: Song Book" Scores

    YAMAHA [Portatone] Model PSR-300 Remote control mode Function Basic Default Channel Changed Default Mode Messages Altered Note : True voice Number Velocity Note ON Note OFF After Key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bender Control Change Program Change : True # System Exclusive...
  • Page 26 YAMAHA [Portatone] Model PSR-300 Multi mode Function Basic Default Channel Changed Default Mode Messages Altered Note Number : True voice Velocity Note ON Note OFF After Key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bender Control Change Program Change : True # System Exclusive...
  • Page 27 If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corpo- ration of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
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