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Yamaha PortaTone PSR-185 Owner's Manual

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  Summary of Contents for Yamaha PortaTone PSR-185

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Getting Started Playing Your New PortaTone Voice Mode Style Mode Song Mode Sound Effect and Drum Pads (PSR-185) Sound Effect and Drum List Troubleshooting Percussion Assign List (Voices 40 and 00). Jam Track Chord Progression List One Touch Settiing List..
  • Page 2: Main Features

    20 Jam Track patterns, providing specially programmed rhythms and chord progressions for playing along w i t h . (On the PSR-185) a set of four Pads that allow you to play drum and percussion sounds as well as special sound effects.
  • Page 3: Getting Started

    LINE IN or AUX. IN jack(s) of the other device and the other end to the HEADPHONES/ AUX OUT jack of the PortaTone. The Music Stand Insert the bottom edge of the music stand into the slot located at the top rear of the PSR-185/77 control panel.
  • Page 4: Playing Your New Portatone

    Playing Your New PortaTone This section briefly shows you how to use the various controls on the panel of the PortaTone. Turning on the Power Press the POWER ON/OFF button power of the PortaTone. Whenever the power is turned on, Voice 01 (PIANO) is automatically selected. Selecting a Mode Your PortaTone has three different operating modes: Voice, Style and Song —...
  • Page 5 To play the selected Song, press the START/STOP button Note that the dots in the MULTI DISPLAY in time with the music. The left dot flashes at the first beat of every measure, and the right dot flashes at the other beats. (For more information on the MULTI DISPLAY, see box at right.) Adjust the volume of the Song by using the VOLUME control...
  • Page 6: Voice Mode

    Voice Mode The Voice mode features 100 authentic Voices. Many of these Voices have special preset character- istics or embellishments. The Voices are divided into various categories depending on their characteris- tics or the effects used. Dual Voices (#41 - X56) feature two Voices mixed together in a layer for rich ensemble sounds.
  • Page 7: Style Mode

    Style Mode The Style mode provides dynamic rhythm/accom- paniment patterns — as well as Voice settings appro- priate for each pattern — for various popular music styles, as listed on the panel. A total of 100 different Styles are available, and are divided into ten differ- ent categoties.
  • Page 8: Single Finger Chords

    Using the Auto Accompaniment Function/Multi Fingering The Auto Accompaniment function automatically gener- ates bass and chord accompaniment for you to play along with, by using Multi Fingering operation. You can change the chords of the accompaniment by playing keys in the AUTO ACCOMP.
  • Page 9: Fingered Chords

    Fingered Chords Using the key of C as an example, the chart below shows the types of chords that can be recognized in the Fingered mode. Fingered Chords in the Key of C Notes enclosed in parentheses are optional; the chords will be recognized without them. NOTE If the chord is inverted (i.e., C-E-G is played as G-C-E) the PortaTone will still recognize it as a C chord.
  • Page 10: Song Mode

    Song Mode The Song mode features special Songs and Jam Track patterns that have been created using the rich sounds and sophisticated accompaniment functions of the PortaTone. The Songs are generally for your listening enjoy- ment; however, you can also play along with them on the keyboard.
  • Page 11: Sound Effect And Drum Pads (Psr-185)

    Sound Effect and Drum Pads (PSR-185) The Sound Effect and Drum Pads let you play se- lected drum and percussion sounds, as well as special sound effects, from the four Pads directly above the right side of the keyboard. The Pads can be played in any of the modes. You can...
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem When the PortaTone is turned on or off, a buzzing sound is temporarily produced. The sound of the voices or rhythms seems unusual or strange. Not all notes are heard when playing a number of notes simultaneously. The sound of the Voice changes from note to note. The power cannot be turned on.
  • Page 13: Jam Track Chord Progression List

    Jam Track Chord Progression List One Touch Setting list Turning on the One Touch Setting function, the following voice and tempo is automatically selected. Keep in mind that even with the One Touch setting function on, there are some Jam Track patterns which change the selected voice in the middle of the pattern.
  • Page 14: Song Scores

    Song Scores V = Voice Number ORIGINAL SONG 1 ORIGINAL SONG 2...
  • Page 15 V = Voice Number ORIGINAL SONG 3 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN American Folk Song...
  • Page 16 V = Voice Number THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER T. Moore SUR LE PONT D’AVIGNON French Folk Song...
  • Page 17 V=Voice Number WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS Tchaikovsky AIR ON THE G STRING J. S. Bach...
  • Page 18 V=Voice Number BEAUTIFUL DREAMER S. C. Foster LONDONDERRY AIR Irish Folk Song...
  • Page 19 V=Voice Number SYMPHONY NO. 40 Mozart DECK THE HALLS Sacred Song...
  • Page 20 V=Voice Number AULD LANG SYNE Scottish Folk Song SILENT NIGHT F. Gruber...
  • Page 21 V=Voice Number TANNENBAUM German Folk Song LA CUCARACHA Mexican Folk Song...
  • Page 22 V=Voice Number OH! SUSANNA S. C. Foster SONG OF JOY Beethoven...
  • Page 23 V=Voice Number O, VRENELI Swiss Folk Song TROIKA Russian Folk Song...
  • Page 24: Spefications

    AMPLIFIER(S) SPEAKERS POWER CONSUMPTION RATED POWER SUPPLY DIMENSIONS (W x D x H) WEIGHT CASING OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES PSR-185 Regular C1-C6 12 notes Multi (Single Finger, Fingered) 16(4x4) 16(4x4) POWER ON/OFF, VOICE, STYLE, SONG, Numeric Keypad, MINUS ONE, START/STOP, ONE TOUCH SETTING, TEMPO, SYNC-START/FILL IN, MULTI DISPLAY, VOLUME DC IN, HEADPHONES/AUX OUT, Music Stand using Power Adaptor: 1.4W + 1.4W...
  • Page 25: Specifications

    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 26: Limited Warranty

    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 27 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha or the authorized distributor listed below. [PK] 2 HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, Electronic Musical Instrument Division Nakazawa-cho 10-I, Hamamatsu. Japan 430 Tel: 053-460-3273...
  • Page 28 YAMAHA YAMAHA CORPORATION M.D.G. EMI DIVISION. YAMAHA CORPORATION 1995 Division, PRINTED IN CHINA VT07740 412MWTY 14.4-01A0...

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