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Yamaha YDP-121 Owner's Manual

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Check your power supply
Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage
specified on the name plate on the bottom panel. In some areas a
voltage selector may be provided on the bottom panel of the main
keyboard unit near the power cord. Make sure that the voltage se-
lector is set for the voltage in your area. The voltage selector is set
at 240V when the unit is initially shipped. To change the setting use
a "minus" screwdriver to rotate the selector dial so that the correct
voltage appears next to the pointer on the panel.



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  • Page 1 IMPORTANT Check your power supply Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified on the name plate on the bottom panel. In some areas a voltage selector may be provided on the bottom panel of the main keyboard unit near the power cord.
  • 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 If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modi- fications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 4: Included Accessories

    2-track digital recorder lets you record and play back anything you play on the key- board. In order to make the most of your YDP-121’s performance potential and features, we urge you to read this Owner’s Manual thoroughly, and keep it in a safe place for later reference.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    F7: Backup Functions ... 27 F7.1: Voice ... 27 F7.2: Tuning ... 27 F7.3: Pedal ... 27 Factory Preset Recall Troubleshooting Options Demo Song List ... 29 Factory Setting List ... 29 Keyboard Stand Assembly ... 30 Specifications ... 36 YDP-121...
  • Page 6: The Control Panel

    2 [MASTER VOLUME] Control The [MASTER VOLUME] control adjusts the volume (level) of sound produced by the YDP-121’s internal stereo sound system. The [MASTER VOLUME] control also adjusts headphone volume when a pair of headphones is plugged into the PHONES jack.
  • Page 7 $ TRACK [1] and [2] Buttons The YDP-121 has a 2-track recorder, and these buttons are used to select the track(s) to be recorded or played back. See page 20 for details.
  • Page 8: Key Cover & Music Stand

    Key Cover & Music Stand Be careful to avoid catching your fingers when opening or closing the cover. YDP-121 Key Cover To open the key cover: Lift the cover slightly (not too much). Slide the cover open. To close the key cover: Slide the cover toward you.
  • Page 9: Selecting & Playing Voices

    Turn Power On After making sure that the YDP-121’s AC cord is properly plugged into the YDP-121 itself and plugged into a convenient AC wall outlet, press the [POWER] switch located to the right of the keyboard to turn the power ON. In some areas a plug adaptor may be provided to match the pin configuration of the AC wall outlets in your area.
  • Page 10: Playing The Demonstration Tunes

    Playing the Demonstration Tunes Demonstration tunes are provided that effectively demonstrate each of the YDP-121’s voices. There are also 50 piano songs that you can play individually, all in sequence, or in random order. Here’s how you can select and play the demo tunes.
  • Page 11: Piano Song

    • You can change the Reverb type that is applied to the voice you play on the keyboard and for the piano song playback. You can change the Touch sensitivity that is applied to the voice you play on the keyboard. YDP-121...
  • Page 12: Piano Song A-B Repeat

    FUNCTION START / TRACK STOP YDP-121 Piano Song A-B Repeat The A-B Repeat function can be used to continuously repeat a specified phrase within a piano song. Combined with the Part Cancel function described below, this provides an excellent way to practice difficult phrases.
  • Page 13: Piano Song Part Cancel

    ON and the Synchro Start mode will be engaged. Left Pedal Start/Stop The left pedal can be assigned to start and stop piano song playback via the “Left Pedal Mode” function described on page 26. YDP-121...
  • Page 14: The Dual Mode

    YES] buttons while holding the [REVERB] button — see page 15) will be applied to the 1st Voice only. Other Dual Mode Functions The YDP-121 Function mode provides access to a number of other dual-mode functions, listed below. See the corresponding pages for details.
  • Page 15: Reverb

    “20” produces maximum reverb depth. Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously while holding the [REVERB] button to recall the default setting for the current voice (default depth settings are different for each voice). YDP-121...
  • Page 16: The Pedals

    The Pedals The YDP-121 has three foot pedals that produce a range of expressive effects similar to those produced by the pedals on an acoustic piano. Soft pedal Damper pedal Sostenuto pedal YDP-121 Damper (Right) Pedal The damper pedal functions in the same way as a damper pedal on an acoustic piano.
  • Page 17: Touch Sensitivity

    “0”. • The [TRANSPOSE] button indicator remains lit when a transpose setting NOTE other than “0” is selected. • Notes below and above the A-1 … C7 range of the YDP-121 sound one octave higher and lower, respectively. YDP-121...
  • Page 18: Tuning

    Tuning Tuning makes it possible to adjust the pitch of the YDP-121 over a 427.0 Hz … 453.0 Hz (corresponding to the A3 note’s Hz) range in approximately 0.2 Hertz intervals. Pitch control is useful for tuning the YDP-121 to match other instruments or recorded music.
  • Page 19: The Metronome & Tempo Control

    The Metronome & Tempo Control The YDP-121 built-in metronome is a convenient feature for practice, and it can also provide a solid rhythmic guide when recording using the Recorder feature, described in the next section. METRO- NOME Beat indicator METRO-...
  • Page 20: Using The Recorder

    Using the Recorder The YDP-121 features a two-track recorder that let you record what you play on the keyboard and then play it back. Two tracks mean that you can “overdub” one part on top of another, using a different voice if you like. The recorder feature is a useful adjunct to any keyboard study program, since it lets you hear exactly how you sound from the listener’s perspective.
  • Page 21: Changing The Initial Settings

    Erasing a Single Track All data can be erased from either of the recorder’s tracks by engag- ing the record mode, selecting the track you want to erase, and then pressing the [START/STOP] button twice without recording any data. Using the Recorder YDP-121...
  • Page 22: Playback

    STOP START / TRACK STOP YDP-121 Playback To playback what you’ve recorded, first make sure that the green track indicators of the tracks you want to play are lit. If not, press the corresponding track button(s) so that they are lit. Then press the [START/STOP] button.
  • Page 23: The Function Mode

    The Function Mode The [FUNCTION] button provides access to a range of functions that give the YDP-121 extraordinary versatility. The functions are categorized in groups as follows: TEMPO FUNCTION FUNCTION TEMPO FUNCTION FUNCTION Operation Example Press [+/YES] (sub-mode) Use FUNCTION [<], [>] Press [–/NO] or [+/YES]...
  • Page 24: F1 Tuning

    F2.1: Scale In addition to the standard Equal Temperament tuning, the YDP-121 includes 6 classic tunings that you can select and use to play music of the corresponding period, or experiment with in a more modern context. The tunings are:...
  • Page 25: F3 Dual Mode Functions

    This function resets all dual-mode functions to their default values. Press the [+/YES] button to reset the values. “End” will appear on the display when all functions have been reset. [FUNCTION] button while holding the two dual-mode voice selectors. The Function Mode YDP-121...
  • Page 26: F4 Left Pedal Mode

    NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously to recall the default setting “5”. Adjust the part volume to a comfortable level to use the “canceled” part as a guide to play along with. Set to “0” if you don’t want to hear the part. YDP-121 TION] button while holding the [METRONOME] button.
  • Page 27: F7 Backup Functions

    F7.3: Pedal Turns backup of the Left Pedal Mode on or off. Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons to turn backup “On” or “OFF”. The default backup mode is “OFF”. • Tuning • Scale (including base note) The Function Mode YDP-121...
  • Page 28: Factory Preset Recall

    This is usually due to turning ON or OFF a house- hold appliance or other electronic equipment which is fed by the same AC mains line as your YDP-121. 5. Interference Appears On Radio or TV Sets Located Near the YDP-121 The YDP-121 contains digital circuitry which can generate radio-frequency noise.
  • Page 29: Demo Song List

    • Certains morceaux de démonstration énumérés ci-dessus sont de courts extraits des compositions originales. Les morceaux originaux sont protégés par la loi sur les droits d’auteur (© 2001 par YAMAHA CORPORATION). • Algunas de las piezas de demostración arriba mencionadas son pasajes cortos de las composiciones originales.
  • Page 30: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    On opening the box you should find the parts shown in the illustration above. Check to make sure that all the required parts are provided. YDP-121 • 6 x 35 mm round-head screws • 4 x 10 mm round-head screws •...
  • Page 31 6 x 35 millimeter round-head screws 1 — two screws on each side. Make sure the pedals extend in the same direction as the side panel feet. • 6 x 35 mm round-head screws 1 YDP-121...
  • Page 32 • Do not hold the keyboard in any position other than the position shown in the above illustration. • Fingers can become pinched between the main unit and the rear or side panels, be extra careful so as not to drop the main unit. YDP-121 15 cm 15 cm •...
  • Page 33: Connect The Pedal Cord

    Once connected, attach the cord holders to the rear panel as shown, then clip the cord into the holders. • Use the vinyl tie that was removed from the bundled pedal cord in step X to tie up any slack in the pedal cord. Cord holder YDP-121...
  • Page 34 AC wall outlets in your area. CAUTION • An improper voltage setting can cause serious damage to the YDP-121 or result in improper operation. <...
  • Page 35 CAUTION • When moving the instrument after assembly, always hold the lower surface of the main unit, NEVER the top portion. Improper handling can result in damage to the instrument or personal injury. YDP-121...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    • Specifications and descriptions 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. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 37 INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND. • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée. (2 wires)
  • Page 38: Important Safety Instructions

    Some of these items are de- signed to be dealer assembled or installed. 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 39 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha 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. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
  • Page 40 Este documento se ha impreso en papel sin cloro alguno, con tinta de soja. M.D.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2001 Yamaha Corporation V740120 102POCP25.2-01A0 Printed in Japan...