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Yamaha YDP-88 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
selector is set for the voltage in your area. A
voltage selector is provided in some areas.
The voltage selector is set at 220V when the
unit is initially shipped. To change the setting
use a "minus" screwdriver, coin, or similar
implement 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: Table Of Contents

    Record and play back anything you play on the keyboard (up to approximately 1,300 notes). In order to make the most of your YDP-88’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 3: The Control Panel

    The voice selector LED will light to indicate which voice is currently selected. The YDP-88 also has a DUAL mode in which two voices can be played simultaneously across the full range of the keyboard — see page 5 for details.
  • Page 4: The Music Stand

    Right voice shift up key (See page 5) [TEMPO] Control This control adjusts the tempo of the YDP-88 metro- nome function as well as the playback tempo of the recorder function. The tempo range is from 32 to 280 quarter-note beats per minute.
  • Page 5: Selecting & Playing Voices

    * The demonstartion pieces listed above are short excerpts from the original compositions. The other demo tune is original (© 1994 by YAMAHA CORPORATION). After making sure that the YDP-88’s AC plug is properly inserted into a con- venient AC wall outlet, press the [POWER] switch located to the left of the keyboard to turn the power ON.
  • Page 6: The Dual Mode

    The Dual Mode The DUAL mode makes it possible to play two voices simultaneously across the entire range of the keyboard. To activate the DUAL mode simply press two voice selectors at the same time (or press one voice selector while holding another). The voice indicators of both selected voices will light when the DUAL mode is active.
  • Page 7: The Pedals

    The Pedals The YDP-88 has two foot pedals that produce a range of expressive effects similar to those produced by the pedals on an acoustic piano. Soft/Sostenuto (Left) Pedal Soft/Sostenuto pedal Damper (Right) Pedal Damper pedal Transposition The YDP-88’s TRANSPOSE function makes it possible to shift the pitch of the entire key- board up or down in semitone intervals up to a maximum of six semitones.
  • Page 8: Pitch Control

    Pitch Control Pitch control makes it possible to tune the YDP-88 over a 50-cent range (approximate) in approximately 1.6-cent intervals. A hundred “cents” equals one semitone, so the tuning range provided allows fine tuning of overall pitch over a range of approximately a semitone. Pitch control is useful for tuning the YDP-88 to match other instruments or recorded music.
  • Page 9: The Metronome & Tempo Control

    The Metronome & Tempo Control The YDP-88 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 below. METRONOME Metronome Volume TEMPO METRONOME Metronome Time Signature...
  • Page 10: Using The Recorder

    Using the Recorder The YDP-88 recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard and then play it back. This is a use- ful adjunct to any keyboard study program, since it lets you hear exactly how you sound from the listener’s perspective.
  • Page 11: Changing The Initial Settings

    • If the metronome is being used during playback, the metronome will stop when playback is stopped. • All recorder data will be erased when the YDP-88 power is turned off. When you want to locate a specific point in a recording you can quickly move forward through the recording while monitoring the sound by press- ing the [REC] button while holding the [TRANSPOSE] button.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    AC mains line as your YDP-88. Interference Appears On Radio or TV Sets Located Near the YDP-88 The YDP-88 contains digital circuitry which can generate radio-frequency noise. The solution is to move the YDP- 88 further away from the affected equipment, or vice versa.
  • Page 13: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    Keyboard Stand Assembly Bundled pedal cord inside 6 x 35 mm round-head screws Make sure that the rear surfaces of (C) and (D) are aligned. 4 x 10 mm round-head screws 6 x 35 mm round-head screws 4 x 10 mm round-head screws 6 x 16 mm flat-head screws Rough surface 6 x 16 mm flat-head...
  • Page 14: Connect The Pedal Cord

    If the adjuster is not in firm contact with the floor surface, dis- torted sound may result. • After assembling the YDP-88, check once more to IMPORTANT make sure that all screws have been securely fas- tened.
  • Page 15: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information con- tained 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 16 HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, International Marketing Division Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430 Tel: 053-460-2317 [CL] YDP-88 M.D.G., EMI Division © Yamaha Corporation 1995 Printed in Indonesia...