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Yamaha REV500 Operation Manual

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Manuel d'instructions
Manual de Operación



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  • Page 1 DIGITAL REVERBERATOR Operation Manual Manuel d’instructions Bedienungsanleitung Manual de Operación...
  • Page 2 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 Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
  • Page 3 • Should the battery’s voltage fall below a certain level, the message “LOW BATTERY” will appear in the LCD when you turn the REV500 on. If this happens, it means that contents of your REV500’s user memory have been lost.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    The REV500 is also flexible and simple to use. It lets you use either 1/4" phone or XLR connectors for both input and output, and gives you the option of +4 dB input and output levels. Four rotary controls allow quick and easy editing of the basic program parameters.
  • Page 5: Controls

    You should adjust the control so that the CLIP LEDs do not light. 2 PROGRAM keys These keys let you choose the program that the REV500 will use to process the input sound. The TYPE key selects the type of effect program to be used: HALL, ROOM, PLATE, or SPECIAL.
  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Mount the REV500 in a rack, or place it in a location where it is safe and stable. Make sure that the POWER switch is off before making any connections. Plug in the power cord, and connect the REV500’s input and output connectors to your mixer, multitrack recorder, or other audio equipment using appropriate cables.
  • Page 7: Using The Rev500

    Press the PRESET/USER key to switch between the preset and user program memory areas. When you first use the REV500, you will find that both memory areas contain the same selection of programs. The contents of the USER memory will gradually change as you edit programs and store the results, as explained in the following chapter.
  • Page 8: Rev500 Preset Program List

    REV500 Preset Program List HALL Title Large Hall 1 Large Hall 2 Empty Hall Big Slap Hall Arena New Hall Wonder Hall Dark Hall Church 1 Church 2 Medium Hall 1 Medium Hall 2 Concert Hall Small Hall 1 Small Hall 2...
  • Page 9 ROOM Title Effect Type* Large Room 1 REVERB Large Room 2 REVERB Live Gate Room REVERB Live Room 1 REVERB Live Room 2 Bath Room REVERB Medium Room REVERB Garage REV➔GATE Ring Studio REVERB Empty Store REVERB Add to Dry Mix REVERB Heavy Bottom REVERB...
  • Page 10 PLATE Title Basic Plate Beauty Plate LA Plate Delayed Spring Fat Plate Light Plate Thin Plate Rev with Tail Short Plate Perc. Plate 1 Perc. Plate 2 Long Plate 1 Long Plate 2 Long Plate 3 Vocal Plate 1 Vocal Plate 2 Vocalese Live Plate Industrial Rev...
  • Page 11 SPECIAL Title Effect Type* Flange Room REV➔FLG Reverb Chorus REV+CHO Chorus Circles Rez Sweep Hall REV➔RESO Shadow Reverb REV➔RESO Sweep Reverb Rev Flange 1 REV➔FLG Rev Flange 2 Heavy Flange Pan Reverb Rev Tremolo Skinny Plate REV➔TRM Shake Shake Sample & Hold Pan Feedback ECHO➔REV Long Echo...
  • Page 12: Editing Programs

    Please note that you must save any changes you make before you select another program or turn off the REV500; if you fail to do so, your edited program will be lost. Refer to page 13 for instructions on how to store a program.
  • Page 13: Changing The Effect Level

    REV500 off, or your new title will be lost. Refer to page 13 for instructions on how to store a program.
  • Page 14: Internal Parameter List

    Internal Parameter List This section contains lists of the internal parameters for each effect type, together with a block diagram illustrating how the effect works. Since it is also possible to control internal parameters in realtime using MIDI Control Change messages, the corresponding controller numbers are also included in the lists. COMMON The internal parameters in the following table are common to all effect types.
  • Page 15 REVERB ➔ RESONATOR In this effect type, the output from the reverb is fed into a resonator. Parameter Ctrl. No. Range SENS 1 — 10 RESO 0 — 100 [%] DECAY 6 — 24000 [ms] 0 — 100 [%] REVERB ➔ DYNAMIC FILTER In this effect type, the output from the reverb is fed into a dynamic filter.
  • Page 16 REVERB + CHORUS This effect type, the source sound is processed separately by both the reverb and a chorus effect. The results of this parallel processing are then mixed for output. Note that in this effect type, the LPF and HPF (see COMMON parameters, above) are applied immediately before the PRE DELAY.
  • Page 17: Saving Edited Programs

    To save a program, press the STORE key. The program number in the LCD will begin to flash, and the REV500 will ask you if it’s okay to store the program. (If you are editing a preset program, the memory area indicator under the program number will automatically change to USER.)
  • Page 18: System Functions

    System Functions Selecting an Input Mode If you will be using the REV500 to process monophonic input (from the left input connector), you must use the INPUT SELECT function to inform it of this fact. To change the input mode, first press the UTILITY key. If...
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Audition Function

    The method for doing this is as follows: Hold the STORE key down as you turn the POWER switch on. The REV500 will instruct you to press the STORE key a second time to initialize its memory. Press the STORE key to go ahead with the initialization, or any other key if you decide you don’t want to.
  • Page 20: Using Midi Functions

    MIDI channel setting Use the REV TIME control to select the desired MIDI channel. You can set the REV500 to use any of channels 1 through 16, or select OMNI for all channels. You can also select OFF to disable MIDI communication.
  • Page 21: Storing Data With Midi Bulk Dumps

    REV TIME control to change the setting. If you select ALL PGM, the REV500 will send the data for all user programs as a single dump. You may also select a single user program and store it externally using an individual data dump.
  • Page 22: Appendix

    Program edit Allows editing of the title of the currently selected program. System setting Sets the REV500 to use either mono or stereo input System setting Switches between efffect output only and effect output plus direct source output...
  • Page 23: Specifications

    Specifications ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS Frequency Reponse 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1.0 dB, -2.0 dB) Dynamic Range 96 dB typical Distortion Less than 0.03% (1 kHz, max level) INPUT Number of Channels 2 (phone or XLR jack) Nominal Level +4 or –10 dB (selected by rear panel switch) Impedance 20 k...
  • Page 24: Dimensions

    Dimensions W: 480 Unit: mm For European Model Purchaser/User Information specified in EN55103-1 and EN55103-2. Inrush Current: <1A Conformed Environment: E1, E2, E3 and E4...
  • Page 25: Midi Data Format

    1111 0000(F0H) System exclusive ID No. 0100 0011(43H) YAMAHA sub status 0001 nnnn(1nH) n = 0 - 15 format no. 0001 1110(1EH) device code 0000 0110(06H) REV500 parameter no. 0000 pppp 0000 pppp data 0000 dddd parameter data (4...
  • Page 26 1111 0000(F0H) System exclusive ID No. 0100 0011(43H) YAMAHA sub status 0011 nnnn(3nH) n = 0 - 15 format no. 0001 1110(1EH) device code 0000 0110(06H) REV500 parameter no. 0000 pppp 0000 pppp 1111 0111(F7H) End of exclusive Add-2 Current buffer bulk dump request...
  • Page 27: Midi Implementation Chart

    : All Notes OFF Messages : Active Sense : Reset Notes: *1 = Depend on effect type. *2 = For program 1 - 128, REV500 program is selected. Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY Transmitted Recognized...
  • Page 28 VV15160 R5 1 AP 100 Add-4 Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division 02 03 2500 AP Printed in Japan P.O. Box 3, Hamamatsu, 430-8651, Japan...