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Casio Celviano 6ES1A User Manual

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  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE GUÍA DEL USUARIO Please keep all information for future reference. Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the piano, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. Precauciones de seguridad Antes de intentar usar el piano, asegúrese de leer las “Precauciones de seguridad”...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    When you need to have the apparatus completely disconnected from the MAINS, you must unplug the power cord. For that purpose, locate the apparatus in a way that secures easy access to the power cord. Model Number: AP-620/AP-6 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801...
  • Page 3 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4  Any reproduction of the contents of this manual, either in part or its entirety, is prohibited. Except for your own, personal use, any other use of the contents of this manual without the consent of CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Assembling the Stand...E-56 Unpacking ...E-56 To assemble the stand...E-56 General Guide ...E-2 Saving Settings and Using Panel Lock ... E-4 Returning the Digital Piano to Its Factory Default Settings ... E-4 Power Supply...E-5 Connections...E-6 Connecting Headphones ... E-6 Connecting Audio Equipment or an Amplifier ... E-6 Bundled and Optional Accessories ...
  • Page 6: General Guide

    General Guide Bottom * With the AP-620BK and AP-6BP, the power cord is hard-wired to the Digital Piano. dt ek...
  • Page 7 • This manual uses the numbers and names below to refer to buttons and controllers.  POWER button  INTRO/REPEAT button  NORMAL/FILL-IN, sREW button VARIATION/FILL-IN, dFF button   SYNCHRO/ENDING, PAUSE button  START/STOP, PLAY/STOP button  ACCOMP ON/OFF, PART button ...
  • Page 8: Saving Settings And Using Panel Lock

    General Guide Saving Settings and Using Panel Lock Your Digital Piano lets you save its current settings, and lock its buttons to protect against operation errors. For details, see “Setting Backup” (page E-42) and “Panel Lock” (page E-42). Returning the Digital Piano to Its Factory Default Settings Perform the following procedure when you want to return the Digital Piano’s stored data and settings to...
  • Page 9: Power Supply

    Power Supply Your Digital Piano runs on standard household power. IMPORTANT! • Be sure to turn off power whenever you are not using the Digital Piano. Placing the cover on the Digital Piano while power is on can cause internal circuitry to over heat and lead to the risk of fire.
  • Page 10: Connections

    Connections Connecting Headphones IMPORTANT! • Before connecting headphones, be sure to use the Digital Piano’s VOLUME controller to turn the volume down to a low level. After connecting, you can adjust the volume to the level you want. • The Digital Piano automatically adjusts sound output to optimize for headphones (when headphones are connected) or the built-in speakers (when headphones are not connected).
  • Page 11: Bundled And Optional Accessories

    Use of unauthorized accessories creates the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury. NOTE • You can get information about accessories that are sold separately for this product from the CASIO catalog available from your retailer, and from the CASIO website at the following URL.
  • Page 12: Using Built-In Tones

    Using Built-in Tones 8METRONOME blMUSIC LIBRARY 7PART bkTEMPO Turning on the Digital Piano and Playing Something  Press the (POWER) button. This turns on power. • To turn off the Digital Piano, press the again. Left Side  button After a short while, the display screen should appear as shown below, which indicates that the Digital Piano is ready to be played.
  • Page 13: Layering Two Tones

    Use the   (tone groups) buttons to select the group you want. Example: To select the ORGAN group (w, q) buttons to select the Use the  tone you want. Example: To select “002 Jazz Organ” Tone number Tone name NOTE •...
  • Page 14: Splitting The Keyboard Between Two Tones

    Using Built-in Tones Splitting the Keyboard between Two Tones You can split the keyboard so the left side (lower range) plays one tone and the right side (upper range) plays a different tone. Example: To split the keyboard between the GM SLAP BASS 1 tone on the left (lower range) and the GRAND PIANO tone on the right (upper range).
  • Page 15: Using Octave Shift

    Using Octave Shift After you split the keyboard (page E-10), you may find out that the lower range notes on the left are too low or that the upper range notes on the right are too high. You can use octave shift to shift the octaves of the upper range and lower range upwards or downwards in octave units.
  • Page 16: Adding Reverb To The Tone

    Using Built-in Tones Adding Reverb to the Tone Press the  (REVERB) button to toggle reverb on and off. Lit when on Selecting the Reverb Type You can select from among the following four types of reverb. 1: Room 2: Hall 3: Large Hall 4: Stadium ...
  • Page 17: Using The Digital Piano's Pedals

    Using the Digital Piano’s Pedals Your Digital Piano comes equipped with three pedals: damper, soft, and sostenuto. Soft pedal Damper pedal Sostenuto pedal Pedal Functions  Damper Pedal Pressing the damper pedal while playing will cause the notes you play to reverberate for a very long time. •...
  • Page 18: Playing A Duet

    Using Built-in Tones Changing the Tempo Setting There are two different methods you can use to change the tempo setting: by pressing q (faster) and w (slower) buttons or by tapping a beat with a button. ■ To adjust the tempo using q and w buttons (TEMPO w, q) buttons to Use the...
  • Page 19 Configuring the Digital Piano for Duet Play  Press the (MUSIC LIBRARY) button so its lower lamp is lit. • To practice with songs stored on a memory card, press the  (CARD/INTERNAL) button so its lamp is lit in place of the ...
  • Page 20: Using Auto Accompaniment

    Using Auto Accompaniment 5SYNCHRO/ENDING boBALLAD/PIANO RHYTHMS 6START/STOP blRHYTHM  – Accompaniment bkTEMPO patterns 7ACCOMP ON/OFF With Auto Accompaniment, simply select the accompaniment rhythm you want and the matching accompaniment (drums, guitar, etc.) will play automatically when you play a chord with your left hand.
  • Page 21 Play other chords with left hand as you play the melody with your right hand. • You can use “CASIO Chord” or other simplified chord fingering modes to play chords. For details, see “Selecting a Chord Fingering Mode” in the following section.
  • Page 22: Selecting A Chord Fingering Mode

    Fingered 3: Unlike Fingered 1, this mode allows input of fraction chords with the lowest keyboard note as the bass note. E-18 ■ CASIO CHORD With “CASIO Chord”, you can use simplified fingerings to play the four types of chords described below. Chord keyboard Chord Type...
  • Page 23: Using One-Touch Presets

    Modifying Auto Accompaniment Patterns There are six different Auto Accompaniment patterns, shown below. You can switch between patterns during accompaniment play and even modify patterns. Use buttons  through  to select the pattern you want.    Intro * Normal Variation Normal fill-in *...
  • Page 24: Creating Your Own Original Rhythms

    Using Auto Accompaniment (w, q) buttons to select the Use the  Auto Harmonize type you want. Type Type Name Number Turns off Auto Harmonize. Adds close (separated by two to Duet 1 four degrees) one-note harmony below the melody note. Adds open (separated by more than 4 to 6 degrees) 1-note Duet 2...
  • Page 25 Use the instrument part buttons (  ) to select the part (drums, bass etc.) you want to edit. The name of the part you select will appear on the display. Rhythm patterns are made up of the eight parts shown below.
  • Page 26 Using Auto Accompaniment Repeat steps 3 through 5 to edit all of the accompaniment patterns and parts you want. After editing is complete, adjust the tempo of the rhythm as desired. • The tempo you set here becomes the initial default tempo of the rhythm.
  • Page 27: Playing Back Built-In Songs

    Playing Back Built-in Songs blMUSIC LIBRARY 6PLAY/STOP 2REPEAT 7PART  – Song groups A to D Playing Back All of the Built-in Songs Your Digital Piano comes with a total of 68 built-in songs: eight demo songs that are arranged to highlight the characteristics of the tones in each of the tone groups, and 60 classics in the Music Library.
  • Page 28: Playing Back A Specific Music Library Song

    Playing Back Built-in Songs Playing Back a Specific Music Library Song You can use the procedure below to select a Music Library song for listening or practice. The Music Library has a total of 60 songs, divided into three groups (A, B, C). You also can load songs from a memory card or your computer into a fourth Music Library group (Group D) for playback and practice (pages 46 and 52).
  • Page 29 Adjusting the Song Volume You can use the following procedure to adjust the volume level of the song’s Auto Accompaniment, without affecting the volume of keyboard tone output. For details, see “Song Volume” (page E-41). Practicing Either Hand’s Part (Part Off) You can turn off the right hand part or left hand part of a song and play that part on the Digital Piano while the song plays back.
  • Page 30: Music Presets

    Music Presets 6START/STOP blRHYTHM 3REW 7ACCOMP ON/OFF bmbnMUSIC PRESET Music Presets provide you with one-touch tone, rhythm, chord, and other settings that are optimized for specific musical genres and songs. In addition to built-in presets, you can create your own original Music Presets (user presets).
  • Page 31: Creating An Original User Preset

    Press the  (START/STOP) button to start Auto Accompaniment with the chord progression of the Music Preset. Play the melody on the keyboard. • The preset chord progression repeats until you stop it by pressing the  (START/STOP) button again. •...
  • Page 32 Music Presets Edit the Music Preset parameters. 4-1. To edit the chord progression Press the  (w) down button to display “CHORD” and then press the button to advance to the chord progression editing screen. Next, perform the editing operation described under “To edit the chord progression”...
  • Page 33 ■ To edit the chord progression On the editing operation selection screen (page E-27), select “CHORD” and then press  (ENTER) button to display the chord progression editing screen shown below. (1) Step (timing and chord) (2) Cursor (1) Step (timing and chord) The timing of a chord progression is expressed as a series of three values separated by colons (such as 001:1:00) indicating measure...
  • Page 34 Music Presets Repeat the above steps to edit all of the steps you want. • You can playback the Music Preset you are currently editing by pressing the  (START/STOP) button. • The table below describes other Music Preset editing operations you can perform.
  • Page 35 ■ To edit Auto Accompaniment parameters On the editing operation selection screen (page E-27), select “Parameter” and then press the (ENTER) button to display the Auto Accompaniment parameter editing screen shown below.   Use the (u) and (i) buttons to select a parameter, and the setting.
  • Page 36: Registering Tone And Rhythm Setups

    Registering Tone and Rhythm Setups  – Tone and accompaniment areas Registrations let you save Digital Piano setups (tone, rhythm, tempo, etc.) and for quick and easy recall when you need them. Registrations are stored using eight banks of 12 areas each as shown in the illustration below, for a total of 96 setups.
  • Page 37: Saving Registration Data

    Saving Registration Data Configure the Digital Piano with the tone, rhythm, and other settings you want to save. While holding down the (STORE) button,  use the ) buttons to select the bank  where you want to save the registration. Example: Bank 4 Next, hold down the ...
  • Page 38: Recording Your Keyboard Play

    Recording Your Keyboard Play 6START/STOP 9RECORDER You can record your music as you play and store up to five songs in Digital Piano memory for later playback. You can divide a song into parts (by instrument, by left hand and right hand, etc.) and record each part separately.
  • Page 39 NOTE • Recorder memory capacity is approximately 10,000 notes per song. When remaining capacity is 100 notes or less, the  (RECORDER) button lamp will flash at high speed. Recording will stop automatically when memory becomes full. • Repeat, fast reverse, fast forward, pause, and tempo adjustment during playback are the same as when playing back songs.
  • Page 40: Keyboard Play

    Recording Your Keyboard Play ■ Supported Track Data The following describes the data that can be recorded to each type of track. System Track, Tracks 01 through 16 Keyboard notes, keyboard tone setting (main), and pedal operations System Track only Layer, split, octave shift, reverb, chorus, keyboard temperament, tempo, Auto Accompaniment play, auto harmonize, one-touch preset, Music Preset,...
  • Page 41: Re-Recording Part Of A Recorder Song (Punch-In Recording

    Deleting Recorder Data You can use the procedures below to delete an entire recorder song or to delete a specific track of a recorder song. Deleting a Recorder Song Use the  (RECORDER) button to cycle through the recorder modes until the RECORDER lamp is lit (playback mode).
  • Page 42 Recording Your Keyboard Play Press the  (START/STOP) button. This will start playback of the selected track. When playback reaches the point you want to re-record, play the notes and perform the other operations you want. This automatically starts punch-in recording, which will continue until step 5, below.
  • Page 43 ■ Performing Punch-in Recording for Areas Smaller than One Measure Use the procedure below to specify a punch-in recording area that includes a part of a measure. Example: To re-record from beat 3 of measure 2 up to beat 1 of measure 4 To re-record this section Start playback of the song that contains the section you want to re-record.
  • Page 44: Other Settings

    Other Settings You can use the settings in this section to adjust the tuning and touch of the keyboard, to configure pedal and MIDI settings, and to configure other parameters in order to tailor Digital Piano operation to your particular needs. Configuring Settings Press the ...
  • Page 45 Display Parameter Keyboard Key (Transpose) Transpose Keyboard Fine Tuning Tune (Tuning) Keyboard Touch (Touch Touch Response) Volume Level Group Volume Layer Balance LayerBal. Auto Accompaniment AccompVol. Volume Song Volume SongVol. Metronome Volume MetroVol. Temperament/Effect Group Tmpr/Effect Temperament Temper. Accompaniment AccompTmpr Temperament Stretch Tuning Stretch...
  • Page 46 Other Settings Parameter Song Playback/Card Group Play/CARD Pre-count PreCount Song Repeat SongRepeat Card Folder CARD Folder Formatting a Memory CARD Card FORMAT Card File Delete File DELETE Card File Rename File RENAME See page E-47. MIDI Group MIDI Keyboard Channel KeyboardCh Accomp MIDI Out AccompOut...
  • Page 47: Using A Memory Card

    SD memory card for storage. You also can use a memory card to transfer standard MIDI files (SMF), and accompaniment data you downloaded from the CASIO website from your computer to Digital Piano memory. Once you do, you can use them as user songs and user rhythms.
  • Page 48: Loading And Removing A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Card and Card Slot Precautions IMPORTANT! • Be sure to observe the precautions provided in the documentation that comes with the memory card. • Memory cards have a write-protect switch. Use it when you want to protect the data on the card from accidental deletion.
  • Page 49: Formatting A Memory Card

    Formatting a Memory Card IMPORTANT! • Format a memory card before using it for the first time. • Before formatting a memory card, make sure it does not have any valuable data stored on it. • The memory card format operation performed by this Digital Piano is a “quick format”.
  • Page 50: Loading Data From A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card (w, q) buttons to select the file Use the  number (01 to 99) you want to assign to the data when it is saved to the memory card. • The file number is the final two characters of the file name that appears on the display.
  • Page 51: Deleting Memory Card Data

    Deleting Memory Card Data Use the following procedure to delete memory card data (files). Insert the memory card into the Digital Piano’s memory card slot. While holding down the  (FUNCTION) button, press the  (CARD/INTERNAL) button. This displays the memory card format screen (page E-45).
  • Page 52: Playing Back A Song From A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Playing Back a Song from a Memory Card You can use the procedure below to play back a user song (page E-24) stored on a memory card without loading the song into Digital Piano memory. ■ Memory Card Folders Formatting a memory card on the Digital Piano will automatically create the four folders shown below.
  • Page 53: Saving Data To Digital Piano Memory (Internal Area) Instead Of A Memory Card

    Saving Data to Digital Piano Memory (Internal Area) Instead of a Memory Card Even when you do not have a memory card loaded in the Digital Piano’s memory card slot, you can save up to about 16MB of data in the Digital Piano’s internal memory area.
  • Page 54: Error Messages

    Using a Memory Card Error Messages One of the error messages below appears on the display when a problem occurs. • All mentions of “memory card” in the following table refer to an SD memory card. Display Message Convert There is not enough Digital Piano memory available to convert a recorder song (page E-34) to SMF data and store it on the memory card.
  • Page 55: Connecting To A Computer

    Start up your computer’s music software. Configure the music software settings to select one of the following as the MIDI device. CASIO USB-MIDI : (For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X) USB Audio Device: (For Windows XP) • For information about how to select the MIDI device, see the user documentation that comes with the music software you are using.
  • Page 56: Using Midi

    Digital Piano to a computer for storage. You also can transfer standard MIDI files (SMF), as well as Auto Accompaniment data you downloaded from the CASIO website from your computer to Digital Piano memory. ■ Data Types Supported for Data Transfer...
  • Page 57 BIDRHYnn.AC7 RHYTHMAC (nn: 01 to 10) BIDSNGnn.MID (nn: 01 to 10) (SMF Format 0 or MUSICLIB Format 1) BIDSNGnn.CM2 (nn: 01 to 10) (CASIO format) BIDMPSnn.MPS MUSICPST (nn: 01 to 50) BIDRECnn.CSR RECORDER (nn: 01 to 05) REGISTMR BIDREGAL.CR6 E-53...
  • Page 58 Connecting to a Computer File name extensions (.MID, .CM2, etc.) are not displayed under initial default Windows settings. Perform the procedure below to turn on display of file name extensions. (1) Open any one of the folders shown on page E-53.
  • Page 59 CASIO Website You can download other model Auto Accompaniment data from the “Internet Data Expansion System” of the CASIO Music Site ( and transfer it to Digital Piano memory. NOTE • Since the accompaniment data is for other models, you may experience some abnormalities when playing it on this model.
  • Page 60  IMPORTANT! • If anything is missing or damaged, contact your local CASIO service provider. • Do not use any screws other than those that come with the stand. Doing so risks damage to the stand and/or the Digital Piano.
  • Page 61 Slide the back panel  into the grooves the side panels. IMPORTANT! • Be sure to check that the back panel engages correctly with the side panel shown in the nearby illustration marked “O”. Assembling the stand while these brackets are not engaged correctly (as shown in the illustration marked “X”) creates the risk of damage to stand components.
  • Page 62 Assembling the Stand Place the piano onto the stand. IMPORTANT! • In order to ensure you do not get your fingers pinched between the piano and the stand, grasp the piano on its sides (not its ends) at the locations marked with stars () in the illustration.
  • Page 63 Next, secure the bottom of the back panel with the six screws  Adjust the height adjustment screw provide support so the crosspiece not bow downwards when the pedals are pressed. IMPORTANT! • Pressing the pedals without adjusting the height ...
  • Page 64 Assembling the Stand Plug the power cord into a household power outlet. CAUTION • The screws of the stand can work loose due to the effects of temperature and humidity changes, vibration, etc. Because of this, you need to periodically check the screws for proper tightness.
  • Page 65: Reference

    Reference Troubleshooting Problem No sound is produced when I 1. The VOLUME controller is set to press a keyboard key. “MIN”. 2. Headphones or an adaptor plug is plugged into one of the PHONES jacks. The pitch of the Digital Piano is 1.
  • Page 66: Product Specifications

    Reference Product Specifications All of the items in these specifications apply to the AP-620BK, AP-620BKV, AP-6BP, and AP-6BPV, unless specifically noted otherwise. Models AP-620BK/AP-620BKV/AP-6BP/AP-6BPV Keyboard 88-key piano keyboard, with Touch Response (3 types) Maximum Polyphony 128 notes Tones 250 (with Layer and Split) Effects Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (–3 to 0 to 3), Acoustic Resonance Metronome...
  • Page 67: Operating Precautions

    Operating Precautions Be sure to read and observe the following operating precautions. ■ Location Avoid the following locations for this product. • Areas exposed to direct sunlight and high humidity • Areas subjected to temperature extremes • Near a radio, TV, video deck, or tuner •...
  • Page 68: Appendix

    Appendix/Apéndice Tone List/Lista de tonos Group Group Sequential Name/ Number/ Number/ Tone Name/ Nombre Número Número Nombre del tono secuencial grupo grupo GRAND PIANO MODERN GRAND PIANO MODERN GRAND PIANO VARIATION ROCK PIANO LA PIANO MODERN PIANO DANCE PIANO GRAND PIANO CLASSIC GRAND PIANO CLASSIC MELLOW PIANO HONKY-TONK...
  • Page 69: Drum Assignment List

  • Page 70 Appendix/Apéndice...
  • Page 71: Rhythm List

    Appendix/Apéndice Rhythm List/Lista de ritmos Group Sequential Group Name/ Number/ Number/ Nombre del Número de Número grupo grupo secuencial POPS/JAZZ POPS 8 BEAT/16 BEAT DANCE ROCK JAZZ EUROPEAN Group Name/ Rhythm name/ Nombre del Nombre del ritmo grupo POP 1 POP 2 FAST POP FUNK POP...
  • Page 72 Group Sequential Group Name/ Number/ Number/ Nombre del Número de Número grupo grupo secuencial WORLD II INDIAN CHINESE SOUTHEAST ASIAN JAPANESE BALLAD/PIANO RHYTHMS BALLAD VARIOUS PIANO RHYTHMS Group Name/ Rhythm name/ Nombre del Nombre del ritmo grupo BHANGRA DADRA GARBA KEHARWA DANDIYA NOTE...
  • Page 73: Song List

    Appendix/Apéndice Song List/Lista de canciones Tone Demo Songs/ Canciones de demostración de tonos Tone Group Name/ Number/ Nombre del grupo de tonos Número GRAND PIANO MODERN Prélude [Suite bergamasque] GRAND PIANO CLASSIC 3 Romances Sans Paroles 3 ELEC PIANO Original VIBES/CLAVI Original ORGAN...
  • Page 74: Music Preset List

    Music Preset List/Lista de preajustes musicales Group Group Sequential Name/ Number/ Number/ Nombre Número de Número del grupo grupo secuencial POPS Soft Pop Winter Pop Oldies Pop Alpine Flora Gypsy Rain Pop Movie Waltz Blowin’ in Funky Rspct Love Pop Loco Rising Sun Believer...
  • Page 75 Appendix/Apéndice Group Group Sequential Name/ Number/ Number/ Nombre Número de Número del grupo grupo secuencial Nutcracker Liebestraume Gymnopedies Jupiter Entertainer MapleLeafRag TRAD Michael Row GrndpasClock Troika AuldLangSyne Aloha Oe O Sole Mio Furusato SzlaDziweczk Battle Hymn Condor ScarboroFair Danny Boy Greensleeves Annie Laurie AmazingGrace...
  • Page 76: Fingering Guide

    Fingering Guide/ Guía de digitación Fingered 1, Fingered 2 Chords/ Acordes Fingered 1, Fingered 2 Cdim Caug Csus4 Csus2 C7sus4 Cadd9 Cmadd9 CmM7 Cdim7 *1 *3 *2 *3 *1 With Fingered 2, interpreted as Am7. *2 With Fingered 2, interpreted as Am7 b 5. *3 Inverted form not supported in some cases.
  • Page 77: Chord Example List

    Appendix/Apéndice Chord Example List/Lista de ejemplos de acordes A-10...
  • Page 78: Midi Implementation Chart

    *1 : Depends on tone *2 : For details, see MIDI Implementation at *1 : depende del tono *2 : si desea más información, vea Implementación MIDI en Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO...
  • Page 79 This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. Esta marca de reciclaje indica que el empaquetado se ajusta a la legislación de protección ambiental en Alemania. MA1003-B Printed in China AP620/6ES1A...

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