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USER'S GUIDE
Please keep all information for future reference.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the keyboard, be sure to read the
separate "Safety Precautions".
AT3/AT5-E-1B
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    USER’S GUIDE Please keep all information for future reference. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the keyboard, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. AT3/AT5-E-1B...

  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: AT-3/AT-5 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801 Telephone number: 973-361-5400...

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    ● 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 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents General Guide ... E-4 Reading the Display ... E-6 Modes... E-7 Menus... E-7 , Precautions while “Please Wait” is displayed... E-7 Saving Settings... E-8 Returning the Digital Keyboard to Its Factory Default Settings ... E-8 Getting Ready to Play ... E-9 Preparing the Music Stand ...

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    Using the Pattern Sequencer ... E-97 About the Pattern Sequencer ... E-97 Creating a User Rhythm ... E-98 Creating a User Rhythm by Combining Exiting Rhythm Parts (Easy Edit) ... E-107 Editing Individual Events (Event Editor) ... E-108 Configuring Instrument Part Playback Settings (Part Parameters) ...

  • Page 6: General Guide

    General Guide • Illustrations in this User’s Guide show the AT-5. L-1 - L-18 C-1 - C-17 Dial D-1 - D-17 R-1 - R-20 T-1 - T-9 Back...

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    • In this manual, the term “Digital Keyboard” refers to the AT-3/AT-5. • This manual uses the numbers and names below to refer to buttons and controllers. • The following explains the meanings of the # and $ symbols that appear on the product console and with the key names below.

  • Page 8: Reading The Display

    General Guide Reading the Display This section explains the contents of the Digital Keyboard’s display screen. Detailed information area This area displays a variety of information while the Digital Keyboard is being used. Use this area to confirm proper operation when changing values, when selecting a menu item, and when performing other operations.

  • Page 9: Modes

    Modes Your Digital Keyboard has three modes: a rhythm mode, a card mode, and a song sequencer mode. The currently selected mode is shown as an indicator on the display. Card mode C-9 (CARD) or C-9 (CARD) button R-15 (EXIT) button Rhythm mode C-5 (SONG C-5 (SONG SEQUENCER) or...

  • Page 10: Saving Settings

    General Guide Saving Settings Your Digital Keyboard is equipped with a song sequencer and other features that you can use to store data you create. This stored data is retained even when the Digital Keyboard is turned off. However, the tone, rhythm, and other settings you configure on the Digital Keyboard’s console normally are returned to their initial power on defaults whenever you turn off power.

  • Page 11: Getting Ready To Play

    Getting Ready to Play Preparing the Music Stand Power Supply Prepare a household power outlet or batteries. • Be sure to comply with the separate “Safety Precautions”. Incorrect use of this product creates the risk of electric shock and fire. •...

  • Page 12: Using Batteries

    Getting Ready to Play Using Batteries You can use six D-size batteries for power. • Use alkaline or zinc-carbon batteries. Never use oxyride or any other nickel based batteries. Open the battery cover on the bottom of the Digital Keyboard. Load six D-size batteries into the battery compartment.

  • Page 13: Connections

    Connections Connecting Headphones Using headphones cuts off output from the built-in speakers, which means you can practice playing even late at night without disturbing others. • Be sure to turn down the volume level before connecting headphones. T-4 (PHONES) jack •...

  • Page 14: Outputting Input From An External Device Or A Microphone Through The Digital Keyboard's Speakers

    Use of unauthorized accessories creates the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury. • 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. http://world.casio.com/...

  • Page 15: Selecting And Playing A Tone

    Selecting and Playing a Tone L-14 L-14 L-15 L-15 To turn on Digital Keyboard power Rotate the L-2 (MAIN VOLUME) knob towards MIN to set the volume to a low level. Referring to “Connections” (page E-11), connect headphones, amplifier, or other device. Use the L-1 (POWER) button to turn on power.

  • Page 16: Listening To Demo Tunes

    Selecting and Playing a Tone ■ To disable Auto Power Off While the Digital Keyboard is turned on, press the L-1 (POWER) button to turn it off. While holding down the L-4 ([A] POPS/ROCK/ DANCE) button, press the L-1 (POWER) button to turn on the Digital Keyboard.

  • Page 17: Layering And Splitting Tones

    Now you can play on the keyboard using the tone you selected. • You also can use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a tone. Holding down either button will scroll through tone numbers at high speed. Pressing both of the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time will select tone 001 in the currently selected group.

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    Selecting and Playing a Tone To layer two tones Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the group(s) and numbers of the two tones (UPPER 1 part tone and UPPER 2 part tone) you want to use. Check to make sure that the @ and A indicators are not on the display.

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    To specify the keyboard split point While holding down the R-19 (SPLIT) button, press the keyboard key that you want to be the leftmost key in the right side (UPPER 1 part) range. LOWER part UPPER 1 part Split point •...

  • Page 20: Raising And Lowering Keyboard Tuning (transpose

    Selecting and Playing a Tone Raising and Lowering Keyboard Tuning (Transpose) The transpose feature lets you raise or lower the overall tuning of the keyboard in semitone steps. You can use this feature to adjust keyboard tuning to a key that better matches a vocalist, another musical instrument, etc.

  • Page 21: Using The Metronome

    Using the Metronome Press the L-10 (METRONOME) button. • This will start the metronome. • The display will show the tempo along with a count of the measures and beats since you started the metronome. Tempo Press the L-10 (METRONOME) button again to stop the metronome.

  • Page 22: Using The Pitch Bend Wheel

    Selecting and Playing a Tone ■ To adjust the tempo by tapping a beat While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, tap the L-12 (TAP) button four times at the speed (tempo) you want to set. • The first tap of the L-12 (TAP) button will cause the display shown below to appear.

  • Page 23: Playing Arpeggio Phrases Automatically (arpeggiator

    Playing Arpeggio Phrases Automatically (Arpeggiator) With the arpeggiator, you can play various arpeggios and other phrases automatically by simply pressing keys on the keyboard. You can select from a number of different arpeggiator options, including playing arpeggios from a chord, playing various phrases automatically, and more.

  • Page 24: Playing With An Oriental Scale

    Playing with an Oriental Scale You can change the scale of the keyboard to various Oriental scales or other temperaments. • The settings you configure with the scale function are retained even when the Digital Keyboard is turned off. Using Quarter Tones You can use the procedure below to instantly lower the note assigned to all the keyboard keys that play it by one quarter tone (50 cents) and to return it to its original tuning.

  • Page 25: Fine Tuning Keyboard Keys (scale Fine Tuning

    Fine Tuning Keyboard Keys (Scale Fine Tuning) You can use the procedure below to instantly fine tune the note assigned to all the keyboard keys that play it in 1 cent (1/100 semitone) steps. Use buttons D-6 (KEY C) through D-17 (KEY B) to specify the key whose note you want to fine tune.

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    Playing with an Oriental Scale Press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • This displays a preset temperament selection screen like the one shown below. Use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a temperament. • Selecting a temperament other than 01: Equal will cause the C indicator to appear on the display.

  • Page 27: Saving Your Current Scale Setup (scale Memory

    Saving Your Current Scale Setup (Scale Memory) You can use the following procedure to store up to four scale setups in memory for quick and easy recall whenever you want to use them. While holding down the D-5 (STORE) button, press the SCALE MEMORY number button (D-1 through D-4) to which you want to assign the current scale setup.

  • Page 28: Using Auto Accompaniment

    Using Auto Accompaniment L-4 - L-9 L-4 - L-9 L-11 L-11 L-12 L-12 L-13 L-13 L-14 L-14 L-16 L-16 L-15 L-15 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.

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    Play other chords with your 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 30: Selecting A Chord Fingering Mode

    Fingered 2 : Unlike Fingered 1, 6th input is not possible with Fingered 3 : Unlike Fingered 1, this mode allows input of ■ CASIO Chord With “CASIO Chord”, you can use simplified fingerings to play the four types of chords described below. Major Chords...

  • Page 31: Modifying Auto Accompaniment Patterns

    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 L-13 through L-16 to select the pattern you want. L-13 L-13 L-14 L-14 L-15 L-15 Intro *...

  • Page 32: Using Auto Harmonize

    Using Auto Accompaniment Using Auto Harmonize Auto harmonize lets you add harmony to melody notes you play with your right hand. You can select any one of 12 Auto harmonize settings. To play using auto harmonize Hold down the R-18 (AUTO HARMONIZE/ ARPEGGIATOR) button until the type selection screen shown below appears on the display.

  • Page 33: Applying Effects To A Sound

    Applying Effects to a Sound You can apply a variety of different acoustic effects to the sounds produced by the Digital Keyboard. The built-in effects include a wide variety of variations that give you access to a selection of general digital effects. •...

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    Applying Effects to a Sound ■ DSP Effect Mode Configuration The DSP effect mode is enabled while “DSP” is selected for the “Chorus/DSP”effect parameter. DSP and reverb can be used in the DSP effect mode. Part A01-A16, B01-B16 Tone Generator Mic In Noise Auto Level...

  • Page 35: Selecting An Effect

    Selecting an Effect Effects are divided among different types (reverb, chorus, DSP), so first you need to use the procedure below to select an effect type. To add reverb to sounds While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-7 (EFFECT) button. •...

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    Applying Effects to a Sound If you want, use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick brackets (%) to the “DSP Disable”setting, and then use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the setting to “on”. • For more information about this setting, see the “Important!”...

  • Page 37: Creating A User Dsp

    Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick brackets (%) to the “DSP” setting. • This causes the number and name of the currently selected preset DSP to appear within the thick brackets (%) on the display. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the preset DSP you want to use.

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    Applying Effects to a Sound Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 to the parameter you want to change. • For information about the operation and the setting range of each parameter, see “DSP Parameter Settings” (page E-37). Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the setting value.

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    DSP Parameter Settings The table below shows the parameters that can be configured on the DSP editor screen. The settings marked with an asterisk (*) in the “Setting Range” column are initial defaults. Parameter Name Parameters 1 through 8 DSP RevSend (DSP Reverb Send) Mod Button Assign (Modulation Button Assign)

  • Page 40: Using The Mixer

    Using the Mixer Mixer Overview The sound source of this Digital Keyboard is capable of sounding up to 32 individual parts simultaneously. Each part can be controlled individually, and each part can be configured to sound a different musical instrument. Different tones can be assigned to each part when using layer and split to sound multiple tones at the same time, and to sound multiple instruments at the same time with Auto...

  • Page 41: Mixer Operation

    Mixer Operation To change mixer parameters Press the C-7 (MIXER) button. • This causes the mixer screen to appear. Currently selected setting (MASTER, DSP, MIC/INST, or A01 to A16/B01 to B16) Parameter/Setting value Currently selected setting part (when currently selected setting is A01 to A16/B01 to B16) Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to select the mixer parameter you want to change.

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    Using the Mixer To initialize all mixer parameters • For details about how initial default settings are configured when you perform the following procedure, see “Parameter List” (page E-158). While the mixer screen is displayed, hold down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the C-17 (MENU) button.

  • Page 43: Mixer Parameter Settings

    Mixer Parameter Settings The tables below show the parameters that can be configured on the mixer screen. The settings marked with an asterisk (*) in the “Setting Range” column are initial defaults. MASTER Parameters MASTER parameters include items for adjusting the volume level, pan position, and other settings that are applied globally to all parts.

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    Using the Mixer MIC/INST Parameters MIC/INST parameters include settings related to the T-5 (INST IN) and T-8 (MIC IN) terminals. Parameter Name Part Specifies if sound input should be output (on) or not output (oFF). (Mic/Inst Enable) Volume Specifies the volume level of sound input. (Mic/Inst Volume) Specifies the stereo pan position of sound input.

  • Page 45: Tone Buttons

    Part Parameters Part parameters include setting items that can be adjusted for parts A01 through A16 and B01 through B16. Parameter Name TONE Specifies a tone for each part. When configuring this parameter, you can use the (Part Tone) buttons R-1 ([A] PIANO) through R-12 ([L] USER TONES) to select a tone group. Part Specifies if the notes of a particular part should be output (on) or not output (oFF).

  • Page 46: Using The Tone Editor

    Using the Tone Editor You can create a user tone by editing one of the built-in preset tones. Tone Creation Overview The preset tones built into this Digital Keyboard consist of a number of parameters. To create a user tone, you first recall a preset tone (A:001 through K:128) and then modify its parameters to change it to your own original tone.

  • Page 47: Creating A User Tone

    • Cutoff Frequency The cutoff frequency is a parameter for adjusting timbre by cutting any frequency that is higher than a specific frequency. A larger cutoff frequency produces a brighter (harder) timbre, while a smaller frequency produces a darker (softer) timbre. Level Cutoff frequency (3) Tone Pitch Parameters...

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    Using the Tone Editor Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the setting value. • Pressing the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time returns a parameter to its initial default setting. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as required to configure other parameters.

  • Page 49: Tone Parameter Settings

    Tone Parameter Settings The table below shows the parameters that can be configured on the tone editor screen. For information about each parameter, also refer to “Tone Creation Overview” (page E-44). The settings marked with an asterisk (*) in the “Setting Range” column are initial defaults. Parameter Name AttackTime Specifies the time until a note starts to sound after a key is pressed.

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    Using the Tone Editor Parameter Name DSP Parameters 1 Shows up to eight parameters for “DSP Type”. through 8 DSP RevSend Adjusts how much reverb is applied to the post-DSP note. (DSP Reverb Send) Mod Setting Assigns either vibrato or DSP to the S-2 (MODULATION) button. (Modulation Setting) Mod Depth When vibrato is assigned to the S-2 (MODULATION) button, specifies the...

  • Page 51: Music Presets

    Music Presets L-4 - L-9 L-4 - L-9 L-14 L-14 L-16 L-16 L-15 L-15 Using Music Presets Music presets provide one-touch access to Auto Accompaniment, tone, reverb, and other settings that are configured in accordance with preset chord progressions. A total of 305 presets let you easily configure the keyboard for a wide variety of different musical styles.

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    Music Presets Use the buttons from L-4 ([A] POPS/ROCK/ DANCE) to L-9 ([F] USER RHYTHMS) to select a music preset group. • The L-9 ([F] USER RHYTHMS) button is for the user preset group. For details, see “Creating a User Preset” (page E-53).

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    Music Preset Settings The settings listed in the table below are recalled when a music preset is selected. • Except for the chord progression, all of the settings can be modified after a music preset is selected. Refer to the information noted in the “Go here for more information”...

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    Music Presets To change music preset Auto Accompaniment settings While the music preset screen is displayed, you can use the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/OFF) button to change Auto Accompaniment settings. • Each press of the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/OFF) button cycles through settings as shown below. Setting Preset chord progression Normal Auto Accompaniment...

  • Page 55: Creating A User Preset

    Creating a User Preset User Preset Numbers Preset areas numbered F:001 through F:050 are for storage of user presets. You can have up to 50 user presets stored in memory at one time. You can recall a stored user preset after pressing the L-9 ([F] USER RHYTHMS) button.

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    Music Presets Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to “Store” and then press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • This displays a screen for specifying the destination user preset number and name. Save destination user preset number User preset name Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the destination user preset number you want.

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    Timing Setting and Chord Progression Playback This section explains how chord progressions are played in accordance with the “Timing” (Timing set) settings in step 5 under “To create and save a user preset” (page E-53). Note that this setting affects playback only. It does not change the chord progression data.

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    Music Presets • 3/4 Plays chords measure-by-measure at a timing that is 3/4 times that of the recording. This setting is best for use with a 6/8 time rhythm. Playing back a chord progression like that shown for “Half” above while “3/4” is specified results in the progression shown below. 3/4 Playback when a 4/4 time rhythm is assigned to the user preset Measure Beat...

  • Page 59: Editing A Chord Progression

    Editing a Chord Progression You can modify the preset chord progression and save it as a user preset, or you can create a new chord progression from scratch and save it. Chord Progression Editing Flow Perform steps 1 through 4 under “To perform using a music preset”...

  • Page 60

    Music Presets To modify recorded chord data Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “Chord Progression Editing Flow” on page E-57. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the cursor to the chord you want to edit. •...

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    Specify the location of the new chord insert as a number of beats after the current cursor position. To specify this number of beats after the current cursor position: 4 beats 2 beats 1 beat 1/2 beat 1/4 beat • Except for the R-8 (7) button, pressing the R-4 ( • ) button after you press any one of the above buttons will increase number of beats by 1.5.

  • Page 62

    Music Presets To perform menu operations Perform steps 1 through 4 of the procedure under “Chord Progression Editing Flow” on page E-57. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-17 (MENU) button. This displays a screen like the one shown below.

  • Page 63: Saving Keyboard Setups To Registration Memory

    Saving Keyboard Setups to Registration Memory Registration memory lets you store Digital Keyboard setups (tone, rhythm, etc.) for instant recall whenever you need them. • For information about items that can be part of a registration setup, see “Parameter List” (page E-158). •...

  • Page 64: To Save A Setup To Registration Memory

    Saving Keyboard Setups to Registration Memory To save a setup to registration memory Configure the tone, rhythm, and other settings you want to include in the setup. Press the C-10 (BANK) button to select the bank you want. • Each press of the C-10 (BANK) button cycles through the bank numbers.

  • Page 65: Using The Song Sequencer

    Using the Song Sequencer L-13 L-13 L-15 L-15 L-14 L-14 You can use the song sequencer to record keyboard play (including Auto Accompaniment), or to record individual parts (multi-track recording) and combine them into a final song. After recording data, you can edit each individual note (event). You can have up to five recorded songs (approximately 30,000 notes total) stored in memory at the same time.

  • Page 66

    Using the Song Sequencer Press the C-6 (RECORD) button. • The button will start flashing and the EASY REC screen shown below will appear on the display. Song area number Arrows (e) will indicate all the parts in Group A. This indicates the Digital Keyboard is currently in system track (page E-65) record standby.

  • Page 67: What You Can Do With The Song Sequencer

    To use EASY REC to record a performance using a music preset Perform steps 1 through 4 under “To perform using a music preset” (page E-49). Press the C-6 (RECORD) button. • The button will start flashing and the EASY REC screen will appear on the display.

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    Using the Song Sequencer System Track and Track 01 through 16 Common Recording Content ■ Recording Start • Beat setting • Rhythm selection • Tempo setting • Scale setting • The mixer settings below – All part parameters from A04 through A07 and B01 through B16 (Excluding part on/off) –...

  • Page 69: Recording Individual Tracks

    Recording Individual Tracks This section explains how to record to the system track and how to record to Tracks 01 through 16. For details about track configuration and what is recorded to each track, see “What you can do with the song sequencer” (page E-65). To record a performance to the system track Press the C-5 (SONG SEQUENCER) button to enter the song sequencer mode.

  • Page 70

    Using the Song Sequencer • Page 2 of the menu screen has a “RecType” setting, but this setting cannot be used when recording a performance to the system track. Start playing something on the keyboard. • Recording starts automatically when you perform any one of the following operations.

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    Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to select a track (Track 01 through Track 16). Configure panel settings as required for your performance. • Configure the following settings: tone selection, tempo, mixer settings, etc. For details about settings that can be configured, see “Recording Start”...

  • Page 72

    Using the Song Sequencer To clear the content of a single track immediately after recording it While the song sequencer mode initial screen is on the display after track recording is complete, hold down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the C-17 (MENU) button.

  • Page 73: Re-recording Part Of A Song (punch-in Recording

    Mixer Settings in the Song Sequencer Mode You can access the mixer during playback, playback standby, or record standby (C-6 (RECORD) button flashing), or while recording is in progress (C-6 (RECORD) button lit). Press the C-7 (MIXER) button to display the mixer screen. To return to the song sequencer mode screen, press the C-7 (MIXER) button again or press the R-15 (EXIT) button.

  • Page 74

    Using the Song Sequencer Press the L-17 (START/STOP) button. • This starts punch-in playback. • The following operations are supported during punch-in playback. They help you move to the re-recording start point quickly and easily. To do this: Fast Forward Hold down the L-15 (dFF) button.

  • Page 75: Using Panel Record To Rewrite Song Header Settings

    Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to move the cursor, use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the value at the cursor position, and then press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • If you have already specified a range using the locator screen (page E-75), you can copy that range to this screen by holding down the L-13 (REPEAT) button.

  • Page 76: Playing A Recorded Song

    Using the Song Sequencer Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to “PanelRecord”. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button. In response to the “Sure?” message that appears, press the R-14 (YES) button to execute the panel record operation or the R-14 (NO) button to cancel.

  • Page 77

    To play back a particular part alone Press the C-5 (SONG SEQUENCER) button to enter the song sequencer mode. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a song area number. Press the C-7 (MIXER) button to display the mixer screen.

  • Page 78: Editing A Song

    Using the Song Sequencer To stop playback, press the L-17 (START/STOP) button. • Pressing the R-15 (EXIT) button without pressing the R-16 (ENTER) button in step 4 above will cancel the phrase setting operation and close the locator screen. • The start point and end point specified on the locator screen by the above operation will be displayed as the initial default values when you display the screen of editing the next event.

  • Page 79

    To clear a song Perform the procedure under “To start a song editor operation” on page E-76 to display the song editor menu, with the 0 located at “Clear”. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • This displays the “Clear Song” screen. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to specify the song area number you want to clear.

  • Page 80

    Using the Song Sequencer To delete one or more measures from a song Perform the procedure under “To start a song editor operation” on page E-76 to display the song editor menu. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 to “DeleteMeas.”...

  • Page 81

    To extract system track recorded content to track 04 through 07 or 09 through 16 As explained in detail under “Songs, tracks, and parts” (page E-65), the system track is an individual track, while the keyboard play and Auto Accompaniment data are recorded individually to multiple parts (A04 through A07, A09 through A16).

  • Page 82: Editing A Track

    Using the Song Sequencer Editing a Track The following operations are supported during track (system track, Tracks 01 through 16) editing. • Clearing a single track • Copying one track to another track (Tracks 01 through 16 only) • Combining two tracks into a single track (Tracks 01 through 16 only) To start a track editor operation Press the C-5 (SONG SEQUENCER) button to...

  • Page 83

    To copy one track to another track (Tracks 01 through 16 only) Perform the procedure under “To start a track editor operation” on page E-80 to display the track editor menu. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 to “Copy”...

  • Page 84: Editing Events

    Using the Song Sequencer After everything is the way you want, press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • If the destination track does not contain recorded data, combination of the tracks starts immediately. • If the destination track already contains recorded data, the confirmation message shown below appears asking if you want to overwrite the existing data.

  • Page 85

    Event Types and Screen Content The event editor screen displays the individual events that make up a song as values and characters as shown in the sample screen below. Event being edited (selected event) (Center of screen) Cursor (solid line) Events before (previous event) and after (following event) the current event The event editor screen shows three events at one time.

  • Page 86

    Using the Song Sequencer ■ Event Data List The following table shows the event types that correspond to the abbreviations that appear on the display, as well as the parameters of each event type and setting ranges. • “ display” and “ display”...

  • Page 87

    System Track Events Event Type display Event Name TnU1 UPPER 1 Tone TnU2 UPPER 2 Tone TnLo LOWER Tone TnHm Auto Harmonize Tone Chord Rhythm Rctl Rhythm Controller Accompaniment Part APrt On/Off Layr Layer On/Off Shft Octave Shift Splt Split On/Off TMPO Tempo SplP...

  • Page 88

    Using the Song Sequencer Event Type display Event Name RSnd Part Reverb Send CSnd Part Chorus Send DspL Part DSP Line AVol Accomp Volume AScl Accomp Scale *1 A chord event is not displayed as the event name at position *2 See “Fingering Guide”...

  • Page 89

    To select the types of events that appear on the Event Editor screen (View Select) Perform the procedure under “To start an event editor operation” on page E-82. Use R-17 (i) button to display page three of the event editor menu, with the 0 located at “ViewSelect”.

  • Page 90

    Using the Song Sequencer To delete all events in a track Display the event editor screen of the track that includes the events you want to delete. • See “To select a track for editing” (page E-86). While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-17 (MENU) button to display the event editor menu.

  • Page 91

    To insert an event Display the event editor screen of the track where you want to insert the event. • See “To select a track for editing” (page E-86). Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the cursor to the position where you want to insert an event.

  • Page 92

    Using the Song Sequencer Press the C-12 (COPY) button. • This displays the “Copy” screen. • If you have already specified a range using the locator screen (page E-75), that range will be displayed on the range specification screen. Copy destination point Copy source range (start point - end point) Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to move the cursor, and then use the dial or R-14 (–, +)

  • Page 93

    To quantize all note events in a track Display the event editor screen of the track you want to quantize. • See “To select a track for editing” (page E-86). Press the C-13 (QUANTIZE) button. • This displays the “Quantize” screen. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the setting in the thick brackets (%) to “All”.

  • Page 94

    Using the Song Sequencer Deleting Pitch Bender Events You can use the procedures in this section to delete all pitch bender events from a track or from a specific range in a track. • To delete individual pitch bender events, perform the operation under “To delete an individual event”...

  • Page 95

    To adjust the velocity value of a note event Display the event editor screen of the track you want to edit. • See “To select a track for editing” (page E-86). Depending on the type of adjustment you want make, perform one of the operations below. To adjust this: Individual note event On the event editor screen,...

  • Page 96

    Using the Song Sequencer To adjust the gate time value of a note event Perform steps 1 through 5 under “To adjust the velocity value of a note event” on page E-93. In step 4, select “GatetimeMod.” instead of “VelocityMod.”. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.

  • Page 97: Directly Inputting Note Events (step Input

    To insert a beat event Perform steps 1 and 2 under “To delete a beat event” (page E-94). Move the cursor to the beat event that comes immediately before the location where you want to insert a new beat event. Press the C-11 (INSERT) button.

  • Page 98

    Using the Song Sequencer Use buttons R-1 (5) to R-4 (•) and buttons R-7 (6) to R-10 (,) to specify the length of the note you want to input. • For information about how to specify note lengths, see step 4 under “To insert an event” (page E-89). •...

  • Page 99

    Using the Pattern Sequencer L-13 L-13 L-14 L-14 L-16 L-16 L-15 L-15 About the Pattern Sequencer You can use the pattern sequencer to create accompaniment patterns that sound while using the Digital Keyboard’s Auto Accompaniment function and store them as user rhythms. Rhythms, Accompaniment Patterns, and Instrument Parts Each of the Digital Keyboard’s rhythms provides six different...

  • Page 100: Using The Pattern Sequencer

    Using the Pattern Sequencer The following describes each of the different instrument part statuses that appear in the lower left corner of the screen. When this is It means this: displayed: Fix Data Instrument part data from a preset (Fixed Data) rhythm or user rhythm.

  • Page 101

    ■ Replacing the Accompaniment Patterns of an Existing Rhythm with New Recordings With this procedure, you re-record one or more of the accompaniment patterns of an existing preset rhythm or previously stored user rhythm to create a new rhythm. In this case, you clear all of the rec areas included in an accompaniment pattern and then create new recordings of each part of the accompaniment pattern.

  • Page 102

    Using the Pattern Sequencer Use buttons L-13 (INTRO) through L-16 (SYNCHRO/ENDING) to select the accompaniment pattern you want to play. If you want to play the INTRO accompaniment pattern, for example, press the L-13 (INTRO) button. • Each press of the L-14 (NORMAL/FILL-IN) button toggles between NORMAL and NORMAL FILL-IN, and each press of the L-15 (VARIATION/FILL-IN) button toggles between VARIATION and VARIATION FILL-IN.

  • Page 103

    To configure pattern rec settings (Rec Menu) While the pattern sequencer screen is displayed, press the C-6 (RECORD) button. • The button will start to flash and the Digital Keyboard will enter record standby. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-17 (MENU) button.

  • Page 104

    Using the Pattern Sequencer To edit an existing rhythm Perform steps 1 through 6 under “To rehearse before editing an existing rhythm” (page E-99). Perform the procedure under “To configure pattern rec settings (Rec Menu)” (page E-101). • This step is not necessary if you want to perform operations using initial default settings or if you want to use previous settings without changing them.

  • Page 105

    If you want to record notes you play on the keyboard in real time, perform the following steps. • The operation you can perform here depends on the status (page E-98) of the currently selected part, as described below. For this status: You can perform this operation: Fix Data Perform step (2) of the procedure below...

  • Page 106

    Using the Pattern Sequencer Repeat steps 4 through 7 for all of the parts you want to edit. • It is recommended that you save the rhythm as a user rhythm each time you finish editing each accompaniment pattern. For details about how to do this, see “To store an edited or newly created rhythm”...

  • Page 107

    Configure mixer settings for the selected instrument part. You can skip this step if you do not want to configure mixer settings. • For details about mixer setting operations, see step 5 under “To edit an existing rhythm” (page E-102). Configure part parameter settings for the selected instrument part.

  • Page 108

    Using the Pattern Sequencer To create a new rhythm from scratch Press the C-4 (PATTERN SEQUENCER) button. • This displays the pattern sequencer screen. For details about screen contents, see step 2 under “To rehearse before editing an existing rhythm” (page E-99). Perform the procedure under “To clear all rec areas included in the currently selected rhythm”...

  • Page 109: Creating A User Rhythm By Combining Exiting Rhythm Parts (easy Edit

    • Pressing the R-15 (EXIT) button in place of the operation in step 1 displays the confirmation screen shown below. Pressing the R-14 (YES) button at this time will display the user rhythm store screen in step 2. To cancel the editor operation without saving the edited results, press the R-14 (NO) button.

  • Page 110: Editing Individual Events (event Editor

    Using the Pattern Sequencer Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to select the instrument part you want to edit. Edit the selected accompaniment pattern instrument part as desired. • While performing the procedure below, you can press the L-17 (START/STOP) button and perform repeat playback of only the accompaniment pattern you are editing.

  • Page 111

    Event Editor Screen Contents The event editor screen shows the individual events recorded to an instrument part as shown in the sample screen below. Event being edited (selected event) Cursor Events before (previous event) and after (following event) the current event •...

  • Page 112

    Using the Pattern Sequencer To edit events with the pattern sequencer On the pattern sequencer screen, select the “Recorded Data” or “Empty” status instrument part whose events you want to edit. • You can perform event editing on one of the following types of parts.

  • Page 113: Configuring Instrument Part Playback Settings (part Parameters

    Configuring Instrument Part Playback Settings (Part Parameters) The settings in this section control how instruments parts you are currently editing or creating are sounding when played back as Auto Accompaniment after being saved as a user rhythm. These settings are configured using the “PartPara” (Part Parameter) item on the edit menu.

  • Page 114

    Using the Pattern Sequencer Pattern Sequencer Part Parameters ■ Table (Chord conversion table) Recording of each accompaniment pattern is normally performed using C major (root of C, major type). Accompaniment, you can use a root other than C and a chord type other than major, if you want. This is accomplished by using a “chord conversion table”...

  • Page 115: Instrument Part Operations

    ■ BreakPoint (Break Point) This parameter specifies the key, from C to B, that is the point at which Auto Accompaniment bass and chord notes drop one octave. For example when F is specified as the break point, a C major chord recorded as C3E3G3 (CEG) becomes D3F raised one note each) when D is fingered on the chord keyboard, E3G...

  • Page 116

    Using the Pattern Sequencer To copy preset or user rhythm instrument part data to a rec area • This procedure copies note events only. • You will not be able to perform this procedure if an INTRO or ENDING is selected as the accompaniment pattern.

  • Page 117: Accompaniment Pattern And Rhythm Operations

    Accompaniment Pattern and Rhythm Operations To clear all instrument part rec areas included in an accompaniment pattern While the pattern sequencer screen is displayed, hold down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button and press the C-4 (EDIT) button to display the edit menu. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 to “ElementEdit”...

  • Page 118: Recording And Playing Audio

    Recording and Playing Audio All of the sound output by the Digital Keyboard can be recorded as audio files on a memory card. The maximum recording time for a single audio file is approximately 13 minutes. You can have up to five audio files recorded on a single memory card.

  • Page 119: Performing Audio Recording

    Performing Audio Recording Modes that Support Audio Recording You can record keyboard play while in the rhythm mode or song sequencer mode. • Recording is actually performed in the audio record mode, but you can switch between the rhythm mode screen and song sequencer mode screen from the audio record mode screen.

  • Page 120: C-3 Audio Record Button

    Recording and Playing Audio L-13 L-13 L-14 L-14 L-16 L-16 L-15 L-15 To get ready for audio recording Referring to “Audio Recording” (page E-116), determine what type of performance you want to record. If you plan to use a microphone, CD player or some other external device as a sound source during recording, turn off both the external device and the Digital Keyboard and then...

  • Page 121

    If required, perform the steps below to switch from the time counter screen to the tempo, measure, beat screen. If you want to leave the time counter displayed, go straight to step 5. (1) While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-17 (MENU) button.

  • Page 122

    Recording and Playing Audio To record play using a music preset Perform the procedure under “To get ready for audio recording” (page E-118). • This enters the rhythm mode. Perform steps 1 through 4 under “To perform using a music preset” (page E-49). •...

  • Page 123: Playing Back Audio

    Playing Back Audio • You can start audio playback operations from the rhythm mode or the song sequencer mode. You cannot start from the card mode. • You can perform normal keyboard play along with audio playback, and you can use layer and split. The procedures for selecting UPPER 1, UPPER 2, and LOWER parts are the same as the ones used in the rhythm mode.

  • Page 124

    Recording and Playing Audio Press the L-17 (PLAY/STOP) button. • This will start playback of the audio file and cause the L-17 (PLAY/STOP) button to change from flashing to lit. The time counter also will start counting up. • The following operations are supported during playback.

  • Page 125

    To repeat play a specific phrase Perform steps 1 through 4 under “To play back a recorded audio file” (page E-121) to start playback. When playback reaches the location you want to specify as the repeat start point, press the L-13 (REPEAT) button.

  • Page 126

    Recording and Playing Audio To clear the data of an audio file or delete an audio file Press the C-2 (AUDIO PLAY) button to enter the audio play mode. Use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to display the audio file you want to clear or delete.

  • Page 127: Using The Function Menu

    Using the Function Menu The function menu contains items for tuning and touch adjustments, local on/off, and other global settings that need to be changed by you relatively infrequently. It also includes some memory card operations (format, etc.). Using the Function Menu This section explains function menu operations.

  • Page 128: Function Menu Settings

    Using the Function Menu To exit the function menu, press the R-13 (FUNCTION) button or R-15 (EXIT) button. • Note that all function menu settings you configure are returned to their initial defaults whenever you turn off the Digital Keyboard. You can configure the Digital Keyboard so it remembers its latest settings or to apply predetermined default settings each time you turn it on.

  • Page 129

    ArpegSpeed (Arpeggiator Speed) Specifies how many times notes or chords should sound within one beat for arpeggio phrases played by the arpeggiator (page E-21). 1, 2, 2S, 3, 4 , 4S, 6, 8 The setting value indicates the number of times within one beat.

  • Page 130: Midi Group

    Using the Function Menu Volume (Volume) Group • For details about “parts” mentioned here, see “How Parts are Organized” (page E-38). AccompVol. (Auto Accompaniment Volume) Adjusts the Auto Accompaniment volume level (master volume of parts A09 through A16). This setting does not affect the keyboard volume level (parts A01 through A03).

  • Page 131: R-16 (enter) Button

    AutoPower (Auto Power Off) Specifies if Auto Power Off (page E-13) is enabled (on disabled (oFF). Even when “on” is selected for this setting, you can temporarily disable Auto Power Off by holding down the L-4 ([A] POPS/ROCK/DANCE) button as you press the L-1 (POWER) button to turn on power.

  • Page 132: Button

    Using the Function Menu ■ To initialize all data and settings (or parameter settings only) Press the R-13 (FUNCTION) button to display the function menu. Use the R-17 (i, y) buttons to move the 0 to “General” and then press the R-16 (ENTER) button.

  • Page 133: Using A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card You can save Digital Keyboard user area data to a memory card and load data from a memory card to Digital Keyboard memory. You also can play music files (MIDI files) stored on a memory card on the Digital Keyboard. •...

  • Page 134: Loading And Removing A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card • The message “Please Wait” will remain on the display while a data save operation is in progress. Do not perform any other operation while it is displayed. Turning off the Digital Keyboard or removing the memory card can cause Digital Keyboard data to be deleted or become corrupted.

  • Page 135: Saving Digital Keyboard Data To A Memory Card

    Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 to “CardFormat”. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button. • This will cause the confirmation message “Sure?” to appear. Press the R-14 (YES) button to format the memory card or the R-14 (NO) button to cancel. •...

  • Page 136: Button

    Using a Memory Card Press the R-17 (y) button to change to the “Xxxx Save” screen. • To save a song sequencer song in SMF format, press the R-17 (y) button one more time here to display the “Seq SmfSave” screen. You can switch between the “Xxxx Load”, “Seq Save”, and “Seq SmfSave”...

  • Page 137: Loading Data From A Memory Card

    ■ Memory card Data Storage The above procedure stores Digital Keyboard data in a folder named MUSICDAT on the memory card. • The MUSICDAT folder is created automatically when you format the memory card on the Digital Keyboard (page E-132). •...

  • Page 138: To Delete A File From A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card To delete a file from a memory card Insert the memory card into the card slot. Press the C-9 (CARD) button to enter the card mode. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button, press the C-17 (MENU) button. •...

  • Page 139: Playing A Music File From A Memory Card

    L-13 L-13 L-14 L-14 L-16 L-16 L-15 L-15 Playing a Music File from a Memory Card You can use the Digital Keyboard to play music files you saved to a memory card with your computer. • Supported music files are SMF format 0 or 1 MIDI files (MID).

  • Page 140

    Using a Memory Card Turning Off One Hand Part and Playing the Other Hand Part on the Keyboard (Part Off) When playing a music file of a piano piece that has the left hand and the right hand parts recorded in separate MIDI channels, you can turn off playback of one of the parts and play it on the keyboard along with playback of the other part.

  • Page 141

    Playing on the Keyboard Along with Playback of a Music File on a memory card You can perform the following operations and play on the keyboard along with playback of a music file on a memory card. • Select UPPER 1 part, UPPER 2 part, and LOWER part tones.

  • Page 142: 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 7, Windows Vista, 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 143: Storing And Loading Digital Keyboard Memory Data

    Digital Keyboard memory to a computer for storage. You also can load Auto Accompaniment data you download from the CASIO website to the Digital Keyboard, which greatly expands the Auto Accompaniment patterns available to you. A special Data Manager application is required in order to transfer data to and from the Digital Keyboard.

  • Page 144: Importing Data From Various Storage Media

    Connecting to a Computer Importing and Transferring Rhythm Data from Other Models You can transfer rhythm data from other models by loading it from a memory card, or by using Data Manager to transfer the data from a computer to Digital Keyboard memory. For information about actual operations, see “Importing Data from Various Storage Media”...

  • Page 145: Reference

    Reference Error Messages Display Message Format 1. The current memory card format is not compatible with this Digital Keyboard. 2. The memory card capacity is greater than 32GB. 3. You are trying to use an SDXC card. 4. There is something wrong with the memory card. Card Full There is not enough room available on the memory card.

  • Page 146

    Reference Display Message Memory Full 1. There is not enough memory capacity required for pattern sequencer operations. 2. Remaining memory capacity became too low during music preset editing. 3. There is not enough memory capacity required for song sequencer operations. File Name When renaming a file on a memory card, attempting to specify a file name that is already used.

  • Page 147: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Symptom Included Accessories I can’t find something that should be included with the product. Power Requirements Power will not turn on. The Digital Keyboard outputs a loud sound and then suddenly powers down. The Digital Keyboard suddenly powers down after a few minutes. Display The display keeps going out or is flashing.

  • Page 148

    Reference Symptom Some notes are cut off while they are playing. The volume or tone setting I configured has changed. Output volume does not change even though I change my keyboard pressure. In certain keyboard ranges, the volume and tone quality sound are slightly different from those in other keyboard ranges.

  • Page 149: Specifications

    Arpeggiator MIDI Pitch Bend Wheel Pitch Bend Range AT-3 / AT-5 AT-3: 61 standard-size keys AT-5: 76 standard-size keys 2 types, Off 64 notes (32 for certain tones) Up to 100 (Tone Editor) Layer, Split 1 to 10, Off 1 to 5 Up to 100 ±99 cents...

  • Page 150: Sustain/assignable Jack

    12 cm × 2 + 3 cm × 2 (Output: 7.0W + 7.0W) 12V = 18W AT-3: 94.5 × 37.8 × 13.2 cm (37 × 14 AT-5: 118.7 × 39.9 × 14.9 cm (46 AT-3: Approximately 6.8kg (15.0 lbs) (without batteries) AT-5: Approximately 8.9kg (19.6 lbs) (without batteries) × 5 inch) ×...

  • Page 151: 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 The above devices will not cause malfunction of the product, but the product can cause interference in the audio or video of a nearby device.

  • Page 152: Dsp Effect List

    Reference DSP Effect List Preset DSP List The table below shows the preset DSPs that can be selected by the procedure under “To use a DSP” (page E-34). • The “Number” column shows DSP numbers, while the “Screen Name” shows the DSP name that appears on the display. •...

  • Page 153

    DSP Type List All of the Digital Keyboard’s preset DSPs belong to one of the DSP types shown in the table below. When creating a user DSP (page E-35) or when using the tone editor (page E-44) to edit the DSP applied to a tone, you need to select one of the DSP types in the table.

  • Page 154

    Reference DSP Parameter List ■ Single Type DSP Parameters 01: Wah This is a “wah” effect that can automatically affect the frequency using an LFO. Parameters and Value Ranges: 1 :Resonance (0 to 127) Adjusts the strength of resonance. 2 :Manual (0 to 127) Adjusts the wah filter reference frequency.

  • Page 155

    08: Flanger Applies wildly pulsating and metallic reverberation to sounds. LFO waveform is selectable. Parameters and Value Ranges: 1 :LFO Rate (0 to 127) Adjusts the LFO rate. 2 :LFO Depth (0 to 127) Adjusts the LFO depth. 3 :LFO Waveform (sin, tri, random) Selects the LFO waveform.

  • Page 156

    Reference 14: Lo-Fi Applies various types of noise to the input signal to reproduce a retro Lo-Fi sound. Includes wow and flutter for rotational fluctuation like that in tapes and records, a Noise 1 generator that generates continual FM radio type, and a Noise 2 generator that generates record play types scratch noise.

  • Page 157: Fingering Guide

    Fingering Guide Fingered 1, Fingered 2 Chords 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. Fingered 3, Full Range Chords In addition to the chords that can be fingered with Fingered 1 and Fingered 2, the following chords also are recognized.

  • Page 158

    Reference E-156...

  • Page 159: Assigning A Midi Channel To Each Part

    Assigning a MIDI Channel to Each Part The following shows the relationship between MIDI IN and MIDI OUT channels and each part. MIDI Channel This part: Upper1 Upper2 Lower Harmonize System Upper1 System Upper2 System Lower Metronome Percussion Drum Bass Chord1 Chord2 Chord3...

  • Page 160: Parameter List

    Reference Parameter List To check this setting item: Setting items that are always saved when power is turned off Setting items stored in registration memory (page E-61) When “on” is selected for the “AutoResume (Auto Resume)” setting (page E-129), setting items that are restored to those in effect the last time power was turned off Items that are stored as “Default (Default Settings)”...

  • Page 163

    This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. MA1011-B Printed in China AT3/AT5-E-1B...

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