USER’S GUIDE GUÍA DEL USUARIO Please keep all information for future reference. Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura. AP500ES1B 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”...
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Contents Assembling the Stand ... E-40 Unpacking... E-40 To assemble the stand ... E-40 To connect cables... E-42 General Guide ... E-2 Using the TEMPO/SETTING Button... E-4 /NO Button and /YES Button ... E-4 Power Supply ... E-5 Connections ... E-6 Connecting Headphones ...
CAUTION • Make sure that the cover is fully open whenever you are playing on the keyboard. A partially open cover can suddenly close unexpectedly and pinch. NOTE • The names shown here are always indicated in bold when they appear within the text of this manual. 1 POWER button 2 VOLUME controller 3 METRONOME button...
General Guide Using the TEMPO/SETTING Button Normally when you press a button, it will change the setting or perform the operation marked above the button. Note that there also are secondary parameters (settings) marked below some buttons that you can select using the TEMPO/SETTING button.
The illustration shows just one example of the shapes that are available. • The power cord of the AP-500 is hard-wired to the digital piano. Make sure the power lamp is completely turned off before unplugging the power cord from the power outlet.
Connections IMPORTANT! • Whenever connecting something to the digital piano, first use the VOLUME controller to set the volume to a low level. After connecting, you can adjust the volume to the level you want. Connecting Headphones Bottom PHONES jack Commercially available headphones Stereo standard plug...
(such as AUX IN) to which the piano is connected. Use the piano’s VOLUME controller to adjust the volume level. Connecting to a Musical Instrument Amplifier 3 Use commercially available cables to connect the amplifier to the piano’s LINE OUT jacks as shown in Figure 3.
Selecting and Playing a Tone POWER METRONOME VOLUME Your digital piano has the following types of tones built in. Tone Tone Type Numbers — Main Tones 001 to 020 Various 021 to 148 GM (General MIDI) 128 149, 150 Drum Sets Selecting a Main Tone Press the POWER button.
Selecting a Various tone, GM tone, and Drum set You can use the following procedure to assign one of the 20 Various tones, 128 GM tones, or 2 Drum sets to the VARIOUS/GM TONES button. After that you can select the assigned tone by pressing the VARIOUS/ GM TONES button.
Selecting and Playing a Tone Layering Two Tones Use the following procedure to layer two tones, so they sound at the same time. The tone you specify first is called the “main tone”, while the tone you specify second is called the “layered tone”. NOTE •...
To specify the keyboard split point While holding down the SPLIT button, press the keyboard key where you want the left limit of the high range (right) tone to be. Flashing NOTE • The split point also is the boundary between the accompaniment keyboard range (pages E-15 to E-17) and the melody keyboard range.
Selecting and Playing a Tone 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.
To adjust the metronome volume NOTE • You can perform the following procedure at any time, regardless of whether or not the metronome is sounding. Press the TEMPO/SETTING button. • This will cause the lamp above the button to flash. Press the METRONOME VOLUME button.
Playing a Rhythm RHYTHM TEMPO/SETTING START/STOP SYNCHRO/FILL-IN INTRO/ENDING Selecting a Rhythm You can select from among 20 built-in rhythms. Press the RHYTHM button so the lamp below it is lit. • Each press of the button toggles between the upper lamp and lower lamp.
NOTE • With the rhythms listed below, make sure that CASIO CHORD, FINGERED, or FULL RANGE CHORD is selected before you try playing chords. The volume of percussion instruments is very low, and percussion is inserted in a way that does not interfere with the overall mood of the rhythm.
Melody keyboard range keyboard range E-16 IMPORTANT! • In the CASIO CHORD mode, the keys in the accompaniment keyboard range of the keyboard operate as “chord switches” only. You cannot use the keys in this keyboard range to play notes.
FINGERED In the FINGERED mode, you play standard chord fingerings in the accompaniment keyboard range to play chords. To finger a C chord, for example, you would press the C-E-G keys. FINGERED Mode Keyboard Accompaniment Melody keyboard range keyboard range IMPORTANT! •...
Playing Back Built-in Songs MUSIC LIBRARY PART/TRACK PLAY/STOP IMPORTANT! • After you select a built-in song, it can take a number of seconds for the song data to be loaded. While the data is being loaded, the song number will flash on the display, and the keyboard keys and button operations will be disabled.
Playing Back a Specific Music Library Song The Music Library includes both built-in songs (01 to 60), plus up to 10 songs (61 to 70) that have been saved to digital piano memory from a computer* or SD memory card (page E-33). You can use the procedure below to select one of these songs and play it back.
Playing Back Built-in Songs Skipping Forward through a Song While playback is in progress, hold down the FF button. • This skips forward through the song measure-by- measure. • The measure number appears on the display while you are skipping forward. Measure number When you reach the point you want, release the FF button to resume playback.
See “Using an SD Memory Card” on page E-33 for more information. IMPORTANT! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. takes no responsibility for any damages, lost profits, or claims by third parties arising from the deletion of recorded data due to While playing malfunction, repair, or for any other reason.
Recording and Play Back Recording Your Keyboard Play After recording to either of the tracks of a song, you can record to the other track while listening to playback what you recorded in the first track. To record to a specific track of a specific song Press the RECORDER button so the PLAY lamp is lit.
To record to one track of a song while listening to the playback of the other track Press the RECORDER button so the PLAY lamp is lit. Use the /NO and /YES buttons to display a song number (1 to 5). This indicator appears when the track contains recorded data already.
Recording and Play Back Deleting Recorded Data The following procedure deletes a specific track of a song. IMPORTANT! • The procedure below deletes all of the data of the selected song. Note that the delete operation cannot be undone. Check to make sure you really do not need the data in digital piano memory before you perform the following steps.
Other Settings TEMPO/SETTING This section explains how to configure key, touch, MIDI, and other settings. • The basic procedure below is used for configuring all settings. The only difference is the button that you press to select a parameter. • See the “Secondary Parameter Reference” on page E-27 for details about the settings you can configure using this procedure.
Other Settings To change the setting of one of the EFFECT button parameters Pressing the EFFECT button in step 3 of the “Configuring settings” procedure will toggle between the two parameters shown below. DSP parameter (“d” stands for “DSP”.) Acoustic Resonance parameter (“A”...
Secondary Parameter Reference ■ Keyboard Setting Parameter Name Keyboard touch TOUCH RESPONSE response TRANSPOSE Keyboard tuning TUNE Settings oFF : Off Specifies the relative touch of the keyboard keys. : Strong sound is produced even when relatively light pressure is applied.
Other Settings ■ Tones Setting Parameter Name VARIOUS/GM TONE SELECT TONES button assignment Layered tone volume LAYER BALANCE balance Split point SPLIT POINT Reverb type REVERB TYPE Chorus type CHORUS TYPE Brilliance level BRILLIANCE LEVEL Acoustic Resonance EFFECT EFFECT *Display Indicator Display Settings ■...
SD memory card, the pre-count may not sound, even though the pre-count setting is turned on. oFF : NORMAL Specifies the Auto Accompaniment mode. C.C. : CASIO CHORD FnG : FINGERED FUL : FULL RANGE CHORD Settings C.01 to C.16...
MIDI data with the digital piano. You also can use the USB connection to transfer files you downloaded from the CASIO MUSIC SITE from your computer to the digital piano. You will need a commercially available USB cable to connect a computer to the digital piano’s USB port.
*1 You need to have Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view the contents of the “CASIO USB MIDI Driver User’s Guide” (manual_e.pdf). If your computer does not have Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader installed already, use the procedure below to install it.
Music Library and practice along with them as they play, just as you do with the built-in songs. You also can use the CASIO SMF conversion software (SMF Converter) to convert SMF data files you have purchased or created, and transfer them to the digital piano’s Music Library.
Playing Back a File Stored on an SD Memory Card Playback of SMF format data and song data converted using SMF conversion software to CASIO CM2 format. IMPORTANT! • Note the following important precautions whenever playing back a data file you copied to a memory card with a computer.
Using an SD Memory Card To transfer song data from an SD memory card to the digital piano user area Press the MUSIC LIBRARY button so the lamp above the button is lit. Use the /NO and /YES buttons to display the number of the user area song (Music Library song number 61 through 70) to which you want to transfer the song data.
You can save song data that you recorded to the digital piano’s recorder area to an SD memory card as an SMF Format 0 file or a CASIO CSR file. PREPARATION • Insert an SD memory card that has been formatted on the digital piano into the digital piano’s SD memory card...
Using an SD Memory Card Formatting an SD Memory Card Use the procedures in this section to format an SD memory card. IMPORTANT! • Before performing the procedure below, check to make sure that the SD memory card does not contain any data you might need.
SD Memory Card Errors Display Cause Message No SD memory card loaded in the SD memory card slot or the card is not loaded correctly. You are trying to load data from an SD memory card that does not contain any data that is supported by this digital piano.
— IMPORTANT! • If anything is missing or damaged, contact your local CASIO service provider. • Note that use of any unauthorized parts or components can cause damage to the stand and/or the digital piano. Before starting stand assembly, unfasten the band that bundles the pedal cable in the back of crosspiece , and extend the cable.
First secure the sides of the back panel with the two I screws on the left and right. • At location 4 , slip the G clip onto to the I screw before installing the screw. • With back panel C resting on top of the feet 5 of side panels A and B , press the back panel against crosspiece D as you install the I screws.
• The shape of the power cord plug and household power outlet receptacle differ according to country and geographical area. The illustration shows just one example of the shapes that are available. • The power cord of the AP-500 is hard-wired to the digital piano. E-42 Pedal plug CAUTION •...
To raise the music stand Raise the music stand and insert its support bar into the two grooves behind it. CAUTION • Take care to make sure that the support bar engages securely into one of the two grooves. If you raise the music stand too hastily, the support bar may not engage correctly and make the music stand unsteady.
3. MIDI Local Control is turned off. 4. Check the current accompaniment mode setting. Normally, the accompaniment keyboard range will not produce any note while CASIO CHORD or FINGERED is selected as the Auto Accompaniment mode. No rhythm. Accompaniment volume is set to 0.
* Multiple digital samples are taken for the low range, middle range, and high range of the original volume sounds slightly different musical instrument. Because of this, there may be a very slight difference in tonal quality and volume depending where it is between sample ranges.
Reference Product Specifications All of the items in these specifications apply to the AP-500 and AP-500V, unless specifically noted otherwise. Model AP-500/AP-500V Keyboard 88-key piano keyboard, with Touch Response Maximum Polyphony 128 notes Tones 164 (with Layer and Split) Effects DSP, Reverb (4 types), chorus (4 types), Acoustic Resonance, Brilliance (–3 to –1, 1 to 3)
Appendix/Apéndice Tone List/Lista de tonos Bank Select Program MSB/ No./ Tone Name/ Change/ MSB de N º Nombre de tonos Cambio de selección programa de banco — GRAND PIANO 1 — GRAND PIANO 2 — GRAND PIANO 3 — ELEC PIANO 1 —...
Appendix/Apéndice Bank Select Program MSB/ No./ Tone Name/ Change/ MSB de N º Nombre de tonos Cambio de selección programa de banco GM FANTASY GM WARM PAD GM POLYSYNTH GM SPACE CHOIR GM BOWED GLASS GM METAL PAD GM HALO PAD GM SWEEP PAD GM RAIN DROP GM SOUND TRACK...
Rhythm List/Lista de ritmos No./Nº Rhythm Name/Nombre de ritmo 8 BEAT PIANO BALLAD 1 PIANO BALLAD 2 EP BALLAD 1 EP BALLAD 2 BLUES BALLAD JAZZ COMBO 1 JAZZ COMBO 2 RAGTIME ROCK’N’ROLL BOOGIE WOOGIE BOSSA NOVA GOSPEL ARPEGGIO 1 ARPEGGIO 2 MARCH 1 MARCH 2...
• For details about footnotes 3 through 5, see MIDI Implementation at http://world.casio.com/. *5 : Mensaje exclusivo del sistema de este modelo • Si desea más información sobre los pies de página, vea Implementación MIDI en http://world.casio.com/. Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO...
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. MA0706-B Printed in China AP500ES1B...