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Yamaha Clavinova CLP-955 Owner's Manual

Yamaha clp-955: user guide
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IMPORTANT
Check your power supply
Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified
on the name plate on the bottom panel. In some areas a voltage selector
may be provided on the bottom panel of the main keyboard unit near the
power cord. Make sure that the voltage selector is set for the voltage in your
area. The voltage selector is set at 240V when the unit is initially shipped.
To change the setting use a "minus" screwdriver to rotate the selector dial
so that the correct voltage appears next to the pointer on the panel.

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  • Page 1 IMPORTANT Check your power supply Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified on the name plate on the bottom panel. In some areas a voltage selector may be provided on the bottom panel of the main keyboard unit near the power cord.
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    Implied warranties may also be affected. SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
  • Page 3 SAVING USER DATA • Save all data to an external device such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error.
  • Page 4: Included Accessories

    Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Clavinova. Your Clavinova is a fine musical instrument that employs advanced Yamaha music technology. With the proper care, your Clavinova will give you many years of musical pleasure. The Clavinova CLP-955 digital piano offers unmatched sonic realism and natural grand- piano type playability with Yamaha’s original “AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling”...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a Personal Computer Connecting to an Apple Macintosh Series Computer ... 37 Connecting to an IBM-PC/AT Series Computer ... 38 Using a USB Interface (such as the Yamaha UX256) ... 39 Factory Preset Recall Troubleshooting Options & Expander Modules Voice Descriptions ...
  • Page 6: The Control Panel

    The [BRILLIANCE] Control adjusts the tonality or “timbre” of the output sound from a mellow tone to a bright tone. 4 [DEMO] Button Activates the demo playback mode in which you can select playback of different demonstration CLP-955 DEMO REVERB EFFECT TOUCH ROOM...
  • Page 7 The soft (left), sostenuto (center) and damper (right) pedals provide a range of expressive control capabilities similar to the pedal functions on an acoustic piano. See page 20 for details. The Control Panel Damper pedal ] (–/NO, +/YES) Buttons CLP-955...
  • Page 8: Connections

    2 AUX IN L/L+R and R Jacks These jacks are intended for use with an external tone generator module such as the Yamaha DOU-10 Disk Orchestra Unit. The stereo outputs from the external tone generator module are connected to the AUX IN L/L+R and R jacks, allowing the sound of the tone generator to be reproduced via the Clavinova’s internal sound system and speakers.
  • Page 9 Two sets of standard stereo headphones can be plugged in here for private practice or late-night playing. The internal speaker system is automatically shut off when a pair of headphones is plugged into either of the PHONES jacks. Connections CLP-955...
  • Page 10: Preparation

    Music Stand Opening and Closing the Lid High Position Low Position CLP-955 To open the key cover: Z Lift the cover slightly. X Slide the cover open. To close the key cover: Z Slide the cover toward you.
  • Page 11: Selecting & Playing Voices

    • Some voices do not have keyboard touch response. See “Voice Descrip- tions” on page 41 for details. Add Effects As Required You can add or change reverb, effects and brilliance as desired by using the [REVERB] button (page 18), [EFFECT] button (page 19) and the [BRILLIANCE] control (page 19). CLP-955...
  • Page 12: Playing The Demonstration Tunes

    WOOD E. BASS ORGAN ORGAN BASS DEMO CLP-955 Voice Demo Engage the Demo Mode Press the [DEMO] button to engage the demo mode — the voice selector indicators will flash in sequence. Play a Voice Demo Press one of the voice selectors to start playback of all songs starting from the corresponding voice demo tune —...
  • Page 13: Preset Song

    HALL 1 reverb type will automatically be selected. Exit From the Preset Song Mode Press the [PRESET SONG] button to exit from the preset song mode, the indicator will go off, and return to the normal play mode. CLP-955...
  • Page 14: Preset Song A-B Repeat

    SELECT – / NO / YES CLP-955 The A-B Repeat function can be used to continuously repeat a specified phrase within a preset song. Combined with the Part Cancel function described below, this provides an excellent way to practice difficult phrases.
  • Page 15: Preset Song Part Cancel

    STOP] button, that track will be turned ON and the Synchro Start mode will be engaged. Left Pedal Start/Stop The left pedal can be assigned to start and stop preset song playback via the “Left Pedal Mode” function described on page 32. CLP-955...
  • Page 16: The Dual Mode

    ORGAN ORGAN BASS CLP-955 To activate the dual mode simply press two voice selectors at the same time (or press one voice selector while holding another). The voice indicators of both selected voices will light when the dual mode is active.
  • Page 17: The Split Mode

    • Split Balance ... 30 • Right Voice Octave Shift ... 31 • Left Voice Octave Shift ... 31 • Right Voice Effect Depth ... 31 • Left Voice Effect Depth ... 31 • Damper Range ... 31 • Reset ... 31 CLP-955...
  • Page 18: Reverb

    / NO / YES TEMPO/FUNCTION/SONG CLP-955 To select a reverb type press the [REVERB] button a few times until the indicator corresponding to the desired type lights (the indicators light in sequence each time the [REVERB] button is pressed). No reverb is produced when all indicators are off.
  • Page 19: The Effect

    MELLOW position. • When the BRILLIANCE is set to BRIGHT, the overall sound will be slightly louder. If the MASTER VOLUME is set at a high level the sound may become distorted. If so, lower the MASTER VOLUME level. CLP-955...
  • Page 20: The Pedals

    Soft pedal Damper pedal Sostenuto pedal CLP-955 Damper (Right) Pedal The damper pedal functions in the same way as a damper pedal on an acoustic piano. When the damper pedal is pressed notes played have a long sustain.
  • Page 21: Touch Sensitivity

    “0”. • The [TRANSPOSE] button indicator remains lit when a transpose setting other than “0” is selected. • Notes below and above the A-1 … C7 range of the Clavinova sound one octave higher and lower, respectively. CLP-955...
  • Page 22: Tuning

    SELECT – / NO / YES CLP-955 Tuning Up To tune up (raise pitch), hold the A-1 and B-1 keys simultaneously. Press any key between C3 and B3. Each time a key in this range is pressed the pitch is increased by approximately 0.2 Hz.
  • Page 23: The Metronome & Tempo Control

    [TEMPO t, s] buttons are being used to adjust the tempo in the recording/playback mode. The default tempo (120 or the recorded song tempo when the recorder contains data and the playback track indicator is lit) can be recalled by simultaneously pressing the [t] and [s] buttons. CLP-955...
  • Page 24: Using The User Song Recorder

    TRACK TRACK START/ STOP SONG TRACK TRACK START/ STOP TEMPO/FUNCTION/SONG CLP-955 Time signature (beat) Reverb type (including OFF) Voice selection Split mode voices Soft pedal Reverb depth Dual detune (F3) Split octave shift (F4) Recording Make All Necessary Initial Settings Before actually beginning to record, select the voice you want to record with (or voices if you will be using the dual or split mode).
  • Page 25: Changing The Initial Settings

    (All recorded data up to that point will be retained.) • The following data for initial settings cannot be changed: “Dual balance (F3)”, “Dual detune (F3)”, “Dual octave shift (F3)”, “Split balance (F4)” or “Split octave shift (F4)”. CLP-955...
  • Page 26: Playback

    It is also possible to store it to an external MIDI storage device such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3 by using the Bulk Data Dump function described on page 35.
  • Page 27: The Function Mode

    • After selecting the function, the current setting will be displayed when the [–/NO] or [+/YES] button is pressed for the first time. Press the [FUNCTION] button so that its indicator goes out to exit from the function mode. CLP-955...
  • Page 28: F1 Tuning

    “A_”) or a high bar if sharp (e.g. “F~”). Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously to recall the default settings “C”. • The base note setting is effective for tunings other than the Equal Temperament tuning. CLP-955 Value 440.0 440.2...
  • Page 29: F3 Dual Mode Functions

    “1” to shift the pitch up one octave. Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simul- taneously to recall the default setting (different for each voice combination). [FUNCTION] button while holding the two dual-mode voice selectors. The Function Mode CLP-955...
  • Page 30: F3.5: 1St Voice Effect Depth

    Right Voice, and settings above “10” increase the volume of the Right Voice in relation to the Left Voice. Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously to recall the default setting (different for each voice combination). CLP-955 exited before EFFECT can be turned ON. [FUNCTION] button while holding the [SPLIT] button.
  • Page 31: F4.3: Right Voice Octave Shift

    Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously to recall the default setting “ALL”. F4.8: Reset This function resets all split-mode functions to their default values. Press the [+/YES] button to reset the values. “End” will appear on the display when all functions have been reset. The Function Mode CLP-955...
  • Page 32: F5 Pedal Functions

    Adjust the part volume to a comfortable level to use the “canceled” part as a guide to play along with. Set to “0” if you don’t want to hear the part. CLP-955 The left pedal functions as the soft pedal.
  • Page 33: F8 Midi Functions

    MIDI Functions A Brief Introduction to MIDI MIDI Cable MIDI OUT CLP-955 POWER Clavinova and velocity (touch response) information via the MIDI OUT connector whenever a note is played on the keyboard. If the MIDI OUT connector is connected to the MIDI IN connector of a second keyboard (synthesizer, etc.) or a tone generator (essentially a synthesizer with no keyboard), the second keyboard or tone generator will...
  • Page 34: F8.3: Local Control On/Off

    • For information on program change numbers for each of the Clavinova’s voices, refer to page 44 in the MIDI Data Format section. CLP-955 “Local Control” refers to the fact that, normally, the Clavinova keyboard controls its internal tone generator,...
  • Page 35: F8.5: Control Change On/Off

    MIDI OUT terminal. This is particularly useful if you will be recording performances to a MIDI sequence recorder such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3 which will be used to control the Clavinova on playback. By transmitting the Clavinova panel set-...
  • Page 36: F9 Backup Functions

    “On” or “OFF”. The default backup mode is “OFF”. • Left Pedal Mode CLP-955 • The backup settings themselves, and the contents of the user song recorder memory, are always backed up. • Even if the Backup is turned on, factory presets can be recalled at any time (see page 40). The factory setting list is found on page 42.
  • Page 37: Connecting To A Personal Computer

    “Mac” Cable Connections MINI DIN 8-PIN • 8-pin system peripheral cable. • Data transfer rate: 31,250 bps. 2 (HSK i) MINI DIN 1 (HSK 0) 8-PIN 5 (RxD-) 4 GND 3 (TxD-) 8 (RxD+) 7 (GP i) 6 (TxD+) CLP-955...
  • Page 38: Connecting To An Ibm-Pc/At Series Computer

    HOST SELECT switch to “PC-1”. • When using the TO HOST terminal to connect to a personal computer using Windows, a Yamaha MIDI driver must be installed in the personal computer. The Yamaha MIDI driver can be obtained at Yamaha’s home page on the World Wide Web, <http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/xg/>.
  • Page 39: Using A Usb Interface (Such As The Yamaha Ux256)

    Using a USB Interface (such as the Yamaha UX256) Connect the USB interface (Yamaha UX256 or equivalent) to your computer using a USB cable. Install the driver software supplied with the interface (or other appropriate driver software) on your computer according to the supplied instructions.
  • Page 40: Factory Preset Recall

    3. The Clavinova Reproduces Radio or TV Sound This can occur if there is a high-power transmitter in your vicinity. Contact your Yamaha dealer. 4. Intermittent Static Noise This is usually due to turning ON or OFF a household appliance or other electronic equipment which is fed by the same AC mains line as your Clavinova.
  • Page 41: Voice Descriptions

    Basse électrique destinée à une vaste gamme de styles de musique de jazz, rock, populaire et autres. Bajo eléctrico para una amplia variedad de estilos de música, jazz, rock, popular, y otros. * Dynamic Sampling provides multiple velocity-switched samples to accurately simulate the timbral response of an acoustic piano. Voice Descriptions CLP-955...
  • Page 42: Demo Song List

    MIDI Transmit Channel F8.2 MIDI Receive Channel F8.3 Local Control F8.4 Program Change Send & Receive F8.5 Control Change Send & Receive F8.6 MIDI Transmit Transpose Backup CLP-955 Title Composer F.F.Chopin L.v.Beethoven C.A.Debussy E.Chabrier L-C.Daquin Georges Pheiffer G.F.Händel E.H.Grieg J.S.Bach J.S.Bach...
  • Page 43: Midi Data Format

    • The Multi-timbre and Poly modes are always active. No change occurs when OMNI ON, OMNI OFF, MONO, or POLY mode messages are received. CLP-955...
  • Page 44 F0H, 43H, 0nH, 7CH (n: channel number) 00H, 2AH (data length) 43H, 4CH, 20H, 20H (CL) 43H, 4CH, 50H, 27H, 30H, 30H (CLP-955) 30H, 30H (version x, y) [PANEL DATA] [CHECK SUM (1byte)] = 0-(43H+4CH+20H+...+Data end) CLP-955 • Panel Data Contents...
  • Page 45 Data format: [F0H] -> [43H] -> [73H] -> [xxH] -> [nnH] -> [F7H] = Exclusive status = Yamaha ID = Clavinova ID = Product ID (CLP-955 common ID: 67H or CLP common ID: 01H) = Substatus Control Internal MIDI clock...
  • Page 46 Sound board EFFECT CHORUS PHASER TREMOLO DELAY CLP-955 Parameter Description -50 - +50[cent] 1st bit 3 - 0 → bit 15 - 12 2nd bit 3 - 0 → bit 11 - 8 3rd bit 3 - 0 → bit 7 - 4 4th bit 3 - 0 →...
  • Page 47: Midi Implementation Chart

    YAMAHA [Clavinova] Model: CLP-955 Function Basic Default Channel Changed 1~16 Default Mode Messages Altered ***************** Note 9~120 Number : True voice ***************** O 9nH, v=1~127 Velocity Note on X 9nH, v=0 Note off After key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bender Control Change...
  • Page 48: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    Open the carton and remove the parts from the upper level. The parts shown in the “Assembly Parts” illustration will be used. Follow the assembly instructions and select the parts as needed. CLP-955 Assembly Parts Wrench Cord holders Have a Phillips-head (+) screwdriver ready.
  • Page 49 As you tighten the bolt, occasionally shake the leg to remove any looseness between the pipes and the leg. Washer Spring Washer 10 x 60mm bolt CLP-955...
  • Page 50 Finally, attach the pedal box with four 5 x 20 mm screws CLP-955 5 x 20mm screws Rear Side...
  • Page 51 Front leg Turn over the instrument and packing. Make sure that the three legs are firmly attached, then using the front legs for support, turn over the instrument and packing so that the carton is on top of the instrument. CLP-955...
  • Page 52 Lift and remove the carton, then remove the remaining packing material from the main unit. At this time, make sure the Clavinova makes no rattling noise when you shake it. If it does, go back and retighten all bolts and screws. CLP-955 Remove the carton and packing material.
  • Page 53 Move the instrument to the location where it will be used and connect the AC power cord to an AC wall outlet. A plug adaptor may be also provided in some areas to match the pin configura- tion of the AC wall outlets in your area. G Cord holders CLP-955...
  • Page 54 This procedure is performed once only and the string will never have to be reattached again. For instructions on its removal, refer to the paper titled "REQUEST" that can be found on the keys underneath the key cover (see page 10). CLP-955...
  • Page 55 CAUTION • When moving the instrument after assembly, always hold the lower surface of the main unit, NEVER the lid, the top portion or keyboard cover. Improper handling can result in damage to the instrument or personal injury. CLP-955...
  • Page 56: Specifications

    • Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options...
  • Page 57: Important Safety Instructions

    Some of these items are de- signed to be dealer assembled or installed Please make sure that benches are stable and any optional fixtures (where applicable) are well secured BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. No other uses are recommended.
  • Page 58 BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND. • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée. regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations.
  • Page 59 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
  • Page 60 Este documento se ha impreso en papel sin cloro alguno, con tinta de soja. M.D.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2000 Yamaha Corporation V597090 009POCP5.2-02B0 Printed in Japan...