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Yamaha Portatone PSR-640 Owner's Manual

Yamaha psr-640: user guide
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  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    Yamaha. This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 • Always save data to a floppy disk frequently, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modi- fications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 4: Packing List

    You are the proud owner of a fine electronic keyboard. The Yamaha PSR-740/640 PortaTone combines the most advanced tone generation technology with state-of-the- art digital electronics and features to give you stunning sound quality with maximum musical enjoyment. A large graphic display and easy-to-use interface also greatly enhance the operability of this advanced instrument.
  • Page 5: How To Use The Manual

    If the PSR-740/640 does not function as expected or you have some problem with the sound or operation, consult this section before calling your Yamaha dealer or service center. Most common problems and their solutions are covered here in a very simple and easy-to-under- stand way.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Selecting a Multi Pad Bank ... 49 Turning Chord Match On/Off ... 49 Digital Effects Reverb ... 50 Chorus ... 52 DSP (PSR-640) ... 53 System Effects and Insertion Effects ... 54 Multi Effects (DSP1-3) (PSR-740) ... 54 Harmony/Echo ... 56 Master EQ (PSR-740) ... 59 Registration Memory Registering the Panel Settings ...
  • Page 7 Modulation Wheel (PSR-740) ... 139 Appendix Voice List ... 140 PSR-740 Panel Voice List ... 140 PSR-640 Panel Voice List ... 143 PSR-740/640 XG Voice List ... 145 Drum Kit List ... 148 Style List ... 150 Multi Pad Bank List ... 151 About the Digital Effects (Reverb/Chorus/DSP) ...
  • Page 8: Important Features

    * The PSR-740 features 267 panel voices, 13 drum kits, and 480 XG voices * The PSR-640 features 223 panel voices, 12 drum kits, and 480 XG voices • With the R1, R2, and L voices, you can play two different voices in a layer, and even play two different voices with your right and left hands.
  • Page 9: Panel Logos

    Yamaha instruments and MIDI devices, including the Clavinova series. Style File Format The Style File Format — SFF — is Yamaha’s original style file format which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types.
  • Page 10: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Panel Controls and Terminals PSR-740 CLICK PSR-640 PHONES CLICK PSR-740/640 BACK NEXT ! 4 ! 5 # 6 # 7 SYNC STOP SYNC START ACMP ON/OFF FINGERING GROOVE ON/OFF ON/OFF COUNT MAIN/AUTO FILL SIMPLE START/STOP INTRO INTRO ENDING ENDING SONG...
  • Page 11: Top Panel Controls

    INPUT VOLUME control (PSR-740) ... 82 RECORD button ... 17, 25, 92, 106, 110 DSP ... 50 DSP1, DSP2, DSP3 buttons (PSR-740) DSP button (PSR-640) FAST/SLOW button MASTER EQ button (PSR-740) ... 50 HARMONY/ECHO button ... 50 TOUCH button ... 136 SUSTAIN button ...
  • Page 12: Setting Up

    The sustain function lets you produce a natural sustain as you play by pressing a footswitch. Plug an optional Yamaha FC4 or FC5 footswitch into this jack and use it to switch sustain on and off. The footswitch connected to this jack can also be set to replicate the functions of some panel buttons, doing things like starting and stopping accompaniment (page 137).
  • Page 13: Audio Equipment Connections

    Failure to observe these cautions may result in electric shock or equipment damage. • The Yamaha MZ106s microphone is recommended for use with the PSR-740. • The level of the microphone sound may vary considerably according to the type of microphone used.
  • Page 14: Connecting External Midi Devices

    Setting Up Connecting external MIDI devices For more information on using MIDI, refer to page 123. Music stand The PSR-740/640 is supplied with a music stand that can be attached to the instru- ment by inserting it into the slot at the rear of the control panel.
  • Page 15: Demo Song Playback

    Demo Song Playback Once you’ve set up your PSR-740/640, try listening to the pre-programmed demonstration songs. A total of 10 demo songs (8 demo songs for PSR-640) are provided. Turn the power ON by pressing the [STANDBY/ON] switch. Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch again to turn the power OFF.
  • Page 16: Panel Display Indications

    Panel Display Indications The PSR-740/640 features a large multi-function display that shows all important settings for the instru- ment. The section below briefly explains the various icons and indications in the display. q Menu/message display w Chord u Song tracks / Accompaniment tracks q Menu/message display This shows the menu for each function of the PSR-740/ 640.
  • Page 17: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation This section introduces you to the basic operations common to the various functions of the PSR-740/640. In particular, you’ll learn how to use the menu/message display at the center of the front panel. • Calling up the Operation Displays ... page 17 •...
  • Page 18: Help - How To Read The Help/Operation Guide

    Basic Operation Help — How to Read the Help/Operation Guide Depending on the selected function or operation, the PSR-740/640 shows a variety of displays and indications. Included in these are “help” messages that guide you through the various operations. There are two types of messages as shown below. Help Pressing and holding the [HELP/DIRECT ACCESS] button shows a “balloon”...
  • Page 19: Menu Selection

    Menu Selection For certain operations on the PSR-740/640 (such as selecting voices, demo songs and styles), you’ll need to select different menus in the display. For example, the display below (for selecting the function) appears when you press the [FUNCTION] button. In this case you can select the desired function by turning the data dial or move the cursor by pressing the [+/YES]/[-/NO] buttons.
  • Page 20: Changing (Editing) Values

    Basic Operation Changing (Editing) Values This section shows you how to set numeric values on the PSR-740/640, such as voice number, song/style number and various parameters. Input the values by using the number buttons [1]-[0] or the [+/YES]/[-/NO] buttons. Rotating the data dial to the right (clockwise) increases the value, while rotating it to the...
  • Page 21: Naming

    Naming The allows you to create your own original data such as songs, styles and registration memory settings. You can also freely name the data as desired. The following data types can be named. • Disk files (User songs, etc) ... pages 69, 73, 74, 104 •...
  • Page 22: Function Tree

    Function Tree Button DEMO/LANGUAGE DEMO ... Demo song selection ... 15 LANGUAGE ... Language of the Help selection ... 18 VOICE R1 VOICE RIGHT1 ... Voice R1 selection ... 26 VOICE GROUP RIGHT1 ... Voice group R1 selection ... 26 TYPE ...
  • Page 23 CHORUS DEPTH VOCAL HARMONY .. Chorus depth setting of vocal harmony part (PSR-740) ... 91 DSP DEPTH R1/R2/L ... DSP depth setting of voice R1/R2/L (PSR-640) ... 91 DSP DEPTH STYLE ... DSP depth setting of accompaniment track (PSR-640) ... 91 DSP DEPTH SONG ...
  • Page 24: Direct Access Chart

    [DSP2] PSR-740 [DSP3] PSR-740 VOCAL HARMONY [DSP4] PSR-740 VOCAL HARMONY [ON/OFF] MULTI PAD [STOP] MULTI PAD [1]-[4] REGISTRATION MEMORY [1]-[4] REGISTRATION MEMORY [MEMORY] PSR-640 [DSP] [HARMONY/ECHO] PSR-740 [MASTER EQ] [TEMPO/TAP] [VOICE L] [VOICE R1] [VOICE R2] [ACMP ON/OFF] [TOUCH] Footswitch...
  • Page 25: Mode

    Mode Depending on the panel operation used, the PSR-740/640 has several fundamentally different conditions (or methods of operation). Each of these conditions is called a mode. This section explains the main modes of the instrument. Style Mode Select this mode by pressing the [STYLE] button. (This is the default mode when the power is turned on.) The Style mode is used for playing the full keyboard normally, and when using the auto accompaniment.
  • Page 26: Playing Voices

    Playing Voices The PSR-740/640 has a huge selection of various musical instrument voices which you can play. Try out the different voices referring to the voice list at the end of this manual (page 140). Select and play the voices of different musical instruments •...
  • Page 27: Playing Two Voices (R1, R2) Simultaneously

    Playing Two Voices (R1, R2) Simultaneously Press the [PART ON/OFF VOICE R2] button. VOICE L VOICE R1 PART ON/OFF Play the voices. Two different voices are sounded simultaneously in a layer. Voice R1 (RIGHT 1) is the first voice of the layer and is meant to be played with the right hand.
  • Page 28: Playing Different Voices With The Left And Right Hands

    Playing Voices Playing Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands Press the [PART ON/OFF VOICE L] button. PART ON/OFF Play the voices. The notes you play with your right and left hands sound two different voices. Voice L Voice R1 (RIGHT 1) is meant to be played with the right hand. Voice L (LEFT) is played with the left hand.
  • Page 29: Functions Of The Keyboard

    Split Point The point on the keyboard that separates voice L and voice R1/R2 is called the “split point”. The split point is set to F#2/G2 at the factory setting, however you can set this to any key you wish. Refer to page 135 for instructions on setting the split point. Split Point (F#2/G2) Voice L Functions of the Keyboard...
  • Page 30: Transpose

    Playing Voices Transpose This function allows the overall pitch of the PSR-740/640 to be transposed up or down by a maximum of one octave in semitone increments. Press the [TRANSPOSE] button. Set the transposition. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 31: Sustain

    Sustain When the Sustain features is ON, all notes played on the keyboard have a longer sustain. Press the [SUSTAIN] button to turn the SUSTAIN effect ON or OFF. Keyboard Percussion Press the [VOICE R1] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the “VOICE GROUP” selection screen.
  • Page 32: Organ Flutes (Psr-740)

    Organ Flutes The Organ Flutes function lets you create your own original organ voices, just as on a traditional organ, by increasing and decreasing the flute footages, and adding percussive sounds. Your original organ voice is stored to voice number 761 (Organ Flutes) for selecting and playing. Parameters Organ Type This determines the type of organ sound or tone generation to be simulated:...
  • Page 33: Organ Flutes Editing

    Organ Flutes Editing Press the [VOICE R1] button. Press the [ORGAN FLUTES] button. Adjust the parameters as described above. 1) Press one of the [TRACK1]-[TRACK16] buttons to select the desired parameter. For details about each parameter, refer to page 32. TRACK [1] ...
  • Page 34: Auto Accompaniment

    Auto Accompaniment The auto accompaniment feature puts a full backing band at your fingertips. To use it, all you have to do is play the chords with your left hand as you perform and the selected accompaniment style matching your music will automatically play along, instantly following the chords you play. With auto accompani- ment, even a solo performer can enjoy playing with the backing of an entire band or orchestra.
  • Page 35: Using Auto Accompaniment (All Tracks)

    Using Auto Accompaniment (all tracks) Press the [STYLE] button (page 34). Select a style (page 34). Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0]. Refer to the Style List (page 150). Turn AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT on. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] so that its indicator lights.
  • Page 36: Accompaniment Sections

    PSR-740 COUNT INTRO INTRO PSR-640 INTRO INTRO Section This is used for the beginning of the song. When the intro finishes playing, accompani- ment shifts to the main section. The length of the intro (in measures) differs depending on the selected style. The PSR- 740 also features two intros: INTRO and COUNT INTRO.
  • Page 37 Press the [MAIN A] button. COUNT INTRO INTRO Press the [INTRO] button. COUNT INTRO INTRO As soon as you play a chord with your left hand, the auto accompaniment starts. For this example, play a C major chord (as shown below). For information on how to enter chords, see “Chord Fingerings”...
  • Page 38: Tempo/Tap

    Auto Accompaniment Tempo/Tap Each style of the PSR-740/640 has been programmed with a default or standard tempo; however, this can be changed by using the [TEMPO/TAP] button. The following steps can be used even during playback. Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button. Change the tempo.
  • Page 39: Accompaniment Track Muting

    Accompaniment Track Muting The PSR-740/640 has eight accompaniment tracks — RHYTHM SUB, RHYTHM MAIN, BASS, CHORD 1, CHORD 2, PAD, PHRASE 1, and PHRASE 2 — that you can control to modify the “orchestration” and therefore the overall sound of the accompaniment. When a style is selected, the icons corresponding to the tracks which contain data for any section of that style will light.
  • Page 40: Chord Fingerings

    Auto Accompaniment Chord Fingerings The way in which chords are played or indicated with your left hand (in the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard) is referred to as “fingering.” There are 5 types of fingerings as described below. • Multi Finger •...
  • Page 41 Example for “C” chords Csus Caug CM aug (#11) (13) Chord Name/[Abbreviation] Major [M] Add ninth [(9)] Sixth [6] Sixth ninth [6(9)] Major seventh [M7] Major seventh ninth [M7(9)] Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7(#11)] Flatted fifth [(b5)] Major seventh flatted fifth [M7b5] Suspended fourth [sus4] Augmented [aug] Major seventh augmented [M7aug]...
  • Page 42: Accompaniment Split Point

    Auto Accompaniment The FINGERED 2 mode This is essentially the same as the FINGERED 1 mode, described above, except that the FINGERED 2 mode additionally allows you to specify the lowest note of each chord — simply, the lowest note played in the AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT section of the keyboard is used as the accompaniment bass note.
  • Page 43: Synchro Stop

    Synchro Stop When the Synchro Stop function is engaged, accompaniment playback will stop completely when all keys in the auto-accompaniment section of the keyboard are released. Accompaniment playback will start again as soon as a chord is played. The BEAT indicators in the display will flash while the accompaniment is stopped. Press the [STYLE] button (page 34).
  • Page 44: One Touch Setting

    Auto Accompaniment One Touch Setting One Touch Setting is a powerful and convenient function that lets you instantly reconfigure virtually all auto-accompaniment-related panel settings with the touch of a single button. Press the round One Touch Setting button to call up the One Touch Setting function.
  • Page 45: Groove (Psr-740)

    Groove (PSR-740) The Groove and Dynamics function on the PSR-740 lets you temporarily change the “feel” of the accom- paniment. Specifically, it allows you to alter the timing, velocity and gate time of notes during playback of any of the accompaniment styles. Groove This lets you play the music with some swing or change the “feel”...
  • Page 46: Editing The Groove And Dynamics Effect

    Groove (PSR-740) Editing the Groove and Dynamics Effect When you select a style and turn the [GROOVE ON/OFF] button on, the most suitable Groove and Dynamics settings for that style are automatically called up. In this way, simply turning the Groove function on lets you produce a variety of rhythm “feels”;...
  • Page 47 Groove Type List 16 TO 8 16 TO 12 12 TO 8 12 TO 16A 12 TO 16B 24 TO 8 24 TO 16 24 TO 12 THRU Groove (PSR-740) Dynamics Type List 8BEAT ON 8BEAT OFF 16BEAT ON 16BEAT OFF 2nd BEAT OFF DANCE DISCO...
  • Page 48: The Multi Pads

    The Multi Pads The PSR-740/640 Multi Pads can be used to play a number of short pre-recorded rhythmic and melodic sequences that can be used to add impact and variety to your keyboard performances. You can also record your own Multi Pad phrases as described in “Multi Pad Recording” on page 106. Some pad phrases simply play back as programmed, while others are “chord match”...
  • Page 49: Selecting A Multi Pad Bank

    Selecting a Multi Pad Bank Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “Multi Pad.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Multi Pad BANK screen. BACK NEXT Select a Bank. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 50: Digital Effects

    (page 82). A total of 74 different DSP types are available. PSR-640 : The PSR-640 features one DSP system, which can be turned on or off by a panel button (page 53). A total of 74 different DSP types are available.
  • Page 51 Select “Digital Effect.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Digital Effect screen. Select “Reverb.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Select a reverb type.
  • Page 52: Chorus

    Digital Effects Chorus Selecting a Chorus Type Use the same operation as in “Reverb” (page 50). Select “Chorus.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Select a chorus type. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Refer to the Chorus Type List (page 154).
  • Page 53: Dsp (Psr-640)

    (PSR-640) Applying the DSP effect Press the [DSP] button. The effect will be applied when you play the R1, R2 and L voices from the keyboard. In addition, when the [FAST/SLOW] button is pressed, the indicator lights up indicating that the variation of the DSP effect is selected.
  • Page 54: System Effects And Insertion Effects

    Press the [MULTI EFFECT] button. Reverb System Effect All types function as system effects. Chorus All types function as system effects. DSP (PSR-640) RETURN Depending on the selected type, this functions either Amplifier as a system effect or an insertion effect. DSP1-3 (PSR-740) All types function as insertion effects Refer to “About Digital Effects”...
  • Page 55 Specify the multi effect connection. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. There are six types as shown below. RIGHT1 RIGHT2 DSP1mDSP2mDSP3 DSP1mDSP2 DSP3 DSP1mDSP2 DSP1 DSP2 DSP1 DSP2mDSP3 DSP1 Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Select the desired multi effect system.
  • Page 56: Harmony/Echo

    Digital Effects Harmony/Echo Selecting a Harmony/Echo type Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “Digital Effect.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Digital Effect screen. Select “Harmony/Echo.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button.
  • Page 57 Play some notes in the right- hand range of the keyboard. When a Harmony type (Duet through Strum) is selected This type automatically add one or more harmony notes to a single-note melody played in the right hand. When an Echo type is selected An echo effect is applied to the note played on the keyboard at the currently set tempo.
  • Page 58 Digital Effects Change the voice for the Harmony/Echo effect This allows you to select the voice which is used for the harmony or echo effect. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “Digital Effect.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Digital Effect screen.
  • Page 59: Master Eq (Psr-740)

    Master EQ (PSR-740) Usually an equalizer is used to correct the sound output from amps or speakers to match the special character of the room. The sound is divided into several frequency bands, then by raising or lowering the level for each band, the correction is made. Adjusting the sound you play according to the genre—classical music being more refined, pops music more crisp, and rock music more dynamic—can also serve to draw out the special characteristics of the music and make your performance more enjoy-...
  • Page 60 Digital Effects Applying the equalizer Press the [MASTER EQ] button. This applies the equalizer effect to the entire sound of the instrument. Listen to the difference in the sound by playing back the auto accompaniment, demo, and songs. To cancel the equalizer effect, press the [MASTER EQ] button again.
  • Page 61 Setting the Gain Use the same operation as in “Reverb” (page 50). Select “EQ Gain.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Adjust the gain of each band. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 62: Registration Memory

    • Parameter Edit setting (VOICE R1, R2, L) ... page 91 • Touch Sensitivity ... page 136 • DSP on/off, FAST/SLOW on/off, DSP Type and Return Level (PSR-640) ... page 53 • HARMONY/ECHO on/off, type, volume, part ... page 56 •...
  • Page 63: Registering The Panel Settings

    Registering the Panel Settings Set up the panel controls as required. Press the round Registration Memory button to call up the Registration Memory function. MEMORY While holding the [MEMORY] button, press one of the REGIS- TRATION MEMORY buttons: [1] through [4]. MEMORY REGISTRATION MEMORY In this example, the panel settings are memorized to button number 1.
  • Page 64: Selecting A Registration Bank

    Registration Memory Selecting a Registration Bank Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “Regist Memory.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Regist Memory BANK screen. BACK NEXT Select a bank. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 65: Disk Operations

    GM standard that allows for much higher sound quality. You can play back song files collected on these disks using the voices defined in Yamaha’s DOC format. The PSR-740/640 is compatible with style data contained on the included sample disk, as well as commercially available disk styles in the following format, indicated by the corresponding logo (page 9): You can load and play with the style files collected on these disks.
  • Page 66: Using The Floppy Disk Drive (Fdd) And Floppy Disks

    Yamaha recommends that you use a commercially- available dry-type head cleaning disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask your Yamaha dealer about the availability of proper head-cleaning disks. Never insert anything but floppy disks into the disk drive.
  • Page 67: Sample Disk

    Sample Disk Disk song playback Insert the sample disk into the disk drive. Select the desired song. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0]. Press the [START/STOP] button to start the song. COUNT START/STOP INTRO...
  • Page 68: Format

    Disk Operations Format Setting up commercially available floppy disks for use with PSR-740/640 is called formatting. This function is useful for quickly deleting unnecessary files from an already formatted disk. Be careful when using this operation, since it automatically deletes all data on the disk.
  • Page 69 Select the file type. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Refer to the file type list below: Save all User Style (161-163), User Pad (bank 37-40), and Registration Memory (bank 01-32) and all setup data into one single file. Style + Reg.
  • Page 70: Load

    Disk Operations Load After saving User style (161-163), User pad (banks 37-40), and Registration Memory (bank 01-32) data to a floppy disk, you can reload them into the PSR-740/640. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Press the [LOAD] button. DISK LOAD SAVE...
  • Page 71 Press the [NEXT] button. Select the data to be loaded. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. When “All” is selected, go to step #10 skipping over steps #8 and #9. Press the [NEXT] button to display the LOAD TO screen. Select the destination.
  • Page 72: Song Copy

    Disk Operations Song Copy This operation allows you to make backup copies of your important data. Primarily, this will come in handy when you are recording and editing song data. For example, if you are quantizing the track of a song (page 100) — which makes permanent changes to the track —...
  • Page 73 Select the source song file. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the NAME screen. BACK NEXT Enter the destination song file name directly from the key- board (page 21). Press the [NEXT] button to display the Copy operation screen.
  • Page 74 Disk Operations Copying data to another location on the same disk Use the same operation as in “Copying data from one floppy disk to another” (page 72). Select “SAME.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the FILE selection screen.
  • Page 75: Delete

    Delete You can delete individual files (User songs, User styles, User pads, or Registration Memory) from the floppy disk. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Press the [UTILITY] button. DISK LOAD SAVE UTILITY DISK IN USE Select “Delete.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button.
  • Page 76: Disk Song Playback

    GM standardthat allows for much higher sound quality. You can play back song files collected on these disks using the voices defined in Yamaha’s DOC format. Disk songs can be played back in five different ways: ... page 77 • SINGLE •...
  • Page 77 Select “Play Mode.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song Play Mode screen. BACK NEXT Select the desired Play mode. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. SINGLE ...
  • Page 78: Song Track Muting

    Disk Song Playback Song Track Muting Press the [START/STOP] button to start the song. Press one of the TRACK buttons below the display. The [M] icon will appear from the display. Also, the selected track will be turned off and the part will be muted. Pressing the same track button again enables output of the playback sound.
  • Page 79: Playing From A Specified Measure

    Playing from a Specified Measure Press the [SONG] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song UTILITY screen. Select “Start Measure.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song Start Measure screen.
  • Page 80: Repeat Play

    Disk Song Playback Repeat Play Press the [SONG] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song UTILITY screen. Select “A-B Repeat.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] to display the A-B Repeat screen. BACK NEXT Press the [START/STOP] button to start the song.
  • Page 81: Song Transpose

    Song Transpose Press the [SONG] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song UTILITY screen. Select “Song Transpose.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Song Transpose screen. BACK NEXT Set the Transpose value.
  • Page 82: Vocal Harmony

    Vocal Harmony This extraordinarily powerful feature uses advanced voice-processing technology to automatically pro- duce vocal harmony based on a single lead vocal. Four distinct harmony modes as well as an extensive selection of preset harmony types are provided. In addition to straightforward harmony, the PSR-740 also lets you change the apparent gender of the harmony and/or lead vocal sound.
  • Page 83: Using The Vocal Harmony Effect

    Using the Vocal Harmony effect Connect a microphone to the MIC/LINE IN jack of the PSR-740 (page 13). Press the VOCAL HARMONY [ON/OFF] button to turn the Vocal Harmony effect on. ON/OFF Sing into the microphone. Play the keyboard while singing into the microphone. The Vocal Harmony effect can be controlled by the chords you play.
  • Page 84: Changing The Harmony Settings

    Vocal Harmony (PSR-740) Changing the harmony settings The Vocal Harmony effect has a variety settings that let you determine the character of the harmony and how the harmony is controlled. These settings can be called up by turning on the VOCAL HARMONY [ON/OFF] button. Follow the instructions below to change the settings.
  • Page 85 About the parameters Vocal Harmony Type A total of 50 Vocal Harmony types are available, letting you select from a wide range of harmony effects that can be applied to your voice. For details, see the Vocal Harmony Type List on page 158. Lead Gender Type This determines the vocal character (or gender) of the harmony effect, selectable from the following types:...
  • Page 86: Talk Setting

    Vocal Harmony (PSR-740) Talk Setting To call up the Talk Settings, turn on the VOCAL HARMONY [TALK] button. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “Talk Setting.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Adjust the Talk volume. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 87 About the parameters Talk Volume ... This determines the volume or level of your voice from the microphone over a range of 0 - 127. Total Volume ... This determines the volume or level of the PSR-740 (not including the microphone input) over a range of -20 dB - 0 DSP 4 Type ...
  • Page 88: Part Settings

    Part Settings In addition to the keyboard-played voices, the PSR-740/640 features many different instrumental “parts,” including those contained in the auto accompaniment, song playback, and vocal harmony. Style mode Keyboard Auto Accompaniment Vocal Harmony (PSR-740) Use the following functions to change the settings for each part: Voice Change ...
  • Page 89: Voice Change

    R2/L. Therefore the DSP depth for voice R2/L cannot be changed. Also, the DSP depth for voice R1 cannot be altered depending on the selected Insertion Effect type (PSR-640 only). • Save any part settings you want to keep to the PSR-740/640 Registration Memory (page 62).
  • Page 90: Mixer

    Part Settings Mixer Press the [MIXER] button. The MIXER indicator flashes. Adjust the volume from the corresponding display. There are three basic Mixer displays: one for the voices, one for the accompani- ment or song tracks, and one for vocal harmony. The illustrations below show how to select the various displays.
  • Page 91: Parameter Edit

    [BACK] button [BACK] button [BACK] button [NEXT] button [NEXT] button [NEXT] button [NEXT] button (PSR-640 only) Part Settings • Minus settings for the Octave and Pan parameters can be directly entered by pressing the appropriate number button while holding the...
  • Page 92: Song Recording

    • Reverb type and settings ... page 50 • Chorus type and settings ... page 52 • DSP (including FAST/SLOW) on/off and type (PSR-640) ... page 53 • DSP1~3 (including FAST/SLOW) on/off and type (PSR-740) ... page 54 • Harmony/Echo on/off and type ... page 56 •...
  • Page 93 User Song Tracks The tracks which can be recorded to the User songs are organized as shown in the chart below. Track Other Parts that can be set VOICE R1, R2, L, Accompaniment Style track, Vocal Harmony VOICE R1, R2, L, Accompaniment Style track, Vocal Harmony VOICE R1, R2, L, Accompaniment Style track, Vocal Harmony VOICE R1, R2, L, Accompaniment Style track, Vocal Harmony VOICE R1, R2, L, Accompaniment Style track, Vocal Harmony...
  • Page 94: Quick Recording

    Song Recording Quick Recording Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Press the [RECORD] button to engage the Record mode. Select “Song.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. Press the [NEXT] button again. Select “Quick.”...
  • Page 95 Press the [NEXT] button to display the RECORD ready screen. The beat indicator dots will flash at the currently set tempo, indicating that the record ready (Synchro Start) mode is engaged. Start recording. • If you’ve selected [MELODY] or [MELODY + ACMP] in step #8 above, recording starts as soon as you play a key.
  • Page 96: Multi Track Recording

    Song Recording Multi Track Recording Use the same operation as in “Quick Recording” (page 94). Press the [NEXT] button to display the FILE selection screen. Press the [NEXT] button. Select “Multi Track.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button three times to display the PART setting screen.
  • Page 97 Press the [NEXT] button to display the Rehearsal screen. Voices and styles can be set from this display. After completing the desired settings, press the [EXIT] button to return to this display. Press the [NEXT] button to display the RECORD Ready screen.
  • Page 98: Re-Recording - Punch In/Out And Start Measure

    Song Recording Re-recording — Punch In/Out and Start Measure This section shows you how to re-record a specific section of a already-recorded song. In the eight-measure example below, the third measures through the fifth measure are re-recorded. Before re-recording Recording start (Punch In) After re-recording Previously...
  • Page 99 Press the [NEXT] button to display the PUNCH IN/OUT screen. Select “ON.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the PUNCH IN/OUT mea- sure screen. Set the punch-in measure and the punch-out measure. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 100: Quantize

    Song Recording Quantize Quantize lets you “clean up” or “tighten” the timing of a previously recorded track. For example, the following musical passage has been written with exact quarter-note and eighth-note values. Even though you think you may have recorded the passage accurately, your actual performance may be slightly ahead of or behind the beat (or both!).
  • Page 101 Press the [NEXT] button. Select the Quantize size (resolution). Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Set the Quantize value to correspond to the smallest notes in the track you are working with. For example, if the data was recorded with both quarter notes and eighth notes, use 1/8 for the quantize value.
  • Page 102: Editing Setup Data

    Song Recording Editing Setup Data This function lets you make changes to various voice-related parameters (setup data) for each track of a recorded song. The following parameters can be edited: Voice ... Assigns a voice number to the specified track. Volume ...
  • Page 103 Edit the setup data. Press the [NEXT] and [BACK] buttons to switch among the displays (as shown below). • Select a track by pressing one of the [TRACK1]-[TRACK16] buttons. • Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button, or the [-/NO] button to change the desired values in each display.
  • Page 104: Naming User Songs

    Song Recording Naming User Songs Use the same operation as in “Re-recording” (page 98). Select the file (song) for which you wish to change the name. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. Select “Edit.”...
  • Page 105: Clearing User Song Data

    Clearing User Song Data Use the same operation as in “Re-recording” (page 98). Select the song file to be cleared. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the MODE selection screen.
  • Page 106: Multi Pad Recording

    Multi Pad Recording In addition to the preset Multi Pad sets, the PSR-740/640 has 16 user-recordable sets that you can use to store your own creations. These original User Multi Pads can be played and used in the same way as the presets.
  • Page 107 Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Select “Record.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. Select a Pad number to record. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the Rehearsal screen.
  • Page 108: Chord Match

    Multi Pad Recording Chord Match Use the same operation as in “Multi Pad Recording” above. Select “Edit.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button. Select “Chord Match.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button.
  • Page 109: Clearing User Pad Data

    Enter the desired name for the file. Use the keyboard to enter the name (page 21). Up to 12 letters or characters can be used. Press the [RECORD] button to exit from the Record mode. Clearing User Pad Data Use the same operation as in “Chord Match” above. Select “Clear.”...
  • Page 110: Style Recording

    RHYTHM MAIN CHORD2 On the PSR-740, a total of 96 tracks (12 sections x 8 tracks) can be recorded to a one track; on the PSR-640, a total of 80 tracks (10 sections x 8 tracks) can be recorded to one track.
  • Page 111 (page 115). Style File (Auto Accompaniment) Format The Style File Format (SFF) combines all of Yamaha’s auto accompaniment know- how into a single unified format. By using the User style function, you can take advantage of the power of the SFF format and freely create your own User styles.
  • Page 112: Style Recording - Rhythm Track

    Style Recording Style Recording — Rhythm Track With this operation you can create your own original rhythm patterns by editing existing rhythm track (percussion) data from a preset style. Press the [RECORD] button to engage the Record mode. Select “Style.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button.
  • Page 113 Select a Rhythm track to be recorded. Select “RHYTHM MAIN” or “RHYTHM SUB” with the data dial, the [+YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the RECORD ready screen. Select one of the Drum Kits. Select the desired kit by pressing the [VOICE R1] button (page 26).
  • Page 114: Style Recording - Bass/Phrase/Pad/Chord Tracks

    Style Recording Exiting from the Style Record mode To leave the style recording mode, follow the instructions in the chart below. Press the [+/YES] button to exit from the Style Record mode after storing the performance data to Internal Memory. Style Recording —...
  • Page 115 Clear the data of the selected track. Press the [+/YES] button to clear the data. To abort the Clear operation, press the [-/NO] button. Select a voice for the track to be recorded. Select the desired voice by pressing the [VOICE R1] button (page 26). To return to the previous display, press the [EXIT] button.
  • Page 116: Quantize

    Style Recording Quantize Quantize lets you “clean up” or “tighten” the timing of a previously recorded track. For example, the following musical passage has been written with exact quarter-note and eighth-note values. Even though you think you may have recorded the passage accurately, your actual performance may be slightly ahead of or behind the beat (or both!).
  • Page 117 Press the [NEXT] button. Select the Quantize size (resolution). Use the data dial, the [-/NO] button or the [+/YES] button. Set the Quantize value to correspond to the smallest notes in the track you are working with. For example, if the data was recorded with quarter notes and eighth notes, use 1/8 for the quantize value.
  • Page 118: Naming User Styles

    Style Recording Naming User Styles Use the same operation as in “Quantize” (page 116). Select “Name.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the NAME screen. Enter the desired name for the style. Use the keyboard to enter the name (page 21).
  • Page 119: Ctab Parameters

    Press the [NEXT] button to display the Clear operation screen. Execute the Clear operation. Press the [+/YES] button to execute the Clear operation. To abort the Clear operation, press the [-/NO] button. Press the [RECORD] button to exit from the Record mode. For information on leaving the recording mode, see page 114.
  • Page 120 Style Recording Setting the CTAB parameters Use the same operation as in “Quantize” (page 116). Select “CTAB Edit.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the SECTION selection screen. Select the desired section for setting the CTAB parameters. Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button.
  • Page 121 • For SOURCE CHORD (source chord/type), selected in step #14 above: Set by using the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. • Set the chord root. [BACK] button • Set the chord type. Repeat steps #14-#16 as needed. Press the [BACK] button to return back to step #14.
  • Page 122: Midi Functions

    MIDI Functions In the rear panel of your PSR-740/640, there are MIDI terminals (MIDI IN, MIDI OUT), a TO HOST terminal, and a HOST SELECT switch. By using the MIDI functions you can expand your musical possi- bilities. This section explains what MIDI is, and what it can do, as well as how you can use MIDI on your PSR-740/640.
  • Page 123 Multi Pads is MIDI data. • 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 included disk contains the Yamaha MIDI driver.
  • Page 124: What You Can Do With Midi

    MIDI Functions The PSR-740/640 is an electronic musical instrument which is capable of transmitting and receiving over sixteen channels. Imagine that there are sixteen separate pipes in the connected MIDI cable. When transmitting MIDI data from the PSR-740/640 to an external device, MIDI data is sent through the assigned pipe (or MIDI channel) and transmitted to the external device.
  • Page 125: Midi Data Compatibility

    • The 740/640 is capable of displaying lyrics when an XF file containing lyric data is played. Style File The Style File Format — SFF — is Yamaha’s original style file format which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types.
  • Page 126: Connecting To A Personal Computer

    MIDI Functions Connecting to a Personal Computer You can enjoy using personal computer music software when you connect your PSR- 740/640’s TO HOST terminal or MIDI terminals to a personal computer. There are two ways to connect. • Connect using the PSR-740/640 MIDI terminals •...
  • Page 127 Connect using the TO HOST terminal Connect the serial port of the personal computer (RS-232C terminal or RS-422 termi- nal) to the TO HOST terminal of the PSR-740/640. For the connection cable, use the cable below (sold separately) that matches the personal computer type.
  • Page 128: Midi Template

    MIDI Functions MIDI Template The PSR-740/640 is capable of transmitting and receiving MIDI data over sixteen independent channels. For proper MIDI operation, it is necessary to determine which data is set to which channel. The MIDI Template function allows you to instantly configure all appropriate transmit/ receive settings with a single button press.
  • Page 129 Press the [NEXT] button. BACK NEXT Load the selected MIDI Template. Press the [+/YES] button to actually load the selected MIDI template settings. To abort the operation, press the [-/NO] button. MIDI Template List TX1 KEYBOARD OUT The transmit channels are set as follows: ch.
  • Page 130: Midi Transmit Setting

    MIDI Functions MIDI Transmit Setting The PSR-740/640 can simultaneously transmit data on all 16 MIDI channels. The Transmit Channel and Transmit Track functions determine what PSR-740/640 data is transmitted via which MIDI channels. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Select “MIDI.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the MIDI screen.
  • Page 131: Midi Receive Setting

    MIDI Receive Setting The PSR-740/640 can simultaneously receive data on all 16 MIDI channels, allowing it to function as a 16-channel multi-timbral tone generator. The Receive Channel and Receive Mode functions determine how each channel will respond to received MIDI data.
  • Page 132: Local Control

    MIDI Functions Local Control “Local Control” refers to the fact that, normally, the PSR-740/640 keyboard controls the internal tone generator, allowing the internal voices to be played directly from the key- board. This situation is “Local Control on” since the internal tone generator is controlled locally by its own keyboard.
  • Page 133: Initial Setup Send

    Press the [NEXT] button to display the MIDI screen. Select “Clock.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Press the [NEXT] button to display the CLOCK screen. Set the Clock to “INTERNAL” or “EXTERNAL.” Use the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Initial Setup Send Transmits all current panel settings to a second PSR-740/640 or a MIDI data storage device.
  • Page 134: Other Functions (Utility)

    Other Functions (Utility) This section of the manual covers some important functions of the PSR-740/640 that have not been explained in previous sections. These are all combined in the Utility menu of the “Function” section. • Metronome ... page 134 •...
  • Page 135: Part Octave

    Part Octave This determines the relative octave settings for the keyboard-played voices R1, R2 and • Select the part (R1, R2, L) by pressing one of the PART ON/OFF buttons (VOICE R1, VOICE R2, VOICE L). • Set the value with the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button. Master Tuning The Master Tuning function sets the overall pitch of the PSR-740/640.
  • Page 136: Touch Sensitivity

    • DSP on/off, type, return level and FAST/SLOW on/off • Harmony Type, Volume, Part • DSP1-3 dry/wet (PSR-740) • Multi Effect connection (PSR-740) * PSR-640 only • Turn Voice Set ON or OFF by using the data dial, the [+/YES] button or the [-/NO] button.
  • Page 137: Footswitch

    Footswitch Various functions can be assigned to the footswitch connected to the SUSTAIN jack. The polarity of the footswitch can also be changed. • Select the Functions to be controlled by the footswitch. • Set the polarity of the footswitch NORMAL or REVERSE. Functions controlled by the footswitch SUSTAIN When you press the foot switch,...
  • Page 138: Foot Volume

    Other Functions (Utility) Foot Volume Various functions can be assigned to the foot volume connected to the FOOT VOL. jack. The polarity of the foot controller can also be changed. • Select the Functions to be controlled by the foot volume. •...
  • Page 139: Pitch Bend Range

    Pitch Bend Range This determines the maximum pitch bend range for the PITCH BEND wheel. The range is from “0” to “12.” Each increment corresponds to one semitone. • Set the Pitch Bend Range with the data dial, the [+/YES] button, the [-/NO] button or the number buttons [1]-[0].
  • Page 140: Appendix

    The PSR-740/640 actually includes two voice sets: the “panel” voices and percussion kits, and the XG voices. The panel voices include 267 “pitched” voices (223 “pitched” voices for PSR-640) and 13 drum kits (12 drum kits for PSR-640), while the XG voice set includes 480 voices.
  • Page 141 Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Name Number Change Number VintageTremGuitr 60’sCleanGuitar Bass Finger Bass Acoustic Bass Upright Bass Aco.Bass&Cymbal Pick Bass Fretless Bass Jaco Bass Slap Bass Funk Bass Fusion Bass Synth Bass Analog Bass Touch Bass Snap Bass Click Bass Dance Bass Hi-Q Bass...
  • Page 142 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Number Change Number Synth Pad Percussion Voice Voice Name Number Stardust Blaster Analogon Adrenaline Vintage Lead Sun Bell Aero Lead Mini Lead Vinylead Warp Hi Bias Meta Wood Tiny Lead Sub Aqua Fargo Portatone Synchronize Impact...
  • Page 143: Panel Voice List

    [PSR-640] Panel Voice List Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Name Number Change Number Piano Aco.Grand Piano Bright Aco.Piano Honky Tonk Piano Rock Piano Midi Grand Piano CP 80 Harpsichord GrandHarpsichord E.Piano Galaxy El.Piano Polaris El.Piano SuitcaseEl.Piano SuperDX El.Piano DXModernEl.Piano Funk El.Piano...
  • Page 144 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Number Change Number Choir Trumpet Brass Saxophone Flute Synth Lead Voice Voice Name Number Banjo Choir Air Choir Gothic Vox Vocal Ensemble Vox Humana Sweet Trumpet Solo Trumpet Soft Trumpet Flugel Horn Muted Trumpet Trombone Mellow Trombone French Horn...
  • Page 145: Psr-740/640 Xg Voice List

    [PSR-740/640] XG Voice List Bank Select MIDI PSR-740 PSR-640 Program Voice Voice Voice Name LSB Change Number Number Number Aco.Grand Piano Grand Piano KSP MellowGrandPiano Piano Strings Dream Bright Aco.Piano Bright Piano KSP Elec.Grand Piano ElecGrndPianoKSP Detuned CP80 Layered CP 1...
  • Page 146 Voice List Bank Select MIDI PSR-740 PSR-640 Program Voice Voice Voice Name LSB Change Number Number Number Choral Analog Voice Orchestra Hit Orchestra Hit 2 Impact Trumpet Trumpet 2 Bright Trumpet Warm Trumpet Trombone Trombone 2 Tuba Tuba 2 Muted Trumpet...
  • Page 147 Bank Select MIDI PSR-740 PSR-640 Program Voice Voice Voice Name LSB Change Number Number Number 117 Melodic Tom 2 117 Real Tom 117 Rock Tom 118 Synth Drum 118 Analog Tom 118 Electronic Perc. 119 Reverse Cymbal 120 GuitarFretNoise 121 Breath Noise...
  • Page 148: Drum Kit List

    Drum Kit List • “<——” indicates that the drum kit is the same as “Standard Kit1”. • Each percussion voice uses one note. • The note numbers and note names printed on the keyboard are one octave higher than the MIDI note numbers and note names shown in the list.
  • Page 149 Bank MSB Bank LSB Prgram Number Note # Note Dance Kit <—— C#-1 <—— <—— D#-1 <—— <—— F#-1 <—— <—— G#-1 <—— <—— A#-1 <—— <—— <—— <—— <—— <—— Reverse Cymbal <—— Hi Q 2 AnSD Snappy <—— AnBD Dance-1 AnSD OpenRim AnBD Dance-2...
  • Page 150: Style List

    Style List Style Style Name Number 8BEAT 8Beat 1 8Beat 2 8Beat Adria 8Beat Pop 1 8Beat Pop 2 British Pop 8Beat Rock 8Beat Soft 8Beat 3 16BEAT 16Beat 1 16Beat 2 16Beat 3 16Beat 4 16Beat 5 Soft Fusion Hip Hop Pop 16Beat Funk Funky Pop...
  • Page 151: Multi Pad Bank List

    Multi Pad Bank List Bank name Chord Match Pad1 Pad2 Fanfare Crystal Gothic_V TechSyn1 TechSyn2 TechSyn3 TechSyn4 PianoSeq OrcheHit Traffic – – Chirp – – HorrorSE – – Noises – – WaterSE – – AnalogKit – – TechKit – – RockKit –...
  • Page 152: About The Digital Effects (Reverb/Chorus/Dsp)

    About the Digital Effects (Reverb/Chorus/DSP) PSR-740 Reverb (System effect) Reverb effect type/depth can be set by panel operation. When you select a different style, the appropriate reverb type will be selected accordingly. Chorus (System effect) Chorus effect type/depth can be set by panel operation. When you select a different style, the appropriate chorus type will be selected accordingly.
  • Page 153 When DSP type is selected as a System effect • Although not all the effect settings cannot be made by operating the PSR-640 panel manually, some of them may be accessible through MIDI. Refer to the MIDI data format for details.
  • Page 154: Reverb Type List (Psr-740/640)

    Chorus1-8 System Celeste1, 2 System Flanger1-5 System Symphonic1, 2 System Phaser System Ensemble Detune System No Effect — DSP Type List (PSR-640) DSPType System/Insertion Hall1-5 System Room1-7 System Stage1-4 System Plate1-3 System Delay Left - Center - System Right1, 2...
  • Page 155: Dsp Type List (Psr-740)

    DSP Type List (PSR-740) DSP Type System/Insertion Description Hall1-5 System Concert hall reverb. Room1-7 System Small room reverb. Stage1-4 System Reverb for solo instruments. Plate1-3 System Simulated steel plate reverb. Delay Left - Center - System Three independent delays, for the left, right and center stereo positions. Right1, 2 Delay Left - Right System...
  • Page 156: Dsp 1-4 Type List (Psr-740)

    About the Digital Effects (Reverb/Chorus/DSP) DSP 1-4 Type List (PSR-740) DSP Type System/Insertion Hall1-5 Insertion Room1-7 Insertion Stage1-4 Insertion Plate1-3 Insertion Delay Left - Center - Insertion Right1, 2 Delay Left - Right Insertion Echo Insertion Cross Delay Insertion Karaoke1-3 Insertion Chorus1-8 Insertion...
  • Page 157: Harmony/Echo Type List

    Harmony/Echo Type List Category Type Harmony Duet Country Trio Block 4Way Close1 4Way Close2 4Way Open Octave Strum Echo Echo 1/4 Echo 1/6 Echo 1/8 Echo 1/12 Tremolo Tremolo 1/8 Tremolo 1/12 Tremolo 1/16 Tremolo 1/32 Trill Trill 1/12 Trill 1/16 Trill 1/24 Trill 1/32 Description...
  • Page 158: Vocal Harmony Type List (Psr-740)

    Vocal Harmony Type List Standard Duet Girl In Duet Lisa & Tina Sing B+G Dream Girls Men Choir Women Choir Closed Choir Mixed Choir Country Men Country Girls Barber Shop Jazz Men Choir Jazz Women Choir Jazz Closed Choir Jazz Mixed Choir Diatonic Jazz Diatonic Girl A Cappella Boy...
  • Page 159: Data Backup & Initialization

    Data Backup & Initialization Data Backup Except for the data listed below, all PSR-740/640 panel settings are reset to their initial settings whenever the power is turned on. The data listed below are backed up — i.e. retained in memory — as long as an AC adaptor is connected. •...
  • Page 160: Alert Message List

    Alert Message List No file on disk! Insert another disk. Unformatted disk! Disk error! Disk write-protected! Disk file protected! Can’t copy or record this file. No disk! Insert a disk. Disk removed! Disk full! Cannot continue. Wrong disk! Reinsert the proper disk. Same name on disk! Change the file name.
  • Page 161 Data not found! User style full! Cannot quantize the preset data. Cannot operate during recording. Cannot set the MIDI function during disk operations, etc. Cannot turn harmony ON during Style/Pad recording. Cannot turn DSP ON during Style/Pad recording. Cannot enter the functions during Pad recording.
  • Page 162: Troubleshooting

    You are probably exceeding the maximum polyphony of the PSR-740/640 . The PSR-740 can play up to 64 notes (32 notes for PSR-640) at the same time — including voice R2, voice L, auto accompaniment, song, and multi pad notes. Notes exceeding this limit will not sound.
  • Page 163: Midi Data Format

    BnH,63H,01H,62H,08H,06H,mmH VIBRATO RATE DEPTH BnH,63H,01H,62H,09H,06H,mmH BnH,64H BnH,65H PITCH BEND SENS. BnH,65H,00H,64H,00H,06H,mmH <YAMAHA MIDI FORMAT> <UNIVERSAL> F0H 7EH...F7H <XG STANDARD> F0H 43H 1nH 4CH aaH aaH aaH ddH...ddH F7H F0H 43H 0nH 4CH bbH bbH aaH aaH aaH ddH...ddH ccH F7H...
  • Page 164 ALL NOTES OFF OMNI OFF OMNI ON MONO POLY PROGRAM CHANGE CHANNEL AFTER TOUCH PITCH BEND CHANGE SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE <YAMAHA MIDI FORMAT> <UNIVERSAL> UNIVERSAL REALTIME UNIVERSAL NON-REALTIME <XG STANDARD> XG PARAMETER CHANGE XG BULK DUMP PARAMETER REQUEST DUMP REQUEST...
  • Page 165 28H - 40H - 58H (-24 - 0 - +24 semitones) 7FH 7FH — — NULL Clears the current RPN number setting. Does not change the internal parameter settings. (3-4) NON-REGISTERED PARAMETER NUMBER (NRPN) (PSR-640 Receive only) STATUS 1011nnnn(BnH) n = 0 - 15 VOICE CHANNEL NUMBER NRPN LSB 01100010(62H)
  • Page 166 MIDI Data Format (3-6-1-2) TEMPO CONTROL binary hexadecimal 11110000 Exclusive status 01000011 YAMAHA ID 01111110 Style 00000000 0ttttttt Tempo4 0ttttttt Tempo3 0ttttttt Tempo2 0ttttttt Tempo1 11110111 End of Exclusive The internal clock will be set to the received Tempo value.
  • Page 167 (3-6-4) CLAVINOVA MIDI COMPLIANCE (3-6-4-1) DOC MULTI TIMBRE ON / OFF (Receive only) binary hexadecimal 11110000 Exclusive status 01000011 YAMAHA ID 01110011 Clavinova ID 00000001 Clavinova commmon ID 00010nnn N: 3(DOC Multi Timbre Off), 4(DOC Multi Timbre On) 11110111 End of Exclusive...
  • Page 168 MIDI Data Format < Table 1-1> Parmeter Basic Address Parameter Change Address (H) (M) (L) SYSTEM INFORMATION EFFECT 1 MULTI EQ EFFECT 2 SPECIAL EFFECT MULTI PART A/D PART DRUM <Table 1-2> MIDI Parameter Change table (SYSTEM) Address Size Data 0000 ..07FF 00..7F...
  • Page 169 Address Size Data Prameter Name 00..7F Variation Type MSB 00..7F Variation Type LSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 1 MSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 1 LSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 2 MSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 2 LSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 3 MSB 00..7F Vari. Param. 3 LSB 00..7F Vari.
  • Page 170 MIDI Data Format Address Size Data 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F 00..7F TOTAL SIZE 14 For effect types that do not require MSB, the Parameters for Address 02-0B will be received. Address 30-42 will not be received. For effect types that require MSB, the Parameters for Address 30-42 will be received.
  • Page 171 Address Size Data Prameter Name 28..58 MW Pitch Control 00..7F MW Filter Control 00..7F MW Amp. Control 00..7F MW LFO PMod Depth 00..7F MW LFO FMod Depth 00..7F MW LFO AMod Depth 28..58 Bend Pitch Control 00..7F Bend Filter Control 00..7F Bend Amp.
  • Page 172 [17]SYMPHONIC (PSR-740) NO EFFECT NO EFFECT [18]PHASER 1 (PSR-740) NO EFFECT NO EFFECT [19]ENSEMBLE DETUNE(PSR-740) NO EFFECT NO EFFECT VARIATION TYPE (0-63) (PSR-640) TYPE MSB TYPE LSB NO EFFECT [1]HALL1 [5]HALL2 [10]ROOM1 [11]ROOM2 [15]STAGE1 [16]STAGE2 [19]PLATE [21]DELAY L,C,R [22]DELAY L,R...
  • Page 173 VARIATION TYPE (0-63) (PSR-740) TYPE MSB TYPE LSB NO EFFECT [1]HALL1 [5]HALL2 [10]ROOM1 [11]ROOM2 [12]ROOM3 [15]STAGE1 [16]STAGE2 [19]PLATE [21]DELAY L,C,R [22]DELAY L,R [23]ECHO [24]CROSS DELAY [25]ER1 [26]ER2 [27]GATE REVERB [28]REVERS GATE NO EFFECT or THRU* NO EFFECT or THRU* [29]WHITE ROOM [30]TUNNEL [31]CANYON [32]BASEMENT...
  • Page 174 LPF Cutoff 0-52 table#3 34-60 table#3 Dry/Wet Liveness Density 1-127 High Damp 0-63 table#5 PSR-740 PSR-640 GATE REVERB, REVERSE GATE (variation block) 1-127 Parameter 1-10 1-127 Type Room Size Diffusion Initial Delay Feedback Level Value See Table Comment Control...
  • Page 175 Control COMP+DIST (variation block) table#1 Parameter Drive EQ Low Frequency EQ Low Gain table#3 PSR-740 LPF Cutoff table#3 PSR-640 Output Level EQ Mid Frequency table#3 EQ Mid Gain EQ Mid Width Dry/Wet table#3 PSR-740 only Edge(Clip Curve) PSR-740 only PSR-740 only...
  • Page 176 MIDI Data Format TOUCH WAH 1 (variation, insertion block), TOUCH WAH+DIST (variation block) Parameter Display Sensitive 0-127 Cutoff Frequency Offset 0-127 Resonance 1.0-12.0 EQ Low Frequency 32Hz-2.0kHz EQ Low Gain -12-+12dB EQ High Frequency 500Hz-16.0kHz EQ High Gain -12-+12dB Dry/Wet D63>W - D=W - D<W63 Drive 0-127(variation block)
  • Page 177 < Table 1-13 > Effect Data Value Assign Table Table#1 Table#4 LFO Frequency Reverb time Data Value Data Value Data Value Data Value Data Value 0.00 1.35 2.69 8.41 0.04 1.39 2.78 8.75 0.08 1.43 2.86 9.08 0.13 1.47 2.94 9.42 0.17 1.51...
  • Page 178: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart [Portable Keyboard] Model : PSR-740 Function... Basic Default Channel Changed Default Mode Messages Altered Note Number :True voice Velocity Note ON Note OFF After Key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bend 0,32 1,7,10,11 6,38 Control 64,66-67 Change 71-72,74 91,93-94 96-97 98-99 100-101...
  • Page 179 [Portable Keyboard] Model : PSR-640 Function... Transmitted Basic Default 1 - 16 Channel Changed 1 - 16 Default Mode Messages Altered ************** Note 0 - 127 Number :True voice ************** Velocity Note ON o 9nH,v=1-127 Note OFF x 9nH,v=0 After Key’s...
  • Page 180 MIDI Implementation Chart *1 The tracks for each channel can be selected on the panel. See page 130 for more information. *2 Incoming MIDI messages control the PSR-740/640 as 16 channel multi timbral tone generator when initially shipped (factory set). The MIDI messages don’t affect the panel controls including the Panel Voice selection since they are directly sent to the tone generator of the PSR-740/640.
  • Page 181: Index

    Index AC adaptor ... 12 Accompaniment ... 34 Accompaniment style ...34 Accompaniment track ...39 Accompaniment volume ... 39 ACMP ...35 Attack ...32 Auto Accompaniment ...34 Auto Accompaniment on/off ... 25, 35 Auto Accompaniment section ... 35, 36 Auto Fill ... 36 AUX OUT ...
  • Page 182 Index Language ...18 Left ... 29 Length ...32 Load ...70 Local Control ...132 Loop recording ...111 Lower ... 85, 130 Main ...36 Master EQ ... 59 Master Tuning ... 135 Master Volume ...15 Maximum Polyphony ...140 Measure ... 16, 79, 98 Menu ...
  • Page 183 Standard MIDI ... 125 STANDBY switch ... 15 Start Measure ... 79 START/STOP ... 25, 34, 77, 95, 97, 107, 113 Style ... 34, 112 Style File ...9, 65, 125 Style mode ... 25 Sustain ...31, 137, 138 SYNC START ... 25, 35 SYNC STOP ...
  • Page 184: Specifications

    • Chord Match Style Recording • User Styles : 3 (161 — 163) • Recording Tracks PSR-740 : 12 Sections x 8 tracks PSR-640 : 10 Sections x 8 tracks • Drum Cancel • Quantize • Naming • Clear • Ctab : MIDI •...
  • Page 185 Compliance with FCC This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations.
  • Page 186: Limited Warranty

    PSR SERIES OF PORTATONE ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS If during the first 90 days that immediately follows the purchase date, your new Yamaha product covered by this warranty is found to have a defect in material and/or workmanship, Yamaha and/or its authorized representative will repair such defect without charge for parts or labor.
  • Page 187 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 188 M.D.G., EMI Division, Yamaha Corporation © 1999 Yamaha Corporation V386510 909POCP3.3-03C0 Printed in Japan...

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