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Yamaha DG-Stomp Owner's Manual

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    Owner’s Manual...

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    Compli- ance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. CANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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    Please make sure that benches are stable and any optional fixtures (where appli- cable) are well secured BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. No other uses are recom- mended.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA DG-Stomp Gui- tar Preamplifier. To fully understand the functions and to obtain maxi- mum life of this device, please read this Owner’s Manual carefully before using. Also, after reading this manual, please keep it and the warranty in a safe place for future reference.

  • Page 5: Precautions

    • Do not apply excessive force to the switches, knobs and controls. • The DG-Stomp is a precision device. Handle it with care and avoid dropping or jarring it. • Operating temperatures will rise during use. Make sure the DG-Stomp is used in a well-ventilated are.

  • Page 6: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Top Panel Display & Main Section Display & Main Section q Up Button (UP) w Down Button (DOWN) Press to change the Patch Number by +1/-1. Hold to change the Group Number by +1/-1. Simulta- neously press the [UP] and [DOWN] buttons to switch between the USER Also, their flashing lamps are used to indicate the relationship between the patch data value and the...

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    Controls the sound level of each tone. !1 Output Level Control (OUTPUT) Controls the level of the signal delivered from the DG-Stomp’s output jacks (OUTPUT, PHONES) * The OUTPUT knob’s setting is not saved in the memory. !2 Speaker Simulator Button (SP. SIM) Switches the Speaker Simulator ON (lamp lit)/OFF (lamp off).

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    Nomenclature !5 Modulation Group Effect Buttons (CHORUS/FLANGER/PHASER/ROTARY/ TREMOLO) These buttons set the type of Modulation Effect to be used. The selected effect’s lamp will light. A secondary parameter for the effect can be set by turning the SPEED or DEPTH knob while holding the button of the currently selected effect.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    DG-Stomp. ( Also, DG-Stomp memory data saved to an external MIDI device can be returned to the DG-Stomp via this jack. ( page 25) #0 Digital Out Jack (DIGITAL OUT) Jack used for sending the output of the DG-Stomp as digital data.

  • Page 10: Connections

    Connections Before making any connections to any of the DG-Stomp’s INPUT and/or OUTPUT jacks, make sure that the power on the DG-Stomp and all other devices is turned OFF to prevent electrical shock or damage to the devices. Connecting the Power Use the supplied power adaptor (AC-10) to supply power to the DG-Stomp.

  • Page 11: Connecting Headphones

    Using the MIDI IN/OUT jacks allows the exchange of MIDI information between the DG-Stomp and an external MIDI Device. Data from the DG-Stomp can be stored in MIDI de- vices such as the YAMAHA MIDI Data Filer MDF3, etc. also, data from the external device can be loaded into the DG-Stomp.

  • Page 12: Using The Dg-stomp

    Using the DG-Stomp First, connect a guitar to the DG-Stomp and try some sounds. Produce Sound 1. Before connecting, turn off the power on the DG- Stomp and connect a guitar to the INPUT jack on the rear panel. When connecting a high impedance guitar set the switch to LOW ( ) when connecting a low impedance guitar.

  • Page 13: Try Changing The Settings

    Try switching the each of the effect blocks ON/OFF or try changing the effect. Also, try using the knobs for each of the effects to change the character of the effect. The DG-Stomp’s effects section is divided into the following 4 blocks, • Compressor (COMP) • Modulation (CHORUS/FLANGER/PHASER/ ROTARY/TREMOLO) •...

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    The speaker simulator is a special circuit that adds the live characteristics of a speaker to the tone out- put of the DG-Stomp. It is best used when you are listening through a pair of headphones or when con- nected directly via a line to a mixer or recorder.

  • Page 15: Try Selecting Another Patch

    ), it indicates that a patch in the USER AREA is selected. * When the DG-Stomp is shipped from the factory, the same patch data as found in the PRESET AREA is used in the USER AREA. Refer to the [Patch List] on the separate “Patch List”...

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    ” in the Utility 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI IN jack on the DG-Stomp to the MIDI OUT jack on an ex- ternal MIDI device. * Make sure to use a MIDI cable that conforms to the MIDI standard.

  • Page 17: Create And Store A Patch

    Using the DG-Stomp Convenient Functions Here are some convenient functions that you can use with the DG-Stomp. Use Foot Switches 1-3 to Switch Ef- fects ON/OFF You can set Foot Switch 1 to act as an ON/OFF...

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    Controlling the DG-Stomp from an Ex- ternal MIDI Device Using a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI IN jack on the DG-Stomp to the MIDI OUT jack on an external MIDI device lets you control DG-Stomp’s volume, tone and effect parameters (setting values) and use the device as a Wah pedal.

  • Page 19: Effect Functions And Parameters

    Effect Functions and Parameters Compressor Comp (Compressor) Controlling the input signal (peak) this effect keeps the maximum level constrained to the level set with the knob. • COMP knob Rotate the knob to the right to increase the depth of the compression. When set to “0.0”...

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    Effect Functions and Parameters • SPEED knob + [TREMOLO] Sets the phase difference between the left and right sounds. From 0 degrees to 360 degrees (0.0-10.0). Set to “5” the knob works like a ste- reo pan pot. • DEPTH knob + [TREMOLO] Sets the wave shape of the tremolo.

  • Page 21: External Control Settings

    Connecting an optional foot controller (expression pedal) such as the YAMAHA FC-7 to the EXP. PEDAL jack lets you control the volume and tone of the DG-Stomp and effect parameters (value settings). It is also possible to control these parameters with MIDI control changes.

  • Page 22: Tuner Mode

    Tuner Mode This mode is used for tuning your guitar. In the Tuner Mode, the DG-Stomp works as a chro- matic tuner. How to Enter the Tuner Mode To enter the Tuner Mode, use any one of the meth- ods described below.

  • Page 23: Utility Mode

    Utility Mode The Utility Mode is used for settings that cover the overall system of the DG-Stomp such as the foot switch, MIDI, external control, EXP. PEDAL jack, etc. About the Utility Mode Press the [UTILITY] button to enter the Utility Mode (the lamp lights).

  • Page 24: Midi Functions

    When a footswitch (1-3) is pressed to recall a patch a MIDI Program Change Number can be transmit- ted from the DG-Stomp’s MIDI OUT jack to a con- trol an external effector, etc. from the DG-Stomp. Assigns to the patch, a MIDI PRG No. that will be transmitted when the patch is recalled.

  • Page 25: External Control Settings

    When Bulk Out data is sent from the external de- vice, the DG-Stomp will receive the bulk data. * Use the DG-Stomp’s Play Mode to receive MIDI Bulk In data. When the MIDI Bulk In is carried out, the con- tents of the patches in the USER AREA will be rewritten.

  • Page 26: Exp Pedal Settings

    Maximun Value. * If the value is set to “ be ineffective. * The YAMAHA FC-7 foot controller is equipped with a “fortissimo” function that allows the foot pedal to be de- pressed beyond its average position. When your foot releases the fully depressed pedal, the pedal will naturally return to its average position.

  • Page 27: Wah Pedal Settings

    : The speaker simulator is always OFF Preamp Circuit ON/OFF Settings When the DG-Stomp’s preamp circuit is not used, it is possible to use the DG-Stomp as an effector or a MIDI foot controller. Press the [UTILITY] button then set the amp select switch to CLEAN1.

  • Page 28: Error Messages

    Backup battery power is depleted. SOLUTION: Continued use of the device will result in the loss of data. Return the device to the music dealer where you purchased it or, the nearest Yamaha Service center and have the battery replaced.

  • Page 29: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Section • Full Digital Signal Processing • 8 Channel Preamp • Digital Effects • Compressor • Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo • Digital Delay, Tape Echo • Spring Reverb, Hall Reverb, Plate Reverb • Tap Tempo Function (Delay Time) •...

  • Page 30: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart...

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    MIDI Implementation Chart...

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