Yamaha Tyros2 Owner's Manual

Yamaha Tyros2 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be cor- Model rect at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without Serial No. notice or obligation to update existing units.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    fixtures (where applicable) are well secured sources such as; radiators, heat registers and other devices that pro- BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for duce heat should be avoided. seating only. No other uses are recommended.
  • Page 4 Yamaha service personnel. CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the instrument or other property.
  • Page 5 Caution for data operations Make sure NEVER to turn the Tyros2’s power off during any kind of data operation involving the USER/USB/HD drives—such as saving, deleting, or copying/pasting— until the operation is completely finished. (Make sure to wait until the alert message shown below disappears.) Turning the power off during the operation results in the loss of the data being saved or pasted to the respective drive.
  • Page 6: Congratulations

    CD player/audio speakers. • The photos of the harpsichord, bandoneon, hackbrett, music box, dulcimer and cimbalom, shown in the displays of the Tyros2, are courtesy of the Gakkigaku Shiryokan (Collection for Organolgy), Kunitachi College of Music.
  • Page 7: How To Use The Manual

    Panel Controls and Terminals ............ page 14 Use this section to find out about all of the buttons and controls of the Tyros2. Basic Operations ................page 68 Here, we’ll show you the basic structure in handling and organizing the data of the Tyros2 in files and the basic operations using the LCD display.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Recording Audio to the Tyros2 Display ..............22 —Hard Disk Recorder..........59 Changing the Language ..........23 Recording the Sound of the Tyros2......59 Playing the Demos ............ 24 Recording your singing and playing together ....62 Playing Voices............... 25 Connecting to a USB Storage Device ......64 Selecting a Voice (RIGHT 1) and playing the Using USB Storage Devices........65...
  • Page 9 Music Finder ..............171 Creating a Voice—Basic Procedure ....... 94 Music Finder Record Editing .........171 Editing a Custom Voice on the Tyros2—Voice Set ..101 Saving Music Finder Records as a single file....171 Editing a Custom Voice Bank Registration Memory ............173 —Custom Voice Bank Edit........
  • Page 10: Application Index

    ● Displaying and playing along with the music notation of the song during playback....................Song Score......Page 112 Guide ......... Page 49 Selecting the programs and settings of the Tyros2 ● Voices ................................Page 25 ● Custom voices ..............................Page 94 ● Styles ................................Page 31 ●...
  • Page 11 ● Saving the created data as a file ........................Page 75 Understanding the organization and structure of the Tyros2 ● About the various types of data/files managed with the Tyros2 ................Page 71 ● About files and folders ............................Page 71 ● About the color-coded button lamps .........................Page 79 ●...
  • Page 12 Group performance tips and techniques ● Independently transposing the song and keyboard pitch to match your singing range ........Page 180 ● Tuning the overall sound of the Tyros2 to match other instruments ..............Page 187 ● Synchronizing the Tyros2 to other MIDI instruments ..................Page 215 Learning about MIDI ●...
  • Page 13 ● Connecting a separate monitor........................Page 116 Computer applications ● What you can do with MIDI using a computer and the Tyros2................Page 66 ● Connecting a computer to the Tyros2 using a USB cable.................Page 66 ● Using the Voice Editor software ........................Page 67, 111 ●...
  • Page 14: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Page 19 !1 !2 Keyboard Headphones The keyboard of the Tyros2 is equipped with a touch response fea- PHONES ture (initial touch and after touch) that lets you dynamically and expressively control the level of the voices with your playing strength—just as on an acoustic instrument.
  • Page 15 DIGITAL RECORDING button ... Pages 121, 161, 169 PITCH BEND wheel ..........Page 88 HARD DISK RECORDER buttons ....Pages 59, 135 MODULATION wheel ..........Page 88 VOICE buttons ..........Pages 25, 85 PART SELECT buttons ........Pages 25, 84 Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Rear Panel & Connections

    See page 217. IMPORTANT • The Tyros2’s default setting for the external television/video mon- itor signal is “PAL” Depending on your particular locale, the stan- You can connect the Tyros2 to a dard may be different and the setting should be changed television or video monitor to dis- accordingly.
  • Page 17 Connect the AUX OUT jacks of the Tyros2 to the AUX IN jacks of the audio system using appropriate audio cables. When these are used as LOOP SEND jacks, you can route the output of the Tyros2 to an external signal processor or processors, and return the processed signal back to the instrument via the AUX IN/LOOP RETURN jacks—letting you...
  • Page 18: Starting Up

    Starting Up This section contains information about setting up your Tyros2 and preparing to play. Be sure to read through this section carefully before turning the power on. Power Supply Make sure the POWER ON/OFF switch on the Tyros2 is set WARNING to OFF.
  • Page 19: Music Rest

    Check carefully that all parts (two music rest brackets and one music rest, shown below) are included before following the instructions below. Supplied with the Tyros2 Music rest brackets (2) Music rest Attach the two music rest brackets to the rear panel of the Tyros2. Use the inside slots (as shown). Attach the music rest to the brackets.
  • Page 20: Turning The Power On/Off

    Turn on all connected external devices and auxiliary equipment. Turning the Power Off If necessary, save any data you’ve created using the Tyros2’s features to the User drive or See page 75. external devices. If necessary, save any data you’ve created using the connected external devices to the appropriate media.
  • Page 21: Raising And Closing The Display Panel

    Starting Up Raising and Closing the Display Panel The Tyros2 features a semi-detachable display panel that can be tilted and adjusted—with four different latch points— to the most convenient viewing angle. ■ Raising the Display Panel ................ Unfasten the lock located at the back of the display panel. Then lift the panel and tilt it toward you.
  • Page 22: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide Turning the Power On and Playing the Demos The Tyros2 features an exten- sive variety of Demo songs that showcase its rich, authentic voices and its dynamic rhythms and styles. [FUNCTION] button [POWER ON/OFF] switch. Turning the Power On and Viewing the Main Display After setting up the instrument and making all necessary connections, turn the Power On by pressing the [POWER ON/OFF] switch (page 20).
  • Page 23: Changing The Language

    Turning the Power On and Playing the Demos Changing the Language The Tyros2 can display text in any one of five languages—English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. Text is used for the Demos (page 24) and the display messages (page 69). Select the desired language by following the instructions below.
  • Page 24: Playing The Demos

    The Demos are more than just songs—they also provide helpful, easy-to-understand introductions to the features, functions and operations of the Tyros2. In a way, the Demos are an interactive “mini-manual” complete with sound demonstrations and text explaining how to use the instrument and showing what it can do for you.
  • Page 25: Playing Voices

    Quick Guide Playing Voices Reference on page 84 The Tyros2 has a huge selection of various musical instrument voices which you can play. Try out the differ- ent voices on your own—checking the voice name printed above each VOICE button on the panel, or refer- ring to the voice list in the separate Data List booklet.
  • Page 26: Playing Two Or Three Voices Simultaneously

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  • Page 27: Playing Different Voices With The Left And Right Hands

    The [UPPER OCTAVE] button allows the RIGHT 1, RIGHT 2, and RIGHT 3 parts to be simul- NOTE taneously transposed up or down by one octave. • Press the [+] and [-] buttons simul- taneously to instantly reset the octave value to 0. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Organ Flutes

    Playing Voices Organ Flutes The Tyros2 uses advanced digital modeling technology to recreate the legendary sound of vintage organs. Just as on a traditional organ, you can create your own sound by increasing and decreas- ing the levels of the flute footages.
  • Page 29: Collecting Your Favorite Voices To The User Drive Or External Devices

    Playing Voices Collecting your favorite voices to the User drive or external devices The Tyros2 has a huge amount of high-quality voices, covering an exceptionally broad range of instrument sounds—making it perfect for virtually every musical application. However, the sheer number of voices may seem overwhelming at first.
  • Page 30 USER drive. Repeat step #3 as often as necessary until all your favorite voices are contained in this display. Also try copying preset voice(s) to the external device in the same way as explained here. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Selecting And Playing A Style -Auto Accompaniment (Acmp)

    The Tyros2 features a variety of accompaniment styles (rhythm patterns) in a variety of different musical genres. Try out the different styles on your own—checking the style category name printed above each STYLE button on the panel, or refer- ring to the style list in the separate Data List booklet.
  • Page 32 Ballad 16BeatBallad1 Ultimate realism is a main focus of Tyros2. Listen to the new Mega Tenor Sax in Intro III. No matter what genre, Tyros2 will deliver uncanny realism. Listen to the Disco Strings, Mega Brass Dance 70’sDisco1...
  • Page 33: Stop Accompaniment Function

    In this condition—called “Stop Accompaniment”—any valid chord fingerings (page 152) are recognized and the chord root/type are shown in the LCD. Since the Tyros2 properly recognizes the chord, you can also use the Chord Match function (page 38) with the Multi Pads or the Harmony effect (page 39) without having to play back a style.
  • Page 34: Pattern Variation (Sections)

    Selecting and Playing a Style—Auto Accompaniment (ACMP) Pattern Variation (Sections) The Tyros2 features a wide variety of style “sections” that allow you to vary the arrangement of NOTE the accompaniment to match the song you are playing. They are: Intro, Main, Fill-in, Break and •...
  • Page 35 ● Synchro Stop ..When the Synchro Stop function is engaged, accompaniment playback will stop completely when all keys in the auto-accompaniment section of the key- board are released. Accompaniment playback will start again as soon as a chord or note is played. page 155 Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: One Touch Setting

    Determines the volume song playback (page 43) of the keyboard part (page 80) Determines the volume of Determines the volume of the microphone sound (page 47) style playback Determines the volume of Multi Pad playback (page 38) Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Turning Style Parts On/Off And Changing Voices

    25. To listen to only one instrument by itself, hold down the appropriate button for the channel to set the channel to SOLO. To cancel SOLO, simply press the appropriate channel button again. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: The Multi Pads

    Stop Accompaniment function; page 33). Keep in mind that some Multi Pads are not affected by Chord Match. Chord section In this example, the phrase for Pad 1 will be transposed into F major before playing back. Try out other various chord types while playing the Multi Pads. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39: Voice Effects

    Quick Guide Voice Effects Reference on pages 87, 191 The Tyros2 features a sophisticated multi-processor effect system which can add extraordinary depth and expression to your sound. This effect system can be turned on or off by using the following but- tons.
  • Page 40: Calling Up Ideal Setups For Your Music

    If necessary, press the [TAB] button to call up the “ALL” page. All the preset Records built into the Tyros2 are listed on this page. Select the desired Record in the list. Rotate the [DATA ENTRY] dial to move the cursor on the Record list. Once the desired song name or music genre is highlighted, press the [ENTER] button to call up the cor- responding Music Finder setup.
  • Page 41: Searching The Ideal Setups By Keyword

    Calling Up Ideal Setups for Your Music—Music Finder Searching the Ideal Setups by Keyword The Music Finder feature of the Tyros2 has a wide range of more than 1800 different records— making it exceptionally versatile, yet difficult to find a desired setup. That’s where the Search function comes in handy.
  • Page 42: Creating A Set Of Favorite Records

    When sorting records by MUSIC, use the up or down button to skip select the new record. up or down through the music titles alphabetically. Simultaneously press the up and down buttons to move the cursor to the first record. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 43: Song Playback

    Song Playback Reference on page 112 You can play MIDI song data directly from the Tyros2. This includes not only the preset demo songs, but also commercially available song data as well as songs you’ve created with the Song Recording function (page 55) or Song Creator func- tion (page 121).
  • Page 44: Using Song Position Markers

    Indicates Preset Songs saved to the User drive. These cannot be copied/moved/saved to ex- Prot. 1 ternal devices Indicates Yamaha-protection-formatted Songs. These cannot be copied. These can be moved/ Prot. 2 Orig saved only to the User drive and USB storage devices with ID.
  • Page 45 When you turn it off, playback continues past the [SP2] point and on to [SP3]. (The [SP2] button changes from green to red after the [SP2] point is passed.) Top of End of the song [SP1] [SP2] [SP3] [SP4] the song Green Green Green Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Volume Balance Between The Song And The Keyboard

    LCD display. You can turn each part (channel) on or off by using the lower LCD [1]–[8] buttons during song playback. Pressing the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] Press the LCD button cor- button repeatedly switches among responding to the part the style parts (channels) and song (channel) you wish to turn channels. on or off. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47: Singing With A Connected Microphone

    Singing with a Connected Microphone Reference on page 175 The Tyros2 is equipped with an input jack, letting you con- nect another audio source—such as a microphone for your voice, an electric guitar, or a CD player—and mix it with the sounds of the Tyros2.
  • Page 48: Applying Harmony To Your Voice

    (other than your voice)—the Style playback Turn the [ACMP] button on. sound from the Tyros2, for exam- ple. In particular, bass sounds can Play and hold down chords in the left-hand cause mistracking of the Vocal Harmony feature. The solution to...
  • Page 49: Keyboard And Vocal Practice Using The Guide Function

    Yamaha Clavinova series. This function is used for practicing purposes, with built-in lamps on the keyboard indicating the notes to be played. Even though the Tyros2 does not have these lamps, you can use the same function by following the indications in the displayed notation with the Song Score function.
  • Page 50: Keyboard Practice Using "Follow Lights

    Song playback automatically pauses, indicating that you should play a certain melody note. Look at the notation in the LCD to see which note to play. To stop the practice session in the middle of the song, stop song playback. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51: Vocal Practice Using "Vocal Cue Time

    Quick Guide Keyboard and Vocal Practice using the Guide function Vocal Practice using “Vocal Cue Time” Connect a microphone to the Tyros2 (page 47). Select the desired song for singing. Call up the SONG SETTING display by following the procedure described on page 49 and select “Vocal Cue TIME.”...
  • Page 52: Saving And Recalling Custom Panel Setups

    Saving and Recalling Custom Panel Setups —Registration Memory Reference on page 173 Since the Tyros2 is such a sophisticated instrument with such a variety of controls and functions—voice, style, and effect settings, just to name a few—it may be difficult to get a handle on them all. This is where the convenient Registration Memory can help.
  • Page 53: Saving Your Registration Memory To The User Drive

    Saving your Registration Memory to the User drive The Tyros2 allows you to save all eight memorized buttons as a single Registration Memory bank. You can save as many Regis- tration Memory banks as you want, up to the internal memory capacity of the Tyros2.
  • Page 54: Recalling A Registration Memory Setup

    —Freeze function .....................page 173 Registration Memory lets you recall all the Tyros2 panel settings you made with a single button press. However, there may be times that you want certain parameters and settings to remain the same, even when changing Registration Memory presets. For example, you may want to switch voices or effect settings while keeping the same accompaniment style.
  • Page 55: Recording Your Performances And Creating Songs -Song Recording

    • Check whether the selected Multi Pad Bank is appropriate or not. If necessary, select the desired bank..... page 38 • Turn on [HARMONY/ECHO] if desired........................... page 39 • Press one of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons if desired..................page 54 Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Start Recording

    • The recorded song will be lost if you change to another song or you turn the power off without executing the save operation in step #8. Make sure to execute the save operation in step #8. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 57: Multi Recording

    ■ One song—sixteen MIDI channels ................... On the Tyros2, a single song can contain separate data for up to sixteen MIDI channels. When recording your own performance, you’ll need to assign each part you play to a separate MIDI channel.
  • Page 58 ● Editing the channel data by using the Event List ............... Page 127 ● Editing the System Exclusive message data by using the Event List........ Page 133 ● Editing the lyric data by using the Event List ..............Page 133 Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59: Recording Audio To The Tyros2 -Hard Disk Recorder

    • Input from another audio device, such as a CD player, MP3 player or the like (via the LINE IN/MIC jacks). You can record two of these sources at the same time—for example, the internal Tyros2 sound mixed with the micro- phone input—letting you record both your keyboard performance and singing simultaneously.
  • Page 60 Quick Guide Recording Audio to the Tyros2—Hard Disk Recorder Press the HARD DISK RECORDER [REC] and [STOP] buttons simultaneously. This creates an audio file for recording. These buttons are also marked [NEW AUDIO], since they let you create a new audio file.
  • Page 61 Quick Guide Recording Audio to the Tyros2—Hard Disk Recorder To hear your new recording, press the [PLAY/PAUSE] button. NOTE If you’ve made a mistake or you’re not completely satisfied with your performance, • You can also re-record in different you can use the Undo function to erase the take and try again (starting with Step 7 ways—for example, mix the newly...
  • Page 62: Recording Your Singing And Playing Together

    In this section, you’ll play the keyboard with an accompaniment Style, and record your singing at the same time. Connect a microphone to the Tyros2 and make the necessary set- tings. For instructions on connecting and setting up a microphone, see page 47.
  • Page 63 Quick Guide Recording Audio to the Tyros2—Hard Disk Recorder Practice the part you want to record and check the levels on the REC MONITOR meters. Start the style (see page 31), play the keyboard and sing at the same time. Check that the level doesn’t constantly go into the “red”...
  • Page 64: Connecting To A Usb Storage Device

    USB storage devices that you purchase. Before purchasing source) and the power must be a USB storage device, please consult your Yamaha dealer, or an authorized Yamaha dis- on. Only one USB hub can be tributor (see list at end of the Owner’s Manual) for advice, or see the following web page: used.
  • Page 65: Using Usb Storage Devices

    ■ Formatting USB storage media CAUTION When a message appears prompting you to format the device/media, execute the Format • The format operation overwrites operation (page 194). any previously existing data. Proceed with caution. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66: Connecting To A Computer

    ■ What you can do with a computer ● Manage files in the Tyros2 using software which is available for free download on the Tyros2 website. ● Create Custom Voices using the Voice Editor software on the included CD-ROM.
  • Page 67: Initial Setup

    When the USB Storage mode is selected, Wave files and song files can be transferred NOTE between the internal hard disk drive of the Tyros2 and the computer. In the “normal” • Windows versions prior to Windows98 SE are mode the USB connection can be used for MIDI control. The USB interface does not not compatible with this USB storage mode.
  • Page 68: Basic Operations

    —Organizing Your Data Display-based Controls As you’ve seen in “Quick Guide” above, the Tyros2 features an exceptionally large and easy-to-understand display. It provides comprehensive at-a-glance information on all current settings, and gives you convenient, intuitive control over the Tyros2’s functions.
  • Page 69: Display Messages

    If this happens, you can return to “home base” by pressing the [EXIT] button several times. This returns the Tyros2 to the default Main display (page 22)—the same display that appears when the power is turned...
  • Page 70: Direct Access-Instant Selection Of Displays

    The Tyros2 utilizes a variety of data types—including voices, styles, songs and registration memory settings. Much of this data is already programmed and contained in the Tyros2; you can also create and edit your own data with some of the functions on the instrument.
  • Page 71 Display-based Controls ■ Data files ..........................The following types of data are handled by the Tyros2 as files. These can be viewed or selected mainly by using the respective Open/Save display. NOTE ● Voices (of musical instruments) .............. pages 25, 84 •...
  • Page 72: Folder/File Operations Using The Open/Save Display

    The Open/Save display is the “home base” for folder/file operations. It is from this display that you save and manage your data files (as described on page 71). Since there are eleven different data types, the Tyros2 has eleven different Open/Save displays.
  • Page 73: Creating A New Folder

    Creating a New Folder As your Tyros2 data library grows, you’ll want to organize it in various folders. This operation lets you create new folders on the User, optional USB storage devices and optional Hard Disk drives. The basic procedure is described below; for a specific example (using Voices), see page 29 in the Quick Guide.
  • Page 74: Copying Folders/Files (Copy & Paste)

    The Preset drive cannot be selected as the destination. Create a new folder (page 73) at the destination page (path) as needed. Press the [PASTE] LCD button (lower [4] button). The files moved from the source page (path) appear on the display. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 75: Deleting Folders/Files

    The pop-up window for the Save operation appears at the bottom of the display. To return to the original display, press the [CANCEL] LCD button. Enter the file name (page 76). Press the [OK] LCD button (lower [7] button). Press the [OK] button again to actually save the file. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 76: Naming Folders/Files

    • CASE ... capital letters, numbers, marks • case ..... lowercase letters, numbers, marks Press the [OK] LCD button (upper [8] button) to actually enter the new name for the item and return to the original display. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 77: Changing The Open/Save Display View

    From the Direct Selection type, you select the desired file directly by pressing the appropriate LCD letter button. The Number Input type, on the other hand, lets you call up the desired file by entering the appropriate file number (see below). Since the Tyros2 has many files spread out over several pages, Number Input may be quicker and more convenient—providing you know the...
  • Page 78 Call up the other path (for example, the Open/Save display for voices) and press the same button as in step #2. You will see the display same as shown in step #1. Paths for style files can also be memorized, as explained above. See page 156 for details. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 79: About The Highlight Cursor In The Display

    [SP1]–[SP4] buttons est marker to be passed during play- back. MULTI PAD [1]–[4] buttons No data is assigned to the Multi Pad. Data is assigned to the Multi Pad. Active (playing back). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 80: About The Keyboard

    About the Keyboard The Tyros2 keyboard features various functions and performance conveniences that are simply unavailable on an acoustic instrument. As explained in the Quick Guide for example, it allows you to play several different voices together in a layer, or play one voice with your left hand while you play a different voice (or even three layered voices!) with your right.
  • Page 81: Function Tree

    METRONOME button Starting/stopping the Metronome TAP TEMPO button Tapping out the tempo of the style playback TEMPO buttons (Pop-up window) Changing the tempo of the Style/Multi Pad/Song playback TRANSPOSE buttons (Pop-up window) Transposing the pitch up or down Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 82 MIDI transmit channel settings RECEIVE MIDI receive channel settings MIDI chord root settings that determines whether or not the Tyros2 recog- BASS nizes the received note event as the chord root for the style playback MIDI chord root settings that determines whether or not the Tyros2 recog-...
  • Page 83 UPPER OCTAVE buttons Transposing Upper parts (RIGHT 1–3) up or down by one octave PITCH BEND wheel Bending notes played on the keyboard up or down MODULATION wheel Applying a vibrato effect to notes played on the keyboard Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 84: Reference

    As you know by now, the Tyros2 has a wide variety of musical instrument sounds, referred to as “voices.” And, as shown on page 80, the Tyros2 allows you to independently select and play up to four voice parts at the same time in a number of ways. Any voice can be assigned to any part.
  • Page 85: Voice Types

    Your original voices created by using the Voice Creator function (page 94) or with the Voice Editor software (pages 66, 111) can be saved to the Preset drive as Custom voice data. Custom Voices saved to the Preset drive can be called up via the [CUSTOM VOICE] button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 86: Voice Characteristics

    Maximum Polyphony The Tyros2 features a maximum polyphony of 128 notes. Since style playback uses a number of the available notes, the full 128 notes will not be available on the keyboard when a style is played back.
  • Page 87: Voice Effects

    ■ DSP and DSP Variation ....................... With the digital effects built into the Tyros2 you can add ambience and depth to your music in a variety of ways—such as adding reverb that makes you sound like you are playing in a concert hall.
  • Page 88: Changing Pitch On The Tyros2

    ■ Transpose ..........................With this function, you can transpose the pitch of the Tyros2 up or down over a range of ±2 octaves in semitone steps. Three transposing methods (Keyboard, Song, and Master) are available; select the desired method in the [FUNCTION] → CONTROLLER → KEYBOARD/PANEL display (page 191), then use the [TRANSPOSE] buttons to change the value.
  • Page 89: Organ Flutes (Footage Settings)

    Quick Guide on page 28 The Tyros2 features a variety of lush, dynamic organ voices that you can call up with the [ORGAN FLUTES] button. It also gives you the tools to create your own original organ sounds by changing the footage settings. Just as on a traditional organ, you can create your own sounds by adjusting the levels of the flute footages.
  • Page 90 Indicates the parameter to which the variation is applied depending on the selected DSP type. VALUE Adjusts the degree of the DSP variation parameter. EQ LOW/HIGH These determine the Frequency and Gain of the Low and High EQ bands. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 91: Voice Editing (Voice Set)

    Voice Editing (Voice Set) The Tyros2 has a Voice Set feature that allows you to create your own voices by editing some parameters of the existing voices. Once you’ve created a voice, you can save it as a User voice to the User drive or external devices for future recall.
  • Page 92 Determines the emphasis given to the cutoff frequency (resonance), set in BRIGHTNESS above (see diagram). Higher values result in a more pronounced effect. Volume Volume Cutoff Frequency Resonance HARMONIC CONTENT Frequency Frequency These frequencies are Cutoff range (pitch) (pitch) “passed” by the filter. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 93 Same as in “Organ Flutes” on page 90, with the exception of the PANEL SUSTAIN parameter, which determines the sustain level applied to the edited voice when turning the [SUSTAIN] button in the VOICE EFFECT section on. ■ HARMONY Same as in the [FUNCTION] → HARMONY/ECHO display. See page 191. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 94: Voice Creator-Custom Voice Edit

    The resulting voice is called a Custom voice and can be selected and played in the same way as all other Tyros2 voices. You can save your original voices to a USB storage device or an installed hard disk drive, as well as the User drive.
  • Page 95 [CUSTOM VOICE] button and select the desired voice. The Tyros2 has a Custom voice bank containing empty voices that can be used for this purpose. Select the PRESET tab, then select the desired voice number.
  • Page 96 • Audio files recorded with the Hard Disk Recorder cannot be used as is with the Voice Creator. If you want to use a Hard Disk Recorder file, export the file (using the Hard Disk Recorder’s Export function) in .wav data format. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 97 Press the [OK] LCD button (lower [7] button). The file properties for the audio data are shown for confirmation purposes. At the prompt, press the [YES] LCD button ([F] button). To cancel, press the [NO] LCD button ([G] button). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 98 • By simultaneously holding down the [DIRECT KEY] LCD button and pressing the desired key on the keyboard. When you want to delete Wave, select the Wave to be deleted from the “WAVE” param- eter in the KEY MAPPING display and press the [DELETE WAVE] LCD button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 99 • Saving the voice to the USER drive is not recommended since the USER drive does not have much memory space—only about 3 MB. • Do not use any special characters (umlaut, accent, etc.) in the voice name. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 100 WAVE IMPORT menu. If you select the WAVE IMPORT menu after creating a Custom voice without selecting another voice, you cannot create another Custom voice—just add another element in the current Custom voice. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 101: Editing A Custom Voice On The Tyros2-Voice Set

    Once you’ve imported audio data and created a Custom voice with the Voice Creator features, NOTE you can use the Voice Set function on the Tyros2 to finish editing your new voice. While Voice • If you have a computer, you can...
  • Page 102: Editing A Custom Voice Bank-Custom Voice Bank Edit

    “Not Found!” message appears along with the voice name. If this happens, connect the appropriate USB stor- age device and reload the Custom voice bank. Calls up the Property popup display for the selected voice. (Page 103) See pages 74–76. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 103 ● File Property NAME Name of the file. PATH Location of the file. VOICE SIZE Size of the Custom voice. WAVE SIZE Total wave size in the voice. WAVE COUNT See Memory Status list above. WAVEFORM COUNT Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 104: Loading A Single Custom Voice To The Tyros2-Individual Load

    [TAB] buttons. If, for example, you have a hard disk drive installed and a USB storage device connected to the Tyros2, there will be three choices: USER, HD1, and USB1. Select the desired Custom voice by pressing the corresponding LCD button.
  • Page 105 To cancel, press the [CANCEL] LCD button (lower [8] button). couple of seconds or as long as a few minutes, depending on how much data is contained in the voice. When you press the [CUSTOM VOICE] button, the newly loaded Custom voice will be available. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 106: Loading A Custom Voice Library To The Tyros2-Library Load

    Library by using the [TAB] buttons. If, for example, you have a hard disk drive installed and a USB storage device connected to the Tyros2, there will be three choices: USER, HD1, and USB1. Select the desired Library file by pressing the corresponding LCD button.
  • Page 107 The displayed voice in the prompt will not be replaced. CANCEL Cancels loading the library file. Press the [EXIT] button repeatedly to return to the MAIN display. When you press the [CUSTOM VOICE] button, the newly loaded Custom voices will be available. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 108: Saving Your Custom Voices To A Library-Library Save

    To select all available Custom voices, press the [ALL] LCD button (lower [6] button). When you select [ALL], all voices both in the NORMAL and DRUM tabs will be selected. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 109 If, for example, you have a hard disk drive installed and a USB storage device connected enough memory space in the to the Tyros2, there will be three destination choices: USER, HD1, and USB1. Create a drive for storing Voice Creator folder if necessary by pressing the [FOLDER] LCD button (lower [7] button).
  • Page 110 3) Select the appropriate storage location with the [TAB] buttons. (For example, if you saved the data to a USB device, make sure the device is connected and select “USB1.”) The Library file you saved should appear in the display. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 111: Editing A Custom Voice On Your Computer-Voice Editor

    The voices you create can be saved to the PRESET drive on the Tyros2 as Custom voices, and can be called up any time by pressing the [CUSTOM VOICE] button. After installing the software, edit voices by following the steps below.
  • Page 112: Song Playback

    floppy disk (GM- or XG-compatible), and performances you’ve recorded yourself with the Song Recording features (page 55) and saved to one of the drives. In addition, the Tyros2 can display music notation and lyrics, and you can use the sophisticated Guide functions to practice the keyboard and your singing as well.
  • Page 113 The root note is indicated as Do. For example, in the key of G major the root note of Sol would be indicated as Do. As with “Fixed Do,” the indication differs depending on the selected language. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 114: Displaying Lyrics

    • Connect an external monitor to the Tyros2, and you can have the lyrics displayed on the monitor—for group sing-alongs and the like. You can even set the Tyros2 so that the lyrics are shown on the monitor while the LCD of the instrument displays a different operation or function. (Select [FUNCTION] →...
  • Page 115: Displaying Text

    Song Playback Displaying Text This feature lets you show text files (created on a computer) in the display of the Tyros2, opening up a number of useful possibilities: • You can input and show the lyrics, even if the song does not contain lyrics data.
  • Page 116: Displaying The Lyrics/Text On An External Monitor

    Displaying the Lyrics/Text on an external monitor The Tyros2 can be directly connected to an external monitor, letting you display the lyrics and chords of your song data or text which you’ve created on a large screen. There are two kinds of output connectors—RGB OUT and VIDEO OUT.
  • Page 117: Song Position

    Reference Song Playback Song Position The Tyros2 provides the following song position features. • The current song position is indicated on the Main display as measure/beat number during playback—letting you easily see where you are in the song. • Pressing the [FF] or [REW] button automatically calls up a pop-up window showing the current measure number (or Phrase Mark number) in the display.
  • Page 118: Song Playback Related Parameters

    Reference Song Playback Song Playback Related Parameters The Tyros2 has a variety of song playback functions—which can be accessed by pressing [FUNCTION] → SONG SETTING. • Listen to (or practice along with) your favorite song repeatedly—with Repeat Playback. • Play back all of the songs in a particular folder—repeatedly or at random—for your listening pleasure.
  • Page 119 On some commercially available song data, certain settings related to the song (such as voice selection, volume, etc.) are recorded to the first measure, before the actual note data. When Quick Start is set to “ON,” the Tyros2 reads all initial non- QUICK START note data of the song at the highest possible speed, then automatically slows down to the appropriate tempo at the first note.
  • Page 120: Playing Backing Parts With The Performance Assistant Technology

    fin- same time with your right hand. gers of your right hand. right hand. Press the SONG CONTROL [STOP] button to stop playback. Press the [P. A. T.] button again to turn the feature off. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 121: Song Creator (Digital Recording)

    Save opera- tion. The recorded song will be lost if you change to another song or you turn the power off without executing the save operation. The operations corresponding to step #4 are covered in the following page. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 122: Record Mode Settings (Setting Up For Re-Recording)

    Examples for re-recording depending on the REC MODE settings The Tyros2 features several different ways you can re-record or replace a specific section of an already recorded channel. The illustrations below indicate a variety of situations in which selected measures in an eight-measure phrase are re-recorded.
  • Page 123: Editing Data For Each Channel

    =50 ■ Delete ............................This lets you delete recorded data of the specified channel in the song data. Select the channel to be deleted by using the upper/lower LCD [1]–[8] buttons and press the [EXECUTE] LCD button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 124: Song

    GUIDE SETTING lecting a song automatically turns on the Guide functions. LYRICS SETTING Records the settings of the Lyrics display. Stores the microphone settings in the Mixing Console (page 179) display and the MIC SETTING Vocal Harmony settings. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 125: Step Recording For Chord Data Using The Event List

    002 : 1 : 000 Indicates the Section change event. Chord: Select this resolution and play chords as Indicates the Chord change shown at right. event. NOTE • Make sure to turn [AUTO FILL IN] MAIN D off. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 126 The chord progression can be played back only from this STEP RECORD display. To play the chords, you’ll need to press the [EXPAND] LCD button (next page) on the CHORD display to convert the events recorded here to song data. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 127: Step Recording For Notes Using The Event List

    This page lets you create a song by entering notes one by one for each channel with precise timing, without having to perform them in real time. The Tyros2 lets you record the chords for style playback and the melody (explained here) separately.
  • Page 128 Open/Save display • The recorded data will be lost if (page 75). you select another file or turn the power to the instrument off without executing the Save operation. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 129 Use these buttons to set the resolution of the next notes. Here, we’ll set the resolution to an 1/8 note, as specified in the example. Play the keys E, F and A, as specified in the example. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 130 Open/Save display • The recorded data will be lost if you select another file or turn (page 75). the power to the instrument off without executing the Save operation. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 131 While holding the keys C3 and E3, press the 1/8 note LCD button. Enter the note G3. Do not release C3, E3 and G3 yet. Keep holding the notes as you execute the following steps. While holding the keys C3, E3 and G3, press the 1/8 note LCD button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 132 Events generated by controlling the PITCH BEND wheel. These events bend the P.Bnd (Pitch Bend) pitch of notes up or down. A.T. (Aftertouch) Determines the aftertouch value. For details on the events above, refer to the separate Data List booklet (MIDI Data Format). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 133: Step Recording For System Exclusive Messages Using The Event List

    Determines the song name. This calls up the pop-up window for entering a name. Lyrics Allows you to enter lyrics. CR : Enters a line break in the lyrics text. Code (Other controls) LF : Delets the currently displayed lyrics and display the next set of lyrics. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 134 Select an event type to be Enters/removes the checkmark for the checked or unchecked. selected event type. The checked event types can be shown on the Event List displays. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 135: Recording Audio With The Hard Disk Recorder

    [SELECT] button are performed in the Open/Save display, in much the same way as other file/ folder operations on the Tyros2. Most of these operations allow you to organize your recorded data. However, other operations in these menus, such as Wave Import, Export and Playlist, per- tain specifically to the Hard Disk Recorder.
  • Page 136 Indicates the sample rate of the recorded audio. SAMPLE SIZE Indicates the bit size or resolution of the recorded audio. CHANNEL Indicates the configuration of the audio. Indicates the time between Start and End points of the audio, in hours/minutes/ TIME seconds/milliseconds. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 137: Importing An Audio File

    Recording Audio with the Hard Disk Recorder Importing an Audio File In addition to letting you record audio directly with the Tyros2, the Hard Disk Recorder also allows you to import audio data from a USB storage device. The benefits of this feature are many.
  • Page 138 Importing may take as little as a couple of seconds or as long as a few minutes, depend- ing on the file size, as well as the number of files you are importing. To confirm the imported file, press the [EXIT] button to display the AUDIO Open/Save display. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 139: Exporting An Audio File

    (For instructions on importing the edited audio back • Exporting can only be applied to a to the Tyros2, see “Importing an Audio File” on page 137.) file that has been saved. If you haven’t save the recorded file yet,...
  • Page 140 16-bit resolution) and can now be transferred to a computer for editing. NOTE • If you are exporting multiple files and you cancel Export while the operation is in process, some of the files will be exported and unaf- fected by cancelling the operation. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 141: Re-Recording

    Press the HARD DISK RECORDER [SETTING] button, then use the [TAB] buttons to select the REC MODE tab. Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select a recording method. Replace the whole data: NORMAL REC Mix the recorded data: NORMAL REC (PLUS PLAYBACK) Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 142 Change the volume settings if necessary. If you wish to add a keyboard-played voice from the Tyros2, select the desired voice. If you wish to record your singing voice or an external instrument, connect a microphone or instrument and make the appropriate settings (page 47).
  • Page 143 [TAB] buttons to select the REC MODE tab. Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select a recording method. Re-record over a specific part of the already-recorded material: PUNCH IN/OUT Mix a specific part of the already-recorded material: PUNCH IN/OUT (MERGE) Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 144 Play the key- times. board or sing the desired part in practice. In this rehearsal function, recording is not started. 3-3 Press the HARD DISK RECORDER [STOP] button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 145 Punch In/Out recording again. To save the recording, press the [SAVE] LCD button ([I] button), then press the [OK] LCD button ([G] button). To Undo the new recording, press the [UNDO] LCD button ([G] button). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 146: Setting The Start/End Points Of The Audio

    To cancel the operation, press the [CANCEL] LCD button ([G] button). Press the [OK] LCD button ([F] button) to exit from the Property NOTE window. • When exporting a song for which the Start/End points have been specified, only the specified range will be exported. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 147: Playlist Mode

    AUDIO display. Select the appropriate folder containing the desired audio files by using the LCD buttons. Press the [CHANGE MENU] LCD button (lower [8] button) if neces- sary, then press [Add to PLAYLIST] LCD button (lower [6] button). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 148 Added files are also automatically selected (checkmarked) for playback. Save the Playlist. Press the [SAVE] LCD button (lower [5] button). The Playlist cannot be saved except to the installed hard disk drive, and only one Playlist can be saved to the drive. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 149: Playing A Playlist

    Previous/Next controls for the Playlist. Pressing the appropriate button calls up a pop-up window and selects the previous or next audio file in the Playlist. You can then use the [PLAY/PAUSE] button to start playback of the Playlist from the selected file. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 150 Recording Audio with the Hard Disk Recorder Press the HARD DISK RECORDER [STOP] button to stop playback. To disengage the Playlist mode, press the [AUDIO] LCD button ([6] buttons) to show the AUDIO Open/Save display and select an audio song. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 151: Playlist Controls

    [INSERT] LCD button (lower [3] button). Delete Deletes files from the Playlist. Keep in mind that this does not affect the actual audio data, but simply deletes an entry of the file from the list. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 152: Style Playback (Auto Accompaniment)

    Specify the Chord Root and Type specified (which notes you should here, and the notes of the chord are play). See below for details. indicated in the keyboard illustration above. Depending on the chord, some notes may be omitted. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 153 fingering without having to switch fingering types. ● FINGERED Lets you finger your own chords on the Chord section of the keyboard, while the Tyros2 supplies appropriately orchestrated rhythm, bass, and chord accompaniment in the selected style. The Fin- gered recognizes the various chord types which are listed on the separate Data List booklet and can be looked up using the Chord Tutor function above.
  • Page 154: Fade In/Out

    The [FADE IN/OUT] button can be used to produce smooth fade-ins and fade-outs when starting and stopping the style/song playback. This affects the overall sound of the Tyros2—including the your keyboard performance and the Multi Pads, as well as the styles and songs.
  • Page 155: Synchro Start And Synchro Stop

    The Tyros2 actually has three different features that let you instantly call up complete panel setups: One Touch Setting (described here), Music Finder, and Registration Memory. One Touch Setting differs from the other two in that each OTS panel setting is dedicated to a particular style—first, you select a style for your performance, then you press a [ONE TOUCH SETTING] button...
  • Page 156: Instant Style Selection

    Call up the other path (for example, the Open/Save display for voices) and call up the path memorized in step #3 by following the instructions below. Turn [FILE ACCESS] on and press appropri- ate STYLE button (set in step #3 above). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 157: Style Playback Related Settings

    Reference Style Playback (Auto Accompaniment) Style Playback Related Settings The Tyros2 has a variety of style playback functions, including Split Point and many others—which can be accessed by pressing [FUNCTION] → STYLE SETTING/SPLIT POINT. Style Settings ■ Stop Accompaniment ......................
  • Page 158: Split Point

    Voice RIGHT 1–3 Voice LEFT RIGHT 3 Chord section Chord section + Voice LEFT Split Point (L) cannot be set lower than Split Point (S), and Split Point (S) cannot be set higher than Split Point (L). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 159: Style Creator (Digital Recording)

    Creating data by recording data. MAIN C and FILL IN A are created via three Copying data from other styles (Assembly) No change (maintaining the original data) ways: Recording, Assembly, and using the origi- No data nal data. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 160 Special Parameter Settings based on Style File Format The Style File Format (SFF) combines all of Yamaha’s auto accompaniment Source Pattern (style playback) know-how into a single unified format. By using the Style...
  • Page 161: Basic Settings And Realtime Recording For Each Part (Channel)

    For actual instruction steps for recording, see the sections below. ■ Recording note events to a Rhythm part (channel) ..........Select one of the Rhythm parts as a recording part on the BASIC display (above). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 162: Step Recording For Notes Using The Event List

    • In the Style Creator, only the channel events and System Exclusive messages can be entered. Chord and Lyrics events are not available. You can switch between the two types of Event Lists by pressing the [F] button. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 163: Assembling A Style From Existing Pattern Data

    The Undo function only has one level; only the previous opera- tion can be undone. This menu is available on both Determines the settings for each of of the GROOVE page and the Groove or Dynamics parameters DYNAMICS page. (see next page). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 164 Expands or compresses the range of velocity values. Values higher than 100% EXPAND/COMP. expand the dynamic range, while values lower than 100% compress it. Boosts or cuts all velocity values in the selected section/channel. Values above BOOST/CUT 100% boost the overall velocity, while values below 100% reduce it. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 165: Editing Data For Each Channel

    (page 75). Select the desired Set the parameters channel (part) to be of the channel edited. specified at left. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 166 In addition to the Dorian transposition above, augmented and diminished chords. ● NTT BASS ON/OFF The part (channel) for which this parameter is set to on recognizes on-bass chords allowed in the FINGERED ON BASS fingering mode, regardless of the NTT setting. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 167: Custom Style Recording Via An External Sequence Recorder

    Custom Style Recording via an External Sequence Recorder If you have a favorite sequencer or sequence software, you can use that to create custom styles, instead of using the Style Creator on the Tyros2. ■ Connections ............................
  • Page 168 NRPN (Drum Instrument Pan) — FILTER RESONANCE — NRPN (Drum Instrument Reverb Send Level) — EG ATTACK — NRPN (Drum Instrument Chorus Send Level) — EG DECAY1 — NRPN (Drum Instrument Variation Send Level) — EG DECAY2 — Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 169: The Multi Pads

    Save operation. The recorded Multi Pad will be lost if you change to another bank or you turn the power off with- The operations corresponding to step #4 are out executing the save operation (page 75). covered in the following page. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 170: Multi Pad Realtime Recording

    Event Lists by pressing the [F] button. ural chord voicing of the guitar. Because of this, if the Chord Match setting is set to off, the Multi Pads may not sound appropri- ately. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 171: Music Finder

    User drive or external devices. Flash ROM All records can be saved together as a single file. Record Record Preset Records Records added from the (editable) Music Finder display. Up to 2500 records can be created and saved. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 172 Reference Music Finder ■ Restoring the Factory-programmed Music Finder ............. The operation below lets you restore the Tyros2’s Music Finder to its original factory settings. Select “UTILITY.” Checkmark the MUSIC FINDER box. Press the [FUNC- TION] button. Executes the Factory Reset opera- tion for the Music Finder.
  • Page 173: Registration Memory

    Save display and changing the Memory number according to the order deter- mined from the Registration Sequence display—can be assigned to the [TAB] button and the foot pedal connected to the Tyros2. Select a Registration Memory bank of which the sequence is programmed.
  • Page 174 The first sequence will be selected by pressing one of the [TAB] buttons or by pressing the pedal. Call up the Open/Save display for the Registration Memory Bank and save the Regis- tration Sequence setting as a Registration Memory Bank file. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 175: Using A Microphone

    This is especially useful when you talk between songs during a performance. This turns the Vocal Harmony effect on or off. If you connect a microphone to the Tyros2, you can sing along with the song or style and have vocal harmony parts added automatically. Vocal Harmony Edit This section explains briefly how to create your own Vocal Harmony types, and lists the detailed parameters for editing.
  • Page 176 Detunes the first/second/third harmony note by the specified number of cents. When this is set to “ON,” you can “play” the voices of the Tyros2 with your voice. (The Tyros2 tracks the pitch of your voice and converts it to note data for the tone PITCH TO NOTE generator.
  • Page 177: Talk Setting

    EQ (Equalizer) is a processor that divides the frequency spectrum into multiple bands which can be boosted or cut as required to tailor the overall frequency response. The Tyros2 features a high grade three-band digital equalizer function for the microphone sound.
  • Page 178 Setting for higher voice. This setting is also appropriate for singing close to the microphone. ■ MIC/LINE IN (Microphone) The following parameters determine how the microphone sound is controlled. MUTE When set to OFF, the microphone sound is turned off. VOLUME Adjusts the output volume of the microphone sound. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 179: Mixing Console

    Mixing Console There are many components that make up the overall sound of the Tyros2. These include MIDI sequence data from the songs, styles, and Multi Pads, and audio input from a microphone, as well as the various parts of your keyboard performance.
  • Page 180: Part Settings

    Page 184 Determines the center frequency of the high EQ band that is attenuat- EQ HIGH ed/boosted for each part. Determines the center frequency of the low EQ band that is attenuated/ EQ LOW boosted for each part. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 181: Song Auto Revoice

    XG song data or that created on other instruments, you can use Auto Revoice to automatically assign the specially created voices of the Tyros2 (Live!, Cool!, etc.) instead of the conventional XG voices of the same type. To do this, simply turn on Song Auto Revoice (from the VOL/VOICE display page), and the Tyros2 uses its unique, superior sound set instead of the normal XG counterparts.
  • Page 182: System Effects And Insertion Effects

    DSP effect applied to the keyboard part is cancelled and is applied instead to the song. Pressing the [DSP] button on the panel restores the corresponding effect block to the current keyboard part (from the song). Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 183 For the lower parameter, the depth can be changed when the [VARIATION] button is on. NOTE • Keep in mind that in some cases noise may result if you adjust the effect parameters while playing the instrument. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 184: Equalizer (Eq)

    “boomy,” or boost the high frequencies in rooms and close spaces where the sound is relatively “dead” and free of echoes. The Tyros2 possesses a high grade five-band digital EQ. With this function, a final effect—tone control—can be added to the output of your instrument.
  • Page 185: Master Compressor

    For Drum Parts, you can even select specific drum sounds to be output through these jacks. In general, the extensive built-in effects and other Part controls of the Tyros2 provide all you need for processing and mixing complex multi-Part songs. However, there may be times when you want to “sweeten” or process a certain Voice or sound with a favorite outboard effect unit, or record a Part to a separate track of a tape recorder.
  • Page 186 • When the SUB1&2 box is checkmarked, the part (channel) or percussion sound will be output in stereo (1: left, 2: right). • When the SUB1/SUB2 box is checkmarked, the part (channel) or percussion sound will be output in mono, respectively. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 187: Making Global And Other Important Settings -Function

    —Function The Function menu called up by pressing the [FUNCTION] button gives you access to various advanced functions related to the instrument as a whole. These sophisticated functions let you customize the Tyros2 to your own musical needs and preferences.
  • Page 188: Voice Set

    Parameters set on the display called up by selecting “SCREEN OUT” in step #2 of the Basic Procedure on page 187 are explained below. You can connect the Tyros2 to a computer monitor, television or video monitor to display the lyrics and chords in your song data on a larger screen.
  • Page 189: Controller

    Parameters set on the display called up by selecting “CONTROLLER” in step #2 of the Basic Procedure on page 187 are explained below. This display lets you make settings for controllers with which the Tyros2 is equipped (including the keyboard, modulation wheel, pitch bend wheel) and which are connected to the Tyros2 (including the footswitch and foot controller).
  • Page 190 OTS + Recalls next higher One Touch Setting. OTS - Recalls next lower One Touch Setting. * For best results, use an optional Yamaha FC7 Foot Controller. NOTE • The Sostenuto and Portamento functions will not affect the Organ Flutes and Super Articulation Voices, even they have been assigned to the Foot Pedals.
  • Page 191: Harmony/Echo

    This display lets you set the parameters related to the Harmony/Echo effect applied to the keyboard performance when the [HARMONY/ECHO] button is turned on. Select a Harmony type. Set the related parameters. The dis- played parameters differ depending on the type selected at left. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 192 The harmony effect is applied when you play the key strongly (above the set value). This parameter is available for all types with the exception of “Multi Assign.” Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 193: Other Settings (Utility)

    Selects the default tempo of each style in the style Open/Save display. ● Popup Display Time Determines the time in which the pop-up windows close. (Pop-up windows are displayed when you press buttons such as TEMPO, TRANSPOSE or UPPER OCTAVE, etc.) Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 194 ■ MEDIA ..................................From the [FUNCTION] → UTILITY → MEDIA display, you can set or execute important media-related operations (below) for the Tyros2. The word “media” includes the optional USB storage device and optionally installed hard disk drive. IMPORTANT • If you use the floppy disk, make Checking remaining memory on sure to read the section “Han-...
  • Page 195: Owner Display

    Even though a variety of pictures are available on the preset drive, you can load • The explanation about picture your own favorite picture data to the Tyros2 for use as background. Keep in mind compatibility at left applies also to the background of the Song Lyric the following points and limitations when using your own picture data.
  • Page 196: System Reset

    ● Factory Reset—Restoring the factory programmed settings This function lets you restore the status of the Tyros2 to the original factory settings. You can set whether or not each of the following six items is to be restored to its original factory settings before executing the operation.
  • Page 197: Connecting The Tyros2 Directly To The Internet

    You can purchase and download Song data and other types of data from the special NOTE Tyros2 website by directly connecting the Tyros2 to the Internet. This section contains • The special Tyros2 website can be terms related to computers and online communications. If there are some terms you are opened when directly connecting unfamiliar with, refer to the Internet Glossary (page 209).
  • Page 198: Accessing The Special Tyros2 Website

    Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet Accessing the Special Tyros2 Website From the special Tyros2 website, you can audition and purchase Song data, among other things. NOTE To access the site, press the [INTERNET] LCD button ([D] button) in the Main display, while •...
  • Page 199: Following Links

    Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet ■ Following Links................... When there is a link in the page, it is shown as a button or in colored text, etc. To select the link, press the [<]/[s]/[t]/[>] LCD buttons. Press the [ENTER] LCD button (upper [8] button) to actually call up the link destination.
  • Page 200: Return To The Previous Web Page

    Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet Press the [ENTER] LCD button (upper [8] button) to enter the characters. You can also press the panel [ENTER] button to enter the characters. Deleting Characters • To delete the previous character, press the [DELETE] LCD button (upper [5] button).
  • Page 201: Purchasing And Downloading Data

    Purchasing and Downloading Data You can purchase and download Song data (for playback on this instrument) and other types of data from the special Tyros2 website. For details on purchasing and downloading data, refer to the instructions on the site itself. When several devices are connected to the instrument, the device for saving data is automatically selected in the following order: USB storage device >...
  • Page 202: Saving Bookmarks Of Your Favorite Pages

    Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet Saving Bookmarks of Your Favorite Pages You can “bookmark” the page you’re viewing, and set up a custom link so the page can be instantly called up in the future. With the desired page currently selected, press the [BOOKMARK] LCD button (upper [6] button).
  • Page 203 Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet ■ Opening a Bookmarked Page ............Press the [BOOKMARK] LCD button (upper [6] button) to call up the Book- mark display. Press the [UP/DOWN] LCD button ([1] button) to select the desired book- mark.
  • Page 204: Changing The Home Page

    Changing the Home Page In the default condition, the top page of the special Tyros2 website is automatically set to be the Home page for the browser. However, you can specify any desired page on the special Tyros2 website to be the Home page.
  • Page 205: About The Internet Settings Display

    Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet About the Internet Settings Display From the Internet Settings display, you can make various settings related to the Internet connection, including preferences for the menus and displays. The Internet Settings display has four sub-displays: Browser, LAN, Wireless LAN, and Others.
  • Page 206 Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet To actually apply all settings changed in the Internet Settings display, press the [EXECUTE] LCD button ([7] button). To cancel, press the [CANCEL] LCD button ([8] button). ■ Browser ....................Encode Selects the character code encoding for the browser.
  • Page 207 Reference Connecting the Tyros2 Directly to the Internet ■ Wireless LAN ..................For a wireless LAN setup, make sure to set both the LAN settings (page 206) and the Wireless LAN settings below. Make a written note of the settings here, in case you have to enter them again.
  • Page 208: Initializing Internet Settings

    Initializing Internet Settings The settings of the Internet function are not initialized when using the Initialize operation of the Tyros2; Internet settings must be initialized separately, as explained here. Initializing will reset to the default values not only the settings of the browser, but also all settings you have made in the Internet Settings displays (except for the cookies and bookmarks), including those related to Internet connection.
  • Page 209: Glossary Of Internet Terms

    Short for “website,” this refers to the group of web pages that are opened together. For example, the collection Site of web pages whose addresses begin with “http://www.yamaha.com/” is referred to as the Yamaha site. This is an identification name for specifying a particular network over a wireless LAN connection. Communica- SSID tion is possible only between terminals with matching SSID names.
  • Page 210: Midi

    MIDI Built into the rear panel of the Tyros2 are two sets of MIDI terminals (MIDI IN A/B, MIDI OUT A/B), and a USB terminal. The MIDI Functions give you a comprehensive, powerful set of tools for expanding your music recording and performance possibilities.
  • Page 211: Midi Channels

    To transmit/receive MIDI data between two devices, a proper cable connection is needed. You can connect the Tyros2 to another device by MIDI cables (using the MIDI terminals) or by a USB cable (using the USB con- nectors). (See page 66.)
  • Page 212: Midi Data Compatibility

    This section covers basic information on data compatibility: whether or not other MIDI devices can playback the data recorded by Tyros2, and whether or not the Tyros2 can playback commercially available song data or song data created for other instruments or on a computer. Depending on the MIDI device or data characteristics, you may be able to play back the data without any problem, or you may have to perform some special operations before the data can be played back.
  • Page 213 Preset MIDI settings (templates) The Tyros2 gives you a set of comprehensive, flexible MIDI controls. It also gives you a set of ten pre-programmed templates that let you instantly and easily reconfigure the instrument to match your particular MIDI application or external device.
  • Page 214 (page 217) Press the [EDIT] LCD button to call up the display for setting the MIDI parameters. Here you can see and edit the detailed settings that correspond to the MIDI template selected in step #3. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 215: Midi System Settings

    ............................... Turns the Local Control for each part on or off. When Local Control is set to “ON,” the keyboard of the Tyros2 controls its own (local) internal tone generator, allowing the internal voices to be played directly from the keyboard. If you set Local to “OFF,” the keyboard and controllers are internally disconnected from the Tyros2’s tone generator section so that no sound is output when you play the...
  • Page 216: Midi Receive Settings

    MIDI data. Normally, these parts are not used by * File Number corresponds to the sorted order of the the instrument itself. The Tyros2 can be used as a 32- current drive. The value of the first file is 00H.
  • Page 217: Setting The Chord Root For Style Playback Via Midi Receive

    EDIT → MFC10. Two settings (below) can be made from this display. • Each footswitch (F00–F29) on the MFC10 sends a note number to the Tyros2, and the Tyros2 determines how it responds to (which function is executed by) that note number.
  • Page 218 Disconnect the MIDI cable from the Tyros2 and the MFC10, and connect the MIDI OUT terminal of the MFC10 to the MIDI IN terminal of the Tyros2 according to the setting above by using the MIDI cable.
  • Page 219: Appendix

    (2) cables (2) combination cable (1) Turn the Tyros2’s power off, and disconnect the AC power cord. Also, make sure to disconnect the keyboard from any other external devices. NOTE Insert the two speaker brackets to the rear panel of the Tyros2.
  • Page 220 Tyros2 Sub-Woofer Connect the power plugs of the Tyros2 and the subwoofer to an appropriate AC outlet. First, set the volume controls (MASTER VOLUME on the Tyros2 and BASS on the sub- woofer) to minimum. Finally, turn on the power of the subwoofer, then the Tyros2.
  • Page 221: Installing An Optional Hard Disk

    Installing an Optional Hard Disk By installing an optional hard disk drive to the Tyros2, you can vastly expand the data storage capacity—letting you use the Hard Disk Recorder function or create a large library of your important data. The hard disk used must be a 2.5-inch IDE-compatible;...
  • Page 222 * Holes (A) are used in this illustration. Replace the hard disk drive and cover (included with the hard disk) by fitting it into the Tyros2 as shown in the illustration. These four pins are unused. Make sure not to bend the pins.
  • Page 223: Installing The Optional Dimms

    Appendix Installing the Optional DIMMs Installing optional DIMMs to the Tyros2 allows you to save large amounts of voice data created by the Voice Creator function. This section explains how to install DIMM memory modules to the Tyros2. WARNING CAUTION •...
  • Page 224 Check that the installed DIMMs are functioning properly. Set the Tyros2 right-side up, and connect the power cord to the rear-panel AC INLET jack and an AC outlet. Turn on the power and check the WAVE RAM in the PROPERTY pop-up of the Voice Creator function (page 103).
  • Page 225: Troubleshooting

    Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the Tyros2 may produce interference. To duced. prevent this, turn off the mobile phone or use it further away from the Tyros2. No sound results. • The RIGHT 1/RIGHT 2/RIGHT 3/LEFT voice volume settings on the BALANCE pop-up window could be set too low.
  • Page 226 • If you are routing the MIDI OUT on the Tyros2 to a sequencer and back to the MIDI The sound is slightly different each time the IN, you may want to set Local Control (page 215) to “off” to avoid MIDI “feed- keys are played.
  • Page 227: Glossary

    [ACMP] button. Effect On the Tyros2, an “Effect” is a processing block that alters the sound output from the tone generator block of the instrument, using DSP (Digital Signal Processing) circuitry to change the Note On/Off sound in various ways.
  • Page 228 Preset There are various types of User data, such as User voices, Preset Data supplied with the internal memory of the Tyros2 User songs, User waves—as opposed to Preset data, which is shipped from the factory. There are various types of Preset factory-programmed data built into the Tyros2.
  • Page 229: Specifications

    29 Parts (R1, R2, R3, Left, MultiPad, Style x 8, Song x 16) Poly/Mono ON/OFF Vocal Harmony 60 presets + 10 users Harmony/Echo 17 presets Upper Octave -1, 0, +1 Part Octave -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 Pitch Bend Wheel Available Modulation Wheel Available Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 230: Internet Direct Connection

    * 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 may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 231: Handling The Floppy Disk Drive (Fdd) And Floppy Disks

    Be sure to handle floppy disks and treat the disk drive with care. Follow the important precautions below. * The optional floppy disk drive UD-FD01 contains a drive case which is used in installation. However, on the Tyros2, the drive is to be installed directly without use of the case.
  • Page 232: Index

    FILE ACCESS ........ BREAK ........Depth ......FILL BREAK ......Brightness ........ Destination ......FILL DOWN DIGITAL RECORDING ........FILL IN ................... FILL SELF ...... DIMM Installation ................ FILL UP CD-ROM ......Direct Access Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 233 ........Lower ........Monitor ....INITIAL TOUCH ....... LYRICS ...... MONO ..Initializing Internet Settings .... Lyrics Background Picture ......Multi Assign .... INPUT VOLUME ...... LYRICS PAGE +/- ......Multi Finger ......Insertion Effect ..... LYRICS/TEXT Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 234 ......Quick Recording .......... Save ........ Quick Start ..... SCALE TUNE ......... P.A.T....... SCORE ..............SCORE PAGE +/- ........Panpot ........Random ..... SCREEN OUT ..... PARAMETER ....... Realtime Message ........Search ......Parameter Lock Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 235: Split Point

    Upper ....... Style Touch ....UPPER OCTAVE ........................SUB jacks ......USB drive ......Super Articulation ..... USB Storage Device .... SUSTAIN ....USB TO DEVICE ......Sweet! voices ...... USB TO HOST ........Swing Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 236 Tyros2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 237: Limited Warranty

    DIGITAL WORKSTATION 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 238 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) CAUTION:...
  • Page 239 Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen Bestimmungsländern erhältlich. 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. Para detalles sobre productos, contacte su tienda Yamaha más cercana o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo.
  • Page 240 Yamaha Home Keyboards Home Page (English Only) http://music.yamaha.com/homekeyboard Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2005 Yamaha Corporation WE86550 602POCP4.3-03C0 This document is printed on chlorine free (ECF) paper. Printed in Japan...

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