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Yamaha 141 Owner's Manual

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For information on assembling the keyboard stand, refer to the instructions at the end of this manual.
IMPORTANT — Check your power supply — (YDP-161)
Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified on the name plate on the bottom
panel. In some areas a voltage selector may be provided on the bottom panel of the main keyboard unit near the
power cord. Make sure that the voltage selector is set for the voltage in your area. The voltage selector is set at
240V when the unit is initially shipped.
To change the setting use a "minus" screwdriver to rotate the selector dial so that the correct voltage appears
next to the pointer on the panel.
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  • Page 1 YDP-161 YDP-141 Owner's Manual For information on assembling the keyboard stand, refer to the instructions at the end of this manual. IMPORTANT — Check your power supply — (YDP-161) Make sure that your local AC mains voltage matches the voltage specified on the name plate on the bottom panel.
  • Page 4 • Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands. • (YDP-141)Use the specified adaptor (page 38) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating.
  • Page 5 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
  • Page 6: About This Owner's Manual

    About this Owner’s Manual Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha Digital Piano! We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can take full advantage of the advanced and convenient functions of your new digital piano. We also recommend that you keep this manual in a safe, convenient place for future reference.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ........38 Adding Variations to the Sound – Reverb ..... 18 Layering Two Voices (Dual mode)........ 19 Transposition ............... 20 Fine-tuning the Pitch ........... 20 Using the Metronome ..........21 Adjusting the Keyboard Touch (Touch Sensitivity)..22 YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Features

    Features ■ AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling The Yamaha YDP-161/141 digital piano offers a rich and versatile range of sounds, which are created using Yamaha’s proprietary sampling tone-generation system, “AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling.” The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples.
  • Page 9: Panel Controls And Terminals

    [PIANO/VOICE] button 16 This button enables you to select any voice from10 [PHONES] jack 12 (YDP-161) or 6 (YDP-141) voices. You can also layer A set of standard stereo headphones can be plugged two voices, or select a type of reverb.
  • Page 10: Before Using The Digital Piano

    If this happens, turn off the power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. Music Rest...
  • Page 11: Turning The Power On

    • Use only the AC power cord supplied with the instrument. If the supplied power cord is lost or damaged and needs to be replaced, contact your Yamaha dealer. The use of an inappropriate replacement can pose a fire and shock hazard! •...
  • Page 12: Setting The Volume

    Stand Assembly” on page 36 for instructions on installing the headphone hanger. NOTICE Do not hang anything other than the headphones on the hanger. Otherwise, this instrument or the hanger may be damaged. Standard stereo phone plug YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Listening To The Demo Songs

    While a demo song is playing, press the [+ R] or [– L] button to select and play the next or previous demo song. If you wish to select a particular demo song from 10 (YDP-161) or 6 (YDP-141) voice demo songs, press and hold down the [DEMO/SONG] button, then press one of the C1–A1 (YDP-161) or C1–F1 (YDP-141) keys.
  • Page 14: Listening To 50 Piano Preset Songs

    When you select a different song (or a different song is selected during chained playback), an appropriate reverb type will be selected accordingly. The 50 piano preset songs will not be transmitted via MIDI. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 15: Listening To Songs Loaded From The Computer

    VOICE] button simultaneously, press the B6 key. channels 3 – 16 will be transmitted via MIDI. All channels 1 through 16 will produce the sound. When “ALL” is selected, no channel will be transmitted via MIDI. The highest key YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Selecting & Playing Voices

    (page 13). If you wish to select a particular voice directly, press and hold down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, then press one of the C1–A1 (YDP-161) or C1–F1 (YDP-141) keys. Voice: Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] control to adjust the volume level while playing the keyboard.
  • Page 17: Using The Pedals

    Default setting: While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press the G 2 key to turn Damper Resonance “ON”. While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press the G2 key to turn Damper Resonance “OFF”. The lowest key (Off) (On) YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 18: Adding Variations To The Sound - Reverb

    C3: depth 0 The lowest key The depth value increases as you press higher keys. While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press the A4 key to set the reverb to the depth most suitable for the selected voice. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19: Layering Two Voices (Dual Mode)

    While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press two keys in the range of C1 You cannot assign the same through A1 (YDP-161) or C1 through F1 (YDP-141) simultaneously (or press and voice to Voice 1 and Voice 2 hold down one key, then press another) to select the two desired voices.
  • Page 20: Transposition

    Press and hold down the [DEMO/SONG] and [PIANO/VOICE] buttons simultaneously, and Standard pitch: press the [– L] button. 440.0 Hz To restore standard pitch: Press and hold down the [DEMO/SONG] and [PIANO/VOICE] buttons simultaneously, and press the [+ R] and [– L] buttons simultaneously. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Using The Metronome

    Select a number starting from the left-most digit. For example, to set the tempo “95,” press the C4 (0), A4 (9) and F4 (5) keys in sequence. METRONOME 0 2 4 5 7 9 The highest key F4 A4 C5 D5 YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Keyboard Touch (Touch Sensitivity)

    You have to hit the keys hard to produce a loud sound. While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press one of the A6–C7 keys to select the desired touch sensitivity. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Recording Your Performance

    If you do not want to hear the part playback, hold down the [PLAY] button and press the button ([+ R] or [– L]) for the part you want to mute. Its indicator will turn off. Pressing the part buttons toggles part playback on and off. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24: Start Recording

    • Damper/soft pedal depth data from a computer and Entire Song play it back on this instrument. (See page 28.) • Tempo • [REVERB] type (including OFF) The user song is saved as a Standard MIDI file (SMF). (page 28) YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25: Playing Back Recorded Performance Data

    Ready mode. (See step 2 on page 23.) Press the [PLAY] button to start recording. Without playing the keyboard, press the [PLAY] or [REC] button to stop recording. All data previously recorded for the selected part will be erased. The button indicator turn off. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Listening To A Specified Part / Practicing A One-Hand Part

    Stop playback. automatically canceled. To stop playback in the middle of a song, press the [PLAY] button. When playback is complete or stopped, the part playback setting is automatically canceled. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27: Connecting Midi Instruments

    For more information on the MIDI IN transmission and reception of connector USB port song data, refer to “Transmitting Song Data POWER UX16 (optional) between the Computer and MIDI OUT Computer Your digital piano connector the Digital Piano” on page 28. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Connecting The Digital Piano To A Computer

    Also, installing Musicsoft Downloader on the computer enables you to transfer song data between the piano and the computer. (see next section) Connecting this instrument to the USB port on a computer Use an optional USB-MIDI interface (such as a Yamaha UX16) to connect this instrument’s Before you connect this MIDI connectors to the computer’s USB port.
  • Page 29: Backing Up Data And Initializing The Settings

    • Do not turn off the power to this instrument while it is initializing the data in its internal memory (that is, while the [REC] and [PLAY] button indicators are flashing). • Please note that initializing the settings will erase your recorded song (user song). YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Midi Functions

    When Local control is turned simultaneously, press the C6 key. OFF, the keyboard of this instrument does not play the Pressing the C6 key repeatedly toggles between Local Control On and Off. internal voices. Default setting: ON The highest key YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Program Change On/Off

    Default setting: ON Control Change On and Off. For information on control changes that can be used with this instrument, check the MIDI Data Format on the web (please refer to “Data List” on The highest key page 6). YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    AC outlet (page 35). This instrument does not turn on. (YDP-141) Securely insert the adaptor plug into the socket on this instrument, and the adaptor plug into a proper AC outlet (page 35). The noise may be due to interference caused by the use of a mobile Noise from the speakers or headphones is phone in close proximity to this instrument.
  • Page 33: Keyboard Stand Assembly

    AC Power cord (YDP-161) Bundled pedal cord inside AC Power adaptor (YDP-141) 1-1 Untie and straighten out the bundled pedal cord. Don’t discard the vinyl tie. You will need it later in step 6. Assembly Parts 6 ×...
  • Page 34 A will project beyond D and E equally when seen from the front. 5-2 Secure A by tightening the short screws (6 × 16mm) from the front. Securely tighten the screws on C that were attached in Step 1-3. Projection of A YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Connecting The Pedal Cord

    WARNING Connect the power cord (for YDP-161) or • An improper voltage setting can cause serious damage power adaptor (for YDP-141) to the unit. to this instrument or result in improper operation. YDP-161 7-1 Set the voltage selector (for models that ■Connecting the pedal cord...
  • Page 36 Key cover Top portion Do not hold here Hold here Do not hold here CAUTION Do not hold the key cover or top portion. Improper handling can result in damage to the instrument or personal injury. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Index

    METRONOME ................ 27 MIDI ..............16 Voice ............. 27 MIDI cables ............27 MIDI connectors ............6 MIDI Data Format .......... 6 MIDI Implementation Chart .............. 9 MIDI IN/OUT ............... 27 Music Rest ..........28 Musicsoft Downloader YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Specifications

    PA-150 or an equivalent • 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.
  • Page 39 L or colored RED. Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth terminal of the three pin plug. (2 wires) • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha- Kemble Music (U.K.) Ltd. YDP-161/141 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40 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.

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