Layering Two Voices (Dual mode)
You can layer two voices and play them simultaneously to create a thicker and suppler sound.
Engage Dual mode.
While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press two keys in the range of C1
through A1 (YDP-161) or C1 through F1 (YDP-141) simultaneously (or press and
hold down one key, then press another) to select the two desired voices.
Refer to "Selecting Voices" (page 16) for information on the voices that are assigned
to the keys.
The lowest key
The voice assigned to the lower key will be designated as Voice 1, and the voice
assigned to the higher key will be designated as Voice 2.
You can make the following settings for Voices 1 and 2 in Dual mode:
Setting the octave
You can shift the pitch up and down in octave steps for Voice 1 and Voice 2
Depending on which voices you combine in Dual mode, the combination may
sound better if one of the voices is shifted up or down an octave.
While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press one of the C5–F5 keys.
Setting the balance
You can adjust the volume balance between two voices. For example, you can set
one voice as the main voice with a louder setting, and make the other voice softer.
While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press one of the F 5–F 6 keys. A
setting of "0" produces an equal balance between the two Dual mode voices.
Settings below "0" increase the volume of Voice 2 in relation to Voice 1, and settings
above "0" increase the volume of Voice 1 in relation to Voice 2.
Exit Dual mode and return to normal play mode.
To return to single-voice play mode, press the [PIANO/VOICE] button.
-6 -4 -2
-3 -1 0 +2 +4 +5
The highest key
Selecting & Playing Voices
You cannot assign the same
voice to Voice 1 and Voice 2
simultaneously in Dual mode.
Reverb in Dual mode
The reverb type assigned to
Voice 1 will take priority. (If the
reverb assigned to Voice 1 is
set to OFF, the reverb
assigned to Voice 2 will be in
The highest key
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