Using the Pedals
Damper Pedal (Right)
Pressing this pedal will sustain notes longer. Releasing
this pedal immediately stops (damps) any sustained
notes. This pedal also features a "half-pedal" function
that creates partial sustain effects, depending on how
far down you press the pedal.
Sostenuto Pedal (Center)
Pressing this pedal while holding the notes will sustain
the pressed notes (as if the Damper Pedal had been
pressed), but all subsequently played notes will not be
sustained. This makes it possible to sustain a chord or
single low note, for example, while the other notes are
Soft Pedal (Left)
Pressing this pedal will reduce the volume and slightly change the timbre of the notes. The
notes played before this pedal is pressed are not affected. When you select the Jazz
Organ Voice, pressing the left pedal switches between fast/slow rotation of the rotary
speaker (page 16).
Using the Damper Resonance
The Damper Resonance effect simulates the sustain sound of the damper pedal on a grand piano, as if you were pressing
the damper pedal and playing the keyboard. This effect is applied to the entire sound of the instrument.
To turn on the Damper Resonance:
While holding [PIANO/VOICE], press the G 2 key.
To turn off the Damper Resonance:
While holding [PIANO/VOICE], press the G2 key.
When you press the damper
pedal here, this note and the
notes you play before you
release the pedal sustain longer.
When you press the sostenuto
pedal here while holding the
note, the note will sustain as
long as you hold the pedal.
If the damper pedal doesn't
work, make sure that the
pedal cord is properly
plugged into the main unit
This function allows you to
vary the sustain length
depending on how far the
pedal is pressed. The
farther down you press the
pedal, the more the sound
sustains. For example, if
you press the damper pedal
and all notes you are
playing sound a bit murky
and loud with too much
sustain, you can release the
pedal half way or higher to
decrease the sustain
While the sostenuto pedal is
held, the organ and strings
Voices sound continuously
without decay after the notes
have been released.
YDP-S51 Owner's Manual