Playing Various Musical Instrument Sounds
Selecting a Voice
To select "Grand Piano 1":
Simply press [PIANO/VOICE].
To select another Voice:
After pressing [PIANO/VOICE], press [+R] or [–L] to select the next or previous Voice.
To select a specific Voice:
While holding down [PIANO/VOICE], press one of the C1–A1 keys. For details on which
Voice is assigned to each key, see the list below.
Grand Piano 1
Grand Piano 2
Grand Piano 3
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D 1 F 1
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1
This sound was sampled from a full concert grand piano. It uses different samples
depending on the strength of your playing and produces smoother tonal changes.
Suitable not only for classical compositions but also for piano pieces of any style.
Warm and soft piano sound. Good for playing ballads.
Spacious and clear piano with bright reverb. Good for popular music.
An electronic piano sound created by FM synthesis. Good for standard popular music.
The sound of an electric piano using hammer-struck metallic "tines." Soft tone when
played lightly, and an aggressive tone when played hard.
The definitive instrument for baroque music. Since harpsichord uses plucked strings,
there is no touch response. There is, however, a characteristic additional sound when
the keys are released.
Vibraphone played with relatively soft mallets. The tone becomes more metallic the
harder you play.
This is a typical pipe organ sound (8 feet + 4 feet + 2 feet). Good for sacred music
from the Baroque period.
The sound of a "tonewheel" type electric organ. Often heard in jazz and rock music.
The rotary speed of the rotary speaker effect can be switched by using the left pedal.
Stereo-sampled, large-scale strings ensemble with realistic reverb. Try combining this
Voice with piano in the Dual mode.
To hear the characteristics of
the Voices, play back the
Demo Songs (page 17).