Owner's Manual

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    Owner’s Manual...

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    For C.A. US ( Proposition 65 ) For the U.K. For EU Countries This product complies with the requirements of EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. For the USA For Canada...

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    Copyright © 2011 ROLAND EUROPE S.p.a. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND EUROPE Spa. Roland is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Roland Corporation in the United States and/or other countries...

  • Page 4: Using The Unit Safely

    (e.g., flammable objects, coins, wires) or mended by Roland, the rack or stand must be liquids (water, juice, etc.) to enter the C-200. Doing carefully placed so it is level and sure to remain so may cause short-circuits, faulty operation, or stable.

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    ......................their proper ventilation......................• The C-200 is intended for use only with a Roland CKS-C200 or KS-12 stand. Use with other stands is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury.

  • Page 6: Important Notes

    • Do not disassemble or modify USB memory. • When connecting USB memory, position it horizontally with the C-200’s USB Memory port and insert it without using excessive force. The USB memory connector may be damaged if you use excessive force when inserting USB memory.

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    USB memory is used. • Never connect your USB memory to the C-200 via a USB hub. • All product names mentioned in this document are trade- marks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Panel Descriptions ....................12 Front Panel..............................12 Rear panel ..............................14 Getting Ready to Play ....................15 Placing the C-200 on a stand........................15 Placing on the CKS-C200 stand....................15 Placing on the KS-12 stand ......................15 Connect the AC adaptor.......................... 16 Turning the power on/off........................

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Using an optional sustain pedal......................39 Using an optional expression pedal....................... 39 Connecting a pedal keyboard...................... 40 Connecting the C-200 to MIDI equipment.................... 41 Local On/Off setting ........................42 Using the Visual Control function....................43 Auto Power Off function......................... 44 Expression pedal assign function......................

  • Page 11: About This Owner's Manual, Main Features, Introduction

    I and manual II. In order to take full advantage of your C-200 and enjoy trouble-free opera- tion, please read this owner’s manual carefully. Coupler II/I functionality The C-200’s coupler function allows you to play the Manual I...

  • Page 12: Front Panel, Panel Descriptions

    8. Phones jack This is where you can connect a pair of optional head- phones (Roland RH-series). 9. PEDAL division tablets These tilt tabs select stops for the PEDAL division. 10. MANUAL I division tablets These tilt tabs select stops for the MANUAL I division.

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    This piston selects the fortepiano sound. The Fortepiano This piston allows you to save and recall sound combi- sound cannot be used together with the other sounds. nations to/from the C-200’s memory. 16. [Piano] piston 19. MANUAL II division tablets This piston selects the piano sound.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    1. USB MEMORY port 5. Pedal EXP socket This port is mainly intended for compact storage You can connect an optional expression pedal (Roland devices, like a USB Flash memory (Roland M-UF-series). EV-5, EV-7, etc.) to this socket. You can use it to save the songs you recorded and to 6.

  • Page 15: Placing The C-200 On A Stand, Placing On The Cks-c200 Stand

    Placing on the CKS-C200 stand Align the screws on the bottom of the C-200 (one each at left and right) with the metal brackets on the side boards of CKS-C200 stand, and while keeping the front of the instrument slightly raised, pull it toward yourself to engage the screws in the metal brackets.

  • Page 16: Connect The Ac Adaptor

    Plug the power cord connected to the AC adaptor into an electrical outlet. • Depending on the region, the included power cord may differ from the one shown. • If you won’t be using the C-200 for an extended period of time, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet. Ground Terminal...

  • Page 17: Turning The Power On/off

    Getting Ready to Play Turning the power on/off Once the connections have been completed (see p. 16), turn on the power to your various devices in the order specified. By turning on the devices in the wrong order, you risk malfunctions and/or damage to the speakers and other devices. Turning the power on Turn the [VOLUME] knob all the way to the left to minimize the volume.

  • Page 18: Using Optional Headphones, Listening To The Demo Songs

    Using optional headphones If you connect optional headphones, sound will no longer be produced from the C-200’s internal speakers. You will hear only the sound from the headphones. This lets you enjoy practicing at night or at other times when you might not wish to be heard by other people nearby.

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    Press the [STOP] piston to stop demo song playback without leaving the demo function. Press a different Harpsichord piston and PEDAL or MANUAL I tab to listen to other demo songs. Press the [Function] piston to leave the C-200’s demo function.

  • Page 20: Adjusting The Volume, Adjusting The Reverb

    Reverberation is the sound that you hear reflected from the walls or other surface of a hall or room in addition to the sound that reaches your ears directly from the instrument. The C-200 provides a reverb effect that lets you simulate the reverberation of a variety of environments ranging from a small room to a large hall.

  • Page 21: Adjusting The Timbre (brightness), Choosing A Sound, Playing The Manual I Division

    Choosing a sound The C-200 provides five separate sound divisions: Organ and orchestra (PEDAL, MANUAL I, MANUAL II), Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano and Celesta. Only one of the following sections can be used at any one time: Organ or Harpsichord or Fortepiano or Piano or Celesta.

  • Page 22: Adding The Manual Ii Division, Playing The Manual I And Ii Divisions With Separate Hands

    Adding the MANUAL II division The C-200’s MANUAL II division can be added to the MANUAL I division. (You can also play it via separate keys, see below.) The MANUAL II division provides 20 organ and 8 orchestral sounds that can be selected using the 5 tilt tabs (STILL GEDACKT~USER ORCH).

  • Page 23: Using The Tremulant To Add Expression, Playing The Pedal Division

    The tilt tab goes dark. By connecting an optional PK-5A, PK-7A or PK-25A MIDI pedal board to the C-200’s PK IN connector, you can play the bass organ part in polyphonic mode. In that case, the left half of the C-200’s keyboard no longer triggers the PEDAL part.

  • Page 24: Playing A Harpsichord Sound, Playing The Fortepiano Sound, Playing The Piano Sound

    MANUAL II, Harpsichord, Piano or Celesta section. Playing the Piano sound The C-200 also contains an authentic grand piano sound that can be used for solo and ensemble playing. Press the [Piano] piston. The piston lights, the PEDAL, MANUAL I, MANUAL II, Harpsichord, Fortepiano and Celesta sections are switched off.

  • Page 25: Playing The Celesta Sound

    Playing <Basic Operation> Playing the Celesta sound The C-200 also contains an authentic celesta sound. A celesta is an instrument that often looks like an upright piano, but its hammers strike metal plates, making it sound somewhat like a soft glockenspiel.

  • Page 26: Selecting A Classical Tuning (pitch), Selecting A Temperament

    Playing <Basic Operation> Selecting a classical tuning (Pitch) If you’re playing the C-200 together with other instruments in an ensemble, you can adjust the pitch of the C-200 to match the other instruments if necessary. • You can adjust the C-200’s reference pitch by choosing one of four fixed settings: 465Hz (Venetian pitch), 440Hz (default), 415Hz (Baroque pitch), or 392Hz (Versailles pitch).

  • Page 27: Changing The Pitch Of The Keyboard (transpose), Matching The Pitch Of Another Instrument (tuning)

    Matching the pitch of another instrument (Tuning) If you’re playing the C-200 together with other instruments in an ensemble, you can adjust the pitch of the C-200 to match the other instruments if necessary.

  • Page 28: Changing The Split Points

    Pressing a key to the right of the B3 has no effect. tion). To preserve this setting even after switching the C-200 off, you need to save it to the Global area (see p. 33). The split point between the MANUAL I and MANUAL II divisions cannot be moved below the C4.

  • Page 29: Additional Functions For The Classic Organ Sounds, Using The Organ Registration Memories

    Using the organ registration memories The C-200 comes with 8 factory-set memories (4 memories in the M1 bank and 4 memories in the M2 bank) that contain useful organ registrations ranging from very soft (pianissimo) to loud (fortissimo). If you like, you can replace the contents of these memories with your own registrations and settings (see p.

  • Page 30: Saving Your Organ Registration Memories, Switching All Tilt Tabs Off (cancel)

    Switching all tilt tabs off (CANCEL) Sometimes, switching off all active tilt tabs to completely change the organ registration may take too long. That is why the C-200 provides a “Cancel” function that switches off all tilt tabs simultaneously. (The “Cancel” function has no effect on the [Coupler II/I] tilt tab.)

  • Page 31: Saving Your Registration Set To An Optional Usb Memory

    Saving your registration set to an optional USB memory Saving you registration set Loading you registration set The C-200 allows you to save the contents of its 8 regis- Here is how to transfer the registration settings on an tration memories to an optional USB memory.

  • Page 32: Choosing Different Organ Voices And Setting Their Volume (voice Palette)

    If you want to use the newly selected voice each time you press this tab even after switching the C-200 off and back on again, save your settings to the Global area (see p.

  • Page 33: Saving Your Settings To The Global Area, Layering Harpsichord Sounds

    While holding down the [Function] piston, press the [Memory Piston]. Layering harpsichord sounds The C-200 allows you to play up to three harpsichord sounds simultaneously, creating a richer sound. Simultaneously press the Harpsichord pistons for the You cannot use four harpsichord sound simultaneously.

  • Page 34: Using The C-200's Internal Recorder, Recording

    Using the C-200’s internal recorder The C-200 contains a “Song Recorder” function you can use to record your own performances that you can save (and play back) as many songs as the optional USB memory device connected to the USB Memory port will hold, for a maximum of 99 songs.

  • Page 35: Playing Back Your Recorded Song, Saving Your Song To An Optional Usb Memory

    C-200. Therefore, you need to save recordings you want to keep and play back at a later stage. To this end, the C-200 provides a USB Memory port located on the rear panel. The C-200 allows you to save up to 99 songs to an optional USB memory.

  • Page 36: Playing Back Songs On An Optional Usb Memory

    Playing back songs on an optional USB memory You can play back the songs stored on an optional USB memory connected to the C-200. Given the possibility to work with external USB memories, you might be tempted to copy Standard MIDI Files to that device (using your computer, for instance) and play them back using the C-200.

  • Page 37: Loading The Factory Settings

    Additional Convenient Functionality <Advanced Operation> Loading the factory settings If necessary, you can erase all settings you have saved inside the C-200 and instead load the settings the C-200 contained when you first bought it. While holding down the lower part of the [SUBBASS The following procedure will erase all settings you have 16] tilt tab, press the [Lute] piston.

  • Page 38: Playing Through External Amplifiers/recording Your Performance Using An Audio Device

    Turning the power on Turning the power off Set the volume of the C-200 and the connected audio Minimize the volume of the C-200 and of the connected device to the minimum level.

  • Page 39: Using An Optional Sustain Pedal, Using An Optional Expression Pedal

    Using an optional expression pedal An optional expression pedal can be connected to the C-200’s EXP jack and used to set the volume of the organ and orchestral sounds you are using. It has no effect on the Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano or Celesta section.

  • Page 40: Connecting A Pedal Keyboard

    Additional Convenient Functionality <Advanced Operation> Connecting a pedal keyboard By connecting a MIDI pedal keyboard to the C-200, you can play the C-200’s PEDAL division with your feet. (It can then no longer be played via the keyboard, p. 23).

  • Page 41: Connecting The C-200 To Midi Equipment

    Additional Convenient Functionality <Advanced Operation> Connecting the C-200 to MIDI equipment You can use the C-200’s MIDI Out socket to connect external devices, like a sequencer, you want to control. You can use the MIDI In socket to connect external devices, like a sequencer.

  • Page 42: Local On/off Setting

    Most sequencers enable their Thru function, so that the notes that you play on the keyboard or that are played back by the recorder will reach the sound generator section by both routes (1) and (2) if the C-200 is in the Local On state, causing notes to be sounded in duplicate, or to be cut off unnaturally.

  • Page 43: Using The Visual Control Function

    Turning Visual Control on/off Selecting clips on an optional MIDI Visual Control/V-LINK-compatible device Connect the C-200’s MIDI Out socket to the MIDI In Visual Control messages are transmitted on MIDI chan- socket of your optional MIDI Visual Control/V-LINK nel “16”.

  • Page 44: Auto Power Off Function, Expression Pedal Assign Function

    Expression pedal assign function When you connect an optional expression pedal to the C-200 (see p. 39), you can use it to set the level of the MANUAL II division (default). The following function allows you to assign the expression pedal to all organ sections (PEDAL, MANUAL I and MANUAL II).

  • Page 45: Division Sound List

    Division sound list PEDAL division Tablet name Organ voices VP0 (default) SUBBASS 16 Subbass 16 Principal 16 Bourdon 16 Open Wood 16 BOURDON 8 Bourdon 8 Octave 8 Flute 8 Octava 8 User Organ voices VP0 (default) Lieb Gedackt 16 Bombarde 16 Principals + Mix Reeds + Mix...

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    Division sound list MANUAL II division Tablet name Organ voices VP0 (default) STILL GEDACKT 8 Still Gedackt 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Spitzgeigen 8 Celeste III NACHTHORN 4 Nachthorn 4 Flute 4 Spillflute 4 Flute Trav 4 Mixture III Cymbal III NAZARD 2 Nazard 2 Nasat 2...

  • Page 47: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart [Classic Keyboard] Date: March 2011 Model: C-200 Version: 1.00 Function... Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Default 1, 12, 13, 14, 16 1, 12, 13, 14, 11 1= Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Channel Changed Piano, Celesta 12= MANUAL I, 13= MANUAL II,...

  • Page 48: Specifications

    Output jacks R, L/Mono: 1/4” phone jacks MIDI connectos (In, Out) Connectors PK In connector Pedal jacks (Sustain, EXP) DC IN connector (use Roland PSB-7U adaptor only) USB memory port Power Supply DC 12 V (supplied PSB-7U AC adaptor) Power Consumption...

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    Specifications Weight 12 kg/26 lbs 8 oz. including the music rest Accessories Owner’s manual, PSB-7U(S) AC adaptor, Power cord, Music rest Configuration no. 1 Stand CKS-C200 Pedal Keyboard PK-25A/PK-7A/PK-5A Bench BNC-23-BK (recommended when using a PK-25A pedal keyboard) Bench BNC-15-BK (recommended when using a PK-5A, PK-7A pedal keyboard) (Note: either bench is suitable if no pedal keyboard is used.) Options Configuration no.

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    For EU Countries For China...

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