Playing the PS60 and using the performance controls
Layering multiple sounds (Layer)
You can play multiple sounds simultaneously. This
type of setting is called a "layer."
1. Hold down one of the ON buttons whose timbres
you want to layer, and then press the ON buttons
for the other desired timbres, making their
indicators light. When you release the buttons, the
sounds will be selected.
The master effect and EQ settings of the timbre you
first turned on will be used.
For example, suppose you hold down A.PIANO and
then press and hold STRINGS and BRASS
consecutively, then release these buttons. The display
will show as depicted in the following illustration.
When you play the keyboard, you'll hear these three
sounds layered. This allows you to play richer sounds
than a single program could produce.
The master effect and EQ settings of the A.PIANO
program will be used.
Tip: When you're using layer settings, you can switch a
timbre on/off by holding down the EXIT button and
pressing that timbre's ON button.
Timbre on/off status
Note: An "E" symbol is shown in the left side of the
display's upper line, indicating that the settings have
been edited. This "E" symbol appears when you've
modified the saved settings by operating the perfor-
mance controls, etc.
2. Use each timbre's variation buttons to select a
program for that timbre.
Note: The master effect and EQ settings of the program
of the timbre you first turned on in step 1 will be used;
these settings will not change even if you switch varia-
tions. Although these master effect and EQ settings are
maintained until you return to single mode, you are
free to adjust them using the buttons and knobs on the
right side of the front panel (p. 20).
The insert effect assigned to each program will be
reloaded each time you switch variations.
Playing different sounds in different
regions of the keyboard (Split)
You can divide the PS60's keyboard into two regions,
and play different sounds in each region. This type of
setting is called a "split."
The two regions are referred to as the Lower region
(lower notes) and Upper region (higher notes), and the
key at which they are divided is called the "split point."
The split point is the lowest key in the upper region.
Main timbres and sub timbres
The six timbres A.PIANO–SYNTH you used as
described above in "Using a single timbre (Single)"
and "Layering multiple sounds (Layer)" (p. 13) are
the "main timbres." When you're using split settings,
you can use another six "sub timbres" A.PIANO–
SYNTH in addition to these six main timbres. Since
you can use up to six categories each for lower and
upper, this allows you to play a total of twelve sounds
The "main timbres" are used regardless of whether
split is on/off; the "sub timbres" are added when you
make split settings.
In the display when you're selecting performances, the
main timbres are enclosed in square brackets [ ].
(Split is off ) Main timbres (split is off )
(Split is on) Lower: main timbres / Upper: sub timbres
(Split is on) Lower: sub timbres / Upper: main timbres
The effect and EQ settings of the main timbres will
take priority for the main timbres and the sub timbres.
When split settings are used, sub timbres are added
but the number of effects does not change, so they are
shared by the main timbres and sub timbres. The order
of priority is as follows.
• The insert effects are shared by identically-named
timbres (categories); the settings of the main timbre
• The master effect and EQ are shared by the main
timbre and sub timbres, and the settings of the main
timbres take priority.
( "Effect priority order," p. 59)