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AP-250
USER'S GUIDE
GUÍA DEL USUARIO
Please keep all information for future reference.
Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the piano, be sure to read
the separate "Safety Precautions".
Precauciones de seguridad
Antes de intentar usar el piano, asegúrese de
leer las "Precauciones de seguridad" separadas.
AP250-ES-1A
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    AP-250 USER’S GUIDE GUÍA DEL USUARIO Please keep all information for future reference. Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the piano, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. Precauciones de seguridad Antes de intentar usar el piano, asegúrese de...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: AP-250 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801 Telephone number: 973-361-5400...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Assembling the Stand ....................E-29 Unpacking..............E-29 To connect the pedal cord......... E-31 To assemble the stand ..........E-29 To install the music stand.......... E-31 General Guide ........E-2 Configuring Settings with the Keyboard......E-20 FUNCTION Button............E-3 Saving Settings and Using Operation Lock ....E-3 To configure settings with the keyboard....

  • Page 4: General Guide

    General Guide Bottom Rear Front...

  • Page 5: Function Button

    General Guide NOTE • The names shown here are always indicated in bold when they appear within the text of this manual. 1 P (POWER) button 8 GRAND PIANO (MODERN) button 2 VOLUME controller 9 ELEC PIANO button 3 FUNCTION button bk Pedal connector 4 SONG a, DEMO button bl USB port...

  • Page 6: Power Outlet

    Power Outlet ■ To release the clip Your digital piano runs on standard household power. Be sure to turn off power whenever you are not using As shown in the illustration, press (b) in the direction the digital piano. indicated by the arrow. Using an AC Adaptor Use only the AC adaptor (JEITA Standard, with unified polarity plug) that comes with this digital piano.

  • Page 7: Turning Power On Or Off

    Power Outlet Auto Power Off Turning Power On or Off This digital piano is designed to turn off automatically Press the P (POWER) button to turn on to avoid wasting power after no operation is performed for a preset amount of time. The Auto digital piano power.

  • Page 8: Connections

    Connections Connecting Audio Equipment IMPORTANT! • Whenever connecting something to the digital piano, or an Amplifier first use the VOLUME controller to set the volume to a low level. After connecting, you can adjust the You can connect audio equipment or a music amplifier volume to the level you want.

  • Page 9: Bundled And Optional Accessories

    Use of unauthorized accessories creates the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury. NOTE • You can get information about accessories that are sold separately for this product from the CASIO catalog available from your retailer, and from the CASIO website at the following URL. http://world.casio.com/...

  • Page 10: Playing With Different Tones

    Playing with Different Tones VOLUME FUNCTION METRONOME ELEC PIANO SONG a GRAND PIANO Selecting and Playing a Tone The piano comes with 18 built-in tones. • The names of the tones are marked above the keyboard keys to which they are assigned. To select a tone Select the tone you want.

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    Playing with Different Tones Bass Tones (BASS 1, BASS 2) NOTE Selecting either of the two BASS (LOWER) tones (1 or • Of the digital piano’s 18 built-in tones, the first five are grand piano tone. Each tone has its own 2) in step 1 of the above procedure will assign the distinctive merits, so you should select the tone that selected bass tone to the low range (left side) of the...

  • Page 12: Layering Two Tones

    Playing with Different Tones To adjust the volume balance between Layering Two Tones two layered tones Use the following procedure to layer two tones, so they sound at the same time. While holding down the FUNCTION button, When specifying two tones for layering, first tone you use the keyboard keys shown below to adjust select will be the main tone, while the second tone will the volume of the layered tones.

  • Page 13: Using Effects

    Playing with Different Tones Using Effects Using the Digital Piano’s Pedals Reverb : Makes your notes resonate. Chorus : Adds more breadth to your notes. Your digital piano comes equipped with three pedals: damper, soft, and sostenuto. While holding down the FUNCTION button, use the Reverb or Chorus keyboard key to cycle through the available settings.

  • Page 14: Using The Metronome

    Playing with Different Tones Press the METRONOME button or SONG Using the Metronome a button to turn off the metronome. Press the METRONOME button. NOTE • This starts the metronome. • To return the tempo setting to the default tempo of •...

  • Page 15: Playing A Piano Duet

    Playing with Different Tones Changing the Octaves of the duet Playing a Piano Duet keyboards You can use the Duet Mode to split the piano’s You can change the ranges of the left and right keyboard in the center so two people can play a duet. keyboards in octave units from their initial default The left and right side keyboards have virtually the settings.

  • Page 16: Playing Back Built-in Songs

    Playing Back Built-in Songs FUNCTION RECORDER SONG a Your digital piano comes with a Music Library of 60 To change demo playback to a different song, built-in tunes. You can play all 60 tunes in sequence, hold down the FUNCTION button as you use from beginning to end.

  • Page 17: Playing Back A Specific Music Library Song

    Playing Back Built-in Songs Playing Back a Specific Music Practicing with a Music Library Library Song Song The Music Library includes both built-in songs (01 to You can turn off the left hand part or right hand part of 60), plus songs (61 to 70) that have been saved to digital a song and play along on the piano.

  • Page 18: Recording And Play Back

    Track 1 and Track 2. You can operations. record each track separately and then combine them so they play back together as a single song. IMPORTANT! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. takes no While playing responsibility for any damages, lost profits, or claims Track 1 Record back.

  • Page 19: To Record To A Specific Track Of A Song

    Recording and Play Back Start playing something on the keyboard. To record to a specific track of • Recording will start automatically. a song To stop recording, press the SONG a After recording to either of the tracks of a song, you can button.

  • Page 20: To Record To One Track Of A Song While Listening To The Playback Of The Other Track

    Recording and Play Back To record to one track of a Playing Back from Digital song while listening to the Piano Memory playback of the other track Press the RECORDER button so its lamp is lit. Press the RECORDER button so its lamp is lit.

  • Page 21: Deleting Recorded Data

    Recording and Play Back Deleting Recorded Data The following procedure deletes a specific track of a song. IMPORTANT! • The procedure below deletes all of the data of the selected track. Note that the delete operation cannot be undone. Check to make sure you really do not need the data in digital piano memory before you perform the following steps.

  • Page 22: Configuring Settings With The Keyboard

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard FUNCTION In addition to selecting tones and Music Library tunes, Release the FUNCTION button to complete you also can use the FUNCTION button in the setting procedure. combination with the keyboard keys to configure effect, keyboard touch, and other settings. NOTE •...

  • Page 23: Keyboard Keys Used For Configuring Settings

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard Keyboard Keys Used for Configuring Settings • The numbers 1 through cl correspond to the same numbers in the “Parameter List” on pages E-22 - E-24. [Left keyboard] Keyboard key (Transpose) Keyboard tuning (Tuning) Octave shift Temperament Tempo/Temperament select [Overall]...

  • Page 24: Brilliance

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard Parameter List ■ Tones Operation Parameter Settings Type Description Remarks (page E-20) Tone selection See page E-8. Assigns a tone to the keyboard. Default: GRAND (page E-8) PIANO (CONCERT) Reverb Off (OFF), 1 to 4 Specifies the reverb of notes.

  • Page 25: Temperament Base Note

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard ■ Keyboard Operation Type Parameter Settings Description Remarks (page E-20) Keyboard key –12 to 0 to 12 Raises or lowers the tuning of • The transpose setting cannot be (Transpose) Default: 0 the digital piano in semitone configured while Music Library steps.

  • Page 26: Usb Device Mode

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard ■ MIDI and Other Settings Operation Parameter Settings Type Description Remarks (page E-20) USB device MIDI, Storage – The digital piano enters MIDI • While Storage is selected for this setting, the mode Default: MIDI mode automatically when it is GRAND PIANO (CONCERT, MODERN) connected to a computer by a USB...

  • Page 27: Connecting To A Computer

    Configure the music software settings to *1: Windows XP Home Edition select one of the following as the MIDI device. Windows XP Professional (32-bit) CASIO USB-MIDI : (For Windows Vista, Windows 7, *2: Windows Vista (32-bit) Mac OS X) *3: Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

  • Page 28: Using Midi

    (machines) produced by different manufacturers. NOTE • For detailed information about MIDI Implementation, visit the CASIO website at: http://world.casio.com/. • While holding down the FUNCTION button, press See “Send channel” and “Local control” on page E-24. the keyboard key that corresponds to the USB device mode (page E-21).

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    User songs MUSICLIB .MID: SMF format data (format 0/1) 1. Open the MUSICLIB folder. .CM2: CASIO original 2. Copy the song file(.MID or .CM2) to the number- format data named subfolder (61 to 70) whose name matches the Recorder RECORDER BIDREC01.CSR: CASIO...

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    Connecting to a Computer After the file copy operation is complete, return the USB device mode to MIDI. • If you are using a Macintosh, perform the eject operation (drag them to the trash can). • While holding down the FUNCTION button, press the applicable keyboard key.

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    • Cover the screw heads with the caps J. IMPORTANT! • If anything is missing or damaged, contact your local CASIO service provider. • Note that use of any unauthorized parts or components can cause damage to the stand and/or the piano.

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    Assembling the Stand Slide back panel C into the grooves 4 of the Adjust the height adjustment screw 7 to side panels. provide support so crosspiece D does not bow downwards when the pedals are • After you slide back panel C into place, the positions of its screw holes should be aligned with those of pressed.

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    Assembling the Stand Use the two screws H to secure the piano to To connect the pedal cord the stand. Orienting the pedal plug as shown in the illustration, plug it into the pedal connector on the bottom of the piano. •...

  • Page 34: Reference

    Reference Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action Page No sound is produced when I 1. The VOLUME controller is set to 1. Rotate the VOLUME controller more press a keyboard key. “MIN”. towards “MAX”. 2. Headphones or an adaptor plug is 2. Disconnect whatever is connected to the plugged into one of the PHONES PHONES jacks.

  • Page 35: Product Specifications

    Reference Product Specifications Model AP-250BK/AP-250BN Keyboard 88-key piano keyboard, with Touch Response Maximum Polyphony 128 notes Tones • Layer (excluding bass tones) • Split (Low-range bass tones only) Effects Brilliance (–3 to 0 to 3), Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), DSP, Damper Resonance Metronome •...

  • Page 36: Operating Precautions

    Be sure to read and observe the following operating contents of this manual without the consent of precautions. CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws. • IN NO EVENT SHALL CASIO BE LIABLE FOR ■ Location ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, Avoid the following locations for this product.

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    Reference AC Adaptor Handling Precautions Model: AD-A12150LW 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions on hand. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this product near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7.

  • Page 38: Appendix

    Appendix/Apéndice Tone List/Lista de tonos Song List/Lista de canciones Bank Select MSB/ No./Nº Song Name/Nombre de canciones Tone Name/ Program Change/ MSB de selección de Nocturne Op.9-2 Nombre de tonos Cambio de programa banco Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 GRAND PIANO CONCERT Étude Op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu” GRAND PIANO MODERN Étude Op.10-5 “Black Keys”...

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    This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. Esta marca de reciclaje indica que el empaquetado se ajusta a la legislación de protección ambiental en Alemania. MA1206-A Printed in China...

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