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Williams Rhapsody Owner's Manual

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  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety InStructIonS Do not use near water. Clean only with a soft, dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Do not place near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produces heat. Protect the DC power adaptor from being walked on or pinched.
  • Page 4: Assembly

    Slide back brackets over buttons Plug in Plug in the Pedal Cable DC Power Adaptor Now that the piano is fully assembled, make sure to read the following user’s manual to get the most enjoyment from your new Williams piano.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    • Please ensure proper disposal of all packing materials. InItIal operatIon / QuIck Start After assembling the Rhapsody, turn on the power switch on the left side of the front panel. The LED display will show: pno Choose the desired sound using the Voice Select buttons to the left of the LED display.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    table of contentS Main MIDI Transmit Channel (C 2) ......19 Important Safety InStructIonS ....3 Numeric Data Entry Keys ........19 aSSembly ..............4 Enter Key (C7) ............20 Cancel Key (B6) ............20 IntroDuctIon ............5 Data Control Assign Key (C 6) ........20 before you Get StarteD ........5 Panic Key (F 6) ............20 Default Key (F...
  • Page 7: Taking Care Of Your Digital Piano

    DIGItal pIano This Williams Rhapsody digital piano will provide years of musical enjoyment when the follow the suggestions are followed. product Servicing This product should be serviced by qualified service personnel when: • The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
  • Page 8: Connector Panel

    This jack allows the transfer of MIDI information over USB to a computer. Because your Rhapsody is USB Class Compliant, there is no need to install a driver to enable it to work with OSX, Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.
  • Page 9: Voices

    Though the [DATA CONTROL] knob may be used A demo song may be selected for playing by either of to edit a variety of functions on the Rhapsody, it will two methods: always revert to its default function of controlling metronome tempo if left inactive for 10 seconds.
  • Page 10 Harpsichord reverb Choir The Reverb effect may be applied to each voice individually and will be retained even when the To stop the demo song. Press the [SONG] button power is turned off. again. To replay the current song from the beginning, To apply reverb, select the desired voice and press press the flashing voice select button.
  • Page 11: Layer Mode

    layer mode In Layer mode two voices may be played simultaneously, each at selected volumes. To enter Layer mode, press and hold the button to NOTE: If Split Mode (below) is engaged and Layer select the Main sound, then press the button for Layer Mode is selected, the Layer Voice will only be applied to sound, and release.
  • Page 12: Transpose

    change the Split point desired value (0-127) while striking any keyboard key to hear the effect. Press and hold the [SPLIT] button for 1 second, then press the appropriate piano key. change the Split (left hand) voice Press and hold the [SPLIT] button while depressing the desired Voice Select button.
  • Page 13: Octave

    Though the [DATA CONTROL] knob may be used to edit a variety of functions on the Rhapsody, it will The Octave function will raise or lower the keyboard always revert to its default function of controlling pitch in octave increments from -3 to +3.
  • Page 14: To Record A Track

    SonG recorDInG recorded while recording a complementary part on a second track. The Rhapsody automates some of the track selections to make the Song Recorder The Song Recorder built into the piano can record more intuitive: two individual tracks, allowing you to record one part...
  • Page 15 When the LED display shows the track you wish to The track will be erased, and the piano will be back in record to, you may begin playing whenever you are Performance Mode. ready, and recording will automatically begin as soon as you play the first note.
  • Page 16 Use the [DATA CONTROL] knob to select one of the following: Turn the [DATA CONTROL] knob until the LED displays: clr. SnG: Playback of both of the Song Recorder tracks simultaneously. tr1: Playback of Song Recorder track 1. tr2: Playback of Song Recorder track 2. Begin playing the keyboard.
  • Page 17: Edit Functions

    3 key): The high setting generates higher velocity values for the same force and is useful for The Rhapsody is tuned to A440 when the power is playing more loudly, even with a light touch. When turned on and does not require tuning. However, if selected, the LED shows: hI.
  • Page 18: Midi Functions

    Turning the Local On/Off function to “Off ” will disconnect the keyboard from the internal sound engine of the piano. The Rhapsody may then be used as a MIDI controller to control other MIDI devices or virtual instrument software running on a computer, mIDI channels without playing the sounds on the piano.
  • Page 19: Main Midi Transmit Channel (C 2)

    turn local on/off to off NOTE: The MIDI channels used for the Split and Layer voices are relative to the Main MIDI Transmit Channel, • Press the [FUNCTION] key to enter in the following ways: Edit Mode Split Voice Transmit Channel: •...
  • Page 20: Enter Key (C7)

    [DATA CONTROL] knob. cancel key (b  6) Pressing the Cancel key at any time while in Edit Mode will exit Edit Mode and return the Rhapsody to Press the ENTER key (C7). Performance Mode. Settings will remain unchanged.
  • Page 21: Default Key (F5)

    NOTE: The Piano Reset procedure described under Panel Controls also sends out “Reset All Controllers” Once you have pressed the Default Key, the Rhapsody and “All Notes Off ” MIDI messages, but on MIDI will automatically be back in Performance Mode, Channel 1 only.
  • Page 22: Sending Bank Msb Changes

    (F#1) The LED display will momentarily show: pGn. the Bank MSB value you want to send. The Rhapsody is back in Performance Mode, and the [DATA CONTROL] knob has been assigned so that a MIDI Program Change will be sent out each time the knob is turned.
  • Page 23: Sending Bank Lsb Changes

    The Rhapsody is now back in Performance Mode and the [DATA CONTROL] knob has been assigned to send Bank MSB values. NOTE: this is different than the Bank MSB Key (B5) • Press the Enter Key (C7) to send the MIDI that you used to input a single Bank MSB value.
  • Page 24: Midi Implementation Chart

    0-127 5,66,67,80,81,91,93,10 0,101,121 0~127 * 8 sounds only on program change True # 0-7* ******* Rhapsody, PFM= 0-7 *The controller will recognize and respond to GM System exclusive Yes* Yes* Device inquiries. Master Tune / Master Volume supported.
  • Page 25: Data Control Assignments

    Data control aSSIGnmentS cc no. controller name Display name Default value Tempo 20~280 Octave Transpose Voice Select (same as CTRL 7 below) Layer Volume Split Volume Metronome Volume Time Signature Program Change Bank Change LSB Bank Change MSB MIDI Transmit Channel Voice Select Master Tune 0 Bank Select (coarse)
  • Page 26 42 Pan position (fine) cc no. controller name Display name Default value 43 Expression (fine) 44 Effect Control 1 (fine) 45 Effect Control 2 (fine) 46-63 046,047,048...063 64 Hold Pedal (on/off) 65 Portamento (on/off) 66 Sostenuto Pedal (on/off) 67 Soft Pedal (on/off) 68 Legato Pedal (on/off) 69 Hold 2 Pedal (on/off) 70 Sound Variation...
  • Page 27: Appendix A: Default Settings

    appenDIx a Default Settings The table below shows the piano factory default settings and whether or not user changes to these settings are retained after a power-cycle (turning the device off and on). parameter factory Default retained on power-Down Program Number & Voice Selected 000 - Grand Piano Bank MSB Number Bank LSB Number...
  • Page 28 additional Default Information effects Defaults Sound name reverb on/off reverb Depth chorus on/off chorus Depth Grand Piano Electric Piano 1 Church Organ Strings Vibraphone Guitar Bright Piano Electric Piano 2 Rock Organ Bass Harpsichord Choir other Defaults parameter Default value range Octave Shift -2 to +3 Transpose...
  • Page 29: Appendix B: Advanced Functions

    appenDIx b advance functions keyboard chart...
  • Page 30: Appendix C: Piano Resets

    • Assign [DATA CONTROL] to Voice Volume • Set Volume levels for Main Voice, Split The Rhapsody will return to Performance Mode Voice and Layer Voice to defaults (ready-to-play). All button LEDs will return to • Set Pan to 64 for Main Voice, Split their default state.
  • Page 31: Appendix D: Specifications

    appenDIx D Specifications Specification value Keyboard 88 weighted, hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys Display Voices Polyphony Voice Control Layer, Touch, Trans, Split, Metro Pedals 1 – Sustain Demo Songs Song Recording Two track, 10,000 notes per track MIDI Transmit Settings, Local Control Connectors MIDI In/Out, Sustain Pedal, Line Out (L/R), Phones Speakers...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    (1) year from the date of original purchase. If this limited to, the express warranty and the implied warranties of Williams piano is defective, at its option during the warranty merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are limited period, subject to the terms of this limited warranty and upon to the one (1) year warranty period.
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