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DO NOT modify this unit or commission others to do so unless specifically authorized by Yamaha. Product performance and/or safety standards may be diminished. Claims filed under the expressed warranty may be denied if the unit is/has been modified.
2. Main Power Supply Verification: Yamaha products are manufactured specifically for the supply voltage in the 10. The power supply cord (plug) should be disconnected area where they are to be sold.
Steuergerätes. Unit. (2) Placer le support métallique (2) Schieben Sie den mit dem (2) Place the metal suspension (fourni avec le Disklavier Disklavier gelieferten bracket, included with the pour piano à queue) sur le Metallhalter über das Disklavier grand model, over boîtier de commande, puis...
(4) Schließen Sie das Steuerkabel (4) Raccorder le câble de (4) Insert the control cable into an den D-SUB-Anschluss auf commande au connecteur D- the D-SUB connector on the der Rückseite des SUB situé au dos du boîtier back of the Control Unit, Steuergerätes an, und ziehen de commande, puis serrer then securely tighten the two...
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Yamaha pianos the world’s finest. Before using your Disklavier piano, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
• When disconnecting the power cable from an • If you plan not to use the Disklavier for a long AC outlet, always pull from the plug. Never period of time (such as when you are on pull the cable.
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the Disklavier. • Do not install the dry batteries with the “+” However, if you discover a stain, carefully use and “–” poles reversed. Misaligning the poles a soft damp cloth to remove it.
Balancing the Ensemble Volume (TG Master Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Disklavier Balance) ............21 Items Supplied with the Disklavier ....1 Changing the Tempo ........22 Connecting the Control Unit ......1 Transposing a Song ......... 22 Connecting the Power Cable ......2 Using the Remote Control ........
Selecting Tracks for the Piano Parts ....41 Advanced Operations Chapter 12 Storing and Managing Controlling the Disklavier in Real Time ..68 Songs on Disks Sending Song Data to a MIDI Instrument ..69 Playing Back Import Files ........ 70 Memory Disks ..........
Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Disklavier This chapter provides information on the supplied items and how to set up your Disklavier. Items Supplied with Connecting the Control the Disklavier Unit Check that the following items are supplied with Make sure that the control cable extending from...
Disklavier, see Chapter 16 “The Disklavier & MIDI.” A diagram inside the battery compartment shows ☛ To connect a personal computer to the Disklavier, which way the batteries should be installed. Make see Chapter 17 “The Disklavier & Personal sure you insert them correctly.
Basic Disklavier Terminology The following is a list of several basic Disklavier words that you may need to know before proceeding with operational procedures in this manual. For additional Disklavier terminology, see the glossary provided in Chapter 21. Disk included are classical, jazz, and popular. The disk “Disk”...
Chapter 2 Names of Parts and Their Functions This chapter describes the functions of the buttons and other parts of the Disklavier. Control Unit — Front Panel CONTROL UNIT DKC55 GENERAL INSTRUMENT PLAY/PAUSE VOLUME –10 –8 –6 –4 –2 STOP DRIVE SONG SELECT/REV •...
TO CONTROL CABLE TO HOST FOR PIANO MIDI MIDI OUT TO HOST (serial port) Used to connect the Disklavier with a personal Used to connect external MIDI equipment for computer. outputting MIDI data. HOST SELECT MIDI IN Used to select the host computer connected to the Used to connect external MIDI equipment for TO HOST connector.
Used to adjust the bass sound of the built-in speakers. MAINS (ON/OFF) switch TREBLE knob Press to switch on/off the Disklavier. Used to adjust the treble sound of the built-in AUX OUT L/L+R, R speakers. Used to connect external audio equipment.
Silent Control Box (for models with Silent system playback) SILENT VOLUME HEADPHONES REVERB [SILENT] button HEADPHONES jacks Used to engage the Silent system. Connect HPE-170 stereo headphones or other The acoustic piano is silenced and sound is output standard stereo headphones here for listening to from the digital piano.
[STOP] button Used to stop playback. [PART SELECT] buttons For L/R and Ensemble songs, these buttons are used to choose which part will play: left-hand part, right-hand part, or both parts. [SEARCH] button Used to access the Search function. [DRIVE] button Used to select a disk.
Chapter 3 Floppy Disks and Memory Disks The Disklavier can play back songs stored on floppy disks such as PianoSoft and PianoSoft . Plus song disks or on its internal Memory Disks. Accidental Erasure Protection Floppy Disks Floppy disks have an erasure protection tab which protects valuable song data against accidental Besides PianoSoft and PianoSoft .
Inserting & Ejecting Floppy Memory Disks Disks The Disklavier has 16 Mbytes (1 Mbyte × 16 Memory Disks) of internal flash memory for Inserting storing song data. They are numbered 0 to 9 and Carefully insert the disk into the disk drive shutter A to F.
Chapter 4 Turning On/Off Your Disklavier This chapter describes how to turn on and off your Disklavier and how to set the internal calendar. Turning your Disklavier on/off is a basic and very important procedure. Always be sure to follow the steps described below when you turn on or off your Disklavier.
A display similar to the following appears, Calendar with the clock stopped and the hours display flashing. The Disklavier has an internal calendar that can be set from 1/1/1985 00:00:00 to 12/31/2084 23:59:59. Set the calendar accurately so that the Flashes Disklavier displays the correct current time during Stop mode.
Time Display or continuous pedal data (half pedal). When the Disklavier is not playing, the current On/off pedal data turns the pedals on and off. It time is displayed in hours and minutes. The...
Tone Generator The tone generator mode used by the selected song is indicated on the display: XG or GM. If the song uses the Disklavier’s internal XG tone Cursor position generator, the display will indicate XG. This display is replaced by the tempo display when * In this case, [–/NO] [+/YES] [ <...
XG tone generator and output from the built-in speakers. Follow the procedure below to play back a song. If you are using the Disklavier for the first time, you can use the enclosed sample floppy disk or Memory Disk 0 as they contain a short sample song.
Pausing Playback Press [PLAY/PAUSE]. PLAY/PAUSE Press [PLAY/PAUSE]. PLAY/PAUSE The PLAY/PAUSE indicator lights and song No.1 starts playing. The time display starts counting up and the Playback stops and the PLAY/PAUSE velocity meters show the velocity of the indicator flashes. piano part notes currently being played, as shown.
Using the Number Pad Selecting Songs with the Control Unit To select a song from 1 to 9, press the corresponding number button. Press [SONG SELECT ] to select the next song. SEARCH Press [SONG SELECT ] to select the previous song. SONG SELECT/REV •...
Fast Preview & Review Fast Forward & Reverse During song playback, Fast Preview and Review In Pause mode, fast forward and reverse allow allow you to quickly search through a song with you to quickly locate a desired position in a song. the piano still playing.
Once you set the volume of the Amplifier, you do not need to adjust it frequently. The volume level setting is saved when another song is selected, another disk inserted or selected, or when the Disklavier is turned off. Note: This setting does not affect manual playing.
Adjusting the Tone On the Control Unit, press the Selector until the VOLUME indicator lights. Then press You can also adjust the tone using the BASS and [–/NO] to decrease or [+/YES] to TREBLE knobs on the Amplifier, if necessary. increase the volume.
(karaoke) in a different key from the original recording. These tempo settings remain in effect until the disk is ejected or the Disklavier is turned off. Transposition changes remain in effect until the disk is ejected or the Disklavier is turned off.
Ensemble parts are output through the built-in or stereo headphones. speakers. By adjusting the volume, you can listen With this Silent feature, the Disklavier offers to songs at a lower volume than is possible with additional convenience for enjoying your the acoustic piano.
REVERB You can listen to playback through the headphones. Two sets of headphones can be connected simultaneously. In this case, the two headphones should be of the same model. Note: For optimum results, YAMAHA HPE-170 headphones (optionally available) are recommended.
REVERB Note: Reverb settings made in the Control Follow the procedure below to apply reverb to the Unit are saved when the Disklavier is digital piano sound in Silent or Quiet mode. turned off. ☛ Reverb effects can be set along with the polyphony setting and the setting for canceling keyboard action.
32 or 64. be sounded simultaneously. –/NO +/YES The Disklavier is set to 32-note stereo sampling polyphony by default. In other words, it plays up to 32 notes at a time (including sustained notes) in stereo. However, in special cases such as when playing...
SILENT The Silent system is disengaged. Note: You may hear a small noise from the motor that drives the hammer shank stopper when the Silent system is engaged. This does not indicate that there is anything wrong with the Disklavier.
Chapter 8 Repeat Playback This chapter describes various repeat playback functions that you may want to use for entertainment and study purposes. You can repeatedly play back songs or specific passages within a song. All Song, Single Song, Random Repeat There are three Repeat modes (ALL, RPT, RND) as described below.
Once specified, points A and B are saved until the to point B and then stops. The song returns disk is ejected or the Disklavier is turned off. to point A and Pause mode is engaged. Note: This function can be set with the remote control only.
Segment A~ (Return & In this case, playback stops, the song returns to point A, and Pause mode is Pause) Repeat engaged. In Segment A~ Repeat, playback can be Point A Press the [REV] button repeatedly restarted from a specified point in a SONG 1 SONG 2 SONG 3...
Once a time value has been entered, it is saved continue from the new point when the until the disk is ejected or the Disklavier is turned search is complete. If the Disklavier was off. If you want to search for the same point not playing, Pause mode is engaged when again, just press the search button again.
Chapter 9 Useful Functions for Learning Piano This chapter describes useful functions for piano study, such as practicing one hand while the Disklavier plays the other, operating the pedals, and using the built-in metronome. Canceling the Left- A part can also be canceled by...
You can now play the pedals yourself. All metronome parameters are reset when a disk “PDoff” remains on the display until the is ejected or when the Disklavier is turned off. pedals are turned on again. To turn the pedals back on, hold Press [METRONOME].
Playback with the The following table shows the metronome parameters that can be set. Metronome Parameter Range Default Notes 1 Click ON/OFF If set to off, For songs recorded with the metronome using the the volume measures and beats time format, you can sound indicators the metronome along with song playback.
Foot Controller (for models with Silent system playback) In Silent and Quiet modes, you can listen to An optional Yamaha foot switch or foot controller playback with the metronome turned on. The can be used to operate various Disklavier volume of the metronome can be adjusted in a functions.
Using a Foot Controller to Control the Tempo By connecting an optional Yamaha FC-7 controller pedal, playback tempo can also be controlled. The following table shows which functions can be controlled using the controller pedal. Current Mode Pedal Down Pedal Up...
Disklavier keyboard. playing Ensemble songs. Tuning settings are saved even when the Disklavier is turned off. Each time the Disklavier is turned on, the tuning settings are sent automatically to the internal tone generator, so you need only perform this fine tuning operation once.
MIDI instrument connected to press [>]. the MIDI OUT connector. You can use this to double up the Disklavier piano parts with a different voice, say strings or vibes. The following display appears. This technique is sometimes referred to as voice layering or unison.
Displaying Ensemble Press [ > ] until the c cursor is next Voices to the Piano Part ESBL Out parameter. When an Ensemble song starts playing back, MIDI Program Change messages are sent to the internal XG tone generator. These Program Change messages tell the tone generator which voices to select for each ensemble track.
However, when another PianoSoft or next to L= or R=, and the symbol moves Disklavier song is played back, the piano will across the display, to indicate which track play tracks 1 and 2 as normal (L=01 and R=02).
Chapter 11 Using the AUX Connectors You can connect the Disklavier to external audio devices, such as speakers, a tape recorder or a CD player. AUX OUT Turn on the Control Unit first, then turn on the external device. You can output sound through external devices...
LINE OUT jack. In this case, use the You can also connect an external device such as a headphone jack on the external device CD player or tape recorder to the Disklavier and instead of the LINE OUT jack. play along with your favorite recording.
Storing and Managing Songs on Disks The Disklavier can play back songs stored on floppy disks, such as PianoSoft and PianoSoft . Plus song disks, or songs copied to its Memory Disks. The first section of this chapter describes Memory Disks and how to specify a disk for playback. The following sections describe how to copy songs and other song file management utilities common to both floppy disks and Memory Disks.
Copying Songs Press [>] to position the c cursor next to the Song Copy option, You can copy songs stored on a disk to another then press [ENTER]. one song at a time or all songs at once. A display similar to the following appears. Songs stored on a floppy disk can be copied to the same floppy disk, to another floppy disk or to a Memory Disk.
“unprotected.” See “Formatting Disks” and “Floppy Disk Accidental Erasure Protection” on page 61. If the destination disk has not been formatted in the Disklavier, the message “UNFORMATTED DISK” appears. In this case, cancel the song copy process and format the disk.
Disks” and “Floppy Disk Accidental Accidental Erasure Protection” on page Erasure Protection” on page 61. If the destination disk has not been formatted in the Disklavier, the message Press [FUNC.]. “UNFORMATTED DISK” appears. In this case, cancel the song copy process The FUNC.
Deleting Songs The copy process may take several seconds depending on the size of the disk content. If the disk content is too large or if the You can delete songs stored on a disk one song at destination disk becomes full, the following a time or all songs at once.
Rearranging the Song The following display appears. Order (Song Sort) You can rearrange the order of songs on a disk. TO DELETE ONE SONG Specify a disk. Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons to select the song that you want to delete. Press [FUNC.].
“measures and beats” (metronome) to “minutes and seconds” or vice versa. Note: At this point of the procedure, the Disklavier has not saved the sorted Specify a disk. song data to disk — it is asking if you want to sort some more songs before saving the sorted song data and exiting the song sort function.
When you have selected a song, press [>], then use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons to select the time display. TIME: minutes and seconds display METRONOME: measures and beats display Press [ENTER]. Note: You cannot change the time display of copy-protected songs.
Memory Disks in a Group The 16 Memory Disks of the Disklavier are numbered from 0 to 9 and A to F. You can specify and play back one disk, or specify several disks to be played back sequentially. To play several disks, what you actually do is form a group of Memory Disks.
Chain-Playing Disks in Use [<] and [>] to move the a Group cursor to a disk number, then use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons to select or unselect it. One of the advantages of the group feature is its ability to automatically play back disks in a group consecutively without the need to make settings after each Memory Disk has finished playing.
Canceling Group Disks are played back from left to right in the display. The chain will not repeat Functions unless the “All Repeat” setting is made (see Chapter 8 “Repeat Playback” for details). You can choose to manage your disks in disk units Disks represented by “x”...
With the cursor at the End option, press [ENTER] to restart the Control Unit. This is the same as turning off the Control Unit and then turning it back on. The standard disk title display appears. The disk title display shows [- - - -] to indicate that no group is selected.
Chapter 14 Timer Play You can program your Disklavier to play back groups of disks at various specified times. All you need to do is register up to a maximum of 99 timer settings, and your Disklavier will perform them unattended.
When you set a program and go to the next Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] program, the Disklavier automatically checks for buttons to set a time. other programs that are set to occur at the same time.
Only one group is registered, but since it contains The Disklavier above is set to play at 7:00 a.m., many disks, and is set to RND playback, it will 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and set to stop at 9:00 last through the evening.
18:00 The Disklavier above is turned on at 7:55 a.m., and Timer Play starts at 8:00 a.m. with the opening of the store. Songs are set to be played at 8:00 a.m. for the opening of the store, at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to...
Chapter 15 Disk and Song File Utilities This chapter describes the song formats and disk types that the Disklavier uses to control song data on disks. This information is relevant to using the Disklavier song data with other Yamaha instruments or MIDI equipment.
SMF type disk is recommended if you are not going to be using this disk with other Format Disklavier models. For more information on disk types, see “Disk Types” on page 60. SMF songs can be converted to E-SEQ songs and A display similar to the following appears.
E-SEQ, SMF0 or you want to play back a song recorded in the SMF SMF1. format on an earlier Disklavier model, or when you want to use song data recorded in the E-SEQ format with other MIDI instruments.
Note: Piano1 is a format that can be played back by all Disklaviers. In the display, disk type for a Piano1 type disk will be shown as E-SEQ. Press [ENTER]. The following display appears. Insert the destination disk. Depending on the size of the disk, the following display may appear.
Note: For the MIDI setups described in this chapter, it is recommended that you connect your MIDI instrument to the MIDI OUT connector and set the HOST SELECT switch to MIDI so that the Disklavier functions properly. See “Setting the HOST SELECT Switch” on page 73.
Press [FUNC.] or [STOP] to exit the MIDI Sequencer MIDI setup. The Disklavier can now be used in the In this setup, the Disklavier is connected to a sequencer system. MIDI sequencer for song recording and playback. In this way you can use a MIDI sequencer’s powerful recording and editing functions for creating your Disklavier songs.
Connect the MIDI sequencer’s Press either [FUNC.] or [STOP] to MIDI OUT to the Disklavier’s MIDI return to the normal display. IN with a MIDI cable. The Disklavier can now be used in the MIDI Sequencer Disklavier sequencer system. MIDI IN...
MIDI data. For most applications this delay will not be a problem. With the c cursor next to the If you want to play the Disklavier in “real time” Piano Part option, press [ENTER]. via a MIDI master keyboard, synthesizer, or MIDI guitar controller, this fixed delay can be turned The following display appears.
MIDI Setup mode. tone generator if the song has more than 16 channels. In this case, the Disklavier will play channels 1 to 16 and the rest of the channels will be played by the external tone generator. See “Playing Back More than 16 Channels”...
For these files, you must specify the tracks 01 - 16 The import file is played by to be played by the Disklavier piano, as piano the piano on the specified parts in import files may be stored on any track.
SMF data from the Internet and play it on the Disklavier. The Disklavier can be connected to a personal computer using the TO HOST connector. It can also be connected via MIDI IN/OUT connectors, but a separate MIDI interface is required. The TO HOST connector allows you to connect your Disklavier to a personal computer without the MIDI interface.
Your computer may also require a serial port driver for this function. This software is used for controlling the MIDI interface. For further information, please consult your Yamaha dealer. Note: Be sure to turn the computer and Disklavier power switches off before making the connections and setting the HOST SELECT switch.
Created in a Computer Piano Part option, press [ENTER]. The following display appears. Songs created and stored in your computer system can be played back by the Disklavier. Press [FUNC.]. With the c cursor next to the Piano Rcv Ch parameter, use the The FUNC.
You can play back from a computer song data that contains up to 32 channels by connecting the Disklavier’s TO HOST connector to the serial port on a computer and its MIDI OUT connector to a MIDI instrument. The 32 channels are sent to the...
Chapter 18 Resetting Your Disklavier If you want to return your Disklavier to its initial factory settings, follow the Reset function below. Resetting Your Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons to select the item that Disklavier you want to reset. Then press [ENTER].
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Chapter 19 Troubleshooting If you are having difficulty operating your Disklavier, see if any of the symptoms listed below apply to your problem and follow the recommended remedy. • Make sure that the remote control’s batteries Power have been installed correctly.
• Readjust the volume balance. • Increase the Disklavier’s volume level. ☛ See “Balancing the Ensemble Volume (TG The Disklavier lowers the playback volume by Master Balance)” on page 21. reducing the force applied to each hammer. So for notes that are already quiet (pianissimo, The pitch of the Disklavier and internal etc.), when the playback volume is reduced...
Chapter 20 Display Error Messages While operating your Disklavier, an error message may appear in the display. If an error message appears, refer to the table below for an explanation of the message. Note: This table does not explain every error message.
Chapter 21 Glossary This glossary provides basic definitions of terms used frequently in Disklavier manuals. E-SEQ Type Disk An abbreviation for beats per minute One of two disk types that the Disklavier uses to format disks. E-SEQ type disks are compatible Chain Play with earlier Disklavier models.
The maximum number of voices (or sounds) that LCD that shows 2 large characters and 2 lines of can be produced at a time from MIDI instruments. 24 small characters. For clarity in the Disklavier Program Change Message manuals, the LCD is referred to as the “display”.
TG Master Balance SMF Type Disk A function that allows you to balance the volume One of two disk types that the Disklavier uses to levels of the Disklavier and the internal XG tone format disks. generator.
See Chapter 22 “Internal XG Tone Generator Voice & Drum Kit List” for a listing of basic voices. Yamaha XG is an extension of the GM (General MIDI) format. Its greater polyphony, more voices, and use of effects enhances the compatibility between MIDI devices.
Chapter 22 Internal XG Tone Generator Voice & Drum Kit List The following table lists the basic voices for the internal XG tone generator. These voices are available on any XG compatible generator or synthesizer. Internal XG Tone Generator Basic Voice List Voice # Display Name Full Name Voice # Display Name...