Using the Pedals
Damper Pedal (Right)
Pressing this pedal will sustain notes longer.
Releasing this pedal immediately stops (damps)
any sustained notes. This pedal also features a
"half-pedal" function that creates partial sustain
effects, depending on how far down you press the
Sostenuto Pedal (Center)
Pressing this pedal while holding the notes will
sustain the pressed notes (as if the Damper Pedal
had been pressed), but all subsequently played
notes will not be sustained. This makes it possible
to sustain a chord or single low note, for example,
while the other notes are played "staccato. "
Soft Pedal (Left)
Pressing this pedal will reduce the volume and slightly change the timbre of the
notes. The notes played before this pedal is pressed are not affected. When you
select the Jazz Organ Voice, pressing the left pedal switches between fast/slow
rotation of the rotary speaker (page 18).
Using the Damper Resonance
The Damper Resonance effect simulates the sustain sound of the damper pedal on a grand piano, as if you
were pressing the damper pedal and playing the keyboard. This effect is applied to the entire sound of the
To turn on the Damper Resonance:
While holding [PIANO/VOICE], press the G♯2 key.
To turn off the Damper Resonance:
While holding [PIANO/VOICE], press the G2 key.
When you press the damper
pedal here, this note and the
notes you play before you release
the pedal sustain longer.
When you press the sostenuto
pedal here while holding the
note, the note will sustain as
long as you hold the pedal.
Playing the Piano
If the damper pedal doesn't
work, make sure that the pedal
cord is properly plugged into
the main unit (page 31).
This function allows you to vary
the sustain length depending
on how far the pedal is
pressed. The farther down you
press the pedal, the more the
sound sustains. For example, if
you press the damper pedal
and all notes you are playing
sound a bit murky and loud
with too much sustain, you can
release the pedal half way or
higher to decrease the sustain
While the sostenuto pedal is
held, the organ and strings
Voices sound continuously
without decay after the notes
have been released.
YDP-S52 Owner's Manual