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Advanced Operations; Playing Various Musical Instrument Sounds (Voices); Selecting A Voice - Yamaha ARIUS YDP-S52 Owner's Manual

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Advanced Operations

Playing Various Musical Instrument Sounds (Voices)

Selecting a Voice

To select "Grand Piano 1":
Simply press [PIANO/VOICE].
To select another Voice:
After pressing [PIANO/VOICE], press [+R] or [–L] to select the next or previous
Voice.
To select a specific Voice:
While holding down [PIANO/VOICE], press one of the C1 – A1 keys. For details
on which Voice is assigned to each key, see the list below.
Voice List
Key
Voice Name
C1
Grand Piano 1
C♯1
Grand Piano 2
D1
Grand Piano 3
D♯1
E.Piano 1
E1
E.Piano 2
F1
Harpsichord
F♯1
Vibraphone
G1
Pipe Organ
G♯1
Jazz Organ
A1
Strings
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C♯1
D♯1 F♯1
Lowest key
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1
Voice description
This sound was sampled from a full concert grand piano. It uses
different samples depending on the strength of your playing and
produces smoother tonal changes. Suitable not only for classical
compositions but also for piano pieces of any style.
Warm and soft piano sound. Good for playing ballads.
Bright piano sound. Clear tone helps the sound to "cut through"
when playing in an ensemble.
An electronic piano sound created by FM synthesis. Good for
standard popular music.
The sound of an electric piano using hammer-struck metallic
"tines." Soft tone when played lightly, and an aggressive tone
when played hard.
The definitive instrument for baroque music. Since harpsichord
uses plucked strings, there is no touch response. There is,
however, a characteristic additional sound when the keys are
released.
Vibraphone played with relatively soft mallets. The tone becomes
more metallic the harder you play.
This is a typical pipe organ sound (8 feet + 4 feet + 2 feet). Good
for sacred music from the Baroque period.
The sound of a "tonewheel" type electric organ. Often heard in
jazz and rock music. The rotary speed of the rotary speaker
effect can be switched by using the left pedal.
Stereo-sampled, large-scale strings ensemble with realistic
reverb. Try combining this Voice with piano in the Dual mode.
G♯1
NOTE
To hear the characteristics of
the Voices, play back the
Demo Songs (page 19).

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