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PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep these precautions in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock,
short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or
modify them in any way. The instrument contains no user-serviceable parts.
If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and
have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet
conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which might spill
into any openings.
• If the power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged, or if there is a sudden
loss of sound during use of the instrument, or if any unusual smells or
smoke should appear to be caused by it, immediately turn off the power
switch, disconnect the electric plug from the outlet, and have the instrument
inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The required
voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Before cleaning the instrument, always remove the electric plug from the
outlet. Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may
have accumulated on it.
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the
instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Do not place the power cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators,
and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord, place heavy
objects on it, or place it in a position where anyone could walk on, trip over,
or roll anything over it.
• Never insert or drop paper or metallic or other objects between the slits of
the key cover and the keyboard. If this happens, immediately turn off the
power and remove the electric plug from the outlet and have the instrument
inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet, always
hold the plug itself and not the cord. Pulling by the cord can damage it.
• Do not place the instrument against a wall (allow at least 3 cm/one-inch
from the wall), since this can cause inadequate air circulation, and possibly
result in the instrument overheating.
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a multipleconnector. Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or possibly cause
overheating in the outlet.
• Remove the electric plug from the outlet when the instrument is not to be
used for extended periods of time, or during electrical storms.
• Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off
the power for all components. Before turning the power on or off for all
components, set all volume levels to minimum.
• Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme
cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the
day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or damage to the internal
components.
• Do not use the instrument near other electrical products such as televisions,
radios, or speakers, since this might cause interference which can affect
proper operation of the other products.
• Donotplacetheinstrumentinanunstablepositionwhereitmightaccidentally
fall over.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected cables.
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint thinners,
solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths. Also, do
not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might
discolor the panel or keyboard.
• Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the instrument, and do
not use excessive force on the buttons, switches or connectors.
• Take care that the key cover does not pinch your fingers, and do not insert a
finger or hand in the key cover gap.
(1)B-2
• Readcarefullytheattacheddocumentationexplainingtheassemblyprocess.
Failure to assemble the instrument in the proper sequence might result in
damage to the instrument or even injury.
• Do not operate the instrument for a long period of time at a high or
uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause permanent hearing loss. If
you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician.
■USING THE BENCH
• Do not play carelessly with or stand on the bench. Using it as a tool or stepladder or for any other purpose might result in accident or injury.
• Only one person should sit on the bench at a time, in order to prevent the
possibility of accident or injury.
• If the bench screws become loose due to extensive long-term use, tighten
them periodically using the included tool.
■SAVING USER DATA
• Always save data to a floppy disk frequently, in order to help prevent the loss
of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or
modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
Congratulations!
You are the proud owner of a fine electronic organ, Electone EL-87.
The Yamaha EL-87 Electone combines the most advanced AWM tone generation
technology with state-of-the-art digital electronics and features to give you
stunning sound quality with maximum musical enjoyment. A large Liquid Crystal
Display and sophisticated yet easy-to-use interface also greatly enhance the
operability of this advanced instrument.
In order to make the most of the Electone and extensive performance potential, we urge
you to read the manual thoroughly while trying out the various features described.
Keep the manual in a safe place for later reference.
Turning the Electone off erases all panel settings you have made. When the Electone is turned on, Basic
Registration 1 is automatically selected. If you have made panel settings you wish to keep, save them to
Registration Memory before turning the Electone off.
Table of Contents
Panel Layout ..........................................2
8 Other Functions ......................................... 71
1) Custom Play ......................................... 71
2) Pause ................................................... 71
3) Fast Forward and Fast Reverse ............... 71
4) Changing the Tempo ............................. 72
5) Song Copy ............................................ 73
6) Song Delete .......................................... 74
7) Disk Copy ............................................ 74
8) Checking the Remaining Memory ......... 76
9) Voice Disks .......................................... 76
10)Copy Protect ......................................... 76
Main Features ........................................5
1 Quick Introductory Guide ...............6
1
2
3
4
5
Getting Started ............................................. 6
Basic Registrations ....................................... 7
Registration Menu Disk ................................ 8
Basic Operation ......................................... 13
Using the LCD Display ............................... 14
2 Voice Sections ................................ 18
1
2
3
4
5
6
3 Voice Controls and Effects ............ 28
5 Registration Memory ..................... 52
1
2
3
4
Storing Registrations ................................... 52
Selecting Registrations ................................ 52
Saving the Registration Data to Disk ........... 63
Registration Shift ........................................ 54
6 Music Disk Recorder ..................... 58
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Precautions ................................................ 58
Formatting a Disk ....................................... 60
Recording .................................................. 61
Recording Registrations (and Bulk Data) ..... 67
Recalling Recorded Registrations (and BulkData) ........ 68
Replacing Registrations .............................. 68
Playback .................................................... 69
Editing a Voice ........................................... 78
Saving Your New Voice ............................. 83
Quitting Voice Edit .................................... 84
Recalling an Edited Voice .......................... 84
Selecting Voices from a Voice Disk (Optional) ... 85
Voice Editing Basics ................................... 86
8 Rhythm Program ............................ 96
Outline of the Rhythm Programming Operation ..... 96
1 Rhythm Pattern Program ............................ 97
1) Entering Rhythm Pattern Program .......... 97
2) Percussion Sounds Used for Rhythm
Pattern Program .................................... 99
3) Step Write and Real Time Write .......... 100
4) Selecting Step Write or Real Time Write
Operation ........................................... 100
5) Setting the Beat/Quantize Values ......... 100
6) Entering Percussion Sounds to a Rhythm
Pattern ................................................ 101
7) Editing with Step Write ....................... 102
8) Editing with Real Time Write ............... 106
9) Selecting Accompaniment Patterns ...... 107
10)Saving Rhythm Patterns ....................... 108
11)Quitting Rhythm Pattern Program ........ 109
12)Recalling User Rhythm Patterns ........... 110
2 Rhythm Sequence Program ...................... 111
1) Selecting a Sequence .......................... 111
2) Programming a Sequence ................... 112
3) Quitting Rhythm Sequence Program .... 115
4) Playing Rhythm Sequences ................. 115
5) Playing All Sequences in Order ........... 116
4 Rhythm and Accompaniment ....... 39
1 Selecting Rhythms from the Panel ............... 39
2 Rhythm Condition Page ............................. 42
3 Dotted Buttons and User Rhythms .............. 43
4 Rhythm Menus .......................................... 44
5 Automatic Accompaniment-Auto Bass Chord
(A.B.C.) ................................................................. 46
6 Accompaniment Controls ........................... 48
7 Keyboard Percussion .................................. 49
8 Melody On Chord (M.O.C.) ....................... 51
Quick
Introductory Guide
2
Voice Sections
3
Voice Controls
and Effects
4
Rhythm and
Accompaniment
5
Registration Memory
6
Music Disk Recorder
7
Voice Edit
8
Rhythm Program
9
Footswitches,
Knee Lever
and Expression Pedal
7 Voice Edit ....................................... 78
1 Selecting Voices from the Panel ................. 18
2 Selecting Voices from the Dotted Buttons ... 21
3 Voice Menus ............................................. 23
1 Selecting from Voice Condition Pages ........ 29
[PAGE 1] ...................................................... 29
1) Touch Tone .......................................... 29
2) Feet ...................................................... 30
3) Effect (On/Off) ...................................... 30
4) Pan ....................................................... 30
[PAGE 2] ...................................................... 31
1) Vibrato ................................................. 31
2) Touch Vibrato ....................................... 31
2 Selecting from Effect Set Pages ................... 32
1) Tremolo/Chorus .................................... 32
2) Symphonic/Celeste ............................... 32
3) Delay ................................................... 33
4) Flanger ................................................. 33
3 Selecting from the Panel ............................. 34
1) Reverb .................................................. 34
2) Sustain .................................................. 35
3) Tremolo/Chorus .................................... 36
1
9
Footswitches, Knee Lever and
Expression Pedal ........................ 118
1 Footswitch ............................................... 118
2 Knee Lever ............................................... 120
3 Expression Pedals ..................................... 121
10 Transpose and Pitch Controls ... 122
10
Transpose
and Pitch Controls
11
MIDI
12
Accessory Jacks
and Controls
13
Appendix
11 MIDI ............................................ 123
12 Accessory Jacks and Controls ... 125
13 Appendix .................................... 126
MIDI ........................................................... 126
MIDI Data Format ........................................ 127
MIDI Implementation Chart ......................... 131
Troubleshooting ........................................... 132
Specifications .............................................. 135
Index ........................................................... 136
1
Panel Layout
Front Panel
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
(Page 18)
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
(Page 18)
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
REVERB
MAX
MAX
REVERB
(Page 34)
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
MIN
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
SUSTAIN
MAX
UPPER
(KNEE)
SUSTAIN
(Page 35)
LOWER
(KNEE)
PEDAL
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MIN
D
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
RHYTHM
VOLUME
BASIC
REGIST.
MAX
LOWER
PEDAL
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
1
B
2
MIN
3
TEMPO
4
BAR/BEAT
Rhythm Section
(Page 39)
5
TEMPO
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
KEYBOARD PERCUSSION
(Page 49)
BASIC REGIST.
(Page 7)
M.
/TO DISK
M./TO DISK Button
(Page 52)
2
1
2
3
Registration Memory Buttons
(Page 52)
4
LCD Display
(Page 14)
DISPLAY SELECT
(Page 4)
LEAD VOICE
(Page 18)
PEDAL VOICE
(Page 18)
MASTER VOLUME
(Page 7)
LEAD VOICE
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
PAGE
MASTER VOLUME
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
MIN
PEDAL VOICE
MAX
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
Monitor Speaker
TREMOLO
(FAST)
COARSE
HOLD
MIN
DISPLAY SELECT
ATA CONTROL
POWER
(Page 6)
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SONG
REPEAT
STOP
POWER
PLAY
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
– TEMPO +
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK
RECORDER
(Page 58)
Floppy Disk Slot
LED (Lamp in-use)
5
6
7
8
Eject Button
D.
D (Disable) Button
(Page 52)
3
LCD/Display Select
LCD Display (Page 14)
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
PAGE
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
VOICE DISPLAY Button (Page 20)
EFFECT SET Button (Page 32)
A. B. C. /M. O. C. Button (Page 47)
FOOT SW. Button (Page 118)
REGIST SHIFT Button (Page 54)
EXP./PITCH/MIDI Button (page121)
VOICE EDIT Button (Page 78)
RHYTHM PATTERN PROGRAM Button (Page 96)
RHYTHM SEQUENCE Button (page 111)
TREMOLO
(FAST)
COARSE
DATA CONTROL
HOLD
DISPLAY SELECT
TREMOLO (FAST) Button (Page 38)
DATA CONTROL Buttons (Page 9)
HOLD Button (Page 17)
COARSE Button (Page 17)
Others
Keyboard Cover/Music Stand
Monitor Speskers
Front Panel (Page 2)
Upper Keyboard
Lower Keyboard
MIDI Jacks (Page 125)
Knee Lever (Page 120)
Jacks (Page 125)
Right-Footswitch (Page 54)
Left-Footswitch (page 118)
Speaker Unit
Expression Pedal (Page 121)
Pedalboard
4
Main Features
Your Yamaha Electone is packed with many sophisticated functions. Yet is amazingly
easy to use. The main features are briefly described here so that you can quickly
understand the capabilities of your Electone.
Included among the main features are:
1
Astoundingly True-to-life Sounds
The new AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) and FM (Frequency Modulation) tone generation
technologies combined with authentic touch response for individual instrument voices, make
this Electone a truly expressive musical instrument. (page 18)
2
Original Voice Creation
The Electone also provides easy-to-use voice editing tools for manipulating the sophisticated
AWM and FM tone generation technologies, allowing you to create your own original
Electone voices. (page 78)
3
Dynamic and Programmable Rhythm Patterns
The Rhythm section of the Electone features authentic drum and percussion sounds, used by
expert rhythm programmers in creating a total of 66 rhythm patterns, ranging across all styles
of music. (page 39)
Along with the Keyboard Percussion function, which lets you play percussion sounds from
the keyboard, the Rhythm Pattern Programmer and Rhythm Sequence Programmer let you
record your own rhythm patterns and connect them to make songs. (page 96)
4
Wide Variety of Effects
Electone voices can also be enhanced with a full range of high-quality effects, ranging from
Tremolo (for reproducing the sound of a rotating speaker) and Reverb to Flanger and Delay.
(page 28)
5
Recording of Performances with the Music Disk Recorder
The Electone also features a Music Disk Recorder for recording your registrations and
performances. The recording is completely digital and is stored to disk, which means that no
matter how many times you play back the recording, it will always sound exactly the same as
the original performance. (page 58)
6
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for Systematic, Intuitive Operation
The LCD display provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control over virtually all of
the operations of the Electone.
5
1 Quick Introductory Guide
Whether you are an advanced Electone performer or have never touched an electronic keyboard in
your life, we recommend that you take the time to go through this basic section. It shows you in the
simplest possible manner how to start playing your Electone. The basic operations and functions that
you learn in this section will also be important when you later use the Electone's more advanced
features.
1 Getting Started
Yamaha products are manufactured
specifically for the supply voltage in
the area where they are to be sold. If
you should move, or if any doubt
exists about the supply voltage, please
consult with a qualified technician.
1
2
Plug the power cord in to an appropriate electrical outlet.
Turn on the Electone by pressing the POWER switch.
POWER
When you turn on the Electone, the following displays will
appear one after the other in the LCD display:
®
This last display, Voice Display, shows the currently assigned
voice settings for each voice section, as well as the overall
balance between the Upper and Lower voices. For information
on the Voice Display see page 20.
When the Electone is turned on, Basic Registration 1 is
automatically selected.
6
Quick Introductory Guide
3
1
Set the MASTER VOLUME control.
The MASTER VOLUME control is an overall control which
affects the volume of the entire instrument.
MASTER VOLUME
4
Press the Expression pedal down with your foot.
Once you have set the MASTER VOLUME control to a suitable
level, you can use the Expression pedal to change the volume
with your foot as you play.
Maximum volume
Minimum volume
BASIC
REGIST.
2 Basic Registrations
1
The Basic Registration section has five factory preset registrations,
each with a different set of voices for the Upper/Lower keyboards
and Pedalboard and each specially suited for playing in a different
music style.
3
To select Basic Registrations:
When you turn the power on, the Electone automatically selects Basic
Registration 1. Press the BASIC REGIST. buttons to select each Basic
Registration.
The chart below lists the voices that have been set for the Upper/Lower
keyboards and Pedalboard in each of the five Basic Registrations.
Basic
Registration 1
Basic
Ragistration 2
2
Basic
Ragistration 3
Basic
Ragistration 4
Basic
Ragistration 5
Upper Keyboard
Voice
Strings 1
Brass
Flute
Cosmic 1
Synth. Brass
Lower Keyboard
Voice
Strings 1
Horn1
Piano
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 3
Pedal Voice
Contrabass
Tuba
Contrabass
Cosmic 2
Synth. Bass
If you have made panel settings you wish to keep, save them to
Registration Memory (p. 52) before turning the Electone off. You can,
however, restore the panel settings that were made before the Electone was
last turned off. See page 57 for more information.
4
5
Turning the Electone off erases all
panel settings you have made. When
the Electone is turned on, Basic
Registration 1 is automatically
selected.
7
1
Quick Introductory Guide
3 Registration Menu Disk
The Electone includes convenient Registrations that let you
completely and instantly change the voices and other settings for all
of the keyboards, even as you play. Each registration is preprogrammed to be used for a specific music style or instrumental
combination.
Your Electone includ two Registration Menu Disks: Disk 1 and Disk
2. The Registration Menu Disk 1 is packed with 80 different types
of registrations, including voice and rhythm selections, while the
Registration Menu Disk 2 with 40. Each registration is preprogrammed to be used for a specific music style or instrumental
combination.
To select registrations from the Registration Menu Disks:
NOTE:
See page 58 for more information on
the Music Disk Recorder.
1
Put either of the included Registration Menu Disks (with the
label of the disk facing upward and the sliding shutter facing
forward) into the Disk slot, located just under the Music Disk
Recorder at the right side of the Electone.
Once you've securely inserted the disk into the slot, the LCD
Display on the panel will automatically change to show the
available Registration Menus.
There are dozens of registrations on a disk, but up to 16 can only
be shown in the LCD Display at a time.
The page numbers 1 through 5 (or 1 through 4 with the Disk 2)
shown at the top right corner of the LCD indicate this
Registration Menu Disk contains five (or four) pages.
2
Press the Page button to select the various menu "pages" of
registrations available on the disk.
NOTE:
See page 10 for the complete list of
the Registration Menus.
NOTE:
While you are in the Voice Edit mode
or Rhythm Pattern/Sequence Program
mode, the Registration Menus cannot
be displayed on the LCD.
PAGE
When the page numbers are displayed at the top right corner, you
can select the pages by pressing the Page buttons, [F] to select
next page and [E] to select previous page.
8
Quick Introductory Guide
3
1
Select one of the registrations shown on the LCD by pressing the
appropriate Data Control button.
Up to 16 registration selections are shown on the LCD, and the
16 Data Control buttons correspond to those selections.
The Data Control buttons are used to select voices, rhythms and
various functions. They are also used to raise or lower volumes
and levels, as well as move the cursor up and down, right and left.
NOTE:
Inadvertently pressing another button
on the panel may change the content
of the LCD during the Registration
Menu operation. In this case press
PLAY button on the Music Disk
Recorder section, to retrieve the
Registration Menu display.
9
1
Registration Menu List
Quick Introductory Guide
Disk 1
Page 1
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
Rhythm (Tempo)
1
STRINGS1
Orchestra
Strings
Violin
Horn
Contrabass
–
2
STRINGS2
Pop Strings
Strings
Whistle
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
–
3
STRINGS3
Chamber Strings
Strings
Violin
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
–
4
STRINGS4
Solo Violin
5
STRINGS5
Pops Orchestra 1
Strings
6
STRINGS6
Pizzicato Strings
Pizzicato Strings
7
STRINGS7
Pops Orchestra 2
Strings
8
STRINGS8
Strings Ensemble
Strings
9
BRASS1
Marching Band
Brass
10
BRASS2
Solo Trumpet
11
BRASS3
Big Band 1
12
BRASS4
Solo Trombone
13
BRASS5
Big Band 2 (Saxophone Ensemble)
–
Violin
Strings
Contrabass
Harpsichord
Strings
Elec. Bass
–
Pizzicato Strings
Pizzicato Strings
Brass
Pizzicato Bass
Strings (16')
Strings
Contrabass
Trombone
Brass
Tuba
Trumpet
–
Brass
–
Saxophone
Trumpet
Horn
Tuba
Saxophone
Trombone
Pizzicato Bass
–
8Beat 1 (115)
–
Polka (130)
–
March (120)
–
Swing 1 (168)
Trombone
Saxophone
Pizzicato Bass
Swing 2 (125)
Saxophone (8')
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
Swing 1 (136)
14
BRASS6
Jazz Combo 1 (Trumpet)
–
Trumpet
Elec. Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Bossanova 2 (160)
15
BRASS7
Dixieland
–
Clarinet
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
Dixie (96)
16
BRASS8
Solo Saxophone
–
Saxophone
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
16Beat 3 (80)
Page 2
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
Rhythm (Tempo)
1
LEAD1
Woodwind Ensemble
Oboe
Flute
Clarinet
Bassoon (8')
–
2
LEAD2
Solo Flute
–
Flute
Pizzicato Strings
Contrabass
–
3
LEAD3
Solo Oboe
–
Oboe
Strings
Contrabass
4
LEAD4
Polka
–
Clarinet
Harmonica
Pizzicato Bass
Polka (115)
5
LEAD5
Whistle
–
Whistle
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
8Beat 1 (78)
6
LEAD6
Harmonica
–
Harmonica
Strings
Contrabass
7
LEAD7
Tango
Harmonica
Harmonica (16')
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
Tango 1 (120)
8
LEAD8
Jazz Organ
Jazz Organ
Jazz Organ (4')
Jazz Organ (8')
Organ Bass
Bossanova 2 (150)
9
DECAY1
Acoustic Piano
Piano
–
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
10
DECAY2
Elec. Piano
Elec. Piano
–
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
16Beat 3 (78)
Dixie (90)
11
DECAY3
Honky Tonk Piano
Piano
12
DECAY4
Jazz Guitar
Elec. Bass
13
DECAY5
Marimba
Marimba
14
DECAY6
Fantasy 1
Vibraphone (4')
15
DECAY7
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Guitar
16
DECAY8
Oriental
Harpsichord
–
Elec. Bass
–
Whistle
–
Harpsichord
–
–
Piano
Piano
Strings
Elec. Bass
Bossanova 1 (140)
Piano
Elec. Bass
Samba 1 (125)
Strings
Elec. Bass
Slow Rock 1 (72)
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
8Beat 3 (130)
Strings
Contrabass
• The numbers in the parentheses indicate that the "feet" settings for the assigned voice are different from the default.
• As for the registrations assigned with rhythm, the Fingered is selected for the A.B.C. function and both Lower and Pedal Memories are set to on.
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–
1
Quick Introductory Guide
Page 3
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
1
SYNTH1
Wind Synth.
2
SYNTH2
Synth. Brass 1
3
SYNTH3
4
SYNTH4
5
SYNTH5
Fusion
6
SYNTH6
Fantasy 2
Cosmic 1 (8')
Whistle
Cosmic 2
Contrabass
7
SYNTH7
Fantasy 3
Cosmic 2
Marimba (4')
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
Dance Pop (125)
8
SYNTH8
Fantasy 4
Cosmic 3
Whistle
Cosmic 3
Elec. Bass
Bounce 1 (125)
No.
LCD Display
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
Cosmic 3
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
8Beat 3 (150)
Synth. Brass
Clarinet (4')
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Bass
8Beat 1 (130)
Cosmic Sound
Cosmic 2
Whistle
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
8Beat 2 (120)
Synth. Brass 2
Tutti 2
Brass
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
16Beat 3 (117)
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
16Beat Funk (120)
–
–
Rhythm Tempo
Accompaniment Type Upper Keyboard Voice
9
March
120
4
Brass
10
Polka
110
4
Bassoon
11
Country
112
1
12
Broadway
135
4
13
Waltz-1
105
14
Waltz-2
180
15
J. Waltz
16
Bolero
–
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
Trumpet
Tuba
Flute (4')
Pizzicato Bass
Rhythm (Tempo)
–
Harmonica
Pizzicato Bass (16')
Vibraphone (4')
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass
4
Strings
Strings (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
2
Strings
Violin
Pizzicato Bass
140
4
Elec. Bass (16')
Whistle
Pizzicato Bass (16')
136
1
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass (16')
–
Page 4
No.
1
LCD Display
Rhythm Tempo
Accompaniment Type Upper Keyboard Voice
Swing-1
160
3
Brass
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass
2
Swing-2
138
4
–
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
3
J. Ballad
60
3
–
Trombone
Pizzicato Bass
4
Dixie
108
4
–
Trumpet
5
Bounce-1
123
2
6
Bounce-2
140
2
7
Reggae-1
132
4
Marimba
8
Reggae-2
120
4
Cosmic 2
Elec. Guitar
9
Slow Rock-1
80
1
10
Slow Rock-2
74
1
Guitar
Tuba
–
–
Clarinet
–
Synth. Brass
–
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass (16')
–
–
Elec. Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
11
Slow Rock-3
92
4
12
Tango-1
120
1
Harmonica
13
Tango-2
120
1
Strings
Violin
Pizzicato Bass (16')
14
Tango-3
110
1
Harmonica
Harmonica (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
15
Cha-Cha
126
4
Piano (16')
Piano (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
16
Rhumba
115
1
Trombone (8')
Elec. Bass (16')
Rhythm Tempo
Accompaniment Type
118
4
–
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
Harmonica (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
Page 5
No.
LCD Display
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
Strings
Whistle
Elec. Bass (16')
1
Beguine
2
Mambo
100
4
Brass
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
3
Samba-1
120
1
Saxophone
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
4
Samba-2
112
1
Elec. Bass (16')
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
5
Bossanova-1
103
1
–
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
6
Bossanova-2
124
2
–
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
7
8 Beat-1
100
3
Cosmic 2
8
8 Beat-2
117
2
Elec. Piano
9
8 Beat-3
152
3
Elec. Guitar
10
Dance Pop
130
4
Vibraphone (4')
11
16 Beat-1
85
4
12
16 Beat-2
124
4
13
16 Beat-3
112
14
16 Beat Funk
118
Vibraphone(4')
Elec. Bass (16')
–
–
Elec. Bass (16')
Elec. Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
Synth. Brass
Synth. Brass (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
4
Brass
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
4
Elec. Guitar (8')
Cosmic 3
Elec. Bass (16')
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
15
Wedding
Wedding
Organ
Organ (4')
Organ
Organ (16')
Rhythm (Tempo)
–
16
X'mas
X'mas
Cosmic 2
Vibraphone (4')
Strings
Contrabass
–
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1
Quick Introductory Guide
Disk 2
Page 1
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
1
STRINGS1
Solo Violin
2
STRINGS2
Strings Ensemble
3
STRINGS3
4
STRINGS4
5
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Violin
Strings
Contrabass
Strings
Strings (4')
Horn
Pizzicato Bass
Pop Strings 1
Strings
Vibraphone(4')
Horn
Contrabass
Pop Strings 2
Strings
Clarinet
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
STRINGS5
Symphonic Orchestra
Tutti 1
Tutti 2 (16')
Strings
Contrabass
6
BRASS1
Trumpet Ensemble
Brass
Trumpet
Brass
Tuba
7
BRASS2
Solo Trumpet
–
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
8
BRASS3
Solo Trombone
–
Trombone
Trombone
Tuba
–
Pedal Voice
9
BRASS4
Brass Ensemble
Trumpet
Trombone
Horn
Tuba
10
BRASS5
Big Band
Brass
Trombone
Saxophone
Pizzicato Bass
Upper Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
Page 2
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
1
LEAD1
Solo Flute 1
–
Flute
Strings
Contrabass
2
LEAD2
Solo Flute 2
–
Flute
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
3
LEAD3
Whistle
4
LEAD4
Flute Ensemble
–
5
LEAD5
Pop Flute
Vibraphone (4')
Flute
Strings
Contrabass
6
LEAD6
Woodwind Ensemble 1
Bassoon
Flute (4')
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
Flute
Flute (4')
Pizzicato Strings
Pizzicato Bass
Flute (4')
Bassoon
Pizzicato Bass
7
LEAD7
Solo Oboe
–
Oboe
Bassoon
Pizzicato Bass
8
LEAD8
Woodwind Ensemble 2
–
Clarinet
Bassoon
Clarinet
–
Saxophone
9
LEAD9
Solo Clarinet
10
LEAD10
Solo Saxophone
Clarinet
–
Horn
Pizzicato Bass
Strings
Contrabass
Page 3
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
1
DECAY1
Piano
Piano
Lead Voice
–
Piano
Piano
2
DECAY2
Harpsichord
Harpsichord
–
Strings
Contrabass
3
DECAY3
Marimba
Marimba
–
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
4
DECAY4
Music Box
Vibraphone (4')
–
Vibraphone (4')
Vibraphone (4')
5
DECAY5
Classical Guitar
Guitar
–
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
6
ORGAN1
Organ
Organ
–
Organ
Organ Bass
7
ORGAN2
Jazz Organ
Jazz Organ (8')
–
Jazz Organ (8')
Organ Bass
8
BANDONEON
Bandoneon
Harmonica
Harmonica
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
9
SYNTH1
Cosmic Sound 1
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 1
Chorus
Contrabass
10
SYNTH2
Cosmic Sound 2
Cosmic 3
Synth. Bass (8')
Cosmic 3
Synth. Bass
Page 4
No.
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
1
March
LCD Display
Rhythm (Tempo)
120
Accompaniment Type Upper Keyboard Voice
4
Brass
Trumpet
Tuba
2
Broadway
135
4
Trombone (8')
Saxophone (8')
Pizzicato Bass
3
Waltz
105
4
Strings
Strings (16')
Pizzicato Bass
4
Swing
160
3
Brass
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass
5
Slow Rock
80
3
Guitar
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass (16')
6
Tango
127
3
Harmonica
Harmonica (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
7
Cha-Cha
126
4
Piano (16')
Piano (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
8
Samba
120
1
Saxophone
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
9
8Beat
100
3
Cosmic 2
Vibraphone (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
10
16Beat
74
4
Harmonica
Harmonica
Elec. Bass (16')
• The numbers in the parentheses indicate that the "feet" settings for the assigned voice are different from the default.
• As for the registrations assigned with rhythm, the Fingered is selected for the A.B.C. function and both Lower and Pedal Memories are set to on.
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1
Quick Introductory Guide
4 Basic Operation
Registration Set-up
Select the keyboard
to play
Voice Edit
(User Voice)
Select the voice
(Voice Menu)
Select the rhythm
(Rhythm Menu)
Finely adjust the voice
(Voice Condition)
Finely adjust the rhythm
(Rhythm Condition)
* The Controls and Effects may
be applied differently depending
on the selected type of Controls
and Effects. See page 28 for
more information.
Rhythm Program
(User Rhythm
/Rhythm Sequence)
Add effects
(Effect Set)
Add reverb
Setting Registration
Shift/Footswitch
/Knee Lever
Loading the
registration data
Adjust the total volume
(Master Volume)
Playing Electone
Expression Pedal
Saving the
registration data
Recording the performance
Using Registration Shift
/Footswitch
/Knee Lever
Music Disk Recorder
Playing back
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1
Quick Introductory Guide
5 Using the LCD Display
This section introduces you the convenient control functions of the
LCD display. The LCD display lets you see at a glance the current
settings and provides easy-to-understand graphic representation of
all parameters.
Selecting a voice/rhythm
1
Press the panel voice/rhythm button which you want to use (For
example, press the STRINGS button in the Upper Keyboard
Voice section).
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
The following display will appear, showing all the available
voices/rhythms in the category (Strings Category in this case).
2
Press the Data Control button corresponding to the voice you
want to play (Strings 2 in this case).
The selected voice/rhythm will be shown in the reversed box.
For more information on the Voice Menus and Rhythm Menus,
see pages 23 and 44.
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1
Quick Introductory Guide
Data Control Buttons
1
2
3
4
2
The Data Control buttons are used to select 1 a voice/rhythm
or function shown on the display.
Press the STRINGS button in the Upper Keyboard Voice section
once again.
This LCD changes to show some of the other ways in which the
Data Control buttons are used to control Electone functions.
Each pair of buttons corresponding to the section of the display
directly above it increases/decreases 2 the value or chooses 3 a
setting/function. When you are setting the Pan position, each of
them moves the curosr 4 to the right/left.
Page Buttons
PAGE
5
These buttons 5 are used to select (when available) the various
"pages" of the display, the names of which appear at the top
right of the LCD. Use Page [F] to select the next page, and
Page[E] to select the previous page.
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1
Quick Introductory Guide
The Summary of the LCD Operation
1. To call up the LCD display
1) Pressing Panel Buttons
2) Pressing a Display Select button
● Selecting voices or setting up the Voice Condition
● Selecting rhythms or setting up the Rhythm Condition
● Setting the Reverb effect
● Setting the Sustain
● Displaying Voice Display (Manual Balance)
● Setting effects
● Setting A.B.C./M.O.C.
● Setting the Left-Footswitch
● Setting Registration Shift (Right-Footswitch)
● Setting Pitch and Transpose
● Setting MIDI
● Setting Voice Edit
● Setting Rhythm Pattern Program
● Setting Rhythm Sequence Program
● Selecting and setting Tremolo/Chorus
LCD display
2. To Select Pages
Selecting the page you want
to use with the Page buttons
3. To Actually Change the Settings
Using the Data Control buttons to
● Select voices/rhythms/effects
● Turn on/off the Accompaniment and A.B.C. Memory
● Adjust Touch Tone and Reverb depth
● Edit the rhythm pattern/sequence
● Move the Pan position and cursor position
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VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
Quick Introductory Guide
PAGE buttons
LCD Display
1
DISPLAY
SELECT
buttons
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
PAGE
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
COARSE
HOLD
DISPLAY SELECT
DATA CONTROL
DATA CONTROL buttons
HOLD button
COARSE button
HOLD Button
This button allows you to keep the LCD display at the current function.
Normally, if the buttons of other functions are pressed, the LCD will
switch to those functions. To keep this from happening, press the Hold
button; the button's LED will remain lit as long as Hold is in effect. Press
the button again to cancel Hold.
HOLD
COARSE Button
This button allows you to make quick "jumps" when changing values (of
the parameters with bar indications). While holding the Coarse button
down, press the Data Control button corresponding to the value you wish
to change; the values will change rapidly toward the maximum or
minimum.
COARSE
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2 Voice Sections
The EL-57 features 49 different high quality AWM voices, each of them can be used on the Upper
keyboard, Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
There are four voice sections for the EL-57. Each voice section can, of course, have its own Voice
Condition page(s), which allow you to finely set up voice and volume settings.
2
Voice Sections
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
LEAD VOICE
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
MIN
MIN
PEDAL VOICE
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
MAX
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
MIN
MIN
1 Selecting Voices from the Panel
Since selection of panel voices follows the same procedure
throughout the various voice sections, instructions for only
the Upper Keyboard Voice are given here.
To select voices:
1
Select a voice from the Upper Keyboard Voice section by
pressing one of the Voice buttons in that section.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
VOLUME
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
If, for example, you have selected the ORGAN voice, the
following display (Voice Menu) will appear:
Notice that four different voice names are shown on this display.
These are variations of the basic organ voice category.
NOTE:
Some of the voices have no variation.
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2
Press one of the Data Control buttons that corresponds to voice
you wish to select.
2
Voice Sections
The selected voice will be shown at the upper row of the LCD.
In this case, Pop Organ appears.
3
(If necessary) select a voice from the Lead Voice, following steps
#1 and #2 above.
4
Set the volume for each voice section. There are two volume
controls: Coarse and Fine.
Coarse: Use the VOLUME controls of each voice section on the
panel to set the desired level for each voice. The controls have
seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a
maximum of full volume.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
VOLUME
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
Fine: Pressing the same panel voice button again (or the same
Data Control button corresponding to the selected voice) calls
up the Voice Condition display. Use the Data Control buttons
directly under the display to change the level of the desired
voice. The relative level is indicated by the bar under each voice
in the display as well as by a numeric value (from 0-24).
NOTE:
Pressing a voice button once calls up
that voice's Voice Menu display.
Pressing it a second time calls up the
Voice Condition display. Successive
presses alternate between the two
displays.
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2
5
Now select voices for the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard as you
did for the Upper keyboard above. Also set the volumes of the
voices.
6
Adjust the volume balance between the Upper and Lower Voices
with the Balance Control provided on the Voice Display.
NOTE:
Voice Sections
The Lead and Pedal Voices sound one
note at a time; when you
simultaneously press two or more
keys, only the highest note will sound.
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
To adjust the volume balance:
1. Return to the Voice Display by pressing the VOICE DISPLAY
button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
2. Adjust the balance with the corresponding Data Control buttons.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
Pressing this pair of Data
Control buttons at the same
time restores the balance to
the center position.
DISPLAY SELECT
About TO LOWER - Playing Lead and Pedal voices from
the Lower keyboard:
When the TO LOWER button is
turned on, the Lead voices and Pedal
voices cannot be played on the Upper
keyboard and Pedalboard,
respectively.
The Electone has a special "To Lower" function that lets you assign Lead
or Bass voices to the Lower keyboard. Simply press the TO LOWER
button on the voice section you wish to assign, and that voice will be
playable from the Lower keyboard.
LEAD VOICE
PEDAL VOICE
MAX
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
MIN
About Mute function:
Turning the Electone off erases all
panel settings you have made. When
the Electone is turned on, Basic
Registration 1 is automatically
selected.
If you have made panel settings you
wish to keep, save them to
Registration Memory (page 52) before
turning the Electone off.
You can, however, restore the panel
settings that were made before the
Electone was last turned off. See page
57 for more information.
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You can easily mute the voice of a voice section by holding down the
COARSE button and pressing the panel volume control of the voice
section you wish to mute. Repeating the procedure restores the original
volume setting.
MAX
Actual volume
setting
COARSE
When muted
MIN
2 Selecting Voices from the Dotted Buttons
2
—Dotted Buttons and User Voices—
Voice Sections
The EL-57 has a wide variety of voices from which you can choose-far greater than what is immediately apparent from the front panel
controls. You've already learned in the section above how to select
the different voices that are available in the Voice Menu display of
each panel voice. The Electone also has dotted buttons in each
voice section, giving you access to even more voices by including
space for storing and recalling voices you've created yourself (User
voices) by using Voice Edit function (page 78). Optional Voice Disk
voices containing many new voices are also being made available
for the EL-57 (page 85).
Each voice section has one or two dotted buttons, found on the
right side of each voice section. These dotted buttons function as
"wild card" Voice Menu selectors; any internal or User voices can
be selected from these buttons.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
VOLUME
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
The dotted buttons have three basic uses:
● For playing any voice of the Voice Menus from any of the
keyboards or Pedalboard. You can play on the Upper keyboard,
for example, voices from the twenty-two Voice Menu pages
(including User), and not be limited to only the twelve buttons
(equivalent to twelve Voice Menu pages) that make up the
Upper Voice section. Another advantage to this feature is that
when the normally monophonic (one note) Lead and Pedal
voices are assigned to the Upper or Lower keyboard Voice
sections, they can be played polyphonically.
● For having three different voices from the same Voice Menu
page available for selection in the same song. For example, you
can assign one of the voices to a dotted button in the Upper
Keyboard Voice section, the second voice to the other dotted
button in the same section, and the third one on the Voice
Menu.
● For playing the User voices of your own creation or those from a
Voice Disk. (page 78)
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To select voices from the dotted buttons:
1
2
Press one of the dotted buttons in any of the voice sections.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
VOLUME
MAX
Voice Sections
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
2
Select one of the pages with the Page buttons, and choose a
Voice Menu (PIANO, for example).
Each page represents a general voice category and the title of the
category appears in the dark bar in the middle of the display
when the page has been selected.
PAGE
The voice name shown at the top of the LCD is that of the
currently assigned voice and is irrelevant to the Voice Menu
below.
NOTE:
You can directly view and select Voice
Menu pages by holding down one of
the Dotted buttons and
simultaneously pressing the desired
voice buttons in succession.
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3
Select a voice from the display (PIANO, for example) Piano will
be shown at the top of LCD indicating that it has been selected.
To select User voices:
Select the USER page when you wish to play voices that you've created
in Voice Edit (page 78) or voices from a Voice Disk (page 85).
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PAGE
Voice Sections
3 Voice Menus
The following chart lists the voices available and their button/page
assignment. The numbers shown in the list correspond to the page
numbers shown in the LCD display.
Page 1 Upper/Lower
STRINGS
String
1
String
2
Pizz.
Strs.
Page 2 Lead
VIOLIN
Violin
Page 3 Pedal
CONTRABASS
Contra
Bass
Pizz.
Bass
Page 4 Upper/Lower
BRASS
Brass
Synth.
Brass
Page 5 Lower
HORN
Horn
1
Horn
2
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Page 6 Lead
TRUMPET
2
Trumpet1
Trumpet2
Trombone
Voice Sections
Page 7 Pedal
TUBA
Tuba
Timpani
Page 8 Lead
FLUTE
Flute
Whistle
Page 9 Lead
OBOE
Oboe
Bassoon
Page 10 Upper/Lower
CLARINET
Clarinet
Page 11 Upper/Lower
SAXOPHONE
Saxophone
Page 12 Upper/Lower
TUTTI
Tutti
1
Tutti
2
Page 13 Upper/Lower
CHORUS
Chorus
Page 14 Upper
HARMONICA
Harmonica
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Page 15 Upper/Lower
ORGAN
Organ
Jazz
Organ
Pop
Organ
Accordion
2
Voice Sections
Page 16 Pedal
ORGAN BASS
Organ
Bass 1
Organ
Bass 2
Page 17 Upper/Lower
PIANO
Piano
Elec.
Piano
Harpsi
-chord
Page 18 Upper/Lower
GUITAR
Guitar
1
Guitar
2
Elec.
Guitar
Harp
Page 19 Upper/Lower
VIBRAPHONE
Vibraphone
Glocken.
Marimba
Synth.
Chime
Page 20 Pedal
ELECTRIC BASS
Elec.
Bass1
Elec.
Bass 2
Synth.
Bass
Page 21 Upper/Lower
COSMIC
Cosmic
1
Cosmic
2
Cosmic
3
Cosmic
4
Page 22 USER
USER VOICE
USER
1
USER
2
USER
3
USER
4
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Details on Each Voice
2
Page/Section
1. Upper/Lower
Voice Sections
STRINGS
2. Lead Violin
Voice Name
Preset
Feet Effect
Comments
Strings 1
Strings 2
Pizz. Strings
Violin
8'
8'
8'
8'
-
Large strings ensemble.
Relatively small strings ensemble for contemporary music.
Pizzicato strings.
For multi purposes.
Contrabass
Pizz. Bass
Brass
Synth. Brass
Horn 1
Horn 2
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
Trombone
Tuba
Timpani
Flute
Whistle
Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
8'
U16'/L8'
16'
8'
8'
4'
8'
U16'/L8'
8'
-
Standard type.
Pizzicato contrabass for classicals.
Trumpet and trombone ensemble for classicals.
Synth. brass with sharp attack. Used for Basic Regist. 5.
Standard horn for classicals.
Horn unison solo. Alpenhorn.
Standard trumpet for classicals.
Jazz trumpet 1 with full-bodied sounds.
For legato playing.
Accentuated by touch.
Standard timpani.
Standard flute solo.
Whistle.
Softer oboe.
For legato playing.
Standard clarinet.
Saxophone
U16'/L8'
-
Alto sax.
Tutti 1
Tutti 2
Chorus
8'
8'
8'
-
Strings unison and wood winds ensemble.
Strings unison and the brasses.
Female "Ah".
Harmonica
8'
-
Standard type with pitch modulated vibrato.
8'
16'
8'
8'
8'
16'
8'
8'
8'
U16'/L8'
U16'/L8'
U16'/L8'
8'
8'
4'
8'
8'
8'
16'
16'
4'
8'
8'
8'
Chor.
Chor.
Cele.
Cele.
-
VIOLIN
3. Pedal
CONTRABASS
4. Upper/Lower
BRASS
5. Lowerr
HORN
6. Lead
TRUMPET
7. Pedal
TUBA
8. Lead
FLUTE
9. Lead
OBOE
10. Upper/Lower
CLARINET
11. Upper/Lower
SAXOPHONE
12. Upper/Lower
TUTTI
13. Upper/Lower
CHORUS
14. Upper
HARMONICA
15. Upper/Lower
ORGAN
16. Pedal
ORGAN BASS
17. Upper/Lower
PIANO
18. Upper/Lower
GUITAR
19. Upper/Lower
VIBRAPHONE
20. Pedal
ELECTRIC BASS
21. Upper/Lower
COSMIC
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Organ
Jazz Organ
Pop Organ
Accordion
Organ Bass 1
Organ Bass 2
Piano
Elec. Piano
Harpsichord
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Elec. Guitar
Harp
Vibraphone
Glocken
Marimba
Synth. Chime
Elec. Bass 1
Elec. Bass 2
Synth. Bass
Cosmic 1
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 3
Cosmic 4
Small pipe organ. 8'.
For solo playing. 16'+8'+5 1/3'.
Bright sounds for jazz. 8'+4'+2 2/3'.
Slower attack.
Combination organ bass.
Pipe organ bass 1. Standard type.
For multi purposes.
DX7 type.
Standard cembalo.
Folk guitar. Steel string.
Acoustic jazz guitar. Tone varies depending on the touch.
For backing.
Grand harp.
Standard vibraphone.
Glockenspiel.
Concert marimba.
Starry chime.
For multi purposes.
Slap bass.
Sustained sounds.
Decay type. For multi purposes. UK in Basic Regist. 4.
The lower register of celesta. LK and PK in Basic Regist. 4.
Brass type.LK in Basic Regist. 5.
Decay type. With fantastic image.
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Voice Sections
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3 Voice Controls and Effects
The Electone is equipped with two general kinds of functions that can be used to change the sound of
the voices: Voice Controls and Effects.
Voice controls include the Touch sensitivity, Volume, Octave (feet), Vibrato and Pan setting. The voice
controls, as well as the selection of certain effects, are provided in the Voice Condition pages,
described below.
Effects include Reverb, Sustain, Tremolo, Symphonic, Delay and Flanger. Effect settings are controlled
from the Reverb, Sustain, Tremolo and Effect Set pages.
Each voice has been given certain factory-preset effect settings to best enhance its sound. However, if
you wish, you can change the sound to suit your preferences by using the controls described in this
section.
The chart below shows the various voice controls and effects for the individual voice sections or the
entire system. Available functions are indicated by circles.
3
Voice Controls and Effects
Touch
Tone
(Initial/
After)
Feet
Pan
Vibrato
Symphonic/
Celeste
Delay
*3
*3
Flanger Reverb Sustain Tremolo
*1
/Chorus
*2
Upper Keyboard
Voice
Lower Keyboard
Voice
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
Voice Condition
Page 1
*3
*3
Voice Condition
Page 2
Related Pages
Effect Set Page *3
Reverb Page
Sustain Page
Tremolo Page
*1 Reverb is applied to the entire system equally.
*2 Turning tremolo/chorus on/off and switching between tremolo and chorus are common to all voice sections.
*3 This sets the type of effect applied to each voice section. Further effect settings should be done on the Effect Set page.
To change the settings and add the effects, display the appropriate page:
1. Voice Condition page by pressing the panel voice button twice (or pressing the Data Control button
corresponding to the selected voice).
2. Effect Set page by pressing the EFFECT SET button in the DISPLAY SELECT.
3. Reverb, sustain or tremolo page by pressing the corresponding panel button.
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1 Selecting from Voice Condition Pages
To call up the Voice Condition page:
Choose a voice on the panel, then press that voice’s panel button again
(or again press the Data Control button corresponding to the selected
voice).
3
LEAD VOICE
MAX
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
Voice Controls and Effects
VIOLIN
MIN
The Voice Condition display pages of the various voice sections have
slight differences in their functions.
Each function in the Voice Condition page is independently applied to
each voice section.
Voice Condition [PAGE 1]
Upper/Lower
Pedal
1
2
3
4
5
1) 1 TOUCH TONE
The Touch Tone function gives you expressive control over the volume
and timbre of a voice. Two types of keyboard touch affect this function:
Initial Touch and After Touch.
All voices are provided with this expressive function, making it possible
to perfectly reproduce the subtle dynamic and tonal changes of actual
instruments. For example, piano voices sound much brighter when you
hit the keys strongly, especially in the attack portion of the soundexactly as if you were playing an acoustic piano.
1-1 INITIAL Touch
Controls volume and timbre according to the velocity at which
you strike the keys. The harder you strike the keys, the greater
the volume and the brighter the timbre will become.
NOTE:
The Touch Tone function is not
available with the Pedal voice.
NOTE:
Generally, After Touch has no effect
on percussive voices (such as Piano,
Harpsichord or Vibraphone) or
percussion sounds.
1-2 AFTER Touch
Controls volume and timbre according to the pressure you apply
to the keys after playing them. The harder, you press down on
the keys, the greater the volume and the brighter the timbre will
become.
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2)2FEET
Determines the octave setting of the voice. PRESET is the original
(factory) setting; 4' is the highest and 16' is the lowest.
3) 3 EFFECT (On/Off)
Determines the effect type applied to the voice section. This is essentially
an on/off switch for the effects; settings and adjustments to the effects
are made from other pages. (For more information, see page 32.)
3
Voice Controls and Effects
3-1 PRESET:
Selects the original (factory) effect.
3 -1
3 -2
3 -3
3 -4
3 -5
3 -6
3-2 OFF:
Cancels the effect.
3-3 TREM (TREMOLO):
Selects tremolo/chorus. See page 37 for the details of the
tremolo/chorus setting.
3-4 SYMPH (SYMPHONIC):
Selects symphonic/celeste. See page 32 for the details of the
symphonic/celeste setting.
NOTE:
Each effect may not be noticeable even
though you select the effect here, if the
corresponding settings on the Effect
Set page (page 32) are not appropriate.
NOTE:
The Pan effect is displayed and active
only when other effects are set to OFF
(in the EFFECT parameter above).
3-5 DELAY:
Selects delay. See page 33 for the details of the delay setting.
3-6 FLANG. (FLANGER):
Selects flanger. See page 33 for the details of the flanger setting.
4) 4 PAN
Determines the position of the voice in the stereo image. Seven pan
positions are available.
5VOL. (VOLUME)
Fine adjustment of the voice volume. See page 19 for more information.
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Voice Condition [PAGE 2]
Press Page buttons to select PAGE 2.
PAGE
3
Upper/Lower
-1
1
-2
1
-3
1
-4
Voice Controls and Effects
1
2
1
The Pedal voice section has PAGE 1 settings only (no PAGE 2). No
Vibrato setting is available with the Pedal voice section. The Touch
Vibrato function is only available with the Lead voice section.
1) 1 VIBRATO
1-1 PRESET/USER
Selects Preset, which calls up the original (factory) vibrato
settings for the voice, or User, which lets you adjust the vibrato
settings yourself.
1-2 DELAY
Determines the amount of time that elapses between the playing
of a key and the start of the vibrato effect (see diagram). Higher
settings increase the delay of the vibrato onset.
1-3 DEPTH
Determines the intensity of the vibrato effect (see diagram).
Higher settings result in a more pronounced vibrato.
NOTE:
The User vibrato may not be
effective for some voices such as
Synth. Chime.
NOTE:
The Delay, Depth and Speed settings
are not displayed and cannot be
adjusted unless USER has been
selected in this setting.
Vibrato Controls
Speed
Delay
1-4 SPEED
Determines the speed of the vibrato effect (see diagram).
Depth
NOTE:
Only the Depth parameter is available
for the User setting of the Upper/
Lower Keyboard Voice sections.
2) 2 TOUCH VIB. (TOUCH VIBRATO)
On/Off switch for the Touch Vibrato function.
Touch Vibrato lets you apply vibrato to individual notes as you play
them. While playing a key, press down harder on it to give the note
vibrato. The harder you press the key down, the greater the vibrato will
be.
NOTE:
When you set the DEPTH (avobe) to
0, the Touch Vibrato function will be
inactive.
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2 Selecting from Effect Set Pages
You must first "turn on" the desired effect on the Voice Condition
Page 1 before working on the Effect Set page.
VOICE
DISPLAY
3
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
Voice Controls and Effects
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
1 . Call up a Voice Condition page by pressing the desired voice
button on the panel twice.
2 . Turn on the desired effect for the voice by using the Data
Control buttons below EFCT. in the display.
Each effect can be selected for each voice section independently. Select
the effect you want to apply to the voice, or turn all effects off by
selecting OFF.
To call up Effect Set page:
TREMOLO
(FAST)
Press the EFFECT SET button in the DISPLAY SELECT section, and use
the Page buttons to select the various pages.
TRM. & SYM. Page
DISPLAY SELECT
1
2
1) 1 TREM./CHOR. (TREMOLO/CHORUS)
See Tremolo section on page 36.
2) 2 SYMP. (SYMPHONIC/CELESTE)
Determines the type of the Symphonic effect, SYMPHONIC (SYMP.) or
CELESTE (CELE.). Symphonic is a subtle echo effect that makes one
voice sound like an ensemble. For example, a solo violin voice played
through Symphonic would sound like many violins playing together.
SYMPHONIC simulates the effect of a large ensemble, while CELESTE
creates the effect of a gradually expanding sound.
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DELAY & FLANGER Page
Press Page buttons to select Delay and Flanger pages.
PAGE
3
-1
3
-2
3
3
-3
4
-1
4
-2
4
Voice Controls and Effects
3
-3
4
3 DELAY
Delay is a pronounced echo effect, with distinct delayed repeats of the
original sound.
NOTE:
Delay and Flanger are not available
with the Pedal voice section.
3-1 SPEED
Determines the time between delayed repeats. Range: 0-100
3-2 F.B. (Feedback)
Determines the number of delayed repeats. Range: 0-100
3-3 BAL. (Balance)
Determines the volume of the delay effect, relative to the original
sound. Higher settings produce a louder delay. Range: 0-100
4 FLANGER
Flanger introduces a swirling, animated modulation effect to the sound.
4-1 SPEED
Determines the speed of the modulation. Range: 0-100
4-2 F.B. (Feedback)
Controls the brightness and the metallic sound of the effect.
Range: 0-100
4-3 DEPTH
Determines the intensity of the effect. Range: 0-100
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3 Selecting from the Panel
Reverb, Sustain and Tremolo/Chorus pages are called up by
pressing the respective panel buttons.
1) Reverb
3
Voice Controls and Effects
Reverb adds an echo-like effect to the sound, giving the impression of a
performance in a large room or concert hall. The effect is applied
equally and simultaneously to all voices, the entire system.
To adjust the reverb effect and call up the Reverb page:
Press one of the REVERB buttons, located to the left of the Upper
Keyboard Voices section.
REVERB
MAX
MIN
REVERB Page
PAGE
1
2
3
1 TYPE
Determines the type of reverb effect: Room, Hall or Church.
Each type simulates a different acoustic environment; Room is
the smallest and Church the largest.
2 LENG. (Length)
Determines the acoustic liveliness of the simulated room in the
effect. Higher settings make the room more reverberant.
Range: 0-6
3 DEPTH
Fine adjustment of the depth of reverberation or the level of the
reflected sounds. (Coarse reverb depth settings are made with
the front panel REVERB controls.) A setting of 0 cancels the
reverb effect. Range: 0-24
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2) Sustain
The Sustain effect, selectable for the Upper, Lower and Pedal voices,
causes voices to gradually fade out when the keys are released. The
sustain on/off and sustain length settings are independent for each
keyboard, providing maximum expressive control.
3
To add sustain to the voices and call up the Sustain Length page:
Press one of the SUSTAIN buttons in the SUSTAIN section.
Voice Controls and Effects
SUSTAIN
UPPER
(KNEE)
LOWER
(KNEE)
PEDAL
NOTE:
The lamp of the button lights up to indicate that sustain is on. Press the
button again to turn sustain off.
Sustain cannot be applied to the Lead
voices.
NOTE:
SUSTAIN LENGTH Page
If knee lever control of the Upper or
Lower sustain has been turned on,
pressing the Upper or Lower buttons
here will not add sustain unless the
knee lever is pushed (See page 120 for
more information.).
NOTE:
The values here must be set high
enough for the sustain effect to be
noticeable.
UPPER/LOWER/PEDAL
Determines the length of sustain applied to each keyboard.
The display shows the current sustain length values for each
keyboard. Range: 0-12.
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3) Tremolo/Chorus
Tremolo recreates the rich, swirling sound of the popular rotating
speaker effect. Just as with a conventional rotating speaker, you can
switch between slow and fast speeds. And like a motor-driven speaker,
the characteristic tremolo effect gradually changes speed after it is
switched. You can also adjust the maximum speed of the effect to suit
your playing style. The Tremolo effect can be switched in real time as
you play with either the front panel button or the left footswitch (when
properly set for footswitch operation).
3
Voice Controls and Effects
Tremolo Operation
1
Turn on Tremolo effect in each Voice Condition page 1.
2
Adjust the Tremolo setting in Tremolo Control (or Effect Set) page.
3
Assign footswitch for Tremolo Control, if desired.
Turn on Tremolo as you play, with Tremolo button or footswitch.
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1) Turning on the Tremolo effect (set to standby):
Before you can switch Tremolo on and off in real time, you must first
turn the effect on in the desired voice sections. This doesn’t actually
start the effect, but merely puts Tremolo in a “standby” condition.
1 . Press the desired voice button on the panel twice, then select
Tremolo.
3
LEAD VOICE
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
Voice Controls and Effects
MAX
VIOLIN
MIN
The selected Voice Condition page will be displayed.
2 . Select the Voice Condition page 1 by pressing the Page button.
PAGE
3. Selecting TREM. in the EFCT. turns on Tremolo for the selected
voice section.
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2) Setting the Tremolo effect
Tremolo setting made here are global; in other words , they are applied
the same to all voices for which Tremolo has been turned on (set to
standby).
3
VOICE
DISPLAY
Voice Controls and Effects
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
To turn on the Tremolo effect and call up the Tremolo Control page:
Press the TREMOLO (FAST) button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
The Tremolo Control page will be displayed.
The lamp of the button lights up to indicate that Tremolo is on.
Press the button again to turn Tremolo off and Chorus on (the
LED turns off).
TREMOLO CONTROL Page
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DISPLAY SELECT
1
2
1 TREM. SPEED (Tremolo Speed)
Determines the speed of the Tremolo (rapid rotation) effect.
Range: 0-100
2 CHOR. MODE (Chorus Mode)
Determines the effect applied when Tremolo is switched off (the
LED turns off): a slow chorus effect (SLOW) or STOP. Use the
SLOW setting when you want to have a constant rotating
speaker sound. When you turn off the TREMOLO button while
STOP is selected, you can obtain the effect that the rotating
speaker is stopped.
3) Realtime control of Tremolo effect
Once the Tremolo effect has been turned on and set, you can control the
effect in real time from the panel or from the left footswitch.
Panel Control
Simply press the TREMOLO (FAST) button in the DISPLAY
SELECT section to turn the Tremolo effects on and off while
you're playing.
This button functions just like the fast/slow switch on an actual
rotating speaker cabinet. When Tremolo is on, the rotation
effect is fast; when off (Chorus), it is slow. The speed change is
gradual, effectively simulating the slowing down and speeding
up of a rotating speaker.
NOTE:
The EL-57’s various effects include
Glide effect. See page 119 for the
information on Glide.
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Footswitch Control
You can also use the left footswitche to control the Tremolo
effect in the same way, if the footswitch has been properly
assigned. (See the section Footswitch Assign on page 118 for
details.)
4 Rhythm and Accompaniment
The Rhythm features of the Electone use actual drum and percussion sampled sounds to automatically
play various rhythms. Automatic Accompainment functions are used with the rhythms, providing
appropriate and completely automatic accompaniment to match the style of the rhythm selected.
Moreover, the Electone has a Keyboard Percussion feature that allows you to play drum and
percussion sounds from the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
1 Selecting Rhythms from the Panel
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
Ten different rhythm categories in various styles can be instantly
selected from the front panel. The Electone has many more
"hidden" rhythms, however. A total of 66 rhythms are available,
and can be selected by using the display.
1) To select and play a rhythm:
1
Choose a rhythm by pressing one of the Rhythm buttons in the
Rhythm section on the panel.
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
From this display, you can also select other rhythms. These
additional patterns are generally variations on the basic rhythm
categories.
2
Press the Data Control button corresponding to the rhythm you
wish to play, as you do with the voices. The selected rhythm
will be shown at the upper row of LCD.
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3
Turn the rhythm on. You can use one of three buttons to turn
on the rhythm:
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
3
2
START
1
FILL IN
1 START
This button does as its name indicates; the rhythm begins as
soon as the button is pressed. To stop the rhythm, press this
button again.
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
2 SYNCHRO START
This button puts the rhythm in "stand-by"; the rhythm will start
when you press a note on the Lower keyboard or Pedalboard.
To stop the rhythm, press this button again.
NOTE:
The left footswitch can also be used to
turn the rhythm off and on in the
middle of song. (To assign the
footswitch for rhythm control, see
page 118.)
NOTE:
ABOUT SYNCHRO START:
Synchro Start functions quite
defferently when the Auto Bass Chord
feature is turned on and the
Accompaniment Memory is turned
off. The rhythm starts when a key on
the Lower keyboard is played, but
then immediately stops when the key
is released. To keep this from
happening, turn the Memory function
on. (Refer to the Automatic
Accompaniment section, page 46, for
details on Auto Bass Chord and
Memory.)
NOTE:
When the Electone is turned on, the
Rhythm Volume is automatically set to
0.
3 INTRO. ENDING
Pressing this button automatically adds a short introduction (of
up to eight measures) before starting the actual rhythm. First,
press the INTRO. ENDING button, then the START or SYNCRO
START button to actually start the rhythm.
While the introduction is playing, the display shows the
countdown to the first measure of the pattern. For example, if
there is a eight-measure lead-in for a pattern in 4/4 time, the
following display appears:
Pressing the INTRO. ENDING button again while the pattern is
being played will automatically add an ending phrase before
stopping the rhythm.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
LEAD IN
Pressing the START button while holding down the INTRO.
ENDING button automatically plays a special one-measure Lead
In, with a click on each bead, to cue you in to the beginning of the
song.
4
Set the volume.
Press the VOLUME controls to the right of the Rhythm buttons
to set the desired level of the rhythm. The controls have seven
volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a
maximum of full volume.
Fine adjustments in the volume of the rhythm can also be made
from the Rhythm Condition page (page 42).
MAX
MIN
40
5
Set the tempo.
TEMPO
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
1
2
(TEMPO Display: shows current tempo)
1 TEMPO Dial
For adjusting the speed of the rhythm. Turn the dial clockwise
to increase the tempo, and counter-clock wise to decrease it.
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
2 TEMPO Display (BAR/BEAT Indicator)
Shows the current tempo. (Displayed values are given in beats
per minute, just as on a conventional metronome.) The tempo
range is 40 to 240 beats per minute.
When the rhythm begins playing, the TEMPO display changes
function to a Bar/Beat indicator.
The number on the left
indicates the current bar
or measure and the one
on the right indicates
the number of the beat
in each bar.
The beat indicator lamp
above the display also
indicates the beats.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
NOTE:
When you turn the TEMPO Dial even
while the rhythm is playing, the display
momentarily changes to show the current
tempo.
(BAR/BEAT Indicator: shows the
current position in the measures)
2) To use the Fill In patterns:
Fill In patterns are designed to be used as temporary and regular
rhythmic breaks to spice up a repeating rhythm. Like the regular
rhythms, all Fill In patterns have been designed to perfectly match the
bass and chord parts of the Automatic Accompaniment feature.
1
2
Select and play a rhythm.
NOTE:
As you play the Electone along with the rhythm, occasionally
press the FILL IN button.
For best results, press the FILL IN button just at the beginning
or the first beat of a measure.
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
USING A FILL IN FOR THE START OF
A SONG:
Fill In patterns can also be used as
introductions; simply press the FILL IN
button before starting the rhythm with
the START or SYNCHRO START buttons.
START
NOTE:
FILL IN
PLAYING PARTIAL FILL IN PATTERNS:
You can also start Fill In patterns within a
bar, in order to play only the final one or
two beats of the Fill In pattern and create
additional rhythmic interest. Since the
Fill In feature is very sensitive to bar/beat
boundaries, you should be very careful to
"play" the FILL IN button precisely on
(or just slightly before) the beat that you
want the Fill In pattern to begin.
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2 Rhythm Condition Page
The Rhythm Condition page includes Auto Variation, Percussion,
and Accompaniment Volume Controls.
To select the Rhythm Condition page:
Choose a rhythm, and press that pattern's panel button again (or again
press the Data Control button corresponding to the selected rhythm).
(The button should be pressed only once if the Rhythm display has
already been called up; otherwise press the button twice.)
4
Rhythm Condition Page
Rhythm and Accompaniment
1
NOTE:
See page 46 for the information on
A.B.C.
NOTE:
The Auto Variation function is not
applied to some of the rhythms.
2
3
1 AUTO VARI. (Auto Variation)
The Auto Variation function lets you set pattern variations to be
played automatically. When set to ON, Auto Variation
automatically substitutes additional pattern variations to make
the rhythm more interesting and complex.
2 PERC. VOL. (Percussion Volume)
Fine adjustment of the overall volume of the rhythms (page 40)
and Keyboard Percussion (page 49).
3 ACC. VOL. (Accompaniment Volume)
This control is the same as that described in the Accompaniment
section, page 48.
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3 Dotted Buttons and User Rhythms
The Rhythm section also has, like the voice sections, dotted buttons
from which rhythms can be selected. These dotted buttons
function as "wild card" rhythm selectors; any of the rhythms
available from the panel buttons, the Rhythm Menus or User
rhythms can be selected from these buttons.
1) To select a rhythm from a dotted button:
1
Press one of the dotted buttons on the right side of the Rhythm
section.
NOTE:
As with the Voice sections dotted
buttons, you can set two or three
rhythms from the same page to be
selected from different buttons (one
from the original Rhythm button, and
the others from the dotted buttons).
4
RHYTHM
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
MAX
SEQ.
1
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
The Rhythm Menu page appears.
2
Select one of the pages with the Page buttons.
PAGE
Each page represents the same general rhythm types as those
selected from the panel buttons. The currently assigned rhythm
name appears at the top of the display when the page has been
selected.
The rhythm name shown at the top of the LCD is that of the
currently assigned rhythm and is irrelevant to the Rhythm Menu
below.
3
Press the Data Control button corresponding to the rhythm you
wish to use.
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2) To call up the User rhythms:
You can select the User page and rhythm when you wish to play
rhythms you've created with the Rhythm Pattern Programmer function.
(page 110)
1
2
4
Press Page buttons to select the USER page.
Press to select the User rhythm number (USER 1 - USER 8) and
its Type (A - D).
PAGE
Rhythm and Accompaniment
4 Rhythm Menus
This chart lists all 66 of the rhythms available on the Electone. The
numbers in the chart correspond to the page numbers shown in the
display.
Page 1
MARCH
March
1
March
2
March
3
Polka
1
Country1
Country2
Broadway
Baroque
Waltz
1
Waltz
2
Waltz
3
Waltz
4
Jazz
Waltz 1
Jazz
Waltz 2
Jazz
Waltz 3
Bolero
Polka
2
Page 2
WALTZ
Waltz
5
Page 3
SWING
Swing
1
Swing
2
Swing
3
Jazz
Ballad
Dixieland1
Dixieland2
Swing
4
Page 4
BOUNCE
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Bounce
1
Bounce
2
Reggae
1
Reggae
2
Bounce
3
Swing
5
Swing
6
Page 5
SLOW ROCK
Slow
Rock 1
Slow
Rock 2
Slow
Rock 3
Page 6
TANGO
Tango
1
Tango
3
Chacha
Rhumba
Beguine
Mambo
Salsa
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
Tango
2
Page 7
LATIN1
Page 8
LATIN2
Samba
1
Samba
2
Samba
3
Bossanova1
Bossanova2
Bossanova3
Page 9
8 BEAT
8 Beat
1
8 Beat
2
8 Beat
3
8 Beat
4
Dance
Pop 1
Dance
Pop 2
Dance
Pop 3
Dance
Pop 4
8 Beat
5
Page 10
16 BEAT
16 Beat
1
16 Beat
2
16 Beat
3
16 Beat
Funk 1
16 Beat
Funk 2
16 Beat
Funk 3
16 Beat
4
16 Beat
5
Page 11
USER RHYTHM
NOTE:
USER
1
USER
2
USER
3
USER
4
A
B
USER
5
USER
6
USER
7
USER
8
C
D
The Baroque on the March page is
configured with accompaniment only;
it does not contain any drum or
percussion.
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5 Automatic Accompaniment - Auto
Bass Chord (A.B.C.)
The Auto Bass Chord (A.B.C.) function works with the Rhythm section
of the Electone to automatically produce chord and bass accompaniment
as you play. It adds a entirely new dimension to your performance by
effectively putting a full backing band at your disposal. Depending on
the feature or mode selected, you can play anything from a single note to
a full chord on the Lower keyboard and hear complete, rhythmical bass
and chord accompaniment.
1) To select the A.B.C. function, call up the Rhythm Condition page:
Choose a rhythm on the panel, then press that rhythm's panel button
again (or again press the Data Control button corresponding to the
selected rhythm).
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
Rhythm Condition Page
1
-1
1
-2
2
-1
1
-3
1
-4
2
-2
1
2
1 A.B.C.
1-1 OFF
Cancels the Auto Bass Chord function.
1-2 Single Finger Mode
The Single Finger mode provides the fastest and easiest means to
obtain many different chord/bass combinations, by simply using
one, or at most, two or three fingers to play the chords.
1-3 Fingered Chord Mode
The Fingered Chord mode automatically produces bass and chord
accompaniment for chords played in the Lower keyboard. It allows
you to use a wider range of chord types than in the Single Finger
mode. In the Fingered Chord mode, you play all the notes of the
chord while the Auto Bass Chord function automatically selects the
appropriate bass pattern.
1-4 Custom A.B.C. Mode
The Custom A.B.C. mode is a slight variation on the Fingered
Chod mode. It allows you to determine what bass notes will be
played in the accompaniment by playing a note on the Pedalboard
along with the chords you play in the Lower keyboard.
2 MEM.(Memory)
The Memory function allows you to have the bass and chord
accompaniment continue even after you release your fingers from
the keyboard.
2-1 LOWER
Selecting this keeps the chord accompaniment of the Lower
Keyboard voices playing even after you release your fingers from
the Lower keyboard.
2-2 PEDAL
Selecting this keeps the bass accompaniment of the Pedalboard
voices playing even after you release your fingers from the Lower
keyboard.
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2) To select the A.B.C. function, call up the A.B.C./M.O.C. page:
The Auto Bass Chord page can be called up by pressing the A.B.C./
M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
The A.B.C. section on this page are the same as the one found in the
Rhythm Condition page.
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
4
TREMOLO
(FAST)
Rhythm and Accompaniment
3) Chords Recognized in the Single Finger Mode
DISPLAY SELECT
Major, minor, 7th and minor 7th chords can all be played in the Single
Finger mode.
NOTE:
G
F
A
G
B
A
D
B
C
With Single Finger, the chord
produced will sound in the same
octave regardless of where it is played
on the Lower keyboard.
E
D
E
(Key of C)
C
NOTE:
Major chords: Press the root of the chord (the note that
corresponds to the chord's name).
Cm
Minor chords: Simultaneously press the root and any
one black key to the left of it.
C7
7th chords: Simultaneously press the root and any one
white key to the left of it.
PLAYING SINGLE FINGER CHORDS
WITHOUT RHYTHM:
Auto Bass Chord is generally used
with rhythms to create full rhythmic
accompaniment, but it can also be
used in the Single Finger mode to add
full continuous chords to your
performance without the use of the
rhythm. Simply leave the rhythm off
in Single Finger mode, and play Single
Finger chords from the Lower
keyboard.
Cm7
Minor 7th chords: Simultaneously press the root as
well as any black key and any white key to the left of it.
4) Chords Recognized in the Fingered Chord Mode
NOTE:
Minor, 7th and minor 7th chords with
black key roots (such as Bb or Gb) are
played in the same way as those with
white key roots.
(Key of C)
C
Cm
C7
Cm7
Cmaj7
Cm maj7
C+5
C7+5
Cdim
C7sus4
Cm7-5
C-5
C7-5
C6
Cm6
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6 Accompaniment Controls
The Accompaniment function described in this section is
independent of the A.B.C. accompaniment. When rhythms are
used, A.B.C. provides rhythmical chords and bass, while the
Accompaniment of this section provides arpeggiated chords and
other instrumental embellishments.
Accompaniment controls include the setting of the Accompaniment
type and its volume. These controls are selected from the Rhythm
Menu and Rhythm Condition pages.
4
To select and set up the Accompaniment controls:
Rhythm and Accompaniment
1
Press any of the RHYTHM buttons once.
The types of the Accompaniment are displayed to the right of the
display.
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
Rhythm Menu Page
NOTE:
To turn the Accompaniment function
off, press the Data Control button
corresponding to the currently
selected type. (When off, all types
should appear in normal display.)
NOTE:
Even if the Accompaniment Type is
changed, the Intro/Ending and Fill In
patterns remain the same.
1
ACCOMPANI. (Accompaniment)
1 Type 1-Type 4
These settings provide various types of rhythmic and melodic
accompaniment, and generally become more complex according
to the type number.
2
Press the same rhythm button again to display the Rhythm
Condition page.
Rhythm Condition Page
NOTE:
When the Electone is turned on, the
Accompaniment Volume is
automatically set to 0. Be sure to set
the Accompaniment Volume to the
appropriate value when using the
Accompaniment function.
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2
2 Volume
Determines the volume of the Accompaniment.
Accompaniment can also be turned off by setting this parameter
to the minimum value. Range: 0 - 24
7 Keyboard Percussion
The various drum and percussion sounds (a total of 43 are
available) have been assigned to the Lower keyboard and
Pedalboard for you to play.
To play the Keyboard Percussion sounds:
1
2
Turn off all the lower and Pedal voices by setting each voice's
volume to minimum.
4
Turn on the Keyboard Percussion function by pressing either or
both the LOWER and PEDAL buttons in the KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION section.
Rhythm and Accompaniment
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
LOWER
PEDAL
3
Set the rhythm volume.
The volume of the percussion sounds is set together with that of
the rhythm by using the VOLUME controls in the Rhythm
section. Set the volume to the desired level.
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
NOTE:
4
Play some notes on the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard. The
various percussion sounds (a total of 43 are available) have been
assigned to the keyboards as shown in the charts below.
When the Electone is turned on, the
Rhythm Volume is automatically set to
0.
NOTE:
Additional percussion sounds are
available on the Upper keyboard when
using the Rhythm Pattern Programmer
function (page 97).
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Keyboard Percussion
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Percussion Assignments for the Pedalboard
8 Melody On Chord (M.O.C)
The Melody On Chord (M.O.C.) feature automatically adds a
harmony part to the melodies you play on the Upper keyboard.
The harmony is derived from the chords you play on the Lower
keyboard--or from the chords that are played for you, if you use
Automatic Accompaniment.
Melody On Chord has three different modes, each providing a
different set of harmonies to accompany the melody played. The
modes are selected from the A.B.C./M.O.C. page.
To select the M.O.C. function:
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
4
Rhythm and Accompaniment
Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
The M.O.C. section will be displayed to the right of the display.
VOICE
DISPLAY
A.B.C./M.O.C. page
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DISPLAY SELECT
1
3
2
4
5
MELODY ON CHORD
1 OFF
Cancels the Melody On Chord function.
2 MODE 1
Produces harmonies of up to two notes in a range close to the
melody played.
3 MODE 2
Produces harmonies of up to three notes in a range close to the
melody played.
4 MODE 3
Produces harmonies of up to four notes in a range relatively
distant from the melody played.
5 KNEE
On/off switch for knee lever control over Melody On Chord
operation. To use the Melody On Chord function with knee
lever control, first switch the Knee setting to ON, then select one
of the three modes (described above). When the control is on,
pressing the knee lever to the right activates the Melody On
Chord function.
NOTE:
Melody On Chord applies only when the
Upper Keyboard Voice section's volume is
set to the appropriate value.
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5 Registration Memory
Registration Memory allows you to store virtually all the settings you make on the panel and LCD,
providing a convenient way to instantly change all voice settings and rhythms while you're playing,
with the simple touch of a single button on the Registration Memory panel. The eight buttons are
conveniently located between the Upper and Lower keyboards for easy access while playing.
M.
/TO DISK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
D.
Functions and settings that cannot be memorized are:
● Reverb type
● Registration Shift settings
● Pitch/Transpose settings
● Voice Edit settings (except
● User
rhythms in the Rhythm Pattern Program
(except for User rhythms currently assigned to
the Dotted buttons)
● Rhythm Sequences
● MIDI settings
for User voices currently
assigned to the Dotted buttons)
● Voice Disk voices
5
Registration Memory
1 Storing Registrations
Newly created registrations you make can be stored to the
Registration Memory panel buttons. All registrations in
Registration Memory can also be saved to floppy disk for future
recall.
To store registrations to the Registration Memory:
1
2
After creating your original registration, decide which numbered
button you wish to store.
While holding down the M(Memory) button in the Registration
Memory section, press the numbered button to which you wish
to save your registration.
1. While holding down M button...
M.
/TO DISK
2. ...Press desired numbered button.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
When the registration is stored, the numbered button flashes
momentarily.
2 Selecting Registrations
Simply press the numbered button that corresponds to the
registration you wish to select.
Using the D (Disable) button:
Rhythm and automatic accompaniment patterns also change when you
selct different Registration Memory buttons. Pressing the D (Disable)
button allows you to keep the same rhythm and accompaniment patterns
throughout all your registration changes, or make your own rhythm
selections if you want to.
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D.
3 Saving the Registration Data to Disk
1
Insert a formatted disk into the disk slot under the Music Disk
Recorder (M.D.R.).
Make certain that the disk is either blank or has data you can
erase. If the disk is new and unformatted, you will have to
format it. Refer to the instructions how to formatt a disk (page
60).
NOTE:
See pages 67 and 68 for the details on
saving/recalling registrations to/from
the M.D.R.
5
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
Registration Memory
2
Select a song number on the M.D.R. by using the SONG
SELECT buttons.
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
There are 40 songs, or memory locations, available on a single
disk.
3
While holding down the RECORD button on the M.D.R., press
the M (Memory) button in Registration Memory.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
---PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
M.
/TO DISK
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
1
2
CUSTOM PLAY
3
4
5
6
7
8
D.
This operation saves all eight registrations in Registration
Memory to one song. The other 39 available songs on the disk
can be used for saving additional batches of eight registrations.
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4 Registration Shift
The Registration Shift function allows you to change registrations,
all the settings you make on the panel and LCD, without taking
your hands from the keyboards. By using the right footswitch on
the expression pedal, you can “jump” to a specified registration or
step through the panel registrations in sequence, either in numeric
order or in any order you specify. Registration Shift has three
modes: Shift, Jump and User.
To select the Registration Shift functions:
Press the REGIST SHIFT button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
REGIST SHIFT Page
5
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
Registration Memory
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
1
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DISPLAY SELECT
2
3
4
1 OFF
Turns off the Registration Shift assignment.
2 SHIFT
Selects the Shift mode. In the Shift mode, each press of the right
footswitch selects the Registration Memory presets in their
numerical order. After the last preset is reached, the function
“wraps around” to select the first preset again. The numbered
buttons light up as they are selected.
To set the Shift mode function:
Simply press the Data Control button corresponding to the
SHIFT.
3 JUMP
Selects the Jump mode. In the Jump mode, each press of the
right footswitch selects a specified panel registration.
To set the Jump mode function:
1 . Select JUMP in the Registration Shift page.
The Jump “destination” appears at the right side of the LCD.
1
2
3
4
2 . Enter the desired registration number using the Data Control
buttons to select the registration number.
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4 USER
Selects the User mode. In the User mode, each press of the right
footswitch selects registrations according to the order you
specify.
To set the User mode function:
1 . Select USER in the Registration Shift page.
The page information, indicating that the Edit page is
available, appears at the top right section of the LCD.
2 . Press the Page buttons to select the EDIT page.
The Edit page appears.
There are two pages in the User mode, Mode and Edit.
Select the Edit page to program the desired sequence.
5
Registration Memory
EDIT Page
PAGE
1
-1
1
1
-2
1
-3
1
-4
2
-1
2
2
-2
-3
2-4
2
1 POSITION (Cursor Controls)
The cursor controls are used to move the cursor (the arrow
in the display) along the registration row in the display.
Entered registration numbers are shown in boxes, while the
numbers in the row above indicate the number of successive
presses of the right footswitch.
Move the cursor to the point you wish to edit.
1-1 |<< Moves the cursor to the first position.
1-2 <
Moves the cursor one step to the left.
1-3 >
Moves the cursor one step to the right.
1-4 >>| Moves the cursor to the last position.
NOTE:
The cursor cannot be moved unless
registration numbers have been
entered.
NOTE:
Though about 15 Registration Shift
steps are shown in the display at one
time, up to 80 steps can be
memorized; use the cursor controls to
access the undisplayed steps.
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2 DATA (Data Controls)
The data controls are used to enter and delete registration
numbers in the registration row. Move the cursor to the
desired position and edit the registration data.
2-1 SET
For initially entering a registration number to a blank space
in the registration row, or for replacing a number at the
current cursor position. To enter a number, press the desired
Registration Memory button (the selected button will light),
then press the Data Control button corresponding to SET.
After using SET to enter registrations, the cursor can be
moved among the numbers.
2 -2 INS. (Insert)
For inserting a registration number just before the current
cursor position. The new registration number is inserted at
the cursor position and all other numbers to the right of the
cursor are moved to accommodate the new numbers. To
perform the operation, first move the cursor to a numbered
position. Then press the desired Registration Memory button
(the selected button will light), and press the Data Control
button corresponding to INS.
2-3 DEL. (Delete)
For deleting a registration number at the current cursor
position. To delete the unnecessary number, move the
cursor to a numbered position and press the Data Control
button corresponding to DEL.
2-4 CLEAR
For erasing all current user Registration Shift Settings.
5
Registration Memory
After selecting CLEAR, the following display appears:
OK
Cancel
Select OK to clear all data. The message “Completed!!”
momentarily appears on the LCD and returns to the previous
display.
Select Cancel to abort the operation.
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Registration numbers cannot be entered beyond the
Registration Shift function's capacity of 80. The following
message momentarily appears when the 80 spaces have been
filled:
First delete unnecessary registrations, then perform the
operation again.
Resetting the Electone to the Factory Preset (Power On Reset)
All current settings including Registration Memories, User voices and User
rhythms can be deleted at once by using the Power On Reset function.
To reset the all settings:
Turn off the power.
While holding down the top left Data Control button, turn the power
back on.
Registration Memory
1
2
5
Be careful when using this operation,
since it erases all your existing data.
Always save your important data to a
floppy disk using M.D.R. (page 67) in
advance.
POWER
Turning the Electone off erases all panel settings you have made. When
the Electone is turned on, Basic Registration 1 is automatically selected. If
you have made panel settings you wish to keep, save them to Registration
Memory before turning the Electone off. You can, however, restore the
panel settings that were made before the Electone was last turned off. In
doing this, first be careful NOT to press any panel buttons (excepting
those in Basic Registration) after you turn the Electone back on. Then, to
restore the previous settings, hold down the M (Memory) button and press
D (Disable) button.
M.
/TO DISK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
D.
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6 Music Disk Recorder
The Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) is a sophisticated recording device built into the Electone that lets
you record your performances and registration settings. The Music Disk Recorder not only records the
notes you play; it also remembers the voices and rhythms you select, the front panel controls you
change, as well as all expression pedal, footswitch and knee lever positions, to reproduce your
performance exactly as you play it. Moreover, you can separately record different parts of your
performance, building up a song part by part.
1 Precautions
Be sure to handle floppy disks and treat the disk drive with care. Follow the important precautions
below.
To eject a floppy disk:
Compatible Disk Type
3.5” 2DD and 2HD type floppy disks can be used. A
blank 2DD floppy disk has been included with your
Electone for you to record your performances.
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Inserting/Ejecting Floppy Disks
Music Disk Recorder
■ To insert a floppy disk into the disk drive:
Hold the disk so that the label of the disk is facing
upward and the sliding shutter is facing forward,
towards the disk slot. Carefully insert the disk into
the slot, slowly pushing it all the way in until it
clicks into place and the eject button pops out.
Eject button
NOTE:
When the EL-57 is turned on, the LED below the
floppy disk slot will be lit indicating that the M.D.R. is
ready to use.
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Press the eject button slowly as far as it will
go; the disk will automatically pop out. When
the disk is fully ejected, carefully remove it by
hand.
Never attempt to remove the disk or turn
the power off during recording, reading
and playing back. Doing so can damage
the disk and possibly the disk drive.
If the eject button is pressed too quickly, or if
it is not pressed in as far as it will go, the disk
may not eject properly. The eject button may
become stuck in a half-pressed position with
the disk extending from the drive slot by only
a few millimeters. If this happens, do not
attempt to pull out the partially ejected disk,
since using force in this situation can damage
the disk drive mechanism or the floppy disk.
To remove a partially ejected disk, try
pressing the eject button once again, or push
the disk back into the slot and then repeat the
eject procedure.
Floppy disk slot
LED (Lamp in-use)
Before ejecting the disk, be sure to confirm
that the M.D.R. is stopped (check if the LED
above the STOP button in the M.D.R. section
is lit).
Be sure to remove the floppy disk from the
disk drive before turning off the power. A
floppy disk left in the drive for extended
periods can easily pick up dust and dirt
that can cause data read and write errors.
Cleaning the Disk Drive Read/Write Head
● Clean the read/write head regularly. This
instrument employs a precision magnetic read/
write head which, after an extended period of
use, will pick up a layer of magnetic particles
from the disks used that will eventually cause
read and write errors.
■ To protect your data (Write-protect Tab):
To prevent accidental erasure of important data,
slide the disk’s write-protect tab to the “protect”
position (tab open). If you attempt to modify the
disk when the write-protect tab is set to “on”
position, “Prot (Protected)” will appear on the
LED display in the M.D.R. section indicating that
the operation is not possible.
● To maintain the disk drive in optimum working
order Yamaha recommends that you use a
commercially-available dry-type head cleaning
disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask
your Yamaha dealer about the availability of
proper head-cleaning disks.
Protect Off
(tab closed: unlocked)
Rear side
Shutter
Never insert anything but floppy disks into
the disk drive. Other objects may cause
damage to the disk drive or floppy disks.
Write-protect tab
About the Floppy Disks
Do not expose the disk to direct sunlight,
extremely high or low temperatures, or
excessive humidity, dust or liquids.
■ Data backup
For maximum data security Yamaha
recommends that you keep two copies of
important data on separate floppy disks. This
gives you a backup if one disk is lost or
damaged. To make a backup disk use the Disk
Copy function on page 74.
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■ To handle floppy disks with care:
Do not place heavy objects on a disk or bend
or apply pressure to the disk in any way.
Always keep floppy disks in their protective
cases when they are not in use.
Protect On
(tab open: locked)
Do not open the sliding shutter and touch the
exposed surface of the floppy disk inside.
Do not expose the disk to magnetic fields,
such as those produced by televisions,
speakers, motors, etc., since magnetic fields
can partially or completely erase data on the
disk, rendering it unreadable.
Never use a floppy disk with a deformed
shutter or housing.
Do not attach anything other than the
provided labels to a floppy disk. Also make
sure that labels are attached in the proper
location.
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2 Formatting a Disk
Before recording a performance to your blank disk, the
disk must first be formatted.
To format a disk:
RECORD
UPPER
1
Put the disk, label facing up, into the disk drive
(insertion slot).
“Fort” will appear on the LED display indicating that
the inserted disk requires to be formatted.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
2
6
While holding down the SHIFT button, press the
FORMAT button.
This step puts the format operation on stand-by,
indicated by the dashes on the LED display and the
flashing LED above the FORMAT button.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
SHIFT
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
----
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
Music Disk Recorder
If you format a disk that contains previously
recorded data, all data on the disk will be erased.
To avoid inadvertently formatting a disk after this
step, press the STOP button.
3
Press the FORMAT button again to begin formatting.
The LED above the FORMAT button stays lit. The
number “160” appears on the LED display and
counts down to “001” as the disk is being formatted.
When formatting is completed, operation returns to
the original STOP status.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
You will find the SHIFT button (printed in green) at the top
right side of the M.D.R. section. Some buttons in the M.D.R.
section have dual functions: the first function is printed in
white above each button; the second function is printed in
green below each button. The SHIFT button is used to select
the second functions by pressing each function button while
holding down the SHIFT.
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LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
About SHIFT button:
UPPER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
160
RECORD
–
TEMPO +
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
3 Recording
1) To record a song:
1
Set the desired registrations on the Electone.
Make all the Electone settings necessary for the song
you will record. This means entering the all
registrations you will need for the entire performance
in the Registration Memory. Make sure also to select
the registration that you will use at the beginning of
the song.
NOTE:
When a disk is first inserted, song number 01 is
automatically selected. The song numbers 01
through 40 are available and up to 40 songs can be
stored on a disk. However, available song numbers
may be reduced depending on the amount of the
song data you have recorded.
RECORD
UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
Use the SONG SELECT (G, H)buttons to select the
song number for recording.
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
RECORD
Press the RECORD button.
The RECORD lamp lights up and the PLAY and
CUSTOM PLAY lamps begins blinking, indicating
that the Music Disk Recorder is ready to record.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
01
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
6
SONG DEL.
01
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
Music Disk Recorder
2
3
4
Put a formatted disk into the disk slot.
LOWER
NOTE:
If the selected song number already contains
recorded data, small bars (“--”) appear at the left
part of LED display and flash along with the song
number, warning you that the selected song
number already contains recorded data. If you want
to execute recording operation over the song
number, press the RECORD button again. If you
don’t want, select another song number for
recording or press the STOP button to cancel
recording.
5
Press the PLAY button.
The PLAY lamp lights up and small bars flash across
the LED display from left to right, indicating that the
M.D.R. is reading the registrations and other settings.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
RECORD
6
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
--
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
After numbers appear on the LED display of the
M.D.R., begin playing.
Once the setup operation in step #5 is complete, a
number will appear on the LED display indicating
that you can begin recording your performance. The
number also indicates the amount of memory left on
the disk.
PEDAL
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
622
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
The short time it takes to set up for recording is
recorded as well, causing a short pause before
playback of the song.
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If you make a mistake during recording:
1 . Press the PLAY button while the M.D.R. is still running.
This stops the recording and returns you to the starting
point of the song.
The letters “rE” (retry) appear on the left side of the LED
display and the PLAY and CUSTOM PLAY LEDs start
flashing, indicating that you can re-record the song.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
2 . Press PLAY again to begin re-recording the song.
Re-recording starts from the beginning of the song and
replaces the previously recorded performance with the
newly recorded performance.
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When you finish playing, press the STOP button.
After the small bars flash to draw a square on the
LED display to indicate the processing for stop, both
the RECORD and PLAY lamps go out, and recording
is stopped.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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UPPER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
Music Disk Recorder
Be sure to remove the floppy disk from the disk
drive after the STOP lamp lights up.
NOTE:
When the available memory reaches “008” or less,
the numbers begin flashing to warn you. If this
happens, stop recording before the display reaches
“000.”
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To hear your newly recorded performance, press the
PLAY button.
Play back will begin after a couple of seconds. For
more information on playback and other playbackrelated functions, see page 69.
Never attempt to press the eject button or turn the
power off during recording, reading and playing
back. Doing so can damage the disk and possibly
the disk drive. Be sure to remove the floppy disk
from the disk drive before turning off the power.
Outline of M.D.R. Operation
Though the M.D.R. is as easy to operate as a cassette tape recorder, it is far move versatil. Since it records all
Electone settings and control movements as well as the notes you play as digital data, it allows you much more
flexibility and control than even the most sophisticated tape recorder. Basically, the M.D.R. independently records
the following three types of data:
1. Registration data (including Bulk data)
All registrations stored to the Registration Memory numbered buttons as well as the registration currently set to the
panel, are recorded at the beginning of a song, before the actual recording of your performance. Bulk data is also
saved to the song with the Registration data. Bulk data includes: Registration Shift settings, Rhythm Pattern (User
rhythms) and Rhythm Sequence data, and User voices.
2. Performance data
The M.D.R. records your performance on the keyboards and pedalboard of the Electone exactly as you play it, even
recording the strength at which you play the keys and how hard you press them down while playing. The various
types of performance data--Upper, Lower, Pedal and Lead--are recorded to independent “tracks,” so that you can
change any one of them without affecting the others.
3. Control data
All changes you make on the Electone during your performance are recorded in real time. These include
registration changes, the use of the expression pedals, footswitches and knee lever.
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2) To record each part separately:
You can also record the parts of your performance
independently; for example, first recording the chords and
bass to the song (using the Lower and Pedalboard), and after
that recording the melody. This function also lets you
record keyboard percussion and performance control data,
such as registration changes and expression pedal operation,
separately from the other parts of the song.
1
Set up the M.D.R. for recording, as you did in the
section above.
The first steps in recording parts separately are the
same as for normal recording on page 61:
1 . Memorize all the registrations needed for your
performance to the Registration Memory
numbered buttons, and set the registration that
will be used at the beginning of the song.
2 . Insert a formatted disk.
3 . Select the song number to which you will record
your performance.
4 . Press the RECORD button to make the Music
Disk Recorder ready to record.
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Music Disk Recorder
RECORD
2
Select the parts for recording.
Pressing the RECORD in the procedure 1.-4 above
turns on the all parts’ LEDs in the upper left row
indicating that each part is ready to record.
Press the RECORD buttons for each part in the
upper left row to turn off the parts you don’t want to
record. For this example, press RECORD/UPPER.
The PLAY/UPPER lamp in the upper right row lights
up.
■ RECORD/UPPER - Records the performance data
of the Upper keyboard when turned on.
■ RECORD/LOWER - Records the performance
data of the Lower keyboard when turned on.
■ RECORD/PEDAL - Records the performance data
of the Pedalboard when turned on.
■ RECORD/CONTROL - Records the Control data
(see Outline of M.D.R. Operation above) when
turned on.
The LED lamps above the buttons indicate the
record status of the parts.
This example operation disables recording of the
Upper part.
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UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
Separate recording for Lead and/or Keyboard Percussion parts:
Hold down the SHIFT button and simultaneously press the
appropriate button in the top row in the procedure #2. above.
The two buttons (indicated in the illustration at the right)
function as Lead and Keyboard Percussion selectors in the
record mode.
RECORD/LEAD - Records the performance data of
the Lead voice when turned on.
RECORD/K.PERC. - Records the performance data of
Keyboard Percussion when turned on. (Keyboard
Percussion can be recorded and played independent of
the Rhythm patterns.)
Holding down the SHIFT button in the record condition lets
you select these “hidden” functions. The lamps above each
button will also change to indicate the status of SHIFT-selected
parts.
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5
Press the STOP button when you are finished with
your performance to stop recording. Now that you’ve
recorded the first parts of your performance.
Press RECORD to set up recording of the next part.
In this case, the song (number) contains the
performance data of the Lower and Pedal in addition
to the registration and setup data. The small bars (“-”) appear at the left part of LED display and flash
along with the song number, warning you that the
selected song number already contains recorded data.
PLAY
SHIFT
(LEAD)
(K.PERC.)
(LEAD)
(K.PERC.)
01
PAUSE
REM.MEM.
NOTE:
If you don’t record the Lead and Keyboard Percussion
parts separately, the Lead part will be recorded as the
Upper data and the Keyboard Percussion part will be
recorded as the Lower/Pedal data.
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RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
RECORD
6
Press the RECORD button again to record another
part (Upper part).
The RECORD lamp lights up and the PLAY and
CUSTOM PLAY lamps begins blinking, indicating
that the Music Disk Recorder is ready to record.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
7
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
01
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CONTROL
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CUSTOM PLAY
SONG DEL.
RECORD
Press the RECORD buttons for each part in the upper
left row to turn off the parts you have already
recorded. In this case, press RECORD/LOWER,
RECORD/PEDAL and RECORD/CONTROL to turn
off.
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
SHIFT
PLAY
PEDAL
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
--01
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
Music Disk Recorder
3
Press the PLAY button, and start playing after
numbers appear in the display.
For this example, play the lower keyboard and
pedalboard.
RECORD
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
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8
Press the CUSTOMPLAY button to start recording of
the new part or parts (Upper part).
Playback of the previously recorded parts starts
immediately.
RECORD
UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
The CUSTOM PLAY button is used here to record
only the parts that have been selected for recording,
and play back only those parts that have been
selected for playback. Since registration data has
already been recorded with the first parts of the
song, recording begins immediately.
While you listen to the parts being played back, start
playing the melody on the Upper keyboard.
When the end of the recorded performance is
reached, playback is automatically stopped and the
STOP status is resumed.
LOWER
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
610
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
The CUSTOM PLAY button is used to record or play
back the specified track(s).
NOTE:
The length of a subesquently recorded part cannot
exceed the length of the previously recorded parts. If
you want to change the song length, first delete the
exisiting song (see Song Delete on page 74) and
record again.
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4 Recording Registrations
(and Bulk Data)
You can also record registrations by themselves, without
recording a performance. Bulk data, including
Registration Memory and Registration Shift settings,
Rhythm Pattern (User rhythms) and Rhythm Sequence
data, and User voices, is also saved in the operation.
There are two ways to record the registrations and bulk
data:
1) To record only the registrations and bulk data:
M.
/TO DISK
Select the song number to which you wish to record
the registrations.
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RECORD
While holding down the RECORD button, press the
M (Memory) button on the Registration Memory
panel.
Small bars flash across the LED display from left to
right, indicating that the M.D.R. is reading the
registrations and other settings. After recording, the
M.D.R. is automatically stopped and returns to
STOP status.
1
2
3
4
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
STOP
PEDAL
7
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
----
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
6
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
PAUSE
5
UPPER
Music Disk Recorder
1
2
3
On the Electone, set the registrations and all other
data you wish to record.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
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D.
2) To record only the registrations and bulk data:
1
2
3
Set up the registrations and select the song number as
you did in steps #1 and #2 above.
Press the RECORD button.
RECORD
UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
Press the PLAY button to record the registrations,
then press the STOP button as soon as you see the
small bars flash across the LED display from left to
right.
The small bars that flash across the display indicate
that the M.D.R. is recording the registrations and
being set up for normal recording; pressing the STOP
button interrupts this process.
LOWER
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
RECORD
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
01
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
--
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
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5 Recalling Recorded
Registrations (and Bulk Data)
The registrations (and bulk data) recorded to song
numbers in the above operation can be loaded back to
the Electone by simply selecting the appropriate song
number and pressing the PLAY button. When the
operation has been completed, the M.D.R. returns to
STOP status.
The M.D.R. also makes it possible to use more than the 8
Registration Memory registrations in a performance—without
having to alter the current panel settings. This would come in
handy when performing several songs in succession that use
more than 8 registrations.
To do this:
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1
First record the registrations you need into several
song numbers on the M.D.R. before the
performance. (You should also try to record them
in the order that you’ll use them, if possible.)
2
During the performance, after all 8 registrations
from a certain song number have been used, select
the next song number and press the PLAY button
on the M.D.R. This replaces all 8 registrations in
Registration Memory with the new ones from the
selected song number.
3
By repeating the above steps, you can run through
an entire performance without having to change
the panel settings.
6 Replacing Registrations
The M.D.R. also lets you change the registrations of an
existing song without changing the performance data.
The procedure is the same as that of "Recording
Registrations" mentioned in the previous page.
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7 Playback
You can play back your recorded performance by simply
pressing the PLAY button. Registrations and other data
will be recalled to the Electone.
1) To play back a song:
RECORD
UPPER
1
Select the number of the song you wish to play back
by using the SONG SELECT buttons.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
2
3
STOP
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
01
PLAY
CONTROL
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CUSTOM PLAY
CONTROL
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
0005
PLAY
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
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CUSTOM PLAY
Music Disk Recorder
SONG SELECT
RECORD
If you have recorded the Lead part separately:
PEDAL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
LOWER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
---
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Turn on the Lead part for playback by holding down
the SHIFT button and simultaneously pressing the
appropriate button in the PLAY section (as shown in
the illustration on the right).
SONG SELECT
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
PLAY
PEDAL
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
SONG DEL.
RECORD
UPPER
PAUSE
Playback of the song begins after the Electone data is
reset and the song time is shown on the M.D.R.’s
display.
Playback automatically stops at the end of a song.
You can, however, stop playback in the middle of a
song by pressing the STOP button.
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Press the PLAY button.
The PLAY lamp lights up and small bars move across
the display, indicating that the M.D.R. is resetting
registrations on the Electone.
UPPER
PLAY
SHIFT
(LEAD)
(K.PERC.)
(LEAD)
(K.PERC.)
01
PAUSE
REM.MEM.
2) To play back the selected part(s):
You can also play back the selected parts of your recorded
performance, while other parts are temporarily turned off.
This function is especially useful for playing a single part,
such as the melody, over previously recorded
accompaniment parts.
To select specific parts for playback:
Select the number of the song to be played back.
1
2
Never turn off the power switch when a floppy disk
is still engaged in the M.D.R. disk drive slot. Also
do not press the Eject button during recording or
playback.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
Set the parts you wish to mute to OFF, by pressing
the appropriate PLAY button. The LED of the
selected part should be off.
Make sure to turn on the parts you wish to play back.
3
Press the PLAY button.
First the registration and other data are read, then
playback of the performance starts (excepting the
parts that were turned off in step #2).
4
Now perform your new part or parts over the
playback parts.
When the end of the recorded performance is
reached, playback is automatically stopped and the
STOP status is resumed.
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
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3) To repeat playback of a song or songs:
This feature allows you to repeatedly play back either all
songs on a disk or only one specific song.
RECORD
UPPER
1
Select the song number you wish to play back.
If you wish to play back all songs on a disk, select the
first song that will be played back. The others will
follow in order.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
RECORD
2
Hold down the SHIFT button and simultaneously
press the SONG REPEAT button.
The lamps above SHIFT and SONG REPEAT light
up, and “ALL” appears on the LED display.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
CONTROL
Music Disk Recorder
3
To repeatedly playback all songs starting with the
selected song:
Press the PLAY button.
Playback will begin from the song selected and repeat
indefinitely. To stop playback, press the STOP
button.
3
To repeatedly playback only the selected song:
1 . Again hold down the SHIFT button and
simultaneously press the SONG REPEAT button.
“SinG” appears on the LED display to indicate
that a single song will be repeatedly played back.
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
CONTROL
PLAY
LOWER
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
SHIFT
CUSTOM PLAY
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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RECORD
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
To stop playback, press the STOP button.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL
PLAY
PEDAL
STOP
CUSTOM PLAY
SONG DEL.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
ALL
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
2 . Press the PLAY button to begin playback of the
song.
Playback of the selected song will begin and repeat
indefinitely.
UPPER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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SHIFT
PLAY
PEDAL
STOP
CONTROL
SONG DEL.
01
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
0001
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
8 Other Functions
1) Custom Play
If you want to play back the song without resetting the
registrations and other data, press the CUSTOM PLAY
button. This displays the song time and starts playback
immediately.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
0000
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
If you hold down the SHIFT and press CUSTOM
PLAY, all data, except for that of Rhythm Pattern
Program, Rhythm Sequence and User voices, will be
loaded and played back.
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Music Disk Recorder
2) Pause
If you want to temporarily stop playback of the song or
songs, press the PAUSE button. To resume playback from
the point at which the song was paused, press the PAUSE
button again.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
110
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
3) Fast Forward and Fast Reverse
During playback, these buttons function as fast forward and
fast reverse buttons, much like those of a tape recorder. Press
[H] to advance to a later point in the song or press [G]
to return to an earlier position. While either of these buttons
is held down, playback stops and the song time is advanced
or reversed accordingly. Hold down the button until the
desired song time is shown. When the button is released,
playback is paused. To resume playback from the point
you've advanced or reversed to, press the PLAY button.
NOTE:
Fast reverse may take some time to confirm the
reversed position.
NOTE:
Fast Forward and Fast Reverse operate at five times
the normal playback speed.
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4) Changing the Tempo
You can change the tempo of the song as the song is playing
on the M.D.R. by holding down the SHIFT button and
pressing the TEMPO + or TEMPO - button. (The Tempo dial
on the Electone panel cannot be used to change the tempo on
the Music Disk Recorder.)
Each press of the button slows down or speeds up the tempo
by a small amount. Changing the tempo does not change the
pitch of the music.
To restore the original recording tempo of a song, hold down
the SHIFT button and simultaneously press both TEMPO
buttons.
Indicates faster tempo
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
When tempo is changed, the LED display indicates
the change as a percentage of the original recording
tempo (100). Values less than 100 indicate a slower
tempo; values greater than 100 indicate a faster
tempo.
RECORD
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PEDAL
UPPER
LOWER
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
CONTROL
SHIFT
Indicates original tempo
SONG
REPEAT
Music Disk Recorder
PAUSE
Indicates slower tempo
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SONG DEL.
H100
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
Tempo changes remain in effect even through
changes in song number. If you have changed the
tempo in one song, you should perform the
restoring operation of the original tempo before
playing another song. Turning the power switch off
and on again also restores the original tempo.
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5) Song Copy
This function lets you copy the data recorded at one song
number to another song number.
To use the Song Copy function:
Select the song number to be copied with the SONG
SELECT buttons.
1
2
RECORD
While holding down the SHIFT button, press the
SONG COPY FROM button.
The song number to be copied from appears at the
left of the LED display.
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01--
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
If the specified song number has no recorded data,
the M.D.R. automatically searches for and selects
the next song that contains recorded data.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
Music Disk Recorder
3
While holding down the SHIFT button, press the
SONG COPY TO button.
The M.D.R. automatically searches for an empty song
number to copy the data to, and displays that number
at the right side of the display. The RECORD lamp
will start flashing indicating that the M.D.R. is ready
to copy. If all destination song numbers contain
recorded data, “FULL” appears on the LED display.
In this case, you should erase one of the songs on the
disk by using the Song Delete function (see below).
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MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
0102
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
The message “FULL” may appear when the
available memory is short.
NOTE:
If you want to abort the operation, press STOP
button.
4
Use the SONG SELECT buttons to select a
destination song number for copying.
Follow this step if you wish to select a different
destination song number than the one displayed. The
M.D.R. will display only those song numbers that
have no data.
5
Press the RECORD button to execute the Song Copy
function.
The RECORD lamp stops flashing and remains lit,
indicating that the Song Copy function is in process.
The LED display shows the “size” of the song in
numbers, and counts down as the data is being
copied. When the display shows “000”, the song has
been completely copied.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
016
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
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6) Song Delete
You can delete a song on disk by performing this function.
To use Song Delete:
Use the SONG SELECT buttons to select the number
of the song you wish to delete.
1
2
While holding down the SHIFT button, press the
SONG DEL. button.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
The letters “dL” appear on the left side of the LED
display, next to the selected song number. RECORD
lamp flashes to indicate that the M.D.R. is ready to
delete the song. If you wish to, you can still select a
different song number in this step by using the SONG
SELECT buttons.
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
dL04
PLAY
CONTROL
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
If you want to abort the operation, press STOP
button.
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Music Disk Recorder
3
Press the RECORD button to execute the Song Delete
function.
The RECORD lamp stops flashing and remains lit,
indicating that the Song Delete function has begun.
When the Song Delete function is completed, the
STOP status is automatically resumed.
7) Disk Copy
You can duplicate a floppy disk by copying the contents.
Yamaha recommends that you keep two copies of important
data on separate floppy disks by using this function.
1
Prepare the source disk and the formatted blank disk
to be copied.
The disk type of both source disk and destination
disk must be the same. For example, use 2DD for
the disk to be copied (destination) if the source disk
is 2DD type.
Be sure to set the Write-protect tab on the source
disk to ON. On the contrary, set the Write-protect
tab on the destination disk to OFF. The message
“Prot” may appear if you insert the destination disk
with the Write-protect tab ON. In this case, the
Disk Copy function cannot be executed.
2
While holding down the SHIFT button, press the
LOWER button in the RECORD part.
“In 1” appears on the LED display to indicate that the
M.D.R. is ready to execute the Disk Copy.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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UPPER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
In 1
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
3
Insert the source disk into the disk slot.
The M.D.R. starts reading the data in the source disk.
“out 1” appears on the LED display.
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
4
STOP
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PLAY
5
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
CONTROL
PLAY
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
6
PLAY
PEDAL
CONTROL
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CUSTOM PLAY
PLAY
PEDAL
STOP
SHIFT
Music Disk Recorder
When finished, “End” will appear on the LCD display
for two or three seconds.
LOWER
In 2
PLAY
PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
The number of times you repeat depend on the size
of the data to be copied and the disk type (2DD type:
2 ~ 16 times; 2HD: 2 ~ 31).
UPPER
RECORD
UPPER
PAUSE
7
FORMAT
TEMPO +
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SONG
REPEAT
Repeat the procedures #3 through #6 as indicated on
the LED display.
–
CONTROL
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
6
RECORD
RECORD
PAUSE
Eject the destination disk.
“In 1” appears on the LED display again.
SONG SELECT
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
CONTROL
PLAY
PEDAL
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
UPPER
PEDAL
SONG DEL.
RECORD
UPPER
PAUSE
Insert the destination disk.
The number “160” appears on the LED display and
counting down is initiated as the disk is being copied.
“out 2” appears on the LED display.
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Press the eject button to take out the source disk.
“In 2” appears on the LED display to urge you to
insert the destination disk.
UPPER
CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
In 1
SONG SELECT
RECORD
–
FORMAT
TEMPO +
CUSTOM PLAY
NOTE:
“Fort” or “bAd” may appear if an error occurs in the
middle of the operation. If this happen, please retry
formatting the destination disk and copying disk.
Follow the M.D.R. direction to eject/insert the disks
durinmg the operation. Do not ignore the M.D.R.
direction to eject/insert the disks. Doing so can
damage the disk and possibly the disk drive.
NOTE:
If you want to cancel the Disk Copy operation in
the middle of procedures, eject the disk and turn
the power off. In this case, you are required to
format the destination disk again.
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8) Checking the Remaining Memory
While plaback is stopped, you can check the amount of
memory available for additional recording. To do this,
simultaneously hold down the SHIFT button and the PAUSE
button (indicated in the illustration at right as REM. MEM.:
Remaining Memory). The maximum amount of memory is
620 for 2DD disks and 1240 for 2HD disks.
RECORD
SHIFT
(LEAD)
PAUSE
REM. MEM.
9) Voice Disks
The M.D.R. also allows you to select additional voices from
disks. For more information about Voice Disks, see page 85.
10) Copy Protect
Some of the Disks available for the Electone are purposely
protected from being copied or erased. You cannot save the
data to another floppy disk. If you try to load data from such
a “copy-protected” disk to the Electone, a “Protected Disk”
(Pr##) message will appear on the LED display. The data
cannot be saved to the disk.
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Music Disk Recorder
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PLAY
(K.PERC.)
(LEAD)
540
(K.PERC.)
Messages on the M.D.R. LED Display
Display
Description of the Messages
No disk is installed. Install a disk.
1) The installed disk is write-protected, so the Record, Song Copy, and Song Delete jobs cannot be
performed. Set the disk's Write-protect tab to OFF(page 59).
2) If you are using a copy-protected playback-only disk, this message may appear when you attempt the
Record, Song Copy, or Song Delete operations.
3) When executing Disk Copy, set the Write-protect tab on the source disk to ON.
The installed disk is not formatted. Format the disk(page 60).
1) The disk's memory capacity is full, so the Record or Song Copy operation cannot be performed. Use
another formatted disk or delete unnecessary songs.
2) Data is already recorded at all song numbers, so the operation cannot be performed. Press the STOP
button, then delete any unnecessary songs.
None of the song numbers contain recorded data, so the Song Copy operation cannot be performed.
Press the STOP button.
An error occurred because the disk was removed during recording or playback. Press the STOP button,
and replace the disk, then start the operation over again.
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The installed disk cannot be played back on the M.D.R. Press the STOP button, then insert a compatible disk.
Recording cannot be performed because too much data was received at once. Press the STOP button.
Music Disk Recorder
The disk is defective and cannot be formatted. Press the STOP button, then insert another disk.
An error occurred during the transmission or reception of data. Press the STOP button.
You are trying to record to the song number which already contains recorded data. Select the other
blank song number by pressing the SONG SELECT buttons.
* “XX” indicates a song number (01 through 40).
When you insert the “copy-protected” disk to the Electone, this message will appear on the LED display.
You cannot overwrite or save the changes.
* “XX” indicates a song number (01 through 40).
In the case of Voice Disk operation, an incompatible Voice Disk has been inserted.
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7 Voice Edit
The EL-57 Electone has a Voice Edit feature that allows you to create your own voices. The Voice Edit
uses sophisticated sound shaping tools that make it possible to craft just about any kind of sound-from authentic recreations of acoustic instruments to wild electronic voices and special effects.
The following section will introduce you to the basics of voice editing by taking you step by step
through a specific editing example. As you follow the steps, you may find many of the terms and
parameter names to be unfamiliar. Once you go through the editing steps, however, we suggest that
you read through the Voice Editing Basics section (page 86) to get a firmer understanding of the
principles behind voice editing.
1 Editing a Voice
1) To select a voice and its Operator:
1
2
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VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
Voice Edit
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
First, select the voice you want to edit from the Voice Menu.
(Each volume on the other voice sections should be set to MIN.)
While holding down the VOICE EDIT button in the DISPLAY
SELECT section, press the Voice button corresponding to the
voice you wish to edit. For this example, select Piano from the
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE section.
1 . While holding down VOICE EDIT button...
If you press VOICE EDIT without selecting a voice, the
following display will prompt you to complete the step.
2 . ...press desired Voice button.
After you have selected a voice--Piano, in this example--the
following LCD will appear.
DISPLAY SELECT
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
VOLUME
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
2
TUTTI
MIN
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EDIT Page
Operator
NOTE:
The currently selected Operator name
is shown in the dark bar in the middle
of the display.
Algorithm
Envelope Parameter
Algorithm and Operator
At the left side of the display is the Algorithm used for this voice.
An algorithm is a kind of “map” that shows how the sound
components of the voice are related to each other. Each voice has
five separate sound components and they are called “Operators.”
3
Begin changing the sound by turning off all Operators, except
Operator 1.
To turn off each Operator:
1 . First, use the pair of Data Control buttons just below the
algorithm display (below the box 1; the second from the left)
to select an Operator.
The currently selected Operator number is surrounded by
the “Brackets.”
Pressing the A button move the “Brackets” counter
clockwise, and pressing the B button move the “Brackets”
clockwise. Move the “Brackets” to the Operator 2.
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Voice Edit
2 . Then press one of the far left pair of Data Control buttons to
turn the selected Operator off.
Reverse display (dark box)
indicates that the Operator is
on; normal display indicates
the Operator is off.
The “Brackets” indicate the
currently selected Operator.
These buttons turn the
selected Operator on and off.
These buttons select the
Operators in order.
3 . Repeat the above process for all of the Operators except
Operator 1.
As you turn off each Operator, play the voice and listen to
how the sound changes.
When you turn off the AWM Operator, no sound will be
produced.
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2) To edit the FM Operators:
1
Adjust the Envelope Parameters of Operator 1 (after turning off
the other Operators).
The Envelope Parameters control the level of the sound and how
that level changes over time. See page 89 for more information.
For now, try making some of these changes in the envelope:
Envelope
Parameters
NOTE:
The parameter value can be changed
quickly when you press the Data
Control button with the COARSE
button held.
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Adjust the OL (Output Level) parameter.
Changing the OL parameter affects the volume of the selected
Operator.
Raise the OL parameter from 0 to 110 by using the pair of Data
Control buttons just below the OL. (Pressing the [q] button
raises the level, and pressing the [u] button lowers the level.)
Voice Edit
Adjust the AR (Attack Rate) parameter.
Play the voice and notice how the changes you make affect the
initial volume of the voice. By changing this parameter you can
make the sound gradually get louder (lower settings) or have it
reach its full volume all at once (higher settings).
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Adjust the RR (Release Rate) parameter.
Play a note on the keyboard and then release it. Notice how the
changes affect the tail end of the sound, just after you release the
key. By changing this parameter, you can make the sound
sustain beyond the release point (lower settings).
2
Keeping Operator 1 on, select and turn on Operator 2, then
adjust the Operator level.
Adjust the OL (Output Level) parameter.
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3
Voice Edit
Use the Data Control buttons below OL (Output Level) to
change the level of Operator 2. Notice that the volume of the
sound doesn't change, but the tone does. Increasing the level of
one of the top row Operators generally makes the tone of the
Operator below it brighter or more metallic. Decreasing the
level has the opposite effect.
NOTE:
Raising the OL of the Operator 2 (to
113 - 127) to make the sound brighter
and lowering the AR of the Operator 2
(to 1 - 10) can produce a distinctive
effect.
Turn off Operators 1 and 2, and turn on Operators 3 and 4.
Make some changes to their parameters, as you did with
Operators 1 and 2 in steps #1 and #2 above. Set the OL of the
Operator 3 to 110.
The relationshp between Operators 3 and 4 is similar to that
between Operators 1 and 2.
About the Operators
NOTE:
Changing the level of one of the top row Operators (2 and 4 here) affects
the tone of the Operator below it.
Changing the level of one of the bottom row Operators (1 and 3) affects
the volume of the related top row Operator.
No sound will be produced nor will
adjusting the top row Operators have
any effect if all of the bottom row
Operators have been turned off or set
to their minimum level. Be sure to
turn on the bottom row of Operators
and set them to a suitable level before
changing the parameters of the top
row Operators.
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3) To edit the AWM Operator:
Next, we'll make a change in the sound of the AWM Operator. The
AWM Operator is a specially recorded waveform with an actual
instrumental sound, unlike the pure electronic sounds of the other
Operators.
1
Turn off all of the Operators, except for the AWM Operator,
then change its parameter, OL (Output Level). The AWM
Operator has its own page with a different setting.
2
Finally, turn all of the other Operators back on and adjust each
Operator's level.
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Voice Edit
NOTE:
The Operator on/off settings you made
here are temporary. Even though you
turn off an Operator when editing a
voice, the on/off status of the
Operators will forcibly be changed and
saved as “on” in a User voice.
If you want an Operator muted, set the
OL parameter of the selected Operator
to the minimum.
NOTE:
After making changes in the voice,
you can restore the original voice by
switching to another function. If,
however, you wish to keep the newly
created voice for future use, you
should save it. (See following
section.)
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You have got the full-bodied ringing electronic piano sounds
configured with the realistic AWM acoustic piano and FM
brighter piano.
2 Saving Your New Voice
Once you have created a sound you are satisfied with, you'll want to
save that sound for future use.
To save your newly created voice:
1
Use the Page buttons to select the SAVE page.
The following display appears.
SAVE Page
PAGE
2
Press the Data Control button that corresponds to the User voice
number you wish to save to.
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NOTE:
Voice Edit
The on/off status cannot be saved. If
you want an Operator muted, set the
OL parameter of the selected Operator
to the minimum.
.
The following display appears, prompting confirmation of the
operation. (Saving a new voice automatically erases the voice
previously stored to the selected User number.)
3
Press any of the Data Control buttons below “OK” to save the
voice, or press any of the buttons below “Cancel” to abort the
operation.
When the voice has been saved, the message “Completed!!”
temporarily appears.
This operation automatically erases
any voice that have been previously
saved to the selected User voice
number. You should check the User
voices (page 23) before saving a voice
to make sure that you will not be
erasing any important voices.
This Save page shows the same voices as the last page (USER) of
the dotted buttons' Voice Menu.
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3 Quitting Voice Edit
You can quit the Voice Edit function from any of its display pages.
To quit:
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
2
Select “OK” to quit the Voice Edit function, or “Cancel” to abort
the operation and return to the previous display.
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DISPLAY SELECT
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1
Press the VOICE EDIT button in the DISPLAY SELECT section
once again.
The following display will appear, prompting confirmation of
the operation.
4 Recalling an Edited Voice
Once the voice has been saved, it can be selected from the last page
(USER) of the dotted buttons' Voice Menu (page 23).
Voice Edit
To recall a User voice:
1
2
Press one of the dotted buttons in the voice section you want to
use.
Use Page buttons to select the USER page.
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3
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Press the Data Control button corresponding to the saved voice.
The four USER voices of the Save page in the Voice Edit are the
same as those of the USER page in the Voice Menu.
5 Selecting Voices From a Voice
Disk (Optional)
You can also load voices from optional Voice Disks (for EL-37) to
the four User voices in the Voice Menu.
To do this:
1
Hold down the VOICE EDIT button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section and simultaneously press any one of the panel voice
buttons.
2
Select the VOICE DISK page with the Page buttons.
The message “Insert Voice Disk!!” appears and prompts you the
operation.
3
NOTE:
Any one of the voice sections can be
used here. Make sure that the volumes
of all other voices are set to off (the
minimum value) for monitoring the
Voice Disk voices.
PAGE
Insert the Voice Disk into the disk slot under the Music Disk
Recorder.
The voice number and name of the Voice Disk appears.
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VOICE DISK Page
Voice Edit
Pressing these buttons steps through
the voice numbers; the name of each
voice appears on the display as well.
Refer to the list included with your Voice
Disk for voice numbers and names.
4
5
6
Using any of the Data Control button pairs, select the voice you wish
to load.
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Press the Data Control button that corresponds to the User Voice
number you wish to save to.
Press one of the four Data Control buttons below “OK” in the display
to save the voice, or one of the four buttons below “Cancel” to abort
the operation and return to the previous display.
When the voice has been saved, a “completed!!” message appears.
Play the keyboard to check the sound of the voice. Select other
voices (as you did in step #4 above) and check those sounds as well.
If you want to save the current voice to a User Voice space, select the
previous page, “SAVE” with the Page buttons.
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6 Voice Editing Basics
The EL-57 Electone uses a sophisticated tone generation system
developed by Yamaha that is capable of producing an exceptionally
wide range of voices. To be more specific, the system uses
individual sound sources that “modulate” each other's frequencies
and thus create complex sounds not possible by the ordinary
mixing of those sound sources.
1) Operators
Along with the sophisticated AWM sound sources that are the backbone
of the Electone's authentic voices, the tone generation system features
other sound sources called “Operators.” An Operator is a sound
generator that produces one very simple type of sound: a pure sine
wave. A sine wave by itself is not very interesting to listen to; however,
when one sine wave is used to modulate a second sine wave, together
they result in a new, complex waveform.
Operators
FM Operator
FM Operators
1-4
AWM
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Modulator
Carrier
Voice Edit
2) Modulators, Carriers and Algorithms
The top Operator, which sends the modulation signal is, not
surprisingly, called the modulator. The bottom Operator, which
receives or “carries” the modulated sine wave and outputs the resulting
sound, is called the carrier. The complexity or brightness of the sound
depends on the output level of the modulator.
This kind of arrangement in which Operators are “stacked” together is
called an algorithm. With four sine wave Operators available for
stacking, the various algorithms can produce a wide variety of sounds.
Voice Algorithm Examples
Modulators
Modulators
Modulator
Carriers
Carriers
Carrier
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Carriers
3) AWM Operators
Each algorithm also has a special AWM (Advanced Wave Memory)
Operator. AWM Operators are not sine waves like the other Operators,
but are digital recordings of actual instrument sounds, such as piano,
violin, guitar, and so on. The AWM Operator's sound is mixed with the
sounds of the other Operators in the algorithm to create realistic voices.
You can adjust its output level within the range: 0 - 127.
AWM Operator
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4) FM Operators
The Operators 1 through 4 are the sine wave Operators of the algorithm.
When one of these Operators has been selected, the following
parameters are displayed:
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 OL (Output Level)
Determines the level of the selected Operator's sound.
Range: 0-127
2 AR (Attack Rate)
Determines how quickly the Operator will reach its maximum
level after the key is played. Lower values produce a slower
attack.
Range: 0-31
3 D1R (Decay 1 Rate)
Determines how much time it takes for the Operator to reach its
second level, set in the Decay 1 Level parameter.
Range: 0-31
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Voice Edit
NOTE:
When the D2R is set to 0, the level set
by the D1L will be maintained until
the key is released. The higher setting
of the D2R rapidly lower the level.
NOTE:
With the RR set too low, the sound
continues to sound.
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4 D1L (Decay 1 Level)
Determines the second level setting of the Operator.
Range: 0-63
5 D2R (Decay 2 Rate)
Determines how much time it takes for the Operator to reach its
third level, or the minimum level before the key is released.
Range: 0-31
6 RR (Release Rate)
Determines how much time it takes for the level to reach 0 after
the key is released.
Range: 0-63
Envelope Parameters
By using the modulators and setting them to various output levels, you can
create all kinds of sounds. These sounds will be static, however, unless
you have the output levels change in time. That is precisely what an
envelope does. It varies the output of an Operator in time so that you can
vary the tone or the level. If the output of the modulator changes, the tone
will change. If the output level of the carrier changes, the volume will
change.
2
3
5
6
AR
D1R
D2R
RR
1
OUTPUT
LEVEL
4
D1L
Key-on
Key-off
Feedback
The output of a modulator can also be circled back to its input, allowing it
to modulate itself as well as the Operator below it. This is called feedback,
and it adds harmonic complexity to the tone. Operators using feedback
are indicated by a line that encircles the right side of the Operator.
Feedback cannot be directly controlled; however, you can adjust the
parameters of Operators that have feedback to change the characteristics of
the feedback sound.
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Voice Edit
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5) General Guidelines for Editing Operators
Before you edit a voice, always check its algorithm to see which
Operators function as carriers and which as modulators. Then select
each Operator in turn and edit its parameters. The Output Level and
envelope parameters function differently depending on whether they
belong to a carrier or a modulator. The following list illustrates the
relationships between the Operators and parameters:
1
To change the overall volume:
Change 1 of the carrier. Change 7 of the AWM.
2
To change the overall tone:
Change 1 of the modulator.
3
To change how the volume varies over time:
Change 2 , 3 or 5 of the carrier.
4
To change how the tone varies over time:
Change 2 , 3 or 5 of the modulator.
5
To raise the volume:
Raise 1 of the carrier. Raise 7 of the AWM.
6
To lower the volume:
Lower 1 of the carrier. Lower 7 of the AWM.
7
To make the sound brighter:
Raise 1 of the modulator.
8
To make the sound softer:
Lower 1 of the modulator.
9
To get faster attack:
Raise 2 of the carrier and modulator.
10 To get slower attack:
Lower 2 of the carrier and modulator.
11 To reduce the sound rapidly:
Raise 3 and 5 of the carrier and modulator.
12 To reduce the sound slowly:
Lower 3 and 5 of the carrier and modulator.
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13 To get no or shorter sustain:
Raise 6 of the carrier and modulator.
14 To get longer sustain:
Lower 6 of the carrier and modulator.
15 To change the timbre rapidly:
Raise 2 of the modulator.
Voice Edit
16 To change the timbre slowly:
Lower 2 of the modulator.
FM Carrier/Modulator
1
AWM
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2
3
4
5
6
6) Some Voice Editing Examples
The following examples illustrate some specific uses of the Voice Edit
controls. Make the changes as described in the examples, then go on to
explore some other voices on your own, making changes as you like.
■ Ex.1: Adding “bite” to the “Jazz Organ1” voice (ORGAN Voice Menu)
Operator 1 provides the 16' footage sound, Operator 2 the 8', and
Operator 3 the 5-1/3'.
You can make the sound warmer by decreasing the Output Level of
Operator 2. Increasing the Output Level of Operator 3 makes for a
rougher edge or more “bite” in the organ sound.
■ Ex.2: Adding a “Harp” sound to the “Glocken.” voice
This example shows how the AWM Operator can be used to add
another instrument sound to an existing voice. The glockenspiel
sound is provided by the FM Operators.
In this case, a harp sound has been specially programmed with the
AWM Operator, but cannot be heard since the output has been set to
0. By increasing the Output Level of the AWM Operator, the harp
sound is added to the glockenspiel voice.
■ Ex.3: Creating an electronic piano sounds suitable to use as the
backings for the ballad from “Elec. Piano”.
The original Electric Piano is made up by FM only. Increasing the
OL of the AWM from 0 to 124 to layer the AWM sounds to the FM
sounds.
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Voice Edit
■ Ex.4: changing the “Marimba” to a ethnic percussion.
Increasing the OL of Operator 3 from 77 to 127 (its maximum).
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7) Voice Configuration
Page/Section
Voice Name
Tone Generation Preset
Effect
AWM FM
AWM Voice
Voice Character
OL
Page 1 Upper/Lower
Strings 1
Ø
Ø
-
Strings 1
125
STRINGS
Strings 2
Ø
Ø
-
Strings 2
127
Pizz. Strings
Ø
Ø
-
Pizz. Strings
123
Violin
Ø
Ø
-
Violin 1
113
Page 3 Pedal
Contrabass
Ø
-
-
Contrabass 1
120
CONTRABASS
Pizz. Bass
Ø
Ø
-
Pizz. Bass
119
Page 4 Upper/Lower
Brass
Ø
Ø
-
Brass 1
127
BRASS
Synth. Brass
-
Ø
-
Brass 1
0
Page 5 Lower
Horn 1
Ø
Ø
-
Horn 1
119
HORN
Horn 2
Ø
Ø
-
Horn 2
122
Page 6 Lead
Trumpet 1
Ø
-
-
Trumpet 1
127
TRUMPET
Trumpet 2
Ø
-
-
Trumpet 2
127
Trombone
Ø
-
-
Trombone 1
127
Page 7 Pedal
Tuba
-
Ø
-
Trumpet 1
TUBA
Timpani
Ø
Ø
-
Timpani
127
Page 8 Lead
Flute
Ø
Ø
-
Flute 1
120
Flute
Whistle
-
Ø
-
Flute 1
0
Page 9 Lead
Oboe
Ø
Ø
-
Oboe 1
121
Oboe
Bassoon
Ø
-
-
Bassoon 1
122
Page 10 Upper/Lower
Clarinet
Ø
-
-
Clarinet 1
120
Saxophone
Ø
-
-
Saxophone 1
127
Page 12 Upper/Lower
Tutti 1
Ø
Ø
-
Strings tutti
127
TUTTI
Tutti 2
Ø
Ø
-
Brass+Strings
125
Page 13 Upper/Lower
Chorus
Ø
Ø
-
Chorus 1
127
Harmonica
-
Ø
-
Bandoneon
Page 15 Upper/Lower
Organ
Ø
Ø
-
Organ 1
ORGAN
Jazz Organ
Ø
Ø
Chor.
Attack Voice
99
Pop Organ
-
Ø
Chor.
Attack Voice
0
Accordion
Ø
Ø
-
Accordion
Page 16 Pedal
Organ Bass 1
-
Ø
-
Pipe Organ Bass
ORGAN BASS
Organ Bass 2
Ø
Ø
-
Organ Bass + Noise
112
Page 17 Upper/Lower
Piano
Ø
-
-
Piano 1
127
PIANO
Elec.Piano
-
Ø
Cele.
Harpsichord
Ø
-
-
Page 2 Lead
VIOLIN
7
0
Voice Edit
CLARINET
Page 11 Upper/Lower
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
Page 14 Upper
0
HARMONICA
92
Honkytonk
Harpsichord
114
124
0
0
120
FM Voice
OL1
OL2
Well-vibrated Strings
79
80
Synth. Strings
91
91
Voice Character
Pizz. Strings
121
Violin 1
112
Sustained Contrabass
103
Pizz. Bass
120
Brass 1
Synth. Brass 1
84
99
115
95
Addition to Horn
88
Trumpet
0
Trumpet
0
Trombone
0
111
Steel-Drum-like Voice
61
Addition to Flute
77
OL1:Whistle OL3:Noise
Oboe
110
116
110
Clarinet
0
Saxophone 16'
0
OL1:Clarinet OL3:Flute
107
OL1:Slow Strings OL3:Synth. Brass
114
Voice Edit
0
113
77
72
Harmonica 1
114
Jazz Organ
84
72
76
Jazz Organ 1
108
108
100
Pop Organ 1
92
94
101
Accordion
91
81
Organ Bass 1
116
108
Organ Bass 2
100
Elec. Piano
Elec. Piano 1
Harpsichord 16'
7
62
70
Bassoon
Vocal
OL4
103
114
Horn
Tuba
OL3
95
105
0
0
110
112
0
* The voice names in the Voice Characteristics column derive
from those of the EL-87.
* The carriers have the OL values in the table; the modulators do
not have.
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Page/Section
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Voice Edit
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Voice Name
Tone Generation Preset
Effect
AWM FM
AWM Voice
Voice Character
OL
Page 18 Upper/Lower
Guitar 1
Ø
Ø
-
Guitar 1
125
GUITAR
Guitar 2
Ø
Ø
-
Guitar 2
122
Elec. Guitar
Ø
Ø
-
Elec. Guitar 1
116
Harp
Ø
-
-
Harp
120
Page 19 Upper/Lower
Vibraphone
Ø
Ø
-
Vibraphone
116
VIBRAPHONE
Glocken
-
Ø
-
Harp
Marimba
Ø
Ø
-
Marimba
127
Synth. Chime
-
Ø
Cele.
Marimba
0
Page 20 Pedal
Elec. Bass 1
Ø
Ø
-
Elec. Bass 1
127
ELECTRIC BASS
Elec. Bass 2
Ø
Ø
-
Elec. Bass 2
127
Synth. Bass
Ø
Ø
-
Addition to Synth. Bass 1
121
Page 21 Upper/Lower
Cosmic 1
Ø
Ø
-
Vocal
109
COSMIC
Cosmic 2
Ø
Ø
-
Marimba+Vibraphone
111
Cosmic 3
-
Ø
-
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 4
Ø
Ø
-
New Synth. Chime
0
0
107
FM Voice
Voice Character
OL1
Guitar
67
Addition to Guitar
95
Elec. Guitar
93
Harp
OL2
OL3
0
Cosmic
94
104
122
Glocken
107
112
114
Addition to Marimba
OL4
87
77
Synth. Chime
108
102
Addition to the Lower Range
112
105
Addition to the Higher Range
0
Synth. Bass 1
117
Basic Regist 4 (U.K.)
112
112
Basic Regist 4 (L.K.)
107
102
Cosmic 3
111
Cosmic 4
112
55
103
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8 Rhythm Program
The Electone also includes powerful Rhythm Program functions: the Rhythm Pattern Program and the
Rhythm Sequence Program. The Rhythm Pattern Program allows you to record your own origianl
rhythms using the high-quality percussion sounds of the Electone. The Rhythm Sequence Program lets
you connect your original rhythms together with the Preset rhythms to create complete rhythm tracks,
which you can automatically play back during your performance.
Outline of the Rhythm Programming Operation
The following is a brief outline of the steps necessary in programming your own rhythms and rhythm
sequences.
Rhythm Pattern Program
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
Press the PATTERN button to call up the Rhythm Pattern Program and
select the BEAT/QUANTIZE page.
Make Beat, Quantize, and Metronome settings.
Step Write
Real Time Write
Select the EDIT page to record percussion sounds
and program the pattern. Up to 16 tracks can be used to enter
each percussion instrument sound.
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Rhythm Program
(Optional) Select the Accompaniment page to
determine which accompaniment pattern will be
used with your newly created rhythm.
Save your new rhythm to memory in the SAVE page.
Rhythm Sequence Program
Press the SEQUENCE button to call up the Rhythm Sequence Program
for connecting rhythms together in sequence to create songs.
Save your new rhythm sequence buttons. (No actual saving procedure is
necessary since the rhythm sequences you program will automatically
be saved to the selected Sequence button.)
(Optional) Finally, save all the User rhythm data
you’ve created in the above steps to disk.
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RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
1 Rhythm Pattern Program
The Rhythm Pattern Program works with the Keyboard Percussion
feature to let you use any of 75 different percussion sounds in
creating your own rhythms. Up to 16 separate rhythm “tracks” are
provided in a single pattern for each instrument part, and up to 40
patterns--eight User numbers, each with five variations—can be
memorized.
1) Entering Rhythm Pattern Program
To call up the Rhythm Pattern Program function :
1
Press and hold down the PATTERN button in the DISPLAY
SELECT section. The LED of the button lights and the display
prompts you to select a rhythm.
VOICE
DISPLAY
FOOT
SW.
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
NOTE:
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
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NOTE:
Use of the playback and recording
functions on the Music Disk Recorder
automatically cancels the Rhythm
Programming/Rhythm Sequencing
operations.
Rhythm Program
DISPLAY SELECT
Pressing the PATTERN button here
also automatically stops the rhythms
and rhythm sequences.
There are two ways to program a User pattern: copying a preset
rhythm which is similar to the rhythm you want to create and
creating your own rhythm from scratch.
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NOTE:
The User rhythm you have created can
also be copied to the Rhythm Pattern
Program. You can edit it again and
improve it.
NOTE:
When preset rhythms are copied to
the Rhythm Pattern Program, the
copied patterns may differ in volume
from the original patterns.
NOTE:
Some Ending patterns consists of more
than two measures. If you copy such a
pattern, only the first two measures
can be copied but the rest cannot be
copied.
NOTE:
The Intro. patterns cannot be copied.
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Rhythm Program
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2
2.-1 To copy a preset rhythm:
While holding down the PATTERN button, select a preset
rhythm to be copied to the Rhythm Pattern Program.
Copying a preset rhythm lets you make changes to an existing
rhythm, saving you time if you want to program a rhythm that is
similar to an existing preset pattern. Two measures of the
selected rhythm will be copied to the Rhythm Pattern Program.
In this case, you need to select a specific rhythm from the
Rhythm Menu beforehand.
Copying the Fill Ins and Endings:
The similar procedure can be used with the FILL IN and INTRO.
ENDING buttons for copying Fill In and Ending patterns. Select
the rhythm to which the desired Fill In or Ending belongs
beforehand. Then press the FILL IN or INTRO. ENDING button
while holding down the PATTERN button.
2.-2 To create your own rhythm from scratch
Pressing the PATTERN button, and releasing it without selecting
a rhythm loads a blank pattern to the Rhythm Pattern Program.
2) Percussion Sounds Used for Rhythm Pattern Program
The total of 75 different instrument sounds are available for the Rhythm
Pattern Programming and are assigned to each key on the Upper and
Lower keyboard, as shown in the following chart..
Assigned to the Upper Keyboard (35 types)
NOTE:
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2
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The sounds of the Upper keyboard can
be used only in Rhythm Pattern
Programming.
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Assigned to the Lower Keyboard (43 types)
* The instrument assignments are the same as the ones
in the Keyboard Percussion feature.
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ak ig
Sh a H w
c
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C a L igh
c
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C go w
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Bo ga w
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1
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2
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1
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m tra ym
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H re D um eve
a r R y
Sn e D m av
ar ru He y
Sn re D um eav
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Sn re D um ht
a r ig
Sn re D m L avy
a ru e m
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NOTE:
Tom 1, 2 and 3 on the Upper and
Lower keyboards are the same.
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3) Step Write and Real Time Write
There are two different methods you can use to program rhythms: Step
Write and Real Time Write.
Step Write allows you to enter percussion sounds as individual note
values. As a method, it is very similar to writing down the notes on a
sheet of music paper; each note is entered one at a time, and though you
can hear each individual note entered, you cannot actually hear the
pattern playing as you create it.
Real Time Write on the other hand, is similar to using a multitrack tape
recorder; you can hear previously recorded parts of the pattern as you
record new parts on top.
Each method has its own advantages and uses. Step Write is good for
precision and for entering percussion sounds whose note placement and
rhythmic value has been determined, such as a bass drum that plays
every beat in a measure. Real Time Write is best for capturing the “feel”
of a rhythm, because it allows you to actually play the pattern as you are
creating it. Which method you use depends partly on the type of
rhythm you intend to create and partly on your own personal
preference. You can even switch between the two methods in editing to
create a single rhythm by the use of both methods. This would come in
handy, for example, in programming the basic beats of a rhythm with
Step Write, then using Real Time Write to add percussion accents and
embellishments.
4) Selecting Step Write or Real Time Write Operation
Step Write and Real Time Write can be selected from either the BEAT/
QUANTIZE page or the EDIT page. Which mode of operation is
selected depends on the play status of the rhythm. If the rhythm is
stopped, Step Write is automatically selected. If the rhythm is playing,
Real Time Write is selected. Simply press the START button in the
Rhythm section on the panel to start or stop the rhythm and switch
between the two modes.
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Rhythm Program
SYNCHRO
START
START
5) Setting the Beat/Quantize Values
The BEAT/QUANTIZE page is automatically displayed when calling up
the Rhythm Pattern Program. It is used in both Step Write and Real
Time Write for selecting the basic timing settings of the pattern.
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BEAT/QUANTIZE Page—Step Write
1
2
3
1 BEAT
Determines the time signature used for the rhythm. Available
time signatures are 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4. The 4/4 time is the default
setting when a blank pattern has been selected.
NOTE:
Beat can only be changed in Real Time
Write when the rhythm is stopped.
2 QUANTIZE
Determines the resolution of the Step Write function. Step
Write operations involve advancing in “steps” along regularly
spaced points in a measure and Quantize lets you set how many
points there will be in the measure. The default setting is a
quarter note.
In Real Time Write, this function is generally the same as that in
Step Write operation. Used with Real Time Write, however, it
allows you to automatically “correct” the timing of the notes you
enter, according to the specified Quantize resolution.
3 METRONOME–Real Time Write only
Turns the metronome click on or off. When set to ON, the
metronome sounds on each beat of the measure (for example,
three times per measure in 3/4 time) to serve as a rhythmic
guide when programming patterns. The metronome can be
turned on or off while a rhythm is playing.
NOTE:
The metronome is automatically set to
ON when a blank pattern has been
selected, and is set to OFF when an
existing pattern is copied.
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Rhythm Program
BEAT/QUANTIZE Page—Real Time Write
6) Entering Percussion Sounds to a Rhythm Pattern
Percussion sounds can be entered by either Step Write or Real Time
Write from the EDIT page. (Sounds can also be entered in the BEAT/
QUANTIZE page by Real Time Write.) As with the BEAT/QUANTIZE
page above, the Step Write EDIT page is selected when the rhythm is
stopped, and Real Time Write EDIT is selected when the pattern is
running.
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7) Editing with Step Write
To enter sounds with Step Write:
1
2
3
Raise the rhythm volume, and turn off all the Upper and Lower
keyboard voices by setting each section’s volume to MIN.
Select the EDIT page with the Page buttons.
Select the percussion sound you wish to enter.
There are two ways to select percussion sounds in the Step Write
mode:
[1] Press the key on the Upper or Lower keyboard that
corresponds to the sound. The instrument name automatically
appears at the top right of the LCD when the key is pressed. The
selected instrument is automatically assigned to an available
empty rhythm track.
[2] Use the leftmost Data Control buttons under the rhythm track
number to step through the available sixteen rhythm tracks. The
name of the instrument currently assigned to the selected track is
displayed at the top right of the LCD. (Since this method allows
you to select only from among the assigned instruments, use the
Change function described with the LCD below to change
instrument assignments.)
* This method is especially useful when editing an exisiting
rhythm, preset or user.
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EDIT Page—Step Write
Rhythm Program
Rhythm track
1
3
Instrument (percussion) name
2
1 Rhythm Track
Selects from among the sixteen rhythm tracks and displays the
currently selected rhythm track number.
2 CHANGE
Replaces the instrument assigned to any given track with the
others.
To replace the instruments:
1 . Select the track using the Rhythm Track control above.
2 . Simultaneously hold down the Data Control button
corresponding to CHANGE and press the key on the Upper or
Lower keyboard that corresponds to the instrument you want to
use.
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3 CLEAR
The Clear function is used to erase an instrument from the
rhythm. All instances of the selected instrument, irrespective of
which tracks they occupy, will be erased from the pattern.
There are two ways to use Clear:
[1] While holding down the Data Control button corresponding
to CLEAR, press the key on the keyboard corresponding to the
instrument you wish to erase. (A short “beep” sound indicates
that the instrument has been erased.) You can erase all of the
sounds on all recorded tracks of the pattern by holding down the
Data Control button corresponding to CLEAR and simultaneously
pressing the lowest key (C1) on the Lower keyboard. Be careful
not to do this inadvertently since all sounds will be instantly and
permanently erased.
[2] Press, then release the Data Control button corresponding to
CLEAR. The following display appears, prompting confirmation
of the operation:
Select “OK” to execute the operation. The
message “Completed!!” briefly appears.
Rhythm Program
4
8
Select “Cancel” to abort the
operation returning to the previous
display.
Then, use the step forward and step reverse controls to advance
or reverse the rhythm clock to the point at which you wish to
enter the percussion sound.
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EDIT Page—Step
2
Shows the current
Quantize value.
Measure
Beat
Click
PAGE
1
1 Step Forward and Step Reverse Controls
Each press of the corresponding Data Control buttons advances
or reverses the rhythm clock by one step. The size of a single
step is determined by the Quantize value, set in the Beat/
Quantize page.
NOTE:
You can return to the BEAT/
QUANTIZE page in the middle of
editing and change the time signature
and/or the Quantize value.
2 Rhythm Clock
Displays the current position in the pattern, according to the
measure, beat, and number of clicks. A click is the smallest
division of a pattern, and one beat is made up of 24 clicks.
The rhythm clock advances up to two measure and loops back
to the beginning of the rhythm (1.1.1).
5
8
Use the Accent section of the EDIT page to enter the sound to
the selected point.
Press the Data Control buttons corresponding to each Accent to
actually enter the percussion sounds. The Accent section has
nine steps, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a maximum of
8. The Accent 0 can be used when entering rests.
Rhythm Program
1
NOTE:
You can record up to sixteen different
instrument sounds in a single rhythm,
with each instrument occupying one
of the sixteen available tracks. The
Rhythm Pattern Program has
polyphonic capacity for playing up to
eight sounds simultaneously.
Instruments can only be entered if
there are empty tracks remaining. If
all sixteen tracks have been used, no
subsequently selected instruments can
be heard or recorded.
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1 ACCENT
Records the instrument and determines its volume or Accent
level. Press the Data Control button that corresponds to the
Accent level you wish to set; the instrument is automatically
inserted at that Accent level to the selected position in the
pattern (shown in the rhythm clock).
Selection of an Accent level automatically advances the rhythm
clock by one step, according to the current Quantize resolution
value.
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Repeat the above procedures #2 through #5 to layer each rhythm
track and complete your own rhythm.
About Quantize
The Quantize function is a process of rounding off timing and/or duration
values.
With Real Time Write
It allows you to automatically correct the timing of the notes you play,
according to the specified Quantize resolution. The range can be corrected
is within 50 percent of the selected note (Quantize) value.
With Step Write
It allows you to automatically correct the length (duration) and timing of
each note you enter.
Quantize Values
Quarter note (1 beat)
Eighth note (1/2 beat)
16th note (1/4 beat)
32nd note (1/8 note)
3
3
Quarter note triplet (2/3 beat)
Eighth note triplet (1/3 beat)
3
OFF OFF (1/24 beat)
16th note triplet (1/6 beat)
Steps Depending on the Quantize Values
Beat
1
1
13
1
7
1
4
13
7
10
13
19
16
8
22
19
3
1
17
3
9
17
Rhythm Program
1
3
5
1
OFF 1
2
3
4
5
9
6
7
8
13
17
21
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
* The finest timing is a Click (=1/24 beat).
*[
] advances 16 clicks every step.
3
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8) Editing with Real Time Write
To enter sounds with Real Time Write:
Raise the rhythm volume, and turn off all the Upper and Lower
keyboard voices by setting each section’s volume to MIN.
1
2
Select the BEAT/QUANTIZE page or EDIT page with the Page
buttons, then start the rhythm by pressing the START button to
engage the Real Time Write operation.
EDIT Page—Real Time Write
Only “CLEAR” is selectable on the EDIT Page in Real Time
Write.
● CLEAR
As in Step Write, the Clear function is used to erase an
instrument from the rhythm. However, the method of operation
is slightly different.
Hold down the Data Control button that corresponds to CLEAR in
the display, and simultaneously press the key on the keyboard
corresponding to the instrument you wish to erase. All instances
of the selected instrument, irrespective of which tracks they
occupy, will be erased from the pattern.
You can erase all of the sounds on all recorded tracks of the
pattern by holding CLEAR and pressing the lowest key (C1) on
the Lower keyboard. Be careful not to do this inadvertently since
all sounds will be instantly and permanently erased.
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Rhythm Program
3
While the rhythm is running, play the percussion sounds from
the Upper and/or Lower keyboards.
Listen to the metronome click as you play the sounds, using it as
a guide to keep in time and tempo. The pattern will
automatically repeat (or “loop”) every two measures.
Each instrument sound is recorded and automatically assigned
to a separate track as you play it. All events of a single sound are
assigned to the same track; for example, if you alternately play a
hi-hat sound with a snare drum, all notes of the hi hat will be
recorded to one track and all notes of the snare drum to another
track.
4
When you’ve finished entering instruments to the pattern, stop it
by pressing the START button again, or by selecting the ACC.
(Accompaniment) or SAVE pages.
NOTE:
As in Step Write, you can record up to
sixteen different instrument sounds in
a single rhythm, with each instrument
occupying one of the sixteen available
tracks.
Instruments can only be entered if
there are empty tracks remaining. If
all sixteen tracks have been used, no
subsequently recordings can be
performed or heard.
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9) Selecting Accompaniment Patterns
This function of the Rhythm Pattern Program allows you to use one of
the Electone’s Accompaniment patterns with your original rhythm. You
can select and save the Accompaniment pattern that best matches the
rhythm that you have created. However, you cannot save the
Accompaniment type and volume setting.
To select an appropriate Accompaniment pattern for your newly
created rhythm:
1
Select the ACC. (Accompaniment) page with the Page buttons.
2
Press the button corresponding to the desired rhythm type in
the Rhythm section on the panel.
PAGE
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
The rhythm menu for the rhythm you selected in step #2 above
will appear in the LCD.
4
You can also call up the Rhythm Condition page from the above
display and set the Accompaniment volume.
To do this, press the same Data Control button as you did in
step #3 above in selecting a rhythm, and adjust the
Accompaniment volume with the appropriate Data Control
buttons.
Rhythm Program
3
Select the desired rhythm from the menu with the Data Control
buttons.
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NOTE:
If a rhythm is started in the
Accompaniment page, the
Accompaniment will also be heard.
However, both the rhythm and the
Accompaniment will automatically be
stopped when you leave the
Accompaniment page.
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10) Saving Rhythm Patterns
To save a newly created rhythm to a User pattern number:
1
Select the SAVE page with the Page buttons.
The current rhythm, if playing, will automatically be stopped
when this page is selected.
PAGE
2
Using the appropriate Data Control buttons, select both the User
number and variation type to which you wish to save the newly
created rhythm.
Keep in mind that you cannot save a rhythm by selecting only a
User number; you must also select a variation type-A, B, C, D, or
FILL (Fill In). Including the Fill In patterns, up to 40 different
rhythms (8 User numbers X 5 variations) can be saved.
SAVE Page
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1
2
3
4
Rhythm Program
1 USER1~ 8
USER Numbers.
2 A~D
Variations.
3 FILL
Fill In.
4 Remaining Memory
Indicates the amount of memory available for storing rhythms.
This is expressed as a percentage: 100% indicates the maximum
amount of memory available, and 0% indicates that there is no
more memory available.
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3
Once you have selected a User number and type, the following
display will appear, prompting confirmation of the operation.
Select “OK” to save the rhythm or “Cancel” to abort the
operation and return to the previous display.
When the pattern has been saved, the message “Completed!!”
momentarily appears.
When the pattern cannot be saved because of lack of available
memory space, the following display appears.
Press the Data Control button corresponding to “Confirm” to
return to the original Save display.
You should periodically save your rhythm as you are making it
and check the amount of remaining memory. If the rhythm
currently being edited cannot be saved because of a lack of
memory space, erase some of the less necessary percussion
sounds with the Clear function, and try saving the pattern again.
NOTE:
The Power On Reset function (page
57) can be to delete all User rhythms
from memory.
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11) Quitting the Rhythm Pattern Program
Rhythm Program
You can quit the Rhythm Pattern Program from any of its display pages.
To do this:
Press the PATTERN button in the DISPLAY SELECT section
once again.
If a rhythm is playing, it will automatically be stopped. The
following display will appear, prompting confirmation of the
operation.
1
2
Select “OK” to leave the Rhythm Pattern Program, or “Cancel”
to abort the operation and return to the previous display.
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12) Recalling User Rhythm Patterns
The User rhythms you have created in the Rhythm Pattern Program can
be selected and played from the panel Rhythm controls.
To call up the User rhythms:
Press one of the Dotted buttons in the Rhythm section.
1
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
2
Select the USER page with the Page buttons.
3
Select the desired User rhythm from the LCD display by using
the Data Control buttons.
Be sure to select both a User number and a variation type (A, B,
C, or D).
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8
Rhythm Program
Playing User Fill In Patterns:
You can play User Fill In patterns by selecting the desired User
number and pressing the FILL IN button in the Rhythm section
on the panel.
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2 Rhythm Sequence Program
With the Rhythm Sequence Program function, you can connect any
of the Electone’s existing rhythms and the rhythms of your own
creation together to make complete rhythm compositions. You can
save four rhythm compositions to the Sequence buttons on the
panel for future recall.
1) Selecting a Sequence
1
Press the SEQUENCE button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
The LEDs of the numbered Sequence buttons in the Rhythm
section on the panel will flash and the following display will
prompt you to select a sequence number.
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
RHYTHM
VOLUME
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
1
B
DISPLAY SELECT
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
MIN
2
Press one of the Sequence buttons to call up the Rhythm
Sequence display.
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Position indicator
Rhythm Program
Pattern row to
be entered
Current
cursor
position
In this display, different rhythms (both Preset rhythms and User
rhythms that you created with the Rhythm Pattern Program)
can be entered in sequence along the pattern row in the middle
of the display. Entered patterns are shown in boxes, while the
numbers in the row above indicate the position.
Up to three-character code inside each box indicates the type
and number of the rhythm. The preset rhythms of the Electone
are indicated by a two-digit number (i.e., [01] or [02]). User
patterns are indicated by the “U” prefix as well as a letter suffix
representing the type-A,B,C,D, and F (Fill In). Examples of
these include [U1A] and [U3F]. The preset patterns also may
have a letter suffix: “I” indicates Intro, “F” indicates Fill In, and
“E” indicates Ending (i.e., [03I], [25E], and [56F]).
NOTE:
Any rhythm currently playing will
automatically be stopped when you
call up the Rhythm Sequence Program
function. Also, use of the Music Disk
Recorder function automatically
cancels Rhythm Sequence operations.
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2) Programming a Sequence
1
Select the type of rhythm you wish to enter, Preset or User.
Pressing these Data Control buttons
alternately selects Preset and User.
Every User rhythm consists of two
measures. You can program the
rhythm sequence a measure at a time.
If you want to program two-measure
User rhythms, you are required to
enter it twice, for the first measure and
the second measure.
When entered, the first measure is
and the
displayed as positive box
second measure is displayed as
negative box
.
The rhythm patterns can be divided
into four groups: Normal such as
and
, Intro, Fill In and Ending.
When changing the type, for example,
from Normal to Fill In and Fill In to
Normal while programming a rhythm
sequence, the first measure of the
newly selected type will always be
selected and follow. However, when
the same type continues even though
you change the rhythm, for example,
to
, the second
from
measure may succeed the sequence.
That means some of the User rhythms
inserted in a rhythm sequence may
begin from its second measure.
To keep this from happening and
begin the newly selected rhythm from
the first measure, insert a different
type, Fill In, before using the new
rhythm pattern.
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2
Select the desired rhythm by pressing the appropriate button in
the Rhythm section, then select SET in the display to enter the
pattern. (Refer to the Rhythm Pattern Number Table [on the
next page] for a list of the rhythms and their number
assignments.)
● When PRESET is selected in step #1 above, the Rhythm buttons
are used to select the Preset rhythm names printed at the top.
● When USER is selected, however, these buttons function
according to the User numbers and letters printed at the bottom.
Select the User pattern by pressing one of the numbered buttons
(1-8), then a lettered button (A, B, C, or D) or FILL (for User Fill
In).
RHYTHM
MAX
Rhythm Program
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
A maximum of 120 patterns can be
entered to a single sequence.
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B
MIN
Press one of these buttons...
Indicates the pattern at which
the cursor is currently located.
...then select SET.
NOTE:
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MARCH
Rhythm Pattern Number Table
0 1 March 1
1 8 Bolero
3 5 Slow Rock 3
5 2 8 Beat 3
0 2 March 2
1 9 Swing 1
3 6 Tango 1
5 3 8 Beat 4
0 3 March 3
2 0 Swing 2
3 7 Tango 2
5 4 8 Beat 5
0 4 Polka 1
2 1 Swing 3
3 8 Tango 3
5 5 Dance Pop 1
0 5 Polka 2
2 2 Swing 4
3 9 Cha-cha
5 6 Dance Pop 2
0 6 Country 1
2 3 Swing 5
4 0 Rhumba
5 7 Dance Pop 3
0 7 Country 2
2 4 Swing 6
4 1 Beguine
5 8 Dance Pop 4
0 8 Broadway
2 5 Jazz Ballad
4 2 Mambo
5 9 16 Beat 1
0 9 Baroque
2 6 Dixieland 1
4 3 Salsa
6 0 16 Beat 2
1 0 Waltz 1
2 7 Dixieland 2
4 4 Samba 1
6 1 16 Beat 3
1 1 Waltz 2
2 8 Bounce 1
4 5 Samba 2
6 2 16 Beat 4
1 2 Waltz 3
2 9 Bounce 2
4 6 Samba 3
6 3 16 Beat 5
1 3 Waltz 4
3 0 Bounce 3
4 7 Bossanova 1
6 4 16 Beat Funk 1
1 4 Waltz 5
3 1 Reggae 1
4 8 Bossanova 2
6 5 16 Beat Funk 2
1 5 Jazz Waltz 1
3 2 Reggae 2
4 9 Bossanova 3
6 6 16 Beat Funk 3
1 6 Jazz Waltz 2
3 3 Slow Rock 1
5 0 8 Beat 1
1 7 Jazz Waltz 3
3 4 Slow Rock 2
5 1 8 Beat 2
Examples of Fill In, Intro./Ending
Examples of User
March 1 Fill In
U1A
User 1 A
01I
March 1 Intro.
U1B
User 1 B
01E
March 1 Ending
U1C
User 1 C
U1D
User 1 D
U1F
User 1 Fill In
U1I
User 1 Intro.*
U1E
User 1 Ending
3
8
* The Intro. selected in the
Accompaniment page when
in the Rhythm Pattern
Program.
Rhythm Program
01F
If you wish to enter a Fill In, Intro, or Ending pattern, hold
down the appropriate rhythm control button on the panel
(INTRO. ENDING or FILL IN) and simultaneously press the
Data Control button corresponding to SET.
INTRO.
ENDING
1. While holding down INTRO.
ENDING or FILL IN...
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
2. ...press SET.
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About Entering Intro. And Ending Patterns:
NOTE:
Pressing the INTRO. ENDING button when at the first position in
the pattern row automatically enters an Intro pattern there. Pressing
the INTRO. ENDING button at any other position in the row enters
an Ending pattern.
Any existing pattern data that follows
an Ending pattern is automatically
deleted.
4
Use the cursor controls to move the cursor along the pattern row
in the display and select the position at which patterns will be
entered. Then use the Data Controls to enter and delete pattern
numbers in the pattern row.
SEQUENCE Page
Current measure
Pattern row to be entered
1
-1
1
-2
1
NOTE:
An Intro or Fill In pattern entered at
the first position is not registered as a
measure, and the current measure
display shows “-Bar” even though a
pattern has been entered.
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1
-3
2
-1
2
Currently selected pattern name
(and its variation)
-2
2
-3
2
-4
2
-5
2
1 Cursor Controls
1-1 |<< Moves the cursor to the first position.
1-2 <
Moves the cursor one measure to the left.
1-3 >
Moves the cursor one measure to the right.
Rhythm Program
2 Data Controls
NOTE:
The Coarse button can also be used
with the cursor controls to move the
cursor several steps at a time.
NOTE:
To create a rhythm sequence, you
need to select a specific rhythm from
the Rhythm Menu beforehand.
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2-1 PRESET/USER
Determins the type of rhythm, Preset or User.
2-2 SET
For initially entering a pattern number to an empty position in
the pattern row, or for replacing a pattern at the cursor position.
2-3 INS. (Insert)
For inserting a pattern number before the current cursor
position. The new pattern is entered to the cursor position and
all other patterns to the right of the cusor are moved to
accommodate the new number. The operation is the same as for
SET .
2-4 DEL. (Delete)
For deleting a pattern number at the current cursor position.
2-5 CLEAR
For erasing all patterns entered to the selected sequence. After
selecting CLEAR, the display for confirmation of the operation
appears.
Select “OK” to clear the currently selected rhythm sequence, or
“Cancel” to abort the operation and return to the previous
display.
Audition:
You can play the rhythm sequence at any time during the editing process
by moving the cursor to the point at which you wish to begin playback
and pressing the Rhythm START button.
About Using Registration Memory with the Rhythm
Sequence Program:
The rhythms (Rhythm Menu) used to program the sequence can be
changed during editing by selecting different registrations. This allows
you to create a registration that contains the specific rhythms that you will
use in a given sequence, and call up that registration when editing the
sequence.
3) Quitting Rhythm Sequence Program
To quit the Rhythm Sequence Program:
Press the SEQUENCE button in the DISPLAY SELECT section once
again. (The LED of the button will turn off.) The LCD will be replaced
with the VOICE DISPLAY.
4) Playing Rhythm Sequences
To play any of the rhythm sequences you have created:
1
Press the appropriate SEQ. (Sequence) button on the panel.
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN 1
USER 5
USER 6
1
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
B
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
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Rhythm Program
SEQ.
1
MIN
2
Press the rhythm START button.
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
When one of the four rhythm sequences is playing, each
programmed rhythm that plays is indicated by the lit LED on
the Rhythm panel button.
When a Preset rhythm is playing, the current pattern button’s
LED is lit.
When a User rhythm is playing, the LEDs of two pattern buttons
(User number and type) are lit.
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5) Playing All Sequences in Order
You can also have up to all four rhythm sequences automatically play in
order, one after the other.
To do this:
Press the desired Sequence buttons, making sure that their LEDs
are all lit.
1
RHYTHM
MAX
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
1
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
USER 1
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
SLOW
ROCK
A
TANGO
LATIN 1
LATIN 2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
USER 5
USER 6
USER 7
USER 8
C
D
B
MIN
2
Press the START button.
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
The rhythm sequences start from the lowest number and play in
order automatically to the highest number. (For example, if you
press Sequence buttons 4, 2 and 1 in that order, the sequences
will be played back in their numeric order: 1, 2, then 4.) This
function effectively allows you to make a long rhythm sequence
that exceeds the 120-pattern memory limit of a single sequence.
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SEQ.
SEQ.
SEQ.
1
2
3
SEQ.
3
4
Saving Rhythm Pattern and Rhythm Sequence Data to Disk:
Once you have created your own rhythms and rhythm sequences, you’ll
want to save them to disk. Doing so allows you to free up memory in the
Electone for creating additional rhythms and sequences. Also, the User
rhythms and sequences you’ve saved to disk can be loaded back to the
Electone any time.
Rhythm Pattern and Rhythm Sequence data are included in the bulk data
that is saved when you record registrations to disk. Refer to the section
Recording Registrations, page 67, for instructions.
Loading Rhythm Pattern and Rhythm Sequence Data from Disk:
The Rhythm Pattern and Rhythm Sequence data saved to disk as part of
bulk data, can instantly be loaded back to the Electone. Refer to the
section Recalling Recorded Registrations, page 68, for instructions.
NOTE:
When loading your original Rhythm
Program data back to the Electone, be
sure to stop the rhythm if it is playing.
Loading cannot be executed when a
rhythm is running.
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9 Footswitches, Knee Lever and
Expression Pedal
These leg- and foot-operated controls allow you to turn on and execute various performance
functions without taking your hands from the keyboards.
1 Footswitch
The Electone has two footswitches on the main expression pedal
that can be used to control various functions. The right footswitch
is used for the Registration Shift functions (see page 54). The left
footswitch can be set to control one of the following functions:
Glide, Tremolo, rhythm controls.
Assignments of the functions are made in the Foot Switch pages.
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
To select the Foot Switch pages:
Press the FOOT SW. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
FOOT SWITCH page
TREMOLO
(FAST)
OFF
Cancels left footswitch control.
DISPLAY SELECT
9
Footswitches, Knee Lever and Expression Pedal
118
1) Rhythm Control
Selection of left footswitch control over rhythm functions. When this is
chosen, the following display appears:
FOOT SWITCH-LEFT Page—Rhythm
1
2
3
One of the three Rhythm Control functions can be selected. Pressing
the footswitch executes the corresponding function.
1 STOP
Functions as an off/on switch for the rhythm once the rhythm is
started.
2 ENDING
Switches the rhythm to the Ending pattern, after which the
rhythm is stopped.
3 FILL IN
Switches the rhythm to the Fill In pattern.
2) Glide Control
Selection of footswitch control over Glide. Pressing the footswitch
immediately lowers the pitch of the selected voice or voices by a
halfstep, and releasing it slowly returns the pitch to the original. When
the Glide setting is chosen, the following display appears:
9
FOOT SWITCH-LEFT Page—Glide
Footswitches, Knee Lever and Expression Pedal
1
1 Voice Sections
The Glide function can be applied to any or all of the voice
sections shown in the display: Upper, Lead and Lower . Select
the desired voice section(s).
NOTE:
When the Glide function is applied,
the Vibrato is not effective.
119
3) Tremolo Control
Selection of footswitch control over Tremolo. Pressing the footswitch
turns the Tremolo effect on and off (Chorus), performing the same
function as the TREMOLO (FAST) button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
If you want to use this function, the tremolo settings require to be set
properly. See page 36 for more information.
FOOT SWITCH-LEFT Page—Tremolo
2 Knee Lever
The knee lever, located on the underside of the keyboard panel, can
be used to turn on and off the Sustain effect and Melody On Chord
function.
1) Sustain
To select knee lever control over Sustain:
1
Make sure that the Upper and/or Lower Sustain effect panel
controls have been turned on; otherwise the knee lever will have
no effect.
SUSTAIN
UPPER
(KNEE)
9
LOWER
(KNEE)
Footswitches, Knee Lever and Expression Pedal
2
3
1
Press the knee lever to the right with your knee when you want
to have sustain.
2 When the knee lever is vertical
The sustain effect is cancelled.
(ON)
3
(ON)
(ON)
2
120
Fold the knee lever down.
1 When the knee lever is folded up
The sustain effect is applied constantly,as long as the front panel
sustain buttons are on.
2
1
PEDAL
3 When the knee lever is continuously pressed to the right
The sustain effect is on.
2) Melody On Chord
To select knee lever control over Melody On Chord:
Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section
to select the A.B.C./M.O.C. page.
1
2
Then set the KNEE control to ON, and select one of the modes.
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DISPLAY SELECT
3
3
Press the knee lever continuously to the right to get the Melody
On Chord effect in the middle of the performance.
NOTE:
If the KNEE is set to ON, the Melody
On Chord cannot be applied without
using the knee lever.
Expression Pedal
You can control the volume during performance with your toe.
Expression Depth
This display shows how far the expression pedal is pressed.
To select the Expression page:
Press the EXP. PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
EXPRESSION Page
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
9
Footswitches, Knee Lever and Expression Pedal
FOOT
SW.
TREMOLO
(FAST)
DEPTH
The Depth level increases when the Expression pedal is pressed
down.
You cannot control the Depth by using the Data Control
buttons.
DISPLAY SELECT
121
10 Transpose and Pitch Controls
There are two pitch-related controls on the Electone: Transpose and Pitch. Transpose allows you to
change the key of the instrument and Pitch lets you finely adjust the tuning. These features make it
easy to change the key of a song to accommodate a vocalist’s range or to precisely match the tuning of
another instrument.
To select the Pitch page:
VOICE
DISPLAY
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
Press the EXP. PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section,
and select the Pitch page with the Page buttons.
PITCH CONTROL Page
PAGE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
1
DISPLAY SELECT
NOTE:
The default Pitch is 440.0Hz (=A3).
NOTE:
2
1 TRANSPOSE
Determines the coarse pitch setting of all the voices, and is
adjustable in half-steps (semitones). Range: -6-+6 (one octave)
2 PITCH
Determines the fine pitch setting of all the voices.
Range: 438.8-444.5Hz (Ca. a quarter semitone)
The pitch changes cannot be recorded
to the Music Disk Recorder.
About the Pitch
Each voice is tuned with the temperament.
Cent
LEAD voice
+6.0
LEAD
NOTE:
10
Transpose and Pitch Controls
When matching the pitch with other
instrument, use the Clarinet voice on
the Lower keyboard.
UK voice 1
+2.4
UK voice 2
+1.2
UK1
UK2
LK voice 1
0 (Standard 440Hz)
LK voice 2
-1.2
LK1
LK2
PK voice1/2
-3.6
PK1/2
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11 MIDI
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a kind of communication system for electronic musical
instruments. It is built into most every modern digital musical instrument and allows different
instruments to “talk” to each other and control each other’s functions. For example, the Upper
keyboard of your Electone could be used to play sounds on a connected synthesizer. In another
application, a rhythm machine can be programmed to play its rhythms in perfect synchronization with
the tempo set on the Electone. To use the MIDI functions you must, of course, have a second MIDI
device (such as a synthesizer or rhythm machine), and a set of MIDI cables.
All MIDI functions are controlled from the MIDI page. Though not directly related to the MIDI
controls, an LCD contrast control is also included on the MIDI page.
To select the MIDI page:
VOICE
DISPLAY
Press the EXP. PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section,
and select the MIDI page with the Page buttons.
MIDI CONTROL Page
EFFECT
SET
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST
EXP.
SHIFT PITCH/MIDI
VOICE
EDIT
RHYTHM
PROGRAM
PATTERN SEQUENCE
PAGE
TREMOLO
(FAST)
1
1 Output (Transmit) Channels
For setting the channels over which MIDI messages will be
transmitted. The Upper keyboard can be set to send over
channels 1 or 4, while the Lower keyboard can send over 2 or 5.
The Pedalboard automatically sends over channel 3. The MIDI
receive channel of each connected MIDI device should match
the numbers set here.
DISPLAY SELECT
Receive Channels
When using another MIDI device to play the Electone’s voices, you must
set the MIDI transmit channel(s) of the connected device to match the
receive channel(s) of the Electone. The MIDI receive channels of the
Electone are fixed to the following values:
Upper= 1, Lower= 2 and Pedal= 3.
The MIDI transmit channel of each connected MIDI device should match
the above numbers.
11
MIDI
123
MIDI CONTROL Page
PAGE
2-1
2-2
2-3
2
2 Internal/External Control
NOTE:
Accompaniment pattern sounds
cannot be controlled via MIDI.
2-1 LEAD
Determines Internal or External control of the Lead Voices.
When set to Internal, Lead Voices are played from the
Electone and the sounds from a connected MIDI instrument
can be played via MIDI channel 1 (or channel 2, when the To
Lower function is on). When set to External, the Lead Voices
can only be played from the connected instrument via MIDI
channel 4.
2-2 SYNC.
Determines the source of the timing control, for rhythm
synchronization purposes. Setting this to Internal gives the
Electone timing control over the connected rhythm machine.
This also allows you to start and stop the rhythms of the
connected rhythm machine from the Electone’s panel controls.
Setting this to External gives timing control to the connected
rhythm machine.
2-3 EXP.
Determines the control of the expression pedal functions.
Ordinarily, this control is set to Auto. However, when it is set
to INT., you can manually control the expression pedal
functions during M.D.R. playback. When set to EXT., another
(external) Electone controls over the expression pedal
functions.
Contrast
For adjusting the relative sharpness of the characters displayed in the
LCD.
1
MIDI
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12 Accessory Jacks and Controls
On the underside of the Electone keyboard is a separate panel equipped with various input/output
terminals, the functions of which are described below.
4
HEADPHONES
5
MIDI
IN
R
R
RHYTHM
IN
L
AUX.
OUT
2
OUT
3
AUX.
IN
L
1
1 RHYTHM IN (Phone, L/R)
This pair of phone jacks are for connection to an external
rhythm machine. The sound of the connected device is mixed
with the sound of the Electone and played through the
Electone’s speaker system. The volume of the rhythm machine
can be controlled by the Expression pedal of the Electone.
Accessory Jacks and Controls
2 AUX. IN (RCA, L/R)
This pair of RCA pin jacks are for connection to an external
stereo sound source, such as a cassette deck or home audio
system. The sound of the connected device is mixed with the
sound of the Electone and played through the Electone’s speaker
system. Adjust the level by using the control(s) on the
connected device.
3 AUX. OUT (RCA, L/R)
This set of stereo outputs is for connection to external
amplification/speaker systems.
4 HEADPHONES
For connection of a stereo headphone set. When headphones
are connected to this jack, sound to the Electone’s built-in
speaker system is automatically cut off, allowing you to play
without disturbing others.
12
5 MIDI IN/OUT
For connecting external devices such as synthesizer and rhythm
machine with MIDI cable(s).
125
13 Appendix
MIDI
NOTE:
See page 127 for more detailed
information on the MIDI messages.
MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital
Interface, which allows electronic musical instruments to
communicate with each other, by sending and receiving MIDI
messages.
On the right underside of the Electone keyboard you will find the
MIDI IN/OUT jacks. If your Electone is connected with external
devices via these MIDI jacks and appropriate MIDI settings are
done, you can play an external MIDI device such as synthesizer
from your Electone keyboard or your Electone can be played by an
external device such as sequencer.
Setting examples
1. Using MIDI OUT jack
If a MIDI keyboard or tone generator is properly connected:
EL-57
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
Tone Generator
● Playing you Electone can cause the MIDI keyboard (or tone
generator) to be played using its own voices, accomplishing
thick sound layers. (The MIDI receive channel of the MIDI
keyboard must match the transmit channel of your Electone.)
● Various messages including the values how far the expression
pedal is pressed down and how hard you play the Electone
keyboard can be transmitted as digital data. However, whether
and how the external device responds or not depends on the
external device you have connected.
2. Using MIDI IN jack
EL-57
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
MIDI Keyboard
Appendix
13
126
● Playing the external MIDI keyboard can cause your Electone to
be played using Electone's voices. (The MIDI transmit channel
of the MIDI keyboard must match the receive channel of your
Electone. The channels 1, 2 and 3 for the Upper, Lower and
pedal voices, respectively.)
MIDI Data Format
■ Channel Messages
Code (Hexadecimal)
Function
8n nn** 00-7F
Note OFF
9n nn** 00
Note ON
9n nn** 01-7F
OFF
Transmit
Receive
Remarks
CH 1
UK
CH 2
LK
CH 3
PK
(CH 4)*
LEAD
CH 15
Keyboard Percussion
CH 1
CH 1
UK
CH 2
CH 2
LK
CH 3
CH 3
PK
(CH 4)*
(CH 4)*
LEAD
CH 15
Keyboard Percussion
(CH 5)*
Bn 04 00-7F
2nd Expression Pedal
BF 0B 00-7F
Expression Pedal
Bn 7B 00
All Notes OFF
CONTROL
CH 16
CH 16
CONTROL
UK
LK
PK
LEAD
CONTROL
Cn nn***
Program Change
CH 16
Dn 00-07
After Touch
CH 1
UK
CH 2
LK
CH 3
PK
CH 16
CONTROL
CH 1
CH 1
UK
CH 2
CH 2
LK
PK
*
Can be changed by MIDI CONTROL function.
**
Note Number
*** Registration Number
■ System Realtime Messages
Code
Function
Transmit
Receive
F8
Clock
fl
fl *
FA
Start
fl
fl
FC
Stop
fl
fl
FE
Active Sensing
fl
fl
FF
Reset
Remarks
fl
* Received only when in the Ext. mode.
Appendix
13
127
System Exclusive Message
Electone Common Messages
■ Bulk Dump Related Messages
Code
F0
F0
F0
43
43
43
Massage
70
70
70
70
70
70
Transmit
Receive
00 ...(Data)*... F7
Bulk Dump data
fl
01
F7
Request-to-Send Voice parameter data
fl
02
F7
Request-to-Receive Voice parameter data
fl
10
F7
Request-to-Send all RAM
fl
11
Request-to-Send Registration data
fl
12
Request-to-Send R.S.P. data
fl
14
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
15
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
16
Request-to-Send User Voice data
fl
20
Request-to-Receive all RAM
fl
21
F7
Request-to-Receive Registration data
fl
22
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. data
fl
24
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
25
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
26
Request-to-Receive User Voice data
fl
Request-to-Send Model ID data
fl
F0
43
70
70
30
F7
F0
43
70
70
38
7F
F7
00
Bulk Dump Acknowledge
fl
Bulk Dump Unacknowledge
fl
(Data)*= Exclusive data
■ Control Change
Code
F0
43
Message
70
70
40
45
7F F7
LEFT FOOTSWITCH
00
47
7F
F7
KNEE LEVER
00
48
7F
F7
FILL IN
00
4B
7F
F7
INTRO./ENDING
00
50
*l=Low byte
7F
Tl*
Th** F7
TEMPO
Transmit
Receive
ON
fl
fl
OFF
fl
fl
ON
fl
fl
OFF
fl
fl
ON
fl
fl
OFF
fl
fl
ON
fl
fl
OFF
fl
fl
fl
fl
Transmit
Receive
**h=High byte
■ MDR-2P Status
Code
F0
43
Message
70
70
70
01
F7
PLAY
Appendix
02
03
RECORD
04
05
FF
06
13
09
Start
fl
Stop
fl
Start
fl
Stop
fl
Start
fl
Stop
fl
Rhythm Pointer Reset
fl
■ Other
Code
F0
128
43
70
70
78
SC
NC F7
Message
Transmit
Receive
Bar signal
fl
fl
■ EL Series Common Messages
Code
F0
F0
F0
43
43
43
Massage
70
70
70
78
78
78
Transmit
Receive
fl
fl
00 ...(Data)*... F7
Bulk Dump data
01
Request-to-Send Voice parameter data
fl
02
Request-to-Receive Voice parameter data
fl
Request-to-Send all RAM
fl
10
F7
11
Request-to-Send Registration data
fl
12
Request-to-Send R.S.P. data
fl
14
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
15
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
16
Request-to-Send User voice data
fl
20
F7
Request-to-Receive all RAM
fl
21
Request-to-Receive Registration data
fl
22
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. data
fl
24
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
25
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
26
Request-to-Receive User voice data
fl
F0
43
70
78
41 ...(Data)*... F7
Panel Switch Event data**
fl
fl
F0
43
70
78
42 ...(Data)*... F7
Current Registration data
fl
fl
Transmit
Receive
(Data)* = Exclusive data
** Refer to the Switch Cord
■ Model-Specific Messages
Code
F0
F0
F0
43
43
43
Massage
70
70
70
nn* 00 ...(Data)... F7
Bulk Dump data
fl
00
Model ID data
01
Request-to-Send Voice parameter data
fl
02
Request-to-Receive Voice parameter data
fl
nn* 10
Request-to-Send all RAM
fl
11
Request-to-Send Registration data
fl
12
Request-to-Send R.S.P. data
fl
14
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
15
Request-to-Send User pattern data
fl
16
Request-to-Send User voice data
fl
nn* 20
F7
fl
F7
fl
Request-to-Receive Registration data
fl
22
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. data
fl
24
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
25
Request-to-Receive User pattern data
fl
26
Request-to-Receive User voice data
fl
Appendix
Request-to-Receive all RAM data
21
"nn*” can be sent/received by 3D.
■ Electone/Single Keyboard Common Messages
Code
F0
43
Massage
73
01
02
03
F7
Transmit
13
Receive
Request for Internal Synchronous mode
fl
Request for External Synchronous mode
fl
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■ Switch Code
Function
Switch
Selector
Volume
Remarks
UK Voices
02
00-0D
SW No.
LK Voices
03
00-0D
SW No.
LEAD
06
00-04
SW No.
PK Voice
07
00-04
SW No.
Rhythm
0B
00-0B
SW No.
UK Voices
12
00-7F
Volume data
LK Voices
13
00-7F
Volume data
LEAD
16
00-7F
Volume data
PK Voice
17
00-7F
Volume data
1A
00-7F
Volume data
Reverb
1B
00-7F
Depth data
LEAD
36
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
PK Voice
37
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
UK
50
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
LK
51
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
PK
52
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
LK
5B
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
PK
5C
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
Disable
Disable
5F
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
Tremolo
Tremolo
60
00-01
00=Chorus
Rhythm Sequence Program
1
61
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
2
62
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
3
63
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
4
64
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
Sustain
Keyboard Percussion
Appendix
130
Data
Rhythm
To Lower
13
Code
01=Tremolo
Date: 30. JAN.1998
Version: 1.00
EL-57 MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Transmit
Receive
Basic Channel
Default
Changed
1, 2, 3, 16
4, 5
1, 2, 3, 15, 16
4
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
Mode 3
×
************************
×
×
36-96 *
************************
36-96 **
9nH, v=1-127
9nH, v=0
9nH, v=1-127
9nH, v=0, 8nH
×
○
×
○
×
×
1
4
11
×
×
○
×
×
○(Received only in
64
×
×
0-15, 112-116
************************
0-15, 112-116
0-15
System Exclusive
○
○
System
Common
Song Position
Song Select
Tune
×
×
×
×
×
×
System
Real Time
Clock
Commands
○
○
○
○
Aux
Messages
Local ON/OFF
All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
×
×
○
×
×
×
○
×
Note Number
True Voice
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
After Touch
Key's
Ch's
Pitch Bend
Control Change
Remarks
***
Modulation Wheel
2nd Expression Pedal
Expression Pedal
External mode)
Program Change
Range
*
**
***
Refer to MIDI Data Format
Received only in
External mode (FAH, FCH)
Appendix
Notes
Sustain
CH 1 : 48-96, CH2 : 36-84, CH3 : 36-55
CH15 : 36-127, Others : 36-96
CH1 : UK, CH2 : LK, CH3 : PK, CH4 : LEAD,
13
CH15 : KEYBOARD PERCUSSION, CH16 : CONTROL
Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO
○ : YES
× : NO
131
Troubleshooting
Please note that the appearance of any of following phenomena does not indicate a mechanical failure
of the Electone.
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
GENERAL OPERATION
Some of the LEDs in the DISPLAY SELECT section
do not light.
The LEDs of on/off buttons [VOICE EDIT, RHYTHM PROGRAM, and
TREMOLO (FAST)] are lit when those functions are turned on. The LEDs of
other function’s buttons momentarily flash when the functions are selected.
No sound is produced from the Electone’s speakers.
The plug of the cable from the speaker unit is disconnected. Refer to the
separate “Assembly Instructions,” and reconnect the plug securely.
A cracking noise is sometimes heard.
Noise may be produced when either an electrical appliance is turned on or off,
or an electric power tool (such as drill) is used in the proximity of the Electone.
If this occurs, plug the Electone into an electrical outlet located as far as possible
from the device that seems to be the source of the problem.
Interference from radio, TV, or other sources occurs.
This is caused by the proximity of a high-power broadcasting station or amateur
ham radio setup.
The sound of the Electone causes surrounding
objects to resonate.
Because the Electone is capable of producing powerful bass sounds, resonance
may be caused in surrounding objects, such as cabinets or glass windows. To
avoid this, relocate the objects or lower the Electone’s volume.
The Electone panel does not function normally or
the content of the memorized data has changed.
This happens very rarely. Occasionally, power surges and spikes due to
electrical storms or other reasons may cause the Electone to malfunction and/
or alter the contents of memorized data. If this happens, perform the Power
On Reset operation to reset the Electone. (page 57)
VOICES/RHYTHMS
Appendix
13
132
When selecting a dotted button voice or rhythm,
the voice or rhythm title at the top of the LCD does
not match the voices or rhythms.
The currently assigned voice or rhythm is displayed at the top of the LCD, and
remains until another voice or rhythm has been selected.
When too many keys are pressed, not all of the notes
sound.
Total polyphonic capacity (notes sounding for both Upper and Lower
Keyboards) is 12 notes.
When playing a Pedal voice from the Lower
keyboard (using the To Lower function), pressing
the Lower keyboard’s Sustain button does not turn
on Sustain.
Even though the Pedal voice is being played from the Lower keyboard, it is
still a Pedal voice; turn the Sustain on with the Pedal Sustain button.
The sound is too soft, despite the volume being set
to the maximum.
Check all of the volume controls, making sure that they are set to suitable
levels: the panel Volume controls for each voice section, the Master Volume
dial, and the Expression Pedal.
Also check the Upper/Lower Balance control on the Voice Display. (page 20)
Switching voices causes the volume to change,
despite their having identical volume settings.
The volume of certain voices may seem lower than that of others. Adjust the
balance of the sound with the Volume control within the appropriate Voice
Condition display.
When keys on the Lower keyboard or Pedalboard
are pressed, the sounds of percussion instruments
are also heard.
The keyboard Percussion function has been turned on. When not using the
function, be sure to turn it off. (page 49)
Only one sound is heard when two notes of the
Lead or Pedal voices are simultaneously played.
For practical performance reasons, the Electone has been designed so that one
note of the Lead or Pedal voices can be played at a time. If several keys are
pressed at once, only the highest note will be sounded (highest-note priority).
The Pedal voices do not sound, even though the
volume is properly set.
The Single Finger or Fingered Chord mode of Auto Bass Chord is on. Turn off
the mode in the display. (page 46)
Even though a Dotted button’s rhythm has been
selected and started, the pattern does not sound.
Since the Dotted buttons contain User rhythms, no rhythm will sound if a
pattern has not been saved to the selected Dotted button.
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
EFFECTS
The Touch Tone function does not operate.
Adjust the Touch Tone settings in the Voice Condition display.
The Symphonic, Flanger, and Delay effects cannot
be heard, even when they are set in Effect Set.
Effects must be selected first in the Voice Condition display. (page 30)
The Tremolo effect cannot be heard, even when the
TREMOLO (FAST) button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section is on.
Tremolo must be selected first in the Voice Condition display. (page 30)
The Pan function does not operate.
The Pan function can only be used if all other effects in the Voice Condition
page are set to off. (page 30)
ACCOMPANIMENT AND OTHER FUNCTIONS
Despite its volume being set to a suitable level, the
Accompaniment cannot be heard.
The rhythm has not been started. Be sure to use Accompaniment together
with the rhythm.
While an intro./Ending pattern is automatically
playing, the Lower keyboard does not produce any
sound, even when the keys are played.
Since the Accompaniment chords play automatically one after another, the
Lower keyboard is designed not to produce any sound during the playback of
an Intro./Ending pattern.
The pitch in the Single Finger mode does not
change, even when pressing different keys of the
keyboard.
Single Finger mode will only produce notes when played within a fixed octave
interval on the Lower keyboard. If notes with the same letter name are pressed
outside of that range, the chords that are sounded will share the same pitch.
The harmony notes of the Melody On Chord
function cannot be heard.
The Upper keyboard has been set to sound only Lead voices. Increase the
volume of the Upper Keyboard voices.
REGISTRATION MEMORY
Certain functions have not been memorized to
Registration Memory.
Transposition and Pitch control data, among others, cannot be memorized.
(page 52)
VOICE EDITING
During voice editing, the specified voice isn't heard,
even when the keyboard is played.
The current settings keep the voice from sounding. Make sure that the volume
of the voice is set to a suitable level, and adjust the various parameters in the
Voice Edit display until the voice can be heard.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
RHYTHM PROGRAMMING
During use of the Rhythm Pattern Program, no
sound is produced even when you play a certain
percussion sound.
If percussion sounds have been recorded to all 16 rhythm tracks, no
subsequently selected instruments can be heard or recorded. If necessary,
erase one of the tracks and play the sound.
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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Recording or playback cannot be performed.
The PLAY or RECORD section buttons for selecting parts may be turned off.
Turn on the appropriate PLAY or RECORD buttons.
A total of 40 songs cannot be recorded.
If some song numbers contain a large amount of recorded data, the disk may
not have enough available memory left to record the normal maximum of 40
songs.
Recording is stopped before the performance is
finished, or the Song Copy function cannot be
executed.
The amount of recorded data on the disk is close to the maximum limit. Either
use another disk or delete the data of any unnecessary song number.
The rhythm does not start at the beginning of a
recording, or stops in the middle of the performance.
The M.D.R. is designed so that the rhythm cannot be started at the very
beginning of a recording. If you wish to use the rhythm, start it after the
available memory display appears on the M.D.R. display.
The notes of the recording are “stuck” and sound
continuously.
During playback, you removed the disk by pressing the EJECT button.
Whenever you wish to stop playback, always press the STOP button.
Specifications
KEYBOARD
VOICE
Keyboards
Upper: 49 keys (C – C), Lower: 49 keys (C – C), Pedal: 20 keys (C – G)
Touch Tone
Initial, After (Upper, Lead, Lower)
Tone Generation
AWM & FM
Upper Keyboard Voice
Strings 1, 2, Pizz. Strings; Brass, Synth. Brass; Clarinet; Saxophone; Chorus; Organ, Pop Organ, Jazz Organ, Accordion;
Lower Keyboard Voice
Piano, Elec. Piano, Harpsichord; Guitar 1,2, Elec. Guitar, Harp; Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Synth. Chime;
Cosmic 1, 2, 3, 4; Tutti 1, 2; [Upper] Harmonica; [Lower] Horn 1, 2; User 1-4; (28 Buttons/32 Voices); Volume
Lead Voice
Violin; Flute, Whistle; Oboe, Bassoon; Trumpet 1, 2, Trombone; User 1-4;
To Lower; (6 Buttons/8 Voices) Volume
Pedalboard Voice
Contrabass, Pizz. Bass; Elec. Bass 1, 2, Synth. Bass; Organ Bass 1, 2; Tuba, Timpani; User 1-4; To Lower;
(6 Buttons/9 Voices) Volume
Voice Display
Upper, Lower, Lead, Pedal; Manual Balance
On/Off; AWM: (Output Level); Operator 1, 2, 3, 4: (Output Level, Attack Rate, Decay 1 Rate, Decay 1 Level, Decay 2 Rate,
VOICE EDIT
Release Rate); Operator Selectors, Operator On/Off Buttons; Save: User 1-4
EFFECT/CONDITION
Reverb
Sustain
Tremolo/Chorus
Symphonic/Celeste
Vibrato
Delay
Flanger
Glide
Panning
Feet
RHYTHM
Rhythms
3Types: Room, Hall, Church; Length; Depth
Upper (Knee), Lower (Knee), Pedal: Length
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal; Tremolo (Fast): Speed, Chorus: Slow, Stop
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal; Mode: Symphonic/Celeste
Upper, Lower, Lead, Pedal: Preset/User (Delay, Depth, Speed); Touch Vibrato
Upper, Lead, Lower: Speed, Feedback, Balance
Upper, Lead, Lower: Speed, Feedback, Depth
Upper, Lead, Lower
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal (7 positions)
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal: Preset/4'/8'/16'
March 1, 2, 3, Polka 1, 2, Country 1, 2, Broadway, Baroque; Waltz 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Jazz Waltz 1, 2, 3, Bolero; Swing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, Jazz Ballad, Dixieland 1, 2; Bounce 1, 2, 3, Reggae 1, 2; Slow Rock 1, 2, 3; Tango 1, 2, 3; Chacha, Rhumba, Beguine,
Mambo, Salsa; Samba 1, 2, 3, Bossanova 1, 2, 3; 8Beat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Dance Pop 1, 2, 3, 4; 16Beat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16 Beat Funk
1, 2, 3; User 1-8 (A-D); (12 Buttons; 66 Rhythms); Volume
Variations
Others
RHYTHM PROGRAM
Pattern Program
Fill-In; Intro. Ending; Lead In; Auto Variation: On/Off
Start; Synchro Start; Tempo; Bar/Beat LED; Volume; Balance
On/Off; Step Write/Real Time Write; Beat (4/4, 3/4, 2/4); Quantize ( ,
,
,
,
3
,
3
,
3
, Off); Metronome (On/Off);
Edit: Instruments 1-16 (Change, Clear; Cursor); Accent Level 0-8; 75 Percussion Sounds; Accompaniment Select; Save:
User 1-8 (A-D, Fill-In); Remaning Memory Display
Rhythm Sequence
KEYBOARD PERCUSSION
ACCOMPANIMENT
Auto Bass Chord
Accompaniments
On/Off; Sequence 1-4; 120 Positions (Bar); Cursor Controls; Data: Preset/User (Set, Insert, Delete, Clear)
On/Off: Lower, Pedal
Mode: Off; Single Finger; Fingered Chord; Custom ABC; Memory: Lower/Pedal
Type 1, 2, 3, 4, All Off
Mode: Off, 1, 2, 3; Knee: On/Off
MELODY ON CHORD
1–5
BASIC REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION MEMORY
M/To Disk, 1-8; Disable Button
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Play/Record: Upper, Lower, Pedal, Control, Lead, Keyboard Percussion; Pause; Stop; Song Select; Song Repeat; Song
Delete; Song Copy: From/To; Disk Copy; Tempo; Shift; Format; Custom Play; Remaining Memory; LED Display; Eject
[Left] Mode: Off; Rhythm (Stop, Ending, Fill-In); Glide (Upper/Lower, Lead); Tremolo (On/Off);
FOOT SWITCH
[Right] Regist. Shift Mode: Off, Shift, Jump, User (80 Positions, Cursor, Data, Set, Insert, Delete, Clear)
On/Off: Sustain (Upper, Lower); MOC
KNEE LEVER
256 x 64 Full Dot
LCD DISPLAY
OTHER CONTROLS
Power On/Off; Exp. Pedal; Pitch Control; Transpose; Master Volume; Display Select; Data Controls; Page; Coarse; Hold;
OTHER FITTINGS
Registration Menu Disk; 3.5" Floppy Disk; Matching Bench; Keyboard Cover/Music Stand; MIDI IN/Out; Headphone Jack;
LCD Contrast; MIDI (Output; Upper/Lower, Int./Ext.: Lead, Sync., Exp.)
Rhythm In (Phone; R/L); Aux Out (Phone; R/L); Aux In/Out (RCA; R/L)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
SOUND SYSTEM
Power Amplifiers
Speakers
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
Width x Depth x Height
Voice Disk; HPE-170 Headphones; 3.5" Floppy Disks
55W +55W (EIAJ)
20cm x 2; 5cm x 2; Monitor x 2
114.9cm x 55.6cm x 98.0cm *With Keyboard Cover Closed
81.5Kg
Specifications and description in this Owner's Manual are information purposes only.
Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice.
As specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
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INDEX
A
E
L
A.B.C. ................................................................... 46
A.B.C./M.O.C ................................................. 47, 51
ACC. (ACCOMPANIMENT) .................................. 48
ACC. (RHYTHM PROGRAM) .............................. 107
ACCENT(RHYTHM PROGRAM) ......................... 104
AFTER .................................................................. 29
ALG (ALGORITHM) ........................................ 79, 86
AR (VOICE EDIT) ................................................. 88
Attack Rate ........................................................... 88
AUTO VARI. ......................................................... 42
AUX IN/OUT ....................................................... 125
AWM .................................................................... 87
EDIT (REGIST SHIFT) ........................................... 55
EDIT (RHYTHM PROGRAM) ...................... 102, 106
EDIT (VOICE EDIT) ............................................... 79
EFFECT ................................................................ 30
EFFECT SET ......................................................... 32
Eject ..................................................................... 58
ENDING ............................................................... 40
Envelope Parameter ............................................. 89
EXP. (EXPRESSION) .......................................... 121
EXP./PITCH/MIDI ................................ 121, 122, 123
Expression Pedal ........................................... 7, 121
LCD Display ......................................................... 17
LEAD VOICE ........................................................ 18
LENG. (REVERB) ................................................. 34
LENGTH (SUSTAIN) ............................................. 35
LOAD FROM VOICE DISK ................................... 85
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE ................................. 18
B
BAL. (DELAY) ....................................................... 33
BAR/BEAT ............................................................ 41
BASIC REGIST. ...................................................... 7
BEAT .................................................................. 101
C
Carrier .................................................................. 86
CELESTE ........................................................ 30, 32
CHANGE (RHYTHM PROGRAM) ....................... 102
CHOR. (CHORUS) ......................................... 30, 36
CHURCH (REVERB) ............................................. 34
CLEAR (REGIST SHIFT) ....................................... 56
CLEAR (RHYTHM PROGRAM) ................... 103, 106
CLEAR (SEQUENCE) ......................................... 114
COARSE .............................................................. 19
CONTRAST ........................................................ 124
Control Data ......................................................... 63
Copy Protect ........................................................ 76
Cursor (Registration Shift) .................................... 55
Cursor (Sequence) ............................................. 114
Custom A.B.C. ..................................................... 46
CUSTOM PLAY .................................................... 71
D
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D (Disable) ........................................................... 52
D1L (VOICE EDIT) ................................................ 88
D1R (VOICE EDIT) ............................................... 88
D2R (VOICE EDIT) ............................................... 88
DATA (REGIST SHIFT) ......................................... 56
DATA (SEQUENCE) ........................................... 114
DATA CONTROL ............................................ 15, 17
DEL. (REGIST SHIFT) ........................................... 56
DEL. (SEQUENCE) ............................................. 114
DELAY ............................................................ 30, 33
DELAY (VIBRATO) ............................................... 31
Delete (Song) ....................................................... 74
DEPTH (EXPRESSION) ...................................... 121
DEPTH (FLANGER) .............................................. 33
DEPTH (REVERB) ................................................ 34
DEPTH (VIBRATO) ............................................... 31
Disk Copy ............................................................. 74
DISPLAY SELECT ................................................ 17
Dotted Button (Rhythm) ........................................ 43
Dotted Button (Voice) ........................................... 22
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F
Fast Forward/Reverse .......................................... 71
FB. (DELAY) ......................................................... 33
FB. (FLANGER) .................................................... 33
Feed Back (VOICE EDIT) ..................................... 89
FEET ..................................................................... 30
FILL IN ................................................................. 41
Fingered Chord .................................................... 46
FLANG. (FLANGER) ....................................... 30, 33
Floppy Disk .......................................................... 58
FM ........................................................................ 88
FOOT SW ........................................................... 118
FOOT SWITCH-LEFT .......................................... 118
FOOT SWITCH-RIGHT ......................................... 54
FORMAT .............................................................. 60
G
M
M./TO DISK .......................................................... 52
M.D.R ................................................................... 58
M.O.C. (MELODY ON CHORD) ........................... 51
MASTER VOLUME ................................................. 7
MEM. (MEMORY) ................................................. 46
METRONOME .................................................... 101
MIDI ........................................................... 125, 126
MODE (CHORUS) ................................................ 38
MODE (M.O.C) ..................................................... 51
MODE (REGIST SHIFT) ........................................ 55
MODE (SYMPHONIC) .......................................... 32
Modulator ............................................................. 86
Mute ..................................................................... 20
O
OL (VOICE EDIT) ................................................. 88
OPERATOR .............................................. 79, 87, 88
OUTPUT (MIDI) .................................................. 123
Output Level (OL) ................................................ 88
Output(Transmit) Channel .................................. 123
GLIDE CONTROL .............................................. 119
P
H
PAGE ............................................................. 15, 17
PAN ...................................................................... 30
PATTERN ............................................................. 96
PAUSE ................................................................. 71
PEDAL VOICE ...................................................... 18
PERC. VOL. .......................................................... 42
Performance Data ................................................ 63
PITCH ................................................................. 122
PLAY .............................................................. 61, 69
Playback .............................................................. 69
POSITION (REGIST SHIFT) .................................. 55
POSITION (SEQUENCE) .................................... 114
POWER .................................................................. 6
Power On Reset ................................................... 57
PRESET (EFFECT) ................................................ 30
PRESET (SEQUENCE) ....................................... 114
PRESET (VIBRATO) ............................................. 31
HALL (REVERB) ................................................... 34
HEADPHONES ................................................... 125
HOLD ................................................................... 17
I
INITIAL ................................................................. 29
INS. (REGIST SHIFT) ............................................ 56
INS. (SEQUENCE) .............................................. 114
Insert Voice Disk !! ............................................... 85
INSTRUMENT (RHYTHM PROGRAM) ................ 102
INT./EXT. ............................................................ 124
INTRO. ENDING ................................................... 40
J
JUMP (REGIST SHIFT) ......................................... 54
K
KEYBOARD PERCUSSION .................................. 49
KNEE .................................................................. 120
Q
T
QUANTIZE ......................................................... 105
TEMPO (MDR) ...................................................... 72
TEMPO (RHYTHM) ............................................... 41
TO LOWER ........................................................... 20
TOUCH TONE ...................................................... 29
TOUCH VIB. ......................................................... 31
TRANSPOSE ...................................................... 122
TREM. (TREMOLO) ........................................ 30, 36
TREMOLO. (FAST) ............................................... 38
TYPE (ACCOMPANIMENT) .................................. 48
TYPE (REVERB) ................................................... 34
R
REAL TIME WRITE ..................................... 110, 106
RECORD .............................................................. 61
REGIST SHIFT ...................................................... 54
Registration Data ................................................. 63
Registration Memory ............................................ 52
Registration Menu Disk .......................................... 8
Remaining Memory (MDR) ................................... 86
Remaining Memory (Rhythm Pattern) .................. 76
Repeat (Song) ...................................................... 70
Retry (M.D.R) ....................................................... 62
REVERB ............................................................... 34
RHYTHM .............................................................. 39
Rhythm Clock ..................................................... 104
Rhythm Condition Page ....................................... 42
RHYTHM CONTROL .......................................... 119
RHYTHM IN ........................................................ 125
Rhythm Menus ..................................................... 44
Rhythm Pattern Program ...................................... 97
RHYTHM PROGRAM ........................................... 96
Rhythm Sequence Program ............................... 111
Rhythm Track ..................................................... 102
ROOM (REVERB) ................................................. 34
RR (VOICE EDIT) ................................................. 88
S
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE .................................. 18
USER (REGIST SHIFT) ......................................... 55
USER (RHYTHM) .......................................... 44, 110
USER (SEQUENCE) ........................................... 114
USER (VIBRATO) ................................................. 31
USER (VOICE) ................................................ 23, 84
User Fill In ..................................................... 98,110
V
VIBRATO .............................................................. 31
Voice Condition Page ........................................... 29
VOICE DISK ......................................................... 85
VOICE DISPLAY ................................................... 20
VOICE EDIT .......................................................... 78
Voice List .............................................................. 26
Voice Menus ........................................................ 23
VOL. (PERCUSSION) ........................................... 42
VOL. (VOLUME; ACCOMPANIMENT) .................. 48
VOL. (VOLUME; VOICE) ................................ 19, 30
W
Write-Protect ........................................................ 59
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SAVE (RHYTHM PROGRAM) ............................. 108
SAVE (VOICE EDIT) ............................................. 83
SAVE TO USER RHYTHM .................................. 108
SAVE TO USER VOICE ........................................ 83
Select a Rhythm !! ................................................ 97
Select a Sequence !! .......................................... 111
Select a Voice !! ................................................... 78
SEQ. (SEQUENCE) ............................................ 111
SET (REGIST SHIFT) ............................................ 56
SET (SEQUENCE) .............................................. 114
SHIFT (MDR) ........................................................ 60
SHIFT (REGIST SHIFT) ......................................... 54
Single Finger ........................................................ 46
SLOW (CHORUS) ................................................ 38
SONG COPY ........................................................ 73
SONG DEL. .......................................................... 74
SONG REPEAT .................................................... 70
SONG SELECT ..................................................... 61
SPEED (FLANGER) .............................................. 33
SPEED (TREMOLO) ............................................. 38
SPEED (VIBRATO) ............................................... 31
SPEED(DELAY) .................................................... 33
START .................................................................. 40
STEP WRITE ............................................... 100, 102
STOP (CHORUS) ................................................. 38
STOP (MDR) ................................................... 62, 69
SUSTAIN .............................................................. 35
SYMPH. (SYMPHONIC) .................................. 30, 32
SYNCHRO START ................................................ 40
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