Install KEYBOARDMANIA to your computer (see page 3 and 60) and connect it to the EZ-250i by an USB
cable – then play musical games and learn songs.
SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO NOT
connect this product to any power supply or adapter other than one described
in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may be
rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable
type and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart,
rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please
observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory
product.
When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of a
different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect
installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all batteries
away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regulated by
the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time
of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of
the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at a
high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before damage occurs.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some reason its
useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all local, state, and
federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain lead,
batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please contact
Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION:
NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not covered
by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners responsibility.
Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before requesting
service.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our products and the production methods used to produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter
and the spirit of the law, we want you to be aware of the following:
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of battery is
approximately five years. When replacement becomes necessary, contact a
qualified service representative to perform the replacement.
92-BP (bottom)
Warning:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model number,
serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this plate. You should
record the model number, serial number, and the date of purchase in the
spaces provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your
purchase.
Model
Serial No.
Purchase Date
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL
FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in
this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly
approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use
the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or
another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied
with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure
to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product
in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital
devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level
of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will
not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used
according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the
interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse)
circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the
antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to co-axial
type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please
contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you
can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave,
Buena Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by
Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
(class B)
OBSERVERA!
Entsorgung leerer Batterien (nur innerhalb Deutschlands)
Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) sá länge som den ar
ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av.
Leisten Sie einen Beitrag zum Umweltschutz. Verbrauchte Batterien oder
Akkumulatoren dürfen nicht in den Hausmüll. Sie können bei einer Sammelstelle für Altbatterien bzw. Sondermüll abgegeben werden. Informieren
Sie sich bei Ihrer Kommune.
ADVARSEL: Netspæendingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sálæenge
netledningen siddr i en stikkontakt, som er t endt — ogsá selvom der or
slukket pá apparatets afbryder.
VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta
verkosta.
(standby)
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with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in
all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference,
which can be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to
eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:
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Software License Agreement
Yamaha Corporation (Yamaha) permits you use the Keyboardmania
Yamaha Edition (Software) conditioned on your acceptance of this
agreement. The Software includes all associated contents, all printed
materials and all electronic documentation. Use of this Software will
be taken to mean acceptance of this agreement, so please read the
following terms carefully before you use the Software.
1. Copyright and permission for use
Yamaha grants you as an individual the right to use the Software on
only one computer at any single time. The ownership of the disk on
which the Software is recorded belongs to you, but the ownership and
copyright of the Program itself belongs to Yamaha and Yamaha’s
Licensor(s).
2. Prohibitions and restrictions
You may not reverse-compile, disassemble, reverse-engineer, or use
any other method to convert the Software into a human-readable form,
nor may you allow another person to do so. The Software may not be
duplicated, corrected, modified, lent, leased, sold, distributed, licensed
or disposed of in any other way in part or in whole. The creation of
derivative works based on the content of the Software is also prohibited. The Software may not be transmitted over a network to another
computer without written authorization from Yamaha. Your rights
regarding the Software may be transferred to a third party only if this is
done for non-commercial purposes and if the Software and all associated documentation including this agreement are included, and if the
third party accepts this agreement.
3. Limitations of Liability
The Software was developed at, and is copyrighted by, Yamaha and
Yamaha’s Licensor(s). The Software is offered "AS IS" and Yamaha
makes no warranty as to its use or performance.
YAMAHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT
THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING
THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. YAMAHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO
NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO
EVENT WILL YAMAHA OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS,
EVEN IF AN YAMAHA REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY
ANY THIRD PARTY.
● COPYRIGHT NOTICE
q Six of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this keyboard are as
follows:
A Hard Day’s Night
• Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
• Copyright © 1964 Sony/ATV Songs LLC
• Copyright Renewed
• All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music
Square West, Nashville, TN37203
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Can’t Help Falling In Love
• Words and Music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
• Copyright © 1961 by Gladys Music, Inc.
• Copyright Renewed and Assigned to Gladys Music
• All Rights Administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company,
Inc. and Chrysalis Music
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
w Four of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this keyboard are as
follows:
Composition Title
: An Englishman In New York
Composer’s Name
: Sumner 0590545
Copyright Owner’s Name:G M SUMNER LTD
Composition Title
: Against All Odds
Composer’s Name
: Collins 0007403
Copyright Owner’s Name:EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD / HIT &
RUN MUSIC LTD
Composition Title
: Just The Way You Are
Composer’s Name
: Joel 0273671
Copyright Owner’s Name:EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD
Composition Title
: Look Of Love
Composer’s Name
: Bacharach/David 0093316
Copyright Owner’s Name:Screen Gems - EMI Music Ltd
Stella By Starlight
• from the Paramount Picture THE UNINVITED
• Words by Ned Washington
• Music by Victor Young
• Copyright © 1946 (Renewed 1973, 1974) by Famous Music Corporation
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
CAUTION: All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized copying, public performance and broadcasting are strictly prohibited regarding the above ten demosongs.
Hey Jude
• Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
• Copyright © 1968 Sony/ATV Songs LLC
• Copyright Renewed
• All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music
Square West, Nashville, TN37203
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Edelweiss
COPYRIGHT NOTICE This product incorporates and bundles computer
programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to
which it has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials
include, without limitation, all computer software, styles files, MIDI files,
WAVE data and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs
and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws.
Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES.
• Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
• Music by Richard Rodgers
• Copyright © 1959 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
• Copyright Renewed
• WILLIAMSON MUSlC owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Linus And Lucy
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• By Vince Guaraldi
• Copyright © 1965 LEE MENDELSON FILM PRODUCTIONS, INC.
• Copyright Renewed
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
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PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep this manual 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:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
Water warning
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The required voltage
is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Use the specified adaptor (PA-3C or PA-3B or an equivalent recommended by
Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument
or overheating.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have
accumulated on it.
• Do not place the AC adaptor 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.
Do not open
• 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.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
Fire warning
• Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit.
A burning item may fall over and cause a fire.
If you notice any abnormality
• If the AC adaptor 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 adaptor plug from the outlet, and have the instrument inspected
by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
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 attempt to recharge batteries that are not intended to be charged.
Power supply/AC power adaptor
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet, always hold
the plug itself and not the cord.
• When the batteries run out, or if the instrument is not to be used for a long time,
remove the batteries from the instrument to prevent possible leakage of the
battery fluid.
• Unplug the AC power adaptor when not using the instrument, or during
electrical storms.
• Keep batteries away from children.
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a multiple-connector.
Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or possibly cause overheating in the
outlet.
• If the batteries do leak, avoid contact with the leaked fluid. If the battery fluid
should come in contact with your eyes, mouth, or skin, wash immediately with
water and consult a doctor. Battery fluid is corrosive and may possibly cause
loss of sight or chemical burns.
Battery
Location
• Always make sure all batteries are inserted in conformity with the +/- polarity
markings. Failure to do so might result in overheating, fire, or battery fluid
leakage.
• Always replace all batteries at the same time. Do not use new batteries together
with old ones. Also, do not mix battery types, such as alkaline batteries with
manganese batteries, or batteries from different makers, or different types of
batteries from the same maker, since this can cause overheating, fire, or battery
fluid leakage.
• 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 in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo equipment, mobile
phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the instrument, TV, or radio may
generate noise.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
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• Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might accidentally
fall over.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected adaptor and other cables.
• Use only the stand specified for the instrument. When attaching the stand or
rack, use the provided screws only. Failure to do so could cause damage to the
internal components or result in the instrument falling over.
Handling caution
• Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument.
• Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps on the panel
or keyboard. If this happens, turn off the power immediately and unplug the
power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might
discolor the panel or keyboard.
Connections
• 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. Also, be sure to set the volumes
of all components at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume
controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level.
• 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.
• 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.
Saving data
Maintenance
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint thinners,
solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths.
Saving and backing up your data
• Saved data may be lost due to malfunction or incorrect operation. Save
important data to external media.
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.
When using a power adaptor, even when the power switch is in the “STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not
using the instrument for a long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet.
Make sure to discard used batteries according to local regulations.
The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this owner’s manual are for instructional purposes only, and may be different from the ones on your instrument.
● Trademarks
• Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Windows is the registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha EZ-250i PortaTone!
You now own a portable keyboard that combines advanced functions, great sound
and exceptional ease-of-use in a highly compact package. Its outstanding features
also make it a remarkably expressive and versatile instrument.
Read this Owner’s Manual carefully while playing your new EZ-250i in order to
take full advantage of its various features.
Main Features
The EZ-250i is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use keyboard with the following features and functions:
■ Keyboard Mania................................................................................. page 3, 60
Included with the instrument (on CD-ROM) is the fun software program Keyboard Mania. Simply install it to
your computer (Windows only) and connect the instrument via USB cable — and play musical games and learn
songs the fun way.
■ Stereo Sampled Piano .......................................................................... page 21
The EZ-250i has a special Portable Grand Piano Voice — created by state-of-the-art stereo sampling technology
and using Yamaha’s sophiscated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation system.
■ Touch Response .................................................................................... page 27
The exceptionally natural Touch Response feature, with a convenient front panel on/off switch, gives you maximum
expressive level control over the voices. It also works in conjunction with the Dynamic Filter, which dynamically
adjusts the timbre or tone of a voice according to your playing strength — just a like a real musical instrument!
■ Yamaha Education Suite ......................................................... pages 40, 42, 49
The EZ-250i features the new Yamaha Education Suite — a set of learning tools that utilize the latest technology
to make studying and practicing music more fun and fulfilling than ever before!
■ One Touch Setting ................................................................................. page 25
One Touch Setting (OTS), for automatically calling up an appropriate voice for playing with the selected Style
and Song.
■ Powerful Speaker System
The built-in stereo amplifier/speaker system of the EZ-250i — with a special Bass Boost feature — provides exceptionally powerful, high-quality sound, letting you hear the full dynamic range of the EZ-250i’s authentic voices.
■ USB......................................................................................................... page 56
This enables you to connect the instrument directly to a computer, for recording your performances and playing
song data with the computer.
■ Flash Memory ........................................................................................ page 58
The internal flash memory of the instrument lets you save song data from a computer. The songs saved to the
memory can then be used for playing and practice in the same way as the preset songs.
■ GM System Level 1
“GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible music data
can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator, regardless of manufacturer. The GM mark is
affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level.
■ XGlite
As its name implies, “XGlite” is a simplified version of Yamaha’s high-quality XG tone generation format. Naturally, you can play back any XG song data using an XGlite tone generator. However, keep in mind that some songs
may play back differently compared to the original data, due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects.
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Panel Controls and Terminals ........................ 8
Song Lesson .................................................. 49
Setting Up....................................................... 10
• Using the Lesson Feature ................................ 49
• Select the Lesson Track................................... 51
• Lesson 1 — Timing .......................................... 51
• Lesson 2 — Waiting ......................................... 52
• Lesson 3 — Minus One.................................... 52
• Lesson 4 — Both Hands .................................. 53
• Grade ............................................................... 53
• Power Requirements ........................................10
• Turning On the Power.......................................11
• Accessory Jacks ...............................................11
Quick Guide
12
Step 1 Voices ........................................................... 12
Step 2 Songs............................................................ 14
Step 3 Style ............................................................. 16
Basic Operation and LCD Display................ 18
Portable Grand............................................... 21
• Playing the Portable Grand...............................21
• Using the Metronome .......................................21
Playing Voices ............................................... 23
• Playing a Voice .................................................23
• #000 OTS .........................................................25
• Dual Voice ........................................................25
• Split Voice.........................................................26
• Setting the Split Point .......................................26
• Touch and Touch Sensitivity.............................27
• Transpose and Tuning......................................28
• Light Guide On and Off.....................................28
MIDI Functions ............................................... 54
• What Is MIDI? .................................................. 54
• Connecting to a Personal Computer ................ 56
• Local Control .................................................... 57
• External Clock .................................................. 57
• Using Initial Setup Send with a Sequencer ...... 57
• PC Mode .......................................................... 58
• Loading a Song into
EZ-250i’s Flash Memory .................................. 58
Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide........ 60
• Contents of CD-ROM ....................................... 60
• CD-ROM Installation Procedure....................... 60
• Minimum System Requirements ...................... 61
• For Windows Users .......................................... 61
• For Macintosh Users ........................................ 63
• Setting up OMS ................................................ 64
Function.......................................................... 66
• Using the Function parameters ........................ 66
Effects............................................................. 29
Data Backup ................................................... 68
• Harmony ...........................................................29
• Reverb ..............................................................29
• Chorus ..............................................................30
• Sustain..............................................................30
Troubleshooting............................................. 69
Selecting and Playing Styles ........................ 33
Drum Kit List .................................................. 76
• Selecting a Style ...............................................33
• Playing the Styles .............................................34
• Changing the Tempo ........................................38
• Accompaniment Sections
(Main A/B and Fill-ins) ......................................39
• Adjusting the Style Volume...............................39
• Using Auto Accompaniment —
Multi Fingering ..................................................40
• Dictionary..........................................................42
Voice List ........................................................ 70
Style List ......................................................... 75
MIDI Implementation Chart ........................... 78
Effect map....................................................... 80
Specifications................................................. 81
Index................................................................ 82
Selecting and Playing Songs........................ 45
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• Selecting a Song...............................................45
• Playing the Songs.............................................46
• A-B Repeat .......................................................47
• Melody Voice Change.......................................48
• Adjusting the Song Volume ..............................48
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Panel Controls and Terminals
■ Front Panel
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!3 !4 !5 !6 !7
!8
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!2
!1
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!9 @0 @1
@2 @3 @4
q [MASTER VOLUME] dial
This determines the overall volume of the EZ-250i.
!0 [Dict.] button
This calls up the Dictionary function (See page 42).
w Power switch ([STANDBY/ON])
!1 LESSON [L] (Left) and [R] (Right) buttons
These call up the Lesson exercises for the corresponding hand (left or right) for the selected song.
(See page 49.)
e [METRONOME] button
This turns the metronome on and off. (See page 21.)
Holding down this button calls up the Time Signet
settings.
r [PORTABLE GRAND] button
This instantly calls up the Grand Piano voice. (See
page 21.)
t [PC] button
This convenient control lets you instantly call up the
specified MIDI settings for optimum use with a connected computer. (See page 58.)
y [FUNCTION] button
This calls up the Function mode and stores the specified panel setting to the flash memory (See pages 66,
68).
u [SONG] button
This is for enabling song selection. (See page 45.)
i [STYLE] button
This is for enabling style selection. (See page 33.)
o [VOICE] button
This is for enabling voice selection. (See page 23.)
Holding down this button calls up the Melody Voice
Change function. (See page 48.)
!2 Numeric keypad, [+/ON] and [–/OFF]
buttons
These are used for selecting songs, voices, and styles.
(See pages 19.) They are also used for adjusting certain settings and answering certain display prompts.
!3 [ACMP ON/OFF] / [A-B REPEAT] button
When the Style mode is selected, this turns the auto
accompaniment on and off. (See page 34.) In the
Song mode, this calls up the A-B Repeat function.
(See page 47.)
!4 [SYNC START] / [ PAUSE] button
This turns the Sync Start function on and off. (See
page 35.) In the Song mode, it is used to temporarily
pause song playback. (See page 46.)
!5 [START/STOP] button
When the Style mode is selected, this alternately
starts and stops the style. (See page 34.) In the Song
mode, this alternately starts and stops song playback.
(See page 46.)
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!6 [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] / [ REW] button
When the Style mode is selected, this is used to control the Intro and Ending functions. (See page 34.)
When the Song mode is selected, this is used as a
“rewind” control, or move the song playback point
back toward the beginning.
!7 [MAIN/AUTO FILL] / [ FF] button
When the Style mode is selected, this is used to
change auto accompaniment sections and control the
Auto Fill function. (See page 39.) When the Song
mode is selected, this is used as a “fast forward” control, or move the song playback point toward the end.
!8 [TEMPO/TAP] button
This button is used to call up the Tempo setting, letting you set the Tempo with the numeric keypad or
[+]/[–] buttons. (See page 21.) It also allows you to
tap out the tempo and automatically start a selected
song or style at that tapped speed. (See page 35.)
!9 [DUAL] button
This turns the Dual voice on or off. (See page 25.)
@0 [SPLIT] button
This turns the Split voice on and off. (See page 26.)
@1 [HARMONY] button
This turns the Harmony effect on and off. (See page
29.)
@2 [TOUCH] button
This turns the Touch function on and off. (See page
27.) Holding down this button calls up the Touch
Sensitivity settings.
@3 [LIGHT ON/OFF] button
This turns the Light Guide on or off. (See page 28.)
@4 [DEMO] button
This is used to play the Demo songs. (See page 14.)
■ Rear Panel
@5
@6
@5 USB terminals
This is for connection to a computer. (See page 56.)
@8
@7 PHONES/OUTPUT jack
This is for connection to a set of stereo headphones or
to an external amplifier/speaker system. (See page
11.)
@8 DC IN 12V jack
This is for connection to a PA-3C or PA-3B AC
power adaptor. (See page 10.)
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@6 SUSTAIN jack
This is for connection to an optional FC4 or FC5
Footswitch for control over sustain, just like the
damper pedal on a piano. (See page 11.)
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Setting Up
This section contains information about setting up your EZ-250i for playing. Make sure to read
this section carefully before using the instrument.
Power Requirements
Although the EZ-250i will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries,
Yamaha recommends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. An AC adaptor is
more environmentally friendly than batteries and does not deplete resources.
■ Using an AC Power Adaptor • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
q Make sure that the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the EZ-250i is set to
STANDBY.
w Connect the AC adaptor (PA-3C, PA-3B, or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to the DC IN 12V jack.
e Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
w
e
• Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-3C or
PA-3B AC Power Adaptor (or
other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to
power your instrument from
the AC mains. The use of other
adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the EZ-250i.
• Unplug the AC Power Adaptor
when not using the EZ-250i, or
during electrical storms.
■ Using Batteries • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
For battery operation the EZ-250i requires six 1.5V “D” size, LR20 or equivalent
batteries. When the batteries need to be replaced, the volume may be reduced, the
sound may be distorted, and other problems may occur. When this happens, turn
the power off and replace the batteries, as described below
q Open the battery compartment cover located on the instrument’s bottom panel.
w Insert the six new batteries, being careful to follow the polarity markings in
the compartment cover.
e Replace the compartment cover, making sure that it locks firmly in place.
• Use only manganese or alkaline batteries for this instrument. Other types of batteries
(including rechargable batteries) may have sudden drops of
power when battery power
becomes low, possibly resulting in loss of data in the flash
memory and the need to initialize the flash memory.
• When the batteries run down,
replace them with a complete
set of six new batteries.
NEVER mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use different kinds of
batteries (e.g. alkaline and
manganese) at the same time.
• If the instrument is not to be in
use for a long time, remove the
batteries from it, in order to
prevent possible fluid leakage
from the battery.
• The effective life of rechargeable batteries may shorter than
that of conventional batteries.
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Setting Up
Turning On the Power
With the AC power adaptor connected or
with batteries installed, simply move the
power switch until it is set to the ON
position. When the instrument is not in
use, be sure to turn the power off.
• Even when the switch is in the “STANDBY” position,
electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the EZ-250i for a
long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor
from the wall AC outlet, and/or remove the batteries from
the instrument.
• Never attempt to turn the power off when data is being
transferred from a computer. Doing so can damage the
internal flash memory and result in loss of data.
Accessory Jacks
■ Using Headphones• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
For private practicing and playing without disturbing others, connect a set of stereo headphones to the rear panel PHONES/OUTPUT
jack. Sound from the built-in speaker system is
automatically cut off when you insert a headphone plug into this jack.
■ Connecting a Keyboard Amplifier or Stereo System • • • • • • •
Though the EZ-250i is equipped with a built-in
speaker system, you can also play it through an
external amplifier/speaker system. First, make
sure the EZ-250i and any external devices are
turned off, then connect one end of a stereo
audio cable to the LINE IN or AUX IN jack(s)
of the other device and the other end to the rear
panel PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the EZ-250i.
Stereo System
• To prevent damage to the
speakers, set the volume of the
external devices at the minimum setting before connecting them. Failure to observe
these cautions may result in
electric shock or equipment
damage. Also, be sure to set
the volumes of all devices at
their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls
while playing the instrument to
set the desired listening level.
■ Using a Footswitch • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
This feature lets you use an optional footswitch
(Yamaha FC4 or FC5) to sustain the sound of
the voices. The footswitch functions the same
way as a damper pedal on an acoustic piano —
press and hold down the footswitch as you play
the keyboard to sustain the sound.
■ Connecting to a computer (USB terminal) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
• Do not press the footswitch while
turning the power on. Doing this
changes the recognized polarity
of the footswitch, resulting in
reversed footswitch operation.
• Make sure to purchase a quality
USB cable at a musical instrument store, computer store or
electrical appliance store.
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By connecting the USB terminal of this instrument to the USB terminal of a computer, you
can transfer performance data and song files
between the instrument. (See page 56.)
• Make sure that the footswitch
plug is properly connected to the
SUSTAIN jack before turning on
the power.
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Quick
Guide
Step 1
Voices
w
zx
001
GrandPno
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q
z
Playing the Piano
Simply by pressing the [PORTABLE GRAND] button, you can automatically select the Grand Piano voice.
z Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button.
Playing along with the Metronome
z Press the [METRONOME] button.
001
GrandPno
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x Play the keyboard.
x Stop the Metronome.
Want to find out more? See page 21.
Want to find out more? See page 21.
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Step 1 Voices
Selecting and Playing Other Voices
The EZ-250i has a huge total of 480 dynamic and realistic instrument voices. Let’s try a few of them out now...
w Select a voice.
q Press the [VOICE] button.
001
002
GrandPno
BritePno
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e Play the keyboard.
Want to find out more? See page 23.
● Panel Voice List
No.
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
008
009
010
011
012
013
014
015
016
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
Voice Name
PIANO
Grand Piano
Bright Piano
Honky-tonk Piano
MIDI Grand Piano
CP 80
Harpsichord
E.PIANO
Galaxy EP
Funky Electric Piano
DX Modern Elec. Piano
Hyper Tines
Venus Electric Piano
Clavi
ORGAN
Jazz Organ 1
Jazz Organ 2
Click Organ
Bright Organ
Rock Organ
Purple Organ
16'+2' Organ
16'+4' Organ
Theater Organ
Church Organ
Chapel Organ
Reed Organ
ACCORDION
Traditional Accordion
Musette Accordion
Bandoneon
Harmonica
GUITAR
Classical Guitar
No.
030
031
032
033
034
035
036
037
038
039
040
041
042
043
044
045
046
047
048
049
050
051
052
053
054
055
056
057
058
059
060
Voice Name
Folk Guitar
12Strings Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Octave Guitar
Clean Guitar
60’s Clean Guitar
Muted Guitar
Overdriven Guitar
Distortion Guitar
BASS
Acoustic Bass
Finger Bass
Pick Bass
Fretless Bass
Slap Bass
Synth Bass
Hi-Q Bass
Dance Bass
STRINGS
String Ensemble
Chamber Strings
Synth Strings
Slow Strings
Tremolo Strings
Pizzicato Strings
Orchestra Hit
Violin
Cello
Contrabass
Banjo
Harp
CHOIR
Choir
Vocal Ensemble
No.
061
062
063
064
065
066
067
068
069
070
071
072
073
074
075
076
077
078
079
080
081
082
083
084
085
086
087
088
089
Voice Name
Vox Humana
Air Choir
SAXOPHONE
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Breathy Tenor
Baritone Sax
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Clarinet
TRUMPET
Trumpet
Muted Trumpet
Trombone
Trombone Section
French Horn
Tuba
BRASS
Brass Section
Big Band Brass
Mellow Horns
Synth Brass
Jump Brass
Techno Brass
FLUTE
Flute
Piccolo
Pan Flute
Recorder
Ocarina
SYNTH LEAD
Square Lead
No.
090
091
092
093
094
095
096
097
098
099
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
Voice Name
Sawtooth Lead
Voice Lead
Star Dust
Brightness
Analogon
Fargo
SYNTH PAD
Fantasia
Bell Pad
Xenon Pad
Equinox
Dark Moon
PERCUSSION
Vibraphone
Marimba
Xylophone
Steel Drums
Celesta
Tubular Bells
Timpani
Music Box
DRUM KITS
Standard Kit 1
Standard Kit 2
Room Kit
Rock Kit
Electronic Kit
Analog Kit
Dance Kit
Jazz Kit
Brush Kit
Symphony Kit
SFX Kit 1
SFX Kit 2
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* This list includes only a portion of the total available voices.
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Quick
Guide
Step 2
Songs
q
xw
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001
HardDays
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xc
zx
Playing the Songs
The EZ-250i is packed with a total of 80 songs, including 10 Demo songs — which has been specially created to showcase the
rich and dynamic sounds of the instrument. There are also 70 additional songs, designed to be used with the educational Lesson
feature.
You can also play songs loaded to the instrument via USB. The songs can be stored to the song numbers 081-180.
Playing a single song
Playing the Demo song
Let’s play the Demo song now.
Naturally, you can also individually select and play back the
EZ-250i’s songs.
z Start the Demo song.
z Press the [SONG] button.
001
HardDays
001
HardDays
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You can also play back songs of other categories. Simply
select the appropriate number of the desired song during
playback.
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x Select a song.
x Stop the Demo song.
002
CantHelp
or
c Start (and stop) the song.
• The EZ-250i also has a Demo Cancel function that allows you to disable
Demo song function.
Set Demo Cancel in the Function mode (page 67).
Want to find out more? See page 45.
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Step 2 Songs
● Song List
No.
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
008
009
010
011
012
013
014
015
016
Changing the volume of the song
This lets you adjust the volume balance between the
song and your keyboard performance.
q Press the [FUNCTION] button, until SongVol
is indicated in the display.
100
SongVol
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w Use the [+]/[–] buttons to adjust the song
volume.
You can also use the numeric keypad to directly
enter the value.
120
SongVol
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
030
031
032
033
034
035
036
037
038
039
040
041
Want to find out more? See page 48.
042
043
044
No.
Song Name (Comporser)
DUET
046 Row Row Row Your Boat
(Traditional)
047 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
(Traditional)
048 Ten Little Indians
(Septimus Winner)
049 O Du Lieber Augustin (Traditional)
050 London Bridge (Traditional)
CHORD LESSON
051 Bill Bailey (Won’t You Please
Come Home) (H. Cannon)
052 Down By The Riverside
(Traditional)
053 Camptown Races (S.C. Foster)
054 Little Brown Jug (Joseph Winner)
055 Loch Lomond (Traditional)
056 Oh! Susanna (S.C. Foster)
057 Greensleeves (Traditional)
058 Aura Lee (G. Poulton)
059 Silent Night (F. Gruber)
060 The Danube Waves (I. Ivanovici)
061 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
(Traditional)
062 Close Your Hands, Open Your
Hands (J.J. Rousseau)
063 The Cuckoo (Traditional)
064 O Du Lieber Augustin (Traditional)
065 London Bridge (Traditional)
066 American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
067 Beautiful Dreamer (S.C. Foster)
068 Battle Hymn Of The Republic
(Traditional)
069 Home Sweet Home (H. Bishop)
070 Valse Des Fleurs (From “The Nutcracker”) (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
071 Aloha Oe (Traditional)
072 I’ve Been Working On The Railroad (Traditional)
073 My Darling Clementine
(Traditional)
074 Auld Lang Syne (Traditional)
075 Grandfather’s Clock (H.C. Work)
076 Amazing Grace (Traditional)
077 My Bonnie (H.J Fulmer)
078 Yankee Doodle (Traditional)
079 Joy To The World (G.F. Händel)
080 Ave Maria (F.Schubert)
081– FLASH MEMORY
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Song Name (Comporser)
FAVORITES
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Linus And Lucy
Just The Way You Are
Against All Odds
Englishman In New York
Hey Jude
The Look Of Love
Stella By Starlight
Edelweiss
PIANIST
Arabesque (J.F.Burgmüller)
Innocence (J.F.Burgmüller)
Etude op.10-3 “Chanson De
L’adieu” (F.Chopin)
Menuett (L. Boccherini)
Nocturne op.9-2 (F. Chopin)
Moments Musicaux op.94-3
(F. Schubert)
The Entertainer (S. Joplin)
Prelude (Wohltemperierte Klavier
1-1) (J.S. Bach)
La Viollette (Streabbog)
Für Elise (L.v. Beethoven)
PRACTICE
America The Beautiful (S.A. Ward)
Londonderry Air (Traditional)
Ring De Banjo (S.C. Foster)
Wenn Ich Ein Vöglein Wär ?
(Traditional)
Die Lorelei (F. Silcher)
Funiculi-Funicula (L. Denza)
Turkey In The Straw (Traditional)
Old Folks At Home (S.C. Foster)
Jingle Bells (J.S. Pierpont)
Muss I Denn (F. Silcher)
Liebesträume Nr.3 (F. Liszt)
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
(J.S. Bach)
Symphonie Nr.9 (L.v. Beethoven)
Song Of The Pearl Fisher
(G. Bizet)
Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)
String Quartet No.17 2nd mov.
“Serenade” (F.J. Haydn)
Menuett (J.S. Bach)
Canon (J. Pachelbel)
From “The Magic Flute”
(W.A Mozart)
Piano Sonate op.27-2 “Mondschein” (L.v. Beethoven)
“The Surprise” Symphony
(F.J. Haydn)
To A Wild Rose (E.A. MacDowell)
Air de Toréador “Carmen”
(G. Bizet)
O Mio Babbino Caro (From “Gianni Schicchi”) (G. Puccini)
Frühlingslied (F. Mendelssohn)
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Quick
Guide
Step 3
Style
x
zb
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001
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z
n
Using the Style
The powerful yet easy-to-use Style features give you professional instrumental backing for your performances. Simply
play chords with your left hand — and the EZ-250i automatically produces appropriate bass, chord and rhythm backing.
Use your right hand to play melodies, and you’ll sound like
an entire band!
Accompaniment
area
Left hand
+
Auto accompaniment
(for example,
bass + guitar + drums)
Right hand
Melody
(for example,
piano)
• For more infomation on playing proper chords for the auto accompaniment,
see “Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering” on page 40 and “Dictionary” on page 42.
z Press the [STYLE] button.
001
8BtModrn
x Select a style.
002
60sGtPop
001
c Turn the auto accompaniment on.
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Step 3 Style
Looking up Chords in the Dictionary
The convenient Dictionary function teaches you how to play chords by showing you the individual notes. In the example
below, we’ll learn how to play a GM7 chord...
Keys for entering
the chord
(C1 — B2)
Keys for entering
the chord type
(C3 — B4)
Keys for entering
the chord root
(C5 — B5)
Learning how to play a specific chord
Example:
G M7
Root note Chord type
c Specify the chord type of the chord (in this case,
M7).
v Play the notes of the chord according to the Light
Guide. The “Congratulation” melody plays when
the chord is played properly
Chord area
z Press the [Dict.] button.
Dict.
x Specify the root note of the chord (in this case,
G).
The keys light to show you how to play the chord. You
can also play chord inversions, as described in the note
on page 40 (Fingered Chords).
b To leave the Dictionary function, press the [Dict.]
button again.
Want to find out more? See page 42.
v Turn the Sync Start function on.
n Select a section.
The auto accompaniment has four sections: Intro,
Main A/B, and Ending.
b Play a chord with your left hand.
The style starts as soon as you play the keyboard. For
more on chords, see “Looking up Chords in the Dictionary” above.
m Stop the style.
Accompaniment
area
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Want to find out more? See page 34.
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Basic Operation and LCD Display
Adjusting the Volume
Name and Number indication (Song/Style /Voice)
Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] dial.
Currently selected name and number (Song, Style or Voice) appear
here.
For example, when song is selected:
Song number
Decreases
the overall
volume.
Increases
the overall
volume.
001
Song name
HardDays
HardDays
001
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Function settings and indications
This button lets you call up the various function settings.
............................. See page 66
............................. See page 67
....................... See page 23, 67
....................... See page 25, 67
....................... See page 26, 67
....................... See page 29, 67
............................. See page 67
Note that the function bar in the LCD indicates the
function category (Overall, Volume, etc.) when you
select each function, and the currently selected function
name and value appears in the LCD.
For example, when Transpose is selected:
Function bar
00
Value
Setting values
● Use the numeric [0]-[9] buttons or [+]/[–] buttons.
Decreases the number by one step.
Increases the number
by one step.
To continuously change the number up or down,
press and hold the appropriate [+]/[–] button.
To input a negative value, simultaneously hold
the [–] button and enter the number.
Function name
Transpos
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Basic Operation and LCD Display
Entering one of the modes (Song, Style or Voice)
● Pressing one of the buttons below calls up the appropriate mode — Song, Style or Voice, and the indicator in
the display appears the currently selected mode.
Song
Style
Voice
Select the
desired song.
Select the desired
style.
Select the desired
voice.
● The following indications appear when you press the [VOICE]
button in the Song or Style mode.
• For selecting a voice in the Song mode.
• For selecting a voice in the Style mode.
Entering numbers
● Use the [+]/[–] buttons when you want to change the number in
single steps.
Decreases the
number by one
step.
[PRESS AND HOLD FOR A WHILE] indication
Buttons having this indication can
be used to call up an alternate function when the relevant button is
pressed and held.
Hold down this button until the function calls up.
To continuously change the number up or down,
press and hold the appropriate [+]/[–] button.
● To directly enter the desired number, use numeric buttons [0]-[9].
Ex. Voice number 109: Standard Kit 1
109
Music Rest
Insert the bottom edge of the included music rest
into the slot located at the top rear of the EZ-250i
control panel.
Increases the
number by one
step.
Std.Kit1
Press the numeric buttons
[1], [0], [9] in order.
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• If the first digit or first two digits of the number are “0,” (ex., 074 or
005), pressing the [0] button is unnecessary. However, pressing the
[0] button is necessary if “0” is part of the number (ex., 105).
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Basic Operation and LCD Display
DUAL
NOTATION
Normally, these indicate which keys or notes are
played, or which keys to play when using the Dictionary function.
Indicates that the Dual Voice
feature is turned on.
SPLIT
Indicates that the Split feature is
turned on.
HARMONY
• Any notes occurring below or above the staff are indicated
by “8va” in the notation.
Indicates that the Harmony feature is turned on.
• In certain cases, a note may not be fully shown in the display.
TOUCH
Indicates that Touch is turned
on.
SUSTAIN
Indicates that Sustain is turned
on.
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GrandPno
003
CHORD
Indicates the chord name
when playing in the style or
song (only chord type
song) mode.
MEASURE number
Indicates the current measure
number of the song or style.
003
Accompaniment On (ACMP ON)
Indicates when accompaniment is on.
Fingering guide
During the Lesson, this
guide suggests a fingering
for playing the song.
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Portable Grand
This convenient function lets you instantly call up the Grand Piano voice.
Playing the Portable Grand
Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button.
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GrandPno
001
Doing this automatically selects the special “Stereo Sampled Piano” Grand
Piano voice.
Using the Metronome
1
Call up the Tempo setting.
Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.
Current Tempo value
128
TEMPO
001
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value, or use the [+]/[–]
buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Restoring the Default Tempo
Value
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Each song and style has been
given a default or standard Tempo
setting. If you’ve changed the
Tempo, you can instantly restore
the default setting by pressing both
[+]/[–] buttons simultaneously
(when Tempo is selected).
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Portable Grand
3
Turn on the Metronome.
Press the [METRONOME] button.
The metronome is indicated as follows (for a time signature of 4/4):
1
1
4
Indicates the metronome
in the measure.
2
3
To turn the Metronome off, press the [METRONOME] button again.
Setting the Metronome Time Signature
The time signature of the Metronome can be set to various quarter-note based meters.
Press and hold the [METRONOME] button (until
“TimeSig” appears in the display), then press the button on the numeric keypad or [+]/[–]buttons that corresponds to the desired time signature (see chart right).
The Time Signature also can be set in the Function
mode (page 67).
• The time signature changes automatically when a style or song is
selected.
Numeric
keypad
0
01
02
03
04
:
15
Time signature
Plays no “1” beats (all low clicks)
1/4 — Plays only “1” beats (all high clicks)
2/4
3/4
4/4
:
15/4
04
TimeSig
Indicates current beat number.
Adjusting the Metronome Volume
You can adjust the volume of the Metronome sound in the Function mode (page 67). The volume range is 000 127.
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Playing Voices
The EZ-250i features a total of 480 authentic voices — all of which have been created with
Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation system. These
include 360 XG Lite voices and drum kits.
The EZ-250i also has a Dual Voice or Split Voice function that lets you combine two different
voices in a layer, or play from separate areas of the keyboard, play the two together across the
keyboard.
Playing a Voice
1
Press the [VOICE] button.
Voice number and name
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2
Select the desired voice number.
The categories of each voice and their numbers are shown on the panel. A
complete voice list of the available voices is given on page 70.
3
• Selecting the #000 OTS voice
calls up a convenient feature —
automatically selecting an appropriate voice to best match the
current style or song.
Play the selected voice.
Since either the Style or Song mode is active in the background, you can also
play styles or songs, respectively, in the Voice mode by simply pressing the
[START/STOP] button. The last selected style, or song will be played.
The following parameteres can be set in the Function mode (page 67).
SELECT
Volume
Octave
Reverb Send Level
Chorus Send Level
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CATEGORY
Main Voice
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• For more details, see page 76.
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113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
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LCD
Std.Kit1
Std.Kit2
Room Kit
Rock Kit
Elct.Kit
AnlogKit
DanceKit
Jazz Kit
BrushKit
SymphKit
SFX Kit1
SFX Kit2
● For example, when 109 “Standard Kit 1” is selected:
C3
Playing Voices
#000 OTS
This special “voice” is actually a convenient feature which automatically selects a
suitable voice for you when you select a style or a song. The voice is selected to
best match the style or song you’ve called up.
Select voice #000 (OTS).
#000 OTS is selected.
000
Alto Sax
Dual Voice
The Dual Voice function lets you combine two different voices in a layer — one
the Main voice, which is selected normally, and the other the Dual voice, which is
selected in the Function mode (page 67). You can also set various parameters
independently for these voices, such as giving them separate volume, octave,
Reverb, and Chorus settings. This lets you create an optimum mix for the voices,
and enhance the way they blend together.
The following parameters can be set in the Function mode (page 67).
CATEGORY
Dual Voice
SELECT
Voice
Volume
Octave
Reverb Send Level
Chorus Send Level
To turn the Dual Voice on or off, press the [DUAL] button.
Indicates Dual
Voice is on.
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Playing Voices
Split Voice
The Split Voice function lets you assign two different Voices to opposite areas of
the keyboard, and play one Voice with your left hand while your right plays
another.
For example, you could play bass with the left hand and play piano with the right.
The right-hand (or upper) Voice is selected in the Main Voice mode (page 23), and
the left-hand (or lower) Voice is selected in the Function mode (page 67), along
with the other Split Voice parameters shown below.
The following parameters can be set in the Function mode (page 67).
CATEGORY
Split Voice
SELECT
Voice
Volume
Octave
Reverb Send Level
Chorus Send Level
To turn the Split Voice on or off, press the [SPLIT] button.
Indicates Split
Voice is on.
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Setting the Split Point
The Split Point determines the highest key for the split voice and sets the split
point.
Split Point
Split Voice
• This setting also affects the split
point for the accompaniment
area.
Main Voice
Split Point can be set in the Function mode (page 66).
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Playing Voices
Touch and Touch Sensitivity
The EZ-250i features a Touch Response function that gives you dynamic, expressive control over the volume of the voices. The Touch Sensitivity parameter lets
you set the degree of Touch Response.
1
Turn the Touch function on or off as desired by pressing
the [TOUCH] button.
Indicates Touch
function is on.
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Changing the Touch Sensitivity Value.
Press and hold down the [TOUCH] button, then press the appropriate numbered button on the numeric keypad: 1, 2, 3, or [+]/[–].
1
Soft
Sensitivity can also be set in the Function mode (page 66).
● Settings:
1 (Soft)
2 (Medium)
3 (Hard)
This results in limited touch response, and produces a relatively narrow
dynamic range, no matter how lightly or strongly you play the keys.
This lets you play over a normal dynamic range (soft to loud).
This is designed for playing very soft passages, giving you slightly more
detailed control in the soft volume range.
When Touch is turned off, a constant volume (corresponding to a velocity value of
80) is produced.
Restoring the Default Touch
Sensitivity Value
25
The default Touch Sensitivity is 2
(Medium). To restore the default
value, press both [+]/[–] buttons
simultaneously (when Touch Sensitivity is selected).
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Transpose and Tuning
You can also adjust the tuning and change the transposition (key) of the entire EZ250i sound with the Transpose and Tuning functions.
■ Transpose • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Transpose determines the key of both the main voice and the bass/chord accompaniment. It also determines the pitch of the songs. This allows you to easily match
the pitch of the EZ-250i to other instruments or singers, or play in a different key
without changing your fingering. The Transpose settings can be adjusted over a
range of ± 12 semitones (± 1 octave).
• The Transpose function has no
effect on the Drum Kits voices
(#109 - #120).
Transpose can be set in the Function mode (page 66).
■ Tuning • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Tuning determines the fine pitch setting of both the main voice and the bass/chord
accompaniment. It also determines the pitch of the songs. This allows you to
accurately match the tuning with that of other instruments. The Tuning settings
can be adjusted over a range of ± 100 (approx. ± 1 semitone).
• The Tuning settings have no
effect on the Drum Kit voices
(#109 - #120).
Tuning can be set in the Function mode (page 66).
Light Guide On and Off
You can switch the Light Guide on or off.
The Light Guide can be used as a keyboard guide during song playback, while
you are using the Lesson or the Dictionary function.
Turn the Light Guide ON or OFF.
Press the [LIGHT ON/OFF] button.
on
LIGHT
• Playing while looking at the
lights for a long period of time
may cause eyestrain or stiffness in your neck and shoulders. For your health and
comfort, we recommend that
you take a ten-minute break
after every hour of playing.
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Effects
The EZ-250i is equipped with a wide variety of effects that can be used to enhance the sound
of the voices. The EZ-250i has three separate effect systems — Harmony, Reverb and Chorus
— and each has many different effect types to choose from.
Harmony
The Harmony section features a variety of performance effects that enhance the
melodies you play when using the accompaniment styles of the EZ-250i. A total
of twenty-six Harmony types are available. (See page 31.)
Tremolo, Trill and Echo effects can be used even if accompaniment is off.
There are five different Harmony Types that automatically create harmony parts
(for notes played in the upper area of the keyboard) to match the accompaniment
chords.
• For the first five Harmony Types
(Duet, Trio, Block, Country, and
Octave), chords must be played
in the Accompaniment area of
the keyboard.
The Harmony voice(s) change in
pitch to best match the chords
you play.
• The speed of the Trill, Tremolo,
and Echo effects depends on the
Tempo setting (page 31).
Turn on/off the Harmony effect.
Press the [HARMONY] button.
Indicates Harmony
effect is on.
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own independent Harmony setting.
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Harmony type and Harmony Volume (when Harmony Type 1 - 5 is selected) can
be set in the Function mode (page 67).
Reverb
The Reverb effect reproduces the natural ambient “wash” of sound that occurs
when a instrument is played in a room or concert hall. A total of nine different
Reverb types simulating various different performance environments are available. (See page 32.)
The following parameters can be set in the Function mode (pages 67).
• Each style of the EZ-250i has its
own independent Reverb setting.
SELECT
Reverb Type
Reverb Send Level
Reverb Send Level
Reverb Send Level
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CATEGORY
Effect
Main Voice
Dual Voice
Split Voice
• Nine additional Reverb Types are
available when controlling the
EZ-250i from a MIDI device. (For
details, See page 80.)
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Effects
Chorus
The Chorus effect lets you enhance the sound of the voices with the use of pitch
modulation. Two basic types are provided: Chorus and Flanger. Chorus produces
a thicker, warmer, and more animated sound, whereas Flanger creates a swirling,
metallic effect. A total of four Chorus types are available. (See page 32.)
The following parameters can be set in the Function mode (pages 67).
CATEGORY
Effect
Main Voice
Dual Voice
Split Voice
SELECT
Chorus Type
Chorus Send Level
Chorus Send Level
Chorus Send Level
Sustain
The Sustain effect automatically adds a slow, natural decay to the voice sound
when the keys are released.
Sustain on/off can be set in the Function mode (page 66).
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Effects
■ Effect Types
● Harmony Types
Harmony Type
Display Name
Description
1
Duet
Duet
2
Trio
Trio
3
Block
Block
Harmony types 1 - 5 are pitch-based and add one-, two- or threenote harmonies to the single-note melody played in the right hand.
These types only sound when chords are played in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.
4
Country
Country
5
Octave
Octave
6
Trill 1/4 note
Tril1/4
7
Trill 1/6 note
Tril1/6
8
Trill 1/8 note
Tril1/8
9
Trill 1/12 note
Tril1/12
10
Trill 1/16 note
Tril1/16
11
Trill 1/24 note
Tril1/24
12
Trill 1/32 note
Tril1/32
13
Tremolo 1/4 note
Trem1/4
14
Tremolo 1/6 note
Trem1/6
15
Tremolo 1/8 note
Trem1/8
16
Tremolo 1/12 note
Trem1/12
17
Tremolo 1/16 note
Trem1/16
18
Tremolo 1/24 note
Trem1/24
19
Tremolo 1/32 note
Trem1/32
20
Echo 1/4 note
Echo1/4
21
Echo 1/6 note
Echo1/6
22
Echo 1/8 note
Echo1/8
23
Echo 1/12 note
Echo1/12
24
Echo 1/16 note
Echo1/16
25
Echo 1/24 note
Echo1/24
26
Echo 1/32 note
Echo1/32
3
Types 6 - 26 are rhythm-based effects and add embellishments or
delayed repeats in time with the auto accompaniment. These types
sound whether the auto accompaniment is on or not; however, the
actual speed of the effect depends on the Tempo setting (page 38).
The individual note values in each type let you synchronize the effect precisely to the rhythm. Triplet settings are also available: 1/6
= quarter-note triplets, 1/12 = eighth-note triplets, 1/24 = sixteenthnote triplets.
3
• The Trill effect Types (6 - 12) create two-note trills (alternating
notes) when two notes are held.
3
• The Tremolo effect Types (13 - 19) repeat all held notes (up to
four).
• The Echo effect Types (20 - 26) create delayed repeats of each
note played.
3
3
3
3
3
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Effects
● Reverb Types
No.
Reverb Type
Display Name
Description
1
Hall 1
Hall1
Concert hall reverb.
2
Hall 2
Hall2
3
Hall 3
Hall3
4
Room 1
Room1
5
Room 2
Room2
6
Stage 1
Stage1
7
Stage 2
Stage2
8
Plate 1
Plate1
9
Plate 2
Plate2
10
Off
Off
Small room reverb.
Reverb for solo instruments.
Simulated steel plate reverb.
No effect.
● Chorus Types
No.
Display Name
Description
Chorus 1
Chorus1
Conventional chorus program with rich, warm chorusing.
2
Chorus 2
Chorus2
3
Flanger 1
Flanger1
4
Flanger 2
Flanger2
5
Off
Off
Pronounced three-phase modulation with a slight metallic sound.
No effect.
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Selecting and Playing Styles
The EZ-250i provides dynamic rhythm/accompaniment patterns (styles) — as well as voice settings appropriate for each style — for various popular musical categories.
A total of 100 different styles are available, in several different categories. Each style is made up of separate
“sections” — Intro, Main A and B, and Ending — letting you call up different accompaniment sections as you
perform.
The auto accompaniment features that are built into the rhythms add the excitement of instrumental backing to
your performance, letting you control the accompaniment by the chords you play. Auto accompaniment effectively splits the keyboard into two areas: The upper is used for playing a melody line, and the lower (set by
default to keys F#2 and lower) is for the auto accompaniment function.
The EZ-250i also features the convenient Dictionary function (page 42). Dictionary provides you with a built-in
“chord encyclopedia” that teaches you how to play any chord you specify by showing you the appropriate notes
in the display.
Selecting a Style
1
Press the [STYLE] button.
Style number and name
001
8BtModrn
001
2
Select the desired style number.
31
The categories of each styles and their numbers are shown
on the panel. A complete style list of the available styles is
given on page 75.
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■ Use the numeric keypad.
Style numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (page 19).
You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the style number, or use the
[+]/[–] buttons to step up and down through the styles.
• Rhythm sounds and fill-in sections are not available when one
of the Pianist styles (#093 - #100)
are selected.
Playing the Styles
The panel buttons below function as style controls.
Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels
the Sync Start function.
(See page 35.)
Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels
the bass and chord accompaniment. (See below.)
1
Pressing this button alternately starts and stops
style playback.
Pressing this button switches
between the Main A and Main B
sections, automatically adding a
fill-in pattern before changing the
section. (See page 39.)
This controls the Intro, Ending
and Ritardand sections.
(See pages 36, 37.)
Turn on the auto accompaniment.
Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn on (enable) the auto accompaniment.
001
8BtModrn
001
Indicates that auto
accompaniment is on.
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Start the style.
You can do this in one of the following ways:
■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button
The rhythm starts playing immediately without bass and chord accompaniment. The currently selected Main A or B section will play.
You can select the Main A or B section by pressing the appropriate button —
[MAIN A/B] — before pressing the [START/STOP] button. (The display
shows the letter of the selected section: “MAIN A” or “MAIN B.”)
Indicates selected section (Main A or B).
MAIN A
■ Using Tap Tempo to Start
This useful feature lets you tap out the speed (tempo) of the style and automatically start the style at that tapped speed.
Simply tap the [TEMPO/TAP] button four times (or three times for a 3/4
time style), and the style starts automatically at the tempo you tapped. You
can also change the tempo while the style is playing by tapping the
[TEMPO/TAP] button twice at the desired tempo.
■ Using Sync Start
The EZ-250i also has a Sync Start function that allows you to start the style
by simply pressing a key on the keyboard. To use Sync Start, first press the
[SYNC START] button (the beat mark flashes to indicate Sync Start standby), then press any key on the keyboard. (When auto accompaniment is on,
play a key or chord in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.)
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Starting with an Intro section
Each style has its own two- or four-measure Intro section. When used with the auto accompaniment, many of the
Intro sections also include special chord changes and embellishments to enhance your performance.
To start with an Intro section:
1) Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button — to select which section (A or B) is to follow the Intro.
Indicates selected section (Main A or B).
MAIN A
2) Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.
Indicates Intro standby.
INTRO≥A
To actually start the Intro section, press the [START/STOP] button.
Using Sync Start with an Intro section
You can also use the Sync Start function with the special Intro section of the selected style.
To use Sync Start with an Intro section:
1) Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button — to select which section (A or B) is to follow the Intro.
Indicates selected section (Main A or B).
MAIN A
2) Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.
Indicates Intro standby.
INTRO≥A
3) Press the [SYNC START] button to enable Sync Start, and start the Intro section and accompaniment by playing any key on the keyboard. (When auto accompaniment is on, play a key or chord in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.)
Auto accompaniment
area
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3
Change chords using the auto accompaniment feature.
Try playing a few successive chords with your left hand, and notice how the
bass and chord accompaniment change with each chord you play. (Refer to
page 40 for more information on how to use auto accompaniment.)
• The [ACMP ON/OFF] button can
also be used to turn off and on
the bass/chord accompaniment
while playing — allowing you to
create dynamic rhythmic breaks
in your performance.
• Chords played in the auto
accompaniment area of the keyboard are also detected and
played when the style is stopped.
In effect, this gives you a “split
keyboard,” with bass and chords
in the left hand and the normally
selected voice in the right.
4
Stop the style.
You can do this in one of three ways:
■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button
The style stops playing immediately.
■ Using an Ending section
Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. The style stops after the Ending
section is finished.
ENDING
■ Pressing the [SYNC START] button
This immediately stops the style and automatically enables Sync Start, letting you restart the style by simply playing a chord or key in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.
END/rit.
35
To have the Ending section gradually slow down (ritardando)
as it is playing, press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button twice
quickly.
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Changing the Tempo
The tempo of style playback can be adjusted over a range of 32 - 280 bpm (beats
per minute).
1
Call up the Tempo setting.
Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.
Current Tempo value
128
• When style playback is stopped
and a different style is selected,
the tempo returns to the default
setting of the new style. When
switching styles during playback, the last tempo setting is
maintained. (This allows you to
keep the same tempo, even
when changing styles.)
TEMPO
001
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value, or use the [+]/[–]
buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Restoring the Default Tempo
Value
Each song and style has been
given a default or standard Tempo
setting. If you’ve changed the
Tempo, you can instantly restore
the default setting by pressing both
[+]/[–] buttons simultaneously
(when Tempo is selected).
• You can also use the convenient
Tap Tempo function to change
the tempo by “tapping” a new
one in real time. (See page 35.)
About the Beat Display
This section of the display provides a convenient, easyto-understand indication of the rhythm — for song and
style playback. The flashing “metronome” icons indicate both the downbeats and upbeats of a measure as follows:
Indicates the first beat of the measure
(downbeat)
Indicates an upbeat
Indicates a downbeat
(other than the first beat)
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Accompaniment Sections (Main A/B and Fill-ins)
While the style is playing, you can add variation in the rhythm/accompaniment by
pressing the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. This switches between the Main A and
Main B sections, automatically playing a fill-in pattern to smoothly lead into the
next section. For example, if the Main A section is currently playing, pressing this
button automatically plays a fill-in pattern, followed by the Main B section. (See
illustration below.)
You can also select either the Main A or B section to start by pressing the [MAIN/
AUTO FILL] button before starting the style.
This appears while the fill-in
pattern is playing.
FIll A≥B
About the Fill-in Patterns
If you press the
[MAIN/AUTO FILL]
button before beat
4...
...a fill-in pattern
plays immediately
until the end of the
measure...
1st measure
beat 1
2
3
4
If you press the
[MAIN/AUTO FILL]
button here, after
beat 4...
...and the Main A
or B section
begins here.
2nd measure
1
2
3
4
...a fill-in pattern
plays from here...
3rd measure
1
2
3
...and the Main
A or B section
begins here.
Adjusting the Style Volume
• Style Volume cannot be changed
unless the Style mode is active.
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The playback volume of the style can be adjusted in the Function mode (page 67).
This volume control affects only the Style volume. The volume range is 000 127.
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Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering
When it is set to on (page 34), the auto accompaniment function automatically
generates bass and chord accompaniment for you to play along with, by using
Multi Fingering operation. You can change the chords of the accompaniment by
playing keys in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard using either the
“Single Finger” or “Fingered” method. With Single Finger you can simply play a
one-, two- or three-finger chord indication (see Single Finger Chords below). The
Fingered technique is that of conventionally playing all the notes of the chord.
Whichever method you use, the EZ-250i “understands” what chord you indicate
and then automatically generates the accompaniment.
■ Single Finger Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Chords that can be produced in Single Finger operation are major, minor, seventh
and minor seventh. The illustration shows how to produce the four chord types.
(The key of C is used here as an example; other keys follow the same rules. For
example, Bb7 is played as Bb and A.)
C
Cm
To play a major chord:
Press the root note of
the chord.
C7
To play a minor chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
black key to the left of it.
Cm 7
To play a seventh chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
white key to the left of it.
To play a minor seventh
chord: Press the root note
together with the nearest
white and black keys to
the left of it (three keys
altogether).
■ Fingered Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Using the key of C as an example, the chart below shows the types of chords that
can be recognized in the Fingered mode.
● Example for “C” chords
CmM 7
CmM 7 (9)
(
)
(
(
C (b5)
CM7 b5
Cm 7 (9)
Cm 7 (11)
)
CM 7 aug
CM7 (#11)
(
Caug
)
Csus 4
CM 7 (9)
CM 7
)
C6
)
C (9)
(
C 6 (9)
C
Cm (9)
Cm 6
Cm 7
Cm 7 b5
CmM 7 b5
Cdim
Cdim 7
C7
C 7 (13)
C 7 (#9)
C 7 b5
C 7 aug
C 7 sus4
)
)
)
)
(
(
(
(
)
)
C 7 (b13)
(
(
)
(
(
)
(
C 7 (b9)
)
)
(
)
(
C 7 (#11)
C 7 (9)
(
(
)
)
(
)
Cm
C 1+2+5
* Notes enclosed in parentheses are optional; the chords will be recognized without them.
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Chord Name/[Abbreviation]
Normal Voicing
Chord (C) Display
Major [M]
1-3-5
C
C
Add ninth [(9)]
1-2-3-5
C(9)
C(9)
Sixth [6]
1 - (3) - 5 - 6
C6
C6
Sixth ninth [6(9)]
1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 6
C6(9)
C6(9)
Major seventh [M7]
1 - 3 - (5) - 7 or
1 - (3) - 5 - 7
CM7
CM7
Major seventh ninth [M7(9)]
1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 7
CM7(9)
CM7(9)
Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7(#11)]
1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - 7 or
1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - 7
CM7(#11) CM7(#11)
1 - 3 - b5
C(b5)
Flatted fifth [(b5)]
Cb5
Major seventh flatted fifth [M7b5]
1 - 3 - b5 - 7
CM7b5
CM7b5
Suspended fourth [sus4]
1-4-5
Csus4
Csus4
Augmented [aug]
1 - 3 - #5
Caug
Caug
Major seventh augmented [M7aug]
1 - (3) - #5 - 7
CM7aug
CM7aug
Minor [m]
1 - b3 - 5
Cm
Cm
Minor add ninth [m(9)]
1 - 2 - b3 - 5
Cm(9)
Cm(9)
Minor sixth [m6]
1 - b3 - 5 - 6
Cm6
Cm6
Minor seventh [m7]
1 - b3 - (5) - b7
Cm7
Cm7
Minor seventh ninth [m7(9)]
1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - b7
Cm7(9)
Cm7(9)
Minor seventh add eleventh [m7(11)]
1 - (2) - b3 - 4 - 5 - (b7)
Cm7(11)
Cm7(11)
Minor major seventh [mM7]
1 - b3 - (5) - 7
CmM7
CmM7
Minor major seventh ninth [mM7(9)]
1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - 7
CmM7(9)
CmM7(9)
Minor seventh flatted fifth [m7b5]
1 - b3 - b5 - b7
Cm7b5
Cm7b5
Minor major seventh flatted fifth [mM7b5]
1 - b3 - b5 - 7
CmM7b5
CmM7b5
Diminished [dim]
1 - b3 - b5
Cdim
Cdim
Diminished seventh [dim7]
1 - b3 - b5 - 6
Cdim7
Cdim7
Seventh [7]
1 - 3 - (5) - b7 or
1 - (3) - 5 - b7
C7
C7
Seventh flatted ninth [7(b9)]
1 - b2 - 3 - (5) - b7
C7(b9)
C7(b9)
Seventh add flatted thirteenth [7(b13)]
1 - 3 - 5 - b6 - b7
C7(b13)
C7(b13)
Seventh ninth [7(9)]
1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - b7
C7(9)
C7(9)
Seventh add sharp eleventh [7(#11)]
1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - b7 or
1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - b7
C7(#11)
C7(#11)
Seventh add thirteenth [7(13)]
1 - 3 - (5) - 6 - b7
C7(13)
C7(13)
1 - #2 - 3 - (5) - b7
C7(#9)
C7(#9)
1 - 3 - b5 - b7
C7b5
C7b5
Seventh augmented [7aug]
1 - 3 - #5 - b7
C7aug
C7aug
Seventh suspended fourth [7sus4]
1 - 4 - (5) - b7
C7sus4
C7sus4
One plus two plus five [1+2+5]
1-2-5
C1+2+5
C
• Playing two same root keys in the
adjacent octaves produces
accompaniment based only on
the root.
• A perfect fifth (1 + 5) produces
accompaniment based only on
the root and fifth which can be
used with both major and minor
chords.
• The chord fingerings listed are all
in “root” position, but other inversions can be used — with the following exceptions:
m7, m7b5, 6, m6, sus4, aug,
dim7, 7b5, 6(9), 1+2+5.
• Inversion of the 7sus4 and
m7(11) chords are not recognized if the notes shown in
parentheses are omitted.
• The auto accompaniment will
sometimes not change when
related chords are played in
sequence (e.g. some minor
chords followed by the minor seventh).
• Two-note fingerings will produce
a chord based on the previously
played chord.
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Seventh sharp ninth [7(#9)]
Seventh flatted fifth [7b5]
• Notes in parentheses can be
omitted.
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Dictionary
The Dictionary function is essentially a built-in “chord book” that shows you the
individual notes of chords. It is ideal when you know the name of a certain chord
and want to quickly learn how to play it.
1
Press the [Dict.] button.
• Make sure to turn on the Light
Guide function when using the
Dictionary function.
Dict.
2
Specify the root of the chord.
Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord root (as
printed on the panel).
Dict.
001
Pressing this key selects
the root G.
3
Specify the type of the chord (major, minor, seventh, etc.).
Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord type (as
printed on the panel).
• For a few specific chords, not all
notes may be shown in the notation section of the display. This is
due to space limitations in the
display.
• You can also show the inversion
of chord when using [+]/[–] button.
Pressing this key selects the major
seventh chord type (M7).
Dict.
001
Notation of chord
Chord name (root and type)
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4
Play the chord.
Play the chord by pressing the keys that light in the ACMP area of the keyboard. The chord name flashes in the display when the correct notes are held
down. (Inversions for many of the chords are also recognized.)
Dict.
001
Flashes when correct notes are held.
To leave the Dictionary function, press the [Dict.] button again.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is a Chord? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The simple answer: Three or more notes played simultaneously is a chord. (Two notes played
together is an “interval” — an interval being the distance between two different notes. This is also
referred to as a “harmony.”) Depending on the intervals between the three or more notes, a chord
can sound beautiful or muddy and dissonant.
The organization of notes in the example at left — a triad chord — produces a pleasant, harmonious sound. Triads are made up of three notes
and are the most basic and common chords in most music.
In this triad, the lowest note is the “root.” The root is the most important note in the chord, because
it anchors the sound harmonically by determining its “key” and forms the basis for how we hear the
other notes of the chord.
The second note of this chord is four semitones higher than the first, and the third is three semitones
higher than the second. Keeping our root note fixed and changing these notes by a semitone up or
down (sharp or flat), we can create four different chords.
Major chord
(ex. C)
Minor 3rd
Major 3rd
Minor chord
(ex. Cm)
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Augmented chord
(ex. Caug)
Diminished chord
(ex. Cdim)
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Keep in mind that we can also change the “voicing” of a chord — for example, change the order of
the notes (called “inversions”), or play the same notes in different octaves — without changing the
basic nature of the chord itself.
Inversion examples for the key of C
C
G
E
E
C
G
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E
C
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Beautiful sounding harmonies can be built in this manner. The use of intervals and chords is one of
the most important elements in music. A wide variety of emotions and feelings can be created
depending on the types of chords used and the order in which they are arranged.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Writing Chord Names • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Knowing how to read and write chord names is an easy yet invaluable skill. Chords are often written in a kind of shorthand that makes them instantly recognizable (and gives you the freedom to
play them with the voicing or inversion that you prefer). Once you understand the basic principles
of harmony and chords, it’s very simple to use this shorthand to write out the chords of a song.
First, write the root note of the chord in an uppercase letter. If you need to specify sharp or flat,
indicate that to the right of the root. The chord type should be indicated to the right as well. Examples for the key of C are shown below.
Major chord
Minor chord
Augmented chord
Diminished chord
C
Cm
Caug
Cdim
For simple major chords, the type is omitted.
One important point: Chords are made up of notes “stacked” on top of each other, and the stacked
notes are indicated in the chord name of the chord type as a number — the number being the distance of the note from the root. (See the keyboard diagram below.) For example, the minor 6th
chord includes the 6th note of the scale, the major 7th chord has the 7th note of the scale, etc.
The Intervals of the Scale
Dominant 7th (flatted 7th)
To better understand the intervals and the numbers
used to represent them in the chord name, study this
diagram of the C major scale:
C D E F G A B C D E F
Root
2nd
Other Chords
Csus4
C7
5th
4th
4th
3rd
Dominant
7th
Cm7bb5
7th
6th
5th
11th
9th
Octave
Cm7
Major chord
Dominant
7th
Cm6
C(9)
CM7
Minor chord
7th
Major chord
Cdim7
* Bbb = A
Dominant
7th
Minor
chord
6th
9th
Diminished 7th
(double flatted
7th)
Diminished
chord
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Selecting and Playing Songs
The Song mode features 80 special songs that have been created using the rich and dynamic
sounds of the EZ-250i.
The songs are generally for your listening enjoyment; however, you can also play along with them on the keyboard. The songs of the EZ-250i can also be used with the powerful Lesson feature (page 49), a convenient tool
that makes learning songs fun and easy.
You can also transfer song data from your computer to the EZ-250i for playback. For details, see page 58.
Selecting a Song
1
Press the [SONG] button.
Song number and name
001
HardDays
-03
2
Select the desired song number.
The categories of each song and their numbers are shown on the panel. A
complete list of the available songs is given on page 15.
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■ Use the numeric keypad.
Song numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (page 19).
You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the song number, or use the
[+]/[–] buttons to step up and down through the song.
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Playing the Songs
The Panel buttons below function as Song controls.
Turns on the A-B Repeat
function (page 47).
Pauses playback.
1
Starts and stops
song playback.
Reverses the playback
position.
Advances the playback
position.
Start the selected song.
Press the [START/STOP] button. As the song plays back, the measure number and playing keys are shown in the display.
2
• You can play along with the song
using the currently selected
voice, or even select a different
voice for playing along. Simply
call up the Voice mode while the
song is playing back and select
the desired voice. (See page 23.)
Stop the song.
Press the [START/STOP] button. If playback was started by pressing the
[START/STOP] button, the selected song stops automatically.
Playing the Flash Memory Song
The EZ-250i can play a song loaded into its internal flash memory. To do this, you’ll need to connect the EZ-250i to
a personal computer, and use the “Song Filer” software to transmit the song from the computer.
For more information on Flash songs and Song Filer, refer to page 58.
Select the song number 081-180 using numeric keypad in the same way as preset songs.
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A-B Repeat
The convenient A-B Repeat function is an ideal aid for practicing and learning. It
allows you to specify a phrase of a song (between point A and point B) and repeat
it — while you play or practice along with it.
1
While playing a song, set point A (the start point).
During playback, press the [A-B REPEAT] button once, at the beginning
point to be repeated.
A-
REPEAT
006
• The A and B points can only be
specified at the beginning of a
measure (beat 1), and not at any
point in the middle of a measure.
• To set the A point to the beginning of a song, press the [A-B
REPEAT] button before starting
playback.
006
2
Set point B (the end point).
As the song continues playing, press the [A-B REPEAT] button once again,
at the ending point to be repeated. The selected phrase repeats indefinitely
until stopped.
A-b
REPEAT
012
012
3
Pause or stop playback as needed.
• If you’re repeat practicing a particularly difficult section, try slowing down the Tempo to an
appropriate speed to make it easier to play and master the part.
You may also want to slow down
the Tempo while setting the A
and B points; this makes it easier
to accurately set the points.
• You can also set the A-B Repeat
function when the song is
stopped. Simply use the
[
REW] and [
FF] buttons to
select the desired measures,
pressing the [A-B REPEAT] button for each point, then start playback.
Use the [ PAUSE] button or [START/STOP] button. Stopping playback
does not cancel the set A/B points or the A-B Repeat function.
4
Turn off the A-B Repeat function.
Press the [A-B REPEAT] button.
REPEAT
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Selecting and Playing Songs
Melody Voice Change
The EZ-250i lets you play a melody on the keyboard along with each of the songs,
either with the original melody voice or one of your own selection. The convenient Melody Voice Change feature takes this one step further — it lets you
replace the original voice used for the melody of the song with the panel voice of
your own selection. For example, if the current voice selected on the panel is
piano but the song’s melody is being played by a flute voice, using Melody Voice
Change will change the flute melody voice to piano.
1
Select the desired song.
Press the [SONG] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired song. (See page 45.)
2
Select the desired voice.
Press the [VOICE] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired voice. (See page 23.)
3
• Playing a voice which is selected
by the melody voice change may
differ from the original voice,
since the voice is added as an
effect for the selected song.
Press and hold down the [VOICE] button for at least one
second.
“MELODY VOICE CHANGE” appears in the display, indicating that the
selected panel voice has replaced the song’s original melody voice.
MELODY V
012
Adjusting the Song Volume
The playback volume of the song can be adjusted in the Function mode (page 67).
This volume control affects only the Song volume. The volume range is 000 127.
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• Song Volume cannot be changed
unless the Song mode is active.
(This function becomes Style Volume when the Style mode is
active.)
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Song Lesson
The Lesson feature provides an exceptionally fun and easy-to-use way to learn how to play the
keyboard. Lesson lets you practice the left- and right-hand parts of each song independently,
step by step, until you’ve mastered them and are ready to practice with both hands together.
These practices are divided into four Lesson steps, as described below. Lessons 1 - 3 apply to
each hand; press the appropriate button, L (left) or R (right) to select the desired part for practice. Try practicing with the Lessons, following the Light Guide.
■ Lesson 1 — Timing
This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note
can be used, as long as you play in rhythm.
■ Lesson 2 — Waiting
In this lesson step, the EZ-250i waits for you to play the correct notes
before continuing playback of the song.
■ Lesson 3 — Minus One
This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted, letting you play
and master the missing part (following the Light Guide) yourself — in
rhythm and at the proper tempo.
■ Lesson 4 — Both Hands
Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3,
except that both the left- and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play
and master both hands at the same time.
Using the Lesson Feature
1
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Press the [SONG] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired song.
FurElise
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Song Lesson
2
Select the part you wish to work on (left or right) and the
Lesson step.
If you want to work on the right-hand part, press the [R] button; to work on
the left, press the [L] button. Pressing either button repeatedly cycles
through the available Lesson steps in order: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson
3 → Off → Lesson 1, etc. The selected Lesson step is indicated in the display.
L1
Timing
r1
Timing
L2
Waiting
r2
Waiting
L3
MinusOne
r3
MinusOne
020
FurElise
020
FurElise
(Song Lesson off)
(Song Lesson off)
To select Lesson 4, press both [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously.
Lr4
3
BothHand
Start the Lesson.
The Lesson and song playback start automatically (following a lead-in
count) as soon as the Lesson step is selected. When the Lesson is finished,
your performance “grade” is shown in the display. After a short pause, the
Lesson begins again automatically.
4
Press the [START/STOP] button to stop the Lesson.
The EZ-250i exits from the Lesson feature automatically when the [START/
STOP] button is pressed.
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Select the Lesson Track
This function allows you to select the track number of a loaded song from computer (only SMF format 0).
The track number of the song can be specified in the Function mode (page 67)
Lesson 1 — Timing
This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note can be
used, as long as you play in rhythm. Pick a note to play. For the left hand, use a
note in the auto accompaniment area or play the appropriate left-hand note; for
the right, play a note above F#2. Simply concentrate on playing each note in time
with the rhythmic accompaniment.
1
2
• The melody note does not sound
unless your playing is in time with
the rhythm.
• Make sure to turn on the Light
Guide function when using the
Lesson.
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Select Lesson 1.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 1 is indicated.
r1
3
Timing
Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the appropriate notes
appear in the display. In Lesson 1, simply play one note repeatedly in time
with the music.
Regarding chords and the use of the left hand, the EZ-250i actually has two
different types of songs: 1) songs with normal left-hand chords, and 2) songs
in which the left hand plays arpeggios or melodic figures in combination
with the right.
In the case of the first type, play the chords with your left hand in the auto
accompaniment area of the keyboard.
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Lesson 2 — Waiting
In this lesson step, the EZ-250i waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. This lets you practice reading the music at your
own pace. The notes to be played are shown in the display, one after another, as
you play them correctly. The Light Guide shows you which keys to play.
1
2
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Select Lesson 2.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 2 is indicated.
r2
3
• Make sure to turn on the Light
Guide function when using the
Lesson.
• Depending on the selected song,
the rhythm part may be muted for
Lesson 2.
Waiting
Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 2, play the correct notes at your own pace,
until you can master playing them in rhythm.
Lesson 3 — Minus One
This lesson step lets you practice one part of the song in rhythm at the proper
tempo. The EZ-250i plays back the song with one part muted (either the left part
or the right)— letting you play and master the missing part yourself. The notes
you are to play are shown continuously in the display and Light Guide as the song
plays back.
1
2
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Select Lesson 3.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 3 is indicated.
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Play the appropriate part with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 3, listen carefully to the un-muted part,
and play the muted part yourself.
Lesson 4 — Both Hands
Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3, except that
both the left- and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play and master both
hands at the same time. Go on to this lesson step after you’ve mastered each
hand’s part in the previous three lesson steps. Practice both hands in time with the
rhythm along with the notation and Light Guide.
1
2
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Select Lesson 4.
Press the [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously, so that Lesson 4 is indicated.
Lr4
3
BothHand
Play both the left- and right-hand parts with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 4, both parts (left and right) are muted,
letting you play the entire song by yourself.
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The Lesson feature has a built-in evaluation function that monitors your practicing
of the Lesson songs, and just like a real teacher, it indicates how well you did each
exercise. Four grades are assigned, depending on your performance: “Try Again,”
“Good,” “Very Good!,” and “Excellent!.”
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MIDI Functions
Nearly all of the electronic musical instruments made today-particularly synthesizers, sequencers
and computer music related devices-use MIDI. MIDI is a worldwide standard that allows these
devices to send and receive performance and setting data. Naturally, this instrument lets you send
your keyboard performance as MIDI data, as well as that of the styles and panel settings.
The potential MIDI holds for your live performance and music creation/production is enormous-simply by connecting this instrument to a computer and transmitting MIDI data. In this
section, you'll learn the basics of MIDI and the particular MIDI functions of this instrument.
What Is MIDI?
No doubt you have heard the terms "acoustic instrument" and "digital instrument." In the world today,
these are the two main categories of instruments. Let's consider an acoustic piano and a classical guitar
as representative acoustic instruments. They are easy to understand. With the piano, you strike a key,
and a hammer inside hits some strings and plays a note. With the guitar, you directly pluck a string and
the note sounds. But how does a digital instrument go about playing a note?
Acoustic guitar note production
Digital instrument note production
L
Sampling
Note
Tone Generator
(Electronic circuit)
Sampling
Note
R
Playing the keyboard
Pluck a string and the body
resonates the sound.
Based on playing information from the keyboard, a
sampling note stored in the tone generator is played
through the speakers.
As shown in the illustration above, in an electronic instrument the sampling note (previously
recorded note) stored in the tone generator section (electronic circuit) is played based on information received from the keyboard. So then what is the information from the keyboard that becomes
the basis for note production?
For example, let's say you play a "C" quarter note using the grand piano sound on the instrument.
Unlike an acoustic instrument that puts out a resonated note, the electronic instrument puts out
information from the keyboard such as "with what voice," "with which key," "about how strong,"
"when was it pressed," and "when was it released." Then each piece of information is changed into
a number value and sent to the tone generator. Using these numbers as a basis, the tone generator
plays the stored sampling note.
● Example of Keyboard Information
Voice number (with what voice)
Note number (with which key)
Note on (when was it pressed) and
note off (when was it released)
Velocity (about how strong)
120 (strong)
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01 (grand piano)
60 (C3)
Timing expressed numerically (quarter note)
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MIDI Functions
Your keyboard performance and all panel operations of this instrument are processed as MIDI
data. The auto accompaniment patterns (styles) are also made up of MIDI data.
MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and it allows different
musical instruments and devices to instantly communicate with each other, via digital data. The
MIDI standard is used all over the world and was designed to transmit performance data between
electronic musical instruments. (and computers).
MIDI messages can be divided into two groups: Channel messages and System messages.
GM System Level 1
“GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible
music data can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator, regardless of manufacturer. The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level
1. The EZ-250i supports GM System Level 1.
● Channel Messages
This instrument is capable of handling 16 MIDI channels simultaneously—meaning it can play up to sixteen different instruments at the same time. Channel messages transmit information such as Note ON/OFF, Program Change, for each of
the 16 channels.
Message Name
Note ON/OFF
Program Change
Control Change
EZ-250i Operation/Panel Setting
Messages which are generated when the keyboard is played. Each
message includes a specific note number which corresponds to the
key which is pressed, plus a velocity value based on how hard the
key is stuck.
Voice number (along with corresponding bank select MSB/LSB settings, if necessary).
Messages that are used to change some aspect of the sound (volume, etc.).
● System Messages
This is data that is used in common by the entire MIDI system. System messages
include messages like Exclusive Messages that transmit data unique to each
instrument manufacturer and Realtime Messages that control the MIDI device.
Message Name
Exclusive Message
Realtime Messages
EZ-250i Operation/Panel Setting
Reverb setting, etc.
Clock, Start/stop operations
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The messages transmitted/received by the EZ-250i are shown in the MIDI Implementation Chart on page 78.
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MIDI Functions
Connecting to a Personal Computer
Connecting this instrument to a computer enables a wide range of powerful and
useful musical possibilties. You can transfer MIDI data back and forth with your
computer for music recording/playback, and with the special Song Filer software
(contained in the included CD-ROM), you can copy data from your computer to
memory card.
Connect one end of a USB cable to the USB terminal on the rear panel of this
instrument to the USB terminal on your computer. You'll also need to install the
USB-MIDI driver (also in the included CD-ROM) to your computer. For details,
see the “CD-ROM Installation Guide”.
Viewing the Notation for MIDI
Channel 1
• The EZ-250i has a special function that lets you view the notes
of the MIDI data (channel 1 only)
on the display.
EZ-250i
USB Cable
Computer
(sequencer software)
MIDI LSB Receive Cancel
Determines whether the LSB data of Bank Select is received or
not. Press and hold the lowest key and turn on the power to change
the setting (LSB is ignored).
To restore MIDI LSB Receive Cancel to normal (LSB is recognized), turn on the power again normally.
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Local Control
This function lets you enable or disable keyboard control over the EZ-250i’s
voices in the Function mode (page 67). This would come in handy, for example,
when recording notes to MIDI sequencer. If you are using the sequencer to play
back the voices of the EZ-250i, you would want to set this to “off” — in order to
avoid getting “double” notes, both from the keyboard and from the sequencer.
Normally, when playing the EZ-250i by itself, this should be set to “on.”
• No sound is output from the
EZ-250i when Local ON/OFF is
set to OFF.
External Clock
This determines whether the style and song playback functions are controlled by
the PortaTone’s internal clock (off) or by MIDI clock data from an external
sequencer or computer (on).
This should be set to on when you want to have style or song playback follow the
external device (such as a rhythm machine or a sequencer). The default setting is
off.
• If External Clock is set to ON,
style or song playback will not
start unless external clock are
received.
These settings can be made in the Function mode (page 67).
Using Initial Setup Send with a Sequencer
• When the Initial Setup Send
operation is completed, the EZ250i automatically returns to the
previous panel condition.
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The most common use for the Initial Setup Send function is in recording a song
on a sequencer that is intended for playback with the EZ-250i. Essentially, this
takes a “snapshot” of the EZ-250i settings and sends that data to the sequencer.
By recording this “snapshot” at the start of the song (before any actual performance data), you can instantly restore the necessary settings on the EZ-250i in the
Function mode (page 67). Provided there is a pause in the song, you could also do
this in the middle of a song — for example, completely changing the EZ-250i settings for the next section of the song.
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PC Mode
The PC Mode lets you instantly reconfigure the MIDI control settings for use with
a computer or MIDI device.
PC mode is on
OFF
LOCAL ON/OFF
PC mode is off
ON
■ To turn the PC mode on or off:
Press the [PC] button and then press the appropriate [+]/[–] button. This switches
between the PC Mode on/off settings.
on
• No sound is output from the
EZ-250i when Local ON/OFF is
set to OFF.
• A "Can't Set" message appears in
the display when the USB terminal
is not connected to another device.
PC Mode
Loading a Song into EZ-250i’s Flash Memory
The EZ-250i’s internal flash memory enables you to save song data transmitted from a connected personal computer. You can play or practice Flash songs (saved in flash memory) in the same way as preset
songs.
To transmit song data from a personal computer to the EZ-250i, you first need to install the “Song
Filer” application to your computer.
Song data that can be saved in flash memory:
• The number of songs:
• Available memory:
• Data format:
max. 100 songs (Song #081–#180)
448 KB
SMF format 0
The total number of songs that can be loaded will depend on the data size of the songs. As an example,
about 20, 20-kilobyte songs can be loaded.
■ Installing Song Filer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
You can install the “Song Filer” application from the included CD-ROM (see
page 60).
Yamaha PK CLUB (Portable Keyboard Home Page)
http://www.yamahaPKclub.com/
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• Visit the Yamaha PK CLUB website for more information on the
latest version of Song Filer (version 2.0.0 or higher) and how to
install it.
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MIDI Functions
System requirements for Song Filer:
[Macintosh]
[Windows]
OS:
CPU:
Available Memory:
Free space in Hard Disk:
Display:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000
Pentium/100MHz or faster
8MB or more
2MB or more
800 x 600, 256 colors or more
OS:
Mac OS 7.5 through 9.2.2
( OSX and Mac Classic environments are not supported)
CPU:
Power PC or upper
Available Memory:
8MB or more
Free space in Hard Disk: 2MB or more
800 x 600, 256 colors or more
Display:
■ Song Filer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
After you install Song Filer and connect the EZ-250i to the computer, you can use
the two functions described below.
● Transmit Files
You can transmit song files from your computer to your EZ-250i’s Flash
Memory.
EZ-250i
USB Cable
Computer
● Manage Files on Flash Memory
You can delete and rename files in your EZ-250i’s Flash Memory from your
computer.
Delete
Rename
abcd.mid
abcd.mid
• Refer to page 56 for information
on connecting the EZ-250i to a
computer.
• You cannot use the Song Filer’s
“Receive Files” function with the
EZ-250i.
• For more information on using
Song Filer, refer to the PDF manual included in the Song Filer
application.
• Never attempt to turn the
power off while transmitting
song data. Doing so will not
only result in failure to save
the data, but also make the
internal flash memory unstable. It may also clear all the
data residing in the flash memory when turning the power on
and off.
• Saved data in the instrument
may be lost due to malfunction
or incorrect operation. Retain
important data to your computer or floppy disk.
efgh.mid
Selecting a right & left hand guide track
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You can select a track in the Function mode (page 67) to guide your right and left hand fingering during the Lesson
(page 51).
This function is available only when you select a flash memory song (SMF format 0).
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Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide
SPECIAL NOTICES
• The software and this Installation Guide are exclusive copyrights of
Yamaha Corporation.
• Use of the software and this guide is governed by the SOFTWARE
LICENSING AGREEMENT which the purchaser fully agrees to upon
breaking the seal of the software packaging. (Please read carefully the
AGREEMENT on pages 3 and 65 before installing the application.)
• Copying of the software or reproduction of this guide in whole or in
part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of
the manufacturer.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use
of the software and documentation and cannot be held responsible for
the results of the use of this guide and the software.
• This disc is a CD-ROM. Do not attempt to play the disc on an audio CD
player. Doing so may result in irreparable damage to your audio CD player.
• Copying of the commercially available music data is strictly prohibited
except for your personal use.
• The company names and product names in this Installation Guide are
the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• Future upgrades of application and system software and any changes in
specifications and functions will be announced separately.
• Depending on the version of your operating system, the screen shots
and messages shown in this guide may differ to those that you see on
your computer screen.
Contents of CD-ROM
The applications in this CD-ROM are provided in versions for both Windows
and Macintosh operating systems. The installation procedure and the applications themselves differ depending on the operating system that you are using.
• Never attempt to play back the included
CD-ROM on an audio CD player. Doing so
may result in damage to your hearing as
well as to your CD player/audio speakers.
For Windows
Application/Data Name
Song Filer *1 *2
USB Driver for Windows 98/Me
USB Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Folder Name
SongFiler
USBdrv_
USBdrv2k_
YMIA Introduction HTML
SampleSongs
*2 *3
Acrobat Reader
KEYBOARDMANIA
Acroread_
KMYE
Contents
Enables control/organization of the instrument’s song data on the computer.
Enables communication between the MIDI instrument and your computer via a USB connection (for the
indicated version of Windows).
Enables you to take advantage (via the Internet) of the most up to date music software and tools,
enhancing your MIDI instrument experience.
PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer. Enables you to view each PDF manual for the applications.
Enables playing the game or lesson.
For Macintosh
Application/Data Name
Song Filer *1 *2
Open Music System (OMS) *2
OMS Setup for YAMAHA *2
Folder Name
SongFiler
USB Driver
USBdrv_
OMS_
YMIA Introduction HTML
SampleSongs
Acrobat Reader *2 *3
Acroread_
Contents
Enables control/organization of the instrument’s song data on the computer.
Enables you to use several MIDI applications on the Mac OS.
Contains the OMS setup files for the Yamaha MIDI instrument.
Enables your computer to communicate with the MIDI instrument when your computer and the MIDI
instrument are connected using a USB cable.
Enables you to take advantage (via the Internet) of the most up to date music software and tools,
enhancing your MIDI instrument experience.
PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer. Enables you to view each PDF manual for the applications.
*1 Song Filer cannot be used with the instrument when the instrument is in one of the following conditions.
• Demo song mode
*2 The applications are supplied with online/PDF manuals.
*3 Unfortunately, Yamaha makes no guarantee concerning the stability of these programs nor can it offer user support for them.
CD-ROM Installation Procedure
The following steps are the same for both Windows and Macintosh.
Verify that your system meets the operating requirements of
the software (Song Filer, driver, etc.)
See the Minimum System Requirements.
Insert the CD-ROM to your computer.
Click the “cancel” dialog in initial display (Windows only).
Connect the instrument to your computer.
Refer to page 56 for details on connections.
• Depending on the computer system you are using, some types of
connections may not be possible.
Install the appropriate driver to your computer, and make the
necessary settings.
See page 61 (Windows) or page 63 (Macintosh).
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Song Filer, etc.).
Acrobat Reader/YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver:
See page 61 (Windows) or page 63 (Macintosh).
Insert the CD-ROM.
Click the “install” dialog of KEYBOARDMANIA or Song
Filer (Windows only). Refer to “Installing Song Filer” for
Macintosh on page 64
For subsequent operations, refer to the owner’s manual for each
software program (online help/PDF manual).
• In order to view PDF files, you will need to install Acrobat Reader in
your computer.
See page 61 (Windows) or page 63 (Macintosh).
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Eject the CD-ROM.
Install the software (KEYBOARDMANIA (Windows only),
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Minimum System Requirements
For Windows
Data Name
Song Filer
USB Driver for
Windows 98/Me
USB Driver for
Windows 2000/XP
KEYBOARDMANIA
OS
Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/2000/
XP Home Edition/XP Professional
Windows 98/98SE/Me
Windows 2000/XP Home Edition/
XP Professional
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Home
Edition/XP Professional
CPU
100 MHz or higher;
Intel® Pentium®/Celeron® processor family
Memory
Hard Disk
8 MB or more
2 MB or more
166 MHz or higher;
Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®
processor family
32 MB or more
266 MHz or higher;
Pentium®/Celeron®
32 MB or more
Display
Other
800 x 600, 256
colors or more
500 MB or more
—
—
—
—
—
640 x 480 High
Color (16bit)
—
Display
Other
For Macintosh
Data Name
Song Filer
USB Driver
OS
Mac OS 7.5 through OS 9.22
(The Mac OS X and Mac Classic
environments are not supported)
Mac OS 8.6 through OS 9.22
(The Mac OS X and Mac Classic
environments are not supported)
CPU
Memory
Hard Disk
800 x 600, 256
colors or more
8 MB or more
A Macintosh computer
with a PowerPC or
later CPU.
64 MB or more
(128 MB or more
is recommended)
2 MB or more
—
OMS 2.3.3 or
later (included in
the CD-ROM in
the package)
—
For Windows Users
■ Software Installation • • • • • • • • • • • •
• For details about the application software which has no installation
guide described below, refer to the online manual of each software.
Select the language you want to use and double-click on its folder.
The file “ar***.exe” file will be displayed. (“***” indicates
the selected language.)
Double-click on “ar***.exe.”
Acrobat Reader Setup Dialog box will be displayed.
Execute the installation by following the on-screen directions.
Uninstall (Removing the installed application)
You can remove the installed application software.
Windows 98/ME
Select [START] → [Settings] → [Control Panel] → [Add/
Remove Programs] → [Install/Uninstall], then select the
application to be removed and click [Add/Remove...].
Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the application.
• The button names or menus may differ depending on the computer OS.
Windows 2000/XP
Select [START] → [Control Panel] → [Add/Remove Programs],
then select the application to be removed and click [Remove].
Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the application.
After installation is complete, the Acrobat folder appears on your
PC (in Program Files, as the default).
For information on using the Acrobat Reader, refer to the Reader
Guide in the Help menu.
● USB MIDI Driver
To operate the MIDI instrument from your computer via USB,
you’ll need to install the appropriate driver software.
The USB-MIDI driver is software that transfers MIDI data back
and forth between sequence software and the MIDI instrument
via a USB cable.
Computer
MIDI instrument
Sequence
Software
USB cable
● Acrobat Reader
In order to view the electronic (PDF) manuals included with each
application, you’ll need to install Acrobat Reader.
• If an older version of Acrobat Reader is installed on your PC, you’ll
need to uninstall it before proceeding.
Double-click on the “Acroread_” folder.
Driver
• Before you install the USB MIDI driver, you can minimize the possibility of problems by putting your computer in the following state.
• Close all applications and windows that you are not using.
• Disconnect all cables from the MIDI instrument except for the
cable whose driver you are installing.
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Four different language folders will be displayed.
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Click [Next].
Installation for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Start the computer.
From the window that appears, you can select the method of
searching for the driver.
For Windows 2000/XP execute the following steps after the
computer is started.
Check the radio button next to “Search for a suitable driver for
In Windows 2000, use the “Administrator” account to log in,
then select [My Computer] → [Control Panel] → [System]
→ [Hardware] → [Driver Signing] → [File Signature Verification]. Check the radio button next to “Ignore — Install all
files, regardless of file signature,” then click “OK.”
Check “CD-ROM drive” and make sure all other items are unchecked.
In Windows XP, select [Start] → [Control Panel]. (If the control panel appears as shown below, click “Switch to Classic
View” at the upper left of the window to display all Control
Panel icons.) Next, go to [System] → [Hardware] → [Driver
Signing] → [File Signature Verification] and check the radio
button next to “Ignore — Install software, not want to check
(I),” then click “OK.” Click “OK” to close System Properties, then close the Control Panel by clicking the close box
([x]) at the top right of the display.
my device. (Recommended),” then click [Next].
From this window, you can specify the location of the driver.
Click [Next]. The system searches for the driver in the CDROM and prepares to install.
• In some cases, the system may ask you to insert a Windows CD-ROM
while it checks for the driver. If this happens, specify the “USBdrv_“
directory of the CD-ROM drive (for example, D:\USBdrv_\) in Windows
98, or the “USBdrv2k_“ directory (for example, D:\USBdrv2k_\) in Windows 2000, and continue the installation.
After confirming that “YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver” is shown
in the driver search window, click [Next]. Installation starts.
• The exact pathname or location of the driver may differ depending on the particular instrument and other variables.
When the installation is complete and a message appears to
indicate completion, click [Finish].
• On some computers, it make take about ten seconds or so for this
message to appear after installation is complete.
In Windows 2000/XP, the computer is restarted.
The driver has been properly installed.
● Installing KEYBOARDMANIA or Song Filer
Insert the included CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive and click
the “Cancel” dialog on the display.
Check that the instrument is turned off, then connect the USB
terminal of the computer to the USB terminal of the instrument with a standard USB cable. Turn on the instrument, and
the message “Add New Hardware Wizard” (Windows 98/Me/
2000) or “Found New Hardware Wizard” (Windows XP)
automatically appears.
• On some computers, it make take about ten seconds or so for this
display to appear after the instrument is turned on.
In Windows Me, check the radio button next to “Automatic
search for a better driver (Recommended)” of the Add New
Hardware Wizard, then click [Next]. The system searches for
the proper driver and installation starts automatically. Unless
you are manually installing a driver, skip directly to step below. If a proper driver is not found, select “Specify the
location of the driver (Advanced)” and specify the
“USBdrv_“ folder on the CD-ROM
In Windows XP, check the radio button next to “Install the software automatically (Recommended)” of the Found New Hardware Wizard, then click [Next]. The system searches for the
proper driver and installation starts automatically. Unless you are
manually installing a driver, skip directly to step below.
For instructions and operation details of KEYBOARDMANIA,
refer to the PDF manuals in the “manual” folder in the CD-ROM.
To view the documentation, you’ll need to:
Click [Cancel] to exit from the Install display.
Double-click [My Computer], then RIGHT-click on [CD-ROM].
Select [OPEN], then double-click [KMYE] and double-click
[manual].
For instruction and operation detail of Song Filer, refer to the
online help and PDF manual.
* For the latest version of Song Filer, go to the following website.
http://www.yamahapkclub.com./english/download/
songfiler/songfiler.htm
When using KEYBOARDMANIA, set the MIDI port to
USB according to the instructions in the manual (see the file
KM_manual.pdf, pages 7 and 8) contained in the CD-ROM.
When using Song Filer, follow the steps below to set the
MIDI port to USB.
Connect the instrument to your computer with a USB cable.
First, turn on your computer, then the instrument, and
finally, start Song Filer.
Open the “MIDI Port Setting” from the Song Filer menu
bar, and select “USB.”
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Insert the CD-ROM to your computer.
Click the “install” dialog of KEYBOARDMANIA or Song Filer.
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For Macintosh Users
■ Software Installation • • • • • • • • • • • •
● USB MIDI Driver
In order to view the electronic (PDF) manuals included with each
application, you’ll need to install Acrobat Reader.
To operate the MIDI instrument from your computer via USB,
you’ll need to install the appropriate driver software.
The USB-MIDI driver is software that transfers MIDI data back
and forth between sequence software and the MIDI instrument
via a USB cable.
● Acrobat Reader
Double-click on the “Acroread_” folder.
Four different language folders will be displayed: English,
German, French and Spanish.
Select the language you want to use and double-click on its
folder.
“Reader Installer” will be displayed.
The Installer name may differ depending on the language you
select.
Computer
MIDI instrument
Sequence
Software
USB cable
EZ-250i
OMS
Driver
Double-click on the “Reader Installer.”
Acrobat Reader Setup Dialog will be displayed.
Execute the installation by following the directions appearing
on the screen.
After installation is complete, the Acrobat folder appears on
your computer (in Hard Disk, as the default).
For information on using the Acrobat Reader, refer to the
Reader Guide in the Help menu.
First install OMS before you install the USB-MIDI driver. Also,
after installing the driver, you will need to set up OMS (see page
64).
Start the computer.
Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The
system displays the CD-ROM icon on the desktop.
Double-click the CD-ROM icon and double-click the “Install
● Open Music System (OMS)
USB Driver” icon in the “USBdrv_” folder to display the following installation screen.
OMS allows you to use several MIDI applications on the Mac OS
at the same time.
Double-click on the “OMS_” folder (English version only).
“Install OMS *****” will be displayed.
Double-click on “Install OMS *****.”
OMS Setup Dialog will be displayed.
Execute the installation by following the on-screen directions.
After the installation, select “Restart.”
• After the installation is complete, you may possibly encounter an
error message warning that the installer did not close. In this
case, go to the “File” menu and select “Quit” to close the installer.
Then reboot the computer.
After restarting the Macintosh, you will find the “Opcode”/
“OMS Applications” folder on your computer (Hard Disk, as
the default).
Copy the “OMS_***_Mac.pdf” in the CD-ROM to the “OMS
Applications” folder (drag-and-drop it to the folder).
Refer to the “OMS_***_Mac.pdf” (English version only)
how to use the application.
Copy the “OMS Setup for YAMAHA” in the CD-ROM to the
installation. If you wish to change the destination disk or
folder, use the [Switch Disk] button and the pop-up menu to
specify the desired destination.
• This box usually displays the start-up disk as the destination.
Click the [Install] button. The system displays the following
message: “This installation requires your computer to restart
after installing this software. Click Continue to automatically
quit all other running applications.” Click [Continue].
• To cancel the installation, click [Cancel].
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“OMS Applications” folder (drag-and-drop it to the folder).
In the “OMS Setup for YAMAHA” folder you will find the
OMS Setup files for the Yamaha tone generators, which can
be used as templates.
The “Install Location” box displays the destination of the
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The installation starts. If the driver has alreadybeen installed,
the following message appears. To return to step , press
[Continue]. To complete the installation, click [Quit].
Setting up OMS
The OMS studio setup file for the MIDI instrument is contained
in the included CD-ROM. This studio setup file is used for setting
up OMS.
• Before performing the following procedure, the OMS and USB
MIDI Driver should be installed (see page 63).
Use a USB cable to connect the USB terminal of the com When the installation is complete, the system displays the following message: “Installation was successful. You have
installed software which requires you to restart your computer.” Click [Restart]. The computer automatically restarts.
You can locate the installed files in the following locations:
• [System Folder] → [Control Panels] → [YAMAHA USB
MIDI Patch]
• [System Folder] → [Extensions] → [USB YAMAHA
MIDI Driver]
• [System Folder] → [OMS Folder] → [YAMAHA USB
MIDI OMS Driver]
puter (or the USB hub) to the USB terminal of the MIDI
instrument and turn the MIDI instrument’ power on.
Start the computer.
Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your
Macintosh computer.
The CD-ROM icon appears on the desktop.
Double-click on the CD-ROM icon, “OMS_”, and “OMS
Setup for YAMAHA.”
The file “****-USB” appears. (“****” indicates the product
name, etc.) Copy this to the hard disk on your computer.
Double-click on the “****-USB” file to start the OMS Setup.
After starting the OMS Setup, the Studio setup file doubleclicked in step opens.
Indicates this setup is available
■ Installing Song Filer
Double-click on the “SongFiler_” folder in the CD-ROM.
“Install Song Filer” file will be displayed.
Double-click on the “Install Song Filer” file.
The Song Filer installation dialog will be displayed. Execute
the installation by following the on-screen directions.
• Select “Custom Installation” if you want to access PDF manuals
in languages other than English.
After installing, restart the computer.
For instructions and operation details, refer to the online help and
PDF manual.
* For the latest version of Song Filer, go to the following website.
http://www.yamahapkclub.com./english/download/
songfiler/songfiler.htm
• If “
” is not indicated at the left of the setup file name, select
“Make Current” from the “File” menu and execute the save operation.
The OMS studio setup has been completed.
• After the OMS studio setup above has been completed, your computer will recognize only the MIDI instrument as a MIDI instrument. If
you use another MIDI instrument in addition to the MIDI instrument or
you add a second MIDI instrument to the existing system, you should
create an original Studio Setup file. For details, refer to the on-line
manual supplied with the OMS.
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Depending on the Macintosh and operating system version
that you are using, the included studio setup file for the
MIDI instrument still may not work even after you have
performed the above steps. (MIDI transmission and reception will not be possible even if the setup is valid.)
In this case, use the following procedure to re-create the
setup file.
Connect the MIDI instrument and Macintosh via USB
SOFTWARE LICENSING
AGREEMENT
The following is a legal agreement between you, the end user,
and Yamaha Corporation (“Yamaha”). The enclosed Yamaha software program is licensed by Yamaha to the original purchaser for
use only on the terms set forth herein. Please read this licensing
agreement with care. Opening this package indicates that you
accept all terms outlined herein. If you do not agree to the terms,
return this package unopened to Yamaha for a full refund.
cable, and turn on the power of the MIDI instrument.
Start up OMS Setup, and from the “File” menu, choose
“New setup.”
The OMS driver search dialog box will appear.
Uncheck both [Modem] and [Printer] if you are using a
USB connection.
Click the [Find] button to search for the device.
When a device has been found, the OMS Driver Setting
dialog box will display “USB-MIDI.”
• If the device was found correctly, click the [OK]
button to proceed.
• If the device was not found, re-check that the cable
connections are correct, and repeat the procedure
from step .
Make sure that the port is shown below the device that
was found. (This will be a name such as USB-MIDI.)
Check the check box for the port, and then click the
[OK] button.
A dialog box will appear, allowing you to name the file
that will be saved. Input the desired filename, and click
[Save].
This completes the OMS setup.
From the “Studio” menu, choose “Test,” and click the
port icon.
If a channel sounds on the MIDI instrument, the system
is operating correctly.
For details on using OMS, refer to “OMS_***_Mac.pdf,”
included with OMS.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT
Yamaha grants you, the original purchaser, the right to use one copy
of the enclosed software program and data (“SOFTWARE”) on a single-user computer system. You may not use it on more than one computer or computer terminal. The SOFTWARE is owned by Yamaha
and is protected by Japanese copyright laws and all applicable international treaty provisions. You are entitled to claim ownership of the
media in which the SOFTWARE is included. Therefore, you must
treat the SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted materials.
2. RESTRICTIONS
The SOFTWARE program is copyrighted. You may not engage in
reverse engineering or reproduction of the SOFTWARE by other conceivable methods. You may not reproduce, modify, change, rent,
lease, resell, or distribute the SOFTWARE in whole or in part, or create derivative works from the SOFTWARE. You may not transmit or
network the SOFTWARE with other computers. You may transfer
ownership of the SOFTWARE and the accompanying written materials on a permanent basis provided that you retain no copies and the
recipient agrees to the terms of the licensing agreement.
3. TERMINATION
The licensing condition of the software program becomes effective
on the day that you receive the SOFTWARE. If any one of the copyright laws or clauses of the licensing conditions is violated, the
licensing agreement shall be terminated automatically without notice
from Yamaha. In this case, you must destroy the licensed SOFTWARE and its copies immediately.
4. PRODUCT WARRANTY
Yamaha warrants to the original purchaser that if the SOFTWARE,
when used in normal conditions, will not perform the functions
described in the manual provided by Yamaha, the sole remedy will be
that Yamaha will replace any media which proves defective in materials or workmanship on an exchange basis without charge. Except as
expressly set forth above, the SOFTWARE is provided “as is,” and no
other warranties, either expressed or implied, are made with respect
to this software, including, without limitation the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
5. LIMITED LIABILITY
Your sole remedies and Yamaha’s entire liability are as set forth
above. In no event will Yamaha be liable to you or any other person
for any damages, including without limitation any incidental or consequential damages, expenses, lost profits, lost savings or other damages arising out of the use or inability to use such SOFTWARE even
if Yamaha or an authorized dealer has been advised of the possibility
of such damages, or for any claim by any other party.
6. GENERAL
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This license agreement shall be interpreted according to and governed by Japanese laws.
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Function
The EZ-250i has a variety of settings in the Function parameters.
These give you detailed control over many of the EZ-250i’s features.
Using the Function parameters
1
Select a Function name.
Press the [FUNCTION] button, repeatedly if necessary, until appropriate
Function name is appear in the display.
00
2
Transpos
Input the appropriate value or use the [+]/[–] buttons to set
the selected Function.
02
• To save the Function parameters
and the Touch on/off status to
internal memory (flash memory),
press and hold the [FUNCTION]
button. (See page 68.)
• To input a negative value, simultaneously hold the [–] button and
enter the number.
Transpos
● Function parameters
CATEGORY
SELECT
Display
Range/
Settings
Overall
Transpose
Transpos
-12–12
This determines the transposition of the entire EZ-250i sound.
*
Tuning
Tuning
-100–100
This determines the pitch of the entire EZ-250i sound .
*
Split Point
SplitPnt
000–127
This determines the highest key for the Split voice and sets the Split “point” *
— in other words, the key that separates the Split (lower) and Main (upper)
voices. (The Split voice sounds up to and including the Split Point key.) The
default Split Point is 054 (F#2). The Split Point setting and Accompaniment
Split Point setting are automatically set to the same value.
1–3
A setting of “1” results in limited touch response; this setting produces a rel- *
atively narrow dynamic range, no matter how lightly or strongly you play
the keys. “2” lets you play over a normal dynamic range (soft to loud), while
“3” is designed for playing very soft passages, giving you slightly more detailed control in the soft volume range. When Touch is turned off (page 27),
a constant velocity value of 80 is produced (total velocity range = 0–127).
On/Off
This determines the Sustain on or off.
Press the [+]/[-] buttons to set Sustain to on or off.
Touch Sensitivity TouchSns
Sustain On/Off
*
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Sustain
Description
EZ-250i Owner’s Manual
Function
CATEGORY
SELECT
Display
Range/
Settings
Description
Volume
Style Volume
StyleVol
0–127
This determines the volume of the style, letting you create an optimum mix
with your performance.
*
Song Volume
SongVol
0–127
This determines the volume of the Song.
*
Metronome
Volume
MtrVol
0–127
This determines the volume of the Metronome.
*
0–15
This determines the time signature of the Metronome.
*
Metronome Time TimeSig
Signature
Main Voice
Dual Voice
Split Voice
Effect/
Harmony
Volume
M.Volume
0–127
This determines the volume of the Main voice, letting you create an optimum mix with the Dual or Split voice.
*
Octave
M.Octave
-2–2
(octave)
This determines the octave range for the Main voice. Use this to set the
most suitable range for the Main voice.
*
Reverb Send
Level
M.RevLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Main voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb
effect. Higher values result in a louder Reverb effect.
*
Chorus Send
Level
M.ChoLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Main voice’s signal is sent to the Chorus
effect. Higher values result in a louder Chorus effect.
*
Voice
D.Voice
1–480
This select the dual voice.
Volume
D.Volume
0–127
This determines the volume of the Dual voice, letting you create an optimum mix with the Main voice.
*
Octave
D.Octave
-2–2
(octave)
This determines the octave range for the Dual voice. Use this to create an
octave layer for the Dual voice.
*
Reverb Send
Level
D.RevLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Dual voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb
effect. Higher values result in a louder Reverb effect for the Dual voice.
*
Chorus Send
Level
D.ChoLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Dual voice’s signal is sent to the Chorus
effect. Higher values result in a louder Chorus effect for the Dual voice.
*
Voice
S.Voice
1–480
This select the split voice.
Volume
S.Volume
0–127
This determines the volume of the Split voice, letting you create an optimum mix with the Main voice.
*
Octave
S.Octave
-2–2
(octave)
This determines the octave range for the Split voice. Use this to set the
most suitable range for the Split (lower) voice.
*
Reverb Send
Level
S.RevLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Split voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb
effect. Higher values result in a louder Reverb effect for the Split voice.
*
Chorus Send
Level
S.ChoLvl
0–127
This determines how much of the Split voice’s signal is sent to the Chorus
effect. Higher values result in a louder Chorus effect for the Split voice.
*
Reverb Type
Reverb
*
Chorus
1–10
1–5
This determines the Reverb type (See the list on page 32).
Chorus Type
Harmony Type
HarmType
1–26
This determines the Harmony type (See the list on page 31).
0–127
This determines the level of the Harmony effect when Harmony type 1-5 is *
selected, letting you create the optimum mix with the original melody note.
Harmony Volume HarmVol
Utility
This determines the Chorus type, including “off” (See the list on page 32). *
*
Local On/Off
Local
On/Off
This determines the Local on or off.
Press the [+]/[–] buttons to set Local Control to on or off.
*
External Clock
ExtClock
On/Off
This determines the External clock or Internal clock.
Press the [+]/[–] buttons to set External clock or Internal clock.
*
Initial
Setup Send
InitSend
YES/NO
This lets you save PortaTone initial data to another device (such as a sequencer, computer, or MIDI data filer).
Use the [+/ON] button to transmit the data.
Lesson Track (R) R-Part
1–16
This determines the track number for your right hand lesson.
This setting is effective only loaded song.
*
Lesson Track (L)
L-Part
1–16
This determines the track number for your left hand lesson.
This setting is effective only loaded song.
*
Demo Cancel
D-Cancel
On/Off
This determines the Demo Cancel is enabled or not.
Press the [+]/[-] buttons to set Demo Cancel to on or off.
Backup Clear
BkupClr?
YES/NO
This determines the Internal Flash Memory is initialized or not.
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* The “*” mark indicates that the setting can be restored to default value by pressing both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously.
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Data Backup
■ Data Backup • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The following data can be stored to internal flash memory as data backup.
Group
SONG
FUNCTION
Touch
Parameter
User Song Data
Tuning
Split Point
Touch Sensitivity
Sustain On/Off
Style Volume
Song Volume
Metronome Volume
Demo Cancel On/Off
Touch On/Off
• Never attempt to turn the
power off when data is being
transferred from a computer.
Doing so can damage the internal flash memory and result in
loss of data.
● About the Internal Flash Memory
The Song data is stored when data is transferred from a computer.
Function and touch On/Off are stored when Pressing and Holding the
[FUNCTION] button.
■ Data Initialization • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
● All Data Initialization (including loaded song data)
All data can be initialized by turning on the power while holding the highest
(rightmost) white key (C6) and nearest A key (A5) on the keyboard. “CLr All
Mem” will appear briefly on the display. You can also execute this setting in the
Utility mode (see page 67.)
• All data listed above, plus
loaded song data, will be
erased and/or changed when
the All Data Initialization procedure is carried out.
• Carrying out the data initialization procedure will usually
restore normal operation if the
EZ-250i freezes or begins to
act erratically for any reason.
● All data Initialization (excluding song data)
All data except for loaded song data can be initialized by turning on the
power while holding the highest (rightmost) white key on the keyboard.
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EZ-250i Owner’s Manual
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
When the EZ-250i is turned on or off, a popping
sound is temporarily produced.
This is normal and indicates that the EZ-250i is receiving electrical
power.
When using a mobile phone, noise is produced.
Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the EZ-250i may produce
interference. To prevent this, turn off the mobile phone or use it further away from the EZ-250i.
There is no sound even when the keyboard is
played or when a song is being played back.
Check that nothing is connected to the PHONES/OUTPUT jack on
the rear panel. When a set of headphones is plugged into this jack,
no sound is output.
Check the Local Control on/off or PC Mode on/off. (See page 57, 58.)
When using the Dictionary function (page 42), the keys in the right
hand area are used only for entering the chord root and type.
The sound of the voices or rhythms seems unusual or strange.
The battery power is too low. Replace the batteries. (See page 10.)
The auto accompaniment doesn’t turn on, even
when pressing the [ACMP ON/OFF] button.
Make sure the Style mode is active before using the auto accompaniment. Press the [STYLE] button to enable style operations.
The style or song does not play back even when
pressing the [START/STOP] button.
Check the External Clock on/off. (See page 57.)
The style or song does not sound properly.
Make sure that the Style Volume or Song Volume (page 39) is set to
an appropriate level.
When playing back one of the Pianist styles (#93 #100), the rhythm cannot be heard.
This is normal. The Pianist styles have no drums or bass — only piano accompaniment. The accompaniment of the style can only be
heard when accompaniment is set to ON and keys are played in the
auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.
Not all of the voices seem to sound, or the sound
seems to be cut off.
The EZ-250i is polyphonic up to a maximum of 32 notes. If the Dual
voice or Split voice is being used and a style or song is playing back
at the same time, some notes/sounds may be omitted (or “stolen”)
from the accompaniment or song.
A strange “flanging” or “doubling” sound occurs
when using the EZ-250i with a sequencer. (This
may also sound like a “dual” layered sound of two
voices, even when Dual is turned off.)
When using the style with a sequencer, set MIDI Echo (or the relevant
control) to “off.” (Refer to the owner’s manual of your particular device and/or software for details.)
The footswitch (for sustain) seems to produce the
opposite effect. For example, pressing the footswitch cuts off the sound and releasing it sustains
the sounds.
The polarity of the footswitch is reversed. Make sure that the footswitch plug is properly connected to the SUSTAIN jack before turning
on the power.
The sound of the voice changes from note to note.
The AWM tone generation method uses multiple recordings (samples) of an instrument across the range of the keyboard; thus, the actual sound of the voice may be slightly different from note to note.
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Playing keys in the right hand area of the keyboard
does not produce any sound.
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Voice List
Voice List
■ Maximum Polyphony • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The EZ-250i has 32-note maximum polyphony. This means that it can play a maximum of up to 32 notes at once, regardless of what functions are used. Auto
Accompaniment uses a number of the available notes, so when Auto Accompaniment is used the total number of available notes for playing on the keyboard is
correspondingly reduced. The same applies to the Split Voice and Song functions.
• The Voice List includes MIDI program change numbers for each
voice. Use these program
change numbers when playing
the EZ-250i via MIDI from an
external device.
• Some voices may sound continuously or have a long decay after
the notes have been released
while the sustain pedal (footswitch) is held.
● Panel Voice List
Voice
No.
MSB
LSB
001
002
003
004
005
006
0
0
0
0
0
0
112
112
112
112
113
112
007
008
009
010
011
012
0
0
0
0
0
0
114
112
112
113
114
112
013
014
015
016
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
112
113
112
116
112
114
118
119
114
112
113
112
025
026
027
028
0
0
0
0
113
112
113
112
029
030
031
032
033
034
035
036
037
038
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
112
112
113
112
113
112
117
112
112
112
039
040
041
042
043
0
0
0
0
0
112
112
112
112
112
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MIDI
Program Voice Name
Change#
PIANO
0
Grand Piano
1
Bright Piano
3
Honky-tonk Piano
2
MIDI Grand Piano
2
CP 80
6
Harpsichord
E.PIANO
4
Galaxy EP
4
Funky Electric Piano
5
DX Modern Elec. Piano
5
Hyper Tines
5
Venus Electric Piano
7
Clavi
ORGAN
16
Jazz Organ 1
16
Jazz Organ 2
17
Click Organ
16
Bright Organ
18
Rock Organ
18
Purple Organ
16
16'+2' Organ
16
16'+4' Organ
16
Theater Organ
19
Church Organ
19
Chapel Organ
20
Reed Organ
ACCORDION
21
Traditional Accordion
21
Musette Accordion
23
Bandoneon
22
Harmonica
GUITAR
24
Classical Guitar
25
Folk Guitar
25
12Strings Guitar
26
Jazz Guitar
26
Octave Guitar
27
Clean Guitar
27
60’s Clean Guitar
28
Muted Guitar
29
Overdriven Guitar
30
Distortion Guitar
BASS
32
Acoustic Bass
33
Finger Bass
34
Pick Bass
35
Fretless Bass
36
Slap Bass
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
044
045
046
0
0
0
047
048
049
050
051
052
053
054
055
056
057
058
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
059
060
061
062
0
0
0
0
063
064
065
066
067
068
069
070
071
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
072
073
074
075
076
077
0
0
0
0
0
0
078
079
080
081
082
083
0
0
0
0
0
0
084
085
086
0
0
0
MIDI
Program Voice Name
LSB
Change#
112
38
Synth Bass
113
38
Hi-Q Bass
113
39
Dance Bass
STRINGS
112
48
String Ensemble
112
49
Chamber Strings
112
50
Synth Strings
113
49
Slow Strings
112
44
Tremolo Strings
112
45
Pizzicato Strings
112
55
Orchestra Hit
112
40
Violin
112
42
Cello
112
43
Contrabass
112
105
Banjo
112
46
Harp
CHOIR
112
52
Choir
113
52
Vocal Ensemble
112
53
Vox Humana
112
54
Air Choir
SAXOPHONE
112
64
Soprano Sax
112
65
Alto Sax
112
66
Tenor Sax
114
66
Breathy Tenor
112
67
Baritone Sax
112
68
Oboe
112
69
English Horn
112
70
Bassoon
112
71
Clarinet
TRUMPET
112
56
Trumpet
112
59
Muted Trumpet
112
57
Trombone
113
57
Trombone Section
112
60
French Horn
112
58
Tuba
BRASS
112
61
Brass Section
113
61
Big Band Brass
119
61
Mellow Horns
112
62
Synth Brass
113
62
Jump Brass
114
62
Techno Brass
FLUTE
112
73
Flute
112
72
Piccolo
112
75
Pan Flute
280
70
Bank Select
281
Voice List
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
087
088
0
0
089
090
091
092
093
094
095
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
096
097
098
099
100
0
0
0
0
0
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
126
126
MIDI
Program Voice Name
LSB
Change#
112
74
Recorder
112
79
Ocarina
SYNTH LEAD
112
80
Square Lead
112
81
Sawtooth Lead
112
85
Voice Lead
112
98
Star Dust
112
100
Brightness
115
81
Analogon
119
81
Fargo
SYNTH PAD
112
88
Fantasia
113
100
Bell Pad
112
91
Xenon Pad
112
94
Equinox
113
89
Dark Moon
PERCUSSION
112
11
Vibraphone
112
12
Marimba
112
13
Xylophone
112
114
Steel Drums
112
8
Celesta
112
14
Tubular Bells
112
47
Timpani
112
10
Music Box
DRUM KITS
0
0
Standard Kit 1
0
1
Standard Kit 2
0
8
Room Kit
0
16
Rock Kit
0
24
Electronic Kit
0
25
Analog Kit
0
27
Dance Kit
0
32
Jazz Kit
0
40
Brush Kit
0
48
Symphony Kit
0
0
SFX Kit 1
0
1
SFX Kit 2
● XGlite Voice List
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
LSB
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
40
41
0
1
0
1
32
0
1
0
1
32
0
1
32
41
0
1
35
0
1
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
64
0
1
0
1
64
97
98
0
0
96
97
0
35
96
97
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
33
34
35
37
40
64
65
66
67
0
24
32
33
37
0
64
65
66
MIDI
Program Voice Name
Change#
PIANO
0
Grand Piano
0
Grand Piano KSP
0
Piano Strings
0
Dream
1
Bright Piano
1
Bright Piano KSP
2
Electric Grand Piano
2
Electric Grand Piano KSP
2
Detuned CP80
3
Honky-tonk Piano
3
Honky-tonk Piano KSP
4
Electric Piano 1
4
Electric Piano 1 KSP
4
Chorus Electric Piano 1
5
Electric Piano 2
5
Electric Piano 2 KSP
5
Chorus Electric Piano 2
5
DX + Analog Electric Piano
6
Harpsichord
6
Harpsichord KSP
6
Harpsichord 3
7
Clavi
7
Clavi KSP
CHROMATIC
8
Celesta
9
Glockenspiel
10
Music Box
10
Orgel
11
Vibraphone
11
Vibraphone KSP
12
Marimba
12
Marimba KSP
12
Sine Marimba
12
Balimba
12
Log Drums
13
Xylophone
14
Tubular Bells
14
Church Bells
14
Carillon
15
Dulcimer
15
Dulcimer 2
15
Cimbalom
15
Santur
ORGAN
16
DrawOrg
16
Detuned DrawOrg
16
60’s DrawOrg 1
16
60’s DrawOrg 2
16
70’s DrawOrg 1
16
60’s DrawOrg 3
16
16+2"2/3
16
Organ Bass
16
70’s DrawOrg 2
16
Cheezy Organ
16
DrawOrg 3
17
Percussive Organ
17
70’s Percussive Organ
17
Detuned Percussive Organ
17
Light Organ
17
Percussive Organ 2
18
Rock Organ
18
Rotary Organ
18
Slow Rotary
18
Fast Rotary
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Voice List
MSB
LSB
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
35
40
64
65
0
40
0
0
32
0
64
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
96
0
35
40
41
96
0
32
0
32
0
40
41
45
0
43
0
40
41
0
65
66
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
45
0
18
40
43
45
65
0
28
0
32
33
34
0
32
0
43
0
40
0
6
12
18
19
40
41
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MIDI
Program
Change#
19
19
19
19
19
19
20
20
21
22
22
23
23
GUITAR
24
24
25
25
25
25
25
26
26
27
27
28
28
28
28
29
29
30
30
30
31
31
31
BASS
32
32
32
33
33
33
33
33
33
34
34
35
35
35
35
36
36
37
37
38
38
39
39
39
39
39
39
39
Voice Name
Church Organ
Church Organ 3
Church Organ 2
Notre Dame
Organ Flute
Tremolo Organ Flute
Reed Organ
Puff Organ
Accordion
Hamonica
Harmonica 2
Tango Accordion
Tango Accordion 2
Nylon Guitar
Ukulele
Steel Guitar
12-string Guitar
Nylon & Steel Guitar
Steel Guitar with Body Sound
Mandolin
Jazz Guitar
Jazz Amp
Clean Guitar
Chorus Guitar
Muted Guitar
Funk Guitar 1
Muted Steel Guitar
Jazz Man
Overdriven Guitar
Guitar Pinch
Distortion Guitar
Feedback Guitar
Feedback Guitar 2
Guitar Harmonics
Guitar Feedback
Guitar Harmonics 2
Acoustic Bass
Jazz Rhythm
Velocity Crossfade Upright Bass
Finger Bass
Finger Dark
Bass & Distorted Electric Guitar
Finger Slap Bass
Finger Bass 2
Modulated Bass
Pick Bass
Muted Pick Bass
Fretless Bass
Fretless Bass 2
Fretless Bass 3
Fretless Bass 4
Slap Bass 1
Punch Thumb Bass
Slap Bass 2
Velocity Switch Slap
Synth Bass 1
Techno Synth Bass
Synth Bass 2
Mellow Synth Bass
Sequenced Bass
Click Synth Bass
Synth Bass 2 Dark
Modular Synth Bass
DX Bass
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
303
304
305
306
307
308
0
0
0
0
0
0
MIDI
Program Voice Name
LSB
Change#
STRING
0
40
Violin
8
40
Slow Violin
0
41
Viola
0
42
Cello
0
43
Contrabass
0
44
Tremolo Strings
8
44
Slow Tremolo Strings
40
44
Suspense Strings
0
45
Pizzicato Strings
0
46
Orchestral Harp
40
46
Yang Chin
0
47
Timpani
ENSEMBLE
0
48
Strings 1
3
48
Stereo Strings
8
48
Slow Strings
35
48
60’s Strings
40
48
Orchestra
41
48
Orchestra 2
42
48
Tremolo Orchestra
45
48
Velocity Strings
0
49
Strings 2
3
49
Stereo Slow Strings
8
49
Legato Strings
40
49
Warm Strings
41
49
Kingdom
0
50
Synth Strings 1
0
51
Synth Strings 2
0
52
Choir Aahs
3
52
Stereo Choir
32
52
Mellow Choir
40
52
Choir Strings
0
53
Voice Oohs
0
54
Synth Voice
40
54
Synth Voice 2
41
54
Choral
64
54
Analog Voice
0
55
Orchestra Hit
35
55
Orchestra Hit 2
64
55
Impact
BRASS
0
56
Trumpet
32
56
Warm Trumpet
0
57
Trombone
18
57
Trombone 2
0
58
Tuba
0
59
Muted Trumpet
0
60
French Horn
6
60
French Horn Solo
32
60
French Horn 2
37
60
Horn Orchestra
0
61
Brass Section
Trumpet & Trombone Section
35
61
0
62
Synth Brass 1
20
62
Resonant Synth Brass
0
63
Synth Brass 2
18
63
Soft Brass
41
63
Choir Brass
REED
0
64
Soprano Sax
0
65
Alto Sax
40
65
Sax Section
0
66
Tenor Sax
40
66
Breathy Tenor Sax
0
67
Baritone Sax
282
72
Bank Select
Voice
No.
283
Voice List
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
309
310
311
312
0
0
0
0
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
348
349
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
358
359
360
361
362
363
364
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
MIDI
Program Voice Name
LSB
Change#
0
68
Oboe
0
69
English Horn
0
70
Bassoon
0
71
Clarinet
PIPE
0
72
Piccolo
0
73
Flute
0
74
Recorder
0
75
Pan Flute
0
76
Blown Bottle
0
77
Shakuhachi
0
78
Whistle
0
79
Ocarina
SYNTH LEAD
0
80
Square Lead
6
80
Square Lead 2
8
80
LM Square
18
80
Hollow
19
80
Shroud
64
80
Mellow
65
80
Solo Sine
66
80
Sine Lead
0
81
Sawtooth Lead
6
81
Sawtooth Lead 2
8
81
Thick Sawtooth
18
81
Dynamic Sawtooth
19
81
Digital Sawtooth
20
81
Big Lead
96
81
Sequenced Analog
0
82
Calliope Lead
65
82
Pure Pad
0
83
Chiff Lead
0
84
Charang Lead
64
84
Distorted Lead
0
85
Voice Lead
0
86
Fifths Lead
35
86
Big Five
0
87
Bass & Lead
16
87
Big & Low
64
87
Fat & Perky
65
87
Soft Whirl
SYNTH PAD
0
88
New Age Pad
64
88
Fantasy
0
89
Warm Pad
0
90
Poly Synth Pad
0
91
Choir Pad
66
91
Itopia
0
92
Bowed Pad
0
93
Metallic Pad
0
94
Halo Pad
0
95
Sweep Pad
SYNTH EFFECTS
0
96
Rain
65
96
African Wind
66
96
Carib
0
97
Sound Track
27
97
Prologue
0
98
Crystal
12
98
Synth Drum Comp
14
98
Popcorn
18
98
Tiny Bells
35
98
Round Glockenspiel
40
98
Glockenspiel Chimes
41
98
Clear Bells
42
98
Chorus Bells
65
98
Soft Crystal
Bank Select
Voice
No.
MSB
372
373
374
375
376
377
378
379
380
381
382
383
384
385
386
387
388
389
390
391
392
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
393
394
395
396
397
398
399
400
401
402
403
404
405
406
407
408
409
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
410
411
412
413
414
415
416
417
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430
431
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
432
433
434
435
0
0
0
0
MIDI
Program Voice Name
LSB
Change#
70
98
Air Bells
71
98
Bell Harp
72
98
Gamelimba
0
99
Atmosphere
18
99
Warm Atmosphere
19
99
Hollow Release
40
99
Nylon Electric Piano
64
99
Nylon Harp
65
99
Harp Vox
66
99
Atmosphere Pad
0
100
Brightness
0
101
Goblins
64
101
Goblins Synth
65
101
Creeper
67
101
Ritual
68
101
To Heaven
70
101
Night
71
101
Glisten
96
101
Bell Choir
0
102
Echoes
0
103
Sci-Fi
WORLD
0
104
Sitar
32
104
Detuned Sitar
35
104
Sitar 2
97
104
Tamboura
0
105
Banjo
28
105
Muted Banjo
96
105
Rabab
97
105
Gopichant
98
105
Oud
0
106
Shamisen
0
107
Koto
96
107
Taisho-kin
97
107
Kanoon
0
108
Kalimba
0
109
Bagpipe
0
110
Fiddle
0
111
Shanai
PERCUSSIVE
0
112
Tinkle Bell
96
112
Bonang
97
112
Altair
98
112
Gamelan Gongs
99
112
Stereo Gamelan Gongs
100
112
Rama Cymbal
0
113
Agogo
0
114
Steel Drums
97
114
Glass Percussion
98
114
Thai Bells
0
115
Woodblock
96
115
Castanets
0
116
Taiko Drum
96
116
Gran Cassa
0
117
Melodic Tom
64
117
Melodic Tom 2
65
117
Real Tom
66
117
Rock Tom
0
118
Synth Drum
64
118
Analog Tom
65
118
Electronic Percussion
0
119
Reverse Cymbal
SOUND EFFECTS
0
120
Fret Noise
0
121
Breath Noise
0
122
Seashore
0
123
Bird Tweet
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Voice List
MSB
LSB
436
437
438
439
440
441
442
443
444
445
446
447
448
449
450
451
452
453
454
455
456
457
458
459
460
461
462
463
464
465
466
467
468
469
470
471
472
473
474
475
476
477
478
479
480
0
0
0
0
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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MIDI
Program
Change#
124
125
126
127
0
1
3
16
32
33
34
35
36
37
48
49
50
55
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
96
97
98
99
100
112
113
114
115
Voice Name
Telephone Ring
Helicopter
Applause
Gunshot
Cutting Noise
Cutting Noise 2
String Slap
Flute Key Click
Shower
Thunder
Wind
Stream
Bubble
Feed
Dog
Horse
Bird Tweet 2
Maou
Phone Call
Door Squeak
Door Slam
Scratch Cut
Scratch Split
Wind Chime
Telephone Ring 2
Car Engine Ignition
Car Tires Squeal
Car Passing
Car Crash
Siren
Train
Jet Plane
Starship
Burst
Roller Coaster
Submarine
Laugh
Scream
Punch
Heartbeat
Footsteps
Machine Gun
Laser Gun
Explosion
Firework
284
74
Bank Select
Voice
No.
Style List
Style List
Style No.
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
008
009
010
011
012
013
014
015
016
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
030
031
032
033
034
035
036
037
038
039
040
041
042
043
044
045
046
047
285
048
049
050
051
052
053
054
Style Name
8BEAT
8BeatModern
60’sGtrPop
8BeatAdria
60’s8Beat
8Beat
OffBeat
60’sRock
HardRock
RockShuffle
8BeatRock
16BEAT
16Beat
PopShuffle
GuitarPop
16BtUptempo
KoolShuffle
HipHopLight
BALLAD
PianoBallad
LoveSong
6/8ModernEP
6/8SlowRock
OrganBallad
PopBallad
16BeatBallad
DANCE
EuroTrance
Ibiza
SwingHouse
Clubdance
ClubLatin
Garage1
Garage2
TechnoParty
UKPop
HipHopGroove
HipShuffle
HipHopPop
DISCO
70’sDisco
LatinDisco
SaturdayNight
DiscoHands
SWING & JAZZ
BigBandFast
BigBandBallad
JazzClub
Swing1
Swing2
Five/Four
Dixieland
Ragtime
R&B
Soul
DetroitPop
6/8Soul
CrocoTwist
Rock&Roll
ComboBoogie
6/8Blues
Style No.
055
056
057
058
059
060
061
062
063
064
065
066
067
068
069
070
071
072
073
074
075
076
077
078
079
080
081
082
083
084
085
086
087
088
089
090
091
092
093
094
095
096
097
098
099
100
Style Name
COUNTRY
CountryPop
CountrySwing
Country2/4
Bluegrass
LATIN
BrazilianSamba
BossaNova
Tijuana
DiscoLatin
Mambo
Salsa
Beguine
Reggae
BALLROOM
VienneseWaltz
EnglishWaltz
Slowfox
Foxtrot
Quickstep
Tango
Pasodoble
Samba
ChaChaCha
Rumba
Jive
TRADITIONAL
USMarch
6/8March
GermanMarch
PolkaPop
OberPolka
Tarantella
Showtune
ChristmasSwing
ChristmasWaltz
ScottishReel
WALTZ
SwingWaltz
JazzWaltz
CountryWaltz
OberWalzer
Musette
PIANIST
Stride
PianoSwing
Arpeggio
Habanera
SlowRock
8BeatPianoBallad
6/8PianoMarch
PianoWaltz
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Drum Kit List
Drum Kit List
• “
” indicates that the drum sound is the same as “Standard Kit 1”.
• Each percussion voice uses one note.
• The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than keyboard
Note # and Note. For example, in “109: Standard Kit 1”, the “Seq Click H”
(Note# 36/Note C1) corresponds to (Note# 24/Note C0).
• Key Off: Keys marked “O” stop sounding the instant they are released.
• Voices with the same Alternate Note Number (*1 – 4) cannot be played
simultaneously. (They are designed to be played alternately with each
other.)
Voice No.
MSB/LSB/PC
MIDI
Key Alternate
Keyboard
Note#
C1
C#1
D1
E1
F1
D#1
F#1
G1
G#1
A1
B1
C2
A#1
C#2
D2
E2
F2
D#2
F#2
G2
G#2
A2
B2
C3
A#2
C#3
D3
E3
F3
D#3
F#3
G3
G#3
A3
B3
C4
A#3
C#4
D4
E4
F4
D#4
F#4
G4
G#4
A4
B4
C5
A#4
C#5
D5
E5
F5
D#5
F#5
G5
G#5
A5
B5
A#5
C6
Note
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
Note#
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
Note
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
EZ-250i Owner’s Manual
Off
assign
3
3
4
4
O
O
O
1
1
1
O
O
O
2
2
110
127/000/001
111
127/000/008
112
127/000/016
113
127/000/024
114
127/000/025
Standard Kit 1
Standard Kit 2
Room Kit
Rock Kit
Electronic Kit
Analog Kit
Surdo Mute
Surdo Open
Hi Q
Whip Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Finger Snap
Click Noise
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Seq Click L
Seq Click H
Brush Tap
Brush Swirl
Brush Slap
Brush Tap Swirl
Snare Roll
Castanet
Snare H Soft
Sticks
Bass Drum Soft
Open Rim Shot
Bass Drum Hard
Bass Drum
Side Stick
Snare M
Hand Clap
Snare H Hard
Floor Tom L
Hi-Hat Closed
Floor Tom H
Hi-Hat Pedal
Low Tom
Hi-Hat Open
Mid Tom L
Mid Tom H
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Cymbal Cup
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibraslap
Ride Cymbal 2
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Timbale H
Timbale L
Agogo H
Agogo L
Cabasa
Maracas
Samba Whistle H
Samba Whistle L
Guiro Short
Guiro Long
Claves
Wood Block H
Wood Block L
Cuica Mute
Cuica Open
Triangle Mute
Triangle Open
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Snare H Soft 2
SD Rock H
Reverse Cymbal
Reverse Cymbal
Hi Q 2
Snare L
Hi Q 2
SD Rock H
Bass Drum H
Bass Drum H
Bass Drum H
BD Rock
BD Rock
BD Gate
BD Analog L
BD Analog H
Analog Side Stick
Analog Snare 1
Open Rim Shot 2
Bass Drum 2
Snare M 2
SD Room L
SD Rock L
SD Rock L
Snare H Hard 2
SD Room H
Room Tom 1
SD Rock Rim
Rock Tom 1
SD Rock H
E Tom 1
Room Tom 2
Rock Tom 2
E Tom 2
Room Tom 3
Rock Tom 3
E Tom 3
Room Tom 4
Room Tom 5
Rock Tom 4
Rock Tom 5
E Tom 4
E Tom 5
Room Tom 6
Rock Tom 6
E Tom 6
Analog Snare 2
Analog Tom 1
Analog HH Closed 1
Analog Tom 2
Analog HH Closed 2
Analog Tom 3
Analog HH Open
Analog Tom 4
Analog Tom 5
Analog Cymbal
Analog Tom 6
Analog Cowbell
Analog Conga H
Analog Conga M
Analog Conga L
Analog Maracas
Analog Claves
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
286
76
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
109
127/000/000
Drum Kit List
Voice No.
MSB/LSB/PC
MIDI
Key Alternate
Keyboard
Note#
C1
C#1
D1
E1
F1
D#1
F#1
G1
G#1
A1
B1
C2
A#1
C#2
D2
E2
F2
D#2
F#2
G2
G#2
A2
B2
C3
A#2
C#3
D3
E3
F3
D#3
F#3
G3
G#3
A3
B3
C4
A#3
C#4
D4
E4
F4
D#4
F#4
G4
G#4
A4
B4
C5
A#4
C#5
D5
E5
F5
D#5
F#5
G5
G#5
A5
B5
Note
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
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1
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1
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Note
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
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3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
Off
115
127/000/027
Dance Kit
116
127/000/032
Jazz Kit
117
127/000/040
Brush Kit
118
127/000/048
Symphony Kit
119
126/000/000
SFX Kit 1
120
126/000/001
SFX Kit 2
assign
3
3
4
4
O
O
O
1
1
1
O
O
O
2
2
Surdo Mute
Surdo Open
Hi Q
Whip Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Finger Snap
Click Noise
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Seq Click L
Seq Click H
Brush Tap
Brush Swirl
Brush Slap
Brush Tap Swirl
Snare Roll
Castanet
Snare H Soft
Sticks
Bass Drum Soft
Open Rim Shot
Bass Drum Hard
Bass Drum
Side Stick
Snare M
Hand Clap
Snare H Hard
Floor Tom L
Hi-Hat Closed
Floor Tom H
Hi-Hat Pedal
Low Tom
Hi-Hat Open
Mid Tom L
Mid Tom H
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Cymbal Cup
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibraslap
Ride Cymbal 2
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Timbale H
Timbale L
Agogo H
Agogo L
Cabasa
Maracas
Samba Whistle H
Samba Whistle L
Guiro Short
Guiro Long
Claves
Wood Block H
Wood Block L
Cuica Mute
Cuica Open
Triangle Mute
Triangle Open
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Reverse Cymbal
Hi Q 2
AnSD Snappy
AnBD Dance-1
AnSD OpenRim
AnBD Dance-2
AnBD Dance-3
Analog Side Stick
AnSD Q
AnSD Ana+Acoustic
Analog Tom 1
Analog HH Closed 3
Analog Tom 2
Analog HH Closed 4
Analog Tom 3
Analog HH Open 2
Analog Tom 4
Analog Tom 5
Analog Cymbal
Analog Tom 6
Analog Cowbell
Analog Conga H
Analog Conga M
Analog Conga L
Analog Maracas
SD Jazz H Light Brush Slap L
Bass Drum L
BD Jazz
BD Jazz
Gran Cassa
Gran Cassa Mute
SD Jazz L
Brush Slap
Marching Sn M
SD Jazz M
Jazz Tom 1
Brush Tap
Marching Sn H
Brush Tom 1 Jazz Tom 1
Jazz Tom 2
Brush Tom 2 Jazz Tom 2
Jazz Tom 3
Brush Tom 3 Jazz Tom 3
Jazz Tom 4
Jazz Tom 5
Brush Tom 4 Jazz Tom 4
Brush Tom 5 Jazz Tom 5
Hand Cym. L
Brush Tom 6 Jazz Tom 6
Hand Cym.Short L
Jazz Tom 6
Cutting Noise
Phone Call
Cutting Noise 2 Door Squeak
Door Slam
String Slap
Scratch Cut
Scratch
Wind Chime
Telephone Ring 2
Flute Key Click Car Engine Ignition
Car Tires Squeal
Car Passing
Car Crash
Siren
Hand Cym. H
Train
Jet Plane
Hand Cym.Short H
Starship
Burst
Roller Coaster
Submarine
Shower
Thunder
Wind
Stream
Bubble
Feed
Laugh
Scream
Punch
Heartbeat
FootSteps
Dog
Horse
Bird Tweet 2
Machine Gun
Laser Gun
Explosion
Firework
Analog Claves
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Maou
1
C6
A#5
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
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36
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127/000/000
Standard Kit 1
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Mode
Change
Control
0,32
1
6
38
7
10
11
64
71
72
73
74
84
91,93
94
96,97
100,101
Key's
Ch's
After
Touch
Pitch Bend
Note ON
Note OFF
Velocity
o
x
x
x
o
o
x
o
x
o
x
x
x
o
x
x
x
x
x
x
o 9nH,v=1-127
o 9nH,v=0
0 - 127
: True voice **************
3
x
**************
Default
Messages
Altered
Note
Number
1 - 16
x
Default
Changed
Basic
Channel
Function...
Transmitted
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*2
*1
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
x
x
o 9nH,v=1-127
o 9nH,v=0 or 8nH
0 - 127
0 - 127
3
x
x
1 - 16
x
Recognized
YAMAHA
[ Portable Keyboard ]
Model EZ-250i
MIDI Implementation Chart
Bank Select
Modulation wheel
Data Entry(MSB)
Data Entry(LSB)
Part Volume
Pan
Expression
Sustain
Harmonic Content
Release Time
Attack Time
Brightness
Portamento Cntrl
Effect 1,3 Depth
Effect 4 Depth
RPN Inc,Dec
RPN LSB,MSB
Remarks
Date:17-Mar-2003
Version : 1.0
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Implementation Chart
o : Yes
x : No
MIDI Implementation Chart
NOTE:
*1 By default (factory settings) the EZ-250i ordinarily functions as a
16-channel multi-timbral tone generator, and incoming data does
not affect the panel voices or panel settings. However, the MIDI
messages listed below do affect the panel voices, auto accompaniment, and songs.
• MIDI Master Tuning
• System exclusive messages for changing the Reverb Type
and Chorus Type.
*2 Messages for these control change numbers cannot be transmitted from the EZ-250i itself. However, they may be transmitted
when playing the accompaniment, song or using the Harmony
effect.
*3 Exclusive
<GM System ON> F0H, 7EH, 7FH, 09H, 01H, F7H
• This message automatically restores all default settings for
the instrument, with the exception of MIDI Master Tuning.
o
x
x
x
o
x
:All Sound OFF
:Reset All Cntrls
:Local ON/OFF
:All Notes OFF
Mes- :Active Sense
sages:Reset
Aux
Mode 2 : OMNI ON ,MONO
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF,MONO
Mode 1 : OMNI ON , POLY
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
o(120,126,127)
o(121)
o(122)
o(123-125)
o
x
*4
Common
o
o
x
x
x
: Song Pos.
: Song Sel.
: Tune
System
: Clock
Real Time: Commands
*4
o
o
x
x
x
*3
System Exclusive
: True #
o
*3
o
o 0 - 127
o 0 - 127
**************
Prog
Change
288
<MIDI Master Volume> F0H, 7FH, 7FH, 04H, 01H, ll, mm, F7H
• This message allows the volume of all channels to be
changed simultaneously (Universal System Exclusive).
• The values of “mm” is used for MIDI Master Tuning. (Values
for “ll” are ignored.)
<MIDI Master Tuning> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 27H, 30H, 00H, 00H, mm,
ll, cc, F7H
• This message simultaneously changes the tuning value of all
channels.
• The values of “mm” and “ll” are used for MIDI Master Tuning.
• The default value of “mm” and “ll” are 08H and 00H, respectively. Any values can be used for “n” and “cc.”
<Reverb Type> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 4CH, 02H, 01H, 00H, mmH, llH,
F7H
• mm : Reverb Type MSB
• ll : Reverb Type LSB
Refer to the Effect Map (page 80) for details.
<Chorus Type> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 4CH, 02H, 01H, 20H, mmH, llH,
F7H
• mm : Chorus Type MSB
• ll : Chorus Type LSB
Refer to the Effect Map (page 80) for details.
*4 When the accompaniment is started, an FAH message is transmitted. When accompaniment is stopped, an FCH message is
transmitted.When the clock is set to External, both FAH (accompaniment start) and FCH (accompaniment stop) are recognized.
*5 Local ON/OFF
<Local ON> Bn, 7A, 7F
<Local OFF> Bn, 7A, 00
Value for “n” is ignored.
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Effect map
MIDI Implementation Chart
■ Effect map
* If the received value does not contain an effect type in the TYPE LSB, the LSB will be directed to TYPE 0.
* The numbers in parentheses in front of the Effect Type names correspond to the number indicated in the display..
* By using an external sequencer, which is capable of editing and transmitting the system exclusive messages and parameter changes, you can select the Reverb,
Chorus and DSP effect types which are not accessible from the EZ-250i panel itself. When one of the effects is selected by the external sequencer, “ - ” will be
shown on the display.
● REVERB
TYPE
MSB
00
000
No Effect
001
(1)Hall1
002
Room
003
Stage
004
Plate
005 – 127 No Effect
01
02
08
TYPE LSB
16
(2)Hall2
(6)Stage1
(8)Plate1
17
18
(3)Hall3
(4)Room1
(7)Stage2
(9)Plate2
19
20
(5)Room2
● CHORUS
TYPE
MSB
00
000 – 063 No Effect
064
Thru
065
Chorus
066
Celeste
067
Flanger
068 – 127 No Effect
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08
TYPE LSB
16
17
18
19
20
(2)Chorus2
(3)Flanger1
(1)Chorus1
(4)Flanger2
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80
01
Specifications
Specifications
Keyboards
• 61 standard-size keys (C1 - C6), with Touch Response.
Display
• Large multi-function LCD display (backlit)
Setup
• STANDBY/ON
• MASTER VOLUME : MIN - MAX
Panel Controls
• SONG, STYLE, VOICE, Dict., PC, LESSON L, R,
METRONOME, PORTABLE GRAND, DEMO, FUNCTION,
TOUCH, DUAL, SPLIT, HARMONY, TEMPO/TAP,
[0]-[9], [+](YES), [–](NO)
Voice
• 108 panel voices + 12 drum kits + 360 XG Lite voices
• Polyphony : 32
Style
• 100 styles
• Style Control : ACMP ON/OFF, SYNC START,
START/STOP, INTRO/ENDING/rit.,
MAIN/AUTO FILL
• Fingering : Multi fingering
• Style Volume
Power Consumption (when using PA-3C power adaptor)
• 13W
Power Supply
• Adaptor : Yamaha PA-3C AC power adaptor
• Batteries : Six “D” size, R20P (LR20) or equivalent
batteries
Dimensions (W x D x H)
• 931 x 348.8 x 127.9 mm (36-2/3" x 13-3/4" x 5-1/16")
Weight
• 5.0 kg (11 lbs.)
Supplied Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
Music Rest
Owner’s Manual
Song Book
CD-ROM
USB Cable
Optional Accessories
•
•
•
•
Headphones
: HPE-150
AC power adaptor : PA-3B/3C
Footswitch
: FC4, FC5
Keyboard stand : L-2C, L-2L
Yamaha Educational Suite
• Dictionary
• Lesson 1-4
Function
• Overall : Transpose, Tuning, Split Point, Touch Sensitivity,
Sustain
• Volume : Style Volume, Song Volume, Metronome Volume,
Metronome Time Signature
• Main Voice : Volume, Octave, Reverb Send Level,
Chorus Send Level
• Dual Voice : Voice, Volume, Octave, Reverb Send Level,
Chorus Send Level
• Split Voice : Voice, Volume, Octave, Reverb Send Level,
Chorus Send Level
• Effect/Harmony : Reverb Type, Chorus Type,
Harmony Type, Harmony Volume
• Utility : Local On/Off, External Clock, Initial Setup Send,
Lesson Track R, Lesson Track L, Demo Cancel,
Backup Clear
* Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information
purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications,
equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check
with your Yamaha dealer.
Effects
• Reverb : 9 types
• Chorus : 4 types
• Harmony : 26 types
Song
• 100 Songs
• Song Volume
MIDI
• Local On/Off
• Initial Setup Send
• External Clock
Auxiliary jacks
• PHONES/OUTPUT, DC IN 12V, USB, SUSTAIN
Amplifier (when using PA-3C power adaptor)
• 2.5W + 2.5W
Speakers
290
291
• 12cm x 2
EZ-250i Owner’s Manual
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Index
Panel controls and terminals
+/–............................................... 8, 19
A-B REPEAT.............................. 8, 46
ACMP ON/OFF.......................... 8, 34
DC IN 12V ................................. 9, 10
DEMO ........................................ 9, 14
Dict. ............................................ 8, 42
DUAL ......................................... 9, 25
FF........................................... 9, 46
FUNCTION.......................... 8, 18, 66
HARMONY ............................... 9, 29
INTRO/ENDING/rit................... 9, 34
LESSON ..................................... 8, 50
LIGHT ON/OFF......................... 9, 28
MAIN/AUTO FILL .................... 9, 34
MASTER VOLUME .................. 8, 18
METRONOME .......................... 8, 21
Numeric keypad.......................... 8, 19
OFF....................................................8
ON .....................................................8
PAUSE ................................... 8, 46
PC ............................................... 8, 58
PHONES/OUTPUT.................... 9, 11
PORTABLE GRAND................. 8, 21
REW ...................................... 9, 46
SONG ................................... 8, 45, 49
SPLIT ......................................... 9, 26
STANDBY/ON........................... 8, 11
START/STOP ....................... 8, 34, 46
STYLE........................................ 8, 33
SUSTAIN.................................. 11, 30
SYNC START ............................ 8, 34
TEMPO/TAP ........................ 9, 21, 38
TOUCH ...................................... 9, 27
USB ............................................ 9, 56
VOICE ........................................ 8, 23
Misc.
L
#000 OTS .........................................25
A-B repreat ......................................47
AC Power adaptor............................10
accessory jacks.................................11
accompaniment sections ..................39
Accompaniment Split Point.............26
Left.................................................. 50
Lesson ............................................. 49
Lesson Track ................................... 51
Level, chorus send........................... 30
Level, reverb send ........................... 29
Light Guide ..................................... 28
LIGHT ON/OFF ............................. 28
Local on/off..................................... 57
B
M
A
Batteries ...........................................10
Beat display .....................................38
C
Chord Names ...................................44
Chord Type ......................................44
Chords, About ..................................43
Chords, Fingered..............................40
Chords, Single Finger ......................40
Chorus..............................................30
D
DEMO Cancel .................................14
Demo song .......................................14
Dictionary ........................................42
Drum Kit Voice Chart ......................76
Dual Voice........................................25
E
Effects ..............................................29
Ending..............................................37
External Clock .................................57
F
Fill-in ...............................................39
Fingered chords ...............................40
Flash Memory..................................58
Footswitch........................................11
Function .................................... 18, 66
N
Notation........................................... 20
O
Octave ............................................. 20
Octave, dual .................................... 25
Octave, main ................................... 23
Octave, split .................................... 26
P
PC.................................................... 58
Portable Grand ................................ 21
Q
Quick Guide .................................... 12
R
GM System Level 1 .........................55
Grade................................................53
Reverb ............................................. 29
Right................................................ 50
Ritardando....................................... 37
Root................................................. 43
H
S
G
Harmony ..........................................29
Headphones......................................11
I
Indicator...........................................20
Initial Setup Send.............................57
Intro..................................................36
sections (accompaniment)............... 39
Single Finger chords ....................... 40
Song Volume ................................... 48
songs, playing ................................. 46
songs, selecting ............................... 45
Specifications .................................. 81
Split Point........................................ 26
68
82
Main A/B......................................... 39
Main Voice ...................................... 23
Master Volume ................................ 18
Melody Voice Change ..................... 48
Metronome...................................... 21
MIDI ............................................... 54
MIDI channels ................................ 55
MIDI Implementation Chart ........... 78
MIDI LSB Receive cancel .............. 56
Multi Fingering ............................... 40
Music Rest ...................................... 19
EZ-250i Owner’s Manual
Index
Split Voice........................................26
Style Volume....................................39
styles, playing ..................................34
styles, selecting................................33
Sustain .............................................30
Sync Start.........................................35
T
Tap ...................................................35
Tempo ....................................... 21, 38
Time Signature ................................22
Touch Sensitivity .............................27
Transpose.........................................28
Troubleshooting...............................69
Tuning..............................................28
V
Voice List.........................................70
voices, Drum Kit .............................76
voices, selecting and playing ...........23
voices, XG Lite................................71
Volume, dual....................................25
Volume, harmony.............................29
Volume, main...................................23
Volume, Metronome ........................22
Volume, Song ..................................48
Volume, split....................................26
Volume, Style ..................................39
X
69
XG Lite Voice List...........................71
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Limited Warranty
90 DAYS LABOR
1 YEAR PARTS
Yamaha Corporation of America, hereafter referred to as Yamaha, warrants to the original consumer of a product included in the categories listed
below, that the product will be free of defects in materials and/or workmanship for the periods indicated. This warranty is applicable to all models
included in the following series of products:
EZ SERIES OF ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS
If during the first 90 days that immediately follows the purchase date, your new Yamaha product covered by this warranty is found to have a defect
in material and/or workmanship, Yamaha and/or its authorized representative will repair such defect without charge for parts or labor.
If parts should be required after this 90 day period but within the one year period that immediately follows the purchase date, Yamaha will, subject
to the terms of this warranty, supply these parts without charge. However, charges for labor, and/or any miscellaneous expenses incurred are the
consumers responsibility. Yamaha reserves the right to utilize reconditioned parts in repairing these products and/or to use reconditioned units as
warranty replacements.
THIS WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY WHICH YAMAHA MAKES IN CONNECTION WITH THESE PRODUCTS. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY
IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. YAMAHA EXCLUDES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY
EVENT FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations that relate to implied warranties and/or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, these
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CONSUMERS RESPONSIBILITIES
If warranty service should be required, it is necessary that the consumer assume certain responsibilities:
1. Contact the Customer Service Department of the retailer selling the product, or any retail outlet authorized by Yamaha to sell the product for
assistance. You may also contact Yamaha directly at the address provided below.
2. Deliver the unit to be serviced under warranty to: the retailer selling the product, an authorized service center, or to Yamaha with an explanation
of the problem. Please be prepared to provide proof purchase date (sales receipt, credit card copy, etc.) when requesting service and/or parts
under warranty.
3. Shipping and/or insurance costs are the consumers responsibility.* Units shipped for service should be packed securely.
*Repaired units will be returned PREPAID if warranty service is required within the first 90 days.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT ship anything to ANY location without prior authorization. A Return Authorization (RA) will be issued that has
a tracking number assigned that will expedite the servicing of your unit and provide a tracking system if needed.
4. Your owners manual contains important safety and operating instructions. It is your responsibility to be aware of the contents of this manual and
to follow all safety precautions.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not apply to units whose trade name, trademark, and/or ID numbers have been altered, defaced, exchanged removed, or to failures and/or damages that may occur as a result of:
1. Neglect, abuse, abnormal strain, modification or exposure to extremes in temperature or humidity.
2. Improper repair or maintenance by any person who is not a service representative of a retail outlet authorized by Yamaha to sell the product, an
authorized service center, or an authorized service representative of Yamaha.
3. This warranty is applicable only to units sold by retailers authorized by Yamaha to sell these products in the U.S.A., the District of Columbia,
and Puerto Rico. This warranty is not applicable in other possessions or territories of the U.S.A. or in any other country.
Please record the model and serial number of the product you have purchased in the spaces provided below.
Model___________________________
Serial #________________________________
Sales Slip #________________________________
Purchased from____________________________________________________________
(Retailer)
Date______________________________________
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Electronic Service Division
6600 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
KEEP THIS DOCUMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS. DO NOT MAIL!
For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha
representative or the authorized distributor listed below.
Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou
au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario,
M1S 3R1, Canada
Tel: 416-298-1311
U.S.A.
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6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif. 90620,
U.S.A.
Tel: 714-522-9011
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
MEXICO
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Departamento de ventas
Javier Rojo Gomez No.1149, Col. Gpe Del
Moral, Deleg. Iztapalapa, 09300 Mexico, D.F.
Tel: 686-00-33
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Yamaha Musical do Brasil LTDA.
Av. Rebouças 2636, São Paulo, Brasil
Tel: 011-853-1377
ARGENTINA
Yamaha de Panamá S.A. Sucursal de Argentina
Viamonte 1145 Piso2-B 1053,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 1-4371-7021
PANAMA AND OTHER LATIN
AMERICAN COUNTRIES/
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha de Panamá S.A.
Torre Banco General, Piso 7, Urbanización Marbella,
Calle 47 y Aquilino de la Guardia,
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Tel: +507-269-5311
EUROPE
THE UNITED KINGDOM
Yamaha-Kemble Music (U.K.) Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes,
MK7 8BL, England
Tel: 01908-366700
IRELAND
Danfay Ltd.
61D, Sallynoggin Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-2859177
GERMANY
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
SWITZERLAND/LIECHTENSTEIN
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Switzerland
Seefeldstrasse 94, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: 01-383 3990
AUSTRIA
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Austria
Schleiergasse 20, A-1100 Wien, Austria
Tel: 01-60203900
THE NETHERLANDS
Yamaha Music Central Europe,
Branch Nederland
Clarissenhof 5-b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Netherlands
Tel: 0347-358 040
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Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen
Bestimmungsländern erhältlich.
Para detalles sobre productos, contacte su tienda Yamaha más cercana
o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo.
ASIA
FRANCE
Yamaha Musique France, S.A.
Division Professionnelle
BP 70-77312 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, France
Tel: 01-64-61-4000
ITALY
Yamaha Musica Italia S.P.A.
Combo Division
Viale Italia 88, 20020 Lainate (Milano), Italy
Tel: 02-935-771
SPAIN/PORTUGAL
Yamaha-Hazen Música, S.A.
Ctra. de la Coruna km. 17, 200, 28230
Las Rozas (Madrid), Spain
Tel: 91-639-8888
GREECE
Philippos Nakas S.A. The Music House
147 Skiathou Street, 112-55 Athens, Greece
Tel: 01-228 2160
SWEDEN
Yamaha Scandinavia AB
J. A. Wettergrens Gata 1
Box 30053
S-400 43 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: 031 89 34 00
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
11/F., Silvercord Tower 1, 30 Canton Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2737-7688
INDONESIA
PT. Yamaha Music Indonesia (Distributor)
PT. Nusantik
Gedung Yamaha Music Center, Jalan Jend. Gatot
Subroto Kav. 4, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
Tel: 21-520-2577
KOREA
Yamaha Music Korea Ltd.
Tong-Yang Securities Bldg. 16F 23-8 Yoido-dong,
Youngdungpo-ku, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 02-3770-0661
MALAYSIA
Yamaha Music Malaysia, Sdn., Bhd.
Lot 8, Jalan Perbandaran, 47301 Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 3-703-0900
PHILIPPINES
DENMARK
YS Copenhagen Liaison Office
Generatorvej 8B
DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Tel: 44 92 49 00
FINLAND
F-Musiikki Oy
Kluuvikatu 6, P.O. Box 260,
SF-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: 09 618511
Yupangco Music Corporation
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue, P.O. Box 885 MCPO,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 819-7551
SINGAPORE
Yamaha Music Asia Pte., Ltd.
11 Ubi Road #06-00, Meiban Industrial Building,
Singapore
Tel: 65-747-4374
TAIWAN
NORWAY
Norsk filial av Yamaha Scandinavia AB
Grini Næringspark 1
N-1345 Østerås, Norway
Tel: 67 16 77 70
ICELAND
Skifan HF
Skeifan 17 P.O. Box 8120
IS-128 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: 525 5000
Yamaha KHS Music Co., Ltd.
3F, #6, Sec.2, Nan Jing E. Rd. Taipei.
Taiwan 104, R.O.C.
Tel: 02-2511-8688
THAILAND
Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd.
121/60-61 RS Tower 17th Floor,
Ratchadaphisek RD., Dindaeng,
Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Tel: 02-641-2951
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: +49-4101-3030
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2317
OCEANIA
AFRICA
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2312
MIDDLE EAST
TURKEY/CYPRUS
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
OTHER COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Gulf FZE
LB21-128 Jebel Ali Freezone
P.O.Box 17328, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-4-881-5868
AUSTRALIA
Yamaha Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Level 1, 99 Queensbridge Street, Southbank,
Victoria 3006, Australia
Tel: 3-9693-5111
NEW ZEALAND
Music Houses of N.Z. Ltd.
146/148 Captain Springs Road, Te Papapa,
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: 9-634-0099
COUNTRIES AND TRUST
TERRITORIES IN PACIFIC OCEAN
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2312
BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Belgium
Rue de Geneve (Genevastraat) 10, 1140 - Brussels,
Belgium
Tel: 02-726 6032
HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-3273
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Yamaha PK CLUB (Portable Keyboard Home Page, English only)
http://www.yamahaPKclub.com/
Yamaha Manual Library
http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/
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