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KF-90
Owner’s Manual
Owner’s Manual
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS” (p. 2), “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 3), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p.
5). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the
unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every
feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s Manual should be read in its entirety. The
manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference
This owner’s manual is printed on recycled paper.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
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9.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. When the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Never use with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table except as specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For EU Countries
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
U
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The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions N
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is G
determined by the design contained within the T
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for H
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
E
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that U
must not be done is indicated by the design contained N
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it I
T
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
001
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The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be S
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is A
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In F
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the power- E
L
cord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
Y
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Before using this unit, make sure to read the instructions
below, and the Owner’s Manual.
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002a
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Do not open or perform any internal modifications on
the unit.
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010
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003
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Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts within
it (except when this manual provides specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer all servicing to your
retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information”
page.
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Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct sunlight
in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating duct, on top of
heat-generating equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors); or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be capable
of producing sound levels that could cause permanent
hearing loss. Do not operate for a long period 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 immediately stop using the unit, and consult
an audiologist.
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011
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Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material, coins,
pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft drinks, etc.) to
penetrate the unit.
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013
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In households with small children, an adult should
provide supervision until the child is capable of
following all the rules essential for the safe operation of
the unit.
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005
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Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord, nor
place heavy objects on it. Doing so can damage the cord,
producing severed elements and short circuits.
Damaged cords are fire and shock hazards!
This unit should be used only with a rack or stand that is
recommended by Roland.
014
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Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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006
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When using the unit with a rack or stand recommended
by Roland, the rack or stand must be carefully placed so
it is level and sure to remain stable. If not using a rack or
stand, you still need to make sure that any location you
choose for placing the unit provides a level surface that
will properly support the unit, and keep it from
wobbling.
015
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008a
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The unit should be connected to a power supply only of
the type described in the operating instructions, or as
marked on the unit.
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Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share an
outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be
especially careful when using extension cords—the total
power used by all devices you have connected to the
extension cord’s outlet must never exceed the power
rating (watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive
loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up and
eventually melt through.
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016
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Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult with
your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
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USING THE UNIT SAFELY
101a
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The unit should be located so that its location or position
does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
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102b
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Always grasp only the plug on the power-supply cord
when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or
this unit.
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104
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Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming
entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be placed so
they are out of the reach of children.
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106
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Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on the
unit.
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107b
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Never handle the power cord or its plugs with wet
hands when plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
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108d: Selection
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If you need to move the instrument, take note of the
precautions listed below. At least two persons are
required to safely lift and move the unit. It should be
handled carefully, all the while keeping it level. Make
sure to have a firm grip, to protect yourself from injury
and the instrument from damage.
• Check to make sure the knob bolts securing the unit
to the stand have not become loose. Fasten them
again securely whenever you notice any loosening.
• Disconnect the power cord.
• Disconnect all cords coming from external devices.
• Remove the music stand.
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109a
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Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and unplug
the power cord from the outlet (p. 16).
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110a
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Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning in
your area, pull the plug on the power cord out of the
outlet.
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118
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Should you remove the screws fastening the music
stand, make sure to put them in a safe place out of
children's reach, so there is no chance of them being
swallowed accidentally.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
291b
In addition to the items listed under “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” and “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on pages 2,
3 and 4, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
Additional Precautions
301
551
• Do not use this unit on the same power circuit with any
device that will generate line noise (such as an electric
motor or variable lighting system).
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be
irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the
improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself
against the risk of loosing important data, we recommend
that you periodically save a backup copy of important
data you have stored in the unit’s memory on a floppy
disk
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the
power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions
and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment
containing large power transformers) may induce hum.
To alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this
unit; or move it farther away from the source of interference.
352
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such
receivers.
353
• Observe the following when using the unit’s floppy disk
drive. For further details, refer to “Before Using Floppy
Disks”.
• Do not place the unit near devices that produce a
strong magnetic field (e.g., loudspeakers).
• Install the unit on a solid, level surface.
• Do not move the unit or subject it to vibration while
the drive is operating.
354b
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near
devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed
vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes.
Also, do not allow lighting devices that normally are
used while their light source is very close to the unit
(such as a piano light), or powerful spotlights to shine
upon the same area of the unit for extended periods of
time. Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit.
355
• To avoid possible breakdown, do not use the unit in a wet
area, such as an area exposed to rain or other moisture.
356
• Do not allow rubber, vinyl, or similar materials to remain
on the piano for long periods of time. Such objects can
discolor or otherwise harmfully affect the finish.
357
• Do not put anything that contains water (e.g., flower
vases) on the piano. Also, avoid the use of insecticides,
perfumes, alcohol, nail polish, spray cans, etc., near the
unit. Swiftly wipe away any liquid that spills on the unit
using a dry, soft cloth.
Maintenance
401b
• To clean the unit, use a dry, soft cloth; or one that is
slightly dampened. Try to wipe the entire surface using
an equal amount of strength, moving the cloth along with
the grain of the wood. Rubbing too hard in the same area
can damage the finish.
552
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the
contents of data that was stored on a floppy disk once it
has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
553
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its
jacks and connectors. Rough handling can lead to
malfunctions.
554
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
555
• A small amount of noise may be heard from the display
during normal operation.
556
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you
will avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s
internal elements.
557
• A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit during
normal operation.
558a
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use
headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you (especially when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in the
box (including padding) that it came in, if possible.
Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging
materials.
561
• Use only the specified expression pedal (EV-5; sold
separately). By connecting any other expression pedals,
you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
• Do not allow objects to remain on top of the keyboard.
This can be the cause of malfunction, such as keys ceasing
to produce sound.
562
• Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using
some other make of connection cable, please note the
following precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use
cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this
unit. The use of such cables can cause the sound level
to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or
deformation.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
Before Using Floppy Disks
Handling the Floppy Disk Drive
602
• Install the unit on a solid, level surface in an area free
from vibration. If the unit must be installed at an angle,
be sure the installation does not exceed the permissible
range.
652
• Floppy disks have a “write protect” tab which can protect
the disk from accidental erasure. It is recommended that
the tab be kept in the PROTECT position, and moved to
the WRITE position only when you wish to write new
data onto the disk.
Rear side of the disk
603
• Avoid using the unit immediately after it has been moved
to a location with a level of humidity that is greatly
different than its former location. Rapid changes in the
environment can cause condensation to form inside the
drive, which will adversely affect the operation of the
drive and/or damage floppy disks. When the unit has
been moved, allow it to become accustomed to the new
environment (allow a few hours) before operating it.
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• To insert a disk, push it gently but firmly into the drive—
it will click into place. To remove a disk, press the EJECT
button firmly. Do not use excessive force to remove a disk
which is lodged in the drive.
605b
• Never eject a disk while reading or writing is in progress,
since that can damage the magnetic surface of the disk,
rendering it unusable. (The disk drive's indicator will
light up at full brightness when the drive is busy reading
or writing data. Ordinarily, the indicator will be less
brightly lighted, or be extinguished.)
606
• Remove any disk from the drive before powering up or
down.
607
• To prevent damage to the disk drive’s heads, always try
to hold the floppy disk in a level position (not tilted in
any direction) while inserting it into the drive. Push it in
firmly, but gently. Never use excessive force.
Write
(can write new data onto disk)
Write Protect Tab
Protect
(prevents writing to disk)
653
• The identification label should be firmly affixed to the
disk. Should the label come loose while the disk is in the
drive, it may be difficult to remove the disk.
654
• Store all disks in a safe place to avoid damaging them,
and to protect them from dust, dirt, and other hazards.
By using a dirty or dust-ridden disk, you risk damaging
the disk, as well as causing the disk drive to malfunction.
655
• Disks containing performance data for this unit should
always be locked (have their write protect tab slid to the
“Protect” position) before you insert them into the drive
on some other unit (except the PR-300, or a product in the
HP-G/R, MT, KR, or Atelier families), or into a
computer’s drive. Otherwise (if the write protect tab
remains in the “Write” position), when you perform any
disk operations using the other device’s disk drive (such
as checking the contents of the disk, or loading data), you
risk rendering the disk unreadable by this unit’s disk
drive.
608
• To avoid the risk of malfunction and/or damage, insert
only floppy disks into the disk drive. Never insert any
other type of disk. Avoid getting paper clips, coins, or
any other foreign objects inside the drive.
Handling Floppy Disks
651
• Floppy disks contain a plastic disk with a thin coating of
magnetic storage medium. Microscopic precision is
required to enable storage of large amounts of data on
such a small surface area. To preserve their integrity,
please observe the following when handling floppy disks:
• Never touch the magnetic medium inside the disk.
• Do not use or store floppy disks in dirty or dusty
areas.
• Do not subject floppy disks to temperature extremes
(e.g., direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle). Recommended temperature range: 0 to 50° C (50 to 122° F).
• Do not expose floppy disks to strong magnetic fields,
such as those generated by loudspeakers.
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203
* GS (
ration.
) is a registered trademark of Roland Corpo-
207
* Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Computer,
Inc.
208
* Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
210
* IBM is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
211
* IBM PC is a registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
* COMPOSER is a registered trademark of Roland
Corporation.
220
* All product names mentioned in this document are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.
Introduction
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland KF-90 Intelligent Piano.
While the KF-90 Intelligent Piano certainly allows you to achieve authentic piano
performances, it also features easy-to-use Automatic Accompaniment and numerous other
useful functions.
In order to enjoy reliable performance of your new keyboard for many years to come, please
take the time to read through this manual in its entirety.
Features
Authentic Piano Sound
The KF-90 reproduces the tones of a high-quality grand
Convenient Functions to Support Your
Practice Efforts (Piano Master)
piano, with stereo sampled sounds that capture the true
Piano Master can be used to greatly simplify a wide variety
piano sound so well, you can even hear the hammers hitting
of operations, such as practicing the same section repeatedly
the strings. With a maximum polyphony of 64 stereo piano
any number of times, and practicing the parts for each hand.
tones, the KF-90 can handle just about any kind of
You also get useful practice functions, such as a recording
performance, even when extensive pedal work is involved.
feature that works like a regular tape recorder (p. 97),
In addition, the KF-90 features a Progressive Hammer
independent playback of each hand's parts (p. 89), a
Action, with a heavier touch in the lower keys and lighter
metronome function (p. 63), and more.
touch in the upper keys, for even more realistic piano
keyboard feel. All this provides you with more natural, more
authentic piano performance.
Expandable Ensemble Opportunities
Using MIDI (MIDI Ensemble)
You can connect this instrument's MIDI connector to an
Large Display and Touch Panel
electronic percussion instrument or other separate
The KF-90 features a large-sized display screen, and a
instrument, allowing you to play ensemble performances. By
“Touch Panel” that allows you to perform various tasks
using “MIDI Ensemble,” you can simply connect an
merely by touching items displayed on the screen, for easier
instrument to the MIDI connector and start playing using
viewing and more comfortable operation.
MIDI, without having to be concerned about making a lot of
A Wide Variety of Accompaniment
Styles with the Automatic
Accompaniment Function
MIDI settings.
The KF-90 features numerous music Styles–approximately
You can use a variety of recording and editing features to
140 different Styles are provided--and an Automatic
Accompaniment function. You can use these to add the exact
accompaniment you have in mind to your own
performances.
Navigator Buttons Let You Get Straight
to What You Want to Accomplish
There are Navigator buttons for tones, Automatic
Make Your Own Authentic Ensemble
Songs
compose your own authentic ensemble tunes.
Making Use of Commercially Available
Music Files for Listening or Lessons
You can use the built-in disk drive to listen to commercial
Music File songs and save recorded tunes on floppy disk (p.
39).
Accompaniment, and so on. For example, even if you don't
Karaoke Enjoyment
understand what a certain button does, you can use the Style
You can connect a microphone and enjoy singing along with
Navigator buttons, and just by following the on-screen
songs, just like with a karaoke system (p. 42). You can also
instructions, make immediate use of the Automatic
add harmony to the microphone vocals, and even change
Accompaniment feature and access many other convenient
your voice to get robot and other vocal sound effects (p. 43).
functions, allowing you to achieve the things you want to do
Refined and Simple Design
even more easily.
Effects Adding Three-Dimensional
Breadth to Your Performances
(Advanced 3D)
From the tasteful brown tones to real wood used for the
sides, this instrument has a look to fit in naturally with your
room's interior design.
You can select parts in Performances and add threedimensional breadth to them. This provides the pleasant
effect of “wrapping” your performance within the sound.
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Introduction
Checking the Included Items
❏ Owner’s Manual
❏ Screw Set
❏ Power Cord
❏ Cover
❏ Pedal (DP-6) x 1
Screw for the
music stand x 2
❏ Data Disk x 1
❏ Music Stand
Knob bolt for the stand
(FPS-9; sold separately) x 2
How to Use This Manual
This owner's manual is organized as follows.
Quick Start
For those just starting out with the KF-90, this volume explains how to make use of the
instrument's various performance features simply and easily. We highly recommend
reading through the Quick Start manual while you play the instrument, as this will allow
you to more fully grasp the kinds of things capable with the KF-90.
Reference
This section explains the functions available with the KF-90 with easy-to-understand screen
shots.
Please refer to the relevant pages for the functions you wish to use.
Refer to the “Contents” when you already know what it is that you want to achieve. If you
want to learn how the KF-90's various buttons work, see “Panel Descriptions.” Also, be sure
to make use of the “Index” at the end of the volume.
Appendices
If the KF-90 does not operate as you expect, read “Troubleshooting” to make sure that your
settings are correct. If an error message appears in the display during operation, consult the
“If this Message Appears on Screen” section to determine the appropriate action. The
appendices also provide other information, including the Tone list, Style list, MIDI
implementation chart, etc.
■ Conventions Used in This Manual
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Button names are enclosed in square brackets“[ ]”, as in [Demo] button.
On screen text is enclosed in angled brackets “< >”, as in <Exit>.
The act of lightly contacting the Touch Screen with your finger is called “touching.”
(p. **) refers to pages within the manual.
• An asterisk (*) or a NOTE at the beginning of a paragraph indicates a note or
precaution. These should not be ignored.
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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY............................................................................................................... 3
IMPORTANT NOTES ........................................................................................................................ 5
Introduction ................................................................................................................ 7
Features ........................................................................................................................................................ 7
Checking the Included Items .................................................................................................................... 8
How to Use This Manual........................................................................................................................... 8
Conventions Used in This Manual ............................................................................................... 8
Panel Descriptions................................................................................................... 13
Before You Play ....................................................................................................... 16
Installing the Music Stand....................................................................................................................... 16
Connecting the Power Cord.................................................................................................................... 16
Connecting Pedals .................................................................................................................................... 16
Turning the Power On and Off .............................................................................................................. 17
Adjusting the Sound’s Volume and Brilliance ..................................................................................... 17
Connecting Headphones ......................................................................................................................... 17
Connecting a Microphone ....................................................................................................................... 18
About the Touch Screen .......................................................................................................................... 18
Basic Screen .................................................................................................................................... 19
Quick Start ........................................................................21
Playing the Keyboard .............................................................................................. 22
Listening to the Demo Song.................................................................................................................... 22
Playing the Keyboard Like a Piano (One-touch Piano) ...................................................................... 23
Performing with Various Instrument Sounds...................................................................................... 24
Handy Features for Selecting Tones ([Tone Navigator] Button)....................................................... 25
Practicing a Song Using Music Files (Piano Master)........................................................................... 26
Playing with Accompaniment ................................................................................. 28
Playing with Automatic Accompaniment ([Style Navigator] Button) ............................................. 28
Playing with an Automatic Accompaniment (One-touch Arranger) ............................................... 30
Recording a Performance ....................................................................................... 34
Recording a Song ([Composer Navigator] Button) ............................................................................. 34
Recording a Performance with Automatic Accompaniment............................................................. 36
Listening to the Recorded Performance................................................................................................ 38
Using Music Files..................................................................................................... 39
Listening to Music Files ........................................................................................................................... 39
Enjoying Karaoke Performances with Music Files .............................................................................. 42
Adding the Effects to Your Voice........................................................................................................... 43
Reference ..........................................................................49
Chapter 1 Performance............................................................................................ 50
Playing the Keyboard Like a Piano (One-touch Piano) ...................................................................... 50
Playing a Wide Variety of Instrument Sounds .................................................................................... 51
Combining the Sounds of Two Instruments (Layer Play).................................................................. 53
Playing Different Tones with the Left and Right Hands (Split Play) ............................................... 55
Selecting a Different Tone in the Current Tone Group ........................................................... 56
Shifting the Keyboard Pitch in Octave Steps (Octave Shift) .............................................................. 57
Playing Drum Sounds.............................................................................................................................. 58
Playing Effect Sounds................................................................................................................... 59
Adding Reverberation to Sounds (The Reverb Effect)........................................................................ 59
Effects Adding Three-Dimensional Breadth to Your Performances (Advanced 3D)..................... 60
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Contents
Applying Effects to the Sound (Effects) ................................................................................................ 62
Sounding the Metronome........................................................................................................................ 63
Changing the Animation.............................................................................................................. 63
Adjusting the Tempo .................................................................................................................... 64
Determining the Tempo with Tempo Marks ............................................................................ 64
Changing the Beat of Metronome............................................................................................... 65
Changing How the Metronome Beat (Pattern) Sounds........................................................... 65
Changing the Type of Sound....................................................................................................... 66
Changing the Volume................................................................................................................... 66
Chapter 2 Using Automatic Accompaniment ........................................................ 67
Music Style and Automatic Accompaniment....................................................................................... 67
About Chords............................................................................................................................................ 68
Playing Chords with Simple Fingering ..................................................................................... 68
Displaying the Chord Fingering On Screen (Chord Finder) .................................................. 69
Choosing a Music Style ........................................................................................................................... 70
Choosing a Music Style from Data Disk .................................................................................... 71
Playing Sounds with the Left Hand Along with the Automatic Accompaniment......................... 72
Playing Just the Rhythm Pattern ............................................................................................................ 73
Adjusting the Tempo for Automatic Accompaniment ....................................................................... 73
Playing a Music Style (Start/Stop)......................................................................................................... 74
Starting Automatic Accompaniment When You Play the Left-hand Section (Sync Start). 74
Starting at the Press of a Button .................................................................................................. 75
Stopping Automatic Accompaniment ....................................................................................... 75
Adjusting the Timing During a Performance and Starting Over........................................... 75
Playing the Count Sound at the End of the Intro ................................................................................ 76
Modifying an Accompaniment .............................................................................................................. 77
Changing the Accompaniment Pattern Within a Song (Fill-In) ............................................. 77
Changing the Arrangement of the Accompaniment ............................................................... 78
Adding Harmony to the Right-hand Part (Melody Intelligence)...................................................... 79
Adding Automatic Accompaniment to Regular Piano Performance (Piano Style Arranger) ...... 80
Changing the Volume Balance for the Accompaniment and Keyboard .......................................... 81
Adjusting the Volume of Each Performance Part................................................................................ 81
Chapter 3 Some Handy Features............................................................................ 83
Playing Back Songs for Practice ............................................................................................................. 83
Displaying the Score ..................................................................................................................... 84
Adjusting the Tempo ............................................................................................................................... 85
Determining the Tempo Using the Selected Interval............................................................... 86
Playback with No Change in Tempo..................................................................................................... 87
Counting Down Before a Performance Starts ...................................................................................... 88
Preventing the Part to Be Practiced from Sounding............................................................................ 89
Placing a Marker Within a Song............................................................................................................. 90
Placing/Erasing a Marker Within a Song ................................................................................. 90
Playback from a Marker Location............................................................................................... 91
Moving a Marker........................................................................................................................... 91
Playing Back to the Same Passage Over and Over .............................................................................. 92
Transposing the Key of the Keyboard (Key Transpose)..................................................................... 93
Transposing a song for playback ........................................................................................................... 94
Checking Your Performance On Screen................................................................................................ 95
Specifying the Part to Display ..................................................................................................... 96
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance .............................................. 97
Recording Your Playing with Ease ........................................................................................................ 98
Recording a Performance Using Automatic Accompaniment ........................................................ 100
Redoing a Recording.............................................................................................................................. 101
Erasing a Recorded Song....................................................................................................................... 102
Erasing the Sound Recorded at Specific Track Buttons......................................................... 102
Changing How Recording Stops.......................................................................................................... 103
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Contents
Recording Songs Starting with Pickups .............................................................................................. 104
Composing an Accompaniment By Entering Chords (Chord Sequencer)..................................... 105
Creating a Rhythm Part with Ease....................................................................................................... 108
Saving Songs to Floppy Disks .............................................................................................................. 109
Formatting Floppy Disks (Format)........................................................................................... 109
Saving Your Songs on Floppy Disk.......................................................................................... 111
Deleting Songs from Floppy Disks ...................................................................................................... 113
Changing the Order of Songs on Floppy Disk ................................................................................... 114
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function ........................................................... 115
Selecting the Recording Method .......................................................................................................... 115
Recording While Erasing the Previous Recording (Replace Recording) ............................ 116
Overdubbing Without Erasing the Previous Recording (Mix Recording) ......................... 116
Repeatedly Recording Over the Same Location (Loop Recording)..................................... 116
Re-Recording Part of Your Performance (Punch-in Recording) .......................................... 117
Multitrack Recording with 16 Parts (16-Track Sequencer)............................................................... 118
The 16-track Sequencer Screen .................................................................................................. 119
Recording with the 16 Track Sequencer .................................................................................. 119
Getting the Most Suitable Part Tones for the Musical Genre (Tone Set) ............................ 120
Changing the Settings of Each Part...................................................................................................... 120
Composing a Song That Changes the Beat Partway Through......................................................... 122
Changing a Song’s Basic Tempo .......................................................................................................... 122
Changing the Tempo Within the Song................................................................................................ 123
Adjusting the Tempo While Listening to a Song.................................................................... 123
Adjusting the Tempo at a Particular Measure ........................................................................ 123
Chapter 6 Editing Functions ................................................................................. 124
Choosing an Editing Function.............................................................................................................. 124
Canceling an Edit.................................................................................................................................... 124
Copying a Measure ................................................................................................................................ 125
Copying a Rhythm Pattern ................................................................................................................... 126
Correcting Timing Discrepancies......................................................................................................... 126
Deleting a Specific Measure .................................................................................................................. 127
Inserting a Blank Measure..................................................................................................................... 128
Transposing Individual Parts ............................................................................................................... 128
Making a Measure Blank....................................................................................................................... 129
Exchanging Parts .................................................................................................................................... 130
Correcting Notes One by One .............................................................................................................. 130
Modifying the Tone Changes in a Song .............................................................................................. 131
Chapter 7 Using Other Functions......................................................................... 132
Creating an Original Style (User Style) ............................................................................................... 132
Combining Styles to Create a New Style (Style Composer) ................................................. 132
Creating a Style from a Song You Composed Yourself (Style Converter) ......................... 134
Saving a User Style................................................................................................................................. 137
Saving on the Floppy Disk......................................................................................................... 137
Saving on the [Disk/User] button ............................................................................................ 137
Deleting a User Style Saved on Floppy Disk .......................................................................... 138
Storing the Panel Settings (User Program) ......................................................................................... 138
Calling Up User Program...................................................................................................................... 139
Changing How Button Settings Are Called Up...................................................................... 139
Saving User Programs on Floppy Disk ............................................................................................... 140
Calling Up Saved User Programs from Floppy Disk............................................................. 140
Erasing a User Program Saved on a Floppy Disk .................................................................. 141
Disabling Everything Except Piano Play (Panel Lock) ..................................................................... 141
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings.................................................................. 142
Changing the Settings for One Touch Piano ...................................................................................... 142
Adding Ambience from Different Venues to Songs (Ambience)......................................... 142
Changing the Tuning.................................................................................................................. 143
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Contents
Adjusting Resonance .................................................................................................................. 144
Changing Key Touch (Key Touch) ........................................................................................... 144
Fine Adjustment of the Piano Tone .......................................................................................... 145
Changing the Settings for Automatic Accompaniment.................................................................... 145
Changing the Keyboard’s Split Point....................................................................................... 145
Changing How the Automatic Accompaniment Plays ......................................................... 146
Changing the Chord Tone and Bass Tone ............................................................................... 146
Canceling the Chord Intelligence Function............................................................................. 147
Keeping the Same Tone and Tempo When the Music Style Changes................................. 147
Assigning Functions to Pedals .................................................................................................. 147
Changing the settings for Score screen ............................................................................................... 149
Changing the Tone Set When Playing Back a Song .......................................................................... 149
Changing the Settings for the Marker and the Count Sound .......................................................... 150
Changing the Number of Measures Counted and the Count Sound.................................. 150
Playing the Count Sound at Each Repetition.......................................................................... 150
Placing a Marker in the Middle of a Measure......................................................................... 150
Adjusting the Standard Pitch (Master Tuning).................................................................................. 151
Changing the Type of Reverb Effect.................................................................................................... 151
Changing the Type of Chorus Effect ................................................................................................... 152
Changing the Bend Range..................................................................................................................... 152
Changing the Screen Settings ............................................................................................................... 153
Hiding the On-screen Lyrics...................................................................................................... 153
Changing the Language ............................................................................................................. 153
Adjusting the Contrast of the Screen........................................................................................ 153
Changing the Screen Message When the Power Is Turned On (Opening Message).................... 153
Maintaining Settings After the Power Is Turned Off (Memory Backup)....................................... 154
Restoring the Factory Settings (Factory Reset)................................................................................... 154
Repositioning the Touch Screen ........................................................................................................... 155
Chapter 9 Connecting External Devices .............................................................. 156
Connecting MIDI Devices ..................................................................................................................... 156
MIDI Settings .......................................................................................................................................... 157
Synchronizing with Connected MIDI Devices................................................................................... 159
MIDI Ensemble ....................................................................................................................................... 159
Connecting to Audio Equipment ......................................................................................................... 160
Connecting a Computer ........................................................................................................................ 161
Appendices............................................................................................................. 162
Trouble Shooting ......................................................................................................................... 162
If this Message Appears on Screen ........................................................................................... 164
Tone List ....................................................................................................................................... 166
Drum/SFX Set List........................................................................................................................ 170
Music Style List............................................................................................................................ 175
Rhythm Pattern List..................................................................................................................... 177
Chord List ..................................................................................................................................... 178
Effects List.................................................................................................................................... 180
Demo Song List............................................................................................................................ 181
Data Disk Song List ..................................................................................................................... 182
Music Files That the KF-90 Can Use .......................................................................................... 183
The KF-90 allows you to use the following music files ......................................................... 183
About the KF-90 Sound Generator ........................................................................................... 183
Glossary........................................................................................................................................ 184
MIDI Implementation Chart ......................................................................................................... 186
Main Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 187
Index.............................................................................................................................................. 189
Important Notes on Combining the KF-90 and FPS-9 .............................................................. 193
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Panel Descriptions
■ Rear Panel
1
1
2
3
[Power] Switch
4
6
5
6
7
8
Mic
Pressed to switch the power on and off (p. 17).
Volume Knob
2
Adjusts the volume level for the microphone (p. 18).
AC Inlet
Used only the supplied power cable (p. 16).
Mic In Jack
3
Used for connecting microphones (p. 18).
Pedal Jacks
Connect the supplied pedal (DP-6) and others (p. 16).
7
When connected to Damper, the pedal functions as a damper
pedal.
You can connect audio equipment or other digital
instruments and hear them through the KF-90's speakers
(p. 160).
When connected to Sostenuto, the pedal functions as a
sostenuto pedal.
When connected to Soft, the pedal functions as a soft pedal.
4
MIDI Out/In Connectors
Connect between these and external MIDI instruments to
exchange performance information (p. 156).
5
8
Line In Jacks
Line Out Jacks
You can use these to play the notes from the KF-90 on an
audio device or record what you play on a tape recorder
(p. 160).
Computer
Computer Switch
Switches the connections for the MIDI connectors and the
computer port (p. 161).
Also, this switch is set to Mac, PC-1, or PC-2 according to the
type computer that's connected.
Computer Connector
You can connect a computer to this jack to exchange
performance information (p. 161).
* You can't use the MIDI Out/In connector and the Computer
connector at the same time.
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Panel Descriptions
■ Front Panel
1
1
2
3
4
6
7
5
8
Disk Drive
9
10 11 12
17
13 14 15 16
11 Bwd[
22
Rewinds the song.
2
Fast-forwards the song.
Adjusts the overall volume level (p. 17).
3
[Brilliance] Knob
12 Fwd[
13 Reset[
19 20 21
23
24
] Button
You can insert a floppy disk for playing back or saving songs
(p. 39, p. 109).
[Volume] Knob
18
] Button
] Button
Adjusts the tone brightness (p. 17).
Sets the position from which playback will begin to the start
of the song.
4
14 Stop[
[Reverb] Knob
Adjusts the amount of reverb (p. 59).
5
[Balance] Knob
Changes the volume balance for sounds played with the
keyboard and for songs and accompaniments (p. 81).
6
[Part Balance] Button
Use this button to adjust the relative volumes of each of the
parts played in the Automatic Accompaniment, the
percussion or effects sounds played with the keyboard, and
the tones played with the keys (p. 81).
7
[Demo] Button
Press this to hear an internal demo song and to view the KF90's main features in the display (p. 22).
] Button
Pressed to stop playback or recording.
15 Play[
] Button
Starts playback or recording for a song.
16 Rec[
] Button
Puts the keyboard in record standby mode.
Arranger Section
17 Style Orchestrator [-] [+] Buttons
Used to change the arrangement type for automatic
accompaniment (p. 78).
18 [Sync/Reset] Button
Composer Section
This setting simultaneously starts the Automatic
Accompaniment when any key in the left side of the
keyboard is played (p. 74). Additionally, by pressing this
button while Automatic Accompaniment is being played,
you can restart with the accompaniment synchronized
(p. 75).
9
19 [Count Down] Button
8
[User Program] Button
Stores the selected functions and states of the buttons. It can
also call up settings that have been stored (p. 138).
[Song/Disk] Button
This can be used to make settings for the disk, such as saving
a recorded song on floppy disk (p. 39, p. 83, p. 109).
10 [Composer Navigator] Button
You can select convenient functions for playing back,
recording or editing a song (p. 34).
Lets you know the end of intro with counts down (p. 76).
20 Beat Indicator
This lights up in correspondence with the beat of the selected
song or accompaniment.
21 Tempo [-] [+] Buttons
Adjust the tempo (p. 64, p. 73, p. 85).
Press the [-] and [+] buttons at the same time to return to the
basic tempo.
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Panel Descriptions
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
31 32 33
37
35 36
38
39
22 Fill In
30 [Drums/SFX] Button
[To Variation] Button
Changes the keyboard to play percussion and effect sounds
(p. 58).
Inserts a fill-in in an automatic accompaniment and changes
to the Variation accompaniment pattern (p. 77).
[To Original] Button
Inserts a fill-in in an automatic accompaniment and changes
to the Original accompaniment pattern (p. 77).
23 Intro/Ending [1] [2] Buttons
Play an intro or ending during automatic accompaniment
(p. 74).
24 [Start/Stop] Button
31 [Melody Intelligence] Button
Adds harmony to the sounds played with the keyboard
(p. 79).
32 [Advanced 3D] Button
When performing along with the automatic accompaniment
or the internal songs, you can add three-dimensional breadth
(p. 60).
33 [Vocal Effect] Button
Starts and stops automatic accompaniment (p. 75).
Applies a variety of effects to vocals from the microphone
(p. 43).
25 Touch Screen
Music Style Section
This lets you perform a variety of operations just by touching
the screen (p. 18).
34 Music Style Buttons
26 Value [-] [+] Buttons / Dial
You can use this to change on-screen values or select various
items.
35 [User/Disk] Button
27 [Metronome] Button
36 [Style Navigator] Button
Activates the built-in metronome. And you can change the
metronome settings (p. 63).
28 [Transpose] Button
Press this button to select convenient functions when
performing with Automatic Accompaniment or when
creating Styles (p. 28).
Transposes the keyboard or songs pitch (p. 93).
Tone Select Section
29 One Touch Program
37 Tone Select Buttons
[Piano] Button
Selects the kinds of sounds (Tone groups) played by the
keyboard (p. 24, p. 51).
Changes the keyboard to a piano sound and makes the
optimal settings for a piano performance (p. 23, p. 50).
[Arranger] Button
Makes the optimal settings for playing with automatic
accompaniment (p. 30, p. 70).
Selects a internal Music Style (p. 30, p. 70).
Selects a Style on the floppy disk (p. 71), or to choose a User
Style that you've made yourself (p. 132).
38 [Tone Navigator] Button
You can select convenient functions for selecting tones
(p. 25).
39 [Function] Button
Selects a variety of play-related functions (p. 26, p. 151-p.
155).
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Before You Play
Installing the Music Stand
fig.00-03.j
fig.00-01
Roland
Expression Pedal
(EV-5)
Pedal Switch
(DP-6)
1. Using the supplied screws, fasten the music stand
to the back of the KF-90 as illustrated.
Turn the screws clockwise to tighten them.
2. To remove the music stand, support it with one
hand while loosening the screws.
* Be sure to use the supplied screws for attaching the music
stand.
* When attaching the music stand, support it firmly with one
hand to make sure that you do not drop it.
Be careful, so you do not get your fingers pinched.
* Do not apply excessive force to the installed music stand.
Connecting the Power Cord
fig.00-02.j
Rear Panel
When connected to the Damper jack, the pedal can be
used as a damper pedal.
When connected to Sostenuto, the pedal can be used as a
sostenuto pedal.
When connected to Soft, the pedal can be used as a soft
pedal.
* Unplugging a pedal cord from the unit while the power is on
may cause the pedal’s effect to be applied without stopping. Be
sure to switch off the power to the unit before attempting to
disconnect or connect a pedal cord.
Damper Pedal
Use this pedal to sustain the sound.
While the pedal is depressed, long lingering reverberations
continue to be added to the sound after you release from the
keys. When you depress the damper pedal on an acoustic
piano, the sound from the strings that were struck resonates
with other strings, adding rich reverberations and broadness
to the sound. You can adjust this resonance (Sympathetic
Resonance) when the damper pedal is depressed.
→ You can vary the amount of resonance applied when the
damper pedal is depressed. Refer to “Adjusting Resonance” (p.
144).
Sostenuto Pedal
When this pedal is depressed, reverberations are applied
only to the keys being played at that time.
Soft Pedal
* Be sure to use the supplied power cord.
1. Connect the supplied power cord to the AC inlet
on the back of the piano.
2. Plug the power cord into an AC outlet.
Connecting Pedals
1. Connect the supplied pedals (DP-6) to one of the
pedal jacks.
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This pedal is used to make the sound softer.
Playing with the soft pedal depressed produces a sound that
is not as strong as when otherwise played with the
equivalent strength. This is the same function as the left
pedal of an acoustic piano.
→ When connected to the Sostenuto jack or the Soft jack, you can
also assign other functions to the connected pedal. For more
information, see “Assigning Functions to Pedals” (p. 147).
→ By providing two more pedals, you can use three pedals at the
same time. If you wish to purchase the optional pedal (DP-2/
DP-6), please contact the dealer where you purchased the
keyboard.
→ You'll be able to change the pitch smoothly using the "Glide"
and "Bend Up/Down" functions (p. 147), after you connect an
EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately) to the Sostenuto or
Soft jack. An expression pedal can't be used to adjust the
volume, however.
Turning the Power On and
Off
Adjusting the Sound’s
Volume and Brilliance
Be sure to follow the steps below when turning the power on
or off. By turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk
causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other
devices.
fig.00-07.j
Turning On the Power
1. Before you switch on the power, turn the volume
down all the way by rotating the [Volume] knob.
fig.00-04
Use the [Volume] knob to adjust the overall
volume level.
Rotating the knob toward the right increases the volume;
rotating it toward the left decreases the volume.
3. Use the [Brilliance] knob to adjust the overall
sound quality.
2. Press the [Power] switch on the back of the unit.
After a few seconds, the unit becomes operable and
playing the keyboard produces sound.
Adjust the volume at appropriate levels.
Rotating the knob clockwise makes the tone brighter;
rotating it counterclockwise makes the sound more
restrained.
Connecting Headphones
fig.00-05.j
Rear Panel
Lower Position
The unit’s speakers will go silent when you plug in
headphones. This makes it convenient for playing at night, or
at other times when you do not want to disturb others.
fig.00-08
ON
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval
(a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will
operate normally.
Turning Off the Power
1. Plug the headphones into the Phones jack at the
1. Before switching the power off, turn the volume
all the way down by rotating the [Volume] knob.
2. Press the [Power] switch on the back of the unit.
The power is switched off.
front, on the left side of the piano.
The sound from the built-in speakers stops. Now, sound
is heard only through the headphones.
2. Use the [Volume] knob on the KF-90 to adjust the
volume of the headphones.
fig.00-06.j
Rear Panel
→ Use Stereo headphones.
Upper Position
OFF
Some Notes on Using Headphones
• To prevent damage to the cord, handle the headphones
only by the headset or the plug.
• The headphones may be damaged if the volume is too
high when they are plugged in. Lower the volume on the
KF-90 before plugging in the headphones.
• To prevent possible auditory damage, loss of hearing, or
damage to the headphones, the headphones should not
be used at an excessively high volume. Use the
headphones at a moderate volume level.
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Before You
Play
Before You Play
Before You Play
Connecting a Microphone
About the Touch Screen
You can connect a microphone into the Mic In jack, and enjoy
karaoke with the KF-90.
The KF-90 makes use of a Touch Screen. This lets you carry
out a wide variety of actions just by touching the screen.
fig.00-09
fig.00-10.j
1. Connect a microphone to the Mic In jack on the
back of the instrument.
2. Rotate the [Mic Volume] knob next to the Mic In
jack to adjust the volume level for the
microphone.
→ You can use a microphone (sold separately). When purchasing
a microphone, please consult the vendor where you bought the
KF-90.
Some Notes on Using a Microphone
• Be careful of high volume levels when using mikes late
at night or early in the morning.
• When connecting a microphone to the KF-90, be sure to
lower the volume. If the volume control is too high when
the microphone is plugged in, noise may be produced by
the speakers.
• Howling could be produced depending on the location
of microphones relative to speakers. This can be
remedied by:
• Changing the orientation of the microphone.
• Relocating microphone at a greater distance from
speakers.
• Lowering volume levels.
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Immediately after the power is turned on, this screen
appears. For more detailed information, refer to p. 50.
* The Touch Screen is operated by touching it with your finger.
Pressing hard, or using a hard object can damage the Touch
Screen. Be careful not to press too hard, and be sure to use only
your fingers to operate the Touch Screen.
* The positioning of the Touch Screen may become displaced due
to changes in the surrounding environment and over time. If
this happens, follow the steps in “Repositioning the Touch
Screen” (p. 155) to correct the pointer position.
* Do not place items on the touch panel.
■ Basic Screen
The following screen is called “Basic Screen.”
You can usually display this screen by touching <Exit> in the display several times.
If touching <Exit> doesn’t display this screen, follow either of the procedures described
below to display it.
• Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
The basic screen appears and displays the settings for Automatic Accompaniment.
• Hold down the One Touch Program [Piano] button and press any one of the Tone
Select buttons, then touch <Exit>.
fig.00-11
Tempo
1
Beat
Measure
Tone Part
Name
2
3
4
1
Such as the name of the song and Music Style appears.
2
The Tone names are selected appear.
3
Information about the Automatic Accompaniment, such as the form of
each of the chords as they are played and icons are shown in the display. Information about the manner in which the chords are played is
not displayed when Automatic Accompaniment is not being used.
4
The on-screen graphics that appear three dimensional work like buttons. These are called “Icons.”
Using the Main Icons
With the KF-90, you can many other screens besides the basic screen to do things. The
main icons you can use on these screens are as follows.
Some screens consist on two or more pages.
You can display the next page or the previous page of the screen
by touching Page < > or < >.
Touch this to exit the screen that is currently displayed.
You can usually display the Basic screen by touching <Exit> several times.
* You can adjust the contrast of the screen. Check out “Adjusting the Contrast of the Screen” (p.
153).
* The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown
by the display. Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the
system (e.g., includes newer sounds), so what you actually see in the display may not always
match what appears in the manual.
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Before You
Play
Before You Play
Before You Play
MEMO
20
Quick Start
Quick Start
21
Playing the Keyboard
Listening to the Demo Song
You can watch the introductions of KF-90’s sound and keyboard, or listen to the demo
songs, which use a variety of the KF-90’s built-in instrument sounds and Music Styles
(accompaniment styles in various musical genres).
fig.Q1-01
1
1.
2, 3
Press the [Demo] button.
A Demo screen appears.
fig.Q1-02.e
2.
Touch the screen to select the demo type.
Display
Demo Songs
Content
Demo song performance
Tones
Demo performance of the internal tones
Styles
Demo performance of the internal Music Styles
Sound
Description of the KF-90 piano tones
Keyboard
Score
Description of the KF-90 Keyboard (Progressive Hammer
Action)
Description of the scores that can be displayed on the KF-90
By touching <All>, you can view these demos in succession.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Demo screen.
3.
22
Touch <Exit> at the bottom left of the screen to end the Demo
screen.
Playing the Keyboard
Playing the Keyboard Like a Piano (One-touch Piano)
Quick Start
First, let’s try piano play.
By pressing the One Touch Program [Piano] button you can instantly make the optimal
settings for piano performances.
fig.Q1-03
3
1.
1
Press the One Touch Program [Piano] button.
A Piano screen like the one shown below appears.
fig.Q1-04.e
2.
When you finger the keyboard, the piano sound is produced.
In this way, you can make the settings for piano play at any time using the One Touch
Program [Piano] button.
3.
Touch
or
keyboard.
next to the picture of the piano, then finger the
The amount by which the piano’s top is opened changes, and the sound also changes.
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Playing the Keyboard
Performing with Various Instrument Sounds
The KF-90 is able to produce the sounds of various instruments and effects. The various
types of sounds are called “Tones.”
The tones are divided into nine separate groups, each assigned to the Tone Select buttons.
fig.Q1-05
2, 3
1.
1
Press one of the Tone Select buttons to choose a Tone Group.
The screen shows six of the Tones included in the chosen Tone Group.
fig.Q1-06.e
2.
Touch Page < > < > to switch screens.
The screen changes, and other tones in the selected tone group are displayed.
Choose the tone you want to play.
3.
Touch the screen to choose the tone you want to select.
You can listen to a typical phrase for the Tone by touching <Audition> at the bottom
right of the screen.
When you play the keyboard, the selected tone is played.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Basic screen (p. 19).
Try choosing and playing a variety of different tones.
About “EX” Tone
These are tones that Roland recommends you use in order to enjoy enhanced expressive
capabilities.
Some of the EX Tones change according to the force with which the keys are played
(velocity).
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Playing the Keyboard
Quick Start
Handy Features for Selecting Tones
([Tone Navigator] Button)
Pressing the [Tone Navigator] button lets you use a handy feature when selecting tones.
fig.Q1-07
2, 3
1.
1
Press the [Tone Navigator] button.
A Tone Navigator screen like the one below appears.
fig.Q1-08.e
2.
Touch the screen to choose the desired activity.
Display
Description
Check It Out!
You can select tones just by touching icons for the suggested
tones, or combination of tones, displayed on the screen.
Find Suitable
After selecting the type of musical instrument and musical
genre, you can then find tones that will sound good with
your selections.
Index
Allows searching of tones using the first letter of the tone
name.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Tone Navigator screen.
3.
Touch <Exit> at the bottom left of the screen to end the Tone
Navigator screen.
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Playing the Keyboard
Practicing a Song Using Music Files
(Piano Master)
Now, let’s have some fun practicing using the song data on the Data Disk included with
the KF-90.
“Piano Master” can help you master your favorite songs.
You can practice using commercially available Music Files, not just the included disk.
About Music Files, take a look at “Music Files That the KF-90 Can Use” (p.
183).
fig.Q1-12
2, 4, 5
1.
Press the [Function] button.
A Function screen like the one below appears.
fig.Q1-10.e
2.
3.
4.
5.
Touch <Piano Master> on the Touch Screen.
Insert a floppy disk containing a song for practice into the disk
drive.
Follow the on-screen instructions to practice.
Touch <Exit> at the bottom left of the screen to end the Piano
Master.
The Function screen appears.
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1
Playing the Keyboard
MEMO
Quick Start
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Playing with Accompaniment
Playing with Automatic Accompaniment
([Style Navigator] Button)
Pressing the [Style Navigator] button lets you use a feature that makes play with
automatic accompaniment even more enjoyable.
fig.Q2-01
2, 3
1.
1
Press the [Style Navigator] button.
A Style Navigator screen like the one below appears.
fig.Q1-08.e
2.
Touch the screen to choose the desired activity.
Display
Description
EZ Arranger
Take a look at page 29.
Virtual Jam
Take a look at page 29.
Create Style
You can Create a original style (User Style) by using the
method of Style Composer and Style Convertor (p. 132).
Chord Finder
You can have the notes comprising the chord be shown in the
screen, whenever you are not sure how a certain chord is fingered (p. 69).
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Style Navigator screen.
3.
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Touch <Exit> at the bottom left of the screen to end the Style
Navigator screen.
Playing with Accompaniment
■ Enjoying Automatic Accompaniment with Ease (EZ Arranger)
1.
Quick Start
Let’s try playing using Automatic Accompaniment.
Automatic Accompaniment is a feature that creates an accompaniment matched to the
chords you specify with the left hand, making the performance more impressive and
enjoyable.
To use Automatic Accompaniment, you need to press some buttons and make the
settings for Automatic Accompaniment, but EZ Arranger lets you use Automatic
Accompaniment just by answering some onscreen questions.
Press the [Style Navigator] button.
The Style Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <EZ Arranger>.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
When you’ve answered all the questions, you can start playing with Automatic
Accompaniment right away.
When specifying the chords yourself in a performance, specify the chords in the left part
of the keyboard, as illustrated below.
fig.Q1-08.e
Split Point ( F 3 )
The range specifyed a chord
4.
Touch <Exit> to end the EZ Arranger.
The Style Navigator screen appears.
■ Playing with your band (Virtual Jam)
You can select the Pattern to be performed in each Part, and have these played together
just like a backing band. Furthermore, you have complete freedom in combining the
Parts.
1.
Press the [Style Navigator] button.
The Style Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Virtual Jam>.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
When you’ve answered all the questions, you can start playing with Automatic
Accompaniment right away.
4.
Touch <Exit> to end the Virtual Jam.
The Style Navigator screen appears.
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Playing with Accompaniment
Playing with an Automatic Accompaniment
(One-touch Arranger)
In this section we will explain how you use Automatic Accompaniment not using [Style
Navigator].
When using Automatic Accompaniment, press the One Touch Program [Arranger]
button. You can make the optimal settings for playing Automatic Accompaniment with
just a single touch of this button.
■ Let’s Try Playing, “Little Brown Jug”
Now, let’s try playing “Little Brown Jug” (you can see the score on page 32) using
Automatic Accompaniment.
In this example we’ll play the song with the “Big Band” Music Style.
You can enjoy a different ambience even with the same song just by changing the Music
Style. Let’s try playing with a wide variety of Music Styles.
fig.Q2-06
7 8 5
1.
3, 4
1
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
The following screen like the one below, is called “Basic Screen” (p. 19).
fig.Q2-07.e
2.
Press the [Jazz] button.
The following screen appears.
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2
Playing with Accompaniment
fig.Q2-07-2.e
Quick Start
3.
4.
Touch Page < > and <
to choose <Big Band>.
> to switch pages, then touch the screen
Touch <Exit>.
The previous screen appears.
5.
Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to adjust the tempo of the
accompaniment.
Press the [-] and [+] buttons at the same time to return to the basic tempo.
6.
Finger the “C” key in the following figure to start play.
First an intro of 8 measures is played.
Play the right-hand and left-hand parts of the score on the keyboard.
Play the “C,” “F,” and “G” keys on the keyboard with the timing indicated for “C,” “F,”
and “G” on the next page score for the left-hand part, as shown in the figure. There’s no
need to hold down the key, so you can get ready to finger the next one.
fig.Q2-08.e
C
F 3
G
F
7.
Left
Right
Press the Fill In [To Variation] button with the timing on the score.
The Accompaniment Pattern changes.
Pressing the [To Original] button returns you to the original accompaniment pattern.
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the performance, try varying the timing for the
accompaniment pattern as you like.
8.
Press the Intro/Ending [1] button with the timing on the score.
After the ending plays, the accompaniment stops.
Pressing the Intro/Ending [2] button plays a simple ending.
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Playing with Accompaniment
fig.Q2-09.e
Little Brown Jug
Play the C Key on the
keyboard.
Left
Intro 8 measures
Right
Left
Press the Fill In [To Variation] to change
the Accompaniment Pattern.
Press the Intro/Ending [1]
to sound the Ending.
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Playing with Accompaniment
MEMO
Quick Start
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Recording a Performance
Recording a Song ([Composer Navigator] Button)
You can use the KF-90's “Composer” section for simple recording and playback of your
performances.
When recording a song, try pressing the [Composer Navigator] button.
fig.Q3-09
1
1.
2, 3
Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
A Composer Navigator screen like the one below appears.
fig.Q1-08.e
2.
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Touch the screen to choose the desired activity.
Display
Description
16 Track
Sequencer
This allows you to record performance for up to 16 parts to
create ensemble songs (p. 118).
Chord Sequencer
You can create an accompaniment only by entering its chord
progression (p. 105).
Rhythm Pattern
Only selecting a rhythm pattern, you can record a rhythm
part (p. 108).
Song Edit
You can edit a song by using a variety of ways (p. 124).
Beat Map
You can create songs that have beat changes during the
course of the song (p. 122).
Recording a Performance
Description
Maker/Count In
You can set a marker at a point within a song and then go
immediately to that measure, and have a count-in be sounded
before the performance starts (p. 90).
Rec Mode
Use this mode when making changes in the recording
method and the manner in which recording is to be stopped
(p. 103).
Play Mode
By changing the settings, you can play back portions of the data
using tones particular to the KF-90 (p. 149).
Quick Start
Display
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Composer Navigator screen.
3.
Touch <Exit> at the bottom left of the screen to end the Composer
Navigator screen.
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Recording a Performance
Recording a Performance with Automatic
Accompaniment
In this section, we’ll record a performance with Automatic Accompaniment for “Little
Brown Jug” on page 32.
fig.Q3-01
1
7
9 6
2, 4, 5
3
4
Get ready to Record
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The following screen appears.
fig.Q3-02.e
2.
Touch <0:> to display <0:New Song> on the screen.
If <0:> doesn’t appear on screen, touch Page < > and <
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
> to switch screens.
Get ready to play
3.
4.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
Use the Music Style buttons and the touch screen to choose a
Music Style you want to play.
In the same way as on page 32, when you play “Little Brown Jug,” press the [Jazz]
button, then choose <Big Band>.
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Recording a Performance
5.
Quick Start
6.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to adjust the tempo of the
accompaniment.
Start recording
7.
Press the Rec [
] button.
The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
To stop recording, press the Stop [
8.
] button.
Play on the left-hand section of the keyboard.
Automatic accompaniment starts, and recording is started at the same time.
Now begin playing.
fig.Q3-03
Stop recording
9.
Press the Intro/Ending [1] button.
An ending is played, then the automatic accompaniment stops, and recording is stopped
at the same time.
● When the Following Screen is Displayed
If there’s song data remaining in the internal memory, the screen shown below appears
when you try to choose a song.
fig.01-55.eps
If you don’t want to erase the song
Touch <Cancel>.
Save the song on a floppy disk.
For information on how to save your song, see “Saving Songs to Floppy Disks” (p. 109).
Erasing a song
Touch <OK>.
The recorded performance or song whose settings have been changed is erased.
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Recording a Performance
Listening to the Recorded Performance
Now listen to the performance you have recorded.
fig.Q3-05
1, 2, 3
1.
Press the Reset [
] button.
Now, you can play back the song from the beginning.
2.
Press the Play [
] button.
The recorded performance is played back.
3.
Press the Stop [
] button.
Playback stops.
NOTE
NOTE
38
Any performance that has been recorded is deleted when the power to the
KF-90 is turned off. If you don’t want to lose your recorded performance,
save it on a floppy disk. For information on how to save your song, see
“Saving Songs to Floppy Disks” (p. 109).
If there’s a recorded performance in the KF-90’s internal memory, you can’t
play back another song. Check out “Erasing a Recorded Song” (p. 102).
Using Music Files
Listening to Music Files
Quick Start
Here’s where you can know how to use the disk drive to listen to commercially available
music files.
You can also listen to KF-90 performance data saved on a floppy disk in the same way.
fig.Q5-01
1, 2
■ Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk
NOTE
1.
If you’re using the disk drive for the first time, be sure to read the important
notes on p. 6.
Hold the floppy disk face up, and push it into the disk drive until it
clicks into place.
The disk drive is on the left side of the front panel.
fig.Q5-02.e
Indicator
Eject Button
Floppy Disk
NOTE
2.
Never eject a disk while reading or writing is in progress, since that can
damage the magnetic surface of the disk, rendering it unusable. (The disk
drive's indicator will light up at full brightness when the drive is busy
reading or writing data. Ordinarily, the indicator will be less brightly lighted,
or be extinguished.)
To remove a disk, press the EJECT button.
The end of the floppy disk comes out of the slot. Gently grasp the end of the floppy disk
and pull it out.
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Using Music Files
■ Playing Back Music Files
fig.Q5-03
1
1.
2.
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3, 4, 5
Insert the floppy disk containing the songs into the disk drive
(p. 39).
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The Song/Disk screen appears.
fig.Q5-04.e
3.
Touch the screen to choose a song.
If there are more than five songs on the disk, touch Page <
Touching <
4.
Touch <
> to switch the pages.
> displays various information about the song you selected.
> on screen to play back the song.
You can also start playback by pressing Play [
The on-screen <
5.
><
> changes to <
] button.
>.
To stop playback of the song, touch <
> on the screen.
You can also stop playback by pressing the Stop [ ] button.
If you let the selected song play to the end, playback stops automatically.
The on-screen <
6.
> changes to <
Press the Reset [
>.
] button to go back to the beginning of the song.
When you play a song with an upbeat (in other words, a song that starts before
the first beat), the screen like the Basic screen (p. 19) shows PU, 1, 2, and so on
as the measure numbers.
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Using Music Files
● When the Following Screen is Displayed
Quick Start
If there’s song data remaining in the internal memory, the screen shown below appears
when you try to choose a song.
fig.Q5-05.e
If you don’t want to erase the song
Touch <Cancel>.
Save the song on a floppy disk.
For information on how to save your song, see “Saving Songs to Floppy Disks” (p. 109).
Erasing a song
Touch <OK>.
The recorded performance or song whose settings have been changed is erased.
■ Playing Back All Songs Continuously (All Song Play)
You can continuously repeat playback of all the songs. This function is called “All Song Play.”
1.
Insert the floppy disk containing the songs into the disk drive.
2.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
fig.Q5-04.e
3.
Touch <
> on the screen.
All songs are played back in sequence. The on-screen < > changes to < >.
When the last song has finished playing, playback then repeats after returning to the first
song.
4.
Press the Stop [ ] button or touch <
playback of the songs.
> on screen to stop
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Using Music Files
Enjoying Karaoke Performances with Music Files
You can connect a microphone into the Mic jack, and enjoy karaoke with the KF-90.
For more on connecting a microphone, refer to “Connecting a Microphone”
(p. 18).
Karaoke music files must be purchased separately. When purchasing music
files, please consult the vendor where you bought the KF-90.
Check out “Music Files That the KF-90 Can Use” (p. 183).
1.
Connect the microphone, then adjust the volume with the [Mic
Volume] knob on the back of the KF-90.
You can also adjust the depth of the Mic echo. (p. 44)
You can also enjoy this with the Voice Transformer function (p. 44) and Harmonist
function (p. 46).
fig.Q5-06.e
2.
Insert the floppy disk that contains music files into the disk drive.
Please refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p. 39).
3.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The Song/Disk screen appears.
4.
Touch the screen to choose a song.
Touch <Exit> several times, the Basic screen (p. 19) appears.
5.
If you need to, use the Tempo [-] [+] buttons to adjust the tempo.
6.
If necessary, change the key of the song.
You can transpose a song being played back to match the pitch range of your voice when
you sing along with it. For details, refer to “Transposing a song for playback” (p. 94).
7.
Press the Play [
] button to begin playback of the song.
Sing a song along with music.
When you play back a Music File with lyrics, the lyrics appear on screen.
8.
Press the Stop [
] button to stop playback.
You can hide lyrics, if you like.
Take a look at “Hiding the On-screen Lyrics” (p. 153).
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Using Music Files
Adding the Effects to Your Voice
Quick Start
You can connect a microphone into the Mic jack, and enjoy modifying your voice
through the mic with the KF-90.
fig.Q5-07
2, 3
1.
1, 4
Press the [Vocal Effects] button.
A Vocal Effects screen appears.
fig.Q5-08.eps
2.
Touch the screen to choose the desired activity.
Display
Echo
Transformer
Harmonist
Description
Adjusting the Mic echo (p. 44).
Modifying your voice sounds (p. 44).
Adding harmony to your voice (p. 46).
Vocal Count In
You can start a song or Automatic Accompaniment by your
counting (p. 47).
Vocal Keyboard
Plays the keyboard notes with a voice scale (p. 48).
Music Files
You can have a specified part played as harmony while a
song is played back (p. 48).
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Vocal Effects screen.
3.
4.
Touch <Exit> to go back the previous screen with the Vocal Effect
function still in effect.
To cancel the Vocal Effects, press the [Vocal Effects] button to go
out the button’s indicator.
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Using Music Files
■ Adjusting the Echo
You can adjust the echo added to the sound from a microphone connected to the KF-90.
1.
Press the [Vocal Effects] button.
A Vocal Effects screen appears.
2.
Touch <Echo>.
fig.Q5-09.eps
3.
4.
Touch <Echo> horizontal slider to adjust the amount of echo
applied.
Touch Type <1> or <2> to change the type of echo.
Display
Description
1
Adds clear reverberations.
2
Adds reverberations like a karaoke-type echo.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Vocal Effects screen.
■ Modifying Your Voice
With the KF-90, you can modify the way your voice sounds through the microphone.
This is called the “Voice Transformer” function.
1.
Press the [Vocal Effects] button.
The Vocal Effects screen appears.
2.
fig.Q5-10.eps
44
Touch <Transformer>.
Using Music Files
3.
Touch one of the icons on the screen.
Display
Quick Start
Here’s what the different icons do.
Description
Makes your voice sound like a child’s.
Makes your voice sound like a big animal’s.
Makes your voice sound like a robot’s.
Makes your voice sound like a duck’s.
Makes your voice sound like an alien’s.
Makes your voice sound like computer.
Makes a man’s voice sound like a woman’s.
Makes a woman’s voice sound like a man’s.
4.
Sing through the microphone.
Your voice is transformed according to the item you selected.
NOTE
5.
When you use the Voice Transformer function, the resonance setting for the
piano (see p. 144) may sometimes be reset.
Touch the icon you selected in step 3 again to cancel the Voice
Transformer function.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Vocal Effects screen.
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Using Music Files
■ Adding Harmony
You can sing with a harmony accompaniment, even when you’re playing solo. This is
called the “Harmonist” function.
1.
Press the [Vocal Effects] button.
The Vocal Effects screen appears.
2.
Touch <Harmonist>.
Now you can use the Harmonist function.
fig.Q5-11.eps
3.
Touch one of the icons for <Harmonist> to choose how to apply the
harmony.
Display
Description
This provides an effect similar to that of two people singing a
melody in unison.
This applies a voice modified by Voice Transformer to your own
voice. If you don’t use the Voice Transformer function, this lets
you sing with a voice one octave higher.
This applies a voice modified by Voice Transformer to your own
voice. If you don’t use the Voice Transformer function, this lets
you sing with a voice one octave lower.
When you finger the keyboard, the notes played are added to
your voice as harmony.
This adds a harmony a Major fifth above your own voice.
This adds a harmony a Major 3rd above your own voice.
This adds a harmony a Major fourth below your own voice.
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Using Music Files
Display
Description
Quick Start
Harmony is added to the chords you play on the keyboard.
NOTE
4.
When you use the Harmonist function, the resonance setting for the piano
(p. 144) may sometimes be reset. And the effects applied to the keyboard
may be canceled.
Touch the icon you selected in step 3 again to cancel the Harmonist
function.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Vocal Effects screen.
■ Starting Song and Automatic Accompaniment by Vocal Count
You can start the song and Automatic Accompaniment by giving the count through the
microphone.
1.
Press [Voice Effects] button.
The Vocal Effects screen appears.
2.
Touch <Vocal Count In>.
fig.Q5-12.eps
3.
Select <Song> or <Arranger>.
Display
Description
Arranger
After your counting, the Automatic Accompaniment will
start.
Song
4.
After your counting, the song will start.
Count to four (“One, two, three, four”) into the mic.
Be sure to count to four.
The tempo is set to the timing you counted using the microphone.
The song or Automatic Accompaniment will start.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Vocal Effects screen.
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Using Music Files
■ Playing the Keyboard Notes with a Voice Scale
You can have the melody that is sung into the microphone played using the KF-90's tones.
NOTE
1.
2.
When <Vocal Keyboard> function is ON, the Voice Transformer (p. 44) and the
Harmonist function (p. 46) are disabled. Both <Vocal Keyboard> and the Voice
Transformer or the Harmonist cannot be selected simultaneously.
Press the [Vocal Effects] button.
Touch <Vocal Keyboard>.
If <OFF> icon is selected, touch <ON> to apply the effect.
fig.Q5-13.eps
3.
Touch the one of the icons to select the tone for the keyboard.
You can also select the Tone by using the Tone Select button (p. 24).
Now, you can playing the keyboard notes with a vocal scale. The Tone you’ve selected
is heard when you finger the keyboard.
4.
Touch <OFF> to cancel the Keyboard function.
■ Adding the Harmony to the Song
When you sing along with the playback of a specified part in the song data, harmony is
added using the scale for the specified part.
NOTE
1.
When <Music Files> is selected, the Voice Transformer function (p. 44) is disabled.
Both <Music Files> and the Voice Transformer cannot be selected simultaneously.
Select a song you want to add the harmony.
If you use the song on floppy disk, insert the floppy disk.
About selecting a song of floppy disk, please refer to page 40.
2.
3.
Press [Vocal Effects] button.
Touch <Music Files>.
fig.Q5-14.eps
4.
Touch one of the icons to select a performance part.
A matching harmony is added to the performance of the part you chose.
5.
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Touch the icon you selected in step 4 again to cancel the Music
Files function.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Reference
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Appendices
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Chapter 1 Performance
Playing the Keyboard Like a Piano
(One-touch Piano)
You can make the optimal settings for a piano performance at the touch of a
single button.
fig.01-01
1.
Press the One Touch Program [Piano] button.
A Piano screen like the one shown below appears.
fig.01-02.e_70
Settings are made for the following situations.
• The Grand Piano sound is selected.
Since this instrument
faithfully reproduces real
acoustic piano action and
response, sounds in the top
one-and-one-half-octave
range continue to play,
regardless of the damper
pedal action, and the tone
in this range is audibly
different. The Key
Transpose setting (p. 93)
can also be used to change
the range that is unaffected
by the damper pedal.
• When the keyboard has been split into upper and lower sections (p. 55),
this returns the keyboard to a single section.
• The functioning of the pedals returns the pedals to their usual functions
(p. 16).
• The effect (p. 62) is set to “Sympathetic Resonance.”
Changing the Piano Sound
1.
Touch
next to the illustration of the piano.
The amount by which the piano’s top is opened changes, and the sound also
changes.
This simulates the sound reflections that occur when the lid of a grand piano
is open.
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You can change settings
related to the piano
performance by touching
<Customize> at the bottom
of the screen. For more
information, take a look at
“Changing the Settings for
One Touch Piano” (p. 142).
Chapter 1 Performance
Playing a Wide Variety of Instrument Sounds
The KF-90 comes with a large number of built-in instrument sounds and
effects. This lets you enjoy performances with sounds matched to a wide
range of musical genres. The various types of built-in sounds are called
“Tones.” The tones are divided into nine separate groups, each assigned to
one of the nine “Tone Select” buttons.
fig.01-03
1.
Press one of the Tone Select buttons to choose a Tone Group.
The pressed Tone Select button’s indicator lights.
The screen shows six of the Tones included in the chosen Tone Group.
fig.01-04.e_70
For information on the
Tone Navigator button,
take a look at the “Handy
Features for Selecting
Tones ([Tone Navigator]
Button)” (p. 25).
For information on the
Effects, take a look at the
“Applying Effects to the
Sound (Effects)” (p. 62).
This screen is called the “Tone Selection” screen.
2.
Use Page < > and < > to switch screens, and touch the
screen to choose a Tone.
The Tone you’ve selected is heard when you finger the keyboard.
Also, the next time you press the Tone Select button you chose in step 1, the
tone you selected here is sounded.
You can audition tones by listening to a typical phrase for the Tone by
touching <Audition> at the bottom right of the screen.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
About <EX> Tone
These are tones that Roland recommends you use in order to enjoy
enhanced expressive capabilities.
Some of the EX Tones change according to the force with which the keys are
played (velocity).
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Chapter 1
For more about the names
of Tones, take a look at the
“Tone List” (p. 166).
Chapter 1 Performance
Changing Tones with Value [-] [+] Or the Dial
You can also use Value [-] [+] or the dial to change a Tone. When you use the
Value [-] [+] button or the dial, the pages are switched automatically,
without having to touch Page < > and < >.
fig.01-05
1.
Press one of the Tone Select buttons to choose a Tone Group.
A Tone Selection screen appears.
2.
Use the Value [-] and [+] buttons or the dial to select a Tone.
The indicator for the corresponding Tone Select button blinks.
3.
Finger the keyboard or press the blinking Tone Select button
to decide your selection.
The Tone Select button’s indicator lights up steadily. The Tone you’ve
selected is heard when you finger the keyboard. Also, this is the Tone that
you’ll hear the next time you choose this Tone Select button.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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Chapter 1 Performance
Combining the Sounds of Two Instruments
(Layer Play)
You can play two different sounds from a single key at the same time. This
method of performance is called “Layer Play.” For instance, it’s possible to
play the Tones for both Piano and Strings in combination.
fig.01-06.e
Chapter 1
Grand Piano 1
Strings
1.
At the Basic screen, touch <Layer> at the bottom of the
screen.
Basic Screen (p. 19)
fig.01-07.e_70
The screen changes as shown below.
fig.01-08.e_70
This tone displayed in the lower section is called the “Layer Tone.”
When the keys are played, the tone selected in Step 1 and the Layer Tone are
played together.
2.
To cancel the Layer Play, touch <Layer> a second time.
When you finger the keyboard, only the sound displayed at the upper area
of the screen is played.
You can change the volume
level for each of the Tones.
Check out “Adjusting the
Volume of Each
Performance Part” (p. 81).
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Chapter 1 Performance
Changing the Tones
1.
On the Touch Screen, touch the name of the Tone you want
to change.
fig.01-09.e_70
2.
Press one of the Tone Select buttons.
The Tone Selection screen appears.
3.
Use Page < > and < > to switch screens, and touch the
screen to choose a Tone.
You can also select a Tone using the Value [-] and [+] buttons or the dial.
4.
Touch <Exit>.
The Basic screen appears.
When you finger the keyboard, the selected Tone and the other Tone are
played.
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If you touch <- Oct> and
<+ Oct> at the bottom of
the Tone Selection screen,
the pitch will change in
one-octave steps. To learn
more, check out “Shifting
the Keyboard Pitch in
Octave Steps (Octave
Shift)” (p. 57).
Chapter 1 Performance
Playing Different Tones with the Left
and Right Hands (Split Play)
The Split feature allows you to split the keyboard into two zones, then play
a different sound in each zone.
You can change the split
point. Please refer to
“Changing the Keyboard’s
Split Point” (p. 145).
fig.01-10.e
Split Point
Acoustic Bass
Grand Piano 1
• Switching to Split Play directly from Layer Play
Split Point
Acoustic Bass
Grand Piano 1
Strings
1.
become the tone of the
right hand of the keyboard
in Split mode.
At the Basic screen, touch <Split>.
The tone in the right-hand part remains the same as it was before the
keyboard was split, and the tone in the lower part switches to the tone
displayed on the upper left part of the basic screen.
In this case, the tone in the right portion of the keyboard is called the “Upper
Tone,” and the tone in the left portion of the keyboard is called the “Lower
Tone.”
fig.01-11.e_70
2.
When you switch to Split
mode directly from Layer
Play (p. 53), the two tones
played in Layer Play
To cancel the Split Play, touch <Split>.
The tone in the upper part then is effective for the entire keyboard.
Basic Screen (p. 19)
You can independently
adjust the volume levels of
the notes played by the
upper and lower sections of
the keyboard. Check out
“Adjusting the Volume of
Each Performance Part” (p.
81).
When the keyboard has
been divided into upper
and lower sections, the
damper pedal is applied to
only the upper section. If
you want to add lingering
reverberations to the notes
of the lower section, see
“Assigning Functions to
Pedals” (p. 147).
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Such a division of the keyboard into right- and left-hand sections is called a
“Split,” and the key where the division takes place is called the “Split Point.”
The split-point key is included in the left-hand section. Each time power to
the keyboard is turned on, the split point is reset to “F#3.”
Chapter 1 Performance
Changing the Tones
1.
2.
On the Touch Screen, touch the name of the Tone you want
to change.
Press one of the Tone Select buttons.
The Tone Selection screen appears.
3.
Use Page < > and < > to switch screens, and touch the
screen to choose a Tone.
You can also choose a Tone using the Value [+] and [-] buttons or the dial.
4.
Touch <Exit>.
When the Split Play setting
is in effect, <- Oct> and
<+ Oct> appear at the
bottom of the Tone
Selection screen. Touching
these changes the pitch of
the keyboard by octaves.
To learn more, check out
“Shifting the Keyboard
Pitch in Octave Steps
(Octave Shift)” (p. 57).
The Basic screen appears.
Play the keyboard to hear the Tone you selected.
■ Selecting a Different Tone in the Current Tone Group
You can select a tone in the currently selected Tone group without using the
Tone Select buttons.
1.
2.
Display the Basic Screen (p. 19).
Touch <Tone> on screen.
fig.01-12.e_70
Touching <Split> to cancel
the split function during
Automatic Accompaniment
activates the Piano Style
Arranger. Take a look at
“Adding Automatic
Accompaniment to Regular
Piano Performance (Piano
Style Arranger)” (p. 80).
The Tone part name is
The tone selection screen appears.
3.
Touch an icon at the bottom of the screen to switch the Tone
part.
This allow you select a Tone of the Tone part displayed on the icon.
Touching the icon changes the Tone part, and Tone selection screen switches
of the currently Tone Group of the Tone part.
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displayed at the above or
below the Tone name at the
Basic screen.
Chapter 1 Performance
4.
Use Page < > and < > to switch screens, and touch the
screen to choose a Tone.
You can also choose a Tone using the Value [-] and [+] buttons or the dial.
5.
Touch <Exit>.
The Basic screen appears.
When the keyboard has been set up so that the right-hand and left-hand
parts play different sounds (Split Play ➝ p. 55) or so that the sounds for two
instruments are played in combination (Layer Play ➝ p. 53), you can shift
the pitch of the notes you play by an octave at a time. This function is called
“Octave Shift.”
For instance, you can make the pitch of the keyboard’s left-hand part match
the pitch of the right-hand part during Split Play. Or, you could change the
pitch of each tone, and play both tones together during Layer Play.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Chapter 1
Shifting the Keyboard Pitch in Octave Steps
(Octave Shift)
NOTE
You can’t use this feature
when set up so that the
entire keyboard is played
as a single instrument.
Make sure the Basic screen is displayed.
Basic Screen (p. 19)
Touch <Layer> or <Split> to select Layer play or Split play.
Touch the tones on which to use Octave Shift on the touch
screen.
Touch <Tone>.
The Tone Selection screen appears.
5.
Touch <- Oct> and <+ Oct> at the bottom of the screen to
adjust the pitch of the sound.
fig.01-14.e_70
Each touch of <+ Oct> raises the pitch one octave.
Each touch of <- Oct> lowers the pitch one octave.
You can vary the pitch within a range down two octaves or up two. The state
of the pitch is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
6.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Basic screen.
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Chapter 1 Performance
Playing Drum Sounds
You can use the keyboard to play percussion sounds or effects such as sirens
and animal sounds.
fig.01-15
1.
Press the [Drums/SFX] button, getting its indicator to light up.
When you finger the keyboard now, each key plays a different percussioninstrument sound.
fig.01-16.e_70
2.
Touch <Type>
to change the type of drum set.
The drum set appears in the middle of the screen.
Sets of percussion sounds, such as “STANDARD,” are called “Drum Sets.”
Each drum set contains a wide variety of percussive instrument sounds and
sound effects, and each key plays a different sound.
You can play the Drum sound by touching the figure of drum set on the
Drum screen.
3.
Pressing the [Drums/SFX] button again to return to the
previous sound.
The [Drum/SFX] button’s indicator goes out, and you are returned to the
previous screen.
The sound played with the keyboard reverts to the instrument sound used
before the [Drums/SFX] button was pressed.
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The combination of sounds
assigned to the keyboard
varies according to the
drum set. Take a look at the
“Drum/SFX Set List” (p.
170).
Chapter 1 Performance
■ Playing Effect Sounds
1.
Press the [Drums/SFX] button, getting its indicator to light up.
2.
Touch <SFX> at the bottom of the screen.
When you finger the keyboard now, each key plays a different effect sound.
You can listen the Sound Effect by touching the icons on the SFX screen.
fig.01-16-2.e_70
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A set of effect sounds is called an “SFX set.”
Touching <Drums> at the bottom of the screen makes it so that percussion
instruments are sounded.
3.
For the tones of the SFX set,
refer to “Drum/SFX Set
List” (p. 170).
Pressing the [Drums/SFX] button again to return to the
previous sound.
The button’s indicator goes out, and the previous screen appears.
The sound played with the keyboard reverts to the instrument sound used
before the [Drums/SFX] button was pressed.
Adding Reverberation to Sounds
(The Reverb Effect)
The KF-90 can apply a reverb effect to the notes you play on the keyboard.
Applying reverb adds pleasing reverberation to what you play, so it sounds
almost as if you were playing in a concert hall.
fig.01-17
You can change the type of
reverb that’s applied.
Please refer to “Changing
the Type of Reverb Effect”
(p. 151).
NOTE
1.
Adjust the [Reverb] knob to select the amount of reverb
effect to be applied.
Rotating the knob clockwise applies a deeper reverb, and rotating it
counterclockwise applies less reverb.
If you press the One Touch
Program [Piano] button for
the purposes of a piano
performance, settings for
the reverb effect that were
made using the [Reverb]
knob could get altered.
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Effects Adding Three-Dimensional Breadth
to Your Performances (Advanced 3D)
When performing along with the automatic accompaniment or the songs,
you can add three-dimensional breadth to the sounds. This provides the
pleasant effect of “wrapping” your performance within the accompaniment.
fig.01-18
1.
Press the [Advanced 3D] button.
The Advanced 3D screen appears in the display.
2.
Touch the window icon to switch the effect on or off.
Three-dimensional breadth is added to the sound of the selected
accompaniment part.
fig.01-19.e_70
Advanced 3D ON
Advanced 3D OFF
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen with the Advanced 3D
function still in effect.
3.
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Press the [Advanced 3D] button once more, extinguishing
the button’s indicator, to eliminate the effect.
Chapter 1 Performance
Selecting the part to apply Advanced 3D Effect
With “Keyboard” in Advanced 3D set to On, you can select the Parts to
which the 3D effect is applied when the keys are played.
1.
Touch <Options> at the Advanced 3D screen.
The following display appears.
fig.01-19-2.e_60
Chapter 1
Display
All Parts
Layer Part
2.
Description
The effect is applied to all Parts played on the keyboard.
The effect is applied to Layer Part. When the Layer play
(p. 53) is not being used, the effect is not applied to what
is played on the keyboard, even if “Keyboard” is set to
On.
Touch <All Parts> or <Layer Part>.
Touch <Exit> to go back the Advanced 3D screen.
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Applying Effects to the Sound (Effects)
You can apply a wide range of different effects to the notes you play on the
keyboard.
1.
Press one of the Tone Select buttons to choose a Tone to
which you want to apply an Effect.
NOTE
When you press the One
Touch Program [Piano],
you cannot change the type
of effects.
The Tone Selection screen (p. 51) appears.
2.
Touch <Effect> on the screen.
NOTE
The Effect screen appears.
fig.01-20.e_70
3.
If you apply a different
effect to the Layer tone (p.
53) or the Lower tone (p.
55) than the effect applied
to the Upper tone (the tone
shown in the upper right of
the basic screen), the effect
may not be applied in some
cases. Select the same effect
as for the Upper tone.
Touch <ON>.
The optimal effect for the keyboard sound is applied.
4.
5.
Touch <Type>
Touch <Depth>
applied.
to choose the type of effect.
to adjust the amount of effect
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
6.
For more information on
the different types of
effects, take a look at the
“Effects List” (p. 180).
To cancel the effect, touch <OFF> at the Effects screen.
You can select the type of
chorus effect. Please refer
to “Changing the Type of
Chorus Effect” (p. 152).
About the Effects
When the effects is set to ON, the optimal effect is applied for the currently
selected sound. Also you can apply effects for each tone. Although turning
off the power returns the effects to their initial settings, carrying out
Memory Backup (p. 154) allows you to save and store the effect settings even
after the power is turned off.
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The same effect will apply
to all sounds of the [Voice/
GS] button that are
followed by a “GS” symbol.
If you change the effect for
these sounds, the effect will
also change for other
sounds with the “GS”
symbol.
Chapter 1 Performance
Sounding the Metronome
The KF-90 features a built-in metronome functions.
You can start or stop the metronome sound simply by pressing the
[Metronome] button. During playback of a song, or when performing with
automatic accompaniment, the metronome sounds to the tempo and beat of
the song in progress.
fig.01-21
Chapter 1
1.
Press the [Metronome] button to start the metronome‘s
sound.
The [Metronome] button’s indicator lights up, and a Metronome screen like
the one below appears.
fig.01-22.e_70
2.
To stop the metronome’s sound, press the [Metronome]
button.
The [Metronome] button’s indicator goes dark.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
■ Changing the Animation
A metronome that moves along with the tempo usually is displayed at the
center of the Metronome screen. You can change this to an animated
bouncing ball (a ball that moves along in time with the tempo), or other
animation.
1.
At the Metronome screen, touch the icons at the bottom of
the screen.
The animation type will change.
Metronome
Bouncing Ball
Doctor
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■ Adjusting the Tempo
The tempo of the Metronome can be set within the range of 20 to 250. The
tempo of the metronome changes automatically if you use an automatic
accompaniment or play back a song.
fig.03-01
1.
Press the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to choose a tempo.
The setting is at “120” when the KF-90 is powered up.
You can also use the Value [-] [+] buttons or dial to adjust the tempo.
Turn the dial clockwise for a faster tempo, or counterclockwise for a slower
tempo.
■ Determining the Tempo with Tempo Marks
You can set the tempo by choosing a tempo indicator, such as “Allegro,”
indicated on the screen.
1.
At the Metronome screen, touch the tempo mark on the
screen.
The tempo is set to match the tempo mark.
fig.01-23.e_70
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Even if you touch the bar
graph on the screen
directly, you can still
change the tempo.
Chapter 1 Performance
■ Changing the Beat of Metronome
1.
2.
At the Metronome screen, touch <Beat>.
The available choices for the beat appear at the bottom of the screen.
When
Choose the beat from among the selections by touching your
choice.
only the upbeat will sound.
is selected,
You can scroll the display to one side or the other and show other choices
Chapter 1
for the beat by touching
.
■ Changing How the Metronome Beat (Pattern) Sounds
The metronome usually sounds one beat per quarter note, but you can
change the beat pattern to sound, for example, one beat for every dotted
quarter note.
1.
At the Metronome screen, touch <Pattern>.
The available choices for the type of pattern appear at the bottom of the screen.
2.
Choose a pattern from among the selections by touching
your choice.
You can scroll the display to one side or the other and show other choices
for the pattern by touching
Display
.
Description
The metronome sounds in the ordinary way.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of dotted half-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of half-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of dotted quarter-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of quarter-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of dotted eighth-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of eighth-note upbeats.
Counting starts at the beginning of the measure,
in intervals of sixteenth-note upbeats.
Plays with backbeats as the added sound.
Plays with triplets as the added sound.
With a triplet beat (6/8, 9/
8, or 12/8), added notes are
sounded as triplets.
Adds a shuffle.
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■ Changing the Type of Sound
You can change the type of sound of the metronome.
When you turn on the power, the setting is for “ordinary metronome
sound.”
1.
At the Metronome screen, touch <Sound>.
The type of sound appear at the bottom of the screen.
2.
Touch the screen to select a metronome sound.
Display
Description
Ordinary metronome sound
Electronic metronome sound
A voice counting “1, 2, 3” in Japanese.
A voice counting “1, 2, 3” in English
Dog and cat cries
Woodblock sound
Triangle and castanet sounds
Clapping
■ Changing the Volume
You can adjust the volume of the metronome to any of ten possible levels.
Metronome volume is set to “
1.
(5)” when the keyboard is turned on.
At the Metronome screen, touch <Volume>.
The available choices for the volume level appear at the bottom of the
screen.
2.
Touch the volume icon you like.
Choosing
sets the volume to the lowest level, and choosing
to the highest level.
Choose
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to silence the metronome sound.
sets it
Chapter 2 Using Automatic Accompaniment
Music Style and Automatic Accompaniment
What is Automatic Accompaniment?
With the KF-90, just by pressing the One Touch Program [Arranger] button,
you can select Automatic Accompaniment. Automatic Accompaniment is a
feature that immediately plays an optimal accompaniment based on the
accompaniment pattern of the Music Style and the chords you finger on the
keyboard. Using Automatic Accompaniment, you can play with an
impressive accompaniment, even when you perform alone. Also, by
varying the Music Style, accompaniment pattern, and chords, you can easily
enjoy a wide range of arrangements of the same song.
Chapter 2
For information on how to play Automatic Accompaniment, see “Choosing
a Music Style” (p. 70).
What’s a Music Style?
A Music Style is an accompaniment style that has been designed to fit in
with a particular musical style.
There are many different varieties of music around the world, and each one
has its own unique features. What gives jazz its “jazziness” and classical
music its unmistakable classical feel is the unique combination of elements,
such as the instruments used, melody, and phrasing, which interact to create
the musical character of the genre. A Music Style makes use of such
elements to bring out the distinctive atmosphere and mood of each musical
genre.
The Makeup of a Music Style
A Music Style is made up of a set of six performance states called
“Divisions.”
Division
Intro
Description
This is the state when an intro is playing.
Original
This is the state where an Original accompaniment pattern is played.
Variation
This is the state where a Variation accompaniment pattern is played.
Fill In to Original
This is the state where a Variation fill-in is played.
Fill In to Variation
This is the state where an Original fill-in is played.
Ending
This is the state where an ending is played.
Also, a Music Style is made up of five performance parts: “Rhythm,” “Bass,”
“Accompaniment 1,” “Accompaniment 2,” and “Accompaniment 3.”
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About Chords
A chord is a group of notes played at the same time. The pitch of the note
that forms the base (the root note) is shown by a letter, and the type of
constituent notes is shown by the chord type.
For instance, the chord “C Maj” has C (do) as the root note, and “Maj” (major)
as the chord type. C Maj is composed of the three notes “C,” “E,” and “G.”
fig.02-C1.e
C Maj
Chord Type
Root Tone
C
E
G
The root notes of chords are all indicated by a letter of the alphabet,
(sharp) and
For more information
about chord fingering, refer
to the “Chord List” (p. 178).
(flat), which correspond as follows.
fig.02-C2.e_90
■ Playing Chords with Simple Fingering
“Chord Intelligence” is a feature that intelligently decides on
accompaniment chords the moment you play a key (root note) specifying a
chord during automatic accompaniment.
To play a C Maj chord, for example, you usually have to finger the three
keys C, E, and G; but with Chord Intelligence, you only have to press the C
key to initiate a C Maj chord accompaniment.
You can cancel the Chord
Intelligence function. For
more information, see
“Canceling the Chord
Intelligence Function” (p.
147).
fig.02-C3.e
• How to play the chord in the Chord Intelligence mode
Major
Minor
Ex: C min
Ex: C Maj
Play the chord root.
Minor Sevinth
Seventh
Ex: C 7
Play the root and
the second key above it.
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Ex: C min 7
Play the root,
the third key above it, and
the second key below it.
Diminished
Major Seventh
Ex: C Maj 7
Play the root and
the third key above it.
Play the root and
the first key below it.
Ex: C dim
Play the root and
the sixth key above it.
Chapter 2 Using Automatic Accompaniment
■ Displaying the Chord Fingering On Screen (Chord Finder)
Whenever you are not sure how a certain chord is fingered, you can have the
notes comprising the chord be shown in the screen.
1.
Press the [Style Navigator] button.
The Style Navigator screen will appear.
fig.02-02.e_70
Chapter 2
2.
3.
On the screen, touch <Chord Finder>.
Touch the screen to specify the root of the chord you want to
learn about.
The chord fingering appears on screen.
fig.02-03.e_70
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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Choosing a Music Style
You can choose a wide variety of Music Styles by pressing the Music Style
button. The following buttons are called Music Style buttons.
fig.02-04
When you press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button to change the
Music Style, the played notes and tempo of the right-hand part of the
keyboard change to the optimal Music Style, and the settings that let you
play with Automatic Accompaniment are made right away.
1.
2.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
Press the Music Style button to choose the group for the
Music Style.
For more information
about the types of Music
Styles, take a look at the
“Music Style List” (p. 175).
For information on the
Style Navigator button,
take a look at the “Playing
with Automatic
Accompaniment ([Style
Navigator] Button)” (p. 28).
fig.02-05.e_70
3.
Press Page < > and < > and the Touch Screen, the Value
[-] [+] buttons, or the dial to choose a Music Style.
When you use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial, the pages are switched
automatically, without having to touch Page < > and < >.
4.
Touch <Preset A>, <B>, <C>, or <D> on the screen.
When you choose any one of <Preset A> through <D>, the Music Style’s
tempo, the tone of the right-hand part, the settings of the Style Orchestrator
(p. 78), and the like change.
By varying the tempo or Tone, you can enjoy performances with a totally
different ambience, even when the Music Style is the same.
5.
6.
When you change the
Music Style, the tempo and
Tone change to match the
Music Style you’ve chosen.
If you don’t want to change
the tempo and Tone, take a
look at “Keeping the Same
Tone and Tempo When the
Music Style Changes” (p.
147)).
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Basic screen.
Specify a chord by playing it on the left-hand keyboard
section.
Automatic Accompaniment of the selected Music Style is played.
fig.02-05-2.e
Split Point ( F 3 )
The range specifyed a chord
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You can change the split
point. Please refer to
“Changing the Keyboard’s
Split Point” (p. 145).
Chapter 2 Using Automatic Accompaniment
7.
Press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button to play an ending and
stop performance of the accompaniment.
■ Choosing a Music Style from Data Disk
You can use Music Styles on the Data Disk included with the KF-90, as well
as User Styles saved on floppy disk (p. 137).
There are some ways how
this starting and stopping
works. Refer to “Playing a
Music Style (Start/Stop)”
(p. 74).
fig.02-06
Chapter 2
1.
Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
For information on how to use the disk drive, see p. 39.
2.
Press the [Disk/User] button.
The following screen will appear.
fig.02-07.e_70
3.
Touch Page < > or < > and the Touch Screen to choose a
Music Style.
Touch Page <
> several times to display the Music Styles stored in internal
memory.
Styles with numbers that begin with “L” are Styles stored in internal
memory.
4.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
When you specify a chord in the lower section of the keyboard, the music
style you’ve chosen will be sounded.
The Music Style you’ve selected from the floppy disk remains in memory
until you switch off the power. You can play the Music Style you last
selected just by pressing the [Disk/User] button, even if you’ve taken the
floppy disk out of the disk drive.
You can save three User
Styles on the [Disk/User]
button (the internal
memory) of the KF-90.
Take a look at “Saving a
User Style” (p. 137).
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Playing Sounds with the Left Hand
Along with the Automatic
Accompaniment
Ordinarily, when you perform while using the Automatic Accompaniment,
no sound is produced from keys in the left part of the keyboard when they
are pressed. When you touch the <Lower> icon, though, you can play the
tone in the left side of the keyboard while simultaneously having the
Automatic Accompaniment play.
1.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
The Basic screen appears.
2.
Touch <Lower> on the screen.
The screen changes as shown below.
3.
Specify a chord by playing it on the left-hand keyboard
section.
Automatic Accompaniment is played.
4.
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To cancel the Lower part sound, touch <Lower>.
When changing the tone in
the left portion of the
keyboard (the lower part),
refer to “Changing the
Tones” (p. 56).
Chapter 2 Using Automatic Accompaniment
Playing Just the Rhythm Pattern
A Music Style can be made to sound only the Rhythm Pattern.
1.
Choose a Music Style.
2.
Press the One Touch Program [Piano] button.
3.
Press the [Start/Stop] button.
Only the Rhythm Pattern of the selected Music Style is played.
NOTE
There are any patterns in
the Music Styles that are
not included in the Rhythm
Patterns. In certain cases,
such as when such Music
Styles are selected, the
Rhythm Pattern may not
play.
Chapter 2
Adjusting the Tempo for Automatic
Accompaniment
fig.02-08
1.
Select the Music Style, then press the One Touch Program
[Arranger] button.
This makes the setting for Automatic Accompaniment.
2.
Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to adjust the tempo.
The tempo appears at the top-left area of the screen.
Pressing the [+] button makes the tempo faster, and pressing [-] makes the
tempo slower.
You can return to the original tempo for the Music Style by pressing [-] and
[+] at the same time.
You can also change the tempo using the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial.
You can change the tempo
of Automatic
Accompaniment even
while the automatic
accompaniment is playing.
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Playing a Music Style (Start/Stop)
Pressing the One Touch Program [Arranger] button activates Sync Start for
the accompaniment (which starts the accompaniment simultaneously when
you play something in the lower section of the keyboard), and makes the
setting for automatically playing an appropriate intro for the
accompaniment. You can change how this starting and stopping works.
fig.02-09
■ Starting Automatic Accompaniment When You
Play the Left-hand Section (Sync Start)
1.
Press the [Sync/Reset] button, getting the button indicator to
light.
The Intro/Ending [1] button’s indicator will flash.
2.
Specify the chord on the lower-part of keyboard.
The intro is played and the automatic accompaniment starts.
Changing the Intro
Before starting automatic accompaniment, you can follow the steps shown
below to change or silence the intro.
Starting Without an Intro
Press the Intro/Ending [1] button, extinguishing the indicator, then specify
the chord.
Starting with a Simple Added Intro
Press the Intro/Ending [2] button, getting the indicator to start blinking.
Then, specify the chord.
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■ Starting at the Press of a Button
1.
Press the [Sync/Reset] button, extinguishing the indicator.
The indicator for the Intro/Ending [1] button also goes dark.
2.
Specify the chord on the lower-part of keyboard.
Fingering a key on the left-hand section of the keyboard while the [Sync/
Reset] button’s indicator is dark causes a chord to be sounded.
This note is called the “Chord Tone,” and the root of the chord that is played
at the same time is called the “Bass Tone.”
3.
You can change the sound
of the chord tone and bass
tone. Take a look at
“Changing the Chord Tone
and Bass Tone” (p. 146).
Chapter 2
Press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button, or the [Start/Stop]
button.
The automatic accompaniment starts.
Pressing the [Start/Stop] button starts the automatic accompaniment
without an intro. Pressing the Intro/Ending [2] button plays a simple intro.
■ Stopping Automatic Accompaniment
Stopping with an Added Ending
1.
Press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button.
An ending is played, then the automatic accompaniment stops.
Pressing the Intro/Ending [2] button plays a simple ending.
Stopping at the Press of a Button
1.
Press the [Start/Stop] button.
Automatic accompaniment stops as soon as you press the button.
■ Adjusting the Timing During a Performance and
Starting Over
If the timing of the accompaniment is off during a performance, pressing
this button lets you start playing over from the beginning of the division(p.
67).
fig.02-10
1.
Press the [Sync/Reset] button.
The count sound begins immediately, then the accompaniment starts.
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Playing the Count Sound at the End of the Intro
If an intro is played before your performance, you can have the count sound
played to the end of the intro, allowing you to understand easily where you
are to start playing.
fig.02-12
1.
Press the [Count Down] button, getting the indicator to light.
2.
Press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button.
The intro starts, and the count sound plays to the end of the intro.
If the [Sync/Reset] button’s indicator is lit, specifying a chord in the lefthand area will cause the intro to start, and a count to sound in the same way.
fig.02-11.e
Ex: 4/4
When the intro has finished playing,
the accompaniment is played.
Intro
1
2
3
4
~
Count Sound
3.
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To stop the count sound, press the [Count Down] button,
extinguishing its indicator.
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Modifying an Accompaniment
You can change the arrangement of automatic accompaniment and the
accompaniment pattern.
■ Changing the Accompaniment Pattern Within a
Song (Fill-In)
There are two accompaniment patterns: the original one, and a variation
that’s a little more flowery. In addition, a fill-in (a short phrase) is added at
the points where the accompaniment patterns change, which adds more
variation to the song. It can be effective to use the quieter original pattern for
the first half of the song, and the variation pattern for the second half.
1.
2.
Pressing the Fill In [To Variation] button (its indicator
should light) makes the setting for playing the variation
accompaniment pattern.
Pressing the Fill In [To Original] button (its indicator should
light) makes the setting for playing the original
accompaniment pattern.
Pressing these buttons during a performance inserts a one-bar fill-in in time
with when the buttons were pressed, and the accompaniment pattern
changes.
What’s a “Fill-In”?
A short improvisational phrase inserted at the bar line is called a “Fill-In.”
The KF-90 plays the optimal phrase for the selected Music Style.
Adding a Fill-in Without Changing the Accompaniment Pattern
You can play a fill-in without changing the accompaniment pattern by
pressing whichever of the Fill In [To Original] and FIll In [To Variation]
buttons that is flashing while a performance is in progress.
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fig.02-13
You can change the
accompaniment pattern
without inserting a fill-in.
In that case, assign the
function to the pedal and
use it. See “Assigning
Functions to Pedals” (p.
147).
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■ Changing the Arrangement of the Accompaniment
You can change the arrangement of an accompaniment during the
performance of automatic accompaniment or while it is stopped. This
function is called “Style Orchestrator.” There are four arrangement types of
the accompaniment for each Music Style.
fig.02-14
1.
Press the Style Orchestrator [-] or [+] button to change the
arrangement of the accompaniment.
Pressing the [-] button provides a simpler arrangement; press the [+] button
for a more elaborate arrangement.
The value for “Style Orch” in the basic screen changes.
fig.02-14-2.e_70
NOTE
Some Music Styles don’t
change the arrangement of
the accompaniment when
you’ve followed the steps
just described.
Display
Basic
Description
The simplest arrangement
Adv1
A more elaborate arrangement
Adv2
Full
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The most elaborate arrangement
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Adding Harmony to the Right-hand Part
(Melody Intelligence)
You can add a harmony to the notes you play with the keyboard.
While an automatic accompaniment is playing, a harmony matched to the
chord you designate in the lower section of the keyboard is automatically
added to the notes you play on the upper section. This function is called
“Melody Intelligence.”
fig.02-15
Chapter 2
1.
Press the [Melody Intelligence] button, getting its indicator
to light up.
When you play something on the right-hand section of the keyboard, a
harmony is added to the notes you finger.
A Melody Intelligence screen like the one following appears.
fig.02-16.e_70
2.
Use Page < > < > and the Touch Screen, the Value [-] [+]
buttons, or the dial to choose a Harmony type.
When you play something on the keyboard, a harmony of the type you
selected is added to the notes you finger.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen with the Melody Intelligence
function still in effect.
3.
To cancel the Melody Intelligence function, press the
[Melody Intelligence] button to extinguish the indicator.
NOTE
The different types of
harmonies include some
that automatically change
the Tone. Also, when you
finger several keys at the
same time, harmony is
added to one note.
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Adding Automatic Accompaniment to Regular
Piano Performance (Piano Style Arranger)
Usually, with an automatic accompaniment performance, the
accompaniment is sounded by the chords you specify on the left-hand
section of the keyboard, with the melody played on the right-hand section.
If you like, however, you can make the KF-90 recognize chords from the
entire keyboard, and perform without splitting the keyboard. This function
is called the “Piano Style Arranger.”
This makes it possible to add an accompaniment automatically as you play
a song by fingering chords, without giving any thought to the location of a
keyboard split.
1.
2.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
Touch <Split> to cancel the Split Play.
fig.02-17.e_60
3.
Use the Music Style button and Touch screen to choose a
Music Style.
4.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Basic screen.
5.
Finger the keyboard.
The accompaniment starts when you finger a chord.
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Changing the Volume Balance for the
Accompaniment and Keyboard
You can change the volume balance for the song and accompaniment and
the notes played from the keyboard.
1.
Use the [Balance] knob to change the volume balance.
Rotating the knob toward “Accomp” lowers the volume of the keyboard.
Rotating the knob toward “Keyboard” lowers the volume of the song.
NOTE
When the [Balance] knob is
all the way to “Accomp,”
no sound is heard when
you finger the keyboard.
You can usually leave the
knob at the center position.
fig.02-18
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Adjusting the Volume of Each Performance Part
You can adjust the volume balance of each part of the Music Style and of
each tone when playing more than one tone with the keyboard.
fig.02-19
1.
Press the [Part Balance] button.
The Part Balance screen will appear.
The Part Balance screen is made up of two pages.
fig.02-20_60/fig.02-21_60
This shows the volume balance of each part of the Music Style.
Display
Rhythm
Bass
Accomp
Performance part
Rhythm
Bass, Bass tone (p. 75)
Accompaniment 1, Accompaniment 2, and Accompaniment 3
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fig.02-20_60/fig.02-21_60
This shows the volume balance of each keyboard tone during Layer play or
Split play, or when playing percussion or effect sounds with the keyboard.
Drs/SFX
2.
Volume of percussion instruments/effects played with
the keyboard (p. 58).
Lower
Volume level of the Lower Part (p. 55).
Layer
Volume level of the Layer Part (p. 53).
Upper
Volume level of the Upper Part (p. 55).
Touch
to adjust the volume of the respective Parts.
You can adjust the volume by touching the each slider on-screen.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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Playing Back Songs for Practice
Let's try practicing along with commercial music files or songs recorded on
floppy disk.
You can move to a certain measure within a song, and play back the song
from that location.
fig.03-08
Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive (p. 39).
2.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
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1.
A Song/Disk screen appears.
fig.03-09-2.e_60
3.
If there is song data in the
KF-90’s internal memory,
the “Delete song” message
appears. For more
information, see “If the
following message
appears” (p. 99).
Touch the screen to choose a song.
You can also use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to choose a song.
4.
Touch <Exit> several times.
Display the screen where the measure number appears in the top-right area
of the screen.
5.
6.
Press the Play [
] button to play back the song.
Press the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
where you want to listen.
] buttons to move to a bar
Pressing the button once moves your position by one measure. Hold down
the button to move forward or backward continuously.
7.
To stop playback of the song, press the Stop [
] button.
NOTE
When you start playback of
Music Files, the measure
number on the Basic screen
appears in reverse video.
While this is in reverse
video, the KF-90 is reading
data from the floppy disk,
so wait a few moments
until it finishes.
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To go back to the beginning of the song
1.
Press the Reset [
NOTE
] button.
To move to the end of the song
1.
Hold down the Stop [
button.
] button and press the Fwd [
]
■ Displaying the Score
If you’ve used markers to
designate a passage for
repeating (p. 92), you can
only move forward and
backward within the range
specified by the A and B
markers.
You can have the musical score of a recorded performance or a song from
floppy disk be displayed.
When you play back a Music File with lyrics, the lyrics appear on screen.
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The Song/Disk screen appears.
2.
Touch the screen to choose a song.
You can also use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to choose a song.
3.
Touch <Score> on the screen.
The Score screen appears.
If touching
fig.
can't
display the lyrics when
playing the Music Files
containing the lyric data,
the setting on the lyric is
OFF. Turn ON the setting
in the “Hiding the Onscreen Lyrics” (p. 153)
Icon
Description
The expanded score is displayed.
No notes appear in the
musical score when you
select a part that contains
no performance data.
Touch
to change to
another part.
Lyrics are displayed on the score.
Your performance data is displayed.
Refer to “Changing the
settings for Score screen”
(p. 149).
The left-hand part is displayed.
The right-hand part is displayed.
The both-hands part is displayed on the grand staff.
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For more information
about a part, refer to
“Multitrack Recording with
16 Parts (16-Track
Sequencer)” (p. 118)
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Icon
Description
You can change the setting of the part displayed or the
display setting of the score (p. 149).
4.
Press the Play [
] button.
The song play back starts, and the score moves with the tune.
Touching the illustration of speaker (
) on-screen, you can mute the part.
Some notes on a Score Screen
Chapter 3
• When you start playback of music files, the
marks appears. While this appears on the
score, the KF-90 is reading data from the floppy disk and making the score. Please wait until
reading of the data is complete.
• In the Score screen, some lyrics or notes could extend beyond the edges of the screen, and not
be displayed.
• The scores that are presented by the display are produced based on the music files. Viewing
ease is given priority over precise expression when dealing with complex, high-level music.
Because of this, you may find that the score shown in the display does not match what is
provided on commercially available sheet music. The score display feature is particularly
unsuitable for the display of difficult, complex musical works that demand accurate notation.
In addition, the display cannot show notes that are briefer than a sixteenth note.
• If you use the icons on-screen to change the displayed part while the song is playing, the song
may be played back from the beginning.
Adjusting the Tempo
With songs that are difficult to play because their tempo is too rapid, you
may find it helpful to first practice the song with the tempo slowed down.
Then, after becoming more familiar with the song, you can practice it at a
gradually faster tempo.
Changing the tempo has no effect on the pitch of the notes. And you can
change the tempo even when the song is in progress.
fig.03-01
Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to adjust the tempo.
• Pressing the [+] button once increases the tempo by one unit. Holding
down the button makes the tempo change (speed up) continuously.
• Pressing the [-] button once decreases the tempo by one unit. Holding
down the button makes the tempo change (slow down) continuously.
• Press [-] and [+] at the same time to return to the original tempo.
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Adjusting the tempo with the Value [+] and [-] buttons or the dial
When the tempo is displayed at the upper-left area of the screen, you can use
the dial to adjust the tempo.
• Turn the dial clockwise to speed up the tempo.
• Turn the dial counterclockwise to make the tempo slower.
• The Value [-] [+] buttons do the same thing as the Tempo [-] [+] buttons.
■ Determining the Tempo Using the Selected
Interval
You can set the tempo according to the timing with which you tap the screen
or the timing at which you count into the microphone. This feature is called
“Tap Tempo.” By using the Tap Tempo function, you can quickly set the
tempo you are thinking of, without specifying the tempo in numerical
terms.
fig.03-02
1.
When using your voice to
set the tempo, be sure to
connect a microphone
(optional) to the KF-90.
For more on connecting a
microphone, refer to
“Connecting a
Microphone” (p. 18).
Press the [Metronome] button.
The Metronome screen appears.
2.
Touch <Tap Tempo>.
The following screen appears.
fig.03-03.e_70
NOTE
Tapping the “Tap Pad” too
forcefully may damage the
Touch Panel. Make sure not
to use too much force when
tapping the button.
3.
Either lightly tap the “Tap Pad” on the screen, or count “1, 2,
3, 4” into the microphone.
The tempo is set to the timing you used when tapping the Tap Pad or
counting into the microphone.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Metronome screen.
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You can count in with the
microphone and start the
song with the tempo you
counted. For details, refer
to “Starting Song and
Automatic Accompaniment
by Vocal Count” (p. 47).
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Playback with No Change in Tempo
If a song has difficult tempo changes, it can be effective to practice the song
first at an unchanging tempo. Playback of a song at a steady tempo that
doesn’t change is called “Tempo Muting.”
1.
2.
Hold down the Stop [
[-] or [+] button.
Press the Play [
] button and press either the Tempo
] button.
Now, songs are played back at an unchanging tempo.
When tempo muting is in effect, the tempo display appears in reverse video.
fig.03-04.e_60
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3.
To cancel tempo muting, hold down the Stop [
and press either the Tempo [-] or [+] button.
] button
Tempo muting is canceled.
Tempo muting is also canceled if you select another song.
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Counting Down Before a Performance Starts
When you’re playing along with a song, you can make sure that your
playing is in time with the song by sounding a count before the song starts
playing.
This audible count before the playback of a song is called a “Count-In.”
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Marker/Count In>.
The Marker screen appears.
3.
Touch the <Count In> icon.
With this setting, two measures are counted down before song playback
starts.
fig.03-05.e_70
4.
To stop the count-in sound, touch the <Count In> icon.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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You can change the
number of measures
counted and the type of
sound that you hear. See
“Changing the Number of
Measures Counted and the
Count Sound” (p. 150).
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Preventing the Part to Be Practiced
from Sounding
With commercially available music files for piano lessons, you can play back
the part for each hand individually. Playing the internal song’s right-hand
part with your right hand, and the song’s left-hand part with your left hand
allow you to practice each hand’s part separately.
For instance, a music file for piano lessons may be assigned to the five Track
buttons as shown below.
To learn more about music
files, refer to “Music Files
That the KF-90 Can Use”
(p. 183).
fig.03-06.e
Rhythm/
SFX
Accompani- Left-hand Right-hand
ment Part
Part
Part
By using these Track Buttons, you can play back with the sound of a specific
part removed.
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The removal of this specific part’s sound is referred to as “muting.”
By recording your own performances to the Track Buttons in this fashion,
you can mute the parts the same way.
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button to choose the song.
2.
Touch <Track> to display the five Track buttons.
The 5 Track buttons screen appears.
fig.03-07.e_70
A Track button has
performance data when
<
> appears under
it.
Track buttons for which
<
> is displayed have
no performance data.
3.
Touch the Track button for the part you will play yourself.
The display for the Track button you chose changes to
.
The sound of the Track button you chose is muted out.
Touch the same Track button again to cancel muting. You can set and cancel
mutes even while songs are being played.
4.
Press the Play [
] button to start playback.
No sound is played from the selected tracks. Practice along with the
playback of other Parts.
5.
To stop playback, press the Stop [
] button.
If a single Track button
includes more than one
instrument, and you want
to mute out just one of
those instruments, take a
look at “Changing the
Settings of Each Part” (p.
120)
You can change the volume
balance for the keyboard
and the song. Check out
“Changing the Volume
Balance for the
Accompaniment and
Keyboard” (p. 81).
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Placing a Marker Within a Song
By setting markers at points in a song that you want to practice repeatedly,
you can then easily move and repeatedly play back the selected measures.
■ Placing/Erasing a Marker Within a Song
You can place two separate markers (Marker A and Marker B) in one song.
The marker is placed at the beginning of the bar. Placing markers is a handy
way to start playback at the same place as many times as you like.
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
You can also add markers
or move to a marker even
while playback is in
progress.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Marker/Count In>.
The Marker screen appears.
fig.03-05.e_60
3.
Use the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
] buttons to move to the bar
where you want to place the marker.
The measure number appears in the top-right area of the screen.
4.
Touch <---> for Marker <A>.
Marker A is placed at the beginning of the bar you moved to.
<---> in the screen will change to the number of the measure where you
placed the marker.
5.
In the same way, move a position and touch <---> for Marker
<B> to place Marker B.
When you’ve placed a marker, the number of the measure with the marker
appears on screen.
Erasing a Marker
1.
At the Marker screen, touch <Clear> for the marker you want
to erase.
The marker disappears and the on-screen display changes to <--->.
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A marker is normally
placed at the beginning of
the measure, but you can
also place a marker at a
position part way through
a measure. Take a look at
“Placing a Marker in the
Middle of a Measure” (p.
150).
NOTE
You cannot place both
marker A and marker B at
the same location. Also,
you cannot place marker B
at a position earlier than
marker A.
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■ Playback from a Marker Location
1.
At the marker screen, touch the measure number of the
marker you want to move to.
The position from which playback will start is moved to the location where
marker A or marker B is set.
2.
Press the Play [ ] button to play back the song from the
marker location.
You can move to a marker location and continue playback from there by
touching measure number for <A> or <B>, even during playback of the
song.
■ Moving a Marker
You can move a marker that has been placed in a song.
You can move the entire segment between Marker A and Marker B forward
or back, without changing the interval itself.
Touch <
> or <
the marker.
> to move to where you want to place
Chapter 3
1.
fig.03-11.e
Touch <
> to move toward the beginning of the song.
Touch <
> to move toward the end of the song.
Moving <A-B>
As an example, let’s suppose that marker A is at the start of the fifth measure
and marker B is at the start of the ninth measure.
• Touch <
> to shift marker A to the beginning of the first measure
and marker B to the beginning of the fifth measure.
fig.03-14.e_80
Mesure
1
2
3
5
4
Marker A
6
7
9
8
10
11
13
12
14
15
16
Marker B
• Touch <
> to shift marker A to the beginning of the ninth measure
and marker B to the beginning of the thirteenth measure.
fig.03-15.e_80
Measure
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Marker A
11
12
13
14
15
16
Marker B
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Playing Back to the Same Passage
Over and Over
You can play back a particular passage repeatedly. This is convenient when
you want to practice the same passage a number of times.
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Marker/Count In>.
The Marker screen appears.
3.
Place markers A and B to enclose the passage you want to
repeat.
For instance, suppose you want to play back the passage from the fifth
through eighth measures over and over. You should place marker A in the
fifth bar and marker B in the ninth bar.
4.
Touch the <Repeat> icon.
The setting is made for repeated playback of the passage from marker A to
marker B.
fig.03-13.e
5.
Press the Play [
] button.
The passage from marker A to marker B is played repeatedly.
• If you don’t place any markers, playback repeats from the beginning to
the end of the song.
• If you only place marker A, playback repeats from marker A to the end
of the song.
• If you only place marker B, playback repeats from the beginning of the
song to marker B.
6.
Press the Stop [
] button to stop playback of the song.
To cancel the setting for repeated playback, touch the <Repeat> icon in the
Marker screen.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Composer Navigator screen.
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For more info about
placing markers, refer to 90
pages.
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Transposing the Key of the Keyboard
(Key Transpose)
You can transpose the key of a performance without having to shift the
position of your fingers on the keyboard. This feature is called “Key
Transpose.”
In situations such as when providing accompaniment to a song, using the
Key Transpose function to match the singer’s vocal register lets you easily
transpose the sounds without changing the score.
fig.03-16
1.
Press the [Transpose] button.
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A Transpose screen like the one below appears.
fig.03-17.e_70
2.
Touch
.
The notes you play with the keyboard are transposed.
3.
Choose the value for transposition by touching
on the screen.
Each touch of
or
or
transposes the key by a semitone.
You can also change the transpose value using the Value [-] [+] buttons or
the dial.
The setting range is from -6 to 0 to +5.
The [Transpose] button’s indicator goes off when the value is “0.”
4.
Touch
to return the keyboard transposition to the
original key.
The [Transpose] button’s indicator then goes out.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
NOTE
The transposition setting
returns to its original value
when switch off the power
or choose another song.
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<Example>
In this example, we’ll consider the C note in the key of C major to be the
basic note. Counting from the tonic to the major third of C (E), there are four
keys, including the black keys, so set the value to “+4.”
fig.03-18
If you play C E G
It will sound E G# B
Transposing a song for playback
You can transpose a song for playback.
When using your own recorded performances or songs from music data
while playing ensemble with another instrument, you can easily transpose
the playback pitch to match the pitch of the other instrument.
1.
Press the [Transpose] button.
The Transpose screen appears.
2.
3.
Touch
.
Choose the value for transposition by touching
on the screen.
Each press of
or
or
transposes the key by a semitone.
You can also change the transpose value using the Value [-] [+] buttons or
the dial.
You can transpose the song within a range of -24 to 24 semitones.
4.
Touch
to return the song transposition to the original key.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
Transposing Both the Keyboard Notes and the Song
1.
At the Transpose screen, touch
.
Both the sounds played with the keyboard and the those in the song being
played back are transposed.
The setting range at this time is from -6 to 0 to +5.
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NOTE
The transposition setting
returns to its original value
when switch off the power
or choose another song.
Chapter 3 Some Handy Features
Checking Your Performance On Screen
You can play back a Music Files song or a previously recorded model song and
compare your own performance with the screen as you play back the song.
1.
Press the [Function] button.
The Function screen appears.
2.
Touch <Piano Partner>.
A Keyboard screen or Graph screen like the one shown below is displayed.
You can switch between the two screens by touching <Graph> or
<Keyboard> at the bottom of the screen.
With either screen, the upper portion shows the playback of the song, and
the lower portion shows what’s played on the keyboard.
The Keyboard Screen
If the upper screen doesn’t
change when you play back
a song, the part settings
displayed in the upper
screen do not match. Take a
look at “Specifying the Part
to Display” (p. 96) and
make the settings for the
part to display.
When this screen is visible, you can check the pitch.
The key for the note being played is indicated.
The Graph Screen
fig.03-21_60
When this screen is visible, you can check a note’s velocity and length.
The height shows the note’s velocity, and the width shows the note’s length.
3.
Play back the song, and try playing along with it.
Now let’s check your performance on the screen.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
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NOTE
Chapter 3 Some Handy Features
■ Specifying the Part to Display
You can display a different Part of the model song.
1.
At the Keyboard screen or the Graph screen, touch
<Options>.
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2.
Touch
to switch the Part that’s displayed.
Setting
Value
Lower Screen
Keyboard, Whole Track, Parts 1–16, OFF
Upper Screen (Left)
Lower Track, Parts 1–16, OFF
Upper Screen (Right)
Upper Track, Parts 1–16, OFF
The upper display can show two parts simultaneously.
When the power is turned on, this is set to display the “Lower Track” and
“Upper Track” simultaneously, but you may select parts 1–16 as necessary.
When <Keyboard> is selected in the Lower Screen, the keyboard
performance appears.
After recording your performance, if you want to compare it with the model
performance again, all you have to do is to choose the part where you
recorded your performance.
3.
When you’re done making the settings, touch <Exit>.
You are returned to the previous screen.
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For more information
about Parts, refer to
“Multitrack Recording with
16 Parts (16-Track
Sequencer)” (p. 118).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
What is a Track Button?
A recorded performance is automatically assigned to 5 Track buttons.
The Track buttons appear in the display whenever a performance is being recorded or
played back.
Track button name
Performance recorded
The Rhythm Part of an Automatic Accompaniment is
recorded here. When a Tone set such as a drum set or an SFX
set has been chosen (p. 58), it is also recorded here.
The performance of the entire keyboard is recorded. Performances without Automatic Accompaniment are normally
recorded here. Layer Part (p. 53) is also recorded here.
When the Piano Style Arranger is active (p. 80), your performance
is recorded here.
The Bass Part of an Automatic Accompaniment and the Accompaniment Part are recorded here.
Chapter 4
With Automatic Accompaniment set to play along with the
sounds you play in the left part of the keyboard (p. 72), your
own performance with the left hand is recorded.
When you’re using split play (p. 55), the left-hand part is
recorded.
When you’re using split play (p. 55) or Automatic Accompaniment (p. 70), the right-hand part is recorded.
Displaying the Track buttons
Track buttons appear on the touch panel when needed, and let you perform a wide
variety of operations such as recording and playing back performances.
To display the Track buttons, press the [Song/Disk] button, and touch
<Track> on the Song/Disk screen.
With songs in the KF-90's internal memory, the Track buttons are shown when the Rec
[
] button is pressed.
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A Track button has performance data when <
for which <
> appears under it. Track buttons
> is displayed have no performance data.
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Recording Your Playing with Ease
This records only what you play on the keyboard, without using Automatic
Accompaniment.
fig.04-02
1.
To record a performance
using Automatic
Accompaniment, see
“Recording a Performance
Using Automatic
Accompaniment” (p. 100).
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
A Song/Disk screen like the one following appears.
fig.04-03.e_60
If there is song data in the
KF-90’s internal memory,
the “Delete song” message
appears. For more
information, see “If the
following message
appears” (p. 99).
2.
Touch <0:> to display <0:New Song> on the screen.
If <0: > doesn’t appear on screen, touch Page <
3.
4.
><
> to switch screens.
Press the One Touch Program [Piano] button.
Decide on the tone, tempo, and beat of the performance.
Use the Tone Select buttons and the touch screen to choose the tone.
If necessary, press the [Metronome] button to play the metronome.
5.
Press the Rec [
The Play [
recording.
] button.
] button indicator will flash, and the KF-90 will be ready for
To cancel recording, press the Stop [
6.
Press the Play [
] button.
] button to start recording.
A two-bar count-in sounds, then recording starts.
Recording will begin when you start playing the keyboard, even if you do
not press the Play [
The Rec [
7.
98
] button. In this case, the count will not be heard.
] button and Play [
Press the Stop [
] button indicators will light.
] button when your recording is completed.
For an explanation of how
to select the tempo and the
beat, refer to p. 63.
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Listening to the Recorded Songs
NOTE
Play back the recorded performance.
1.
Press the Reset [
] button.
Now you can play back the song from the beginning.
2.
Press the Play [
] button.
The recorded performance is played back.
3.
To stop playback, press the Stop [
] button.
Any performance that has
been recorded is deleted
when the power to the KF90 is turned off. If you
don’t want to lose your
recorded performance,
save it on a floppy disk. For
information on how to save
your song, see “Saving
Songs to Floppy Disks” (p.
109).
If the following message appears
If you’ve recorded a tune, the following message appears on the screen
when you try to choose another song.
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NOTE
Touch <Cancel>.
Save the song on a floppy disk.
For information on how to save your song, see “Saving Songs to Floppy
Disks” (p. 109).
● Erasing a song
Touch <OK>.
The recorded performance or song whose settings have been changed is
erased.
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● If you don’t want to erase the song
Until a recorded
performance is erased, you
can’t listen to other tunes.
Check out “Erasing a
Recorded Song” (p. 102).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Recording a Performance Using
Automatic Accompaniment
You can record the performance with Automatic Accompaniment easily.
A recorded performance is automatically assigned to Track buttons.
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
A Song/Disk screen like the one shown below appears.
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2.
Touch <0:> to display <0:New Song> on the screen.
If <0: > doesn’t appear on screen, touch Page < >< > to switch screens.
You can also choose it using the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial.
3.
Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button.
If there is song data in the
KF-90’s internal memory,
the “Delete song” message
appears. For more
information, see “If the
following message
appears” (p. 99).
This makes the setting for Automatic Accompaniment.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Use the Music Style buttons and the Touch Screen to choose
a Music Style.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Basic screen.
Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
tempo of the accompaniment.
Press the Rec [
The Play [
recording.
] button.
] button indicator will blink, and the KF-90 will be ready for
To stop recording, press the Stop [
8.
You can start recording by
pressing the Play [
] button.
]
button.
Specify a chord by playing it in the lower section of the
keyboard to begin recording.
Automatic accompaniment starts, and recording is started at the same time.
9.
To stop recording, press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button.
An ending is played, then the automatic accompaniment stops, and
recording is stopped at the same time.
Press the [Start/Stop] button to stop the accompaniment and recording
without ending.
Let's follow the procedure described in “Listening to the Recorded Songs”
(p. 99) and listen the recorded performance.
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You can change how
recording is stopped when
recording a performance
with Automatic
Accompaniment. To learn
how, see “Changing How
Recording Stops” (p. 103).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Redoing a Recording
Redoing a recording involves specifying a Track button you want to record
over and then recording over again.
When you select a Track button and record over a track that has already
been recorded, the newly recorded performance occupies a position
extending from the location where you started recording to where you
stopped recording.
1.
Using the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
] buttons, move to the
measure where you wish to start recording.
Press the Reset [
2.
] button at the beginning of the song.
Press the Rec [
The Rec [
With songs in the KF-90's
internal memory, the Track
buttons are shown when
] button.
] button’s indicator lights up.
The 5 Track screen appears.
the Rec [
To stop recording, press the Stop [
3.
] button.
Touch the Track button for the track you want to record over.
> will appear above the selected Track button.
The Rec [ ] button and Play [
90 will be ready for recording.
] button indicators will flash, and the KF-
Begin recording.
If you redo a recording with Automatic Accompaniment, specify a chord in
the left-hand section of the keyboard, or press the [Start/Stop] button.
If you don’t use automatic accompaniment, press the [Sync/Reset] button to
extinguish the indicator, and then press the Play [
The mark <
5.
> changes <
] button.
>.
To stop recording, press the Stop [
] button.
To record the ending over again, press the Intro/Ending [1] or [2] button.
] button is
pressed.
For information on the
Track buttons, take a look
at “What is a Track
Button?” (p. 97).
The song’s tempo is
determined when the song
is first recorded. Even
when each track is
recorded over with the
tempo changed, the song is
played back at the tempo
selected when the song was
first recorded. To change
the tempo of a song that
has already been recorded,
refer to “Changing a Song’s
Basic Tempo” (p. 122).
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<
4.
If you want to erase a
previous performance
before recording over it,
take a look at “Erasing the
Sound Recorded at Specific
Track Buttons” (p. 102).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Erasing a Recorded Song
You can erase a song that’s been recorded.
Erasing using the buttons
1.
Hold down the [Song/Disk] button and press the Rec [
button.
]
The following screen appears.
fig.04-04_80
2.
Touch <OK> to erase the recorded song.
If you touch <Cancel>, the recorded tune is not erased.
Erasing at the 5 Track Screen
1.
Display the 5 Track Screen.
To display the screen, press the [Song/Disk] button, then touch <Track> (p.
97).
2.
Touch <Del Song> at the bottom of the screen.
The confirmation screen appears.
3.
Touch <OK> to delete the song.
If you touch <Cancel>, the song is not erased.
■ Erasing the Sound Recorded at Specific Track
Buttons
Here’s how to erase what’s been recorded to a particular Track button:
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The Song/Disk screen appears.
2.
Touch <Track> on the screen to display the Track buttons.
A Track button has performance data when <
Track buttons for which <
3.
> appears under it.
> is displayed have no performance data.
NOTE
While touching the Track button where the sound you want
to erase on the Touch Screen, press the Rec [ ] button.
The recorded performance is deleted.
The displayed Track button changes to <
102
>.
You can’t erase the settings
for the recorded song’s
basic tempo or beat.
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Changing How Recording Stops
You can change how recording is stopped when recording a performance
using Automatic Accompaniment.
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button, getting its indicator
to light up.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Rec. Mode>.
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3.
Touch <Rec Stop>
to switch between “Arranger
Stop” and “Composer Stop.”
Indication
Description
Arranger Stop
When Automatic Accompaniment stops, recording also stops at the same time.
Composer Stop
Recording doesn’t end when Automatic Accompaniment stops. Press the Stop [ ] button to
stop recording.
Touch <Exit> several times to go back to the previous screen.
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Recording Songs Starting with Pickups
You can record songs that start with pickups. Songs that begin on a beat
other than the downbeat are called “songs with pickups.”
1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
2.
Touch <0: > to display <0: New Song>.
If <0: > doesn’t appear on screen, touch Page <
> and <
> to switch
screens.
3.
Touch <Exit> several times.
Display the screen where the measure number appears in the top-right area
of the screen.
4.
Press the Rec [
] button, turning on that button’s indicator.
The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
5.
Press the Bwd [
] button once.
The measure number at the top-right area of the screen changes to “PU”
(pickup).
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6.
Press the Play [
] button to start recording.
fig.04-07.e
~
Measure
-2
PU
1
Recording begins here
7.
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Press the Stop [
] button to stop recording.
If there is song data in the
KF-90’s internal memory,
the “Delete song” message
appears. For more
information, see “If the
following message
appears” (p. 99).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Composing an Accompaniment By
Entering Chords (Chord Sequencer)
You can enter its chord progression, the places where the accompaniment
pattern changes, and so on to create an accompaniment for the song. This
feature is called “Chord Sequencer.”
With chord sequencer, you can create an accompaniment ahead of time and
play along with this accompaniment using just your right hand. This makes
it easier to enjoy automatic accompaniment.
Creating an accompaniment with Chord Sequencer is carried out at the
Chord Sequencer screen.
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button, getting its indicator
to light up.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
Touch <Chord Sequencer>.
The screen like the one shown below is called “Chord Sequencer screen.”
fig.04-08.e
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This is the “cursor.”
The cursor shows where
the chord change or other
information is input.
This is the end of the
song. When continuing
to add input, insert
measures by touching
<Ins>.
This indicates the position
where the accompaniment
pattern (Division) or the
Style Orchestrator changes.
One measure is inserted after the measure indicated by
the cursor.
This deletes the measure indicated by the cursor.
In the Chord Selecter screen, specify the chord. Refer to
“Inputting Chords Without Playing the Keyboard” (p.
107)
Erase all of the data that has been input.
This clears the settings in the place where the cursor is
positioned.
This records the accompaniment you have composed.
Touch here when you have finished creating all your input
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3.
4.
Use the Music Style buttons and the touch screen to choose a
Music Style.
Touch <Exit>.
You are returned to the Chord Sequencer screen.
5.
Enter the chord progression and the accompaniment pattern.
Inputting Chords with the Chord Sequencer
fig.04-09.e
Change the accompaniment arrangements
Move the cursor
Pressing the [To Variation]
button or the [To Original]
button adds a fill-in at the
cursor position and a
Variation or Original
Division at the measure
after the fill-in. If you want
to enter a Variation or
Original Division without
inserting a fill-in, you need
to assign the function to the
pedal. See “Assigning
Functions to Pedals” (p.
147).
Select the accompaniment pattern (Division)
1. Use the Value [+] [-] buttons or the dial to move the cursor to where you
want to make an insertion.
Use the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
] buttons to move the cursor a bar at a time.
2. Enter the chord progression and the changes in the accompaniment
pattern and arrangement.
Just as when performing with Automatic Accompaniment, press the keys to
specify a chord, and press a button to select the accompaniment pattern (p. 77).
You can change the accompaniment arrangements with the Style Orchestrator
[-] and [+] buttons (p. 78).
3. Touching <Ins> once inserts a measure after the bar where the cursor is
located. Conversely, touching <Del> deletes the measure containing the
cursor and moves the cursor to the next bar.
To insert fractional chords
such as Fm/C, assign the
“Leading Bass function” to
a Pad button or a pedal. See
“Assigning Functions to
Pedals” (p. 147).
You can only insert an intro
at the beginning of a song.
When you add an intro, the
number of bars
corresponding to the length
of the intro is inserted
automatically.
Check the Accompaniment You Inputted
Let’s listen to the completed accompaniment while inputting data.
6.
1. Press the Play [
] button to play back the accompaniment.
2. Press the Stop [
] button to stop playback.
When you have finished inputting all the data, touch
<Execute>.
If you assign the function
to a pedal, you can insert a
break in the middle of a
song. See “Assigning
Functions to Pedals” (p.
147).
The accompaniment you’ve composed is registered at “0:New Song.”
Press the Play [ ] button and try fingering the melody while the
accompaniment you’ve composed is played back.
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The song you’ve created
disappears when you turn
off the power. If you don’t
want to lose it, you should
save it on a floppy disk.
Take a look at “Saving
Songs to Floppy Disks” (p.
109).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Inputting Chords Without Playing the Keyboard
You can use <Chord> at the bottom of the Chord Sequencer screen to
specify chords on the screen.
1.
At the Chord Sequencer screen, touch <Chord>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.04-10.e_60
2.
Touch the
to specify a chord.
Touch <Exit> to return the Chord Sequencer Screen.
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3.
Touch <Execute> to enter the chord.
You are returned to the Chord Sequencer screen.
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Creating a Rhythm Part with Ease
The KF-90 has a large number of onboard rhythm patterns. You can use
these onboard rhythm patterns to create a rhythm part with ease.
1.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button, getting its indicator
to light up.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2.
The rhythm pattern is
recorded to the <R/
Rhythm> Track button.
When using the 16-track
sequencer (p. 118), you can
record only to Part D (10).
Touch <Rhythm Pattern>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.04-11.e_60
For more information
about onboard rhythm
patterns, please refer to
“Rhythm Pattern List” (p.
177).
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
3.
Use the touch screen to choose a rhythm pattern.
You can use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial.
Rhythm patterns are shown in the format “name (number of bars).”
4.
Touch <Audition> on screen to hear the rhythm pattern.
Make sure the rhythm pattern you hear is the one you chose.
To stop the rhythm pattern, touch <Stop> on the screen.
5.
Touch <Record> on the screen to start recording.
The rhythm pattern begins to play, and at the same time, recording starts.
Record rhythm patterns only for the necessary number of measures.
6.
Touch <Stop> on the screen to stop recording.
The rhythm pattern stops, and recording ends.
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You can also paste a
rhythm pattern into a song
without recording
anything. Take a look at
“Copying a Rhythm
Pattern” (p. 126).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Saving Songs to Floppy Disks
The performance data recorded in the KF-90’s internal memory will be lost
when you switch to another song or when the power is turned off.
Be sure to save unfinished performance data as well as other important
performance data to a floppy disk.
■ Formatting Floppy Disks (Format)
NOTE
If you’re using the disk
drive for the first time, be
sure to read the important
notes on p. 6.
New floppy disks or disks that have been used on another device cannot be
used with the KF-90 just as they are. The operation that readies floppy disks
for use with the KF-90 is called “Format.”
Caution!
Formatting a disk destroys all data previously stored on the disk. If you’re
formatting a used floppy disk for reuse, be sure to check first to make sure
the disk doesn’t contain any data you don’t want to lose.
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1.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
A Song/Disk screen like the one following appears.
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2.
Touch <Disk> on the screen.
A Song Disk Menu screen like the one shown below appears.
fig.04-13.e_60
3.
Make sure the write-protect tab on the floppy disk is
positioned at “WRITE” (write enabled).
NOTE
fig.04-15.e
Rear side of the disk
Write
(can write new data onto disk)
Write Protect Tab
4.
5.
Protect
(prevents writing to disk)
With the label of the floppy disk facing upward, insert it
into the disk drive until it clicks into position.
Touch <Format Disk>.
Never eject a disk while
reading or writing is in
progress, since that can
damage the magnetic
surface of the disk,
rendering it unusable. (The
disk drive's indicator will
light up at full brightness
when the drive is busy
reading or writing data.
Ordinarily, the indicator
will be less brightly lighted,
or be extinguished.)
The following screen appears.
fig.04-14.e_60
NOTE
Don’t try to take the floppy
disk out of the disk drive
until the formatting process
is finished.
Touch <Cancel> to go back to the Song Disk Menu screen.
6.
Touch <OK> to start formatting.
When the format is finished, the Song Disk Menu screen returns.
Touch <Exit> several times to go back to the previous screen.
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If “Error” appears on
screen, take a look at “If
this Message Appears on
Screen” (p. 164).
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
■ Saving Your Songs on Floppy Disk
A recorded performance is discarded when you switch off the power, or
choose another song. The process of storing data such as recorded
performances on floppy disk is called “saving.” It’s a good idea to store
important songs on floppy disk.
Before using a new floppy disk or a floppy disk used on another device, it
must be formatted on the KF-90. Take a look at “Formatting Floppy Disks
(Format)” (p. 109).
1.
Make sure the write-protect tab on the floppy disk is
positioned at “WRITE” (write enabled).
For details, refer to p. 110.
2.
3.
NOTE
Depending on the playback
instrument, some notes
may drop out or sound
different.
NOTE
Some commercially
available music files cannot
be saved because they are
copyrighted.
With the label of the floppy disk facing upward, insert it
into the disk drive until it clicks into position.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
A Song/Disk screen appears.
4.
Touch <Disk> on the screen.
5.
Touch <Save>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.04-16.e_60
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Song Disk Menu screen.
6.
Touch
to scroll the cursor sideways, and enter the
name of the song by using the Value [-] [+] buttons or the
dial to choose the letters.
Assign a name to the song to be saved.
Touch <A-a-0-!> at the bottom of the screen to change the type of script.
Each touch of <A-a-0-!> cycles the type of characters through “English
(upper case),” “English (lower case),” “numerals,” “symbols,” then back to
“English (upper case).”
Touching <_> inserts a blank space at the cursor location.
If not handled with care, a
floppy disk can get
cracked, or the data on it
can get corrupted, making
playback impossible. We
recommend saving your
songs on two different
floppy disks. By putting
away for safekeeping an
additional copy of a floppy
disk on which your songs
are saved, you can feel
safer.
NOTE
Inserting a floppy disk
containing one or more
saved songs into another
device (such as a computer)
with the floppy disk’s
protect tab left in the
“write” position may,
depending on the device,
render the songs on that
floppy disk permanently
unplayable (refer to the
cautions on p. 6).
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A Song Disk Menu screen appears.
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7.
After you’ve entered the name of the song, touch
choose a song number.
to
When you select a song number that is already being used for another song,
the name of the song appears in the save destination column. If you then
proceed to save the new material to that song, the song previously saved in
that destination is erased, and the new song is saved in its place. If you don’t
want to erase a previously saved song, choose a number where no song
name appears in the destination column.
8.
Touch Compatibility <KF> or <GS>.
The KF-90 feature specially created tones, exclusive to the KF-90, which
provide richer, more realistic musical expression on these instruments.
However, song data recorded using these tones may not be reproduced
correctly when played back on other instruments. If you want to save your
data so that it can be played back on other GS (p. 183) devices, save the data
with Compatibility “GS” enabled.
If the Compatibility
function is “GS” when you
save the data, the
performance may differ
slightly from the original
recording when played
back on the KF-90.
Indication
9.
Description
KF
Saves the data using sounds exclusive to the KF-90, for
rich, expressive performances.
GS
Saves the data in a form that allows you to enjoy playback on other GS devices.
Touch <Save> or <As SMF> to start saving.
There is a difference described below between <Save> and <As SMF> in
format for saving.
Indication
Description
Save
Saves the song in KF-90 format. You can listen to songs
saved in this format on the Roland HP-G series and KR
series keyboards as well as on Roland MT series devices.
This format is called “i-format”.
As SMF
Saves the song as a SMF (Standard MIDI File). Songs
saved in this SMF format can be listened to on many
instruments that can play SMF music files (p. 183).
Saving may take from several second, to several dozen seconds.
When the saving process is finished, the Song Disk Menu screen appears.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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NOTE
You can only save songs in
one format on a single
floppy disk. And a song
recorded using commercial
music files can’t be saved in
“Save As SMF” format for
reasons of copyright
protection.
NOTE
Don’t take the floppy disk
out of the disk drive until
the saving process is
finished.
It’s a good idea to get into
the habit of moving the
write-protect tab on the
floppy disk to the “Protect”
position when you’ve
finished saving your data.
Keeping the tab at
“Protect” prevents
operations that could erase
your songs by mistake.
Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Deleting Songs from Floppy Disks
You can delete songs that have been saved to floppy disks.
1.
Make sure the write-protect tab on the floppy disk is
positioned at “WRITE” (write enabled).
For details, refer to p. 110.
2.
3.
With the label of the floppy disk facing upward, insert it
into the disk drive until it clicks into position.
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
A Song/Disk screen appears.
4.
Touch <Disk> on the screen.
A Song Disk Menu screen appears.
5.
Choose <Delete>.
The following screen will appear.
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Chapter 4
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Song Disk Menu screen.
6.
7.
Touch the
to specify a song you want to delete.
Touch <Delete> to display a message like the one shown
below.
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8.
Touch <OK>.
The song selected is deleted.
Touching <Cancel> cancels deleting the song.
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Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the Performance
Changing the Order of Songs on Floppy
Disk
Here’s how you can change the order of songs saved on a floppy disk.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Have ready an empty, formatted floppy disk.
Insert the floppy disk containing the saved songs into the
disk drive.
For more about formatting,
take a look at “Formatting
Floppy Disks (Format)” (p.
109).
Press the [Song/Disk] button.
Use the touch screen or Page < > and < > to select the
song to which you would like to assign song number one.
After you’ve chosen a song, touch <Exit> several times.
Display the screen where the measure number appears in the top-right area
of the screen.
6.
Press the Play [
] button.
The measure number on the screen appears in reverse video.
7.
When the measure number display returns to its original
appearance, press the Stop [ ] button.
8.
Take the floppy disk out of the disk drive.
9.
Insert a blank floppy disk.
10.
Save the song in the usual way (p. 109).
Repeat these steps to save the song you want to have song number 2, the
song you want to have song number 3, and so on to the blank floppy disk in
the desired song sequence.
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NOTE
The measure number of the
screen appears in reverse
video while the KF-90
reads the song data from
floppy disk. Don’t take the
floppy disk out of the drive
until the display returns to
its original state.
NOTE
Some commercially
available music files cannot
be saved because they are
copyrighted.
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
In addition to the functions introduced in “Chapter 4
Recording and Saving Performances,” the KF-90 features a
variety of other recording functions.
Selecting the Recording
Method
How to Choose the Recording Method
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
A Composer Navigator screen appears.
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You can use any of the four methods below to record with
the KF-90.
Although you will normally be using “Replace Recording,”
whereby previously recorded material is erased when new
sounds are recorded, you’ll find that you can record songs
easily by using this method in combination with other
recording methods.
• Replace Recording (p. 116)
2. Touch <Rec Mode>.
A Recording Mode screen like the one shown below
This is the normal method for recording. New material is
recorded as previously recorded material is erased.
appears.
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• Mix Recording (p. 116)
New notes are recorded as a layer on top of notes recorded
earlier.
• Loop Recording (p. 116)
Specified measures are recorded repeatedly, with new notes
being combined with existing ones.
This is handy when you’re making rhythm parts, such as by
Chapter 5
layering different percussion tones while recording the same
passage over and over.
• Punch In Recording (p. 117)
3. Touch <Rec Mode>
You can re-record only a specified passage as you listen to a
recording type.
recorded performance.
* Immediately after the power is turned on, the Replace
Recording is selected.
to choose the
Display
Recording Method
Replace
Replace Recording
Mix
Mix Recording
Loop
Loop Recording
Auto Punch In/OUt
Punch In Recording at the
passage between the markers.
Manual Punch In/Out
Punch In Recording starts at the
place where you depress the
pedal.
Tempo
You can add tempo changes to a
recorded composition.
See p. 123.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
■ Recording While Erasing the
Previous Recording
(Replace Recording)
Recording whereby you erase previously recorded material
as you record something new is called “Replace Recording.”
This setting is in effect when you turn on the power.
1. At the Rec Mode screen (p. 115), choose
<Replace>.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
The KF-90 enters the Replace Recording mode.
Follow the recording method in Chapter 4 (p. 97) or the
procedures described in “Multitrack Recording with 16
Parts (16-Track Sequencer)” (p. 118) to record the
performance.
What is Blank Recording?
Blank Recording is the recording of blank measures, that
is, measures with no performance recorded to them.
1. Set the basic tempo and beat of the song.
2. Press the Rec [
button.
] button, then press the Play [
The indicators for the Rec [
] and Play [
]
]
buttons light up, and recording starts.
3. Without actually playing anything, record the
necessary number of measures, then press the Stop
[
] button.
The indicators for the Rec [
] and Play [
]
buttons go dark, and recording stops.
■ Overdubbing Without Erasing
the Previous Recording
(Mix Recording)
2. At the Rec Mode screen (p. 115), choose <Loop>.
You can record a performance layered over an previously
recorded performance. This method is called “Mix
Recording.”
3. Press the [Song/Disk] button and touch <Track>
1. At the Rec Mode screen (p. 115), choose <Mix>.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
The recording method changes to mixing recording.
Record the performance, following the procedures
described in “Redoing a Recording” (p. 101) or
“Multitrack Recording with 16 Parts (16-Track
Sequencer)” (p. 118).
* After you have finished with mix recording, return to the
usual replace recording mode.
■ Repeatedly Recording Over the
Same Location
(Loop Recording)
You can record a specified passage over and over again as
many times as you like, layering the sound with each pass.
This method is called “Loop Recording.” This is handy when
recording a Rhythm Part.
For example, use this method to make a Loop Recording of a
four-measure segment.
First record the bass drum, the snare drum next, then the hihat after that, and so on, repeatedly layering a different
instrument onto the same four measures. After you have
finished recording the four-measure rhythm pattern, you can
then just use the procedure in “Copying a Measure” (p. 125)
to create as many copies of the four measures as you need,
making completion of the Rhythm Part very simple.
1. Place A and B markers at the beginning and end
of the passage you want to record.
Take a look at “Placing/Erasing a Marker Within a
Song” (p. 90).
If you haven’t recorded anything yet, then perform
“Blank Recording” for the necessary number of
measures before placing the markers.
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Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
The recording method changes to loop recording.
to display the Track buttons.
4. Press the Rec [
] button.
5. Touch the Track button for the track you want to
record.
The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
6. Press the Play [
] button to start recording.
Recording start from the measure which Marker A is
placed.
When the song advances to Marker B, it then returns to
Marker A, where recording continues.
Each time the recording is looped, the sounds being
played are layered over the sounds recorded on previous
passes.
7. Press the Stop [
] button to stop recording.
Loop Recording Shortcut
You can also use the method described below to make
the setting for Loop Recording.
1. Place A and B markers at the beginning and end of the
passage you want to record.
Take a look at “Placing/Erasing a Marker Within a
Song” (p. 90).
If you haven’t recorded anything yet, then perform
“Blank Recording” for the necessary number of
measures before placing the markers.
2. At the Marker screen (p. 90), touch the <Repeat> icon.
This sets the loop recording mode.
Start a recording.
* When you’re finished with Loop Recording, return to the
ordinary Replace Recording mode at the “Recording Mode”
screen.
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
■ Re-Recording Part of Your
Performance
(Punch-in Recording)
You can re-record only a specified passage as you listen to a
recorded performance.
This recording method is called “Punch-in Recording.”
This function lets you record over only at a specified point in
a part, as you listen to a prerecorded performance in another
section. This is a very convenient feature to have in situations
such as when you want to record over only one part of the
melody.
3. Start recording.
Start recording as described in “Redoing a Recording”
(p. 101).
Up until the specified interval, the performance as
already recorded is played back.
When you reach the specified interval, sounds are erased
as recording starts; begin playing now.
When the end of the specified interval is passed,
recording stops, and the KF-90 returns to playback of the
performance already recorded.
4. Press the Stop [
] button to stop playback.
Punch-In Recording offers the following two methods.
• Recording the passage specified by markers A and B
(Auto Punch In/Out)
Before you start recording, place markers A and B to define
Starting Recording from the Measure
Specified by Pedals
When you’re using pedals, change the action of the pedal
the passage you want to record over. Make the setting for
ahead of time.
punch-in recording, and carry out recording. You can re-
Follow the steps in “Assigning Functions to Pedals” (p. 147)
record just the passage between markers A and B.
and assign <Punch In/Out> to the pedal.
• Beginning recording at the point where the pedal is
1. At the Rec Mode screen (p. 115), choose <Manual
pressed (Manual Punch In/Out)
You can play back a recorded performance and depress the
pedal at the desired place to start recording. Depressing the
pedal a second time cancels recording and returns you to
playback.
Punch In/Out>.
This changes the recording mode to “Punch-In
Recording.”
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
Recording a Passage specified by
markers
1. Before you start recording, place markers A and B
Start recording as described in “Redoing a Recording”
(p. 101).
The performance that you recorded will be played back.
Depress the pedal, and recording will start.
to define the passage you want to record over.
Depressing the pedal again stops recording, and the KF-
Following the procedures described in “Placing/Erasing
90 returns to playback of the performance already
a Marker Within a Song” (p. 90), use Markers A and B to
recorded.
specify the interval.
2. At the Rec Mode screen, choose <Auto Punch In/
Out>.
fig.05-02.e_50
3. Press the Stop [
] button, and playback of the
song is stopped.
* When you’re finished with Punch In Recording, return to the
ordinary Replace Recording mode. Take a look at “Selecting
the Recording Method” (p. 115).
This changes the recording mode to “Punch-In
Recording.”
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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2. Begin recording.
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
Multitrack Recording with 16
Parts (16-Track Sequencer)
Multitrack recording is a method of recording whereby you
listen to previously recorded material while continuing to
add performances of other parts.
The KF-90 is capable of multitrack recording of up to sixteen
parts. Since each part’s performance is recorded using one
Since the 16 Track Sequencer records one tone to one part,
you cannot use Layer Play (p. 53), Split Play (p. 55), or other
such functions to record two or more tones to one Part
simultaneously. Also, you can’t record the performance with
Automatic Accompaniment.
When you want to record with Automatic Accompaniment,
then you should use the Track Buttons for recording. (Refer
to “What is a Track Button?” (p. 97).)
tone, you can layer performances, using up to sixteen tones
Commercially Available Music Files
for the data in one song.
Commercially available song data recorded in Roland’s SMF
The function used to layer these sixteen parts one at a time is
format is also composed of sixteen parts.
called the “16 Track Sequencer.”
By loading the song data from the floppy disk and using the
fig.05-03.e
16 Track Sequencer, you can then also edit the song data.
16 Track Sequencer
You can record performances for up to 16 parts,
overlaying them part by part, to create a single song.
Part 1
Flute Part
Part 2
Bass Part
Part 3
Piano Part (right hand)
Part 4
Piano Part (left hand)
•
•
•
•
•
Part 16
16 Track Sequencer and Track Buttons
In addition to the “16-Track Sequencer” function, the “Track
Buttons” are another of the KF-90’s recording functions.
These “Track buttons” comprise five buttons used for
organizing 16 Track Sequencer’s sixteen parts. This allows
you to use the 16 Track Sequencer to add even more sounds
to performances recorded with the Track buttons, and make
even more detailed edits of the songs.
Additionally, you can easily play back the original song data
with the 16 Track Sequencer, mute parts just by touching the
Track Buttons, and more.
The track buttons correspond to 16-track sequencer parts as
shown below.
Track button
Part
[R/Rhythm]
D(10), S(11)
[1/Whole]
1
[2/Accomp]
2, 5 to 9, 12 to 16
[3/Left]
3
[4/Right]
4
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* Although Part 11 on commercial Roland SMF music data is
included in the [Accomp] Track Button, the correspondence
between all other parts and the Track Buttons remains
unchanged.
* With some commercially available music files, you cannot edit
the data.
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
■ The 16-track Sequencer Screen
When recording with 16-track Sequencer, display the 16-
■ Recording with the 16 Track
Sequencer
track Sequencer screen.
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
Step 1 Get ready to record
2. Touch <16Tr. Sequencer>.
1. Press the [Song/Disk] button.
The following screen will appear. This is called the “16track Sequencer screen.”
fig.05-04.e_50
2. Select the song number to which you want to
record.
To record a new song, select <0: >.
Touch <0: > to change the display to <0:New Song>.
If <0:New Song> doesn’t appear on screen, touch Page
<
> and <
> to switch screens.
If you have recorded a song or changed a song’s settings,
the message “Delete Song OK?” appears on the screen
when you touch <0:New Song>. For more information,
take a look at “If the following message appears” (p. 99).
3. Press the [Metronome] button and choose the
Icon
Description
beat (p. 63).
<1>-<16>
Touch to select the part to be recorded, or
If you do not use the metronome, press the [Metronome]
the part whose settings are to be changed.
The Part you choose is highlighted.
button, turning off the button’s indicator.
* You can’t change a song’s beat once it’s been recorded. If you
want to compose a song whose beat changes partway through
The selected part
the song, take a look at “Composing a Song That Changes the
This Part to be played back
4. Press the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to set the
basic tempo of the song.
The Part not to be played back (Muted Part)
* This procedure cannot be used to change the tempo when
prerecorded song data is used. To change the basic tempo of a
Parts that do not have performance data
recorded to them.
<Solo>
Only the selected Part is played back.
<Mute>
This allows you to prevent the sound for the
<Clear>
Step 2 Start recording
If necessary, choose a recording method.
For more information, take a look at p. 115 through p. 117.
This clears the performance data in the
1. Display the 16-track Sequencer screen.
This displays the Tone Set screen. For
details, refer to p. 120.
<Options>
122).
selected part from playing.
selected part.
<Tone Set>
song, please refer to “Changing a Song’s Basic Tempo” (p.
This displays the Part Settings screen, in
which you can make detailed settings for
each part. For more detailed information,
Follow the procedure described in “16 Track Sequencer
Screen” above.
2. Touch the number for the Part you want to record.
The Part you touch appears in reverse video.
You can only record drum sounds or effect sounds on
Part D(10) or Part S(11).
refer to p. 120.
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Chapter 5
Beat Partway Through” (p. 122).
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
3. Use the Tone Select buttons to choose a Tone to
play.
To record a drum sound or effect sound, press the
■ Getting the Most Suitable Part
Tones for the Musical Genre
(Tone Set)
[Drums/SFX] button (p. 58).
After you’ve chosen a Tone, touch <Exit> to display the
“Tone Set” is a function that assigns to each of the sixteen
16-track Sequencer screen.
parts the most suitable tones for the selected musical genre.
Whenever you find yourself knowing the kind of song you
4. Press the Reset [
] button.
want to create, but not the tones to use, let Tone Set assign
This makes it so that recording starts at the beginning of
the tones, then alter the tones as necessary to fit the image
the song.
you have in mind.
When you want to start recording from a point in the
song other than the beginning, use the Bwd [
Fwd [
] or
] button to select the measure from which to
Press the [Composer Navigator] button and touch
<16Track Sequence> to display the screen.
start.
5. Press the Rec [
1. Display the 16-track Sequencer screen.
] button, getting its indicator to
2. Touch <Tone Set> at the bottom of the screen.
The following screen will appear.
light up.
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The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
6. Press the Play [
] button.
A two-bar count-in sounds, then recording starts.
Start a recording.
7. Press the Stop [
] button.
Recording stops.
When the recording of one part is finished, select another
part and continue by recording that part.
Record the parts you need, layering each additional part,
to complete the song.
* You only need to follow the procedure described in “Step 1 Get
3. Touch the screen to select a musical genre.
4. Touch <Exit>.
ready to record” when you’re recording the first Part. For the
second Part and after, you can skip step 1 and proceed from
“Step 2 Start recording.”
* The song you’ve recorded disappears when you switch off the
power. Save the song on a floppy disk. For more information,
see “Saving Songs to Floppy Disks” (p. 109).
Changing the Settings of
Each Part
When you’ve recorded a song with the 16-track sequencer,
you can change the volume level, Tone, or set to mute out the
sound for a single Part.
* Because commercially available Roland SMF Music Data is
also made up of 16 Parts for sounding the notes of individual
instruments, you can change the settings for the individual
Parts and play them back in the same way.
1. Press the [Song/Disk] button, and touch the
screen to choose the song.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
2. Display the 16-track Sequencer screen.
Press the [Composer Navigator] button and touch
<16Track Sequence> to display the screen.
A 16-track Sequencer screen like the one shown below
appears.
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fig.05-04.e_50
6. Touch
for the corresponding item to
change the setting.
Display
Description
Volume
Changes the volume level.
Reverb
Changes the depth of the reverb effect.
Chorus
Changes the amount of chorus applied.
Panpot
Shifts the direction the sound is heard from to
the left or right. Touch
3. Touch the screen to choose the Part for which you
want to make settings.
4. Change the settings for the selected Part.
Display
Function
Solo
Only the selected Part is played back.
Mute
Toggles playback of the selected Part on or off.
Clear
Erases the performance information for the
Part.
Touching <Clear> displays the Message for
confirm. To erase the recorded sound, touch
<Yes>. If you don’t want to erase the recorded
sound, touch <Cancel>. Once a performance
has been erased, it can’t be restored.
Part by touching <Options>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.05-06.e_50
to shift it to the left.
What’s Panpot?
Panpot is the control that determines the placement of the
sound in the stereo sound field between left and right
speakers. By altering the Panpot setting, you can change the
perceived location of the sound between the left and right
speakers.
7. Press the Play [
] button to play back the song
with the changed settings.
Monitor the effect by actually listening to the song.
Press the Stop [
] button to stop playback of the song.
8. If necessary, change the settings for other Parts as
well.
Touch Part < > and < > to change the Parts.
The Part name appears at the upper part of the screen.
9. While pressing the Rec [
Reset [
] button, also press the
] button.
This operation set the changes in the settings.
The song can then be saved to a floppy disk.
If you don’t want to lose the song whose settings for
individual Parts you’ve changed, you should save it on a
floppy disk (p. 109).
* The setting that determines whether an individual Part is
played or not can’t be saved to floppy disk.
If the following message appears
You can change the Tone for the selected Part by
pressing a Tone Select button to change the Tone while
this screen is displayed. The Part name and the tone
name is displayed at the top of the screen.
If you try to display another screen after you’ve changed the
song’s settings for each Part, a message like the one below
may appear.
fig.05-07.e_70
Touch <Yes> to change the song’s settings.
Touch <No> to discard the changes in settings.
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5. You can make detailed settings for the selected
to the right, or touch
to shift the sound
Chapter 5 Advanced Recording Function
Composing a Song That Changes
the Beat Partway Through
Changing a Song’s Basic
Tempo
You can create songs that have beat changes during the
You can change the basic tempo of a composition. The basic
course of the song.
* You can’t change a song’s beat once it’s been recorded. Before
recording the performance, determine the beat to be used.
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2. Touch <Beat Map>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.05-09.e_50
tempo is that was initially set when the song was recorded.
1. Press the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons to choose a
tempo.
2. Hold down the Rec [
Reset [
] button and press the
] button.
The song’s basic tempo changes.
The changed setting is discarded when you turn off the
power or choose a different song.
It is a good idea to save important song data to floppy
disk (p. 109).
* For songs that have tempo changes within the song, first press
the Reset [
] button to return to the beginning of the song
before carrying out this procedure. Changing the tempo
without returning to the start of the song causes the
proportion by which the tempo is altered at the location of the
tempo change to affect the overall tempo of the composition.
3. Use the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
] buttons or
<
><
> on the screen to move to the bar
where you want to change the beat.
The measure number appears in the top-right area of the
screen.
Touching <
> goes back to the beginning of the song.
Touching <
> moves to the end of the song.
4. Touch
to choose the beat, and touch
<Execute>.
The beat change starting with the measure where you
moved to.
5. Touch <Exit> twice.
The screen displayed before you pressed the [Composer
Navigator] button appears.
6. Press the Reset [
] button to return the measure
number to “1.”
7. Start a recording.
Record the performance, following the procedures
described in Chapter 4 (p. 97) or “Multitrack Recording
with 16 Parts” (p. 118).
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Changing the Tempo Within
the Song
8. Press the Stop [
] button to stop recording.
The song’s tempo changes.
* You cannot record performances while in Tempo Recording
mode. When you’re finished tempo recording, go back to the
ordinary Replace Recording. Take a look at “Selecting the
Recording Method” (p. 115).
You can add tempo changes to a recorded composition.
The KF-90 stores song tempo information and performance
data separately. Therefore, when making changes to the
tempo in a song, you must record the changes in the tempo
information independently of the performance data.
This recording of the tempo is called “Tempo Recording.”
■ Adjusting the Tempo at a
Particular Measure
■ Adjusting the Tempo While
Listening to a Song
You can have the tempo change at the beginning of a
measure where you moved to. This is handy when you want
to make a sudden change in tempo.
You can add ritardando and other such gradual tempo
changes.
1. Make the setting for Tempo Recording at the
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
Recording Mode screen.
The steps are the same as the steps 1 to 3 in “Adjusting
the Tempo While Listening to a Song”.
2. Touch <Rec Mode>.
2. Using the Bwd [
A Recording Mode screen like the one shown below
appears.
fig.05-02.e_50
] and Fwd [
] buttons,
move to the measure where you wish to change
the tempo.
The measure number appears in the top-right area of the
Basic screen (p. 19).
3. When you press the Rec [
] button, the button’s
indicator flashes.
The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
adjust the tempo.
5. Press the Rec [
3. Touch <Rec Mode>
, and choose
<Tempo>.
This makes the setting for tempo recording.
Touch <Exit> several times to go back to the screen that
shows the measure number in the top-right area of the
screen.
4. Press the Bwd [
] and Fwd [
] buttons to
move to a place a little earlier than the bar where
you want to change the tempo.
5. Press the Rec [
] button and confirm that its
] button.
The song’s tempo changes starting with the measure
where you moved to.
6. Press the Stop [
] button to end recording.
* You cannot record performances while in Tempo Recording
mode. When you’re finished tempo recording, go back to the
ordinary Replace Recording. Take a look at “Selecting the
Recording Method” (p. 115).
* If you want to restore the previous tempo, delete the tempo
data at the place where the tempo was recorded. For an
explanation of how to delete the information of tempo settings,
refer to the “Making a Measure Blank” (p. 129).
indicator blinking.
The KF-90 enters standby for recording.
6. Press the Play [
] button to start recording.
7. When you get to the place where you want to
change the tempo, use the Tempo [-] and [+]
buttons or the dial to vary the tempo as desired.
Tempo Recording Shortcut
You can also enter the Tempo Recording mode by
holding down the Tempo [-] or [+] button and pressing
the Rec [
] button.
Record tempo information.
In this case, tempo recording is canceled when recording
ends.
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4. Use the Tempo [-] and [+] buttons or the dial to
Chapter 6 Editing Functions
Choosing an Editing Function
Part Exchange Exchanges (swaps) the notes in two Parts
There is a variety of ways you can edit performances recorded
Note Edit
(p. 130).
time (p. 130).
using the KF-90 Track buttons or 16-track sequencer.
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button, getting
PC Edit
Used to correct changes in Tones during the
course of a song (p. 131).
its indicator to light up.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
Used to correct individual notes one at a
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
→ “PC” is an abbreviation for Program Change, which is a
fig.06-01b.eps
command that means “Change the Tone.” In a song that
changes Tones partway through, a “PC” is inserted at the
place where the Tone changes.
Canceling an Edit
You can cancel an editing operation that you’ve just carried
out. This is handy when you want to undo an edit and
restore it to the way it was before.
2. Touch <Song Edit>.
A Song Edit screen like the one shown below appears.
fig.06-02.eps
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” to choose <Undo>.
Editing functions that can be undone appear on screen.
fig.06-03.eps
Touch Page <
> and <
> to switch screens and
display other editing functions.
3. Touch Page <
> and <
> to switch screens and
choose an editing function.
After you make your choice, follow the steps on the page
for the selected function to carry out the operation.
2. Touch <OK> to cancel the editing function shown
on screen.
Touch <Cancel> to go back to the Edit screen.
→ Some edits can’t be undone, not even by choosing “Undo.” We
recommend saving your song on a floppy disk or User
Display
Description
Memory before you edit it. For information on how to save
Undo
Cancels an editing operating (p. 124).
your song, see “Saving Songs to Floppy Disks” (p. 109).
Copy
Copies a measure or onboard rhythm
pattern (p. 125, p. 126).
Quantize
Corrects discrepancies in the timing of notes
in a recorded performance (p. 126).
Delete
Deletes a measure (p. 127).
Insert
Adds a blank measure (p. 128).
Transpose
Transposes a Part (p. 128).
Erase
Makes a measure blank (p. 129).
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Copying a Measure
“Mix”
You can copy a portion of a performance to a different bar in
destination, the newly copied passage is mixed
the same Part or to a measure in another Part. This is handy
with the previous recording. When the Tones of
when you’re composing a song that repeats a similar phrase.
the copy source and destination are different, the
When a recorded performance exists at the copy
Tone of the destination is used.
fig.06-07
Ex. To copy measure 5-7 to measure 8.
“Insert”
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2
3
4
5
6
When a recorded performance exists at the copy
7
destination, the newly copied passage is inserted
without deleting the previous recording. This
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
makes the song longer by an amount equal to the
10
number of inserted measures.
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
The measure number of the copy destination
To
Choosing “End” copies to the end of the song.
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Copy>.
The following screen will appear.
Times
The number of times to copy
fig.06-08.eps
2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
item.
To cancel copying, touch <Exit>.
The copy is canceled, then you are returned to the Song
Edit screen.
Description
From
The first measure in the passage you want to copy
For
The number of measures to copy
Src
Track button or Part number of the copy source
Choosing “All” copies all Parts. When you do this,
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
Copying starts.
When copying is done, you are returned to the Song Edit
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Display
screen.
<Dst> changes to “- - -.”
Choosing “R.Pattern” copies the KF-90’s built-in
Rhythm Patterns. For more information, take a
look at “Copying a Rhythm Pattern” (p. 126).
If you choose a Track button, you can only copy to
the selected Track button.
Dst
Track button or Part number of the copy
destination
Mode
Copy type
There are three types of copying, which are
described below.
“Replace”
When a recorded performance exists at the copy
destination, the previous recording is deleted and
replaced with the copied passage.
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Copying a Rhythm Pattern
The KF-90 has a large number of onboard rhythm patterns.
You can copy these rhythm patterns to create a rhythm part.
For more information about the kind of Rhythm Patterns,
please refer to “Rhythm Pattern List” (p. 177).
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Copy>.
For more about ordinary copying, please refer to
“Copying a Measure” (p. 125).
Correcting Timing
Discrepancies
You can correct for timing discrepancies in a recorded
performance by having the music be aligned with a timing
you specify. This is called “Quantizing.”
As an example, let’s say that the timing of some quarternotes in a performance is a little off. In this case, you can
quantize the performance with quarter-note timing, thus
making the timing accurate.
fig.06-04.e
Example: Quarter-note resolution
2. Touch <Src>, and use the dial to choose “R.Pattern.”
Actual note data
This makes the setting for copying a built-in Rhythm
1
Pattern.
fig.06-09.eps
2
3
4
3
4
Note data after quantization
Example: Sixteenth-note resolution
Actual note data
1
2
Note data after quantization
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Quantize>.
• <From> changes <Ptn>, and the column displays the
Rhythm Pattern’s name and number of bars.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-05.eps
• <Dst> is fixed at “Part 10 (D),” and can’t be changed.
• Switching <Src> to something other than “R.Pattern”
makes the setting for ordinary copying.
3. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
make the setting for.
4. Use the Value [-] and [+] buttons or the dial to set
the item.
Press the Play [
] button to hear the rhythm pattern.
Press the Stop [
] button to stop playing the rhythm
pattern.
Display
Description
From
The first measure in the passage you want to
quantize
For
The number of measures you want to quantize
Tr/Pt
Track button or Part number to quantize
Choosing “All” quantizes the same passage in
all Parts.
Touching <Exit> returns you to the “Song Edit screen,”
without the copy being executed.
5. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
Copying starts.
When copying is done, you are returned to the Song Edit
screen.
→ You can also record the rhythm pattern. Take a look at
“Creating a Rhythm Part with Ease” (p. 108).
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Resolution Timing of quantizing
Select one of the following values.
1/2 (half note), 1/4 (quarter note),
1/6 (quarter-note triplet), 1/8 (eighth note),
1/12 (eighth-note triplet), 1/16 (sixteenth note),
1/24 (sixteenth-note triplet),
1/32 (thirty-second note)
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2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
Deleting a Specific Measure
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to make
the setting for the item.
If you want to cancel quantizing, touch <Exit>.
The Quantize operation will be canceled, and the Song
Edit screen will reappear.
You can delete a part of a performance measure by measure.
When a portion of a performance is deleted, the rest of the
performance is shifted up to fill the gap. This erasure of
portions of a performance is called “Deleting.”
fig.06-10
Ex. To delete measures (bars) 5-8
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
Quantizing starts.
When the quantization is finished, you are returned to
the Song Edit screen.
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2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Delete>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-11.eps
Display
Description
From
The first measure in the passage you want to
For
The number of measures to delete
Tr/Pt
Track button or Part number to delete
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delete
Choosing “All” deletes the same location in all
Parts.
2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
item.
To cancel deletion of the measure, touch <Exit>.
The deletion is canceled and the KF-90 goes back to the
Song Edit screen.
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
The deletion process starts.
When the deletion is finished, you are returned to the
Song Edit screen.
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Inserting a Blank Measure
Transposing Individual Parts
You can add a blank measure at a location you specify. This
You can transpose specified parts and tracks individually.
addition of a blank measure is called “Insertion.”
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
fig.06-12
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Transpose>.
Ex. To insert measures (bars) 5-7
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-16.eps
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Insert>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-13.eps
Display
Description
From
The first measure in the passage you want to
transpose
For
The number of measures to transpose
Tr/Pt
Track button or Part number to transpose
Choosing “All” transposes the same location in
all Parts.
Bias
The amount of transposition
Display
Description
You can choose a value from -24 (two octaves
From
The first measure in the passage you want to
lower) to +24 (two octaves higher), in semitone
insert
increments.
For
The number of measures to insert
Tr/Pt
Track button or Part number to insert
Choosing “All” inserts the blank measures at the
same location in all Parts.
2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
item.
2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
item.
To cancel transposition, touch <Exit>.
The transposition is canceled and the KF-90 goes back to
the Song Edit screen.
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
To cancel insertion of a blank measure, touch <Exit>.
<Execute>.
The insertion is canceled and the KF-90 goes back to the
The passage you specified is transposed at the specified
Song Edit screen.
value.
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
Insertion of a blank measure starts.
When insertion is finished, you are returned to the Song
Edit screen.
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When transposition is finished, you are returned to the
Song Edit screen.
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Making a Measure Blank
“Prog.Change”
You can delete the performance data in a specified block of
“Note”
measures, making these blank measures, without reducing
Erases only notes.
Erases tone change information.
the length of the song. This process of making certain
“Except Note”
measures blank is called “Erasing.”
Erases performance information for everything
but notes.
fig.06-14
Ex. To erase measures (bars) 5-8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
“Expression”
Erases Expression (volume change)
information.
2. Touch the screen to choose the item you want to
blank measures
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Erase>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-15.eps
make the setting for.
3. Use the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
item.
To cancel the erase operation, touch <Exit>.
The erase operation is canceled and the KF-90 goes back
to the Song Edit screen.
4. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
The specified passage is blanked out.
When erasing is finished, you are returned to the Song
Edit screen.
Description
From
The first measure in the passage you want to
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Display
blank out
For
The number of measures to blank out
Tr/Pt
Track button or Part number to blank out
Choosing “All” blanks out the same location in
all Parts.
Event
Performance information to erase
Select from the following settings.
“All”
Erases all performance information, such as
the notes, tempo, tone changes, and volumelevel changes.
“Tempo”
Erases tempo information. By erasing the
tempo information for all bars, the song will
change with a uniform tempo. In this case,
please choose “All” for <Tr/Pt>.
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Exchanging Parts
Correcting Notes One by One
You can exchange the notes recorded for a particular part
You can make corrections in a recorded performance one
with the notes recorded for another part.
note at a time. This process of making changes in individual
This process of swapping parts is called “Part Exchange.”
notes is called “Note Editing.”
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
● You can make the corrections described below by using
Note Editing.
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Part Exchange>.
• Deleting misplayed notes
The following screen will appear.
• Changing the scale of a single note
fig.06-17.eps
• Changing the key velocity of a single note
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <Note Edit>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-18.eps
Location
2. Touch each
Pitch
Velocity
to choose Parts you want to
exchange.
If you want to cancel the Part exchange, touch <Exit>.
The part-exchanging is canceled, then you are returned
to the Song Edit screen.
3. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Execute>.
When the part-exchanging process is finished, you are
returned to the Song Edit screen.
The note-location display uses “Measure: Beat: Tick” as
the format. A tick is a unit of time that’s shorter than a
beat.
2. Touch Part <
> and <
> to choose the Part that
contains the note you want to change.
The Part number appears at the top of the screen.
3. Press the Bwd [
touch
] and Fwd [
] buttons or
on the screen to find the note you
want to correct.
Once you touch <Event>, then you can also search the
note by the dial.
4. When you’ve found the note you want to correct,
touch <Pitch> or <Velocity> for the note.
5. Use the dial or the Value [-] [+] buttons to correct
the pitch or velocity. If you want to delete the
note, touch <Delete>.
6. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Exit>.
You are returned to the Song Edit screen.
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Modifying the Tone Changes
in a Song
In some songs, the instrument sound changes during the
course of the song (that is, the Tone changes in the middle of
a Part). In such songs, an instruction to switch the Tone is
inserted at the place where you want the sound to change.
This instruction is called a “Program Change” (PC), and
actions such as deleting program changes, or changing the
Tone that is selected by them are called “PC Editing.”
1. Follow the steps in “Choosing an Editing
Function” (p. 124) to choose <PC Edit>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.06-19.eps
Location
Tone name
The PC-location display uses “Measure: Beat: Tick” as
the format. A tick is a unit of time that’s shorter than a
beat.
2. Touch Part <
> and <
> to choose the Part that
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contains the note you want to change.
The Part number appears at the top of the screen.
3. Press the Bwd [
touch
] and Fwd [
] buttons or
on the screen to find the note you
want to correct.
Once you touch <Event>, then you can also search the
note by the dial.
4. When you’ve found the Program Change you
want to modify, touch <Tone Name> on the
screen.
5. Use the Tone Select buttons to choose the Tone
group, and use the dial to choose one of the tones.
If you want to delete the Program Change, touch
<Delete>.
6. When you’re done making all the settings, touch
<Exit>.
You are returned to the Song Edit screen.
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Creating an Original Style
(User Style)
■ Combining Styles to Create a
New Style (Style Composer)
You can create a new User Style by selecting the Rhythm,
The KF-90 has built-in Music Styles in a variety of genres, but
Bass, Accompaniment 1, Accompaniment 2, and
you can also create your own original styles.
Accompaniment 3 parts from different styles. This function is
An original style is called a “User Style.”
called the “Style Composer”.
You can use either of the two methods described below to
create a User Style with the KF-90.
Style Composer
This method combines the KF-90’s onboard styles to create a
* You can only combine the KF-90’s built-in styles.
1. Press the [Style Navigator] button.
The Style Navigator screen appears.
fig.07-02.eps
new style.
You can create a new style just by selecting from among the
Rhythm, Bass, Accompaniment 1, Accompaniment 2, and
Accompaniment 3 parts from different styles.
Style Converter (p. 134)
This method extracts the portions you need from songs
composed with the 16-track sequencer to create a new style.
When you’re composing a song, there’s no need to specify all
the chords. You can specify just some of the chords, and
working on that, the KF-90 automatically extrapolates the
2. Touch <Create Style>.
fig.07-02-2.eps
other chords, and arranges the style.
The Style Converter has an “Auto Mode” for creating Music
Styles simply from a song with a single chord, and a
“Manual Mode” for creating a Music Style from a song of
three chords (major, minor, and diminished seventh).
3. Touch <Style Composer>.
* If a User Style has already been recorded, a message like the
one shown below appears.
fig.07-03.eps
• Touch <Cancel> to display the Style Navigator screen.
Please save the User Style on a floppy disk or in the
internal memory (p. 137).
• Touch <OK> to erase the previous User Style.
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A Style Composer Screen like the one shown below appears.
Muting Parts for a Particular Division
fig.07-04.eps
You can mute the sound of particular Parts in specific
Divisions.
For instance, you can sound all parts when in Variation (the
Variation accompaniment pattern), or mute out
Accompaniment 2 and Accompaniment 3 when in Original
(the Original accompaniment pattern). This has the effect of
making the accompaniment more lively when you change
the accompaniment pattern from Original to Variation.
→ For more about Division, see “The Makeup of a Style” (p.
Display
Part
R
Rhythm
B
Bass
A1
Accompaniment 1
A2
Accompaniment 2
A3
Accompaniment 3
<All Clear>
Erase all of the data that has been input.
<Mute>
You can mute the sound of particular Parts in
specific Divisions. For more information, take
a look at “Muting Parts for a Particular
Division” (p. 133).
<Clear>
Cancels the selection of the Style.
<Options>
Displays the Part Settings screen, in which you
can make detailed settings for each part. For
more information, take a look at “Changing
the Settings for Each Part” (p. 134)
<Execute>
134).
1. Touch the Part you want to mute out at the Style
Composer screen.
2. Press the button to switch to the Division that you
want to silence.
fig.07-04.eps
Select the Division
3. Touch <Mute> on the screen.
The Part you chose is muted out in just the Division you
selected. If you want to hear the muted-out Part, touch
<Mute> again.
This records the style you have composed.
To mute out a Division that changes after a few seconds
Touch here when you finished creating a style.
(intro, ending, or fill-in), touch <Mute> immediately
4. Touch the screen to choose the Part whose style
after switching to the Division.
you want to change.
The Part you touched appears in reverse video.
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5. Press the Music Style button, then choose a Style
by using the Touch Screen, the Value [-] [+]
buttons or the dial.
6. After you’ve chosen a style, touch <Exit> to
display the Style Composer screen.
7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 to determine the style for
each Part.
8. When you have finished setting the Styles for all
Parts, touch <Execute>.
You create a new Style.
The User Style is recorded to the [Disk/User] button. Try
playing with the created Style to play.
* If you turn off the power or record a new User Style, any User
Style you’ve previously recorded is lost. If you don’t want to
lose it, you should save it on a floppy disk. Take a look at
“Saving a User Style” (p. 137).
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Changing the Settings for Each Part
1. At the Style Composer screen, touch <Options>.
The following screen will appear.
■ Creating a Style from a Song
You Composed Yourself (Style
Converter)
You can take a song you’ve composed yourself and extract
fig.07-05.eps
the portions you need to create your own original Style.
Note that when you’re composing a song, there’s no need to
specify all the chords. You can specify just some of the
chords, and working on that, the KF-90 automatically
extrapolates the other chords, and arranges the style.
The Style Converter has an “Auto Mode” for creating Music
Styles simply from a song with a single chord, and a
“Manual Mode” for creating a Music Style from a song of
three chords (major, minor, and diminished seventh).
2. Press Part <
When you’re creating a song for User Style, think about the
> and <
> to choose the Part that
structure of the style.
contains the settings you want to change.
The Part number and the tone name is displayed at the
The Makeup of a Style
top of the screen.
A Music Style is made up of five performance parts:
“Rhythm,” “Bass,” “Accompaniment 1,” “Accompaniment
3. Touch the corresponding
to change the
2,” and “Accompaniment 3.”
Also, a song progresses in a sequence, such as intro, melody
settings for each item.
A, melody B, bridge, and ending.
Display
Description
With the KF-90, such changes in songs are allocated to the
Volume
Adjusts the volume level.
following six performance states. The six performance states
Reverb
Adjusts the depth of the reverb effect.
are called “Divisions” for Style.
Chorus
Adjusts the amount of chorus.
Division
Performance division
Panpot
Shifts the direction the sound is heard from to the
Intro
The intro is played at the start of a song.
left or right. Touch
Ending
This is played at the end of a song.
Original
This is a basic accompaniment pattern.
right, or touch
to shift the sound to the
to shift it to the left.
You can change the Tone for the selected Part by
pressing the Tone Select button.
4. When you’re done changing the settings, touch
Variation
This is a developmental
accompaniment pattern.
Fill In To Variation This is a one-measure phrase inserted
<Exit>.
at a juncture where the mood changes.
The Style Composer screen appears.
It is used to make a song more lively.
Fill In To Original
This is a one-measure phrase inserted
at a juncture where the mood changes.
It is used to make a song more sedate.
You can make a song more lively or more restrained by
increasing or reducing performance parts by Divisions. You
can also modify a song by changing the tone of the
performance parts by Divisions.
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Creating a Style in Auto Mode
Display
Description
Conv. Mode
Changes the Style Converter Mode (Auto/
Tips on creating a song
• Use one of the major, minor, or diminished seventh
chords to create the song. We recommend using
diminished seventh chords to compose the song.
Manual)
Key
The basic key of the recorded performance
Src. Chord
The chord of the recorded performance
(Major/Minor/7th)
• It can be convenient to record the sounds shown below
for the Parts of the 16-track sequencer.
Rhythm
D (10)
Bass
Accomp1
Accomp2
Accomp3
2
7
8
9
Division
Division
From
The first measure in the passage you want
to extract
The number of measures to extract
For
→ If you want to extract the performance of a part other than
Part 2, 7, 8, 9, or D, check out “Changing an Extracted Part”
(p. 136).
5. Touch <Conv. Mode>, then use the Value [-] [+]
buttons or the dial to switch to “Auto.”
This makes the setting for the Auto mode.
1. Use the 16-track sequencer to record the song.
→ Refer to “Recording with the 16 Track Sequencer” (p. 119)
and record the song.
2. Press the [Style Navigator] button.
The Style Navigator screen appears (p. 132).
6. Touch <Key> and <Src. Chord>, then use the
Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to enter the basic
key and chord for the recorded song.
7. Touch <Division> and use the Value [-] [+]
buttons or the dial to choose a division.
3. Touch <Create Style>.
4. Touch <Style Converter>.
* If a User Style has already been recorded, a message like the
one shown below appears.
fig.07-07.eps
Display
Performance division
Intro
Intro
Original
Original accompaniment pattern
Fill to Vari
Fill-in to Variation
Variation
Variation accompaniment pattern
Fill to Org
Fill-in to Original
Ending
Ending
* If you select “Fill to Vari” (Fill-in to Variation) or “Fill to
Org” (Fill-in to Original) as the Division, you can only
• Touch <Cancel> to return the Style Navigator screen.
internal memory (p. 137).
• Touch <OK> to erase the previous User Style.
for other Divisions as well.
8. Touch <From> and <For>, and use the Value [-]
[+] buttons or the dial to choose the measures you
A Style Converter Screen like the one shown below
appears.
fig.07-08.eps
want to extract.
Touching <Play>, you can listen to performance of the
portion which you chose.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to make the settings for all
Divisions.
* If no setting is made for a Division, it uses a simple drum
pattern.
10.When you’re done making all the Division
settings, touch <Execute>.
The User Style is recorded to the [Disk/User] button.
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Please save the User Style on a floppy disk or in the
extract one measure. The number of measures may be limited
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* If you turn off the power or record a new User Style, any User
Changing an Extracted Part
Style you’ve previously recorded is lost. If you don’t want to
You can choose which part of the 16-track sequencer to
lose it, you should save it on a floppy disk or in the internal
extract the performance from.
memory. Take a look at “Saving a User Style” (p. 137).
* The data described below is saved in a User Style. If a song
includes data other than this, the results you get might not be
1. Touch <Options> at the Style Converter screen.
The following screen will appear.
fig.07-07.e
what was intended.
• Keyboard performance information
• Depth of Reverb
• Amount of Chorus
Creating a Style in Manual Mode
When you create a Music Style in the Manual mode, you can
clearly point up the differences in accompaniment for each
individual chord.
2. Choose the performance Part you want to change,
and press the Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to
Tips on creating a song
• Record your performance with the three chord types of
diminished seventh, major, and minor.
performance you want to extract.
• It can be convenient to record the sounds shown below
for the Parts of the 16-track sequencer.
Chords Rhythm
Major
Bass
* In the Manual Mode, the type of chords appear at the bottom of
the screen. Set the Parts for all chords.
Accomp1 Accomp2 Accomp3
D(10)
3
4
5
6
Sevens
-
2
7
8
9
Minor
-
12
13
14
15
→ The chords all share the same Rhythm Part.
→ If you want to use the performance of other part, check out
“Changing an Extracted Part.”
1. Use the 16-track sequencer to record the song.
→ Refer to “Recording with the 16 Track Sequencer” (p. 119)
and record the song.
2. Press the [Style Navigator] button.
3. Touch <Create Style>.
4. Touch <Style Converter>.
5. Touch <Conv. Mode>, then use the Value [-] [+]
or the dial to switch to “Manual.”
This makes the setting for the Manual mode.
After that, the steps are the same as for “Creating a Style
in Auto Mode” (p. 135).
→ You can listen to a performance of the part selected with
<Options> by touching <Play> at the bottom of the screen.
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determine which 16-track Sequencer part has the
3. Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
Chapter 7 Using Other Functions
Saving a User Style
6. After you’ve enter the style name, use
to
choose the destination for saving it.
You can save a User Style you’ve created on a floppy disk or
the [Disk/User] button (the KF-90’s internal memory).
When you save a User Style to the [Disk/User] button, the
style doesn’t disappear even when you switch off the power.
You can choose the saved User Style by pressing the [Disk/
User] button. You can save up to 3 User Styles on the [Disk/
User] button.
■ Saving on the Floppy Disk
1. Insert a floppy disk into the disk drive.
→ Refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p. 39).
* If you select a location where a User Style has already been
saved, the previously saved User Style is erased and the new
one is saved.
Touching <Exit> takes you back to the previous screen
without saving the User Style.
7. Touch <Save> on the screen.
The saving process starts.
* Don’t take the floppy disk out of the disk drive until the saving
process is finished.
2. Press the [Disk/User] button.
The Disk/User screen will appear.
fig.07-08.e
■ Saving on the [Disk/User] button
1. Press the [Disk/User] button.
The Disk/User screen will appear.
2. Touch <Memorize>.
3. Touch <Disk>.
4. Touch <Save>.
The following screen is called up.
fig.07-09.e
3. Enter the name of the style and choose the
destination for saving it following the step 5 and
4. Touch <Execute>.
The User style is stored on the KF-90’s [Disk/User]
button.
* Never try to switch off the power while this operation is in
5. Touch
to scroll the cursor sideways, and
enter the name of the style by using the Value [-]
[+] buttons or the dial to choose the letters.
Touch <A-a-0-!> at the bottom of the screen to change
the type of script.
Each touch of <A-a-0-!> cycles the type of characters
through “English (upper case),” “English (lower case),”
“numerals,” “symbols,” then back to “English (upper
progress. Doing so may damage the internal memory, making
it impossible to use this instrument.
→ You can return the settings stored on the [Disk/User] button
to the product’s factory defaults. Check out “Restoring the
Factory Settings (Factory Reset)” (p. 154).
* Attempting to save a User Style containing a lot of
performance data to the [Disk/User] button may cause another
User Style to be erased.
case).”
To delete the character under the cursor, touch <_>.
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6 described in “Saving on the Floppy Disk.”
Chapter 7 Using Other Functions
■ Deleting a User Style Saved on
Floppy Disk
Storing the Panel Settings
(User Program)
You can erase a User Style saved on a floppy disk.
1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
→ Refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p. 39).
2. Press the [Disk/User] button.
You can store the presently selected buttons, feature settings,
and the like to the [User Program] button (internal memory).
You can then call up the stored settings by pressing the [User
Program] button. This is handy for storing often-used
combinations of styles, tone, and other settings. Such a set of
3. Touch <Disk>.
stored settings is called a “User Program.”
fig.07-11.e
With the KF-90, you can store up to 36 User Programs in
memory.
1. Press the [User Program] button.
The following screen will appear.
fig.07-14.e
4. Touch <Delete>.
fig.07-12.e
2. Touch <Memorize>.
The following screen is called up.
fig.07-15.e
5. Touch
to select the Style you want to
delete.
6. Touch <Delete> on screen.
The following screen will appear.
g.07-13.e
3. Touch
to scroll the cursor sideways, and
enter the name of the button by using the Value
[-] [+] buttons or the dial to choose the letters.
Touch <A-a-0-!> at the bottom of the screen to change
the type of script.
7. Touch <OK>.
Each touch of <A-a-0-!> cycles the type of characters
The Style selected is deleted.
through “English (upper case),” “English (lower case),”
Touching <Cancel> cancels deleting the Style.
“numerals,” “symbols,” then back to “English (upper
case).”
To delete the character under the cursor, touch <_>.
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4. After you’ve entered a name, touch
to
Calling Up User Program
choose a destination for saving the button
settings.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
5. Touch <Execute> on the screen.
1. Press the [User Program] button.
2. Touch the name of the User Program you want to
call up.
The present panel settings (User Program) are stored on
If the User Program you want to call up is not displayed,
the KF-90’s [User Program] button.
touch Page <
* Never try to switch off the power while this operation is in
progress. Doing so may damage the internal memory, making
> and <
> to switch screens.
Touching the User Program name changes the panel
settings to the stored values.
it impossible to use this instrument.
→ You can return the settings stored on the [User Program]
button to the product’s factory defaults. Check out “Restoring
the Factory Settings (Factory Reset)” (p. 154).
■ Changing How Button Settings
Are Called Up
If you wish, for times when you call up a User Program, you
can set it so settings related to automatic accompaniment
aren’t changed unless you continue touching the Touch
Screen for a certain period of time.
1. Press the [User Program] button.
2. Touch <Options>.
A screen like the one shown below appear.
fig.07-16.e
3. Touch <Instant> or <Delayed>.
Description
Instant
The settings related to automatic
accompaniment are also switched right away
when you touch the screen.
Delayed
To change the settings related to automatic
accompaniment, touch and continue pressing
the screen for a short while.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
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Display
Chapter 7 Using Other Functions
Saving User Programs on
Floppy Disk
You can save all User Programs now stored on the [User
Program] button (internal memory) on floppy disk as a
single set.
1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
→ For details refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p.
6. After you’ve entered a name, touch
to
choose a destination for saving the User Program.
* If you save a User Program at a place where another User
Program has already been saved, the previously saved User
Program is erased and the new one is saved.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the previous screen.
7. Touch <Save> to start saving.
2. Press the [User Program] button.
→ You can erase a User Program saved on a floppy disk. Take a
look at “Erasing a User Program Saved on a Floppy Disk” (p.
141).
3. Touch <Disk>.
* Don’t take the floppy disk out of the disk drive until the saving
39).
fig.07-17.e
process is finished.
■ Calling Up Saved User
Programs from Floppy Disk
You can call up an entire set of User Programs saved on
floppy disk to the [User Program] button.
* Please note that calling up User Programs from floppy disk
erases all User Programs stored at the [User Program] button.
4. Touch <Save>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.07-18.e
1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
→ For details refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p.
39).
2. Press the [User Program] button.
3. Touch <Disk>.
4. Touch <Load>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.07-19.e
5. Touch
and
to scroll the cursor sideways,
and enter the name of the button by using the
Value [-] [+] buttons or the dial to choose the
letters.
Touch <A-a-0-!> at the bottom of the screen to change
the type of script.
Each touch of <A-a-0-!> cycles the type of characters
through “English (upper case),” “English (lower case),”
“numerals,” “symbols,” then back to “English (upper
case).”
To delete the character under the cursor, touch <_>.
5. Touch the screen to select the User Program set
you want to call up.
6. Touch <Load> at the bottom of the screen.
The User Program saved on a floppy disk will be loaded
to the [User Program] button (internal memory).
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■ Erasing a User Program Saved
on a Floppy Disk
Disabling Everything Except
Piano Play (Panel Lock)
You can erase an entire set of User Programs saved on a
floppy disk.
Making the setting for the panel lock enables a state where
1. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
only piano play is possible, and all buttons are disabled.
→ For details, refer to “Inserting and Ejecting a Floppy Disk” (p.
39).
Even if the buttons are pressed mistakenly, such as might be
the case with children, no unwanted settings or changes will
result.
2. Press the [User Program] button.
* When the panel is locked, only Grand Piano sounds are played.
1. Turn down the volume all the way.
3. Touch <Disk>.
A screen like the one shown below appear.
fig.07-17.e
2. Press the [Power] switch to turn off the power.
3. While holding down the [Function] button, press
the [Power] switch to turn the power on.
Then, continue to hold down these two buttons for a few
seconds.
4. Adjust the volume.
All buttons except for piano play are disabled.
When you play the keyboard Grand Piano tone is
played.
4. Touch <Delete> on the screen.
The following screen will appear.
fig.07-21.e
keyboard returns to its normal status with Panel Lock
cancelled.
Chapter 7
5. Touch
By turning the power off and then on once again, the
to choose the User Program you
want to erase.
6. Touch <Delete> on the screen.
The following screen will appear.
g.07-13.e
7. Touch <OK>.
The selected User Program is erased.
Touching <Cancel> takes you back to the previous
screen without deleting the User Program.
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Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Changing the Settings for
One Touch Piano
■ Adding Ambience from
Different Venues to Songs
(Ambience)
You can change settings related to the piano performance in
You can savor the same atmosphere as experienced when
the Piano Customize screen.
performing in a concert hall, studio and other venues.
These settings remains in effect until you turn off the power.
At the Piano screen (p. 50), touch <Customize> to display the
1. At the Piano Customize screen, touch
<Ambience>.
screen shown below.
The following screen will appear.
fig.08-01.eps
fig.08-03.eps
This is called the Piano Customize screen.
You can make the settings for an item by touching the
2. Touch the
corresponding icon.
Indication
Description
Ambience
This lets you enjoy the atmosphere of
icon to select the type of
performance space.
Indication
Description
Ground
On a large open ground
Room
In a small room
Lounge
A large room
Studio
A recording studio
Gymnasium
In a gymnasium
keys.
Hall
Concert hall
This lets you make more detailed
Dome
A domed ballpark
adjustments to the piano’s tone.
Cave
In a cavern
performance in a wide variety of different
locations.
Tuning
Changes the tuning of the piano.
Resonance
Adjusts the Sympathetic Resonance.
Key Touch
Adjusts the “touch,” or response of the
Sound
and
❍ What’s Sympathetic Resonance?
3. Touch the “Mode” icon to select the size of
performance space.
When you depress the damper pedal on an acoustic piano,
the sound from the strings that were struck resonates with
Indication
Description
the sound. This resonance is called “Sympathetic
Std
This is the normal condition.
Resonance.”
Wide
Provides an effect simulating the sound as it
other strings, adding rich reverberations and broadness to
would be perceived in a larger, wider space.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Piano Customize screen.
* When you change the <Ambience> setting in the Piano
Customize screen, the way in which reverb is applied may
change.
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■ Changing the Tuning
This scale makes some compromises in just
Mean Tone
intonation, enabling transposition to other
Choosing the Tuning
You can play classical music such as baroque pieces using
keys.
Pythagorean
This scale devised by the philosopher
their original tuning.
Pythagoras eliminates dissonance in fourths
Most modern songs are composed and played with the
and fifths. Dissonance is produced by third-
assumption that equal temperament (the most common
interval chords, but melodies are
tuning in use today) will be used, but when classical music
euphonious.
was composed, there were a wide variety of other tuning
Werckmeister
This is a combination of the mean tone and
systems in existence. Playing a composition with its original
Pythagorean scales. Performances are
tuning lets you enjoy the sonorities of the chords that the
possible in all keys (first technique, III).
composer originally intended.
1. At the Piano Customize screen (p. 142), touch
3. Touch
to choose the keynote.
When playing with tuning other than equal
<Tuning>.
temperament, you need to specify the ground note for
The following screen will appear.
tuning the song to be performed (that is, the note that
fig.08-06.eps
corresponds to C for a major key or to A for a minor
key).
If you choose an equal temperament, there’s no need to
select a keynote.
Changing the Tuning Curve
A piano is generally tuned to a pitch with a lower bass range
and a higher treble range than equal temperament. This
special tuning method for pianos is called “Stretch Tuning.”
2. Touch any one of the icons to choose the tuning
system.
You can choose from among the eight tunings described
below.
A graph that shows the changes in pitch of actual tuning
compared with the changes in equal temperament pitch is
called a tuning curve. Changing the tuning curve produces
subtle variations in the reverberations of the chords you play.
1. Touch the <Stretch Tuning> icon to choose the
Tuning system Characteristics
Equal
Just Major
parts. Every interval produces about the same
Display
Characteristics
amount of slight dissonance. This setting is in
ON
This tuning curve expands the bass and treble
effect when you turn on the power.
ends somewhat (Stretch Tuning). It is suitable for
This scale eliminates dissonance in fifths
performances such as piano solos. This setting is
and thirds. It is unsuited to playing
in effect when you turn on the power.
OFF
This is the standard tuning curve. It is suitable
produces beautiful chords.
when playing layered tones, or for playing in
The scales of the major and minor just
ensemble with other instruments.
intonations are different. You can get the
same effect with the minor scale as with the
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Piano Customize screen.
major scale.
Arabic
This scale is suitable for Arabic music.
Kirnberger
This scale is a modification of the meantone
and just intonations that permits greater
freedom in transposition to other keys.
Performances are possible in all keys (III).
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melodies and cannot be transposed, but
Just Minor
tuning curve.
This tuning divides an octave into 12 equal
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
■ Adjusting Resonance
■ Changing Key Touch (Key Touch)
You can adjust this resonance (Sympathetic Resonance)
You can vary the touch of the keyboard when you finger the
when the damper pedal is depressed.
keys.
1. At the Piano Customize screen (p. 142), touch
1. At the Piano Customize screen (p. 142), touch
<Resonance>.
<Key Touch>.
The following screen will appear.
The following screen will appear.
fig.08-07.eps
fig.08-04.eps
2. Touch the <Standard>, <Advanced>, or <Demo>
2. Touch the <Fixed>, <Light>, <Medium>, or
icon to choose the type of resonant sound.
<Heavy> icon to make the setting for keyboard
touch.
Indication
Description
Standard
This replicates the resonance inside a piano.
Indication
Description
Advanced
This physically reproduces the vibrations
Fixed
Notes are sounded at an unchanging volume
imparted to other free strings when a key is
level, regardless of how lightly or forcefully
played, so it can give you the same feel as the
you finger the keyboard.
reverberations of an acoustic piano.
Demo
Light
This sets the keyboard to a light touch. You
In addition to the effects of Advanced, this also
can achieve fortissimo (ff) play with a less
replicates the noise when you depress the
forceful touch than usual, so the keyboard
pedal.
feels lighter. This setting makes it easy to play,
even for children.
3. Touch
to adjust the amount of
Medium
Resonance Sound.
Touching
intensifies the effect; touch
You can play with the most natural touch. This
is the closest to the touch of an acoustic piano.
to reduce
the amount of effect.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Piano Customize screen.
* If you use the Voice Transformer (p. 44) or the Harmonist (p.
46), the resonant sound may sometimes be reset to its original
value.
→ When you’ve chosen <Demo>, touching <Exit> changes the
setting for resonant notes to <Advanced>.
This sets the keyboard to the standard touch.
Heavy
This sets the keyboard to a heavy touch. You
have to finger the keyboard more forcefully
than usual in order to play fortissimo (ff), so
the keyboard touch feels heavier. Dynamic
fingering adds even more feeling to what you
play.
3. To make fine adjustments, touch the bar graph.
The on-screen bar graph shows the keyboard touch.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Piano Customize screen.
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■ Fine Adjustment of the Piano
Tone
Changing the Settings for
Automatic Accompaniment
You can make more detailed adjustments to the piano’s tone.
1. At the Piano Customize screen (p. 142), touch
<Sound>.
The following screen will appear.
fig.08-06.e
You can change a variety of settings for automatic
accompaniment.
Touch <Options> at the bottom right of the Basic screen (p.
19) to display the setting screen.
The following screen like the one is called “Arranger Option
screen.”
fig.08-08.eps
2. Touch the icons on the screen to adjust the piano
sound.
Indication
Description
Dynamic Range
Adjusts the range of change in the tone
made in response to velocity, or the
force with which the keys are played.
Select “Wide” to widen the dynamic
■ Changing the Keyboard’s Split
Point
You can change the location where the keyboard is divided
(the split point).
The setting is at “F#3” when the piano is powered up.
fig.08-09
F 3 (Split Point)
range of the sound; select “Narrow” to
narrow the dynamic range.
Brightness
Allows you to change the brightness of
B1
the piano tone.
Release
B6
Select “Bright” to brighten the sound;
select “Dark” to make the sound
darker.
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
Sets the length of decay of the sound
2. Touch <Options> at the bottom right of the
after the keys are released.
Select “Long” to lengthen the sound’s
release time; select “Short” to shorten
the sound’s release.
to display the Basic screen.
screen.
3. Touch <Split Point> to display the screen shown
below.
fig.08-10.eps
Chapter 8
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Piano Customize screen.
4. Touch <C3>, <F#3>, <C4> or <F#4>.
The key you chose becomes the split point.
→ The key you chose for the split point belongs to the left-hand
section of the keyboard.
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5. To make another key the split point, touch
to move the cursor on screen.
You can set the split point within a range of B1 to B6.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
→ See “Playing Different Tones with the Left and Right Hands
■ Changing the Chord Tone and
Bass Tone
You can change the sound of the chord tone and bass tone.
What Are the Chord Tone and Bass Tone?
When automatic accompaniment is stopped and the [Sync/
Reset] button’s indicator is dark, fingering the left-hand
(Split Play)” (p. 55).
section of the keyboard causes a chord to be sounded. This is
■ Changing How the Automatic
Accompaniment Plays
You can set it the setting so that instead of sounding all the
parts of a Music Style, only the Music Style’s rhythm part,
chord tone, and bass tone are played.
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
to display the Basic screen.
2. At the Basic screen, touch <Options> at the
bottom right of the screen.
called the “chord tone,” and the root of the chord that is
played at the same time is called the “bass tone.”
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
to display the Basic screen.
2. At the Basic screen, touch <Options> at the
bottom right of the screen.
3. Touch <Arranger Config.> to make the following
screen appear in the display.
fig.08-10.e
3. Touch <Arranger Config.> to display a screen like
the one shown below.
fig.08-10.e
4. Touch
of <Bass Tone> to choose the
Bass Tone, and touch
of <Chord Tone>
to choose the Chord Tone.
4. Use <Accomp>
to choose the tone you
want to play.
When “OFF” is selected, the bass tone or chord tone
sound is muted.
Indication
Description
Tone
Available tones
Accomp
Sounds all Parts of the Music Style.
Bass Tone
OFF, Acoustic Bs., A.Bass + Cymbl, Fingered
Chord&Bs
Only the Music Style’s rhythm part, chord
Bs., Picked Bs., Fretless Bs., Slap Bass, Organ
Bass, SynthBass101, Thum Voice
tone, and bass tone are sounded.
Code Tone
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
→ For more on Chord Tones and Bass Tones, refer to the section
“Changing the Chord Tone and Bass Tone,” which follows.
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OFF, E.Piano 1, E.Piano 2, Soft E.Piano, Hard
E.Piano, Slow Strings, Strings, Choir, Doos
Voice
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
■ Canceling the Chord
Intelligence Function
3. Touch <One Touch Setting> to display a screen
like the one shown below.
fig.08-14.eps
The Chord Intelligence function (p. 68) is the function in
Automatic Accompaniment that instantly recognizes the
accompaniment chord that is to be played, merely when you
press the key specifying the chord (the root). Although the
Chord Intelligence function is normally turned on when you
press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button and have
Automatic Accompaniment play, you can turn off the Chord
Intelligence function in the following screen.
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
to display the Basic screen.
2. At the Basic screen, touch <Options> at the
bottom right of the screen.
4. Touch the icons to switch On/Off.
This feature is on when the icon has a white background,
and off when the background is black.
3. Touch <Arranger Config.> to make the following
screen appear in the display.
Indication
Description
Suitable Tone
The suitable tone for a Music Style will be
selected automatically.
fig.08-10.e
Suitable Tempo The suitable tempo for a Music Style will
be selected automatically.
Other Setting
Other settings (Style Orchestrator settings,
Phrase, etc.) are changed automatically.
The parameters that are turned off do not change, even
when the Music Style is changed.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
■ Assigning Functions to Pedals
4. Touch the <Chord Intelli>
to select
“ON” or “OFF.”
Indication
Description
ON
The Chord Intelligence function can be used.
OFF
The Chord Intelligence function cannot be used.
You have to finger all the keys to specify the
chord.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
to display the Basic screen.
2. At the Basic screen, touch <Options> at the
bottom right of the screen.
3. Touch <Pedal Setting> to display a screen like the
one shown below.
fig.08-13.eps
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■ Keeping the Same Tone and
Tempo When the Music Style
Changes
You can assign a variety of different functions to the soft
pedal and the sostenuto pedal.
You can then call up the assigned feature simply by pressing
the corresponding pedal.
Normally, when you select a Music Style, the default setting
has the tone in the right hand and the tempo selected
automatically. This setting prevents the tempo and tone from
changing, even when the Music Style is changed.
All items are set to ON when you turn on the power.
1. Press the One Touch Program [Arranger] button
to display the Basic screen.
2. At the Basic screen, touch <Options> at the
bottom right of the screen.
4. Touch
to assign the function to the
desired pedal.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Arranger Option screen.
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❍ Assignable Functions
Indication
Description
Leading Bass
Toggles the Leading Bass function on
or off. It is turned on while you
depress the pedal.
Break
During a performance with
automatic accompaniment, you can
stop the accompaniment for exactly
one measure.
Tap Tempo
This sets the tempo according to the
timing with which you tap the button
(p. 86).
Upper Soft
The pedal in the left functions the
Soft pedal (p. 16).
Upper Sostenuto
The pedal in the middle functions the
Sostenuto pedal (p. 16).
Lower Damper
This plays a fill-in half a measure
long, then switches to the Original
accompaniment pattern.
This applies lingering reverberations
to notes played with the left-hand
section of the keyboard while the
damper pedal is depressed.
Bend Up
This changes the accompaniment
pattern without inserting a fill-in.
This raises the pitch of notes you play
on the keyboard.
Bend Down
This lowers the pitch of notes you
play on the keyboard.
Fill In to Original
This does the same thing as the Fill In
[To Original] button (p. 77).
Fill In
A fill-in is inserted, but the
accompaniment pattern after that
doesn’t change.
Original/Variation
Arranger Reset
Intro 1/Ending 1
This play a fill-in half a measure long,
then switches to the Variation
accompaniment pattern.
Using this function while Automatic
Accompaniment is in use returns the
accompaniment to the start of the
Division.
This does the same thing as the
Intro/Ending [1] button (p. 74).
Intro 2/Ending 2
This does the same thing as the
Intro/Ending [2] button (p. 75).
Arranger Start/Stop
This does the same thing as the
[Start/Stop] button (p. 74).
Orchestrator Up
This changes the automatic
accompaniment to a more florid
arrangement.
Orchestrator Down
This changes the automatic
accompaniment to a simpler
arrangement.
Melody Intelligence
This toggles the Melody Intelligence
function on and off (p. 79).
Fade In/Out
Rotary Slow/Fast
This starts automatic accompaniment
with a fade-in (where the volume
gets progressively louder), ends it
with a fade-out (where the volume
gets progressively softer), then stops.
This switches the speed of the rotary
effect (p. 180).
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Composer Play/Stop This does the same thing as the Play
[ ] button and the Stop [ ] button.
During Punch-in Recording, this
starts and stops recording (p. 117).
This does the same thing as the Fill In
[To Variation] button (p. 77).
Half Fill In Original
The sound’s pitch is temporarily
lowered while the Glide pedal is
pressed; when the pedal is released,
the pitch gradually returns to normal.
This can be effective for simulating
the performance of instruments like a
Hawaiian guitar.
Punch In/Out
Fill In to Variation
Half Fill In Variation
Glide
What is the Leading Bass function?
The function that sounds the lowest note of a fingered chord
as the bass tone is called “Leading Bass.” When set to “ON,”
the bass tone changes when an inverted chord is used.
Usually the tonic of the fingered chord is sounded as the bass
tone.
→ If you’ve assigned “Leading Bass” to a pedal, the Leading Bass
function is active while you depress the pedal.
→ When the “Bend Up” or “Bend Down” function is used with
Split (p. 55) selected, the pitch of the sounds played in the
right hand are then altered. Additionally, the maximum degree
of change in the pitch when the Bender effect is used is called
the “Bend Range.” Take a look at “Changing the Bend Range”
(p. 152).
What’s the Bend Range?
The effect of smoothly raising or lowering the pitch of a
played note is known as the “Bender Effect,” and the pitch’s
range of change is called the “Bend Range.” With the KF-90,
you can apply the bender effect by depressing and releasing
a pedal.
* Pressing the One Touch Program [Piano] button returns the
pedals to their original functions (p. 16).
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Changing the settings for
Score screen
Display
Value
Lower Part
Lower Track, 1–16
Select the part to be displayed as
the left-hand part. The power-
You can set which parts are displayed, and how the scores
Description
up default is “Lower Track.”
are to be displayed.
1. Press the [Song/Disk] button.
Upper Part
Upper Track, 1–16
Select the part to be displayed as
the right-hand part. The powerup default is “Upper Track.”
User Part
Whole Track, 1–16
Select the part used for
recording your performance.
The power-up default is “Whole
Track.”
A Song/Disk screen appears.
2. Touch <Score>.
The score screen appears (p. 84).
3. Touch <Option> at the bottom of the screen.
The following screens appears.
This screen consists of two pages. Use Page <
<
> and
> to change pages.
4. Touch
to set each setting.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Score screen.
Changing the Tone Set When
Playing Back a Song
When playing back song data, the data is normally set to be
played back using GS tones (tones compatible with other GS
devices). By changing the settings, you can play back
portions of the data using tones particular to the KF-90.
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
Display
Value
Description
Pitches
C,D,E
Letter names (fixed do) are
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2. Touch <Play Mode>.
displayed in the detailed score.
Do,Re,Mi
Solmization syllables (movable
The following screen appears.
fig.08-13.e
do) are displayed in the detailed
score.
Clef L
Off
Not displayed
Auto
Changes automatically
G Clef
Display the G-clef staff of the
left-hand part
F Clef
Display the F-clef staff of the
left-hand part
G Clef
Display the G-clef staff of the
right-hand part
F Clef
Display the F-clef staff of the
right-hand part
Key
Chapter 8
Clef R
Auto
Changes automatically
Auto
Display automatically
b x 5–0–# x 6 Display the score in the selected
key
3. Touch an icon to select the setting.
Display
Description
GS
Playback uses GS-compatible tones. Result is same
as that from any other GS instrument.
KF
Playback will use KF tones for some tones. This
will make the performance more expressive.
However when the data is played back on non-KF
models, the nuances of the performance may be
different.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
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Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Changing the Settings for the
Marker and the Count Sound
Voice(JP)
A voice counting “1, 2” in Japanese
Voice(ENG)
A voice counting “1, 2” in English
Wood Block
Wood Block
You can set markers at points within measures and change
Triangle/Castanet
Triangle and castanet sound
the sound used with the CountIn feature. To change these
Handclap
Clapping
Animal
Animal Voice
settings, use the following procedure to bring up the
“Marker Option Screen.”
1. Press the [Composer Navigator] button.
The Composer Navigator screen appears.
2. Touch <Marker/Count In>.
The Marker/Count In Screen (p. 90) appears.
3. At the Marker screen, touch <Option> at the
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Marker screen.
→ Take a look at “Counting Down Before a Performance Starts”
(p. 88).
■ Playing the Count Sound at
Each Repetition
You can choose whether the count is sounded at every
bottom right of the screen.
repetition when you repeat playback of a song or a particular
The following screen will appear.
passage.
fig.08-22.eps
1. Display the Marker Option screen.
2. Select the way this is to be played with the
<Repeat>
.
Indication
Description
First Time
The count is sounded only before the first
playback.
Every Time
The count-in is sounded each time the song
is played.
This is called the “Marker Option screen.”
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Marker screen.
■ Changing the Number of
Measures Counted and the
Count Sound
When you’ve made the setting for sounding an audible count
(p. 88), you can change the number of measures that are
counted, as well as the type of counting sound.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Marker screen.
→ Take a look at “Counting Down Before a Performance Starts”
(p. 88).
■ Placing a Marker in the Middle
of a Measure
A marker is normally placed at the start of the selected
measure, but you can also set it so that a marker is placed at a
position partway through a measure.
1. Display the Marker Option screen.
1. Display the Marker Option screen.
2. Use <Measure>
2. Touch <Resolution>
to choose the number of
measures to count and the count sound.
Indication
Description
1
The one-bar count will sound.
2
The two-bar count will sound.
3. Use <Sound>
to choose the count sound.
Indication
Description
Sticks
Sound of tapping with a stick
Click
A bell and a clicking sound
Electronic
Electronic sound
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to choose the
marker setting.
Indication
Description
Measure
This lets you place a marker at the beginning
of the measure.
Beat
This lets you place a marker at each beat.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Marker screen.
* When “Beat” is selected for this setting, place the markers
while the song is played back.
→ Take a look at “Placing/Erasing a Marker Within a Song” (p.
90).
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Adjusting the Standard Pitch
(Master Tuning)
Changing the Type of Reverb
Effect
The standard pitch generally refers to the pitch of the note
By changing the reverberations of the notes, you can enjoy
that’s played when you finger the middle A key. For a
the atmosphere of performance in a wide variety of different
cleaner ensemble sound while performing with one or more
locations.
other instruments, ensure that each instrument’s basic pitch
is in tune with that of the other instruments. This tuning of
all the instruments to a standard pitch is called “Master
1. Press the [Function] button.
The Function screen appears.
Tuning.”
2. Touch <System Setting>.
1. Press the [Function] button.
3. Touch <Effect/Bend>.
The Function screen appears.
If <Effect/Bend> is not displayed, touch Page <
<
2. Touch <System Setting>.
> and
> to switch screens.
fig.08-16.e
fig.08-23.eps
4. Touch <Reverb Type>
3. Touch <Master Tune>.
If <Master Tune> is not displayed, touch Page <
<
> and
> to switch screens.
to change the
type of reverb.
Display
Type Description
Room 1
Simulates the reverb of a conference room
Room 2
Simulates the reverb of a performance
fig.08-23.eps
lounge
Simulates the reverb of a large, open room
Hall 1
Simulates the reverb of a large concert hall
Hall 2
Simulates the reverb of a small concert hall
Plate
Applies a bright, metallic reverb
Delay
Repeats the sound many times, like an echo
Panning Delay Makes the sound jump back and forth
to change the standard pitch.
between the left and right speakers
The standard pitch can be set to any value from 415.3–
466.2 Hz. The setting is at “440.0 Hz” when the piano is
powered up.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
* Changing the type of Reverb effect may also change the setting
for “Adding Ambience from Different Venues to Songs
(Ambience)” (p. 142).
→ Check out “Adding Reverberation to Sounds (The Reverb
Effect)” (p. 59).
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4. Touch
Room 3
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Changing the Type of Chorus
Effect
Changing the Bend Range
When the “Chorus” effect is applied (p. 62), you can change
played note is called the “Bender Effect.”
the chorus effect type.
With the KF-90, you can assign the bender effect to a pedal,
* If <Depth> is set to “0” when the “Chorus” effect is selected
in the Effect Screen, the chorus effect is not applied to the
sound.
then apply the bender by depressing and releasing the pedal
(p. 147).
You can also make a setting that determines how much the
pitch of the note changes when you apply the bender. The
1. Press the [Function] button.
maximum range of change in pitch is called the “Bend
Range.”
The Function screen appears.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
1. Press the [Function] button.
The Function screen appears.
3. Touch <Effect/Bend>.
If <Effect/Bend> is not displayed, touch Page <
<
The effect of smoothly raising or lowering the pitch of a
> and
> to switch screens.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
3. Touch <Effect/Bend>.
fig.08-16.e
If <Effect/Bend> is not displayed, touch Page <
<
> and
> to switch screens.
fig.08-16.e
4. Use <Chorus Type>
to change the type
of chorus effect.
Display
Type Description
Chorus 1
Applies a light chorus effect with
slow undulations
Chorus 2
Applies a light chorus effect with
quick undulations
Chorus 3
Applies a deep chorus effect with
slow undulations
Chorus 4
Applies a deep chorus effect with
quick undulations
Feedback Chorus
A soft sound with a flanger effect
Short Delay
A short echo effect
Flanger
An effect that sounds like a jet
plane’s ascent/descent
Short Delay (Feedback) A short echo with many repetitions
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
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4. Use <Bend Range>
to set the bend
range.
You can set this to any value within a range of 1 to 12 (in
half-tone steps, up to one octave).
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
→ Take a look at “Assigning Functions to Pedals” (p. 147).
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Changing the Screen Settings
Some karaoke Music Files show lyrics on screen. You can
hide the on-screen lyrics displayed by such music files. With
the KF-90, you can also change the language and vary the
contrast of the screen.
turned on.
The Function screen appears.
1. Press the [Function] button.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
The Function screen appears.
3. Touch <Display/Language>.
If <Display/Language> is not displayed, touch Page
> and <
You can select the words and other messages you want to
have displayed on the KF-90’s screen when the power is
1. Press the [Function] button.
<
Changing the Screen Message
When the Power Is Turned On
(Opening Message)
> to switch screens.
fig.08-29.eps
2. Touch <System Setting>.
3. Touch <Opening Message>.
If <Opening Message> is not displayed, touch Page
<
> and <
> to switch screens.
fig.08-27.eps
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
■ Hiding the On-screen Lyrics
* This setting is enabled only when playing back music files that
to scroll the cursor, and
enter the message by using Value [-] [+] button or
the dial to choose the letters.
include the lyrics.
1. Touch <Lyric>
4. Use
to choose the setting.
Touch <A-a-0-!> at the bottom of the screen to change
the type of script.
Indication
Description
Touching <_> inserts a blank space at the cursor
On
Lyrics are displayed (when performance data
location.
containing lyrics is played back).
Off
Lyrics are not displayed.
5. When you’re done entering the text, touch
<Execute>.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
■ Changing the Language
to choose the language.
Indication: English, Japanese
impossible to use this instrument.
→ If you touch <All Clear> at the bottom of the screen, followed
■ Adjusting the Contrast of the
Screen
1. Touch <Contrast>
Doing so can damage the internal memory, making it
by <Execute>, the piano will revert to using its original
opening message.
to adjust the contrast
of the screen.
You can adjust the contrast level along a ten-stage range.
The higher the value set, the brighter it is displayed.
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1. Use <Language>
* Never switch off the power while this operation is in progress.
Chapter 8 Changing Various Settings
Maintaining Settings After
the Power Is Turned Off
(Memory Backup)
Restoring the Factory
Settings (Factory Reset)
Ordinarily, when you turn off the power, settings return to
Backup” (p. 154) to these original factory-default values. This
their default values. However, some settings can be stored,
function is called “Factory Reset.”
You can restore the settings stored in memory with “Memory
* When you perform a Factory Reset, all settings that have been
so they won’t be discarded when you turn off the power.
stored in memory up to then are erased and reset to their
This function is called “Memory Backup.”
factory defaults.
1. Press the [Function] button.
1. Press the [Function] button.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
The Function screen appears.
3. Touch <Memory Backup>.
If <Memory Backup> is not displayed, touch Page <
and <
2. Touch <System Setting>.
>
> to switch screens.
fig.08-28.eps
3. Touch <Factory Reset>.
If <Factory Reset> is not displayed, touch Page <
and <
>
> to switch screens.
fig.08-29.eps
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
4. Touch <Execute> on the screen.
The confirmation message appears on screen.
5. Touch <OK> to store the settings in memory.
When the setting has been stored in memory, the
previous screen will reappear.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
4. Touch <Execute> on the screen.
The confirmation message appears on screen.
5. Touch <OK> to restore the settings to their
Touch <Cancel> to make the message disappear without
factory defaults.
storing the settings.
When the setting is changed, the previous screen returns.
* Never switch off the power while a Memory Backup operation
Turn the KF-90 off, then on again.
is in progress. Doing so can damage the internal memory,
Touch <Cancel> to make the message disappear without
making it impossible to use this instrument.
changing the settings.
* Never switch off the power while this operation is in progress!
Doing so can damage the internal memory, making it
impossible to use this instrument.
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Repositioning the Touch Screen
If you’ve been using the Touch Screen for some time, the
pointer may be shifted, making the KF-90 react incorrectly.
You should correct this displacement when necessary by
performing calibration (repositioning).
1. Press the [Function] button.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
3. Touch <Touch Screen>.
If <Touch Screen> is not displayed, touch Page <
and <
>
> to switch screens.
fig.08-30.eps
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
4. Touch <Execute> on the screen.
5. Touch the points indicated on the touch screen.
* Do this carefully, because touching a location that’s different
from the one indicated for the pointer may make the
displacement even worse. Be sure to touch the pointer
accurately.
6. Touch <Memorize> at the bottom of screen to
store the setting of calibration to KF-90.
* If you turn the power off before doing step 6, the setting of
calibration will go away.
Chapter 8
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Chapter 9 Connecting External Devices
By connecting the KF-90 to external devices such as audio
equipment and MIDI instruments, you can enjoying in the
following ways.
Connecting MIDI Devices
❍ Connecting MIDI Devices (p. 156)
performance data, you can control the performances on one
You can connect a MIDI sequencer and record performance
data from the KF-90 or play performance data from the KF-90
on the sequencer. Also, when you connect a MIDI sound
module, you can perform on the KF-90 and hear the sounds
played through the MIDI sound module.
By connecting an external MIDI device and exchanging
device from the other. For instance, you can output sound
from the other instrument or switch Tones on the other
instrument.
What’s MIDI?
MIDI, short for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface,” was
developed as a standard for the exchange of performance
❍ Connecting a Computer (p. 161)
data between electronic instruments and computers.
You can use a sequencer program (such as Roland VisualMT) to record performance data from the KF-90 and play
performance data from the program on the KF-90.
The KF-90 is equipped with MIDI connectors and a
❍ Connecting Audio Equipment (p. 160)
The KF-90 has high-quality built-in stereo speakers, but you
can also hook up a stereo system, and enjoy performances
that are even more impressive.
You can also connect it to a tape recorder or other recording
equipment and record your performances.
Computer connector to let it exchange performance data
with external devices. These connectors can be used to
connect the KF-90 to an external device for even greater
versatility.
* A separate publication titled “MIDI Implementation” is also
available. It provides complete details concerning the way
MIDI has been implemented on this unit. If you should require
this publication (such as when you intend to carry out bytelevel programming), please contact the nearest Roland Service
Center or authorized Roland distributor.
■ Connectors
fig.09-
MIDI Out Connector
Connect this to the MIDI In connector on an external MIDI
device using a MIDI cable (sold separately).
Performance data when you finger the keyboard or depress a
pedal is sent from this connector to the external MIDI
connector.
MIDI In Connector
Connect this to the MIDI Out connector on an external MIDI
device using a MIDI cable (sold separately).
This receives MIDI messages that are sent from external
MIDI devices. The KF-90 that receives MIDI messages can
output sounds, exchange tones, and perform other
operations.
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■ Making the Connections
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other
devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power
on all devices before making any connections.
1. Turn the volume all the way down on the KF-90
and on the device you’re about to connect.
2. Switch off the power to the KF-90 and the device
you’re about to connect.
MIDI Settings
With the KF-90, you can make MIDI settings like those
described below.
“MIDI Setting Screen”
Display
Description
TX. Channel
Chooses the MIDI send channel (p. 158).
Local Control
Switches Local Control on or off (p. 158).
Composer Out
Determines whether a recorded
3. Set the Computer switch on the back of the unit
performance is sent to the MIDI
to “MIDI.”
instrument. (p. 158)
4. Use a MIDI cable (sold separately) to connect the
MIDI connectors to each other.
Please refer to the connection examples below.
5. Switch on the power to the KF-90 and the
connected device.
“Program Change Screen”
Program Change Sends Program Change messages
(Program Numbers). (p. 158)
Bankselect MSB
Sends Bank Select MSB messages. (p.
158)
6. Adjust the volume level on the KF-90 and the
connected device.
7. You should also set the MIDI settings as needed.
Bankselect LSB
Sends Bank Select LSB messages. (p. 158)
Making the Settings
For details on the MIDI-related settings, refer to p. 157–p.
1. Press the [Function] button.
159.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
Connecting with MIDI Sequencer
fig.09-10
3. Touch <MIDI Setting> or <Program Change>.
fig.09-04.eps
MT Series
* The MT-80s has no MIDI Out
connector.
Out
MIDI
In
* When the KF-90 is connected to a MIDI sequencer, set it to
Local OFF. Refer to “Disconnecting the Keyboard from the
Internal Sound Generator (Local On/Off)” (p. 158).
fig.09-04.eps
❍ Connecting with a MIDI Sound Module
fig.09-
Sound Module
THRU
MIDI
OUT
IN
Chapter 9
4. Touch
to make the setting for the
corresponding item.
Touch <Exit> or press the [Function] button to go back to
the previous screen.
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■ Selecting the Transmit Channel
(Tx. Channel)
MIDI organizes things into “channels,” which are numbered
from 1 through 16. Simply connecting a cable is not enough
for communication to take place. The connected devices must
be set to use the same MIDI channels. Otherwise, no sound
will be produced, and no sounds can be selected.
Select the transmit channel (1–16) of the KF-90.
The channel setting is at “1” when the KF-90 is powered up.
If the keyboard has been split into right-hand and left-hand
sections, messages from the left-hand section are not sent.
The KF-90 receives messages on all channels from 1 through
16.
■ Disconnecting the Internal
Sound Generator and
Keyboard (Local Control)
When connecting a MIDI sequencer, set Local Control to
“off.” The setting is at “Local Control ON” when the KF-90 is
powered up.
As illustrated, information describing what has been played
on the keyboard is passed to the sound module over two
different routes, (1) and (2). As a result, you hear overlapping
or intermittent sounds. To prevent this from happening,
route (1) must be severed, by setting the unit to what is
known as “Local Off.”
Local Off: The keyboard and internal sound generator are
separated. No sound will be produced by the keyboard when
it is played.
fig.09-
No sound produced
Sound Generator
Local Off
→ When connecting a unit in the Roland MT series, you don’t
need to switch off Local Control. MT units transmit Local Off
messages when their power is switched on. If you first switch
on the KF-90, then the MT-series device, Local Control is
automatically switched off on the KF-90.
■ Sending Recorded
Performance Data to a MIDI
Device (Composer Out)
When Composer Out is active, you can send performance
data recorded with the KF-90 to a connected MIDI device or
computer.
When you turn on the power, this is set to “OFF” (data is not
sent).
fig.09-
(1) Local On
Sequencer
MIDI
IN
Sound
Generator
MIDI
OUT
Memory
MIDI
OUT
MIDI
IN
Each note played is sounded twice
(2) Soft Tru On
■ Sending Tone Change
Messages (Program Change/
BankSelect MSB/BankSelect LSB)
A Program Change is a message that means “change to the
tone of the specified number.” The device that receives this
changes to the tone of the corresponding number.
When you choose a Program Change message (Program
Number), the Program Number will be transmitted to the
Local On: The keyboard and internal sound generator are
connected.
MIDI device connected to the KF-90. The MIDI device that
receives the Program Number changes the tone to the
corresponding Program Number.
fig.09-
Sound is emitted
Normally, the Tone is selected from the 128 Tones available.
Some MIDI devices, however, have more than 128 Tones.
With such devices, the Tone is selected through a
Sound Generator
Local On
combination of Program Change messages and Bank Select
messages. There are two parts of a Bank Select message: the
MSB (Controller 0, with a value of 0–127) and the LSB
(Controller 32, with a value of 0–127).
* Some MIDI instruments can’t handle Bank Select messages.
Others can handle Bank Selects, but do not recognize the LSB
part.
→ If you want to know more about how sounds are changed upon
reception of Program Change messages, please see “MIDI
Implementation” (Sold seperately).
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Synchronizing with
Connected MIDI Devices
MIDI Ensemble
You can have connected MIDI devices played by the tempo
produced by the KF-90; you can also have the tempo
produced by connected MIDI devices play the KF-90. This
setting is called the “MIDI Sync.”
Having connected MIDI devices work at the same tempo,
and start and stop at the same timing is called
“synchronization.”
Ensemble)
1. Press the [Function] button.
1. Press the [Function] button.
Performing in Ensemble with MIDI Instruments (MIDI
You can connect an electronic percussion device or other
such MIDI instrument to the KF-90’s MIDI In connector to
allow ensemble playing. Making the MIDI settings for the
instrument connected to the MIDI In connector is easy. The
sounds from the connected MIDI instrument are played from
the KF-90’s speaker.
The Function screen appears.
The Function screen appears.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
2. Touch <System Setting>.
3. Touch <MIDI Sync Mode>.
3. Touch <MIDI Ensemble>.
The following screen is appeared.
fig.09-04.eps
4. Touch
to make the setting.
Displayed
Description
Int
Adjustment of the KF-90’s tempo and starting
and stopping of playback and recording is
performed by the KF-90.
The KF-90’s tempo as well as the starting and
stopping of playback and recording is
controlled by the MIDI device connected to the
KF-90’s MIDI In connector. When there is no
MIDI device connected, then tempo changing
operation can not be controlled by the KF-90.
Ext
Remote
Auto
The following screen is appeared.
fig.09-04.eps
Playback and recording of songs is controlled
by the connected MIDI device.
4. Select the method for using the MIDI In
connector.
Displayed
Meaning
Normal
Normal setting. Make changes in tone and
other settings from the connected device.
Choose this when a percussion pad (such as
Pad
the Roland SPD-20 Total Percussion Pad) is
connected to the MIDI In connector on the KF90. You don’t need to make any MIDI settings
on the KF-90. Make the settings for the pad
sounds or others on the pad. (For more
information, refer to the pad’s manual.)
Keyboard
Choose this when a keyboard (such as the
Roland PC-180 or AX-1 MIDI Keyboard
stopping of playback and recording is
Controller) is connected to the MIDI In
controlled by the MIDI device connected to the
connector on the KF-90. You can choose the
KF-90’s MIDI In connector. When there is no
tones played with the connected keyboard on
MIDI device connected, then these operations
the KF-90.
can be performed by the KF-90.
* Unless the above is set to either “Int” or “Auto,” the KF-90’s
buttons cannot be used to adjust the KF-90’s tempo.
Ordinarily, you should set this to “Int.”
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
5. When “Keyboard” is selected in Step 3 above, use
or
to select the tone.
The connected keyboard plays using the selected tone.
Touch <Exit> to go back to the Function screen.
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Chapter 9
The KF-90’s tempo as well as the starting and
Chapter 9 Connecting External Devices
Connecting to Audio
Equipment
When you connect the KF-90 to audio equipment, you can
2. Turn off the power to the KF-90 and other
connected equipment.
3. Use audio cables (sold separately) to make the
connection.
play the sounds from the KF-90 through the speakers on the
audio equipment or record your performances on a tape
recorder or other recording device.
When connecting, please use an audio cable with a standard
4. Switch on the KF-90.
5. Switch on the connected device.
6. Adjust the volume level on the KF-90 and the
phone plug (sold separately).
■ Connectors
connected device.
fig.09-
Recording KF-90 Performances on a Recording Device
7. Start recording with the connected device.
8. Play the keyboard.
9. When the performance ends, stop recording on
Output Jacks
You can connect audio equipment using audio cables (sold
separately) and play the sounds from the KF-90 through the
speakers on the connected equipment or record your
performances on a tape recorder or other recording device.
If the input of the connected device is monaural, you must
the connected equipment.
Playing Audio Equipment Sounds
Through the Speakers on the KF-90
fig.09-
Output L/R
(Line In, AUX IN)
use the L (Mono) jack.
Input Jacks
You can connect another sound source, such as audio
equipment or an electronic instrument using audio cables
(sold separately) and play the sounds from the connected
device through the speakers on the KF-90.
If the input of the connected device is monaural, you must
use the L (Mono) jack.
■ Making the Connections
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other
devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power
on all devices before making any connections.
Playing Sounds from the KF-90 Through the
Speakers on Audio Equipment or Recording
Your Performances on a Recording Device
1. Turn the volume all the way down on the KF-90
and on the device you’re about to connect.
2. Turn off the power to the KF-90 and other
connected equipment.
3. Use audio cables (sold separately) to make the
connection.
fig.09-
Input L/R
(Line In, AUX IN)
4. Turn on the connected equipment.
5. Turn on the KF-90.
6. Adjust the volume level on the KF-90 and the
connected device.
After use, turn off the power using the following procedure.
1. Turn the volume all the way down on the KF-90
and on the device you’re about to connect.
1. Turn the volume all the way down on the KF-90
and on the device you’re about to connect.
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2. Turn off the connected equipment.
3. Turn off the KF-90.
Chapter 9 Connecting External Devices
Connecting a Computer
7. You should also make the settings for the MIDI
send channel (p. 158) and Local Control on or off
You can connect a computer on which a sequencing program
such as Roland Visual MT is installed and play sounds from
the software sound generator through the KF-90’s speakers
or save songs recorded on the KF-90 on the computer.
■ Connectors
fig.09-
as needed (p. 158).
Connection Examples:
❍ Connection with an Apple Macintosh computer
Use a computer cable (sold separately) to connect the
Computer connector on the KF-90 to the modem port (or
printer port) on the Apple Macintosh. Set the Computer
switch to “Mac.”
When using the Macintosh “Patch Bay” utility, specify 1
MHz as the Interface Type (MIDI Interface Clock).
fig.09-
Computer Connector
Apple Macintosh
You can connect a computer to this connector to exchange
Modem Port
performance data.
Use a computer cable (sold separately) to make the
connection.
Macintosh IIci
The type of cable required will depend on your computer.
Computer Switch
Computer cable (sold separately)
RSC-15APL
The setting for this switch is made depending on the
computer connected— Mac/PC-1/PC-2.
When this switch is set to MIDI, this connector cannot be
used.
■ Making the Connections
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other
devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power
on all devices before making any connections.
❍ Connection with an IBM PC
Use a computer cable (sold separately) to connect the
Computer connector on the KF-90 to the COM1 or COM2
serial port on the IBM PC. Set the Computer switch to “PC-2.”
fig.09-
IBM PC/AT
RS-232C
1. Turn on the KF-90 and the computer.
2. Using a compatible computer cable (sold
separately), connect the Computer connector on
the back of the keyboard with the computer’s
Computer cable (sold separately)
RSC-15AT
serial port.
3. Set the computer switch on the underside of the
keyboard to match the type of computer
connected.
Please refer to the connection examples below.
* Change the setting of the Computer switch only after the
power to the unit is off.
4. Turn on the computer.
Chapter 9
5. Turn on the KF-90.
6. Make the settings for baud rate (transmission
speed) for the computer and the software.
For more information on this procedure, please refer to
the owner’s manual for your computer.
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Trouble Shooting
If you think there’s a problem, read this first.
The button doesn’t work.
Keyboard? (p. 81)
● Have you pressed the One Touch Program [Arranger]
button?
If the One Touch Program [Arranger] button has not been
pressed, only the rhythm pattern is played (p. 73).
● Is the 16-track Sequencer screen displayed (p. 119)?
● Is the panel locked? (p. 141)
Turn the power off, then back on.
Certain instruments are not heard while
playing a song.
No sound is heard.
● Have song settings been changed for each Part (p. 120)?
● Is the track button set so as to mute the sound (black
background)?
Sounds on a track for which the track button is muted
(indicated by a black background) are not played. Touch
the button to enable play of the sounds (white background)
(p. 89).
The power doesn’t come on.
● Is the power cord connected and plugged in correctly?
(p. 16)
● Has the [Volume] knob been moved all the way to the left?
(p. 17)
● Are headphones plugged in? (p. 17)
● Has the [Balance] knob been moved all the way to the
“Accomp” or “Keyboard”? (p. 81)
● Has the volume been set to “0” using the Part Balance
function? (p. 81)
A Tone or Music Style cannot be selected.
No sound is heard (when a MIDI instrument is
connected).
● Touch <Exit> several times to display the Basic screen (p.
19), then choose the Tone or Music Style.
● Have all devices been switched on? (p. 156)
● Is the Computer switch on the rear of the KF-90 set to
“MIDI”? (p. 156)
There is a slight delay before playback of a
song on floppy disk starts.
No sound is heard when the keyboard is
played.
● Has Local Control been set to “off”? (p. 157)
Sounds are heard twice (doubled) when the
keyboard is played.
● Has the Layer Play mode been enabled? (p. 53)
● When the KF-90 is connected to an external sequencer, set
it to the Local OFF mode. Alternatively, the sequencer
could be set so its Soft Thru feature is OFF
(p. 157).
Not all played notes are sounded.
● The maximum number of notes that the KF-90 can play
simultaneously is 64 (stereo). Frequent use of the damper
pedal during automatic accompaniment or when playing
along with a song on floppy disk may result in
performance data with too many notes, causing some notes
to drop out.
The tuning or pitch of the keyboard or song is
off.
● Has the setting for transposition been made? (p. 93, 94)
● Are the settings for the Temperament and tuning curve
correct? (p. 143)
● Is the setting for Master Tune correct? (p. 151)
Effects cannot be applied to Tones.
● It’s not possible to apply more than one effect at the same
time, so when a performance has been recorded on
multiple tracks or when playing along with a song as it’s
played back, the desired effect may not be applied.
Automatic accompaniment is not heard.
● Has the [Balance] knob been moved all the way to the
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● There are two types of SMF music data: format 0 and
format 1. If the song uses SMF format 1 data, there will be a
slight delay until playback starts. Refer to the booklet that
came with the music data you’re using to determine the
format type.
When song playback starts, the on-screen
measure number reads “PU” (pickup).
● If the song starts in the middle of a measure, the display
shows “PU” (pickup) at the beginning of the song. After
that, the measure number is displayed.
The Fwd [
work.
] and Bwd [
] buttons don’t
● The fast-forward and reverse buttons are ignored while
music data is being read in. Wait until processing finishes.
Pressing the Reset [
] button doesn’t return
to the beginning of the song.
● Some music data may contain settings that stop play at a
point partway through the song. When playing such songs,
pressing the Reset [
] button moves the song to the
point that has been set. Press the button several times more
to return to the beginning of the tune.
The Tone has changed.
● During automatic accompaniment, changing the Music
Style automatically changes the Tones and tempo of the
upper part of the keyboard to match the new Music Style.
If you want to change only the Music Style without also
altering the tempo and Tone, check out “Keeping the Same
Tone and Tempo When the Music Style Changes” (p. 147).
● When a performance made along with a Music Data tune
has been recorded, recording the performance to track
button [1/Whole] may make the Tones for buttons [3/Left]
and [4/Right] change as well.
Trouble Shooting
Chord Intelligence can’t be used.
● Has Chord Intelligence been switched off? (p. 147)
● Is the setting for “Piano Style Arranger” active? (p. 80)
A note doesn’t stop playing
● Have the Chord Tone and Bass Tone been changed
(p. 146)?
Some Chord Tone and Bass Tone notes may be sounded
continuously.
Recording is not possible.
● Has one of the track buttons for recording been selected?
(p. 101)
● Has the setting for “Punch-in Recording” (p. 117) or
“Tempo Recording” (p. 123) been made?
To go back to the usual recording method.
The recorded performance has disappeared.
● Any performance that has been recorded is deleted when
the power to the KF-90 is turned off or a song is selected.
A performance cannot be restored once it’s been deleted,
so be sure to save it on a floppy disk before you turn off the
power (p. 109).
The tempo of the recorded song or metronome
is not right.
● When you record after selecting an internal song that
features a changing tempo, the tempos on the other tracks
are changed in keeping with these tempo changes. In
addition, the metronome tempo is also changed the same
way.
Nothing appears on screen.
● The KF-90 uses a liquid-crystal screen, so text may not be
displayed when the ambient temperature is below
freezing.
Lyrics are not indicated properly in the
display.
● With some music files, the lyrics cannot be displayed
correctly.
● Lyrics data can not be saved on a floppy disk.
● If you press a button while the lyrics are being shown in
the display, the lyrics will disappear. To recall them, press
the Play [
] button.
Score is not indicated properly in the display.
● In the Score screen, some lyrics or notes could extend
beyond the edges of the screen, and not be displayed.
● The score display feature is particularly unsuitable for the
display of difficult, complex musical works that demand
accurate notation.
Refer to “Some notes on a Score Screen” (p. 85).
● If you select a part that does not contain performance data,
notes will not be displayed in the score.
Change the part that is displayed (p. 149).
● The positioning of the Touch Screen may become displaced
if some time has passed since it was last used. Take a look
at “Repositioning the Touch Screen” (p. 155) to correct the
positioning.
● Is the pedal connected correctly? (p. 16)
● Has a different function been assigned to the pedal? See
“Assigning Functions to Pedals” (p. 147).
● Normal pedal operation is automatically enabled when the
One Touch Program [Piano] button is pressed.
● Unplugging a pedal cord from the unit while the power is
on may cause the pedal’s effect to be applied without
stopping. Be sure to switch off the power to the unit before
attempting to disconnect or connect a pedal cord.
A High-Pitched Whine Is Produced
● When listening through headphones:
Some of the more flamboyant and effervescent piano tones
feature an ample high-end component, which may make
the sound appear to have metallic reverberation added.
Since this reverberation becomes particularly audible
when supplemented by heavy reverb, you may be able to
diminish the problem by reducing the amount of reverb
applied to the sound.
When listening through speakers:
Here, a different cause (such as resonance produced by the
KF-90) would be suspect. Consult your Roland dealer or
nearest Roland Service Center.
The Bass Range Sounds Odd, or There Is a
Vibrating Resonance
● When listening through speakers:
Playing at loud volumes may cause instruments near the
KF-90 to resonate. Resonation can also occur with
fluorescent light tubes, glass doors, and other objects. In
particular, this problem occurs more easily when the bass
component is increased, and when the sound is played at
higher volumes. Use the following measures to suppress
such resonance.
• Place speakers so they are 10–15 cm from walls and other
surfaces.
• Reduce the volume.
• Move the speakers away from any resonating objects.
When listening through headphones:
Here, a different cause (such as resonance produced by the
KF-90) would be suspect. Consult your Roland dealer or
nearest Roland Service Center.
Reverberation Still Audible Even with Reverb
Turned Off
● Since the KF-90’s piano sounds faithfully reproduce the
sense of spaciousness and reverberation of an actual
acoustic piano’s sound, a certain amount of reverberation
is still perceptible, even with the reverb effect deactivated.
The volume level of the instrument connected
to KF-90 is too low.
● Could you be using a connection cable that contains a
resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
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The Touch Screen doesn’t respond correctly.
Depressing a pedal has no effect, or the pedal
effect doesn’t stop.
If this Message Appears on Screen
Indication: PU
Indication: Error.12
Meaning:
Meaning:
When a song with a pickup (a song that does
The floppy disk inserted into the disk drive
not start on the first beat) is played back, the
can’t be read. Be sure you’re using Roland
measure numbers will be indicated in the
SMF Music Files or other music files
display as PU, 1, 2, and so forth.
compatible with Roland digital pianos (p.
183). Also, if you want to save your work on
Indication: Error.00
floppy disk, you need to format the floppy
Meaning:
disk first (p. 109).
To protect the copyright, this music file
cannot be saved as an SMF. Also, the music
file can not be saved. If you want to save it,
Indication: Error.13
please save on the same floppy disk.
Meaning:
The floppy disk was removed from the disk
drive while reading or writing was in
Indication: Error.01
progress. Insert the floppy disk and repeat
Meaning:
the procedure.
You can only read the music file or music
style. It can not be saved on a floppy disk or
internal memory.
Indication: Error.14
Meaning:
This floppy disk is damaged and cannot be
Indication: Error.02
used. Insert a different disk and repeat the
Meaning:
procedure.
The protect tab on the floppy disk is set to the
Protect position. Change it to the Write
position. Repeat the procedure.
Indication: Error.15
Meaning:
This song or music style cannot be read. Also,
Indication: Error.03
you can only use User Programs that have
Meaning:
been saved with the KF-90 (p. 140).
This floppy disk cannot store the format or
save any data. Insert a different disk and
repeat the procedure.
Indication: Error.16
Meaning:
Indication: Error.04
Meaning:
quickly enough. Press the Stop [
The data cannot be saved onto this floppy
then press the Reset [
disk because the format is different. Use the
[
floppy disk in the same format.
Indication: Error.05
Meaning:
A new song cannot be written on this song.
Meaning:
Insert the disk correctly, and repeat the
procedure.
Indication: Error.11
Meaning:
There is not sufficient space left on the floppy
disk or internal memory for the data to be
saved. Save the data onto a different floppy
disk.
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The internal memory capacity of the KF-90 is
floppy disk to delete the song data or the
User style stored on the KF-90 memory.
procedure.
No floppy disk is connected to the disk drive.
] button and Play
] button to play the song.
full. Save the song or music style data on a
different floppy disk, and repeat the
Meaning:
] button,
Indication: Error.30
Select a different song number or use a
Indication: Error.10
The KF-90 cannot read the floppy disk
Indication: Error.40
Meaning:
The KF-90 cannot deal with the excessive
MIDI data sent from the external MIDI
device. Reduce the amount of MIDI data sent
to the KF-90.
If this Message Appears on Screen
Indication: Error.41
Meaning:
A MIDI cable or computer cable has been
disconnected. Connect it properly and
securely.
Indication: Error.42
Meaning:
An excessive amount of performance data
has been sent to KF-90 in one time and
therefore could not be recorded. Change the
tempo more slowly to record the
performance again.
Indication: Error.43
Meaning:
The Computer Switch is set to a wrong
position or the computer is set wrongly.
Switch off the KF-90 then set the Computer
Switch to the correct position and set the
computer correctly. After that, switch on the
KF-90 again.
Indication: Error.51
Meaning:
There is something wrong with the system.
Repeat the procedure from the beginning.
* If it is not solved after you have tried several times, contact the
Roland service center.
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Tone List
[Piano] Group
Grand Piano1
Ballad Piano
Bright Piano
Piano Choir
PianoStrings
Air Grand
Rock Piano
Honky-tonk
Honky-tonk 2
Harpsi.Singl
Harpsi.Doubl
Harpsichord
Grand Piano2
Bell Piano
Piano Oohs
Synth Harpsi
Harpsi.o
Coupled Hps.
UprightPiano
MIDI Piano1
MIDI Piano2
Piano 1
Piano 2
Piano 3
[E.Piano] Group
Stage Rhodes
Dyno Rhodes
Suitcase
E.Piano 1
E.Piano 2
E.Piano 3
Wurly
EG+Rhodes 1
EG+Rhodes 2
Vibraphone
Marimba
Soft Marimba
Clav.
Hard Clav.
Soft Clav.
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Vibra Bells
Soft E.Piano
60's E.Piano
Hard E.Piano
Pop Vibe.
Pop Celesta
Music Box
FM+SA EP
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St.FM EP
Hard FM EP
Balafon
Santur
Steel Drums
Detuned EP 1
Detuned EP 2
Hard Rhodes
SynRingClav.
Reso Clav.
Phase Clav.
Tubular-bell
Kalimba
Celesta
Analog Clav.
[Organ] Group
Rock Organ1
Rock Organ2
Jazz Organ 1
Rotary Org.S
Rotary Org.F
L-Organ
Full Organ 1
Full Organ 2
Full Organ 3
Jazz Organ2
Jazz Organ3
Jazz Organ4
Nason flt 8'
Diapason 8'
Organ Flute
Accordion
Hard Accord
Harmonica
Lower Organ1
Lower Organ2
Full Organ 4
Pop Organ
VS Organ
CheeseOrgan
Organ Bass
Pipe Org. Bs
Metalic Org.
Trem.Flute
Church Organ
Theater Org.
Organ 1
Organ 2
Digi Church
[Guitar/Bass] Group
EX Ac.Guitar
Nylon Guitar
Steel Guitar
Jazz Guitar
JC E.Guitar
DistortionGt
Gut Guitar
12str Guitar
Overdrive Gt
Fingered Bs.
Picked Bs.
Fretless Bs.
Rock Rhythm
Rock Rhythm2
Muted Dis.Gt
Acoustic Bs.
A.Bass+Cymbl
Mute PickBs.
Power Guitar
Power Gt.2
Open Hard
Mandolin
Hawaiian Gt.
Shamisen
Feedback Gt.
Feedback Gt2
Dazed Guitar
Ukulele
Banjo
Koto
Nylon+Steel
Nylon Gt.o
Steel Vox
Jungle Bass
Modular Bass
WireStr Bass
Muted Gt.
Muted Gt.2
Mellow Gt.
Synth Bass 1
Synth Bass 2
Mr.Smooth
5th Dist.
Gt.Harmonics
Slap Bass
ResoSH Bass
SH101 Bass
SynthBass101
Tone List
[Strings] Group
JP SuperSaw
LM PureLead
SquareWave2
Holy Voices
New Age Pad
Sugar Key
Natural Lead
2600 SubOsc
Acid Guitar
Org Bells
Clear Bells
Fantasia
LM Square
Warm SquPad
HollowReleas
Soft Crystal
Crystal
Fantasia 2
FM Lead 1
FM Lead 2
Mg Lead
Harpvox
CC Solo
Brightness
Dual Sqr&Saw
P5 Saw Lead
Rhythmic Saw
Waspy Synth
JP8 Pulse
Cheese Saw
Syn.Square
JP8 Square
Warm Pad
Digi Bells
Nylon Harp
Nylon+Rhodes
Soft Pad
P5 Poly
Reso Saw
RAVE Vox
Fat & Perky
Heaven II
JP8 Sqr Pad
Sweep Pad 2
Converge
Big Panner
Ai-yai-a
Echo Pan 2
Falling Down
Poly King
Octave Stack
Vox Sweep
Rising Osc
Strings
Slow Strings
Velo Strings
Violin
Cello
Harp
Tremolo Str
Suspense Str
SlowStrings2
EX Orchestra
Slow Violin
Contrabass
Choir Str
Harp Strings
Bell Strings
PizzicatoStr
Mellow Pizz.
Timpani
Strings 2
Legato Str
Warm Strings
Syn.Strings1
Syn.Strings2
Syn.Slow Str
Orchestra
OrchestraHit
Oct Strings
Warm JP Str
JP Saw Str
OB Strings
Euro Hit
Philly Hit
6th Hit
Bass Hit
[Sax] Group
EX Alto Sax
AltoSax Soft
Tenor Sax f
Flute
Oboe
Pan Flute
Soprano Sax
Blow Sax
Sax Section
English Horn
Clarinet
Bs Clarinet
Baritone Sax
AltoSax + Tp
Grow Sax
Bottle Blow
BottleBlow2
GS Eng.Horn
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
GS Bari Sax
Bassoon
Piccolo
Recorder
GS Pan Flute
Shakuhachi
Ocarina
Blow Pipe
[Brass] Group
Power Brass
Bright Brass
BrassSection
EX Trumpet
Brass ff
SuperF.Horns
Trombone
Flugel Horn
Fr.Horn Solo
Trumpet
MutedTrumpet
Tuba
Tp Shake
EX Tp&Shake
St. Brass ff
TromboneSoft
Trombone2
OrchestraBrs
Brass 1
Brass 2
Soft Brass
DeepSynBrass
Oct SynBrass
Jump Brass
Synth Brass1
Synth Brass2
French Horn
GS Tuba
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[Synth] Group
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Tone List
[Voice/GS]
Group
Jazz Scat
Dreamy Choir
Humming
Rich Choir
Doos Voice
Choir Oohs
Pop Voice
SynVox
Thum Voice
Doot Accent
Dat Accent
Bop Accent
Choir
Choir Aahs
Piano 1
Piano 1w
Piano 1d
Piano 2
Piano 2w
Piano 3
Piano 3w
GS Honkytonk
Honky-tonk 2
GS E.Piano1
GS E.Piano2
60's E.Piano
E.Piano 1v
E.Piano 2v
Detuned EP 1
Detuned EP 2
GS Harpsi.
Coupled Hps.
Harpsi.w
Harpsi.o
Soft Clav.
Celesta
GS Glocken
GS Music Box
GS Vibe
Vibe.w
GS Marimba
Marimba
Xylophone
Tubular-bell
Church Bell
Carillon
GS Santur
Organ 1
Organ 2
Pop Organ 1
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Detuned Or.1
Detuned Or.2
Church Org.1
Church Org.2
Church Org.3
Full Organ 4
Jazz Organ 1
Rock Organ2
Reed Organ
Accordion Fr
Accordion It
GS Harmonica
Bandoneon
GS Nylon Gt.
Nylon Guitar
Nylon Gt.o
Ukulele
Steel-str.Gt
12-str.Gt
GS Mandolin
Jazz Guitar
GS Hawaiian
Clean Gt.
Chorus Gt.
Muted Gt.
Funk Gt.
Funk Gt.2
Overdrive Gt
GS Dist.Gt
Feedback Gt.
Gt.Harmonics
Gt. Feedback
GS Ac.Bass
GS Fing.Bass
GS Picked Bs
Fretless Bs.
Slap Bass
Slap Bass 2
SynthBass101
Synth Bass 1
Synth Bass 2
Synth Bass 3
Synth Bass 4
Rubber Bass
GS Violin
Slow Violin
Viola
GS Cello
Contrabass
GS Trem.Str
PizzicatoStr
GS Harp
Timpani
GS Strings
Orchestra
GS Sl.Str
Syn.Strings1
Syn.Strings2
Syn.Strings3
Choir Aahs
Choir
Pop Voice
SynVox
OrchestraHit
GS Trumpet
GS Trombone
Trombone 2
GS Tuba
MutedTrumpet
French Horn
Fr.Horn 2
Brass 1
Brass 2
Synth Brass1
Synth Brass2
Synth Brass3
Synth Brass4
AnalogBrass1
AnalogBrass2
GS Sop.Sax
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
GS Bari Sax
GS Oboe
GS Eng.Horn
Bassoon
Clarinet
Piccolo
GS Flute
Recorder
GS Pan Flute
Bottle Blow
Shakuhachi
Whistle
Ocarina
Square Wave
Square
Sine Wave
Saw Wave
Saw
Doctor Solo
Syn.Calliope
Chiffer Lead
Charang
Solo Vox
5th Saw Wave
Bass & Lead
Fantasia
Warm Pad
Polysynth
Space Voice
Bowed Glass
Metal Pad
Halo Pad
Sweep Pad
Ice Rain
Soundtrack
Crystal
Syn Mallet
Atmosphere
Brightness
Goblin
Echo Drops
Echo Bell
Echo Pan
Star Theme
Sitar
Sitar 2
Banjo
GS Shamisen
Koto
Taisho Koto
Kalimba
Bagpipe
Fiddle
Shanai
Tinkle Bell
Agogo
Steel Drums
Woodblock
Castanets
Taiko
Concert BD
Melo. Tom 1
Melo. Tom 2
Synth Drum
808 Tom
Elec Perc.
Reverse Cym.
Gt.FretNoise
Gt.Cut Noise
String Slap
Breath Noise
Fl.Key Click
Seashore
Rain
Thunder
Wind
Stream
Bubble
Bird
Dog
Tone List
Steel-strGt*
Jazz Guitar*
Clean Gt.*
Muted Gt.*
Funk Gt.*
OverdriveGt*
Dist.Guitar*
Gt.Harmo*
Acoustic Bs*
Fingered Bs*
Picked Bs.*
Fretless Bs*
Slap Bass 1*
Slap Bass 2*
Synth Bass1*
Synth Bass2*
Rubber Bass*
Violin*
Viola*
Cello*
Contrabass*
Tremolo Str*
Pizzicato*
Harp*
Timpani*
Strings*
SlowStrings*
Syn.Str 1*
Syn.Str 2*
Choir Aahs*
Pop Voice*
SynVox*
Orche.Hit*
Trumpet*
Trombone*
Tuba*
M.Trumpet*
FrenchHorns*
Brass 1*
SynthBrass1*
SynthBrass2*
A.Brass 1*
Soprano Sax*
Alto Sax*
Tenor Sax*
BaritoneSax*
Oboe*
EnglishHorn*
Bassoon*
Clarinet*
Piccolo*
Flute*
Recorder*
Pan Flute*
Bottle Blow*
Shakuhachi*
Whistle*
Ocarina*
Square Wave*
Saw Wave*
Doctor Solo*
SynCalliope*
ChifferLead*
Charang*
Solo Vox*
5th SawWave*
Bass & Lead*
Fantasia*
Warm Pad*
Polysynth*
Space Voice*
Bowed Glass*
Metal Pad*
Halo Pad*
Sweep Pad*
Ice Rain*
Soundtrack*
Crystal*
Syn Mallet*
Atmosphere*
Brightness*
Goblin*
Echo Drops*
Star Theme*
Sitar*
Banjo*
Shamisen*
Koto*
Kalimba*
Bagpipe*
Fiddle*
Shanai*
Tinkle Bell*
Agogo*
Steel Drums*
Woodblock*
Taiko*
Melo.Tom 1*
Synth Drum*
ReverseCym.*
Fret Noise*
BreathNoise*
Seashore*
Bird*
Telephone 1*
Helicopter*
Applause*
Gun Shot*
* Tone with a “*” symbol
appended to their name
may not play back
satisfactorily on other GS
sound generating devices.
Appendices
Horse-Gallop
Bird 2
Telephone 1
Telephone 2
DoorCreaking
Door
Scratch
Windchime
Helicopter
Car-Engine
Car-Stop
Car-Pass
Car-Crash
Siren
Train
Jetplane
Starship
Burst Noise
Applause
Laughing
Screaming
Punch
Heart Beat
Footsteps
Gun Shot
Machine Gun
Lasergun
Explosion
Piano 1*
Piano 2*
Piano 3*
Honky-tonk*
E.Piano 1*
E.Piano 2*
Harpsichord*
Clav.*
Celesta*
Glocken*
Music Box*
Vibraphone*
Marimba*
Xylophone*
Tubularbell*
Santur*
Organ 1*
Organ 2*
Pop Organ 1*
Rock Organ2*
ChurchOrg.1*
Reed Organ*
AccordionFr*
Harmonica*
Bandoneon*
Nylon-strGt*
169
Drum/SFX Set List
* -----: No sound.
* [EXC]: will not sound simultaneously with other percussion instruments of the same number.
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
C2 36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
C3 48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
C4 60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
C5 72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
C6 84
85
86
87
88
170
POP
ROCK
JAZZ BRUSH
VOX DRUM
R&B Snare
Rock Snare
Rock Snare
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare Ghost
Pop Snare m
Finger Snap
707 Claps
Hand Clap
[EXC7]
Hand Clap2
[EXC7]
Hand Clap
Pop Pedal HH
[EXC1]
Gospel Hand Clap
Snare Roll
Pop Kick
Pop Kick
Pop Side Stick
Pop Sanre s
Pop Snare Ghost
Pop Snare s
Pop Low Tom f
Pop CHH 1
[EXC1]
Pop Low Tom
Pop CHH 2
[EXC1]
Pop Mid Tom f
Pop OHH
[EXC1]
Pop Mid Tom
Pop High Tom f
Pop Crash Cymbal 1
Pop High Tom
Pop Ride Cymbal 1
Pop Chinees Cymbal
Pop Ride Bell
Tambourine 2
Splash Cymbal
Cha Cha Cowbell
Pop Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap 2
Pop Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo 2
Low Bongo 2
Mute Conga
High Conga 2
Low Conga 2
High Timbale 2
Low Timbale 2
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Shaker 3
Shaker 4
Short Hi Whistle
[EXC2]
Long Low Whistle [EXC2]
Short Guiro
[EXC3]
Long Guiro
[EXC3]
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
[EXC4]
Open Cuica
[EXC4]
Mute Triangle
[EXC5]
Open Triangle
[EXC5]
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
[EXC6]
Open Surdo
[EXC6]
Cana
R&B Snare
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare Ghost
Pop Snare m
Finger Snap
707 Claps
Hand Clap
[EXC7]
Hand Clap2
[EXC7]
Hand Clap
Pop Pedal HH
[EXC1]
Gospel Hand Clap
Snare Roll
Rock Kick
Rock Kick
Rock Side Stick
Rock Sanre s
Rock Snare Ghost
Rock Snare s
Rock Low Tom f
Rock CHH 1
[EXC1]
Rock Low Tom
Rock CHH 2
[EXC1]
Rock Mid Tom f
Rock OHH
[EXC1]
Rock Mid Tom
Rock High Tom f
Rock Crash Cymbal
Rock High Tom
Rock Ride Cymbal 1
Pop Chinees Cymbal
Pop Ride Bell
Tambourine 2
Splash Cymbal
Cha Cha Cowbell
Chinees Cymbal
Vibra-slap 2
Pop Ride Cymbal 3
High Bongo 2
Low Bongo 2
Mute Conga
High Conga 2
Low Conga 2
High Timbale 2
Low Timbale 2
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Shaker 3
Shaker 4
Short Hi Whistle
[EXC2]
Long Low Whistle [EXC2]
Short Guiro
[EXC3]
Long Guiro
[EXC3]
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
[EXC4]
Open Cuica
[EXC4]
Mute Triangle
[EXC5]
Open Triangle
[EXC5]
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
[EXC6]
Open Surdo
[EXC6]
Cana
R&B Snare
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare Ghost
Pop Snare m
Finger Snap
707 Claps
Hand Clap
[EXC7]
Hand Clap2
[EXC7]
Hand Clap
Pop Pedal HH
[EXC1]
Gospel Hand Clap
Snare Roll
Pop Kick
Pop Kick
Jazz Snare Swing
Jazz Sanre
Pop Snare Swing
Jazz Sanre
Jazz Low Tom f
Pop CHH 1
[EXC1]
Jazz Low Tom
Pop CHH 2
[EXC1]
Jazz Mid Tom f
Pop OHH
[EXC1]
Jazz Mid Tom
Jazz High Tom f
Jazz Crash Cymbal 1
Jazz High Tom
Jazz Ride Cymbal 1
Jazz Chinees Cymbal
Jazz Ride Cymbal 2
Tambourine 2
Splash Cymbal
Cha Cha Cowbell
Jazz Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap 2
Pop Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo 2
Low Bongo 2
Mute Conga
High Conga 2
Low Conga 2
High Timbale 2
Low Timbale 2
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Shaker 3
Shaker 4
Short Hi Whistle
[EXC2]
Long Low Whistle [EXC2]
Short Guiro
[EXC3]
Long Guiro
[EXC3]
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
[EXC4]
Open Cuica
[EXC4]
Mute Triangle
[EXC5]
Open Triangle
[EXC5]
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
[EXC6]
Open Surdo
[EXC6]
Cana
R&B Snare
Rock Snare
Rock Snare
Pop Snare m
Pop Snare Ghost
Pop Snare m
Finger Snap
707 Claps
Hand Clap
Hand Clap2
Hand Clap
Pop Pedal HH
Gospel Hand Clap
Vox Dut
Vox Dom
Vox Tuush
Vox Hehho
Vox Doyear
Vox Thu!
Vox That
Vox Aahhh
Vox Tu
Vox Dooh
Vox Ptu
Vox Down
Vox Pa
Vox Bom
Vox Toear
Vox Aahhu
Vox Toya
Vox Thu
Vox Cheey
Vox Cymm
Vox Tub
Vox Pruru
Vox Tut
Vox Tyun
Vox Tdum
Vox Afahhhh
High Bongo 2
Low Bongo 2
Mute Conga
High Conga 2
Low Conga 2
High Timbale 2
Low Timbale 2
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Shaker 3
Shaker 4
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
Cana
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
Drum/SFX Set List
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90
91
92
93
94
95
C7 96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
POP
Falamenco Hi-Timbale
Falamenco Lo-Timbale
Falamenco Tmbl Flam
Shekere 1
Shekere 2
Low Bongo Mute
High Bongo Mute
----------------Falamenco HC
Falamenco HC
Bongo Cowbell
----Bongo Cowbell
-----
ROCK
Falamenco Hi-Timbale
Falamenco Lo-Timbale
Falamenco Tmbl Flam
Shekere 1
Shekere 2
Low Bongo Mute
High Bongo Mute
----------------Falamenco HC
Falamenco HC
Bongo Cowbell
----Bongo Cowbell
-----
JAZZ BRUSH
Falamenco Hi-Timbale
Falamenco Lo-Timbale
Falamenco Tmbl Flam
Shekere 1
Shekere 2
Low Bongo Mute
High Bongo Mute
----------------Falamenco HC
Falamenco HC
Bongo Cowbell
----Bongo Cowbell
-----
VOX DRUM
Falamenco Hi-Timbale
Falamenco Lo-Timbale
Falamenco Tmbl Flam
Shekere 1
Shekere 2
Low Bongo Mute
High Bongo Mute
----------------Falamenco HC
Falamenco HC
Bongo Cowbell
----Bongo Cowbell
-----
Appendices
171
Drum/SFX Set List
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
C2 36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
C3 48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
C4 60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
C5 72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
C6 84
85
86
87
88
172
STANDARD*
ROOM*
POWER
ELECTRONIC
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2’
Kick 1
Side Stick
Std Snr 1
Hand Clap
Std Snr 2
Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1’
Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1’
Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1’
Mid Tom 1
High Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Kick1
Room Kick
Side Stick
Room Snr 1
Hand Clap
Std Snr 1
Room Low Tom 2’
Closed Hi-hat 1’
Room Low Tom 1’
Pedal Hi-hat 1’
Room Mid Tom 2’
Open Hi-hat 1’
Room Mid Tom 1’
Room Hi Tom 2’
Crash Cymbal 1
Room Hi Tom 1’
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
MONDO Kick
Side Stick
Gated SD
Hand Clap
Snare Drum 2
Room Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1
Room Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1
Room Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1
Room Mid Tom 1
Room Hi Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
Room Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
Elec BD
Side Stick
Elec SD
Hand Clap
Gated SD
Elec Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1
Elec Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1
Elec Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1
Elec Mid Tom 1
Elec Hi Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
Elec Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Reverse Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
Drum/SFX Set List
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
C2 36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
C3 48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
C4 60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
C5 72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
85
86
87
88
DANCE
JAZZ
GS STANDARD
BRUSH
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
808 Bass Drum 1
808 Rim Shot
808 Snare Drum
Hand Clap
Snare Drum 2
808 Low Tom 2
808 CHH
808 Low Tom 1
808 CHH
808 Mid Tom 2
808 OHH [EXC1]
808 Mid Tom 1
808 Hi Tom 2
808 Cymbal
808 Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
808 Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
808 High Conga
808 Mid Conga
808 Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
808 Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
808 Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Dance Snr 1
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Kick 1
808 Bass Drum 2
808 Rim Shot
TR-909 Snr
Hand Clap
Dance Snr 2
808 Low Tom 2
808 CHH
808 Low Tom 1
808 CHH
808 Mid Tom 2
808 OHH
808 Mid Tom 1
808 Hi Tom 2
808 Cymbal
808 Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
808 Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
808 High Conga
808 Mid Conga
808 Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
808 Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
808 Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
Std Kick 1
Side Stick
Snare Drum 1
Hand Clap
Snare Drum 2
Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1
Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1
Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1
Mid Tom 1
High Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Kick 2
Kick 1
Side Stick
Brush Tap
Brush Slap
Brush Swirl
Brush Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 2
Brush Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 2
Brush Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 2
Brush Mid Tom 1
Brush Hi Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
Brush Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
173
Appendices
C6 84
TR-808
Drum/SFX Set List
■ SFX
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
C2 36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
C3 48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
C4 60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
C5 72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
C6 84
85
86
87
88
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ORCHESTRA
GS ROOM
GS BRUSH
SOUND EFFECTS
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
Close Hi-hat
Pedal Hi-hat
Open Hi-hat
Ride Cymbal
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Concert BD 2
Concert BD 1
Side Stick
Concert SD
Castanets
Concert SD
Timpani F
Timpani F#
Timpani G
Timpani G#
Timpani A
Timpani A#
Timpani B
Timpani c
Timpani c#
Timpani d
Timpani d#
Timpani e
Timpani f
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Concert Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Concert Cymbal 1
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
Applause
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
Std Kick 1
Side Stick
Snare Drum 1
Hand Clap
Snare Drum 2
Room Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1
Room Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1
Room Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1
Room Mid Tom 1
Room Hi Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
Room Hi Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------Bar Chime
Snare Roll
Finger Snap
High Q
Slap
Scratch Push
Scratch Pull
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Std Kick 2
Std Kick 1
Side Stick
Brush Tap
Brush Slap
Brush Swirl
Low Tom 2
Closed Hi-hat 1
Low Tom 1
Pedal Hi-hat 1
Mid Tom 2
Open Hi-hat 1
Mid Tom 1
High Tom 2
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom 1
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibra-slap
Ride Cymbal 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Mute High Conga
Open High Conga
Low Conga
High Timbale
Low Timbale
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Maracas
Short Hi Whistle
Long Low Whistle
Short Guiro
Long Guiro
Claves
High Wood Block
Low Wood Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
Mute Triangle
Open Triangle
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
Castanets
Mute Surdo
Open Surdo
-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------High Q
Slap
Scratch Push [EXC7]
Scratch Pull [EXC7]
Sticks
Square Click
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Guitar sliding Finger
Guitar cutting noise (up)
Guitar cutting noise (down)
String slap of double bass
Fl.Key Click
Laughing
Screaming
Punch
Heart Beat
Footsteps1
Footsteps2
Applause
Door Creaking
Door
Scratch
Wind Chimes
Car-Engine
Car-Stop
Car-Pass
Car-Crash
Siren
Train
Jetplane
Helicopter
Starship
Gun Shot
Machine Gun
Lasergun
Explosion
Dog
Horse-Gallop
Birds
Rain
Thunder
Wind
Seashore
Stream
Bubble
Cat
-------------
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
[EXC7]
[EXC7]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC1]
[EXC2]
[EXC2]
[EXC3]
[EXC3]
[EXC4]
[EXC4]
[EXC5]
[EXC5]
[EXC6]
[EXC6]
Music Style List
[Pop]
[Rock]
[Acoustic]
Pop Jazz
Michael'sPop
Groovin
70's 1
70's 2
Latin Pop
Light Rock
Fast Rock
Power Pop
JB Soul
Lets Twist
Cntry Rockin
Piano Jazz
Piano Night
Piano Pop
Gtr.Fast Pop
GuitarBallad
Cntry Pickin
House Pop
Euro Dance
Fusion
Medium Pop
Funk Pop
Contemporary
Easy Rock
Shuffle Rock
80's Rock
BigBand Pop
60's R&B
50's R&B
PianoRagtime
Piano Slow
Piano Latin
Camp Fire
Guitar Bossa
Guitar Waltz
8Beat Pop 1
8Beat Pop 2
16Beat Pop 1
Cool Al
Light Pop
West Coast
Rock 1
Rock 2
16Beat Rock
Rock n Roll
AcousticRck1
AcousticRck2
PianoShuffle
Piano Ballad
Piano Waltz
Pf Concerto
PianoBoogie
Surf'fun
50's Pop 1
[Ballad]
50's Pop 2
Beach Sound
Mersey Beat
Acoustic Pop
Soulful Sax
Swing Ballad
Pop Ballad
8BeatBallad1
8BeatBallad2
8BeatBallad3
MorningLight
Swing Pop
Light Fusion
Power 8Beat
MediumBallad
70's Ballad
70's 8beat
12/8 Ballad
6/8 SlowRock
6/8 Ballad
[Jazz]
Scat Swing
Slow Swing
On The Town
Jazz Waltz
The Blues
Big Band
A Cappella
Organ Swing
Jazz Band
Big Serenade
Fast Waltz
Big Band 2
Torch Song
Dreamin'
Slow Dance
Crystal
Appendices
175
Music Style List
[Latin]
[Traditional]
Data Disk Style
Mambo
Latin
Plena
Bossa Nova 1
Bossa Nova 2
Bossa Nova 3
Foxtrot 2
Dixieland
Charleston
Slow Waltz
Slow Waltz 2
Musette
Merengue
Bomba
Salsa
Fast Bossa
Slow Beguine
Slow Bossa
Parade
Tango
Last Dance
Vienna Waltz
ClasiclPolka
Polka
Rhumba
Samba
Chacha
March
Foxtrot
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
[World]
Mariachi
Island
German Rock
Gospel Shout
ClassicCntry
Country Song
Ireland
Scotland 6/8
Paris Waltz
Tejano
Gospel Pop
Hawaiian
Scotland
C&W Ballad
Western
Gospel Piano
Bluegrass
Rock'n Cntry
Ocean Side
16Beat Pop
70's Disco
Pop'n Roll
16BeatBallad
60's Ballad
Swayin'
Contemporary *
Club Piano
G.Pop
Twist
Shuffle
PianoBoogie2
CountryRoads
CtrySerenade
CountryPiano
Easy Country
Hoedown
Cajun
CountryBlues
BigBandSwing
BigBndBallad
Slow Swing
*
Blues
Combo
Mambo
*
Merengue
*
Calypso
NewBossaNova
Broadway
Jazz Waltz
*
March
*
Habanera
Sevilla
Enka 1
Enka 2
* A Music Style indicated by “*” has the
Country Folk
Country Rock
CountryWaltz
Festival
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same name as a built-in Music Style,
but its contents are different.
Rhythm Pattern List
Prythm Pattern
(Measure)
(1)
8 Beat 2
(1)
8 Beat 3
(2)
8 Beat 4
(1)
16Beat 1
(1)
16Beat 2
(2)
Rock 1
(2)
Rock 2
(2)
House 1
(2)
House 2
(1)
Shuffle1
(1)
Shuffle2
(1)
Brush
(2)
Swing 1
(1)
Swing 2
(4)
Waltz
(2)
March 1
(1)
March 2
(2)
BossaNova
(2)
Samba 1
(1)
Samba 2
(1)
Rhumba
(2)
Mambo
(2)
Tango
(2)
Beguine
(1)
Simple4/4
(1)
Simple3/4
(1)
Simple6/8
(2)
CountIn 1
(1)
CountIn 2
(1)
C.InSwing
(1)
Fill In1
(1)
Fill In2
(1)
Fill In3
(1)
Ending 1
(1)
Ending 2
(1)
Ending 3
(1)
Stick 4/4
(1)
Stick 3/4
(1)
Stick 6/8
(1)
Appendices
8 Beat 1
177
Chord List
● symbol : Indicates the constituent note of chords.
★ symbol : Chord shown with an “★”can be played by pressing just the key marked with the “★” (p. 68).
178
C
C#
D
E
E
F
CM7
C#M7
DM7
E M7
EM7
FM7
C7
C#7
D7
E 7
E7
F7
Cm
C#m
Dm
E m
Em
Fm
Cm7
C#m7
Dm7
E m7
Em7
Fm7
Cdim
C#dim
Ddim
E dim
Edim
Fdim
Cm7 ( 5 )
C#m7 ( 5 )
Dm7 ( 5 )
E m7 ( 5 )
Em7 ( 5 )
Fm7 ( 5 )
Caug
C#aug
Daug
E aug
Eaug
Faug
Csus4
C#sus4
Dsus4
E sus4
Esus4
Fsus4
C7sus4
C#7sus4
D7sus4
E 7sus4
E7sus4
F7sus4
C6
C#6
D6
E 6
E6
F6
Cm6
C#m6
Dm6
E m6
Em6
Fm6
Chord List
F#
G
A
A
B
B
F#M7
GM7
A M7
AM7
B M7
BM7
F#7
G7
A 7
A7
B 7
B7
F#m
Gm
A m
Am
B m
Bm
F#m7
Gm7
A m7
Am7
B m7
Bm7
F#dim
Gdim
A dim
Adim
B dim
Bdim
F#m7 ( 5 )
Gm7 ( 5 )
A m7 ( 5 )
Am7 ( 5 )
B m7 ( 5 )
Bm7 ( 5 )
F#aug
Gaug
A aug
Aaug
B aug
Baug
F#sus4
Gsus4
A sus4
Asus4
B sus4
Bsus4
F#7sus4
G7sus4
A 7sus4
A7sus4
B 7sus4
B7sus4
F#6
G6
A 6
A6
B 6
B6
F#m6
Gm6
A m6
Am6
B m6
Bm6
Appendices
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Effects List
Display
Description
Chorus
Stereo Chorus
Hexa Chorus
Tremolo Chorus
Space D
Rotary
Stereo Delay
Modulation Delay
Triple Tap Delay
Quadruple Tap Delay
Phaser
Stereo Flanger
Step Flanger
Enhancer
Overdrive
Distortion
Auto Wah
Compressor
Gate Reverb
2V Pitch Shifter
FB Pitch Shifter
Enhancer->Chorus
Enhancer->Flanger
Enhancer->Delay
Chorus->Delay
Flanger->Delay
Overdrive->Chorus
Overdrive->Flanger
Overdrive->Delay
Distortion->Chorus
Distortion->Flanger
Distortion->Delay
Makes sounds broader and fatter.
A stereo chorus.
A multilayer chorus.
A chorus with a tremolo effect.
A clear chorus.
Adds a rotary-speaker effect.
Delays the sound with a stereo effect.
Adds a wavering effect to the delayed sound.
A three-way delay.
A four-way delay.
Adds undulations to the sound.
Adds metallic reverberations.
A flanger that varies the pitch in a stepwise fashion.
Adds modulation to the sound.
Applies soft distortion to the sound.
Applies hard distortion to the sound.
Changes the tone in a cyclical manner.
Suppresses fluctuations in volume.
Cuts off the reverberations before they fade away completely.
Adds two pitch-shifted sounds to the original sound (two-voice pitch shifter).
The pitch will change in steps (feedback pitch shifter).
Applies both enhancer and chorus effects.
Applies both enhancer and flanger effects.
Applies both enhancer and delay effects.
Applies both chorus and delay effects.
Applies both flanger and delay effects.
Applies both overdrive and chorus effects.
Applies both overdrive and flanger effects.
Applies both overdrive and delay effects.
Applies both distortion and chorus effects.
Applies both distortion and flanger effects.
Applies both distortion and delay effects.
Applies a resonance effect when the damper pedal is depressed.
Produces a chorus with strong undulations.
Applies different chorus effects in the treble and bass bands.
A chorus with extremely small undulations.
Applies both chorus and flanger effects.
The optimal effect for an electric piano.
Applies an effect that combines compressor, chorus, and delay.
Applies an effect that combines Auto Wah, Equalizer, chorus, and delay.
Produces cyclical changes in volume.
Makes the sonic position of the sound move to the left or right.
This effect connect a chorus and a delay in parallel.
This effect connect a chorus and a flanger in parallel.
Applies an effect that combines rotary, Equalizer and Over Drive.
Applies an effect that combines Ring Modulator, Equalizer, Pitch Shifter, Phaser, and
Delay.
Sympathetic Resonance
Wave Chorus
2 Band Chorus
Space Chorus
Chorus->Flanger
Rhodes Multi
Clean Guitar Multi 1
Clean Guitar Multi 2
Tremolo
Auto Pan
Chorus/Delay
Chorus/Flanger
Rotary Multi
Keyboard Multi
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Demo Song List
No.
Title
Composer
Copyright
1
First Time Around
Scott Wilkie
© 2000 Scott Wilkie (ASCAP)
2
Jobs For The Boys
John Maul
© 2000 John Maul
3
Howz It Feel?
Scott Wilkie
© 2000 Scott Wilkie (ASCAP)
4
Midnight Blue
Masashi & Kazuko
Hirashita
© 2000 Roland Corporation
5
Joyful Sunday
Masashi & Kazuko
Hirashita
© 2000 Roland Corporation
* Use of the song data and music style data supplied with this product for any purpose other than private, personal
enjoyment without the permission of the copyright holder is prohibited by law. Additionally, this data must not be
copied, nor used in a secondary copyrighted work without the permission of the copyright holder.
* No data for the music that is played will be output from MIDI OUT.
Profile
John Maul
John Maul is a musician, composer and arranger having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in
London. John’s work encompasses studio recordings and live performances including work with top UK
Jazz artists.
His writing credits include commercial music for BBC radio and television, as well as scoring jazz and
classical works.
Having been a product specialist for Roland U.K., John is now actively involved in music software
composing/programming for both Roland Japan and various music publishers. Quite recently his “Musical
Picture Book,” a volume of original piano music encompassing all standards of musical ability, which
included the piano and orchestral accompaniment data in SMF format, was published and printed.
Scott Wilkie
Scott Wilkie is a contemporary jazz recording artist, based in southern California. He has several recordings
available on NaradaJazz Records, and he tours frequently with his own band. He also appears worldwide as
an artist for Roland. You can find him on-line at www.scottwilkie.com.
Kazuko Hirashita, Masashi Hirashita
Masashi and Kazuko both started studying classical piano when they were in their infancy. Both went on to
study composition.
At the same time, they had started their own music careers as keyboardists and composers. Their work
covers a wide spectrum of styles and activities, including pop, fusion and jazz music as well as many
Appendices
writing and producing jobs.
181
Data Disk Song List
No.
Title
Composer
Copyright
1
Menuet in G Major, BWV. Anh. 114 from “Notebook Of
Anna Magdalena Bach”
J. S. Bach
© 1992 Roland Corporation
2
Gymnopedie No. 1
E. Satie
© 1997 Roland Corporation
3
Piano Sonata No. 15 in C Major, 1st Movement
W. A. Mozart
© 1996 Roland Corporation
4
“Fröhlicher Landmann” from “Album Für Die Jugend”
Op. 68
R. Schumann
© 1996 Roland Corporation
5
Londonderry Air
Irish Folksong
© 1993 Roland Corporation
6
A Maiden's Prayer
T. Badarzewska
© 1996 Roland Corporation
7
Ave Maria
C. Gounod
© 1993 Roland Corporation
8
The Entertainer
S. Joplin
© 1994 Roland Corporation
9
Air from Ouvertüre No.3 BWV.1068
J. S. Bach
© 1996 Roland Corporation
10
Etude No. 74 from “Beyer Piano Textbook”
F. Beyer
© 1996 Roland Corporation
11
Etude No. 78 from “Beyer Piano Textbook”
F. Beyer
© 1996 Roland Corporation
12
Etude No. 90 from “Beyer Piano Textbook”
F. Beyer
© 1996 Roland Corporation
* Use of the song data and music style data supplied with this product for any purpose other than private, personal enjoyment without the
permission of the copyright holder is prohibited by law. Additionally, this data must not be copied, nor used in a secondary copyrighted
work without the permission of the copyright holder.
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Music Files That the KF-90 Can Use
What Are Music Files?
Music files contain information describing the details of a
musical performance, such as “the C3 key on a keyboard was
pressed for this amount of time, using this amount of
force.”By inserting the floppy disk into the disk drive on the
KF-90, the performance information is sent from the floppy
disk to the piano, and played faithfully by the piano. This is
different than a CD, since the music file does not contain a
recording of the sound itself. This makes it possible to erase
certain parts, or to change instruments, tempos and keys
freely, allowing you to use it in many different ways.
Regarding Copyright
Use of the song data supplied with the Data Disk attached to
this product for any purpose other than private, personal
enjoyment without the permission of the copyright holder is
prohibited by law. Additionally, this data must not be
copied, nor used in a secondary copyrighted work without
the permission of the copyright holder.
■ The KF-90 allows you to use
the following music files
● Floppy disks saved on a Roland MT Series, or Roland
Piano Digital HP-G/KR Series instrument
● Roland Digital Piano Compatible music files
Roland’s original music file is made specifically for
practicing the piano. Some follow an instructional
curriculum, allowing for a complete range of lessons, such as
“practicing each hand separately” or “listening to only the
accompaniment.”
● SMF Music files (720KB/1.44MB format)
SMFs (Standard MIDI Files) use a standard format for music
file that was formulated so that files containing music file
could be widely compatible, regardless of the manufacturer
of the listening device. An enormous variety of music is
available, whether it be for listening, for practicing musical
instruments, for Karaoke, etc.
If you wish to purchase SMF music files, please consult the
retailer where you purchased your KF-90.
SMF with Lyrics
“SMF with Lyrics” refers to SMF (Standard MIDI File) that
contains the lyrics. When music files carrying the “SMF with
Lyrics” logo are played back on a compatible device (one
bearing the same logo), the lyrics will appear in its display.
■ About the KF-90 Sound
Generator
The KF-90 come equipped with GM 2/GS sound generators.
General MIDI
The General MIDI is a set of recommendations which seeks
to provide a way to go beyond the limitations of proprietary
designs, and standardize the MIDI capabilities of sound
generating devices. Sound generating devices and music files
that meets the General MIDI standard bears the General
MIDI logo. Music files bearing the General MIDI logo can be
played back using any General MIDI sound generating unit
to produce essentially the same musical performance.
General MIDI 2
The upwardly compatible General MIDI 2 recommendations
pick up where the original General MIDI left off, offering
enhanced expressive capabilities, and even greater
compatibility.
Issues that were not covered by the original General MIDI
recommendations, such as how sounds are to be edited, and
how effects should be handled, have now been precisely
defined. Moreover, the available sounds have been
expanded.
General MIDI 2 compliant sound generators are capable of
reliably playing back music files that carry either the General
MIDI or General MIDI 2 logo.
In some cases, the conventional form of General MIDI, which
does not include the new enhancements, is referred to as
“General MIDI 1” as a way of distinguishing it from General
MIDI 2.
GS Format
183
Appendices
The GS Format is Roland’s set of specifications for
standardizing the performance of sound generating devices.
In addition to including support for everything defined by
the General MIDI, the highly compatible GS Format
additionally offers an expanded number of sounds, provides
for the editing of sounds, and spells out many details for a
wide range of extra features, including effects such as reverb
and chorus.
Designed with the future in mind, the GS Format can readily
include new sounds and support new hardware features
when they arrive.
Since it is upwardly compatible with the General MIDI,
Roland’s GS Format is capable of reliably playing back GM
Scores equally as well as it performs GS music files (music
files that have been created with the GS Format in mind).
This product supports both the General MIDI 2 and the GS
Format, and can be used to play back music data carrying
either of these logos.
Glossary
Arrange
Key Touch
This is an abbreviation of “Arrangement.” It refers to
changes that have been made in an original tune, by adding a
new accompaniment or by changing the instruments used.
This is the sensation of heaviness—the “touch”—of the keys
when the keyboard is played.
The KF-90 100 levels of adjustment (p. 144).
Automatic Accompaniment
Layer Play
The KF-90 automatically plays accompaniment when just a
few keys in the lower section of the keyboard are pressed to
specify the chord. This is called the “One Touch Arranger”
(p. 67).
Playing with two different tones on a key simultaneously is
called “Layer Play” (p. 53).
Music Style
The flashing dot that moves in a semicircular pattern across
the screen of the KF-90 is called a “Bouncing Ball” (p. 63).
Music Styles are performance patterns in various musical
genres. A Music Style is played automatically in accord with
the specified chord using the KF-90’s One-touch Arranger
Function (p. 67).
Chord
Part
Two or more notes sounding at the same time (p. 68).
On the KF-90, “Part” can have two different meanings. One
meaning refers to a performance part (p. 67), such as the
right-hand part of a piano song. The other refers to the 16
parts in the 16-track sequencer (p. 118).
Bouncing Ball
Division
The six performance states that make up a Music Style are
called “Divisions” (p. 67).
Pickup
Drum Set
A Drum Set is a collection of percussive instrument sounds.
With drum sets, a different sound can be heard for each key
on the keyboard. The special effects sound set is called the
“SFX Set” (p. 58).
Edit
Editing is to change the song you have recorded, such as by
erasing part of the song, or copying a measure (p. 124).
Ending
A song with a pickup does not start on the first beat (p. 104).
PU (Pickup)
A song that does not start on the first beat starts with what is
called a pickup. When playing a pickup song, the measures
will be shown in the display as “PU, 1, 2...”.
Save
Saving is storing the recorded performance data onto a
floppy disk (p. 109).
This is the last part of the accompaniment. When you stop
playing the automatic accompaniment, the KF-90 plays an
ending appropriate for the style (p. 74).
Sound Generator
Ensemble
Split Play
A combined performance of two or more instruments is
called an “Ensemble.”
The division of the keyboard into upper and lower zones is
referred to as “Split,” and different tones can be played in the
keys on different sides of the key that acts as the boundary
between the upper part and lower part (p. 55).
Icon
The on-screen graphics that appear three dimensional work
like buttons. These are called “Icons.”
Intro
This is the introductory portion of an automatic
accompaniment performance. The KF-90 plays an intro
ideally suited to each style when it starts playing the
automatic accompaniment (p. 74).
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The sound generator of the KF-90 supports GM2/GS, and
can play 608 different sounds (p. 183).
Standard Pitch
The pitch of the sound created by playing the middle A on
the keyboard is called the “Standard Pitch.” Changing the
standard pitch of the KF-90 is called “Master Tune,” and
tuning to other musical instrument is called “Tuning” (p.
151).
Glossary
Tone
Tones are the musical instruments or effect sounds stored in
the internal memory of the KF-90. The display shows
“TONE.”
Tuning Curves
Graphic representations of the changes in pitch of the
equally-tempered tuning versus those of actual tunings are
called “Tuning Curves” (p. 143).
Appendices
185
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Imple
DIGITAL PIANO
Date : Mar. 1, 2000
MIDI Implementation Chart
Model KF-90
Transmitted
Function...
Default
Changed
1
1–16
1–16
1–16
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
x
Mode 3
Mode 3, 4(M=1)
**************
Note
Number :
True Voice
**************
0–127
0–127
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
O
x 8n v=64
O
x
After
Touch
Key’s
Ch’s
x
x
O
O
O
O
0, 32
1
5
6, 38
7
10
11
64
65
66
67
84
91
93
98, 99
100, 101
Control
Change
Prog
Change
15–113
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O (Reverb)
O (Chorus)
O
O
**************
O
0–127
O
O
O 0–127
: True #
System Exclusive
System
Common
: Song Pos
: Song Sel
: Tune
x
x
x
x
x
x
System
Real Time
: Clock
: Commands
O
O
O
O
Aux
Message
: All sound off
: Reset all controllers
: Local Control
: All Notes OFF
: Active Sense
: Reset
x
x
x
x
O
x
O (120, 126, 127)
O
O
O (123–125)
O
x
Notes
186
Recognized
Basic
Channel
Pitch Bend
Version : 1.00
Remarks
*2
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
Bank select
Modulation
Portamento time
Data entry
Volume
Panpot
Expression
Hold 1
Portamento
Sostenuto
Soft
Portamento control
Effect1 depth
Effect3 depth
NRPN LSB, MSB
RPN LSB, MSB
Program number 1–128
*3
*3
* 1 O x is selectable by SysEx.
* 2 Recognized as M=1 even if M=1.
* 3 O x is selectable.
Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO
O : Yes
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO
X : No
Main Specifications
<Keyboard>
Keyboard
88 keys Progressive Hammer Action mechanism
Touch Sensitivity
100 Levels
Keyboard Mode
Whole
Split (adjustable Split Point)
Layer
Arranger
Piano Style Arranger
Manual Drum/SFX
<Sound Source>
Conforms to GM2/GS
Max. Polyphony
Stereo 64 voices
Tones
9 groups 608 variations (including 16 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperament
8 types, selectable tonic
Stretched Tuning
2 types
Master Tunings
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (0.1 Hz steps)
Transpose
Key Transpose (-6 to +5 half-steps)
Playback Transpose (-24 to +24 half-steps)
Effects
Reverb (8 types, stepless level adjustable)
Chorus (8 types, 127 levels)
Advanced 3D
Sympathetic Resonance, Rotary and 45 other types
Physical Damper Simulation
<Arranger>
Control
Start/Stop, Intro/Ending (2 types for each styles), Sync.
Start, Fill-In (Variation/Original), Arranger Reset, Count
Down, Melody Intelligence, Break, Leading Bass, Half FillIn (Variation/Original)
<Composer>
Metronome
Beat: 2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Volume: 10 levels
Pattern: 11 patterns
Sounds: 8 types
Track
5/16 tracks
Song
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Tempo
Quarter note = 20 to 250
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method
Realtime (Replace, Mix, Auto Punch In,
Manual Punch In, Loop, Tempo)
Step (on Chord Sequence Mode)
Beat Map
Edit
Copy, Quantize, Delete, Insert, Erase, Transpose, Part
Exchange, Note Edit, PC Edit
Rhythm Pattern
40 types
Control
Song Select, Reset, Stop, Play, Rec, Bwd, Fwd, All Song
Play, Track Select, Count In, Playback Balance, Marker
Set, Repeat, Tempo Mute
Music Style
Internal: 8 groups 142 styles x 4 types (Style Orchestrator)
Music Style Disk: 36 styles
Programmable Music Styles
Style Converter
Style Composer
Melody Intelligence
24 types
Appendices
User Programs
Internal: 36
Disk: Max. 99 sets
187
Main Specifications
<Disk Drive/Disk Storage>
Disk Drive / Disk Storage
3.5 inch micro floppy disk
Disk Format
720K bytes (2DD)
1.44M bytes (2HD)
Songs
Max. 99 songs
Note Storage
Approx. 120,000 notes (2DD)
Approx. 240,000 notes (2HD)
Connectors
Output jacks (L/Mono, R)
Input jacks (L/Mono, R)
Microphone jack
Headphone jack (stereo)
MIDI In connector
MIDI Out connector
Computer connector
Pedal jacks (Damper, Sostenuto, Soft)
Power supply
AC 117V/ 230V/ 240V
Power Consumption
Playable Software
38W
Standard MIDI Files (format 0/1)
Roland Original Format (i-format)
Dimensions (Without the music rest)
10W x 2
Piano (KF-90):
1,321 (W) x 421 (D) x 136 (H) mm
52-1/16 (W) x 16-5/8 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches
Stand (FPS-9: Sold separately):
1,258 (W) x 390 (D) x 639 (H) mm
49-9/16 (W) x 15-3/8 (D) x 25-3/16 (H) inches
Total:
1,321 (W) x 421 (D) x 774 (H) mm
52-1/16 (W) x 16-5/8 (D) x 30-1/2 (H) inches
Speakers
Weights (Without the music rest)
10cm x 2, 5cm x 2
Piano (KF-90): 30 kg / 66 lbs 3 oz
Stand (FPS-9: Sold separately): 9.1 kg / 20 lbs 1 oz
Total: 39.1 kg / 86 lbs 4 oz
Save
Standard MIDI Files (format 0)
Roland Original Format (i-format)
<Others>
Rated Power Output
Display
Beat Indicator
Graphic 320 x 240 dot backlit LCD
Language: English/Japanese
Lyrics
Yes (Built-in Display, MIDI Out)
Control
Volume, Brilliance, Reverb, Balance, Microphone Volume
Accessories
Owner's manual
Power Cord
DP-6
Music rest
Keyboard cover
Data Disk
One Touch Play
One Touch Piano, One Touch Arranger
Vocal Effects
Echo
Voice Transformer
Harmonist
Other Functions
Style Navigator, Tone Navigator, Composer Navigator,
Piano Master, Score, Audition, Panel Lock
188
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/
or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior
notice.
Index
Numerics
E
16-Track Sequencer ................................................................ 118
5 Track buttons ......................................................................... 97
Echo ............................................................................................ 44
Edit ............................................................................................ 124
Effect Sounds (SFX) ................................................................... 59
Effects ................................................................................... 43, 62
Ending ........................................................................................ 67
Erase ......................................................................................... 129
Erasing a Recorded Song ....................................................... 102
EX Tones .............................................................................. 24, 51
EZ Arranger .............................................................................. 29
A
Advanced 3D ............................................................................ 60
All Song Play ............................................................................. 41
Ambience ................................................................................. 142
Arrangement ............................................................................. 78
Audio Equipment ................................................................... 160
Auto Punch In/Out ................................................................ 117
Automatic Accompaniment .............................................. 28, 67
B
Basic Screen ................................................................................ 19
Balance ....................................................................................... 81
Bankselect ................................................................................ 157
Basic Tempo ............................................................................ 122
Bass Tone ................................................................................. 146
Beat ............................................................................................. 65
Beat Map .................................................................................. 122
Bend Range ...................................................................... 148, 152
Bender Effect ................................................................... 148, 152
Blank Recording ..................................................................... 116
Bouncing Ball ............................................................................. 63
Break ......................................................................................... 148
Brilliance ..................................................................................... 17
Bwd (Backward) ........................................................................ 83
C
Calibration ............................................................................... 155
Check It Out! ............................................................................. 25
Chord Finder ............................................................................. 69
Chord Intelligence ............................................................ 68, 147
Chord Sequencer .................................................................... 105
Chord Tone .............................................................................. 146
Chords ........................................................................................ 68
Chorus Effect ........................................................................... 152
Compatible .............................................................................. 112
Computer ................................................................................. 161
Contrast .................................................................................... 153
Copy ......................................................................................... 125
Measure ............................................................................. 125
Rhythm Pattern ................................................................ 126
Count Down .............................................................................. 76
Count Sound ........................................................................... 150
Count-In ..................................................................................... 88
D
Data Disk ................................................................................... 71
Delete ........................................................................................ 127
Songs .................................................................................. 113
User Program .................................................................... 141
User Style ........................................................................... 138
Demo .......................................................................................... 22
Disk drive .................................................................................. 39
Divisions ............................................................................ 67, 134
Drum Set .................................................................................... 58
Drum Sounds ............................................................................ 58
Dynamic Range ....................................................................... 145
F
Factory Reset ........................................................................... 154
Fade In/Out ............................................................................ 148
Fill-In .......................................................................................... 77
Fill In to Original ................................................................ 67
Fill In to Variation .............................................................. 67
Find Suitable ............................................................................. 25
Floppy Disk ....................................................................... 39, 109
Format ................................................................................ 109
Write-protect tab .............................................................. 110
Fwd (Forward) .......................................................................... 83
G
General MIDI .......................................................................... 183
Glide ......................................................................................... 148
GS ...................................................................................... 149, 183
H
Harmonist .................................................................................. 46
Headphones ............................................................................... 17
I
i-format .................................................................................... 112
Index ........................................................................................... 25
Inputting Chords .................................................................... 107
Insert ......................................................................................... 128
Intro ............................................................................................ 67
K
Karaoke ...................................................................................... 42
Key Touch ................................................................................ 144
Key Transpose ........................................................................... 93
Keyboard ................................................................................... 48
L
Language ................................................................................. 153
Layer Play .................................................................................. 53
Layer Part ................................................................................... 53
Leading Bass ............................................................................ 148
Local Control ........................................................................... 157
Loop Recording ...................................................................... 116
Lower ......................................................................................... 72
Lower Part .................................................................................. 55
Lyric .......................................................................................... 153
M
Manual Punch In/Out ........................................................... 117
Marker ................................................................................ 90, 150
Moving a Marker ................................................................ 91
Master Tuning ......................................................................... 151
Melody Intelligence .................................................................. 79
Memory Backup ..................................................................... 154
189
Index
Metronome ................................................................................ 63
Animation ........................................................................... 63
Beat ....................................................................................... 65
Sound .................................................................................... 66
Tempo ................................................................................... 64
Tempo Marks ...................................................................... 64
Volume ................................................................................. 66
MIDI ......................................................................................... 156
MIDI Devices .......................................................................... 156
MIDI Ensemble ....................................................................... 159
MIDI Sync ................................................................................ 159
Mix Recording ......................................................................... 116
Music Files ................................................................................. 39
Music Style .......................................................................... 67, 70
Mute ........................................................................................... 89
S
Octave Shift ............................................................................... 57
One-touch Arranger ................................................................. 30
One-touch Piano ......................................................... 23, 50, 142
Opening Message ................................................................... 153
Save............................................................................................ 111
Save As SMF ..................................................................... 112
Songs .................................................................................. 109
User Programs .................................................................. 140
User Style ........................................................................... 137
Score ................................................................................... 84, 149
Screen Settings ........................................................................ 153
Sequencer (16-Track Sequencer)............................................ 118
SFX .............................................................................................. 59
SMF ........................................................................................... 112
SMF Music files ....................................................................... 183
Song Edit .................................................................................. 124
Sound ................................................................................. 66, 145
Split Play .................................................................................... 55
Split Point ................................................................................ 145
Stop ............................................................................................. 83
Stretch Tuning ......................................................................... 143
Style Composer ....................................................................... 132
Style Converter ....................................................................... 134
Style Orchestrator ..................................................................... 78
Sympathetic Resonance ......................................................... 142
Sync Start ................................................................................... 74
P
T
Panel Lock ............................................................................... 141
Panpot ...................................................................................... 121
Part Balance ............................................................................... 81
Part Exchange ......................................................................... 130
Parts .................................................................................... 67, 118
Pattern ........................................................................................ 65
PC ...................................................................................... 124, 131
PC Edit ..................................................................................... 131
Pedal ................................................................................... 16, 147
Piano Master ............................................................................. 26
Piano Partner ............................................................................. 95
Piano Tone ............................................................................... 145
Pickup (PU) .............................................................................. 104
Placing/Erasing a Marker ....................................................... 90
Playing Back Songs .................................................................. 83
Preset .......................................................................................... 70
Program Change ............................................................. 131, 157
PU (Pickup) .............................................................................. 104
Punch-in Recording ................................................................ 117
Tap Tempo ................................................................................. 86
Tempo ....................................................................................... 85
Automatic Accompaniment ............................................. 73
Metronome........................................................................... 64
Tempo Muting .......................................................................... 87
Tempo Recording ................................................................... 123
Tone Set .................................................................................... 120
Tones .............................................................................. 24–25, 51
Track Button ................................................................ 89, 97, 101
Transformer ............................................................................... 44
Transpose
Keyboard ..................................................................... 93, 128
Song ...................................................................................... 94
Tuning ...................................................................................... 143
Tuning Curve .......................................................................... 143
TX. Channel ............................................................................. 157
N
Note Edit .................................................................................. 130
O
U
Quantize ................................................................................... 126
Undo ......................................................................................... 124
Upper Part .................................................................................. 55
User Program .................................................................. 138–139
User Style ........................................................................... 71, 132
R
V
Recording ............................................................. 36, 98, 100, 119
Recording Method ........................................................... 115
Redoing a Recording ....................................................... 101
Repeat ......................................................................................... 92
Replace Recording .................................................................. 116
Reset ..................................................................................... 75, 84
Resonance ................................................................................ 144
Reverb Effect ..................................................................... 59, 151
Rhythm Pattern ................................................................. 73, 108
Root Note ................................................................................... 68
Rotary Slow/Fast ................................................................... 148
Velocity .................................................................................... 130
Virtual Jam ................................................................................. 29
Vocal Count In .......................................................................... 47
Volume
Master ................................................................................... 17
Metronome .......................................................................... 66
Microphone .......................................................................... 18
Volume Balance ........................................................................ 81
Q
190
W
Write-protect tab ..................................................................... 110
MEMO
191
MEMO
192
Screws for
the music stand (2)
KF-9
0
The FPS-9 stand
Use at the REAR to
fasten the piano
(two places)
Use at the FRONT
to fasten the piano
(two places)
FPS-9
Two of the four
knobbed bolts
are not needed
with the KF-90
Four bolts supplied with FPS-9
LONG knobbed bolts
for the stand (2)
The KF-90 piano
* If you are combining the Roland FP-9 digital piano
with the FPS-9 stand, use all four of the long knobbed
bolts supplied with the FPS-9 stand.
SHORT knobbed bolts
for the stand (2)
Four screws/bolts supplied with KF-90
* If the long knobbed bolts are mistakenly used for the holes at the front, it will
be impossible to tighten the bolts properly.
Be sure to use the appropriate bolts.
To fasten the KF-90 piano to the FPS-9 stand, refer to the illustration below.
Important Notes on Combining the KF-90 and FPS-9
Information
When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland distributor in your country as
shown below.
AFRICA
EGYPT
Al Fanny Trading Office
9, EBN Hagar A1 Askalany Street,
ARD E1 Golf, Heliopolis,
Cairo 11341, EGYPT
TEL: 20-2-417-1828
REUNION
Maison FO - YAM Marcel
25 Rue Jules Hermann,
Chaudron - BP79 97 491
Ste Clotilde Cedex,
REUNION ISLAND
TEL: (0262) 218-429
PANAMA
ITALY
ISRAEL
SUPRO MUNDIAL, S.A.
Roland Italy S. p. A.
150 Sims Drive,
SINGAPORE 387381
TEL: 6846-3676
Boulevard Andrews, Albrook,
Panama City, REP. DE PANAMA
TEL: 315-0101
Viale delle Industrie 8,
20020 Arese, Milano, ITALY
TEL: (02) 937-78300
Halilit P. Greenspoon &
Sons Ltd.
CRISTOFORI MUSIC PTE
LTD
PARAGUAY
NORWAY
SINGAPORE
Swee Lee Company
Blk 3014, Bedok Industrial Park E,
#02-2148, SINGAPORE 489980
TEL: 6243-9555
245 Prince Mohammad St.,
Amman 1118, JORDAN
TEL: (06) 464-1200
URUGUAY
POLAND
Easa Husain Al-Yousifi
Todo Musica S.A.
P. P. H. Brzostowicz
Francisco Acuna de Figueroa 1771
C.P.: 11.800
Montevideo, URUGUAY
TEL: (02) 924-2335
UL. Gibraltarska 4.
PL-03664 Warszawa POLAND
TEL: (022) 679 44 19
Theera Music Co. , Ltd.
VENEZUELA
330 Verng NakornKasem, Soi 2,
Bangkok 10100, THAILAND
TEL: (02) 2248821
Musicland Digital C.A.
Tecnologias Musica e Audio,
Roland Portugal, S.A.
TAIWAN
ROLAND TAIWAN
ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
That Other Music Shop
(PTY) Ltd.
THAILAND
Paul Bothner (PTY) Ltd.
17 Werdmuller Centre,
Main Road, Claremont 7708
SOUTH AFRICA
P.O.BOX 23032, Claremont 7735,
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (021) 674 4030
ASIA
CHINA
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
5F. No.1500 Pingliang Road
Shanghai, CHINA
TEL: (021) 5580-0800
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(BEIJING OFFICE)
10F. No.18 Anhuaxili
Chaoyang District, Beijing,
CHINA
TEL: (010) 6426-5050
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
Service Division
22-32 Pun Shan Street, Tsuen
Wan, New Territories,
HONG KONG
TEL: 2415 0911
INDIA
Rivera Digitec (India) Pvt. Ltd.
409, Nirman Kendra Mahalaxmi
Flats Compound Off. Dr. Edwin
Moses Road, Mumbai-400011,
INDIA
TEL: (022) 493 9051
INDONESIA
VIETNAM
Saigon Music
138 Tran Quang Khai St.,
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
VIETNAM
TEL: (08) 844-4068
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Roland Corporation
Australia Pty., Ltd.
38 Campbell Avenue
Dee Why West. NSW 2099
AUSTRALIA
TEL: (02) 9982 8266
NEW ZEALAND
Roland Corporation Ltd.
32 Shaddock Street, Mount Eden,
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
TEL: (09) 3098 715
CENTRAL/LATIN
AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Instrumentos Musicales S.A.
Av.Santa Fe 2055
(1123) Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
TEL: (011) 4508-2700
Rua San Jose, 780 Sala B
Parque Industrial San Jose
Cotia - Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
TEL: (011) 4615 5666
JUAN Bansbach
Instrumentos Musicales
Ave.1. Calle 11, Apartado 10237,
San Jose, COSTA RICA
TEL: 258-0211
Cosmos Corporation
CHILE
1461-9, Seocho-Dong,
Seocho Ku, Seoul, KOREA
TEL: (02) 3486-8855
Comercial Fancy
140 & 142, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur,MALAYSIA
TEL: (03) 2144-3333
PHILIPPINES
G.A. Yupangco & Co. Inc.
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila 1200,
PHILIPPINES
TEL: (02) 899 9801
AUSTRIA
S.A.
Rut.: 96.919.420-1
Nataniel Cox #739, 4th Floor
Santiago - Centro, CHILE
TEL: (02) 688-9540
EL SALVADOR
OMNI MUSIC
75 Avenida Norte y Final
Alameda Juan Pablo ,
Edificio No.4010 San Salvador,
EL SALVADOR
TEL: 262-0788
MEXICO
Casa Veerkamp, s.a. de c.v.
Av. Toluca No. 323, Col. Olivar
de los Padres 01780 Mexico D.F.
MEXICO
TEL: (55) 5668-6699
PORTUGAL
Roland Scandinavia A/S
Nordhavnsvej 7, Postbox 880,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
TEL: (039)16 6200
FRANCE
Roland France SA
4, Rue Paul Henri SPAAK,
Parc de l'Esplanade, F 77 462 St.
Thibault, Lagny Cedex FRANCE
TEL: 01 600 73 500
FINLAND
GERMANY
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Oststrasse 96, 22844 Norderstedt,
GERMANY
TEL: (040) 52 60090
GREECE
STOLLAS S.A.
Music Sound Light
155, New National Road
Patras 26442, GREECE
TEL: (061) 043-5400
HUNGARY
Piata Libertatii 1,
RO-4200 Gheorghehi
TEL: (095) 169-5043
3-Bogatyrskaya Str. 1.k.l
107 564 Moscow, RUSSIA
TEL: (095) 169 5043
SPAIN
Roland Electronics
de España, S. A.
Calle Bolivia 239, 08020
Barcelona, SPAIN
TEL: (93) 308 1000
SWEDEN
Roland Scandinavia A/S
SWEDISH SALES OFFICE
aDawliah Universal
Electronics APL
Corniche Road, Aldossary Bldg.,
1st Floor, Alkhobar,
SAUDI ARABIA
P.O.Box 2154, Alkhobar 31952
SAUDI ARABIA
TEL: (03) 898 2081
SYRIA
Technical Light & Sound
Center
Khaled Ebn Al Walid St.
Bldg. No. 47, P.O.BOX 13520,
Damascus, SYRIA
TEL: (011) 223-5384
SWITZERLAND
Barkat muzik aletleri ithalat
ve ihracat Ltd Sti
Roland (Switzerland) AG
Musitronic AG
Gerberstrasse 5, Postfach,
CH-4410 Liestal, SWITZERLAND
TEL: (061) 927-8383
UKRAINE
TIC-TAC
Mira Str. 19/108
P.O. Box 180
295400 Munkachevo, UKRAINE
TEL: (03131) 414-40
UNITED KINGDOM
Roland (U.K.) Ltd.
Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 700139
MIDDLE EAST
BAHRAIN
Moon Stores
IRELAND
CYPRUS
Audio House, Belmont Court,
Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Republic of IRELAND
TEL: (01) 2603501
SAUDI ARABIA
TURKEY
Warehouse Area ‘DEPO’ Pf.83
H-2046 Torokbalint, HUNGARY
TEL: (23) 511011
Roland Ireland
P.O. Box 62,
Doha, QATAR
TEL: 4423-554
Danvik Center 28, 2 tr.
S-131 30 Nacka SWEDEN
TEL: (08) 702 0020
No.16, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue,
P.O.Box 247, Manama 304,
State of BAHRAIN
TEL: 211 005
Intermusica Ltd.
Chahine S.A.L.
Gerge Zeidan St., Chahine Bldg.,
Achrafieh, P.O.Box: 16-5857
Beirut, LEBANON
TEL: (01) 20-1441
Al Emadi Co. (Badie Studio
& Stores)
FBS LINES
MuTek
DENMARK
LEBANON
QATAR
RUSSIA
Houtstraat 3, B-2260, Oevel
(Westerlo) BELGIUM
TEL: (014) 575811
Abdullah Salem Street,
Safat, KUWAIT
TEL: 243-6399
ROMANIA
Siemensstrasse 4, P.O. Box 74,
A-6063 RUM, AUSTRIA
TEL: (0512) 26 44 260
BELGIUM/HOLLAND/
LUXEMBOURG
Roland Benelux N. V.
KUWAIT
Cais Das Pedras, 8/9-1 Dto
4050-465 PORTO
PORTUGAL
TEL: (022) 608 00 60
Roland Austria GES.M.B.H.
Roland Brasil Ltda
COSTA RICA
BENTLEY MUSIC SDN BHD
EUROPE
Lauttasaarentie 54 B
Fin-00201 Helsinki, FINLAND
TEL: (9) 682 4020
BRAZIL
J1. Cideng Timur No. 15J-150
Jakarta Pusat
INDONESIA
TEL: (021) 6324170
MALAYSIA
Av. Francisco de Miranda,
Centro Parque de Cristal, Nivel
C2 Local 20 Caracas
VENEZUELA
TEL: (212) 285-8586
Roland Scandinavia As,
Filial Finland
PT Citra IntiRama
KOREA
JORDAN
AMMAN Trading Agency
Lilleakerveien 2 Postboks 95
Lilleaker N-0216 Oslo
NORWAY
TEL: 273 0074
SOUTH AFRICA
P.O.Box 32918, Braamfontein 2017
Johannesbourg, SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (011) 403 4105
Roland Scandinavia Avd.
Kontor Norge
J.E. Olear y ESQ. Manduvira
Asuncion PARAGUAY
TEL: (021) 492-124
Room 5, 9fl. No. 112 Chung Shan
N.Road Sec.2, Taipei, TAIWAN,
R.O.C.
TEL: (02) 2561 3339
11 Melle St., Braamfontein,
Johannesbourg, SOUTH AFRICA
Distribuidora De
Instrumentos Musicales
8 Retzif Ha'aliya Hashnya St.
Tel-Aviv-Yafo ISRAEL
TEL: (03) 6823666
Radex Sound Equipment Ltd.
17, Diagorou Street, Nicosia,
CYPRUS
TEL: (02) 66-9426
Siraselviler Caddesi Siraselviler
Pasaji No:74/20
Taksim - Istanbul, TURKEY
TEL: (0212) 2499324
U.A.E.
Zak Electronics & Musical
Instruments Co. L.L.C.
Zabeel Road, Al Sherooq Bldg.,
No. 14, Grand Floor, Dubai, U.A.E.
TEL: (04) 3360715
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way Richmond
B. C., V6V 2M4 CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
170 Admiral Boulevard
Mississauga On L5T 2N6
CANADA
TEL: (905) 362 9707
U. S. A.
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938,
U. S. A.
TEL: (323) 890 3700
IRAN
MOCO, INC.
No.41 Nike St., Dr.Shariyati Ave.,
Roberoye Cerahe Mirdamad
Tehran, IRAN
TEL: (021) 285-4169
As of June 1, 2002 (Roland)
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. When the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Never use with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table except as specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For EU Countries
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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KF-90
Owner’s Manual
Owner’s Manual
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS” (p. 2), “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 3), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p.
5). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the
unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every
feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s Manual should be read in its entirety. The
manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference
This owner’s manual is printed on recycled paper.
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