Quintet electronic music instrument User manual

User Manual
January 2005
Electronic Instrument for Music Education and Performance
Features: ? Connect up to five switches
? Resource packs available with ready-made exercises
? Create your own exercises and record your own songs
? Internal Sound Card with 128 different instruments
? High quality sound output
? Internal rechargeable batteries
? Easy to use
Important Notes:
1. Read this manual carefully before installing or operating your Quintet.
2. Due to continuos product improvement Unique Perspectives reserves the right to update this Manual.
This Manual supersedes all previous issues which must not continue to be used.
3. Any attempt to gain access to or in any way abuse the electronic components of the Quintet renders the
manufacturer’s warranty void and the Manufacturer free from liability.
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Contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Specifications
Electrical
Mechanical
Environmental
Intended Use
3.
Testing
Power supply check
Power On check
Power Off check
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4.
Getting Started
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5.
Selecting a Resource Pack
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6.
Selecting a Song
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7.
Changing an Instrument
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Instrument selection charts
8.
Recording your own Songs
Turning on in Record Mode
Recording Notes
Recording Chords
Recording Phrases
Recording Cycles
9.
Saving your music onto Memory Cards
10. Advanced Features
Tempo & time signature
Changing the method of playback after recording
Auditioning an external memory card
11. Batteries and Charging
Battery type
Battery life
Battery charging
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Battery status lights
12. Connections
Player switches
DC Power input
External keyboard input
Switch expansion port
Line out
Headphone input
Memory card socket
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13. Maintenance
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14. Safety and Misuse warnings
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15. Warranty
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16. Sales and Service Information
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17. Glossary of terms
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1 Introduction
Quintet is an electronic music instrument designed for switch users in order that
they can play music. It can be used in a group situation with children, or, as a
solo instrument.
Five switches can be connected to the Quintet and therefore you can have up to
five players. By pressing and releasing their switch each player can step through
the notes of a song, tap out a tempo, play the chords of a melody or trigger
complete sections of songs !
Within the Quintet there are 128 different instruments to choose from including
“tubular bells”, “guitar”, “saxophone” and “drums”. Each player can be assigned a
different instrument and in this way a whole orchestra or band can be formed !
Accompanying the Quintet is a set of resource packs. These packs contain 10
songs or exercises. The songs are designed so that skills in music, such as
timing and turn-taking, can be learnt, alongside having fun!
Each resource pack has an associated electronic memory card. This card
contains all the musical information for the 10 songs of the pack. By plugging the
card into a slot at the back of the Quintet and following the instructions further on
in this manual the music for the 10 songs can be transferred into the Quintet (the
Quintet is shipped with the music from pack A already transferred).
On the front panel of the Quintet a 10 position rotary switch allows you to choose
which song or exercise you want to play. Follow the instructions in the resource
pack on how to use each of the 5 switches.
You are not limited to the music contained in the resource packs. In fact the
Quintet is designed so that you can quickly begin to record your own songs and
make your own exercises. Simply connect a standard keyboard and follow the
instructions further on in this manual.
If you do start to record your own songs and exercises you can make permanent
copies by transferring the music in the Quintet onto a blank memory card. These
blank cards are sold separately to the Quintet and are available from through
your supplier.
Before you use your Quintet please read this manual carefully and perform the
tests on page 6. In particular familiarise yourself with the sections on
Maintenance and Safety. If you are in any doubt contact your supplier.
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2 Specifications
Electrical
Power Supply
Rechargeable battery type
Charger rating
Quiescent Current
Audio Output
24V 500mA DC
8 cell NiMh 600maH
250mA continuous fast charge.
<1mA Off, 200mA On, 450mA when
charging.
5 Watts RMS
Mechanical
Weight
Case material
Approx. 1 Kg
Diecast aluminum, painted black.
Environmental
Operating ambient temperature range
Storage temperature range
Operating and storage humidity
Min
Max
Units
-25
-25
0
50
70
90
ºC
ºC
%RH
The Quintet is not designed for outdoor use.
Intended Use
The Quintet is an electronic music instrument specifically designed to enable
those individuals who cannot play an acoustic instrument to perform music using
switches connected to the Quintet.
The Quintet is for indoor use only.
The Quintet can be mains powered or battery powered.
The Quintet is not a toy and children using the instrument must be supervised
accordingly.
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3 Testing
NOTE: Refer to the diagram below during the test sequences.
Mains
Power Light
Charging
Light
Ready
light
Volume &
On/Off pot
Player 1-5
switches
Power supply check sequence
1. Connect the DC Power supply provided to the Power input at the back of the
Quintet.
2. Confirm that the Mains Power light is on.
3. If the battery needs to be recharged the Charging light will also come on.
Power On check sequence
1. Turn the Volume control clockwise to the 12 o’clock position.
2. Confirm that the green ‘Ready’ light flashes and after a moment comes on
steady.
3. Press any of the player switches (1-5) and confirm that music can be heard.
Power Off sequence
1. Turn the Volume control fully anti-clockwise to the OFF position.
2. Confirm that the green ‘Ready’ light extinguishes.
3. The Mains Power light will remain on as long as the external power supply is
connected. The Charging light will remain on until the internal batteries are recharged.
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If any of these tests fail contact your supplier immediately.
NOTE: The Quintet is shipped with the internal batteries discharged. A complete
recharge takes about 3 hours. It is recommended that you leave the power
supply plugged in until the Charging light extinguishes so that the first charge the
batteries receive is a complete one.
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4 Getting Started
To use the Quintet in it’s basic mode you do not need any additional equipment.
Record Switch. Use
this switch to record
your own songs.
Power input
and battery
status LEDs
Instrument and Tempo
switches. Use these
switches to select
instruments and stop/start
a metronome.
Rotary switch to select 1
of 10 songs.
Ready light stops
flashing when a
selected song is
ready to play.
The On/Off switch
and volume control
Player 1 - 5. Each player
has an individual
switch. Press the switch
to step through the notes
of a song.
To get started plug the DC Power supply provided into the power socket at the
back of the Quintet and turn the volume control clockwise to the 12 o’clock
position.
Choose 1 of the 10 songs by turning the rotary switch to the desired song
number.
When the ready light stops flashing the song is ready to play.
Follow the instructions in resource pack A for the selected song or simply start
pressing the switches 1 to 5 to hear what happens.
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5 Selecting a Resource Pack
Before you use a particular resource pack you may need to transfer the music
from the associated memory card into the quintet. You will need to do this if:a) you are using the resource pack for the first time
b) you are switching from one resource pack to another
c) you recorded your own music over what was there and want to return to
the original music.
To transfer the music from a memory card into the Quintet
1. Make sure the Quintet is off.
2. Take the memory card out of it’s protective box and plug it into the slot at the
back of the Quintet. The text “QUINTET MEMORY CARD” should be facing
upwards.
3. Press and HOLD Instrument
4. Turn on the Quintet whilst HOLDING Instrument.
5. The Instrument light should come on immediately. If it does not you may not
have inserted the memory card properly. Switch off and try again.
6. Release Instrument
7. The music from the memory card will be transferred into the Quintet. The
transfer is complete when the Ready and Record lights stop flashing.
Depending on how much music is stored on the memory card the transfer may take up to a
minute or more. On no condition should you turn off the Quintet while the transfer is taking
place. As the transfer is taking place the Ready light will flash while music is loaded from the
memory card. As it is stored inside the Quintet the Ready light will flash again but this time
with the Record light on also. This cycle will be repeated 10 times, once for each of the 10
songs. In other-words you should see the Record light come on and off 10 times.
8. Finally switch off the Quintet and remove the memory card, placing it back in
it’s protective box.
Useful tip: If you only want to transfer the music for one song, choose the song
number before you turn on the Quintet and then press and HOLD both
Instrument and Record in steps 3 and 4 above. Only the music for the selected
song number will be transferred into the Quintet.
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6 Selecting a Song
The rotary switch on the front panel of the Quintet selects 1 of 10 songs to play.
To chose a song
1. Turn the rotary switch to the required song
2. The Ready light will flash while the song is restored from memory
3. When the Ready light has stopped flashing the song is ready to play.
Follow the instructions for the song in the resource pack or simply start pressing
the player switches to hear what happens !
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7 Changing an instrument
Within the Quintet there are 128 different instruments to choose from. Each
player and the keyboard player can be assigned a different instrument. In this
way an ensemble of six different instruments can be created !
The 128 instruments are divided into 4 groups. Each group contains 32
instruments.
To change instrument for the keyboard player
1. Make sure that the external keyboard is connected
2. Make sure the Quintet is on
3. Press Instrument. The Instrument light comes on.
4. Switches 1 to 4 on the Quintet select the group of instruments.
5. A range of keys on the keyboard selects one of the 32 possible instruments in
that group. To hear what an instrument sounds like, refer to the charts on the
following pages, and press the corresponding note on the keyboard.
6. When you have chosen your instrument press Instrument a second time.
The Instrument light extinguishes and the READY light will flash. When the
READY light stops flashing the instrument is ready.
To change instrument for one of the 5 players
1. Make sure that the external keyboard is connected
2. Make sure the Quintet is on
3. Press and HOLD Instrument. The Instrument light comes on.
4. While HOLDING Instrument press the player’s switch (1-5) whose
instrument you want to change. The Instrument light will go out while the
players switch is pressed.
5. Release the players switch and then release Instrument.
6. Continue from Step 4 above “Switches 1 – 4…”
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NOTE: A common mistake when using a 3-octave keyboard is to forget to reset
the keyboard to the centre three octaves. Notes outside the range of the
instrument selection chart will make no sound.
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Instrument Selection Chart
Group 1
Grand Piano
Bright Piano
Electric Grand Piano
Honky-Tonk Piano
Electric Piano 1
Electric Piano 2
Harpsichord
Clavi
*** MIDDLE C ***
Celesta
Glockenspiel
Music Box
Vibraphone
Marimba
Xylophone
Tubular Bells
Santur
Drawbar Organ
Percussive Organ
Rock Organ
Church Organ
Reed Organ
French Accordion
Harmonica
Tango Accordion
Acoustic Guitar (Nylon)
Acoustic Guitar (Steel)
Electric Jazz Guitar
Electric Guitar (Clean)
Electric Guitar (Muted)
Overdriven Guitar
Distortion Guitar
Guitar Harmonics
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Instrument Selection Chart
Group 2
Acoustic Bass
Finger Bass
Picked Bass
Fretless Bass
Slap Bass 1
Slap Bass 2
Synth Bass 1
Synth Bass 2
*** MIDDLE C ***
Violin
Viola
Cello
ContraBass
Tremolo Strings
Pizzicato Strings
Orchestral Harp
Timpani
String Ensemble 1
String Ensemble 2
Synth Strings 1
Synth Strings 2
Choir Aahs
Voice Oohs
Synth Voice
Orchestra Hit
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Muted Trumpet
French Horn
Brass Section
Synth Brass 1
Synth Brass 2
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Instrument Selection Chart
Group 3
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Clarinet
*** MIDDLE C ***
Piccolo
Flute
Recorder
Pan Flute
Blown Bottle
Shakuhachi
Whistle
Ocarina
Lead 1 (Square)
Lead 2 (Sawtooth)
Lead 3 (Calliope)
Lead 4 (Chiff)
Lead 5 (Charang)
Lead 6 (Voice)
Lead 7 (Fifths)
Lead 8 (Bass + Lead)
Pad 1 (Fantasia)
Pad 2 (Warm)
Pad 3 (Polysynth)
Pad 4 (Choir)
Pad 5 (Bowed)
Pad 6 (Metallic)
Pad 7 (Halo)
Pad 8 (Sweep)
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Instrument Selection Chart
Group 4
FX 1 (Rain)
FX 2 (Soundtrack)
FX 3 (Crystal)
FX 4 (Atmosphere)
FX 5 (Brightness)
FX 6 (Goblins)
FX 7 (Echoes)
FX 8 (Sci-Fi)
*** MIDDLE C ***
Sitar
Banjo
Shamisen
Koto
Kalimba
Bag Pipe
Fiddle
Shanai
Tinkle Bell
Agogo
Steel Drums
Woodblock
Taiko Drum
Melodic Drum
Synth Drum
Reverse Cymbal
Guitar Fret Noise
Breath Noise
Seashore
Bird Tweet
Telephone Ring
Helicopter
Applaude
Drum Kit
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8 Recording your own songs
You can record your own songs on any switch positions from 1 to 10. When you
do this you replace the music that was transferred from the memory card with
your own. In this way you can modify the existing exercises or start from scratch
and create your own. If you want to return to the music from the resource pack,
just transfer the music from the associated memory card back into the Quintet
again. See page 9 for instructions on how to do this.
Before you do any recording you must turn on the Quintet in record mode.
To turn on the Quintet in record mode
1. Make sure the Quintet is Off.
2. Press and HOLD Record.
3. While HOLDING Record turn on the Quintet. The red Record light should
illuminate.
4. Release Record.
5. The red Record light extinguishes and the green Ready light flashes.
6. When the green Ready light stops flashing the Quintet is in record mode !
How you record your music depends upon how you want to play it back with the
player’s switch. There are four basic ways you can play back music with a
switch:Notes Pressing the switch plays the first note of the song. Pressing the
switch again plays the second note of the song, and so on until all
the notes are played.
Chords Pressing the switch plays the first chord. Pressing the switch
again plays the second chord, and so on until all the chords are
played.
Phrases Pressing the switch plays the first phrase of the song. If the song
has more than one phrase, pressing the switch a second time will
play the second phrase of the song, and so on until all the
phrases are played.
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Cycles In this case pressing the switch either starts or stops a cycle of
music. This could be the drum track of a song for example or a
repeating sequence of chords.
How to record music in these four ways is described in the following pages.
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Recording Notes
1. Make sure the external keyboard is connected and the Quintet is on in record
mode.
2. Refer to page 11 if you want to choose an instrument.
3. Press Record. The red Record light flashes indicating that you must select a
player.
4. Press the switch corresponding to the player you want to record on. For
example if you want to record some notes for player 2, press the player 2
switch. The red Record light goes steady.
5. Play the notes on the keyboard.
6. When you have finished press Record a second time. The red light
extinguishes.
7. The Ready will flash as the new music is stored in the Quintet.
Now you can play back the recorded notes one at a time by pressing the player’s
switch.
NOTE: After you press Record for the first time you have 8 seconds within which
to press the Player’s switch you want to record on. If you fail to select the switch
within this time the red light will stop flashing and you will have to press Record
again.
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Recording Chords
1. Make sure the external keyboard is connected and the Quintet is on in record
mode.
2. Refer to page 11 if you want to choose an instrument.
3. Press Record. The red Record light flashes indicating that you must select a
player.
4. Press the switch corresponding to the player you want to record on. For
example if you want to record some notes for player 2, press the player 2
switch. The red Record light goes steady.
5. Play the first chord on the keyboard.
6. Press the players switch again. The red Record light will extinguish whilst the
switch is pressed. If you only want 1 chord on this switch jump to step 9.
7. Play the next chord on the keyboard.
8. Repeat from Step 6, pressing the players switch between each chord, until
you have entered all the chords of the song.
9. Press Record to stop recording. The Ready will flash as the new music is
stored in the Quintet.
Now you can play back the recorded chords one at a time by pressing the
player’s switch.
NOTE: The maximum number of chords you can record for a player is 10. The
minimum is 1.
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Recording Phrases
1. Press Record. The red Record light flashes.
2. Press the player switch you want to record. The red Record light goes steady.
3. Play the first phrase of the song, the first bar for example.
4. When you have finished playing the first phrase, press the players switch a
second time. The red Record light will extinguish whilst the switch is pressed.
This marks the end of the first phrase and the beginning of a second. If you
only want 1 phrase on this switch jump to step 8.
5. Play the second phrase of the song.
6. When you have finished playing the second part, press the players switch a
third time. This marks the end of the second phrase and the beginning of a
third.
7. Continue in this method until you have all the phrases recorded.
8. Press Record to stop recording. The Ready will flash as the new music is
stored in the Quintet.
Now when you press the player’s switch the first phrase of the song is played.
Pressing the switch a second time plays the second phrase and so on.
NOTE: The maximum number of phrases you can record for a player is 10. The
minimum is 1. This recording method is exactly the same as for recording chords.
Chords are in fact treated as phrases whose notes are played all at the same
time.
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Recording Cycles
1. Press Tempo. The click track, or metronome, starts. The default tempo is 60
beats per minute in 4/4 time. To change the tempo see page 24.
2. Press Record. The red Record light flashes.
3. Press the player’s switch you want to record on. The red Record light goes
steady.
4. Play the notes of the phrase in time with the click track.
5. When you have finished press the players switch once to mark the end of the
phrase, and a second time to indicate that the phrase should be played in a
cycle.
6. Now press the Record button. The red Record light extinguishes.
7. The Ready will flash as the new music is stored in the Quintet.
Now when you press the player’s switch, the piece of music will be played in a
continuous cycle and will only stop when the player’s switch is pressed a second
time.
NOTE: that you can record several cycles for one player using the “Recording
Phrases” method. Simply make sure to press the player’s switch twice after the
last part.
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9 Saving your music onto Memory Cards.
After you have become familiar with how to record your own music and create
your own exercises you may wish to store them permanently on an external
memory card. In this way you can create your own resource packs. Indeed it is
the manufacturer’s intention that over time the number of resource packs
available will increase. If you have created your own pack we would like to hear
from you !
To transfer the music in Quintet to an external memory card.
1. Make sure the Quintet is off.
2. Take the recordable memory card out of it’s protective box and plug it into the
slot at the back of the Quintet. The text “QUINTET MEMORY CARD” should
be facing upwards (recordable cards have “recordable” written on them).
3. Press and HOLD Tempo.
4. Turn on the Quintet while HOLDING Tempo.
5. The Tempo light should come on immediately. If it does not you may not have
inserted the memory card properly or it may not be recordable. Switch off and
try again.
6. Release Tempo
7. The music in the Quintet will be transferred onto the memory card. The
transfer is complete when the Ready and Record lights stop flashing.
Depending on how much music is in the Quintet the transfer may take up to a minute or
more. On no condition should you turn off the Quintet while the transfer is taking place. As
the transfer is taking place the Ready light will flash while music is loaded from the memory
card. As it is stored inside the Quintet the Ready light will flash again but this time with the
Record light on also. This cycle will be repeated 10 times, once for each of the 10 songs. In
other-words you should see the Record light come on and off 10 times.
8. Finally, Switch off the Quintet and place the memory card back in its
protective box and label accordingly.
Useful tip: If you only want to transfer the music for one song, choose the song
number before you turn on the Quintet and then press and HOLD both Tempo
and Record in steps 3 and 4 above. Only the music for the selected song number
will be transferred onto the memory card.
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10 Advanced Features
Tempo and Time Signature
With the Quintet you can not only play back a piece of music in a cycle but also
select the tempo and time signature
To set the tempo and time signature
1. Press Record. The red Record light flashes.
2. Press Tempo. The red light goes steady.
3. Tap a single key on the keyboard at the tempo rate you require x times where
x determines the time signature. (2 times for 2/4 time, 3 times for ¾ time and
4 times for 4/4 time).
4. Press Record to stop. The red Record light extinguishes and the Ready light
will flash.
When you now start the click track, by pressing Tempo, the new tempo and time
signature will be heard. In addition the music on switches 1-5 for the current song
will be played back at the new tempo.
Changing the Method of Play back after recording
You can change the method of playback without having to re-record the notes.
This is very useful if you want to start someone off by playing a piece of music in
phrases, but later play the music note by note.
To change the method of playback
1. Press Record. The red Record light flashes.
2. Press the player’s switch whose playback method you wish to change. The
red light goes steady. Do NOT play any notes on the keyboard.
3. For note by note playback simply press the Record.
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4. For part by part playback press the player’s switch and then press Record.
5. For cycle playback press the player’s switch twice and then press Record.
6. The red Record light extinguishes, the green Ready light will flash while the
information is stored and the playback method is changed.
Auditioning an external memory card
In some cases, to save time, you may want to “audition” an external memory
card without having to transfer it’s music into the Quintet. This is useful when you
are trying to figure out what music is on a card or which card to use. When you
have made your choice you can transfer the music into the Quintet as described
on page 9.
To audition an external memory card
1. Make sure the Quintet is off.
2. Press and HOLD Instrument AND Tempo.
3. Turn on the Quintet while HOLDING Instrument AND Tempo.
4. The Instrument and Tempo lights should come on immediately. If they do
not you may have inserted the memory card incorrectly. Switch off and try
again.
5. Release Instrument and Tempo.
6. The Ready light flashes as the selected song is loaded from the external
memory card.
7. When the Ready light stops flashing the song is ready to be auditioned.
NOTE: Although it is possible to use the Quintet in this way for the duration of an
exercise it is not recommended because the memory card protruding out of the
slot at the back of the Quintet could be easily damaged.
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11 Batteries and Charging
Battery Type
The Quintet contains an 8 cell internal Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack. The
battery has a capacity of 600maH and does not suffer from memory effect.
Battery Life
The battery can last for up to 3 hours without a recharge during normal use.
As the battery looses charge the quality and volume of the speaker’s audio
output will deteriorate, particularly at high volume settings. If this should happen
plug the Quintet into the mains for a re-charge or reduce the volume setting. The
low battery warning light may begin to flash at this stage particularly when music
is being played.
As the battery becomes exhausted the low battery warning light will come on
steady and the speaker’s audio output will eventually disappear. At this stage you
must plug the Quintet into the mains for a recharge.
Battery Charging
To charge the internal battery plug the Quintet into the mains using the power
adapter provided. The mains light and charging light will come on. For safety
reasons the Quintet charges in 1 hour cycles. The charging light will go out when
a cycle is complete. A new cycle begins when the power adapter is disconnected
and then re-connected. A complete recharge takes approximately 3 cycles.
Battery Status Lights
The battery status can be monitored by 3 lights at the top centre of the Quintet.
Charging
Indicates that the
internal batteries are
being charged.
Low Battery Warning
Indicates that the battery
is low and needs to be recharged.
Mains Power
Indicates that the Quintet
is plugged into the mains.
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12 Connections
Connections at the front…
Player Switch Inputs 1 - 5
Connections at the back…
Memory
card socket
DC Power
input.
External
Keyboard
(MIDI socket)
Switch
extension port
Line Out
Headphone
input.
Player Switches
Five switches can be connected to the front of the Quintet and therefore you can
have up to five players. By pressing and releasing their switch each player can
step through the notes of a song, tap out a tempo, play the chords of a song or
trigger sections of songs ! Connect the players switches into the front of the
Quintet.
The connection is a standard 3.5mm mono jack plug.
The following diagram illustrates connecting switches to the Quintet: -
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DC Power Input
This is the DC Power input for the Quintet. Use only the power supply provided.
Although the Quintet can run off it’s internal batteries, it is recommended that you
use the external power supply whenever possible so as not to drain the batteries
to often. Also, the Quintet delivers a louder volume when running on the external
power supply.
For more information on batteries see page 26
External Keyboard Input
If you want to record your own songs into the Quintet you will need to connect an
external keyboard.
The external keyboard is connected to the Quintet using a MIDI cable. You must
make sure your keyboard has a MIDI output socket, otherwise you cannot use it.
A MIDI socket is normally found at the back of a keyboard. It is the circular
socket with five holes exactly the same as the one on the Quintet.
The following diagram illustrates an external keyboard connected to the Quintet: -
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Switch Extension Port
A switch extension port is provided on a 9-pin male D type connector located at
the back of the Quintet. The pin-out follows the standard set out by TASH inc.
and is as follows:
Connector
9 Pin Male D
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
Switch 5
Switch 1
Switch common
You can connect a TASH pad directly to this port or you can use it to extend the
length of switch cables so that they are not all connected to the front of the
Quintet.
Line Out
This is Stereo audio output from the Quintet. You can use this output to drive
external active loudspeakers or connect to a tape recorder to record your songs.
Note that the volume output from this socket is not affected by the Quintet’s
volume knob.
The connection is a standard stereo 3.5mm jack.
The following diagram illustrates the Quintet connected to external loudspeakers.
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NOTE: You can only connect the Line Out to loud speakers that are active. In
other-words they must have their own power supply. Most computer speakers
are active and have a 3.5mm jack input.
Headphone Input
This is a Mono headphone socket. The volume is a fixed level and is not affected
by the Quintet’s volume knob. The connection is a standard stereo ¼ inch jack.
NOTE: The impedance of the headphones you use should be 32 Ohms or
greater.
Memory Card Socket
You can insert external memory cards into this socket. These cards are prerecorded with songs and exercises detailed in a teacher’s resource pack
accompanying each card. These packs are sold separately to the Quintet.
Contact your local supplier for information on what is available.
NOTE: The memory card is a proprietary design and is only available through
your Quintet supplier. Do not attempt to insert memory cards from other
manufacturers.
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13 Maintenance
1. The Quintet should be regularly checked for integrity. Loose, damaged or
corroded connectors or terminals, or damaged cabling should be reported to
your Service Centre and be replaced immediately.
2. The cabling of Quintet including Switch cables, Midi cable and Power supply
cable, should be regularly checked for integrity.
3. All switches connected to the Quintet should be regularly tested to ensure
that they function correctly.
4. During storage and transport of the Quintet ensure that the unit is off and that
no possibility exists for the unit to be inadvertently turned on.
5. The Quintet should be kept free of dust, dirt and liquids. If necessary wipe
with a cloth dampened with warm water or alcohol. Do not use solvents or
abrasive cleaners.
6. Where any doubt exists, consult your nearest Service Centre or Agent.
7. There are no user-serviceable parts within the Quintet. Do not attempt to
open the case.
8. In accordance with the requirements of CE marking of this device and the
Company’s policy, it is requested that re-occurring faults or defects be
reported back to Unique Perspectives Ltd.
Warning !! If the Quintet is damaged in any way, or if internal damage may
have occurred (for example by being dropped), have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating.
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14 Safety and Misuse Warnings
Do not install, maintain or operate the Quintet without reading, understanding
and following the proper instructions and manuals, otherwise injury or damage
may result.
Do not operate the Quintet if it behaves erratically, or shows abnormal response,
heating, smoke or arcing. Turn the unit off, disconnect all cables, and consult
your service agent.
Ensure the Quintet is turned off when not in use and never leave the Quintet on
or plugged into the mains unattended or overnight.
No connector pins should be touched, as contamination or damage due to
electrostatic discharge may result.
Whilst designed to resist water penetration, under extreme conditions moisture
might enter the Quintet. Any spillage over the Quintet should be wiped dry
without delay. The Quintet may not be used outdoors.
Most electronic equipment is influenced by Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).
Caution should be exercised with regard to the use of portable communications
equipment in the area around such equipment. While the manufacturer has made
every effort to ensure that RFI does not cause problems, very strong signals
could still cause a problem.
Report any malfunctions immediately to your Service Agent.
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15 Warranty
All equipment supplied by Unique Perspectives Ltd. is warranted by the company
to be free from faulty materials or workmanship. If any defect is found within the
warranty period of 6 months, the company will repair the equipment, or at its
discretion, replace the equipment without charge for materials and labor.
The warranty is subject to the conditions that the equipment:
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Has been used solely in accordance with this manual.
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Has not been subjected to misuse or accident, or been modified or repaired
by any person other than someone authorised by Unique Perspectives Ltd.
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Has been used solely for the use of music education and performance.
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16 Sales and Service Information
For Sales and Service advice, or in case of any difficulty, please contact:
Unique Perspectives Ltd.
Ballyclovan
Callan
Kilkenny
Ireland
Telephone:
Fax:
+353 56 7725913
+353 56 7725936
Info@quintet.ie
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NOTE: The Quintet should be clearly labeled with the manufacturer’s service
agent’s telephone number.
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17 Glossary of terms
Tempo
The tempo of a song is a measurement of its speed or pace.
It is measured in beats per minute. A very slow song might
have a tempo of 60beats per minute, while a very fast song
might have a tempo of 200beats per minute.
Time Signature
The time signature of a song the number of beats in a bar.
For example a waltz typically has a time signature of 3
beats per bar. Counting out the beats would be ‘1-2-3,1-23,1-2-3’ etc.
MIDI
Midi is a numerical representation of notes played on a
keyboard. Each midi signal sent from a keyboard comprises
of a number representing the key hit and a number
representing how hard the key was hit.
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