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Main Features
Your Yamaha Electone is packed with many sophisticated functions. Yet it is
amazingly easy to use. The main features are described here so that you can
quickly understand the capabilities of your Electone.
Included among the main features are:
Astoundingly True-to-life Sounds
The new AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation system provides authentic, dynamic voices, making
the Electone a truly expressive musical instrument. (See page 13.)
Expressive Touch Tone
The Touch Tone function provides you with expressive control over the volume and timbre of a voice, making it
possible to perfectly reproduce the subtle dynamaic and tonal changes of actual instruments. (See page 15.)
Dynamic Rhythm Patterns
The Rhythm section of the Electone features authentic drum and percussion sounds, ranging from Waltz to 16
Beat including convenient metronome function. (See page 16.) The Keyboard Percussion function is also provided
for you to play the realistic percussion sounds from the Lower keyboard and pedalboard. (See page 18 .)
Table of Contents
P a n e l C o n t r o l s ................................................... 2
1 . B a s i c O p e r a t i o n .......................................... 4
1. Basic Operation
Getting Started ......................................................................... 4
Playing Back the Demonstration Songs ................................... 5
Playing Your Electone ................................................................6
2. Voice Sections
BasicRegistrations ............................................................ 6
2 . V o i c e S e c t i o n s .......................................... 1 3
3. Effects
Selecting Voices from the Panel ............................................. 13
Setting the volume for the voice sections ............................... 14
4. Rhythms
3 . E f f e c t s ........................................................... 1 5
Touch Tone ............................................................................... 15
Reverb ...................................................................................... 15
Sustain ...................................................................................... 15
4 . R h y t h m s ....................................................... 1 6
Selecting Rhythm Patterns ...................................................... 16
Playing Keyboard Percussion ................................................. 18
PercussionAssignments ................................................... 19
A p p e n d i x .......................................................... 2 0
MIDI ......................................................................................... 20
Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 23
Specifications .......................................................................... 24
MIDI Messages ........................................................................ 25
Appendix
Panel Controls
Front Panel
1 REVERB Buttons (See page 15.)
7 PEDAL VOICE Section (See page 13.)
Adjust the Reverb effect for the entire sounds.
Selects the Pedal voices and adjusts the volume.
2 SUSTAIN Buttons (See page 15.)
8 BASIC REGIST. (Basic Registration)
Buttons (See page 6.)
Add the Sustain effects to Upper/Lower Keyboard and
Pedalboard.
Select the Basic Registrations.
3 Monitor Speakers
9 MASTER VOLUME Control (See page 4.)
Built-in speakers for your monitoring.
Adjusts the entire volume.
4 UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE Section
(See page 13.)
0 METRONOME/RHYTHM Section
(See page 16.)
Selects the Upper Keyboard voices and adjusts the volume.
Selects a rhythm or metronome pattern and adjusts its volume
level.
5 LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE Section
(See page 13.)
! KEYBOARD PERCUSSION Buttons
(See page 18.)
Selects the Lower Keyboard voices and adjust the volume.
Used to play the percussion sounds with Lower Keyboard or
Pedalboard.
6 LEAD VOICE Section (See page 13.)
Selects the LEAD voices and adjusts the volume.
@ BAR/BEAT/TEMPO Display (See page 17.)
Displays the rhythm tempo or bar/beat.
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Other Parts,
Controls and Terminals
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19
20
21
22
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* Key Cover/Music Stand
Å@
( Upper Keyboard
) Lower Keyboard
q MIDI Jacks
w Expression Pedal (See page 4.)
Used to adjust the entire volume level during the performance.
# TEMPO Dial (See page 17.)
Adjusts the rhythm tempo.
e Pedalboard
$ BAR/BEAT Indicator (See page 17.)
r AUX. OUT Jack (RCA/Mono)
Flashes to the first beat of every measure (or every beat).
This set of stereo outputs (RCA pin jacks) is for connection to
external amplification/speaker systems. Typically, they are
for direct connection to a home audio system or cassette
deck.
% SYNCRO START Button (See page 16.)
Puts the rhythm pattern in "stand-by" and enables the Lower
keyboard or Pedalboard to start the rhythm.
t HEADPHONES Jack
^ START Button (See page 16.)
For connection of a stereo or monaural headphone set.
When headphones are connected to this jack, sound to the
Electone's built-in speaker system is automatically cut off,
allowing you to play without disturbing others.
Used to start or stop the rhythm pattern.
& POWER Switch (See page 4.)
TurnstheEL-17on/off.
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1. Basic Operation
No matter what your level of playing experience, we recommend that you take the time to go through this basic
section. It shows you in the simplest possible manner how
to start playing your Electone.
Getting Started
Once you've set up your Electone and plugged the power cord into an electrical outlet, you're
ready to get started and play.
1
Turn on the Electone by pressing the
POWER switch.
Yamaha products are manufac-
POWER
tured specifically for the supply
voltage in the area where they are to be sold.
If you should move, or if any doubt exists
about the supply voltage, please consult with
a qualified technician.
2
Set the MASTER VOLUME control.
panel settings you have made.
The MASTER VOLUME control is an overall control which affects the volume
When the Electone is turned on, Basic Reg-
of the entire instrument.
istration 1 is automatically selected.
MASTER VOLUME
5
4 6
3 7
2 8
1 9
MIN MAX
3
Turning the Electone off erases all
Press the Expression pedal down with your
foot.
The Expression pedal also controls the entire volume of the Electone. Once
you have set the MASTER VOLUME control to a suitable level, you can use the
Expression pedal to change the volume with your foot as you play.
Louder Smaller
For now, press the pedal down slightly beyond the halfway point.
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Playing Back the Demonstration Songs
The Electone has five demonstration music pieces for your listening enjoyment. Try playing back the demos
before you start to play.
1
2
Press and hold down the PEDAL/DEMO button.
PEDAL
DEMO
The five lamps in the BASIC REGIST. section will start blinking.
Release the PEDAL/DEMO button.
The lamps above the Basic Registration buttons will go on blinking, indicating the Electone has entered the stand-by mode for playing back a demon-
BASIC
REGIST.
1
stration song.
2
3
Press the Basic Registration button you want
to play back.
3
4
4
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik W. A. Mozart
Basic Registration Button 2:
London Bridge English Folk Song
Basic Registration Button 3:
To a Wild Rose E. MacDowell
Basic Registration Button 4:
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star French Folk Song
Basic Registration Button 5:
Comical Train M. Watanabe
2
3
The followings are the demo songs assigned to each Basic Registration Button:
Basic Registration Button 1:
1
5
5
These lamps blink in
succession.
The demo song you have selected will start.
When playback of the demo song is completed, the lamps will start blinking
again, indicating that the Electone is ready to play the demo songs again.
4
Press the PEDAL/DEMO button again to cancel
the stand-by mode.
During demo playback, only the
Basic Registration buttons and
PEDAL/DEMO button can be used. All other
You can also cancel the stand-by mode and stop the playback while a demo
controls, as well as the keyboard, are tem-
is being played back.
porarily disabled.
The demo function does not
During playback
PEDAL
DEMO
Stand-by mode
cancelled.
Stops
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operate while the MDR-4 (the optional Music Disk Recorder), if installed,
is played back.
Playing Your Electone
As a performance aid, the Electone includes convenient Basic Registrations that let you instantly change the
voices and other settings for all of the keyboards, even as you play. Each registration is pre-programmed to be
used for a specific music style or instrumental combination.
Basic Registrations
BASIC
REGIST.
1
The Basic Registration section has five factory preset registrations, each with
a different set of voices for the Upper/Lower keyboards and Pedalboard, and
Basic Registration 1
2
Basic Registration 2
each of which is specially suited for playing in a different music style.
When you turn the power on, the Electone automatically selects Basic Regis-
3
Basic Registration 3
tration 1. If another registration has been selected (the lamp on the button
will be lit), press the button for Basic Registration 1.
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Basic Registration 4
5
The chart below lists the voices that have been set for the Upper/Lower key-
Basic Registration 5
boards and Pedalboard.
Basic Registration 1 Basic Registration 2 Basic Registration 3 Basic Registration 4 Basic Registration 5
Upper
Keyboard Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
Strings
Brass
Flute
Cosmic (1)
Synth.Brass
Strings
Horn
Piano
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 3
Contrabass
Tuba
Contrabass
Cosmic 2
Synth.Bass
Now, try out all five Basic Registrations with the following music examples. Press the appropriate buttons to select
the registrations. Each music example has been chosen to best suit its companion registration.
When the Electone is turned on,
Basic Registration 1 is automatically
selected.
The voices, Cosmic 2, Cosmic 3,
Synth. Brass and Synth. Bass, used in
the Basic Registrations are not selectable from
the panel voice buttons.
The rhythm (except for metronome)
volume and tempo will be reset to
each default value (volume: 0, tempo: 120)
whenoneoftheBasicRegistrationsisselected.
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Basic Registration 1
Symphonie No.9
L. Beethoven
Try playing with
your right hand.
2 3 4
5
1
Right hand
C
3
3
E
E
C
3
3
E
E
4
F
4
F
5
5
G
G
5
5
G
G
4
F
4
F
G7
3
2
E
D
1
1
C
C
1
1
2
D
3
3
E
E
2
2
D
D
G7
3
2
E
D
7
C
C
2
D
3
E
2
D
C
1
1
C
C
Next, play the accompaniment parts
with your left hand and foot in
addition to playing the melody line.
Basic Registration 2
When the Saints Go Marchin’ in
8
American Folk Song
Basic Registration 3
Romance de L’amour
Spanish Folk Song
Accompaniment pattern
5
4 32
1 Left hand
Pedal
Left foot
Am
5
5
5
5
E
E
E
E
3
3
C
C
2
1
1
2
5
4
A
3
G
3
F
F
2
1
E
B
1
D
A
5
A
A
2
E
D
E7
3
3
2
F
4
D
3
3
C
C
5 31
2
B
1
A
E
E7
4
G
E
5
21
Am
2
2
2
2
B
B
B
B
E7
2
F
E7
Am
5
A
C
5 2 1
Dm
Am
E
5
A
E
D
Dm
5 31
Am
5
3
5 31
Am
Am
4
5
9
21
3
C
2
B
1
A
Am
5 31
3
F
2
E
Basic Registration 4
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
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French Folk Song
Basic Registration 5
Chopsticks
Hilster
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●Selecting
Voices
Try playing the voices not assigned in the Basic Registration section.
Select the voice to play on the Upper Keyboards from the Upper Keyboard voices/Lead voices. The LED (s) will be lit
above the selected voice button.
LEAD VOICE
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
OBOE
TRUMPET
MAX
TO
LOWER
MIN
MIN
Select the voices to play on the Lower Keyboards from the Lower Keyboard voices.
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRA
PHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
MAX
MIN
Select the voices to play on the Pedalboards from the Pedalboard voices.
You can play the Lead/Pedal voices
PEDAL VOICE
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
on the Lower Keyboards.
MAX
(See page 14.)
TO
LOWER
MIN
●Selecting
Rhythm Patterns
Try playing the Electone to the rhythm or metronome. When one of the Basic Registration is selected, the rhythm
volume is automatically set to “0”. Set the rhythm volume to any value but 0 before starting the rhythm. After pressing the desired rhythm button to select the rhythm, press the START button in the Rhythm section.
METRONOME
2
4
RHYTHM
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
MAX
START
3
4
4
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
MIN
The rhythm starts to play. Pressing the START button again stops the rhythm.
START
Stops
You can also adjust the rhythm tempo by turning the TEMPO dial, as indicated in the illustration below. Turning the
dial clockwise makes it faster and turning it counterclockwise slower. (See page 17 for details .)
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
Slower Faster
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2. Voice Sections
The Electone has four voice sections: Upper Keyboard
Voice, Lead Voice, Lower Keyboard Voice, and Pedal
Voice. The Lead voices are playable from the Upper keyboard.
Selecting Voices from the Panel
MAX
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRA
PHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
OBOE
TRUMPET
MAX
1
MIN
3
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
SUSTAIN
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL
PEDAL VOICE
MAX
MIN
METRONOME
3
4
1
2
TO
LOWER
MIN
MIN
2
BASIC
REGIST.
LEAD VOICE
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
REVERB
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
MAX
4
TO
LOWER
3
5
MIN
RHYTHM
2
4
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
4
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
MAX
MIN
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
BAR/BEAT
METRONOME/RHYTHM
LOWER
SYNCHRO
START
START
TEMPO
PEDAL
DEMO
BAR
BEAT
1
Select a voice from the Upper Keyboard
Voice or the Lead Voice sections for the
Upper Keyboard by pressing one of the
Voice buttons in those sections.
The LED above the selected voice lights up.
2
Select a voice from the Lower Keyboard
Voice section by pressing one of the Voice
buttons in that section.
The LED (s) may not be lit, when the
Basic Registration 3, 4 or 5 that contains the voices not selectable from the EL-17
panel is selected.
The Lead voice and Pedal voice
sounds one note at a time; when you
simultaneously press two or more keys, only
The LED above the selected voice lights up.
the highest note will sound.
3
Select a voice from the Pedalboard Voice
section by pressing one of the Voice buttons
in that section.
The LED above the selected voice lights up.
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Turning the Electone off erases all
panel settings you have made. When
the Electone is turned on, Basic Registration 1
is automatically selected.
PLAYING LEAD AND PEDAL VOICES FROM THE LOWER KEYBOARD:
The Electone has a special "To Lower" function that lets you assign Lead or Pedal voices to
the Lower keyboard. Simply press the TO LOWER button in the voice section you wish to assign, and that voice will be playable from the Lower keyboard.
PEDAL VOICE
LEAD VOICE
VIOLIN
FLUTE
OBOE
TRUMPET
MAX
TO
LOWER
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
MAX
TO
LOWER
MIN
MIN
• If the sustain is set to the original Pedal voices, the voices assigned to the Lower keyboards are playable with
sustain as well.
• The Lead Voice/Pedal voice cannot be played on the Upper keyboard/Pedalboard, if the Lead voice or Pedal
voice is assigned to the Lower keyboard.
Cannot be playable.
Setting the volume for the voice sections
Use the VOLUME controls of each voice section on the panel to set the desired level for each voice. The controls
have seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a maximum of full volume.
DependingontheBasicRegistration
selected, the two LEDs may be lit,
indicating the volume is set to the middle of
the two positions.
The volume of the voice assigned to
theLowerKeyboardisadjustedbythe
volume controls of the original voice section.
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3. Effects
The effects equipped with your Electone can be applied
to each voice.
Touch Tone
The Touch Tone function gives you expressive control over the volume and timbre of a voice. All voices are
provided with this expressive function, making it possible to perfectly reproduce the subtle dynamic and tonal
changes of actual instruments.
Two types of keyboard touch affect this function: Initial
Touch and After Touch. The Initial Touch controls volume
and timbre according to the velocity at which you strike the keys.
The harder you strike the keys, the greater the volume and the
brighter the timbre will become. The After Touch controls volume
and timbre according to the pressure you apply to the keys after
playing them. The harder you press down on the keys, the greater
the volume and the brighter the timbre will become. However, these
are preset to each voice and cannot be adjusted.
The volume or timbre will change depending on
how hard you press down the keys.
The Touch Tone cannot be applied to the Pedal voices.
It is also ineffective for the Organ voice. The After Touch
cannot be applied to the Percussive voices such as Piano and
Vibraphone.
Reverb
Reverb adds an echo-like effect to the sound, giving the impression of a performance in a large room or concert
hall. The effect is applied equally and simultaneously to all voice sections.
REVERB
MAX
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To adjust the reverb effect:
Press one of the REVERB buttons, located at the far left of the panel. These
controls determine the depth of the reverb effect. There are seven settings,
from a minimum of 0, or no reverb, to the maximum.
MIN
0
Sustain
Sustain is selectable for the Upper, Lower and Pedal voices and makes the sound gradually fade out when the
keys are released. The sustain on/off settings are independent for each keyboard, providing maximum expressive control.
SUSTAIN
UPPER
Sustain cannot be applied to the Lead voices.
These buttons will be lit,
when selected.
LOWER
PEDAL
The Sustain length depends on the selected voices.
To add Sustain to the voices:
Press the desired button in the SUSTAIN section.
The lamp of the button lights up to indicate that Sustain is on.
Press the button again to turn Sustain off.
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4. Rhythms
The Electone features various rhythm patterns and metronomes that can be instantly selected from the panel.
Selecting Rhythm Patterns
METRONOME
1
3
4
RHYTHM
2
4
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
4
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
MAX
2
MIN
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
4
BAR/BEAT
METRONOME/RHYTHM
LOWER
SYNCHRO
START
START
3
TEMPO
PEDAL
DEMO
BAR
BEAT
1
Choose a rhythm pattern by pressing one of
the buttons in the Rhythm section on the
panel.
and its tempo will be reset to 0 and
120, respectively.
The selected Rhythm button's LED lights up.
2
When turned on, the rhythm volume
Set the volume.
MAX
6
Use the VOLUME controls to the right of the Rhythm buttons to set the desired
level of the rhythm. The controls have seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound, to a maximum of full volume.
0
MIN
3
Turn the rhythm on. You can use one of two
buttons to turn on the rhythm:
METRONOME/RHYTHM
START:
This button does as its name indicates; the rhythm begins as soon as the
SYNCHRO
START
START
button is pressed. To stop the rhythm, press this button again.
SYNCHROSTART:
This button puts the rhythm pattern in "stand-by"; the rhythm will start when
you press a note on the Lower keyboard or Pedalboard. To stop the rhythm,
press this button again.
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METRONOME/RHYTHM
SYNCHRO
START
START
4
Set the tempo.
Set the tempo of the rhythm by turning the TEMPO dial.
The tempo is automatically set to 120 when the Electone is turned on.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
Slower Faster
About the Rhythm Tempo
BAR/BEAT
2
TEMPO
1
BAR
3
BEAT
1 TEMPO Dial
Adjusts the rhythm tempo. Turn the dial clockwise to increase the tempo, and turn it counterclockwise
to decrease it. The tempo range is 40 to 240 beats per minute.
2 TEMPO Display/BAR/BEAT Display
Shows the current tempo while the rhythm is stopped.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO Display
When the rhythm pattern begins playing, the TEMPO display changes function to a BAR/BEAT display.
BAR/BEAT
The number on the left indicates
the current bar or measure.
The number on the right indicates
the number of the beat in each bar.
BAR/BEAT Display
3 BAR/BEAT Indicator
Flashes every first beat in each bar during playback. Flashes every beat until the rhythm actually starts after the
SYNCROSTARTbuttonhasbeenpressed.
When one of the Basic Registration
is selected, the rhythm volume and
its tempo will be reset to 0 and 120,
respectively.
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Playing Keyboard Percussion
The various drum and percussion sounds (a total of 43 are available) have been assigned to the Lower keyboard
and Pedalboard for you to play.
To play the Keyboard Percussion sounds:
1
Turn on the Keyboard Percussion function by
pressing one of the LOWER or PEDAL buttons
in the KEYBOARD PERCUSSION section.
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
LOWER
PEDAL
DEMO
2
Set the volume.
The volume of the percussion sounds is set together with that of the rhythm
by using the VOLUME controls in the Rhythm section. Set the volume to the
desired level.
RHYTHM
2
4
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
4
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
MAX
MIN
3
Turn off the Lower/Pedal voices by setting
each voice’s volume to MIN.
MAX
MIN
4
Play some notes on the Lower keyboard/Pedalboard. The various
percussion sounds (a total of 43 are available) have been as
s i g n e d t o t h e k e y b o a r d s a s s h o w n i n t h e i ll u s t r a t i o n b e l o w .
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Percussion Assignments
Percussion Assignments for the Lower Keyboard
Percussion Assignments for the Pedalboard
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Appendix
MIDI
MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, which allows electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other, by sending and receiving MIDI messages.
On the right underside of the Electone keyboard you will find the MIDI IN/OUT jacks. If your Electone is connected with external devices via these MIDI jacks and appropriate MIDI settings are done, you can play an
external MIDI device such as synthesizer from your Electone keyboard or your Electone can be played by an
external device such as sequencer.
The optional Yamaha Music Disk Recorder MDR-4 is also connected with EL-17 via MIDI jacks using commercially
available MIDI cables.
EL-17
MIDI cables are reguired.
OUT
IN
MDR-4
MUSIC DISK RECORDER MDR-4
OUT IN
MIDI
POWER
THRU OUT IN
MIDI
IN
OUT
To communicate with each other, the MIDI transmit/receive channels of the external MIDI device must match the
receive/transmit channels of your EL-17 since the MIDI channels of the EL-17 are preset to the following numbers.
External MIDI Devices
Trasmit/Receive
Upper keyboard
Channel 1
Lower keyboard
Channel 2
Pedalboard
Channel 3
Keyboard Percussion (receive only)
Channel15
Control (Operation data including the Expression
pedal controls and Basic Registration changes.)
Channel16
See page 25 for more detailed
information on the MIDI messages.
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Setting Examples
1. Using MIDI OUT jack
If a MIDI keyboard or tone generator is properly connected:
Synthesizer, etc.
MIDI OUT
Tone generator
EL-17
MIDI IN
MU80
• Playing your Electone can cause the MIDI keyboard (or tone generator) to be played using its own voices,
accomplishing thick sound layers. (The MIDI receive channel of the MIDI keyboard must match the transmit
channel of your Electone.)
• Various messages including the values how far the expression pedal is pressed down and how hard you
play the Electone keyboard can be transmitted as digital data. However, whether and how the external
device responds or not depends on the external device you have connected.
If a MIDI sequencer is properly connected:
Sequencer
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
QY300
EL-17
• Your performance data on the EL-17 can be recorded onto an external MIDI sequencer.
• The various messages including the program changes and control changes can be recorded onto an
external MIDI sequencer.
2. Using MIDI IN jack
• Playing the external MIDI keyboard can cause your Electone to be played using Electone's voices. (The MIDI
transmit channel of the MIDI keyboard must match the receive channel of your Electone. The channels 1, 2 and
3 for the Upper, Lower and pedal voices, respectively.)
Synthesizer, etc.
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
EL-17
• The performance data recorded to the external MIDI sequencer can be played back using the EL-17.
Sequencer
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
QY300
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EL-17
About MDR-4
The optional Music Disk Recorder MDR-4 is a sophisticated recording device that lets you
record your performances and play back them at any time. It works like a cassette tape recorder, but it records performance data instead of sounds.
MDR-4
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
MUSIC DISK RECORDER MDR-4
POWER
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
EL-17
The main features of the MDR-4 are as follows:
• Recording your performance and playing back it.
• Separate recordings for each voice section: Upper/Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
• Canceling the recroding and retrying it from scratch.
• Making recording of the keybard percussion.
• Enabling you to pause, fast-forward and fast-reverse during playback.
• Playing back the specified parts only.
• Playing back all of the songs (or a specified song) saved in the floppy disk repeatedly.
• Changing the tempo of the recorded songs.
• Restoring to the original tempo if the tempo has been changed.
• Copying the recorded song to the other song number.
• Deleting the recorded songs.
● The data created by the EL-17 using MDR-4 can be played back with the upper models
such as EL-37.
● Data created by the upper models such as EL-37 may not be properly played back by the
EL-17 using the MDR-4, since the number of voices, rhythms and functions of the EL-17 are
fewer than the ones of the upper models.
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Troubleshooting
Please note that the appearance of any of following phenomena does not indicate a mechanical failure of the
Electone.
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
No sound is produced from the Electone's
speakers.
The plug of the cable from the speaker unit is disconnected.
Refer to the separate "Assembly Instructions", and reconnect
the plug securely.
A cracking noise is sometimes heard.
Noise may be produced when either an electrical appliance
is turned on or off, or an electric power tool (such as drill) is used
in the proximity of the Electone. If this occurs, plug the Electone
into an electrical outlet located as far as possible from the
device that seems to be the source of the problem.
Interference from radio, TV, or other
sources occurs.
This is caused by the proximity of a high-power broadcasting
station or amateur ham radio setup.
The sound of the Electone causes
surrounding objects to resonate.
Because the Electone is capable of producing powerful bass
sounds, resonance may be caused in surrounding objects,
such as cabinets or glass windows. To avoid this, relocate the
objects or lower the Electone's volume.
When too many keys are pressed, not all
of the notes sound.
Total polyphonic capacity (notes sounding for both Upper and
Lower Keyboards) is 10 notes.
When keys on the Lower keyboard or
Pedalboard are pressed, the sounds of
percussion instruments are also heard.
The Keyboard Percussion function has been turned on. When
not using the function, be sure to turn it off. (See page 18.)
Only one sound is heard when two notes of
the Lead or Pedal voices are simultaneously
played.
For practical performance reasons, the Electone has been
designed so that one note of the Lead or Pedal voices can be
played at a time. If several keys are pressed at once, only the
highest note will be sounded (high-note priority).
The Pedal voices, or the Lead voices from
the Upper keyboard do not sound, even
though the volume is properly set.
To Lower function is on. Turn off the function by pressing the
appropriate buttons in the Pedalboard or Lower keyboard section.
The rhythm does not start.
Check the volume level of the RHYTHM Section.
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Specifications
Upper: 49 keys (C-C), Lower: 49keys (C-C), Pedal: 20 keys (C-G)
KEYBOARD
Upper/Lower keyboard voice, Lead Voice
TOUCH TONE
VOICE
Upper/Lower
EFFECT
RHYTHM
New AWM
Tone Generation
Strings, Brass, Clarinet, Saxophone, Chorus, Organ, Piano,
Guitar, Vibraphone, Cosmic, Tutti, [Upper] Harmonica, [Lower]
Horn; (Synth. Brass, Cosmic 2 & 3 = Basic Registration); Volume
Lead
Violin, Flute, Oboe, Trumpet; To Lower; Volume
Pedal
ContraBass, Elec.Bass, Organ Bass, Tuba,
(Synth. Bass = Basic Registration); To Lower; Volume
Reverb
Depth
Sustain
Upper, Lower, Pedal; ON/OFF
Rhythms
March, Waltz, Swing, Bounce, Slow Rock, Tango,
Latin 1 (Cha-cha), Latin 2 (Samba), 8 Beat, 16 Beat;
Metronomes (4); Volume
Others
Start/Stop, Synchro Start, Tempo Dial, LED Display
Lower, Pedal; ON/OFF
KEYBOARD PERCUSSION
1-5
BASIC REGISTRATION
Power On/Off, Expression Pedal, Master Volume, Demo Songs (5)
OTHER CONTROLS
Matching Bench, Key Cover/Music Stand, Headphones Jack,
MIDI IN /OUT jacks, AUX OUT jack (RCA; Mono)
OTHER FITTINGS
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
SOUND SYSTEM
MDR-4 Music Disk Recorder, HPE-170 Headphones
Amplifier
30 W
Speaker
(2-way ) Woofer 20cm x 1, Tweeter 5cm x 1, Monitor x 2
107.7 cm x 46.5 cm x 89.5 cm
DIMENSIONS (Width x Depth x Height)
48 kg
WEIGHT
Specifications and descriptions in this Owner's Manual are for information purposes only.
Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice.
Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
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MIDI Messages
Channel Messages
Code
Function
8n, nn*, 00-7F
Note OFF
9n, nn*, 00
01-7F
Note OFF
ON
BF, 0B, 00-7F
Cn,70-74**
Expression Pedal
Program Change
Dn, 00-7F
After Touch
Transmit
×
×
×
×
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
×
CH 16
×
×
×
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
Receive
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 15
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 15
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
Transmit
○
○
○
○
Receive
○*
○
○
○
Remarks
UK
LK
PK
Keyboard Percussion
UK
LK
PK
Keyboard Percussion
Control
UK
LK
PK
Control
UK
LK
* Note No.
* * Basic Regist No.
System Realtime Messages
Code
F8
FA
FC
FE
Function
Clock
Start
Stop
Active Sensing
* Receive = Ext. mode only.
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Remarks
System Exclusive Messages
1. Electone Common Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, 70, 30, F7
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 50, Tl*, Th** F7
Bulk Dump Related Messages
Control Change Messages
MDR Related Messages
Messages
Request-to-send Model ID Data
TEMPO
Play
Start
Stop
Record
Start
Stop
Fastforward
Start
Stop
Rhythm Pointer Reset***
Bar signal
Transmit
×
○
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
○
Receive
×
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Messages
Panel Switch Event Data**
Current Registration Data
Transmit
○
○
Receive
○
○
Messages
Transmit
○
Receive
×
Transmit
×
×
Receive
○
○
F0, 43, 70, 70, 01, F7
02
03
04
05
06
09
F0, 43, 70, 70, 78, SC, NC, F7
Others
*l=Low byte
**h=High byte
*** In fast-reverse, the Rhythm Pointer Reset and fast-forward signals are transmitted.
2. EL Series Common Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, 78, 41 ...(Data)*... F7
F0, 43, 70, 78, 42 ...(Data)*... F7
(Data)* = Exclusive data
** Refer to the Switch Cord
3. Model-Specific Messages
Code
Mpdel ID Data
F0, 43, 70, nn*, 00, F7
* nn can be sent/received by 44 (EL-17).
4. Electone/Single Keybord Common Messages
Code
Messages
Request for Internal Synchronous Mode
Request for External Synchronous Mode
F0, 43, 73, 01, 02, F7
03
Switch Code
F0, 43, 70, 78, 41, Code, Data, F7
Functions
Selector
Volume
To Lower
Sustain
Keybord Percussion
Metronome (Rhythm Sequence)
Switches
Code
UK Voices
LK Voices
LEAD
PK Voice
Rhythm
UK Voices
LK Voices
LEAD
PK Voice
Rhythm
Reverb
LEAD
PK Voice
UK
LK
PK
LK
PK
1
2
3
4
02
03
06
07
0B
12
13
16
17
1A
1B
36
37
50
51
52
5B
5C
61
62
63
64
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Data
02-0D
02-0D
01-04
01-04
00-0B
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
Remarks
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
Volume Data
Volume Data
Volume Data
Volume Data
Volume Data
Depth Data
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
Date:1. AUG.1995
Version: 1.0
EL-17 MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Basic Channel
Transmit
Default
Changed
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Note Number
True Voice
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
Receive
1, 2, 3, 16
1, 2, 3, 15, 16
************************
************************
Mode 3
Mode 3
×
************************
×
×
36-96 *
36-96 **
Remarks
***
************************
9nH, v=1-127
9nH, v=0
9nH, v=1-127
9nH, v=0, 8nH
×
○ 1, 2
×
○ 1, 2
×
×
1
4
11
×
×
○
×
×
○ (Received only in
64
×
×
112-116
************************
112-116
************************
System Exclusive
○
○
System
Common
Song Position
Song Select
Tune
×
×
×
×
×
×
System
Real Time
Clock
Commands
○
○
○ (Received only in External mode)
○
(FAH, FCH)
Aux
Messages
Local ON/OFF
All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
×
×
○
×
×
×
○
×
After Touch
Key's
Ch's
Pitch Bend
Control Change
Modulation Wheel
2nd Expression Pedal
Expression Pedal
External mode)
Program Change
Range
Notes
*
**
***
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Sustain
Refer to MIDI Messages
CH 1: 48-96, CH2: 36-84, CH3: 36-55
CH15: 36-127, Others: 36-96
CH1: UK, CH2: LK, CH3: PK,
CH15: KEYBOARD PERCUSSION, CH16: CONTROL
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
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○ : YES
× : NO
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