Yamaha | EL-27 | Specifications | Yamaha EL-27 Specifications

Panel Controls
Front Panel
DATA CONTROL
REVERB
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
MAX
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MIN
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
MIN
DATA CONTROL
BASIC
REGIST.
LEAD VOICE
STRINGS
MAX
1
2
MIN
3
SUSTAIN
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
UPPER
(KNEE)
LOWER
(KNEE)
PEDAL VOICE
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
PEDAL
MAX
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
MIN
MAX
4
5
MIN
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
BAR/BEAT
RHYTHM
LOWER
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
TEMPO
PEDAL
BAR
FILL IN
BEAT
M.
! REVERB (See page 30.)
Adjusts the Reverb effect for the entire sound.
" SUSTAIN Buttons (See page 30.)
Adds the Sustain effects each to Upper/Lower Keyboard and
Pedalboard.
# Monitor Speakers
Built-in speakers for your monitoring.
$ UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE (See page 18.)
Selects the Upper Keyboard voices and adjusts the volume.
% LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE (See page 18.)
Selects the Lower Keyboard voices and adjusts the volume.
& LEAD VOICE (See page 18.)
Selects the voices and adjusts the volume.
' PEDAL VOICE (See page 18.)
Selects the voices and adjusts the volume.
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1
2
( BASIC REGIST. (Basic Registration) Buttons
(See page 8.)
Selects the Basic Registrations.
) LCD DISPLAY & DATA CONTROL Buttons
(See page 4.)
* DISPLAY SELECT Section (See page 4.)
Selects the various functions.
+ MASTER VOLUME (See page 8.)
Adjusts the entire volume.
, RHYTHM Section (See page 31.)
Selects the rhythm patterns and adjusts the volume.
- BAR/BEAT/ TEMPO Display (See page 32.)
Displays the rhythm tempo or bar/beat.
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4
5
PAGE
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
DATA CONTROL
DATA CONTROL
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
MASTER VOLUME
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
PAGE
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
PEDAL CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
D.
. KEYBOARD PERCUSSION Buttons
(See page 43.)
Used to play the percussion sounds on the Lower Keyboard or
Pedalboard.
/ TEMPO Dial (See page 33.)
Adjusts the rhythm tempo.
0 BAR /BEAT Indicator (See page 33.)
Flashes to the first beat of every measure (or every beat).
1 INTRO. ENDING Button (See page 32.)
Used to add a short introduction before starting actual rhythm
pattern or an ending pattern before stopping the rhythm.
2 SYNCHRO START Button (See page 32.)
Puts the rhythm pattern in "stand-by" and enables the Lower
keyboard or Pedalboard to start the rhythm.
3 FILL IN Button (See page 34.)
4 START Button (See page 32.)
Used to start or stop the rhythm pattern.
5 M. (Memory) Button (See page 47.)
Used to store a Registration to the Registration Memory buttons.
6 Registration Memory Buttons (See page 47.)
Used to store a Registration to or call up the stored Registration
from.
7 D. (Disable) Button (See page 47.)
Used to keep the same rhythm and accompaniment patterns
throughout the registration changes.
8 POWER Switch (See page 7.)
Turns the EL-27 on/off.
9 Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) (See page 55.)
Used to record/play back your performance and save/load the
registration data.
Used to add a FIll-In pattern in the middle of rhythm playback.
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LCD Display/DISPLAY SELECT Section
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
DATA CONTROL
DATA CONTROL
: LCD Display
Displays various information for you to play EL-27.
; DATA CONTROL Buttons (See page 11.)
Selects the functions or sets the values.
< PAGE Buttons (See page 10.)
Changes pages when a function has more than two pages.
= VOICE DISPLAY Button (See page 18.)
Displays the currently assigned voices to each keyboard.
> SYMPHONIC Button (See page 27.)
DIsplays the Symphonic page.
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
PAGE
? A.B.C./M.O.C. Button (See pages 40, 45.)
Selects the Auto Bass Chord page or Melody On Chord page.
@ FOOT SW. (Footswitch) Button (See page 51.)
Selects the (Left) Footswitch page.
A REGIST. SHIFT (Registration Shift) Button
(See page 48.)
Selects the Registration Shift function.
B PITCH/MIDI Button (See pages 54, 75.)
Displays Transport/Pitch page or MIDI page.
C REGIST. MENU Button (See page 10.)
Selects the Registration Menu pages.
Other Parts, Controls and Terminals
D Accessory Jacks and Controls (See page 77.)
E Keyboard Cover/Music Stand
F Upper Keyboard
G Lower Keyboard
H MIDI Jacks (See page 75.)
I Knee Lever (See page 52.)
Turns on and off the Sustain or M.O.C. effect with your right knee
even while you are playing.
J Left Footswitch (See page 51.)
Allows you to control the rhythm in the middle of performance.
K Right Footswitch (See page 48.)
Allows you to control the Registration Shift function.
L Expression Pedal (See page 8.)
Used to adjust the entire volume level in the middle of
performance.
M Pedalboard
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Table of Contents
Main Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1 Quick Introductory Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1 Quick Introductory Guide
1. Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2. Playing Your Electone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3. Registration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
4. Registration Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2 Voice Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
1. Voice Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2. Selecting Voices from the Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3. Selecting Additional Voices – Dotted Buttons and User Voices . . . . . . . . 21
4. Voice Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2 Voice Sections
3 Voice Controls and Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
1. Selecting from the Voice Condition Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Touch Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Symphonic/Celeste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Vibrato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2. Selecting from the Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Sustain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3 Voice Controls and
Effects
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment
and Percussion
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . 31
1. Selecting Rhythm Patterns from the Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
2. Auto Variation and Rhythm Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3. Selecting Rhythms from the Dotted Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4. Rhythm Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
5. Accompaniment Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
6. Automatic Accompaniment – Auto Bass Chord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
7. Keyboard Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8. Melody On Chord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
5 Registration Memory
5 Registration Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
1. Storing Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
2. Registration Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
6 Footswitches and
Knee Lever
6 Footswitches and Knee Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
1. Footswitch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
2. Knee Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
7 Pitch Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8 Music Disk Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Formatting a Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording Registrations (and Bulk Data) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Recalling Recorded Registrations (and Bulk Data) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Replacing Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Other Functoins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
7 Pitch Controls
8 Music Disk Recorder
9 MIDI Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
10 Accessory Jacks and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
9 MIDI Controls
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
MIDI Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
MIDI Implementation Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
10 Accessory Jacks and
Controls
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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) and FM (Frequency Modulation)
tone generation technologies, combined with authentic tone function, make
the EL-27 a truly expressive musical instrument.
Wide Range of Voice Controls and Effects
Electone voices can also be enhanced with a variety of voice controls and
effects, including octave settings, Touch Tone, Symphonic/Celesta, Vibrato,
Reverb, and Sustain. (See page 24.)
Dynamic Rhythm Patterns
The Rhythm section of the EL-27 features authentic drum and percussion
sounds, accompanied with convenient Accompaniment functions. (See
page 31.)
A Keyboard Percussion function is also provided for playing the realistic
percussion sounds from the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard. (See page
43.)
Wide Variety of Registration Menus
Your Electone also has convenient Registration Menus that allow you to
instantly change all settings for the entire instrument in real time, as you
play. (See page 10.)
Recording of Performances with the Music Disk Recorder
The Electone also features a Music Disk Recorder for recording your
performances. The recording is completely digital and is stored to disk,
which means that no matter how many times you play back the recording, it
will always sound exactly the same as the original performance. (See page
55.)
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1 Quick Introductory Guide
1. 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.
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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. The basic operations and functions that you learn in this section will also be important
when you later use the Electone's more advanced features.
Yamaha products are
manufactured specifically
for the supply voltage in the
area where they are to be sold. If
you should move, or if any doubt
exists about the supply voltage,
please consult with a qualified
technician.
POWER
POWER
When you turn on the Electone, the following displays will appear in
succession on the LCD:
YAMAHA Electone
£Strings
¢Strings
¢™Violin
¡ContBass
This last display (Voice Display) shows the currently assigned voice settings
for each voice section of the instrument, with the abbreviation for each voice
section beside the voice name: Upper (£), Lower (¢), Lead (¢™), and
Pedalboard (¡).
Turning the Electone off erases all panel settings you have made. When the Electone is turned on, Basic
Registration 1 is automatically selected. If you have made panel settings you wish to keep, save them to
Registration Memory (see page 47.) before turning the Electone off. You can, however, restore the panel
settings that were made before the Electone was last turned off. In doing this, first be careful NOT to press
any panel buttons (excepting those in Basic Registration) after you turn the Electone back on. Then, to
restore the previous settings, hold down the M. (Memory) button and press the D. (Disable) button.
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2. Set the MASTER VOLUME control.
The MASTER VOLUME control is an overall control which affects the
volume of the entire instrument.
MASTER VOLUME
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3. 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.
Maximum volume
Minimum volume
For now, press the pedal down slightly beyond the halfway point.
2. Playing Your Electone
The Electone includes convenient Registrations that let you completely and instantly change the voices
and other settings for all of the keyboards, even as you play. Each registration is pre-programmed to be
used for a specific music style or instrumental combination.
●Basic Registrations
The Basic Registration section has five factory preset registrations, each
with a different set of voices for the Upper/Lower keyboards and Pedalboard
and each specially suited for playing in a different music style.
When you turn the Electone on, the Electone automatically selects Basic
Registration 1. If another registration has been selected (the lamp on the
button will be lit), press the button for Basic Registration 1.
BASIC
REGIST.
1
2
3
4
5
8
Now, try out the 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.
Basic Registration 1
Page 3 [13: Waltz-A]
Tempo=105
E. Waldteuful
G7
A
A
G
A
E
C
C
B
A
F
G7
Basic Registration 2
B
B
C
When the Saints Go Marchin' in
Page 4 [1: Swing-B]
Tempo=160
American Traditional Folk Song
G7
C
G
F
E
G
G
F
E
C
G
G
F
E
C
E
E
D
C
C
C
G7
Basic Registration 3
C
Ave Maria
G7
Dm
F
E
F
Page 5 [11: 16 Beat-A]
Tempo=74
Gnauld
C
D7
Am
E
G7
C
Basic Registration 4
C
C
F
Basic Registration 5
C
G7
F
C
F
C
G7
E
D
G7
G7
C
Overture "Orphee aux enfers"
E
E
G
G
C
C
C
Page 3 [9: March-A]
Tempo=120
C
F
G7
C
J. Offenbach
F
D
D
G7
A
E
D
C
D
G7
C
G
D
D
C
Page 5 [7: 8Beat-A]
Tempo=100
C
F
D
C
B
French Traditional Folk Song
G7
G
A
G
C
C
C
A
D
D7
C
A
E
G
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
G
D
C
B
Am
F
G
C
G
A
Dm
G
A
G
D
C
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C
Skaters Waltzes
E
D
C
B
G7
A
G
C
C
F
E
D
G7
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The chart below lists the voices that have been set for the Upper/Lower keyboards and Pedalboard in
each of the five Basic Registrations.
Basic Registration 1
Basic Registration 2
Basic Registration 3
Basic Registration 4
Basic Registration 5
Strings
Brass
Flute
Cosmic 1
Synth. Brass
Strings
Horn
Piano
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 3
Contrabass
Tuba
Contrabass
Cosmic 2
Synth. Bass
Upper Keyboard
voice
Lower Keyboard
voice
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Pedal voice
3. Registration Menu
In addition to the Basic Registrations, many more registrations are available on your Electone. Some of
the registrations include voice and rhythm/accompaniment selections. With the variety of registrations
available, you're certain to find the right registration that perfectly suits any style of music you play.
The EL-27 is equipped with a total of 80 specially programmed registrations, selected with the built-in
Registration Menu button on the panel, as well as the 40 registrations selected from the included
Registration Menu disk. Refer to the Registration Menu List on page 15.
To select a registration from the built-in Registration Menu:
For example, let's select an appropriate registration (Waltz-A) for the "Skaters Waltzes" (Basic
Regisatrtion 1).
1. Press the REGIST. MENU button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
DATA CONTROL
DATA CONTROL
2. From the display that appears, select the desired
page. (In this case, select page 3.)
The top right PAGE buttons select the next or previous page.
DATA CONTROL
DATA CONTROL
PAGE
Some of the functions have more than two pages. Each press of the PAGE buttons (1q) increases the page
number found in the top right in the display.
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3.
Press the bottom left DATA CONTROL buttons to select
the registration you want to use. (In this case, select
Waltz-A [No.13].)
The bottom left DATA CONTROL buttons step through the various
selections, while the top left DATA CONTROL buttons are used to jump
ahead or back by ten selections.
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Jumps back ten numbers.
Jumps ahead ten numbers.
Selects next number.
Selects previous number.
4.
Finally, call up the selected registration by pressing
the right DATA CONTROL buttons, selecting SET (Waltz-A
[No.13] here, for example.).
The message "Completed...!!" will be instantly indicated in the display,
meaning that the registration menu indicated in the display has been set.
<REGIST DISK>
13:Waltz-A
¡3
[SET]
Any button can be
used to actually select
the setting.
The DATA CONTROL buttons are generally used to select voice and rhythms, and are also used as
described above. The left button of a DATA CONTROL button pair is usually used in a "negative" fashion –
for instance, to decrease a value, or select a previous setting or position. The right button is used in a
"positive" fashion – to increase a value, or select the next setting or position.
To Start the Rhythm:
5. Once you've selected a registration, press the START
button in the RHYTHM section.
This step starts up a rhythm pattern appropriate to the music style you have
selected. (To turn the pattern off, press the START button again.)
RHYTHM
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
Some of the registrations in
the Registration Menu section
may not have assigned rhythm and
automatic accompaniment patterns.
See a chart included with this manual
that provides a list of all the available
music styles, along with the rhythm
patterns used. (See page 15.)
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You can also adjust the tempo of the rhythm to your liking by turning the
TEMPO dial, as indicated in the illustration below. Turning the dial clockwise
makes the tempo faster and counterclockwise makes slower.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
BAR
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BEAT
Slower
Faster
To use Auto Bass Chord function:
The A.B.C. (Auto Bass Chord) automatic accompaniment feature of the Electone also plays an important
role and is used in conjunction with the registrations and rhythm patterns. Like the rhythm patterns, A.B.C.
patterns have been programmed to best match the selected registration in pages 3, 4 and 5 of the
Registration Menu. They allow you to add sophisticated bass and chord accompaniment patterns that suit
the music, simply by playing chords on the Lower keyboard.
6. Press the chord "C"on the Lower keyboard. (Try the
C
chord shown in the illustration on the right.)
This function provides automatic accompaniment specially tailored for the
music style in which you play. Notice that even after you release your fingers
from the keyboard, the chord and accompaniment patterns continue to
sound. For more details on A.B.C., see page 41.
Now return to the first five written music examples in the Basic Registrations
section above (see page 9). Select the registration indicated at the top right
of the score (for example, "13: Waltz-A" in the first song). Refer back to the
steps on selecting registrations above (see page 10.) if necessary.
7. Play the melody line as you did before with your
G7
right hand on the Upper keyboard. This time, however,
use the A.B.C. automatic accompaniment by pressing the
chords with your left hand. The keys you should press
are indicated by the small diagrams just below the
melody in the score.
Now that you've heard what A.B.C. can do, try selecting other registrations
from the Registration Menu. Use the A.B.C. function with these newly
selected registrations as well, to get a better idea of the wide stylistic range
of your Electone.
See how easy it is? And remember, you don't have to hold the key down to
use the automatic accompaniment. Just press the key once and the
automatic accompaniment will continue until you press the next key.
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If you have unintentionally
changed the display by
pressing a button on the panel, return
to Step #1 above (pressing the
REGIST. MENU button) to return to the
Registration Menu.
To cancel the A.B.C. Automatic Accompaniment:
You can, of course, cancel the automatic accompaniment patterns (Fingered mode) if you want to play
the accompaniment by yourself on the Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
8. Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section, to the right of the LCD Display.
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
<ABC>
<MEMORY>
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1 Quick Introductory Guide
DISPLAY SELECT
REGIST.
MENU
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9. Press one of the bottom left DATA CONTROL buttons
repeatedly until "OFF" appears below ABC on the LCD.
These buttons correspond to the bottom left
of the LCD and let you step through the various
A.B.C. modes.
10.
Turn the Memory function off as well by using the
bottom right DATA CONTROL buttons.
<ABC>
OFF
<MEMORY>
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Turns the Lower keyboard Memory (L)
on and off.
A solid or dark box on the LCD indicates that the function is on; an empty or
outlined box indicates that the function is off. Make sure the boxes next to L
(Lower) and P (Pedal) are both off, as shown in the example LCD above.
This short introductory section has shown you just a small portion of the
vast potential of your Electone. Now that you know how to select among the
Registrations and use the A.B.C. Automatic Accompaniment, take some
time to explore the other registrations and their rhythm patterns. There's a
great wealth of realistic voices, authentic orchestration and stylistically
varied rhythms – all instantly available from the Registration Menus feature.
Turns the Pedalboard
Memory (P) on and off.
Before going on to explore the
remaining sections of this manual, we
suggest that you turn the A.B.C.
automatic accompaniment and
memory functions off. Otherwise,
single notes played on the Lower
keyboard will sound as full chords,
and the Pedal voices will not sound
when playing the Pedalboard. To
keep this from happening, select the
OFF setting in A.B.C. and press the
buttons that correspond to LOWER
and PEDAL in the display to turn
memory off.
As in the operation described
above, the DATA CONTROL
buttons are also used simply to turn
functions on and off.
Press the Registration Menu
buttons in the DISPLAY
SELECT section to display the
registration menu on the LCD.
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To select the Registrations from the Registration Menu disk:
Included with your Electone is a Registration Menu Disk, containing 40 different menus.
1. Put the included Registration Menu Disk,
1 Quick Introductory Guide
facing the label up, into the Disk slot, located just
under the Music Disk Recorder at the right side of
the Electone.
Once you've securely inserted the disk into the slot, the LCD
Display on the panel will automatically change to show the
available registration menu.
2. Press the PAGE buttons in the right of the LCD
to select the various menu "pages" of registrations
available on the disk.
PAGE
3. Select one of the registrations shown on the LCD by
pressing the DATA CONTROL button in the left bottom of
the display.
Up to 10 registration
selections are shown on the
LCD; no data is stored in the
registration numbers from 11 through
16.
Selects the next number.
Selects the previous number.
4. Press the DATA CONTROL buttons in the right of the
LCD to call up the Registration you have selected.
The message "Completed...!!" momentarily appears, indicating that the
menu has been selected.
Any button can be used to
actually select the setting.
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4. Registration Menu List
Built-in Registration Menu (80 Menus)
Page1
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
STRINGS1
Orchestra
Strings
Violin
Horn
Pedal Voice
Contrabass
2
STRINGS2
Pop Strings
Strings
Flute (4')
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
3
STRINGS3
Chamber Strings
Strings
Violin
Strings
Pizzicato Bass
4
STRINGS4
Solo Violin
-
Violin
Strings
Contrabass
5
STRINGS5
Pops Orchestra 1
Strings
Harpsichord
Strings
Elec. Bass
6
STRINGS6
Pizzicato Strings
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass (4')
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
7
STRINGS7
Pops Orchestra 2
Strings
Trumpet
Brass
Pizzicato Bass
8
STRINGS8
Strings Ensemble
Strings
Strings (16')
Strings
Contrabass
9
BRASS1
Marching Band
Brass
Trombone
Brass
Tuba
10
BRASS2
Solo Trumpet
-
Trumpet
Horn
Tuba
11
BRASS3
Big Band 1
Brass
Saxophone
Trombone
Pizzicato Bass
12
BRASS4
Solo Trombone
-
Trombone
Saxophone
Pizzicato Bass
13
BRASS5
Big Band 2 (Saxophone Ensemble)
Saxophone
Saxophone (8')
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
14
BRASS6
Jazz Combo 1 (Trumpet)
-
Trumpet
Elec. Bass
Pizzicato Bass
15
BRASS7
Dixie Jazz
-
16
BRASS8
Fusion (Saxophone)
Clarinet
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
Saxophone
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
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Page 2
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
1
LEAD1
Woodwind Ensemble
Oboe
Flute
Clarinet
Bassoon (8')
2
LEAD2
Solo Flute
-
Flute
Strings
Contrabass
3
LEAD3
Solo Oboe
-
Oboe
Strings
Contrabass
4
LEAD4
Polka
-
Clarinet
Harmonica
Pizzicato Bass
5
LEAD5
Fantasy 1
Cosmic 1
Flute (4')
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass
6
LEAD6
Harmonica
-
Harmonica
Strings
Contrabass
7
LEAD7
Tango Band
Harmonica
Harmonica (16')
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
8
LEAD8
Jazz Organ
Jazz Organ
Jazz Organ (4')
Jazz Organ (8')
Organ Bass
9
DECAY1
Piano
Piano
-
Piano
Piano
10
DECAY2
Jazz Combo 2 (Vibraphone)
Vibraphone
-
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
11
DECAY3
Honky-tonk Piano
Piano
-
Piano
Piano
12
DECAY4
Jazz Guitar
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass (16')
Strings
Elec. Bass
13
DECAY5
Marimba
Marimba
-
Piano
Pizzicato Bass
14
DECAY6
Fantasy 2
Vibraphone (4')
Flute (4')
Strings
Elec. Bass
15
DECAY7
Guitar
Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
Strings
Contrabass
16
DECAY8
Oriental 1
Harpsichord
Harpsichord (16')
Strings
Elec. Bass
● The numbers in the parentheses indicate that the "feet" settings for the assigned voice are different from the default.
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Page 3
1 Quick Introductory Guide
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
Pedal Voice
1
CONTEMP.1
Wind Synth. 1
-
Cosmic 3
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
2
CONTEMP.2
Synth. Brass
Synth. Brass
Synth. Bass (8')
Harpsichord
Elec. Bass (16')
3
CONTEMP.3
Wind Synth. 2
Oboe
Saxophone (8')
Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
4
CONTEMP.4
Synth.
Horn
Tuba (8')
Guitar
Elec. Bass
5
CONTEMP.5
Fantasy 3
Cosmic 1 (8 ')
Organ Bass (4')
Cosmic 1 (8 ')
Contrabass
6
CONTEMP.6
Fantasy 4
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 1
Chorus
Organ
7
CONTEMP.7
Piano + Synth.
Piano
Cosmic 1 (8 ')
Clarinet
Synth. Bass
8
CONTEMP.8
Oriental 2
Cosmic 2 (16')
Marimba
Contrabass
Horn (16')
Pedal Voice
No.
LCD Display
Rhythm (Tempo)
Accompaniment Type
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
9
March-A
120
4
Brass
Trumpet
Tuba
10
March-B
110
1
Bassoon
Flute (4')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
11
Country
112
1
-
Harmonica
Pizzicato Bass (16')
12
Broadway
135
4
Trombone (8')
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass
13
Waltz-A
105
4
Strings
Strings (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
14
Waltz-B
170
1
Strings
Violin
Pizzicato Bass
15
Jazz Waltz
140
4
Elec. Bass (16')
Flute (4')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
16
Swing-A
165
2
Saxophone
Saxophone (8')
Pizzicato Bass
Pedal Voice
Page 4
No.
LCD Display
Rhythm (Tempo)
Accompaniment Type
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
1
Swing-B
160
3
Brass
Trumpet
Pizzicato Bass
2
Swing-C
138
1
-
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
3
Jazz Ballad
60
3
-
Trombone
4
Dixieland
108
4
-
Trumpet
Tuba
5
Bounce-A
123
2
Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
6
Bounce-B
130
4
-
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass (16')
7
Reggae-A
132
4
Marimba
-
Elec. Bass (16')
8
Reggae-B
120
3
Elec. Piano
Synth. Bass
Elec. Bass (16')
9
Slow Rock-A
80
3
Guitar
Elec. Bass (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
10
Slow Rock-B
74
1
-
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
11
Slow Rock-C
80
3
-
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
12
Tango-A
120
1
Harmonica
Harmonica (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
Pizzicato Bass (16')
13
Tango-B
120
1
Strings
Violin
14
Tango-C
120
4
-
Violin
Pizzicato Bass (16')
15
ChaCha
126
4
Piano (16')
Piano (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
16
Rhumba
115
1
-
Trombone (8')
Elec. Bass (16')
Page 5
No.
LCD Display
Rhythm (Tempo)
Accompaniment Type
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Pedal Voice
1
Beguine
118
4
Strings
Flute (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
2
Mambo
100
4
Brass
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
3
Samba-A
120
1
Saxophone
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
4
Samba-B
120
4
Elec. Bass (16')
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
5
Bossanova-A
103
1
-
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
6
Bossanova-B
124
1
-
Saxophone
Elec. Bass (16')
7
8 Beat-A
100
3
Cosmic 2
Vibraphone (4')
Elec. Bass (16')
8
8 Beat-B
117
1
Elec. Piano
-
Elec. Bass (16')
9
8 Beat-C
152
1
Jazz Organ
-
Elec. Bass (16')
10
DancePop
130
4
Vibraphone (4')
Elec. Piano
Elec. Bass (16')
11
16 Beat-A
85
4
-
Flute
Elec. Bass (16')
12
16 Beat-B
124
1
Synth. Brass
Synth. Brass (16')
Elec. Bass (16')
13
16 Beat-C
112
1
Brass
Trumpet
Elec. Bass (16')
14
16 Beat Funk
118
4
Synth. Bass
Cosmic 3
Elec. Bass (16')
Pedal Voice
No.
LCD Display
Sound Image
Upper Keyboard Voice
Lead Voice
Lower Keyboard Voice
15
Wedding
Wedding
Organ
Organ (4')
Organ
Organ (16')
16
X'mas
X'mas
Vibraphone (4')
Cosmic 2
Strings
Contrabass
● For No.9 through 16 of Page 3, and Pages 4 and 5 above, settings are as follows: A.B.C.: "Fingered", Memory: "ON" to both Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
● The numbers in the parentheses indicate that the "feet" settings for the assigned voice are different from the default.
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Registration Menu Disk (40 Menus)
LCD Display
STRINGS1
STRINGS2
STRINGS3
STRINGS4
STRINGS5
BRASS1
BRASS2
BRASS3
BRASS4
BRASS5
Sound Image
Solo Violin
Strings Ensemble
Pop Strings 1
Pop Strings 2
Symphonic Orchestra
Trumpet Ensemble
Solo Trumpet
Solo Trombone
Brass Ensemble
Big Band
Upper Keyboard Voice
Strings
Strings
Strings
Tutti 1
Brass
Trumpet
Brass
Lead Voice
Violin
Strings
Vibraphone
Clarinet
Tutti 2
Trumpet
Trumpet
Trombone
Trombone
Trombone
Lower Keyboard Voice
Strings
Horn
Horn
Strings
Strings
Brass
Trombone
Trombone
Horn
Saxophone
Pedal Voice
Contrabass
Pizzicato Bass
Contrabass
Pizzicato Bass
Contrabass
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Pizzicato Bass
Page 2
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
LCD Display
LEAD1
LEAD2
LEAD3
LEAD4
LEAD5
LEAD6
LEAD7
LEAD8
LEAD9
LEAD10
Sound Image
Solo Flute 1
Solo Flute 2
Whistle
Flute Ensemble
Pop Flute
Woodwind Ensemble 1
Solo Oboe
Woodwind Ensemble 2
Solo Clarinet
Solo Saxophone
Upper Keyboard Voice
Flute
Vibraphone
Bassoon
Clarinet
-
Lead Voice
Flute
Flute
Flute
Flute
Flute
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Saxophone
Lower Keyboard Voice
Strings
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
Bassoon
Strings
Clarinet
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn
Strings
Pedal Voice
Contrabass
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Contrabass
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Clarinet
Pizzicato Bass
Contrabass
Page 3
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
LCD Display
DECAY1
DECAY2
DECAY3
DECAY4
DECAY5
ORGAN1
ORGAN2
BANDONEON
SYNTH1
SYNTH2
Sound Image
Piano
Harpsichord
Marimba
Music Box
Classical Guitar
Organ
Jazz Organ
Bandoneon
Cosmic Sound 1
Cosmic Sound 2
Upper Keyboard Voice
Piano
Harpsichord
Marimba
Vibraphone
Guitar
Organ
Jazz Organ
Harmonica
Cosmic 2
Cosmic 3
Lead Voice
Harmonica
Cosmic 1
Synth. Bass
Lower Keyboard Voice
Piano
Strings
Clarinet
Vibraphone
Strings
Organ
Jazz Organ
Strings
Chorus
Cosmic 3
Pedal Voice
Piano
Contrabass
Pizzicato Bass
Vibraphone
Pizzicato Bass
Organ Bass
Organ Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Contrabass
Synth. Bass
Page4
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
LCD Display
March
Broadway
Waltz
Swing
SlowRock
Tango
Cha Cha
Samba
8 Beat
16 Beat
Upper Keyboard Voice
Brass
Trombone
Strings
Brass
Guitar
Harmonica
Piano
Saxophone
Cosmic 2
Harmonica
Lead Voice
Trumpet
Saxophone
Strings
Trumpet
Elec. Bass
Harmonica
Piano
Trumpet
Vibraphone
Harmonica
Pedal Voice
Tuba
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Elec. Bass
Pizzicato Bass
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass
Elec. Bass
Rhythm (Tempo)
120
135
105
160
80
127
126
120
100
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Accompaniment Type
4
4
4
3
3
3
4
1
3
4
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No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
● For Page 4 above, settings are as follows: A.B.C.: "Fingered", Memory: "ON" to both Lower keyboard and Pedalboard.
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2 Voice Sections
The following illustration shows the various available voice sections.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
LEAD VOICE
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MAX
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
MIN
MAX
MIN
2 Voice Sections
LOWER KEYBOARD VOICE
PEDAL VOICE
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HORN
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MAX
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
MIN
MAX
MIN
The Electone has four voice sections: Upper Keyboard Voice, Lead Voice, Lower Keyboard Voice,
and Pedal Voice. All voices are playable from the Upper or Lower keyboards or Pedalboard,
allowing you to create richly textured voice layers on a single keyboard.
1. Voice Display
You can see at-a-glance which voices are currently selected for each of the voice sections by calling up
the Voice Display.
Press the VOICE DISPLAY button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
The Voice Display is indicated on the LCD.
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The Voice Display is automatically shown when the Electone is turned on.
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2. Selecting Voices from the Panel
Since selection of panel voices follows the same procedure throughout the various voice sections,
instructions for only the Upper Keyboard Voice section are given here.
1.
Select a voice from the UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
section by pressing one of the Voice buttons in that
section.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MAX
2 Voice Sections
STRINGS
MIN
If, for example, you have selected the PIANO voice, the following display will
appear:
Piano
Harpsi.
E.Piano
Some voice buttons have
only one voice.
Notice that several different voice names are shown on this display.
These are variations of the basic Piano voice category.
2.
Press one of the DATA CONTROL buttons that
corresponds to the voice you wish to select.
The first character flashes to
indicate the selected voice.
Piano
Harpsi.
E.Piano
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3. Set the volume for each voice section.
There are two volume controls: Coarse and Fine.
Coarse:
Use the VOLUME controls of each voice section on the panel to set the
desired level for each voice.
The controls have seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no sound,
to a maximum of full volume.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
2 Voice Sections
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MAX
Maximum
MIN
Minimum
Fine:
Pressing the same panel voice button again calls up the Voice Condition
display.
Use the DATA CONTROL buttons, in the bottom right of the LCD, that
correspond to the Volume setting to change the level of the desired voice.
The relative level is indicated by a numeric value (from 0 – 24).
<UPPER>
TOUCH=4
Pressing a voice button once
calls up that voice's Voice
Menu display. Pressing it a second
time calls up the Voice Condition
display (as shown in the illustration).
Successive presses alternate between
the two displays.
¡1
VOL.=24
Pressing this button increases the value.
Pressing this button decreases the value.
4. Now select voices for the Lower keyboard and
Pedalboard as you did for the Upper keyboard above.
Also set the volumes of the voices.
The Lead Voice and Pedal
Voice sounds one note at a
time; when you simultaneously press
two or more keys, only the highest
note will sound.
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 on the voice section you wish to assign, and that voice will be
playable from the Lower keyboard.
LEAD VOICE
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
●If the effect (vibrato, etc.) is set to the original Pedal Voices, the voices
assigned to the Lower keyboards are playable with the effects as well.
MIN
●The Lead/Pedal Voice cannot be played on the Upper keyboard/
Pedalboard, if the Lead/Pedal Voice is assigned to the Lower keyboard.
MAX
PEDAL VOICE
CONTRA
BASS
ELEC.
BASS
1
ORGAN
BASS
TUBA
TO
LOWER
MAX
MIN
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3. Selecting Additional Voices – Dotted Buttons
and User Voices
The EL-27 Electone has a variety of voices from which you can choose – far greater than what is
immediately apparent from the front panel controls. You've already learned in the section above how to
select the different voices that are available in the Voice Menu display of each panel voice. The Electone
also has dotted buttons in each voice section, giving you convenient access to any voice.
Selecting Voices From the Dotted Buttons
The dotted buttons have the following basic uses:
2 Voice Sections
Each voice section has one or two dotted buttons, found on the right side of
each voice section. These dotted buttons function as "wild card" Voice Menu
selectors; any internal voices can be selected from these buttons.
! For playing any voice of the Voice Menus from any of the keyboards
or Pedalboard.
You can play on the Upper keyboard, for example, voices from the twentytwo Voice Menu pages (including User), and not be limited to only the twelve
buttons (equivalent to twelve Voice Menu pages) that make up the Upper
Voice section. Another advantage to this feature is that when the normally
monophonic (one note) Lead and Pedal voices are assigned to the Upper or
Lower keyboard voice sections, they can be played polyphonically. The
opposite is also the case: Upper or Lower voices assigned to the Lead or
Pedal sections will be monophonic.
" For having three different voices from the same Voice Menu page
available for selection in the same song.
For example, you can assign one of the voices to a dotted button in the
Upper Keyboard Voice section, the second voice to the other dotted button
in the same section, and the third one on the Voice Menu.
# For storing voices from a Voice Disk.
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To select a voice from a dotted button:
1. Press one of the dotted buttons in any of the voice
sections.
For example, let's select the E. Piano (Page 17: Piano) using the dotted
button.
UPPER KEYBOARD VOICE
2 Voice Sections
STRINGS
BRASS
CLARINET
SAXOPHONE
CHORUS
HARMONICA
1
ORGAN
PIANO
GUITAR
VIBRAPHONE
COSMIC
TUTTI
2
MAX
MIN
Dotted buttons
Page 1 (Strings) is displayed on the LCD.
Strings
¡1
2. Select one of the pages with the PAGE buttons found
in the right to the LCD display (Page 17: Piano).
Each voice group appears on the LCD display when the page has been
selected.
Piano
Harpsi.
E.Piano ¡17
3. Select a voice from the display (E. Piano).
Piano
Harpsi.
E.Piano ¡17
Select the USER page in the same manner as above when you wish to use
a voice from a Voice Disk. (See page 72.)
USER 1
USER 3
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USER 2
USER 4
PAGE
You can directly view and
select Voice Menu pages by
holding down one of the dotted
buttons and simultaneously pressing
the desired voice buttons in
succession.
The first character of the
selected voice's name
flashes to indicate that the voice has
been selected. As long as you do not
select a voice, this indication will not
appear.
¡US
When you turn off and turn
on the Electone again, the
voice is set to the Basic
Registration 1. Be sure to store the
selected voices (registration
setting) to the Registration Memory
before you turn off the Electone
(see page 47).
4.Voice Menus
The following chart lists the voices available and their button/page
assignment. The numbers shown in the list correspond to the page numbers
shown in the display and are displayed only when pressing the dotted
buttons.
Some of the voice names are abbreviated: e.g., ContBass for Contrabass.
STRINGS (Upper/Lower)
Strings
TUTTI (Upper/Lower)
¡1
¡2
CONTRABASS (Pedal)
Chorus
¡13
HARMONICA (Upper)
ContBass PizzBass ¡3
BRASS (Upper/Lower)
Harmonic
¡14
ORGAN (Upper/Lower)
SynBrass ¡4
HORN (Lower)
Organ
JazzOrgn¡15
ORGAN BASS (Pedal)
Horn
¡5
TRUMPET (Lead)
Trumpet
Trombone
OrgBass
¡16
PIANO (Upper/Lower)
¡6
TUBA (Pedal)
Piano
Harpsi.
E.Piano ¡17
GUITAR (Upper/Lower)
Tuba
¡7
FLUTE (Lead)
Guitar
¡18
VIBRAPHONE (Upper/Lower)
Flute
¡8
OBOE (Lead)
Oboe
¡12
CHORUS (Upper/Lower)
Violin
Brass
Tutti2
2 Voice Sections
VIOLIN (Lead)
Tutti1
Vibrphon
Marimba
¡19
ELACTRIC BASS (Pedal)
Bassoon
¡9
CLARINET (Upper/Lower)
Clarinet
E.Bass
SynBass
¡20
COSMIC (Upper/Lower)
¡10
Cosmic1
Cosmic3
Cosmic2 ¡21
¡11
USER 1
USER 3
USER 2
USER 4
SAXOPHONE (Upper/Lower)
Saxophon
¡US
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3 Voice Controls and Effects
The Electone is equipped with two general kinds of functions that can be used to change the
sound of the voices: Voice Controls and Effects.
These are used to change various aspects of the voices, such as the volume or octave (footage)
settings, or enhance the sound of the voices, such as with Reverb or Tremolo. They are divided
into two groups: 1) The controls/effects selected on the Voice Condition pages. 2) The effects set
by the panel buttons.
Each voice has been given certain factory-preset settings to best enhance its sound. However,
you can also change the settings to suit your preferences by using the controls described in this
section.
1. Selecting from the Voice Condition Pages
3 Voice Controls and Effects
To select the Voice Condition pages for changing the settings:
Choose a voice on the panel, then press that voice's panel button
twice; If the voice you want to select is already displayed on the LCD
display, press once.
For the Lead Voice example shown below, press the VIOLIN button in the
LEAD VOICE section twice.
LEAD VOICE
VIOLIN
FLUTE
1
OBOE
TRUMPET
TO
LOWER
MAX
The Pedal Condition display
has only two pages: The
Pedal voices do not have the Vibrato
function.
MIN
Page 1 of the Voice Condition pages is displayed on the LCD display. Each
of the Voice Conditions has page 1 through 4.
Voice Condition – Page 1
Lead Voice
<LEAD>
TOUCH=4
!
¡1
VOL.=24
"
! TOUCH (TOUCH TONE)
See page 24.
" VOL. (VOLUME)
Fine adjustment of the voice volume. See page 20.
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PAGE
Voice Condition – Page 2
Press the PAGE buttons to select Page 2.
<LEAD>
FEET=PRE.
¡2
SYM.=PRE.
!
PAGE
"
! FEET
See page 26.
" SYM. (SYMPHONIC)
See page 27.
Voice Condition – Page 3
<LEAD>
„USER VIB.
¡3
PAGE
USER VIB. (User Vibrato)
See page 28.
Voice Condition – Page 4
3 Voice Controls and Effects
Press the PAGE buttons to select Page 3.
(When USER VIB. is ON.)
Press the PAGE buttons to select Page 4.
Lead Voice
!
<LEAD>VIB. DELAY=0¡4
DEPTH=0
SPEED=0
"
PAGE
#
Upper Keyboard Voice
<UPPER>VIB.
DEPTH=0
¡4
PAGE
"
! DELAY (Lead Voice only)
See page 29.
" DEPTH
See page 29.
# SPEED (Lead Voice only)
See page 29.
The Vibrato function in Page 4
of the Lead Voice is different
from the Upper/Lower Keyboard
Voice.
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Press the PAGE button to return to the Page 1.
Voice Condition - Page 1
●Touch Tone
The Touch Tone function gives you expressive control over the volume and timbre of a voice.
TOUCH (Touch Tone)
The depth of Touch Tone is switchable alternately to 1 (Shallow) or 4 (Deep)
by pressing the DATA CONTROL button found in the bottom left to the LCD
display. 4 is the factory setting.
<LEAD>
TOUCH=4
¡1
VOL.=24
The Touch Tone function
provides initial/after touch
response over the voices, controlling
volume and timbre according to the
velocity at/after which you strike the
keys.
PAGE
The set values 1 and 4 are
the same as the ones found
in the upper models, respectively.
1
4
3 Voice Controls and Effects
The Touch Tone cannot be applied to the pedal voices.
<PEDAL>
The Touch Tone does not
function to Organ Voice. The
after touch does not function to the
percussive voices (Piano, etc.).
¡1
VOL.=10
Press the PAGE buttons to select the Page 2.
Voice Condition - Page 2
●Feet
FEET
Determines the octave setting of the voice. PRE. (Preset) is the original
(factory) setting; 4' is the highest and 16' is the lowest.
By using different Feet
settings in the Lower and
Upper keyboards, you can duplicate
the wide octave range of many
instruments. For example, with both
the Lower and Upper keyboards set to
the Piano voice and Feet set to
appropriate values, you can play the
voice nearly over the full range of a
grand piano.
Settings: PRE., 4', 8', 16'
<LEAD>
FEET=PRE.
Selects next setting.
Selects previous setting.
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PRE.
4'
8'
16'
¡2
SYM.=PRE.
PAGE
●Symphonic/Celeste
Symphonic simulates the effect of a large ensemble, while Celeste creates
the effect of a gradually expanding sound.
Symphonic/Celeste function can be set separately to each of the voices.
1. Press the bottom right DATA CONTROL buttons to turn
the SYM. (Symphonic) ON in the Voice Condition – Page 2.
<LEAD>
FEET=PRE.
¡2
SYM.=PRE.
PRE.
OFF
ON
PAGE
Selects next setting.
Selects previous setting.
3 Voice Controls and Effects
2. Press the SYMPHONIC button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section to select either Symphonic or Celeste.
The Symphonic menu is displayed on the LCD display. Press the bottom
DATA CONTROL buttons to switch between Symphonic and Celeste.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
<SYMPHONIC>
„Symphonic ŒCeleste
Use these buttons to select Symphonic or Celeste.
Symphonic/Celeste can be
selected by each voice,
however, both of them cannot be
applied at a time.
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●Vibrato
Vibrato is an effect that periodically, or regularly, varies the pitch of a voice
for a quavering sound. Used properly, it can make a voice sound richer and
more natural.
Press the PAGE buttons to select page 3.
Voice Condition – Page 3
<LEAD>
ŒUSER VIB.
¡3
PAGE
1. Turn on USER VIB. (User Vibrato) in the Voice
Condition – Page 3.
3 Voice Controls and Effects
When this is turned on, you can adjust the vibrato settings: Delay, Depth
and Speed for Lead voices, and Depth for Upper/Lower voices.
The Delay, Depth and Speed settings are set in the next page, Voice
Condition – Page 4. The Delay, Depth and Speed settings are not displayed
and cannot be adjusted unless USER VIB. has been turned on in this
setting.
<LEAD>
„USER VIB.
¡3
Press either of these buttons to turn on User Vibrato.
2.
Call up the Voice Condition – Page 4 by pressing the
PAGE buttons.
Voice Condition - Page 4
Lead Voice
!
<LEAD>VIB. DELAY=0¡4
DEPTH=0
SPEED=0
"
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#
PAGE
Upper Keyboard Voice
<LEAD>VIB
DEPTH=0
¡4
PAGE
"
! Delay (Lead Voice only)
Determines the amount of time that elapses between the playing of a key
and the start of the vibrato effect (see diagram). Higher settings increase the
delay of the vibrato onset. Range: 0 – 7
" Depth
Determines the intensity of the vibrato effect (see diagram). Higher settings
result in a more pronounced vibrato. Range: 0 – 7
Determines the speed of the vibrato effect (see diagram). Range: 0 – 7
The following diagram graphically shows the vibrato effect and its related
controls.
Vibrato Controls
3 Voice Controls and Effects
# Speed (Lead Voice only)
Vibrato Controls
Speed
Delay
Depth
Key On
3. Select the setting of USER.VIB by using either of the
PAGE buttons, as indicated in the illustration of Step #2.
If User Vibrato has not been turned on, the following display appears when Page 4 is selected.
<LEAD>VIB
¡4
PRESET VIBRATO
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2. Selecting from the Panel Buttons
●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.
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.
REVERB
MAX
3 Voice Controls and Effects
MIN
●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
and sustain length settings are independent for each keyboard, providing
maximum expressive control.
To add sustain to the voices and call up the
Sustain Length page:
1. Press either of the buttons in the SUSTAIN section.
The lamp of the button pressed lights up to indicate that sustain is on.
Press the button again to turn sustain off.
The Sustain display appears on the LCD display.
Sustain cannot be applied to
the Lead voices.
If knee lever control of the
Upper or Lower sustain has
been turned on, pressing the Upper or
Lower buttons here will not add
sustain unless the knee lever is
pushed. (See page 52.)
SUSTAIN
UPPER
(KNEE)
LOWER
(KNEE)
PEDAL
<SUSTAIN> UPPER=10
LOWER=10 PEDAL=6
2. Determines the length of sustain applied to each
voice section by using each of the DATA CONTROL
buttons.
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The display shows the current sustain length values for each voice section.
Increasing values makes sustain more effectively. Range:0 – 12.
Remember that the SUSTAIN
buttons are on/off switches. If
you use them to simply check the
sustain length values, you may
unintentionally change the on/off
status of the effect. Remember to
check whether the sustain button
lamps are on or off before you start to
play.
When you turn off and turn
on the Electone again, the
voice is set to the Basic
Registration 1. Be sure to store the
selected voices (registration
setting) to the Registration
Memory before you turn off the
Electone (see page 47.).
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
The Rhythm features of the Electone use actual drum and percussion sampled sounds to
automatically play various rhythm patterns. Automatic Accompaniment functions are used with
the rhythm patterns, providing appropriate and completely automatic accompaniment to match
the style of the rhythm pattern selected. Moreover, the Electone has a Keyboard Percussion
feature that allows you to play drum and percussion sounds from the Lower keyboard and
Pedalboard.
1. Selecting Rhythm Patterns from the Panel
Ten different rhythm menus in various styles can be instantly selected from the front panel. The Electone
has additional "hidden" rhythm patterns, however. A total of 24 rhythm patterns are available, and can be
selected by using combination of the RHYTHM buttons and the LCD display.
To select and play a rhythm pattern:
1. Choose a rhythm pattern by pressing one of the
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
March
Country
Broadway
The first character of the selected rhythm pattern's name flashes on the
LCD display. (Refer to the Rhythm Menu list on page 38 for selecting a
rhythm pattern.)
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
RHYTHM buttons on the panel.
2. Press the DATA CONTROL buttons to select a rhythm
pattern from the Rhythm menu.
From the example display shown below, select Broadway.
March
Country
Broadway
Press either of these
DATA CONTROL buttons
that correspond to
Broadway on the
display.
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3. Set the volume.
Press the VOLUME controls to the right of the RHYTHM buttons to set the
desired level of the rhythm.
The controls have seven volume settings, from a minimum of 0, or no
sound, to a maximum of full volume.
Fine adjustments in the volume of the rhythm pattern can also be made
from the Rhythm Condition page (see page 35.).
When the Electone is turned
on, the rhythm volume is
automatically set to 0.
4. Turn the rhythm on. You can use one of three buttons
to turn on the rhythm:
RHYTHM
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
! START
This button does as its name indicates; the rhythm begins as soon as the
button is pressed. To stop the rhythm, press this button again.
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
" SYNCHRO START
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.
# INTRO. ENDING
INTRO.
Pressing this button automatically plays a short introduction (of up to eight
measures) before starting the actual rhythm pattern. First, press the INTRO.
ENDING button, then the START or SYNCHRO START buttons.
The left footswitch can also be
used to turn the rhythm off and
on in the middle of a song. (To assign
the footswitch for rhythm control, see
page 51.)
ABOUT SYNCHRO START:
The Synchro Start feature
functions quite differently when Auto
Bass Chord is turned on and
Accompaniment Memory is turned off.
The rhythm pattern starts when a key
on the Lower keyboard is played, but
then immediately stops when the key
is released. To keep this from
happening, turn the Memory function
on. (Refer to the A.B.C. section, page
40, for details on Auto Bass Chord
and Memory.)
The EL-27 does not sound by
playing the Lower Keyboard
while the introduction is played back.
While the introduction is playing, the TEMPO display shows the countdown
to the first measure of the pattern.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
BAR
BEAT
ENDING
Pressing the INTRO. ENDING button again while the pattern is being played
will automatically add an ending phrase before stopping the rhythm.
LEAD IN
Pressing the START button while holding down the INTRO. ENDING button automatically plays a special
one-measure Lead In, with a click on each beat, to cue you in to the beginning of the song.
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5. Set the tempo by turning the TEMPO dial below the
RHYTHM section.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
BAR
BEAT
Slower
Faster
! TEMPO Dial
For adjusting the speed of the rhythm. Turn the dial clockwise to increase
the tempo, and counter-clockwise to decrease it.
" TEMPO Display / BAR/BEAT Display
Shows the current tempo. (Displayed values are given in beats per minute,
just as on a conventional metronome.) The tempo range is 40 to 240 beats
per minute.
BAR/BEAT
TEMPO
The number on the left indicates
the current bar or measure
and the one on the right indicates
the number of the beat in each bar.
# BAR/BEAT Indicator
The BAR/BEAT indicator flashes to the first beat of every measure.
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
When the rhythm pattern begins playing, the TEMPO display changes
function to a BAR/BEAT display.
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Fill In Patterns
Fill In patterns are designed to be used as temporary and regular rhythmic breaks to spice up a repeating
rhythm pattern.
To use the Fill In patterns:
1. Select and play a rhythm pattern.
USING A FILL IN FOR THE
START OF A SONG:
Fill In patterns can also be used as
introductions; simply press the FILL
IN button before starting the rhythm
with the START or SYNCHRO START
buttons.
2. As you play the Electone along with the rhythm
pattern, occasionally press the FILL IN button.
For best results, press the FILL IN button just at the beginning or the first
beat of a measure.
RHYTHM
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
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PLAYING PARTIAL FILL IN
PATTERNS:
You can also start Fill In patterns
within a bar, in order to play only the
final one or two beats of the Fill In
pattern and create additional
rhythmic interest. Since the Fill In
feature is very sensitive to bar/beat
boundaries, you should be very
careful to "play" the FILL IN button
precisely on (or just slightly before)
the beat that you want the Fill In
pattern to begin.
The left footswitch can also
be used to apply the Fill In
or Ending. (See page 52.)
2. Auto Variation and Rhythm Volume
These two settings are controlled from each rhythm's Rhythm Condition pages. There are three Rhythm
Condition pages.
To select the Rhythm Condition pages:
Choose a rhythm pattern, and press that pattern's panel button again.
(The button should be pressed only once if the Rhythm display has
already been called up; otherwise press the button twice.)
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
Rhythm Condition Page appears on the LCD as below.
<RHYTHM>
ŒAUTO VARI.
!
¡1
VOL.=0
"
Increases the volume.
These buttons turn the Auto Variation function on and off.
Decreases the volume.
! AUTO VARI. (Auto Variation)
The Auto Variation function lets you set pattern variations to be played
automatically. When set to on, Auto Variation automatically substitutes
additional pattern variations to make the rhythm more interesting and
complex.
The Auto Variation function is
not applied to some of the
rhythm patterns.
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
Rhythm Condition – Page 1
" VOL. (Volume)
Fine adjustment of the overall volume of the rhythm patterns and Keyboard
Percussion (see page 43 on the Keyboard Percussion.). Range: 0 – 24
Rhythm Condition Pages 2
and 3 are described later in
this section. (See pages 39 and 40.)
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3. Selecting Rhythms from the Dotted Buttons
The Rhythm section also has, like the voice sections, dotted buttons from which rhythm patterns can be
selected. These dotted buttons function as "wild card" rhythm pattern selectors; any of the rhythm
patterns available from the panel buttons or from the pattern displays can be selected from these buttons.
As with the Voice sections' dotted buttons, you can set two or three rhythm patterns from the same page
to be selected from different buttons (one from the original Rhythm button, and the others from the dotted
buttons).
To select a rhythm pattern from a dotted button:
1. Press one of the dotted buttons on the right side of
the RHYTHM section.
Select the Dixie in the Swing Page for example.
RHYTHM
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
Dotted buttons
Page 1 of the RHYTHM menu appears on the display.
March
Country
¡1
Broadway
2. Select one of the pages with the PAGE buttons.
Swing
J.Ballad Dixie
¡3
PAGE
3. Select one of the rhythms by pressing one of the
appropriate (bottom right) DATA CONTROL buttons.
Swing
J.Ballad Dixie
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¡3
You can directly go to the
Rhythm page by pressing the
appropriate RHYTHM button while
holding down the dotted buttons.
User Rhythm Pages:
You will find the User Rhythm Pages (8 in total) in the Rhythm Menu. You can call up and use the User
Rhythm Patterns created with other Electones such as EL-37.
1. First, create a user rhythm with the EL-37, register it
in one of the user rhythm number, and record it as a part
of the registration to a floppy disk.
2. Insert the floppy disk into the EL-27's M.D.R. slot. Call
up the registration, to load the user rhythm to the
corresponding user rhythm number.
USER1-A USER1-B
USER1-C USER1-D
¡U1
3. Select the user rhythm by using the dotted button.
4 Rhythm, Accompaniment and Percussion
When you turn off and turn
on the Electone again, the
voice is set to the Basic
Registration 1. Be sure to store the
selected voices (registration
setting) to the Registration Memory
before you turn off the Electone
(see page 47.).
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4. Rhythm Menus
This chart lists all 24 rhythm patterns available on the Electone. The numbers in the chart correspond to
the page numbers shown in the display.
Some of the rhythm names are abbreviated (e.g., J. Waltz for Jazz Waltz).
March
Country
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¡1
Cha-cha
Beguine
Waltz
J.Waltz
¡2
Samba
Bossa.
¡8
Swing
J.Ballad Dixie
¡3
8Beat
D.Pop
¡9
Bounce
Reggae
¡4
16Beat
Funk
¡10
Broadway
Rhumba
Mambo
¡7
S.Rock1
S.Rock2
¡5
USER1-A
USER1-C
USER1-B ¡U1
USER1-D
Tango1
Tango2
¡6
USER8-A
USER8-C
USER8-B ¡U8
USER8-D
5. Accompaniment Controls
The Accompaniment function here is independent of the A.B.C. accompaniment and works with the
Rhythm section to automatically add arpeggiated chords and other instrumental embellishments. The
Accompaniment controls include the setting of the Accompaniment type and its volume.
To select the Accompaniment controls in the Rhythm Condition
pages:
1. Press any one of the RHYTHM buttons on the panel
twice.
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
¡1
VOL.=0
2. Once the Rhythm Condition Page 1 display has been
called up, use the PAGE buttons to select Page 2.
Rhythm Condition – Page 2
Sets volume to minimum value.
Sets volume to maximum value.
<ACCOMPANIMENT>
¡2
TYPE=1
VOL.=0
!
PAGE
"
Increases volume.
Select the Accompaniment type.
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<RHYTHM>
ŒAUTO VARI.
Decreases volume.
! TYPE=1, 2, 3, 4
These settings provide four different types of rhythmic and melodic
accompaniment, and become more complex according to the type number
(Type 1 is the simplest, Type 4 the most complex).
" VOL. (Volume)
Determines the volume of the Accompaniment. The Accompaniment can be
turned off by setting this parameter to the minimum value. Range: 0 – 24
3. Turn on the rhythm by pressing the START button and
Even if the Accompaniment
Type is changed, the
Intro/Ending pattern remains the
same.
When turning the Electone on,
the Accompaniment volume is
automatically set to 0. Be sure to set
the Accompaniment volume to the
appropriate value when using the
Accompaniment function.
play on the Lower Keyboard.
The rhythmic or arpeggiated chords will be automatically added to the
original chords you play on the Lower keyboard.
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6. Automatic Accompaniment – Auto Bass Chord
The Auto Bass Chord (A.B.C.) function works with the Rhythm section of the Electone to automatically
produce chord and bass accompaniment as you play. Depending on the feature or mode selected, you
can play anything from a single note to a full chord on the Lower keyboard and hear complete, rhythmical
bass and chord accompaniment.
There are three Auto Bass Chord modes – Single Finger, Fingered Chord
and Custom A.B.C.– and they are selected from either Rhythm Condition
Page 3 or the A.B.C./M.O.C. button (page) in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
To select the A.B.C. function:
1. Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button. (Or press any of the
RHYTHM buttons twice to call up the Rhythm Condition
pages, then use the PAGE buttons to select Page 3, the
A.B.C./MEMORY page.)
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
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SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
A.B.C. function for the Pedal
voice does not work when the
To Lower in the Pedal voice section is
turned on.
A.B.C./MEMORY Page
<ABC>
<MEMORY>
Fingered „L ŒP
OFF
Single
Fingered
Custom
¡1
"
!
These buttons correspond to the bottom left of the LCD
and let you step through the various A.B.C. modes.
Turns the Pedalboard
Memory (P) on and off.
Turns the Lower keyboard
Memory (L) on and off.
Auto Bass Chord
! Mode: Off, Single, Fingered, Custom
Off
Cancels the Auto Bass Chord function.
Single (Single Finger mode)
The Single Finger mode provides the fastest and easiest means to obtain
many different chord/bass combinations, by simply using one, or at most,
two or three fingers to play the chords.
Refer to the chart in page 42, "Chords Recognized in the Single Finger
Mode," for details on playing chords in this mode.
Fingered (Fingered Chord mode)
The Fingered Chord mode automatically produces bass and chord
accompaniment for chords played in the Lower keyboard. It allows you to
use a wider range of chord types than in the Single Finger mode. In the
Fingered Chord mode, you play all the notes of the chord while the Auto
Bass Chord function automatically selects the appropriate bass pattern and
rhythmic accents.
Custom (Custom A.B.C. mode)
The Custom A.B.C. mode is a slight variation on the Fingered Chord mode.
It allows you to determine what bass notes will be played in the
accompaniment by playing a note on the Pedalboard along with the chords
you play in the Lower keyboard. In this way, you have greater control over
the actual notes of the accompaniment and the freedom to use a wider
variety of chords and voicings, yet are still able to take advantage of the
automatic accompaniment capabilities of the Auto Bass Chord feature.
Pedalboard does not sound in
the Single Finger or Fingered
mode.
MEMORY
" Memory
The Memory function allows you to have the bass and chord
accompaniment continue even after you release your fingers from the
keyboard. Independent Memory settings are available for the Lower
keyboard and Pedalboard, making it possible, for example, to have the bass
continue with the rhythm while the chord accompaniment "rests." The
Memory function can also be used independently from the A.B.C. feature.
The bottom right DATA CONTROL button pair is used to control the Memory
function. The left button corresponds to the Lower keyboard, and the right
button corresponds to the Pedalboard.
L (Lower)
When Lower is set to on (solid box), the chord accompaniment of the Lower
Keyboard voices continues to play even after you release your fingers from
the Lower keyboard.
P (Pedal)
When Pedal is set to on (solid box), the bass accompaniment of the
Pedalboard voices continues to play even after you release your fingers
from the Lower keyboard.
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Refer to the chart in page 42, "Chords Recognized in the Fingered Chord
Mode," for details on playing chords in this mode.
When you start playing the
rhythm using the SYNCRO
START button with Auto Bass Chord
ON and Memory OFF and release
your fingers from the keyboard, the
rhythm pattern also stops.
The Pedal Voice remains
sounding even if you release
your fingers from the keyboard in the
Single Finger or Fingered Chord
mode.
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Chords Recognized in the Single Finger Mode (Key of C)
Major, minor, 7th and minor 7th chords can all be played in the Single Finger
mode.
G
Major chords:
Press the root of the chord (the note that corresponds to the chord's name).
F
A
G
B
A
D
B
C
E
D
E
C
Minor chords:
Simultaneously press the root and any one black key to the left of it.
Cm
7th chords:
Simultaneously press the root and any one white key to the left of it.
Minor, 7th and minor 7th
chords with black key roots
(such as B or G) are played in the
same way as those with white key
roots.
With Single Finger, the chord
produced will sound in the
same octave regardless of where it is
played on the Lower keyboard.
C7
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Minor 7th chords:
Simultaneously press the root as well as any black key and any white key to
the left of it.
Cm7
Chords Recognized in the Fingered Chord Mode (Key of C)
C
Cm
C7
Cm7
Cmaj7
Cm maj7
C+5
Cm7-5
C-5
C7-5
C6
Cm6
Cdim
C7sus4
C7+5
PLAYING SINGLE FINGER CHORDS WITHOUT RHYTHM:
Auto Bass Chord is generally used with rhythm patterns to create full
rhythmic accompaniment, but it can also be used in the Single Finger mode
to add full continuous chords to your performance without the use of the
rhythm. Simply leave the rhythm off in Single Finger mode, and play Single
Finger chords from the Lower keyboard.
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If you forget to cancel the
Single Finger or Fingered
Chord accompaniment functions,
single notes that you play will be
sounded as continuous chords.
7. Keyboard Percussion
The various drum and percussion sounds (a total of 43 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 either or both the LOWER and PEDAL buttons in
the KEYBOARD PERCUSSION section.
KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
LOWER
PEDAL
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
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
3. Turn off all the Lower and Pedal voices by setting
each voice's volume to MIN.
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2. Set the volume.
4.
Play some notes on the Lower keyboard and
Pedalboard. The various percussion sounds have been
assigned to the keyboards as shown in the charts on
page 44.
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Percussion Assignments for the Lower Keyboard
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Sn e D m H avy
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m
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1
2
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Cy
ra
st
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l
rc
ba
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m
Cy
um
Dr
m
Ri
t
gh
Li
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Dr
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Dr
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Dr
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Dr
ed
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Cl
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pe
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l
ba
m
Cy
h
as
Cr
at
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3
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Ri
1
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at
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2
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ar
Sn
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Sy
Sy
Percussion Assignments for the Pedalboard
8. Melody On Chord
The Melody On Chord (M.O.C.) feature automatically adds a harmony part
to the melodies you play on the Upper keyboard. The harmony is derived
from the chords you play on the Lower keyboard – or from the chords that
are played for you, if you use the A.B.C. Automatic Accompaniment.
Melody On Chord has three different types, each providing a different set of
harmonies to accompany the melody played. The Melody On Chord feature
is selected from the A.B.C./M.O.C. page.
To select the M.O.C. function:
Press the A.B.C./M.O.C. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section and PAGE
buttons to call up Page 2.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
!
OFF
MOC TYPE1
MOC TYPE2
MOC TYPE3
REGIST.
MENU
¡2
„KNEE
PAGE
"
KNEE lever function on/off
! Type
OFF
Cancels the Melody On Chord function.
M.O.C. Type 1
Produces harmonies of up to two notes in a range close to the melody
played.
M.O.C. Type 2
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<MOC>
OFF
PITCH
MIDI
Produces harmonies of up to three notes in a range close to the melody
played.
M.O.C. Type 3
Produces harmonies of up to four notes in a range relatively distant from the
melody played.
" KNEE
On/off switch for knee lever control over Melody On Chord operation. When
this is on, pressing the knee lever to the right activates the Melody On
Chord function. (Refer to Knee Lever Control, page 53.)
M.O.C. function does not work
effectively when the Upper
keyboard voice volume is too small;
increase it.
M.O.C. function still works
even when you release fingers
from the Lower keyboard, if the rhythm
is playing while the Lower Memory
function is set to on.
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About the User Rhythm Sequence:
The EL-27 can read the user rhythm sequence data created by the
other Electones such as EL-37 and play back the sequence data.
To read and play back the rhythm sequence data:
1. Create the rhythm sequence data with the EL-37
and save them to a floppy disk as a part of the
registration data.
2. Insert the floppy disk into the M.D.R. slot of the
EL-27. Call up the registration, to load the data onto
the SEQ.1-4 buttons of the EL-27.
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
If you have loaded the rhythm
sequence data to all four SEQ.
buttons and the SEQ. buttons are all
turned on, the EL-27 will play back the
sequences automatically from the
lowest numbered button in the
numerical order to the highest
numbered button.
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3. Press the appropriate SEQ. button.
RHYTHM
SEQ.
1
SEQ.
2
MARCH
WALTZ
SWING
BOUNCE
SLOW
ROCK
1
SEQ.
3
SEQ.
4
TANGO
LATIN
1
LATIN
2
8 BEAT
16 BEAT
2
MAX
MIN
4. Press the START button to start playing back the
rhythm sequences.
RHYTHM
INTRO.
ENDING
SYNCHRO
START
START
FILL IN
About the SEQ.1-4 buttons:
Each SEQ. button is assigned with the following rhythm patterns as the
default.
SEQ.1 Metronome
SEQ.3 3/4 pattern
SEQ.2 2/4 pattern
SEQ.4 4/4 pattern
If you once read the external rhythm sequence data, the above settings
for each SEQ. button will be overwritten and lost. If you want to return
to the default setting, perform the Power On Reset operation described
on page 49.
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When you turn off and turn
on the Electone again, the
voice is set to the Basic
Registration 1. Be sure to store the
selected voices (registration
setting) to the Registration Memory
before you turn off the Electone
(see page 47.).
5 Registration Memory
Registration Memory allows you to store virtually all the settings you make on the panel and with
the LCD, providing a convenient way to instantly change all voice settings and rhythms while
you're playing, with the simple touch of a single button on the Registration Memory panel.
Virtually all of the front panel settings and the functions and settings accessible from display pages, such
as effects and accompaniment, can be memorized to Registration Memory.
1. Storing Registrations
Newly created registrations you make can be stored to the Registration Memory panel buttons. All
registrations in Registration Memory can also be saved to disk for future recall.
To store registrations to the Registration Memory:
1.
After creating your original registration, decide
which numbered button (1–5) you wish to store.
2.
While holding down the M. (Memory) button in the
Registration Memory section, press the numbered button
to which you wish to store your registration.
The following functions and
settings cannot be memorized:
●Pitch/Transpose settings
●Registration Shift settings
●MIDI settings
●D. (Disable) button condition
●Rhythm playback condition
●SEQ. (Sequence) button condition
When the registration is stored, the numbered button flashes momentarily.
M.
1
2
3
4
5
D.
...press desired numbered button.
To select registrations from Registration Memory:
5 Registration Memory
While holding down M. button...
Simply press the numbered button that corresponds to the registration you
wish to select.
USING THE D. (DISABLE) BUTTON:
Rhythm and automatic accompaniment patterns also change when you select
different Registration Memory buttons. Pressing the D. (Disable) button allows
you to keep the same rhythm and accompaniment patterns throughout all your
registration changes.
M.
1
2
3
4
5
D.
The following settings are
disabled, or fixed by the D.
(Disable) button:
●Rhythm pattern
●Rhythm condition (including the
Rhythm Volume and
Accompaniment)
●Tempo
●Accompaniment features
(A.B.C./M.O.C.)
When the Electone is turned
on, the Basic Registration 1 is
automatically selected, as well as the
Disable function is canceled.
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2. Registration Shift
The Registration Shift function allows you to change registrations, all the settings you make on the panel
and LCD, without taking your hands from the keyboards. By using the right footswitch on the expression
pedal, you can step through the panel registrations in sequence.
To select the Registration Shift functions:
1. Press the REGIST. SHIFT button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
Right
footswitch
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
The REGIST SHIFT Page appears on the LCD.
2. Select SHIFT on the display by pressing any one of
the bottom DATA CONTROL buttons.
<REGIST SHIFT>
ŒOFF „SHIFT
ŒUSER
5 Registration Memory
! OFF
Turns off the Registration function.
" SHIFT
Selects the SHIFT mode. Each press of the right footswitch selects the
Registration Memory buttons in their numerical order. After the last
preset is reached, the function "wraps around" to select the first button
again.
3. Press the right footswitch.
Each press of the right footswitch selects the Registration Memory buttons
in their numerical order.
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# USER
Selects the User Registration
Shift mode. Description in details of
this function follows in page 49.
About the User Registration shift:
The USER mode lets you use the User Registration Shift settings created by the other types of Electones,
such as EL-37.
1. Create the User Registration Shift data with the EL-37
and save it to a floppy disk as a part of the registration
data.
2. Insert the floppy disk into the M.D.R. slot of the EL-27.
Call up the registration, to load the data to the USER.
3. Select USER in the Registration Shift Page.
In the USER mode, each press of the right footswitch selects registrations
according to the predetermined order. The current position is indicated by
the cursor, which can be moved along the registration row.
The registration numbers
higher than 6, set by the other
Electones, will be displayed by "X" to
indicate the numbers are ineffective.
Moves the cursor to T (Top).
Moves the cursor to E (End).
Moves the cursor to T (Top).
Moves the cursor to E (End).
<REGIST SHIFT> ¡DISP
T12314545454541 •••E
Moves the cursor.
one step to the left.
Cursor
Moves the cursor.
one step to the right.
All current data including the registrations can be deleted at once by using the Power On Reset function.
To do this:
1. Turn off the Electone.
2. While holding down the top left DATA CONTROL
5 Registration Memory
Resetting the Registration Memory Buttons (Power On Reset):
POWER
button, turn the power back on.
Be careful when using this operation, since it erases all your existing data.
Always save your important data to a floppy disk using M.D.R.(See page 58.)
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Restoring the Panel Settings:
Turning the Electone off erases all panel settings you have made. When the Electone is turned on, Basic
Registration 1 is automatically selected. If you have made panel settings you wish to keep, save them to
Registration Memory before turning the Electone off. You can, however, restore the panel settings that
were made before the Electone was last turned off.
To do this:
1. Turn the Electone back on.
POWER
2. While being careful NOT to press any panel buttons
(excepting those in Basic Registration), hold down the M.
(Memory) button and press the D. (Disable) button.
M.
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1
2
3
4
5
D.
6 Footswitches and Knee Lever
These leg- and foot-operated controls allow you to turn on and execute various performance
functions without taking your hands from the keyboards.
Footswitch Control
The Electone has two footswitches on the expression pedal that can be used to control various functions.
The right footswitch is used for the Registration Shift functions (see page 48). The left footswitch can be
set to control one of the following functions: Rhythm stop, rhythm ending, and rhythm Fill In. Assignments
of the functions are made in the Footswitch pages.
Left
footswitch
Right
footswitch
To select the Footswitch pages:
Press the FOOT SW. button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
Use any of these top DATA CONTROL buttons to select the footswitch mode.
<FOOT SW>MODE:OFF
OFF
RHYTHM
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Two modes are available: OFF and RHYTHM. Select the desired mode
with the top right or top left DATA CONTROL buttons.
Off
Cancels left footswitch control.
Rhythm Mode
Selection of left footswitch control over rhythm functions. When this is
chosen, the following display appears:
<FOOT SW>MODE:RHYTHM
„STOP ŒENDING ŒFILL
Use any of these bottom DATA CONTROL buttons
to select three settings, STOP, ENDING or FILL.
Select one of the three Rhythm Control functions from this display.
Pressing the left footswitch executes the corresponding function.
! STOP
Functions as an off/on switch for the rhythm pattern in the middle of rhythm
playback.
" ENDING
Switches the rhythm to the Ending pattern, after which the rhythm is
stopped.
# FILL (Fill In)
Switches the rhythm to the Fill In pattern.
6 Footswitches and Knee Lever
Knee Lever
The knee lever, located on the underside of the keyboard panel, can be used to turn one of the following
functions on and off: The Sustain effect or Melody On Chord.
●Sustain
To select knee lever control over Sustain:
1. Make sure that the Upper and/or Lower Sustain
effect panel controls have been turned on; otherwise, the
Knee Lever function will have no effect.
SUSTAIN
UPPER
(KNEE)
LOWER
(KNEE)
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PEDAL
2. Fold the knee lever down.
3. Press the knee lever to the right with your knee
when you want to have sustain.
ON
When the knee lever is folded up:
The sustain effect is applied constantly, as long as the front panel sustain
buttons are on.
ON
OFF
When the knee lever is vertical:
The sustain effect is cancelled.
When the knee lever is continuously pressed to the right:
The sustain effect is on.
●Melody On Chord
To select knee lever control over Melody On Chord:
1. Press the A.B.C./M.O.C button in the DISPLAY SELECT
section.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
and select one of the modes, then set KNEE control to ON
by pressing the bottom right DATA CONTROL buttons.
<MOC>
MOC TYPE1
¡2
„KNEE
PAGE
Set KNEE control to ON by pressing
these DATA CONTROL buttons.
3. Press the knee lever to the right when you want to
add the Melody On Chord feature.
6 Footswitches and Knee Lever
2. Select Page 2 (M.O.C.) by pressing the PAGE buttons,
If the KNEE is set to ON, the
Melody On Chord cannot be
applied without using the Knee Lever.
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7 Pitch Controls
There are two pitch-related controls on the Electone: Transpose and Pitch. Transpose allows you
to change the key of the instrument and Pitch lets you finely adjust the tuning. These features
make it easy to change the key of a song to accommodate a vocalist's range or to precisely match
the tuning of another instrument. The Pitch controls are located on the TRANS. PITCH page.
To select the TRANS. PITCH page (Page 1):
Press the PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section.
DISPLAY SELECT
VOICE
DISPLAY
SYMPHONIC
A. B. C.
M. O. C.
FOOT
SW.
REGIST.
SHIFT
PITCH
MIDI
REGIST.
MENU
The display below appears on the LCD.
<TRANS.> <PITCH> ¡1
0
A=440.0Hz
!
Increases the Transpose value.
Decreases the Transpose value.
"
Increases the Pitch value.
Decreases the Pitch value.
! TRANS. (Transpose)
Determines the coarse pitch setting of all the voices, and is adjustable in
half-steps (semitones). Range: -6 – +6 (one octave)
" PITCH
Determines the fine pitch setting of all the voices. Range:438.8 Hz–444.5 Hz
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When you change the Pitch
and turn the Electone off then
on again, the Transpose/Pitch is reset to
the factory setting value of 0/440.0 Hz.
8 Music Disk Recorder
The Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) is a sophisticated recording device built into the Electone that
lets you record your performances and registration settings. The Music Disk Recorder not only
records the notes you play; it also remembers the voices and rhythms you select, the front panel
controls you change, as well as all expression pedal, footswitch and knee lever positions, to
reproduce your performance exactly as you play it. Moreover, you can separately record different
parts of your performance, building up a song part by part.
Precautions
Be sure to handle floppy disks and treat the disk drive with care. Follow the important precautions below.
Compatible Disk Type
3.5" 2DD and 2HD type floppy disks can be
used. A blank 2DD floppy disk has been included
with your Electone for you to record your
performances.
Inserting/Ejecting Floppy
Disks
■ To
insert a floppy disk into the disk drive:
Hold the disk so that the label of the disk is facing
upward and the sliding shutter is facing forward,
towards the disk insertion slot. Carefully insert the
disk – shutter first – into the slot, slowly pushing it
all the way in until it clicks into place and the eject
button pops out.
Floppy disk insertion slot
LED (Lamp in-use)
Eject button
■ To eject a floppy disk:
Before ejecting the disk, be sure to confirm
that the M.D.R. is stopped (check if the LED
above the STOP button in the M.D.R.
section is lit and the LED below the disk slot
is off).
Press the eject button slowly as far as it will
go; the disk will automatically pop out.
When the disk is fully ejected, carefully
remove it by hand.
Never attempt to remove the disk or turn the
power off during recording, reading and
playing back. Doing so can damage the disk
and possibly the disk drive.
If the eject button is pressed too quickly, or if
it is not pressed in as far as it will go, the
disk may not eject properly. The eject button
may become stuck in a half-pressed
position with the disk extending from the
drive slot by only a few millimeters. If this
happens, do not attempt to pull out the
partially ejected disk, since using force in
this situation can damage the disk drive
mechanism or the floppy disk. To remove a
partially ejected disk, try pressing the eject
button once again, or push the disk back
into the slot and then repeat the eject
procedure.
8 Music Disk Recorder
Be sure to remove the floppy disk from the
disk drive before turning off the power. A
floppy disk left in the drive for extended
periods can easily pick up dust and dirt that
can cause data read and write errors.
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Cleaning the Disk Drive
Read/Write Head
● Clean the read/write head regularly. This
instrument employs a precision magnetic
read/write head which, after an extended period of
use, will pick up a layer of magnetic particles from
the disks used that will eventually cause read and
write errors.
● To maintain the disk drive in optimum working
order Yamaha recommends that you use a
commercially-available dry-type head cleaning
disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask
your Yamaha dealer about the availability of
proper head-cleaning disks.
■ To protect your data (Write-protect Tab):
To prevent accidental erasure of important data,
slide the disk's write-protect tab to the "protect"
position (tab open). If you attempt to modify the
disk when the write-protect tab is set to "on"
position, "Prot (Protected)" will appear on the LED
display in the M.D.R. section indicating that the
operation is not possible.
Protect Off
(tab closed: unlocked)
Rear side
Shutter
Never insert anything but floppy disks into
the disk drive. Other objects may cause
damage to the disk drive or floppy disks.
Write-protect tab
Protect On
(tab open: locked)
About the Floppy Disks
■ To handle floppy disks with care:
Do not place heavy objects on a disk or
bend or apply pressure to the disk in any
way. Always keep floppy disks in their
protective cases when they are not in use.
Do not expose the disk to direct sunlight,
extremely high or low temperatures, or
excessive humidity, dust or liquids.
Do not open the sliding shutter and touch
the exposed surface of the floppy disk
inside.
Do not expose the disk to magnetic fields,
such as those produced by televisions,
speakers, motors, etc., since magnetic fields
can partially or completely erase data on the
disk, rendering it unreadable.
Never use a floppy disk with a deformed
shutter or housing.
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Do not attach anything other than the
provided labels to a floppy disk. Also make
sure that labels are attached in the proper
location.
Be aware that the M.D.R. and the EL-27 are connected via
MIDI In/Out jacks on the right underside of the Electone
keyboard.
If you disconnect the cables from the MIDI In/Out jacks, the M.D.R.
function will be disabled.
Formatting a Disk
Before recording a performance to your blank disk, the disk must first be formatted.
To format a disk:
1. Put the disk, label facing up, into the
disk drive (insertion slot).
"Fort" will appear on the LED display indicating that the
inserted disk reguires to be formatted.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
2. While holding down the SHIFT button,
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
press the FORMAT button.
SONG
REPEAT
This step puts the format operation on stand-by, indicated
by the dashes on the LED display and the flashing LED
above the FORMAT button.
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
---STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
If you format a disk that contains previously
recorded data, all data on the disk will be
erased. To avoid inadvertently formatting a
disk after this step, press the STOP button.
3. Press the FORMAT button again to
begin formatting.
The LED above the FORMAT button stays lit. The number
"160" appears on the LED display and counts down to
"001" as the disk is being formatted. When formatting is
completed, operation returns to the original STOP status.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
160
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
About SHIFT button:
You will find the SHIFT button (printed in green) at the top right side of the M.D.R. section. Some buttons in
the M.D.R. section have dual functions: the first function is printed in white above each button; the second
function is printed in green below each button. The SHIFT button is used to select the second functions by
pressing each function button while holding down the SHIFT.
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Recording
(1) To record a song:
1. Set the desired registrations on the
Electone.
Make all the Electone settings necessary for the song you
will record. This means entering the all registrations you
will need for the entire performance in the Registration
Memory. Make sure also to select the registration that you
will use at the beginning of the song.
2. Put a formatted disk into the disk slot.
3. Use the SONG SELECT (F,G) buttons to
select the song number for recording.
When a disk is first inserted, song number 01 is
automatically selected. The song numbers 01 through 40 are
available and up to 40 songs can be stored on a disk.
However, available song numbers may be reduced
depending on the amount of the song data you have
recorded.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
4. Press the RECORD button.
The RECORD lamp lights up and the PLAY and CUSTOM
PLAY lamps begins blinking, indicating that the Music Disk
Recorder is ready to record.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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If the selected song number already contains
recorded data, small bars ("--") appear at the left part
of LED display and flash along with the song number, warning
you that the selected song number already contains recorded
data. If you want to execute recording operation over the
song number, press the RECORD button again. If you don't
want, select another song number for recording or press the
STOP button to cancel recording.
5. Press the PLAY button.
The PLAY lamp lights up and small bars flash across the
LED display from left to right, indicating that the M.D.R. is
reading the registrations and other settings.
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
-PAUSE
STOP
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PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
6. After numbers appear on the LED
display of the M.D.R., begin playing.
Once the setup operation in step #5 is complete, a
number will appear on the LED display indicating that you
can begin recording your performance. The number also
indicates the amount of memory left on the disk.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
622
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
The short time it takes to set up for recording is
recorded as well, causing a short pause before
playback of the song.
If you make a mistake during recording:
1. Press the PLAY button while the M.D.R. is still
running.
This stops the recording and returns you to the starting
point of the song.
The letters "rE" (retry) appear on the left side of the LED
display and the PLAY and CUSTOM PLAY LEDs start
flashing, indicating that you can re-record the song.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
rE01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
2. Press PLAY again to begin re-recording the song.
Re-recording starts from the beginning of the song and
replaces the previously recorded performance with the
newly recorded performance.
7. When you finish playing, press the
STOP button.
After the small bars flash to draw a square on the LED
display to indicate the processing for stop, both the
RECORD and PLAY lamps go out, and recording is
stopped.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
When the available memory reaches "008" or
less, the numbers begin flashing to warn you.
If this happens, stop recording before the display
reaches "000."
8.
To hear your newly recorded
performance, press the PLAY button.
Never attempt to press the eject button or
turn the power off during recording, reading
and playing back. Doing so can damage
the disk and possibly the disk drive. Be sure to
remove the floppy disk from the disk drive before
turning off the power.
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Playback will begin after a couple of seconds. For more
information on playback and other playback-related
functions, see page 65.
Be sure to remove the floppy disk from the
disk drive after the STOP lamp lights up.
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Outline of M.D.R. Operation
Though the M.D.R. is as easy to operate as a cassette tape recorder, it is far move versatile. Since it records
all Electone settings and control movements as well as the notes you play as digital data, it allows you much
more flexibility and control than even the most sophisticated tape recorder. Basically, the M.D.R.
independently records the following three types of data:
1)Registration data (including Bulk data)
All registrations stored to the Registration Memory numbered buttons as well as the registration currently set
to the panel, are recorded at the beginning of a song, before the actual recording of your performance. Bulk
data is also saved to the song with the Registration data. Bulk data includes: Registration Shift settings,
Rhythm Pattern (User rhythms), Rhythm Sequence data and User voices.
2)Performance data
The M.D.R. records your performance on the keyboards and pedalboard of the Electone exactly as you play
it, even recording the strength at which you play the keys and how hard you press them down while playing.
The various types of performance data-Upper, Lower, Pedal and Lead-are recorded to independent "tracks,"
so that you can change any one of them without affecting the others.
3)Control data
All changes you make on the Electone during your performance are recorded in real time. These include
registration changes, the use of the expression pedals, footswitches and knee lever.
(2) To record each part separately:
You can also record the parts of your performance
independently; for example, first recording the chords and
bass to the song (using the Lower and Pedalboard), and
after that recording the melody. This function also lets you
record keyboard percussion and performance control
data, such as registration changes and expression pedal
operation, separately from the other parts of the song.
1. Set up the M.D.R. for recording, as you
did in the section above.
The first steps in recording parts separately are the same
as for normal recording on page 58:
1)Memorize all the registrations needed for your
performance to the Registration Memory numbered
buttons, and set the registration that will be used at
the beginning of the song.
2)Insert a formatted disk.
3)Select the song number to which you will record
your performance.
4)Press the RECORD button to make the Music Disk
Recorder ready to record.
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2. Select the parts for recording.
Pressing the RECORD in the procedure 1) – 4) above
turns on the all parts' LEDs in the upper left row
indicating that each part is ready to record.
Press the RECORD buttons for each part in the upper
left row to turn off the parts you don't want to record.
For this example, press RECORD/UPPER. The
PLAY/UPPER lamp in the upper right row lights up.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
RECORD/UPPER – Records the performance data of
the Upper keyboard when turned on.
RECORD/LOWER – Records the performance data
of the Lower keyboard when turned on.
RECORD/PEDAL – Records the performance data of
the Pedalboard when turned on.
RECORD/CONTROL – Records the Control data (see
Outline of M.D.R. Operation above) when turned on.
The LED lamps above the buttons indicate the record status of the parts.
This example operation disables recording of the Upper part.
Separate recording for Keyboard Percussion part:
Hold down the SHIFT button and simultaneously press the
RECORD/PEDAL button in the top row in the procedure #2.
above. The shaded button (indicated in the illustration at
right) functions as Keyboard Percussion selector in the
record mode.
RECORD/K.PERC. – Records the performance data of
Keyboard Percussion when turned on. (Keyboard
Percussion can be recorded and played independent of the
Rhythm patterns.)
Holding down the SHIFT button in the record condition lets
you select these "hidden" functions. The lamps above each
button will also change to indicate the status of SHIFTselected parts.
RECORD
PLAY
SHIFT
(K.PERC.)
(K.PERC.)
01
PAUSE
REM.MEM.
If you don't record the Keyboard Percussion part
separately, the Keyboard Percussion part will be
recorded as the Lower/Pedal data.
3.
Press the PLAY button, and start
playing after numbers appear in the
display.
For this example, play the Lower keyboard and
Pedalboard.
4. Press the STOP button when you are
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finished with your performance to stop
recording. Now that you've recorded the
first parts of your performance.
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5. Press the RECORD button to set up
recording of the next part.
In this case, the song (number) contains the performance
data of the Lower and Pedal in addition to the registration
and setup data. The small bars ("––") appear at the left
part of LED display and flash along with the song number,
warning you that the selected song number already
contains recorded data.
6. Press the RECORD button again to
record another part. (Upper part.)
The RECORD lamp lights up and the PLAY and CUSTOM
PLAY lamps begin blinking, indicating that the Music Disk
Recorder is ready to record.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
--01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
7. Press the RECORD buttons for each part
in the upper left row to turn off the parts
you have already recorded.
In this case, press RECORD/LOWER, RECORD/PEDAL
and RECORD/CONTROL to turn off.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
8. Press the CUSTOM PLAY button to start
recording of the new part or parts. (Upper
part.)
Playback of the previously recorded parts starts
immediately.
The CUSTOM PLAY button is used here to record only the
parts that have been selected for recording, and play back
only those parts that have been selected for playback.
Since registration data has already been recorded with the
first parts of the song, recording begins immediately.
While you listen to the parts being played back, start
playing the melody on the Upper keyboard.
When the end of the recorded performance is reached,
playback is automatically stopped and the STOP status is
resumed.
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PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
610
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
The CUSTOM PLAY button is used to play
back the specified track(s).
The length of a subsequently recorded part
cannot exceed the length of the previously
recorded parts. If you want to change the song
length, first delete the existing song (see Song Delete
on page 71.) and record again.
Recording Registrations (and Bulk Data)
You can also record registrations by themselves, without recording a performance. Bulk data, including
Registration Memory and Registration Shift settings, Rhythm Pattern (User rhythms) and Rhythm
Sequence data, and User voices, is also saved in the operation.
To record only the registrations and bulk data:
1. On the Electone, set the registrations
and all other data you wish to record.
2. Select the song number to which you
wish to record the registrations.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. Press the RECORD button.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
4. Press the PLAY button to record the
registrations, then press the STOP button as
soon as you see the small bars flash across
the LED display from left to right.
The small bars that flash across the display indicate that
the M.D.R. is recording the registrations and being set up
for normal recording; pressing the STOP button interrupts
this process.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
-PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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Recalling Recorded Registrations (and Bulk Data)
The registrations (and bulk data) recorded to song numbers in the above operation can be loaded back to
the Electone by simply selecting the appropriate song number and pressing the PLAY button. When the
operation has been completed, the M.D.R. returns to STOP status.
The M.D.R. also makes it possible to use more than the 5 Registration Memory registrations in a
performance – without having to alter the current panel settings. This would come in handy when
performing several songs in succession that use more than 5 registrations.
To do this:
1. First record the registrations you need
into several song numbers on the M.D.R.
before the performance. (You should also
try to record them in the order that you'll
use them, if possible.)
2. During the performance, after all 5
registrations from a certain song number
have been used, select the next song
number and press the PLAY button on the
M.D.R. This replaces all 5 registrations in
Registration Memory with the new ones
from the selected song number.
3. By repeating the above steps, you can
run through an entire performance without
having to change the panel settings.
Replacing Registrations
The M.D.R. also lets you change the registrations of an existing song without changing the performance
data.
The procedure is the same as that of Recording Registrations mentioned in the previous page.
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Playback
You can play back your recorded performance by simply pressing the PLAY button. Registrations and
other data will be recalled to the Electone.
(1) To play back a song:
1. Select the number of the song you wish
to play back by using the SONG SELECT
buttons.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
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2. Press the PLAY button.
The PLAY lamp lights up and small bars move across the
display, indicating that the M.D.R. is resetting registrations
on the Electone.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
--PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. Playback of the song begins after the
Electone data is reset and the song time is
shown on the M.D.R.'s display.
Playback automatically stops at the end of a song. You
can, however, stop playback in the middle of a song by
pressing the STOP button.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
00:05
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Never turn off the power switch when a floppy disk
is still engaged in the M.D.R. disk drive slot. Also
do not press the Eject button during recording or
playback.
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(2) To play back the selected part(s):
You can also play back the selected parts of your recorded
performance, while other parts are temporarily turned off.
This function is especially useful for playing a single part,
such as the melody, over previously recorded
accompaniment parts.
To select specific parts for playback:
1. Select the number of the song to be
played back.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
2. Set the parts you wish to mute to OFF,
by pressing the appropriate PLAY button.
The LED of the selected part should be off.
Make sure to turn on the parts you wish to play back.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. Press the PLAY button.
First the registration and other data are read, then
playback of the performance starts (excepting the parts
that were turned off in step #2).
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
over the playback parts.
When the end of the recorded performance is reached,
playback is automatically stopped and the STOP status is
resumed.
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LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
PEDAL CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
--PAUSE
STOP
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
4. Now perform your new part or parts
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
(3) To repeat playback of a song or songs:
This feature allows you to repeatedly play back either all
songs on a disk or only one specific song.
1. Select the song number you wish to
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
SHIFT
play back.
If you wish to play back all songs on a disk, select the first
song that will be played back. The others will follow in
order.
2. Hold down the SHIFT button and
simultaneously press the SONG REPEAT
button.
The lamps above SHIFT and SONG REPEAT light up, and
"ALL" appears on the LED display.
SONG
REPEAT
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
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PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. To repeatedly playback all songs
starting with the selected song:
Press the PLAY button.
Playback will begin from the song selected and repeat
indefinitely. To stop playback, press the STOP button.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
00:01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. To repeatedly playback only the
selected song:
3.-1 Again hold down the SHIFT button and
simultaneously press the SONG REPEAT
button.
"SinG" appears on the LED display to indicate that a
single song will be repeatedly played back.
3.-2 Press the PLAY button to begin
playback of the song.
Playback will begin from the song selected and repeat
indefinitely. To stop playback, press the STOP button.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
00:01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
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Other Functions
(1) Custom Play
If you want to play back the song without resetting the
registrations and other data, press the CUSTOM PLAY
button. This displays the song time and starts playback
immediately.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
00:00
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
If you hold down the SHIFT and press CUSTOM PLAY,
all data, except for that of Rhythm Pattern Program
and Rhythm Sequence, will be loaded and played back.
(2) Pause
If you want to temporarily stop playback of the song or
songs, press the PAUSE button. To resume playback from
the point at which the song was paused, press the PAUSE
button again.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
110
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
(3) Fast Forward and Fast Reverse
During playback, these buttons function as fast forward
and fast reverse buttons, much like those of a tape
recorder. Press [G] to advance to a later point in the
song or press [F] to return to an earlier position. While
either of these buttons is held down, playback stops and
the song time is advanced or reversed accordingly. Hold
down the button until the desired song time is shown.
When the button is released, playback is paused. To
resume playback from the point you've advanced or
reversed to, press the PLAY button.
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PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
00:01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Fast Forward and Fast Reverse operate at five times
the normal playback speed.
(4) Changing the Tempo
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
SHIFT
You can change the tempo of the song as the song
is playing on the M.D.R. by holding down the
SHIFT button and pressing the TEMPO + or
TEMPO - button. (The Tempo dial on the Electone
panel cannot be used to change the tempo on the
Music Disk Recorder.)
Each press of the button slows down or speeds up
the tempo by a small amount. Changing the
tempo does not change the pitch of the music.
When tempo is changed, the LED display indicates
the change as a percentage of the original recording
To restore the original recording tempo of a song, tempo (100).
Values less than 100 indicate a slower tempo;
hold down the SHIFT button and simultaneously values greater than 100 indicate a faster tempo.
press both TEMPO buttons.
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
Indicates faster tempo
PAUSE
LOWER
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
PEDAL CONTROL
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Indicates original tempo
Indicates slower tempo
Tempo changes remain in effect even through
changes in song number. If you have changed the
tempo in one song, you should perform the above step to
restore the original tempo before playing another song.
Turning the power switch off and on again also restores the
original tempo.
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(5) Song Copy
This function lets you copy the data recorded at one song
number to another song number.
To use the Song Copy function:
1. Select the song number to be copied
with the SONG SELECT buttons.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
01
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
If the specified song number has no recorded data,
the M.D.R. automatically searches for and selects the
next song that contains recorded data.
2. While holding down the SHIFT button,
press the SONG COPY FROM button.
The song number to be copied from appears at the left of
the LED display.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
LOWER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
3. While holding down the SHIFT button,
press the SONG COPY TO button.
The M.D.R. automatically searches for an empty song
number to copy the data to, and displays that number at
the right side of the display. The RECORD lamp will start
flashing indicating that the M.D.R. is ready to copy. If all
songs numbers contain recorded data, "FULL" appears on
the LED display. In this case, you should erase one of the
songs on the disk by using the Song Delete function (see
page 71.).
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
PAUSE
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
STOP
PLAY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
The message "FULL" may appear when the available
memory is short.
If you want to abort the operation, press STOP button.
4. Use the SONG SELECT buttons to select a
destination song number for copying.
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Follow this step if you wish to select a different destination
song number than the one displayed. The M.D.R. will
display only those song numbers that have no data.
5. Press the RECORD button to execute the
Song Copy function.
The RECORD lamp stops flashing and remains lit,
indicating that the Song Copy function is in process.
The LED display shows the "size" of the song in numbers,
and counts down as the data is being copied. When the
display shows "000", the song has been completely
copied.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
016
PAUSE
STOP
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
(6) Song Delete
You can delete a song on disk by performing this function.
To use Song Delete:
1. Use the SONG SELECT buttons to select
the number of the song you wish to delete.
2. While holding down the SHIFT button,
press the SONG DEL. button.
The letters "dL" appear on the left side of the LED display,
next to the selected song number. RECORD lamp flashes
to indicate that the M.D.R. is ready to delete the song. If
you wish to, you can still select a different song number in
this step by using the SONG SELECT buttons.
3.
Press the RECORD button to execute the
Song Delete function.
PLAY
RECORD
UPPER
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL UPPER
SONG
REPEAT
LOWER
PEDAL CONTROL
FROM
TO
SONG COPY
SHIFT
SONG DEL.
dL04
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY
SONG SELECT
RECORD
TEMPO
FORMAT
CUSTOM PLAY
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
If you want to abort the operation, press STOP button.
The RECORD lamp stops flashing and remains lit,
indicating that the Song Delete function has begun.
When the Song Delete function is completed, the STOP
status is automatically resumed.
(7) Checking the Remaining Memory
While playback is stopped, you can check the amount of
memory available for additional recording. To do this,
simultaneously hold down the SHIFT button and the
PAUSE button (indicated in the illustration at right as REM.
MEM.: Remaining Memory). The maximum amount of
memory is 620 for 2DD disks and 1240 for 2HD disks.
RECORD
PLAY
SHIFT
(K.PERC.)
(K.PERC.)
540
PAUSE
REM.MEM.
(8) Registration Menus and Voice Disks
The M.D.R. also allows you to select registrations and
voices from disks. For more information about
Registration Menus, see page 10; for more on Voice
Disks, see page 72.
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Voice Disk (Optional)
You can play these voices and save them to User memory
for future recall.
To select voices from the disk and save them to User
memory:
1. Insert the optional Voice Disk into the
Disk slot under the Music Disk Recorder.
The following display appears, prompting you to select the
voice group (Upper, Lower, Lead or Pedal).
<VOICE DISK>
Select a Group...!!
2. Press one of the panel voice buttons in
the voice section in which you wish to use
the new voice.
After you've pressed a panel voice button, the Voice Disk's
voice name will appear on the LCD.
3. Select the desired voice by using the left
DATA CONTROL buttons.
Pressing the bottom left buttons steps through the voice
numbers; pressing the top left buttons jumps ten numbers
back or forward. The name of each voice appears on the
display with the number.
Refer to the list included with your Voice Disk for voice
names and numbers. You can audition the voices as you
select them by playing them on the appropriate keyboard.
Jumps back ten numbers.
Jumps ahead ten numbers.
<VOICE DISK>
:
Voice number
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Selects next number.
Selects previous number.
[SAVE]
Voice name
Use these to save
the voice (see next step).
4.
To save the selected voice, press one of
the right DATA CONTROL buttons
corresponding to SAVE in the display.
The following display showing User voices 1– 4 appears.
5. Select the User number to which you
wish to save the voice, and press the
corresponding DATA CONTROL button.
To USER 1
USER 3
USER 2
USER 4
6. The following display appears,
prompting you for confirmation of the
operation. Select "OK" to actually assign the
voice to the specific User number, or
"CANCEL" to abort the operation.
When the voice has been assigned, a "Completed...!!"
message appears.
Save To USER 3
[ OK ] [Cancel]
These select "OK"
These select "Cancel"
If you eject the Voice Disk from the M.D.R., the voice
you assigned will be lost from the User number.
(9) Copy Protect
8 Music Disk Recorder
Some of the Disks available for the Electone are purposely
protected from being copied or erased. You cannot save
the data to another floppy disk. If you try to load data from
such a "copy-protected" disk to the Electone, a "Protected
Disk" (Prxx) message will appear on the LED display. The
data cannot be saved to the disk.
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Messages on the M.D.R. LED Display
Display
Description of the Messages
No disk is installed. Install a disk.
1)The installed disk is write-protected, so the Record, Song Copy, and
Song Delete jobs cannot be performed. Set the disk's Write-protect tab to
OFF. (See page 56.)
2)If you are using a copy-protected playback-only disk, this message may
appear when you attempt the Record, Song Copy, or Song Delete
operations.
The installed disk is not formatted. Format the disk. (See page 57.)
XX *
XX *
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1)The disk's memory capacity is full, so the Record or Song Copy
operation cannot be performed. Use another formatted disk.
2)Data is already recorded at all song numbers, so the Song Copy
operation cannot be performed. Press the STOP button, then delete any
unnecessary songs.
None of the song numbers contain recorded data, so the Song Copy
operation cannot be performed. Press the STOP button.
An error occurred because the disk was removed during recording or
playback. Press the STOP button, and replace the disk, then start the
operation over again.
The installed disk cannot be played back on the M.D.R.. Press the STOP
button, then insert a compatible disk.
Recording cannot be performed because too much data was received at
once. Press the STOP button.
The disk is defective and cannot be formatted. Press the STOP button,
then insert another disk.
An error occurred during the transmission or reception of data. Press the
STOP button.
You are trying to record to the song number which already contains
recorded data. Select the other blank song number by pressing the
SONG SELECT buttons. * "XX" indicates a song number (01 through 40).
When you insert the "copy-protected" disk to the Electone, this message
will appear on the LED display. You cannot overwrite or save the
changes. * "XX" indicates a song number (01 through 40).
In the case of Voice Disk operation, an incompatible Voice Disk has been
inserted. Check if the MIDI cables are properly connected.
9 MIDI Controls
MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, which allows electronic
musical instruments to communicate with each other, by sending and receiving MIDI messages.
On the right underside of the Electone keyboard you will find the MIDI IN/OUT jacks. If your
Electone is connected with external devices via these MIDI jacks and appropriate MIDI settings are
done, you can play an external MIDI device such as synthesizer from your Electone keyboard or
your Electone can be played by an external device such as sequencer.
Setting Examples
See page 81 for more detailed
information on the MIDI
messages.
IN
EL-27
OUT
OUT
IN
MIDI IN/OUT jacks are
occupied and connected to
the built-in M.D.R.. You have to
disconnect the MIDI cables extended
from the M.D.R., when you use the
MIDI IN/OUT jacks for an external
device.
Synthesizer
or
Rhythm Machine
IN
OUT
MIDI
1. Using MIDI OUT jack
If a MIDI keyboard or tone generator is properly connected:
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.
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.)
To select the MIDI pages:
Press the PITCH/MIDI button in the DISPLAY SELECT section, and select
Page 2 and Page 3 with the PAGE buttons.
Page 2 – Output Channels
CH1
CH4
These select the MIDI
transmit channel for
Upper keyboard.
PAGE
CH2
CH5
These select the MIDI
transmit channel for
Lower keyboard.
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<MIDI OUT>
¡2
UPPER=CH1 LOWER=CH2
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This determines the channels over which MIDI information will be
transmitted. The Upper keyboard can be set to send over channels 1 or 4,
while the Lower keyboard can send over 2 or 5. The Pedalboard
automatically sends over channel 3. The MIDI receive channel of each
connected MIDI device should match the numbers set here.
When using another MIDI
device to play the Electone's
voices, you must set the MIDI transmit
channel(s) of the connected device to
match the receive channel(s) of the
Electone. The MIDI receive channels
of the Electone are automatically set
to the following values:
Upper:1
Lower: 2
Pedal: 3
Keyboard Percussion: 15 (receive
channel only)
Page 3 – Internal/External Control
INT.
EXT.
These select the Lead setting.
<MIDI IN>LEAD=INT.¡3
SYNC=INT.EXP.=AUTO
These select the Sync setting.
INT.
EXT.
AUTO
INT.
EXT.
PAGE
These select the Expression Pedal setting.
When the power is turned on,
INT. is set to Lead and Sync
as well as AUTO to EXP. These
settings cannot be saved to the
Registration Memory buttons.
! LEAD
Determines Internal or External control of the Lead Voices. When set to
Internal, Lead Voices are played from the Electone and the sounds from a
connected MIDI instrument can be played via MIDI channel 1 (or channel 2,
when the To Lower function is on). When set to External, the Lead Voices
can only be played from the connected instrument via MIDI channel 4.
" SYNC
Determines the source of the timing control, for rhythm synchronization
purposes. Setting this to Internal gives the Electone timing control over the
connected rhythm machine. This also allows you to start and stop the
rhythm patterns of the connected rhythm machine from the Electone's panel
controls. Setting this to External gives timing control to the connected
rhythm machine.
# EXP. (Expression)
Determines the control of the expression functions. Ordinarily, this control is
set to AUTO. However, when it is set to INT., you can manually control the
expression pedal during M.D.R. playback. When set to EXT., another
(external) Electone can be used to control the expression pedal functions.
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When set to EXT., the transmit
channel of the MIDI device
connected to MIDI IN jack of EL-27
should be set to 16.
10 Accessory Jacks and Controls
On the left underside of the Electone keyboard is a separate panel equipped with several
input/output terminals, the functions of which are described below.
HEADPHONES
R
AUX.
OUT
L
R
RHYTHM
IN
L
! HEADPHONES
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.
" AUX. OUT (Left and Right)
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.
# RHYTHM IN (Left and Right)
This pair of phone jacks are for connection to an external rhythm machine.
The sound of the connected device is mixed with the sound of the Electone
and played through the speaker system. The volume of the rhythm machine
can be controlled by the Expression pedal of the Electone.
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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
A cracking noise is sometimes heard.
Possible Cause and Solution
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 This is caused by the proximity of a high-power broadcasting station
occurs.
or amateur ham radio setup.
The sound of the Electone causes
surrounding objects to resonate.
Because the Electone is capable of producing powerful bass
sounds, resonance may be caused in surrounding objects, such as
cabinets or glass windows. To avoid this, relocate the objects or
lower the Electone's volume.
The Electone panel does not function
normally or the content of the memorized
data has changed.
This happens very rarely. Occasionally, power surges and spikes
due to electrical storms or other reasons may cause the Electone to
malfunction and/or alter the contents of memorized data. If this
happens, perform the Power On Reset operation to reset the
Electone. (See page 49.)
When too many keys are pressed, not all of
the notes sound.
Total polyphonic capacity (notes sounding for both Upper and
Lower Keyboards) is 11 notes.
The sound is too soft, despite the volume
being set to the maximum.
Check all of the volume controls, making sure that they are set to
suitable levels: the panel Volume controls for each voice section,
the Master Volume dial, and the Expression Pedal.
Switching voices causes the volume to
change, despite their having identical
volume settings.
The volume of certain voices may seem lower than that of others.
Adjust the balance of the sound with the Volume control within the
appropriate Voice Condition display.
When keys on the Lower keyboard or
Pedalboard are pressed, the sounds of
percussion instruments are also heard.
The Keyboard Percussion function has been turned on. When not
using the function, be sure to turn it off. (See page 43.)
Only one sound is heard when two notes of For practical performance reasons, the Electone has been
the Lead or Pedal voices are simultaneously designed so that one note of the Lead or Pedal voices can be
played.
played at a time. If several keys are pressed at once, only the
highest note will be sounded (high-note priority).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
The Pedal voices do not sound, even though The Single Finger or Fingered Chord mode of Auto Bass Chord is
the volume is properly set.
on. Turn off the mode in the display. (See page 41.)
The pitch in the Single Finger mode does
not change, even when pressing different
keys of the keyboard.
Single Finger mode will only produce notes when played within a
fixed octave interval on the Lower keyboard. If notes with the same
letter name are pressed outside of that range, the chords that are
sounded will share the same pitch.
The harmony notes of the Melody On Chord The Upper keyboard has been set to sound only lead voices.
function cannot be heard.
Increase the volume of the Upper voices.
Certain functions have not been memorized
to Registration Memory.
The following functions cannot be memomorized: Rhythm START,
SYNCRO START, FIll in, all switches of Intro./ENDING, User Voice,
User Rhythm, and REGIST. Shift.
Rhythm does not start.
● Check the volume level of the RYHTHM section.
● Any data may not be loaded into the SEQ. buttons. Load the
data created with the other upper models such as the EL-37
into the SEQ. buttons.
Recording or playback cannot be performed. The PLAY or RECORD section buttons for selecting parts may be
turned off. Turn on the appropriate PLAY or RECORD buttons.
A total of 40 songs cannot be recorded.
If some song numbers contain large amount of recorded data, the
disk may not have enogugh available memory left to record the
normal maximum of 40 songs.
Recording is stopped before the
performance is finished, or the Song Copy
function cannot ber executed.
The amount of recorded data on the disk is close to the maximum
limit. Either use another disk or delete the data of any unnecesary
song number. (See page71.)
The rhythm does not start at the beginning
of a recording, or stops in the middle of the
performance.
The M.D.R. is designed so that the rhytm canonot be started at the
very begining of a recording. If you wish to use the rhythm, start it
after the available memory display appears on the M.D.R. display.
The notes of the recording are "stuck" and
sound contiousously.
During playback, you removerd the disk by pressing the EJECT
button. Whenever you wish to stop playback, always press the
STOP button.
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Specifications
KEYBOARD
VOICE
Keyboards
Upper: 49 keys (C–C), Lower: 49 keys (C–C), Pedal: 20 keys (C–G)
Touch Tone
Upper, Lead, Lower: Touch Setting 1, 4
Tone Generation
New AWM & FM
Upper Keyboard Voice
Strings; Organ, Jazz Organ; Brass, Synth. Brass; Piano, Elec. Piano, Harpsichord; Clarinet; Guitar;
Lower Keyboard Voice
Saxophone; Vibraphone, Marimba; Chorus; Cosmic 1, 2, 3; Tutti 1, 2;
[Upper] Harmonica; [Lower] Horn; User 1-4; (2 Dotted Buttons/21 Voices) ;Volume Fine
Lead Voice
Violin; Oboe, Bassoon; Flute; Trumpet, Trombone; User 1-4; (1Dotted Button/6 Voices)
To Lower; Volume Fine
Pedalboard Voice
Contrabass, Pizz. Bass; Organ Bass; Elec. Bass,
Synth. Bass; Tuba; User 1-4; (1 Dotted Button/6 Voices)
To Lower; Volume Fine
Voice Display
MELODY ON CHORD
EFFECT/CONDITION
Mode: Off, 1, 2, 3; Knee: On/Off
Digital Reverb
Sustain
Depth
Upper (Knee), Lower (Knee), Pedal: On/Off
Symphonic/Celeste
Vibrato
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal; Mode: Symphonic/Celeste
Upper/Lower (Depth), Lead (Delay, Depth, Speed)
Feet
RHYTHM
Upper, Lower, Lead, Pedal
Upper, Lead, Lower, Pedal: Preset/4'/8'/16'
Rhythms
March, Country, Broadway; Waltz, Jazz Waltz; Swing, Jazz Ballad, Dixieland; Bounce,
Reggae; Slow Rock 1, 2; Cha-cha, Rhumba, Beguine, Mambo; Samba, Bossanova;
8Beat, Dance Pop; Tango 1, 2; 16Beat, 16Beat Funk; User 1-8 (A-D, Fill-In);
(2 Dotted Buttons; 24 Rhythms); Volume Fine
Variations
Fill-In; Intro. /Ending; Lead In; Auto Variation: On/Off
Rhythm Sequence
Others
KEYBOARD PERCUSSION
ACCOMPANIMENT
On/Off; Sequence 1-4 (playback only)
Start; Synchro Start; Tempo Dial; Tempo; Bar/Beat LED
On/Off: Lower, Pedal; 43 Sounds
Auto Bass Chord
Mode: Off; Single Finger; Fingered Chord; Custom ABC; Memory: Lower, Pedal
Accompaniments
Type 1, 2, 3, 4, Off
REGISTRATION MEMORY
M. (Memory), 1-5; D. (Disable) Button; Mode: Off; Shift; User (Playback only)
BASIC REGISTRATION
1∼5
REGISTRATION MENU
120 (Built-in: 80, Included disk: 40)
MUSIC DISK RECORDER
Play/Record: Upper, Lower, Pedal, Keyboard Percussion, Control; Pause; Stop; Song Select; Song
Repeat; Song Delete; Song Copy: From/To; Tempo; Shift; Format; Custom Play;
Remaining Memory; LED Display; Eject
FOOTSWITCH
[Left] Mode: Off; Rhythm (Stop, Ending, Fill-In); [Right] Regist. Shift Mode: Off, Shift, User
KNEE LEVER
On/Off: Sustain (Upper, Lower); MOC
OTHER CONTROLS
Power On/Off; Exp. Pedal (Depth); Pitch Control; Transpose; Master Volume; Display Select;
OTHER FITTINGS
Registration Menu Disk; 3.5″Floppy Disk; Matching Bench; Keyboard Cover/Music Stand;
Data Controls; Page; MIDI (Output; Upper/Lower, Int./Ext.: Lead, Sync., Exp.)
MIDI IN/OUT jacks; Headphones Jack; Rhythm In jacks (Phone; R/L); Aux Out (RCA; R/L)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
SOUND SYSTEM
Voice Disk; HPE-170 Headphones
Power Amplifiers
Speakers
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
30W
(2-way System) Woofer 20 cm × 1; Tweeter 5 cm ×1; Monitor × 2
106.5 cm ×46.0 cm × 94.7 cm (Width×Depth×Height) (With Keyboard Cover Closed)
53.0 kg
Specifications and desciptions 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.
As 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
8n, nn*, 00-7F
Function
Note OFF
9n, nn*, 00
9n, nn*, 01-7F
Note OFF
ON
BF, 0B, 00-7F
Cn, nn***
Expression Pedal
Program Change
Dn, 00-07
After Touch
Transmit
×
×
×
×
×
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
(CH 4)**
Receive
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
(CH 4)**
CH 15
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
(CH 4)**
(CH 5)**
×
CH 16
×
×
×
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
(CH 4)**
×
CH 15
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 16
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
(CH 4)**
Transmit
○
○
○
○
Receive
○
○
○
○
Remarks
UK
LK
PK
LEAD
Keyboard Percussion
UK
LK
PK
Transmit:UK,
Receive: LEAD
LK
Keyboard Percussion
CONTROL
UK
LK
PK
CONTROL
UK
LK
PK
Transmit:UK
Receive: LEAD
* Note No.
** Can be replaced by MIDI CONTROL function.
*** Regist No.
■ System Realtime Messages
Code
F8
FA
FC
FE
Function
Clock
Start
Stop
Active Sensing
Remarks
*
* Received only when in the Ext. mode
System Exclusive Messages
1. Electone Common Messages
■ Bulk Dump Related Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, 70, 00, ...(Data)*..., F7
01
02
F0, 43, 70, 70, 10, F7
11
12
14
15
16
F0, 43, 70, 70, 20, F7
21
22
24
25
26
F0, 43, 70, 70, 30, F7
F0, 43, 70, 70, 38, 7F, F7
00
(Data)* = Exclusive data
Messages
Bulk Dump Data
Request-to-Send Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Receive Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Send All RAM
Request-to-Send Resistoration Data
Request-to-Send R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Voice Data
Request-to-Receive All RAM
Request-to-Receive Resistoration Data
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Voice Data
Request-to-Send Model ID Data
Bulk Dump Acknowledge
Bulk Dump Unacknowledge
Transmit
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
○
○
Receive
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
×
×
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■ Control Change
Code
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 45, 7F, F7
00
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 47, 7F, F7
00
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 48, 7F, F7
00
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 4B, 7F, F7
00
F0, 43, 70, 70, 40, 50, Tl*, Th**, F7
Messages
Left FT. SW. On
Off
Knee Lever On
Off
Fill-In On
Off
Intro./ENDING On
Off
Tempo
Transmit
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Receive
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Messages
PLAY Start
Stop
RECORD Start
Stop
FF Start
Stop
Rhythm Pointer Reset*
Disk Eject
Insert Regist. Menu Disk
Respond to Regist. Menu Disk
Insert Voice Menu Disk
Respond to Voice Menu Disk
Request-to-Send Menu Data
Voice Menu Data Amount
Regist. Menu Display Data
Transmit
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
○
×
○
○
×
×
Receive
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
×
○
×
×
○
○
*l = low byte, ** = high byte
■ MDR - Related Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, 70, 70, 01, F7
02
03
04
05
06
09
20
23
24
25
26
27,nn(Data No.),F7
28,nn(Data Amount),F7
2F,...(Data)...,F7
In fast-reverse, the Rhythm Pointer Reset and fast-forward signals are transmitted.
■ Others
Code
F0, 43, 70, 70, 78, SC, NC, F7
2. EL Series Common Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, 78, 00, ...(Data)*... , F7
01
02
F0, 43, 70, 78, 10, F7
11
12
14
15
16
F0, 43, 70, 78, 20, F7
21
22
24
25
26
F0, 43, 70, 78, 41, ...(Data)*... , F7
F0, 43, 70, 78, 42, ...(Data)*... , F7
(Data)* = Exclusive data
** Refer to the Switch Cord
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Messages
Bar Signal
Messages
Bulk Dump Data
Request-to-Send Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Receive Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Send all RAM
Request-to-Send Registration Data
Request-to-Send R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Voice Data
Request-to-Receive All RAM
Request-to-Receive Registration Data
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Voice Data
Panel Switch Event Data**
Current Registration Data
Transmit Receive
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Transmit
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×
×
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×
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Receive
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3. Model-Specific Messages
Code
F0, 43, 70, nn*, 00, F7
00, ...(Data)... , F7
01
02
F0, 43, 70, nn*, 10, F7
11
12
14
15
16
F0, 43, 70, nn*, 20, F7
21
22
24
25
26
Messages
Model ID Data
Bulk Dump Data
Request-to-Send Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Receive Voice Parameter Data
Request-to-Send All RAM
Request-to-Send Registration Data
Request-to-Send R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Pattern Data
Request-to-Send User Voice Data
Request-to-Receive All RAM Data
Request-to-Receive Registration Data
Request-to-Receive R.S.P. Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Pattern Data
Request-to-Receive User Voice Data
Transmit
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"nn" =43 is the ID code of EL-20.
4. Electone/Single Keybord Common Messages
Code
Messages
F0, 43, 73, 01, 02, F7
Request for Internal Synchronous Mode
03
Request for External Synchronous Mode
● Switch Code
Functions
Switches
Code
Data
Remarks
Selector
UK Voices
LK Voices
LEAD
PK Voice
Rhythm
02
03
06
07
0B
00-0D
00-0D
00-04
00-04
00-0B
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
SW No.
Volume
UK Voices
LK Voices
LEAD
PK Voice
Rhythm
Reverb
12
13
16
17
1A
1B
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
Volume data
Volume data
Volume data
Volume data
Volume data
Depth data
To Lower
LEAD
PK Voice
36
37
00-01
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
Sustain
UK
LK
PK
50
51
52
00-01
00-01
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
Keybord Percussion
LK
PK
5B
5C
00-01
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
00=OFF 01=ON
Disable
––
5F
00-01
00=OFF 01=ON
Rhythm Sequence Program
1
2
3
4
61
62
63
64
00-01
00-01
00-01
00-01
00=OFF
00=OFF
00=OFF
00=OFF
01=ON
01=ON
01=ON
01=ON
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Date:10. JUL.1993
Version: 1.0
EL-27 MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Transmit
Basic Channel
Default
Changed
1, 2, 3, 16
4, 5
1, 2, 3, 15, 16
4
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
Mode 3
×
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×
×
36 – 96 *
36 – 96 **
Note Number
True Voice
9nH, v=1–127
9nH, v=0, 8nH
×
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×
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×
×
×
×
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×
×
×
○ (Received only in External mode)
×
0 – 4, 112–116
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0 – 4, 112–116
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System Exclusive
○
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System
Common
Song Position
Song Select
Tune
×
×
×
×
×
×
System
Real Time
Clock
Commands
○
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○ (Received only in External mode)
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Aux
Messages
Local ON/OFF
All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
×
×
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×
×
×
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×
Note ON
Note OFF
After Touch
Key's
Ch's
Pitch Bend
Control Change
1
4
11
64
Program Change
Range
Notes
*
**
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Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Remarks
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9nH, v=1–127
9nH, v=0
Velocity
84
Receive
Modulation Wheel
2nd Expression Pedal
Expression Pedal
Sustain
Refer to MIDI Messages
(FAH, FCH)
CH 1: 48–96, CH2: 36–84, CH3: 36–55
CH15: 36–127, Others: 36–96
CH1: UK, CH2: LK, CH3: PK, CH4: UK (Transmit), LEAD (Receive), CH5: LK,
CH15: KEYBOARD PERCUSSION, CH16: CONTROL
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
○ : YES
× : NO
Index
A
L
S
A.B.C. (Auto Bass Chord) . . . . . . . . . 40
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SEQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
A.B.C./M.O.C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 45
Lead (MIDI Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Set (Registration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Accompaniment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lead In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Shift (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
After Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lead Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Shift (Registration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Auto Variation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lower Keyboard Voices . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Single (Single Finger) . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Automatic Accompaniment . . . . . . . . 40
M
Song Copy (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
AUX. OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
M.D.R. (Music Disk Recorder) . . . . . . 55
Song Delete (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
B
M.O.C. (Melody On Chord) . . . . . . . . 45
Speed (Vibrato) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Bar/Beat Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Master Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Start Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Basic Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Memory (Lower/Pedal) . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Stop Button (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
C
Memory (M.) Button (Registration
Memory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Sustain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Metronome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sync (MIDI Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Synchro. Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
MIDI IN/OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
T
Music Disk Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Tempo (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
O
Tempo (Rhythm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Output Channel (MIDI) . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Tempo Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 33
Depth (Vibrato) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
P
Tempo Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 33
Disable (D.) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Page Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
To Lower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Display Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pause (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Touch Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Dotted Button (Rhythm) . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pedal Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Dotted Button (Voice) . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Type (Accompaniment) . . . . . . . . . . . 39
E
Percussion Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
U
Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Upper Keyboard Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Playback (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
User (Registration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Power On Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
User Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
USER VIB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Expression Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
R
User Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
F
Record (M.D.R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
V
Registration (Shift/User) . . . . . . . . . . 48
Vibrato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Registration Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Voice Condition Pages . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Registration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Voice Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Registration Menu Disk . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Voice Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remaining Memory (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . 71
Voice Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Retry (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Volume Coarse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Volume Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
W
Rhythm Condition Page . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Write Protect (M.D.R) . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Celeste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Custom (Custom A.B.C.) . . . . . . . . . . 41
Custom Play (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
D
Data Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Delay (Vibrato) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Eject (Disk) (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Ending (Intro. Ending) . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Expression (MIDI Control) . . . . . . . . . 76
Feet (Octave) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fill In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Fingered (Fingered Chord) . . . . . . . . 41
Footswitch (Left) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Footswitch (Rhythm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Footswitch (Right) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Format (M.D.R.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
H
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
I
Symphonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Rhythm In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Rhythm Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Initial Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Intro. Ending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
K
Keyboard Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Knee (M.O.C.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Knee (Sustain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Knee Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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