Yamaha | PSR-A3 | Specifications | Yamaha PSR-A3 Specifications

M.D.G., EMI Division © 1995 Yamaha Corporation
VT49660 509POCP1.3-01A0 Printed in Japan
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Congratulations!
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You are the proud owner of a fine electronic keyboard. The Yamaha PSR-A3 PortaTone
combines the most advanced AWM tone generation technology with state-of-the-art digital
electronics and features to give you stunning sound quality with maximum musical enjoyment.
A new large graphic display and easy-to-use interface also greatly enhance the operability of
this advanced instrument.
In order to make the most of your PortaTone’s features and extensive performance
potential, we urge you to read the manual thoroughly while trying out the various features
described. Keep the manual in a safe place for later reference.
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Important Features
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● 160 outstanding voices with nine percussion kits.
● A Voice Set function automatically selects appropriate voice parameters whenever a voice
is selected.
● 140 accompaniment styles, each with independent intro, main A and B, 4 fill-ins, and ending
sections.
● Advanced auto-accompaniment technology gives you fully-orchestrated accompaniment
to back up what you play on the keyboard.
● Large multi-function LCD display panel makes it easy to select and edit parameters.
● One Touch Setting feature instantly provides you with four types of registration settings, all
of which match to the selected accompaniment style.
● Digital Effects — Reverb, Chorus and DSP, let you freely create a variety of different sonic
environments.
● Minus One, and Repeat functions are ideal for learning new songs and polishing your
keyboard technique.
● Song recording feature lets you record two melody tracks with an accompaniment track.
● With the Multi Pads, you can play and record a number of short rhythmic and melodic
sequences, to add a spice to your performance.
● Registration Memory saves 128 your favorite panel settings for instant recall when needed.
● Arabic Scale instantly allows you to play arabic music.
● Optional Yamaha Music Cartridges can be plugged in for enjoyable automated performance, keyboard practice, and extra accompaniment styles.
● MIDI compatibility and a range of MIDI functions make the PSR-A3 useful in a range of
advanced MIDI music systems.
● Built-in amplifier and speaker system delivers top-quality sound without the need for
external equipment.
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Contents
Taking Care of Your PortaTone ................................................. 3
Panel Controls
4
The Music Stand ......................................................................... 5
Setting Up
6
Power Supply .............................................................................. 6
■ Using An Optional AC Power Adaptor .................................. 6
■ Using Batteries ..................................................................... 6
Connections ................................................................................ 7
■ The PHONES Jack ............................................................... 7
■ SUSTAIN Jack ...................................................................... 7
■ AUX OUT R and L+R/L Jack ................................................ 7
■ MIDI IN and OUT Connectors .............................................. 7
The Demonstration
8
Basic Display Operation
10
Playing the PSR-A3
12
Selecting & Playing Voices ...................................................... 12
■ Keyboard Percussion ......................................................... 14
The Split Mode .......................................................................... 15
Changing the Split Voice & Related Parameters ................... 15
Touch Response ....................................................................... 17
Dual Voice .................................................................................. 17
Changing the Dual Voice & Related Parameters ................... 18
Harmony/Echo ........................................................................... 20
Selecting a Harmony/Echo Type ........................................... 20
Sustain ....................................................................................... 22
Transposition ............................................................................ 23
Pitch Bend ................................................................................. 23
Digital Effects
24
Using the Digital Effects ........................................................... 24
Changing the Reverb Effect ..................................................... 24
Selecting the Reverb Effect Type .......................................... 24
Setting the Reverb Return Level ............................................ 25
Changing the Chorus Effect .................................................... 26
Selecting the Chorus Effect Type .......................................... 26
Setting the Chorus Return Level ............................................ 27
Changing the DSP Effect .......................................................... 28
Selecting the DSP Effect Type .............................................. 28
Setting the DSP Return Level ................................................ 29
Using Auto Accompaniment
30
The Stop Accompaniment Function ................................... 37
Accompaniment Track Control ................................................ 38
■ Large/Small Accompaniment .............................................. 39
■ Muting Individual Tracks ..................................................... 39
■ Changing Accompaniment Track Voices ............................ 40
■ Adjusting Accompaniment Track Volume ........................... 40
Changing the Accompaniment Split Point ............................. 41
One Touch Setting .................................................................... 42
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Using Arabic Scales
43
Setting an Arabic Scale ............................................................ 43
Adjusting the Scale Tuning .................................................... 43
Registering the Scale Settings ................................................ 45
Recall the Scale Settings ......................................................... 45
Accompaniment Scale Tuning ................................................. 46
Registration Memory
47
Registering the Panel Settings ................................................ 47
Recall the Registered Panel Settings ...................................... 49
The Accomp Freeze Function .................................................. 49
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Song Recording
50
Recording a Melody Track ....................................................... 50
Recording Accompaniment With or Without a Melody .............. 53
Accompaniment and Melody Playback ................................... 56
Play from a Specified Measure .............................................. 57
■ Voice & Volume Rewrite ..................................................... 58
■ Clearing the SONG TRACKS ............................................. 58
The Multi Pads
59
Playing the MULTI PADS .......................................................... 59
Recording the MULTI PADS ..................................................... 61
Using Music Cartridges
64
Inserting a Music Cartridge ................................................. 64
■ Music Cartridge Handling Precautions ............................... 64
Cartridge Accompaniment Styles ........................................... 65
Selecting Cartridge Styles ..................................................... 65
Cartridge Songs ........................................................................ 66
Cartridge Song Playback ....................................................... 66
Cartridge Registration Presets ................................................ 67
Selecting Cartridge Registration ............................................ 67
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Practice Features
68
The Minus One Mode ................................................................ 68
■ Specifying the Parts To Be Turned On or Off ..................... 68
Repeat Play ................................................................................ 69
Overall Functions
70
General Functions .................................................................... 71
■ Keyboard Volume ............................................................... 71
■ Octave ................................................................................ 71
■ Reverb Level ...................................................................... 72
■ Chorus Level ...................................................................... 72
■ DSP Level ........................................................................... 72
■ Pan ..................................................................................... 72
■ Voice Set ............................................................................ 73
■ Accompaniment Volume ..................................................... 73
■ Touch Sensitivity ................................................................ 73
■ Minus-one Right/Left-hand Channel ................................... 74
■ Pitch Bend Range ............................................................... 74
■ Metronome ......................................................................... 74
■ Tuning ................................................................................. 74
MIDI Functions .......................................................................... 75
■ Remote Channel ................................................................. 76
■ Keyboard Out ..................................................................... 77
■ Song Out ............................................................................ 77
■ Accompaniment Out ........................................................... 77
■ Local Control ...................................................................... 78
■ External Clock .................................................................... 78
■ Initial Data Send ................................................................. 78
■ Bulk Data Send ................................................................... 79
■ Receiving Bulk Data ........................................................... 79
Appendix
PSR-A3 Function Tree ........................................................... 80
About Digital Effect ................................................................ 82
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 84
Data Backup & Initialization ................................................... 85
■ Data Initialization ................................................................ 85
Index ........................................................................................... 86
Specifications ......................................................................... 87
Voice List ............................................................................... 88
Percussion Kit List ................................................................. 92
MIDI Implementation Chart .................................................... 94
MIDI Data Format .................................................................. 97
■ GM System Level 1 .......................................................... 101
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Taking Care of Your PortaTone
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Your PortaTone will give you years of playing pleasure if you follow the simple rules given below:
■ Location
Do not expose the instrument to the following
conditions to avoid deformation, discoloration, or
more serious damage.
● Direct sunlight (e.g. near a window).
● High temperatures (e.g. near a heat source, outside, or in a car during the daytime).
● Excessive humidity.
● Excessive dust.
● Strong vibration.
■ Power Supply
● Turn the power switch OFF when the instrument
is not in use.
● An AC adaptor, if used (the PSR-A3 runs from
either batteries or an optional AC adaptor),
should be unplugged from the AC outlet if the
instrument is not to be used for an extended period of time.
● Unplug the AC adaptor during electric storms.
● Avoid plugging the AC adaptor into the same AC
outlet as appliances with high power consumption, such as electric heaters or ovens. Also avoid
using multi-plug adaptors since these can result
in reduced sound quality, operation errors, and
possibly damage.
■ Turn Power OFF When Making
Connections
● To avoid damage to the instrument and other
devices to which it is connected, turn the power
switches of all related devices OFF prior to connecting or disconnecting MIDI cables.
■ Handling and Transport
● Disconnect all cables before moving the instrument.
● Physical shocks caused by dropping, bumping,
or placing heavy objects on the instrument can
result in scratches and more serious damage.
■ Cleaning
● Clean the cabinet and panel with a dry soft cloth.
● A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove
stubborn grime and dirt.
● Never use cleaners such as alcohol or thinner.
● Avoid placing vinyl objects on top of the instrument (vinyl can stick to and discolor the surface).
■ Electrical Interference
● This instrument contains digital circuitry and
may cause interference if placed too close to
radio or television receivers. If this occurs, move
the instrument further away from the affected
equipment.
■ Data Backup
● Internal data (registration memory, user song,
user pad and scale memory data) will be retained
in memory even if the power switch is turned
OFF as long as an AC power adaptor is connected or batteries are installed.
■ Service and Modification
● The PSR-A3 contains no user serviceable parts.
Opening it or tampering with it in anyway can
lead to irreparable damage and possibly electric
shock. Refer all servicing to qualified YAMAHA
personnel.
● Never apply excessive force to the controls, connectors or other parts of the instrument.
● Always unplug cables by gripping the plug
firmly, not by pulling on the cable.
YAMAHA is not responsible for damage caused by improper handling or operation.
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Panel Controls
■ Top Panel Controls .................................................................
1 POWER Switch ............................................. page 8
STYLE
2 MASTER VOLUME Control ........................... page 8
SCALE
SETTING
4
3 DEMO Button ................................................ page 9
MEMORIZE 1
3
4
5
3 6
ON /
1
OFF
DIGITAL EFFECT
DEMO
MASTER
VOLUME
0
2
• MEMORIZE Button .................................. page 45
• 1~6 Buttons .............................................. page 45
REC
MIN
DSP
CHORUS
DSP
VARIATION
SONG
PLAY/STOP
MAX
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REVERB
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
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8 Data Dial .................................................. page 9, 14
PITCH BEND
r
9 Number [0]~[9] and
PHONES
[+/YES], [–/NO] Buttons .......................... page 9, 13
0 SONG Section
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REC Button ......................................... page 51, 54
PLAY/STOP Button ...................... page 52, 55, 56
REPEAT PLAY Button .............................. page 69
MINUS ONE Button ................................. page 68
! AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT Section
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SYNC-START/STOP Button .................... page 35
START/STOP Button .......................... page 35, 37
INTRO Button ........................................... page 35
MAIN A/B Button ................................ page 35, 37
ENDING Button ........................................ page 37
ACCOMP LARGE/SMALL Button ............ page 39
TRACK ON/OFF Button ........................... page 39
@ CURSOR s, t, <, > Buttons ................... page 10
# TEMPO s, t Buttons ................................. page 34
$ FUNCTION s, t Buttons ........................... page 10
% REGISTRATION MEMORY Section
• MEMORIZE Button .................................. page 48
• 1~4 Buttons ........................................ page 48, 49
• ACCOMP FREEZE Button ....................... page 49
^ MODE ▼ Button .......................................... page 11
& STYLE Button .............................................. page 33
* VOICE Button .............................................. page 12
( ONE TOUCH SETTING Button ................... page 42
) Music CARTRIDGE Slot ............................. page 64
q KEYBOARD Section
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TOUCH RESPONSE Button .................... page
DUAL VOICE Button ................................ page
HARMONY/ECHO Button ........................ page
SUSTAIN Button ....................................... page
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17
20
22
w MULTI PADS Section
• MULTI PADS 1~4 ............................... page 60, 62
• REC/END, TERMINATE Button ......... page 60, 62
e PITCH BEND Wheel ................................... page 23
r PHONES Jack ............................................... page 7
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INTRO
A
24
24
24
24
7 LCD Panel ................................................... page 10
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
/
AUTO
ACCOMPANIMENT
6 DIGITAL EFFECT Section
6
SCALE
MEMORY
POWER
5 SCALE MEMORY Section
REVERB Button ....................................... page
CHORUS Button ....................................... page
DSP Button ............................................... page
DSP VARIATION Button ........................... page
2
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4 SCALE SETTING Buttons .......................... page 43
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POP
01 8BEAT
02 8 UPB
03 LIGHT
04 16BT P
05 FOLKR
06 POP R
07 DETRO
08 UP PO
09 POP S
10 POP R
11 POP R
POP BAL
12 8BT LI
13 SLOW
14 EPIC B
15 16BT B
16 16BT B
17 PNO B
PSR-A3
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Panel Controls
E
T POP
T POP
POP
POP
ROCK
ROCK
OIT POP
OP SHFL
SHUFFLE
RHMBA 1
RHMBA 2
LLAD
GHT
BALLAD
BALLAD
BLD 1
BLD 2
BALLAD
18 6/8 BLD 1
19 6/8 BLD 2
ROCK
20 ROCK POP
21 ROCK BALLAD
22 LITE RK BLD
23 HARD ROCK
24 ROCK SHUFFL
25 6/8HVY ROCK
26 SLOW ROCK
DANCE
27 TECHNO 1
28 TECHNO 2
29 POP RAP
30 EUROBEAT
31 DANCE POP
DISCO
32 DISCO POP
33 70S DISCO
34 DISCO SOUL
35 DISCO PARTY
36 DISCO TROP
55 JAZZ WALTZ
56 FUSION
LATIN
57 FAST BOSSA
58 SLOW BOSSA
59 POP BOSSA
60 SALSA
61 SAMBA 1
62 MAMBO
63 SON
64 MERENGUE
65 BOLERO LNTO
CARIBBEAN
66 POP REGGAE
67 REGGAE 16
68 REGGAE 12
C&W
69 BLUEGRASS
37 POLKA POP
RHYTHM & BLUES
38 R&B
39 SOUL
40 FUNK
41 6/8 BLUES
42 6/8 GOSPEL
43 GOSPEL WLTZ
ROCK & ROLL
44 ROCK&ROLL 1
45 ROCK&ROLL 2
46 BOOGIE
47 TWIST
TRAD JAZZ
48 DIXIELAND
49 BIG BAND
50 B B BALLAD
51 SWING
52 CHARLESTON
CONTEMP JAZZ
53 COOL JAZZ
54 JAZZ BALLAD
87 6/8 MARCH 1
70 C ROCK 1
88 6/8 MARCH 2
71 C ROCK 2
BALLROOM STD
72 COWBOY BOOG
89 TANGO ARGN
73 C BALLAD
90 FOXTROT
74 C SHUFFLE
91 JIVE
75 TWO STEP
92 QUICKSTEP
76 C WALTZ 1
93 SLOWFOX
77 C WALTZ 2
94 SLOW WALTZ
WORLD MUSIC
95 VIEN WALTZ
78 POLKA1
BALLROOM LATIN
79 POLKA2
96 CHA CHA
80 ESPAGNOLE
97 RHUMBA
81 TARANTELLA
98 SAMBA 2
82 MUSETTE
99 CONGA
83 TRD WALTZ 1
100 PASODOBLE
84 TRD WALTZ 2
ORIENTAL
MARCH
101 MAKSOUM
85 MARCH 1
102 MAKSOUM S
86 MARCH 2
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
CURSOR
REGIST
MULTI PAD
@
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
$
OVERALL
FALLAHI
MAGHRIBI
HAJAA
VALS
FOX
ZAKY'N
SAMBA MASRI
RHUMBA
GUARACHA
JERK
SHABABY 1
SHABABY 2
TSIFTETELI
ZEIMBEKIKOS
KALAMATA
SIRTOS
TSAMIKOS
KARSILAMAS
5/8
7
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
10
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
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123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
VOICE
PIANO
01 GRAND PIANO
02 BRIGHT PNO
03 HONKY-TONK
04 FUNKY E PNO
05 DX E PIANO
06 MIDI GRAND
07 HYPER E PNO
08 DREAM E PNO
09 BELL E PNO
10 ICE E PIANO
11 TREM E PNO
12 HARPSICHORD
13 HARPSI CPL
14 CLAVI
15 WAH CLAVI
16 CELESTA
REC
VOICE
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REC
REC
101101
MALLETS
17 VIBRAPHONE
18 MARIMBA
19 GLOCKEN
20 XYLOPHONE
21 TUBE BELLS
22 TIMPANI
23 STEEL DRUMS
24 DULCIMER
25 MUSIC BOX
26 KALIMBA
ORGAN
27 JAZZ ORGAN 1
28 JAZZ ORGAN 2
29 DRAWBAR ORG
30 FULL ORGAN
31 CLICK ORGAN
32 ROCK ORGAN 1
33 ROCK ORGAN 2
34 16+2 ORGAN
35 16+4 ORGAN
36 CHURCH ORG
37 REED ORGAN
38 MUSETTE
39 TRAD ACCORD
40 SOFT ACCORD
41 TANGO ACCRD
42 BANDONEON
GUITAR
43 CLASSIC GTR
44 FOLK GUITAR
45 12ST GUITAR
46 JAZZ GUITAR
47 OCTAVE GTR
48 HAWAII GTR
49 CLEAN GTR
50 TREMOLO GTR
ACCOMP TRACK
51 MUTE GUITAR
52 HARMONICS
53 OVRDRV GTR
54 DIST GUITAR
BASS
55 ACC BASS
56 FINGER BASS
57 PICK BASS
58 FRETLESS
59 SLAP BASS
60 SY BASS 1
61 SY BASS 2
62 TECHNO BASS
STRINGS
63 VIOLIN
64 VIOLA
65 CELLO
66 CONTRABASS
67 BANJO
REPEAT
MINUS ONE
&
BRASS
68 SHAMISEN
86 TRUMPET
69 KOTO
87 FLUGEL HORN
70 HARP
88 MUTE TRP
71 SITAR
89 TROMBONE
ENSEMBLE
90 TRB SECTION
72 STRINGS 1
91 FRENCH HORN
73 STRINGS 2
74 CHAMBER STR 92 TUBA
93 BRASS SECT
75 SYNTH STRS
94 BRASS+SAX
76 SLOW STRS
95 BRASS+TRB
77 TREMOLO STR
96 BRASS+TRP
78 VIOLIN+STRS
97 SY BRASS 1
79 PIZZ STR
98 SY BRASS 2
80 CHOIR
REED
81 CHOIR AAHS
99 SOPRANO SAX
82 CHOIR OOHS
83 SYNTH CHOIR 100 ALTO SAX
101 ALTO SAX BR
84 VOYAGER
102 TENOR SAX
85 ORCH HIT
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STYLE
NORMAL
BEAT
OTS
103 TEN SAX BR
104 BARI SAX
105 SAX+CLARNET
106 SAX+TRB
107 OBOE
108 ENG HORN
109 BASSOON
110 CLARINET
111 HARMONICA
112 SHANAI
113 BAGPIPE
PIPE
114 PICCOLO
115 FLUTE
116 PAN FLUTE
117 RECORDER
118 BOTTLE
119 SHAKUHACHI
(
CHORD
)
DUAL
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
*1
MODE
^
SONG TRACK
8
MAIN
ENDING
ACCOMP LARGE/SMALL
MEMORIZE
AUTO FILL
B
REGISTRATION
MEMORY
(
TRACK ON/OFF
1
2
3
4
ONE TOUCH
SETTING
REC/END
ACCOMP
FREEZE
2
3
TOUCH RESPONSE
4
5
6
DUAL VOICE
7
8
9
HARMONY/ECHO
–/NO
+/YES
TERMINATE
MIDI
OUT
IN
t
SUSTAIN
y
q
SUSTAIN
* PRESS AND HOLD FOR A WHILE.
9
2
3
4
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MULTI PADS
%
1
KEYBOARD
*
1
0
#
153 MIZMAR
154 MIJWEZ
155 NAY
156 KAWALA
157 ARGOUL
158 ARABIC BRAS
159 ARABIC ORG
160 ARABIC ACD
DRUM KITS
161 STANDARD
162 ROOM
163 ROCK
164 ELECTRONIC
165 ANALOG
166 JAZZ
167 BRUSH
168 CLASSIC
169 ARABIC
FINGERED
TEMPO
RESET
136 TRANSFORM
137 ATMOSPHERE
138 SHINING
139 DARK MOON
140 CYBER PAD
141 SCI-FI
ORIENTAL
142 KANOUN
143 OCTAVE KNUN
144 OUD
145 TREMOLO OUD
146 RABABA
147 KAMAN
148 WATARYAT
149 BOUZOUKI
150 BAGLAMAS
151 SANTURI
152 BOUZOUK
SINGLE
TOUCH
REVERB
CHORUS
120 WHISTLE
121 OCARINA
SYNTH LEAD
122 SQUARE LEAD
123 SAWTOOTH LD
124 VOICE LEAD
125 CRYSTAL
126 BRIGHTNESS
127 SUB AQUA
128 ANALOG LEAD
129 RAIN HOLD
130 70'S LEAD
131 SYNTH CLAVI
SYNTH PAD
132 FANTASIA
133 BELL PAD
134 XENON PAD
135 ANGELS
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VOICE
SPLIT
119
dim 6 513
mM 7augsus4
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
N
A
SAIDI 1
SAIDI 2
SAIDI 3
BALADI
MALFOUF
OMAR'K
IBRAHIMI
MASMOUDI
WEHDA
10/8 SAMAAI
3/4 DAREJ
SOUDASSI
KATAKOUFTI
AYOUB
ZAFFA
A'DANI
KHALIGI 1
KHALIGI 2
BAMBI
801 GrandPno
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
R
AUX OUT
L+R/L
u
DC IN 10-12V
i
■ Rear Panel Controls ...............................................................
The Music Stand
t MIDI OUT and IN Connectors .................... page 7, 75
y SUSTAIN Jack ............................................... page 7
u AUX OUT R, L+R/L Jacks ................................. page 7
i DC IN 10-12V Jack ........................................ page 6
The PSR-A3 is supplied with a music stand
that can be attached to the instrument by inserting
it into the slot at the rear of the control panel.
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5
Setting Up
This section contains information about setting up your PSR-A3
and preparing to play. Be sure to go through this section carefully
before using your PSR-A3.
Power Supply
Your PSR-A3 will run either from batteries or an optional power adaptor.
Follow the instructions below according to the power source you intend to use.
■ Using An Optional AC Power Adaptor .............................................................
Plug the DC output cable from an optional Yamaha PA-5, PA-5B, or PA5C AC Power Adaptor into the DC IN jack on the rear panel of the PSR-A3,
then plug the Power Adaptor (or the AC cable of the Power Adaptor) into a
convenient wall AC power socket. The internal batteries are automatically
disconnected when an AC Power Adaptor is used.
DC IN 10-12V
PA-5,
PA-5B,
or
PA-5C
• Never interrupt the power
supply (e.g. remove the batteries or unplug the AC adaptor)
during any PSR-A3 record
operation! Doing so can result
in a loss of data.
• Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-5, PA5B, or PA-5C AC Power Adaptor to power your instrument
from the AC mains. The use of
other adaptors may result in
irreparable damage to both the
adaptor and the PSR-A3.
AC power socket
■ Using Batteries ...............................................................................................................................................
For battery operation the PSR-A3 requires six 1.5V SUM-1, “D” size, R20 or equivalent batteries.
When the batteries need to be replaced “Btry Low” will appear on the
display. Also the volume may be reduced, the sound may be distorted, and
other problems may occur. When this happens, turn the power OFF and either replace the batteries or connect an AC adaptor.
Replace the batteries as follows:
Z Open the battery compartment cover located on the instrument’s bottom
panel.
• When the batteries run down,
replace them with a complete
set of six new batteries.
NEVER mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use different kinds of
batteries (e.g. alkaline and
manganese) at the same time.
• To prevent possible damage
due to battery leakage, remove
the batteries from the instrument if it is not to be used for
an extended period of time.
X Insert the six new batteries, being careful to follow the polarity markings
on the inside of the compartment.
C Replace the compartment cover, making sure that it locks firmly in place.
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Setting Up
Connections
■ The PHONES Jack ...................................................................................................................................
A standard pair of stereo headphones
can be plugged in here for private practice or late-night playing. The internal
stereo speaker system is automatically
shut off when a pair of headphones is
plugged into the PHONES jack.
PHONES
■ SUSTAIN Jack ...................................................................................................................................................
An optional Yamaha FC4 or FC5
footswitch can be plugged into the rearpanel SUSTAIN jack for sustain control.
The footswitch functions like the damper
pedal on a piano — press for sustain,
release for normal sound.
SUSTAIN
• Be sure that you do not press the
pedal while turning the power
ON. If you do, the ON/OFF status
of the footswitch will be reversed.
■ AUX OUT R and L+R/L Jack ..................................................................................................
AUX OUT
R
L+R/L
Stereo
System
The AUX OUT R and L+R/L jacks
deliver the output of the PSR-A3 for
connection to an external amplifier, mixing console, PA system, or recording
equipment. If you will be connecting the
PSR-A3 to a monophonic sound system,
use only the L+R/L jack. When a plug is
inserted into the L+R/L jack only, the
left- and right-channel signals are combined and delivered via the L+R/L jack
so you don’t lose any of the instrument’s
sound.
■ MIDI IN and OUT Connectors .............................................................................................
MIDI
OUT
IN
The MIDI IN connector receives
MIDI data from an external MIDI device
(such as a MIDI sequencer) which can
be used to control the PSR-A3. The
MIDI OUT connector transmits MIDI
data generated by the PSR-A3 (e.g. note
and velocity data produced by playing
the keyboard). More details on MIDI are
provided on page 75.
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7
The Demonstration
Once you’ve set up your PSR-A3, try listening to the pre-programmed
demonstration songs — they’ll give you a good idea of what the PSR-A3
can do! A total of 29 demo songs are provided — songs 01 through 04
play arabic demonstration songs, songs 05 through 21 demonstrate
several of the instrument’s voices and songs 22 through 29 demonstrate
a range of accompaniment styles.
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VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
DUAL VOICE
BASS
118
CHORD
1
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
10
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
REC
HARM/ECHO
VOICE
OVERALL
1 135102117130
REC
REC
101101
SPLIT
REPEAT
MINUS ONE
SINGLE
CHORD
FINGERED
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
1 Switch ON
NORMAL
BEAT
OTS
SONG TRACK
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Turn the power ON by pressing the [POWER] switch.
POWER
2 Set an Initial Volume Level
ON /
OFF
.......................................................................................................
Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] control up (clockwise) about a quarterturn from its minimum position. You can re-adjust the [MASTER VOLUME] control for the most comfortable overall volume level after playback
begins.
MASTER
VOLUME
MIN
8
MAX
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The Demonstration
3 Press the [DEMO] Button
...........................................................................................................
Press the [DEMO] button to start demo playback. The PSR-A3 SONG
function will automatically be selected and the number and name of the first
demo song will appear on the top line of the display and the SONG [PLAY/
STOP] indicator will light. The demo will begin playing automatically. The
demo songs will play in sequence, and the sequence will repeat until
stopped.
DEMO
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4 Skip to the Beginning Of a Different Demo Song
.......................
While the demonstration is playing you can select any of the 29 demo
songs by using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the
data dial. Playback will skip to the beginning of the selected song.
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
• You can play along on the PSRA3 keyboard while the demonstration is playing.
• The volume bars of the song
tracks at the bottom of the display will move in response to the
data in each track while the
demo plays.
• About the demo songs created
by the PSR-A3 internal accompaniment styles:
* Chord names will appear on
the display and the volume
bars of the accomp tracks will
move in response to the data
in each track, while the demo
plays.
* Harmony effect (see page 20)
can be applied when playing
along with the chord progression of the song.
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SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
1* – –
5 Exit When Done
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
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Press the [DEMO] button, the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button, or the
AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT [START/STOP] button to stop demo playback, then press the [VOICE] button to exit from the SONG function and
return to the normal play-mode display when you’ve finished playing the
demo songs.
• When you stop the demo songs
played in sequence and start
again by pressing the [PLAY/
STOP] button, the selected song
will play and stop automatically
when the selected song playback
has ended.
DEMO
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9
Basic Display Operation
The PSR-A3 LCD panel is a large multi-function type that simultaneously
displays and provides access to a number of important parameters. Basic
operation of the display as well as the CURSOR, FUNCTION, MODE, and
NUMBER buttons, and the meaning of the icons which appear in the
display, are summarized briefly below.
The Cursor Buttons
The CURSOR buttons are used to select the
various parameters which appear in the display. Depending on the selected parameter,
the “cursor” may appear as an underline, or
the selected icon or value may simply flash.
Each CURSOR button moves the cursor in the
corresponding direction. The [▲] and [▼]
CURSOR buttons are also used to select functions within the function groups selected by the
FUNCTION buttons in some cases.
Parameter Icons
CART (Cartridge)
Appears when a Music Cartridge song, style, or
registration memory is selected (page 64).
BEAT
Flashes at the current tempo and indicates the
current beat during accompaniment and song
playback. (page 36)
BEAT
OTS (One Touch Setting)
Appears when the ONE TOUCH SETTING feature is engaged (page 42).
OTS
The Functions
801 GrandPno
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
CURSOR
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
The PSR-A3 has a range of
functions selected via the
FUNCTION [▲] and [▼]
buttons — e.g. voice selection, style selection, song
number selection, etc. The
currently selected function is
indicated by an arrow in the
display next to the function
list printed immediately to the
left of the display. All of the
listed functions can be selected by pressing either the
FUNCTION [▲] or [▼] button
as many times as necessary
until the arrow in the display
appears next to the name of
the desired function.
DUAL VOICE
BASS
118
CHORD
1
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
10
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
REC
REC
101101
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Accompaniment Track Parameters & Icons
The PSR-A3 has 8 accompaniment tracks (RHYTHM1/2, BASS,
CHORD1/2, PAD, and PHRASE1/2), each with ON/OFF, voice number,
and volume parameters that can be set as required (page 38). The
icons, drums for RHYTHM1 and 2, an acoustic applied bass for BASS,
an electric guitar for CHORD1 and 2, violins for PAD, a trumpet for
PHRASE 1 and 2, will appear when the respective track is ON.
RHYTHM
1
10
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
CHORD
1
PAD
PHRASE
1
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Basic Display Operation
REGIST (Registration Memory)
Indicates the currently selected REGISTRATION MEMORY number (page 49).
REGIST
The MODE button to the right of the display selects one
of the PSR-A3’s four operational modes: NORMAL,
SPLIT, SINGLE, and FINGERED. The currently selected mode is indicated by an arrow in the display next
to the mode list printed immediately to the right of the
display. All of the listed modes can be selected by
pressing the MODE button as many times as necessary
until the arrow in the display appears next to the name
of the desired mode.
TEMPO
Shows the current tempo of accompaniment/song playback (page 34).
TEMPO
TRANSPOSE
TRANSPOSE
The current transpose value (page 23).
MEASURE
MEASURE
Indicates the current measure number
during song recording and playback
(page 57).
REPEAT
REPEAT
Indicates the “A” and “B” repeat points
when programming a repeat section
(page 69).
CHORD
Indicates the current chord name during
accompaniment/ song playback
(page36).
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CHORD
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The Modes
NORMAL:
The normal play mode (page 12).
SPLIT:
The split-keyboard mode in which different
voices can be played by the left and right
hands (page 15).
SINGLE:
The single-finger accompaniment mode
which allows fully-orchestrated accompaniment to be produced by specifying
chords using only one, two or three fingers
(page 31).
FINGERED: The fingered accompaniment mode in
which fully-orchestrated accompaniment is
produced according to chords you play on
the keyboard (page 31).
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
m
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
Feature On/Off Icons
MODE
Song Track Parameters & Icons
Like the accompaniment tracks, each of the 3
song tracks has ON/OFF, voice number
(MELODY tracks), and volume parameters
that can be set as required (page 50). Each
track has its own icon which appears when
the track is ON.
ACCOMP MELODY MELODY
1
2
MINUS ONE
MINUS ONE
Appears when the MINUS ONE feature is ON (page 68).
REVERB
REVERB
Appears when the REVERB EFFECT is ON (page 24).
CHORUS
CHORUS
Appears when the CHORUS EFFECT is ON (page 24).
DSP
DSP
Appears when the DSP EFFECT is ON (page 24).
TOUCH
TOUCH (Touch Response)
Appears when the TOUCH RESPONSE is ON (page 17).
DUAL
DUAL (Dual Voice)
Appears when the DUAL VOICE feature is ON (page 17).
HARMONY
SUSTAIN
HARMONY
Appears when the HARMONY/ECHO is ON (page 20).
SUSTAIN
Appears when the SUSTAIN is ON (page 22).
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Playing the PSR-A3
801 GrandPno
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
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REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Selecting & Playing Voices
The PSR-A3 has 160 outstanding “pitched” voices (voice numbers 01 through 160) and 9 percussion kits
(numbers 161 through 169) that you can select and play on the keyboard. It includes 19 oriental voices and 1
arabic percussion kit.
1 Select the NORMAL Mode
........................................................................................................
If you want to play a single voice over the entire range of the PSR-A3
keyboard, you’ll need to select the NORMAL mode. To do this, press the
[MODE] button to the right of the display as many times as necessary until
the arrow in the display appears next to “NORMAL” in the mode list to the
right of the display. The other modes will be described later in this manual.
NORMAL
SPLIT
SINGLE
FINGERED
MODE
2 Select the VOICE Function
......................................................................................................
Before you select a voice to play, the PSR-A3 voice function must be
selected. The simplest way to do this is to press the [VOICE] button. This
immediately selects the VOICE function no matter what function was previously selected.
An alternative method is to press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of
the display as many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display
appears next to “VOICE” in the function list to the left of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
SONG
801 GrandPno
• “Kybd Vol” function (see page
71) in the OVERALL function
group can be quickly selected by
pressing and holding the [VOICE]
button.
VOICE
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
12
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Playing the PSR-A3
3 Select a Voice
.....................................................................................................................................................
The PSR-A3 has 169 voices that can be selected by using either the [–/
NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial. The voices
are listed in the VOICE list printed at the top of the instrument’s control
panel. The number and name of the currently selected voice appears on the
top line of the display panel while the VOICE function is selected.
• Voice numbers 170~171 exclusively can be used as the dual
voice — see page 19.
● The [–/NO] and [+/YES] Buttons
When the VOICE function is selected these buttons step up or down
through the PSR-A3’s voices. Press either button briefly to step to the
next voice in the corresponding direction, or hold the button to scroll
rapidly through the voices in the corresponding direction.
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
● The Number Buttons
The number buttons can be used to directly enter the number of the desired voice, thereby immediately selecting that voice without having to
step through a number of other voices.
Two-digit voice numbers (i.e. “01” through “99”) are selected simply by
entering the two digits in sequence — e.g. to select voice number “57”,
briefly press the [5] buttons and then the [7] button.
1*
*
––
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
• Whenever you select a new
voice, the appropriate voicerelated parameters for that voice
will be set automatically. This is
the PSR-A3 Voice Set function.
The Voice Set function can be
turned OFF if not required —
page 73.
• The stereo pan position of the
voice can be set via the “Pan”
function in the OVERALL function group — see page 72.
Three-digit voice numbers (i.e. “100” through “169”) are entered by first
pressing and holding the [1] button until “1” appears in the hundreds
position on the display, then press the remaining two digits in sequence.
1* – –
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
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*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
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Playing the PSR-A3
● The Data Dial
This is undoubtedly the easiest way to select a voice. Simply rotate the
dial clockwise to increment or counter-clockwise to decrement.
4 Play & Adjust Volume
• The optimum octave settings
(OVERALL function: octave = 0)
are set to the keyboard for each
voice (except for keyboard percussion).
.........................................................................................................................
You can now play the selected voice on the PSR-A3 keyboard. Use the
[MASTER VOLUME] control to adjust the overall volume level.
• The keyboard volume can be
adjusted independently from the
accompaniment volume via the
“Kybd Vol” function in the OVERALL function group — see page
71. “Kybd Vol” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [VOICE] button.
■ Keyboard Percussion
When one of the nine PERCUSSION KIT voices are selected — voice
numbers 161 through 169 — you can play drums and percussion instruments on the keyboard.
VOICE
STYLE
169 Arab.Kit
• The Harmony/Echo and Dual
functions (pages 20 and 17)
cannot be turned ON while a
keyboard percussion voice is
selected, and will automatically
be turned OFF if a keyboard
percussion voice is selected
while they are ON.
SONG
● The Percussion Kits
161
Standard Kit
166
Jazz Kit
162
Room Kit
167
Brush Kit
163
Rock Kit
168
Classic Kit
164
Electronic Kit
169
165
Analog Kit
Arabic Kit
(Panel Arabic Kit)
• The Transpose and Scale
Tuning parameters (page 23
and 43) have no effect on the
keyboard percussion voices.
• See page 93 for a complete
listing of the keyboard percussion drum instrument assignments.
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• The PSR-A3 has two Arabic
Kits (Panel Arabic Kit and GM
Arabic Kit). The illustration
shown to the left is Panel
Arabic Kit which you normally
play on the keyboard. See
page 93 for more information
on Panel Arabic Kit and GM
Arabic Kit.
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C H Tom L
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C T
D ym om
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D lla l 2
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D ulla om
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D aS
Ka off ak
te Do
Ka m D m
te om
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D Sa
Ta off k
bl Ta
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Ta Do
b m
Ta la
T
Ta bla ik
bl Sa
a k
F
Sa lam
g
Sa at 1
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Sa at 3
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R at
R ik 2
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R Fin om
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Fi r
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R er 2
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S
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Ti
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C1
• The drums and percussion
instruments played by the
various keys for voice number
161: Standard Kit are marked
by symbols below the keys.
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Playing the PSR-A3
The Split Mode
The SPLIT mode lets you play different voices with the left and right hands.
You could, for example, play bass with the left hand while playing piano with
the right. The right-hand voice is the keyboard voice you select in the normal
way (page 12), and the left hand voice is selected via the SPLIT VOICE function, described below. The “split point” is initially set at B2 (note number 59),
but it can be set at any key on the keyboard.
• The SPLIT mode and DUAL
VOICE feature (page 17) can be
used together. In this case the
dual voice plays simultaneously
with the right-hand voice only.
The SPLIT mode is engaged by pressing the [MODE] button so that the
arrow in the display appears next to “SPLIT” in the mode list to the right of the
display.
Split Point
Voice selected via
the VOICE function
NORMAL
SPLIT
SINGLE
FINGERED
Split Voice
Changing the Split Voice & Related Parameters
1 Select the SPLIT VOICE Function
..............................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “SPLIT
VOICE” in the function list to the left of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
855 Aco.Bass
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select the Function and Set As Required
.................................................
Use the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the desired function, and
then the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial to
set as required (the name of the selected function and its current setting appear on the top line of the display).
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Playing the PSR-A3
CURSOR
1* – –
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
Function
Description
Split Voice
The split voice can be changed as required while the number
and name of the current split voice appear on the top line of
the display.
S.Volume
Sets the volume of the split voice so you can create the optimum blend with the right-hand voice. The volume range is
from “00” (no sound) to “127” (maximum split voice volume).
S.Octave
Shifts the pitch of the split voice up or down one or two octaves. “–1” is down one octave, “–2” is down two octaves; “+1”
and “+2” are up one and two octaves, respectively.
S.RevLvl
Sets the reverb send level for the split voice. The reverb send
level determines the amount of signals input to the reverb
effect. The level range is from “00” (no effect) to “127” (maximum effect).
S.ChoLvl
Sets the chorus send level for the split voice. The chorus send
level determines the amount of signals input to the chorus
effect. The level range is from “00” (no effect) to “127” (maximum effect).
S.Pan
Positions the split voice in the stereo sound field. The pan
range is from “–7” to “+7”. “–7” is full left and “+7” is full right.
S.Split
Sets the keyboard split point — i.e. the key that separates the
left- and right-hand voices (the split-point key is included in the
left-hand section of the keyboard). Simply press the key you
want to assign as the split point. The key number of the key
you press will appear to the left of “S.Split” on the top line of
the display. You can also use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons,
the number buttons or the data dial to enter the split point key
number. The lowest key on the keyboard (C1) is key number
“36”, middle C (C3) is “60”, and the highest key (C6) is 96. The
split point can be set at any key number from 00 through 127,
allowing the split point to be set outside the range of the PSRA3 keyboard for MIDI applications. The default split point is 59
(B2).
3 Exit
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73), the Split Voice parameters will change automatically
whenever a different keyboard
voice is selected.
• The selected Split Voice parameter can be reset to its default
value by simultaneously pressing
the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons.
• Negative values with “S.Octave”
and “S.Pan” parameters can be
entered by pressing the number
buttons while holding the [–/NO]
button.
• Reverb return level and chorus
return level can be changed via
the “RevRtnLv” and “ChoRtnLv”
function in the DIGITAL EFFECT
function — see pages 25 and 27.
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Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
SPLIT VOICE function.
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Playing the PSR-A3
Touch Response
This function turns the touch response of the keyboard ON or OFF. Use the
KEYBOARD [TOUCH RESPONSE] button to turn TOUCH RESPONSE ON
or OFF as required. The touch-response icon will appear next to “TOUCH” in
the display when TOUCH RESPONSE is turned ON. The actual touch response sensitivity of the keyboard can be adjusted via the “TouchSns” function
in the OVERALL function group (page 73). When OFF (i.e. when the touchresponse icon is not showing) the same volume is produced no matter how hard
you play on the keyboard. Touch response can be turned OFF to produce a
more realistic effect with voices that normally do not have touch response: e.g.
organ and harpsichord.
• Touch Response is turned ON
whenever the power switch is
turned ON.
• The “TouchSns” function in the
OVERALL function group can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [TOUCH RESPONSE] button.
KEYBOARD
TOUCH RESPONSE
TOUCH
DUAL VOICE
DUAL
HARMONY
HARMONY/ECHO
SUSTAIN
SUSTAIN
Dual Voice
When the DUAL VOICE feature is engaged you can play two voices simultaneously across the entire keyboard — the keyboard voice you select in the
normal way (page 12), and a “dual” voice selected via the DUAL VOICE function.
The DUAL VOICE feature is turned ON and OFF by pressing the [DUAL
VOICE] button. The dual-voice icon (overlapping keyboards) will appear next
to “DUAL” in the display when DUAL VOICE is turned ON.
KEYBOARD
TOUCH RESPONSE
TOUCH
DUAL VOICE
DUAL
HARMONY
HARMONY/ECHO
SUSTAIN
SUSTAIN
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Playing the PSR-A3
Changing the Dual Voice & Related Parameters
1 Select the DUAL VOICE Function
...............................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DUAL
VOICE” in the function list to the left of the display.
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
• “DUAL VOICE” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [DUAL VOICE] button.
873 Strings2
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select the Function and Set As Required
.................................................
Use the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the desired function, and
then the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial to
set as required (the name of the selected function and its current setting appear on the top line of the display).
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
100 D.Volume
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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Playing the PSR-A3
Function
Description
Dual Voice
The dual voice can be changed as required while the
number and name of the current dual voice appear on the
top line of the display.
The PSR-A3 has 162 (voice number 01~160 and
170~171) dual voices. Voice numbers 170~171 exclusively can be used as the dual voice.
D.Volume
Sets the volume of the dual voice so you can create the
optimum blend with the main keyboard voice. The volume
range is from “00” (no sound) to “127” (maximum dual
voice volume).
D.Octave
Shifts the pitch of the dual voice up or down one or two
octaves. “–1” is down one octave, “–2” is down two octaves; “+1” and “+2” are up one and two octaves, respectively. The original octave of the dual voice is determined
by the “Octave” function in the OVERALL function group
— page 71.
D.RevLvl
Sets the reverb send level for the dual voice. The reverb
send level determines the amount of signals input to the
reverb effect. The level range is “00” (no effect) to “127”
(maximum effect).
D.ChoLvl
Sets the chorus send level for the dual voice. The chorus
send level determines the amount of signals input to the
chorus effect. The level range is “00” (no effect) to “127”
(maximum effect).
D.Pan
Positions the dual voice in the stereo sound field. The pan
range is from “–7” to +”7". “–7” is full left and “+7” is full
right.
3 Exit
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73), the Dual Voice parameters will change automatically
whenever a different voice is
selected via the VOICE function.
• Keyboard percussion voices
cannot be used as the dual
voice.
• The selected Dual Voice parameter can be reset to its default
value by simultaneously pressing
the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons.
• The octave of the main and dual
voices can be changed via the
“Octave” function in the OVERALL function group — page 71.
• Negative values with “D.Octave”
and “D.Pan” parameters can be
entered by pressing the number
buttons while holding the [–/NO]
button.
• Reverb return level and chorus
return level can be changed via
the “RevRtnLv” and “ChoRtnLv”
functions, respectively, in the
DIGITAL EFFECT function —
see pages 25 and 27.
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Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DUAL VOICE function.
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Playing the PSR-A3
Harmony/Echo
The harmony effect (01~10) automatically adds appropriate harmony notes
to the melody line you play on the keyboard. The harmony effect is derived
from the chords you play on the left hand parts.
The echo effect (11~22) adds delay-based effects to the right hand melody
parts.
Press the [HARMONY/ECHO] button to turn the HARMONY/ECHO
effect ON or OFF. When HARMONY/ECHO is turned ON, the harmony icon
will appear next to “HARMONY” in the display.
• Harmony can not be used when
the Auto Accompaniment Chord
Cancel function (page 32) is in
use.
• Harmony does not apply in the
NORMAL mode.
• Harmony can be used in the
SPLIT mode as well as in the
SINGLE and FINGERED modes.
KEYBOARD
TOUCH RESPONSE
TOUCH
DUAL VOICE
DUAL
HARMONY/ECHO
HARMONY
• Harmony/Echo effect can not be
turned ON when a keyboard
percussion kit is selected for the
Voice.
SUSTAIN
• The Harmony/Echo effect can
not be turned ON when the FINGERED FULL mode (page 33) is
in use and will automatically be
turned OFF when the FINGERED
FULL mode is selected.
SUSTAIN
Selecting a Harmony/Echo Type
1 Select the Harmony/Echo Function
.......................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “HARM/
ECHO” in the function list to the left of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
805 Block
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
You can also enter the HARM/ECHO function by pressing and holding
the [HARMONY/ECHO] button until the arrow jumps to the “HARM/
ECHO” position and the current harmony/echo name appears in the display.
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Playing the PSR-A3
2 Select a Harmony/Echo Type
.............................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to select one of the available harmony/echo types (listed below).
• If the VOICE SET function is ON
(page 73), the harmony/echo
type will change automatically
whenever a different voice is
selected via the VOICE function.
• The harmony/echo type can be
reset to its default by simultaneously pressing the [–/NO] and [+/
YES] buttons.
● The Harmony (01~10) / Echo (11~22) Types
Type
Description
01: Duet
This harmony type produces a duophonic melody with the
second voice below the melody line.
02: 1+5
A parallel voice is produced a fifth above the melody voice.
03: Country
Similar to Duet, but the second voice is above the melody
line.
04: Trio
This harmony type generates two voices in addition to the
melody voice.
05: Block
Three or four notes are added to the melody to produce
four or five-note chords.
06: 4WayClose1
Three harmony notes are generated to produce a four-note
chord.
07: 4WayClose2
Similar to the preceding type, but depending on the chords
played this type will sometimes produce a more colorful
sound.
08: 4WayOpen
Four-note chords with open voice (large intervals between
the notes). The result is a very “open” sound. Since the
harmony notes can be as much as two octaves below the
melody, avoid playing in the lower registers.
09: Octave
One note is added an octave below the melody.
10: Strum
The notes and assignments are the same as in the Block
type, but the notes are arpeggiated.
11: Echo1/4
This type creates quarter-note delayed repeats.
12: Echo1/6
This type creates quarter-note triplet delayed
repeats.
13: Echo1/8
This type creates 8th-note delayed repeats.
14: Echo1/12
This type creates 8th-note triplet delayed
repeats.
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Playing the PSR-A3
Type
Description
15: Tremolo1/8
This type creates 8th-note tremolos.
16: Tremolo1/12
This type creates 8th-note triplet tremolos.
17: Tremolo1/16
This type creates 16th-note tremolos.
18: Tremolo1/32
This type creates 32nd-note tremolos.
19: Trill1/12
This type creates 8th-note triplet trilled repeats.
20: Trill1/16
This type creates 16th-note trilled repeats.
21: Trill1/24
This type creates 16th-note triplet trilled repeats.
22: Trill1/32
This type creates 32nd-note trilled repeats.
3 Exit
3
3
3
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Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
HARM/ECHO function.
Sustain
When the Sustain feature is ON (the sustain icon will appear next to “SUSTAIN” in the display), all notes played on the keyboard have a longer sustain.
Press the [SUSTAIN] button to turn the SUSTAIN effect ON or OFF.
• Sustain does not apply to some
voices.
KEYBOARD
TOUCH RESPONSE
TOUCH
DUAL VOICE
DUAL
HARMONY
HARMONY/ECHO
SUSTAIN
SUSTAIN
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Playing the PSR-A3
Transposition
This functions allow the overall pitch of the PSR-A3 to be transposed up or down by a maximum of one
octave in semitone increments.
1 Move the Cursor to the Transpose Value
...................................................
Use the CURSOR buttons to select the number to the right of the keyboard icon labelled “TRANSPOSE” on the display (the number will flash
when selected).
• Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the transpose value
to “0”.
• The new transpose value will
apply from the next note played.
0
TRANSPOSE
2 Set the Transposition As Required
.........................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to set the desired degree of transposition. The transpose range is from –12 to
+12, allowing a maximum upward or downward transposition of 1-octave.
A setting of “0” produces the normal pitch.
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
• Negative values can be entered
by pressing the number buttons
while holding the [–/NO] button.
Pitch Bend
The PITCH BEND wheel to the left of the keyboard allows the pitch of
notes played on the keyboard to be bend up or down - roll the wheel away from
you to bend up, and toward you to bend down.
The actual pitch bend range can be adjusted via the “PBRange” function in
the OVERALL function group (page 74).
PITCH BEND
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Digital Effects
The PSR-A3 provides a variety of Digital Effects-12 Reverb Effects, 9
Chorus Effects and 45 DSP Effects- which are specially tailored and make
your performance perfect.
801 ≤Hall1
VOICE
STYLE
NORMAL
BEAT
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
REC
SPLIT
OTS
SONG
REC
101101
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Using the Digital Effects
The PSR-A3 has three types of digital effects — Reverb, Chorus
and DSP— that can be turned ON or OFF by pressing the [REVERB]
button, [CHORUS] button and [DSP] button respectively. DSP effect
has a set of variations which can be accessed by using the [DSP VARIATION] button (ON/OFF). Each icon will appear in the display when
the effects are turned ON.
DIGITAL EFFECT
REVERB
DSP
CHORUS
DSP
VARIATION
• Pressing the [REVERB], [CHORUS] or
[DSP] button turns ON/OFF the respective effect for the VOICE function voice.
• If the Voice Set function (page 73) is
ON, the Reverb/Chorus/DSP VARIATION ON/OFF status will automatically
be determined, while DSP will be
turned ON whenever a different voice is
selected via the VOICE function.
Changing the Reverb Effect
Selecting the Reverb Effect Type
1 Select the Reverb Type Function
...................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many
times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to
“DIGITAL EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and
use the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the Reverb Type function,
“Reverb m”.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
Reverb ≥
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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Digital Effects
2 Select the Reverb Type
...................................................................................................................
Use the cursor [>] button to enter the Reverb Type function and then
select one of the 13 reverb types using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the
number buttons or the data dial. The name of the selected reverb type appears on the top line of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
101 ≤Hall1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
• The reverb type can be reset to
its default by simultaneously
pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons.
• You can return to the previous
display, “Reverbm”, by pressing
the cursor [<] button, and
choose the CHORUS or DSP
effect.
• The Reverb type will change
automatically whenever a different style is selected.
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
You can also enter the Reverb Type function by pressing and holding the
[REVERB] button until the arrow jumps to the “DIGITAL EFFECT” position and the current reverb type name appears in the display.
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• See page 83 for a complete
listing of the reverb types.
Exit .........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
• If you want to disable the reverb
effect for all the data excepting
VOICE function voice, select
OFF in the Type selection.
The Reverb Types
01~04
05~08
09, 10
11, 12
13
Hall 1~4
Room 1~4
Stage 1, 2
Plate 1, 2
OFF
Setting the Reverb Return Level
The reverb return level determines the amount of “wet” (affected) signals output to the amplifier.
1 Select the Reverb Return Level Function
..................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DIGITAL
EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and use the cursor
[▲] and [▼] buttons to select the Reverb Return Level function.
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2 Set the Reverb Return Level
................................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to set the desired reverb return level. The range is from “00” to “127”.
3 Exit
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The reverb return level designated here affects the entire
setting, while the reverb send
level can be applied to the voice
selected via the VOICE function,
the split voice and the dual voice
separately via the “RevLevel” in
the OVERALL function group, the
“S.RevLvl” in the SPLIT VOICE
function and the “D.RevLvl” in the
DUAL VOICE function (see
pages 72, 16 and 19).
• The default reverb return level =
64 can be recalled instantly by
pressing both the [–/NO] and [+/
YES] buttons simultaneously.
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Digital Effects
Changing the Chorus Effect
Selecting the Chorus Effect Type
1 Select the Chorus Type Function
...............................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DIGITAL
EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and use the cursor
[▲] and [▼] buttons to select the Chorus Type function, “Chorus m”.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
Chorus ≥
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2
Select the Chorus Type ..................................................................................................................
Use the cursor [>] button to enter the Chorus Type function and then
select one of the 10 chorus types using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the
number buttons or the data dial. The name of the selected chorus type appears on the top line of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
101 ≤Chorus1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
You can also enter the Chorus Type function by pressing and holding the
[CHORUS] button until the arrow jumps to the “DIGITAL EFFECT” position and the current chorus type name appears in the display.
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• See page 83 for a complete
listing of the chorus types.
• The chorus type will change
automatically whenever a different style is selected.
• You can return to the previous
display, “Chorusm”, by pressing
the cursor [<] button, and
choose the REVERB or DSP
effect.
• The chorus type can be reset to
its default by simultaneously
pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons.
• If you want to disable the chorus
effect for all the data excepting
VOICE function voice, select
OFF in the Type selection.
The Chorus Types
01~05
06~09
10
Chorus 1~5
Flanger 1~4
OFF
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Digital Effects
3 Exit
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
Setting the Chorus Return Level
The chorus return level determines the amount of “wet” (affected) signals output to the amplifier.
1 Select the Chorus Return Level Function
.................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DIGITAL
EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and use the cursor
[▲] and [▼] buttons to select the Chorus Return Level function.
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2 Set the Chorus Return Level
...............................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to set the desired chorus return level. The range is from “00” to “127”.
3 Exit
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The chorus return level designated here affects the entire
setting, while the chorus send
level can be applied to the voice
selected via the VOICE function,
the split voice and the dual voice
separately via the “ChoLevel” in
the OVERALL function group, the
“S.ChoLvl” in the SPLIT VOICE
function and the “D.ChoLvl” in
the DUAL VOICE function (see
pages 72, 16 and 19).
• The default chorus return level =
64 can be recalled instantly by
pressing both the [–/NO] and [+/
YES] buttons simultaneously.
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
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Digital Effects
Changing the DSP Effect
Selecting the DSP Effect Type
1 Select the DSP Type Function
..........................................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DIGITAL
EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and use the cursor
[▲] and [▼] buttons to select the DSP Type function, “Dsp m”.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
Dsp
≥
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select the DSP Type
..............................................................................................................................
Use the cursor [>] button to enter theDSP Type function and then select
one of the 46 DSP types using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number
buttons or the data dial. The name of the selected DSP type appears on the
top line of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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110 ≤Stage2
The DSP Types
01~04
05~08
09, 10
11, 12
13, 14
15
16
17~21
22~25
26
27
28~32
33, 34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Hall 1~4
Room 1~4
Stage 1, 2
Plate 1, 2
Early Reflection 1, 2
Gate Reverb
Reverse Gate
Chorus 1~5
Flanger 1~4
Symphonic
Phaser
Rotary Speaker 1~5
Tremolo 1, 2
Guitar Tremolo
Auto Pan
Auto Wah
Delay L, C, R
Delay L, R
Echo
Cross Delay
Distortion Hard
Distortion Soft
EQ Disco
EQ Telephone
OFF
• See page 83 for a complete
listing of the DSP types.
• The DSP type can be reset to its
default by simultaneously pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons.
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73) the DSP type will
change automatically whenever a
different voice is selected via the
VOICE function.
• When the Rotary Speaker 1~5 is
selected, the [DSP VARIATION]
button (ON/OFF) will switch the
speed of the rotating speaker
between fast (ON) and slow
(OFF).
• You can return to the previous
display, “Dspm”, by pressing the
cursor [<] button, and choose
the REVERB or CHORUS effect.
• If you want to disable the DSP
effect for all the data excepting
VOICE function voice, select
OFF in the Type selection.
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Digital Effects
Each DSP effect has its own variation. Press the [DSP VARIATION]
button to ON to activate each variation.
You can also enter the DSP Type function by pressing and holding the
[DSP] button until the arrow jumps to the “DIGITAL EFFECT” position
and the current DSP type name appears in the display.
3 Exit
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
Setting the DSP Return Level
The DSP return level determines the amount of “wet” (affected) signals output to the amplifier.
1 Select the DSP Return Level Function
............................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “DIGITAL
EFFECT” in the function list to the left of the display, and use the cursor
[▲] and [▼] buttons to select the DSP Return Level function.
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2 Set the DSP Return Level
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The DSP return level can not be
changed for the insertion DSP
types (see page 82). In this case,
“- - -” will appear on the display.
• The default DSP return level = 64
can be recalled instantly by
pressing both the [–/NO] and [+/
YES] buttons simultaneously.
..........................................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to set the desired DSP return level. The range is from “00” to “127”. The
DSP send level can be adjusted via the “DspLevel” function in the OVERALL function group-see page 72.
3 Exit
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
DIGITAL EFFECT function.
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Using Auto Accompaniment
The PSR-A3 has 140 (including 40 oriental styles) different accompaniment “styles” that can be used to provide fully-orchestrated or rhythmonly accompaniment. The PSR-A3’s sophisticated Auto Accompaniment
system can provide automated bass and chord backing that is perfectly
matched to the selected accompaniment style.
• The maximum number of notes that can be played simultaneously on the PSR-A3 keyboard is
reduced when the Accompaniment is used.
About the PSR-A3 Styles
The styles are created with the “Style File Format”, Yamaha’s original auto-accompaniment format which has evolved through years of development and refinement.
Style File Format allows you to use exceptionally high quality accompaniments with
a variety of chord types through its unique conversion system. Style File Format
styles, based on GM system level 1, can be played with the GM compatible tone
generator. In addition to the internal styles, the optional music cartridges let you use
different high quality styles created with the Style File Format.
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VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
DUAL VOICE
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
REC
HARM/ECHO
VOICE
OVERALL
1 134126152105
REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
the SINGLE or FINGERED
1 Select
Accompaniment Mode
.....................................................................................................................
Press the [MODE] button to the right of the display as many times as
necessary until the arrow in the display appears next to “SINGLE” or “FINGERED” in the mode list to the right of the display. If you select the “SINGLE” mode, accompaniment chords are played as follows:
NORMAL
SPLIT
SINGLE
FINGERED
MODE
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Using Auto Accompaniment
● SINGLE FINGER ACCOMPANIMENT
Single-finger accompaniment makes it simple to produce beautifully
orchestrated accompaniment using major, seventh, minor and minorseventh chords by pressing a minimum number of keys on the left-hand
section of the keyboard. The abbreviated chord fingerings described below are used:
C
■ For a major chord, press the root key only.
Cm
■ For a minor chord, simultaneously press the root key
and a black key to its left.
■ For a seventh chord, simultaneously press the root
key and a white key to its left.
C7
Cm7
■ For a minor-seventh chord, simultaneously press the
root key and both a white and black key to its left.
the FINGERED Mode is Selected, Select the
2 IfDesired
Fingering Mode
...............................................................................................................
The PSR-A3 has three fingering modes for fingered accompaniment —
Normal, Bass and Full. The NORMAL mode is automatically selected
whenever the power is initially turned ON. To select a different fingering
mode first select the OVERALL functions by pressing the [FUNCTION]
button to the left of the display as many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “OVERALL” in the function list to the
left of the display. “FngrngMd” should appear on the top line of the display
(if a different OVERALL function is selected, press the cursor [▲] or [▼]
button as many times as necessary until “FngrngMd” appears). Then use the
[–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons and the data dial to select the desired fingering
mode (the mode abbreviation appears to the left of “FngrngMd” on the display).
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
nor FngrngMd
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
The Normal (“nor”), Bass (“bAS”) and Full (“Full”) fingering modes
function as follows:
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Using Auto Accompaniment
● NORMAL
This is the default FINGERED accompaniment mode. The NORMAL
mode lets you finger your own chords on the left-hand section of the
keyboard (i.e. all keys to the left of and including the split-point key —
normally 59 while the PSR-A3 supplies appropriately orchestrated
rhythm, bass, and chord accompaniment in the selected style.
The FINGERED mode will accept the chord types listed below (notes in
parentheses may be omitted).
Example for “C” chords
Cm 6
Cm 7
Cdim
Cdim 7
C7
C 7 sus4
C 7 b5
CM 7 aug
C 7 aug
Csus 4
)
)
)
)
Chord Name/[Abbreviation]
Normal Voicing
Chord (C)
Display
Major [M]
Major sixth [6]
Major seventh [M7]
Major seventh sharp eleventh [M7#11]
Major add ninth [Madd9]
Major ninth [M9]
Major sixth add ninth [6 9]
Augmented [aug]
Minor [m]
Minor sixth [m6]
Minor seventh [m7]
Minor seventh flatted fifth [m7b5]
Minor add ninth [madd9]
Minor ninth [m9]
Minor eleventh [m11]
Minor major seventh [mM7]
Minor major ninth [mM9]
Diminished [dim]
Diminished seventh [dim7]
Seventh [7]
Seventh suspended fourth [7sus4]
Seventh flatted fifth [7b5]
Seventh ninth [7 9]
Seventh sharp eleventh [7#11]
1-3-5
1-(3)-5-6
1-3-(5)-7
1-(2)-3-#4-(5)-7
1-2-3-5
1-2-3-(5)-7
1-2-3-(5)-6
1-3-#5
1-b3-5
1-b3-5-6
1-b3-(5)-b7
1-b3-b5-b7
1-2-b3-5
1-2-b3-(5)-b7
1-(2)-b3-4-5-(b7)
1-b3-(5)-7
1-2-b3-(5)-7
1-b3-b5
1-b3-b5-6
1-3-(5)-b7
1-4-5-b7
1-3-b5-b7
1-2-3-(5)-b7
1-2-3-#4-(5)-b7 or
1-(2)-3-#4-5-b7
1-3-(5)-6-b7 or
2-3-5-6-b7
1-b2-3-(5)-b7
1-3-5-b6-b7
(1)-#2-3-(5)-b7
1-3-#5-7
(1)-3-#5-b7
1-4-5
1-2-5
C
C6
CM7
CM7#11
CMadd9
CM9
C6 9
Caug
Cm
Cm6
Cm7
Cm7b5
Cmadd9
Cm9
Cm11
CmM7
CmM9
Cdim
Cdim7
C7
C7sus4
C7b5
C7 9
C7#11
C
C6
CM7
CM7(#11)
CM(9)
CM7(9)
C6(9)
Caug
Cm
Cm6
Cm7
Cm7b5
Cm(9)
Cm7(9)
Cm7(11)
CmM7
CmM7(9)
Cdim
Cdim7
C7
C7sus4
C7b5
C7(9)
C7(#11)
C7 13
C7(13)
C7b9
C7b13
C7#9
CM7aug
C7aug
Csus4
C1+2+5
C7(b9)
C7(b13)
C7(#9)
CM7aug
C7aug
Csus4
C
Seventh flatted ninth [7b9]
Seventh flatted thirteenth [7b13]
Seventh sharp ninth [7#9]
Major seventh augmented [M7aug]
Seventh augmented [7aug]
Suspended fourth [sus4]
One plus two plus five [1+2+5]
C 1+2+5
(
)
(
)
(
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
C 7 #9
)
)
(
C 7 b13
(
)
(
C 7 b9
Seventh thirteenth [7 13]
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(
(
)
(
)
Cm 11
)
CmM 9
Cm
(
(
)
(
CmM 7
Caug
C6 9
(
C 7 13
CM 9
)
C 7 #11
CMadd 9
(
C7 9
)
Cm 9
(
Cm add 9
)
Cm 7 b5
CM7 #11
CM 7
(
C6
)
C
• If you play any three adjacent
keys (including black keys), the
chord sound will be cancelled
and only the rhythm instruments
will continue playing (CHORD
CANCEL function).
• An octave (1+8) produces accompaniment based only on the
root.
• A perfect fifth (1+5) produces
accompaniment based only on
the root and fifth which can be
used with many major and minor
chords.
• The chord fingerings listed are all
in “root” position, but other inversions can be used — with the
following exceptions:
* 6 chords are only recognized
in root position. All other inversions are interpreted as m7.
* 6 9 chords are only recognized
in root position. All other inversions are interpreted as m11.
* m6 chords are only recognized
in root position. All other inversions are interpreted as m7b5.
* 1+2+5 chords are only recognized in root position. All other
inversions are interpreted as
sus4.
* With aug and dim7 chords the
lowest note played is assumed
to be the root.
* With 7#11 and 7b5 chords the
lowest note played is assumed
to be the root or b7.
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Using Auto Accompaniment
● BASS
This is essentially the same as the NORMAL mode, above, except that
the lowest note played in the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard will be played by the bass part rather than the chord root.
C
C on E
C on G
● FULL
In this mode the PSR-A3 automatically differentiates between left-hand
chords and right-hand melody, no matter where they are played on the
keyboard. Right-hand chords with a left-hand bass line — single or octave — are also recognized. In the former case left-hand chords are recognized and accompaniment is produced in the same way as in the NORMAL mode, in the latter case the right-hand chords are recognized in the
same way but the accompaniment bass line will be based on the left-hand
bass line you play. This means you can play in just about any style anywhere on the keyboard, and the PSR-A3 will automatically produce appropriate accompaniment.
3 Select the Style Function
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
• The Harmony/Echo feature (page
20) has no effect in the FULL
mode.
...........................................................................................................
Press the [STYLE] button to directly select the STYLE function.
Another way to do this is to press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of
the display as many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display
appears next to “STYLE” in the function list to the left of the display.
FUNCTION
• A single note one octave lower
than the lowest note of the chord
is recognized as a bass note,
and a single note eleven notes
higher is recognized as a melody
note.
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• The “AcompVol” function in the
OVERALL function group can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [STYLE] button.
STYLE
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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4 Select a Style
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The PSR-A3 has 140 styles that can be selected by using either the [–/
NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial (these controls function in the same way as for voice selection — see page 12). The
styles are listed in the STYLE list printed at the top of the instrument’s control panel. The number and name of the currently selected style appears on
the top line of the display while the STYLE function is selected.
5 Set the Tempo
• See page 65 for details on selecting cartridge styles.
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When you select a different style while the accompaniment is not playing, the “default” tempo for that style is also selected, and the tempo is displayed to the right of the metronome icon “TEMPO” in quarter-note beats
per minute. If the accompaniment is playing and the One Touch Setting
function is OFF (page 42), the same tempo is maintained even if you select
a different style.
You can change the tempo to any value between 32 and 280 beats per
minute, however, by using TEMPO [▲] and [▼] buttons. Press either button
briefly to decrement or increment the tempo value by one, or hold the button
for continuous decrementing or incrementing. The default tempo for the
selected style can be recalled at any time by pressing both the TEMPO [▲]
and [▼] buttons simultaneously.
TEMPO
TEMPO
RESET
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You can also use the CURSOR buttons to select the tempo value in the
display, and then use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons
or the data dial to set the tempo value as required. In this case the [–/NO]
and [+/YES] buttons can be pressed simultaneously to recall the default
tempo. This can be done either before the accompaniment is started or while
it is playing.
CURSOR
TEMPO
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7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
• In this case, three-digit numbers
(i.e. “100” through “280”) are
entered by first pressing and
holding the [1] or [2] button until
“1” or “2” appears in the hundreds position on the display,
then pressing the remaining two
digits in sequence.
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Using Auto Accompaniment
6 Start the Accompaniment
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There are several ways to start the accompaniment:
● Straight start:
Press the [START/STOP] button. The rhythm will begin playing immediately without bass and chord accompaniment. The currently selected
MAIN [A] or [B] section will play.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
B
● Start with an introduction followed by the MAIN A section:
Press the [INTRO] button so that its indicator lights, press the MAIN
[A] button (not necessary if its indicator is already flashing), then press
[START/STOP] button.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
• It is possible to select the MAIN
A or B section prior to a straight
start — refer to “8. Select the
MAIN A and B Sections as Required,” below.
INTRO
MAIN
• The [INTRO] button can be used
to select the INTRO section even
while the accompaniment is
playing.
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
B
● Start with an introduction followed by the MAIN B section:
Press the [INTRO] button so that its indicator lights, press the MAIN
[B] button (not necessary if its indicator is already flashing), then press
[START/STOP] button.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
B
● Synchronized start:
Any of the above start types can be synchronized to the first note or
chord played on the left-hand section of the keyboard (i.e. keys to the left
of and including the split-point key — normally 59) by first pressing the
[SYNC-START/STOP] button.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
B
• If you press the [SYNC-START/
STOP] button while the accompaniment is playing, the accompaniment will stop and the
synchro start mode will be engaged.
• The accompaniment split point
can be changed via the
“AccSpPnt” function in the
OVERALL function group — see
page 41.
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Pressing the [SYNC-START/STOP] button alone causes a straight start
to occur when the first note or chord is played. Press the [SYNCSTART/STOP] button and then the appropriate [INTRO] and [MAIN]
buttons for a synchronized introduction start. The BEAT display will
flash at the current tempo when a synchronized start mode has been selected.
The synchro start mode can be disengaged prior to actually starting the
accompaniment by pressing the [SYNC-START/STOP] button a second
time.
• If you press and hold the [SYNCSTART/STOP] button the
“InitSnd?” function will be selected — see page 78.
On the Auto-accompaniment Section
7 Play
Of the Keyboard
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As soon as you play any fingering that the PSR-A3 can “recognize” on
the left-hand section of the keyboard (or anywhere on the keyboard if the
FULL fingering mode is selected), the PSR-A3 will automatically begin to
play the appropriate bass line and chord parts along with the selected style.
The accompaniment will continue playing even if you release the keys.
The chord name recognized will be shown above “CHORD” in the display.
m
7
CHORD
● The Beat Indicator
The four dots of the BEAT display provide a visual indication of the selected tempo and beat as shown below.
4/4 time
3/4 time
1st beat
2nd beat
3rd beat
BEAT
4th beat
BEAT
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Using Auto Accompaniment
8 Select the MAIN A and B Sections as Required
............................
The MAIN A and MAIN B sections can be selected at any time during
playback by pressing the corresponding button. Whenever you press the
MAIN [A] or [B] button during playback, the PSR-A3 will generate an appropriate “fill-in” (one of four types) which will smoothly connect the current section to the selected section — even if it is the same section. For example, if you press the MAIN [A] button while the MAIN A section is playing, a fill-in will be produced, then the MAIN A section will continue playing. When you select a different section, the fill-in will begin immediately
and the new section will actually begin playing from the top of the next
measure unless the MAIN [A] or [B] button is pressed during the last beat
of the measure, in which case the fill-in will begin from the first beat of the
next measure.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
9 Stop the Accompaniment
B
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The accompaniment can be stopped at any time by pressing the [START/
STOP] button. Press the [ENDING] button if you want to go to the ending
section and then stop. The ending section will begin from the top of the next
measure.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
A
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
ENDING
AUTO FILL
INTRO
B
MAIN
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
B
• Some INTRO and ENDING
sections have their own chord
progressions which play in the
current accompaniment key.
• If the MAIN [A] or [B] button is
pressed while the ENDING section is playing, an appropriate fillin will be played, followed by a
return to the MAIN A or B section.
• The accompaniment volume can
be adjusted independently of the
main keyboard volume via the
“AcompVol” function in the
OVERALL function group — see
page 73.
■ The Stop Accompaniment Function
While the SINGLE or FINGERED mode is selected chords played in the
Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard are also detected and played
by the PSR-A3 Auto Accompaniment system when the accompaniment is
stopped (except when the FULL FINGERED mode is engaged). In this case
the bass note and chord voices are selected automatically.
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Accompaniment Track Control
The PSR-A3 has eight accompaniment tracks — RHYTHM 1/2, BASS,
CHORD 1/2, PAD, and PHRASE 1/2 — that you can control to modify the
“orchestration” and therefore the overall sound of the accompaniment. When
the power switch is turned ON or an accompaniment style is selected,
RHYTHM 1, CHORD 1 and PHRASE 1 tracks appear on the display.
RHYTHM 2, CHORD 2 and PHRASE 2 tracks can be selected by moving the
<] or [>
>] button from track to track when the cursor is located at one
cursor [<
of the track icons. If the RHYTHM 1 track is selected and the cursor is moved
once to the right, for example, the cursor will not actually move but
“RHYTHM 2” will appear in place of “RHYTHM 1” and the parameters for
the RHYTHM 2 track can be changed as required. The same applies to the
CHORD 1 and 2, and PHRASE 1 and 2 tracks.
• The icons for all tracks that contain data in any section will appear whenever an accompaniment style is selected.
● What’s in the Tracks
RHYTHM
1
BASS
CHORD
1
PAD
PHRASE
1
ON /
OFF
VOICE
1 135102117130
VOL
ACCOMP TRACK
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RHYTHM 1&2
Both these tracks provide the drum and/or percussion sounds.
BASS
The BASS track always plays a bass line, but the voice will
change to fit the selected style … acoustic bass, synth bass,
tuba, etc.
CHORD 1&2
Both these tracks provide the rhythmic chordal accompaniment
required by each style. You’ll find guitar, piano, and other
chordal instruments here.
PAD
This track plays long chords where necessary, using sustained
instruments such as strings, organ, choir.
PHRASE 1&2
This is where the musical embellishments reside. The
PHRASE tracks are used for punchy brass stabs, arpeggiated
chords, and other extras that make the accompaniment more
interesting.
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Using Auto Accompaniment
■ Large/Small Accompaniment .............................................................................................
The simplest form of accompaniment track control is provided by the
[ACCOMP LARGE/SMALL] button. This button alternately turns the
appropriate track (s) ON and OFF, thereby changing the number of parts in
the accompaniment. When the LARGE accompaniment is selected and accompaniment tracks are ON, their respective icons will appear in the appropriate positions in the display. When the SMALL accompaniment is selected, some tracks for that style will be turned OFF and their respective
icons will disappear.
RHYTHM
1
BASS
CHORD
1
PAD
• The LARGE accompaniment is
always selected whenever a new
style is selected.
• Please note that the tracks used
depend on the selected style and
all the tracks are not always
active even when the LARGE
accompaniment is selected.
PHRASE
1
ON /
OFF
ACCOMP LARGE/SMALL
■ Muting Individual Tracks ..............................................................................................................
The PSR-A3 Auto Accompaniment system includes five Track buttons
which allow you to control the accompaniment arrangement in real time.
The accompaniment tracks can be turned OFF (muted) or ON by pressing
the corresponding TRACK buttons. The track icon will disappear when a
track is muted.
For example, PHRASE 1 and 2 tracks are turned ON or OFF at the same
time by pressing the PHRASE track button. The same applies to the
RHYTHM 1 and 2, and CHORD 1 and 2 tracks.
RHYTHM
1
BASS
CHORD
1
PAD
PHRASE
1
ON /
OFF
VOICE
1 135102117130
VOL
ACCOMP TRACK
TRACK ON/OFF
Individual accompaniment tracks can also be turned OFF (muted) or ON
by using the cursor buttons to select the icon of the target track (the icon and
track name will flash), and then using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or
the data dial to turn the track OFF or ON, respectively. In this way,
RHYTHM 1 and RHYTHM 2 tracks can be independently turned OFF or
ON. The same applies to the CHORD 1 and 2, and PHRASE 1 and 2 tracks.
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■ Changing Accompaniment Track Voices ......................................................
You can change the voice used for each track by moving the cursor buttons to select the voice number of the target track (the voice number will
flash), and then using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons
or the data dial to select the desired voice number. Please note that the GM
voices are used for the accompaniment instead of the panel voices. Therefore, voice numbers of the accompaniment tracks are different from the ones
for the PSR-A3 panel voices. Refer to the GM Voice List (see page 91) for
the GM voice numbers and names. Only the numbers from 1 through 9 can
be selected for the RHYTHM tracks. In this case, the numbers from 1
through 9 correspond to the PERCUSSION KIT numbers 129 through 137.
Voice numbers 01 through 137 can be selected for all other tracks.
PAD
ON /
OFF
VOICE
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Voice Number
VOL
■ Adjusting Accompaniment Track Volume ...................................................
The volume of each accompaniment track can be adjusted to produce the
ideal “mix” between tracks. Use the cursor buttons to select the volume bar
of the target track (the volume bar will flash), and then use the [–/NO] and
[+/YES] buttons and the data dial to set the maximum volume of the track
as required. The shorter the bar, the lower the volume. During playback the
top segment of each volume bar will remain at the maximum volume level,
while the lower bars will move according to the amount of activity in each
track.
PAD
VOL
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• After changing the voice or volume, the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons can be pressed simultaneously to reset the initial values.
• The track data changed applies
to all sections.
ON /
OFF
VOICE
• When a different style number is
selected, all accompaniment
track parameters will be reset to
their initial values. Use the REGISTRATION MEMORY — page
47 — if you want to store a particular set of settings for instant
recall when needed.
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Volume
• Muting individual tracks, changing accompaniment track voices
and adjusting accompaniment
track volume cannot be executed
during song recording.
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Using Auto Accompaniment
Changing the Accompaniment Split Point
1 Select the Accompaniment Split Point Function
.........................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “OVERALL”
in the function list to the left of the display. Then use the cursor [▲] and [▼]
buttons to select the “AccSpPnt” function from within the OVERALL function list.
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
059 AccSpPnt
SONG
CURSOR
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Set As Required
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Simply press the key you want to assign as the split point. The key
number of the key you press will appear to the left of “AccSpPnt” on the top
line of the display. You can also use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the
number buttons or the data dial to enter the split point key number. The lowest key on the keyboard (C1) is key number “36”, middle C (C3) is “60”,
and the highest key (C6) is “96”. The split point can be set at any key
number from 00 through 127, allowing the split point to be set outside the
range of the PSR-A3 keyboard for MIDI applications.
1* – –
3 Exit
• The split point key becomes the
highest key in the Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard.
• The default split point (59) can be
instantly recalled by pressing the
[–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons at the
same time.
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
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Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
OVERALL functions.
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One Touch Setting
One Touch Setting lets you instantly select the appropriate panel settings
suitable for the current style. Each style (140 styles) contains four variations.
This means that you can freely use 560 different panel settings. The One Touch
Setting feature automatically sets the following parameters:
One Touch Setting Parameter List
•
•
•
•
Voice number
Octave
Pan
Dual Voice (Voice number, volume,
octave, reverb level, chorus level,
pan)
• Dual ON/OFF
• Split Voice (Voice number, volume,
octave, reverb level, chorus level,
pan, split point=59)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1 Turn On the One Touch Setting
Keyboard volume
Reverb level
Chorus level
DSP level
Harmony/Echo ON/OFF, type
DSP type
Sustain (Panel) ON/OFF
Reverb ON/OFF
Chorus ON/OFF
DSP ON/OFF
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DSP variation ON/OFF
Multi Pad Kit number
Style parameters=default
Synchro start=ON
Accomp volume=100
Accomp split point=59
Accomp large/small=large
Tempo=Default (for the currently
selected style)
• Main A/B section
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Press the [ONE TOUCH SETTING] button so that the “OTS” icon appears
next to the BEAT display and number “1 “ (type1) appears above “REGIST” on
the display. The panel settings, with the type1 selected, suitable for the currently selected style are automatically set up for you to play.
The BEAT indicator dots flash at the tempo and synchro start mode is engaged.
• If the One Touch Setting is
turned ON when the NORMAL or
SPLIT mode is selected, the
FINGERED mode is automatically selected.
• You can create your original
setting by editing the One Touch
Setting data and store it into the
Registration Memory — see page
47.
BEAT
ONE TOUCH
SETTING
OTS
REGIST
REPEAT
2 Select another Type
• “No OTS” will appear on the
display if the optional cartridge
styles have no one touch setting
data.
CHORD
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Press one of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons [2]~[4] to select another type. The corresponding One Touch Setting number appears above
“REGIST” in the display, and the display changes to the one for the selected
type.
MEMORIZE
1
2
3
4
ACCOMP
FREEZE
REGIST
One Touch Setting can be turned OFF by pressing the [ONE TOUCH SETTING] button a second time so that the “OTS” icon disappears from the display.
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Using Arabic Scales
The PSR-A3’s Arabic Scale feature lets you simply and easily raise or
lower the pitch of the specific note(s) and create your own scale (arabic
scale). You can change the scale settings at any time- even when you are
playing. The PSR-A3 is capable of registering 6 scale settings so that you
can memorize your own setting and recall it whenever you want to use.
-50 SclTune≥
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
TRANSPOSE
PAD
OVERALL
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY MELODY
1
1
2
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
MEASURE
REC
VOICE
1 134126152105
REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Setting an Arabic Scale
The [SCALE SETTING] buttons, located at the top left side of the
panel, simulate an one-octave keyboard (C through B). Pressing each button
turns ON and OFF the “Scale Setting” feature of the specific note. The “Scale
Setting” feature affects all the notes having the same note name in all the
register. When set to ON (the indicator above the selected button is lit), you
can play on the keyboard in the arabic scale. The default scale setting (tuning)
for each note is –50 cents. You can also adjust the scale tuning by 1 cent as
follows.
SCALE
SETTING
• The Scale Setting function is always turned OFF, whenever the
power switch is turned ON.
• Pressing one of the [SCALE SETTING] buttons to ON always sets
the tuning to –50 cents (default
value).
• The song and multi pad playback
are tuned by pressing the [SCALE
SETTING] button to ON.
• The [SCALE SETTING] indicator
will light or go out according to the
song playback data.
• Any scale setting changes including
the ones in the song playback data
will take effect at the appropriate
times.
• The Scale Setting function has no
effect on the keyboard percussion
voices (see page 14).
• It may take some time to process
the scale setting change when
recording/playing a song or playing
an accompaniment.
Adjusting the Scale Tuning
1 Select the Scale Tuning Function
.........................................................................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “OVERALL” in the function list to the left of the display and use the cursor [▲]
and [▼] buttons to select “SclTunem”, the Scale Tuning function.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
800 SclTune≥
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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Using Arabic Scales
2 Select a Note to Set the Tuning
......................................................................................
Use the cursor [>] button to enter the Scale Tuning function and then
select one of the notes using the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons (the selected
note name appears on the top line of the display).
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VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
• You can return to the previous
display “SclTunem” by pressing
the cursor [<] button.
C
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
You can also enter the Scale Tuning function by pressing and holding
one of the [SCALE SETTING] button until the arrowhead jumps to the
OVERALL position and the current scale tuning of the specific note appears
on the display.
3 Adjust the Scale Tuning
................................................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to adjust the desired tuning. The tuning range is from “–64” to “63” cents
(one cent is one hundredth of a semitone).
1*
*
––
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
• Press the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons simultaneously to instantly reset the scale tuning to
“00”.
• If the scale is tuned to the value
other than 00 (not regular scale),
the indicator of the [SCALE
SETTING] button corresponding
to the note will be lit.
If you want to keep the adjusted scale tunings, be sure to store it into the
Scale Memory (see page 45) before turning the [SCALE SETTING] button
to OFF.
4 Exit
.........................................................................................................................................................................................
Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
OVERALL function.
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Using Arabic Scales
Registering the Scale Settings
1 Set Up the Scale Settings as Required
...........................................................
Make the desired scale settings. The following settings are memorized by
the Scale Memory function:
• Scale Tuning
• Scale Setting ON/OFF
2 Register the Settings
..........................................................................................................................
While holding the [MEMORIZE] button, press one of the SCALE
MEMORY buttons. Any data that was previously in the selected location is
erased and replaced by the new settings. The indicator of the selected button
will light to indicate that the data has been stored.
MEMORIZE 1
2
3
4
5
• The Scale Memory data is retained in memory even when the
power switch is turned OFF, as
long as the batteries are installed
or the AC adaptor is connected.
• All OFF scale settings (regular
scale) can also be memorized.
6
SCALE
MEMORY
Recall the Scale Settings
The scale settings stored to a SCALE MEMORY button can be recalled at
any time simply by pressing the appropriate button.
The indicator of the selected button will flash as soon as any change is made
to the scale settings. A flashing SCALE MEMORY indicator therefore indicates that the current scale settings do not correspond to those stored in the
SCALE MEMORY.
MEMORIZE 1
2
3
4
5
• The stored scale settings can be
recalled again by pressing the
[SCALE MEMORY] button which
indicator is flashing.
6
SCALE
MEMORY
The scale memory function can be turned OFF by pressing the [SCALE
MEMORY] button which indicator is lit, so that the indicator goes out and
PSR-A3 returns to the regular scale setting.
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Using Arabic Scales
Accompaniment Scale Tuning
The Scale Setting feature of the specific note for the accompaniment can also be turned ON by pressing the [SCALE SETTING] button. If you want to change the tuning of the accompaniment with playing
the tuned melody, turn the Accompaniment Scale Tuning to ON in the OVERALL function group.
1 Select the Accompaniment Scale Tuning Function
................
Press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times
as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “OVERALL”
in the function list to the left of the display and use the cursor [▲] and [▼]
buttons to select “TuneAcc”, the Accompaniment Scale Tuning function.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
oFF TuneAcc
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Turn the Accompaniment Scale Tuning ON/OFF
..........................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to turn the Accompaniment Scale Tuning OFF or ON. The tuned accompaniment will be
played when turned ON.
1* – –
3 Exit
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
• The Accompaniment Scale Tuning function is always turned
OFF, whenever the power switch
is turned ON.
• When the Accompaniment Scale
Tuning is turned ON, the base
note and chord voices for the
Stop Accompaniment function
(see page 37) are also tuned.
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Press the [VOICE] button or select a different function to exit from the
OVERALL function.
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Registration Memory
The PSR-A3 Registration Memory feature can be used to memorize 128
complete control-panel setups (32 banks, 4 setups each) that you can
recall whenever needed.
801 Bank1
VOICE
STYLE
NORMAL
BEAT
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
SPLIT
OTS
SONG
REC
REC
101101
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Registering the Panel Settings
1 Set Up the Controls as Required
................................................................................
Make the desired control settings. The following settings are memorized
by the Registration Memory function:
● Data Stored By the Registration Memory
VOICE PARAMETERS
• Voice number
• Keyboard volume
• Octave
• Pan
• Split voice (Voice number,
volume, octave, reverb level,
chorus level, pan, split point)
• Dual voice (Voice number,
volume, octave, reverb level,
chorus level, pan)
• Dual voice ON/OFF
• Touch response ON/OFF,
sensitivity
• Harmony/Echo ON/OFF,
type
• DSP ON/OFF, DSP (type,
return level)
• DSP variation ON/OFF
• Reverb ON/OFF
• Chorus ON/OFF
• Sustain (Panel) ON/OFF
• Reverb Level
• Chorus Level
• DSP Level
• Pitch Bend Range
2 Select a Registration Bank (if necessary)
ACCOMPANIMENT PARAMETERS
• Mode (NORMAL/SPLIT/SINGLE/FINGERED)
• Style number (includes cartridge styles)
• Tempo
• Split point (Accomp)
• Fingering mode
• Accompaniment volume
• Track data (Track ON/OFF, voice, volume)
• Main A/B section
• Transpose
• Multi Pad Kit number
• Reverb (type, return level)
• Chorus (type, return level)
.................................................
Any of the 32 Registration Memory banks can be selected via the
REGIST MEMORY function. Use the [FUNCTION] buttons to move the
arrowhead next to “REGIST MEMORY” in the function list to the left of
the display, then use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or
the data dial to select the desired Registration Memory bank (01 through
32).
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
• The REGIST MEMORY function
can be quickly selected by pressing and holding the [MEMORIZE]
button.
101 Bank1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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Registration Memory
3 Register the Settings
..........................................................................................................................
While holding the [MEMORIZE] button, press one of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons. Any data that was previously in the selected location is erased and replaced by the new settings. The corresponding Registration Memory number will appear above “REGIST” in the display.
MEMORIZE
1
2
3
4
• Please note that anytime you
store to a REGISTRATION
MEMORY button, all settings
previously stored in that button
will be erased and replaced by
the new settings.
ACCOMP
FREEZE
REGISTRATION
MEMORY
● Enter a New Name for the Registration Bank
If you want to enter a descriptive name for easier identification, enter
your original Registration Bank name, this is recommended.
Use the cursor [>] button to move the cursor to the first (left most)
character of the Registration Bank name in the display. A Registration
Bank name can consist of up to 8 characters. The position of the character you want to enter or change can be selected by moving the cursor.
Using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial, enter the desired character listed below. The number buttons can also be used to enter the number. If you want to insert an underline character at the cursor
position, press the cursor [▲] button. If you want to delete a character at
the cursor position, press the cursor [▼] button. When you’ve finished
entering the Registration Bank name, move the cursor to the position
other than the Registration Bank name so that the newly entered Registration Bank name will be memorized.
• The Registration Memory data
including it’s name is retained in
memory even when the power
switch is turned OFF, as long as
the batteries are installed or the
AC adaptor is connected.
Character List
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789–
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Registration Memory
Recall the Registered Panel Settings
Simply select the appropriate bank as described above, then press the desired REGISTRATION MEMORY button at any time to recall the memorized
settings. The corresponding Registration Memory number will appear above
“REGIST” in the display, and the appropriate setting changes will appear in the
display.
The indicator of the selected REGISTRATION MEMORY will flash as
soon as any change is made to the panel settings. In other words, if the REGISTRATION MEMORY indicator is flashing, the current panel settings are different from those stored in the memory.
No REGISTRATION MEMORY indicator will be showing when the PSRA3 is turned ON or a bank is selected.
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
• Music Cartridge registration
settings can be recalled in the
same way — see page 67.
• If the Accomp Freeze function is
ON when a REGISTRATION
MEMORY is recalled, the registration number will flash.
• Registration bank 01 can be
instantly recalled by simultaneously pressing the [–/NO] and [+/
YES] buttons.
• When the One Touch Setting is
ON, registration memory data
can not be recalled.
101 Bank1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
MEMORIZE
1
2
3
4
ACCOMP
FREEZE
REGIST
The Accomp Freeze Function
When the ACCOMP FREEZE function is engaged, the accompaniment parameters listed above will not be changed when a REGISTRATION MEMORY
is recalled. This allows you to recall different REGISTRATION MEMORY
settings while using Auto Accompaniment, without suddenly disturbing the
flow of the accompaniment. The ACCOMP FREEZE function is turned ON
and OFF by pressing the [ACCOMP FREEZE] button. The “FREEZE” indicator appears in the “REGIST” area in the display when it is turned ON.
MEMORIZE
1
2
3
4
• Accomp Freeze remains ON
even if a different registration
bank is selected.
• When you recall the REGISTRATION MEMORY settings while
song recording or playback, only
the voice parameter settings can
be recalled even if the ACCOMP
FREEZE function is turned OFF.
ACCOMP
FREEZE
REGIST
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Song Recording
The PSR-A3 SONG TRACKS allows you to record and play back complete songs including chord sequences created using the Auto Accompaniment feature and a melody line you play on the keyboard. The SONG
TRACKS include one ACCOMP track and two MELODY tracks.
The PSR-A3 can retain up to 8 complete songs in internal memory, and
these can be selected and played back simply by selecting the appropriate SONG. The song numbers 30 through 37 are the area for your own
creation (user songs).
• Material recorded on the SONG TRACKs is retained in memory even when the POWER switch is
turned OFF if batteries are present or an AC adaptor is connected.
• The recorded data will be lost if the power is turned OFF, the AC adaptor is unplugged, or the
batteries fail during recording.
• For 8 songs, up to approximately 4200 notes in the MELODY tracks, or 2100 chords in the
ACCOMP tracks can be recorded.
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VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
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REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Recording a Melody Track
The SONG MELODY tracks record the following operations and data:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Note ON/OFF
Velocity
Voice number
Octave
Pan
Dual voice ON/OFF
Dual Voice (voice
number, volume, octave,
reverb level, chorus
level, pan)
Keyboard volume*
Pitch Bend
Pitch Bend Range*
Reverb Level
Chorus Level
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DSP Level (MELODY 1 track only)
Harmony/Echo ON/OFF, type
Reverb ON/OFF
Chorus ON/OFF
DSP ON/OFF, DSP type (MELODY 1 track only)
DSP variation ON/OFF (MELODY 1 track only)
Sustain (Panel) ON/OFF (Sustain pedal ON/OFF)
Scale Setting ON/OFF
Scale Tuning
(Tempo signature common to melody & accomp
tracks)*
• The Scale Setting ON/OFF status
and Scale Tuning data in the
latest recorded melody track will
take effect in the song.
* Recorded only at the beginning of a song; changes
cannot be made during recording.
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Song Recording
1 Select a SONG Number
.................................................................................................................
If necessary, use the [FUNCTION] buttons to select the SONG function,
and then the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data
dial to select the SONG number (user song numbers “30”~“37”) to which
you want to record.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
830 UserSng1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select a Voice and Set the Voice Parameters
......................................
Select the voice you want to record with, and set the digital effects and
other parameters as required.
3 Engage the MELODY Track Record Ready Mode
........................
Press the SONG [REC] button. The [REC] indicator will flash, and
“REC” will appear in the MELODY 1 track position on the display indicating that the PSR-A3 is ready to record. Flashing square brackets in both the
MELODY 1 and MELODY 2 track positions indicate that either track can
be selected for recording at this point — use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to select the MELODY track to be recorded (“REC”
appears in the selected track position).
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
ACCOMP MELODY
1
MELODY
2
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
/
REC
• You cannot record in the SPLIT
mode — the NORMAL mode will
automatically be selected when
the SONG record ready mode is
engaged.
The BEAT indicator dots flash at the current tempo. If the “Metronom”
function in the OVERALL function group is turned ON, the metronome
will also begin to sound at the currently selected tempo (page 74).
• If a previously-recorded SONG
ACCOMP. track is ON (the
SONG ACCOMP track icon is
showing), it can be monitored
while recording a MELODY track.
If you don’t want to hear the
ACCOMP track while recording,
move the cursor to the ACCOMP
track icon and press the [–/NO]
button to turn it OFF.
• If a non-user song number is
selected when the record ready
mode is engaged, user song
number 30 will automatically be
selected.
• The melody track volume is the
current Keyboard Volume setting
— see page 71.
• Only one melody track can be
recorded at a time.
• The record-ready mode of the
MELODY track can be disengaged by pressing the [REC]
button.
• When the record-ready mode is
engaged, the measure number
will compulsorily be reset to “01”.
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Song Recording
4 Record
.............................................................................................................................................................................
Recording will begin as soon as you play a note on the keyboard or
press the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button, and the BEAT indicator dots will
begin to indicate the current beat as in the Auto Accompaniment mode. The
MEASURE parameter will also show the current measure number. The
[REC] indicator lights continuously once recording has started.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
/
5 Stop Recording
..............................................................................................................................................
Stop recording by pressing the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button. The
[REC] indicator will go out and the MEASURE number on the display will
return to “01”.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
/
The melody track voice number and volume settings will appear on the
display.
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• Whenever you record using the
SONG MEMORY, any previously
recorded material in the same
track will be erased.
• If you start recording by pressing
the [PLAY/STOP] button, nothing
will be recorded until you begin
playing on the keyboard.
• Melody Track data can be
cleared by pressing the [PLAY/
STOP] button to start recording
and stop it without playing the
keyboard (Melody Track Data
Clear).
• Recording is carried out in 1measure increments. If you stop
recording in the middle of a
measure, rests will automatically
be recorded until the end of that
measure.
• If the SONG MEMORY becomes
full while recording, “Full” will
appear on the display and recording will stop.
• If you want to re-record the
Melody track which “Full” was
shown on the display during
recording, execute “Melody Track
Data Clear” operation (see
above) before recording.
• Only VOICE function voice numbers are shown in the melody
track displays (dual voice numbers are not shown).
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Song Recording
Recording Accompaniment With or Without a Melody
The SONG ACCOMP track records the following operations and data:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Section changes
Style number* (includes cartridge styles)
Accompaniment track changes* (track ON/OFF, voice number, volume)
Accompaniment volume*
Chord changes, timing
Reverb type
Chorus type
* Recorded only at the beginning of a song; changes cannot be made during recording.
1 Select a SONG Number
.................................................................................................................
If necessary, use the [FUNCTION] buttons to select the SONG function,
and then the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data
dial to select the SONG number (user song numbers “30”~“37”) to which
you want to record.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
830 UserSng1
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select the SINGLE or FINGERED Mode and a Style
.............
Select the SINGLE or FINGERED mode (page 31) and an accompaniment style that is appropriate for the type of music you want to record. Also
select the FINGERED fingering mode you want to use, if necessary.
NORMAL
SPLIT
SINGLE
FINGERED
MODE
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Song Recording
the ACCOMP/MELODY Track
3 Engage
Record Ready Mode
.............................................................................................................................
Press the SONG [REC] button. The [REC] indicator will flash, and
“REC” will appear in the ACCOMP and MELODY 1 track positions on the
display indicating that the PSR-A3 is ready to record. Flashing square
brackets in both the MELODY 1 and MELODY 2 track positions indicate
that either track can be selected for recording at this point — use the [–/NO]
and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to select the MELODY track to be recorded, or none if you only want to record the ACCOMP track (“REC” appears in the selected track position).
The BEAT indicator dots flash at the current tempo. If the “Metronom”
function in the OVERALL function group is turned ON, the metronome will
also begin to sound at the currently selected tempo (page 74).
• If a previously-recorded
MELODY track is turned ON (its
icon is showing), it can be monitored while recording. If you don’t
want to hear the previous track
while recording, move the cursor
to the corresponding track icon
and press the [–/NO] button to
turn it OFF.
• The accompaniment track volume is the current Accompaniment Volume setting — see page
73.
• When the record-ready mode is
engaged, the measure number
will compulsorily be reset to “01”.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
ACCOMP MELODY
1
MELODY
2
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
/
REC
4 Record
REC
.............................................................................................................................................................................
Recording will begin as soon as you play a chord on the Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard. If you’ve selected the MELODY track to
record with the ACCOMP track, a right-hand note will also start the recording process. The [REC] indicator lights continuously once recording has
started.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
/
Recording can also be started by pressing the ACCOMPANIMENT
CONTROL [START/STOP] button. In this case only the rhythm will begin
without bass and chord accompaniment until you play the first chord on the
Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard.
SYNCSTART/STOP
START/STOP
INTRO
MAIN
• If the SONG MEMORY becomes
full while recording, “Full” will
appear on the display and recording will stop.
• Recording is carried out in 1measure increments. If you stop
recording in the middle of a
measure, rests will automatically
be recorded until the end of that
measure.
• If you start the ACCOMP track
recording by pressing the [PLAY/
STOP] button, no chord data will
be recorded until you begin
playing on the keyboard.
ENDING
AUTO FILL
A
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• Whenever you record using the
SONG MEMORY, any previously
recorded material in the same
track will be erased.
B
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Song Recording
Play the required chords in the Auto Accompaniment section of the keyboard. If you’ve also selected the MELODY track to be recorded, play the
melody on the right-hand section of the keyboard. The MEASURE number
on the display will increment as recording progresses.
MEASURE
5 Stop Recording
a02
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Stop recording by pressing the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button, the AUTO
ACCOMPANIMENT [START/STOP] button, or stop with an ending by
pressing the AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT [ENDING] button. The [REC]
button indicator will go out and the MEASURE number on the display will
return to “01”.
The ACCOMP track volume setting will appear on the display.
● Enter a New Name for the Song
If you want to enter a descriptive name for the user songs numbered 30
through 37, enter your original Song name, this is recommended.
Use the cursor [>] button to move the cursor to the first (left most) character of the Song name in the display. A Song name can consist of up to 8
characters. The position of the character you want to enter or change can be
selected by moving the cursor.
Using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial, enter the desired
character listed below. The number buttons can also be used to enter the
number. If you want to insert an underline character at the cursor position,
press the cursor [▲] button. If you want to delete a character at the cursor
position, press the cursor [▼] button. When you’ve finished entering the
Song name, move the cursor to the position other than the Song name so
that the newly entered Song name will be memorized.
• The Song data including it’s
name is retained in memory even
when the power switch is turned
OFF, as long as the batteries are
installed or the AC adaptor is
connected.
Character List
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789–
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Song Recording
Accompaniment and Melody Playback
1 Select a SONG Number
.................................................................................................................
If necessary, use the [FUNCTION] buttons to select the SONG function,
and then the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data
dial to select the SONG number (user song numbers “30”~“37”) containing
the song you want to play.
830 UserSng1
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Start Playback
..................................................................................................................................................
Playback will begin as soon as the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button is
pressed. You can turn the ACCOMP and MELODY tracks ON and OFF
during playback as required.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
/
3 Play Along If You Like
........................................................................................................................
Play along on the keyboard if you like. You can also change the tempo
during playback.
4 Stop Playback
...................................................................................................................................................
Accompaniment and melody playback will stop automatically when all
recorded data has been played back. You can also stop playback at any time
by pressing the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button.
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• You can also start playback from
any specified measure (see page
57).
• Individual tracks can be turned
OFF (muted) or ON by using the
cursor buttons to select the icon
of the target track (the icon and
track name will flash), and then
using the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons or the data dial to turn
the track OFF or ON, respectively. The track icon will disappear when a track is muted.
• The NORMAL mode is automatically selected when SONG playback is started.
• Voice and volume data can be
rewritten during playback — see
“Voice & Volume Rewrite”, below.
• When the song playback is
stopped, the DSP type will compulsorily be changed according
to the currently selected voice
and the reverb and chorus types
will be changed according to the
currently selected style.
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Song Recording
Play from a Specified Measure
You can start SONG playback from any specified measure, as long as the
specified measure is within the range of measures that has already been recorded:
1 Select the MEASURE Parameter
..................................................................................
While no recording or playback is in progress, use the CURSOR buttons
to select the MEASURE parameter in the display.
CURSOR
MEASURE
2 Enter the Desired Measure Number
a01
......................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to enter the desired measure number.
1* – –
3 Start Playback
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
• Three-digit numbers are entered
by first pressing and holding the
[1] or [2] button until “1” or “2”
appears in the hundreds position
on the display, then pressing the
remaining two digits in sequence.
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You can now start playback from the specified measure number.
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Song Recording
■ Voice & Volume Rewrite
You can rewrite the last recorded voice change in any individual track
during playback by using the cursor buttons to select the voice number of
the target track (the voice number will flash), and then using the number
buttons, the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to select the desired voice number. The data will actually be rewritten when the [PLAY/
STOP] button is pressed or the end of the song is reached or the next voice
change is encountered in the recorded data. The original voice number can
be recalled before it is actually rewritten by simultaneously pressing the
[–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons. Any other voice changes included in the recorded track data will take effect at the appropriate times.
• The dual voice will change
automatically when a melody
track voice is changed.
• Voice and volume data can
only be rewritten in songs you
have recorded yourself.
The volume of each track can be rewritten during playback in the same
way. Use the cursor buttons to select the volume bar of the target track (the
volume bar will flash), and then use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the
data dial to set the maximum volume of the track as required. The shorter
the bar, the lower the volume. The data will actually be rewritten when the
[PLAY/STOP] button is pressed or the end of the song is reached. The
original volume can be recalled before it is actually rewritten by simultaneously pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons. The new volume data is
written only at the beginning of the track and affects the entire track.
1* – –
CURSOR
ACCOMP MELODY
1
REC
REC
MELODY
2
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
REC
101103
■ Clearing the SONG TRACKS
All data in the ACCOMP, MELODY 1 and MELODY 2 tracks of the
currently selected song can be completely erased by first pressing the [MINUS ONE] button while holding the [REC] button, and then press the
[+/YES] button in response to the “Clear?” confirmation prompt on the display (press [–/NO] if you decide not to erase the data).
• Only songs you have recorded
yourself can be cleared.
• If a non-user song number is
selected when the song-clear
mode is engaged, user song
number 30 will automatically
be selected.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
/
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REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
130 Clear
?
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The Multi Pads
The PSR-A3 MULTI PADS can be used to play 144 short pre-recorded
rhythmic and melodic sequences, that can be used to add impact and
variety to your keyboard performances. Some of the pad phrases simply
play back as programmed, while others are “chord match” types which are
automatically transposed to match chords played using the PSR-A3 Auto
Accompaniment feature.
The PSR-A3 MULTI PADS can also be used to record 16 short rhythmic
or melodic sequences, percussion fill-ins, or single percussion sounds
that can be played at any time simply by pressing the appropriate pad. The
multi pad kit numbers 37 through 40 are the area for your own creation
(user pad kits).
801 Arpeggio
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
CHORD
MINUS ONE
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
SINGLE
FINGERED
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Playing the MULTI PADS
The PSR-A3 has 36 multi pad kits, each containing a complete set of 4 MULTI PAD phrases — 144
phrases in all. Before using the MULTI PADS, select the MULTI PAD kit containing the phrases you want to
use as follows:
1 Select the MULTI PAD Function
.....................................................................................
To select a multi pad kit, first select the MULTI PAD function by pressing one of the [FUNCTION] buttons until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “MULTI PAD” in the function list to the left of the display.
VOICE
FUNCTION
STYLE
• See page 60 for a complete
listing of the Multi Pad
assingnments.
• The MULTI PAD function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [REC/END] button.
101 Arpeggio
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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The Multi Pads
2 Select a Multi Pad Kit Number
.........................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to select one of the 36 available multi pad kits.
3 Play the Multi Pad
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
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Simply tap any of the MULTI PADS at any time to play back the corresponding phrase. MULTI PAD playback begins as soon as the button is pressed.
You can even play two, three, or four MULTI PADS at the same time. Also, you
can create “retriggered sample” effects by repeatedly pressing a pad before its
contents are completely played back.
The MULTI PAD voices are independent from the voices you have currently
selected for keyboard performance. You could, for example, play piano on the
keyboard while a MULTI PAD plays a brass chord stab.
When a “chord match” type MULTI PAD phrase is played, the phrase will
be automatically transposed to match chords played using the PSR-A3 Autoaccompaniment feature.
MULTI PAD playback can be terminated by pressing the MULTI PADS
[TERMINATE] button.
REC/END
1
2
3
• MULTI PAD playback speed is
determined by the current
TEMPO setting.
4
MULTI PADS
TERMINATE
● The Multi Pad Kits
Chord Match
Kit
Pad 1 Pad 2 Pad 3 Pad 4
01 Arpeggio
O
O
O
O
02 Brass Hit
O
O
O
O
03 Synth Arpeggio
O
O
O
O
04 Pianist
O
O
O
O
05 Fanfare
–
–
–
O
06 Synth SFX
O
O
O
O
07 Wet Synth
O
O
O
O
08 Synth Sound
O
O
O
O
09 Human Vox
O
O
O
O
10 Twinkle
O
O
O
O
11 Open Air
–
–
–
–
12 Guitar Play
O
O
O
O
13 Drum Flam1
–
–
–
–
14 Drum Flam2
–
–
–
–
15 Drum Kit
–
–
–
–
16 Conga & Vibraslap
–
–
–
–
17 Timbales
–
–
–
–
18 Latin Percussion1
–
–
–
–
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Chord Match
Kit
Pad 1 Pad 2 Pad 3 Pad 4
19 Rock Drum
–
–
–
–
20 Latin Percussion2
–
–
–
–
21 Drum Fill
–
–
–
–
22 Arabic Percussion
–
–
–
–
23 Ashgan1
O
O
O
O
24 Ashgan1
O
O
O
O
25 Blow it
O
O
O
O
26 Chords
O
O
O
O
27 Duhulla
–
–
–
–
28 Finale
O
O
O
–
29 Guitar Chords
O
O
O
O
30 Mazamir
O
–
O
O
31 Belly Dance
–
–
–
–
32 Rik
–
–
–
–
33 Stage & Handclap
–
–
–
–
34 Rakassni
–
–
–
–
35 Tabel
–
–
–
–
36 Tabla
–
–
–
–
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The Multi Pads
Recording the MULTI PADS
The MULTI PADS record the following data:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Note ON/OFF
Velocity
Voice number
Octave
Pan
Dual voice ON/OFF, Dual voice (voice number, volume, octave, reverb level,
chorus level, pan)
Keyboard volume*
Reverb Level
Chorus Level
Harmony/Echo ON/OFF, type
Reverb ON/OFF
Chorus ON/OFF
Pitch Bend
Pitch Bend Range*
Sustain (Panel) ON/OFF (Sustain pedal ON/OFF)
• Material recorded on the MULTI
PADS (user pad data) is retained
in memory even when the
POWER switch is turned OFF if
batteries are present or an AC
adaptor is connected.
• The recorded data will be lost if
the power is turned OFF, the AC
adaptor is unplugged, or the
batteries fail during recording.
• Up to approximately 800 notes
(for 4 User Pad Kits) can be
recorded in the PSR-A3.
* Recorded only at the beginning of a phrase; changes cannot be made during recording.
1 Select the MULTI PAD Function
.....................................................................................
To select a multi pad kit, first select the MULTI PAD function by pressing one of the FUNCTION buttons until the indicator in the display appears
next to “MULTI PAD” in the function list to the left of the display.
137 UserPad1
VOICE
FUNCTION
• The MULTI PAD function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [REC/END] button.
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
2 Select a Multi Pad Kit Number
.........................................................................................
Use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons, the number buttons or the data dial
to select one of the 4 available multi pad kits (user pad kit numbers “37”~
“40”).
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
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The Multi Pads
3 Select a Voice and Other Parameters
.................................................................
Select a voice and related parameters you want to record on the MULTI
PADS. You might also want to set a tempo that will be easy to record at.
If you select a pitched voice to record, the data will automatically be
transposed to match the chords played by the Auto Accompaniment feature
(“chord match”).
4 Engage the MULTI PAD Record Ready Mode
......................................
Press one of the MULTI PAD buttons - [1] through [4] - while holding
the [REC/END] button. The [REC/END] indicator will flash to indicate
that the record ready mode is engaged.
The four dots of the BEAT display flash at the current tempo. If the
“Metronom” function in the OVERALL function group is turned ON, the
metronome will begin to sound at the currently selected tempo.
REC/END
1
2
3
• You cannot record in the SPLIT/
SINGLE/FINGERED mode - the
NORMAL mode will automatically
be selected when the MULTI
PAD record ready mode is engaged.
• If a non-user multi pad kit number
is selected when the record
ready mode is engaged, user
multi pad kit number 37 will
automatically be selected.
4
• The recorded multi pad volume
depends on the current Keyboard
Volume setting — see page 71.
MULTI PADS
TERMINATE
• [DSP] button is disabled when
the MULTI PAD is in record
ready mode and record mode.
Also, DSP will automatically be
turned OFF when the MULTI
PAD record ready mode is engaged.
5 Record
.............................................................................................................................................................................
Play a short sequence. The [REC/END] indicator will light during recording, and the BEAT indicator dots will indicate the current beat.
If you want to play back the recorded data as the “chord match” type,
record all the phrases on CM7. The sound will be properly transposed when
used with the Auto Accompaniment feature.
6 Stop Recording
• Whenever you record to a MULTI
PAD, all previous data in the
same pad will be completely
erased and replaced by the new
material.
• If the MULTI PAD memory becomes full while recording, “Full”
will appear on the display and
recording will stop.
..............................................................................................................................................
Stop recording by pressing the [REC/END] button. The [REC/END]
button indicator will go out.
REC/END
1
2
3
4
MULTI PADS
TERMINATE
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The Multi Pads
7 Play the Multi Pads
.................................................................................................................................
Tap any of the MULTI PADS. Your recorded data will be played in exactly the same way as the preset data.
● Enter a New Name for the Multi Pad Kit
If you want to enter a descriptive name for the user pad kit numbered 37
through 40, enter your original Multi Pad Kit name, this is recommended.
Use the cursor [>] button to move the cursor to the first (left most) character of the Multi Pad Kit name in the display. A Multi Pad Kit name can
consist of up to 8 characters. The position of the character you want to enter
or change can be selected by moving the cursor.
Using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial, enter the desired
character listed below. The number buttons can also be used to enter the
number. If you want to insert an underline character at the cursor position,
press the cursor [▲] button. If you want to delete a character at the cursor
position, press the cursor [▼] button. When you’ve finished entering the
Multi Pad Kit name, move the cursor to the position other than the Multi
Pad Kit name so that the newly entered Multi Pad Kit name will be memorized.
• The user pad kit data including
it’s name is retained in memory
even when the power switch is
turned OFF, as long as the batteries are installed or the AC
adaptor is connected..
Character List
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789–
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Using Music Cartridges
The PSR-A3 features a cartridge slot which accepts pre-programmed
Yamaha Music Cartridges containing style, song and/or registration
data. One sample Music Cartridge is supplied with the PSR-A3. Others
are available from your Yamaha dealer.
801 YESTERDY
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
REC
REC
101101
REPEAT
SPLIT
MINUS ONE
SINGLE
CHORD
FINGERED
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
■ Inserting a Music Cartridge
With the power OFF, insert the Music Cartridge into the cartridge slot as
shown, and press down firmly until the
Cartridge is seated properly (as shown
in the illustration). The Cartridge is
shaped so that it will only fit in the slot
one way - don’t try to force it in the
wrong way. Turn the power back ON
again after inserting.
The triangular mark on the front of
the Cartridge should be completely
below the panel edge when the
Cartridge is properly seated.
For Cartridges without the mark,
the bottom of the serrated edges
of the Cartridge should be even
with the panel edge (not above it).
NORMAL
BEAT
OTS
SONG TRACK
■ Music Cartridge Handling Precautions
• Do not leave Music Cartridges in locations which are
subject to excessive heat or humidity.
• Do not drop Music Cartridges or subject them to strong
shock.
• Do not disassemble Music Cartridges.
• Do not directly touch the Music Cartridge’s electrical
contacts. Persistently touching it may cause to break
electrical contacts or generate static electricity. Static
electric charges can cause loss of data and unreliable
operation.
• Do not insert objects or cartridges other than Yamaha
Music Cartridges in the PortaTone cartridge slot. Doing so can result in serious damage to the instrument.
• Never attempt to insert or remove a cartridge when the
power switch is ON. Doing so can result in loss of the
PSR-A3 memory data (song data/registration memory
data/multi pad data) or complete lack of control.
• The Music Cartridge data may not be selected or
played back correctly, if the electrical contacts on the
Music Cartridge are affected with dust. If this happens,
insert and remove the Music Cartridge several times.
This may solve the problem. If the problem still happens, wipe and clean the electrical contacts on the Music Cartridge with a dry soft cloth.
• Be sure to insert the applicable Music Cartridge when you recall the
registration settings based on the cartridge data or playback the song
based on the cartridge data. Otherwise, “No Cart (Cartridge)” or
“WrongCrt (Cartridge)” will appear on the display.
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Using Music Cartridges
Cartridge Accompaniment Styles
The Music Cartridge supplied with the PSR-A3 provides an extra 8 accompaniment styles that can be used
in the same way as the internal accompaniment styles.
Selecting Cartridge Styles
1 Select the Style Function
...........................................................................................................
Press the [STYLE] button to directly select the STYLE function, or
press the [FUNCTION] button to the left of the display as many times as
necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “STYLE” in the
function list to the left of the display.
2 Select and Use a Cartridge Style
................................................................................
To select a cartridge style, first press and hold the number [3] button
(below the cartridge icon on the panel) until the cartridge icon appears to the
left of the style name in the display, then enter the number of the cartridge
style you want to select via the number buttons in the normal way (2 digits).
The cartridge styles can also be selected by using the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons or the data dial to go beyond the highest or lowest internal style
numbers — e.g. pressing the [+/YES] button while internal style number
140 is selected will select cartridge style number 01 (the cartridge icon will
appear).
The cartridge styles are used in exactly the same way as the internal accompaniment styles (page 34).
1* – –
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
801 ORGRKBLD
• “No OTS” will appear on the
display if the optional cartridge
styles have no one touch setting
data.
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
REGIST MEMORY
● Different Number of Sections
Some cartridge styles, for example, have A and B intro and ending sections
as well as A and B main sections. In such a case, if the [INTRO] and MAIN
[A] buttons are pressed in order to start the accompaniment with an introduction and then go to the main A section, the intro A section will play. If
the [INTRO] and MAIN [B] buttons are pressed, the intro B section will
play. A similar situation applies to endings: if the main A or B section is
playing and the [ENDING] button is pressed, the ending A or B section will
play accordingly.
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Using Music Cartridges
Cartridge Songs
Using Yamaha Music Cartridges (the one supplied with the PSR-A3 includes 8 songs, others are available
from your Yamaha dealer), the PSR-A3 will let you enjoy listening to automated performances, or function as
your “private music tutor,” allowing you to practice various parts of a piece while the others are played automatically.
Cartridge Song Playback
1 Select the SONG Function
.......................................................................................................
Use the FUNCTION [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the SONG function.
2 Select a Cartridge Song Number
................................................................................
To select a cartridge song, first press and hold the number [3] button (below the cartridge icon on the panel) until the cartridge icon appears to the
left of the song name in the display, then enter the number of the cartridge
song you want to select via the number buttons in the normal way. The cartridge songs can also be selected by using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons
or the data dial to go beyond the highest or lowest internal song numbers —
e.g. pressing the [+/YES] button while internal song number 37 is selected
will select cartridge song number 01 (the cartridge icon will appear).
1* – –
VOICE
STYLE
802 AåTRAIN
SONG
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
REGIST MEMORY
3 Start Playback
..................................................................................................................................................
Playback will begin as soon as the SONG [PLAY/STOP] button is
pressed.
Playback can be stopped at any time by pressing the SONG [PLAY/
STOP] button.
• Playback can be started from any
measure — page 57.
• The volume bars of the song
tracks at the bottom of the display will move in response to the
data in each track while the
cartridge song plays.
• About the cartridge songs created by the cartridge accompaniment styles:
* Chord names will appear on
the display and the volume
bars of the accomp tracks will
move in response to the data
in each track, while the cartridge song plays.
* Harmony effect (see page 20)
can be applied when playing
along with the chord progression of the song.
• The playback tempo can be
changed freely as required.
• Cartridge song track voice and
volume data cannot be rewritten.
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Using Music Cartridges
Cartridge Registration Presets
The Music Cartridge supplied with the PSR-A3 provides 8 banks of preset registration settings (8 banks x
4 registration memories = 32 total) that provide a number of useful registration setups (refer to page 47 for
details on the registration memory).
Selecting Cartridge Registration
1 Select the Regist Memory Function
......................................................................
Press either of the [FUNCTION] buttons to the left of the display as
many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to
“REGIST MEMORY” in the function list to the left of the display.
2 Select and Use a Cartridge Registration
.....................................................
To select a cartridge registration memory, first press and hold the number
[3] button (below the cartridge icon on the panel) until the cartridge icon
appears to the left of the registration bank number in the display, then enter
the number of the bank you want to select via the number buttons in the
normal way (page 47). The cartridge registration memories can also be selected by using the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to go beyond the highest or lowest internal bank numbers — e.g. pressing the [+/
YES] button while internal bank number 32 is selected will select cartridge
registration bank number 01 (the cartridge icon will appear).
The individual cartridge registration memories are recalled via the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons and used in exactly the same way as the
internal registration memories (page 49).
1* – –
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
801 ORGRKBLD
• Original data cannot be stored in
the cartridge registration
memory.
• The voices recalled by a cartridge registration are not the
PSR-A3 panel voices but the GM
voices. When you select a cartridge registration, GM voices will
be used. As a result, the voice
number “- - -” and GM voice
name will appear on the display.
The GM voices can also be
played on the keyboard and can
be recorded to the SONG
MEMORY or the MULTI PADS.
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
REGIST MEMORY
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Practice Features
The PSR-A3 includes two features that can be a great aid in learning to
play and practicing on the keyboard.
__r MinusMod
VOICE
STYLE
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 135102117130
REC
REC
101101
NORMAL
BEAT
SPLIT
OTS
REPEAT
MINUS ONE
SINGLE
CHORD
FINGERED
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
The Minus One Mode
When the Minus One mode is engaged, the left-hand, right-hand, or both
keyboard parts of a song — internal demo or Music Cartridge — are turned
OFF so you can practice them on the PSR-A3 keyboard. The “MinusMod”
function in the OVERALL function group determines which part or parts are
turned OFF when the Minus One mode is engaged.
To turn the Minus One function ON, thus cancelling the specified parts,
press the [MINUS ONE] button. The MINUS ONE icon will appear in the
display when the Minus One function is engaged.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
/
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
MINUS ONE
■ Specifying the Parts To Be Turned On or Off .......................................
To specify the right-hand, left-hand, or both parts to be turned OFF when
the Minus One mode is engaged, first select the OVERALL functions by
pressing either of the [FUNCTION] buttons to the left of the display as
many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to
“OVERALL” in the function list to the left of the display. Then use the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons to locate the “MinusMod” function. Finally use the
[–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial to select the desired Minus One
mode.
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• See page 74 for information on
using the Minus One mode with
the specified channel.
• With songs you record yourself,
the MELODY 1 track corresponds to the right-hand part and
the MELODY 2 track is the lefthand part.
• “MinusMod” function in the
OVERALL function group can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [MINUS ONE] button.
• “_ _ r” (Right hand) is selected
whenever the power switch is
turned ON.
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Practice Features
VOICE
STYLE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
__r MinusMod
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
Mode
Part Turned Off
__r
L__
L_r
Right hand.
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/YES
Left hand.
Left and right hands.
Repeat Play
This function allows you to specify any section of a song — cartridge or
internal — for continuous repeat playback.
While the song is playing, press the [REPEAT PLAY] button once at the
beginning of the section to be repeated (the “A” repeat icon will appear on the
display) and again at the end of the section to be repeated (the “B” repeat icon
will appear). Repeat playback will begin automatically from the A point as
soon as the B point has been specified, and will continue until either the
[REPEAT PLAY] button is pressed again to cancel the repeat function, or until
song playback is stopped.
• When only the A point is specified, playback will repeat from the
A point to the end of the song.
• If you specify, for example,
measure number 8 for A point
and measure number 2 for B
point, playback will repeat from
measure number 2 to 8.
• The end point B tempo or your
manually adjusted tempo will be
used during repeat playback.
SONG
REC
PLAY/STOP
/
REPEAT MINUS
PLAY
ONE
REPEAT
REPEAT
It is also possible to specify the repeat section while playback is stopped.
First use the MEASURE parameter to specify the A point, then press the
[REPEAT PLAY] button. Next specify the B measure number and press
[REPEAT PLAY] again. The specified A-B section will play repeatedly when
the [PLAY/STOP] button is pressed.
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Overall Functions
Some of the functions in the OVERALL function group have already been
described in appropriate sections of this manual. Others will be introduced for the first time in this section. Refer to the chart below for the
page numbers on which each function is described. The chart also lists
the full name of each function, the abbreviated name which appears on
the display, and the available settings or range of settings. Ranges are
indicated by two or more values separated by ellipses (…).
100 Kybd
VOICE
STYLE
Vol
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
REGIST
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
TEMPO
RHYTHM
1
BASS
118
CHORD
1
10
MEASURE
a01
PHRASE ACCOMP MELODY
1
1
MELODY
2
TRANSPOSE
PAD
ON /
OFF
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
REC
VOICE
1 134126152105
REC
REC
101101
SPLIT
REPEAT
MINUS ONE
SINGLE
CHORD
FINGERED
TOUCH
REVERB
DUAL
CHORUS
HARMONY
DSP
SUSTAIN
VOL
DIGITAL EFFECT
ACCOMP TRACK
SONG TRACK
Function
Display
Settings
Page
Keyboard Volume
Kybd Vol
Octave
RevLevel
ChoLevel
DspLevel
Pan
VoiceSet
FngrngMd
AcompVol
AccSpPnt
TouchSns
MinusMod
MinusChR
MinusChL
PBRange
Metronom
Tuning
SclTune
TuneAcc
RemoteCh
KybdOut
SongOut
AcompOut
Local
ExtClock
InitSnd?
BulkSnd?
00 … 127
71
Octave
Reverb Level
Chorus Level
DSP Level
Pan
Voice Set
Fingering
Accompaniment Volume
Accompaniment Split Point
Touch Sensitivity
Minus-one Mode
Minus-one Right-hand Channel
Minus-one Left-hand Channel
Pitch Bend Range
Metronome
Tuning
Scale Tuning
Accompaniment Scale Tuning
Remote Channel
Keyboard Out
Song Out
Accompaniment Out
Local Control
External Clock
Initial Data Send
Bulk Data Send
70
NORMAL
BEAT
OTS
–2 … 0 … 2
71
00 … 127
72
00 … 127
72
00 … 127
72
–7 … 0 … 7
72
oFF, on
73
nor, bAS, Full
31
00 … 127
73
00 … 127
41
00 … 127
73
_ _ r, L _ _, L _ r
68
01 … 16
74
01 … 16
74
01 … 12
74
oFF, on
74
–100 … 100
74
–64 … 63
43
oFF, on
46
oFF, 01 … 16
76
oFF, on
77
oFF, on
77
oFF, on
77
oFF, on
78
oFF, on
78
None
78
None
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Overall Functions
To access an OVERALL function press either of the [FUNCTION] buttons to the left of the display as
many times as necessary until the arrowhead in the display appears next to “OVERALL” in the function
list to the left of the display. Then use the cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the desired function from
within the OVERALL function list. Once the function has been selected, use the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons or the data dial (or number buttons, where applicable) to set the function as required.
VOICE
FUNCTION
CURSOR
STYLE
100 Kybd
Vol
SONG
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
DUAL VOICE
SPLIT VOICE
HARM/ECHO
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
1* – –
*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
General Functions
■ Keyboard Volume .......................................................................................................................................
Sets the volume of the keyboard sound (including dual and split voices)
in relation to the accompaniment and song playback sound. The range is
from “00” to “127”. A setting of “00” produces no sound. “127” produces
maximum volume.
• “Kybd Vol” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [VOICE] button.
• The default setting=100 can be
recalled by pressing the [-/NO]
and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
100 KybdbVol
■ Octave ..............................................................................................................................................................................
Shifts the right-hand keyboard voice (including the dual voice) up or
down by one or two octaves. “–1” is down one octave, “–2” is down two
octaves; “+1” and “+2” are up one and two octaves, respectively.
• Negative values can be entered
by pressing the number buttons
while holding the [–/NO] button.
• The default setting=0 can be
recalled by pressing the [-/NO]
and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
100 Octave
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Overall Functions
■ Reverb Level .......................................................................................................................................................
Sets the reverb send level for the voice selected via the VOICE function.
The reverb send level determines the amount of signals input to the reverb
effect. The range is from “00” to “127”. The reverb return level can be adjusted via the “RevRtnLv” function in the DIGITAL EFFECT function see
page 25.
128 RevLevel
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The default setting can be recalled by pressing the [-/NO] and
[+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73), the Reverb Level will
change automatically whenever a
different voice is selected via the
VOICE function.
■ Chorus Level ......................................................................................................................................................
Sets the chorus send level for the voice selected via the VOICE function.
The chorus send level determines the amount of signals input to the chorus
effect. The range is from “00” to “127”. The chorus return level can be adjusted via the “ChoRtnLv” function in the DIGITAL EFFECT function see
page 27.
170 ChoLevel
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The default setting can be recalled by pressing the [–/NO] and
[+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73), the Chorus Level will
change automatically whenever a
different voice is selected via the
VOICE function.
■ DSP Level ..................................................................................................................................................................
Sets the DSP send level for the voice selected via the VOICE function.
The DSP send level determines the amount of signals input to the DSP effect. The range is from “00” to “127”. The DSP return level can be adjusted
via the “DspRtnLv” function in the DIGITAL EFFECT function see page
29.
126 DspLevel
• See page 82 for more details on
the Digital Effects.
• The defalut setting can be recalled by pressing the [–/NO] and
[+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
• If the Voice Set function is ON
(page 73), the DSP Level will
change automatically whenever a
different voice is selected via the
VOICE function.
• The DSP send level cannot be
changed for the insertion DSP
types (see page 82). In this case,
“- - -” will appear on the display.
■ Pan ..........................................................................................................................................................................................
Sets the stereo pan position of the right-hand keyboard voice (selected in
the VOICE function). The pan range is from “–7” (full left) to “+7” (full
right).
100 Pan
• If the Voice Set function is ON,
the pan setting = 0 will be selected automatically whenever a
different voice is selected via the
VOICE function.
• The defalut setting can be recalled by pressing the [–/NO] and
[+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
• Negative values can be entered
by pressing the number buttons
while holding the [–/NO] button.
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Overall Functions
■ Voice Set .....................................................................................................................................................................
The VOICE SET feature brings out the best in each individual voice by
automatically setting a range of important voice-related parameters whenever a voice is selected. The parameters that may be set by the VOICE SET
feature are listed below. This function lets you turn VOICE SET ON or OFF,
as required. The Voice Set function is turned ON whenever the power switch
is turned ON.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Pan=0
Reverb Level
Chorus Level
DSP Level
Dual voice (voice number, volume, octave, reverb level, chorus level, pan=0)
Split voice (voice number, volume, octave, reverb level, chorus level, pan)
Harmony/Echo type
DSP type
Reverb ON/OFF
Chorus ON/OFF
DSP=ON
DSP variation ON/OFF
oon VoiceSet
■ Accompaniment Volume ..............................................................................................................
Sets the volume of the accompaniment sound in relation to the keyboard
and song melody track sound. The range is from “00” to “127”. A setting of
“00” produces no sound. “127” produces maximum volume.
100 AcompVol
• The “AccompVol” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [STYLE] button.
• The default setting=100 can be
recalled by pressing the [–/NO]
and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
■ Touch Sensitivity ........................................................................................................................................
This function sets the keyboard touch sensitivity when the TOUCH RESPONSE function (page 17) is ON. The range is from “00” to “127”. The
higher the value the higher the sensitivity.
100 TouchSns
• The default setting=100 can be
recalled by pressing the [–/NO]
and [+/YES] button simultaneously.
• The “TouchSns” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [TOUCH RESPONSE] button.
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■ Minus-one Right/Left-hand Channel ....................................................................
You can practice the specific part (in the Minus One mode) by selecting
the demo/cartridge song you want to practice and by assigning the appropriate channel to the desired part.
Any channel —1 through 16 — can be selected. The default setting “01”
for the right-hand channel, “02” for the left-hand channel recalled by pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
801 MinusChR
802 MinusChL
• The channel for the specific part
will automatically be selected if
the selected song contains the
Minus-one(Right-/Left-hand)
channel settings. In this case,
“- - -” will appear on the display
and you can not change it.
• Regardless of the Minus-one
channel settings, with songs you
record yourself, the MELODY 1
track corresponds to the righthand part and the MELODY 2
track is the left-hand part. While
playing songs you record yourself, “- - -” will appear on the
display and you cannot change
the Minus-One channel settings.
■ Pitch Bend Range .....................................................................................................................................
Sets the pitch bend range. The pitch bend range value is displayed in
semitone ( “01” through “12” i.e. one octave).
• The default pitch bend range=02
can be instantly recalled by
pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons simultaneously.
102 PBRange
■ Metronome ..............................................................................................................................................................
Turns the metronome function ON or OFF. The metronome will sound
during accompaniment/song playback and song/multi pad recording when
turned ON.
oFF Metronom
• The metronome function is
turned OFF whenever the power
switch is turned ON.
• While playing demo songs in
sequence, the metronome function cannot be used.
■ Tuning ..............................................................................................................................................................................
Sets the pitch of the PSR-A3 to match other instruments. Tuning can be
accomplished over a ±100 cent range (that’s 200 cents total, or a tone). The
tuning range is from “–100” to “+100”. “00” is the “normal” tuning value.
• The normal tuning value=00 can
be recalled instantly by pressing
both the [–/NO] and [+/YES]
buttons simultaneously.
100 Tuning
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MIDI Functions
MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a world-standard communication interface that allows
MIDI-compatible musical instruments and equipment to share musical information and control one another.
This makes it possible to create “systems” of MIDI instruments and equipment that offer far greater versatility and control than is available with isolated instruments.
● The MIDI Connectors
The MIDI IN connector receives MIDI data from an external MIDI device which can be used to control the PSR-A3. The MIDI OUT connector transmits MIDI data generated by the PSR-A3 (e.g. note and velocity
data produced by playing the keyboard).
OUT
MIDI
IN
● Simple MIDI Control
Most MIDI keyboards (including the PSR-A3, of course) transmit note
and velocity (touch response) information via the MIDI OUT connector
whenever a note is played on the keyboard. If the MIDI OUT connector
is connected to the MIDI IN connector of a second keyboard (synthesizer, etc.) or a tone generator (essentially a synthesizer with no keyboard), the second keyboard or tone generator will respond precisely to
notes played on the original transmitting keyboard. The result is that you
can effectively play two instruments at once, providing thick multi-instrument sounds. The PSR-A3 also transmits “program change” data
when one of its voices is selected. Depending on how the receiving device is set up, the corresponding voice will be automatically selected on
the receiving keyboard or tone generator whenever a voice is selected on
the PSR-A3.
PSR-A3
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
Tone Generator
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The PSR-A3 is capable of receiving the same MIDI data, so a second
MIDI keyboard connected to the PSR-A3 MIDI IN connector can be
used to remotely play the PSR-A3 and select voices as required.
PSR-A3
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
MIDI Keyboard
● MIDI Sequence Recording
Although the PSR-A3 features a built-in “sequencer” (the SONG recorder is a type of sequencer), the same type of musical information
transfer described above can be used for more sophisticated MIDI sequence recording using an external sequencer or music computer. A
MIDI sequence recorder or music computer can be used to “record”
MIDI data received from a PSR-A3, for example. When the recorded
data is played back, the PSR-A3 automatically “plays” the recorded performance in precise detail.
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
PSR-A3
MIDI IN
• Never use MIDI cables longer
than about 15 meters. Cables
longer than this can pick up noise
which can cause data errors.
Music
Computer
MIDI OUT
■ Remote Channel ..........................................................................................................................................
Sets the MIDI channel on which data from a remote keyboard will be
received. Any of the standard MIDI channels — 1 through 16 — can be
specified. The remote keyboard must be set up to transmit on the specified
remote channel, and the keyboard’s MIDI OUT connector must be connected to the PSR-A3 MIDI IN connector via a standard MIDI cable. Refer
to the “MIDI Implementation Chart” section (page 94) for technical details.
When set to OFF data is received on all 16 MIDI channels. The default setting — OFF — can be recalled by pressing the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons simultaneously.
• Remote Channel is automatically
turned OFF when a MIDI “GM
ON” message is received.
• The Remote channel setting is
retained in memory even when
the power switch is turned OFF,
as long as batteries are installed
or an AC adaptor is connected.
oFF RemoteCh
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■ Keyboard Out .....................................................................................................................................................
Determines whether keyboard data will or will not be transmitted via the
MIDI OUT connector. Keyboard data is transmitted when this function is
turned ON (default). When set to ON the keyboard data is transmitted on the
following MIDI channels:
Voice
• Keyboard Out setting is retained
in memory even when the power
switch is turned OFF, as long as
batteries are installed or an AC
adaptor is connected.
Channel
Right-hand main voice
Dual voice
1
11
Left-hand voice (Split voice)
oon KybdOut
2
■ Song Out .....................................................................................................................................................................
Determines whether song data (Melody track/s only) will or will not be
transmitted via the MIDI OUT connector. Song data is transmitted when
this function is turned ON. The default setting is OFF. When set to ON the
song data is transmitted on the following MIDI channels:
Track/voice
• Only the user song you recorded
can be transmitted.
Channel
Melody 1/main voice
13
Melody 1/dual voice
14
Melody 2/main voice
15
Melody 2/dual voice
16
• Song Out setting is retained in
memory even when the power
switch is turned OFF, as long as
batteries are installed or an AC
adaptor is connected.
oFF SongOut
• If you want to transmit all the
song data (including Accomp
track), set “Song Out” and “Accompaniment Out” to ON.
■ Accompaniment Out ...........................................................................................................................
Determines whether auto-accompaniment data will or will not be transmitted via the MIDI OUT connector. Accompaniment data is transmitted
when this function is turned ON. The default setting is OFF. When set to
ON the accompaniment data is transmitted on the following MIDI channels:
Track
• Accompaniment Out setting is
retained in memory even when
the power switch is turned OFF,
as long as batteries are installed
or an AC adaptor is connected.
Channel
Rhythm 1
9
Rhythm 2
10
Bass
3
Chord 1
4
Chord 2
5
Pad
6
Phrase 1
7
Phrase 2
8
oFF AcompOut
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■ Local Control ......................................................................................................................................................
“Local Control” refers to the fact that, normally, the PSR-A3 keyboard
controls the internal tone generator, allowing the internal voices to be played
directly from the keyboard. This situation is “Local Control ON” since the
internal tone generator is controlled locally by its own keyboard. Local control can be turned OFF, however, so that the keyboard does not play the internal voices, but the appropriate MIDI information is still transmitted via
the MIDI OUT connector when notes are played on the keyboard. At the
same time, the internal tone generator can respond to MIDI information
received via the MIDI IN connector. This means that while an external
MIDI sequencer, for example, plays the PSR-A3 internal voices, an external
tone generator can be played from the PSR-A3 keyboard. The default Local
Control setting is ON.
oon Local
■ External Clock ..................................................................................................................................................
Reception of an external MIDI clock signal can be enabled or disabled as
required. When disabled (OFF), all of the time-based functions (Auto Accompaniment, SONG recording and playback, etc.) are controlled by its
own internal clock. When MIDI clock reception is enabled (ON), however,
all timing is controlled by an external MIDI clock signal received via the
MIDI IN terminal. The default setting is OFF.
oFF ExtClock
• If the External Clock function is
turned ON but the external clock
signal is interrupted for more than
400 milliseconds, the internal
clock is re-selected automatically.
• External Clock setting is retained
in memory even when the power
switch is turned OFF, as long as
batteries are installed or an AC
adaptor is connected.
• When the External Clock is
turned ON, the song recording/
playback will be controlled by the
external device.
■ Initial Data Send ...........................................................................................................................................
Transmits all current panel settings to a MIDI data storage device before
actually recording your performance. With the “InitSnd?” function selected,
press the [+/YES] button to start transmission. When the data has been
transmitted, “End” will appear momentarily on the display and return to the
“InitSnd?”.
YES InitSnd?
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• The song data will not be played
back correctly, if the panel settings for the song has not been
recorded in advance. To record
the panel settings to an external
device, engage the external
device in the record mode and
execute the Initial Data Send
operation.
• The “InitSnd?” function can be
quickly selected by pressing and
holding the [SYNC-START/
STOP] button.
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■ Bulk Data Send ...............................................................................................................................................
This function causes the contents of the registration, song, multi pad and
scale data to be transmitted via the MIDI OUT connector. This data can be
saved to memory or disk via a MIDI sequence recorder or MIDI data recorder, and then reloaded when required. The bulk data can also be sent
directly to a second PSR-A3.
To send the bulk data select the “BulkSnd?” function, then press the [+/
YES] button. “Sure?” will appear on the display. Press the [+/YES] again to
begin transmission of the bulk data. “BkSnd:Sg” (song data), “BkSnd:Pd”
(multi pad data), “BkSnd:Rg” (registration data) and then “BkSnd:Sl” (scale
data) will appear on the display during transmission. When the data has
been transmitted, “End” will appear momentarily on the display and return
to the “BulkSnd?”
• A bulk dump transmission can be
stopped at any time by pressing
the [–/NO] button.
• No other operations can be
performed during bulk dump
transmission.
YES BulkSnd?
■ Receiving Bulk Data
The PSR-A3 will automatically receive compatible bulk data from an
external MIDI device as long as no style playback or song recording/playback operation is in progress. “BkRcv:Sg” (song data), “BkRcv:Pd” (multi
pad data), “BkRcv:Rg” (registration data), and then “BkRcv:Sl” (scale
data) will appear on the display during reception. When the data has been
received, “End” will appear momentarily on the display and return to the
previously selected display.
001 BkRcv:Sg
• No other operations can be
performed during bulk dump
reception.
• If an error occurs during bulk
data reception, “BkRcvErr” and
then “MemClrSg”, “MemClrPd”,
“MemClrRg”, or “MemClrSl” will
appear on the display indicating
that any of the song, multi pad,
registration memory, and scale
memory data has been cleared.
• When a bulk dump is received,
the received data replaces any
data that was previously in the
PSR-A3 memory.
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FUNCTION
Display
VOICE
Description
GrandPno Selecting Voices ....................................................................... page 12
(Voice Name)
STYLE
8BeatPop Selecting Accompaniment Styles ............................................. page 33
(Style Name)
SONG
ArabSng1 Selecting Songs ........................................................................ page 51
(Song Name)
REGIST MEMORY
MULTI PAD
Bank1
Selecting Registration Banks .................................................... page 47
Arpeggio Selecting Multi Pad Kits ............................................................ page 59
(Multi Pad Kit Name)
DUAL VOICE
Strings2 Selecting Dual Voices ............................................................... page 18
(Dual Voice Name)
D.Volume Changing Dual Voice Volume ................................................... page 18
D.Octave Changing Dual Voice Octave .................................................... page 18
D.RevLvl Changing Dual Voice Reverb Send Level ................................ page 18
D.ChoLvl Changing Dual Voice Chorus Send Level ................................ page 18
D.Pan
SPLIT VOICE
Changing Dual Voice Panning .................................................. page 18
Aco.Bass Selecting Split Voices ............................................................... page 15
(Split Voice Name)
S.Volume Changing Split Voice Volume ................................................... page 15
S.Octave Changing Split Voice Octave .................................................... page 15
S.RevLvl Changing Split Voice Reverb Send Level ................................. page 15
S.ChoLvl Changing Split Voice Chorus Send Level ................................. page 15
HARMONY/ECHO
S.Pan
Changing Split Voice Panning .................................................. page 15
S.Split
Changing Split Point (Split mode) ............................................. page 15
Block
Selecting Harmony/Echo types ................................................. page 20
(Harmony/Echo Type Name)
OVERALL
DIGITAL EFFECT
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Appendix: PSR-A3 Function Tree
Kybd Vol Changing Keyboard volume ................................................................... page 71
Octave
Changing Octave (VOICE function voice and dual voice) ...................... page 71
RevLevel Changing Reverb Send Level (VOICE function voice) ........................... page 72
ChoLevel Changing Chorus Send Level (VOICE function voice) ........................... page 72
DspLevel Changing DSP Send Level (VOICE function voice) .............................. page 72
Pan
Stereo Panning (VOICE function voice) ................................................. page 72
VoiceSet Turning Voice Set ON/OFF ..................................................................... page 73
FngrngMd Selecting Fingering mode (Fingered mode) ........................................... page 31
AcompVol Setting Accompaniment Volume ............................................................. page 73
AccSpPnt Changing Accompaniment Split Point (Accomp mode) .......................... page 41
TouchSns Setting Touch Sensitivity ........................................................................ page 73
MinusMod Selecting Minus One Mode ..................................................................... page 68
MinusChR Selecting Minus One Right-hand Channel .............................................. page 74
MinusChL Selecting Minus One Left-hand Channel ................................................ page 74
PBRange
Setting Pitch Bend Range ....................................................................... page 74
Metronom Metronome ON/OFF ............................................................................... page 74
Tuning
Fine Tuning ............................................................................................. page 74
SclTune
Changing the Scale Tuning .................................................................... page 43
TuneAcc
Accompaniment Scale Tuning ON/OFF ................................................. page 46
RemoteCh Setting Remote Keyboard Channel ........................................................ page 76
KybdOut
Transmitting Keyboard Data ................................................................... page 77
SongOut
Transmitting Song data (Melody track/s) ................................................ page 77
AcompOut Transmitting Auto-accompaniment data ................................................. page 77
Local
Local Control ON/OFF ............................................................................ page 78
ExtClock External Clock ON/OFF .......................................................................... page 78
InitSnd? Sending Initial Data ................................................................................. page 78
BulkSnd? Sending Bulk Data .................................................................................. page 79
Reverb
Hall1
Selecting Reverb Types ............ page 24
(Reverb Type Name)
RevRtnLv Setting Reverb Return Level ................................................................... page 25
Chorus
Chorus1 Selecting Chorus Types ............ page 26
(Chorus Type Name)
ChoRtnLv Setting Chorus Return Level ................................................................... page 27
Dsp
Stage2
Selecting DSP Types ................. page 28
(DSP Type Name)
DspRtnLv Setting DSP Return Level ....................................................................... page 29
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■ Digital Effect Configuration
The PSR-A3 features three types of digital effectors: Reverb, Chorus and DSP. Reverb
and Chorus effectors are exclusively used for enhancing and varying their respective effect
types. On the contrary the DSP effector can be used to select a variety of effect types such as
Distortion, Equalizer, Reverb and Chorus.
All the digital effects are connected or routed in one of two ways: System or Insertion. All
types of Reverb and Chorus effects classified as System effects. DSP, on the other hand, can
be configured as either System or Insertion effects. DSP configuration varies depending on
the type selected: System or Insertion illustrated below.
Each digital effect can be applied to the performance and incoming performance data
through MIDI IN, accompaniment and song playback. Each effect send level can independently be set for each voice (Reverb and Chorus for the VOICE function voice, Dual voice and
Split voice. DSP for the VOICE function voice only), while each effect return level affects
entire system.
DSP
(Insertion)
Dual
Split
Reverb Send Level
Reverb Send Level
REVERB
(System)
Chorus Send Level
Chorus Send Level
Chorus Send Level
DSP Return Level
Reverb Send Level
Chorus Return Level
Sound
Module
Dry
Reverb Return Level
Normal
CHORUS
(System)
DSP Send Level
DSP
(System)
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Appendix: About Digital Effect
The Digital Effect List
No.
Effect Type
Features
REVERB
01~04
Hall1~4
System
Concert hall reverb.
05~08
Room1~4
System
Small room reverb.
09, 10
Stage1, 2
System
Reverb for solo instruments.
11, 12
Plate1, 2
System
Simulated steel plate reverb.
13
OFF
—
No effect.
01~05
Chorus1~5
System
Conventional chorus program with rich, warm chorusing.
06~09
Flanger1~4
System
Pronounced three-phase modulation with a slight metallic sound.
10
OFF
—
No effect.
01~04
Hall1~4
System
Concert hall reverb.
05~08
Room1~4
System
Small room reverb.
09, 10
Stage1, 2
System
Reverb for solo instruments.
11, 12
Plate1, 2
System
Simulated steel plate reverb.
13, 14
Early Reflection1, 2
System
Early reflections only.
15
Gate Reverb
System
Gated reverb effect, in which the reverberation is quickly cut off for special effects.
16
Reverse Gate
System
Similar to Gate Reverb, but with a reverse increase in reverb.
17~21
Chorus1~5
System
Conventional chorus program with rich, warm chorusing.
22~25
Flanger1~4
System
Pronounced three-phase modulation with slight metallic sound.
26
Symphonic
System
Exceptionally rich & deep chorusing.
27
Phaser
System
Pronounced, metallic modulation with periodic phase change.
28~32
Rotary Speaker 1~5
Insertion
Rotary speaker simulation.
33, 34
Tremolo 1, 2
Insertion
Rich Tremolo effect with both volume and pitch modulation.
35
Guitar Tremolo
Insertion
Simulated electric guitar tremolo.
36
Auto Pan
Insertion
Several panning effects that automatically shift the sound position (left, right,
front, back).
37
Auto Wah
Insertion
Repeating filter sweep “wah” effect.
38
Delay L, C, R
System
Three independent delays, for the left, right and center stereo positions.
39
Delay L, R
System
Initial delay for each stereo channel, and two separate feedback delays.
40
Echo
System
Stereo delay, with independent Feedback Level controls for each channel.
41
Cross Delay
System
Complex effect that sends the delayed repeats “bouncing” between the left and
right channels.
42
Distortion Hard
Insertion
Hard-edge distortion.
43
Distortion Soft
Insertion
This type is not so hard compared with Distortion Hard.
44
EQ Disco
Insertion
Discotype equalizer program to boost high and low frequencies.
45
EQ Telephone
Insertion
Equalizer program which eliminates higher and lower frequencies to simulate
the sounds through telephone.
46
OFF
—
No effect.
CHORUS
DSP
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Appendix: Troubleshooting
Something not working as it should? In many cases what appears to be a malfunction can be traced to a simple error that can be remedied immediately. Before assuming that your PSR-A3 is faulty, please check the following points.
PROBLEM
The speakers produce a “pop” sound
whenever the power is turned ON or
OFF.
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
This is normal and is no cause for alarm.
Turn the power OFF and turn the power ON again. The default setting “Local ON”
is automatically selected.
No sound when the keyboard is played.
Not all simultaneously-played notes
sound.
The Local Control function could be turned OFF. Make sure Local Control is
turned ON (page 78).
You are probably exceeding the maximum polyphony of the PSR-A3. The PSR-A3
can play up to 32 notes at the same time — including split, dual, auto-accompaniment, song memory, and multi pad notes. Notes exceeding this limit will not
sound.
Auto accompaniment won’t sound right if you’re using SINGLE FINGER type
fingering when the SINGLE FINGER mode is not selected (page 31).
Auto accompaniment won’t function
properly. No lower keyboard sound.
Are you sure you’re playing in the Auto-Accompaniment section of the keyboard?
Are you playing chords that the PSR-A3 can recognize (see chord types on page
32)?
The selected voice does not sound
when the keyboard is played.
Make sure that the Keyboard Volume, Split Voice Volume, and/or Dual Voice Volume parameters are set at an appropriate level (pages 71, 15, and 18).
Turn the power OFF and turn the power ON again. The appropriate default volume setting for the voice is automatically selected.
Rhythm doesn’t sound when started.
Some sections of some styles do not use the accompaniment rhythm track.
Operation of the sustain pedal is reversed.
Sustain pedal operation will be reversed if you turn ON the power or plug in the
pedal while pressing the pedal. For normal operation turn OFF the power then
turn it back ON while the pedal is not pressed.
The desired parameter cannot be edited.
The cursor is not located at the parameter to be edited. Make sure that the cursor
is located at the parameter to be edited (the parameter should be flashing).
Make sure that the accompaniment tracks you want to hear are not muted (page
39), and that the Accomp Volume parameter is turned up to a reasonable level
(page 73).
Accompaniment does not play properly.
Turn the power OFF and turn the power ON again. The appropriate default track
setting for the style and the default accompaniment volume is automatically selected.
The Harmony/Echo and/or Dual Voice
function will not turn ON.
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Neither of these functions can be turned ON if a percussion kit voice is selected.
Make sure a voice between number 01 and 160 is selected.
The Harmony/Echo effect cannot be turned ON when the FINGERED FULL mode
is in use.
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Appendix: Troubleshooting / Data Backup & Initialization
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
The reverb and chorus types can not
be changed by changing the registration memory number.
ACCOMP FREEZE function is turned ON. The reverb and chorus types are
memoried as accompaniment parameter. Press the [ACCOMP FREEZE] button
to turn OFF it.
Individual registration, user song, user
pad, scale memory data transmitted via
bulk dump from an external sequencer
or other device is not received by the
PSR-A3.
Transmit the data with no more than a 2-second break between blocks, or transmit as entirely separate data.
Make sure that an appropriate Yamaha Music Cartridge is properly plugged into
the cartridge slot (page 64)
Cartridge data cannot be selected or
cannot be played back correctly.
The electrical contacts on the Music Cartridge are affected with dust. Insert and
remove the Music Cartridge several times. This may solve the problem. If the
problem still happens, wipe and clear the electrical contacts on the Music Cartridge with a dry soft cloth.
Appendix: Data Backup & Initialization
Except for the data listed below, all PSR-A3 panel settings are reset to their
initial settings whenever the power is turned ON. The data listed below are
backed up — i.e. retained in memory — as long as an AC adaptor is connected
or a set of batteries is installed.
• Registration Memory data
• User Song data
• User Pad Kit data
• Scale Memory data
• Remote Channel
• Keyboard Out
• Song Out
• Accomp Out
• External Clock
■ Data Initialization ........................................................................................................................................
All data can be initialized and restored to the factory preset condition by
turning ON the power while holding the [–/NO] and [+/YES] buttons. “CLr:
Backup” will appear briefly on the display.
POWER
ON /
OFF
CLr Backup
7
8
9
0
–/NO
+/ YES
• All registration, user song,
user pad kit and scale memory
data, plus the other settings
listed above, will be erased
and/or changed when the data
initialization procedure is
carried out.
• If the PSR-A3 has been “locked
up” due to static electricity or
other causes, turn the PSR-A3
OFF and execute the initialize
operation.
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Index
A
AC power adaptor ................................... 6
Accomp large/small ............................... 39
Accomp out (MIDI transmission) ........... 77
Accompaniment scale tuning ................ 46
Accompaniment split point .................... 41
Accompaniment track (song) ................ 53
Accompaniment volume ........................ 73
Arabic scale .......................................... 43
Auto accompaniment ............................ 30
Auto fill .................................................. 37
Aux out .................................................... 7
B
Bass (accompaniment track) ................ 38
Bass (fingered) ...................................... 33
Batteries .................................................. 6
Beat indicator ........................................ 36
Bulk data transmission .......................... 79
Bulk data reception ............................... 79
Bulk dump, MIDI ................................... 79
Fingering mode .....................................
Freeze (registration memory) ................
Full (fingered) ........................................
Function ................................................
31
49
33
10
G
GM system level 1 .............................. 102
H
Harmony ............................................... 20
I
Initial data send ..................................... 78
Insertion (digital effect) .......................... 82
Intro (accompaniment section) .............. 35
K
Keyboard out (MIDI transmission) ........ 77
Keyboard percussion ............................ 14
Keyboard volume .................................. 71
L
C
Local control .......................................... 78
Cartridge accompaniment style ............ 65
Cartridge registration ............................ 67
Cartridge song ...................................... 66
Chord Match (multi pad) ................. 60, 62
Chord (accompaniment track) ............... 38
Chorus level .......................................... 72
Chorus return level ................................ 27
Chorus type ..................................... 26, 83
Cleaning .................................................. 3
Clear (melody track) .............................. 52
Clearing (song tracks) ........................... 58
Connectors, MIDI .............................. 7, 75
Cursor ................................................... 10
M
D
Data backup ...................................... 3, 85
Data dial ............................................ 9, 14
Data initialization ................................... 85
Demo ...................................................... 9
DSP level .............................................. 72
DSP return level .................................... 29
DSP type ............................................... 28
Digital effect .......................................... 82
Digital effect type ............................ 24, 83
Dual voice ............................................. 17
Dual voice chorus level ......................... 19
Dual voice octave .................................. 19
Dual voice pan ...................................... 19
Dual voice reverb level .......................... 19
Dual voice volume ................................. 19
E
Electrical interference ............................. 3
Ending (accompaniment section) .......... 37
External clock control ............................ 78
Echo ...................................................... 20
F
Fill in (accompaniment section) ............ 37
Fingered (mode) ................................... 30
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Main A & B
(accompaniment section) .................. 37
Master volume ........................................ 8
Measure ................................................ 57
Melody track (song) .............................. 50
Metronome ............................................ 74
MIDI ...................................................... 75
MIDI data format ................................... 97
MIDI implementation chart .................... 94
Minus one ............................................. 68
Minus one left-hand channel ................. 74
Minus one right-hand channel ............... 74
Mode ..................................................... 11
Multi pad kit ........................................... 59
Multi pad kit list (preset) ........................ 60
Multi pads .............................................. 59
Music cartridge ...................................... 64
Music stand ............................................. 5
N
Naming (multi pad) ................................ 63
Naming (song) ...................................... 55
Naming (registration) ............................ 48
Normal (fingered) .................................. 32
Normal (mode) ...................................... 12
Number buttons ................................ 9, 13
Phrase (accompaniment track) ............. 38
Pitch bend ............................................. 23
Pitch bend range ................................... 74
Playback (user song) ............................ 56
Playback (cartridge song) ..................... 66
Playback (demo) ..................................... 8
Playback (multi pad) ............................. 59
Power supply ...................................... 3, 6
POWER switch ....................................... 8
R
Recording (multi pad) ............................ 61
Recording (song) .................................. 50
Reverb level .......................................... 72
Reverb return level ................................ 25
Reverb type ..................................... 24, 83
Registration bank .................................. 47
Registration memory ............................. 47
Remote channel .................................... 76
Repeat play ........................................... 69
Rewrite (recording song data) ............... 58
Rhythm (accompaniment track) ............ 38
S
Scale memory ....................................... 45
Scale setting ......................................... 43
Scale tuning .......................................... 43
Service & Modification ............................ 3
Single (mode) ........................................ 30
Song out (MIDI transmission) ............... 77
Specifications ........................................ 87
Split point (Split mode) .......................... 16
Split voice .............................................. 15
Split voice chorus level ......................... 16
Split voice octave .................................. 16
Split voice pan ....................................... 16
Split voice reverb level .......................... 16
Split voice volume ................................. 16
Start/stop ......................................... 35, 37
Stop accompaniment function ............... 37
Straight start .......................................... 35
Style File Format ................................... 30
Style selection ....................................... 33
Sustain (panel) ...................................... 22
Sustain (pedal) ........................................ 7
Synchro start ......................................... 35
System (digital effect) ........................... 82
T
Octave ................................................... 71
One touch setting .................................. 42
Overall function ..................................... 70
Tempo control .......................................
Touch response ....................................
Touch sensitivity ...................................
Tracks (auto accompaniment) ..............
Transpose .............................................
Troubleshooting ....................................
Tuning ...................................................
P
V
Pad (accompaniment track) .................. 38
Pan ........................................................ 72
Panel controls ......................................... 4
Percussion kit list .................................. 92
Phones .................................................... 7
Voice list (GM voice) .............................
Voice list (panel voice) ..........................
Voice selection ......................................
Voice set ...............................................
O
34
17
73
38
23
84
74
91
89
12
73
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Specifications /
Keyboards:
61 standard-size keys (C1~C6) with touch response.
Display:
Large multi-function LCD display
Setup:
Power: ON/OFF
Master Volume: MIN-MAX
Control & Ten Keys:
CURSOR▲▼< >, FUNCTION▲▼, MODE▼, [0]~[9], [+/YES],
[–/NO], Data dial
Cartridge Slot
Demo:
Voice Demo:21 songs
Style Demo:8 songs
Mode:
NORMAL, SPLIT,SINGLE,FINGERED
Voice:
AWM 160 voices+9 Keyboard Percussion Kits
Polyphony: 32
Split Voice: Volume, Octave, Reverb Level, Chorus Level, Pan,
Split Point
Dual Voice: Volume, Octave, Reverb Level, Chorus Level, Pan
Touch Response:Touch Sensitivity
Harmony/Echo: 22 types
Sustain
Others: Keyboard Volume, Octave, Reverb Level, Chorus Level,
DSP Level, Pan
Auto Accompaniment:
140 styles
Accomp Track: RHYTHM1/2, BASS, CHORD1/2, PAD,
PHRASE1/2
ACCOMP LARGE/SMALL
Accomp Track Settings: ON/OFF, Voice, Volume
Accompaniment Control: SYNC-START/STOP, START/STOP,
INTRO, MAIN A/B (AUTO FILL), ENDING
Tempo
Fingering (FINGERED Mode): Normal, Bass, Full
Accompaniment Volume
Accompaniment Split Point
One Touch Setting:
560 One Touch Settings
Overall Controls:
Transpose, Metronome, Tuning
Pitch Bend Wheel:
Pitch Bend Range
Digital Effect:
Reverb:12 types, Reverb Return Level
Chorus: 9 types, Chorus Return Level
DSP: 45 types, DSP Return Level
DSP Variation
Scale Setting:
One-octave keyboard buttons, Scale Tuning
Accompaniment Scale Tuning
Scale Memory:
1~6
Registration Memory:
32 Registration Bank, 1~4, Accomp Freeze
Multi Pads:
36 Preset Multi Pad Kits+4 User Multi Pad Kits
4 Pads+Terminate
Song:
Song: 8 User Songs
Recording Tracks: ACCOMP, MELODY 1,2
Edit: Volume, Voice (MELODY TRACK), Song Clear
Minus One: 3 Modes
Minus One Right-hand Channel,
Minus One Left-hand Channel
Repeat
MIDI:
Remote Channel, Keyboard Out, Song Out, Accompaniment Out,
External Clock, Local Control, Initial Data Send, Bulk Data Send
Auxiliary Jacks:
DC IN 10-12V, PHONES, SUSTAIN, AUX OUT R and L+R/L,
MIDI IN/OUT
Amplifiers:
6.0 W + 6.0 W (when using PA-5B AC Power adaptor)
4.5 W + 4.5 W (when using batteries)
Phones output: 75Ω ±5% Impedance
Speakers:
12cm (4-3/4") x 2
Power Consumption:
22 W (when using PA-5B AC power adaptor)
Batteries:
Six SUM-1, “D” size, R-20 or equivalent batteries
Rated Voltage:
DC 10-12V
Dimensions (WxDxH):
973 x 397 x 146 mm (38-1/4" x 15-5/8" x 5-3/4")
Weight:
7.4 kg (16.2 lbs.) excluding batteries
Supplied Accessories:
• Music Cartridge
• Music Stand
• Owner’s Manual
Optional Accessories:
• Headphones
HPE-3, HPE-150
• AC Power Adaptor PA-5, PA-5B, PA-5C
• Footswitch
FC4, FC5
• Music Cartridge
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Voice List /
The PSR-A3 is provided with the Panel Voices (voice numbers
01~171) and GM Voices (voice numbers 01~137). GM Voices are used
for the accompaniment. Refer to the GM Voice List on page 91 for the
accompaniment track voice editing.
Polyphony
The PSR-A3 can play up to 32 individual notes at the same time (i.e. it
has a maximum “polyphony” of 32). This number includes all voices
used: dual, split, auto accompaniment, song, and multi pads. If the maximum polyphony of the PSR-A3 is exceeded, the excess notes will be
truncated (they will not sound).
Another feature affecting polyphony is the fact that some PSR-A3
voices actually use two voices at once, as shown in the voice list below.
The effective maximum polyphony of the PSR-A3 is correspondingly
reduced when these voices are used.
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• The voice list includes the MIDI program
numbers and MIDI bank select numbers
(Panel Voice List only) that control each
voice when the PSR-A3 is played from
an external MIDI device.
• Panel voice number 113/GM voice
number 110 (Bagpipe) uses only one
voice above A#2.
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Voice List /
Panel Voice List /
MIDI
Voice Bank Select Program
Number MSB LSB Number
Voice Name
Number
of Notes
Used
MIDI
Voice Bank Select Program
Number MSB LSB Number
Piano
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Grand Piano
Bright Piano
Honky-tonk Piano
Funky Electric Piano
DX Electric Piano
Midi Grand Piano
Hyper Electric Piano
Dream Electric Piano
Bell Electric Piano
Ice Electric Piano
Tremolo Electric Piano
Harpsichord
Harpsichord Coupled
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
14
15
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
14
15
Clavi
Wah Clavi
Celesta
2
2
2
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
Mallets
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
Organ
Jazz Organ 1
Jazz Organ 2
Drawbar Organ
Full Organ
Click Organ
Rock Organ 1
Rock Organ 2
16'+2' Organ
16'+4' Organ
Church Organ
Reed Organ
Musette Accordion
Traditional Accordion
Soft Accordion
Tango Accordion
Bandoneon
Number
of Notes
Used
Guitar
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
Vibraphone
Marimba
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Tubular Bells
Timpani
Steel Drums
Dulcimer
Music Box
Kalimba
Voice Name
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Classical Guitar
Folk Guitar
12Strings Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Octave Guitar
Hawaiian Guitar
Clean Guitar
Tremolo Guitar
Muted Guitar
Guitar Harmonics
Overdriven Guitar
Distortion Guitar
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
Bass
Acoustic Bass
Finger Bass
Pick Bass
Fretless Bass
Slap Bass
Synth Bass 1
Synth Bass 2
Techno Bass
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
Strings
Violin
Viola
Cello
Contrabass
Banjo
Shamisen
Koto
Harp
Sitar
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
Ensemble
Strings 1
Strings 2
Chamber Strings
Synth Strings
Slow Strings
Tremolo Strings
Violin w/Strings
Pizzicato Strings
Choir
Choir Aahs
Choir Oohs
Synth Choir
Voyager
Orchestra Hit
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
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Voice List /
MIDI
Voice Bank Select Program
Number MSB LSB Number
Voice Name
Number
of Notes
Used
MIDI
Voice Bank Select Program
Number MSB LSB Number
Brass
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
0
1
2
Trumpet
Flugel Horn
Muted Trumpet
Trombone
Trombone Section
French Horn
Tuba
Brass Section
Brass+Sax
Brass+Trombone
Brass+Trumpet
Synth Brass 1
Synth Brass 2
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Pipe
Piccolo
Flute
Pan Flute
Recorder
Blown Bottle
Shakuhachi
Whistle
Ocarina
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
Synth Lead
90
Square Lead
Sawtooth Lead
Voice Lead
Crystal
Brightness
Sub Aqua
Analog Lead
Rain Hold
70’s Lead
Synth Clavi
Number
of Notes
Used
Synth Pad
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
Reed
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax
Breathy Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Breathy Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Sax + Clarinet
Sax+Trombone
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Clarinet
Harmonica
Shanai
Bagpipe
Voice Name
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
97
98
98
99
97
96
96
98
97
97
97
97
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
107
107
105
105
110
110
50
25
106
15
25
71
74
73
75
109
61
19
23
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
127
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
16
24
25
32
40
48
64
170
171
0
0
1
1
13
14
Fantasia
Bell Pad
Xenon Pad
Angels
Transform
Atmosphere
Shining
Dark Moon
Cyber Pad
Sci-Fi
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Oriental
Kanoun
Kanoun Octave
Oud
Oud with tremolo
Rababa
Kaman
Wataryat
Bouzouki
Baglamas
Santuri
Bouzouk
Mizmar
Mijwez
Nay
Kawala
Argoul
Arabic Brass
Arabic Organ
Arabic Accordion
1
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
Drum Kits
Standard Kit
Room Kit
Rock Kit
Electronic Kit
Analog Kit
Jazz Kit
Brush Kit
Classic Kit
Arabic Kit
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Dual Only
Organ Harmonics 51/3
Organ Harmonics 51/3+ 22/3
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Voice List /
GM Voice List /
MIDI
Voice
Program
Number Number
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
Number
MIDI
Voice
of Notes
Program
Number
Used
Number
Piano
45
44
0
Acoustic Grand Piano
1
46
45
1
Bright Acoustic Piano
1
47
46
2
Electric Grand Piano
2
48
47
3
Honky-tonk Piano
2
4
Electric Piano 1
2
49
48
5
Electric Piano 2
2
50
49
6
Harpsichord
1
51
50
7
Clavi
1
52
51
Chromatic Percussion
53
52
8
Celesta
1
54
53
9
Glockenspiel
1
55
54
10
Music Box
2
56
55
11
Vibraphone
1
12
Marimba
1
57
56
13
Xylophone
1
58
57
14
Tubular Bells
1
59
58
15
Dulcimer
2
60
59
Organ
61
60
16
Drawbar Organ
1
62
61
17
Percussive Organ
1
63
62
18
Rock Organ
2
64
63
19
Church Organ
2
20
Reed Organ
1
65
64
21
Accordion
2
66
65
22
Harmonica
1
67
66
23
Bandoneon
2
68
67
Guitar
69
68
24
Acoustic Guitar (nylon)
1
70
69
25
Acoustic Guitar (steel)
1
71
70
26
Electric Guitar (jazz)
1
72
71
27
Electric Guitar (clean)
2
28
Electric Guitar (muted)
1
73
72
29
Overdriven Guitar
1
74
73
30
Distortion Guitar
1
75
74
31
Guitar Harmonics
1
76
75
Bass
77
76
32
Acoustic Bass
1
78
77
33
Electric Bass (finger)
1
79
78
34
Electric Bass (pick)
1
80
79
35
Fretless Bass
1
36
Slap Bass 1
1
81
80
37
Slap Bass 2
1
82
81
38
Synth Bass 1
1
83
82
39
Synth Bass 2
1
84
83
Strings
85
84
40
Violin
1
86
85
41
Viola
1
87
86
42
Cello
1
88
87
43
Contrabass
1
89
88
90
89
Voice Name
Voice Name
Tremolo Strings
Pizzicato Strings
Orchestral Harp
Timpani
Ensemble
Strings Ensemble 1
Strings Ensemble 2
Synth Strings 1
Synth Strings 2
Choir Aahs
Voice Oohs
Synth Voice
Orchestra Hit
Brass
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Muted Trumpet
French Horn
Brass Section
Synth Brass 1
Synth Brass 2
Number
MIDI
of Notes Voice Program
Voice Name
Used Number Number
2
91
90
Pad 3 (polysynth)
2
92
91
Pad 4 (choir)
1
93
92
Pad 5 (bowed)
1
94
93
Pad 6 (metallic)
95
94
Pad 7 (halo)
1
96
95
Pad 8 (sweep)
1
Synth Effects
2
97
96
FX 1 (rain)
2
98
97
FX 2 (soundtrack)
2
99
98
FX 3 (crystal)
1
100
99
FX 4 (atmosphere)
1
101
100
FX 5 (brightness)
1
102
101
FX 6 (goblins)
103
102
FX 7 (echoes)
1
104
103
FX 8 (sci-fi)
1
Ethnic
1
105
104
Sitar
1
106
105
Banjo
1
107
106
Shamisen
1
108
107
Koto
2
109
108
Kalimba
2
110
109
Bagpipe
Reed
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Clarinet
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Pipe
Piccolo
Flute
Recorder
Pan Flute
Blown Bottle
Shakuhachi
Whistle
Ocarina
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
Synth Lead
Lead 1 (square)
Lead 2 (sawtooth)
Lead 3 (calliope)
Lead 4 (chiff)
Lead 5 (charang)
Lead 6 (voice)
Lead 7 (fifth)
Lead 8 (bass+Lead )
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Synth Pad
Pad 1 (new age)
Pad 2 (warm)
2
2
111
112
110
111
Fiddle
Shanai
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
Tinkle Bell
Agogo
Steel Drums
Woodblock
Taiko Drum
Melodic Tom
Synth Drum
Reverse Cymbal
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
0
8
16
24
25
32
40
48
64
Number
of Notes
Used
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Percussive
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
Sound Effects
Guitar Fret Noise
Breath Noise
Seashore
Bird Tweet
Telephone Ring
Helicopter
Applause
Gunshot
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
Drum Kits
Standard Kit
Room Kit
Rock Kit
Electronic Kit
Analog Kit
Jazz Kit
Brush Kit
Classic Kit
Arabic Kit
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Percussion Kit List /
* “<——” indicates the content is the same as that of Standard Kit.
* The number in parentheses ( ) after the percussion kit name is the
MIDI program number.
* The corresponding MIDI note numbers for the notes listed in the chart
below are actually one octave lower. For example, the MIDI note
number for note #36 (C1) in the chart is note #24 (C0).
* Each drum/percussion voice uses one note.
* The drum and percussion voices in same alternate group *1–8 can
not be played at the same time.
Note#
Note
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
C#0
D0
D#0
E0
F0
F#0
G0
G#0
A0
A#0
B0
C1
C#1
D1
D#1
E1
F1
F#1
G1
G#1
A1
A#1
B1
C2
C#2
D2
D#2
E2
F2
F#2
G2
G#2
A2
A#2
B2
C3
C#3
D3
D#3
E3
F3
F#3
G3
G#3
A3
A#3
B3
C4
C#4
D4
D#4
E4
F4
F#4
G4
G#4
A4
A#4
B4
C5
C#5
D5
D#5
E5
F5
F#5
G5
G#5
A5
A#5
B5
C6
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* The PSR-A3 has two Arabic Kits (Panel Arabic Kit: panel voice
number 169 and GM Arabic Kit: GM voice number 137). Panel Arabic
Kit will be used when you normally play on the keyboard or the PSRA3 receives program change messages on the specified remote
channel or receives program change messages after receiving “Panel
Voice” message. GM Arabic Kit will be selected only when you
change the accompaniment track voices, or the PSR-A3 receives
program change messages through MIDI under the condition excepting the ones mentioned above.
* GM voice numbers 129 through 136 correspond to the panel voice
numbers 161 through 168 respectively.
161/129: Standard Kit (0)
162/130: Room Kit (8)
163/131: Rock Kit (16)
164/132: Electronic Kit (24) 165/133: Analog Kit (25)
Surdo Mute
Surdo Open
Hi Q
Whip Slap
Scratch H
Scratch L
FingerSnap
Click Noise
Metronome Click
Metronome Bell
Click L (Square wave)
Click H (Square wave)
Brush Tap
Brush Swirl
Brush Slap
Brush Swirl W/Attack
Snare Roll
Castanet
Snare H Soft
Sticks
Bass Drum H Soft
Open Rim Shot
Bass Drum L
Bass Drum H Hard
Closed Rim Shot
Snare L
Hand Clap
Snare H Hard
Floor Tom L
Hi-Hat Closed *1
Floor Tom H
Hi-Hat Pedal *1
Low Tom
Hi-Hat Open *1
Mid Tom L
Mid Tom H
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Cymbal Cup
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Vibraslap
Ride Cymbal 2
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Timbale H
Timbale L
Agogo H
Agogo L
Cabasa
Maracas
Samba Whistle H
Samba Whistle L
Guiro Short
Guiro Long
Claves
Wood Block H
Wood Block L
Cuica Mute
Cuica Open
Triangle Mute *2
Triangle Open *2
Shaker
Jingle Bell
Bell Tree
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Snare Room L
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Bass Drum Room L
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Bass Drum Room M
Bass Drum Room H
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Snare Room M
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Snare Room H
Room Tom 1
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Room Tom 2
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Room Tom 3
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Room Tom 4
Room Tom 5
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Room Tom 6
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Snare Rock L
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Bass Drum Rock L
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Bass Drum Rock M
Bass Drum Rock H
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Snare Rock M
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Snare Rock H
Rock Tom 1
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Rock Tom 2
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Rock Tom 3
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Rock Tom 4
Rock Tom 5
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Rock Tom 6
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Reverse Cymbal
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Hi-Q
Snare Gate L
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Bass Drum Gate L
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Bass Drum Gate M
Bass Drum Gate H
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Snare Gate M
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Snare Gate H
Electronic Tom 1
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Electronic Tom 2
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Electronic Tom 3
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Electronic Tom 4
Electronic Tom 5
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Electronic Tom 6
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Scratch H
Scratch L
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Reverse Cymbal
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Hi-Q
Snare Analog L
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Bass Drum Analog L
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Bass Drum Analog M
Bass Drum Analog H
Closed Rim Shot Analog
Snare Analog M
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Snare Analog H
Snare Analog H
Analog Hi-hat Closed 1 *3
Analog Tom 2
Analog Hi-hat Closed 2 *3
Analog Tom 3
Analog Hi-hat Open *3
Analog Tom 4
Analog Tom 5
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Analog Tom 6
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Scratch H
Scratch L
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Percussion Kit List /
Note#
Note
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
C#0
D0
D#0
E0
F0
F#0
G0
G#0
A0
A#0
B0
C1
C#1
D1
D#1
E1
F1
F#1
G1
G#1
A1
A#1
B1
C2
C#2
D2
D#2
E2
F2
F#2
G2
G#2
A2
A#2
B2
C3
C#3
D3
D#3
E3
F3
F#3
G3
G#3
A3
A#3
B3
C4
C#4
D4
D#4
E4
F4
F#4
G4
G#4
A4
A#4
B4
C5
C#5
D5
D#5
E5
F5
F#5
G5
G#5
A5
A#5
B5
C6
166/134: Jazz Kit (32)
167/135: Brush Kit (40) 168/136: Classic Kit (48)
169: Panel Arabic Kit (64)
137: GM Arabic Kit (64)
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Natural Tom 1
Dark Hi-Hat Closed *4
Natural Tom 2
Dark Hi-Hat Pedal *4
Natural Tom 3
Dark Hit Hat Open *4
Natural Tom 4
Natural Tom 5
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Brush Slap L
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Brush Slap H
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Brush Tap
Brush Tom 1
Dark Hi-Hat Closed *5
Brush Tom 2
Dark Hi-Hat Pedal *5
Brush Tom 3
Dark Hit Hat Open *5
Brush Tom 4
Brush Tom 5
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Nakarazan Dom
Cabasa
Nakarazan Edge
Hager Dom
Hager Edge
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Zagrouda H
Zagrouda L
Bass Drum L
Closed Rim Shot
Snare H Soft
Arabic Hand Clap
Snare H Hard
Floor Tom L
Dark Hi-Hat Closed *7
Floor Tom H
Dark Hi-Hat Pedal *7
Low Tom
Dark Hit Hat Open *7
Mid Tom L
Mid Tom H
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Crash Cymbal 2
Duhulla Dom
Tambourine
Duhulla Tak
Cowbell
Duhulla Sak
Claves
Doff Dom
Katem Dom
Katem Tak
Katem Sak
Katem Tak
Doff Tak
Tabla Dom
Tabla Tak1
Tabla Tik
Tabla Tak2
Tabla Sak
Tabla Roll of Edge
Tabla Flam
Sagat 1
Tabel Dom
Sagat 3
Tabel Tak
Sagat 2
Rik Dom
Rik Tak 2
Rik Finger 1
Rik Tak 1
Rik Finger 2
Rik Brass Tremolo
Rik Sak
Rik Tik
Tabel Tak
Tabel Dom
Nakarazan Edge
Whip Slap
Scratch H
Scratch L
Nakarazan Dom
Katem Tak
Katem Sak
Katem Dom
Rik Tak 2
Rik Tak 1
Rik Finger 2
Brush Swirl
Rik Finger 1
Rik Brass Tremolo
Tabla Roll of Edge
Rik Dom
Duhulla Sak
Rik Sak
Tabla Dom
Tabla Sak
Duhulla Dom
Bass Drum L
Closed Rim Shot
Snare H Soft
Arabic Hand Clap
Snare H Hard
Floor Tom L
Dark Hi-Hat Closed *8
Floor Tom H
Dark Hi-Hat Pedal *8
Low Tom
Dark Hit Hat Open *8
Mid Tom L
Mid Tom H
Crash Cymbal 1
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Chinese Cymbal
Ride Cymbal Cup
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Crash Cymbal 2
Tabla Flam
Rik Tik
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Doff Tak
Doff Dom
Agogo H
Agogo L
Cabasa
Tabla Tik
Zagrouda H
Zagrouda L
Guiro Short
Guiro Long
Claves
Tabla Tak2
Tabla Tak1
Hager Edge
Hager Dom
Sagat 2
Sagat 3
Duhulla Tak
Sagat 1
Bell Tree
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
Snare Classic L
<——
Gran Casa L
<——
Gran Casa M
Gran Casa H
<——
Snare Classic M
<——
Snare Classic H
Natural Tom 1
Dark Hi-Hat Closed *6
Natural Tom 2
Dark Hi-Hat Pedal *6
Natural Tom 3
Dark Hit Hat Open *6
Natural Tom 4
Natural Tom 5
Hand Cymbal Long L
Natural Tom 6
Hand Cymbal Short L
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
Hand Cymbal Long H
<——
Hand Cymbal Short H
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
<——
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MIDI Implementation Chart /
[Portable Keyboard]
Model: PSR-A3
Function
Transmitted
Default
Changed
1~16 CH
1~16 CH
1~16 CH (*1)
1~16 CH (*1)
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
X
*****************
(*1)
X
X
: True voice
0~127
*****************
0~127
0~127
Velocity
Note on
Note off
O 9nH, v=1~127
X 9nH, v=0
O 9nH, v=1~127
X 9nH, v=0 or 8nH
After
Touch
key’s
Ch’s
X
X
X
X
O
O
O
X (*3)
O
O
O
X (*3)
O
X (*3)
X (*3)
X (*3)
X (*3)
X (*3)
X (*3)
X (*3)
O
O
O
X (*3)
X (*3)
O
O (*6)
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
Program
Change : True #
O 0~127
*****************
O 0~127
0~127 (*8)
System Exclusive
O
O
System
: Song Position
: Song Select
Common : Tune
X
X
X
X
X
X
System : Clock
Real Time : Commands
O
O
O (*9)
O (*9)
Aux
X
X
O
X
X
O
O
X
Pitch Bender
Control Change
0, 32
1
6, 38
7
10
11
64
66
67
71
72
73
74
84
91
93
94
96, 97
98, 99
100, 101
120
121
: Local ON/OFF
: All Notes Off
Messages : Active Sense
: Reset
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
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Recognized
Basic
Channel
Note
Number
Date: 1995. 5. 18
Version: 1.00
MIDI Implementation Chart
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
Remarks
Bank select MSB, LSB (*2)
Modulation
Data entry MSB, LSB
Volume
Pan
Expression
Sustain
Sostenuto
Soft pedal
Harmonic content
Release time
Attack time
Brightness
Portamento control
Reverb send level
Chorus send level
DSP send level
Data increment, decrement
NRPN LSB, MSB (*4)
RPN LSB, MSB (*5)
All sound off
Reset all controllers (*7)
(*10)
Start, stop
O: Yes
X: No
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MIDI Implementation Chart /
*1 PSR-A3 ordinarily functions as 16 MIDI channel multi-timbral tone
generator controlled by MIDI reception data. Panel voices and the
other panel settings are not affected by the MIDI message, excepting the followings:
MIDI Master Tuning
System Exclusive Message for controlling Reverb, Chorus and
Dsp
The Remote Channel can be designated by the panel settings. The
designated channel on the PSR-A3 can be controlled by an external device and receive all the data excepting the following control
change data:
Data entry, MSB, LSB
Portamento control
Data increment
Data decrement
NRPN LSB, MSB
RPN LSB, MSB
*2 Bank Select MSB
The bank select MSB is used for melody voice and rhythm voice
switching.
MSB 00H: Melody voice.
MSB 7FH: Rhythm voice.
Transmission: Transmitted when changing the voice, style and
song.
Reception: All channels except10 channel receive this message.
( 10 channel is fixed at rhythm voice.). But when 10 channel is set
for the remote channel or receives XG System On message, 10
channel receives this message and the rhythm voice can change
to the melody voice.
Bank Select LSB
This message is used to correspond to the panel voice numbers
higher than 128.
Bank Select LSB=00H: program change numbers 0~127 correspond to the panel voice numbers 1~128.
Bank Select LSB=01H: program change numbers 0~12 correspond to the panel voice numbers 129~141.
Bank Select LSB=96H~99H: Oriental voices (refer to the Panel
Voice List on page 90).
Transmission: Transmitted when changing the voice, style and
song.
Reception: This message can be received only at the channel
designated as the remote channel or the panel voice.
No voice change will occur when only a bank select is received.
When a program change is received the latest bank select value is
used.
*4 NRPN transmission/reception
The following parameters are supported.
NRPN
MSB LSB
01H 08H
Data entry
MSB LSB
mmH - -
01H
09H
mmH - -
01H
0AH
mmH - -
01H
20H
mmH - -
01H
21H
mmH - -
01H
63H
mmH - -
01H
64H
mmH - -
01H
66H
mmH - -
14H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
15H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
16H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
17H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
18H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
19H rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
1AH rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
1CH rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
1DH rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
1EH rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
1FH rrH
mmH - rr: drum instrument note number
Parameter Name/Range
Vibrato Rate
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Vibrato Depth
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Vibrato Delay
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Filter Cutoff Freq.
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Filter Resonance
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
EG Attack Time
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
EG Decay Time
mm : 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
EG Release TIme
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum Filter Cutoff Freq.
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum Filter Resonance
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum EG Attack Rate
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum EG Decay Rate
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum Instrument Pitch Course
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum Instrument Pitch Fine
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Drum Instrument Level
mm: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
Drum Instrument Panpot
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (L - Center - R)
Drum Instrument Reverb Send Level
mm: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
Drum Instrument Chorus Send Level
mm: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
Drum Instrument DSP Send Level
mm : 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
Default
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
40H
Depends on note
Depends on note
Depends on note
Depends on note
7FH
Data entry LSB is ignored.
*5 RPN transmission/reception
The following parameters are supported.
RPN
MSB LSB
00H 00H
Data entry
MSB LSB
mmH - -
00H
01H
mmH - -
00H
02H
mmH - -
7FH 7FH
--
--
Parameter Name/Range
Pitch bend Sensitivity
mm: 00H - 02H - 0CH (0 - 2 - 12)
Fine Tuning
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
Course Tuning
mm: 00H - 40H - 7FH (-64 - 0 - +63)
RPN Null
Clears current RPN and NRPN number settings.
Default
02H
40H
40H
--
Data entry LSB is ignored.
*6 Not transmitted when Song and Accompaniment is playing.
*3 These Control Change messages are not transmitted by the PSRA3 panel operation, but may be transmitted by the accompaniment
style playing.
*7 Pitch Bend, modulation, expression, sustain, sostenuto and
softpedal are returned to their defult values.
Clears current RPN and NRPN number settings.
Resets portament source note number.
*8 129~160 voice numbers are selectable through an appropriate
Bank Select setting (Refer to *2).
*9 When the External Clock is turned ON by PSR-A3 panel setting,
Clock, Start/Stop message will be received.
The start/stop of the song recording and playback will be controlled
by the external device. The initial set up data is transmitted before
the song playback, so that the start may be delayed.
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MIDI Implementation Chart /
*10 Exclusive
The following system exclusive parameters are supported.
<GM system ON> F0H, 7EH, 7FH, 09H, 01H, F7H
All parameters except MIDI master Tuning and Dsp setting are
reset to their default values.
Remote Channel setting is canceled.
This message requires approximately 50ms to execute, so
sufficient time should be allowed before the next message is
sent.
<DISK ORCHESTRA ON> F0H, 43H, 73H, 01H, 14H, F7H
This message switches PSR-A3 to Disk Orchestra defualt
settings.
Remote Channel setting is canceled.
This message requires approximately 50ms to execute, so
sufficient time should be allowed before the next message is
sent.
<DISK ORCHESTRA OFF> F0H, 43H, 73H, 01H, 13H, F7H
This message switches Disk Orchestra ON to OFF.
All parameters except MIDI master Tuning are reset to their
default values.
This message requires approximately 50ms to execute, so
sufficient time should be allowed before the next message is
sent.
<MIDI Master Volume> F0H, 7FH, 7FH, 04H, 01H, ll, mm, F7H
Allows the volume of all channels to be changed simultaneously.
“mm” is used as the MIDI Master Volume value (“ll” is ignored).
The defalut value for “mm” is 7FH.
<MIDI Master Tuning>
F0H, 43H, 1nH, 27H, 30H, 00H, 00H, mm, ll, cc, F7H
“mmll” is used as the MIDI Master Tuning value.
The tuning value is represented as follows:
T=M-128 (28<=M<=228), T=-100 (M<28), T=100 (M>228)
Where T is the actual tuning value in cents.
M is decimal value represented by 1-byte using bits 0..3 of
“mm” as the MSB and bits 0..3 of “ll” as the LSB.
The default values of “mm” and “ll” are 08H and 00H
resprectively.
n and cc are also recognized.
This value is not reset by a GM System ON or Reset All Controllers message.
This value affects not only MIDI reception part but the entire
system of the PSR-A3.
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<Panel Voice> F0H, 43H, 76H, 1BH, cc, vv, F7H
This message alternately selects Panel voice or GM voice.
cc: MIDI channel
vv: 00=GM voice mode/01=Panel voice mode
GM voice mode is defalut.
This message is ignored by the remote channel.
<Bulk Dump>
Song Memory:
F0H, 43H, 76H, 1CH, bl, bh, <DATA>, cs, F7H
Multi Pad:
F0H, 43H, 76H, 1DH, bl, bh, <DATA>, cs, F7H
Registration Memory:
F0H, 43H, 76H, 1EH, bl, bh, <DATA>, cs, F7H
Scale Memory:
F0H, 43H, 76H, 1FH, bl, bh, <DATA>, cs, F7H
“bl” and “bh” represent the total byte count as “bl + bh*128”.
cs=Checksum.
<XG System On> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 4CH, 00H, 00H, 7EH, 00H, F7H
n: device number (transmission: n=0, reception: n is ignored.)
All parameters except MIDI master Tuning are reset to their
default values.
Remote Channel setting is canceled.
This message requires approximately 50ms to execute, so
sufficient time should be allowed before the next message is
sent.
<XG Parameter Change>
F0H, 43H, 1nH, 4CH, aaH, bbH, ccH, ddH........F7H
n: device number(transmission: n=0, reception: n is ignored.)
aa,bb,cc: address High, Mid, Low (see below)
dd: data (succesive transmission and reception are possible
within the amount of data shown in the following Table-1)
Note: PSR-A3 corresponds to XG parameters in the Table-1.
But this is a part of XG parameters, PSR-A3 does not
perfectly correspond to XG format.
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MIDI Data Format /
<Table-1> Parameter Change
SYSTEM
Address
Size
(H)
(H)
00 00 00 4
01
02
03
Data
(H)
0000 - 07FF
Parameter
Description
MASTER TUNE
-102.4 - +102.3[cent]
1st bit3-0 m bit15-12
2nd bit3-0 m bit11-8
3rd bit3-0 m bit7-4
4th bit3-0 m bit3-0
0 - 127
04
1
00 - 7F
MASTER VOLUME
06
7D
1
1
28 - 58
00 - 01
TRANSPOSE
DRUM SETUP RESET
7E
7F
1
1
00
00
-24 - +24[semitone]
00: Drum setup 1
01: Drum setup 2
XG SYSTEM ON
ALL PARAMETER RESET
Default
value(H)
00 04 00 00
7F
40
—
—
—
EFFECT
Address
Size
(H)
(H)
02 01 00 2
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C
0D
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Data
(H)
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
01-7F
Parameter
Description
REVERB TYPE MSB
REVERB TYPE LSB
REVERB PARAMETER 1
REVERB PARAMETER 2
REVERB PARAMETER 3
REVERB PARAMETER 4
REVERB PARAMETER 5
REVERB PARAMETER 6
REVERB PARAMETER 7
REVERB PARAMETER 8
REVERB PARAMETER 9
REVERB PARAMETER 10
REVERB RETURN
REVERB PAN
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
L63...C...R63(1...64...127)
Default
value(H)
01(=HALL1)
00
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
40
40
02 01 10
11
12
13
14
15
1
1
1
1
1
1
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
REVERB PARAMETER 11
REVERB PARAMETER 12
REVERB PARAMETER 13
REVERB PARAMETER 14
REVERB PARAMETER 15
REVERB PARAMETER 16
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
Depends on reverb type
02 01 20
2
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
2A
2B
2C
2D
2E
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
01-7F
00-7F
CHORUS TYPE MSB
CHORUS TYPE LSB
CHORUS PARAMETER 1
CHORUS PARAMETER 2
CHORUS PARAMETER 3
CHORUS PARAMETER 4
CHORUS PARAMETER 5
CHORUS PARAMETER 6
CHORUS PARAMETER 7
CHORUS PARAMETER 8
CHORUS PARAMETER 9
CHORUS PARAMETER 10
CHORUS RETURN
CHORUS PAN
SEND CHORUS TO REVERB
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
L63...C...R63(1...64...127)
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
41(=CHORUS1)
00
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
40
40
00
02 01 30
31
32
33
34
35
1
1
1
1
1
1
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
CHORUS PARAMETER 11
CHORUS PARAMETER 12
CHORUS PARAMETER 13
CHORUS PARAMETER 14
CHORUS PARAMETER 15
CHORUS PARAMETER 16
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
Depends on chorus type
02 01 40
2
42
2
44
2
46
2
48
2
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
VARIATION TYPE MSB
VARIATION TYPE LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 1 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 1 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 2 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 2 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 3 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 3 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 4 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 4 LSB
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-2
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
05(=DELAY L,C,R)
00
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
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MIDI Data Format /
Address
(H)
Size
(H)
4A 2
4C
2
4E
2
50
2
52
2
54
2
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
1
1
1
1
1
1
Data
(H)
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
01-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-01
00-01
02 01 70
71
72
73
74
75
1
1
1
1
1
1
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
Parameter
Description
VARIATION PARAMETER 5 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 5 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 5 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 6 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 7 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 7 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 8 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 8 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 9 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 9 LSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 10 MSB
VARIATION PARAMETER 10 LSB
VARIATION RETURN
VARIATION PAN
SEND VARIATION TO REVERB
SEND VARIATION TO CHORUS
VARIATION CONNECTION
VARIATION PART
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
L63...C...R63(1...64...127)
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
-∞dB...0dB...+6dB(0...64...127)
“0:INSERTION,1:SYSTEM”
00H~0FH: Ch1~16 7F: Off
Default
value(H)
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
40
40
00
00
00
7F
VARIATION PARAMETER 11
VARIATION PARAMETER 12
VARIATION PARAMETER 13
VARIATION PARAMETER 14
VARIATION PARAMETER 15
VARIATION PARAMETER 16
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Refer to Table-3
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Depends on variation type
Default
value(H)
00 (except 10Ch)/02 (10Ch)
* VARIATION means PSR-A3 Dsp effect.
MULTI PART
Address
Size
(H)
(H)
08 nn 07 1
Data
(H)
00 - 05
Parameter
Description
PART MODE
00: NORMAL
01: Preset Drum Setup
02: Drum Setup 1
03: Drum Setup 2
0 - 127
7F
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
-64 - +63[cent]
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
nn 11
1
00 - 7F
DRY LEVEL
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
nn
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
SCALE
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
4A
4B
4C
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
TUNING
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
* nn: MIDI Channel(00-0F)
DRUM SETUP
Address
(H)
3n rr
3n rr
3n rr
3n rr
3n rr
3n rr
3n rr
3n
3n
3n
3n
rr
rr
rr
rr
Data
(H)
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
Parameter
Description
00
01
02
04
05
06
07
Size
(H)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
PITCH COARSE
PITCH FINE
LEVEL
PAN
REVERB SEND
CHORUS SEND
VARIATION SEND
-64 - +63[semitone]
-64 - +63[cent]
0 - 127
1(Left)-64(Center)-127(Right)
0 - 127
0 - 127
0 - 127
Default
value(H)
40
40
Depends on note
Depends on note
Depends on note
7F
7F
0B
0C
0D
0E
1
1
1
1
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
00 - 7F
FILTER CUTOFF FREQUENCY
FILTER RESONANCE
EG ATTACK
EG DECAY1
-64 - 63
-64 - 63
-64 - 63
-64 - 63
40
40
40
40
* n:Drum setup number (0H or 1H)
rr:note number(18H to 54H)
98
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MIDI Data Format /
<Table-2> Effect map
The following types in the boxes can be controlled by the PSR-A3 settings. The numbers in the brackets are PSR-A3 panel effect numbers.
The blank indicates the content is the same as that of 00H.
REVERB TYPE
LSB
MSB
00H
01H
02H
03H
04H
05H
:
7FH
00H
NO EFFECT
[1]HALL1
ROOM5
STAGE3
PLATE3
NO EFFECT
:
NO EFFECT
01H
02H
HALL5
ROOM6
STAGE4
ROOM7
01H
02H
CHORUS7
[4]CHORUS4
[9]FLANGER4
[5]CHORUS5
CELESTE2
01H
02H
08H
09H
0AH
0BH
0CH
[2]HALL2
[5]ROOM1
[9]STAGE1
[11]PLATE1
[3]HALL3
[6]ROOM2
[10]STAGE2
[12]PLATE2
[4]HALL4
[7]ROOM3
[8]ROOM4
08H
09H
0AH
0BH
0CH
[2]CHORUS2
[6]FLANGER1
[3]CHORUS3
[7]FLANGER2
[1]CHORUS1
[8]FLANGER3
08H
09H
0AH
0BH
0CH
[4]HALL4
[7]ROOM3
[8]ROOM4
CHORUS TYPE
LSB
MSB
00H
01H
:
40H
41H
42H
43H
44H
:
7FH
00H
NO EFFECT
NO EFFECT
:
NO EFFECT
CHORUS6
CELESTE1
FLANGER 5
NO EFFECT
:
NO EFFECT
VARIATION TYPE
LSB
MSB
00H
01H
02H
03H
04H
05H
06H
07H
08H
09H
0AH
0BH
0CH
:
3FH
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
4A
4B
4C
4D
4E
4F
:
7F
00H
NO EFFECT
[1]HALL1
HALL2
[2]HALL2
[3]HALL3
ROOM5
ROOM6
ROOM7
[5]ROOM1
[6]ROOM2
STAGE3
STAGE4
[9]STAGE1
[10]STAGE2
PLATE3
[11]PLATE1
[12]PLATE2
DELAY L,C,R2
[38]DELAY LCR
[39]DELAY L,R
[40]ECHO
[41]CROSS DELAY
[13]EARLY REF1
[14]EARLY REF2
[15]GATE REVERB
[16]REVERSE GATE
NO EFFECT or THRU*
:
NO EFFECT or THRU*
THRU
CHORUS6
CHORUS7
[21]CHORUS5
CELESTE1
[20]CHORUS4
CELESTE2
[18]CHORUS2
[19]CHORUS3
FLANGER 5
[25]FLANGER4
[22]FLANGER1
[23]FLANGER2
SYMPHONIC2
[26]SYMPHONIC
ROTARY SP6
[28]ROTARY SP1
TREMOLO3
[33]TREMOLO1
AUTO PAN2
[36]AUTO PAN
[29]ROTARY SP2
[27]PHASER
DISTORTION
OVER DRIVE
AMP SIMULATOR
[42]DIST.HARD
[43]DIST.SOFT
3-BAND EQ
[44]EQ DISCO
[45]EQ TEL
2-BAND EQ
AUTO WAH2
[37]AUTO WAH
THRU
:
THRU
*No effect or Thru is determined by either Variation connection is system or insertion.
[17]CHORUS1
[24]FLANGER3
[31]ROTARY SP4
[30]ROTARY SP3
[32]ROTARY SP5
[34]TREMOLO2
[35]GTR TREMOLO
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99
MIDI Data Format /
<Table-3> Effect Parameter List
Only the following parameter numbers are effective.
Parameter values consists of 2-bytes. Enter 00H for MSB and appropriate value for LSB.
* Parameter number 10 Dry/Wet is effective only when Variation connection is insertion.
TYPE
MSB(H)
01
02
03
04
05
06
Type
HALL
ROOM
STAGE
PLATE
DELAY L,C,R
DELAY L,R
Parameter
Number
1
2
3
4
5
10*
11
12
13
15
Parameter
Value
Description
Reverb Time
Diffusion
Initial Delay
HPF Cutoff
LPF Cutoff
Dry/Wet
Rev Delay
Density
Rev/Er Balance
Feedback Level
0-69
0-10
0-63
0-52
34-60
1-127
0-63
0-4
1-127
1-127
0.3~30.0s
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
10*
13
14
15
16
Lch Delay
Rch Delay
Cch Delay
Feedback Delay
Feedback Level
Cch Level
High Damp
Dry/Wet
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
1-7200
1-7200
1-7200
1-7200
1-127
0-127
1-10
1-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
0.1~1.0
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
1
2
3
4
5
6
10*
13
14
15
16
Lch Delay
Rch Delay
Feedback Delay 1
Feedback Delay 2
Feedback Level
High Damp
Dry/Wet
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
1-7200
1-7200
1-7200
1-7200
1-127
1-10
1-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
-63~+63
0.1~1.0
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10*
13
14
15
16
Lch Delay1
Lch Feedback Level
Rch Delay1
Rch Feedback Level
High Damp
Lch Delay2
Rch Delay2
Delay2 Level
Dry/Wet
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
1-3600
1-127
1-3600
1-127
1-10
1-3600
1-3600
0-127
1-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
0.1~360.0ms
-63~+63
0.1~360.0ms
-63~+63
0.1~1.0
0.1~360.0ms
0.1~360.0ms
1
2
3
4
5
10*
13
14
15
16
L->R Delay
R->L Delay
Feedback Level
Input Select
High Damp
Dry/Wet
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
1-3600
1-3600
1-127
0-2
1-10
1-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
0.1~360.0ms
0.1~360.0ms
-63~+63
L,R,L&R(L,R is mono mix)
0.1~1.0
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
TYPE
MSB(H)
09
08
100
ECHO
CROSS DELAY
EARLY REF
0.0~99.3ms
Thru~8.0kHz
1.0k~Thru
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0.0~100.0ms
R<E63 ~ R=E ~ R63>E
-63~+63
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
0.1~720.0ms
-63~+63
0A
0B
41
42
43
07
Type
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
44
45
GATE REVERB
REVERSE GATE
CHORUS
CELESTE
FLANGER
SYMPHONIC
ROTARY
SPEAKER
Parameter
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
10*
11
12
13
Parameter
Value
Description
Type
Room Size
Diffusion
Initial Delay
Feedback Level
HPF Cutoff
LPF Cutoff
Dry/Wet
Liveness
Density
High Damp
0-5
0-127
0-10
0-127
1-127
0-52
34-60
1-127
0-10
0-3
1-10
S-H, L-H, Rdm, Rvs, Plt, Spr
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
10*
11
12
13
Type
Room Size
Diffusion
Initial Delay
Feedback Level
HPF Cutoff
LPF Cutoff
Dry/Wet
Liveness
Density
High Damp
0-1
0-127
0-10
0-127
1-127
0-52
34-60
1-127
0-10
0-3
1-10
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10*
15
LFO Frequency
LFO PM Depth
Feedback Level
Delay Offset
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
Input Mode
0-127
0-127
1-127
0-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
0-1
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10*
14
15
LFO Frequency
LFO Depth
Feedback Level
Delay Offset
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
LFO Phase Difference
Input Mode
0-127
0-127
1-127
0-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
4-124
0-1
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
10*
LFO Frequency
LFO Depth
Delay Offset
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
0-127
0-127
0-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
1
2
6
7
8
9
10*
LFO Frequency
LFO Depth
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
0-127
0-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
0~10
0.0~200.0ms
-63~+63
Thru~8.0kHz
1.0k~Thru
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0.1~1.0
TypeA, TypeB
0.0~200.0ms
-63~+63
Thru~8.0kHz
1.0k~Thru
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0.1~1.0
0.00~39.7Hz
-63~+63
0.0~50.0ms
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
mono/stereo
0.00~39.7Hz
-63~+63
0.0~50.0ms
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
-180°~+180° (resolution 3°)
mono/stereo
0.00~39.7Hz
0.0~50.0ms
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0.00~39.7Hz
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
MIDI Data Format /
TYPE
MSB(H)
46
47
48
49
4A
4B
Type
TREMOLO
AUTO PAN
PHASER
DISTORTION
OVERDRIVE
AMP
SIMULATOR
Parameter
Number
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
14
15
Parameter
Value
Description
LFO Frequency
AM Depth
PM Depth
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
LFO Phase Difference
Input Mode
0-127
0-127
0-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
4-124
0-1
0.00~39.7Hz
1
2
3
4
LFO Frequency
L/R Depth
F/R Depth
PAN Direction
0-127
0-127
0-127
0-5
6
7
8
9
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10*
11
LFO Frequency
LFO Depth
Phase Shift Offset
Feedback Level
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
Stage
0-127
0-127
0-127
1-127
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
6-10
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10*
11
Drive
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
LPF Cutoff
Output Level
EQ Mid Frequency
EQ Mid Gain
EQ Mid Width
Dry/Wet
Edge(Clip Curve)
0-127
8-40
52-76
34-60
0-127
28-54
52-76
10-120
1-127
0-127
1
2
3
4
10*
11
Drive
AMP Type
LPF Cutoff
Output Level
Dry/Wet
Edge(Clip Curve)
0-127
0-3
34-60
0-127
1-127
0-127
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
-180°~+180° (resolution 3°)
mono/stereo
0.00~39.7Hz
L<->R, L->R, L<-R,
Lturn, Rturn, L/R
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
0.00~39.7Hz
-63~+63
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
■ GM System Level 1
The existing MIDI protocol allows performance and
other data to be transferred between different instruments, even if they are from different manufacturers.
This means, for example, that sequence data that was
originally created to control a tone generator from
manufacturer A can also be used to control a different
tone generator from manufacturer B. Since the voice
allocation in different devices from different manufacturers is usually different, however, appropriate program
change data must be transmitted to select the right
voices.
The General MIDI protocol was developed to minimize confusion and the need for re-programming when
playing software created by one MIDI device on another. This has been achieved by defining a standard
voice allocation in which the same or similar voices are
accessed by the same program change numbers or
MIDI channels. The current standard recognized by the
International MIDI Association is known as “GM System
Level 1.” The PSR-A3 voice allocation complies with
the GM System Level 1 standard.
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
1.0k~Thru
500Hz~10.0kHz
-12~+12dB
1.0~12.0
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0:Mild ~ 127:Sharp
Off,Stack,Combo,Tube
1.0k~Thru
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
0:Mild ~ 127:Sharp
4C
3-BAND EQ
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
EQ Low Gain
EQ Mid Frequency
EQ Mid Gain
EQ Mid Width
EQ High Gain
EQ Low Frequency
EQ High Frequency
52-76
28-54
52-76
10-120
52-76
8-40
28-58
-12~+12dB
500Hz~10.0kHz
-12~+12dB
1.0~12.0
-12~+12dB
50Hz~2.0kHz
500Hz~16.0kHz
4D
2-BAND EQ
1
2
3
4
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
4E
AUTO WAH
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10*
LFO Frequency
LFO Depth
Cutoff Frequency Offset
Resonance
EQ Low Frequency
EQ Low Gain
EQ High Frequency
EQ High Gain
Dry/Wet
0-127
0-127
0-127
10-120
8-40
52-76
28-58
52-76
1-127
0.00~39.7Hz
50Hz~14.0kHz
1.0~12.0
50Hz~2.0kHz
-12~+12dB
500Hz~16.0kHz
-12~+12dB
D63>W ~ D=W ~ D<W63
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SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter).
DO NOT connect this product to any power supply or adapter other
than one described in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically
recommended by Yamaha.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a
cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is
used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the
time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or
modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update
existing units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that
could cause permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods
of time at a high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you
experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult
an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before
damage occurs.
NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a
function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not
covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners
responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your
dealer before requesting service.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our products and the
production methods used to produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be
aware of the following:
battery is approximately five years. When replacement becomes
necessary, contact a qualified service representative to perform the
replacement.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these
may be rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a
rechargeable type and that the charger is intended for the battery
being charged.
When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery
case rupture.
Warning:
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all
batteries away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and
as regulated by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of
household type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some
reason its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all
local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable
to assist you, please contact Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model
number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this
plate. You should record the model number, serial number, and the
date of purchase in the spaces provided below and retain this manual
as a permanent record of your purchase.
Model
Serial No.
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if
applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of
92-BP
Purchase Date
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL
FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not
expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted
by the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/
or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s
supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with
the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B”
digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a
reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a
residential environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio
frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful
to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC
regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in
all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and
“ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the
following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by
the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker
or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the
lead-in to co-axial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results,
please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type
of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please
contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed
by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
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