&& Look What You Can Do!
&&
Play the piano
e& Play various sounds
page 20
page 21
Try selecting and playing various sounds.
You can layer two sounds together.
e& Playing diferent sounds in left and right hands
page 22
e& Play with a friend
page 26
You can divide the keyboard into left- and right-hand sections, and select and play diferent
sounds in each.
You can divide the keyboard into left and right sections, and play them as if you were using two
pianos.
&&Enjoy
games
e& Become familiar with notes
page 28
e& Improve your sense of pitch
page 28
e& Become familiar with the keyboard
page 28
Learn the basics of music through simple operation and enjoyable animation. (Wonderland)
Train your sense of pitch with an ear-training quiz. (Flash Card, Twin Piano Game)
Have fun while improving proiciency at the keyboard while you aim at the falling sticks.
º(Scroll Game)
&&
Practice
e& Master a song
page 29
Practice by playing along with an accompaniment while you view the notation. (Visual Lesson)
Collect medals by playing a song. (Medal Collection)
e& Practice your ingering
page 29
e& Preserve the results of your lessons
page 36
You can improve your ingering. (Finger Exercises)
You can preserve your own performance to record the results of your practice. (Recording)
&&
Eco-friendly power conservation
e&Power will turn of after a certain time has elapsed
The power will turn of automatically 30 minutes after you stop playing or operating the instrument.
* If you don’t want the power to turn of automatically, you can make that setting in “Auto Of” (p. 52).
2
page 52
Operation Guide
&&
Create songs
e& Create your own original songs
page 42
page 43
You can play along with a rhythm. (Rhythm)
Before You Play
You can use multi-track recording to create a song. (16 part recorder)
e& Edit a song
page 44
e& Create a CD on your computer
page 41
You can make detailed edits to a recorded song. (Song Editor)
Performing
You can copy the recorded song to your computer and burn it to a CD. (Audio Conversion)
Lessons
Personalize your piano (Piano Designer)
e& Adjust the keyboard touch
page 48
e& Adjust the resonance and brightness of the sound
page 48
e& Adjust the openness of the grand piano’s lid
page 48
Practicing
&&
You can adjust the touch sensitivity of the keyboard to suit your preferences.
Recording
You can make the piano sound brighter or more mellow, and adjust the resonance.
Closing the lid will produce a more mellow sound; opening it brightens the sound.
Piano Designer
Convenient functions
Functions
&&
e& Change the notation display
page 14
You can switch the way in which the notation is displayed, as appropriate for your own level or the type of
song.
page 13
Settings
e& Use the HPi-50e as a simple piano
page 18
You can use the HPi-50e as a simple piano by taking advantage of a function that prevents the sounds or
settings from inadvertently being changed, and by placing the lid in the Classic Position.
page 59
Appendix
e& Use your smartphone or tablet for even more convenience
The separately sold wireless USB adapter lets you use the HPi-50e with your smartphone or tablet.
3
&& USING THE UNIT SAFELY
About
WARNING and
CAUTION Notices
About the Symbols
The symbol alerts the user to important instructions or
warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the triangle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it is used for general
cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of death or severe injury
should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
The symbol alerts the user to items that must never be
carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that must
not be done is indicated by the design contained within
the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it means that
the unit must never be disassembled.
* Material damage refers to damage or
other adverse effects caused with
respect to the home and all its
furnishings, as well to domestic animals
or pets.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In the
case of the symbol at left, it means that the power-cord
plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
ALWAYS OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
WARNING
Do not disassemble or modify by yourself
Do not open (or modify in any way) the
unit or its AC adaptor.
Do not repair or replace parts by yourself
Do not attempt to repair the unit, or
replace parts within it (except when this
manual provides speciic instructions
directing you to do so). Refer all servicing
to your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on
the “Information” page.
Do not use or store in the following types of locations
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g.,
direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle,
near a heating duct, on top of heatgenerating equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet
loors); or are
• Exposed to steam or smoke; or are
• Subject to salt exposure; or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty or sandy; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration and shakiness.
Do not place in an unstable location
Make sure you always have the unit
placed so it is level and sure to remain
stable. Never place it on stands that could
wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
Use only the supplied AC adaptor and the correct
voltage
Be sure to use only the AC adaptor
supplied with the unit. Also, make
sure the line voltage at the installation
matches the input voltage speciied on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors
may use a diferent polarity, or be designed for a
diferent voltage, so their use could result in damage,
malfunction, or electric shock.
Use only the supplied power cord
Use only the attached power-supply cord.
Also, the supplied power cord must not
be used with any other device.
4
WARNING
WARNING
Do not bend the power cord or place heavy objects on
it
Adults must provide supervision in places where
children are present
Do not excessively twist or bend the
power cord, nor place heavy objects
on it. Doing so can damage the cord,
producing severed elements and short
circuits. Damaged cords are ire and shock
hazards!
When using the unit in locations where
children are present, be careful so no
mishandling of the unit can take place.
An adult should always be on hand to
provide supervision and guidance.
Avoid extended use at high volume
Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
This unit, either alone or in combination
with an ampliier and headphones or
speakers, may be capable of producing
sound levels that could cause permanent
hearing loss. Do not operate for a long
period of time at a high volume level, or at a level that
is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing loss or
ringing in the ears, you should immediately stop using
the unit, and consult an audiologist.
Don’t allow foreign objects or liquids to enter unit;
never place containers with liquid on unit
Do not place containers containing liquid
(e.g., lower vases) on this product. Never
allow foreign objects (e.g., lammable
objects, coins, wires) or liquids (e.g., water
or juice) to enter this product. Doing so
may cause short circuits, faulty operation,
or other malfunctions.
Turn of the unit if an abnormality or malfunction
occurs
Immediately turn the unit of, remove the
AC adaptor from the outlet, and request
servicing by your retailer, the nearest
Roland Service Center, or an authorized
Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page
when:
• The AC adaptor, the power-supply cord, or the plug
has been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs; or
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been spilled
onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise has
become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance.
Do not drop or subject to strong impact
Do not share an outlet with an unreasonable number
of other devices
Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord
to share an outlet with an unreasonable
number of other devices. Be especially
careful when using extension cords—the
total power used by all devices you
have connected to the extension cord’s outlet must
never exceed the power rating (watts/amperes) for
the extension cord. Excessive loads can cause the
insulation on the cord to heat up and eventually melt
through.
Do not use overseas
Before using the unit in overseas, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information”
page.
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
CAUTION
The unit and the AC adaptor should
be located so their location or position
does not interfere with their proper
ventilation.
When handling the following moving
parts, take care so as not to get ingers,
etc., pinched. An adult should always be
in charge of handling these items.
• Lid (p. 18)
• Pedal (p. 16)
To prevent conductor damage, always
grasp the AC adaptor by its plug when
disconnecting it from this unit or from a
power outlet.
Periodically clean the AC adaptor’s plug
Keep small items out of the reach of children
To prevent accidental ingestion of the
parts listed below, always keep them out
of the reach of small children.
• Included Parts/Removable Parts
Stereo phone plug adaptor (p. 17)
Screws (p. 72)
Performing
At regular intervals, you should unplug
the AC adaptor and clean it by using
a dry cloth to wipe all dust and other
accumulations away from its prongs.
Also, disconnect the power plug from the
power outlet whenever the unit is to remain unused
for an extended period of time. Any accumulation of
dust between the power plug and the power outlet
can result in poor insulation and lead to ire.
Before You Play
Place in a well ventilated location
Take care so as not to get ingers pinched
When disconnecting an AC adaptor, grasp it by the
plug
Operation Guide
CAUTION
Handle the ground terminal carefully
If you remove the screw from the ground
terminal, be sure to replace it; don’t leave
it lying around where it could accidently
be swallowed by small children. When
refastening the screw, make that it is
irmly fastened, so it won’t come loose.
Lessons
Manage cables for safety
Try to prevent cords and cables from
becoming entangled. Also, all cords and
cables should be placed so they are out
of the reach of children.
Avoid climbing on top of the unit, or placing heavy
objects on it
Practicing
Never climb on top of, nor place heavy
objects on the unit.
Do not connect or disconnect the AC adaptor with wet
hands
Recording
Never handle the AC adaptor or its plugs
with wet hands when plugging into, or
unplugging from, an outlet or this unit.
Cautions when moving this unit
Piano Designer
If you need to move the instrument, take
note of the precautions listed below. At
least two persons are required to safely lift
and move the unit. It should be handled
carefully, all the while keeping it level.
Make sure to have a irm grip, to protect yourself from
injury and the instrument from damage.
• Check to make sure the screws for stand assembly
securing the unit to the stand have not become
loose. Fasten them again securely whenever you
notice any loosening.
• Disconnect the power cord.
• Disconnect all cords coming from external devices.
• Raise the adjusters on the stand (p. 72).
• Close the lid.
• Remove the music stand.
Functions
Unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet before
cleaning
Settings
Before cleaning the unit, turn it of and
unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet
(p. 72).
If there is a possibility of lightning strike, disconnect
the AC adaptor from the outlet
Whenever you suspect the possibility of
lightning in your area, disconnect the AC
adaptor from the outlet.
Appendix
5
&& IMPORTANT NOTES
Power Supply
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet
that is being used by an electrical appliance that
is controlled by an inverter or a motor (such as a
refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, or
air conditioner). Depending on the way in which
the electrical appliance is used, power supply noise
may cause this unit to malfunction or may produce
audible noise. If it is not practical to use a separate
electrical outlet, connect a power supply noise ilter
between this unit and the electrical outlet.
• Do not place containers or anything else containing
liquid on top of this unit. Also, whenever any liquid
has been spilled on the surface of this unit, be sure
to promptly wipe it away using a soft, dry cloth.
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the
unit’s buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when
using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can
lead to malfunctions.
Maintenance
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
• To clean the unit, use a dry, soft cloth; or one that
is slightly dampened. Try to wipe the entire surface
using an equal amount of strength, moving the cloth
along with the grain of the wood. Rubbing too hard
in the same area can damage the inish.
• When disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector
itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will
avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s
internal elements.
• The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after
long hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is
not a cause for concern.
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of
any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration
and/or deformation.
• To prevent malfunction and equipment failure,
always make sure to turn of the power on all your
equipment before you make any connections.
• The pedals of this unit are made of brass.
Brass eventually darkens as the result of the natural
oxidization process. If the brass becomes tarnished,
polish it using commercially available metal polisher.
• With the factory settings, the HPi-50e will
automatically be switched of 30 minutes after you
stop playing or operating the unit. If you don’t want
the unit to turn of automatically, change the “AUTO
OFF” setting to “OFF” as described on p. 52.
NOTE
The settings you were editing will be lost when the
unit is turned of. If you want to keep your settings,
you must save your settings before turning the unit
of.
• Since wood will expand and contract depending
on how it is used and the environment in which it is
located, products made of wood may experience a
gradual loosening of the screws over time. To ensure
that your piano remains in safe, optimal condition,
you should regularly check the tightness of the
screws in the locations shown in the illustration. If
you ind that any screws are Loose, use a screwdriver
to tighten them.
Placement
• Using the unit near power ampliiers (or other
equipment containing large power transformers)
may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change
the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away
from the source of interference.
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the
vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur when
receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing.
Should you experience such problems, you should
relocate such wireless devices so they are at a greater
distance from this unit, or switch them of.
• When moved from one location to another where
the temperature and/or humidity is very diferent,
water droplets (condensation) may form inside
the unit. Damage or malfunction may result if you
attempt to use the unit in this condition. Therefore,
before using the unit, you must allow it to stand for
several hours, until the condensation has completely
evaporated.
• Do not allow rubber, vinyl, or similar materials to
remain on this unit for long periods of time. Such
objects can discolor or otherwise harmfully afect
the inish.
• Do not allow objects to remain on top of the
keyboard. This can be the cause of malfunction, such
as keys ceasing to produce sound.
• Do not paste stickers, decals, or the like to this
instrument. Peeling such matter of the instrument
may damage the exterior inish.
6
• The sound of keys being struck and vibrations
produced by playing an instrument can be
transmitted through a loor or wall to an unexpected
extent. Please take care not to cause annoyance to
others nearby.
• When you need to transport the unit, package it
in the box (including padding) that it came in, if
possible. Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent
packaging materials.
• Do not apply undue force to the music stand while
it is in use.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not
use cables that incorporate resistors for connecting
to this unit. The use of such cables can cause the
sound level to be extremely low, or impossible to
hear. For information on cable speciications, contact
the manufacturer of the cable.
• Before opening or closing the keyboard lid, always
make sure that no pets or other small animals are
located on top of the instrument (in particular, they
should be kept away from the keyboard and its
lid). Otherwise, due to the structural design of this
instrument, small pets or other animals could end
up getting trapped inside it. If such a situation is
encountered, you must immediately turn of the unit
and disconnect the power cord from the outlet. You
should then consult with the retailer from whom the
instrument was purchased, or contact the nearest
Roland Service Center.
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of
such receivers.
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place
it near devices that radiate heat, leave it inside
an enclosed vehicle, or otherwise subject it to
temperature extremes. Also, do not allow lighting
devices that normally are used while their light
source is very close to the unit (such as a piano light),
or powerful spotlights to shine upon the same area
of the unit for extended periods of time. Excessive
heat can deform or discolor the unit.
• To avoid disturbing others nearby, try to keep the
unit’s volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer
to use headphones, so you do not need to be
concerned about those around you.
Repairs and Data
• Please be aware that all data contained in the
unit’s memory may be lost when the unit is sent for
repairs. Important data should always be backed up
USB lash drives, or written down on paper (when
possible). During repairs, due care is taken to avoid
the loss of data. However, in certain cases (such
as when circuitry related to memory itself is out
of order), we regret that it may not be possible to
restore the data, and Roland assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
• When opening or closing the lid or operating the
pedals, please be careful not to get your ingers
pinched between the movable part and the panel. In
places where small children are present, make sure
that an adult provides supervision and guidance.
Before Using External Memories
Using External Memories
• Carefully insert the USB lash drives all the way in—
until it is irmly in place.
Additional Precautions
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can
be irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction,
or the improper operation of the unit. To protect
yourself against the risk of loosing important data,
we recommend that you periodically save a backup
copy of important data you have stored in the unit’s
memory USB lash drives.
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore
the contents of data that was stored in the unit’s
memory, USB lash drives once it has been lost.
Roland Corporation assumes no liability concerning
such loss of data.
• Never touch the terminals of the USB lash drives.
Also, avoid getting the terminals dirty.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• To prevent damage to the cards from static
electricity, be sure to discharge any static
electricity from your own body before
handling the cards.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject cards to
strong shock or vibration.
• Do not keep cards in direct sunlight, in
closed vehicles, or other such locations.
• Do not allow cards to become wet.
Note regarding display of musical
notation
• When you start song playback, performance data
will be read from Favorites or from a USB lash drive.
It may take several tens of seconds for the data to be
read. Please wait for this to take place.
• Musical notation cannot be displayed for audio iles
or songs from a music CD.
• Roland, GS, SuperNATURAL, DigiScore are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Roland
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
• Company names and product names appearing
in this document are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
• Mac OS and iTunes are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Apple Inc.
• The notation display in “Notation (Large, with note
names)” (p. 14) is based on E-Z Play ® Today Music
Notation from Hal Leonard Corporation USA.
E-Z Play ® Today Music Notation © 1975 by HAL
Practicing
• In some cases, the lyrics or notes may fall outside the
displayed area, and might not be visible.
• Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with
permission from Microsoft Corporation.
Lessons
• The displayed musical notation is generated based
on the music data.
Priority is given to visual clarity rather than to the
precision needed for complex or sophisticated
performance.
For this reason, the displayed musical notation
may difer from commercially available notation. In
particular, the displayed notation is not suitable for
sophisticated or complex songs that require detailed
notation.
) is a registered trademark or a trademark
• XGlite (
of Yamaha Corporation.
Performing
• Do not disassemble or modify the cards.
• MMP (Moore Microprocessor Portfolio) refers to a
patent portfolio concerned with microprocessor
architecture, which was developed by Technology
Properties Limited (TPL). Roland has licensed this
technology from the TPL Group.
Before You Play
• Do not touch or allow metal to come into
contact with the contact portion of the
cards.
• Unauthorized use of the exported notation data for
purposes other than personal enjoyment without
permission from the copyright holder is forbidden
by law.
Operation Guide
• USB lash drives are constructed using precision
components; handle the memories carefully, paying
particular note to the following.
LEONARD CORPORATION
E-Z PLAY and EASY ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD
MUSIC are registered trademarks of HAL LEONARD
CORPORATION
Recording
• In some cases, the song may play back again from
the beginning if you display the musical notation or
change the displayed tracks.
• Copyright law prohibits the unauthorized use of
this musical notation for any purpose other than
personal enjoyment.
Intellectual Property Right
Piano Designer
• It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording,
video recording, copy or revision of a third party’s
copyrighted work (musical work, video work,
broadcast, live performance, or other work), whether
in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease,
perform, or broadcast it without the permission of
the copyright owner.
Functions
• Do not use this product for purposes that could
infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We
assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to
any infringements of third-party copyrights arising
through your use of this product.
Settings
• The copyright of content in this product (the sound
waveform data, style data, accompaniment patterns,
phrase data, audio loops and image data) is reserved
by Roland Corporation.
• Purchasers of this product are permitted to utilize
said content for the creating, performing, recording
and distributing original musical works.
Appendix
• Purchasers of this product are NOT permitted to
extract said content in original or modiied form, for
the purpose of distributing recorded medium of said
content or making them available on a computer
network.
• You cannot save song data that is copyrighted.
7
&& Contents
Look What You Can Do! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
USING THE UNIT SAFELY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
IMPORTANT NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Storing Your Settings (memory backup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Main Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Panel Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before You Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Opening/Closing the Lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Music Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning the Power On/Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Performing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Performing with Various Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching Tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Performing with Two Layered Tones (Dual Play) . . . . . . . .21
Playing Diferent Tones with the Right and Left
Hands (Split Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Adjusting the Sound to Your Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adding Reverberation to the Sound (Ambience)/
Adjusting the Brightness of the Sound (Brilliance) . . . . . .24
Adjusting the Keyboard Response (Key Touch) . . . . . . . . .25
Dividing the Keyboard for Two-Person Performance
(Twin Piano). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Shifting the Pitch (Transpose) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Editing the Rhythm Performance and Automatic
Accompaniment Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Recording the Rhythm Performance and Automatic
Accompaniment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Recording with 16 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
About the 16 part recorder Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Editing the Part Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Recording Each Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Saving Your Multitrack Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Editing a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Copying Measures (Copy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Inserting Blank Measures (Insert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Deleting Measures (Delete) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Erasing Measures (Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Exchanging Parts (Part Exchange). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Tightening Up the Note Timing (Quantize) . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Transposing an Entire Part (Transpose) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Editing Individual Notes (Note Edit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Editing Tone Changes During the Song (PC Edit) . . . . . . .45
Cancelling an Edit (Undo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Saving a Song You’ve Edited by Note or Measure . . . . . . .46
Inserting Notation Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Deleting a Notation Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Saving a Song After Editing Its Notation Marks . . . . . . . . .46
Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Playing Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Practicing with DigiScore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Editing the Key Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Editing the Time Signature (Beat Map) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Editing the Tempo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Recording Tempo Data (Tempo Recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Converting an SMF Song to Audio (WAV File) . . . . . . . . . . 47
Practicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Practicing with the Metronome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Personalizing Your Piano Sound (Piano Designer) . . . . 48
Making Detailed Adjustments to the Piano Sound . . . . . 48
Changing the Tempo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Practicing with a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Selecting and Playing a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Adding a Count-in to Synchronize Your Performance . . .32
Storing a Song in Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Playing Songs Consecutively (All Songs Play) . . . . . . . . . . .32
Adjusting the Volume Balance of the Song and the
Keyboard Performance (Song Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Adjusting a Song’s Tempo for Easier Practicing . . . . . . . . .33
Practicing One Hand at a Time (Part Mute) . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Repeatedly Practicing a Portion of a Song (AB Repeat) . .35
Convenient Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing the Notation Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing the Screen Display and Lesson Grading
Standard (Resolution) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing the Number of Measures Displayed . . . . . . . . . 50
Saving Notation Data in BMP Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Saving Tone and Rhythm Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Writing a User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Calling Up a User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Managing User Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Getting Ready to Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Making a New SMF Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Making the Power Automatically Turn Of After a
Time ( Auto Of ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Loading/Saving Piano Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Saving a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Loading a Piano Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Saving a Piano Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Overdubbing a Recorded Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Making a New Audio Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Audio Recording a Performance with SMF
Accompaniment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Using an Audio File without Melody (Center Cancel) . . . 40
Burning an Audio Recording of a Song (WAV ile) to a
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
8
Creating a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Play Along with Rhythms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Contents
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Tone List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Internal Song List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Chord Fingering List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Settings That Can Be Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Settings That Can Be Saved by Memory Backup . . . . . . . 69
Items Saved in a User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Assembling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Attaching the Music Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Connecting the Display Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Lessons
Main Speciications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Performing
About the Ivory Feel Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Practicing
Recording
Press one of the enclosed buttons.
Use the cursor [ ] [
[ ] [ ] buttons.
Piano Designer
How to read the explanatory illustrations
Status Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Connecting to a Wireless LAN Access Point That You
Select (Select AP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Other Settings (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Before You Play
Applying a Headphones 3D Ambience Efect to the
Piano Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Matching the Pitch with Other Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Changing the Tuning Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Specifying a Song’s Tonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Turning On/Of the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Adjusting the Display’s Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Adjusting the Volume of an Audio Playback Device . . . . .54
Playing Back an Audio File with Its Central Sound
Minimized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Transposing an Audio File (Audio Transpose) . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing the Pitch of the Tone in Octave Steps . . . . . . . .55
Selecting the Format for Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Choosing the Recording Method for OverdubRecording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Copying a Saved Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Deleting a Saved Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Initializing the Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing How the Pedal Efects Are Applied . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing How the Pedals Work (Center Pedal) . . . . . . . . .56
Changing How the Pedals Work (Left Pedal) . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Using a Pedal to Switch User Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Loading/Saving Piano Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Preventing Doubled Notes When Connected to a
Sequencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
MIDI Transmit Channel Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Changing the USB Driver Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Changing the USB Flash Drive Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Controlling Video Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Specifying the Visual Control Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Specifying the Maximum Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Specifying the Screen Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Restoring the Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
About the Wireless LAN Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
What Is Wireless LAN Function? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Basic Connection Method (Connect by WPS) . . . . . . . . . . 59
Wireless LAN Function Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Operation Guide
Various Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Basic Operations in the Function Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
]
Functions
2
1
Numerals indicate the sequence of steps.
Settings
Press two buttons.
While holding down a button, press another button.
Appendix
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 4) and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p. 6). These sections provide important information
concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature of your new unit, read Owner’s
Manual should be read in its entirety. This manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Copyright © 2014 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
9
&& Operation Guide
Describing this area
Adjusting the Song Volume (Song Balance)
By modifying the playback volume of the song, you
can adjust the balance between the song and your
keyboard performance.
page 33
page 24
Press the [Ambience/Brilliance] button so it’s lit.
Press the [Song Balance] button so it’s lit.
To adjust ambience/brilliance
To adjust the song balance
][
You can adjust the spatial ambiance reminiscent
of a performance in a concert hall, and vary the
brilliance of the sound.
To turn ambience/brilliance on
To turn song balance on
Use the cursor [
Adjusting the Resonance or Brightness (Ambience/Brilliance)
] buttons.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “ambience” or “brilliance,”
and use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to adjust the setting.
Adjusting the Overall Volume
Adjust the sound’s volume
Min
page 19
Max
Adjusting the Keyboard Touch (Key Touch)
You can adjust the way in which the keyboard
responds to your playing.
Transposing Your Performance (Transpose)
page 25
To turn key touch on
Press the [Transpose] button so it’s lit.
To adjust the key touch
][
To adjust the amount of transposition
] buttons.
Use the cursor [
Playing Diferent Tones with the Right and Left Hands (Split Play)
This function divides the keyboard into left and
right zones, allowing you to play a diferent tone
in each zone.
page 22
To turn split on
To change the tones
2.
3.
4.
This function divides the keyboard into left and
right, allowing two people to play the same range
of pitches.
page 26
Press the [Twin Piano] button so it’s lit.
To change how the sounds are heard
][
] buttons.
] buttons to select the left-hand
] button to access the tone select screen.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a category.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a tone.
Changing the keyboard’s split point
In the split screen, select the keyboard illustration, and then use the
cursor [ ] [ ] buttons.
10
] buttons.
Dividing the Keyboard for Two-person Performance (Twin Piano)
Use the cursor [
Use the cursor [ ] [
or right-hand tone.
Press the [
][
To turn twin piano on
While holding down the [Transpose] button, press the [Twin Piano]
button.
1.
page 27
To turn transpose on
Press the [Key Touch] button so it’s lit.
Use the cursor [
You can transpose your keyboard performance or
the song.
Individual
Two people using headphones can practice independently.
Pair
Two people can practice together.
Operation Guide
Operation Guide
Enjoy Lessons (Lesson Function)
Selecting an Item in the Screen
You can play games and practice enjoyably in other ways.
Before You Play
To access the lesson menu
To select an item that’s shown in the screen, move the cursor.
To move the cursor
Press the [Lesson] button so it’s lit.
Use the cursor [
][
][
][
] buttons.
To conirm or cancel
page 28
Practicing
page 29
Creating a song
page 42
Press the [
] button to conirm, or the [ ] button to cancel.
Performing
Playing games
Lessons
Practicing
Switching Tones
To select a single tone
page 20
page 21
While holding down the [Piano] button or the [E. Piano] button, press
the [Strings/Other] button.
Press one
Press two
To change the tones
1.
2.
Use the cursor [
category.
][
] buttons to select a tone
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a tone.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to select the tone
category and the tone.
* You can’t select tones of the same category for tone 1 and
tone 2.
Functions
If you hold down a cursor button, the tone selection will change
successively.
If you want to change the tones for Dual Play, use the cursor
[ ] [ ] buttons to select either tone 1 or tone 2, and press the
[ ] button to access the tone select screen.
Piano Designer
* By holding down the [Piano]
button and pressing the [E. Piano]
button, you can access the Piano
Designer screen.
Recording
Press one of the tone buttons.
To layer two tones (dual play)
* Tone 2 can be selected only when using Dual Play.
Settings
Customizing Your Piano Sound (Piano Designer)
You can adjust various elements of a grand piano’s sound to create your own personalized piano.
page 48
While holding down the [Piano] button, press the [E. Piano] button.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the item that you want to edit.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to edit the value.
Appendix
1.
2.
3.
11
Operation Guide
Describing this area
Using the Metronome
Here’s how to sound the metronome.
page 30
To turn the metronome on
To adjust the metronome volume or time signature
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the item, and use the
cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to specify the desired setting.
Press the [Metronome] button so it blinks.
To change the tempo
Press the [Slow] [Fast] button.
Volume
Metronome volume
Beat
E.g., 2/2 or 4/4
Sound
Click tone or an electronic sound
Pattern
Speciies how the weak beats are to be sounded.
Beat Lamp
Switches the [Metronome] button’s illumination on/of.
Tempo Mute
If this is “On,” playback at a ixed tempo.
Selecting a Song
Access the song screen.
page 31
To select a song
1.
2.
Press the [Song] button to access the song select screen.
Use the cursor [ ] [
category and song.
][
][
] buttons to select the
To select a song that’s saved on a USB lash drive
1.
Press the [Song] button to access the song
select screen.
2.
Use the cursor [
“USB Memory.”
][
] buttons to select
Category
Category
Choose “USB Memory.”
Use the [ ] [ ] cursor
buttons to select.
Icon
Song list
Use the [ ] [ ] cursor
buttons to choose.
Icons are shown to
indicate the type of
data, and to indicate
whether the song
contains lyrics or
ingering.
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a song.
Copying a song from your computer to a USB lash
drive
page 31
Storing Your Settings (memory backup)
The HPi-50e allows you to adjust numerous settings, but these settings will return to their default values as soon as you turn of the power.
However, by using the Memory Backup feature, you can have the changes you’ve made in settings be retained.
1.
12
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
2.
Use the cursor [
Backup.”
3.
4.
Press the [
][
] buttons to select “Memory
] cursor button.
Choose “Execute,” and press the [
] button.
Operation Guide
Repeatedly Practicing a Portion of a Song (AB Repeat)
Here’s how to select the parts that will play.
page 34
Here’s how you can make a speciic portion of a
song play back repeatedly.
page 35
Press the [Right] button so it’s lit.
1.
To select the left-hand
part
Press the [
song.
Press the [Left] button so it’s lit.
2.
To select the other parts
Press the [Accomp] button so it’s lit.
At the beginning of the portion to be repeated, press
the [AB Repeat] button.
3.
At the end of the portion to be repeated, press the
[AB Repeat] button once again.
] (Play/Stop) button to play back the
Before You Play
To select the right-hand
part
To change the mute volume
Operation Guide
Selecting the Parts That Will Play
Performing
Hold down the button of the part whose volume you want to
change, and use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons.
Lessons
Disabling the Buttons (Panel Lock)
Here’s how to play back or record a
song.
page 31
page 36
To enable panel lock
Press the [
Play/Stop
Press the [
Enter recordingstandby mode
While stopped, press the [
Record
While in recording-standby mode, press the
[
] (Play/Stop) button.
Rewind
Press the [
] (Bwd) button.
Fast-forward
Press the [
] (Fwd) button.
] (Reset) button.
To cancel panel lock
] (Play/Stop) button.
Hold down the [AB Repeat] button once again for several seconds.
] (Rec) button.
Piano Designer
To overdub
To play all songs
page 32
Press the [Song] button to access the song select
screen.
Use the cursor [
][
While holding down the [Song] button, press the
] (Play/Stop) button.
[
] (Rec) button.
Press the [
] button to select overdub recording.
3.
Press the [
recording.
] (Play/Stop) button to start
4.
Press the [
recording.
] (Play/Stop) button to stop
Settings
Select the tone that you want to play.
Press the [
] (Rec) button.
Press the [
recording.
] (Play/Stop) button to start
Press the [
recording.
] (Play/Stop) button to stop
Appendix
4.
page 37
page 39
Press the [
As desired, press the button of the part that you want to record,
making the button blink.
] buttons to select a category.
To make a new recording
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
Functions
2.
3.
Recording
Hold down the [AB Repeat] button f for several seconds
Return to the beginning of the song
1.
Practicing
Recording/Playback
13
&& Main Screens
Notation Display Screen
When you turn on the power, the notation display screen will appear. You can view the notation display screen in four sizes: “small,”
“medium,” “large,” or “with note names.” Use the Options screen to specify the desired “Size.”
Small
(32 measures displayed)
Medium (upon power-up)
(15 measures displayed)
Large
(8 measures displayed)
page 50
With note names
(2 measures displayed)
Changing the Number of Measures Displayed
Press the cursor [
][
] button
Song name
Options screen
In the notation screen, press the [
the option screen for notation.
14
Tempo Time signature Measure number
Notation menu
] button to access
page 50
[
] button
page 50
Writes (exports) the displayed notation in BMP format to a USB lash
drive.
Item
Explanation
Size
Speciies the size of the notation display.
Part
Speciies the part to be shown as notation.
Keyboard
If this is “On,” a keyboard is shown below the notation.
Mark
If this is “On,” performance marks are shown when you play back
song data that contains performance marks.
Finger
If this is “On,” ingering numbers are shown when you play back
song data that contains ingering numbers.
MEMO
Chord
If this is “On,” chord names are shown when you play back song
data that contains chord data.
Lyric
If this is “On,” lyrics are shown when you play back song data that
contains song lyric data.
• Not only the built-in songs but also SMF music data and
performances you’ve recorded on the HPi-50e can be displayed in
the notation screen.
Pitches
Specify how note names are displayed when the notation screen
is expanded.
Auto Sync
If this is “On,” the notation will be shown in synchronization with
the performance.
Key
Display the notation in the speciied key.
Clef R
Speciies the clef of the notation shown for the right-hand part.
Clef L
Speciies the clef of the notation shown for the left-hand part.
Upper Part
Speciies the part for which notation will be shown as the upper
part.
Lower Part
Speciies the part for which notation will be shown as the lower
part.
Resolution
Changes the screen display and lesson grading standard.
[ × ] button
Returns to the notation display screen.
• If you select a part that contains no performance data, no notes
will be shown in the notation. To change the part that’s displayed,
change the “Upper Part” or “Lower Part” setting in the Options
screen.
• The ingering numbers displayed by the HPi-50e are just one
possible example.
• The performance marks displayed by the HPi-50e are just one
possible example, and are not intended to limit the expressivity of
your performances.
* The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what
should typically be shown by the display.
Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced
version of the system (e.g., includes newer sounds), so what you
actually see in the display may not always match what appears in the
manual.
Main Screens
When you press the [Lesson] button, a list of games and practice helps will appear. Use the cursor [
press the [ ] button to conirm your choice.
Normal (upon power-up)
][
Lesson Menu screen
][
][
Operation Guide
Lesson Menu Screen
] buttons to select an item, and
Wonderland (example)
Before You Play
Performing
Playing a Game
Practicing
Wonderland
Flash Card
page 28
This includes enjoyable game such as
“Monkey’s Rhythm Clap,” “Mole’s Melody
Chase,” and “Frog’s Song Album.”
Twin Piano Game
Use the right keyboard section to match the
note played in the left keyboard section.
Scroll Game
This is a game where you play notes while
watching the scrolling bars.
page 29
Learn about the piano in a game-like way.
Visual Lesson
This is a practice application that lets you
score points.
Medal Collection
Play along with the accompaniment; you’ll get
points for your performance and be awarded
the corresponding medal.
Finger Training
This application lets you practice while
checking the force with which each inger
strikes the key.
Rhythm
You can perform along with a variety of
rhythms.
16 Part Recorder
You can create multi-track recordings with
16 parts.
Recording
DoReMi Course
Practicing
In this game you’ll guess the note from the
notation you see or the pitch you hear.
You can study or practice while you view the
screen.
Lessons
You can become familiar with the sounds and
built-in songs through easy operation and
enjoyable animation.
Piano Designer
Functions
Creating a Song
page 42
Song Editor
You can edit the data you recorded.
A song recorded as an SMF can be converted
to audio.
15
Appendix
Audio Converter
Settings
You can layer 16 parts by overdubbing, and edit
the song you recorded.
&& Panel Descriptions
[Power] Switch
Display (Music Stand)
page 19
This turns the power on/of.
Various screens and settings are shown here.
Power
You can also use it as a music stand.
* With the factory settings, the HPi-50e’s power will automatically be switched
of 30 minutes after you stop playing or operating the unit.
If the unit’s power has been turned of automatically, you can use the [Power] switch to turn the unit
back on again.
If you don’t want the power to turn of automatically, change the “Auto Of” setting to “Of” as
described on “Making the Power Automatically Turn Of After a Time ( Auto Of )” (p. 52).
* When turning the power on again, you must allow at least ive seconds after power-of before you
once again turn the power on.
If you fail to allow enough time, the Auto Of function might not be reset, preventing the power from
turning on correctly.
Headphone Hook
Whenever you are not using the
headphones, you can hang them on the
headphone hook.
* Don’t hang anything other than headphones on
this hook, and don’t apply excessive force to it.
Doing so may damage the headphone hook.
Front Panel
These buttons and sliders are used to operate the HPi-50e.
“Operation Guide” page 10–13
When opening or closing the lid or operating the pedals, please be
careful not to get your ingers pinched between the movable part and
the panel. In places where small children are present, make sure that
an adult provides supervision and guidance.
Pedals
Damper Pedal
Use this pedal to sustain the sound. While this pedal is held down, notes will be sustained for an extended time even if you
release your ingers from the keyboard. With the damper pedal on an acoustic piano, when you step on the pedal it will at
irst ofer only a slight amount of resistance, but as you press down further it will start to feel much heavier. On the HPi-50e, this
change in the feeling of resistance is simulated. On an acoustic piano, when you step on the damper pedal, you’ll irst hear the
sound of the dampers releasing the strings. Then, you should also be able to hear the sound of strings adjacent to the ones for
the notes actually played resonate sympathetically, resulting in a rich, resounding tone. Additionally, when using half-pedaling
techniques, the core of the sound disappears rapidly while a rich, spacious resonance remains, producing a unique form of
reverberation. On the HPi-50e, the unique, lingering tones produced by the half-pedaling technique are reproduced in addition
to released-string sounds (Damper Noise) and resonating sounds (Damper Resonance).
Sostenuto Pedal
The notes you are pressing when this pedal is depressed will be sustained.
Soft Pedal
This pedal is used to make the sound softer. Playing with the soft pedal depressed produces a sound that is not as strong
as when otherwise played with the equivalent strength. This is the same function as the left pedal of an acoustic piano. The
softness of the tone can be varied subtly by the depth to which you press the pedal.
16
Panel Descriptions
USB Computer Port
Operation Guide
USB Memory Port
You can do the following things using a USB lash drive.
• You can make audio recordings of your
performances on the HPi-50e.
page 40
• The audio recordings of songs that you’ve made
can be played on your computer, or burned to a
CD.
page 41
Before You Play
If you use a commercially available
USB cable to connect the HPi-50e
to your computer, you’ll be able to
use MIDI-compatible software to
record and play back the HPi-50e’s
performance.
• WAVE iles or MIDI iles (SMF) data copied from
your computer can be played back by the HPi-50e. page 31
* Do not disconnect the USB lash drive while it is being read from, or
written to (i.e., while the USB lash drive access indicator will blink).
* Carefully insert the USB lash drives all the way in-until it is irmly
in place.
DC In Jack
Performing
* Use a USB lash drive sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee
operation if any other USB lash drive is used.
Pedal Connector
Connect the included AC
adaptor here.
Lessons
page 72
Connect the pedal cord of
the dedicated stand to this
connector.
page 72
Rear side
Practicing
Recording
Output Jacks
Phones Jacks
Piano Designer
If you connect these jacks to
ampliied speakers, the sound of
HPi-50e will be heard through
them.
* Before turning of the power of
the HPi-50e, you must irst turn of
the power of the devices that are
connected to the Output jacks.
Input jack
If a digital audio player or other audio
playback device is connected here,
you’ll be able to listen to its playback
through the HPi-50e.
A Headphones 3D Ambience efect will be applied,
producing the sensation that the sound is emanating
from the piano itself even when using headphones.
The volume of the device connected
to the Input jack can be adjusted by
means of Input Volume (p. 54).
Functions
The HPi-50e has two jacks, two people can also
use headphones simultaneously.
Here you can connect headphones.
Settings
* The Headphones 3D Ambience efect applies only to piano tones; it
does not apply to other tones.
* You can also turn the Headphones 3D Ambience efect of (p. 54).
* You can use the [Ambience] button to adjust the Headphones 3D
Ambience efect.
Appendix
* To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn down the volume, and turn of all the units before making any connections.
* When connection cables with resistors are used, the volume level of equipment connected to the Input jack may be low. If this happens, use
connection cables that do not contain resistors.
17
&& Before You Play
Opening/Closing the Lid
To open the lid, use both hands to lift it lightly, and slide it away from yourself.
To close the lid, pull it gently toward yourself, and lower it softly after it has been fully extended.
NOTE
• When opening or closing the lid or operating the pedals, please be careful not to get your ingers pinched between the movable part and the panel. In places where
small children are present, make sure that an adult provides supervision and guidance.
• If you need to move the piano, make sure the lid is closed irst to prevent accidents.
Using the Lid to Conceal the Buttons (Classic Position)
You can use the lid to conceal the buttons (Classic Position).
This allows you to concentrate on performing without being distracted by the buttons.
Lid
Using the Music Holders
You can use the holders to hold pages in place.
When not using the holders, leave them folded down.
Push
18
Before You Play
Operation Guide
Turning the Power On/Of
NOTE
• Once everything is properly connected, be sure to follow the procedure below to turn on their power. If you turn on equipment in the wrong
order, you risk causing malfunction or equipment failure.
Before You Play
• Before turning the unit on/of, always be sure to turn the volume down. Even with the volume turned down, you might hear some sound when
switching the unit on/of. However, this is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
2
On
Power
Of
Performing
1
Min
Lessons
3
Min
Max
1.
2.
Practicing
Turning the power on
Move the [Volume] slider all the way to the left to minimize the volume.
Press the [Power] switch.
The power will turn on, the music rest screen will show an opening animation, and then the notation screen (p. 14) will appear.
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after turning the unit on is required before it will operate normally.
Recording
3.
Use the [Volume] slider to adjust the volume.
This will adjust the volume of the speakers if you’re using the speakers of the unit, or the volume of the headphones if headphones are connected.
Each volume setting (for speaker or headphone) is saved automatically.
1.
2.
Piano Designer
Turning the power of
Move the [Volume] slider all the way to the left to minimize the volume.
Press the [Power] switch.
The screen goes blank and the power is turned of.
Functions
If you don’t want the power to turn of automatically, change the “Auto Of” setting to “Of”!
With the factory settings, the HPi-50e’s power will automatically be switched of 30 minutes after you stop playing or operating the
unit.
Settings
If the unit’s power has been turned of automatically, you can use the [Power] switch to turn the unit back on again. If you don’t want the power
to turn of automatically, change the “Auto Of” setting to “Of” as described on “Making the Power Automatically Turn Of After a Time ( Auto
Of )” (p. 52).
NOTE
• When turning the power on again, you must allow at least ive seconds after power-of before you once again turn the power on. If you fail
to allow enough time, the Auto Of function might not be reset, preventing the power from turning on correctly.
Appendix
• The settings will be initialized after the power has been turned of. If you want to still be retained the next time you turn on the power, you
should refer to “Having Your Settings Be Retained after the Power Is Turned Of (Memory Backup)” (p. 12) and save your settings.
19
&& Performing
Performing with Various Sounds
In addition to piano sounds, the HPi-50e lets you enjoy performing with many other sounds (350 types).
These sounds are called “Tones.” The Tones are divided into three groups (p. 65), each of which is assigned to a diferent Tone button.
Switching Tones
Let’s start by performing with a piano tone.
When you turn on the power, the “ConcertPiano” tone is selected.
1
1.
2
3
Press a tone button.
The tone button will light, and the tone select screen will appear.
2.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to switch tone categories.
Tone categories
Tone button
Explanation
[Piano] button
Selects grand piano sounds, upright piano sounds and the sounds of historical pianos.
[E. Piano] button
Selects electric piano sounds often used in pop and rock.
Selects high quality vibraphone sound and various other sounds such as orchestral instruments, organ, bass, or accompaniment sounds.
If you select the drum set category, you’ll be able to play the sounds of a drum set from the keyboard.
[Strings/Other]
button
* If you’ve selected an organ sound for which the rotary efect (*1) is available, such as Combo Jz. Org or Ballad Organ, you can press the
[Strings/Other] button to switch the modulation speed of the rotary efect.
For details on the tones, refer to “Tone List” (p. 65).
*1 Rotary efect:
Rotary is an efect which simulates the sound of rotating speakers. There is a choice of two settings: Fast and Slow.
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a tone.
If you hold down a cursor button, the selected tone will change successively.
* If you’ve selected a drum set tone or an SFX set tone, some notes of the keyboard will not produce sound.
Auditioning tones
1.
In the tone select screen, press the [
A phrase using the selected tone will play.
20
] button.
Performing
Operation Guide
Performing with Two Layered Tones (Dual Play)
You can play two tones simultaneously from each note of the keyboard. This feature is called “Dual Play.”
Before You Play
2
1
Performing
1.
While holding down the [Piano] button or the [E. Piano] button, press the [Strings/Other] button.
The tone select button will light, and the dual tone 1/tone 2 screen will appear.
When selecting
tone 1/tone 2
Lessons
[
] button
[ × ] button
Practicing
Selecting tones for dual play
1.
Use the cursor [
2.
Press the [
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the tone category.
4.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the tone.
][
] buttons to select tone 1 or tone 2.
] button to access the tone select screen.
Recording
If you hold down a cursor button, the selected tone will change successively.
* You can’t select tones of the same category for tone 1 and tone 2.
2.
Press the [×] button to return to the dual tone 1/tone 2 screen.
Piano Designer
5.
To exit Dual Play, press one of the tone buttons.
Dual balance
Here’s how to adjust the volume balance between tone 1 and tone 2.
In the Dual Tone 1/Tone 2 screen, press the [
Use the cursor [
][
] cursor button to select “Dual Balance.”
Functions
1.
2.
] buttons to adjust the balance.
Advanced techniques
“Octave Shift” (p. 55)
• Specifying the part afected by the damper pedal:
Settings
• Changing the pitch of tone 2 in octaves:
“Right Pedal” (p. 55)
Appendix
21
Performing
Playing Diferent Tones with the Right and Left Hands (Split Play)
You can play diferent tones in the left- and right-hand sections of the keyboard, divided at the key you specify.
This feature is called “Split Play,” and the key at which the keyboard is divided is called the “Split Point.”
1
1.
2
While holding down the [Transpose] button, press the [Twin Piano] button.
The Split Left-hand Tone/Right-hand Tone screen will appear.
When selecting
Left-hand Tone/
Right-hand Tone
[ ] button
[×] button
When Split is turned on, the keyboard settings will be as follows.
Split Point (Power-up default: F#3)
A0 B0 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 …
C3
C4
Left-hand Tone
C5
B7 C8
Right-hand Tone
Selecting the split tones
1.
Use the cursor [
2.
Press the [
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the tone category.
4.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the tone.
][
] buttons to select the right-hand tone or left-hand tone.
] button to access the tone select screen.
If you hold down a cursor button, the selected tone will change successively.
5.
2.
Press the [×] button to return to the Left-hand Tone/Right-hand Tone screen.
To exit Split Play, hold down the [Transpose] button and press the [Twin Piano] button once again.
* Depending on which tones are being used together, the tones might sound diferent because no efect is applied to the left-hand zone.
Advanced techniques
22
• Specifying the part(s) afected by the damper pedal:
“Right Pedal” (p. 55)
• Changing the pitch of the left-hand tone in octaves:
“Octave Shift” (p. 55)
Performing
In the Split Left-hand Tone/Right-hand Tone screen, press the [
2.
Use the cursor [
] cursor button to select the keyboard illustration.
Before You Play
1.
Operation Guide
Changing the keyboard’s split point
Performing
][
] buttons to change the split point.
Item
Value
Split point
B1–B6
Lessons
Practicing
Recording
Piano Designer
Functions
Settings
Appendix
23
Performing
Adjusting the Sound to Your Taste
The HPi-50e lets you add reverberation or modify the brightness of the sound.
Adding Reverberation to the Sound (Ambience)/Adjusting the Brightness of the Sound
(Brilliance)
You can add a pleasant reverberation to the sounds of the HPi-50e, producing the impression that you are performing in a concert hall. This efect is
called “Ambience.”
1
1.
4
2
3
Press the [Ambience/Brilliance] button.
The [Ambience/Brilliance] button will light, and the ambience/brilliance screen will appear.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select either “ambience” or “brilliance.”
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust the depth of the efect.
Item
Value
Explanation
Ambience
0–10
* If you’re using headphones and the Headphones 3D Ambience efect (p. 54) is set to “On,” this lets you
adjust the depth of the Headphones 3D Ambience efect.
Brilliance
1–10
Positive (+) values make the sound brighter; negative (-) values make the sound more mellow.
Higher values apply deeper ambience.
4.
To turn of ambience and brilliance, press the [Ambience/Brilliance] button once again.
The [Ambience/Brilliance] button will go out.
MEMO
The on/of settings for ambience and brilliance will switch simultaneously.
24
Performing
Operation Guide
Adjusting the Keyboard Response (Key Touch)
The way in which the keyboard responds to your playing strength can be adjusted to your personal taste.
3
Press the [Key Touch] button.
Performing
1.
2
4
Before You Play
1
The [Key Touch] button will light, and the key touch screen will appear.
Lessons
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select either the “Key Touch” or “Fix” switch.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust the key touch.
Item
Key Touch
4.
1–100
OFF, ON
Explanation
Higher values will make the keyboard feel heavier.
At a value of 50, the result is the same as when the [Key Touch] button is unlit.
If this is on, notes will be sounded at a ixed volume regardless of how strongly you play the keyboard;
the key touch setting will be ignored.
Recording
Fix
Value
Practicing
2.
3.
To turn of key touch, press the [Key Touch] button once again.
Piano Designer
The [Key Touch] button will go out.
Functions
Settings
Appendix
25
Performing
Dividing the Keyboard for Two-Person Performance (Twin Piano)
You can divide the keyboard into left and right zones so that two people can play the same range of pitches, just as though there were two pianos.
This function is called “Twin Piano.”
For example, Twin Piano allows two children to play diferent songs at the same time.
1
1.
3
2
Press the [Twin Piano] button.
The [Twin Piano] button will light, and the Twin Piano screen will
appear.
When you turn Twin Piano on, the keyboard and pedal settings will
be as shown in the illustration.
Conventional
keyboard
C1
C2
C3
C4
C3
C4
C5
C6
If Twin Piano is on, damper resonance will not be applied; this
may cause the piano to sound diferent.
Select the tone to be played (p. 20).
C7
C8
C3
C4
C5
The damper pedal
for the right area
To cancel Twin Piano, press the [Twin Piano] button once again.
The [Twin Piano] button will go out.
Changing the way in which the sound is heard (twin piano mode)
1.
Saving your settings
In the Twin Piano screen, use the cursor [ ] [ ]
buttons to specify the desired Twin Piano mode.
The HPi-50e’s settings will revert to the
default values when you turn of the power,
but you can save them as described in “Storing Your Settings (memory backup)” (p. 12).
1
Item
Value
Explanation
Two people using headphones can practice independently.
The sound of the right-hand keyboard zone will be heard only from the right speaker.
The sound of the left-hand keyboard zone will be heard only from the left speaker.
When using headphones, you won’t be able to hear the other person’s playing.
Individual
* Ambience will turn of.
* For some tones, the sound might not be divided to left and right.
* If using headphones, connect them to the left Phones jack if playing the left keyboard zone; connect
them to the right Phones jack if playing the right keyboard zone.
Twin Piano Mode
* If you record while this is set to Individual, the playback might not be the same as what you heard
during recording.
Two people can practice together.
Pair
The sound of the right-hand keyboard zone will be heard more loudly from the right speaker than from
the left speaker.
The sound of the left-hand keyboard zone will be heard more loudly from the left speaker than from the
right speaker.
When using headphones, you’ll be able to hear the other person’s playing.
26
C6
divide point
The damper pedal
for the left area
The left and right sections will have the same tone.
3.
C6
Twin Piano
NOTE
2.
C5
Performing
Operation Guide
Shifting the Pitch (Transpose)
“Transpose” means to shift the pitches of songs and the keyboard.
The Transpose function makes it easy to do the following.
• You can use unchanged ingering to accompany a singer who is singing in a key diferent than the original music.
• A song written in a diicult key with numerous sharps (
) or lats (
) can be performed in a key that’s easier for you to play.
For example if the song is written in E major but you want to play it using the ingering of the key of C major, you would set Transpose (Keyboard) to
“4.”
Before You Play
• Notation of a transposing instrument such as trumpet or sax can be played as written, while hearing the transposed pitches.
If you play C E G It will sound E G# B
Performing
MEMO
• With the factory settings, both the song and the keyboard will be transposed. If you want to transpose only the song or only the keyboard, turn
the “Link” setting on/of as necessary.
• If you want to transpose an audio ile, refer to “Transposing an Audio File (Audio Transpose)” (p. 55).
Lessons
1.
2
4
Practicing
1
3
Press the [Transpose] button.
The [Transpose] button will light, and the Transpose screen will appear.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a parameter.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to specify the transposition for the keyboard or song, or turn link on/of.
Item
Value
Recording
2.
3.
Explanation
Keyboard
-6–0–6 (semitone units)
Song
-6–0–6 (semitone units)
Link
ON, OFF
Positive (+) values raise the pitch in semitone steps, and negative (-) values lower the pitch in semitone
steps.
Speciies transposition for the song.
Positive (+) values raise the pitch in semitone steps, and negative (-) values lower the pitch in semitone
steps.
If this is on, transposition settings for the keyboard and the song will change in tandem.
If this is of, transposition settings for the keyboard and the song can be made independently.
Functions
* The transpose setting will be cleared when you select a diferent song.
4.
Piano Designer
Speciies transposition for the keyboard.
To cancel the transposition, press the [Transpose] button once again.
The [Transpose] button will go out.
Settings
Appendix
27
&& Lessons
Playing Games
Here you can enjoy playing games that teach the basics of the piano and familiarize you with the keyboard.
2
1
1.
3
Press the [Lesson] button.
The [Lesson] button will light, and the “Lesson” screen will appear.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [
game that you want to play.
Press the [
] buttons to select the
] button to conirm your choice.
Follow the instructions on the screen, and enjoy the game.
About the HPi-50e’s built-in games
Wonderland
Wonderland contains the following applications that will enjoyably familiarize you with notes and sounds.
Application
Explanation
Chick’s DoReMi Bingo
A chick will hatch when you play the key corresponding to the note you hear.
Help the chicks hatch out of their shells!
Monkey’s Rhythm Clap
When you play the keyboard in time with the rhythm, a monkey will grab a
banana. As you gain skill, the monkey will climb a tree.
Mole’s Melody Chase
Catch a mole by playing the key from which the mole emerges. Can you catch
all of those pesky moles?
Frog’s Song Album
Practice singing along with the frog. Maybe you can learn to sing better than
the frog!
Piano Mechanism
Here you can learn how a piano works. Become a piano expert!
Percussion Pallet
Here you can play the sounds of various percussion instruments. Try out
various rhythms.
Tones Museum
Here you can play the sounds of various instruments. Try playing your favorite
songs.
Treasure Box
Here you can play a variety of sound efects. Try creating a story using sound
efects.
Flash Card
In this game you’ll use the keyboard
to play the note (chord) that you
hear or the note (chord) you see in the onscreen notation.
This game will improve your sense of pitch.
28
Twin Piano Game
Use the right side of the keyboard
to match the note played on the left
side. Improve your sense of pitch through
this enjoyable parent/child experience.
Scroll Game
Play according to the scrolling bars.
As you keep trying, you’ll become
familiar with the keyboard.
Lessons
Operation Guide
Practicing with DigiScore
You can enjoy piano lessons by playing games or performing while you view the on-screen notation.
Before You Play
1
3
Performing
1.
2
Press the [Lesson] button.
The [Lesson] button will light, and the “Lesson” screen will appear.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to select the
lesson application that you want to use.
Press the [
] button to conirm your choice.
Lessons
Follow the instructions on the screen, and enjoy the game.
Practicing
About the HPi-50e’s built-in lesson applications
Do Re Mi Course
The Do Re Mi Course teaches you about reading musical notation and the location of the notes on the keyboard. The Do Re Mi Course includes
the following applications.
DoReMi (Pitch Training)
Here you’ll learn the location of the keys, the notes, and their names.
Note and Rest (Rhythm)
This game teaches the length of notes and rests.
Fingering Number
Here you’ll learn the ingering numbers while you play a song.
Thumb Under
This lets you practice crossing your thumb.
Piano Designer
Explanation
Recording
Application
Let’s feel the efect of the Dumper
This helps you learn how the damper pedal afects the sound.
Pedal
Visual Lesson
You’ll be graded on how well you play along with the performance examples.
Explanation
Beginner's
You’ll be graded on how well your right hand played the right-hand part.
Repertoire
You’ll be graded on how well you played the example.
Functions
Course
Finger Exercises
Learn to play a song, and you’ll win a gold, silver, or bronze
medal according to your level.
Here you can practice while checking the force with which
each inger strikes the keys.
You can also enjoy
the Medal Collection
game with songs from
Favorites.
Settings
Medal Collection
Start practicing at a
slow tempo, and speed
up gradually.
Storing a song in
Favorites
page 32
29
Appendix
The practice songs are
from Hanon.
&& Practicing
Practicing with the Metronome
Here you can practice keeping an accurate rhythm while listening to the metronome.
The HPi-50e’s metronome allows you to change the volume and time signature for the metronome, as well as the way in which the beats are divided.
1.
Press the [Metronome] button.
The metronome screen will appear.
The [Metronome] button will blink, and the
metronome will sound.
The [Metronome] button will blink red and green
according to the currently selected time signature;
red indicates the strong beats, and green indicates the weak beats.
2.
3.
2
3
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the item that you want to set.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to change the setting.
1
4
To return to the previous screen, press the [ × ] button.
Item
Setting
Volume
(no sound) Minimum ... Maximum
Beat
2/2, 0/4 (only weak beats), 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
* You can’t change the “Time signature” setting while a song is playing.
Click,
Sound
Dog & cat,
Electronic sound,
Voice (Japanese “1,” “2,” “3,” ...),
Woodblock,
Triangle & castanet,
Voice (English “1,” “2,” “3,” ...),
Hands clapping
Normal,
Dotted half note,
Half note,
Dotted quarter note,
Quarter note,
Pattern
Dotted eighth note,
Eighth note,
Sixteenth note,
+Double Add a note to the back beat of the every beat, +Triple Add notes to make the every beat a triplet,
+Shule Add notes to create a shule
4.
Beat LED
Switches the [Metronome] button’s indicator between lit and unlit.
Tempo Mute
Speciies whether playback will occur at the tempo speciied by the song or at a ixed tempo (i.e., without using the tempo data embedded in the song).
To stop the metronome, press the [Metronome] button once again.
The [Metronome] button will go out.
Changing the Tempo
Here’s how to change the tempo of the metronome or song.
1.
Use the Tempo [Slow] [Fast] buttons to change the setting.
The tempo will change.
The tempo will change continuously if you hold down the [Slow] button or the
[Fast] button.
30
1
Practicing
Operation Guide
Practicing with a Song
Here’s how you can practice one hand at a time, or practice along with an accompaniment.
Selecting and Playing a Song
Before You Play
Let’s listen to the built-in songs. The HPi-50e provides a variety of built-in songs, which are organized into various categories.
* Copyright law prohibits unauthorized use of these built-in songs for any purpose other than personal enjoyment.
Performing
1.
Press the [Song] button.
The [Song] button will light, and the “Song” screen will
appear.
2
3
1
4
Song title
Category
Indicates the title of the
currently selected song.
Lessons
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select a
category. The songs you can select will depend on
the category.
You can also switch to a USB lash drive.
Icons
Practicing
These are shown for songs that contain chord,
ingering, lyric, or performance marks.
Song list
Use the up/down cursor
[ ] [ ] buttons to select a
song. The selection will be
highlighted in blue.
SMF music data
Chords
Audio data
Performance
marks
Lyrics
Fingering
Recording
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
Use the cursor [
][
][
Category
Explanation
] buttons to select a song from the list.
USB Memory
Songs saved on a USB lash drive
Favorites
Songs saved in Favorites (internal memory)
If you hold down a cursor button, the selected song will change continuously.
4.
Masterpieces
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
When the song has played to its end, playback will stop.
To pause the playback, press the [
The next time you press the [
from where you paused.
] (Play/Stop) button once again.
] (Play/Stop) button, playback will resume
Selection
Kids
Beyer
Burgmüller
The HPi-50e’s built-in songs
Czerny100
Press the [Song] button or the [×] button to close the song screen.
page 66
Functions
5.
Piano Designer
] buttons to select a category.
Czerny30
Hanon
Invention
Copy the song data from your computer to a USB lash drive.
Insert the USB lash drive into the HPi-50e.
* Depending on the data, it may
not be played back correctly.
In the song select screen, choose “USB Memory” as the category.
Appendix
1.
2.
3.
4.
Settings
Playing WAV or MIDI iles (SMF) from your computer on the HPi-50e
From the list, select and play the song that you copied to the USB lash drive.
31
Practicing
Adding a Count-in to Synchronize Your Performance
A series of sounds rhythmically played to indicate the tempo before a song starts is called a “count-in.”
Sounding a count will make it easier for you to begin playing at the correct moment when you’re playing along with a song.
1.
Hold down the [Metronome] button
] (Play/Stop)
and press the [
button.
A two-measure count sound will be produced
before the song starts playing.
1
Storing a Song in Favorites
Here’s how a song stored in internal memory or on a USB lash drive can be registered in Favorites.
1.
Press the [Song] button.
The song select screen will appear.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
buttons to select the song that you
want to register in Favorites.
3.
Hold down the [Song] button and press
the [ ] button.
2
4
1
3
A conirmation screen will appear.
4.
Choose “OK” and press the [
] button.
The song will be registered in Favorites.
Playing Songs Consecutively (All Songs Play)
You can consecutively play back the built-in songs or the songs saved in Favorite (internal memory) or on a USB lash drive. This function is called “All
Songs Play.”
1.
Hold down the [Song] button and press the [
(Play/Stop) button.
]
All songs of the selected category will play successively.
When all songs have inished playing, playback will continue
from the irst song.
To stop All Songs Play, press the [
once again.
] (Play/Stop) button
MEMO
All Songs Play will turn of when you stop playback or turn of the power.
32
1
Practicing
You can adjust the balance between the song and your keyboard performance by changing the volume of the song.
2
Press the [Song Balance] button.
Performing
1.
3
Before You Play
1
The [Song Balance] button will light, and the Song Balance screen will appear. .
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
][
Operation Guide
Adjusting the Volume Balance of the Song and the Keyboard Performance (Song Balance)
] buttons to adjust the balance between the sound of your performance and the accompaniment.
To cancel the Song Balance function, press the [Song Balance] button once again.
The [Song Balance] button will go out.
Lessons
Adjusting a Song’s Tempo for Easier Practicing
You can change the tempo at which a song plays back.
For a diicult song that contains rapid phrases, you can slow down the tempo and practice at a comfortable speed.
Practicing
1.
Press the [Slow] button or the [Fast] button.
The tempo will change.
Recording
MEMO
1
If you press the [Slow] button and [Fast] button simultaneously, the tempo will be reset to the default value.
Piano Designer
Functions
Settings
Appendix
33
Practicing
Practicing One Hand at a Time (Part Mute)
Here’s how to have only the selected part play back. This allows you to practice playing the left or right-hand part of a song while listening to the
other hand played automatically.
Part button
Part
The performance data is assigned to the three Part buttons:
Accomp, Left, and Right.
What is “Part Mute”?
You can “part mute” a speciic part so that it will not be heard.
* If you’ve selected a song that does not contain an
accompaniment, the [Accomp] button will not light even
if you press it.
1.
Accompaniment part
Left-hand
part
Right-hand
part
Press the part button for the part that you want to mute.
The button you pressed will go out, and the selected part will not be heard (or will be heard at a reduced volume).
MEMO
• The mute setting will be cancelled when you switch songs.
• Although the Part Mute function cannot be used with respect to the playback of an audio ile, you can reduce the volume during playback of
sounds that are localized at the center of the sound ield, such as vocals or bass. See “Playing Back an Audio File with Its Central Sound Minimized”
(p. 55).
2.
To un-mute the sound, press the part button once again so it’s lit.
Using the sound of a speciic part as a “guide” (mute volume)
If desired, you can specify that the sound of a part will play at a reduced volume rather than going completely silent when you press a part button
and turn of its indicator.
This setting lets you play a speciic part at a reduced volume and use it as a “guide” for your playing.
1
1.
34
While holding down the part button, use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust the mute volume.
Practicing
Operation Guide
Repeatedly Practicing a Portion of a Song (AB Repeat)
Here’s how you can repeatedly play back a speciied portion of the song. You can use this function to repeatedly practice that portion.
1
Time
4
Performing
Press the [
3
B (Repeat End)
A (Repeat Start)
1.
2
] (Play/Stop) button.
The song will play back.
2.
Before You Play
Section to repeat
Press the [AB Repeat] button at the point where you want to start repeating (point A).
The [AB Repeat] button will blink.
3.
Lessons
If the notation screen is displayed, an “A” symbol will appear at the measure you speciied.
Press the [AB Repeat] button at the point where you want to stop repeating (point B).
The [AB Repeat] button will light, and repeat playback will begin.
If the notation screen is displayed, an “B” symbol will appear at the measure you speciied.
4.
To cancel the repeat function, press the [AB Repeat] button once again.
Practicing
The [AB Repeat] button will go out, and the repeat region settings will be cleared.
If the notation screen is displayed, the “A” and “B” symbols will disappear.
MEMO
• The repeat points can be speciied in measures of beats for an SMF song, or in 1/100ths of a second for audio.
• Instead of playing back the song, you can also specify the portion to repeat by using the [
][
] buttons.
Recording
Moving the portion to repeat forward or backward
When AB Repeat is on, you can move the repeated portion forward or backward.
Piano Designer
Section to repeat
Functions
1
Section to repeat
Time
A (Repeat Start)
1.
B (Repeat End)
Hold down the [AB Repeat] button and use the cursor [
][
] buttons.
Settings
The repeated portion will be moved without its length being changed.
Appendix
35
&& Recording
It’s easy to record your own performances.
You can play back a recorded performance to check your playing, or perform along with a recorded performance.
The HPi-50e can record SMF and audio.
SMF Recording and Audio Recording
Type of recording
Explanation
The musical performance is recorded as data that describes everything that happened, such as which notes were played, and for how
long and how strongly.
SMF recording
This method of recording allows you to record the parts separately, or to re-record just a speciic region of the song. You can also do
overdubbing.
A song recorded using SMF recording can be viewed as a DigiScore in the notation screen.
* Normally, you should use SMF recording.
Your performance will be recorded as audio data. The recorded song can be used on your computer.
* In order to use audio recording, you must connect a USB lash drive (sold separately) to the USB memory port (p. 17).
Audio recording
* The HPi-50e’s piano sound reproduces the depth and spatial feel of a piano by emitting diferent sounds from the multiple speakers built
into the instrument (Acoustic Projection).
If you record your performance as audio, the song will be recorded as two-channel (stereo) data, meaning that the Acoustic Projection
efect will not be reproduced. (The Acoustic Projection efect is reproduced when you play the keyboard or when you play back a song
that was recorded as SMF data.)
* SMF (Standard MIDI File) is a uniied format for handling MIDI-format music data. A wide variety of SMF data can be purchased for listening
enjoyment, instrumental practice, or karaoke.
Getting Ready to Record
1.
2.
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the [Transpose] button to access the setup screen.
Choose the desired recording method.
Recording method
Recording Mode
Value
Explanation
SMF
The song will be recorded in SMF format.
Audio
The song will be recorded in audio format.
Of
When you record over existing material, the previously recorded part will be erased as
the new performance is recorded.
On
When you record over existing material, the newly recorded performance will be
combined with the existing performance of the recorded part.
Mix Recording
MEMO
You can also change the recording mode by holding down the record button and using the cursor [
3.
If you want to overdub an SMF song, select the song that you want to overdub (p. 31).
* You can’t overdub onto an audio song.
4.
5.
Select the tone that you want to use for performing (p. 20).
If desired, sound the metronome (p. 30).
How the recorded parts correspond to the part buttons
The recorded performance is assigned to the part buttons as follows.
Conventional Play (playing one tone from the entire keyboard)/Dual Play
36
Part button
Performance that will be recorded
Record with only one part
speciied
Your performance will be recorded on the part you speciied.
Record with multiple parts
speciied
[Right] [Left] parts
[Accomp] part.
][
] buttons.
Recording
Operation Guide
Making a New SMF Recording
1.
5
6
2
Before You Play
4
3
As described in “Getting Ready to Record” (p. 36), turn mix recording on/of and select the recording mode.
2.
Press the [
Performing
In this example, turn mix recording “of” and choose “SMF” as the recording mode.
] (Rec) button.
The [ ] (Rec) button will light, the [
] (Play/Stop) button will blink, and the HPi-50e
will enter the recording-standby state in new recording mode.
Explanation
Add On
A new song will be recorded.
Lessons
New Song
Record an parts while listening to the recorded song (SMF only).
For details refer to “Overdubbing a Recorded Song” (p. 39).
If you decide to cancel recording, press the record button once again.
3.
As necessary, use the part buttons to select the part(s) that you want to record.
Practicing
Your performance will be recorded on the part(s) whose button is blinking.
You can choose the following parts.
• [Right] part and [Left] part (the performances of both hands)
• [Right] part
• [Left] part
• [Accomp] part
Recording
When using Split or Twin Piano, your performance will be divided at the split point and assigned to the [Right] and [Left] parts for recording.
4.
5.
As necessary, use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to set the tempo.
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
After a two-measure count is heard (the measure number is shown as “-2” and “-1”), recording will start.
] (Rec) button and [
] (Play/Stop) button will light.
MEMO
You can also start recording by playing the keyboard while in the recording-standby state. In this case, recording starts immediately and no count
will be sounded.
6.
Press the [
Piano Designer
When recording starts, the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
Recording will stop, and a screen allowing you to save the song will appear.
Functions
Refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Settings
Twin Piano (p. 26)/Split Play (p. 22)
Part button
Performance that will be recorded
Split Play
[Right] button
Right side
Right-hand tone
[Left] button
Left side
Left-hand tone
Appendix
Twin Piano
37
Recording
Saving a Song
You can assign a name to the recorded song or the currently selected SMF, and save it in Favorites (internal memory) or on a USB lash drive.
The song save screen will appear when you choose “Save Song” in the setup screen, when you inish recording, and when you edit the song in “16
part recorder” or “Song Edit.”
* Audio songs can’t be saved in Favorites (internal memory).
NOTE
If you turn of the HPi-50e’s power without saving your recorded performance, that performance will be lost. If you want to keep your recorded
performance, you must save it as described below.
1.
2.
The song save screen will appear when you stop recording or when you switch songs.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the Media and Save Destination, and use the cursor [
][
] buttons to change the setting.
You can’t select a USB lash drive as the media unless a USB lash drive is connected to the USB memory port.
If a folder is selected as the save destination, you can enter that folder by pressing the [
3.
If you want to change the song title, use the cursor [
Use the cursor [
][
][
] (Play/Stop) button.
] buttons to select the Song Name and then press the [
] buttons to select the character that you want to change, and use the cursor [
To conirm the name, press the [
][
] buttons to change the character.
] button.
If you decide to cancel the name change, press the [ ] button.
4.
Press the [
] button; the song will be saved to the speciied media, destination, and song title.
If a folder is selected as the save destination, you can’t save by pressing the [
] button.
If you save to a song number for which a song title is shown, the newly saved song will overwrite the previously saved song.
NOTE
Never turn of the power while the screen indicates “Executing...”
Cancelling the song save operation
1.
You can cancel the song save operation by pressing the [×] button in the song save screen.
If you’ve previously recorded or edited, the following conirmation screen will appear.
Use the cursor [
38
][
] buttons to select “OK” and then press the [
] cursor button.
] button; the song you recorded or edited will be erased.
Recording
Operation Guide
Overdubbing a Recorded Song
While listening to a recorded song or an internal song, you can record again using either Replace or Mix recording.
8
5
As described in “Getting Ready to Record” (p. 36), turn mix recording on/of and choose the recording mode.
Performing
1.
7
Before You Play
6
In this example, choose “SMF” as the recording mode.
2.
3.
4.
Press the [
] (Rec) button to enter recording-standby mode.
Press the [
] button to switch to overdubbing mode.
As necessary, use the part buttons to select the part that you want to record.
Lessons
For details, refer to step 2 of “Making a New SMF Recording” (p. 37).
5.
] (Bwd) [
As necessary, use the [
which recording will start.
6.
7.
As necessary, use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to specify the tempo.
Practicing
Press the [
] (Fwd) buttons to specify the point at
] (Play/Stop) button.
A two-measure count will be heard (the measure number is shown as “-2” and “-1”), and recording will start.
When recording starts, the [
] (Rec) button and [
] (Play/Stop) button will light.
MEMO
You can also start recording by playing the keyboard while in the recording-standby state. In this case, recording starts immediately and no count
will be sounded.
Press the [
Recording
8.
] (Play/Stop) button.
Recording will stop, and the song save screen will appear.
Refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
MEMO
Piano Designer
When you overdub-record, the time signature will be the time signature of the original song.
To re-record
If the recording mode setting “Mix Recording” (p. 55) is “of” (i.e., replace recording), and you select a previously recorded part and
then record, your new performance will overwrite the previously recorded part, replacing it. In other words, the previously recorded
performance will be discarded.
Functions
First recording
Second recording
Replaced by the second
recorded performance.
First recorded
performance will remain.
Settings
If the recording mode setting “Mix Recording” (p. 55) is “on” (i.e., mix recording), and you select a previously recorded part and then record,
your new performance will be combined with the previously recorded performance.
First recording
First and second recorded
performances will be mixed.
Appendix
Second recording
First recorded
performance will remain.
39
Recording
Making a New Audio Recording
1.
2.
Connect a USB lash drive (sold separately) to the USB memory port (p. 17).
Select the recording mode as described in “Getting Ready to Record” (p. 36).
In this example, choose “Audio” as the recording mode.
3.
4.
Press the [
Press the [
6
] (Play/Stop) button.
When recording starts, the [
5.
5
] (Rec) button to enter recording-standby mode.
] (Rec) button and [
] (Play/Stop) button will light.
] (Play/Stop) button.
Press the [
Recording will stop, and the song save screen will appear.
Refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Audio Recording a Performance with SMF Accompaniment
1.
2.
Connect a USB lash drive (sold separately) to the USB memory port (p. 17).
Select the recording mode as described in “Getting Ready to Record” (p. 36).
In this example, choose Audio as the recording mode.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Press the [
] (Rec) button to enter recording-standby mode.
Press the [
] button to switch to overdub recording mode.
As necessary, use the [
] (Fwd) buttons to specify the location at which recording will start.
As necessary, use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to specify the tempo.
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
When recording starts, the [
8.
] (Bwd) [
Press the [
] (Rec) button and [
] (Play/Stop) button will light.
] (Play/Stop) button.
Recording will stop, and the song save screen will appear.
Refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Using an Audio File without Melody (Center Cancel)
Here’s how you can minimize the sounds (such as the vocal or the melody instrument) that are heard from the center position of the selected audio
ile or a digital audio player connected to the Input jack.
This is called the “Center Cancel” function.
1.
2.
As described in steps 1–3 of “Selecting and Playing a Song” (p. 32), select a song for which an audio icon is shown.
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
The song will play.
3.
Press the [Right] button.
The [Right] button will go out, and the sound of the vocal or melody will be minimized.
MEMO
• For some songs, the sounds heard from the center position might not be completely eliminated.
• You can clear the Center Cancel function by pressing the [Right] button. The Center Cancel function will also be cleared when you select another
song.
• Using the Center Cancel function may afect the tone quality of some songs.
• You can use the [right] button to specify the Center Cancel setting only if an audio ile selected.
• If you want to use Center Cancel when you’ve selected something other than an audio ile, refer to “Center Cancel” (p. 55) in “Various Settings.”
40
Recording
Operation Guide
Burning an Audio Recording of a Song (WAV ile) to a CD
After an audio recording of a song has been
saved to a USB lash drive, you can copy it
to your computer and burn it to a CD. If you
want to burn a CD from a song that you
recorded as an SMF, you must irst convert it
to audio (WAV ile) (p. 47).
A song recorded on the HPi-50e can be
copied to your computer by means of a
USB lash drive.
In order to burn a CD on your computer,
you’ll need software such as “iTunes.” For
details, refer to the owner’s manual or the
online help of your software.
Before You Play
WAV
Use computer software (such as
iTunes) to burn the song to a CD.
Performing
Copy the recorded song to your computer
1.
3.
Connect the USB lash drive
containing the song to your
computer.
2.
Lessons
If you’re using Windows, a
“Removable disk” icon will appear in “Computer.” If you’re
using Mac OS X, a “NO NAME” icon will appear on the
desktop.
Copy the song (WAV ile) that you want to burn to
CD to your computer’s desktop or another location
where you can easily ind it.
Copy to desktop
Double-click the icon that appeared.
The contents of the USB lash drive will be displayed.
Practicing
The audio recording of the song (WAV ile) will be among the
contents.
Use iTunes to burn the song to CD
1.
2.
5.
Select the playlist that you created in step 2, and in
the [File] menu, click [Burn playlist to Disc].
6.
Make the appropriate settings in the disc creation
dialog box, and then click the [Burn] button.
Recording
The following explanation uses iTunes 10 for Windows. If you’re
using a diferent version or other software, refer to its online
help or owner’s manual.
From the Start menu, click [All Programs] - [iTunes].
Piano Designer
From the iTunes [File] menu, click [New Playlist] to
create a playlist.
Newly created
playlist
From the desktop (or other location) where you
copied it, drag and drop the song (WAV ile) to add it
to the playlist you created in step 2.
Functions
3.
Settings
Drag & drop
Insert a blank CD-R into your computer.
Appendix
4.
41
&& Creating a Song
1.
Press the [Lesson] button.
MEMO
The Lesson menu screen will appear.
If the pedal’s function is set to “Fill In,” you’ll be able to add a illin to the rhythm performance. To change the pedal’s function,
refer to “Changing How the Pedals Work (Left Pedal)” (p. 56) or
“Changing How the Pedals Work (Center Pedal)” (p. 56).
5.
If you want to end your performance with an added
ending, press [ ] (Ending) button.
If you want to end your performance without an added
ending, press [×] (Stop) button.
The rhythm performance will stop.
2.
Editing the Rhythm Performance and
Automatic Accompaniment Settings
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to choose
“Music Creation,” and press the [ ] button to conirm
your choice.
Rhythm
page 42
You can play along with a variety of rhythms.
16 Part Recorder
Here’s how to edit the rhythm performance and automatic
accompaniment settings.
1.
In the rhythm screen, hold down the [Key Touch] button
and press the [Transpose] button.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the parameter
that you want to edit.
3.
Use the cursor [
page 43
Create 16 part multitrack recordings.
Song Editor
page 44
Items
][
] buttons to edit the setting.
Value
Explanation
Of, On
If this is on, you’ll be able to play the
sound of the left-hand part while the
automatic accompaniment plays.
Edit a song you recorded.
Audio Converter
Left-hand Tone
page 47
If this is of, the left-hand part will not
be heard.
Convert a song recorded as SMF into audio.
Play Along with Rhythms
Sync
If this is on, the rhythm will start the
instant you begin playing the keyboard.
Of, On
If this is of, use the[
the rhythm.
The HPi-50e lets you enjoy performing while you listen to rhythms in
a variety of styles.
1.
2.
Arranger
If this is on, an accompaniment suitable
for the selected rhythm will be automatically generated according to the chords
you play in the left hand.
Of, On
Press the [Lesson] button.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [
“Rhythm,” and press the [
] button to start
If this is of, only the rhythm will be heard.
] [ ] buttons to select
] button.
MEMO
The “Rhythm” screen will appear.
For details on how to inger automatic accompaniment chords
on the keyboard, refer to “Chord Fingering List” (p. 68).
Recording the Rhythm Performance and
Automatic Accompaniment
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use the cursor [
pattern.
][
The rhythm will start playing.
If “Arranger” is on, an accompaniment suitable for the selected
rhythm will play according to the chords you play with your left
hand.
42
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [
“Rhythm,” and press the [
] [ ] buttons to select
] button.
The “Rhythm” screen will appear.
] buttons to select a rhythm
If you want to perform with an intro, press the [ ] (Intro)
cursor button.
If you want to perform without an intro, press the [ ]
button.
Press the [Lesson] button.
3.
Use the cursor [
pattern.
4.
5.
6.
Select the tone that you want to play (p. 20).
Press the [
][
] buttons to select a rhythm
] (Rec) button.
Use the [ ] button to select the recording mode and
recording format (p. 36).
If you’re using overdub-recording, use the [
] (Bwd)
[
] (Fwd) buttons to move to the location at which you want to
start recording.
Creating a Song
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
A two-measure count will be heard (the measure number is shown
as “-2” and “-1”), and then recording will begin.
8.
Press the [
What’s MIDI
MIDI, short of “Musical Instrument Digital Interface,” was developed
as a universal standard for the exchange of performance data
between electronic instruments and computers. MIDI data consists
of information describing what took place during a musical
performance; for example, which key (which note) was played, for
how long, and how strongly.
] (Play/Stop) button.
Recording will stop, and the song save screen will appear.
Refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
If desired, you can sound the lowest note of the chord you press
(“leading bass”). Leading bass can be switched using a pedal.
To change the pedal’s function, refer to “Changing How the
Pedals Work (Left Pedal)” (p. 56) or “Changing How the Pedals Work
(Center Pedal)” (p. 56).
The HPi-50e provides 16 parts for multitrack recording. One tone can
be recorded on each part, meaning that you can create song data
by overdubbing performances for up to 16 diferent tones.
“SMF” stands for “Standard MIDI File,” which is a standard ile format
for handling MIDI-format musical data.
Since most MIDI playback devices support SMF, it is a useful format
for making musical data widely available.
Commercially Available SMF Music iles
Commercially available Roland SMF music iles also consists of 16
parts. You can load this type of song data from a USB lash drive,
and use the 16 part recorder to edit the data.
The “16 part recorder” function lets you record and play back each
of these 16 parts individually.
Performing
Recording with 16 Parts
What is SMF?
Before You Play
Unlike the data on a music CD, MIDI data does not contain
information about the sound itself, so you are free to change the
tempo and key, opening up a wide range of possibilities.
MEMO
Operation Guide
7.
NOTE
• Some commercially available SMF music iles cannot be edited.
• Please be aware that derivative works that you create based on
existing copyrighted material such as commercially available
SMF music iles may infringe copyright law if used for purposes
other than personal enjoyment. Roland takes no responsibility
for any infringement of a third party’s copyrights that may arise
from a derivative work you create.
Lessons
Overdub-recording allows you to listen to the previously recorded
parts while you overdub performances for additional parts.
Practicing
About the 16 part recorder Screen
Access the “16 part recorder screen” when you want to record on
the 16 part recorder or make settings for it.
16 part recorder and part buttons
The part buttons correspond with the parts of the 16 part recorder
as follows.
Part (part number)
[Accomp] button
Parts other than left-hand and right-hand
(i.e., parts 1, 2 and 5–16)
[Left] button
Left-hand part (part 3)
[Right] button
Right-hand part (part 4)
Indication
[ ][
1–16
]
Explanation
This shows the tone that’s assigned to each part. Use the
cursor buttons to select a part.
Undimmed parts contain a recorded performance.
Dimmed parts do not contain a recorded performance.
[
] Solo
[
] Mute
[
] Setting
Only the selected part will play.
The selected part will be muted (unheard).
The Part Settings screen will appear, allowing you to make
detailed settings for each part. For details, refer to “Editing
the Part Settings” (p. 44).
The operations subsequently explained in “Editing the Part Settings”
(p. 44) and “Recording Each Part” (p. 44) are performed within the “16
part recorder” screen.
Settings
Since the 16 part recorder records one tone on each part, you can’t
use Dual Play (p. 21) or Split Play (p. 22) to record two or more tones
simultaneously.
Functions
Part buttons
The 16 Part Recorder screen will appear.
Piano Designer
In addition to the “16 part recorder,” the HPi-50e’s recording and
playback functionality also includes the “part buttons” ([Accomp]
[Left] [Right]). These part buttons combine the 16 part recorder’s 16
parts into three buttons. This means that after you’ve used the part
buttons to record your performance, you can then use the 16 part
recorder to overdub additional parts, or to edit your performance in
greater detail.
Press the [Lesson] button to select “16 Part Recorder,” and
then press the [ ] button (p. 29).
Recording
1.
Mute and Solo
When using the 16 part recorder to play back song data, you can
press the track buttons to easily “mute” speciic parts so that they
will not be heard or “solo” a speciic part so that only it will be heard.
Appendix
Mute and solo settings can be changed even while the song plays.
MEMO
Playing back with a speciic part muted is called “minus-one
playback.”
43
Creating a Song
7.
Editing the Part Settings
For each part of a song recorded on the 16 part recorder or an
internal song, you can edit the volume and tone of each part, or
mute it.
NOTE
The song you recorded will disappear when you turn of
the power. If you don’t want to lose your song, save it to the
Favorites or to USB memory.
Commercially available Roland SMF music iles also consists of 16
parts, each playing a diferent instrumental sound, and you can edit
the settings for each part of such data in the same way.
* Before you continue, select the song that you want to edit (p. 31).
1.
Saving Your Multitrack Recording
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the part that
you want to edit, and press the [ ] button.
A “Part” screen like the following will appear.
If you want to record additional parts, repeat step 2 and
following as many times as necessary.
Here’s how to save a song that you’ve multitrack-recorded or whose
part settings you’ve edited.
1.
In the “16 part recorder” screen, press the [×] button.
The 16 part recorder will close, and the song save screen will
appear.
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Editing a Song
Here’s how to edit the performance you’ve recorded using the part
buttons (p. 39) or the 16 part recorder (p. 43).
The part name and tone name are shown in the center of the
screen. When this screen is shown, you can use the tone buttons to
switch the tone of this part.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select an item, and use
the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to edit the setting.
Item
Explanation
Volume
Adjusts the volume
Adjusts the depth of the reverb efect.
Reverb
The reverberation that is typical of a concert hall will be
added, giving the sound a greater spatial spread.
Basic operation
1.
2.
Select the song that you want to edit (p. 31).
3.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Note/Measure”
and press the [ ] button.
4.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to select an
editing function, and press the [ ] button.
Press the [Lesson] button, select “Song Editor,” and press
the [ ] button.
Adjusts the depth of the chorus efect.
Chorus
A slightly pitch-shifted sound will be added, giving the sound
depth and spaciousness.
Adjusts the stereo position at which the sound is heard.
Pan
By editing the pan setting you can specify the perceptual
location from which the sound will be heard between the left
and right speakers.
Raising the setting will move the sound toward the right, and
lowering it will move the sound toward the left.
Copying Measures (Copy)
You can copy a speciied range of measures to other measures or to
another part.
This is a convenient way to create songs in which similar phrases are
repeated.
Example: Copying measures 5–7 to measure 8 and following
Recording Each Part
1.
Use the cursor [ ] [
you want to edit.
2.
Use the [
] (Bwd) [
] (Fwd) buttons to move to the
measure at which you want to record.
3.
Specify the recording tempo (p. 47) and metronome
settings (p. 30). Also select the tone (p. 20) you’ll use when
recording.
4.
Press the [
] buttons to select the part that
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Inserting Blank Measures (Insert)
You can insert blank measures at the speciied location.
Example: Inserting three blank measures at measure 5
] (Rec) button.
The HPi-50e will enter recording-standby mode.
5.
Press the [
] (Play/Stop) button to start recording.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
A count will be heard, and then recording will start.
6.
44
To stop recording, press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
8
9
10
Creating a Song
Transposing an Entire Part (Transpose)
You can delete a speciied range of measures from your
performance. This will cause the subsequent measures to be moved
forward to ill the gap.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
You can edit the individual notes of a recorded performance. This
function is called “ Note Edit.”
10
You can use Note Edit to make the following changes.
• Delete an unintended note
1
2
3
4
5
6
• Change the pitch of a single note
Before You Play
2
You can transpose the entire part you specify.
Editing Individual Notes (Note Edit)
Example: Deleting measures 5–8
1
Operation Guide
Deleting Measures (Delete)
• Change the playing strength (velocity) of a single note
• Change the ingering number
1.
You can erase a speciied range of measures, causing those
measures to be blank.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2.
10
] (Bwd) button, [
] (Fwd) button, or
Use the [
cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the note that you want
to edit.
Make the note you want to edit appear in the center of the screen.
Lessons
1
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the part
containing the note that you want to edit.
The number of the selected part is shown in the center of the
screen.
Erasing performance data will not afect the length of the song.
Example: Erasing the performance data from measures 5–8 (make blank)
Performing
Erasing Measures (Erase)
The location of each note is shown in terms of “measure: beat: tick.”
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
MEMO
3.
Practicing
A “tick” is a iner division of timing than a beat. There are 120
ticks in one beat.
Blank measures
Press the [O] button.
The edit screen will appear.
Exchanging Parts (Part Exchange)
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the note’s
“Note,” “velocity,” “Finger,” or ”Part”, and use the cursor
[ ] [ ] buttons to edit the value.
If you want to delete the selected note, press the [ ]
button.
5.
When you’re inished editing, press the [×] button
You can exchange the notes recorded for one part with the notes
recorded for a diferent part.
Inaccuracies in the timing of your performance can be corrected
to the timing interval you specify. This is called the “ Quantize”
function.
Editing Tone Changes During the Song
(PC Edit)
Songs in which the instrumental sound changes during the song
(i.e., when the tone used by a part is switched during the song)
contain commands that specify when the tone should change.
Example: Resolution set to “1/4”
These commands are called “program changes (PC).” You can use “
PC Edit” to delete a program change or to change the tone that is
selected.
1
2
3
4
Played timing
MEMO
You can’t insert a program change into a measure or beat that
does not already contain a program change.
Corrected by Quantize
1
2
3
4
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the part
containing the program change that you want to edit.
Settings
1.
Example: Resolution set to “1/16”
Played timing
Functions
For example, if you intended to play at quarter-note timing, but
were not perfectly accurate, you can tighten-up your performance
by quantizing to quarter-note (1/4) timing.
Piano Designer
Tightening Up the Note Timing
(Quantize)
Recording
4.
The number of the selected part is shown in the center of the
screen.
Corrected by Quantize
Appendix
45
Creating a Song
2.
Use the [
] (Bwd) button, [
] (Fwd) button, or
cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the program change
that you want to edit.
Make the program change you want to edit appear in the center of
the screen.
The location of each note is shown in terms of “measure: beat: tick.”
MEMO
Deleting a Notation Mark
1.
Press the [O] button.
The edit screen will appear.
4.
5.
Press a tone button to select the tone group, and use the
cursor buttons to select a tone.
If you want to delete the selected program change, press
the [O] button
2.
Press the [O] button.
Saving a Song After Editing Its Notation
Marks
1.
In the notation mark screen, press the [×] button.
“Notation mark” editing will end, and the song save screen will
appear.
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Editing the Key Signature
You can change the key signature to make the notation easier to
read.
For the “note/measure” editing functions, you can cancel the mostrecently executed operation.
This is a convenient way to return to the original state after an edit.
] buttons to select a notation mark.
The selected notation mark will be deleted.
When you’ve inished editing, press the [×] button.
Cancelling an Edit (Undo)
][
The notation mark will be shown in red.
A “tick” is a iner division of timing than a beat. There are 120
ticks in one beat.
3.
Use the cursor [
1.
Press the [Lesson] button, select “Song Editor,” and press
the [ ] button.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Yes” and then press the
[O] button to undo the previous editing operation, returning the
data to its prior
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Key Signature”
and press the [ ] button.
If you use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Cancel” and then
press the [O] button, you’ll return to the Song Edit screen.
3.
Use the cursor [
signature.
Saving a Song You’ve Edited by Note or
Measure
4.
Press the [×] button.
1.
Editing the Time Signature
(Beat Map)
Undoable editing is indicated accordingly.
In the Note/Measure screen, press the [×] button.
“Note/Measure” editing will end, and the song save screen will
appear.
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
You can create songs in which the time signature changes during
the song.
The beat map can be edited only when creating a new song.
You’ll need to use the beat map to create a blank song containing
time signature data.
You can insert a variety of notation marks to be displayed in the
notation.
Press the [Lesson] button, select “Song Editor,” and press
the [ ] button.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Notation Mark”
and press the [ ] button.
3.
] (Bwd) [
] (Fwd) buttons or the cursor
Use the [
left/right buttons to select the location at which you want
to insert a notation mark.
4.
Use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to select the type of notation
mark you want to insert.
5.
6.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select a notation mark.
Press the [O] button.
The notation mark will be inserted.
46
] buttons to select the key
Key signature editing will end, and the song save screen will appear.
Inserting Notation Marks
1.
][
1.
Press the [Lesson] button, select “Song Editor,” and press
the [ ] button.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Beat Map” and
press the [ ] button.
3.
] (Bwd) button or [
] (Fwd) button to
Use the [
select the measure at which you want to change the time
signature.
4.
Use the cursor [
signature.
5.
6.
Press the [
][
] buttons to select the time
] button.
Repeat steps 1–3 to enter the time signature data for the
entire song.
Creating a Song
7.
4.
Press the [×] button.
Proceed as described in step 4 and following of “Overdubbing a
Recorded Song” (p. 39).
As the song proceeds, use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to
change the tempo.
7.
Press the [
Use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to change the tempo.
8.
Save or discard the data.
Performing
]
Converting an SMF Song to Audio
(WAV File)
When the save screen appears, save the song.
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
1.
Connect your USB lash drive (sold separately) to the USB
memory port (p. 17).
Lessons
By converting a song recorded in SMF format to audio, you’ll be
able to listen to it on your computer. You can also burn the song to
a music CD on your computer, or upload it to the Internet.
Recording Tempo Data
(Tempo Recording)
* Audio iles cannot be saved to Favorites (internal memory).
You can change the tempo of a song that you recorded or of an
internal song.
2.
Select the song that you want to convert to audio (WAV
ile) (p. 31).
3.
Press the [Lesson] button.
Select the song whose tempo you want to change.
Practicing
1.
] (Play/Stop) button.
Recording will stop, and a conirmation message will ask whether
you want to save the song whose tempo you changed.
The song’s tempo will be changed.
4.
6.
Select the song whose tempo you want to edit (p. 31).
] (Rec) button and press the [
] (Play/Stop) button.
Before You Play
You can edit the tempo of a recorded song.
Hold down the [
(Reset) button.
Press the [
Recording will start. In this case, recording starts immediately and
no count will be sounded.
Editing the Tempo
1.
2.
3.
5.
Use the [Slow] [Fast] buttons to specify the starting
tempo.
Operation Guide
Time signature editing will end, and you’ll be in overdub-recording
mode.
The “Lesson” screen will appear.
4.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Audio
Converter,” and press the [ ] button.
Recording
A conirmation screen will appear.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Save song.”
5.
To convert the song, press the [
] button.
If you decide to cancel without converting, press the [×] button.
The screen will indicate “Converting...”
Hold down the [
[Fast] button.
] (Rec) button and press the [Slow] or
6.
Piano Designer
2.
When the save screen appears, save the song.
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
] (Play/Stop) button
The [ ] (Rec) button will light, the [
will lash, and the HPi-50e will be in the tempo record standby
condition.
If you decide to cancel recording, press the [
again.
Functions
3.
] (Rec) button once
If desired, press the [Metronome] button to sound the
metronome.
Settings
Copying an audio recording of a song to your computer page 41
If you save an audio recording of a song on a USB
lash drive, you’ll be able to listen to it on your
computer.
In order for an SMF song recording to be used on your
computer, you’ll need to convert it to audio (WAV ile).
You can use your computer to burn them to a music
CD or upload them to the Internet.
A song recorded on the HPi-50e can be
copied to your computer by means of
a USB lash drive.
Appendix
Audio recordings of songs are saved as WAVE iles
(16-bit, 44.1 kHz).
WAV
Use computer software (such as
iTunes) to burn the song to a CD.
47
&& Personalizing Your Piano Sound (Piano Designer)
Hammer
Noise
What is Piano Designer?
String
Resonance
The HPi-50e lets you adjust the piano sound to your taste by
modifying various aspects of a grand piano’s sound, such as its
strings and pedal, as well as the keyboard resonances.
This function is called “Piano Designer.”
Adjusting the
piano sound to
your taste
Temperament
Making Detailed Adjustments to the Piano Sound
1
1.
5
2
3
While holding down the [Piano] button, press the [E. Piano] button.
The Piano Designer screen will appear.
The “ConcertPiano” tone will be selected.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select the parameter that you want to adjust.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust the value.
Repeat steps 2–3 to adjust the piano sound to your taste.
Saving your settings
The HPi-50e’s settings will revert to the default
values when you turn of the power, but you
can save them as described in “Storing Your
Settings (memory backup)” (p. 12).
When you’re inished using Piano Designer, press the [Piano] button or the [E. Piano]
button.
Piano designer parameter
Parameter
Value
Lid
0–6
Damper Resonance
0–10
Explanation
Adjusts the extent to which the lid of the grand piano is open.
The sound will become more mellow as you close the lid of the piano in the screen. The sound will become brighter as
you open the lid of the piano in the screen.
This adjusts the damper resonance of the acoustic piano sound (the sympathetic vibration produced in strings other
than those actually played when you press the damper pedal).
Higher settings will make the sympathetic vibration louder.
Hammer Noise
1–5
Hammer Response
0–10
Duplex Scale
0–10
Dynamic Harmonic
0–10
String Resonance
0–10
This adjusts the sound produced when the hammer of an acoustic piano strikes the string.
Higher settings will produce a louder sound of the hammer striking the string.
For softly played notes, this adjusts the time from when you strike the key until the piano sound is heard.
Higher settings will produce slower response.
This adjusts the sympathetic vibrations of an acoustic piano’s Duplex Scale.
Higher settings will make the sympathetic vibration louder.
This adjusts the metallic resonance that is produced when you play strongly on an acoustic piano.
Higher settings will produce a louder metallic sound.
This adjusts the string resonance of the acoustic piano sound (the sympathetic vibrations of strings for previously played
notes that occur when you play another note).
Higher settings will make the sympathetic vibration louder.
Key Of Resonance
48
0–10
This adjusts sympathetic vibrations such as an acoustic piano’s key-of sound (the subtle sound that occurs when you
release a note).
Higher settings will make the sympathetic vibration louder.
Personalizing Your Piano Sound (Piano Designer)
Value
Cabinet Resonance
0–10
Sound Board
Behavior
0–10
Damper Noise
0–10
Explanation
Adjusts the body resonance of the grand piano itself.
Higher values will produce a larger body resonance.
When you play a chord, this setting improves the clarity of the individual notes in the chord, creating a more beautiful
resonance.
Higher settings produce a clearer resonance.
Before You Play
This adjusts the damper noise of the acoustic piano sound (the sound of the damper releasing the strings when you
press the damper pedal).
* No damper noise will be heard if Damper Resonance is set to “Of.”
This adjusts the HPi-50e’s standard pitch (the pitch of the middle A note).
Master Tuning
415.3–440.0–466.2 Hz
When playing ensemble with other instruments and in other such instances, you can match the standard pitch to
another instrument.
The standard pitch generally refers to the pitch of the note that’s played when you inger the middle A key. For a cleaner
ensemble sound while performing with one or more other instruments, ensure that each instrument’s reference pitch is
in tune with that of the other instruments. This tuning of all the instruments to a reference pitch is called “master tuning.”
Performing
You can play classical styles such as Baroque using historic temperaments (tuning methods).
Temperament
Most modern songs are composed for and played in equal temperament, the most common tuning in use today. But at
Equal, Just Major, Just
one time, there were a wide variety of other tuning systems in existence.
Minor, Pythagorean,
Kirnberger, Meantone, By playing in the temperament that was in use when a composition was created, you can experience the sonorities of
Werckmeister, Arabic chords originally intended for that song.
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Temperaments.”
When playing with tuning other than equal temperament, you need to specify the temperament key for tuning the song
to be performed (that is, the note that corresponds to C for a major key or to A for a minor key).
C–B
If you choose an equal temperament, there’s no need to select a temperament key.
Stretch Tuning
This lets you specify the amount of “stretch tuning,” a tuning method speciically for pianos, in which the high range is
tuned slightly sharper, and the low range is tuned slightly latter.
Of, Preset 1, Preset
2, User
If you select “Preset,” a standard tuning curve created for the HPi-50e will be used.
(User: -50–0–+50)
Note Character
If you select “User,” you’ll be able to edit the stretched tuning yourself. Play the key whose pitch you want to adjust, then
use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to adjust its pitch.
Practicing
Note Volume
This lets you adjust the volume of each individual key. Higher settings will make the volume louder.
If you select “User,” you’ll be able to edit the Note Volume settings.
Of, User
(User: -50–0)
Press the key whose volume you want to adjust, and use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust its volume.
This lets you adjust the tonal character of each individual key. Higher settings will make the tone harder, and lower
settings will make the tone softer.
If you select “User,” you’ll be able to adjust the Note Character settings.
Of, User
(User: -5–0–+5)
Press the key whose tone you want to adjust, and use the cursor [
][
] buttons to adjust its tone.
Recording
For some parameters, you can listen to a demo song.
Demo
1.
2.
3.
Press the [
] button.
Use the cursor [
Press the [
Lessons
Temperament Key
Operation Guide
Parameter
][
] buttons to select the type of demo.
]button.
The demo will begin.
Piano Designer
Temperaments
Equal
In this tuning, each octave is divided into twelve equal steps. Every interval produces about the same amount of slight dissonance.
Just Major
This tuning eliminates ambiguities in the ifths and thirds. It is unsuited to playing melodies and cannot be transposed, but is capable of
beautiful sonorities.
Just Minor
The Just tunings difer from major and minor keys. You can get the same efect with the minor scale as with the major scale.
Pythagorean
This tuning, devised by the philosopher Pythagoras, eliminates dissonance in fourths and ifths.
Dissonance is produced by third-interval chords, but melodies are euphonious.
Kirnberger
This is an improvement of the Meantone and Just tunings that provides a high degree of freedom of modulation. Performances are possible
in all keys (III).
Meantone
This scale makes some compromises in just intonation, enabling transposition to other keys.
Werckmeister
This temperament combines the Meantone and Pythagorean tunings. Performances are possible in all keys (irst technique, III).
Arabic
This tuning is suitable for the music of Arabia.
Settings
Qualities
Functions
Temperament
What is the duplex scale?
Appendix
The Duplex Scale is a system of sympathetically vibrating strings sometimes included in grand pianos.
These sympathetically vibrating strings are not struck directly with hammers, but sound by vibrating in sympathy with the vibrations of other strings. By resonating
with the overtones, these strings add richness and brilliance to the sound. These sympathetic strings are added only to the high register above approximately C4.
Since they do not have a damper (a mechanism that stops them from sounding), they will continue sounding even after you play a note and then release it to stop
the sound of the string that was actually struck.
49
&& Convenient Functions
Changing the Notation Screen
Settings
Changing the Screen Display and Lesson
Grading Standard (Resolution)
You can change the parts shown in the notation screen, and specify
how they will be displayed.
1.
In the notation screen, press the [
] button.
The notation setup screen will appear.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select an item.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to change the setting.
You can change the minimum note value that is shown in the
screen and the standard by which Visual Lesson and Medal
Collection will be graded.
1.
In the notation display screen, press the [ ] button to
access the Options screen.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
Use the cursor
[ ] [ ] buttons
to choose either
“32nd note” “16th
note.”
][
] buttons to select “Resolution .”
Saving your settings
Item
Explanation
Size
Speciies the size of the notation display.
Part
Speciies the part to be shown as notation.
Keyboard
If this is “On,” a keyboard is shown below the notation.
Mark
If this is “On,” performance marks are shown when you
play back song data that contains performance marks.
Finger
If this is “On,” ingering numbers are shown when you
play back song data that contains ingering numbers.
Chord
If this is “On,” chord names are shown when you play
back song data that contains chord data.
Lyric
If this is “On,” lyrics are shown when you play back song
data that contains song lyric data.
Pitches
Specify how note names are displayed when the
notation screen is expanded.
Auto Sync
If this is “On,” the notation will be shown in synchronization with the performance.
This setting is ideal when viewing songs in which 16th notes
are the smallest note value.
Key
Display the notation in the speciied key.
Clef R
Speciies the clef of the notation shown for the
right-hand part.
The grading standard for Visual Lesson and Medal Collection
will also be 16th notes.
Clef L
Speciies the clef of the notation shown for the left-hand
part.
Upper Part
Speciies the part for which notation will be shown as
the upper part.
Lower Part
Speciies the part for which notation will be shown as
the lower part.
Resolution
Changes the screen display and lesson grading
standard.
The HPi-50e’s settings will revert to the
default values when you turn of the power,
but you can save them as described in “Storing Your Settings (memory backup)” (p. 12).
32nd note
This setting is ideal when viewing songs that include 32nd
notes.
The grading standard for Visual Lesson and Medal Collection
will also be 32nd notes. Since this setting requires you to
play with accurate timing, it allows advanced lessons.
16th note
Changing the Number of Measures
Displayed
1.
In the notation screen, use the cursor [
change the setting.
][
] buttons to
Saving Notation Data in BMP Format
The notation displayed by the HPi-50e can be saved to a separately
sold USB lash drive as image data. You can use this saved image
data on your computer.
NOTE
• You cannot save copyrighted song data.
• Copyright law prohibits the unauthorized use of exported
notation for any purpose other than personal enjoyment.
50
• For details on how note names are shown in the BMP output,
refer to “Changing the Notation Screen Settings” (p. 50).
Convenient Functions
Connect your USB lash drive to the USB memory port.
5.
Press the cursor [ ] button several times to select the
“Write Destination.”
Select the song for which you want to save the notation
(p. 31).
6.
Use the cursor [ ] [
“Write Destination.”
If you want to save a notation image for a song that you record,
record your performance before you continue (p. 36).
In the notation screen, press the [
] button.
In the Options screen, press the [
] button.
Read the message, and then press the [
7.
Press the [
] buttons to specify the desired
] button.
The current settings will be wrote as a “User Program.”
Before You Play
3.
4.
5.
Operation Guide
1.
2.
NOTE
Never turn of the power while the screen indicates “Saving...”
] button.
MEMO
If you’ve selected a copyrighted song, a screen like the following
will appear.
If you want to return the “User Program” to their factory-set
state, refer to “Restoring the Factory Settings” (p. 58).
Performing
Calling Up a User Program
Here’s how to call up a User Program that you’ve saved.
6.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Load a User
Program File,” and press the [ ] cursor button.
The User Program screen will appear.
] button to return to step 2 and
3.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] buttons to specify the
region that will be saved and the layout of the notation.
Press the [
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the User
Program that you want to call up.
The current performance settings will be replaced by the
performance settings you choose.
Practicing
7.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
Lessons
If this screen appears, press the [
then select a diferent song.
1.
] button.
The notation will be saved as image data in BMP (bitmap) format.
Using a pedal to select a User Program
NOTE
You can use a pedal to consecutively select “User Program.” This is
called the “Pedal Shift” function.
Do not disconnect the USB lash drive until saving is completed.
Saving Tone and Rhythm Settings
For details on the setting that can be stored, refer to “Items Saved in
a User Program” (p. 69)
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to select “User Programs.”
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to change the setting.
Explanation
Of
The function originally assigned to the pedals will be
available.
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the
[Transpose] button.
Left Pedal
The left pedal will operate only to switch User Programs.
The function originally assigned to the left pedal will not
be available.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “User Program,”
and then press the cursor [ ] button.
Center Pedal
The center pedal will operate only to switch User
Programs. The function originally assigned to the center
pedal will not be available.
The User Program screen will appear.
Press the [
] button.
Settings
3.
2.
3.
The “Write the Favorite User Program” screen will appear.
4.
Functions
2.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
Value
Writing a User Program
1.
1.
Piano Designer
The state of the currently selected tone buttons and Rhythm
settings can be stored as a set, which can be called up instantly
when desired. This is called a “User Program,” and you can save 40
such sets in the HPi-50e.
Recording
If you’ve stored “User Program” in the desired order, you’ll be able
to select the User Program for the next song simply by pressing a
pedal.
Enter a name for the “User Program ile.”
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the character that you
want to change, and use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to change
the character.
Appendix
MEMO
If you don’t need to change the User Program, simply proceed
to step 5.
51
Convenient Functions
Managing User Programs
Making the Power Automatically
Turn Of After a Time ( Auto Of )
You can save or delete User Programs.
MEMO
With the factory settings, the HPi-50e’s power will automatically be
switched of 30 minutes after you stop playing or operating the
unit.
If you want to save User Programs on a USB lash drive, connect
your USB lash drive to the USB memory port before you
continue.
1.
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the
[Transpose] button.
2.
Use the cursor [
][
1.
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the
[Transpose] button.
2.
3.
Use the cursor [
] buttons to select an item.
Item
Explanation
Load User Program
Loads a set of User Programs from Favorites or a USB
lash drive into the HPi-50e.
Save User Program
Saves a set of 40 User Programs in Favorites or User
Program User Program Set.”
Copy User Program
If you don’t need the power to turn of automatically, set “Auto Of “
to the “Of “ setting as described below.
Copies a set of User Programs from a USB lash drive
to Favorites in internal memory.
Alternatively, copies a set of User Programs from
Favorites to a USB lash drive.
Deletes a set of User Programs from Favorites or
Delete User Program
from a USB lash drive.
3.
Select the desired item, and press the [
Proceed according to the instructions in the screen.
NOTE
Never turn of the power or disconnect the USB lash drive while
the screen indicates “Executing...”
52
][
] buttons to select “Auto Of .”
] buttons to change the setting.
Value
Explanation
Of
The power will not turn of automatically.
10 min.
The power will automatically turn of if no operation
is performed for 10 minutes.
30 min. (default)
The power will automatically turn of if no operation
is performed for 30 minutes.
240 min.
The power will automatically turn of if no operation
is performed for 240 minutes (4 hours).
] cursor button.
MEMO
The corresponding screen will appear.
4.
Use the [
][
This setting is automatically saved in the HPi-50e.
4.
Press the [x] button.
You will exit the “Function” screen.
Convenient Functions
6.
7.
The HPi-50e lets you load a piano setup that you’ve saved on a USB
lash drive, or save your piano setup to a USB lash drive.
NOTE
3.
Press the [Key Touch] button or the [Transpose] button to
exit Function mode.
Items saved in the piano setup
Lid
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the
[Transpose] button.
Damper Resonance
The [Key Touch] button and [Transpose] button will light; the
HPi-50e will be in Function mode.
Hammer Response
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Use the cursor [
Import.”
Press the [
][
] buttons to select “Piano Setup
Dynamic Harmonic
String Resonance
Key Of Resonance
] button.
The Piano Setup Import screen will appear.
Piano Designer settings
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Behavior
If you decide to cancel without loading the piano setup, press the
[X] button.
Damper Noise
Master Tuning
5.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the piano setup
that you want to load.
6.
Press the [O] button.
Stretch Tuning
The piano setup will be loaded from the USB lash drive.
Note Volume
Temperament
Practicing
7.
Lessons
4.
8.
Performing
2.
Connect your USB lash drive to the piano’s USB memory
port.
Never turn of the power or disconnect the USB lash drive while
the screen indicates “Executing...”
Before You Play
Only piano setups that were created on the HPi-50e can be
loaded.
1.
Press the [O] button to save the piano setup to your USB
lash drive.
When the piano setup has been saved, you will return to the screen
of step 3.
MEMO
Loading a Piano Setup
Press the [O] button to conirm the name.
Operation Guide
Loading/Saving Piano Setups
Temperament Key
Note Character
Press the [Key Touch] button or the [Transpose] button to
exit Function mode.
Ambience (On/Of, value)
Recording
Brilliance (value)
Saving a Piano Setup
Other
Key Touch (On/Of, value)
Headphones 3D Ambience
Volume Limit
Connect your USB lash drive to the piano’s USB memory
port.
2.
Hold down the [Key Touch] button and press the
[Transpose] button.
Items automatically
remembered by the HPi-50e
Volume (Speaker, headphones)
Piano Designer
1.
The [Key Touch] button and [Transpose] button will light; the
HPi-50e will be in Function mode.
Use the cursor [
Export.”
4.
Press the [
][
] buttons to select “Piano Setup
Functions
3.
] button.
The Piano Setup Export screen will appear.
If you decide to cancel without saving the piano setup, press the [X]
button.
5.
] buttons to specify the saveSettings
Use the cursor [ ] [
destination number.
No piano setup has been saved in numbers whose piano setup
name is shown as (Empty).
If you want to save by overwriting an unwanted piano setup,
choose the unwanted piano setup number.
Appendix
You can use the [ ] [ ] buttons to select the name, and then press
the [ ] button to edit the name of the piano setup.
Use the [ ] [ ] buttons to select the position at which to
change the character.
Use the [ ] [ ] buttons to change the character.
53
&& Various Settings
Basic Operations in the Function Screen
The “Function” screen lets you edit various settings for performance and recording.
1.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
MEMO
Depending on the item you select, the screen might show
additional choices.
The “Function” screen will appear.
3.
4.
Use the cursor [
][
] buttons to edit the setting.
The content of the setting is shown in the screen.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
You will exit the “Function” screen.
MEMO
• The settings you edit will return to their original state when you
turn of the power.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [
you want to edit.
] buttons to select the item that
Indication
Headphones 3D Ambience (*1)
• By using the “Memory Backup” function, you can have these
settings be retained even while the power is turned of. For
details, refer to “Storing Your Settings (memory backup)” (p. 12).
Explanation
Applying a Headphones 3D Ambience Efect to the Piano Sound
You can apply a Headphones 3D Ambience efect which produces the sensation that the sound is emanating from the piano itself
even when using headphones.
Matching the Pitch with Other Instruments
Master Tuning (*1)
When playing ensemble with other instruments and in other such instances, you can match the standard pitch to another instrument.
The standard pitch generally refers to the pitch of the note that’s played when you inger the middle A key. For a cleaner ensemble
sound while performing with one or more other instruments, ensure that each instrument’s standard pitch is in tune
with that of the other instruments.
Changing the Tuning Method
You can play classical styles such as Baroque using historic temperaments (tuning methods).
Temperament (*1)
Most modern songs are composed for and played in equal temperament, the most common tuning in use today. But at one time,
there were a wide variety of other tuning systems in existence.
By playing in the temperament that was in use when a composition was created, you
can experience the sonorities of chords originally intended for that song.
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Temperaments” (p. 49).
Specifying a Song’s Tonic
Temperament Key (*1)
When playing with tuning other than equal temperament, you need to specify the temperament key for tuning the song to be
performed (that is, the note that corresponds to “Do” for a major key or to “La” for a minor key).
If you choose an equal temperament, there’s no need to select a temperament key.
Display
Turning On/Of the Display
You can turn on/of the HPi-50e’s display.
Adjusting the Display’s Brightness
Display Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the HPi-50e’s display.
MEMO
Input Volume
This setting is automatically saved in the HPi-50e.
Adjusting the Volume of an Audio Playback Device
You can adjust the volume of an audio playback device that’s connected to the Input jack.
54
For details of the procedure on setting
up the Function mode, refer to p. 54.
Explanation
Playing Back an Audio File with Its Central Sound Minimized
You can minimize the playback of sounds located in the center of the sound ield (e.g., vocals or melody instruments) of the selected
audio ile or music from a digital audio player connected to the Input jack.
Center Cancel
Operation Guide
Indication
Various Settings
* For some songs, sounds located in the center might not disappear completely, or the tone quality of the sound might be afected.
MEMO
You can also turn the Center Cancel function on/of by pressing the [Right] button.
Before You Play
Transposing an Audio File (Audio Transpose)
Audio Transpose
The selected audio ile and the sound of a digital audio player connected to the Input jack can both be transposed for playback.
* For some songs, an audio transpose setting other than 0 may afect the tone quality of the sound.
MEMO
You can also change this setting by holding down the [Transpose] button and using the cursor [
][
] buttons.
Octave Shift
Performing
Changing the Pitch of the Tone in Octave Steps
You can change the pitch of the Tone 2 in Dual Play (p. 21) and Lower tone in Split Play (p. 22) an octave at a time.
Altering the pitch in one-octave units in this way is called “Octave Shift.”
For example, you can raise the pitch of the Lower Tone to the same pitch of the Upper Tone in Split Play.
Selecting the Format for Recording
Lessons
You can choose whether to record as SMF or as audio.
Recording Mode
MEMO
You can also switch the recording mode by holding down the [
] (Rec) button and using the [
][
] buttons.
SMF
SMF parts will be recorded separately. This allows you to re-record just a single part, or to overdub diferent
parts.
Audio
The recording will be made as audio data. The recorded song can be used in your computer.
Mix Recording
Practicing
Choosing the Recording Method for Overdub-Recording
You can choose how the previously recorded performance will be handled when you overdub.
Of
The previously recorded performance will be erased as the new performance is recorded (Replace Recording).
On
The previously recorded performance will be kept, and the new performance will be added to it (Mix
Recording).
Here’s how to rename a song you’ve saved.
Copy Song
REFERENCE
Recording
Save Song
For details, refer to “Saving a Song” (p. 38).
Copying a Saved Song
A song you’ve saved to Favorite can be copied to a USB lash drive. Alternatively, a song saved to a USB lash drive can be copied to
Favorite.
Piano Designer
Delete Song
Deleting a Saved Song
You can delete a saved song from Favorite or a USB lash drive.
Initializing the Memory
You can delete all songs from Favorite or a separately sold USB lash drive.
Functions
Format Media
NOTE
• Once an initialization is performed, all songs that have been saved in Favorite (internal memory) or USB lash drive will be erased.
The erased data cannot be recovered, so we recommend that you check the contents of memory before you proceed.
• If you’re using new USB lash drive (sold separately) with the HPi-50e for the irst time, you’ll need to initialize (format) the USB lash
drive before using it. The HPi-50e can’t use USB lash drive that has not been initialized.
Right Pedal
(*1)
When you press the damper pedal during Dual play or Split play, the pedal efect is normally applied to both tones, but you can also
select the tone to which the efect is to be applied.
Right & Left
All enabled
Right
Applied only to the Tone 1 (in dual mode)/Right-hand Tone (in split mode)
Left
Applied only to the Tone 2 (in dual mode)/Left-hand Tone (in split mode)
Settings
Changing How the Pedal Efects Are Applied
Appendix
MEMO
(*1) This parameter can be saved by the “Memory Backup” operation (p. 12).
55
For details of the procedure on setting
up the Function mode, refer to p. 54
Various Settings
Indication
Explanation
Changing How the Pedals Work (Center Pedal)
When you turn on the power, the center pedal functions as the sostenuto pedal (p. 16).
You can change the function of the pedal to a variety of other operations.
Center Pedal
Sostenuto
Sets function to sostenuto pedal.
Play/Stop
The pedal will have the same function as the [
Tap Tempo
The tempo can be speciied by pressing the pedal twice at the desired timing.
Page Fwd
Pressing the pedal will advance you to the next page of notation.
Layer
Octave
Fill In
] (Play/Stop) button.
Pressing the pedal will layer on Tone 2, used for Dual play.
* The Layer function can be applied only when using Dual play.
Pressing the pedal will layer on a sound one octave higher.
* The Octave function cannot be applied while using Twin Piano, Dual play, or Split play.
Pressing the pedal will add a ill-in to the rhythm performance.
* This will work only while rhythm is playing.
Pressing the pedal will cause the lowest note of the chord you press during rhythm performance to be
sounded.
Leading Bass
Normally, the root of the chord you press will be sounded.
* This will work only while rhythm is playing.
Changing How the Pedals Work (Left Pedal)
When you turn on the power, the left pedal functions as the soft pedal (p. 16).
You can change the function of the pedal to a variety of other operations.
Left Pedal
Soft
Sets function to soft pedal.
Play/Stop
The pedal will have the same function as the [
Tap Tempo
The tempo can be speciied by pressing the pedal twice at the desired timing.
Page BWD
Pressing the pedal will return you to the previous page of notation.
Layer
Octave
Fill In
] (Play/Stop) button.
Pressing the pedal will layer on Tone 2, used for Dual play.
* The Layer function can be applied only when using Dual play.
Pressing the pedal will layer on a sound one octave higher.
* The Octave function cannot be applied while using Twin Piano, Dual play, or Split play.
Pressing the pedal will add a ill-in to the rhythm performance.
* This will work only while rhythm is playing.
Pressing the pedal will cause the lowest note of the chord you press during rhythm performance to be
sounded.
Leading Bass
Normally, the root of the chord you press will be sounded.
* This will work only while rhythm is playing.
Using a Pedal to Switch User Programs
You can use a pedal to switch sequentially through User Programs.
User Program Pedal Shift
If you’ve saved your User Programs in the order in which you want to select them, you can call up the setup for the next song simply
by pressing a pedal.
* The pedal to which this function is assigned will no longer perform its originally assigned function (p. 51).
Of
The pedal will not switch User Programs.
Left Pedal
The left pedal will switch User Programs.
Center Pedal
The center pedal will switch User Programs.
The current tone button selections and the rhythm settings can be saved as a User Program.
User Program
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Writing a User Program” (p. 51).
You can call up a previously saved User Program.
Load User Program
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Calling Up a User Program” (p. 51).
Forty User Programs stored in the HPi-50e can be saved together as a “User Program Set” to Favorites or to a USB lash drive.
Save User Program
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Managing User Programs” (p. 52).
A user program set saved on a USB lash drive can be copied to Favorites of the HPi-50e.
Copy User Program
Conversely, a user program set saved in Favorites can be copied to a USB lash drive.
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Managing User Programs” (p. 52).
A set of User Programs can be deleted from Favorites or from the USB lash drive.
Delete User Program
56
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Managing User Programs” (p. 52).
For details of the procedure on setting
up the Function mode, refer to p. 54.
Explanation
Piano Setup Import
Piano Setup Export
Operation Guide
Indication
Various Settings
Loading/Saving Piano Setups
The HPi-50e lets you load a piano setup that you’ve saved on a USB lash drive, or save your piano setup to a USB lash drive.
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Loading/Saving Piano Setups” (p. 53).
When you have a MIDI sequencer connected via USB, set this parameter to
Local Of.
Since most sequencers have their Thru function turned on, notes you play
on the keyboard may be sounded in duplicate, or get dropped. To prevent
this, you can enable the “Local Of” setting so that the keyboard and
internal sound generator will be disconnected.
Before You Play
Preventing Doubled Notes When Connected to a Sequencer
Local Control
USB MIDI
In
MIDI
Sequencer
Sound Generator
Local Control
USB MIDI
Out
Performing
Local Control is on.
On
The keyboard and composer are connected to the internal sound generator.
Local Control is of.
Of
The keyboard and composer are disconnected from the internal sound generator. Playing the keyboard will
not produce sound.
Lessons
MIDI Transmit Channel Settings
MIDI Tx Channel (*1)
This setting speciies the MIDI channel on which the HPi-50e will transmit. MIDI uses sixteen “MIDI channels,” which are numbered
1 through 16. By connecting MIDI devices (USB MIDI) and specifying the appropriate MIDI channel for each device, you can play or
select sounds on those devices.
The HPi-50e will receive all sixteen channels (1–16).
Practicing
Changing the USB Driver Settings
Normally, you don’t need to install a driver in order to connect the HPi-50e to your computer.
However, if some problem occurs, or if the performance is poor, using the Roland original driver may solve the
problem.
In this case setting “USB Driver” to “Original” on the HPi-50e, install the driver on your personal computer.
USB Driver
MEMO
Recording
After changing this setting, you need to turn of the HPi-50e, then turn it back on again.
This setting is automatically saved in the HPi-50e.
For details on downloading and installing the Roland original driver, refer to the Roland website.
Piano Designer
Roland website:
http://www.roland.com/
Choose this if you want to use the standard USB driver that was included with your computer.
Generic
Normally, you should use this mode.
Choose this if you want to use a USB driver downloaded from the Roland website.
Original
Changing the USB Flash Drive Setting
In some cases, when USB lash drive is connected to the USB memory port, it may take longer for data to be loaded, or data may fail to
be loaded successfully. If this occurs, you may be able to solve the problem by changing the USB Memory Mode setting.
When the unit left the factory, this was set to “Mode 2” Normally, there is no need to make this setting.
MEMO
This setting is automatically saved in the HPi-50e.
Functions
USB Memory Mode
Controlling Video Equipment
Visual Control Mode
For details, refer to “What is MIDI Visual Control?” (p. 58) and “What is V-LINK?” (p. 58).
Of
Visual Control is of.
MIDI VISUAL
CONTROL
MIDI Visual Control mode is selected.
V-LINK
V-LINK mode is selected.
(*1) This parameter can be saved by the “Memory Backup” operation (p. 12).
Appendix
MEMO
REFERENCE
Settings
Visual Control is a function that lets you control images along with your performance. If you’ve set Visual Control mode to MIDI VISUAL
CONTROL or V-LINK, playing the keyboard of HPi-50e will control the images produced by the Visual Control device connected to
HPi-50e using a USB cable.
57
For details of the procedure on setting
up the Function mode, refer to p. 54
Various Settings
Indication
Explanation
Visual Control Tx Channel
Specifying the Visual Control Channel
Here’s how to specify the channel on which messages used to control video will be sent.
Specifying the Maximum Volume
Volume Limit (*1)
You can specify the maximum volume setting. This will prevent undesirably high volumes even if the [Volume] slider are operated
unintentionally.
20, 40, 60 ,80, 100
Specifying the Screen Display Language
Language
You can change the language that’s displayed in the screen.
English, Français, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish, Nederland,
(Japanese)
With the factory settings, the unit’s power will automatically be switched of 30 minutes after you stop playing or operating the unit.
If you don’t want the power to turn of automatically, change the “Auto Of” setting to “Of” as follows.
Auto Of
MEMO This setting is automatically saved in the HPi-50e. For details, refer to “Making the Power Automatically Turn Of After a
Time ( Auto Of )” (p. 52).
By inserting the wireless USB Adapter (WNA1100-RL; sold separately) into the HPi-50e’s USB memory port, you’ll be able to use wirelesscompatible applications (such as the “Piano Partner” iPad app).
Wireless
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “About the Wireless LAN Function” (p. 59).
The HPi-50e’s settings will return to their default settings when you turn of the power, but you can store these settings so that they will
retain the changes you made even after the power is turned of, then on again.
Memory Backup
REFERENCE
For details, refer to “Storing Your Settings (memory backup)” (p. 12).
Restoring the Factory Settings
When you execute the “Factory Reset” function, the settings you’ve edited in Function mode will be restored to their factory-set state.
Factory Reset
NOTE
When you execute “Factory Reset,” all stored settings will be erased and returned to the factory settings.
MEMO
This function will not erase the songs from Favorite (internal memory) or USB lash drive (sold separately).
If you want to erase Favorite or USB lash drive, “Initializing the Memory” (p. 55).
What is MIDI Visual Control?
MIDI Visual Control is an internationally-used recommended practice that was added to the MIDI speciication so that visual
expression could be linked with musical performance. Video equipment that is compatible with MIDI Visual Control can be
connected to electronic musical instruments via MIDI in order to control video equipment in tandem with a performance.
What is V-LINK?
V-LINK is Roland’s proprietary speciication that allows visual expression to be linked with musical performance.
Video equipment that is compatible with V-LINK can be connected to electronic musical instruments, making it easy
to enjoy a variety of visual efects that are linked with the performance.
Connection examples
Connect a USB cable from this unit’s USB port (p. 17) to the USB port of your Visual Control compatible device.
* You’ll need a commercially available USB cable in order to connect this unit to a device that supports Visual Control.
Visual control function chart
Playing the lowest 12 keys of this unit (A0–G#1) will transmit the following MIDI messages.
Visual Control
function
Switch images
58
MEMO
Transmitted MIDI message
HPi-50e’s
operation
CC 0 (Bank Select): 0–4
Play black keys
Program Change: 1–7
Play white keys
(*1) This parameter can be saved by the “Memory Backup” operation (p. 12).
&& About the Wireless LAN Function
By inserting the wireless USB Adapter (WNA1100-RL; sold separately)
into the HPi-50e’s USB memory port, you’ll be able to use wirelesscompatible applications (such as the “Piano Partner” iPad app).
iPad etc.
Wireless LAN access point
(e.g., wireless LAN router)
3.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Wireless,” and
press the cursor [ ] button.
4.
Press the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the “Connect
By WPS,” then press the [ ] button.
“Press the WPS button on your Wireless Access Point. Then push
[Circle] to setup connection,” will appear.
HPi-50e
For details on WPS operation of your wireless LAN access point,
refer to the documentation for your wireless LAN access point.
Wireless USB Adapter (sold
separately: WNA1100-RL)
Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN
Perform the WPS operation on your wireless LAN access
point (e.g., press the WPS button on your wireless LAN
access point).
6.
Press the [
] button of the HPi-50e.
Performing
Once successfully connected, “Completed” will appear.
Press the [×] button to return to the wireless screen.
7.
Items required to use the wireless LAN
function
F Wireless LAN access point (e.g., wireless LAN router) *1 *2 *3
F iPad etc.
*2 The ability to connect with all kinds of wireless LAN access
points is not guaranteed.
*3 If you’re unable to connect to the wireless LAN access point, try
connecting using Ad-Hoc mode (p. 61).
• The connection data is stored in memory when you perform
the WPS procedure; the device will automatically connect to the
wireless network the next time.
• All connection data will be erased if you perform a factory reset.
Icons in the display
The status of the wireless LAN will be indicated in the upperleft part of the display.
Icon
Explanation
Currently connected to the wireless LAN access
point. Three bars are used to indicate the signal
level (the strength of the connected wireless LAN
access point’s radio signal).
The wireless USB adapter is inserted, but not
connected with a wireless LAN access point.
Piano Designer
Basic Connection Method (Connect
by WPS)
MEMO
Recording
*4 In some countries, the Wireless USB Adapter is not sold due to
regulations concerning radio-frequency equipment.
For information on whether the Wireless USB Adapter can be
used in your country, please contact the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” page.
NOTE
* The device (e.g., iPad) running the app must be connected to
the same network.
Practicing
*1 The wireless LAN access point you use must support WPS. If
your wireless LAN access point does not support WPS, you can
connect using the procedure described in “Connecting to a
Wireless LAN Access Point That You Select (Select AP)” (p. 60).
Press the [Key Touch] or [Transpose] button to exit
Function mode.
Lessons
F Wireless USB Adapter (sold separately: WNA1100-RL) *4
Before You Play
5.
Operation Guide
What Is Wireless LAN Function?
The wireless USB adapter is not inserted (nothing
is displayed).
Ad-Hoc mode (p. 61).
Functions
The irst time you connect the HPi-50e to a wireless network, you’ll
need to perform the following procedure (WPS) to join the wireless
network.
This procedure is required only the irst time. (Once you’ve joined
the network, this procedure will no longer be necessary.)
What is WPS?
Insert the wireless USB Adapter (WNA1100-RL; sold
separately) into the HPi-50e’s USB memory port.
2.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
Appendix
1.
Settings
This is a standard that makes it easy to make security
settings when connecting to a wireless LAN access point.
We recommend that you use WPS when connecting to a
wireless LAN access point.
The “Function” screen will appear.
59
About the Wireless LAN Function
Wireless LAN Function Settings
You can view or edit the wireless settings.
Connecting to a Wireless LAN Access
Point That You Select (Select AP)
This method lets you connect by choosing a wireless LAN access
point from the list that is displayed.
Basic Operation
1.
While holding down the [Key Touch] button, press the
[Transpose] button.
2.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Wireless,” and
press the cursor [ ] button.
3.
Press the cursor [ ] [
press the [ ] button.
Menu
* Wireless standards 802.11g/n (2.4 GHz) and authentication
methods WPA/WPA2 are supported.
1.
The Select Access Point screen will appear.
• An “*” symbol is shown for the currently-connected wireless LAN
access point.
] buttons to select menu, then
2.
Explanation
Connect By WPS Connection will be made using WPS.
Select Access
Point
Connection will be made to the wireless LAN device you
specify.
Option
Make settings for Wireless ID or Ad-Hoc mode (p. 61).
Choose “Wireless” g “Select Access Point,” and press the
[ ] button.
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the wireless
LAN system to which you want to connect, and press the
[ ] button.
• You will be connected to the selected wireless LAN access point.
• If you’re using this wireless LAN access point for the irst time,
you’ll proceed to the authorization (Passphrase) screen.
• If this is a wireless LAN access point to which you have
connected in the past, just press the [ ] button and you’ll
be connected. Once successfully connected, “Completed” will
appear.
In the explanations that follow, procedures will be indicated
using arrows, like this: “Wireless” g “Connect By WPS.”
Press [×] button to return to the wireless screen.
Status Indication
Once you’re in the wireless screen, the status will be displayed,
allowing you to conirm the details concerning the wireless LAN.
Display
Access Point
Now Connecting
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the position at which
you want to specify a character. Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons
to change the character.
The identiier (name) of the connected wireless LAN
access point is shown.
A connection with the wireless LAN access point is
being established.
The wireless USB adapter is inserted, but not
connected to a wireless LAN access point.
Not Available
The wireless USB adapter is not inserted.
The Ad-Hoc SSID, Ad-Hoc key, and IP address will be
displayed.
For details, refer to “Connecting in Ad-Hoc mode”
(p. 61).
Enter the security code (passphrase) of your wireless LAN
access point, and press the [ ] button.
How to enter characters
Currently connected to the wireless LAN access
point.
Ad-Hoc mode (p. 61).
60
3.
Explanation
Not Connected
Ad-Hoc SSID
Passphrase screen
* You cannot enter a space at the end of the passphrase.
When connection has succeeded, the screen will indicate
“Connected.” Press the [×] button to return to the wireless screen.
4.
Press the [Key Touch] or [Transpose] button to exit
Function mode.
About the Wireless LAN Function
Make settings for Wireless ID or Ad-Hoc mode.
1.
2.
Select “Wireless” g “Option.”
Parameter
] buttons to edit the value of the
3.
4.
When Ad-Hoc mode is selected, the Ad-Hoc SSID (HPi-50),
Ad-Hoc key (a ive-character text string), and IP address
will be displayed.
MEMO
Speciies the inal digits of the HPi-50e’s device name
and Ad-Hoc SSID (HPi-50) that will be shown as the
instrument in the wirelessly connected app.
• The Ad-Hoc SSID (HPi-50) will be the value that you speciied in
the option screen “Wireless ID” setting.
Normally, you should specify “0,” but if you have more
than one of the same instrument, you can set the Wireless
ID in the range of 1–99 to change the device name and
Ad-Hoc SSID for each instrument, as follows.
• The Ad-Hoc SSID and the Ad-Hoc key can also be veriied in the
status screen.
5.
If Wireless ID=1, “HPi-50_1”
:
Turns Ad-Hoc mode on/of.
Speciies the channel (1–11) for Ad-Hoc mode.
Normally, you won’t need to change the channel.
Try changing the channel only if you have problems
connecting.
Here’s how to connect in Ad-Hoc mode.
For details on how to connect to a wireless LAN from an iPad or
other device, refer to the owner’s manual of that device.
6.
Press the [Key Touch] or [Transpose] button to exit
Function mode.
7.
When you have inished the Ad-Hoc mode connection,
restore the iPad settings in [Settings] g [Wi-Fi] g [Choose
a Network] to their previous state.
Practicing
Connecting in Ad-Hoc mode
On the iPad or other wireless device that you want to
connect, select the Ad-Hoc SSID shown in the above
screen to make the connection. (For example, on an iPad,
choose [Settings] g [Wi-Fi] g [Choose a Network] to
select the above Ad-Hoc SSID (HPi-50). A password entry
screen will appear; enter the above Ad-Hoc key.)
Lessons
If Wireless ID=99, “HPi-50_99”
Ad-Hoc
Ch.
Press the [×] button to return to the wireless screen.
Explanation
If Wireless ID=0, “HPi-50” (default value)
Ad-Hoc Mode
] button.
Performing
Wireless ID
][
Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select “Ad-Hoc Mode,”
and press the cursor [ ] button to turn Ad-Hoc mode
“ON.”
* If you want to turn it of, press the cursor [
Press the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons to select the parameter
that you want to change.
Press the cursor [
setting.
Select “Wireless” g “Option.”
Before You Play
3.
1.
2.
Operation Guide
Other Settings (Option)
What is Ad-Hoc mode?
Recording
Ad-Hoc mode lets you connect the HPi-50e directly to an iPad or
other wireless device without using a wireless LAN access point.
This is a convenient way to use the HPi-50e with an iPad or other
wireless device if you’re in a location where the wireless LAN
access point you normally use is unavailable, such as when you’re
away from home.
Piano Designer
HPi-50e
iPad etc.
Wireless USB Adapter (sold
separately: WNA1100-RL)
Wireless LAN
Functions
Limitations
Settings
The iPad or other wireless device connected in Ad-Hoc mode
will be unable to communicate with the Internet or with another
wireless device. However, an iPad or other wireless device that
has cellular capability will be able to connect to the Internet via
the cellular connection.
Please be aware that if you use a cellular connection for Internet
connectivity, you may incur costs depending on your rate plan.
Appendix
61
&& Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Action
The unit uses a hammer action keyboard in order to simulate an acoustic piano’s playing touch as realistically as possible. For this reason,
Even though you’re using headphones you’ll hear the hammers thump when you play the keyboard, just as you would when playing an acoustic piano.
and the sound is muted, a thumping
Since this unit allows you to adjust its volume, you might notice the sound of the hammers in certain situations, but this does not
sound is heard when you play the
indicate a malfunction. If vibration transmitted to the loor or walls is a concern, you may be able to minimize the vibration by moving
keyboard
the piano away from the wall, or by laying down a commercially available anti-vibration mat designed for use with pianos.
Power turns of on its own
When 30 minutes have elapsed since you last played or operated this unit, the power will turn of automatically. (This is the factory
setting).
Page
–
p. 52
If you don’t need the power to turn of automatically, turn the “Auto Of” setting “OFF.”
Is the AC adaptor connected correctly?
Power does not turn on
Could you have turned the power on again immediately after turning the power of?
Allow an interval of at least ive seconds before turning the power on again.
Screen display is irregular when power Since the unit uses a liquid-crystal display, you may ind that it is unable to display letters or other things in environments where
is turned on/of
temperatures go below 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit).
Is the pedal connected correctly?
Plug the cable irmly into the pedal connector.
If you disconnect the pedal cord from the unit while the power is on, the pedal efect may remain “stuck” in the On condition.
You must power-of the unit before connecting or disconnecting the pedal cord.
Could you have changed how the pedal efect is applied?
Pedal does not work, or is “stuck”
If the damper pedal part is set to “R,” the pedal will apply only to the right tone; if it is set to “L,” the pedal will apply only to the left tone.
p. 72
–
–
p. 72
p. 72
p. 55
Could Twin Piano be turned on?
If Twin Piano is on, the right pedal will afect only the right-hand keyboard zone and the left pedal will afect only the left-hand keyboard
zone.
Could you have changed the function of the pedal?
If you’ve reassigned the function of the center pedal, this pedal will not operate as the sostenuto pedal.
Are you using (optional) Roland USB lash drive?
Unable to read from/write to USB
lash drive
“Buzz” is heard from external devices
The volume level of the instrument
connected to Input jack is too low.
Reliable performance cannot be guaranteed if you use non-Roland USB lash drive products.
If you are unable to read or write USB lash drive successfully, change the USB memory mode.
Are the external devices connected to more than one AC power outlet?
If you connect external devices, be sure to connect them to the same AC outlet.
p. 26
p. 51
–
p. 57
–
Could the Input volume be set to “0”?
p. 54
Raise the volume of the connected device.
–
Could you be using a connection cable that contains a resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
–
No sound
Could the unit’s volume or the volume of the connected equipment be turned down?
p. 19
Could headphones be connected?
Could there be a plug inserted in a headphone jack?
p. 17
The speakers will not produce sound if headphones or plug are connected to the headphone jacks.
No sound
Has Local Control been set to “OFF”?
When Local Control is set to “OFF,” no sound is produced by playing the keyboard. Set Local Control to “ON.”
p. 57
Could Twin Piano mode be set to “2”?
If headphones are connected when Twin Piano is ON and the mode is set to “2,” notes played in the left-hand keyboard zone will not
be heard from the headphones connected to the right Phones jack. Similarly, notes played in the right-hand keyboard zone will not be
heard from the headphones connected to the left Phones jack.
No sound when you play back a song
No sound from the left most notes of
the keyboard
Has Local Control been set to “OFF”?
When Local Control is set to “OFF,” no sound is produced by playing the song. Set Local Control to “ON.”
p. 26
p. 57
Could the Visual Control mode be set to “MIDI VISUAL CONTROL” or” VLNK”?
If the Visual Control mode is set to “MIDI VISUAL CONTROL” or “VLNK,” the lowest 12 keys of the keyboard (A0–G#1) are used to control
images; they will not produce sound.
p. 57
Notes don’t sound right
p. 27,
Could you have made Transpose settings?
p. 45,
p. 55
Pitch of the keyboard or song is
incorrect
Is the Master Tune setting appropriate?
p. 54
Is the setting for the Temperament correct?
p. 54
If stretch tuning is “ON,” the piano will be tuned in a unique way; notes in the piano’s upper range will be tuned slightly sharper, while
notes in the lower range will be tuned slightly lower. For this reason, certain pitches may seem to be of, but this is actually the way that
an acoustic piano should sound.
p. 49
The maximum simultaneous polyphony is 128 voices. If you are playing along with a song and making heavy use of the damper pedal,
Not all the notes you play are sounded the number of notes the unit is attempting to produce may exceed the maximum polyphony, meaning that some of the notes will drop
out.
Sounds are heard twice (doubled)
when the keyboard is played
Efect does not apply
Reverberation remains even if You
defeat the Ambience efect
The sound of the higher notes
suddenly changes from a certain key
62
Is the unit in Dual play?
–
p. 21
When the unit is connected to an external sequencer, set the Local Control to of. Alternatively, the sequencer could be set so its Soft Thru
p. 57
feature is Of.
When you are using Dual play or Split play, and diferent efects are speciied for the two selected tones, the efect will not be applied to
Tone 2 (when using Dual play) or the left-hand tone (when using Split play).
The unit’s piano sound faithfully simulates the depth and resonance of an acoustic piano, and this may give the impression of reverberation even if you’ve defeated the Ambience efect.
–
p. 48
Also, you may be able to eliminate some reverberation by reducing the value set for “Cabinet Resonance.”
On an acoustic piano, the approximately one and a half octaves of notes at the top of the keyboard will continue sounding regardless of
the damper pedal. These notes also have a somewhat diferent tonal character. The unit faithfully simulate this characteristic of acoustic
pianos. On the unit, the range that is unafected by the damper pedal will change according to the key transpose setting.
–
Troubleshooting
Cause/Action
Page
Operation Guide
Problem
If you hear this in headphones:
Piano sounds that have a brilliant and crisp character contain substantial a metallic ringing has been added. This is because the character
of malfunction.
This sound can be adjusted by modifying the following settings.
High-pitched ringing is heard
• String Resonance (p. 48)
• Ambience (p. 24)
–
Before You Play
• Duplex Scale (p. 48)
If you don’t hear this in headphones:
It is likely that there is some other reason (such as resonances within the unit). Please contact your dealer or a nearby Roland service
center.
If you set the volume to the maximum setting, the sound may be distorted depending on how you perform.
If this occurs, turn down the volume.
p. 19
If you don’t hear this in headphones:
• Locate the speakers 10–15 cm (4–6 inch) away from walls or other surfaces.
Performing
Low notes sound wrong, or are buzzy
Performing at high volumes may cause the speakers or objects near the unit to resonate. Fluorescent lights or glass doors may also
resonate sympathetically. In particular, this is more likely to occur for lower notes and higher volumes. You can take the following
measures to minimize resonances.
–
• Keep the volume down.
• Move away from the objects that are resonating.
If you hear this in headphones:
It is likely that there is some other reason. Please contact your dealer or a nearby Roland service center.
Song does not play correctly
Sound is heard from a muted part
Song volume is low / Volume difers
between recording and playback
Could a part be muted?
If the button indicator is out, the music on that part is not heard. Press the part button so the indicator is illuminated.
Could the part mute volume be set to other than “0”?
If you set this to “0,” the sound of a muted part will be completely inaudible.
Could the Song Balance volume be lowered?
p. 34
Lessons
Only the sound of a particular
instrument in a song does not play
p. 34
p. 33
Could the Audio iles of the format be played?
Audio iles of the following format can be played back.
• File extension “.WAV”
–
Practicing
Can’t play back a song saved in USB
lash drive
• 16-bit linear
• “44.1 kHz” sampling rate
Is the ilename extension “.MID”?
Files with other ilename extensions cannot be handled as song data.
Song tempo becomes unstable
When playing a song from USB lash drive, the tempo may become unstable if there is an excessive amount of performance data.
–
The song name will not be shown if the song information in the ile is empty or consists only of spaces.
–
Is the ilename extension “.MID”?
Files with other ilename extensions cannot be handled as song data.
Recording
Song name in USB lash drive is not
shown
–
–
Can’t record / play back
Can’t record audio
Tone quality of the piano sound
changes when you record a
performance as audio
Such efects are produced when you play something on the keyboard, or when you play back a song that’s been recorded as an SMF.
However, when you make an audio recording, the song will consist of two channels (stereo), and such efects cannot be reproduced.
–
–
Piano Designer
The recorded performance
disappeared
Is a USB lash drive connected to the USB memory port?
Thanks to its multiple number of speakers, each of which can be used to play a diferent portion of the overall sound, the unit is capable
of producing piano sounds that possess great depth and seem to have three-dimensional presence.
Your recorded performance will disappear if you switch of the unit’s power or select a song.
There is no way to recover the lost performance. Before you turn of the power, save your recorded performance in the internal memory
or the USB lash drive.
–
Problems when connecting to a wireless LAN
• Check that your wireless LAN access point supports the WPS standard.
If your wireless LAN access point does not support WPS, connect using the procedure described in “Connecting to a Wireless LAN
Access Point That You Select (Select AP)” (p. 60).
• The HPi-50e does not support the 802.11a and 802.11b wireless standards. Please use 802.11g or 802.11n (both at 2.4 GHz).
Functions
• WEP authentication is not supported. Please use WPA or WPA2 authentication.
• Be sure that your wireless LAN access point is set to use DHCP.
Cannot connect to wireless LAN
• If the HPi-50e cannot connect to a wireless LAN access point that it previously could connect to, make sure the “Connecting in Ad-Hoc
mode” (p. 61) setting is set to “OFF.”
p. 59
• You may not be able to connect to the wireless network depending on the condition of the wireless signal. In this case, refer to the
procedure described in “About the Wireless LAN Function” (p. 59) and try selecting and connecting to the wireless LAN access point
again.
“Error : 46” appears on the display and
the HPi-50e cannot connect to the
wireless LAN access point
The access point is not supported. Please use WPA or WPA2 authentication.
Settings
• The HPi-50e remembers a limited amount of information about network connections. Once the limit is reached, data from new
connections may overwrite older data.
All connection data will be erased if you perform a factory reset.
If network connection information is erased, repeat the connection procedure and connect again.
p. 59
Wireless communications may be unstable if the condition of the wireless signal is poor.
If the wireless communications are unstable, responsiveness may deteriorate and audio drop-outs may occur.
The following may solve the trouble.
Appendix
Connection is unstable
p. 59
• Move the HPi-50e and the wireless LAN access point closer to each other.
• Change the channel setting on the wireless LAN access point.
63
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Action
Page
• Is the HPi-50e turned on?
The HPi-50e does not appear among
the instruments connected to your
application (such as Piano Partner for
iPhone)
• Is a wireless USB adapter (WNA1100-RL) connected to the HPi-50e’s USB Memory port?
• Is the HPi-50e connected to the wireless LAN?
• Are the HPi-50e and the iPhone connected to the same network (i.e., the same wireless LAN access point)?
p. 59
• Is the wireless LAN access point set to allow communication among the devices connected to it?
Refer to the wireless LAN’s documentation for information about the relevant settings.
• Is the wireless LAN access point connected to the Internet?
The iPhone cannot connect to the
Internet
• Could you be connected in Ad-Hoc mode?
The iPhone or other wireless device connected in Ad-Hoc mode will be unable to communicate with the Internet or with another
wireless device. However, an iPhone or other wireless device that has cellular capability will be able to connect to the Internet via the
cellular connection. Please be aware that if you use a cellular connection for Internet connectivity, you may incur costs depending on
your rate plan.
Limitations regarding audio iles
• Ambience will not be applied to audio iles (p. 24).
• Audio data cannot be saved in the HPi-50e’s internal memory. In order to record audio, you must connect a USB lash drive (sold separately) (p. 17).
• The part mute function cannot be used for audio ile playback (p. 34).
• Audio iles cannot be copied.
&& Error Messages
Indication
Meaning
You can only read the music ile.
Error 1
It can not be saved.
An error occurred during writing. The external media may be corrupted.
Insert other external media and try again. Alternatively, you can initialize the external media.
Error 2
The external media’s protect tab may be in the “Protect” (writing prohibited) position may not yet be initialized.
Error 10
Error 11
Error 14
Error 15
Error 16
Error 18
Error 30
Error 40
Error 43
Error 46
Error 51
Error 65
No external media is inserted.
Insert the external media and try again.
There is not suicient free memory in the save destination.
Either insert other external media or delete unneeded iles and try again.
An error occurred during reading. The external media may be corrupted.
Insert other external media and try again. Alternatively, you can initialize the external media.
The ile is unreadable. The data format is not compatible with the unit.
Data was not called up in time for playback of the song.
After waiting several seconds, you may be able to play back the song by pressing the [
Please use 44.1 kHz 16-bit linear WAV format audio iles.
The internal memory capacity of the unit is full.
The HPi-50e cannot deal with the excessive MIDI data sent from the USB MIDI.
Reduce the amount of MIDI data sent to the HPi-50e.
A MIDI transmission error has occurred.
Check the connected USB MIDI device.
This access point is not compatible.
Use WPA/WPA2 authentication methods.
There may be a problem with the system. Repeat the procedure from the beginning.
If it is not solved after you have tried several times, contact the Roland service center.
The USB lash drive connector was subjected to excessive current.
Make sure that there is no problem with the external media, then turn the power of, then on again.
* External media: USB lash drive
64
] (Play/Stop) button again.
This audio format is not supported.
p. 59
&& Tone List
No.
E. Piano
Tone name
Explanation
1
ConcertPiano
This is the sound of a splendid concert grand piano. It is the
most highly recommended piano tone, and can be used for
any musical style.
2
UprightPiano
The sound of an upright piano. The sound will feel closer
to you.
Tone name
Explanation
1
Tremolo EP
This is the sound of an electric piano with a tremolo efect
applied. Since the speed of the tremolo will change according to the tempo, it will match the feel of your song.
2
E.Grand
This is the sound of an electric piano with a sound-producing
mechanism similar to that of an acoustic piano. It has a
strong attack with a somewhat diferent character than a
conventional electric piano.
3
Pop E.Piano
This is a distinctively sharp sound with a clear metallic attack,
particularly good for fusion styles.
4
Vintage EP
This is a classic electric piano sound that can be used with
any musical style.
5
Clav.
This is the sound of an electric clavichord, ideal for percussive
playing, and particularly good for funk.
This is a charming sound that layers a synth bell with
ConcertPiano.
4
Piano + Str.
This sound layers strings with ConcertPiano.
5
RagtimePiano
This is a honky-tonk piano sound, ideal for playing ragtime.
6
Bright Piano
This is the sound of a bright grand piano, ideal when you
want the piano to stand out in an ensemble.
7
Piano+Choir
This sound layers a choir with ConcertPiano.
8
Harpsichord
This is the delicate sound of a keyboard instrument widely
used in Baroque music.
6
FM E.Piano
This is the sound of an FM electric piano reminiscent of the
1980s. It is especially good for ballades.
9
MellowUprght
A mellow upright piano sound.
7
Stage Phaser
This is the sound of an electric piano with a phaser efect
applied.
Fortepiano
This is the sound of an early piano, with a somewhat diferent
timbre than a modern piano.
8
'60s E.Piano
This is the sound of an electric piano that used vibrating
reeds to produce sound, distinctive for its mellow tone. It is
ideal for classic pop and rock songs of the past.
9
EP Belle
This is a sparkling electric piano sound. It is recommended
for playing melody lines or memorable phrases.
10
'70s E.Piano
This is the sound of an electric piano that produced sound
by striking metal bars with hammers. It has a distinctively
hard sound.
10
BalladePiano
This is a mellow grand piano sound, suitable for relaxed
songs.
12
Piano + Pad
This sound layers a pad with ConcertPiano.
13
Mellow Forte
This is a mellow fortepiano sound.
14
Harpsi 8'+4'
This sound layers a harpsichord with a sound one octave
higher.
15
BrightUprght
A brilliant upright piano sound.
16
Dolcechord
This is a fantasy-like sound that can be heard either as a
piano or as a harpsichord.
17
Pure Piano
This is a grand piano sound with a clear and transparent
tone. When using headphones, it will sound the same as
ConcertPiano.
18
Rock Piano
This is a strong and robust piano sound, ideal for
boogie-woogie.
19
Bright Forte
This is a brilliant fortepiano sound.
Practicing
11
Recording
Strings/Other
No.
Tone name
Vibraphone
No.
Tone name
Organ
Tone name
No.
8
Female Aahs
Drums
Tone name
Thum Voice
1
STANDARD Set
2
ROOM Set
1
Pipe Organ
9
Marimba
2
Nason lt 8'
Pad
3
Celesta
3
Combo Jz.Org
1
Soft Pad
3
POWER Set
4
Mallet Isle
4
Ballad Organ
2
Harpvox
4
ELEC.Set
5
Ballad Bells
5
Accordion
3
Glass Pad
5
ANALOG Set
6
Morning Lite
6
Gospel Spin
4
Lunar Strngs
6
JAZZ Set
Dcy ChoirPad
7
BRUSH Set
8
ORCH.Set
SFX Set
5
8
Light Organ
Guitar/Bass
2
Epic Strings
9
Full Stops
1
Nylon-str.Gt
9
3
Violin
10
Mellow Bars
2
Steel-str.Gt
GM2
4
Rich Strings
11
Lower Organ
3
Jazz Guitar
1~256
5
PizzicatoStr
12
ChurchOrgan2
4
AcousticBass
6
OrchestraStr
13
'60s Organ
5
A.Bass+Cymbl
7
Harp
Voice
6
FingeredBass
8
Orchestra
1
Jazz Scat
Winds
9
Velo Strings
2
SymphonicCho
1
ChamberWinds
10
Cello
3
Beauty Vox
2
Flute
11
DecayStrings
4
Angels Choir
3
OrchestraBrs
5
Male Aahs
4
Alto Sax
6
Aerial Choir
5
BrassSection
7
Decay Choir
6
Tenor Sax
Accompaniment-use GM2
tones
Appendix
ChurchOrgan1
SymphonicStr
Settings
7
1
Functions
Vibraphone
2
Piano Designer
No.
1
Strings
Lessons
MagicalPiano
Performing
3
Before You Play
No.
Operation Guide
Piano
65
&& Internal Song List
No.
No.
Song Title
Masterpiece
56
Alpenglöckchen
Theodor Oesten
1
The Nutcracker “Danse des Mirlitons” Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
57
Menuett G dur
Ludwig van Beethoven
2
The Marriage of Figaro “Overture”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
58
Venezianisches Gondellied
Felix Mendelssohn
3
Sonate No.15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
59
Alpenabendröte
Theodor Oesten
4
Liebesträume 3
Franz Liszt
60
Farewell to the Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
5
Étude, op.10-3
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
61
Brautchor
Wilhelm Richard Wagner
6
Je te veux
Erik Satie
62
Forget-Me-Not
Heinrich Lichner
7
Valse, op.64-1
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
63
Wiener Marsch
Carl Czerny
8
Barcarolle
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
64
Le Coucou
Louis Claude Daquin
Menuett G dur
Johann Sebastian Bach
Zhavoronok
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka,
Arranged by Mily Alexeyevich
Balakirev
65
9
66
Spinnerlied
Albert Ellmenreich
Gavotte
François Joseph Gossec
Composer
Composer
10
Floral Pursuits (*)
Léo Delibes, Arranged by John
Maul
67
68
Heidenröslein
Gustav Lange
11
Sonate für Klavier Nr.23 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
69
Zigeuner Tanz
Heinrich Lichner
12
Sonate für Klavier Nr.23 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
70
La Cinquantaine
Gabriel Marie
13
Sonate für Klavier Nr.23 3
Ludwig van Beethoven
71
Csikos Post
Hermann Necke
14
Valse, op.34-1
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
72
Dolly’s Dreaming Awakening
Theodor Oesten
15
Polonaise op.53
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
73
La Violette
Louis Streabbog
16
Nocturne No.20
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
74
Fröhlicher Landmann
Robert Alexander Schumann
17
Die Forelle
Franz Peter Schubert, Arranged
by Franz Liszt
75
Sonatine op.36-1
Muzio Clementi
18
Relets dans l’Eau
Claude Achille Debussy
76
Sonatine op.20-1
Friedrich Kuhlau
19
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Claude Achille Debussy
77
Sonatine No.5
Ludwig van Beethoven
20
La Campanella
Franz Liszt
78
Trio Grande (*)
John Maul
21
Scherzo No.2
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
79
My Pleasure (*)
Masashi Hirashita
22
Étude, op.10-12
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
80
Late Night Chopin (*)
John Maul
23
Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Claude Achille Debussy
24
Fantaisie-Impromptu
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
25
Arabesque 1
Claude Achille Debussy
• For information concerning the names of the songs in the selection, see
“About the Internal Songs (Selection),” which is provided on separate
sheet.
26
An der schönen, blauen Donau
Johann Strauss, Sohn
Kids
27
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges
Felix Mendelssohn
1
Oh! Susanna
Stephen Collins Foster
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
2
De Camptown Races
Stephen Collins Foster
Traditional American
Selection
28
Mazurka No.5
29
Gymnopédie 1
Erik Satie
3
Red River Valley
30
Étude, op.25-1
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
4
Old Folks at Home
Stephen Collins Foster
31
Clair de Lune
Claude Achille Debussy
5
The Other Day I Met a Bear
Traditional American
32
Étude, op.10-5
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
6
Scarborough Fair
Traditional British
33
Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum
Claude Achille Debussy
7
Old MacDonald Had A Farm
Traditional Children’s Song
34
Grande Valse Brillante
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
8
Mary Had A Little Lamb
E. P. Christy
35
La prière d’une Vierge
Tekla Badarzewska
9
London Bridge
Traditional English
36
Course en Troïka
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
10
Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star
Traditional Children’s Song
37
To The Spring
Edvard Hagerup Grieg
11
Frog Song
Traditional
Puppy’s March
Traditional
38
Valse, op.64-2
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
12
39
Radetzky Marsch
Johann Baptist Strauss
13
Little Fox
Traditional
Robert Alexander Schumann
14
Lightly Row
Traditional
Franz Peter Schubert
15
The Cuckoo
Traditional
Grandfather’s Clock
Henry Work
40
41
66
Song Title
Träumerei
Moments Musicaux 3
42
Prélude, op.28-15
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
16
43
Harmonious Blacksmith
Georg Friedrich Händel
17
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional Christmas Carol
Jingle Bells
James Pierpont
44
Ungarische Tänze 5
Johannes Brahms
18
45
Türkischer Marsch
Ludwig van Beethoven
19
Joy To The World
Lowell Mason
46
Nocturne No.2
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
20
Silent Night, Holy Night
Franz Gruber
47
Frühlingslied
Felix Mendelssohn
Beyer
48
Präludium
Johann Sebastian Bach
1–106
Beyer 1-106
Ferdinand Beyer
49
Jägerlied
Felix Mendelssohn
50
Passepied
Claude Achille Debussy
51
Für Elise
Ludwig van Beethoven
52
Türkischer Marsch
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
53
Ständchen
Franz Peter Schubert
54
Humoreske
Antonín Dvořák
55
Blumenlied
Gustav Lange
Internal Song List
Song Title
Composer
Operation Guide
No.
Burgmüller
Pastoral
4
A Small Gathering
5
Innocence
6
Progress
7
The Clear Stream
8
Gracefulness
9
The Hunt
10
Tender Flower
11
The Young Shepherdess
12
Farewell
13
Consolation
14
Austrian Dance
15
Ballad
16
Sighing
17
The Chatterbox
18
Restlessness
19
Ave Maria
20
Tarantella
21
Angelic Harmony
22
Gondola Song
23
The Return
24
The Swallow
25
The Knight Errant
Friedrich Burgmüller
Practicing
Arabesque
3
Lessons
2
Performing
Openness
Before You Play
1
Czerny 100
1–100
Czerny 100
Carl Czerny
Czerny 30
Carl Czerny
Hanon 1-20
Charles Hanon
Invention
Johann Sebastian Bach
Czerny 30
1–30
1–20
Recording
Hanon
Invention
1–15
Piano Designer
* Use of the internal songs for any purpose other than private, personal enjoyment
without the permission of the copyright holder is forbidden by law.
* No data for the music that is played will be output from MIDI Out connector and
USB Computer port.
* The copyrights to the songs marked by an asterisk “*” are owned by the Roland
Corporation.
Functions
Settings
Appendix
67
&& Chord Fingering List
Major
Major seventh
Seventh
Minor
Minor seventh
Diminished
68
symbol:
Indicates the constituent notes of chords.
symbol:
Chords shown with an “ ” can be played by pressing just the key marked with the “ ”.
&& Settings That Can Be Saved
The following settings are saved as part of a User Program.
Setting item
Page
Song balance
p. 33
Ambience
p. 24
Transpose on/of
p. 27
Ambience/Brilliance
p. 24
Key touch
p. 25
Transpose link
p. 27
* Depending on the setting for Transpose
Link that is in efect at the time loading p. 27
takes place, the keyboard will be set to
keyboard/song.
Twin piano mode
p. 26
Twin Piano on/of
p. 26
Split point
p. 23
Tone (Tone 1)
p. 20
p. 21
Split on/of
p. 22
Metronome volume
p. 30
Split left-hand tone
p. 22
Metronome sound
p. 30
Split point
p. 23
Master tuning
p. 54
Dual on/of
p. 21
Temperament
p. 54
Dual tone (Tone 2)
p. 21
Temperament key
p. 54
Dual balance
p. 21
p. 55
Rotary speed
p. 20
Midi Tx Channel
p. 57
Tempo
p. 30
Visual control Tx channel
p. 58
Center pedal
p. 56
Volume Limit
p. 58
Left pedal
p. 56
Language
p. 58
Style
p. 42
Piano designer parameter
p. 48
Intro
p. 42
Arranger
p. 42
Sync
p. 42
Dual balance
Right pedal
Practicing
Transpose value
Lessons
Page
Performing
Setting item
Before You Play
Although the settings of the HPi-50e will return to their default
values when you turn of the power, the following settings can be
saved by carrying out the “Storing Your Settings (memory backup)”
(p. 12).
Items Saved in a User Program
Operation Guide
Settings That Can Be Saved by
Memory Backup
Recording
Piano Designer
Functions
Settings
Appendix
69
&& Main Speciications
Roland HPi-50e: Digital Piano
Keyboard
Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity
Keyboard Mode
SMF Recorder
88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and
Ebony/Ivory Feel)
Key Touch: 100 types, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: Of, 10 levels
Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable),
Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano
Tracks
3 part
Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Recording Method
Replace, Mix
Control
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding,
Reset, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All
Songs Play, Count-in, Song Balance, AB Repeat
Tempo
Quarter note = 10–500
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Edit
Copy, Insert, Delete, Erase, Part Exchange, Quantize,
Transpose, Note Edit, PC Edit, Notation Mark, Key Signature,
Beat Map
Pedals
Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of
continuous detection)
Pedals
Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
Sound Generator
Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
Audio
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XG Lite
Playback
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Total 350 tones
Piano: 19 tones
E. Piano: 10 tones
Vibraphone: 6 tones
Recording
Tones
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Playback Transpose (with Audio from Input jack): -6–+6 (in
semitones)
Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75–125 %
Control
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding,
Reset, Tempo, All Songs Play, Song Balance, AB Repeat,
Center Cancel (with Audio from Input jack)
Voice: 9 tones
Pad: 5 tones
DigiScore
Guitar/Bass: 6 tones
Score Display
Great Staf, G Clef, F Clef
Winds: 6 tones
Mark
Notation Mark, Pitch Name, Lyrics, Chord, Finger Number
Size
Small (32 measures *), Medium (15 measures *), Large (8
measures *), With note names (2 measures *)
Drums: 9 tones (8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
GM2: 256 tones
Temperament
Keyboard, SMF data, Audio from Input jack
Transpose
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 13 tones
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
* Use default setting.
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning: -50.0–+50.0 cent
Resolution
32nd note, 16th note
Individual Note
Voicing (adjustable
in individual notes)
Note Volume: -50–0
Function
Auto Sync, Keyboard indication
Note Character: -5–+5
Lesson Application
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Key Transpose: -6–+6 (in semitones)
Transpose
Playback Transpose (including audio iles): -6–+6 (in
semitones)
Ambience (0–10)
Music Games
Wonderland, Flash Card, Twin Piano Game, Scroll Game
Music Learning
DoReMi Course, Visual Lesson, Medal Collection, Finger
Training
Music Creation
Rhythm, 16 Part Recorder, Song Edit, Audio Convert
Rhythm
Rhythm
50 rhythms
Control
Start/Stop, Intro/Ending, Sync Start, Fill-in, Leading Bass,
Arranger On/Of, Tempo
Brilliance (0–10)
Only for piano tones (Piano Designer)
Open/close lid (7 levels)
Hammer Response (Of, 10 levels)
Hammer Noise (5 levels)
Damper Noise (Of, 10 levels)
Damper Resonance (Of, 10 levels)
Efects
String Resonance (Of, 10 levels)
Key Of Resonance (Of, 10 levels)
Cabinet Resonance (Of, 10 levels)
Duplex Scale (Of, 10 levels)
Dynamic Harmonic (Of, 10 levels)
Soundboard Behavior (Of, 10 levels)
Only for organ tones
Rotary Speaker Efect (Slow/Fast)
Metronome
Tempo
Quarter note = 10–500
Beat
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Volume
Of, 10 levels
Pattern
11 patterns
Sound
8 types
70
User Program
Preset
Storage Quantity
40 types
Internal memory: Max. 99 sets
External memory: Max. 99 sets
Main Speciications
Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Storage Quantity
Max. 99 songs
Accessories
External Memory
External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Song
Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1), Roland original format
(i-Format), Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Others
Piano Masterpieces: 80 songs
Kids: 20 songs
Bayer: 106 songs
Burgmuller: 25 songs
Options (sold
separately)
Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*2)
Wireless USB Adapter (*2)
Audio Cable
*2 Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by
Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products
are used.
* In the interest of product improvement, the speciications and/
or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior
notice.
Czerny 100: 100 songs
Czerny 30: 30 songs
Performing
Internal Songs
*1 Supplied with the stand.
Before You Play
Save Format
Owner’s manual
Assembly manual (*1)
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Headphone hook
Music rest
Screw set (*1)
Operation Guide
Internal Memory
Hanon: 20 songs
Invention: 15 songs
Display
Graphic color LCD 1,280 x 800 dots (with a music rest)
Lessons
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Language
(French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch only apply to
some messages in the screen)
with Display
Tilt Adjustment: 3 levels
Keyboard Lid
Slide type (with Classic Position)
Other Functions
Wireless Connect (when using optional Wireless USB Adapter)
Panel Lock
Auto Of
V-LINK
MIDI Visual Control
Demo
Score BMP Export
Practicing
Music Rest
DC In jack
Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
Recording
Connectors
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano Individual Mode) x 2:
Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
7Wx2
Piano Designer
109 dB
Volume Level (SPL)
Speakers
* This value was measured according to the method that is
based on Roland’s technical standard.
Cabinet speakers: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
Spatial/Nearield speakers: 5 cm (2 inches) x 2
Efects: Headphones 3D Ambience
Controls
Volume (Slider, with the speaker volume and the
headphones volume automatically select function, with the
volume limit function)
Functions
Headphones
18 W (17–39 W)
Power Consumption
18 W: Average power consumption while piano is played
with volume at center position
17 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up;
nothing being played
39 W: Rated power consumption
Settings
Dimensions (includ- 1,387 (W) x 430 (D) x 1,097(H) mm
ing piano stand)
54-5/8 (W) x 16-15/16 (D) x 43-3/16(H) inches
Weight (including
piano stand)
58 kg
128 lbs
Appendix
71
&& Assembling
• To assure that assembly is carried out properly, make sure to read these instructions before you begin the assembly. Please keep these instructions
close at hand, so you can refer to them whenever you need.
• To move the piano, lift it carefully—all the while keeping it level.
• Be careful not to pinch your hands or drop this unit on your foot during assembly or transport.
• Make sure to enlist the help of at least one other person when assembling this unit and moving it to a diferent location.
• Make sure to keep screws and any other small parts in a safe location that is out of the reach of small children, so such small parts won’t accidentally get swallowed.
• All screws should be tightened provisionally irst, then tightened later. To tighten a screw provisionally, screw it in until about half of its length is no longer visible. Do not use
an electric screwdriver when tightly securing the screws. Otherwise, you risk stripping the threads.
* The screwdriver needed to perform the assembly is not supplied. You’ll need to have ready a Phillips screwdriver that matches the size of the screws.
* After irmly tightening all the screws, place the unit at a location that is level and sure to remain stable. The unit must never be placed on top of deep-pile carpet. Otherwise, you risk
causing damage to the pedals due to instability and unnecessary movement.
* The surface of the piano unit and the stand are very delicate; handle with care to avoid scratching them.
* Do not place the piano unit directly on the loor. Doing so will damage the bottom panel case and the connectors and holders on the bottom of the piano.
Copyright© 2011 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
Parts Check
1
4
1
Side Board (left)
2
Side Board (right)
3
Pedal Board
4
Rear Board
3
2
A
Screw (M5 × 40 mm) x 4
B
Screw (M5 × 20 mm) x 6
C
Screw (M4 × 16 mm) x 2
D
Headphone Hook x 1
* You will also need to have a Phillips screwdriver (size: #2).
3. With the help of another person, raise the left and right side
1. Assembly Procedure
boards to an upright position.
* Take care that the pedal boards are not twisted.
* At irst, assemble the entire stand in a temporary fashion, without really
tightening the screws. Then, after checking the overall alignment of the
boards (and gently shifting certain parts where necessary), go around and
tightly fasten each of the screws.
* If necessary, spread out a blanket or similar material to prevent the stand or
loor from being scratched during assembly.
* Be careful not to pinch the pedal cord during assembly.
1. As shown in the illustration, place the left and right side
boards on the pedal board so that the metal brackets are on
the inside, and fasten them provisionally using screws A
(M5 x 40 mm).
2. Firmly tighten the screws
A (four locations) that you
tightened provisionally in step 1.
* When attaching the pedal board, do not allow any gap to remain between the
side board and pedal board when the pieces are assembled.
Side board
Side
board
Don’t allow
a gap!
Screw A x 2
Leave the pedal
cord extended
72
Screw A x 2
4. Loosen the screws attached to the left and right side boards
approximately three turns, so that they protrude about
5 mm, as shown in the illustration.
Space
5 mm
5. Hook the metal brackets of the rear board over the screws
you loosened, as shown in the illustration.
6. Use four screws
B
4. Fasten the headphone hook
D
using screws
C
(M4 x
16 mm).
(M5 x 20 mm) to provisionally fasten the
Operation Guide
pedal board.
7. Securely tighten the two side board screws and four pedal
board screws.
* When attaching the rear board, before tightening the screws, adjust things as
necessary at all the points where there are screws so as to assure that the rear
board is aligned in parallel with the pedal board.
Rear view
Screw
C
Before You Play
5.
x2
5. Connect the supplied AC adaptor and power cord.
Power cord
To AC outlet
Screws you loosened in step 4 x 2
B x4
Place the AC adaptor so the side with the indicator faces upwards and
the side with textual information faces downwards. The indicator will
light when you plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
2. Install the Piano onto the Stand
Align the screws on the bottom of the piano (one each at left
and right) with the metal brackets on the side boards. Then,
while lifting the front of the piano one or two centimeters,
pull it toward yourself so that the screws engage the metal
brackets.
6. Adjust the Adjuster.
Turn the adjuster to lower it until the adjuster is in irm contact with
the loor. In particular, when you’ve placed the piano on carpet, you
must turn the adjuster until it is pressing irmly against the loor.
* When handling the piano, irmly grasp it. Be careful, so you do not get your
ingers pinched.
B
(M5×20 mm).
Adjuster
Practicing
2. Fasten the piano to the stand with the screw
Lessons
1.
Performing
6. Screws
* The pedal may be damaged if there is a gap between the adjuster and the
loor.
1.
Pull the piano
toward yourself
while keeping
the front slightly
raised.
HP505 rear panel
Please don’t
get your ingers
pinched.
Piano Designer
Screw B
Recording
2.
About ground terminal
Depending
onon
thethe
circumstances
of a of
particular
setup,setup,
you may
a discomfortDepending
circumstances
a particular
youexperience
may experience
a
ing
sensation, or perceive
that
surfacethat
feelsthe
gritty
to thefeels
touch
when
discomforting
sensation,
orthe
perceive
surface
gritty
toyou
thetouch
touchthis
device,
microphones
connected
to
it,
or
the
metal
portions
of
other
objects,
such
as
when you touch this device. This is due to an ininitesimal electrical charge,
guitars. This is due to an ininitesimal electrical charge, which is absolutely harmless.
which is absolutely harmless. However, if you are concerned about this,
However, if you are concerned about this, connect the ground terminal (see igure) with
connect the ground terminal (see igure) with an external ground. When the
an external ground. When the unit is grounded, a slight hum may occur, depending on
unit
is grounded,
a slight
hum may
depending
on the particulars
your
the
particulars
of your
installation.
If youoccur,
are unsure
of the connection
method,of
contact
installation.
If youService
are unsure
oforthe
method,
contact as
thelisted
nearest
the
nearest Roland
Center,
anconnection
authorized Roland
distributor,
on the
Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor.
“Information”
page.
HPi-50e rear panel
HP503 rear panel
3. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC In jack on the back of the
Functions
piano, and connect the pedal cord to the Pedal connector.
As needed, use the coated clip on the bottom of the piano to
fasten the power cord and the pedal cord.
Unsuitable places for connection
• Water pipes (may result in shock or electrocution)
• Gas pipes (may result in ire or explosion)
• Telephone-line ground or lightning rod (may be dangerous in the event of
lightning)
Coated clip
Settings
When Moving the Piano
AC adaptor
Appendix
When you need to move the unit, you should irst close the keyboard cover,
disconnect the AC adaptor, and raise the adjusters of the stand. When moving
the unit, at least two people should work together and lift the unit carefully, all
the while keeping it level, and being very careful so as not to pinch your hands
or drop the unit on your feet.
Pedal cord
*
5
1
0
0
0
2
5
3
6
9
-
0
3
*
73
Assembling
Attaching the Music Rest
Connecting the Display Cable
The HPi-50’s music rest has a built-in liquid crystal display.
Attach the music rest as described in the following procedure, and
handle it with care.
Screw
Seen from behind
Screw
2
1.
Remove the music rest screws (two locations) from the
top surface.
2.
Fasten the music rest using the screws you removed.
Coated clip
Use one hand to support the music rest, use the other hand to
tighten the screws. When attaching the music rest, use your hand to
support it so that it does not fall. Take care not to pinch your hand.
1
NOTE
• Do not apply excessive force to the music rest.
• You must use the included screws to attach the music rest.
1.
• For safety, be sure to remove the music rest before transporting
the HPi-50e.
NOTE
• Take care that the music rest attachment screws you remove are
not lost or accidentally swallowed by small children.
• Completely remove the screws from the top surface before
attaching the music rest. If screws are left on the top surface
when you attach the music rest, the top surface may be
scratched.
• The screwdriver needed to perform the assembly is not
supplied. You’ll need to have ready a Phillips screwdriver that
matches the size of the screws.
3.
74
Fit the latch into one of the slots so that the music rest is
at the desired angle.
Connect the music rest display cable to the display cable
connector located on the bottom of the HPi-50e.
You must turn of the power before connecting the display
cable.
2.
Use the coated clip on the bottom of the piano to fasten
the display cable.
&& About the Ivory Feel Keyboard
Operation Guide
Features of an ivory feel keyboard
Traditional piano keys are made from the best materials-ivory (for white keys) and ebony (for black keys). The Ivory Feel keyboard uses the latest in
technology to reproduce the touch and feel of these materials.
An Ivory Feel keyboard ofers the following features.
• We’re sure you’ll develop a fondness for the distinctive texture of these keys, which feels better the more you play them.
Before You Play
• Surfaces incorporate stripes of moisture-absorbing material for improved touch and playability.
• The keys feature subtle gloss and understated coloring, enhancing the look and elegance.
• The white keys are inished with a slight yellowish tinge for the look of real ivory.
Handling
• Do not write on the keyboard with any pen or other implement, and do not stamp or place any marking on the instrument. Ink will seep into the
surface lines and become unremovable.
Care and maintenance
Please note the following points. Failure to do so may result in scratches on the surface inish, damaged gloss, or other discoloration or deformation.
Performing
• Do not aix stickers on the keyboard. You may be unable to remove stickers that use strong adhesives, and the adhesive may cause discoloration.
• To remove dirt, use a soft cloth.
Using a moistened and tightly wrung-out cloth, gently wipe of any dirt.
Do not rub the surface vigorously.
Lessons
• To remove stubborn dirt, use a commercially available keyboard cleaner that does not contain abrasives.
Start by wiping lightly. If the dirt does not come of , wipe using gradually increasing amounts of pressure while taking care not to scratch the
keys.
• Do not use benzene, paint thinner, or alcohol on the instrument.
Practicing
Recording
Piano Designer
Functions
Settings
Appendix
75
&& Index
A
AB Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ad-Hoc mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All Songs Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M
35
61
32
24
72
55
20
58
B
Beat Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMP Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brilliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Burn the song to CD . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46
50
24
41
C
Center Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 55
Center Pedal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Chord Fingering List . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Classic Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Copy Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Copy User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Count-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Creating a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
D
Damper Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
DC In Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Delete Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Delete User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
DigiScore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 54
Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Do Re Mi Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dual balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Dual Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Duplex scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
F
Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finger Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Format Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
29
28
55
H
Headphone Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Headphones 3D Ambience. . . 17, 54
I
Input Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Song List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ivory Feel Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
54
66
75
K
Key Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Key Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
76
58
56
28
56
57
Main Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medal Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Metronome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Transmit Channel . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Visual Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mix Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mute volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
T
14
46
54
29
58
30
57
58
55
18
16
34
O
Octave Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Output Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overdubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
55
10
17
39
P
Panel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Part Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pedal Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phones Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Piano Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Play
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[Power] Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13
34
17
16
17
48
31
16
U
USB Computer Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Memory Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Memory Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Call up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Write . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Program Pedal Shift . . . . . . . . .
17
57
57
17
56
51
52
51
56
V
Visual Control Function Chart . . . .
Visual Control Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Visual Control Tx Channel . . . . . . . .
Visual Lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
V-LINK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volume Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
57
58
29
58
58
W
R
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SMF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Temperament Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Temperaments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Tempo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 33
Tone categories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tone List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Twin Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Twin Piano Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Twin piano mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
36
40
37
55
42
55
S
Save
Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 46
Save Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Save User Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Scroll Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Select
Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Settings That Can Be Saved . . . . . . 69
16-part recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Soft Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Song
Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Song Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Song Editor
Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Note Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Part Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
PC Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Quantize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Undo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sostenuto Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Split Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Split point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Wonderland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Before You Play
Performing
Lessons
Practicing
Recording
Piano Designer
Functions
Settings
Appendix
77
Operation Guide
For EU Countries
For China
78
Operation Guide
For the U.K.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
BLUE:
NEUTRAL
BROWN: LIVE
Before You Play
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
For EU Countries
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
Performing
This product complies with the requirements of EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
For the USA
Lessons
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Practicing
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Recording
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B limit.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
Piano Designer
For Korea
Functions
WARNING
For C.A. US (Proposition 65)
This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, including lead.
HPi-50
Digital Piano
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
Appendix
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
Settings
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
For the USA
79
*
5
1
0
0
0
3
6
7
7
7
-
0
1
*
Download PDF