Panasonic SX2800A User manual

Panasonic SX2800A User manual
Electronic Organ
Before operating this unit, please read these instructions completely.
Thank you very much for selecting this Organ. We are sure you will enjoy many happy hours of entertain-
ment from this excellent musical instrument.
This organ is a unique musical instrument designed for playing performances from the simplest to the
most complex music, and can be easily played by anyone, from the beginner to the most competent musician.
Read this booklet carefully to get the best results from your organ.
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The auto-play-chord (automatic accompaniment) is designed so that accompaniment by the left hand
and the left foot (which is so often difficult for beginners) can be played with just one finger. Beginners can first
use the [one finger chord] and when this has been mastered proceed to the complete [fingered chord]
system. In this way they can improve gradually their proficiency of achieving an organ technique. In addition
the [separated pedal] which is a unique feature from MATSUSHITA enables you to separate the pedal from
the auto-play-chord according to your musical requirement.
Tremolo & Chorus
In a conventional mechanism, a tremolo or chorus effect can be obtained by turning a speaker itself or by
rotating a fan in front of the speaker, which is often accompanied with mechanical noise and troubles. In SX-
2800A, this effect canbe electronically obtained due to the Matsushita’s unique technique which brings about
an effect similar to that obtained by slowly rotating the speaker.
Delay Vibrato
The delay vibrato is the effect that vibrato begins slightly after the keys are depressed. This effect can be
used with beautiful results to create the richness of the violin.
Glide Control
Operated by a switch attached to the left side of the expression pedal, the pitch of the organ glidesdown a
half tone. When the switch is released, portamento is added and the sound of the organ is returned to the
original pitch. This operation produces the effect of a steel guitar or the portamento sou nd similar tothat of a
slide trombone.
Tremoro Buttons
Vibrato Tabs
Power Switch & Main
Volume Knob
0 Upper Manual Tone Tabs
Lower Manual
Tone Tabs &
Effect Tabs
Pilot Lamp
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& Automatic
Rhythm Controls Effect Lovers
Phones Jack
Aux Input Jack
Microphone Jack
Microphone Volume
Line Out Terminal |
Glide Control Switch
Expression Pedal
There are three keyboards—Upper Manual, Lower Manual and Pedal Keyboards.
The upper manual keys are depressed (with the right fingers) mainly for melodies; the lower manual keys
(with the left fingers) mainly for accompaniments; and the pedal keys (with the toe of the left foot) mainly for
Range :
upper manual — extends from ftoc 44 keys, 3-1/2 octaves
pedal keyboard extends from C toc 13 keys, 1 octave
lower manual extends from F toc 44 keys, 3-1/2 octaves
upper manual
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pedal keyboard
Before we start explaining this organ in detail, it is important to examine the make-up of an organ in order
that you may fully understand what is meant by Tones, Manuals, Footages, efc.
First, an organ obtains its ‘big sound’ from the various pitch levels, which can be produced by depress-
“ing one key. For example, when you depress a note, say middle C, on a piano, the sound produced in musical
terms is one note only in one pitch. If you depress the same note on an organ and select, for example, 16°, 8’
and 4’ tone tabs, the sound produced by that one key is in fact three C notes of three octaves.
In this organ, you can reproduce two pitch levels: 16’ and 8’. The footage classification, by the way, stems
from the pipe organ; i.e., the length of pipe required to produce a particular frequency or note. 16’ pipe would
produce the sound an octave lower than 8’ pipe, simply because it is twice in length.
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Upper Manual Tone Tabs
The upper manual provides four 8' and two 16’ voices: — flute 16’, flute 8’, diapason 8’, clarinet 16’,
oboe 8’ and string 8’.
These tabs can be used as solo voices individually or in any combination, creating various kinds of
brilliant tones.
Lower Manual Tone Tabs
The lower manual provides three 8’ voices: —flute, horn and cello. These tones can be played as solo
voices but are usually combined to provide a suitable accompaniment to the upper manual voices. In using
these tones for solowork, ensure that the [manuai balance] lever is set to the “lower” position, otherwise the
volume of the upper manual tones will be in excess of the lower manual solo voices.
® The pedal keyboard provides only one 8’ voice, and this is controlled by the [pedal volume] lever (mentioned
The automatic thythm section has two rhythm control knobs, eight rhythm selector buttons, two rhythm
start switches, one tempo lamp and touch switch.
rock slow rock foxtrot swing mambo bossa rock-a- waltz
rock waltz
one finger fingered separated constant memory synchro touch
chord chord pedal start sw. on
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slow fast
volume tempo touch sw
rhythm control
Rhythm Selector Buttons
The rhythm section has eight selector buttons. They are:—rock, slow rock, fox-trot, swing, mambo,
bossa rock, rock-a-waltz and waltz. Select your rhythm to suit the music played and push the
corresponding button. The selected rhythm can be started by the operation of the rhythm start switches.
The rhythm selector buttons are interlocking switches so that, when a new rhythm is selected, the previous
selection turns off automatically. By pushing two or more rhythm selector buttons simultaneously, many
interesting rhythm patterns can be created.
Rhythm Start Switches
There are two starting methods for the rhythm as shown below. In each case the rhythm begins always
on the first beat.
synchronous start
When this button is depressed, the rhythm wili start when either the lower manual or the pedal keyboard
is played. By using the [touch switch], you can stop the rhythm.
If a performance is conducted without using the [synchronous start] button, this button should be pressed
again and set to the “off” position. Note that the rhythm will stop by pushing this button during a performance.
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touch switch |
This switch is especially convenient because on-off control of the rhythm can be quickly accomplished by
simply touching it (when the [touch switch on] button is set to the ‘’on’’ position). Note that, even when the
[synchronous start] button is “on”, the [touch switch] can be used to control on-off operation.
touch switch on
This button is toprevent mistaken operation of the [touch switch]. When notusing the rhythm, it should be
set to the “off” position. When so set, the rhythm cannot be started even if the [touch switch] is accidentally
touched. To start the rhythm, press this button to the “on” position and then use the [touch switch].
Rhythm Control Knobs
When this knob is turned to the right (clockwise) the volume of the rhythm increases. Adjust the volume of
the rhythm to suit the overall volume of the organ.
It should be noted that the [main volume] and the [expression pedal] of the organ effect the volume of
the rhythm.
If you turn this knob clockwise, the tempo of the rhythm increases. Set the tempo of the rhythm to suit the
music you are playing.
® The tempo lamp in the [touch switch] is designed to illuminate on the first beat. You can easily preset the
tempo by watching the tempo lamp when the [synchronous start] button is depressed tothe “on” position.
In this situation the tempo lamp indicates a beat interval even though the rhythm is not sounding.
The auto-play-chord is a function which makes the rhythm accompaniment (lower manual and pedal)
fully automatic.
By simply depressing single note or a chord on the lower manual, the rhythm accompaniment can be
automatically played with the pre-selected rhythm. Accordingly, even those who are just beginners can play
the organ easily and effectively within a short space of time.
Because this auto-play-chord is connected to the automatic rhythm, if any of the rhythm selector buttons
is not pushed, the automatic accompaniment will not be obtained. In other words only when the automatic
rhythm is operating does the auto-play-chord function. When you don't require the tones of the automatic
rhythm, turn the [rhythm volume] knob completely counterclockwise (min.) and only the lower manual and
pedal tones will play the rhythm. Control the speed with the [tempo] knob. The starting function of the auto-
play-chord is the same as that of the automatic rhythm.
one finger fingered separated constant memory
chord chord pedal
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Auto-Play-Chord Controls
MATSUSHITA engineers have designed the auto-play-chord system in such a way as to ensure a) the
easy and rapid progress of the beginner and b) a most satisfying automatic accompaniment to the
advanced organist. Therefore with this organ all the family can enjoy creative music, even the youngest
member of the family will quickly learn to play the SX-2800A even if he or she cannot reach the pedal keys.
eWhen the auto-play-chord is in use, pressing keys other than the 24 keys shown in the figure below will not
cause any sound to be created.
lower manual one-finger (24 keys)
lower manual one-finger (24 keys)
(D>)(D=) (G°)(G=)(A*) —(D)(D:) (G:)(G")(A”)
one finger chord
With this button “‘on’’ and when only one key of the lower manualis depressed, a triad (a chord of doh me
soh or in the Key of C—C E G) and the bass note doh or pedal C will be played fully automatically. The chord,
in this instance, is a major chord, but it becomes minor when any black pedal of the pedal keyboard is
depressed simultaneously. In other words it is possible to produce two different types of chords with pedal
notes as follows: —
Major chord—depress only one key (lower manual)
Minor chord—and depress any black pedal key (pedal keyboard)
examples of chord When you select the ‘rock’ rhythm for example with
I major chord minor chord the auto-play-chord, the sound from the lower manual
С Е С Am Dm Gm and pedal is as follows:
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fingered chord
With this button on, any chord, that is, a combination of keys played on the lower manual will sound
automatically. In addition the corresponding pedal note C, if the chord of C is being played with the left hand,
will also be heard. Once one has mastered a performance by using the [one finger chord] method the
[fingered chord] system can be used to practice the playing of fuller chords such as Major 7th, augmented and
diminished chords, etc.
separated pedal
There will be occasions when you prefer to play the pedal keyboard separately but stillhave the use of the
auto-play-chord on the lower manual. To do this. Simply depress the [separated pedal] button, and the pedal
IS separated from the auto-play-chord.
This function can be used either with the [one finger chord] or the [fingered chord].
When used with the [one finger chord], sustained sounds of a chord of the lower manual and the
corresponding bass sound can be played by simply depressing one key.
When used with the [fingered chord], sustained sounds of a chord which is played on the lower manual
and the corresponding bass sound can be played.
This button is used together with the [one finger chord].
When this button is “on”, the sound of the chord produced by depressing one key on the lower manual
can be memorized. This will give an automatic accompaniment even when the finger is released fromthe key. _
If another key is depressed, the sound of the corresponding chord is newly memorized.
When a button other than the [one finger chord] is used with the [memory] function, only bass sound can
be memorized.
With the MATSUSHITA auto-play-chord system, it is easy to progress rapidly by starting with the [one
finger chord] method and the [fingered chord], and finally reach the stage where you have mastered the
electronic organ.
chorus tremolo sound
- tremolo —
Tremolo Buttons
These produce an electronic tremolo effect using the phase modulation, which adds three-dimensional
quivering effect to various sounds such as flute and string, thus creating thick and expansive sounds.
Also, impressive sounds can be obtained by using the chorus effect.
When the [sound] and this buttons are pushed, the tremolo effectis given tothe soundas if the speaker is
slowly rotating.
When the [sound] and this button are pushed, the chorus effect or the very, very slow tremolo effect is
obtained, making the sound rather solid and magnificent.
When this button is pushed, and the [tremolo] or [chorus] button is pushed while playing music, the effect
as if a real speaker slowly starts rotating is obtained. Note that when this button is not pushed, [tremolo] or
[chorus] button is not available.
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Vibrato Tabs
This tab gives vibrato to the music when depressed at the bottom, and eliminates it when depressed at
the top.
This tab can change the depth of vibrato by making vibrato heavier (when depressed at the bottom) or
lighter (when depressed at the top).
This tab gives the effect of the delay vibrato to the music. When the [on] and this tab are both depressed
at the bottom, vibrato is applied slightly after depressing the key on the upper manual. In this case, the depth
of the vibrato can be also controlled by the [light-heavy] tab.
This delay effect works on the individual sounds when the performance is staccato but only on the initial
sound when the performance is legato.
Effect Tabs
pedal sustain
This tab gives sustain to the pedal notes. Pedal sustain means that a bass tone produced by the pedal
keyboard decays gradually after the pedal key is released.
This tab gives the moderate reverberation effect to the sound, which adds a speciousness and warmth to
the music.
off 3rd soft bright lower upper
1st 2nd | |
pedal volume brilliance manual balance
Effect Levers
pedal volume
This lever can control the volume of the sound of the pedal keyboard from ““off”’ to ‘’3rd”’ degree. Set this
lever to the proper position to balance the sound volume of the pedal keyboard with that of the upper and lower
This lever is similar to the brilliance knob or the tone control knob of a good amplifier system. It can control
‘the upper harmonics of tones from “soft” to “bright”, and its normal position is the center point. When turned
to the “bright” position, the brilliance oftones ofthe manual keyboards is emphasized, and when turned to the
“soft” position, the brilliance is reduced. This lever is particularly effective in making the string tone and the
oboe tone more brilliant.
manual balance
This lever can control the volume balance between the upper manual and the lower manual at the discre-
tion of the player. When this lever is set to the center point, the volume of both manuals becomes nearly equal.
With the lever set to the “upper” position, the volume of the upper manual exceeds that of the lower
manual, and vice versa with the lever set to the “lower” position.
aux mic mic volume line out
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phones jack
For silent practice, headphones can be used. When plugged in, the organ speaker system is auto-
matically cut off; sound is heard only through headphones.
aux input jack (input level 25 mV, 20 k(})
If the organ is to be used in conjunction with other electronic equipment, the auxiliary input jack will bea
useful advantage. Among the many items which can be connected to this are tape/disc pre-amp, portable
synthesizer, etc.
microphone jack (input level 5 mV 20 k(2)
For singing a song while playing the organ, a dynamic microphone of uni-directional type can be used.
microphone volume
There is a volume control by the microphone jack in order to balance the voice with the organ volume.
Increase the volume of the microphone by turning the control knob to the right (clockwise).
line out terminal (output level 360 mV, 6000)
By connecting a high-power amplifier to the line out terminal, the complete organ sound, including
microphone and auxiliary instruments, can be reproduced at a very high volume level. Furthermore, the
sound of this organ can be tape recorded most successfully by using this method of connection.
power switch & main volume knob
You will have found that by turning the knob to the right, the organ is switched on
and, by continuing to turn the control, the volume of the organ increases. К A
This knob is to allow you to preset the maximum volume of the organ to suit the С) _
room in which the organ is being played, or the conditions under which the organ is -
used. After playing the organ, this knob is turned counterclock wise to the position at Power
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which the power is switched off. X
| main volume
expression pedal
The volume control pedal operated by the right foot is the expression pedal. This
enables the player to express a feeling for the music by controlling the volume of the
Glide Control Switch
Right Foot
glide control switch
This switch is on the left of the expression pedal. (Refer to the figure at the right.)
This switch is operated by the toe of the right foot. If this switch is pushed to the left, the
sound glides down approximately one half of a tone. When the switch is released, the
Expression Pedal
sound will return to the original tone with portamento. xP
This organ is a very high quality product and built to a standard to ensure good performance, long life and
high reliability. Nevertheless, even the finest merchandise requires service occasionally. In the unlikely event
of failure, please insist, when contacting your organ dealer, that genuine replacement parts are used so that
your instrument will continue to give you many years of trouble-free pleasure.
However, the following do’s and dont’s will assist you in keeping the organ in top condition:
eBe sure to switch the instrument off after use, and do not switch the organ on and off in quick succes-
sion, as this places an undue load on the electronic components.
eDo not, under any circumstances, remove the back from the organ and tamper with the electronic
circuitry. If a fault does develop, switch the organ off, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact your
nearest organ dealer. To assist your dealer, please explain the nature of the fault.
eTo keep the lustre of the keys and tabs, simply use a damp cloth to clean and finish with a soft duster.
Polish may be used but do not use thinners or petrol chemical based polishes.
eThe cabinet may be polished with a wax polish, although you will find that a rub with a soft cloth will
normally suffice.
Automatic Rhythm:
Power Requirement:
Net Weight:
Upper Manual 44 keys
Lower Manual 44 keys
Pedal Keyboard 13 keys
Upper Manual .........Flute 16’, Flute 8’, Diapason 8’, Clarinet 16’, Oboe 8’,
String 8’
Lower Manual ......... Flute, Horn, Cello
Tremolo .............. Tremolo, Chorus, Sound
Vibrato ............... On, Light-Heavy, Delay
Reverberation, Pedal Sustain, Manual Balance, Brilliance, Pedal Volume,
Glide Control.
Rhythm Selectors ..... Rock, Slow Rock, Fox Trot, Swing, Mambo, Bossa Rock,
Rock-a-Walz, Waltz,
Rhythm Volume, Tempo, Synchronous Start, Touch Switch, Touch Switch On
Tempo Lamp.
One Finger Chord, Fingered Chord, Separated Pedal, Constant, Memory
Power, Switch & Main Volume, Expression Pedal, Phones Jack, Aux Input Jack
Microphone Jack (with Volume), Line Out Terminal, Pilot Lamp,
35 W (Peak power)
20 em (8”)x2, 6.5 em (2.67) x1
159 (FET 4)
80 W AC 110/120/220/240 V 50-60 Hz
Simulated Oceanian Rosewood: 111em (43.9”) (W)x 92cm (36.4'*) (H)x
59cm (23.3'') (D)
62 kg. (136 Ibs.)
Matsushita Electric Tracking Co., Ltd.
P.O. Box 288, Central Osaka Japan
SWFG2340F Printed in Japan
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