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HPi-S Series User Program
Demo Guide
OVERVIEW
The HPi-S series now feature the benefits of User Programs. User Programs allow you to save
your desired voice settings for quick recall. The HPi models can save and recall up to thirty-six
(36) individual User Program settings.
To help in understanding the capability of User Programs, a set of thirty-six User Programs is
loaded in every (updated) HPi model. These settings have been designed to accommodate a
number of potential applications:
1. To create a consistent presentation for sales personnel.
2. To provide a set of simple, varied sound settings for new or temporary performance
situations. These settings can be used successfully by players of all skill levels, even
those who possess little or no knowledge of digital instruments.
3. To provide a variety of settings appropriate for use in traditional worship services.
4. To provide new owners with a wide variety of settings to allow them to instantly
experience the range of the instrument’s capability.
User Programs allow Roland pianos to be successfully used as performance instruments. User
programs extend the capability of the instrument:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
In piano teachers’ studios.
At piano recitals.
In the classroom.
For school programs.
For use in church.
For use at weddings.
In any performance situation.
User Programs also help us to sell more instruments by overcoming two primary fears shared
by many prospective purchasers:
1. That they will never understand how to operate the instrument, and
2. that even if they could they wouldn’t know which sounds to use.
User Programs create a win-win situation, for Roland, our dealers and our customers.
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USER PROGRAMS and the HPI-S PIANOS
The HPi-S series of Roland pianos stores the following data for each User Program:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Currently selected tone(s).
Dual On/Off
Dual Balance setting
Split On/Off
Split Point
Twin Piano On/Off
Sets of 36 User Programs may be saved to, or loaded from, USB memory devices. Only ONE
SET of User Programs may be saved on a USB memory device. To save multiple sets of User
Programs simply use multiple USB memory devices.
Specific instructions for creating and recalling User Programs, as well as saving and loading
sets of User Programs can be found in each instrument’s Discovery Guide.
ACCESSING THE MAIN USER PROGRAM SCREEN
You can easily access the main User Program screen
for each model with the following button sequences:
1. HPi-6S – While holding the MENU/LESSON
button, press the O button.
HPi-7S – While holding the FUNCTION button,
press the O button
2. The USER PROGRAM SCREEN shown to the
right will appear.
3. Use the UP and DOWN CURSOR BUTTONS to
choose the desired setting.
4. To exit from User Programs, touch the X button, or touch the ONE TOUCH PIANO
button.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR USER PROGRAMS
1. When creating your own User Program, arrange them in ‘Performance Order’ for easy
recall.
2. User Programs allow you to use multiple settings for the performance of a single work,
put the desired settings in the needed order for easy recall.
3. Be consistent with naming . . . for instance in naming LAYERED set-ups you might use
the + sign to indicate two tones are active . . . and in set-ups where you have different
voices assigned to each hand you might use a / (SPLIT set-ups). This will assist you in
recalling HOW you have the tones saved. (This is the format used in the naming of the
included User Programs.)
4. The User Programs will ‘wrap’. From User Program #36 pushing the DOWN CURSOR
button will move to User Program #1. Conversely from User Program #1 if you push the
UP CURSOR button you will move to User Program #36.
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HPi-6S User Programs
NOTE: + sign indicates voices are combined in DUAL MODE
/ sign indicates voices are combined in SPLIT MODE
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Name
Grand Piano
Piano+String
Piano+Choir
Elec Piano
E.Piano+Str
ChurchOrgan
GrandPiano1
GrandPIano2
Guitar Nylon
Guitar Steel
Choir
Jazz Scat
NynGt+SynStr
Bell+Strings
Pno+Bel+Cho
E.Piano+Pad2
Twin Piano
A.Bass/Piano
FingerdBs/EP
E.Bs/Vib+Str
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Harp/Flute
SFX
Standard Kit
Orch Kit
Harpsichord
Hrpscd Coup
HrpsCoup+Str
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
Choir
Tubular Bell
Celesta
Harp+Choir
Choir/Flute
Str/Oboe+Cho
ChOrgan Small
ChOrgan Med
ChOrgan Big
Content
Default piano sound – Superior Grand
Superior Grand + Rich Strings
Superior Grand + Mellow Choir
E. Piano 2
E. Piano 1 + Rich Strings
ChurchOrgan1
Superior Grand
Natural Grand
Nylon String Guitar
Steel String Guitar
Mellow Choir
Jazz Scat
Nylon Guitar + Warm JP String
Morning Lite + Bright Str
Superior + Choir + Morning Lite
St. FM EP + Warm Pad
Twin Piano
Acoustic Bass / Superior Grand
Fingered Bass / Pop E. Piano
Fingered Bass / Vibraphone + Bright
String
String Harp/Flute
SFX - Sound Effects
Standard Drum Kit
Orchestral Percussion Kit
Natural Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord + Rich
Strings
Mellow Choir
Tubular Bell
Celesta
St.Harp + Aerial Choir
Aerial Choir / Flute
MellowStr / Oboe + Aerial Choir
Nason Flute 8’
Church Organ 1
Church Organ 3
Mode
Whole
Dual
Dual
Whole
Dual
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Dual
Dual
Dual
Dual
Split
Split
Split
Split & Dual
Split
Whole
Whole
Dual
Whole
Whole
Whole
Dual
Split
Split + Dual
Whole
Whole
Whole
YELLOW – Six foolproof settings that appear by simply activating the User Program Screen.
BLUE – User Programs to use for the HPi presentation. Start at #7 and ‘step’ through a
successful demonstration.
ORANGE – Eighteen preset settings designed for use in traditional worship services.
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HINTS FOR USING THE USER PROGRAMS – YELLOW GROUP
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1
2
3
4
5
6
Name
Grand Piano
Piano+String
Piano+Choir
Elec Piano
E.Piano+Str
ChurchOrgan
Content
Default piano sound – Superior Grand
Superior Grand + Rich Strings
Superior Grand + Mellow Choir
E. Piano 2
E. Piano 1 + Rich Strings
ChurchOrgan1
Mode
Whole
Dual
Dual
Whole
Dual
Whole
OBJECTIVE - To provide a set of simple, varied sound settings for new or temporary
performance situations. Players of all skill levels, even those who possess little or no
knowledge of digital instruments, can use these settings successfully.
The above group of User Programs appears after you activate the User Program Feature.
Without the need to change screens players can experience a variety of the most used, and
usable, settings. No special playing technique is required; the music can be played in familiar
manner with great tonal results.
These settings can be especially effective for instruments sent out on loan or rental, or
instruments placed in a ‘trial’ setting. Without the need for the player to become familiar with the
instrument they can utilize these settings to enhance their performance without fear of failure.
The default grand piano sound appears in this group. This is placed here to avoid having to exit
the User Program screen to restore the basic piano setting, which would occur if you pushed the
One Touch Piano button.
A Church Organ sound appears in this group to support the use of these User Programs for
service playing. This organ sound is a ‘medium-sized’ church organ appropriate for playing
general service music.
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HINTS FOR USING THE USER PROGRAMS – BLUE GROUP (Demonstration)
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Name
GrandPiano1
GrandPIano2
Guitar Nylon
Guitar Steel
Choir
Jazz Scat
NynGt+SynStr
Bell+Strings
Pno+Bel+Cho
E.Piano+Pad2
Twin Piano
A.Bass/Piano
FingerdBs/EP
E.Bs/Vib+Str
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Harp/Flute
SFX
Standard Kit
Orch Kit
Harpsichord
Hrpscd Coup
HrpsCoup+Str
28
29
Choir
Tubular Bell
Content
Superior Grand
Natural Grand
Nylon String Guitar
Steel String Guitar
Mellow Choir
Jazz Scat
Nylon Guitar + Warm JP String
Morning Lite + Bright Str
Superior + Choir + Morning Lite
St. FM EP + Warm Pad
Twin Piano
Acoustic Bass / Superior Grand
Fingered Bass / Pop E. Piano
Fingered Bass / Vibraphone + Bright
String
String Harp/Flute
SFX - Sound Effects
Standard Drum Kit
Orchestral Percussion Kit
Natural Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord + Rich
Strings
Mellow Choir
Tubular Bell
Mode
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Dual
Dual
Dual
Dual
Split
Split
Split
Split & Dual
Split
Whole
Whole
Dual
Whole
Whole
OBJECTIVE - To create a consistent presentation for sales personnel.
Touch the appropriate buttons to activate User Programs, use the DOWN CURSOR to go to
UPG#7 and you are ready to present the musical capability and versatility of the HPi pianos.
UPG#7 and UPG#8 allow you to show the ability of Roland pianos to accurately create the
sound of the world’s finest pianos. No one piano sound is right for everyone, Roland gives you
choices!
UPG#9 through UPG#12 feature single voices (in ‘whole’ mode). These are sounds that are
simple to demo, and they demonstrate how a player of any level can benefit from simply using a
different ‘sound’ to play pieces they already know. Don’t forget to demonstrate how the sounds
‘change’ with changes in velocity.
The next group of User Programs, UPG#13 to UPG#16 are layered sounds (DUAL). These
settings are a bit more ‘contemporary’ in their feel, as they use non-acoustic (synth) sounds
combined with traditional instruments.
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Twin Piano should be a key component of any current Roland piano presentation. UPG#17
activates Twin Piano mode to allow the sales person to discuss its use and merits.
As we have now exposed the customer to the capability of ‘splitting’ the keyboard, we can show
how much fun this can be when each hand has a different ‘sound’. UPG#18 through UPG#21
allow you to show both ‘traditional’ and “non-traditional” split setup ideas.
IMPORTANT NOTE – As we activated TWIN PIANO as our first split UPG, the instrument has
set the left pedal to be lower sustain. This is extremely helpful for the presentation, especially
for UPG#21. The left pedal will allow additional control of the StringHarp in the left hand, while
the melody is played with the right. Piano people will need to put their RIGHT foot on the left
pedal to accomplish this.
IMPORTANT NOTE – If you want the left pedal returned to its original ‘soft’ function, touch the
ONE TOUCH PIANO button.
UPG#22 through UPG#24 allow you to present the special effects sounds, and some basic
drum sounds. Don’t forget to show the Timpani in the Orchestral Set.
UPG#25 through #29 can be used to present the benefits of USER PROGRAMS. Moving
between UPG#25 and UPG#26 simulates playing on a two manual harpsichord, and moving
between single 8’ stop and 8’ with 4’ coupled. Great for playing music that repeats (or echoes)
a theme, or phrase.
UPG#27, UPG#28 and UPG#29 can also be used to show the benefits of USER PROGRAMS
in live performance. Designed for use with the choral prelude “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”,
play the prelude portion on the UPG#27, the choral portion on UPG#28, back to UPG#27 for the
prelude portion. At the end hold the last chord with the pedal, change to UPG#29 (keep the
damper pedal down) and play the tubular bell (single note, below middle C) through the
remaining string sound.
Arrange delivery date . . . “Would delivery on Thursday morning or afternoon work best for you?”
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HINTS FOR USING THE USER PROGRAMS – ORANGE GROUP (Demonstration)
#
25
26
27
Name
Harpsichord
Hrpscd Coup
HrpsCoup+Str
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
1
2
3
4
5
6
Choir
Tubular Bell
Celesta
Harp+Choir
Choir/Flute
Str/Oboe+Cho
ChOrgan Small
ChOrgan Med
ChOrgan Big
Grand Piano
Piano+String
Piano+Choir
Elec Piano
E.Piano+Str
ChurchOrgan
Content
Natural Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord
Natural Coupled Harpsichord + Rich
Strings
Mellow Choir
Tubular Bell
Celesta
St.Harp + Aerial Choir
Aerial Choir / Flute
MellowStr / Oboe + Aerial Choir
Nason Flute 8’
Church Organ 1
Church Organ 3
Default piano sound – Superior Grand
Superior Grand + Rich Strings
Superior Grand + Mellow Choir
E. Piano 2
E. Piano 1 + Rich Strings
ChurchOrgan1
Mode
Whole
Whole
Dual
Whole
Whole
Whole
Dual
Split
Split + Dual
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole
Dual
Dual
Whole
Dual
Whole
OBJECTIVE - To provide a variety of settings appropriate for use in traditional worship
services.
The use of UPG#25 through UPG#6 allows keyboard players of all backgrounds to have a
palette of tone colors at their fingertips. No complex button pushing is necessary. These
settings range from subdued, quiet sounds for playing in the background, to UPG#36 a very
large church organ setting.
PLEASE NOTE that the User Programs will ‘wrap’ or allow you to move directly from UPG#36 to
UPG#1 and vice versa. This also places the ‘default’ piano sound (UPG#1), very usable for
service playing, in the middle of these User Program settings.
Three (3) church organ settings are also placed together to allow ease in ‘building’ a bigger
organ sound for the accompaniment of hymns.
UPG#2 through UPG#5 also present great sounds for solo or accompaniment playing.
A FINAL WORD
User Programs are THE key to extracting the capability from the piano. Showing User
Programs helps the prospective customer understand they can be successful and have fun with
the piano. User Programs help you BUILD ROLAND VALUE!
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