Next Page. Yamaha portatone owner's manual psr, psr 52 pages. If a cart, etc. Page 3 If you remove the batteries and disconnect the adaptor, the data will be lost. Keep the power adaptor connected while you replace the batteries to prevent loss of data.
Page 4: Main Features Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha You now own a portable keyboard that combines advanced func- tions, great sound and exceptional ease-of-use in a highly compact package. See pages 22, They are also used to play the Demo songs. See pages 49, Page 8: Setting Up PortaTone, and the other end to a suitable electrical outlet.
The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the PSR- See page When this is used for sustain, the footswitch functions the same way as a damper pedal on an acoustic piano — All you have to do is play chords with your left hand — and the PortaTone automatically produces appropriate bass, chord, and rhythm backing for your perfor- mance.
Page Auto Accompaniment Selecting a complete music style with ideal voice and other settings — One Touch Setting The PortaTone features different styles in various music genres. With the One Touch Setting function, you can call up voice and other settings that best match the selected style.
Each style has been programmed with two Preset One Touch Settings. Page 15 Playing chord progressions songs with just one finger The EZ Chord function gives you an exceptionally easy way to play the chords of a song. Simply press single keys in succession, and the PortaTone automatically plays the proper chords for you! Try out both of these recording methods yourself Realtime recording Select the desired recording mode by This method is much like using a pressing the RECORD conventional tape recorder, letting button.
Select a Function number. For a list of functions, see page G In this setup you can record your PSR performance, including the auto accompani- ment, to a connected computer or sequencer. The section below briefly explains the various icons and indications in the display.
Overall functions bar indicator Accompaniment On indicator Keyboard Mode indicators These indicate the currently selected mode — Page Music Stand Measure and Tempo These show the current measure during play- back of a song or style, and the currently set Tempo value for the song or style. Beat indicators These dark bars one large, three small flash in sequence and in time with the song or style.
The large bar indicates the first beat of the measure. Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value. Decreases Tempo value Turn on the Metronome. Setting the Metronome Time Signature The time signature of the Metronome can be set to various quarter-note based meters. The volume range is - Select the Metronome Volume function in the Overall menu.
The Voice mode gives you many powerful and versatile tools for playing and enhancing these Voices. Use the numeric keypad. The basic categories of voices and their numbers are shown at the right side of the panel. A complete list of the available voices is given on page Holding down either key continuously scrolls up or down through the numbers.
The drums and percussion instruments played by the various keys are marked by symbols above the keys. Page 31 Change the parameter setting or value. To select and set other parameters, repeat steps 1 - 3 above. It also determines the pitch of the songs. This allows you to accurately match the tuning with that of other instruments.
For example, you could play bass with the left hand and play piano with the right. Like the similar settings in the Main Voice mode, these settings let you change or enhance the sound of the Split voice separate from the Main voice. When Voice Set described in greater detail below is set to on, you can automatically call up a variety of voice-related settings that best suit the selected voice. Four general categories of effects are provided — Reverb, Chorus, DSP, and Harmony — and each category has many effect types to choose from.
Page Chorus Exit the Function mode. Two basic types are provided: Chorus and Flanger. Included among these miscellaneous effects are reverse gate reverb, phaser, rotary speaker, tremolo, echo, delay, distortion, equalization, and wah. A total of twenty-six Harmony types are available. Tremolo, Trill and Echo effects can be used even if accompaniment is off.
There are five different Harmony Types that automatically create harmony parts for notes played in the upper section of the keyboard to match the accompaniment chords. Function Parameters — Effects The Effect Function parameters provide all effect-related settings with the exception of the Send parameters in the Main, Dual, and Split sections. Hall 2 Hall2 Room 1 Room1 Small room reverb.
Room 2 Room2 Stage 1 Stage1 Reverb for solo instruments. Stage 2 Stage2 Plate 1 Plate1 Simulated steel plate reverb. A total of different styles are available, in several different categories. Page 49 Starting with an Intro section Each style has its own two- or four-measure Intro section.
When used with the auto accompaniment, many of the Intro sections also in- clude special chord changes and embellishments to enhance your performance. When auto accompaniment is on, play a key or chord in the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard. Auto accompaniment section Page 51 About the Beat Display The dark bars underneath the style name in the display flash in time with the current tempo during playback or Sync-Start standby of the accompaniment.
The flashing bars provide a visual indication of both the tempo and time signature of the accompaniment. Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the bass and chord accompa- niment. See below. Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the Sync Page Changing The Tempo Change chords using the auto ac- companiment feature. Try playing a few successive single notes with your left hand, and notice how the bass and chord accompaniment change with each key you play.
You can also play full chords to control the auto accompaniment. This automatically plays one of four Fill-in sections, and smoothly leads into the next section — This volume control affects only the accompaniment volume. Select the Accompaniment Volume function in the Overall menu.
The accompaniment can be played with the keys up to and including the Accompaniment Split Point key. This parameter can be set lower but not higher than the Split Point in the Split mode. This also includes 10 drum sets, and voice styles. Yamaha was also kind enough to include a reverb and chorus effects into the mix. The sound engine comes across as unnatural. Even with all the voicing presets available, the sound is not best in most cases. One aspect where this keyboard definitely excels is being a great learning tool for beginners.
Overall the type of performance you can expect from the Yamaha PSR GM is largely within limits of its market category. The sound engine is nothing to write home about, but it has some range. The keyboard is very playable, and comes with a set of speakers which are more than enough for home use.
This a simple entry level keyboard with all the features a beginner keyboard player would need and want to have. This means that the only ones you will be able to find are going to come from the used market. Honestly, this can actually be a good thing as long as the condition of the keyboard is decent.
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