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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Midi-keyboard
  • Model/name: MZ-X500
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French

Table of Contents

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Important!
Please note the following important information before using this product.
• Before using the AD-E24250LW Adaptor to power the product, be sure to check the AC Adaptor for any damage first. Carefully check the
power cord for breakage, cuts, exposed wire and other serious damage. Never let children use an AC adaptor that is seriously damaged.
• The product is not intended for children under 3 years.
• Use only the CASIO AD-E24250LW adaptor.
• The AC adaptor is not a toy.
• Be sure to disconnect the AC adaptor before cleaning the product.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: MZ-X500/MZ-X300
Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC.
Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801
Telephone number: 973-361-5400
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.
NOTICE
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.
FCC CAUTION
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Manufacturer:
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
Responsible within the European Union:
Casio Europe GmbH
Casio-Platz 1, 22848 Norderstedt, Germany
www.casio-europe.com
Declaration of Conformity According to EU Directive
EN-1
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EN-2
Contents
General Guide EN-4
Installing the Music Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-6
Returning the Digital Keyboard to Its Factory
Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-6
Separate Tutorial Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-6
Power Outlet EN-7
Using an AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-7
Turning Power On or Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-7
Connections EN-9
Connecting Headphones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-9
Connecting Audio Equipment or an
Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-9
Bundled and Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . EN-11
Operations Common to All Modes EN-12
Using the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-12
Performing Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-13
Demo Song EN-16
Playing the Demo Tunes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-16
Playing with Different Tones EN-17
Selecting a Tone with the TONE Buttons . . . . EN-17
Splitting the Keyboard between Two Tones . . EN-17
Layering Two Tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-19
Adjusting the Keyboard Volume Balance . . . . EN-19
Using the Metronome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-19
Changing the Tempo Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-20
Sounding Arpeggio Phrases Automatically
(Arpeggiator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-21
Controlling Sounds EN-22
Using a Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-22
Sustaining Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-23
Using the Pitch Bend Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-23
Modifying Notes with the Modulation
Wheel and/or Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-23
Using the Sliders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-24
Changing the Pitch of Notes
(Transpose, Octave Shift) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-25
Using Auto Accompaniment EN-27
Playing an Auto Accompaniment . . . . . . . . . . EN-27
Using Recommended Tones and Tempos
(One-Touch Presets) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-31
Adding Harmony to Melody Notes
(Auto Harmonize). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-31
Using Pads EN-32
Playing Back Short Phrases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-32
Sounding Sampled Sounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-33
Specifying an Auto Accompaniment Chord
Progression (Chord Play)
(MZ-X500 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-33
Assigning Multiple Functions
(MZ-X500 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-34
Changing the Function of a Specific Pad . . . . EN-34
Changing Pad Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-35
Saving a Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-35
Stopping Playback of All Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-35
Synchronizing Pads with Accompaniment . . . EN-36
Recording Data to a Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-36
Music Presets EN-38
Recalling Preset Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-38
Registering Tone and Rhythm
Setups EN-39
Recording and Playback EN-41
Recording to Digital Keyboard Memory
(MIDI Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-43
Recording to a USB Flash Drive
(Audio Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-46
Configuring Digital Keyboard
Settings EN-49
Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings . . . . . . EN-49
USB Flash Drive EN-61
Connecting a USB Flash Drive to and
Detaching It from the Digital Keyboard . . . . EN-62
Formatting a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-63
Saving Standard Song Data to a
USB Flash Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-63
Saving Digital Keyboard Data to a
USB Flash Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-63
Loading Data from a USB Flash Drive to
Digital Keyboard Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-64
Deleting Data from a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . EN-64
Connecting to a Computer EN-65
Minimum Computer System Requirements . . EN-65
Using MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-66
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Contents
EN-3
English
Reference EN-67
Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-67
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-68
Product Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-70
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EN-72
Information A-1
Fingering Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Chord Example List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Company and product names used in this
manual may be registered trademarks of others.
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EN-4
General Guide
• All of the illustrations in this manual show the MZ-X500.
• The actual appearance of the product may be different from that shown in the illustrations in this User’s Guide.
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General Guide
EN-5
English
• This manual uses the numbers and names below to refer to buttons and controllers.
1P (Power) button
2VOLUME controller
3TONE area
PIANO button
ORGAN button
GUITAR/BASS button
STRINGS button
BRASS/REED/PIPE button
SYNTH button
ETHNIC button
VARIOUS button
4RHYTHM area
POPS button
ROCK button
DANCE button
JAZZ/EUROPEAN button
LATIN button
WORLD/VARIOUS button
BALLAD button
PIANO RHYTHMS button
BEAT area
SETTING area
blDisplay
bmMENU
bnMAIN
boEXIT
bpVALUE dial
bqK1, K2 knobs
PAD CONTROLLER area (MZ-X500)
PAD CONTROLLER area (MZ-X300)
DRAWBAR ORGAN/MIXER area
RHYTHM CONTROLLER area
REGISTRATION area
ekFREEZE button
elREC MODE button
emMIDI a button
enAUDIO a button
eoTRANSPOSE w, q buttons
epOCTAVE w, q buttons
eqSUSTAIN button
erPITCH BEND wheel
esMODULATION wheel
etUSB flash drive port
fkPHONES jack
5METRONOME button
6TAP TEMPO button
7TEMPO w, q buttons
8TONE button
9w/NO, q/YES buttons
bkRHYTHM button
brSYNCHRO button
bsPHRASE button
btSAMPLING button
ckCHORD button
clMULTI button
cmSTOP button
cnPads 1 to 16
brSYNCHRO button
bsPHRASE button
btSAMPLING button
ckBANKq button
clBANKw button
cmSTOP button
cnPads 1 to 4
coSLOW/FAST, PORT buttons
cpPERCUSSION SECOND, 1-8/9-16 button
cqPERCUSSION THIRD button
crSliders
csINTRO1, 2 buttons
ctVARIATION/FILL-IN 1 to 4 buttons
dkBREAK button
dlFADE IN/OUT button
dmENDING1, 2 buttons
dnSYNCHRO START button
doSYNCHRO STOP button
dpa (start/stop) button
dqACCOMP ON/OFF button
drBANK button
dsREGISTRATION 1 to 8 buttons
dtSTORE button
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EN-6
General Guide
Back
AUDIO VOLUME
controller
LINE OUT R, L/MONO jacks
MIDI OUT/THRU, IN terminals
USB port
PEDAL1 jack
AUDIO IN jack
DC 24V terminal
LINE IN R, L/MONO jacks
MIC IN jack
MIC VOLUME controller
PEDAL2, EXPRESSION jack
Insert the bottom of the music stand into the groove on
the top of the Digital Keyboard’s console.
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses
high-precision technology that provides a pixel yield in
excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small
number of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all
times. This is due to the characteristics of the liquid
crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Perform the following procedure when you want to
return the Digital Keyboard’s stored data and settings
to their initial factory defaults.
1. Turn off the Digital Keyboard.
2. While holding down the 7 TEMPO w, q
buttons, press the 1 P button.
• The Digital Keyboard will turn on and initialize its
internal system. You will be able to use the Digital
Keyboard in a short while.
• See “Turning Power On or Off” (page EN-7) for
information about turning power on and off.
You can download the separate “Tutorial Manual” and
“Appendix”* from the website below.
http://world.casio.com/
* Tone and rhythm lists
* Installing the Music Stand
LCD Panel
Returning the Digital
Keyboard to Its Factory
Default Settings
Separate Tutorial Manual
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EN-7
English
Power Outlet
Your Digital Keyboard runs on standard household
power. Be sure to turn off power whenever you are not
using the Digital Keyboard.
Use only the AC adaptor (JEITA Standard, with unified
polarity plug) that comes with this Digital Keyboard.
Use of a different type of AC adaptor can cause
malfunction of the Digital Keyboard.
Specified AC Adaptor: AD-E24250LW
• Use the supplied power cord to connect the AC
adaptor as shown in the illustration below.
Note the following important precautions to avoid
damage to the power cord.
During Use
• Never pull on the cord with excessive force.
• Never repeatedly pull on the cord.
• Never twist the cord at the base of the plug or
connector.
During Movement
• Before moving the Digital Keyboard, be sure to
unplug the AC adaptor from the power outlet.
During Storage
• Loop and bundle the power cord, but never wind it
around the AC adaptor.
• Never connect the AC adaptor (JEITA Standard,
with unified polarity plug) that comes with this Digital
Keyboard to any other device besides this Digital
Keyboard. Doing so creates the risk of malfunction.
• Make sure the Digital Keyboard is turned off before
plugging in or unplugging the AC adaptor.
• The AC adaptor will become warm to the touch after
very long use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
• Use the AC adaptor so its label surface is pointed
downwards. The AC adaptor becomes prone to
emitting electromagnetic waves when the label
surface is facing upwards.
1. Press the 1 P button to turn on power.
• Do not touch the keyboard, pedals, or buttons while
the startup screen is on the display. Doing so will
cause malfunction.
• Use the Digital Keyboard’s VOLUME controller (2)
to adjust the volume.
2. To turn off the Digital Keyboard, hold down
the 1 P button until the Digital Keyboard’s
display goes blank.
• The message shown below may appear while data is
being saved to Digital Keyboard memory or
immediately after you turn on the Digital Keyboard.
Never turn off the Digital Keyboard while this
message is displayed.
• Pressing the 1 P button to turn off power actually
puts the Digital Keyboard into a standby state.
Minute amounts of current continue to flow within
the Digital Keyboard in the standby state. If you do
not plan to use the Digital Keyboard for a long time
or if there is a lightning storm in your area, be sure
to unplug the AC adaptor from the power outlet.
Using an AC Adaptor
Household power outlet
Power cord
DC 24V terminal AC adaptor
• Configuration and type depends on
your geographic location.
Turning Power On or Off
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EN-8
Power Outlet
This Digital Keyboard is designed to turn off
automatically to avoid wasting power after no
operation is performed for a preset amount of time.
The Auto Power Off trigger time is about four hours.
• You can disable Auto Power Off, if you want. For
details, see “Auto Power Off” under “SYSTEM
SETTING Screen” (page EN-55).
Auto Power Off
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EN-9
English
Connections
• Before connecting headphones, be sure to use the
Digital Keyboard’s 2 VOLUME controller to turn the
volume down to a low level. After connecting, you
can adjust the volume to the level you want.
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack. Connecting
headphones to the PHONES jack cuts off output to the
speakers, which means you can practice even late at
night without bothering others. To protect your
hearing, make sure that you do not set the volume level
too high when using headphones.
• Be sure to push the headphones plug into the
PHONES jack as far as it will go. If you don’t, you
may hear sound from only one side of the
headphones.
• If the plug of the headphones you are using does not
match the PHONES jack, use the applicable
commercially available adaptor plug.
• If you are using headphones that require an adaptor
plug, make sure you do not leave the adaptor
plugged in when you unplug the headphones. If you
do, nothing will sound from the speakers when you
play.
You can connect audio equipment or a music amplifier
to the Digital Keyboard and then play through external
speakers for more powerful volume and better sound
quality.
• While sound output from the speakers is disabled,*
the Digital Keyboard automatically optimizes sound
for headphones and LINE OUT listening. During
speaker output, it automatically switches to
optimization for listening with speakers.
* Plug inserted into the PHONES jack or “Speaker”
SYSTEM SETTING Screen (page EN-55) turned
off.
• Whenever connecting a device to the Digital
Keyboard, first use the VOLUME controller to set the
volume to a low level. After connecting, you can
adjust the volume to the level you want.
• Whenever you connect any device to the Digital
Keyboard, be sure to read the user documentation
that comes with the device.
Connecting Headphones
fk PHONES jack
Headphones
Front
Connecting Audio Equipment
or an Amplifier
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
4
1
3
2
Guitar amplifier
Keyboard amplifier, etc.
Standard plug
Standard jack
LEFT (White)
RIGHT (Red)
MIDI sound source, etc.
Pin plug
Audio amplifier AUX IN jack, etc.
Smartphone, etc.
Stereo mini plug
AUDIO VOLUME controller
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EN-10
Connections
An external source connected to LINE IN R (right) is
output from the Digital Keyboard’s right speaker,
while a source connected to LINE IN L/MONO is
output from the left speaker. Use commercially
available connection cords that match the equipment
being connected to. When an external source is
connected to LINE IN L/MONO only, the input is
output from both speakers.
You can connect a smartphone or other music player to
AUDIO IN.
Use the AUDIO VOLUME controller to adjust the
volume level of sound input from the AUDIO IN
terminal. This volume level cannot be adjusted using
the 2 VOLUME controller.
• Digital Keyboard built-in effects (reverb, chorus,
DSP) are also applied to sound input from the LINE
IN/MIC IN terminal. LINE IN/MIC IN input can be
recorded with the Audio Recorder.
• Digital Keyboard built-in effects (reverb, chorus,
DSP) are not applied to AUDIO IN terminal input.
AUDIO IN input cannot be recorded with the
Audio Recorder.
Use commercially available cables to connect the
external audio equipment to the Digital Keyboard’s
LINE OUT jacks as shown in Figure . LINE OUT R
jack output is right channel sound, while LINE OUT
L/MONO jack output is left channel sound. It is up to
you to purchase connecting cables like the ones shown
in the illustration for connection of audio equipment.
Normally in this configuration you must set the audio
equipment’s input selector to the setting that specifies
the terminal (such as AUX IN) to which the Digital
Keyboard is connected. Use the Digital Keyboard’s
VOLUME controller to adjust the volume level.
Use commercially available cables to connect the
amplifier to the Digital Keyboard’s LINE OUT jacks as
shown in Figure . LINE OUT R jack output is right
channel sound, while LINE OUT L/MONO jack
output is left channel sound. Connecting to the
LINE OUT L/MONO jack only outputs a mixture of
both channels. It is up to you to purchase a connecting
cable like the one shown in the illustration for
connection of the amplifier. Use the Digital Keyboard’s
VOLUME controller to adjust the volume level.
You can connect an optionally available or
commercially available microphone* to the MIC IN
terminal and output the sound from the microphone
thorough the Digital Keyboard’s speakers.
* Use a dynamic microphone.
You can adjust the volume level of microphone input
with the MIC VOLUME controller. Microphone
volume control is independent from overall keyboard
volume.
• Before connecting a microphone, make sure that the
Digital Keyboard and microphone are turned off.
• Before connecting, set both the VOLUME and MIC
VOLUME controllers to low levels. Adjust volume
settings to appropriate levels after connecting the
microphone.
Using the Digital Keyboard to Produce
Sounds from an External Source
(Figures  and )
Connecting to Audio Equipment
(Figure )
Connecting to a Musical Instrument
Amplifier (Figure )
Outputting Sound from a Microphone
MIC VOLUME controller
MIC IN jack
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Connections
EN-11
English
Use only accessories that are specified for use with this
Digital Keyboard.
Use of unauthorized accessories creates the risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury.
• You can get information about accessories that are
sold separately for this product from the CASIO
catalog available from your retailer, and from the
CASIO website at the following URL.
http://world.casio.com/
Bundled and Optional
Accessories
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EN-12
Operations Common to All Modes
When you turn on the Digital Keyboard, a MENU
screen and a MAIN screen (which shows the current
setup) appear on the display. You can use these screens
to configure a variety of different functions. A quick
palette of navigation icons along the right side of the
display are for navigating between screens.
■ MENU screen
Touching a menu icon displays a screen for configuring
tone, rhythm, and other settings.
■ MAIN screen
The MAIN screen is for checking and modifying main
settings. Current settings are shown along the bottom
of the screen.
USB flash drive mounted
Speakers off
Chord
Tempo
Measure
Beat
Transpose
Split point
Registration bank
■ Quick Palette
The Quick Palette is always displayed along the right
side of the screen. Touch the Quick Palette icons to
navigate between screens.
You can tell the currently selected items and operation
enabled icons by their colors;
Red: Currently selected or turned on
Blue: Operation enabled
All of the screens in this manual show MZ-X500
screens.
Example: Pops groups “16 Beat 1” selected
• The meanings of symbols that appear after data is
recorded or edited are explained below.
! : Unsaved data
*: Saved data
Unsaved data ( ! ) will be discarded if you exit the
editing or recording operation by selecting a different
number. If you do not want edited data to be
discarded, be sure to save it before doing anything
else.
Using the Display Screen
Display Screen Layout
Displays the next page. Quick Palette
Displays the MAIN
screen.
Returns to the
previous screen.
      
Displays the
MENU screen.
Quick Palette


Screen Contents
bm MENU: Displays the MENU screen.
bn MAIN: Displays the MAIN screen.
bo EXIT: Returns to a previous screen.
Goes to the next group.
Goes to the previous or next page.
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Operations Common to All Modes
EN-13
English
Your Digital Keyboard has a touch panel. You can use
the touch panel to configure a variety of different
functions.
• Do not perform touch panel operations with a sharp
or hard pointed object. Doing so can damage the
LCD.
Touch
Press the display lightly with your finger.
Swipe
Swipe the display from left to right with your finger.
Swiping a MENU screen changes to another page of
menu items.
You can touch the keys of an on-screen touch keyboard
to input data file names. The Digital Keyboard
supports input of alpha characters and symbols.
Shows the letters you input.
Selects the character type.
Moves the cursor forward and back.
Deletes the letter to the left at the cursor.
Input letters at the cursor position.
Inputs a space at the cursor position.
Performing Operations
To use the touch panel
To input text characters
  



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EN-14
Operations Common to All Modes
An item that can be selected using a list is indicated by
the “” icon.
1. Touch the item whose setting you want to
change.
2. On the list that appears, touch the item to
which you want to change.
A setting value that can be changed is indicated by a
“ ” icon. You can use either of the two procedures
below to change a setting value.
■ To change a setting value using buttons or a
dial operation
1. Touch the item whose setting you want to
change.
2. Use the bp VALUE dial or the 9 w/NO,
q/YES buttons to change setting value.
• Holding down either of the 9 w/NO, q/YES
buttons scrolls through values at high speed.
• Pressing the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons at the same
time returns the setting to its initial default.
To select an item in a list To change a setting value
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Operations Common to All Modes
EN-15
English
■ Performing Screen Operations
1. Touch the item whose setting you want to
change to select it.
2. Touch the numeric input icon.
This causes a soft keyboard to appear on the display.
3. Use the soft keyboard to input numbers.
To toggle a function between on or off, touch its item or
icon.
Shows the value you input.
Touch to delete an input value.
Touch to close the value input window.
Touch to input numbers.
Touch to register an input value.
To toggle a function on or off
Numeric keyboard icon
Soft keyboard
 
 

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EN-16
Demo Song
1. Press the 8 TONE button and bk RHYTHM
button at the same time.
This will start sequential playback of the demo songs,
starting from song 1.
• You can use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to
change to another demo song.
2. Press the dp a button.
This stops demo song playback.
Playback of the demo songs will continue in an endless
loop until you press the dp a button to stop it.
• Only the operations described above can be
performed while demo song playback is in progress.
dp
8 bk
9
Playing the Demo Tunes
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Playing with Different Tones
Your Digital Keyboard comes with a large collection of
tones. You can select a tone and play it on the
keyboard.
• Refer to the separate “Appendix” for details about
tones.
1. In the 3 TONE area, press the button of the
tone group that contains the tone you want.
• This will display the tone group on the UPPER 1
TONE SELECT screen.
• Touching the subgroup icon displays subgroup
tones.
• To select a part and change its tone setting, touch
“Select” on the TONE screen before performing the
above operation, and then select a part (Upper 1,
Lower 1, etc.) For details, see the separate “Tutorial”
manual.
• You can display the UPPER 1 TONE SELECT screen
from any other screen by pressing a button in the 3
TONE area.
• On the MAIN screen, you can touch “Upper 1”
and then use the UPPER 1 TONE SELECT
screen to select a tone.
2. Touch the tone you want to use.
• You can navigate between tone group pages by
touching “ ” or “ ”.
• If you touching the Upper 1 icon to turn it off,
nothing will sound when you press a keyboard key.
You can split the keyboard so the left side (lower
range) plays one tone and the right side (upper range)
plays a different tone.
• On a split keyboard, a tone assigned to the low range
is called a “split tone” (Lower 1).
Example: “LA Piano” is selected for the main tone, and
“Acoustic Bass 1” is selected for the split tone
1. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This displays the MAIN screen.
2. Touch “Upper 1” and then select the main
tone.
bm
bn
bo
56
3 7
9
Selecting a Tone with the
TONE Buttons
Subgroup
Splitting the Keyboard
between Two Tones
Lower 1
Lower 2
Upper 1
Upper 2
Split tone:
Acoustic Bass 1
Main tone:
LA Piano
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3. On the MAIN screen, touch “Split”.
This turns on split.
4. Touch “Lower 1”.
This displays the TONE SELECT screen.
5. Touch the group that contains the tone you
want to use as the split tone.
• Use the tone group buttons in the 3 TONE area to
select the tone group you want.
6. Touch the tone you want to use as the split
tone.
7. On the screen, touch bn MAIN to return to
the MAIN screen.
8. To unsplit the keyboard and return it to a
single tone, touch “Split” on the MAIN screen.
This unsplits the keyboard.
• You can layer both the main tone and the split tone
with another by turning on layer (page EN-19). You
can also configure the layer setting after turning on
the split.
• Turning off Upper 1, Upper 2, Lower 1, or Lower 2
by touching its icon will mute the applicable tone.
• When tones with DSP are assigned as both the main
tone and the split tone, the effect of one of the tones
becomes disabled.
• If you use the 3 TONE area buttons to select a tone
group, you can specify whether you want to directly
select tones of the Upper 1 and 2, the Lower 1 and 2,
and other parts. For details, see “TONE Screen”
under “Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings”
(page EN-50).
You can use the procedure below to specify the
location on the keyboard where it splits between the
left side and the right side. That location is called the
“split point”.
1. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This displays the MAIN screen.
2. Touch “Split Point”.
3. Use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to
specify the split point, which is the leftmost
key of the upper range.
• You can also specify the split point by touching and
holding “Split Point” as you press the desired
keyboard key.
• You can also turn each part (Upper 1, 2 and Lower 1,
2) on or off, and change the range of each part. For
details, see “TONE Screen” under “Configuring
Digital Keyboard Settings” (page EN-50).
To move the keyboard split point
Low Range High Range
Split Point
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You can layer two different tones so they play at the
same time when you press a keyboard key.
• The Upper 1 tone is called the “main tone”, while the
Upper 2 tone is called the “layered tone”.
1. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This displays the MAIN screen.
2. Select the main tone.
3. Touch the Upper 2 icon.
This turns on layer and layers the two tones.
4. Touch the “Upper 2” tone.
This displays the TONE SELECT screen.
5. Touch the group that contains the tone you
want to use as the layer tone.
6. Touch the tone you want to use as the layer
tone.
7. On the screen, touch bn MAIN to return to
the MAIN screen.
8. To unlayer the keyboard and return to a
single tone, touch the Upper 2 icon on the
MAIN screen.
This unlayers the tones.
• You can adjust the balance between the main tone
and layered tone.
See “Adjusting the Keyboard Volume Balance”
(page EN-19).
• Touching the Upper 1 or Upper 2 icon will turn off
the applicable tone so it does not sound.
• When tones with DSP are assigned as both the main
tone and the layered tone, the effect of one of the
tones becomes disabled.
Use this procedure to adjust the volume balance
between the main tone and the layered tone.
1. On the screen, touch bm MENU.
This displays the MENU screen.
2. Touch “BALANCE”.
3. Touch the tone you want to adjust and then
use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to adjust
volume.
Upper 1: Main tone
Upper 2: Layered tone
Lower 1: Split (main) tone
Lower 2: Split (layered) tone
4. On the screen, touch bn MAIN to return to
the MAIN screen.
• For other BALANCE screen settings, see
“BALANCE Screen” under “Configuring Digital
Keyboard Settings” (page EN-52).
1. Press the 5 METRONOME button.
This starts the metronome.
2. Press the 5 METRONOME button again to
stop the metronome.
This stops the metronome.
Layering Two Tones Adjusting the Keyboard
Volume Balance
Using the Metronome
Flashes in time with the beat.
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You can specify from 0 to nine beats per measure for
the metronome.
Specifying 0 will cause each beat to be indicated by the
same sound. This setting lets you practice with a steady
beat.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “SYSTEM
SETTING”.
2. Touch “Metronome Beat”.
3. Use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to
select a beats per measure value.
4. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This returns to the MAIN screen.
You can use the following procedure to adjust the
volume level of the metronome, without affecting the
volume of keyboard output.
1. On the screen, touch bm MENU.
This displays the MENU screen.
2. Touch “BALANCE”.
3. Touch “Metronome Volume”.
4. Use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to
adjust the metronome volume setting (0 to
127).
5. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This returns to the MAIN screen.
There are two different methods you can use to change
the tempo setting: using the 7 TEMPO w, q
buttons for gradual change, or by tapping a beat with
the 6 TAP TEMPO button (tap input).
■ Method 1:
To adjust the tempo setting using the 7
TEMPO w, q buttons
1. Use the 7 TEMPO w, q buttons to adjust
the tempo setting.
Each press of a button increases or decreases the tempo
value (beats per minute) by one.
• Holding down either button changes the value at
high speed.
• You can specify a tempo value in the range of 20 to
255.
■ Method 2:
To adjust the tempo by tapping a beat (tap
input)
1. Tap the 6 TAP TEMPO button a number of
times at the tempo you want to set.
• The tempo setting will change in accordance with
your tapping.
• After you use this method to specify the approximate
tempo, you can then use the procedure under “To
adjust the tempo setting using the 7 TEMPO w,
q buttons” to adjust the setting to a more exact
value.
To change the beats per measure
Adjusting the Balance between
Metronome and Keyboard Volume
(Metronome Volume)
Changing the Tempo Setting
Tap two or more times.
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With the arpeggiator, you can play various arpeggios
and other phrases automatically by simply pressing
keys on the keyboard. You can select from a number of
different arpeggio options, including playing
arpeggios from a chord, playing various phrases
automatically, and more.
1. On the MENU screen, touch
“ARPEGGIATOR”.
This displays the ARPEGGIATOR screen.
2. To enable the arpeggiator, touch “ ”.
• You can also toggle the arpeggiator between on and
off by touching “Arpeggiator” on the MAIN screen.
3. Touch the displayed arpeggio name.
4. Touch the arpeggiator type you want to use.
5. Touch bo EXIT to return to the
ARPEGGIATOR screen.
6. Configure arpeggiator settings as required.
7. On the keyboard, play a chord or a single
note.
Arpeggio is played in accordance with the currently
selected arpeggiator type and the note(s) you play.
8. To disable the arpeggiator, touch “ ”.
• You can edit an arpeggio phrase as desired. For
details, see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
Sounding Arpeggio Phrases
Automatically (Arpeggiator)
Item Description Setting
Arpeggiator
Part
You can specify either Upper or
Lower as the keyboard that
plays the arpeggio.
Upper All,
Upper 1,
Upper 2,
Lower All,
Lower 1,
Lower 2
Hold ON: The arpeggio will continue
to play even after keyboard
keys are released.
OFF: The arpeggio will play
while keyboard keys are
pressed.
One Touch Touching “One Touch”
automatically selects the tone
recommended for the currently
selected arpeggiator type. The
tone is assigned to the part
selected by Arpeggiator Part.
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Controlling Sounds
Connecting a pedal lets you perform pedal operations
that add various effects during your performances.
Some representative effects are described below. You
can also assign a variety of other functions to the pedal.
For details, see “CONTROLLER Screen” under
“Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings” (page EN-56).
 Damper Pedal
Pressing the damper pedal while playing will cause the
notes you play to reverberate.
 Soft Pedal
Pressing this pedal suppresses notes played on the
keyboard after the pedal was pressed, and makes them
sound softer.
 Sostenuto Pedal
Only the notes of the keys that are depressed when this
pedal is pressed are sustained, even if the keyboard
keys are released, until the pedal is released.
 Expression Pedal
You can use a pedal to control the volume level and
effect application.
Your Digital Keyboard has two pedal jacks.
■ To connect to the pedal jack
Depending on the type of operation you want the
pedal to perform, connect the pedal’s cable either to the
Digital Keyboard’s PEDAL1 jack or PEDAL2/
EXPRESSION jack.
Back
• Use a commercially available expression pedal that
meets the specifications below.* Note that the
polarity of the pedals of some manufacturers is
different from the polarity required by this Digital
Keyboard.
* Operation has been verified for the pedals below.
Roland EV-5 (Set minimum volume to “0”.)
KURZWEIL CC-1
FATAR VP-25, VP-26
eq
8
bn
eo ep
bq
Using a Pedal Connecting a Pedal
Pedal jacks
10KΩ ±20%
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You can sustain notes producing the same effect as that
produced by pressing a sustain pedal.
1. While playing, press the eq SUSTAIN button.
This causes the button lamp to light.
• The sustain effect (note sustained even after its
keyboard key is released) is applied to notes played
on the keyboard while the lamp is lit.
• You can change the part to which the effect is applied
when you press the eq SUSTAIN button. Before
pressing the eq SUSTAIN button in the step above,
touch “Advanced” on the SYSTEM SETTING screen,
and then select Upper 1 or Lower 1 for the “Sustain
Button Target” setting. For details, see the separate
“Tutorial” manual.
You can use the pitch bend wheel to slide the pitch of
notes smoothly upwards and downwards. This
capability makes it possible to reproduce saxophone
and electric guitar choking effects.
1. While playing a note on the
keyboard, rotate the er PITCH
BEND wheel on the left of the
keyboard upwards or
downwards.
The amount the note bends depends on
how much you rotate the pitch bend
wheel.
• Do not touch the pitch bend wheel as
you turn on the Digital Keyboard.
• You also can configure pitch bend wheel operation
by specifying the amount of pitch change at
maximum rotation in either direction. See
“CONTROLLER Screen” (page EN-56) for more
information.
You can modify notes even while you are playing. Each
tone is preset with effects that are appropriate for it.
1. While playing on the keyboard with your right
hand, use your left hand to operate the es
MODULATION wheel or the bq K1 or K2
knobs.
The amount effect applied depends on how much the
applicable control is moved.
• Do not touch the wheel or knobs as you turn on the
Digital Keyboard.
• You can change the effects and functions assigned to
the modulation wheel and knobs. See
“CONTROLLER Screen” under “Configuring
Digital Keyboard Settings” (page EN-56).
Sustaining Notes
Using the Pitch Bend Wheel
Modifying Notes with the
Modulation Wheel and/or
Knobs
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1. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This displays the MAIN screen.
2. On the MAIN screen, touch the knob whose
setting you want to change.
3. Change the setting.
For detailed information about settings, see
“CONTROLLER Screen” under “Configuring Digital
Keyboard Settings” (page EN-56).
• Two targets can be assigned to a knob. When there
are two targets assigned to a knob, the display
shows the first target and its setting.
• When there is a control change (CC) or other MIDI
message that can be assigned to each part assigned
to the first target, the display shows the setting of
Part 1.
You can use the nine sliders (cr) for easy adjustment
of the volume balance and some tone parameters of the
variety of sounds that make up the tones below.
• Drawbar Organ Tones:
Volume of each harmonic overtone
• Hex Layer Tones (MZ-X500 only):*
Volume of each of the six component tones
* A Hex Layer Tone is a rich ensemble tone created
by layering up to six tones. Hex Layer Tones are
included in the Hex Layer group and Bass Synth
group on the TONE SELECT screen.
Your Digital Keyboard comes with a built-in virtual
wheel drawbar organ function that lets you modify
tones just as you would on a drawbar organ. The nine
sliders, which correspond to drawbars, can be used to
change harmonic overtone level settings, and to add
percussion and click sounds for real-time sound
creation as you play.
• co SLOW/FAST button:
Switches the rotary effect rotation speed.
• cp PERCUSSION SECOND,
cq PERCUSSION THIRD buttons:
Adds 2nd overtone or 3rd overtone percussion to the
drawbar organ for metallic sound with a strong
attack.
1. In the Drawbar Organ group, select the tone
you want.
2. Shift the sliders upwards and downwards to
adjust the feet settings.
To change a function assigned to a knob
Using the Sliders
Current setting, Assigned target
co cp cq cr
Adjusting Drawbar Organ Tones
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The sound source of this Digital Keyboard is capable of
sounding multiple parts simultaneously. Each part can
be controlled individually, and each part can be
assigned a different tone.
The mixer can be used to assign tones and to configure
other settings for each part, to configure global effect
settings applied to all parts, and to configure other
detailed settings.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “MIXER”.
This displays the MIXER screen.
2. Press the co PORT button to select port A,
B, or C.
• You can also select a port by touching “PORT” on the
screen. For details about ports, see the separate
“Tutorial” manual.
3. Use the cp 1-8/9-16 button to select which
group of eight parts (01 through 08, or 09
through 16) whose settings you want to
configure.
• Each press of the cp 1-8/9-16 button toggles the
selection between parts 01 through 08 (The button is
unlit) and parts 09 through 16 (The button is lit).
• Buttons for four of the parts in the group you select
will appear along the top of the MIXER screen.
• Parts 01 through 08 can be modified while the cp 1-8/
9-16 button lamp is unlit, while parts 09 through 16
tones can be modified while the lamp is lit.
4. Shift the cr sliders to change the setting of
the corresponding part.
The MIX slider on the far right changes the settings of
all the parameters.
• For information about parameters that can be
modified on the MIXER screen, see “MIXER Screen”
under “Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings” (page
EN-57).
The transpose feature lets you raise or lower the overall
pitch of the Digital Keyboard in semitone steps. You
can use this feature to adjust keyboard tuning to a key
that better matches a vocalist, another musical
instrument, etc.
1. Use the eo TRANSPOSE w, q buttons to
change the setting value.
• You can change the tuning of the keyboard within the
range of –12 to 00 to +12.
• Pressing the eo TRANSPOSE w, q buttons at the
same time changes the setting to 0.
• The current transpose setting is shown on the MAIN
screen.
• For information about tuning the pitch in Hertz
units, see “SYSTEM SETTING Screen” under
“Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings” (page
EN-55).
Using the Mixer
Changing the Pitch of Notes
(Transpose, Octave Shift)
Transposing the Keyboard Semitone
Units
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You can change the pitch of the keyboard in octave
units. This comes in handy when playing music that
exceeds the range of the keyboard.
1. Use the ep OCTAVE w, q buttons to
change the keyboard pitch in octave units.
• The setting range for this operation is ±3 (–3 octaves
to +3 octaves).
• You can check the current pitch setting on the TONE
screen, which is displayed by pressing the 8 TONE
button in the SETTING area.
• Pressing the ep OCTAVE w, q buttons at the
same time returns the pitch to its initial factory
default setting.
• To select a part and change its pitch setting, touch
“Advanced” on the SYSTEM SETTING screen before
performing the above operation, and then use
“Octave Button Target” to select a part (Upper 1,
Lower 1, etc.) For details, see the separate “Tutorial”
manual.
Changing the Pitch in Octave Units
(Octave Shift)
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Using Auto Accompaniment
With Auto Accompaniment, simply select the
accompaniment rhythm you want and the matching
accompaniment (drums, guitar, etc.) will play
automatically when you play a chord with your left
hand. It’s like having your own personal backup group
along with you wherever you go.
You can edit built-in rhythms and produce original
rhythms (user rhythms) and save them in memory. For
details, see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
1. In the 4 RHYTHM area, press the button of
the rhythm group that contains the rhythm
you want.
The RHYTHM SELECT screen will appear with a list of
rhythms in the selected rhythm group.
• Touching the subgroup icon displays subgroup
rhythms.
• You can display the RHYTHM SELECT screen from
any other screen by pressing a button in the 4
RHYTHM area.
2. Touch the rhythm you want to use.
• You can navigate between rhythm group pages by
touching “ ” or “ ”.
• You can also display the RHYTHM SELECT screen
by touching the rhythm name displayed for
“Rhythm” on the MAIN screen.
3. Use the 7 TEMPO w, q buttons to adjust
the tempo setting.
• For information about the tempo adjustment method,
see “Changing the Tempo Setting” (page EN-20).
• To return a rhythm to its recommended tempo
setting, press the 7 TEMPO w, q buttons at the
same time.
4. Press the dq ACCOMP ON/OFF button so its
lamp is lit.
This turns ACCOMP on, so all accompaniment parts
sound.
• Turning ACCOMP off so the ACCOMP lamp is unlit
causes only the percussion instrument parts (Drums,
Percussion) to sound.
• Each press of the button toggles ACCOMP between
on and off.
bm
bn
dkdl dndo dq
dp
bk
7
4
cs dm
ct
Playing an Auto
Accompaniment
Lit
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5. Press the dn SYNCHRO START button.
This puts Auto Accompaniment into “synchro
standby”. Playing a chord during synchro standby will
cause Auto Accompaniment to start to play
automatically.
• Next, pressing an cs INTRO 1, 2 button or a ct
VARIATION/FILL-IN 1 to 4 button will enter intro
or variation standby. For details about intro and
variation patterns, see “Modifying Auto
Accompaniment Patterns” (page EN-30).
6. Play a chord on the Auto Accompaniment
keyboard (left-side keyboard).
Auto Accompaniment will start playing when you play
the chord.
• To start percussion part play without playing a
chord, press the dp a button.
Example: To play a C chord
7. Play other chords with your left hand as you
play the melody with your right hand.
• You can use “CASIO Chord” or other simplified
chord fingering modes to play chords. For details, see
“To select a chord fingering mode” in the following
section.
• You can also modify Auto Accompaniment patterns
using the ct VARIATION/FILL-IN 1 to 4 buttons,
the dk BREAK button, and the dl FADE IN/OUT
button. For details, see “Modifying Auto
Accompaniment Patterns” (page EN-30).
8. When you are finished, press the dp a
button to stop Auto Accompaniment.
• Pressing the dm ENDING 1, 2 button instead of the
dp a button will play an ending pattern before
stopping Auto Accompaniment play. For details
about ending patterns, see “Modifying Auto
Accompaniment Patterns” (page EN-30).
• You can adjust the volume level of the Auto
Accompaniment, without affecting the volume of
Digital Keyboard output. For details, see
“BALANCE Screen” (page EN-52).
• You can change the size of the Auto Accompaniment
keyboard using the split function to move the split
point (page EN-18). The keyboard keys to the left of
the split point are the Auto Accompaniment
keyboard.
Flashing
Auto Accompaniment keyboard
Melody keyboard
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You can select from among the following five chord
fingering modes.
Fingered 1
Fingered 2
Fingered 3
CASIO Chord
Full Range
1. On the MENU screen, touch “RHYTHM”.
2. Touch “Chord Input Type”.
3. Touch the chord input method you want to
use.
This changes to the selected chord input method.
■ Fingered 1, 2, 3
With these three chord fingering modes, you play
chords on the chord keyboard using their normal
chord fingerings. Some chord forms are abbreviated,
and can be fingered with one or two keys.
For information about the types of chords you can
finger and their fingerings, see the “Fingering Guide”
(page A-1).
■ CASIO CHORD
With “CASIO Chord”, you can use simplified
fingerings to play the four types of chords described
below.
When pressing more than one chord keyboard key,
makes no difference whether the additional keys are
white or black.
■ FULL RANGE CHORD
With this chord fingering mode, you can use the full
range of the keyboard to play chords and the melody.
For information about the types of chords you can
finger and their fingerings, see the “Fingering Guide”
(page A-1).
To select a chord fingering mode
Fingered 1: Play the component notes of the chord on the
keyboard.
Fingered 2: Unlike Fingered 1, 6th input is not possible with
this mode.
Fingered 3: Unlike Fingered 1, this mode allows input of
fraction chords with the lowest keyboard note as
the bass note.
Auto Accompaniment keyboard
Melody keyboard
Chord Type Example
Major Chords
Press one key, whose note
corresponds to the chord
name.
• To play C Major, press any
C key in the chord
keyboard. The octave of the
note does not matter.
C (C Major)
Minor Chords
Press the chord keyboard key
that corresponds to the major
chord, while also pressing one
other chord keyboard key to
the right.
Cm (C minor)
Seventh Chords
Press the chord keyboard key
that corresponds to the major
chord, while also pressing
two other chord keyboard
keys to the right.
C7 (C seventh)
Minor Seventh Chords
Press the chord keyboard key
that corresponds to the major
chord, while also pressing
three other chord keyboard
keys to the right.
Cm7 (C minor seventh)
Auto Accompaniment keyboard
Melody keyboard
CC DE F
# b
E F#GAb
A B
Bb
CC DE F
E
# b
Note name
CC DE F
# b
E F#GAb
A B
Bb
CC DE F
E
# b
CC DE F
# b
E F#GAb
A B
Bb
CC DE F
E
# b
CC DE F
# b
E F#GAb
A B
Bb
CC DE F
E
# b
Melody keyboard
Auto Accompaniment keyboard
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Using Auto Accompaniment
The different types of Auto Accompaniment phrases
(patterns) are shown in the illustration below. You can
switch between patterns during accompaniment play
and even modify patterns.
cs INTRO 1, 2 buttons:
Press at the beginning of a song. Two intro patterns are
provided. Auto Accompaniment normally proceeds to
Variation 1 automatically after the intro pattern is
complete. If you press a different variation button
before pressing an intro button, Auto Accompaniment
will proceed to the selected variation after the intro
pattern is complete.
ct VARIATION/FILL-IN 1 to 4 buttons:
The Digital Keyboard has four built-in rhythm
variations. Pressing the same button again while its
variation pattern is sounding will play a fill-in pattern
that momentarily modifies the rhythm.
dk BREAK button:
Inserts an interval of silence into an Auto
Accompaniment that is playing. Pressing this button
while Auto Accompaniment is playing will stop Auto
Accompaniment until the beginning of the next
measure. From there, Auto Accompaniment play
returns to normal.
dl FADE IN/OUT button:
• FADE IN: Gradually increases volume as Auto
Accompaniment starts. If Auto Accompaniment is
not playing, pressing this button causes the button
to light. Next, pressing a cs INTRO 1, 2, dn
SYNCHRO START, do SYNCHRO STOP, or ct
VARIATION/FILL-IN 1 to 4 button starts Auto
Accompaniment play as the volume level is raised.
The button lamp becomes unlit when the volume
reaches normal level.
• FADE OUT: Gradually decreases volume as Auto
Accompaniment ends. If Auto Accompaniment is
playing, pressing this button causes the button to
light, and volume is gradually decreased as Auto
Accompaniment ends. The button lamp becomes
unlit when Auto Accompaniment ends.
• FADE IN and FADE OUT also affect not only Auto
Accompaniment, but also the volume of notes
played on the keyboard.
dm ENDING 1, 2 buttons:
These buttons sound an ending rhythm pattern at the
end of a song. Two ending patterns are provided.
dn SYNCHRO START button:
While this button is lit, Auto Accompaniment will start
when you play a chord on the keyboard.
do SYNCHRO STOP button:
While this button is lit, Auto Accompaniment and
rhythm stop simultaneously when Auto
Accompaniment keyboard keys are released. The dn
SYNCHRO START button automatically lights after
Auto Accompaniment is complete.
• For details about other rhythm settings, see
“RHYTHM Screen” under “Configuring Digital
Keyboard Settings” (page EN-51).
Modifying Auto Accompaniment Patterns
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cs ct dk
do dp dq
dm dn
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One-Touch Preset gives you one-touch access to tone
and tempo settings that go well with the currently
selected Auto Accompaniment rhythm pattern.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “RHYTHM”.
This displays the RHYTHM screen.
• You can also display the RHYTHM screen by
pressing the bk RHYTHM button.
2. Touch “One Touch”.
This configures tone, tempo, and other settings to
match the currently selected rhythm pattern.
At this time, Auto Accompaniment play also will go
into synchro standby, which means that Auto
Accompaniment will start to play automatically when
you finger a chord.
3. Play a chord on the keyboard.
This will start Auto Accompaniment play.
• One-Touch Presets are not supported for user
rhythms. For information about user rhythms, see
the separate “Tutorial” manual.
Auto Harmonize lets you add harmony to melody
notes you play with your right hand for more melodic
depth. You can select any one of 12 Auto Harmonize
types.
1. On the screen, touch bn MAIN.
This displays the MAIN screen.
2. Touch “Auto Harmonize” to turn it on.
3. Touch bm MENU.
4. On the MENU screen, touch “RHYTHM”.
5. Touch “Auto Harmonize Type”.
6. Touch the Auto Harmonize type you want to
use.
7. Play chords and the melody on the keyboard.
Harmony will be added to your melody notes based on
the chords you play.
Using Recommended Tones
and Tempos (One-Touch
Presets)
Adding Harmony to Melody
Notes (Auto Harmonize)
Type Name Description
Duet 1 Adds close (separated by two to four
degrees) 1-note harmony below the
melody note.
Duet 2 Adds open (separated by more than 4 to 6
degrees) 1-note harmony below the
melody note.
Country Adds country style harmony.
Octave Adds the note from the next lower octave.
5th Adds the fifth degree note.
3-Way Open Adds 2-note open harmony, for a total of
three notes.
3-Way Close Adds 2-note close harmony, for a total of
three notes.
Strings Adds harmony that is optimal for strings.
4-Way Open Adds 3-note open harmony, for a total of
four notes.
4-Way Close Adds 3-note close harmony, for a total of
four notes.
Block Adds block chord notes.
Big Band Adds big band style harmony.
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Using Pads
You can assign various sampled sound or short
phrases* to the Digital Keyboard’s pads. You can
sound what is assigned to pads individually, you can
sound multiple pads at the same time. A collection of
pad sounds is called a “bank”.
* The MZ-X500 (only) also has built-in chord
progressions that can be used as Auto
Accompaniments.
You can assign short phrases to the Digital Keyboard’s
pads, which you can then play along with Auto
Accompaniment. These phrases can be used to add
accents to your performance or to Auto
Accompaniment.
You can also automatically assign phrases that are
appropriate for the currently selected tone (Upper 1) to
pads with the touch of a button.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “PAD”.
This displays the PAD screen.
2. On the PAD screen, touch the bank name
you want to select.
This displays the PAD BANK SELECT screen.
3. On the PAD BANK SELECT screen, touch
the “Phrase” category.
4. Touch the bank you want.
5. Tap a pad (cn) to hear the phrase assigned
to it.
• Removing your finger from a pad causes the phrase
to stop. For information about how to sustain a
phrase when the pad is released, see “Configuring a
Pad to Remain Depressed (Hold Function)” (page
EN-35).
1. Press the bs PHRASE button.
This assigns phrases to the pads that are appropriated
for the current Upper 1 tone.
2. Tap a pad (cn) to hear the phrase assigned
to it.
dndo
bs
bt
ck
cl
cn
Playing Back Short Phrases
To select a short phrase with the PAD
screen
To assign phrases appropriate for the
Upper 1 tone
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Use the procedures in this section to assign sampled
sounds to pads and to sound the samples.
You can also automatically assign sampled sounds that
are appropriate for the currently selected tone
(Upper 1) to pads with the touch of a button.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “PAD”.
This displays the PAD screen.
2. On the PAD screen, touch the bank name
you want to select.
This displays the PAD BANK SELECT screen.
3. On the PAD BANK SELECT screen, touch
the “Sampling” category.
4. Touch the bank you want.
5. Tap a pad (cn) to hear the sample assigned
to it.
• Removing your finger from a pad that has a long
sample causes the sound to stop. For information
about how to sustain a sound when the pad is
released, see “Configuring a Pad to Remain
Depressed (Hold Function)” (page EN-35).
1. Press the bt SAMPLING button.
You can use the procedure below to assign sampled
sounds that match the selected Upper 1 tone to pads
automatically.
2. Tap a pad (cn) to hear the sound assigned to
it.
• Banks can also be switched using the ck BANK q
and cl BANK w buttons (MZ-X300 only).
You can tap a pad while Auto Accompaniment play is
in progress to play Auto Accompaniment in
accordance with the chord progress assigned to the
pad. You can also automatically assign chord
progressions that are appropriate for the currently
selected Auto Accompaniment to pads with the touch
of a button.
1. On the PAD BANK SELECT screen, touch
the “Chord” category.
2. Touch the bank you want.
3. While Auto Accompaniment is playing, tap a
pad (cn).
The chord progression assigned to the pad you tap is
reflected in the Auto Accompaniment.
Sounding Sampled Sounds
To select a sampled sound with the PAD
screen
Bank name
Category
To assign sampled sounds appropriate
for the Upper 1 tone
Specifying an Auto
Accompaniment Chord
Progression (Chord Play)
(MZ-X500 only)
To select a short phrase with the PAD
screen
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1. Press the ck CHORD button.
This assigns chord progressions that match the
currently selected Auto Accompaniment to the pads.
2. While Auto Accompaniment is playing, tap a
pad (cn).
The chord progression assigned to the pad you tap is
reflected in the Auto Accompaniment.
• An assigned chord progression can be a single chord
or a full progression of multiple chords. For details,
see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
You can use the procedures in this section to assign
different types of data (sample, phrase, chord
progression) to pads. The ability to use multiple
functions simultaneously greatly expands the potential
of performances using pads.
You can also automatically assign functions that are
appropriate for the currently selected tone (Upper 1)
and/or Auto Accompaniment to pads with the touch
of a button.
1. On the PAD BANK SELECT screen, touch
the “Multi” category.
2. Touch the bank you want.
3. Tap a pad (cn).
An operation in accordance with the function assigned
to the pad is performed.
1. Press the cl MULTI button.
This assigns functions that match current settings to
pads.
2. Tapping a pad (cn) performs the operation of
the function assigned to it.
Perform the procedure below change the function
assigned to a pad.
1. On the PAD screen, touch the number of the
pad whose function you want to change.
2. Touch the data name.
This displays the PAD DATA SELECT screen.
3. Touch a category in the top line of the PAD
DATA SELECT screen, and then touch a
subcategory in the second line.
This displays a list of pad data.
4. Touch the data you want to use.
To assign chord progressions that match
the selected Auto Accompaniment
Assigning Multiple Functions
(MZ-X500 only)
To select a short phrase with the PAD
screen
To assign functions that match current
settings
Changing the Function of a
Specific Pad
Data name
Subcategory
Category
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This section explains how to use the loop function and
hold function. You can also change the settings of other
functions. For details, see the separate “Tutorial”
manual.
You can use the loop function to play back the same
sample or phrase repeatedly.
1. On the PAD screen, touch the number of the
pad whose setting you want to configure.
2. Touch “Loop” to turn it on.
3. Press and hold the pad whose setting you
changed.
This will repeatedly play the sampled sound or phrase.
• With the MZ-X500, you can also use the loop
function for chord progressions.
With the Hold Function, you can ensure that a long
sample or phrase is played back even if you release a
pad after pressing it.
1. On the PAD screen, touch the number of the
pad whose setting you want to configure.
2. Touch “Hold” to turn it on.
3. Tap the pad whose setting you changed.
This will cause the pad to behave as if you have kept it
depressed.
• While a pad for which “Hold” has been turned on is
playing back, tapping the pad again will stop
playback.
• With the MZ-X500, you can also use the hold
function for chord progressions.
A bank whose pad functions have been changed can be
saved as a user bank.
1. Touch “PAD BANK EDIT”.
This displays the PAD BANK EDIT screen.
2. On the PAD BANK EDIT screen, touch
“Write”.
3. After inputting the bank name, touch “Enter”.
4. Touch the destination user bank.
If a user bank already contains data, there will be an
asterisk (*) next to the bank name.
5. Touch “Execute”.
If the selected bank does not have any data stored to it,
the message “Sure?” will appear. If it does have data
stored to it, the message “Replace?” will appear.
6. Touch “Yes”.
If the selected bank has data stored to it, existing data
will be overwritten with the new data.
You can use the operation below to stop pad playback
when you have multiple pads with the Hold Function
enabled playing back at the same time.
1. Press the do SYNCHRO STOP button.
This stops all pads that are currently playing.
Changing Pad Settings
Repeating Pad Playback (Loop Function)
Configuring a Pad to Remain Depressed
(Hold Function)
Saving a Bank
Stopping Playback of All Pads
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Use the procedure below to synchronize Auto
Accompaniment and pad playback start timing
automatically. Phrase and/or sample playback is
performed simultaneously with the start of Auto
Accompaniment, which enables richer sound and more
powerful impact that is not possible with normal Auto
Accompaniment.
1. While holding down the dn SYNCHRO
START button, tap the pad you want to
synchronize with.
This will cause the pad and the dn SYNCHRO START
button lamp to start to flash. (MZ-X500 only: Pad will
flash.)
2. Starting Auto Accompaniment will also start
playback of the synchronized pad at the
same time.
• Enable the pad’s Hold Function if the pad has a long
sample, phrase, or chord progression assigned to it.
• You can repeat step 1 as many times as required to
synchronize with multiple pads, if you want.
You can use the procedures in this section to record a
sampled sound, phrase, or chord progression to each
pad.
1. On the PAD screen, select the pad to which
you want to record the sampled sound.
2. Touch “0” (REC).
This displays the PAD RECORD SELECT screen.
3. Touch “Sampling”.
This displays the PAD RECORD WAIT screen.
4. On a device connected to the LINE IN or MIC
IN terminal, play the sound you want to
record.
This automatically starts recording.
• To stop recording, touch “Y” (STOP).
5. Press the pad you specified in step 1.
This will playback the sample you recorded.
• You can also record keyboard play, Auto
Accompaniment, or MIDI recorder playback.
• Sampling stops automatically after the allowable
sampling time elapses.
1. On the PAD screen, select the pad to which
you want to record the phrase.
2. Touch “0” (REC).
This displays the PAD RECORD SELECT screen.
3. On the PAD RECORD SELECT screen,
touch “Phrase”.
This displays the PAD RECORD WAIT screen.
4. On the keyboard, play the phrase you want to
record.
This automatically starts recording.
• To stop recording, touch “Y” (STOP).
5. Press the pad you specified in step 1.
This starts playback of the phrase you selected.
Synchronizing Pads with
Accompaniment
Recording Data to a Pad
To record a sampled sound
To record a phrase
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1. Select an Auto Accompaniment chord
fingering mode.
• For details, see “To select a chord fingering mode”
(page EN-29).
2. On the PAD screen, select the pad to which
you want to record the chord progression.
3. Touch “0” (REC).
This displays the PAD RECORD SELECT screen.
4. On the PAD RECORD SELECT screen,
touch “Chord”.
This displays the PAD RECORD WAIT screen.
5. Play a chord with the Auto Accompaniment
keyboard.
This will automatically record the chord progression.
For information about how to use the Auto
Accompaniment keyboard, see “Playing an Auto
Accompaniment” (page EN-27).
• To stop recording, touch “Y” (STOP).
6. While the Auto Accompaniment is playing,
press the pad that you selected in step 2 as
the recording destination.
This will cause the recorded chord progression to be
reflected in the accompaniment.
If you don’t save recorded data, it will be deleted
automatically the next you perform a record operation.
1. While the data you want to save is recorded
to a pad, touch “PAD EDIT” on the PAD
screen.
This displays the PAD DATA EDIT screen.
2. On the PAD DATA EDIT screen, touch
“Write”.
3. After inputting the data name, touch “Enter”.
4. Touch the save destination user data and
then touch “Execute”.
5. Touch “Yes”.
• To cancel the save operation, touch “No”.
To record a chord progression
(MZ-X500 only)
To save recording data
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Music Presets
Music Presets provide you with one-touch tone,
rhythm, chord, and other settings that are optimized
for specific musical genres and songs.
In addition to built-in presets, you can create your own
original Music Presets (user presets). For information
about user presets, see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “MUSIC
PRESET”.
This displays the MUSIC PRESET screen and turns on
Auto Chord.
2. Touch the preset name.
3. Touch the group that contains the preset you
want to recall and then touch the preset
name.
This configures the Digital Keyboard with the settings
(tone, rhythm, etc.) of the selected preset.
4. Press the dp a button to start Auto
Accompaniment with the preset chord
progression. Play the melody on the
keyboard.
• The preset chord progression repeats until you stop it
by pressing the dp a button again.
• Touching “Auto Chord” to turn it off turns off the
preset chord progression, which enables play of the
normal Auto Accompaniment pattern.
• To change the key of a preset chord progression,
touch “Key Shift” and then use the 9 w/NO, q/
YES buttons to make the change.
• To turn off Auto Chord, press the dq ACCOMP
ON/OFF button.
• For details about the settings for a recalled preset,
see the separate Appendix.
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dp
9
Recalling Preset Data
Flashing
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Registering Tone and Rhythm Setups
Registration memory lets you store Digital Keyboard
setups (tone, rhythm, etc.) for instant recall whenever
you need them. Registration memory simplifies
performance of complex pieces that require successive
tone and rhythm changes.
You can have up to 96 setups in Registration memory
at one time. To select a setup, use the dr BANK button
and ds REGISTRATION buttons 1 through 8.
• Press the dr BANK button and then use the 9 w/
NO, q/YES buttons to change the bank number.
• Pressing a ds REGISTRATION button (1 through
8) selects the corresponding area in the currently
selected bank.
• Refer to the separate Appendix for details.
1. Configure the Digital Keyboard with the tone,
rhythm, and other settings you want to save.
2. While holding down the dt STORE button,
perform the operation below.
Use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons to select the bank
where you want to store the data, and then press a ds
REGISTRATION button (1 through 8) to specify an
area.
The data will be saved to the bank and area you specify.
Example: Bank 4, Area 1
dr dt ek
9
ds
Area 1 Area 2 ... Area 7 Area 8
Bank 1 Setup 1-1 Setup 1-2 ... Setup 1-7 Setup 1-8
Bank 2 Setup 2-1 Setup 2-2 ... Setup 2-7 Setup 2-8
.
.
.
.
.
.
...
.
.
.
.
Bank 12 Setup 12-1 Setup 12-2 ... Setup 12-7 Setup 12-8
dr ds
To save registration data
dt
ds
Bank
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Registering Tone and Rhythm Setups (Registration)
1. Press the dr BANK button to select the bank
that contains the setup you want to recall.
• The currently selected bank and area numbers are
shown on the MAIN screen and button lamps.
2. Press the button (ds REGISTRATION 1 to 8)
of the area whose setup you want to recall.
This recalls the registration memory setup and
automatically configure the Digital Keyboard settings
accordingly.
Example: When recalling the registration data in Bank 4,
Area 1
• You can also navigate between registration areas by
pressing the pedal. For details, see the separate
“Tutorial” manual.
■ Disabling Overwrite of Specific Settings
(Freeze Function)
Recalling setup data registered to an area button
normally causes the applicable Digital Keyboard
settings to be overwritten by the recalled settings.
With the Freeze Function, you can disable overwriting
of specific setting items whenever setup data is
recalled.
1. On the menu screen, touch
“REGISTRATION”.
2. On the REGISTRATION screen, touch “Filter
Edit”.
3. Touch the items you want to remain
unchanged (overwrite disabled) when you
recall setup data.
An item that is “On” is overwrite disabled.
4. Press the ek FREEZE button.
This causes the button’s lamp to light.
5. Press an area button to recall the setup data
registered to it.
While the ek FREEZE button lamp is lit, any item
whose filter setting is “On” will not be overwritten
when registered setup data is recalled.
To recall a registration setup
Lit
Lit
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Recording and Playback
Your Digital Keyboard can record what you play on the keyboard and play it back when you want. The Digital
Keyboard has two recording functions: a MIDI Recorder and an Audio Recorder. Select the function that suits the
needs for the type of recording you want to make.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. takes no responsibility for any damages, lost profits, or claims by third parties
arising from the deletion of recorded data due to malfunction, repair, or for any other reason.
■ Recording Features
MIDI Recorder Audio Recorder
Keyboard performance information is recorded as MIDI data*
to a system track or 16 tracks (storage areas for keyboard
performance data) in Digital Keyboard memory.
Keyboard performance information is recorded to a USB flash
drive as audio data.
• Keyboard performance information (keyboard keys press/
release, touch pressure, etc.) is recorded as MIDI data.
• The size of MIDI data is much smaller when compared with
audio data, making it easier to edit later on a computer, etc.
• Supported recording capacity: 100 songs approximately
50,000 notes per song (total of all tracks)
• Like a portable music player or tape recorder, notes are
recorded as audio data.
• Audio data files are much larger compared to MIDI data
files. The advantage of audio data files is that they can be
easily played back on a computer, portable music player,
etc.
• Supported recording capacity: Up to 100 files, each file up to
a maximum length of 90 minutes
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MIDI
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■ Playback Features
* MIDI
MIDI is short for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface”. It is a universal standard that makes it possible for
musical instruments, computers, and other devices to exchange performance information (keyboard key press/
release, touch pressure, etc.) regardless of manufacturer. Performance data in this case is called “MIDI data”.
MIDI Recorder Audio Recorder
Playback plays the system track and tracks 1 through 16.
• With the MIDI Recorder, the Digital Keyboard automatically
performs playback using its internal sound source in
accordance with the performance information recorded as
MIDI data.
You can play back audio data from a USB flash drive.
• The Audio Recorder plays back the waveform of sound
recorded as audio data.
MIDI Recorder Audio Recorder
What you can do...
Record to one track while playing back from the other track
System Track Keyboard play
3
While playing
back...
Track 1 Keyboard play
·
·
·
What you can do...
Record performance while playing back a song recorded
with the MIDI Recorder
MIDI Recorder
song playback
+ Keyboard play 3 Record
Record input of an external device connected to the LINE
IN or MIC IN terminal along with Digital Keyboard
performance and playback
• AUDIO IN terminal input is not recorded.
What you can do...
Play on the keyboard along with playback of tracks
System Track 3 While playing back...
Track 1 3 While playing back...
Keyboard play
What you can do...
You can play along on the keyboard while the audio data is
playing.
Playback of a song on a
USB flash drive
+ Keyboard play
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Perform the steps below to record your keyboard play
to Digital Keyboard Memory.
1. Configure the tone, rhythm, and other
settings you want to use.
• The settings you configure here will be included as
part of the recorded MIDI data.
• For details about the type of input that can be
recorded, see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
2. On the MENU screen, touch “MIDI
RECORDER”.
3. Touch “0”.
This turns on the recorder and enters record mode.
• Each touch of “0” cycles through modes as shown
below.
Playback mode
Recording mode
4. Touch “New Data”.
This enables recording of new data to the system track.
5. Play something on the keyboard.
Recording starts as soon as you play something.
• You can also start recording by touching “”.
• You also can configure the Digital Keyboard so Auto
Accompaniment is included in the recorded data.
• The em MIDI a button is lit while recording is in
progress.
6. After you finish recording, touch “Y”.
This causes the el REC MODE button and em MIDI
a button lamps to become unlit, and enters the
playback mode.
• You can also enter the recording mode by pressing
the el REC MODE button and then touching
“MIDI RECORDER”. This method can be used to
enter the recording mode only for making a new
recording.
• Recording memory capacity is approximately 50,000
notes per song. When remaining capacity is 100 or
fewer notes, the em MIDI a button lamp will
flash at high speed. Recording will stop
automatically when the allowable limit is reached.
• Your Digital Keyboard has a variety of other
recording and editing functions, such as track
recording for individual Auto Accompaniment
parts, punch-in recording for re-recording of as
specific section of the an Auto Accompaniment. etc.
For details, see the separate “Tutorial” manual.
• The Digital Keyboard has memory for 100 songs.
• If power to the Digital Keyboard is cut off while
recording is in progress, everything you recorded up
to that point will be lost. Take care so power is not
turned off accidentally during recording operations.
Recording to Digital Keyboard
Memory (MIDI Recorder)
Unlit
Lit Flashing
Unlit: Playback mode
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1. On the MENU screen, touch “MIDI
RECORDER”.
2. Touch the data name.
3. Touch “User Data Edit”.
4. Touch “Delete”.
5. Touch the data you want to delete.
6. Touch “Execute”.
7. Touch “Yes”.
This deletes the MIDI data you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, touch “No”.
You can use the procedure below to perform auto play
of MIDI data (MIDI recording data or SMF files) stored
in Digital Keyboard memory or on a USB flash drive,
and practice along on the keyboard.
• For information about loading a USB flash drive on
the Digital Keyboard and importing MIDI data to
Digital Keyboard memory, see “Loading Data from
a USB Flash Drive to Digital Keyboard Memory”
(page EN-64).
1. On the MENU screen, touch “MIDI
RECORDER”.
This displays a MIDI RECORDER screen.
2. Touch the file name.
3. Touch the “User” tab to play back MIDI data
stored in Digital Keyboard memory or the
“Media” tab to play back from a USB flash
drive.
4. Touch the MIDI data you want to play.
5. Touch “”.
This starts playback.
• You can also start playback by pressing the em MIDI
a button.
• The operations below are supported while MIDI data
is playing back, during playback standby, or while
playback is paused.
6. To stop playback, touch “Y”.
• You can also stop playback by pressing the em MIDI
a button.
To delete recorded data
To play MIDI data
This icon: Does this:
Performs repeat play. Each touch of an
icon cycles the setting in the following
sequence: 1 song repeat 3 All song
repeat 3 Off.
Y Returns to the beginning of a song.
s Rewinds. A single touch rewinds one
measure, holding down performs
continuous rewind.
d Fast forwards. A single touch fast
forwards one measure, holding down
performs continuous fast forward.
k Pauses or resumes the currently playing
MIDI data.
The icon flashes while playback is
paused.
a Starts playback MIDI data or stops
playback.
0 Toggles between the recording mode and
playback mode.
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You can change the volume level of the MIDI data auto
play only, without affecting the volume of the
keyboard. For details, see “BALANCE Screen” under
“Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings” (page EN-52).
You can configure the Digital Keyboard to repeat the
section of a song you want to practice. You could, for
example, specify repeat play from measure 5 to
measure 8.
1. Touch “”.
This starts auto play.
2. When play reaches the beginning of the
section you want to repeat, touch “Set A”.
This makes the measure where you touched “Set A” the
“start measure”.
• You can also make fine adjustments to the start point.
After touching “Measure”, “Beat”, or “Tick” for Point
A, you can then use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons
to adjust.
3. When play reaches the end of the section you
want to repeat, touch “Set B”.
This makes the measure where you touched “Set B” the
“end measure”.
• You can also make fine adjustments to the end point.
After touching “Measure”, “Beat”, or “Tick” for Point
B, you can then use the 9 w/NO, q/YES buttons
to adjust.
4. Touch “A-B Repeat” to enable repeat
playback.
This starts repeat playback of the specified section.
5. To disable repeat playback, touch “A-B
Repeat” again, which will return to normal
playback.
• To clear the start measure and end measure settings,
touch “Reset A-B”.
To adjust the Balance between Playback
and Keyboard Volume (MIDI Volume)
To repeat playback of a specific section
(Repeat)
Beginning End
Repeated measures
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Recording and Playback
Anything played on the Digital Keyboard is recorded
to the USB flash drive as audio data (WAV files*). If
you play along on the Digital Keyboard as you play
back data stored in Digital Keyboard memory, the
memory playback and your keyboard play are both
recorded to USB flash drive.
* Linear PCM, 16bit, 44.1 kHz, Stereo
• Each new recording of audio data to a USB flash
drive is automatically assigned a new file name, so
existing data is not overwritten.
• Never remove the USB flash drive while Audio
Recorder recording or playback is in progress. Doing
so can corrupt the data on the USB flash drive and
damage the USB flash drive port.
PREPARATION
• Be sure to format the USB flash drive on the Digital
Keyboard before using it. See “USB Flash Drive” on
page EN-61 for more information.
1. Insert the USB flash drive into the Digital
Keyboard’s USB flash drive port.
• When you perform a USB flash drive operation or
turn on the Digital Keyboard while a USB flash drive
is plugged in, the Digital Keyboard initially needs to
perform a “mounting” sequence to prepare for data
exchange with the USB flash drive. Digital Keyboard
operations may be momentarily disabled while a
mounting sequence is being performed. While the
mounting process is in progress, the message “Media
Mounting” will be displayed on the display. It may
take up to 10 or 20 seconds or even longer for a USB
flash drive to be mounted. Do not attempt to perform
any operation on the Digital Keyboard while a
mounting sequence is in progress. A USB flash drive
needs to be mounted each time it is connected to the
Digital Keyboard.
2. On the MENU screen, touch “AUDIO
RECORDER”.
3. Touch “0”.
This turns on the recorder and enters recording mode.
• Each touch of “0”cycles through modes as shown
below.
Playback mode
Recording mode
4. Start playing something on the keyboard.
This will cause recording to the USB flash drive to start.
• You can also start recording by touching “”.
• The en AUDIO a button is lit while recording is
in progress.
5. To stop recording, touch “Y”.
• Do not remove the USB flash drive from the USB
flash drive port while the en AUDIO a button
lamp is lit or flashing. Doing so will interrupt
recording and may corrupt data.
• You can also enter the recording mode by pressing
the el REC MODE button and then touching
“AUDIO RECORDER”.
Recording to a USB Flash
Drive (Audio Recorder)
To record keyboard play to a USB flash
drive
Unlit
Lit Flashing
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1. On the MENU screen, touch “AUDIO
RECORDER”.
2. Touch “0” to enter the recording mode.
3. Touch “”.
4. Press the em MIDI a button.
• This starts playback of the Digital Keyboard’s
memory contents. Play along on the keyboard.
5. To stop recording, touch “Y”.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “AUDIO
RECORDER”.
• The above step is not necessary if you are playing
back recorded data immediately after recording it
(while the AUDIO RECORDER screen is displayed).
2. Touch the file name.
This displays the audio file selection screen.
3. Touch the song you want to play.
4. Touch “”.
This starts playback of the selected song.
• You can also start playback by pressing the en
AUDIO a button.
• The en AUDIO a button is flashing while
playback is in progress.
• The operations below are supported while audio data
is playing back, during playback standby, or while
playback is paused.
Note that rewind (s) and fast forward (d)
operations are supported only while audio data is
playing back or while playback is paused.
To record keyboard play with playback
from Digital Keyboard memory
Lit Flashing
To play along with data recorded on a
USB flash drive
This icon: Does this:
Prev Plays the previous audio data.
Next Plays the next audio data.
Y Returns to the beginning of a song.
s Rewinds. A single touch rewinds one
second, holding down performs
continuous rewind.
d Fast forwards. A single touch fast
forwards one second, holding down
performs continuous fast forward.
k Pauses or resumes the currently playing
audio data.
The icon flashes while playback is
paused.
a Starts playback from the beginning of
audio data or stops playback.
0 Toggles between the recording mode and
playback mode.
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5. To stop the song, touch “Y”.
• You can also stop playback by pressing the en
AUDIO a button.
This effect lets you eliminate (delete or reduce the
volume of) the vocal part of a song. Note that this
function cancels the sound in the center position of the
audio, which may (depending on how the original
audio was mixed) end up canceling something else
other than the vocal part. How the effect is applied
depends on the audio being played back.
Files can be deleted one at time.
• The procedure below deletes all of the data of the
selected song. Note that the delete operation cannot
be undone. Check to make sure you really do not
need the data in Digital Keyboard memory before
you perform the following steps.
1. On the MENU screen, touch “AUDIO
RECORDER”.
2. Touch the file name.
3. Touch “Delete”.
4. Touch the data you want to delete.
5. Touch “Execute”.
6. Touch “Yes”.
This deletes the audio data you selected.
• To cancel the delete operation, touch “No”.
Center Cancel (Vocal Cut)
To delete an audio file from a USB flash
drive
Center Cancel (vocal cut)
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Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings
On the MENU screen, you can change the selected tone
and rhythm, and also change the keyboard key and
touch settings, pedal and MIDI settings, and more. This
means you can tailor Digital Keyboard operation to
suit your particular needs.
1. On the MENU screen, touch the menu for the
settings you want to configure.
2. Touch the item whose setting you want to
change.
3. Use the bp VALUE dial or the 9 w/NO,
q/YES buttons to change the setting.
bp
8
6
9 bq
Configuring Digital Keyboard
Settings
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Configuring Digital Keyboard Settings
■ TONE Screen
Use this screen to configure tone and other keyboard settings.
• You can also display the TONE screen by pressing the 8 TONE button.
Item Description Setting
Upper 1, Upper 2, Lower 1, Lower 2 Turns each part on or off, and specifies its tone. Off, On
Edit Use these settings to edit tones. See the separate
“Tutorial” manual.
Select Selects a part for tone editing. See the separate
“Tutorial” manual.
Octave Change the range of each part in octave units. –3 to 0 to 3
Position Toggles a tone between Upper and Lower. Upper, Lower
Feet
(When a drawbar organ tone is selected)
Adjusts the harmonic overtone level of each tone footage (16'
to 1').
0 to 8
Volume
(When a Hex Layer Tone is selected)
Adjusts the volume of each layer. 0 to 127
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