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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Keyboard
  • Model/name: WK-6500
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

Table of Contents

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CTK6000/WK6500E1B
USER’S GUIDE
Please keep all information for future reference.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the keyboard, be sure to read the
separate “Safety Precautions”.
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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 WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: CTK-6000/WK-6500
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.
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Important!
Please note the following important information before using this product.
• Before using the optional AC Adaptor to power the unit, 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.
• Never attempt to recharge batteries.
• Do not use rechargeable batteries.
• Never mix old batteries with new ones.
• Use recommended batteries or equivalent types.
• Always make sure that positive (+) and negative (–) poles are facing correctly as indicated near the battery compartment.
• Replace batteries as soon as possible after any sign they are getting weak.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
• The product is not intended for children under 3 years.
• Use only a CASIO AD-A12150LW adaptor.
• The AC adaptor is not a toy.
• Be sure to disconnect the AC adaptor before cleaning the product.
This mark applies in EU countries only.
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
● Any reproduction of the contents of this manual, either in part or its entirety, is prohibited. Except for your own, personal
use, any other use of the contents of this manual without the consent of CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws.
● IN NO EVENT SHALL CASIO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE
USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT, EVEN IF CASIO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
● The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
● The actual appearance of the product may be different from that shown in the illustrations in this User’s Guide.
● Company and product names used in this manual may be registered trademarks of others.
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Contents
General Guide ............................. E-4
Reading the Display ...........................................E-6
Modes.................................................................E-7
Menus.................................................................E-7
, Precautions while “Please Wait” is
displayed ............................................................E-7
Saving Settings ..................................................E-8
Returning the Digital Keyboard to Its
Factory Default Settings .....................................E-8
Getting Ready to Play ................ E-9
Preparing the Music Stand .................................E-9
Power Supply .....................................................E-9
Connections.............................. E-11
Connecting Headphones..................................E-11
Connecting a Pedal ..........................................E-11
Connecting a Microphone (WK-6500 only).......E-11
Connecting Audio Equipment or
an Amplifier ......................................................E-12
Bundled and Optional Accessories ..................E-12
Selecting and Playing a Tone.. E-13
To turn on Digital Keyboard power...................E-13
Listening to Demo Tunes .................................E-14
Selecting a Tone ..............................................E-14
Layering and Splitting Tones............................E-15
Raising and Lowering Keyboard Tuning
(Transpose) ......................................................E-18
Using Octave Shift............................................E-18
Using the Metronome .......................................E-19
Using the Pitch Bend Wheel.............................E-20
Selecting a Temperament and
Fine Tuning Its Scale........................................E-21
Playing Arpeggio Phrases Automatically
(Arpeggiator) ....................................................E-23
Using Auto Accompaniment ... E-24
Playing an Auto Accompaniment .....................E-24
Selecting a Chord Fingering Mode...................E-26
Modifying Auto Accompaniment Patterns.........E-27
Using One-Touch Presets ................................E-27
Using Auto Harmonize .....................................E-28
Using the Rhythm Editor ..................................E-29
Applying Effects to a Sound....E-32
Configuration of Effects.................................... E-32
Selecting an Effect........................................... E-34
Creating a User DSP ....................................... E-37
Using the Mixer .........................E-39
Mixer Overview ................................................ E-39
Mixer Operation ............................................... E-40
Mixer Parameter Settings ................................ E-42
Using the Tone Editor...............E-45
Tone Creation Overview .................................. E-45
Creating a User Tone....................................... E-46
Tone Parameter Settings ................................. E-48
Music Presets............................E-50
Using Music Presets ........................................ E-50
Creating a User Preset .................................... E-54
Editing a Chord Progression ............................ E-58
Saving Keyboard Setups to
Registration Memory ................E-62
To save a setup to registration memory........... E-63
To recall a setup from registration memory ..... E-63
Using the Song Sequencer ......E-64
Starting One-touch Recording (EASY REC).... E-64
What you can do with the song sequencer ...... E-66
Recording Individual Tracks............................. E-68
Using Panel Record to Rewrite
Song Header Settings...................................... E-72
Playing a Recorded Song ................................ E-73
Editing a Song.................................................. E-75
Editing a Track ................................................. E-79
Editing Events .................................................. E-81
Directly Inputting Note Events (Step Input)...... E-94
Using the Function Menu.........E-96
Using the Function Menu ................................. E-96
Function Menu Settings ................................... E-97
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Contents
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Using a Memory Card............. E-102
Loading and Removing a Memory Card.........E-103
Entering the Card Mode .................................E-103
Formatting a Memory Card.............................E-103
Saving Digital Keyboard Data to a
Memory Card..................................................E-104
Loading Data from a Memory Card ................E-106
To delete a file from a memory card...............E-107
To rename a file on a memory card................E-107
Playing a Music File from a Memory Card......E-108
Error Messages ..............................................E-111
Connecting to a Computer .... E-112
Minimum Computer System Requirements....E-112
Storing and Loading Digital Keyboard
Memory Data..................................................E-113
Reference ................................ E-114
Troubleshooting..............................................E-114
Specifications .................................................E-116
Operating Precautions....................................E-118
DSP Effect List ...............................................E-119
Fingering Guide..............................................E-124
Supported Input Characters ...........................E-124
Chord Example List ........................................E-125
Assigning a MIDI Channel to Each Part .........E-126
Parameter List ................................................E-127
MIDI Implementation Chart
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General Guide
• Illustrations in this User’s Guide show the WK-6500.
Back
Dial
L-1 - L-18 C-1 - C-13
R-1 - R-20
T-1 - T-8
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General Guide
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• In this manual, the term “Digital Keyboard” refers to the CTK-6000/WK-6500.
• This manual uses the numbers and names below to refer to buttons and controllers.
• The following explains the meanings of the # and $ symbols that appear on the product console and with the key names
below.
#: Indicates a function that is enabled by holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION) button when pressing a button. For example,
SONG SEQUENCER, # EDIT means that the EDIT function is enabled by depressing the R-13 (FUNCTION) button.
$ : Indicates a function that is enabled by holding down the button for some time. For example, METRONOME, BEAT $ means that the BEAT
function is enabled by holding down the button for some time.
L-1 POWER button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞13
L-2 VOLUME knob (CTK-6000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞13
MAIN VOLUME knob (WK-6500) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞13
L-3 MIC VOLUME knob (WK-6500 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞11
RHYTHM buttons
L-4 [A] POPS/ROCK/DANCE button . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 24
L-5 [B] JAZZ/EUROPEAN button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞24
L-6 [C] LATIN button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞24
L-7 [D] WORLD/VARIOUS,
MUSIC PRESET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞24,50
L-8 [E] PIANO RHYTHMS,
ONE TOUCH PRESET button . . . . . . . . . ☞24, 27, 50
L-9 [F] USER RHYTHMS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞24, 27
L-10 METRONOME, $BEAT button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞19
L-11 TEMPO w button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞19
L-12 TEMPO q, #TAP button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞19
RHYTHM/SONG CONTROLLER buttons
L-13 INTRO, REPEAT button . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞27, 74, 108
L-14 NORMAL/FILL-IN, sREW button . ☞14, 27, 73, 108
L-15 VARIATION/FILL-IN, dFF button . ☞14, 27, 73, 108
L-16 SYNCHRO/ENDING, PAUSE button ☞24, 27, 73, 108
L-17 START/STOP, PLAY/STOP,
DEMO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 24, 73, 108
L-18 ACCOMP ON/OFF, $CHORDS,
PART SELECT, DEMO button . . . . . ☞14, 24, 26, 109
C-1 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞6
C-2 RHYTHM EDITOR button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞29
C-3 SONG SEQUENCER, #EDIT button . . . . . ☞7, 68, 75
C-4 RECORD button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞64, 68, 69
C-5 MIXER, #EFFECT button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞34, 40
C-6 TONE EDITOR, #SCALE button . . . . . . . . . . ☞21, 46
C-7 CARD, #LOAD/SAVE button. . . . . ☞7, 103, 104, 106
Dial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞6, 14, 24
REGISTRATION buttons
C-8 BANK, DELETE button . . . . . . . . . . . ☞59, 62, 86, 93
C-9 1, INSERT button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞59, 62, 88, 94
C-10 2, COPY button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞62, 88
C-11 3, QUANTIZE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞62, 89
C-12 4, STEP button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞60, 62, 94
C-13 STORE, #MENU button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞7, 62
TONE buttons
R-1 [A] PIANO, 5 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88
R-2 [B] E. PIANO, 1 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88
R-3 [C] ORGAN, 2 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88, 89
R-4 [D] GUITAR, • button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88
R-5 [E] BASS, REST button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 94
R-6 [F] STRINGS button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14
R-7 [G] BRASS, 6 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88, 89
R-8 [H] REED/PIPE, 7 button . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88, 89
R-9 [I] SYNTH, 8 button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 88, 89
R-10 [J] OTHERS, , button . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 59, 88, 89
R-11 [K] GM/DRUMS, . button. . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 94
R-12 [L] USER TONES button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞14, 46
R-13 FUNCTION button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞96
R-14 NO/y/–, YES/t/+,
#TRANSPOSE buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞6, 14, 18, 24
R-15 EXIT button
R-16 ENTER button
R-17 u, t, y, i buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞7
R-18 AUTO HARMONIZE/ARPEGGIATOR,
$TYPE button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞23, 28
R-19 SPLIT button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞15
R-20 LAYER, $OCTAVE button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞15, 18
S-1 PITCH BEND wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞20
T-1 SD CARD SLOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞102
T-2 USB jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞112
T-3 SUSTAIN/ASSIGNABLE JACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞11
T-4 PHONES jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞11
T-5 AUDIO IN jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞12
T-6 DC 12V jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞9
T-7 MIC IN jack (WK-6500 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞11
T-8 LINE OUT R, L/MONO jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ☞12
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General Guide
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This section explains the contents of the Digital Keyboard’s
display screen.
1Detailed information area
This area displays a variety of information while the Digital
Keyboard is being used. Use this area to confirm proper
operation when changing values, when selecting a menu
item, and when performing other operations.
2Level meter area
This level meter shows the volume level of the notes that
are sounded when you play something on the keyboard or
when Auto Accompaniment is played. There are a total of
32 parts, 16 each in Group A and Group B. The L
indicator will be displayed in the lower left corner while
Group A parts are being indicated by the level meter, while
the M indicator will be displayed in the lower left corner
while Group B parts are being indicated.
For details about parts, see “How Parts are Organized”
(page E-39).
3Indicator areas
The indicator area shows such information as the current
mode (page E-7), the status of settings, the status of Auto
Accompaniment, and other information.
There are two types of indicators: text type indicators such
as :, and pointer (K) type indicators. In the case of
pointer type indicators, a setting or status is indicated by
the location of the K next to fixed text along the sides of the
display. For example, the location of the pointer (K) on the
right side of the display in the sample below indicates
REVERB.
4Registration bank area
This area shows the number of the currently selected
registration bank (page E-62).
5Chord area
This area shows the chord being played when Auto
Accompaniment (page E-24) or music preset (page E-50)
is being used. It also can display fraction chords by
showing the chord root (C, G, etc.) and type (m, 7th, etc.).
6Tempo, measure, beat area
Tempo is shown as the current setting value, as beats per
minute. Auto Accompaniment, the metronome (page
E-19), and other playback is performed at the tempo
shown here. The MEASURE and BEAT values are
counted up as Auto Accompaniment, the metronome, or
other playback progresses.
The item that is currently selected on a display screen is
indicated by thick brackets (%) and by a large dot (0). The
currently selected item is the one that is affected by the R-14
(–, +) buttons or dial operations.
On this screen, “RHYTHM” is selected because it is enclosed
by thick brackets. This indicates that the rhythm setting can be
changed.
On this screen, “Touch” is selected because the 0 is next to
it. This indicates that the value to the right of “Touch”, which is
enclosed in thick brackets, can be changed.
Reading the Display
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5
4
3
2
1
Currently Selected Item Indication
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General Guide
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Your Digital Keyboard has three modes: a rhythm mode, a
card mode, and a song sequencer mode. The currently
selected mode is shown as an indicator on the display.
• Rhythm mode (: indicator displayed)
The rhythm mode is the initial power on default mode. The
rhythm mode is the base mode, and it is the mode you
should enter when you want to play on the keyboard or use
Auto Accompaniment.
• Card mode (; indicator displayed)
Enter the card mode when you want to perform memory
card operations. See “Using a Memory Card” (page E-102)
for more information.
– In the rhythm mode, pressing the C-7 (CARD) button will
enter the card mode.
– In the card mode, pressing the C-7 (CARD) button or the
R-15 (EXIT) button will return to the rhythm mode.
• Song sequencer mode (< indicator displayed)
Enter the sequencer mode when you want to record
performances using the keyboard and Auto
Accompaniment, or to play back song data. For details, see
“Using the Song Sequencer” (page E-64).
– In the rhythm mode, pressing the C-3 (SONG
SEQUENCER) button will enter the song sequencer
mode.
– In the song sequencer mode, pressing the C-3 (SONG
SEQUENCER) button or the R-15 (EXIT) button will
return to the rhythm mode.
• After entering any mode besides the rhythm mode and
performing the operations you want, be sure to return
to the rhythm mode. The rhythm mode is the initial
power on default mode.
• Unless otherwise specifically noted, all of the
operations described in this user’s guide are
performed in the rhythm mode.
You can use the same operations to display mode and
function specific menus. To display a menu, hold down the
R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the C-13 (MENU)
button. For example, the “Performance” menu shown below
will appear if you perform the above operation while in the
rhythm mode. This menu provides instant access to
performance functions.
• The currently selected item is the one with the 0 next to it.
You can use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the 0 up
and down. You also can use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to
scroll between menu pages.
• To exit a displayed menu, press the R-15 (EXIT) button.
You may need to press the R-15 (EXIT) button more than
once in some cases.
• The menu items and operations for specific modes and
functions are described in each section of this user’s guide.
Never try to perform any operation, or insert or remove a
memory card while the message “Please Wait” is on the
display. Wait until the message disappears.
• “Please Wait” indicates that the Digital Keyboard is
performing a data save operation. Turning off the Digital
Keyboard or removing the memory card can cause Digital
Keyboard data to be deleted or become corrupted. It also
can cause the Digital Keyboard to fail to turn on when the
L-1 (POWER) button is pressed.
• If this happens, refer to “Troubleshooting” (page E-114).
Modes
C-7 (CARD) button
Rhythm mode
C-3 (SONG
SEQUENCER) button
C-7 (CARD) or
R-15 (EXIT) button
Card mode
Song sequencer mode
C-3 (SONG SEQUENCER) or
R-15 (EXIT) button
Menus
, Precautions while “Please
Wait” is displayed
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General Guide
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Your Digital Keyboard is equipped with a song sequencer and
other features that you can use to store data you create. This
stored data is retained even when the Digital Keyboard is
turned off.*
However, the tone, rhythm, and other settings you configure
on the Digital Keyboard’s console normally are returned to
their initial power on defaults whenever you turn off power.
You can configure the Digital Keyboard so it remembers its
latest setup or to apply a predetermined default setup each
time you turn it on. For details, see “AutoResume (Auto
Resume)” (page E-100) and “Default (Default Settings)” (page
E-100).
* The following data and settings are always retained even
when power is turned off.
– Registration setup data (page E-62)
– Song sequencer data (page E-64)
– User rhythm data (page E-29)
– User preset data (page E-54)
– User tone data (page E-45)
– User DSP data (page E-37)
– LCD Contrast setting (page E-99)
– Auto Resume setting (page E-100)
You can delete all data in keyboard memory and return all
keyboard parameters to their initial factory default settings.
For details, see “To initialize all data and settings (or
parameter settings only)” (page E-101).
Saving Settings
Returning the Digital Keyboard to
Its Factory Default Settings
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Getting Ready to Play
Prepare a household power outlet or batteries.
• Be sure to comply with the separate “Safety
Precautions”. Incorrect use of this product creates the
risk of electric shock and fire.
• Always make sure that the product is turned off before
plugging in or unplugging the AC adaptor, or before
loading or removing batteries.
Make sure that you use only the AC adaptor (JEITA Standard,
with unified polarity plug) specified for this product. Use of a
different type of AC adaptor can cause malfunction.
Specified AC Adaptor: AD-A12150LW
Use the supplied power cord to connect the AC adaptor as
shown in the illustration below.
• The AC adaptor will become warm to the touch after
very long use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
• To prevent breaking of the wire, take care to avoid
putting any type of load on the power cord.
• Never insert metal, pencils, or any other objects into
the product’s DC 12V jack. Doing so creates the risk of
accident.
Preparing the Music Stand
Power Supply
Music stand
Using a Household Power Outlet
No bending! No winding!
Household power outle
AC adaptor
T-6 (DC 12V) jack
Power cord
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Getting Ready to Play
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You can use six D-size batteries for power.
• Use alkaline or zinc-carbon batteries.
Never use oxyride or any other nickel based batteries.
1. Open the battery cover on the bottom of the
Digital Keyboard.
2. Load six D-size batteries into the battery
compartment.
• Make sure the positive + and negative - ends of the
batteries are facing as shown in the illustration.
3. Insert the tabs of the battery cover into the
holes on the side of the battery compartment,
and close the cover.
■ Low Battery Indication
The following shows the approximate battery life.
4 hours*
on alkaline batteries
* The above values are standard battery life at normal
temperature, with the volume at medium setting.
Temperature extremes or playing at very loud volume
settings can shorten battery life.
The indicators shown below start to flash to let you know
when battery power is low. Replace the batteries with new
ones.
Using Batteries
Tabs
Low battery indication (flashing)
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Connections
Using headphones cuts off output from the built-in speakers,
which means you can practice playing even late at night
without disturbing others.
• Be sure to turn down the volume level before connecting
headphones.
• Headphones do not come with the Digital Keyboard.
• Use commercially available headphones.
• Do not listen to very high volume output over
headphones for long periods. Doing so creates the risk
of hearing damage.
• If you are using headphones that require an adaptor
plug, make sure you do not leave the adaptor plugged
in when removing the headphones.
Connecting an optionally available pedal let’s you perform
pedal operations that add more versatility to your keyboard
play. For information about the types of effects that can be
applied by pressing the pedal, see “Ped.Assign (Pedal
Assign)” (page E-97).
You can connect a dynamic microphone (only) to the Digital
Keyboard for output thorough the Digital Keyboard’s
speakers.
• You can adjust the volume level of microphone input with
the L-3 (MIC VOLUME) knob. Microphone volume control
is independent of overall keyboard volume.
• Built-in effects (reverb, chorus, DSP) are also applied to
input from the microphone. You also can use the Mixer to
adjust how effects are applied, the speaker stereo pan
position, and other parameters.
For details, see “Selecting and Playing a Tone” (page E-13)
and “Using the Mixer” (page E-39).
• Before connecting a microphone, make sure that the
Digital Keyboard and microphone are turned off.
• Before connecting a microphone, set both the L-2
(MAIN VOLUME) and L-3 (MIC VOLUME) knobs to low
levels. Adjust volume settings to appropriate levels
after connecting the microphone.
Connecting Headphones
Connecting a Pedal
T-4 (PHONES) jack
T-3 (SUSTAIN/ASIGNABLE) jack
Connecting a Microphone
(WK-6500 only)
T-7 (MIC IN) jack
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Connections
E-12
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.
• Whenever connecting a device to the Digital Keyboard,
first use the L-2 (CTK-6000: VOLUME) (WK-6500: MAIN
VOLUME) knob 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.
Use commercially available connecting cords to connect the
external audio equipment to the Digital Keyboard’s T-8 (LINE
OUT) jacks as shown in Figure 1. 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
cords 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 L-2 (CTK-6000: VOLUME)
(WK-6500: MAIN VOLUME) knob to adjust the volume level.
Use a commercially available connecting cord to connect the
amplifier to either of the Digital Keyboard’s T-8 (LINE OUT)
jacks as shown in Figure 2. 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 connecting cord like the one shown in the illustration
for connection of the amplifier. Use the L-2 (CTK-6000:
VOLUME) (WK-6500: MAIN VOLUME) knob to adjust the
volume level.
Use a commercially available connecting cord to connect the
external audio equipment to the Digital Keyboard’s T-5
(AUDIO IN) jack as shown in Figure 3. The connecting cord
should have a stereo mini plug on one end and a plug that
matches the configuration of the external device on the other
end. Use the L-2 (CTK-6000: VOLUME) (WK-6500: MAIN
VOLUME) knob to adjust the volume level.
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/
Connecting Audio Equipment or
an Amplifier
Outputting Keyboard Notes to Audio
Equipment 1
Outputting Keyboard Notes to a Musical
Instrument Amplifier 2
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
Audio amplifier AUX IN jack, etc.
Pin plug
LEFT (White)
Standard plug
Guitar amplifier
Keyboard amplifier, etc.
RIGHT (Red)
Playing an External Device from the Digital
Keyboard 3
Bundled and Optional
Accessories
Stereo mini plug
Portable audio player, etc.
B
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1. Rotate the L-2 (CTK-6000: VOLUME) (WK-6500:
MAIN VOLUME) knob towards MIN to set the
volume to a low level.
2. Referring to “Connections” (page E-11),
connect headphones, amplifier, or other device.
3. Use the L-1 (POWER) button to turn on power.
• The Digital Keyboard display screen will appear as
shown below, which indicates that it is ready to play
with a piano tone (using initial power on default
settings).
• To turn off the Digital Keyboard, press the L-1
(POWER) button again.
• Under its initial configuration, the Digital Keyboard will
return to its default settings whenever you turn it off.
You can change the initial configuration to have the
Digital Keyboard remember its latest setup or to apply
a predetermined setup each time you turn it on. For
details, see “AutoResume (Auto Resume)” (page
E-100) and “Default (Default Settings)” (page E-100).
• The message “Please Wait” will remain on the display
while a data save operation is in progress. Do not
perform any other operation while it is displayed.
Turning off the Digital Keyboard or removing the
memory card can cause Digital Keyboard data to be
deleted or become corrupted. It also can cause the
Digital Keyboard to fail to turn on when the L-1
(POWER) button is pressed. If this happens, refer to
“Troubleshooting” (page E-114).
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 six
minutes under battery power and four hours under AC
adaptor power.
• Auto Power Off is enabled while “on” is selected for
“AutoPower (Auto Power Off)” (page E-99). The initial
default setting is “on”. To disable Auto Power Off, select
“oFF” for “AutoPower” (Auto Power Off).
• You also can use the procedure below to temporarily
suspend Auto Power Off while it is enabled.
L-1
L-1 L-4
L-4 R-1 R-12
R-1 R-12
L-17
L-17
L-18
L-18
L-2
L-2
R-19
R-19
R-14
R-14
R-20
R-20
L-14
L-14
L-15
L-15
R-1 - R-12
To turn on Digital Keyboard power
Auto Power Off
B
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■ To disable Auto Power Off
1. While the Digital Keyboard is turned on, press
the L-1 (POWER) button to turn it off.
2. While holding down the L-4 ([A] POPS/ROCK/
DANCE) button, press the L-1 (POWER) button
to turn on the Digital Keyboard.
• Auto Power Off will be disabled at this time.
• Turning off the keyboard after performing the above steps
will re-enable Auto Power Off.
1. While holding down the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/
OFF) button, press the L-17 (PLAY/STOP)
button.
• This starts demo tune play.
• The Digital Keyboard has a total of five demo tunes.
You also can use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
demo tune.
• Pressing the L-15 (dFF) button performs fast forward
play of the demo tune, while the L-14 (sREW) button
performs fast backward play. Holding down the L-14
(sREW) button until playback reaches the beginning
of the current song will stop playback there. Normal
playback will resume when you release the L-14
(sREW) button. Holding down the L-15 (dFF)
button continues fast forward playback, even after the
end of a song is reached.
• You can play along on the keyboard with demo tune
play. Note, however, that you cannot change the tone
assigned to the keyboard. Only the key operations
described above are supported during demo tune
playback.
2. To stop demo tune playback, press the L-17
(PLAY/STOP) button.
The tones of this Digital Keyboard are divided among groups,
each of which corresponds to one of the 12 TONE buttons.
You can specify a tone by its group and its tone number.
Use the following procedure to select a single tone that is
applied across the entire keyboard.
1. Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the
group and the number of the tone you want to
select.
2. Check to make sure that the @ and A
indicators are not on the display.
• If they are displayed, press the R-19 (SPLIT) button
and/or R-20 (LAYER) button to clear both indicators
from the display.
3. Use buttons R-1 ([A] PIANO) through R-12 ([L]
USER TONES) to select a tone group.
• The R-12 ([L] USER TONES) button selects the user
tone group. For details, see “Using the Tone Editor”
(page E-45).
4. Use the dial to scroll through the tone numbers
until the one you want is displayed.
Example: Group [C], Number 004
Listening to Demo Tunes
Selecting a Tone
To select a tone
Tone name Group
Number
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5. Now you can play on the keyboard using the
tone you selected.
• You also can use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a demo
tune. Holding down either button will scroll through tone
numbers at high speed. Pressing both of the R-14 (–, +)
buttons at the same time will select tone 001 in the currently
selected group.
You can configure the keyboard to play two different tones at
the same time (Layer) or to play different tones in the left and
right ranges (Split). You can even use Layer and Split in
combination with each other and play three different tones at
the same time.
The UPPER 1 part is used alone when playing an individual
tone on the keyboard. When layering two tones, the UPPER 1
part and UPPER 2 parts are used. When splitting the
keyboard between two tones, the low range of the keyboard
plays the LOWER part.
• One tone across the entire keyboard (page E-14)
This configuration uses the UPPER 1 part only (Layer: Off,
Split: Off).
• Two layered tones across the entire keyboard (page
E-16)
This configuration uses the UPPER 1 part and UPPER 2
part (Layer: On, Split: Off).
• Two tones, one for the left range and one for the right
range of the keyboard (page E-17)
This configuration uses the UPPER 1 part and LOWER part
(Layer: Off, Split: On).
• Three tones, two layered tones for the right range and
one tone for the left range of the keyboard (page E-17)
This configuration uses the UPPER 1 part, UPPER 2 part,
and LOWER part (Layer: On, Split: On).
• You can configure the settings described below to adjust
each part when using multiple tones in layer and split
configurations.
Layering and Splitting Tones
UPPER 1
UPPER 1
UPPER 2
LOWER UPPER 1
To adjust this setting for
each part:
Go here for more
information:
Octave shift Using Octave Shift
(page E-18)
Volume balance Using the Mixer (page E-39)
Stereo position, effect
(reverb, chorus) levels, and
other detailed settings
LOWER
UPPER 1
UPPER 2
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1. Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the
group(s) and numbers of the two tones (UPPER
1 part tone and UPPER 2 part tone) you want to
use.
2. Check to make sure that the @ and A
indicators are not on the display.
• If they are displayed, press the R-19 (SPLIT) button
and/or R-20 (LAYER) button to clear both indicators
from the display. When neither indicator is displayed,
the tone you select will become the UPPER 1 part tone.
3. Use the TONE buttons and dial to select the
UPPER 1 part tone.
4. Press the R-20 (LAYER) button.
• This causes the A indicator to appear on the
display. This indicates that the tone you select will
become the UPPER 2 part tone.
5. Use the TONE buttons and dial to select the
UPPER 2 part tone.
6. Play something on the keyboard to check how
the tones sound layered together.
7. To cancel tone layering, press the R-20 (LAYER)
button again so the A indicator disappears
from the display.
1. Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the
group(s) and numbers of the tones (UPPER 1
part tone and LOWER part tone) you want to
use.
2. Check to make sure that the @ and A
indicators are not on the display.
• If they are displayed, press the R-19 (SPLIT) button
and/or R-20 (LAYER) button to clear both indicators
from the display. When neither indicator is displayed,
the tone you select will become the UPPER 1 part tone
3. Use the TONE buttons and dial to select the
UPPER 1 part tone.
4. Press the R-19 (SPLIT) button.
• This causes the @ indicator to appear on the
display. This indicates that the tone you select will
become the LOWER part tone.
5. Use the TONE buttons and dial to select the
LOWER part tone.
6. Play something on the left and right sides of the
keyboard to confirm that the tones are assigned
properly.
• You also can specify the keyboard split point, which is
the location where the keyboard splits between the left
range and right range. For details, see “To specify the
keyboard split point” (page E-17).
7. To cancel keyboard split, press the R-19 (SPLIT)
button so the @ indicator disappears from
the display.
R-19
R-19
R-20
R-20
R-14
R-14
To layer two tones To split the keyboard between two tones
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1. While holding down the R-19 (SPLIT) button,
press the keyboard key that you want to be the
leftmost key in the right side (UPPER 1 part)
range.
• The name of the key you press will appear on the
display as the new split point key name.
• You also can use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
displayed split point key name.
2. When you are finished, release the R-19 (SPLIT)
button.
• The initial default split point is at key F#3.
• During Auto Accompaniment play (page E-24), the
keyboard to the left of the split point becomes the chord
keyboard.
1. Perform steps 1 through 6 of the procedure
under “To layer two tones” (page E-16).
2. Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the
group and the number of the tone you want to
assign to for the LOWER part.
3. Press the R-19 (SPLIT) button.
• This causes the @ indicator to appear on the
display. This indicates that the tone you select will
become the LOWER part tone.
4. Use the TONE buttons and dial to select the
LOWER part tone.
5. Play something on the left and right sides of the
keyboard to confirm that the tones are assigned
properly.
• The right keyboard area plays the UPPER 1 and
UPPER 2 tones in a layered configuration, while the left
keyboard area plays the LOWER tone.
6. To cancel keyboard split, press the R-19 (SPLIT)
button so the @ indicator disappears from
the display.
7. To cancel tone layering, press the R-20 (LAYER)
button again so the A indicator disappears
from the display.
To specify the keyboard split point
LOWER part
Key you press
UPPER 1 part
Split point
To use layer and split together
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The transpose feature lets you raise or lower the overall
tuning of the 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. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press one of the R-14 (–, +) buttons.
• This displays the transpose screen shown below.
2. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to
change the setting value.
• You can change the tuning of the keyboard within the
range of –12 to 00 to +12.
3. Press the R-13 (FUNCTION) button.
• This exits the transpose screen.
• Setting a transposed value other than 00 will cause the
B indicator to appear on the display.
• The current transpose setting is applied to the notes of all
parts (UPPER 1, UPPER 2, LOWER, Auto Accompaniment,
etc.) played on the keyboard. The MIDI out note number
when a keyboard key is pressed is also shifted in
accordance with the transpose setting.
You can use octave shift to individually change the octave of
the UPPER 1, UPPER 2, and LOWER parts. You can use
octave shift to raise or lower the octave of a song, to assign
different octaves to the left side and right side keyboards while
the keyboard is split, or to play two notes in different octaves
while the keyboard is layered.
1. Hold down the R-20 (OCTAVE) button until the
octave shift screen shown below appears on
the display.
• This indicates you can change the UPPER 1 part
octave.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to specify the
octave shift amount.
• You can shift the octave within the range of –2 to 0 to
+2.
3. If you want to change the octave of the
UPPER 2 part, press the R-20 (OCTAVE) button.
• This will cause “UPPER 2” to appear on the display,
indicating that you can change the UPPER 2 part
octave. Perform the same operation as in step 3 to
specify the octave shift amount.
4. If you want to change the octave of the LOWER
part, press the R-20 (OCTAVE) button.
• This will cause “LOWER” to appear on the display,
indicating that you can change the LOWER part octave.
Perform the same operation as in step 3 to specify the
octave shift amount.
5. Press the R-20 (OCTAVE) button or the R-15
(EXIT) button.
• This exits the octave shift screen.
Raising and Lowering Keyboard
Tuning (Transpose)
Using Octave Shift
Part name
Octave shift amount (Octave unit)
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1. Press the L-10 (METRONOME) button.
• This will start the metronome.
• The display will show the tempo along with a count of
the measures and beats since you started the
metronome.
2. Press the L-10 (METRONOME) button again to
stop the metronome.
1. Hold down the L-10 (BEAT) button until the
metronome beat screen shown below appears
on the display.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
beat setting.
• You can select 0, or a value within the range of 2 to 6.
Specifying 0 for this setting will cause each beat to be
indicated by the same sound (no chime at the
beginning of each measure).
3. Press the L-10 (BEAT) or R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the metronome beat screen.
There are two different methods you can use to change the
tempo setting: using the TEMPO buttons or tapping a beat
with a button.
■ To change the tempo using the TEMPO buttons
1. Press the L-11 (TEMPO w) (slower) or L-12
(TEMPO q) (faster) button.
• This displays the tempo screen shown below.
• If you do not perform any operation for a few seconds,
the display will return to previous screen automatically.
2. Use the L-11 (TEMPO w) and L-12 (TEMPO q)
buttons to change the tempo (beats per
minute).
• Holding down either button will scroll the setting values
at high speed.
• You can specify a tempo value in the range of 30 to
255.
3. Press the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the tempo screen.
Using the Metronome
To change the beats per measure
Tempo
Measure
Beat
To change the tempo setting
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■ To adjust the tempo by tapping a beat
1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, tap the L-12 (TAP) button four times at
the speed (tempo) you want to set.
• The first tap of the L-12 (TAP) button will cause the
display shown below to appear.
• The tempo setting will change in accordance with your
tapping speed as soon as you tap the fourth time.
• The setting will be canceled if you release the R-13
(FUNCTION) button before tapping the R-12 (TAP)
button four times.
2. After setting the tempo by tapping, you then
can use the procedure under “To change the
tempo using the TEMPO buttons” (page E-19) to
make fine adjustments.
The PITCH BEND wheel (S-1) lets you change the pitch of
notes you are playing by rotating the wheel forward or back.
Rotating the wheel away from you raises the pitch, while
rotating it towards you lowers it. Releasing the wheel causes
the pitch of the notes to return to normal automatically.
• Do not have the pitch bend wheel rotated as you turn
on the keyboard.
• You also can change the range of the pitch bend wheel
(bend range) globally or for a specific part. For details, see
“BendRange (Bend Range)” (page E-97) and “Part
Parameters” (page E-44).
Using the Pitch Bend Wheel
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E-21
Use the scale function to select one of the 17 preset
temperaments (tunings) for the built-in sound source. You
also can fine tune each note of a scale (from C to B) in
one-cent units. After selecting one of the preset
temperaments, you can edit it to suit your particular needs.
You also can specify whether the current scale settings
(temperament setting and fine tuning adjustment) should be
applied to Auto Accompaniment (Accomp Scale).
• The settings you configure with the scale function are
retained even when the Digital Keyboard is turned off.
1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-6 (SCALE) button to display
the scale screen, with the 0 located at
“Preset”.
2. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
• This displays a preset temperament selection screen
like the one shown below.
3. Use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
temperament.
• Selecting a temperament other than 01: Equal will
cause the C indicator to appear on the display.
• The following shows the temperament numbers and
names that appear on the display.
4. Perform the following steps to specify the root
note of a temperament.
Selecting a Temperament and
Fine Tuning Its Scale
To select a preset scale
Number Screen Name Preset Temperament
01 Equal Equal temperament
02 Pure Major Just major intonation
03 Pure Minor Just minor intonation
04 Pythagorean Pythagorean system
05 Kirnberger 3 Kirnberger III
06 Werckmeister Werckmeister 1-3 (III)
07 Mean-Tone Mean tone
08 Rast Rast
09 Bayati Bayati
10 Hijaz Hijaz
11 Saba Saba
12 Dashti Dashti
13 Chahargah Chahargah
14 Segah Segah
15 Gurjari Todi Gurjari Todi
16 Chandrakauns Chandrakauns
17 Charukeshi Charukeshi
(1) Press the R-17 (i) button.
• This displays root note setting screen.
(2) Use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
root note (C to B).
• You can also use the keyboard to specify the root
note.
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5. When you are finished, press the R-15 (EXIT)
button twice.
• This will return to the screen that was displayed before
you displayed the scale screen.
• The root note setting you specify here is retained, even if
you later change to a different preset temperament.
1. If required, perform the procedure under “To
select a preset scale” (page E-21) to select a
preset temperament.
2. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-6 (SCALE) button to display
the scale screen.
3. Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to
“FineTune” and then press the R-16 (ENTER)
button.
• This displays the scale fine tuning screen like the one
shown below.
4. You can adjust the tuning of each individual
note in the scale.
5. When you are finished making adjustments,
press the R-15 (EXIT) button twice.
• This will return to the screen that was displayed before
you displayed the scale screen.
1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-6 (SCALE) button to display
the scale screen.
2. Use the R-17 (i) button to move the 0 to
“AcmpScale”.
3. Use the dial or the R-14 (–, +) buttons to change
the setting value.
4. When the setting is the way you want, press the
R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This will return to the screen that was displayed before
you displayed the scale screen.
• The above scale on/off setting affects the Auto
Accompaniment bass part and Chord 1 through Chord 5
parts (A11 through A16). You also can turn scales settings
on or off for each individual part using the Part Parameter
(page E-44) “Scale (Part Scale Enable)” setting.
Fine Tuning a Scale
(1) Use the R-17 (t) button to move the 0 to “Note”, and
then use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
name of the note you want to fine tune.
• You can also press a keyboard key to specify a
note.
(2) Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to “Cent”, and
then use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to fine tune the
selected note. You can fine tune a note within the
range of –99 through +99 cents.
• Adjusting all of the notes in the scale to 0 changes
the selected tuning to equal temperament. The
C indicator will be on the display when any note
in the scale has a value other than 0.
Specifying whether the Current Scale
Settings Should be Applied to Auto
Accompaniment (Accomp Scale)
To do this: Select this setting:
Not apply scale settings to Auto
Accompaniment
oFF
Apply scale settings to Auto
Accompaniment
on
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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
arpeggiator options, including playing arpeggios from a chord,
playing various phrases automatically, and more.
1. Hold down the R-18 (AUTO HARMONIZE/
ARPEGGIATOR) button until the type selection
screen shown below appears on the display.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
arpeggiator type you want to use.
• You can select one of the arpeggiator types (013
through 162). Refer to the separate “Appendix” for
detailed information about supported arpeggiator types.
• When selecting the arpeggiator type, you can assign
the recommended tone for the currently displayed type
as the keyboard tone, by holding down the R-18 (AUTO
HARMONIZE/ARPEGGIATOR) button until a pointer
indicator starts to flash on the display next to
ARPEGGIATOR.
• For information about type number 001 through 012,
see “Using Auto Harmonize” (page E-28).
3. Press the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the type selection screen.
4. Press the R-18 (AUTO HARMONIZE/
ARPEGGIATOR) button.
• This causes a pointer indicator to appear on the display
next to ARPEGGIATOR.
5. Configure arpeggiator settings as required.
• The settings you can configure are described in the
table below. For information about how to configure
settings, see “To change the setting of a function menu
item” (page E-96).
6. 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.
7. To turn off the arpeggiator, press the R-18
(AUTO HARMONIZE/ARPEGGIATOR) button
again.
• This causes the pointer indicator next to
ARPEGGIATOR to disappear from the display.
Playing Arpeggio Phrases
Automatically (Arpeggiator)
Type number Type name
Flashing
For information about this setting: Go here:
Whether arpeggio should be played
while keyboard keys are depressed or
after the keys are released
ArpegHold
(Arpeggiator Hold)
(page E-97)
The number of times arpeggio is
played within one beat
ArpegSpeed
(Arpeggiator
Speed) (page E-98)
When the keyboard is split between
two tones, whether arpeggio should
be played when UPPER keyboard or
LOWER keyboard keys are pressed
ArpegPart
(Arpeggiator Part)
(page E-98)
lit
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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.
This Digital Keyboard has 200 built-in Auto Accompaniment
patterns, which are divided into five groups. You can edit
built-in rhythms to create your own original rhythms (called
“user rhythms”), which you can save in a sixth group. For
more information, see the separate “Appendix”.
1. Refer to the separate “Appendix” to look up the
group and the number of the rhythm you want
to use.
2. Use the buttons from L-4 ([A] POPS/ROCK/
DANCE) to L-9 ([F] USER RHYTHMS) to select a
rhythm group.
• The L-9 ([F] USER RHYTMS) button is for the user
rhythm group. For details, see “Using the Rhythm
Editor” (page E-29).
3. Use the dial to scroll through the rhythm
numbers until the one you want is displayed.
Example: Group B, Number 005
• You can also use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
rhythm number. Holding down either button will scroll
through rhythm numbers at high speed. Pressing both
of the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time will select
001 in the currently selected group.
4. Use the L-11 (TEMPO w) and L-12 (TEMPO q)
buttons to adjust the tempo setting.
5. Press the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/OFF) button so the
D indicator is on the display.
• Each press of the button toggles accompaniment
between on (D indicator displayed) and off
(indicator not displayed).
• All accompaniment instrument parts sound while
accompaniment is on (D indicator displayed),
while only percussion instrument parts (drums, etc.)
sound while accompaniment is off (indicator not
displayed).
R-15
R-15
R-14
R-14
C-2
C-2 C-5
C-5
L-17
L-17
L-18
L-18
L-11
L-11
L-12
L-12
L-16
L-16
L-15
L-15
L-14
L-14
R-18
R-18
L-4 L-9
L-4 L-9
R-17
R-17
L-13
L-13
L-4 - L-9
Playing an Auto Accompaniment
Rhythm name Group
Number
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6. Press the L-16 (SYNCHRO/ENDING) button.
• This enters synchro standby (Auto Accompaniment
waiting for you to play a chord), with the F
indicator flashing on the display. The flashing F
indicator means that the normal Auto Accompaniment
pattern is standing by.
7. You also can use the buttons described below
to change to intro or variation pattern standby.
For details about intro and variation patterns, see “Modifying
Auto Accompaniment Patterns” (page E-27).
8. Play the chord you want on the chord keyboard
(left keyboard keys).
• Auto Accompaniment will start playing when you play
the chord.
• To start percussion part play without playing a chord,
press the L-17 (START/STOP) button.
Example: To play a C chord
• The chord root and type that corresponds to the keys
you press appear in the chord area of the display.
9. 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
“Selecting a Chord Fingering Mode” in the following
section.
• You can use the L-14 (NORMAL/FILL-IN) and L-15
(VARIATION/FILL-IN) buttons to modify
accompaniment patterns. For details, see “Modifying
Auto Accompaniment Patterns” (page E-27).
10.When you are finished, press the L-17 (START/
STOP) button again to stop Auto
Accompaniment.
• Pressing the L-16 (SYNCHRO/ENDING) button instead
of the L-17 (START/STOP) button will play an ending
pattern before stopping Auto Accompaniment play. For
details about ending patterns, see “Modifying Auto
Accompaniment Patterns” (page E-27).
• You can use the following procedure to adjust the volume
level of the Auto Accompaniment, without affecting the
volume of Digital Keyboard output. For details, see
“AccompVol. (Auto Accompaniment Volume)” (page E-99).
• You can change the size of the chord keyboard by using
the split feature to move the split point (page E-17). The
keyboard keys to the left of the split point make up the
chord keyboard.
To enter synchro
standby for this
pattern:
Press this key:
Display
Indicator:
Intro L-13 (INTRO)
button
E
flashing
Variation L-15 (VARIATION/
FILL-IN) button
H
flashing
Chord keyboard
Melody keyboard
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While Auto Accompaniment is playing, you use the chord
keyboard to specify the chord root and type. The area of the
keyboard to the left of the split point (page E-17) is the chord
keyboard. The illustration below shows the chord keyboard
range under WK-6500 initial default settings.
You can select from among the following five chord fingering
modes.
1: Fingered 1
2: Fingered 2
3: Fingered 3
4: CASIO Chord
5: Full Range
1. Hold down the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/OFF) button
until the chord fingering mode selection screen
shown below appears on the display.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
chord fingering mode.
3. Press the L-18 (ACCOMP ON/OFF) button or the
R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the chord fingering mode selection screen.
■ 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
E-124).
■ 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, it 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 E-124).
Selecting a Chord Fingering Mode
To select a chord fingering mode
Chord keyboard
Melody Keyboard
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.
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)
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
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There are six different Auto Accompaniment patterns, shown
below. You can switch between patterns during
accompaniment play and even modify patterns. Use buttons
L-13 through L-16 to select the pattern you want.
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. If rhythm is playing, press the L-17 (START/
STOP) button to stop it.
2. Select the rhythm (excluding user rhythms) you
want to use.
3. While holding down the L-8 ([E] PIANO
RHYTHMS) button, press the L-9 ([F] USER
RHYTHMS) button.
• Settings for the following items are configured
appropriately for the rhythm you selected in step 1.
• Also, the F indicator flashes on the display to
indicate that the normal Auto Accompaniment pattern is
standing by.
4. Start playing something on the keyboard.
• Perform the procedure starting from step 7 under
“Playing an Auto Accompaniment” on page E-24 and
E-27.
• One-Touch Presets are not supported for user rhythms
(F:001 through F:010).
• You can recall one-touch preset settings even if a rhythm is
already playing when you perform step 3 of the above
procedure. In this case, rhythm play will continue without
going into synchro standby.
Modifying Auto Accompaniment
Patterns
*1 Press at the beginning of a song. Accompaniment play
proceeds with the normal pattern after the intro pattern is
complete. Pressing the L-15 (VARIATION/FILL-IN) button
before pressing this button will proceed with the variation
pattern after the intro pattern is complete.
*2 Press while a normal pattern is playing to insert a fill-in
pattern.
*3 Press while a variation pattern is playing to insert a fill-in
variation pattern.
*4 Press at the end of a song. This will play an ending pattern
and then stop Auto Accompaniment.
L-13
L-13 L-14
L-14 L-15
L-15 L-16
L-16
Intro *1 Normal Variation Ending *4
Normal fill-in *2 Variation fill-in *3
Using One-Touch Presets
To perform using a one-touch preset
– Tones for the UPPER 1, UPPER 2, and LOWER
parts
– Octave shift for the UPPER 1, UPPER 2, and
LOWER parts
– Layer and split on/off
– Accompaniment on/off
– Reverb on/off and type
– Chorus type
– Auto harmonize or Arpeggiator on/off and type
– Tempo
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Auto harmonize lets you add harmony to melody notes you
play with your right hand. You can select any one of 12 Auto
harmonize settings.
1. Hold down the R-18 (AUTO HARMONIZE/
ARPEGGIATOR) button until the type selection
screen shown below appears on the display.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
auto harmonize type you want to use.
• You can select one of the type numbers (001 through
012) described in the table below.
• For information about type numbers greater than 012,
see “Playing Arpeggio Phrases Automatically
(Arpeggiator)” (page E-23).
3. Press the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the type selection screen.
4. Press the R-18 (AUTO HARMONIZE/
ARPEGGIATOR) button.
• This causes a pointer indicator to appear on the display
next to AUTO HARMONIZE.
5. Play chords and the melody on the keyboard.
• Harmony will be added to your melody notes based on
the chords you play.
Using Auto Harmonize
To play using auto harmonize
Type number Type name
Type
Number
Type
Name
Description
001 Duet 1
Adds close (separated by two to
four degrees) one-note harmony
below the melody note.
002 Duet 2
Adds open (separated by more
than 4 to 6 degrees) 1-note
harmony below the melody note.
003 Country Adds country style harmony.
004 Octave
Adds the note from the next lower
octave.
005 5th Adds the fifth degree note.
006 3WayOpen
Adds 2-note open harmony, for a
total of three notes.
007 3WayClos
Adds 2-note close harmony, for a
total of three notes.
008 Strings
Adds harmony that is optimal for
strings.
009 4WayOpen
Adds 3-note open harmony, for a
total of four notes.
010 4WayClos
Adds 3-note close harmony, for a
total of four notes.
011 Block Adds block chord notes.
012 Big Band Adds big band style harmony.
Lit
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6. To turn off auto harmonize, press the R-18
(AUTO HARMONIZE/ARPEGGIATOR) button
again.
• This causes the pointer indicator next to AUTO
HARMONIZE to disappear.
You can use the rhythm editor to modify a built-in Auto
Accompaniment rhythm and create an original “user rhythm”
of your own. You can select a part (drum, bass, etc.) of a
normal, intro, or other pattern (page E-27) and turn it on or off,
adjust its volume level, and perform other operations.
Rhythm areas numbered F:001 through F:010 are for storage
of user rhythms. You can have up to 10 user rhythms stored in
memory at one time. You can recall a stored user rhythm by
pressing the L-9 ([F] USER RHYTHMS) button. See “Playing
an Auto Accompaniment” (page E-24) for more information.
1. Select the rhythm you want to edit in order to
create your user rhythm.
2. Press the C-2 (RHYTHM EDITOR) button.
• This displays the rhythm editor screen.
3. Use buttons L-13 (INTRO) through L-16
(SYNCHRO/ENDING) to select the
accompaniment pattern you want to edit. If you
want to edit the intro accompaniment pattern,
for example, press the L-13 (INTRO) button.
• Each press of the L-14 (NORMAL/FILL-IN) button
toggles between normal and normal fill-in, and each
press of the L-15 (VARIATION/FILL-IN) button toggles
between variation and variation fill-in.
• The indicator for the currently selected accompaniment
pattern will flash on the display.
4. Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to select the
instrument part you want to edit.
• The name of the instrument part you select will appear
on the display.
Using the Rhythm Editor
User Rhythm Numbers
To create and save a user rhythm
Instrument part being edited
Accompaniment pattern being edited
Rhythm number and rhythm name assigned to the instrument part of
the accompaniment pattern being edited (Default: Number and name
selected in step 1)
Selecting this
accompaniment pattern:
Causes this indicator to
flash:
Intro E
Normal F
Normal fill-in F G
Variation H
Variation fill-in G H
Ending J
Selecting this instrument
part:
Causes this name to
appear on the display:
Percussion PERC
Drums DRUM
Bass BASS
Chord 1 to Chord 5 CHORD1 to CHORD5
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5. Edit the selected accompaniment pattern
instrument part as desired.
• While performing the procedure below, you can press
the L-17 (START/STOP) button and perform repeat
playback of only the accompaniment pattern you are
editing. Each press of the L-17 (START/STOP) button
starts or stops playback.
• Performing rhythm assignment in step (1) above also
will automatically change mixer settings to the initial
defaults for the assigned rhythm. Because of this,
changing the rhythm after configuring mixer settings in
step (2) will cause the configured mixer settings to be
replaced with the default settings of the newly selected
rhythm.
• When intro or ending is selected as the
accompaniment pattern, the same rhythm is always
assigned to all eight instrument parts. Because of this,
performing rhythm assignment in step (1) for an intro
or ending will change the rhythm of all instrument parts
at one time.
6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to edit other
accompaniment patterns and instrument parts.
7. After editing is complete, adjust the tempo of
the rhythm as desired.
• The tempo you set here becomes the initial default
tempo.
8. To save a rhythm after you edit it, hold down
the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the
C-13 (MENU) button.
• This displays the rhythm editor menu with the 0
located at “Store”.
(1) While [RHYTHM] is displayed in line three of the
rhythm editor screen, specify a number to assign a
rhythm to the instrument part of the selected
accompaniment pattern.
Settings are configured using the same procedures
as those for rhythm selection. Perform steps 1, 2,
and 3 under “Playing an Auto Accompaniment” on
page E-24.
(2) Configure the mixer settings of the selected
accompaniment pattern instrument part as desired.
Press the C-5 (MIXER) button, use the R-17 (t,
y) buttons to select one of the items described in
the table below, and then use the dial or R-14 (–, +)
buttons to change the setting.
Display: Item
name
Description Setting Range
TONE: Part Tone Specifies the
instrument part
tone setting.
All tones (except
user tones)*1
Part: Part On/Off*2
Specifies whether
or not the
instrument part
should sound.
on: Sounds the
part.
oFF: Mutes the
part.
Volume: Part
Volume
Specifies the
instrument part
volume.
000 to 127
Pan: Part Pan Specifies whether
the sound of the
part can be heard
from the left side or
right side.
–64 to 0 to +63*3
Reverb: Part
Reverb Send
Specifies the level
of reverb (page
E-34) applied to an
instrument part.
000 to 127
Chorus: Part
Chorus Send
Specifies the level
of chorus (page
E-35) applied to an
instrument part.
000 to 127
*1 Only drum set sounds (tone numbers K:129 through
K:145) can be selected for drum parts and percussion
parts. Drum set sounds cannot be selected for the bass
and the Chord 1 through Chord 5 parts.
*2 In addition to its “on” and “oFF” settings, “Part” also has a
“Sol” (Solo) setting, which you can select by pressing the
R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time while “Part” is
selected. While the “Sol” setting is selected, the Digital
Keyboard will sound only notes of the part that is currently
selected for editing.
• Using the R-17 (u, i) to select a different instrument
part will change “Part” from “Sol” back to “on” or “oFF”.
• Note that “Sol” is a special setting for previewing data
while editing it, and it is not reflected when saving the
user rhythm.
*3 A smaller value shifts the pan position to the left while a
larger value shifts to the right. A value of zero specifies
center.
(3) To exit the mixer, press the C-5 (MIXER) button or
the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This returns to the [RHYTHM] screen displayed
in step (1).
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9. After everything is the way you want, press the
R-16 (ENTER) button.
• This displays a screen for specifying the destination
user rhythm number and rhythm name.
10.Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
destination user rhythm number you want.
11.Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to move the
cursor to the name character position you want
to change, and then use the dial or R-14 (–, +)
buttons to select the character you want.
• See “Supported Input Characters” (page E-124) for
information about the characters you can input for the
name.
• To input a space, press both of the R-14 (–, +) buttons
at the same time.
12.Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
• This saves the data.
• If the rhythm number where you are saving the data
already has data saved to it, a message (Replace?) will
appear on the display to confirm whether you want to
replace the existing data with the new data. Press the
R-14 (YES) button to replace the existing data with the
new data or the R-14 (NO) button to cancel and return
to the screen in step 9.
• The message “Please Wait” will remain on the display
while a data save operation is in progress. Do not
perform any other operation while it is displayed.
Turning off the Digital Keyboard or removing the
memory card can cause Digital Keyboard data to be
deleted or become corrupted. It also can cause the
Digital Keyboard to fail to turn on when the L-1
(POWER) button is pressed. If this happens, refer to
“Troubleshooting” (page E-114).
• Pressing the R-15 (EXIT) button in place of step 8 displays
the confirmation screen shown below. Pressing the R-14
(YES) button at this time will display the user rhythm save
screen in step 9.
To cancel the editor operation without saving the edited
results, press the R-14 (NO) button.
• If the size of the accompaniment pattern or instrument part
data is too large to be edited, a memory full message
(Memory Full) will appear on the display. If that happens,
select a different accompaniment pattern or instrument part
for editing.
1. Press the C-2 (RHYTHM EDITOR) button to
display the rhythm editor screen.
2. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-13 (MENU) button.
• This displays the rhythm editor menu.
3. Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to
“Clear” and then press the R-16 (ENTER)
button.
• This displays a screen for specifying the number of the
rhythm you want to clear.
4. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to specify the
number of the user rhythm you want to clear.
5. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
6. In response to the “Sure?” message that
appears, press the R-14 (YES) button to clear or
the R-14 (NO) button to cancel.
Rhythm name
Destination user rhythm number
To clear user rhythm data
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Applying Effects to a Sound
You can apply a variety of different acoustic effects to the sounds produced by the Digital Keyboard. The built-in effects include a
wide variety of variations that give you access to a selection of general digital effects.
• The WK-6500 also lets you apply effects to input from the T-7 (MIC IN) jack.
The following shows how Digital Keyboard effects are configured.
• Items such as “Reverb Send” that are indicated by the symbol are all mixer settings. For details, see “Using the Mixer”
(page E-39).
• Chorus and DSP cannot be used at the same time.
■ Chorus Effect Mode Configuration
The chorus effect mode is enabled while “Chorus” is selected for the “Chorus/DSP” effect parameter. Chorus and reverb can be
used in the chorus effect mode.
• For information about “Chorus/DSP”, see “Selecting an Effect” (page E-34).
Configuration of Effects
Part Volume/Pan
Reverb Send
Reverb
Chorus
Master
Volume/Pan
Chorus Send
Part Volume/Pan
Mic In
Reverb Send
Chorus Send
Tone
Generator
Part A01-A16, B01-B16
External Input
Output
Mono
Stereo
(Area within the broken line is for WK-6500 only.)
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■ DSP Effect Mode Configuration
The DSP effect mode is enabled while “DSP” is selected for the “Chorus/DSP”effect parameter. DSP and reverb can be used in the
DSP effect mode.
• Reverb
This type of effect simulates acoustic spaces. There are 10 different reverb effects, including room and hall.
• Chorus
This type of effect increases the depth of notes and applies vibrato to notes. There are five different chorus effects.
• DSP
This type of effect is inserted between the sound source and output. There are a total of 100 different DSP effects, including
distortion and modulation. You also can transfer DSP effects from a computer or create DSP data on the Digital Keyboard, and
store up to 100 user DSP effects in Digital Keyboard memory. For details, see “Creating a User DSP” (page E-37) and
“Connecting to a Computer” (page E-112).
DSP
DSP
DSP
Part Volume/Pan
Reverb Send
Part Volume/Pan
Reverb Send
DSP Reverb Send
DSP Volume/Pan
Mic In
Reverb
Master
Volume/Pan
Tone
Generator
Part A01-A16, B01-B16
Off
On
External Input
Output
Mono
Stereo
(Area within the broken line is for WK-6500 only.)
Off
On
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Effects are divided among different types (reverb, chorus,
DSP), so first you need to use the procedure below to select
an effect type.
1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-5 (EFFECT) button.
• This displays the effect setting screen shown below.
2. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
reverb type you want to use.
• Refer to the separate “Appendix” for information about
supported reverb types.
• To turn off reverb, select “oFF” here.
3. Press the C-5 (EFFECT) button or the R-15
(EXIT) button.
• This exits the effect setting screen.
• A pointer indicator is displayed next to REVERB when
anything other than “oFF” is selected for the reverb type.
The pointer indicator is not displayed next to REVERB
when “oFF” is selected.
• You can use Reverb Send to adjust how reverb is applied
to the tone of each keyboard or Auto Accompaniment part.
For details, see “Using the Mixer” (page E-39).
R-15
R-15
R-16
R-16
R-14
R-14
C-5
C-5 R-13
R-13
R-17
R-17
Selecting an Effect
To add reverb to sounds
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1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-5 (EFFECT) button to
display the effect setting screen.
2. If you want, use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to
move the thick brackets (%) to the “DSP
Disable”setting, and then use the R-14 (–, +)
buttons to change the setting to “on”.
• For more information about this setting, see the
“Important!” note below.
• If you turning on the “DSP Disable” setting, you should
skip steps 3 and 4 below.
3. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the “Chorus/DSP” setting.
4. Use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select “Chorus”.
• This enters the chorus effect mode, which enables the
use of the chorus effect.
5. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the “Chorus” setting.
6. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
chorus type you want to use.
• Refer to the separate “Appendix” for information about
supported chorus types.
7. Press the C-5 (EFFECT) button or the R-15
(EXIT) button.
• This exits the effect setting screen.
8. Use the mixer to adjust the chorus send of the
part to which you want to apply chorus.
• You can use “Cho.Send” (Part Chorus Send, page
E-44) to adjust how chorus is applied to the tone of
each keyboard or Auto Accompaniment part. The initial
default setting is 0 for the chorus send of all parts, so
change the settings to a chorus send value greater than
0 for all parts to which you want to apply the chorus
effect. For details, see “Using the Mixer” (page E-39).
• Selecting a tone with DSP causes the “Chorus/DSP”
setting to change automatically to the “DSP” (DSP
effect mode), so the chorus effect will not be available.
If you want the chorus effect always to be available,
change the “DSP Disable” setting to “on”. This will
keep the Digital Keyboard in the chorus effect mode.
• A pointer indicator is displayed next to CHORUS when
“Chorus” is selected for the “Chorus/DSP” setting. The
pointer indicator is not displayed next to CHORUS when
“oFF” is selected for the chorus type or when “DSP” is
selected for the “Chorus/DSP” setting.
• Selecting “Chorus” for the “Chorus/DSP” setting will cause
the “DSP Line” (Part DSP Line, page E-44) setting for all
parts to be changed to “oFF”.
To add the chorus effect to sounds
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1. While holding down the R-13 (FUNCTION)
button, press the C-5 (EFFECT) button to
display the effect setting screen.
• Check to make sure that the “DSP Disable” setting is
“oFF”. If it is “on”, change it to “oFF”.
2. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to “Chorus/DSP”.
3. Use the R-14 (–, +) buttons to select “DSP”.
4. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the “DSP” setting.
• This causes the number and name of the currently
selected preset DSP to appear within the thick brackets
(%) on the display.
5. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
preset DSP you want to use.
• DSPs with the leading numbers 001 through 100 (and
“ton”) are preset DSPs. See “Preset DSP List” on page
E-119 for information about preset DSP numbers and
names.
• DSP types with the leading numbers 101 through 200
are user DSPs. For details, see “Creating a User DSP”
(page E-37).
6. Press the C-5 (EFFECT) button or the R-15
(EXIT) button.
• This exits the effect setting screen.
• A pointer indicator is displayed next to DSP when “DSP” is
selected for the “Chorus/DSP” setting.
• You also can adjust how a DSP is applied (DSP output
enabled/disabled, DSP output volume, DSP output pan,
etc.) For details, see “Using the Mixer” (page E-39).
To use a DSP
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You can create a user DSP by editing one of the built-in
preset DSPs.
DSP areas numbered 101 through 200 are for storage of user
DSPs. You can have up to 100 user DSPs stored in memory
at one time. To recall a stored user DSP, use the same
procedure you use to recall a preset DSP. See “To use a
DSP” (page E-36) for more information.
1. Referring to the “DSP Type List” (page E-120),
select the DSP type you want to edit in order to
create your user DSP.
2. Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to “DSP
Edit”.
3. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
• This displays page one of the DSP editor screen. Use
this screen to select the DSP type.
• You can use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to scroll
between pages.
4. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select a
DSP type.
5. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the parameter you want to
change.
6. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
setting value.
• Pressing the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time
returns a parameter to its initial default setting.
• The following describes each of the parameters.
• Changing the DSP parameter while a note is being
output from the Digital Keyboard may cause noise to be
generated. This does not indicate malfunction.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as required to configure
other parameters.
8. Press the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This displays the confirmation screen shown below.
To cancel the editor operation without saving the edited
results, press the R-14 (NO) button.
Creating a User DSP
User DSP Numbers
To create and save a user DSP
Total number of pages
Currently displayed page
DSP type DSP number
Parameter Name Description
Parameters 1 through 8 The number of parameters and
settings available for each
parameter depends on the DSP
type. For details, see “DSP
Parameter List” (page E-121).
DSP RevSend
(DSP Reverb Send)
Specifies how much of the
post-DSP sound should be sent to
reverb. (Settings: 0 to 127 ;
Default: 40)
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9. Press the R-14 (YES) button.
• This displays a screen for specifying the destination
user DSP number and DSP name.
10.Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
destination user DSP number you want.
11.Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to move the
cursor to the name character position you want
to change, and then use the dial or R-14 (–, +)
buttons to select the character you want.
• See “Supported Input Characters” (page E-124) for
information about the characters you can input for the
name.
• To input a space, press both of the R-14 (–, +) buttons
at the same time.
12.After everything is the way you want, press the
R-16 (ENTER) button.
• A message (Replace?) will appear on the display to
confirm whether you want to replace the existing data
with the new data. Press the R-14 (YES) button to
replace the existing data with the new data or the R-14
(NO) button to cancel and return to the screen in step 9.
• The message “Please Wait” will remain on the display
while a data save operation is in progress. Do not
perform any other operation while it is displayed.
Turning off the Digital Keyboard or removing the
memory card can cause Digital Keyboard data to be
deleted or become corrupted. It also can cause the
Digital Keyboard to fail to turn on when the L-1
(POWER) button is pressed. If this happens, refer to
“Troubleshooting” (page E-114).
DSP name
Destination user DSP number
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Using the Mixer
The sound source of this Digital Keyboard is capable of
sounding up to 32 individual parts simultaneously. Each part
can be controlled individually, and each part can be
configured to sound a different musical instrument. Different
tones can be assigned to each part when using layer and split
to sound multiple tones at the same time, and to sound
multiple instruments at the same time with Auto
Accompaniment.
The mixer can be used to assign such tones and to configure
other settings for each part, and to configure global effect
settings applied to all parts. The mixer provides you with the
means to make fine adjustments to a wide variety of settings,
from note generation to note output.
This Digital Keyboard has a total of 32 parts: A01 through
A16, and B01 through B16. Each part has a specific purpose.
Use the table below as a reference to determine the purpose
of each part when using the mixer to configure the settings of
a part.
C-5
C-5
C-13
C-13
R-15
R-15
R-16
R-16
R-14
R-14
R-13
R-13
R-17
R-17
Mixer Overview
How Parts are Organized
This
part:
Is used for this:
Go here for more
information:
A01 Manual play UPPER 1 part “Layering and Splitting
Tones” (page E-15)
A02 Manual play UPPER 2 part
A03 Manual play LOWER part
A04 Auto harmonize tone
“Using Auto
Harmonize” (page
E-28)
A05 UPPER 1 part*
1 “Using the Song
Sequencer” (page
E-64)
A06 UPPER 2 part*
2
A07 LOWER part*
3
A08 Metronome sound
“Using the Metronome”
(page E-19)
A09
Auto Accompaniment
percussion part
“Using Auto
Accompaniment” (page
E-24)
A10
Auto Accompaniment drums
part
A11
Auto Accompaniment bass
part
A12 to
A16
Auto Accompaniment Chord
1 part through Chord 5 part
B01 to
B16
Song sequencer track B01
through B16, tracks 1 through
16 during playback of a MIDI
file from a memory card, CH1
through CH16 during MIDI
receive
“Using the Song
Sequencer” (page
E-64), “Playing a Music
File from a Memory
Card” (page E-108),
“Connecting to a
Computer” (page
E-112)
*1 UPPER 1 part recorded to the song sequencer system
track.
*2 UPPER 2 part recorded to the song sequencer system
track.
*3 LOWER part recorded to the song sequencer system
track.
This
part:
Is used for this:
Go here for more
information:
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1. Press the C-5 (MIXER) button.
• This causes the mixer screen to appear.
2. Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to select the
mixer parameter you want to change.
• You can select master (MASTER), effect (DSP),
microphone input (MIC), or a part (A01 through A16,
B01 through B16). The currently selected setting is
shown in the line two of the display.
• While a part is selected, you can toggle between
Group A and Group B by pressing both of the R-17 (u,
i) buttons at the same time.
3. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the parameter you want to
change.
• The parameters that can be configured depend on the
currently selected setting. For details, refer to the
sections shown in the table below.
• When you move the thick brackets (%) to one of the
setting values of a part parameter, all of the part
parameter values of the group (A or B) to which the part
belongs are indicated by level meter black boxes.
4. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
setting value.
• Pressing the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time
returns a parameter to its initial default setting.
• While the “Part” (part on/off) setting of a part parameter
is being configured, pressing both of the R-14 (–, +)
buttons at the same time will change the setting to “Sol”
(Solo). For details, see “Part Parameters” (page E-44).
5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 as required to
configure other parameters.
6. To exit the mixer, press the C-5 (MIXER) button
or the R-15 (EXIT) button.
• This exits the mixer screen.
• While master (MASTER), effect (DSP) or microphone input
(MIC) is selected in step 2 above for setting, you also can
perform normal keyboard play (play using layer, split, and
Auto Accompaniment).
• While an individual part (A01 through A16, B01 through
B16) is selected in step 2 above, pressing a keyboard key
will sound only notes of the selected part. All other types of
performance operations (layer, split, Auto Accompaniment,
etc.) are disabled.
Mixer Operation
To change mixer parameters
Currently selected setting
(MASTER, DSP, MIC, or A01 to A16/B01 to B16)
Parameter/Setting value
Currently selected setting part
(when currently selected setting is A01 to A16/B01 to B16)
When this setting is
selected:
These parameters can be
configured:
MASTER MASTER parameters
(page E-42)
MIC MIC parameters
(page E-43)
DSP DSP parameters (page E-42)
A01 to A16/B01 to B16 Part parameters (page E-44)
B
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• For details about how initial default settings are configured
when you perform the following procedure, see “Parameter
List” (page E-127).
1. While the mixer screen is displayed, hold down
the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the
C-13 (MENU) button.
• This displays the mixer menu screen with the 0 next to
“Initialize”.
2. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
3. In response to the “Sure?” message that
appears, press the R-14 (YES) button to
initialize all mixer parameters or the R-14 (NO)
button to cancel.
1. While the mixer screen is displayed, hold down
the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the
C-13 (MENU) button.
• This displays the mixer menu.
2. Use the R-17 (y) button to move the 0 to
“Display” and then press the R-16 (ENTER)
button.
3. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
setting.
4. After the setting is the way you want, press the
R-15 (EXIT) button to exit the menu.
To initialize all mixer parameters To change the information displayed by the
level meter while configuring part parameter
settings
To select display of this
information:
Select this setting:
Part parameter setting values Param
Volume level Meter
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The tables below show the parameters that can be configured on the mixer screen.
The settings marked with an asterisk (*) in the “Setting Range” column are initial defaults.
MASTER parameters include items for adjusting the volume level, pan position, and other settings that are applied globally to all
parts.
DSP parameters include DSP-related settings that are applied globally to all parts.
• DSP parameter setting cannot be changed while “on” is selected for the “DSP Disable” effect setting. See “To add the
chorus effect to sounds” (page E-35) for information about “DSP Disable”. If you want to change DSP parameter
settings, change the “DSP Disable” setting to “oFF”.
Mixer Parameter Settings
MASTER Parameters
Parameter Name Description Setting Range
Volume
(Master Volume)
Specifies the maximum volume level of Digital Keyboard output.
The level set here is the maximum level that can be set with the L-2 (CTK-6000:
VOLUME) (WK-6500: MAIN VOLUME) knob.
0 to 127*
Pan
(Master Pan)
Specifies the stereo pan position of all sound output by the Digital Keyboard.
0 indicates the center, while a smaller values shifts to the left and a larger value
shifts to the right.
–64 to 0*
to +63
DSP Parameters
Parameter Name Description Setting Range
Cho/DSP
(Chorus/DSP)
Specifies whether the Digital Keyboard’s sound source should go through
the chorus or DSP.*1
This setting item is linked to the “Chorus/DSP”*2
item
on the effect setting screen. The settings below cannot be configured
whenever this parameter is “Chorus”.
Chorus*
, DSP
Part
(DSP Output Enable)
Specifies if a note should be output (on) or not output (oFF) after it passes
through the DSP.
oFF, on*
Volume
(DSP Output Volume)
Specifies the post-DSP volume level.*1
0 to 127*
Pan
(DSP Output Pan)
Specifies the post-DSP send stereo pan position. 0 indicates the center,
while a smaller values shifts to the left and a larger value shifts to the right.
–64 to 0*
to +63
Rev.Send
(DSP Output Reverb Send)
Specifies how much reverb is applied to the post-DSP send note. 0 to 40*
to 127
*1 See the block diagram under “Configuration of Effects” (page E-32).
*2 See “To add the chorus effect to sounds” (page E-35) and “To use a DSP” (page E-36).
B
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The MIC parameters include microphone input (input via T-7 (MIC IN) jack) related settings.
MIC Parameters (WK-6500 Only)
Parameter Name Description Setting Range
Part
(Mic Enable)
Specifies if sound input via a microphone should be output (on) or not output
(oFF).
oFF, on*
Volume
(Mic Volume)
Specifies the volume level of sound input via a microphone.*1
0 to 80*
to 127
Pan
(Mic Pan)
Specifies the stereo pan position of sound input via a microphone. 0 indicates
the center, while a smaller values shifts to the left and a larger value shifts to the
right.
–64 to 0*
to +63
DSP Line
(Mic DSP Line)
Specifies whether DSP should be applied to microphone input. oFF*
, on
Rev.Send
(Mic Reverb Send)
Specifies how much reverb is applied to sound input via a microphone. 0 to 40*
to 127
Cho.Send
(Mic Chorus Send)
Specifies how much chorus effect is applied to sound input via a microphone. 0*
to 127
*1 See the block diagram under “Configuration of Effects” (page E-32).
B
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Part parameters include setting items that can be adjusted for parts A01 through A16 and B01 through B16.
Part Parameters
Parameter Name Description Setting Range
TONE
(Part Tone)
Specifies a tone for each part. When configuring this parameter, you can use the
buttons from R-1 ([A] PIANO) through R-12 ([L] USER TONES) to select a tone
group.
A:001 to L:010
Part
(Part On/Off)
Specifies if the notes of a particular part should be output (on) or not output (oFF).
When a part is turned on, the part number is displayed along the bottom of the level
meter. Part numbers are not displayed for parts that are turned off.
When playing back a MIDI file or song sequencer song, a “Sol” (Solo) option can be
specified to play a specific part only. To switch to “Sol”, press both R-14 (–, +)
buttons at the same time.
oFF, on*
Volume
(Part Volume)
Specifies the volume level of each part. 0 to 127*
Pan
(Part Pan)
Specifies the stereo pan position of each part. 0 indicates the center, while a smaller
values shifts to the left and a larger value shifts to the right.
–64 to 0*
to +63
CoarseTune
(Part Coarse Tune)
Specifies, in semitone steps, the pitch of the notes of each part. –24 to 0*
to +24
FineTune
(Part Fine Tune)
Specifies, in cent steps, the pitch of the notes of each part. –99 to 0*
to +99
BendRange
(Part Bend Range)
Specifies the bend range of each part. 0 to 2*
to 24
DSP Line
(Part DSP Line)
Specifies whether DSP should be applied to each part. Changing this setting from
“oFF” to “on” automatically switches the “Cho/DSP” setting (page E-42) to “DSP”.
oFF*
, on
Rev.Send
(Part Reverb Send)
Specifies how much reverb is applied to each part.
No reverb is applied at all when this setting is 0, while maximum reverb is applied
when it is 127.
0 to 40*
to 127
Cho.Send
(Part Chorus Send)
Specifies how much chorus is applied to each part.
No chorus is applied at all when this setting is 0, while maximum chorus is applied
when it is 127.
0*
to 127
Scale
(Part Scale Enable)
Specifies whether scale (page E-21) settings should be applied (on) or should not be
applied (oFF). Equal temperament is applied to parts when this setting is “oFF”.
oFF*
, on
B
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E-45
Using the Tone Editor
You can create a user tone by editing one of the built-in preset
tones.
The preset tones built into this Digital Keyboard consist of a
number of parameters. To create a user tone, you first recall a
preset tone (A:001 to K:128) and then modify its parameters
to change it to your own original tone.
Note that drum set sounds (K:129 through K:145) cannot be
used as the basis of a user tone.
The illustration nearby shows the parameters that make up
the preset tones, and what each parameter does. As can be
seen in the illustration, parameters can be divided into four
groups, each of which is described in detail below.
• Tone Setting
Specifies which of the preset tones should be used as the
original tone.
These parameters control how the tone changes over time,
from when the keyboard key is pressed until the tone decays.
You can specify changes in volume and sound
characteristics.
• Attack time
This is the rate or time it takes for the tone to reach its highest
volume level. You can specify a fast rate, where the tone
reaches its highest volume level immediately, a slow rate
where it gradually rises, or something in between.
• Release time
This is the rate or time it takes for the tone volume to fall to
zero after a keyboard key is released. You can specify a
release that ranges from a sudden fall to zero, to one that
gradually falls to zero.
C-6
C-6
C-13
C-13
R-15
R-15
R-16
R-16
R-14
R-14
R-13
R-13
R-17
R-17
Tone Creation Overview
Volume Characteristic
Parameters
• Attack Time
• Release Time
• Cutoff Frequency
Tone Pitch Parameters
• Vibrato Type
• Vibrato Depth
• Vibrato Rate
• Vibrato Delay
• Octave Shift
Tone Characteristic
Setting Parameters
• Volume
• Touch Sense
• Reverb Send
• Chorus Send
• DSP Line
• DSP Type
• DSP Parameters
Tone
Characteristic
Waveform
• Tone
Setting
Output
(1) Tone Characteristic Waveform
(2) Volume Characteristic Parameters
A R
Key pressed Key released
Envelope
Note ends
Time
A : Attack time
R : Release time
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• Cutoff Frequency
The cutoff frequency is a parameter for adjusting timbre by
cutting any frequency that is higher than a specific frequency.
A larger cutoff frequency produces a brighter (harder) timbre,
while a smaller frequency produces a darker (softer) timbre.
• Vibrato Type, Vibrato Delay, Vibrato Rate, Vibrato
Depth
These parameters adjust the vibrato effect, which causes
periodic changes in the tone.
• Octave Shift
This parameter controls the octave of all tones.
• Volume
This parameter controls the overall volume of the tone.
• Touch Sense
This parameter controls changes in volume and timbre in
accordance with the relative amount of pressure applied to
the keyboard keys. You can specify more volume for stronger
pressure and less volume or a lighter pressure, or you can
specify the same volume regardless of how much pressure is
applied to the keys.
• Reverb Send, Chorus Send, DSP Line , DSP Type, DSP
Parameters
These parameters control the effects applied to tones.
Tone areas numbered L:001 through L:010 are for storage of
user tones. You can have up to 10 user tones stored in
memory at one time. You can recall a stored user tone by
pressing the R-12 ([L] USER TONES) button. See “To select
a tone” (page E-14).
1. Select the tone you want to edit in order to
create your user tone.
2. Press the C-6 (TONE EDITOR) button.
• This displays the tone editor screen.
• You can use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to scroll
between pages.
3. Use the R-17 (t, y) buttons to move the thick
brackets (%) to the parameter you want to
change.
• For information about the operation and the setting
range of each parameter, see “Tone Parameter
Settings” (page E-48).
4. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to change the
setting value.
• Pressing the R-14 (–, +) buttons at the same time
returns a parameter to its initial default setting.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as required to configure
other parameters.
(3) Tone Pitch Parameters
(4) Tone Characteristic Setting Parameters
Level
Frequency
Cutoff frequency
Creating a User Tone
User Tone Numbers
To create and save a user tone
Parameter name Current setting
Total number of pages
Currently displayed page
Currently selected parameter
(Enclosed by thick brackets %).
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6. To save a rhythm after you edit it, hold down
the R-13 (FUNCTION) button as you press the
C-13 (MENU) button.
• This displays the tone editor menu.
7. Press the R-16 (ENTER) button.
• This displays a screen for specifying the destination
user tone number and tone name.
8. Use the dial or R-14 (–, +) buttons to select the
destination user tone number you want.
9. Use the R-17 (u, i) buttons to move the
cursor to the name character position you want
to change, and then use the dial or R-14 (–, +)
buttons to select the character you want.
• See “Supported Input Characters” (page E-124) for
information about the characters you can input for the
name.
• To input a space, press both of the R-14 (–, +) buttons
at the same time.
10.After everything is the way you want, press the
R-16 (ENTER) button.
• A message (Replace?) will appear on the display to
confirm whether you want to replace the existing data
with the new data. Press the R-14 (YES) button to
replace the existing data with the new data.
• The message “Please Wait” will remain on the display
while a data save operation is in progress. Do not
perform any other operation while it is displayed.
Turning off the Digital Keyboard or removing the
memory card can cause Digital Keyboard data to be
deleted or become corrupted. It also can cause the
Digital Keyboard to fail to turn on when the L-1
(POWER) button is pressed. If this happens, refer to
“Troubleshooting” (page E-114).
• Pressing the R-15 (EXIT) button in place of step 6 displays
the confirmation screen shown below. Pressing the R-14
(YES) button at this time will display the tone save screen in
step 9.
To cancel the editor operation without saving the edited
results, press the R-14 (NO) button.
Tone name
Destination user tone number
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The table below shows the parameters that can be configured on the tone editor screen. For information about each parameter,
also refer to “Tone Creation Overview” (page E-45).
The settings marked with an asterisk (*) in the “Setting Range” column are initial defaults.
Tone Parameter Settings
Parameter Name Description Setting Range
AttackTime
(Attack Time)
Specifies the time until a note starts to sound after a key is pressed. –64 to 0*
to +63
ReleasTime
(Release Time)
Specifies the time a note continues to sound after a key is released. –64 to 0*
to +63
CutOff
(Cutoff Frequency)
Adjusts timbre by attenuating note components that are higher than a certain
frequency. A larger value produces a brighter, harder sound, while a lower
value produces a mellower, softer sound.
–64 to 0*
to +63
Vib.Type
(Vibrato Type)
Specifies the vibrato type (vibrato waveform). Sin*
, Tri, Saw, Sqr
Vib.Depth
(Vibrato Depth)
Specifies how much vibrato is applied to a note. –64 to 0*
to +63
Vib.Rate
(Vibrato Rate)
Specifies the speed of the vibrato applied to a note. –64 to 0*
to +63
Vib.Delay
(Vibrato Delay)
Specifies how much time elapses until vibrato starts. –64 to 0*
to +63
Oct.Shift
(Octave Shift)
Shifts the pitch upwards or downwards in octave steps. –2 to 0*
to +2
Volume
(Volume)
Specifies the volume level of all tones. A larger value sets a higher volume
level.
0 to 127*
TouchSense
(Touch Sense)
Specifies how much the volume changes in accordance with the relative
amount of pressure applied to keyboard keys. A larger positive value results
more change in volume in accordance with key pressure. A larger negative
values results in less change in volume in accordance with key pressure. Key
pressure does not affect volume when a value of 0 is set.
–64 to 0 to +63*
Rev.Send
(Reverb Send)
Specifies how much reverb is applied for each tone. 0 to 40*
to 127
Cho.Send
(Chorus Send)
Specifies how much chorus is applied for each tone. 0*
to 127
Setting Description Waveform
Sin Sine wave
Tri Triangle wave
Saw Sawtooth wave
Sqr Square wave

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