Yamaha PSR-248 Owner's Manual

Yamaha PSR-248 Manual

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  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... any power supply or adapter other than one described in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha. This product ... SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. • Do not expose the ... outlet, and have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. • Use the specified adaptor (... Save all data to an external device such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3, in order ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha PSR-248 PortaTone! You now own a portable keyboard that combines advanced functions, great sound and exceptional ease-of-use in a highly compact package. Its outstanding features also make it a ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Main Features The PSR-248 is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use keyboard with the following features and functions: Yamaha Education Suite page 26-... selected Style. • MIDI terminals for interfacing with other MIDI devices. The PSR-248 also has a Sustain switch jack. • Built-in...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...TONK BALLAD GPL SHUFFLE JAZZ WALTZ PIANO BALLAD BEAT POP 6/8 GOSPEL FUSION ... POP MAMBO DANCE POP ROCK PIANO BEGUINE BLUEGRASS TECHNO ROCK & ROLL ... INTRO/ A ENDING rit. ´ OTS CHORD GUIDE OFF ² SMART DICTIONARY ACMP ON/OFF... m aug B ¹ WAITING VOICE CHANGE MELODY GUIDE MINUS ONE OFF dim L sus4...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...· MASTER VOLUME dial This determines the overall volume of the PortaTone. ¹ MAIN A/B (AUTO FILL), Fast Forward (f)/... Style mode is selected, this is used to control the Chord Guide functions. (See page 37.) When the Song mode... Voice mode and calls up the Grand Piano voice. (See page 13.) METRONOME ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Panel Controls and Terminals Rear Panel IN MIDI OUT SUSTAIN PHONES/ OUTPUT DC IN 10-12V DC IN 10-12V jack This... jack This is for connection to an optional FC4 or FC5 Footswitch. (See page 10.) MIDI IN, OUT terminals These are for connection to other MIDI instruments and devices. (See pages 10, ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... of six new batteries. CAUTION Power Requirements Although the PSR-248 will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries, Yamaha recommends use of an... to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the PSR-248 for a long time, make sure you unplug ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... insert a headphone plug into this jack. s Connecting a Keyboard Amplifier or Stereo System Though the PortaTone is equipped with a builtin speaker system, you ... This feature lets you use an optional footswitch (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) to sustain the sound of the keyboard voice. This is used in the same ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... will play in sequence. You can play along on the keyboard with the songs. If the Voice Change function is ...) and the melody notes (in the music staves and the keyboard diagram) as they change during the song. (... 27) 002 Current chord Melody notation Keyboard diagram (current note is dark) 11 9
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ..., contact the store where you purchased the instrument or, Yamaha directly, to have the LCD replaced. A fee... 002 WholeNew MEASURE 003 ² Chord ¿ Keyboard ´ Measure/Tempo and beat ³ Mode... conveniently indicate notes currently played on the keyboard. When a song is being played back, they show...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... function and instantly call up the Grand Piano voice. Press the piano-shaped PORTABLE GRAND button....for playing the special "Stereo Sampled Piano" Grand Piano voice (voice 001). It automatically selects the ...(>/s) button. It also sets the Multi Pads to special piano phrases, and calls up style #...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... 9/4 Plays no "1" beats (all low clicks) Adjusting the Metronome Volume You can adjust the volume of the Metronome sound independently of the other PortaTone sounds. The volume range is 000 - 127. Change the value. Use the OVERALL +/- buttons to increase or decrease the Metronome Volume value....
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... are shown at the right side of the panel. A complete list of the available voices is given on page 44. Voice list GRAND PIANO PIANO HONKY-TONK E PIANO 1~4 HARPSICHORD CLAVI CELESTA E ORGAN 1~4 CHURCH ORG 1~2 FULL ORGAN WAVE ORGAN ACCORDION HARMONICA STRINGS VIOLIN CELLO HARP SITAR BANJO UKULELE ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... one voice may sound higher or lower than another voice at the same key. 042 Trombone TEMPO 116 NOTE: When selecting Voice numbers 1 - 10, the PortaTone pauses briefly before changing to the voice. (However, you can quickly select the voice by pressing all three digits; for example, select voice...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ....) This includes not only the notes played from the keyboard, but also the notes in a style pattern,... voices, each playable from opposite sections of the keyboard - the lower voice playable up to B2 ... various drum and percussion sounds from the keyboard. (Refer to the Percussion Voice chart below.)...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... can also adjust the tuning and change the transposition (key) of the PortaTone with the Transpose and Tuning functions. Transpose Transpose determines the... the Multi Pads. This allows you to easily match the pitch of the PortaTone to other instruments or singers, or play in a different key without ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...OVERALL +/- buttons simultaneously (when Tuning is selected in the Overall menu). Decreases Tuning value Increases Tuning value Touch response The PortaTone features a Touch Response function that gives you dynamic, expressive control over the volume of the voices. The Touch Sensitivity parameter...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ..., you can also play along with them on the keyboard. A Voice Change function lets you set whether the keyboard voice changes or not with the voice changes in the song itself. Also, by... can "mute" the original melody and play it manually on the keyboard yourself. Selecting and Playing a ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Selecting and Playing Songs - The Song Mode Current measure number 001 StarWars MEASURE 002 NOTE: You can play along with the song using the currently selected voice, or even select a different voice for playing along. Simply call up the Voice mode while the song is playing back and select ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... a different song or style. (The set tempo remains, however, when switching styles during playback except when OTS is on.) When you turn on the power of the PortaTone, the tempo is automatically set to 116 bpm. About the Beat Display TEMPO 116 Indicates the first beat of the measure (downbeat) ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Selecting and Playing Songs - The Song Mode Adjusting the Song Volume The playback volume of the song can be adjusted. This volume control affects only the song volume. The volume range is 000 - 127. Select the Song Volume function in the Overall menu. Press one of the OVERALL s/t buttons, ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... on/off. (See page 27.) WAITING VOICE CHANGE MELODY GUIDE MINUS ONE OFF Pressing this button alternately pauses and resumes song ... during playback (with sound), or when playback is paused or stopped. This controls the Melody Guide function. (See page 26.) A/B Repeat This useful function is ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Selecting and Playing Songs - The Song Mode Set point B (the end point of the section). Press the button once again, at the ending point of the section to be repeated. The selected phrase repeats indefinitely until stopped. A-b Repeat MEASURE 012 Pause or stop playback as needed. Use the ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...During song playback, the PortaTone shows the notes of the melody in the music staves and the keyboard diagram .... Waiting WAITING VOICE CHANGE MELODY GUIDE MINUS ONE OFF MEASURE 001... is indicated in the display (in the music staves and the keyboard diagram). MinusOne Off This turns the Melody ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... "Off," you can select from the 100 voices of the PortaTone for playing the melody from the keyboard. Select a song. With the Song mode active, ...within the song itself. Setting this to on ensures that the voice played from the keyboard remains the same as the voice (or voices) programmed to the ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... accompaniment by the chords you play. Auto accompaniment effectively splits the keyboard into two sections: The upper is used for playing a melody line, and the lower (labeled "ACMP" below the keyboard) is for the auto accompaniment function. Selecting and Playing a Style Select ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...start the rhythm/accompaniment by simply pressing a key on the keyboard. To use Sync-Start, first press ...then press any key in the ACMP section of the keyboard (or any key when accompaniment is off). ACMP ...style by playing any key in the ACMP section of the keyboard. ACMP ON/OFF SYNCSTART START/ STOP ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... by simply playing a chord or key in the ACMP section of the keyboard (or any key when accompaniment is off). Style Controls ... function on/off. (See page 36.) CHORD GUIDE SMART DICTIONARY INTRO/ A ENDING rit. B...B section. (See page 32.) This controls the Chord Guide function. (See page 37.) 30 28
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    .... NOTE: Chords played in the ACMP section of the keyboard are also detected and played when the accompaniment is stopped. In effect, this gives you a "split keyboard," with bass and chords in the left hand and... 40 - 240 bpm (beats per minute). For instructions on changing the Tempo, see page 21. ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... - in which case the Fill-in will begin from the first beat of the next measure. • Fill-in patterns are not available when one of the Piano styles (#81 - #100) are selected. MAIN AUTO FILL B OTS VOICE CHANGE Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume The playback volume of the accompaniment can be ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...the chords of the accompaniment by playing keys in the ACMP section of the keyboard using either the "Single Finger" or "Fingered" method... Key of C NOTE: If the chord is inverted (i.e., C-E-G is played as G-C-E), the PortaTone will still recognize it as a C chord. The chord recognition system...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Selecting and Playing Styles - The Style Mode What is a Chord? The simple answer: Three or more notes played simultaneously is a chord. (Two notes played together is an "interval" - an interval being the distance between two different notes. This is also referred to as a "harmony.") ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... other, and the stacked notes are indicated in the chord name of the chord type as a number - the number being the distance of the note from the root. (See the keyboard diagram below.) For example, the minor 6th chord includes the 6th note of the scale, the major 7th chord has the 7th note of the ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... that "OTS On" appears briefly in the display. AIN O FILL B OTS CHORD GUIDE OTS On TEMPO ACMP ON 116 When One Touch Setting is on, the ... set to On when One Touch Setting is on, playing a key in the ACMP section of the keyboard starts the style. To turn One Touch Setting off, press the button...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Selecting and Playing Styles - The Style Mode Chord Guide The Chord Guide functions of the PortaTone provide powerful, easy-to-use tools for learning chords and chord relationships. Chord Guide features two different types of operation: Smart and Dictionary. Smart ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... TEMPO ACMP ON 116 Play the style, and play single note chords (root notes) in the ACMP section. Start style playback in the desired way. (For specific instructions on starting styles, see page 29.) For example, when the key has been set to F major, pressing the following single notes results in ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... ACMP ON 116 ROOT G Specify the root of the chord. Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord root (as printed on the panel). ... of the chord (major, minor, seventh, etc.). Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord type (as printed on the panel). ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Selecting and Playing Styles - The Style Mode Multi Pads These convenient pads let you instantly trigger various musical and rhythmic phrases as you play the PortaTone. There are a total of 40 different sounds or phrases (20 banks, with two pad sounds for each bank). The phrases play back at the ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...data from the connected sending device. IN MIDI OUT S Transmits MIDI data (keyboard performance) to the connected ...transmit channels are fixed to the following data: Ch. 1 : Keyboard, harmony Ch. 2 : Bass Ch. 3 : Chord... to record and play back performance data played on the PortaTone keyboard. 41 39...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Troubleshooting Problem When the PortaTone is turned on or off, a popping sound is temporarily produced. When using a mobile phone, noise is produced.... ON and keys are played in the ACMP section of the keyboard. Too many keys are pressed at the same time. The PortaTone is polyphonic up to a maximum ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...display ...22 Main A/B ...32 Melody Guide ...26 Metronome ...13 MIDI ...41 style controls ...30 ...chords, Fingered ...33 chords, Single Finger ...33 MIDI Implementation Chart ...48 Minus One ...26...Time Signature ...14 Touch ...19 Transpose ...18 Troubleshooting ...42 Tuning ...19 D DEMO button ...11...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
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  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...; they are special voices programmed into the songs of the PortaTone and are selected automatically in song playback. However...ciales programmées dans les morceaux du PortaTone et sont automatiquement sélectionnées... Pan Flute Lead Sawtooth Rising Piano Concerto Electric Piano Concerto Fairy land Hot...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    MULTI PAD LIST/LISTE DE MULTI PAD No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Name Pianist1 Pianist2 Guitar Play Brass BrassHit Funky Techno1 Techno2 Arpeggio Twinkle1 Twinkle2 Crystal Bird Africa DrumKit Tom_Flam Drum_Seq LatPerc BongoSeq Timbales LCD Pianist1 Pianist2 Gtr.Play Brass ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Specifications and descriptions in this owner's manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to... same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. * Les caractéristiques techniques ... Music Stand, Owner's Manual, Song Book Power supply Adaptor: Yamaha PA-3B ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    midi implementation chart/ FEUILLE D'IMPLÉMENTATION [Portable Keyboard] Model: PSR-248 MIDI Implementation Chart Date: 7-JAN-1999 Version: 1.0 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Channel Default Changed Default Messages ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...list. Program change and other like channel messages received will not affect the PSR-248 panel settings or what is being played on the keyboard. *4 F0H,7EH,...reçus n'affecteront pas les réglages de console du PSR-248 ou le morceau exécuté sur le ...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...: 416-298-1311 ITALY Yamaha Musica Italia S.P.A., Home Keyboard Division Viale Italia 88,...-364-7111 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA MEXICO Yamaha de Mexico S.A. De C.V., Departamento de ventas Javier Rojo ... AND TRUST TERRITORIES IN PACIFIC OCEAN Yamaha Corporation, International Marketing Division Nakazawa-...
  • Yamaha PSR-248 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    M.D.G., EMI Division © 1999 Yamaha Corporation V373360 ???PO???.?-01A0 Printed in China



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