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SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO
NOT connect this product to any power supply or adapter other than one
described in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended
by Yamaha.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart,
rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used,
please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the
accessory product.

SPECIFICATIONS 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 modify
any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing
units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at
a high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before
damage occurs.

NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a
function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not
covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners
responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer
before requesting service.

This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may
be rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable type and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of
a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or
incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.

Warning:
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all batteries
away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regulated
by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type
batteries in your area for battery disposal information.

Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some reason
its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all local, state,
and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain
lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please
contact Yamaha directly.

NAME PLATE LOCATION:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this plate. You
should record the model number, serial number, and the date of purchase
in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as a permanent
record of your purchase.

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both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be aware of the following:

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Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of battery is
approximately five years. When replacement becomes necessary, contact
a qualified service representative to perform the replacement.

92-BP (bottom)

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FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained
in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly
approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use the product.

2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or
another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied
with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions.
Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use
this product in the USA.

3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital
devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable
level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic
devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not
installed and used according to the instructions found in the users
manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee

* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.

that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found
to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning
the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using
one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the
interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or
fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If
the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results,
please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of
product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact
Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600
Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by
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(class B)

OBSERVERA!

Entsorgung leerer Batterien (nur innerhalb Deutschlands)

Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) sá länge som den
ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av.

Leisten Sie einen Beitrag zum Umweltschutz. Verbrauchte Batterien
oder Akkumulatoren dürfen nicht in den Hausmüll. Sie können bei einer
Sammelstelle für Altbatterien bzw. Sondermüll abgegeben werden.
Informieren Sie sich bei Ihrer Kommune.

ADVARSEL: Netspæendingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt,
sálæenge netledningen siddr i en stikkontakt, som er t endt — ogsá selvom der or slukket pá apparatets afbryder.
VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta verkosta.

(battery)

(standby)

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fire or other hazards. the following: Power supply/AC power adaptor Water warning • Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. or battery fluid leakage. or if there is a sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument. Do not open • Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any way. trip over. or if any unusual smells or smoke should appear to be caused by it. use the provided screws only. • Use only the stand specified for the instrument. such as alkaline batteries with manganese batteries. These precautions include. (4)-8 • Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might accidentally fall over. Battery fluid is corrosive and may possibly cause loss of sight or chemical burns. • Do not attempt to recharge batteries that are not intended to be charged. or other electric devices. The instrument contains no user-serviceable parts. CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others. • Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV. A burning item may fall over and cause a fire. The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument. damages. since this can cause overheating. or place it in a position where anyone could walk on. or skin. or damage to the instrument or other property. stereo equipment. If you notice any abnormality • If the AC adaptor cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged. or in a car during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or damage to the internal components. Also. Failure to do so might result in overheating. near a heater. If it should appear to be malfunctioning. on the unit. discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. or batteries from different makers. • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5D. disconnect the adaptor plug from the outlet. PA-5C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. do not mix battery types. such as candles. • Unplug the AC power adaptor when not using the instrument. mouth. Location Battery • Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations. • Do not dispose of batteries in fire. • When the batteries run out. use it near water or in damp or wet conditions. but are not limited to. always hold the plug itself and not the cord.PRECAUTIONS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING * Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. or radio may generate noise. These precautions include. or place containers on it containing liquids which might spill into any openings. Fire warning • Do not put burning items. or if the instrument is not to be used for a long time. Doing so can result in lower sound quality. WARNING Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock. Otherwise. radio. immediately turn off the power switch. • Always make sure all batteries are inserted in conformity with the +/. or possibly cause overheating in the outlet. fire. remove the batteries from the instrument to prevent possible leakage of the battery fluid. the following: Power supply/AC power adaptor • When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet. • Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a multiple-connector. place heavy objects on it. TV. or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight. or battery fluid leakage. and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord.polarity markings. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. or different types of batteries from the same maker. When attaching the stand or rack. • Do not expose the instrument to rain. the instrument. Failure to do so could cause damage to the internal components or result in the instrument falling over. Do not use new batteries together with old ones. remove all connected adaptor and other cables. short-circuiting. 4 • Always replace all batteries at the same time. avoid contact with the leaked fluid. • Keep batteries away from children. 1/2 . or roll anything over it. mobile phone. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it. • Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands. If the battery fluid should come in contact with your eyes. or during electrical storms. and have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. but are not limited to. • If the batteries do leak. fire. wash immediately with water and consult a doctor. • Do not place the AC adaptor cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators. • Before moving the instrument.

consult a physician. When using a power adaptor. Do not use paint thinners. cleaning fluids. the instrument retains the internal data when the power is turned off. Handling caution • Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument. since this can cause permanent hearing loss. • Never insert or drop paper. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. Save important data to a floppy disk/external media such as the Yamaha MDF3 MIDI data filer. Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. Such copyrighted materials include. we recommend that you save your important data onto two floppy disks. without limitation. MIDI files. turn off the power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. or place heavy objects on the instrument. and may be different from the ones on your instrument. all computer software. ● Trademarks • Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer. Keep the power adaptor connected while you replace the batteries to prevent loss of data. plastic or rubber objects on the instrument. use a soft. Saving data Saving and backing up your data Maintenance For instruments with RAM that retains data by using dry cell batteries or a power adaptor • When cleaning the instrument. WAVE data and sound recordings. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use. switches or connectors.• Do not rest your weight on. • As long as dry cell batteries are installed or the power adaptor is connected. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws. or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths.EMI Music Ltd CAUTION: All Rights Reserved. dry cloth. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument. or data that is lost or destroyed. If this happens. • Do not place vinyl. metallic. • Do not operate the instrument for a long period of time at a high or uncomfortable volume level. set all volume levels to minimum. since this might discolor the panel or keyboard. Keyboard illustrations and LCD screenshots are taken from the DGX-500. ● Three of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this keyboard are as follows: Composition Title: Just The Way You Are Composer’s Name: Joel 0273671 Copyright Owner’s Name: EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD Composition Title: Ribbon In The Sky Composer’s Name: Wonder 0404386 Copyright Owner’s Name: Black Bull Music / Jobete Music Co Ltd Composition Title: Look Of Love Composer’s Name: Bacharach/David 0093316 Copyright Owner’s Name: Screen Gems . styles files. If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears. Also. make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet. be sure to set the volumes of all components at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level. Unauthorized copying. or other objects into the gaps on the panel or keyboard.S. (4)-8 2/2 5 . Inc. and do not use excessive force on the buttons. When you are not using the instrument for a long time. Backing up the floppy disk • To protect against data loss through media damage. • Windows is the registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation. electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. public performance and broadcasting are strictly prohibited regarding the above three demo-songs. even when the power switch is in the “STANDBY” position. • The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this owner’s manual are for instructional purposes only. Make sure to discard used batteries according to local regulations. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.. the example panel control illustrations. the data will be lost. DON’T MAKE. DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES. Before turning the power on or off for all components. registered in the U. solvents. • Unless otherwise indicated. If you remove the batteries and disconnect the adaptor. Connections • Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components. and other countries. ● COPYRIGHT NOTICE This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights. turn off the power for all components.

... • One Touch Setting function for automatically calling up an appropriate voice to match the style or song you select.. allowing you to play back song data on commercially available GM.. easy-to-use Music Database feature that automatically selects the style. The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level.. • Special Split voices. It also allows you to save and play back Standard MIDI File (SMF) format 0 data. These tools include Lesson...... for recording and playing back up to five of your original songs. The DGX-500/300 is also compatible with a wide variety of disk formats. each with Intro... However. and Clavinova Disklavier Piano Soft disks... DOC. high-quality sound.. An Auto Fill function adds dynamic fills when switching sections. Just select the genre... “XGlite” is a simplified version of Yamaha’s high-quality XG tone generation format... and effect settings for playing in a specific type of music. for automatically configuring the DGX-500/300 for optimum piano play. • 619 exceptionally realistic and dynamic voices. and the DGX-500/300 takes care of the rest! ■ Disk Drive . which teaches you how to play chords. Main A and B. keep in mind that some songs may play back differently compared to the original data. • 135 auto accompaniment styles. which evaluates your practice sessions and rates your performance. ■ XGlite As its name implies. They automatically change both the volume and tone according to your playing strength — just like a real musical instrument! ... Other powerful features include: • The advanced Yamaha Education Suite — a special set of learning tools that make it easy and fun to master the keyboard.. • Instant Portable Grand function..... Its outstanding features also make it a remarkably expressive and versatile instrument. • Powerful... • Touch Response and Dynamic Filter that give you extraordinarily expressive control over the voices. page 53 The DGX-500/300 has an advanced. Includes an authentic Stereo Sampled Piano voice... Naturally. This can be a big help if you know what genre of music you want to play... 6 • High-quality Reverb... ■ Powerful Speaker System The built-in stereo amplifier/speaker system of the DGX-500/300 with a special Bass Boost feature — provides exceptionally powerful. • 12 different Drum Kit voices. but you don’t know what settings to make..... due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects.. • Registration Memory presets for storing all of the DGX-500/ 300’s panel settings to a single button for instant and automatic recall. letting you hear the full dynamic range of the DGX-500/300’s authentic voices.. DSP... with individual drum and percussion sounds on each key. voice... which guides you through the parts of a song just as a teacher would..Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha DGX-500/300 Portable Grand ™ ! You now own a portable keyboard that combines advanced functions. Grade.... utilizing digital recordings of actual instruments.. Main Features The DGX-500/300 is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use keyboard with the following features and functions: ■ MUSIC DATABASE . and Ending sections. and Harmony effects for enhancing the sound of the voices — and your performance.making it possible to use song data with your favorite sequencer or sequencingsoftware... ■ GM System Level 1 “GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible music data can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator. page 73 The DGX-500/300 also features a convenient floppy disk drive letting you load and save your own original User Songs or load the Style Files. with two different voices playable from separate sections of the keyboard. great sound and exceptional ease-of-use in a highly compact package. regardless of manufacturer. you can play back any XG song data using an XGlite tone generator... and Dictionary... Read this Owner’s Manual carefully while playing your new DGX-500/300 in order to take full advantage of its various features. easy-to-use song recording operations.

.....................................44 • MAIN/AUTO FILL (Main A/B and Fill-ins) .................................... 60 • Adjusting the Song Volume................................ 80 • Utility – Formatting an Unformatted Disk ............................ 62 • Recording a User Song............... 89 Data Backup & Initialization ...........................................................................................................................28 • One Touch Setting....................................56 Song Recording....................................Contents Panel Controls and Terminals .................................................................. 59 • Changing the Tempo ................... 98 Music Database List ........................................................................................................................ 33 • Reverb ........................... 87 • External Clock.................................. 104 Keyboard Stand Assembly (DGX-500 only)................................................................................................................................................. 72 Disk Operations ............................. 109 7 ....39 • Sync Stop .................... 61 • Power Requirements ........................27 • Split Voice.............................................. 88 Troubleshooting .................35 Selecting and Playing Styles .............54 Registration Memory ......................................... 83 • Connecting to a Personal Computer........................................................34 • Harmony ......... 90 Voice List .............................................................................................47 • Setting the Split Point ...................................... 20 Portable Grand...................................... 108 Index ..........................................11 • Accessory Jacks ...................................................50 Using the Music Database ..............10 • Turning On the Power............... 22 • Playing the Portable Grand................................. 71 • Grade .................................................................. 76 Saving files in SMF Format 0.............................................................................................................................................................. 86 • Using Initial Setup Send with a Sequencer................... 24 • Playing a Voice ............................................49 • Dictionary............................................ 66 Song Lesson .............................................................................................. 38 • Selecting a Style .................................................. 55 • Registration Memory Presets .......... 57 • A-B Repeat ........................................ 70 • Lesson 3 — Minus One .......................................................................... 12 Songs............................................................................................................................... 67 • Select the Lesson Track .. 82 MIDI Functions........26 Main Voice and Dual Voice settings ............................... 79 • Utility – Delete.........................................29 • Pitch Bend Range................... 91 Style List . 99 Drum Kit List ............ 8 Selecting and Playing Songs ............................................................................................... 70 • Lesson 4 — Both Hands .................................22 • Using the Metronome ........................... 62 • Song Clear ............................................ 105 Specifications ....... 18 Panel Display Indications . 73 • Disk Song Playback ....... 75 • Save..28 • Transpose and Tuning............................................. 65 • Track Clear ................ 83 • What Is MIDI? ..............55 • Recalling a Registration Memory Preset ............................... 78 • Load ..........45 • Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume .............................................................................................32 Effects............................. 16 Lesson .................... 10 • Selecting and Playing a Song ..................................... 14 Music Database.............................................................24 • Dual Voice .......................................................................... 69 • Lesson 2 — Waiting.........................................................................................................55 • Recording a Registration Memory Preset..........................................................................................................11 Quick Guide Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 12 Voices .............................22 Playing Voices ................................................ 53 • Data stored by the Music Database....................................................................... 67 • Using the Lesson Feature........................................ 85 • Local Control.......................................... 81 • Utility – Formatting a Previously Formatted Disk .........................46 • Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering ..................... 102 Effect map ...............31 • Touch and Touch Sensitivity......33 • DSP ... 100 MIDI Implementation Chart .................43 • Changing the Tempo ............................................38 • Playing the styles....................... 57 Setting Up................................ 58 • Melody Voice Change....... 69 • Lesson 1 — Timing ......................................

(See page 24. !1 [METRONOME] button e [TOUCH] button This turns the metronome on and off.) o LESSON [L] (Left) and [R] (Right) buttons These call up the Lesson exercises for the corresponding hand (left or right) for the selected song. and M.) !5 [VOICE] button u Overall (left. (See page 68. (See page 38. In the Song mode. (See page 35.) !7 Numeric keypad. (See page 28.) This also determines the Accompaniment Split Point.) This instantly calls up the last selected Split Voice. transpose.) Holding down this button calls up the Melody Voice Change function. tuning. this calls up the A-B Repeat function. and MIDI.] (MUSIC DATABASE) button These two buttons on either side of the LCD let you call up various functions.) . including effects. !8 [ACMP] / [A-B REPEAT] button When the Style mode is selected.) r [HARMONY] button This turns the Harmony effect on and off.B. (See page 14. (See page 53. styles.B.) !3 [SONG] button This is for enabling song selection.) This calls up the optimum panel settings for selected music genre. voices. settings. (See page 26..) Holding down this button allows you to set the Time Signature. (See page 32. and operations of the DGX-500/ 300.) t [SPLIT] button !2 [PORTABLE GRAND] button This instantly calls up the Grand Piano voice. (See page 59.) Holding down this button allows you to adjust the Touch Sensitivity setting. (See page 22.Panel Controls and Terminals ■ Front Panel q e r t y u u !3 !4 !5 !6 001 Live!Gnd 001 i o !0 !1 !2 w !8 !9 @0 @1 @2 @3 @4 @5 @7 q Power switch ([STANDBY/ON]) !0 [DICTIONARY] button w [MASTER VOLUME] dial This calls up the Dictionary function (page 50).) This is for enabling voice selection. [+/YES] and [-/NO] buttons These are used for selecting songs.D. (See page 20.) 8 @6 @8 !7 This is for enabling style selection. right) buttons !6 [M. This determines the overall volume of the DGX-500/300. (See pages 25.) They are also used for adjusting certain settings and answering certain display prompts. (See page 57.) !4 [STYLE] button y [DUAL] and [SETTING ▲/▼] buttons Use the [DUAL] button to turn the Dual voice on or off. (See page 39.D. (See page 12. Use the [SETTING ▲/▼] buttons to set the parameters related to the Main and Dual voices. (See page 58.) i [DEMO] button This is used to play the Demo songs. This turns the Touch function on and off. (See page 32. this turns the auto accompaniment on and off.

) 9 .) When the Song mode is selected. OUT terminals These are for connection to other MIDI instruments and devices.) It also allows you to tap out the tempo and automatically start a selected song or style at that tapped speed.) In the Song mode.) When the Song mode is selected. (See page 11. this alternately starts and stops song playback. (See page 55. (See page 40.) #3 DC IN 12V jack This is for connection to a set of stereo headphones or to an external amplifier/speaker system.) In the Song mode.) @0 [SYNC START] / [PAUSE] button This turns the Sync Start function on and off. [A]) are used for song recording. this alternately starts and stops the style. (See page 63. @9 [PITCH BEND] wheel This is used for raising or lowering the pitch of the voices as you play.) This is for connection to a PA-5D or PA-5C AC power adaptor. (See page 73. or move the song playback point back toward the beginning. [1] . (See page 22. or move the song playback point toward the end.) @8 Disk control buttons These buttons are used for disk drive control. (See page 39. it is used to temporarily pause song playback.) @4 [TEMPO/TAP] button This button is used to call up the Tempo setting.) @7 Disk Drive This is for insertion of floppy disks.) @1 [START/STOP] button When the Style mode is selected. 66. just like the damper pedal on a piano. letting you record up to six different tracks of a song (including a special Accompaniment track). @3 [MAIN/AUTO FILL] / [FF ] button When the Style mode is selected. (See pages 65. (See page 11. (See page 45.) #2 PHONES/OUTPUT jack #1 FOOTSWITCH jack This is for connection to Footswitch for control over sustain. (See page 43. The pitch bend range of the wheel can also be set. (See page 10.) @2 [INTRO ENDING] / [ REW] button When the Style mode is selected. @5 [SONG MEMORY] buttons These buttons ([REC].) @6 REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons These are used for selecting and recording the Registration Memory presets. (See page 39.) ■ Rear Panel #0 #1 #2 #3 #0 MIDI IN.Panel Controls and Terminals !9 [SYNC STOP] button This turns the Sync Stop function on and off. this is used as a “fast forward” control. (See page 58. (See page 40. for loading and saving of data.) They are also used for clearing recorded data of all or specific tracks of a User song. (See page 31. letting you set the Tempo with the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons. (See page 59. (See page 84.[5]. this is used to control the Intro and Ending functions. this is used as a “rewind” control. these are used to change auto accompaniment sections and control the Auto Fill function.

5V “D” size.) When the batteries need to be replaced. Make sure to read this section carefully before using the instrument. remove the batteries from it. • Do not open the battery compartment cover while the instrument is still on the stand. R20P (LR20) or equivalent batteries. or during electrical storms. When this happens. Power Requirements Although the DGX-500/300 will run either from an AC adaptor or batteries. w Insert the six new batteries as shown in the illustration. • If the instrument is not to be in use for a long time. PA-5C or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to the power supply jack.g. then open the battery compartment cover located on the instrument’s bottom panel. w Connect the AC adaptor (PA-5D. w e • Never interrupt the power supply (e. e Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet. An AC adaptor is more environmentally friendly than batteries and does not deplete resources. ■ Using Batteries • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • For battery operation the DGX-500/300 requires six 1. (Alkaline batteries are recommended. Make sure to properly turn the instrument face down when opening the battery compartment cover. • Do not use different kinds of batteries (e. • Unplug the AC Power Adaptor when not using the DGX-500/ 300. PA5C AC Power Adaptor (or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to power your instrument from the AC mains. ■ Using an AC Power Adaptor • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • q Make sure that the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the DGX-500/300 is set to STANDBY. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the DGX-500/300. alkaline and manganese) at the same time. remove the batteries or unplug the AC adaptor) during any DGX-500/300 record operation! Doing so can result in a loss of data. e Replace the compartment cover. NEVER mix old and new batteries. and other problems may occur.g. the volume may be reduced. making sure that the positive and negative terminals are properly aligned. turn the power off and replace the batteries. the sound may be distorted. • Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-5D. 10 • When the batteries run down. Yamaha recommends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. replace them with a complete set of six new batteries.Setting Up This section contains information about setting up your DGX-500/300 for playing. as described below q Turn the instrument upside-down on the soft cloth. making sure that it locks firmly in place. . in order to prevent possible fluid leakage from the battery.

set the volume of the external devices at the minimum setting before connecting them. allowing you to interface the DGX-500/300 with other MIDI instruments and devices. Also. (Press the switch again so that it pops up. ■ Using a Footswitch• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • This feature lets you use a footswitch (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) to sustain the sound of the voices. simply press the power switch until it locks in the ON position. make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet. (For more information. First.Setting Up Turning On the Power With the AC power adaptor connected or with batteries installed. Accessory Jacks ■ Using Headphones• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • For private practicing and playing without disturbing others.) • Even when the switch is in the “STANDBY” position. ■ Connecting a Keyboard Amplifier or Stereo System • • • • • • • Though the DGX-500/300 is equipped with a built-in speaker system.) MIDI instrument 11 . When the instrument is not in use. • Make sure that the footswitch plug is properly connected to the FOOT SWITCH jack before turning on the power. ■ Using the MIDI Terminals • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Do not press the footswitch while turning the power on. The footswitch functions the same way as a damper pedal on an acoustic piano — press and hold down the footswitch as you play the keyboard to sustain the sound. then connect one end of a stereo audio cable to the LINE IN or AUX IN jack(s) of the other device and the other end to the rear panel PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the DGX-500/300. electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. Sound from the built-in speaker system is automatically cut off when you insert a headphone plug into this jack. make sure the DGX-500/300 and any external devices are turned off. Failure to observe these cautions may result in electric shock or equipment damage. you can also play it through an external amplifier/speaker system. and/or remove the batteries from the instrument. Stereo System • To prevent damage to the speakers. The DGX-500/300 also features MIDI terminals. When you are not using the DGX-500/300 for a long time. Doing this changes the recognized polarity of the footswitch. be sure to turn the power off. be sure to set the volumes of all devices at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level. resulting in reversed footswitch operation. see page 84. connect a set of stereo headphones to the rear panel PHONES/OUTPUT jack.

12 . Want to find out more? See page 22. Playing along with the Metronome z Press the [METRONOME] button.Quick Guide Step 1 Voices 001 Live!Gnd 001 z z q w Playing the Piano Simply by pressing the [PORTABLE GRAND] button. you can automatically reset the entire DGX-500/300 for piano play. z Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button. 001 Live!Gnd x Play the keyboard. Want to find out more? See page 22.

. Piano Hyper Tines Venus Electric Piano Clavi ORGAN Cool! Organ Jazz Organ 1 Jazz Organ 2 Click Organ Bright Organ Rock Organ Purple Organ 16'+2' Organ 16'+4' Organ Theater Organ Church Organ Chapel Organ Reed Organ ACCORDION Traditional Accordion Musette Accordion Bandoneon Harmonica GUITAR Classical Guitar Folk Guitar 12Strings Guitar Jazz Guitar No. Piano Acoustic Bass/Vibraphone Fretless Bass/Brass Section Analogon/Sawtooth Lead Slap Bass/Clavi Classical Guitar/Sweet Flute String Ensemble/Live! Grand Vox Humana/Choir DRUM KITS Standard Kit 1 Standard Kit 2 Room Kit Rock Kit Electronic Kit Analog Kit Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 * This list includes only a portion of the total available voices. Want to find out more? See page 24. ● Panel Voice List No.Step 1 Voices Selecting and Playing Other Voices The DGX-500/300 has a huge total of 619 dynamic and realistic instrument voices. 13 . 070 071 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 079 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 100 101 102 103 Voice Name Baritone Sax Oboe English Horn Bassoon Clarinet TRUMPET Trumpet Muted Trumpet Trombone Trombone Section French Horn Tuba BRASS Brass Section Big Band Brass Mellow Horns Synth Brass Jump Brass Techno Brass FLUTE Sweet Flute Flute Piccolo Pan Flute Recorder Ocarina SYNTH LEAD Square Lead Sawtooth Lead Voice Lead Star Dust Brightness Analogon Fargo SYNTH PAD Fantasia Bell Pad Xenon Pad Equinox No. w Select a voice. 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 Voice Name Octave Guitar Clean Guitar 60’s Clean Guitar Muted Guitar Overdriven Guitar Distortion Guitar BASS Acoustic Bass Finger Bass Pick Bass Fretless Bass Slap Bass Synth Bass Hi-Q Bass Dance Bass STRINGS String Ensemble Chamber Strings Synth Strings Slow Strings Tremolo Strings Pizzicato Strings Orchestra Hit Violin Cello Contrabass Banjo Harp CHOIR Choir Vocal Ensemble Vox Humana Air Choir SAXOPHONE Soprano Sax Alto Sax Sweet Tenor Breathy Tenor Tenor Sax No. q Press the [VOICE] button. 001 Live!Gnd 002 GrandPno e Play the keyboard. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 Voice Name PIANO Live! Grand Grand Piano Bright Piano Honky-tonk Piano MIDI Grand Piano CP 80 Harpsichord E. 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Voice Name Dark Moon PERCUSSION Vibraphone Marimba Xylophone Steel Drums Celesta Tubular Bells Timpani Music Box SPLIT Acoustic Bass/Live! Grand Finger Bass /Bright Piano Fretless Bass/DX Modern Elec.. Let’s try a few of them out now.PIANO Galaxy EP Funky Electric Piano DX Modern Elec.

You can also try out the songs with the educational Lesson feature. simply turn the power off and on again. or • The DGX-500/300 also has a Demo Cancel function that allows you to disable Demo playback. z Start the Demo song.Quick Guide Step 2 Songs zx z xw 001 Live!Gnd 001 q xce Playing the Songs The DGX-500/300 is packed with a total of 100 songs. Playing the Demo songs Playing a single song Let’s play the Demo songs now. Repeating with (001 003) Naturally. To restore the Demo capabilities. 14 . simultaneously hold down the [DEMO] button and turn on the power. 005 IrishEye c Start (and stop) the song. Simply select the appropriate number of the desired song during playback. z Press the [SONG] button. x Stop the Demo song. Want to find out more? See page 57. 004 B Bailey You can also play back songs of other categories. you can also individually select and play back the DGX-500/300’s songs (001 .205). To enable Demo Cancel. x Select a song. including three Demo songs that have been specially created to showcase the rich and dynamic sounds of the instrument.

101 Filename ● Song List No.9 Song Of The Pearl Fisher Gavotte String Quartet No. e To start or stop playing.94-3 The Entertainer Prelude (Wohltemperierte Klavier 1-1) La Viollette Für Elise PRACTICE Little Brown Jug Loch Lomond Oh! Susanna Greensleeves Aura Lee Londonderry Air Ring De Banjo Wenn Ich Ein Vöglein Wär ? Die Lorelei Funiculi-Funicula Turkey In The Straw Old Folks At Home Silent Night Jingle Bells Muss I Denn No. Joy Of Man’s Desiring Symphonie Nr.10 La Primavera (From Le Quattro Stagioni) Méditation De Thais Guillaume Tell Camptown Races Frühlingslied Ungarische Tänze Nr.3 Jesu.17 2nd Mov. 001 002 003 004 005 060 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 Song Name DEMO The Look Of Love (DGX-500) Ribbon In The Sky (DGX-300) Just The Way You Are Ribbon In The Sky (DGX-500) The Look Of Love (DGX-300) FAVORITES Bill Bailey (Won’t You Please Come Home) When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Down By The Riverside America The Beautiful When The Saints Go Marchin’ In ORCHESTRA Frühlingsstimmen Danse Des Mirlitons From “The Nutcracker” “Orphée Aux Enfers” Ouverture Slavonic Dances No. 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 100 Song Name CHORD LESSON Twinkle Twinkle Little Star The Cuckoo London Bridge American Patrol Beautiful Dreamer Battle Hymn Of The Republic Home Sweet Home Valse Des Fleurs (From “The Nutcracker”) Aloha Oe I’ve Been Working On The Railroad My Darling Clementine Auld Lang Syne Grandfather’s Clock Amazing Grace My Bonnie Yankee Doodle Joy To The World Ave Maria * For the songs #004 . q Insert the disk. 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 070 071 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 079 080 081 082 Song Name Liebesträume Nr. refer to the included Song Book.5 PIANIST Dolly’s Dreaming And Awakening La Candeur Arabesque No. press the [START/ STOP] button.9-2 Moments Musicaux Op. w Select a desired User song. Want to find out more? See page 75. Open Your Hands The Cuckoo O Du Lieber Augustin London Bridge No. 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 Song Name Pastorale Petite Réunion Innocence Progrès Tarentelle La Chevaleresque Etude Op.Step 2 Songs Playing the Disk Song This function lets you play songs contained on the included disk or on other song data disks.#100.27-2 “Mondschein” “The Surprise” Symphony To A Wild Rose Air de Toréador “Carmen” O Mio Babbino Caro (From “Gianni Schicchi”) DUET Row Row Row Your Boat On Top Of Old Smoky We Wish You A Merry Christmas Scarborough Fair Im Mai O Christmas Tree Mary Had A Little Lamb Ten Little Indians Pop Goes The Weasel Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Close Your Hands.64-1 “Peiti Chien” Menuett Nocturne Op. 15 . “Serenade” Menuett Canon The Danube Waves From “The Magic Flute” Piano Sonate Op.10-3 “Chanson De L’adieu” Marcia Alla Turca Turkish March Valse Op.

see “Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering” on page 47 and “Looking up Chords in the Dictionary” on the next page. 16 .D. bass + guitar + drums) + Right hand Melody c Play a chord with your left hand. z Press the [M. v Stop the style. If you want to perform in a certain genre but don’t know what settings to make.] (MUSIC DATABASE) button.Quick Guide Step 3 Music Database 001 Live!Gnd 001 v z zb x Music Database Here’s a convenient feature that lets you instantly reconfigure the DGX-500/300 for playing in different music styles. simply select the genre from the Music Database — and the DGX500/300 makes all the right settings for you! Accompaniment area Left hand • For more infomation on playing proper chords for the auto accompaniment. Accompaniment area x Select a Music Database. Refer to the Music Database List on page 99. The style starts as soon as you play the keyboard. 002 Croco RK Want to find out more? See page 53. 001 AlvFevr Auto accompaniment (for example.B. For more on chords. see “Looking up Chords in the Dictionary” on the next page.

Root note Chord type z Press the [DICTIONARY] button.. b To leave the Dictionary function. Keys for entering the chord (DGX-500 : A-1 — B2) (DGX-300 : E0 — B2) Learning how to play a specific chord Example: G M7 Keys for entering the chord type (C3 — B4) Keys for entering the chord root (C5 — B5) v Play the notes of the chord as indicated in the keyboard diagram in the display.. 17 .Step 3 Music Database Looking up Chords in the Dictionary The convenient Dictionary function teaches you how to play chords by showing you the individual notes. The chord name flashes when the chord is played properly. press the [DICTIONARY] button again Want to find out more? See page 50. In the example below. c Specify the chord type of the chord (in this case. we’ll learn how to play a GM7 chord. x Specify the root note of the chord (in this case. G). Chord area Dict. M7).

3. . see page 67. .Quick Guide Step 4 Lesson x z x 001 Live!Gnd 001 v z Using the Lesson Feature Songs 001 to 100 are specially designed for use with the educational Lesson feature.In this lesson step. Lesson 2 — Waiting . . . .This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted — letting you play and master the missing part yourself.and right-hand parts of each song individually: simply press the appropriate button. Lesson 3 — Minus One . stop the Lesson. Lesson makes it fun and easy to master these songs. Both Hands. . For instructions on selecting songs. Lesson 1 — Timing . If you want to work on the right-hand part.This lesson step is the same as “Minus One. right) and the Lesson step. the DGX-500/300 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. • Each press of the corresponding button ([L] or [R]) alternately selects Lessons 1 . press the [L] button. Pressing both buttons simultaneously calls up Lesson 4. r1 Timing • You can also exit from the Lesson by pressing one the LESSON buttons ([L] or [R]) repeatedly until song name is shown in the display. press the [R] button. . x Select the part you wish to work on (left or v When you’re finished. to work on the left. .This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes. Lesson 4 — Both Hands . . . .and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play and master both hands. c Start the Lesson. [L] (left) or [R] (right). 18 . . z Select one of the Lesson songs. You can practice the left. . . . . The practice steps below apply to either hand. . . .” except in that both the left. . . . .

• The DGX-500/300 also has a convenient Tap Tempo function that allows you to “tap” a new tempo in real time. Naturally. r1 Timing Want to find out more? See page 69. except that the parts for both hands are muted. The DGX-500/300 checks your timing and how rhythmically “tight” your playing is. z Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button. The DGX-500/300 has a built-in evaluation function that monitors your practicing and — like a real teacher — tells you how well you did each exercise. the particular note you play on the keyboard is unimportant. Lr4 BothHand Want to find out more? See page 71. 19 .” “Good.Step 4 Lesson Lesson 1 — Timing Grade This step lets you work on the timing of the notes. (See page 40. depending on your performance: “OK. The accompaniment pauses and waits for you to play the notes correctly before it continues.) Lesson 4 — Both Hands Lesson 4 is just like Lesson 3. r3 MinusOne Want to find out more? See page 70. one of the parts is muted. you practice playing the notes correctly as they appear in the display notation. and you practice the missing part in time with the rhythm. In Lesson 1.” “Very Good!. letting you practice the missing parts in time with the rhythm. In Lesson 3.” and “Excellent!. Lesson 3 — Minus One x Use the numeric keypad to set the desired tempo.” Want to find out more? See page 72. Changing the Tempo Lesson 2 — Waiting In Lesson 2. Four grades are assigned. letting you slow down difficult passages and bring up the tempo gradually until you master them at normal speed. you can change the tempo (speed) of the song to your liking. r2 Waiting 120 TEMPO Want to find out more? See page 70.

the value is shown. When the tempo setting is active. Pressing the [START/STOP] button starts song playback. Tempo This portion of the display indicates the name and number of the currently selected song.Panel Display Indications The DGX-500/300 features a large multi-function display that shows all important settings for the instrument. voice. w Overall indicator The Overall buttons (on either side of the LCD) let you access the Function operations and settings of the DGX-500/300. Using the numeric keypad selects voice numbers. o Notation !0 Keyboard i Song track indicators u Track Octave indicator e Indicators These indicate the operating condition of the DGX500/300 as shown below: Using the numeric keypad selects voice numbers. The currently selected setting is indicated by a dark bar that appears next to its name (printed on the panel). It also displays the name and current value or setting of the Overall functions and the Function parameters. Pressing the [START/STOP] button starts style playback. as well as other important operation messages. or style. q Song/Voice/Style name and e Indicators number. Pressing the [START/STOP] button starts style playback. Using the numeric keypad selects song numbers. Using the numeric keypad selects style numbers. Pressing the [START/STOP] button starts song playback. Tempo !7 Battery Level indicator w Overall indicator r Measure 001 Live!Gnd 001 t Beat marks y Chord !4 Touch indicator !5 Harmony indicator !6 Dual indicator !2 Sync Stop indicator !3 Accompaniment On !1 8va / 15va indicator q Song/Voice/Style name and number. The section below briefly explains the various icons and indications in the display. 20 .

-1 and -2 indications appears in the display. When you play the keyboard yourself. +1. 21 . three small) flash in sequence and in time with the song or style. It also indicates chords played in the accompaniment area of the keyboard when the Style mode and auto accompaniment are on. This is due to space limitations in the display. When a disk song is playing and the track octave setting is raised or lowered. u Track Octave indicator When a disk song is playing and the note data exceeds the range limit of A-1 – C7 (DGX-500) and E0 – G6 (DGX-300).) !3 Accompaniment On indicator This appears when the auto accompaniment has been turned on.) !4 Touch indicator This appears when the Touch function is turned on.) o Notation / !0 Keyboard These two portions of the display conveniently indicate notes. !1 8va / 15va Notes played outside the displayable area are indicated by octave marks (“8va” or “15va”).) !5 Harmony indicator This appears when the Harmony effect is turned on. an “OVER” indication flashes and Q or W appears in the display. one of +2.Panel Display Indications r Measure These show the current measure during playback of a song or style. i Song track indicators In the song recording and playback.) y Chord When a song (with chords) is being played back. When a song is being played back. !2 Sync Stop indicator This appears when the Sync Stop function is turned on. (See page 35.) !6 Dual indicator This appears when the Dual function is turned on. these indicate the status of the tracks. • For a few specific chords. Music Rest Insert the bottom edge of the included music rest into the slot located at the top rear of the DGX-500/300 control panel. (See page 10. The large arrow indicates the first beat of the measure. (See page 43. this indicates the current chord root and type. (See page 26.) !7 Battery Level indicator This appears when the battery power is too low to ensure proper operation. (See page 32. (See page 39. t Beat marks These marks (one large. they show the melody or chord notes in succession. the display shows the notes you play. (See page 63. not all notes may be shown in the notation section of the display.

Using the Metronome 1 Call up the Tempo setting. Current Tempo value 068 TEMPO F t 2 Change the value. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value. Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button. or use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. 22 . Doing this automatically calls up the special “Stereo Sampled Piano” Live! Grand voice. Playing the Portable Grand Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button.Portable Grand This convenient function lets you instantly call up the Grand Piano voice.

Setting the Metronome Time Signature The time signature of the Metronome can be set to various quarter-note based meters. 1 Call up the Metronome Volume setting. press the [METRONOME] button again. 1 Indicates the beat number in the measure. Press the left Overall button until “MTR VOL” appears in the display. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Metronome Volume value. Indicates current beat number 04 TIME SIG Adjusting the Metronome Volume You can adjust the volume of the Metronome sound independently of the other DGX-500/300 sounds.127. Press the [METRONOME] button.Portable Grand 3 Turn on the Metronome. • The time signature changes automatically when a style or song is selected. Restoring the Default Metronome Volume Value To restore the default Metronome Volume value (100). then press the button on the numeric keypad that corresponds to the desired time signature (see chart at right). Current Metronome Volume value 100 MTR VOL 1 Indicates Metronome Volume is selected 2 Change the value. The volume range is 000 . press both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Metronome Volume is selected in the Overall menu). To turn the Metronome off. 23 . or use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Numeric keypad 01 02 03 04 : 15 0 Time signature 1/4 — Plays only “1” beats (all high clicks) 2/4 3/4 4/4 : 15/4 Plays no “1” beats (all low clicks) Hold down the [METRONOME] button (until “TIME SIG” appears in the display).

DJ voices and drum kits. Special Split voices (#113 .#122) feature two different voices that you can play from separate area of the keyboard — for example. These include 480 XG voices. and the names are printed on the panel for convenience. delay.) The Voice mode also features special effect sections that let you enhance the sound of the voice. echo. as well as a “DSP” section that provides miscellaneous effects.) There’s also a Touch Sensitivity control (page 32). (See page 34.#619) provides dynamic. plus special Split voices. and play the two together across the keyboard. The DGX-500/300 also has a Dual Voice function that lets you combine two different voices in a layer. A special set of DJ voices (#615 . A complete list of the available voices is given on page 91. Playing a Voice 1 Press the [VOICE] button. For a complete list of available voices. These include Reverb and Harmony.) When a voice is selected. The DGX-500/300 also includes special Drum Kit voices — #123 . The voice categories and their numbers are shown on the panel. see page 91. Use the numeric keypad. The voices are divided into various instrument categories. the most suitable DSP Type (page 36) and Harmony Type (page 37) for the voice are automatically called up. (See page 97. such as tremolo. and wah. 24 . exciting voices for playing many of today’s popular music styles. Voice name and number 001 Live!Gnd Indicates Voice mode is selected 001 2 Select the desired voice number. which determines how the voices respond to your playing technique.#134 — that let you play various drum and percussion sounds from the keyboard. (Refer to the Drum Kit Voice list on page 100. playing a bass voice with your left hand and a piano voice with your right. equalization.Playing Voices The DGX-500/300 features a total of 619 authentic voices — all of which have been created with Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation system.

respectively. In this case. the initial zeroes may be omitted. 3 • Each voice is automatically called up with the most suitable octave range setting. Thus.” For voice numbers beginning with zeroes (such as #042 or #006).Playing Voices There are two ways to select voices: 1) directly entering the voice number with the numeric keypad. ■ Using the numeric keypad Enter the digits of the voice number as indicated on the panel. then “0”. press “1” on the numeric keypad. in the Voice mode by simply pressing the [START/STOP] button. 25 . Play the selected voice. The last selected style or song will be played. playing middle C with one voice may sound higher or lower than another voice at the same key. Holding down either button continuously scrolls up or down through the numbers. there is a short pause before the indication appears. and press the [-] button to select the previous voice. you can also play styles or songs. or 2) using the [+]/[-] buttons to step up and down through the voice numbers. to select voice #109. 109 Celesta ■ Using the [+]/[-] buttons Press the [+] button to select the next voice number. For example. Since either the Style or Song mode is active in the background (as indicated by the illustration in the display). “9.

Playing Voices Drum Kit Voice Chart (voices 123 . Press the [DUAL] button. which is selected here.Kit2 Room Kit Rock Kit Elct. This lets you create an optimum mix for the voices. such as giving them separate volume. 1 Turn the Dual voice on or off.Kit1 No.Kit1 Std. when 123 “Standard Kit 1” is selected: Su rd o W O Sc hi pe ra p S n t M Fi ch lap et ng Pu ro e s no r S h m n Se e C ap q l Se C ick q lick C Br Bru lic L us sh k H h S Ta w S p S irl Sn nar wir Ba a e R l re Ba ss D H oll ss ru So D m ft ru S Ba m H oft ss ar D d Sn S ru ar na m e re Fl H M o H Fl or T ard oo o rT m L Lo om M wT H id o M To m id m T L C h H om R ine igh H id se T e C C om Sp ym ym b b C lash al al ra C sh Cy up R C mb id ym a e C ba l ym l 2 C B ba on o l ga ng 2 H oH C Mu o t Ti ng e m a b L Ag ale Sa og H m o Sa ba Cab H W a m ba his sa W tle G h H W ui istle oo ro L W d B Lon oo lo g d ck C Bl H u o Tr ica ck ia ng Op L le e Ji Op n ng e le n Be Be ll T ll re e C3 Dual Voice The Dual Voice function lets you combine two different voices in a layer — one the Main voice. and the other the Dual voice.Kit AnlogKit DanceKit Jazz Kit BrushKit SymphKit SFX Kit1 SFX Kit2 Su rd H oM iQ u te Sc ra C tch lic P k u M No ll et is ro e no m Br e us Be Br h T ll us ap h Sl ap C as t St ane ick t O s pe n R im Si Sh de ot H Sti an ck d C la H p i-H H at C i-H lo H at P sed i-H e at da O l pe C ra n sh R C id y e m C ba ym l Ta ba 1 m l1 bo C ow uri n Vi bell e br as la p Bo ng C oL on ga H Ti O m pe ba n Ag le og L M oL ar ac as G ui ro C S la ho ve r s t C ui ca Tr M ia u n te Sh gle ak M er ute ● For example. 001 Live!Gnd 001 Indicates Dual is turned on 26 . and enhance the way they blend together. You can also set various parameters independently for these voices. which is selected normally.134) When one of the 12 Drum Kit voices are selected you can play different drums and percussion instruments on the keyboard. octave. Reverb and DSP settings. 123 Std. 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Name Standard Kit 1 Standard Kit 2 Room Kit Rock Kit Electronic Kit Analog Kit Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 LCD Std.

This determines how much of the Dual voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb effect. Higher values result in a louder Reverb effect for the Dual voice.Volume 0 – 127 Dual Voice DSP D. DspLv1 0 – 127 Main Voice DSP M. Use the numeric keypad or the [+]/[-] buttons. Volume 0 – 127 This determines the volume of the Dual voice.) • The Dual Voice function is not available in the Lesson. 27 .Volume 001 3 Set the parameter’s value. Voice name 1 – 619 This selects the Dual voice. letting you create an optimum mix with the Dual voice. Higher values result in a louder DSP effect for the Main voice. This determines the octave of the Dual voice. This determines how much of the Dual voice’s signal is sent to the DSP effect. letting you create an optimum mix with the Main voice. until the desired parameter’s name appears in the display. 104 M. D. Main Voice and Dual Voice settings The parameters below provide all settings for both the Main Voice and Dual Voice — letting you change or enhance the sound of these voices independently. RevLv1 0 – 127 Dual Voice Octave D. repeatedly if necessary. Higher values result in a louder DSP effect for the Dual voice. -2 – 2 (Octaves) D.Playing Voices 2 Select one of the parameters for the Main and Dual voices. RevLv1 0 – 127 Main Voice Reverb M. Press the [SETTING ▲] or [SETTING ▼] button. (Refer to the parameter list below. Octave Dual Voice Select Dual Voice Volume This determines the volume of the Main voice. This determines how much of the Main voice’s signal is sent to the DSP effect. • Main Volume • Dual Reverb Level • Dual Voice • Dual DSP Level • Main Reverb Level • Dual Volume • Main DSP Level • Dual Octave ● Parameters Parameter Name Display Name Range / Settings Main Voice Volume M. Higher values result in a louder Reverb effect for the Main voice. DspLv1 0 – 127 Dual Voice Reverb D. This determines how much of the Main voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb effect.

28 . Press the [SPLIT] button. • The Split Point setting for the voice is the same as that of the Accompaniment Split Point. One Touch Setting This special “voice” is actually a convenient feature which automatically selects a suitable voice for you when you select a style. 1 Select voice #000 (One Touch Setting). (See page 49. Split Point Split Voice 1 Main Voice Call up a Split Voice. For example. One Touch Setting is selected 000 Live!Gnd 001 You can also turn on One Touch Setting by simultaneously pressing both the [+]/[-] buttons.Playing Voices Split Voice Split Voices let you play two different instrument sounds from separate areas of the keyboard. you can play a bass voice with your left hand and a piano voice with your right. The voice is selected to best match the style or song you’ve called up.) 113 AcB/Pno 001 This instantly calls up the last selected Split Voice.

Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value. The Transpose settings can be adjusted over a range of ± 12 semitones (± 1 octave). simultaneously press and hold the [-] button. 1 • The Transpose function has no effect on the DJ voices (#615 #619) or the Drum Kits voices (#123 .Playing Voices Transpose and Tuning You can also adjust the tuning and change the transposition (key) of the entire DGX-500/300 sound with the Transpose and Tuning functions. To transpose the pitch down. ■ Transpose • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Transpose determines the key of both the main voice and the bass/chord accompaniment of the selected style. It also determines the pitch of the songs. This allows you to easily match the pitch of the DGX-500/300 to other instruments or singers. and use the numeric keypad to type in the (negative) value. until “TRANSPOS” appears in the display. repeatedly if necessary. you can instantly restore the default setting of “00” by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Transpose is selected). Restoring the Default Transpose Value If you’ve changed the Transpose setting. 29 . You can also use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. or play in a different key without changing your fingering. Select the Transpose function. Press the left Overall button.#134). Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Transpose value (-12 – +12). Current Transpose value 00 TRANSPOS 001 Indicates Transpose is selected 2 Change the value.

You can also use the [+]/ [-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. 000 TUNING 001 Indicates Tuning is selected 2 Change the value. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tuning value (-100 – +100). 30 Restoring the Default Tuning Value If you’ve changed the Tuning setting. This allows you to accurately match the tuning with that of other instruments. The Tuning settings can be adjusted over a range of ± 100 (approx.#134).Playing Voices ■ Tuning • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tuning determines the fine pitch setting of both the main voice and the bass/chord accompaniment of the selected style. repeatedly if necessary. until “TUNING” appears in the display. simultaneously press and hold the [-] button. To tune the pitch down. Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value. Current Tuning value • The Tuning settings have no effect on the Drum Kit voices (#123 . 1 Select the Tuning function. It also determines the pitch of the songs. ± 1 semitone). Press the left Overall button. . you can instantly restore the default setting of “00” by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Tuning is selected). and use the numeric keypad to type in the (negative) value.

Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired range: 1 . Press the left Overall button. 3 Play the keyboard and move the [PITCH BEND] wheel. until “PB RANGE” appears in the display. Current Pitch Bend Range value. The [PITCH BEND] wheel affects the voices played in the right-hand section of the keyboard. as you play. repeatedly if necessary. At the minimum setting. 31 . moving the [PITCH BEND] wheel up or down changes the pitch by a maximum of 1 semitone or half-step in either direction.) 1 Select the Pitch Bend Range parameter.12 (semitones).Playing Voices Pitch Bend Range The DGX-500/300 has a [PITCH BEND] wheel that lets you change the pitch of the voices in real time. The Pitch Bend Range parameter determines the amount that pitch is raised or lowered when using the [PITCH BEND] wheel. 02 PB RANGE 001 Indicates Pitch Bend Range is selected 2 Set the Pitch Bend Range value. pitch is changed over a range of ± one octave (12 semitones). At the maximum setting of 12. (It has no effect on the auto accompaniment.

000 TUNING 001 Indicates Touch function is on Touch Sensitivity lets you set how the DGX-500/300 responds to your playing strength. a constant volume (corresponding to a velocity value of 80) is produced. Turn the Touch function on or off as desired by pressing the [TOUCH] button. Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired setting: 1.Playing Voices Touch and Touch Sensitivity The Touch function gives you dynamic. When Touch is turned off. press both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Touch Sensitivity is selected). expressive control over the voices. To restore the default value. Press and hold the [TOUCH] button until the Touch Sensitivity setting and name appears in the display. 1 Select the Touch Sensitivity control. ● Settings: 1 (Soft) 2 (Medium) 3 (Hard) This results in limited touch response. 32 Restoring the Default Touch Sensitivity Value The default Touch Sensitivity is 2 (Medium). . 2. no matter how lightly or strongly you play the keys. Current Touch Sensitivity setting 2 Medium 001 2 Change the value. allowing you to customize this expressive function to suit your own playing style. giving you slightly more detailed control in the soft volume range. or 3 (explained below). This is designed for playing very soft passages. and produces a relatively narrow dynamic range. letting you determine how loud or soft the sound is by your playing strength. This lets you play over a normal dynamic range (soft to loud).

A total of eight different Reverb types simulating various different performance environments are available. Reverb The Reverb effect reproduces the natural ambient “wash” of sound that occurs when a instrument is played in a room or concert hall.) Restoring the Default Reverb Type If you’ve changed the Reverb Type. • Each style of the DGX-500/300 has its own independent Reverb setting. 33 .Effects The DGX-500/300 is equipped with a wide variety of effects that can be used to enhance the sound of the voices. 1 Select the Reverb function. if desired. (For a list of the available Reverb Types. (For details. 1 Hall1 • Twelve additional Reverb Types are available when controlling the DGX-500/300 from a MIDI device. see page 36. DSP. The DGX-500/300 has three separate effect systems — Reverb. • You can also determine the Reverb level. Current Reverb Type name and number. you can instantly restore the default setting by pressing both [+]/ [-] buttons simultaneously (when Reverb is selected). Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired Reverb Type. See page 104. (See page 26.) To turn the Reverb effect off. select Reverb Type #9. and Harmony — and each has many different effect types to choose from.) 001 Indicates Reverb is selected 2 Set the Reverb Type.

plus a wealth of other useful and dynamic effects for enhancing and changing the sound of the voices. distortion. you can instantly restore the default setting by pressing both [+]/ [-] buttons simultaneously (when DSP is selected). • Fifty-one additional DSP Types are available when controlling the DGX-500/300 from a MIDI device. Press the right Overall button. Included among these miscellaneous effects are reverse gate reverb. see page 36. A total of thirty-eight DSP types are available. and wah. 1 Select the DSP function.) Restoring the Default DSP Type If you’ve changed the DSP Type. 34 . select DSP Type #39.) • You can also determine the DSP level. • Each voice of the DGX-500/300 has its own independent DSP setting. (For details. Current DSP Type name and number.Effects DSP The DSP effect section provides distortion and chorus effects. equalization.) To turn the DSP effect off. if desired. 06 Stage2 001 Indicates DSP is selected 2 Set the DSP Type. repeatedly if necessary. (For a list of the available DSP Types. (See Page 26. delay. phaser. tremolo. rotary speaker. echo. see page 104. until the dark bar indication appears next to DSP. Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired DSP Type.

There are five different Harmony Types that automatically create harmony parts (for notes played in the upper section of the keyboard) to match the accompaniment chords. Country.) Restoring the Default Harmony Type If you’ve changed the Harmony Type. (For a list of the available Harmony Types. Press the right Overall button. if desired. Tremolo and Echo types can be used even if accompaniment is off. • Each voice of the DGX-500/300 has its own independent Harmony setting. Current Harmony Type name and number. until the dark bar indication appears next to HARMONY. Press the [HARMONY] button. repeatedly if necessary. 35 . see page 37. chords must be played in the Accompaniment area of the keyboard. Trio. and Echo effects depends on the Tempo setting (page 37). you can instantly restore the default setting by pressing both [+]/ [-] buttons simultaneously (when Harmony is selected). Block. Indicates that Harmony is on 3 Indicates Harmony is selected Set the Harmony Type. Tremolo. Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired Harmony Type. Trill. • The speed of the Trill. 2 Select the Harmony function. and Octave).Effects Harmony The Harmony section features a variety of performance effects that enhance the melodies you play when using the accompaniment styles of the DGX-500/300. 03 Block 001 • For the first five Harmony Types (Duet. 1 Turn on the Harmony effect. A total of twenty-six Harmony types are available.

Several panning effects that automatically shift the sound position (left. pronounced echo effect. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Reverb Type Hall 1 Hall 2 Room 1 Room 2 Stage 1 Stage 2 Plate 1 Plate 2 Off Display Name Hall1 Hall1 Room1 Room2 Stage1 Stage2 Plate1 Plate2 Off Description Concert hall reverb. front. Similar to Gate Reverb. No effect . Equalizer effect that boosts both high and low frequencies. Initial delay for each stereo channel. warm distortion. Simulated steel plate reverb. Characteristic sound of a guitar amplifier/speaker. Simulated electric guitar tremolo. Complex effect that sends the delayed repeats “bouncing” between the left and right channels. Small room reverb. right. ● DSP Types 36 No. Equalizer with three separate frequency bands. as is typical in most disco music. Equalizer with two separate frequency bands. with independent feedback level settings for each channel. Repeating filter sweep “wah” effect. back). Hard-edged. Deep. Reverb for solo instruments. Small room reverb. Rotary speaker simulation. Equalizer effect that cuts both high and low frequencies. Stereo delay. Early reflections only. warm chorusing. Reverb for solo instruments. to simulate the sound heard through a telephone receiver. Exceptionally rich & deep chorusing. like that of an overdriven amplifier. Gated reverb effect. in which the reverberation is quickly cut off for special effects. Rich Tremolo effect with both volume and pitch modulation. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DSP Type Hall 1 Hall 2 Room 1 Room 2 Stage 1 Stage 2 Plate 1 Plate 2 Early Reflection 1 Early Reflection 2 Gate Reverb Display Name Hall1 Hall2 Room1 Room2 Stage1 Stage2 Plate1 Plate2 ER1 ER2 Gate1 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Reverse Gate Chorus 1 Chorus 2 Flanger 1 Flanger 2 Symphonic Phaser Rotary Speaker 1 Rotary Speaker 2 Tremolo 1 Tremolo 2 Guitar Tremolo Auto Pan Gate2 Chorus1 Chorus2 Flanger1 Flanger2 Symphony Phaser Rotary1 Rotary2 Tremolo1 Tremolo2 Guitar Tremolo AutoPan 25 26 AutoWah DelayLCR 27 28 29 Auto Wah Delay Left .Center Right Delay Left . for the left. Soft. right and center stereo positions. Natural distortion. warm distortion. metallic modulation with periodic phase change. No effect. Pronounced. but with a reverse increase in reverb. Simulated steel plate reverb.Right Echo Cross Delay DelayLR Echo CrossDly 30 31 32 33 34 35 Karaoke Distortion Hard Distortion Soft Overdrive Amp Simulation EQ Disco Karaoke D Hard D Soft Overdrv AmpSimu EQ Disco 36 EQ Telephone EQ Tel 37 38 39 3Band EQ 2Band EQ No Effect 3BandEQ 2BandEQ Off Description Concert hall reverb.Effects ■ Effect Types ● Reverb Types No. Pronounced three-phase modulation with slight metallic sound. and two separate feedback delays. Conventional chorus effect with rich. Three independent delays.

5 are pitch-based and add one-. These types sound whether the auto accompaniment is on or not. 1/12 = eighth-note triplets. These types only sound when chords are played in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. 3 • The Tremolo effect Types (13 . Triplet settings are also available: 1/6 = quarter-note triplets. The individual note values in each type let you synchronize the effect precisely to the rhythm.12) create two-note trills (alternating notes) when two notes are held. the actual speed of the effect depends on the Tempo setting (page 44). • The Echo effect Types (20 . 1/24 = sixteenthnote triplets. • The Trill effect Types (6 .Effects ● Harmony Types No. 3 3 Types 6 . 3 3 3 3 3 3 37 .26 are rhythm-based effects and add embellishments or delayed repeats in time with the auto accompaniment. however.26) create delayed repeats of each note played. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Harmony Type Duet Trio Block Country Octave Trill 1/4 note Display Name Duet Trio Block Country Octave Tril1/4 7 Trill 1/6 note Tril1/6 8 Trill 1/8 note Tril1/8 9 Trill 1/12 note Tril1/12 10 Trill 1/16 note Tril1/16 11 Trill 1/24 note Tril1/24 12 Trill 1/32 note Tril1/32 13 Tremolo 1/4 note Trem1/4 14 Tremolo 1/6 note Trem1/6 15 Tremolo 1/8 note Trem1/8 16 Tremolo 1/12 note Trem1/12 17 Tremolo 1/16 note Trem1/16 18 Tremolo 1/24 note Trem1/24 19 Tremolo 1/32 note Trem1/32 20 Echo 1/4 note Echo1/4 21 Echo 1/6 note Echo1/6 22 Echo 1/8 note Echo1/8 23 Echo 1/12 note Echo1/12 24 Echo 1/16 note Echo1/16 25 Echo 1/24 note Echo1/24 26 Echo 1/32 note Echo1/32 Description Harmony types 1 . two.19) repeat all held notes (up to four).or threenote harmonies to the single-note melody played in the right hand.

The style features that are built into the rhythms add the excitement of instrumental backing to your performance. or use the [+]/[-] buttons to step up and down through the styles. allowing you to load additional styles (auto accompaniment patterns) to the instrument. in several different categories. Main A and B. The basic categories of styles and their numbers are shown at the left of the panel.Selecting and Playing Styles The DGX-500/300 provides dynamic rhythm/accompaniment patterns (styles) — as well as voice settings appropriate for each style — for various popular musical categories. Style name and number 001 8BtModrn 001 2 Select the desired style number. Style File data is loaded individually as style number 136. Auto accompaniment effectively splits the keyboard into two areas: The upper is used for playing a melody line. You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the style number. and can be played just like the preset styles. Style numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (see page 25). Dictionary provides you with a built-in “chord encyclopedia” that teaches you how to play any chord you specify by showing you the appropriate notes in the display. and the lower (set by default to keys F#2 and lower) is for the auto accompaniment function. Use the numeric keypad. Selecting a Style 1 Press the [STYLE] button. The DGX-500/300 also features the convenient Dictionary function (page 50). A complete list of the available styles is given on page 98. Each style is made up of separate “sections” — Intro. A total of 135 different styles are available. 38 Indicates Style mode is selected . The DGX-500/300 can also be used with the included disk or commercially available Style File data. and Ending — letting you call up different accompaniment sections as you perform. letting you control the accompaniment by the chords you play.

This controls the Intro and Ending sections. 39 . Indicates that auto accompaniment is on. Press the [ACMP] button to turn on (enable) the auto accompaniment. 2 Start the style.) Pressing this button switches between the Main A and Main B sections. (See page 43.) Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the Sync Stop function. (See page 45. (See pages 41. 42. (See page 40. automatically adding a fill-in pattern before changing the section. The currently selected Main A or B section will play. Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the bass and chord accompaniment.) Turn on the auto accompaniment.) Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the Sync Start function. (See below. You can do this in one of the following ways: ■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button The rhythm starts playing immediately without bass and chord accompaniment.) 1 Pressing this button alternately starts and stops style playback.Selecting and Playing Styles Playing the styles The panel buttons below function as style controls.

Simply tap the [TEMPO/TAP] button four times (or three times for a 3/4 time style). play a key or chord in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.Selecting and Playing Styles You can select the Main A or B section by pressing the appropriate button — [MAIN A/B] — before pressing the [START/STOP] button. (When auto accompaniment is on. You can also change the tempo while the style is playing by tapping the [TEMPO/TAP] button twice at the desired tempo.”) Indicates selected section (Main A or B). first press the [SYNC START] button (the beat marks all flash to indicate Sync Start stand-by). ■ Using Sync Start The DGX-500/300 also has a Sync Start function that allows you to start the style by simply pressing a key on the keyboard.) Auto accompaniment area 40 . MAIN A ■ Using Tap Tempo to Start This useful feature lets you tap out the speed (tempo) of the style and automatically start the style at that tapped speed. then press any key on the keyboard. and the style starts automatically at the tempo you tapped. To use Sync Start. (The display briefly shows the letter of the selected section: “MAIN A” or “MAIN B.

Indicates Intro standby.Selecting and Playing Styles Starting with an Intro section Each style has its own two. Indicates selected section (MAIN A or B). play a key or chord in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. MAIN A 2) Press the [INTRO ENDING] button. Indicates Intro standby.or four-measure Intro section. press the [START/STOP] button. When used with the auto accompaniment. INTRO≥A 3) Press the [SYNC START] button to enable Sync Start. (When auto accompaniment is on. MAIN A 2) Press the [INTRO ENDING] button. Using Sync Start with an Intro section You can also use the Sync Start function with the special Intro section of the selected style.) Auto accompaniment area 41 . To use Sync Start with an Intro section: 1) Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button — to select which section (A or B) is to follow the Intro. and start the Intro section by playing any key on the keyboard. many of the Intro sections also include special chord changes and embellishments to enhance your performance. Indicates selected section (Main A or B). To start with an Intro section: 1) Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button — to select which section (A or B) is to follow the Intro. INTRO≥A To actually start the Intro section.

Selecting and Playing Styles 3 Change chords using the auto accompaniment feature. When you release it. (Refer to page 47 for more information on how to use auto accompaniment. press the [INTRO ENDING] button twice quickly. letting you re-start the style by simply playing a chord or key in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. The style stops after the Ending section is finished. ■ Pressing the [SYNC START] button This immediately stops style and automatically enables Sync Start. With Sync Stop on (page 43). and notice how the bass and chord accompaniment change with each chord you play.” with bass and chords in the left hand and the normally selected voice in the right. . • Chords played in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard are also detected and played when the style is stopped. You can also use this feature to create exciting rhythmic stutter effects. • You can use the Sync Stop function to create a similar. chord hits. As long as you play and hold a chord. the accompaniment continues. In effect. Try playing a few successive chords with your left hand. and accents by playing staccato chords. 4 Stop the style. the accompaniment stops. this gives you a “split keyboard. you can control breaks in the rhythm and accompaniment simply by releasing your fingers from the keys. ■ Using an Ending section Press the [INTRO ENDING] button. yet even more dramatic break. 42 • To have the Ending section gradually slow down (ritardando) as it is playing. You can do this in one of three ways: ■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button The style stops playing immediately.) • The [ACMP] button can also be used to turn off and on the bass/ chord accompaniment while playing — allowing you to create dynamic rhythmic breaks in your performance.

Indicates that Sync Stop is on. 1 Press the [ACMP] button. stopping the rhythm and accompaniment briefly while you play a melodic break or solo with your right hand. Setting Sync Stop to on before starting the style automatically sets Sync Start to on as well. To turn Sync Stop off. Playing the chord again restarts the style. 4 Stop the style by releasing the chord. 43 . press the [SYNC STOP] button again. To turn accompaniment on. 2 Press the [SYNC STOP] button. Auto accompaniment area 5 To start the style again. To stop the style completely. Indicates that auto accompaniment is on. press the [START/STOP] button. This is ideal for putting dynamic breaks in your performance — for example. 3 Play a chord on the keyboard (in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard). play a chord. letting you immediately start the style by playing the keyboard. The style starts as soon as you play a chord.Selecting and Playing Styles Sync Stop This convenient feature lets you stop (or pause) the style by releasing your fingers from the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.

or use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. the tempo returns to the default setting of the new style.Selecting and Playing Styles Changing the Tempo The tempo of style playback can be adjusted over a range of 32 . (This allows you to keep the same tempo. (See page 40. • You can also use the convenient Tap Tempo function to change the tempo by “tapping” a new one in real time. 1 Call up the Tempo setting. Restoring the Default Tempo Value Each song and style has been given a default or standard Tempo setting.) 120 TEMPO 001 2 Change the value. you can instantly restore the default setting by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Tempo is selected). Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value. Current Tempo value • When style playback is stopped and a different style is selected. If you’ve changed the Tempo. even when changing styles. When switching styles during playback. the last tempo setting is maintained.) 44 .280 bpm (beats per minute). Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.

. after beat 4.and the Main A or B section begins here... followed by the Main B section... 1st measure beat 1 2 3 4 If you press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button here. ....#135) are selected.a fill-in pattern plays from here. automatically playing a fill-in pattern to smoothly lead into the next section.) You can also select either the Main A or B section to start by pressing the [MAIN/ AUTO FILL] button before starting the style... . This switches between the Main A and Main B sections.and the Main A or B section begins here. This appears while the fill-in pattern is playing. (See below.Selecting and Playing Styles MAIN/AUTO FILL (Main A/B and Fill-ins) While the style is playing. if the Main A section is currently playing. 3rd measure 1 2 3 .. 45 ... you can add variation in the rhythm/accompaniment by pressing the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button..a fill-in pattern plays immediately until the end of the measure. For example. • Rhythm sounds and fill-in sections are not available when one of the Pianist styles (#124 . pressing this button automatically plays a fill-in pattern. 2nd measure 1 2 3 4 . Fill A≥B About the Fill-in Patterns If you press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button before beat 4...

Restoring the Default Accompaniment Volume Value If you’ve changed the Accompaniment Volume setting. 1 Select the Accompaniment Volume function. You can also use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. you can instantly restore the default setting of “100” by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Accompaniment Volume is selected). until “ACMP VOL” appears in the display. Current Accompaniment Volume value 100 ACMP VOL 001 Indicates Accompaniment Volume is selected 2 Change the value.127). • Accompaniment Volume cannot be changed unless the Style mode is active. This volume control affects only the accompaniment volume. Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value. Press the left Overall button. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Accompaniment Volume value (000 . repeatedly if necessary.Selecting and Playing Styles Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume The playback volume of the style can be adjusted. The volume range is 000 .127. 46 .

Selecting and Playing Styles

Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering
When it is set to on (page 39), the auto accompaniment function automatically
generates bass and chord accompaniment for you to play along with, by using
Multi Fingering operation. You can change the chords of the accompaniment by
playing keys in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard using either the
“Single Finger” or “Fingered” method. With Single Finger you can simply play a
one-, two- or three-finger chord indication (see Single Finger Chords below). The
Fingered technique is that of conventionally playing all the notes of the chord.
Whichever method you use, the DGX-500/300 “understands” what chord you
indicate and then automatically generates the accompaniment.

■ Single Finger Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Chords that can be produced in Single Finger operation are major, minor, seventh
and minor seventh. The illustration shows how to produce the four chord types.
(The key of C is used here as an example; other keys follow the same rules. For
example, Bb7 is played as Bb and A.)
C

Cm

To play a major chord:
Press the root note of
the chord.

C7

To play a minor chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
black key to the left of it.

Cm 7

To play a seventh chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
white key to the left of it.

To play a minor seventh
chord: Press the root note
together with the nearest
white and black keys to
the left of it (three keys
altogether).

■ Fingered Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Using the key of C as an example, the chart below shows the types of chords that
can be recognized in the Fingered mode.
● Example for “C” chords

CmM 7

CmM 7 (9)

(

)
(

(

C (b5)

CM7 b5

Cm 7 (9)

Cm 7 (11)

)

CM 7 aug

CM7 (#11)

(

Caug

)

Csus 4

CM 7 (9)

CM 7

)

C6

)

C (9)

(

C 6 (9)

C

Cm (9)

Cm 6

Cm 7

Cm 7 b5

CmM 7 b5

Cdim

Cdim 7

C7

C 7 (13)

C 7 (#9)

C 7 b5

C 7 aug

C 7 sus4

)

)

)

)

(

(

(

(

)

)

C 7 (b13)

(

(

)
(

(

)
(

C 7 (b9)

)

)
(

)
(

C 7 (#11)

C 7 (9)

(

(

)

)

(

)

Cm

C 1+2+5

* Notes enclosed in parentheses are optional; the chords will be recognized without them.

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48

Chord Name/[Abbreviation]

Normal Voicing

Chord (C) Display

Major [M]

1-3-5

C

C

Add ninth [(9)]

1-2-3-5

C(9)

C(9)

Sixth [6]

1 - (3) - 5 - 6

C6

C6

Sixth ninth [6(9)]

1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 6

C6(9)

C6(9)

Major seventh [M7]

1 - 3 - (5) - 7 or
1 - (3) - 5 - 7

CM7

CM7

Major seventh ninth [M7(9)]

1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 7

CM7(9)

CM7(9)

Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7(#11)]

1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - 7 or
1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - 7

CM7(#11) CM7(#11)

Flatted fifth [(b5)]

1 - 3 - b5

C(b5)

Cb5

Major seventh flatted fifth [M7b5]

1 - 3 - b5 - 7

CM7b5

CM7b5

Suspended fourth [sus4]

1-4-5

Csus4

Csus4

Augmented [aug]

1 - 3 - #5

Caug

Caug

Major seventh augmented [M7aug]

1 - (3) - #5 - 7

CM7aug

CM7aug

Minor [m]

1 - b3 - 5

Cm

Cm

Minor add ninth [m(9)]

1 - 2 - b3 - 5

Cm(9)

Cm(9)

Minor sixth [m6]

1 - b3 - 5 - 6

Cm6

Cm6

Minor seventh [m7]

1 - b3 - (5) - b7

Cm7

Cm7

Minor seventh ninth [m7(9)]

1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - b7

Cm7(9)

Cm7(9)

Minor seventh add eleventh [m7(11)]

1 - (2) - b3 - 4 - 5 - (b7)

Cm7(11)

Cm7(11)

Minor major seventh [mM7]

1 - b3 - (5) - 7

CmM7

CmM7

Minor major seventh ninth [mM7(9)]

1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - 7

CmM7(9)

CmM7(9)

Minor seventh flatted fifth [m7b5]

1 - b3 - b5 - b7

Cm7b5

Cm7b5

Minor major seventh flatted fifth [mM7b5]

1 - b3 - b5 - 7

CmM7b5

CmM7b5

Diminished [dim]

1 - b3 - b5

Cdim

Cdim

Diminished seventh [dim7]

1 - b3 - b5 - 6

Cdim7

Cdim7

Seventh [7]

1 - 3 - (5) - b7 or
1 - (3) - 5 - b7

C7

C7

Seventh flatted ninth [7(b9)]

1 - b2 - 3 - (5) - b7

C7(b9)

C7(b9)

Seventh add flatted thirteenth [7(b13)]

1 - 3 - 5 - b6 - b7

C7(b13)

C7(b13)

Seventh ninth [7(9)]

1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - b7

C7(9)

C7(9)

Seventh add sharp eleventh [7(#11)]

1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - b7 or
1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - b7

C7(#11)

C7(#11)

Seventh add thirteenth [7(13)]

1 - 3 - (5) - 6 - b7

C7(13)

C7(13)

Seventh sharp ninth [7(#9)]

1 - #2 - 3 - (5) - b7

C7(#9)

C7(#9)

Seventh flatted fifth [7b5]

1 - 3 - b5 - b7

C7b5

C7b5

Seventh augmented [7aug]

1 - 3 - #5 - b7

C7aug

C7aug

Seventh suspended fourth [7sus4]

1 - 4 - (5) - b7

C7sus4

C7sus4

One plus two plus five [1+2+5]

1-2-5

C1+2+5

C

• Notes in parentheses can be
omitted.
• Playing two same root keys in the
adjacent octaves produces
accompaniment based only on
the root.
• A perfect fifth (1 + 5) produces
accompaniment based only on
the root and fifth which can be
used with both major and minor
chords.
• The chord fingerings listed are all
in “root” position, but other inversions can be used — with the following exceptions:
m7, m7b5, 6, m6, sus4, aug,
dim7, 7b5, 6(9), 1+2+5.
• Inversion of the 7sus4 and
m7(11) chords are not recognized if the notes shown in
parentheses are omitted.
• The auto accompaniment will
sometimes not change when
related chords are played in
sequence (e.g. some minor
chords followed by the minor seventh).
• Two-note fingerings will produce
a chord based on the previously
played chord.

Selecting and Playing Styles

Setting the Split Point
The Split Point determines the highest key for the auto accompaniment area. The
accompaniment can be played with the keys up to and including the Accompaniment Split Point key.

• This setting also affects the split
point for the special Split voices.

Split Point

Auto accompaniment area

1

Select the Split Point control.
Press and hold the [SPLIT] button until “S_POINT”appears in the display.
Current Split Point value

054 S–POINT
001

Indicates current Split Point.

2

Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired value: 0 (C-2) 127 (G8).

Restoring the Default Split
Point Value
If you’ve changed the Split Point
setting, you can instantly restore
the default setting of “54” (F#2) by
pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Split Point is
selected).

To leave the Split Point function, simply go on to another operation or function.

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001 2 Specify the root of the chord. This is due to space limitations in the display. Dict. minor. seventh. . Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord type (as printed on the panel). 1 • Pressing the [DICTIONARY] button automatically turns on the auto accompaniment. 3 Specify the type of the chord (major. not all notes may be shown in the notation section of the display.Selecting and Playing Styles Dictionary The Dictionary function is essentially a built-in “chord book” that shows you the individual notes of chords. 001 Pressing this key selects the major seventh chord type (M7). • You can also show the inversion of chord when using [+]/[-] button. Press the [DICTIONARY] button. 001 Pressing this key selects the root G. It is ideal when you know the name of a certain chord and want to quickly learn how to play it. Dict.). etc. Dict. Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord root (as printed on the panel). Chord name (root and type) Notation of chord Individual notes of chord (keyboard) 50 • For a few specific chords.

”) Depending on the intervals between the three or more notes. The second note of this chord is four semitones higher than the first. To leave the Dictionary function. change the order of the notes (called “inversions”). because it anchors the sound harmonically by determining its “key” and forms the basis for how we hear the other notes of the chord. we can create four different chords. This is also referred to as a “harmony. harmonious sound. The chord name flashes in the display (and a “congratulations” melody is played) when the correct notes are held down. press the [DICTIONARY] button again. Inversion examples for the key of C G E C C G E E C G 51 . Cdim) Major 3rd Minor 3rd Major 3rd Minor 3rd Keep in mind that we can also change the “voicing” of a chord — for example. The organization of notes in the example at left — a triad chord — produces a pleasant. Caug) Diminished chord (ex. the lowest note is the “root. Major chord (ex. (Two notes played together is an “interval” — an interval being the distance between two different notes. In this triad. (Inversions for many of the chords are also recognized. Cm) Major 3rd Minor 3rd Augmented chord (ex. Play the chord (as indicated in the display) in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. Triads are made up of three notes and are the most basic and common chords in most music. a chord can sound beautiful or muddy and dissonant. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is a Chord? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The simple answer: Three or more notes played simultaneously is a chord. Keeping our root note fixed and changing these notes by a semitone up or down (sharp or flat). or play the same notes in different octaves — without changing the basic nature of the chord itself. Flashes when correct notes are held.” The root is the most important note in the chord.Selecting and Playing Styles 4 Play the chord.) Dict. C) Minor 3rd Major 3rd Minor chord (ex. Auto accompaniment area 001 Indicates notes to be played. and the third is three semitones higher than the second.

the minor 6th chord includes the 6th note of the scale. etc. study this diagram of the C major scale: C D E F G A B C D E F Root 4th 3rd 2nd 7th 6th 5th 11th 9th Octave Other Chords Csus4 5th C7 4th Dominant 7th Cm7bb5 Cm7 Major chord Dominant 7th Cm6 C(9) CM7 Minor chord 7th Major chord Cdim7 * Bbb = A Dominant 7th 52 Diminished chord Minor chord 6th 9th Diminished 7th (double flatted 7th) Diminished chord . Chords are often written in a kind of shorthand that makes them instantly recognizable (and gives you the freedom to play them with the voicing or inversion that you prefer). the type is omitted. Major chord Minor chord Augmented chord Diminished chord C Cm Caug Cdim For simple major chords. the major 7th chord has the 7th note of the scale. The chord type should be indicated to the right as well. The Intervals of the Scale Dominant 7th (flatted 7th) To better understand the intervals and the numbers used to represent them in the chord name. Examples for the key of C are shown below. A wide variety of emotions and feelings can be created depending on the types of chords used and the order in which they are arranged.Selecting and Playing Styles Beautiful sounding harmonies can be built in this manner. If you need to specify sharp or flat. First. 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. indicate that to the right of the root. One important point: Chords are made up of notes “stacked” on top of each other. Once you understand the basic principles of harmony and chords. it’s very simple to use this shorthand to write out the chords of a song.) For example. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Writing Chord Names • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Knowing how to read and write chord names is an easy yet invaluable skill. (See the keyboard diagram below. The use of intervals and chords is one of the most important elements in music. write the root note of the chord in an uppercase letter.

) 208 XmasWalz 3 Play the chords with your left hand and the melody lines with your right hand along with the music.D.B.” (The sheet music is provided on the next page. As soon as you play a chord with your left hand. simply select the desired genre from the Music Database.Using the Music Database If you want to play in a certain genre of music but don’t know which style and voice settings would be appropriate. or use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Select a ‘‘Music Database. 001 AlvFevr 001 2 • Press the [M.B. see ‘‘Multi Fingering’’ on page 47.D. In this example. and turn SYNCHRONIZED START on. the style starts. we’ll select #208 “Xmas Walz” and play the song “Silent Night. • See pages 38 through 49 for details about the Auto Accompaniment.’’ Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Music Database. 002 Croco RK 001 The DGX-500/300 has 208 panel setups in the Music Database and they are divided into 12 different categories. The DGX-500/ 300 automatically makes all appropriate panel settings to let you play in that music style! 1 Press the [M. turn AUTO ACCOMPANIMENT on. The MUSIC DATABASE menu appears in the display. See page 40 for details.] (MUSIC DATABASE) button to switch into the Style mode. 53 .] (MUSIC DATABASE) button. For information on how to enter chords.

......................................................................................] (MUSIC DATABASE) button and selecting a number lets you instantly reconfigure all relevant settings...................................................................... DSP Depth .............. page 46 54 * Set only when the accompaniment is not playing.................................................................................... page 34 • Harmony On/Off....... refer to the following pages............................... DSP Depth.........................D.... Volume.............. style and other settings................................. ............................... Data stored by the Music Database Each of the Music Database settings has been specially programmed to match the selected style and each features the best suited voice (or combination of voices)... page 44 • Accompaniment Volume ........................... For each parameter........... page 31 ■ STYLE PARAMETERS • Synchro Start=ON* ............................................................................ Volume................................................................. ■ VOICE PARAMETERS MAIN Voice.............. press the [ENDING] button.......................... page 40 • Style Number .............. Octave. You can also stop the style by using the [STOP] button..... the style automatically stops................................ page 35 • Harmony Type.......................................... page 33 • DSP Type .. Voice........................................... page 29 • Pitch Bend Range.......... page 38 • Accompaniment Split Point .............................................................................................................................................. When the ending is finished............................................................................................................................ page 49 • Main A/Main B ......................... The style plays an ending phrase in ritardando....................... page 26 • Reverb Type ......................................................................Using the Music Database 82 Auto Accompaniment area 4 When you reach the point in the music indicated by the arrow above............................................................................... Pressing the [M............. conveniently allowing you to start playing in the desired genre with all the appropriate sounds — without having to make each setting one by one....................... page 37 • Transpose ...........................B........... page 26 Dual On/Off.......................... page 45 • Tempo ...................................................... Reverb Depth.............................................. Reverb Depth........

[1] or [2].Registration Memory Registration Memory is a flexible and convenient function that lets you instantly reconfigure virtually all settings of the DGX-500/300 with the touch of a single button. press the appropriate REGISTRATION MEMORY button. Registration Memory Presets The DGX-500/300 has eight Registration Memory banks. Press the [BANK] button. Virtually all of the DGX-500/300’s settings can be saved to a Registration Memory button. Selected memory number 1 MEMORY1 001 55 . While holding down the [MEMORY] button. then press the desired bank number (1 . 2 Select the desired bank. 1 or 2. Selected bank number 1 BANK 001 3 Record the settings to the desired preset. each with two different presets (a total of sixteen) for your custom panel settings. Simply save your favorite custom panel settings to one of the Registration Memory presets (up to sixteen are available) for future recall.8). and style-related settings: Accompaniment On/Off and Split Point • Pitch Bend Range Recording a Registration Memory Preset 1 Make all desired settings for the DGX-500/300. Each of the sixteen Registration Memory can have different settings for the following parameters: • Voice number • Tempo • Transpose • Reverb Type • DSP Type • Harmony On/Off setting and Type • Split Point • Style number.

1 BANK 001 2 Press the desired Registration Memory preset button ([1] or [2]).Registration Memory Recalling a Registration Memory Preset 1 Select the appropriate Registration Memory bank. 1 REGIST1 001 56 .

the measure. ● Song Playback Display Indicates the tracks currently playing back.) You can also play back songs from floppy disks. see page 73. Song name and number Indicates Song mode is selected 004 B Bailey -01 2 Select the desired song number. and 100 of these songs can be used with the educational Lesson feature (page 67). Certain songs have been composed or arranged in “free” tempo. a powerful tool that makes learning songs fun and easy. or use the [+]/[-] buttons to step up and down through the songs. About the Beat Display The arrow marks in the beat display flash in time with the rhythm of the song or style. These include 100 songs that showcase the rich and dynamic sounds of the instrument. The first arrow indicates the first beat of the measure.Selecting and Playing Songs The DGX-500/300 features a total of 105 songs. when a “free” tempo song plays back. meaning that the tempo and/or the time signature are not constant during the piece. The User songs are “empty” and cannot be played until something has been recorded to them. Three of the songs are special Demonstration songs that can be played automatically by pressing the [DEMO] button. 57 . (For instructions on recording your own songs.) 068 Babbino 012 Current measure number * The indication “F t” appears in the display when a song having a “free” tempo is selected. (These can be alternately muted and sounded during playback by pressing the corresponding SONG MEMORY buttons. beat and timing indications are not shown in the display. You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the song number. As a result. Use the numeric keypad. there are five special User songs to which you can record your own performance. see page 62. Moreover. These display the notes and name of the current chord. and the others flash in sequence. First beat of measure Second beat Third beat Fourth beat Selecting and Playing a Song 1 Press the [SONG] button. for details.

set point A (the start point). press the [A-B REPEAT] button before starting playback. As the song continues playing. • To set the A point to the beginning of a song. 58 . or even select a different voice for playing along. 1 While playing a song.REPEAT 006 2 • The A and B points can only be specified at the beginning of a measure (beat 1). A-b REPEAT 012 • If you’re repeat practicing a particularly difficult section. Simply use the [ REW] and [FF ] buttons to select the desired measures. A. then start playback. During playback. The selected phrase repeats indefinitely until stopped.Selecting and Playing Songs 3 Start the selected song. and not at any point in the middle of a measure. A-B Repeat The convenient A-B Repeat function is an ideal aid for practicing and learning. the measure number and chords are shown in the display. the selected song stops automatically. You may also want to slow down the Tempo while setting the A and B points.) Stop the song. 4 • You can play along with the song using the currently selected voice. at the beginning point to be repeated. Simply call up the Voice mode while the song is playing back and select the desired voice. Press the [START/STOP] button. press the [A-B REPEAT] button once again. this makes it easier to accurately set the points. It allows you to specify a phrase of a song (between point A and point B) and repeat it — while you play or practice along with it. pressing the [A-B REPEAT] button for each point. (See page 24. Set point B (the end point). If playback was started by pressing the [START/STOP] button. press the [A-B REPEAT] button once. at the ending point to be repeated. Press the [START/STOP] button. • You can also set the A-B Repeat function when the song is stopped. try slowing down the Tempo to an appropriate speed to make it easier to play and master the part. As the song plays back.

if the current voice selected on the panel is piano but the song’s melody is being played by a flute voice. 004 B Bailey -01 2 Select the desired voice. then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to select the desired voice. 1 Select the desired song. For example.Selecting and Playing Songs 3 Pause or stop playback as needed. either with the original melody voice or one of your own selection. Stopping playback does not cancel the set A/B points or the A-B Repeat function. 4 Turn off the A-B Repeat function. using Melody Voice Change will change the flute melody voice to piano. Use the [PAUSE] button or [START/STOP] button. Press the [SONG] button. Melody Voice Change The DGX-500/300 lets you play a melody on the keyboard along with each of the songs. then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to select the desired song. The convenient Melody Voice Change feature takes this one step further — it lets you replace the original voice used for the melody of the song with the panel voice of your own selection. Press the [A-B REPEAT] button. Press the [VOICE] button. 003 BritePno -01 59 .

Restoring the Default Tempo Value Each song has been given a default or standard Tempo setting. If you’ve changed the Tempo. you can instantly restore the default setting by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Tempo is selected). Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button. 1 Call up the Tempo setting. “MELODY VOICE CHANGE” appears in the display. indicating that the selected panel voice has replaced the song’s original melody voice. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value.Selecting and Playing Songs 3 Press and hold down the [VOICE] button for at least one second.) . (See page 40. 60 • You can also use the convenient Tap Tempo function to change the tempo by “tapping” a new one in real time. MELODY V -01 Changing the Tempo The tempo of song playback can be adjusted over a range of 32 . or use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Current Tempo value 120 TEMPO -01 2 Change the value.280 bpm (beats per minute). the tempo of a song returns to the default setting when selecting a different song. Also.

1 Select the Song Volume function. This volume control affects only the song volume. Press the left Overall button. Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value.Selecting and Playing Songs Adjusting the Song Volume The playback volume of the song can be adjusted.) Restoring the Default Song Volume Value If you’ve changed the Song Volume setting. You can also use the [+]/[-] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Song Volume value (000 . (This function becomes Accompaniment Volume when the Style mode is active. you can instantly restore the default setting of “100” by pressing both [+]/[-] buttons simultaneously (when Song Volume is selected). repeatedly if necessary. until “SONG VOL” appears in the display. • Song Volume cannot be changed unless the Song mode is active.127). Current Song Volume value 100 SONG VOL -01 Indicates Song Volume is selected 2 Change the value. The volume range is 000 .127. 61 .

500 (when only the accompaniment track is recorded) Song recording on the DGX-500/300 is similar to using a tape recorder.” even when recording without style. Refer to the list above for settings that can be recorded to a song. Using the Metronome You can use the Metronome instead of a style if desired. After the song is completely recorded. Recording a User Song Data that can be recorded to the normal (melody) tracks: • Note on/off • Velocity • Voice Number • Reverb Type* • Chorus Type* • DSP Type* • Sustain • Pitch Bend data • Tempo*.) • Reverb Type* • DSP Type* • Accompaniment Volume* • Tempo. you can hear the previously recorded parts as you record new ones. You can record and save up to five User songs.000 (when only “melody” tracks are recorded) • Maximum number of chords : approximately 5. and selecting a voice. This allows you to keep your performance “in time. simply play back the song with the Metronome turned off. other settings can be changed in the middle of a song. whatever you play on the keyboard is recorded in real time as you play it.Song Recording The DGX-500/300 features powerful and easy-to-use song recording features that let you record your keyboard performances — using up to six independent tracks (including one track for accompaniment) — for creating your own complete.) 62 . setting the Tempo. press the [METRONOME] button before recording in step #4 below. Main A/B. etc. Also. Time Signature* (if there is no such data in the Accompaniment track) • When using a Split Voice for recording. Before you actually start recording. 44. (See pages 38. Time Signature* * These settings can only be recorded once at the beginning of a song. the voice assigned to the left of the split point cannot be recorded. (See page 22. you’ll need to make various settings for the song — such as selecting a style. and 24. fully orchestrated compositions. To do this. also make other settings. Data that can be recorded to the Accompaniment track: • Style number* • Chord changes and timing • Changing sections (Intro. 1 Make all desired DGX-500/300 settings.) If desired. rEC User 1 001 Song Memory Capacity • Maximum number of notes : approximately 10. when you record subsequent parts to other tracks.

* * Cannot be selected during playback. This is automatically recorded to the Accompaniment track (track A). In other words. You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the song number. press the appropriate SONG MEMORY button. if you record to a track that already has recorded data. This is useful for when you want to clearly hear certain tracks. press the corresponding SONG MEMORY button. Selecting the Accompaniment track automatically turns on the accompaniment. To use muting. during recording. all previous data in the track will be erased and replaced by the newly recorded data. If no song is manually selected. ● Muting Tracks During Playback While recording is enabled. Track number flashes — Track will record. and not others. rEC User 2 001 • Keep in mind that all recording operations “replace” the data. the Accompaniment track is automatically selected.205. 202 User 2 • User song numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (see page 25). While holding down the [REC] button. Each press of a SONG MEMORY button (when playback is stopped) cycles through the following settings: Track number off — Track is muted. you can selectively mute different tracks.Song Recording 2 Select a User song number for recording. Muting can also be done “on the fly” during playback. repeatedly if necessary. 63 . use the [+]/[-] buttons to step up and down through the songs. 001 3 Select a track number for recording. the DGX-500/300 automatically selects the first available empty song number. • If accompaniment has already been turned on before entering the Record mode. until the desired track number in the display is off. Use the numeric keypad to select the desired song: 201 . ■ Recording to the Accompaniment Track A special Accompaniment track is provided for recording accompaniment data. Track number on — Track will play back.

the track number in the display flashes. Playback stops when the [START/STOP] button is pressed again. Normally. press [SYNC START] again to return to the above condition. press the [START/STOP] or [REC] button. ■ When recording the Accompaniment track With Sync Start on. To play back the song from the beginning. 7 Listen to your new recording. Make sure that when you press the SONG MEMORY button corresponding to the desired track. 6 Record to other tracks as desired. 64 .Song Recording ■ Recording to a Melody Track (1 . you’ll want to record these after you’ve recorded the Accompaniment track. After rehearsing. 5 Stop recording. play the first chord of the song in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. The accompaniment starts automatically and you can continue recording.5) Five independent Melody tracks are provided for recording your keyboard performance. rEC User 2 Indicates the current measure 001 If you want to rehearse your part before recording. playing other chords in time with the accompaniment. you can start recording simply by playing the keyboard (or by pressing the [START/STOP] button). 4 Start recording. When the beat marks and track number start flashing.#5 above. To do this. simply press the [START/STOP] button again. press the [SYNC START] button to turn Sync Start off. After you’ve finished playing the part. You can also record the Accompaniment track and one of the Melody tracks simultaneously. simply repeat steps #3 .

press SONG MEMORY button [1]. Pressing the [+/YES] button executes the Song Clear operation. press the [+/YES] button. 65 . Use this operation only when you’re sure you want to erase a song and record a new one. indicating that all tracks are to be erased. 1 Select the desired song. YES ClrUser2 001 3 4 Press the [+/YES] button. All track indications in the display flash. use the Track Clear operation (page 66). At the “Sure?” prompt. 202 User 2 001 2 While holding down the [A] button.Song Recording Song Clear The Song Clear operation completely erases all recorded data on all tracks of a selected User song. or press the [-/NO] button to abort. To erase an individual track of a song while leaving the other tracks intact.205). Press the [SONG] button. Pressing the [-/NO] button aborts. then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to select the desired song (201 .

use the Song Clear operation (page 65). press the [+/YES] button. 1 Select the desired song. then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to select the desired song (201 . At the “Sure?” prompt. or press the [-/NO] button to abort. [A]) for at least one second. To erase the data of an entire song. Pressing the [+/YES] button executes the Track Clear operation. Use this operation only when you’re sure you want to erase a track and record a new one.205). Pressing the [-/NO] button aborts. YES ClrTr1 001 3 4 Press the [+/YES] button.Song Recording Track Clear The Track Clear operation completely erases all recorded data on a selected track of a selected User song. 66 . Press the [SONG] button. Press and hold down the appropriate SONG MEMORY button ([1] .[5]. 202 User 2 001 2 Press and hold down the button corresponding to the track to be erased. leaving the other tracks intact.

Song Lesson The Lesson feature provides an exceptionally fun and easy-to-use way to learn how to read music and play the keyboard. press the appropriate button. 040 Lomond -01 The Lesson songs are divided into several different categories or music genres. Naturally. step by step. ■ Lesson 3 — Minus One This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted.and righthand parts of each song independently. There are a total of 100 songs (Songs 001 to 100). These practices are divided into four Lesson steps. Press the [SONG] button. specially designed for use with the educational features. with 100 songs available. you can also use Song data you’ve loaded from disk with the Lesson features.3 apply to each hand. ■ Lesson 2 — Waiting In this lesson step. letting you play and master the missing part yourself — in rhythm and at the proper tempo. Lessons 1 . until you’ve mastered them and are ready to practice with both hands together. 67 . Using the Lesson Feature 1 Select one of the Lesson songs. Lesson lets you practice the left. as long as you play in rhythm. [L] (left) or [R] (right) to select the desired part for practice. as described below. ■ Lesson 4 — Both Hands Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3. ■ Lesson 1 — Timing This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note can be used. then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to select the desired song. except that both the left. the DGX-500/300 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song.and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play and master both hands at the same time.

etc. 68 Asterisks appear indicating the timing at which you should play the notes. press the [R] button. (for songs having a “free” tempo. After a short pause. Lr4 BothHand 3 Start the Lesson. r1 * * * * 001 4 Press the [START/STOP] button to stop the Lesson.) . The line of asterisks represents one full measure. When the Lesson is finished. The DGX-500/300 exits from the Lesson feature automatically when the [START/STOP] button is pressed. Pressing either button repeatedly cycles through the available Lesson steps in order: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off → Lesson 1. no such indications appear. page 72). the Lesson begins again automatically. The selected Lesson step is indicated in the display. L 1 Timing r1 Timing L 2 Waiting r2 Waiting L 3 MinusOne r3 MinusOne 040 Lomond (Song Lesson off) 040 Lomond (Song Lesson off) To select Lesson 4. to work on the left. your performance “grade” is shown in the display (if the Grade function is turned on. The Lesson and song playback start automatically (following a lead-in count) as soon as the Lesson step is selected. press both [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously. If you want to work on the right-hand part. press the [L] button. Sixteenth notes are indicated by an alternating asterisk and sharp sign.Song Lesson 2 Select the part you wish to work on (left or right) and the Lesson step.

or the [+]/[-] buttons to select the Lesson Track number. play a note above F#2. the Octave setting can be changed for lesson track. r1 Timing -01 3 Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song.) With Song playback stopped. 2 Set the Track number. For the left hand. In Lesson 1. as long as you play in rhythm. (Refer to the Disk Operations chapter on page 73. Regarding chords and the use of the left hand.[9]. Select one of the Lesson songs. use a note in the auto accompaniment area or play the appropriate left-hand note. simply play one note repeatedly in time with the music.Song Lesson Select the Lesson Track This function allows you to select the track number of a disk song (only SMF format 0). In the case of the first type. the DGX-500/300 actually has two different types of songs: 1) songs with normal left-hand chords. and 2) songs in which the left hand plays arpeggios or melodic figures in combination with the right. for the right. play the chords with your left hand in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. Auto accompaniment area 69 . press the Overall right button to select LESSON TRACK L or R. Use the numeric keypad number buttons [0] . Pick a note to play. and the appropriate notes appear in the display. the song starts automatically. LESSON TRACK R appears following TRACK L. Lesson 1 — Timing This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note can be used. if necessary) until Lesson 1 is indicated. Select Lesson 1. Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly. Simply concentrate on playing each note in time with the rhythmic accompaniment.) 1 • If necessary. After the lead-in. (See page 76. 1 2 • The melody note does not sound unless your playing is in time with the rhythm.

In Lesson 2. r3 MinusOne -01 70 . the DGX-500/300 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. as you play them correctly. 1 2 Select one of the Lesson songs. the song starts automatically. Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly. 1 2 Select one of the Lesson songs.Song Lesson Lesson 2 — Waiting In this lesson step. This lets you practice reading the music at your own pace. play the correct notes at your own pace. Select Lesson 2. r2 Waiting -01 3 Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song. The notes you are to play are shown continuously in the display as the song plays back. until you can master playing them in rhythm. After the lead-in. if necessary) until Lesson 3 is indicated. Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly. The notes to be played are shown in the display. and the appropriate notes appear in the display. if necessary) until Lesson 2 is indicated. The DGX-500/300 plays back the song accompaniment with one part muted (either the left part or the right)— letting you play and master the missing part yourself. one after another. Select Lesson 3. Lesson 3 — Minus One This lesson step lets you practice one part of the song in rhythm at the proper tempo.

71 . except that both the left. both parts (left and right) are muted. Select Lesson 4. Lr4 BothHand -01 3 Play both the left.and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play and master both hands at the same time. letting you play the entire song by yourself. After the lead-in. Go on to this lesson step after you’ve mastered each hand’s part in the previous three lesson steps. Lesson 4 — Both Hands Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3. the song starts automatically.and right-hand parts with the song. so that Lesson 4 is indicated. the song starts automatically.Song Lesson 3 Play the appropriate part with the song. In Lesson 4. and play the muted part yourself. 1 2 Select one of the Lesson songs. and the appropriate notes appear in the display. Practice both hands in time with the rhythm along with the notation in the display. After the lead-in. Press the [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously. and the appropriate notes appear in the display. listen carefully to the un-muted part. In Lesson 3.

until “GRADE” appears in the display.” and “Excellent!.Song Lesson Grade The Lesson feature has a built-in evaluation function that monitors your practicing of the Lesson songs. on GRADE Grade off 72 Grade on • Grade is automatically set to on as the default setting. it tells you how well you did each exercise. repeatedly if necessary. Four grades are assigned. . Use the [+]/[-] buttons to set Grade to on or off. Current Grade function setting on GRADE -01 Indicates Grade function is selected 2 Set Grade to on or off as desired.” on Excellen 1 Select the Grade function.” “Good. and just like a real teacher. depending on your performance: “OK.” “Very Good!. Press the right Overall button.

you can play back song data on commercially available GM (General MIDI). • The three letters following the file name (after the period) are referred to as a file “extension. regardless of manufacturer. the Style File data can then be saved in combination with User songs. including the Clavinova series. due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects. You can load and play with the style files collected on these disks. SAVE. Once loaded. (See page 75) The DOC voice allocation format provides data playback compatibility with a wide range of Yamaha instruments and MIDI devices. Style File data is loaded individually as style number 136. Naturally. Moreover.Disk Operations The DGX-500/300 features a convenient floppy disk drive — built right into the instrument. and playing the keyboard does not produce any sound. since the DGX-500/300 is compatible with a wide variety of disk formats. The DGX-500/300 supports GM System Level 1. As its name implies. It also allows you to save and play back Standard MIDI File (SMF) format 0 data. “XGlite” is a simplified version of Yamaha’s highquality XG tone generation format. Let you record and play back your own original User Songs. ■ Data that Can be Saved or Loaded with the DGX-500/300 Data type User Songs Style File Extension . (See page 79) The Style File Format — SFF — is Yamaha’s original style file format which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types. you can play back any XG song data using an XGlite tone generator. no panel operations can be executed (except for disk operations). or UTILITY buttons). However. (See page 75) “GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible music data can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator. You can playback song files collected on these disks using the voices defined in Yamaha’s DOC format. The DGX-500/300 can also be used with the included disk or commercially available Style File data. reading from optional SFF style disks.USR . DOC (Disk Orchestra Collection). allowing you to load additional styles (auto accompaniment patterns) to the instrument.” The extension indicates the type of file. keep in mind that some songs may play back differently compared to the original data. • User Songs and Disk Style data (style number 136) are saved and loaded as a single file on the DGX-500/300. use only disks that have been formatted on the DGX-500/300 (page 81). 73 .STY Save O - Load O O ■ Using Commercially Available Music Data (sold separately) • While any of the disk-related displays are shown (called up by pressing the LOAD. The DGX500/300 uses the SFF data internally. and Clavinova Disklavier Piano Soft disks. The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level 1. The DGX-500/300 is compatible with music disks (floppy disks) that bear the following marks: You can playback song files collected on these disks using the voices defined in the GM standard. and can be played just like the preset styles. it allows you to save and load important DGX-500/300 data. • To ensure proper data storage.

Disk Operations Using the Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) and Floppy Disk Be sure to handle floppy disks and treat the disk drive with care. try pressing the eject button once again. or push the disk back into the slot and then repeat the eject procedure. etc. Other objects may cause damage to the disk drive or floppy disks. Always keep floppy disks in their protective cases when they are not in use. • If the eject button is pressed too quickly. the disk will automatically pop out. Carefully insert the disk into the slot. do not attempt to pull out the partially ejected disk. • Never use a floppy disk with a deformed shutter or housing. 74 Write protect tab ON (locked or write protected) Write protect tab OFF (unlocked or write enabled) . This lamp lights during disk read/write operations. The eject button may become stuck in a half-pressed position with the disk extending from the drive slot by only a few millimeters. ■ About the Floppy Disks ● To handle floppy disks with care: • Do not place heavy objects on a disk or bend or apply pressure to the disk in any way. after an extended period of use. Follow the important precautions below. or if it is not pressed in as far as it will go. ● To protect your data (write-protect tab): • To prevent accidental erasure of important data. reading and playing back (when the DISK IN USE lamp is lit). motors. ■ Cleaning the Disk Drive Read/Write Head ● Clean the read/write head regularly. formatting. towards the disk slot. dust or liquids. since using force in this situation can damage the disk drive mechanism or the floppy disk.5" 2DD and 2HD type floppy disks can be used.. slowly pushing it all the way in until it clicks into place and the eject button pops out. ● Never insert anything but floppy disks into the disk drive. • Do not attach anything other than the provided labels to a floppy disk. • Do not expose the disk to magnetic fields. A floppy disk left in the drive for extended periods can easily pick up dust and dirt that can cause data read and write errors. speakers. If this happens. ■ Compatible Disk Type 3. carefully remove it by hand. during recording. slide the disk’s write-protect tab to the “protect” position (tab open). ● To maintain the disk drive in optimum working order Yamaha recommends that you use a commercially-available dry-type head cleaning disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask your Yamaha dealer about the availability of proper head-cleaning disks. the disk may not eject properly. rendering it unreadable. be sure to confirm that the FDD is stopped. the LED below the floppy disk slot will be lit indicating that the Disk Drive is ready to use. • Do not expose the disk to direct sunlight. • When the DGX-500/300 is turned on. will pick up a layer of magnetic particles from the disks used that will eventually cause read and write errors. ● Be sure to remove the floppy disk from the disk drive before turning off the power. or excessive humidity. such as those produced by televisions. since magnetic fields can partially or completely erase data on the disk. ■ Inserting/Ejecting Floppy Disks ● To insert a floppy disk into the disk drive: • Hold the disk so that the label of the disk is facing upward and the sliding shutter is facing forward. This lamp is always on when the power is on. extremely high or low temperatures. • Do not open the sliding shutter and touch the exposed surface of the floppy disk inside. Doing so can damage the disk and possibly the disk drive. Press the eject button slowly as far as it will go. When the disk is fully ejected. Also make sure that labels are attached in the proper location. such as when a disk has been inserted. This instrument employs a precision magnetic read/write head which. etc. To remove a partially ejected disk. playback. ● Never attempt to remove the disk or turn the power off during recording. regardless of Disk operation. ● To eject a floppy disk: • Before ejecting the disk.

” When playing back free-tempo song data on the DGX-500/300. For details. 5 Stop the song. It also allows you to play back Standard MIDI File (SMF) format 0 data. 75 . Use the numeric keypad or the [+]/[-] buttons. Some of song files on the included sample disk are also free-tempo software. Once the disk is inserted. and only gives you an indication of how much of the song has played back. repeat step 2 above.Disk Operations Disk Song Playback This function allows you to play back song data on commercially available GM (General MIDI). 4 If you want to change to another song. the measure number in the display does not match the actual measure number of playback. the measure display shows “F t” and the beat display does not flash. or Clavinova Disklavier Piano Soft disks. 3 Start the selected song. see “Selecting and Playing a Song. Press the [START/STOP] button. 1 Insert the disk into the disk drive. Yamaha DOC (Disk Orchestra Collection). Press the [START/STOP] button.” page 57. the DGX-500/300 will automatically switch to the Song mode. These songs are called “free-tempo software. • The tempo setting of some commercially available disk songs is fixed. The disk song numbers are from 101 to 199. 101 D-Song01 Song name and number 2 Select the desired song number. Also.

E0 – G6 (DGX-300). a “No disk” message appears at the top of the display.#205) to floppy disks. 1 or 2. • If the [SAVE] button is pressed when there is no floppy disk inserted into the disk drive. 2 Press the [SAVE] button. • The Track Octave setting can only be changed when the Song is stopped. simultaneously hold down the [-] button and press the appropriate number button. a “Protect” message appears. 0. indicating that the Save function is not possible. press the number button. 1. . until “OCTAVE” appears in the display 0 OCTAVE 001 2 Change the Track Octave setting. To set a negative value. Press the right Overall button.Disk Operations Change the Track Octave Setting for a Disk Song Track When a disk song is playing and the note data exceeds the limit of A-1 – C7 (DGX-500). 1 Select the Track Octave function. If this happens. an “OVER” indication flashes and Q or W appears in the display. 1 Insert a formatted floppy disk. or 2. and all disk operations will be disabled. you can adjust the track octave setting of the relevant track up or down to compensate. To set a positive octave value. Save You can save User songs (song #201 . s-.UF_00nnn Indicates new file name 76 • When the floppy disk’s write-protect tab is set to ON ( page 74) or the disk is a purposely “copy-protected” disk.

press the [UTILITY] button repeatedly. and the old data won’t be overwritten. Each key on the keyboard enters a different character. The DGX-500/300 automatically creates a file name ( for example “UF_00nnn” ) for the file you are about to save. The A#5 and B5 keys move the cursor backward and forward within the file name. press the [UTILITY] button repeatedly. A file name can consist of up to 8 characters. “yES Over Wr?” will appear on the top line of the display. use the [+]/ [-] buttons to select the file you want to overwrite. Use these keys to place the cursor where you want to enter or change a character. s-U Filename To exit from the Save screen. printed directly under the key (you cannot write over the file extension following the period at the end of the file name). 77 . • If you have selected a file to which data has already been saved. this can be done directly from the keyboard. If you want to enter a more descriptive name for easier file identification (and this is recommended). press the [UTILITY] button repeatedly.Disk Operations If you wish to overwrite the data already saved to an existing file. 4 Press the [EXECUTE] button. renaming the file will cause the new data to be saved in a different file. To exit from the Save screen. A#5 B5 C6 • Even if you chose a file where data is already saved because you want to overwrite the data. 3 If necessary change the file name. The Delete key (C6) deletes the character at the cursor position. YES Filename To exit from the Save screen.

and you will not be able to save any data. To avoid saving the file. press the [-] button (“NO”) instead of the [+] button (“YES”). the following display briefly appears. to SMF? 2-2 Press the [EXECUTE] button. Insert a different disk in the drive and retry the save operation. after pressing the [SAVE] button. press the [UTILITY] button repeatedly. Once started. s-U Saving • If there isn’t enough space on the disk. Saving files in SMF Format 0 The DGX-500/300 can also save song data in SMF (Standard MIDI File) Format 0. To do this: 2-1 In step #2 of the above Save operation. and the Save operation will start. S-S User1 2-3 Select a song for saving. As the file is saving. never eject the floppy disk or turn the power off. if necessary. “Saving” will appear on the top line of the display. press the [SAVE] button again to call up the SMF Save mode. Complete • While the file is being saved (the DISK IN USE lamp is lit). 78 . a “DiskFull” message appears. the operation cannot be canceled. You can delete unneeded files on the disk (page 80). Press the [+] button (“YES”). Continue with step #3 of the Save operation above. When the operation is completed. or replace the disk with a new one and repeat the save operation. using the [+]/[-] buttons. • If a write error occurs during a save operation. an “Error” message appears. To exit from the Save screen. If the error reoccurs after repeating the save operation. there could be something wrong with the disk.Disk Operations 5 Execute the Save operation. 2-4 Press the [EXECUTE] button.

1 2 Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Complete If you do not intend to load the file. the following display briefly appears. the operation cannot be canceled. As the file is loading. you can reload that data back to the DGX-500/300. and the Load operation will start. press the [LOAD] button. never eject the floppy disk or turn the power off. Press the [+] button (“YES”). YES Sure? 5 • If the disk contains no file. Save important data into a disk file before doing the operation. To exit from the LOAD screen. and all disk operations will be disabled. Once started. L-U Filename 4 Press the [EXECUTE] button. Press the [LOAD] button again to exit from the LOAD screen. a “No disk” message appears at the top of the display. Press the [LOAD] button.Disk Operations Load Once you’ve saved your User data onto a floppy disk. the data already in the memory of the DGX-500/300 will be replaced by the data on the disk. Style file indicates “L-S”. • When data is loaded from a floppy disk to the DGX-500/300. the display shows “No file” indicating that the Load function is not possible. L-U Filename • If the [LOAD] button is pressed when there is no floppy disk inserted into the disk drive. Execute the Load operation. You can also load style data from the included disk or commercially available Yamaha Style File disks. press the [-] button (“NO”) instead of the [+] button (“YES”). Use the [+]/[-] buttons. 79 . L-U Loading When the operation is completed. 3 Select the file to load. • While the file is loading (the DISK IN USE lamp is lit). “Loading” will appear on the top line of the display. This case is user file.

d-U Filename 4 • Only files that were created on the DGX-500/300 and were saved as files (User song.) can be deleted. The filename will appear at the top of the display. Use the [+]/[-] buttons. the operation cannot be canceled. • SMF files are indicated by “d-s”. YES Filename 5 Execute the delete operation. 80 • While the file is being deleted (the DISK IN USE lamp is lit). . press the [-] button (“NO”) instead of the [+] button (“YES”). a “Protect” message appears. Once started. To exit from the UTILITY screen. “Deleting” will appear on the top line of the display. press the [UTILITY] button twice. 1 2 Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. and the Delete operation will start.Disk Operations Utility – Delete This function allows you to delete individual files of User data you’ve saved to floppy disk. Press the [+] button (“YES”). press the [UTILITY] button twice. Press the [EXECUTE] button. the following display briefly appears. never eject the floppy disk or turn the power off. indicating that the Utility function is not possible. when the [UTILITY] button is pressed. the FORMAT display appears instead of DELETE. To exit from the UTILITY screen. d-U Filename This case is user file 3 • If the [UTILITY] button is pressed when there is no floppy disk inserted into the disk drive. As the file is deleting. and all disk operations will be disabled. etc. When there are no files on disk that the DGX500/300 can delete. Complete If you do not intend to delete the file. • When the floppy disk’s write-protect tab is set to ON (see page 74) or the disk is a purposely “copy-protected” disk. d-U Deleting When the operation is completed. a “No disk” message appears at the top of the display. Select the file to be deleted. Press the [UTILITY] button.

it will be treated the same as an unformatted floppy disk. the operation cannot be canceled. Complete If you do not intend to format the disk. Press the [+] button (“YES”). To exit from the UTILITY screen. YES Sure? 3 Execute the Format operation. a “Protect” message appears.Disk Operations Utility – Formatting an Unformatted Disk 1 Insert the unformatted floppy disk into the disk drive. • While formatting is in progress (the DISK IN USE lamp is lit) . 072 Formatin When the operation is completed. move the protect tab to the OFF position. Once started. Take care not to erase important data by accidentally formatting a disk. During formatting. Press the [UTILITY] button to exit from the FORMAT screen. CUE Format? 2 • If you insert an unformatted disk with the write protect tab in the ON position into the drive. never eject the disk or turn the power off. press the [UTILITY] button. Eject the disk. Press the [EXECUTE] button. and reinsert it in the drive. A “Format?” message will appear at the top of the display. • If a disk that cannot be read by the DGX-500/300 is inserted into the disk drive. press the [-] button (“NO”) instead of the [+] button (“YES”). and the Format operation will start. the following display briefly appears. 81 . “Formatin” will appear at the top of the display.

If you format the disk. be careful not to format it. the FORMAT display appears instead of DELETE. • If data is already saved on the disk. Complete If you do not intend to format the disk. when the [UTILITY] button is pressed. . When there are no files on disk that the DGX-500/300 can delete. The filename will appear at the top of the display. Press the [+] button (“YES”). “Formatin” will appear at the top of the display. press the [-] button (“NO”) instead of the [+] button (“YES”). since it automatically deletes all data on the disk. a “Protect” message appears. To exit from the operation. “Format?” will appear at the top of the display. the following display briefly appears. Press the [EXECUTE] button. and all disk operations will be disabled. step #2 is unnecessary. press the UTILITY button. 82 • While formatting is in progress (the DISK IN USE lamp is lit) . indicating that the Utility function is not possible. • If the [UTILITY] button is pressed when there is no floppy disk inserted into the disk drive. a “No disk” message appears at the top of the display.Disk Operations Utility – Formatting a Previously Formatted Disk This function is useful for quickly deleting unnecessary files from an already formatted disk. the operation cannot be canceled. In this situation. This calls up the Delete operation (page 80). L-U Filename This case is user file 3 Press the [UTILITY] button again. 1 2 Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive. Be careful when using this operation. 072 Formatin When the operation is completed. YES Sure? 5 Execute the Format operation. and the Format operation will start. all the previously recorded data will be deleted. During formatting. Press the [UTILITY] button. never eject the disk or turn the power off. Once started. This calls up the Format operation. CUE Format? 4 • When the floppy disk’s write-protect tab is set to ON (see page 74) or the disk is a purposely “copy-protected” disk.

you strike a key. Using these numbers as a basis. But how does a digital instrument go about playing a note? Acoustic guitar note production Digital instrument note production L Sampling Note Tone Generator (Electronic circuit) Sampling Note R Playing the keyboard Pluck a string and the body resonates the sound. So then what is the information from the keyboard that becomes the basis for note production? For example.” “with which key. By using the MIDI functions you can expand your musical possibilities. What Is MIDI? No doubt you have heard the terms “acoustic instrument” and “digital instrument.” and “when was it released. regardless of manufacturer.” Then each piece of information is changed into a number value and sent to the tone generator. the tone generator plays the stored sampling note.” “when was it pressed. The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level 1. As shown in the illustration above. a sampling note stored in the tone generator is played through the speakers. these are the two main categories of instruments. Unlike an acoustic instrument that puts out a resonated note. in an electronic instrument the sampling note (previously recorded note) stored in the tone generator section (electronic circuit) is played based on information received from the keyboard. as well as how you can use MIDI on your DGX-500/300. you directly pluck a string and the note sounds. let’s say you play a “C” quarter note using the grand piano sound on the DGX-500/300 keyboard. and a hammer inside hits some strings and plays a note. This section explains what MIDI is. With the guitar.” In the world today. With the piano.MIDI Functions The DGX-500/300 is MIDI-compatible. They are easy to understand.” “about how strong. the electronic instrument puts out information from the keyboard such as “with what voice. Based on playing information from the keyboard. featuring MIDI IN and MIDI OUT terminals and providing a variety of MIDI-related controls. Let’s consider an acoustic piano and a classical guitar as representative acoustic instruments. ● Example of Keyboard Information Voice number (with what voice) Note number (with which key) Note on (when was it pressed) and note off (when was it released) Velocity (about how strong) 01 (Live! Grand) 60 (C3) Timing expressed numerically (quarter note) 20 (strong) GM System Level 1 “GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible music data can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator. and what it can do. 83 . The DGX-500/300 supports GM System Level 1.

Transmits the DGX-500/300’s keyboard information as MIDI data to another MIDI device. Start/stop operation The messages transmitted/received by the DGX-500/300 are shown in the MIDI Implementation Chart on page 102. Below is an explanation of the various types of MIDI messages which the DGX-500/300 can receive/transmit. select MIDI channels. which allows electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other. voices and effects. MIDI IN MIDI OUT 84 Receives MIDI data from another MIDI device. System messages include messages like Exclusive Messages that transmit data unique to each instrument manufacturer and Realtime Messages that control the MIDI device. Program Change and various other types of MIDI data. • Never use MIDI cables longer than about 15 meters. Control Change. ● System Messages This is data that is used in common by the entire MIDI system.). volume. etc. They can be bought at music stores. The MIDI terminals of the DGX-500/300 are located on the rear panel. each device must be connected by a cable. Voice number (along with corresponding bank select MSB/LSB settings. change parameter values and of course play the voices specified for the various parts. by sending and receiving compatible Note. Program Change. The DGX-500/300 can control a MIDI device by transmitting note related data and various types of controller data.” Channel messages transmit information such as Note ON/OFF. if necessary). etc. Each message includes a specific note number which corresponds to the key which is pressed. for each of the 16 channels. Messages that are used to change some aspect of the sound (modulation. etc. This is usually expressed as “it can play 16 instruments at the same time. Message Name Exclusive Message Realtime Messages DGX-500/300 Operation/Panel Setting Reverb/chorus/DSP settings. • Special MIDI cables (sold separately) must be used for connecting to MIDI devices. MIDI messages can be divided into two groups: Channel messages and System messages.MIDI Functions MIDI is an acronym that stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Message Name Note ON/OFF Program Change Control Change DGX-500/300 Operation/Panel Setting Messages which are generated when the keyboard is played. The DGX-500/300 can be controlled by the incoming MIDI messages which automatically determine tone generator mode. plus a velocity value based on how hard the key is stuck. . Cables longer than this can pick up noise which can cause data errors. or messages. pan. ● Channel Messages The DGX-500/300 is an electronic instrument that can handle 16 channels. MIDI Terminals In order to exchange MIDI data between multiple devices.

set the MIDI interface clock setting in the application software to match the setting of the MIDI interface you are using. you can have access to a wide variety of music software. as shown in the diagram below. Use only special MIDI cables when connecting MIDI devices. Connect the UX16 and the computer with a standard USB cable. For details.MIDI Functions Connecting to a Personal Computer By connecting your DGX-500/300’s MIDI terminals to a personal computer. use the Yamaha UX16 USB/MIDI Interface. ● Connect the MIDI terminals of the DGX-500/300 to the MIDI terminals of the personal computer. UX16 MIDI IN OUT DGX-500/300 IN USB MIDI OUT Computer (sequencer software) 85 . refer to the owner’s manual for the software you are using. connect the RS-422 terminal of the computer (modem or printer terminal) to the MIDI interface. connect the MIDI terminals of the personal computer and the DGX-500/300. then make the proper MIDI connections between the DGX-500/300 and the UX16. MIDI Interface RS-422 MIDI IN • When using a Macintosh series computer. DGX-500/300 Viewing the Notation for MIDI Channel 1 • The DGX-500/300 has a special function that lets you view the notes of the MIDI data (channel 1 only) on the display. MIDI OUT MIDI IN MIDI IN DGX-500/300 MIDI OUT Computer (sequencer software) ● When using a MIDI interface with a Macintosh series computer. When using a MIDI interface device installed in the personal computer. MIDI OUT Computer (sequencer software) ● When connecting to a computer with a USB interface.

” 1 Select the MIDI operations. on LOCAL 3 Press the [+]/[-] buttons. • No sound is output from the DGX-500/300 when Local ON/ OFF is set to OFF.MIDI Functions Local Control This function lets you enable or disable keyboard control over the DGX-500/ 300’s voices. This would come in handy. Press “1” on the numeric keypad to select operation #1. If the LOCAL display appears instead of INITSEND in step #1 above. when recording notes to MIDI sequencer. Normally. repeatedly if necessary. INITSEND -01 Indicates MIDI is selected 2 Select the Local Control parameter. If you are using the sequencer to play back the voices of the DGX-500/300. this should be set to “on. you would want to set this to “off” — in order to avoid getting “double” notes. until MIDI is selected. for example. Local Control. both from the keyboard and from the sequencer. as desired. Set Local Control to on or off. step #2 is unnecessary. Press the left Overall button. when playing the DGX-500/300 by itself. 86 .

87 . Press “2” on the numeric keypad to select operation #2. 2 Select the MIDI operations. INITSEND 4 Press the [START/STOP] button. this takes a “snapshot” of the DGX-500/300 settings and sends that data to the sequencer.MIDI Functions Using Initial Setup Send with a Sequencer The most common use for the Initial Setup Send function is in recording a song on a sequencer that is intended for playback with the DGX-500/300. Initial Setup Send. you should leave two or more measures of silence (no performance data) before the song begins. ■ Sending Initial Setup Data • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 First. you can instantly restore the necessary settings on the DGX500/300. The actual procedure may differ depending on your particular equipment and software. If the INITSEND display appears instead of LOCAL in step #2 above. Start the Initial Setup Send operation. set up the sequencer for recording. until MIDI is selected. repeatedly if necessary. you could also do this in the middle of a song — for example. The Initial Setup data should then be recorded to this space in the song. Provided there is a pause in the song. By recording this “snapshot” at the start of the song (before any actual performance data). completely changing the DGX-500/300 settings for the next section of the song. step #3 is unnecessary. Essentially. 3 Select the Initial Setup Send operation. Press the left Overall button. Ideally.

Start recording on the sequencer in the normal way.MIDI Functions 5 Start recording on the sequencer. End 6 Stop recording on the sequencer. Make sure that any subsequently recorded performance data is recorded at least one measure following the Initial Setup data. DGX-500 DGX-300 Turning on the power again normally. To return to the Internal Clock setting. the DGX500/300 automatically returns to the previous panel condition. MIDI LSB receive cancel. style or song playback will not start unless external clock are received. Set to receive or not receive the LSB data of BANK SELECT. • When the Initial Setup Send operation is completed. The default setting is off. 88 • If External Clock is set to ON. then send the Initial Setup data. Set the instrument to External Clock. An “End” message briefly appears in the display when the operation is complete. then press the [+] button once more to select “ECL” (External Clock) in the display. This should be set to on when you want to have style or song playback follow the external device (such as a rhythm machine or a sequencer). External Clock This determines whether the style and song playback functions are controlled by the DGX-500/300’s internal clock (off) or by MIDI clock data from an external sequencer or computer (on). . Press and hold the lowest key and turning on the power. “MIDI LSB receive cancel” return to normal. Stop recording on the sequencer in the normal way. simply select a Tempo value from 32 to 280. Press and hold the [+] button until the value “280” is indicated. then — with as little delay as possible — press the [+] button to actually start transmitting the data. 1 2 Press the [TEMPO] button.

The polarity of the footswitch is reversed.) The auto accompaniment doesn’t turn on. even when pressing the [ACMP] button.) Playing keys in the right hand section of the keyboard does not produce any sound.) The song or style does not start playback. The sound of the voice changes from note to note. A strange “flanging” or “doubling” sound occurs when using the DGX-500/300 with a sequencer. turn off the mobile phone or use it further away from the DGX-500/300. Check the Local Control on/off. (See page 86. (See page 10. Check the External Clock. thus. 89 . The DGX-500/300 is polyphonic up to a maximum of 32 notes.Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause and Solution When the DGX-500/300 is turned on or off. Do not press the pedal while turning the power on. There is no sound even when the keyboard is played or when a song is being played back. some notes/sounds may be omitted (or “stolen”) from the accompaniment or song. (See page 88. When using a mobile phone. This is normal and indicates that the DGX-500/300 is receiving electrical power. When using the Dictionary function (page 50). Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the DGX-500/300 may produce interference. or the sound seems to be cut off.) The footswitch (for sustain) seems to produce the opposite effect. When playing back one of the Pianist styles (#124 . no sound is output. For example. The accompaniment does not sound properly. even when Dual is turned off. the actual sound of the voice may be slightly different from note to note. (This may also sound like a “dual” layered sound of two voices. the rhythm cannot be heard.) When using the accompaniment with a sequencer. This is normal.” (Refer to the owner’s manual of your particular device and/or software for details. Check that nothing is connected to the PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the rear panel. pressing the footswitch cuts off the sound and releasing it sustains the sounds. If the Dual voice or Split voice is being used and a style or song is playing back at the same time. Not all of the voices seem to sound. set MIDI Echo (or the relevant control) to “off. noise is produced. When a set of headphones is plugged into this jack. To prevent this. The battery power is too low. The accompaniment of the style can only be heard when accompaniment is set to ON and keys are played in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. Make sure the Style mode is active before using the auto accompaniment. a popping sound is temporarily produced. The Pianist styles have no drums or bass — only piano accompaniment. The AWM tone generation method uses multiple recordings (samples) of an instrument across the range of the keyboard. Make sure that the Accompaniment Volume (page 46) is set to an appropriate level. Replace the batteries. The sound of the voices or rhythms seems unusual or strange.#135). Press the [STYLE] button to enable style operations. Make sure that the Split Point (page 49) is set to an appropriate value. Make sure that the footswitch plug is properly connected to the FOOT SWITCH jack before turning on the power. the keys in the right hand section are used only for entering the chord root and type.

“CLr Backup” will appear briefly on the display.Data Backup & Initialization ■ Data Backup • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Except for the data listed below. The data listed below are backed up — i.e. DGX-500 DGX-300 • All Registration Memory and User song data. CLr Backup 90 . will be erased and/or changed when the data initialization procedure is carried out. plus the other settings listed above. • User Song Data • Song Volume • Registration Memory Data • Registration Memory Bank Number • Metronome Volume • Touch On/Off • Tuning • Grade On/Off ■ Data Initialization • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • All data can be initialized and restored to the factory preset condition by turning on the power while holding the highest (rightmost) white key on the keyboard. retained in memory — as long as an AC adaptor is connected or a set of batteries is installed. all DGX-500/300 panel settings are reset to their initial settings whenever the power is turned on. • Carrying out the data initialization procedure will usually restore normal operation if the DGX-500/300 freezes or begins to act erratically for any reason.

MSB 043 044 045 046 047 048 000 000 000 000 000 000 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 061 062 063 064 000 000 000 000 065 066 067 068 069 070 071 072 073 074 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 075 076 077 078 079 080 000 000 000 000 000 000 081 082 083 084 085 086 000 000 000 000 000 000 MIDI Program Voice Name LSB Change# 112 034 Pick Bass 112 035 Fretless Bass 112 036 Slap Bass 112 038 Synth Bass 113 038 Hi-Q Bass 113 039 Dance Bass STRINGS 112 048 String Ensemble 112 049 Chamber Strings 112 050 Synth Strings 113 049 Slow Strings 112 044 Tremolo Strings 112 045 Pizzicato Strings 112 055 Orchestra Hit 112 040 Violin 112 042 Cello 112 043 Contrabass 112 105 Banjo 112 046 Harp CHOIR 112 052 Choir 113 052 Vocal Ensemble 112 053 Vox Humana 112 054 Air Choir SAXOPHONE 112 064 Soprano Sax 112 065 Alto Sax 117 066 Sweet Tenor 114 066 Breathy Tenor 112 066 Tenor Sax 112 067 Baritone Sax 112 068 Oboe 112 069 English Horn 112 070 Bassoon 112 071 Clarinet TRUMPET 112 056 Trumpet 112 059 Muted Trumpet 112 057 Trombone 113 057 Trombone Section 112 060 French Horn 112 058 Tuba BRASS 112 061 Brass Section 113 061 Big Band Brass 119 061 Mellow Horns 112 062 Synth Brass 113 062 Jump Brass 114 062 Techno Brass 91 . so when Auto Accompaniment is used the total number of available notes for playing on the keyboard is correspondingly reduced. Auto Accompaniment uses a number of the available notes. The same applies to the Split Voice and Song functions. Bank Select MSB LSB 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 113 112 112 112 112 113 112 008 009 010 011 012 013 000 000 000 000 000 000 114 112 112 113 114 112 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 118 112 113 112 116 112 114 118 119 114 112 113 112 027 028 029 030 000 000 000 000 113 112 113 112 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 112 112 113 112 113 112 117 112 112 112 041 042 000 000 112 112 MIDI Program Voice Name Change# PIANO 000 Live! Grand 000 Grand Piano 001 Bright Piano 003 Honky-tonk Piano 002 MIDI Grand Piano 002 CP 80 006 Harpsichord E. ● Panel Voice List Voice No.Voice List ■ Maximum Polyphony • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The DGX-500/300 has 32-note maximum polyphony. regardless of what functions are used. Use these program change numbers when playing the DGX-500/300 via MIDI from an external device. • Some voices may sound continuously or have a long decay after the notes have been released while the sustain pedal (footswitch) is held. PIANO 004 Galaxy EP 004 Funky Electric Piano 005 DX Modern Elec. This means that it can play a maximum of up to 32 notes at once. • The Voice List includes MIDI program change numbers for each voice. Piano 005 Hyper Tines 005 Venus Electric Piano 007 Clavi ORGAN 018 Cool! Organ 016 Jazz Organ 1 016 Jazz Organ 2 017 Click Organ 016 Bright Organ 018 Rock Organ 018 Purple Organ 016 16'+2' Organ 016 16'+4' Organ 016 Theater Organ 019 Church Organ 019 Chapel Organ 020 Reed Organ ACCORDION 021 Traditional Accordion 021 Musette Accordion 023 Bandoneon 022 Harmonica GUITAR 024 Classical Guitar 025 Folk Guitar 025 12Strings Guitar 026 Jazz Guitar 026 Octave Guitar 027 Clean Guitar 027 60’s Clean Guitar 028 Muted Guitar 029 Overdriven Guitar 030 Distortion Guitar BASS 032 Acoustic Bass 033 Finger Bass Bank Select Voice No.

Piano – – Acoustic Bass/Vibraphone Fretless Bass/Brass – – Section – – Analogon/Sawtooth Lead – – Slap Bass/Clavi Classical Guitar/Sweet – – Flute String Ensemble/Live! – – Grand – – Vox Humana/Choir DRUM KITS 000 000 Standard Kit 1 000 001 Standard Kit 2 000 008 Room Kit 000 016 Rock Kit 000 024 Electronic Kit 000 025 Analog Kit 000 027 Dance Kit 000 032 Jazz Kit 000 040 Brush Kit 000 048 Symphony Kit 000 000 SFX Kit 1 000 001 SFX Kit 2 LSB Bank Select Voice No. MSB 087 088 089 090 091 092 000 000 000 000 000 000 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 100 101 102 103 104 000 000 000 000 000 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 113 114 – – 115 – 116 – 117 – 118 119 – – 120 – 121 – 122 – 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 126 126 MIDI Program Voice Name Change# FLUTE 114 073 Sweet Flute 112 073 Flute 112 072 Piccolo 112 075 Pan Flute 112 074 Recorder 112 079 Ocarina SYNTH LEAD 112 080 Square Lead 112 081 Sawtooth Lead 112 085 Voice Lead 112 098 Star Dust 112 100 Brightness 115 081 Analogon 119 081 Fargo SYNTH PAD 112 088 Fantasia 113 100 Bell Pad 112 091 Xenon Pad 112 094 Equinox 113 089 Dark Moon PERCUSSION 112 011 Vibraphone 112 012 Marimba 112 013 Xylophone 112 114 Steel Drums 112 08 Celesta 112 014 Tubular Bells 112 047 Timpani 112 010 Music Box SPLIT – – Acoustic Bass/Live! Grand – – Finger Bass /Bright Piano Fretless Bass/DX Modern – – Elec. MSB LSB 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001 018 040 041 000 001 000 001 032 040 041 000 001 000 001 018 032 040 154 000 045 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 064 000 001 032 033 034 040 041 042 164 000 045 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001 025 035 000 001 027 064 065 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 064 000 001 045 000 001 064 097 098 000 000 096 MIDI Program Change# PIANO 000 000 000 000 000 001 001 002 002 002 002 002 003 003 004 004 004 004 004 Voice Name Grand Piano Grand Piano KSP Mellow Grand Piano Piano Strings Dream Bright Piano Bright Piano KSP Electric Grand Piano Electric Grand Piano KSP Detuned CP80 Layered CP 1 Layered CP 2 Honky-tonk Piano Honky-tonk Piano KSP Electric Piano 1 Electric Piano 1 KSP Mellow Electric Piano 1 Chorus Electric Piano 1 Hard Electric Piano Velocity Crossfade Electric 004 Piano 1 004 60’s Electric Piano 1 005 Electric Piano 2 005 Electric Piano 2 KSP 005 Chorus Electric Piano 2 005 DX Electric Piano Hard 005 DX Legend 005 DX Phase Electric Piano 005 DX + Analog Electric Piano 005 DX Koto Electric Piano Velocity Crossfade Electric 005 Piano 2 006 Harpsichord 006 Harpsichord KSP 006 Harpsichord 2 006 Harpsichord 3 007 Clavi 007 Clavi KSP 007 Clavi Wah 007 Pulse Clavi 007 Pierce Clavi CHROMATIC 008 Celesta 009 Glockenspiel 010 Music Box 010 Orgel 011 Vibraphone 011 Vibraphone KSP 011 Hard Vibraphone 012 Marimba 012 Marimba KSP 012 Sine Marimba 012 Balimba 012 Log Drums 013 Xylophone 014 Tubular Bells 014 Church Bells .Voice List ● XG Voice List 92 Bank Select Voice No.

Voice List Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 189 190 191 192 193 000 000 000 000 000 097 000 035 096 097 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 040 064 065 066 067 000 024 032 033 037 000 064 065 066 000 032 035 040 064 065 000 040 000 032 000 032 000 064 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 016 025 043 096 000 016 035 040 MIDI Program Change# 014 015 015 015 015 ORGAN 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 016 017 017 017 017 017 018 018 018 018 019 019 019 019 019 019 020 020 021 021 022 022 023 023 GUITAR 024 024 024 024 024 025 025 025 025 239 000 041 025 240 241 242 243 244 000 000 000 000 000 096 000 018 032 000 025 026 026 026 027 Voice Name Carillon Dulcimer Dulcimer 2 Cimbalom Santur DrawOrg Detuned DrawOrg 60’s DrawOrg 1 60’s DrawOrg 2 70’s DrawOrg 1 DrawOrg 2 60’s DrawOrg 3 Even Bar 16+2"2/3 Organ Bass 70’s DrawOrg 2 Cheezy Organ DrawOrg 3 Percussive Organ 70’s Percussive Organ Detuned Percussive Organ Light Organ Percussive Organ 2 Rock Organ Rotary Organ Slow Rotary Fast Rotary Church Organ Church Organ 3 Church Organ 2 Notre Dame Organ Flute Tremolo Organ Flute Reed Organ Puff Organ Accordion Accord It Hamonica Harmonica 2 Tango Accordion Tango Accordion 2 Nylon Guitar Nylon Guitar 2 Nylon Guitar 3 Velocity Guitar Harmonics Ukulele Steel Guitar Steel Guitar 2 12-string Guitar Nylon & Steel Guitar Steel Guitar with Body Sound Mandolin Jazz Guitar Mellow Guitar Jazz Amp Clean Guitar Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 032 000 040 041 043 045 000 043 000 040 041 000 065 066 259 260 000 000 000 040 MIDI Program Change# 027 028 028 028 028 028 029 029 030 030 030 031 031 031 BASS 032 032 261 000 045 032 262 263 264 000 000 000 000 018 027 033 033 033 265 000 040 033 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 043 045 065 000 028 000 032 033 034 096 097 000 027 032 000 043 000 018 020 024 035 040 064 065 066 096 000 006 012 018 019 032 040 041 064 033 033 033 034 034 035 035 035 035 035 035 036 036 036 037 037 038 038 038 038 038 038 038 038 038 038 039 039 039 039 039 039 039 039 039 Voice Name Chorus Guitar Muted Guitar Funk Guitar 1 Muted Steel Guitar Funk Guitar 2 Jazz Man Overdriven Guitar Guitar Pinch Distortion Guitar Feedback Guitar Feedback Guitar 2 Guitar Harmonics Guitar Feedback Guitar Harmonics 2 Acoustic Bass Jazz Rhythm Velocity Crossfade Upright Bass Finger Bass Finger Dark Flange Bass Bass & Distorted Electric Guitar Finger Slap Bass Finger Bass 2 Modulated Bass Pick Bass Muted Pick Bass Fretless Bass Fretless Bass 2 Fretless Bass 3 Fretless Bass 4 Synth Fretless Smooth Fretless Slap Bass 1 Resonant Slap Punch Thumb Bass Slap Bass 2 Velocity Switch Slap Synth Bass 1 Synth Bass 1 Dark Fast Resonant Bass Acid Bass Clavi Bass Techno Synth Bass Orbiter Square Bass Rubber Bass Hammer Synth Bass 2 Mellow Synth Bass Sequenced Bass Click Synth Bass Synth Bass 2 Dark Smooth Synth Bass Modular Synth Bass DX Bass X Wire Bass 93 .

Voice List 94 Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 008 000 000 000 000 008 040 000 000 040 000 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 003 008 024 035 040 041 042 045 000 003 008 040 041 064 65 000 027 064 065 000 000 003 016 032 040 000 000 040 041 064 000 035 064 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 016 017 032 000 018 000 016 000 000 MIDI Program Voice Name Change# STRING 040 Violin 040 Slow Violin 041 Viola 042 Cello 043 Contrabass 044 Tremolo Strings 044 Slow Tremolo Strings 044 Suspense Strings 045 Pizzicato Strings 046 Orchestral Harp 046 Yang Chin 047 Timpani ENSEMBLE 048 Strings 1 048 Stereo Strings 048 Slow Strings 048 Arco Strings 048 60’s Strings 048 Orchestra 048 Orchestra 2 048 Tremolo Orchestra 048 Velocity Strings 049 Strings 2 049 Stereo Slow Strings 049 Legato Strings 049 Warm Strings 049 Kingdom 049 70’s Strings 049 String Ensemble 3 050 Synth Strings 1 050 Resonant Strings 050 Synth Strings 4 050 Synth Strings 5 051 Synth Strings 2 052 Choir Aahs 052 Stereo Choir 052 Choir Aahs 2 052 Mellow Choir 052 Choir Strings 053 Voice Oohs 054 Synth Voice 054 Synth Voice 2 054 Choral 054 Analog Voice 055 Orchestra Hit 055 Orchestra Hit 2 055 Impact BRASS 056 Trumpet 056 Trumpet 2 056 Bright Trumpet 056 Warm Trumpet 057 Trombone 057 Trombone 2 058 Tuba 058 Tuba 2 059 Muted Trumpet 060 French Horn Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 357 358 359 360 000 000 000 000 006 032 037 000 MIDI Program Change# 060 060 060 061 361 000 035 061 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 040 041 042 000 012 020 024 027 032 045 064 000 018 040 041 045 064 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 040 043 000 040 041 064 000 000 000 000 000 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 006 008 018 019 064 065 066 000 006 008 018 019 Voice Name French Horn Solo French Horn 2 Horn Orchestra Brass Section Trumpet & Trombone Section Brass Section 2 High Brass Mellow Brass Synth Brass 1 Quack Brass Resonant Synth Brass Poly Brass Synth Brass 3 Jump Brass Analog Velocity Brass 1 Analog Brass 1 Synth Brass 2 Soft Brass Synth Brass 4 Choir Brass Analog Velocity Brass 2 Analog Brass 2 061 061 061 062 062 062 062 062 062 062 062 063 063 063 063 063 063 REED 064 Soprano Sax 065 Alto Sax 065 Sax Section 065 Hyper Alto Sax 066 Tenor Sax 066 Breathy Tenor Sax 066 Soft Tenor Sax 066 Tenor Sax 2 067 Baritone Sax 068 Oboe 069 English Horn 070 Bassoon 071 Clarinet PIPE 072 Piccolo 073 Flute 074 Recorder 075 Pan Flute 076 Blown Bottle 077 Shakuhachi 078 Whistle 079 Ocarina SYNTH LEAD 080 Square Lead 080 Square Lead 2 080 LM Square 080 Hollow 080 Shroud 080 Mellow 080 Solo Sine 080 Sine Lead 081 Sawtooth Lead 081 Sawtooth Lead 2 081 Thick Sawtooth 081 Dynamic Sawtooth 081 Digital Sawtooth .

Voice List Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 027 064 000 012 014 018 035 040 041 042 064 065 066 067 068 069 070 071 072 000 018 019 040 064 065 066 067 000 064 096 000 064 065 066 067 068 070 071 096 000 008 014 064 065 066 067 068 069 000 064 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 032 035 096 097 000 028 096 097 MIDI Program Change# 097 097 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 098 099 099 099 099 099 099 099 099 100 100 100 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 103 103 WORLD 104 104 104 104 104 105 105 105 105 Voice Name Prologue Ancestral Crystal Synth Drum Comp Popcorn Tiny Bells Round Glockenspiel Glockenspiel Chimes Clear Bells Chorus Bells Synth Mallet Soft Crystal Loud Glockenspiel Christmas Bells Vibraphone Bells Digital Bells Air Bells Bell Harp Gamelimba Atmosphere Warm Atmosphere Hollow Release Nylon Electric Piano Nylon Harp Harp Vox Atmosphere Pad Planet Brightness Fantasy Bells Smokey Goblins Goblins Synth Creeper Ring Pad Ritual To Heaven Night Glisten Bell Choir Echoes Echoes 2 Echo Pan Echo Bells Big Pan Synth Piano Creation Star Dust Resonant & Panning Sci-Fi Starz Sitar Detuned Sitar Sitar 2 Tambra Tamboura Banjo Muted Banjo Rabab Gopichant 95 . Lead 045 081 Velocity Lead 096 081 Sequenced Analog 000 082 Calliope Lead 065 082 Pure Pad 000 083 Chiff Lead 064 083 Rubby 000 084 Charang Lead 064 084 Distorted Lead 065 084 Wire Lead 000 085 Voice Lead 024 085 Synth Aahs 064 085 Vox Lead 000 086 Fifths Lead 035 086 Big Five 000 087 Bass & Lead 016 087 Big & Low 064 087 Fat & Perky 065 087 Soft Whirl SYNTH PAD 000 088 New Age Pad 064 088 Fantasy 000 089 Warm Pad 016 089 Thick Pad 017 089 Soft Pad 018 089 Sine Pad 064 089 Horn Pad 065 089 Rotary Strings 000 090 Poly Synth Pad 064 090 Poly Pad 80 065 090 Click Pad 066 090 Analog Pad 067 090 Square Pad 000 091 Choir Pad 064 091 Heaven 066 091 Itopia 067 091 CC Pad 000 092 Bowed Pad 064 092 Glacier 065 092 Glass Pad 000 093 Metallic Pad 064 093 Tine Pad 065 093 Pan Pad 000 094 Halo Pad 000 095 Sweep Pad 020 095 Shwimmer 027 095 Converge 064 095 Polar Pad 066 095 Celestial SYNTH EFFECTS 000 096 Rain 045 096 Clavi Pad 064 096 Harmo Rain 065 096 African Wind 066 096 Carib 000 097 Sound Track Bank Select Voice No. MSB 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 465 466 467 468 469 470 000 000 000 000 000 000 MIDI Program Voice Name LSB Change# 020 081 Big Lead 024 081 Heavy Synth 025 081 Waspy Synth 040 081 Pulse Sawtooth 041 081 Dr.

MSB 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 MIDI Program Voice Name LSB Change# 098 105 Oud 000 106 Shamisen 000 107 Koto 096 107 Taisho-kin 097 107 Kanoon 000 108 Kalimba 000 109 Bagpipe 000 110 Fiddle 000 111 Shanai 064 111 Shanai 2 096 111 Pungi 097 111 Hichiriki PERCUSSIVE 000 112 Tinkle Bell 096 112 Bonang 097 112 Altair 098 112 Gamelan Gongs 099 112 Stereo Gamelan Gongs 100 112 Rama Cymbal 101 112 Asian Bells 000 113 Agogo 000 114 Steel Drums 097 114 Glass Percussion 098 114 Thai Bells 000 115 Woodblock 096 115 Castanets 000 116 Taiko Drum 096 116 Gran Cassa 000 117 Melodic Tom 064 117 Melodic Tom 2 065 117 Real Tom 066 117 Rock Tom 000 118 Synth Drum 064 118 Analog Tom 065 118 Electronic Percussion 000 119 Reverse Cymbal SOUND EFFECTS 000 120 Fret Noise 000 121 Breath Noise 000 122 Seashore 000 123 Bird Tweet 000 124 Telephone Ring 000 125 Helicopter 000 126 Applause 000 127 Gunshot 000 000 Cutting Noise 000 001 Cutting Noise 2 000 003 String Slap 000 016 Flute Key Click 000 032 Shower 000 033 Thunder 000 034 Wind 000 035 Stream 000 036 Bubble 000 037 Feed 000 048 Dog 000 049 Horse 000 050 Bird Tweet 2 000 054 Ghost Bank Select Voice No. MSB LSB 615 616 617 618 619 000 000 000 000 000 123 123 123 123 123 MIDI Program Change# DJ 118 119 120 121 122 Voice Name DJ Set 1 DJ Set 2 DJ Set 3 DJ Set 4 DJ Set 5 . MSB LSB 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 064 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 MIDI Program Change# 055 064 065 066 067 068 069 070 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 096 097 098 099 100 112 113 114 115 Voice Name Maou Phone Call Door Squeak Door Slam Scratch Cut Scratch Split Wind Chime Telephone Ring 2 Car Engine Ignition Car Tires Squeal Car Passing Car Crash Siren Train Jet Plane Starship Burst Roller Coaster Submarine Laugh Scream Punch Heartbeat Footsteps Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion Firework ● DJ Voice List Bank Select Voice No.Voice List 96 Bank Select Voice No.

Voice List ● DJ Voice List Voice No. MSB/LSB/PC Note No. Note 036 C 1 037 C# 1 038 D 1 039 D# 1 040 E 1 041 F 1 042 F# 1 043 G 1 044 G# 1 045 A 1 046 A# 1 047 B 1 048 C 2 049 C# 2 050 D 2 051 D# 2 052 E 2 053 F 2 054 F# 2 055 G 2 056 G# 2 057 A 2 058 A# 2 059 B 2 060 C 3 061 C# 3 062 D 3 063 D# 3 064 E 3 065 F 3 066 F# 3 067 G 3 068 G# 3 069 A 3 070 A# 3 071 B 3 072 C 4 073 C# 4 074 D 4 075 D# 4 076 E 4 077 F 4 078 F# 4 079 G 4 080 G# 4 081 A 4 082 A# 4 083 B 4 084 C 5 085 C# 5 086 D 5 087 D# 5 088 E 5 089 F 5 090 F# 5 091 G 5 092 G# 5 093 A 5 094 A# 5 095 B 5 096 C 6 615 0/123/118 DJ Set 1 BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare 1 Hand Clap Analog Snare 2 Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine 616 0/123/119 DJ Set 2 Bass Drum Soft Side Stick Snare M Hand Clap Snare H Hard Floor Tom L Hi-Hat Closed Floor Tom H Hi-Hat Pedal Low Tom Hi-Hat Open Mid Tom L Mid Tom H Crash Cymbal 1 High Tom Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine 617 0/123/120 DJ Set 3 BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare 1 Hand Clap Analog Snare 2 Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine 618 0/123/121 DJ Set 4 BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare 1 Hand Clap Analog Snare 2 Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine 619 0/123/122 DJ Set 5 BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare 1 Hand Clap Analog Snare 2 Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine Ohh2 FX01 ORCH signal Go FX02 Onemoretime Onemoretime Uhh-Hit Huea Joo Reverse Huihu FXTBrs Huea GetUp Ohh1 Go Scratch 1 Scratch 2 Scratch 3 Scratch 4 Scratch 5 Go Ohh2 Heau FX02 Huihu GetUp Reverse signal Scratch 1 Scratch 2 Scratch 3 Scratch 4 Scratch 5 GetUp signal Joo FXTBrs Go Huihu FX01 ComeOn Scratch 1 Scratch 2 Scratch 3 Scratch 4 Scratch 5 Huihu Joo ComeOn Onemoretime Go GetUp Huea Ohh2 Scratch 1 Scratch 2 Scratch 3 Scratch 4 Scratch 5 GetUp Reverse Joo FX01 Ohh1 Ohh2 Onemoretime ComeOn Scratch 1 Scratch 2 Scratch 3 Scratch 4 Scratch 5 97 .

Style Name 095 Tango 001 8BeatModern 048 BigBandFast 096 Pasodoble 002 60’sGtrPop 049 BigBandMid 097 Samba 003 8BeatAdria 050 BigBandBallad 098 ChaChaCha 004 60’s8Beat 051 BigBandShfl 099 Rumba 005 8Beat 052 JazzClub 100 006 OffBeat 053 Swing1 007 60’sRock 054 Swing2 101 USMarch 008 HardRock 055 Five/Four 102 6/8March 009 RockShuffle 056 JazzBallad 103 GermanMarch 010 8BeatRock 057 Dixieland 104 PolkaPop 16 BEAT 058 Ragtime 105 OberPolka 011 16Beat 059 AfroCuban 106 Tarantella 012 PopShuffle1 060 Charleston 107 Showtune 013 PopShuffle2 108 ChristmasSwing 014 GuitarPop 061 Soul 109 ChristmasWaltz 015 16BtUptempo 062 DetroitPop1 110 ScottishReel 016 KoolShuffle 063 60’sRock&Roll 111 Hawaiian 017 JazzRock 064 6/8Soul 018 HipHopLight 065 CrocoTwist 112 GuitarSerenade BALLAD 066 Rock&Roll 113 SwingWaltz 019 PianoBallad 067 DetroitPop2 114 JazzWaltz1 020 LoveSong 068 BoogieWoogie 115 JazzWaltz2 021 6/8ModernEP 069 ComboBoogie 116 CountryWaltz 022 6/8SlowRock 070 6/8Blues 117 OberWalzer 023 OrganBallad 118 Musette 024 PopBallad 071 Country8Beat 025 16BeatBallad1 072 CountryPop 119 DJ-HipHop 026 16BeatBallad2 073 CountrySwing 120 DJ-DanceSwing 074 Country2/4 121 DJ-House DANCE R&B COUNTRY Jive TRADITIONAL WALTZ DJ 027 EuroTrance 075 CowboyBoogie 122 DJ-GarageHouse 028 Ibiza 076 CountryShuffle 123 DJ-PopR&B 029 HouseMusik 077 Bluegrass 030 SwingHouse 124 Stride 031 TechnoPolis 078 BrazilianSamba 125 PianoSwing 032 Clubdance 079 BossaNova 126 PianoRag 033 ClubLatin 080 PopBossa 127 Arpeggio 034 Garage1 081 Tijuana 128 Musical 035 Garage2 082 DiscoLatin 129 Habanera 036 TechnoParty 083 Mambo 130 SlowRock 037 UKPop 084 Salsa 131 8BeatPianoBallad 038 HipHopGroove 085 Beguine 132 PianoMarch 039 HipShuffle 086 GypsyRumba 133 6/8PianoMarch 040 HipHopPop 087 RmbFlamenca 134 PianoWaltz 088 RumbaIsland 135 PianoBeguine 089 Reggae DISCO 98 Style Name SWING & JAZZ LATIN 041 70’sDisco1 042 70’sDisco2 043 LatinDisco 090 VienneseWaltz 044 DiscoPhilly 091 EnglishWaltz 045 SaturdayNight 092 Slowfox 046 DiscoChocolate 093 Foxtrot 047 DiscoHands 094 Quickstep BALLROOM PIANIST .Style List Serial No. 8 BEAT Serial No. Style Name Serial No.

001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 070 071 MDB Name POP HITS AlvFever Croco Rk DayPdise EasySday GoMyWay HowDeep! HurryLuv I’m Torn Imagine ISurvive JustCall JustWay NikitTrp ProudGtr SailngSx Sept.Pop SultanSw SweetLrd ThnkMsic TitanicH WatchGrl WhatALoo WhitePle YestDGtr SWING & JAZZ Alex Rag Blue Set DayOfW&R HighMoon MistySax MoonLit New York PanthrSw PatrolBr PatrolSx PetiteCl RedRoses SaintMch SatinWd SaxMood SF Heart ShearJz Showbiz SplnkyTb SunnySde TstHoney TwoFoot5 WhatsNew Wild Cat WondrLnd EASY LISTENING BlackFst CaliBlue CiaoCpri Close2U DAmorStr DolanesM ElCondor Entrtain Frippers LuckySax LuvStory MyPrince OSoleMio PalomaGt PuppetBr Raindrop RedMouln R’ticGtr Schiwago ShadowGt SingRain SmallWld MDB No.Flt OnMyMnd OverRbow Red Lady ReleseMe SavingLv Shore Cl SierraMd SilverMn SmokyEye SndOfSil TblWater WhisprSx ROCK & FUSION DavAgain JumpRock OyComCha PickUpPc RdRiverR SatsfyGt Sheriff SmokeWtr TwistAgn VenusPop RHYTHM & BLUES AmazingG BoogiePf Clock Rk CU later HappyDay JohnnyB MercyBrs RisingSn S Preems SuperStv Yeh Orgn HIP HOP HOUSE 2 of US B Leave Back St FunkyTwn KillSoft MiamiTrn Nine PM SharpRap SingBack StrandD MDB No. 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 079 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 MDB Name SpkSoft SpnishEy StrangeN TieRibbn TimeGoes WhteXmas WishStar WondrWld ROMANTIC BALLADS AdelineB ArgenCry BeautBdy Bl Bayou CatMemry CavaSolo E Weiss ElvGhett Feeling Fly Away Fnl Date GreenSlv GtCncert HrdToSay LonlyPan MBoxDnce Mn Rivr Norw. 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 MDB Name LATIN NIGHTS BambaBrs BambaFlt BeHappy! CopaLola DayNight Ipanema MarinaAc MuchoTrb SmoothLt SunOfLif Sunshine Tico Org TrbWave COUNTRY & WESTERN BlownWnd Bonanza BoxerGtr CntryRds GreenGrs Jambala LondonSt LooseEL TopWorld YlwRose DISCO & PARTY AlhHwaii Babylon Barbados BirdySyn FestaMex HandsPty LuvTheme ModrnTlk NxtAlice PalomaFl PubPiano Tijuana Why MCA? BALLROOM BrazilBr CherryBr CherryOr DanubeWv MantoStr SandmnFx SundyNvr TangoPiz Tea4Two TulipWtz YesSirQk TRADITIONAL AlpenTri Balalaik Ceilidh CielPari Cl Polka Comrades Funiculi HappyPlk Herzlin HornPipe JinglBel Kufstein MexiHat MickyFlt NavyAway RlBarrel SnowWtz StarMrch WashPost WdCuttrs XmasWalz 99 .Music Database List MDB No.

• Each percussion voice uses one note. the “Seq Click H” (Note# 36/Note C1) corresponds to (Note# 24/Note C0). • Key Off: Keys marked “O” stop sounding the instant they are released.) Voice No. • Voices with the same Alternate Note Number (*1 … 4) cannot be played simultaneously. • The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than keyboard Note # and Note.Drum Kit List • “ ” indicates that the drum sound is the same as “Standard Kit 1”. (They are designed to be played alternately with each other. MSB/LSB/PC MIDI Key Keyboard Note# C#0 D0 E0 F0 D#0 F#0 G0 G#0 A0 B0 C1 A#0 C#1 D1 E1 F1 D#1 F#1 G1 G#1 A1 B1 C2 A#1 C#2 D2 E2 F2 D#2 F#2 G2 G#2 A2 B2 C3 A#2 C#3 D3 E3 F3 D#3 F#3 G3 G#3 A3 B3 C4 A#3 C#4 D4 E4 F4 D#4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 B4 C5 A#4 C#5 D5 E5 F5 D#5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5 B5 C6 A#5 C#6 D6 E6 F6 G6 100 D#6 F#6 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 Note C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G Note# 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 Note C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Off 123 127/000/000 124 127/000/001 125 127/000/008 126 127/000/16 127 127/000/24 128 127/000/25 Alternate assign Standard Kit 1 Standard Kit 2 Room Kit Rock Kit Electronic Kit Analog Kit 3 3 Surdo Mute Surdo Open Hi Q Whip Slap Scratch Push Scratch Pull Finger Snap Click Noise Metronome Click Metronome Bell Seq Click L Seq Click H Brush Tap Brush Swirl Brush Slap Brush Tap Swirl Snare Roll Castanet Snare H Soft Sticks Bass Drum Soft Open Rim Shot Bass Drum Hard Bass Drum Side Stick Snare M Hand Clap Snare H Hard Floor Tom L Hi-Hat Closed Floor Tom H Hi-Hat Pedal Low Tom Hi-Hat Open Mid Tom L Mid Tom H Crash Cymbal 1 High Tom Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine Splash Cymbal Cowbell Crash Cymbal 2 Vibraslap Ride Cymbal 2 Bongo H Bongo L Conga H Mute Conga H Open Conga L Timbale H Timbale L Agogo H Agogo L Cabasa Maracas Samba Whistle H Samba Whistle L Guiro Short Guiro Long Claves Wood Block H Wood Block L Cuica Mute Cuica Open Triangle Mute Triangle Open Shaker Jingle Bell Bell Tree Reverse Cymbal Reverse Cymbal Hi Q 2 Snare L Hi Q 2 SD Rock H Bass Drum H Bass Drum H Bass Drum H BD Rock BD Rock BD Gate BD Analog L BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare 1 4 4 O O O 1 1 1 O O O 2 2 Snare H Soft 2 SD Rock H Open Rim Shot 2 Bass Drum 2 Snare M 2 SD Room L SD Rock L SD Rock L Snare H Hard 2 SD Room H Room Tom 1 SD Rock Rim Rock Tom 1 SD Rock H E Tom 1 Room Tom 2 Rock Tom 2 E Tom 2 Room Tom 3 Rock Tom 3 E Tom 3 Room Tom 4 Room Tom 5 Rock Tom 4 Rock Tom 5 E Tom 4 E Tom 5 Room Tom 6 Rock Tom 6 E Tom 6 Analog Snare 2 Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 Analog Cowbell Analog Conga H Analog Conga M Analog Conga L Analog Maracas Analog Claves Scratch Push Scratch Pull Scratch Push Scratch Pull . For example. in “123: Standard Kit 1”.

L Brush Tom 6 Jazz Tom 6 Hand Cym.Short L Jazz Tom 6 Cutting Noise Phone Call Cutting Noise 2 Door Squeak Door Slam String Slap Scratch Cut Scratch Wind Chime Telephone Ring 2 Flute Key Click Car Engine Ignition Car Tires Squeal Car Passing Car Crash Siren Train Jet Plane Starship Burst Roller Coaster Submarine Shower Thunder Wind Stream Bubble Feed Laugh Scream Punch Heartbeat FootSteps Dog Horse Bird Tweet 2 Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion Firework Analog Cowbell Hand Cym.Drum Kit List Voice No. H Hand Cym.Short H Analog Conga H Analog Conga M Analog Conga L Analog Maracas Analog Claves Scratch Push Scratch Pull Ghost Maou 101 . MSB/LSB/PC MIDI Key Keyboard Note# C#0 D0 E0 F0 D#0 F#0 G0 G#0 A0 B0 C1 A#0 C#1 D1 E1 F1 D#1 F#1 G1 G#1 A1 B1 C2 A#1 C#2 D2 E2 F2 D#2 F#2 G2 G#2 A2 B2 C3 A#2 C#3 D3 E3 F3 D#3 F#3 G3 G#3 A3 B3 C4 A#3 C#4 D4 E4 F4 D#4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 B4 C5 A#4 C#5 D5 E5 F5 D#5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5 B5 C6 A#5 C#6 D6 E6 F6 G6 D#6 F#6 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 Note C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G Note# 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 Note C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Off 123 127/000/000 129 127/000/27 130 127/000/32 131 127/000/40 132 127/000/48 133 126/000/000 134 126/000/001 Alternate assign Standard Kit 1 Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 3 3 Surdo Mute Surdo Open Hi Q Whip Slap Scratch Push Scratch Pull Finger Snap Click Noise Metronome Click Metronome Bell Seq Click L Seq Click H Brush Tap Brush Swirl Brush Slap Brush Tap Swirl Snare Roll Castanet Snare H Soft Sticks Bass Drum Soft Open Rim Shot Bass Drum Hard Bass Drum Side Stick Snare M Hand Clap Snare H Hard Floor Tom L Hi-Hat Closed Floor Tom H Hi-Hat Pedal Low Tom Hi-Hat Open Mid Tom L Mid Tom H Crash Cymbal 1 High Tom Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine Splash Cymbal Cowbell Crash Cymbal 2 Vibraslap Ride Cymbal 2 Bongo H Bongo L Conga H Mute Conga H Open Conga L Timbale H Timbale L Agogo H Agogo L Cabasa Maracas Samba Whistle H Samba Whistle L Guiro Short Guiro Long Claves Wood Block H Wood Block L Cuica Mute Cuica Open Triangle Mute Triangle Open Shaker Jingle Bell Bell Tree 4 4 O O O 1 1 1 O O O 2 2 Reverse Cymbal Hi Q 2 AnSD Snappy AnBD Dance-1 AnSD OpenRim AnBD Dance-2 AnBD Dance-3 Analog Side Stick AnSD Q AnSD Ana+Acoustic Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 3 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 4 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open 2 Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Analog Cymbal Analog Tom 6 SD Jazz H Light Brush Slap L Bass Drum L BD Jazz BD Jazz Gran Cassa Gran Cassa Mute SD Jazz L Brush Slap Marching Sn M SD Jazz M Jazz Tom 1 Brush Tap Marching Sn H Brush Tom 1 Jazz Tom 1 Jazz Tom 2 Brush Tom 2 Jazz Tom 2 Jazz Tom 3 Brush Tom 3 Jazz Tom 3 Jazz Tom 4 Jazz Tom 5 Brush Tom 4 Jazz Tom 4 Brush Tom 5 Jazz Tom 5 Hand Cym.

v=1-127 o 9nH.127 : True voice ************** 0 .97 100.127 ************** o o o Aux o x x x o x Mode 1 : OMNI ON .MONO Mode 4 : OMNI OFF.101 : True # System Exclusive Common : Song Pos.0 Recognized Remarks Function.93.v=0 or 8nH After Touch Key's Ch's x x x x x o Pitch Bend Control Change Prog Change 0. Basic Channel Default Changed 1 .127 Velocity Note ON Note OFF o 9nH.MONO o : Yes x : No .MSB o 0 .v=0 o 9nH. : Tune o x o x o o x o x x x x x o x x *2 *2 *2 *2 *2 *2 *2 *2 *2 o 0 .32 1 6 38 7 10 11 64 71 72 73 74 84 91.MIDI Implementation Chart YAMAHA Model [ Portable Grand™ ] DGX-500.v=1-127 o 9nH.126.DGX-300 MIDI Implementation Chart Transmitted Date:12-MAR-2002 Version : 1.16 x Mode Default Messages Altered 3 x ************** 3 x x Note Number 0 .127 *3 x x x System : Clock Real Time: Commands :All Sound OFF :Reset All Cntrls :Local ON/OFF :All Notes OFF Mes.16 x 1 .. POLY o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Bank Select Modulation wheel Data Entry Data Entry Part Volume Pan Expression Sustain Harmonic Content Release Time Attack Time Brightness Portamento Cntrl Effect Depth RPN Inc. : Song Sel..Dec RPN LSB.127) o(121) o(122) *5 o(123-125) o x Mode 2 : OMNI ON . POLY Mode 3 : OMNI OFF.127 0 .94 96.:Active Sense sages:Reset 102 *1 o *3 x x x *4 o o *4 o(120.

1nH. 7EH. mmH. <Chorus Type> F0H. 01H. 7A. (Values for “ll” are ignored. 1nH. llH. 01H.When the clock is set to External. the MIDI messages listed below do affect the panel voices. mm. *5 Local ON/OFF <Local ON> Bn. • The default value of “mm” and “ll” are 08H and 00H. 01H. 103 . *3 Exclusive <GM System ON> F0H. an FCH message is transmitted. 4CH. 1nH. respectively. 00 Value for “n” is ignored. 27H. F7H • mm : Chorus Type MSB • ll : Chorus Type LSB Refer to the Effect Map (page 104) for details.MIDI Implementation Chart NOTE: *1 By default (factory settings) the DGX-500/300 ordinarily functions as a 16channel multi-timbral tone generator. an FAH message is transmitted. 43H. 02H. <DRY Level> F0H. and songs. Chorus Type. • MIDI Master Tuning • System exclusive messages for changing the Reverb Type. <DSP Type> F0H. When accompaniment is stopped. 7A. mm. ll. 02H. with the exception of MIDI Master Tuning. 00H. F7H • mm : Reverb Type MSB • ll : Reverb Type LSB Refer to the Effect Map (page 104) for details. both FAH (accompaniment start) and FCH (accompaniment stop) are recognized. F7H • This message simultaneously changes the tuning value of all channels. 0mH. 1nH. 1nH. 40H. they may be transmitted when playing the accompaniment. 7FH. 43H. 4CH. llH. 43H. 00H. *2 Messages for these control change numbers cannot be transmitted from the DGX-500/300 itself. mmH. 00H. song or using the Harmony effect. 30H. ll. However.) <MIDI Master Tuning> F0H. 43H. 01H. cc. However. F7H • This message allows the volume of all channels to be changed simultaneously (Universal System Exclusive). 7F <Local OFF> Bn. 01H. 4CH. F7H • mm : DSP Type MSB • ll : DSP Type LSB Refer to the Effect Map (page 104) for details. 11H. F7H • This message automatically restores all default settings for the instrument. Any values can be used for “n” and “cc. 02H. • The values of “mm” is used for MIDI Master Tuning. 20H. F7H • ll : Dry Level • 0m : Channel Number *4 When the accompaniment is started. <MIDI Master Volume> F0H. auto accompaniment. 4CH. llH. llH. • The values of “mm” and “ll” are used for MIDI Master Tuning. 7FH. mmH. 43H. 04H. 7FH. 08H. and incoming data does not affect the panel voices or panel settings. and DSP Type.” <Reverb Type> F0H. 09H.

MIDI Implementation Chart
■Effect map
* If the received value does not contain an effect type in the TYPE LSB, the LSB will be directed to TYPE 0.
* The numbers in parentheses in front of the Effect Type names correspond to the number indicated in the display.
* By using an external sequencer, which is capable of editing and transmitting the system exclusive messages and parameter changes, you can select the Reverb, Chorus and DSP effect types which are not accessible from the DGX-500/300
panel itself. When one of the effects is selected by the external sequencer, “ - ” will be shown on the display.

● REVERB
TYPE
MSB

00
000
No Effect
001
(1)Hall1
002
Room
003
Stage
004
Plate
005...127 No Effect

01

02

08

TYPE LSB
16

(5)Stage1
(7)Plate1

17

18

(2)Hall2
(3)Room1
(6)Stage2
(8)Plate2

19

20

(4)Room2

● CHORUS
TYPE
MSB

00
000...064 No Effect
065
Chorus
066
Celeste
067
Flanger
068...127 No Effect

01

02

08

TYPE LSB
16

17

18

19

20

18

19

20

Chorus2
Flanger1

Chorus1
Flanger2

● DSP
TYPE LSB
00
01
02
08
16
000
No Effect
001
(1)Hall1
002
Room
003
Stage
(5)Stage1
004
Plate
(7)Plate1
005
Delay L,C,R
(26)Delay L,C,R
006
(27)Delay L,R
007
(28)Echo
008
(29)Cross Delay
009
(9)Early Reflection1 (10)Early Reflection2
010
(11)Gate Reverb
011
(12)Reverse Gate
012...019 No Effect
020
(30)Karaoke
021...064 No Effect
065
Chorus
(14)Chorus2
066
Celeste
(15)Flanger1
067
Flanger
068
Symphonic
(17)Symphonic
069
Rotary Speaker
(19)Rotary Speaker1
070
Tremolo
(21)Tremolo1
071
Auto Pan
(24)Auto Pan
072
(18)Phaser
073
Distortion
074
(33)Overdrive
(34)Amp Simulation
(31)Distortion Hard
075
076
(37)3Band EQ
(35)EQ Disco
077
(38)2Band EQ
078
Auto Wah
(25)Auto Wah
079...127 No Effect
TYPE
MSB

104

17
(2)Hall2
(3)Room1
(6)Stage2
(8)Plate2

(4)Room2

(13)Chorus1
(16)Flanger2

(20)Rotary Speaker2 (22)Tremolo2 (23)Guitar Tremolo

(32)Distortion Soft
(36)EQ Telephone

Keyboard Stand Assembly (DGX-500 only)
Have a phillips-head (+) screwdriver ready.
• Be careful not to confuse parts, and be sure to install all parts in the
correct direction. Please assemble in accordance with the sequence
given below.
• Assembly should be carried out by at least two persons.
• Be sure to use the correct screw size, as indicated above. Use of
incorrect screws can cause damage.

The parts shown in the “Assembly Parts” illustration will
be used. Follow the assembly instructions and select
the parts as needed.

• Be sure to tighten all screws upon completing assembly of each unit.
• To disassemble, reverse the assembly sequence given below.

■ Assembly Parts (DGX-500 only)
Side boards

Back board

Stand bases

1

q 6 x 70 mm round head screws (4 pcs.)

r 6 x 30 mm round head screws (4 pcs.)

w Joint connectors (4 pcs.)

t 5 x 16 mm round head screws (4 pcs.)

e 3.5 x 16 mm tapping screws (12 pcs.)

y Angle brackets (4 pcs.)

Z Attach the stand bases.
w Joint connectors

Making sure that the boards are facing the proper direction (the holes should face inside), insert the joint connectors w into the holes as shown. The joint connectors have
been installed properly if you can see a plus mark on the
connector.
Attach the stand bases to the rear of the side boards,
using the 6 x 70 mm round head screws q.

q 6 x 70 mm round head screws

105

X Attach the angle brackets.

2

Attach the angle brackets y to the side boards using
the 3.5 x 16 mm tapping screws e.
y Angle brackets

e 3.5 x 16 mm tapping screws

C Attach the back board.

3

Attach the back board, using the 6 x 30 mm round head
screws r.

r 6 x 30 mm round head screws

106

• Be careful not to drop the back board or touch the sharp metal
fittings.

Slowly move the keyboard so that the holes on the bottom of the keyboard are properly aligned with the holes on the angle brackets. if the keyboard makes a creaking noise or seems unsteady when you play it. check the following points: • Are there any parts left over? ➔ If so. using the 5 x 16 mm round head screws t. move the instrument to an appropriate location. • Does the instrument make a rattling noise when you play it or move it? ➔ If so. • Also. 5 Fix the keyboard to the angle brackets.V Put the keyboard on the stand. t 5 x 16 mm round head screws 107 . 4 Carefully place the keyboard on the side boards. properly tighten all screws. ■ Post-assembly checklist Once you’ve assembled the stand. refer carefully to the assembly instructions and diagrams and retighten all screws. • Be careful not to drop the keyboard or to get your fingers caught between the keyboard and the stand parts. B Install the keyboard to the stand. • Is the instrument clear of doors and other movable fixtures? ➔ If not. read the assembly instructions again and correct any errors you might have made.

.. 1 oz.) • DGX-300 .... ..D. DUAL.Specifications Keyboards Auxiliary jacks • DGX-500. equipment or options may not be the same in every locale... DEMO... [+](YES)....) Supplied Accessories • DGX-500 .... R).. START/STOP. 2. TEMPO/TAP Power Supply • Adaptor : Yamaha PA-5D or PA-5C AC power adaptor • Batteries : Six “D” size...... FC5 : LG-100 * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only.. VOICE.. SYNC STOP......... FOOT SWITCH Amplifier • 6... METRONOME. [0]-[9]. PORTABLE GRAND. with Touch Response and Dynamic Filter. DICTIONARY... 3. MIDI IN/OUT..0W Display • Large multi-function LCD display (backlit) Speakers • 12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2 Setup Power Consumption • STANDBY/ON • MASTER VOLUME : MIN . 10 kg (22 lbs...... [-](NO)..... SPLIT. MAIN/AUTO FILL • Fingering : Multi fingering • Accompaniment Volume • DGX-500 .... PA-5C : FC4.) DGX-500 Stand... 7.. TOUCH...76 standard-size keys (E0 .88 standard-size keys (A-1 .C7). Since specifications... 14 kg (30 lbs. Accompaniment Disk • • • • • Song Playback Save Load Delete Format MIDI • Initial Send • Local on/off 108 Optional Accessories • DGX-500 • Headohones • AC power adapter • DGX-300 • Headphones • AC power adaptor • Footswitch • Keyboard stand : HPE-150 : PA-5D. 5. please check with your Yamaha dealer... reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice.. Yamaha Corp.... L.. 1.. Music Rest Data Disk Owner’s Manual Song Book Music Database • 208 Yamaha Educational Suite • Dictionary • Lesson 1-4 One Touch Setting • Voice (for each style or song) Overall controls • • • • • • Transpose Accompaniment/Song Volume Metronome Volume PITCH BEND RANGE Tuning MIDI • • • • • • Harmony Reverb DSP Grade Lesson Track L/R Track Octave Effects • Reverb : 8 types • DSP : 38 types • Harmony : 26 types Song • 100 Songs + 5 User Songs • Song Clear... 14 oz... SYNC START..MAX • UL / CSA : 19W • CE : 18W (when using PA-5D or PA-5C power adaptor) Panel Controls • OVERALL (L.0W + 6.G6).. SONG.... DC IN 12V.. 1. • DGX-300.... with Touch Response and Dynamic Filter.. 4.. R20P (LR20) or equivalent batteries Dimensions (W x D x H) Voice • 122 panel voices + 12 drum kits + 480 XG voices + 5 DJ voices • Polyphony : 32 STYLE • 135 styles + Disk • Accompaniment Control : ACMP. INTRO ENDING....... Track Clear Recording • Song User Song : 5 Songs Recording Tracks : 1. M.. • PHONES/OUTPUT......... R. Keyboard stand Footswitch Music Rest Data Disk Owner’s Manual Song Book • DGX-300 . STYLE.6 kg (16 lbs. PA-5C : HPE-150 : PA-5D..380 x 430 x 173 mm (54-1/3" x 16-15/16" x 6-3/4") • DGX-300 .178 x 410 x 168 mm (46-3/8" x 16-1/8" x 6-5/8") Weight • DGX-500 ... HARMONY. 12...B....

............................... 87 Initialization ......... 105 L numeric keypad.................. 21 Tap. 11 Sync Start .......................................... 23 TOUCH button .45 Accompaniment Split Point................................................................................. recording .....................72 I Indicator ...... Fingered ...... 9 Pitch Bend...........................................11 accompaniment sections...... 12 R RECORD button .......... playing... Single Finger...............................................34 DSP types ....................... 20 Initial Setup Send.................. 29 Troubleshooting .. 88 MIDI terminals ............ selecting and playing.........47 Clearing. 62 Registration Memory ............. 32 track (song)...........................................49 Accompaniment Track.B............ (music database) .......27 Dual Voice Volume .. 73 styles..................... 40 Sync Stop ........................................ H S +/.......................................................... 55 Reverb ......... 22 U V Voice List........................... 31 Portable Grand .83 Grade ............. Drum Kit ................................. 29 N User songs ................. song...................... XG........................ 41 K Keyboard stand assembly (DGX-500 only)............... 92 X XG voices........................ 62 recording........................ About........ 92 Q Quick Guide...............14 Demo songs ..................................... 20 P PHONES/OUTPUT jack .......................47 Chords..............33 Ending.......................................................................... 51 109 .......buttons..................................65 D DEMO button .........................................................................10 Beat display ................................................38 B Bank...........97 Drum Kit Voice Chart ................. 91 voices............... 37 Headphones............... selecting and playing...............................14 Dictionary ........... 53 Main Voice DSP....39 Auto Accompaniment.................... 33 Reverb types.......... 63 Transpose ........................................... muting ... 83 MIDI channels . 102 MIDI LSB Receive cancel . 28 Overall buttons........................................................................... 43 M T M....................45 Fingered chords .................46 accompaniment........................... 35 HARMONY button......................... 47 MUSIC DATABASE.................... 11 Lesson .................................................................................... 84 Multi Fingering ............................10 accessory jacks ................ 44 Time Signature ...................................................................... selecting ......................... 100 voices.88 F Fill-in ............ 67 sections (accompaniment) ...........57 C Chord Names ............................... 35 Harmony types ... 22 MIDI ................................. 63 song recording ... 108 Split ............................................................ 60 Tempo (style)......... 63 Track Octave .....27 Dual Voice Reverb .100 DSP....25 Harmony .....47 Footswitch .............................. 27 Main Voice Volume ................... 36 Root........................................................................................................................................................................... 57 Specifications ..............................27 Dual Voice Octave ........ 40 Tempo (song).............................. 53 Music Rest ......................55 Batteries........................................................................................ 62 Song Volume . 76 tracks..................... 62 A AC Power adaptor..................................63 Accompaniment Volume ................ 62 songs...............51 Chords.39 External clock............................... 27 Metronome........................50 DISK ORCHESTRA .................................................... 24 voices........................... 27 Main Voice Reverb................................ 84 MIDI Implementation Chart ...................................................................... 32 Touch Sensitivity....................................................................... 89 Tuning ...................................................................................D....................27 E Effects........................................... 25 O One Touch Setting..........................52 Chord Type ............................................................... 45 Single Finger chords ........................................................... 28 Split Point..................................................27 Dual Voice Select........................................... 65 SONG MEMORY .................52 Chords...... 49 STYLE FILE .... 47 Song Clear...................................................................................................................................................... 38 SUSUTAIN ...73 DJ Voice List................................................... Song ............................................................57 beat marks...........................................36 Dual Voice DSP .......... 61 songs...............................................Index Misc.11 G GM System Level 1 ..................................................................... 90 Intro........................................................................................

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Hong Kong Tel: 2737-7688 INDONESIA PT. Greece Tel: 01-364-7111 SWEDEN GERMANY/SWITZERLAND Yamaha Europa GmbH. contacte su tienda Yamaha más cercana o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo. Box 8120 IS-128 Reykjavik. Metro Manila. Sweden Tel: 031 89 34 00 MALAYSIA DENMARK YS Copenhagen Liaison Office Generatorvej 8B DK-2730 Herlev.O. Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group Nakazawa-cho 10-1. Sherbourne Drive. 3526KL. Panamá Tel: 507-269-5311 EUROPE THE UNITED KINGDOM Yamaha-Kemble Music (U. of Germany Tel: 04101-3030 OTHER COUNTRIES Yamaha Music Gulf FZE LB21-128 Jebel Ali Freezone P. 146/148 Captain Springs Road. 20020 Lainate (Milano). Siemensstraße 22-34. 4. Athens. 90620. Bangkok 10320. New Zealand Tel: 9-634-0099 COUNTRIES AND TRUST TERRITORIES IN PACIFIC OCEAN Yamaha Corporation. Hamamatsu. Tsimshatsui. 11/F. Buena Park.. Te Papapa. 10F. Siemensstraße 22-34. MK7 8BL. Calle 47 y Aquilino de la Guardia. Ltd. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.O. Tel: 714-522-9011 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA MEXICO Yamaha de Mexico S. Australia Tel: 3-9693-5111 NEW ZEALAND Music Houses of N. Para detalles sobre productos.. Box 885 MCPO. 25462 Rellingen. Navarinou Street 13. Pour plus de détails sur les produits. Ciudad de Panamá.A. 25462 Rellingen. Deleg. Tel: 686-00-33 BRAZIL Yamaha Musical do Brasil LTDA. Malaysia Tel: 3-703-0900 PHILIPPINES Yupangco Music Corporation 339 Gil J. Tong-Yang Securities Bldg. Finland Tel: 09 618511 Yamaha Music Malaysia. 135 Milner Avenue. Wettergrens Gata 1 Box 30053 S-400 43 Göteborg. 16F 23-8 Yoido-dong. Gpe Del Moral.K. of Germany Tel: 04101-3030 AUSTRIA Yamaha Music Austria Schleiergasse 20. England Tel: 01908-366700 Die Einzelheiten zu Produkten sind bei Ihrer unten aufgeführten Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen Bestimmungsländern erhältlich. F. P. Level 1. Gatot Subroto Kav. Argentina Tel: 1-4371-7021 PANAMA AND OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES/ CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES Yamaha de Panamá S. Rebouças 2636. Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group Nakazawa-cho 10-1. Bhd. 11 Ubi Road #06-00. France Tel: 01-64-61-4000 Tom Lee Music Co. Tel: 02-2713-8999 THAILAND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES Yamaha Europa GmbH. Milton Keynes. U. Jalan Perbandaran. Urbanización Marbella.

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