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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Please read the separate volume ""MIDI"" before reading this owner's manual.

Copyright
All rights
any form

©

1987

by

ROLAND CORPORATION
in

reserved. No part without the written

of this publication may be reproduced permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.

CONTENTS
Panel An Description······· Outline of Basic Four the .... D-550 of
0

······ .. · .. · the the

....

·· .. ·• 3 6

lID

Tone

Editing

.. ··· .. · ....

· ........

·· ....

·55 55 '57 57

I. The 2. The

Concept Modes .....

f

D -550 .. 6 D -550 .... ·8

1. Changing. Parameter 2. Editing Functions a. Cop)' .......... · b. Partial c. Partial 3. Initializing Mute·· Balance a Partial ·

Displays········ • • · .. · • .. · .. ····• • • ··•·•

• "-60 '61 •• .. 62 · -63 ·63· '63 ·64 ·67

Connection····· IPlay I. 2. 3. 4.

························9
'11 ·12 · L3 · .. ·· '15 "19 "'20 Level of the Reverb ·21 ····23

Model································ Power-up·· .. •· .. ··· .: MIDI Ch an ncl Selection .. · Patch Selection· ·• Tuning · Play"

lID

Tone

1. Common'

Parameters····· Parameters"

a. Structures b. P-ENV c. Pitch

· .. ···

Modulation'

5. Chase

d. LF'O·································
e. Equ a lize r : .. · .. · .. ··· f. Chorus 2. Partial Pa r arn et e r s Pitch·········,'·················72 • a. WG

68
69 ,71· 72

6. Changing the Overall Effect··························· IEdil

m Basic
b.

Model······

Ediling Pr cccd u re s- .. ········• .. '24 l. Basic Procedures .. · · .. · 24 2. Ed i ling Fu net ions ·27 a. Compare ·27 Undo········· .. ···· ······ ·27 c. Programming Edit Di s p la y s : ·· .. ···28 d. Tone & Parlinl llalance·· "'29 3. Naming····· .. ·· .. · .. " .. ·· .. · · .. "31

b. WG Modulation· .. ···· .. · .. ···· .. • .. 74 c. WG Waveform··· .. ······ .. ···· .. · .. 75 d. WG Pulse Width .. · ........ ,,· .. • .. 77 e. TVF································ f. TVF ENV · g. TVF h. TVA i. TVA
j. TVA

'79 ·82 ··•· '85 "S6'

Modulation"·

.. ··

ENV · .. · .. ··· .. ······ .. · .. ·88 Modulation······· .. · .. • .. · .. · ·91 Pa t c hc s the Me m o r y .. ·
[0

(II MIDI 2.

Fu n c lions
MID[

33 Fu n ct io n s or the 'vI1!)1 Functions · .. ·33 ·34 '34
'35

1. Editing

Description a .. MlDlI
b. M[0I-2

[1] Writing (Storing a. Writing into
Internal b. Wri t in g on

in

Memory)

92

· .. ·93 Card .... 97

a

Mcmll rl'

c. M!DI·-3 d. M[DI -~

'35 ··36 37

c. Writing Procedure using the' PG -1000···· .. ·········· .. ···· .. · .. ·99

QJ

Pa tch

Vactors···························

IData

I. Editing Patch Factors .. ····· .. ·· .. "37 2. Description of the Patch Factors" ·39 a. Ke y Mode (Split I'oi·nt) ......... ·39 b. Volume Hu la nc c of C. Patch Co n t ro l d. ['orlamenlo " c. Output Mode f. Tone Tuning .. "· tile Tones" "~2 ·· .. 13 "44 '45 "46 ".17 ',lfl

Transfed· .... I. Patch Transfer

· .. ··········· Memory

· .. · 101 · (03 103 Internal 105 10'7 liD to 1\0

a. Patch Tr a ns Ic r to a Card······························ b. Patch Transfer 10 the Memory··························· 2. Data Transfer via 3. Copying a lievcrb a . Copying l ro rn " the D-;;~O

· ·····

"'111l1··········· Type··········· Memory Card

g.

Chn s« Play .. ······ h. MIDI .. ·

b. Copying [ro rn i nc IJ-;;:;O 10 a Memory Ca r d : : .. .. . , l II Appendix T~blc,;"'"'''''''''''''''''''' 1. MIDI Fu nc t ion 'Ia b!c .. ·............ 2. Patch 3. Tone Fuctor T~ble"'"'''"''''''' Pa ramct c r Tahle············· 112 I 12
113

W

Outline of the 'Io n c l'arul11cler$"19 Ilasic Co n c c p t of " Tone .... "49 2. Structure of the TOile P<lrameters····························n I a. we··········· '. 'fi3
I. The

An

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c.
d.

TVV································ TV i\ . . . . . . . . . . . ." Ei\V····

·:,3 n:1 ··········;;·1 'n"1 .1.

c. LFO································

Error \lc,""g( o. Sample \:"~c,·

:,,]lk···············

· ........

···· ......

114 114 11 s 116 ·117 121

Specifications

.................

PANEL DESCRIPTION
IFront Panell
Tune Button Copy Button Contrast Knob Mono Indicator Display Volume Knob MIDI Message Indicator MIDI Button Undo Button Data Transfer Button

o

o

o
Headphone Jack

o
Power Switch

Card Button Patch Buttons Scroll Buttons Cursor Buttons Value Button

J
I

Chase Button Edit Button Shift Button Enter Button Exit Button

(Rear Panell

Roland
000
r -,.....

MIDI Connectors

I

Output Jacks

3

FEATURES
*The 0-550 can store patch programs. up to 64 different

* The D - 550's LA sound source is capable of warm analog -type sounds as well as sharp attack (digital) sounds.

* Digital
effects *Thc can data
be

cquo liz at lon.s ch or us and arc also buill in. stored in the D-550'5 saved onlo a memory

reverb

memory card.

* The

optional programmer (PC -I 000) can be used for quicker and easier sound synthesis.

4

INPORT ANT
.The unit a pp ro p ri.r !tIS
~1i{)\\,!1

NOTES
P""TI"
11~

s up p l v plate. your
III

for

this

.Operating may or cause TV or radio.

this

un i t rica raT troubles lhe unit

V on

or the

radio TV from

011

1\;1I1]l'

Ma k e
country

various radio, this vibra

s urc tha t the rn cc t s • Do any Dr
not I he

liur

\

,,11;,><('

If so. move

away

IT<"IUII",'''ll'l\ I .
t hc s:l111l"

the
used for .Avoid

usc

socket such

using or or dust

device it tion .

in cx trcme may be

heat.

noise H<'IIC1;ltlllJ..: unit va r ia h lc
li;(1111IIH

,15 a motor

humidity by

where

affected

system.
111('

• Before the

cUfllledlllg t urn

power unit off. to

cable

to

.Use

a mild

detergent Do not usc

and

soft

cloth such

for as

s o c k c t.
tile then

inc

cleaning. thinner. this unit socket. from but .This system switched unit .Do on not the

solvents

.Connect first. • When the hold .Handle .When a long

power
IWWCI

c.i b lc

tile

pltl~
tile

Lo the

place power

or

drop or

a

heavy

object cord .

cable

connection

disconnecting socket, the do plug. the the cables unit is 01 from lor
1101

power the

cable cord

pull

features retains The circuits years, before much the off.

a memory the data battery should that

back - up even when supports battery may before the with be

that

Hcnlly. not lime. the this to be used for the

the
every

back-up five

be rcplcced for

CaJ! Roland firest five time years,

repJacement,(The be required on you how

replacement has passed

period cable

disconnect socket. unit to

depending When

.It

power is

purchased Internal data

d ev ice.)

no rmul
while

become

battery "Check and the

is low, the display
Battery" in the

responds may

hot

being or units

operated. breaking off. connection,

at power-up. memory

• When turn .When the some the

making

lost .

a l l the
you amplifier reason. amplifier. for

.To
ca nno l turn off the them unit the unit up first. them. properly being turn and for then data. data to

avoid onto

accidental a Memory while is no there

erasure memo. Card. the way or

or If it

loss

of the

rna ke a data
erased

sa v e is

bcto r setting
plUR i n the And disconnecting not work
t ak e

happens being the

be

device

reverse

repaired, data .

to restore

porccdure • This turned unit If this

might

if

on lrnmcdia turn it on

tcl v alter il,l{~in after

turned

o II.
and few

h a ppcn s. simply

waiting

it off a

seconds . this d c v ice near a may neon, cause

• Opera Iing fluorescent or the

lamp. TV of

or CRT the

noise interference. position

If so, change
device.

the angle

5

AN OUTLINE OF THE 0 - 550

AN OUTLINE OF THE D - 550
1. The Basic Concept of the D- 550
The past very relied VCA
'5.

ROLAND or In
11

D-550 and the

is very as such

different heralds were have

from the

any

other of
il

synthesizer. new era In several which to

present,

dawn

synthesis. on

past, synthesizers there of components, buildi ng However. the

progressed

through

diffrcnt

stages. Firstly, variety analog

ANALOG such as, were

veo's.
came easily

synthesizers.

VCF·s. unci e,ISY

These and

blocks when

rclat ivcly to

understand warmth simulating involved.

and program, character. acoustic

and they could produce sounds of remarkable

it
could

accuratcl y become too

sounds,

process

On the other synthesizers, more difficult these should occur.

hand, the next could easily seemed general. in the to program. In

breed of synthesizers, known acoustic that sounds, yet a different Furthermore, to just two imply as an the digita! analog

as DICITAL were far behind
SOli

simulate

they type

technology of

instruments

nd be

synthesizer counterpart

would

described being The

as "warm" Essentially,

character, the other

the digital

was very

often "thin".

types complemented capable of accurate changed known a all that.

each other, one simulation. to a new Here. LA

easy to program, ROLAND disigned LA resulting a high D-550

has now Circuit

Thanks CHIP'.

custom

Integrated Arithmetic synthesis not only

as the 'LA great

stands for Linear technology. advances improved maintaining technical

synthesis involves

which

is the heart of the new many technological bu t also despite
;))1

in a superior of familiarity

sound quality to the user

ease of programming. degree wizardry involved.

In this way, Roland has succeeded in the

To explain saying that four that

the D-550 is entirely

in a very step computer

simple

manner, we must synthesizers.

begin

by

it is the next sections: Synthesizer

in DIGITAL

This

means

the sound distinct

generated.

In fact. the D _. ~O nas

l.A

Digit<ll

2. A Digital 3. A Digital and 4. A Digit<ll Moreover. DOMAIN, units complete processing. these resulting

Equalizer
Chorus section section. occur qualitv entirely within the DIGIT I\L of a or Reverberation four sections

in a sound Consequently, one

far beyond no

that of four similar effects

combined.

the musician that requires

can take advantage additional

instrument.

6

AN OUTLINE OF THE 0 - 550

However, Synthesizer ;) totally four peM These either the s marc

the digital

true

power

of

LA

Synthesis Remember. though in. the Each

lies first

within

the

Digital this is seem to

section

of the 0-50. even built Through behave they arc

of all. that would

instrument. synthesizers

sound of

slIgg-est Jar more. powerful sampled Partials be a mix LA version popular synthesizers PARTIALS. could since

LA synthesis.

the D-550 nnatoz arc just

appears, to have these hvpcthctical
Of

like a conventional Ccnscqucn tly . far more than to form In in pairs

svnthcizcr. referred A Tone

a as

synthesizer. are combined of the two of digital cross

they

to

a pure

synthesizer. could

a TONE. could way.

Partials. or they modulation. are remarkably

take advantage

01

this

some of today'

sounds

easy to achieve,

~T~

:'l-

LfO·.

During

live

performance. These since they

you can easily select with parameters common improve are

a PATCH,

which

is the

combination reverberation. parameters logical.

of two Tones, together other are

programmed referred Tones.

E.Q.. chorus and to as COMMON Throughout which sound milking the can it simple and which

to both

process of programming Even
50, to

the D - 550, the operation the case with the PG -1000 of the programmer. the

remains

further all

be created, graphically exceptionally However, the totatlv

an optional displays simple

is available, D - 550.

parameters

to operate. characteristics such as after-lauch, that makes that the D-550 can only and a be

it is the performance of every instrument. as unique.

control new

aspect of the sound These things sound. the LA

and a sound

described

Partial
Partial

Block

Diagram
Sound Generator) Partial [PCM Sound Generator}

[Synthesizer

,

..
7

AN OUTLINE OF THE 0- 550

2. The Four Modes of the D - 550
There arc the following four operation modes in the D-550

[Play

Mode)
This mocle allows you to call [In}, patch
YOLI

like and

play

it.

[Edit Mode)
This mode allows you to edit

Patch

Factors.

TOile Parameters,

MIDI

Functions. The unit

etc, Patch
off

edited

Factors
Of

and Tone parameters
patch is called. writing

is turned

a different

arc erased when lhe 1f you wish to rclilin
procedure,

the edited

data. follow

the appropriate

[Write

Mode}
In the Write memory mode, the edited a memory data can be written into the internal

or onto

Curd.

[Data Transfer

Model
In the Data Transfer
the D-550 and mode, the entire data can be transferred two D-550s. between

a memory

card, or between

8

CONNECTION

CONNECTION

MIDI Controlling Device (MIDI Keyboard. Sequencer. etc I MIDI IN

i "t"

0

I

83111Effi 0

MIDI Sound MOdule OUTPUT MIDI IN MIDI THRU

"O'''F=='===:J + EH3 =
a

IIIIIIIIIIEBJ

EEE

cc

c

[Advanced Example] MIDI Controlling Device (MIDI Keyboard. Sequencer. etc. I Programmerl PG· 1 ODD}

=
~i
PARAMETER :: M 101 MIDI MIOI'-IN OUT THRU __;_IN.:___.....J

lII!IIIJmi

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MID! Sound Module

8311 fffiE 0'
MIDI Sound Module
o
0

I

fflllfffiEo

OUTPUT

Stereo Amplifier

* The MIDI than

MIDI

messages Using

fed MIDI

into

the

MIDI

IN connector it

ate

sent

through

the more

THRU. one

THRU connectors, module from one

is possible
of

to control
modules. will

MIDI one

sound

controlling number few

unit. sound modules

Theoretically but

speaking. in

unit

can control more

~n infinite than
II

practice,

connecting To connect

sound devices,

CaUSe

malfunctions. Output

more than

three

use the optional

MIDI

Seiector

(MPU-105).

*The OUT.

MIDi

rnessaqes

fed

into

the

MIDI

IN are

not

sent

through

the

MIDI

9

I PLAY
2. MIDI Channel 3. Patch 4. Tuning 5. Chase

MODE I
12 13 15 19 . 20 of the Reverb 21

1. Power - Up . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selection················

Selection······················ .. ... ... ......... ....... Play·························· the Overall Level

6. Changing Effect·

PLAY

MODE

PLAY

MODE
The Roland D-550 scnt from is a r-,'lIDf Sound
nil C); tcrnal

Module
unit

that

is played

by MID!

IT\CSSi1gcs

control

1. Power-up
First of all, to mnkc the sure other on. that devices. the D~550 is correctly and securely connected Step 1

Turn the 0-550

Contrast Knob

The

Display

responds

as shown

below.

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i.<_iHOLE

SP

C4

Bal

50

L: Play

Mode

Display

",The Step 2 Switch

contrast the

of control

the

Display can be adjusted connected to the

with D - 550

the on.

Contrast

Knob.

unit

12

PLAY

MODE

2. MIDI Channel Selection
The MIDI channels of the connected devices should he set to the S;1I11C number. If the receive channel of the D-550 is not set corrr-ct!y. MID! messages sent lrorn an cx lcrnnl controlling unit cannot be received properly, therefore. )'OU cannot obtain proper results.
MIDI Messeage Indicator

Step'

o

o
Step 2 Step 3

Step

1

Push the MIDI Button.

t1WI-l

MIDICH
01

Conlrol B.CH

~.pCH
01

OFF

Step

2

Using the Value Button, set the MIDI channel (=the of the D - 550 to the same number as that of the
Pushing *When the ,6. side the D-550 increases receives

basic channel) controlling unit.
it.

the number.
MIDI messages on the

and the \l side decreases
from front lin external panel

controlling

unit, the MIDI Messllge Step 3 Push the Exit Button
*The MIDI Channel off.
you

Indicator

will light up.

to return
have set

to the

Play mode.
in memory
even

is retained

after

the

unit is turned

13

PLAY

MODE

(Poly Mode/Mono

ModeJ
MIDI Poly one channel message When the mode allows the control of more than one Key message on MID!

,ll a time. and MIDI Mono mode allows only one on one channel. The D-550 can LlSC either mode.
to Poly mode. patch the used). by

set

D-550
So, the a keyboard

is

16 or mode or

£';

voice can be

polyphonic used when

(depending

on the

Poly

D- 550 is controlled
set to Mono The has Bender the mode.

sequencer. pol vphonic using

When

the

D-550 and

is 8 voice

8 MIDI channels.

MOllO mode,

therefore,

System
(Note

that and

Mono other sounds

mode, words, without

is ideal for a MID! Guitar therefore transmits the messages
separately makes natural it on a different possible to of mode the

messages)

of each string Mono spoiling

channel.
reproduce the

ln

guitar

characteristics

instrument. Poly from up. the by or the This Group lowest the Mono external indicates (=eight number). a MIDI Guitar System that features MIDI Mono mode the that depending Mono on the type Mono on now channels. can of Mode Mode the be the front messages panel will on channel a

Select sent light being [e.g.] received Channel

controlling

unit.When Indicator MIDI messages

messages arc
received basic

D-550,

consecutive

When mode.

using

1st 3rd 4th 5th 6th

string string string string string sent

(n) eh (n+1) (n+2) (n+3) (n+4) (n+5) eh eh eh eh eh

n=Basic

Channel

2nd string

*Messages ",When

on any channel on the

higher

than

16 will be ignored. (GM-70). on or select the set a

you switch patch

Guitar-MIDI

Converter

different channel.

on it, Mode messages

ar a transmitted

MIDI

* The

Mono mode messages sound

of the for for

0-550 each note

allows

it to receive

only the Note possible

and

Bender

each

channel,

therefore separately.

it is not

10 set

a different

,4

PLAY

MODE

3. Patch

Selection
A Patch 8), Card 128 The can is represented D-550 also can store up by retain a Bank up to 6" Patches, (1 to B) and can a Number and usc any of (I to lhe clif lcrcnt So,· you Patches, a Memory

to 64

Patches.

Internal

Patches

(64)

Memorv

Card Patches

(64)

BJrI

,
1 2 3

\

2

3

4

5

6

7

a

8a ok 1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

a

2

"
5
6 7

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128 Patches

-

+

3 4

5 6
7

a

8

ED

Internal (Sank5.

Numbe-:r'S)

Memorv Ci!lrd (8.a,.,,,-2. Numb.r:r3)

To

change

Patches

on

the

D-550,

push

the

relevant

Bank

and

Number

Buttons,

..... NO O

=

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'.....

.....10.

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I

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Bank

Patch from

selection an external

is

also

possible unit.

via

Program

Change

messages

sent

controlling

15

PLAY MODE

The

following

tnblo

shows number.

how

each

Patch

number

corrcsuonds

La a

Program

Change

G,~I.C

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. 1 2

1
I

2
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18

3
3
II

4
4
I,

5
5
13 21 29 37 45

6
6
III

7
7 15

8

a
16 24 32 40 48 56 64

9 17 25

3
4
Irl1I!'1It~~

19 27

10
28

22
30

23
31 39 47

26
34 42 50 58 66 74

5 6
7

3J
4\

35
43 51 59 67 75 S3 91

36
44

38
46

49 57

52
60

53
61

5'
H2 70 78

55
63 71 79 87 95 103 III 119 127

8
1 2

65
73 81 89 97 105 113 121

66
76

69 77 85 93
101 109 117 125

72 60
BB 96 104 112 120 128

3
4
Card

82
90 98 106 114 122

84
92

86
94 102

5 6
7

99
107 115 123

roo
108 116 124

lID
118 126

8

* MIOl
The

Program

Change

Mes$eges

0 ....127 are transmitTed.

Display

shows

the

setting

of

the

selected

Patch .

. When a PI;I1CI')hum tlie ~mernal memory is select-ed "l" is shown . . When a Pa~(:h from 1he Memory Card is selected, ~C- is shown.
T

tie

B~nk os

Patch

and Number shown.

of

tne seteo tad

The names of are shewn.

the two Tones (U

uccc-.

L

:

Lower)

Palch

Nam-e
r ••••

1
the Upper and Lower

.
TOI')f!!5
~.i

50
belence
of S!"Iown

(Key Mcuo] Key Mode

~nd

MONO/POLY

Made

ee rerrrnoe

how tne

Upper and lower

Tories

are

played

C!50 shown

below

i(CY

Mode

PO~y

Mode is
Clayed on the

Mono enure

M-ode
pla.,'ec

WHOLE

The UDper' Tone ",ey range

The Uaoe'r Tone ts rnoncchcnte modules

by a se tS a I

in 1B v-oice Oo!yphony, Tones are ptaved

DUAL

Both Upoer- and! lower

The mh(.ed sound 01 the ucoe- and Lower

by each key in 8 voice oclvphany. Th'ts. mode div ides ucner and lower Tones dlHerf'lnl [he 'key range into sections C3" be wh.el'e: ~wO

T cnes
modules,

is

played by B se U

ot e-ceccnontc

This mode divides the key r~!"';ge Ir.ro uaper and lower sec don!!. where
Tones can be w'Se-d
:::.0,10

usee.

different

SPLIT

Each sec tion is 8 polyphonic, (Middh:l C=C4)
Unoer Torte

Each eecuon
Sghr Point is

has B sets
r eceivec. the

c!

mO(l;:'c;hoflic

When. a: Note number i5 received. [he and
~layed.

modulaa. When a Note number

highe(
Tone

than IS

higher than Split Paint is Note number "'-Som,=, ;~lhN
aceetar

Up~er

anv lower

played. and any lower Note nu-ncer the Lower Tone,

crevs

P'.aY5 the Lowell' Tone. 1IISro Drov~ded.

Key Modes

are

16

PLAY

MODE

[Memory

Card]
When you wish to usc a Memory direction. Card. insert the card into below. the Carel

Slot in the correct

as shown

in the picture

o

o

Internal Burton

To call a Patch push internal memory

from

the Memory and

Card. push lhe Card Button. Buttons. Button. To return

then

the relevant

Bank

Number the Internal

La the

mode. push

:tdf the Memory Card is not connected the Display shows the following error

securely, or not connected message

at all,

for a few seconds.

(;-3rd Hot

Read,=,

There arc I wo

types of Memory

Cards:

.ROM
ROM stands Memory library Carel The Memory for "Read cannot Only Memory". with Dala slored on lhis stored type of be rewritten, and is therefore the D-550 securely. sound

Card supplied

and the optional

are ROMs .

• RAM (M-256D)
RAM can stands for "Random Access Memory', as many and implies that data type The your be both read and written to this card. Data stored on this limes as you like. to store (backup).

of Memory optional own

Card can be modified card, is a RAM

data on it is supported memory patches.

by a battery

The M - 256D. an

card. Usc this type

* The
*Use

supplied Memory Card contains in the the internal preprogrammed Memory Cards.

exactly the same Patches memory of the ev"" D-550. after Patches

as This

those allows them.

pre-programmed your to restore

erasing

only specified

17

PLAY MODE

11 you than in the

use

<I

Memory for
<I

Card

that

contains

data

for

equipment

other

the D-550 Display

or D-50,

the following

error

message will

be shown

few seconds.

I 11 ,,",~,~ 1

c.",",:J

18

PLAY MODE

4. Tuning
The 0 - 550\ Master Tuning function allows you to tunc to another musical instrument, the D- 550

SlOP \

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f'''_~C~~ H.... N. .'\1;

rum:

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4

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6

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c
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SlOP 2

3

Step

1

Push the Tune Button.

F.:>?'}er·b

OH

Step 2

Adjust the pitch of the 0-550

using the Value Button.

Pressing the 6. side of the Value Bulton raises the pitch, and the V side lowers it. Pressing one side while holding the other side will quicken the change, The number shown in the Display rcprcsen ts the frequency of standard pitch (A4). The number changes in 1Hz steps, but the pitch
actually changes con tinuously.

Step 3

Push the Exit Button to return to the Play mode.

* This
turned

Master Tune valua is retained
off.

in memory even after

the

unit

is

19

PLAY

MODE

5, Chase

Play
The Chase in the Play Ihe function the or Dual Button mil k cs it possible Upper Whole to turn Tone. mode. to uic Chase Play mode, anrl Ihe This
10 ou tput

the

Lower

Tone is only

slightly available Push indicator

later

than

function.

however.

Chase
IV

ill lig h I up.

M~"

Ic

,
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o'

Ill""

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lOA" tRANS

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CO"'"

UNl)O

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5

6

7

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CHASE

/

1;}ASE I

Pushing

the

Chase

Bullon

again

will

exit than

the

Chase

Play

mode. following

* When
error on.

the selected message

Key Mode is other

Whole or Dual. the

is shown

in the Display and the Chase Play is not turned

* The
the
page

ON/ OFF for Chase 92.) ON/OFF

value each

of Patch,

the

Chase

Play Chase the

function patch

can into

be

written (See

individually

To write

Play ON, call a Patch, turn memory.

Play function

on. then' write

* The
page

of the

Chase

Play function from

can

be controlled controlling

by Control unit. (See

Change

messages
36 "MIDI~4")

transmitted

an external

20

PLAY MODE

6. Changing

the

Overall
The (sec the

Level n~ 550
P;]gc patches 46)

of
allows set
YOLI

the
in each

Reverb
Patch. at one In the

Effect
of the reverb the to room even effect. effects, therefore, reverb suit set the effect ill all pl;lyin!,( on the rna Y the this same wnv lime the may reverb

you to change the sensitivity

can

be changed can choose the reverb using

cnvironmont. acoustic wish reverb to

of the Jour You

moues

depending wish

environment, weaken cn tircl v when is controlled

For instance, when effect, an external

is live, you to cut

* What
the

here is the sensitivity effect set in each

of the reverb is not

actual

reverb

Patch

aHeeted.

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2

3 3

4 4
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5 5
IruwBUI

6 6

8 8

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5100 2

j>'

Steo 3

51." 4

Step

1

Push

the

Tune

Button.

Pr-o! ..e,:;.i,

01-1
CurSO..(Fta$h) Reverb

Step

2

Using reverb

the

Cursor

Buttons,

move

the

cursor

to

the

position

of

the

value. the (the (slight {reverb (full Value entire Button, reverb cut effect select effect one of the four values.

Step

3

Using

* OF F

*1 *2 *3

is cut)

reverb effect reverb

effect) to half) is obtained)

*Normally, Step 4 Push the

when Exit

editing, set to "3". Button to return' to the Play Mode. even after the unit

* The
is

value you set off,

here will be retained

in memory

turned

21

[EDIT MODE

1

[IJ BaSIC Editing Procedures·················· 1. Basic Procedures
2. Editing F u net ions a. Compare··············· b. Undo···················· ················27 c. Edit Displays d. Tone & Partial Balance················ 3. Naming···································

24 24 27 27 28 29 31 33 33 34 34 35

GD

Tone Editing ...... · .. · .... ·· .. ····· .. · 55 1. Changing Parameter Displays .. ·· .. · .. 55 2. Editing Functions· .. · ·.. 57 a. Copy·· .. ··...... 57 b. Panial Mute···························· 60 c. Partial Balance······ ...... ·········· .. ·· 61 3. Initializing a Partial······················· 62 Tone Parameters·· ........ · .. ···· ··· .. 63 1. Common Parameters···· .. ··· _ 63 a. Structures······························ 63 b. P-ENV ........ ··· · .. ·· .. ········64 c. Pitch Modulation· ·· .. · ··· .. ····· 67 d. LFO 68 e. Equalizer················ _ 69 f. Chorus·································· 71 2. Partial Parameters .. · .. ······ .. ··········· 72 a. WG Pitch······························· 72 b. WG Modulation' 74 c. WG Waveform············ .. ········· 75 d. WG Pulse Width· .. ···· .. · .. ·· .. 77 e. TVF······· 79 f. TVF ENV .. · .. · · .. · ········ 82 g. TVF Modulation .. .. 85 h. TVA········ ·····86 i, TVA ENV···· .. ·· .. ··· .. ···· .. · · 88 j. TVA Modulation "" ...... · .. ····· .. · .. ·91 Writing (Storing Patches in Memory) a. Wriling into the nternal Memory b. Writing onto a Memory Card··········· c. Writing Procedure using the PG - 1000· 92 93 97 99

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MIDI Functions···························· 1. Editing MIDI Functions 2. Description of the MIDI Functiens a. MID!- 1 b. MIDI-2 ················35 c. MID!- 3 ........ .
v•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

d. MIDI-4

·······························36

Q) Patch

Factors····························· 37 1. Editing Patch Factors······"'·· ······37 2. Description of the Patch Factars········· 39 a. Key Mode (Spill POln1)' 39 b. Volume Balance of the Tones·········· 42 c. Patch Control··························· 43 d. Portamento····························· 44 e. Output Mode··························· 45 f. Tone Tuning···························· 46 g. Chase Play 47 h. MIDI· .... · .. ···· .. · .. ·· .. ·········· .. · .. 48 Outline of the Tone Parameters······· 49 1. The Basic Concept of a Tone··········· 49' 2. Structure of the Tone Parameters········ 51 a. WG········ ·············53 b. TVF 53 c. TVA········ _ ····53 d. ENV········· ···························54 e. LFO .···································54

W

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BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

OJ

BASIC EDITING PROCEDURE
Patch Factors. Tone Parameters and MlDl Functions can be edited.

1. Basic

Procedure
A number of elements are shown in a Menu Display at the same time. There are several Menu Displays. Each element shown in a Menu Display contains several more elements, and these elements are shown in a further display. In other words, there are different ranks of Displays. To edit an element. call the Display that contains the element. then assign a new value to that element.
Exit B... mon

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The following

explains

how

each button

works

for editing.

Example editing for Patch Factors and Tone Parameters is shown on the following page. Study it together with how each button functions. eselect an item to be edited from a Menu Display, move the cursor (flashing) to the relevant position, then push the Enter Button. eselect an element to be edited from a Display. move the cursor the position, and change the value with the Value Button. eta scroll, a Menu Display. use the Scroll Button. Example", each block is represented as ® - <D.) to

(In the "Editing

eta go to an upper rank of the Display, use the Exit Button. To go to the Play Mode Display immediately, push the Exit Button while holding the Shift Button down.

24

BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

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BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

:', When for

edi1ing

a Tone Parameter, changing the

some

other

buttons

can

also be

used

quickly

Displays.

(See

page

55 "Changing

Parameter

Displays" .) ::,The the edited writing Tone Parameter or Patch Factar 92. data is erased when the

unit is turned

off or a new Patch procedure explained

is selected.

To retain

the data, follow

on page

26

BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

2. Editing

Functions
The more Tone" D-550 functions features which for several rnay ediling be useful most editill~ often functions. used, but Scc The there Iollowing <Ire some a explains those

Tone

Parnrnctcrs.l

[l~ge 55 "Editing

.J

a. Compare
While hear edited Step 1 Push function edi lillg allows sound. the Compare Button. a Patch sound
YOLI

Factor before call to

or it the

Tone origin<ll

Parameter. Patch

you

may

wish

to the

the original

was cclitcd.

The D-550's without

Compare erasing

I

I
i"A·C .... fI .......

~ro
2 2 3 3
4

u".i-lC

."
C.fIO

5 S
.. jjUl.

6 6
7

a
B

~
<l

»
[>

6YA~L1E

txr:
£;t,j~Eii.l

I ,0"
:S~ln

wRln

4
"i:"C>tIlN

'V

'"

CHASE

I

The heard

Display

responds

as shown

below, unit.

ami

the original

sound

may

be

by playing

the controlling

Step

2

Push the

the Compare
edited the sound Display

Button will come shows

again, back. the

and

the

previous

Display

returns

and

* When
b. Undo
The

Compare

mode

indication,

editing

cannot

be achieved.

Undo

function value. that

returns is. the

the value

current just

value before

of

the clement

to to

the the

previous current

it was changed

value.
lV>lE
-"-------..J

11,----__
... '1:"1). .....,.

"'["

CAr ...
TRANS

C"",
'Q.1

"f}.=
E[)Ii

tiT

1

2

3

4 "
w

5

6

"
OAAfl

"
2 3
vt

"
5 6
HUh.lB'~

.,

1 7

0 B

6.
vALUE:

E:.rr
fNI[~

-,.
C

1

"
Simply

".

4
u

<J

t>

'V

SJ-IIF'l'

CHA..C;e

",.,Ie"

push

the

Undo

button

after

changing

the value.

27

BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

c. Prog ramming

Edit Dis plays
Lp to eight Edit Displays can Edit be programmed which and are written into used.

mcrnor v. quicker

By
editillg

programming

Displays

frequently

C<1n be achieved.

[How

to Program Edit

lc-----'
8
··1·······:

Displays]

COpy

rxu

w~;

wf1"J~~'

~

-

Wn~ e Sui Ion

8 .....

I:~)::c;;:]
T_
CWSO(

'V

ENTE~

"

(_>u_'S~

Patch

Number

I

Button

Button

"""
into Display memory. will also be written. Move

I

Step Step 2

Call the The the

Display

you

wish cursor

to

write

positions cursor Display Write

of the

in the

if necessary. you Button. have 1 to then called can be written holding the releasing into Edit them. any location down. the of the push relevant

Step

3

The the

Number Number

Buttons Button.

8. While without

Button push

When the Displa Y for a few seconds.

IS

written.

the Display

responds

as shown

below

* The

Display you off.

have

written

will be retained

even

after

the

unit

is

turned

[How

to call the Edit

Displays. 1 to
While

8J the to the Edit Button of down, push the you Number want, Bullon that

holding

corresponds

location

the Display

28

BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

d. Tone

& Partial

Balance
The /or thc the

volume balance or the
the sound
volume
B

L:PpCl

~11r1 Lower
TOile

Tones
C,,1l lJ;iI;II1CC.

in ,I Patch
ill

and either of

balance will

of tnc change
you is

P;lrl1;;ls tl r;,stinlh·.
have set

in each

he edited tile

PIi1Y or Edit

mode. 1.1v cditillg lh~ volume

I1U<lIlCC

* The
Dr follow

balance Patch writing

is If

erased you
On

when wish page to

the

unit

is it

turned in

off.

different the

selected.

keep

memory,

procedure

explained

92.

~(l""O

=

1'0
!:
Ifn ';;II~' ~C>'{>~1

""-iCl-I-

1:1........:

2
~AAD

3 3

4
4
".Ale.,

5 5
MJIoIl'iPI

6 6

7 7 8

~'l

te c-

6VAlUf

2

<J

Volume Balance Control

~

'V

I

E ...n B..moo

Step

1

While The set,

holding level

the

Shift

Button

down. show

push how

the the

Edit

Button. balances arc

indicators

in the

Displ<lY

volume

U~per

Par

uet I

Uppar

Par rial 2

Tone/Partial

Upper

Pl

~~~1(~~;

~m:~::{iiii:
Pl:lrtiLiI 1 Lower

~ OIAl[!~

t

F'2 F2

Pa-rtial2

l DWer Tone

Vclurne

29

BASIC

EDITING

PROCEDURE

Step

2

By be
(Upper

using edited.
PCltr,::l
::-~-.

the

button

shown

below,

each

of the

volume

balances

can

Beiance increases
Pa"Hll

PU-S-f11i19

2
~

volume. deoeesma
?u'Sh~n9

?illljal

1

-.:.~.: II"1C/eaSi.1S ?cHHi'I~

Va~ume.decreasmq Penat 2

IT one Balanced
P\I~llinlo:
\'(~I\.nH.'. 6..lnl,;l{_·~ISr:S d{'t;ftIlSIr1'-!

CppCI'

-ri"!'.

l.ewcr

]'III\L'

Pn~~lir~1o\

V

increases

I ,\)-~~·('r Tp'~r TWH:.

(Lower volume, PUShing Volume.

Paruer 8~Ia.rJr;:e~ irn,:;re~sc'5 Pa!llal 2 Pan ~al 1 Partial 1 Par tial 2 mcteases d~cr~3s~ng <l dec!ea:s.~ng

Pushing: D

/
in the arc Display almost to change

Volume.

<.J('r.:rl':'~~11F:'

l~PP(.'f

The actual Step 3 Push

level

indicators changes

fairly

roughly,

but

the

volume the

contin uous, the previous Display.

Exit Button

to return

30

BASIC EDITING PROCEDURE

3. Naming
Editing Patch or Tone names
up up

is called

)J,Elning

in

lIlis

11I;IIHI;II .

• A Patch

name

• A Tone name

can have can have
is erased

to 18 letters . to 10 leiters.
Patches or turning the unit off.
On

* The
92.

edited

name the new

by changing

To retain

name, take

an appropriate Writing procedure

page

1.J1,""'IO

=

1'0

" .... c ~+ :

Edtl

Button

lI-'<'h'II:

2 2

3 3

4

s
5

6 6 7

B

4

8

1:<i"T"(.~<1 V ......
T
CU1S0r

I ~ I ~ I,~" •
Button Entut Button Button Valve

Step

1

Call the be

Patch

to

be

named

or the

Patch

that

includes

the

Tone

to

named. the Edit Button.

Step

2

Push

*"'*"""*********W'"'''''' .Patch L-Tone U-Tone
I -11
Cursor (FI,'Ish) lower Tone Uccer Tone

Ed i t H",nu

P-Na~e

Step

3

Move name

the

cursor

to

L-Tone.

U-Tone push

or P-Name

depending

which

you wish to change, then

the Enter

Button.

U-Tone Edi to' Hen._. ***'''**'''*** Part-2 T-Na~e T-Cop~ P"rt-1

'rere

Nil-me

* If

you

select

P-Name

(Patch,

name). the Edit 5.

Display

for the

Patch

Name is shown.

Skip Step

4 and go to Step

31

BASIC EDITING PROCEDURE

Step

4

Move

the

cursor push

to Tone the Enter

Name

in the

Menu

Display

of the

selected

Tone, then

Button.

1-11

U:

**********

Step

5

Move

the

cursor

to

the

letter

you

wish

to

change.

Old Name

1-11

******************

Patch NaMfr Edit ~ ~+Jt'***:f;**:t::t::t::i':+:**~t:**
Fla!l.h

New

Name

Step

6

Change

the

letters letters

by are

using

the

Value

Button.

The available

shown

below.

_A
J

.

Be

.. • X Y

Z.

b

0

••••

vz

123

.. · a 90-

Space

Step

7

Repeat

Steps

5 and

6 as

many

times

as

necessary,

32

MIDI FUNCTIONS

[2J MIDI FUNCTIONS
MIDI Functions communicated. determine
the

way

the

~dlDI

meSS~Re5

arc

* The
and

MIDI Functions therefore are

you have retained

set are after

automatically the unit

written is turned

into off.

memory

even

1. Editing MIDI Functions

Scroll

Button

I
2
CARll

J
3 3
4 4

MONO

cos-

o

5 5

6 6

7 7

B 8

Cursor~u"o"

1
Value Sulton

Step

1

Push the

MIDI Button. display is shown.

The MIDI-l

t'lWI-l

t'lIDICH
I)

1

Cont,r'ol 8. CH

5o?FCH
01

OPin

i

OFF

Fla.5h

Step

2

There are four MIDI Function Displays, MIDI 1 to MIDI 4, which can be selected with the Scroll Buttons. Using the Cursor Buttons. Function to be edited. Using the Value Button, Push the Exit Button move the cursor to the value of the

Step

3

Step Step

4 5

change

the value. to the Play mode.

to return

33

MIDI FUNCTIONS

2. Description a. MIDI-1

of the MIDI Functions

MIDICH

Control
E:.CH

S~pCH

Or,.ni

OFF

.":I[ "·"i·,l.
This sets to the
y

MIDI Basic (Sec

Channel Channel 1 to 16. the The transmit Channel channel for can be

set

a dit lcrcut

number
p agc

from

Basic

each

Patch

iudividunlf

48 "IVlIDl"_)

• '.>::' i, ':.,,-, 1 : Control ; ',::'
This determines and mode. than Bender receive the Key Solo Key how [G,CH] \0 arc unit Basic the Voice on (Mode messages as set page receive effective select uses Channel), the [rom the messages when [B.CHl Global select Global OFF) the the from unit an external MlDl in the If D~ the 550 and docs in number Event D - 550 plilying device.

[RG(
\!tmo external srua llcr
Cilll

is operating Channel), (=one the Note the but when so that

Normally. the all

(Basic Channel [G.CH). (except Channel. selected. external Morle'") the [or

controlling

receive

Messages Messages on the

Pilch WIth not to the

messages) Mode Mode

[MdeOFF]

unit, this

is assigned

D- 550. Select 39 "Key

Modc.LScc Messages

:;: Do nat

use Made

OFF when

operating

D -550

in the Mono

mode .

• ~;>='F<:H ;
T!Ii~ is the (Solo) controt!cd Lower to
(II

Separate Mode
Oil ;111([

Channel in the the set Separate Upper The here channels. a different and Basic controls Also, number ModeWhen channel the the the Separate
CJn

Recci vc Channel is selected, the be channel for different used Gin page

Key
TUIlC, Cilll

Lower 'Tones
Upper receive from the

be the i

channels. receive set to

controls TOile.

16 each

be

channel channel

Patch

set

bcrc.I Scc

48 "MlDl".)

.eli 'X, i
chnnnc!
C\TIl

:OMN!
nllcws the the sent unit from you external the to control device. external the The ofr, but D-550 OMNl will be regardless setting changed can bv of the be the

O?l[:'-!l 0)) of "fter

IvllD1
iI'lodc

retained

is turned

messages

device.

34

MIDI FUNCTIONS

b. MIDI-2
I" i C' 1-2

~tft-et" 01-1

Bender··

t'IQd m'l 011

ClH

.q f +_"::-

r: : Aftertouch To receive Altcrtouch

messages,

set this to ON.

• E:end.::,(· : Bender
To receive Bender messages, set this to ON.

• r'!OCl :

Modulation

To receive

Modulation

messages,

set this to ON.

• !.,.Ie' ll_H'i'''' : Volume To receive Volume messages,

set this La ON.

c. MIDI-3
111 c 1-·3

Hold
Ol·!

Peor't."" ON

Excll.l 01·1

.He: 1d : Hold
To receive Hold messages, set this to ON.

• F' C)t-· t..:;:

Pcrtamento

To receive PorLamcnto
• F'i·-·'::'~" C:

messages,

set this to ON.

Program Change To receive Program Change messages,

set this to ON.

• E;:.::c 11.< : Exclusive
To receive Exclusive messages (Roland ID Number only), set this to ON or P - Dump (Patch Dump). Nonnatty. this is set La ON. P-Dump should be selected to record patch dill" inlo a device that can record Exclusive messages, such as a computer, the t._·lC-500 (microcomposcr), etc, When set to P-Dump, the Patch you select is transmitted to an ex ternal device. However, it cannot be transmitted by Patch selection via the Program Change messages sent from an external device.

* The
page

tr anmlt

channel

selected Patch

with

"TxCH"

in Patch

Factor

section

(see

48) controls

Dump.

35

MIOI FUNCTIONS

d. MIDI-4
Ch,15C <tnd volume b;JiilIICC from of Tones can be conlrolled by Control

Ch~I1Re mcssug cs sent

an ex tcr nal device.

T,~.t·,.;;-E;.~1\
OFF OFF

.:=:\--;2='::'
1'011

: Chase a n y Cnnuol II you to (he Number rio nol OFF 66
10 (0

can Jssign

95 lor lurn

turning

on or off the Chase

the Chase lunction. ill ,111. assign this

want

on or off

position .

• Tcn>?t:.::; 1 Tone Balance YOI' can assign any Control
for controlling control the lhe volume volume balance
il

Number

from

O. 2, 3, 4 and to lhe OFF

8

(0

31
(0

balance

of Tones. this

If you do not want
position,

t all, assign

36

PATCH FACTORS

lliJ

PATCH

FACTORS
Performance manual. A controlling Patch consists functions arc cnllcrl [)"tcll Factors
,IS

ill

this

of several

Patch

Factors

sllo\l'lI

below.

Patch

Tone

Tuning

~[

F[
Mode

D
Upper Tone

Key

b(
Factors

H

is
Chase. etc.

)==n
[ Volume Blance of Tones ]

Hold. Portamento.

Q[

Output

Mode

(e.g. Reverb)

IL-=)

D
Lower Tone

is
Tone Tuning

l~

Patch

Name

MIOI

1. Editing

Patch

Either

of

the

following

two

methods

should

bc

l~kcJ\

lor

editing

depending

on which

Patch

Factor

is to be

cdi Ic(J.

[Patch

Factors

in the Play Mode Display)
Editing Key Mode. in the Split Play Point and Volume Balance of
TOI1C's

which

are shown

Mode Display:

MONO

=

P;:;':CI-o

1l,l.r>1(

'NT

2 2

3 3

4

5 5

6 6

7
7

s
8

"""0

4-

[§r:f.:J
T
ClJr~a,
Bul10n

~I ~

I~'
*,.'

hl!'.:f

u,"
~_,.()

O/.c;

r ...T.~

cor-v

/::,.
IIAwE

c;~n

{Ott

w,-t::::

'7

.EN-I'ER

SI !I~'I

CHII~.'

......+I~!+ Ii'UMtlfR

va'ue Burton

Step

1

Push either

of the Cursor

Buttons.
U: L:
t,,, ,t, ,t, '."+, ,t, '. 'fl· ~,,++t' ·t"f"+'

Fi.iJ5h

37

PATCH FACTORS

Step

2

Using changed.

the

Cursor

Buttons.

move

the

cursor

to

the

value

to

be

Step

3

Using

the

Value

Button.

change

the

value.

[Other

Patch

Factors' Editing other Patch Factors:

Se-en Button

'---------~ Ic
",,,·cc.rell •.:;;_

I ~~ 1'0
i I
I

'"'
c-oo 2

i
i
3

l
6 .. 1

Edit Button

4
4

5 5

L_L_~....:II-"C!_'~-l.j ... 1
r-'

········,,·,

c:
VAL.t.:E

.1

i

7

8

I,'<il r;" 1·-,..- ..·'
T

\l

I"'.~~·.H "'l~,.!!'~

Eursor Button

I
Elu I IOn

Value

Step

1

Push

the

Edit

Button.

[Display 1]

1-11 $*$*****~********* Edit Menu ~P~lch L-To~·;e U-TQt·~~ P-NaMe

t

Step

2

Push

the

Enter

Button

to

call

tha

Patch

Edit

manu.

Step

3

Using

the

Cursor to

Buttons. push

select the

the Enter

item

that

contains

the

Factor

you wish

edit, ·then

Button.

38

PATCH FACTORS

To change

items at this stage,

usc the Scroll Button.

~
[ COHI!ul

LJ

C=...

M_ID_'

-,

Step 4 Step 5

Select

the Factor

to be edited

with the Cursor the value,

Buttons.

Using the Value Button. change

2. Description

of Patch

Factors
describes all the Patch
so you

This section
Each Display

Parameters,
can

is numbered

refer to the Edit Map.

a. Key Mode (Split

Point)
Key Mode determines how to output the Upper
and Lower

Tones.

u: +**+"+",,,+..,,++, L: **,,,***~,**+.
Hash

Poly /Mono mode is another element the Upper and Lower Tones.

that determines

how to output

39

PATCH FACTORS

o Number
• Key Mode How Poly Mode .o Tones

of Voices

Basic Channel ate output

[§EJ [ill

Split Poin t Receive Channel in Separate Mode

Mono

Mode

WHOLE (VVhole)

Upper
'.,

..

(.-:

'-:.':=

IJ

i._~

~JI

WHOL-S (VVhole Solo)

Receive Channel


II

I

Receive C hannel (Groupl

Lower DUAL (Dual) Lower io~,cQoaool Upper ~o 000
00 ,


I
lII¥"

Upper

Upper

~~n

c o~

-

III

"~i~i
I
!

lj

I
DUAL·S [Dual Solo) Receive Channel

II

I

I

Receive Channel (Group) Lower Upper

SPLIT (Split)

~ooaiil
T
Upper)

Lower

Upper
1000000001

[DO 0 0

I
511",

I I'? 0 I
I

SPL-US (SPlit Solo

L~
Receive Channel

f

sP~
SP SP
sP_
p

SPL-LS (SPlit Solo Lower)

II

I
Lower

fT-

ReceIve Cha nnel IGroup) Upper 1'1
1000

I

Lower

[o 0
SEP (Separate)

00000

01 10 a a 0 0 0 a 01

Upper

I' I

0 00 0

01

II.
Lower

Receive Channel

~~
Upper
D

[Group)

I

Receive Channel

~
Upper

10
SEP-S (Separate) Solo

0

a

0

o o o o]

,I

Lower

II
I 1I I

a

II.

ReceIve Channel

I~

(Group)

Receive Channel

~~

40

PA TCH FACTORS

[Mode Messages OFF)
Whell section Key Dual, Mode mode. Split
S<lT1lC

Message as shown or

OFF below. the

is selected When the

in

I he MIDI varies mode the Key

Function depending is set
Me

Contra! on the Whole.
IS

(P<l.'{c 34), the w a y Tones Separate as in (Solo).

MC output

the

to

way shown

Tones

output

cxac tly

Pol y marie

on p,IRe 40.

o
• Key Mode

Number of Voices Basic Channel

0

Split Point

How

Tones

are output

Upper

WHOL-S [Whole Solol

Receive Channel

I

Lo~er

u~er

OUAL-S {Dual Salol

I

Receiv! ·Channel

Lower

:ooo~~

u~er

SPL-US (SPlit Solo upper)

~

Receive Channel

I.

Lower

~
SPL-LS (SPlit Solo Lower)

y
I.

100

Upper
00000

r

oj

Receive Channel

41

PATCH FACTORS

.:::;F' . Split

Point
U!
+' :+.
t; .,: :+: :t :" ·f; :f'~,

I.•IHOLE .

·'::F· (4

B.::. 1 50

L:

"'.'+':-4-:;-1"4-:-+":.,

:.;·:t':I'

The note

Split name,

Point

can

be

set

from

C2 to C7. and

IS

represented

by

a

l"lml"lmlmmlnlmlmmll
C2---82 C3---83 C4---B4 C5---85
(Middle C)

I

C6---86

C7

b. Volume

Balance

of

the

Tones
volume balance of the Upper and lhe Lower Tones
C<111

Thc

be

changed

as follows.

hIHOLE.

SF'

Col

Ba 1 50

U: L:

*

'to ,',,',,',,'

*+, *'"

·i~;t:~t~T~-I-::to:t,-+:**

The volume

value of

can the

be set Upper

[rom

0 to and

100. Higher that of

values the

increase Lower

the

Tone

decrease

Tone.

42

PATCH FACTORS

C.

Patch

Control
Patch external Controls device dctcrrnmc actuallv how affect the the Control Cppcr Func tions
,IIHI

senl

[rom Tones.

<111

lhe

Lower

[Display 6] B€'nd 12 HfF'E:+12

.E:'~'nd:
This moving sets

Bender the Bender

Range variable lever, range from 01 the pitch 12 (I alteration octave ), caused by 0 to Bender the altcrtouch mean affecting the pitch A it. from minus h ig her sensitivity. increases

the

.:=ifF'E:
This - 12 sets 10

Aftertouch the sensitivity 12, Higher the Mode Tone

(Pitch of values

+

setting

decreases
Hold the

pi tch, and

a pi us selling

.H 01 d :
This U L UL selects

that works works works is set

should on the on the on both

lake Upper Lower

on

lhe

Hold

effect.

Hold Hold Hold the

effect effect effect

Tone. Tone.

Tones, Hold effect always works

* When

Key mode of the

to Whole, the

whichever

above

three

may be selected.

43

PATCH FACTORS

d. Portamento

Mode
Portamcnto, for particular a slide [rom one
::15

note

10 another,

may

be dfct:Li\d~

used

sounds. such

a violin.

[Display

7)

.T i r'-,,='
This sets

Time the Portarncnto values make time the [rom time one note to another [mill I 10 longer .

100. Higher

• :-'lu,j'2 : Mode
This U L UL selects the Tone works works works Key of the Mode above that should take Upper Lower Upper on Tone. Tone. and Lower Tones. always selected. works the Portarncrno effect.

Portamento Portamento Portamento the

on the on the on both is three

* When
[Portamento ON/OFF]
To does both obtain

Whole, modes

Portamento may be

whichever

Portarncnto the lake Separate on and Lower

effects, (Solo) Tones, to

you Key (urn

need Mode If

to

turn

"Pori" the

ON _ If, Upper Tone on

however, nol

is selected, you ON. want

the Portarncnto

effect. "Scp"

Por larncnto

Upper when from the

* Even
sent When

"Port" Separate

is set (Sofa)

ON, the

Portamento the the

ON/OFF Portamento

messages ON/OFF

an external are received

device

can change mode on each

settings

of Pcr tamant o.

is selected,

messages

separately

MIDI channel.

44

PATCH FACTORS

e. Output

Mode

[Display 1-11

8J
~~~~~~;*:~:~*:~t~::+-:~~,t,.;:t~

M,~de 81

Re~,' 01 Pt,~l 50

Clr.~lr·llt, t'lod~ Edit 11~1 50

.I'k:n:1e:
This

Output one

Mode of the followingfour output modes.

selects

U.OUT L.OUT

St er ec r ever t. Lower
1Cpes,.2"::

\l"/-:'.":"~

on
IS-

the mixed souno of Uooer and out
Lrl

sent

s tereo

t-=<
'''1''#1:1
;;;

U.OUT L.OUT U.OUT L.OUT U.OUT L.OUT

The

M'lI.tun!

01 t,LCOi'"r and

Lower

tak.es

on

stereo

fc v -erb. and

the

direct

SQur,c JS sa'H

Out '8Da~tHaly fer

Uoo"r

and: Lower

\:ClDd

Onfv me Tones are

UODer

te-te
OL,.i~

t akes

on eeverb. Uppar ilnd lower

sent

aenar atetv.

Only

I he

L ewer

7 ;::.n.e takes:

en

reverb

L~PDer

and

L ewer

Fones

ar e

SCr-1 011,

senae

atefv.

.F:EH ....: This

Reverb one

Type of the following 32 reverb types.

selects

REVERB TYPE
Small Hall 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Medium Hall Large Hall Chapel Box Small Metal Room Small Room Medium Room Medium Large Room Large Room Single Delay (102ms) Cross Delay (180ms) Cross Delay (224ms) Cross Delay (148 - 296ms) Short Gate (200ms) Long Gate C4BOms) 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Bright Hall Large Cave Steel Pan Delay C248ms) Delay C338ms) Cross Delay (157ms) Cross Delay (252ms) Cross Delay (274 -137ms) Gate Reverb Reverse Gate C360ms) Reverse Gate (480ms) Slap Back Slap Back Slap Back Twisted Space Space

45

PATCH

FACTORS

eFd:>::J 1 This to sets 100.

Reverb Balance the the volume direct Volume volume of both Tones between from 0 to 100. and therefore volume difference Patches, balance sound. of reverb tile and volume direct of sounds reverb from sound. 0 Higher values increase

uccrcasing el.)o This adjusts

1 : Total
sets the the

t. Tone Tuning
The relative set. pitch of the Upper and dilfercnt the Lower Tones can effect be can

scraratclv be obtained.

By setting

slightly

pitches.

a dctune

[Display 9J
i-l1
*:*:t::i~:~$*:~:**::f~:~;t::~:~:~*:.: Tj~n~

Tllne

LKe~ 88 UVe~ 80 lTun 00 UTun 80
Also. by of the the same. Lower you Tone Key to shifl +24 Shift of the Lower Tone
In

lowering Tone,

the the

pitch

of

the

Upper two

Tone. Tones

and can

raising become

the

pitch

Lower

pitches

of the

exactly

el_f:::"?'~: :
This steps

allows from

the pitch (±2 Shift the (±2 pi tch

semi-lone

-24 to

octaves).

eLW:e':::, : Upper Tone Key This steps allows from you -24 to shift to +24

of the

Upper

Tone

in semi-

Lone

octaves).

eL Tun;
This +50 eUTun This +50

Lower

Tone Fine Tune to ±50 tunc cents). the pitch of the Lower Tone from -50 to

8110lvs you (approx.

: Upper Tone Fine Tune allows (approx. you to tunc ±50 cents). the pitch or the Upper Tone from - 50 to

46

PATCH FACTORS

g. Chase

Play
The Chase Play later and function
50 on.

makes it possible

to output

the Lower and Lower

Tone Tones

slightly

than

the Upper

Tone. or pla y upper

alternately. [Display 10]

1-11 .~*.~*~*********** Chase f10deULU Lel)l 50 Tir~e 50

EdlL

.1'1c,cle : Mode
This sets how lhe : . The The : The When available UL : The ULL: ULU: Upper Tone Tone Tone is played twice. the Tones Mode sound: choices Tone Upper t he

I )When UL ULl ULU 2)

Key

is Dual. the following
then Lower is the lower

arc available.
played. alternate. choices arc

Upper

Tone

IS
Tone

Upper, then Upper, the the Key

the Lower

is repeated.

and the Whole.

Mode

following

Upper Upper Leve!

is repeated. is repeated .

• L,=,'.) 1 :
This

sets the

volume

of

the chase' sound

from

a

to

100. Higher

val ues increase

the volume .

• T i po,,=- :
This longer

Time the sounding

adjusts times. on

lime from

a

to 100.

Higher

values mean

* Depending
the delayed 0, the

the does

Chase differ. not

Level and decay but

Velocity. repeats

the

number (page the same

of repeats 86) volume.

of

sound

If "TVA Velocitv

Sens· with

[s set to

sound

47

PATCH FACTORS

h. MID!
The [allowing arc MIDI Functions which
Ci!J1

be

individually

set

(or

cac h Patch.
[Display 1 1)
SE-FCHOFF

.T::·::CH
The as the

Transmit chnnncl channel. Receive basic

Channel of each or Patch can be sct
(0

transmit

the I

same to 16 .

number

a d if'Iercnt

number

Irorn

• S';::'F'CH.
A receive
1 to 34)

Channel in OFF, is At

in Separate

Mode

MID! channel
Functions

the
the used,

Separate receive

mode
channel

can set

be

set

to [rom (page

16, or OFF, in MIDI

in "SepCH

48

AN OUTLINE OF TONE PARAMETERS

@] AN OUTLINE
1. THE

OF TONE

PARAMETERS

BASIC CONCEPT
A Tone

OF A TONE
consists
of two

Partials

(Partials

1 and

2)

:,,\(I ;1

Common

block.

Tone

[
[

Structure Partial 1

)
)

Common

J
J

(ENV for pitch comoral) 3 LFO's

Partial 2

Equalizer Tone Name

Jq[

Chorus

)

Each Partial (Partial 1 and Partial 2) can have one of two sound generators (a Synthesizer sound source or a PCM sound source). So you can think of the D-550 having powerful syntncsixcrs built ill. Each of these hypothetical synthesizers could behave like iI conventional analog synthesizer. or a PCM sampled svnthcsizcr. Any cornbination of two synthesizers can achieve some remarkable cross -modulation effects. so characteristic of Iodays purely dig; t;\1 sounds. Some Common parameters apply to both Partials (Partin! 1 and 2). 'Structure" is one of the Common parameters. It decides which of the I wo sound generators is used for each Partial. Other Common parameters are an ENV for pitch. three LFO modules. equalizer. chorus. etc.

49

AN OUTLINE OF TONE PARAMETERS

[STRUCTURE)
Structure. which is one of the Common synthesizers generator) sound with sound arc to be used gcncrator " genera lor works pruvidcs parameters. Partial determines sound 1 and which or 2.

two of the hypothetical a peM sound A "Syn thcsizcr type ENY's. sounds. These mixed lWO Partial svnthcsizcr A PCM

(a synthesizer
<IS

generator Partial

like an

a conventional amplifier and

analog two

an oscilla tor. a filler,

100 differen t peM sampled

sounds below.

(Partinl

I

and

Par tial

2)

cnn

simply

be

as shown

( (
far 1 and

Partial

1

J
J
Partials,

Partial 2

[bOG [F
falter sounds type can sou nds. sound of Partials be obtained. This is effective or organ thc ring-modulated

By mixing making

two

strings

Or Partial 2.

I can be mixed with

i

Partial

1

Ring

[bOG

Partial 2

Modulator

~

50

AN OUTLINE OF TONE PARAMETERS

The Ring Modulator multiplies two sounds. creating ~ 11 un usual nnel metallic sound that contains complicated harmonics For instance. two waveforms (CD and @) arc rnultiplcd and waveform GD is created. This is effective for making metallic sounds.

x

2. STRUCTURE

OF TONE

PARAMETERS

Depending on which generators arc selected in the Partial Block. greatly different Tone Parameters will bc used. SOI11(' Tone Parameters used for the Synthesizer sound generators arc irrelevant to thc peM generator (see the diagram below). In a Structure
automatically

with Ring
set to those

modulation,
of Partial

some parnmctcrs of Partial 2 arc 1. See page 63 "Tone Parameters"

for a detailed

explanation.

51

AN OUTLINE OF TONE PARAlvlETERS

Synthesizer

Sound Generator

peM Sound

Generator

,-_'--) '--_-_'_'_'---'_'-.~
I

Partial

,'_'------------'
i WG
QlP-ENV lor pitch
controlling

Partial

~
,~

-'_'--_':
I

WG

"

'~

:
I

[I~-~-l-~~----i..j--~

'0

L__,~l
llJ PilCh

I

r-----(
I
(

Q)Pitch

r

~
I I

~-I

I
. '

)

fl

'----..-'

Q:,Pulse Width

J

1~,!-I I I __._. L
I

@PCM Wave Number

J
I ._.~

r-'---' ,

--------'--_---_'_'\

"_.~__. __

iTVF

QiJ)LFO-l

!!I

[@)

4

Cutoff

I
k--,

Frequency

I

j
@TVF ENV
,-

1

[ (

®LFO-2

)
J

@LFO-3

y
I I I

@ResonanceJ

~------ i~I-------'--_-_----'--~
TVA

~

r-------_-_-_---_TVA

'~_'---'--...,

f
®Level

~

(

® Level

]:
[
I
®TVA ENV

J
I

[

@TVA

]

ENV

1 --.-.-~---.-.~~~~-.~

~.-.~.---.-------.

52

AN

OUTLINE

OF TONE

PARAMETERS

a. WG (Wave

Generator)
In the WG (Wave Generator). the pitch and waveform nrc controlled.

Q) Pitch The basic pitch pitch P-ENV @Waveform This sound is a ol a Partiat (sound geller<Jlur)
C,1I1

be set controltcd

II ere.

The

Common

parameter,

and

is therefore

b)

(D

and @ LFO-l. (PCM Wave Number) of the sound source. When the waveform can a s vnt hcsizcr bv the be controlled

selects the waveform generator is selected, controls.

®

Pulse Width Width
changes

® Pulse
This

the waveform

of

the sound source.

The

pulse

width

is controlled

by any LFO (~Common

parameter)

b. TVF (Time

Variant

Filter)
This filler passes lower frequency point harmonics

and

cuts

off

the

higher

ones, By changing changes.

the cutoff

and the rCSOI1<1nee. the

waveform

@Cutoff
This ®TVF

Frequency
sets the cutoff ENV and any point. LFO The cutoff point can be controlled by (~Common parameter).

@Resonance This emphasizes sounds. the cutoff point, making more unus ual or electronic

c, TVA

(Time

Variant

Amplifier)
This controls the volume

01 the

Partial.

@Level This determines generator and any is used. the volume level ENV of the sound. When a s yn thcsizcr can be controlled When a the level. controls with the sound A ENV is used, the the ®TVA

® TV

LFO (Common

parameter),

reM

sound

generator

53

AN OUTLINE OF TONE PARAMETERS

d. ENV (Envelope

Generator)
This p.tch, gencl'iltors timbre
iI

control

signal

(envelope Partial

curve) (sound

which

controls

the

;11lf1 volume

of each

generator).

COP-ENV This
P;lrli;J1
IS

the ENV
ill

which

controls

pitch.

It can be set for two selected

once.

(fs)TVF This

ENV E:-..IV controls the cutoff point, and can be set for each Partial

scpurntcly.

@TVA This

ENV ENV controls the volume level. This can be set for each P;lrtJ<1J

scparntcly.

e. LFO (Low

Frequency

Oscillator)
This Any oscillator of the generatE:s three LFO's low can effects be used frequencies be used can for only. for the two using Partials. Vibrato, these LFO's.

PWI\'] ,<.;rowl or tremolo *A different
LFO

be obtained each section

can

or a PARTIAL.

@LFO~1 This can control CDPilch, @Pulsc Width. @Cutoff Frequency or

@Level
(jJ) LFO - 2 This
i-,LFO

can control

@Puise

Width,

@Culoff

Frequency

or @Levcl.

~3
CiJn

This

control

@Pulsc

Width,

@)Cutof[

Frequency

or ®Lcvcl.

54

TONE

EDITING

[ill TONE EDITING
For well Tone editing. some additiona! cditin!( functions arc avnitablc as

as those listed

at tile beginning

of the Edit

Mode section ot this

manual,

1. Changing

Parameter

Displays
While editing of the same moving required parameter. from substantial a lone parameter parameter amounts Lo exit the of a Common Tone of one Partial. Partial. Common work. that editing you can This Display. mode. cull the LJisplil,' whcn be for a different to another time and Parameter ,liso ilppl!cs

TI115 C;ln save would go then tu the

otherwise

Step

1

Push Tone

the Block

Edit

Button

to

enter can

the be

Editing called by

mode. using

Now. the

any

of the

menu

displays

corresponding

buttons.

[

I-it

-1'1*'f:,oj.:,r't:+=*'-'+'*'~+:*~'*":*'f::'"

P,~L~I) L-Tor~9

U-t~"e

Edit.,

P-I'I~M~

Ht?t-f'_'

I
8

,,",ON{}

=

CDNT

0
CQP'"

."
CAAO

2

4

5

6 f--i--I'u'AlU£

<l

t>

EIV1t.R

SHIH

'"

CHASE

Lower

Parlial Lower

1Pertial 2 UCGer Partial 1 upper P;~rti312-

L.-.-

Uepet Common

-

lower Common

Step

2

Go down can step different 1.

to the to Partial

further the (Or

Displays, that Common)

other shows by

than the taking

a Menu same the same

Display. and you parameter for a as procedure

change

Display

* Even

when

the

Display is changed. be the editing, flashing. selected therefo;e

the

value

of the

parameter

currently

selected

will still of

* The
Bank

condition Factor Button.

Display

is retained

even

after

you move the Patch

to Patch

it can be recalled

by pushing

55

TONE EDITING

[e.q.]
\\'hel\
!llhe'!
;1

T\,;\

Display be

uJ
called

,1

Part ial
using

is the

selected,
Patch

the
Buttons

TVA
I 10

dISpl,l\~

or

Hlor k s can

,'I. Display 6. or

\\'11<.'11

;111

EQ

DisplJ)'
Gin

of

.1

Common using the

is

selected. Pa lcb

the

EO S Dr

;,110111(,',.

Block

be called

Bu tton

Lower Panial 1 Partial 2

Upper

Lower

Upper

I

WG PITCH MOD

IWG

I WG FORM IWG PW

l

I I I I

IWGPITC~ IWG I MOD FORI.' PW

II
]

II
!

Partial

1

Part-el 2

Common

Common

! I WG
I,

r,CCH

[.,CO I.'<CD

v«:

IWG

]

II ! i

I

\'.:'G

~r.::=::::,\.1
F\','

I ! I
I

Iwe
IWG IWG

PITCH MOD FORM
PW

I

I

STRUCruP."

I

Ip-ENV

'.~jG TV; lVF

Iw~
I TVF

TVF ENV ENV ENV T1ME LEVEL

I'v'
ITVF Er..:v ~ TV.r ENV - \ .. ~ ~

I
I ]
~:::'/EL

ITVF
ITVF ITVF ITVF ITVA I TVA I TVA

::1\:1,'

I TVF
I TvF

ENV ENV ENV MOD TIME LEVEL

I I I I
I

I I
I

P-ENV P - ENV P-MOO

TIME LEVEe

I

IlFO-I LFO-2

I ! I II I I
I I

I STRUCTURE !r--ENV

! I I

P-"NV P-ENV

TIME: LEVEL

1 P-MOD
LFO-I

I

I
I I

I

I

TVF

ENV

MOD

uTIME L€V~L

I

I TV;
-j iVA
IIVA
I TVA

MOD

iI lTV, f- r--- H
..,.i ....

i I I I

IrVF
j7V;:

E~N T~ME
Eh'V LEVEL '.·CI]

I LFO-2 IlFO-~ EO

I
I rI
1

TVF TVF

I
I
I

ILFO-O

l'iA

-j TVA
I TVA I TVA ENV ENV ENV MOD TIME LEVEL

I

IEO
CHORUS

r 1----j
!

I
I

ICHD~US

ENV €NV ~NV MOD

I
I

I

ENV

-s

[ TVf"I..

~:~v "tIM::
O"V LEVE"

ENV ENV MOl)

_=':EL

I !VA I-;-VA

I TVA
I TVA

I

I
I

I
I

TVA

I

I TVA

! i II'I'A I

zr.v
','CCl

I I

TVA TVA

I I

.&

1

2 "

~

4

5

6
rc r.r;

"'

56

TONE EDITING

2. Editing
a. Copy

Functions

The

COPy Iunction
location.

C:111 copv

the

parameters

of

iI

TOIIC

nl

["loci;

10

~ differellt

[Tone

Copy]
A Tone selected. Step 1 Call .To Tone .To Tone the Tone to Copy
the from ,1110111er Patch

can

be

copied

10 Ihe

[';Itch

currt-n t l v

Display, Upper Tone, assign "Tone
Copy

COP)'

..

Irorn the

L:pper

Menu copy to

Displa ~'. the Lower Tone,

assign "Tone

COpy

Irom

the

l.owcr

Menu

Display,

The reeeuc-.

of the

SO"LJtce

Tone

f r ':Fr'"1

:- Y :':-Tf

Ton+?

"{' _. -U -:~~- ;+~~~;~ ~+~~t~ f'~~~:+~: ~f~ ~ :+~
Patch

(')P'd

Source

Step

2

Select actually currently

the

Tone selected

to be copied sound, Patch.

by and

using

the

appropriate

button, Tone

as you of the

listen

to the

it will be copied

to the

~I'o
""
•... _ ..... ~CARO "li

i;_'1'1{

1.1101

DAr.;

Ii:tA~:S

CoPY

UN"l)O

2 2

3 3 "'

4
4

5

6

B

1:1 <l

~
[>

6
V,ll.l~

("'.
EhiTEk

Wit

.....Rlt!:

•••. "~i

Salect

I

"'

7 5 6 B .... ........ ........ ......

'V

5~1F"1

CHASe

a Patch

n-umbe-r' 10 be

!::'OPlod

Satect eirhe- the Uooer or the Lower nurnbers a~

t

Tona.

(Holding the burton down: wil~ chan-gil: Patch

the sa.ma lime.)

*At

this stage, changing

the Display will show the Tone Name just

copied.

57

TONE EDITING

[Parameter

Copy) A group of Tone Parameters can be copied within
il

Patch.

COOl"

8WIIOIl

[I

! 00'
!
L.
CAr1D

,. "- ~":-'I lJJ:r~ ..

~1'o
6 6 8

I
'~'"
COf,l'

.... ;),
(j~mp

o ..., •
i1-lA.'-IS.

2 2

3 3
<I

5

«J

~

£:;
I,IA~ul

:.p,

{oo
-SH:,1

W1'!jIE
C

'"<:i
Cu.rsor

lr;IH1

CHASf

"'I'.H:.~ M..fUfI!!tl

Button

fnlll'f

t

Button

Step

1

Push

the

Copy

Button.

To

(Ent.er·/E>: i t_. UPPER f:lLL

Flash

Step

2

Using

the

Cursor

Button. and

select the

the

necessary

item.

then the

assign

the

Block to' be copied

destination

Block using

Value

Button.

To
I=tLL

(Entet-'/E,~ i I_.;' I_IPPEF~ f:lLL

(D Select

~he Tone be copied : Upper ~SeleCl
ALL COMMON PART-l

to Tone Tone the

@Select sorca

the location Tone. Upper

for the

LOWER : Lowe,
UPPER

LOWER UPPER
: AU parameters : Common Parameters;

Lower Tone
Tone @)Select the location
H COMMON or PAHY-2 Block. is selected

Block 10 be copied.

tor the source
in step(1). select

Block.
COMMON
if

here. if ALL "i.$ selectee. select ALL • .and

PART - l

ALL

; AU Per rial : Parfrai : Per tiet ~.~,

1's Parameters

is aelecred. aesect the corr esuor-dinq

PART- 1 WG PART-I TVF PART-l PART-2 PART -2 PART--2 ALL

we

Par ameter s Parameter"

I 'e. TVF Perarneter e 1·5, TVA

TVA : Partial we
TVF

~AU the Par-tial 2'5 Parameter5-

~Paniai
: Par tial

2':5., WG Per erneter s

z's, TVF Parameters-

PART .... TVA 2

~Par-tial 2'5~ TVA Par ameter s

To

cancel

the

copying

mode.

push

the Exit

Button.

58

TONE EDITING

Step

3

Push When then

the

Enter

Button. is completed. (he Display mode indication, rcsporuls as shnwn below.

the copy returns

to the Play

* If

you try

to copy Display

a Commoll

parameter the

to a Partial error

parameter and

or

vice

versa. cannot

the

will

show

following

message

copying

be achieved.

C'at. .."

"lisf>lat,::.h Canc~l ...

59

TONE EDITING.

b. Partial

Mute
While This editing function push a Partial parameter.
all

v Partial

sound

can

be muted.

can be used

in an \' Pilrli~1 DisplJ v. Button (I
10 4)

Simply the

the Patch Number to be muted.

that corresponds

to

Partia!

II

I:
~.~C;JooI~

..mr~o

=

)0

COI~l

i\jl'J£

MID~

OAIA

TRANS;

COP"t'

",",00

'N'
r:AIlD

2 2

3 J
4

5 5

6 6

7
7

8

"t~'··"
UPDN PiU lial

a

I'n
\<1

CO

l:!.
va.
WE

EXIT

ED~l

WIli=T[

I>

'V

E:N'I'ER

SH~FT

'"

C.f-l.AS!-

Utipel' Par tiat T

2

Lower
:_"'_"LOW'El'f P~rtli)j

P.lrJl,!j12 1

The

mute

status

of all Partials

is shown

in any

Partial

Display,

1

I

1

I Uooe, Par net 2

I
1-11
LFO

o
Upper Partiel I Lower Partial 2 Lower PartIal t

Mute , . Mute

ON OFF

__

1):5T02
+3 LFC'[:' 5r<1

* The

Partial the

Mute Writing

setting

will be automatically on page 92.

written

into

memory

by

taking

procedure

60

TONE EDITING

c. Partial

Balance
Whilc of cdi ting
i1

Partin! can

parameter. which

you can change to the selected in any of Edit

the volume

balance

the Partin]

sounds

belong

Tone,

The

Partial

Balance
A Partiat

func\iOII [)isplil~"

be obtained
the value

Display. Balance.

shows

the Partial

Pi'!rtl~1

t

Batanee

II
,N,
CAAC

!
' ..0,.,,0

=

TU~i ~

'.:;;:'1

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1'0

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I
I

co ••

_

~',,'JC

r>:.,"<.-"

;; ;;

3 3
4

5

6 6

7

a a

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c:
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t)(~ T

I

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'i7

...... 'c,.

~'~J ...

ftr~

'"

C,",':S~

Valwe

Button

Sh~h Gunon

While Balance volume

holding

the Shift

Bulton

down,

with

the Value

Button

a

change

the value values

of the

Partial the

of Partial

2. decreasing

to 100. Higher Partial 1.

increase

61

TONE EDITING

3. Initializing

a Partial
The default sound Step
1

entire from "Init"

pnramctcr (~" scratch. from the

settings initialixat.on

of ).

a

Partial This is

can useful

be

returned when

to

the a

settings

creating

Select

Menu

Display

of the

Partial

to

be

initialized.

1-11 U:St02
P i t~:.I-1

( 50' 1111
F.. IF

Part-I

1-11

U: ;::+.02 ,~

p~ r 1. _. I

.1.

I n i t.+

0: EriL ..;-r··~E·< i

+..;.

Step

2

Push the
When below all for

Enter Button.
the parameters seconds. arc initialized, the Display will respond as

a few

62

TONE PARAMETERS

~ TONE PARAMETERS
Each Display is numbered as shown
In

the Edit Map.

1. COMMON PARAMETERS
a. Structure
(Display 17]

1-11 U: **** ••• *** Slr 1)2 (5 S R)

.st-t

o

:

Structure

Number

Select one of the following seven Structures. The Display shows the number you select and the contents structure.

of the

S (Synthesizer

Sound

Generator)

iii (Ring
Structure Number 1 Partial 1 Partial

P (PCM Sound

Generator)

Modulator) Block Diagram S S

2
S

Combination Mixture Mixture

of two

Partials

S S
P

of Partial of Partial

1 and Partial 2. 1 and ring-

2 3
4

S S

modulation. Mixture Mixture of Partial of Partial 1 and Partial 2. 1 and ring 1 and ring

:_>-m-J
P S

I I

P

S

modulation. Mixture of Partial

5 6
7

S
P P

p
P

modulation. Mixture Mixture of Partial of Partial 1 and Partial 2. 1 and ring

:_>-m-J :_>-m-J
p
P

P

modulation.

:_>-m-J

I

63

TONE PARAMETERS

b. P-ENV
[Displav 18]

1-11 U: **********
I.}e

1Q

(1'-3

TVF

(1(1

.'-..Ie 10
This of the velocity

: Velocity
P- ENV,

Range
of the valid, on vcloci ly At that controls lhe the pitch kcybord 0 to 2 arc effect h iMher values.

sets the maxim urn effect has a greater

l hc envelope.

.TKF ; Key Follow (Time)
This sets the time of the P- ENV depending the time on the key played 0

to 4 arc valid,

Higher

values

change

more

drasticall y

Inlml"lmIUI!!'I"lmlnlm~ , t\ n"
, , , ,

..

,,

: ,

64

TONE PARAMETERS

[Display 19]

ri

50

T2 5(1

T3 50

P-Etll.J Ed i '., T4 50 Ed i i_.

[Display 20]
F·-Et-jl)

LO eo

L 1 00

L2 00 Sy~L 00 EndL 00

The envelope

curve

is determined

by

times

and levels.

+

Point

~
Point ;)

Sus L Time

PilCh

0
:Pain
I

4

Point 0
(Key On)

(~.Y Off)

En~ L
C~TCh

* This
P~tch

is besee

on the

set with WG
Pi!rt~al .

Coarse and Fine lor each

• T 1 ; Time
This sets pressed)

1 the time needed from point to point 0 created the moment

I. 0 to 50 are valid .

°

(the

moment

the key

IS

• L>J ;

Level

This sets the pitch to +50 .

a key

IS

pressed from

-50

• T2:

Time

2
point

This sets the time needed from

1 to point 2. 0 to 50 arc valid .

• L 1 : Level
This

1 of the point 1 from - 50 10

sets the pitch Time

+ 50.

• T3;

3 2 to point 3. 0 to 50 are valid .

This sets the time needed from point

• L2 : Level
This

2

sets the

pitch of point
Level of point

2 from

-50

to

+ 50 .

• SU::. L:
This

Sustain

sets the pitch

3 from

-50

to

+50.

65

TONE PARAMETERS

.T4:Time
This point sets
4. 0

4 the time needed arc
valid .

from

the

moment

the

k cv

is released

to

to 50
Level

• EndL : End
This

sets the pilch of pain t 4 from - 50 lo + 50.
two adjacent points are set to similar values. the time is actually

* If

the Levels of these

between

two

points

may prove to be shorter

than what

set, or even zero.

* The

vBriable range
18J.

of

each

level

is determined

by the

Velocity

range

[Display

Velocity

Range

Level

Variable

Range octave octave octave octave octave octave

0

+50

+1
-1

-50 +50 -50 +50 -50

1

+1.5 - 1.5 +2 -2

2

66

TONE

PARAMETERS

c. Pitch Modulation
[Display
1-11

211 1.1:

""1'.,.'."""

*Depending vibrato effect . set

on how hare

the LFO in WG mcdutarlcn may have no effect at

(Display

2S) values

is set. the deepen the

all. Higher

• LFO[:O :

LFO Depth the WG pitch. 0 to 100

This sets the depth of LFO - 1. that controls are valid .

• Le' .. : .rr-·
This

Pitch the

Lever from

Modulation
of the vibrato values depth controlled by the deepen the eHect.

sets

sensitivity

.bender

lever

0 to 100. Higher
Modulation of the

• Rftr : Pitch
This sets the from after touch

Aftertouch sensitivity

vibrato

depth

controlled

by

0 to 100, Higher

values deepen

the vibrato

effect.

67

TONE PARAMETERS

d. LFO
[Display 22 - 24] LFQ-l Edit ]-11 U: *********~ W&veTRI Rale 00 Del~ 00 S~nGOFF

* The

parameters

of LFO -2 except

(Display 22) for a few

and LFO -3 parameters .

(Display

23)

Can

be set

like LFO-l.

• ,...1.::;1 ...'2 ; Waveform This selects the waveform of the LFO.

Display TRI (Triangle) SAW (Sawtooth) SOU (Square) RND (Random)

Waveform

<r-r-.
LJLJlJ
Waveform changes randomly.

VVV

.p::;t. e ; Rate
This values • [)e This lime . sets the rate (frequency) quicken the rate . Time of the LFO from 0 to 100. Higher

I'=, : Delay

sets the time needed for the LFO

a key is pressed.

a

to appear, from

the momenl

to 100 arc valid. Higher

values increase

the delay

• :::-,'::lnc : Sync
This selects the timing of the LFO oscillation as follows.

Display

Description

OFF
ON

lFO does not sync to the keyboard,
When a key is played after a II keys have been released, the LFO begins its wave generating process form the beginning.

KEY

LFO begins
each

its wave

generat ion torm

the

beginning

time a new

key' is played. "KEY" cannot be selected.

* For

lFO - 2 and LFO - 3,

68

TONE PARAMETERS

e, Equalizer
[Display 25J I- 1 1 U: Lf 63
.i-

:f·'~ t- -,. ,f'

,of: 't,

.~.:+

EO Ed it,.

L9

00

Hi 250

HQ 2.0

H9

00

In the cquatizcr be The modified. Equalizer

section.

the

frequency

characteristic

or the

sound

can

consists

of t 11C
Lf

following

parameters,
Hf

+

.If
This middle sets the frequency where the (16 gain poin ts) is altered arc valid, in the low La range. 63H% to 840H~

.L,;
This La lower sets the g;;in of the lower Frequencies in IdS steps, from -" -12

+ 12dB
it.

(25 points).

"+'

settings

raise the gain. and"

settings

+

+
Lg

Frequency

69

TONE PARAMETERS

.Hf
This sets the frequency 250Hz where the gain (22 is altered points) . in -the middle to high range, from to 9.5kHz

• He
This sets the width hand is narrower, of the frequency and vice versa. band where the gain is boosted a higher value, the frequency or cui from 0.3 to 6.0 (9 points). With

I

Frequency

Hf

HO is Hight

HO is low

.H'~
This sets the gain of the Hf frequency step, 25 points), it. from

-12 to + 12dB (in IdB
" settings lower

"+"

settings

raise the gain and

+

70

TONE PARAM~TERS

f. Chorus
[Display 26)

.·r '::'1:::. '=' : Chorus
This selects

Type the R basic chorus effects.

one of

1

Chorus 1 Chorus 2 Flanger 1 Flanger 2 Feedback Char us Tremolo Chorus Toremolo Dimension

2 3 4 5 6
7

8

• F:.O<I t..'?
This quicken

: Chorus

Rate of the chorus effect. from

sets the rate the rate .

a

to 100. Higher

values

• De+..h : Chorus
This values sets the deepen Chorus to 100.

Depth depth of the chorus effect. from the cllcct. Balance balance of the chorus

a

to

100.

Higher

.E:.::: J. :
This from

sets the volume

a

sound and normal

sound.

100 Only

the chorus sound

sound

is heard.

I
50
Chorus Only = Normal sound sound is heard.

a

I
the normal

71

TONE PARAMETERS

2. PARTIAL
f Restriction

PARAMETERS
caused by Structure
Structure check tile is used. Structure

of the availa ble pa ra meters
Depending dilf crcnt.

J
the il\"lililblc parameters may be

011 what So. first set

nurnurr shown

in the Partial

Displnv, then

t he unr.uuctcrs.

Srr uctot e Number

50)

1111

Part-t

Menu

For~

TUF

TVR

Inil

1)[n some Structures. uses a PCivl sound
shown when the

some
generator

parameters
JfC

incl udell

in

a Pnrlial sounds.

invalid.

The for

following

that mark IS

parameters

appl y even

reM

2)ln

some Structures

which

use Ring become in the

Modulntion.

some as lor irrelevant such

parameters

in Partial Therefore. actual

2 will
the The

automatically
shown following

the same
are lor

Partial
with parameters.

1.
the

values

Display

values.

TTIJrk is shown

a. WG Pitch
[Display 1-11 27J UIStJ2 ( 50) 1111 Fine 08 KF Pitch the Coarse standard Part-l

we

Pitch

CorsC4

.C(:'f-·:;::. :

1m]
pitch of
i\

ci

This

sets

Pnr lial ill semi +tonc

steps

from

to C7.
standard pitch Fine ·pitch is the pitch at C4 (middle C) key.

*The

• F:: in.:::' : Pitch
The standard

&:
can be altered over about :LSO cents from

-50

to +50.

72

TONE PARAMETERS

.r:.F "Key
rsu;Jl1r. (',tch key.

Follow (Pitch) ~
k cyboard parameter of a synthesizer can change
;Issiglls

lhe

a

sri!li

tone
;IS

10

This

the

pi ldl

rill in

slwwl\

bctow.
The value rcprcsen ts how many octaves arc ch~llgcd over 12 k cv s.

-1

1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'11
Middle C (C4)

1

* sl

or s2 may be selected

for slightly stretching

octaves.

s 1 : Pitch

cent

higher than one octave. higher than one octave.

s2 : Pitch 5 cents

73

TONE PARAMETERS

b. WG Modulation

1-11

U: Sto::
(+)

LFO

ENV (-) 8endKEY

.l_YC . LFO
This selects

Mode one of

I:iE:m
the following four vibrato modes.

Display OFF
(+) No vibrato
15 IS

Description
IS

obtained.

Vibrato VIbrato Vibrato

on. on but inverted.

(-) A&l

Aftertouch

can be obtained only by and Bender Lever.

~/\V 6.V/
Mode of the

-

is sel~C1l!d

.EI··g) : P-ENV
This pitch selects one

m:!l
following three modes. determining how the

is can trolled

by P- ENV.

Displav

Description No alteration. Pit eh cha nses with the set P-ENV curve. Pitch changes curve inverted. with the P-ENV

OFF
(+)

vv
Mode the

\c::::::

'+'

is

selectee

(- )

k;;
1m
pitch is controlled It the and the Bender renge Key Follow the Bender to 2. the maximum rnovinq the zero. Bender

I
by the bender is set to 12 (' (Pitch) .nitch of WG change

is

seree-ed

.E::':"(p:::i :
This follows.

Bender how

selects

lever

as

Oiaclav
OFF No pitch

Des cnption alteration by moving the

(Example] octave). is set by When by the

Lever right or the left. Pitch changes within the Bender

caused

lever is 2 octaves. caused

KEY

set in Patch Factors. plus Key Follow (Pitch) of WG. (See the example Pitch shown changes right.) within the Bender

range.

Key Follow there lever.

(Pitch)

of WG is set to

is no pitch change

NOM

range. set in Patch

Factors,

74

TONE PARAMETERS

c. WG

Waveform
[Display 29J

1-11 U:~l02 (50)1111 Parl-l WaueSQU peM 01:MarNba
PCM Nal"!'le

WG For~

.i.t.L~~-,.'E' = Waveform This selects the waveform of the svnthcsizcr sound gcncrator.

Display SOU (Square) SAW (Sawtooth)

Waveform

n_n_n_j
~
waveform is selected . Wave Number is produced
by

*A

sawtooth

processing arG square

a square

waveform

at the

TVF. that

is. all the waveforms

at WG even when

a sawtooth

• F'U'1 : PCM
This sound selects

li3m
sampled
W<lVCS

one of the ] 00 different

of the POv] as shown on

generator. page:

Each sample is named (peM

name)

the next

75

TONE PARAMETERS

.1--47 .48-76

(One·· ShOI (looped (Some

sounds sounds

are proqr arnrned.) are programmed.) 1
10

.77 -100

01 the sounds

76. are combined
Number

and loooed.:
FC~.~Name

M.l'·-.~·. . ,-

€P_jcl fP ~ID2

Etec ~r:c,: Etecn-c
CI<JVC

P1ar;.o
P;,0!(10

(Loon (i.occ

l) 2)

53
X'o'1o;: Lo\)
~!,.

CLAV1::JHC~ID 08_101

U..ooc)
(Lcnp) I)

Xy'C:::"'~"'1!

5" 55
56
Q~ urn

HMosicnorll Etec
t

nc

8<1sS (Loco

I
8 9 10
11

"'·0·-"

A3_'n <9_'02
EB_lo3
EG_lp

ACOUSHC

Sa-ss (looc) 2) 3)

, .J:o:c,:;-~",s""

57

E1ec:tr;c Bass (Loop Ercc v.c Elec trrc
CBHn

58 59
60 6>

Bess (Lcoo Guitar (Loop)

CELLIp V:OLlo
Aeed10 SAXIOI SAXI02

C.... oop)
(laoo) (LccP)
{LoOD (LOOD (Loco) 1) 2)

violine l ••
Si!)( Sax Aah

12 13 Beus

62
83 6"

a

15 16 17 18 19 20
H~ro OrgPtc

65 Lp.ano
Mpiano Mid Piano

Aan_)o
Doh 10

66 67 S8
t+er cs.cnor Harp Qrgar. Per ells Soion c

Doh (LOOD)
M3~e

Manipl SOE!C~ ~

(loop urn
I

1) (Loop)

Hoiano

Snectr

89 70
71

Soec:t2

Snectr urn

2 (loop)
(L.CQo)

soecra
S-o",::.:ta Soecrb SO• .,6

Spec tr ... 3 m

21
22 23 24 ~S 26 27 28 29 30

Snectr om 4 (Loop) Snecrt urn
5 (Leo!))

Steel
Ny!on Nytc~

S:ringlO
S'tr~n~!i

n
73 U

$pecttL.:fli

6 G... oo) c ., (Loop)
2)

SOectr, .. ~ ;

Eguit:' Dirt P Bass

75 Dirrv Gun ar 76 Noise

Ma~e (t cco
Noise

(Looo)

n
78

t.ocoo t looo02
Loop03
LOODOd

79

uorue
CI;').rnt

80
81 Br ee r-

Lcoo05 Loop06 loop07 Loop08 Loo009

32 33

82 83 8A

35 36 37 38

Fluret.

Lew F~I..:I:I

85

se
ir":t!i.:!i', Harmc Flute

t cccro
lOO(l11 LODot2

8;
88

39
40
41

Lins Uos2
T.rumOI

89 90 91

t ccc t a
Lcec t a t.occ r s Loool6 Loop17 Looale. t.occt s Looo20 looo21
lOOD22

4Z
43

Bones Com-e
Cello V~oB[]w

l rorr.ccnes Contr-abass Cello

92 93 94

44
45

95
Vial~ ,s . 96 97
Dr aw Hig;r: L Ow

46 47 48 49 50

V~olns P~ll Drewbr Hargan Lorgan

bars. Cr~an

(Loon) (Loop)

98 99 100

Lccp23 Loo024

On;"..,... (loop)

76

TONE

PARAMETERS

d. WG

Pulse

Width
[Display
1-11

30]
U: St,O:2 .: 50> 1111

F".",,··t.-l

loll"

PI,I

PW 00

~,Iel(,

88 ~f'lr 08

LFO +1 LFO[) 50

.F'i.d . Pulse
A square a Pulse width the

Width waveform has exactly the same width. widths. set width. on the up and down The ratio but waveform has different of upper lor setting value . t hc

Width

to lower pulse

is called pulse Depending

0 to 100 arc valid pulse greatly. width

width. content

harmonic

of the sound

changes

100

--

97%

Se ; value

50

o

50%

* When
raises • 1),::;.1 This width srnallcr pulse

B

sawtooth pitch Velocity the -7

is selected by an octave . Range

with

WG Waveform.

pulse width

50%

the

c, :
sets

senitivity to +7.

of With wider

the "_" by

velocity values. harder, playing

that and the

controls with"

the

pulse the

from width

the pulse width

becomes

by playing

the keyboard

+"

values, ha rdcr.

becomes

keyboard

+7

o

-1

77

TONE

PARAMETERS

.f~ftT . Aftertouch
This width smaller sets the with from'7 to

Range of With"

I:il!m)[%]
the _. stronger aftertouch values. and with that tile • controls pulse values, the the pulse pulse wid til becomes

sensitivity

+ 7.

s lro ngor wider

aftertouch.
w iI h

+"
.

wid th becomes

aflertouch

• LF·U·
Pulse

LFO \Vidth

Select LPO the

1lim'lIl%l
(PWM) decides width. means which changing of the the pulse is to be width used Select pulse LFO's

Modulation

pcrind.caltv. for modulating-

DIsplay

lFO

(Phase)

+1
-1

LFO-l LFO-l

(+)
(-)

+2 -2 +3 -3

LFO- 2 (+) LFO-2 (-) LFO- 3 (+) LFO-3 (-)

p/\V
Depth depth

1\V !_

Negative

Ph aee

.FFC[' ; LFO
This deepen sets the the

mcm!.%J
of the PWM from 0 to 100. Higher values

effect.

78

TONE

PARAMETERS

e. TVF
[Display 31]

Fre~ 58 Peso 00

1-11 U!;.:.t02 ( 5(1) 1111 KF 1

P"r't-l

T"F

.F'r-· '''''4
This lower will

: Cutoff the

Frequency culoff higher out. point of the 1'\-'1-'
frOI11

sets

0 10

100.

As

~DlI

the value. become fade finally

frequencies

arc removed

and lhc

'... -nvclorm

gradually

an approxlmation

of a sine wa vc, l hcn the sound

100

Set Value

~ve'1L ~ve'l I
l
I

\
Cutoff Point

_
Frequency

t t I

lJUI JV'
Frequency

o

~ve'lj\ ~ve'l~
L
Cutoff

pOI~t Frequency

~

CUlofi Point

Frequency

.F-:e:=.o : Resonance
This boosts the cutoff point from arc 0 to 30, As and you the increase sound thc will val uc , specific harmonics emphasized

become more unusual,

more electronic

in nature.

ac

F"'[_A
__r
LeVell

Set Value

~ve'l-\ ~vell-\
o

0;\ ,___/

Frequency

Frequency

Frequency

Frequency

79

TONE PARAMETERS

.f:.:F·- : Key
Key Follow played. Just like

Follow can

(Cutoff change

Point) the cutoff point depending on the key

the

Key

Iollo w over

of 12

we
keys,

pitch,

the

value

represents

how

rnan y octaves

ch;lIlge

2 3

3/2 5/4
1 (Standard)

7/8 3/4 2
Pitch (Octave) -1

5/8 1/2
(Octave)

-1/2
-1/4

3/8 1/4 1/8 0

0

0

1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'1"1"'11
T Middlo C (C4)

80

TONE PARAMETERS

[Key

Follow Adjustment]
You curve, can and Bais ~d(l set
;1

further range

change (bias

(=bias

level) when: the

to

the

Key level

Follow is valid .

the

runge)

bias

• E:F' :

Point/Bias

Direction

The bias range is where the bias level is valid on the keyboard. It can be set with the bias point (where the bias range begings) and bias direction « Dr » from <AI to <C7 and Irorn >Al 10 > C7 in semi - tone steps,

Ie.s.l
>C4 <C4 The key. The key, bias level is only valid on the keyboard below the C4 bias lever is only valid on the keyboard above the C4

.E: l'.) 1 : Bias
The curve, bias and

Lever be set from lower the

level can

-7

to -I- 7. "+'
curve.

values

raise the

values

[Ex.amoh,,)
When set 10 TVF Key Foncw and Bias ,enge .. > C4
w

(CutoH

Point) "0"

+

o

Set

verue

I!!I"'I"I"'["I'!'I"I!"I"I'!'~
t
C4 (Middle C)

* The

curve in the picture

represents

the Key Follow value with the bias

level added.

81

TONE PARAMETERS

f. TVF

ENV
[Display 32J
P~ ·t-l r 1-11 U:::.l ..O:2 0:: 50> 1111 1 ,[:'pU-, 5~J til? 1 0 O~:j C'KF tHJ TI:F 00

TlIF

GI"

.[:'Fth: This TVF effect. .1),:" This the sets

ENV Depth the depth Point. of the TVf 0 to 100 ENV rnodulntion Me valid. ~I!ghcr 111;,t chang cs the
VJIIII:S

Culoff

deepen the

1Co

: Velocity

Range of the veIOCI(Y that 100 arc harder . (Depth) the TVF valid. At cor-trois the depth the of 0 to higher

sets the sensitivity TVF

ENV.
by

values.

cf lcct

is deeper

playing Follow

• C:+:F : Key
This played, can

change

ENV
higher

depth values

depending change

on

t he

key more

0 to 4 are

valid.

the depth

dras ticall y .

• 1 KF : Key
This played, drastically, can 0

Follow (Time) the time valid, of the TVF higher ENV depending change the on the time key

change

to 4 are

values

more

Imnmm"lnlmlmmlHlmll

82

TONE PARAMETERS

:Oisplay 33] 1-11 T1
!):

;:·tOt

0::

::,0> 1111 T3 50

F'.",··t_.-1 T4 50 F'arl-l

H!F Etlll T5 50 TUF ENV

50

T2 50 50>

; Display 34} 1111 l3 L 1 00 An envelope
Pcmt 1

L2 00 curve

00 SusL by

00 EndL times

00 levels.

is determined

and

Pcint 5 End L T5 <ev

On

K.V

Off

.T 1 : Time
This

1 time needed
(0

sets the

reach valid .

point

1 from

the moment

the

key is pressed. 0 to 100 arc

• L 1 : Levell
This sets Time sets are the level of point I [rom 0 to 100 .

• 12:
This 100

2
the time needed to reach point 2 [rom point

l. 0 to

valid . 2 the 3 the valid . time needed Lo reach point 3 [rom point 2. level of point 2 [rom 0 to 100 .

• L2 : Level
This sets Time sets are

• T3:
This 100

a

to

• L3:
This

Level 3 sets the level 01 point 3 [rom 0 to 100.

83

TONE

PARAMETERS

.T4 : Time
This

4 needed to reach point 4 (rom point 3. 0 to

sets the time

100 arc valid .

• Su:;::.L :
This

Sustain

Level of point 4 from 0 to 100.

sets the level Time 5

• T5:
This key

sets the lime

needed lo reach point 100 arc valid .

5 from

the moment

the

is released. 0 to Level

• EndL : End
To lower

the level

after lo

releasing 100.

the

key. set this

to O. and

to

raise the level, set it *The

End Level is retained of two edjacant two points

until you release points may are set to

and play the key again.
to

* If the levels between actually

similar values, the time shorter than what is

these

prove

be

set, or even zero.

84

TONE PARAMETERS

g. TVF

Modulation

I-!

1 IJ: ':01.02 .: 50::'

1111

P:;,d,.-J

P'F

1'1.:.-:]

LFO +2 LFOD 50

RfJ.r 00

.LF'C ; LFO
This selects

Select thc

LFO

_l%J
that

changes

the

cutol l

point

periodically

(crcat ing' growl

effects),

Display +1 -1 +2

lFO (Phase) lFO-l lFO- T
LFO-2
(+) (- ) (+)

~/\A ,,'",

~2 +3 -3

lFO-2

(-)

LFO-- 3 (+)

lFO-3

(-)

r
1:iDmI[!]
Range

rve Phase

V 1\V!_

"·Salivo

Ph aee

.U::-OD : LFO
This deepen the

Depth

sets the dcpth
effect.

of a growl

.~(ftf" : Aftertouch
This point stronger sets from -7 to

the scnsi tivity

of lhe af tcrtouch "_. values values

_[!]

effect from

°

to 100, Higher

values

that it.

controls the cu toff

the cutoff point by

+ 7,
and

lower raise

Aftcrtouch,

"+"

85

TONE PARAMETERS

h. TVA

[Display 36] 1-11 I_I:St.02
0::

50>

1111

P.;jt't-l

n.'R

.i_e' -. : Level ·'l
This

Ii3m
of a Partial cause sound to from 0 to 100. If so, lower the sound the vatue. be may the muted distortion. zero here, curve

sets the volume values when

* Higher
* Even
• i.),? This of by

Level if

is set the

may not

completely

TVA ENV

is high .

10:>

: Velocity

Rnage

[&l
of the • velocity -" raise values that controls the level the volume the level by harder

sets the sensitivity - 50 to harder playing, and

the sound,

+50 arc valid."

values

lower

+"

playing.

86

TONE PARAMETERS

[Volume Adjustment]

m3l!il
You from level can the is change set valid . Bats bias be in Point/Bias range set direction with Direction the bias or bias point from level (where is valid the I to
Oil

the

over all set

volume the range

01 the (bias

kcy hnnrd rang c )

( 'llI;'~
wllcrc

lt vcl )

level,

and

11i(' bias

• r:: F'
The

:

is where lhe

l hr range

kcvboartl. begins)

It can anrl bias to [eg.) >C4 <C4

bias

«

»

<A

< C7

;lIHI Ir om

>:\ I

> C7

semi - tone

steps.

The key. The key .

bias bias

level level

is only is only

valid valid

on lhe on the

keyboard keyboard

above below

the the

C4 C4

• E:1') 1 : Bias
The rnake curve the (bias curve

Level level) steeper. can be set from - 12 to

+ D.

Lower

values

[g".J.mo~i!')
When set

rc c C6,

VolumeO

C4 (Middl.C)

C6

87

TONE PARAMETERS

I.

TVA ENV
[Display 37]
1-11 U: ::.1.02 ( 5(1) 1111

F'art..-l 14 5(1 Part-l
t1~~1

Tl
1-11

50
U:St02
(H)

T2 40
( L2 50) 00

T3

5(1

Ti..'!=i HiLI T5 50 TUi=! Et·jl)
EndL

[Display 38)
1 111 L3

Ll

00 Su::::·L

00

An

envelope
Point

cu rye
1

is determined

by times

and

levels.

Po'cr.t 2

TI Key Off

.1 1 : Time
This key

1

lSI
needed 100 to reach arc valid . point I from the moment the 0 to

sets the time is pressed.

• L1 : Level 1
This sets the 2 the valid .

1&
level of point 1 from 0 to 100.

• 12 : Time
This sets

Ii3!l
time needed to reach point

2 from

point

1. 0 to

100 arc

• L2: Level 2
This sets the 3 the valid.· 3 the

raJ
level of point 2 from

a

to

100 .

• 13 : Time
This sets 100 are

&l
time
needed to reach point

3 from

point

2. 0 to

.L3 : Level
This sets

[i3l!j]
level of point ·3 from 0 to 100.

88

TONE PARAMETERS

• T 4 : Time
This sets

4 the

I:iZ!I!il
time needed to reach poin t 4 from poin t 3. 0 to level of

100 (Ire valid .

• Su:::L : Sustain
This sets the

[il3l!ll
point

level

4 from

0 to I ~O.

• Li : Time 5
This key sets

[&
a
needed to reach valid . point

the lime

5 lrorn

the moment

the

is released.

10 100 arc

• EndL : End
To raise lower the

Level level

Ill3:m
after

releasing

the End

key. set this Level remains

10 D. and

to

the level, set it and played the even However, remain

to 100. The again. PCM when

until

the key sounds

is released remains. do not

Tha I is. at a vnluc of 100. the sound Sound set to Ccncr ator's One- shot

100.
are set to similar values, the time to be shcr tar than what is

* If

the Levels of two adjacent these set,
Of

points may

between actually

two

points

prove

even zer o,

89

TONE PARAMETERS

[Display 39)

1-11 U:~t02
;.}E:~ I
Q

( 50) 1111

Parl-l

TU~ ENU

00

TKF ~;)O

.!)

,::·1 C)
of

: Velocity

Follow (Time 1) ENV from 0 to

Ii3:i!J
that con trois the the "Time 4. Increasing sensitivity

This 1"

sets the scnsi tivity the TVA "Time

of the velocity playing .

shortens

1". by stronger

• TI<F : Key
played.

Follow (Time) 4 are valid.

m::m:J
on the key time more Higher values change the

This can change 0 to drastically.

the time of the TV A ENV depending

90

TONE PARAMETERS

j.

TVA

Modulation
[@Jiiil 40]

L-ll U:St02 ( 50) LFO +3 LFOD 50

1111

Part-l

TUA

Mod

Aftr 00

.LFD ; LFO Select
effects).

r:mmn%J

This selects (he LFO (hat changes the volume pcrjothr all y (tremolo

Display +1 -1 +2

LFO (Phase) LFO-l lFO-l
(+)

(-)

LFO-2 (+) LFO-2
(-)

-2
+3

LFO-3 (+) LFO-3 (-)

-3

r
_I%J
values

V 1\V /

Neqauve Ph•••

.LFO[:. ; LFO Depth
This values sets the deepen depth

01 the tremolo

effect

from

0 to

100. Higher

the effect.

.i=if·tr ; Aftertouch
from -7
(0

Range
"-"

~C!J
that controls the the volume volume the volume values lower

This sets the sensitivity +7.

of the af tcrtoucn increase

by'
by

stronger stronger

altcrtouch
alter touch.

. and

"+"

91

WRITING

rn WRITING
The edited data docs noL automatically rewrite the previous data, and therefore will be erased when a different Patch is selected or the unit is turned off. To retain (he edited data, take the following writing procedure, either into the internal memory or onto a Memory Cilfll.
[Selecting a Memory Location)

Writing a new Patch inevitably crases an cx isl mg Patch, so you may wish to listen Lo several Patches before deciding which Patch should be sacrificed for the new Patch. You can do it using the Compare Button.

•••••

or

'.'

•••••••••••

~

5

6 6

7 7 .... , ..-

8 8 ..

oo
<l

t:i>

=
D.
V,II,LU[

Camp are Button

E )( ~r

~!Jn

WRIl'!'

,.....,.,1

:CAjlO

i

1

i

-:", ,

2

3

" ....... -r

4

5

t>

\,1

EN1;E"l

S,iltt

CHASE

'"

I
Step
1

Shih

t

Button

Push

the Compare

Button.

The edited Step 2

data

is retained

at this stage. to each sound, selecting the Patch

As you change Patches, number to be erased.

listen

Step

3

While holding the Shift Button down, push This recalls the edited data at the selected

the Compare Button. Patch number.

92

WRITING

a. Writing

into

the Internal

Memory
Before provided writmg any data data into stored the
111

intcrnat

memory.

you

should

set

the Memory

Protect

of the D -550

to OFF.
memory

to protect

The Memory Pro Icc l is f rom accidental erasure, OFf
in

The D-550's Memory Protect can be turned ways depending on the wriling procedure,
[Writing 1] When writing you do not data. need 10 repeal

two differenl

edited

use the Wrile

the ",riling procedure. such as Button to turn the Protect OFF

temporarily.

I
!nierr'li;j Button

r--I

------,

I~O~fO

I

" ." I; 12"
C'-O

~I

=::=:;::=:;::=~~~~::;:=~=:;:=~~==:=::::=~
.... 3" ..... '~:~'.;3
••••

leo,

... "6'"

i,
S-e!lecung

<n

U>
{>

6. 'V

'.lAt,.t,.:E

2
-TO",,;

r.,;~

4

,.1' ••••••••••••••••

5

6

7
Hr •••

_-.-

ai
..

<J

I

a P"UC:h

Enter

Bunnn

Step

1

Push the Write 1-11

Button

to enter

the

writing lJrit.e

mode.

:t~:f:**~~':~******:~**** Patch
uk, i to?

t.o

~:r-:.~[[~} 5tu"'e

"? (Ento?t··

c--E:=< i t

Destinatioo Patch Number (t~ilsM)

Step

2

To write a Patch edited on a Memory Card. push the Internal Button, and to select a location Patch for the edited data, use the Patch Buttons. Push the Enter Button.

Step

3

Int MeRorv Protected Turn Protect otf once?

(Wrile,'E~it)

93

WRITING

Step

4

Push shows

the the the

Write

Button

to

turn

the

Protect

OFF.

The

Display

now

previous Enter

indication.

Step

5

Push When Mcmor

Button. is completed, the Display responds as shown below ( The

writing
v

[or a lew seconds,

then returns to the Play mode indication. Protect [unction is au tomaticalty turned back ON.)

* If

any other

indication 116.

is shown

in the

Display, see "Error

Messages

Table'

on page

94

WRITING

[Writing 2]
When you need to continue wnung, such as when ;Jrr,ll1gill/-: the order of Patches, the method shown on page 93 (= turning Protect OFF temporarily) is not appropriate. The following is how to keep the Memory Protect in the OFF position:
Tune Burl on

lntemel

Buncn

I

.

I:
I:
I:
IC,
1

t

"'.,

~.--~~~~'_~+-~~~~~--~
CA~;: ····'··;i

2 2

~!
1--1--l\{M'_)~
,

3

·-,~i

4 -..~

5

6

7
T

8
..

l.:g..
T

::F}

!

Sei~cting

I

a

Patch

Cursor Button

Value 8UIIOn

Step

1

Push

the

Tune

Button.

Prot·E',:,t m'l 3

Memory Prol~"

Step

2

Select the

"Protect" Button. Write

using

the

Cursor

Buttons,

and

set

it to

OFF with

Value the

Step

3

Push

Button.

1-11

**••••• ***********
blr- i te to

U::-TG]
Patch

Patch Write Sllre? <Ent..et··/E>d

f..;'

Deatinaucn

Number (flastV

Step

4

To write
Button, Patch and

a

Patch to select

edited

on

a Memory
Patch

Card.

push edited

the data,

Internal use the

a location

for the

Buttons.

95

WRITING

Step

5

Push When

the

Enter

Button. is cumpleted, then the returns Display to lhe responds Play mode as shown indication. below

wrilill).:

for a few

seconds.

*' If
Step 6

any

other

indication

is shown

in

the

Display, see "Error

Messages

Table"

on page

116. turn the Memory Protect 1 and unit 2.
turned on.

When

writing

is completed. as

OFF by using

a similar *Memory

procedure. Protect

described

in Steps the

is always

ON when

IS

96

WRITiNG

b. Writing

onto

a Memory

Card
you you 103. this and when write should II you procedure. writing you are is data onto a Memory the entire datil Card (M-256D) in to the
<1

When time. page taking message. shown

(or intern,,1

the
11

first

write try

data Tr ans lcr
onto will

beforehand.

as explained

in • Patch
to write the not using Display

Mcrnorv

rem 0 I" v Card" on
error is

a Memory the error that

Card without

show

(ollow ing meSSJ!{C
datil

achieved. a Memory

This
Card

also
other

contaius

than that

01 a D- 50 or D- 550.

12-' -----'
4

"1'1,'0.:::

MIDI

CIA~ ... ~

';';' 1'0'
<J<,)

cosv

U"-IOO

'--I
WAil £

'~ANS.~

cv
[>

4~

~

.!

8..1

<1

v~"l
E:Mtllr

61

E:-<Il

Eoll

r---

Wrile

BU1'Ion

'E1~;En

SHI;:'T

'"

CHASE

t

Select

a P.;m:h number

BuHOn

Step Step 2

Insert Set

a Memory the position

Card of the

into

the

Card Switch

Slot. on the Memory Card to OFF.

Protect

OFF_

Step

3

Push

the

Write

Button.

1-11

******************
kh-.if..,E< i_.,:,

r:r:-j]~~J

5tH·'';'

P~tch Write ? (Ent...et-'/E;{it..)

Destme tirm Patch Number (f13sh)

97

WRITING

Step

4

To Patch

write and

a

Patch to select

edited

in

the

internal Patch for

memory. the edited

push data.

the use

Card the

Button.

a location

Buttons. the Enter Button. is completed. then returns the to Display the Play responds as shown below lor

Step

5

Push When
il

wri ling seconds.

few

mode indication.

* It
Step 6 When

any

other

indication
116.

is shown

in the

Display.

see

"Error

Massage

Table'

on page writing

is completed.

turn

the

Memorv

Protect

back

to

the

ON

position.

98

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