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wishbone 10:00pm on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 
When it works sounds/ looks great In shop many times. Run away from this unit I had the DVD-2300 unit which preceeded this unit and found the picture and sound quality excellent. Has Tracking Problem I just bought Yamaha player for Xmas. It has great sound quality. However.
pcpoon 9:34am on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 
universal player? not! Yamaha touts this as a universal player however it has a very hard time tracking dvd-rs, SACD and other formats.
aaronmb 2:05am on Monday, July 26th, 2010 
I paid good money for this unit, brand new, and now I swear that I will never have a Yamaha product in my home. I buy quality equipment. I have this DVD player set up with a Yamaha RXV-2400 receiver, Sony Trinitron XRB-700 direct view 40" tube TV.
bdnugent 1:07pm on Friday, June 25th, 2010 
This very costly player does like any other similar HDMI player does with the exception that does not track a DVD movie that has the slightest imperfe...
brush3287 3:41pm on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 
When I buy something that costs close to $200 I expect it to last (@ least longer than 11 months) I purchased my DVD player and 11 months to the day I... I bought the product in March and now it will play sound and the screen lights up but will not play the movies. Kept the kids quiet while it lasted.

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

(class B)

* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.


Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages, re or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
Only use the voltage specied as correct for the instrument. The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument. Use the specied adaptor (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it. Do not place the AC adaptor cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators, and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord, place heavy objects on it, or place it in a position where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over it.

Water warning

Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which might spill into any openings. If any liquid such as water seeps into the instrument, turn off the power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualied Yamaha service personnel. Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.

Fire warning

Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit. A burning item may fall over and cause a re.

Do not open

Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any way. The instrument contains no user-serviceable parts. If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualied Yamaha service personnel.
If you notice any abnormality
If the AC adaptor cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged, or if there is a sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument, or if any unusual smells or smoke should appear to be caused by it, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the adaptor plug from the outlet, and have the instrument inspected by qualied Yamaha service personnel.

Troubleshooting...63 Voice List...64 Maximum Polyphony.. 64 Drum Kit List...68 Style List..70 Music Database List...71 Song List...72 Effect Type List...73 Specifications...74 Index...75
Basic Operation.. 26 Display... 27

Song Lesson

Keys to Success.. 28 Listening Timing Waiting.. 31 Phrase Repeat.. 35
Play Using the Music Database Record your own performance
Recording to a specified track.. 38


Initialization.. 41
Play along with the styles... 19 Changing the tempo of the Style.. 22 Pattern Variation (Sections).. 23 Playing chords along with score of the Song. 24 Chords... 25
Select the item and change the value. 56
Front Panel.. 10 Rear Panel... 10
Adding Harmony.. 42 Adding Reverb.. 43 Adding Chorus.. 43 Adding Panel Sustain... 44 Touch Response Sensitivity. 44 Playing Two Voices SimultaneouslyDual. 45 Playing Different Voices with the Left and Right HandsSplit... 46 Setting the Split Point... 47 Adjusting the Voice volume.. 47 Setting the Metronome Beats per Measure, and the Length of Each Beat. 48 Setting the Metronome Volume. 48 Octave... 49 Transpose... 49 Tuning... 50 One Touch Setting.. 50
Be sure to do the following operations BEFORE turning on the power.

Power Requirements

Although the instrument will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries, Yamaha recommends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. An AC adaptor is more environmentally friendly than batteries and does not deplete resources.
Using an AC Power Adaptor
q Make sure that the power of the instrument is off
(the backlit display is off).
Use the specied adaptor (PA-130, or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the instrument.
w Connect the AC power adaptor to the power supply
e Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
Unplug the AC Power Adaptor when not using the instrument, or during electrical storms.
AC power adaptor AC outlet
For battery operation the instrument requires six 1.5V AA size, LR6 or equivalent batteries. (Alkaline batteries are recommended.) When battery power becomes too low for proper operation, the volume may be reduced, the sound may be distorted, and other problems may occur. When this happens, make sure to replace all batteries, following the precautions listed below. If necessary, also make sure to save all important User data (see page 62), since custom panel settings are lost when the batteries are removed.
Use alkaline batteries for this instrument. Other types of batteries (including rechargeable batteries) may have sudden drops of power when battery power becomes low, possibly resulting in loss of data in the ash memory. Make sure to install the batteries with the proper orientation, maintaining the correct polarity (as shown). Incorrect battery installation may result in heat, re and/or leaking of corrosive chemicals. When the batteries run down, replace them with a complete set of six new batteries. NEVER mix old and new batteries. Do not use different kinds of batteries (e.g. alkaline and manganese) at the same time. If the instrument is not to be in use for a long time, remove the batteries from it, in order to prevent possible uid leakage from the battery. Please use the power adaptor when transferring data to ash memory. Batteries (including rechargeable types) can be drained rapidly by this type of operation. If the batteries do become drained during a data transfer, both the data being transferred and the data currently in the transfer destination will be lost.

When you want to select the Song number 001003, use the number buttons [0][9], [+], [-].

Elise 1

The songs are organized by category. For details, see page 72.

Select a Song.

Select the desired song by using the number buttons [0][9], [+], [-]. Refer to the Song List on page 72.
You can play Songs recorded from the instrument or transferred from a computer. The procedure for playing these Songs is the same as that of the built-in Songs.
The Song will begin playing. You can stop playback at any time by pressing the [START/ STOP] button.
Songs can be played at any tempo you desirefast or slow (page 22).
[REW] button. Fast-reverses the Song if pressed during playback (no sound is heard during fast reverse). Decreases the measure number if pressed while playback is stopped. [FF] button. Fast-forwards the Song if pressed during playback. Increases the measure number if pressed while playback is stopped. [PAUSE] button. Temporarily stops playback. Press this button a second time to resume playback from the point at which it was stopped.

Using the [DEMO] button

Press the [DEMO] button to play Songs 001, 002, 003, in sequence, and playback will continue repeatedly starting again from the rst Song 001. You can stop playback at any time by pressing the [DEMO] button.
Press the [START/STOP] button.
Styles are rhythm/accompaniment patterns and are played by the auto accompaniment feature. You can select from a wide variety of rhythmic typesrock, blues, Euro trance, and many, many more. Here well learn how to select and play Styles using chords. While you play, you can automatically add specially created intros and endings, as well as variations in the rhythm/chord patterns, for more dynamic, professional-sounding performances.

Split Point

Auto Accompaniment range Try playing chords with your left hand.
Play a melody with your right hand.

Before Performance

Root note Chord type

Major 3rd

Minor 3rd

Taking the chord above as an example, the lowest note of this triad is called the root note. This is the central note sound, and it supports or anchors the rest of the notes chord. Upper case letters (including sharps or ats) at the left of the chord name shows root note. The chord name is determined by a root note and chord type like as major or minor, and so on.
For users who are new to chords, this chart features common chords. Since there are many useful chords and many different ways to use them musically, refer to commercially available chord books for further details.
indicates the root note. Major Minor Seventh Minor Seventh Major Seventh
Inversions can be used as well as in root positionwith the following exceptions: m7, m7b5, 6, m6, sus4, aug, dim7, 7b5, 6(9), sus2 Inversion of the 7sus4 and m7(11) chords are not recognized if the notes are omitted. sus2 chords are indicated by the root name only.

Easy Chords

This method lets you easily play chords in the accompaniment range of the keyboard using only one, two, or three ngers.

For root C

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

Basic Operation

Press a button to select a basic function: Voice, Song or Style.

3 Start a function.

Display (page 27)

1 Select a basic


2 Select an item or

Press the [SONG] button to access the SONG functions (printed above the buttons), and press the [STYLE] button to access the STYLE functions (printed below).
Number buttons [0][9] The number buttons can be used to directly enter a Song, Style or Voice number or parameter value. For numbers that start with one or two zeroes, the rst zeroes can be omitted.
Example: Selecting Voice 002, Bright Piano. Press number buttons [0], [0], [2].
The Press & Hold Symbol Buttons having this indication can be used to call up an alternate function when the relevant button is pressed and held. Hold down this button until the function calls up. 26
[+], [-] buttons Press the [+] button briey to increase the value by 1, or press the [-] button briey to decrease the value by 1. Press and hold either button to continuously increase or decrease the value in the corresponding direction.

Select a song for your lesson. For this example well select song 006 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star(Basic) from the LEARN TO PLAY category. For instructions on how to select a Song, see page 16.
Song numbers 001 to 003 cannot be used for the Lesson feature. If you select these songs, NoLesson is shown in the display.


Turn Keys to Success on. Pressing the [KEYS TO SUCCESS] button turns the Keys to Success feature on, and a Step of the Song is automatically selected for your practice. The currently selected Step number and the lesson parts are shown in the display.
Appears when Keys to Success is on Current Step number
The total number of steps varies depending on the Song.
Each lesson part varies depending on the Steps.


Lesson part r :Right-hand lesson L :Left-hand lesson Lr:Both-hands lesson
You can refer to the music score in the Song Book. To obtain the Song Book, complete the user registration at the following website:
Start the Lesson. Press the [START/STOP] button to start Lesson. After the lead-in, Step 01 of the song starts automatically, and the appropriate notes appear in the display.
In some Steps, the lead-in may run a little slower than normal because a ritardando or fermata section is placed before the Step.
You can start playing along on the keyboard as soon as the lead-in nishes. The score marker and keyboard marker in the display will indicate the notes to play. Each time you have practiced all the way through a Step, your performance will be evaluated and your score (from 0100) is shown in the display.
You can practice the specied phrase using the Lesson modes 1 Listening, 2 Timing or 3 Waiting described on page 31. In these Lesson modes with the Keys to Success function, however, it is not possible to pass the Step. When you want to turn off these Lesson modes, press the [1 LISTENING 2 TIMING 3 WAITING] button a number of times to select off (Step number will appear in the display ).


Displayed when youve passed the Step.

Score of 60100

You passed! The next Step begins automatically.
You can select another Step as desired by using the [+]/[-] buttons. All songs have a nishing step, and in that step, you will practice all the way thorough the song which you have selected as a lesson Song in the step 1. When you pass all Steps, the Keys to Success mode will automatically be turned off and playback stops.
If the specied part is both hands, you cannot pass the Step until you play both hands, even if you play one of the hands well. Only a message such as L-part is Nice appears in the display.

Recording to Track 1 While holding the [REC] button, press the [REC TRACK 1] button.
Keep in mind that both Tracks 1 and 2 will be overwritten with new data if you record without specifying the tracks. The both L and R ashes, this indicates that you have specied Track 1 when the Auto Accompaniment is on. If you want to record your own performance, press the [TRACK 2] button to stop the L ashing. If you want to record a Style, press the [REC] button to cancel the recording, and repeat the procedure from the beginning.
Flashes when track 1 is selected for recording.

Press simultaneously

Recording to Track 2 While holding the [REC] button, press the [REC TRACK 2] button.
Press simultaneously Lights when recorded data exists. Turns off when there is no recorded data, or when Mute is set to on (page 51) to turn off playback of the track.
Press the [+], [-] buttons to select the User Song you want to record.

User 3

If you want to record Style playback to Track 2, press the [STYLE] button and select the desired Style.
If you want to record only the rhythm (percussion) part, press the [START/STOP] button to play just the rhythm, then add the section change by pressing the [INTO/ENDING/rit.] button or [MAIN/ AUTO FILL] button. You can record a new track while listening to a previously recorded track (the track indication will appear). You can also mute recorded tracks (the track will disappear) while recording a new track by pressing the desired track button.
Start recording Perform steps 2 and 3 on pages 3738. By playing keys to the left of the Split Point when the Auto Accompaniment is set to on, the Style starts sounding and is recorded. Only your performance is recorded by playing the keyboard (any key is OK) when the Auto Accompaniment is set to off.
Flashes when track 2 is selected for recording.

Deleting User Songs

Deleting an entire User Song.
You cannot delete a specic track from a User Song.
Press the [SONG] button and select the User Song you want to delete by using the number buttons [0][9], [+], [-].

Lesson Track (L)


Demo Cancel



The instrument features a MIDI terminals that can be connected to other MIDI instruments and devices for expanded musical functionality.

What is MIDI?

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a world-standard interface for communication between electronic musical instruments and music devices. When MIDI-equipped instruments are connected via a MIDI cable, it becomes possible to transfer performance and setting data between them for signicantly enhanced performance and production potential.
Transferring Performance Data To and From Another Instrument
By connecting the PSR-E323/YPT-320 to other MIDI devices or a computer, the performance data of the instrument can be used on those other MIDI devices or computer, and also the performance data from other MIDI devices and computer can be received and sounded with the PSRE323/YPT-320. A Yamaha UX16 or similar USB-MIDI interface (sold separately) will be necessary for MIDI connection between the PSR-E323/YPT-320 and a USB-equipped computer. Make sure to purchase a Yamaha UX16 or a quality USB-MIDI interface at a musical instrument store, computer store or electrical appliance store. If you use the UX16 interface, install the driver supplied with the interface on your computer.
Connect the PSR-E323/YPT-320 to external equipment only after turning off power for all devices. Then, turn on the power, rst to the PSR-E323/YPT-320, then to the connected external equipment. Reverse this order when you turn the power off.
MIDI cables (sold separately) must be used for connecting to MIDI devices. They can be bought at music stores, etc.
Preset Song data cannot be transmitted from the instrument by the Song Out function.
When the instrument is connected with another MIDI device, it transmits/receives performance data.

PSR-E323/ YPT-320


MIDI device

When the instrument is connected with a computer, it transmits/receives performance data.
A USB-MIDI interface (such as the Yamaha UX16)

MIDI settings

These settings should be made when transmitting/receiving performance data to a connected MIDI device or computer.

PC Mode

The PC settings instantly recongure all important MIDI settings (as shown below). The selections are PC1, PC2 and OFF.

Local Settings

Local Control determines whether or not notes played on the instrument are sounded by its internal tone generator system; the internal tone generator is active when local control is on, and inactive when local control is off.
On This is the normal setting in which notes played on the instruments keyboard are sounded by the internal tone generator system. Data received via the instruments MIDI terminal will also be played by the internal tone generator. Off With this setting the instrument itself produces no sound (keyboard performance, Harmony, or Style playback), but the performance data is transmitted via the MIDI terminal. Data received via the instruments MIDI terminal will also be played by the internal tone generator.

Transferring data between the PSRE323/YPT-320 and a computer
The PSR-E323/YPT-320 includes 102 preset Songs and 106 Styles, but you can load other Songs and Styles from your computer and use them in the same way as the preset Songs and Styles as long as the loaded Song is SMF format 0* or the loaded Style is SFF (Style File Format). Loaded Song data will be stored to Song numbers beginning with 108 and one of the loaded style/s can be registered as the 107th style. In order to perform the operations described in this section you will need to use a computer connected to the Internet to download the free Musicsoft Downloader application.
* The SMF (Standard MIDI File) format is one of the most common and widely compatible sequence formats used for storing sequence data. Most commercially available MIDI sequence data is provided in SMF Format 0.
C6: Fast forward B5: Start A5: Stop G5: Rewind F5: Top (move to the beginning of the song) E5: Metronome ON/OFF
Installing Musicsoft Downloader
You can download the Musicsoft Downloader application from the following website. Make sure that your computer has an Internet connection.
Remote control of MIDI devices will function independently of the PC2 mode.
PSR-E323/YPT-320 Panel Setting Transmission (Initial Send)
Sends the PSR-E323/YPT-320 panel settings to an external MIDI device. When recording a PSR-E323/YPT-320 performance to an external sequencer or similar equipment, you can use this function to send the current PSR-E323/YPT-320 panel settings so that when the sequence is played back the original panel settings are automatically restored. You can set Initial Send in the Function settings (page 56).
Visit the Yamaha website for more information on the latest version of Musicsoft Downloader (version 5.4.0 or higher) and how to install it.
The minimum computer requirements for Musicsoft Downloader operation are as follows: OS : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
* Only 32-bit is supported.
: 233 MHz or higher; Intel Pentium/Celeron processor family (500 MHz or more is recommended) Memory : 64 MB or more (256 MB or more is recommended) Hard Disk : at least 128 MB of free space (at least 512 MB of free space is recommended) Display : 800 x 600 HighColor (16-bit) Other : Microsoft Internet Explorer5.5 or higher

Erasing Transferred Song Data from the PSR-E323/YPT-320 Memory
To erase all Songs transferred from the computer, use ash clear function on page 41. To erase specic Songs transferred from the computer, use the Delete function on Musicsoft Downloader.
Using Transferred Songs for Lessons
In order to use Songs (only SMF format 0) transferred from a computer for lessons it is necessary to specify which channels are to be played back as the right-hand and left-hand parts. Refer to the Lesson Track (R) or Lesson Track (L) in the Function Setting List on page 57. The procedure for setting the guide track is as follows: Select a transferred Song you want to use for lessons. Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until the R-Part or L-Part appears in the display, and then use the number buttons [0] [9], [+], [-] to select the channel you want to play back as the specied right- or left-hand part. We recommend that you select channel 1 for the right-hand part and channel 2 for the left-hand part.
Preset Song data cannot be transmitted from the PSR-E323/ YPT-320.
The backup data, including the ve User Songs is transmitted/received as a single le. As a result, all backup data (including the ve Songs) will be overwritten every time you transmit or receive. Keep this in mind when transferring data. Do not rename the backup le on the computer. If you do so, it will not be recognized when transferred to the instrument.


Problem When the instrument is turned on or off, a popping sound is temporarily produced. When using a mobile phone, noise is produced. There is no sound even when the keyboard is played or when a Song or Style is being played back. Not all of the voices seem to sound, or the sound seems to be cut off. Playing keys in the right hand area of the keyboard does not produce any sound. The volume is too soft. The sound quality is poor. The rhythm stops unexpectedly or will not play. The recorded data of the Song, etc. does not play correctly. The LCD display suddenly goes dark, and all panel settings are reset. The Style or Song does not play back when the [START/STOP] button is pressed.

No rhythm accompaniment plays when the [START/STOP] button is pressed after selecting Style number 098106 (Pianist). The footswitch (for sustain) seems to produce the opposite effect. For example, pressing the footswitch cuts off the sound and releasing it sustains the sounds. The sound of the voice changes from note to note. The ACMP ON indicator does not appear when the [ACMP ON/OFF] button is pressed.
The harmony doesnt sound.

Voice List

Maximum Polyphony
The instrument has 32-note maximum polyphony. This means that it can play a maximum of up to 32 notes at once, regardless of what functions are used. Auto accompaniment uses a number of the available notes, so when auto accompaniment is used the total number of available notes for playing on the keyboard is correspondingly reduced. The same applies to the Split Voice and Song functions. If the maximum polyphony is exceeded, earlier played notes will be cut off and the most recent notes have priority (last note priority).

Panel Voice List

Bank Select

Voice No.

The Voice List includes MIDI program change numbers for each voice. Use these program change numbers when playing the instrument via MIDI from an external device. Program Numbers 001 to 128 directly relate to MIDI Program Change Numbers 000 to 127. That is, Program Numbers and Program Change Numbers differ by a value of 1. Remember to take this into consideration. Some voices may sound continuously or have a long decay after the notes have been released while the sustain pedal (footswitch) is held.

MSB (0127) 0 0

LSB (0127) 113 113

045 046

MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1128) PIANO 1 Grand Piano 2 Bright Piano 7 Harpsichord 4 Honky-tonk Piano 3 MIDI Grand Piano 3 CP 80 E.PIANO 5 Cool! Galaxy Electric Piano 6 Hyper Tines 5 Funky Electric Piano 6 DX Modern Electric Piano 6 Venus Electric Piano 8 Clavi ORGAN 17 Jazz Organ Jazz Organ Rock Organ 19 Purple Organ 18 Click Organ 17 Bright Organ 19 Theater Organ 20 16'+2' Organ 20 16'+4' Organ 20 Chapel Organ 20 Church Organ 21 Reed Organ ACCORDION 22 Musette Accordion 22 Traditional Accordion 24 Bandoneon 23 Harmonica GUITAR 25 Classical Guitar 26 Folk Guitar 27 Jazz Guitar 28 60s Clean Guitar 26 12Strings Guitar 28 Clean Guitar 27 Octave Guitar 29 Muted Guitar 30 Overdriven Guitar 31 Distortion Guitar BASS 34 Finger Bass 33 Acoustic Bass 35 Pick Bass 36 Fretless Bass 37 Slap Bass 39 Synth Bass 39 Hi-Q Bass 40 Dance Bass

MSB (0127) 0

LSB (0127) 115
MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1128) STRINGS 49 String Ensemble 50 Chamber Strings 50 Slow Strings 45 Tremolo Strings 51 Synth Strings 46 Pizzicato Strings 41 Violin 43 Cello 44 Contrabass 47 Harp 106 Banjo 56 Orchestra Hit CHOIR 53 Choir 53 Vocal Ensemble 55 Air Choir 54 Vox Humana SAXOPHONE 67 Tenor Sax 66 Alto Sax 65 Soprano Sax 68 Baritone Sax 67 Breathy Tenor Sax 72 Clarinet 69 Oboe 70 English Horn 71 Bassoon TRUMPET 57 Trumpet 58 Trombone 58 Trombone Section 60 Muted Trumpet 61 French Horn 59 Tuba BRASS 62 Brass Section 62 Big Band Brass 63 80s Brass 62 Mellow Horns 63 Techno Brass 63 Synth Brass FLUTE 74 Flute 73 Piccolo 76 Pan Flute 75 Recorder 80 Ocarina SYNTH 81 Square Lead 82 Sawtooth Lead 82 Analogon

MSB (0127) 126 126

LSB (0127) 0 0

120 121

MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1128) 82 Fargo 99 Star Dust 86 Voice Lead 101 Brightness 92 Xenon Pad 95 Equinox 89 Fantasia 90 Dark Moon 101 Bell Pad PERCUSSION 12 Vibraphone 13 Marimba 14 Xylophone 115 Steel Drums 9 Celesta 11 Music Box 15 Tubular Bells 48 Timpani DRUM KITS 1 Standard Kit Standard Kit Room Kit 17 Rock Kit 25 Electronic Kit 26 Analog Kit 113 Dance Kit 33 Jazz Kit 41 Brush Kit 49 Symphony Kit 1 SFX Kit SFX Kit Sound Effect Kit

LSB (0127) 0 65

218 219
XGlite Voice/XGlite Optional Voice* List

LSB (0127) 1 0

*150 151
MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1128) PIANO 1 Grand Piano 1 Grand Piano KSP 1 Piano Strings 1 Dream 2 Bright Piano 2 Bright Piano KSP 3 Electric Grand Piano 3 Electric Grand Piano KSP 3 Detuned CPHonky-tonk Piano 4 Honky-tonk Piano KSP 5 Electric Piano Electric Piano 1 KSP 5 Chorus Electric Piano Electric Piano Electric Piano 2 KSP 6 Chorus Electric Piano DX + Analog Electric Piano 7 Harpsichord 7 Harpsichord KSP 7 Harpsichord Clavi 8 Clavi KSP CHROMATIC 9 Celesta 10 Glockenspiel 11 Music Box 11 Orgel 12 Vibraphone 12 Vibraphone KSP 13 Marimba
MIDI Program Voice Name Change# (1128) 13 Marimba KSP 13 Sine Marimba 13 Balimba 13 Log Drums 14 Xylophone 15 Tubular Bells 15 Church Bells 15 Carillon 16 Dulcimer 16 Dulcimer Cimbalom 16 Santur ORGAN 17 Drawbar Organ 17 Detuned Drawbar Organ 17 60s Drawbar Organ 60s Drawbar Organ 70s Drawbar Organ 60s Drawbar Organ 16+2'2/Organ Bass 17 70s Drawbar Organ Cheezy Organ 17 Drawbar Organ Percussive Organ 18 70s Percussive Organ 18 Detuned Percussive Organ 18 Light Organ 18 Percussive Organ Rock Organ 19 Rotary Organ 19 Slow Rotary 19 Fast Rotary 20 Church Organ 20 Church Organ Church Organ Notre Dame 20 Organ Flute 20 Tremolo Organ Flute 21 Reed Organ 21 Puff Organ 22 Accordion 23 Harmonica 23 Harmonica Tango Accordion 24 Tango Accordion 2 GUITAR 25 Nylon Guitar 25 Velocity Guitar Harmonics 25 Ukulele 26 Steel Guitar 26 12-string Guitar 26 Nylon & Steel Guitar 26 Steel Guitar with Body Sound 26 Mandolin 27 Jazz Guitar 27 Jazz Amp 28 Clean Guitar 28 Chorus Guitar 29 Muted Guitar 29 Funk Guitar 29 Muted Steel Guitar 29 Jazz Man 30 Overdriven Guitar 30 Guitar Pinch 31 Distortion Guitar 31 Feedback Guitar 31 Feedback Guitar Guitar Harmonics 32 Guitar Feedback

LSB (0127) 35

246 *285 286

Save data to computer.. 62 Section.. 23 SMF Format 0.. 60 Song... 16, 51 Song List... 72 Song Volume... 52 Split... 46 Split Point... 4647 STANDBY/ON.. 9 START/STOP.. 17 Step... 28 Style... 18, 53 Style File.. 55, 61 Style Volume... 53 Supplied Accessories.. 5, 74 Sustain (Footswitch).. 9 Sustain (Panel)... 44 Synchro Start... 19, 53

Waiting... 33

XGlite... 5

YES... 40

Limited Warranty
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Selecting the Guide Function Type. 139
Connecting External MIDI Devices ([MIDI] Terminals).. 194 Connecting a Computer or USB Device. 194
Connecting a Computer ([USB TO HOST] and [MIDI] Terminals).. 194 Connecting to a USB-type LAN Adaptor and USB Storage Device (via the [USB TO DEVICE] Terminal). 195
Recording Your Performance.. 141
Recording Methods.. 141 Editing a Recorded Song. 156

What is MIDI?.. 197

MIDI Settings.. 201
Basic Operation.. 201 Pre-Programmed MIDI Templates.. 201 MIDI System Settings... 203 MIDI Transmit Settings.. 203 MIDI Receive Settings... 204 Setting the Bass Note for Style Playback via MIDI Receive.. 204 Setting the Chord Type for Style Playback via MIDI Receive.. 205
Using Your Instrument with Other Devices


Troubleshooting.. 206 Specifications.. 211 Index.. 213
Using, Creating and Editing Voices
Using, Creating and Editing the Auto Accompaniment Styles

The Multi Pads

Registering and Recalling Custom Panel Setups
Using, Creating and Editing Songs
Connecting the PSR-3000/1500 Directly to the Internet
Using a Microphone (PSR-3000)

Application Index

Starting up before turning the power on
Setting up the music rest..... page 18 Connecting headphones..... page 18 Turning the power on/off..... page 17
Listening to the PSR-3000/1500
Playing the Demos..... page 24 Playing songs..... page 35 Playing a Preset Song.... page 35 Turning parts (channels) of the Song on/off.... page 140 Adjusting the balance between the Song and keyboard... page 138 Playing Styles..... page 102 Playing Preset Styles.... page 103 Turning parts (channels) of the Style on/off.... page 104 Adjusting the balance between the Style and keyboard... page 107 Playing the Multi Pads..... page 51

Playing the Keyboard

Selecting a Voice (RIGHT1) and playing the keyboard... page 77 Playing two or three Voices simultaneously.... page 78 Playing different Voices with the left and right hands.... page 80 Playing the drum/percussion Voices.... page 76 Setting the touch sensitivity of the keyboard... page 27 Turning Initial Touch on or off for each keyboard part (RIGHT1, 2, LEFT)... page 77 Setting the Modulation wheel for each keyboard part (RIGHT 1, 2, LEFT)... page 33

Controlling and adjusting the pitch
Adjusting the overall pitch of the PSR-3000/1500...Master Tune.. page 81 Tuning the individual notes of the keyboard...Scale Tune.. page 81 Adjusting the octave of the keyboard Transposing notes (Master Transpose, Keyboard Transpose, Song Transpose).. page 58 Setting [TRANSPOSE] button to independently control separate parts Using the PITCH BEND wheel..... page 32 Using the MODULATION wheel..... page 33
Singing with a connected microphone (PSR-3000)
Connecting a microphone to the PSR-3000/1500... page 190 Automatically applying vocal harmonies to your voice..Vocal Harmony. page 56 Singing while following along with the Lyrics on the display... page 55 Singing while following along with the Lyrics on a separate TV monitor... page 55 Singing with the Guide functions and Song playback.... page 40 Using the Talk Setting.... page 187 Matching the Song Transpose setting to a comfortable singing pitch.. page 58 Matching the Keyboard Transpose setting to a comfortable singing pitch... page 81
Live performance tips and techniques
Assigning specic panel operations/functions for foot control... page 191 Calling up Registration Memory numbers in custom-set order..Registration Sequence. page 132 Using a foot pedal to change Registration Memory numbers... page 191 Using the Fade In/Out..... pages 47, 48
Group performance tips and techniques
Independently transposing the Song and keyboard pitch to match your singing range.. page 55 Tuning the overall sound of the PSR-3000/1500 to match other instruments.. page 81 Synchronizing the PSR-3000/1500 to other MIDI instruments... page 201

Other Tips

Registering your name to the PSR-3000/1500.... page 21 Importing custom icons for Voice/Style/Song indications in the Selection display.. page 70 Displaying the bank select and program numbers in the Voice Selection display... page 205
What can you do with the PSR-3000/1500?
Explore the Demos (page 24)
These not only showcase the stunning voices and styles of the instrument, they introduce you to the various functions and features and give you hands-on experience using the PSR-3000/1500!
Vocal Harmony (PSR-3000 only)
Add automatic vocal backing to your singing (page 180)
The amazing Vocal Harmony feature (on the PSR-3000) automatically produces backup vocal harmonies for lead vocals that you sing into a microphone. You can even change the gender of the harmony voices for example, letting you add female backup to your own male voice (or vice versa).

Playback previously recorded songs (page 35, 54, 135)
Enjoy a wide variety of preset songs as well as songs on commercially available disks.
Back up your performance with Auto Accompaniment (page 45, 102)
Playing a chord with your left hand automatically plays the auto accompaniment backing. Select an accompaniment style such as pop, jazz, Latin, etc. and let the PSR-3000/1500 be your backing band!

Multi Pads

Add spice to your performance with special dynamic phrases (page 51, 126)
By simply pressing one of the Multi Pads, you can play short rhythmic or melodic phrases. You can also create your original Multi Pad phrases by recording them directly from the keyboard.
The large LCD (together with the various panel buttons) provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control of the PSR-3000/1500s operations.


Call up the perfect accompaniment style (page 52, 107)
If you know what song you want to play, but you dont know which style or voice would be right for it, let the Music Finder help you. Just select the song title, and the PSR-3000/ 1500 automatically calls up the most appropriate style and voice.
Enjoy a huge variety of realistic voices (page 29, 76)
The PSR-3000/1500 features a wealth of exceptionally authentic and dynamic voices including piano, strings, woodwinds, and more!

Organ Flutes

Craft your own organ voices (page 99)
This special function not only gives you a full set of rich and luscious organ sounds, it also lets you create your own original organ voices, just as on a traditional organ, by increasing and decreasing the ute footages, and adding percussive sounds.


Record your performances (page 42, 141)
With the powerful and easy-to-use song recording features, you can record your own keyboard performances, and create your own complete, fully orchestrated compositions which you can then save to the USER drive or a SmartMedia for future recall.

USB TO DEVICE terminal

Connect the instrument directly to the Internet (page 165) or to the USB storage device (page 195)
Connecting the LAN adaptor with the USB type to this terminal lets you access the web site on the internet and download song data. Connecting the USB storage device (such as oppy disk and hard disk drive) to this terminal lets you save various types of data created on the instrument.

USB TO HOST terminal

Make music with a computer quickly and easily (page 194)
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds all from a single PSR-3000/ 1500!

Press the SONG [PLAY/PAUSE] button to play back the recorded performance.
Save the recorded performance.
Press the [SONG SELECT] button to call up the Song selection display. Press the TAB []/[] buttons to select the appropriate tab (USER, CARD, etc.) to which you want to save the data. Select USER to save the data to internal memory, or select CARD to save the data to a SmartMedia card. Press the [6] (SAVE) button to call up the le naming display. Enter the le name (page 71). Press the [8] (OK) button to save the le. To cancel the Save operation, press the [8] (CANCEL) button.
CAUTION The recorded song will be lost if you change to another Song or you turn the power off without executing the Save operation.
When the following message appears: Song changed. Save?/Song speichern?/ Song modi. Sauv.?/Song cambiado. Guardar?/Salvare Song? The recorded data has not yet been saved. To save the data, press the [G] (YES) button to open the Song selection display and save the data (see above). To cancel the operation, press the [H] (NO) button.
Playing Backing Parts with the performance assistant Technology
This feature makes it exceptionally easy to play the backing parts along with Song playback.
n Before using performance assistant technology To use the performance assistant technology, the Song must contain chord data. If the Song contains this data, the current chord name will be displayed in the Main display during Song playback, letting you easily check whether the Song contains chord data or not.
In these example instructions, use the Songs in the SampleSongs folder.
Press the [PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT] button to turn the feature on.
The instrument automatically matches your performance on the keyboard to the Song playback and chords, no matter what keys you play. It even changes the sound according to the way you play. Try playing in the three different ways below.
Playing the left and right hand together Playing the left and right hand together Playing the left hand and right hand (method 1). (method 2). alternately.

Press the [HELP] button to call up the Help display.
If necessary, use the [6]/[7] buttons to select the language. Select one of the features you want to try by using the [1] [5] buttons. Press the [8] button to conrm your selection. A display explaining the selected feature appears. Use the TAB [][] buttons to select different pages if the there are additional pages (The P1, P2, etc., tabs appear.) Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous display.
The Messages Shown in the Display
A message (information or conrmation dialog) sometimes appears on the screen to facilitate operation. When the message appears, simply press the appropriate button.
Selecting message language You can select the desired language of the display messages in the Help display (see above).
In this example, press the [F] (YES) button to start formatting the SmartMedia card.
Instant Selection of the DisplaysDirect Access
Instant Selection of the Displays Direct Access
With the convenient Direct Access function, you can instantly call up the desired displaywith just a single additional button press.
Press the [DIRECT ACCESS] button. A message appears in the display prompting you to press the appropriate button. Press the button corresponding to the desired setting display to instantly call up that display. Refer to the separate Data List for a list of the displays that can be called up with the Direct Access function. Example of calling up the Guide function display Press the [DIRECT ACCESS] button, then press the [GUIDE] button.
Returning to the Main display Heres a convenient way to return to the Main display from any other display: Simply press the [DIRECT ACCESS] button, then the [EXIT] button.
Basic Displays (Main Display and File Selection Display)
There are two basic display types Main and Selection. Here are explanations of each display segment and its basic operation.

Main Display

The Main display shows the current basic settings of the instrument such as the currently selected Voice and Style, allowing you to see them at a single glance. The Main display is the one youll usually see when you play the keyboard.
Returning to the Main display Heres a convenient way to return to the Main display from any other display: Simply press the [DIRECT ACCESS] button, then the [EXIT] button. 8 ) @ # $ !

Press one of the VOICE buttons to call up the Voice selection display for the Right 2 part.
Press one of the [A][J] buttons to select a Voice.
Play the keyboard. Press the PART ON/OFF [RIGHT 2] button again to turn it off.
Switching the Right 2 part on/off with a pedal You can use a pedal to switch the Right 2 part on/off (when the Right 2 part is appropriately assigned; page 191). This is useful for turning the Right 2 part on and off while you play.
Playing Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands (Right 1 and Left Parts)
You can play different Voices with the Left and Right Hands (Right 1 and Left parts).
For the selected part, a mark appears at the right of the Voice name in the Main display.
Make sure the PART ON/OFF [RIGHT 1] button is turned on. Press the PART ON/OFF [LEFT] button to turn it on.
Press one of the VOICE buttons to call up the Voice selection display for the Left part.
Switching the Left part on/off with a pedal You can use a pedal to switch the Left part on/off (when the Left part is appropriately assigned; page 191). This is useful for turning the Left part on and off while you play.
Press one of the [A][J] buttons to select a Voice. Play the keyboard. Press the PART ON/OFF [LEFT] button again to turn it off.

Changing Pitch

Transpose the pitch of the keyboard up or down (in semitones). Transposing during performance You can easily set the desired transposition of the overall sound of the instrument by pressing the TRANSPOSE []/[+] buttons. Transposing before performance Change the transpose settings in the MIXING CONSOLE display. You can set the transposition for the keyboard pitch (KBD), song playback (SONG), or overall sound of the instrument (MASTER), respectively. 1 Call up the operation display. [MIXING CONSOLE] TAB [][] TUNE 2 Use the [1][3] buttons to set the transposition.
Fine-tuning the Pitch of the Entire Instrument
You can ne-tune the pitch of the entire instrumentuseful when you play the PSR-3000/1500 along with other instruments or CD music.
Please note that the Tune function does not affect the Drum Kit or SFX Kit Voices.
Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [A] MASTER TUNE/SCALE TUNE TAB [] MASTER TUNE Use the [4]/[5] buttons to set the tuning. Press the 4 or 5s [] and [] buttons simultaneously to reset the value to the factory setting of 440.0 Hz.
Hz (Hertz): This unit of measurement refers to the frequency of a sound and represents the number of times a sound wave vibrates in a second.

Scale Tuning

You can select various scales for playing in custom tunings for specic historical periods or music genres.
Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [A] MASTER TUNE/SCALE TUNE TAB [] SCALE TUNE Select the desired part for which you want to set the scale by using the [6]/[7] buttons. Checkmark the box by pressing the [8] button. Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the desired scale. The tuning of each note for the currently selected scale is indicated in the keyboard illustration at the upper right of the display.

Use the [5]/[6] buttons to determine the length (number of measures) of the selected section. Actually enter the specied length for the selected section by pressing the [D] (EXECUTE) button. Start recording by pressing the Style Control [START/STOP] button. Playback of the specied section starts. Since the accompaniment pattern plays back repeatedly in a loop, you can record individual sounds one by one, listening to the previous sounds as they play. For information on recording to channels other than the rhythm channels (RHY1, 2), refer to the section Rules when recording non-rhythm channels (see below). To continue recording with another channel, simultaneously hold down the [F] (REC CH) button and press the appropriate [1][8] button to specify the channel, then play the keyboard. Stop recording by pressing the Style Control [START/STOP] button. Press the [I] (SAVE) button to call up the Style Selection display to save your data. Save the data in the Style Selection display (page 67).
CAUTION The recorded Style will be lost if you change to another Style or you turn the power off without executing the Save operation (page 67).
Deleting the recorded rhythm channel (RHY 1, 2) To delete a specic instrument sound, simultaneously hold down the [E] (RHY CLEAR) button (from the display where the recorded channels are shown) and press the appropriate key.
Rules when recording non-rhythm channels Use only the CM7 scale tones when recording the BASS and PHRASE channels (i.e., C, D, E, G, A, and B). Use only the chord tones when recording the CHORD and PAD channels (i.e., C, E, G, and B).
C = Chord notes C, R = Recommended notes


Any desired chord or chord progression can be used for the INTRO and ENDING sections.
Using the data recorded here, the auto accompaniment (Style playback) is appropriately converted depending on the chord changes you make during your performance. The chord which forms the basis for this note conversion is called the Source Chord, and is set by default to CM7 (as in the example illustration above). You can change the Source Chord (its root and type) from the PARAMETER display on page 122. Keep in mind that when you change the Source Chord from the default CM7 to another chord, the chord notes and recommended notes will also change. For details on chord notes and recommended notes, see page 123.
Changing the Source Chord If you want to record the pattern with a Source Chord other than CM7, set the PLAY ROOT and PLAY CHORD parameters on the PARAMETER page (page 122) before recording.

Step Recording (EDIT)

The explanation here applies when selecting the EDIT tab in step 4 of Realtime Recording (page 113).
In the EDIT display, you can record notes with absolutely precise timing. This Step Recording procedure is essentially the same as that for Song Recording (page 116), with the exception of the points listed below: In the Song Creator, the End Mark position can be changed freely; in the Style Creator, it cannot be changed. This is because the length of the Style is automatically xed, depending on the selected section. For example, if you create a Style based on a section of four measures length, the End Mark position is automatically set to the end of the fourth measure, and cannot be changed in the Step Recording display. Recording channels can be changed in the Song Creator 1-16 tab display; however, they cannot be changed in the Style Creator. Select the recording channel in the BASIC tab display. In the Style Creator, only the channel data and System Exclusive messages can be entered. You can switch between the two types of lists by pressing the [F] button. Chord and Lyrics data are not available.


DYNAMICS This changes the velocity/volume (or accent) of certain notes in the Style playback. The Dynamics settings are applied to each channel or all channels of the selected Style.
CHANNEL ACCENT TYPE STRENGTH EXPAND/COMP. Selects the desired channel (part) to which Dynamics is to be applied. Determines the type of accent appliedin other words, which notes in the part(s) are emphasized with the Dynamics settings. Determines how strongly the selected Accent Type (above) will be applied. The higher the value, the stronger the effect. Expands or compresses the range of velocity values. Values higher than 100% expand the dynamic range, while values lower than 100% compress it. Boosts or cuts all velocity values in the selected section/channel. Values above 100% boost the overall velocity, while values below 100% reduce it.


Editing Data for Each Channel (CHANNEL)
The explanation here applies when you select the CHANNEL tab in step 4 of Basic Operation for Editing Styles (page 118).
Press the [A]/[B] button to select the edit menu (see below).
Use the [1]/[2] (CHANNEL) buttons to select the channel to be edited. The selected channel is shown at the upper left of the display. Use the [4][8] buttons to edit the data. For details on editable parameters, see below. Press the [D] (EXECUTE) button to actually enter the edits for each display. After the operation is completed, you can execute the edition and this button changes to [UNDO], letting you restore the original data if youre not satised with the results of the edit. The Undo function only has one level; only the previous operation can be undone. Press the [I] (SAVE) button to call up the Style Selection display to save your data. Save the data in the Style Selection display (page 67).
Same as in the Song Creator (page 159), with the exception of the two additional available parameters below. C Eighth notes with swing C Sixteenth notes with swing Boosts or cuts the velocity of all notes in the specied channel, according to the percentage specied here. This function allows data to be copied from one measure or group of measures to another location within the specied channel. SOURCE species the rst (TOP) and last (LAST) measures in the region to be copied. DEST species the rst measure of the destination location, to which the data is to be copied. This function clears all data from the specied range of measures within the selected channel. This function lets you remove specic events from the selected channel.

For Singing

Karao-key This function lets you control the Song playback timing with just one nger, while you sing along. This is useful for singing to your own performance. Song playback pauses, waiting for you to sing. Simply play a key on the keyboard and the Song playback continues. Vocal CueTIME (PSR-3000) This function lets you practice singing with the proper pitch. Song playback pauses, waiting for you to sing. When you sing with proper pitch, Song playback continues.
Turning playback channels of the Song on and off A Song consists of 16 separate channels. You can independently turn each channel of the selected Song playback on or off. Usually, CH 1 is assigned to [TRACK 1] button, CH 2 is assigned to [TRACK 2] button, and CH 316 are assigned to the [EXTRA TRACKS] button.
1 Press the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] button to call up the Song CHANNEL ON/OFF display. If the display shown below does not appear, press the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] button again.
2 Use the [1][8] buttons to turn each channel on or off. If you want to play back only one particular channel (muting all other channels), press and hold down one of the [1][8] buttons corresponding to the desired channel. To cancel solo playback, press the same button again.
You can record your own performances and save them to the User tab display or a external storage devices, such as a SmartMedia card. Several different recording methods are available: Quick Recording which lets you record performance conveniently and quickly, Multi track Recording which lets you record several different parts to multiple channels, and Step Recording which lets you enter notes one by one. You can also edit the Songs youve recorded.
The microphone input signal can not be recorded.
Internal memory (User tab displays) capacity The internal memory capacity of the instrument is about 3.3MB. This capacity applies to all le types, including Voice, Style, Song, and Registration data les.

Recording Methods

There are three methods as shown below.
Realtime Recording Quick Recording page 141
This convenient and simple recording method lets you quickly record your performanceuseful, for example, in recording solo piano pieces. You can record to the [TRACK 1 (R)] or [TRACK 2 (L)] button, and also to the [EXTRA TRACKS (STYLE)] track, which can be used for recording at the same time. This lets you record a whole Song including several different instrument parts, to create the sound of a full band or orchestra. Record the performance of each instrument part one by one and create fully orchestrated compositions. You can also record over already-recorded parts of an existing Song (Preset Song or a Song on an external device, such as SmartMedia card) with your own performance.

Event types shown on the 116 tab display
Note The individual note of a Song. Includes the note number which corresponds to the key which was played, plus a velocity value based on how hard the key is played, and the gate time value (the length of a note). Settings to control the Voice, such as volume, pan, lter and effect depth (edited via the Mixing Console described on page 86), etc. MIDI program change number for selecting a Voice. Data for changing the pitch of a Voice continuously. This event is generated when pressure is applied to a key after the note is played.

Ctrl (Control Change)

Prog (Program Change) P.Bnd (Pitch Bend) A.T. (After Touch)
Event types shown on the CHORD tab display
Style Tempo Chord Sect OnOff CH.Vol S.Vol Style tempo chord root, chord type, on bass chord Accompaniment Style Section (Intro, Main, Fill In, Break, Ending) On/off status for each part (channel) of the Accompaniment Style Volume for each part (channel) of the Accompaniment Style Overall volume of the Accompaniment Style
Displaying Specic Types of Events (FILTER)
In the edit displays various types of events are shown. It may sometimes be difcult to pinpoint the ones you want to edit. This is where the Filter function comes in handy. It lets you determine which event types will be shown in the edit displays.
Press the [H] (FILTER) button in the edit displays. Select the event type by using the [2][5] buttons. Checkmark (show) or remove the checkmark for the selected item by using the [6]/[7] buttons. [H](ALL ON)..Checkmarks for all event types. [I] (NOTE/CHORD)..Selects only NOTE/CHORD data. [J] (INVERT).Reverses the checkmark settings for all boxes. In other words, this enters checkmarks to all boxes that were previously unchecked and vice versa. Press the [EXIT] button to execute the settings.
Pressing the [C][E] buttons calls up the respective Filter displays as shown below. MAIN..Call up the Main Filter display. CTRL CHG..Call up the Control Change Filter display. STYLE..Call up the Accompaniment Style Filter Display.
Editing System Exclusive Events (SYS/EX.)


P. 195

P. 194

P. 191

P. 190
Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the power of all the components. Also, before turning any components on or off, make sure to set all volume levels to minimum (0). Otherwise, electrical shock or damage to the components may occur.
[OUTPUT] Jacks (Standard phone jacks of [L/L+R] and [R])
When these are connected, you can use the instruments [MASTER VOLUME] control to adjust the volume of the sound output to the external device. Connect the instruments OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks and the input jacks of a pair of powered speakers using appropriate audio cables. Use only the [L/L+R] jack for connection with a monaural device.

Audio cable

Connecting Audio & Video Devices
Use audio cables and adaptor plugs having no (zero) resistance.

Phone plug (standard)

Phone plug (standard) Input jack
1 Using External Audio Devices for
Playback and Recording ([OUTPUT] Jacks, [AUX OUT (LEVEL FIXED)] Jacks, [OPTICAL OUT] Jack)


Powered speakers
You can connect these jacks to a stereo system to amplify the instruments sound or to a cassette tape recorder or an audio device for recording your performance. The microphone or guitar sound connected to the instruments [MIC./LINE IN] jack) is output at the same time. Refer to the diagrams below and use audio cables for connection. These jacks are located on the underside jacks panel of the instrument.
When the instruments sound is output to an external device, rst turn on the power to the instrument, then to the external device. Reverse this order when you turn the power off. Do not route the output from the [OUTPUT] [AUX OUT (LEVEL FIXED)] jacks to the [AUX IN] jacks. If you make this connection, the signal input at the [AUX IN] jacks is output from the [OUTPUT] [AUX OUT (LEVEL FIXED)] jacks. These connections could result in a feedback loop that will make normal performance impossible, and may even damage both pieces of equipment.
(RCA pin jacks of [L]and [R]) When these are connected (with RCA pin plug; LEVEL FIXED), the sound is output to the external device at a xed level, regardless of the [MASTER VOLUME] control setting. Use these when controlling volume with an external audio system, or recording the instruments sound to an external audio system. Connect the instruments AUX OUT [L]/[R] (LEVEL FIXED) jacks and the AUX IN jacks of an external audio system using appropriate audio cables.

Pin plug

Pin plug AUX IN

Stereo system

2 Playing External Audio Devices with

the Built-in Speakers

The stereo outputs from another instrument can be connected to these jacks, allowing the sound of an external instrument to be reproduced via the instruments speakers. Connect the output jacks (LINE OUT etc.) of an external synthesizer or the tone generator module and the instruments AUX IN [L/L+R]/[R] jacks using appropriate audio cables.

Video out settings

Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [G] VIDEO OUT Select the video equipment standard NTSC or PAL by using the [1] button. Select the contents of the Video Out signalthe current display contents (LCD) or lyrics (LYR ICS)by using the [3]/[4] buttons.
LINE OUT Synthesizer Tone generator
When the sound of an external device is output to the instrument, rst turn on the power to the external device, then to the instrument. Reverse this order when you turn the power off.
Use only the [L/L+R] jack for connection with a monaural device. The instruments [MASTER VOLUME] setting affects the input signal from the [AUX IN] jacks.
3 Showing the Instruments Display
Contents on a Separate TV Monitor (PSR-3000)
4 Connecting a Microphone or Guitar ([MIC./LINE IN] jack) (PSR-3000)
By connecting a microphone to the [MIC./LINE IN] jack (standard 1/4" phone jack) located on the left underside of the instrument, you can enjoy singing along with Song playback (KARAOKE) or with your own performance. The instrument outputs your vocals or guitar sounds through the built-in speakers. For instructions on connecting, see page 54. Please note that when connecting devices of high output level, make sure to set the [MIC. LINE] switch to LINE.
Connect the instrument to an external TV monitor, and you can have the current display contents or lyrics (for group sing-alongs and the like) displayed on the TV. For instructions on connecting, see page 55.
Set the NTSC or PAL to correspond to the standard used by your video equipment. When LYRICS is selected as the contents of the Video Out signal, only the lyrics of the song are output via VIDEO OUT, regardless of the display that is called up on the instrument. Avoid looking at the television or video monitor for prolonged periods of time since doing so could damage your eyesight. Take frequent breaks and focus your eyes on distant objects to avoid eyestrain.

MIDI transmission/reception via the USB terminal and MIDI terminals The relationship between the [MIDI] terminals and the [USB] terminal which can be used for transmitting/ receiving 32 channels (16 channels x 2 ports) of the MIDI messages is as follows:
MIDI reception MIDI transmission [USB TO [MIDI OUT] jack HOST] jack

RECEIVE display

MIDI Receive Settings

[MIDI IN] jack

[USB TO HOST] jack

Port handling USB1 USB2

MIDI/USB1 0116

USB2 0116

The explanations here apply to the RECEIVE display to be called up in step 4 of the Basic Operation on page 201. This determines which parts will receive MIDI data and over which MIDI channels the data will be received.

BASS display

Setting the Bass Note for Style Playback via MIDI Receive
The explanations here apply to the BASS display to be called up in step 4 of the Basic Operation on page 201. These settings let you determine the bass note for Style playback, based on the note messages received via MIDI. The note on/off messages received at the channel(s) set to ON are recognized as the bass note of the chord of Style playback. The bass note will be detected regardless of the [ACMP ON/OFF] or split point settings. When several channels are simultaneously set to ON, the bass note is detected from merged MIDI data received over the channels.
Operation Select the channel to be received and the part via which the selected channel will be received. You can also determine the types of data to be received.
The PSR-3000/1500 can receive MIDI messages over 32 channels (16 channels x 2 ports) by USB connection. With the exception of the two parts below, the conguration of the parts is the same as those already explained elsewhere in this manual.
Displaying the Voice Program Change Number
Determines whether or not the Voice bank and number are shown in the Voice selection display. This is useful when you want to check which bank select MSB/LSB values and program change number you need to specify when selecting the Voice from an external MIDI device. You can set this in the display called up by the following operations: [FUNCTION] [I] UTILITY TAB []/[] CONFIG 2. Switch the DISPLAY VOICE NUMBER menu ON and OFF.
Operation Select the channel and set the ON/OFF for that channel. Use the All OFF item to set all channels to OFF.



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