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Digital Piano Users Manual
Digital Piano Users Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Concerto digital piano. For optimal operation and security, please read this
manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
Important Safety Instructions
Please read the following carefully before use:
• Do not expose the piano to high temperatures, direct sunlight and excessively dusty places.
• Do not place the piano too close to other electrical appliances such as a television or radio, it may cause interference.
• Do not place the piano in a high humidity area. Avoid putting containers with liquid on top of the piano to prevent an accidental spill which could damage the internal electronics of the piano.
• Always unplug cables by gripping the plug firmly, but not pulling on the cable.
• Do not apply excessive force to the switches and buttons.
• When the piano is not in use or during a thunderstorm, disconnect the power supply.
• Avoid adjusting the volume level to the maximum or to the level that make you feel uncomfortable. We recommend you limit the volume level to two-thirds of the max to prevent damage to the speakers and/or headphones.
• Unplug the power cable before cleaning the piano and never connect or disconnect the power cable with a wet hand.
• Check and clean the power plug periodically.
• To avoid damage to the piano and other devices to which it is connected, turn the power switches of all related devices off prior to connecting or disconnecting cables.
• Clean the piano with a dry soft cloth. A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove dirt.
• Never use cleaners such as thinner or alcohol. Use a lens cleaning tissue to clean the surface of the LCD display.
• If the piano cable is damaged, do not use the piano. Otherwise it may become a fire or electrical hazard.
• The piano may malfunction due to improper handling, if this occurs, switch off the piano and switch on again after 30 seconds.
• Do not attempted to disassemble or repair the piano by yourself. Any modification of the internal parts may void your warranty. If the piano is not working properly, please contact an approved repair facility.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this instrument to rain or moisture.
CAUTION: This instrument should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should not be placed on the instrument.
www.williamspianos.com Williams Concerto Thanks for choosing the Williams Concerto digital piano Thank you for purchasing this Digital Piano. The use of high technology and the most advanced sampling technique brings you high quality sound and enjoyment.
The combination of digital piano and electronic keyboard features let you perform perfectly. We hope this skillfully built digital piano will able to explore your creativity, and brings you unlimited happiness and music enjoyment.
Before you use the piano, we recommend you to read through this manual.
Please keep this instruction manual for future reference.
If you have done the above procedures you are now safe to turn on the piano.
CAUTION: When the piano is not in use or during a thunderstorm, disconnect the power.
Using Headphones An optional set of stereo headphones can be connected to the headphones jack located on the left underside of the piano body. When a pair of headphones is connected to the jack, the internal speakers will switch off automatically.
CAUTION: Never use the headphones with high volume, as it may damage your sense of hearing. To prevent damage to the speakers, ensure that the volume is set to the minimum level before connecting the power and other devices.
Using the AUX.OUT jack Connect the rear-panel AUX.OUT jack to amplified speakers, amplifiers or domestic hi-fi units for external amplification.
Note: Connect both left (L) and right (R) channels for the stereo result. If you only connect either one of the channels, the connected channel will only take effect.
Using the Foot Pedals Connect the plug of the foot pedal unit to the pedal jack on the rear panel.
Using the MIDI IN/OUT Jack MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. MIDI is a worldwide standard that makes it possible for various electronic musical instruments to communicate with other MIDI devices.
MIDI IN: Data transmitted from other MIDI instrument via MIDI, is received at this terminal.
MIDI OUT: Data produced by the Digital Piano is transmitted to other MIDI instruments via MIDI from this terminal.
2. Demonstration This Digital Piano comes with 10 demo songs for showing you the possibilities of the piano. To playback the demo
songs, follow the instructions below:
DEMO Press the SONG button, the demo song start to play back.
There are 10 demo songs and they can play continually.
When you press the SONG button during playback, the song playing currently will stop and will skip to the next song. During the playback you can use the numeric keypad or the (+) and (-) keys to select the songs.
To stop playback, press the START/STOP button.
Note: During the demo song playback, the digital piano is unable to play.
www.williamspianos.com Williams Concerto Voices and Effects Select a Voice The Voice Select mode is the default mode every time the piano is turned on and VOICE 01 is selected. At this time you can use the numeric keypad or the (+) and (-) keys to select another voice.
When you are choosing Voice 01-99 at the status of VOICE 1 or VOICE 2, you can use the numeric keypad to input the number of your desired voice directly.
Three digits voice number are entered by first pressing the +100 button, then press the remaining two digits in sequence.
Dual Voice This digital piano features dual voice option which allow you to hear two different sounds for every note played.
1. When VOICE 1 is showing on the display, press the DUAL button, and VOICE 2 appears in the display.
Now input the second voice digits.
2. Press the DUAL button again to turn this function off.
NOTE: Dual Voice function only works with full keyboard playing or right-hand playing.
Harmony The digital piano has three different harmony settings. It transforms simple one-note melodies into fully orchestrated pieces.
1. When the piano is turned on, the harmony function is in the off status, press the HARMONY button once, then the word OFF will appear in the display.
2. When OFF is showing in the display, press HARMONY button once, at this time the select indicator points to HARMONY in the display and the harmony value switch goes from OFF to 01. Now play a key on the left side of the keyboard to turn on the auto accompaniment, then play a key on the right to hear the harmony effect.
3. When you are in harmony 01 status, press the HARMONY button once and 02 will appear in the display.
If you would like to switch to harmony 03, press the HARMONY button again. Now play a single note on the right side of the keyboard. If you selected harmony type 01, you will hear two notes play.
Select harmony type 02 and play the same chord and single note again, this time you will hear a three note chord on the right hand for every single note played.
Select harmony type 03 and play the same chord and single note again, this time you will hear an octave intervals for every single note played.
4. To turn off the harmony function, press the HARMONY button until OFF appears in the display.
Note: If the keys on the left side are in Normal or Split mode, the harmony effect will not take effect. If the Harmony function is turned on, the right side of the keyboard will take effect. During recording, the harmony effect will not work. If you start recording when the harmony function is turned on, the function will turn off automatically.
Drum Kit The digital piano features 7 drum sounds. Voices 141-147 are where the drum sets are located. To select a drum set, please refer to the section “Select a Voice” on page 8.
www.williamspianos.com Williams Concerto Digital Effects The digital piano has 8 Reverb and 8 Chorus effects.
To adjust reverb type and levels:
1. Press the REVERB button, and two values appear on the display. The one on the left is the reverb type, and the other is the reverb level.
2. Press and hold the REVERB button, the reverb type will start to flash, and you then can change the reverb type by selecting a number(0-7) with the numeric keypad. When the reverb type is selected, the reverb level will start to flash, now you can use the same method as selecting reverb type to select reverb level (0-7).
To adjust chorus type and levels:
1. Press the CHORUS button, and two values will appear on the display. The one on the left is chorus type, the other is the chorus level.
2. Press and hold the CHORUS button, the chorus type value will start to flash. You then can change the chorus type by selecting a number (0-7) with the numeric keypad.
When the chorus type is selected, the chorus level will start to flash. Now you can use the same method as selecting chorus type to select chorus level (0-7).
Note: When the Reverb and Chorus levels are set to “0”, the effects are turned off. The default Reverb type and level are both set to 4; the default Chorus type and level are both set to “0”, as in “off ” status.
Touch Response Keyboard The keyboard on this digital piano is velocity sensitive. This means the harder you play on the keys, the louder the sound becomes, just like an acoustic piano. The touch response can be turn on and off at any time. At the default, the touch response is turned on. Press the TOUCH button to turn the touch response on and off as desired.
Octave Down Control When you are playing in Normal mode, you can shift the current voice down one octave in real time. In the Fingered, Single Fingered and Split mode, only the right side of the keyboard will shift down one octave.
In Normal mode, press the OCTAVE DOWN button, and the octave down indicator appears in the display. Now, the entire keyboard will shift down one octave.
In Fingered, Single Fingered and Split mode press the OCTAVE DOWN button, and the octave down indicator appears in the display. Now the right section of the keyboard will shift down one octave.
To cancel the octave down function, press the OCTAVE DOWN button again and the octave down indicator turns off.
www.williamspianos.com Williams Concerto Split Keyboard To play on a split keyboard with one or two voices on the right section (Upper keyboard) and one voice on the left (Lower keyboard), press the MODE button as many times as necessary until the select indicator points to the SPLIT function.
Select a Split Point
1. Press and hold the SPLIT POINT button. The display shows the current Split point setting expressed as a note on the keyboard. The default setting corresponds to note F#3. (If you release the SPLIT POINT button, the display returns to the previous view).
2. While still holding the SPLIT POINT button, press a key corresponding to the new Split point.
(Note: You can also use the (+) or (-) buttons to incrementally change the split point).
3. To exit the Split mode, press the MODE button as many times as necessary until the select indicator points to NORMAL. To play with two layered sounds on the Upper keyboard and one on the lower, simply press the DUAL button while you are in SPLIT mode.
Note: In the SPLIT mode, if you feel the ratio of the Lower and Upper sections does not meet your requirements, you can proceed to further adjustment with the MIXER CONTROL function as described later in this manual.