Concertmate 990 Electronic Keyboard
(420-4040)                Operation I                 Faxback Doc. # 40947


1.  Set VOLUME to MIN (minimum).

    Important:  To prevent hearing damage, always set the Concertmate 990's
                volume to its lowest level (MIN) before you turn it on.

2.  To turn on the Concertmate 990, press POWER.  The POWER indicator lights
    and the display turns on.

    Note:  To save power, the keyboard is set to automatically turn off 
           after about 6 minutes if you do not press a key.  To turn the
           keyboard on again, press POWER.  To cancel the auto power off
           feature, see "Special Functions," Faxback Doc. # 40948.

3.  Set MODE to NORMAL.

4.  Begin playing the keyboard.

    Notes:

    The Concertmate 990 automatically selects the tone GND PIANO (No. 00)
    when you turn the power on the first time.  Each time you turn it on
    after that, it recalls the last selected tone.  To select a different
    tone, see "Using the Preset Tones."

    To select an auto-rhythm, see "Using the Preset Auto-Rhythms."

    To play auto accompaniment, see "Using Auto Accompaniment."

5.  Slide VOLUME toward MAX to increase the sound level or toward MIN to
    decrease it.

6.  To turn off the Concertmate 990, press POWER.  The red POWER indicator
    and the keyboard's display turn off.

PLAYING THE DEMONSTRATION TUNES

To showcase its many sounds, your Concertmate 990 can play two preprogrammed
demonstration tunes.

To start the demonstration, press DEMO.

The Concertmate 990 begins to play the first demonstration tune (No. 0).
To select the other tune, press + or - on the keypad.  The selected tune's
number appears, and the tune begins to play.

Watch the display and see how it shows the music in play.  The right column
score shows the notes playing; the bottom "keyboard" shows which keys are
pressed.  On the middle row right, the display shows the number of the
measure playing and the beat count in each measure.  At the center of the
display is the tempo of the music.  Below this is the level of sound on
each of 16 channels.

USING THE PRESET TONES

Your Concertmate 990 can sound like 200 different musical instruments or
sound effects.  The name and three-digit number of each preset tone is
listed on the Concertmate 990's top panel.

Notes:

The Concertmate 990 has 24-note (maximum) polyphonic sound.  This means 
that you can play up to 24 different notes at the same time with most of
the keyboard's preset tones.  Many of the keyboard's preset tones, however,
are capable of only 12-note polyphony.

Most tones on this keyboard have been recorded and processed using a
technique called digital sampling.  To ensure a high level of tonal quality,
samples are taken in the low, mid, and high ranges and then combined to
sound amazingly close to the originals.  You might notice very slight
differences in volume or sound quality for some tones when you play them
at different positions on the keyboard.  This is an unavoidable result of
multiple sampling and is normal.

Selecting/Playing a Preset Tone

1.  Press TONE.  TONE and the current tone's number appear.

    Note:  The Concertmate 990 automatically selects the tone GRAND PIANO
           (No. 000) the first time you turn on the power.

2.  To play a different tone, choose a preset tone from the 200 TONES list
    and enter its three-digit number on the keypad.  As you press the keys,
    the selected digits appear.  For example, to select ELEC PIANO 1, press
    0 0 4.

    Notes:

    * You can select the next highest or lowest numbered tone by simply
      pressing + or - on the keypad.

    * The names of tone numbers 128-167 are not marked on the keyboard.
      Here are the tone names in this range.

No.    Tone             No.    Tone              No.    Tone

128    SYNTH PAD 1      139    12 STR GUITAR     150    SEQUENCE 1
129    SYNTH PAD 2      140    BRASS FALL        151    SEQUENCE 2
130    TOUCH STRINGS    141    BASSSLIDE         152    SYNTH PAD 3
131    DO AHH           142    FEEDBACK GT       153    SYNTH PAD 4
132    STRINGS HIT      143    PIANO-STRINGS     154    SYNTH PAD 5
133    VIBES PIANO      144    ECHO ORGAN        155    SYNTH PAD 6
134    SAW SYNTH        145    ROTARY ORGAN      156    SYNTH PAD 7
135    TOUCH BASS       146    CHORUSED EP       157    SYNTH PAD 8
136    STRINGS PIANO    147    STRINGS GT        158    REVERSE ECHO
137    E. PIANO STRINGS 148    PAD ENS 1         159    FAST TREMOLO
138    STEREO PIANO     149    PAD ENS 2         160-   DRUM SET 1-8
                                                 167

When you select one of the drum sets (tone numbers 160-167), each keyboard
key plays a different percussion sound.

The drum set sounds change when you change the rhythm number, play back 
data stored in memory, and receive MIDI program change data.

Tone numbers 168-199 are the user tone area.

3.  Play the keyboard to hear the selected tone.

4.  Adjust the volume to the desired level.

To select a different tone, while TONE appears, simply enter the desired
tone number.

USING THE DRUM PADS

The Concertmate 990 has six drum pads that you can use to play percussion
sounds independent of the keyboard keys.  Simply tap on a drum pad to play
the percussion sound currently assigned to it.

To change the drum pad sounds, use the mixer function to change the tone
assigned to Channel 10.

USING REVERB

The REVERB feature creates ambience effects by causing the sound to linger
and reverberate.  Press REVERB so the indicator is next to the type of 
reverb you want.

HALL - creates a concert hall effect.

STAGE - creates the acoustics of a small club.

ROOM - adds the acoustics of a studio.

To turn off REVERB, press REVERB so no indicator appears on the display.

USING SPLIT

The Concertmate 990's SPLIT feature lets you play two different tones on
opposite ends of the keyboard, so the left side of the keyboard ("low-end
keys") plays one tone, and the right ("high-end keys") plays the other tone.

Follow these steps to use the keyboard SPLIT feature.

1.  Press TONE.

2.  Enter the three-digit number for the tone you want the high-end keys to
    play.

3.  Press SPLIT.  The SPLIT indicator appears.

4.  Enter the number for the tone you want the low-end keys to play.

5.  Hold down SPLIT, and press the key where you want the high-end tones
    to begin.  The selected key's name appears on the display.

    For example, if you set the split point to be F below middle C, F3
    appears.

    Note:  You can change the split point at any time.

6.  Play both the low- and high-end keys to hear the selected split tones.

To select a different low-end tone, enter the three-digit number for the
new low-end tone while the SPLIT indicator is on the display.

To select a different high-end tone, press SPLIT to turn off its indicator,
then enter the three-digit number for the new high-end tone.  Then press
SPLIT again so the SPLIT indicator appears.

To cancel SPLIT play, press SPLIT again so its indicator turns off.

Notes:  If SPLIT is on when you turn off the keyboard, SPLIT is still on the
        next time you turn on the keyboard.

        When you turn on SPLIT, the previous settings appear.

USING LAYER

The Concertmate 990 lets you set the keyboard to play two different preset
tones at the same time, creating a "layered effect" when you press one key.

Note:  The first tone you select when using LAYER is called the "base" tone
       and the second tone is called the "layer" tone.

1.  Press TONE.

2.  Enter the three-digit number for the base tone.

3.  Press LAYER.  The LAYER indicator appears.

4.  Enter the number for the layer tone on the keypad.

5.  Play the keyboard to hear the selected layered tones.

To select a different layer tone, enter the three-digit number for the new
layout tone while the LAYER indicator is on the display.

To select a different base tone, press LAYER to turn off its indicator, then
enter the three-digit number for the new base tone.  Then press LAYER again
so the LAYER indicator appears.

To cancel LAYER, press LAYER again so its indicator turns off.

Notes:

If LAYER is on when you turn off the keyboard, LAYER is still on the next
time you turn on the keyboard.

When you turn on LAYER, the previous tone settings appear.

USING SPLIT AND LAYER TOGETHER

You can combine the SPLIT and LAYER features, so you can play one layered
combination of tones on the low-end keys and another on the high-end keys.

1.  If either indicator is on, press SPLIT or LAYER to turn it off.

2.  Enter the number for the high-end base tone on the keypad.

3.  Press SPLIT so the SPLIT indicator appears.

4.  Enter the number for the low-end base tone.

5.  Press SPLIT so the SPLIT indicator disappears.

6.  Press LAYER so the LAYER indicator appears.

7.  Enter the number of the layered tone for the high-end keys.

8.  Press SPLIT.  The SPLIT indicator appears.

9.  Enter the number of the layered tone for the low-end keys.

10.  If desired, hold down SPLIT and press the key where you want the high-
     end tones to begin.

11.  Play the keyboard to hear the selected tones.

To cancel the SPLIT/LAYER combination, press each button so both the SPLIT
and LAYER indicators disappear.

USING THE PRESET AUTO-RHYTHMS

Your Concertmate 990 has 100 preset auto-rhythms that provide a steady beat
for your music.  The name and two-digit number of each preset auto-rhythm
is listed on the Concertmate 990's top panel.

You can play a preset auto-rhythm on the Concertmate 990 in any of the
following ways:

   Select and play a rhythm.
   Synchronize the start of a rhythm with your music.
   Start a rhythm with a special introduction.
   Stop a rhythm with a special ending.
   Briefly vary the pattern of a rhythm.
   Play an alternative version (variation) of a rhythm.

Selecting/Playing an Auto-Rhythm

1.  Press RHYTHM.  RHYTHM and the name and number of the current auto-
    rhythm appear on the display.

    Note:  The Concertmate 990 automatically selects the rhythm WORLD POP
           (No. 00) the first time you turn it on.  Each time you turn it
           on after that, it recalls the last selected rhythm.

2.  To select a different rhythm, choose an auto-rhythm from the 100
    RHYTHMS list and enter its two-digit number on the keypad.  For example
    to select BALLAD (No. 05), press 0 then 5.

    Note:  You can select the next highest or lowest numbered auto-rhythm
           by simply pressing + or - on the keypad.

3.  Set MODE to NORMAL.  Then press START/STOP to start the selected
    auto-rhythm.

4.  Adjust the volume to the desired level.

5.  To change the auto-rhythm speed, press TEMPO up or down.  The current
    tempo setting appears on the display.

    Notes:

    You can adjust the tempo to play an auto-rhythm from 40 to 255 beats
    per minute.

    To quickly slow down or speed up the tempo, hold down TEMPO up or down.

    You can also adjust the tempo by first pressing TEMPO up or down, then
    entering the desired number of beats per minute in three digits (040
    to 255), or by holding down + or - on the keypad.

    To reset the tempo to its default (original) speed, press TEMPO up and
    down at the same time.

6.  Play the keyboard to hear the selected preset tone along with the
    auto-rhythm.

To select a different rhythm, repeat steps 1 and 2.

To stop the auto-rhythm, press START/STOP.

Using SYNCHRO

The Concertmate 990's SYNCHRO feature lets you synchronize the start of an
auto-rhythm with the beginning of your music.

After you select and enter an auto-rhythm, press SYNCHRO/ENDING, then
begin playing the keyboard.  The rhythm automatically starts to play when
you press any key within the first 1 1/2 octaves of the lower end of the
keyboard (the first 18 keys from the left).

Using INTRO

The Concertmate 990's INTRO features lets you start the selected auto-
rhythm with a light, 3- to 8-measure introduction that blends easily into
the selected rhythm.

To start a rhythm with an introduction, select and enter the rhythm, then
press INTRO.  The introduction plays, then the selected auto-rhythm
automatically starts.

Using FILL-IN

The FILL-IN features lets you insert a short (1- to 2-measure) fill-in
segment of a selected auto-rhythm.

To insert the fill-in segment, press and release NORMAL/FILL-IN while the
auto-rhythm is playing.  The Concertmate 990 inserts a 1- to 2-measure
variation in the rhythm, then the original rhythm automatically resumes.

Using VAR

Each of the Concertmate 990's 100 preset auto-rhythms has a built-in
variation (alternative) to its normal beat pattern.  The variation differs
slightly from the normal rhythm, so it is almost like having two rhythms
in one!

To play the alternative rhythm, press VAR/FILL-IN.  The variation plays
continuously at the selected tempo.

To return to the normal rhythm, press NORMAL/FILL-IN.

To stop the auto-rhythm, press START/STOP.

Using ENDING

To end the selected rhythm with a special 3- to 8-measure flourish, press
SYNCHRO/ENDING while the auto-rhythm is playing, about 3-8 measures before
you want the rhythm to end.  The Concertmate 990 plays a special ending,
then it automatically stops the rhythm.

(km-08/04/1997)

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