Roland KR-11 Owner's Manual

64 pages manual for Roland KR-11 Musical Instrument

Roland KR-11 Musical Instrument Manual

Manufacturer: Roland

Category of Device: Musical Instrument

Document: Roland KR-11 Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 64

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 1 Page 1 1   r   KR-11   ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH   Owner’s Manual Thank you for purchasing the Roland KR-11 Digital Intelligent Piano! So that you may enjoy reliable performance for years to come, please take time to read this manual from beginning to end.   Main features   ❏   Three instruments in one   The KR-11 can be used as piano, organ or “keyboard” (i.e. a synthesizer with automatic accompaniment) – all at the touch of a button.   ❏   270 Tone...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 2 Page 2   KR-11       Owner’s Manual   —   Contents   2   1. Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2. Panel descriptions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3. Before using the KR-11  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9   3.1 Connections  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.2 Setting up the music stand  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  93.3 Openi...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 3 Page 3   3   KR-11 –    ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH   Using the unit safely   001   • Before using this unit, make sure to read the  instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual. ...................................................................................................... • Do not open or perform any internal modifica- tions on the unit. ...................................................................................................... • Do not attempt to repair the unit, o...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 4 Page 4   KR-11       Owner’s Manual   —   Contents   4   ......................................................................................................   015   • When the top is open, do not put your head or  any other part of your body under it. The lid could be dislodged and then fall on you. ...................................................................................................... • When the top is open, do not touch the topboard  propstick unless you are i...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 5 Page 5   5   KR-11 –    ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH   In addition to the items listed under “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” and “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”, please read and observe the following:   Power Supply   • Do not use this unit on the same power circuit with any  device that will generate line noise (such as an electric motor or variable lighting system). • Before connecting the KR-11 to other devices, turn off  the power to all un...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 6 Page 6   KR-11       Owner’s Manual   —   Important notes   6   • Remove any disk from the drive before powering up or  down. • To prevent damage to the disk drive’s heads, always try to  hold the floppy disk in a level position (not tilted in any direction) while inserting it into the drive.   ❏   Handling floppy disks   • Floppy disks contain a plastic disk with a thin magnetic  coating. Microscopic precision is required to enable stor-age of larg...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 7 Page 7   7   KR-11 – Front panel   ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH   2.1 Front panel     A   UTILITY button    Press this button to access the KR-11’s Utility func-tions (see “Utility Menu” on page 48).   B   DEMO button   This button provides access to an on-screen Help function with explanations of the KR-11’s functions, games allowing you to identify sounds and chords, etc. It also allows you to listen to the internal demo songs.  ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 8 Page 8   KR-11       Owner’s Manual   —   Panel descriptions   8   R   HOLD button   In most cases, the selected display page will disappear after a few seconds. Press this button to “lock” the cur-rently selected display page. Press it again to release the Hold function, or [EXIT] to leave it right away.   S    LCD contrast knob   Use this knob to change the contrast whenever the dis-play is difficult to read.   T   TONE but...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 9 Page 9 9   KR-11 – Setting up the music stand   ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH   3.1 Connections   Connecting the Pedal Cable   Insert the pedal cable into the Pedal connector on the panel of the KR-11.   Connecting the power cord   To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power on all devices before making any con-nections.   1.    Connect the supplied power cable to the AC Inlet  on the KR-11...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 10 Page 10 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Before using the KR-11 10 Take care not to allow fingers to be caught or pinched when opening and closing the lid. Make sure an adult is on hand to provide assistance when young children are playing the KR-11. For safety, transport the KR-11 only with the lid in the closed position. 3.4 Opening and closing the lid The KR-11’s lid can be raised and closed like on an acoustic grand piano. Though this is mainly intended to help you obtain a better spread of the...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 11 Page 11 11 KR-11 – Turning the power on/off ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH 3.6 Turning the power on/off Turn on power to your various devices in the order specified. By turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speak-ers and other devices. To turn the power on, turn the [Volume] knob all the way down, and then press the [Power] button.The power will turn on, and the Power indicator at the left front of the KR-11 will light. After a few seconds,...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 12 Page 12 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Before using the KR-11 12 3.9 Connecting external  amplifiers and other devices If the KR-11’s amplification system doesn’t deliver enough power for your application, you can take advantage of its OUTPUT jacks.  Sending audio to external equipment Before connecting the KR-11 to another piece of equipment, turn off the power to both devices. If you wish to amplify the KR-11 through an external system, or record your music using a tape re...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 13 Page 13 13 KR-11 – Connecting external amplifiers and other devices ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH The KR-11 features a large-sized screen that keeps you informed about the status of your instrument and allows you to access functions for which there are (usually) no buttons or sliders. Symbols used in this owner’s manual This Owner’s Manual uses the following symbols to indicate panel buttons and items appearing on the display. [ ]— This indicates a button or slider on the panel.Example: the TONE [PIANO] button. < >...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 14 Page 14 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Overview of the KR-11 14 5.1 Introduction of the main  functions — [DEMO] Let’s take a look at the most striking features of your KR-11. Just follow the instructions or items that appear on the display. 1. Press the [DEMO] button.A “Demo” screen appears on the display. The Demo screen is made up of three pages. 2. Press <▲> and <▼> to the right of the display to select another page.The screen changes, allowing you to view the ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 15 Page 15 15 KR-11 – Performance functions ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH 5.2 Performance functions Brilliance knob Use the [Brilliance] knob to make the overall sound brighter or darker. One Touch Program: Selecting the “instrument type” By pressing the One Touch Program [PIANO], [ORGAN], or [ARRANGER] buttons, you will access suitable settings (registrations) for the kind of music you wish to play. To play a piano piece, for instance, press the [PIANO] button. Press [ORGAN] to tra...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 16 Page 16 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Overview of the KR-11 16 Organ music — One Touch Program [ORGAN] Press the One Touch Program [ORGAN] button.A picture of an organ will appear on the screen, with the keyboard split at F#3 into Lower (left hand) and Upper (right hand) parts. The Tones currently assigned to the left (Lower) and right (Upper) halves of the keyboard are called “Lower Organ 1” and “Jazz Organ 1”. These Tones make up the Jazz Organ type. See below for how to choose...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 17 Page 17 17 KR-11 – Performance functions ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH Example: “When The Saints Go Marching In” 1. Press the One Touch Program [ARRANGER] button.The Basic screen is displayed. The names of the chords you play in the Lower section appear on the display: 2. Press the Music Style [Big Band/Swing] button. 3. From the list of Music Styles shown on the display, select <Jazz Band>. (The Style “Jazz Band” has now been selected.) After a few seconds, the display returns t...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 18 Page 18 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Overview of the KR-11 18 5.3 Playing back songs on disk The KR-11 is fitted with a floppy disk drive. It allows you to listen to commercially available music data (Standard MIDI Files) or play back songs you create and save to disk. Here is how to listen to such music data: Note: Before using disks, please carefully read “Before using floppy disks” on page 5. 1. Insert the music data disk into the floppy disk drive. ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 19 Page 19 19 KR-11 – Pitch Bend and Transpose ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH 5.4 Pitch Bend and Transpose The KR-11’s left pedal (also known as “Soft” pedal) can be used to bend the notes you play. To do so, you must assign it the Pitch Bend function (see “Pedal functions” on page 47 for details) and specify whether you want to bend the notes upward (“Bend Up”) or downward (“Bend Down”). You must set the “Pitch Bend Range” (see page 49), which i...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 20 Page 20 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Tones and related functions 20 6.1 Selecting Tones The KR-11 comes with a host of instrument sounds (called Tones). These Tones are divided into eight categories, called Groups. Selecting “normal” Tones 1. Press the TONE button of the Group that contains the Tone you need.The button’s indicator light will go on, and a Tone select screen (e.g. Whole Mode Tone) will be dis-played. Each Tone Group contains several Tones.  2. Select a Tone by pressing the buttons...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 21 Page 21 21 KR-11 – Pitch Bend and Transpose ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH Selecting Drum Set Types Press <√Type> or <Type®>. Each time you press one of these buttons, the drum set type will change, and the names of the drum sounds appearing on the display will change. Note: There is one SFX set. Adding effects to Tones Reverberation (REV) Reverb is a digital effect that gives the impression that you are playing in a concert hall. 1. Press the [UTILITY] button. 2. Use the <▲...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 22 Page 22 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Tones and related functions 22 Note: When using Octave Shift, you may sometimes notice that notes to the far right of the keyboard sound in the “wrong” octave. That is because all Tones have an upper limit beyond which they cannot be transposed. Note: You cannot use Octave Shift in Whole mode (see below). 6.2 Keyboard modes Whole: one Tone for the entire keyboard In Whole mode, one Tone is assigned to the entire key-board, thus allowing you to pl...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 23 Page 23 23 KR-11 – Keyboard modes ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH Layer: using two Tones simultaneously The word Layer is used to describe a situation where every note you play triggers two Tones. The most pop-ular Tone combination for layers is piano and strings, but you are free to use any Tone combination you like.  Note: Layers are only available for the Upper part. Here’s an example of how to layer two Tones (let’s use piano and strings here). 1. Press the TONE [PIANO] button and select the&...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 24 Page 24 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Playing with accompaniment (Arranger) 24 7.1 What is an Arranger? Think of the Arranger’s Music Styles as your backup band. Your KR-11 is capable of playing several “varia-tions” (called divisions) of a given accompaniment. All you have to do is decide what kind of music you want to play: salsa, rhumba, pop-rock or big band? You are the band leader, which means that you have to tell the members of your band what to play...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 25 Page 25 25 KR-11 – Selecting Music Styles ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH (i.e. the three notes that make up a chord). You can play more than three chord notes, but remember that two notes won’t cause the Arranger to change chords. Note: In Piano Style Arranger mode, you cannot use the Chord Intelligence function (see page 29). There, you need to play full chords using normal fingering. The KR-11 contains 136 Music Styles. These Styles are divided into six Groups (see the MUSIC ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 26 Page 26 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Playing with accompaniment (Arranger) 26 7.3 Starting and Stopping Styles Starting a Music Style You may remember that by pressing One Touch Pro-gram [ARRANGER] you also select a number of set-tings, one of which is called Sync Start. Let’s look at that function first. Starting automatically (Sync Start) ■ Starting with a musical introductionYou can start Style playback in much the same way as a band or orchestra – with a nice introduction (called Intro). The length of ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 27 Page 27 27 KR-11 – Style tempo ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH Alternatives for starting and ending Music Style playback Using a PAD button or a footswitch, you can fade in (whereby the volume gradually increases) to the start of a Style, or fade out (whereby the volume gradually decreases) to the end of a Style. Please refer to “Perfor-mance Pad buttons: additional or frequently used functions” on page 46 and “Pedal functions” on page 47. 7.4 Style tempo Every Style ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 28 Page 28 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Playing with accompaniment (Arranger) 28 2. Select the part whose volume you wish to adjust using the buttons below the display. 3. Adjust its volume with the <▲> and <▼> buttons.Press the <▲> button to increase the volume, and the <▼> button to decrease it. Volume of the Drums, SFX, Lower, Upper, or Layer Tone These are the parts you can play yourself, which is why you need to press the other Part Volume button. 1. Press the Part Volume ...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 29 Page 29 29 KR-11 – Easy fingering – Chord Intelligence ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH ENGLISH Fill-Ins (transitions between Original and Variation) To Original and To Variation are two fills (or transi-tions) you can use at the end of a musical phrase (verse, chorus, bridge). The two buttons do two things at a time:  Press these buttons now. Start with [TO VARIA-TION], next press [TO ORIGINAL]. Think of a Fill as the moment in a song when the drummer is allowed to play a roll...

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Roland KR-11 Manual Page 30 Page 30 KR-11 Owner’s Manual—Playing with accompaniment (Arranger) 30 7.8 Melody Intelligence The Arranger of your KR-11 not only plays chords but also a counter-melody based on the chords you play in the chord recognition area. This counter-melody will be added to the Upper part.  1. Press the [MELODY INTELLIGENCE] button to switch Melody Intelligence on (indicator lights) and off. When you press the button and the indicator lights, harmony voices will be added to your melody.&...

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