Kawai Anytime Owner's Manual

36 pages manual for Kawai Anytime X Musical Instrument

Kawai Anytime X Musical Instrument Manual

Manufacturer: Kawai

Category of Device: Musical Instrument

Document: Kawai Anytime X Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 36

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 1 Page 1 - 1 -    ANYTIME PIANO Owner's Manual Anytime 2005 05.4.21, 4:12 PM 1 ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 2 Page 2 - 2 - Read this section carefully before using this product. It contains important safety warnings and cautions, which must be followed. The following symbols are used on the product and their meanings are given below. Safety Instructions Please  note that the product is heavy and must be carried by more than two persons.Dropping the product may result in breakdown. Take care not to let the product fall down. If the product will not be used for a long time, unplug the AC power cord from the AC o...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 3 Page 3 - 3 - Failure to do so may cause breakdown of this product and other devices. ● Doing so may cause the product to generate  noise. ● If  the  product  generates  noise,  move  the  product  sufficiently away from the electrical appliance or connect it to another AC outlet. Notes on RepairShould an abnormality occur in the product, immediately turn the power OFF, disconnect the power cord plug, and then contact the shop from which the product was purchased. ● D...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 4 Page 4 - 4 - FCC Information ( for U.S.A. ) Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.  However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occu...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 5 Page 5 - 5 - CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  P AGE S ETTING  U P  Y OUR  A NYTIME  P IANO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6 E NJOY  P LAYING  I N  P RIVATE  W ITH  “A NYTIME ” M ODE 1. T URN   THE  P OWER  O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7 2. A CTIVATING  A NYTIME  M ODE . . . . . . ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 6 Page 6 - 6 - SETTING UP YOUR ANYTIME PIANO Because it is an acoustic/electronic instrument, the Anytime Piano requires AC power to operate.  Place the Anytime Piano in a location where electricity is available. You can find the DC IN jack on the left side of your Anytime Grand Piano and on the lower left, at the rear, of your Anytime Upright Piano.  Find the AC power adaptor (which is supplied with the instrument) and plug the smaller end into the DC IN jack (see Figure 1).  Then, plug the larger end of the AC adaptor into your electrical wall outlet....

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 7 Page 7 - 7 - Fig.  2 ENJOY PLAYING IN PRIVATE WITH “ANYTIME” MODE You’re now ready to activate the “Anytime” capability.  This function mutes the acoustic piano sound by stopping the piano hammers before they hit the strings.  With “Anytime” capability, you will never lose the “touch and feel” of an acoustic piano.  Your playing on the keyboard will activate a digital sound generator so that sound will only be heard through headphones. This feature is extremely useful for practice late at night when family members...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 8 Page 8 - 8 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ( Please Read ) • Never leave the Mute Lever halfway between Anytime and Normal modes. • Never move the Mute Lever while you are playing. Both of these conditions can cause serious damage to the action mechanism of your Anytime Piano. • Normal Mechanical Sound In Anytime Mode, you will not hear acoustic piano sound, but you may hear the normal mechanical noise that is produced when the keys are struck.  All acoustic pianos make this type of noise, but you generally will not be aware of it when the sound of the piano strings is pr...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 9 Page 9 - 9 - 4. ADJUSTING VOLUME AND REVERB Plug headphones into the HEADPHONE JACKS on the front panel of the Control Box.  Find the volume knob on the front panel of the Control Box and adjust the volume appropriately. Then adjust the reverb setting to suit your taste.  Reverb adds a rich ambient effect to the digital sound.  There are five reverb settings available: ROOM 1 & 2: Offers a soft reverberation, simulating the sound of a small room STAGE : Simulates the sound of playing on stage HALL 1 & 2: Simulates the deep reverberation of a large concert ha...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 10 Page 10 - 10 - 6. TRANSPOSE The Transpose function lets you raise or lower the piano’s key in half steps.  This is especially useful when you have learned a song in one key and have to play it in another key.  The transpose feature allows you to play the song in the original key, but hear it in another key. Hold down the TRANSPOSE button for more than one second to select the transpose amount. The LCD display shows you the current value.  The value isalways set to “0” when the power is turned on.  You canswitch transpose on/off by pres...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 11 Page 11 - 11 - RecordSONG 1 OTHER ADVANCED CAPABILITIES 1. RECORDING YOUR PERFORMANCE The Anytime Piano is equipped with a digital recorder that records what you play on the piano and plays it back with digital sounds.  This is very helpful and useful function to practice and check your playing by yourself.  A built-in metronome helps you stay at the right tempo when practicing. With the Recorder, it is also possible to play two parts by yourself.  Record one part first and play it back with the recorder while you play another part in real time. ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 12 Page 12 - 12 - The total recording capacity is approximately 15,000 notes and the piano stores and plays the song you have recorded in memory up to 3 songs. You can start recording again but the song that was previously recorded would be erased. PLAYING BACK To listen to the music, start playback by pressing the PLAY/STOP button.  While holding down the PLAY/STOP button, press Sound 1, 2, 3 buttons to select the song you want to hear. 2. USING THE METRONOME The metronome provides a reference tempo and is helpful to keep the tempo steady when recording. Press the METRONOM...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 13 Page 13 - 13 -  VOLUME =  5  VOLUME of metronome Press the Metronome button and the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button at the same time to put the piano in Volume setting mode.  Let go of the METRONOME button and VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button and press “VALUE +” or “VALUE - ” button to change the volume.  The volume changes in the range of 1 - 10. The volume level is displayed. If you press down the METRONOME button, it goes back to Beat setting mode.  If you press the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN butt...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 14 Page 14 - 14 - VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN A piano technician is essential to an acoustic piano.  He not only tunes the piano but also performs regulation and voicing adjustments to make the piano sound and play better.  Virtual Technician simulates the work of a piano technician electronically and allows you to customize the Anytime piano to your personal taste. These are the functions of Virtual Technician. 0. DUAL BALANCE 6. TEMPERAMENT 1. TUNING 7. KEY OF TEMPERAMENT 2. VOICING 8. STRETCH TUNING 3. DAMPER EFFECT 9. USER MEMORY 4. ST...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 15 Page 15 - 15 -  2 Voicing       = Normal  In the display, on the right side it shows the volume balance of the piano sound. On the second line’s left side, it shows the volume balance of sounds other than piano. You can select the volume of the balance from 9 - 1 to 1 - 9  by pressing “VALUE +” or “VALUE - ” button. 1. TUNING To do this, hold down the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button and press the VALUE button a few times and set the piano in Tuning mode. Let go of the VIRTUAL...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 16 Page 16 - 16 - Mellow 1, 2 Produces a mellower tone throughout the entire dynamic range. Mellow 2 is more mellow than Mellow 1. Let go of the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button and press the “VALUE +” or “VALUE - ” button to change the voicing.  If you have finished setting, press any button other than the REC, PLAY/STOP button to turn the setting mode off.  The default setting is Normal. 3. DAMPER EFFECT When the sustain pedal is depressed on an acoustic piano, all the dampers are lifted up allowing the strings to vibrate freely.  When ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 17 Page 17 - 17 -  “VALUE - ” button to change the value.  If you have finished setting, press any other than the REC, PLAY/STOP button to turn the setting mode off. 5. TOUCH CURVE Touch lets you select different touch sensitivity for the keyboard from the standard touch of an acoustic piano.  You can change the sensitivity to one of six different settings: LIGHT, LIGHT+, NORMAL, HEAVY, HEAVY+, OFF. Heavy+ Requires more striking force to achieve a loud volume. Heavy Perfect for those with strong fingers.  Requires a heavier touch to produce...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 18 Page 18 - 18 - 6. TEMPERAMENT The Anytime piano offers not only equal temperament (the modern standard) but also immediate access to temperaments popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It should be interesting and educational to try some of the different temperaments, although the equal temperament is dominant today. BRIEF EXPLANATION OF TEMPERAMENTS EQUAL TEMPERAMENT (PIANO ONLY) This is the default temperament.  If a piano sound is selected, the tuning is stretched like an acoustic piano (EQUAL TEMPERAMENT).  If any other...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 19 Page 19 - 19 - WERCKMEISTER III TEMPERAMENT KIRNBERGER III TEMPERAMENT These two temperaments are placed in between Mean tone and Pythagorean.  For music with few accidentals, this temperament produces the beautiful chords of the mean tone, but as accidentals increase, the temperament produces the characteristic melodies of the Pythagorean temperament.  It is used primarily for classical music written in the Baroque era to revive the original characteristics. EQUAL TEMPERAMENT (FLAT) This is “un-stretched” equal temperament that divides ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 20 Page 20 - 20 - 7. KEY OF TEMPERAMENT Limitless modulation of the key became available only after the invention of Equal temperament.  When we use a temperament other than Equal temperament, we must carefully choose the key signature to play in.  For example, if the song you are going to play is written in D major, choose “D” as the temperament key. While holding down the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button, press the VALUE button a few times setting the piano in the key of temperament mode. The LCD display shows the setting. Let go of th...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 21 Page 21 - 21 - 9. USER MEMORY This function allows you to save the user-definable settings even when the power is turned off.  Once written to the memory, the saved settings will be recalled every time you turn the power on.  The following settings can be saved - Starting sound, all of the Virtual Technician functions, Transpose, Metronome settings (tempo, time signature, and volume). To do this, hold down the VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN button and press the VALUE button several times and put the piano in User Memory mode. The LCD display shows ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 22 Page 22 - 22 -   SETTING MODE In “Setting Mode”, you can select a sound, reverb, resonance, tuning or transpose type by using Anytime’s pedal and keyboard. a. Hold down the left pedal and press the highest white key. b. Holding down the key, release your foot from the pedal. c. Release your finger from the key.  This activates the Setting Mode. To leave the setting mode, depress the right pedal.       4) 1) 2) 3) Anytime 2005 05.4.21, 4:12 PM 22 ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 23 Page 23 - 23 -             Reverb Type A. No Reverb B. Room C. Stage D. Hall Damper Effect Type a. Off b. Medium c. Strong Selecting Sounds in “Setting Mode” To select the sound you desire, press the corresponding white key after entering the setting mode.  The assignment of the keys and sounds is shown in the following figure (see Figure 3). 1. Concert Grand 6. Classic E. Piano 11. Vibraphone 2. Concert Grand 2 7. Modern E. P. 12. Slow Strings 3. Mellow Grand 8. Jazz Organ 13. Choir 4. M...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 24 Page 24 - 24 - Selecting Metronome in “Setting Mode” Starting the Metronome To activate the metronome, you must enter the "setting mode" (see Page 22).  The assignment of keys and types are shown in the figure above. Changing the Tempo You can increase the tempo, in increments of 10 beats per minute, by pressing the G key and, in 1 BPM increments, by pressing the A key. To decrease the tempo, in increments of 10 beats per minute, press the F# key and, in 1 BPM increments, press the G# key. The tempo changes within the range of 30 - 300 beats pe...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 25 Page 25 - 25 - LINE IN R L AUX Terminals RCA pin plug HOME STEREO Fig. 4 USING THE ANYTIME PIANO WITH YOUR HOME AUDIO SYSTEM The Kawai Anytime Piano is equipped with Audio In and Out jacks so that you can connect it to your home stereo, CD player, Karaoke machine or other device.  As an example, you might play your favorite compact disc song and practice along on the Anytime Piano.  Or you  can “layer” together acoustic piano sound with the sound of a vibraphone coming out of external powered speakers that you connect to the un...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 26 Page 26 - 26 - Connecting the Anytime Piano to a Home Stereo or Receiver Using headphones, the Anytime Piano allows you to listen to music played back on your stereo receiver, CD player or tape recorder along with digital sound of the Anytime Piano itself.  You can play the digital piano sound along with your favorite CD.  Connect your external device to the Anytime Piano’s AUX IN jacks.  This will allow you to hear the audio through the Anytime Piano’s  headphone jacks. With amplified speakers connected to the AUX OUT jack of the Control Box, you can hear ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 27 Page 27 - 27 - USING MIDI The term “MIDI” is an acronym which stands for the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.  MIDI is an international standard used for sending data back and forth between electronic musical instruments such as digital pianos, synthesizers and sequencers. MIDI allows a performance on one musical instrument to be heard on several instruments. Further, the data from your performance can be sent to an external sequencer for editing, overdubbing, and later playback. While MIDI capability is very common on digital instruments, it is quite ...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 28 Page 28 - 28 - MIDI THRU: Data received through the MIDI IN jack is routed “as is” from the MIDI IN jack to the MIDI THRU jack, allowing the data to be sent to another instrument.  The MIDI THRU jack is often used to connect three or more MIDI-compatible instruments. MIDI Channel MIDI allows you to select a “channel” for any given set of data.  Once MIDI data is  “channelized”, it can be transmitted to (or received by) one specific instrument, even though many instruments are receiving the same data.  Most MIDI ins...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 29 Page 29 - 29 - Anytime's piano sound Layering & splitting sounds across the keyboard Synthesizer's sound (Electric bass, for example) Synthesizer's sound (String sound, for example) Synthesizer's sound (Electric guitar, for example) Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Since most synthesizers allow you to select from a wide array of sounds, you have a tremendous range of possibilities for “layered combinations”.  You can hear the Anytime Piano’s PIANO tone layered with a STRING tone from the synthesizer.  You can combine the BASS tone from a synthesizer with the Anytime Piano’...

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Kawai Anytime X Manual Page 30 Page 30 - 30 - Local Control On/Off This function is used to control whether or not the sound from the Anytime Piano’s digital sound will be heard when you play the keyboard.  When Local Control is set to “ON” you will hear the Anytime Piano’s digital sound when you play.  When Local Control is set to “OFF” you will not hear the Anytime Piano’s digital sound when you play, but the Anytime Piano’s keyboard data will be transmitted through the MIDI jacks to an external MIDI device. Local Control is set to ON in the initial setting.  ...

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