Roland KR103 Le manuel du propriétaire

Marque
Roland
Catégorie
Instruments de musique
Modèle
KR103
Taper
Le manuel du propriétaire
Owner’s Manual (p. 1)
Manual del Usuario (p. 59)
Mode d’emploi (p. 117)
Copyright © 2005 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in
any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
BLUE:
BROWN:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
NEUTRAL
LIVE
For the U.K.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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Thank you for purchasing the Roland KR103 Digital Intelligent Piano. As its name suggests, the KR103 is both a digital
piano and what we have come to call an “intelligent arranger” instrument with over 160 accompaniments called
“Styles” that provide several variations for different song parts. The “Style Orchestrator” allows you to quickly change
the arrangement of the selected Music Style, while you can also load new Styles from disk.
Apart from that, the KR103 features 400 different sounds (including Drum Sets), a Music Assistant that helps you pre-
pare the instrument for the songs you want to play, User Programs where you can save your own registrations, a USB
port for MIDI communication with your computer, and a host of other great functions.
To get the most out of the KR103 and to ensure many years of trouble-free service, we urge you to read through this
Owner’s Manual thoroughly. To avoid confusion, let’s agree to use the word “button” for all keys on the front panel, and
use “key” only when referring to the KR103’s keyboard.
To save space (and time), let us agree to use the word “song” when referring to Standard MIDI Files.
Before using this instrument, carefully read the “Important notes” on p. 6. They provide information concerning the
proper operation of the KR103. Be sure to keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
Copyright © 2005 ROLAND EUROPE. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Roland Europe S.p.a.
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Main features
Superior sound source
The KR103’s sounds are based on full-length (uncom-
pressed) waveforms. This produces vibrant, realistic
sounds. The KR103’s tone generator is 64-voice poly-
phonic. Many sounds have been processed and edited
to provide an even more authentic response.
Combined with the new amplification system, the
KR103 sounds truly amazing, with a clear high end and
a powerful low range.
Two instruments in one
The KR103 can be used as piano, arranger keyboard (i.e.
a synthesizer with automatic accompaniment) or a
combination of both – all at the touch of a button.
Piano Tones that rely on stereo sampling
The Roland technology used ensures that your KR103
offers some of the finest concert grand piano sounds
ever created.
New concept
The KR103 is 19-part multitimbral, with 3 parts that
can be played via the keyboard (Upper, Layer and
Lower). The Upper part can be used to play piano parts,
melodies, or for drumming, while the Lower and Layer
parts allow you to quickly add a second sound to your
solo playing.
Furthermore, the KR103 provides a new selection rou-
tine for Music Styles, Tones, songs, and User Programs.
The KR103 also sports a Piano Arranger function that
allows you to play chords anywhere on the keyboard.
Excellent Arranger
The KR103 comes loaded with more than 160 all-new
Music Styles prepared by Roland’s legendary Style
foundry. As usual, several patterns are available (INTRO,
ORIGINAL, VARIATION, FILL-IN and ENDING), with addi-
tional options via the STYLE ORCHESTRATOR buttons.
And much, much more…
A metronome and several educational functions are
provided, while three digital effects processors (Reverb,
Chorus and MFX) can be used to further enhance the
already amazing sound quality.
The KR103 can play back GM, GM2, GS and XG song
data, so that you can virtually use any Standard MIDI
File available at your Roland dealer or on the Internet.
The KR103 is also equipped with a floppy disk drive
(2DD/2HD) for data management and importing Music
Styles prepared for older Roland arranger instruments.
Note:
The KR103 supports XG Light and therefore only provides
the basic set of compatible functions.
Have fun!
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Other names of companies, products, or standards are the trademarks or reg-
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Using the unit safely
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Using the unit safely
Before using this instrument, be sure to read the instruc-
tions below, and the Owner’s Manual.
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Do not open or perform any internal modifications on
the unit.
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Do not attempt to repair the KR103, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides specific
instructions directing you to do so). Refer all servicing to
your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Informa-
tion” page.
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Never use or store the KR103 in places that are:
Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct sunlight
in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating duct, on top of
heat-generating equipment); or are
Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors); or are
Humid; or are
Exposed to rain; or are
Dusty; or are
Subject to high levels of vibration.
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This unit should be used only with a rack or stand that is
recommended by Roland.
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Make sure you always have the unit placed in such a way
that it is level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
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The instrument should only be connected to a power
supply of the type described in the operating instruc-
tions, or as marked on the KR103.
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Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord, nor
place heavy objects on it. Doing so can damage the cord,
producing severed elements and short circuits. Damaged
cords are fire and shock hazards!
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This instrument, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be capable of
producing sound levels that could cause permanent
hearing loss. Do not operate for a long period of time at a
high volume level, or at a level that is uncomfortable. If
you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears,
you should immediately stop using the unit, and consult
an audiologist.
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Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material, coins,
pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft drinks, etc.) to
penetrate the unit.
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In households with small children, an adult should pro-
vide supervision until the child is capable of following all
rules essential for the safe operation of the KR103.
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Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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Do not force the KR103’s power cord to share an outlet
with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be espe-
cially careful when using extension cords—the total
power used by all devices you have connected to the
extension cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rat-
ing (watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive
loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up and
eventually melt through.
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Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers to damage or
other adverse effects caused with
respect to the home and all its
furnishings, as well to domestic
animals or pets.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the power-
cord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
The symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
The symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
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Before using the KR103 in a foreign country, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Infor-
mation” page.
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Do not put anything that contains water (e.g., flower
vases) on this unit. Also, avoid the use of insecticides,
perfumes, alcohol, nail polish, spray cans, etc., near the
unit. Swiftly wipe away any liquid that spills on the unit
using a dry, soft cloth.
The KR103 should be located so that its location or posi-
tion does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
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Always grasp only the plug on the power-supply cord
when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or
this unit.
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Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming entan-
gled. Also, all cords and cables should be placed out of
the reach of children.
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At regular intervals, you should unplug the power plug
and clean it by using a dry cloth to wipe all dust and
other accumulations away from its prongs. Also, discon-
nect the power plug from the power outlet whenever the
unit is to remain unused for an extended period of time.
Any accumulation of dust between the power plug and
the power outlet can result in poor insulation and lead to
fire.
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Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on the
unit.
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Never handle the power cord or its plugs with wet hands
when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or
this unit.
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If you need to move the instrument, take note of the pre-
cautions listed below. At least two persons are required
to safely lift and move the unit. It should be handled
carefully, all the while keeping it level. Make sure to have
a firm grip, to protect yourself from injury and the
instrument from damage.
Check to make sure the screws securing the unit to
the stand have not become loose. Fasten them again
securely whenever you notice any loosening.
Disconnect the power cord.
Disconnect all cords coming from external devices.
Raise the adjusters on the stand (p. 12).
Close the lid.
Fold down the music rest.
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Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and unplug
the power cord from the outlet.
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Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning in your
area, disconnect the power cord from the outlet.
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Should you remove screws, make sure to put them in a
safe place out of children’s reach, so there is no chance
of them being swallowed accidentally.
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Contents
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Contents
Main features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1. Important notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Before using floppy disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. Panel descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3. Before using the KR103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting the pedal cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting the power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting up the music stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Opening/closing the lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning the power on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About the pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4. First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the sound’s volume and brilliance . . . . . . . . . 13
Listening to the demo songs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting external amplifiers and other devices . . . . . 14
Automatic registration: Music Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Playing piano music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
5. Playing with accompaniment (Arranger) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Starting/using the Arranger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Changing the tempo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic playback start (Sync Start) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Stopping Arranger playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using different Music Style patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selecting Music Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Style Orchestrator function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
6. Playing without accompaniment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using the metronome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
7. Playing back songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Basic song playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Additional playback functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Fast Forward, Rewind, and Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Repeat function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Switching off certain song parts (part 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Switching off certain song parts (part 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing the volume of certain tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
8. Recording your music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recording with Arranger backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recording without accompaniment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Other recording functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
About the recording modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
More about “New Song” mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Solo recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Punch I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
9. Additional Music Style functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Arranger without a split (Piano Arranger mode) . . . . 33
One Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Melody Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Bass Inversion (BassInv) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
More Music Style functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
10. Keyboard part functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Selecting sounds for the Upper, Lower and Layer parts . 35
Drum sounds and sound effects (“SFX”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Transpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Other Keyboard part functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
11. Performance functions and effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Keyboard Touch (velocity sensitivity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the pedals as switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Reverb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Using the multi-effects processor (MFX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting the volume of individual parts or sections . . . . . 42
V-LINK function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
12. Function menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Editing parameters (general procedure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Available parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
13. Working with User Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Writing your settings to a User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Selecting a User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Selecting User Programs by foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Managing your User Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
14. MIDI functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Editing MIDI parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
15. Disk functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Saving a song to disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Deleting song files on disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Formatting floppy disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
16. Using the outputs and an optional expression pedal . . . 55
17. Functions for educational purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
18. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Tone list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Chord Intelligence (“Md1” setting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
MIDI Implementation Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
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1. Important notes
In addition to the items listed under “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” and “Using the unit safely” on p. 3, 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 KR103 to other devices, turn off the power
to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to
speakers or other devices.
Although the LCD and LEDs are switched off when the POWER
switch is switched off, this does not mean that the unit has been
completely disconnected from the source of power. If you need to
turn off the power completely, first turn off the POWER switch,
then unplug the power cord from the power outlet. For this rea-
son, the outlet into which you choose to connect the power cord’s
plug should be one that is within easy reach and readily accessible.
Placement
Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment contain-
ing large power transformers) may induce hum. To alleviate the
problem, change the orientation of this unit; or move it farther
away from the source of interference.
This device may interfere with radio and television reception. Do
not use this device in the vicinity of such receivers.
Noise may be produced if wireless communications devices, such
as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of this unit. Such noise
could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing.
Should you experience such problems, you should relocate such
wireless devices so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or
switch them off.
Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near devices that
radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed vehicle, or otherwise sub-
ject it to temperature extremes. Also, do not allow lighting devices
that normally are used while their light source is very close to the
unit (such as a piano light), or powerful spotlights to shine upon
the same area of the unit for extended periods of time. Excessive
heat can deform or discolor the unit.
To avoid possible breakdown, do not use the KR103 in a wet area,
such as an area exposed to rain or other moisture.
Do not allow rubber, vinyl, or similar materials to remain on the
KR103 for long periods of time. Such objects can discolor or other-
wise harmfully affect the finish.
Do not put anything that contains water (e.g., flower vases) on the
piano. Also, avoid the use of insecticides, perfumes, alcohol, nail
polish, spray cans, etc., near the unit. Swiftly wipe away any liquid
that spills on the unit using a dry, soft cloth.
Do not allow objects to remain on the keyboard. This can be the
cause of malfunction, such as keys ceasing to produce sound.
Do not paste stickers, decals, or the like to this instrument. Peeling
such matter off the instrument may damage the exterior finish.
Maintenance
To clean the unit, use a dry, soft cloth; or one that is slightly
dampened. Try to wipe the entire surface using an equal amount
of strength, moving the cloth along with the grain of the wood.
Rubbing too hard in the same area can damage the finish.
Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any kind, to
avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
Brass eventually darkens as the result of the natural oxidation pro-
cess. If the brass becomes tarnished, polish it using commercially
available metal polisher.
Additional precautions
Use a reasonable amount of care when using the KR103’s buttons,
sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks and connectors.
Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
When connecting/disconnecting cables, grasp the connector
itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will avoid causing
shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal elements.
A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit during normal
operation.
To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s volume
at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use headphones.
When you need to transport the unit, pack it in shock-absorbent
material. Transporting the unit without doing so can cause it to
become scratched or damaged, and could lead to malfunction.
Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using some
other make of connection cable, please note the following precau-
tions.
Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use cables
that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The use of
such cables can cause the sound level to be extremely low, or
impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, con-
tact the manufacturer of the cable.
Before using floppy disks
Avoid using the KR103 immediately after it has been moved to a
location with a significantly higher or lower level of humidity.
Rapid changes in the environment can cause condensation to
form inside the drive, which will adversely affect the operation of
the drive and/or damage floppy disks. When the instrument has
been moved, switch it on and wait at least one hour before using
the disk drive.
To insert a disk, push it gently but firmly into the drive—it will click
into place. To remove a disk, press the EJECT button.
Never attempt to remove a floppy disk from the drive while the
drive is operating (the indicator is brightly lit); damage could result
to both the disk and the drive.
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.
Floppy disks contain a plastic disk with a thin magnetic coating.
Microscopic precision is required to enable storage of large
amounts of data on such a small surface area. To preserve their
integrity, please observe the following when handling floppy disks:
Never touch the magnetic medium inside the disk.
Do not use or store floppy disks in dirty or dusty areas.
Do not subject floppy disks to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle). Recommended temperature
range: 10 to 50°C (50 to 122°F).
Do not expose floppy disks to strong magnetic fields, such as those
generated by loudspeakers.
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Floppy disks have a “WRITE PROTECT” tab which can protect the
disk from accidental erasure. It is recommended that the tab be
kept in the PROTECT position, and moved to the WRITE position
only when you wish to write new data onto the disk.
Disks containing important performance data for this unit should
always be locked (have their write protect tab slid to the “Protect”
position) before you insert them into the drive of another instru-
ment (except the PR-300, or a product of the HP-G, MT, KR, or
Atelier families), or into a computer’s drive. Otherwise, when per-
forming any disk operations (such as checking the contents of the
disk, or loading data), you risk rendering the disk unreadable by the
KR103’s disk drive.
The identification label should be firmly affixed to the disk. If the
label comes loose while the disk is in the drive, it may be difficult
to remove the disk.
Put the disk back into its case for storage.
Rear side of the disk
WRITE
(you can save data to the disk)
PROTECT
(you cannot save data)
Protect tab
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2. Panel descriptions
Front panel
[Power On] switch (not pictured)
This switch is located to the left of the KR103’s con-
trol panel. It allows you to switch the KR103 on and
off.
A
[Function] button
This button provides access to the FUNCTION menu.
You can use the
[√][®]
buttons to select the desired
function.
B
[Part Balance] button
Press this button to select the part whose level you
want to change with respect to that of the other
parts. The parts available here are: Upper, Layer, Split,
ADrums, ABass, and Accomp (this is a group of 6
parts).
Note:
There is also a
[Balance]
knob that allows you to set
the volume balance of entire sections. See page 20.
C
[Transpose] button
Press this button to select the display function that
allows you to set a transposition interval. You can
also specify which sections should be transposed
(page 20).
Press it together with the
[Reverb]
button to select
the KR103’s demo mode (page 13).
D
[Reverb] button
Press this button whenever you want to change the
settings of the digital reverb effect (page 39). Press it
together with the [Transpose] button to select the
KR103’s demo mode (page 13).
E
[Volume] knob
Use this knob to set the global volume of your KR103.
F
[Brilliance] knob
Use this knob to change the brightness of the sounds
played by the KR103.
G
[Balance] knob
This knob allows you to set the balance between the
Arranger or song parts (“Accomp”) and the solo
sounds (“Keyboard”).
H
[User Program] button
Press this button whenever you want to select a User
Program (a set of registrations) or to save the current
panel and parameter settings to a User Program.
There are 34 User Program memories. See page 47.
I
[Style Orchestrator] buttons
Press one of these buttons to choose the desired
orchestration for the selected Music Style. See
page 19.
J
[Music Style] buttons
These buttons allow you to select Music Style fami-
lies. When you press a button, the first Style of the
selected family is immediately recalled. The button of
the selected family lights. Note that the KR103 mem-
orizes your selection within each family, and immedi-
ately recalls the last Style you used within that fam-
ily.
The last button ([User]) provides access to the Music
Style in the KR103’s temporary area or Styles on an
inserted floppy disk.
K
[Fill In] buttons
These buttons have two functions: you can use them
to select the desired accompaniment pattern for a
Music Style (while the Arranger is stopped), or to
switch from the accompaniment pattern to a Fill-In
during a performance (page 17).
L
[Intro/Ending] button
Press this button when you want to start a Style per-
formance with an introduction, or to stop Music
Style playback with a musical ending. When you
press the [Arranger] button, the Intro pattern is auto-
matically selected.
If you press it during Style playback, this button
selects the Ending pattern.
M
[Start/Stop] button
Press this button to start or stop Style playback. Press
it together with the [Intro÷Ending] button to switch
the Sync Start function on or off.
Style Orchestrator Fill In
Sync
Pop
Rock
Start
Stop
Intro
Ending
To Variation
Basic
User Program
Reverb
Demo
Function Part Balance
Balance
KeyboardAccomp
Volume Brilliance
Transpose
Advanced
Full
To Original
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Big Band
Swing
Oldies
Country
Ballad
Acoustic
A B C D
E F G H
I
J
K L M
Music Style
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N
Tempo indicators
These indicators flash to indicate the current Music
Style or song tempo.
O
[Count/Mark] button
Press this button to select the count-in function,
after which the KR103 counts down one measure
before starting Music Style or song playback.
This button also allows you to set and use the
KR103’s REPEAT function.
P
[Metronome] button
This button allows you switch the metronome on and
off, and to change the metronome volume. The
tempo can be set with the Tempo [+][–] buttons.
Q
Tempo buttons
Use these buttons to decrease (“–”) or increase (“+”)
the tempo of the Music Style or song you are playing
back. Note that each Style and song has a preset
tempo. Press Tempo [+][–] together to recall the
Style’s or song’s default tempo.
R
[Song] button
This button allows you to select the KR103’s Song
mode where you can select Standard MIDI Files and
start/control playback of the selected song using the
buttons in the “Record/Playback” section. The KR103
is supplied with several internal songs.
S
[Music Assistant] button
This button allows you to work with pre-programmed
registrations (additional User Programs). See page 15.
T
[+][–], [
][
®
] buttons
The [√][®] buttons allow you to select a group or
parameter. You can press them, hold them, or press
one while holding the other to change the scrolling
speed. (Music Style groups can also be selected via
the dedicated “Music Style” buttons to the left of the
display.)
The [+][–] buttons allow you to set the value of the
selected parameter, and to select Tones, Styles, Music
Assistant memories, Songs, and Function parameters.
U
[Exit] and [Enter] buttons
The [Exit] button takes you back to a higher level
(when selecting User Programs or editing Function
parameters, for example) or to the KR103’s main
page.
[Enter] allows you to confirm the selection of a func-
tion. In certain cases, pressing it takes you to a lower
parameter level.
N
R
S
T
U
O P
Q
Count Metronome
Marker
Song
Music
Assistant
Tempo
Exit Enter
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[Tone] buttons
Press one of these buttons and use [+][–] or [√][®] to
assign a sound (“Tone”) or Drum Set to the Upper,
Layer or Lower part. See page 35.
W
[Disk] button
Press this button to access the Disk functions. They
are used for saving data to disk, and managing floppy
disks. See p. 53.
X
Record/Playback section
The buttons in this section allow you to control song
recording and playback as well as to select the tracks
you want to hear or record. See page 23 and 28.
Y
Disk drive
Used for playing back material recorded on floppy
disks, or saving and loading songs or settings to/from
disk.
Z
One Touch Program [Piano]/[Arranger] buttons
These buttons allow you to instantly recall the appro-
priate settings for the music you want to play.
a
[Split] and [Layer] buttons
These buttons have several functions:
By pressing [Split], you assign the Upper part to the
right half of the keyboard, and the KR103’s Arranger
to the left. By pressing it together with the [Layer]
button, you switch on a second part (called “Lower”)
that can be played via the left half. See page 21.
b
[Melody Intelligence] button
This button allows you to switch the Melody Intelli-
gence function on/off. Melody Intelligence is a func-
tion that adds a harmony part to your melody play-
ing. See p. 34.
Rear panel
A
USB port
Use a USB cable to connect this port to your com-
puter. This allows you to send and receive MIDI data
to/from your computer. While a cable is connected to
this port, the MIDI In and Out sockets cannot be used.
B
Expression socket
This is where you can connect an optional EV-5 or
EV-7 expression pedal that can be used as a volume
pedal.
C
Pedal socket
This is where you can connect the pedal cable of the
supplied stand (KRS103). The stand comes with three
pedals.
D
MIDI sockets (Out, In)
Use these connectors to exchange MIDI data with
external MIDI devices. Note that these sockets are not
available while a cable is connected to the USB
socket.
E
INPUT R/L (MONO) sockets
This is where you can connect the audio outputs of
another MIDI instrument, a CD or cassette player, etc.
The signals of that audio source will be amplified and
mixed with the KR103’s own audio signals.
F
OUTPUT R/L (MONO) sockets
These sockets allow you to connect the KR103 to
your HiFi amplifier, a mixer, a cassette deck, a key-
board amplifier, etc. If the external amplifier is mono,
be sure to connect it to the OUTPUT L/MONO socket.
Lower
V
Z a b
W X
Y
Record/PlaybackTone
Reset
FwdBwd
Rec
Play/Stop
Upper
Lower
Whole
Rhythm
Accomp
Menu
R4321
Bass
Piano StringsOrgan
Sax
Brass
Guitar
Bass
Others
Drums/Sfx
Piano
Layer
Split
Arranger
One Touch Program
Melody
Intelligence
Disk
A B C D E F
Stereo Stereo
L (Mono)Out In RR L (Mono)
Pedal
Expression
Input
MIDI
Output
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3. Before using the KR103
Connections
Connecting the pedal cable
Insert the pedal cable into the
[Pedal] connector on the rear
panel of the KR103.
Connecting the power cord
Insert the included power cable into the AC inlet on the
KR103, and then plug it into an electrical outlet.
Be sure to use the supplied power cord.
Setting up the music stand
Set up the music stand as shown in the figure below.
Fold the three supporting feet at the back of the
stand and check whether the stand is held in place.
Before moving the KR103, be sure to lower the music
stand as a safety precaution.
Opening/closing the lid
(1) To open the lid, use both hands to lift it lightly, and
slide it away from yourself.
(2) To close the lid, pull it gently toward yourself, and
lower it softly after it has been fully extended.
When opening and closing the lid, be careful not to
let your fingers get caught. If small children will be
using the KR103, adult supervision should be pro-
vided.
If you need to move the instrument, make sure the
lid is closed first to prevent accidents.
Connecting headphones
The KR103 has two jacks for plugging in headphones.
This allows two people to listen through headphones
simultaneously, making it very useful for lessons and
when performing piano pieces for four hands. Addi-
tionally, this allows you to play without having to
worry about bothering others around you, even at
night.
Plug the headphones into the phones jack located at
the bottom left of the piano.
Connecting headphones will automatically mute the
sound from the internal speakers.
The headphone volume is adjusted by the [Volume]
knob of the KR103.
Be sure to use stereo headphones (such as the Roland
RH-25, RH-50 or RH-200).
Notes on using headphones
To prevent damage to the cord, handle the head-
phones only by the headset or the plug.
Connecting the headphones when the volume of
connected equipment is turned up may result in
damage to the headphones. Lower the volume on the
KR103 before plugging in the headphones.
Listening at excessively high volume levels will not
only damage the headphones, but may also cause
hearing loss. Use the headphones at a moderate vol-
ume level.
Phones plug x 2
P
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Phones socket x2
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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
speakers and other devices.
(1) To turn the power on, turn the [Volume] knob all
the way down, and then press the [Power¥On] but-
ton.
The power will turn on, and the power indicator at
the left front of the KR103 will light.
After a few seconds, you will be able to play the key-
board to produce sound.
Use the [Volume] knob to adjust the volume.
The KR103 is equipped with a protection circuit. A
brief interval (a few seconds) after power up is
required before the unit will operate normally.
(2) To turn the power off, first turn the [Volume] knob
all the way to the left, and then press the
[Power¥On] button.
The power indicator will go dark, and the power is
turned off.
About the pedals
The KR103 comes with three pedals that are built into
the supplied stand:
The pedals have the following functions, and are used
mainly for piano performance.
Damper pedal (right pedal)
While this pedal is pressed, notes will be sustained
even after you take your fingers off the keys. On an
acoustic piano, holding down the damper pedal will
allow the remaining strings to resonate in sympathy
with the sounds that you played from the keyboard,
adding a rich resonance.
The KR103 simulates this damper resonance.
Sostenuto pedal (central pedal)
This pedal sustains only the sounds of the keys that
were already played when you pressed the pedal.
Soft pedal (left pedal)
When you hold down this pedal and play the key-
board, the sound will have a softer tone.
About the adjuster
When you move the KR103 or if you feel that the ped-
als are unstable, adjust the screw located below the
pedals as follows.
Rotate the adjuster to lower it so that it is in firm con-
tact with the floor. If there is a gap between the pedals
and the floor, the pedals may be damaged. In particular
when placing the instrument on carpet, adjust this so
that the pedals firmly contact the floor.
If the adjuster is difficult to turn, have one person lift
either the left or right side of the stand to make it eas-
ier for another person to turn the adjuster and make
the adjustment.
Note: After adjusting the screw, press the pedals. If the stand’s
front board moves, turn the adjuster further so that it makes firm
contact with the floor.
Note: Always readjust the adjuster after moving the instrument.
Power Indicator
Power
Power indicator
Soft Pedal
Sostenuto Pedal
Damper Pedal
Adjuster
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4. First steps
Adjusting the sound’s volume and
brilliance
(1) Turn the [Volume] knob to adjust the overall vol-
ume.
(2) Turn the [Brilliance] knob to adjust the brightness of
the sound.
(3) Use the [Balance] knob to set the balance between
the accompaniment and your live playing.
Turn it towards “Keyboard” if the notes you play
yourself are too soft. Turn it towards “Accomp” if
your playing is too loud with respect to the Arranger
(or song).
Note: See page 42 for how to set the balance between the
Keyboard parts.
Listening to the demo songs
Your KR103 comes with song demos, Tone demos,
and Style demos.
The song demo illustrates the possibilities of the
KR103 as a whole.
Tone demos show off the KR103’s amazing sound
quality.
Style demos give you an idea of the quality of the
on-board Music Styles.
(1) Press the [Transpose] and [Reverb] buttons simulta-
neously to activate demo mode.
The display’s message line now looks as follows:
The KR103 starts playing back all demos one after the
other.
(2) If necessary, press the [Start÷Stop] button to stop
playback.
(3) Press the [Transpose] and [Reverb] buttons again
simultaneously to leave demo mode.
You can also listen to specific sound (“Tone”) or Style
demos:
Playing back a Tone demo song
(1) Press the [Transpose] and [Reverb] buttons simulta-
neously to activate demo mode.
(2) Press a [Tone] button to select the demo song of
the corresponding family:
Playback of the Tone demo song starts automatically.
The display’s message line now looks as follows:
You can now press [Start÷Stop] to stop playback of the
currently selected Tone song. If you press this button
again, the next Tone demo song will be played back.
Style Orchestrator
Basic
Reverb
Balance
Demo
Volume Brilliance
Function Part Balance Transpose
KeyboardAccomp
User Program FullAdvanced
Style Orchestrator
Basic
Reverb
Balance
Demo
Volume Brilliance
Function Part Balance Transpose
KeyboardAccomp
User Program FullAdvanced
Style Orchestrator
Basic
Reverb
Balance
Demo
Volume Brilliance
Function Part Balance Transpose
KeyboardAccomp
User Program FullAdvanced
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Melody
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Lower
One Touch Program
Layer
Split
Arranger
DiskStringsOrgan
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Brass
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(3) If necessary, press another [Tone] button to select
another song.
If you like, you can press [Song] to launch playback of
the general demo song (see above).
(4) Press [Start÷Stop] to stop Tone demo song playback.
Playing back a Style demo song
(1) Select demo mode (see step (1) above).
(2) Press a [Music¥Style] button to select the demo song
of the corresponding family.
Playback of the Style demo song starts automatically.
The display’s message line now looks as follows:
You can now press [Start÷Stop] to stop playback of the
currently selected Style demo song. If you press this
button again, the next Style demo song will be played
back.
(3) If necessary, press another [Style] button to select
another song.
If you like, you can press [Song] to launch playback of
the general demo song (see above).
(4) Press [Start÷Stop] to stop Style demo song playback.
Leaving demo mode
Press the [Transpose] and [Reverb] buttons simulta-
neously to leave demo mode.
Connecting external amplifiers and
other devices
If the KR103’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 KR103 to another device, turn
off the power to both devices.
If you wish to amplify the KR103 through an external
system, or record your music using a tape recorder,
connect the KR103’s Output jacks to the AUX IN, LINE
IN or CH IN jacks of the external (keyboard) amplifier,
mixer or tape deck.
Note: If you are connecting the KR103 to a device with a
monaural input, use the L/Mono jack.
Note: For cassette decks or HiFi amplifiers, you need audio
leads with mono jacks at one end and (usually) RCA/cinch
jacks at the other.
After connecting the KR103 to the amplifier, etc., be
sure to switch on the KR103 and the external
device(s) in the following order:
First turn on the power to the KR103.
Then turn on the power to the mixing console, amp,
etc. (in that order).
Receiving audio signals from external sources
You can connect the audio outputs of an external MIDI
instrument, CD or cassette player, etc., to the INPUT
jacks. That has the advantage that such signals can be
amplified by the KR103 and are therefore also present
in the headphones (if connected).
To connect an external signal source, follow the
instructions above but be sure to connect the LINE OUT,
etc., jacks of the external source to the KR103’s Input
jacks.
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Stereo
R L (Mono)
Input
Stereo
R L (Mono)
Output
To the AUX IN/LINE IN jacks of the external ampli-
fier/mixer, etc.
Stereo
R L (Mono)
Input
Stereo
R L (Mono)
Output
From the LINE OUT, etc., jacks of the external
instrument, CD player, etc.
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Automatic registration: Music
Assistant
The KR103 has a practical function that allows you
to quickly make all required settings for the music
you want to play: the MUSIC ASSISTANT function. It
prepares everything you need for working with the
automatic accompaniment function (Style, Tones,
effects, etc.). It is not available for song playback.
The following parameters are set automatically when
you select a Music Assistant memory:
(1) Press the [Music¥Assistant] button.
Its indicator lights and the display shows the first 8
characters of the name of the last Music Assistant
setting you selected.
After a few seconds, the full name scrolls through the
display.
(2) Use [+][–] to specify the desired Music Assistant
memory.
The Music Assistant memories are selected in alpha-
betic order.
(3) Use [√][®] to jump to the previous or next “letter”
(e.g. from the “B” to the “A” or “C” group).
Note: If necessary, you can now change the settings you
do not like (e.g. select another sound for the Upper part,
etc.) and then save your new version to a User Program
(see p. 47).
(4) Press the [Start÷Stop] button to start Arranger play-
back.
The KR103 starts playing an accompaniment that
matches the genre you selected.
If the accompaniment is too fast (or too slow), here is
how to change the Music Style tempo:
Press [–] to decrease the tempo in steps of one unit.
Press [+] to increase the tempo in steps of one unit.
(5) Use your right hand to play a melody to the
accompaniment.
See page 16 for details about the various Arranger
functions.
(6) Press [Start÷Stop] again to stop Music Style play-
back.
Playing piano music
To play piano music without accompaniment, pro-
ceed as follows:
(1) Press the [Piano] button.
This assigns a fabulous grand piano sound to the
entire keyboard (switching off the [Split] button if it
was on).
Note: In this mode, the left and center pedal always have
their “normal” piano functions (i.e. “Soft” for the left pedal,
and “Sostenuto” for the center pedal), no matter what
functions you assigned them (see p. 44).
(2) Start playing.
See page 21 for additional functions you can use
alongside the piano sound.
Music Style
Tempo
Sounds for the Upper, Layer
and Lower parts
Effect settings
Style Orchestrator
[Arranger]
and
[Split]
are
switched on
Keyboard Touch
The Sync Start function is
switched on
Song
Music
Assistant
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Lower
One Touch Program
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Split
Arranger
DiskStringsOrgan
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Drum/Sfx
Sax
Brass
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Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
Tone
Guitar
Bass
Melody
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Piano
Piano
Lower
One Touch Program
Layer
Split
Arranger
DiskStringsOrgan
Others
Drum/Sfx
Sax
Brass
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5. Playing with accompaniment (Arranger)
Let us begin with the automatic accompaniment function, which is called “Arranger” and often referred to as “Style” or
“Music Style” in the display and on the front panel.
Starting/using the Arranger
(1) Press the [Arranger] button.
The icon appears in the display and the
keyboard is split into two halves. The keys you press
in the left half are used to specify the key of the
accompaniment. The right half of the keyboard
allows you to play a tune to the accompaniment.
(2) Press the [Start÷Stop] button to start Arranger play-
back.
The metronome indicators flash to indicate the
tempo and beats according to the following system:
Note: The lighting pattern of the beat indicators can be
switched off. See “Beat Ind” on p. 46.
There is also a BEAT indication in the display that tells
you where you are.
If the [Arranger] indicator lights, you will hear a ste-
reo string sound and a monophonic bass sound while
the Arranger is stopped. The string and bass sounds
are muted as soon as you start Arranger playback (or
switch on the SYNC START function). If you want to
double Arranger playback with a sound assigned to
the left half of the keyboard, switch on the Lower
part (see p. 21).
(3) Play a chord (or just one note) with your left hand.
The same pattern is now played in that key. You don’t
even have to play full chords:
For major chords, playing just the root note is
enough (e.g. “C” for C major, “A” for A major, etc.)
For minor chords, playing the root note and the third
key to its right will do.
For seventh chords, playing the root and the second
key to its left is enough.
(4) Play another chord (or note) to change the
Arranger’s key.
Using the count-in function
The KR103 provides a count-in function you may want
to use for practising new songs. This function counts
down one measure when you press the [Start÷Stop] but-
ton, after which Arranger playback starts.
(1) Press the [Count÷Marker] button.
The following message appears in the display:
(2) Use the [+][–] buttons to select “On” (count-in
active, the button’s indicator lights) or “Off” (no
count-in, the button’s indicator goes dark).
Tone
Guitar
Bass
Melody
Intelligence
Piano
Piano
Lower
One Touch Program
Layer
Split
Arranger
DiskStringsOrgan
Others
Drum/Sfx
Sax
Brass
ARRANGER
Arranger
(accompaniment)
Upper part
(melody)
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
Marker
Count Metronome
Marker
Count Metronome
“1”
“2”
The slightly bigger indicators at either
end of the arc indicate the beats. The
remaining indicators are only used to
simulate the movement of a mechanic
metronome.
The big indicators light red to indi-
cate the downbeat (see 1), and
green on the remaining beats of a bar
(see 2). Consequently, the third beat
of this example is indicated by the left
indicator that then lights in green.
C major C minor
C7
Only the key that corresponds to
the chord's name.
Root note + third key to the
right.
Root note + second key to the left.
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
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(3) Repeat steps (1) and (2) to switch the Count-In
function back off (or on) again.
Changing the tempo
Use the Tempo [+][–] buttons to decrease ([–]) or
increase ([+]) the tempo (if necessary).
To return to the Music Style’s default tempo, simulta-
neously press [–] and [+].
Note: The tempo can also be set with the left or central
pedal if you assign it the “Tap Tempo” function (see p. 38).
Automatic playback start (Sync Start)
“Sync Start” means that the Arranger starts playing
back the selected Music Style as you play a note or a
chord with your left hand (to the left of the split point).
In PIANO mode, Arranger playback will start when you
press any note.
(1) Stop Music Style playback.
(2) Simultaneously press the [Intro÷Ending] and
[Start÷Stop] buttons (the [Start÷Stop] and
[Intro÷Ending] indicators flash).
The icon appears in the display.
(3) Play a note or chord in the chord recognition area
of the keyboard.
If the [Split] indicator lights, you need to play some-
thing in the left half of the keyboard to start the
Arranger.
Stopping Arranger playback
Press [Start÷Stop] again to stop playback.
You can also press [Intro÷Ending] during Arranger
playback. In that case, you first hear an ending
phrase. When it is finished, the Arranger stops auto-
matically.
Using different Music Style
patterns
Each Music Style comprises several patterns, so that
you can vary the accompaniment by starting with an
introduction, using a simple accompaniment for the
verses, a more elaborate one for the choruses and by
ending your songs with an “Ending” pattern.
There are several buttons that allow you to select other
accompaniment patterns of the Music Style you are
using:
The available buttons select Music Style “patterns”. The
icon corresponding to the button you press appears in
the display (and the indicator of the button you press
lights):
Furthermore, the chord field in the dis-
play indicates the name of the chord
you played last. This chord is used by
the accompaniment:
While the VARIATION and ORIGINAL
patterns (as well as their Style Orches-
trator versions) keep repeating the same accompani-
ment until you select another one, or until you stop
Arranger playback, Fill-Ins (see above), Intros, and
Endings are played only once.
ORIGINAL and VARIATION patterns
The ORIGINAL and VARIATION patterns can be
selected in two different ways.
Stop Style playback, then press [To¥Original] or
[To¥Variation].
‰The selected accompaniment version begins as
soon as you press the [Start÷Stop] button.
Press [To¥Original] or [To¥Variation] during Style play-
back.
‰The KR103 first plays a transition (“fill-in”) and then
selects the pattern whose name appears behind the
“To” mention.
In other words: if the KR103 is currently playing back
the ORIGINAL pattern, pressing [To¥Original] triggers
a fill-in, at the end of which the Arranger returns to
the ORIGINAL pattern.
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
SYNC START
Pattern Function
INTRO
[Intro÷Ending]
Starts playback of an introduction. (The
Intro pattern is automatically selected
whenever you press the [Arranger] but-
ton.)
ORIGINAL Simple accompaniment version. (Press
[To¥Original] before starting Style play-
back.)
FILL Transition (“Fill In”) to VARIATION or
ORIGINAL. See below for details.
VARIATION Slightly more complex accompaniment
version. (Press [To¥Variation] before start-
ing Style playback.)
ENDING
[Intro÷Ending]
Phrase that announces the end of the
song. Use this button instead of
[Start÷Stop] to stop playback.
INTRO ORIGINAL FILL VARIATION ENDING
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If you press [To¥Variation], however, while the ORIGI-
NAL pattern is being played, the Arranger first plays a
(different) fill-in, and then switches to the VARIA-
TION pattern.
INTRO and ENDING
While the ORIGINAL and VARIATION patterns keep
repeating the same accompaniment until you select
another one or until you stop Arranger playback, Fill-
Ins (see above), Intros and Endings are played only
once.
INTRO patterns are introductions, i.e. short phrases
that set the tone for the piece you are about to play.
(1) Stop the Arranger and press the [Intro÷Ending] but-
ton (its indicator flashes).
You will now hear the introduction of the selected
Music Style. Once the INTRO pattern is finished, the
Arranger automatically proceeds with the ORIGINAL
or VARIATION pattern (depending on which of these
two indicators flashes).
Note: If the SYNC START function is on, pressing
[Intro÷Ending] only selects the INTRO pattern. Style playback
needs to be started by playing a chord in the left half of the
keyboard. If the SYNC START function is off, however, play-
back is started as soon as you press the [Intro/Ending] but-
ton.
Here is how to add a musical closing section to your
performance:
(2) Press the [Intro÷Ending] button (its indicator lights).
The KR103 now plays an ENDING phrase. At the end
of the ENDING pattern, the Arranger stops.
As soon as you feel comfortable with the Arranger,
you should try to play a melody with your right hand
while using your left for specifying Arranger chords.
Selecting Music Styles
The KR103 provides three memory areas for Music
Styles:
POP/ROCK, BALLAD/ACOUSTIC,
OLDIES/COUNTRY, BIG BAND/SWING,
LATIN/GOSPEL, TRAD/KIDS. These are the
Style families in the KR103’s internal ROM memory.
These Styles cannot be erased (but you can modify
them in realtime using the Style Orchestrator func-
tions, see 19).
USR: This is where a Music Style loaded from a
floppy disk (MSA, MSD and MSE series, optional) is
temporarily stored. The data in this RAM memory are
erased when you switch off the KR103.
DISK: (D01~…) This area refers to a floppy disk you
inserted into the KR103’s drive. The number of avail-
able Styles depends on the floppy disk, of course. The
Style you select is transferred to the KR103’s USR
memory (see above), which is why it takes a little
longer before you can use it.
Selecting an internal Style
(1) Press the [Arranger] button.
The icon appears in the display.
(2) If you want to use a style on floppy disk, insert the
disk into the drive.
(3) Press one of the “Music Style” buttons.
Note: The family names do not appear in the display, so be
sure to check which Music Style indicator lights.
(4) Use [+][–] to specify the desired Style within the
selected family.
The first Music Style within the selected group is
selected automatically. So if you need the first Style,
there is no need to press [+]. You must use [+] or [–],
however, to select another Style within the same
group.
However, the KR103 memorizes your selection within
each family and returns to the last-selected Style
whenever you press a Music Style button.
Note: The [+][–] buttons do not allow you to go from one
family to the previous or next.
Working with the [+][–] buttons
You can press [+] or [–] either repeatedly (brief
presses) to go back or advance in single units, or
hold down [+] (or [–]) to quickly select a memory.
The fastest way to scroll through the available
memories is by holding down [–] while pressing
[+] (go backwards), or by holding down [+] while
pressing [–] (advance).
SYNC START
Tempo
Marker
Music Style
User
Trad
Kids
Latin
Gospel
Intro
Ending
Start
Stop
Big Band
Swing
Ballad
Acoustic
Oldies
Country
Pop
Rock
Fill In Sync
To Original
To Variation
Count Metronome
Song
Music
Assistant
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