PSR S500 Harmonics

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PSR S500 Harmonics

Unread post by stringman » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:53 am

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.

I have just purchased a PSR S500 and am very pleased with it. However, I don't seem to have the hang of the harmonics function. I had a Technics keyboard before this one and the harmonics, on piano, were really good . On the Yamaha there seems to be hardly any difference, on piano, when the harmonics button is on. Also, there is virtually no difference between the settings, Block, Duet, Trio etc. Am I missing something? Is there some other function I should be initiating - some other button I should be pressing.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Unread post by Clyde » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi stringman,
Welcome to the Forums! Perhaps an S500 user can give you some solutions, have you researched it in the owners manual? Yeah, I know, who reads owner's manuals. Well, I do, with a new piece of gear I may spend several days or up to a few weeks with the manual and a notepad in my lap until I get completely familar with the gear. It may be that you have to enter the edit mode and save the setting, your manual may answer this question.
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Unread post by Fozzer » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:40 pm

Clyde wrote:Hi stringman,
Welcome to the Forums! Perhaps an S500 user can give you some solutions, have you researched it in the owners manual? Yeah, I know, who reads owner's manuals. Well, I do, with a new piece of gear I may spend several days or up to a few weeks with the manual and a notepad in my lap until I get completely familiar with the gear. It may be that you have to enter the edit mode and save the setting, your manual may answer this question.
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Unread post by Caroline » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:00 am

Im aware this is an old thread, but if anyone one else has the same query, the harmony function (and all the effects for this) only works when using accompaniments.

The nearest you may get to a fuller right hand if you just want to expand your piano playing is the piano octave/2nd octave selection as your main voice. Personally I dont like the sound of the octave pianos, as the 'Live Grand just cant be beaten'.

One way to fake a full harmonised right hand, is to lay down your accompaniement track, then record your 'harmonised' right hand, then delete the accompaniment track. This will leave you with a recorded right hand track. Its one way to then build up your own left hand accompaniements, drums, strings etc without being tied to a standard psr style.

To play live though, do keep practising putting chords into you right hand, youd be amazed how quickly your brain/hand picks up standard chord patterns, but always remember to keep the tune as your top note of the chord. xx
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