Just a couple of days late. Never mind.
Here is the article for JULY.
Roger’s Music Page
Multi Pads for Clavinova !!!
Thank you for your kind comments and emails. I am glad you are all enjoying the new Organ style One Touch Settings.
They are still available.
This month I would like to give you some ideas about using the Multi Pads available on some of the keyboards and also how to reproduce something very similar on the Clavinova Range.
You will have found that pressing the Multi Pad buttons can produce some very good, and, some not so good sounds.
It depends what rhythm you have selected and also whether you are using OTS or not.
Here are some of the better rhythms to try out the Multi Pads with on Tyros 2.
In the R&B section you might like to try
On the S900 in the POP & ROCK section, try
COOL 8 BEAT
BRIT POP SWING
And in the BALLAD SECTION
And ORGAN BALLAD are quite nice.
There are plenty more to experiment with.
Remember that you can use one button at a time or any combination of all four.
Hold STOP while pressing a button to turn it off.
Selecting some rhythms will only produce a drum sound on the Multi Pads while other rhythms will produce brass sounds.
Remember that the rhythmic suggestions above will follow whatever chord you are playing with your left hand and don’t forget that you can use the TEMPO BUTTONS to alter the speed of the MULTI PADS.
It is quite nice to start a piece with PAD1 then add PAD2 then PAD3 then PAD4 and then bring in the Rhythm Style.
This can be done by turning the VOLUME of the Style off on the BALANCE page before you start playing and then gradually increasing it to around 70. Alternatively, you can assign a pedal to increase the volume of the style.
Remember that you can alter the volume of the MULTI PADS on the BALANCE page.
Multi pads produce different sounds, even for the same rhythm, on different Yamaha models so you will need to experiment.
As I said earlier, I have been experimenting with getting something similar to MULTI PADS on the Clavinova.
I have used a CVP309 this month, but you can use this same principle on most models since 2000.
I will explain what to do next month.