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User manual Roland, model JP-8000

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However if Legato is selected, two notes will be seamlessly joined only when you play legato. This allows you to use playing technique to determine whether notes will be slurred or not. Smoothly Changing the Pitch Between Notes (Portamento) Portamento is a function that smoothly changes the pitch from the first-played note to the pitch of the next-played note. It is effective to use Portamento when playing in Mono mode. Portamento settings can be made independently for each Patch. 70 I Portamento On/Off Each time you press [PORTAMENTO], the Portamento effect will be turned on/off. When it is on the indicator will light, and the pitch of the sound will change smoothly, similarly to the way in which notes on a string instrument such as a violin can be shifted smoothly by sliding the finger which is pressing the string along the fingerboard without releasing the string. This effect is especially effective when playing sounds such as whistle or trombone. PORTflMpNTO rSn I Setting the Duration of the Pitch Change (Portamento Time) Rotate [TIME] to set the time over which the pitch will change (Portamento Time). As the knob is rotated toward the right, the Portamento Time will become longer, and the pitch change will be slower. pitch Portamento Time Playing in a Range Beyond the Keyboard (Oscillator Shift / Keyboard Shift) If you wish to play notes in a range that extends higher or lower than the range of the JP-8000's keyboard, you can change the pitch produced by the keyboard in octave units. For example if you wish to play a bass sound in a range that is lower than the JP-8000's keyboard extends, you can simply press a button to shift the pitches of the keyboard downward an octave. The pitch can be changed in one-octave steps in the following two ways. I Oscillator Shift This method changes the pitch of each Patch. It is convenient to use this method when you wish to change just the Patch of a specific Part in Dual or Split modes. Pressing [-OCT] will lower the pitch in one-octave steps, and pressing [+OCT] will raise it in one-octave steps. Oscillator Shift can be set individually for each Patch. OSC SHIFTED ♦ocr KEYBOARD SHIFT 3 C -20CT ([-OCT] lit red) : Lower the pitch two octaves -lOCT ([-OCT] lit orange) : Lower the pitch one octave OOCT (dark) : Normal pitch +IOCT ([-OCT] lit orange) : Raise the pitch one octave +20CT ([-OCT] lit red) : Raise the pitch two octaves I Keyboard Shift This method simultaneously changes the pitch of the Patches of both the Upper and Lower Part. Since the pitch of both Patches is changed simultaneously, this method is convenient when you wish to preserve the relative pitch of the two Patches, such as when using Dual mode. Hold down [SHIFT] ([EXIT]) and press [-OCT]/[+OCT], and the Oscillator Shift buttons will change to the Keyboard Shift buttons. Keyboard Shift settings are displayed in the same way as Oscillator Shift settings, and the other button indicator will light green (refer to the diagram below). To restore the buttons to the Oscillator Shift function, once again hold down [SHIFT] and press [-OCT]/[+OCT], The Keyboard Shift setting is common to the entire JP-8000. ■s -10CT _OSC SHIFT- +10CT -OSC SHIFT™ +20CT _OSC SHIFT- -Pgr -PP7 *ggr I I I I I I orange green green orange green • Differences between Oscillator Shift and Keyboard Shift Oscillator Shift is a function that changes the pitch of the Patch itself. This means that, for example, if you set Oscillator Shift to +1 octave, Note messages received from MIDI IN will be played one octave higher. Conversely, Note messages transmitted from MIDI OUT will not be affected. In contrast, Keyboard Shift changes the pitch of the keyboard. For example if you set Keyboard Shift to +1 Octave, the result is as if the keyboard were slid one octave toward the right, and notes that will sound will be one octave higher than the keys you play. In this case, Note messages that are one octave higher will be transmitted from MIDI OUT. Conversely, Note messages that are received at MIDI IN will not be played an octave higher than normal. 71 Transposing your Performance (Part Transpose) Part Transpose allows you to modify the pitch that is produced when you play the keyboard, over a range of +/-2 octaves. When you need to adjust the key to other instruments or a vocal performer, you can use the Part Transpose function to change the pitch while still using the same fingering as before. This function also allows songs in a difficult key (with many sharps or flats) to be played in a simple key with easier fingering. Since Part Transpose can be set independently for each Part of a Performance, you can use it to create pitch differences between the pitch of the Parts to produce parallel harmony at a 4th or 5th interval. * Note messages transmitted from MIDI OUT are not transposed. | Part Transpose Settings 1. Hold down [SHIFT] ([EXIT]) and press [PFM PART] ([2]). The [PFM PART] indicator w...


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