TG55 Manual – Controls and Connectors – page 4 & 5


1.  [POWER] Switch Press to turn power ON or OFF.

2.  [VOICE] Key & Indicator Selects the normal voice play mode in which any of the TG55’s preset, internal or card voices can be played via a MIDI keyboard or other controller connected to the MIDI IN connector.

3. [MULTI] Key & Indicator Selects the multi-play mode in which up to 16 voices can be controlled 16 different MIDI channels via an external MIDI sequencer.

4.  [DEMO] Key Activates the built-in demonstration pieces — a great way to hear what the TG55 can do after you set up your system.

5.  [UTILITY] Key Accesses the TG55. utility functions including MIDI parameters, master tuning, transposition, overall velocity curve selection, effect on/off switching, memory card formatting and save/load operations.

6. [LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY Panel]  This 16-character x 2-line backlit liquid crystal display panel shows selected voice or multi-play setup name in the voice or multi-play mode well as function names and parameters in the utility and edit modes.

7.  [EDIT/COMPARE] Key & Indicator Activates the voice edit mode when a voice between 1 and 62 is selected the drum edit mode when voice number 63 or 64 is selected, or the multi-play edit mode if the multi-play mode is selected. Also activates the com function when in any edit mode, allowing quick comparison of the original and edited voice or multi-play setup.

8.  [STORE/COPY] Key Used to store edited data to an internal or card memory location. Also selects several handy data copy functions in the TG55 edit modes.

9. [PAGE -] and [PAGE +] Keys These keys arc used primarily to select the various function screens in TG55 voice, multi-play and drum editing modes, as well as in the utility mode.

10. [< and >] Cursor Keys Move the screen cursor from parameter to parameter in many of the TG55 editing functions.

11. [-1/NO] and [+1/YES] Keys Select voices and multi-play setups, and are used to edit parameter values in any of the TG55 edit modes. Either key can be pressed briefly for single stepping in the specified direction, or held for continuous scrolling. These keys are also used to answer the “Sure?” confirmation prompt when saving or initializing data.

12.  [DATA ENTRY] Control The [DATA ENTRY] control is the fastest way to select a value or item from a large range when editing. It can also be used to select voices in the voice play mode while the [ENTER] key is held.
13. [ENTER] and [EXIT] Keys The [ENTER] key is used to enter function subsets while editing, initiate data save and initialize operations, start demo playback, etc. The [EXIT] allows you to immediately exit from editing function subsets, exit from any editing or utility mode, stop demo playback, etc.

14.  [SELECT] Key Allows selection of voice elements and filters during voice editing.

15. [MEMORY] Key Selects the data bank — preset, internal or card — from which voices or multi-play setups will be selected.

16. [DATA and WAVE Card] Slots The DATA card slot accepts Yamaha MCD64 or MCD32 Memory Cards for storage and retrieval of TG55 voices, multi-play setups and system data. The WAVE card slot accepts, pre-programmed wave cards — i.e. cards containing sets of sampled waves for use in TG55 voices.

17.  [PHONES] Jack Accepts a standard pair of stereo headphones (1/4″ stereo phone plug) for headphone monitoring of the TG55 sound without the need for external amplification equipment.

18. [MASTER VOLUME] Control Adjusts the volume of the sound delivered via the rear-panel OUTPUT jacks and the front-panel PHONES jack.

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