26 YDP-S34 Owner’s Manual
Recording Your Performance
This instrument lets you record your keyboard performance as the User Song. Up to two Parts (left-hand and
right-hand) can be recorded separately. The recorded Song data can be saved to a computer as a Standard
MIDI file (SMF; page 29).
1. Select the desired Voice and other parameters, such as beat
(time signature), for recording.
For instructions on selecting a Voice, refer to page 18. If necessary, set other
parameters, such as beat (time signature) and effects, in this step.
2. Engage the Record Ready mode.
Press [REC] to engage the Record Ready mode. Your keyboard performance will be
automatically recorded to the right-hand part. Note that the already-recorded data
of the right- and left-hand parts will be erased by Quick Recording.
Recording to individual parts
While holding down [REC], press [+R] or [–L] to engage the Record Ready mode
for the Part you want to record.
If data has already been recorded to the other Part, the data in this Part will be
played back while recording.
To turn the Part off or on, press the appropriate part button ([+R] or [-L]) while
holding down [PLAY].
To exit from Record Ready mode:
Simply press [REC].
3. Play the keyboard or press [PLAY] to start recording.
The [REC] lamp lights up while the Recording Part lamp flashes at the current
4. Press either [REC] or [PLAY] to stop recording.
The [REC], [PLAY], [+R] and [–L] lamps flash, indicating that the recorded data is
being stored. After the Save operation is completed, the lamps will turn off,
indicating that the Record operation has been completed.
5. To hear the recorded Song, press [PLAY] to start playback.
Press [PLAY] again to stop playback.
To record to the other part
Repeat the steps above. In step 2, follow the instructions of “Recording individual
Recording Your Performance
The Recording function of this
instrument will record your
keyboard performance as
MIDI data. If you want to
record audio data, you can
connect a computer to the
instrument for that purpose.
Refer to page 28 for details.
You can use the Metronome
while recording; however, the
Metronome sound will not be
If the keyboard is in the Duo
mode (page 23), the data will
be recorded to each Part. The
Part for recording cannot be
Note that recording your
performance to a part
containing data will replace
already-recorded data with
the new data.
If the data capacity of the
instrument approaches full
when you engage Record
Ready mode, the [REC] and
[PLAY] lamps flash quickly for
about three seconds.
To record the right-hand Part ([+R]) To record the left-hand Part ([–L])
Never turn off the power
while the recorded data is
being stored (while the
lamps are flashing).
Otherwise, all recorded data
will be lost.
This instrument can record up
to 100 KB (approximately