Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function?

Posted by: newbert

Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/27/13 04:12 PM

I'm still working through exploring all of the functions of my new Yamaha DGX640. Everything is working as explained in the accompanying DVD except the "Harmony" button. Frankly, I don't detect any difference in sound between this button being on or not. But in the DVD video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwQ-6ujYlnw) there is a distinct difference. (Note that "Harmony" IS lit in the LCD when it's on.)

However, when I activate the "Dual" button next to the "Harmony button, I DO hear two voices.

Is there something I'm omitting when trying out this feature? Perhaps another setting somewhere that needs to be activated/de-activated or adjusted?

Any help with a step-by-step procedure to get this to work would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Bert
Posted by: peterws

Re: Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/27/13 06:28 PM

Well, I have the 620, and when I press it, nothin happens either. Not much help am I?
Posted by: newbert

Re: Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/27/13 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: peterws
Well, I have the 620, and when I press it, nothin happens either. Not much help am I?


Perhaps not. But at least I'm not alone then in understanding how it's supposed to work! 8-)

Thanks.
Posted by: piRround

Re: Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/28/13 09:06 AM

IIRC you must be using the accompaniment feature for the harmony to work. Is that what you're doing?
Posted by: newbert

Re: Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/28/13 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: piRround
IIRC you must be using the accompaniment feature for the harmony to work. Is that what you're doing?


AHA! That was the missing piece of the puzzle!

Thanks!
Posted by: TrumpetMan

Re: Yamaha DGX640 - Harmony Function? - 01/28/13 08:25 PM

And it will harmonise the melody differently if you play different chords.