Your Yamaha AR-80 Electone is packed with many sophisticated functions, yet is amazingly easy to use. The main features are briefly described here, so that you can quickly understand the capabilities of the Electone.
Astoundingly True-to-life Sounds ,The new AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation technology gives you 148 exceptionally realistic and natural-sounding Voices. The AR-80 also has special Voice sets for XG, GM (General MIDI) and DOC (Disk Orchestra) song data. To make sure you’re never at a loss for notes, the AR-80 has an amazingly large 128-note polyphonic capacity. What’s more,the touch response built into the keyboards provides full expressive control over the Voices. There are a Variety of Organ Sounds e.g The Flute/Tibia and Extra Voice sections ,which give you access to a wide variety of conventional and traditional organ sounds — from jazz and pop to church and theatre.
Instant Registration Changes
The extensive Registration Menu section of the AR-80 gives you instant access to 288 different Registrations, covering a broad range of musical styles. Each the Registration features complete Voice and Style (rhythm/accompaniment) settings, to perfectly match the type of music. Moreover, twelve Registration Memory panel buttons let you store your own custom Registrations and call them up instantly as you perform.
Original Voice Creation
The Voice Edit feature provides simple, easy-to-use voice editing tools for creating your own original Electone Voices. Dynamic, Realistic Automatic Accompaniment. The Style section of the AR-80 features 160 specially programmed rhythm and accompaniment patterns — in a wide variety of musical genres. The A.B.C. (Auto Bass Chord) gives you full, exciting instrumental backing — just like a real band — that automatically changes bass and chords according to the chords (and pedal notes.) Plus, the Keyboard Percussion lets you assign and play the realistic drum and percussion sounds from the keyboard.
This special function lets you assign different Voices to assignable left and right sides of the Lower keyboard, effectively giving you a “third” keyboard.
Accompaniment Program and Sequence Program
The powerful Accompaniment Program function lets you create your own User Styles (accompaniment patterns) — including drum/percussion, bass, chord, pad and phrase parts. Each Style you create can have different Intro, Main A and B, Fill In, and Ending patterns. The Sequence Program function lets you connect your original User Styles together with the preset Styles to create up to four complete rhythm/accompaniment tracks, which you can automatically play back during your performance. Naturally, you can use the A.B.C. automatic accompaniment features with these Style sequences as well.
Wide Variety of Digital Effects
The AR-80 Voices can also be enhanced with a full range of high-quality effects, including Tremolo (for reproducing rotating speaker sounds), Symphonic/Celeste, Flanger, Delay, Reverb,and Sustain.
Recording of Performances with the Music Disk Recorder
The AR-80 also features a Music Disk Recorder (M.D.R.) for recording your Registrations and performances. The recording is completely digital and is stored to disk, which means you canedit it to your liking at any time, and no matter how many times you play it back, it will always sound exactly as you originally performed it. The M.D.R. can play a wide variety of commercially available song disks, including XG and DOC (Disk Orchestra).
Large Custom Display
The large LCD display (along with the dedicated buttons that surround it) provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control over virtually all of the AR-80’s operations.