Using the playlist feature on the CVP series

The playlist feature is a great way to collate all the songs that you play into groups and it keeps them in files known as playlists.

David Cooper

Whenever you save your registrations into registration banks they are all kept in the registration banks with their names alphabetically listed- but the playlist feature allows you to group together songs that you want to maybe play in a medley, or together- I would suggest keeping Christmas carols together, or waltzes or singalong songs grouped together.

My father plays out in old people’s clubs and parties and he is able to collate together his setlists for the different parts of his gigs.

He also does quizzes, and this is a great way to put all the songs he needs to play in order together, then he can go through them one by one.
It’s also a good way to enable you to go back to previous gig lists and see which songs you played last time- so as not to be too repetitive.

The first thing to remember is that you need to have the USB stick we delivered with your piano- still plugged in, as all the files for the playlist feature need to be stored on an external drive. We usually leave it underneath (left-hand side of the piano) in a socket out of the way., If this stick has been taken out, your playlist feature will get as far as selecting the song, then show “file not available” as it needs access to the stick to work!

So to access the playlist area you need to select the Menu button in the bottom right-hand corner of the main screen
Then select “Playlist” in the bottom left-hand corner of the menu screen

You can go between different playlists by pressing the title bar at the top of the page- this will then take you to the file selection page
If there is a curly arrow a bit like an umbrella on the right then you can select that and it will take you back a level nearer to the header page, the deeper into files you go- the more times you will need to select this “umbrella arrow” to get back to the top.

Imagine that you are selecting a word within a line, within a chapter, within a book within a shelf within a library – it’s a bit like this because you will probably be selecting a song title, within a folder, maybe within another folder, within the USB stick within the keyboard – so the umbrella arrow takes you back up one level at a time, until you get back to USB/ User page.

If you are in the User page then you will be able to select all of the files from the USB stick that we have loaded up for you- simply use them all from the USER area.

You will see CVP705/709 as one of the files here, this will enable you to use all of the songs from the CVP700 series music finder facility (cvp709 mfw), and then you will see “CVP805/809 playlist” which when selected will offer you categories of music styles that the music has been divided into specially made for the CVP800 series

To access each file- you will need to select the name of the category again and once highlighted in orange you can select “close” at the bottom and a selection of songs will appear on the screen.

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Now to select any of them, you have a choice of two ways.
1. If you press the title of the song it will highlight it in grey, which puts it into standby mode- then once selected it will show the title in orange
2. you can just select the tick next to the title and it will go orange straight away

Once selected it will use the registration buttons to the right on the screen near the keyboard to house the selections, and you will need to ensure that “OTS link” is turned on (on the far right-hand side of the piano next to the four “one Touch settings” buttons)
This will mean that all four of the backing variations of the style section have a voice change attached to them as well as a style variation.

Ok, so we have used the preset playlists from the instrument – but you may want to make up your own playlists, so to do this we select the “+” plus button at the top of the page and this will allow you to make up your own playlist files with a selection of songs that you can play in sequence or from a shortlist of your favorites
To make each playlist of your own personal playlists,

  1. Press the plus, at the top
  2. Now select “continue” to confirm that you want to make a list of your own
  3. Then press the white box at the top of the screen to get the typewriter up and delete any old search letters that may be in the box- and then type in your “search” words for your first song to add, you can put the whole title- or just part of the title (ensure you spell the words correctly !”
  4. Then OK
  5. Whichever songs from the selection you want you can tick the boxes next to the songs to select them and you’ll get a red tick in the box.
  6. Now select “add to Playlist” You can keep doing this until you have all your songs ready to save
  7. You’ll see any songs that you have selected in your new playlist
  8. You can even rearrange the order of the songs but highlighting the one you want to move and then selecting UP or DOWN on the right of the screen to move it through the list to your desired position
  9. Once finished moving them around you need to save the list with a title- to do this select the picture of the disk drive with the “downward arrow” at the top of the page, ensure you put the file where you want it to be found and then name it with the typewriter – then “OK” to save
  10. Then to re-find your playlist you go to the playlist feature from the main screen, using the menu, then playlist, then select the title you have given your playlist, then “Close” will go straight to it

So you have a great feature here that enables you to collate all your favourite songs and play them together, I’m really enjoying this feature and I hope you find it useful too

David Cooper Owner
David has been involved with music retail for over 30 years and has watched his business grow from strength to strength, once running a hugely successful general music store to now operating one of the UK's leading specialists for digital pianos, keyboards, and used organs.
  • Thank You David.
    A lot more here than in the handbook I must say.
    I have printed this off and will now work through it.

    Best wishes

  • Hello David,

    You will be of a great help to us, if you do the same article on the DGX 670.
    The procedure to pass from the ”memory” to the ”bank” and eventually to
    the ”playlist” is not ”easy going” in the manual.
    I’ve followed all the details but I cannot play back on the bank.
    So please, when you have time.
    Many thanks, JP

  • Thanks for the info David most helpful information, generally speaking i believe the cvp is not as supported as keyboards your web site is the exception again my thanks

  • Thanks for this article in your blog. Very interesting.
    In my previous comments, I was talking of the DGX670.
    It’s a new model and the process of memorize and bank seem
    different. The trouble is that the bank you just made, register the same
    style on all the previous banks.
    So, a little comment like the one you made would be very appreciated
    for the dgx670.
    Nice work and Merci beaucoup. JP

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