Yamaha CLP-115 Transposition problem

I'm trying to transpose a song following the instructions in my owner's manual. However, the new pitches play simultaneously with the originals. That's right, I play one key, and two pitches sound. I've tried everything I can think of. Suggestions?

Thanks.
PCD

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May 12, 2010
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Yamaha CLP-115 Transposition problem
by: Alfred

Dear Phyllis: Sometimes our suggestions work - much to our delight - but I believe Dick's candle-burning and finger-crossing was the solution!
We are both happy for you. Now a word of "moderation". The initial problem may never return. Some dust/dirt may have been dislodged with your reset efforts, or some internal temporary faulty component may have rejuvenated itself with those actions. In any case, now that you've found this Forum, we invite you to stay in touch with questions/comments whenever you like. Help us (and other helpful members) to make this
Forum grow!! Keep well. Alfred

May 11, 2010
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transposing
by: Dick Rector

Hi Phyllis,

GREAT, and if you want to know what happened.....
Yes me tooo, but I have burnt a candle that must be it.

Thanks for letting us know and keep fingers crossed.
Dick

May 10, 2010
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You won't believe this....
by: Phyllis

Today, suddenly, all prior symptoms (which had been multiplying) disappeared. I hadn't touched the piano in about 24 hours, had called in no professional help--nothing. Everything is now working normally, and I can transpose (now that I no longer need to!). I don't know if this will last, but for the moment, I and my bank account are happy for the reprieve. Thanks, all, for your feedback!

PCD

May 05, 2010
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Yamaha CLP 115 Transposition
by: Alfred

Dear Phyllis: Dear Phyllis: As is his custom, Dick has given you the best input. He is one of the Forum?s most active and knowledgeable members. Before you contract the services of a professional in your area, I suggest you contact

http://yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ServiceLocator/0,,VNM%3DLIVE.00.html

That site provides info re Yamaha?s service locations which may be near you. You can then
compare charges between them and whichever other technician you may choose. Good luck to you, and as Dick said, please come back to this Forum anytime you feel we can be of help.

May 05, 2010
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strange noises
by: Dick Rector

Hi Phyllis again,

To my humble opinion it has nothing to do with transposing as such. Indeed a strange problem if it does not occur when you don't transpose than I really don't know what to advice else than have it checked out by a prof.
I am not familiar with these piano's and don't know how the technical/mechanical part functions but if it is an underlay-pad like in most keyboards, it should not be a very expensive repair as it is quite a common problem with a bit older (or sometimes newer but very rough played)instruments.
In keyboards, each octave has it's own 'pad' but all the keys of the same kind are using 'one route' to the sound-processor. If one C or A is doing funny things, in general the other C's or A's are giving problems as well.
I hope you can have it sorted out and please come back to this forum with the result as we all can learn from it.

Regards
Dick

May 04, 2010
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Will Call Somebody
by: Phyllis

Thanks, Dick. Just strange how it started all of a sudden, the very first time (yes, in 9 years) that I tried transposing!

May 04, 2010
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strange noises
by: Dick Rector

Phyllis,

Alfred did give the correct advice for resetting the keyboard and if that didn't solve the problem....
Your piano was released in 2002 and to me it sounds like a problem with the underlying rubber contact-pads.
Typical for this problem is none at all or to hard or soft sound, double tones while playing only one key and other strange effects.
I am afraid you need a professional with the knowledge and tools to solve this problem. It is in general not a DIY job.
Mind I am only guessing that this is the problem.

Regards
Dick

May 04, 2010
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No luck initializing
by: Phyllis

Again, thanks for your assistance, but I tried all three methods, and the problem persists. When I try to transpose, I get two pitches for every key played. In addition (I failed to mention this earlier), sometimes I now get keys playing an octave too high--very sporadically. Any ideas on what to try next?

May 04, 2010
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Transposing Yamaha CLP 115
by: Alfred

Dear Phyllis: Thanks for speedy response. I apologize for not being more explicit, and the following should help ---
Most Yamaha units allow the user to reset them to "original" condition by what they call "Initializing".
1) Unless Settings have been Stored (Memorized in Registration Memory), turning the Unit OFF will erase them. (It takes effect if the Unit is turned ON, played, then turned OFF. This is the Simple Reset. It erases all Backup Data in Flash Memory, and restores all initial Default Settings.
2) For a partial initialization, turn the Unit OFF, then WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE LAST WHITE KEY, turn the Unit ON. This reset erases all User Settings, Registration Memory, User Songs and Style File; meaning it erases all your backed up Data.
3) If you want an out-of-the-box ?Factory? Reset.turn the Unit Off, and then WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE LAST WHITE KEY, PLUS THE LAST THREE BLACK KEYS, turn the Unit On again; meaning everything, including MIDI info will be erased.

Whether you choose (2) or (3) above, the piano should be ready for you to Transpose as you want.
In the hope that either of these suggestions gets the job done, please post a follow-up Forum message so other members will learn from your experience. Don't hesitate to get back to us if you need more info or help. Thanks and good luck.

May 04, 2010
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Initialization????
by: Phyllis

I appreciate your help--but I don't know what you mean by "initialize the unit." If you mean to turn off and on, or unplug and plug in, I've tried that. I don't see anything about "initialization" in my manual. Can you provide more info?

Thanks,
PCD

May 04, 2010
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Transposing Yamaha Clavinova CLP 115
by: Alfred

Dear PCD: First, store whatever recordings you want to save(Use Flash Stick?), then try Initializing the unit. These actions may help to restore the piano to normal condition ready for Transposition. Hope this helps. Please advise us if you are successful. Good luck and thanks for contacting this Forum.

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