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Yamaha HD200A

Intonation is one of the hardest things to teach a beginner ensemble. The HD200A Harmony Director lets you demonstrate to your students how their individual notes t into complete chords. It allows you to teach aurally rather than theoretically. This kind of harmonic understanding often takes years of experience to develop. The Harmony Director can help accelerate this process within your ensemble, moving them from a good group to an outstanding group.

The Harmony Director lets you demonstrate to your students how their individual notes fit into complete chords. It allows you to teach them through examples rather than words alone, the kind of harmonic understanding that takes many years of experience to develop. The Harmony Director can help your ensemble move from good to outstanding.

There is certainly an art to ear training...

This comprehensive tool brings harmony training, rhythm training and ensemble timing together in one convenient device. It enables music educators to clearly demonstrate pure temperaments and for students to learn how to tune individual notes within chords, so that entire chords may be tuned. The HD-200 Harmony Director helps musicians understand how each part fits into the complete harmony of the ensemble. This level of understanding will help your ensemble move from good to outstanding.

A Japanese Secret

Have you ever heard a Japanese high school band or chorus? Ever wonder how they get suchgreat blend and intonation? Almost all Japanese school bands use this special training tool which, until now, has only been available in Japan. The Harmony Director allows you to teach through examples rather than words alone, the kind of harmonic understanding that normally takes many years of experience to develop.

Easy Operation

Part of the HD-200's power is its ease-of-use and friendly interface. With two LCD screens and intuitive “one touch” operations, the HD-200 empowers educators in teaching intonation and ensemble timing to high levels quicker than conventional means.

Tone:

・10 voices, including piano for accompaniment
・32 Note Polyphony
・Octave Slider: Choose up to 4 octaves
・Figure Slider: Adjust the attack, release and brightness to demonstrate to players the desired tonal image
・Hold Button: Show the differences of harmony changes caused by modifications to pitch and volume

Harmony:

・Temperaments Selection: Switch on Equal, Pure Major or Pure Minor with a single button press
・Pitch and Volume Adjustment: Modify the pitch of each of 12 notes in 0.1 cent increments up to +55 cents, Change the volume of each of 12 notes from -15 to +5
・One Button Transposition to C, B, E & F

Metronome:

・Up to 6 note subdivisions including quarter note triplet
・Programmable up to 8 presets
・Tap Tempo: Easily set the tempo using the tap tempo feature

Color/Finish

Body Color Black

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 855mm (33 11/16")
Height 93.9mm (3 11/16")
Depth 262mm (10 5/16")
Weight Weight 4.35kg (9 lbs. 9 oz) (without batteries)

Control Interface

Keyboard Touch Response Yes
Range 49 keys C scal (4 octave slider)
Other Controllers Dial Data Entry Dial
Others Data Entry Button [ + ][ - ], Figure Button, Figure Sliders
Display Contrast Contrast Knob (Harmony, Metronome)

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology FM Tone Generator, AWM Tone Generator (Piano, Metronome)
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) FM: 8 notes, AWM: 32 notes
Preset Number of Voices 10 Voices
Featured Voices Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Organ, Trumpet, Horn, Brass, String, Piano Hold Button
Custom Sound Shape Edit Attack Slider, Release Slider, Brilliance Slider

Functions

Metronome Tempo Range Tempo Button
Beat Quarter Triplet Button
Tap Tap Tempo Button
Other Control Beat Button, Memoru Button, Cursor Button, Start/Stop Button, Metronome Volume Lever, Accent Volume Lever
Tuning Tuning Mode Equal Tempered Button, Pure Tempered Major Button, Pure Tempered Minor Button, Memory Button, Standard Pitch Hz Button, Cent Button, Select Manual Button, Auto Button, Note Select Button (C, C#, D, E♭, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, B♭, B), Blindvidual Pitch Button, Individual Volume Button
Transposition Transpose Button, C Button, B♭ Button, E♭ Button, F Button, Octave Select Lever (Low1, Low2, Mid, High)

Storage and Connectivity

Connectivity DC IN DC 12V IN Jack
Headphones Standard Stereo Phone Jack
FOOT PEDAL Standard Stereo Phone Jack
INPUT DC 12V IN Jack, Foot Pedal
OUTPUT Out Jack, Phones Jack

Power Supply

Power Supply Power Adaptor: PA-3, Battery: AA×6 *Power Adopter is sold separately.
Battery Life Until Low Power Warning: Approx. 3 hrs, Until Power Depleted: Approx. 4 hrs (when using alkaline batteries)

Accessories

Included Accessories Others Owner's Manual