Need help with Yamaha DGX-660


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I have been looking for someone who knows the ins and outs of the Yamaha DGX-660 to provide me with some "online" tutoring on some of the advanced features. I have found little of value in the owner's manual or on YouTube. Specifically, I would like to understand how to be able to have multiple voices at the same time and also control the drum/percussion rhythms to match what I'm playing. I find it very confusing, and I'm stuck. Happy to pay for some help!
 
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Can you clarify what you mean by "multiple voices at the same time"?
 
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The DGX models are limited in the voices they can play when layered.

You will need to verify but I think you can have two voices in the upper and one in the lower, although one of the voices may be multiple strings or brass etc.

Even dedicated arrangers typically have three upper and one lower.
 
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Can you clarify what you mean by "multiple voices at the same time"?
Sometimes I want to play one of the piano patches that is accompanied by a synth patch or a string patch. Usually it is two instrument sounds that I want to combine. Ideally, I would be able to adjust the volume of each and create the balance I'm looking for. It would be like having a piano player and a keyboard player on stage -- or - a piano player and a violinist playing together. The sound engineer decides the appropriate mix of the two. I have not figured out how to do that. It looks like it is possible, but I can't make it happen. I have "sort of" been able to use the split function to assign one instrument sound to some of the octaves and another instrument sound to the octaves above that split point. But that is not the same as having both sounds at the same time across the entire keyboard.
 
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Are you doing this?

ie Layering 2 voices,

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Yes, I tried this but it seemed that no matter what I did, the voice that is automatically selected to pair with the main voice is all I can get to play. However, I am going to try again and to be sure to take note of what does or doesn't happen as I'm hoping it would, which will include being able to control the volume level of each of the voices to get the desired balance. I assume that the main voice is a bit louder, but in some cases, it might be nice to have the volumes equal or even to favor the other voice. THANKS, Biggles, for calling my attention to this section of the owner's manual again.
 
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Each voice usually has default settings which are automatically recalled when you select a voice as the Main Voice. This usually includes a specific Dual Voice that complements the selected Main Voice.

For that reason, you should select the Main Voice first, then select the desired Dual Voice, because if you select the Dual Voice first, then select the Main Voice, whatever you selected for the Dual Voice will get replaced by the default Dual Voice for that Main Voice.

You should also change the Main Volume and Dual Volume last, for the same reason:

1) Select the desired Main Voice.

2) Turn on the DUAL option if it isn't already on.

3) Select the desired Dual Voice.

4) Set the Main Volume as desired.

5) Set the Dual Volume as desired.
 
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I should have added that if you don't want to go through that procedure each time you want to play a song using a favorite voice setup, save your setup to a Registration Memory once you're done, so you can recall it a later time.
 

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