Functions added to the MC

Functions added to the MC-808 (Ver. 1.03)
From version 1.03, the MC-808 has a new function called Sample Chop.
This function automatically detects the appropriate points at which to divide a sample, then divides the sample accordingly.
You can use this divided sample to create a rhythm set and assign it directly to the current part.
This process consists of three steps.
1.
Sample patch is divided
2.
Rhythm set is created from the divided sample patch
3.
Newly created rhythm set is assigned to the current part
Here we will explain how to use the Sample Chop function by following this three-step process.
Automatically dividing a sample patch (Chop)
Dividing a sample patch
1.
Press [PATCH/SAMPLE] to enter Patch/Sample mode.
2.
Select the sample patch that you want to chop.
6.
Press [ENTER].
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The dividing points for the sample will be determined
according to the settings.
“Selecting a patch/sample patch” (Owner’s Manual p. 87,
p. 96)
3.
Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [4].
The sample parameter editing screen will appear.
4.
Use [CURSOR
[ENTER].
] to select “Chop,” then press
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5.
Set the parameters.
Use [CURSOR
] to select a parameter, and turn the
VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value.
Parameter
Chop Type
Explanation
How the sample is to be divided
Level:
Divide according to volume.
Beat:
Divide at beats based on the
BPM (Owner’s Manual p. 98)
of the sample.
Divide x: Divide into ‘x’ number of
equal lengths.
If Chop Type is Level
Level
Level at which the sample is to be divided
Lower settings of this value will cause
the sample to be divided more finely.
Range: 1–10
If Chop Type is Beat
Beat
Beat interval at which the sample is to be
divided
Range: 1/32, 1/16T, 1/16, 1/8T,
1/8, 1/4T, 1/4, 1/2, 1/1, 2/1
If Chop Type is Divide x
Times
Number of samples into which the sample is to be divided
Range: 2–16
MC-808 Ver. 1.03
You can perform the following operations.
• Auditioning the divided samples
You can press the keyboard pads to audition the samples after
they have been divided.
• Moving a dividing point
Press a keyboard pad to select the corresponding dividing
point. For example, keyboard pad [2] will select Point 1, and
pad [3] will select Point 2.
After you’ve selected a dividing point, turn the [VALUE] dial or
use [INC] [DEC] to change the value.
• Deleting a dividing point
Press a keyboard pad to select the dividing point you want to
delete, then press [UNDO/ERASE] to delete it.
For example, if you want the second and third samples to be
joined into a single sample, press keyboard pad [3] to display
Point 2, then press [UNDO/ERASE].
7.
Press [ENTER].
You’ll be asked to confirm your choice.
8.
Press [ENTER] to execute.
The sample will be divided according to your settings, and each
sample will be saved.
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To cancel, press [EXIT].
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Using the divided sample patch to
create a rhythm set
Assigning the created rhythm set to
the current part
When you’ve finished dividing the sample, a message will ask
whether you want to create a rhythm set using these samples.
A message will ask whether you want the newly created
rhythm set to be assigned to the current part.
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9.
To create a rhythm set, press [ENTER].
The rhythm name entry screen will appear.
If desired, you can change the current part by first pressing
[PART SELECT] so it’s illumination is turned off, then pressing
a part button [1]–[16].
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16. Press [ENTER].
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To cancel, press [EXIT].
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10. Assign a name to the rhythm set.
11. When you have finished entering the name, press [ENTER].
A screen will appear in which you can select the writedestination rhythm set.
The rhythm set you created will be assigned to the current part.
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12. Press [USER] or [CARD] to select the group into which the
rhythm set is to be written.
[USER]
User group (Usr)
The rhythm set will be saved in internal memory.
[CARD]
Card group (Crd)
The rhythm set will be saved on the card.
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You can’t use the Card group unless a separately sold CompactFlash
card is inserted.
13. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select the writedestination rhythm set.
The number and name shown in the display will change.
Range:
UsrA:001–128, UsrB:001–128
CrdA:001–128, CrdB:001–128
14. Press [ENTER].
You’ll be asked to confirm your choice.
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15. To write the data, press [ENTER].
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To cancel, press [EXIT].
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The samples divided by the Auto Chop function will be saved
as a rhythm set.
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