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Owner’s Manual Addendum
Version Two
vs-2480
VS-2480CD
Version 2.0
24bit/24track
digital studio workstation
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: "ALWAYS OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING" (Owner’s Manual p. 2), "USING
THE UNIT SAFELY" (Owner’s Manual p. 2), and "IMPORTANT NOTES" (Owner’s Manual p. 4). These sections provide important
information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp
of every feature provided by your new unit, the User Guide, Owner’s Manual, and Appendices should be read in their entirety.
These manuals should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
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Table of Contents
1—Welcome to Version Two
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About the VS-2480 Version Two Addendum ....................................................................................................................
Procedure Descriptions .............................................................................................................................................
To Get the Most From Version Two ...............................................................................................................................
VGA Terminology: The Mixers and the Master Block ................................................................................................
2—Version Two Enhancements
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Phrase Level Control ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Using Phrase Parameters .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Expanded Grid Options ................................................................................................................................................. 11
Selecting Destination V-Tracks ..................................................................................................................................... 11
CD Capture ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
To Capture Audio from an Audio CD .................................................................................................................. 12
New CD Player Time Display ....................................................................................................................................... 14
Multiple Project Automixes ........................................................................................................................................... 14
Saving an Automix .................................................................................................................................................. 14
Loading an Automix ............................................................................................................................................... 15
Mouse-Based Phrase Trimming .................................................................................................................................... 15
UTILITY Menu System Parameter Changes ............................................................................................................... 16
Left-Handed Mouse Option .......................................................................................................................................... 16
New Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................................. 17
3—Version Two VGA Overview
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The Main Display and the Info Display .......................................................................................................................
Setting the Operation Target ..................................................................................................................................
About the Main Display .................................................................................................................................................
The LCD as Main Display .......................................................................................................................................
The VGA as Main Display ......................................................................................................................................
About the Info Display ...................................................................................................................................................
What’s Shown On the Info Display .......................................................................................................................
4—VGA Main Display Universal Elements
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VGA Menus .....................................................................................................................................................................
The PROJECT Menu ................................................................................................................................................
The TRACK Menu ...................................................................................................................................................
The EFFECT Menu ...................................................................................................................................................
The UTILITY Menu .................................................................................................................................................
MIXER Menu ............................................................................................................................................................
EZROUTING Menu .................................................................................................................................................
CD-RW MASTERING Menu ..................................................................................................................................
VGA Control Bar .............................................................................................................................................................
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 Knob Strip .................................................................................................................................
The VGA Input Clipping Indicators ............................................................................................................................
VGA F Buttons .................................................................................................................................................................
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Status Strip ........................................................................................................................................................................ 33
VGA Remaining Space Status Strip .............................................................................................................................. 34
5—VGA Main Display Home Screen
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The Meters Strip .............................................................................................................................................................. 35
Working with the Meters Strip ............................................................................................................................... 37
The Playlist Area ............................................................................................................................................................. 38
Operating the VGA Playlist .................................................................................................................................... 39
VGA Playlist Track Controls .................................................................................................................................. 40
The Playlist’s Measure Bar ...................................................................................................................................... 44
Editing VGA Playlist Track Audio ........................................................................................................................ 45
The VGA Playlist Control Panel ............................................................................................................................ 47
The VGA Wave Display .......................................................................................................................................... 48
6—VGA Main Display CH VIEW Screens
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Displaying CH EDIT Parameters on the VGA ............................................................................................................ 51
Universal CH VIEW Elements ....................................................................................................................................... 51
Input/Output Control Strip ................................................................................................................................... 52
AUX Send Controls .................................................................................................................................................. 53
DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Selector ...................................................................................................................................... 53
Channel-Specific Parameter Strips ................................................................................................................................ 54
Input Channel Parameter Strip .............................................................................................................................. 54
Track Channel Parameter Strip .............................................................................................................................. 55
FX Return Channel Parameter Strip ...................................................................................................................... 56
Input and Track Channel CH VIEW Elements ........................................................................................................... 57
Track/V-Track Info .................................................................................................................................................. 57
Dynamics and EQ Controls .................................................................................................................................... 57
EFFECT INSERT Controls ...................................................................................................................................... 60
FX Return Channel CH VIEW Elements ...................................................................................................................... 61
LOOP FX ASSIGN .................................................................................................................................................... 61
Effect Algorithm Display ........................................................................................................................................ 61
7—Mixer Views
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Shared Elements .............................................................................................................................................................. 63
Shared MASTER Fader Strip .................................................................................................................................. 63
FADER Select Indicator ........................................................................................................................................... 64
Aux Send Sliders ...................................................................................................................................................... 64
Input Mixer/Master Block View ................................................................................................................................... 65
Input Channel Strips ................................................................................................................................................ 65
Master Block Strips .................................................................................................................................................. 66
Track Mixer/FX Return Mixer View ............................................................................................................................ 67
Track Channel Strips ................................................................................................................................................ 67
FX Return Channel Strips ....................................................................................................................................... 69
Multi-Channel Strip Views ............................................................................................................................................ 70
The Multi-Channel View MASTER Strip .............................................................................................................. 70
Multi-Channel View Input Channels .................................................................................................................... 71
Multi-Channel View Aux and Direct Bus Channels ........................................................................................... 73
Multi-Channel View Track Channels .................................................................................................................... 74
Multi-Channel View FX Return Channels ............................................................................................................ 76
Multi-Channel View V.FADER Channels ............................................................................................................ 77
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8—VGA Main Display EZ ROUTING Screen
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Making Connections .......................................................................................................................................................
Routing on the VGA Using a Mouse ....................................................................................................................
Other Onscreen EZ ROUTING Tools ...........................................................................................................................
Phantom Power Switches .......................................................................................................................................
Activating Digital Inputs ........................................................................................................................................
Recording Bus Attenuation ....................................................................................................................................
9—VGA Main Display Automix Editing
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Editing Automix Data on the VGA .............................................................................................................................. 83
Targeting Automix Tracks and Data for Editing ................................................................................................ 84
Index
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Notes
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1—Welcome to Version Two
The VS-2480 Version Two Addendum is a companion to the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual and
describes the features of the Version 2.00 operating system for the VS-2480CD and the
VS-2480 24-Track, 24-Bit Digital Studios.
About the VS-2480 Version Two Addendum
Throughout the Addendum, we’ll refer to both V-Studios as the “VS-2480” to make
things simpler. Unless otherwise noted, everything in the Addendum applies equally to
the VS-2480CD and VS-2480.
Make sure that you’ve got a current version of the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual , and keep it
handy as you explore the features of Version Two. You can identify a current manual by
the numbers in the lower right-hand corner of its back cover. If your manual doesn’t
say “OS v.1.22” or have a date of “‘01-11” or later, contact your local Roland distributor.
If you bought your VS-2480 in the US, call Roland Customer Service at 323-890-3700,
Extension 2289 to obtain a new version of the manual.
Though many of Version Two’s new features involve the use of an external VGA display,
it also adds new capabilities to the VS-2480 itself. These are described in the Addendum’s
second chapter, “Version Two Enhancements.”The remaining chapters discuss Version
Two’s VGA display-related features—these chapters assume you’ve connected a color
VGA display and configured it for use.
Since most VGA display features are also found on the VS-2480 itself, the VS-2480
Owner’s Manual already contains descriptions of how they work. When the Owner’s
Manual explains how a VGA feature works, we’ll point you to the relevant page or
pages. We’ll do this in either of two ways:
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When groups of items are presented in lists, their Owner’s Manual
pages will be shown at their right.
In other cases, we’ll use the double-arrow symbol shown here. In
this example, we’d be directing you to Page 123.
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Procedure Descriptions
Most of the VS-2480’s operations can be performed from its top panel or the VGA
display. You’ll often be able to, for example, use a button by pressing it on the VS-2480
or by clicking it with your mouse on the VGA or the VS-2480’s LCD. You could also set a
level by moving a channel strip fader or by dragging your mouse.
When we refer to the “LCD,” we’re referring to the VS-2480’s own, built-in LCD. To
avoid confusion, bear this in mind if your external VGA display is also an LCD.
For the sake of simplicity, certain sections of the Addendum describe actions as if you’re
working the VS-2480’s top-panel controls. As you follow these steps, bear in mind that
in many cases you can just as easily use your mouse on the VGA or the VS-2480’s LCD.
The same applies to most of the operations described in the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual .
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1—Welcome to Version Two
To Get the Most From Version Two
Connect an optional color VGA display to the VS-2480 to take full advantage of Version
Two’s capabilities. With Version Two, the VS-2480 offers the power and convenience of a
computer-based DAW (“digital audio workstation”) and dedicated control surface with
none of the setup, configuration or maintenance difficulties.
To learn about connecting, setting up and configuring a VGA display and/or ASCII
keyboard, see Pages 62 and 64 of the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual .
If you’d prefer to use your VS-2480 without a VGA display, make sure that the UTILITY
menu’s OPERATION TARGET parameter is set to LCD. See “Setting the Operation
Target” on Page 19.
VGA Terminology: The Mixers and the Master Block
The VS-2480 contains a powerful 64-channel mixer that has dedicated input, track, Aux
send and FX return channels—all of these channels are always active and available. See
Page 52 of the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual for a description of what these channels do.
To help navigate its menus and screens, the VGA display treats the various channel
types as if they belong to separate mixers. These are the:
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Input Mixer—which contains all 24 of the VS-2480’s input channels.
Track Mixer—which contains all 24 of the VS-2480’s track channels.
FX Return Mixer—which contains all eight of the stereo FX return channels.
In addition, the eight Aux master channels are grouped together with the MASTER
EDIT Aux and Direct bus configuration settings as the “Master Block.”
While we use these terms to make getting around onscreen easier, it’s important to
remember that they’re not really separate mixers. They’re all just sections of the
VS-2480’s single massive 64-channel mixer. Therefore, viewing one of these “mixers”
doesn’t de-activate any of the others—it just makes the selected mixer visible.
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2—Version Two Enhancements
This chapter describes Version Two enhancements that add new features to the VS-2480.
These new features can be used from the VS-2480 LCD or a VGA display. Chapter 3
describes choosing the display on which you want to work.
Phrase Level Control
For an introduction to phrases, see Owner’s Manual Page 87. To learn about editing
phrases, see Owner’s Manual Chapters 18 and 19.
The new PHRASE PARAMETER phrase editing screen allows you to independently set
the level of each phrase on a track, and/or set it to fade in and/or out.
Using Phrase Parameters
Selecting the Desired Phrase
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Press HOME•DISPLAY.
Turn the TIME/VALUE dial so that the timeline touches the desired phrase.
If PHRASE•REGION•AUTOMIX isn’t already green, press it until it lights green.
Press TRACK MENU.
Press PAGE until “PARAM” is visible above F1.
Press F1 (PARAM) to view the PHRASE PARAMETER SelPhr screen. In this screen,
you can see the name of each phrase that’s touching the timeline.
If the name of desired phrase isn’t visible, turn the TIME/VALUE dial to move the
timeline until it touches the phrase.
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Select the desired phrase using the , , or buttons, the mouse, or by
pressing the phrase’s flashing TRACK STATUS button so it solidly lights.
Press F1 (Param)—the PHRASE PARAMETER Param screen appears.
The phrase
parameters
To select another phrase,
press F1 (SelPhr) to
return to the phrase
selection screen.
Setting a Phrase’s Level
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Select the desired phrase and display the PHRASE PARAMETER Param screen.
To change the level of the phrase, set PHRASE LEVEL to the desired value. A
setting of 0.0dB means that the phrase’s original level is used. You can cut or boost
the phrase’s volume from - ∞ to 6 dB.
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Setting Up a Phrase Fade
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Select the desired phrase and display the PHRASE PARAMETER Param screen as
described on Page 9.
To set the time it takes for the phrase to:
• fade in—set FADE IN TIME as desired.
• fade out—set FADE OUT TIME as desired.
If FADE IN TIME or FADE OUT TIME is set to less than 0.02 seconds, you may hear a
short “blip” during playback. If this occurs, lengthen the time setting.
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You can set how the phrase’s level changes during a fade by setting the fade curve.
You can select:
• Linear—so that the phrase’s volume changes at the same rate over the course of
the fade.
• Exp—so that the phrase’s volume changes exponentially.
To set the curve of a:
• fade-in—set FADE IN CURVE to the desired value.
• fadeout—set FADE OUT CURVE to the desired value.
Here are some things to consider as you set up a phrase fade-in or fadeout:
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If you start playback of a phrase in the middle of a fade-in—the fade length is shortened
so that it still ends at the desired time, resulting in an faster fade-in.
0 sec
10 sec
0 sec
Phrase
Level
Playback starts
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10 sec
Phrase
Level
Playback starts
If the FADE IN TIME and FADE OUT TIME together are longer than the phrase —the
FADE OUT TIME is given priority and the FADE IN TIME is shortened accordingly.
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If the fade-in and fadeout are
both set to three seconds, the
fadeout lasts for its full three
seconds and the fade-in is
shortened to the remaining
two seconds.
5-second phrase
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If the FADE OUT TIME is longer than the phrase —it’s automatically shortened to equal
the actual length of the phrase.
0 sec
5 sec
Phrase
Level
7-second fade length
If the fadeout is seven
seconds long, but the phrase
only lasts five seconds, the
fadeout acts as if it’s set to run
the full length of the phrase.
5-second phrase
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Expanded Grid Options
In Version Two, the grid features have been enhanced in track audio
editing and phrase sequencing. You can now produce gridlines that
represent measures or a variety of new beat values:
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1/2 notes
1/16 notes
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1/4 notes
1/32 notes
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1/8 notes
You can now snap any edit point to a gridline by setting the new GRID
MODE parameter as desired. This parameter can be found among the
UTILITY Menu’s GLOBAL parameters. To:
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snap only TO edit points to gridlines —set GRID MODE to Only TO.
snap all edit points to gridlines —set GRID MODE to ALL EDIT POINT.
As noted on Owner’s Manual Pages 244 and 245, when you use your mouse to drag audio
you want to move or copy, you’re actually dragging the TO edit point as well.
You can temporarily disable the grid feature by holding down CLEAR on the VS-2480 as
you drag edit points or audio.
Selecting Destination V-Tracks
Both the internal LCD and VGA contain V-Track maps in which you can click your
mouse to select the desired V-Tracks for playback and editing. To learn about:
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the internal LCD’s V-Track map—see Owner’s Manual Page 123.
the VGA’s V-Track map—see Page 47.
With Version Two you can use the V-Track maps to quickly select destination V-Tracks
for audio you’re moving or copying. During phrase or region MOVE or COPY
operations, the V-Track maps show you the V-Tracks that act as the source of audio
being moved or copied, and the currently selected destination V-Tracks.
LCD V-Track Map
VGA V-Track Map
Source
Source
Destination
Destination
...alternating...
...flashing...
Source
Destination
Source
Destination
On the LCD, a source V-Track’s
center is black. A destination
V-Track’s center is white.
On the VGA, a source V-Track’s center is
the track’s color. A destination V-Track’s
center is amber and its outline is gray.
To change a destination track’s V-Track, click the desired V-Track with your mouse.
To change destination tracks—as opposed to V-Tracks—cursor to the desired track in
the playlist or click it with your mouse.
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CD Capture
With Version Two, the VS-2480 can capture audio directly from an audio CD into a
project that has a sample rate of 44.1kHz, the same sample rate as audio CDs—see
Owner’s Manual Page 96 to learn about project sample rates. You can capture an entire
audio selection from a CD or a portion of a selection.
The CD Capture feature requires a CD-RW drive. VS-2480CD owners have a drive
built-in. For the VS-2480, an optional Roland-approved CD-RW drive is required.
How Long a CD Capture Takes
The amount of time it takes for the VS-2480 to capture CD audio depends on the project
recording mode:
If the project’s recording mode is:
CD Capture takes:
CDR
Approximately 40% of the CD track’s playing time
M16, M24
Approximately 80% of the CD track’s playing time
All other modes
Approximately 150% of the CD track’s playing time
To Capture Audio from an Audio CD
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5.
Create or load a 44.1kHz project.
Insert the desired audio CD into the VS-2480’s CD-RW drive.
Press CD-RW/MASTERING.
Press PAGE until “CDCapt” appears above F1.
Press F1 (CDCapt).
The CD CAPTURE screen appears, and the VS-2480 scans the audio CD. When it’s
finished, the CD TRACK list shows all of the stereo CD tracks on the CD.
This CD TRACK list shows
all of the tracks on the CD.
You can scroll up or down
through the list to view any
CD tracks that aren’t
currently visible.
To eject the CD in the drive, press F3 (EJECT).
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In the CD TRACK list, press the PREVIOUS or NEXT button or and to
highlight the CD track you want to capture. Press the PLAY button to audition the
selected track if you wish.
To reset the following parameters to their default values, press F2 (CLEAR).
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Set L-Ch DESTINATION TRACK to select the project track and V-Track on which
you want to capture the stereo CD track’s left side. As a convenience, the VS-2480
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automatically selects the same V-Track on the next-highest track as the destination
for its right side.
If you want to burn a new audio CD from the captured audio, select a matching pair of
empty V-Tracks on Tracks 23 and 24 as your destination—the VS-2480 can capture the
audio directly into CDR mode as described below. If your project uses the M16 or M24
recording mode, select matching V-Tracks on Tracks 15 and 16.
8.
If you’d like to select a different right-side destination, set R-Ch DESTINATION
TRACK as desired.
If the destination selected in Step 5 already contains CDR-recorded audio, this
parameter cannot be manually set.
If your project uses the CDR recording mode, select matching, empty destination
V-Tracks. Failure to do so will result in an “Illegal Track Pair!” error message when you
attempt to execute the capture.
9.
The CAPTURE TO parameter allows you to place the captured audio at the desired
time location on the destination V-Tracks. You can place the captured audio:
• to Zero—at project time location 00h00m00s00f.
• to Last Phrs:0S—at the end of the last phrase on the destination V-Tracks.
• to Last Phrs:2S—two seconds after the last phrase on the destination V-Tracks.
• to Last Phrs:4S—four seconds after the last phrase on the destination V-Tracks.
10. Set CD TRACK CAPTURE OFFSET to the time at which you want to begin
capturing audio from the selected CD track. If you want to start at the beginning of
the CD track, select Start of Track. Otherwise, dial in the distance from the start of
the track at which you want the capture to begin.
You can set the CD TRACK CAPTURE OFFSET on the fly as you listen to the selected
CD track. Press PLAY to begin playback, and press F1 (NOW) when you reach the
moment at which you want to start the capture.
11. The CD TRACK CAPTURE LENGTH parameter sets the amount of audio to be
captured from the CD track after the selected CD TRACK CAPTURE OFFSET time.
To capture the remainder of the CD track’s audio, set the parameter to Whole 1
Track. Otherwise, set it as desired.
12. Press F5 (OK).
13. Read the displayed message regarding copyright, and then press ENTER/YES to
proceed.
If you selected empty matching V-Tracks on Tracks 23 and 24 in Steps 7 and 8—or on
Tracks 15 and 16 in an M16 or M24 project—the VS-2480 can capture the CD audio
as CDR-mode mastering tracks that you can burn directly to a new audio CD. If you
selected another pair of destination tracks, skip to Step 13.
14. When the VS-2480 displays “Capture to Mastering Tr. In CDR Mode?” press
ENTER/YES if you want to capture the audio in CDR mode, or EXIT/NO to capture
it using the project’s normal recording mode.
15. Read the displayed message about licensing, and press ENTER/YES to proceed.
The capture process begins and the display shows “CD Capture...”
16. To exit CD CAPTURE, press F6 (EXIT).
To Pause or Cancel an Ongoing CD Capture Operation
You can pause or cancel a CD Capture operation while it’s taking place:
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2.
Press EXIT/NO—”Abort?” is displayed.
Press ENTER/YES to cancel the operation, or EXIT/NO to resume it.
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New CD Player Time Display
To help you locate audio for the CD Capture feature
(Page 12), the VS-2480’s CD Player ( Owner’s Manual Page
353) now shows the current playback time in two ways:
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<A> (“Absolute” time)—shows the amount of time
since the start of the CD.
<P> (“Program” time)—shows the time since the start
of the current track.
Multiple Project Automixes
With Version Two, each project can store up to nine separate, alternate Automixes, any
one of which can be loaded at any time. With multiple Automixes available, you can:
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develop the perfect automated mixdown through multiple versions with the ability
to return to an earlier version at any time by simply re-loading it.
try out several Automix approaches to a project and pick the one you like best.
Automix the same project in different ways for different uses.
About F3 (ERASE)
When you erase Automix data in Version Two, you’re erasing the currently loaded
Automix data. All of the nine saved Automixes remain intact and can still be loaded.
Saving an Automix
1.
2.
3.
Create the Automix—see Chapter 26 of the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual for details.
Hold down SHIFT and press AUTOMIX to display the AUTOMIX screen.
Press F4 (SAVE)—the AUTOMIX PATTERN SAVE screen appears. It shows the
nine memory locations into which Automixes (or Automix “patterns”) can be saved.
4.
Highlight the memory location into which you want to save the current Automix.
If you select a location that already contains an Automix, the Automix you’re saving
replaces the one that’s already stored there.
5.
6.
Press F5 (OK)—the VS-2480 asks “Save Automix Pattern?”
Press ENTER/YES to proceed or EXIT/NO to cancel the save.
Naming an Automix
To name a saved Automix, highlight it and press F1 (NAME). To learn how to use the
VS-2480 naming tools, see Page 73 in the Owner’s Manual.
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Loading an Automix
1.
2.
Hold down SHIFT and press AUTOMIX to display the AUTOMIX screen.
Press F3 (LOAD)—the Automix loading screen appears.
3.
4.
Highlight the Automix you want to load.
Press F5 (OK)—the VS-2480 asks “Load Automix Pattern?”
When you load an Automix, it replaces the currently loaded Automix. If you don’t want
to lose your current Automix, makes sure to save it before loading a different one.
5.
Press ENTER/YES to proceed or EXIT/NO to cancel the loading.
Mouse-Based Phrase Trimming
Version Two allows you to easily and quickly trim the front or back of a track phrase
using your mouse—this serves the same purpose as the TRIM IN and TRIM OUT
phrase editing operations, though it’s much faster. By simply dragging the phrase edge
you want to trim, you can change where a phrase begins or ends.
Using the Mouse To Trim the Front or Back of a Phrase
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press HOME•DISPLAY and use the , , and/or buttons to set the display’s
magnification as desired.
To prepare to trim:
• the front of a phrase—hold the mouse cursor over the
Trim in
phrase’s leading edge until the trim in cursor appears.
• the back of a phrase—hold the mouse cursor over the
Trim out
phrase’s trailing edge until the trim out cursor appears.
To trim:
• the front of the phrase—click and drag to the right.
• the back of the phrase—click and drag to the left.
Release the mouse button to execute the trim.
You can use the VS-2480’s Undo feature to reverse a mouse trimming operation you’d
like to do over.
You can drag a phrase’s edge as far as the beginning or end of the take on which the
phrase is based, and no further.
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UTILITY Menu System Parameter Changes
Two new UTILITY menu System parameters have been added in Version Two:
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OPERATION TARGET—selects the VGA or LCD as the main display. See “The Main
Display and the Info Display” on Page 19.
MOUSE BUTTON SWAP Sw —reverses the jobs performed by the left and right
mouse buttons for left-handed VS-2480 users, as described on Page 16.
The System parameter screens have been slightly reorganized to make room for the
new parameters. There are now three System parameter screens:
On this System parameter page:
You’ll find the following parameters:
Param1
PHANTOM Sw—ANALOG INPUT1 -8; EXT LEVEL
METER (MB24)—DISPLAY SECTION, METER
POSITION, TIME DISPLAY, METER SCALE
Param2
DRIVE—IDE DRIVE, SCSI SELF ID; VGA—VGA OUT
ON/OFF, REFRESH RATE, H.POSITION,
V.POSITION; OPERATION TARGET
Param3
PS/2 MOUSE—PS/2 MOUSE ON/OFF; POINTER
SPEED, MOUSE BUTTON SWAP Sw; PS/2
KEYBOARD—PS/2 KEYBOARD ON /OFF,
KEYBOARD TYPE
To display the desired System parameter screen:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press UTILITY.
PAGE until “SYSTEM” appears above F1.
Press F1 (SYSTEM).
Press F1 (Param1), F2 (Param2) or F3 (Param3) as desired.
Left-Handed Mouse Option
Left-handed VS-2480 users can make the use of the mouse more
comfortable by switching the roles performed by the two mouse
buttons. To do this, navigate to the MOUSE BUTTON SWAP Sw
parameter on the Param3 screen of the UTILITY menu’s System
parameters—as described on the previous page—and set the
parameter as desired. When it’s turned:
•
•
off—the mouse operates as a right-handed mouse. The left button clicks and the
right button displays pop-up menus.
on—the mouse operates as a left-handed mouse. The right button clicks and the left
button displays pop-up menus.
If you’re a left-handed mouse user, think of any references to “right-clicking” in the
Addendum and the Owner’s Manual as “left-clicking,” since your left and right mouse
buttons are reversed.
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New Shortcuts
A variety of new shortcuts have been added in Version Two.
Hold down:
To:
SHIFT and press UTILITY
toggle between the VGA and LCD as operation
targets—see Page 19.
HOME•DISPLAY during power-up
select the LCD as the main display.
An odd-numbered CH EDIT button
and press the even-numbered CH
EDIT button to its right
link or unlink the two channels by setting their
CHLink parameters (Owner’s Manual Page 152).
SHIFT and a TRACK EDIT button
jump to the corresponding phrase or region editing
screen
In addition, when the built-in LCD is displaying a CH EDIT Parameter View:
Hold down:
To:
SHIFT and press or to view the previous or next parameter’s Parameter
View screen, respectively.
SHIFT and press or to view the currently displayed Parameter View
screen for the previous or next channel,
respectively.
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The Main Display and the Info Display
Whenever an external VGA monitor is connected, the VS-2480 provides a main display
and an Info Display. The:
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•
main display—is where you work. You can interact with the main display using your
mouse, keyboard and the VS-2480’s top-panel controls. All messages appear here.
Info Display—is a non-interactive screen that provides helpful supplemental
information. Page 21 describes how to determine the contents of the Info Display.
You can select the VGA display or the LCD display as the main display, but not both at
the same time. When you select the main display—by setting the OPERATION
TARGET parameter—the other display is automatically designated as the Info Display.
Setting the Operation Target
The VS-2480 displays the currently selected operation target when it powers up.
•
You can toggle between the two OPERATION TARGET settings—VGA or LCD—by
holding down SHIFT and pressing the UTILITY button. Each time you reset the
OPERATION TARGET, the previously selected main display confirms the change.
The internal LCD shows:
•
The external VGA shows:
You can manually set the OPERATION TARGET parameter as described below.
Manually Setting the OPERATION TARGET Parameter
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press UTILITY.
If “SYSTEM” isn’t visible above F1, press PAGE until it is.
Press F1 (SYSTEM).
Press F2 (Param2) and locate the OPERATION TARGET parameter.
Set OPERATION TARGET to VGA or LCD. On the main display, the VS-2480 asks:
or
6.
Press ENTER/YES to proceed, or EXIT/NO to cancel the change.
About the Main Display
The LCD as Main Display
When the LCD is designated as the main display, it behaves as described in the VS-2480
Owner’s Manual, starting on Page 70.
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The VGA as Main Display
With a connected external VGA display, your mouse and keyboard become your main
tools and the VS-2480 acts as a full-featured control surface. Its faders, knobs and
buttons provide a great way to physically interact with what’s on the VGA display:
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•
•
•
You can select channels and parameters on the VGA with your mouse, and change
their settings using the VS-2480’s faders or knobs if you wish.
You can use the VS-2480’s transport buttons (Owner’s Manual Page 177) to operate
the hard disk recorder as you view your project on the VGA display.
You can select audio or other data on the VGA using your mouse, and perform edits
instantly by pressing the appropriate button on the VS-2480. You can undo any edit
using the top panel’s UNDO•REDO button or its onscreen counterparts.
You can use the VS-2480’s LCD as an secondary display on which you can keep
important information in view as you work on the VGA.
Of course, there’s no single “correct” way to use all of the VS-2480’s available tools—
odds are you’ll intuitively develop the easiest, fastest way to work for your needs.
Areas of the VGA Main Display
When the VGA acts as the main display, it’s comprised of several different areas,
described in detail in the following chapters.
HOME button
Menus and control bar
PAN-AUX SEND 1-8
knob strip and clipping
indicators
Meters strip
Content pane
F buttons, status strip
and remaining space
status strip
On the VGA main display Home screen—shown here—the lower
pane contains the project playlist, described in Chapter 5.
Some of these areas are always available and some change, as described later in the
Addendum:
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•
•
•
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Menus, control bar, F buttons, status strip and remaining space status strip—are always
visible on the VGA. See Chapter 4.
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob strip and clipping indicators—are always visible on the VGA.
See Chapter 4.
The meters strip—shows the currently selected level meters. See Chapter 5.
Content pane—the contents of this area change as described in Chapters 5-8.
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The VGA’s Main Display Home Screen
Like the LCD, the VGA main display has its own Home screen, shown on
the previous page. You can return to the Home screen at any time by
clicking the HOME button in the upper right-hand corner of the display (as
shown on Page 20), the HOME•DISPLAY button on the VS-2480 or the
Home button on your keyboard.
Button Colors on the VGA Main Display
The VGA contains a wide assortment of on/off switches, presented
as clickable buttons. Unless otherwise noted, when a button is
switched on, it turns yellow—when it’s off, it’s gray.
The transport REC button and the Mastering Room, Automix and
phrase sequencer Record buttons behave a little differently: they
turn red when activated.
Off
On
Off
On
Interaction with the VS-2480’s Top-Panel Controls
The VS-2480’s top-panel buttons generally interact with the currently selected main
display as described in the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual. When the VGA is selected as the
main display, however, there are a few minor differences:
•
•
•
Press the PROJECT, TRACK, EFFECT or UTILITY MENU button on the VS-2480 to
display the corresponding menu on the VGA. To close a menu, press EXIT/NO.
The FADER buttons—IN 1-16, IN 17-24, TR 1-16, TR 17-24 (Owner’s Manual Page
137)—choose the channels to which the main display’s PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob
strip is assigned (Owner’s Manual Page 139). In the VGA’s Multi Channel Strip View
screen, the FADER buttons can select the channels to be displayed.
The Home screen’s fader/ pan buttons determine what’s displayed in the lower
part of the screen. Press:
• IN F/P—to display the Input Mixer and Master Block.
• TR F/P—to display the Track Mixer and FX Return Mixer.
• MltChv—to display the Multi Channel Strip View of the currently selected
channels.
Sub-Windows
In some cases, when you click a button on the VGA main display or select a menu item,
a window opens that looks just like the corresponding screen on the VS-2480’s LCD,
with the same F buttons available at the bottom of the window. The contents of the
window behave the same way they do on the VS-2480’s LCD. You can exit the screen by
clicking the box in its upper-left corner or by pressing F6 (EXIT).
About the Info Display
What’s Shown On the Info Display
You can choose what you’d like to see on the Info Display using the PAGE and F buttons
(see Owner’s Manual Pages 67 and 66). You can press these buttons on the VS-2480 or
click them on the VGA display.
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When the VGA is Designated as the Info Display
See “Controlling What’s On the Info Display” on Page 71 of the VS-2480 Owner’s Manual.
When the LCD is Designated as the Info Display
To select what appears on the LCD Info Display:
1.
2.
3.
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Press HOME•DISPLAY.
Press PAGE until “IDHome” appears above F1.
Press:
• F1 (IDHome)—to view the VGA display’s Home screen (Page 21).
• F2 (ID ChV)—to view the CD EDIT parameters for the currently selected input,
track or FX return channel (Owner’s Manual Page 150).
• IDWave—to view the Wave Display for the currently selected track (Owner’s
Manual Page 238).
• IDAnlr—to view the Spectrum Analysis Display (Owner’s Manual Page 374).
• IDHold—to lock the current contents of the LCD in place as you change screens
on the VGA display.
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This chapter describes the areas of the VGA main display that are always visible no
matter how the rest of the display changes. These are the:
•
•
•
•
menus
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob strip
F buttons
remaining space status strip
•
•
•
control bar
clipping indicators
status strip
The illustration on Page 20 shows where these elements are located on the VGA.
VGA Menus
The menus at the top of the VGA display give you quick mouse access to all of the
features found in the VS-2480’s onboard menus, and also contain items unique to the
VGA main display. To select an item from a menu:
1.
2.
Click the desired menu with your mouse to display the
menu’s contents.
Move the cursor over the desired menu item to highlight it in
blue and click the item with your mouse.
An arrow to the right of a menu
item signifies additional choices presented in a
submenu. Hold you mouse cursor over the main menu
item, drag rightward and down to select the desired
item from the submenu and click your mouse.
To close a menu, click elsewhere on the screen or press EXIT/NO.
The PROJECT Menu
The PROJECT menu contains an assortment of options that relate to an
entire project.
Menu item:
See Owner’s Manual Page:
NEW
RELOAD
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(See Addendum Page 24)
NAME
99
PROTECT
99
OPTIMIZE
100
SPLIT
103
EXPORT
109
PROJECT LIST
93
STORE
(See Addendum Page 24)
SHUTDOWN/EJECT
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Two PROJECT menu items are found only in the VGA display’s PROJECT menu:
•
•
Select RELOAD to re-load the current project. This is a quick way get rid of any
actions you’ve performed since you last loaded the project.
Select STORE to save everything you’ve done to the current project since it was last
saved or stored. This is the same thing as holding down SHIFT and pressing
ZERO•STORE on the VS-2480 itself, as described on Owner’s Manual Page 93.
The TRACK Menu
The TRACK menu provides access to phrase, region, take and wholetrack editing operations.
To learn more about what takes, phrases and tracks are, see Owner’s
Manual Page 86. To learn about phrase and region editing, see Owner’s
Manual Chapter 18.
Menu item:
See Owner’s Manual Page:
REGION COPY
263
REGION MOVE
265
REGION CUT
266
REGION ERASE
267
REGION COMP/EXP.
267
REGION ARRANGE
270
TRACK IMPORT
269
TRACK EXCHANGE
270
TRACK NAME
272
PHRASE COPY
255
PHRASE MOVE
257
PHRASE TRIM IN
257
PHRASE TRIM OUT
258
PHRASE DELETE
258
PHRASE SPLIT
258
PHRASE NEW
259
PHRASE NORMALIZE
260
PHRASE DIVIDE
260
PHRASE NAME
261
TAKE MANAGER
262
The EFFECT Menu
The EFFECT menu provides quick access to two types of effect screen:
•
•
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EFFECT VIEW—This screen presents a menu of your effect
processors, and provides basic information about each, as
described on Owner’s Manual Page 220.
EFFECT 1-8—display the Algorithm View screen for each processor
(see Owner’s Manual Page 221).
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The EFFECT menu shows the available effect processors in your VS-2480, which
depends on how many optional VS8F-2 effect expansion boards are installed. When the
VS-2480 is shipped from the factory, Effects 1 and 2 are available—with three optional
boards installed, all eight effect processors are available.
The UTILITY Menu
This menu provides access to the many parameters and features of the
VS-2480’s onboard UTILITY menu. The first six menu items display
groups of UTILITY menu parameter pages.
Menu item:
See Owner’s Manual Page:
SYSTEM PARAMETER
360
GLOBAL PARAMETER
362
PROJECT PARAMETER
366
PLAY/REC PARAMETER
367
MIDI PARAMETER
299
SYNC PARAMETER
307
TEMPO MAP
309, 312
METRONOME
369
AUTO PUNCH/LOOP
193, 182
MARKER
190
LOCATOR
186
SCENE
145
V.FADER
141, 300
SURROUND
321
GEN/OSC
372
ANALYZER
(See Addendum Page 26)
R-BUS CONFIG
377
AUTOMIX SETUP
362
AUTOMIX EDIT
(See Addendum Page 83)
PHRASE SEQ EDIT
276
DATE/TIME
65
PARAMETER INIT
376
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The Analyzer
When you select ANALYZER from the UTILITY menu, the VS-2480’s spectrum analyzer
replaces the left side of the VGA’s meters strip. The analyzer features the same
parameters as those found on the internal LCD’s ANALYZER screen (Owner’s Manual
Page 374), and is operated the same way.
If you’d like to keep the spectrum analyzer in view as you work on the VGA, you can
display it on the VS-2480’s LCD, locking it in place. See “When the LCD is Designated
as the Info Display” on Page 22.
When you perform a PROJECT menu operation, load a scene or EZ Routing template,
or change an effect patch via MIDI or using Automix, the analyzer’s USE EFFECT
BOARD parameter is automatically turned off.
MIXER Menu
The MIXER menu allows you to display any of the VS-2480’s 64
mixer channels. You can do so in a variety of ways. To view:
•
•
•
•
•
all of the parameters of a single:
• input channel—select it from the CH VIEW (INPUT) submenu.
• track channel—select it from the CH VIEW (TRACK) submenu.
• FX return channel—select it from the CH VIEW (FX RTN) submenu.
the Aux and Direct bus configuration parameters—select MASTER EDIT.
all of the input channels and MASTER EDIT parameters—select INPUT MIXER/
MASTER BLOCK.
all of the track channels and FX returns—select TRACK MIXER/FX RTN MIXER.
a detailed view of the currently selected set of channels—select MULTI CH STRIP VIEW.
For more information regarding the MIXER menu views, see Chapter 7, starting on
Page 63.
EZROUTING Menu
In the EZ ROUTING menu, select:
•
•
•
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ROUTING VIEW—to display the EZ ROUTING VIEW screen in which you can route
signals by dragging the desired connectors with your mouse. You can also turn
phantom power on and off and activate digital inputs. This screen is described in
detail in the Addendum’s Chapter 8 starting on Page 79.
LOAD—to display the EZ ROUTING TEMPLATE LOAD screen, described on
Owner’s Manual Page 297.
SAVE—to display the EZ ROUTING TEMPLATE SAVE screen, described on
Owner’s Manual Page 296.
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CD-RW MASTERING Menu
The CD-RW MASTERING menu provides access to the operations
associated with the VS-2480’s top-panel CD-RW/MASTERING button.
Menu item:
See Owner’s Manual Page:
MASTERING ROOM
(See below)
CD-R WRITE
350
CD PLAYER
353
CD CAPTURE
(See Addendum Page 12)
WAVE IMPORT
354
TRACK EXPORT
356
PHRASE EXPORT
357
The Mastering Room
When you select MASTERING ROOM from the CD-RWMASTERING menu, the
Mastering Room (Owner’s Manual Page 343) replaces the meters strip.
EFFECT INSERT controls
Use the EFFECT INSERT matrix to insert effects on the MASTER bus.
Insert switches
and meters
Insert matrix
In this illustration:
•
FX 1 is already inserted on Input Channel 1, as its switch shows.
•
only two optional VS8F-2 boards are installed, so Effects 7 and 8 are unavailable.
•
To activate an insert effect—click its switch so that it turns yellow and a blue box
showing its currently selected effect patch appears in the insert matrix. The matrix
shows how signal flows from one inserted effect processor to the next.
You’ll want to use one of the Mastering Tool Kit (MTK) effect patches. Select an oddnumbered processor since each powerful MTK patch requires an odd-numbered
processor as well as its even-numbered partner.
If a processor is unavailable because it’s already in use as an insert effect elsewhere, its
switch shows the name of the channel on which it’s inserted, as shown above.
If an even-numbered processor is being used by an MTK effect, it can’t be selected a
separate insert effect.
•
•
To adjust the send to or return from an insert effect—drag
Insert send slider
its blue insert send or return slider, respectively, up
Insert return slider
or down to set the send or return level as desired.
To select a new effect patch or edit the current patch—click on the effect’s blue box in the
matrix to display the processor’s Algorithm View screen (Owner’s Manual Page 221).
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VGA Control Bar
The VGA main display’s control bar provides a wide assortment of important tools.
1.
2.
3.
4.
12.
5.
6.
7.
23.
8. 9. 10. 11.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17. 18.
20.
19.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
VARI PITCH indicator
Write-protect indicator
Current Time Location display
Mastering Controls
Phrase sequencer controls
Automix controls
UNDO/REDO
EXT SYNC
Metronome
A.PUNCH
LOOP
ABS/REL Indicator
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
22.
21.
SCRUB
PREVIEW buttons
Position bar
Transport buttons
PREVIOUS/NEXT
MARKER
TAP
LOCATOR (LOC)
SCENE (SCN)
Scene name/number
Project information
1. VARI PITCH Indicator
When the VARI PITCH parameter is turned on, the VARI PITCH
indicator lights.
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2. Write-Protect Indicator
When the current project is write-protected, the Write-Protect indicator
lights.
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3. Current Time Location Display
Time code location
Measures, beats and tick location
Most recent marker
Marker name/location
The Current Time Location display shows the current position of the
timeline in time code—hours/minutes/seconds/frames/subframes—
and in measures, beats and ticks. It also shows the most recent marker
and the marker’s name or—if it hasn’t been named—its time location.
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You can navigate a project using the Current Time Location display, as described on
Owner’s Manual Page 126.
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4. Mastering Controls
MASTERING ROOM
Master Tracks Record
Click MASTERING ROOM to turn the Mastering Room on or off. When
it’s on, click Master Tracks Record to start recording mastering tracks.
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5. Phrase Sequencer Controls
Phrase Sequencer
On/Off
Phrase Sequencer
Undo/Redo
Phrase Sequencer Record
Click:
• Phrase Sequencer On/Off—to turn the phrase sequencer on or off.
• Phrase Sequencer Record—to start or stop sequencing.
• Phrase Sequencer Undo/Redo—to undo or redo the last phrase
sequencer action.
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The phrase sequencer can be activated only when at least one track’s phrase pad is
turned on—see Owner’s Manual Page 274.
6. Automix Controls
AUTOMIX
Automix Record
SNAPSHOT
Automix Undo/Redo
Click:
• AUTOMIX—to turn the Automix feature on or off.
• Automix Record—to start or stop recording Automix data.
• SNAPSHOT—to take a snapshot of your mixer settings at the
timeline’s current mixer location.
• Automix Undo/Redo—to undo or redo your most recent Automix
action.
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7. UNDO/REDO
UNDO
REDO
Click UNDO to reverse your last recording or editing action. If the
REDO light on the VS-2480 is lit, click REDO to restore your latest
undone action.
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8. EXT SYNC
Click EXT SYNC so it lights to synchronize the VS-2480 to an external
device according to the current UTILITY menu Sync parameter settings.
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9. Metronome
Off
INT
MIDI
Click the Metronome button to turn the VS-2480’s metronome on or
off by changing the setting of the METRONOME OUT parameter.
The parameter can be set to Off, INT (yellow) or MIDI (blue).
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10. A.PUNCH
Click A.PUNCH to display the AUTO PUNCH/LOOP window in which
you can set punch in and -out points. If punch points have been set,
click this button turn on the VS-2480’s Auto Punch feature.
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Punch-in and -out points appear above the Home screen’s playlist as red arrows. When
Auto Punch is turned on, a red bar connects the two points. See Page 44.
11. LOOP
Click LOOP to display the AUTO PUNCH/LOOP window in which you
can set loop start and end points. If the loop points have been set, click
this button to turn on looped playback of the VS-2480’s hard disk
recorder.
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Loop start and end points appear above the Home screen’s playlist as blue arrows.
When looping is turned on, a blue loop box connects the two points. See Page 44.
12. ABS/REL Indicator
The Current Time Location display can show absolute project time
(ABS), or can shift the time to correspond to an external device to which
the VS-2480 is being synchronized (REL).
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13. SCRUB
Click SCRUB to repeatedly audition a tiny fragment of audio at the
timeline’s current location in order to pinpoint a recorded event.
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14. PREVIEW Buttons
PREVIEW THRU
PREVIEW
TO
PREVIEW
FROM
When you’re trying to locate the precise time at which an audio event
occurs, click the appropriate PREVIEW button to listen to audio just
before and/or after the current position of the timeline.
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You can also use these buttons as PROJECT TOP and PROJECT END buttons. To jump
to the top of the project, hold down SHIFT and click PREVIEW TO. To jump to the end
of the project, hold down SHIFT and click PREVIEW FROM.
15. Position Bar
Handle
Click and drag the position bar’s handle to move to any location in a
project. The position of the handle shows you where you are in a project.
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16. Transport Buttons
Rewind
STOP
ZERO
REC
FF
Rewind and FF can
move the timeline in
increments as small as
one second.
PLAY
Click:
• ZERO—to return the timeline to the start of the project.
• Rewind—to move the timeline quickly back through the project.
• FF—to move the timeline quickly forward through the project.
• STOP—to halt playback of the project.
• PLAY—to begin playback from the timeline’s current location.
• REC—to begin recording.
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17. PREVIOUS/NEXT
PREVIOUS
NEXT
Click PREVIOUS or NEXT to move the timeline backward to the most
recent phrase or marker, or forward to the next one, respectively.
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18. MARKER (MRK)
Click MARKER to display the Locate to Marker window when you want
to move the timeline to the desired marker, or want to clear a marker.
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Your project must contain at least one marker before you open the
Locate to Marker window.
19. TAP
Click TAP to place a new marker at the timeline’s current position.
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20. LOCATOR (LOC)
Click LOCATOR to open the LOCATE window in which you can name,
clear, create, move or jump to locators.
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21. SCENE (SCN)
Click SCENE to open the SCENE window in which you can name, store,
recall and configure scenes.
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22. Scene Name/Number
This display shows the number—and if it’s been named—the name of
the last-recalled scene.
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Project name
Project recording mode
Project sample rate
This readout shows the name of the current project, its sample rate and
its recording mode.
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PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 Knob Strip
FADER paddle
Name of parameter being controlled
CH paddle
In this illustration, the knobs in the PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob strip are controlling panning.
The white strip above the knobs always shows the parameter they’re currently controlling.
The PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 strip—just like its knob counterparts on the VS-2480—allows
you to quickly:
•
•
•
•
Adjust the PAN parameter for the currently selected group of channels—see
Owner’s Manual Page 139.
Adjust dynamics processing and EQ settings for the currently selected channel—
see Owner’s Manual Page 139.
Adjust the send levels from the currently selected group of channels to any Aux
bus—see Owner’s Manual Page 140.
Adjust any other channel parameter of your choice—see Owner’s Manual Page 140.
To “turn” a knob, click and drag up or down to raise or lower, respectively, its setting.
The strip can perform one of the above tasks at a time. To configure the strip for:
•
panning—click the FADER paddle (see above) so the pan knobs are displayed, as
shown in the illustration above. When odd/even channels are linked, they appear
as silver knobs. Turning either knob turns both—the black part of each knob
graphically indicates the amount by which the channels’ original pan settings have
been shifted leftward or rightward.
In this illustration, linked Tracks 5/6 haven’t been shifted and Tracks 7/8 have been.
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dynamics and EQ—click the CH paddle (see above) so the dynamics and EQ knobs
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Aux send levels—press the KNOB FADER ASSIGN/AUX SEND 1-8 button on the
VS-2480 and press the Aux bus’s number on the keypad.
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a parameter of your choice—press the KNOB FADER ASSIGN/AUX SEND 1-8 button
on the VS-2480 and press 9 on the keypad.
The VGA Input Clipping Indicators
The VGA main display’s input clipping indicators light when an input
channel’s analog input signal is too loud. The INPUT PEAK LEVEL
parameter sets the level at which they light—see Owner’s Manual 362.
VGA F Buttons
F buttons
PAGE
The F buttons beneath the VGA main display’s content pane (Page 21)
mirror the current behavior of the F buttons beneath the VS-2480’s
internal LCD, as does its PAGE button. You can click the VGA’s F buttons
or the LCD’s at any time with the same results.
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PAGE shows the number of screens associated with the current display.
You can move from page to page by pressing and .
If you prefer, press F1-F6 on a connected ASCII keyboard instead of clicking with your
mouse or pressing the VS-2480’s physical F buttons. Use Tab as your PAGE button.
Status Strip
The status strip contains flashing indicators that signal the activation of certain features
and modes that might not otherwise be visually obvious.
When:
The status display flashes:
one or more channels are soloed
“SOLO” in blue
one or more channels are muted
“MUTE” in yellow
Mastering Room playback is turned on
“MASTERING PLAY” in green
Mastering Room recording is turned on
“MASTERING REC” in red
phrase sequencer recording is turned on
“PHRASE SEQ REC” in red
Automix recording is turned on
“AUTOMIX REC” in red
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VGA Remaining Space Status Strip
Remaining space gauge
Remaining space readout
The VGA Remaining Space strip shows you how much free hard disk
space remains on your internal hard drive. The gauge graphically shows
the remaining space in bright green. You can select how the readout
shows the amount of free space left by setting the REMAIN DISPLAY
TYPE parameter.
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HOME button
Meters strip
Playlist area
The VGA main display’s Home screen provides the basic starting point for VGA-based
VS-2480 operations. In addition to the universal elements described in the previous
chapter, the Home screen contains a selected set of meters that allow you to keep an
eye on various volume levels, and a project playlist in which you can perform a variety
of tasks, including the editing of track phrases and regions. This chapter describes how
the meters strip and the playlist areas work.
As we mentioned earlier, you can display the VGA Home screen in any of three ways:
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•
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click the HOME button in the upper right-hand corner of the VGA display.
press the HOME•DISPLAY button on the VS-2480.
press the Home key on a connected ACSII keyboard.
The Meters Strip
Meters strip control buttons
PRE/POST buttons
The VGA main display meters strip provides a variety of meters that allow you to view:
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input levels—signals coming into the VS-2480’s input jacks and connectors.
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input channel levels—signals as they come into or exit the 24 input channels.
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track channel levels—signals as they come into or exit the 24 track channels.
TRACK STATUS buttons—see below
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fx return channel levels—signals as they exit the VS-2480’s internal effect processors.
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Aux and Direct bus levels—the eight Aux and eight Direct busses.
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output levels—signals as they exit the VS-2480’s output jacks and connectors.
The number of active FX return channels depends on how many VS8F-2 effect
expansion boards are installed in your VS-2480. See Owner’s Manual Page 54.
Track Channel Meters TRACK STATUS Buttons
You can click the small button beneath a track channel meter to set the
corresponding hard disk recorder track’s status—the button acts just like
a TRACK STATUS button on the VS-2480, described on Owner’s Manual
Page 178.
The MONITOR and MASTER Meters
The stereo MONITOR and MASTER bus output levels are
displayed at the right of the meters strip except when the input
meters are visible.
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Working with the Meters Strip
Reading a Meter
Each meter in the meter strip contains a vertical stack
of segments that light to show the corresponding
signal’s level—the higher the stack, the louder the
signal. The segments are color-coded to help you see at
a glance how loud your signal is. If a signal exceeds
0dB, the meter’s OVER indicator lights to show you that
the signal’s too loud.
OVER
indicator
Red—indicates
that the signal is
approaching 0dB.
Yellow—warns
that you’re
nearing the red
area.
Green—shows
that signal is
present.
Selecting the Desired Meters
The strip provides a set of meters for each of the signal types listed above. You can
select the meters you want to display in either of two ways. You can use the:
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meters strip control buttons—Click:
• INPUT—to display input signal levels.
• IN 1-24—to display input channel levels.
• TR 1-24—to display track channel levels.
• FX1-8 RTN—to display internal effect return levels.
• AUX/DIR—to display Aux bus and Direct bus levels.
• OUTPUT—to display output levels.
PAGE and F buttons on the VGA or on the VS-2480—Press
PAGE until “INPUT” appears above F1 and press:
• INPUT—to display input signal levels.
• IN MIX—to display input channel levels
• TR MIX—to display track channel levels
• AUXDIR—to display Aux bus and Direct bus levels.
• OUTPUT—to display output levels.
The TR 1-24
button is red to
indicate that the
track channel
meters are
being displayed.
To display FX return levels using the F buttons, press PAGE until “FX RTN” appears
above F5 and then press F5 (FX RTN).
The meters strip on the VGA operates in much the same way as the LCD meters strip.
See Owner’s Manual Page 124 for additional info.
Pre and Post
You can select pre or post metering when you’re viewing anything other than input and
output signals. (To learn about pre and post metering, see the note on Owner’s Manual
Page 125.)
Select the desired type of metering by:
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•
clicking the meters strip’s PRE or POST button.
use the PAGE and F buttons on the VGA or VS-2480:
1. Press PAGE until “INPUT” appears above F1.
2. Click or press:
• F6 (To Pre)—to select pre metering.
• F6 (To Pst)—to select post metering.
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The PEAK HOLD Button
PEAK HOLD button
Click the PEAK HOLD button so that it lights yellow to make your signals’ loudest
levels “stick” in their meters until you release them. The Peak Hold feature helps ensure
that you don’t miss any unexpected level peaks should you look away from the meters.
To “un-stick” the meters, click the PEAK HOLD button again to unlight it.
The Playlist Area
1.
4.
3.
5.
2.
6.
5.
1.
2.
3.
Edit control strip
Track controls
Timeline
4.
5.
6.
Playlist control panel switch
Navigation and zoom buttons
WAVE DISPLAY button
The VGA’s Home screen contains a project playlist that performs the same tasks as the
internal LCD’s playlist, and more. You can view your project’s tracks, navigate the
project, place markers and edit track audio with your mouse in the VGA playlist. In
addition, you can mute and solo any track, set its Automix and phrase sequencer status,
and adjust important track channel CH EDIT parameters. You can also select V-Tracks
and store and recall locators and scenes right from the playlist.
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the project playlist
122
markers
188
editing track audio
235
Automix
325
the phrase sequencer
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CH EDIT parameters
149
locators
185
scenes
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Operating the VGA Playlist
Getting Around
You can move through a project using the VGA playlist’s horizontal scroll bar and
buttons, located at the bottom edge of the playlist.
Scroll buttons
Scroll bar
To move quickly through the project, drag the scroll bar in the
desired direction—the size of the scroll bar indicates how much
of the project is currently visible. To move backward by small
increments, click the left scroll button. To move slowly forward,
click the right scroll button.
You can also use the VS-2480’s standard navigation tools—
the TIME/VALUE dial and current time location display as
well as locators, markers, and so on. (Project markers are
shown as gold downward-pointing triangles above the tracks
in the playlist, as shown on Page 44.)
Scroll
bar
Use the playlist’s vertical scroll bar and buttons along its
righthand edge to move up or down through the project’s tracks.
To move quickly to a different set of tracks, drag the scroll bar in
the desired direction—the size of the scroll bar indicates how
many of the project’s tracks are currently visible. To move by
smaller increments up or down through the tracks, click the
desired vertical scroll button.
Scroll
buttons
Zooming
The VGA playlist’s zoom buttons allow you to increase or
decrease the magnification of the project’s tracks. The:
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•
time zoom buttons—determine how much of the project is
displayed. Zoom in to view a smaller area more closely, or
out to view more of the project.
track zoom buttons—determine how many tracks are
displayed. To show fewer tracks in greater detail, zoom in.
To show more tracks, zoom out.
track zoom
buttons
Time zoom
buttons
Another way to zoom is to right-click on the playlist and select
the desired ZOOM item from the Edit Pop-Up menu (Owner’s
Manual Page 241). When you do, a window appears in which
you can select the desired magnification.
Track zoom
Time zoom
Track zoom
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You can also zoom in or out by holding down SHIFT and using the , , or buttons on the VS-2480, as described on Owner’s Manual Page 123.
As you zoom in with the track zoom buttons, more onscreen space is available for each
track. As a result:
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additional track controls appear as space allows.
when you zoom in so that only four or two tracks are visible, the VGA shows each
phrase’s waveform for editing purposes (see Owner’s Manual Page 238).
The VS-2480 generates editing waveforms when its transport is stopped—as a project
plays, these waveforms move across the timeline. When the transport stops again, the
VS-2480 refreshes the playlist with new editing waveforms as necessary.
VGA Playlist Track Controls
6.
2.
5.
4.
3.
1.
9.
11.
16.
12.
7.
8.
13.
10.
14.
17.
18.
19.
15.
20.
21.
22.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Track number/CH VIEW button
V-Track selector
Track name
MUTE button
SOLO button
AUTOMIX STATUS button
PHRASE SEQ STATUS button
TRACK STATUS button
FADER slider
PAN slider
PHASE button
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
ATT slider
GROUP selector
LINK switch
FX Ins selector
DYNAMICS switch
EQ switch
DIR 1-8 selector
MIX button
P.PAD button
Aux send controls
Status toggles
Each track in the playlist contains a track control area in which you can access the
corresponding track channel’s important CH EDIT parameters without leaving the
playlist. This makes it easy to quickly perform mix-related adjustments as you work
with track audio. As you zoom in on the tracks—see Page 39—the number of available
controls changes as space allows. The illustration above shows the controls that are
available when you’re zoomed in to a two-track view).
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With eight tracks displayed
With 12 tracks displayed
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Most of the track controls are VGA versions of the standard CH EDIT track channel
parameters described in Owner’s Manual Chapter 11—a few parameters have been
combined to save onscreen space. Each track’s TRACK STATUS, AUTOMIX STATUS
and PHRASE SEQ STATUS buttons can also be found among the track controls.
1. Track Number/CH VIEW Button
You can click the track’s number to display its CH VIEW screen—see Page 51.
2. V-Track Selector
The V-Track selector performs the same job as the CH EDIT V-Trk
parameter. It shows the number of the track’s currently active
V-Track—click on the number to display a pop-up menu from
which you can select a different V-Track. The menu shows each
V-Track’s name and indicates with symbols the presence or
absence of recorded data on each V-Track, and shows whether the
V-Track is currently selected.
Selected, contains audio
The currently
selected V-Track is
checkmarked.
Selected, contains no audio
Contains no audio, not selected
Contains audio, not selected
An asterisk to its right indicates that a V-Track uses the CD-R recording mode.
To learn about V-Tracks, see Owner’s Manual Page 87.
3. Track Name
4. MUTE (M) Button
Click MUTE—so that it turns yellow—to silence the track’s audio. To
un-mute the track, click MUTE again.
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You can quickly un-mute all of your muted tracks by clicking the Mute status toggle
button. See Page 44.
5. SOLO (S) Button
Click SOLO so that it turns blue to isolate the track by silencing all
un-soloed tracks. To un-solo the track, click SOLO again.
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You can quickly un-solo all of your soloed tracks by clicking the Solo status toggle
button. See Page 44.
6. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, you can set the status of the track’s
corresponding Automix track by repeatedly clicking the AUTOMIX
STATUS button.
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You can simultaneously set the Automix status of all of your Automix tracks by
repeatedly clicking the Automix status toggle button. See Page 44.
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7. PHRASE SEQ STATUS (P) Button
When the phrase sequencer is turned on and the track’s phrase pad
is turned on, you can set its phrase sequencer track status by
repeatedly clicking the PHRASE SEQ STATUS button.
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You can simultaneously set the phrase sequencer status of all of your tracks by
repeatedly clicking the Phrase Sequencer status toggle button. See Page 44.
8. TRACK STATUS Button
Click a TRACK STATUS button repeatedly to set its track’s status—
this is the same as pressing the corresponding physical TRACK
STATUS button on the VS-2480.
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9. FADER (LEV) Slider
Drag the FADER slider to set the track channel’s CH EDIT FADER
parameter—this serves the same purpose as moving the channel’s
physical fader. The readout to the right of the slider shows the track
channel’s output level in dB.
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10. PAN Slider
Adjust the track channel’s stereo position by dragging the PAN
slider as desired—the current pan position is shown to the right of
the slider. When you move the slider, you’re adjusting the track
channel’s CH EDIT PAN parameter value.
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11. PHASE Button
Click “NRM” or INV” in the PHASE button to reverse the phase
polarity of the track channel’s signal.
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12. ATT Slider
Set the ATT slider to adjust the level of the signal coming from the
hard disk recorder into the track channel. The signal’s level is shown
to the right of the slider.
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13. GROUP (GRP) Selector
To assign the track channel to a fader group, click to the right of
“GRP” and select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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14. LINK Switch
LINK combines the CH EDIT ChLink and F.LINK parameters. Click
to the right of “LINK” and select the desired type of linking from the
pop-up menu or turn off linking.
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15. FX Ins Selector
16. DYNAMICS (DYN) Switch and Overview
Turn on the track channel’s dynamics processor by clicking the DYN
switch. The current dynamics shape is shown graphically next to the
switch—when the switch is on, the shape becomes blue.
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You set up a channel’s dynamics processing by drawing the desired shape with your
mouse in the CH VIEW screen as described on Page 57.
17. EQ Switch and Overview
Turn on the track channel’s EQ by clicking the EQ switch. The
current EQ curve appears to the right of the switch—when the
switch is on, the curve turns blue.
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You can set up a channel’s EQ by drawing the desired curve with your mouse in the CH
VIEW screen, as described on Page 57.
18. DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Selector
To assign the track channel to a Direct bus, click the desired Direct
bus’s number so it lights.
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19. MIX Button
Turn MIX on to send the track channel’s signal into the MASTER
bus, the main stereo mix. Turn it off to remove it from the mix.
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20. P.PAD Switch
P.PAD combines the CH EDIT PhrPAD and PlyMod parameters.
Click to the right of P.PAD to select the desired type of phrase pad
playback method or turn the track channel’s phrase pad off.
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21. AUX Send Controls
Send level
Pre/post switch
Send status
The AUX send controls include the following parameters:
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Send level—drag a slider to set the track channel’s Aux send level to the
corresponding Aux bus (See Owner’s Manual Page 152). The send level appears to
the right of the slider in dB. When Aux busses are linked, the even-numbered bus’s
send control is replaced by a panning handle, described on Page 67.
Send status—turns the Aux send to each bus on or off. See Owner’s Manual Page 152.
Pre/post switch—sets the pre or post configuration of each Aux bus. See Owner’s
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When you change an Aux bus’s pre/post setting, you’re setting the pre/post
configuration of the Aux bus for any channel that’s using it, as described on Owner’s
Manual Page 153.
The color of each Aux bus’s slider provides helpful information at a glance. When a
slider’s:
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•
•
blue—the send is turned on and the bus is set to Post.
red—the send is turned on and the bus is set to Pre.
gray—the send is turned off.
When odd/even Aux busses are linked, the even-numbered bus’s slider is replaced by a
panning handle, as described on Page 67.
22. Status Toggles
Beneath the track control areas are five status toggle buttons. You can click each button
to toggle the setting of the entire column of buttons directly above it.
MUTE status toggle
SOLO status toggle
TRACK STATUS toggle
PHRASE SEQ STATUS toggle
AUTOMIX STATUS
Click this status toggle:
To:
MUTE
un-mute all currently muted tracks.
SOLO
un-solo all currently soloed tracks.
AUTOMIX STATUS
set the status of all Automix tracks to the same value.
PHRASE SEQ
STATUS
set the phrase sequencer status of all phrase sequencer tracks
to the same value.
TRACK STATUS
set the TRACK STATUS of all tracks to the same value.
The Playlist’s Measure Bar
Just above the playlist is a gray strip called the “measure bar.”The lines in the bar show
the project measures as defined by the project tempo map (Owner’s Manual Page 312).
The time bar also contains markers, CD track markers, edit point flags, punch points
and loop points.
Marker
CD Track Marker
Edit Points
(Red)
Gold
Blue
Auto Punch Points
Punch in
Punch out
When Auto Punch is on, a red bar
connects the red punch points.
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(Green)
OUT
FROM
TO
Loop Points
Loop start
Loop end
When looping is on, a blue loop box
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You can place any of these items at the desired locations using onscreen tools. To learn
how to place:
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markers—see Page 31.
edit points—see Page 46.
Auto Punch points—see Page 30
loop points—see Page 30.
You can:
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•
reposition an object in the measure bar—by positioning the mouse cursor over the
object until it turns into a pointing finger, and then dragging to the desired new
location.
clear an object in the measure bar—holding down CLEAR on the VS-2480, positioning
the mouse cursor over the object until it turns into a pointing finger, and then
clicking the object.
The Measure Bar Pop-Up Menu
Use the measure bar pop-up menu to quickly place:
•
•
•
edit points
loop FROM or TO points
CD track markers
•
•
Auto Punch IN or OUT points
markers
Right-click in the measure bar at the desired time location and select the object you
want from the measure bar pop-up menu.
To delete all markers and CD track markers from a project, select Clr All MARKER
from the measure bar pop-up menu.
Editing VGA Playlist Track Audio
Position line
Timeline
Editing track audio on the VGA main display is very much like editing with your mouse
on the VS-2480’s internal LCD. To learn about editing audio with your mouse, see
Owner’s Manual Page 241.
The ways in which editing on the VGA differs from editing on the LCD are:
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•
All edits performed using your mouse on the VGA occur instantly, without dialog
windows, to make editing fast. You can, of course, undo or redo any edit.
The SELECT PHRASE (Owner’s Manual Page 243) and SELECT TRACK (Owner’s
Manual Page 244) pop-up menus are available only on the LCD.
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Selecting Tracks on the VGA
To select a track on the VGA main display, click anywhere on the track in the playlist.
When a track is selected, its background changes to a lighter shade of gray and its
number turns blue.
Blue
Selected
Not selected
Selecting Phrases and Regions on the VGA
The VS-2480 automatically assigns an alternating pattern of colors to the phrases in the
playlist to make them easy to distinguish from one another. When a phrase or region is
selected, it turns black and is outlined in its original color. Its editing waveform changes
from black to the original color of the phrase.
Not selected
Selected
The Edit Control Strip
Above the playlist you’ll find the edit control strip, which contains basic editing tools.
IN area
OUT area
FROM area
TO area
Cursor
GRID
PHRASE/REGION
IN, OUT, FROM and TO Areas
The IN, OUT, FROM and TWO areas allow you to set
edit points (Owner’s Manual Page 236), locate to them
and clear them. Each has a colored triangular button
that matches its playlist flag and a readout showing
the edit point’s current position. To:
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•
•
•
Button
Edit point location
The IN area
Place an edit point—move the timeline to the desired location and click the edit
point’s button.
Change an edit point’s location—move the timeline to the desired location and click
the edit point’s button.
Move the timeline to an edit point—hold down SHIFT on the VS-2480 and click the
edit point’s onscreen button.
Clear an edit point—hold down CLEAR on the VS-2480 and click the edit point’s
onscreen button.
You can re-configure the behavior of the edit point buttons by setting the EDIT POINT
Sw TYPE parameter, as described on Owner’s Manual Page 247.
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Cursor
The cursor readout shows the current location of the mouse cursor to help you make
edits precisely. The readout shows its position in time code and measures and beats.
GRID
Click GRID to display a pop-up menu from which you can activate the
desired editing grid (Owner’s Manual Page 245).
REGION/PHRASE Button
Click the REGION/PHRASE button to select the desired type of
track audio editing.
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The VGA Playlist Control Panel
Click the Playlist Control button located at the
upper right just above the playlist to open the
playlist control panel. To close the playlist control
panel, click the Playlist Control button again.
You can also show or hide the playlist control panel by holding down SHIFT on the
VS-2480 and pressing its HOME•DISPLAY button.
The V.Track control panel pane allows you to activate any V-Track by clicking on it.
Each track’s 16 V-Tracks are arranged
in a horizontal row. A symbol shows
each V-Track’s status.
Selected, contains audio
Selected, no audio
Not selected, no audio
Not selected, has audio
Any V-Track that’s selected for
editing flashes. Destination V-Tracks
also flash, outlined in gray. See
Page 11 for details.
Click the control panel’s LOC/SCN tab to display the LOC/SCN (Locator/Scene) pane.
Select locator banks
with these buttons.
Perform locator
actions by clicking
these buttons
Select scene banks
with these buttons.
Perform scene
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In the LOC/SCN pane, you can quickly store, recall and clear locators and scenes right
from the playlist.
Use the upper half of the pane for locator operations. To:
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•
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change locator banks—click the desired bank’s number.
store a locator—move the timeline to the desired location and click the number of an
unused locator position.
recall a locator—click the locator’s number.
clear a locator—hold down CLEAR on the VS-2480 and click the locator’s number.
Use the lower half of the pane for scene operations. To:
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•
•
•
change scene banks—click the desired bank’s number.
store a scene—set up your mixer settings as desired and click the number of an
unused scene position.
recall a scene—click the scene’s number.
clear a scene—hold down CLEAR on the VS-2480 and click the scene’s number.
To name a locator or scene—or perform other locator/scene operations—click the LOC
or SCN buttons (Page 31), respectively.
The VGA Wave Display
Click the WAVE DISPLAY button in the lower right-hand corner of
the playlist to open the wave display.
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The VGA wave display allows you to view a single track’s audio with the maximum
amount of detail for precision editing operations.
Track name
Phrase name
Magnification
Track
number
Amplitude
zoom buttons
Time zoom
buttons
The currently selected track’s number appears at the left of the wave display. To view
other tracks, drag the vertical scroll bar up and down or click the desired vertical scroll
button. To move through the project, drag the horizontal scroll bar or click the
horizontal scroll buttons.
You can zoom in or out by clicking the wave display’s zoom buttons. To zoom:
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You can also select the desired amplitude or time zoom
value from the Edit Pop-Up menu that appears when you
right-click in the wave display.
Amplitude zoom
Time zoom
Amplitude zoom
Time zoom
The time zoom is measured in samples.
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You can control the signal flowing through any input, track or FX return channel on its
VGA main display CH VIEW screen.
Input and
track channel
elements
Input/output
control strip
Aux send controls
DIR 1-8
This illustration shows an input channel’s CH VIEW screen. The track
channel and FX return channel CH VIEW screens look slightly different.
To learn about the input and track channel CH EDIT parameters, see Owner’s Manual
Chapter 11. The FX return channels’ CH EDIT parameters are described in Owner’s
Manual Chapter 17.
Displaying CH EDIT Parameters on the VGA
You can display the desired CH VIEW screen by selecting it from
the MIXER menu. To view the CH VIEW screen for:
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an input channel—select the desired input channel from
the CH VIEW (INPUT) submenu.
a track channel—select the desired track channel from the
CH VIEW (TRACK) submenu.
an FX return channel—select the desired FX return
channel from the CH VIEW (FX RTN) submenu.
You can also:
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•
press the desired channel’s CH EDIT button on the VS-2480 (see Owner’s Manual
Page 138).
view a track channel’s CH VIEW screen by clicking its track number in the VGA
main display’s Home screen.
Universal CH VIEW Elements
The CH VIEW screens for input, track and FX return channels differ slightly, though
they contain some common elements. The following section describes those elements.
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Input/Output Control Strip
The input/output control strip appears on the right side
of all of the VGA CH VIEW screens. This strip presents
parameters that allow you to control the output of the
channel strip, and meter its input or output. The
following section describes how the strip works with a
single unlinked channel. Page 53 discusses how the strip
works with linked channels.
Meters and PRE/POST Buttons
Meters
and PRE/
POST
buttons
SOLO
MUTE
MIX
PAN
FADER
The meters allow you to view the level of signal coming
into or going out of the channel. The PRE and POST
buttons determine the signal level to be displayed. To
view the level of signal:
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coming into the channel—click PRE.
going out of the channel—click POST.
The CH VIEW meters are presented in pairs. With input and
track channels, you can see the levels for the odd/even pair of
channels to which the currently selected channel belongs—
there’s a number beneath each meter to show the channel
signal it represents. With the stereo FX return channels, the two
meters show the left- and right-side signal levels.
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SOLO Button
To isolate the channel’s signal by silencing all un-soloed channels,
click SOLO so it lights. To un-solo the channel, click SOLO again.
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MUTE Button
To silence the channel’s signal, click MUTE so it lights. To un-mute
it, click the button again.
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MIX Button
Click MIX so it lights to send the track channel’s signal into the
MASTER bus, the main stereo mix. Turn it off to remove the signal
from the mix.
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PAN/BAL Knob
Set the stereo placement of the channel’s output in the MASTER
stereo mix by dragging its PAN knob—or BAL knob in an FX return
channel—up or down.
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FADER
Drag the fader up or down to set the channel’s output level—this
serves the same purpose as moving its physical fader. The readout
beneath the fader shows the channel’s output level in dB.
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The Input/Output Strip in Linked Channels
When channels are linked, a special SUB DISP (“SUB DISPLAY”) button becomes
available at the bottom of the strip. You can control the two channels together or set
each channel’s panning and level individually by clicking SUB DISP so it lights.
When SUB DISP is off,
a single silver balance
knob sets the overall
stereo positioning of
the linked signals. The
fader controls operate
together to set their
combined level.
When SUB DISP is on,
individual PAN knobs
become available, and
each fader controls the
level of its channel.
SUB DISP button
AUX Send Controls
Send Status button
PRE/POST switch
Send level knob
The CH VIEW screens contain AUX send controls with which you can send the signal
from any input, track or FX return channel to any of the VS-2480’s eight Aux busses. To:
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turn on the send to an Aux bus—click the bus’s Send Status button so it lights.
set an Aux send level—drag the Aux bus’s Send Level knob up or down as desired.
change the pre/post configuration of an Aux bus—click the PRE/POST switch
repeatedly to select PRE or POST.
When you change an Aux bus’s pre/post setting, you’re changing its setting for any
channel that’s using it, as described on Owner’s Manual Page 153.
DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Selector
To assign an channel’s signal to one of the eight Direct busses, click
the desired bus’s button in the DIR 1-8 selector.
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Channel-Specific Parameter Strips
At the left side of each CH VIEW screen is a strip that contains parameters specific to
the selected type of channel.
Input Channel Parameter Strip
1.
1. Channel Name
2.
2. PATCH BAY Selector
Click PATCH BAY to reveal a menu from which you
can select the source of the channel’s input signal.
3.
4.
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5.
Inputs are always assignable in pairs, with odd-numbered inputs
being assignable to odd-numbered input channels, and so on.
6.
7.
8.
3. PHANTOM Switch
Click PHANTOM—so it’s lit—to turn on the
corresponding XLR input jack’s phantom power.
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4. PHASE Button
Click PHASE—so it’s lit—to reverse the phase polarity of the
channel’s signal.
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5. ATT Knob
To adjust the level of the input signal coming into the input channel,
drag the ATT knob up or down as desired—the readout beneath the
knob shows the current amount of attenuation.
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6. GROUP Selector
To assign the input channel to a fader group, click GROUP and
select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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7. CH LINK Button
To link the channel to its odd/even partner so that any changes
made to one channel affect both, click CH LINK to turn it on.
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8. FDRLINK Button
Click FDRLINK—so it’s lit—to link the current channel’s fader to its
odd/even partner so their levels can be set by moving either fader
while their other parameters remain independently controllable.
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9. AUTOMIX STATUS Button
Click the AUTOMIX STATUS button to set the channel’s status
when Automix is turned on.
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Track Channel Parameter Strip
1. Channel Name
1.
2. STATUS Button
2.
Click STATUS repeatedly to set the status of the
corresponding hard disk recorder track. This is the
same as clicking the track channel’s TRACK STATUS
button on the VS-2480.
3.
4.
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5.
6.
3. V.TRACK Selector
7.
8.
To select a different V-Track, click V.TRACK and
select the desired V-Track from the pop-up menu,
described on Page 41.
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9.
10.
11.
12.
4. PHASE Button
Click PHASE—so it’s lit—to reverse the phase
polarity of the channel’s signal.
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5. ATT Knob
To adjust the level of the signal coming into the track channel from
the hard disk recorder, drag the ATT knob up or down as desired—
the readout beneath the knob shows the current amount of
attenuation.
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6. GROUP Selector
To assign the track channel to a fader group, click GROUP and
select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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7. CH LINK Button
To link the channel to its odd/even partner so that any changes
made to one channel affect both, click CH LINK to turn it on.
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8. FDRLINK Button
Click FDRLINK—so it’s lit—to link the current channel’s fader to its
odd/even partner so their levels can be set by moving either fader
while their other parameters remain independently controllable.
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9. AUTOMIX STATUS Button
Click the AUTOMIX STATUS button repeatedly to set the channel’s
status as desired when Automix mode is on.
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10. PHRASE SEQ Status Button
Click the PHRASE SEQ status button repeatedly to set the channel’s
phrase sequencer status as desired when Phrase Sequence mode is
activated.
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9. PHRASE PAD Button
Click PHRASE PAD—so it’s lit—to turn on the channel’s phrase
pad.
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9. PlyMod Selector
Click PlyMod and select the desired phrase pad play mode from the
pop-up menu.
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FX Return Channel Parameter Strip
1. Channel Name
1.
2. ASSIGN Selector
2.
As shipped from the factory, each Aux bus is routed to
the input of its same-numbered effect processor. To
route a different Aux bus or a Direct bus to the FX
return channel’s processor, click ASSIGN and select
the desired bus from the pop-up menu.
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3.
4.
You can also do this by dragging the routing nodes in the LOOP
FX ASSIGN area of the screen, described on Page 61.
5.
3. GROUP Selector
To assign the channel to a fader group, click GROUP
and select the desired group from the pop-up menu.
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4. MONO Switch
By default, the output of an effect processor is stereo. To collapse its left
and right sides to a mono signal, click MONO so it lights.
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5. AUTOMIX STATUS Button
Click the AUTOMIX STATUS button repeatedly to set the channel’s
status as desired when Automix mode is on.
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Input and Track Channel CH VIEW Elements
Track/V-Track Info
Track and V-Track info for a standard input or track channel
The symbols in
the V-Track area
are described on
Page 41.
Track and V-Track info for linked input or track channel
At the top edge of an input and track channel CH VIEW screen is information about the
corresponding hard disk recorder track and its V-Tracks. If you’re working with:
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•
an input channel—the screen shows information regarding the same-numbered
hard disk recorder track.
a track channel—the screen shows information about its corresponding track.
If the channel is linked, you’ll see track info for both of the corresponding tracks.
Dynamics and EQ Controls
Interactive graphic displays
For an introduction to
dynamics processing,
see Owner’s Manual
Page 157.
For an introduction to
EQ, see Owner’s
Manual Page 162.
Parameters
Each input and track channel CH VIEW screen contains a dynamics processor and EQ
that can be set up by dragging your mouse in a graphic display, or manually.
Dynamics
1.
2.
Compressor
parameters
4.
3.
5.
Expander
parameters
EXP+COMP
parameters
Type-specific parameters
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1. DYNAMICS On/Off Button
Turn the dynamics processor on or off by clicking this button—
when it’s blue, the processor is turned on.
2. RESET Button
Click RESET to return the dynamics processor to its factory default settings.
3. Interactive Dynamics Display
The interactive dynamics display lets you draw the shape of
your processing. Click and drag on any of the red triangles to
set the corresponding dynamics parameter.
Owner’s Manual Page 161 explains how to understand what you
see in the graphic dynamics display.
4. Dynamics Type Selector
Click the desired button to select the type of dynamics processing you
want to use.
5. IN/OUT/GR Meters
These meters show, respectively, the signal coming into the processor, going out of it,
and the amount of dynamics processing being applied.
Type-Specific Parameters
The type-specific parameters change according to the type of dynamics processing you
select. These parameters are described in Owner’s Manual Chapter 11.
Compressor Parameters
Parameter:
See Owner’s Manual Page:
KEY IN
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RATIO
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THRESHOLD
159
ATTACK
160
RELEASE
160
A.GAIN
160
LEVEL
160
Expander Parameters
Parameter:
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KEY IN
160
RATIO
158
THRESHOLD
159
ATTACK
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RELEASE
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Expander+Compressor Parameters
See Owner’s Manual Page:
Parameter:
EXPANDER RATIO
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EXPANDER THRESHOLD
159
EXPANDER ATTACK
160
EXPANDER RELEASE
160
COMPRESSOR RATIO
158
COMPRESSOR THRESHOLD
159
COMPRESSOR ATTACK
160
COMPRESSOR RELEASE
160
COMPRESSOR A.GAIN
160
COMPRESSOR LEVEL
160
EQ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. EQ On/Off Button
Turn the channel EQ on or off by clicking this button—when it’s blue,
the EQ is on.
2. RESET Button
Click RESET to return the EQ parameters to their factory default settings.
3. Interactive EQ Display
Draw the desired EQ curve by clicking and dragging on any of the red triangles to set
the corresponding EQ band.
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4. Filter Selector
The channel filter can be configured to remove selected
frequencies from the channel’s signal in four different
modes—it can also be turned off altogether.
The icon above the selector
shows the current filter mode.
LPF
HPF
BPF
BEF
To learn about filters, see Owner’s Manual Page 163.
5. EQ Meters
The EQ meters show the level the signal as it comes into the channel EQ and as it leaves
it.
EQ Parameters
The CH VIEW EQ parameters are described on Owner’s Manual Page 165.
Filter Parameters
The CH VIEW filter parameters are described on Owner’s Manual Page 164.
EFFECT INSERT Controls
Each available effect processor has its own
processor button—in this illustration, only
two optional VS8F-2 effect expansion
boards have been installed, so Effects 7
and 8 aren’t available.
Processor
buttons
Insert effect matrix
Each input and track channel CH VIEW screen contains an EFFECT INSERT matrix in
which you can insert an available effect processor—or the left or right side of a
processor—into the channel’s signal flow. The insert effect matrix shows each effect
inserted on the channel, as well as the signal flowing from one insert effect to the next.
The number of each processor’s currently selected patch is shown in the matrix as well.
To insert an effect on a channel, click the desired processor
button repeatedly to select the type of insert routing you
want to use. To learn how each of the available routings
works, see Owner’s Manual Page 217.
Ins
If a processor is already inserted elsewhere, its
processor button displays where it’s being used.
To select or edit an insert effect for a processor, click the effect in the
insert effect matrix—the processor’s Algorithm View screen appears
on which you can select a new patch or edit the current patch.
You can adjust the send and return levels to the inserted effect
by dragging the blue insert send and return sliders—located
to the right of the processor button—up and/or down.
InsL
InsR
InsS
This effect processor’s
already being used by
Track Channel 1.
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Insert return slider
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FX Return Channel CH VIEW Elements
LOOP FX
ASSIGN
Effect algorithm
display
LOOP FX ASSIGN
Node
pair
You can drag the pair of LOOP FX ASSIGN
nodes up or down with your mouse to route the
desired Aux bus or Direct bus to the effect
processor associated with the selected FX return
channel. (See Owner’s Manual Page 210.)
Effect Algorithm Display
The effect algorithm display shows the effect patch being used by the effect processor
associated with the selected FX return channel. Click anywhere on the effect algorithm
display to view the processor’s Algorithm View screen on which you can select a
different patch or edit the current patch.
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You can select any of the following views from the MIXER menu (Page 26):
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Input Mixer/Master Block—all of the input channels and the MASTER EDIT
parameters containing all of the Aux and Direct bus settings.
Track Mixer/FX Return Mixer—all of the track channels and FX return channels.
Multi-Channel Strip View—a detailed view of the set of channels currently controlled
by the VS-2480’s 16 physical channel strips (Owner’s Manual Pages 137 and 300).
Shared Elements
The Input Mixer/Master Block and Track Mixer/FX Return Mixer views share some
elements that we’ll describe before proceeding with descriptions of the two views.
Shared MASTER Fader Strip
The MASTER fader strip—located at the right edge of the screen—controls the stereo
MASTER bus (Owner’s Manual Page 142.)
1. MON (MONITOR) Balance Knob
1.
Drag the MON (for “MONITOR”) balance knob up or down to shift the
MONITOR bus output leftward or rightward, respectively.
2.
2. MON Level Knob (Info Only)
3.
4.
The MON (for “MONITOR”) knob shows the level of the MONITOR bus.
This level can be adjusted only using the VS-2480’s MONITOR knob.
5.
3. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
Click the AUTOMIX STATUS button to set the MASTER
fader’s Automix status when Automix is turned on.
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6.
4. MASTER Bus Balance
Drag the MASTER balance knob up or down to shift the MASTER bus
output leftward or rightward, respectively.
5. MASTER Bus Fader
Drag the MASTER bus fader up or down to set the level of the MASTER
bus—this is the same as moving the VS-2480’s physical MASTER fader.
The current MASTER bus level is shown beneath the fader.
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6. DITHER (D) Button
To activate output dithering, click and hold the DITHER button, and
select the desired dithering bit depth.
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FADER Select Indicator
On the VGA, a colored line appears beneath the set of channels currently assigned to
the VS-2480’s physical channel strips selected by pressing the corresponding FADER
button on the VS-2480 (Owner’s Manual Page 137), or by clicking the virtual FADER
buttons in the Multi-Channels Strip view’s MASTER fader strip (Page 70). This allows
you to tell at a glance if the channel strips you’re viewing on the VGA are currently
being controlled by the 16 physical channel strips.
When a set of input channels or the Aux master channels are selected with the FADER
buttons, the underline is amber. When track or FX return channels are selected, the
underline is green.
Amber indicator for input
and Aux master channels
Green indicator for track and
FX return channels
Aux Send Sliders
In the Input Mixer/Master Block, Track Mixer/FX Return Mixer and Multi-Channel
views, input, track and FX return channels all sport Aux send sliders. These sliders
allow you to send the desired amount of a channel’s signal to any of the eight Aux
busses, and show you at a glance each send level. To set an Aux send level, click and
drag its slider with your mouse to the desired position.
A slider’s color provides information about its
Aux send. When a slider is:
•
•
•
•
blue—the Aux send is on and set to Post.
red—the Aux send is on and set to Pre.
gray—the Aux send is turned off.
black—the send is turned all the way down.
Blue=On, Pst
Gray=Off
Red=On, Pre
Black=No level
You can change the Aux bus’s pre/post setting:
•
•
•
•
on any channel’s VGA CH VIEW screen (Page 53).
in the Input Mixer/Master Block view (described on Page 65).
in the MASTER EDIT window available in the VGA main display’s MIXER menu
(Page 26).
in the track controls area in the playlist (Page 40).
When an odd/even pair of Aux busses is linked, the slider for the even bus is replaced
by a panning handle, as described on Page 67.
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Input Mixer/Master Block View
Select INPUT MIXER/MASTER BLOCK from the MIXER menu to view all of the
VS-2480’s 24 input channel strips and MASTER BLOCK settings at once on the VGA.
FADER
button
indicator
Input Mixer
Master Block
Input Channel Strips
1.
2.
1. DYNAMICS (DYN) On/Off
Click this button to turn the channel’s dynamics processor on—so the
button’s lit—or off. See Page 57.
3.
4.
6.
5.
2. EQ On/Off
7.
To turn the channel’s EQ on or off, click this button. When it’s lit, the
EQ’s on. See Page 57.
8.
3. AUX Send Sliders
9.
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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4. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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5. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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6. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the channel’s Automix status.
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7. PAN Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the PAN knob up or down as desired.
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8. Channel Fader
The position of the channel fader sets the level of signal coming out of
the channel. Moving it is the same as moving the channel’s physical
fader on the VS-2480. The channel’s level is displayed below the fader.
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9. LINK Switch
LINK combines the CH EDIT ChLink and F.LINK parameters. Click
to the right of “LINK” and select the desired type of linking from the
pop-up menu, or turn off linking. The LINK switch occupies the
combined lower edge of both of the channels it controls.
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Master Block Strips
The Master Block strips contain Direct bus parameters (Owner’s Manual Page 208) and
Aux bus controls (Owner’s Manual Page 205).
Direct Bus Parameters
1. Source
Click Source and choose the signal you want to assign to the Direct bus.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2. Pre/Post Switch
This sets the Direct bus to receive a channel’s signal before or after the channel fader.
3. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is on, repeatedly click this button to set the Direct bus’ Automix status.
4. Final Level Knob
Drag this knob up or down to set the final level of the Direct bus.
Aux Bus Parameters
1.
2.
1. PRE/POST Switch
Click the PRE/PST switch to configure the Aux bus to accept channel
signals from before or after the channel faders.
3.
2. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS button to
set the Aux bus’s Automix status.
4.
3. Linked Aux Bus Balance
When an odd/even pair of aux busses is linked, this knob become active
(see below) and allows you to set the relative levels of the linked busses.
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4. Aux Bus Master Level
Drag this knob up or down to set the master level of the Aux bus.
5. LINK
To link or un-link odd/even Aux bus pairs, click the LINK button so it lights.
When two Aux busses are linked, their appearance changes onscreen to reflect
their combined operation as shown to the right. Their Aux send sliders in the
various channel views and the track controls also change—the odd-numbered
slider sets the send level, and the even-numbered slider becomes a panning
handle that allows you to pan signals between the two linked busses.
Track controls
Mixer view
Panning
handle
Track Mixer/FX Return Mixer View
Select TRACK MIXER/FX RTN MIXER from the MIXER menu to view all of the
VS-2480’s 24 track channel and eight FX return channel strips at once on the VGA.
FADER
button
indicator
Track Mixer
FX Return Mixer
Track Channel Strips
1.
2.
1. DYNAMICS (DYN) On/Off
Click this button to turn the channel’s dynamics processor on—when
the button’s lit—or off. See Page 57.
3.
4.
6.
5.
7.
8.
2. EQ On/Off
To turn the channel’s EQ on or off, click this button. When it’s lit, the
EQ’s on. See Page 57.
9.
10.
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3. AUX Send Sliders
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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4. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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5. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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6. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the channel’s Automix status.
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7. PHRASE SEQ STATUS (P) Button
When the phrase sequencer is turned on, repeatedly click the PHRASE
SEQ STATUS button to set the track channel’s phrase sequencer status.
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8. PAN Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the PAN knob up or down as desired.
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9. TRACK STATUS Button
Repeatedly click the TRACK STATUS button to set status of the
corresponding hard disk recorder track. This is the same thing as
pressing the track’s TRACK STATUS button on the VS-2480.
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10. Channel Fader
The position of the channel fader sets the level of signal coming out of
the channel. Moving the onscreen fader is the same as moving the
channel’s physical fader on the VS-2480.
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11. LINK Switch
LINK combines the CH EDIT ChLink and F.LINK parameters. Click
to the right of “LINK” and select the desired type of linking from the
pop-up menu, or turn off linking. The LINK switch occupies the
combined lower edge of both of the channels it controls.
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FX Return Channel Strips
1.
2.
1. ASSIGN Button
To designate an Aux bus as the send assigned to the
channel’s effect processor, click this button and select
the desired bus from the pop-up menu.
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4.
6.
5.
7.
2. Algorithm View Button
This button shows the name of the channel’s processor
and its currently selected effect patch. Click the button
to display the Algorithm View screen from which you
can select a new patch or edit the current patch.
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8.
3. AUX Send Sliders
9.
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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4. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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5. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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6. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the channel’s Automix status.
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7. BAL (Balance) Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the BAL knob up or down as desired.
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8. Channel Fader
The position of the channel fader sets the level of signal coming out of
the channel. Moving the onscreen fader is the same as moving the
channel’s physical fader on the VS-2480.
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9. MONO Switch
Click this button—so it lights—to collapse the effect processor’s
stereo output to a mono signal.
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Multi-Channel Strip Views
The multi-channel strip views show a detailed view of the set of 16 channels currently
selected with the FADER buttons. To view the desired set of multi-channel strips, click
the desired FADER button, described below.
There are five onscreen multi-channel strip view FADER buttons, one more than on the
VS-2480’s top panel. The fifth button is the V.FDR button—on the VS-2480, the V.FADER
channels are selected by holding down SHIFT and pressing TR 17-24•FX RTN.
The Multi-Channel View MASTER Strip
All of the multi-channel views share a common MASTER strip. This
section describes what you’ll find in this strip.
1.
1. FADER/V.FDR buttons
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
These buttons perform the same job as the VS-2480’s
top-panel FADER buttons and the V.FADER button. To
view a set of 16 channel strips, click the corresponding
button. To view the V.FADERS, click V.FDR.
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8.
2. MON (MONITOR) Balance Knob
Drag the MON (for “MONITOR”) balance knob up or down to shift the
MONITOR bus output leftward or rightward, respectively.
3. MON (MONITOR) Level Knob (Info Only)
The MON (for “MONITOR”) knob shows the level of the MONITOR bus.
This level can be adjusted only using the VS-2480’s MONITOR knob.
4. MASTER Bus Effect Insert
To insert an effect processor on the MASTER bus, click its number—the
MASTER EFFECT INSERT screen appears.
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5. AUTOMIX STATUS Button
Click the AUTOMIX STATUS button to set the MASTER fader’s
Automix status when Automix is turned on.
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6. MASTER Bus Balance Knob
Drag the MASTER bus balance knob up or down to shift the MASTER bus output right or
left, respectively.
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7. MASTER Bus Fader
Drag the MASTER bus fader up or down to set the level of the MASTER
bus—this is the same thing as moving the physical MASTER fader on
the VS-2480. The current MASTER bus level is shown beneath the fader.
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8. DITHER
To activate output dithering, click and hold the DITHER button and
select the desired dithering bit depth.
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Multi-Channel View Input Channels
1.
2.
3.
1. Input Signal Selector
4.
Click the input signal selector to select the desired
input signal for the channel. Odd-numbered
inputs can be assigned to odd-numbered input
channels, and even-numbered inputs to evennumbered input channels.
5.
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6.
7.
9.
8.
10.
2. PHASE (INV) Button
11.
12.
Click the PHASE button so it lights to reverse the
phase polarity of the input channel’s signal.
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13.
3. ATT Knob
The ATT knob sets the level of the signal coming
into the channel as shown to the left of the knob.
14.
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4. DYNAMICS (DYN) Switch and Overview
Turn on the channel’s dynamics processor by clicking the DYN
switch so it lights. The selected type of dynamics processor is shown
beneath the switch along with the current dynamics curve.
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5. EQ Switch and Overview
Turn on the channel’s EQ by clicking the EQ switch so that it lights.
The current EQ curve appears below the switch.
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6. AUX Send Sliders
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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7. DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Selector
To route the channel’s signal to a Direct bus, click the desired bus’s
number.
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8. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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9. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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10. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the channel’s Automix status.
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11. GRP (GROUP) Selector
To assign the channel to a fader group, click beneath “GRP” and
select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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12. PAN Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the PAN knob up or down as desired.
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13. Channel Fader
The position of the fader sets the level of signal coming out of the
channel. Moving the onscreen fader is the same as moving the
channel’s physical fader on the VS-2480.
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14. LINK Switch
LINK combines the CH EDIT ChLink and F.LINK parameters. Click
to the right of “LINK” and select the desired type of linking from the
pop-up menu, or turn off linking. The LINK switch occupies the
combined lower edge of both of the channels it controls.
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Multi-Channel View Aux and Direct Bus Channels
Direct Bus Parameters
1.
2.
3.
1. Source
4.
Click Source and choose the signal you want to assign to the Direct
bus.
2. Pre/Post Switch
This sets the Direct bus to receive a channel’s signal before or after the channel fader.
3. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is on, repeatedly click this button to set the Direct bus’ Automix status.
4. Final Level Knob
Drag this knob to set the final level of the Direct bus.
Aux Bus Parameters
1.
2.
1. PRE/POST Switch
Click the PRE/PST switch to configure the Aux bus to accept
channel signals from before or after the channel faders.
3.
4.
2. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the Aux bus’s Automix status.
5.
3. Linked Aux Bus Balance
When an odd/even pair of aux busses is linked, this knob becomes active (see below)
and allows you to set the left/right balance of the pair of busses.
4. Aux Bus Master Level
Drag this knob to set the master level of the Aux bus.
5. LINK
To link or un-link odd/even Aux bus pairs, click the LINK button so it
lights. When two Aux busses are linked, their appearance changes
onscreen to reflect their combined operation.
In the VGA, linked Aux busses change the way in which their Aux send
sliders are shown in the various channel views and the track controls, as
explained on Page 67.
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Multi-Channel View Track Channels
1.
2.
3.
1. V-Track Selector
Click the V-Track signal selector to assign the
desired V-Track to the track channel.
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5.
2. PHASE (INV) Button
Click the PHASE button so it lights to reverse the
phase polarity of the input channel’s signal.
6.
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7.
9.
8.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
3. ATT Knob
15.
Drag the ATT slider to adjust the level of the
signal coming into the channel. The signal’s level
is shown to the left of the knob.
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16.
4. DYNAMICS (DYN) Switch and Overview
Turn on the channel’s dynamics processor by clicking the DYN
switch so it lights. The currently selected type of dynamics
processor is shown beneath the switch along with the current
dynamics curve.
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5. EQ Switch and Overview
Turn on the channel’s EQ by clicking the EQ switch so it lights. The
current EQ curve appears below the switch.
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6. AUX Send Sliders
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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7. DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Buttons
To route the channel’s signal to a Direct bus, click the desired bus’s
number.
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8. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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9. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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10. AUTOMIX STATUS (A) Button
When Automix is turned on, repeatedly click the AUTOMIX STATUS
button to set the channel’s Automix status.
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11. PHRASE SEQ STATUS Button
When the phrase sequencer is activated and the track’s phrase pad
is turned on, you can set its phrase sequencer track status by
repeatedly clicking the PHRASE SEQ STATUS button.
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12. GRP (GROUP) Selector
To assign the channel to a fader group, click beneath “GRP” and
select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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13. PAN Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the PAN knob up or down as desired.
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14. TRACK STATUS Button
Click a TRACK STATUS button repeatedly to set its track’s status—
this is the same as pressing the corresponding physical TRACK
STATUS button on the VS-2480.
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15. Channel Fader
The position of the channel fader sets the level of signal coming out of
the channel. Moving the onscreen fader is the same as moving the
channel’s physical fader on the VS-2480.
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16. LINK Switch
LINK combines the CH EDIT ChLink and F.LINK parameters. Click
to the right of “LINK” and select the desired type of linking from the
pop-up menu, or turn off linking. The LINK switch occupies the
combined lower edge of both of the channels it controls.
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Multi-Channel View FX Return Channels
1.
1. ASSIGN Selector
You can click the ASSIGN selector and choose the
Aux bus that’ll carry signals to the FX return
channel’s effect processor.
2.
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2. EFFECT Algorithm Display
The EFFECT algorithm display shows the
corresponding effect processor’s currently
selected effect algorithm. Click the display to
open the Algorithm View screen from which you
can select a different effect patch, or edit the
current patch.
4.
6.
5.
7.
8.
9.
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10.
11.
3. AUX Send Sliders
Set the amount of the channel’s signal sent to an Aux bus by adjusting
the corresponding AUX send slider. With linked Aux busses, a panning
handle replaces the even-numbered Aux bus’s slider (Page 67).
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4. DIR (DIRECT) 1-8 Selector
To route the channel’s signal to a Direct bus, click the desired bus’s
number.
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5. MUTE (M) Button
To mute the channel, click this button so it’s lit. To un-mute the channel,
click the button again.
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6. SOLO (S) Button
To solo the channel, click the SOLO button to light it. To un-solo the
channel, click the button again.
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8. GRP (GROUP) Selector
To assign the channel to a fader group, click beneath “GRP” and
select the desired fader group from the pop-up menu.
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9. BAL (Balance) Knob
Set the stereo position of the channel in the main MASTER bus mix by
dragging the BAL knob up or down as desired.
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10. Channel Fader
The position of the channel fader sets the level of signal coming out of
the channel. Moving the onscreen fader is the same as moving the
channel’s physical fader on the VS-2480.
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11. MONO Switch
Click the MONO switch to collapse the corresponding effect
processor’s stereo output to a mono signal.
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Multi-Channel View V.FADER Channels
In V.FADER mode, each channel strip’s PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob and
channel fader can transmit MIDI Control Change values on the
corresponding MIDI channel. The V.FADER feature is described on
Owner’s Manual Page 300.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Knob Control Change Selector
The knob Control Change selector shows the MIDI Control Change
whose values are transmitted from the VS-2480 when the channel’s
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob is turned. Click the selector and drag up
or down to select a different Control Change.
2. PAN AUX SEND 1-8 Knob
Drag the onscreen knob up or down—or turn the corresponding physical knob on the
VS-2480—to transmit the selected Control Change value.
3. Channel Fader Control Change Selector
The channel fader Control Change selector shows the MIDI Control Change whose
values are transmitted from the VS-2480 when the channel’s fader is moved. Click the
selector and drag up or down to select a different Control Change.
4. Channel Fader
Drag the onscreen fader up or down—or move the corresponding physical fader on the
VS-2480—to transmit the selected Control Change value.
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8—VGA Main Display EZ ROUTING Screen
The VGA main display displays all four of the VS-2480’s EZ ROUTING screens at the
same time to make all of your routing simple to perform.
PATCH
BAY
pane
TRACK
ASSIGN
pane
OUTPUT
ASSIGN
pane
LOOP
EFFECT
ASSIGN
pane
To display the EZ ROUTING screens, press EZ ROUTING on the VS-2480 or select
ROUTING VIEW from the EZ ROUTING menu (Page 26).
On the VGA main display, the VS-2480’s top-panel analog inputs and rear-panel inputs
and outputs look just like their physical counterparts on the VS-2480 itself, making it
easy to visualize the input and output connections you’re making.
The F buttons beneath the EZ ROUTING screen are the same as those found on the
VS-2480’s internal LCD EZ ROUTING screens.
The LOAD and SAVE features behave as described in Owner’s Manual Chapter 23.
Making Connections
Routing on the VGA operates on the same principles as routing on the VS-2480’s
internal LCD. To learn about routing, see Owner’s Manual Page 231.
You can route signals on the VGA by:
•
•
selecting the desired connection node with the , , or buttons and turning
the TIME/VALUE dial to make the desired connection.
dragging the desired connections into place using your mouse.
Routing on the VGA Using a Mouse
To perform routing your mouse, position the mouse cursor over the desired
connection point until it turns into a pointing finger and then drag your mouse
to the desired destination.
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Input to Input Channel Mouse Routing
Input signal to input channel routing occurs in the EZ ROUTING PATCH BAY pane.
To make a new connection:
1.
2.
Position the mouse cursor over the desired input channel pair until the cursor
changes to a pointing finger.
Click and drag the mouse to the desired pair of input jacks or connectors—a virtual
cable appears onscreen to show the connection you’re making, as shown above.
To change or delete an existing connection:
1.
2.
3.
Position the mouse cursor over the desired input channel pair until the cursor
changes to a pointing finger and click once.
Position the mouse cursor over the desired input jack or connector pair until the
cursor changes to a pointing finger.
Click and drag the mouse left or right to select a new input channel pair or all the
way to the left to delete the connection.
Routing Signals to a Recording Track Using a Mouse
The procedures for routing a signal from an input channel, track channel, FX return
channel, Aux bus, Direct bus or generator (Owner’s Manual Page 372) to a recording
tracks are the same, and take place in the TRACK ASSIGN EZ ROUTING pane.
To make a new connection:
1.
2.
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Position the mouse cursor over the connection node you want to route to the track.
Click and drag the mouse to the desired recording track——a virtual cable appears
onscreen to show the connection you’re making.
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To change or delete an existing connection:
1.
2.
Position the mouse cursor over the desired recording track until the cursor changes
to a pointing finger.
Click and drag the mouse left or right to select a new track or all the way left to
delete the connection.
Routing Signals to Outputs Using a Mouse
You can route any busses or tracks to the desired output jacks or connectors in the
OUTPUT ASSIGN pane using the same principles described on Owner’s Manual Page
287. To route tracks to output jacks, click the TRACK DIRECT OUT button (Owner’s
Manual Page 289) so it lights and click the PRE/PST button to set it as desired.
To make or break a connection in the OUTPUT ASSIGN pane, position the mouse
cursor over the desired connection node and drag upward or downward as desired.
Routing Busses to Internal Effect Using a Mouse
In the LOOP EFFECT ASSIGN pane, you can route any Aux bus or Direct bus to the
desired internal effect processor (Owner’s Manual Page 210). To do this, position the
mouse cursor over the desired bus’s node and drag upward or downward as desired.
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Other Onscreen EZ ROUTING Tools
Phantom Power Switches
On
You can turn on phantom power (Owner’s Manual Page 130) to any of the XLR input
jacks by clicking its button in the PATCH BAY pane so the button lights. To turn off
phantom power, click the button again so its light goes out.
Activating Digital Inputs
The VS-2480 can receive up to 16 digital input signals at a time. The R-BUS 1
connections are always active. You can activate the desired R-BUS 2 connections—and/
or the desired coaxial and/or optical digital inputs—as described on Owner’s Manual
Page 131.
On the VGA, every possible combination is represented by a digital input selector
button in the PATCH BAY pane. Each currently selected digital connection turns white
to show that it’s activated and available for use.
In this illustration, you can see that
R-BUS 2 Inputs 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8
and the optical digital inputs are active.
Recording Bus Attenuation
The REC BUS ATT knob in the OUTPUT ASSIGN pane allows you to adjust
the overall recording level to all tracks at once, as described on Owner’s Manual
Page 201. This can be helpful when bouncing, and should otherwise be set to
-6.0dB.
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9—VGA Main Display Automix Editing
The VGA main display provides its own Automix editing screen in which you can refine
recorded Automix data, create new data or delete data while viewing the
corresponding track audio waveforms. To display the Automix editing screen, select
AUTOMIX EDIT from the onscreen UTILITIES menu.
Editing Automix Data on the VGA
The VGA Automix editing screen’s operation and tools are essentially the same as those
found in the internal LCD’s AUTOMIX EDIT window, described on Owner’s Manual
Page 331. As on the LCD, Automix editing is a lot like track audio region editing. The
MICRO EDIT screen (Owner’s Manual Page 332) provide more detailed Automix data
editing capabilities.
When you’re editing track channel Automix tracks, you can view the corresponding
track audio by zooming in to display four or two tracks.
To learn about recording Automix data, see Owner’s Manual Chapter 26, starting on
Page 325.
Version Two allows you to record up to nine separate Automixes in each project, as
described on Page 14.
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Targeting Automix Tracks and Data for Editing
The Automix editing screen’s F1 (TARGET) button opens up the TARGET SELECT
window (Owner’s Manual Page 332). In this window, you can select to display and edit:
•
•
the desired type of Automix tracks—You can view input channel, track channel, FX
return channel, effect processor, MASTER bus, Aux bus or Direct bus Automix
tracks.
the desired type of Automix data—You can display and edit the Automix data for any
of the selected Automix track’s automatable parameters.
The VGA’s Automix editing screen gives you a faster way to get to and select the desired
editing target Automix tracks and data: the SECT and PRM buttons, located just above
the displayed tracks’ names.
SECT button
PRM button
To display and edit:
•
•
the desired type of Automix tracks—click the SECT button and choose the desired set
of Automix tracks from the pop-up menu.
the desired type of Automix data—click the PRM button to choose the type of Automix
data you want to edit. The menu shows all of the parameters that can be automated
for the selected type of Automix track.
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Index
A
A button. See AUTOMIX STATUS button
A.PUNCH button .......................................................... 30
ABS indicator ................................................................ 30
Algorithm display ......................................................... 61
Algorithm View button ................................................. 69
ASSIGN selector ............................................... 56, 69, 76
ATT knob .................................................... 54, 55, 71, 74
ATT slider ..................................................................... 42
Auto Punch
activating .................................................................. 30
measure bar symbol ................................................. 44
points
placing ............................................................ 30, 45
Automix
editing data ......................................................... 83–84
selecting target ..................................................... 84
multiple Automixes .................................................. 14
recording................................................................... 29
status strip ............................................................ 33
setting status . 41, 44, 54, 55, 56, 63, 65, 66, 68, 72, 75
snapshot .................................................................... 29
AUTOMIX REC............................................................. 33
AUTOMIX STATUS
button 41, 54, 55, 56, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75
toggle ........................................................................ 44
Aux busses
linking ................................................................. 64, 67
multi-channel strip view .......................................... 73
parameters .......................................................... 66, 73
sending signals to ................. 43, 65, 68, 69, 71, 74, 76
AUX send controls .............. 43, 53, 65, 68, 69, 71, 74, 76
about sliders ............................................................. 64
B
BAL (Balance) knob .......................................... 52, 69, 77
Bracket cursors .............................................................. 15
C
Capturing audio from a CD .......................................... 12
CD Capture ................................................................... 12
CD Player enhancement ............................................... 14
CD track markers
measure bar symbol ................................................. 44
placing ...................................................................... 45
CD-RW MASTERING menu ........................................ 27
CH EDIT controls in playlist......................................... 40
CH EDIT parameters .............................................. 51–61
CH LINK button ............................................... 54, 55, 56
CH VIEW screens ................................................... 51–61
Channel fader ................................. 66, 68, 69, 72, 75, 77
sending MIDI Control Change messages ................ 77
Channel Name .................................................. 54, 55, 56
Clearing edit points ...................................................... 45
Coaxial digital inputs .................................................... 82
Colored underline......................................................... 64
Compressor. See Dynamics processing
Control surface. See V.FADER channels
Current Time Location display..................................... 28
D
D button. See DITHER button
Digital inputs, activating............................................... 82
DIRECT 1-8 selector ............................. 43, 53, 72, 74, 76
Direct busses
multi-channel strip view .......................................... 73
parameters .......................................................... 66, 73
sending signals to ............................. 43, 53, 72, 74, 76
DITHER button ....................................................... 63, 71
Dynamics processing .............................................. 57–59
turning on or off ......................... 43, 58, 65, 67, 71, 74
DYNAMICS switch ............................... 43, 65, 67, 71, 74
E
Edit control strip ........................................................... 46
Edit points
clearing ..................................................................... 45
measure bar symbols................................................ 44
moving ...................................................................... 45
placing ................................................................ 45, 46
Editing Automix data .............................................. 83–84
Editing phrases with mouse ......................................... 15
EFFECT INSERT matrix.......................................... 27, 60
EFFECT menu ............................................................... 24
Effects
algorithm display...................................................... 61
channel settings ........................................................ 56
insert controls
channel ................................................................. 60
MASTER bus .................................................. 27, 70
Mastering Room ................................................... 27
loop
sending signals to ..................................... 43, 68, 71
patches
selecting or editing ......................................... 61, 69
processor
assigning send .................................... 56, 61, 69, 76
EQ ........................................................................... 59–60
switch ................................................ 43, 65, 67, 71, 74
turning on or off ......................... 43, 59, 65, 67, 71, 74
Equalization. See EQ
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Expander. See Dynamics processing
EXT SYNC button ........................................................ 29
EZ Routing.............................................................. 79–82
EZ ROUTING menu..................................................... 26
view .......................................................................... 63
details ............................................................. 65–66
Input signal selector ..................................................... 71
Insert effect. See Effects
F
L
F buttons on VGA......................................................... 33
Fader groups. See GROUP selector
FADER parameter ........................................................ 52
FADER select indicator ................................................ 64
FADER slider ................................................................ 42
FADER/V.FDR buttons ................................................ 70
Fast Forward (FF) button .............................................. 31
FDRLINK button .............................................. 54, 55, 56
FF button ...................................................................... 31
Filter. See EQ
FROM
clearing ..................................................................... 45
moving ..................................................................... 45
placing ................................................................ 45, 46
FX Ins selector .............................................................. 43
FX return channels
multi-channel strip view .................................... 76–77
viewing all at once ................................................... 69
FX Return Mixer
defined ....................................................................... 8
view .......................................................................... 63
details ................................................................... 69
Gating. See Dynamics processing
Grid enhancements ...................................................... 11
GRID pop-up................................................................ 47
GROUP selector ....................... 42, 54, 55, 56, 72, 75, 76
GRP. See GROUP selector
LCD
identified .................................................................... 7
Info Display .............................................................. 22
Left-handed mouse ...................................................... 16
Limiter. See Dynamics processing
LINK switch.......................................... 42, 66, 68, 72, 75
Linked
Aux busses
linking ............................................................ 67, 73
sliders ............................................................. 44, 64
channels
individual control ................................................ 53
input/output strip ................................................ 53
linking .................................... 54, 55, 66, 68, 72, 75
linking shortcut.................................................... 17
LOC/SCN tab ............................................................... 47
LOCATOR (LOC) button ............................................. 31
Locators
control pane ............................................................. 47
editing ...................................................................... 31
Loop
activating .................................................................. 30
measure bar symbol ................................................ 44
points
placing ........................................................... 30, 45
LOOP button ................................................................ 30
LOOP EFFECT ASSIGN .............................................. 81
Loop effects. See Effect
LOOP FX ASSIGN ....................................................... 61
H
M
G
Home screen on VGA ...................................... 21, 35–49
meters strip .............................................................. 35
overview ................................................................... 35
playlist ...................................................................... 38
wave display............................................................. 48
I
Icons in Addendum .......................................................... 7
IN
clearing ..................................................................... 45
moving ..................................................................... 45
placing ................................................................ 45, 46
Info Display ............................................................ 19, 21
VGA and LCD .......................................................... 22
Input channels
multi-channel strip view .................................... 71–72
viewing all at once ................................................... 65
Input clipping indicators on VGA ............................... 33
Input Mixer
defined ....................................................................... 8
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Magnification ............................................................... 39
Main display ................................................................. 19
Markers
measure bar symbol ................................................ 44
placing ................................................................ 31, 45
recalling.................................................................... 31
Master Block
defined ....................................................................... 8
view .......................................................................... 63
details ............................................................. 66–67
MASTER bus
balance knob ............................................................ 70
effect insert......................................................... 27, 70
fader ................................................................... 63, 71
meters....................................................................... 36
multi-channel strip view.................................... 70–71
MASTER strip
mixer view ................................................................ 63
multi-channel views ................................................ 70
MASTERING PLAY ..................................................... 33
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MASTERING REC ........................................................ 33
Mastering Room ........................................................... 27
MTK effects ............................................................... 27
Mastering tracks
inserting effects on ................................................... 27
playing back .............................................................. 27
recording................................................................... 27
on/off .................................................................... 29
status strip ............................................................ 33
Measure bar .................................................................. 44
pop-up menu ............................................................ 45
Menus. See individal entries
Meters
CH VIEW screens ..................................................... 52
Home screen meters strip ........................................ 35
Meters strip on VGA ..................................................... 35
Metronome button ........................................................ 29
MIDI Control Change messages .................................. 77
MIDI control surface. See V.FADER channels
MIX button .............................................................. 43, 52
MIXER menu................................................................. 26
Mixer views ............................................................. 63–77
MON (MONITOR) balance knob ........................... 63, 70
MON (MONITOR) level knob ................................ 63, 70
MONITOR bus
balance and level knobs ..................................... 63, 70
MONITOR meters ........................................................ 36
MONO switch ................................................... 56, 69, 77
Mouse
drawing dynamics processing .................................. 58
drawing EQ curve ..................................................... 59
left-handed operation............................................... 16
trimming of phrases ................................................. 15
Moving edit points ........................................................ 45
MSTR button ................................................................. 29
MTK .............................................................................. 27
Multi-channel strip views ....................................... 70–77
Aux busses ................................................................ 73
Direct busses............................................................. 73
FX return channels ................................................... 76
input channels .......................................................... 71
MASTER strip ........................................................... 70
track channels ........................................................... 74
V.FADER channels ................................................... 77
MUTE
button.............................. 41, 52, 65, 68, 69, 72, 74, 76
status strip ................................................................ 33
toggle ........................................................................ 44
N
NEXT button ................................................................. 31
O
OPERATION TARGET .................................................
Optical digital inputs ....................................................
OUT
clearing .....................................................................
moving ......................................................................
19
82
45
45
placing ................................................................ 45, 46
OUTPUT ASSIGN ........................................................ 81
Owner’s Manual version .................................................. 7
P
P button. See PHRASE SEQ STATUS button
P.PAD switch ................................................................ 43
PAGE button ................................................................. 33
PAN knob.............................................. 52, 66, 68, 72, 75
PAN slider ..................................................................... 42
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knobs
on VGA ..................................................................... 32
sending MIDI Control Change messages ................ 77
PATCH BAY .................................................................. 80
PATCH BAY selector .................................................... 54
PEAK HOLD button ..................................................... 38
Phantom power....................................................... 54, 82
PHANTOM switch.................................................. 54, 55
PHASE button ....................................... 42, 54, 55, 71, 74
Phrase
setting level ................................................................. 9
PHRASE PAD button.................................................... 56
PHRASE PARAMETER screen ....................................... 9
PHRASE SEQ REC ....................................................... 33
PHRASE SEQ STATUS
button............................................................ 42, 56, 75
toggle ........................................................................ 44
Phrase sequencer
recording................................................................... 29
status strip ............................................................ 33
track status .................................................... 42, 68, 75
Phrase pad
setting up ......................................................... 56
Phrases
fading in or out ......................................................... 10
selecting on VGA ...................................................... 46
trimming with mouse ............................................... 15
PLAY button ................................................................. 31
Playlist control panel .................................................... 47
Playlist on VGA............................................................. 38
control panel ............................................................. 47
measure bar .............................................................. 44
navigating ................................................................. 39
track controls ............................................................ 40
zooming .................................................................... 39
PlyMod selector ............................................................ 56
Position bar ................................................................... 30
Pre and post
Aux busses .......................................................... 66, 73
metering
CH VIEW screens................................................. 52
meters strip .......................................................... 37
PREVIEW buttons......................................................... 30
PREVIOUS button ........................................................ 31
PRM button ................................................................... 84
PROJECT END button .................................................. 30
PROJECT menu ............................................................ 23
PROJECT TOP button................................................... 30
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R
R-BUS 2 ........................................................................
REC BUS ATT ..............................................................
REC button ...................................................................
REDO button ................................................................
REGION/PHRASE button ...........................................
Regions
selecting on VGA .....................................................
REL indicator ................................................................
Remaining Space status strip .......................................
Rewind button ..............................................................
82
82
31
29
47
46
30
34
31
Track Number/CH VIEW button ................................ 41
TRACK STATUS
button ............................................... 36, 42, 55, 68, 75
toggle ........................................................................ 44
Tracks
selecting on VGA ..................................................... 46
Trimming phrases ........................................................ 15
U
UNDO button............................................................... 29
UTILITY menu ............................................................. 25
UTILITY System parameter changes........................... 16
S
S button. See SOLO button
Sampling audio from a CD .......................................... 12
SCENE (SCN) button ................................................... 31
Scenes
control pane ............................................................. 47
editing ...................................................................... 31
Scroll bars and buttons ................................................ 39
SCRUB button .............................................................. 30
SECT button ................................................................. 84
Selecting phrase and regions on VGA ......................... 46
Selecting tracks on VGA .............................................. 46
Send-and-return effects. See Effects
Shortcuts....................................................................... 17
Snapshot button ........................................................... 29
SOLO
button ............................. 41, 52, 65, 68, 69, 72, 75, 76
status strip ................................................................ 33
toggle ........................................................................ 44
STATUS button ............................................................ 55
Status strip.................................................................... 33
Status toggles ............................................................... 44
STOP button ................................................................. 31
SUB DISP button .......................................................... 53
Symbols in Addendum ..................................................... 7
Synchronization ........................................................... 29
System parameter changes .......................................... 16
V
V.FADER channels
channel faders .......................................................... 77
multi-channel strip view.......................................... 77
PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knobs ..................................... 77
VARI PITCH indicator ................................................. 28
VGA
identified .................................................................... 7
Info Display .............................................................. 22
main display............................................................. 20
areas of ................................................................. 20
Automix editor............................................... 83–84
button colors ........................................................ 21
CH EDIT parameters ........................................... 51
EZ Routing ..................................................... 79–82
Home screen ............................................ 21, 35–49
meters strip...................................................... 35
overview .......................................................... 35
playlist ............................................................. 38
wave display .................................................... 48
interaction with VS-2480 controls ....................... 21
mixer views .......................................................... 63
Overview .................................................................. 19
V-Track map
enhancement ........................................................... 11
VGA.......................................................................... 47
V-Track selector ............................................... 41, 55, 74
T
TAP button ................................................................... 31
TO
clearing ..................................................................... 45
moving ..................................................................... 45
placing ................................................................ 45, 46
TRACK ASSIGN .......................................................... 80
Track channels
multi-channel strip view .................................... 74–75
viewing all at once ................................................... 67
Track controls in playlist .............................................. 40
TRACK DIRECT OUT .................................................. 81
TRACK menu ............................................................... 24
Track Mixer
defined ....................................................................... 8
view .......................................................................... 63
details ............................................................. 67–68
Track name ................................................................... 41
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Wave display on VGA .................................................. 48
Write-Protect ................................................................ 28
Z
ZERO button ................................................................ 31
Zooming ....................................................................... 39
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Copyright
• Unauthorized recording, distribution, sale, lending, public performance, broadcasting, or the like, in whole or in part, of a
work (musical composition, video, broadcast, public performance, or the like) whose copyright is held by a third party is
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• When exchanging audio signals through a digital connection with an external instrument, this unit can perform recording with
out being subject to the restrictions of the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS). This is because the unit is intended solely
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own compositions) that do not infringe on the copyrights of others. (SCMS is a feature that prohibits second-generation and
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