Owner`s manual | Boss Audio Systems SP-505 Musical Instrument User Manual

Owner’s Manual
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the BOSS
SP-505 Groove Sampling Workstation.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled:
• USING THE UNIT SAFELY (page 2–3)
• IMPORTANT NOTES (page 4–5)
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,
Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual
should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
■ Printing Conventions in This Manual
• Text or numerals enclosed in square brackets [ ] indicate buttons.
[PLAY]
PLAY button
[REC]
REC button
• Reference such as (p. **) indicate pages in this manual to which
you can refer.
Copyright © 2001 BOSS CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
without the written permission of BOSS CORPORATION.
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USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
For the U.K.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
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008c
• Before using this unit, make sure to read the
instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual.
• Be sure to use only the AC adaptor supplied with
the unit. Also, make sure the line voltage at the
installation matches the input voltage specified on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may
use a different polarity, or be designed for a
different voltage, so their use could result in
damage, malfunction, or electric shock.
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002d
• Do not open or perform any internal modifications on the unit or its AC adaptor. (The only
exception would be where this manual provides
specific instructions which should be followed in order to
put in place user-installable options; see p. 5.)
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003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides
specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer
all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the "Information" page.
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004
• Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating
duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or
are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors);
or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
009
• Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord,
nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can
damage the cord, producing severed elements and
short circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock
hazards!
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010
• This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for
a long period of time at a high volume level, or at
a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
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For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
011
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material,
coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft
drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
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BLUE:
NEUTRAL
BROWN: LIVE
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Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
007
• Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
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For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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012b
101b
• Immediately turn the power off, remove the AC
adaptor from the outlet, and request servicing by
your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” page when:
• The unit and the AC adaptor should be located so
their location or position does not interfere with
their proper ventilation.
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• The AC adaptor, the power-supply cord, or the
plug has been damaged; or
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been
spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise
has become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance.
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013
• In households with small children, an adult
should provide supervision until the child is
capable of following all the rules essential for the
safe operation of the unit.
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014
• Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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015
• Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share
an outlet with an unreasonable number of other
devices. Be especially careful when using
extension cords—the total power used by all
devices you have connected to the extension
cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rating
(watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive
loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat
up and eventually melt through.
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016
• Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
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102c
• Always grasp only the plug on the AC adaptor
cord when plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
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103b
• Whenever the unit is to remain unused for an
extended period of time, disconnect the AC
adaptor.
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104
• Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming
entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be
placed so they are out of the reach of children.
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106
• Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on
the unit.
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107c
• Never handle the AC adaptor or its plugs with
wet hands when plugging into, or unplugging
from, an outlet or this unit.
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108b
• Before moving the unit, disconnect the AC
adaptor and all cords coming from external
devices.
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109b
• Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and
unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet
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110b
• Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning
in your area, disconnect the AC adaptor from the
outlet.
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115a
• When removing the card cover, remove only the
specified screws (p. 5).
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118
• Should you remove the optical connector caps or
screws, make sure to put them in a safe place out
of children's reach, so there is no chance of them
being swallowed accidentally.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
291a
In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on page 2–3, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
Additional Precautions
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551
• Do not use this unit on the same power circuit with any
device that will generate line noise (such as an electric
motor or variable lighting system).
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be
irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the
improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself against
the risk of loosing important data, we recommend that
you periodically save a backup copy of important data
you have stored in the unit’s memory on a memory card.
302
• The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long
hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is not a
cause for concern.
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the
power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions
and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
552
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents
of data that was stored in the unit’s memory or a memory
card once it has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes no
liability concerning such loss of data.
553
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment
containing large power transformers) may induce hum.
To alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this
unit; or move it farther away from the source of interference.
352
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such
receivers.
354a
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near
devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed
vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes.
Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit.
355
• To avoid possible breakdown, do not use the unit in a wet
area, such as an area exposed to rain or other moisture.
Maintenance
401a
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth
or one that has been slightly dampened with water. To
remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a
mild, non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to wipe
the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or
deformation.
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• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks
and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
554
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
556
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you
will avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s
internal elements.
558a
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use
headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you (especially when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box
(including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise,
you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
562
• Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using
some other make of connection cable, please note the
following precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use
cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this
unit. The use of such cables can cause the sound level
to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
IMPORTANT NOTES
Before Using Memory Cards
(SmartMedia)
Remove the Card Cover
Using Memory Cards
that hold the card cover on the bottom of the unit using a
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coin or screwdriver.
• Carefully insert the Memory card all the way in—until it is
firmly in place.
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fig.11-01a
When removing the card cover, first remove the two screws
• When turning the unit upside-down, get a bunch of
newspapers or magazines, and place them under the four
corners or at both ends to prevent damage to the buttons
and controls. Also, you should try to orient the unit so no
buttons or controls get damaged.
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The surface without
gold contacts
must be upward
• When turning the unit upside-down, handle with care to
avoid dropping it, or allowing it to fall or tip over.
fig.00-001
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• Never touch the terminals of the Memory card. Also,
avoid getting the terminals dirty.
Copyright
851
• 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 prohibited by law.
853
• Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a
copyright held by a third party.
BOSS/Roland assumes no responsibility whatsoever with
regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights
arising through your use of this unit.
115a
• When removing the card cover, remove only the
specified screws.
118
• Should you remove the optical connector caps or
screws, make sure to put them in a safe place out of
children's reach, so there is no chance of them
being swallowed accidentally.
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Contents
IMPORTANT NOTES ...............................................................................4
Remove the Card Cover .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Main Features..........................................................................................9
Names of Things and What They Do...................................................10
Front Panel................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Rear Panel .................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Quick Start.............................................................................................14
Making the Connections........................................................................................................................................... 14
Turning the power on................................................................................................................................................ 15
Turning the power off.................................................................................................................................... 15
The SP-505’s display .................................................................................................................................................. 16
Parameter list display .................................................................................................................................... 16
Wave display................................................................................................................................................... 16
Sub-window display ...................................................................................................................................... 16
Press the pads to play sounds .................................................................................................................................. 17
Listening to the preset patterns ............................................................................................................................... 18
An overview of the SP-505 ....................................................................................................................................... 19
How the sections of the SP-505 are connected ........................................................................................... 19
How the SP-505 is organized ........................................................................................................................ 19
Applying effects ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
Recording a sample.................................................................................................................................................... 22
If you are not satisfied with the sampled sound........................................................................................ 23
Changing the BPM (tempo) of the sample (BPM Adjust).................................................................................. 24
Synchronizing the BPM (tempo) of several samples (BPM Sync) ................................................................... 25
Dividing a sample between several pads (Chop) ................................................................................................ 26
Playing pitches with a sample (Pitch) .................................................................................................................... 27
Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads ........................................29
What are the 32 pad banks?...................................................................................................................................... 29
Basic ways to play samples ...................................................................................................................................... 29
The number of samples that can be played simultaneously ............................................................................. 30
Switching the pad bank ............................................................................................................................................ 30
Switching the pad accent .......................................................................................................................................... 30
Using the Hold function to play samples.............................................................................................................. 30
Changing how the sample sounds or stops (Pad Play)....................................................................................... 31
Looping the sound (Loop Mode)............................................................................................................................. 31
Playing a sample backward (Reverse Playback).................................................................................................. 32
Playing an audio input signal (EXT Source)......................................................................................................... 32
Adjusting the EXT source settings.......................................................................................................................... 33
Changing the BPM of a sample............................................................................................................................... 33
Chapter 2. Using the internal effects ..................................................34
Selecting pads to which effects are applied (FX Assign) ................................................................................... 34
Selecting the pad that will be the effect synchronization source (SYNC SOURCE).................................... 34
Selecting an effect ...................................................................................................................................................... 35
Using the pads to select an effect ................................................................................................................. 35
Turning the effect on/off .......................................................................................................................................... 35
Controlling how the effect is applied .................................................................................................................... 35
Effects List ................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Chapter 3. Recording samples ............................................................39
Before you sample...................................................................................................................................................... 39
Stereo/mono sampling selection ................................................................................................................. 39
Selecting the Sampling Grade....................................................................................................................... 39
About the sampling time............................................................................................................................... 39
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Starting sampling automatically when sound is input ............................................................................. 39
Applying an effect while you sample.......................................................................................................... 40
Selecting the input source ........................................................................................................................................ 40
Sampling procedure .................................................................................................................................................. 41
Re-sampling samples (Resampling)....................................................................................................................... 42
Resampling procedure 1 (Auto) ................................................................................................................... 42
Resampling procedure 2 (Manual) .............................................................................................................. 43
Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample...................................44
Procedure ..................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Adjusting the volume of a sample.......................................................................................................................... 44
Adjusting the stereo position of a sample............................................................................................................. 44
Changing how a sample plays and stops .............................................................................................................. 44
Looping the playback of a sample .......................................................................................................................... 44
Playing a sample backward...................................................................................................................................... 45
Playing a sample in Phrase or Single modes ........................................................................................................ 45
Changing the number of measures of a sample................................................................................................... 45
Changing the time signature of a sample.............................................................................................................. 45
Adjusting the BPM (tempo) of a sample ............................................................................................................... 46
Specifying the start/end points of the sound (Omitting unwanted portions) ............................................... 46
Adjusting the volume of a specified region of the sample................................................................................ 47
Chapter 5. Deleting or copying a sample ...........................................49
Deleting a sample....................................................................................................................................................... 49
Using the clipboard to copy a sample .................................................................................................................... 49
Copying a single sample................................................................................................................................ 49
Copying multiple samples ............................................................................................................................ 50
Exchanging samples....................................................................................................................................... 50
Chapter 6. Applying special processing to a sample........................51
Dividing a sample into individual notes (Chop)................................................................................................. 51
Editing the points at which the sample is divided .............................................................................................. 51
About the dividing point adjustment screen.............................................................................................. 51
Adding a dividing point................................................................................................................................ 52
Deleting a dividing point .............................................................................................................................. 52
Making fine adjustments to the dividing points........................................................................................ 53
Playing pitches with a sample (Pitch) .................................................................................................................... 54
Chapter 7. Playing songs and patterns ..............................................55
Adjusting the BPM (tempo) of a song or pattern................................................................................................. 55
Playing a song ............................................................................................................................................................. 55
Selecting and playing songs from the song list ................................................................................................... 56
Playing patterns.......................................................................................................................................................... 56
Selecting and playing a pattern from the pattern list ......................................................................................... 57
Muting individual parts ........................................................................................................................................... 57
Chapter 8. Creating patterns................................................................58
About pattern recording ........................................................................................................................................... 58
Pattern data.................................................................................................................................................................. 58
Realtime recording procedure ................................................................................................................................. 58
Erasing unwanted performance data (Realtime Recording).................................................................... 59
Microscope editing procedure ................................................................................................................................. 59
Viewing the performance data (Microscope Edit)..................................................................................... 60
Deleting unwanted performance data (Microscope Edit) ........................................................................ 60
Changing the pad number (Microscope Edit)............................................................................................ 60
Adjusting the dynamics (accent) of the sound (Microscope Edit) .......................................................... 61
Changing the length of the sound (Microscope Edit) ............................................................................... 61
Moving the timing of the sound (Microscope Edit) .................................................................................. 61
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Changing the rhythmic feel of a pattern (Swing) ...................................................................................... 61
Assigning a name to a pattern ................................................................................................................................. 62
Storing the part mute status ..................................................................................................................................... 62
Chapter 9. Creating a song ..................................................................63
About song recording................................................................................................................................................ 63
Making song settings ................................................................................................................................................ 63
Song recording procedure ........................................................................................................................................ 63
Deleting a pattern....................................................................................................................................................... 64
Inserting a pattern ...................................................................................................................................................... 64
Changing a pattern..................................................................................................................................................... 64
Assigning a name to a song...................................................................................................................................... 64
Chapter 10. Deleting or copying a pattern or song ...........................65
Deleting a pattern or song ........................................................................................................................................ 65
Copying a pattern or song ........................................................................................................................................ 65
Chapter 11. Using a memory card.......................................................66
About memory cards ................................................................................................................................................. 66
Inserting a memory card ........................................................................................................................................... 66
Formatting a memory card........................................................................................................................................ 66
Saving data on a memory card (Save) .................................................................................................................... 67
Saving sample data......................................................................................................................................... 67
Saving sequencer data ................................................................................................................................... 67
Loading memory card data into internal memory (Load) .................................................................................. 68
Loading sample data...................................................................................................................................... 68
Loading sequencer data................................................................................................................................. 68
Deleting data from a memory card ......................................................................................................................... 69
Loading WAV/AIFF files into the SP-505.............................................................................................................. 69
Precautions concerning the loading of WAV/AIFF files.......................................................................... 70
Deleting a WAV/AIFF file ........................................................................................................................................ 70
Chapter 12. Using the SP-505 with other MIDI devices .....................71
About MIDI................................................................................................................................................................. 71
Changing the MIDI settings .................................................................................................................................... 71
Synchronizing the performance of the SP-505 and an external MIDI device ................................................ 72
Sync mode settings ......................................................................................................................................... 72
Chapter 13. Making system settings...................................................73
About the CONFIG parameters .............................................................................................................................. 73
Chapter 14. Restoring the factory settings ........................................74
Factory settings ........................................................................................................................................................... 74
Procedure ..................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Chapter 15. Appendices .......................................................................75
Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................................................... 75
Error message list ....................................................................................................................................................... 78
Parameter List ............................................................................................................................................................. 80
Preset Sample.............................................................................................................................................................. 82
Preset Pattern .............................................................................................................................................................. 82
MIDI Implementation............................................................................................................................................... 83
MIDI Implementation Chart ................................................................................................................................... 87
Specifications .............................................................................................................................................................. 88
Index.......................................................................................................89
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Main Features
The SP-505 is a groove sampling workstation that provides all the functionality you need to produce dance music.
Chop function
Support for WAV/AIFF files
The “Chop” function detects the attacks within a sampled
phrase, and divides the sample into separate sound events.
The samples that are generated in this way are automatically
assigned to pads.
WAV/AIFF files from your computer can be loaded via
SmartMedia into the SP-505.
Pitch function
By using the “Pitch” function you can play pitches using a
sample.
Re-sampling
You can play back samples while applying internal effects
and re-sample the result to create new samples without any
loss of audio quality.
Preset sounds
BPM Sync function
The “BPM Sync” function allows the BPM of up to 16 phrases
to be synchronized at a single touch.
Comes loaded with 64 preset samples (including drum and
bass), and 40 preset patterns.
Pattern Select function
Waveform display
You can edit the start/end points or truncate the sample
while viewing its waveform in the display. You can also
zoom-in on the waveform for even more detailed editing.
Preset or user patterns can be recalled directly using the 16
key pads.
Pattern sequencer
Maximum polyphony: 8 notes
The SP-505 has a built-in pattern sequencer, which lets you
combine patterns of several measures to create a “song.”
Up to eight samples (mono) of a 44.1 kHz sampling
frequency can be played simultaneously.
26 different effects
The internal memory of the SP-505 allows a maximum of
approximately 17 minutes of sampling.
The SP-505 provides a selection of 26 different effects,
ranging from Vinyl Simulator, which simulates the
characteristics of an analog record, to Isolator and Reverb.
Effects can be controlled in real time using three knobs.
In addition, separately available memory cards (SmartMedia;
8–128 MB) can be used for extended sampling.
Digital In
For example, by using 64 MB SmartMedia, you can sample
up to 32 minutes in standard mode, or approximately 197
minutes in low-fi mode.
Two Digital In connectors (optical/coaxial) are provided,
allowing digital audio signals from a CD or computer to be
sampled.
Extended sampling using SmartMedia
* 1MB/2MB/4MB SmartMedia cannot be used.
* SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corp.
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Names of Things and What They Do
Front Panel
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(5)
(1)
(8)
(2)
(3)
(6)
(4)
(7)
(9)
(1)
(3)
VOLUME (Volume Knob)
WAVE EDIT Button
Adjusts the overall volume of the SP-505.
Press this to edit the sampled waveform.
REC LEVEL (REC Level Knob)
Adjusts the volume during sampling.
(4) PHRASE CONTROL
Adjusts the EXT SOURCE volume.
BPM ADJUST Button
(2) SAMPLING
Press this when you want to control the BPM of a sampled
phrase in real time.
SOURCE SELECT Button
BPM SYNC Button
This selects the input source (input jack) that is to be
sampled.
By pressing this button, you can synchronize the BPM of the
16 samples that can currently be played by pressing the pads.
SAMPLING Button
CHOP Button
This stops/starts sampling.
This function detects the attacks within a sampled phrase,
divides the phrase into individual samples, and assigns them
to separate pads.
RESAMPLE Button
Press this to resample.
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Names of Things and What They Do
PITCH Button
FX ASSIGN (Effect Assign) Button
This allows you to play scales with the sample.
Press this button to specify the pad (sample) to which you
want to apply an effect.
(5)
FX ON/OFF (Effect On/Off) Button
SYSTEM Button
This button turns the effect on/off.
Press this button when you want to make system-related
settings, such as adjusting the display contrast or setting the
MIDI channel.
(7) SEQUENCER
Display
Press this button to play back a song.
A variety of information is shown here.
SONG Button
PTN (Pattern) Button
F1–F3 Buttons
Press this button to play back patterns.
The function of these buttons will change depending on the
screen. The function names will be indicated in the display
(above each button).
BPM/TAP Button
ZOOM IN Button
ZOOM OUT Button
By pressing this button four times at the desired tempo, you
can also set the Tap Tempo.
When you are editing a sampled waveform, these buttons
zoom-in or zoom-out on the sampled waveform in the
display.
PART Buttons 1–4
In other situations, these buttons switch between screen
pages.
* If you continue pressing the button, the screens will switch
successively.
* If you hold down one button and press the opposite button, the
screens will switch more rapidly.
L/R Button
While editing the waveforms of stereo samples, this button is
pressed to switch between the left and right channel
waveforms.
(6) EFFECTS CONTROL
CTRL 1–CTRL 3 (Control knobs 1–3)
These knobs provide for the realtime control of the
parameters assigned to them, which vary depending on the
effect selected.
FX INFO (Effect Information) Button
Press this button when you want the status of an effect
setting to be shown in the display.
FX SELECT (Effect Select) Button
Press this button when you want to set the BPM of a song or
pattern.
These buttons switch the sounded/muted status of each part
of the pattern or song.
Button lit:
will sound
Button dark: muted
RESET Button
Resets the unit so playback of a song or pattern will start at
the beginning.
BWD (Backward) Button
Press this button to move the playback position backwards,
by one measure each time you press it, to the beginning of
previous measures.
* If you continue pressing the button, you will move
successively backward to the beginning of the previous
measure.
FWD (Forward) Button
Press this button to move the playback position forwards, by
one measure each time you press it, to the beginning of
subsequent measures.
* If you continue pressing the button, you will move
successively forward to the beginning of the next measure.
STOP Button
Press this button to select effects.
This button stops playback of the song or pattern.
By pressing this button and then pressing a pad [1]–[16], you
can directly select effect numbers 1–16.
PLAY Button
This button starts playback of the song or pattern.
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Names of Things and What They Do
REC (Recording) Button
DEL (Delete) Button
Press this button when you want to record a song or pattern.
Use this button to delete the sample assigned to a pad.
(8)
VALUE Dial
Use this to adjust the value of a setting.
EXIT Button
Press this button to cancel an operation. You are returned to
the Play page.
HOLD Button
If you hold down a pad and press this button, the sample
will continue to play even after you take your finger off the
pad.
EXT SOURCE (External source) Button
You can use this button to play external input sources.
Effects can also be applied to the external input source.
ENTER Button
Press this button to confirm a value that you’ve specified, or
to execute an operation.
fig.00-12
CURSOR Buttons ←/→/↑/↓
These buttons move the cursor.
* If you continue pressing a button, the cursor will continue to
move.
* If you hold down one button while you press the opposite
button, the cursor will move more rapidly.
(9)
(10)
(10)
PAD ACCENT Button
Press this button to adjust the volume of the samples
assigned to the pads.
CLIPBOARD Button
Press this to temporarily save a sample in the clipboard.
PAD BANK Button
Used to select the pad bank (32 banks).
Pads 1–16
Press these pads to play the sample assigned to each pad.
The pad will light while the sample is playing.
These pads are also used to select songs, patterns, pad banks,
and effects.
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MEMORY CARD Slot
A memory card (SmartMedia; sold separately) can be
inserted here. Using a memory card allows you to sample for
longer times than possible with the internal memory.
Data from internal memory can also be saved (backed up) on
a memory card.
Names of Things and What They Do
Rear Panel
fig.00-13
(11) (12) (13)
(14)
(20) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19)
(11)
(16)
AC Adaptor Jack
PHONES (Headphone) Jack
Connect the supplied AC adaptor (BRC series) to this jack.
By connecting headphones, you can hear the same sound as
that output from LINE OUT. A stereo phone plug can be
connected here.
* Never use any AC adaptor other than the one that was
supplied with the SP-505. Doing so can cause malfunctions.
(12)
(17)
POWER Switch
LINE OUT Jacks L/R
This switch turns the power on/off.
These are stereo RCA phono audio output jacks, which can
be used to output the sound to an amp or mixer.
(13)
FOOT SW (Foot Switch) Jack
A separately available foot switch (FS-5U) can be connected
here, allowing you to start/stop playback of a pattern or
song.
(14)
MIDI IN/OUT Connectors
These connectors allow external MIDI devices (sequencers,
keyboards, rhythm machines, etc.) to be connected.
(18)
LINE IN Jacks L/R
These are stereo RCA phono audio input jacks for connection
to an audio source device that you want to sample, such as a
CD player.
(19)
MIC Jack
An external mic can be connected to this jack.
Use a MIDI cable (sold separately) to make connections.
(20)
(15)
DIGITAL IN Jacks OPTICAL/COAXIAL
Security Slot (
)
http://www.kensington.com/
These are input jacks for digital audio signals. Both optical
and coaxial types are provided.
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Making the Connections
1. Make sure of the following for all the equipment you will be connecting.
• The power is turned off.
• The volume is turned down.
2. Connect the AC adaptor (BRC series) to the AC adaptor jack, and plug it into an AC outlet.
fig.00-01
* Use only the BRC series. If you use any other AC adaptor, you risk causing malfunction
and/or damage.
* To prevent the inadvertent disruption of power to your unit (should the plug be pulled
out accidentally), and to avoid applying undue stress to the AC adaptor jack, anchor the
power cord using the cord hook, as shown in the illustration.
3. Connect the audio cables and MIDI cables as shown in the diagram.
fig.00-02
Audio Set / Amplified Speaker etc.
CD/MD player etc.
Foot Switch
(FS-5U etc.)
LINE IN
OUTPUT
Audio Cable
Microphone
MIDI cable
AC Adaptor
(BRC-series)
Stereo
Headphones
SP-303 etc.
MIDI
Sequencer
etc.
CD/MD player etc.
\fig.00-03
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down
the volume, and turn off the power on all devices before making any connections.
* If you connect a foot switch (FS-5; sold separately) to the FOOT SW jack, set the polarity
switch as shown below.
* Howling could be produced depending on the location of microphones relative to speakers.
This can be remedied by:
1. Changing the orientation of the microphone(s).
2. Relocating microphone(s) at a greater distance from speakers.
3. Lowering volume levels.
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Polarity Switch
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Turning the power on
Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to
your various devices in the order specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction
and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
1. Before turning on the power, check the following
points:
4. While striking the pads of the SP-505, turn the
VOLUME knob to adjust the volume appropriately.
* If you have connected an external amp, slightly raise the
volume of the external amp before you turn the SP-505’s
VOLUME knob.
fig.00-05
• Have the connections been made correctly?
• Have you turned down the volume on the SP-505 and all
connected devices?
• If you are using a memory card, make sure that it is
firmly inserted all the way.
If the memory card is inserted only halfway into the card
slot when the power is turned on, not only the card but
the data in the SP-505 itself will be damaged.
2. Turn on the POWER switch located on the rear panel of
the SP-505.
1. Before you turn off the power, check the following
points.
• Are the volume controls of the SP-505 and connected
equipment turned down?
2. Turn off the power of the connected equipment.
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If you insert or remove a card with the power turned on,
or turn on the power when a card is inserted halfway, a
message of “WARNING! Data Maybe Damaged!” will
appear, and operation will stop. If this occurs, turn off
the power, insert the card all the way or remove it, and
then turn the power on once again.
Turning the power off
3. Turn off the POWER switch of the SP-505.
Never turn off the power while “Keep Power On!”
appears in the display.
* Even when the volume is turned down, you may notice some
noise when the power is turned on, but this does not indicate a
malfunction.
fig.00-04
This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds) after power up is required
before the unit will operate normally.
3. Turn on the power of the connected devices.
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The SP-505’s display
Broadly speaking, the SP-505 displays two types of screens.
Parameter list display
fig.00-06
Sub-window display
You can switch sub-windows by pressing the following six
buttons.
[PAD BANK]
[PAD ACCENT]
[BPM/TAP]
[FX INFO]
[FX SELECT]
[FX ASSIGN]
(Example) When you press [PAD BANK]
fig.00-07b
The scroll bar in the right of the screen shows the current
location of the cursor relative to the entire list.
●
Press CURSOR [↑] [↓] to move the cursor up or down in
steps of a single line.
●
Press [PAGE UP][PAGE DOWN] to move the cursor in
steps of an entire page.
●
Use the VALUE dial to edit the parameter.
Wave display
fig.00-07a
●
Press [L/R] to switch between the left channel (Lch) and
right channel (Rch) of a stereo sample.
●
Press [ZOOM IN][ZOOM OUT] to zoom-in or zoom-out
on the horizontal axis (time axis) of the waveform.
●
Hold down [L/R] and press [ZOOM IN][ZOOM OUT]
to expand or shrink the vertical axis (amplitude axis) of
the waveform.
●
Press CURSOR [←][→] to move the displayed area of the
waveform in the horizontal direction.
●
Use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer.
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In a sub-window, you can press [EXIT] to return to the
previous screen.
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Press the pads to play sounds
The SP-505 contains already-sampled sounds such as drum
and bass. You can play these sounds by pressing the pads.
fig.00-08
1
1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
2. Press pad [1].
You will hear a drum sound.
Pads [2]–[16] also contain drum sounds. Press the pads
to play the drums.
The SP-505 can play samples that were sampled on the
SP-303.
1. Use the SP-303 to sample a sound into bank C or D
(memory card).
2. Insert the memory card containing the sample into
the card slot of the SP-505.
3. Change the SP-505’s pad bank to 17. (p. 30)
4. Press a pad.
2
You will hear the sound that was sampled on the SP303.
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* If an SP-303 memory card is used by the SP-505, the SP505’s own files may be saved on the memory card. This
will reduce the available space on the memory card.
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Listening to the preset patterns
The SP-505 contains 40 preset patterns, each consisting of
several measures.
fig.00-10
1. Press [PTN].
Make sure that the display shows the following.
(For a preset pattern)
fig.00-301
3
(For a user pattern)
fig.00-302
1
42
A display like those shown above is called the “Play
screen.”
2. Press [PLAY].
The pattern will play.
During playback, [PLAY] will blink in time with the
BPM (tempo).
* At the factory settings, the user patterns do not contain
anything.
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern that you want
to play next.
When the currently playing pattern reaches the end,
playback will switch to the selected pattern.
fig.00-303
Number of currently
playing pattern
BPM
Measure Beat (Tempo)
Name of currently
playing pattern
Name of pattern that
will be played next
Number of pattern that
will be played next
4. To stop playback, press [STOP].
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An overview of the SP-505
How the sections of the SP-505 are connected
fig.00-14
Effects
applies various
effects
Sequencer
Sampler
Pads
manual
play
Sample
perform
automatically
record
Pattern
Song
Output
The SP-505 does not contain a sound generator (a section that
creates sound). Instead, it records (samples) various sounds
such as music and vocals, and plays back these sounds.
Effects
This section applies various effects to the sampled sound
(samples). You can select from 26 different effects, such as
Reverb, which adds reverberation; and Lo Fi Processor,
which gives the sound a “lo-fi” character.
Pads
You can play samples by striking the pads. Think of these as
switches that play samples.
Sequencer
This section lets you record the timing at which samples are
played. By playing back this data, you can make the SP-505
perform “automatically.”
How the SP-505 is organized
The SP-505 uses three data structures: “samples,” which
contain sound, “patterns,” which contain performances, and
“songs,” which consist of patterns joined together.
What is a sample?
A sample is a “sound” consisting of a sampled waveform
(e.g., performance, instrumental sound, vocal) and various
settings that determine how the sample will be played. A
sample can be assigned to a pad and played, or it can be
played from the internal sequencer or an external sequencer.
The SP-505 contains 64 internal samples (preset samples),
and also allows you to record 128 of your own samples (user
samples). Up to 256 user samples can be stored on a
separately available memory card.
Depending on how it is intended to be played, a sample can
be classified as one of two types: a phrase sample or a single
sample.
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Sampler
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Phrase samples
fig.00-17
A sample of an actual performance is generally called a
“phrase sample.”
When using a phrase sample on the SP-505, set the Play Type
sample parameter to “PHRASE.” This allows the BPM
(tempo) of the sample to automatically be adjusted to match
the playback BPM of the sequencer BPM.
The sample BPM can be adjusted in a range of 0.5–1.3 times.
* If the sequencer BPM exceeds the allowable BPM range of the
sample, the BPM of the sample will be doubled or halved to
stay within the allowable range. This setting is suitable for
phrases that are one or two measures long.
fig.00-15
Phrase Sample
Performance
Pattern
(Hi-hat)
(Snare Drum)
(Bass Drum)
Drum
Part
Bass
Part
Inst 1
Part
Inst 2
Part
The internal memory of the SP-505 contains 40 preset
patterns suitable for dance rhythms, and 100 user patterns in
which your own sequence data can be freely recorded.
* A pattern simply records the timing at which a sample is
sounded, and does not record the sample itself. Thus if you
overwrite a sample, the content of the performance will change.
Sampling
Single samples
* A pattern can be a maximum of eight measures long.
Short samples are generally called “single samples.”
When using a single sample on the SP-505, set the Play Type
parameter to “SINGLE.” With this setting, the sample will
always be played at its own BPM (tempo).
This is suitable for sounds that are played as individual
notes, such as drums or sound effects.
fig.00-16
Sampling
* When a phrase sample is played, the BPM (tempo) of the
phrase sample itself is ignored, and the BPM (tempo) of the
pattern will be used.
What is a song?
A “song” consists of several patterns joined in the desired
order of playback. You can create a song beforehand, and
then simply play it back on the sequencer when you need to
perform live. Up to twenty songs can be stored in internal
memory.
fig.00-18
Drum Sound
One-shot Sample
Song
What is a pattern?
A pattern is performance data (sequence data) between one
and eight measures long, which records the timing at which
samples are played. A pattern consists of four parts, and each
track can record a separate performance for sounds such as
drums or bass. You can think of samples as being like
instruments, while patterns are comparable to the musical
score.
You can keep switching patterns during playback, or join
patterns together to create a song.
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Pattern
Pattern
Pattern
Pattern
Pattern
Pattern
Intro
Melody
A
Melody
B
Melody
A
Melody
B
Ending
* A song simply contains information about the order in which
patterns are to be played back; it does not contain the sequence
data of the patterns themselves. This means that if you modify
the sequence data of one or more of the patterns, the result
obtained when playing back the song will also change.
* When you play back a song, you can enable the BPM (tempo)
specified for each pattern (p. 55).
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Applying effects
The SP-505 contains 26 different effects.
1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
You can use these effects to modify the sound of the sampled
phrases.
2. Press pad [1].
fig.00-19a
The sample will play.
3. Press [FX ASSIGN] in the Effect section.
8 1
4. Press the pad to which you want to apply an effect.
For this example, press pad [1] so that [1] is highlighted.
fig.00-19b
9
5
11
5. Press [EXIT].
2,4,7
3 6,10
6. Press [FX ON/OFF] in the Effect section, illuminating
the button.
7. Once again press pad [1].
8. If you want to see the current effect settings, press [FX
INFO].
The display will show the currently selected effect name,
and the parameters that can be controlled by the CTRL
1–3 knobs.
fig.00-20
9. To change the effect, press [FX SELECT].
A list of the effects will be displayed.
Effect nos. 1–16 can be selected directly by pressing pads
[1]–[16]. For effect no. 17 and higher, turn the VALUE
dial to select the effect, and press [ENTER] to confirm
your selection.
10. To turn off the effect, press [FX ON/OFF] to make the
button go dark.
11. Press [EXIT] to return to the Play screen.
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The effect will be applied to the sound of the preset
sample.
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Recording a sample
The SP-505 can sample for a maximum of approximately 17
minutes using its internal memory.
* With the exception of special cases such as personal use,
unauthorized use of samples taken from a CD, record, tape,
video, or broadcast copyrighted by a third party is forbidden by
law.
fig.00-200
7
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* If you decide to cancel sampling, press [EXIT].
5. Press a pad to select the pad to which you intend to
sample.
* If a sample is already assigned to the selected pad, the display
will ask “OK to Overwrite?” If you want to sample to that
pad, press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
6
4
8
9
6. Press [SOURCE SELECT] to select LINE IN, COAXIAL,
or OPTICAL.
*
If you select COAXIAL or OPTICAL, the display will
indicate “Awaiting Digital Signal” until a digital signal is
detected.
* Noise may occur if an unstable digital signal is input.
7. Adjust the sampling level.
2
5,10 3
1. Connect your CD player to the SP-505’s LINE IN jacks
or DIGITAL IN jack.
Play back the CD, and turn the REC LEVEL knob to
adjust the level so that the third “❐” from the top in the
level meter shown in the display becomes black
occasionally.
* If COAXIAL or OPTICAL are selected, the REC LEVEL knob
will have no effect.
fig.00-22
2. Press [PAD BANK].
A list of the pad banks will be displayed.
fig.00-100
8. At the point you want to begin sampling, press
[SAMPLING].
3. Select the Pad Bank.
For this example, press pad [6] to select USER BANK 2.
[SAMPLING] will change from blinking to solidly lit,
and sampling will start.
fig.00-23
* At the factory settings, USER BANK 1 is protected, so
sampling is not possible. To disable protection, turn the
SYSTEM UTILITY CONFIG Pad Protect setting OFF. For
details of the procedure, refer to “Chapter 13. Making system
settings” (p.73).
4. Press [SAMPLING].
[SAMPLING] will blink, and you will be in samplingstandby mode.
At this time, pads to which no sample has been assigned
will blink.
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9. At the point you want to stop sampling, press
[SAMPLING].
Sampling will stop.
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* Sampling will stop automatically if you exceed the available
sampling time.
10. Press the pad to play back the sampled sound.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
When sampling ends, the BPM will be calculated
automatically from the length of the sample. You can use
the BPM Adjust function (p. 24) or BPM Sync function
(p. 25) to edit this BPM.
If the beginning or end of the sample contains unwanted
sound or silence, you can make settings so that only the
desired portion is played. For details refer to p. 46,
“Specifying the start/end points of the sound (Omitting
unwanted portions).”
If you are not satisfied with the
sampled sound
Delete the sampled sound, and try the procedure again from
step 2.
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Here’s how to delete a sample.
1. Press [DEL].
2. Press the pad to which the sample you want to delete is
assigned. The pad number will be highlighted.
You may select more than one pad simultaneously.
You can cancel your selection by pressing the pad once
again.
fig.00-24
3. Press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
fig.00-25
The sample will be deleted.
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Changing the BPM (tempo) of the sample (BPM Adjust)
5. Press [BPM ADJUST].
fig.00-201
1
fig.00-27
6
5
2 4
3 7
PAD#:
The number of the currently selected pad
(Example) USER1-1: Pad [1] of user bank 1
GRADE:
Sampling grade (stereo/mono)
STD (Standard), LONG, LO-FI
PLAY TYPE:
PHRASE, SINGLE
REVERSE:
ON, OFF
SAMPLE BPM: BPM of the currently selected sample
6. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the BPM.
1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
2. Press [PAD BANK].
A list of the pad banks will be displayed.
You can adjust the value in steps of one BPM over a
range of 40.0–200.0.
You can also press CURSOR [→] to adjust the value in
steps of 0.1 BPM.
fig.00-100
* The sample BPM can be adjusted in a range of 0.5–1.3 times
its original value. If you make settings that exceed the
allowable BPM range of the sample, the sample BPM will be
doubled or halved to stay within the allowable range.
Press a sampled pad, and notice that the BPM has changed.
* You may notice more noise if you change the BPM (tempo).
3. Select the pad bank.
For this example, press pad [5] to select USER BANK 1.
4. Press pad [1].
The sample will play.
* It is not possible to adjust the BPM of a sample whose Play
Type is set to SINGLE.
* If the sample is shorter than approximately 200 ms, changes in
BPM will not be reflected.
* It is not possible to adjust the BPM of a sample that is set to
reverse playback.
* To return to the original BPM, press [F1] (INIT BPM).
7. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
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Synchronizing the BPM (tempo) of several samples (BPM Sync)
You can synchronize the BPM of the sixteen pads in the
currently selected pad bank.
PAD#:
Currently selected pad number
(Example) USER1-4: Pad [4] of user bank 1
fig.00-202
GRADE:
Sampling grade (stereo/mono)
STD (Standard), LONG, LO-FI
PLAY TYPE:
PHRASE, SINGLE
REVERSE:
ON, OFF
1
SAMPLE BPM: BPM of the currently selected sample
6
5
6. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the BPM.
You can adjust the value in steps of one BPM over a
range of 40.0–200.0.
You can also press CURSOR [→] to adjust the value in
steps of 0.1 BPM.
2
4
3 7
* The sample BPM can be adjusted in a range of 0.5–1.3 times
its original value. If the synchronized BPM exceeds the
allowable range of the sample BPM, the sample BPM will be
doubled or halved to stay within the allowable range.
Simultaneously press each of the pads you sampled, and notice
that the BPM is synchronized.
* You may notice more noise if you change the BPM (tempo).
2. Press [PAD BANK].
* It is not possible to adjust the BPM of a sample whose Play
Type is set to SINGLE.
A list of the pad banks will be displayed.
fig.00-100
* If the sample is shorter than approximately 200 ms, changes in
BPM will not be reflected.
* It is not possible to adjust the BPM of a sample that is set to
reverse playback.
* To return to the original BPM, press [F1] (INIT BPM).
3. Select the pad bank.
For this example, press pad [5] to select USER BANK 1.
4. Press pad [1], [2], [3], and [4].
The sample will play.
7. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
* If you repeatedly loop samples, synchronization may drift.
* Synchronization may drift if you change the BPM while the
sounds play.
5. Press [BPM SYNC].
The BPM will be synchronized.
The currently playing sound will begin playing once
again from the beginning of the sample.
fig.00-28
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1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
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Dividing a sample between several pads (Chop)
The “Chop” function of the SP-505 detects the attacks within
a sampled phrase, and divides the original sample into
samples containing individual sound events.
5. Press [CHOP].
fig.00-29a
The divided samples will be assigned to the 32 pads of “chop
banks (1–2)” (pad banks 13–14).
* It is not possible to divide the samples of the Chop bank.
* It is not possible to divide a stereo sample.
* If the phrase contains a large number of notes, or
simultaneously sounding notes, it may not be divided as you
expect.
* The sample start/end point settings will be ignored.
When shipped from the factory, there is data suitable for
testing a chop function in USER 1-5.
fig.00-203
7,8
6. Use the VALUE dial to set the detail (RESOLUTION) at
which the sample will be divided.
Higher settings will cause the sample to be divided into
a larger number of samples.
7. To execute the operation with the resolution level you
specified in step 6, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
* If you press [F3] (CANCEL) while the display indicates
“Processing Data...,” the operation will be aborted.
1
Pads [1]–[16] will light automatically, and will play back
the divided sample.
A screen will ask you whether to save the divided
samples.
6
fig.00-29b
5
8. To save, press [F1] (YES).
2
3,4
1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
2. Press [PAD BANK].
To cancel, press [F2] (NO) or [EXIT].
* If pad banks 13–14 (Chop banks; p. 29) already contain
samples, a message of “OK to Overwrite?” will appear. If you
do not mind changing the samples of pad banks 13–14, press
[F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
A list of the pad banks will be displayed.
fig.00-100
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
3. Select the pad bank.
For this example, press pad [5] to select USER BANK 1.
4. Press pad [5].
The sample will play.
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Playing pitches with a sample (Pitch)
The SP-505’s “Pitch” function lets you play different pitches
with a sample.
* It is not possible to play pitches with a stereo sample.
* It is not possible to play pitches with samples of the Pitch bank.
Pitch Mode
SOLO L: Suitable for single-note samples of low-range
instruments such as bass.
SOLO H: Suitable for single-note samples of high-range
instruments such as piano or guitar.
fig.00-204
10
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the mode.
1
MUSIC: Suitable for most music samples.
* Depending on the sample, it may not be possible to play
pitches successfully.
6
9
7
8
5
7. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to “Original Key.”
You can select one of the pad sounds, and use it to play
scaled pitches. Use the VALUE dial to select the pad
whose sound you want to use to play scales.
Original Key: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C <UP>
In this case, set this to G.
Pads correspond to keys as follows.
fig.00-31b
2
3
4
1. Turn on the POWER switch of the SP-505.
8. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to “Pitch Bank.”
2. Press [PAD BANK].
9. Use the VALUE dial to select the pitch bank.
A list of the pad banks will be displayed.
Pitch Bank: 1, 2
fig.00-100
10. To execute the Pitch function, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
Pads [2]–[16] will light automatically, and will play the
sample at different pitches.
fig.00-31c
3. Select the pad bank.
For this example, press pad [4] to select PRESET BANK
4.
4. Press the pad of the sample that you want to use to play
pitches.
For this example, press pad [14].
5. Press [PITCH].
fig.00-31a
* Depending on the volume of the original sample, the sound
may distort if you use the Pitch function. In this case, lower
the volume of the original sample. (p. 44; “Adjusting the
volume of a sample”)
* While the display indicates “Processing Data...,” you can
press [F3] (CANCEL) to abort the operation.
* If the pitch bank (1 or 2) already contains samples, a message
of “OK to Overwrite?” will appear. If it is ok to change the
samples of the pitch bank, press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press
[F2] (NO).
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Quick Start
<UP>
Quick Start
* When you play pitches using a sample, unwanted space may
occur at the beginning or end of the sound. After the Pitch
function is executed, settings will be made automatically, so
only the necessary portion is sounded. If you want to make fine
adjustments, refer to “Specifying the start/end points of the
sound (Omitting unwanted portions)” (p.46).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
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Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads
Basic ways to play samples
A group of 16 samples assigned to the pads of the front panel
is called a “pad bank.”
When you press a pad, the sample assigned to that pad will
sound.
There are a total of 32 pad banks, allowing you to use a
maximum of 506 samples.
You can also play a sample by pressing a pedal switch (FS5U; sold separately) connected to the FOOT SW jack (p. 14).
1
What are the 32 pad banks?
Refer to p. 30, “Switching pad banks”
Pad banks 1–4
Pad banks 1–4 of the SP-505 contain preset samples. These
preset samples cannot be erased.
Pad banks 5–12
In this case, you must specify which of the sixteen samples
will be played (p. 73).
The SP-505 is able to play samples that were recorded by
the SP-303.
1. On the SP-303, sample into bank C or D (memory
card).
Ordinary samples can be stored in these banks.
2. Insert the memory card containing the samples into
the SP-505.
Pad banks 13–16
3. Change the SP-505’s pad bank to 17. (p. 30)
The SP-505 has “Chop” (p. 26, 51) and “Pitch” (p. 27, 54)
functions that process a sample in special ways. Samples that
are newly created by these functions are stored in special pad
banks reserved for these purposes.
4. Press a pad.
Pad banks 13 and 14 (Chop banks 1 and 2):
These banks are used to store samples created by the
“Chop” function.
You will hear the sound that was sampled on the SP303.
* If an SP-303 memory card is used in the SP-505, the SP505’s own files may be saved on the memory card. This
will reduce the available amount of space on the memory
card.
Pad banks 15 and 16 (Pitch banks 1 and 2):
These banks are used to store samples created by the
“Pitch” function.
* Ordinary sampling cannot be carried out with respect to the
chop banks or pitch banks.
About pad banks 17–32
(Card banks 1–16)
These banks are for saving samples on a memory card.
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Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads
The number of samples that
can be played simultaneously
A total of eight sounds, including those played back by a
song/pattern and those played from the pads, can be played
simultaneously. Each stereo sample counts as two sounds.
If more than eight pads are pressed, the sample of the lastpressed pad will be given priority and will sound, and the
sample of a pad you pressed earlier will stop sounding.
Samples whose phrase type is set to Phrase (p. 45) will take
priority over Single samples.
Switching the pad accent
You can adjust the volume at which a pad will sound when
you press it.
* The pad accent setting is not remembered. It reverts to 127
each time the power is turned on.
1. Press [PAD ACCENT].
fig.01-03
Switching the pad bank
1. Press [PAD BANK].
A list of pad banks will appear. The number of the
currently selected pad bank will be highlighted.
fig.01-01
2. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the accent.
Range: 1–127
[F1] (HIGH) sets the accent to 127.
[F2] (MIDDLE) sets the accent to 100.
[F3] (LOW) sets the accent to 80.
3. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
2. Use the VALUE dial to select a pad bank.
Pad banks 1–16 can be selected directly by pressing pads
[1]–[16]. To select number 17 or later, turn the VALUE
dial to select the pad bank, and press [ENTER] to
confirm your selection.
The selected pad bank will appear in the display.
fig.01-02
Using the Hold function to
play samples
By using the Hold function, you can make a sample continue
sounding even after you release your finger from its pad.
This is convenient when you want to continuously play a
looped phrase sample.
However, even in this case, it is not possible to exceed the
limitation of eight simultaneous notes.
* Hold is valid only for samples that are set to Gate playback.
The Hold function will not work for samples that are set to
Trigger playback or Drum playback (see section below).
* Pad banks 17–32 are for the memory card. They cannot be
selected if a memory card is not inserted.
1. Press a pad to play a sample.
2. While the sample is playing, press [HOLD] before you
remove your finger from the pad.
Hold will be turned on for the pad, and the sample will
continue playing even after you remove your finger
from the pad.
3. If you once again press the pad that is sounding, or
press [HOLD], the sound will stop.
* When you press [HOLD] once again, all sounds that were
being held will stop.
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Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads
Looping the sound (Loop Mode)
1
Changing how the sample
sounds or stops (Pad Play)
You can select one of the following Pad Play settings to
specify how the sample will play when you press a pad.
“Looping” refers to making the sample continue playing
repeatedly from the beginning (Start Point) to the end (End
Point). On the SP-505 you can create basic rhythms by
looping samples.
TRIG (trigger):
For each sample, you can select one of the following settings
(Loop Mode).
The sound will start when you press the pad, and continue
even after you release the pad. Press the pad once again to
stop the sound.
GATE:
The sound will start when you press the pad, and stop when
you release the pad.
DRUM:
The sound will start when you press the pad, and will stop
automatically at the End Point (p. 46) of the sample.
* If you select “DRUM,” the loop settings (see item below) will
be ignored, and the sample will play only once. This setting is
suitable for playing phrases from a MIDI drum pad or similar
controller.
If DRUM is selected, the sound cannot be interrupted, so be
careful when using this setting for an extremely long sample.
OFF: Don’t loop
1. Press the pad of the sample for which you want to
make settings.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Press CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the “Loop
Mode” line.
fig.01-05
4. Use the VALUE dial to select “OFF” or “ON.”
●
If you want to make settings for another sample in the
same pad bank, press the pad for the sample that you
want to set, and perform steps 3 and 4.
●
If you want to make settings for a sample in a different
pad bank, change pad banks (p. 30), press the pad for the
sample that you want to set, and perform steps 3 and 4.
1. Press the pad of the sample for which you want to
make settings.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the “Pad
Play” line.
fig.01-04
Loop (from the Start Point to the End Point)
ON:
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
4. Use the VALUE dial to select either “TRIG,” “GATE,”
or “DRUM.”
●
If you want to make settings for another sample in the
same pad bank, press the pad for that sample and repeat
steps 3 and 4.
●
If you want to make settings for a sample in a different
pad bank, switch the pad bank (p. 30), press the pad for
that sample, and repeat steps 3 and 4.
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
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Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads
Playing a sample backward
(Reverse Playback)
Playing an audio input signal
(EXT Source)
“Reverse playback” plays a sample backward, producing the
effect similar to when a tape is played in the reverse
direction.
Even without sampling, the SP-505 lets you use a pad to
control an internal input sound, and start/stop the sound
and apply effects in the same way as a sample.
For each sample, you can select one of the following reverse
settings.
1. Connect a CD player or mic.
OFF: Don’t reverse
Reverse
ON:
1. Press the pad of the sample for which you want to
make settings.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the
“Reverse” line.
fig.01-06a
Connect your CD player to the LINE IN jacks, or your
mic to the MIC jack.
* It is not possible to use digital input (COAXIAL/OPTICAL
jacks) as an EXT source.
2. Press [SOURCE SELECT] to select the input.
Select either LINE IN or MIC, depending on the jacks to
which you connected your CD player or mic.
3. When you press [EXT SOURCE], getting it to light, the
external input source will be heard.
When you press [EXT SOURCE] once again to make it go
dark, the external input source will no longer be heard.
4. Use the REC LEVEL knob to adjust the volume.
4. Use the VALUE dial to select “OFF” or “ON.”
●
If you want to make settings for another sample in the
same pad bank, press the pad for the sample that you
want to set, and perform steps 3 and 4.
●
If you want to make settings for a sample in a different
pad bank, switch pad banks (p. 30), press the pad for the
sample that you want to set, and perform steps 3 and 4.
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
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Chapter 1. Playing samples from the pads
Changing the BPM of a sample
You can change the following settings for the EXT source.
You can change the BPM of a sampled phrase.
Type
1. Sample a phrase (a one or two measure portion of a
song).
1
Adjusting the EXT source settings
MONO:
The Lch and Rch signals from LINE IN will be
mixed, and output to LINE OUT.
STEREO:
The Lch and Rch signals from LINE IN will be
output to LINE OUT Lch and Rch respectively.
“Recording a sample”; p. 22
2. Press the pads to play the sampled phrase.
3. Press [BPM ADJUST].
Level 0–127
fig.01-07
Adjusts the volume.
Panpot LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT
LEFT:
Pan the sound to OUTPUT L.
CENTER:
Pan the sound to the center.
RIGHT:
Pan the sound to OUTPUT R.
* If Type is set to STEREO, the Panpot setting will be ignored.
Pad Play TRIG, GATE
4. Use the VALUE dial to adjust Play BPM.
The BPM of the currently playing phrase will change.
You can also press CURSOR [→] and adjust the setting
in 0.1 BPM steps.
TRIG:
The sound will begin playing when you press
the pad, and stop when you press the pad once
again.
* You can press [F1] (INIT BPM) to return to the original
BPM.
GATE:
The sound will play only while you hold down
the pad.
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
1. Press [EXT SOURCE].
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the
parameter whose setting you want to adjust.
fig.01-06b
* If the Play Type setting for the sample is set to SINGLE, it is
not possible to change the BPM. Change the Play Type to
PHRASE. (p. 45)
* It is not possible to change the BPM if the sample is set to
reverse playback. Turn Reverse OFF. (p. 45)
* If the sample is shorter than approximately 200 ms, changes in
BPM will not be reflected.
4. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the setting.
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
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Chapter 2. Using the internal effects
* You can have any one effect turned on at a given
time. Multiple effects cannot be on simultaneously.
If you do want to use multiple effects on a sample, or if you
need to have a different effect applied to each individual effect,
then use “resampling.” Resampling allows you to use a sample
that has effects added to it as a new sample. For more detailed
information, refer to “Re-sampling samples (Resampling)” (p.
42).
3. When you have finished making settings, press [EXIT].
* The effect settings are not remembered when the power is
turned off.
●
Selecting pads to which
effects are applied (FX Assign)
By using the FX Assign function you can apply an effect to
multiple pads, or turn the effect on/off for each pad.
1. Press [FX ASSIGN].
Selecting the pad that will be the
effect synchronization source
(SYNC SOURCE)
The delay and slicer effects can be synchronized to the BPM.
About BPM synchronization for delay and slicer
Song/pattern playback in progress:
Synchronized to the BPM of the song or pattern
Song/pattern playback stopped:
Synchronized to the BPM of the sample
* The BPM of the sample can be viewed in “SAMPLE BPM” in
the Wave Edit screen. (p. 44)
Here we will specify the sample (pad) that is to be the sync
source while song/pattern playback is stopped.
1. Press [FX ASSIGN].
fig.02-01
fig.02-01
2. Press the pads to turn the effect on/off.
Pressing [F1] (ALL ON/OFF) will turn the effect on/off
for the pads of all 32 pad banks.
Pressing [F2] (BANK ON/OFF) will turn the effect on/
off for the 16 pads of the currently selected pad bank.
An underline appears below the number of the pad that
is currently the sync source.
2. Press [F3] (SYNC).
fig.02-03
You can press [EXT SOURCE] to apply the effect to the
external input sound.
You can also switch the pad bank by turning the VALUE
dial.
fig.02-02
The effect will not be used (white)
The effect will be used (black)
3. Press the pad to specify the sample that is to be the sync
source.
fig.02-04
Sample is assigned (white)
Specified as the sync source (black)
No sample is assigned (dotted line)
* You can also use [FX ASSIGN] before the effect is actually
applied, to select the pads to which the effect will apply.
* When you use VINYL SIMULATOR, NOISE
GENERATOR, or RADIO TUNING, the sound of the effect
(noise) will be output regardless of the FX assign settings.
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No sample is assigned (dotted line)
Chapter 2. Using the internal effects
4. When you have finished making settings, press [EXIT]
twice.
1. Press [FX SELECT].
A list of the effects will be displayed. The number of the
currently selected effect will be highlighted.
fig.02-05
The SP-505 contains 26 different effects. You can press [ON/
OFF] to select whether these effects will be applied (on) or
not (off).
[FX ON/OFF] lit:
The effect will be applied.
[FX ON/OFF] dark: The effect will not be applied.
Controlling how the effect is
applied
1. Turn an EFFECTS CONTROL knob (CTRL 1–3).
The effect will change in various ways, depending on the
knob you operate.
2. Use the VALUE dial to select the desired effect.
3. Press [ENTER].
2. To see the currently selected effect and the parameter
settings of that effect, press [FX INFO].
fig.02-07
To cancel, press [EXIT].
The selected effect and the settings of its parameters will
be displayed.
fig.02-06
3. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
4. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
Using the pads to select an effect
Effect nos. 1–16 can be selected directly by pressing pads [1]–
[16].
1. Press [FX SELECT].
A list of the effects will be displayed. The currently
selected effect is highlighted.
2. Press a pad [1]–[16] to select an effect.
The effect names are printed below each pad.
* Simply selecting an effect will not actually apply that effect. To
apply the effect, press [FX ON/OFF] to make the button light
and turn the effect on, and select the pad(s) to which you want
the effect to be applied (FX Assign; p. 34).
3. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
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Selecting an effect
Turning the effect on/off
Chapter 2. Using the internal effects
Effects List
DSP EFFECTS
CTRL 1
CTRL 2
CTRL 3
1. FILTER + DRIVE
CUTOFF
RESO (Resonance)
DRIVE
Low-pass filter with overdrive.
Cuts the high frequencies and
adds distortion.
Adjusts the cutoff frequency.
Adjusts the peak level at the cutoff frequency.
Adds distortion.
2. PITCH SHIFTER
PITCH
FEEDBACK
BALANCE
Modifies the pitch.
Changes the pitch up or down
two octaves.
Adjusts the feedback amount of
the pitch shift sound.
Adjusts the volume balance
between the effect sound and
the direct sound.
3. DELAY
DLY TIME (Delay Time)
FEEDBACK
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
Repeats the sound.
Adjusts the time of the delayed
sound. (*1)
Adjust the number of times that
the delay will repeat.
Specifies the volume of the
delay.
4. VINYL SIMULATOR
COMP (Compressor)
NOISE LV (Noise Level)
WOW/F (Wow Flutter)
Gives the sound the sonic qualities of an analog record.
Adjusts the sense of compression in the sound that is characteristic of analog records.
Adjusts the volume of analog
record noise.
Adjusts the rotational irregularities that occur when playing an
analog record.
5. ISOLATOR
LOW
MID (Middle)
HIGH
Extracts and deletes sounds in the
low-, mid-, or high-frequency range.
Extracts/deletes sounds in the
low-frequency range.
Extracts/deletes sounds in the
midrange.
Extracts/deletes sounds in the
high-frequency range.
6. REVERB
REV TIME (Reverb Time)
TONE
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
Adds reverberation to the sound
Adjusts the time of reverb.
Adjusts the quality of the reverb.
Adjusts the volume of the
reverb.
7. TAPE ECHO
REPEAT (Repeat Rate)
INTENS (Intensity)
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
Vintage tape echo effect.
Sets the tape speed.
Sets the amount of repetition of
the echo sound.
Adjusts the volume of the echo
sound.
8. CHORUS
DEPTH
RATE
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
Adds spaciousness and depth to
the sound.
Sets the depth of the chorus.
Specifies the rate of modulation.
Adjusts the volume of the effect
sound.
9. FLANGER
DEPTH (Depth/Manual)
RATE
RESO (Resonance)
Adds a undulation like that of a
jet ascending or descending.
Adjusts the depth of the undulation. When the CTRL 2 knob
(RATE) is turned fully counterclockwise, pitch (Manual) is
adjusted.
Adjusts the rate of the undulation.
When turned fully counterclockwise, the undulation stops, and
the pitch (Manual) can be adjusted
with the CTRL 1 knob (DEPTH).
Adds a particular undulation to
the sound.
10. PHASER
DEPTH (Depth/Manual)
RATE
RESO (Resonance)
Adds a kind of cyclic undulation
to the sound.
Adjusts the depth of the undulation. When the CTRL 2 knob
(RATE) is turned fully counterclockwise, pitch (Manual) is
adjusted.
Adjusts the rate of the undulation.
When turned fully counterclockwise, the undulation stops, and
the pitch (Manual) can be adjusted
with the CTRL 1 knob (DEPTH).
Adds a particular undulation to
the sound.
11. TREMOLO / PAN
DEPTH
RATE
WAVE (Tremolo/Pan Waveform)
Cyclically changes the volume
or pan.
Adjusts the amount of change in
the volume or pan.
Adjusts the rate of change in the
volume or pan.
Changes the periodic curve of
the change in volume or pan.
When turned counterclockwise,
it is the volume that changes;
when turned clockwise, the pan
changes.
12. DISTORTION
DIST (Distortion)
TONE
LEVEL
Strongly distorts the sound.
Adjusts the depth of distortion.
Adjusts the tonal character.
Specifies the volume.
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DSP EFFECTS
CTRL 1
CTRL 2
CTRL 3
DRIVE
TONE
LEVEL
Mildly distorts the sound.
Adjusts the depth of distortion.
Adjusts the tonal character.
Specifies the volume.
14. FUZZ
DRIVE
TONE
LEVEL
Adds harmonics and distorts the
sound.
Adjusts the depth of distortion.
Adjusts the tonal character.
Specifies the volume.
15. WAH
SENS
FREQ (Frequency)
PEAK
Produces a “wah” effect
Adjusts the sensitivity of the
Wah effect.
Adjusts the pitch of the effect
sound.
Adjusts the wah’s peak volume.
16. OCTAVE
-2OCT (-2 Octave Level)
-1OCT (-1 Octave Level)
D.LEVEL (Direct Level)
Adds sound octaves lower.
Adds sound two octaves lower
than the original sound.
Adds sound one octave lower
than the original sound.
Adjusts the volume level of the
direct sound.
17. COMPRESSOR
SUSTAIN
ATTACK
LEVEL
Makes the volume more consistent.
Adjusts the amount of the compressor effect that is applied.
Adjusts the sound's attack.
Specifies the volume.
18. EQUALIZER
LOW
MID (Middle)
HIGH
Adjusts the volume level for
each individual frequency
range.
Adjusts the volume of the low
frequency range.
Adjusts the volume of the
midrange.
Adjusts the volume of the high
frequency range.
19. LO-FI PROCESSOR
SMPL RTE (Sample Rate)
BIT
FILTER
Gives the sound a “low-fidelity” character.
Adjusts the sampling frequency.
(*2)
Adjusts the bit count.
Adjust the sensitivity with
which the filter will be affected.
20. NOISE GENERATOR
COLOR
QUALITY
LEVEL
Generates noise.
Adjusts the tone of the hissing
noise.
Sets how often the scratch noise
is produced.
Adjust the volume level of the
hissing noise.
21. RADIO TUNING
TUNING
NOISE LV (Noise Level)
FERQ RNG (Frequency Range)
Reproduces the sound being
played on the radio.
Adjusts the degree of noise that
occurs when tuning a radio.
Specifies the volume of the
noise.
Adjusts the tonal character.
22. SLICER + FLANGER
PTN (Timing Pattern)
RATE
FLANGER
Continuously cuts the sound.
Includes a flanger effect.
Select a pattern to specify the
timing at which the sound will
be cut. (*3)
Adjusts the length of the PTN
(Timing Pattern). (*4)
Adjusts the degree of the flanger
effect.
23. RING MODULATOR
FREQ (Frequency)
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
D.LEVEL (Direct Level)
Creates a metallic sound quality.
Adjusts the pitch of the metallic
sound.
Adjusts the volume of the effect
sound.
Adjusts the volume level of the
direct sound.
24. CHROMATIC P.S.
PITCH 1
PITCH 2
BALANCE (Direct/Effect Balance)
Two-voice pitch shifter that
changes the pitch in semitone
steps.
Changes Pitch 1 up or down one
octave in semitone intervals.
Changes Pitch 2 up or down one
octave in semitone intervals.
Adjusts the balance of the effect
sound and direct sound.
25. VOICE TRANSFORMER
FORMANT
E.LEVEL (Effect Level)
D.LEVEL (Direct Level)
Processes human vocals to produce a variety of different
voices.
Adjusts the vocal characteristics
(formant).
Adjusts the volume level of the
effect sound.
Adjusts the volume level of the
direct sound.
26. CENTER CANCELER
L-R BAL (L-R Balance)
LO BOOST (Low Boost)
HI BOOST (High Boost)
Eliminates the vocals and other
sounds located at the center.
Finds the best point for deletion.
Boosts the bass and other low-frequency sounds located at the center.
Boosts the high-frequency
sounds.
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13. OVERDRIVE
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(*1)
Of the samples to which the effect is applied, the time (delay time) is specified in note value units relative to the tempo of
the sample of the sync-source pad.
The types of notes that can be set:
thirty-second note
(
eighth-note triplets
(
)
sixteenth note
(
)
dotted sixteenth note
(
)
)
eighth note
(
)
dotted eighth note
(
)
quarter-note triplets (
)
quarter note
(
)
dotted quarter note
(
)
half-note triplets
(
)
half note
(
)
dotted half note
(
)
whole note
(
)
However, you cannot select delay time settings exceeding approximately 6 seconds.
In addition, playback of a pattern is based on the pattern’s tempo.
(*2)
As you rotate the knob clockwise, the sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz is multiplied by a factor of 1 through 1/16, with the
change occurring consecutively. If you turn this OFF, the sampling frequency will be 44.1 kHz.
(*3)
The following choices are available for PTN when the selection is made using the CTRL 1 knob, and “22. SLICER +
FLANGER” is selected.
fig.r02-10
(*4)
P01
P09
P02
P10
P03
P11
P04
P12
P05
P13
P06
P14
P07
P15
P08
P16
Of the samples to which the effect is applied, the PTN rate will synchronize to the tempo of the sample of the sync-source
pad.
However, if a pattern is being played back, then this is synchronized to the pattern tempo.
The sync rate can be adjusted with the RATE setting as shown below.
With RATE at minimum (the CTRL 2 knob turned completely to the left):
one PTN cycle corresponds to one measure.
With RATE at maximum (the CTRL 2 knob turned completely to the right):
one PTN cycle corresponds to one-eighth of a measure.
You can set the cycle to one measure, one-half measure, one-quarter measure, or one-eighth measure according to the
CTRL 2 knob position.
RATE
x1
x2
x4
x8
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PTN cycle
one TIMING PTN cycle corresponds to one measure
one TIMING PTN cycle corresponds to one-half of a measure
one TIMING PTN cycle corresponds to one-quarter of a measure
one TIMING PTN cycle corresponds to one-eighth of a measure
Chapter 3. Recording samples
* Unauthorized recording (sampling) of audio material whose
copyright is owned by a third party is prohibited by law,
except for the special case of personal use. Do not make illegal
recordings.
* Boss Corporation will take no responsibility for any claim of
damages made against you by copyright holders on the basis of
illegal recordings you may make using Boss products.
About the sampling time
The available sampling times for internal memory and a
memory card are shown below.
* These times are for monaural sampling. For the internal
memory, this is the total time of the samples in pad banks 5–
16. For the memory card, this is the total time of the samples in
pad banks 17–32.
Before you sample
Internal (times approximate)
STANDARD
Before you sample, please read the following explanations
regarding the settings used for sampling and the available
sampling time.
2 minutes
For each pad, you can specify whether sampling will be
performed in stereo or monaural.
Parameter: Type
LO-FI
17 minutes
Memory card (times approximate)
Capacity
Stereo/mono sampling selection
LONG
5 minutes
8 MB
STANDARD
LONG
LO-FI
4 minutes
8 minutes
24 minutes
16 MB
8 minutes
16 minutes
49 minutes
32 MB
16 minutes
32 minutes
98 minutes
64 MB
32 minutes
64 minutes
197 minutes
128 MB
64 minutes
129 minutes
395 minutes
* If you have saved internal samples and pattern or song data on
the memory card (p. 67), the available sampling time on the
memory card will be less than listed above.
MONO:
Monaural sampling.
STEREO:
Stereo sampling. Stereo sampling occupies twice the
sampling time and twice the polyphony (number of
simultaneous notes) of monaural sampling. (The number
of samples that can be played simultaneously; p. 30)
* It is not possible to change between stereo and mono after
sampling.
Selecting the Sampling Grade
For each pad, you can select one of three Sampling Grades
(STANDARD/LONG/LO-FI).
* It is not possible to change the Sampling Grade after sampling.
Parameter: Grade
Grade
Audio quality
Sampling
frequency
STANDARD
Select this when you want to
sample at high quality.
44.1 kHz
LONG
This allows twice the sampling
time of STANDARD.
The quality is slightly lower.
22.05 kHz
LO-FI
The sound will be “lo-fi,” and
the sampling time will be
much longer.
11.025 kHz
Starting sampling automatically
when sound is input
You can make settings so that sampling begins automatically
when the input sound exceeds a specified level.
* If you are using an effect, sampling will begin when the sound
that includes the effect sound (noise) exceeds the specified
level.
Parameter: Auto
OFF:
Select this setting if you want to start sampling manually.
LEVEL 1–8:
Specify the audio input level at which you want
sampling to begin automatically. When the input sound
exceeds this level, sampling will begin automatically.
LEVEL 1 is the lowest.
The screen will show a symbol to indicate the specified level.
fig.03-01a
Specified
Level
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3
* The available sampling time will be half if you use stereo sampling.
Chapter 3. Recording samples
Applying an effect while you sample
Parameter: With BPM
OFF: The timing at which the sound will stop (End Point) is
not specified.
If you want to apply an effect while you sample, press [FX
ON/OFF] to make the button light.
40.0–200.0: The end of the sound (End Point) will
automatically be set on a beat of the specified BPM value.
* The End Point will be set accurately if you slightly delay the
end of sampling.
Selecting the input source
1. Connect the input device from which you want to
sample, such as a CD player or mic.
fig.03-01b
By combining Auto (automatically start sampling when sound
is input) and With BPM (specify the timing at which the sound
will stop), you can cause only the desired portion to sound.
CD/MD player etc.
OUTPUT
(Example 1)
If you sample a sound with a length of BPM=120
(Auto, with BPM=120.0)
Microphones
fig.03-100
Length of BPM=120
2
1
Begin sampling
automatically when
sound is input.
Press [SAMPLING].
3
4
Press [SAMPLING].
The end point will be
automatically set to the
length of BPM=120.
CD/MD player etc.
2. Press [SAMPLING].
[SAMPLING] will blink, and the SP-505 will be in
standby mode.
Sample BPM : 120.0
Measure : 1
Beat : 4/4
(Example 2)
If you sample only half of a sound with a length of BPM=120
(Auto)
fig.03-101
Length of BPM=120
3
2
1
Press [SAMPLING] at the halfway point.
Begin sampling automatically
when sound is input.
Press [SAMPLING].
Sample BPM : 120.0
Measure : 1/2
Beat : 4/4
40
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
3. Press [SOURCE SELECT] to select the input source.
The indicator of the selected input source will light.
*
If you select COAXIAL or OPTICAL, the display will
indicate “Awaiting Digital Signal” until a digital signal is
detected. Some CD/MD players output a digital signal only
during playback, so play back your CD/MD player to get the
SP-505 to recognize the signal.
* DIGITAL IN supports only digital signals with a 44.1 kHz
sampling frequency. If a digital signal other than 44.1 kHz is
input, the display will indicate “Waiting Digital Signal.”
* Noise may occur if an unstable digital signal is input.
Chapter 3. Recording samples
Sampling procedure
40.0–200.0:
1. Press [SAMPLING].
[SAMPLING] will blink, and the SP-505 will be in
standby mode.
At this time, pads to which no sample has been assigned
will blink.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* If you decide to cancel sampling at this point, press [EXIT].
* The End Point will be set accurately if you slightly delay the
end of sampling.
5. Adjust the sampling level.
3
* If samples are assigned to all pads in the currently selected pad
bank, no pad will blink. Please switch pad banks. (p. 30)
When sampling ends, the end of the sound
(End Point) will automatically be set to the
beat (relative to the specified BPM) that
occurred immediately before you pressed
the button.
Turn the REC LEVEL knob to adjust the level so that the
third “❐” from the top in the level meter shown in the
display becomes black occasionally.
* The REC LEVEL knob has no effect if you selected COAXIAL
or OPTICAL as the input source.
fig.03-03
2. Select the pad to which the sampled sound will be
assigned.
* If a sample is already assigned to the selected pad, the display
will ask “OK to Overwrite?” If you want to use that pad,
press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
3. Select the input source. (p. 40)
4. Set the sampling conditions. (Refer to p. 39–40)
The remaining sampling time available will be displayed
in the top line (REMAIN).
6. Press [SAMPLING].
[SAMPLING] will light, and sampling will start.
fig.03-04
fig.03-02
If you set AUTO to LEVEL 1–8, the display will indicate
that the SP-505 is waiting for audio input.
Type
MONO:
STEREO:
Monaural recording
Stereo recording
Grade
7. At the point where you want to stop sampling, press
[SAMPLING].
STANDARD: High-quality sampling
LONG:
Extended length sampling
LO-FI:
Lo-fi sampling
Auto
OFF:
Begin sampling manually
LEVEL 1–8: Begin sampling automatically at the
specified internal
With BPM
OFF:
Sampling will start when the input reaches the specified
level.
The timing at which the sound will stop
(End Point) is not specified.
This completes the sampling procedure.
* Sampling will end automatically if the available sampling time
is exceeded.
8. Press the pad to play back the sampled sound.
* If there is unwanted sound or silence at the beginning or end
of the sample, you can set it so that only the desired portion of
the sample is actually played. For details refer to p. 46,
“Specifying the start/end points of the sound (Omitting
unwanted portions).”
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Chapter 3. Recording samples
Re-sampling samples
(Resampling)
On the SP-505, previously recorded samples can be sampled
once again. This is called “resampling.” For example, this
allows multiple samples to be played simultaneously and
then sampled to combine them into one sample, or to be
resampled with an effect applied.
There are two ways to perform resampling: you can use
“Auto” to start/end resampling automatically, or you can
start/end sampling manually.
Auto
In this case, turn this ON.
ON: When you select the pad from which resampling
will be performed (the Source Pad) and start
resampling, the source pad will automatically
begin playing, and resampling will end when the
source pad finishes playing.
OFF: Manually start/end resampling.
fig.03-06
Applying an effect while you sample
If you want to apply an effect while you sample, press [FX
ON/OFF] to make the button light.
Resampling procedure 1 (Auto)
1. Press [RESAMPLE] to make the button light.
[SAMPLING] will blink, and the SP-505 will be in
standby mode.
4. Press [SAMPLING].
The resampling-destination pad will change to being lit,
and the pads to which a sample has been assigned will
blink.
fig.03-200
At this time, pads to which no sample has been assigned
will begin blinking.
* If samples are assigned to all pads in the currently selected pad
bank, no pad will blink. Please switch pad banks. (p. 30)
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* If you want to cancel resampling at this point, press [EXIT].
2. Press the pad to which you want to assign the
resampled sound (sample).
* If a sample is already assigned to the selected pad, the display
will ask “OK to Overwrite?” If you want to use that pad,
press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
3. Make settings for resampling. (Refer to p. 39–40)
The remaining time available for sampling is shown in
the top line (REMAIN).
Type
MONO:
STEREO:
Monaural recording
Stereo recording
Grade
STANDARD: High-quality sampling
LONG:
Extended-length sampling
LO-FI:
Lo-fi sampling
5. As necessary, switch the pad bank (p. 30), and press the
pad(s) for the sample(s) that you want to resample (the
Source Pads).
The pad(s) you press will change from blinking to
lighting solidly. You may select more than one pad.
If you once again press a pad that is lit, it will change
from lit to blinking, and will be removed from selection.
You can select multiple pads or [EXT SOURCE].
* Although you can select multiple pads for resampling, there
are limits to the maximum number.
If the resampling source pads contain monaural samples...
Maximum of four
If the resampling source pads contain stereo samples...
Maximum of two
6. Press [SAMPLING].
The source pad(s) will begin playing, and resampling
will start.
* It is not possible to switch pad banks during resampling.
When the selected sample(s) finish playing, resampling
will end automatically.
If you press [SAMPLING] while the selected sample(s)
are playing, resampling will end before it is completed.
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Chapter 3. Recording samples
Resampling procedure 2 (Manual)
1. Press [RESAMPLE] to make the button light.
[SAMPLING] will blink, and the SP-505 will be in
standby mode.
At this time, pads to which no sample has been assigned
will blink.
5. As necessary, switch the pad bank (p. 30), and press the
pad(s) for the sample(s) that you want to resample (the
Source Pads).
The source pad will begin playing, and resampling will
start.
[EXT SOURCE] can also be specified as the source pad.
fig.03-08
3
* If samples are assigned to all pads in the currently selected pad
bank, no pad will blink. Please switch pad banks. (p. 30)
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* If you want to cancel resampling at this point, press [EXIT].
2. Press the pad to which you want to assign the
resampled sound (sample).
* It is not possible to switch pad banks during resampling.
6. When you are finished resampling, press
[SAMPLING].
* If a sample is already assigned to the selected pad, the display
will ask “OK to Overwrite?” If you want to use that pad,
press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
3. Make settings for resampling. (Refer to p. 39–40)
The remaining time available for sampling is shown in
the top line (REMAIN).
Type
MONO:
STEREO:
Monaural recording
Stereo recording
Grade
STANDARD: High-quality sampling
LONG:
Extended-length sampling
LO-FI:
Lo-fi sampling
Auto
In this case, turn this OFF.
OFF: Manually start/end resampling.
ON: When you select the pad from which resampling
will be performed (the Source Pad) and start
resampling, the source pad will automatically
begin playing, and resampling will end when the
source pad finishes playing.
4. Press [SAMPLING].
fig.03-07
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Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample
Procedure
1. Press the pad of the sample whose settings you want to
change.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
Adjusting the stereo position
of a sample
To adjust the stereo position of a sample, select “Panpot” in
step 3 of “Procedure” on p. 44.
fig.04-01a
Panpot LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT
3. Use CURSOR [↑] [↓] to select the setting (parameter)
that you want to change.
4. Use the VALUE dial to change the value of the setting.
●
●
If you want to change the settings of another sample in
the same pad bank, press the pad for that sample, and
repeat steps 3 and 4.
If you want to change the settings of a sample in another
pad bank, switch to that pad bank (p. 30), press the pad
for the sample you want to edit, and repeat steps 3 and 4.
5. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
LEFT:
Pan the sound to OUTPUT L.
CENTER:
Pan the sound to the center.
RIGHT:
Pan the sound to OUTPUT R.
* Panpot has no effect for samples that were sampled with a
Type of STEREO.
Changing how a sample
plays and stops
To change how a sample plays and stops when you press a
pad, select “Pad Play” in step 3 of “Procedure.”
Pad Play TRIG, GATE, DRUM
TRIG: The sample will start playing when you press the pad,
and will stop when you press the pad once again.
GATE:
The sample will play only while you continue
holding down the pad.
DRUM:
When you press the pad, the sample will play
once, and will stop at the End point.
* If you select DRUM, the Loop Mode setting has no effect.
Adjusting the volume of a
sample
To adjust the volume of a sample, select “Level” in step 3 of
“Procedure” on p. 44.
Looping the playback of a
sample
If you want a sample to loop (play back repeatedly), select
“Loop Mode” in step 3 of “Procedure.”
Level 0–127
This adjusts the volume.
Loop Mode ON, OFF
ON:
The sample will loop (play back repeatedly).
OFF: The sample will not loop.
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Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample
Playing a sample backward
If you want a sample to play in reverse (backward), select
“Reverse” in step 3 of “Procedure” on p. 44.
Reverse ON, OFF
ON:
The sample will play in the reverse direction.
(Reverse playback)
OFF: The sample will play in the normal direction.
(Normal)
Playing a sample in Phrase
or Single modes
To specify whether a sample will be played in Phrase or in
Single modes, select “Play Type” in step 3 of “Procedure” on
p. 44.
Play Type PHRASE, SINGLE
PHRASE:
SINGLE:
The sample will be played as a phrase. When
at this setting, the BPM of the sample can be
adjusted automatically to match the playback
BPM (tempo) or the BPM of the sequencer.
The sample will be played as a single sound.
With this setting, the sample will always play
at its own BPM (tempo).
* The BPM of a sample can be adjusted in a range of 0.5–1.3
times the original setting. If you make settings that exceed the
allowable BPM range of the sample, the sample BPM will be
doubled or halved to stay within the allowable range.
* If the sample is shorter than approximately 200 ms, changes in
BPM will not be reflected.
You can specify the number of measures and the time
signature of a sample so that the displayed BPM will be the
true BPM of that sample. The specified BPM will be
displayed in the top line as SAMPLE BPM.
To specify the number of measures when playing the phrase
as a sample, select “Measure” in step 3 of “Procedure” on p.
44.
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* If you change the reverse settings while a sample is sounding,
the modified setting will take effect the next time the sample is
played.
Changing the number of
measures of a sample
Measure 1/128–1/2, 1–99998
Specify the number of measures in the ranges of 1/128–1/2
or 1–99998 measures.
* The number of measures can be specified as half or twice the
original number of measures.
It is not possible to specify a number of measures that would
result in SAMPLE BPM exceeding the range of 40.0–200.0.
* It is not possible to set the number of measures if Play Type is
set to SINGLE.
Changing the time signature
of a sample
To change the time signature of a sample, select “Beat” in
step 3 of “Procedure” on p. 44.
Beat 1/4–8/4
Specify the time signature in the range of 1/4 to 8/4.
* It is not possible to set a time signature that would result in
SAMPLE BPM exceeding the range of 40.0–200.0.
* It is not possible to set the time signature if Play Type is set to
SINGLE.
The sample BPM will be calculated automatically and
displayed in the top line as SAMPLE BPM, but the BPM
cannot be calculated correctly if the original number of
measures and the time signature of the sample are incorrect.
In this case, you will need to change the number of measures
or the time signature of the sample.
fig.04-01b
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Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample
Adjusting the BPM (tempo)
of a sample
1. In the Play screen, press [BPM ADJUST].
2. Use the VALUE dial to specify the BPM (tempo).
Play BPM 40.0–200.0
The top line displays the original BPM (tempo).
You can also press CURSOR [→] to make adjustments in
0.1 BPM units.
* The sample BPM can be adjusted in a range of 0.5–1.3 times.
If the synchronized BPM exceeds the allowable range of the
sample BPM, the sample BPM will be doubled or halved to
stay within the allowable range.
Specifying the start/end
points of the sound
(Omitting unwanted portions)
* While you are setting the start/end points of a sample, the Play
BPM setting is ignored, and the sample will play at its
original BPM (tempo).
1. Press the pad of the sample whose start/end points you
want to change.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Press [F1] (LOOP).
The sample waveform will be displayed.
fig.04-02a
* If the sample is shorter than approximately 200 ms, changes in
BPM will not be reflected.
fig.04-01c
The pad number will be shown at the left side of the top
line of the display.
(Example) PAD 6-1: Pad [1] of pad bank 6
PAD#:
Currently selected pad number
(Example) USER1-1:
Pad [1] of user bank 1
GRADE:
Sampling grade (stereo/mono)
STD (Standard), LONG, LO-FI
PLAY TYPE:
PHRASE, SINGLE
REVERSE:
ON, OFF
SAMPLE BPM: BPM of the currently selected sample
The number of samples of the wave pointer position will
be shown in the right side of the top line of the display.
The beginning of the sample waveform is indicated as
<TOP>, and the end as <BOTTOM>.
fig.04-02b
Wave Pointer
Number of
Samples
* Changing the BPM (tempo) may cause noise to be heard.
* If you want to return to the BPM used when sampling, press
[F1] (INIT BPM).
* It is not possible to set Play BPM if Play Type is set to
SINGLE.
* It is not possible to set Play BPM for a sample that is set to
reverse playback.
3. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [PTN] to return to the Play
screen.
* Even if a sample has been set to reverse playback, the waveform
will be displayed in the normal direction.
4. Use CURSOR [←][→] to move the entire screen left or
right, use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer to
the point where you want the sample to begin
sounding, and press [F1] (START).
5. Use CURSOR [←][→] to move the entire screen left or
right, and use the VALUE dial to move the wave
pointer to the point where you want the sample to stop
sounding, and press [F2] (END).
The region between the playback start/stop points will
be highlighted.
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Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample
* It is not possible to specify the start/end points in a way that
would leave less than 70 ms between the beginning and end of
the sound.
Adjusting the volume of a
specified region of the sample
* If you set the start point at the beginning of the waveform, and
set the end point at the end of the waveform, the highlighted
region will return to normal, and the start/end points will be
cancelled.
The volume of a specified region in a sample can be adjusted.
For example, if a sample contains noise, you can lower the
volume of the region containing the noise, to make it less
obtrusive.
6. Press the pad to listen to the sample play back, and
check the start/end point settings.
●
If you want to make fine adjustments to the start/end
points, press [ZOOM IN] to magnify the waveform
display, use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer,
and press [F1] (START) or [F2] (END).
Press [ZOOM OUT] to shrink the waveform display and
return to the previous display.
●
By holding down [L/R] and pressing [ZOOM IN]
[ZOOM OUT], you can zoom-in or zoom-out on the
vertical axis (amplitude axis) of the waveform.
●
When you press [F3] (TRUNC), the screen will ask you
whether it is ok to truncate (delete) the portions before
and after the start/end points. If you want to truncate
the sample, press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
* By executing Truncate, you can conserve sample memory and
increase the remaining time available for sampling.
* Once Truncate has been executed, it will not be possible to
return to the original start/end point locations.
7. Press [SONG] or [PTN], or press [EXIT] twice to return
to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* While you are adjusting the volume of a specified region in the
sample, the Play BPM setting will be ignored, and the sample
will play at its original BPM (tempo).
1. Press the pad of the sample whose volume you want to
adjust for a specified region.
2. Press [WAVE EDIT].
3. Press [F2] (AMP).
The sample waveform will be displayed.
fig.04-03
The pad number will be shown at the left side of the top
line of the display.
(Example) PAD 6-1: Pad [1] of pad bank 6
The number of samples of the wave pointer position will
be shown in the right side of the top line of the display.
* Even if the sample has been set to reverse playback, the
waveform will be displayed in the normal direction.
4. Use CURSOR [←][→] to move the entire screen left or
right, use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer to
the beginning of the region for which you want to
change the volume, and then press [F1] (START).
* When wave pointer locates on except the region between the
specified start and end points, the display will indicate
[*********], and it is not possible to set the beginning of the
region for which you want to change the volume.
fig.04-200
Wave Pointer
Number of
Samples
The region between the specified start and end points
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4
By holding down [PAD] and pressing [F1] (START) or
[F2] (END), you can listen to the sound before or after
the start/end points.
* The tonal quality may change if you perform this operation
repeatedly.
Chapter 4. Changing the settings of a sample
5. Use CURSOR [←][→] to move the entire screen left or
right, use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer to
the end of the region in which you want to change the
volume, and then press [F2] (END).
fig.04-100
The region between the specified start and end points
will be highlighted.
* When wave pointer locates on except the region between the
specified start and end points, the display will indicate
[*********], and it is not possible to set the end of the region for
which you want to change the volume.
●
If you want to make fine adjustments to the start and end
points of the region in which the volume will be
adjusted, press [ZOOM IN] to magnify the waveform
display, use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer,
and press [F1] (STRT) or [F2] (END).
Press [ZOOM OUT] to reduce the magnification of the
waveform display, returning to the previous display
size.
●
By holding down [L/R] and pressing [ZOOM IN]
[ZOOM OUT], you can zoom-in or zoom-out on the
vertical axis (amplitude axis) of the waveform.
6. Press [F3] (ADJUST).
Use the VALUE dial to adjust the volume.
fig.04-04
7. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the volume.
Amplify: 0–400
A setting of 400 will double the amplitude of the
waveform, and 0 will produce an amplitude of 0.
By pressing [F3] (PREVIEW) you can preview the
volume that will result.
* The sound will be played starting slightly before the specified
start point, for a maximum of nine seconds.
8. When you are finished adjusting the volume, press [F1]
(EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
The volume will revert to the original settings.
If you pressed [F1] (EXECUTE), you will be asked to
confirm the volume change.
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9. To finalize your change in the volume, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
* Once you have finalized the volume change, it is not possible
to return to the original volume.
10. Press [SONG] or [PTN], or press [EXIT] twice to return
to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 5. Deleting or copying a sample
Deleting a sample
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to access the Play screen.
Using the clipboard to copy
a sample
You may select more than one pad.
The “clipboard” is a function that temporarily stores a
desired sample. You can use this function to copy a sample.
This is convenient when you want to copy between different
pad banks, or to swap (exchange) the location of samples.
If you want to select a sample of another pad bank,
switch pad banks (p. 30) and then press a pad to select
the sample.
Copying a single sample
2. Press [DEL].
3. Press the pad whose sample you want to delete.
fig.05-01
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
Will not be deleted (white)
Selected for deletion (black)
2. Hold down the pad of the sample that you want to
copy, and press [CLIPBOARD].
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The sample will be copied to the clipboard, and
[CLIPBOARD] will light.
When you press [CLIPBOARD], the copied sample will
play.
3. Hold down [CLIPBOARD] and press the copydestination pad.
No sample is assigned (dotted line)
If you press a selected pad once again, the display will
change back to white, canceling the selection.
●
If you want to copy to a different pad bank, press [PAD
BANK] to switch the pad bank. (p. 30)
●
If the copy-destination pad contains a sample, you will
be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If it is ok to overwrite and
erase the previous sample, press [F1] (YES). If you do not
want to erase the previous sample, press [F2] (NO).
●
If you hold down [CLIPBOARD] and press [DEL], the
sample that was copied to the clipboard will be erased.
4. To delete the selected sample(s), press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
fig.05-02
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
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Chapter 5. Deleting or copying a sample
Copying multiple samples
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
●
If you want to copy to another pad bank, press [PAD
BANK] to switch pad banks. (p. 30)
●
If the copy-destination pad contains a sample, you will
be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure you want to
overwrite (erase) the existing sample, press [F1] (YES). If
you do not want to overwrite it, press [F2] (NO) to cancel
the operation.
●
If you hold down [CLIPBOARD] and press [DEL], one
sample that was copied to the clipboard will be erased.
2. Hold down the pad of the sample that you want to
copy, and press [CLIPBOARD].
The sample will be copied to the clipboard, and
[CLIPBOARD] will light.
3. Repeat step 2 for each of the samples you want to copy,
to copy them to the clipboard.
A maximum of 16 samples can be copied to the
clipboard.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
* If multiple samples have been copied to the clipboard, pressing
[CLIPBOARD] will play the sample that was copied first.
4. Hold down [CLIPBOARD] and press the copydestination pad.
The samples will be copied starting from the pad you
pressed last.
You can exchange (swap) samples between two pads to
change the order of the samples.
When you press [CLIPBOARD], the sample that will be
copied next will play, allowing you to check the sample.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
(Example)
2. Hold down one of the pads whose sample you want to
exchange, and press [CLIPBOARD].
Pad [1]
+
[CLIPBOARD]
→
copy the sample of
pad [1]
The sample will be copied to the clipboard, and
[CLIPBOARD] will light.
Pad [2]
+
[CLIPBOARD]
→
copy the sample of
pad [2]
The copied sample will play when you press
[CLIPBOARD].
Pad [3]
+
[CLIPBOARD]
→
copy the sample of
pad [3]
3. Hold down [CLIPBOARD], and press the pad of the
other sample you want to exchange.
●
↓
[CLIPBOARD]
+
pad [13]
→
pad [3] sample will
be copied to pad [13]
[CLIPBOARD]
+
pad [12]
→
pad [2] sample will
be copied to pad [12]
[CLIPBOARD]
+
pad [11]
→
pad [1] sample will
be copied to pad [11]
When all samples have been copied, the clipboard will
be empty, and [CLIPBOARD] will go dark.
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Exchanging samples
If you want to exchange samples with another pad bank,
press [PAD BANK] to switch the pad bank. (p. 30)
The display will ask “OK to Overwrite?”
4. If you are sure you want to exchange the samples, press
[F3] (EXCHANGE).
The samples will be exchanged.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 6. Applying special processing to a sample
Dividing a sample into
individual notes (Chop)
The SP-505’s “Chop” function divides a sample at each of the
attacks in the sample waveform, and assigns each divided
sample to a pad.
Pads [1]–[16] will light automatically, and the divided
samples will play back.
A message will ask whether you want to save the
divided samples.
fig.06-02
For example, a drum phrase can be divided into samples
containing separate rhythm instruments such as “bass
drum,” “snare,” and “hi-hat.”
* It is not possible to divide a sample from one of the Chop
banks.
5. To save, press [F1] (YES).
* It is not possible to divide a stereo sample.
* Phrases that contain numerous notes or simultaneously
sounding notes may not be divided as you expect.
* Even if you have an effect applied when you execute “Chop,”
that effect will not be added to the divided samples.
To cancel, press [F2] (NO) or [EXIT].
* If pad banks 13–14 (Chop banks; p. 29) already contain
samples, you will be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure
you want to overwrite the samples of pad banks 13–14, press
[F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
* The sample will be divided into samples for a maximum of 32
pads, starting at the beginning of the original waveform. The
rest of the waveform will not be assigned to pads.
* All of the remaining sound will be assigned to the last-divided
sample.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Editing the points at which
the sample is divided
* The start/end point settings of sample are ignored.
About the dividing point adjustment screen
1. Press the pad of the sample that you want to divide.
fig.06-03
Wave Pointer
Dividing Point
2. Press [CHOP].
fig.06-01
3. Use the VALUE dial to specify the detail
(RESOLUTION) with which the sample will be
divided.
Higher settings will cause the sample to be divided into
smaller pieces.
The location of the wave pointer is the currently selected
dividing point.
CHOP1–32
This indicates the number of the divided sample that is
currently selected.
●
4. To execute the division at the resolution you specified
in step 3, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
* If you press [F3] (CANCEL) while the display indicates
“Processing Data...,” the operation will be aborted.
By turning the VALUE dial you can move to the
previous or next dividing point.
You can also press a pad to move to another
dividing point.
●
By pressing CURSOR [←][→] you can move the
waveform display area horizontally.
●
By pressing [ZOOM IN][ZOOM OUT] you can
zoom-in or zoom-out on the waveform.
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The divided samples will be assigned to the thirty-two
pads of pad banks 13–14 (“Chop banks 1–2”).
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By holding down [L/R] and pressing [ZOOM IN]
[ZOOM OUT], you can zoom-in or zoom-out on the
vertical axis (amplitude axis) of the waveform.
●
When adding or making fine adjustments to the
dividing point, the number of samples at the
location of the wave pointer will be displayed in the
upper right of the screen. If the sample is shorter
than 70 ms due to the pointer location, the display
will indicate [******].
Adding a dividing point
1. In step 5 of the “Chop” procedure (p. 51), press [F3] (EDIT).
8. When you are finished, press [EXIT].
You will be asked whether to save the divided samples.
9. To save, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO) or [EXIT].
* If pad banks 13–14 (Chop banks; p. 29) already contain
samples, you will be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure
you want to overwrite the samples of pad banks 13–14, press
[F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
The sample waveform will be displayed.
2. Use the VALUE dial to select a dividing point before or
after the location where you want to add a division.
You can also press a pad to select the dividing point.
3. Press [F2] (INSERT).
fig.06-100
Deleting a dividing point
1. In step 5 of the “Chop” procedure (p. 51), press [F3] (EDIT).
The sample waveform will be displayed.
2. Use the VALUE dial to move the wave point to the
dividing location that you want to delete.
You can also press a pad to move to the dividing point of
that pad.
fig.06-101
4. Use CURSOR [←][→] to display the location at which
you want to add a dividing point.
5. Use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer to the
location where you want to add a division.
By pressing [F3] (PREVIEW) you can listen to the sound
that would result if the sample were divided at the wave
point location.
6. To execute the addition of the dividing point, press [F1]
(EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
* It is not possible to specify a dividing point that would create a
sample shorter than 70 ms.
* After adding a dividing point, it is not possible to return the
32nd dividing point (the last dividing point) to its original
state.
7. If you want to add another dividing point, repeat steps
2–6.
If you want to delete a dividing point, follow the
procedure in “Deleting a dividing point” (below),
starting with step 2. If you want to make fine
adjustments to a dividing point, follow the procedure in
“Making fine adjustments to the dividing points” (p. 53),
starting with step 2.
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3. Press [F3] (DELETE).
4. If you want to delete another dividing point, repeat
steps 2–3.
If you want to add a dividing point, follow the
procedure in "Adding a dividing point" (above), starting
with step 2. If you want to make fine adjustments to a
dividing point, follow the procedure in “Making fine
adjustments to the dividing points” (p. 53), starting with
step 2.
5. When you are finished deleting dividing points, press
[EXIT].
You will be asked whether you want to save the divided
samples.
6. To save, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO) or [EXIT].
* If pad banks 13–14 (Chop banks; p. 29) already contain
samples, you will be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure
you want to overwrite the samples of pad banks 13–14, press
[F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
Chapter 6. Applying special processing to a sample
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Making fine adjustments to the
dividing points
* If pad banks 13–14 (Chop banks; p. 29) already contain
samples, you will be asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure
you want to overwrite the samples of pad banks 13–14, press
[F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
1. In step 5 of the “Chop” procedure (p. 51), press [F3]
(EDIT).
The sample waveform will be displayed.
2. Use the VALUE dial to move to the dividing point
whose location you want to adjust.
You can also press a pad to move to the dividing point
whose location you want to adjust.
3. Press [F1] (ADJUST).
fig.06-102
You can use CURSOR [←][→] to move the screen.
By pressing [F3] (PREVIEW) you can listen to the sound
at the current location of the wave pointer.
5. To finalize the edited location of the dividing point,
press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
* It is not possible to set a dividing point in a way that would
create a sample shorter than 70 ms.
6. If you want to make additional fine adjustments to the
dividing point, repeat steps 2–5.
If you want to add another dividing point, follow the
procedure in “Adding a dividing point” (p. 52), starting
with step 2. If you want to delete a dividing point, follow
the procedure in “Deleting a dividing point” (p. 52),
starting with step 2.
7. When you have finished adjusting the location of the
dividing points, press [EXIT].
You will be asked whether you want to save the divided
samples.
8. To save, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO) or [EXIT].
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4. Use the VALUE dial to move the wave pointer to the
dividing point whose location you want to adjust.
Chapter 6. Applying special processing to a sample
Playing pitches with a sample
(Pitch)
The “Pitch” function allows you to play pitches using a
sample (single note).
* It is not possible to assign pitches to a stereo sample.
* It is not possible to assign pitches to a sample from one of the
Pitch banks.
* Even if you have an effect applied when you execute “Pitch,”
that effect will not be added to the pitched samples.
The samples assigned to pitches will be assigned to the
pads of pad banks 15 and 16 (“Pitch banks” 1 and 2).
1. Press the pad that you want to use to play pitches.
2. Press [PITCH].
fig.06-05
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the mode.
Pitch Mode
SOLO L: Suitable for single-note samples of low-pitched
instruments such as bass.
SOLO H: Suitable for single-note samples of highpitched instruments such as piano or guitar.
MUSIC: Suitable for samples of most music.
* Pitch assignment may not be successful for some types of
samples.
4. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to “Original
Key.”
5. Use the VALUE dial to specify the pad from which you
want to assign pitches.
Original Key: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C <UP>
The correspondence between pads and keys is as
follows.
fig.00-31b
<UP>
6. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to “Pitch Bank.”
7. Use the VALUE dial to select the pitch bank.
Pitch Bank: 1, 2
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8. To execute the Pitch function, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
Pads [2]–[16] will light automatically, and will play the
sample at different pitches.
* Depending on the volume of the original sample, the sound
may distort if you use the Pitch function. In this case, lower
the volume of the original sample. (p. 44; “Adjusting the
volume of a sample”)
* If you press [F3] (CANCEL) while the display indicates
“Processing Data...,” the operation will be aborted.
* If the pitch bank (1 or 2) already contains samples, you will be
asked “OK to Overwrite?” If you are sure it is ok to overwrite
the samples of the pitch bank, press [F1] (YES). To cancel,
press [F2] (NO).
* When you assign a sample to pitches, unwanted silence may
occur at the beginning or end. After the Pitch function is
executed, settings will be made automatically, so only the
necessary portion is sounded. If you want to make fine
adjustments, refer to “Specifying the start/end points of the
sound (Omitting unwanted portions)” (p. 46).
Chapter 7. Playing songs and patterns
When shipped from the factory, the unit contained no
songs.
Adjusting the BPM (tempo)
of a song or pattern
* If you change the BPM (tempo) of the sequencer, the samples
may sound different. Samples for which Pad Play is set to
TRIGGER or GATE may sound shorter if the BPM is speeded
up, or longer if the BPM is slowed down. If you want the
entire sample to be played to the end, set Pad Play to DRUM.
(p. 31)
Playing a song
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN].
2. Press [BPM/TAP].
The currently specified BPM will be displayed.
SYNC MODE:
Displays the MIDI sync mode. (p. 72)
* The SP-505 can store 20 songs.
1. Press [SONG].
2. Use the VALUE dial to select the song.
3. Press [PLAY] to start playback.
SYNC SOURCE:
If set to “INTERNAL,” playback will follow the
internal BPM setting. If set to “MIDI,” playback will
follow the BPM of an external MIDI device.
The top line of the display will indicate the current
measure/beat and BPM. The lower line will indicate the
current pattern name.
fig.07-02
PTN BPM:
displays the BPM specified for the pattern.
fig.07-01
4. Press [STOP] to stop playback.
3. Use the VALUE dial to adjust the BPM (40.0–200.0).
The BPM can be adjusted in units of one BPM.
By pressing CURSOR [→] and turning the VALUE dial
you can adjust the BPM in units of 0.1 BPM.
If you press [F1] (PTN BPM), playback will use the BPM
setting that is specified for each pattern.
■
Press [RESET] to return to the beginning of the song.
■
Press [BWD] to go back one measure, or [FWD] to go
forward one measure.
* If you move to another measure while the song is playing, you
will lose synchronization with the external MIDI device.
You can press [BPM/TAP] four times or more to set the
BPM to the corresponding interval (Tap Tempo
function).
* This cannot be changed if the SP-505 is synchronized to an
external MIDI device.
4. Press [EXIT], [SONG], or [EXIT] to return to the Play
screen.
* The sample BPM can be modified by a factor of 0.5–1.3 times
the original.
If the BPM of a song or pattern exceeds the allowable
BPM range of the sample, the sample BPM will be
doubled or halved so that stays within the allowable
range.
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* It is not possible to switch songs while a song is playing.
Chapter 7. Playing songs and patterns
Selecting and playing songs
from the song list
1. Press [SONG].
2. Press [F1] (SONG).
Playing patterns
* In addition to its 40 preset patterns, the SP-505 can store 100
user patterns.
1. Press [PTN].
fig.07-04
The song list will be displayed.
fig.07-03a
2. Use the VALUE dial to select a pattern.
3. Use the VALUE dial to select a song, and [ENTER] to
confirm your selection.
3. Press [PLAY] to begin playback.
If you select a different pattern while a pattern is
playing, the name of the newly selected pattern will
appear in the lower line of the screen, and it will be
reserved as the pattern to be played next. When the
currently playing pattern finishes, the reserved pattern
will automatically begin playing.
Song nos. 1–16 can be selected directly by pressing a pad
[1]–[16].
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [PLAY] to begin playback.
The top line of the screen will indicate the current
measure number and beat, and the bottom line will
indicate the pattern name.
fig.07-05
fig.07-03b
4. Press [STOP] to stop playback.
5. Press [STOP] to stop playback.
* It is not possible to switch songs while a song is playing.
■
You can press [RESET] to return to the beginning of the
pattern.
■
You can press [BWD] to move one measure back, or
[FWD] to move one measure ahead.
* If you change measures while a pattern is playing, you will
loose synchronization with any external MIDI devices.
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Chapter 7. Playing songs and patterns
Selecting and playing a
pattern from the pattern list
Muting individual parts
1. Press [PTN].
You can mute specific parts while a song or pattern is
playing.
2. Press [F1] (PRESET) or [F2] (USER).
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN].
The preset pattern or user pattern list will appear.
fig.07-06
2. Play [PLAY] to play the song or pattern.
3. Press PART [1]–[4].
Button lit:
plays
Button dark:
muted
The mute status of each part can be saved in the pattern.
(p. 62)
3. Use the VALUE dial to select a pattern, and press
[ENTER] to confirm your selection.
Pattern nos. 1–16 can be selected directly by pressing
pads [1]–[16].
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [PLAY] to begin playback.
fig.07-05
5. Press [STOP] to stop playback.
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If you select a different pattern while a pattern is
playing, the name of the newly selected pattern will
appear in the lower line of the screen, and it will be
reserved as the pattern to be played next. When the
currently playing pattern finishes, the reserved pattern
will automatically begin playing.
Chapter 8. Creating patterns
About pattern recording
If you turn this “OFF,” the data will be recorded at timing
intervals of 1/96th of a beat.
A pattern can be recorded in the following two ways.
Realtime recording procedure
Realtime recording
Realtime recording lets you record by striking pads while
you listen to the metronome. The pattern will play back
repeatedly, and the data you input will be combined with the
existing data.
1. Press [PTN].
Even if the timing at which you strike the pads is not
perfectly accurate, the Quantize function will correct your
timing to accurate intervals. You can also use an external
MIDI device for input.
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern that you want
to record, and press [ENTER] to confirm your selection.
2. Press [F2] (USER).
The user pattern list will be displayed.
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [REC].
The recording standby screen will appear.
Microscope editing
In Microscope editing, the performance data that has been
recorded will be displayed as a list, allowing you to make
detailed edits to the recorded data.
The metronome will sound at the specified BPM.
fig.08-01
* It is not possible to operate Microscope editing from an
external MIDI device.
Pattern data
AVAIL MEMORY: 0–100%
This indicates the amount of remaining memory for
sequencer data (patterns).
Pattern recording parameters
* When AVAIL MEMORY reaches 0%, no further pattern
recording will be possible. You can delete unneeded patterns
(p. 65), or save sequencer data to a memory card (p. 67) before
you delete patterns.
Measure number (Measure)
1–8
Time signature (Beat)
5. Specify the number of measures (Measure), time
signature (Beat), and BPM settings of the pattern that
you want to record.
1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 8/4
Part Mute
* The Part Mute settings are ignored during recording.
OFF, ON
* For easier input, you can set a slower BPM during realtime
recording, and return to the previous BPM when you are
finished recording.
BPM
40.0–200.0
6. Press PART [1]–[4] to select the part that you want to
input.
This sets the BPM of the pattern.
The button of the selected part will blink.
QTZ (Quantize)
Quarter note
(
)
quarter note triplet
(
)
eighth note
(
)
eight note triplet
(
)
sixteenth note (
)
sixteenth note triplet (
)
32nd note
OFF
)
32nd note triplet
)
(
(
In realtime recording, you can set the Quantize interval to
correct inaccuracies in the timing at which you strike the pads.
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7. Press [PLAY].
A one-measure count-in (unrecorded area) will be
inserted.
Realtime recording will begin after the count-in.
The display will indicate the current measure and beat.
You can also begin recording by sending a Start message
from an external MIDI device.
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A count-in will not be inserted if recording was started
by a Start message from an external MIDI device.
Microscope editing procedure
If you press [F1] (RHR ON), rehearsal mode will be
selected. Pressing the pads will produce sound, but
nothing will be recorded. Press [F1] (RHR OFF) once
again to exit rehearsal mode.
Input field
fig.08-02
MEAS (measure: beat: clock)
This specifies the time location at which pad data is input.
(Example) 1:3:00
Measure 1, beat 3, clock 00
QTZ (Quantize)
8. While you listen to the metronome, press the pads to
record your performance.
If note messages from an external MIDI device are used
to play samples, those messages will be recorded.
* When performance data is recorded for a sample whose Play
Type is PHRASE, the sample BPM will automatically
synchronize to the pattern BPM. If you do not want it to
synchronize, set the Play Type to SINGLE. (p. 45)
To switch the part being recorded, press [PART].
As necessary, use the VALUE dial to set QTZ (Quantize).
If you want to select a pad from a different pad bank,
press [PAD BANK] to switch the pad bank. (p. 30)
* The pads of a Chop bank cannot be recorded as they are. You
must copy them to another bank before recording them. (p. 49–
50)
9. When you are finished recording, press [STOP].
You are returned to the recording standby screen.
10. Press [STOP] once again to stop recording.
)
quarter note triplet
(
)
eighth note
(
)
eight note triplet
(
)
sixteenth note (
)
sixteenth note triplet (
)
32nd note
OFF
)
32nd note triplet
)
Erasing unwanted performance
data (Realtime Recording)
(
In Microscope edit, you can specify the note value of the
distance that you will move forward or backward when
[FWD] or [BWD] are pressed.
(Example) QTZ Eighth note
Press pad [1] → press [FWD] → press pad [2] → press [FWD]
→ press pad [3] → press [FWD] → press pad [4]
fig.08-100
Performance data
that will be input
Pad [1]
Pad [2]
Pad [3]
Pad [4]
Event field
MEASURE (measure: beat: clock)
This indicates the performance location.
(Example) 2:1:48
Measure 1, beat 1, clock 48
PAD (pad bank – pad number)
This indicates the pad that was input.
(Example) 12-3
*
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
(
Pad bank 12, pad number 3
In the case of [EXT SOURCE], this will be displayed as “1-17”.
ACC (Accent)
This indicates the volume. If the event was input via MIDI,
this will be the velocity data.
(Example) 100 Pad accent 100 or velocity 100
During realtime recording, you can hold down [DEL] and
hold down a pad to erase the performance data for the
corresponding pad during the interval that elapses while you
continue pressing the pad.
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(
8
* If you want to add dynamics (accents) while you record,
change the pad accent. (p. 30)
Quarter note
Chapter 8. Creating patterns
GATE (gate time)
This indicates the length that the sound will be heard.
384:
192:
96:
48:
24:
12:
6:
whole note
half note
quarter note
eighth note
16th note
32nd note
64th note
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS”
position.
Viewing the performance data
(Microscope Edit)
1. Press [PTN].
2. Press [F2] (USER).
The user pattern list will appear.
8. Press [PLAY] to verify the performance data that you
input.
Press [STOP] to stop playback.
9. Press [EXIT] or [STOP] to exit Microscope Edit.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Deleting unwanted performance
data (Microscope Edit)
In step 7 of Microscope Edit (p. 60), press [F1] (EVENT) to
move the cursor to the pad performance data (Event field).
Move the cursor to the location of the pad data that you want
to delete, and press [F3] (DELETE) to delete that performance
data.
fig.08-06
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern that you want
to record, and press [ENTER] to confirm your selection.
4. Press [F3] (MICRO).
The Microscope Edit screen will appear.
* [F3] (MICRO) will not be displayed if a pattern is playing.
fig.08-03
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS”
position.
Changing the pad number
(Microscope Edit)
5. Press PART [1]–[4] to select the part that you want to
input.
The button for the selected part begins blinking.
6. Use CURSOR [←][→] to move the cursor to the
indication for MEAS (measure/beat/clock), and use the
VALUE dial to specify the measure/beat/clock at which
you want to input.
7. Press pads to input your performance.
The pad data that you input will be displayed.
* When performance data is input for a sample whose Play Type
is PHRASE, the sample BPM will automatically synchronize
to the pattern BPM. If you do not want it to synchronize, set
the Play Type to SINGLE. (p. 45)
* Note messages from an external MIDI device cannot be used
for input.
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In step 7 of Microscope Edit (p. 60), press [F1] (EVENT) to
move the cursor to the pad performance data (Event field).
Move the cursor to the PAD (pad number) position of the
data whose pad number you want to change, and use the
VALUE dial to change the pad number.
If you want to change the [EXT SOURCE] pad number, set
this to “1-17.”
* Be aware that there will be no sound if you change to a pad
number to which no sample has been assigned.
* It is not possible to change this to the pad numbers of the chop
banks, and the pad [1], [4], [8] of the pitch bank.
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS”
position.
Chapter 8. Creating patterns
Adjusting the dynamics (accent)
of the sound (Microscope Edit)
Moving the timing of the sound
(Microscope Edit)
In step 7 of Microscope Editing (p. 60), press [F1] (EVENT) to
move the cursor to the patch performance data (Event field).
In step 7 of Microscope Edit, press [F1] (EVENT) to move the
cursor to the pad performance data (Event field).
Move the cursor to the ACC (accent) location of the pad data
whose volume you want to adjust, and use the VALUE dial
to adjust the accent.
Move the cursor to the pad data whose timing you want to
change, and press [F2] (T.SHIFT) (Timing Shift).
fig.08-07
Use the VALUE dial to set the desired time (measure/beat/
clock).
To carry out the Timing Shift operation, press [F1]
(EXECUTE). To cancel press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
fig.08-09
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS”
position.
Changing the length of the sound
(Microscope Edit)
In step 7 of Microscope Edit (p. 60), press [F1] (EVENT) to
move the cursor to the pad performance data (Event field).
* In the case of a pad for which Pad Play = DRUM, the gate
time will be ignored.
fig.08-08
You can change the rhythmic feel of the patterns you create.
1. Press [PTN].
2. Press [F2] (USER).
The user pattern list will be displayed.
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern whose
rhythmic feel you want to change, and press [ENTER]
to confirm your choice.
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [REC].
The recording standby screen will appear.
5. Press [F1] (SWING).
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS” position.
6. Use the VALUE dial to set each parameter.
Position:
Specify the location of the notes to be delayed.
Eighth note (eighth note backbeats)
16th note (16th note backbeats)
Percentage:
Specify the amount of time that the sound is to be
delayed.
50%–100%
Part 1–4 Swing:
Specify whether the sound will be delayed for each track.
ON, OFF
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You can use CURSOR [←][→] to move the cursor to the 1’s or
10’s place of the gate time.
Changing the rhythmic feel of a
pattern (Swing)
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Move the cursor to the GATE (gate time) location of the pad
data whose length you want to change, and use the VALUE
dial to adjust the gate time.
Press [F1] (MEAS) to move the cursor to the “MEAS”
position.
Chapter 8. Creating patterns
fig.08-10
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Storing the part mute status
7. Press [EXIT].
You are returned to the recording standby screen.
8. Press [STOP] to exit recording.
The part mute status can be stored for each part.
1. Press [PTN].
2. Press [F2] (USER).
The user pattern list will appear.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Assigning a name to a pattern
1. Press [PTN].
2. Press [F2] (USER).
The user pattern list will appear.
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern whose mute
status you want to change, and press [ENTER] to
confirm your choice.
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [REC].
The recording standby screen will appear.
5. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to “Part Mute.”
fig.08-12
3. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern that you want
to name, and press [ENTER] to confirm your choice.
To cancel, press [EXIT].
4. Press [REC].
The recording standby screen will appear.
5. Press [F3] (NAME).
fig.08-11
6. Use the VALUE dial to specify the mute setting of the
currently selected part.
The button of the selected part will be blinking.
ON:
mute
OFF: play
If you want to change the part, press PART [1]–[4] to
select the desired part.
6. Use CURSOR [←][→] to select the character location,
and use the VALUE dial to change the character at that
location.
[F1] (CAPS) toggles you between uppercase and
lowercase characters.
[F2] (INSERT) inserts a space.
[F3] (DELETE) deletes a character.
7. Press [EXIT].
You are returned to the recording standby screen.
8. Press [STOP] to exit recording.
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7. Press [STOP] to return to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 9. Creating a song
About song recording
A song is created by connecting patterns that you create.
If you press [F1] (PTN BPM), “PTN (Pattern BPM)” will
be selected, and playback will use the BPM specified for
each pattern.
On the SP-505 you can connect a maximum of 999 patterns.
Initial BPM: BPM (tempo) of the song
40.0–200.0, PTN
Making song settings
5. Press [PLAY].
Initial BPM: BPM (tempo) of the song
fig.09-01c
Recording will begin.
40.0–200.0, PTN BPM
If you press [F1] (PTN BPM), this will be set to Pattern BPM,
and playback will occur at the BPM specified by each
pattern.
Song recording procedure
6. Press [F2] (INSERT).
The pattern list will appear.
1. Press [SONG].
2. Use the VALUE dial to select the song that you want to
record.
In this screen you can press [PLAY] to hear the selected
pattern play back.
fig.09-01d
fig.09-01a
3. Press [REC].
The song record standby screen will appear.
fig.09-01b
To cancel, press [EXIT].
The pattern will be input, and you will automatically
proceed to the next step.
You can also input a pattern directly by pressing a pad.
(Example)
Press pad [1]
↓
Preset pattern 1 or user pattern 1 will be inserted. (User
pattern 1 if the previously input pattern was a user
pattern, or preset pattern 1 if the previously input
pattern was a preset pattern.)
AVAIL STEPS: 0–999
For each song, this indicates the remaining number of
steps that can be recorded.
The upper line of the screen indicates whether the
previously input pattern is a user or a preset pattern.
fig.09-01e
* When AVAIL STEPS reaches 0, no further song recording
will be possible.
4. Use the VALUE dial to set the BPM of the song that you
will record.
8. Repeats steps 6–7 as necessary.
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Alternatively, you can press [F1] (SONG) to display the
song list, and use the VALUE dial to select the song that
you want to record. After selecting it, press [ENTER] to
confirm your selection.
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7. Use the VALUE dial to select a pattern, and press
[ENTER] to confirm your choice.
Chapter 9. Creating a song
9. When you are finished inputting patterns, press
[STOP].
You are returned to the song recording standby screen.
10. Press [STOP] to exit recording.
Changing a pattern
1. In step 6 of song recording, use the VALUE dial to
move to the step of the pattern that you want to change.
2. Press [F1] (EVENT).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the pattern
that you want to change.
You can press [PLAY] to hear the selected pattern.
4. Use the VALUE dial to change the pattern.
Deleting a pattern
1. In step 6 of song recording, use the VALUE dial to
move to the step that you want to delete.
2. Press [F1] (EVENT).
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the pattern
that you want to delete.
You can press [PLAY] to hear the selected pattern.
4. Press [F3] (DELETE) to delete the pattern.
5. Press [F1] (STEP) to move the cursor back to the
previous location.
5. Press [F1] (STEP) to move the cursor back to the
previous location.
Assigning a name to a song
1. Press [SONG].
2. Use the VALUE dial to select the song that you want to
name.
3. Press [REC].
The recording standby screen will appear.
4. Press [F3] (NAME).
fig.09-02
Inserting a pattern
1. In step 6 of song recording, use the VALUE dial to
move to the step at which you want to insert a pattern.
2. Press [F1] (EVENT).
3. Use CURSOR [↓] [↑] to move the cursor to the pattern
that you want to insert.
You can press [PLAY] to hear the selected pattern.
4. Press [F2] (INSERT).
The pattern list will appear.
* If 999 patterns have already been input, “INSERT” will not be
displayed above [F2].
You can press [PLAY] to hear the selected pattern.
5. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern that you want
to insert, and press [ENTER] to confirm your choice.
5. Use CURSOR [←][→] to select the character location,
and use the VALUE dial to change the character.
[F1] (CAPS) toggles you between uppercase and
lowercase characters.
[F2] (INSERT) inserts a space.
[F3] (DELETE) deletes a character.
6. Press [EXIT].
You are returned to the recording standby screen.
7. Press [STOP] to exit recording.
To cancel, press [EXIT].
6. Press [F1] (STEP) to move the cursor back to the
previous location.
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Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 10. Deleting or copying a pattern or song
Deleting a pattern or song
Copying a pattern or song
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen
fig.10-01a
fig.10-01a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F2] (DEL/CPY).
3. Press [F2] (DEL/CPY).
4. Press [F1] (DELETE).
4. Press [F2] (COPY).
5. To delete a pattern, press [F1] (PATTERN). To delete a
song, press [F2] (SONG).
5. To copy a pattern, press [F1] (PATTERN). To copy a
song, press [F2] (SONG).
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the pattern or song that
you want to delete.
6. Use CURSOR [↑] [↓] to move the cursor, and use the
VALUE dial to select the copy source/destination
* In the case of a song or pattern that contains performance data,
a “*” will be displayed before the song or pattern number.
7. To execute the deletion, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
If you pressed [F1] (EXECUTE), you will be asked to
confirm the deletion.
fig.10-01b
patterns or songs.
* In the case of a song or pattern that contains performance data,
a “*” will be displayed before the song or pattern number.
7. To execute the copy, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
If you pressed [F1] (EXECUTE) you will be asked to
confirm the copy.
fig.10-02
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
8. To execute the copy, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
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8. To execute the deletion, press [F1] (YES).
Chapter 11. Using a memory card
About memory cards
Formatting a memory card
The SP-505 uses commercially available SmartMedia (power
supply voltage 3.3 V, capacity: 8 MB–128 MB) as memory
cards.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
1 MB/2 MB/4 MB SmartMedia cannot be used.
SmartMedia can be purchased at a nearby computer
dealer or digital camera dealer.
* Please read and observe the instructions included with the
SmartMedia.
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
Inserting a memory card
* If a memory card is not inserted, “CARD” will not appear
above [F3].
4. Press [F1] (FORMAT).
You will be asked to confirm the Format operation.
Memory cards (SmartMedia) must only be inserted
when the SP-505’s power is switched OFF. If the power
is on when you insert a card, not only the memory card,
but also the internal data can be destroyed.
Never turn on the power when a memory card
(SmartMedia) is inserted halfway. Doing so will destroy
the internal memory data.
If you insert or remove a card with the power turned on,
or turn on the power when a card is inserted halfway, a
message of “WARNING! Data Maybe Damaged!” will
appear, and operation will stop. If this occurs, turn off
the power, insert the card all the way or remove it, and
then turn the power on once again.
Insert the memory card (SmartMedia) all the way into
the slot, making sure that the correct side is facing up,
and the correct end is pointing in.
fig.11-01a
The surface without
gold contacts
must be upward
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fig.11-01b
5. To format the card, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
* When you format a card, all data in the card will be erased.
6. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 11. Using a memory card
Saving data on a memory card
(Save)
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
* If a write-protect sticker is affixed to the memory card, it will
not be possible to save sample or sequencer data.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Saving sample data
Saving sequencer data
Here’s how to save sample data from the SP-505’s internal
memory to a memory card.
Here’s how to save sequencer data (patterns/songs) from the
SP-505’s internal memory to a memory card.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
fig.10-01a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
4. Press [F3] (SAVE).
4. Press [F3] (SAVE).
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be used by the SP-505, “SAVE” will not appear above [F3].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
5. Press [F1] (SAMPLE).
Each pad bank in the SP-505’s internal memory will be
saved as one set.
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the pad bank that you
want to save.
fig.11-02a
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
* An asterisk “*” will be displayed to indicate an area number in
which sample data has already been saved. If you select an area
number marked by “*”, a message of “OK to Overwrite?” will
be displayed. If you are sure this is the area number you want
to use, press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
For sequencer (pattern/song) data, the 100 user patterns
and 20 songs in internal memory will be saved as one set.
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the number of the area in
which you want to save.
fig.11-02b
7. To save the data, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
* An asterisk “*” will be displayed to indicate an area number in
which sequencer data has already been saved. If you select an
area number marked by “*”, a message of “OK to Overwrite?”
will be displayed. If you are sure this is the area number you
want to use, press [F1] (YES). To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
8. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
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8. To save the data, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
5. Press [F2] (SONG/PTN).
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7. Press CURSOR [↓], and use the VALUE dial to select
the number of the area in which you want to save.
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be used by the SP-505, “SAVE” will not appear above [F3].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
Chapter 11. Using a memory card
7. Press CURSOR [↓] to move the cursor to the pad bank
display.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Loading memory card data
into internal memory (Load)
* It is not possible to load data into a protected pad bank.
Loading sample data
Here’s how sample data saved on a memory card can be
loaded into the SP-505.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
8. Use the VALUE dial to select the pad bank that you
want to load.
9. To load the data, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
10. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
* When you load, the sample and sequencer data saved in
internal memory will be erased. Be sure to save important data
on a memory card before you load. (p. 67)
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Loading sequencer data
Sample and sequencer (pattern/song) data that you’ve saved on
a memory card can be loaded back into the SP-505 as follows.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
* If a memory card is not inserted, “CARD” will not appear
above [F3].
4. Press [F2] (LOAD).
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be read by the SP-505, “LOAD” will not appear above [F2].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
5. Press [F1] (SAMPLE).
fig.11-03a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
* If a memory card is not inserted, “CARD” will not appear
above [F3].
4. Press [F2] (LOAD).
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be read by the SP-505, “LOAD” will not appear above [F2].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
5. Press [F2] (SONG/PTN).
fig.11-03b
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the number of the area
that you want to load.
One bank of the SP-505’s internal memory will be loaded
as a set.
If no files have been saved, the display will indicate
“******”.
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6. Use the VALUE dial to select the number of the area
that is to be loaded.
Chapter 11. Using a memory card
If no files have been saved, the display will indicate
“******”.
7. To load the data, press [F1] (EXECUTE).
7. Press [F3] (DELETE).
You will be asked to confirm that you really want to
delete the file.
fig.11-05
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
8. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
* When you load, the sample and sequencer data in internal
memory will be erased. Be sure to save important data on a
memory card before you load. (p. 67)
8. To delete, press [F1] (YES).
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Deleting data from a
memory card
Here’s how to delete sample or sequencer (pattern/song)
data from a memory card.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Loading WAV/AIFF files into
the SP-505
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
Standard waveform data (WAV/AIFF files) saved on a
memory card can be loaded into the SP-505.
* Before you continue, save the WAV/AIFF files from your
computer onto a memory card.
1. With the power of the SP-505 turned off, insert the
memory card into the memory card slot, then turn on
the power switch.
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
5. To delete sample data, press [F1] (SAMPLE). To delete
sequencer (pattern/song) data, press [F2] (SONG/PTN).
The file names of sample or sequencer files saved on the
memory card will be displayed.
If no files have been saved, the display will indicate
“******”.
fig.11-03b
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
* If a memory card is not inserted, “CARD” will not appear
above [F3].
4. Press [F2] (LOAD).
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the file that you want to
delete.
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be read by the SP-505, “LOAD” will not appear above [F2].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
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4. Press [F2] (LOAD).
Chapter 11. Using a memory card
5. Press [F3] (FILE).
The names of the WAV and AIFF files saved on the card
will be displayed.
If no WAV or AIFF files have been saved, the display
will indicate “******”.
Deleting a WAV/AIFF file
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
* File names longer than eight characters and file names in
Japanese will not be displayed correctly.
fig.11-06a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F3] (CARD).
6. Use the VALUE dial to select the file that you want to
load.
7. Press CURSOR [↓], and use the VALUE dial to select
the pad to which the file you want to load is to be
assigned.
8. Press [F1] (EXECUTE) to load the file.
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL).
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
* If a memory card is not inserted, “CARD” will not appear above [F3].
4. Press [F2] (LOAD).
* If the memory card has been formatted in a format that cannot
be read by the SP-505, “LOAD” will not appear above [F2].
Please format the card. (p. 66)
5. Press [F3] (FILE).
The names of the WAV and AIFF files saved on the card
will be displayed. If no WAV or AIFF files have been
saved, the display will indicate “******”.
fig.11-06a
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Precautions concerning the
loading of WAV/AIFF files
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The filename extension must be wav for WAV files, and
aif for AIFF files. The file cannot be recognized with any
other extension.
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Only files with 8 or 16 bit quantization are supported.
●
Sample rate conversion is not performed. The data will
be loaded as if its sampling rate were 44.1 kHz. If you
load a file with a sample rate of anything other than 44.1
kHz, the playback pitch will be incorrect.
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The loop point settings within an AIFF file will be
ignored.
●
If you attempt to load a WAV/AIFF file in a format that
the SP-505 does not support, an error message of
“Unsupported Format!” will appear, and it will not be
possible to load the file.
●
Compressed WAV files or AIFF files cannot be loaded.
●
Extremely short waveform data (less than approximately
70 ms) cannot be loaded.
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6. Use the VALUE dial to select the file that you want to delete.
7. Press [F3] (DELETE).
You will be asked to confirm that you really want to
delete the file.
fig.11-08
8. To delete the file, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
9. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to return to the Play screen.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 12. Using the SP-505 with other MIDI devices
* Do not use a MIDI cable to directly connect the SP-505’s
MIDI IN connector to its own MIDI OUT connector (creating
a loop). The SP-505 may fail to operate correctly if this is done.
About MIDI
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a
universal standard, designed to provide for the exchange of
performance data among electronic musical instruments,
computers, and other devices. The SP-505 supports the use of
MIDI, and provides two MIDI connectors: MIDI IN and
MIDI OUT. These connectors can be connected to other MIDI
devices, thus greatly expanding your performance
possibilities.
About the MIDI connectors
The SP-505 has the following MIDI connectors.
MIDI IN:
Receives MIDI messages from other MIDI devices.
MIDI OUT:
Transmits MIDI messages from the SP-505.
Changing the MIDI settings
MIDI parameters
Pads Ch: 1–16, OFF
Specify the channel on which pad performance data will
be transmitted and received.
Part 1-4 Ch: 1–16, OFF
Specify the channel that will output the parts of the song
or pattern.
Prog Chg SW: OFF, ON
Specify whether program change messages will be
received and transmitted. On the SP-505, program
change messages are employed when switching the bank
that is to be played by MIDI (note messages).
Sync Mode: INT, MIDI, REMOTE, AUTO
Specify the mode used when synchronizing the SP-505’s
performance with an external MIDI device.
For details refer to “Synchronizing the performance of
the SP-505 and an external MIDI device,” p. 72.
Procedure
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
About the MIDI implementation chart
The MIDI implementation chart (p. 87) provides an easy way
to view the types of MIDI message that the SP-505 can
transmit and receive. Compare the SP-505’s MIDI
implementation chart with the implementation chart of some
other connected MIDI device, and use the MIDI messages
that are recognized by both devices.
For details of the SP-505’s MIDI functionality, refer to “MIDI
implementation.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F1] (UTILITY).
4. Press [F2] (MIDI).
fig.12-02
6. Press [PTN] or [SONG] to return to the Play screen.
* It is not possible to change MIDI settings while the sequencer
is playing.
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5. Press CURSOR [↓] [↑] to select the parameter, and use
the VALUE dial to change the setting.
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The MIDI Settings screen will appear.
Chapter 12. Using the SP-505 with other MIDI devices
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
3. Press [F1] (UTILITY).
4. Press [F2] (MIDI).
The SP-505 transmits pad performance data as sets
consisting of “program change message + note
message.” If this performance data is overdubbed on an
external sequencer, some sequencers may automatically
rearrange the overdubbed data, making it impossible for
the performance data to be reproduced correctly.
The MIDI Settings screen will appear.
5. Press CURSOR [↓] to select Sync Mode, and use the
VALUE dial to change the setting.
fig.12-04
Synchronizing the
performance of the SP-505
and an external MIDI device
In order for the performance to be synchronized with an
external MIDI device, you must decide which device (the SP505 or the external MIDI device) will control start/stop, and
which device will determine the BPM (Sync mode).
Connections for synchronized
performance
Use a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI OUT connector of the
master device to the MIDI IN connector of the SP-505.
fig.12-03
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
Start/Stop
BPM
INT
Control from SP-505
only
Use SP-505’s internal
BPM
MIDI
Control from SP-505/
Control from external
MIDI device
Use MIDI Clock
messages
REMOTE
Control from SP-505/
Control from external
MIDI device
Use SP-505’s internal
BPM
AUTO
Control from SP-505
Use SP-505’s internal
BPM
Control from external
MIDI device
Use MIDI Clock
messages
* If the Sync Mode is set to MIDI, playback will not occur
unless MIDI Clock messages are received from an external
MIDI device.
6. Press [PTN] or [SONG] to return to the Play screen.
Master
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Slave (SP-505)
Sync mode settings
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
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* At the factory settings, this is set to AUTO.
* It is not possible to change the MIDI settings while the
sequencer is playing.
Chapter 13. Making system settings
Here’s how to make system settings (such as LCD Contrast)
for the SP-505.
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
About the CONFIG parameters
LCD Contrast: 1–16
This adjusts the LCD contrast.
Pad Protect: (BANK 5–16) OFF, ON
For each pad bank, you can apply Protect to prevent the
samples from being erased.
Metronome LV: 0–10
This adjusts the metronome volume during pattern
recording.
Foot SW Asgn: PLAY, SMPL, PAD 1–16, FX
Specify the function of a foot switch connected to the FOOT
SW jack.
PLAY:
Control playback start/stop of a pattern or
song.
SMPL:
Control start/stop of sampling.
PAD 1–16:
Play the sound of the specified pad number.
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
3. Press [F1] (UTILITY).
4. Press [F1] (CONFIG).
The system settings screen will appear.
5. Use CURSOR [↑] [↓] to select the parameter, and use
the VALUE dial to make the setting.
fig.13-01
FX ON/OFF: Switch the effect on/off.
* When connecting a foot switch (FS-5U; sold separately) to the
FOOT SW jack, set the polarity switch as follows.
6. Press [PTN] or [SONG] to return to the Play screen.
fig.00-03
Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Polarity Switch
Chop Demo: OFF, ON
Determines whether a demo sound will be played when the
Chop function is used.
Pitch Demo: OFF, ON
Determines whether a demo sound will be played when the
Pitch function is used.
Power Up PTN: PRESET, USER
PRESET: Preset Pattern
USER:
User Pattern
Power Up BNK: PRESET, USER
Specify the pad bank that will be selected when the power is
turned on.
PRESET: Preset Bank
USER:
User Bank
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Specify the pattern that will be selected when the power is
turned on.
Chapter 14. Restoring the factory settings
Use the Initialize operation when you want to restore the
system and pattern data to the factory settings. You can restore
all data to the factory settings at once, or select a specific type
of data, such as sequencer settings, to be initialized.
3. Press [F1] (UTILITY).
4. Press [F3] (INIT).
The Initialize screen will appear.
fig.14-01a
Factory settings
Samples
Samples are assigned to pads [1]–[16] of user bank 1.
* Once you carry out an initialization, these samples will be
erased and cannot be recovered.
Sequencer (songs/patterns)
All songs are empty.
5. Use the VALUE dial to select the type of setting that
you want to initialize.
Init Target: ALL, SYSTEM, SAMPLE, SEQ
ALL:
All system-related parameters will be
initialized.
All pad samples will be erased. (Except for
preset samples)
All songs and all user patterns will be
erased.
SYSTEM:
System-related parameters will be
initialized.
SAMPLE:
All pad samples will be erased. (Except for
preset samples)
SEQ:
All songs and all user patterns will be
erased.
All user patterns are empty.
System
UTILITY CONFIG
LCD Contrast:
Pad Protect:
Metronome LV:
Foot SW Asgn:
Chop Demo:
Pitch Demo:
Power Up PTN:
Power Up BNK:
6
(BANK 5–16), OFF
10
PLAY
ON
ON
PRESET
PRESET
To cancel, press [F2] (CANCEL) or [EXIT].
UTILITY MIDI
Pads Ch:
Part 1–4 Ch:
Prog Chg SW:
Sync Mode:
6. To initialize the settings you selected, press [F1]
(EXECUTE).
1
OFF
ON
AUTO
When you press [F1] (EXECUTE), a screen asking you to
confirm that you indeed do want to carry out an
initialization appears.
fig.14-01b
Procedure
1. Press [SONG] or [PTN] to display the Play screen.
2. Press [SYSTEM] to display the System screen.
fig.10-01a
* If you attempt to initialize SAMPLE when sample memory is
protected, the display will ask “Protected! Sure?”.
7. To initialize the settings, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO)
8. Press [PTN] or [SONG] to return to the Play screen.
* It is not possible to display the System screen while a pattern
or song is playing.
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Never turn off the power while the display indicates
“Keep Power On!”
Chapter 15. Appendices
Troubleshooting
If the SP-505 does not operate as you expect, check the following points.
If this does not resolve the problem, please contact the nearest Roland Service Center or your dealer.
■ No sound/volume is too low
■ A specific sample does not sound
❍
❍ The level of that sample may have been lowered.
→ Check the level of the sample. (p. 44)
Is the power of the SP-505 and connected devices
turned on?
❍
Are the SP-505 and external devices connected
correctly?
→ Check the connections.
❍
An audio cable may be broken.
❍
The cable connected to DIGITAL IN may be broken.
❍
You may be using an audio cable with a built-in
resistor.
→ Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor
(e.g., Roland PCS series).
❍
The volume of a connected amp or mixer may be
turned down.
→ Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
❍ The volume of SP-505 may be turned down.
→ Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
❍
If you are using a memory card, is the memory card
inserted correctly?
→ Turn off the power, remove the memory card, and then
re-insert it correctly all the way.
❍
If you are attempting to play a sample, is the pad of the
sample lit?
→ When you press a pad that contains a sample, the pad
will light and the sample will sound. If the pad does not
light when you press it, a sample has not yet been
assigned to that pad. Sample a sound for the pad.
❍
If you are attempting to play a song or pattern, does the
song or pattern contain performance data?
→ Record the song or pattern so that it contains
performance data. (p. 63, 58)
❍
If you are attempting to play a song or pattern, MIDI
Sync Mode may be set to MIDI.
→ If MIDI Sync Mode is set to “MIDI,” playback will not
occur unless MIDI Clock is being received from an
external MIDI device. (p. 72)
❍ The effect level may have been lowered.
→ For some types of effect, the level can be adjusted by one
of the control knobs.
For the correspondence between effect types and control
knobs, refer to p. 36.
■ A sample does not stop sounding
❍
The Pad Play setting of the sample may be set to
DRUM.
→ Since the sample will continue sounding until the End
point, a long sample may give the impression that the
sound never stops.
If you want to change the way that the sample is played,
change the setting to something other than DRUM. (p.
44)
■ External input sound cannot be
heard/volume is too low
❍ Is [EXT SOURCE] lit?
→ In order for an external input sound to be heard, you
must press [EXT SOURCE] to make the pad light.
❍ The level of the external input may be lowered.
→ Adjust the REC LEVEL knob to an appropriate level.
❍
The volume of the device connected to LINE IN may be
lowered.
→ Adjust it to an appropriate level.
❍ Are the audio cables connected correctly?
→ Check the connections.
❍
An audio cable may be broken.
❍
The cable connected to DIGITAL IN may be broken.
❍
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Could you be using an audio cable with a built-in
resistor?
→ Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor
(e.g., Roland PCS series).
Chapter 15. Appendices
■ External input sound is not stereo/is
not monaural
■ Sampled sound contains excessive
noise or distortion
❍ [EXT SOURCE] may be set to monaural.
→ Change the [EXT SOURCE] setting Type=STEREO. (p.
33)
❍ Is the input level appropriate?
→ If the input level is too high, the sampled sound will be
distorted. If it is too low, noise will be heard. Turn the
REC LEVEL knob to adjust the level so that the third “❐”
from the top in the level meter shown in the display
becomes black occasionally.
❍ [EXT SOURCE] may be set to stereo.
→ Change the [EXT SOURCE] setting Type=MONO. (p. 33)
■ Mic sound is not output/is too weak
❍ Is the mic cable connected correctly?
→ Check the connection.
❍
The mic cable may be broken.
❍
The input source may be set to something other than
mic.
→ Press [SOURCE SELECT] to select “MIC.”
❍ The mic level may have been lowered.
→ Use the REC LEVEL knob to adjust the level
appropriately.
■ Can’t record a sample
❍ Is there enough memory capacity?
→ If there is insufficient memory, a message of “Memory
Full!” will appear when you attempt to sample.
Delete unneeded samples to increase the amount of free
space.
❍
If you are attempting to sample to a memory card, is
the memory card inserted correctly?
→ Turn off the power, remove the memory card, and reinsert the memory card correctly.
❍
If you are attempting to sample to a memory card, has
the memory card been formatted by the SP-505?
→ Format the memory card. (p. 66)
❍ Samples may have been assigned to all pads.
→ Sampling is not possible if there are no vacant pads.
Delete unneeded samples to free up one or more pads.
❍ A song/pattern may currently be playing or recording.
→ Press [STOP] to stop song/pattern playback or
recording.
❍ Could you currently be deleting or copying a sample?
→ Sampling cannot be performed while a sample is being
deleted or copied.
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❍ Are the effect settings appropriate?
→ Some types of effect may increase the level louder than
the original sample, or may intentionally distort the
sound. Some effects will also cause noise to be
emphasized.
Temporarily turn off effects, and check whether the
sample itself contains noise or distortion. Then adjust the
effect settings appropriately.
For the relation between effect types and control knobs,
refer to “Effects List” p. 36.
❍ Are multiple samples being played simultaneously?
→ Even if the level of each individual sample is
appropriate, simultaneously playing multiple samples
may cause the overall level to be excessively high,
causing distortion. Lower the level of each sample
(“Adjusting the settings of a sample,” p. 44) so that the
sound is not distorted.
Problems with internal memory
■ Data was not saved correctly in
internal memory
❍
It is possible that the power was turned off while data
was being written into internal memory (while the
“Keep Power On!” message was displayed). The lost
data cannot be recovered.
→ In this case, it is possible that all of the internal memory
data may be damaged.
If you continue using the SP-505 in this state, further
malfunctions may occur. Please initialize the internal
memory.
When you initialize, all data in internal memory will be
lost. (p. 74)
Chapter 15. Appendices
Problems with a memory card
Problems with MIDI or synchronization
■ Data was not saved correctly in a
memory card
■ Can’t play samples from an
external MIDI device
❍
❍
It is possible that the power was turned off while data
was being written into the memory card (while the
“Keep Power On!” message was displayed). The lost
data cannot be recovered.
→ In this case, it is possible that the data of the entire
memory card has been damaged.
If you continue using the SP-505 in this state, further
malfunctions may occur. Please format the memory card.
When you format, all data in the memory card will be
lost. (p. 66)
❍
The Protect sticker may be affixed to the memory card.
■ An inserted memory card is not
detected
Is the power of the external MIDI device turned on?
❍ Are the MIDI cables connected correctly?
→ Check the connections.
❍
A MIDI cable may be broken.
❍ Is the MIDI channel set correctly?
→ Set the MIDI channels of the SP-505 and external MIDI
device to the same setting. (p. 71)
❍
Is the external MIDI device set to transmit note
messages?
→ Make sure that the note numbers of the note messages
are in the range of note numbers that the SP-505 is able
to receive. (p. 83)
→ Check the settings of the external MIDI device.
❍
■ Can’t select data from a memory
card
❍ Is the memory card inserted correctly?
→ Turn off the power, remove the memory card, then reinsert the memory card correctly.
❍ Is the memory card an appropriate type?
→ The SP-505 can use 8 MB–128 MB (3.3V) SmartMedia
memory cards.
Other types cannot be used.
❍ Is the memory card formatted correctly?
→ Only memory cards that have been formatted by the SP505 or SP-303 can be used. Please format the memory
card. (p. 66)
Is the external MIDI device set to transmit program
change messages?
→ The SP-505 uses program change messages to switch pad
banks.
Make sure that the program numbers of the program
change messages are in the range of program numbers
that the SP-505 is able to receive. (p. 83)
→ Check the settings of the external MIDI device.
■ Pattern sequencer does not
synchronize to the BPM of an
external MIDI device
❍
Is the System parameter MIDI Sync Mode set
correctly?
→ Check the setting. (p. 72)
❍
Is the external MIDI device set to transmit MIDI clock
messages?
→ Some devices have a MIDI clock transmission on/off
setting. Also, some external rhythm machines or external
sequencers transmit MIDI clock only while they are
playing.
❍
Is the external MIDI device set to receive MIDI clock
messages?
→ Check the setting of the external MIDI device.
❍
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Does the BPM of the external MIDI device exceed the
BPM range to which the SP-505 can synchronize?
→ The SP-505 can synchronize to a BPM in the range of
40.0–200.0. Synchronization cannot be guaranteed
outside this range of BPM.
Chapter 15. Appendices
Error message list
■ Sampling related
Too Busy
Memory Full!
❍ Notes are not sounded in time.
→ Reduce the number of notes.
❍
Sampling is not possible because there is no space in
user memory.
→ Delete unneeded sample data. (p. 49)
❍ Ran out of user memory during sampling.
→ Delete unneeded sample data. (p. 49)
■ MIDI related
MIDI Off Line!
❍ Not enough memory to use the Chop function.
→ Delete unneeded sample data. (p. 49)
❍ There is a problem with the MIDI cable connection.
→ Check whether the MIDI cable has been disconnected or
broken.
❍ Not enough memory to use the Scale function.
→ Delete unneeded sample data. (p. 49)
MIDI Buffer Full!
❍
Awaiting Digital Signal
❍
You are attempting to sample the signal from
DIGITAL IN, no signal is detected.
→ Check whether a digital signal is being output from the
connected digital device. (For details, refer to the manual
for the connected device.)
❍
The sampling frequency of the signal from DIGITAL
IN is not 44.1 kHz.
→ Set the sampling frequency to 44.1 kHz. (For details refer
to the manual of the connected device.)
Not Sampling Bank!
❍
Sampling is not possible since the Chop bank or the
Pitch bank is selected.
→ Switch to another pad bank.
Protected!
❍
Deletion is not possible because the sample is
protected.
→ Turn off the protect setting of the sample. (p. 73)
❍
Overwriting is not possible because the sample is
protected.
→ Turn off the protect setting of the sample. (p. 73)
Protected! Sure?
❍
Initialization is not possible because the sample is
protected.
→ To continue with initialization, press [F1] (YES).
To cancel, press [F2] (NO).
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Too many MIDI messages were received all at once,
and the SP-505 was unable to process all of them.
→ Reduce the amount of MIDI messages being transmitted
to the SP-505.
MIDI Error!
❍ A MIDI message was not received correctly.
→ Check whether the MIDI cable has been disconnected or
broken.
→ Check whether invalid MIDI messages are being
transmitted.
■ Song/pattern recording related
Memory Full!
❍
Song/pattern cannot be saved because there is
insufficient space in user memory.
→ Delete unneeded songs or patterns.
Too Much Data!
❍
Recording/playback is not possible because there is too
much performance data, or because the BPM is too fast.
→ Lower the BPM. Delete unneeded performance data.
Pattern REC Full!
❍
No more data can be recorded in the pattern, since the
maximum number of notes that can be recorded has
been exceeded.
→ Delete unneeded data from the pattern being recorded.
(p. 59, 60)
Chapter 15. Appendices
Song REC Full!
❍
No more can be recorded in this song, since the
maximum number of patterns in one song has been
exceeded.
→ A maximum of 999 patterns can be registered as part of
one song. No further patterns can be registered.
■ Card related
WARNING! Turn OFF Power Data
Maybe Damaged!
❍
A card was inserted or removed while the power was
on, or the power was turned on when a card was
inserted halfway.
→ Turn off the power, remove the card or insert it correctly,
and then turn the power on once again.
❍
You are attempting to load a WAV/AIFF file that
cannot be loaded into the SP-505.
→ Read the cautionary notes regarding the loading of
WAV/AIFF files. (p. 70)
■ System related
Too Busy
❍ The data could not be processed fast enough.
→ Operate the buttons or VALUE dial more slowly.
Memory Damaged
❍ The contents of internal memory have been destroyed.
→ Perform the Initialize operation as directed by the
display.
If this does not resolve the problem, contact a nearby
Roland service center.
Memory Full!
❍
Data cannot be saved, since there is insufficient space
remaining on the memory card.
→ Delete unneeded data. (p. 69)
❍
There is not enough memory to load the WAV/AIFF
file.
→ Delete unneeded samples. (p. 49)
→ Reduce the size of the WAV/AIFF file.
Protected!
❍
Sampling to a memory card bank is not possible
because a write-protect sticker is affixed to the memory
card.
→ Remove the write-protect sticker from the memory card.
❍
Data cannot be saved because a write-protect sticker is
affixed to the memory card.
→ Remove the write-protect sticker from the memory card.
Unsupported Format!
❍
The format of the inserted memory card is a format that
the SP-505 cannot use.
→ The SP-505 is able to use only 8–128 MB Smart Media
memory cards with a 3.3 V power supply. Please check
the type of card you are using.
❍
Loading/saving is not possible because the sample or
sequencer data is corrupted.
→ Either erase (p. 69) the offending data, or format the
memory card (p. 66).
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Chapter 15. Appendices
Parameter List
Parameter
Display
Value
SOURCE SELECT
SOURCE SELECT
LINE, COAXIAL, OPTICAL, MIC
Type
Type
MONO, STEREO
Grade
Grade
STANDARD, LONG, LO-FI
Auto
Auto
OFF, LEVEL 1–8
With BPM
With BPM
OFF, 40.0–200.0
SOURCE SELECT
SOURCE SELECT
LINE, MIC
Type
Type
MONO, STEREO
Grade
Grade
STANDARD, LONG, LO-FI
Auto
Auto
OFF, ON
Level
Level
0–127
Panpot
Panpot
LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT
Pad Play
Pad Play
TRIG, GATE, DRUM
Loop Mode
Loop Mode
OFF, ON
Reverse
Reverse
OFF, ON
Play Type
Play Type
SINGLE, PHRASE
Measure
Measure
1/128–1/2, 1–99998
Beat
Beat
1/4–1/8
Amplify
Amplify
0–400
Play BPM
40.0–200.0
SYNC BPM
40.0–200.0
Resolution
1–10
Pitch Mode
Pitch Mode
SOLO L, SOLO H, MUSIC
Original Key
Original Key
C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C <UP>
Pitch Bank
Pitch Bank
1, 2
Pad Accent
1–127
Pad Bank
1–32
SONG
SONG
1–20
Initial BPM
Initial BPM
PTN, 40.0–200.0
Step
Step
1–999
PATTERN
PATTERN
PRESET 1–40, USER 1–100
Measure
Measure
1–8
Beat
Beat
1/4–4/4
BPM
BPM
40.0–200.0
Part Mute
Part Mute
OFF,ON
Quantize
QTZ
Quarter note, Quarter note triplet, Eighth note, Eight note triplet,
Sixteenth note, Sixteenth note triplet, 32nd note, 32nd note triplet, OFF
Rehearsal
RHR
OFF, ON
Sampling
Resampling
Wave Edit
BPM Adjust
Play BPM
BPM Sync
SYNC BPM
Chop
Resolution
Pitch
Pad Accent
Pad Accent
Pad Bank
Pad Bank
Song
Pattern
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Chapter 15. Appendices
Parameter
Display
Value
Position
Position
Eighth note, 32nd note
Percentage
Percentage
50–100%
Part 1 Swing
Part 1 Swing
OFF, ON
Part 2 Swing
Part 2 Swing
OFF, ON
Part 3 Swing
Part 3 Swing
OFF, ON
Part 4 Swing
Part 4 Swing
OFF, ON
LCD Contrast
LCD Contrast
1–16
Pad Protect
Pad Protect
BANK5–16: OFF, ON
Metronome Level
Metronome LV
0–10
Foot Switch Assign
Foot SW Asgn
PLAY, SMPL, PAD1–16, FX
Chop Demo
Chop Demo
OFF, ON
Pitch Demo
Pitch Demo
OFF, ON
Power UP Pattern
Power UP PTN
PRESET, USER
Power UP Bank
Power UP BNK
PRESET, USER
Pads Channel
Pads Ch
1–16, OFF
Part 1 Channel
Part 1 Ch
1–16, OFF
Part 2 Channel
Part 2 Ch
1–16, OFF
Part 3 Channel
Part 3 Ch
1–16, OFF
Part 4 Channel
Part 4 Ch
1–16, OFF
Program Change Switch
Prog Chg SW
OFF, ON
Sync Mode
Sync Mode
INT, MIDI, REMOTE, AUTO
Init Target
ALL, SYSTEM, SAMPLE, SEQ
Target
U001–100
From
From
P001–040, U001–100
To
To
U001–100
Target
U01–20
From
From
U01–20
To
To
U01–20
From
From
BACKUP 1–16
To
To
USER 1–8, CHOP 1–2, PITCH 1–2, CARD 1–16
From
BACKUP 1–16
From
From
*.WAV, *.AIF
To
To
USER 1-1 – 8-16, CARD 1-1 – 16-16
From
From
PRESET 1–4, USER 1–8, CHOP 1–2, PITCH 1–2, CARD 1–16
To
To
BACKUP 1–16
To
BACKUP 1–16
Position Swing
System Utility Configuration
System Utility MIDI
System Utility Initialize
Initialize Target
System Delete Pattern
Target
System Copy Pattern
System Delete Song
Target
System Copy Song
System Card Load Sample
System Card Load Song/Pattern
From
System Card Load File
System Card Save Sample
To
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System Card Save Song/Pattern
Chapter 15. Appendices
Preset Sample
PAD
BANK
1
2
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PAD
No.
Sample Name
1
TR808 Kick 1
2
Preset Pattern
PAD
BANK
3
PAD
No.
Sample Name
No.
Pattern Name
1
HIP-HOP 01
BPM
Measure
94
4
1
TR909 Kick
2
HIP-HOP 02
92
4
TR808Cowbell
2
TR909 Rim
3
HIP-HOP 03
102
4
3
TR808 Snr
3
TR909 Snr 1
4
HIP-HOP 04
98
4
4
TR808 Clap
4
TR909 Clap 1
5
HIP-HOP 05
99
4
5
TR909 Snr 3
5
TR909 Snr 2
6
HIP-HOP 06
92
4
6
CR78 Beat
6
TR909 DstTom
7
HIP-HOP 07
85
4
7
TR808 CHH
7
TR909 CHH
8
HIP-HOP 08
87
4
8
TR808 Kick 2
8
TR909 BD9
9
HIP-HOP 09
91
4
9
CR78 Guiro
9
TechnoShaker
10
HIP-HOP 10
99
4
10
TR808 Conga
10
TR727 Agogo
11
HIP-HOP 11
93
4
11
TR808 OHH
11
TR909 OHH
12
HIP-HOP 12
100
4
12
TR808 Tom
12
TR909 Tom
13
HIP-HOP 13
102
4
13
CR78 Tamb
13
Finger Snap
14
HIP-HOP 14
97
4
14
TR606 Cym
14
TR909 Crash
15
HIP-HOP 15
100
4
15
Techno Scene
15
TR909 Clap 2
16
HIP-HOP 16
120
8
16
808 Maracas
16
TR909 RIDE
17
HIP-HOP 17
120
8
1
Bass G1
1
Hip Kick
4
18
HIP-HOP 18
110
8
2
HipJazz Snr
2
Bass G2
19
HIP-HOP 19
89
8
3
Jazz Snare
3
TB303 G1
20
HOUSE 01
132
4
4
Funk Clap
4
TB303 G2
21
HOUSE 02
132
4
5
Macho Snare
5
Sin Bass G1
22
HOUSE 03
126
4
6
R&B Snare
6
Sin Bass G2
23
HOUSE 04
126
4
7
Real CHH
7
Acostic Bass G1
24
HOUSE 05
126
4
8
Lo-Fi Kick
8
Acostic Bass G2
25
HOUSE 06
128
4
9
Pedal Hat
9
Juno Bass G1
26
HOUSE 07
123
4
10
Pop Hat Open
10
Juno Bass G2
27
HOUSE 08
118
4
11
Hip OHH
11
Synth Pad G3
28
HOUSE 09
123
4
12
Philly Hit
12
Synth Pad G4
29
HOUSE 10
129
4
13
Tambourine
13
Piano G3
30
HOUSE 11
120
8
14
NaturalCrash
14
Piano G4
31
TECHNO 01
140
4
15
Pop CHH
15
Organ G3
32
TECHNO 02
140
4
16
Natural Ride
16
Organ G4
33
TECHNO 03
136
4
34
TECHNO 04
136
4
35
D&B 01
155
4
36
D&B 02
164
4
37
D&B 03
164
4
38
D&B 04
150
4
39
BigBeat 01
110
8
40
BigBeat 02
120
8
Chapter 15. Appendices
MIDI Implementation
Model:
Date:
Version:
SP-505
Aug. 10, 2001
1.00
After reception of the Program Change (#33 - 36), note numbers 00H - 7FH (0 - 127) are
received.
❍After reception of the Program Change #33
1. RECOGNIZED RECEIVE DATA
■Channel Voice Message
Receive the note on/off in the MIDI channel number which is designated with "Pads
Channel" in the system parameter “SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI.”
❍Note On
Third
llH
01H - 7FH
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
01H - 7FH (1 - 127)
❍Note Off
Status
Second
8nH
mmH
9nH
mmH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
mm = Note Number:
ll = Velocity:
Third
llH
00H
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
After reception of the Program Change (#1 - 12, #17 - 32), note numbers 23H - 33H (35 - 51)
are received.
Pad Number
Pad EXT
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Pad 5
Pad 6
Pad 7
Pad 8
Pad 9
Pad 10
Pad 11
Pad 12
Pad 13
Pad 14
Pad 15
Pad 16
Note Number
35 (23H)
36 (24H)
37 (25H)
38 (26H)
39 (27H)
40 (28H)
41 (29H)
42 (2AH)
43 (2BH)
44 (2CH)
45 (2DH)
46 (2EH)
47 (2FH)
48 (30H)
49 (31H)
50 (32H)
51 (33H)
--GS TONE KICK 1
GS TONE SIDE STICK
GS TONE SNARE 1
GS TONE HAND CLAP
GS TONE SNARE 2
GS TONE LOW TOM 2
GS TONE CLOSED HH
GS TONE LOW TOM 1
GS TONE PEDAL HH
GS TONE MID TOM 2
GS TONE OPEN HH
GS TONE MID TOM 1
GS TONE HI TOM 2
GS TONE CYMBAL
GS TONE HI TOM 1
GS TONE Ride Cymbal 1
After reception of the Program Change (#15, 16), note numbers 23H (35), 3CH -483H (60 72) are received.
Bank 9
:
Bank 12
Bank 13
:
Bank 14
Bank 15
:
Bank 16
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
0 (00H)
:
63 (3FH)
-- (--H)
:
-- (--H)
95 (5FH)
:
127 (7FH)
❍After reception of the Program Change #35
Bank 17
:
Bank 24
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
0 (00H)
:
127 (7FH)
❍After reception of the Program Change #36
Bank 25
:
Bank 32
*
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
0 (00H)
:
127 (7FH)
Not received if the PAD BANK is the CHOP BANK (#13, 14).
●Program Change
Receive the message in the MIDI channel number which is designated with "Pads Channel"
in the system parameter "SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI".
This message is received when the "Prog Chg SW" of the system parameter "SYSTEM /
MIDI PARAMETER" is set at ON.
Status
Second
CnH
ppH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
pp = Program Number:
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
00H - 1FH (pad bank 1 - 12, 15 - 32)
20H - 23H (pad bank 1 - 32)
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| PC# | PAD BANK
| PC# | PAD BANK
| PC# | PAD BANK
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 1 | PRESET BANK 1 | 17 | CARD BANK 1
| 33 | PRESET BANK 1 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| :
|
| 2 | PRESET BANK 2 | 18 | CARD BANK 2
|
| USER BANK 4
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 3 | PRESET BANK 3 | 19 | CARD BANK 3
| 34 | USER BANK 5
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| :
|
| 4 | PRESET BANK 4 | 20 | CARD BANK 4
|
| PITCH BANK 2 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 5 | USER BANK 1
| 21 | CARD BANK 5
| 35 | CARD BANK 1
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| :
|
| 6 | USER BANK 2
| 22 | CARD BANK 6
|
| CARD BANK 8
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 7 | USER BANK 3
| 23 | CARD BANK 7
| 36 | CARD BANK 9
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| :
|
| 8 | USER BANK 4
| 24 | CARD BANK 8
|
| CARD BANK 16 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 9 | USER BANK 5
| 25 | CARD BANK 9
|
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 10 | USER BANK 6
| 26 | CARD BANK 10 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 11 | USER BANK 7
| 27 | CARD BANK 11 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 12 | USER BANK 8
| 28 | CARD BANK 12 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| -- | --| 29 | CARD BANK 13 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| -- | --| 30 | CARD BANK 14 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 15 | PITCH BANK 1 | 31 | CARD BANK 15 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
| 16 | PITCH BANK 2 | 32 | CARD BANK 16 |
+-----+---------------+-----+---------------+
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Note Number
35 (23H)
-- (--H)
61 (3DH)
63 (3FH)
-- (--H)
66 (42H)
68 (44H)
70 (46H)
-- (--H)
60 (3CH)
62 (3EH)
64 (40H)
65 (41H)
67 (43H)
69 (45H)
71 (47H)
72 (48H)
Note Number
0 (00H)
:
127 (7FH)
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Pad Number
Pad EXT
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Pad 5
Pad 6
Pad 7
Pad 8
Pad 9
Pad 10
Pad 11
Pad 12
Pad 13
Pad 14
Pad 15
Pad 16
Pad Numbe
Pad 1
:
Pad 16
❍After reception of the Program Change #34
●Note On/Off
Status
Second
9nH
mmH
9nH
mmH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
mm = Note Number:
ll = Velocity:
Pad Bank
Bank 1
:
Bank 8
Chapter 15. Appendices
■ Channel Mode Message
■ System Exclusive Message
● All Sound Off (Controller No.120)
Status
F0H
Data Bytes
iiH, ddH, ..., eeH
Byte
F0H
ddH
:
eeH
F7H
Description
Status of System Exclusive Message
Data: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
:
Data
EOX (End of System Exclusive Message)
Status
Second
Third
BnH
78H
00H
n = MIDI Channel Number: 00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
* All Current active voice in the specified channel will be shut off.
■ System Common Message
● Song Position Pointer
If the system parameter “SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI” setting “MIDI Sync Mode” is set to
“MIDI/AUTO,” Song Position Pointer messages are received when stopped.
Status
Second
Third
F2H
mmH
nnH
nn, mm = Song Position Point: 00H 00H - 7FH 7FH
● Song Select
Status
Second
F3H
ssH
ss = Song Number: 00H-13H (0-19)
■ System Realtime Message
Status
F7H
● Universal System Exclusive Message
❍ INQUIRY MESSAGE
Identity Request
Status
F0H
Data Bytes
7EH, 7FH, 06H, 01H
Status
F7H
Byte
F0H
7EH
7FH
06H
01H
F7H
Description
Status of System Exclusive Message
Universal System Exclusive Message Non Realtime Header
Broadcast
General Information (sub-ID #1)
Identity Request (sub-ID #2)
EOX (End of System Exclusive Message)
The message is used to request the particular information of the SP-505.
The SP-505 does not transmit the message.
If the SP-505 received the message, the SP-505 transmits the prescribed Identity Reply
message.
● Timing Clock
This message is received when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter “SYSTEM/
UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “MIDI/AUTO”.
2. TRANSMITTED DATA
Status
F8H
■ Channel Voice Message
● Start
This message is received when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter “SYSTEM/
UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “MIDI/AUTO/REMOTE”.
Status
FAH
● Continue
This message is received when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter “SYSTEM/
UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “MIDI/AUTO/REMOTE”.
Status
FBH
● Note On/Off
Transmit the note on/off in the MIDI channel number which is designated with “Pads
Channel” or “Part1-4 Channel” in the system parameter “SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI”.
Status
Second
9nH
mmH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
mm = Note Number:
ll = Velocity:
Third
llH
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
23H - 48H (35 - 72)
01H - 7FH (1 - 127) / 00H = NOTE OFF
Pad bank (#1) receive note numbers 23H (35).
Pad Number
Pad EXT
Note Number
35 (23H)
● Stop
This message is received when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter “SYSTEM/
UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “MIDI/AUTO/REMOTE”.
Status
FCH
● Active Sensing
Status
FEH
* Whenever the SP-505 receives this message, it monitors the interval of the incoming
data.If the subsequent message has not arrived within about 400 ms after the previous
data it processes all tracks as though it has received All Sound Off, and mutes the
sounding voices, then stops monitoring receiving interval.
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Pad banks (#1-12, #17-32) receive note numbers 23H-33H (35-51).
Pad Number
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Pad 5
Pad 6
Pad 7
Pad 8
Pad 9
Pad 10
Pad 11
Pad 12
Pad 13
Pad 14
Pad 15
Pad 16
Note Number
36 (24H)
37 (25H)
38 (26H)
39 (27H)
40 (28H)
41 (29H)
42 (2AH)
43 (2BH)
44 (2CH)
45 (2DH)
46 (2EH)
47 (2FH)
48 (30H)
49 (31H)
50 (32H)
51 (33H)
GS TONE KICK 1
GS TONE SIDE STICK
GS TONE SNARE 1
GS TONE HAND CLAP
GS TONE SNARE 2
GS TONE LOW TOM 2
GS TONE CLOSED HH
GS TONE LOW TOM 1
GS TONE PEDAL HH
GS TONE MID TOM 2
GS TONE OPEN HH
GS TONE MID TOM 1
GS TONE HI TOM 2
GS TONE CYMBAL
GS TONE HI TOM 1
GS TONE Ride Cymbal 1
Chapter 15. Appendices
If the Pad Bank is the PITCH BANK (#15, 16), note numbers 23H (35) and 3CH-48H (60-72)
are transmitted.
Pad Number
Note Number
Pad 1
-- (--H)
Pad 2
61 (3DH)
Pad 3
63 (3FH)
Pad 4
-- (--H)
Pad 5
66 (42H)
Pad 6
68 (44H)
Pad 7
70 (46H)
Pad 8
-- (--H)
Pad 9
60 (3CH)
Pad 10
62 (3EH)
Pad 11
64 (40H)
Pad 12
65 (41H)
Pad 13
67 (43H)
Pad 14
69 (45H)
Pad 15
71 (47H)
Pad 16
72 (48H)
* Not transmitted if the Pad Bank is the CHOP BANK (#13, 14).
● Program Change
■ System Realtime Message
This message is transmitted when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter
“SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “INT/AUTO/REMOTE”.
● Timing Clock
Status
F8H
● Start
Status
FAH
● Continue
Status
FBH
● Stop
Transmit the message in the MIDI channel number which is designated with “Pads
Channel” or “Part1-4 Channel” in the system parameter “SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI”. After
the pad bank is switched, this is transmitted as a set together with note data.
This message is transmitted when the “Prog Chg SW” of the system parameter “SYSTEM/
UTILITY/MIDI” is set at ON.
Status
Second
CnH
ppH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
pp = Program Number:
ss = Song Number: 00H-13H (0-19)
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
00H - 1FH (pad bank 1 - 12, 15 - 32)
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| PC# | PAD BANK
| PC# | PAD BANK
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 1 | PRESET BANK 1 | 17 | CARD BANK 1
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 2 | PRESET BANK 2 | 18 | CARD BANK 2
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 3 | PRESET BANK 3 | 19 | CARD BANK 3
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 4 | PRESET BANK 4 | 20 | CARD BANK 4
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 5 | USER BANK 1
| 21 | CARD BANK 5
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 6 | USER BANK 2
| 22 | CARD BANK 6
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 7 | USER BANK 3
| 23 | CARD BANK 7
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 8 | USER BANK 4
| 24 | CARD BANK 8
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 9 | USER BANK 5
| 25 | CARD BANK 9
|
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 10 | USER BANK 6
| 26 | CARD BANK 10 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 11 | USER BANK 7
| 27 | CARD BANK 11 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 12 | USER BANK 8
| 28 | CARD BANK 12 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| —— | ———
| 29 | CARD BANK 13 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| —— | ———
| 30 | CARD BANK 14 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 15 | PITCH BANK 1 | 31 | CARD BANK 15 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
| 16 | PITCH BANK 2 | 32 | CARD BANK 16 |
+—————+———————————————+—————+———————————————+
■ System Common Message
This message is transmitted when the “MIDI Sync Mode” of the system parameter
“SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI” is set at “INT/AUTO/REMOTE”.
● Song Position Pointer
In Song mode, the current location is transmitted as a Song Position Pointer message when
the song is stopped.
Status
Second
Third
F2H
mmH
nnH
nn, mm = Song Position Point: 00H 00H - 7FH 7FH
Status
FCH
● Active Sensing
Status
FEH
* Always transmitted at intervals of approximately 250 ms.
■ System Exclusive Message
Status
F0H
Data Bytes
iiH, ddH, ..., eeH
Status
F7H
Byte
F0H
ddH
:
eeH
F7H
Description
Status of System Exclusive Message
Data: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127)
:
Data
EOX (End of System Exclusive Message)
❍ About Model ID
The SP-505 uses 00H 39H as a Model ID.
● Universal System Exclusive Message
❍ INQUIRY MESSAGE
Identity Reply
Status
F0H
Data Bytes
7EH,10FH,06H,02H,41H,39H,01H,
00H,00H,00H,02H,00H,00H
Status
F7H
Byte
F0H
7EH
10H
06H
02H
41H
39H 01H
00H 00H
00H
02H
00H 00H
F7H
Description
Status of System Exclusive Message
Universal System Exclusive Message Non Realtime Header
Device ID
General Information (sub-ID #1)
Identity Reply (sub-ID #2)
Manufacturer ID (Roland)
Device Family Code (SP-505)
Device family No.
Softeware Revision Level
EOX (End of System Exclusive Message)
The above Identity Reply message is transmitted when an Identity Request is received.
Transmitted in one of the following operations:
When the Song mode has been selected.
When the song has been selected in the Song mode.
Status
F3H
Second
ssH
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Appendices
● Song Select
Chapter 15. Appendices
3. Messages stored in sequencer
4. Supplementary material
■ Channel Voice Message
● Decimal/Hexadecimal table
(hexadecimal values are indicated by a following H)
The following channel voice messages on the MIDI channel number specified by the system
parameter “SYSTEM/UTILITY/MIDI” setting “Pads Channel” are stored.
● Note On/Off
Status
Second
9nH
mmH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
mm = Note Number:
ll = Velocity:
Third
llH
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
23H - 33H (35 - 51) / 23H(35), 3CH - 48H (60 - 72)
01H - 7FH (1 - 127) / 00H = NOTE OFF
For Pad Banks (#1-12, #17-32), note numbers 23H-33H (35-51) are stored.
Pad Number
Pad EXT
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Pad 5
Pad 6
Pad 7
Pad 8
Pad 9
Pad 10
Pad 11
Pad 12
Pad 13
Pad 14
Pad 15
Pad 16
Note Number
35 (23H)
36 (24H)
37 (25H)
38 (26H)
39 (27H)
40 (28H)
41 (29H)
42 (2AH)
43 (2BH)
44 (2CH)
45 (2DH)
46 (2EH)
47 (2FH)
48 (30H)
49 (31H)
50 (32H)
51 (33H)
--GS TONE KICK 1
GS TONE SIDE STICK
GS TONE SNARE 1
GS TONE HAND CLAP
GS TONE SNARE 2
GS TONE LOW TOM 2
GS TONE CLOSED HH
GS TONE LOW TOM 1
GS TONE PEDAL HH
GS TONE MID TOM 2
GS TONE OPEN HH
GS TONE MID TOM 1
GS TONE HI TOM 2
GS TONE CYMBAL
GS TONE HI TOM 1
GS TONE Ride Cymbal 1
MIDI uses 7-bit hexadecimal values to indicate data values and the address and size of
exclusive messages. The following table shows the correspondence between decimal and
hexadecimal numbers.
+——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————+
| D
| H
|| D
| H
|| D
| H
|| D
| H
|
+——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————+
|
0 | 00H ||
32 | 20H ||
64 | 40H ||
96 | 60H |
|
1 | 01H ||
33 | 21H ||
65 | 41H ||
97 | 61H |
|
2 | 02H ||
34 | 22H ||
66 | 42H ||
98 | 62H |
|
3 | 03H ||
35 | 23H ||
67 | 43H ||
99 | 63H |
|
4 | 04H ||
36 | 24H ||
68 | 44H || 100 | 64H |
|
5 | 05H ||
37 | 25H ||
69 | 45H || 101 | 65H |
|
6 | 06H ||
38 | 26H ||
70 | 46H || 102 | 66H |
|
7 | 07H ||
39 | 27H ||
71 | 47H || 103 | 67H |
|
8 | 08H ||
40 | 28H ||
72 | 48H || 104 | 68H |
|
9 | 09H ||
41 | 29H ||
73 | 49H || 105 | 69H |
|
10 | 0AH ||
42 | 2AH ||
74 | 4AH || 106 | 6AH |
|
11 | 0BH ||
43 | 2BH ||
75 | 4BH || 107 | 6BH |
|
12 | 0CH ||
44 | 2CH ||
76 | 4CH || 108 | 6CH |
|
13 | 0DH ||
45 | 2DH ||
77 | 4DH || 109 | 6DH |
|
14 | 0EH ||
46 | 2EH ||
78 | 4EH || 110 | 6EH |
|
15 | 0FH ||
47 | 2FH ||
79 | 4FH || 111 | 6FH |
|
16 | 10H ||
48 | 30H ||
80 | 50H || 112 | 70H |
|
17 | 11H ||
49 | 31H ||
81 | 51H || 113 | 71H |
|
18 | 12H ||
50 | 32H ||
82 | 52H || 114 | 72H |
|
19 | 13H ||
51 | 33H ||
83 | 53H || 115 | 73H |
|
20 | 14H ||
52 | 34H ||
84 | 54H || 116 | 74H |
|
21 | 15H ||
53 | 35H ||
85 | 55H || 117 | 75H |
|
22 | 16H ||
54 | 36H ||
86 | 56H || 118 | 76H |
|
23 | 17H ||
55 | 37H ||
87 | 57H || 119 | 77H |
|
24 | 18H ||
56 | 38H ||
88 | 58H || 120 | 78H |
|
25 | 19H ||
57 | 39H ||
89 | 59H || 121 | 79H |
|
26 | 1AH ||
58 | 3AH ||
90 | 5AH || 122 | 7AH |
|
27 | 1BH ||
59 | 3BH ||
91 | 5BH || 123 | 7BH |
|
28 | 1CH ||
60 | 3CH ||
92 | 5CH || 124 | 7CH |
|
29 | 1DH ||
61 | 3DH ||
93 | 5DH || 125 | 7DH |
|
30 | 1EH ||
62 | 3EH ||
94 | 5EH || 126 | 7EH |
|
31 | 1FH ||
63 | 3FH ||
95 | 5FH || 127 | 7FH |
+——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————++——————+——————+
D: decimal
H: hexadecimal
If the Pad Bank is the PITCH BANK (#15, 16), note numbers 23H (35) and 3CH-48H (60-72)
are stored.
*
Pad Number
*
Pad EXT
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Pad 5
Pad 6
Pad 7
Pad 8
Pad 9
Pad 10
Pad 11
Pad 12
Pad 13
Pad 14
Pad 15
Pad 16
Note Number
35 (23H)
-- (--H)
61 (3DH)
63 (3FH)
-- (--H)
66 (42H)
68 (44H)
70 (46H)
-- (--H)
60 (3CH)
62 (2EH)
64 (40H)
65 (41H)
67 (43H)
69 (45H)
71 (47H)
72 (48H)
*
*
Decimal expressions such as used for MIDI channel, Bank Select, and Program Change
will be the value 1 greater than the decimal value given in the above table.
Since each MIDI byte carries 7 significant data bits, each byte can express a maximum of
128 different values. Data for which higher resolution is required must be transmitted
using two or more bytes. For example a value indicated as a two-byte value of aa bbH
would have a value of aa x 128 + bb.
For a signed number (+/-), 00H = -64, 40H = +/-0, and 7FH = +63. I.e., the decimal
equivalent will be 64 less than the decimal value given in the above table. For a two-byte
signed number, 00 00H = -8192, 40 00H = +/-0, and 7F 7FH = +8191. For example the
decimal expression of aa bbH would be aa bbH - 40 00H = (aa x 128 + bb - 64 x 128.
Hexadecimal notation in two 4-bit units is used for data indicated as nibbled The nibbled
two-byte value of 0a 0b H would be a x 16 + b.
<Example1>
What is the decimal equivalent of 5AH?
From the above table, 5AH = 90.
<Example2>
What is the decimal equivalent of the 7-bit hexadecimal values 12 34H?
From the above table, 12H = 18 and 34H = 52
Thus, 18 x 128 + 52 = 2356
● Program Change
Pad Bank changes are stored.
<Example3>
Status
Second
CnH
ppH
n = MIDI Channel Number:
pp = Program Number:
What is the decimal equivalent of the nibbled expression 0A 03 09 0DH?
From the above table, 0AH = 10, 03H = 3, 09H = 9, 0DH = 13
Thus, the result is ((10 x 16 + 3) x 16 + 9) x 16 + 13 = 41885
00H - 0FH (ch.1 - ch.16)
00H - 1FH (pad bank 1 -12, 15 - 32)
<Example4>
*
The SP-505s sequencer stores performance data as packages consisting of Note On/Off
data and Program Change data. It is not possible to store Program Change data by itself.'
86
What is the nibbled equivalent of the decimal number 1258?
16 )1258
16 ) 78...10
16 )
4...14
0... 4
From the above table, 0=00H, 4=04H, 14=0EH, 10=0AH
Thus the result is 00 04 0E 0AH
Chapter 15. Appendices
MIDI Implementation Chart
Groove Sampling Workstation
Date : Aug. 10, 2001
MIDI Implementation Chart
Model SP-505
Transmitted
Function...
Recognized
Basic
Channel
Default
Changed
1–16
1–16
1–16
1–16
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
X
Mode 3
X
X
**************
Note
Number : True Voice
35–51, 60–72
**************
0–127
0–127
Velocity
Note On
Note Off
1–127
X 9n, v = 0
O
X
After
Touch
Key's
Channel's
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pitch Bend
Version : 1.00
Remarks
Memorized
Control
Change
Program
Change
0–31
*1
0–35
*1
Switching Pad Banks
0–19
: True Number
O
System Exclusive
O
: Song Position
System
: Song Select
Common
O
O
*2
*2
O
O
*3
*3
: Clock
System
Real Time : Commands
O
O
*2
*2
O
O
*3
*4
: All Sound Off
: Reset All Controllers
Aux
: Local On/Off
Messages : All Notes Off
: Active Sensing
: System Reset
X
X
X
X
O
X
Notes
Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO
O : Yes
X : No
87
6
Transmitted only when MIDI: Prog Chg SW=ON
Not transmitted when MIDI: Sync Mode=MIDI
Not received when MIDI: Sync Mode=INT, REMOTE
Not received when MIDI: Sync Mode=INT
Appendices
Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
*1
*2
*3
*4
O
X
X
X
O
X
Chapter 15. Appendices
Specifications
SP-505: Groove Sampling Workstation
Maximum Polyphony
Nominal Output Level
8 notes
Output (line): -10 dBu
Internal Memory
Output Impedance
Samples: 250 (16 banks)
2kΩ
Expansion Card Memory
Display
Samples: 256 (16 banks)
128 x 64 pixels
Graphic LCD with backlight
Maximum Sampling Time
Connectors
Internal (times approximate)
STANDARD
LONG
2 minutes
5 minutes
LO-FI
17 minutes
Memory card (times approximate)
Capacity
8 MB
STANDARD
LONG
LO-FI
4 minutes
8 minutes
24 minutes
16 MB
8 minutes
16 minutes
49 minutes
32 MB
16 minutes
32 minutes
98 minutes
64 MB
32 minutes
64 minutes
197 minutes
128 MB
64 minutes
129 minutes
395 minutes
Sampling Frequency
STANDARD: 44.1 kHz
LONG:
22.05 kHz
LO-FI:
11.025 kHz
Data Format
SP-505 original format
Track Recording Methods
Event recording (Realtime/Microscope Edit)
Audio recording
Number of Recordable Events (pad operations)
Approximately 15,000 events
Signal Processing
AD conversion: 20 bit
DA conversion: 20 bit
Nominal Input Level
Input (line):
Input (mic):
88
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (BRC series)
Current Draw
800 mA
Dimensions
298 (W) x 254 (D) x 64 (H) mm
11-3/4 (W) x 10 (D) x 2-9/16 (H) inches
Weight
1.4 kg/ 3 lbs 2 oz (excluding AC Adaptor)
Accessories
AC Adaptor (BRC series)
Owner’s Manual
Roland Service (information sheet)
Options
Foot Switch: FS-5U
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
-10 dBu
-55 to -25 dBu
Input Impedance
50 k Ω (line)
2 k Ω (mic)
PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
MIC jack (1/4 inch phone type)
LINE OUT jacks L/R (RCA phono type)
LINE IN jacks L/R (RCA phono type)
DIGITAL IN connectors (optical/coaxial)
FOOT SW jack (1/4 inch phone type)
MIDI connectors (IN/OUT)
AC Adaptor jack (AC 14 V)
In the interest of product improvement, the
specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject
to change without prior notice.
Index
A
M
Accent ........................................................................................ 61
Add ............................................................................................ 52
Auto ........................................................................................... 42
Manual ...................................................................................... 43
Measure ..................................................................................... 45
Memory Card ........................................................................... 66
Microscope editing ............................................................ 58–59
MIDI .......................................................................................... 71
Monaural sampling ................................................................. 39
Mute ..................................................................................... 57, 62
B
Beat ............................................................................................ 45
BOTTOM .................................................................................. 46
BPM ................................................................... 24–25, 33, 46, 55
BPM ADJUST ............................................................... 24, 33, 46
BPM SYNC ............................................................................... 25
C
Card bank ................................................................................. 29
Card Cover ................................................................................. 5
CHOP .................................................................................. 26, 51
Chop bank ................................................................................ 29
CLIPBOARD ...................................................................... 49–50
CONFIG parameter ................................................................. 73
Copy .............................................................................. 49–50, 65
D
DEL ............................................................................................ 49
Delete ................................................................. 49, 52, 64–65, 69
Divide .................................................................................. 26, 51
Dividing Point .................................................................... 51–53
DRUM ....................................................................................... 31
E
Effect .............................................................................. 19, 21, 34
EFFECTS CONTROL .............................................................. 35
End Point .................................................................................. 31
Erase .......................................................................................... 59
Exchange ................................................................................... 50
EXT SOURCE ......................................................... 32–33, 42–43
F
FOOT SW ............................................................................ 29, 73
Foot Switch ............................................................................... 73
Format ....................................................................................... 66
FX ASSIGN ......................................................................... 21, 34
FX INFO .................................................................................... 35
FX ON/OFF ....................................................................... 21, 35
FX SELECT ............................................................................... 35
G
GATE ......................................................................................... 31
H
HOLD ........................................................................................ 30
I
Initialize .................................................................................... 74
Insert .......................................................................................... 64
L
L/R ................................................................................ 16, 47–48
Level .......................................................................................... 44
Load ..................................................................................... 68–69
Loop ........................................................................................... 44
Loop Mode ......................................................................... 31, 44
N
Name ................................................................................... 62, 64
Number of measure ................................................................ 45
P
Pad ............................................................................................. 19
PAD ACCENT ......................................................................... 30
PAD BANK ................................................................... 24–27, 30
Pad Bank ................................................................................... 29
Pad Ch ....................................................................................... 71
Pad Number ............................................................................. 60
Pad Play .............................................................................. 31, 44
PAGE DOWN .......................................................................... 16
PAGE UP .................................................................................. 16
Panpot ....................................................................................... 44
Parameter List .......................................................................... 16
PART ................................................................................... 57, 59
Part ............................................................................................. 62
Part Ch ...................................................................................... 71
Pattern ............................................................... 20, 56–57, 67, 69
Pattern Recording .................................................................... 58
PHRASE .............................................................................. 20, 45
Phrase Sample .......................................................................... 20
PITCH .................................................................................. 27, 54
Pitch bank ................................................................................. 29
Play BPM .................................................................................. 46
Play screen ................................................................................ 18
Play Type .................................................................................. 45
Position ..................................................................................... 44
Preset Pattern ............................................................... 18, 20, 56
Preset Sample ..................................................................... 19, 29
Prog Chg SW ............................................................................ 71
R
Realtime recording .................................................................. 58
REC LEVEL ........................................................................ 32, 41
RESAMPLE ......................................................................... 42–43
Reverse ................................................................................ 32, 45
S
Sample ..................................................................... 19, 29, 67–69
Sampler ..................................................................................... 19
SAMPLING .................................................................. 22, 40–43
Sampling ............................................................................. 22, 39
Sampling Grade ....................................................................... 39
Save ............................................................................................ 67
Sequencer ...................................................................... 19, 67–69
Signature ................................................................................... 45
SINGLE ............................................................................... 20, 45
Single Sample ........................................................................... 20
SmartMedia .............................................................................. 66
Song ................................................................... 20, 55–56, 67, 69
Song recording ......................................................................... 63
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Index
SOURCE SELECT ........................................................ 22, 32, 40
SP-303 .................................................................................. 17, 29
Start Point ................................................................................. 31
Stereo sampling ....................................................................... 39
Sub-window ............................................................................. 16
Swing ......................................................................................... 61
Sync Mode .......................................................................... 71–72
SYNC SOURCE ........................................................................ 34
Synchronize ........................................................................ 25, 72
SYSTEM .............................................................................. 65–74
T
Tempo ..................................................................... 24–25, 46, 55
TOP ............................................................................................ 46
TRIG .......................................................................................... 31
Trigger ....................................................................................... 31
Truncate .................................................................................... 47
U
User Pattern .................................................................. 18, 20, 56
User Sample ............................................................................. 19
V
Volume ...................................................................................... 44
W
WAV/AIFF file .................................................................. 69–70
Wave .................................................................................... 16, 19
WAVE EDIT ..................................................... 31–33, 44, 46–47
Wave Pointer ...................................................................... 46–47
Z
ZOOM IN ............................................................... 16, 47–48, 51
ZOOM OUT ........................................................... 16, 47–48, 51
90
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
For the U.K.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
001
008c
• Before using this unit, make sure to read the
instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual.
• Be sure to use only the AC adaptor supplied with
the unit. Also, make sure the line voltage at the
installation matches the input voltage specified on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may
use a different polarity, or be designed for a
different voltage, so their use could result in
damage, malfunction, or electric shock.
..........................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................
002d
• Do not open or perform any internal modifications on the unit or its AC adaptor. (The only
exception would be where this manual provides
specific instructions which should be followed in order to
put in place user-installable options; see p. 5.)
..........................................................................................................
003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides
specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer
all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the "Information" page.
..........................................................................................................
004
• Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating
duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or
are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors);
or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
009
• Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord,
nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can
damage the cord, producing severed elements and
short circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock
hazards!
..........................................................................................................
010
• This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for
a long period of time at a high volume level, or at
a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
..........................................................................................................
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
011
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material,
coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft
drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
..........................................................................................................
BLUE:
NEUTRAL
BROWN: LIVE
..........................................................................................................
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
007
• Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
..........................................................................................................
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
2
Owner’s Manual
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the BOSS
SP-505 Groove Sampling Workstation.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled:
• USING THE UNIT SAFELY (page 2–3)
• IMPORTANT NOTES (page 4–5)
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,
Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual
should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
■ Printing Conventions in This Manual
• Text or numerals enclosed in square brackets [ ] indicate buttons.
[PLAY]
PLAY button
[REC]
REC button
• Reference such as (p. **) indicate pages in this manual to which
you can refer.
Copyright © 2001 BOSS CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
without the written permission of BOSS CORPORATION.
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