Fostex MR-8CD Musical Instrument User Manual

8588 082 000
(447055)
Owner’s Manual
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STU7
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Safety instructions/Contents)
CAUTION:
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION:
POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE
DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET
POUSSER JUSQU' AU FOND.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER - SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
"WARNING"
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
"TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE."
12. Power Cord Protection - Power supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the appliance.
13. Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
14. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance should
be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
15. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects
do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through
openings.
16. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should
be followed.
5. Water and Moisture - The appliance should not be used
near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, and the like.
6. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used only with
a cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance;
or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
17. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the
appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions.
All other servicing should be referred to qualified service
personnel.
18. The appliance should be situated away from drops of water
or spray of water.
19. Objects containing liquid such as vase must not be put on
the appliance.
20. The appliance is not completely isolated from the power
supply even if the power switch is at off position.
21. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
22. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
23. An appliance with a protective earth terminal should be
connected to a mains outlet with a protective earth
connection.
24. An appliance should be placed in a position where an AC
plug / inlet can be easily pulled out by hand.
25. Main plug is used as the disconnection device. It shall remain
readily operable and should not be obstructed during
intended use. To be completely disconnected the apparatus
from supply mains, the mains plug of the apparatus shall be
disconnected from the mains socket outlet completely.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with
care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its
location or position dose not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation openings; or, placed in a built-in installation, such
as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air
through the ventilation openings.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
11. Grounding or Polarization - The precautions that should be
taken so that the grounding or polarization means of an
appliance is not defeated.
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Important Safety Instructions
1)
Read these instructions.
2)
Keep these instructions.
3)
Heed all warnings.
4)
Follow all instructions.
5)
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6)
Clean only with dry cloth.
7)
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
8)
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9)
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10)
Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
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11)
Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12)
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13)
Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14)
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Safety instructions/Contents)
Table of contents
Safety Instructions .................................................................................................................2
Read this chapter first! .............................................................................................................9
Introduction ..........................................................................................................................10
MR-8HD/CD main features ..................................................................................................10
Precautions before using ...................................................................................................11
About power supply ...................................................................................................11
Precautions upon installing the MR-8HD/CD ........................................................11
Notes on repair ...........................................................................................................11
About copyrights ........................................................................................................11
About damages ...........................................................................................................11
Note on audio interruption .......................................................................................11
Notes on USB connection with Mac OS ....................................................................11
The basics of the MR-8HD/CD ............................................................................................12
Recording method ......................................................................................................12
About song ...................................................................................................................13
Remain (recordable space left on the disk) ............................................................13
Time base .....................................................................................................................14
Input and repro monitor ...........................................................................................14
TRIM control ................................................................................................................15
Names and functions .............................................................................................................17
Top panel 1 ............................................................................................................................18
Top panel 2 ............................................................................................................................20
Rear panel .............................................................................................................................22
Side panel .............................................................................................................................23
LCD display ..........................................................................................................................24
Home screen ................................................................................................................24
Selecting a time base mode ......................................................................................25
Adjusting the display contrast .................................................................................25
MENU mode screen ....................................................................................................26
Warning message .......................................................................................................26
Basic operations .....................................................................................................................27
About power .........................................................................................................................28
Power connection .......................................................................................................28
About the standby mode ......................................................................28
Turning on the unit ....................................................................................................28
Listening the demo song ....................................................................................................29
Connecting headphones (or monitor speaker system) ........................................29
Playing back the demo song .....................................................................................30
Creating a song for recording ..........................................................................................31
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Input connection ..................................................................................................................33
Input channel ..............................................................................................................33
INPUT A SEL switch .....................................................................................................33
Recording track combinations and available input channel(s) ..........................34
Recording onto a single track ............................................................................................35
Preparation for recording .........................................................................................35
Starting recording ......................................................................................................36
Playing back the recorded track ...............................................................................36
Undoing recording (undo/redo) .............................................................................36
Overdubbing basics ............................................................................................................37
Preparation for recording .........................................................................................37
Adjusting the recording levels while listening to track 1 .....................................38
Starting recording ......................................................................................................38
Playing back recorded track .....................................................................................38
Undoing recording (undo/redo) .............................................................................38
Recording onto four tracks simultaneously ....................................................................39
Preparation for recording .........................................................................................39
Starting recording ......................................................................................................40
Playing back recorded tracks ....................................................................................40
Undoing recording (undo/redo) .............................................................................40
Basic mixdown .....................................................................................................................41
Mixdown to an analog recorder ...............................................................................41
Mixdown to a digital recorder ..................................................................................42
Advanced playback and locates functions .........................................................................43
3 x cueing ..............................................................................................................................44
Playback between LOCATE A and B points .....................................................................44
Play mode ..............................................................................................................................45
Selecting a play mode ................................................................................................45
Auto play mode ...........................................................................................................46
Auto return mode .......................................................................................................46
Loop mode ...................................................................................................................46
Loop function in auto punch in/out mode ........................................47
Locate function ....................................................................................................................48
Time locate ..................................................................................................................48
Locating to the beginning (ABS ZERO) of a song ...............................48
Locating to the recording end point (REC END) of a song ...............48
Locating to the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point ........................................................49
Setting the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point ..........................................49
Locating ...................................................................................................50
Punch in/out .............................................................................................................................51
Punch in/out using the keys on the top panel ..................................................................52
Punch in/out using the footswitch .....................................................................................53
Auto punch in/out .................................................................................................................54
Setting the punch-in and punch-out points ...........................................................54
Rehearsal for auto punch in/out ..............................................................................55
Actual auto punch in/out ..........................................................................................56
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Using effects ............................................................................................................................57
Using the insert effects .......................................................................................................58
Mic simulation effects ................................................................................................58
Amp simulation effects ..............................................................................................58
Applying external effects ....................................................................................................59
Using the reverb or delay ....................................................................................................60
Selecting an effect type ..............................................................................................60
Selecting a delay type ................................................................................................60
Adjusting the delay/reverb time .............................................................................61
Adjusting the effect send levels ................................................................................61
Using the mastering effects ...............................................................................................62
Selecting the desired effect type ..............................................................................62
Track bouncing .......................................................................................................................63
Preliminary knowledge .......................................................................................................64
Track bouncing example ...........................................................................................64
Signal flow of track bouncing ...................................................................................65
Bouncing tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6 ........................................................................66
Rehearsal of track bouncing .....................................................................................66
Actual track bouncing ...............................................................................................67
Checking the bounced signals on tracks 5/6 .........................................................67
Bouncing tracks 1 through 6 to tracks 7/8 ........................................................................68
Rehearsal of track bouncing .....................................................................................68
Actual track bouncing ...............................................................................................69
Checking the bounced signals on tracks 7/8 .........................................................69
Bouncing tracks 1 through 8 to a new song .....................................................................70
Rehearsal of track bouncing .....................................................................................70
Actual track bouncing ...............................................................................................71
Mixing signals of inputs A through D ................................................................................72
Connecting sound sources to INPUT A through INPUT D ....................................72
[TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key setting ...................................................................72
Panning setting for INPUT A through INPUT D ......................................................73
Bouncing the desired part of a song .................................................................................74
Rhythm guide function ..........................................................................................................75
Using the rhythm guide function .......................................................................................76
Setting the time signature and tempo .....................................................................76
Creating the conductor map ..............................................................................................78
Setting the signature map .........................................................................................78
Editing a time signature event .............................................................80
Deleting an unnecessary time signature event .................................80
Editing the bar offset ..................................................................................................81
Setting the tempo map ...............................................................................................82
Editing a tempo event ...........................................................................84
Deleting an unnecessary tempo event ...............................................84
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MIDI synchronization .............................................................................................................85
Synchronization using MTC ...............................................................................................86
Connection ..................................................................................................................86
Settings of the MR-8HD/CD and MIDI sequencer ..................................................86
MIDI sync/MTC frame rate settings .........................................................................86
Synchronization using MIDI clock .....................................................................................87
Connection ..................................................................................................................87
Settings of the MR-8HD/CD and MIDI sequencer ..................................................87
Data export to a personal computer .....................................................................................89
WAV file conversion .............................................................................................................90
Enabling the file conversion .....................................................................................90
Procedure of file conversion .....................................................................................90
Exporting data to a personal computer ............................................................................92
Connection to a personal computer ........................................................................92
Notes on exporting a file ............................................................................................92
Exporting a WAV file to a personal computer ........................................................93
Protecting the hard disk ......................................................................................................94
Archiving a song ..................................................................................................................95
Song management .................................................................................................................97
Selecting the desired song .................................................................................................98
Editing a song name ............................................................................................................99
Deleting an unnecessary song ......................................................................................100
Protecting a song .............................................................................................................101
Track editing ..........................................................................................................................103
Erasing track data ..............................................................................................................104
Copying/pasting track data ..............................................................................................105
Moving track data ...............................................................................................................107
Exchanging whole track data ...........................................................................................108
Part editing .............................................................................................................................111
Playing back the “part” (Between LOCATE A and LOCATE B) to be edited .............112
Changing an edit point during editing .................................................................112
Editing the part(s) ..............................................................................................................113
Copying/pasting the part(s)-1 ..........................................................................................114
Copying/pasting the part(s)-2 ..........................................................................................116
Copying to the clipboard ........................................................................................116
Pasting clipboard data .............................................................................................117
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Moving the part(s) ............................................................................................................ .119
Exchange the parts ............................................................................................................120
Other functions .....................................................................................................................123
Hard disk formatting ..........................................................................................................124
Peak hold time setting .......................................................................................................125
Pre-roll/post-roll time setting ...........................................................................................126
Beat resolution mode on/off .............................................................................................127
Phantom power on/off .......................................................................................................128
Initializing the MR-8HD/CD ...............................................................................................130
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................131
Trouble for recording .........................................................................................................132
Trouble for playback ..........................................................................................................133
Trouble for effect ................................................................................................................134
Trouble for USB connection .............................................................................................134
Other troubles .....................................................................................................................135
MR-8HD/CD Specifications ........................................................................................................137
Specifications .....................................................................................................................138
Physical dimensions .........................................................................................................139
Block diagram ....................................................................................................................140
MIDI implementation chart ...............................................................................................142
Index ....................................................................................................................................143
Declaration of EC Directive ..............................................................................................144
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Read this chapter first!)
Read this chapter first!
This chapter describes precautions before using, as well as features and
basic knowledge of the MR-8HD/CD.
To understand the MR-8HD/CD features and basic functions, read this
chapter before using.
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Read this chapter first!)
Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing the Fostex MR-8HD/CD digital multitracker.
The MR-8HD/CD is a digital multitracker which can record 8-track audio at 44.1 kHz/16 bits on the
internal 3.5-inch hard disk. Up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously.
The MR-8HD/CD is also equipped with an 8-channel digital mixer, digital effects including the delay/
reverb, mastering effects and insert effects (simulation effects). It allows you to carry out all the
process for digital multitrack recording including overdubbing, track bouncing and mixdown within
the digital domain, ensuring no loss of sound quality.
You can also create an original audio CD using the internal CD-R/RW drive (or an external CD-R/RW
drive connected to the [USB HOST] port).
MR-8HD/CD main features
You can export the converted stereo WAV file
to a personal computer and create an audio CD
using the CD burn function of the personal
computer.
• You can record high quality audio to the builtin high performance 3.5-inch hard disk drive
(40GB). You can also edit recorded audio later
without sound deterioration. Up to 99 songs
can be recorded.
• The [DIGITAL OUT] port outputs S/PDIF
format digital signals. You can make mixdown
or digital copy to an external DAT or MD
recorder.
• Provides four analog input channels and up to
four tracks can be recorded simultaneously.
Signals of four input channels ([INPUT A]
through [INPUT D]) can be mixed to the stereo
buss (Pre mastering effects).
• The whole or a part of track data can be edited
(i.e. copied, pasted, moved, exported,
exchanged and erased).
• You can bounce all eight tracks to a new song,
which is automatically created in the bouncing
process.
• The [MIDI OUT] port is provided.
You can synchronize the MR-8HD/CD with
external MIDI devices (MIDI sequencer, etc.)
using MTC or MIDI clock.
• An ASP digital effect processor (delay/reverb)
with the algorithm newly developed by Fostex
is built in, allowing effect processing to tracks 1
through 4 during track bouncing.
In addition, the MR-8HD/CD also provides
insert effects for microphone and amplifier
simulation for coloring sounds.
• The CD-R/RW drive is built in as standard.
You can create an audio CD (CD-DA), as well as
can export (copy) the mono WAV file converted
from unit's song data to a CD-R/RW disc.
See the supplementary manual “How to use the
CD-R/RW drive” for details.
• The dedicated mastering effects are built in for
the stereo buss, allowing you to process sounds
during track bouncing or final mixdown.
• The [USB HOST] port is provided for
connecting to an external CD-R/RW drive.
You can burn an audio CD in the CD-DA
format using an external CD-R/RW drive.
See the supplementary manual “How to use the
CD-R/RW drive” for details.
• The adoption of self-illuminated keys allows
intuitive operation.
• Phantom power is built in, allowing direct
connection of condenser microphones.
• The 2-mix file playback mode allows you to play
back a stereo WAV file which is used for
creating an audio CD, as well as set CUE points
for dividing file data into individual CD tracks
on the audio CD.
See the supplementary manual “How to use the
CD-R/RW drive” for details.
• The rhythm guide function is provided.
You can make global time signature/tempo
setting for a simple song or create a conductor
map for a more complicate song, and output
the guide click.
• Song data (on mono WAV files on tracks 7 and
8) mastered by the MR-8HD/CD can be
converted to a stereo WAV file easily.
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Precautions before using
About power supply
Notes on repair
• Be sure to connect the MR-8HD/CD to the
power supply specified in the specifications
section of this owner's manual. Do not use
an AC outlet of any other voltage.
• The MR-8HD/CD does not use any parts that
user can repair easily. Contact your dealer
or the nearest Fostex service station to ask
about repairs.
• Do not connect the MR-8HD/CD to the same
AC outlet to which devices that could
generate noise (such as a large motor or
dimmer), or the devices that consume a large
amount of power (such as an air
conditioning system or large electric heater)
are connected.
• Use the original packing carton of the
MR-8HD/CD when you transport or send the
MR-8HD/CD to the dealer or Fostex service
station for repair.
If you have discarded the packing carton,
pack the MR-8HD/CD using shock absorbing
materials. Fostex is not responsible for
malfunction or damage due to incomplete
packaging or caused during transportation.
• If you use the MR-8HD/CD in an area with a
different power voltage, first consult your
dealer or the nearest Fostex service station.
• Because the MR-8HD/CD is a consumer
product, Fostex does not offer on-site service
or provide a loaner unit while your MR-8HD/
CD is under repair.
• The [POWER] switch cannot turn off the
power completely. When this switch is "up",
the MR-8HD/CD enters standby mode (i.e. the
power does not completely turned off).
Therefore, if you do not use the MR-8HD/CD
for a long time, we recommend unplugging
the power cord from the AC outlet.
About copyrights
• It is prohibited by law to use any part of a CD
recording or video images or audio data for
which copyright is possessed by a third party
for commercial purposes such as contents,
broadcasts, sales, or distribution-any purpose
other than for your personal pleasure.
• It is very dangerous to use a power cord that
is frayed or damage. In such a case, stop
using the MR-8HD/CD immediately and ask
your dealer to repair the cord.
<Important! >
About damages
Model name, power requirement, serial
number and other information for the
MR-8HD/CD are shown at the bottom of
the unit.
• Fostex is not responsible for any "direct
damage" or "indirect damage" caused by using
the MR-8HD/CD.
MODEL MR-8HD/CD
DIGITAL MULTITRACKER
FOSTEX
100-240V ~
P S
E
16W
Notes on audio interruption
50/60Hz
SERIAL NO.
MADE IN CHINA
• If you make recording or editing to a song
many times, audio may be occasionally
interrupted when the song is played back,
due to data fragmentation. Note that this is
not a malfunction.
Precautions upon installing the MR-8HD/CD
• Do not install the MR-8HD/CD in locations
subject to the following:
Note on USB connection with Mac OS
* Extremely high or low temperature, or
significant changes in temperature.
* Excessive humidity or dust.
* Excessive changes in power supply
voltage.
* Unstable or significantly vibrating or
shaking surfaces.
* Near a strong magnetic field (such as a
TV or speaker).
• Before you connect the MR-8HD/CD to a
Macintosh computer, make sure that the OS
is Mac OS X or higher. The MR-8HD/CD
supports only Mac OS X or higher.
If you connect the MR-8HD/CD to a Macintosh
computer with Mac OS lower than "OS X",
song data on the MR-8HD/CD may be
damaged.
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The basics of the MR-8HD/CD
This section describes the basics of the MR-8HD/CD you should know before using the MR8HD/CD.
Recording method
The MR-8HD/CD is fitted with a 3.5-inch hard disk drive. Songs are recorded on a hard disk
along with the ABS time (from 00m 00s 000ms to 399m 59s 999ms).
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
BRIT STACK
US METAL
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
3.5-inch hard disk drive
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
The ABS time shows the absolute time on a hard disk and you can start recording from any
desired time within the range between 00m 00s 000ms and 399m 59s 999ms ABS time.
The beginning of a song
0m00s000ms
(ABS ZERO)
05m00s000ms
Recorded area
10m00s000ms
Non-recorded area
15m00s000ms
(REC END)
Recorded area
399m59s999ms
Non-recorded area ......
You can start recording from any desired time within the range
between 00m00s000ms and 399m59s999ms ABS time.
As the MR-8HD/CD does not consume the disk space when no audio is recorded, you can record
audio effectively, while the recordable time for a tape recorder depends on the tape length.
Non recorded area (shown in white)
399m59s999ms
0m00s000ms
5-minute recording 5-minute recording
Non-recorded area (remain) ......
Recorded area (shown in gray)
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About song
To understand songs, imagine separated rooms as shown below. Each room can be regarded as
a song. With the MR-8HD/CD, you can create up to 99 rooms (songs) on the hard disk (although
the available space may limit the number of songs).
Song01
Song05
Recorded track data is stored in a song as mono WAV
files, as shown below.
Song02
Track 1
Song03
Song98
Track 2
Track 8
Song01
WAV files
Song04
Song99
Each song is independent on a disk and you can record, play back or edit a song without affecting other songs. You can give a desired song name for managing recorded songs (see page 99).
Recorded track data is stored in a song as mono WAV files.
The MR-8HD/CD can convert the two WAV files recorded on tracks 7 and 8 (L and R) to a stereo
WAV file (see page 90).
You can burn converted stereo WAV files to an audio CD by using the internal CD-R/RW drive or
a drive connected to the [USB HOST] port (see the supplementary manual "Using the CD-R/RW
drive"). You can also burn converted stereo WAV files to an audio CD by exporting them to a
personal computer and using the music software application on the personal computer (see
page 92).
Remain (recordable space left on the disk)
"Remain" shows how much time you can further record audio data to the available space left on
the internal hard disk.
As described earlier, the MR-8HD/CD stripes ABS time from 0m 00s 000ms to 399m 59s 999ms
at maximum for each song. However, the remaining time (= available recording time left) depends on the available space on the hard disk in actual use. The remaining time is shown as in
the screen example below during recording or record standby. Note that it shows the remaining
time for recording onto a mono track.
Remain value
A "mono" track means a single track. Therefore, you can calculate the remaining time for recording to more than one track by dividing the displayed time by the number of tracks. Note that the
remaining time shown on the screen is an approximate time.
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Time base
The term, "time base", is used as the reference of recorder position information.
Using the [TIME BASE SELECT] key, you can select from among two time base modes: ABS time
and bar/beat mode. Each screen example below shows the recorder is located at the beginning of
a song in each time base mode.
<Bar/beat mode>
<ABS time mode>
ABS time mode:
ABS time stands for Absolute time, which is "striped" on the disk when creating a song. It starts from
0m 00s 000ms (=ABS zero, the beginning of a song) and ends by 399m 59s 999ms at maximum.
Bar/beat mode:
The bar/beat/clock information is created according to the internal tempo map.
The ABS zero position is set to "bar -2/beat 1/clk 000" by default (this is called "bar offset").
The MR-8HD/CD determines the bar/beat/clock value in a song in referenced to the bar offset,
as well as the time signature map and tempo map. You can set the bar offset between bar 1 to bar
-8 via the menu mode (see page 81). The figure below shows the relation between two time base
modes.
The beginning of a song
0m00s000ms
(ABS ZERO)
0m03s000ms
0m06s000ms
1bar 1
3bar 1 000clk
ABS time mode
-2bar 1
000clk
000clk
Bar/beat mode
Input monitor and repro monitor
Each of the MR-8HD/CD tracks has two output modes: repro monitor and input monitor.
In the repro monitor mode, the track playback signal is output. So if you want to listen to the
track playback sound, select the repro monitor mode.
In the input monitor mode, the input signal fed to the track is output. So you can check the level
of the input signal to be recorded.
To enter a MR-8HD/CD track to input monitor mode, press the appropriate [REC SELECT] key to
arm the track (i.e. make the track record-ready), then press only the [RECORD] key to enter the
"RECORD READY" mode or press both the [RECORD] and [PLAY] keys simultaneously to start
recording.
Input signals for
recorder tracks
Output signals from
recorder tracks
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Track 1
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Track 2
Input signal (input monitor)
Input signal (input monitor)
Track 3 READY
Track 4 READY
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Playback signal (repro monitor)
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
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[TRIM] control
You must pay great attention to the [TRIM] control adjustment when recording to the MR-8HD/
CD.
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MIN
MAX LINE
GUITAR
MIC
PEAK
ON
OFF
LINE
MIC
LINE
PEAK
MIC
PEAK
ON
OFF
LINE
[TRIM] control
MIC
PEAK
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
PEAK LED
The analog signal received at each input ([INPUT A] through [INPUT D]) is sent to the [TRIM]
control, by which the signal level fed to the A/D converter of the MR-8HD/CD is controlled.
You can check this level by the PEAK indicator. If the level is too high, the PEAK indicator lights,
while you may hear the sound distorted or noisy. This distortion (noise) generated at this stage
cannot be eliminated, therefore, adjust the TRIM control properly so that the PEAK indicator
does not light at the loudest part of the input signal.
The level is too high.
Proper level
Clipping level
Clipping level
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Names and functions)
Names and functions
This chapter describes the names and functions of the controls, keys,
connectors, etc. on the MR-8HD/CD top panel, side panel and rear panel,
as well as details of the display. See this chapter whenever you want to
know the function of a control, key, etc.
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Top panel 1
1
4
5
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
2 3
6
8
7
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
L
21
STEREO OUT
R
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
1
2
PHONES VOL
20
MAX LINE
MIN
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
19
18
17
16
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
9
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
BRIT STACK
US METAL
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
10
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
15
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
11
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
14
2
4
3
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
MIN
MIN
13
[INPUT A] input connectors
(XLR connector and phone jack)
3.
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
[INPUT B] input connectors
(XLR connector and phone jack)
You can connect a microphone, keyboard,
etc. to the [INPUT B] input.
Both the [BAL] XLR connector and [UNBAL]
phone jack are provided so you can use the
appropriate connector according to the
sound source.
If you connect sources to both the XLR connector and phone jack, the phone input takes
priority (see page 33).
[INSERT] connector (TRS phone jack)
4.
Connects an external effect processor (typically, a compressor/limiter, etc.).
For connection between the MR-8HD/CD and
the effect processor, use a Y-cable as shown
below (see page 59).
TIP: SEND
YZ9
12
Both the [BAL] XLR connector and [UNBAL/
GUITAR] phone jack are provided. You can
connect a guitar, microphone, keyboard, etc.
If you connect sources to both the XLR connector and phone jack, the phone input takes
priority. When using the [INPUT A] section,
select the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the
rear panel appropriately according to your
usage (see page 33).
2.
VWX8
MAX
RECORD
1.
STU7
[INPUT C] input connectors
(XLR connector and phone jack)
You can connect a microphone, keyboard,
etc. to the [INPUT C] input.
Both the [BAL] XLR connector and [UNBAL]
phone jack are provided so you can use the
appropriate connector according to the
sound source.
If you connect sources to both the XLR connector and phone jack, the phone input takes
priority (see page 33).
To the effect input.
GND
RING: RETURN
From the effect output.
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5.
[INPUT D] input connectors
(XLR connector and phone jack)
14.
You can connect a microphone, keyboard,
etc. to the [INPUT D] input.
Both the [BAL] XLR connector and [UNBAL]
phone jack are provided so you can use the
appropriate connector according to the
sound source. If you connect sources to both
the XLR connector and phone jack, the phone
input takes priority (see page 33).
6.
15.
16.
[STEREO OUT] jacks (L, R)
17.
[PHONES] jacks (1, 2)
[PHONES VOL] control
[POWER] switch
18.
Switches between standby mode and power
on (see page 28). To turn off the power when
the power is on, press and hold down the
[POWER] switch for a few seconds.
power completely. When this switch is "up",
the MR-8HD/CD enters standby mode (i.e.
the power does not completely turned off).
Therefore, if you do not use the MR-8HD/
CD for a long time, we recommend unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
11.
[REVERB/DELAY TIME] control
This control adjusts the reverb time or delay time. When you select "ROOM", "HALL"
or "PLATE" for the effect type, it adjusts the
reverb time.When you select "DELAY", it
adjusts the delay time. (See page 61.)
19.
[EFFECT] keys
20.
[DISTORTION] control
Controls the amount of the distortion effect
for a guitar connected to the [XLR] connector or [UNBAL/GUITAR] jack (phone type) on
the [INPUT A] channel.
This control is effective only when the [INPUT A SELECT] switch is set to "GTR/DIST"
(see pages 35 through 40).
[MASTER] fader
Adjusts the stereo (L and R) buss output level
(see pages 30 through 39).
13.
[PEAK] indicators
Each indicator lights when the input signal
is overloaded (see page 15). You should adjust the input gain using the [TRIM] control
so that the [PEAK] indicator does not light.
These keys are used to select the effect type.
You can select from three reverb types
(ROOM, HALL and PLATE) and a delay
(DELAY). The selected key is lit (see page 60).
12.
[TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] keys
Each key selects whether or not sending the
corresponding input signal to the stereo L/
R busses (see page 72). Each press of the
key alternates ON and OFF. When ON, the
key illuminates in green. When OFF, it is
unlit. When the corresponding input is assigned to a recording track, the key flashes
in green.
A long press of the key enters the input menu
of the MENU mode, in which you can set
phantom power on/off, panning, etc. (see
page 128).
<Note>: This switch cannot turn off the
10.
Insert effect selection keys
Used to select the insert effect (mic simulation or amp simulation) for the signal from
the [INPUT A] jack.
When setting the [INPUT A SELECT] switch
on the rear panel to "MIC/LINE", you can use
the mic simulation effect. When setting the
switch to "GTR/DIST", you can use the guitar
amp simulation effect (see page 58).
Adjusts the headphone output level (see
page 30).
9.
[EFFECT SEND] controls
Control the amount of signals from tracks 1
through 4 sent to the internal effect (reverb
or delay) (see page 61).
Two jacks (1 and 2) are provided. You can
use two pairs of stereo headphones with the
MR-8HD/CD (see page 29).
8.
[PAN] controls
Control panning for tracks 1 through 4.
These jacks output the stereo (L and R) buss
signals. Connect these jacks to the monitoring equipment or master recorder (see pages
29 and 41).
7.
[REC SELECT] keys
Used to select the recording track(s). You can
record onto up to four tracks simultaneously.
Pressing a key arms or unarms the corresponding track(s).
Tracks 5/6 or 7/8 are armed or unarmed
simultaneously (see pages 34 through 42).
21.
Track faders
[TRIM] controls
Each control adjusts the input gain of the
corresponding input channel (see page 15,
and 35 through 40).
Each fader adjusts the track playback level.
Each of track faders 5/6 and 7/8 controls
the stereo signal (see pages 30 through 39).
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Top panel 2
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
30
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
VWX8
YZ9
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
MAX
RECORD
MIN
MIN
26.
[RHYTHM GUIDE] key
27.
[BOUNCE 1-4 > 5/6, 1-6 > 7/8] / A B C 1 key
[TIME BASE SEL] key
Selects the time base shown on the display
(see page 24). Each press of the key switch
between "time" and "bar/beat".
25.
REWIND
F FWD
34
[CONTRAST] key
[7/8 > STEREO WAV FILE] / G H I 3 key
This key is used when converting a mono
WAV file recorded on tracks 7/8 to a stereo
WAV file (see page 90). A converted stereo
WAV file can be exported to a USB-connected
personal computer (see page 92), or can be
burned to an audio CD using the internal
CD-R/RW drive or an external CD-R/RW
drive (see the supplementary manual "How
to use the CD-R/RW drive").
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of G, H, I, g, h, i and 3 (see pages
32 and 99).
Selects the bounce mode (see pages 66 and
68).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of A, B, C, a, b, c and 1 (see pages
32 and 99).
24.
PLAY
By rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob while
holding down this key, you can adjust the
display contrast (see page 25).
Switches on/off of the rhythm guide function (see page 76). Each press of the switch
alternates on and off. A long press of the
key enters the rhythm guide menu, in which
you can set the rhythm guide parameters
(see page 76).
23.
STOP
31
32
33
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
37 36 35
22.
STU7
28.
LCD display
This 132 x 64 dot LCD display shows various information (see page 24).
[BOUNCE 1-8 > NEW SONG] / D E F 2 key
29.
Selects the bounce mode (see page 70).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of D, E, F, d, e, f and 2 (see pages
32 and 99).
[MENU/ENTER] rotary / push knob
Pressing this knob enters the menu mode.
In the menu mode, rotating this knob selects the item or numeric value, while pressing this knob confirm the setting/selection.
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30.
• [STOP] + [REWIND] (LOCATE ABS ZERO)
Locates to the beginning (ABS ZERO) of the
current song (see page 48).
[MASTERING] keys
(POWERFUL / NATURAL / BRIGHT)
Used to select the desired mastering effect
during track bounce or mixdown. You can
select from three effect types by pressing an
appropriate key (see page 62).
In the menu mode, the [POWERFUL] key is
used for character entry of J, K, L, j, k, l and
4, while the [NATURAL] key is used for character entry of M, N, O, m, n, o and 5 (see
pages 32 and 99).
31.
• [STOP] + [F FWD] (LOCATE REC END)
Locates to the recording end of the current
song (REC END) (see page 48).
[RECORD] key
Pressing the [PLAY] key while holding down
the [RECORD] key starts recording of the
armed (record-ready) track(s).
By pressing only the [RECORD] key when any
track(s) is armed (in record-ready), the input signal(s) of the armed track(s) can be
monitored (i.e. input monitor mode). (see
pages 35 through 40).
[UNDO/REDO] / [DELETE] key
Used to undo or redo recording or editing
(see pages 36, 38, 40).
Each press of the key alternates "undo" and
"redo". In the menu mode, this key is used
for deleting a character (see pages 32 and
99).
32.
[F FWD] key
Pressing this key fast forwards the recorder.
During playback, pressing this key starts 3 x
cueing (see page 44).
While holding down the [STOP] key, pressing this key locates to the recording end of
the current song (REC END) (see page 48).
[STORE] / + - _ 0 key
Stores the current recorder position (time
data) as the LOCATE A/IN or LOCATE B/OUT
point (see pages 49 and 54).
In the "2-mix file playback" mode, pressing this
key sets a CUE point to the current stereo
WAV file (see the supplementary manual
"How to use the CD-R/RW drive").
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of +, -, _ and 0 (see pages 32 and
99).
33.
[REWIND] key
Pressing this key rewinds the recorder.
During playback, pressing this key starts 3 x
reverse cueing (see page 44).
While holding down the [STOP] key, pressing this key locates to the beginning (ABS
ZERO) of the current song (see page 48).
This key is also used to go up the menu
screen layer while a menu screen is displayed.
[LOCATE B/OUT] / Y Z 9 key
Pressing this key while holding down the
[STORE] key sets the LOCATE B point (or
punch out point) (see page 49 and 54).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of Y, Z, y, z and 9 (see pages 32
and 99).
34.
35.
[LOCATE A/IN] / V W X 8 key
Pressing this key while holding down the
[STORE] key sets the LOCATE A point (or
punch in point) (see page 49 and 54).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of V, W, X, v, w, x and 8 (see pages
32 and 99).
Transport keys
[PLAY] key
Starts playback of the recorder.
Pressing this key while holding down the
[RECORD] key starts recording of the armed
(record-ready) track(s).
Pressing this key during recording exits recording.
36.
[PLAY MODE] / S T U 7 key
Selects a play mode. You can select from
among normal, auto play, auto return and
loop (see page 45).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of S, T, U, s, t, u and 7 (see pages
32 and 99).
[STOP] key
Stops the recorder.
By pressing the [PLAY], [REWIND] or [F FWD]
key while holding down the [STOP] key, you
can locate to a specific point or repeat playback as below.
37.
[AUTO PUNCH] / P Q R 6 key
Turns on or off the auto punch mode (see
page 55).
In the menu mode, this key is used for character entry of P, Q, R, p, q, r and 6 (see pages
32 and 99).
• [STOP] + [PLAY] (A-B PLAY)
Repeats playback between the LOCATE A and
LOCATE B points (see page 44).
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Rear panel
1
2
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
1.
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
7
6
5
4
3
3.
[AC IN] connector
Connect the supplied power cord to this connector (see page 28).
2.
[FOOT SW] jack (TRS phone jack)
Used to connect with an unlatched-type
footswitch (see page 53).
[INPUT A SELECT] switch
This switch must be set appropriately according to the input source of the [INPUT A] channel (see page 33).
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
Either of the [BAL] XLR and
[UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connectors can be used. Set the switch to
this position when the source is an
external microphone or line level
source.
unlatched-type footswitch
4.
Either of the [BAL] XLR and
[UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connectors can be used. You can adjust
the input level and distortion using
the [TRIM] and [DISTORTION]
controls respectively. You can also
use the amp simulation insert effect.
[DIGITAL OUT] connector
(Toslink optical connector)
Used to connect with an external digital device using an optical cable (see page 42).
<Note>: The dust protection cap is inserted to
the [DIGITAL OUT] connector when the unit is
shipped.
Remove the cap when you use this connector. If you do not use this connector, attach
the dust protection cap.
Either of the [BAL] XLR and
[UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connecGTR CLEAN tors can be used. You can adjust
the input level using the [TRIM]
control. You can also use the amp
simulation insert effect.
If you need to connect the
unit to a digital device which
only provides a coaxial type
digital connector (typically,
an RCA pin jack), use the
Fostex COP-1/96k coaxialoptical converter (shown
right).
Use an optical digital
cable with Toslink plugs
on both ends.
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5.
[MIDI OUT] jack (DIN 5-pin connector)
7.
Used to connect to a MIDI IN jack of an external MIDI device (such as a MIDI sequencer) (see page 86).
6.
[USB] port (USB B type)
Used to connect with a personal computer
using a standard USB cable for song file data
transfer between the MR-8HD/CD and the
personal computer (see page 92).
[USB HOST] connector (USB A type)
Used to connect to an external CD-R/RW
drive for creating an audio CD (CD-DA). See
the supplementary manual "How to use the
CD-R/RW drive" for details.
<Caution>: Do not connect your personal
computer to the [USB HOST] port.
Side panel
1
1.
Internal CD-R/RW drive
Used to create an original audio CD by burning converted stereo WAV files to a CD-R/
RW disc, or used to record a single mono
WAV file converted from track data on the
HDD to a CD-R/RW disc (see the supplementary manual "How to use the CD-R/RW drive"
for details).
<Caution>: Although you can see the DVDROM logo on the front of the CD-R/RW drive
tray, it does not support DVD ROM discs.
Only CD-R/RW discs can be used.
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LCD display
The following describes details about the LCD display, including screen contents and operation.
Home screen
When turning on the MR-8HD/CD, the display shows the startup screen (showing the startup status of the
MR-8HD/CD), followed by the "Home" screen, which is similar to the one below. In this condition, the
previously loaded song is loaded and the recorder is located at the beginning of the song.
The home screen provides the following information.
1
2
6
5
3
1.
4
Time counter display
4.
Time information of the current recorder position is shown in ABS or bar/beat mode (by
default, bar/beat). Using the [TIME BASE SELECT] key, you can select a desired time base
mode. When the recorder is moving (playing
back, fast forwarding, etc.), the appropriate
icon is also shown. While the hard disk drive is
in access, " ACC " lights up.
2.
Stereo buss (L and R) level display
During recording or playback, the output levels of the L/R stereo buss are shown.
5.
Song status display
Lights up the following status icons when the
appropriate modes (functions) are active.
At least one of the tracks is in the
input monitor mode (see pages
36, 38 and 40).
Character display
Normally, the name of the song currently
loaded is shown (up 16 characters can be
shown at a time).
It also shows following information.
• A name of the operation mode currently
being executed (such as "BOUNCE 1-6->7/8).
• A (not-so-serious) warning message
• The "Remain" time when at least one track is
record-armed (i.e. At least one of the
[REC SELECT] keys is active).
The auto punch mode is active
(see page 55).
The auto return mode is active
(see page 45).
The loop mode is active (see page
45).
The auto play mode is active (see
page 45).
The remain time shows how much time you
can further record audio data onto a mono
track using the available space left on the hard
disk.
3.
6.
Song number display
Shows the song number of the song currently
loaded. Also, " " is lit when the phantom power
is on.
Track level display
The recording or playback levels of tracks 1
through 8 are shown. When a track is record
armed, the track number indication changes
to the source input channel (any of A, B, C and
D).
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Selecting a time base mode
When the display shows the home screen, pressing the [TIME BASE SELECT] key switches the time base
mode between ABS and bar/beat.
Example of bar/beat display
RHYTHM
GUIDE
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-8 > NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
STEREO
7/8 > WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU/ENTER
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
Example of ABS display
[TIME BASE SELECT] key
Adjusting the display contrast
You can adjust the display contrast by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding down the [CONTRAST] key. Rotating the dial clockwise heightens the contrast, while rotating it counterclockwise lowers
the contrast.
<High contrast>
RHYTHM
GUIDE
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-8 > NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
STEREO
7/8 > WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU/ENTER
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
[CONTRAST] key
[MENU/ENTER] knob
<Low contrast>
While pressing down the [CONTRAST] key, the display shows "CONTRAST -> DIAL".
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MENU screen
Pressing the [MENU/ENTER] knob while the recorder is stopped enters the menu mode and brings up the
menu screen.
In the menu mode, you can make setting or editing via the appropriate screen. The top menu screen has
two pages, in which you can select the desired menu by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
<First page>
RHYTHM
GUIDE
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
TIME BASE
SELECT
NEW
1-8 > SONG
CONTRAST
7/8 > STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU/ENTER
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
<Second page>
[MENU/ENTER] knob
Warning message
If a serious problem happens to the MR-8HD/CD during operation, an appropriate warning message is
shown on the display. Most warning messages are being shown until the [MENU/ENTER] knob is pressed.
Note that there are also not-so-serious warning messages besides the following.
This message is shown
when you are going to
delete a song which is
protected.
During recording, this
message is shown if
there is no more space
left on the hard disk for
recording.
This message is shown
when the hard disk
drive has a problem.
This message is shown
when you are going to
make recording or editing to a song which is
protected.
This message is shown
when you are going to
edit a track or part but
there is not enough
space on the hard disk
for executing the undo
function.
This message is shown
when you are going to
create a new song
while 99 songs exist on
the hard disk.
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Basic operations
This chapter describes power connection, power on/off, demo song playback, etc., as well as basic multitrack recording.
If it is the first time for you to use a Multitracker, read this chapter
carefully first so that you are familiar with the MR-8HD/CD basic operations, then read other sections which describe advanced operations.
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About power
The MR-8HD/CD operates by AC power. Before you start using the MR-8HD/CD, you must connect the supplied power cord.
Power connection
Connect between the [AC IN] connector on the MR-8HD/CD rear panel and an AC outlet using the
supplied power cord. The MR-8HD/CD enters the standby mode when the power cord is connected.
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
[AC IN] connector
AC outlet
Supplied power cord
About the standby mode
The standby mode is the condition when the power cord is connected and the [POWER]
switch is set to OFF. In the standby mode, a small amount of power is consumed and the
indicator of the [POWER] switch flashes slowly.
<Note>: When you do not operate the MR-8HD/CD for a long period of time, we recommend disconnecting the power cord.
Turning on the unit
You can turn on or off the MR-8HD/CD power using the [POWER] switch (pointed by an arrow below).
To turn off the power, press and hold down the [POWER] switch for a few seconds.
When you press the [POWER] switch to
turn on the power for the first time, the
MR-8HD/CD starts up and the display
shows the screen as below (note that it
takes some time until the screen as below is shown).
This screen shows that the demo song is
loaded and stopped at the beginning (ABS
0) of the song named "FOSTEX_FEVER".
[POWER] switch
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
UNBAL
LINE
MIC
LINE
2
PHONES VOL
TRIM
TRIM
MIC
1
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STU7
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
Follow the procedure described on the
next page to play back the demo song.
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
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Listening the demo song
A demo song is pre-recorded on the hard disk of the MR-8HD/CD when shipped.
Before you make recording, let's listen to the demo song via headphones (or a monitor speaker).
Connecting headphones (or a monitor speaker system)
Connect headphones to either of the two [PHONES] jacks of the MR-8HD/CD. Both jacks feed the same
signal so you may connect headphones whichever you like.
If you have a powered monitor speaker, you may connect it to the [STEREO OUT] L or R jacks of the
MR-8HD/CD.
Powered monitor
speaker
Headphones
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
MIN
<Note>: You can plug a 1/4" phone plug to the
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
<Note>: When you connect a powered monitor
speaker to the unit, turn down the volume of the
powered monitor speaker to minimum before you
turn on the MR-8HD/CD and the powered monitor speaker.
[STEREO OUT] L or R jack.
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Playing back the demo song
In the demo song, approximately 1-minute audio is recorded on all eight tracks. Follow the procedure
below for listening to the demo song. In the following procedure, it is assumed that the MR-8HD/CD
is turned on and a pair of headphones (or a monitor speaker system) is connected.
3
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
Hint-1
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
JKL4
MNO5
AUTO PUNCH
PLAY MODE
A / IN
PQR6
STU7
VWX8
LOCATE
R
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MASTER
MAX
Hint-2
RECORD
MIN
1)
Raise the [MASTER] fader to the " " position.
Set the track faders at the lowest position.
2)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback.
3)
Raise the track faders (1 through 8) gradually to
adjust the playback level and balance.
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
1,3
1
4
2
<Note>: The demo song is protected and you cannot overwrite or erase it. Therefore, you cannot
make recording in this condition.
If you want to make new recording while keeping the demo tape on the hard disk, see "Creating a song for recording" on the next page.
If you do not keep the demo song, carry out either of the following operations.
Also raise the [PHONES VOL] control gradually
to adjust the headphones level. (If you are
using a powered monitor speaker for
monitoring, adjust the level control of the
powered speaker.)
(1)
<Hint-1>: While listening to the playback
sound, adjust panning setting of tracks 1
through 4, as well as try to adjust the internal effects (reverb/delay) (see page 60).
4)
YZ9
MAX
Release the song protection (see page
101).
Then, start recording (overwrite
recording) from the beginning of the demo
song, or delete the demo song from the
hard disk. If you delete the demo song,
create a new song (see the next page) and
make recording to the new song.
When the demo song ends, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder.
<Hint-2>: To listen to the demo song again:
(2)
When the recorder is stopped after listening to the demo song, press the [REWIND]
key while holding down the [STOP] key.
The recorder instantly moves back to the
beginning of the demo song (see page 48).
Then pressing the [PLAY] key starts playback from the beginning of the demo song.
Format the hard disk (see page 124) and
make recording.
Because a new song is automatically
created after formatting the disk, you can
start recording without the need of
creating a new song manually.
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Creating a song for recording
This section describes how to create a new song for recording on the hard disk, while keeping the
demo song. In the following procedure, it is assumed that the MR-8HD/CD is stopped at the
beginning (ABS ZERO) of the demo song.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
4)
The display now shows the screen for entering
a new song name. The rightmost character on
the default song name is flashing (in the example below, "2" of "Song02" starts flashing).
<Note>: By selecting "
Back" and pressing
the [MENU/ENTER] knob, the display returns
to the previous screen. You can also return
the display to the previous screen by pressing the [REWIND] key.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"- - -:(New Song)", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the first page of the
song menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
Flashing
5)
3)
Enter the desired song name.
Use the character entry keys to enter the desired character at the flashing point.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
flashing point. Use the [UNDO/REDO]/[DELETE]
key to delete the character at the flashing point.
Therefore, when the rightmost character is
flashing as in the screen example above, you
can delete all characters by pressing the [UNDO/
REDO]/[DELETE] key repeatedly. You can enter up to 16 characters for a song name.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Select Song ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
See <How to enter characters> on the next page
for entering the song name as "My_Song".
The display now shows the first page of the
song selection screen. You can see the list of
the song numbers/names on the hard disk.
Currently, only the demo song is created, and
"S01: FOSTEX_FEVER" and "---:(New Song)" are
shown.
"---:(New Song)" is used to create a new song.
<Note>: You may leave the default song
name as it is. Also, you can edit the song
name after creating a song using the "Rename Song" menu item in the song menu
of the menu mode (see page 99).
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<Note>: If you want to cancel creating a song,
<How to enter characters>
rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[CANCEL]" and press the [MENU/
ENTER] knob.
<Character entry keys>
PLAY MODE
STU7
Some keys on the MR-8HD/CD top
panel act as character entry keys in
the menu mode. For example, the
[PLAY MODE] key (shown at the left)
can be used for entering S, T, U, s, t,
u and 7. Each press of a character
entry key switches the character to
be entered among those assigned to
the key.
7)
While “[ENTER]” is flashing, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the home screen of the
newly created song (My_Song).
As shown in the lower screen example, the song
name (My_Song) and the song number
(Song02) are shown.
<Character entry example>
The following procedure example shows how to enter "My_Song" as a song name.
1. Use the [NATURAL] key to enter "M".
2. Use the [LOCATE B/OUT] key to enter "y".
Flashing
3. Use the [STORE] key to enter "_".
4. Use the [PLAY MODE] key to enter "S".
5. Use the [NATURAL] key to enter "o".
6. Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor right.
Now, in addition to the demo song, a new
song on which no audio is recorded is created by the procedure above.
7. Use the [NATURAL] key to enter "n".
8. Use the [7/8>STEREO WAV FILE] key to
enter "g".
It is a good idea to create more than one
song before you start recording.
<Notes on cursor movement>
Pressing a different character entry key automatically moves the cursor right.
If two successive characters are assigned to the
same character entry key, rotate the [MENU/ENTER]
knob after selecting the first character to move
the cursor right.
6)
After creating a song or songs for recording,
connect the sound source to the MR-8HD/
CD (see the next page) and start recording.
<Note>: After creating a new song, by executing procedure steps 1 through 3, the
following song selection screen appears.
This screen is used for loading the desired
song from the list, as well as creating a new
song.
For example, by rotating the [MENU/ENTER]
knob to highlight “S01: FOSTEX_FEVER” and
pressing the [MENU/ENTER] knob, you can
load the demo song.
After completing song name entry, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The cursor moves to “[ENTER]” at the bottom
of the screen.
Flashing
For details about how to select the desired
song, see "Song management" on page 97.
Flashing
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Input connection
Input channel
The MR-8HD/CD provides four input channels: [INPUT A], [INPUT B], [INPUT C] and [INPUT D].
Each channel provides both the XLR and 1/4" phone connectors.
INPUT B INPUT C INPUT D
INPUT A
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MAX LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
Input channel
Available input connectors
INPUT A
Either of the XLR (balanced) connector or phone (unbalanced) jack
can be used (if both connectors
are plugged, the phone jack is effective).
INPUT B
INPUT C
INPUT D
Shapes of connectable connector
XLR-3-12C type
PHONE plug
• When you use the [INPUT A] channel, set the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear panel
appropriately.
• If you use a condenser microphone, use the XLR (balanced) connector. The MR-8HD/CD can
supply the phantom power (see page 128).
[INPUT A SELECT] switch
When you use the [INPUT A] channel, you must set the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear panel
appropriately.
“MIC/LINE” position
[INPUT A SELECT] switch
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
“GTR DIST” position
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
B HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
“GTR CLEAN” position
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
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Both the [BAL] XLR and [UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connectors can be used.
Set the switch to this position when the
source is an external microphone or
line level source.
Both the [BAL] XLR and [UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connectors can be used.
You can adjust the input level and distortion using the [TRIM] and [DISTORTION] controls respectively. You can
also use the amp simulation insert effect.
Both the [BAL] XLR and [UNBAL/GUITAR] phone connectors can be used.
You can adjust the input level using the
[TRIM] control. You can also use the
amp simulation insert effect.
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Recording track combinations and available input channel(s)
The following shows the recording track combinations and available input channel(s) by the number
of tracks simultaneously recorded.
Recording to two tracks simultaneously
Recording to a single track
Track 1
1
1
Track 2
2
3
3
Track 4
1
Trk 1 and 3
3
1
Recording to three tracks simultaneously
2
Trk 7 and 8
7/8
Trk 1 and 4
4
2
1
Trk 5 and 6
5/6
Only [INPUT A] is available.
You can record only the [INPUT A] channel signal to the
selected track. The channels from [INPUT B] to [INPUT
D] are not available.
2
Trk 3 and 4
4
Track 3
4
1
Trk 1 and 2
2
Trk 2 and 3
3
2
Trk 2 and 4
4
Trk 1, 2 and 3
3
[INPUT A] and [INPUT B] are available.
3
1
4
Trk 1, 2 and 4
4
Trk 1, 3 and 4
1
Trk 1, 5 and 6
5/6
1
7/8
2
3
4
2
5/6
2
7/8
3
5/6
3
7/8
4
4
The [INPUT A] channel signal is assigned to the track
with the lower number, while the [INPUT B] channel signal is assigned to the track with the higher number.
5/6
7/8
Recording to four tracks simultaneously
Trk 1, 7 and 8
1
2
Trk 2, 3 and 4
1
2
Trk 2, 5 and 6
1
2
3
4
7/8
3
4
Trk 3, 5 and 6
3
4
Trk 3, 7 and 8
1
3
Trk 4, 5 and 6
1
3
Trk 4, 7 and 8
1
4
1
4
<Example of input assignment to tracks>
If you make recording to tracks 2, 4, 7 and 8, input-totrack assignment is as follows.
Trk 1, 2, 5 and 6
5/6
Trk 2, 7 and 8
[INPUT A], [INPUT B] and [INPUT C] are available.
The [INPUT A] channel signal is assigned to the track
with the lowest number, the [INPUT B] signal assigned
to the track with the next lowest number, and the [INPUT C] signal is assigned to the track with the highest
number.
Trk 1, 2, 3 and 4
2
3
2
3
Trk 3, 4, 5 and 6
5/6
7/8
7/8
7/8
4
Trk 1, 4, 7 and 8
Trk 2, 3, 5 and 6
7/8
2
Trk 1, 3, 7 and 8
Trk 1, 4, 5 and 6
5/6
5/6
4
Trk 3, 4, 7 and 8
Trk 1, 3, 5 and 6
5/6
2
Trk 1, 2, 7 and 8
Trk 2, 3, 7 and 8
Trk 2, 4, 5 and 6
5/6
7/8
Trk 2, 4, 7 and 8
All input channels are available.
The [INPUT A] channel signal is assigned to the track
with the lowest number, the [INPUT B] signal assigned
to the track with the next lowest number, the [INPUT C]
signal is assigned to the track with the second highest
number, and the [INPUT D] signal is assigned to the
track with the highest number.
INPUT A -> Track 2
INPUT B -> Track 4
INPUT C -> Track 7
INPUT D -> Track 8
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Recording onto a single track
You can record onto any one of tracks 1 through 4. When making recording to a single track, you
can record a signal fed to the [INPUT A] channel.
The following describes the procedure for recording an acoustic guitar onto track 1 via a microphone. We assume that Song02 is loaded and no sound is recorded to Song02. See "Creating a
song for recording" on page 31 for details about how to create a song.
2
INPUT A SEL
1
6
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
6
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
1
PHONES VOL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
2
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
3
R
L
R
L
R
L
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
7
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
9
4
3)
Preparation for recording
1)
5 8 10
4
Press the [REC SELECT] key for track 1.
Track 1 is record armed and the [REC SELECT]
key for track 1 starts flashing.
On the home screen, the remaining time is
shown, while "1" for the track number changes
to "A".
Connect a microphone to the [BAL] or
[UNBAL/GUITAR] input connector of the
[INPUT A] channel.
<Note>: You can supply the phantom power
to a condenser microphone connected to
the [BAL] XLR connector (see page 128).
Note that you cannot supply the phantom
power via the [GUITAR/UNBAL] phone connector.
2)
Set the [INPUT A SELECT] switch to "MIC/LINE".
4)
<Note>: You can apply the mic simulation
as insert effects when the [INPUT A SELECT]
switch to "MIC/LINE" (see page 58).
Set track fader 1 and [MASTER] fader to the
nominal position (marked by ).
Raising these faders allows you to monitor the
input sound. If these faders are not raised, you
cannot monitor the sound via headphones.
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Starting recording
<Note>: The fader for track 1 is used to adjust the monitor level. To adjust the recording level, use the [TRIM] control of the [INPUT A] channel.
7)
While holding down the [RECORD] key, press the
[PLAY] key to start recording.
The guitar is recorded.
5)
Press the [RECORD] key once (the key indicator
starts flashing).
8)
Track 1 (which is record armed) now enters
" is
the input monitor mode and "
shown on the home screen.
When recording completes, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder.
<Note>: We recommend to press the [REC
SELECT] key for track 1 to unarm track 1.
Playing back the recorded track
9)
10)
6)
Press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback.
You can adjust the monitor level using the track
1 fader, as well as the [MASTER] fader and
[PHONES VOL] control.
While playing the guitar, adjust the recording level
using the [TRIM] control of the [INPUT A]
channel.
If you are not satisfied with the result, use
the undo/redo function to cancel the recording and try again.
Adjust the level appropriately so that the PEAK
indicator does not light.
Turning the [PHONES VOL] control clockwise
raises the headphone monitor level.
Undoing recording (undo/redo)
The screen shows the input level of track 1, as
well as the stereo L and R output levels.
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key after finishing
recording, you can return to the condition before
the recording started (UNDO operation). Therefore,
you can try recording again.
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key again (after
UNDO), the undo operation is canceled and you
can return to the condition when the recording
finished (REDO operation).
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
MASTERING
LOCATE
B / OUT
<Note>: Adjust the [TRIM] control properly
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
[UNDO/REDO] key
so that the PEAK indicator does not light at
the loudest part of the guitar sound. If the
input level is too high, the PEAK indicator
lights and the sound may be distorted or
noisy.
YZ9
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
END
ZERO
<Tip>: When receiving a line level signal, set
the [TRIM] control to left ("LINE") to get the
appropriate level. When receiving a microphone signal, set the [TRIM] control to right
("MIC") to get the appropriate level.
<Notes>: The undo/redo function is available for
all kind of recordings, however, if you carry out
any of the following operations after making recording, you cannot undo the recording.
• Carrying out new recording.
• Carrying out track or part editing.
• Turning off the power.
• Selecting another song or editing the song name.
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Overdubbing basics
Overdubbing is recording something new while listening to the previously recorded track(s).
It is a very important method in multitrack recording. The following describes an example of
overdubbing for recording a stereo keyboard to tracks 7/8 while listening to the guitar on track
1. See the procedure previously described in "Recording onto a single track" for details about how
to record a guitar on track 1. In the procedure below, we assume that the song of which the
guitar has been recorded on track 1 is loaded.
Note that you can make overdubbing to another track or other tracks in the same manner as
described below.
2
1
INPUT A SEL
1
7
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
7
UNBAL
INSERT
DISTORTION
UNBAL
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
1
TRIM
MIC
LINE
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
DELAY
MASTERING
3
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
9
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
8,11
4
4 5 8,10 6,12
4
This indicates you can now record the [INPUT
A] and [INPUT B] channel signals to tracks 7
and 8 respectively.
Preparation for recording
1)
Connect the L and R outputs of the keyboard to
input connectors of the [INPUT A] and [INPUT B]
channels.
Connect the L and R outputs to the [INPUT A]
and [INPUT B] channels respectively.
2)
Set the [INPUT A SELECT] switch to "MIC/LINE".
3)
Press the [REC SELECT] key for tracks 7/8.
Tracks 7/8 are record armed and the
[REC SELECT] key for tracks 7/8 starts
flashing.
4)
On the home screen, the remaining time is
shown, while "7" and "8" for the track
numbers change to "A" and "B" respectively.
Set track faders 1 and 7/8 and the [MASTER] fader
to the nominal position (marked by ).
Raising these faders allows you to monitor the
input sound. If these faders are not raised, you
cannot monitor the sound via headphones.
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Starting recording
<Note>: Track 1 and 7/8 faders are used to
adjust the monitor level. To adjust the recording levels, use the [TRIM] controls of the
[INPUT A] and [INPUT B] channels.
5)
9)
While holding down the [RECORD] key, press the
[PLAY] key to start recording.
The recorder records the keyboard while
playing back track 1 (guitar).
Press the [RECORD] key once (the key indicator
starts flashing).
10)
The armed tracks 7/8 now enter the input
" is shown on
monitor mode, while "
the home screen.
When recording completes, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder.
<Note>: We recommend to press the
[REC SELECT] key for tracks 7/8 to unarm
tracks 7/8.
Playing back the recorded track
11)
Press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
Adjusting the recording levels while listening to track 1
12)
6)
Press the [PLAY] key to play back the song from
the beginning.
Though tracks 7/8 are in the input monitor
mode, you can hear the track 1 signal by
rotating the [PHONES VOL] control clockwise
(while the meter for track 1 shows the
playback level).
7)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback.
You can adjust the monitor level using the track
faders, as well as the [MASTER] fader and
[PHONES VOL] control.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, use the undo/redo function to cancel
the recording and try again.
While playing the keyboard, adjust the recording
levels using the [TRIM] controls of the [INPUT A]
and [INPUT B] channels.
Undoing recording (undo/redo)
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key after finishing
recording, you can return to the condition before
the recording started (UNDO operation). Therefore,
you can try recording again.
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key again (after
UNDO), the undo operation is canceled and you
can return to the condition when the recording
finished (REDO operation).
Adjust the levels appropriately so that the PEAK
indicators for these input channels do not light.
The home screen shows the playback level of
track 1 and the input levels of tracks 7 and 8,
as well as the stereo L and R output levels.
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
MASTERING
LOCATE
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
[UNDO/REDO] key
YZ9
PLAY
<Note>: Adjust each [TRIM] control properly
REWIND
F FWD
END
ZERO
so that the corresponding PEAK indicator
does not light at the loudest part of the keyboard sound.
<Tip>: When receiving a line level signal, set
the [TRIM] control to left ("LINE") to get the
appropriate level. When receiving a microphone signal, set the [TRIM] control to right
("MIC") to get the appropriate level.
8)
<Notes>: The undo/redo function is available for
all kind of recordings, however, if you carry out
any of the following operations after making recording, you cannot undo the recording.
After adjusting the recording levels properly,
press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
• Carrying out new recording.
• Carrying out track or part editing.
• Turning off the power.
• Selecting another song or editing the song name.
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Recording onto four tracks simultaneously
You can simultaneously record up to four tracks. See page 34 for the available combinations of
four recording tracks. The following describes the procedure for recording different sound sources
simultaneously to tracks 1 through 4. You can make four-track simultaneous recording with any
available track combination in the same manner.
2
1
INPUT A SEL
1 1 1
6
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
6
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
3
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
3
2
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
7
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
9
4 5
4
3)
Preparation for recording
1)
->
->
->
->
10
Press the [REC SELECT] key for tracks 1 through
4.
Tracks 1 through 4 are record armed and the
[REC SELECT] keys for tracks 1 through 4 start
flashing.
Connect the following sound sources to the
[INPUT A] through [INPUT D] channels.
[INPUT A]
[INPUT B]
[INPUT C]
[INPUT D]
8
Electric guitar
Electric bass
Microphone (vocal)
Drum machine
On the home screen, track numbers "1"
through "4" changes to "A" through "D"
respectively, showing that each input is
assigned to the appropriate track.
The remaining time of the hard disk is shown.
<Note>: If you connect a condenser microphone to the [BAL] XLR connector of the [INPUT C] channel, you can supply the phantom power to the microphone (see page
128).
2)
Set the [INPUT A SELECT] switch to "GTR DIST".
You can add distortion of the internal effects
to your guitar sound.
4)
<Note>: You can apply the amp simulation
as insert effects when the [INPUT A SELECT]
switch is set to "GTR DIST" (see page 58).
Set the track faders 1 through 4 and [MASTER]
fader to the nominal position (marked by ).
Raising these faders allows you to monitor the
input sound. If these faders are not raised, you
cannot monitor the sound via headphones.
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Starting recording
<Note>: Track faders 1 through 4 are used
to adjust the monitor levels. To adjust the
recording level, use the [TRIM] controls for
[INPUT A] through [INPUT D].
7)
While holding down the [RECORD] key, press the
[PLAY] key to start recording.
The recorder starts recording.
5)
Press the [RECORD] key once (the key indicator
starts flashing).
8)
Tracks 1 through 4 (which are armed) now
enter the input monitor mode and
" is shown on the home screen.
"
When recording completes, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder.
<Note>: We recommend to press the [REC
SELECT] key for tracks 1 through 4 to unarm these tracks.
Playing back the recorded track
9)
10)
6)
While playing the music, adjust the recording
level of each track using the [TRIM] control of
each input channel.
Press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback.
You can adjust the monitor level using track
faders 1 through 4, as well as the [MASTER]
fader and [PHONES VOL] control.
Adjust the level appropriately so that the PEAK
indicator does not light.
Turning the [PHONES VOL] control clockwise
raises the headphone monitor level.
<Tip>: If you are not satisfied with the result, use the undo/redo function to cancel
the recording and try again.
The screen shows the input level of tracks 1
through 4, as well as the stereo L and R output
levels.
Undoing recording (undo/redo)
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key after finishing
recording, you can return to the condition before
the recording started (UNDO operation). Therefore,
you can try recording again.
If you press the [UNDO/REDO] key again (after
UNDO), the undo operation is canceled and you
can return to the condition when the recording
finished (REDO operation).
BOUNCE
<Note>: Adjust the [TRIM] control of each
MENU / ENTER
input channel properly so that the PEAK
indicator does not light at the loudest part
of the sound.
MASTERING
LOCATE
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
[UNDO/REDO] key
YZ9
<Tip>: You can add distortion to an electric
PLAY
guitar connected to [INPUT A]. Use the [DISTORTION] control to adjust the distortion
level. When you add distortion, readjust the
[TRIM] control.
REWIND
F FWD
END
ZERO
<Tip>: When receiving a line level signal, set
<Notes>: The undo/redo function is available for
the [TRIM] control to left ("LINE") to get the
appropriate level. When receiving a microphone signal, set the [TRIM] control to right
("MIC") to get the appropriate level.
all kind of recordings, however, if you carry out
any of the following operations after making recording, you cannot undo the recording.
• Carrying out new recording.
• Carrying out track or part editing.
• Turning off the power.
• Selecting another song or editing the song name.
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Basic mixdown
This section describes basic mixdown which is the final process of multitrack recording. Mixdown
mixes recorded materials on tracks 1 through 8 down to stereo. The mixdowned material can be
recorded to an external master recorder.
The MR-8HD/CD is equipped with the [DIGITAL OUT] connector, so you can record a mixdowned
signal to a digital master recorder (DAT, MD, etc.) which can accept an S/P DIF digital signal in
digital domain. With the MR-8HD/CD, you can also record a mixdowned signal internally to a
new song of the MR-8HD/CD using the track bouncing function, without the need of an external
master recorder (see "Track bouncing" described later).
Delay or Reverb
Track 5 (Playback)
Track 6 (Playback)
Track 7 (Playback)
Mastering effects
Mixing
Track 1 (Playback)
Track 2 (Playback)
Track 3 (Playback)
Track 4 (Playback)
D/A
STEREO OUT (L)
Analog signals
STEREO OUT (R)
DIGITAL OUT
Digital signal
Track 8 (Playback)
Mixdown to an analog recorder
The following describes how to make mixdown recording to an external analog recorder.
[STEREO OUT L, R]
MR-8HD/CD
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MAX LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
Analog master recorder
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
ON/
OFF
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
1)
2)
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
POWER
Connect the [STEREO OUT (L, R)] connectors of
the MR-8HD/CD to the input connectors of an
analog master recorder.
3)
Adjust the recording level of the master recorder
while rehearsing mixdown.
See the manual of the master recorder for
details about how to adjust the recording level.
While playing back the MR-8HD/CD, rehearse
mixing down the recorded sounds by adjusting
the level and panning of each track, applying
effects to tracks 1 through 4 and applying the
mastering effects to the L/R stereo mix, etc.
The output levels from the [STEREO OUT (L,
R)] connectors can be controlled by the
[MASTER] fader.
Adjust the levels appropriately so that the
highest segments of L and R meters do not light.
4)
After rehearsing mixdown and adjusting the
recording level, locate the MR-8HD/CD to the
beginning of the song.
5)
Start the master recorder recording and then start
the MR-8HD/CD playing back.
6)
After finishing recording, stop both recorders.
<Tip>: By sliding up or down the MR-8HD/
See "Using effects" on page 57 for details about
the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
You can also mix sound sources connected to
[INPUT A] through [INPUT D] during mixdown.
See page 73 for details.
CD [MASTER] fader gradually, you can fade
in or fade out recording.
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Mixdown to a digital recorder
The following describes how to make mixdown recording to an external digital recorder.
Digital master recorder
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
MR-8HD/CD
[DIGITAL OUT]
Optical cable
1)
Connect the [DIGITAL OUT] connector of the
MR-8HD/CD to the digital input connector of a
digital master recorder using an optical cable.
3)
<Note>: The [DIGITAL OUT] connector of the
MR-8HD/CD is the Toslink optical type.
If your digital recorder provides only the
coaxial type connector, use the Fostex COP1/96 kHz coaxial-optical converter.
Contact Fostex or our dealer for details
about the Model COP-1/96 kHz.
While playing back the MR-8HD/CD, rehearse
mixing down the recorded sounds by adjusting
the level and panning of each track, applying
effects to tracks 1 through 4 and applying the
mastering effects to the L/R stereo mix, etc.
See "Using effects" on page 57 for details about
the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
You can also mix sound sources connected to
[INPUT A] through [INPUT D] during mixdown.
See page 72 for details.
4)
Use the [MASTER] fader of the MR-8HD/CD to
adjust the output level.
Adjust the level appropriately so that the level
meter of the master recorder shows "0" when
the MR-8HD/CD outputs the biggest signal.
If the level meter exceeds "0", the sound may
be distorted.
5)
Start the master recorder recording and then start
the MR-8HD/CD playing back.
Model COP-1/96kHz
2)
<Tip>: By sliding up or down the MR-8HD/
CD [MASTER] fader gradually, you can fade
in or fade out recording.
Set the master recorder to accept the digital
input.
6)
Make sure that the recorder accepts the digital
signal output from the MR-8HD/CD, which is
44.1-kHz, 16-bit, S/P DIF signal.
Generally, a digital recorder cannot adjust the
digital input level.
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After finishing recording, stop both recorders.
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Advanced playback and locate functions)
Advanced playback and locate functions
This chapter describes advanced playback functions including cueing,
partial playback (between points A and B), special play modes, as well as
the locate function.
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3 x cueing
By holding down the [F FWD] or [REWIND] key during playback, the recorder enters cueing mode
and you can monitor playback at 3 x speed. It may be useful for searching a specific position.
•
[REWIND] key
[F FWD] key
By holding down the [F FWD] key during play
back, the recorder starts cueing forwards at 3 x
speed.
During forward cueing, ">>" is shown on the
display.
RECORD
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
•
By holding down the [REWIND] key during play
back, the recorder starts cueing backwards at 3
x speed.
During backward cueing, "<<" is shown on the
display.
Playback between LOCATE A and B points
When the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points are set, you can playback between these points once.
This function is always available regardless of the play mode setting (see "Play mode" on next
page). This function allows you to check the editing part (between LOCATE A and B points) for
copy/paste, erase, etc. See "Part editing" described later.
[STOP] key
RECORD
•
[PLAY] key
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
While the recorder is stopped, press the [PLAY]
key while holding down the [STOP] key.
The MR-8HD/CD plays back audio data
between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
once, then stops.
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
Playback
<Note>: Note that this function is available only
when the LOCATE A and B points are set.
See page 49 for details about how to set the LOCATE A and B points.
While the recorder is playing back between the
LOCATE A and B points, the display shows the
icon as below.
<Note>: If you carry out the operation above when
the LOCATE A point is set ahead of the LOCATE B
point (i.e. LOCATE A > LOCATE B), the MR-8HD/
CD plays back audio data from the LOCATE A
point to the REC END points once, then stops.
During playback, you can monitor playback
audio of the desired track(s) by raising the appropriate track fader(s), the [MASTER] fader
and the [PHONES] control.
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Play mode
The MR-8HD/CD offers special play modes including the auto play, auto return and loop playback modes in addition to the normal playback mode.
Selecting a play mode
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
PLAY MODE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
STU7
MIN
MIN
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
While the recorder is stopped,
you can choose the desired play
mode by pressing the [PLAY
MODE] key as many times as
needed.
While the recorder is stopped, each time you press the [PLAY MODE] key, the play
mode switches among "Off", "Auto Play", "Auto return" and "Loop".
The current mode is shown on the screen as follows (when "Off" is selected, there is
no indication).
<Play mode "off">
<Auto play mode>
Lighting
Lighting
Lighting
<Auto return mode>
<Loop mode>
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Auto play mode
In the Auto play mode, when locating to the ABS ZERO, REC END, LOCATE A or LOCATE B point,
the recorder automatically starts playback from the point. The following shows the auto play
function after locating to the LOCATE A point (see page 48 for the locate function).
The point where you
execute the locate function
The point where you
execute the locate function
LOCATE A point
Locate
Locate
Playback
When locating to the LOCATE A point,
the recorder automatically starts
playback immediately.
Auto return mode
The auto return mode is active when the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points are set.
In the auto return mode, when reaching at the LOCATE B point during playback, the recorder
automatically locates to the LOCATE A point and stops.
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
playback
When reaching at the LOCATE B point during playback,
the recorder automatically locates to the LOCATE A
point and stops.
Loop mode
As with the auto return mode, the loop mode is active when the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
are set. In the loop mode, when reaching at the LOCATE B point during playback, the recorder
automatically locates to the LOCATE A point and starts playback. The recorder repeats this
behavior until you stop the recorder.
You may find it very convenience to use the loop function together with the auto punch in/out
function (see the next page).
LOCATE B point
LOCATE A point
Playback
When locating to the LOCATE A point, the recorder
automatically starts playback.
When reaching at the LOCATE B point during
playback, the recorder automatically locates to
the LOCATE A point.
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Loop function in auto punch in/out mode
When the loop mode is active (while the auto punch in/out mode is inactive), the LOCATE
A and LOCATE B points are used as the loop start and end points. When the auto punch in/
out mode is active (while the loop mode is inactive), the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
are used as the punch-in and punch-out points.
When both the auto punch in/out and loop modes are active, the LOCATE A and LOCATE
B points are used as the punch-in and punch-out points, while the loop function starts at
"the LOCATE A point minus the pre-roll time" and ends at "the LOCATE B point plus the
post-roll time", as shown below. The pre-roll time is initially set to four seconds, while the
post-roll time is set to one second.
<Note>: If you set the LOCATE A point to the beginning of a song (ABS ZERO) or set the
LOCATE B point to the recording end point (REC END) of a song, the pre-roll or post-roll
time is ignored.
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
4 sec.
1 sec.
LOOP END point
LOOP START point
Using the loop function in the auto punch in/out mode reduces the number of key presses,
allowing you to concentrate on playing.
LOCATE A point
(Punch in point)
LOCATE B point
(Punch out point)
LOOP END point
LOOP START point
You can change the pre-roll and post-roll time within the range between 0.1 and 10.0
seconds (in 0.1 second steps) in the menu mode (see page 126).
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Advanced playback and locate functions)
Locate function
The following describes the locate functions, which allow you to immediately skip to a specified
point in a song.
Time locate
Regardless of the current recorder position, you can locate to the beginning (ABS ZERO) of the
song or the recording end (REC END) of the song.
Locating to the beginning (ABS ZERO) of a song
•
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[REWIND] key while holding down the [STOP] key.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
The MR-8HD/CD immediately locates to the
beginning of the song (ABS ZERO) and stops.
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
The current position
ABS ZERO
REC END
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
L
R
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
Locate
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
4
3
2
1
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
STOP
RECORD
MIN
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
[STOP] key + [REWIND] key
Locating to the recording end point (REC END) of a song
•
While the recorder is stopped, press the [F FWD]
key while holding down the [STOP] key.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
The MR-8HD/CD immediately locates to the
recording end of the song (REC END) and stops.
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
ABS ZERO
The current position
REC END
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
Locate
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STU7
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
[STOP] key + [F FWD] key
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Advanced playback and locate functions)
Locating to the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point
You can set the desired point of a song as the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point.
The LOCATE A and B points can be used not only for locating, but also for auto punch in/out,
play modes and part editing, etc.
Setting the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point
You can set the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point while the recorder is running or stops at the
desired point, regardless of time base setting.
<Note>: You cannot set the LOCATE A or B point for a protected song. If you are going to do so,
the warning message ("This song is protected!") is shown. To set the LOCATE A or B point for a
protected song, release the protection first (see page 101).
<Note>: The LOCATE A point must be earlier than the LOCATE B point. If not, you cannot carry
out the auto punch in/out or loop function correctly.
<Tip>: While the time base is set to the bar/beat mode, if you set the "Beat resolution" menu item
in the menu mode to "On", you can store the LOCATE A or B point in beat resolution. In other
words, the clock digit of the Bar/Beat/Clk value is automatically rounded down or up, so that
the clock digit is always "000".
See page 127 for details about how to make the beat resolution active or inactive.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
UNBAL
LINE
MIC
LINE
2
PHONES VOL
TRIM
TRIM
MIC
1
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
[STORE] key + [LOCATE A/IN] key
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
[STORE] key + [LOCATE B/OUT] key
RECORD
MIN
•
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
To set the LOCATE A point:
When the recorder is playing back (or stopped), press the [LOCATE A/IN] key at the desired point
while holding down the [STORE] key.
The display briefly shows "Store LOCATE A", and the point when pressing the [LOCATE A/IN]
key is stored as the LOCATE A point.
•
To set the LOCATE B point:
When the recorder is playing back (or stopped), press the [LOCATE B/OUT] key at the desired
point while holding down the [STORE] key.
The display briefly shows "Store LOCATE B", and the point when pressing the [LOCATE B/OUT]
key is stored as the LOCATE B point.
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Locating
While the recorder is stopped, press the [LOCATE A/IN] (or [LOCATE B/OUT]) key.
The recorder instantly locates to the appropriate point.
• When the current recorder position is between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points:
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
The current position
Locate
Locate
• When the current recorder position is before the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points:
The current position
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
Locate
Locate
• When the current recorder position is after the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points:
LOCATE A point
LOCATE B point
The current position
Locate
Locate
<Tip>: By selecting the play mode to "Auto play", the recorder automatically starts
playback after locating the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point.
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Punch in/out)
Punch in/out
Using the punch in/out function of the MR-8HD/CD, you can overwrite
the desired part of the recorded track. "Punch in" means switching from
playback to recording, while "punch out" means switching from recording to playback. The MR-8HD/CD offers three methods for making punch
in/out recording.
1)
2)
3)
Manual punch in/out using the top panel keys
Punch in/out using a footswitch
Auto punch in/out at the specified in/out points
The following description assumes that the song you are going to make
punch in/out recording to is loaded and the preparations for recording
is completed.
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Punch in/out using the keys on the top panel
You can make punch in/out manually by using the [RECORD] and [PLAY] keys on the MR-8HD/
CD top panel.
<Note>: The punch in/out operation by yourself using the keys on the top panel sometimes
prevents you from concentrating on playing. In such a case, ask someone to operate the MR8HD/CD, or use either of the other two punch in/out methods described later.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIN
MIC
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
1
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
2
1
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
3
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
2,4
Press the [RECORD] key
while holding down the [PLAY] key.
(Punch in)
Playback
1)
Press only the [PLAY] key.
(Punch out)
Recording
Playback
Press the [REC SELECT] key for the track you
are going to make punch in/out recording.
<Important note>
You cannot punch in by only pressing the
[RECORD] key. You need to hold down the
[PLAY] key when pressing the [RECORD] key.
The track is record-armed.
2)
Locate the recorder to the point before the punchin point and press the [PLAY] key to start
playback.
4)
It may be a good idea to play the instrument
along with the playback sound, so that you can
get the tempo and feel.
3)
When the recorder reaches at the point you want
to punch out, press only the [PLAY] key.
The recorder status switches from recording
to playback.
When the recorder reaches at the point you want
to punch in, press the [RECORD] key while holding
down the [PLAY] key (see <Important note> below>).
The armed track is punched in (i.e. starts
recording).
5)
Press the [STOP] key to stop the recorder.
6)
Rewind the recorder and play back the part you
performed the punch in/out recording to check
the result.
If you are not satisfied with the result, use the
undo function to cancel the punch in/out
recording and try again.
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Punch in/out using the footswitch
You can make hands-free punch in/out recording using an unlatched-type footswitch.
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
[FOOT SW] jack
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
Unlatched-type footswitch
Press the footswitch.
(Punch in)
Playback
1)
Connect the footswitch to the [FOOT SW] jack
on the MR-8HD/CD rear panel.
2)
Press the [REC SELECT] key for the track you
are going to make punch in/out recording.
Press the footswitch.
(Punch out)
Recording
<Note>: You cannot perform another punch
in/out recording successively.
To perform punch in/out recording in another part, stop the recorder and perform
the steps above again.
The track is record-armed.
3)
Locate the recorder to the point before the punchin point, and press the [PLAY] key to start play
back.
It may be a good idea to play the instrument
along with the playback sound, so that you can
get the tempo and feel.
4)
6)
Press the [STOP] key to stop the recorder.
7)
Rewind the recorder and play back the part you
performed the punch in/out recording to check
the result.
If you are not satisfied with the result, use the
undo function to cancel the punch in/out
recording and try again.
When the recorder reaches at the point you want
to punch in, press the footswitch.
The armed track is punched in (i.e. starts
recording).
5)
Playback
When the recorder reaches at the point you want
to punch out, press the footswitch again.
The recorder status switches from recording
to playback.
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Auto punch in/out
By setting the punch-in and punch-out points in advance, the recorder automatically makes
punch in/out recording for you. You can rehearse punch in/out recording as many times you
like.
Setting the punch-in and punch-out points
You can set the punch-in and punch-out points on-the-fly while playing back the recorder (as
well as you can set them while the recorder is stopped at the desired position).
Punch-in point
Punch-out point
Part replaced with a new recording
<Note>: You cannot make punch-in/out recording
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the
on a song which is protected. Release the song protection before making punch-in/out recording.
punch-in or punch-out point you set, simply redo the operation above. The new time
data overwrites the previous one.
1)
Start playback from the beginning of the song
(or from a point before the point where you want
to make punching in) by pressing the [PLAY] key.
2)
When the recorder reaches at the point where
you want to make punching in, press the
[LOCATE A/IN] key while holding down the
[STORE] key.
4)
<Hint>: To rewind the recorder to the beginning of the song after setting the
punch-out point, press the [REWIND] key
while holding down the [STOP] key.
The display briefly shows "Store LOCATE A" and
the time data when you press the
[LOCATE A/IN] key is set as the punch-in point.
To locate before the punch-in point, carry
out the following.
LOCATE
3)
AUTO PUNCH
PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
PQR6
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
+-_0
DELETE
(1)
(2)
The display briefly shows "Store LOCATE B" and
the time data when you press the
[LOCATE B/OUT] key is set as the punch-out
point.
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
PQR6
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
+-_0
DELETE
Press the [REWIND] key to move back
the recorder and press the [STOP] key
at the desired point.
<Hint>: The punch-in and punch-out
points you set also can be used for the
locate function, playback by the play
mode and part editing (see pages 45 and
111).
LOCATE
PLAY MODE
While the recorder is stopped, press
the [LOCATE A/IN] key.
The recorder immediately locates to
the punch-in point and stops.
When the recorder reaches at the point where
you want to make punching out, press the
[LOCATE B/OUT] key while holding down the
[STORE] key.
AUTO PUNCH
Stop the recorder after setting the punch-in and
punch-out points, and rewind the recorder to the
beginning of the song (or to a point before the
point where you want to make punching in).
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Rehearsal for auto punch in/out
After setting the punch-in and punch-out points appropriately, you can rehearse the auto punch
in/out for checking the punch-in and -out points or practicing punch-in and -out timing.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
1
PHONES VOL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
2
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
<How to make auto punch in/out mode active>
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
VWX8
YZ9
+-_0
DELETE
AUTO PUNCH
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
RECORD
MIN
STU7
MAX
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
PQR6
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
Punch-in point
Pressing the [AUTO PUNCH] key
switches the auto punch in/out mode
on or off.
Each press of the [AUTO PUNCH] key
turns on or off the indicator.
Punch-out point
Playback
Playback
Input monitor
1)
Locate the recorder to the point before the punchin point (or the beginning of the song).
4)
The recorder starts punch in/out rehearsal.
The "
" icon on the display changes
<Tip>: You can immediately locate to the
punch-in point by pressing the
[LOCATE A/IN] key. Therefore, by pressing the [LOCATE A/IN] key, followed by
the [REWIND] key then the [STOP] key,
you can easily locate to the point before
the punch-in point.
2)
Press the [REC SELECT] key of the track you are
going to make punch in/out operation to arm the
track.
3)
Press the [AUTO PUNCH] key to make the auto
punch mode active.
to the "
" icon.
In the rehearsal mode, the recorder automatically switches the monitor of the armed track
from "repro" to "input" at the punch-in point,
but actual recording is not made (the [RECORD]
key flashes while "
" is shown on the
display.
By repeating the operation above, you can practice auto in/out operation as many times as
you like.
5)
The "
screen.
Press the [PLAY] key.
" icon is now shown on the
After the punch-out point is passed, locate the
recorder back to the beginning position.
<Note>: By using the loop function when
rehearsing the auto punch in/out operation,
you can concentrate on playing without the
need of troublesome operation of the MR8HD/CD. See page 45 for details about the
loop function.
Lighting
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Actual auto punch in/out
After rehearsing the auto punch-in/out operation, it's time for executing actual auto punch in/
out operation.
Punch in point
Playback
1)
Locate the recorder to the point before the punchin point.
2)
Make sure that "AUTO PUNCH" is shown on the
screen (i.e. the auto punch mode is active).
Punch out point
Recording
<Note>: In addition to the punch in/out function, the MR-8HD/CD allows you to edit the
recorded material using the following editing
functions.
If it is not shown, press the [AUTO PUNCH] key.
3)
Playback
• Deleting the whole data on the desired
track (using the "Erase Track" menu item).
See page 104.
Press the [RECORD] key while holding down the
[PLAY] key.
• Copying all data on a track and pasting it
to another track (using the "Copy Paste
Track" menu item). See page 105.
The recorder starts executing actual punch in/
out operation. The "
" icon on the
display changes to the "
" icon.
• Moving the desired track data to the other
track(s) (using the "Move Track" menu
item). See page 107.
Unlike the rehearsal, the recorder
automatically starts recording when it reaches
the punch-in point, then automatically stops
recording and exits the auto punch mode at
the punch-out point.
• Exchanging all track data between tracks
(using the "Change Track" menu item). See
page 108.
<Note>: You can cancel the auto punch in/
out recording you made by pressing the
[UNDO/REDO] key.
• Deleting the desired part (using the "Erase
Part" menu item). See page 113.
• Pasting the desired part(s) to the other
track(s) (using the "Copy Paste Part" menu
item or the "Copy Part" and "Paste Part"
menu items). See pages 114 and 116.
• Moving the desired part(s) to the other
track(s) (using the "Move Part" menu item).
See page 119.
• Exchanging parts between tracks (using the
"Change Part" menu item). See page 121.
<About "part">
A "part" is defined as audio data between
the "LOCATE A" and "LOCATE B" points.
Therefore, you have to set the "LOCATE
A" and "LOCATE B" points when editing a
"part".
The punch-in and punch-out points set
for the auto punch in/out function also
can be used as the "LOCATE A" and "LOCATE B" points.
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Using effects
The MR-8HD/CD provides the insert effects for recording (microphone
and amplifier simulation effects), the delay/reverb effects for track bounce
or mixdown (for tracks 1 through 4 only), and the mastering effects for
L/R mix. You can also use an external effect device connected to the
[INSERT] connector.
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Using the insert effects
The [INPUT A] channel of the MR-8HD/CD provides two types of insert effects: microphone and
amplifier simulation effects. These effects can be used during recording.
These effects simulate popular microphones and guitar amplifiers. If you use the microphone
simulation effect when you record an acoustic guitar through your microphone, you can make
recording as if you are using a famous microphone. If you use the guitar amplifier simulation
effect when you record an electric guitar directly connected to the MR-8HD/CD, you can make
recording as if you are using a famous guitar amplifier.
Note that you cannot get exactly the same sound as the original microphone/guitar amplifier by
using simulation effects.
Mic simulation effects
You can use mic simulation effects when the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear panel is set to
"MIC/LINE".
INPUT A SEL
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
TUBE
BRIT STACK
US METAL
60'S COMBO
“DYNAMIC”
“CONDENSER”
“TUBE”
Set to the "MIC/LINE" position
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
By pressing the appropriate key, you can
choose from among three mic simulation effects: DYNAMIC, CONDENSER and TUBE (the
indicator of the key lights up).
MIC SIMULATION
INPUT A
AMP SIMULATION
• Details of each mic simulation effect
DYNAMIC
Simulates the sound of a popular dynamic microphone.
CONDENSER
Simulates the sound of a popular condenser microphone for professional use.
TUBE
Simulates the sound of a popular tube
microphone for professional use.
Amp simulation effects
You can use mic simulation effects when the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear panel is set to
"GTR DIST" or "GTR CLEAN". Only when the switch is set to "GTR DIST", you can also use the
distortion (adjusted by the [DISTORTION] control), as well as the insert effects.
INPUT A SEL
When the switch is set to
"GTR DIST".
“BRIT STACK”
“US METAL”
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
BRIT STACK
US METAL
“60”s COMBO”
TUBE
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
INPUT A SEL
MIC SIMULATION
INPUT A
When the switch is set to
"GTR CLEAN".
60'S COMBO
AMP SIMULATION
• Amp simulation effects details
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
You can choose from three guitar amp simulation effects: BRIT STACK, US METAL and 60's
COMBO (the selected key lights up).
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BRIT STACK
Simulates a popular British 800-series
tube guitar amp head.
US METAL
Simulates a popular US high gain metal
guitar amplifier.
60’s COMBO
Simulates a popular tube combo guitar
amplifier.
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Applying external effects
During recording, you can apply external effects to a sound source connected to an input connector in the [INPUT A] channel.
The [INPUT A] channel has the [INSERT] connector (phone jack). You can connects an external
effect unit (typically, a compressor/limiter) to this connector using a Y-cable, as shown below.
EFFECTOR (COMP/LIMITER) etc.
Input
Output
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
STEREO OUT
R
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
1
2
Sound source
MAX LINE
MIN
TRIM
MIC
LINE
LINE
PHONES VOL
TRIM
TRIM
MIC
MIC
LINE
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
STOP
RECORD
MIN
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
The source (dry) signal fed to the [INPUT A] channel is sent to the external effect
unit connected to the [INSERT] connector and the wet (effect) signal returns to
the [INPUT A] channel. Thus, you can apply effects to the "INPUT A" signal by
connecting an external effect unit.
EFFECTOR
Input
Sound
source
Output
Dry (original) sound
INPUT A
Wet (effect) sound
See the manual of your effect unit for details about how to use it.
A Y-cable is not supplied with the MR-8HD/CD, therefore, purchase an appropriate Y-cable available in the market.
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Using the reverb or delay
The MR-8HD/CD has the original built-in reverb/delay processor featuring the newly-developed
algorithm. You can apply the reverb or delay to playback signals of tracks 1 through 4 during
mixdown and track bouncing.
Selecting an effect type
Selecting a delay type
You can select an effect type from among three
reverb options (ROOM, HALL and PLATE) and
a delay (DELAY) by using the keys in the [EFFECT] section shown below.
When you use the delay effect, you can select
a delay type.
1)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
EFFECT
REVERB / DELAY TIME
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
HALL
ROOM
PLATE
DELAY
PLATE
DELAY
2)
ROOM
Simulates reverberation in a medium-sized
room. When you select "ROOM", you can
adjust the reverb time using the [REVERB/
DELAY TIME] control.
HALL
Simulates reverberation in a hall with moderate early reflection.
When you select "HALL", you can adjust the
reverb time using the [REVERB/DELAY
TIME] control.
PLATE
Simulates a plate reverb with a wide frequency range.
When you select "PLATE", you can adjust the
reverb time using the [REVERB/DELAY
TIME] control.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the system menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
Details of each effect type
DELAY
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Delay Type" and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current delay type starts flashing and you
can now select from among three options
shown below ("L-R" is initially selected).
Adds delay effects. You can select the desired delay types using the "Delay Type" item
of the System menu in the menu mode (you
can easily access to the "Delay Type" setting
screen by a long press of the [DELAY] key).
Three delay types are available: Mono, L-R
and Diff. See below for details.
When you select "ROOM", you can adjust
the delay time using the [REVERB/DELAY
TIME] control.
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You can choose from among the following three
delay types.
L-R
L-R delay (default)
Mono
Mono delay
Diff
4)
Adjusting the effect send levels
To apply the effect (reverb or delay) to tracks
1 through 4, adjust the [EFFECT SEND] control for each track to adjust the level of the
track signal sent to the effect processor.
In the example as illustrated below, tracks 1
and 2 signals are sent to the effect processor.
Diffusion delay
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired delay type and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
[EFFECT SEND] control
The selected delay type is set, while the
display returns to the previous screen.
5)
Press the [STOP] key to quit the menu mode.
EFFECT SEND
0
Adjusting the delay/reverb time
EFFECT
PLATE
10
0
10
0
10
The effect processor's stereo output signals
(wet signals) and stereo (L/R) signals (dry signals) are merged together and then output
from the [STEREO OUT L, R] jacks.
REVERB / DELAY TIME
MAX
HALL
0
As shown in the signal flowchart below, a track
(playback) signal after the track fader is fed
to the [EFFECT SEND] control and adjusted,
then fed to the effect processor input.
You can adjust the reverb time or delay time
using the [REVERB/DELAY TIME] control, depending on the selected effect type.
MIN
ROOM
10
[REVERB / DELAY TIME] control
As you can see in the flowchart below, the
signal sent to the effect processor is affected
by the track fader (i.e. a track fader must be
raised to send track signal to the effect processor). The signal which passes through a
fader is generally called a "post fader signal".
DELAY
HALL
Adjusts the reverb time within the range between
1.0 s and 6.0 s (center position: 3.0 s)
ROOM
Adjusts the reverb time within the range between
0.1 s and 2.0 s (center position: 1.0 s)
PLATE
Adjusts the reverb time within the range between
0.5 s and 4.0 s (center position: 2.0 s)
DELAY
Adjusts the delay time within the range between
100 ms to 1000 ms (center position: 300 ms)
<Signal flow from a track to the effect processor (only Track 1~ 4)>
STEREO BUSS
1
Playback
Dry sound
Track 1
PAN
L
L
R
EFFECT SEND
0
10
Adjusts the track
playback level
Delay
or
Reverb
Adjusts the send level to the
effect processor
Wet sound
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Using the mastering effects
The MR-8HD/CD provides the dedicated mastering effects for the L/R stereo buss.
You can use the mastering effects when bouncing more than one track to stereo tracks or when
mixing down tracks 1 through 8 to stereo and sent to an external master recorder for recording.
<Bouncing tracks 1 through 6 to track 7/8>
<Bouncing tracks 1 through 4 to track 5/6>
Mastering effects
Reverb
or Delay
Playback
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Trk 5
Trk 6
Record
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
bouncing
Record
Trk 7
Trk 8
<Bouncing tracks 1 through 8 to the New song>
Record
bouncing
Record
<Mixing down tracks 1 through 8>
Reverb
or Delay
Mastering effects
Playback
Trk 4
Playback
Trk 5
Trk 6
Playback
Trk 7
Trk 8
Playback
STEREO OUT (L, R)
Playback
Playback
Trk 1
Trk 2
Trk 3
Trk 4
Trk 5
Trk 6
Trk 7
Trk 8
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Playback
Mastering effects
Trk 3
Mixing
Playback
Mastering effects
Trk 2
Mastering effects
Reverb
or Delay
Mixing
Trk 1
Playback
Mastering effects
Playback
Trk 1
Trk 2
Trk 3
Trk 4
Trk 5
Trk 6
Mixing
Playback
Mastering effects
Playback
Mixing
Trk 1
Trk 2
Trk 3
Trk 4
Mastering effects
Reverb
or Delay
[STEREO OUT L, R]
D/A
[DIGITAL OUT]
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Trk 7
Trk 8
Record
New Song
Record
bouncing
See "Track bounce" on page 63 for details about track
bounce which allows mixing multiple tracks to stereo.
See "Mixdown" on page 41 for details about mixdown.
Selecting the desired effect type
Three mastering effect types are available. You
can select the desired type using the [MASTERING] keys (POWERFUL, NATURAL and
BRIGHT).
POWERFUL
NATURAL
POWERFUL Adds power to the sound. Good for rock.
Slightly adds power to the sound. Good for
acoustic music.
BRIGHT
Add brightness to the sound. Good for use
when the mixed sound is dark.
BRIGHT
MASTERING
JKL4
NATURAL
MNO5
<Note>: By activating the mastering effect, the output level raises. Therefore, be careful of the level
change when monitoring via headphones or monitor speakers, as well as when adjusting the recording level of an external recorder.
Each effect type has the following character.
Select the appropriate type.
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Track bouncing
This chapter describes track bouncing which is an important function in the recording process.
The track bouncing mixes several tracks and records onto other
two tracks. By using this function, you can record more sound
materials to the MR-8HD/CD tracks.
Three track bouncing modes are available:
(1)
Bouncing tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6.
(2)
Bouncing tracks 1 through 6 to tracks 7/8
(3)
Bouncing tracks 1 through 8 to tracks 7/8 of a new song.
In any mode, you can apply a reverb (or delay) to tracks 1 through
4 when bouncing to two tracks in stereo. Furthermore, you can
apply the mastering effect to the mixed signals.
You can also execute track bouncing while mixing sound sources
from inputs A through D.
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Preliminary knowledge
Before executing track bouncing, read "Track bouncing example" below and "Track bouncing signal
flow" on the next page.
Track bouncing example
You can record more than eight materials using the track bouncing function as shown in the
following example.
<Step 1>
Make recording to tracks 1 through 6.
Track 7
Track 8
<Step 4>
Overdub new materials to tracks 1
through 4.
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
<Step 7>
Overdub new materials to tracks 1
through 4.
<Step 5>
Bounce tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
In this step, you can make track
bouncing while listening to
tracks 7/8 as well.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
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<Step 3>
Delete tracks 1 through 6.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Mixing
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Mixing
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
<Step 2>
Bounce tracks 1 through 6 to tracks 7/8.
<Step 6>
Delete tracks 1 through 4.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
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Signal flow of track bouncing
The following shows the signal flow for each of three track bouncing modes.
• "1-4 > 5/6" mode (see page 66)
Reverb
or
Delay
Playback
Playback
Trk 3
Playback
Trk 4
Playback
Mastering effects
Trk 1
Trk 2
Mixing
In the "1-4 > 5/6" mode, tracks 1 through 4
are played back, mixed down to stereo, and
bounced to tracks 5/6.
You can apply a reverb (or delay) to tracks
1 through 4, as well as the mastering effect
to the mixed signals.
You can also mix signals from the [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D] channels during track
bouncing.
From headphones (or monitor speakers),
you can hear the signals bounced to tracks
5/6 (i.e. mixed signals) as well as playback
signals of tracks 7/8.
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Track bouncing
Trk 5
Trk 6
Record
Trk 7
Trk 8
Playback
STEREO OUT (L, R)
Record
Playback
• "1-6 > 7/8" mode (see page 68)
Reverb
or
Delay
Playback
Trk 2
Playback
Trk 3
Playback
Trk 4
Playback
Trk 5
Trk 6
Playback
Mastering effects
Trk 1
Mixing
In the "1-6 > 7/8" mode, tracks 1 through 6
are played back, mixed down to stereo, and
bounced to tracks 7/8.
In this mode, you can apply a reverb (or
delay) to tracks 1 through 4, as well as the
mastering effect to the mixed signals.
You can also mix signals from the [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D] channels during track
bouncing.
From headphones (or monitor speakers),
you can hear the signals bounced to tracks
7/8 (i.e. mixed signals).
Playback
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Track bouncing
Trk 7
Trk 8
Record
STEREO OUT (L, R)
Record
• "1-8 > NEW SONG" mode (see page 70)
Reverb
or Delay
Playback
Trk 2
Playback
Trk 3
Playback
Trk 4
Playback
Trk 5
Trk 6
Playback
Trk 7
Trk 8
Playback
Playback
Playback
INPUT A ~ INPUT D
Trk 7
Trk 8
Record
New Song
Record
Track bounce
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Mastering effects
Trk 1
Mixing
In the "1-8 > NEW SONG" mode, tracks 1
through 8 are played back, mixed down to
stereo, and bounced to tracks 7/8 of a new
song which is automatically created. So this
bouncing mode allows you to internally
record a stereo master without the need of
an external master recorder.
In this mode, you can apply a reverb (or
delay) to tracks 1 through 4, as well as the
mastering effect to the mixed signals.
You can also mix signals from the [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D] channels during track
bouncing.
From headphones (or monitor speakers),
you can hear the signals bounced to tracks
7/8 of the new song.
STEREO OUT (L, R)
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Bouncing tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6
You can bounce tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6.
Before executing track bouncing, you can rehearse track bouncing as many times as you like.
Rehearsal of track bouncing
Before executing track bouncing, you can rehearse it. While rehearsing track bouncing, you can
control the playback level, panning and reverb (or delay) send setting of each source track, as well as
apply the mastering effect to the mixed L/R signals. We recommend to make rehearsal thoroughly
until you are satisfied with the sound. The following assumes that the song you are going to execute
track bouncing is loaded.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
NEW
1-8 >SONG
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
4
4
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
1
4
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
MAX
STU7
RECORD
MIN
4
Use the [1-4 > 5/6, 1-6 > 7/8] key to select the
"1-4 > 5/6" bounce mode.
Selecting this bounce mode automatically arms
tracks 5/6 and changes the monitoring mode
for these tracks to input monitoring mode.
The display looks like this:
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
5
3
3)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback from the
beginning of the song.
4)
While playing back the song, adjust playback
levels of tracks 1 through 4 using the track
faders.
You can also adjust panning for tracks 1
through 4 and apply the reverb or delay to
these tracks, as well as apply the mastering
effect to the mixed sound.
Lighting
Lighting
Flashing
2)
YZ9
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
2,4
1)
VWX8
MAX
During rehearsal and actual track bouncing,
the track faders and [MASTER] fader control
the following signals.
Faders
Playback levels of tracks 1 through
1 through 4 4 for bouncing.
Raise the [5/6] fader and [MASTER] fader to the
" " position. Set all the other track faders down
to the minimum position.
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Fader 5/6
Monitor levels of tracks 5/6.
[MASTER]
fader
Recording master level of tracks
5/6.
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During rehearsal and actual track bouncing,
level meters on the screen show the following
signal levels.
Meters
Playback levels of tracks 1 through
1 through 4 4.
Meters 5/6
Meters
L and R
Recording levels of tracks 5/6.
Monitor output levels of STEREO
OUT (L, R).
Checking the bounced signals on tracks 5/6
You can check the bounced signals while the
bounce mode is active.
By raising the [PHONES VOL] control, you can
hear the signals bounced to tracks 5/6.
Use the [5/6] fader to control the monitor output levels, and use the [MASTER] fader to adjust the recording levels of the bounced signals appropriately while checking meters 5/6.
5)
1)
Press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
You can apply the delay/reverb to tracks 1
through 4 and the mastering effects to the stereo L and R signals. See "Using effects" on page
57 for details about the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
2)
Make sure that the input monitoring mode is
turned off.
3)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback from the
beginning of the song.
<Panning control>
You can freely adjust panning for tracks
1 through 4 using the PAN controls.
For example, a guitar to left, a vocal to
center, etc.
4)
Use the [5/6] fader to control the playback level
of the bounced signals.
By playing back the recorder while the bounce
mode ("1-4 > 5/6") is active, only tracks 5/6
can be monitored. In this condition, you
cannot monitor playback signals of tracks 1
through 4 even if you raise their faders.
After finishing rehearsal, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder and locate it to the
beginning of the song.
If you want to redo track bouncing, use the
undo function to go back to the condition
before carrying out track bouncing, and try
again.
Do not move the controls and faders after
finishing rehearsal.
<Auto punch in/out of track bouncing>
You can bounce only the desired part (between
the IN and OUT points) using the auto punch in/
out function (see page 74).
Actual track bouncing
After finishing rehearsal, let's carry out actual track bouncing. Make sure that the recorder stops at the beginning of the song.
1)
Before carrying out actual track bouncing, make
sure that the bounce mode is selected to
"1-4 > 5/6".
2)
Press the [PLAY] key while holding down the
[RECORD] key.
<Track bouncing while mixing signals from [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D]>
When you bounce tracks 1 through 4 to tracks
5/6, you can also mix signals from [INPUT A]
through [INPUT D] together (see page 72).
Track bouncing starts with the effect/level
settings made in the rehearsal mode. The mixed
signals are recorded onto tracks 5/6.
3)
After track bouncing completes, press the [STOP]
key to stop the recorder.
Stopping the recorder automatically turns off
the input monitoring mode of tracks 5/6, while
the display changes to show the screen below,
prompting you to play back tracks 5/6 for
confirming the result.
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Bouncing tracks 1 through 6 to tracks 7/8
You can bounce tracks 1 through 6 to tracks 7/8.
As described earlier in "Bouncing tracks 1 through 4 to tracks 5/6", you can rehearse track bouncing
as many times as you like before executing actual track bouncing.
<Using bounced track data>
By converting bounced track data (in two mono WAV files) to a stereo WAV file, you can export
it to a personal computer or create an original audio CD using the internal (or an external) CD-R/
RW drive. See page 90 for details about how to export a file to a personal computer. See the
supplementary manual "How to use the CD-R/RW drive" for details about burning an audio CD
using the internal (or an external) CD-R/RW drive.
Rehearsal of track bouncing
Before executing track bouncing, you can rehearse it. While rehearsing track bouncing, you can
control the playback level, panning and reverb (or delay) send setting of each source track, as well as
apply the mastering effect to the mixed L/R signals. We recommend to make rehearsal thoroughly
until you are satisfied with the sound. The following assumes that the song you are going to execute
track bouncing is loaded.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
1
PHONES VOL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
2
MIN
MIC
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
4
4
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
1
4
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
RECORD
MIN
4
Use the [1-4 > 5/6, 1-6 > 7/8] key to select the
"1-6 > 7/8" bounce mode.
Selecting this bounce mode automatically arms
tracks 7/8 and changes the monitoring mode
for these tracks to input monitoring mode.
The display looks like this:
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
2,4
1)
STU7
5
3
2)
Raise the [5/6] fader and [MASTER] fader to the
" " position. Set all the other track faders
down to the minimum position.
3)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback from the
beginning of the song.
4)
While playing back the song, adjust playback levels
of tracks 1 through 6 using the track faders.
You can also adjust panning for tracks 1
through 4 and apply the reverb or delay to
these tracks, as well as apply the mastering
effect to the mixed sound.
Lighting
Lighting
During rehearsal and actual track bouncing,
the track faders and [MASTER] fader control
the following signals.
Flashing
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Faders
Playback levels of tracks 1 through 4
1 through 4 for bouncing.
Fader 5/6
Playback levels of tracks 5/6 for bouncing.
Fader 7/8
Monitor levels of tracks 7/8.
[MASTER]
fader
Recording master level of tracks 7/8.
After track bouncing completes, press the [STOP]
key to stop the recorder.
Stopping the recorder automatically turns off
the input monitoring mode of tracks 7/8, while
the display changes to show the screen below,
prompting you to play back tracks 7/8 for
confirming the result.
During rehearsal and actual track bouncing,
the level meters on the screen show the following signal levels.
Meters
Playback levels of tracks 1 through 4.
1 through 4
Meters 5/6
Checking the bounced signals on tracks 7/8
You can check the bounced signals while the
bounce mode is active.
Recording levels of tracks 5/6.
Meters 7/8 Recording levels of tracks 7/8.
Meters L
and R
1)
Press the [REWIND] key while holding down the
[STOP] key to locate the recorder to the
beginning of the song.
2)
Make sure that the input monitoring mode is
turned off.
3)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback from the
beginning of the song.
4)
Use the [7/8] fader to control the playback level
of the bounced signals.
Monitor output levels of STEREO OUT
(L, R).
By raising the [PHONES VOL] control, you can
hear the signals bounced to tracks 7/8.
Use the [7/8] fader to control the monitor output levels, and use the [MASTER] fader to adjust the recording levels of the bounced signals appropriately while checking meters 7/8.
By playing back the recorder while the bounce
mode ("1-6 > 7/8") is active, only tracks 7/8
can be monitored. In this condition, you can
not monitor playback signals of tracks 1
through 6 even if you raise their faders.
You can apply the delay/reverb to tracks 1
through 4 and the mastering effects to the stereo L and R signals. See "Using effects" on page
57 for details about the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
If you want to redo track bouncing, use the
undo function to go back to the condition
before carrying out track bouncing, and try
again.
<Panning control>
You can freely adjust panning for tracks 1
through 4 using the PAN controls. For example, a guitar to left, a vocal to center, etc.
<Auto punch in/out of track bouncing>
5)
You can bounce only the desired part (between
the IN and OUT points) using the auto punch in/
out function (see page 74).
After finishing rehearsal, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder and locate it to the
beginning of the song.
Do not move the controls and faders after
finishing rehearsal.
<Track bouncing while mixing signals from [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D]>
When you bounce tracks 1 through 6 to tracks
7/8, you can also mix signals from [INPUT A]
through [INPUT D] together (see page 72).
Actual track bouncing
After finishing rehearsal, let's carry out actual track bouncing. Make sure that the recorder stops at the beginning of the song.
1)
Before carrying out actual track bouncing, make
sure that the bounce mode is selected to "1-6>7/8".
2)
Press the [PLAY] key while holding down the
[RECORD] key.
<Exporting bounced data to a PC>
Song data bounced to tracks 7/8 can be exported to a PC. You can use the exported data
as a source when burning an original audio CD
using a CD-R/RW drive, or use it with a
computer's music software. Before exporting
song data on tracks 7/8 to a PC, you must convert the two mono WAV files on tracks 7/8 to a
stereo WAV file (see page 90).
Track bouncing starts with the effect/level
settings made in the rehearsal mode. The mixed
signals are recorded onto tracks 7/8.
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Bouncing tracks 1 through 8 to a new song
You can bounce tracks 1 through 8 to tracks 7/8 of a new song. A new song is automatically
created when executing track bouncing (<Note>: In the “1-8 > NEW SONG” mode, you cannot bounce
the desired part of a song by using the track bouncing and auto punch in/out functions together).
<Using bounced track data>
By converting bounced track data (in two mono WAV files) to a stereo WAV file, you can export
it to a personal computer or create an original audio CD using the internal (or an external) CD-R/
RW drive. See page 90 for details about how to export a file to a personal computer. See the
supplementary manual "How to use the CD-R/RW drive" for details about burning an audio CD
using the internal (or an external) CD-R/RW drive.
Rehearsal of track bouncing
Before executing track bouncing, you can rehearse it. While rehearsing track bouncing, you can
control the playback level, panning and reverb (or delay) send setting of each source track, as well as
apply the mastering effect to the mixed L/R signals. We recommend to make rehearsal thoroughly
until you are satisfied with the sound. The following assumes that the song you are going to execute
track bouncing is loaded.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
UNBAL
LINE
MIC
LINE
2
PHONES VOL
TRIM
TRIM
MIC
1
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
3
3
MAX
HALL
7/8 >STEREO
WAV FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
3
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
4
RECORD
MIN
1)
Raise the [MASTER] fader to the " " position.
Set all the track faders down to the minimum
position.
2)
Press the [PLAY] key to start playback from the
beginning of the song.
3)
While playing back the song, adjust playback levels
of tracks 1 through 8 using the track faders.
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
MIN
3
1,3
STOP
4
2
Faders
1 through 8
Playback levels of tracks 1 through 8
for bouncing.
[MASTER]
fader
Recording master levels of bouncing.
During rehearsal and actual track bouncing,
the level meters on the screen show the following signal levels.
You can also adjust panning for tracks 1 through
4 and apply the reverb or delay to these tracks,
as well as apply the mastering effect to the mixed
sound. During rehearsal and actual track bouncing, the track faders and [MASTER] fader control
the following signal levels.
Meters
1 through 8
Playback levels of tracks 1 through 8.
Meters
L and R
Output levels of STEREO OUT (= recording levels of bouncing)
By raising the [PHONES VOL] control, you can
hear the bounced signals.
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4)
and use the [MASTER] fader to adjust the master recording levels of the bounced signals appropriately while checking meters L/R. See
"Using effects" on page 57 for details about
the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
After finishing rehearsal, press the [STOP] key
to stop the recorder and locate it to the
beginning of the song.
Do not move the controls and faders after finishing rehearsal. Use the track faders (1
through 8) to control the track output levels,
Actual track bouncing
After finishing rehearsal, let's carry out actual track bouncing.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
DISTORTION
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
UNBAL
TRIM
MIC
LINE
UNBAL
UNBAL
LINE
MIC
LINE
2
PHONES VOL
TRIM
TRIM
MIC
1
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
EFFECT
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
2
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
DELAY
1
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
MAX
PQR6
MASTER
1)
MIN
YZ9
STOP
PLAY
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
2
When track bouncing to a new song completes,
the recorder automatically stops and the display shows the home screen of the new song.
The song name of the new song is given by the
name of the original song with “-**” (** is a
two-digit number).
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[1-8 > NEW SONG] key.
The [1-8 > NEW SONG] key lights up and the
display shows the screen below. If you execute
track bouncing, press the [MENU/ENTER] knob
while holding down the [RECORD] key.
If you cancel track bouncing, press the [STOP]
key.
2)
VWX8
MAX
RECORD
MIN
STU7
You can check the result by following the procedure described in “Checking the bounced
signals on tracks 7/8” on page 69.
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding down
the [RECORD] key.
<Note>: To cancel track bouncing in the middle,
press the [STOP] key. Pressing the [STOP] key automatically deletes the new song created in step 2
above and turns off the bounce mode.
Track bouncing starts. The mixed (bounced) signals are recorded to tracks 7/8 of a new song.
The screen example below shows that tracks 1
through 8 of Song02 (whose name is “Moonlit”)
is now being bounced to tracks 7/8 of the new
song (Song04). Meters 1 through 8 show the playback levels of tracks 1 through 8, while the L and
R meters shows the recording levels of tracks 7/
8 of Song04.
<Note>: When you are going to execute track bouncing, if there is not enough space on the hard disk
or 99 songs already exist on the disk, a warning
message appears and the operation is canceled.
<Track bouncing while mixing signals from [INPUT A]
through [INPUT D]>
When you bounce tracks 1 through 8 to tracks 7/8
of the new song, you can also mix signals from [INPUT A] through [INPUT D] together (see page 72).
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Mixing signals of inputs A through D
The MR-8HD/CD can mix input signals of [INPUT A] through [INPUT D]. The following diagram
shows an example of mixing signals of INPUT A through INPUT D when bouncing tracks 1 through
6 to tracks 7/8. As you can see, the signals of INPUT A through INPUT D are mixed to the L/R
stereo buss together with the bounced signals.
Reverb
or
DElay
Playback
Trk 3
Playback
Trk 4
Playback
Trk 5
Trk 6
Playback
Mastering Effects
TRIM
Playback
Mixing
INPUT A
Trk 1
Trk 2
Playback
INPUT B
INPUT C
INPUT D
Bouncing
Trk 7
Trk 8
Record
STEREO OUT (L, R)
Record
Connecting sound sources to INPUT A through INPUT D
[TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key setting
Before starting track bouncing, connect the desired sound source(s) to any desired input(s)
between INPUT A and INPUT D.
To mix the input signal of an input channel (any
of INPUT A through INPUT D) to the L/R stereo
buss, turn on the corresponding [TO STEREO
BUSS ON/OFF] key.
Sound source (s)
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MIN
MAX LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
GUITAR
PEAK
[TRIM] control
ON/
OFF
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
MIN
MAX LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
GUITAR
PEAK
ON/
OFF
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
[TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key
TO STEREO BUSS
Adjust the input level of each input using the
[TRIM] control to match the balance with the
bounced track levels.
Also, you can adjust panning of each input for
stereo mix. See the next page for details about
how to set panning.
When the [TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key is
turned on, the key illuminates in green. That is,
when the key illuminates, input signal is sent to
recording tracks. (Note that when the key
flashes, the corresponding input is assigned to
any recording track.)
<Note>: If you press the [TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key when make recording other than track bouncing, the
key lamp may flash. This shows the input signal is routed to the armed track. That is, the input signal will be
recorded to the armed track, in stead of mixed to the stereo buss.
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Panning setting for INPUT A through INPUT D
You can independently set panning for each of INPUT A through INPUT D.
Each input signal is positioned in the mix according to the panning setting here.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
3)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired item (any one of "Input A Pan" through
"Input D Pan"), and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows the screen for making panning setting of the selected input. The current
setting flashes.
In the screen example below, "Input A Pan" is selected and the default "CNT" is flashing.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Input "
on the second page, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the input menu screen.
Flashing
You can select the desired panning value from
among R01 through R10 and L01 through L10,
as well as "CNT" (center).
4)
The default panning settings are as below.
You can set each input to the desired panning
position from L10 (hard left) to R10 (hard
right).
Input A
CNT (center position)
Input B
CNT (center position)
Input C
CNT (center position)
Input D
CNT (center position)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired value, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The panning is set and the display returns to the
previous screen.
In the screen example below, "Input A Pan" is set
to "R10".
Flashing
<Tip>: You can directly access to the input
menu screen by a long press of the [TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key of the desired input
channel. On the input menu screen accessed
in this way, the panning setting item for
the corresponding input is highlighted.
For example, a long press of the [TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key of [INPUT D] directly
accesses to the screen shown below.
You can also make panning setting of another
input in the same manner as above.
5)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
By selecting " Back" and pressing the
[MENU/ENTER] knob, the display returns to the
previous screen. Therefore, you can also exit
the menu mode by repeating this operation.
Flashing
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Bouncing the desired part of a song
Typically, bouncing is executed from the beginning to the end of a song, as shown in Figure 1
below. However, you can bounce only the desired part by using the track bouncing and punch
in/out functions together. The following assumes that the song you are going to execute track
bouncing is loaded and you finished rehearsal of track bouncing.
The following procedure shows the example of bouncing the desired part of a song in the "Bounce
1-6 > 7/8" mode (<Note>: In the “1-8 > NEW SONG” mode, you cannot bounce the desired part of a song
by using the track bouncing and auto punch in/out functions together).
Bouncing the desired part (Fig. 2)
Typical bouncing (Fig. 1)
Punch in point
(=LOCATE A point)
REC END
ABS ZERO
TRK 7
TRK 8
TRK 7
TRK 8
1)
5)
Set the punch-in and punch-out points (see page
54).
By pressing the [PLAY] key while holding down
the [STOP] key, you can play back the part
between the punch-in and punch-out points
(see page 44).
2)
Locate the recorder to a position before the
punch-in point.
3)
Press the [1-4 > 5/6, 1-6 > 7/8] key to set the
bounce mode to "1-6>7/8".
Press the [RECORD] key while holding down the
[PLAY] key.
The "
" icon is shown and the recorder
starts playback. It automatically starts
recording (bouncing) when it reaches the
punch-in point.
Punch-in point
(=LOCATE A point)
Punch-out point
(=LOCATE B point)
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
When setting the bounce mode to "1-6 > 7/8",
tracks 7/8 automatically enter the input
monitor mode and "
" lights on the
home screen.
TRK 7
TRK 8
Playback
(Input monitor)
Lighting
Recording
(track bouncing)
Playback
The recorder stops recording (bouncing) at the
punch-out point and returns to playback, while
" in
the auto punch mode exits and "
the screen turns off.
Lighting
Flashing
4)
Mixing
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
Mixing
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
Punch out point
(=LOCATE B point)
<Note>: During playback in the operation
above, you cannot monitor the sound. You
can monitor the sound (bounced sound)
only during recording between punch-in and
punch-out points.
Press the [AUTO PUNCH] key to activate the auto
punch mode.
When the auto punch mode is active,
"
" lights on the home screen.
6)
Press the [STOP] key to stop the recorder.
Check the result by playing back the bounced
tracks, as described earlier.
Lighting
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to redo the
operation.
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Rhythm guide function
The MR-8HD/CD offers the rhythm guide function, which allows outputting the rhythm guide click during recording.
This chapter describes how to output the rhythm guide, set the time
signature/tempo and create the conductor map.
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Using the rhythm guide function
The MR-8HD/CD provides the metronome function which can output the rhythm guide click
during recording. You can easily output the guide click from the [STEREO OUT L, R] jacks by
pressing the [RHYTHM GUIDE] key on the top panel. Two types of the rhythm guide are available:
one has the constant time signature/tempo throughout a song, while the other has the programmed time signature/tempo map.
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
RHYTHM
GUIDE
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
CONTRAST
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
You can output the rhythm guide
click according to the desired
constant time signature and
tempo, as well as the programmed rhythm guide click
based on the conductor map.
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
DELAY
MASTERING
JKL4
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MNO5
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
VWX8
YZ9
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
STU7
MAX
RECORD
MIN
To output the rhythm guide click,
turn on the [RHYTHM GUIDE]
key. By default, the guide click is
output at time signature=4/4,
tempo=120.
MIN
STOP
PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
When recording starts, the MR-8HD/CD simultaneously starts feeding the rhythm
guide click from the [STEREO OUT L, R] jacks at the selected level (the default is 80).
Note that the rhythm guide click is not output during track bouncing. The output
level of the rhythm guide click is shown on the L and R level meters.
Note that you can monitor the rhythm guide click via headphones or (a) monitor
speaker(s). You cannot record the rhythm guide click to any MR-8HD/CD track(s). If
you do not want to output the rhythm guide click, turn off the [RHYTHM GUIDE] key.
Setting the time signature and tempo
You can set the default rhythm guide (time signature: 4/4, tempo: 120), output level, etc. using
the "Rhythm Guide" menu in the menu mode.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Rhythm Guide ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
Tip!: While the home screen is shown and
the recorder is stopped, long press of the
[RHYTHM GUIDE] key directly brings up the
screen for setting the rhythm guide.
The display now shows the screen for setting
the rhythm guide, where " Back" is
highlighted.
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3)
4. Tempo: Tempo setting
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired item, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The default is "120bpm". You can select between
30 and 250 bpm. The setting here is effective from
the beginning to the end of the song when the
"Conductor Map" item is set to "Off" (i.e. the same
tempo all through the song).
When the "Conductor Map" item is set to "On",the
setting here is ineffective. See the table on the
below for details.
The current setting of the selected item starts
flashing. On the screen examples below, the
"Rhythm Guide" item is highlighted (see the
upper screen) and the [MENU/ENTER] knob is
pressed (see the lower screen).
5. Int ClickLevel: Internal click output level
The default is "80". You can set it between 0 and
99.
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key, or select " Back" and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob repeatedly.
Flashing
The table below shows how the "Rhythm Guide" and
"Conductor Map" item settings affect the conditions of
rhythm guide output and bar/beat indication.
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired option, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
On/off conditions
The selected option (in the example above,
"On" or "Off") is confirmed and the display
returns to the previous screen.
Rhythm guide
Bar/beat
indication
No output
The "Signature"
and "Tempo"
item settings are
effective.
Rhythm Guide: Off
Conductor Map: Off
You can make setting for each item similarly.
The rhythm guide setting screen has the following
items.
Rhythm Guide: Off
No output
Conductor Map: On
1
2
Rhythm Guide: On
3
Conductor Map: Off
4
5
Rhythm Guide: On
1. Rhythm Guide: On/off selection of the rhythm guide
The setting you make here is reflected to the
[RHYTHM GUIDE] key (the key is lit when ON, while
it is unlit when OFF). Conversely, when you turn
on or off the rhythm guide using the
[RHYTHM GUIDE] key, the status is reflected to
this screen. See the table on the right for details.
Conductor Map: On
The conductor
map is effective.
Output:
The tempo and
time signature
setting on this
screen is effective.
The "Signature"
a n d " Te m p o "
item settings are
effective.
Output:
The conductor
map setting is
effective.
The conductor
map is effective.
<Note>: When “Conductor Map” is set to “On”, the
“Signature” and “Tempo” fields show “- - -” as below. This indicates that the signature and tempo
values set on this screen are ineffective, while the
conductor map setting is effective.
2. Conductor Map: On/off selection of the conductor map
This item enables or disables the conductor map
(see "Conductor map" described later).
The default is "Off". See the table on the right for
details.
3. Signature: Time signature setting
The default is "4/4". You can select from among
1/4 through 5/4 and 1/8 through 8/8.
The setting here is effective from the beginning to
the end of the song when the "Conductor Map" item
is set to "Off" (i.e. the same time signature all
through the song). When the "Conductor Map" item
is set to "On", the setting here is ineffective.
See the table on the right for details.
See the next page for details about how to set the
conductor map.
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Creating the conductor map
The MR-8HD/CD can output the rhythm guide click which follows the "conductor map" during
recording. It can also output MIDI clock and song position pointer which follows the "conductor
map" from the [MIDI OUT] connector.
The conductor map consists of the time signature map and tempo map. You can add "events" to
each map. Each event specifies the time signature or tempo, as well as the position from which
the specified time signature or tempo is effective. The time signature or tempo specified by each
event is effective until the next event in the map appears.
For example, if the time signature map has two events -- one sets "4/4" at the first bar 1, while the
other sets "2/4" at the third bar --, the song is played in 4/4 from bar 1 to 2, and played in 2/4
from bar 3 to the end.
For another example, if the tempo map has two events -- one sets "120" at the first bar 1/first beat
while the other sets "90" at bar 12/beat 2 --, the song is played at 120 bpm from bar 1 to bar 12/
beat 1, while it is played at 90 from bar 12/beat 2 to the end.
4
4
120
180
3
4
90
120
Setting the signature map
1)
3)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is high
lighted initially (selecting " Back" returns to
the previous screen). You can also return to
the previous screen by pressing the [REWIND]
key.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Signature Map " on the second page, and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows the signature map screen
on which the current time signature events are
listed. Each event specifies the bar number and
time signature. By default, "1Bar -> 4/4" and
"---Bar -> ---" are listed. In this condition, the
song is played in 4/4 from the beginning to
the end.
"---Bar -> ---" is used to create a new event.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the song editing screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
The procedure example below shows how to
add the following events to the signature map.
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Bar 1 through bar 3:
Bar 4 through bar 7:
Bar 8 through bar 11:
Bar 12 through bar 15:
Bar 16 through the last bar:
4)
7)
4/4
3/4
4/4
5/8
3/4
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Sig. = 4/4", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
"4/4" starts flashing and you can now set the
time signature.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"---Bar -> ---", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for setting
the new time signature event, where " Back"
is highlighted.
8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired time signature, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, enter "3/4".
The display returns to the previous screen.
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Bar = 2Bar", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
"2Bar" starts flashing and you can now set the
bar number.
9)
6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"[ENTER]" at the bottom, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The new time signature event is set and the
display shows the screen as below.
In this condition, the song is played in 4/4 from
bar 1 to bar 3 and in 3/4 from bar 4.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the
desired bar number, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, enter "4Bar".
The display returns to the previous screen.
Repeat steps 5 through 9 until creating all necessary events.
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• Editing a time signature event
• Deleting an unnecessary time signature event
You can edit a time signature event.
You can delete an unnecessary time signature
event.
1)
On the time signature map screen, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select the event you want
to edit, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
1)
As with the description on the previous page, the
display now shows the screen for setting the event.
For example, let's select "8Bar -> 4/4".
2)
As with the description on the previous page,
the display now shows the screen for setting
the event.
For example, let's select "8Bar -> 4/4".
To change the bar number, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Bar = 8Bar", and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
To change the time signature, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Sig. = 4/4", and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"[DELETE]" at the bottom, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The event is immediately deleted and the
display returns to the signature map screen.
As with the procedure described on the previous
page, you can now set the bar number or time
signature.
3)
On the time signature map screen, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select the event you want
to delete, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to edit the value,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, enter "10" for the
bar number.
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"[ENTER]" at the bottom, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The editing is confirmed and the display returns
to the signature map screen.
<After deleting>
<Before editing>
<Before deleting>
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key.
<After editing>
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key.
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Editing the bar offset
By default, the bar/beat value at the beginning (ABS ZERO) of the song is set to "bar -2/beat 1".
This offset (the bar/beat value at ABS ZERO) is called "bar offset". You can change the default bar
offset to the desired value.
1)
On the second page of the song editing menu
screen, highlight "Bar Offset" and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can see the bar offset value on the home
screen when the recorder is at the beginning
of the song (ABS 0).
The screen example below shows the home
screen when the bar offset is set to “-4 bars”.
The current offset value (by default, "-2Bar")
starts flashing.
The default home screen (bar offset = -2 bars).
The table below shows the available offset values.
The home screen when the
bar offset is set to “-4 bars”.
Option
Meaning
Meaning
Option
-8Bar ABS Zero= bar -8 -3Bar ABS Zero= bar -3
2)
-7Bar
ABS Zero= bar -7
-2Bar
ABS Zero= bar -2
-6Bar
-5Bar
ABS Zero = bar -6 -1Bar
ABS Zero= bar -5 0Bar
ABS Zero= bar -1
-4Bar
ABS Zero= bar -4
ABS Zero= bar 1
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired offset value, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The selected offset value is confirmed, while
the display returns to the previous screen.
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key.
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Setting the tempo map
After setting the time signature map, you have to create the tempo map by adding the necessary
tempo event(s). Like a time signature event, a tempo event specifies the tempo at the tempo
changing point. Each tempo specified by a tempo event is effective until the next event appears.
For example, you can set the tempo to 120 at the third beat in bar 4, and set to 90 at the second
beat in bar 12, etc.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen). You can also
return to the previous screen by pressing the
[REWIND] key.
The procedure example below shows how to
add the following tempo events to the tempo
map.
Bar 1/beat 1:
Bar 4/beat 2:
Bar 8/beat 3:
Bar 12/beat 1:
Bar 16/beat 4:
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
4)
The display now shows the song editing screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
3)
120 bpm
180 bpm
90 bpm
120 bpm
250 bpm
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "---Bar -> ---bpm", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for setting
the new tempo event, where " Back" is
highlighted.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Tempo Map " on the second page, and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Bar = 2Bar", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
"2Bar" starts flashing and you can now set the
bar number. You can enter the bar number
between 1 and 999.
The display shows the tempo map screen on
which the current tempo events are listed.
Each event specifies the bar/beat position and
tempo. By default, "1Bar 1 -> 120 bpm" and
"---Bar - -> ---bpm" are listed. In this
condition, the song starts in 120 bpm and there
is no tempo change. "---Bar - -> ---bpm" is used
to create a new tempo event.
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6)
"120bpm" starts flashing and you can now set
the tempo. You can enter the tempo between
30 and 250.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the
desired bar number, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, enter "4Bar".
The display returns to the previous screen.
10)
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Beat = 1 ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, enter "180bpm".
The display returns to the previous screen.
"1 " starts flashing and you can now set the
beat number. You can enter the beat number
between 1 and 8.
11)
8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "[ENTER]"
at the bottom, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The new tempo event is set and the display
shows the screen as below. In this condition,
the song is played in 120 bpm from the
beginning to bar 4/beat 1 and in 180 from bar
4/beat 2 to the end.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the
desired beat number, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
In this procedure example, let's enter "2 ".
The display returns to the previous screen.
9)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the desired
tempo, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Tempo = 120bpm", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
Repeat steps 4 through 11 until creating all
necessary tempo events.
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• Editing a tempo event
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key,
or select " Back" and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob repeatedly.
You can edit a tempo event.
1)
On the tempo map screen, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select the event you want
to edit, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
As with the description on the previous page,
the display now shows the screen for setting
the event.
For example, let's select "12Bar 1 -> 120bpm".
• Deleting an unnecessary tempo event
You can delete an unnecessary tempo event.
1)
On the tempo map screen, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select the event you want
to delete, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
As with the description on the previous page,
the display now shows the screen for setting
the event.
For example, let's select "12Bar 1 ->120bpm".
2)
To change the bar number, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Bar = 12Bar", and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
To change the beat number, rotate the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Beat = 1 ", and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
To change the tempo, rotate the [MENU/ENTER]
knob to select "Tempo = 120bpm", and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
2)
As with the procedure described on the previous
page, you can now set the bar number, beat
number or tempo.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"[DELETE]" at the bottom, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The event is immediately deleted and the
display returns to the tempo map screen.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to edit the value,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
In this procedure example, let's enter "10" for
the bar number.
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "[ENTER]"
at the bottom, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The editing is confirmed and the display returns
to the tempo map screen.
<After deleting>
<Before editing>
To exit the menu mode, press the [STOP] key,
or select "<< Back" and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob repeatedly.
<After editing>
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MIDI synchronization
By connecting the external MIDI devices (such as a sequencer, sound
module, computer, etc.) via the [MIDI OUT] connector of the MR-8HD/CD,
you can make powerful recording.
For example, by synchronizing a sequencer with the MR-8HD/CD during
playback, you can mix down signals (such as a vocal, guitar, etc.) recorded on the MR-8HD/CD tracks and audio from a sound module.
You can synchronize MIDI with the MR-8HD/CD by connecting a MIDI
device to the [MIDI OUT] connector on the MR-8HD/CD and sending out
MTC (MIDI time code) or MIDI clock (with Song Position Pointer) from
the MR-8HD/CD.
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Synchronization using MTC
The following describes how to synchronize a sequencer to the MR-8HD/CD which supports
MTC (MIDI Time code).
Connection
Connect the [MIDI OUT] connector of the MR-8HD/CD to the [MIDI IN] connector of an external MIDI
sequencer using a MIDI cable. (Note that no MIDI cable is supplied with the MR-8HD/CD. Use a
commercially available MIDI cable.)
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
MIDI IN
MIDI sequencer, etc.
1)
Settings of the MR-8HD/CD & MIDI sequencer
1)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
Set the "Midi Sync Out" item in the "System" menu
of the menu mode to "MTC" and the "MTC Frame
Rate" to an appropriate frame rate.
See "MIDI sync/MTC frame rate settings"
described below for details.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
Enable the external MIDI sequencer to synchronize
to MTC.
See the operation manual of the sequencer for
details.
3)
2)
Press the [PLAY] key of the MR-8HD/CD to start
playback.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
The sequencer automatically starts playback
while synchronizing to the MR-8HD/CD.
MIDI sync/MTC frame rate settings
While the MR-8HD/CD is stopped, you can set
the reference of MIDI synchronization to "MTC"
and the MTC frame rate appropriately to match
the sequencer.
<MTC start time>
The MTC from the MR-8HD/CD has one hour
offset to the ABS time (the offset value is fixed).
Therefore, when you start the MR-8HD/CD from
the beginning of a song (ABS ZERO), the MTC
starts from "01h 00m 00s 00f".
3)
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Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Midi Sync Out=***", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
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The current option (the default is "Off") flashes.
You can now select the desired option (the
available options are Off, CLK and MTC).
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"MTC FrameRate=**", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The current option (the default is "25") flashes.
You can now select the desired frame rate (the
options are "24", "25", "30nd" and "30df").
Flashing
Off
CLK
MTC
4)
No signal is output from the [MIDI OUT]
connector. This is the default.
MIDI clock with Song Position Pointer is
output from the [MIDI OUT] connector.
Flashing
6)
MIDI time code is output from the [MIDI
OUT] connector.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired frame rate, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The selected frame rate is now effective, while
"MTC FrameRate=**" is highlighted on the screen.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "MTC",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
"Midi Sync Out" is now set to "MTC", while
"Midi Sync Out" is highlighted on the screen.
7)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
Synchronization using MIDI clock
The following describes how to synchronize a sequencer to the MR-8HD/CD using MIDI clock.
Use this method if the sequencer does not support MTC (MIDI Time code).
Settings of the MR-8HD/CD & MIDI sequencer
<Notes>
• To synchronize a sequencer to the MR-8HD/
CD using MIDI clock, you have to make the
signature/tempo map in the MR-8HD/CD.
The MIDI clock is output based on the
signature/tempo map in the MR-8HD/CD.
When you record MIDI sounds, synchronize the
sequencer to the MIDI clock fed from the
MR-8HD/CD.
1)
Set the "Midi Sync Out" item in the "System" menu
of the menu mode to "Clk".
See "MIDI sync/MTC frame rate settings"
described above about how to set.
2)
• Generally, a sequencer supporting MIDI song
position pointer as well as MIDI clock can
synchronize to the MR-8HD/CD when you start
playback of the MR-8HD/CD from the middle
of a song. It locates the current song position
and chases the MR-8HD/CD. However, note that
some sequencer may not synchronize to the
MR-8HD/CD.
Create the signature/tempo map by setting
"Signature Map" and "Tempo Map" items in the
"Song" menu of the menu mode appropriately.
See "Using the rhythm guide function" on page
76 for details about how to set these items.
3)
Enable the external MIDI sequencer to synchronize
to MIDI clock.
See the operation manual of the sequencer for
details.
4)
Connection
Press the [PLAY] key of the MR-8HD/CD to start
playback.
The sequencer also starts playback in sync with
the MR-8HD/CD.
As with the connection for MTC synchronization, connect the [MIDI OUT] connector of the
MR-8HD/CD to the [MIDI IN] connector of an external MIDI sequencer using a MIDI cable.
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Data export to a personal computer
This chapter describes how to export song data on tracks 7/8 to a personal computer.
To export the desired song data to a personal computer, you must convert the song data to a stereo WAV file.
A converted stereo WAV file can be burned to an audio CD (CD-DA)
using the internal CD-R/RW drive (or an external CD-R/RW drive connected to the [USB HOST] port). (See the supplementary manual "How to
use the CD-R/RW drive" for details.)
You can also burn a converted stereo WAV file to an audio CD (CD-DA)
by exporting it to a personal computer and using the CD burning function on the personal computer.
<Notes on USB connection with Mac OS>
When making USB connection with a Macintosh computer, note that only Mac OS X
or higher is supported. Do not connect to a Macintosh computer with the earlier
version. The song data on the MR-8HD/CD may be damaged.
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WAV file conversion
This section describes how to convert audio data on tracks 7/8 which has been bounced or
recorded in stereo to a stereo WAV file. The converted stereo WAV file can be exported to a
personal computer or used to create an audio CD (CD-DA) using the internal CD-R/RW drive (or
an external CD-R/RW drive connected to the [USB HOST] port). See page 92 for details about how
to export the converted WAV file to your personal computer. See the supplementary manual
"How to use the CD-R/RW drive" for details about how to create an audio CD.
Procedure of file conversion
Two mono WAV files recorded on tracks 7/8
are converted to a stereo WAV file as shown
below. (Note that only files recorded on tracks
7/8 can be converted to a stereo WAV file.)
The following assumes that the song whose track
data you want to convert is loaded.
1)
Track 7
(L ch)
Track 8
(R ch)
Stereo
(L, R)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[7/8 > STEREO WAV FILE] key to enable the file
conversion function.
The display shows the "7/8 > STEREO WAV FILE"
screen, on which "ABS0-Rec End" is highlighted.
<Note>: If you are going to make conversion
when no WAV data exists on tracks 7/8, the
error message ("Track 7/8 Empty!") appears
and the operation is canceled.
You can convert all track data (from ABS ZERO
to REC END) or data of a specified part (between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points).
2)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
"ABS0-Rec End" starts flashing, and you can
now select the conversion range between
"ABS0-Rec End" and "LOCATE A - LOCATE B".
<Note>: If you want to convert a part of track
data, you have to set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points in advance.
Flashing
<Hint>: You can play back a converted stereo WAV file for checking, as well as set CUE
points for dividing file data into individual
CD tracks before writing it to a CD-R/RW disc.
See the supplementary manual “How to use
the CD-R/RW drive” for details.
To convert all track data, select "ABS0-Rec End".
To convert a specified range, select "LOCATE A
- LOCATE B".
3)
Enabling the file conversion
The selection is confirmed and the display
returns to the previous screen.
You can enable the WAV file conversion function by pressing the [7/8 > STEREO WAV FILE] key.
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 > NEW
SONG
"NAME = *********" shows the name for the converted file, and you can enter a desired name.
Initially, it shows the name of the source file,
therefore, if you do not change the name, the
same file name is given.
The following assumes that the file name is not
changed. For details about how to edit a name,
see "Editing a file name" on the next page.
STEREO
7/8 > WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
ABC1
DEF2
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
conversion range and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
GHI3
[7/8 > STEREO WAV FILE] key
When you convert data in the same song more
than once, you have to give a different name
for each converted file. See the <Note> on the
next page.
You can disable the WAV file conversion function by pressing the [STOP] key.
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4)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding
down the [RECORD] key.
<Editing a file name>
The file conversion starts and the percent
number on the screen counts up as the
conversion progresses.
To cancel the conversion in the middle, press
the [STOP] key.
You can edit a file name by the following
procedure.
1)
After selecting the range of track data to be
converted, rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob
to move the cursor to "NAME" and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The rightmost character of the file name
starts flashing. You can now start editing.
<Note>: If you cancel the conversion in the
middle, no file (incomplete file) is created.
When the conversion is completed, the display
shows "Completed".
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5)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The MR-8HD/CD quits the conversion function
and the display returns to the home screen.
While the rightmost character is flashing, pressing the [UNDO/REDO]/[DELETE] key repeatedly deletes the current file name.
<Note>: If you convert data with the same
name as previously converted data, the following screen appears on the display.
This screen warns you that the WAV file with
the same name already exists and asks you
to carry out the conversion by overwriting
the existing file or cancel the conversion.
2)
Enter a new name using the character
entry keys.
Pressing a different character entry key
automatically moves the cursor right.
If two successive characters are assigned
to the same character entry key, rotate
the [MENU/ENTER] knob after selecting the
first character to move the cursor right.
3)
If you carry out the conversion by overwriting the existing file, rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the cursor to "[YES]",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
After entering a new name, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
Then, by pressing the [MENU/ENTER] knob while
holding down the [RECORD] key to carry out the
WAV file conversion.
If you do not want to overwrite the existing
file, rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move
the cursor to "[NO]", then press the [MENU/
ENTER] knob. The display returns to show
the screen for editing the file name, so you
can enter a different file name and then
carry out the conversion.
If you want to cancel the conversion when
the screen above is shown, rotate the [MENU/
ENTER] knob to move the cursor to "[NO]"
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob to show
the screen for editing the file name, and then
press the [STOP] key to quit the conversion
function.
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Exporting data to a personal computer
The MR-8HD/CD is equipped with the USB port for direct connection to a personal computer
using a USB cable.
The USB connection allows you to export the stereo WAV file data, which is converted from a pair
of mono WAV files on tracks 7/8, to your computer. The exported data can be played back or
edited using a computer's music software application, or used as a source when burning an
original audio CD using a CD-R/RW drive. You can also use this exporting capability for backing
up data to a personal computer when the remaining space of a hard disk becomes small.
PC
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
MIDI OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
FOOT SW
Windows Me/2000/XP machine supporting USB
connection
USB cable
Notes on exporting a file
Connection to a personal computer
Connect the [USB] port of the MR-8HD/CD to
the USB port of a personal computer using a
USB cable, as shown above. (A USB cable is not
supplied with the MR-8HD/CD.)
<Note>: You can export only a stereo WAV file
which is converted from a pair of mono WAV
files on tracks 7/8, as described earlier in "WAV
file conversion". A mono WAV file or undo file
cannot be exported to a personal computer.
See the next page for details about the exportable files.
<Caution>: Use the [USB] port for connection to a
personal computer. Do not connect the [USB HOST]
port to a personal computer.
<Disk protection>
USB
By default, the “disk protect” function which is
effective in the USB mode is set to “On”.
In this condition, the MR-8HD/CD can export
data to a personal computer but cannot import data from a computer. This is for protecting the MR-8HD/CD internal hard disk
from importing a file from a computer inappropriately and destroying the MR-8HD/CD
song data.
USB HOST
<Note>: Only Windows Me, 2000 and XP computers, as well as Macintosh computers with OS X or
higher, can be used with the MR-8HD/CD.
Other computers cannot be used. Check your computer before making connection.
You can enable or disable this function, however, we recommend using the MR-8HD/CD
by setting it to “On”.
If you use the MR-8HD/CD by setting the “disk
protect” function to “Off”, read “Archiving a
song” on page 95 before using. See page 94
for details about how to make the “disk protection” setting.
<Notes on USB connection with Mac OS>
When making USB connection with a Macintosh
computer, note that only Mac OS X or higher is
supported. Do not connect to a Macintosh computer with the earlier version. The song data on
the MR-8HD/CD may be damaged.
<Note on backup>
When exporting song data on the hard disk to a
personal computer for backup, always export the
whole song folder. You cannot export individual
track data. See page 95 for details. See “Archiving a
song” on page 95 for details about song data
backup.
* All company names and model names mentioned
in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Exporting a WAV file to a personal computer
The following describes the procedure for exporting a WAV file to a Windows ME computer.
<Important note>
Song
2 MIX
#####001.wav
#####002.wav
#####003.wav
*********.wav
Converted stereo WAV
files are located in the "2
MIX" folder in the Song
folder, as shown below. So
you can export only a stereo WAV file in the "2 MIX"
folder (indicated by an arrow).
<Note>: By default, the disk protect function is enabled. In this condition, when the
MR-8HD/CD enters the USB mode, “<DISK
PROTECTED>” is shown in the USB screen,
as above.
Note that, if you export a
WAV file which is located
in a folder other than the
"2 MIX" folder, the MR8HD/CD may malfunction.
<Note>: While the MR-8HD/CD is in the USB
mode, all keys except the [STOP] key are
ineffective. Pressing the [STOP] key exits the
USB mode.
#####008.wav
1)
2)
Turn on the power of the personal computer and
the MR-8HD/CD.
5)
Connect the MR-8HD/CD to a personal computer
using a USB cable.
6)
Open "My computer" on the computer screen.
You see the "Removable disk" drive added on
the computer. The first time you connect the
MR-8HD/CD, the device driver is installed
automatically.
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu
mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
7)
Open the added Removable disk drive, and
select the stereo WAV file in the desired song
folder, then copy to the computer.
When you open the added Removable disk
drive, the contents of the MR-8HD/CD hard
disk are shown, in which you can see all the
song folders.
3)
Open the "2 MIX" folder in the desired song
folder, and select the stereo WAV file, then copy
it to the computer.
Highlight "USB " by rotating the [MENU/ENTER]
knob, then press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows the USB menu screen.
<Note>: After copying a WAV file in the folder
to a computer, the original file remains. However, if you execute "move to another folder",
the original file on the disk is lost.
8)
When the data export completes, disconnect the
MR-8HD/CD from the personal computer.
<Note>: To disconnect the MR-8HD/CD from
the personal computer after completing the
data export, make sure that the [RECORD]
key indicator is not lit, and follow the procedure for hardware disconnection of Windows.
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to “USB Device Mode ”, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
9)
The MR-8HD/CD enters the USB mode and the
display shows the screen as below.
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Protecting the hard disk
The MR-8HD/CD internal hard disk is protected by default.
The protection is effective only in the USB mode in which the MR-8HD/CD is used with a personal
computer. You can make the hard disk “read only” (protected) or “read/write enabled” (unprotected).
The default is “read only”. As mentioned earlier in “Disk protection” on page 92, if you transfer
song data from a computer to the MR-8HD/CD improperly, the data may be damaged. To avoid
such an accident, we recommended enabling hard disk protection. To disabling the disk protection,
follow the procedure below.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
4)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select “Off”,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The selection is confirmed and the display
returns to the previous screen.
Flashing
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select “USB ”
on the second page, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the USB menu screen,
where “ Back” is highlighted. Selecting
“ Back” returns to the previous screen.
You can also return to the previous screen by
pressing the [REWIND] key.
5)
3)
Off
The disk is “read/write enabled”
(unprotected). You can transfer data
between the MR-8HD/CD and a computer
in both ways.
On
The disk is “read only” (protected).
You can transfer data only from the MR8HD/CD to a computer (default setting).
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: When you enter the USB mode while the
disk protection is disabled, the screen as below is
shown. In this condition, the hard disk is “read/
write enabled” and you can bi-directionally transfer song data between a computer and the MR8HD/CD.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to highlight “Disk
Protect=**”, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current setting (the default is “On”)
flashes.
Flashing
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Archiving a song
You can archive song data recorded by the MR-8HD/CD by using either of the following methods.
(1) Using the WAV Manager supplied by Fostex
The WAV Manager converts each track data to a single mono file. Data is compressed so you
can save the file in small size to a personal computer. This method is useful for exporting
data to a PC software application for multitrack recording.
For details about how to use the WAV Manager, see the owner's manual supplied with the
WAV Manager. You can download the WAV Manager from Fostex web site (http://
www.fostex.com).
(2) Using drag & drop technique
You can copy a song folder using drag & drop technique. This method allows saving all data
in the folder (including the history data, etc.).
• Exporting data to a personal computer
1)
Connect the MR-8HD/CD to a personal computer via USB, and open the root folder.
You can copy each song folder in the root folder to the personal computer.
2)
Copy a desired song folder to the personal computer using drag & drop technique.
3)
After making copy, exit the USB mode.
<Note>: When drag & drop the folder on your personal computer, use the "copy"
function. If you use the "move" function, not only the song on the MR-8HD/CD is
deleted but also other songs on the MR-8HD/CD may be destroyed. We recommend to
enable the disk protection (the default is "enabled") when executing data copy.
Using this method, you can also copy the hidden folder which includes hidden files
"deleted" by the MR-8HD/CD song management operation. Copied hidden files can
be used as a normal song files by turning off the hidden attribute by the computer.
<Note>: If you cannot see the hidden folder, consult the manual of your personal
computer.
• Importing data from a personal computer
When importing data from a personal computer to the MR-8HD/CD, there is the danger that the MR-8HD/CD file system may be destroyed. Especially, deleting or adding
files many times may cause the fragmentation of FAT32, resulting in sound jump
caused by performance deterioration. Therefore, before loading data from a personal
computer to the MR-8HD/CD, save all necessary folders to the personal computer and
format the MR-8HD/CD hard disk.
1)
Format the MR-8HD/CD internal hard disk (see page 124).
2)
Disable the disk protection (see page 94).
3)
Connect the MR-8HD/CD to a personal computer via USB (see page 93).
4)
Copy the desired song folder on the personal computer to the root folder of the
MR-8HD/CD hard disk.
<Note>: Do not use "move" operation, as with saving data to a computer.
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5)
Repeat step 4) as many times as required.
<Note>: Usually, the song order follows the copied order. However, it may be different
depending on a computer OS.
6)
After making copy of all necessary folders, exit the USB mode.
(3) Copy data to a CD-R/RW disc using the internal CD-R/RW drive.
As with (1), each track data is converted to a single mono WAV file.
The data is compressed to a small size and saved to a CD-R/RW disc. See the supplementary manual "How to use the CD-R/RW drive" for details.
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Song management
This chapter explains the following five operation procedures for song
management.
1) Selecting the desired song.
2) Editing a song name.
3) Deleting an unnecessary song.
4) Protecting a song.
<Notes>
While a menu screen is shown, you can go up the menu screen level or
directly exit the menu mode by the following operations.
(1)
Select “
Back” on a menu screen and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen. Repeating this
operation finally exits the menu mode.
(2)
Press the [REWIND] key.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen.
Repeating this operation finally exits the menu mode.
(3)
Press the [STOP] key.
The menu mode exits and the display shows the home screen.
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Selecting the desired song
The following describes how to select the desired song from the disk when more than one song
is created on the disk. You can also create a new song by the similar procedure. See "Basic
operations" (page 31) for details about how to create a new song.
1)
When more songs are created, the song list
screen has more than one page, and you can
scroll the list by rotating the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
"- - - :(New Song)" at the bottom of the screen is
used when you create a new song.
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired song number/song name, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the song menu screen,
where "Select Song " is highlighted.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the song menu screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
5)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
The display shows the home screen of the
selected song.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Select Song " and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the song list screen.
The screen example above shows that four
songs are currently created on the hard disk.
The song list is shown on a single page.
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Editing a song name
You can edit a current song name save the edited song name. Only the current song can be
edited.
1)
Load the desired song of which you are going to
edit the song name.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
5)
You can move the cursor (flashing point) by
rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob (or by
pressing another character entry key).
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
3)
Use the character entry keys to enter the desired
character to the flashing point.
<Character entry keys>
Some keys on the MR-8HD/
CD top panel act as characPLAY MODE
ter entry keys in the menu
mode. For example, the
[PLAY MODE] key (shown on
the
left) can be used to enter
STU7
S, T, U, s, t, u and 7. Each
press of a character entry key switches the character to be entered from among those assigned
to the key.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Song ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the song menu screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
<[DELETE] key>
Pressing the [UNDO/REDO DELETE] key deletes the
UNDO/REDO
character at the flashing point.
By pressing this key repeatedly, you can delete all charDELETE
acters under the flashing
point.
<Note>: If you enter the same name as an
existing song or do not enter a name in step
5 and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob in step
6 below, the display shows "Illegal Song
Name!" and returns to the song name editing screen.
4)
6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Rename Song ", then press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
After entering the name, press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The cursor moves to "[ENTER]" at the bottom
of the screen. To cancel the operation, use the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to highlight “[CANCEL]”
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for song
name editing of the current song, on which the
rightmost character of song name flashes.
7)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob again.
The edited name is stored and the display
returns to the song menu screen, where
“Rename Song ” is highlighted.
8)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
The MR-8HD/CD exits the menu mode and the
display shows the home screen where the
edited song name is displayed.
Flashing
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Deleting an unnecessary song
You can delete a song created on the hard disk.
<Notes>
• You cannot delete a song which is protected. To delete such a song, release the protection of the
song first (see the next page).
• A deleted song file still remains as a “hidden file” on the hard disk. So deleting a song file does not
increase the remaining (recordable) space of the hard disk.
• You can export a “hidden file” to your personal computer via USB connection and use it on the
computer (see page 95).
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the menu
selection screen, where " Back" is highlighted
initially (selecting " Back" returns to the
previous screen).
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select a song
to be deleted, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows warning and confirmation
for deleting the song.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the song menu screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
5)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding down
the [RECORD] key.
The selected song is deleted, and the display
returns to the song list screen.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Delete
Song ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the list of songs created
on the hard disk, from which you select a song to
be deleted. In the screen example below, five
songs are created so the list has only one page.
(If more than five songs are created, the list has
more than one page.)
Any song number greater than the song number
of the deleted song is moved up.
In the screen example above, after Song 03 is
deleted, ex-Song 04 is moved up to Song 03 and
ex-Song 05 is moved up to Song 04.
6)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
In the example above, the display now shows
the home screen of new Song 03 (ex-Song 04).
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If you delete all songs on the hard disk by
repeating the procedure above, ":(New Song)"
is shown. Then, create a new song (see page
31).
Protecting a song
You can protect a song to prevent an accidental erasure. The protection can be released whenever you want. To keep a recorded song safely, we recommend protecting it. You can make
protection setting only for the current song.
1)
Load the song you want to protect.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
Flashing
3)
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song ",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "On",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current song is now protected.
The display returns to the previous screen.
The display now shows the song menu screen,
where " Back" is highlighted.
Flashing
4)
To release the protection, carry out the same procedure above but select "Off" and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob in step 5.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Protect=***", then press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current option ("On" or "Off") flashes.
The default option is "Off".
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<Note>: You cannot make recording or
editing to a protected song. If you want to
make recording or editing to a protected
song, you must release the protection first.
<Note>: When you set the protection to
"On", all the recording-related keys, such
as the [REC SELECT] and [BOUNCE] keys,
are turned off.
6)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Tips>
When the protected song is loaded, “ ” is shown
in the upper left corner of the Home screen (indicated by the arrow in the screen example below).
When this icon is shown, you cannot make recording or edit the song.
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Track editing
This chapter describes how to edit whole data of a selected (mono or
stereo) track. Track editing does not consume the hard disk space. Therefore, the remaining space of the disk does not change by executing track
editing.
<Undo/redo of track editing>
By pressing the [UNDO/REDO] key after executing track editing, you can
undo the editing. By pressing the [UNDO/REDO] key after the undo operation, you can return the track(s) to the condition after being edited.
<Notes>
UNDO/REDO
DELETE
Also note that, if you carry out any of the following
after editing, you cannot undo the editing anymore.
1. Making new recording
2. Making new editing
3. Turning off the power
4. Loading another song
<Notes>
While a menu screen is shown, you can go up the menu screen level or
directly exit the menu mode by the following operations.
(1)
(2)
Select “ Back” on a menu screen and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen. Repeating this
operation finally exits the menu mode.
Press the [REWIND] key.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen.
Repeating this operation finally exits the menu mode.
(3)
Press the [STOP] key.
The menu mode exits and the display shows the home screen.
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Erasing track data
You can erase whole data (from ABS ZERO to REC END) of the desired track(s) of the song currently loaded.
REC END
ABS ZERO
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
Silent
<Note>: You cannot erase track data of a song protected.
5)
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The currently selected option flashes and you
can now select the desired option by rotating
the [MENU/ENTER] knob. The available options
are:
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Erase Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Track Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
Flashing
The display now shows the track edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired option, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
“Erase Track = *” is now highlighted on the
screen.
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes erasing.
4)
<Note>: If you want to cancel the erase op-
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Erase Track ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
eration, move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on
the screen, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the track(s) to be erased.
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8)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the track edit menu
screen, where “Erase Track ” is highlighted.
9)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the
result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo
the operation (see page 103).
Copying/pasting track data
You can copy whole data (from ABS ZERO to REC END) of the desired track(s) of the song currently loaded and paste it to the other desired track(s). The data on the source track(s) still
remains after the copy/paste operation. Copy/paste operation can be done within the currently
loaded song.
ABS ZERO
3)
REC END
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Track Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the track edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
<Note>: You cannot copy/paste track data of a song
protected. Release the protection before copying/
pasting track data.
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
4)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Copy-Paste Track ", and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the source track(s) and destination
track(s) of copy/paste operation.
"Source Track" selects the copy source track(s),
while "Dest. Track" selects the paste destination
track(s).
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7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
destination track(s), and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
“Dest.Track = *” is now highlighted on the screen.
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5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Source Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
You can now select the desired copy source
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
8)
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "ENTER" at the bottom of the screen,
then press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the copy/paste operation.
<Note>: If you want to cancel the copy/paste
operation, move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on
the screen, and press the [ MENU/ENTER]
knob.
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6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
source track(s) to be copied, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can now select the desired copy
destination track(s)
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<Note>: If a destination track has recorded
data, pasting the copied data overwrites the
previous data.
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9)
You can select the same number of tracks as
the copy source track(s). For example, if you
select a mono track for the source, you can
only select a mono track for the destination.
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the track edit menu
screen, where “Copy-Paste Trk ” is highlighted.
10)
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the copy source and destination.
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 103).
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Moving track data
You can move whole data (from ABS ZERO to REC END) of the desired track(s) to the other
desired track(s). After the data is moved, the original track(s) is(are) silent. You can only move
track data within the current song.
ABS ZERO
REC END
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
<Note>: You cannot move track data of a song protected. Release the protection before moving track
data.
5)
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
You can now select the desired move source
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Source Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Track Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the track edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
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6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select source
track(s), and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can now select the desired destination
track(s).
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4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Move Track ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the screen for selecting
the source track(s) and destination track(s) of
the move operation. "Source Track" selects the
move source track(s), while "Dest. Track" selects
the move destination track(s).
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You can select the same number of tracks as
the move source track(s). For example, if you
select a mono track for the move source, you
can only select a mono for the move destination.
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the move source and destination.
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
destination track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
“Dest.Track = *” is now highlighted on the screen.
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<Note>: If a destination track has recorded
data, moving data overwrites the previous
data.
9)
8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the track edit menu
screen, where “Move Track ” is highlighted.
10)
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the move operation.
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 103).
<Note>: If you want to cancel the move operation, move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the
screen, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Exchanging whole track data
You can exchange whole data (from ABS ZERO to REC END) between the desired track(s).
ABS ZERO
REC END
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
<Note>: You cannot exchange track data of a song
protected. Release the protection before exchanging track data.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Track Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the track edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
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4)
You can select the same number of tracks as
the exchange source track(s). For example, if
you select a mono track for the exchange
source, you can only select a mono track for
the exchange destination.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Change Track ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the screen for selecting the source track(s) and destination track(s)
of the exchange operation.
"Source Track" selects the exchange source
track(s), while "Dest. Track" selects the exchange
destination track(s).
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the exchange source and destination.
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
destination track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
“Dest.Track = *” is now highlighted on the screen.
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5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Source Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
8)
You can now select the desired exchange source
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the exchange operation.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
<Note>: If you want to cancel the exchange operation, move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the
screen, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
source track(s), and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can now select the desired destination
track(s).
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9)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the track edit menu
screen, where “Change Track ” is highlighted.
10)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 103).
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Part editing
This chapter describes how to edit a "part" (*) of recorded song. You can
edit data of a track or tracks between the "LOCATE A" and "LOCATE B"
points. Part editing does not consume the hard disk space. Therefore,
the remaining space of the disk does not change by executing part editing.
<(*) About "part">
A "part" is defined as audio data between the "LOCATE A" and "LOCATE B" points. You
can edit a "part" as described later.
Therefore, before carrying out part editing, the "LOCATE A" and "LOCATE B" points
must be set. See page 49 for details about how to set these points.
You can set these points after entering the part editing mode (see the next page for
details).
<Undo/redo of editing>
You can undo part editing. By pressing the [UNDO/REDO] key after executing part
editing, the song returns to the original condition before editing.
By pressing the [UNDO/REDO] key after undoing part editing, you can again return
the song to the condition after being edited.
<Notes>
Also note that if you carry out any of the following after
editing, you cannot undo the editing anymore.
UNDO/REDO
DELETE
[UNDO/REDO] key
1.
2.
3.
4.
Making new recording
Making new editing
Turning off the power
Loading another song
<Notes>
While a menu screen is shown, you can go up the menu screen level or directly exit
the menu mode by the following operations.
(1)
Select “
Back” on a menu screen and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen. Repeating this
operation finally exits the menu mode.
(2)
Press the [REWIND] key.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen.
Repeating this operation finally exits the menu mode.
(2)
Press the [STOP] key.
The menu mode exits and the display shows the home screen.
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Playing back the "part" (between LOCATE A and LOCATE B) to be edited
You can play back audio of the "part" before carrying out edit operation. After setting the
LOCATE A and LOCATE B points, follow the procedure below for checking the part.
You can check the part before entering the menu mode, as well as while the part editing
screen is shown.
1)
Press the [PLAY] key while holding down the [STOP] key.
The MR-8HD/CD starts playback between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points (see also page
44).
2)
During playback, raise the appropriate track fader(s) and the [MASTER] fader.
You can monitor only the "part" to be edited, so you can check the editing range.
You can change the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points during the edit operation, as well as
before entering the editing mode (see the following for details).
Changing an edit point during editing
On the screen for selecting the target track(s)
to be edited, you can see the current recorder
position information (in ABS time or bar/
beat/clock). The following screen example
shows the screen for selecting the track(s)
for part erasing.
The LOCATE A or LOCATE B point can be
changed while this screen is shown by following the procedure below.
The time (or bar/beat/clock) value changes
in realtime as the recorder moves (i.e. when
it plays, fastforwards, rewinds, locates, etc.).
When you carry out the locate operation to
the LOCATE A or LOCATE B point and the
current position matches the locate point,
"LocA=" (or "LocB=") is shown to the left of
the current position information, as shown
below.
This shows that the recorder is now at the
LOCATE A (or LOCATE B) point.
1)
Move the recorder to the desired point
by using the [PLAY], [REWIND] or [F FWD]
key.
2)
While the recorder is at the desired point,
press the [STORE] key and followed by
the [LOCATE A/IN] or [LOCATE B/OUT]
key.
The old editing point is overwritten by
the new point. After setting the new
editing point, "LocA=" (or "LocB=") is
shown to the left of the current position
information, as shown left.
After setting the new editing points, you can
edit (erase, paste, move or exchange) data of
newly specified part.
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Erasing the part(s)
You can erase the part(s) on the selected track(s) of the current song.
LOCATE A
point
ABS ZERO
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
5)
LOCATE B
point
REC END
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Erase Part ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting a track or tracks of which you want
to erase the part(s). On the screen, " Back"
is initially highlighted.
Silent
<Note>: You cannot erase the part(s) of a song
which is protected. Release the song protection
before erasing the part(s).
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
Set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points (see
page 49).
6)
You can check the part(s) by playing back the
recorder between the LOCATE A and LOCATE
B points (see page 44).
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Erase
Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current option starts flashing and you can
now select the desired track(s) by rotating the
[MENU/ENTER] knob. The available options are:
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Part Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the part edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired option, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the previous screen.
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8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes erasing.
If you want to cancel the part erase operation,
move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the screen,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
9)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Erase Part ” is highlighted.
10)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 111).
Copying/pasting the part(s)-1
You can copy the desired part(s) of the selected track(s) and paste it(them) to the same time
position of the other desired track(s). The copy/paste operation of a part or parts can be made
only within the current song. You can also make the copy/paste operation of a part or parts
using another method described later in "Copying/pasting the desired part(s) (2)".
LOCATE A
point
LOCATE B
point
3)
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
<Note>: You cannot copy/paste track data of a song
protected. Release the protection before making
the copy/paste operation.
4)
the desired time position of other track(s) other
than the position between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points, use the method described later in
"Copying/pasting the desired part(s) (2)".
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
Set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points for
specifying the desired part(s) (see page 49).
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Part Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the part edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
<Note>: If you want to paste the copied part(s) to
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
You can check the part(s) by playing back
between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
(see page 44).
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5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "CopyPastePart ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the copy source and destination.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the source track(s) and destination
track(s) of copy/paste. " Back" is initially
highlighted.
8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
destination track(s), and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display returns to the previous screen.
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6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Source
Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the copy source track(s). You can
select the copy source track(s) by rotating the
[MENU/ENTER] knob. The available options are:
9)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" at the bottom of the screen,
then press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the copy/paste operation.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
To cancel the copy/paste operation, move the
cursor to "[CANCEL]" at the bottom of the
screen, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the source
track(s) to be copied, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
You can select the destination track(s) by
rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
10)
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Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Copy-Paste Part ” is highlighted.
11)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 111).
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Copying/pasting the part(s)-2
You can copy the desired part(s) of the selected track(s) and paste it(them) to the other time
position of the desired track(s). Unlike the method described above in "Copying/pasting the desired part(s) (1)", the part data is copied to the (virtual) clipboard and then pasted to the specified
position of the other specified track(s).
The copy/paste operation of a part or parts can be made only within the current song.
LOCATE A
point
ABS ZERO
LOCATE B
point
Copying to the clipboard
REC END
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
Set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points (see
page 49).
You can check the edited part(s) by playing
back between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B
points (see page 44).
3)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
Clipboard
(Virtual)
LOCATE A
point
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Part Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the part edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
<Note>: If you paste the part(s) to the same time
position of the other track(s), we recommend using the method described above in "Copying/pasting the desired part(s) (1)", because it works faster.
<Note>: You cannot copy/paste track data of a song
protected. Release the protection before making
the copy/paste operation.
<Note>: If you turn off the MR-8HD/CD after copying the part data to the clipboard, the data on the
clipboard is lost.
Also note that you cannot undo copying data to
the clipboard.
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Copy Part ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for selecting
the source track(s).
" Back" is initially highlighted.
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6)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Copy Track ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for selecting
the copy source track(s).
You can select the copy source track(s) by
rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
9)
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Copy Part ” is highlighted.
The procedure example below shows how
to paste the copied part data on the
clipboard to the LOCATE A point of the
selected track.
Pasting clipboard data
The following procedure is assumed that the
LOCATE A point, the paste destination, is set
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1)
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the track(s)
to be copied, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Paste Part >", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the paste destination track(s).
" Back" is initially highlighted .
The display returns to the previous screen.
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8)
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" at the bottom of the screen,
then press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Paste Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
You can now select the desired paste destination
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the part copy operation.
To cancel the part copy operation, move the
cursor to "[CANCEL]" at the bottom of the
screen, and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
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<Note>: If you are going to carry out the
paste operation when no data is pasted on
the clipboard, the error message (“Clipboard
Empty!) is shown on the display and the MR8HD/CD does not accept the operation.
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode
and copy the desired data to the clipboard
before carrying out the paste operation.
5)
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Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Paste Part ” is highlighted.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
paste destination track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
6)
The display returns to the previous screen.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 111).
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4)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the paste operation.
If you want to cancel the part paste operation,
move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the screen,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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Moving the part(s)
You can move the desired part(s) of the desired track(s) to the other desired track(s).
The part move operation can be made only within the current song. After the part move operation is carried out, the source part(s) becomes silent.
LOCATE A
point
LOCATE B
point
5)
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Move Part ", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the source track(s) and destination
track(s) of the move operation.
Initially, " Back" is highlighted.
<Note>: You cannot move data of a song protected.
Release the protection before moving data.
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
Set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points (see
page 49).
You can check the part(s) by playing back
between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
(see page 44).
3)
6)
You can now select the move source track(s)
by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back"
returns to the previous screen).
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Source
Track = *", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Part Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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The display now shows the part edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
move source track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can now select the move destination
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the move source and destination.
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10)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Move Part ” is highlighted.
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11)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 111).
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8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
destination track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the screen where
"Dest. Track = *" is highlighted.
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9)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the move operation.
If you want to cancel the move operation, move
the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the screen, and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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Exchange the part(s)
You can exchange the parts between the desired tracks. The part exchange operation can be
made only within the current song.
ABS ZERO
LOCATE A
point
LOCATE B
point
5)
REC END
TRK 1
TRK 2
TRK 3
TRK 4
TRK 5
TRK 6
TRK 7
TRK 8
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Change Part " in the second page, and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the screen for
selecting the source track(s) and destination
track(s) of the exchange operation.
Initially, " Back" is highlighted.
<Note>: You cannot exchange data of a song protected. Release the protection before exchanging
parts.
1)
Load the song you want to edit.
2)
Set the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points (see
page 49).
You can check the parts by playing back
between the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
(see page 44).
3)
6)
You can now select the exchange source track(s)
by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Source Track=*", and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Part Edit ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the part edit menu
screen, where " Back" is highlighted.
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7)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
source track(s) to be exchanged, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can now select the exchange destination
track(s) by rotating the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The available options are:
• 1 through 8 (mono track)
• 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (stereo tracks)
<Note>: You cannot select the same track(s)
for the exchange source and destination.
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10)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now returns to the part edit menu
screen, where “Change Part ” is highlighted.
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11)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
<Note>: If you are not satisfied with the result, press the [UNDO/REDO] key to undo the
operation (see page 111).
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8)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
destination track(s), and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows the screen where
"Dest. Track = **" is highlighted.
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9)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to move the
cursor to "[ENTER]" on the screen, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows "Please Wait", immediately
followed by "Completed" when the MR-8HD/
CD completes the exchange operation.
If you want to cancel the exchange operation,
move the cursor to "[CANCEL]" on the screen,
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
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Other functions
This chapter describes the following functions which are important for
using the MR-8HD/CD.
(1)
Hard disk formatting
(2)
Peak hold time setting
(3)
Pre-roll/post-roll time setting
(4)
Beat resolution mode on/off
(5)
Phantom power on/off
(6)
Initializing the MR-8HD/CD
<Notes>
While a menu screen is shown, you can go up the menu screen level or
directly exit the menu mode by the following operations.
(1)
Select “
Back” on a menu screen and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen. Repeating this
operation finally exits the menu mode.
(2)
Press the [REWIND] key.
The display returns to the previous (upper level) screen.
Repeating this operation finally exits the menu mode.
(3)
Press the [STOP] key.
The menu mode exits and the display shows the home screen.
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Hard disk formatting
You can reformat the MR-8HD/CD internal hard disk by using the FAT32 file system. By reformatting the hard disk, all existing song data on the hard disk is erased, while all setting data
including the menu settings are initialized, and a new song (Song01) is automatically created.
<Note>: You cannot undo hard disk formatting. Therefore, before executing hard disk formatting, make sure that all song data on the hard disk is not necessary.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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4)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding
down the [RECORD] key.
Formatting starts.
When formatting completes, “Completed” is
shown on the display and the MR-8HD/CD
stops disk access.
2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted.
6)
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The MR-8HD/CD exits the menu mode.
The display changes to the home screen for
Song01 (song name: Song01) which is
automatically created after formatting.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Disk Format " on the second page and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display show the screen where "Are You
Sure?" flashes.
As this screen indicates, formatting the hard
disk deletes all songs on the disk and you
cannot undo disk formatting.
To stop formatting, press the [STOP] key to exit
the menu mode.
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Peak hold time setting
The level meters shown on the display have the peak hold function. When it is enabled, the
meter peak value during recording is held for the specified time.
The default meter peak hold time is three seconds. You can disable the peak hold function or
change the peak hold time.
Peak hold indication
By default, it is held for three
seconds.
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
You can select from "3s" (3 seconds, default),
"1s", "2s", "4s", "5s" and "Off".
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted.
When "Off" is selected, the peak hold function
is disabled (the peak value is not held).
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
desired hold time, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The peak hold setting is confirmed and the
display returns to the previous screen.
5)
Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
The peak hold setting is effective to all songs.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"PeakHold Time=*.*s" on the second page and
press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The currently selected peak hold time (by
default, "3s") flashes.
You can now make the desired peak hold
setting.
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Pre-roll/post-roll time setting
As described earlier on page 47, when both the auto punch in/out and loop modes are active,
the pre-roll and post-roll are effective in the loop function.
You can set the pre-roll and post-roll time value by the following procedure.
When both the auto punch in/out and loop modes are
active, the loop starts from "the LOCATE A point minus
the pre-roll time" and ends by "the LOCATE B point
plus the post-roll time". The pre-roll time is initially set
to four seconds, while the post-roll time is set to one
second.
LOCATE A
Point
4 sec.
In other words, with the default pre-roll and post-roll
time settings, when executing auto punch in/out, the
MR-8HD/CD starts playback four seconds before the
punch-in point, and ends playback one second after
the punch-out point.
1)
LOOP START
point
LOCATE B
Point
1 sec.
LOOP END
point
You can select between "0.1s" and "10s" in 0.1
second steps.
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted.
4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
pre-roll hold time, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The pre-roll time setting is confirmed and the
display returns to the previous screen. To set
the post-roll time, follow the procedure below.
5)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Post Roll Time" and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The currently selected post-roll time (by
default, "1.0s") flashes. You can now set the
desired post-roll time.
You can select between "0.1s" and "10s" in 0.1
second steps.
6)
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Pre Roll Time=*.*s" and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select the
post-roll hold time, and press the [MENU/ENTER]
knob.
The post-roll time setting is confirmed and the
display returns to the previous screen.
The currently selected pre-roll time (by default,
"4.0s") flashes. You can now set the desired
pre-roll time.
7)
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Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Other functions)
Beat resolution mode on/off
While the time base is set to the bar/beat mode, if you set the "Beat resolution" item in the menu
to "On", the LOCATE A and B points are set in beat resolution.
When "Beat resolution" is set to "On", the clock digit in the bar/beat/clock value is automatically
rounded down or up, so that the clock digit is always "000".
Let's see an example when the time base is set to the bar/beat mode and the
"Beat resolution" is set to "On". If you set the LOCATE A point to "Bar 1/1 /clock
468" and the LOCATE B point to "Bar 12/ 4 /clock 485", the rounded values are
stored as below.
"Bar 1 / 1 / clock 468" -> "Bar 1 / 1 / clock 000"
(The clock value "468" is rounded down.)
"Bar 12 / 4 / clock 485" -> "Bar 13 / 1 / clock 000"
(The clock value "485" is rounded up.)
1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
4)
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted.
The selection is confirmed and the display
returns to the previous screen.
5)
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "On"
or "Off", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
" Resolution=**" on the second page and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current option (by default, "Off") flashes.
You can now set the desired option.
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Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Other functions)
Phantom power on/off
The MR-8HD/CD can supply phantom power (+48 V) to the XLR balanced connectors of [INPUT
A] through [INPUT D].
So you can connect condenser microphones which require phantom power.
You can turn on or off phantom power to the XLR connectors via the menu mode.
<Note>: The phantom power can be supplied to the XLR balanced connectors of [INPUT A]
through [INPUT D]. Therefore, to connect a sound source which does not require the phantom power, use any of the unbalanced phone input jacks on [INPUT A] through [INPUT D].
If any plug is inserted to the unbalanced phone input jack, the phantom power is not
supplied to the balanced XLR connector on the same channel.
The phantom power setting returns to "Off" (default) when you turn off the MR-8HD/CD
power.
<Notes on using phantom power>
• Confirm that the connected microphone needs +48 V phantom power.
• Turn on the phantom power after making microphone connection.
• Mute the outputs of the MR-8HD/CD when turning on or off the phantom power or
plugging/unplugging the microphone.
<Tip>
You can directly access to the input menu screen by a long press of the desired [TO
STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key. For example, a long press of the [TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF]
key of [INPUT A] directly accesses to the screen shown below.
[TO STEREO BUSS ON/OFF] key of INPUT A
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
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1)
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
2)
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Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Input " on the second page, and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the input menu screen.
5)
After making "Phantom Power" setting, press the
[STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
The display returns to the home screen.
When "Phantom Power" is set to "On", "
lights on the home screen, as below.
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Phantom Power=***", and press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob.
The current option (by default, "Off") flashes.
You can now set the desired option.
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4)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "On",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The screen shows a warning message for few
seconds, and returns to the previous screen.
While the message is shown, all input
channels are muted. When the message is
dismissed, the mute is released.
If you select “Off” from “On”, a warning
message appears and all channels are muted.
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Initializing the MR-8HD/CD
By initializing the MR-8HD/CD, you can initialize all global menu settings common to all songs,
as well as the time base and display contrast level.
Default setting
Initialized item
Pre-roll time setting
4 seconds
Post-roll time setting
1 second
L-R (stereo) delay
Delay type setting
Off
MIDI sync out setting
MTC frame rate setting
25 frames
Beat resolution mode setting
Off
Peak hold time setting
3 seconds
Time base (shown when turning on the power)
Bar/Beat
Display contrast level
1)
Factory present level
While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where " Back" is
highlighted initially (selecting " Back" returns
to the previous screen).
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2)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"System ", and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
4)
The display now shows the first page of the
system menu screen, where " Back" is
highlighted.
Press the [MENU/ENTER] knob while holding
down the [RECORD] key.
The settings are immediately initialized.
The initialize is confirmed and the display
returns to the previous screen.
To cancel the initialization, press the [STOP]
key.
5)
3)
Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Init Memory " on the second page, and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the confirmation screen
for initializing.
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Press the [STOP] key to exit the menu mode.
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Troubleshooting)
Troubleshooting
If you encounter any problem while operating the MR-8HD/CD, check
the following for the possible cause of the problem before contacting our
service station or dealer.
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Troubles for recording
<Trouble 1>
<Trouble 5>
I cannot record the sound source connected to
[INPUT B] to track 1.
The meter shows very low level and the recording level
is too low.
•
•
When recording a sound source to a mono
track, you can only use the [INPUT A]
section.
Connect the source to [INPUT A].
Is the [TRIM] control for the input section
the sound source is connected adjusted
appropriately?
Set the [TRIM] control just below the position where
the [PEAK] indicator in the [INPUT A] section lights
at the loudest part.
<Trouble 2>
I cannot record the sound sources connected to
[INPUT C] and [INPUT D] to tracks 1 and 2.
•
<Trouble 6>
The meter shows good level for recording, but no signal can be monitored via headphones though the
[PHONES VOL] control is raised.
When recording two sound sources
simultaneously, you must use [INPUT A] and
[INPUT B]. You cannot use [INPUT C] and
[INPUT D].
•
Reconnect the sources to [INPUT A] and
[INPUT B].
Both of these faders, as well as the [PHONES VOL]
control, have to be raised in order to monitor the
recording signal via headphones.
We recommend to raise both the track fader for the
recording track and the [MASTER] fader to the “ ”
position.
<Trouble 3>
The input level of the track to which I am going to record
is too low.
•
•
Is the [TRIM] control of the input to which
the sound source is connected adjusted
appropriately?
Is the recording track in the input monitor
mode?
Make sure that the [RECORD] key flashes and
"
" is shown on the display. If not, press
the [RECORD] key to set the armed track to the
input monitor mode.
To set the input level (= recording level)
appropriately, use the [TRIM] control so that the peak
indicator does not light continuously.
<Trouble 7>
<Trouble 4>
During overdubbing, I cannot monitor the playback signal of the recorded track.
I cannot hear the input signal via the headphones though
the [REC SELECT] key is active.
•
Are the track fader for the recording track
and the [MASTER] fader raised?
•
Did you press the [RECORD] key to make
the armed track in the input monitor mode?
Is the [PHONES VOL] control raised?
Is the track fader for the playback track
raised?
During overdubbing, raise the faders for both the
playback and recording tracks appropriately.
Otherwise, you cannot make overdubbing while
listening to the recorded track(s).
You cannot hear the input signal unless the assigned
track is in the input monitor mode by pressing the
corresponding [REC SELECT] key to turn on the
indicator. Also, you cannot hear any signal if the
[PHONES VOL] control is set to minimum.
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<Trouble 8>
<Trouble 9>
I cannot execute auto punch in/out.
I cannot record audio data of a song onto an external
digital recorder.
•
Is "
" shown on the screen?
•
If it is not, press the [AUTO PUNCH] key to make
the auto punch in/out function active.
•
Are the punch-in and punch-out points set
correctly?
To check each point, press the [LOCATE A/IN] or
[LOCATE B/OUT] key. The recorder locates to the
punch-in or punch-out point, while the screen shows
the appropriate time data.
Is the connection between the
[DIGITAL OUT] connector on the
MR-8HD/CD and the optical input
connector of the digital recorder made
correctly?
Check the connection, as well as the optical cable.
•
Is the digital recorder set correctly for
recording the signal fed to the digital input?
See the manual of the digital recorder for details
about the setting.
If the punch-out point is earlier than the punch-in
point, set these points appropriately so that the
punch-in point is earlier than the punch-out point.
Troubles for playback
<Trouble 1>
<Trouble 3>
During playback, the recorder suddenly executes locating.
I press the [PLAY] key while holding down the [STOP]
key, but I cannot execute loop playback.
•
•
Is "
display?
" or "
" shown on the
If so, the play mode is set to the auto return or loop
mode.
Press the [PLAY MODE] key until "Off" is selected.
By default, both of these points are set to the
beginning of a song (i.e. "0m 00s 000ms" or "-2bar
1beat 00clk"). In this condition, you cannot execute
loop playback.
Also, if the LOCATE B point is earlier than the
LOCATE A point, you cannot execute loop playback.
<Trouble 2>
Cannot monitor the playback sound.
•
Are the LOCATE A and LOCATE B points
set correctly?
Are the track fader(s) for the playback
track(s) and the [MASTER] fader brought up
to the appropriate positions?
Raise the fader(s) for the track(s) you want to
monitor, as well as the [MASTER] fader.
If you monitor via headphones, also raise the
[PHONES VOL] control.
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Troubles for effect
<Trouble 1>
<Trouble 2>
I cannot apply the effects.
I cannot apply the mic simulation effects.
•
•
Are the [EFFECT SEND] control for the track
you want to apply the effect and track fader
raised appropriately?
Is the [INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear
panel is set to "MIC/LINE" position?
INPUT A SEL
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
To apply the mic simulation effects to [INPUT A], the
[INPUT A SELECT] switch on the rear panel must
be set to "MIC/LINE" position.
When you set the switch to any other position, you
can use the amp simulation effects for insert effects.
Raise the [EFFECT SEND] control(s) for the track(s)
(1 through 4) you want to apply the effect to send
signal(s) to the internal digital effects.
Also, make sure that the fader(s) for the track(s)
you want to apply the effect is(are) raised.
Troubles for USB connection
<Trouble 1>
<Trouble 2>
Cannot export a WAV file to a personal computer.
The MR-8HD/CD drive icon is not shown on the personal computer screen.
•
Is the USB cable connected correctly?
•
Check the connection, as well as the USB cable.
•
Is the personal computer meets the
requirement?
It may take some times for showing a
removable drive depending on a personal
computer.
It may take some times for reading the drive data.
Wait for a while until the drive icon appears.
The MR-8HD/CD can export a WAV file to a
personal computer which runs on any of the
following OS systems.
On a Windows machine, the MR-8HD/CD is shown
as "removable drive". On a Macintosh machine, it is
shown as "MR-8HD/CD".
Windows Me, 2000 or XP
Macintosh 0S X or higher
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Other troubles
<Trouble 1>
<Trouble 2>
I cannot hear the rhythm guide click.
I want to hear the rhythm guide click based on the "Signature" and "Tempo" settings on the rhythm guide setting screen but the rhythm guide click based on the
conductor map is output.
•
Is the [RHYTHM GUIDE] key is illuminated?
When the [RHYTHM GUIDE] key is not illuminated,
the rhythm guide function is not active and you
cannot hear the rhythm guide click.
•
•
Is the "Conductor Map" setting on the
rhythm guide setting screen set to "On"?
As shown on the screen below, if "Conductor Map"
on the rhythm guide setting screen is set to "On",
the rhythm guide click based on the conductor map
is output. In this condition, the "Signature" and
"Tempo" fields on this screen indicate "---" as
below, showing that they are disabled.
Is the "Int Click level" item in the "Rhythm
Guide" menu set correctly?
If the "Int Click level" item is set to "00" or a small
value, you cannot hear the rhythm guide click.
Set "Conductor Map" to "Off" (see page 77).
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MR-8HD/CD Specifications
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Specifications
[Inputs/Outputs]
Audio recording type : Conformed to AES-31
0dBu=0.775Vrms, 0dBV=1.0Vrms, Reference level: -12dBfs
The number of tracks : 8
* the number of simultaneously recordable tracks: 4
Analog input [INPUT A - INPUT D]
Connectors
: XLR-3-31 type (#2: hot balanced)
: 1/4-inch, phone type
Input level
: -48dBu (MIC) to +4dBu (LINE)
Input impedance
: 1.5kΩ or more
: 400kΩ or more (When the INPUT
A SEL switch is set to “GTR”.)
Phantom power
: P48V (Phantom power ON/OFF is
selected in the “Input” menu of the
MENU mode.)
ADC
: 24-bits, delta-sigma
DAC
: 24-bits, delta-sigma
Frequency response : 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic range
: 90dB or more (TYPICAL)
Total harmonic distortion : 0.06% or less (TYPICAL)
[General]
Insert [INSERT (input A only)]
Connector
: 1/4-inch, TRS phone type
(Tip: output, Ring: input)
Norminal output level : -10dBV
Load impedance
: 10kΩ or more
Norminal input level : -10dBV
Input impedance
: 10kΩ or more
Stereo analog output [STEREO OUT (L, R)]
Connectors
: 1/4-inch, phone type
Norminal output level : -10dBV (unbalanced)
Load impedance
: 10kΩ or more
Weight (net)
: Approx. 3.5 kg
Dimensions
: 312 (W) x 264 (D) x 110 (H ) mm
Power supply
: 120VAC 50/60Hz
230VAC 50/60Hz
240VAC 50/60Hz
Power consumption : 16 W
Supplied Accessaries : Power cord, Owner’s Manual
* Changes in specifications and features may be made
without notice or obligation.
Headphones output [PHONES 1, 2]
Connectors
: 1/4-inch, stereo phone type
Max. output power : 30mW or more (at 32Ω load)
Load impedance
: 16Ω or more
[Pin assignment of XLR connectors]
MIDI output [MIDI OUT]
Connector
: DIN 5-pin
Format
: Conformed to the MIDI standard
1
2
Digital output [DIGITAL OUT]
Connector
: Toslink optical type
Format
: IEC 60958 (S/P DIF)
GND
HOT
COLD
3
[Pin assignment of USB port]
Footswitch [FOOT SW]
Connector
: 1/4-inch, phone type
Level
: TTL level
USB (USB 2.0 HI-SPEED)
Connector
: B type (standard)
USB HOST (USB 1.1)
Connector
1
2
3
2
1
3
4
1
2
3
4
VBUS
DD+
GND
: A type (standard)
[Pin assignment of USB HOST port]
[Record / playback]
Recording medium
1 2 3 4
: 3.5-inch hard disk drive
Sampling frequencies: 44.1kHz
Quantization
: 16-bits, linear (non expanded)
File format
: FAT32
138
1
2
3
4
VBUS
DD+
GND
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Specifications)
Physical dimensions
INPUT A SEL
110
GTR CLEAN
MIC/LINE
GTR DIST
AC-IN
USB
USB HOST
DIGITAL
OUT
MIDI OUT
FOOT SW
312
INPUT A SELECT
INPUT A
BAL
INPUT B
BAL
INPUT C
BAL
INPUT D
BAL
L
PHONES
UNBAL
/GUITAR
INSERT
UNBAL
UNBAL
UNBAL
DISTORTION
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
TRIM
MAX LINE
MIN
STEREO OUT
R
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
MIC
LINE
1
2
PHONES VOL
MIC
MIN
MAX
GUITAR
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
PEAK
ON/
OFF
ON/
OFF
TO STEREO BUSS
DYNAMIC
CONDENSER
POWER
MIC SIMULATION
TUBE
EFFECT
RHYTHM
GUIDE
TIME BASE
SELECT
1-4 > 5/6
1-6 > 7/8
1-8 >NEW
SONG
CONTRAST
264
PEAK
PEAK
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT A
BRIT STACK
AMP SIMULATION
60'S COMBO
US METAL
MIN
ROOM
MAX
HALL
STEREO
7/8 >WAV
FILE
BOUNCE
MENU / ENTER
EFFECT SEND
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
PLATE
ABC1
DEF2
GHI3
POWERFUL
NATURAL
BRIGHT
JKL4
MNO5
DELAY
MASTERING
PAN
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
LOCATE
R
AUTO PUNCH PLAY MODE
A / IN
B / OUT
STORE
UNDO/REDO
+-_0
DELETE
REC SELECT
1
MAX
2
3
4
5/6
7/8
PQR6
MASTER
RECORD
MIN
STU7
VWX8
YZ9
MAX
MIN
139
STOP
PLAY
LOCATE REC END
LOCATE ABS ZERO
A-B PLAY
REWIND
F FWD
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Specifications)
Block diagram
When using the normal mode
TO STEREO BUSS
L
TO STEREO BUSS
INPUT A
INPUT A
PAN
INPUT B
PAN
INPUT C
PAN
INPUT D
PAN
R
BAL
EFF
DISTORTION
REC
SELECT
TRIM
RECORDER
TRK 1 FADER
A/D
IN1
SIMULATION
FX
OUT1
TRK 1 PAN
TRK 1 EFF
CLEAN
TRK 2 FADER
IN2
OUT2
TRK 2 PAN
TRK 2 EFF
INPUT B
BAL
A/D
REVERB / DELAY
TRK 3 FADER
IN3
TRIM
OUT3
TRK 3 PAN
TRK 3 EFF
TRK 4 FADER
IN4
OUT4
TRK 4 PAN
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT C
BAL
A/D
TRK 4 EFF
TRIM
TRK 5/6 FADER
IN5
IN6
OUT5
OUT6
INPUT D
BAL
A/D
TRK 7/8 FADER
TRIM
IN7
OUT7
IN8
OUT8
MASTER
FADER
MASTERING FX
ST OUT L
ST OUT R
When using the bounce mode (1-4 > 5/6 mode)
TO STEREO BUSS
L
TO STEREO BUSS
INPUT A
INPUT A
PAN
INPUT B
PAN
INPUT C
PAN
INPUT D
PAN
R
BAL
EFF
DISTORTION
REC
SELECT
TRIM
RECORDER
TRK 1 FADER
A/D
SIMULATION
FX
IN1
OUT1
TRK 1 PAN
TRK 1 EFF
CLEAN
TRK 2 FADER
IN2
OUT2
TRK 2 PAN
TRK 2 EFF
INPUT B
BAL
A/D
REVERB / DELAY
TRK 3 FADER
IN3
TRIM
OUT3
TRK 3 PAN
TRK 3 EFF
TRK 4 FADER
IN4
OUT4
TRK 4 PAN
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT C
BAL
A/D
TRK 4 EFF
TRIM
TRK 5/6 FADER
IN5
OUT5
IN6
OUT6
MASTER
FADER
MASTERING FX
INPUT D
BAL
A/D
TRIM
TRK 7/8 FADER
IN7
OUT7
IN8
OUT8
ST OUT L
ST OUT R
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MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Specifications)
When using the bounce mode (1-6 > 7/8 mode)
TO STEREO BUSS
L
TO STEREO BUSS
INPUT A
INPUT A
PAN
INPUT B
PAN
INPUT C
PAN
INPUT D
PAN
R
BAL
EFF
DISTORTION
REC
SELECT
TRIM
RECORDER
TRK 1 FADER
A/D
IN1
SIMULATION
FX
OUT1
TRK 1 PAN
TRK 1 EFF
CLEAN
TRK 2 FADER
IN2
OUT2
TRK 2 PAN
TRK 2 EFF
INPUT B
BAL
A/D
REVERB / DELAY
TRK 3 FADER
IN3
TRIM
OUT3
TRK 3 PAN
TRK 3 EFF
TRK 4 FADER
IN4
OUT4
TRK 4 PAN
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT C
BAL
A/D
TRK 4 EFF
TRIM
TRK 5/6 FADER
IN5
OUT5
IN6
OUT6
MASTER
FADER
MASTERING FX
INPUT D
BAL
A/D
TRIM
TRK 7/8 FADER
IN7
OUT7
IN8
OUT8
ST OUT L
ST OUT R
When using the bounce mode (1-8 > New Song mode)
TO STEREO BUSS
L
TO STEREO BUSS
INPUT A
INPUT A
PAN
INPUT B
PAN
INPUT C
PAN
INPUT D
PAN
R
BAL
EFF
DISTORTION
REC
SELECT
TRIM
RECORDER
TRK 1 FADER
A/D
SIMULATION
FX
IN1
OUT1
TRK 1 PAN
TRK 1 EFF
CLEAN
TRK 2 FADER
IN2
OUT2
TRK 2 PAN
TRK 2 EFF
INPUT B
BAL
A/D
REVERB / DELAY
TRK 3 FADER
IN3
TRIM
OUT3
TRK 3 PAN
TRK 3 EFF
TRK 4 FADER
IN4
OUT4
TRK 4 PAN
REVERB / DELAY TIME
INPUT C
BAL
A/D
TRK 4 EFF
TRIM
TRK 5/6 FADER
IN5
OUT5
IN6
OUT6
NEW SONG
TRK 7
TRK 8
INPUT D
BAL
TRIM
A/D
TRK 7/8 FADER
IN7
OUT7
IN8
OUT8
MASTER
FADER
MASTERING FX
ST OUT L
ST OUT R
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MIDI implementation chart
<Digital multitracker>
Date:
Version: V1.00
Model MR-8HD/CD
Recognized
Transmitted
Function............
Basic
Channel
Default
Changed
X
X
X
X
Default
Message
Altered
X
X
Mode
X
X
*****************************
X
Note
Number:
Velocity
After
Touch
X
X
True Voice
*****************************
X
Note ON
Note OFF
X
X
X
X
Key's
X
X
Channel's
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*****************************
X
Pitch Bend
Remarks
Control
Change
Program
Change:
True #
rem. 1
System Exclusive
Common
System
Real Time
Aux.
Message
: Quarter Frame
: Song Position
: Song Select
: Tune
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
: Clock
: Commands
rem. 2
X
: Local ON/OFF
X
X
: All Notes OFF
X
X
: Active Sense
X
X
: Reset
X
X
Notes
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
rem.1 : MTC
rem. 2 : START, STOP, CONTINUE
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
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: Yes
X : No
MR-8HD/CD Owner’s Manual (Specifications)
Index
<A>
<L>
Amp simulation ...............................................................58
Auto return ......................................................................45
Auto play .........................................................................45
ABS time .........................................................................14
Archiving a song .............................................................95
Analog mixdown .............................................................41
<B>
Bounce ............................................................................63
Bar/Beat .............................................................14, 25,127
Beginning a song .....................................................14, 48
Bar offset .........................................................................81
<C>
Cueing .............................................................................44
Clipboard .......................................................................116
Click level ........................................................................76
Clock ...............................................................................87
Contrast ..........................................................................25
Copy ...........................................................105, 114 to 118
Copyrights .......................................................................11
Conductor map ...............................................................78
Changing track ..............................................................108
Character entry key .................................................32, 99
Creating a song ...............................................................31
<D>
Delay ...............................................................................60
Distortion ...................................................................33, 35
Display ............................................................................24
Demo song ......................................................................29
Digital mixdown ...............................................................42
Delete song ...................................................................100
Damage ...........................................................................11
<E>
Effector ............................................................................57
Effect send ......................................................................61
Erasing track .................................................................104
Erase part ......................................................................113
Event .....................................................................78 to 84
Exchange the track .......................................................108
Exchange the parts .......................................................121
<F>
Format ...........................................................................124
Foot switch ......................................................................53
<G>
Gain .............................................................15, 36, 38, 40
<H>
Hard disk .................................................................12, 124
Hidden file ...............................................................95, 100
<I>
Loop ................................................................................45
Locate .............................................................................48
<M>
Master recorder ....................................................41 to 42
Mastering effect ..............................................................62
Mic simulation .................................................................58
MIDI .................................................................................85
MIDI implementation chart ...........................................142
Mixdown ................................................................41 to 42
Move .....................................................................107, 119
MENU mode ...................................................................25
<O>
Overdubbing ...................................................................37
Offset ...............................................................................81
Optical cable ............................................................22, 42
<P>
Playback .........................................................36 to 42, 43
Power supply ..................................................................28
Power switch ...................................................................28
Personal computer .........................................................89
Part ................................................................................111
Punch in/out ....................................................................51
Punch in/out points .........................................................54
Play mode .......................................................................45
Pre roll .....................................................................47, 126
Peak LED ........................................................................15
Peak hold ......................................................................125
Phantom power ............................................................128
Protect ....................................................................101, 94
Paste ...........................................................105, 114 to 118
Post roll ...................................................................47, 126
<Q>
Quantization ..............................................................138
<R>
Recording ..............................................................35 to 42
Recording level .....................................................35 to 42
Recording track ...............................................................34
Recording method ..........................................................12
Reverb ............................................................................60
Redo ...................................................36, 38, 40, 103, 113
Remain ........................................................13, 35, 37, 39
Rehearsal ....................................................55, 66, 68, 70
Repro monitor .................................................................14
Resolution .....................................................................127
REC END .................................................................12, 48
Rhythm guide ..................................................................75
<S>
Internal CD-R/RW drive ..................................................23
Insert effect ......................................................................58
Input A select switch ........................................................33
Input monitor ...............................................14, 36, 38, 40
Insert ...............................................................................59
Input ................................................................................33
Initialize .........................................................................130
Signature ...............................................................75 to 80
Simulation .......................................................................58
Sequencer ......................................................................86
Signature map ......................................................75 to 80
Standby mode .................................................................28
Song ................................................................................13
Select a song ..................................................................98
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Song name ...............................................................32, 99
Synchronization ..............................................................85
Song protect ..................................................................101
S/P DIF ............................................................................42
<T>
<U>
Undo ...................................................36, 38, 40, 103, 113
USB .........................................................................92, 138
USB HOST .............................................................22, 138
<W>
Track ...............................................................................34
Trouble shooting ...........................................................131
Trim .................................................................15, 35 to 40
Track fader ...........................................................35 to 40
Time base ................................................................14, 24
Tempo map .....................................................................82
WAV file ....................................................................13, 90
WAV file conversion ........................................................90
Warning ...........................................................................26
<Y>
Y cable .....................................................................18, 59
Declaration of EC Directive
This equipment is compatible with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) - Directive on approximation of member nation's ordinance
concerning the electromagnetic compatibility and with the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) - Directive on approximation of
member nation's ordinance concerning electric equipment designed to be used within the specified voltage range.
The Affect of Immunity on This Equipment
The affect of the European Specification EN61000-6-1 (coexistence of electromagnetic waves - common immunity
specification) on this equipment are as shown below.
In the electrical fast transient/burst requirements, surge, conducted disturbances by radio-frequency fields, power frequency
magnetic field, radiate electromagnetic field requirements and static electricity discharging environment, this could be
affected by generation of noise in some cases.
FOSTEX DISTRIBUTORS LIST IN EUROPE
* Including non-EU countries (as of January, 2005)
<AUSTRIA>
<ITALY>
NAME: ATEC Audio-u. Videogeraete VertriebsgesmbH.
ADD: Im Winkel 5, A-2325 Velm, Austria
TEL: (+43) 2234-74004, FAX: (+43) 2234-74074
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(Teramo), Italy
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<BELGIUM>
<THE NETHERLANDS>
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ADD: Raymond Pelgrimslaan 101, B-1702 Groot-Bijgaarden,
Belgium
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<NORWAY>
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<PORTUGAL>
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FAX: (+34) 91-6414597
<GERMANY>
NAME: Mega Audio GmbH
ADD: Stromberger Str. 32, D-55411 Bingen, Germany
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<SWEDEN>
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Stockholm, Sweden
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<GREECE>
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TEL: (+41) 1-4323230, FAX: (+41) 1-4326558
<ICELAND>
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NAME: SCV London
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Loughton, Essex IG10 3NY U. K.
TEL: (+44) 20-8418-0778, FAX: (+44) 20-8418-0624
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WARRANTY PROTECTION
All Fostex parts are warranted for one (1) year from the date of original purchase, except for
recording media, such as hard disc drives and compact flash cards, heads, lamps and fuses,
which are warranted, for one hundred-eighty (180) days. Fostex America will repair and / or
replace parts during the term of this warranty. Labor costs are also covered by Fostex America
for one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Except as specified below, this warranty
covers all defects in material and workmanship in this product.
The following are not covered by this warranty:
1.
Batteries.
2.
Damage to any product that has been altered.
3.
Damage to any product on which the original serial number has been defaced, modified or
removed.
4.
Damage to or deterioration of the external cabinet.
5.
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presented to the carrier.)
6.
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7.
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procedures.
8.
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9.
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America Service technician or a technician at an authorized Fostex America service station.
10.
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competence or experience on the part of the user.
11.
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etc.
12.
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the control of Fostex America.
13.
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DURING OPERATION OF THIS PRODUCT.
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1.
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2.
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3.
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replacement of the product, at the sole discretion and / or option of Fostex America.
Fostex America shall not under any circumstances be liable for:
C.
1.
Damaged based on inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time,
interrupted operation or commercial loss, OR;
2.
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which may not be excluded by under applicable law.
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representations made herein.
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