MVWS05—Importing a Sample from CD

MVWS05—Importing a Sample from CD
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MV-8000
Workshop
Importing a Sample from CD
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MVWS05
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About the MV-8000 Workshop Series
Roland’s MV-8000 Production Studio is packed with features for
making music. It’s a heavy-duty sampler that can do all sorts
of things with sounds you sample or import. Its sequencer has
136 tracks for MIDI sequencing and playing back audio, and its
set of editing tools is deep. It’s a great box for performing—
using its pads or an attached MIDI keyboard—and, of course,
it can even burn a CD of your final master mix.
Each MV-8000 Workshop Series booklet focuses on one
MV-8000 topic, and is intended as a companion to your
MV-8000 Owner’s Manuals.
This booklet requires MV-8000 O.S. Version 3 or higher. You can
download the latest O.S. for free from www.RolandUS.com.
About This Booklet
Lots of great samples can be found on CDs, and
it’s easy to import them into the MV-8000 for
use as audio phrases or patches. This booklet
explains how to do this.
The Buttons, the LCD, or a VGA?
On the MV-8000, you can work on the built-in LCD or on an
optional color VGA monitor. You can use the MV-8000’s frontpanel controls, or a mouse on your VGA screen. No matter how
you like to work, there’s an easy way to get things done.
Probably the best idea is to work primarily with a mouse on a
VGA, using the MV-8000’s buttons to quickly get in and out of
MV-8000 screens. The procedures in this booklet typically
assume you’ll be working this way.
If you’re not, don’t worry, because the VGA windows and LCD
screens are essentially the same. There are clickable VGA icons
for all of the MV-8000’s buttons. You can also press an onscreen
button by clicking your mouse or by pressing an F button on
the MV-8000. The main difference has to do with how you deal
with settings—or “parameters”—and how you select objects.
If you’re using a mouse:
Left click
If you’re using the MV-8000’s buttons:
Right click
Scroll
wheel
You select parameters and objects with
a left click. You change the selected
parameter’s value by turning the scroll
wheel. You can display an object’s
menu by right-clicking the object.
You select parameters and objects
with the 3, 4, 5, and 6
CURSOR buttons. Change a selected
parameter’s value by turning the
VALUE dial or by pressing DEC and INC.
Understanding the Symbols in This Booklet
Throughout this booklet, you’ll come across information that
deserves special attention—that’s the reason it’s labeled with
one of the following symbols.
A note is something that adds information about the topic at hand.
A tip offers suggestions for using the feature being discussed.
Warnings contain important information that can help you avoid possible
damage to your equipment, your data, or yourself.
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What We’ll Get Into Here
This booklet describes the process of importing audio from a
CD into the MV-8000 as a sample. Once you’ve got your sample,
other MV-8000 Workshop booklets can tell you how to:
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use a sample as an audio phrase—See the MV-8000 Sampling
Workshop booklet, and start reading at the section called
“What You See Is What You Got” on Page 8.
use a single sample in a patch—See the MV-8000 Sampling
Workshop booklet, and start reading at the section called
“What You See Is What You Got” on Page 8.
chop up a sample containing multiple sounds—See the
MV-8000 Auto Chop Workshop booklet, and start reading
at the section called “Using Auto Chop” on Page 3.
spread a sample across a range of pads—See the
MV-8000 Spreading a Sample Across the Pads Workshop
booklet, and start reading at “Planting the Root” on Page
4. (If you don’t yet know the note your imported sample
plays, start reading at the top of Page 3.)
What Kind of CD Do You Have?
Though they look the same, there are two types of CDs that
hold audio you can bring into the MV-8000. You may have:
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an audio CD—you can play on any standard CD player.
Most sampling CDs are audio CDs that contain short
sound clips. Standard music CDs are also audio CDs.
a CD-ROM—you can use only on a computer or computerbased device such as the MV-8000. CD-ROMs typically
contain computer sound files in .WAV or AIFF format.
We’ll cover importing from the two types of CDs separately,
since the operations are slightly different. We’ll start with
audio CDs—if you’ve got a CD-ROM, click here.
Importing from an Audio CD
1. Insert the desired CD into the MV-8000.
To learn how to operate the MV-8000’s CD tray, see Page 37 in the MV-8000
Owner’s Manual.
2. When the CD drive’s disk access indicator stops flashing,
press the IMPORT button to display the IMPORT window.
The currently
selected drive.
3. In the upper left-hand corner of
the IMPORT window, you can see a
picture of the currently selected drive,
as shown above. If you see anything
other than “Audio CD” above this little
picture, click Select Drive to display a
list of the available drives.
4. Choose “Audio CD” in the list and click
Select to display a list of the audio
selections on your CD, as shown on
the next page.
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To audition any item in the list, select it and click Preview. Click Stop to
stop playback.
6. In the SET TIME window, set:
• In Time—to the beginning of the audio to be imported,
with 00:00 being the very start of the selection.
• Out Time—to the end of the audio to be imported.
(The MV-8000 won’t let you set this beyond the actual
end of the selection.)
The onscreen View button at the bottom of the window isn’t used when
you’re importing from an audio CD.
The In and Out Time parameters are set by default to grab the entire audio
selection.
5. To import:
• one item in the list—select it and click Import.
• multiple items in the list—select each one and click Mark
On/Off to checkmark it (click again to un-checkmark
an item if you want to). Once everything you want to
grab is checkmarked, click Import.
If you’re importing a single item, the MV-8000 displays the
SET TIME window, where you can choose to import all of
the selected item, or just part of it, by setting its In Time
and Out Time parameters.
You can also set the In and Out Time parameters on-the-fly. Click Play, and
then click the Set In Time and Set Out Time buttons at the desired start and
stop time locations, respectively. Click Stop to end playback.
7. When you’re ready, click Execute to finish importing the
audio. The new sample appears in the RESULT window.
The RESULT window’s operation is explained in “What You See Is What You
Got” on Page 8 in the MV-8000 Sampling Workshop booklet.
If you’re importing multiple items, the entire selections are imported
automatically and displayed in the RESULTS window. This window’s
operation is explained in “What You See Is What You Got” on Page 8 in the
MV-8000 Sampling Workshop booklet.
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Importing from a CD-ROM
1. Insert the desired CD-ROM into the MV-8000.
Here’s what we see
when we first look at
the contents of the L.A.
Riot Sampler CD that
ships with the MV-8000.
To learn how to operate the MV-8000’s CD tray, see Page 37 in the MV-8000
Owner’s Manual.
2. When the CD-ROM’s drive’s disk access indicator stops
flashing, press the IMPORT button to display the IMPORT
window.
The currently
selected drive.
If you open a folder and find that it contains other folders, keep
opening folders until you locate what you want. To move back up
and out of a folder, press the 3 button on the MV-8000, or click
the Up Cursor icon.
Since CD-ROMs can hold all sorts of files, click View at the bottom of the
window, and then select Sample. Click Set to hide everything other than
audio files. This can make it easier to find what you want on the disc.
Here’s what a list of files looks like.
3. In the upper left-hand corner of
the IMPORT window, you can see a
picture of the currently selected drive,
as shown above. If you see anything
other than “CD-ROM” above this little
picture, click Select Drive to display a
list of the available drives.
4. Choose “CD-ROM” in the list and click
Select to display the contents of the
CD-ROM. If you see a list of folders, as
shown in the next illustration, doubleclick any folder to see what’s inside it.
We’re looking at
the contents of the
L.A. Riot CHRONICH
folder here.
To audition any item in the list, select it and click Preview. Click Stop to
stop playback.
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5. To import:
• one item in the list—select it and click Import.
• multiple items in the list—select each one and click Mark
On/Off to checkmark it (click again to un-checkmark
an item if you want to). Once everything you want to
grab is checkmarked, click Import.
The imported audio appears as a sample in the RESULT
window—if you’ve imported multiple files, they’re displayed
in the RESULTS window.
To learn what to do in a RESULT(S) window, see “What You See Is What You
Got” on Page 8 in the MV-8000 Sampling Workshop booklet.
The End
We hope you’ve found this workshop helpful. Keep an eye
out for other MV-8000 Workshop booklets, all available for
downloading at www.RolandUS.com.
For the latest MV-8000 updates and support tools, visit the Roland U.S.
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