ARQ AR-96 Operation Manual - Zoom

ARQ AR-96 Operation Manual - Zoom
Aero RhythmTrak
A
Operation Manual
© 2016 ZOOM CORPORATION
Copying or reprinting this manual in part or in whole without permission is prohibited.
Contents
Usage and Safety Precautions........................3
Introduction.....................................................6
Explanation of terms.......................................7
Overview
Names of parts................................................8
Using the A ........................................ 11
Ring Controller overview...............................12
Connecting other devices.............................14
Switching modes..........................................15
Instrument overview......................................16
Preparations
Turning the power on and off........................17
Loading an SD card...................................... 19
Character input screen use...........................20
INST mode
INST mode overview.....................................21
Operation procedure.....................................23
Real-time pattern input.................................26
Clearing patterns...........................................29
Other settings................................................30
STEP mode
STEP mode overview....................................32
Operation procedure.....................................35
Pattern step input.........................................37
Clearing patterns...........................................40
Other pattern settings...................................41
Pattern management
Motion sequences.........................................42
Pattern list management...............................44
SONG mode
SONG mode overview..................................45
Operation procedure.....................................47
Song creation................................................49
Managing the song sequence list.................51
Song settings................................................52
Capturing (recording)
Capture overview..........................................54
Operation procedure.....................................55
Capturing audio............................................56
Loading audio files........................................59
Making capture settings................................60
Managing captured recordings
(Capture List).................................................63
LOOPER mode
LOOPER mode overview..............................64
Operation procedure.....................................66
Creating looper sequences...........................68
Setting looper sequences.............................70
Managing looper sequences.........................72
Kits (sound sets)
KIT overview..................................................73
Using kits...................................................... 74
Managing kits................................................75
Editing (EDIT)
Editing overview............................................77
Editing sounds..............................................78
SONG mode EDIT screen.............................86
LOOPER mode EDIT screen.........................87
Effects
Effects overview............................................89
Using effects.................................................90
Other settings................................................91
Mixer
Mixer overview..............................................92
Using the mixer.............................................93
System settings
Changing various settings.............................96
Backing up data............................................98
SD card management...................................99
Ring Controller settings............................... 102
Updating the firmware................................. 107
MIDI controller
Using the Ring Controller for
MIDI control................................................. 108
MIDI controller layouts................................ 110
Other functions............................................111
Troubleshooting........................................... 112
Product specifications................................ 113
Appendix
Preset pattern list........................................ 115
Preset kit list................................................ 116
EDIT menu parameter lists.......................... 117
Effects lists..................................................122
Ring Controller MIDI messages..................124
MIDI implementation charts........................134
Usage and Safety Precautions
AC adapter handling
When disconnecting the power plug from an outlet, always pull on the plug itself.
Disconnect the power plug from the outlet when
the unit will not be used for a long time and whenever there is lightning.
Safety Precautions
In this Quick Manual, symbols are used to highlight
warnings and cautions that you must read to prevent
accidents. The meanings of these symbols are as
follows.
Connection cables and input/output jacks
Always turn the power OFF for all equipment before connecting any cables.
Always disconnect all connection cables and the
AC adapter before moving the unit.
Something that could cause serious
injury or death
Something that could cause injury or
damage to the equipment
Volume
Do not use at a loud volume for a long time.
Other symbols used
Usage Precautions
An action that is mandatory
Interference with other electrical equipment
In consideration of safety, the A has been designed to minimize its emission of electromagnetic
waves and to suppress interference from external
electromagnetic waves. However, equipment that is
very susceptible to interference or that emits powerful electromagnetic waves could result in interference
if placed nearby. If this occurs, place the A and
the other device farther apart.
With any type of electronic device that uses digital
control, including the A, electromagnetic interference could cause malfunction, corrupt or destroy
data and result in other unexpected trouble. Always
use caution.
An action that is prohibited
Warning
Operation using an AC adapter
Never use any AC adapter other than a ZOOM
AD-14.
Do not do anything that could exceed the ratings
of outlets and other electrical wiring equipment
Connect the AC adapter only to an AC outlet that
supplies the rated voltage required by the adapter.
Cleaning
Use a soft cloth to clean the exterior of the unit if it
becomes dirty. If necessary, use a damp cloth that
has been wrung out well to wipe it.
If the Ring Controller surface becomes dirty, wipe it
with a soft damp cloth that does not shed fibers.
Never use abrasive cleansers, wax or solvents such
as alcohol, benzene or paint thinner.
Operation using the rechargeable battery
Always use a ZOOM BT-04 rechargeable battery.
Carefully study warning indications on batteries
before use.
Always keep the battery cover closed during use.
Alterations
Do not open the case or modify the product.
Breakdown and malfunction
If the unit becomes broken or malfunctions, immediately disconnect the AC adapter, turn the power
off and disconnect other cables. Contact the store
where you bought the unit or ZOOM service with the
following information: product model, serial number
and specific symptoms of breakdown or malfunction,
along with your name, address and telephone number.
Caution
Product handling
Do not drop, bump or apply excessive force to the
unit.
Be careful not to allow foreign objects or liquids to
enter the unit.
Operating environment
Do not use in extremely high or low temperatures.
Do not use near heaters, stoves and other heat
sources.
Do not use in very high humidity or where it could
be splashed by water.
Do not use in places with frequent vibrations.
Do not use in places with much dust or sand.
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Usage and Safety Precautions (continued)
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• MIDI is a registered trademark of the Association of
Musical Electronics Industry (AMEI).
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AG.
• Other product names, registered trademarks and
company names in this document are the property
of their respective companies.
Warnings and requests regarding safe
battery use
Carefully read the following warnings in order to
avoid serious injuries, burns, fires and other problems
caused by leaking, heat generation, combustion, rupture or accidental swallowing.
DANGER
Do not charge the lithium-ion battery (BT-04) in any
way other than using the A and an AD-14.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent
type.
Do not disassemble the battery, put it in fire, or
heat it in a microwave or conventional oven.
Do not leave the battery near a fire, in strong sunlight, inside a vehicle that has become hot or in
similar conditions. Do not recharge in conditions
like these.
Do not carry or store the battery with coins, hairpins or other metal objects.
Do not allow the battery to be wet by any liquid,
including water, seawater, milk, soft drinks or
soapy water. Do not charge or use a battery that is
wet.
Note: All trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are for identification purposes only and are not
intended to infringe on the copyrights of their respective
owners.
Recording from copyrighted sources, including CDs, records,
tapes, live performances, video works and broadcasts, without
permission of the copyright holder for any purpose other than
personal use is prohibited by law.
ZOOM CORPORATION will not assume any responsibility related to infringements of copyrights.
Warning
For optimal performance
The A uses Bluetooth LE wireless communication for communication between the Ring Controller
and the Base Station. Communication at up to 10
meters is possible in an unobstructed indoor space.
If interference from electromagnetic waves or other
causes prevent good communication, try the following.
• Bring the Ring Controller and the Base Station closer together.
• Move any obstacles between the Ring Controller
and the Base Station.
• Stop unnecessary 2.4GHz transmissions or move
interfering devices (including the following) further
away.
• WiFi access points
• Smartphones and other devices that use WiFi
• Microwave ovens
• Audio monitors, lighting controllers and other devices that communicate at 2.4GHz
Do not hit the battery with a hammer or other object. Do not step on it or drop it. Do not otherwise
impact or apply force to the battery.
Do not use the battery if it becomes deformed or
damaged.
Do not remove or damage the outer seal. Never
use a battery that has had all or part of its outer
seal removed or a battery that has been torn.
Recycling request
Please recycle batteries to help conserve resources. When discarding used
batteries, always cover their terminals
and follow all laws and regulations that
are applicable to the location.
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Usage
Usageand
andSafety
SafetyPrecautions
Precautions(continued)
(continued)
For U.S.A. and CANADA
FCC regulation warning (for U.S.A.)
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules and Industry Canada license-exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS-102 of the
IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This
equipment has very low levels of RF energy that
are deemed to comply without testing of specific
absorption ratio (SAR).
For CANADA
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR
d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils
radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est
autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1)
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout
brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le
brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le
fonctionnement.
For EU Countries
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites
d’exposition aux rayonnements énoncées pour un
environnement non contrôlé et respecte les règles
d’exposition aux fréquences radioélectriques
(RF) CNR-102 de l’IC. Cet équipement émet
une énergie RF très faible qui est considérée
conforme sans évaluation du débit d’absorption
spécifique (DAS).
Declaration of Conformity
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in European countries with
separate collection systems)
Products and batteries that
have been marked with the
symbol of a crossed-out
wheeled waste bin must not
be disposed of with household
waste.
Old electrical/electronic equipment and batteries should be
recycled at facilities that are
able to process them and their
byproducts.
Contact the local government
for information about nearby
recycling facilities. Conducting
recycling and waste disposal
properly helps conserve resources and prevents harmful impacts on human
health and the environment.
Label is located at the bottom of the unit.
The contents of this document and the specifications of
the product could be changed without notice.
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Introduction
● Built-in sound sources can be edited
in various ways
Thank you very much for purchasing a ZOOM
Aero RhythmTrak A. The A has the
following features.
The sounds included in the A have various setting parameters that increase their
tonal ranges.
Each of the sound parameters can be set
easily on an icon-based editor screen.
In addition, each KIT can use the sounds of
up to 33 instruments (16 simultaneous voices),
allowing the creation of rich musical pieces.
● Loop-shaped controller
The loop shaped Controller makes inputting
loop sequences intuitive.
● Ring Controller with 3 rows of 32
pads and 5 rows of 32 LEDs
During step input, you can use the 3 rows of
pads to input 3 instruments at the same time.
In addition, the multicolor LEDs allow you to
see the input status of up to five instruments
at a glance.
Furthermore, each pad row can be used separately for real-time input, allowing diverse
performance options.
● More than 400 PCM sound sources
and 70 synthesizer oscillator types
built-in
From the rich selection of sound sources, you
will be able to find sounds that fit your image
of the music you want to make.
The sounds are organized by categories so
you can find them quickly.
● Ring Controller can be removed from
Base Station
● Various creation modes
The Ring Controller can be removed from the
Base Station to perform with it in hand. You
can now realize entertaining performances in
ways that are not possible with conventional
rhythm machines.
Create music using different modes for different purposes. Build patterns one step at a
time in STEP mode. Perform patterns in INST
mode. Arrange patterns you have made into
complete pieces of music in SONG mode.
Assign captured audio to pads and perform
with them in LOOPER mode.
●Accelerometer built into the Ring
Controller
You can control effect parameters by tilting the
Ring Controller. Enjoy a new feeling of controlling sound with your body.
● Use up to five effects simultaneously
You can use an insert effect on individual instruments, as well as global filter, delay, reverb
and master effects at the same time. This
vastly increases sound design possibilities.
● Automatic detection of the grip area
The grip area setting function can prevent
misoperation when holding the Ring Controller
during performances.
The position can be set easily when holding it
in the most comfortable position.
● Inputs for electronic instruments and
audio devices
You can perform while listening to the input
from a connected device and capture input
sounds to use as loops.
● The Ring Controller and Base Station
connect with Bluetooth LE
● Loading of audio files possible
The Ring Controller and Base Station connect
wirelessly using Bluetooth LE. Power consumption is low, so use for long periods of
time is possible.
In addition, the Ring Controller can be independently connected to Mac computers and
iOS devices to be used as a multifunction MIDI
controller.
You can use a computer to save WAV files on
an SD card and load them for use as loops. (An
SD card (not included) is required.)
● Headphone output independent from
other outputs
The second stereo output allows you to output
a metronome just to the headphones, for
example.
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Explanation of terms
Pattern
This is a short musical part of several bars.
The A has preset patterns that cover a
variety of musical genres.
Song
This is a combination of multiple patterns that
form a single musical piece.
Step
These are the smallest parts of patterns. Input
sounds in steps when inputting a sequence.
Sequence
A sequence combines the data for the various
scales and tones used for the sounds in the
melodies and rhythms in the patterns.
KIT
This is a set of sounds, which can include
drum sets, percussion instruments, basses
and synthesizers, for example. By changing
the KIT, you can easily use sounds that suit
different musical genres and applications. The
A has preset kits organized by genre.
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Overview
Names of parts
Base Station
■Top
LCD screen
Ring Controller charging connector
Right and left buttons
INPUT volume
OUTPUT volume
Parameter
knobs 1–3
POWER button
TEMPO button
CAPTURE button
MIXER button
KIT button
HOLD button
EDIT button
Headphone
volume
MENU button
SELECT knob
STEP
MASTER FX
INST
REVERB
SONG
MODE
buttons
DELAY
LOOPER
CLEAR
button
FILTER
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
button button
8
REC
button
EFFECT
buttons
Names of parts (continued)
■Left side
■Right side
OUTPUT
jack
INPUT
jack
External
power jack
USB jack
SD card
slot
Headphone
jack
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Names of parts (continued)
Ring Controller
(Side)
button
button
SETUP button
GRIP button
Pads
Charging connector
(Bottom)
DELAY button
FILTER button
(Bottom)
MASTER FX button
REVERB button
POWER button
STOP button
(Side)
PLAY/PAUSE button
REC button
HINT
•You can use the Ring Controller keys for the same operations as the Base Station keys.
•The Ring Controller U corresponds to the Base Station e.
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Using the A
The A consists of a Base Station and a Ring Controller.
Ring Controller
Base Station
With the Base Station, you can edit tones, create songs and save them, for example. Use the Ring
Controller for input when creating songs.
Since the Ring Controller can be detached from the Base Station, you can hold it in your hand and
play it like an instrument. You can also connect it wirelessly to a Mac computer or iOS device and use
it as a MIDI controller. (→ P. 108)
The Ring Controller includes an LED matrix with 5 rows of 32 blocks (3 rows with pads and 2 rows for
display only). Placing a two-dimensional matrix on the surface of a three-dimensional hoop enables
confirmation and operation of all steps in a compact form.
A
B
C
D
E
1 2 3…
… 30 31 32
… 31 32
B
C
A E
D
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1 2
3…
Ring Controller overview
The A Controller surface has 5 ring-shaped areas. The top, side and bottom rings each have 32
pressure-sensitive pads. Using these pads, you can input and edit songs and perform in real-time, for
example.
Top inner ring
LED indicators
(no input)
Bottom inner ring
Pressure-sensitive
pads for input
29
30
31
32
1 2
3
4
6
25 26
23 24
27
5
28
LED indicators
(no input)
Pad locations
Top ring
7 8
6
15 1
14
0
17 1
8
19
2
Pressure-sensitive
pads for input
13
Pressure-sensitive
pads for input
Side ring
12
21
22
9 10
11
Bottom ring
Assignment of functions
Various functions are assigned to the Ring Controller rings and pads according to the operation status
and mode.
Example: In STEP mode PAD layout, the rings display 5 different instrument sequences (3 when set to
Guideline display), and each pad and indicator corresponds to a step between 1 and 32.
Step
Instrument
Example: In INST mode PAD layout, each pad controls 1 of 32 instruments with each ring assigned to
a different parameter setting.
Instrument
Ring parameters
HINT
Since input procedures differ for each mode, see the explanation pages for each operation for
details.
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Ring Controller overview (continued)
Guideline
Grip area
In STEP mode, the LEDs of the top and bottom
inner rings can light for each beat to assist in
step recording.
See "Setting inner ring display" (→ P. 96) for setting instructions.
You can set a grip area that does not respond
to touch in order to prevent pads from being
pressed unintentionally when using the Ring
Controller separately from the Base Station. You
can set the grip area range as you like.
For details about how to set this, see "Grip area
setting" (→ P. 103).
Lights
1
beat
For 16 beats
Playback position
Turning the Ring Controller
over
When Guideline mode is active, the LEDs of the
top and bottom inner rings light green at the
step currently playing during playback of patterns and songs, for example.
In addition, in INST mode and during other realtime input, the LEDs light red.
If you turn the ring controller over and place it
so that the side with the power key and the side
with the effect keys are reversed, the functions
assigned to the rings and the display of LEDs
will be reversed top to bottom. Moreover, the
direction of movement will also be switched.
As a result, when the Ring Controller is viewed
from above, movement will always be clockwise
and the top ring will always be on top when you
use it.
TOP
32
BOTTOM
32
TOP
1
BOTTOM
1
Use the same way even when turned over
NOTE
If the grip area has been set, turning the ring
controller over will not reverse assignments or
the direction.
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Connecting other devices
Mixer, audio system or
other playback equipment
Audio source for
capturing recordings
OUTPUT
INPUT
AC adapter
Headphones
A
14
Computer
(USB connection)
Switching modes
With the A, you can create patterns and
combine multiple patterns to create songs.
Use SONG and LOOPER modes to create
songs.
· In SONG mode, create songs by playing and
changing patterns in real-time and recording
the results.
· In LOOPER mode, use audio data captured
from the input of devices connected to the
INPUT jacks, patterns and songs, as well as
WAV files loaded from SD cards, for example,
as materials to build looper sequences and
create songs.
Editing with the A mainly uses the following
four modes. By switching between these modes,
you can alternate between creating patterns and
creating songs.
The two modes for creating patterns are STEP
and INST.
· In STEP mode, you can record instrument
sounds one step at a time to create patterns.
· In INST mode, and you can record a performance as a pattern by playing the pads in
real-time.
Pattern creation
Create and save patterns
STEP mode
INST mode
Create patterns by
inputting one step
at a time
Record patterns by
playing in real time
SONG mode
LOOPER mode
Combine patterns that
have already been
made to create songs
Create songs using loops
from other songs,
captured external input
and PCM audio files
Song creation
Combine patterns and other sources to create songs
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Instrument overview
The A can use up to 33 sound sources in a single KIT. Each of these is called an instrument and
produces sound from waveform data, such as a drum hit, or from the built-in synthesizer. You can
choose from hundreds of types of sounds and assign ones you like to each instrument.
In STEP or INST mode, press E to switch between the two following types of instrument sound
sources. Up to 16 sounds can be generated simultaneously in either layout.
PAD layout
In this mode, you can assign and play different instruments to as many as 32 pads.
In addition to being useful for playing drums, you can also assign the synthesizer to
instruments.
KEY layout
Use this mode to use a musical scale to play one instrument. The pads become like
a keyboard in a musical scale order. The Ring Controller LEDs light white for white
keyboard keys and blue for black keyboard keys. The scale can also be set to major
or minor, for example.
This is useful for playing synthesizer parts, but can also be used to play snares and
other percussion instruments with a musical scale.
Assignments of instruments to the Ring Controller are different for STEP and INST modes as well as
for PAD and KEY layouts.
STEP mode
INST mode
Instrument No.
Instrument No.
…
29
28
27
PAD layout
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
30
31
32
1 2
3
4
5
6
7
26
25
8
24
9
23
22
21
20
…
19
18 17
16
15
10
11
12
13
14
Note
Note
KEY layout
…
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
D#
D
F#
E
F
F#
G
C C#
D
D#
F
F#
C#
G#
A#
C
G
B
G#
A#
A
G#
C#
D#
…
F#
(Using chromatic scale)
16
E
G
F#
F E
D#
D
C#
C
A
A#
B
(Same notes assigned
to side and bottom rings)
Preparations
Turning the power on and off
Base Station power
Ring Controller power
1. Connect the included AC adapter
■Charging the Ring Controller
1. Place the Ring Controller on the
to the Base Station.
Base Station.
2. Press and hold p on the Base
Station.
3. Press and hold p to turn the
Align their charging connectors before
placement.
Charging will start and the Ring Controller p LED will light.
power OFF.
HINT
When the Ring Controller is asleep and connected to the Base Station, turning the Base
Station power ON/OFF will also turn the Ring
Controller ON/OFF.
NOTE
Use the AC adapter to power the A even
when it is connected to a computer or other
device by USB.
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Charging
(Power off or asleep)
Red
Charging during use
Orange
Using battery
(Remaining battery charge
at least 12%)
Green
Using battery
(Remaining battery charge
less than 12%)
Blinking
green
Turning the power on and off (continued)
■Turning the Ring Controller OFF
HINT
Even when the Base Station is OFF, if it is connected to a power supply, it can recharge the
Ring Controller.
To turn the Ring Controller OFF, follow these
steps when it is not charging.
1.
■Putting the Ring Controller to sleep
When the Ring Controller is charging, the power
will not turn OFF. Instead, it will go to sleep.
CONTROLLER
Press and hold
p for at least 7 seconds
when not charging.
1.
CONTROLLER
Press and
2.
hold p.
2.
CONTROLLER
CONTROLLER
Press and hold
p to turn the power on.
Press and hold
NOTE
p to wake it from sleep.
•When the power is OFF, the p LED
becomes unlit.
•When the Ring Controller's power is OFF, if
you place it on a Base Station that is connected to power, recharging will start automatically and the Ring Controller will do the
following.
- Turn ON (if Base Station is ON)
- Sleep (if Base Station is OFF)
HINT
When asleep, the Ring Controller p
LED will light red (charging) or blink red (not
charging).
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Loading an SD card
■Loading and removing SD cards
1. Turn the power off.
2. Open the SD card slot cover on the
Base Station.
3. Insert the SD card into the slot.
To eject an SD card:
Push the card further into the slot and
then pull it out.
NOTE
•If no SD card is loaded in the A, captured data cannot be saved and patterns and
songs that are created cannot be backed up.
•When inserting an SD card, be sure to insert
the correct end with the top side up as
shown.
•Before using SD cards that have just been
purchased or that have been formatted on
a computer, they must be formatted by the
A.
•SD card formatting instructions (→ P. 99)
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Character input screen use
Number of input
characters/
total possible
Text
box
Keyboard
|<< >>|:←→
MEN U
:Cancel
ABC
abc
selected
#+=
selected
selected
■Editing operations
Move cursor in text
box:
Use u
Select character:
Turn e
Confirm character:
HINT
•The following characters can be used.
(space) ! # & ' ( ) + , - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ; =
@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST
UVWXYZ[]^_`abcdefghijklmn
opqrstuvwxyz{}~
•Some characters might not be usable
depending on the item being input.
Press E
Complete editing: Move cursor to "Enter"
and press E
C a n c e l e d i t i n g : Press M
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INST mode
INST mode overview
You can tap pads to perform as you like. You can also record performances in real-time to create
patterns.
In this mode, each pad around the Ring Controller corresponds to a single instrument (PAD layout) or
note (KEY layout).
Instrument
PAD layout
Note
KEY layout
…
…
1 2
3
C
…
Instrument 1
Instrument 2
Instrument 3
Instrument 4
Instrument 5
32
30 31
D
E
F
…
G
A
Instrument 31
Instrument 32
B
D#
D
C#
D#
F#
G#
A#
E
F
F#
G
C C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
C#
C
G
B
G#
A#
A
G#
G
F#
…
F E
D#
D
C#
C
A
A#
B
The same notes are assigned to
the side and bottom rings
Different parameter settings are assigned to top, side and bottom rings, so they can be used for different tones. (→ P. 82)
Different
parameters
Same instrument
Pattern creation in PAD layout:
After starting real-time input, tap pads for an instrument to input it.
The pattern will start loop playback, and you can overdub as many times as you like.
Bar 1
31
Bar 2
Instrument 1
Instrument 2
Instrument 3
…
Instrument 32
Real-time input (loop playback)
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32
Instrument
1
2
3 …
INST mode overview (continued)
Pattern creation in KEY layout:
After starting real-time input, tap pads for notes to input them.
The pattern will start loop playback. When set to polyphonic, you can overdub as many times as you
like. (→ P. 84)
Bar 1
Bar 2
…
…
G
F#
C
D
Notes
C# D
…
C#
C
…
Real-time input (loop playback)
Screen overview
■ PAD layout
Pattern name
Pattern number
Sequencer status
●:Stopped during input
▶:Playing during input
▶:Playing
:Paused
:Paused during input
□:Stopped
Bar number
Beat number
Tempo
KIT name
Input pad ①
oscillator name
Input pad ②
oscillator name
③
①
Use e to change
Input pad ③
oscillator name
■ KEY layout
②
the range shown on
the display
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
Instrument
oscillator
name
Lowest note assigned
to pads
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Operation procedure
Enter INST mode
Press X to enter INST mode.
Select a pattern
Use u to select a pattern number.
Select a sound set
Press K, and use e to select a sound set (kit) that suits
the pattern being made.
You can press D to edit the sounds.
Check the instruments
Play the pads to listen to the sounds of the input instruments. The inner ring LED lights for the
last tapped pad, and the name of the instrument and its parameters appear on the display.
To use KEY layout for input, press E to
change the mode.
You can also use e to check the instruments.
Start input
Press R to enter standby, and press
P to start real-time input.
…
Instrument 1
2
InstrumentInstrument
1
Instrument 3
Instrument
Instrument
Instrument
11 2
Instrument
Instrument
Instrument
1
Instrument
22 3
Instrument 32
Input in real time
InputBarin1 real time
Bar
Input
in
Input
in real
real time
time Bar 2
Bar 1 Input in real time
Bar
Bar 1
1
Bar 1
Bar
Bar 2
2
Bar 2
31
31 32
31
32
31 32
31
2
23
32
32
Instrument
Instrument
1 2
3 …
Instrument
Instrument
1 2
Instrument
3 …
1
1
2
2
3 …
13 …2
3 …
…
Operation procedure (continued)
Start real-time input
In PAD layout:
Tap the pads of the instrument to input it in time with the looping pattern that is playing back.
Instrument
31
Input in real time
Instrument 1
Instrument 2 Input
Instrument 13
Instrument
Bar 1
Input in real timeBar
2
1
in Bar
real
Bar 2
time
32
32
1
Instrument 2
1
2
3 …
3 …
…
In KEY layout:
Tap the pads of notes to input them in time with the looping pattern that is playing back.
…
Instrument 1
Instrument 2
Instrument 3
31
1
2 3
…
Instrument
Bar 2
…
1
Instrument Bar
2
Instrument
Instrument 32
3
31
32
Instrument 32
Instrument 32
…
Bar 2
…
F#
G
C C#
D …
Bar 1
Bar 2
…
F#
G
C C#
D …
…
D
C#
C Bar 1
D
Bar 1
…
…
F#
G
C C#
D …
Notes
Notes
…
D
C#
C
…
Bar 2
C#
C
Notes
…
End input
Press S to end real-time input.
Preparations
■Enter the mode
1. Press X.
■Select a pattern
HINT
Select a pattern to use for input.
•If a pattern is in the middle of playing back,
the pattern will change after the current measure. The name of the pattern will blink until it
changes.
1. Use u to select a pattern.
The name of t he se l e c t e d pa t t e r n
appears on the display.
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Operation procedure (continued)
■Select sounds
■Set the tempo
Select a set of sounds (KIT) according to genre
or use and assign them to all the instruments.
1. Press T.
The tempo setting appears on the display.
1. Press K.
This opens the KIT list.
2. Use e to set the tempo.
The tempo can be set from 40.0–250.0
BPM in 0.1BPM increments.
2. Use e to select a KIT,
HINT
and press K.
You can also press T repeatedly at the
desired tempo to set it (in quarter notes).
The loads the selected KIT and assigns
its sounds to each instrument.
HINT
•You can also edit the sounds. (→ P.77)
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Real-time pattern input
Input a pattern
HINT
Press P to pause recording.
■Input a pattern
Press R to stop recording but continue play-
1. Press R.
back. You can tap pads at this point to check
the sounds.
R lights, showing that recording
standby has started.
■Key repeat
By using key repeat, you can quickly input a
step repeatedly.
2. Press P.
1.
This starts the precount.
HINT
CONTROLLER
Tap a pad while
pressing H on the Base Station.
•Changing the type of precount (→ P. 30)
•You can press R during pattern playback
to start input. In this case, there will be no
precount.
3.
CONTROLLER
The tapped pad will be input repeatedly.
The key repeat settings are shown on the
display.
Tap the pad for the
instrument to be input.
30
31
32
1 2
3
2. Turn e to change the key repeat
4
speed.
25 26
9 10
11
1
3. Release H to end key repeat
input.
2
13
21
22
7 8
23 24
6
27
29
5
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Play along with the metronome.
Instrument →
14
15
16
0
92
81
17 1
HINT
•By setting quantization, input can automatically be corrected if it varies from the rhythm.
(→ P. 96)
•Changing the metronome settings (→ P. 30)
4. Press S to end input.
This ends recording.
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Real-time pattern input (continued)
Quickly copying patterns
■Play the pattern
This function copies the contents of the pattern you are editing to a different pattern and
switches to editing that pattern. This allows you
to easily create pattern variations.
1. Press P.
Playback starts and P lights.
2. Press P again to pause.
1. Press both u at the same time.
Playback pauses and P blinks.
This opens the Duplicate Pattern screen.
3. Press S to stop playback.
P becomes unlit when playback stops.
■Clear part of a pattern
1. Press P.
The pattern plays back.
2. Use e to select the copy desti-
2. Press and hold C.
nation pattern, and press E.
If the copy destination pattern is not
empty, a confirmation screen will open.
C will blink.
3.
CONTROLLER
While the part you
3. Use e to select Yes,
want to clear is playing back, press
and press E.
the pad for the instrument to clear.
This copies the pattern and switches to
editing that pattern.
The performance data will be deleted
while the pad is being pressed.
4.
CONTROLLER
Stop pressing the
pad when playback of the part you
want to clear has stopped.
5. Release C to stop clearing.
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Real-time pattern input (continued)
Making KEY layout settings
■Changing the key (Key)
When the Ring Controller is in KEY layout, you
can make the following settings.
• Turn 2 to change the value.
You can change the root key (tone) used.
You can select from C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G,
G#, A, A# and B.
1. Press D.
■Changing the note range (Range)
You can change the Ring Controller note range.
2. Use u to select the Scale/Key/
• Turn 3 to change the range.
Range block.
NOTE
The Ring Controller layout also changes
according to this setting.
3. Use 1, 2 and 3 to change
these settings.
■Changing the scale (Scale)
You can change the type of scale used by the
Ring Controller.
• Turn 1 to change the value.
You can select from the following.
Chromatic, Major (Ionian), Harmonic Minor,
Melodic Minor, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian,
Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian, Super Locrian,
Major Blues, Minor Blues, Diminished, Com
Dim, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic,
Raga1 (Bhairav), Raga2, Raga3, Arabic,
Spanish, Gypsy, Minor Gypsy (Hungarian
Minor), Egyptian, Hawaiian, Pelog, Hirojoshi, In-Sen, Iwato, Kumoi, Miyakobushi,
Ryukyu, Chinese, Whole Tone, Whole Half,
5th Interval
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Clearing patterns
Completely clearing an
instrument
3. Press E.
1. Use e to select the instrument
4. Use e to select Yes,
A confirmation message appears.
to clear.
CONTROLLER
and press E.
This clears all programmed steps for the
selected instrument.
Use U to show
the instrument you want to clear on
the top ring of the Ring Controller.
2. Press C.
This opens the CLEAR screen.
Press C again to cancel.
HINT
You can also turn e on the CLEAR screen to
select the instrument to clear. Select "All Instruments" to clear the entire sequence.
In KEY layout, notes will be cleared. Select
"All Notes" to clear the entire KEY layout
sequence.
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Other settings
Metronome settings
■Setting the precount (Precount)
Make settings related to the metronome that
plays back as a guide during recording.
• Use e to select the precount.
Select Off, 1–8 or Special.
HINT
1. Press M .
When Special is selected, the count will sound
as follows.
2. Use e to select METRONOME,
and press E.
■Setting the sound (Sound)
This opens the METRONOME settings
screen.
• Use e to select the metronome sound.
The sounds that can be selected are Bell,
Stick, Click, Cowbell and Hi-Q.
3. Use e to select menu items and
E to confirm them.
■Setting the pattern (Guide Click)
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
• Use e to select the metronome pattern.
Set the frequency that the metronome
sounds in intervals per bar. The interval can
be set to 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2.
■Setting the volume (Volume)
• Use e to set the metronome volume.
The volume can be set from 0–10.
■Select the output used
(Output Routing)
• Use e to select the metronome output
destination.
Select PHONES, OUTPUT or PHONES +
OUTPUT.
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Other settings (continued)
Making pattern settings
■Setting the step length (Beat)
• Use e to set the length of one step.
1. Press M .
Set the length of one step as a division of a
musical measure.
Beat can be set to 32, 16, 16Tri or 8Tri.
2. Use e to select PATTERN
SETTING, and press E.
1 beat
This shows the PATTERN SETTING
screen.
When Beat = 32
8 steps = 1 beat
1 cycle = 1 bar
3. Use e to select menu items and
1 beat
1 beat
When Beat = 16
4 steps = 1 beat
1 cycle = 2 bars
1 beat
E to confirm them.
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
When Beat = 16Tri
6 steps = 1 beat
1 cycle = 1 bar
■Setting the number of steps
(Last Step)
When Beat = 8Tri
3 steps = 1 beat
1 cycle = 2 bars
HINT
By changing the number of steps, you can
change the length of the pattern as a whole.
The Beat setting determines the number of
bars per cycle around the Ring Controller.
• Use e to set the total number of steps in
the pattern.
This can be set between 1 and 32.
■Setting the swing
• Use e to set the amount of swing
(rhythmic groove).
Swing can be set up to ±50%.
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STEP mode
STEP mode overview
In STEP mode, you can create patterns by inputting them one step at a time.
In this mode, each pad around the Ring Controller corresponds to a single sequential step.
Step
Bar 1
…
1 2
3
…
Step
32
30 31
Bar 2
…
Instrument
1 2 3…
… 30 31 32
…
Since the Ring Controller rings are divided into 32 steps, you can input up to two musical bars (1) at a
time (when the smallest step is a 16th note).
1 Input first instrument
Bar 2
1
Bar 1
Bar 2
…
Instrument
…
Bar 1
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STEP mode overview (continued)
In PAD layout:
The 5 rings (3 when set to Guideline display) on the Ring Controller each show a different instrument.
You can use e to change which instruments are shown by which rings (2).
Since multiple instruments can be shown by the Ring Controller, you can check instruments that have
already been input as you input the next instrument (3).
Instrument display
3 Input next instrument
2
3
Bar 1
Bar 2
…
Instrument
…
2 Change display
Move the instrument input first to the side ring
In KEY layout:
You can use e to select the note input.
Note display
Change notes
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STEP mode overview (continued)
Screen overview
■ PAD layout
Sequencer status
Pattern name
Pattern number
▶:Playing during motion
sequence recording
▶:Playing
:Paused
:Paused during motion
sequence recording
□:Stopped
Bar number
Beat number
Tempo
KIT name
Side ring
oscillator name
Top ring
oscillator name
Top innter ring
oscillator name*
■ KEY layout
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
Side ring
note name
Top ring
note name
Top inner ring
note name*
*Not shown on Ring Controller when Guideline display active
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strument
strument
ent
Operation procedure
Enter STEP mode
Press W to enter STEP mode.
Select a pattern
Use u to select a pattern number.
Select a sound set
Press K, and use e to select a sound set (kit)
that suits the pattern being made.
You can press D to edit the sounds.
Select the instrument to input
Use e to select the instrument to use for input from the 32 instruments. That instrument
moves to the top ring of the Ring Controller.
1 Use e to select the input instrument
2 The instrument color shown on the ring moves
To use KEY layout for input, press E to change the mode.
After finishing, switch to a different instrument
Step input
Bar 2
Tap pads to input the sound at those points.
Bar 2
Bar 2
Bar 2
Bar 2
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 2
Bar 2
Bar 2
Bar 2
Instrument
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 1
Bar 2
Instrument
Bar 1
Bar 1
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Operation procedure (continued)
Preparations
■Select sounds
Select a set of sounds (KIT) according to genre
or use and assign them to all the instruments.
(→ P. 25)
■Enter the mode
1. Press W.
■Select a pattern
Select a pattern to use for input.
1. Use u to select a pattern.
The name of the selected patter n
appears on the display.
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Pattern step input
Input a pattern
2.
■Select an instrument
CONTROLLER
To clear an input
step, tap the pad again.
1. Use e to select the instrument
The step will be cleared and the LED will
become unlit.
to input.
■Play the pattern
The instrument to be input appears in the
middle of the display.
1. Press P.
Playback starts and P lights.
2. Press P again to pause.
Playback pauses and P blinks.
The input instrument is shown by the top ring of the
Ring Controller.
CONTROLLER
3. Press S to stop playback.
P becomes unlit when playback stops.
■Input a pattern
1.
CONTROLLER
Tap the pad for the
step to be input.
30
29
32
31
1 2
3
4
5
2526
9 10
1
11
22
21
7 8
2324
6
27
28
The LED for the tapped pad will light in
the instrument color.
STE
P→
2
13
15
14
16
92
0
81
171
HINT
You can set the pads to be velocity sensitive
and respond to how hard they are tapped.
(→ P. 104)
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Pattern step input (continued)
Changing the pitch
Changing note lengths
In KEY layout, you can change the pitches of
notes input.
You can change input note lengths.
1.
1. Turn e when KEY layout is
CONTROLLER
Press and hold the
pad for the step to be input.
active.
The pressed pad will blink.
This changes the pitch.
Blinking
2.
CONTROLLER
Tap the pad where
you want the note to stop playing.
This changes the note length.
Dimly lit
HINT
The steps included in the length of the
changed note light dimly.
NOTE
The note length cannot be changed if the
LOOP item is × in the oscillator list (→ P. 117).
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Pattern step input (continued)
Key repeat
By using key repeat, you can quickly input a
step repeatedly.
1. Press and hold H.
The key repeat settings are shown on the
display.
2. Turn e to change the key repeat
speed.
Set as a fraction of a musical measure.
The interval can be set to 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4
or 1/2.
3.
CONTROLLER
Tap a pad while
pressing H.
Steps will be input repeatedly around the
ring starting with the tapped pad.
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Clearing patterns
Completely clearing an
instrument
3. Press E.
1. Use e to select the instrument
4. Use e to select Yes, and press
A confirmation message appears.
to clear.
CONTROLLER
E.
This clears all programmed steps for the
selected instrument.
Use U to show
the instrument you want to clear on
the top ring of the Ring Controller.
2. Press C.
This opens the CLEAR screen.
Press C again to cancel.
HINT
•You can also turn e on the CLEAR screen
to select the instrument to clear. Select "All
Instruments" to clear the entire sequence.
•In KEY layout, notes will be cleared. Select
"All Notes" to clear the entire KEY layout
sequence.
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Other pattern settings
Set the tempo
Set a suitable tempo. (→ P. 25)
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Pattern management
Motion sequences
4. Use effect keys and change
You can change the sound quality and effect
parameter settings of each instrument while
playing back a created pattern and record these
changes in real time.
These recorded changes will be saved as a part
of the pattern and re-created during playback.
parameters, for example.
These changes will be recorded as a
motion sequence.
Effect settings (→ P. 89)
Parameter settings (→ P. 90)
HINT
If you manually change parameters during
pattern playback, parameters recorded in a
motion sequence will be ignored.
HINT
•Recording starts from the moment that a
parameter is operated and stops after completing one complete loop from that point.
•If a parameter that has already been recorded
is recorded again, the new data will overwrite
the old.
Recording motion sequences
1. Select the pattern for which you
5. Press R or S when done
want to record a motion sequence.
recording.
HINT
Parameter type changes are not recorded.
2. Press and hold R.
R blinks, showing that standby has
started.
3. Press P.
P lights and pattern playback starts
after the precount.
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Motion sequences (continued)
Erasing motion sequences
1. Select the pattern for which you
want to erase the motion
sequence.
2. Press M .
3. Use e to select PATTERN
SETTING and E to confirm it.
4. Use e to select Erase Motion
and E to confirm it.
5. Use e to select the parameter to
erase, and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
6. Use e to select Yes,
and press E.
This clears the selected parameter.
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Pattern list management
■Copying patterns (Copy)
Use the pattern list to load, copy and clear individual patterns, for example.
• Press E.
Pattern management
This opens a screen for selecting the copy
destination pattern.
• ‌
Use e to select the copy destination
1. Press M .
pattern, and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
2. Use e to select PATTERN LIST,
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
and press E.
This copies the contents of the pattern
selected previously over the destination pattern that was just selected.
3. Use e to select a pattern for
■Erasing patterns (Erase)
management, and press E.
• Press E.
This opens the pattern menu.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
Patterns selected from the list can be erased.
■Changing pattern names (Rename)
• Press E.
4. Use e to select menu items and
This opens the character input screen.
• ‌
After editing the pattern name, select Enter,
E to confirm them.
and press E.
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
This changes the pattern name.
■Load patterns (Select)
HINT
Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
• Press E.
Load the selected pattern from the pattern
list.
HINT
If a pattern is in the middle of playing back, the
pattern will change after the current measure.
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SONG mode
SONG mode overview
In SONG mode, you can combine multiple patterns that you have created into one complete song.
Playback order →
Song
…
Pattern A
Pattern B
Pattern C
…
From all the patterns, a range of 96 patterns is assigned to the pads (32 each on top side and bottom
rings). You can press u to change the assigned range in ring units. Playing a pad starts playback of its
assigned pattern.
Pattern 1 2 … 31 32 33 34 … 63 64 65 66 … 95 96 97 98 …
Top ring: Patterns 1–32
Side ring: Patterns 33–64
Bottom ring: Patterns 65–96
After completing preparation, start real-time input and tap pads to play their patterns.
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Pattern 1
Song
Real-time input
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32
1
2
Patterns
3 …
SONG mode overview (continued)
Screen overview
Song sequence name
Song sequence number
Pattern number
and pattern name
during playback
Sequencer status
▶:Playing during input
▶:Playing
:Paused
□:Stopped
Bar number
Beat number
Tempo
Input pad ①
pattern name
Input pad ②
pattern name
③
②
①
Use e to
Input pad ③
pattern name
change the range
shown on the
display
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
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Operation procedure
Enter SONG mode
Press Y to enter SONG mode.
Select a song
Press M to open the song sequence list, and use e and
E to select a song
Select a pattern to play
Tap a pad or use e to change the selected pattern and select the pattern to play.
Press R to start real-time input.
Start input
Create a song
Tap pads for patterns to play them and add them to the song in real time.
Song
Song
Song
Realtime
Realtimerecording
recording
Realtime recording
Realtime recording
Song
Press S to end song input.
End input
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Operation procedure (continued)
Preparations
■Enter the mode
1. Press Y.
■Select a song
Select a song to input.
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select SONG
SEQUENCE LIST, and press E.
This opens the song list.
3. Use e to select a song, and
press E.
This opens the song menu.
4. Use e to select Select,
and press E.
This loads a song.
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Song creation
Selecting patterns
Real-time input
1. Use u to show the range that
1. Press R.
This starts the count.
includes the patterns to record on
the Ring Controller.
2.
From all the patterns, a range of 96 patterns is assigned to the pads.
Press u to shift pattern assignments one
ring at a time.
Tap a pad to select
a pattern to record.
The tapped pad will light according
to the pattern animation type setting
(→ P. 86).
HINT
Top ring: patterns 1–32
•If no animation has been set, the tapped pad
will light white.
•If even a single animation has been set, the
tapped pad will show the animation, and it
will light with the pattern color.
Side ring: patterns 33–64
Bottom ring: patterns 65–96
Top ring: patterns 33–64
•What happens after a pattern completes
playing depends on the 1 pattern playback
method setting (→ P. 53).
Side ring: patterns 65–96
Bottom ring: patterns 97–128
2. Use e to select a pattern.
CONTROLLER
CONTROLLER
3.
Use U to select
CONTROLLER
Play other pads to
record their patterns.
a pattern to use.
HINT
The name of the selected patter n
appears on the display.
•The timing of pattern changes depends on
the pattern quantize and pattern playback
method settings (→ P. 53).
•The maximum number of measures in a song
is 999. Song creation will stop when this
number is reached.
HINT
•By tapping the Ring Controller pads, you
can select patterns and listen to them at the
same time.
•Press D when a pattern is selected to open
the setting screen for that pattern. (→ P. 86)
4. Press S when done recording.
This ends song creation.
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Song creation (continued)
Playing back songs
Clearing all patterns
1. Press P.
1. Press C.
This starts song playback.
Pads will light during playback according to the pattern animation type setting
(→ P. 86).
A confirmation message appears on the
display and C lights.
2. Use e to select Yes.
HINT
This clears all the patterns.
•If no animation has been set, pads will light
white during playback.
•If even a single animation has been set, the
pads will show the animation during playback, but they will light with the pattern color.
2. Press P to pause.
P will blink.
Press P again to resume playback.
3. Press S to stop playback.
Playback stops, and the playback position returns to the beginning.
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Managing the song sequence list
Managing the song
sequence list
■Erasing songs (Erase)
• Press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
1. Press M .
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
This erases the selected song.
2. Use e to select SONG
■Copying songs (Copy)
SEQUENCE LIST, and press E.
• Press E.
This opens the song sequence list.
This opens a screen for selecting the copy
destination song.
• ‌
Use e to select the copy destination
song, and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
3. Use e to select a song to
This copies the contents of the song selected
previously over the destination song that
was just selected.
manage, and press E.
This opens the song menu.
■Changing song names (Rename)
• Press E.
This opens the character input screen.
• After inputting the song name, select Enter,
and press E.
This changes the song name.
4. Use e to select menu items and
HINT
E to confirm them.
Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
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Song settings
Setting tempo synchronization
Setting the time signature
Set whether each pattern uses its own tempo
setting or all patterns use the same tempo when
playing a song.
Set the time signature used when a song is playing back.
1. Press M .
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select SONG SETTING,
2. Use e to select SONG SETTING,
and press E.
and press E.
This opens the song setting screen.
This opens the song setting screen.
3. Use e to select Time Signature,
and press E.
This opens the Time Signature setting
screen.
3. Use e to select Tempo, and
4. Use e to select a time signature,
press E.
and press E.
This opens the Tempo setting screen.
This can be set to a value between 1/4
and 8/4.
4. Use e to select the synchronization type, and press E.
Mixing
Song: Use the same tempo for
everything.
Pattern: Use each pattern's tempo.
1. Press m.
This opens the Mixer Screen.
You can set send effects and levels for audio
input through the INPUT jacks.
HINT
Mixer (→ P. 92)
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Song settings (continued)
Making pattern settings
■Setting pattern quantization
■Setting the pattern playback
1. Select a pattern.
You can set what happens after a pattern plays
back.
2. Use 3 to change the
method
1. Select a pattern.
quantization.
HINT
Quantization is applied in the following
situations.
2. Use 1 to change the playback
•When the pattern is switched (the quantization of the latter pattern is used)
•Toggle is stopped
method.
One Shot: The pattern plays once and
stops.
Trigger: The same pattern will loop continuously until you select the next pattern
or press the STOP key.
Toggle: Tapping the pad alternately starts
and stops pattern playback. When a pattern is stopped, silence will continue to
be recorded.
■Setting pattern pad colors
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 86)
■ Setting the LED animation type.
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 86)
■Setting the LED animation timing
■Setting pattern levels
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 86)
1. Select a pattern.
2. Use 2 to change the value.
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Capturing (recording)
Capture overview
The A can capture (record) audio it is playing back and audio input through its INPUT jacks in
every mode.
The contents of WAV files saved on an SD card can also be added as captured materials.
You can use captured audio in LOOPER mode.
Capture external input
Capture output audio
Add audio files
Patterns, songs,
looper sequences
HINT
Up to 96 captured recordings can be added.
NOTE
Captured audio data is saved on the SD card. Be aware that you will not be able to use the captured
recordings if you remove the SD card or replace it with a different SD card.
Screen overview
Stereo/mono
Capture time
Capture time guidelines
(shown when auto stop active)
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Operation procedure
Select the capture mode
Select the mode according to the material that will be captured.
• To capture patterns and songs, with or without external input,
use Audio Input + Internal Sound.
• To capture only external input, use Audio Input.
Play the material to capture
Play a pattern or song, for example, that you want to use as a captured recording.
You can also capture audio sources input through the INPUT jacks, and load audio files saved
External input
on SD cards.
External input
External input
Audio files
Audio files
Audio files
Play patterns,
songs, etc.
Play patterns,
Playetc.
patterns,
songs,
songs, etc.
External input
Start capturing
Audio files
Press c to start capturing.
Play patterns,
songs, etc.
Press c again to stop capturing.
Stop capturing
On the setting screen that appears after
capturing stops, you can set the range used by
the looper, for example.
Save
Press M to save the captured audio.
Set the name and number of the captured audio
on the screen that appears.
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Capturing audio
Select the capture mode
Capturing internal sound
sources
Select the type of audio to capture.
1. Press M .
HINT
Audio Input + Internal Sound mode must be
selected to capture internal sound sources.
2. ‌Use e to select CAPTURE,
1. Play a pattern or song, for exam-
and press E.
ple, that you want to capture.
3. ‌Use e to select Mode,
HINT
By inputting audio through the INPUT jacks
at the same time, you can capture a mixed
recording of both sound sources.
and press E.
Audio Input + Internal Sound mode: Capture internal sound sources, including
patterns and songs. You can also capture a mix of these sounds with sounds
input through the INPUT jacks.
Quantization settings can be used with
this mode.
Audio Input mode: Capture only sound
input through the INPUT jacks.
A click sound is played that can help
when capturing a performance using an
external audio source.
Precount and guide click sound settings
can be used with this mode.
2. Press c.
The capture screen opens, and capturing
starts.
HINT
•Up to six minutes can be captured at one
time.
•If a quantize value is set, the timing of
pressing c will be automatically adjusted.
(→ P. 61)
•Turning effects ON/OFF and changing their
parameters will be recorded while capturing.
3. After the audio has been captured,
press c.
You can adjust the captured recording
and save it on the Capture Setting screen
that opens. (→ P. 57)
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Capturing audio (continued)
Capturing external input
Adjusting and saving captured
audio
HINT
1. When capturing audio ends, the
Select Audio Input mode when you want to
capture only the external input without mixing it
with patterns and songs.
capture setting screen opens.
1. Connect the instrument or other
The captured recording begins loop
playback.
audio device that you want to use
to capture recordings to the Base
Station INPUT jacks.
Start point
End point
HINT
If the external input is a mono audio source,
check the external input Stereo/Mono setting.
(→ P. 95)
Start point
time
End point
Reverse
time
playback setting
HINT
•Press P to pause and resume playback.
•Press S to stop playback and reset the
playback position to the beginning of the
loop.
•Press a pad on the Ring Controller to start
playback from the corresponding point. The
entire ring corresponds to the length between
start and end points.
•The playback position lights according to
the position of the captured audio during
playback.
2. Start playing the connected equipment, and press c.
The capture screen opens, and capturing
starts.
2. Use 1, 2 and 3 to edit the
HINT
•Setting a precount can make start timing
easier. (→ P. 61)
•Setting a guide click can make it easier to
play in time. (→ P. 62)
captured audio.
1 Start point: Change the starting point
of the captured audio.
2 End point: Change the ending point
3. After the audio has been captured,
of the captured audio.
3 Reverse playback: Change the play-
press c.
back direction of the captured audio.
Changing these settings will immediately
affect the playback sound.
You can adjust the captured recording
and save it on the Capture Setting screen
that opens.
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Capturing audio (continued)
3. Use u to change the page.
Looper
playback mode
Pitch
8. Use e to select the number
Quantize
where the captured recording will
be saved.
4. Use 1 to set the looper playback
mode.
9. Press E.
One Shot: The captured recording plays
once and stops.
Toggle: Tapping the pad alternately starts
and stops playback of the captured
audio.
Gate: The captured audio plays back in
a loop while the pad is being pressed.
Playback stops when it is released.
The capture name editing screen opens.
HINT
•Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
•Only uppercase English letters, numbers and
"_" can be used.
10. After editing the name of the
5. Use 2 and 3 to make other
captured audio, select Enter, and
settings.
press E.
tured audio.
The captured recording will be saved to
the selected list number.
2 Pitch: Change the pitch of the cap3 Quantize: Set the timing of switching
HINT
when using the looper as a note length
(bar division). This can be set to OFF,
1/32, 1/16Tri, 1/16, 1/8Tri, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2,
1 or 2.
Capturing can be canceled while in progress
by pressing any MODE button or C.
6. Press T and use e to set the
tempo of the captured audio.
7. Press M .
This opens the save screen.
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Loading audio files
Adding WAV files to the
capture list
WAV files saved on an SD card can be added as
captured recordings.
1. Save WAV files to be added in the
6. Use e to select the number
“Capture” folder in the "AR-96"
where the captured recording will
folder of the SD card.
be saved, and press E.
HINT
Files that meet the following conditions can be
added as captured audio.
7. Use e to select Register,
•WAV format files that contain 44.1kHz/16-bit
PCM audio
•Playback time is 6 minutes or less
•File name is no more than 8 total English letters and numbers
If the WAV file contains Logic format tempo
information, that information can be read.
and press E.
This opens the list of files on the SD card.
2. Load the SD card into the Base
8. Use e to select the file to add,
Station, and turn the power ON.
and press E.
3. Press M .
After the selected audio file has been
assigned to the capture number, the
Capture Setting screen opens. (→ P. 57)
4. ‌Use e to select CAPTURE,
HINT
and press E.
The captured audio will have the same name
as the original file. However, the name will
appear abbreviated if the original name contained characters other than English letters and
numbers or exceeded 8 characters in length.
5. ‌Use e to select Capture List,
and press E.
The Capture List opens.
9. Adjust the captured audio, and
press M .
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Making capture settings
Setting the auto stop function
Switching between stereo and
mono
You can set capture to automatically stop a set
time after starting.
Captured audio can be saved as stereo or
mono.
1. Press M .
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select CAPTURE,
2. Use e to select CAPTURE, and
and press E.
press E.
3. Use e to select Auto Stop,
3. Use e to select Stereo/Mono,
and press E.
and press E.
4. Use e to select the timing,
4. Use e to change the setting,
and press E.
and press E.
Select Off or 1–32 quarter notes.
Select Stereo or Mono.
HINT
If Auto Stop is set to any value other than
OFF, the time display will show guides during
capture.
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Making capture settings (continued)
Setting the quantization
Precount setting
When capturing a pattern that is playing back,
the timing of button presses can be quantized.
A precount can be played before capturing
starts.
HINT
HINT
Quantize can be used when Audio Input +
Internal Sound mode is selected.
•Precount can be used when Audio Input
mode is selected.
•This setting only applies to capturing.
1. Press M .
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select CAPTURE,
2. Use e to select CAPTURE,
and press E.
and press E.
3. Use e to select Quantize,
3. Use e to select Precount,
and press E.
and press E.
4. Use e to select the quantization
4. Use e to select the count,
value, and press E.
and press E.
Set the input adjustment timing as a fraction of a musical measure (note value).
This can be set to OFF, 1/32, 1/16Tri,
1/16, 1/8Tri, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1.
Select Off, 1–8 or Special.
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Making capture settings (continued)
Setting the guide click
A guide click sound can be played while
capturing.
HINT
The Guide Click can be used when Audio Input
mode is selected.
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select CAPTURE,
and press E.
3. Use e to select Guide Click,
and press E.
4. Use e to select the click interval,
and press E.
The interval can be set to 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
or 1/16.
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Managing captured recordings (Capture List)
Using the capture list to
manage captured recordings
■Removing files from the Capture
List (Unregister)
• Press E.
1. Press M .
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
2. ‌Use e to select CAPTURE,
The selected captured recording is removed
from the Capture List.
and press E.
HINT
Even if captured recordings are removed
from the Capture List, their audio files are not
deleted from the SD card.
3. ‌Use e to select Capture List,
and press E.
■Copying captured recordings
The capture list screen opens.
(Copy)
4. Use e to select the captured
• Press E.
recording to work with, and
The capture copy destination screen opens.
• ‌
Use e to select the capture copy destina-
press E.
tion, and press E.
The capture menu opens.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
5. Use e to select menu items and
The audio file assigned to the capture number selected earlier is copied to the destination number.
E to confirm them.
Press M to move up one menu level.
■Changing the names of captured
recordings (Rename)
• Press E to open the capture name input
screen.
• Input the captured recording name, and
select Enter.
This changes the captured recording name.
HINT
Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
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LOOPER mode
LOOPER mode overview
In LOOPER mode, you can combine patterns and songs that have already been created, input from
the INPUT jacks, WAV files and other captured audio into a single song as a looper sequence.
Playback order →
Looper sequence
Capture 1
16 sounds
maximum
simultaneous
playback
(mono)
Capture 1
Capture 2
Capture 1
Capture 1
Capture 2
Capture 1
Capture 2
Capture 1
Capture 2
…
…
Capture 3
Each of the top, side and bottom rings of the Ring Controller can have 32 captured recordings
assigned to it. Playing a pad starts playback of its assigned captured recording.
Capture 1 2 … 31 32 33 34 … 63 64 65 66 … 95 96
Top ring: Captures 1–32
Side ring: Captures 33–64
Bottom ring: Captures 65–96
After completing preparation, start real-time input and tap pads to play their captured recordings. Up
to 16 captured mono recordings can be played back at the same time.
Capture 1
Looper
sequence
Capture 1
Capture 2
Capture 1
Capture 1
Capture 2
Capture 3
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53
…
31
32
…
95
96
…
Real time input
HINT
See "Captured recordings" (→ P. 54) for how to create captured recordings.
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1
Captures
2
3 …
65 66
67 …
…
41
39
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LOOPER mode overview (continued)
Screen overview
Looper sequence
name
Looper sequence
number
Sequencer status
▶:Playing during input
▶:Playing
:Paused
□:Stopped
Bar number
Beat number
Tempo
Input pad ①
capture name
Input pad ②
capture name
③
②
①
Use e to
Input pad ③
capture name
change the
range shown
on the display
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
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oper
Looper
quence
sequence
Operation procedure
t
Enter LOOPER mode
Press Z to enter LOOPER mode.
Select the looper sequence
Press M to open the looper sequence list, and use e and
E to select a loop sequence.
Select captured audio for playback
Tap a pad or use e to change the captured audio for playback.
Start input
Press R to start real-time input.
Create a looper sequence
Tap pads for captured recordings to play them and add them to the sequence in real time.
Real-time recording
recording
Real-time
Real-time
recording
Real-time
recording
Real-time
recording
Real-time
recording
Capture
1
Capture
1
Capture 1
Capture 1
Looper
Capture 1
Capture 1
Capture 1
Capture 1
2
2
Looper
1 Capture
Capture
1
Capture 1 Capture
Capture
1
sequence Capture
2
2
CaptureCapture
1
Capture 1
CaptureCapture
1
Capture 1
Looper
Capture
3
2 1 1 Capture
2
Looper
Capture
1 sequence
1 1Capture
Capture
1 1Capture
Capture
1 Capture
Capture
Capture
Capture
Capture 3 Capture 2
Capture 2
sequence
sequence
Capture
2 2
Capture
2 2Capture 3
Capture
Capture
Capture 3
Capture
3 3
Capture
End input
Press S to end looper sequence input.
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Operation procedure (continued)
Preparations
■Enter the mode
1. Press Z.
■Selecting the looper sequence
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select LOOPER
SEQUENCE LIST, and press E.
The looper sequence list appears.
3. Use e to select a looper
sequence, and press E.
4. Use e to select Select,
and press E.
This selects a looper sequence.
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Creating looper sequences
3. Press R.
Adding captured audio to a
looper sequence
This starts the precount. After the precount, looper sequence recording will
start.
1. Use u to change the capture
assignments on the Ring
4.
Controller.
Tap the pad that
corresponds to the number you
Press u to shift capture assignments one
ring at a time.
want to capture.
The tapped pad will light according to the
capture animation type setting (→ P. 88).
Top ring: captures 1–32
HINT
Side ring: captures 33–64
•If no animation has been set, the tapped pad
will light white.
•If even a single animation has been set, the
tapped pad will show the animation, and it
will light with the capture color.
•Up to 16 captured mono recordings can be
played back at the same time.
•What happens after captured recording
playback completes depends on the capture
playback mode setting (→ P. 70).
Bottom ring: captures 65–96
Top ring: captures 33–64
Side ring: captures 65–96
Bottom ring: captures 1–32
2. Use e to select the captured
recording.
CONTROLLER
CONTROLLER
5.
Use U to select
CONTROLLER
Play other pads to
add their captured recordings.
the captured audio to use.
The name of the selected capture
appears on the display.
HINT
The timing of when captured recordings start
playback depends on the quantize setting
(→ P. 70).
HINT
•By tapping the Ring Controller pads, you can
select captured recordings and listen to them
at the same time.
•Press D when a capture is selected to open
the setting screen for that capture. (→ P. 87)
6. Press S when done recording.
This ends looper sequence recording.
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Creating looper sequences (continued)
Playing back looper sequences
Clearing entire looper
sequences
1. Press P.
1. Press C.
This starts looper sequence playback.
Pads will light during playback according to the pattern animation type setting
(→ P. 88).
A confirmation message appears on the
display and C lights.
HINT
•If no animation has been set, pads will light
white during playback.
•If even a single animation has been set, pads
will show the animation during playback, but
they will light with the capture color.
2. Use e to select Yes,
2. Press P to pause.
and press E.
P will blink.
All the contents added to the looper
sequence will be cleared.
Press P again to resume playback.
3. Press S to stop playback.
Playback stops, and the playback
position returns to the beginning.
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Setting looper sequences
Making capture settings
Making additional capture
settings
■Setting the capture playback
Make additional capture settings on the EDIT
screen.
method
You can set what happens after a captured
recording plays back.
■Setting the capture level
1. Select a captured recording.
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 87)
■Setting the capture synchronization
2. Use 1 to change the playback
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 87)
method.
■Setting the capture tempo
One Shot: The captured recording plays
once and stops.
Toggle: Tapping the pad alternately starts
and stops playback of the captured
recording.
Gate: The captured recording plays back
in a loop while the pad is being pressed.
Playback stops when it is released.
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 87)
■Setting the send effect
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 87)
■Setting the capture pad color
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 88)
■Setting the pitch of the captured
■ Setting the LED animation type.
recording
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 88)
1. Select a captured recording.
■Setting the LED animation timing
2. Use 2 to change the pitch.
■Checking information about
Set on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 88)
captured recordings
■Setting capture quantization
Check on the EDIT screen. (→ P. 88)
1. Select a captured recording.
2. Use 3 to change quantization.
HINT
Quantization is applied in these situations.
•When playback of captured audio starts
•When Gate or Toggle stops
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Setting looper sequences (continued)
Setting the time signature
Mixing
Set the time signature used when a looper
sequence is playing back.
1. Press m.
1. Press M .
This opens the Mixer Screen.
You can set send effects and levels for audio
input through the INPUT jacks.
2. Use e to select LOOPER SET-
HINT
Mixer (→ P. 92)
TING, and press E.
This opens the looper setting screen.
3. Use e to select Time Signature,
and press E.
This opens the Time Signature setting
screen.
4. Use e to select a time signature,
and press E.
This can be set to a value between 1/4
and 8/4.
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Managing looper sequences
Managing looper sequences
■Erasing looper sequences (Erase)
• Press E.
1. Press M .
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
2. Use e to select LOOPER
This erases the selected looper sequence.
SEQUENCE LIST, and press E.
■Copying looper sequences (Copy)
The looper sequence list appears.
• Press E.
This opens a screen for selecting the copy
destination looper sequence.
3. Use e to select a looper
• ‌
Use e to select the copy destination
sequence to manage, and
looper sequence, and press E.
press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
This opens the looper sequence menu.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
This copies the contents of the looper
sequence selected previously over the
destination looper sequence that was just
selected.
4. Use e to select menu items and
E to confirm them.
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
■Changing looper sequence names
(Rename)
• Press E.
This opens the character input screen.
• ‌
After editing the looper sequence name,
select Enter, and press E.
This changes the looper sequence name.
HINT
Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
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Kits (sound sets)
KIT overview
The KIT function allows you to manage sounds assigned to instruments as a single set.
By changing the kit, you can easily use sounds that suit different musical genres and applications. Kits
can include drum sets, percussion instruments, basses and synthesizers, for example.
The A has preset kits that suit a variety of genres. Moreover, you can customize the contents of
presets freely and create new kits from scratch.
Screen overview
KIT list
KIT name
KIT number
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Using kits
3. After selecting the kit to use, press
Selecting kits
K.
The sounds used in the selected pattern can be
changed to a different kit.
This changes the kit used by the pattern.
1. Press K.
HINT
To change the sound added to a kit, use the
EDIT screen (sound editing) functions (→ P.77)
This opens the Kit List.
2. Use e to select a kit.
This changes the kit sounds.
HINT
Press P to hear the pattern with the kit just
selected.
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Managing kits
Managing kits
■Erasing kits (Erase)
1. Press K.
• Use e to select the kit to erase,
This clears the contents of a kit.
and press E.
This opens the Kit List.
This opens the kit functions menu.
• Use e to select Erase, and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
This clears the contents of the kit, leaving it
in an initialized state.
2. Use e to select a kit to manage,
■Changing kit names (Rename)
and press E to confirm it.
The names of kits can be changed.
Press M to return to the Kit List.
• Use e to select the kit to rename,
and press E.
■Copying kits (copy)
This opens the kit functions menu.
• Use e to select Rename, and press E.
This copies the contents of a kit to another kit.
This opens the character input screen.
• Use e to select the kit to copy,
• After editing the name of the kit, select
and press E.
Enter, and press E.
This opens the kit functions menu.
This changes the kit name.
HINT
• Use e to select Copy, and press E.
This opens the Kit List.
Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
• Use e to select the copy destination kit,
and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
This copies the kit.
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Managing kits (continued)
3. Use e to select Pad Split,
Setting the pad split
and press E.
To make input easier when using it handheld,
you can change the total number of instruments
assigned to all the pads.
This opens the Pad Split setting screen.
NOTE
4. Use e to select the pad split
This function can only used in INST mode.
value, and press E.
Instrument
2
Set the number of instruments assigned
to all the pads. This can be set to 1, 2, 4,
Instrument
1
8, 16 or 32.
HINT
When Pad Split is set to any value other than
32, you can use e to change the range of
the instruments shown on the Ring Controller.
Instrument Range
set to 2
1. Press K.
2. Use e to select the kit to
change, and press E.
This opens the kit functions menu.
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Editing (EDIT)
Editing overview
Use the EDIT screen to edit sounds.
Edit sounds when STEP mode or INST mode is active.
The EDIT screen has the following block structure.
LFO 1
Oscillator
Noise
Insert
Effect
Filter
Level/
Pan
LFO 2
Send
Effect
Scale/Key/Range
(KEY layout only)
Ring Parameter
Level EG
EG
Setting
The EDIT screen has the following settings in SONG and LOOPER modes.
SONG mode
LED
Setting
LOOPER mode
Level/
Sync
Send
Effect
LED
Setting
Information
Screen overview
Instrument number
Instrument name
Page 1
Block icons
Selected block
Selected item name
(use e to change)
Page 2
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
Page 3 PAD layout
Page 3 KEY layout
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Editing sounds
Starting editing
Common operations for each
block
1. Use u to select a pattern, and e
■Changing setting items and
parameters
to select the instrument to edit,
and press D.
1. Use u to select the block to
This opens the EDIT screen.
change.
When editing in
CONTROLLER
This opens a block menu.
INST mode, you can tap a pad to
change the instrument being edited.
2. Use e to change the setting
value and 1, 2 and 3 to
Instrument numbers
28
27
29
30
31
32
1 2
3
26
25
5
change parameter values.
6
Press E to show the submenu (if there
7
is one). Use e to select and change its
8
24
23
22
21
20
4
9
19
18 17
16
15
14
setting values, and press E to confirm .
10
11
12
13
HINT
See "EDIT menu parameter list" for block menu
details. (→ P. 117)
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Editing sounds (continued)
Insert effect block settings
LFO block settings
You can use up to 4 insert effects at the same
time.
■Changing the type and destination
Yo u c a n c h a n g e t h e L F O t y p e a n d i t s
destination.
■Selecting effect types
1. Open the block menu.
1. Open the block menu.
2. Use e to select the effect type.
2. Use 3 to change the LFO type.
This sets the effect type.
3. Use e to select the destination.
HINT
See the "Effect list" appendix for details about
insert effects. (→ P. 122)
This sets the destination.
NOTE
■Changing the stepper
If 4 insert effects are already in use, it will not
be possible to select an effect.
In this case, a message will appear showing
which instruments are using effects. You can
turn off unneeded effects and try again.
You can edit how modulation is applied as you
like. This can only be used when Type is set to
Stepper.
1. Open the block menu.
2. Use 3 to select Stepper,
and press E.
■Changing the insert effect position
1. Open the block menu,
and press E.
2. Use e to select Position,
and press E.
This opens the setting screen.
3. Use e to set the position,
and press E.
Select Before Filter or After Filter .
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Editing sounds (continued)
3. Select STEPPER EDIT,
■Changing the pulse width
You can change the pulse width as you like. This
can only be used when Type is set to Pulse.
and press E.
This opens the Stepper Edit screen.
10% of cycle
Modulation
strength
90%
Pulse cycle
Pulse width = 10%
Pulse width = 90%
Step time axis
1. Open the block menu.
4. Use u to select the step to change.
2. Use 3 to select Pulse,
and press E.
3. Use e to select Pulse Width,
and press E.
5. ‌Use e to change the step value.
This sets the step value.
4. Use e to select the pulse width,
and press E.
This sets the pulse width.
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Editing sounds (continued)
Envelope generator block
settings
■Setting the depth
This sets the envelope depth.
■Changing the destination
Full
range
You can change the destination of the envelope
generator.
Full
range
+100%
1. Open the block menu.
+50%
1. Open the block menu,
and press E.
2. Use e to select the destination.
This sets the destination.
2. Use e to select Depth,
and press E.
3. Use e to set the depth.
This can be set from −100 to +100.
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Editing sounds (continued)
Ring parameter block settings
Setting block settings
■Changing ring parameters
■Setting instrument colors
1. Open the block menu.
1. Open the block menu.
2. Use e to select the parameter to
2. Use 1 to change the color.
Different parameter settings can be assigned to
top, side and bottom rings of the Ring Controller,
so they can be used for different tones.
You can set the color used for an instrument by
the display and the ring controller LED when in
PAD layout.
You can select from 32 colors. Select
Auto to have the color set automatically.
set.
Select from Pan, Pitch, Level and Off.
HINT
•If both the oscillator and the noise generator
are OFF, the instrument will have no color
(unlit).
•If the oscillator is OFF but the noise generator
is ON, the color will be set to yellow-green.
3. Use 1, 2 and 3 to change
these settings.
To adjust the parameters, use 1 for the
top ring, 2 for the side ring, and 3 for
■Setting the LED animation
the bottom ring.
You can set the LED animation used when pads
are played.
1. Open the block menu.
2. Use 2 to select the animation to
use.
The animation can be set to Off, Moire,
Firework, Cross, Circulation or Rainbow.
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Editing sounds (continued)
■Mixer group settings
The instruments can be added to three mixer
groups.
Lights spread in
a gradation
Off
Lights spread
left and right
Firework
Light travels
clockwise
Circulation
HINT
The following instrument assignments are set
by default.
Mixer group 1: kick drums
Mixer group 2: drums other than kick drums
Mixer group 3: other sounds
Moire
Side ring lights
1. Press D.
Cross
2. Use u to select the Setting block.
Rainbow lights
spread clockwise
3. Use 3 to select a mixer group.
Rainbow
Select Off or 1–3.
This assigns the instrument to the mixer
group.
HINT
•Each mixer group can be identified by its
color. 1: red
2: green 3: blue
•You can also use the Group Mixer to assign
instruments to groups by tapping pads.
(→ P. 93).
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Editing sounds (continued)
■Setting Mono/Poly
■Setting the glide
This sets whether only a single sound (monophonic) or multiple sounds (polyphonic) are
output when multiple pads are pressed at the
same time when the Ring Controller is in KEY
layout.
This sets how gradually the instrument sound
changes when the Ring Controller is in KEY
layout.
HINT
This parameter only works when the output is
also set to Mono.
1. Open the Setting block menu when
1. Open the Setting block menu when
the Ring Controller is in KEY
layout.
the Ring Controller is in KEY
layout.
2. Use 1 to select the output type.
2. Use 2 to set the glide value.
Select Mono or Poly.
This can be set from 0 to 100.
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Editing sounds (continued)
■Changing MIDI channels
■Changing MIDI note numbers
You can change the channel that receives MIDI
messages sent from connected USB devices.
You can set the note number range that corresponds to MIDI messages sent from connected
USB devices.
1. Open the block menu,
1. Open the block menu,
and press E.
and press E.
2. Use e to select MIDI Mapping,
2. Use e to select MIDI Mapping,
and press E.
and press E.
This opens the setting screen.
This opens the setting screen.
3. Use e to select Channel,
3. Use e to select Note,
and press E.
and press E.
This opens the setting screen.
This opens the setting screen.
4. Use e to select the channel
4. Press E to select the START note
received.
number setting, and use e to
This sets the channel received.
set it.
This sets the START note number.
5. Press E to select the END note
number setting, and use e to
set it.
This sets the END note number.
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SONG mode EDIT screen
■Setting the LED animation timing
The following settings can be made with the
SONG mode EDIT screen.
1. Select a pattern.
LED Setting block
2. Press D.
■Setting pattern pad colors
1. Select a pattern.
3. Use 3 to change the animation
2. Press D.
playback timing.
Set the repetition timing as a fraction of a
musical measure (note value). The interval can be set to 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 2.
3. Use 1 to change the color.
■ Setting the LED animation type.
1. Select a pattern.
2. Press D.
3. Use 2 to change the animation
type.
The animation can be set to Off, Moire,
Firework, Cross, Circulation or Rainbow.
(→ P. 82)
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LOOPER mode EDIT screen
4. Use 2 to change the synchroni-
The following settings can be made with the
LOOPER mode EDIT screen.
zation setting.
Level/Sync block
On: Synchronize capture to tempo.
Off: Do not synchronize capture to
tempo. Play it at recorded speed.
■Setting the capture level
1. Select a captured recording.
■Setting the capture tempo
Set the tempo of the captured recording.
2. Press D.
1. Select a captured recording.
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
2. Press D.
3. Use u to move to the Level/Sync
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
block.
3. Use u to move to the Level/Sync
4. Use 1 to change the level.
block.
■Setting the capture synchronization
4. Use 3 to change the tempo.
Set whether the playback speed of the captured
audio is synchronized with the looper sequence
tempo.
This can be set from 40.0 to 250.0.
Send effect block
NOTE
To use the synchronization setting, the tempo
must be set correctly for each capture.
■Setting send effect
1. Select a captured recording.
1. Select a captured recording.
2. Press D.
2. Press D.
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
3. Use u to move to the Level/Sync
3. Use u to move to the Send Effect
block.
block.
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LOOPER mode EDIT screen (continued)
4. Use 1, 2 and 3 to set each
■Setting the LED animation timing
1. Select a captured recording.
effect to Send or Off.
LED Setting block
2. Press D.
■Setting the capture pad color
1. Select a captured recording.
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
2. Press D.
3. Use u to move to the LED Setting
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
block.
4. Use 3 to change the animation
3. Use u to move to the LED Setting
playback timing.
block.
Set the repetition timing as a fraction of a
musical measure (note value). The interval can be set to 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 2.
4. Use 1 to change the color.
■ Setting the LED animation type.
Information block
1. Select a captured recording.
■Checking information about
captured recordings
2. Press D.
1. Select a captured recording.
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
2. Press D.
3. Use u to move to the LED Setting
The EDIT screen for the selected capture
opens.
block.
3. Use u to move to the Information
4. Use 2 to change the animation
block.
On this screen you can check the name,
length and size of the file.
type.
The animation can be set to Off, Moire,
Firework, Cross, Circulation or Rainbow.
(→ P. 82)
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Effects
Effects overview
Global filter, delay, reverb and master effects can be applied to the playback of patterns, songs and
looper sequences.
Screen overview
Name of selected
effect type
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
Effect types
MASTER FX
You can select one of a variety of effects as the
master effect that is applied to all output.
The parameters that can be set depend on the
type of effect.
FILTER
This enables the global filter.
DELAY
This enables the delay.
HINT
See the "Effect list" appendix for details about
effect parameters. (→ P. 122)
REVERB
This enables the reverb.
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Using effects
Turning effects ON/OFF
Changing effect types
1. During pattern, song and looper
1. During song playback, press
w, x, y or z for
sequence playback, press and
hold w, x, y or z
the effect type you want to change.
The type of the selected effect appears
on the display.
for the effect you want to use.
The effect is turned on only while the
button is being pressed.
CONTROLLER
Press the button for
the effect you want to use. When
using the Ring Controller, just
pressing it will hold the effect.
2. Use e to change the effect type.
HINT
•Multiple effects can be turned on at the same
time In this case, information about the effect
turned on last appears on the display.
•When an effect is on, its Ring Controller effect
button LED lights.
Changing parameters
1. Press w, x, y or z
for the effect you want to change.
2. To hold an effect, press w,
The parameters of the selected effect
appear on the display.
x, y or z while
pressing H.
HINT
When multiple effects are being held, press the
button of the effect you want to change.
The effect will stay on even after its
button is released.
HINT
2. Turn 1, 2 and 3 to change the
Multiple effects can be held at the same time
parameters you want.
3. To stop holding an effect, press its
button (w, x, y or
z) while pressing H.
CONTROLLER
Press the button for
the effect you want to stop holding.
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Other settings
4. Use e to select the Type for
Controlling parameters with
the Ring Controller
parameter 1–3, and press E.
You can use the Ring Controller's accelerometer
to control up to 3 effect parameters. Parameters
can be changed by waving, tilting and otherwise
moving the Ring Controller.
5. Use e to select the effect type,
and press E.
X axis
6. Use e to select the Axis for
Y axis
parameter 1–3, and press E.
Press E to turn the X or Y axis on or
turn both off.
NOTE
HINT
•This can be used when the Ring Controller
grip area has been set. (→ P. 103)
•The grip area determines the directions of the
X and Y axes.
•Do not hit the Ring Controller with excessive
force.
•The same effect parameter cannot be
assigned to multiple Type settings.
•Multiple Type settings can be set to the same
axis.
■Using the Ring Controller to control
■Assigning parameters
effects
1. Press M .
1. Remove the Ring Controller from
the Base Station.
2. Use e to select PATTERN SET-
2. Set the Ring Controller grip area.
TING (STEP or INST mode ) or
LOOPER SETTING (LOOPER
Setting the grip area (→ P. 103)
mode), and press E.
3. To control the parameters of an
3. ‌Use e to select Accelerometer,
effect, press the key for that effect
and press E.
to turn it on and tilt the Ring
This opens the setting screen.
Controller.
The effect parameters will change
according to the angle and direction.
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Mixer
Mixer overview
The audio from the external inputs can be adjusted. In INST and STEP modes, the levels of each
instrument in the mix can also be adjusted.
Screen overview
Block icons
Selected block
1
2
3
Parameter names and setting values
Using the Ring Controller
Mixer group display
Instrument
Muted/soloed
instruments
In KEY layout, tapping any
pad has the same effect
The pads on the rings correspond to 32 instruments. After selecting mute or solo on the display, you
can turn muting or soloing ON/OFF by tapping the pads.
In addition, group colors will light on the pads of each ring for grouped instruments.
When mixing in KEY layout, you can tap any pad to conduct the same operation.
Starting mixing
HINT
1. Press m when the pattern to mix
IN SONG and LOOPER modes, you can adjust
send effects and levels for audio input through
the INPUT jacks.
is selected or playing back.
This opens the MIXER screen.
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Using the mixer
Group mixer
■Adjusting mixer group volumes
1. Use u to select the Group Mixer
You can group multiple instruments and adjust
their levels together.
block.
■Mixer group settings
2. Turn 1, 2, or 3 to adjust the
1. Use u to select the Group Mixer
volume of that mixer group.
block.
2.
CONTROLLER
This adjusts the volume of that mixer
group.
Tap the pad for an
HINT
The maximum volume values of the mixer
group will be the volumes set for each
instrument.
instrument to change its mixer
Group setting.
HINT
•Each mixer group can be identified by its
color.
1: red 2: green 3: blue
•Pads for instruments that are not assigned to
a mixer group appear yellow.
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Using the mixer (continued)
Muting
Soloing
You can mute just the selected instrument.
You can solo the playback of just the selected
instrument.
1. Use u to select the PAD Mute
1. Use u to select the PAD Solo
block.
2.
CONTROLLER
block.
Tap the pad for the
2.
instrument to be muted.
Only the instrument for the tapped pad
will be played back.
In KEY layout, you can tap any pad to
solo the instrument.
HINT
Muted instruments appear as follows.
HINT
Soloed instruments appear as follows.
•PAD layout: top, side and bottom rings unlit
•KEY layout: top and bottom inner rings lit
yellow
CONTROLLER
Tap the pad for the
instrument to be soloed.
The instrument for the tapped pad will be
muted.
In KEY layout, you can tap any pad to
mute the instrument.
3.
CONTROLLER
•PAD layout: top, side and bottom rings lit
•KEY layout: top and bottom inner rings lit
blue
To end muting, tap
3.
the muted pad again.
CONTROLLER
To end soloing, tap
the soloed pad again.
The instrument for the tapped pad will be
unmuted.
The LED for the tapped pad will become
unlit, and that instrument will be soloed.
HINT
If instruments are grouped, you can mute all
the instruments in a group at the same time.
HINT
If instruments are grouped, you can solo all the
instruments in a group at the same time.
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Using the mixer (continued)
Using INPUT send effects
Setting the external input to
stereo or mono
1. Use u to select the Send Effect
Make the following settings if an audio source
with mono output is connected to the external
input.
(Input) block.
1. Connect a mono cable to the left
2. Use 1 and 2 to set each effect
INPUT jack.
send to Send or Off.
Adjusting external input
2. Press m.
1. Use u to select the Audio Input
3. Use u to select the Audio Input
block.
block.
2. Use 1 to adjust the INPUT Level.
4. Use 2 to select the type of external input.
Stereo: Receive the left and right channel
inputs as a stereo audio signal
Mono (Lch): Receive the left channel
input as a mono audio signal
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System settings
Changing various settings
■Setting the clock mode
Settings related to unit operation and other features can be made.
(Clock Mode)
Set whether the internal clock or an external
clock is used when connected to other MIDI
devices by USB.
1. Press M .
• Use e to select the clock mode.
2. Use e to select SETTING,
Select Internal or External USB.
and press E.
NOTE
When External USB is selected, songs and
looper sequences cannot be recorded.
This opens the setting screen.
3. Use e to select menu items and
■Setting the display brightness
E to confirm them.
(LCD Backlight)
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
• Use e to set the brightness of the Base
Station display.
Select Low, Mid or High.
■Setting the quantization (Quantize)
■ Show the software versions
• Use e to select the quantization value.
(Software Version)
Set the input adjustment timing as a fraction
of a musical measure. This can be set to OFF,
1/32, 1/16Tri, 1/16, 1/8Tri, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1.
• Use E to show the software versions.
HINT
This affects motion sequences and real-time
input in INST mode, for example.
■Setting inner ring display
(Inner Ring LED)
• Use e to select what the inner ring of the
Ring Controller shows.
Select Instruments (instrument display) or
Guideline (guideline display).
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Changing various settings (continued)
■Restoring default settings
(Factory Reset)
• Press E to restore the A Base Station
to its default settings.
A confirmation message appears on the display, and then the settings are restored to
their factory defaults.
NOTE
Restoring settings to their defaults will erase
everything you have created including patterns and songs. Save them to an SD card in
advance if you do not want to lose them.
Backing up data (→ P. 98)
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Backing up data
Data utilities
■Loading data (Load)
You can back up the data for patterns, songs,
captured audio, looper sequences and kits that
you created to an SD card all at once. When
restoring data, you can load all the data at once
or choose only some data to load.
• Press E to open the backup data list
screen.
• ‌
Use e to select data in the list, and press
E to open the load selection screen.
All: Load all data
Kit List: Load all kit data
Pattern List & Song List: Load all pattern and
song data
Capture List & Looper List: Load all capture
and looper data
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select DATA UTILITY,
• Use e to select data to load,
and press E.
and press E.
This opens the DATA UTILITY screen.
This opens a confirmation screen.
3. Use e to select menu items and
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
The data will be loaded from the SD card.
E to confirm them.
NOTE
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
When you load data, the contents on the
A are overwritten.
■Erasing all data (Erase List)
■Backing up data (Backup)
You can erase all the data for patterns, songs,
captured audio, looper sequences and kits.
• Press E to open the data name input
screen.
• Press E to open the selection screen for
• Input the data name, and select Enter.
data to be erased.
This backs up to the data.
All: Erase all data
Kit List: Erase all Kit List data
Song List: Erase all Song List data
Looper List: Erase all Looper List data
Pattern List & Song List: Erase all Pattern List
and Song Sequence List data
Capture List & Looper List: Erase all Capture
List and Looper List data
NOTE
WAV format audio files used for captured
recordings are not backed up.
HINT
•The default backup file name is "DATAxxxx.
ARD" ("xxxx" is a 4-digit number).
•Character input screen use (→ P. 20)
• Use e to select the data to erase,
and press E.
This opens a confirmation screen.
• Use e to select Yes, and press E.
This erases all the data.
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SD card management
‌Checking SD card open space
Formatting SD cards
1. Press M .
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select SD CARD,
2. Use e to select SD CARD,
3. Use e to select SD Card
3. Use e to select Format,
and press E.
and press E.
Remain, and press E.
and press E.
This shows the amounts of space used
and open on the SD card.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Use e to select Yes,
and press E.
This formats the SD card.
NOTE
•Before using SD cards that have just been
purchased or that have been formatted on
a computer, they must be formatted by the
A.
•Be aware that all data previously saved
on the SD card will be deleted when it is
formatted.
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SD card management (continued)
Testing SD card performance
■Full testing
1. Press M .
You can test whether an SD card can be used
with the A . A basic test can be done
quickly, while a full test examines the entire SD
card.
2. Use e to select SD CARD,
and press E.
■Quick testing
1. Press M .
3. Use e to select Performance
Test, and press E.
2. Use e to select SD CARD,
and press E.
4. Use e to select Full Test,
and press E.
3. Use e to select Performance
The amount of time required and a confirmation
message appears.
Test, and press E.
5. Use e to select Yes,
4. Use e to select Quick Test,
and press E.
and press E.
This will start the full SD card test.
This will start the quick SD card test.
6. The test completes.
5. The test completes.
The result of the evaluation will be
shown.
The result of the evaluation will be
shown.
NOTE
Even if a performance test result is "OK",
there is no guarantee that writing errors will
not occur. This information is just to provide
guidance.
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SD card management (continued)
SD card folder structure
AR-96_SD
AR-96
Capture
PCM file
CPTR0001.WAV
PCM audio files
for capture
CPTR0002.WAV
…
User data files
Data
DATA0001.ARD
DATA0002.ARD
…
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Ring Controller settings
Ring Controller and Base
Station connection and
disconnection
■Disconnecting
The Ring Controller and Base Station connect
through wireless communication using Bluetooth
LE.
Making setting connections is necessary when,
for example, connecting a Ring Controller and
Base Station that were not originally in the same
set.
2. ‌Use e to select CONTROLLER,
1. Press M .
and press E.
3. Use e to select Device List,
and press E.
■Connecting
The list of Ring Controllers will appear. A
white square will appear next to the connected Ring Controller.
1. Press M .
2. ‌Use e to select CONTROLLER,
and press E.
3. ‌Use e to select Device List, and
4. Use e to select a connected
press E.
Ring Controller, and press E.
A list of Ring Controllers that can be connected will appear.
The Ring Controller will be disconnected
and all its lights will flash red.
HINT
The number of bars in the icon shows the
strength of the connection.
4. Use e to select the Ring Con-
troller to connect, and press E.
The selected Ring Controller will be connected and all its lights will flash blue.
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Ring Controller settings (continued)
Setting the grip area
1.
CONTROLLER
■Disabling the grip area setting
1.
Press g.
CONTROLLER
Press g.
All the Ring Controller LEDs will light
blue.
All the Ring Controller LEDs will light
blue.
2.
CONTROLLER
2. Place the Ring Controller on the
Grasp the area to
Base Station.
set as the grip area.
The pads in the grasped range blink
white.
The pads at the same positions on the
top and bottom rings are also affected.
3.
CONTROLLER
Press g.
This disables the grip area setting,
making all pads usable again.
HINT
If automatic grip cancellation (→ P. 104) is ON,
the grip area will automatically be canceled
when the Ring Controller is placed on the Base
Station.
HINT
If a grip is not detected for 30 seconds, detection will automatically cancel.
3.
CONTROLLER
Press g.
The LED lighting of the Ring Controller
returns to its previous state, except the
LEDs in the grip area become unlit showing that they will not respond to use.
HINT
When the grip area is set, the g LED will
light.
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Ring Controller settings (continued)
Ring Controller function
settings
■Velocity
(For AR-96 > Velocity Curve)
This sets the pad sensitivity.
In this section, we explain setting items that can
be used when connected to the Base Station.
• Use e to set the pad sensitivity.
Low: Low sensitivity
HINT
(playing strength affects velocity little)
Mid: Standard
High: High sensitivity
(playing strength greatly affects
velocity)
Max: Velocity is always maximum regardless
of playing strength
Using the Ring Controller for MIDI control
(→ P. 108)
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select CONTROLLER,
■Aftertouch
and press E.
(For AR-96 > After Touch)
You can turn aftertouch ON or OFF.
3. Use e to select Setting,
• Use e to set the aftertouch.
and press E.
Select Off or On.
This opens the Ring Controller Setting
screen.
■Aftertouch threshold
(For AR-96 > After Touch Threshold)
4. Use e to select menu items and
Set how easily aftertouch is activated.
• Use e to set the aftertouch threshold.
E to confirm them.
Low: Aftertouch activates easily
Mid: Standard
High: Aftertouch does not activate easily
Press M to move up one level in the
menu.
■Accelerometer sensitivity
■Setting the LED brightness
(For AR-96 > Accelerometer Sensitivity)
(LED Brightness)
This sets the accelerometer sensitivity.
• Use e to select LED brightness.
• Use e to set the accelerometer sensitivity.
Select Low or High.
Low: Low sensitivity (less response to incline
changes)
Mid: Standard
High: High sensitivity (responds even to
slight incline changes)
■Automatic grip cancellation
(Auto Grip Off)
You can turn automatic grip cancellation ON or
OFF.
• Use e to set automatic grip cancellation.
Select Off or On.
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Ring Controller settings (continued)
■Setting functions with the Ring
HINT
•BLE mode: To use the Ring Controller for
MIDI control, select Mac/iOS.
•BLE mode cannot be activated while connected to the Base Station. Turn the Base
Station power OFF or disconnect from it
(→ P. 102).
Controller
You can also use the Ring Controller pads to set
its functions.
•
CONTROLLER
Press s.
The Ring Controller enters setting mode and the
pads function as setting keys.
Automatic grip
cancellation
AR-96
Mac/iOS
ON
OFF
Accelerometer
sensitivity
BLE mode
HIGH
MID
LOW
HIGH
Aftertouch
threshold
MID
LOW
LOW
HIGH
ON
OFF
LOW
MID
HIGH
MAX
Velocity
Aftertouch
105
LED brightness
Ring Controller settings (continued)
4. Disconnect the cable connector
Changing the Ring Controller
battery
that connects the battery and the
Change the battery if it begins to run out of
power quickly or cannot be charged.
battery holder.
NOTE
Always use a ZOOM BT-04 rechargeable
battery.
■Removing the battery
1. Remove the cap from the back of
the Ring.
5. Remove the battery from the
The cap Is below the z.
battery holder.
Ring Controller bottom
■Installing a battery
1. Put the battery into the holder.
2. Connect the battery and battery
2. Remove the screw under the cap.
holder with the cable.
Use a Phillips head screwdriver to
remove the screw.
− (Black)
+ (Red)
3. Pull the battery holder out.
3. Install the battery holder in the
Ring Controller.
4. Tighten the screw and replace the
cap.
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Updating the firmware
Updating the Ring Controller
The product firmware can be updated to the
latest version.
An update file for the latest version can be
downloaded from the ZOOM website (www.
zoom.co.jp).
If you connect a Ring Controller that is using old
firmware to a Base Station, an update alert will
appear on its display.
If this occurs, follow the procedures below to
update the Ring Controller.
Updating the Base Station
1. Copy the file for updating to the root
1.
directory on an SD card.
CONTROLLER
While pressing and
holding P, press p.
The Ring Controller will start in update
mode, and an update screen will appear
on the Base Station.
2. Insert the SD card into the card
slot. Then, while pressing M,
NOTE
Confirm that the pad next to p is lit blue.
If it lights purple, connect the Ring Controller
and the Base Station. (→ P. 102)
press and hold p.
This opens an update confirmation
screen.
2. Use e to select Yes, and press E.
The update progress screen opens on
the Base Station.
3.
3. Use e to select Yes, and press E.
CONTROLLER
After the update
completes, press and hold p
NOTE
to turn the power off.
Do not turn the power off or remove the SD
card during the update. Doing so could cause
the A to become unstartable.
NOTE
Confirm the update result with the color of the
pad next to p.
· Update completed successfully: Green
· Update failed: Red
If the update failed, try again from step 1.
4. After the update completes, press
and hold p to turn the power off.
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MIDI controller
Using the Ring Controller for MIDI control
The A Ring Controller can be connected independently to a Mac/iOS device and used as a MIDI
controller.
MIDI controller settings
MIDI channel
CH1
Automatic grip
cancellation
HIGH
LOW
HIGH
LOW
OFF
CHANNEL
POLY
CH6
DRUM
CH7
FADER
CH8
PGM
CH9
CH10
CH11
Velocity
ON
Aftertouch
output only
NOTE
LED
brightness
Not selectable
when SESSION
or FADER
MID
Aftertouch
threshold
SESSION CH5
BLE mode
Layout
Accelerometer selection
sensitivity
Y MID
X
CH3
AR-96
Mac/iOS
CH4
ON
OFF
X/Y parameters
On/Off
CH2
CH12
CH13
OFF
Aftertouch
CH14
CH16
■BLE mode
CH15
■MIDI channels
Select the device to be connected to the
Ring Controller.
AR-96: This is the normal mode. It
connects to an A Base Station.
(→ P. 102)
Mac/iOS: This allows you to connect the
Ring Controller directly to a Mac or iOS
device and use it as a MIDI controller.
Set the combination of MIDI channels for
the Ring Controller to use.
CH 1–11 (12–16 are fixed for session
layout)
■X/Y parameter On/Off
Set whether or not the accelerometer
values of the X and Y axes are output.
■Layout selection
■Aftertouch
Set the MIDI message layout of the Ring
Controller.
For details about each layout, see "MIDI
controller layouts" (→ P. 110).
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Set the aftertouch type.
OFF: No aftertouch
POLY: When multiple pads are pressed
simultaneously, they are each treated
independently
CHANNEL: The same value is output for
the entire MIDI channel
Using the Ring Controller for MIDI control (continued)
2. Select Window in the menu bar,
■Aftertouch only output
Only aftertouch MIDI messages are
output.
and then Show MIDI Window.
This opens the MIDI Studio window.
HINT
•These settings can also be made by pressing
M on the Base Station and using the CON-
3. Double-click the Bluetooth icon.
TROLLER>Setting>For Mac/iOS item.
•For velocity and other setting items in
common with the A, refer to "Ring Controller settings" (→ P. 102).
This opens the Bluetooth Configuration
screen.
4. Click "Connect" for the Ring
Connecting with Mac/iOS
devices
Controller shown in the list.
When connection succeeds, all of
the LEDs will blink blue on the Ring
Controller.
Using Bluetooth LE, you can connect the Ring
Controller directly to a Mac or iOS device, and
use it as a MIDI controller.
NOTE
If connection fails, open the System Preferences and click the × next to the Ring Controller in the list of Bluetooth devices before trying
again.
NOTE
To use this function, turn the Base Station
power OFF or disconnect from it (→ P. 102).
■Switching the Ring Controller mode
1.
CONTROLLER
■Connecting with iOS devices
1. Launch an app that supports MIDI
Press s.
This puts the Ring Controller into setup
mode.
2.
CONTROLLER
over BLE on the iOS device.
2. On the app Settings screen, con-
Tap the pad for
Mac/iOS BLE mode.
duct Bluetooth connection.
This puts the Ring Controller into Mac/
iOS mode.
When connection succeeds, all of
the LEDs will blink blue on the Ring
Controller.
■Connecting with a Mac
HINT
1. Open the Audio MIDI Setup appli-
For app setting procedures, see the manual for
that app.
cation on the Mac
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MIDI controller layouts
Selecting layouts
When using the Ring Controller for MIDI control,
you can select from five types of pad layouts.
1.
Layout types
CONTROLLER
Press s.
This puts the Ring Controller into setup
mode.
■SESSION layout
This layout is designed for use with the Session
View of Ableton Live. You can use it to play clips
and scenes and use it to control volume, panning and send effects, for example.
2.
CONTROLLER
Tap the pad for one
of the modes.
■NOTE layout
SESSION
This layout distributes notes on the pads like
piano keys.
Use U to change the octave.
NOTE
DRUM
FADER
PGM (program)
■DRUM layout
This changes the Ring Controller layout.
This layout is designed for use with drum racks
in DAW software.
The pads on 1/4 of each ring correspond to one
drum rack section.
Use U to raise or lower groups of note
numbers.
3.
CONTROLLER
Press s.
This ends setting mode.
■FADER layout
This lets you use the Ring Controller as faders.
The pads on half of each ring function as a
single fader.
■PROGRAMMER mode
This mode allows you to program each pad and
its LED lighting as you like.
HINT
For details about MIDI messages sent and
received in each mode, see "Ring Controller
MIDI messages" (→ P. 124).
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Other functions
Accelerometer
Restoring default settings
You can use the Ring Controller accelerometer
to send MIDI messages.
1.
NOTE
This enables factory reset mode.
2.
0
0
CONTROLLER
Tap the pad with a
blinking LED.
X axis
Y axis
While pressing
s, turn the Ring Controller on.
•This can be used when the Ring Controller
grip area has been set. (→ P. 103)
•The grip area determines the directions of the
X and Y axes.
127
CONTROLLER
This restores the Ring Controller to its
default settings, and turns the Ring Controller off automatically
127
■Restoring default settings from the
Base Station
MIDI messages sent
X axis: Control Change 85, 0–127
Change occurs in a range from level (0°) to
upside down (180°).
Y axis: Control Change 86, 0–127
Change occurs in a range from level (0°) to vertical (90°).
You can use the Base Station to restore the Ring
Controller to its factory default settings.
1. Press M .
2. Use e to select CONTROLLER,
■Turning the accelerometer ON/OFF
1.
CONTROLLER
and press E.
Press z.
3. Use e to select Setting,
The z LED lights, and the accelerometer turns ON.
2.
CONTROLLER
and press E.
4. Use e to select Factory Reset,
Press z again
to turn the accelerometer OFF.
and press E.
The z LED becomes unlit, and the
accelerometer turns OFF.
This opens a confirmation screen.
5. Use e to select Yes,
and press E.
This restores the Ring Controller to its
factory default settings.
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Troubleshooting
If you think that the A is operating
strangely, check the following items first.
■ Effects are not working
•Confirm that the effect is properly assigned
to an instrument.
■ There is no sound or it is very quiet
•Effects are only enabled when their individual
•Confirm that the power is ON.
keys are being pressed. Use H to keep an
•Check the connections
effect enabled even after releasing its key.
•Adjust the levels of the instruments
•Adjust mixer group levels.
■ The Ring Controller does not work well
•Confirm that it is not muted.
•Confirm that the power is ON.
•Check the headphone and OUTPUT volume
•C onfirm its connection with the Base
levels.
Station.
•Adjust the pad sensitivity.
■ There is a lot of noise
•Confirm the grip setting.
•C onfirm that nothing is wrong with the
•If using it as a MIDI controller, check the Mac
shielded cable.
or iOS device settings.
•Use a genuine ZOOM AC adapter.
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Product specifications
Base Station
Inputs
INPUT L/R
OUTPUT L/R
Outputs
PHONES
Connector type
Standard mono phone jacks (unbalanced)
Input gain
+10 to −65 dB
Input impedance
50 kΩ
Connector type
Standard mono phone jacks (unbalanced)
Output impedance
200 Ω
Connector type
Standard stereo phone jacks
20mW × 2 (into 32Ω load)
Output impedance
10 Ω
Dynamic range
ANALOG IN (AD): 92 dB typ (IHF-A)
PHONE OUT (DA): 102 dB typ (IHF-A)
MAIN OUT (DA): 106 dB typ (IHF-A)
Recording media
16MB–2GB SD cards, 4GB–32GB SDHC cards, 64GB–128GB
SDXC cards
MIDI IN/OUT
USB MIDI or MIDI over Bluetooth LE
Power
5V 1A AC adapter
Power consumption
Base Station: 1.25 W maximum
When powering Ring Controller: 4.5 W maximum
(including charging current)
External dimensions
260.0 mm (D) × 260.0 mm (W) × 64.0 mm (H)
Weight (main unit only)
990 g
Display
LCD
USB 2.0
(standard USB MIDI)
Interface
MIDI over
Bluetooth LE
2.0" full-color LCD (320×240)
Supported operating
systems
Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8 (including 8.1) or later,
Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Minimum specifications
Chipset that includes USB 2.0 as standard,
Intel Core i3 or faster CPU
Transmission speed
31.25 kbps (±1%) maximum
Latency
(with Ring Controller)
5–12.5 ms
Ring Controller
MIDI IN/OUT
MIDI over Bluetooth LE
Sensors
PAD pressure sensors, 3-axis accelerometer
Power
Lithium polymer rechargeable battery (DC4.2V maximum voltage,
3.7V nominal voltage, 450mAh 3.7V capacity), direct supply from
Base Station
Power consumption
When using battery: 2 W maximum
Recharging time
About 2.5 hours
Battery operation time
About 4.5 hours when LED brightness is Low
About 2.5 hours when LED brightness is High
(differs according to use conditions)
External dimensions
280.5 mm (D) × 280.5 mm (W) × 33.5 mm (H)
Weight (main unit only)
Trigger pads
Interface
MIDI over
Bluetooth LE
540 g
Number of pads
96
Velocity curves
4 types
Supported iOS devices
iPad devices running iOS 8.0 or later
Supported Macs
Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite or later
MacBook, iMac and Mac pro series computers that support BLE
transmission
Transmission speed
31.25 kbps (±1%) maximum
Latency
(with Base Station)
5–12.5 ms
Latency (iOS and Mac OS) 16.25–20 ms
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Appendix
Preset pattern list
Pattern
Pattern
Pattern name
No.
Pattern
Pattern name
No.
Pattern name
60
CHILL OUT A
119
FOOTWORK 3
2
PROGRESSIVE
61
CHILL OUT B
120
FOOTWORK 4
3
NEW TRAP
62
AMBIENT BEAT A
121
FOOTWORK 5
4
HARD DANCE
63
AMBIENT BEAT B
122
FOOTWORK 6
5
NEW REGGAETON
64
DUBSTEP BEAT A
123
FOOTWORK 7
6
TECHNO
65
DUBSTEP BEAT B
124
FOOTWORK 8
7
DUBSTEP
66
AMBIENT STEP A
125
FOOTWORK 9
8
TRIPLETS
67
AMBIENT STEP B
126
FOOTWORK 10
9
NEW JAZZ
68
AMBIENT TRAP A
127
BKLYN TECHNO 1
10
EURODANCE
69
AMBIENT TRAP B
128
BKLYN TECHNO 2
11
DRUM N BASS
70
LOW DOWN
129
BKLYN TECHNO 3
12
MINMAL
71
TRAP
130
BKLYN TECHNO 4
13
HIPHOP
72
BIG TRAP
131
BKLYN TECHNO 5
14
TRIBAL
73
HARD TRAP
132
BKLYN TECHNO 6
15
LA BEAT
74
SLAP TRAP
133
BKLYN TECHNO 7
16
AFROBEAT
75
ELECTRO TRAP
134
BKLYN TECHNO 8
17
ELECTRO
76
BELL TREES
135
BKLYN TECHNO 9
18
TRANCE
77
LIGHT MACHINE
136
BKLYN TECHNO 10
19
BROKENBEAT
78
OLD SCHOOL
137
DODGE 1
20
KUDURO
79
ELECTRO HIPHOP
138
DODGE 2
21
WORLD
80
OG
139
DODGE 3
22
NEW EU DANCE
81
BIG REVERB
140
DODGE 4
23
ELECTRIC HOUSE A
82
HARD N BASS
141
DODGE 5
24
ELECTRIC HOUSE B
83
DRUM N BASS A
142
DODGE 6
25
TECH HOUSE A
84
DRUM N BASS B
143
DODGE 7
26
TECH HOUSE B
85
FAST STEP A
144
BOUNCE 1
27
TECH HOUSE C
86
FAST STEP B
145
BOUNCE 2
28
STAR GATE
87
MOVING BASS
146
BOUNCE 3
29
FILTER HOUSE A
88
SESSION
147
BOUNCE 4
30
FILTER HOUSE B
89
JAZZY STYLE
148
BOUNCE 5
31
TRIBAL HOUSE A
90
ACO REGGAETON
149
BOUNCE 6
32
TRIBAL HOUSE B
91
REGGATON
150
BOUNCE 7
33
EURO HOUSE
92
LOW KICK A
151
BOUNCE 8
34
HOP HOUSE
93
LOW KICK B
152
BOUNCE 9
35
AMBIENT TECH A
94
AFRO TECH
153
TECHNO 1
36
AMBIENT TECH B
95
AFRO HARD TECH
154
TECHNO 2
37
PSY TRANCE A
96
YAY
155
TECHNO 3
38
PSY TRANCE B
97
DISCO 1
156
TECHNO 4
39
REPEAT A
98
DISCO 2
157
TECHNO 5
40
REPEAT B
99
DISCO 3
158
TRAP A 1
41
MELODIC TECHNO A
100
DISCO 4
159
TRAP A 2
42
MELODIC TECHNO B
101
DISCO 5
160
TRAP A 3
43
TRIBAL TECH
102
DISCO 6
161
TRAP A 4
44
BIG TECHNO
103
DISCO 7
162
TRAP A 5
45
SPRINGY TECH
104
DISCO 8
163
TRAP B 1
46
TECH STEP A
105
DISCO 9
164
TRAP B 2
47
TECH STEP B
106
DISCO 10
165
TRAP B 3
48
DREAMING A
107
DARK WAVE 1
166
TRAP B 4
49
DREAMING B
108
DARK WAVE 2
167
TRAP B 5
50
TRIBAL A
109
DARK WAVE 3
168
REGGAETON 1
51
TRIBAL B
110
DARK WAVE 4
169
REGGAETON 2
52
SAY YEAH A
111
DARK WAVE 5
170
REGGAETON 3
53
SAY YEAH B
112
DARK WAVE 6
171
REGGAETON 4
54
SAMPLING BEAT A
113
DARK WAVE 7
172
REGGAETON 5
55
SAMPLING BEAT B
114
DARK WAVE 8
381
PLAIN 1
56
FUTURE GROOVE A
115
DARK WAVE 9
382
PLAIN 2
57
FUTURE GROOVE B
116
DARK WAVE 10
383
PLAIN 3
58
FUTURE TRIBE
117
FOOTWORK 1
384
PLAIN 4
59
WHEREHOUSE
118
FOOTWORK 2
115
SAMPLE
SONG
DEEPHOUSE
GENRE 2
1
SONG
GENRE 2
GENRE 1
No.
Preset kit list
KIT No.
GENRE 1
GENRE 2
KIT name
KIT No.
KIT name
1
DEEPHOUSE
41
FUTURE GROOVE
2
RAINBOW
42
FUTURE TRIBE
3
TRAP LIGHTING
43
WHEREHOUSE
4
HARD DANCE
44
CHILL OUT
5
4 SPLIT
45
AMBIENT BEAT
6
TECHNO
46
DUBSTEP BEAT
7
DUBSTEP
47
AMBIENT STEP
8
EDM LIGHTING
48
AMBIENT TRAP
9
NEW JAZZ
49
LOW DOWN
10
4 RED COLORS
50
TRAP
11
4 BLUE COLORS
51
HARD N BASS
12
MINIMAL
52
ELECTRO TRAP
13
HIPHOP
53
BELL TREES
14
SNAKE
54
ELECTRO HIPHOP
15
TRIPLE SAW
55
OG
16
AFROBEAT
56
AMBIANT
17
ELECTRO
57
DRUM N BASS
18
TRANCE LIGHTING
58
SESSION
19
BROKENBEAT
59
ELECTRIC JAZZ
20
KUDURO
60
ACO REGGAETON
21
KALIMBA
61
REGGAETON
22
NEW EU DANCE
62
LOW KICK
23
ELECTRIC HOUSE
63
AFRO TECH
24
TECH HOUSE
64
AFRO HARD TECH
25
STAR GATE
65
YAY
26
FILTER HOUSE
66
DISCO
27
TRIBAL HOUSE
67
DARK WAVE
28
EURO HOUSE
68
FOOTWORK
29
HOP HOUSE
69
BKLYN TECHNO
30
AMBIENT TECH
70
DODGE
31
PSY TRANCE
71
NYC
32
PHASED SNARE
72
TECHNO SONG
33
MELODIC TECHNO
73
TRAP SONG
34
WORLD
74
H & N SONG
35
BIG TECHNO
75
HARD REGGAETON
36
SPRINGY TECH
76
HALF AND HALF
37
TECH STEP
77
TOUCH A PITCH
38
DREAMING
78
STEP MASTER
39
FUNKY
79
PLAY A KICK!
40
DEEP DARK
GENRE 2
SONG
SAMPLE
116
EDIT menu parameter lists
■Oscillator block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Type
See the Oscillator list
Oscillator list
Category Wave name
2Step Kick
BigBeat Kick
Blubber Kick
BreakBeat Kick
Breaks Kick
Classic Kick
Cyber Kick
DeepDark Kick
DeepHouse Kick
Disco Kick
D&B Kick
Dubstep Kick
EDM Kick
Electro Kick
EuroBeat Kick
EuroDance Kick
EuroTrance Kick
FrenchHouse Kick
Funk Kick
Hardcore Kick
HardHouse Kick
HardTechno Kick
HipHop Kick 1
HipHop Kick 2
Oldschool Kick
HR&HM Kick
Kick
Jazz Kick
Jungle Kick
Kicker Kick
Berlin Kick
D Kick
Muted Kick
Lounge Kick
MainRoom Kick
Minimal Kick
NuDisco Kick
ProgHouse Kick
R&B Kick
Reggae Kick
Reggaeton Kick
Rock Kick
Sub Kick
Synth Kick
Techno Kick
TechHouse Kick
Kit707 Kick
Kit808 Kick
Kit909 Kick
Trap Kick
TrapMe Kick
TribalHouse Kick
2Step RS
2Step Snare
BigBeat RS
BigBeat Snare
Breaks RS
Breaks Snare
Chicago Snare
Snare
DeepHouse Snare
DeepHouse RS
D&B RS
D&B Snare
Dubstep RS
Dubstep Snare 1
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Category Wave name
Dubstep Snare 2
EDM Snare
EDM RS
Electro RS
Electro Snare
EuroBeat RS
EuroBeat Snare
EuroDance RS
EuroDance Snare
EuroTrance RS
EuroTrance Snare
FlashBulb Snare
Future Snare
Garage Snare
Hardcore RS
Hardcore Snare
HardHouse RS
HardHouse Snare
HardTechno RS
HardTechno Snare
HH Snare
HipHop RS
HipHop Snare
HR&HM RS
HR&HM Snare
Jazz RS
Jazz Snare
Jazz Brush
Jungle RS
Jungle Snare
Snare
MainRoom Snare
Minimal RS
Minimal Snare
NuDisco RS
NuDisco Snare
ProgHouse RS
ProgHouse Snare
R&B RS
R&B Snare
Reggae RS
Reggae Snare
Reggaeton RS
Reggaeton Snare
Rock RS
Rock Snare
Gangsta Snare
South Snare
TechHouse RS
TechHouse Snare
Kit707 Snare
Kit808 Snare
Kit808 RS
Kit909 Snare
Kit909 RS
Trap RS
Trap Snare
TribalHouse RS
TribalHouse Snare
UK Snare
Vintage Snare
Building Clap
ClasRave Clap
Clap
Dance Clap
Disco Clap
117
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×
×
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×
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×
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×
×
×
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Category Wave name
D&B Clap
Breaks Clap
Electro Clap
Techno Clap 1
House Clap 1
HipHop Clap
Minimal Clap
House Clap 2
Techno Clap 2
NY Clap
Clap
Reggae Clap
Short Clap
SlapVerb Clap
Step Clap
Thug Clap
Kit707 Clap
Kit808 Clap
Kit909 Clap
Trance Clap
Trap Clap
Berlin CloseHH
Berlin OpenHH
Chicago Hi-Hat
ComputerNoise
DeadLeaser Hat
Disco CloseHH
Disco OpenHH
Dance CloseHH
Dance OpenHH
D&B CloseHH
D&B OpenHH
Breaks CloseHH
Breaks OpenHH
Electro CloseHH
Electro OpenHH
Techno CloseHH
Techno OpenHH
Feedback Hat
Garage Hat
GlitchTick Hat
HardHouse Hat
Standard OpenHH
Hihat
HipHop CloseHH
HipHop OpenHH
House CloseHH
House OpenHH
Minimal CloseHH
Minimal OpenHH
HR&HM CloseHH
HR&HM OpenHH
Jazz CloseHH
Jazz OpenHH
London Hat
Milano Hat
NY Hat
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R&B OpenHH
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Reggae OpneHH
Rock CloseHH
Rock OpenHH
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EDIT menu parameter lists (continued)
Category Wave name
Kit707 OpenHH
Kit808 CloseHH
Kit808 OpenHH
Kit909 CloseHH
Kit909 OpenHH
Hihat
Trance CloseHH 1
Trance OpenHH 1
Trance CloseHH 2
Trance OpenHH 2
Short Crash
Long Crash
Splash Cymbal
Disco Crash
Disco Ride
Dance Crash
Dance Ride
D&B Crash
D&B Ride
Breaks Crash
Breaks Ride
Electro Crash
Electro Ride
Techno Crash
Techno Ride
HipHop Crash
HipHop Ride
House Crash
House Ride
Cymbal Minimal Crash
Minimal Ride
HR&HM Crash
HR&HM Ride
Jazz Crash
Jazz Ride
R&B Crash
R&B Ride
Reggae Crash
Reggae Ride
Standard Ride
Rock Crash
Rock Ride
Kit707 Crash
Kit707 Ride
Kit808 Crash
Kit909 Crash
Kit909 Ride
Trance Crash
Trance Ride
80's Tom
Acoustic Tom 1
Acoustic Tom 2
DoubleElectro Tom
FrenchHouse Tom
Ind. Tribe Tom
Industry Tom
Long Tom
Tom
NewWave Tom
Noise Tom
Synth Tom
Kit707 Tom
Kit808 Tom
Kit909 Tom
Vintage Tom
BellTree
Bottle
BrightData
Cabasa Hit
Cabasa Shake
Percus- Castanets
CementClick
sion
Clave
Conga Open
Conga Close
Conga Slap
Cowbell
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Category Wave name
Darbuka
Davul Chember
Davul Dum
Davul Kasnak
Davul Tek
Djembe
Droplet
GlitchClave
Hi-Bongo
Lo-Bongo
Hi-Timbales
Lo-Timbales
Hi-Agogo
Lo-Agogo
IDM Prec.
LongGuiro
ShortGuiro
LongWhistle
Maracas
MouthPop
MuteCuica
MuteSurdo
MuteTriangle
OpenCuica
OpenSurdo
OpenTriangle
OrganicPrec.
Lo-Pop
PercusHi-Pop
sion
PlasticLid
Quijada
Quijada Hit
RimPercussion
Riq Doum
Riq Pa
Riq Tak
Shaker 1
Shaker 2
Shaker Hit
ShortData
ShortPercussion
ShortWhistle
Snap
SquishyZap
Sticks
SynthPercussion
Tabla Ge
Tabla Ke
Tabla Na
Tabla Te
Jingle
Tambourine
Timpani
Kit808 Cowbell
Vibraslap
WindChime
WoodBlock
Ai-Low House
Hey Trap
Female Oh
Male Oh
Oh Garage
Technologic Vox
U DeepHouse
VocalStab
Yah Dubstep
Voice
Male Ahaa
Male Ahaaw
AncientWisdom
Male Baaa
Male Che
Male ComeOn
Male Doh
Male Doo
Female Aan
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Category Wave name
Female Ah
Female Am
Female Haa
Female Ho
Female On
Female So
Female Yo
Female Your
Ghostly
Voice
Male Haa
Male Hey 1
Male Hey 2
Male Nahh
Male Ohooo
Male Paa
Male Wao
Male Whoo
Saw
Square
Pulse
Sine
Triangle
Saw + Square
Saw + Pulse
Saw + Sine
Saw + Triangle
Sine + Triangle
Saw Harmony
Square Harmony
Pulse Harmony
Sine Harmony
Triangle Harmony
Dual Saw
Dual Square
Dual Pulse
Dual Sine
Dual Triangle
Triple Saw
Triple Square
Triple Pulse
Triple Sine
Triple Triangle
Oct Saw
Oct Square
Oct Pulse
Synth
Oct Sine
Oct Triangle
Basic
Ring Saw
Ring Square
Ring Pulse
Ring Sine
Ring Triangle
Ring Dual Saw
Ring Dual Square
Ring Dual Pulse
Ring Dual Sine
Ring Dual Triangle
Ring Oct Saw
Ring Oct Square
Ring Oct Pulse
Ring Oct Sine
Ring Oct Triangle
FM Saw
FM Square
FM Pulse
FM Sine
FM Triangle
FM Dual Saw
FM Dual Square
FM Dual Pulse
FM Dual Sine
FM Dual Triangle
FM Oct Saw
FM Oct Square
FM Oct Pulse
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Category Wave name
FM Oct Sine
FM Oct Triangle
Sync Saw
Sync Square
Sync Pulse
Synth
Sync Sine
Sync Triangle
Basic
Sync Dual Saw
Sync Dual Square
Sync Dual Pulse
Sync Dual Sine
Sync Dual Triangle
AngerBass
DeepBass
DubstepDirtBass
FlatRicBass
SynthGarageFatBass
ParisBass
Bass
PulseButtomBass
SubspenseBass
VoiceBass
WarmSawBass
AirCloud
Alarm
AlienWarning
Arpness
BeatBang
BlackStar
BottleVox
Closer
CompuBlip
DangerZone
SynthFx
ElectricSwipe
EpicAir
ForcedAir
Lazer 1
Lazer 2
Lazer 3
LazerGun
MarsInvaders
MazG
NoiseFloor
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Category Wave name
Revange
SawDown
Shreakback
SirenFX
Spacer
StarGate
SynthFx
TrapBounce
TunyPluck
Twister
U Tone
WideFive
X Scape
1980sAnalog5ths
ClubChord
DecadeChord
DubstepStab
EdgeOfStab
EDM MinorChord
EDM Stab
FadeChord
FatMash
FatPad
FluteSpaceLead
FutureSax
LeadChord
LeadChordRave
LeadDirt
SynthHit
LeadDrop
LegacyChord
LowTech
MetalicPad
PartyChord
PlasticTube
PumpChord
RaggaTone
RaveLead
RaveStabLead
SimpleChord
StringBreath
SubyChord
SyncLift
TechChord
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Category Wave name
SynthHit TightAnalog5ths
AltoSax
AcousticBass
AcousticGuitar
Bell
BrassEnsemble
Clav
ElectricPiano
E.Bass Finger
E.Bass Pick
E.Bass Slap
ElectricGuitar
InstruDistGuitar
ment
GuitarFeedback
Basic
Kalimba
MajorPartials
MetalBell
MinorPartials
MutedStab
OldMovieMinor
Organ 1
Organ 2
Piano
StringsEnsemble
TenorSax
Brass Hit 1
Brass Hit 2
Cluster
E.Guitar 1
E.Guitar 2
Hammond
InstHit
Orchestra Hit
Piano Hit
PianoJazz Hit
Pulse
SlideOrgan
Strings Hit
*Built-in oscillator;
not sample-based
Block menu
Menu item
Setting value
Type List
See the Oscillator list
Pulse Width
1–99
■Noise block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Type
Off, White, Pink
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Level
–
–
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EDIT menu parameter lists (continued)
■Insert effect block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Type
See the Effects list Insert effects (→ P. 122)
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
See the Effects list Insert effects (→ P. 122)
Block menu
Menu item
Position
Setting value
Before Filter, After Filter
■Filter block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Type
LPF [-12dB], LPF [-24dB], BPF [-12dB], BPF [-24dB], HPF [-12dB], HPF [-24dB], Peaking Filter, Off
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Frequency
Resonance
Parameter 3
Level
20 Hz–20,000 Hz
0–100
0–100
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Level
Pan
–
0–100
L100–Center–R100
–
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Delay
Reverb
–
Off, Send
Off, Send
–
■Level/Pan block
Parameters
■Send effect block
Parameters
■LFO 1·and 2 blocks
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Destination
Pitch (applies to Osc), Level (Osc), Level (Noise), Filter Freq (applies to Filter), Level (Amp), Pan, Effect Param
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Rate
Depth
1–100, ♪ (Type 1)
0–100
Parameter 3
Type
Saw, Square, Pulse, Sin, Tri,
Random S&H, Stepper, After Touch
Note: See Tempo sync parameters for details about ♪ setting values. (→ P. 123)
120
EDIT menu parameter lists (continued)
Block menu
Menu item
Setting value
Edit on the Stepper Edit screen (→ P. 79)
Stepper Edit
Pulse Width (only when parameter 3 is set to Pulse)
1–99
■Level EG block
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Attack
Decay/Release
Sustain
0–100
0–100
0–100
■EG block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Destination
Off, Pitch, Level (OSC), Level (Noise), Filter Freq, Pan, Effect Param
Parameters
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Attack
Decay/Release
Sustain
0–100
0–100
0–100
Block menu
Menu item
Setting value
Depth
−100–+100
■PAD block (KEY layout only)
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Scale
Key
Parameter 3
Range
See "Changing the scale" (→ P. 28)
C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B
C-1–F3…C7–C8 (C)–B-1–E4…B7–C8 (B)
■Ring parameter block
Selection type
Selection knob selection
Type
Off, Pan, Pitch, Level
■Setting block
Parameters (in PAD layout)
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
LED Color
LED Animation
Mixer Group
Color selection
Off, Moire, Firework, Cross, Circulation, Rainbow
Off, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Mono/Poly
Glide (only when Mono selected)
–
Mono, Poly
0–100
–
Parameters (in KEY layout)
Block menu
Menu item
Setting value
MIDI Mapping
Channel: 1–16, Note: C-1–F#9
121
Effects lists
■Insert effects
Category
Type name
BitCrush
Distortion
Distortion
Chorus
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Bit
SMPL
Balance
4–16
0–50
0–100
Gain
Tone
Level
0–100
0–100
0–100
Depth
Rate
Mix
0–100
1–50
0–100
Rate
Color
Mix
1–50, ♪ (Type 1)
4STG, 8STG, inv 4, inv 8
0–100
Depth
Rate
Mix
0–100
0–50, ♪ (Type 1)
0–100
Frequency
Tone
Balance
1–50
0–10
0–100
Low
Mid
Hi
−12 to +12
−12 to +12
−12 to +12
Phaser
Modulation
Flanger
Ring Modulator
3Band EQ
Filter
TalkFilter
Sub Bass
Pumper
Dynamics
Compressor
Decay
Type
Balance
0–100
iA, UE, UA, oA
0–100
Frequency
Mix
–
30–250
0–100
–
Depth
Rate
–
0–100
♪ (Type 3)
–
Sense
Attack
Tone
0–10
Slow, Fast
0–10
Note: A maximum of 4 insert effects can be used at the same time.
■Global filter
Type name
LPF [-12dB], LPF [-24dB], BPF [-12dB],
BPF [-24dB], HPF [-12dB], HPF [-24dB],
Peaking Filter
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Frequency
Resonance
Level
20 Hz–20,000 Hz
0–100
0–100
■Delay
Type name
Mono Delay
Stereo Delay
Reverse Delay
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Time
Feedback
Mix
1–2000, ♪ (Type 2)
0–100
0–100
Time
Feedback
Mix
1–2000, ♪ (Type 2)
0–100
0–100
Time
Feedback
Mix
10–2000, ♪ (Type 2)
0–100
0–100
■Reverb
Type name
Hall, Room, Plate
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Decay
Tone
Mix
1–30
−12 to 6
0–100
Note: See Tempo sync parameters for details about ♪ setting values. (→ P. 123)
122
Effects lists (continued)
■Master effects
Category
Type name
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
Parameter name/setting value
BitCrush
Distortion
Distortion
Chorus
Phaser
Flanger
Modulation
Ring Modulator
Wah
AutoPan
Isolator
Filter
3Band EQ
Delay
Reverse Delay
Limiter
Dynamics
Compressor
Time manipulation
Glitter
Bit
SMPL
Balance
4–16
0–50
0–100
Gain
Tone
Level
0–100
0–100
0–100
Depth
Rate
Mix
0–100
1–50
0–100
Rate
Color
Mix
1–50, ♪ (Type 1)
4STG, 8STG, inv 4, inv 8
0–100
Depth
Rate
Mix
0–100
0–50, ♪ (Type 1)
0–100
Frequency
Tone
Balance
1–50
0–10
0–100
Frequency
–
–
1–50
–
–
Rate
Width
Clip
0–50, ♪ (Type 1)
0–10
0–10
Low
Mid
Hi
0–100
0–100
0–100
Low
Mid
Hi
−12 to +12
−12 to +12
−12 to +12
Hi Damp
Time
Feedback
10–2000, ♪ (Type 2)
0–100
0–10
Threshold
Ratio
Release
−24 to 0
1–54, ∞
0–10
Threshold
Ratio
Attack
−24 to 0
1–26
0–10
Type
Complex
Mix
1–8
0–100
0–100
· Only one master effect can be used by the unit at the same time.
· See Tempo sync parameters for details about ♪ setting values.
■Tempo sync parameters
When ♪ appears for a parameter or effect, it is a value that can be linked to the tempo.
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
32nd note
16th note
32nd note
16th note
Quarter note triplet
16th note
Quarter note triplet
Dotted 16th note
Quarter note triplet
Dotted 16th note
8th note
Dotted 16th note
8th note
Half note triplet
8th note
Half note triplet
Dotted 8th note
Half note triplet
Dotted 8th note
Quarter note
Dotted 8th note
Quarter note
Dotted quarter note
Quarter note
Dotted quarter note
Half note
Dotted quarter note
Half note
3 quarter notes
Half note
3 quarter notes
4 quarter notes
3 quarter notes
4 quarter notes
⋮
4 quarter notes
⋮
8 quarter notes
19 quarter notes
20 quarter notes
123
Ring Controller MIDI messages
■Ring Controller key numbers
The pads on the Ring Controller are assigned different key numbers. These key numbers are
expressed as a combination of Column and Row.
Ring direction (column)
28
27
26
29
30
31
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2
3
4
5
6
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21
20
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14
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When viewed from top (side with ARQ logo)
Circumference direction (row)
0 (inner ring 1, LED only)
1 (top ring)
2 (side ring)
3 (bottom ring)
4 (inner ring 1, LED only)
Example: 12x2
Column 12, Row 2
124
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■Session layout
This layout is designed for use with the Session View of Ableton Live.
You can use the Ring Controller to play clips and scenes and to control volume, panning and send
effects, for example.
Track
selection
15
7
14
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8
6
13
5
12
11
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16
4
⑱
② ⑲
③
⑳
④
㉑
⑤
⑥
3
⑧ ㉔
9 1
Color setting
㉒
⑦ ㉓
10 2
Master
track
Scene selection/
fader
⑨ ㉕
Set volume
⑩ ㉖
⑪
㉗
⑫
㉘
⑬
Set pan
Ⓓ
Ⓒ
Fader/pan
type switching
Track activation
Set Send A
Ⓑ
Set Send B
Ⓐ
⑯
㉙
⑭
⑮
㉚
㉛
Stop clip
Fader type lights green and pan type lights
orange.
Track selection
You can select tracks 1–16 and the master
track. Selected tracks light white.
rack activation setting
T
You can switch the selected track between
being active and muted. When active, the LED is
bright. When muted, the LED is dim.
Setting colors
You can set the Ring Controller LED colors.
1. Press a side ring pad to change the top ring
LED color.
2. While pressing a top ring pad, press a pad
for a track, a scene or volume, for example, to
change its color.
Stopping clips
You can stop playback of the clip on the
selected track.
Setting
volume, pan and sends A and B.
You can set the volume, panning and send
effects for the selected track. (Ⓐ–Ⓓ in the
illustration.)
Scene selection and fader/pan
While pressing a pad to set volume, pan or send
A or B, these pads function together as a fader
or pan control. At all other times, they select
scene numbers. (1–x in the illustration.)
Switching between fader and pan types
Operation of the right side of the Ring Controller
can be set independently to fader type or pan
type for setting volume, pan and sends A and B.
HINT
The functions above are a setting example.
125
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
Track Select/Stop/Active
Track
Number
MIDI Channel
Note Number
(Select, Stop, Active)
Clip Launch
Note Number
MIDI Channel
(1–x)
Fader/Pan Control
MIDI Channel
Control Change Number
(Ⓐ, Ⓑ, Ⓒ, Ⓓ)
1
12
0, 17, 18
16
0–31
16
3, 9, 14, 15
2
12
1, 19, 20
16
32–63
16
20, 27, 28, 29
3
12
2, 21, 22
16
64–95
16
30, 31, 35, 41
4
12
3, 23, 24
16
96–127
16
46, 47, 52, 53
5
12
4, 25, 26
15
0–31
15
3, 9, 14, 15
6
12
5, 27, 28
15
32–63
15
20, 27, 28, 29
7
12
6, 29, 30
15
64–95
15
30, 31, 35, 41
8
12
7, 31, 32
15
96–127
15
46, 47, 52, 53
9
12
8, 33, 34
14
0–31
14
3, 9, 14, 15
10
12
9, 35, 36
14
32–63
14
20, 27, 28, 29
11
12
10, 37, 38
14
64–95
14
30, 31, 35, 41
12
12
11, 39, 40
14
96–127
14
46, 47, 52, 53
13
12
12, 41, 42
13
0–31
13
3, 9, 14, 15
14
12
13, 43, 44
13
32–63
13
20, 27, 28, 29
15
12
14, 45, 46
13
64–95
13
30, 31, 35, 41
16
12
15, 47, 48
13
96–127
13
46, 47, 52, 53
master
12
16, 49, 50
12
96–127
12
3, 9, 14, 15
126
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■NOTE layout
This layout arranges notes on the pads like piano keys.
You can use U to change the octave.
Row
0
Column
1/2/3 (common)
d×2
d×1
At startup
u×1
u×2
u×3
0
20
32
44
56
68
80
1
21
33
45
57
69
81
2
22
34
46
58
70
82
3
23
35
47
59
71
83
4
24
36
48
60
72
84
5
25
37
49
61
73
85
6
26
38
50
62
74
86
7
27
39
51
63
75
87
8
28
40
52
64
76
88
9
29
41
53
65
77
89
10
30
42
54
66
78
90
11
31
43
55
67
79
91
12
32
44
56
68
80
92
13
33
45
57
69
81
93
14
34
46
58
70
82
94
15
35
47
59
71
83
95
16
36
48
60
72
84
96
17
37
49
61
73
85
97
18
38
50
62
74
86
98
19
39
51
63
75
87
99
20
40
52
64
76
88
100
21
41
53
65
77
89
101
22
42
54
66
78
90
102
23
43
55
67
79
91
103
24
44
56
68
80
92
104
25
45
57
69
81
93
105
26
46
58
70
82
94
106
27
47
59
71
83
95
107
28
48
60
72
84
96
108
29
49
61
73
85
97
109
30
50
62
74
86
98
110
31
51
63
75
87
99
111
Example: Pad at Column 12, Row 2 (when MIDI channel 1 selected)
The note number is 56 (38h) and the MIDI channel is 1 (00h).
· When this pad is tapped, "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch), "38h"
(Note Number) and the velocity are transmitted. The pad
also lights yellow when it is tapped.
· This pad will also light yellow if "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch),
"38h" (Note Number) and a velocity are transmitted to the
Ring Controller.
Column 12, Row 2
127
4
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■DRUM layout
This layout is designed for use with drum racks in DAW software. The pads on 1/4 of each ring correspond to one drum rack section.
You can use U to move groups of note numbers in the column direction.
Row
0
0
Column
1/3 (common)
2
1/3 (common)
u×2
52
2
1/3 (common)
56
36
2
1/3 (common)
At startup
u×1
40
20
2
d×1
24
4
8
1
53
57
37
41
21
25
5
9
2
54
58
38
42
22
26
6
10
3
55
59
39
43
23
27
7
11
4
60
64
44
48
28
32
12
16
5
61
65
45
49
29
33
13
17
6
62
66
46
50
30
34
14
18
7
63
67
47
51
31
35
15
19
8
68
72
52
56
36
40
20
24
9
69
73
53
57
37
41
21
25
10
70
74
54
58
38
42
22
26
27
11
71
75
55
59
39
43
23
12
76
80
60
64
44
48
28
32
13
77
81
61
65
45
49
29
33
14
78
82
62
66
46
50
30
34
15
79
83
63
67
47
51
31
35
16
84
88
68
72
52
56
36
40
17
85
89
69
73
53
57
37
41
18
86
90
70
74
54
58
38
42
19
87
91
71
75
55
59
39
43
20
92
96
76
80
60
64
44
48
21
93
97
77
81
61
65
45
49
22
94
98
78
82
62
66
46
50
23
95
99
79
83
63
67
47
51
24
100
104
84
88
68
72
52
56
25
101
105
85
89
69
73
53
57
58
26
102
106
86
90
70
74
54
27
103
107
87
91
71
75
55
59
28
108
112
92
96
76
80
60
64
29
109
113
93
97
77
81
61
65
30
110
114
94
98
78
82
62
66
31
111
115
95
99
79
83
63
67
Example: Pad at Column 12, Row 2 (when MIDI channel 1 selected)
The note number is 64 (40h) and the MIDI channel is 1 (00h).
· When this pad is tapped, "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch), "40h"
(Note Number) and the velocity are transmitted. The pad
also lights yellow when it is tapped.
· This pad will also light yellow if "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch),
"40h" (Note Number) and a velocity are transmitted to the
Ring Controller.
Column 12, Row 2
128
4
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■FADER layout
This lets you use the Ring Controller as faders. The pads on half of each ring comprise a single fader.
The transmitted MIDI messages are Control Change (number and specified value). You can change the
amount of time until the specified value is reached according to the velocity when pressing the pads.
Value
Control Change number
Column
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
0
1
Row
2
3
24
25
26
4
Column
23
22
21
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
0
Row
1–3 (common)
127
123
114
105
96
87
78
69
59
50
41
32
23
14
5
0
0
5
14
23
32
41
50
59
69
78
87
96
105
114
123
127
4
HINT
When the velocity is 127, it takes 20 milliseconds for the specified value to be reached.
When the velocity is 1, it takes 2 seconds for the specified value to be reached.
Example: Pad at Column 12, Row 2 (when MIDI channels 1 and 2 are selected)
The Control Change number is 25 (19h) and the MIDI channel
is 1 (00h).
· When this pad is tapped (gently) with a velocity of "b0h" (Control Change/MIDI ch), "19h" (Control Change Number) and the
"value" start to be transmitted. For two seconds, this message
will be continuously transmitted as the value changes. Transmission will stop when the value reaches 23. The pads at Row 2,
Column 12,
Column 12–15 will also light pink.
Row 2
· The Row 2, Column 12–15 pads will also light pink if "b0h"
(Control Change/MIDI ch), "19h" (Control Change Number) and "17h" are transmitted to the Ring
Controller.
129
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■PROGRAMMER mode
This mode allows you to program the LED lighting of each pad as you like.
Row
Column
0
1
2
3
4
0
0
0
32
64
32
1
1
1
33
65
33
2
2
2
34
66
34
3
3
3
35
67
35
4
4
4
36
68
36
5
5
5
37
69
37
6
6
6
38
70
38
7
7
7
39
71
39
8
8
8
40
72
40
9
9
9
41
73
41
10
10
10
42
74
42
11
11
11
43
75
43
12
12
12
44
76
44
13
13
13
45
77
45
14
14
14
46
78
46
15
15
15
47
79
47
16
16
16
48
80
48
17
17
17
49
81
49
18
18
18
50
82
50
19
19
19
51
83
51
20
20
20
52
84
52
21
21
21
53
85
53
22
22
22
54
86
54
23
23
23
55
87
55
24
24
24
56
88
56
25
25
25
57
89
57
26
26
26
58
90
58
27
27
27
59
91
59
28
28
28
60
92
60
29
29
29
61
93
61
30
30
30
62
94
62
31
31
31
63
95
63
2
1
1
1
2
MIDI Channel
Example: Pad at Column 12, Row 2 (when MIDI channels 1 and 2 are selected)
The note number is 44 (2ch) and the MIDI channel is 1 (00h).
· When this pad is tapped, "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch), "2ch"
Column 0,
(Note Number) and the velocity are transmitted.
Row 0
· This pad's LED will also light in the color corresponding to
the velocity if "90h" (Note on/MIDI ch), "2ch" (Note Number)
and a velocity are transmitted to the Ring Controller.
The LEDs of the top and bottom inner rings respond to MIDI
Column 12, Row 2
channel 2.
· The LED of the pad at Column 0, Row 0 will also light in
the color corresponding to the velocity if "91h" (Note on/MIDI ch), "00h" (Note Number) and a velocity are transmitted to the Ring Controller.
130
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■LED color designation
The pad LED colors can be changed according to transmitted velocity values.
0
7
64
71
8
56
127
63
Example: In PROGRAMMER mode if you send "90h" (note on/MIDI channel), "2ch" (note number) and
"88"(velocity) to the Ring Controller, the LED shown in the illustration will light green (color number 88).
Lit green
131
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■LED control
MIDI messages can be used to control the Ring Controller LEDs.
· Palette mode: Select colors from the color palette.
· RGB mode: Select colors by specifying R (Red 0–127), G (Green 0–127) and B (Blue 0–127) values.
· To turn an LED off, send a velocity of 0 or a note off message.
Lighting an LED at a specific position (key number designation, pallet mode)
Sys-Ex – F0h 52h <n> 6Fh 62h 0Ah <row> <column> <color> F7h
n:
row:
column:
color:
Sys-Ex MIDI channel
Row number (0-4)
Column number (0-31)
Color palette number (0-127)
Lighting an LED at a specific position (key number designation, RGB mode)
Sys-Ex – F0h 52h <n> 6Fh 62h 0Bh <row> <column> <Red> <Green> <Blue> F7h
n:
Sys-Ex MIDI channel
row:
Row number (0-4)
column:
Column number (0-31)
Red, Green, Blue: 0-127
Lighting pads at the same position on each ring (pallet mode)
Sys-Ex – F0h 52h <n> 6Fh 62h 0Ch <column> <color> F7h
n:
column:
color:
Sys-Ex MIDI channel
Column number (0-31)
Color palette number (0-127)
Lighting all LEDs on one ring (pallet mode)
Sys-Ex – F0h 52h <n> 6Fh 62h 0Dh <row> <color> F7h
n:
row:
color:
Sys-Ex MIDI channel
Row number (0-4)
Color palette number (0-127)
Lighting all LEDs (pallet mode)
Sys-Ex – F0h 52h <n> 6Fh 62h 0Eh <color> F7h
n:
color:
Sys-Ex MIDI channel
Color palette number (0-127)
132
Ring Controller MIDI messages (continued)
■Function buttons
Control changes are assigned to the function buttons.
Button
Number
UP
68h
DOWN
69h
DELAY
6ah
FILTER
6bh
STOP
6dh
PLAY
6eh
REC
6fh
REVERB
70h
MASTER FX
71h
· The DELAY, FILTER, STOP, PLAY, REC and REVERB buttons on the Ring Controller do not have
special functions assigned to them. You can use these buttons to control DAW software.
· If a control change message is received from DAW software, the LED of the corresponding button
will light.
133
MIDI implementation charts
■Base Station
[Aero RhythmTrak]
Model:AR-96 Base Station
MIDI Implementation Chart
Transmitted
Function ...
Recognized
Basic
Default
Channel Changed
x
x
1-16
x
Default
ModeMessages
Altered
1
x
******************
1
x
Note
Number x
******************
x
Velocity Note ON
Note OFF
x
x
o
v = 1 - 127
AfterKey’s
TouchCh’s
x
x
o
v = 1 - 127
Pitch Bend
x
x
Control
Change
x
x
Prog
ChangeTrue#
x
******************
x
System Exclusive
x
x
SystemSongpos
Common
Song Sel
Tune
x
x
x
x
x
x
SystemClock
RealtimeCommand
o
o
o
o
Aux
Local ON/OFF
Messages All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
True voice
Date: 10.June.2016
Version :1.00
Remarks
Notes
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
134
o: Yes
x: No
MIDI implementation charts (continued)
■Ring Controller
[Aero RhythmTrak]
Model: AR-96 Ring Controller
MIDI Implementation Chart
Transmitted
Function ...
Recognized
BasicDefault
ChannelChanged
1, 2
1-16
1, 2
1-16
Default
ModeMessages
Altered
x
x
******************
x
x
x
Note
Number
0-127
******************
0-127
******************
Velocity Note ON
Note OFF
o 9n, V=1-127
o 8n, V=0
o 9n, V=1-127
o 8n, V=0
After
Touch
o an, V=1-127
o dn, V=1-127
x
x
Pitch Bend
x
x
Control
Change
o
85, 86
102, 113
o
x
102, 113
x
******************
x
x
Prog
Change
True voice
Key's
Ch's
True #
System Exclusive
o
o
System
Song Pos
Common
Song Sel
Tune
x
x
x
x
x
x
SystemClock
Real Time Commands
x
x
x
x
Aux
Local ON/OFF
Messages All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Date :
9.June.2016
Version:1.00
Remarks
Accelerometer
Key LED
Notes
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
135
o: Yes
x: No
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