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Owner’s Manual
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland VS-1680 V-XPANDED
Digital Studio Workstation.
As the owner of the VS-1680 V-XPANDED, you can begin using all functions
immediately. Please read the V-XPANDED Owner’s Manual (this document) together
with the VS-1680 Owner’s Manual (three volumes).
If you purchased the V-XPANDED system Zip disk, refer to this manual and upgrade
the system software of VS-1680 (to add the V-XPANDED functions). Then, read the VXPANDED Owner’s Manual (this document) together with the VS-1680 Owner’s
Manual (three volumes).
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trademarks of their respective owners.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents .............................3
Precautions ...................................................................4
Added functionality
(main features) .............................................................5
Mixdown using the VS-1680 alone......................5
Additional effect algorithms ................................5
Automix editing functionality .............................5
Enhanced support for
CD-R/CD-RW drives ............................................5
Enhanced operations .............................................5
Enhanced screen display ......................................5
Expanding the functionality of the
VS-1680 .............................................6
If you purchased the
VS-1680 V-XPANDED...........................................6
If you purchased the
V-XPANDED system program Zip disk ............6
Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks
(Mastering Room).............................8
Added mastering tracks .............................................8
Mixing down to the mastering tracks.......................8
Mixdown shortcut 1 ............................................10
Mixdown shortcut 2 ............................................10
Playing back the mastering tracks ..........................10
Mixing down while inserting effects ......................11
New effects algorithms ..................14
Making the volume consistent for each frequency
band
(Mastering Tool Kit) ..................................................14
EQ (Equalizer) ......................................................14
BCut (Bass-cut filter)............................................15
Enh (Enhancer).....................................................15
In (Input) ...............................................................15
Exp (Expander).....................................................15
Cmp (Compressor) ..............................................16
Mix (Mixer) ...........................................................16
Lmt (Limiter) ........................................................16
Out (Output).........................................................16
Modeling various speakers (Speaker Modeling) ..17
SpMod (speaker modeling) ................................17
BCut (Bass-cut filter)............................................17
LFT/HFT (Frequency trimmer).........................17
Lmt (Limiter) ........................................................18
Effective ways to use speaker modeling ..........18
Editing an automix .........................19
Erasing data from a specific area (Erase) ...............19
Copying data to another location (Copy) ..............20
Smooth data transitions (Gradation) ......................21
Increasing or decreasing all data values (Shift/
Expand) .......................................................................23
Creating an audio CD ...............................................25
Creating silence between songs (Disc At Once
and Track At Once)..............................................25
Specifying the writing speed (Speed) ...............25
Song writing procedure ......................................25
Saving a song to a CD-RW disc (Backup) ..............27
Checking whether the song was saved correctly
(+Verify) ................................................................27
Specifying the speed of saving (Speed) ............27
Backup procedure ................................................27
Restoring songs from a
CD-RW disc (Recover) ..............................................28
Specifying the speed of recovery (Speed).........28
Recovery procedure.............................................28
Enhancements related to operation .
30
Shortcut to the Phrase Edit window .......................30
Creating a new phrase (Phrase New) .....................30
Sorting the take list (Sort) ...................................30
Deleting a take (Delete) .......................................31
Naming a take (Name) ........................................32
Dividing a phrase
(Phrase Divide/Split) ................................................33
Automatically dividing a phrase (Phrase Divide)
33
Dividing a phrase into two parts (Phrase Split) ..
34
Using the MONITOR knob to adjust the pan
(MONITOR knob +[SELECT]).................................35
Linking the faders of two or more channels
(Fader Group)............................................................36
Copying mixer settings.............................................37
Shift Lock on/off ([SHIFT]+[YES]) .........................38
Removing direct current offset from the mix bus.38
Enhancements to the display and
specifications .................................39
Checking inserted effects (Icon and Patch Name
display)........................................................................39
Checking effects that cannot be used in other
channels (Effect insertion location display) ...........39
Switching the Song Select window (List display).40
Easy Routing ..............................................................40
Additional template (Mastering) .......................40
Immediate application of step-edited changes41
Settings not stored in a scene (Monitor Level) ......41
Master Send switch display has been changed
(PanÆMIX) .................................................................41
Index ................................................42
Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CDRW drive..........................................25
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Precautions
● Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the data stored on a Zip disk or other form of media
once it has been erased, initialized, or otherwise lost. Roland Corporation assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
● Zip disks contain a plastic disk with a thin coating of magnetic storage medium. Microscopic
precision is required to store large amounts of data on such a small surface area. To preserve their
integrity, please observe the following when handling Zip disks:
❍Never touch the magnetic medium inside the disk.
❍Do not use or store ZIP disks in dirty or dusty areas.
❍Do not subject ZIP disks to temperature extremes (e.g., direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle).
Recommended temperature range: -22 to 51 °C (-7.6 to 123.8 °F).
❍Do not expose Zip disks to strong magnetic fields, such as those generated by loudspeakers.
● The identification label should be firmly affixed to the disk. Should the label come loose while the
disk is in the drive, it may be difficult to remove the disk.
● Store all disks in a safe place to avoid damaging them, and to protect them from dust, dirt, and
other hazards. By using a dirty or dust-ridden disk, you risk damaging the disk, as well as causing
the disk drive to malfunction.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or contents of this package are subject
to change without prior notice.
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Added functionality
(main features)
- The faders of two or more channels can be adjusted as a
Mixdown using the VS-1680
alone
- In Play condition, Shift Lock can be turned on/off directly
While playing back sixteen tracks, you can mixdown to any
two tracks of the 256 V-tracks (Mastering Room). This is
group (Fader Group: p. 36).
- Level and EQ settings of a channel can be copied (p. 37).
([SHIFT]+[YES]: p. 38).
- Direct current offset can be removed from the mix bus
(p. 38).
convenient when you wish to prepare tracks for mastering,
Enhanced screen display
such as when you are producing an original audio CD (p. 8).
- Inserted effects can be viewed as icons and patch names
Additional effect algorithms
- Insertion positions of effects that have been inserted in
- A compressor (an effect that makes the volume more
consistent) can be applied independently to individual
frequency bands (Mastering Tool Kit) (p. 14).
- A Speaker Modeling effect has been added, allowing you
to apply the acoustical characteristics of a variety of
speakers (p. 17).
Automix editing functionality
Automix data (such as the level or pan of each channel, and
effect patch numbers) can be edited in a specified area by
(p. 39).
other channels are displayed (p. 39).
- A list display is provided in the Song Select window
(p. 40).
- A template (mastering) has been added to Easy Routing
(p. 40).
- The results of step editing in Easy Routing are applied
immediately (p. 41).
- The monitor level is no longer stored in a scene (p. 41).
- The Master Send switch display has been changed (p. 41).
deleting, copying, or increasing/decreasing the data values
(p. 19).
Enhanced support for
CD-R/CD-RW drives
- When producing an original audio CD, you can specify
the speed of writing (p. 25).
- When performing a CD-R Backup, you can check whether
the data was saved correctly (+Verify: p. 27).
- When performing a CD-R Backup, you can specify the
speed of the backup (p. 25).
- When performing a CD-R Recover, you can specify the
speed of the recover (p. 28).
Enhanced operations
- In Play condition you can select a phrase for editing, and
directly display the Phrase Edit window (p. 30)
- In the Phrase New window, you can sort the Take List
(Sort: p. 30).
- In the Phrase New window, you can delete a take from the
Take List (Delete: p. 31).
- In the Phrase New window, you can change the name of a
take in the Take List (Name: p. 32)
- Phrases can be divided automatically (Phrase Divide:
p. 33).
- The MONITOR knob can be used to adjust the pan of each
channel (MONITOR knob + [SELECT]: p. 35).
5
Expanding the functionality of the
VS-1680
There are several ways in which the new functions can be
disk drives.
added to the VS-1680. Please read the section that applies to
your VS-1680.
fig.1-01
NOTE
After you have upgraded the VS-1680, you can continue using the
hard disk that you are currently using without any changes. It is
not necessary to initialize the hard disk. However, as a precaution
against unforeseen accidents, we recommend that you back up your
song data before performing the upgrade.
If you purchased the
VS-1680 V-XPANDED
If you purchased the VS-1680 V-XPANDED, you need not
perform any procedure. Skip this section and begin reading
Chapter 2 (p.8).
If you purchased the
V-XPANDED system program
Zip disk
4. Turn on the power of the SCSI zip drive.
5. Insert the VS-1680 V-XPANDED system program Zip
disk into the SCSI Zip drive.
6. Connect the power cable to the VS-1680.
7. Turn on the rear panel power switch of the VS-1680.
fig.1-02
You can use the V-XPANDED system program Zip disk to
add the V-XPANDED functionality to your VS-1680. Prepare
the following items.
- VS-1680
- SCSI Zip drive
- VS-1680 V-XPANDED system program Zip disk
8. Wait for the display to prompt “Update System
Program?” and then press [YES].
fig.1-03
NOTE
The V-XPANDED system program Zip disk contains a program
which installs the software update. Be careful not to initialize it on
the VS-1680.
1. Make sure that the power is turned off on all devices.
NOTE
To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices,
always turn down the volume, and turn off the power on all devices
before making any connections.
2. Disconnect all cables that were connected to the VS-1680.
MEMO
If this display does not appear, the VS-1680 was not able to
recognize the Zip disk. Turn off the power, re-insert the disk
correctly, and turn the power on once again.
9. A message will ask whether you wish to keep the user
settings that are stored in your VS-1680. Press [YES] and
proceed to step 11. If you wish to initialize (erase) the
user settings, press [NO], and proceed to step 10.
3. Connect the SCSI Zip drive to the VS-1680. On the back
follows.
to ’on’.
- Easy routing (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 41)
NOTE
Have only the SCSI Zip drive connected. Do not connect any other
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The user settings that can be left in the VS-1680 are as
of the Zip drive, make sure the termination switch is set
- Effect user patches (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 110)
- Alarm function message
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 193)
Expanding the functionality of the VS-1680
fig.1-04
MEMO
Subsequently, when starting up the VS-1680, you will not
need the V-XPANDED system program Zip disk. Keep this
Zip disk in a safe location that is not excessively warm. The
V-XPANDED system program Zip disk cannot be used on
any device other than the VS-1680.
10. If you pressed [NO] in step 9, an additional message will
ask you to confirm. If you wish to erase (initialize) the
user settings, press [YES]. If you press [NO] you will
return to step 9.
fig.1-05
11. The expansion procedure will begin. Please wait for
approximately 30 seconds.
NOTE
You must never under any circumstances turn off the
power until the function expansion procedure has been
completed. Doing so could damage the VS-1680 system.
fig.1-06
12. Once the following message appears, you may turn off
the power. Verify that this message has appeared, and
then turn off the rear panel power switch.
fig.1-07
13. Turn on the power once again. Verify on the display that
the system software is now 2.00 or higher.
fig.1-08
7
Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks
(Mastering Room)
From the 256 V-tracks you can now select any two tracks,
and mixdown to these two tracks as you play back 16 tracks
simultaneously.
Added mastering tracks
Mixing down to the
mastering tracks
Here’s how to select the mastering tracks, and perform a
mixdown.
Until now, you had to use an external DAT recorder or MD
recorder if you wanted to mixdown a song that used all
NOTE
sixteen tracks. For example if you wanted to produce an
The operation of playing back 16 tracks while you mixdown to the
original audio CD, you needed to first mixdown to an
mastering tracks (two tracks) is significantly affected by the speed
external recorder (DAT or MD), and then re-record that song
of the hard disk. For this reason, depending on the structure of the
onto the VS-1680.
song data (sampling rate and recording mode, or when punch-in/
fig.2-01
out is used frequently, etc.), or depending on the drive that you use,
the display may indicate “Drive Busy,” and the operation may not
VS-1680
Track 1--16
Digital Out
Select
L R
MIX
L R
MASTER OUT
DAT
take place correctly. In order to take full advantage of the
MD
can be recorded/played simultaneously, and the
VS-1680’s potential, such as the number of tracks that
MIX
Sw
TR1
MASTER
DIGITAL OUT
recording capacity, we recommend that you use a hard
disk which capacity is 2.1 GB or more.
Now, “Mastering tracks” equivalent to this external recorder
1. Press [MASTER].
(DAT or MD) are provided on the VS-1680 itself.
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F6] indicates “M.Tr,” and then
fig.2-02
press [F6 (M.Tr)].
VS-1680
fig.2-03
Track 1--16
TR1
MIX
L R
Mastering
Track
MIX
Sw
TR15-16
Digital Out
Select
L R
MASTER OUT
TR16-16
MASTER
DIGITAL OUT
Any two of the 256 V-tracks can be assigned for use as the
mastering tracks. With the factory settings, V-track 16 of
tracks 15/16 (i.e., 15-16 and 16-16) are assigned as the
mastering tracks.
For example, you can play back V-tracks 1-1, 2-1, 3-1...15-1,
and 16-1 (a total of 16 tracks), and record the result on
V-tracks 15-16 and 16-16 (a total of two tracks).
MEMO
When the Recording mode (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 58)
is set to “MAS (mastering),” you can play back V-tracks 1-1,
2-1, 3-1...7-1, and 8-1 (a total of 8 tracks), and record on
V-tracks 7-16 and 8-16 (a total of two tracks). Tracks 9–16
cannot be used.
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3. Press [ENTER (YES)].
4. Press [
], [
], [
], or [
] to move the cursor.
Use the TIME/VALUE dial to specify the value for each
parameter.
fig.2-04
Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks (Mastering Room)
Status
Specify the status of the mastering tracks. For this example,
MEMO
Depending on the After Rec (After Recording) setting or on
select “Off.”
Off:
The mastering tracks will not be used.
the location relative to other markers, the display may
Rec:
Play back tracks 1–16 while recording them to the
indicate “Can’t Set Marker,” and the track number marker
mastering tracks.
may not be assigned.
Play: Play back the mastering tracks. The sound of tracks
1–16 will not be output from the MASTER jacks.
5. Hold down [STOP], and press the [STATUS] button for
all tracks (1–15/16) that you wish to mixdown. The
STATUS indicators will light green.
MEMO
For details on the signal flow (routing) at this time, refer to
fig.2-06
Signal flow (routing) (p. 10).
Trk L (track L)
Trk R (track R)
Select the two V-tracks (L and R) that will be assigned as
mastering tracks. When a new song is created, V-track 16 of
tracks 15/16 (15-16, 16-16) will be assigned as the mastering
tracks.
6. Press [FADER] so that the TR (track) indicator lights.
fig.2-07.e
After Rec (after recording)
Specify the time location of the mastering track to which the
mixdown will be recorded. When creating an original audio
CD, it is usually best to select “to ZERO.”
Dark
Lit
Place the data starting at 00h00m00s00f
to ZERO:
to last Phrs:0S: Place the data after the end of the last
7. Press [PLAY]. The song will play back.
phrase in the mastering tracks.
to last Phrs:2S: Place the data two seconds after the end of
the last phrase in the mastering tracks.
to last Phrs:4S: Place the data four seconds after the end of
the last phrase in the mastering tracks.
Place the data at the time location at which
Stay HERE:
8. Raise and lower the master fader, and verify that the
volume of each track changes.
MEMO
The sound that passes through the master fader will be
recorded on the mastering tracks. In order to record at the
it was actually recorded.
optimal audio quality, you should normally set this to the
fig.2-05.e
0 dB position.
Mixdown
Phrase
Original
Phrase
0
9. Use the channel faders (1–15/16) to adjust the volume
Time
balance of each track. At this time the sound that is being
to ZERO
to LastPhrs:0s
output from the MASTER jacks (volume levels, panning)
to LastPhrs:2s
will be recorded to the mastering tracks. It is best to set
0
Time
0
to LastPhrs:0s
Time
0
Time
the volume as high as possible without causing the
Stay HERE
volume to distort.
0
Time
0
Time
10. When you have finished adjusting the volume, press
Marker
If this is turned “On,” a track number marker will
automatically be assigned to the beginning of the phrase that
is mixed down. Normally you will set this “On.”
[STOP].
11. Move to the location at which you wish to begin the
mixdown (such as 00h00m00s00f).
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Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks (Mastering Room)
12. Use the cursor buttons and the Value dial to change the
"Status" of the tracks for mastering to “Rec.”
] or [
] to move the
cursor to “L:” or “R:,” and rotate the TIME/VALUE dial.
13. Press [REC]. The REC indicator will light in red.
14. Press [PLAY]. The PLAY indicator will light in green,
and recording will begin.
Mixdown shortcut 2
The “Status” of the mastering tracks can also be set as
follows.
15. When you finish recording, press [STOP].
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
Signal flow (routing)
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F6] indicates “M→***” (*** is either
fig.2-08
Rec, Ply, or Off).
Track 1--16
TR1
4. Select the V-tracks. Use [
MIX
L R
Mastering
Track
MIX
Sw
TR15-16
TR16-16
fig.2-11
MASTER OUT
MONITOR OUT
MASTER
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
Mixdown shortcut 1
The “Status” of the assigned mastering tracks/V-tracks can
also be set as follows.
1. Press [MASTER].
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F6] indicates “M.Tr,” and then
press [F6 (M.Tr)].
fig.2-03
3. Press [F6] to cycle between “M→Rec” → “M→Play” →
“M→Off.” The current status of the mastering tracks will
be shown by the level meters in the display.
fig.2-12.e
Off
Record wait Status
Playback Status
3. Select the status of the mastering tracks. Make sure that
the cursor is located at “Stat,” and then rotate the
TIME/VALUE dial.
fig.2-10
Playing back the mastering
tracks
Here’s how you can verify the audio that was mixed down to
the mastering tracks. Tracks 1–16 will not be played back.
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F6] indicates “M→***” (*** is either
Rec, Ply, or Off).
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Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks (Mastering Room)
6. Press [PLAY]. The mastering tracks will play back. Use
fig.2-11
the master fader to adjust the volume to a comfortable
listening level.
At this time, the function buttons will function as follows
(Owner’s Manual, p. 182).
[F1 (ZOOM+)]: Enlarges the playlist display in the track
direction (three levels).
[F2 (ZOOM-)]: Reduces the playlist display in the track
direction (three levels).
[F3 (←→)]:
3. Press [F6] to cycle between “M→Rec” → ”M→Play” →
”M→Off.” The current status of the mastering tracks can
[F4 (→←)]:
Reduces the playlist display in the time
direction (five levels).
be viewed in the level meter in the display. For this
example, select “M→Off” (playback status: pressing [F6]
Enlarges the playlist display in the time
direction (five levels).
[F5 (WAVE)]: Display the sound level (waveform) that is
recorded in the tracks.
once again will select Off).
fig.2-12.e
7. When playback ends, press [STOP].
Off
Record wait Status
Playback Status
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
Signal flow (routing)
fig.2-16
Track 1--16
TR1
MIX
L R
Mastering
Track
MIX
Sw
TR15-16
MASTER OUT
MONITOR OUT
TR16-16
MASTER
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
Mixing down while inserting
effects
MEMO
If a separately sold VS8F-2 effect expansion board is
For details on the signal flow at this time, refer to Signal flow
installed, you can insert effects while you mixdown.
(routing) (p. 11).
4. Move to the location at which you started the mixdown.
MEMO
While performing a mixdown, it is common to insert an
5. Press [
] so that you can view the playlist of the
mastering tracks.
fig.2-15
effect such as a parametric equalizer or a compressor. For
this example, we will insert the Mastering Tool Kit (EFX1: a
newly added algorithm; p. 14) to adjust the overall volume
balance as we mixdown.
1. Press [MASTER].
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F6] indicates “M.Tr,” and then
press [F6 (M.Tr)].
MEMO
If the bottom line of the display is surrounded by a heavy
line, you can also use the TIME/VALUE dial to check the
playlist of the mastering tracks.
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Mix 16 tracks down to 2 tracks (Mastering Room)
8. Use [
fig.2-03
], [
], [
], and [
] to move the cursor.
Use the TIME/VALUE dial to make settings.
fig.2-20.e
Effect Insert Switch
3. Press [ENTER (YES)].
4. Use [
], [
], [
], and [
] to move the cursor
Insert Return Level
Insert Send Level
to “Status.”
fig.2-18
EFX1 (effect insert switch 1)
Select how the effect will be connected.
Off:
The effect will not be inserted.
Ins:
The stereo effect will be inserted into both channels.
The inserted effects are shown as icons and as patch
names (up to ten characters).
5. Select the “Status” of the mastering tracks. Rotate the
Snd (effect send level)
Adjust the volume level of the signal that is sent to the
TIME/VALUE dial.
insertion effect (-42–6 dB). By default, this will be “0 dB.”
Status
Specify the status of the master tracks. For this example select
Rtn (effect return level)
“Off.”
Off:
The mastering tracks will not be used.
Rec:
Play back tracks 1–16 and record on the mastering
Adjust the volume level of the signal that is output from the
insertion effect (-42–6 dB). By default, this will be “0 dB.”
9. Press [F1 (EFX1)].
tracks.
Play: Play back the mastering tracks. The sound of tracks
1–16 will not be output from the MASTER jacks.
10. Press [F2 (Sel)].
11. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to move the cursor to the
MEMO
effect that you wish to use. For this example, select an
For details on the signal flow (routing) at this time, refer to
effect such as “P210 MTK:Mixdown.”
fig.2-21
Signal flow (routing) (p. 13).
6. Use [
], [
], [
], and [
] to move the cursor
to “EFXIns.”
fig.2-19
12. After selecting an effect, press [F4 (Exec)].
13. Press [F6 (EXIT)].
7. Press [ENTER (YES)].
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14. Hold down [STOP], and press [STATUS] for all tracks
(1–15/16) that you wish to mixdown. The STATUS
indicator will light in green.
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
Signal flow (routing)
fig.2-24
Track 1--16
fig.2-06
TR1
EFX (Insert)
MIX
L R
Mastering
Track
MIX
Sw
TR15-16
TR16-16
MASTER OUT
MONITOR OUT
MASTER
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
15. Press [FADER] so that the TR (track) indicator lights.
fig.2-07.e
Dark
Lit
16. Press [PLAY]. The song will play back.
17. Raise and lower the master fader, and verify that the
volume of each track changes.
MEMO
The sound that has passed through the master fader will be
recorded on the mastering tracks. In order to record at the
optimal audio quality, you will normally set the master
fader to 0 dB.
18. Use the channel faders (1–15/16) to adjust the volume
balance of the tracks. At this time, the sound (volume
level and pan) that is output from the MASTER jacks will
be recorded “as is” to the mastering tracks. Adjust the
volume to as high a level as possible without causing
distortion.
19. When you are finished adjusting the volume, press
[STOP].
20. Move to the time location at which you wish to begin the
mixdown (e.g., 00h00m00s00f).
21. Change the “Status” of the mastering tracks to “Rec.”
22. Press [REC]. The REC indicator will light in red.
23. Press [PLAY]. The PLAY indicator will light in green,
and recording will begin.
24. When you finish recording, press [STOP].
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New effects algorithms
When the VS8F-2 effects expansion board is installed, the
fig.3-03
following effects algorithms will be added.
Gain
+
- Making the volume consistent for each frequency band
Gain
+
EQ Low (Shlv)
EQ High (Shlv)
(Mastering Tool Kit) (p. 14)
- Modeling various speakers (Speaker Modeling) (p. 17)
Making the volume
consistent for each
frequency band
(Mastering Tool Kit)
0
0
Freq
Freq
-
-
Gain
+
This is a compressor that can be applied
Gain
+
EQ (Peak)
0
Q (0.3 – 16)
0
Freq
Freq
independently to each frequency band (high, mid,
and low ranges). When mastering to MD or DAT,
or when using a CD-R disc to produce your own original
-
-
audio CDs, this allows you to master at the optimal level.
Sw (Switch)
fig.3-02
Turns the equalizer on/off.
Equalizer
Bass Cut
Enhancer
Input
R
InputG (Input gain)
H
L
EQ
BCut
Enh
In
Off, On
M
L
-24–+12dB
Adjusts the overall volume level of the signal before entering
the equalizer.
Low Type Shlv, Peak
High Type Shlv, Peak
Selects the type of the low range (Low) and high range
Expander Compressor
(High) equalizer. (Shlv: shelving type, Peak: peaking type).
Mixer
Exp
Cmp
Mix
Exp
Cmp
Mix
Exp
Cmp
Mix
L
+
R
Low Gain -12–+12dB
LoMid Gain (Low middle gain) -12–+12dB
HiMid Gain (High middle gain) -12–+12dB
High Gain (High gain) -12–+12dB
Adjust the gain (the amount of boost or cut) for each
equalizer band.
Limiter
Output
Lmt
Out
NOTE
Low Freq (Low frequency)
20–2,000Hz
LoMid Freq (Low middle frequency)
20–8,000Hz
HiMid Freq (High middle frequency)
20–8,000Hz
High Freq (High frequency) 1.4–20kHz
The mastering tool kit can be used in either EFX1 or EFX3. When
Adjust the center frequency of each equalizer band.
you use it, EFX2/EFX4 will be unavailable.
Low Q (Low Q) 0.3–16
LoMid Q (Low middle Q)
0.3–16
HiMid Q (High middle Q) 0.3–16
High Q (High Q) 0.3–16
EQ (Equalizer)
This is a four-band equalizer with low, low-mid, high-mid,
and high ranges.
Adjust the width of the area around the center frequency
(Freq) that will be affected by the Gain. As these values are
raised, a narrower range will be affected.
Lvl (Level)
-24–+12dB
Adjusts the overall volume of the signal that has passed
through the equalizer.
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New effects algorithms
BCut (Bass-cut filter)
This removes unwanted low-frequency components, such as
fig.3-04
Level
L-SplitP
H-SplitP
pop noise.
Sw (Switch)
Low
Off, On
Mid
High
Turns the bass-cut filter on/off.
Freq (Frequency)
Thru, 20–2,000Hz
Freq
Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the bass-cut filter.
Enh (Enhancer)
This effect adds a phase-shifted signal to the original signal,
Exp (Expander)
This effect restricts the output by a specific ratio when lowlevel signals are input.
enhancing the presence of the sound, and bringing it to the
fig.3-05
foreground.
Out
Sw (Switch)
Threshold
Off, On
Turns the enhancer on/off.
Sens (Sensitivity)
0–100
Adjusts the degree to which the enhancer will respond to the
volume of the input signal.
Freq (Frequency)
1.0–10.0kHz
Adjusts the frequency at which the enhancer will begin to
take effect. The effect is applied at frequencies above the
1:1
1:2
In
Ratio
specified value.
MixLvl (Mix level)
-24–+12dB
Sw (Switch)
Off, On
Adjusts the amount of effect sound that will be added to the
Turns the expander on/off.
original sound.
Low Thre (Low threshold) -80–0dB
Mid Thre (Middle threshold) -80–0dB
High Thre (High threshold) -80–0dB
In (Input)
Specify the level at which the expander will begin to take
The input signal is divided into three parts by frequency
band.
InputG (Input gain)
-24–+12dB
Adjusts the overall volume level of the signal before it enters
the expander (Exp) and compressor (Cmp).
D-Time (Detect time)
0–10ms
If the original signal is slightly delayed before being input,
the expander/compressor will be able to use more
processing time, and can adjust the level more appropriately.
Adjusts the time by which the original signal is delayed.
The output signal from the Mastering Tool Kit is delayed by
the time set here.
L-SplitP (Low split point) 20–800Hz
H-SplitP (High split point) 1.6–16kHz
Specify the frequencies at which the original signal will be
split into three parts.
effect.
Low Ratio 1:1–1:16, 1:INF
Mid Ratio 1:1–1:16, 1:INF
High Ratio
1:1–1:16, 1:INF
Adjust the ratio by which the output is restricted when the
input level is below the threshold level.
Low Atck (Low attack) 0–100ms
Mid Atck (Middle attack) 0–100ms
High Atck (High attack)
0–100ms
Adjust the time from when the input level falls below the
threshold level until the expander begins to take effect.
Low Rel (Low release) 50–5,000ms
Mid Rel (Middle release) 50–5,000ms
High Rel (High release) 50–5,000ms
Adjust the time from when the input level exceeds the
threshold level until the expander effect is bypassed.
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New effects algorithms
Cmp (Compressor)
fig.3-06b
In
When a high-level signal is input, this effect restricts the
output at a specified ratio.
Threshold
fig.3-06
Out
Threshold
1:1
Time
Out
1:2
Release
Threshold
1:INF
Ratio
Time
In
Sw (Switch)
NOTE
Off, On
The compressor provides threshold (Thre) and Ratio settings that
Turns the compressor on/off.
automatically adjust a signal to the optimal level. Since
Low Thre (Low threshold) -24–0dB
Mid Thre (Middle threshold) -24–0dB
High Thre (High threshold) -24–0dB
lengthening the attack (Atck) may cause distortion, a -6 dB margin
is provided. Adjust the mixer (Mix) level as necessary.
Specify the level at which the compressor will begin to take
Mix (Mixer)
effect.
Adjusts the volume for each of the three frequency bands
Low Ratio 1:1–1:16, 1:INF
Mid Ratio 1:1–1:16, 1:INF
High Ratio 1:1–1:16, 1:INF
that were divided.
Adjust the ratio by which the output will be restricted when
the input level exceeds the threshold level.
Low Lvl (Low level) -80–+6dB
Mid Lvl (Middle level) -80–+6dB
High Lvl (High level) -80–+6dB
These adjust, for each band, the volume level of the signal
Low Atck (Low attack) 0–100ms
Mid Atck (Middle attack) 0–100ms
High Atck (High attack) 0–100ms
that has passed through the expander (Exp) and compressor
Adjust the time from when the input level exceeds the
Lmt (Limiter)
threshold level until the compressor takes effect.
fig.3-06a
(Cmp).
This effect restricts excessive input levels.
Sw (Switch)
In
Off, On
Turns the limiter on/off.
Thresh (Threshold)
Threshold
-24–0dB
Specifies the level at which the limiter will begin to operate.
Time
Out
Attack
0–100ms
Adjusts the time from when the input level exceeds the
threshold level until when the limiter begins to operate.
Attack
Release
Threshold
50–5,000ms
Adjusts the time from when the input level falls below the
Time
Low Rel (Low release)
50–5,000ms
Mid Rel (Middle release) 50–5,000ms
High Rel (High release) 50–5,000ms
Adjust the time from when the input level falls below the
threshold level until the compressor no longer has an effect.
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threshold level until the limiter no longer has an effect.
Out (Output)
Make settings related to the overall output.
Soft Clip
Off, On
This quiets unwanted distortion that occurs when the
compressor or limiter effect is applied in an extreme fashion.
New effects algorithms
Dither
Off, 24–8bit
Powered GenBlk:
By adding a minute level of noise (dither), this smoothes the
monitors (two-way type, with a woofer
transition between playback audio and silence.
Level
-80–+6dB
diameter of 170 mm (6-1/2 inches)).
Powered monitors characterized by a
Powered E-Bas:
This adjusts the overall volume level of the sound that has
passed through the limiter (Lmt).
bright tone.
Powered monitors characterized by an
Powered Mack:
Modeling various speakers
(Speaker Modeling)
extended low-frequency response.
Small full-range speakers widely used
Small Cube:
in recording studios.
Sealed enclosure two-way speakers
White Cone:
You can model the acoustical characteristics of a
known for their white woofers and
variety of speakers, ranging from high-level
professional monitor speakers used in studios
A widely used model of powered
widely used in recording studios.
White C + tissue:
A more mild sound, with tissue paper
worldwide, to the speakers of small televisions or
affixed over the tweeters of the above
portable radios.
“White Cone” speakers.
NOTE
Small Radio:
Small pocket-type radio.
Small TV:
Speakers built into a 14 inch size
Speaker modeling has been calibrated so that the optimal effect
television.
will be obtained when Roland DS-90 powered monitors
Boom Box:
are connected digitally. If you are using other speakers, you
BoomBox LoBoost:Radio cassette recorder with the Low
Radio cassette recorder.
may not be able to obtain the desired effect.
Phase
fig.3-08
NRM, INV
Specifies the phase of the speakers.
Speaker
Modeling
Bass Cut
Low Trim
SpMod
BCut
LFT
L
R
Boost switched on.
NRM:
Same phase as the input.
INV:
Opposite phase of the input.
BCut (Bass-cut filter)
This removes unwanted low-frequency components, such as
pop noise.
HI Trim
HFT
Limiter
Lmt
Sw (Switch)
Off, On
Switches the bass-cut filter on/off.
Freq (Frequency)
Thru, 20–2,000Hz
Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the bass-cut filter.
SpMod (speaker modeling)
Model
THRU, Super FLAT, Powered GenBlk, Powered
E-Bas, Powered Mack, Small Cube, White
Cone, White C +tissue, Small Radio, Small TV,
Boom Box, BoomBox LoBoost
Select the speaker whose characteristics will be simulated
(modeled).
THRU:
Modeling will not be applied, and the sound
will be output without change. Use this as a
LFT/HFT (Frequency trimmer)
Sw (Switch)
Off, On
Turns the frequency trimmer on/off.
Gain
-12–+12dB
For each trimmer, adjusts the gain (amount of boost/cut).
Freq (Frequency)
20–2,000Hz
Freq (Frequency)
1.0–20.0kHz
Set the center frequency of each trimmer.
comparison with the speaker-modeled sounds.
Super FLAT: Modeling is used to compensate the DS-90, to
produce an even flatter sound with a wider
range.
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New effects algorithms
Lmt (Limiter)
4. Select the effect that will be inserted. For this example,
This effect limits excessive output levels.
Sw (Switch)
Off, On
Turns the limiter on/off.
Thresh (Threshold)
-60–0dB
Specifies the level at which the limiter will begin to operate.
Release
0–100
Adjusts the time from when the input level falls below the
threshold level until the limiter no longer has an effect.
Level
-60–+24dB
Adjusts the volume level of the sound that has passed
through the limiter.
select a patch that uses the speaker modeling algorithm.
4-1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
4-2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F4 (EFX B)].
4-3. Press [F1 (EFX3)].
4-4. Press [F2 (Sel)].
4-5. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select a patch.
4-6. Press [F4 (Exec)].
5. Press [PLAY]. Switch patches, and hear the sound as it
would be heard through various speakers.
6. When you are ready to perform the actual mixdown,
turn off the speaker modeling patch that is inserted.
Effective ways to use
speaker modeling
If, for example, you are modeling a set of radio-cassette recorder
Speaker modeling can be used effectively when you wish to
speakers and perform the mixdown without turning off the inserted
audition how your final production (an original audio CD, or
speaker modeling patch, the sound as it would be heard on a radio-
a mixed-down MD or DAT etc.) will sound on a variety of
cassette would be recorded to the mixdown tracks. To avoid this,
speakers. Here we will explain how speaker modeling can be
turn off speaker modeling before you perform the actual mixdown.
used when producing an audio CD to audition the final
result. Read this section in conjunction with the DS-90
owner’s manual.
1. Digitally connect the VS-1680 V-XPANDED to the DS-90
(coaxial or optical.) Set the DS-90’s input select switch to
the digital input that you are using.
2. Make settings so that the mix bus is output from the
digital output connector you connected in step 1.
2-1. Press [MASTER].
2-2. Press [PAGE] so that the function button indicates
“DOUT1” or “DOUT2.”
2-3. Press [F5 (DOUT1)] (coaxial) or [F6 (DOUT2)]
(optical).
2-4. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select “MST.”
3. Make settings so that the mixdown can be performed
while inserting effects (p. 11).
fig.3-09
18
NOTE
7. Select the mixed-down tracks as the tracks for writing,
and create an audio CD (p. 25).
Editing an automix
As part of the new software, select the area to edit. You can
fig.4-03
now select an area (marker), and edit the automix data in that
area. To edit the automix data, you must first select the area
to which your editing will apply.
Erasing data from a specific
area (Erase)
This operation erases the automix data from a specific area.
Markers will not be erased.
fig.4-01.e
6. Make sure that the cursor is located at “Edit Target,” and
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the automix data
0 M0
M2
M1
Time
M4
M3
M5
0 M0
M2
M1
Time
M4
M3
that you wish to erase.
M5
7. Use [
NOTE
Editing of the automix data cannot be cancelled by the Undo
function (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 160).
][
] to move to the first marker of the area
from which you wish to erase automix data, and press
[F1 (In)].
8. Use [
][
] to move to the last marker of the area
from which you wish to erase automix value, and press
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
[F1 (Out)]. Check marks will be added to the area
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F6 (UTIL)].
specified for erasure.
3. Press [PAGE] so that [F5] indicates “A.Mix,” and then
fig.4-04.e
press [F5 (A.Mix)].
fig.4-02
Check marks
NOTE
Even if you wish to erase the automix data for only one marker,
4. Press [F2 (Micro)].
press the button in the order of [F1 (In)]→ [F1 (Out)] at the same
marker location.
5. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “In.”
MEMO
You can rotate the TIME/VALUE dial to modify the automix
setting value at the cursor location. If you wish to re-select
the automix value that will be erased, press [
].
9. Press [F2 (Erase)].
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Editing an automix
3. Press [PAGE] so that [F5] indicates “A.Mix,” and then
fig.4-05_80
press [F5 (A.Mix)].
fig.4-02
Target
This will indicate the type of automix data that you selected
to be erased in step 6. If you wish to erase all automix data,
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select “All Level and Pan.”
10. If you wish to erase the data, press [F4 (Exec)]. If you
4. Press [F2 (Micro)].
press [F6 (EXIT)], you will return to step 7 without
5. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “In.”
erasing any data.
fig.4-03
11. A message will ask you to confirm the operation. Press
[YES]. If you press [NO], the erasure will be halted, and
you will return to step 10.
fig.4-06
12. When the data has been erased, the display will indicate
“Complete.” Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
6. Make sure that the cursor is located at “Edit Target,” and
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the type of automix
Copying data to another
location (Copy)
data that you wish to edit.
7. Use [
][
] to move the cursor to the first marker of
the area from which you wish to copy automix data, and
This operation copies automix data from a specific area, and
press [F1 (In)].
overwrites it onto another location (specified data/time).
8. Use [
fig.4-07.e
Copy area
][
] to move the cursor to the last marker of
the area from which you wish to copy automix data, and
Destination
Marker
press [F1 (Out)]. A check mark will be added to the copy
area.
0 M0
M2
M1
Time
M4
M3
M5
0 M0
M2
M1
Time
M4
M3
fig.4-04.e
M5
NOTE
Editing of the automix data cannot be cancelled by the Undo
function (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 160).
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F6 (UTIL)].
Check marks
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Editing an automix
fig.4-10.e
NOTE
Copy area
Destination Marker
Even if there is only one marker for the automix data that you wish
to copy, press the button in the order of [F1 (In)]→ [F1 (Out)] at
1
the same marker location.
2
3
4
5
MEMO
6 7
8 9 10
11
9 10 11 12
13
Destination Marker
You can rotate the TIME/VALUE dial to modify the automix
setting value at the cursor location. If you wish to re-select
the automix data that will be copied, press [
1
2
3
9. Press [F3 (Copy)].
][
][
5
6 7 8
The automix data of the copy-destination markers
6, 10:
10. Use [
4
].
will be rewritten.
][
] to move the cursor. Rotate
Since copy-source markers corresponding to the
7, 9, 11:
copy-destination markers do not exist, the
the TIME/VALUE dial.
automix data will be erased.
fig.4-08
Markers with automix data will be created.
8, 12:
11. To copy the data, press [F4 (Exec)]. If you press
[F6 (EXIT)], you will return to step 7 without copying the
data.
12. A message will ask for confirmation. Press [YES]. If you
press [NO], the data copy operation will be halted, and
Target
This will indicate the type of automix data that you selected
you will return to step 11.
fig.4-11
to be copied in step 6. If you wish to copy all automix data,
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select “All Level and Pan.”
Destination Target
Select the copy destination for the automix data.
MEMO
There is no limitation on the copy-source and copydestination data. For example you can copy the volume level
data (0–127) from a track, and overwrite it onto the pan data
13. When the data has been copied, the display will indicate
“Complete.” Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
Smooth data transitions
(Gradation)
(L63–0–R63). However, if you do so, the results may not be as
you expect.
This operation creates auto-mix data that smoothly connects
the first automix marker in the specified area with the last
Destination Mark
Select the first marker of the copy destination.
marker.
fig.4-12.e
Gradation area
The markers that had originally been assigned to the copy
Gradation area
destination will remain, but the data will be rewritten. Also,
the markers from the copy source will be added.
0
M1
M7
Time
0
M1
M7
Time
NOTE
Editing of the automix data cannot be cancelled by the Undo
function (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 160).
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Editing an automix
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
fig.4-04.e
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F6 (UTIL)].
3. Press [PAGE] so that [F5] indicates “A.Mix,” and then
press [F5 (A.Mix)].
fig.4-02
Check marks
MEMO
You can rotate the TIME/VALUE dial to modify the automix
setting value at the cursor location. If you wish to re-select
the type of automix data that will be edited, press [
4. Press [F2 (Micro)].
9. Press [F4 (Grad)].
5. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “In.”
10. Use [
][
][
][
].
] to move the cursor. Rotate
the TIME/VALUE dial to set each parameter.
fig.4-03
fig.4-16
Value
Adjust the beginning (In:) and end (Out:) of the Gradation
area.
6. Make sure that the cursor is located at “Edit Target,” and
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the type of automix
Gradation Curve
data to which you wish to apply the Gradation
Select the curve by which the gradation will be created.
operation.
Linear:
Linear.
Exp+:
Convex above (exponential curve).
Exp-:
Convex below (exponential curve).
7. Use [
][
] to move the cursor to the first marker of
the automix data to which you wish to apply the
fig.4-17
Gradation operation, and press [F1 (In)].
8. Use [
][
] to move the cursor to the last marker of
the automix data to which you wish to apply the
Gradation operation, and press [F1 (Out)]. Check marks
Linear
Exp+
Exp-
will be added to the range selected for Gradation.
Marker Add
If this is turned “On,” markers will automatically be added
to the area specified for gradation, in the optimal locations
for the curve that you selected in “Gradation Curve.” If this
is turned “Off,” markers will not be added.
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Editing an automix
fig.4-18.e
NOTE
Gradation area
Gradation area
Editing of the automix data cannot be cancelled by the Undo
function (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 160).
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
0 M1
0 M1
M5
Time
M8
Time
11. To execute the Gradation operation, press [F4 (Exec)]. If
you press [F6 (EXIT)], you will return to step 7 without
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F6 (UTIL)].
3. Press [PAGE] so that [F5] indicates “A.Mix,” and then
press [F5 (A.Mix)].
fig.4-02
executing the Gradation operation.
12. A message will ask you to confirm the operation. Press
[YES]. If you press [NO], the Gradation operation will be
halted, and you will return to step 11.
fig.4-19
13. When the Gradation operation has been executed, the
display will indicate “Complete.” Press
4. Press [F2 (Micro)].
5. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “In.”
[PLAY (DISPLAY)].
fig.4-03
Increasing or decreasing all
data values (Shift/Expand)
This operation increases or decreases the values of the
automix data in a specific area. This can be done in two ways:
Shift adds (or subtracts) the same amount to each auto-mix
data value, and Expand increases or decreases all auto-mix
data values by the same proportion relative to a specified
standard value.
fig.4-20.e
6. Make sure that the cursor is located at “Edit Target,” and
Shift
use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the automix data
that will be increased or decreased.
7. Use [
0
M1
M8
Time
0
M1
M8
Time
][
] to move the cursor to the first marker of
the automix data that you wish to increase or decrease,
and press [F1 (In)].
8. Use [
][
] to move the cursor to the last marker of
the automix value that you wish to increase or decrease,
Expand
and press [F1 (Out)]. Check marks will be added to the
selected area.
0
M1
M8
Time
0
M1
M8
Time
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Editing an automix
fig.4-04.e
fig.4-25.e
Shift
0 M1
M8
Time
Expand
Specify the ratio (0.5–2.0) by which the automix data values
Check marks
will be increased or decreased relative to the “Threshold.”
NOTE
Threshold
Even if there is only one marker for the automix data that you wish
to increase or decrease, press the button in the order of [F1 (In)] →
[F1 (Out)] at the same marker location.
When using Expand to increase or decrease the automix data
values by a specified proportion, this specifies the center
value.
fig.4-26.e
MEMO
Expand
You can rotate the TIME/VALUE dial to modify the automix
Threshold
setting value at the cursor location. If you wish to re-select
the automix data that will be edited, press [
].
9. Press [F5 (Exp)].
10. Use [
][
][
0 M1
][
M8
Time
] to move the cursor.
Operate the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
fig.4-24
11. To execute the Shift/Expand operation, press [F4 (Exec)].
If you press [F6 (EXIT)], you will return to step 7 without
executing the Shift/Expand operation.
12. A message will ask you to confirm. Press [YES]. If you
press [NO], you will return to step 11 without executing
the Shift/Expand operation.
fig.4-27_80
Target
This will indicate the type of automix data whose data will
be increased or decreased, as you selected in step 6. If you
wish to shift or expand the values of all automix data, use the
TIME/VALUE dial to select “All Level and Pan.”
Shift
Specify the actual amount (-50–50) by which the automix
data values will be increased or decreased.
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13. When the Shift/Expand operation has been completed,
the display will indicate “Complete.” Press
[PLAY (DISPLAY)].
Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CD-RW
drive
This chapter explains how a CD-R/CD-RW drive connected
fig.5-02.e
M1
to the SCSI connector of the VS-1680 can be used to create
original audio CD’s, or to back up song data. Please also read
M2
M3
VS-1680
“Chapter 7 Use with a CD-R Drive” in the VS-1680 Owner’s
0
Time
Manual (p.120).
Creating an audio CD
M1
M2
M3
Audio CD
Creating silence between
songs (Disc At Once and
Track At Once)
MEMO
When writing two or more songs together to a CD-R disc,
For example, if you have assigned track numbers to a medley
you can select how the space between songs will be handled.
of songs, Disc At Once would be the appropriate choice. This
Disc At Once
is because Track At Once would add approximately two
The song data and the track number markers attached to the
seconds of silence, which would cause the playback to sound
song data will be written to the CD-R disc without change.
fragmented.
However, additional song data cannot be added later to a
0
Time
in the same condition as if Finalize had been performed.)
Specifying the writing speed
(Speed)
fig.5-01.e
When writing songs to a CD-R disc, you can now select the
CD-R disc that was written using Disc At Once. (It will be
M1
M2
M3
speed at which the data will be written.
VS-1680
0
Time
Song writing procedure
1. Insert a CD-R disc into the drive.
M1
M2
2. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
M3
Audio CD
3. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F1 (SONG)].
0
Time
Track At Once
Two seconds of silence will automatically be written to the
CD-R disc before each track number marker attached to the
4. Press [F3 (CD Wt)]. If [F3] does not indicate “CD Wt,”
first press [PAGE] so that “CD Wt” appears, and then
press [F3 (CD Wt)].
fig.5-03
song data. (This is the same condition as when additional
songs are written to the disc later.) Additional song data can
be written to a CD-R disc that was written using Track At
Once.
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Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CD-RW drive
5. A message will ask for confirmation. Press [YES].
Off:
Write only the song, and do not finalize.
fig.5-04
On:
Write the song, and then finalize.
OnlyFin.:
Only finalize without writing the song. Select
this if you have inserted a CD-R disc to which
you have already written songs, but which has
not yet been finalized.
TOC (Appendices p.64)
6. The display will ask “STORE Current?” (store the current
song?). If you wish to store the current song before
Write Method
writing a song to CD, press [YES]. If not, press [NO].
When two or more songs are written to the disc at the same
7. The following display will appear. Verify each item.
time, select how the data will be written.
Track at Once:
fig.5-05.e
Approximately two seconds of silence will
be created between each song. Additional
Source track of right channel
Source track of left channel
Song Name
songs can be written later as far as the disc
capacity allows.
Disc at Once:
Silence will not be created between songs.
However, no further data can be written on
that disc.
MEMO
Even if “Finalize” was set to “Off,” no further data can be
written on a CD-R disc that was written with “Disc at Once”
selected.
Unused area on
the internal IDE hard disk
Unused area on
the CD-R disc
Song size when written
to CD-R disc
Used area on the
internal IDE hard disk
Length of song be writing
to CD-R disc
Number of
written tracks
Number of markers
for track number
CD Speed
Select the speed at which the song will be written to the
CD-R disc.
x2 (353 KBps):
The song will be written at double speed
(353 kilobytes per second).
Used disc or
unused disc
x1 (176 KBps):
The song will be written at normal speed
(176 kilobytes per second). This will
NOTE
provide higher reliability.
If the “Song size when written to CD-R disc” is larger than the
“Unused area on the internal IDE hard disk” or the “Unused area
NOTE
on the CD-R disc,” it will not be possible to write the song data to
With some CD-R discs, the data may not be written correctly if you
the CD-R disc.
select “x2 (353 KBps).” In this case, select “x1 (176 KBps).”
However, if a CD-RW disc is inserted into the CD-RW drive , it
MEMO
will not be possible to select “x1 (176 KBps)” (the song will be
The song size is displayed in 1 MB = 1,000,000 Byte units. The
written at double speed).
displayed size is an approximation.
8. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
MEMO
Audio data written to a CD-RW disc cannot be played back
on a conventional CD player. In such cases, you can listen to
Finalize
A TOC (Table Of Contents) will be written so that the audio
CD created by the VS-1680 can be played back on a standard
CD player. It is not possible to write additional data to an
audio CD that has been finalized.
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the data using the VS-1680’s CD Player function.
Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CD-RW drive
9. Press [F4 (Exec)].
10. Press [YES]. A message about the license agreement will
Specifying the speed of
saving (Speed)
appear. Read the message carefully, and if you consent to
When backing up a song on a CD-RW disc, you can now
that, press [YES]. The data will begin to write to the CD-
specify the speed at which the data will be written.
R disc. If you do not consent, press [NO]. You will return
to step 2.
fig.5-06
Backup procedure
1. As the current drive, select the drive (internal IDE hard
disk) that contains the song you wish to back up.
2. Insert a CD-RW disc into the drive.
3. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
4. Hold down [SHIFT] and [F6 (UTILITY)].
MEMO
The message about the license agreement is the same as
“About the License Agreement” on the back cover of the
“VS-1680 Owner’s Manual.”
5. Press [F2 (CDRBk)]. If [F2] does not indicate “CDRBk,”
first press [PAGE] so that “CDRBk” is displayed, and
then press [F2 (CDRBk)].
fig.5-07
11. When the data has been written successfully, the display
will ask “Write Another ?” (write to another disc?). If you
wish to write the identical song data to another CD-R
disc, insert the new disc into the CD-RW drive, and press
[YES]. If you press [NO], you will return to step 2.
Saving a song to a CD-RW
disc (Backup)
Checking whether the song
was saved correctly
(+Verify)
6. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and
rotate the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
fig.5-08
After backing up a song to a CD-RW disc, you can now check
whether or not the data was saved correctly (i.e., check the
recorded state of the data).
If as a result of the +Verify operation, you are warned that
the song data has not been saved correctly, you should back
up to a different disc.
NOTE
When backing up to a CD-R, we recommend that you use +Verify
Source Song
to check whether the backup was performed correctly. However,
The marked songs will be backed up. Move the cursor to a
+Verify checks the entire surface of the disc, so it takes a
song that you wish to back up, and press [F3 (MARK)]. By
considerable amount of time.
pressing [F2 (ALL)] you can mark or unmark all songs at
once. By pressing [F1 (SelSg)] you can view a list of the
songs. At this time, mark a song and press [F1 (Back)].
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Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CD-RW drive
10. If you wish to save the current song, press [YES]. If not,
+Verify
If this is turned “On,” verification will be performed to check
press [NO]. If a protected song (such as a demo song) is
whether or not the data was saved correctly after the song
selected, press [NO].
data has been backed up.
single CD-RW disc, the CD-RW disc will be ejected, and
CD Speed
Select the speed at which the song data will be backed up to
the CD-RW disc
x2 (353 KBps):
Backup at double speed (353 kilobytes per
second).
x1 (176 KBps):
11. If the amount of song data is too large to back up onto a
Backup at normal speed (176 kilobytes per
second). This will increase the reliability.
NOTE
Depending on the disc, it may not be possible to back up reliably to
you will be prompted to “Insert Disc #” (where # is
number of each disc in the series), so that the VS-1680 can
verify the number of discs that will be required. Insert
the next CD-RW disc, and press [YES]. At this time, we
recommend that you use a soft-tipped felt marker pen to
write the disc number on the disc label so that you can
remember the sequence in which each disc should be
inserted.
fig.5-11
a CD-R disc with a setting of “x2 (353 KBps).” In such cases,
select “x1 (176 KBps).” Also, if you insert a CD-RW disc into a
CD-RW drive, it will not be possible to select “x1 (176 KBps)”
(backup will occur at double speed).
7. If two or more drives are connected, you can press
12. If the backup extends over two or more discs, the display
will prompt you to “Insert Disc #.” Insert each disc once
[F5 (SelDr)] to see a list of the drives. After checking the
again in the correct sequence, and press [YES]. Then,
list of drives, press [F1 (Back)].
backup will begin.
fig.5-09_70
13. When the CD-R backup ends, you are returned to Play
condition.
Restoring songs from a
CD-RW disc (Recover)
Specifying the speed of
recovery (Speed)
Now you can specify the speed at which the data will be read
when recovering a song from a CD-RW disc.
Recovery procedure
8. Press [F4 (Exec)]. A message will ask you to confirm.
fig.5-10
1. Select the loading destination (recovery destination)
drive as the current drive.
2. Insert the CD-RW disc that contains the song backup into
the drive.
3. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
4. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F6 (UTILITY)].
9. Press [YES]. The display will ask “STORE Current?”
(store the current song?)
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Using the VS-1680 with a CD-R/CD-RW drive
5. Press [F3 (CDRRc)]. If [F3] does not indicate “CDRRc,”
first press [PAGE] so that “CDRRc” appears, and then
NOTE
Depending on the disc, it may not be possible to recover reliably
press [F3 (CDRRc)].
from some CD-R discs at speeds of “x6 (1058 KBps)” or
fig.5-12
“x2 (353 KBPs).” In this case, select “x1 (176 KBPs).”
Even if the “CD Speed” is set to “x2 (353 KBps)” or
“x6 (1058 KBps)” the time it takes for recovery is not always 1/2 or
1/6 of the base. This is because writing to the internal hard disk can
take a lot of time, or disc read errors can sometimes occur.
7. Press [F4 (Exec)]. A message will ask you for
confirmation.
fig.5-14
6. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
fig.5-13
8. Press [YES]. The display will ask “STORE Current?”
(store the current song?).
9. If you wish to store the current song, press [YES]. If not,
press [NO]. If a demo song is selected, press [NO].
10. The recovery operation will begin. If the data has been
backed up to multiple discs, the disc will be ejected, and
you will be prompted to “Insert Disc #” (# is the order
number of each disk). Insert the next disc and press
[YES].
Source Song
Marked songs will be loaded. Move the cursor to a song that
fig.5-11
you wish to recover, and press [F4 (MARK)]. By pressing
[F3 (ALL)] you can mark or unmark all songs at once. By
pressing [F2 (SelSg)] you can view a list of the songs. At this
time, mark the desired song, and press [F1 (Back)].
11. When the CD-R recovery ends, you are returned to Play
Erase All Songs <<ATTENTION>>
condition.
If this is “On,” the current drive will be initialized before the
song data is recovered. If you wish to recover while
preserving the songs that are saved on the current drive, set
this “Off.”
CD Speed
Select the speed at which the song data will be recovered
from disc.
x6 (1058 KBps): Recover at 6x speed (1058 kilobytes per
second).
x2 (353 KBPs): Recover at double speed (353 kilobytes per
second).
x1 (176 KBPs): Recover at normal speed (176 kilobytes per
second). This will allow greater reliability.
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Enhancements related to operation
Shortcut to the Phrase Edit
window
[F3 (TrimI)]: Opens the Trim In window
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 97).
[F4 (TrimO)]: Opens the Trim Out window
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 98).
In Play condition, you can now select the phrase that you
wish to edit, and open the editing window directly.
[F5 (Del)]:
Opens the Phrase Delete window
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 99).
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
[F6 (Split)]:
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 100).
2. Move the current time so that it falls within the phrase
that you wish to edit.
3. Use [
][
] to highlight the phrase that you wish to
Opens the Phrase Divide/Split window
Creating a new phrase
(Phrase New)
edit.
In the Phrase New window (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p.
fig.6-01.e
Select the phrase
for editing
Reverse indication
101), you can now sort takes and reassign names.
Sorting the take list (Sort)
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F2 (TRACK)].
3. Press [F1 (Tr/Ph)] so that the Phrase Edit menu appears.
Current time
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F3] indicates “New,” and then
press [F3 (New)].
MEMO
fig.6-03
If the bottom line of the display is enclosed in a heavy line,
you can also use the TIME/VALUE dial to highlight the
phrase that you wish to edit.
4. Press [PAGE] so that the function buttons display the
phrase edit menu.
fig.6-02
5. Press [F1 (Take)].
6. At this time, pressing [F3 (Sort)] will switch the order in
which the takes are sorted, cycling through the following
At this time, the function buttons will have the following
operations. Press the function button for the desired editing
operation.
[F1 (Copy)]:
Opens the Phrase Copy window
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 93).
[F2 (Move)]: Opens the Phrase Move window
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 96).
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choices.
HIST:
The order in which the takes were recorded
V.Tr:
The order of the V-tracks on which the takes
are recorded
NAME:
The alphabetical order of the take names
Enhancements related to operation
fig.6-07
fig.6-04.e
The order in which the takes were recorded
Take
This will show the take that you selected in step 8. You may
re-select the take if desired.
Track
fig.6-05.e
The order of the V-tracks on which the takes are recorded
Select the track on which you wish to create the new phrase.
To
Specify the time at which you wish to create the new phrase.
10. Press [F4 (Exec)]. The Phrase New command will be
executed.
11. When the display indicates “Complete,” press
[PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play condition.
Deleting a take (Delete)
NOTE
A deleted take cannot be recovered by the Undo function (VS-1680
fig.6-06.e
The alphabetical order of the take names
Owner’s Manual, p. 160).
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F2 (TRACK)].
3. Press [F1 (Tr/Ph)] so that the Phrase Edit menu appears.
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F3] indicates “New,” and then
press [F3 (New)].
7. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the take that will be
the basis of the newly created phrase.
8. Press [F4 (Sel)] or [ENTER (YES)].
9. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
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Enhancements related to operation
fig.6-03
MEMO
When you delete a take, the song will be stored
automatically.
Naming a take (Name)
You can now assign a name to a take in the Phrase New
window.
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F2 (TRACK)].
3. Press [F1 (Tr/Ph)] to make the Phrase Edit menu appear.
5. Press [F1 (Take)].
6. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to move the cursor to the
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F3] indicates “New,” and then
press [F3 (New)].
fig.6-03
take that you wish to delete.
fig.6-09
7. Press [F5 (Del)]. A message will ask you to confirm.
fig.6-10_90
5. Press [F1 (Take)].
6. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to move the cursor to the
take whose name you wish to change.
7. Press [F6 (Name)].
8. The Take Name window will appear. Use [
[
8. If you wish to delete the take, press [YES]. If you press
[NO], you will return to step 6 without deleting the take.
9. When the take has been deleted, the display will indicate
“Complete.” Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to
Play condition.
NOTE
When a take is deleted, all phrases used by that take will also be
deleted.
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][
name to the take.
fig.6-12
][
] and the TIME/VALUE dial to assign a
]
Enhancements related to operation
At this time, the function buttons have the following
operations.
[F1 (Hist)]:
Each time you press the button, you will cycle
backward through the last twenty names that
were assigned.
[F2 (Clr)]:
Delete all characters.
[F3 (Del)]:
Delete the character at the cursor location.
[F4 (Ins)]:
Insert a space at the cursor location.
Automatically dividing a
phrase (Phrase Divide)
This function automatically detects silent portions of a
phrase according to the volume level that you specify (the
Threshold Level), and divides the phrase into two or more
phrases at these points.
fig.6-14.e
[F5 (Write)]: Finalize the take name and exit the window.
[F6 (EXIT)]:
Exit the window without finalizing the take
Time
name.
9. After assigning the name, press [F5 (Write)]. A message
will ask whether you also want to change the names of
Time
the phrases used by that take.
fig.6-13
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F2 (TRACK)].
3. Press [F1 (Tr/Ph)] so that the Phrase Edit menu appears.
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F2] indicates “Split,” and then
10. If you also want to change the phrase names at this time,
press [YES]. If you press [NO], the phrase names will
press [F2 (Split)].
fig.6-15
remain the same, and only the take name will change.
MEMO
Phrase names will be assigned by adding an incremented
number to the end of the take name. For example if the take
is named “AcousticGuitarLR,” the phrase names will be
“AcousticGuitar-1,” “AcousticGuitar-2,” etc.
11. When the display indicates “Complete,” hold down
[SHIFT] and press [STORE (ZERO)].
12. Press [YES]. The song will be saved.
13. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play
condition.
Dividing a phrase
(Phrase Divide/Split)
5. Press [F1 (SelPh)].
6. Press the [STATUS] button for the phrase that you wish
to divide. The STATUS indicator will light in red.
Alternatively, you can use [
][
][
][
] to
The Phrase Split function (VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 100)
move the cursor to the phrase that you wish to divide,
has been enhanced. Now, both Phrase Divide and Phrase
and press [F3 (MARK)] or [YES].
Split can divide the selected phrase (or phrases) at the Now
Time location on the time axis.
MEMO
By pressing [F2 (ALL)], you can mark or unmark all phrases
simultaneously.
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Enhancements related to operation
fig.6-16_70
fig.6-18.e
IN Threshold
IN Margin
When IN Margin is short
When IN Margin is long
OUT Threshold
Specify the volume (-84—6 dB) that will be used when
searching for the point at which the phrase stops sounding.
7. Press [F1 (Back)].
8. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
fig.6-17
The VS-1680 will search for a point that falls below this level.
OUT Margin
Specify the length of time (0.1–9.9 sec) that will be preserved
after reaching the “OUT Threshold.”
fig.6-19.e
OUT Threshold
OUT Margin
Type
When OUT Margin is short
Select how the phrase will be divided. In this case, select
When OUT Margin is long
“Divide.”
Divide:
Automatically divide the phrase into two or
more phrases.
Split:
Manually divide the phrase into two parts (the
same as Ver. 1.00).
9. Press [F4 (Exec].
10. When the display indicates “Complete,” press
[PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play condition.
Specify the volume (-84—6 dB) that will be used when
Dividing a phrase into two
parts (Phrase Split)
searching for the point at which the phrase begins to sound.
This operation divides a phrase into two parts at the
The VS-1680 will search for a point that exceeds this level.
specified location (time) in the time axis.
IN Threshold
IN Margin
fig.6-20.e
Specify the length of time (0.1–9.9 sec) that will be preserved
before reaching the “IN Threshold.”
Time
To
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Time
Enhancements related to operation
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
fig.6-23
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F2 (TRACK)].
3. Press [F1 (Tr/Ph)] so that the Phrase Edit menu appears.
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F2] indicates “Split,” and then
press [F2 (Split)].
fig.6-15
Type
Select how the phrase will be divided. In this case, select
“Split.”
Divide:
Automatically divide the phrase into two or
Split:
Manually divide the phrase into two parts (the
more phrases.
same as Ver. 1.00).
To (to point)
Specify the time location at which the phrase will be split.
5. Press [F1 (SelPh)].
9. Press [F4 (Exec].
6. Press the [STATUS] button of the phrase that you wish to
split. The STATUS indicator will light in red.
Alternatively, you can use [
][
][
][
] to
move the cursor to the phrase that you wish to split, and
press [F3 (MARK)] or [YES].
MEMO
10. When the display indicates “Complete,” press
[PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play condition.
Using the MONITOR knob to
adjust the pan
(MONITOR knob +[SELECT])
By pressing [F2 (ALL)] you can mark or unmark all phrases
simultaneously.
You can use the MONITOR knob to directly adjust the pan
(or balance) of the specified channel.
fig.6-16_70
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down the [SELECT (CH EDIT)] button for the
channel whose pan you wish to adjust, and adjust the
MONITOR knob.
fig.6-24
7. Press [F1 (Back)].
8. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
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Enhancements related to operation
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F4] indicates “Group,” and then
NOTE
press [F4 (Group)].
If you rotate the MONITOR knob without pressing [SELECT],
fig.6-26
you will adjust the volume level. If you are attempting to adjust
pan and inadvertently rotate the MONITOR knob toward the right
without pressing [SELECT], high-volume sound capable of
damaging your amp or speakers could be output.
MEMO
When you release [SELECT] after adjusting the pan, the edit
screen of that channel may appear, but the MONITOR knob
will adjust the pan only for the channel whose [SELECT]
button is being pressed. For example even when the edit
screen for track 1 is displayed, rotating the MONITOR knob
while holding down the track 2 [SELECT] button will adjust
the track 2 pan.
3. Press [F6 (PRM.V)].
Linking the faders of two or
more channels
(Fader Group)
4. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor, and use
the TIME/VALUE dial to set the parameters.
fig.6-27
The faders of two or more channels (inputs/tracks) can now
be assigned to groups, so that when the fader of any channel
is operated, the fader levels (volume levels) of all channels in
that group will be adjusted as well.
When fader group settings have been made, you can adjust
the overall volume of a group while preserving the volume
balance of the channels included in that group.
fig.6-25.e
Group
Select the group (1–8) to which you wish to assign the fader.
Channels for which the same number is selected will be
assigned to the same group. Moving any fader within the
group will adjust all faders of that group.
If you select “Off,” the fader will not be assigned to any
group (normal operation).
5. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play
condition.
An image of fader group
(Faders cannot be moved.)
1. Press [SELECT (CH EDIT)] for the channel (input/track)
you wish to assign to a fader group.
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Enhancements related to operation
Copying mixer settings
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F5] indicates “Copy,” and then
You can copy mixer settings (equalizer, level) from another
fig.6-28
press [F5 (Copy)].
channel to the channel currently shown in the Channel Edit
page.
The following settings can be copied.
Equalizer
EQ low freq.
EQ low gain
EQ mid freq.
EQ mid gain
EQ mid Q
EQ high freq.
EQ high gain
Level
ATT
Phase
EFX1 insert send level
3. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the copy-source
channel.
fig.6-29
EFX1 insert return level
EFX2 insert send level
EFX2 insert return level
EFX3 insert send level
EFX3 insert return level
EFX4 insert send level
EFX4 insert return level
Fader
MASTER send pan
EFX1 send level
NOTE
EFX1 send pan
If the Channel Link setting is OFF for the copy-destination
EFX2 send level
channel, the Channel Link setting of the copy-source channel will
EFX2 send pan
be considered as OFF even though it may actually be ON, and only
EFX3/AUX1 send level
the settings of individual channels will be copied. Similarly, when
EFX3/AUX1 send pan
Channel Link is ON for the copy-destination channel, Channel
EFX4/AUX2 send level
Link of the copy-source channel will be considered to be ON even
EFX4/AUX2 send pan
though it may actually be OFF, and the settings of both channels
AUX/AUX3 send level
will be copied.
AUX/AUX3 send pan
4. Use the function buttons to select the settings that will be
1. Press [CH EDIT (SELECT)] for the copy-destination
channel.
copied.
[F1 (CpyEQ]:
Copy only the equalizer settings.
[F2 (CpyLv]:
Copy only the level settings.
[F4 (Exec] or [ENTER (YES)]:
Copy both the equalizer and level settings.
[F6 (EXIT] or [EXIT (NO)]:
Exit the window without copying.
5. When the data has been copied, the display will indicate
“Complete.” Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
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Enhancements related to operation
Shift Lock on/off
([SHIFT]+[YES])
5. Use [
][
][
][
] to move the cursor to
“DC Cut,” and use the TIME/VALUE dial to make the
setting.
It is now possible to control the Shift Lock switch (which
If “DC Cut” is not shown, press [F2 (Prm2)], and use the
temporarily keeps [SHIFT] activated while it is not actually
TIME/VALUE dial to make the setting.
pressed) without opening the System Parameter window
fig.6-31_75
(VS-1680 Owner’s Manual, p. 187).
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [YES].
fig.6-30
DC Cut
When this is turned “On,” any direct current offset on the
mix bus will be removed before output.
6. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
3. Thereafter, each time you hold down [SHIFT] and press
[YES], Shift Lock can be toggled on/off.
MEMO
When Shift Lock is OFF, the SHIFT indicator will light only
while you continue pressing [SHIFT]. When Shift Lock is
ON, the SHIFT indicator will light, or go out each time you
press [SHIFT]. [SHIFT] is active when the SHIFT indicator is
lit.
Removing direct current
offset from the mix bus
Direct current offset on the mix bus can be removed.
For example, in some cases the level meters of a device
(mixer etc.) connected to the output of the VS-1680 may
move even though no sound is being output. This is caused
by a direct current offset on the mix bus (MASTER output,
etc.). This component can be removed.
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F5 (SYSTEM)].
3. Make sure that the System menu is displayed. If not,
press [F6 (EXIT)].
4. Press [PAGE] so that [F2] indicates “GLOBL,” and then
press [F2 (GLOBL)].
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Enhancements to the display and
specifications
Checking inserted effects
(Icon and Patch Name
display)
Effects that have been inserted into channels/tracks can now
Checking effects that cannot
be used in other channels
(Effect insertion location
display)
be confirmed through icons and patch names.
When there are effects which cannot be used for a channel/
1. Press [SELECT] for the channel to which you wish to
track (because they are inserted into another channel/track),
apply an effect.
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “Ef1In,” and then
press [F1 (Ef1In)].
fig.7-01
the location of the effect inserted is now displayed.
1. Press [SELECT] for the channel to which you wish to
apply an effect.
2. Press [PAGE] so that [F1] indicates “Ef1In,” and then
press [F1 (Ef1In)].
fig.7-01
MEMO
If you wish to insert EFX2–4, press [F2 (Ef2In)], [F3 (Ef3In)],
or [F4 (Ef4In)] respectively.
3. Press [YES].
MEMO
If you wish to insert EFX2–4, press [F2 (Ef2In)], [F3 (Ef3In)],
or [F4 (Ef4In)] respectively.
4. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select how the effect will
be inserted. At this time you can view the effect as an
3. Press [YES].
icon and as a patch name (up to ten characters).
4. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select how the effect will
fig.7-02.e
be inserted. At this time, you can view the effects that are
inserted into other channels/tracks.
Icon
Patch Name
5. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play
condition.
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Enhancements to the display and specifications
fig.7-04.e
fig.7-06.e
When EFX1 is used in Track 6
Icon / Date of creation
Icon / Time of creation
Icon / Size
List / Date of creation
List / Time of creation
List / Size
5. Use the TIME/VALUE to move the cursor to the song
that you wish to select.
5. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)]. You will return to Play
6. Press [F4 (Exec)].
7. Press [YES].
condition.
Switching the Song Select
window (List display)
8. The display will ask “STORE Current?” If you wish to
save the current song, press [YES]. If not, press [NO].
fig.7-07
The Song Select window can now be viewed not only as
icons but also as a list. You can also see the size of the song,
and the date and time at which it was created.
1. Press [PLAY (DISPLAY)].
2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [F1 (SONG)].
condition.
3. Press [F1 (Sel)].
4. At this time, pressing [F1] will alternate between the icon
display and the list display.
fig.7-05.e
Icon display
9. After the song is selected, you are returned to Play
List display
Easy Routing
Additional template
(Mastering)
A “Mastering” template for mixdown has been added to the
Easy Routing templates.
1. Press [EZ ROUTING].
2. Use [
][
][
][
] or the TIME/VALUE dial
to move the cursor to “Mastering.”
Also, you can press [F5] to cycle the displayed contents
between date of creation → time of creation → size.
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fig.7-08
Enhancements to the display and specifications
3. Press [F4 (Exec)]. Alternatively, press [PAGE] so that [F4]
indicates “Exec,” and then press [F4 (Exec)].
fig.7-09
Settings not stored in a
scene (Monitor Level)
Monitor level (the location of the MONITOR knob) is no
longer stored in a scene. Even when you recall a stored scene,
the monitor level will be determined by the current position
of the MONITOR knob.
fig.7-11
4. Press [F4 (Exec)] once again.
5. A message will ask for confirmation. Press [YES]. The
mastering template will be recalled. To cancel, press
[NO].
fig.7-10
Master Send switch display
has been changed
(Pan→MIX)
The Master Send switch display has been changed from
“Pan” to “MIX.” When reading the previous Owner’s
At this time, the main settings will be as follows.
Inputs 1–8
:Master out
Tracks 1–15/16
:Playback
Mastering tracks
:Off
Effect 1
:Mastering tool kit (insert)
Manual (including Quick Start and Appendices), please read
any reference to [F1 (Pan)] as [F1 (MIX)].
fig.7-12
6. You are returned to Play condition.
MEMO
If you wish to modify the mastering template, refer to
“Storing Routings as a Single List (Template)” (VS-1680
Owner’s Manual, p. 41).
Immediate application of
step-edited changes
Changes you make to Easy Routing settings by step-editing
(recording, mixdown, bouncing) will now be applied
immediately to the actual routing.
For example if you raise or lower the level of a channel by
step editing, the volume will now change accordingly. The
same is true for pan, output destination, effects or AUX
levels. This lets you hear the actual result while you set the
routing.
MEMO
Previously, you were asked “Apply this Routing?” when you
had completed your routing settings, and the routing
settings you made were actually applied only when you then
pressed [YES].
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Index
Symbols
+Verify ............................................................................. 28
A
After Rec (after recording) .............................................. 9
Alarm function ................................................................. 6
Automix........................................................................... 19
C
CD Speed ............................................................. 26, 28, 29
Channel Link................................................................... 37
Copy ................................................................................. 20
D
Destination Mark............................................................ 21
Destination Target.......................................................... 21
Disc At Once ................................................................... 25
E
Easy Routing ............................................................... 6, 40
Effect expansion board .................................................. 11
EFX1 (effect insert switch 1) ......................................... 12
Erase ................................................................................. 19
Erase All Songs ............................................................... 29
Expand ....................................................................... 23, 24
External recorder.............................................................. 8
F
Finalize....................................................................... 25, 26
G
Gradation......................................................................... 21
Gradation Curve............................................................. 22
Group ............................................................................... 36
I
Icon display..................................................................... 40
IN Margin........................................................................ 34
IN Threshold................................................................... 34
Phrase Delete................................................................... 30
Phrase Move.................................................................... 30
Phrase New ..................................................................... 30
Phrase Split...................................................................... 34
Playlist.............................................................................. 11
R
Recording mode ............................................................... 8
Rtn (effect return level).................................................. 12
S
Sampling rate .................................................................... 8
Shift................................................................................... 24
Snd (effect send level).................................................... 12
Source Song ............................................................... 27, 29
Speed .......................................................................... 27, 28
Status ...................................................................... 9, 10, 12
Step-editing ..................................................................... 41
T
Take .................................................................................. 31
Target ................................................................... 20, 21, 24
Threshold......................................................................... 24
To ...................................................................................... 31
To (to point)..................................................................... 35
Track................................................................................. 31
Track At Once ................................................................. 25
Track number marker ...................................................... 9
Trim In ............................................................................. 30
Trim Out .......................................................................... 30
Trk L (track L) ................................................................... 9
Trk R (track R)................................................................... 9
Type............................................................................ 34, 35
U
User patch.......................................................................... 6
User setting........................................................................ 6
V
License agreement.......................................................... 27
List display ...................................................................... 40
Value ................................................................................ 22
VS-1680 V-XPANDED ..................................................... 6
VS8F-2 .............................................................................. 11
V-XPANDED system program Zip disk....................... 6
M
W
Marker................................................................................ 9
Marker Add..................................................................... 22
Master Send switch ........................................................ 41
Mastering......................................................................... 40
Mastering Room ............................................................... 8
Mixdown ........................................................................... 8
MONITOR knob............................................................. 35
Monitor level................................................................... 41
Write Method.................................................................. 26
L
O
OUT Margin.................................................................... 34
OUT Threshold............................................................... 34
P
Phrase Copy .................................................................... 30
42
Z
Zip drive ............................................................................ 6
Information
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EGYPT
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Siraselvier Cad. Guney Ishani No.
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TEL: (0212) 2499324
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TEL: (04) 360715
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Roland Canada Music Ltd.
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5480 Parkwood Way Richmond
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TEL: (0604) 270 6626
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TEL: (0416) 213 9707
Moon Stores
Bab Al Bahrain Road,
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TEL: 211 005
CYPRUS
Radex Sound Equipment Ltd.
17 Diagorou St., P.O. Box 2046,
Nicosia CYPRUS
TEL: (02) 453 426
U. S. A.
Roland Corporation U.S.
7200 Dominion Circle
Los Angeles, CA. 90040-3696,
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TEL: (0323) 685 5141
ISRAEL
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TEL: (03) 6823666
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Prince Mohammed St. P.O. Box
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TEL: (06) 4641200
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KUWAIT
TEL: 5719499
As of February 17, 1999
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