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PDF Content Summary: Owner’s Manual Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland MC-808 Sampling Groovebox. 201a Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (pp. 10–13). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference. Convention used in this manual • Words enclosed in square brackets indicate buttons on the panel. • (p. **) indicates a reference page. 985 * The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown by the display. Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the system (e.g., includes newer sounds), so what you actually see in the display may not always match what appears in the manual. 202 Copyright © 2006 ROLAND CORPORATION All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.

MC-808_r_e.book 3 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Main features Groovebox that unifies MIDI and audio The MC-808 is a tabletop workstation that combines a serious synthesizer and sampler in a single sound production unit, along with a built-in sequencer. From song production to performance, this unit provides everything you need. Motorized faders for great playability The positions of the motorized faders are updated in real time, meaning that you’ll never be confused during a performance by discrepancies between fader positions and the actual parameter values. The faders are also touch sensitive, and can instantly be operated manually just by touching them. High-performance synthesizer and sampler sound generator The MC-808 features Roland’s latest high-performance sound generator, unifying MIDI and audio. The synthesizer provides 896 patches and 128 rhythm sets based on a set of waveforms updated specifically for the MC- 808. The high-performance sampler rivals dedicated units, and provides 6 different sampling modes that you can use as appropriate for different purposes. You can also sample from the external analog input or resample the internal sound generator. Memory can be expanded using DIMM modules up to 512 MB. In combination with the 4 MB of internal RAM (47 seconds of monaural sampling), this gives you a total of 516 MB of sample memory (102 minutes of monaural sampling). Cutting-edge patterns from worldwide artists Artists from North America, Europe, Japan, and elsewhere have provided their latest patterns created for the dance scene, with a total of 256 patterns categorized by artist, covering a broad range of styles including techno, trance, house, hip hop, and R&B. Versatile editing functionality using your computer The MC-808 is designed for intuitive operation in live situations. However, it also comes with dedicated editor software for your computer that lets you edit the sounds and samples in detail. There’s a “Part Editor” that lets you mix the sounds to bring your patterns to polished perfection, a “Patch Editor” to create sounds, and a “Sample Editor” to perform detailed sample editing. The Sample Editor makes it easy to adjust the looping, and you can use the special “Chop” function to create breakbeats by slicing up a waveform, as well as other functions such as Normalize—all in the spacious screen of your computer. Versatile effects Starting with a three-band stereo compressor for the mastering process, indispensable for contemporary music production, the MC-808 also provides two MFX units (47 types of multi-effects), a high-quality stereo reverb, and a two-band equalizer that’s great on kick drum or other rhythm instruments. An interface that’s designed for intuitive operation In addition to the motorized faders that give you a peerless advantage for live performances, the panel provides luminous lighting to indicate the state of the parameters controlled by those faders, and large highly visible 7-segment LEDs to unmistakably indicate pattern changes and the current BPM. With Roland’s unique D Beam controller, which lets you control various parameters simply by moving your hand over it, the MC-808 gives you a total package that’s easy to understand and easy to use. V-LINK function V-LINK ( ) is a function that provides for the play of music and visual material. By using V-LINK-compatible video equipment, visual effects can be easily linked to, and made part of the expressive elements of a performance. The MC-808 enhances previous V-LINK functionality, and now supports the EDIROL motion dive .tokyo console edition. Of course, it still allows you to switch images in sync with the music and control a wide range of effects, simply by hooking up a V-LINK-compatible device. 3

MC-808_r_e.book 4 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 4 Contents Main features...........................................................................................3 Contents ..................................................................................................4 USING THE UNIT SAFELY....................................................................10 IMPORTANT NOTES .............................................................................12 Panel descriptions ................................................................................14 Top panel ................................................................................................................................................... 14 Rear panel .................................................................................................................................................. 16 Getting ready.........................................................................................17 Making connections ................................................................................................................................. 17 Turning on/off the power....................................................................................................................... 18 Inserting/removing the CompactFlash card........................................................................................ 18 An overview of the MC-808 ..................................................................20 The MC-808’s four modes ....................................................................................................................... 20 The basic structure of the MC-808 ......................................................................................................... 20 About the sound generator section ............................................................................................ 20 The structure of the sounds ......................................................................................................... 21 About the sequencer section........................................................................................................ 22 About the controller section ........................................................................................................ 22 About the motorized faders......................................................................................................... 23 Saving your data....................................................................................................................................... 23 Basic operation of the MC-808 ............................................................24 Adjusting the display contrast (LCD Contrast) ................................................................................... 24 Modifying a value .................................................................................................................................... 24 Quickly changing a value ............................................................................................................ 24 Canceling the previous action (Undo/Redo) ....................................................................................... 25 Restoring the factory settings (Factory Reset)...................................................................................... 25 Quick Start...............................................27 1. Listening to patterns ........................................................................28 Selecting and playing a pattern .............................................................................................................. 28 2. Creating an original pattern .............................................................29 2-0 Preparing an empty pattern ............................................................................................................. 29 2-1 Selecting a sound (patch) .................................................................................................................. 29 2-2 Using the MC-808’s sounds to create a pattern ............................................................................. 30 2-3 Making effect settings for each part ................................................................................................ 36 2-4 Adjusting the volume balance and pan of the parts ..................................................................... 36 2-5 Adding a final polish to the pattern (Mastering) .......................................................................... 37 2-6 Connecting patterns to create a song .............................................................................................. 37 Other: Using audio phrases to create patterns..................................................................................... 38 Other: Creating original sounds............................................................................................................. 39 3. Playing patterns ................................................................................40 3-1 Switching patterns in real time ........................................................................................................ 40 3-2 Add various effects to the sound ..................................................................................................... 40 MC-808_r_e.book 5 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Contents Pattern Mode ...........................................41 Playing patterns ....................................................................................42 Selecting and playing a pattern .............................................................................................................. 42 Basic playback operation ............................................................................................................. 43 Changing the BPM (Tempo)........................................................................................................ 44 Viewing the number of measures in a pattern ......................................................................... 44 Turning the metronome (click) on/off....................................................................................... 44 Muting a pattern....................................................................................................................................... 45 Muting a specific part (Part Mute).............................................................................................. 45 Various ways to mute................................................................................................................... 45 Using the motorized faders to edit the pattern settings ..................................................................... 46 Adjusting the volume of each part (Part Level)........................................................................ 46 Adjusting the panning of each part (Part Pan) ......................................................................... 46 Transposing during playback (Realtime Transpose) .......................................................................... 47 Using the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC]...................................................................................... 47 Using the keyboard pads ............................................................................................................. 47 Using the keyboard pads to play sounds.............................................................................................. 48 Sustaining the notes you play (Hold)......................................................................................... 48 Shifting the pitch in octave units (Octave Shift) ....................................................................... 48 Various ways to use the keyboard pads ............................................................................................... 49 Using the keyboard pads to recall patterns (Pattern Call)...................................................... 49 Using the keyboard pads to play phrases (RPS) ...................................................................... 50 Pressing a chord to play an arpeggio (Arpeggiator)................................................................ 53 Playing a chord by pressing a single pad (Chord Memory)................................................... 56 Mix In ......................................................................................................................................................... 57 Outputting the sound of an external device ............................................................................. 57 Adjusting the Mix In settings ...................................................................................................... 57 Moving your hand above the D Beam to change the tone (D Beam controller) ............................. 58 Editing the D Beam controller settings ...................................................................................... 59 Synchronizing the tempo of a sample with the pattern tempo (Auto Sync) ................................... 60 Applying effects ....................................................................................61 Effect routing............................................................................................................................................. 61 Effect on/off .............................................................................................................................................. 62 Playing pitches using the sound of an external device (Input Effect)................................... 62 Compressor .................................................................................................................................... 62 Multi-effects (MFX)....................................................................................................................... 63 Reverb ............................................................................................................................................. 64 Mastering effect ............................................................................................................................. 64 Creating an original pattern .................................................................65 Selecting a recording method ................................................................................................................. 65 Recording your performance “as is” (Realtime Recording)............................................................... 65 Recording procedure .................................................................................................................... 65 Practicing while you record (Rehearsal).................................................................................... 66 Erasing unwanted data during recording (Realtime Erase) ................................................... 66 Canceling the entire recording (Recording Cancel) ................................................................. 66 Using the keyboard pads to record (TR-REC)...................................................................................... 67 Recording procedure .................................................................................................................... 67 Consecutively recording notes one at a time (Step Recording)......................................................... 68 Recording procedure .................................................................................................................... 68 Recording tempo changes and mute operations (Tempo/Mute Recording) .................................. 69 5 MC-808_r_e.book 6 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 6Contents Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) .............................................................70 Basic procedure for pattern editing ....................................................................................................... 70 Copying a portion of a pattern (COPY) ..................................................................................... 71 Erasing unwanted performance data (ERASE) ........................................................................ 71 Deleting unwanted measures (DELETE)................................................................................... 72 Inserting blank measures (INSERT) ........................................................................................... 72 Transposing the pitch (TRANSPOSE)........................................................................................ 73 Modifying the velocity of notes (VELOCITY) .......................................................................... 73 Modifying the note length (DURATION) ................................................................................. 73 Making slight shifts in the timing (SHIFT CLOCK) ................................................................ 74 Thinning out unneeded data (DATA THIN) ............................................................................ 74 Correcting the timing of a pattern (QUANTIZE)..................................................................... 75 Converting the Note Timing of a Pattern (RECLOCK) ........................................................... 76 Moving data of a specific note number to another part (EXTRACT RHY) .......................... 77 Setting the part parameters (PART PARAM) ........................................................................... 77 Initializing a pattern (INITIALIZE) ............................................................................................ 78 Editing a pattern in detail (Microscope) ............................................................................................... 79 Events you can edit using the Microscope ................................................................................ 79 Editing the recorded events......................................................................................................... 80 Inserting an event (Create Event) ............................................................................................... 81 Erasing an event (Erase Event).................................................................................................... 81 Microscope Utilities.................................................................................................................................. 82 Specifying the types of events to view (View Switch)............................................................. 82 Moving an event (Move Event)................................................................................................... 82 Copying an event (Copy)............................................................................................................. 82 Pasting an event (Paste) ............................................................................................................... 82 Saving a pattern ....................................................................................83 MC-808_r_e.book 7 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Contents Patch/Sample Mode.................................85 Editing patches (Patch Edit) ................................................................86 How a patch is organized........................................................................................................................ 86 How a tone is organized .............................................................................................................. 86 Selecting a patch ....................................................................................................................................... 87 Types of patch................................................................................................................................ 87 Selecting a patch ............................................................................................................................ 87 Selecting patches by category (Category Lock) ........................................................................ 88 Patch editing procedure .......................................................................................................................... 89 Tips for editing patches................................................................................................................ 89 Selecting the tones that will sound (TONE SWITCH)............................................................. 89 Using the motorized faders to edit a patch ............................................................................... 89 Saving a patch ........................................................................................................................................... 91 Editing rhythm sounds (Rhythm Edit) ................................................92 How percussion instruments are organized ........................................................................................ 92 Rhythm editing procedure...................................................................................................................... 92 Selecting a rhythm set................................................................................................................... 92 Selecting the wave(s) that will sound ........................................................................................ 93 Using the faders to edit ................................................................................................................ 93 Saving a rhythm set.................................................................................................................................. 95 Editing samples (Sample Edit) ............................................................96 Selecting a sample patch.......................................................................................................................... 96 Types of sample patch.................................................................................................................. 96 Selecting a sample patch .............................................................................................................. 96 Setting the start/end points of the sample ........................................................................................... 97 Removing unwanted portions of a sample (Truncate) ....................................................................... 97 Sample settings (SAMPLE PARAM) ..................................................................................................... 97 Specifying how a sample will play (Loop Mode)..................................................................... 98 Calculating the BPM of a sample (BPM Calculator) ................................................................ 98 Loading a sample (LOAD) ...................................................................................................................... 99 Unloading a sample (UNLOAD) ........................................................................................................... 99 Deleting a sample (DELETE) .................................................................................................................. 99 Deleting all samples (DELETE ALL) ..................................................................................................... 99 Importing WAV/AIFF data (IMPORT) .............................................................................................. 100 Loading all samples (LOAD ALL) ....................................................................................................... 100 Erasing all samples (UNLOAD ALL).................................................................................................. 101 Saving all samples (SAVE ALL) ........................................................................................................... 101 Saving a sample..................................................................................102 Regarding the locations where samples are stored ........................................................................... 103 7 MC-808_r_e.book 8 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 8Contents Song Mode ............................................105 Playing songs......................................................................................106 Playing a song ......................................................................................................................................... 106 Basic playback operation ........................................................................................................... 106 Song reset ..................................................................................................................................... 106 Selecting a song to play .............................................................................................................. 106 Changing the BPM or mute status............................................................................................ 106 Recording a song................................................................................107 Recording procedure .................................................................................................................. 107 Editing the setup parameters .................................................................................................... 107 Editing songs (Song Edit) ..................................................................108 Copying a song (COPY) ............................................................................................................. 108 Deleting a step (DELETE STEP)................................................................................................ 108 Inserting a step (INSERT STEP) ................................................................................................ 108 Initializing a song (INITIALIZE) .............................................................................................. 109 Song mixer (SONG MIXER) ...................................................................................................... 109 Saving a song......................................................................................110 Sampling ...............................................111 Sampling procedure ...........................................................................112 System Mode .........................................117 System mode.......................................................................................118 How to make the system function settings......................................................................................... 118 Settings for the panel controllers and the screen (PANEL) .................................................. 118 Settings related to sequencer operation (SEQUENCER)....................................................... 119 Settings related to MIDI transmission (Tx MIDI)................................................................... 120 Settings related to MIDI reception (Rx MIDI)......................................................................... 120 Settings related to tuning and how the sound is produced (SOUND) ............................... 121 Settings related to sampling (SAMPLING) ............................................................................. 121 Settings related to the input source (INPUT SETTING)........................................................ 122 Settings related to USB mode (USB)......................................................................................... 122 Settings related to V-LINK (V-LINK)....................................................................................... 123 Viewing the system information (INFO) ............................................................................................ 124 Settings related to the CompactFlash card (CARD).......................................................................... 124 Backing up user data (User Backup) ........................................................................................ 124 Recovering backed-up user data (User Restore) .................................................................... 125 Initializing a CompactFlash card (Card Format).................................................................... 125 Performing a factory reset (UTILITY) ................................................................................................. 126 Protecting individual patch banks (UTILITY) ................................................................................... 126 MC-808_r_e.book 9 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Contents V-LINK ...................................................127 About V-LINK.......................................................................................128 What is V-LINK? .................................................................................................................................... 128 Connection examples ............................................................................................................................. 128 Using V-LINK ......................................................................................................................................... 129 Connecting the MC-808 to a computer....131 Connecting to your computer via USB (USB mode) .......................132 About USB functions.............................................................................................................................. 132 Switching the Storage mode and the MIDI mode ............................................................................. 132 Transferring files to or from your computer (Storage mode) .......................................................... 133 Cautions regarding folders and files........................................................................................ 133 Connections.................................................................................................................................. 133 Specify the connection-destination........................................................................................... 134 Importing audio file.................................................................................................................... 134 Caution regarding folders and files..................................................................................................... 135 Exiting Storage mode.................................................................................................................. 135 Canceling USB communication................................................................................................. 135 Exchanging MIDI messages with your computer (MIDI mode)..................................................... 136 Driver installation and settings................................................................................................. 136 Using MC-808 editor ...........................................................................137 Installing MC-808 editor into your computer .................................................................................... 137 Making connections ............................................................................................................................... 137 MC-808 editor system requirements ................................................................................................... 137 System requirements (Windows) ............................................................................................. 137 System requirements (Mac OS)................................................................................................. 137 Appendices ............................................139 Expanding the memory ......................................................................140 Precautions for expanding memory .................................................................................................... 140 How to expand the memory ................................................................................................................. 140 Removing the memory............................................................................................................... 141 Checking that memory is installed correctly...................................................................................... 141 Error messages...................................................................................142 Troubleshooting..................................................................................143 Specifications......................................................................................145 Index.....................................................................................................147 9

MC-808_r_e.book 10 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 USING THE UNIT SAFELY Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of death or severe injury should the unit be used improperly. Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of injury or material damage should the unit be used improperly. * Material damage refers to damage or other adverse effects caused with respect to the home and all its furnishings, as well to domestic animals or pets. 001 • Before using this unit, make sure to read the instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual. .......................................................................................................... 001-50 • Connect mains plug of this model to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. .......................................................................................................... 002d • Do not open or perform any internal modifica- tions on the unit or its AC adaptor. (The only exception would be where this manual provides specific instructions which should be followed in order to put in place user-installable options; see p. 140.) .......................................................................................................... 003 • Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts within it (except when this manual provides specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page. .......................................................................................................... 004 • Never use or store the unit in places that are: • Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or are • Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors); or are • Humid; or are • Exposed to rain; or are • Dusty; or are • Subject to high levels of vibration. .......................................................................................................... 007 • Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces. .......................................................................................................... The symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is determined by the design contained within the triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger. The symbol alerts the user to items that must never be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that must not be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it means that the unit must never be disassembled. The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be carried out. The specific thing that must be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it means that the power- cord plug must be unplugged from the outlet. 008c • Be sure to use only the AC adaptor supplied with the unit. Also, make sure the line voltage at the installation matches the input voltage specified on the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may use a different polarity, or be designed for a different voltage, so their use could result in damage, malfunction, or electric shock. .......................................................................................................... 008e • Use only the attached power-supply cord. Also, the supplied power cord must not be used with any other device. .......................................................................................................... 009 • Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord, nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can damage the cord, producing severed elements and short circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock hazards! .......................................................................................................... 010 • This unit, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be capable of producing sound levels that could cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for a long period of time at a high volume level, or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should immediately stop using the unit, and consult an audiologist. .......................................................................................................... 011 • Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material, coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit. .......................................................................................................... 10 MC-808_r_e.book 11 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 012b • Immediately turn the power off, remove the AC adaptor from the outlet, and request servicing by your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page when: • The AC adaptor, the power-supply cord, or the plug has been damaged; or • If smoke or unusual odor occurs • Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been spilled onto the unit; or • The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise has become wet); or • The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance. .......................................................................................................... 013 • In households with small children, an adult should provide supervision until the child is capable of following all the rules essential for the safe operation of the unit. .......................................................................................................... 014 • Protect the unit from strong impact. (Do not drop it!) .......................................................................................................... 015 • Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share an outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be especially careful when using extension cords—the total power used by all devices you have connected to the extension cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rating (watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up and eventually melt through. .......................................................................................................... 016 • Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page. .......................................................................................................... 022b • Always turn the unit off and unplug the AC adaptor before attempting installation of the circuit board (DIMM; p. 140). .......................................................................................................... 023 • DO NOT play a CD-ROM disc on a conventional audio CD player. The resulting sound may be of a level that could cause permanent hearing loss. Damage to speakers or other system components may result. .......................................................................................................... 101b • The unit and the AC adaptor should be located so their location or position does not interfere with their proper ventilation. .......................................................................................................... 102c • Always grasp only the plug on the AC adaptor cord when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or this unit. .......................................................................................................... 103b • At regular intervals, you should unplug the AC adaptor and clean it by using a dry cloth to wipe all dust and other accumulations away from its prongs. Also, disconnect the power plug from the power outlet whenever the unit is to remain unused for an extended period of time. Any accumulation of dust between the power plug and the power outlet can result in poor insulation and lead to fire. .......................................................................................................... 104 • Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be placed so they are out of the reach of children. .......................................................................................................... 106 • Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on the unit. .......................................................................................................... 107c • Never handle the AC adaptor or its plugs with wet hands when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or this unit. .......................................................................................................... 108b • Before moving the unit, disconnect the AC adaptor and all cords coming from external devices. .......................................................................................................... 109b • Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet (p. 18). .......................................................................................................... 110b • Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning in your area, disconnect the AC adaptor from the outlet. .......................................................................................................... 115a • Install only the specified circuit board (DIMM). Remove only the specified screws (p. 140). .......................................................................................................... 118a • The screws that hold the card protector in place, the screws that are removed from the bottom cover when expanding the memory, and the grounding screw should be kept in a safe place out of the reach of children so that small children will not accidentally swallow them. .......................................................................................................... 11

MC-808_r_e.book 12 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 12 IMPORTANT NOTES 291a In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on page 10, please read and observe the following: Power Supply 301 • Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is being used by an electrical appliance that is controlled by an inverter (such as a refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical appliance is used, power supply noise may cause this unit to malfunction or may produce audible noise. If it is not practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect a power supply noise filter between this unit and the electrical outlet. 302 • The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is not a cause for concern. 307 • Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to speakers or other devices. Placement 351 • Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment containing large power transformers) may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away from the source of interference. 352a • This device may interfere with radio and television reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such receivers. 352b • Noise may be produced if wireless communications devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you experience such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch them off. 354a • Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes. Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit. 355b • When moved from one location to another where the temper- ature and/or humidity is very different, water droplets (conden- sation) may form inside the unit. Damage or malfunction may result if you attempt to use the unit in this condition. Therefore, before using the unit, you must allow it to stand for several hours, until the condensation has completely evaporated. 360 • Depending on the material and temperature of the surface on which you place the unit, its rubber feet may discolor or mar the surface. You can place a piece of felt or cloth under the rubber feet to prevent this from happening. If you do so, please make sure that the unit will not slip or move accidentally. Maintenance 401a • For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth or one that has been slightly dampened with water. To remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a mild, non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to wipe the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. 402 • Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation. Repairs and Data 452 • Please be aware that all data contained in the unit’s memory may be lost when the unit is sent for repairs. Important data should always be backed up on a CompactFlash, in another MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer), or written down on paper (when possible). During repairs, due care is taken to avoid the loss of data. However, in certain cases (such as when circuitry related to memory itself is out of order), we regret that it may not be possible to restore the data, and Roland assumes no liability concerning such loss of data. Additional Precautions 551 • Please be aware that the contents of memory can be irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself against the risk of loosing important data, we recommend that you periodically save a backup copy of important data you have stored in the unit’s memory on a CompactFlash, or in another MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer). 552 • Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents of data that was stored in the unit’s memory, on a CompactFlash, or in another MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer) once it has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes no liability concerning such loss of data. 553 • Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions. 554 • Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display. 556 • When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal elements. 558a • To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about those around you (especially when it is late at night). 559a • When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box (including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging materials. 562 • Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using some other make of connection cable, please note the following precau- tions. • Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The use of such cables can cause the sound level to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable. 566a • The usable range of D Beam controller will become extremely small when used under strong direct sunlight. Please be aware of this when using the D Beam controller outside. 985 • The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown by the display. Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the system (e.g., includes newer sounds), so what you actually see in the display may not always match what appears in the manual. MC-808_r_e.book 13 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 IMPORTANT NOTES Before Using Cards 704 • Carefully insert the CompactFlash card all the way in—until it is firmly in place. fig.M512-Insert 705 • Never touch the terminals of the CompactFlash card. Also, avoid getting the terminals dirty. 707 • This unit’s memory card slot accepts CompactFlash memory cards. Microdrive storage media are not compatible. 708 • CompactFlash are constructed using precision components; handle the cards carefully, paying particular note to the following. • To prevent damage to the cards from static electricity, be sure to discharge any static electricity from your own body before handling the cards. • Do not touch or allow metal to come into contact with the contact portion of the cards. • Do not bend, drop, or subject cards to strong shock or vibration. • Do not keep cards in direct sunlight, in closed vehicles, or other such locations (storage temperature: -25 to 85 ̊ C). • Do not allow cards to become wet. • Do not disassemble or modify the cards. Handling CD-ROMs 801 • Avoid touching or scratching the shiny underside (encoded surface) of the disc. Damaged or dirty CD-ROM discs may not be read properly. Keep your discs clean using a commercially available CD cleaner. Copyright 851 • Unauthorized recording, distribution, sale, lending, public performance, broadcasting, or the like, in whole or in part, of a work (musical composition, video, broadcast, public perfor- mance, or the like) whose copyright is held by a third party is prohibited by law. 853 • Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a åå204 * Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 206j * Windows ® is known officially as: “Microsoft ® Windows ® operating system.” copyright held by a third party. We assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this unit. 981a(revised) • The sounds, phrases and patterns contained in this product are sound recordings protected by copyright. Roland hereby grants to purchasers of this product the permission to utilize the sound recordings contained in this product for the creation and recording of original musical works; provided however, the sound recordings contained in this product may not be sampled, downloaded or otherwise re- recorded, in whole or in part, for any other purpose, including but not limited to the transmission of all or any part of the sound recordings via the internet or other digital or analog means of transmission, and/ or the manufacture, for sale or otherwise, of any collection of sampled sounds, phrases or patterns, on CD-ROM or equivalent means. The sound recordings contained in this product are the original works of Roland Corporation. Roland is not responsible for the use of the sound recordings contained in this product, and assumes no liability for any infringement of any copyright of any third party arising out of use of the sounds, phrases and patterns in this product. 207 * Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. 209 * Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 213 * Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. 220 * All product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 234 * CompactFlash and are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation and licensed by CompactFlash association. 235 * Roland Corporation is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash TM and CF logo ( ) trademarks. 13

MC-808_r_e.book 14 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 14 Panel descriptions Top panel fig.panel_j-001 1 2 3 4 5 12 6 7 D BEAM VOLUME SAMPLING 8 10 15 D BEAM (D Beam Control- lers) 1314 9 11 41526 3 MODE Switches the D BEAM on/off. [SYSTEM] Switches the MC-808 to System mode (p. You can modify the patterns or sounds by 118). passing your hand over these (p. 58). [SONG] Switches the MC-808 to Song mode (p. [SOLO SYNTH] Play the MC-808 as a monophonic synthe- 105). sizer (p. 59). [PATTERN] Switches the MC-808 to Pattern mode (p. * Hold down [SHIFT] and press one of the 41). corresponding buttons to access the D BEAM setting screen. [PATCH/SAMPLE] Switches the MC-808 to Patch/Sample mode (p. 85). [TURNTABLE] Use the D Beam to control the pitch (p. 59). GROUP [FILTER] You can assign a variety of parameters and functions to D Beam to modify the [USER] sound in realtime (p. 59). [CARD] Press this to select patches or rhythm sets from the User group (p. 87). Press this to select patches or rhythm sets from the Card group (p. 87). OUTPUT knob Adjusts the overall volume from the MIX OUTPUT jacks and the PHONES jack. INPUT knob Adjusts the volume of the input from the INPUT jacks. [PART LEVEL] After pressing this button, you can use the motorized faders to adjust the level of the parts (p. 46). [PART PAN] After pressing this button, you can use the motorized faders to adjust the pan setting [START/STOP] [MIX IN] Starts/stops sampling (p. 112). Switches the external input on/off (p. 57). of the parts (p. 46). [SYNTHESIZER 1] [SYNTHESIZER 2] After pressing these buttons, you can use the motorized faders to adjust patch pa- rameters (p. 89).

MC-808_r_e.book 15 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 7[V-LINK] Switches V-LINK on/off (p. 129). [PATTERN CALL] After pressing this button, you can use the keyboard pads to select patterns (p. 49). [RPS] Switches RPS on/off (p. 50). [ARPEGGIO] Switches the ARPEGGIO on/off (p. 53). [CHORD MEMORY] Switches the CHORD MEMORY on/off (p. 56). 8[PART ASSIGN] Selects the set of parts that will be con- trolled by the motorized faders. Parts 1–8 can be controlled when the indi- cator is not lit, and parts 9–16 can be con- trolled when the indicator is lit. [AUTO SYNC] This automatically synchronizes the play- back tempo of a sample (waveform) to the playback tempo of the pattern or song (p. 60). [PART] (SELECT/MUTE) 91011 Selects the function of part buttons [1]– [16]. They will operate as part select buttons when the indicator is not lit, or as mute buttons when the indicator is lit. Motorized faders These are used to adjust the volume/pan of each part, and to make various patch settings. Part buttons [1]–[16] Use these to select parts [1]–[16]. [1]–[4] operate as TONE SWITCH buttons (p. 89), and [5]–[8] operate as TONE SE- LECT buttons (p. 89). [TEMPO/ MUTE CONTROL] Switches the Tempo/Mute part (p. 69, a part that records tempo changes, mute operations, and system exclusive messag- es) on/off. [SCALE MEASURE] Selects the note value unit used for TR- REC (p. 68). [TRANSPOSE] Transposes the keyboard pitch in semi- tone steps (p. 47). [HOLD] Switches the Hold function on/off, caus- ing notes to be sustained even after you release the keyboard pads (p. 48). [OCT -] [OCT +] These shift the range of the keyboard pads in one-octave steps (maximum of +/ -4 octaves) (p. 48). Press both buttons simultaneously to re- turn the Octave Shift to 0. Keyboard pads Use these as a keyboard to play sounds or start phrases. [TAP] Set the tempo by hitting this button at the desired timing (p. 44). Panel descriptions 12CURRENT display Indicates the currently playing pattern (p. 42). NEXT display Indicates the pattern that will play next (p. 42). LCD display Shows various information about the op- eration you’re performing. BPM display Indicates the tempo of the pattern or song. 13EFFECTS SWITCH [COMP] Switches the compressor on/off. [MFX1] [MFX2] Switches MFX1 and 2 on/off. [REVERB] Switches reverb on/off. [MASTERING] Switches mastering on/off. 14SEQUENCER [TOP] Moves to the beginning of the pattern or song. [BWD] Returns to the preceding measure. [FWD] Proceeds to the next measure. [STOP] Stops playback or recording. [PLAY] Plays the pattern or song. [REC] Starts recording. 15 VALUE dial This is used to modify values. If you hold down [SHIFT] as you turn the VALUE di- al, the value will change in greater incre- ments. [INC] [DEC] This is used to modify values. If you keep on holding down one button while press- ing the other, the value change acceler- ates. If you press one of these buttons while holding down [SHIFT], the value will change in bigger increments. [CURSOR ] Moves the cursor location left/right. [WRITE] This button is used to store a pattern or patch. [UNDO/ERASE] This button is used to redo the previous operation, or to erase data. [SHIFT] This button is used in conjunction with other buttons to execute various func- tions. [ENTER] Use this button to execute an operation. [EXIT] Returns to the previous screen. In some screens, it cancels the currently executing function. 15

MC-808_r_e.book 16 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 16Panel descriptions Rear panel fig.0-02 1 2 3 5 6 7 48 1POWER switch Press to turn the power on/off (p. 18). 2DC IN Connect the included power cable here (p. 17). The unit should be connected to a power source only of the type marked on the bottom of the unit. 3Ground termi- nal 927 988 For details on the front panel card slot, refer to “Inserting/ 4 removing the CompactFlash card” (p. 18). Cord Hook The cord of the supplied AC Adaptor To the Power Outlet 5MIDI connectors (IN, OUT) 678 These connectors connect the MC-808 with other MIDI devices, enabling the sending and receiving of MIDI messages. • IN: This connector receives messages from another MIDI device. • OUT: This connector transmits messages to another MIDI device. USB connector This connector lets you use a USB cable to connect your computer to the MC-808 Depending on the circumstances of a partic- (p. 132). ular setup, you may experience a discomfort- ing sensation, or perceive that the surface feels gritty to the touch when you touch this device, microphones connected to it, or the INPUT jack metal portions of other objects, such as gui- (R, L/MONO/MIC) tars. This is due to an infinitesimal electrical charge, which is absolutely harmless. How- ever, if you are concerned about this, connect the ground terminal with an external ground. When the unit is grounded, a slight hum may occur, depending on the particu- lars of your installation. If you are unsure of the connection method, contact the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Ro- land distributor, as listed on the “Informa- tion” page. Unsuitable places for connection • Water pipes (may result in shock or electrocution) • Gas pipes (may result in fire or explosion) • Telephone-line ground or lightning rod (may be dangerous in the event of lightning) Cord hook 924fig.CordHook.j To prevent the inadvert- ent disruption of power to your unit (should the plug be pulled out acci- dentally), and to avoid applying undue stress to the AC adaptor jack, anchor the power cord using the cord hook, as shown in the illustra- tion. Accept input of audio signals in stereo (L/R) from external devices. If you want to use mono input, connect to the L jack. * When recording from a mic, connect it to the L jack, and set Input Select (p. 57, p. 112) to “MICROPHONE.” OUTPUT jacks (DIRECT R/L, MIX R, L/MONO) These are output jacks for audio signals. Connect them to your keyboard amp, au- dio system, or mixer. Use separately available audio cables to make connec- tions. PHONES jack Headphones are plugged in here. Security slot ( ) kensington.com/

MC-808_r_e.book 17 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Getting ready Making connections The MC-808 is not equipped with an internal amp or speakers. To hear sound, you will need to connect it to a keyboard amp or audio system, or connect headphones. Refer to the following figure when connecting the MC-808 with external devices. 921 * 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. fig.Connect.e Connect the AC adaptor MIDI OUT MIDI IN Make connections to the MIX OUTPUT jacks to the MC-808, and plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. MIDI IN MIDI OUT External MIDI device (MIDI Keyboard, Sequencer, etc.) Power amp 1. Before making any connections, confirm that power to all devices has been turned off. 2. Connect the AC power cord included with the MC-808 to the unit, then plug the other end into a power outlet. 3. Connect audio and MIDI cables as shown in the diagram. If connecting headphones, plug the headphones into the PHONES jack. Headphones Mixer, etc. Speaker (with built-in Amp) Stereo set, etc. 17

MC-808_r_e.book 18 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 18Getting ready Turning on/off the power 941 * Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to your Inserting/removing the CompactFlash card various devices in the order specified. By turning on devices in the 930 wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices. The MC-808’s power must be off when you insert or remove the CompactFlash card. If you insert or remove the card with the 1. Make sure that all volume controls on the MC-808 and power turned on, you risk damaging the data on the connected devices are set to “0.” CompactFlash card, or rendering the card unusable. 2. Turn on the device connected to the INPUT jacks. 3. Turn on the MC-808’s POWER switch. If you’re using a CompactFlash card for the first time, you must format it using the MC-808. CompactFlash cards formatted by 4. Turn on the devices connected to the OUTPUT jacks. another device will not be detected by the MC-808. For details, refer to “Initializing a CompactFlash card (Card 5. Adjust the volume levels for the devices. Format)” (p. 125). 942 * This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will operate normally. Inserting a CompactFlash card Turning Off the Power 1. Insert the CompactFlash card into the memory card slot located on the front panel. Before switching off the power, lower the volume on each of the 931 devices in your system and then TURN OFF the devices in the Carefully insert the CompactFlash card all the way in—until it reverse order to which they were switched on. is firmly in place. Removing a CompactFlash card 1. Press the eject button located beside the memory card slot on the front panel. The CompactFlash card will be partially ejected. Grasp the CompactFlash card and pull it all the way out. fig.01-001-

MC-808_r_e.book 19 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Getting ready Preventing theft of the CompactFlash card A card protector for preventing theft of the CompactFlash card is included with the MC-808. You can install the card protector as follows. 1. Insert the CompactFlash card into the memory card slot. 2. Attach the card protector. 3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the bottom panel and install them in the CARD LOCK screw holes. In this state, the card protector cannot be removed, preventing the CompactFlash card from being stolen. 3. 1. 2. 928 When turning the unit upside-down, get a bunch of newspapers or magazines, and place them under the four corners or at both ends to prevent damage to the buttons and controls. Also, you should try to orient the unit so no buttons or controls get damaged. 929 When turning the unit upside-down, handle with care to avoid dropping it, or allowing it to fall or tip over. 19 MC-808_r_e.book 20 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 20 An overview of the MC-808 The MC-808’s four modes The MC-808 has four modes. You’ll switch between these modes depending on how you want to play the MC-808 or according to the operations you want to perform. fig.02-004.e Pattern mode (p. 41) Song mode (p. 105) In this mode you can play, record, and edit patterns. In this mode you can play, record, and edit songs. Press [PATTERN] to select Pattern mode. Press [SONG] to select Song mode. Patch/Sample mode (p. 85) System mode (p. 117) In this mode you can edit sounds such as patches, In this mode you can make settings that apply to the rhythms, and samples. Press [PATCH/SAMPLE] to entire MC-808 system, such as tuning and select Patch/Sample mode. synchronization settings. Press [SYSTEM] to select System mode. The basic structure of the MC-808 This section explains the major sections that make up the MC-808; the sequencer, the sound generator, the controllers, and the sampler. fig.02-005.e The data played back by the controller section is sent to the sound Sampling generator section, causing it to produce sound. Alternatively, the data is recorded by the sequencer section and then Sequencer sent to the sound generator section, causing the sound generator section section to produce sound according to the recorded data. About the sound generator section This is the section that actually produces the sound. It can produce sound in response to data from the MC-808’s controllers and sequencer, or in response to data from an external MIDI device. The MC-808’s sound generator can produce up to 128 notes simultaneously, giving you plenty of capacity for playing numerous parts at the same time. Sound generator section Sampler Playback Synthesizer Recording Playback Controller section (keyboard pads, faders, etc.) MC-808_r_e.book 21 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 An overview of the MC-808 The structure of the sounds Songs w eivrevOfig.02-006.e Pattern Pattern Pattern Pattern A song consists of one or more patterns connected in the desired playback order. You can specify a playback order consisting of up to fifty patterns. Patterns and Parts fig.02-007.e A pattern contains 1–998 measures of performance data that plays the sounds (patches or rhythm sets) of up to sixteen parts. The MC-808 provides 256 patterns. Each part is analogous to a musician in a band or orchestra. The MC-808 has sixteen parts, meaning that you can use sixteen different patches or rhythm sets to play sixteen different performances simultaneously. Patches and Tones fig.2-008.e A patch corresponds to a single instrument such as a piano or guitar. Each patch consists of up to four tones. The MC-808 provides 896 different patches, giving you a wide variety of sounds that you can enjoy simply by selecting and playing them. Tones are the building blocks of which a patch is made. The MC-808 provides 622 waveforms, and two waveforms can be assigned to a tone. (They can be assigned in stereo, with one for the L side and one for the R side.) Rhythm sets fig.02-008.e Songs B3 SNARE CLAP HI-HAT KICK RIM TOM CYMBAL A rhythm set assigns a separate instrumental sound to each note. (You can’t play scales or melodies using each instrumental sound.) The MC-808 provides 128 rhythm sets. Effect processors PatternThe effect processors let you add a variety of effects to the measure measure measure sounds of the patches or rhythm sets. You can use six different Part 1 patch (piano) effects simultaneously, using the six independent effect Part 2 patch (guitar) Part 3 patch (rhythm set) processors: Compressor (which evens-out irregularities in the level), Reverb (which adds reverberation), two Multi-effects (each of which lets you choose one of 47 effect types such as equalizer, overdrive, and delay), an External Input effect, and a Master effect (which is applied to the final output of the MC- 808, making the overall volume more consistent). Sampler Part 16 patch A sampler is a device that captures wave files or external audio sources such as a CD as “samples.” * Assign a patch to each part. The MC-808 lets you change the pitch of a sampled sound, apply a filter to it, or modify its envelope, treating sampled sounds in the same way as the waveforms provided by the sound generator section. Patch Tone 1 Tone 2 Tone 3 Tone 4 21 MC-808_r_e.book 22 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 22An overview of the MC-808 About the sequencer section A sequencer is a device that records performance data and plays back the recorded performance data. The MC-808 contains a sequencer that successively plays back patterns and lets you change the way in which they play back. This type of sequencer is called a “ pattern sequencer .” Recording and playing back your performance The MC-808 contains 256 preset patterns. You can enjoy pattern playback simply by playing back these patterns. You can also create original patterns, either starting from a preset pattern or completely from scratch. Playing multiple parts simultaneously The MC-808 can play back multiple sounds ( patches ) simultaneously. For example, with a part structure such as shown below, you can play drums, bass, piano, and guitar simultaneously, giving you the capability of a band or similar ensemble. Part 1 Guitar Part 2 Bass Part 3 Piano Part 10 Rhythm (drum) set Editing the performance data Unlike a cassette tape or MD (which records “sound”), a sequencer records the “performance data.” This means that you can easily edit the performance data to create your own original patterns. About the controller section The controllers consist of the keyboard pads, the D Beam controller, the panel knobs, and the faders. By operating these you can apply various effects to the performance and to the sounds. fig.02-017 31 1. Keyboard pads These perform the same function as the notes of a keyboard. They are also used to play the RPS function (p. 50) and the arpeggiator (p. 53). Normally, key 2 corresponds to C4. 2. D Beam controller This controller lets you play or modify sounds by moving your hand above it (p. 58). 3. Motorized faders You can use the faders to control sound parameters (filter cutoff frequency or resonance, LFO rate, etc.) in real time. For details on operation, refer to “About the motorized faders” (p. 23). 2 MC-808_r_e.book 23 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 An overview of the MC-808 About the motorized faders The MC-808 lets you use the eight motorized faders to control the w eivrevOvolume, panning, etc. of each part in real time. The MC-808’s moving faders will normally move automatically according to the most recent data of the pattern, and provide an instant and extremely convenient visual indication of the current settings. You can also turn “Fader Motor Sw” (p. 118) OFF so that the faders won’t move automatically. When you briefly touch a fader with your finger, it will switch from automatic mode (in which it automatically moves to indicate the internal state of the pattern or song) to manual mode, in which the fader will follow your manual operation. The faders will return to automatic mode when you do one of the following things: • Switch patterns (Pattern mode) • Switch songs (Song mode) • The faders will also return to automatic mode if you switch the fader functions by pressing a button in the area (1) shown below. fig.02-019 1 2 You can also use the following method to return the faders to their previous mode of operation. Example) If you’ve manually adjusted the part pan setting of part 1 1. Press and hold [PART PAN]. The buttons of the part(s) currently in manual-fader mode will light. In this example, the part 1 button will light. 2. While holding down [PART PAN], press the lit part 1 to turn off its illumination. The fader will return to the mode in which it automatically moves according to the internal parameters. If you press [EXIT] while holding down [PART PAN], all the faders will return to the mode in which they automatically move according to the internal parameters. Saving your data After editing settings or recording a performance, you must save your data if you want to keep the results. If you turn off the power without saving, your settings or recorded performance will be lost. For details on saving your data, refer to the following pages. • Saving a pattern (p. 83) • Saving a Patch/Rhythm Set (p. 91, p. 95) • Saving a song (p. 110) • Saving a sample (p. 102) • Saving a Pattern Set (p. 49) • Saving an RPS set (p. 52) • Saving an arpeggio style (p. 55) • Saving a chord form (p. 56) • Saving a System settings (p. 118) Depending on the content being saved, this may require a substantial amount of time, but you must not turn off the power until saving has been completed. Doing so may cause malfunctions. 23 MC-808_r_e.book 24 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 24 Basic operation of the MC-808 Adjusting the display contrast (LCD Contrast) If you find the display difficult to read, use the following procedure to adjust the display contrast. fig.02-020 3 1. Press [SYSTEM] to enter System mode. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [1]. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “LCD Contrast.” fig.02-010 4. Either turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Higher values will make the characters darker. Range: 1–8 5. To save the setting you made, press [WRITE]. If you decide not to save the setting, press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. Use the VALUE dial to make large changes in a value, or use the [INC] [DEC] to change a value in steps of one. An underline character is shown under the location where you can modify a value. This is called the “ cursor .” fig.02-011.e 1 5If a screen contains more than one value that can be edited, use the 4 [CURSOR ] buttons to move the cursor to the value you want 2 to edit. • Holding down [SHIFT] as you move the VALUE dial increases value increments so you can make large value changes faster. Key repeat function • The value will continue changing if you press and hold [INC] [DEC]. • The cursor will continue moving if you press and hold a [CURSOR ]. Turbo repeat function • The value will increase rapidly if you hold down [INC], then press and hold [DEC]. • The value will decrease rapidly if you hold down [DEC], then press and hold [INC]. • The cursor will move rapidly if you hold down a [CURSOR ] button and then press the opposite [CURSOR] button. Modifying a value Quickly changing a value Cursor MC-808_r_e.book 25 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Basic operation of the MC-808 Canceling the previous action (Undo/Redo) w eivrevO“ Undo ” means to return the modified performance data to the state prior to your most recent change, and “ Redo ” means to cancel the Undo operation so that your change is re-applied. The MC-808 lets you Undo/Redo when you’re performing the following actions. This is a convenient way to cancel a change or to compare the before-and-after result of editing. • Pattern editing (p. 70) • Microscope (p. 79) • Song editing (p. 108) • Recording a song (p. 107) 1. Make sure that you’re in the select screen of Pattern mode or Song mode. 2. Press [UNDO/ERASE]. A display like the following will appear. Example: If you’re undoing a Pattern Edit operation fig.02-012 3. Press [ENTER] to undo your edit and return to the previous state. 4. Press [UNDO/ERASE] once again. A display like the following will appear. Example: If you’re redoing a Pattern Edit operation fig.02-013 5. Press [ENTER] to redo the edit and return to the state prior to the Undo operation. * You must perform the Undo or Redo operation immediately after you modify the data. Once you’ve saved the edited pattern, you won’t be able to undo or redo. Also, if you’ve edited the data and then have performed a different operation to further modify the data, you can’t undo/redo the first change you made. Here’s how to restore the settings of the MC-808 to their factory-set state. fig.02-021 1. Press [SYSTEM] to enter System mode. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [16]. The SYSTEM UTILITY screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select a “Factory Reset.” fig.02-015 4. Press [ENTER]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. fig.02-016 5. Press [ENTER] to execute the Factory Reset. The factory reset operation will be executed. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. When the display indicates “Please Power Off,” turn the power off, then on again. Restoring the factory settings (Factory Reset) When you execute Factory Preset, the data of the internal user memory will be lost. If the internal memory of the MC-808 contains data that you want to keep, you must save it on CompactFlash or via USB to your computer (“Backing up user data (User Backup)” (p. 124)). Never turn off the power while Factory Reset is being executed. Doing so may destroy the contents of memory. 1 2 3 4 5 25 MC-808_r_e.book 26 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 MC-808_r_e.book 27 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Quick Start This chapter describes what you can do using the MC-808. It takes you through several basic procedures, such as the simplest way to play patterns and the steps for creating a pattern. Reference pages are given for each item, so you can easily look up the details when you’re ready to learn more. We hope this will help you grasp the essentials of the MC-808. 27 MC-808_r_e.book 28 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 28 1. Listening to patterns The MC-808 provides approximately 256 patterns containing carefully selected sounds from a wide range of categories. All of them were newly created by artists that are active in today’s music scene. The patterns are categorized by artist. Let’s start by listening to these patterns. 1. Press [PATTERN] so it’s lit; you’re in Pattern mode. The display will indicate the number and name of the currently selected pattern. fig.qs-001.e 2. To play a pattern that’s stored in internal memory, press [USER] to select the user group. 3. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select a pattern. The name and number in the display will change. 4. Press [ENTER] to confirm the pattern you selected. 5. Press [PLAY] to begin playing the pattern. fig.qs-002.e Use the following buttons to play the pattern fig.qs-003.e Immediately after a pattern plays back, the CURRENT display and NEXT display will indicate the same pattern number, and that pattern will play repeatedly. 6. Repeat steps 3–4 to select the next pattern. Selecting and playing a pattern The display will indicate the number and name of the next pattern. fig.qs-004.e 7. Press [ENTER] to confirm the next pattern you selected. When the current pattern has played to the end, the next pattern will begin playing. * The CURRENT display will blink immediately before the pattern switches or repeats. 8. Press [STOP] to stop pattern playback. “Playing patterns” (p. 42) “Pattern list” (p. 15, p. 17) in “Sound & Parameter List.” Current pattern The currently playing pattern Move to the beginning of the pattern Stop playback Next pattern The pattern that will play next Return to the Move to the preceding next measure measure Play back Use this button to record MC-808_r_e.book 29 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 2. Creating an original pattern Now let’s try creating an original pattern. In this example we’re going to use the MC-808’s sequencer function to create a four-measure pattern. You can create a new pattern by starting with the data of an existing pattern, but here we’re going to create a pattern completely from scratch. 1. Press [USER] to select the user group. 2. Select pattern number 800 “Empty.” fig.qs-037 You can also erase the contents of a pattern to a blank state. For details, refer to “Initializing a pattern (INITIALIZE)” (p. 78). As you proceed from this point, you should save the pattern periodically as you work. “Saving a pattern” (p. 83) On the MC-808, a “pattern” consists of sixteen “parts.” When you What’s a sequencer? change the patch used by a pattern, you’re specifying “which patch is used by which part.” The MC-808’s sequencer function lets you create a song by recording your keyboard or pad performance in real time or using step recording. When you play back, the performance you recorded will be 1. Press [PATCH/SAMPLE] to enter Patch/Sample mode. reproduced. 2. Press [PART SELECT] to turn off its illumination, then select a part. 2-0 Preparing an empty pattern The button of the part you selected will light. fig.qs-006_50 3. Use [CURSOR ] to move the cursor to the patch number, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a patch. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make the following settings. 5. When you’ve finished making settings, press [PATTERN] to return to Pattern mode. “Selecting a patch” (p. 87) 2-1 Selecting a sound (patch) Selecting a part 5 1 3 2 Part Patch number Patch name 2 UsrC056 Bassin 3 UsrA030 JP OctAttack 4 UsrA050 Trancy Synth 5 UsrC025 Bells of Q 6 UsrD119 Phat Pad 10 UsrA001 TR-909 Kit 1 11 UsrA001 TR-909 Kit 1 29 Quick Start MC-808_r_e.book 30 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 302. Creating an original pattern 2-2 Using the MC-808’s sounds to create a pattern You can also use the Undo function (p. 25). 2-2-1 Using TR-REC to enter the rhythm We recommend that you use TR-REC (p. 67) to enter the rhythm, since this lets you enter notes at precise timings. Enter the following notes. fig.qs-007.e Closed hi-hat Open hi-hat Clap KickPrepare for recording 1. Select part 10. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “TR-Rec,” and press [ENTER]. fig.qs-008_50 You are in TR-REC standby mode. fig.qs-008-1.e You can also change the recording parameters (p. 67). 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you’re ready to record. Enter the kick drum 1. Select the kick drum “C4.” fig.qs-009_e Recording parameter Move the cursor, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a rhythm sound. 2. Press the keyboard pads to make 1, 5, 9, and 13 light. fig.qs-010 Enter the closed hi-hat 1. Select the closed hi-hat “B 4.” fig.qs-011 2. Press the keyboard pads to make 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, and 14 light. fig.qs-012 Enter the open hi-hat 1. Select the open hi-hat “C5.” fig.qs-013 2. Press the keyboard pads to make 3, 7, 11, and 15 light. fig.qs-014 Enter the clap 1. Select the clap “F 4.” fig.qs-015 2. Press the keyboard pads to make 5 and 13 light. fig.qs-016 Stop recording 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. MC-808_r_e.book 31 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 We recommend that you use STEP REC (p. 68) to enter the bass, since this is a good way to enter repeated notes. You’ll be entering the following notes. fig.qs-017 Prepare for recording 1. Select part 2. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “STEP REC,” and press [ENTER]. fig.qs-018_50 You’ll be in standby mode for step recording. fig.qs-018-1_50 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you can record. 2-2-2 Using STEP REC to enter the bass Enter the bass 1. Set “Note Type” to “16th notes.” fig.qs-020.e 2. Press “OCT+” and “OCT-” simultaneously to restore the octave shift to 0. Make sure that neither button is lit. 3. Press “OCT-” twice. 4. Press [TAP] to enter one rest. fig.qs-043.e On the MC-808, one beat is 480 ticks. 5. Press keyboard pad 2 “C1,” pad 14 “C2,” and pad 14 “C2.” You have now entered one beat. 6. Repeat step 4 and 5 four times to enter the notes for the entire measure. Stop recording 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. 2. Press “OCT+” and “OCT-” simultaneously to restore the octave shift to 0. Make sure that neither button is lit. Location (measure - beat - tick) The current time location will automatically advance by the length of the note (in this case, a rest) you enter. 2. Creating an original pattern Move the cursor, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a note type. t ratSk ciuQ 31 MC-808_r_e.book 32 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 322. Creating an original pattern 2-2-3 Turning one measure of data into four measures (Copy) It’s convenient to use the Copy function (p. 71) when you need to repeat the same data. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [1]. The Edit Copy screen will appear. fig.qs-030_50 2. Make the following settings. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to set its value. Parameter Value Copy Src Source From 1 Source End 1 Event ALL Min – Max – Copy Dest Dest Pattern User 800 (number of the selected pattern) Dest Measure 2 Dest Part – Copy Mode REPLACE Copy Times 3 3. Press [ENTER]. The Copy operation will be executed; now you’ve created four measures of data. By using the Arpeggio function (p. 53) you can play a complex melody in real time just by pressing a simple chord. Prepare for recording 1. Select part 3. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “Realtime Rec,” and press [ENTER]. You’ll be in realtime recording standby mode. fig.qs-022_50 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you can record. Enter an arpeggio 1. Press [ARPEGGIO] so it’s lit. fig.qs-031_50 2. Select an arpeggio style. Hold down [ARPEGGIO] and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select “ARP Preset 092.” fig.qs-036_50 3. At the first beat of measure 1, simultaneously press keyboard pads 2, 5, 7, 9, and 10, and continue holding down these pads until the fourth beat of measure 4. Release the pads when the fourth beat of measure 4 has ended. Stop recording 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. 2. Press [ARPEGGIO] to turn off its illumination. 2-2-4 Using the Arpeggio function for realtime recording

MC-808_r_e.book 33 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 By using the Chord Memory function (p. 56) you can play complex chords in real time with a single finger. Prepare for recording 1. Select part 4. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “Realtime Rec,” and press [ENTER]. You’ll be in realtime recording standby mode. fig.qs-023_50 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you can record. Enter a chord 1. Press [CHORD MEMORY] so it’s lit. fig.qs-035_50 2. Select a chord form. Hold down [CHORD MEMORY] and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select “P004 C min.” fig.qs-024_50 3. Press keyboard pad 2 at the timings shown below. Measure 1 Beat 1 (1-1-000) Back of beat 2 (1-2-240) Measure 3 Beat 1 (3-1-000) Back of beat 2 (3-2-240) 2-2-5 Using the Chord Memory function for realtime recording 2. Creating an original pattern 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. 2. Press [CHORD MEMORY] to turn off its illumination. If your timing was inaccurate, you can use the pattern edit Quantize function to correct the timing (p. 75). Alternatively, you can record with Quantize turned on ( “Qtz Reso (Quantize Resolution)” (p. 66)). t ratSk ciuQ t ratSk ciuQ t ratSk ciuQ

Stop recording 33 MC-808_r_e.book 34 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 342. Creating an original pattern 2-2-6 Using an external keyboard for realtime recording If you want to record your keyboard playing, you’ll find it more convenient to perform using an external keyboard. 1. Connect your external keyboard. Use a MIDI cable to make connections as follows. fig.qs-040.e MC-808 MIDI IN MIDI keyboard MIDI OUT 2. Turn ON the “Remote Kbd Switch” (p. 120). Prepare for recording 1. Select part 5. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “Realtime Rec,” and press [ENTER]. You’ll be in realtime recording standby mode. fig.qs-023_50 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you’re ready to record. Record your keyboard performance 1. Play the following melody. fig.qs-026_90 Stop recording 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. By using TR-REC (described earlier) to record fader operations in real time, you can create a gradually intensifying snare roll. Prepare for recording 1. Select part 11. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “TR-Rec,” and press [ENTER]. The TR-REC standby screen will appear. fig.qs-027_50 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you’re ready to record. Enter the snare drum 1. Select the snare drum “E4.” fig.qs-028.e 2. Press all of the keyboard pads 1–16 to make them light. 3. Press [FWD] to move to the second measure. As you did in step 2, press all of the keyboard pads 1–16 to make them light. In the same way, enter the same notes in the third measure. 4. Press [FWD] to move to the fourth measure. 5. Press [SCALE MEASURE] to select 32nd notes. Now the notes you enter will be in units of 32nd notes. fig.qs-029.e 6. Select the first and second beats, and press all of the keyboard pads 1–16 to make them light. 7. Press [FWD] to select beats 3–4, and press all of the keyboard pads 1–16 to make them light. 2-2-7 Using TR-REC and Realtime REC to create a snare roll Move the cursor and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a rhythm tone. one beat one beat Keyboard pads [1]–[16] will correspond to a two-beat range of recording input, allowing you to enter notes in 32nd note units.

MC-808_r_e.book 35 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Stop recording 1. Press [STOP] to stop recording. Recording the fader movement Next, you’ll use the fader to record a volume change in real time. 1. Press [PART LEVEL]. 2. Press [PART ASSIGN] so it’s lit. Now you can use the faders to control parts 9–16. 3. Move the part 11 fader all the way down to a level of 0. 4. Begin realtime recording. 5. From the beginning of the pattern to the end, steadily move the fader all the way to the maximum position. When you reach the end of the pattern, release the fader and press [STOP] to stop recording. If you fail to stop recording at the end of the pattern, you’ll return to the beginning of the pattern and resume recording; be sure to stop recording at the correct moment. 2. Creating an original pattern 2-2-8 Entering other phrases As desired, you may wish to enter phrases like the following to part 6. fig.qs-041_90 t ratSk ciuQ

35 MC-808_r_e.book 36 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 362. Creating an original pattern 2-3 Making effect settings for each part For each part, you can edit the Output Assign setting to specify whether that part will be sent through an effect. Here we’re going to apply a multi-effect to part 3. Set the output assignment for part 3 1. Select part 3. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [13]. The part parameter screen will appear. fig.qs-050_50 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select “Part Out Asgn,” and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select “MFX2.” fig.qs-051_50 Next, specify the MFX type. Specify the MFX type 1. Press [MFX2] so it’s lit. fig.qs-052_50 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [MFX2]. The MFX type selection screen will appear. 3. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select “42: QUADRUPLE TAP DELAY.” fig.qs-053_50 4. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. With these settings, the multi-effect named “42: QUADRUPLE TAP DELAY” will be applied to part 3. 2-4 Adjusting the volume balance and pan of the parts Next, we’ll play back the pattern, and adjust the volume and pan (stereo position) while listening to the playback. By making these adjustments skillfully, you can give the sound a sense of three- dimensional depth. fig.qs-060_50 2 4 53 1 1. Press [PLAY] to play back the pattern. 2. Press [PART LEVEL]. Now you can use the faders to adjust the volume. 3. Use [PART ASSIGN] to switch the set of parts you’re controlling, and adjust the volume of each part. Indicator not lit: Control parts 1–8 Indicator lit: Control parts 9–16 Volume changes have already been recorded in part 11 (snare). Be careful not to touch the fader for part 11. 4. Press [PART PAN]. Now you can use the faders to adjust the pan settings. 5. Use [PART ASSIGN] to switch the set of parts you’re controlling, and adjust the pan setting of each part. The state of the faders will be saved when you save the pattern (p. 83). MC-808_r_e.book 37 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 2. Creating an original pattern 2-5 Adding a final polish to 2-6 Connecting patterns to the pattern (Mastering) create a song Mastering is the process of applying a stereo compressor (limiter) to Add variation while you connect patterns the final output of the MC-808 to make the volume more consistent. If you intend to create an audio CD, mastering will allow you to record at the optimal level. Even when using just a single pattern, you can create a wide range of dynamic development while maintaining the rhythmic feel of the song simply by changing the muted/unmuted status of the rhythm or by allowing just the bass to be heard by itself. t ratSk ciuQThe mastering effect is applied to the entire MC-808. It is not a You can create a song by connecting patterns in this way. setting for individual patches or patterns. When recording the song, you can leave the pattern data itself unchanged, and record just the additions, such as the mute data. The mastering effect is applied to the sound that is sent from the MIX OUTPUT jacks. It is not applied to the sound from the “Muting a pattern” (p. 45) DIRECT OUTPUT jacks. 1. Press [PLAY] to play back the pattern. “Song Mode” (p. 105) 2. Press [MASTERING] so it’s lit. fig.qs-061_50 3. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [MASTERING]. A screen in which you can choose the type of mastering appears. 4. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select the desired type of mastering. Choose “Techno,” “Hip Hop,” “Break Beats,” or “User” as desired. 5. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. “Mastering effect” (p. 64) 37 MC-808_r_e.book 38 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 382. Creating an original pattern Other: Using audio phrases to create patterns In addition to using its internal sounds, the MC-808 also lets you create patterns using audio files you’ve imported from an external source. Using a sampled phrase in a pattern 1. Sample a sound (p. 112). 2. When you’ve finished recording, you can assign the sound directly to a part in a pattern as a “sample patch,” just like a conventional patch. You can play melodic lines using a sample patch. Recording a vocal along with your song (Solo Sampling) By using a method called “solo sampling” you can sample just the sound from the external input while playing the pattern as usual. This lets you record a vocal to the accompaniment of the pattern. 1. Connect your microphone to the INPUT (L/MONO/MIC) jack. fig.qs-032 2. As described in “Sampling procedure” (p. 112), choose “Solo sampling” to access the Sampling Standby screen. [MIX IN] will be on, and the sound from the mic will be output. Use the volume section’s [INPUT] control to adjust the volume of the microphone. The screen will show a peak indicator. Adjust the input level so that the top level indicator just barely lights. fig.qs-045.e Loud Loud Soft Soft Input level Input level from LINE IN L from LINE IN R 3. Begin sampling. Just your voice will be recorded as you sing along with the pattern. 4. When you’ve finished recording, you can directly assign the sample to a part of the pattern just like a conventional patch. “Adjusting the Mix In settings” (p. 57) Importing an external sample (Import Audio) If you have audio phrases (.wav files) you obtained from the Web or a CD-ROM, you can import these files into the MC-808. “Importing WAV/AIFF data (IMPORT)” (p. 100)

MC-808_r_e.book 39 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Other: Creating original sounds The MC-808 has motorized faders that show the current settings at a glance, and these faders will move to follow changes in the settings in real time. This simplifies operation, and makes it easy to edit sounds. Carefully selected parameters are assigned to the faders for patch editing, so you can create original sounds efficiently and intuitively. Detailed parameters other than those shown on the panel can be edited using the dedicated editor that’s included. You can connect the MC-808 to your computer and transfer information between the two while you operate the MC-808. Using the editor is a good way to perform detailed editing, since this lets you take advantage of the large screen of your computer to view many parameters at a glance, or use your computer keyboard to enter numeric values directly. “Using MC-808 editor” (p. 137) 2. Creating an original pattern Quick Start 39

MC-808_r_e.book 40 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 40 3. Playing patterns By successively playing back your original patterns and existing patterns while you use the faders (or other means) to add variation to your performance, you can perform a song in real time in a way similar to creating a DJ mix. 3-1 Switching patterns in real time If you’re going to switch patterns in real time, you may want to maintain the tempo of the pattern you’re starting with, so that the tempo won’t change for each pattern you select. For details, refer to “BPM Lock” (p. 119). “Playing patterns” (p. 42) 3-2 Add various effects to the sound Controlling the brightness of the sound in real time You can vary the brightness of the sound by using the faders to control the cutoff and resonance. Try this out with the following parameter. 1. Select pattern no. 001 “SuperGrime!” 2. Press [PLAY] to play back the pattern. 3. Press [PART SELECT] so it’s lit, and choose part 16. The part 16 button will light. The result will be easier to distinguish if you solo part 16 to hear it by itself ( “Playing only a specific part (Solo)” (p. 45)). 4. Press [SYNTHESIZER 1], and move the faders located below “CUTOFF” and “RESONANCE.” Listen to the result of moving each fader. In addition to cutoff and resonance, the MC-808 provides multi- effects that can transform a sound into a completely different one. MFX1 and 2 each provide 47 types, each with a distinctive effect. The most suitable effects for each patch are assigned to the faders. 1. Select pattern no. 001 “SuperGrime!” 2. Press [PLAY] to play back the pattern. 3. Press [PART SELECT] so it’s lit, and choose part 16. The part 16 button will light. The result will be easier to distinguish if you solo part 16 to hear it by itself ( “Playing only a specific part (Solo)” (p. 45)). 4. Press [MFX2] so it’s lit. 5. Press [SYNTHESIZER 2], and move the faders located below “MFX2 C1” and “MFX2 C2.” Listen to the result of moving each fader. “MFX2 C1” will change the degree of distortion for the sound. “MFX2 C2” will change the level. Using effects to vary the sound

MC-808_r_e.book 41 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Pattern Mode In this mode you can play, record, and edit patterns. 41 MC-808_r_e.book 42 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 42 Playing patterns Selecting and playing a pattern fig.03-003 1 2 4 5 6 3 1. Press [PATTERN] so it’s lit; you’re in Pattern mode. The display will indicate the number and name of the currently selected pattern. fig.03-002.e 2. Press either [USER] or [CARD] to select the desired group. The button of the selected group will light. [USER] User group Play patterns saved in internal memory. [CARD] Card group Play patterns saved on a card. 3. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select a pattern. The number in the NEXT display will change, and will blink. The LCD display will indicate the pattern name. Range: 001–800 * You can’t select the Card group unless a separately sold CompactFlash card is inserted. 4. Press [ENTER] to confirm the pattern you selected. 5. Press [PLAY] to begin playing the pattern. fig.03-004.e Current pattern Currently playing pattern Immediately after a pattern plays, the CURRENT display and NEXT display will show the same pattern number, and this pattern will play repeatedly. Next pattern The pattern that will play next 6. Use steps 2 and 3 to select the next pattern. The number in the NEXT display will change, and will be blinking. The LCD display will show the pattern name. fig.03-005.e 7. Press [ENTER] to confirm the next pattern. When the current pattern has finished playing, the next pattern will begin playing. * Immediately before the pattern changes or repeats, the CURRENT display will blink to indicate this. You won’t be able to confirm the next pattern during this time. If you press [CURSOR ] while a pattern is playing, the pattern will change immediately, and playback continues from the beginning of the newly selected pattern. 8. Press [STOP] to stop pattern playback. * When the MC-808 is shipped from the factory, there are some patterns that contain no data (EMPTY PATTERN). If you select an empty pattern and attempt to play it, no pattern will play. If you specify an empty pattern as the next pattern, playback will stop the moment you switch to that pattern. “Pattern list” (p. 15, p. 17) in “Sound & Parameter List.” MC-808_r_e.book 43 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 BPM (tempo) when playing patterns successively Each pattern has its own specified tempo (BPM). If you play back patterns successively, the tempo will also change when the pattern changes. If desired, you can maintain the tempo of the first-played pattern even while switching patterns (“BPM Lock” (p. 119)). Parameters that change when the pattern changes (Setup parameters) On the MC-808, settings for the following parameters are stored individually with each pattern. When you play back patterns successively, the settings of these parameters will also change each time the pattern changes. These parameters are collectively called “setup parameters.” • BPM (Tempo) (p. 44) * If desired, you can maintain the tempo of the first-played pattern even while switching patterns (“BPM Lock” (p. 119)). • Patch/Rhythm Set* (p. 87, p. 92) • Part level* (p. 46) • Part pan* (p. 46) • Compressor settings (p. 62) • Multi-effect settings (p. 63) • Part mute status* (p. 45) The Mute Remain (p. 45) setting will be applied. • Auto Sync on/off status* (p. 60) • Reverb settings * You can modify the Reverb settings only by using the dedicated editor that’s included. * An asterisk (*) indicates parameters that you can set for each part. Playing patterns Basic playback operation Use the following buttons to control the playback. fig.1-02.e Move to the Return to the Advance to the beginning previous next measure of the pattern measure Stop playback Play back Used for recording e domn rettaP* The [FWD], [BWD], and [TOP] buttons can also be used during playback. * Press [STOP] twice to return to the beginning of the pattern. 43 MC-808_r_e.book 44 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 44Playing patterns Changing the BPM (Tempo) BPM stands for Beats Per Minute, and indicates the number of quarter-note beats in each minute. Using the VALUE dial fig.03-008 23 1 1. Press [TAP]. The LCD display shows the current tempo value. fig.03-009 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select BPM, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the BPM. By holding down [SHIFT] and turning the VALUE dial or using [INC] [DEC], you can adjust the tempo value in 0.1 BPM units. Range: 5.0–300.0 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. Using the TAP button fig.03-010 1. Press [TAP] three or more times at quarter-note intervals of the desired BPM. Range: 5.0–300.0 * If desired, you can set the BPM by pressing [TAP] at eighth-note/ sixteenth-note intervals ( “Tap Reso” (p. 118)). 2. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. 1 Viewing the number of measures in a pattern Here’s how you can view the total number of measures in the current pattern and check the current playback location. fig.03-006 1 1. Press [SCALE MEASURE]. While you hold down the button, the display will indicate the playback location. The CURRENT display will indicate the measure, the NEXT display will indicate the beat, and the LCD display will indicate the number of measures in the entire pattern. In the illustration below, the displays provide the following information concerning the pattern: “overall length = 4 measures” and “current playback location = measure 3 beat 2.” fig.03-007.e Playback location (measure) Playback location (beat) Total number of measures in the pattern Turning the metronome (click) on/off 1. Press [TAP]. The LCD display will indicate the current tempo value and the metronome status. fig.03-009 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select “Click,” and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to switch the click on/off. 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. * The metronome volume is one of the System settings ( “Metronome Level” (p. 121)). MC-808_r_e.book 45 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Muting a pattern A pattern contains sixteen parts. You can mute each part or rhythm tone in real time. Muting a specific part (Part Mute) fig.03-011 1 2 1. Press [PART] (SELECT/MUTE) so its indicator is lighted. The part button [1]–[16] indicators show the current status of each part. Lit: The part can be played. Blinking: The part is muted. Unlit: No performance is recorded in the part. (The indicator will light when you record data into the part.) 2. Press the part button [1]–[16] for the part you want to mute. The indicator of the button you pressed will blink, and the performance data will be muted. To defeat muting, press the part select button of a muted part to make the indicator light. * The indicator won’t light if you press the part select button of a part that’s not lighted. You can change the mute status of each part and save the mute settings with the pattern ( “Saving a pattern” (p. 83)). Various ways to mute Playing the next pattern with the current mute settings preserved (Mute Remain) Here’s how you can preserve the current mute settings when you play the next pattern. For example, this is convenient when you want to play the next pattern without hearing the rhythm part. 1. While a pattern is playing, select the next pattern. 2. Press [PLAY]. The mute settings of each part will remain, and playback will switch to the pattern you selected. fig.03-029.e Mute Remain will automatically be cancelled when playback switches to the next pattern. * Mute Remain will be cancelled if you press [PLAY] once again before the pattern switches. Playing only a specific part (Solo) Here’s how you can have just a specific part play while all the remaining parts are muted. 1. While holding down [SHIFT] and [TEMPO/MUTE CONTROL], press the part button [1]–[16] of the part that you want to play. Muting all parts (All Part Mute) Here’s how you can mute all parts at once. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [OCT -]. Playing all parts (All Part On) Here’s how you can defeat muting for all parts at once, restoring them to play mode. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [OCT +]. Swapping the muted and playing parts (Mute Reverse) Here’s how you can swap (invert) the statuses of the playing and muted parts. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [PART ASSIGN]. Reverting to the mute status stored in the pattern (Default Mute) Here’s how you can instantly restore the part mute settings to the state that is stored in each pattern. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [PART] (SELECT/MUTE). The following indication is shown when Mute Remain is active. Playing patterns Pattern mode 45 MC-808_r_e.book 46 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 46Playing patterns Using the motorized faders to edit the pattern settings You can use the MC-808’s eight motorized faders to adjust settings such as volume and pan for each part in real time. Of course you can also record fader movements into the pattern (p. 65). Adjusting the volume of each part (Part Level) fig.03-021 3 1. Press [PART LEVEL] so its indicator is lighted. The faders will automatically move to the current values of the newly selected parameter. 2. Press [PART ASSIGN] to select the parts that you want to edit using the faders. Indicator unlit: Parts 1–8 Indicator lit: Parts 9–16 3. Move the motorized faders to adjust the volume of each part. Raising a fader will increase the volume, and lowering a fader will decrease the volume. Range: 0–127 * When the value is at “100,” the volume will be as specified by the patch itself. Adjusting the panning of each part (Part Pan) You can adjust the panning (left/right position) of the sound that is sent in stereo from the OUTPUT jacks (MIX L/R, DIRECT L/R). For example you might pan the drums and bass to the center, the piano 1 to the right, and a synth pad to the left. fig.03-022 2 1 2 3 1. Press [PART PAN] so its indicator is lighted. The faders will automatically move to the current values of the newly selected parameter. 2. Press [PART ASSIGN] to select the parts that you want to edit using the faders. Indicator unlit: Parts 1–8 Indicator lit: Parts 9–16 3. Move the motorized faders to adjust the panning of each part. Raising a fader will pan the sound toward the right. Lowering a fader will pan the sound toward the left. Range: L64–63R * When the value is at “0,” the panning will be as specified by the patch itself. * In a patch or rhythm set, there is a pan setting for each tone (rhythm tone). Adjusting the part pan setting will apply a relative shift to the panning of the entire patch or rhythm set. * For some patches, you may still hear a small amount of sound from the opposite speaker even if you’ve panned all the way to the far left (or right). Also, the part pan setting is ignored in the following situations. • If you’ve made monaural connections • For a patch, rhythm set, or rhythm tone to which you’ve applied a monaural-output effects (such as spectrum or overdrive) “Applying effects” (p. 61) MC-808_r_e.book 47 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Transposing during playback (Realtime Transpose)

Using the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] fig.03-012 1 1. Hold down [TRANSPOSE] and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to specify the desired transposition. While you hold down the button, the display will show the current value. fig.03-013 Range: -12–+12 semitones (factory setting is 0) 2. When you release the button, the transposition will be applied. To return to the original pitch, press the [TRANSPOSE] button once again to turn off the indicator. 1 Using the keyboard pads 1. Make sure that both the [PATTERN CALL] and [RPS] indicators are dark. specify the desired transposition. You can specify a transposition in the range of -12–+12 semitones, centered on the C4 note (keyboard pad [2] when the Octave Shift setting is “0”). fig.03-014 C4 If you want to specify a negative value, press [OCT -] so it’s lit. fig.03-014 3. When you release the keyboard pad, the transposition will be applied. To return to the original pitch, press the [TRANSPOSE] button once again to turn off the indicator. Pattern mode Pattern mode C4

2. Hold down [TRANSPOSE] and press a keyboard pad to “Shifting the pitch in octave units (Octave Shift)” (p. 48) * The Realtime Transpose setting will always be “0” immediately after you turn on the power. Playing patterns 47 MC-808_r_e.book 48 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 48Playing patterns Using the keyboard pads to play sounds fig.03-016 1 2 34 1. Make sure that both the [PATTERN CALL] and [RPS] indicators are dark. 2. Press [PART] (SELECT/MUTE) so its indicator is not lit. 3. Press the PART button of the part that you want to play. The indicator will light. * The part that’s selected by the PART SELECT button and PART buttons is called the “ current part .” 4. Press the keyboard pads, and you’ll hear the patch that’s assigned to that part. If you’ve connected a MIDI keyboard, you can turn the “Remote Kbd Switch” (p. 120) on and play the keyboard to hear the sound of the part selected by the PART button. Normally, pad 2 will play the C4 note. fig.03-017 B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D C# D# F# G# A# C# B C D E F G AB C D Sustaining the notes you play (Hold) If you press [HOLD] so it’s lit, the notes will be sustained even after you take your hand off the keyboard pads. The sound will stop when you press [HOLD] once again and turn off the indicator. fig.03-032 Shifting the pitch in octave units (Octave Shift) Pressing [OCT -] [OCT +] shift the range of the keyboard pads in steps of one octave (maximum +/-4 octaves). If you press both buttons simultaneously, the octave shift will be reset to 0. fig.03-026 MC-808_r_e.book 49 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Various ways to use the keyboard pads Using the keyboard pads to recall patterns (Pattern Call) You can use the sixteen keyboard pads as buttons to select patterns. The patterns that are registered to each of the sixteen keyboard pads are handled as one “ pattern set .” You are free to edit the contents of a pattern set, and can store 50 different sets. You can also switch between pattern sets during pattern playback. * Pattern Call cannot be used in Song mode.

Using Pattern Call fig.03-018 1 2 1. Press [PATTERN CALL] so its indicator is lighted. 2. Press one of the keyboard pads [1]–[16]. The pattern that is registered to the pad you pressed will be selected. This will select a pattern as the “current pattern” if playback is stopped, or as the “next pattern” if a pattern is playing. * [HOLD] and [OCT -] [OCT+] will have no effect. * Pattern Call cannot be used simultaneously with RPS, arpeggiator, or chord memory. Selecting a pattern set 1. Hold down [PATTERN CALL] and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a set. “Pattern Set list” (p. 23, p. 24) in “Sound & Parameter List.” Registering a pattern in a Pattern Set 1. Select the pattern you want to register, so it is the current pattern. With playback stopped, select a pattern and press [ENTER]. 2. Select the pattern set into which you want to register that pattern. Saving a Pattern Set Pattern Set settings that you have edited will be lost when you turn off the power. If you want to keep your changes, you must save them as follows. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [PATTERN CALL]. The Pattern Call editing screen will appear. fig.03-019 2. Use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select the pattern set that you want to save. 3. Press [WRITE]. 4. Press [ENTER]. For details on how to assign a name, refer to “Saving a pattern” (p. 83). Pattern mode Pattern mode Pattern mode Pattern mode

3. Hold down [PATTERN CALL], and press one of the keyboard pads to which you want to register the pattern. That pattern will be registered to the pad you pressed. You can’t register a pattern during playback. In the pattern set, you can register setup parameters (p. 43) that are different than the setup parameters of the pattern registered. 5. Assign a name to the pattern set. 6. When you have finished entering the name, press [ENTER]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. 7. To save the pattern set, press [ENTER]. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. Playing patterns 49 MC-808_r_e.book 50 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 50Playing patterns Using the keyboard pads to play phrases (RPS) Any phrase that’s been assigned to one of the sixteen pads will continue playing as long as you hold down its pad. The phrases that are registered to the sixteen pads are handled as one “RPS set.” You are free to edit the contents of an RPS set, and can store 50 different sets. You can also switch between RPS sets during pattern playback. Using RPS fig.03-020 1 2 1. Press [RPS] so its indicator is lighted. 2. Press one of the keyboard pads [1]–[16]. The pad you pressed will light and the phrase that is registered to it will continue playing. * [OCT -] [OCT+] will have no effect. * RPS cannot be used simultaneously with pattern call, arpeggiator, or chord memory. Selecting an RPS set 1. Hold down [RPS] and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a set. “RPS Set list” (p. 21) in “Sound & Parameter List” Registering a phrase in an RPS set 1. Select the pattern that contains the phrase you want to register, so it is the current pattern. With playback stopped, select a pattern and press [ENTER]. 2. Mute all parts other than the single part you want to register in RPS. You can do this conveniently by using the Solo function (p. 45). 3. Select the RPS set in which you want to register that phrase. 4. Hold down [RPS], and press the keyboard pad to which you want to register the phrase. That phrase will be registered to the pad you pressed. fig.03-027 You can’t register a phrase while a pattern is playing. Note when assigning RPS * It is not possible for multi-part phrases to be assigned to each of the keyboard pads. You must mute all parts other than the part that contains the phrase you wish to assign. If you attempt to assign a phrase in which two or more parts are un-muted, the display will indicate “Cannot Assign Phrase!” * If you have assigned a phrase to RPS and modify the performance data of the pattern that contains that phrase after it has been assigned, be aware that the phrase played by RPS will be affected by these modifications. For example if you delete the performance data of a pattern that contains an assigned phrase, no sound will be heard when you use RPS to play that phrase. * If you assign a phrase from a part that uses MFX, the MFX settings during RPS playback will be determined by the MFX settings of the currently selected pattern. This means that the RPS playback may sound different than the original phrase. In the RPS set, you can register setup parameters (p. 43) that are different than the setup parameters of the pattern registered. MC-808_r_e.book 51 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 RPS Hold You can make a phrase continue playing even after you release your finger from the keyboard pad. To hold all phrases 1. Press [HOLD] so the indicator is lit. 2. Press a keyboard pad to play a phrase. You can stop that phrase by pressing the same pad once again. To hold individual phrases 1. Hold down [HOLD] and press a keyboard pad to play a phrase. [HOLD] will blink, and that phrase will continue playing until you press the same pad once again. 2. To play a phrase that you want to hold, hold down [HOLD] and press the appropriate pad, as described in step 1 . The phrases will play together. 3. To play a phrase that you do not want to hold, press only the appropriate pad. When you release your finger from the pad, that phrase will stop playing. * In steps 1 and 2, you can also press [HOLD] while pressing the keyboard pad to play the phrase, as an alternative to holding down [HOLD] and then pressing the pad. To stop all phrases, press [HOLD] so the indicator goes out. RPS Settings 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [RPS]. The RPS setup screen will appear. fig.03-023 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description RPS (RPS Set) 01–50 RPS set to edit RPS Part (RPS Part) Part 1–16 RPS part to edit Pat Bank (RPS Part Patch Bank) Patch assigned to RPS part Pat (RPS Part Patch Number) Part Output Sel (RPS Part Out- put Select) DRY, MFX1, MFX2, COMP, DIR, RHY How the original sound of each RPS part will be output DRY: Output to MIX OUT- PUT jacks without pass- ing through effects MFX1 (2): Output through multi- effects 1 (or 2) COMP: Output through the compressor DIR: Output to DIRECT OUTPUT jacks without passing through effects RHY: Output according to the settings of the rhythm set assigned to the part RPS Mixer — Refer to p. 52. RPS Trigger Quantize When using RPS during pattern playback, patterns and phrases may not play back in precise alignment, depending on the timing at which you press the keyboard pads. On the MC-808 you can specify the playback timing of the phrase, so it will play back in precise synchronization with the pattern (“RPS Trig Qtz” (p. 119)). Playing patterns Pattern mode 51 MC-808_r_e.book 52 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 52Playing patterns Adjusting the settings of the RPS parts (RPS mixer) RPS playback uses dedicated RPS parts that are separate from conventional pattern playback. The patterns that are assigned to keyboard pads [1]–[16] will play RPS parts 1–16. Here’s how to adjust the settings of these RPS parts. fig.03-024 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [RPS]. The RPS setup screen will appear. 2. Press [CURSOR ] to select “RPS Mixer,” and press [ENTER]. fig.03-025 The RPS MIXER screen will appear. fig.03-026 3. Press [PART ASSIGN] to select the RPS parts that you want to adjust using the faders. Indicator unlit: Parts 1–8 Indicator lit: Parts 9–16 4. Use the following buttons to select a parameter, and use the faders to adjust the settings. 5. Press [EXIT] to close the RPS Mixer screen. 4 3 1 1 2 25 Button Parameter adjusted by the faders [PART LEVEL] Volume of the RPS part [PART PAN] Left/right position of the RPS part [SYNTHESIZER 1] Transposition of the RPS part The pitch will change in semitone steps over a range of +/-4 octaves. [SYNTHESIZER 2] Reverb level of the RPS part RPS realtime modify You can use the faders to modify the sound of the phrase being played by RPS. 1. Press [RPS] so its indicator is lighted. 2. Press a keyboard pad to play back a phrase. 3. While holding down the pad, you can operate the faders to modify the sound of the phrase. Press the following buttons to select the parameters you want to modify. SYNTHESIZER 1 [PART ASSIGN]=OFF [PART ASSIGN]=ON Fader Indication Indication 1 Cutoff Pitch Env Depth 2 Resonance Pitch Env Attack 3 Filter Type Pitch Env Decay 4 LFO1 Waveform Filter Env Depth 5 LFO1 Pitch Depth Filter Env Attack 6 LFO1 Filter Depth Filter Env Decay 7 LFO1 Amp Depth Filter Env Sustain 8 LFO1 Rate Filter Env Release SYNTHESIZER 2 [PART ASSIGN]=OFF [PART ASSIGN]=ON Fader Indication Indication 1 Amp Env Attack Amp Level 2 Amp Env Release Amp Env Attack 3 Fine Tune Amp Env Decay 4 – Amp Env Sustain 5 MFX1 C1 Amp Env Release 6 MFX1 C2 Random Modify 7 MFX2 C1 Reverb Time 8 MFX2 C2 Reverb Level * Your changes will affect the sound of the phrase assigned to the pad you pressed last. * If you take your finger off the pads, the changes you make will apply to the sound of the current part. The same is true even if you are playing back a phrase with [HOLD] turned on. Saving an RPS set The edited settings of an RPS set will be lost when you turn off the power. If you want to keep the settings you edited, save the RPS set as follows. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [RPS]. The RPS setup screen will appear. 2. Use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select the RPS set that you want to save. 3. Press [WRITE]. 4. Assign a name to the RPS set. For details on how to assign a name, refer to “Saving a pattern” (p. 83). 5. When you have finished entering the name, press [ENTER]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. 6. To save the RPS set, press [ENTER]. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. MC-808_r_e.book 53 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Pressing a chord to play an arpeggio (Arpeggiator) The MC-808’s Arpeggiator function lets you perform arpeggios just by playing the chords, using the notes in the chords you play. Not only can you use the factory-set arpeggio styles , which determine the way the arpeggio is played, but you can also freely rewrite styles. Using the arpeggiator fig.03-050 1 2 1. Press [ARPEGGIO] so its indicator is lighted. 2. Press a chord using the keyboard pads. An arpeggio will play according to the specified arpeggio style . * Arpeggiator cannot be used simultaneously with Pattern Call or RPS. Using in combination with the chord memory function When performing with the Arpeggiator, you can also use it along with the Chord Memory (p. 56). After first storing complex Chord Forms in memory, you can then call them up when Arpeggiator is on, and you can easily create complex arpeggio sounds just by pressing a single pad. Selecting an arpeggio style 1. Hold down [ARPEGGIO] and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a style. “Arpeggio Style list” (p. 26) in “Sound & Parameter List” Modifying the arpeggiator settings Here’s how to change the way in which the arpeggio is generated. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [ARPEGGIO]. The arpeggio setup screen will appear. fig.03-051 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description Style (Arpeggio Style) Arp Preset: 001–128 Arp User: 001–128 Arpeggio style that you want to modify (p. 55) Grid ( Grid Type ) 1/4, 1/8, 1/8L, 1/8H, 1/12, 1/16, 1/16L, 1/16H, 1/24 Sets the particular note division and resolution in a “single grid” used in creating the arpeggio in an Arpeggio Style, and how much of a “shuffle” syncopation is to be to applied (none/weak/ strong) to it. 1/4: Quarter note (one grid section = one beat) 1/8: Eighth note (two grid sections = one beat) 1/8L: Eighth note shuffle Light (two grid sections = one beat, with a light shuffle) 1/8H: Eighth note shuffle Heavy (two grid sections = one beat, with a heavy shuffle) 1/12 Eighth note triplet (three grid sections = one beat) 1/16: Sixteenth note (four grid sec- tions = one beat) 1/16L: Sixteenth note shuffle Light (four grid sections = one beat, with a light shuffle) 1/16H: Sixteenth note shuffle Heavy (four grid sections = one beat, with a heavy shuffle) 1/24: Sixteenth note triplet (six grid sections = one beat) Playing patterns Pattern mode 53 MC-808_r_e.book 54 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 54Playing patterns Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description Motif UP(L ), Duration 30–120%, UP(L&H), FULL UP(_ ), DOWN(L ), DOWN(L&H), DOWN(_ ), UP&DOWN (L ), UP&DOWN (L&H), UP&DOWN (_ ), RANDOM(L ) “Arpeggio Style list” (p. 26) in “Sound & Parameter List” 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. Selects the method used to play sounds when you have a greater number of notes than pro- grammed for the Arpeggio Style. * When the number of keys played is less than the number of notes in the Style, the highest-pitched of the pressed keys is played by default. UP (L): Only the lowest of the keys pressed is sounded each time, and the notes play in order from the lowest of the pressed keys. UP (L&H): Notes from both the lowest and highest pressed keys are sounded each time, and the notes play in order from the lowest of the pressed keys. UP (_): The notes play in order from the lowest of the pressed keys. No one note is played ev- ery time. DOWN (L): Only the lowest of the keys pressed is sounded each time, and the notes play in order from the highest of the pressed keys. DOWN (L&H): Notes from both the lowest and highest pressed keys are sounded each time, and the notes play in order from the highest of the pressed keys. DOWN (_): The notes play in or- der from the highest of the pressed keys. No note is played every time. UP&DOWN (L): Notes will be sounded from the lowest to the highest key you press and then back down to the lowest key, with only the lowest key sound- ed each time. UP&DOWN (L&H): Notes from both the lowest and highest pressed keys are sounded each time, and the notes play in order from the lowest of the pressed keys and then back again in the reverse order. UP&DOWN (_): The notes play in order from the lowest of the pressed keys, and then back again in the reverse order. No note is played every time. RANDOM(L ): While only the lowest of the pads pressed is sounded each time, the notes in the arpeggio are played in ran- dom order. RANDOM (_): Only the lowest of the keys pressed is sounded each time, the notes you press will be sounded randomly. No note will sound each time. Determines whether the sounds are played staccato (short and clipped), or tenuto (fully drawn out). 30–120: For example, when set to “30,” the length of the note in a grid (or when a series of grids is con- nected with ties, the final grid) is 30% of the full length of the note set in the grid type. Full: Even if the linked grid is not connected with a tie, the same note continues to sound until the point at which the next new sound is specified. Oct Range (Arpeggio Octave Range) -3–0–+3 This adds an effect that shifts ar- peggios one cycle at a time in oc- tave units (octave range). You can set the shift range upwards or downwards (up to three oc- taves up or down). Remote Kbd Sw (Remote Keyboard Switch) Refer to p. 120. MC-808_r_e.book 55 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Creating an arpeggio style (Arpeggio Edit) Here’s how you can create an arpeggio style by entering/editing notes one at a time. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [ARPEGGIO]. The arpeggio setup screen will appear. 2. Press [REC]. The ARPEGGIO EDIT screen will appear. fig.03-052 3. Specify the step and the note message that you want to enter. Use [CURSOR ] to move the input location, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the parameters. * Alternatively, you can hold down [SHIFT] and press a keyboard pad to enter a note at the corresponding note number. You can also use the following buttons. Parameter Range Description Grid (Grid Type) 1/4, 1/8, 1/8L, 1/8H, 1/12, 1/16, 1/16L, 1/16H, 1/24 Sets the particular note divi- sion and resolution in a “sin- gle grid” used in creating the arpeggio in an Arpeggio Style, and how much of a “shuffle” syncopation is to be to applied (none/weak/strong) to it. 1/4: Quarter note 1/8: Eighth note 1/8L: Eighth note shuffle Light 1/8H: Eighth note shuffle Heavy 1/12: Eighth note triplet 1/16: Sixteenth note 1/16L: Sixteenth note shuffle Light 1/16H: Sixteenth note shuffle Heavy 1/24: Sixteenth note triplet End Step 1–32 Specifies the style length Note (Note Number) 0 (C-)–127 (G9) Specifies the pitch of the note to be input. Velo (Velocity ) 1–127 Specify the velocity (volume) of the note messages you will input. Button Description [FWD] If “End Step” is 17 or higher, these but- [BWD] tons switch the display. [HOLD] Hold down [HOLD] and press a pad to enter a tie. Extend the length of the most recently entered note by the length of the current setting. Pads will blink to indicate steps for which you’ve entered a tie. [PLAY] Audition the arpeggio style that you’re inputting. 4. To input data, press a pad that corresponds to the timing at which you want to input a note, so the pad’s indicator lights. To delete a note you’ve input, press the corresponding pad so its indicator goes out. * You cannot edit the velocity of a note message once you input it. If you want to change the velocity, you must delete the note and re-input it. * A maximum of sixteen notes (specified pitches) can be used in one style. 5. Press [STOP] to stop recording. You’re returned to the arpeggio setup screen. Saving an arpeggio style A arpeggio style you create will be lost when you turn off the power. If you want to keep your settings, save them as follows. 1. Confirm that the current Style is the one you want to save. 2. Press [WRITE]. A screen will appear where you can select the user arpeggio style into which you will write the settings you created. fig.03-053 3. Use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select the arpeggio style that you want to save. Range: ARP User: 001–128 4. Press [ENTER]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. 5. To write the data, press [ENTER]. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. About Arpeggio styles An arpeggio style is a series of data for basic arpeggio patterns and chord styles recorded in the form of a grid consisting of a maximum of 32 steps x 16 pitches. fig.03-054 HIGH Each grid contains one of the following kinds of data. • On: Note On (with Velocity data) • Tie: Tie (hold of the previous note) • Rest: Rest (no sound played) The keys that are pressed along with the sequence in which they are pressed is referenced to the “lowest-pitched key during input.” STEP Note 16 Note Note Note Note Note Note 9 10 11 04 03 02 01 06 05 1 2 3 4 5 .... 32 6 7 8 Playing patterns Pattern mode 55 MC-808_r_e.book 56 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 56Playing patterns Playing a chord by pressing a single pad (Chord Memory) You can play a specified chord form simply by pressing a single pad. You can use factory-set chord forms, or freely create your own. Using chord memory fig.03-060 1 2 1. Press [CHORD MEMORY] so its indicator is lighted. 2. Press one of the keyboard pads. The pre-specified chord form will sound. When you press keyboard pad [2] (C4), the chord form will sound at the pitch that was specified. Other pads will sound parallel chords at pitches relative to pad [2] (C4). * Chord Memory cannot be used simultaneously with Pattern Call or RPS. Selecting a chord form 1. Hold down [CHORD MEMORY] and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select a chord form. Inputting a chord form 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [CHORD MEMORY]. The chord memory setting screen will appear. fig.03-056 2. Press [REC]. The chord form input screen will appear. 3. Use the keyboard pads to input the chord you want to sound. Input the notes that you want to sound when keyboard pad [2] (C4) is pressed. The pads will light to indicate the notes that will sound. If you press a pad once again, it will go dark and will not sound. 4. When you finish inputting the chord form, press [EXIT]. While inputting the chord form, you can press [PLAY] to play the chord that you have input. Saving a chord form A chord form you create will be lost when you turn off the power. If you want to keep your settings, save them as follows. 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [CHORD MEMORY]. The chord memory setup screen will appear. 2. Press [WRITE]. A screen will appear in which you can select the chord form to which your settings are to be written. fig.03-057 3. Use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to select the chord form that you want to save. 4. Press [ENTER]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. 5. To save the chord form, press [ENTER]. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. MC-808_r_e.book 57 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the Mix In VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. The sound of a device connected to the INPUT jacks can be mixed into the output. You can also use the keyboard pads to play different pitches using the input sound. Outputting the sound of an external device fig.03-030 1. Press [MIX IN] so its indicator is lighted. The sound of the external device will be mixed into the output. 2. To cancel the Mix In, press [MIX IN] once again so its indicator goes out. Adjusting the Mix In settings 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [MIX IN]. The INPUT SETTING screen will appear. fig.03-031 2. Adjust the volume of your external device. You can use the [INPUT] knob of the volume section to adjust the volume of your external device. The CURRENT display and NEXT display will be the level meters. fig.07-003.e 1 High High Low Low Input level from LINE IN L Input level from LINE IN R Adjust the input level until it is as high as you can get it without causing the top level indicator to light. Playing patterns Parameter Range Description Input (Input Select) e domn rettaPLINE IN L/R , LINE IN L, MICRO- PHONE Input source of the external input sound LINE IN L/R: INPUT jacks L/R (stereo) LINE IN L: INPUT jack L (mono) MICROPHONE: INPUT jack (mono, mic level) Mix-In OFF, ON, PADS Switches Mix In on/off OFF: External input sound will not be used. ON: External input sound will be mixed into the out- put. PADS: The keyboard pads can be used to play scales using the external input sound. Ext Output Asgn (External Out- put Assign) DRY, MFX1, MFX2, COMP Output destination of the external input sound that is mixed in DRY: Output to MIX OUT- PUT jacks without passing through effects MFX1 (2): Output through multi-effects 1 (or 2) COMP: Output through the compressor Ext Level L 0–127 Volume level of the exter- nal input sound (left chan- nel) Ext Level R 0–127 Volume level of the exter- nal input sound (right channel) Ext Reverb Send Level 0–127 Depth of reverb applied to the external input sound Set this to “0” if you don’t want to apply re- verb. Using the sound of an external device to play melodically (input effect) By setting Mix-In to “PADS,” you can use the keyboard pads to play melodies using the sound of an external device, so that the pads will control the pitch and duration just as a conventional keyboard. Pad 2 (C4) will play the input sound at its original pitch. Relative to the original pitch, you’ll be able to play a range from 14 semitones higher (pad [16]) to 25 semitones lower (pad [1] after pressing [OCT-] twice). * You can’t play chords. 57 MC-808_r_e.book 58 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 58Playing patterns Moving your hand above the D Beam to change the tone (D Beam controller) The D Beam controllers let you perform control operations simply by passing your hand over the controller. Three different uses (such as solo synth and turntable) for this controller are offered as presets, but by editing the settings you can use these controllers to apply a wide range of other effects. fig.03-040 1. Press either the D BEAM [SOLO SYNTH], [TURNTABLE], or [FILTER] button so it’s lit, turning the D Beam controller on. Button Description [SOLO SYNTH] Use the D Beam to play a monophonic syn- thesizer. [TURNTABLE] Use the D Beam to control the pitch and tempo (BPM) of all parts simultaneously. [FILTER] Use the D Beam to create various changes according to the settings. 2. Place your hand above the D Beam controller and move it slowly up and down. An effect will be applied to the sound according to the function you’ve assigned to the D Beam controller. 3. To turn off the D Beam controller, once again press the button you pressed in step 1, making the indicator go dark. The effective range of the D Beam controller fig.DBeam The following diagram shows the effective range of the D Beam controller. Movements of your hand that occur outside of this range will not produce any effect. The effective range of the D Beam controller will be greatly reduced when it is used in strong, direct sunlight. Please be aware of this when using the D Beam controllers outdoors. The sensitivity of the D Beam controller will change depending on the amount of light in the vicinity of the unit. If it does not function as you expect, adjust the sensitivity as appropriate for the brightness of your location. Increase this value will raise the sensitivity (p. 118). MC-808_r_e.book 59 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Editing the D Beam controller settings 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press one of the D BEAM [SOLO SYNTH]/[TURNTABLE]/[FILTER] buttons. The Setup screen will appear. fig.03-058 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description SOLO SYNTH Pat Bank See “Patch list” (p. 3) in (Solo Synth Patch Bank) “Sound & Parameter List” . 3. Press [WRITE] if you want to save your settings. Press [EXIT] to close the Setup screen. D Beam settings are saved as part of the System settings. Specifies the patch played by the solo synth. Pat (Solo Synth Patch Number) Note (Solo Synth Note) 0(C-)–127(G9) Specifies the basic pitch of the solo synth. Scale (Solo Synth Scale) FREE, CHROMATIC Switches the scale on/off. FREE: Smooth pitch change CHROMATIC: Pitch change in semitone steps Range (Solo Synth Range) 2OCTAVE, 4OCTAVE Specifies the pitch range of the solo synth. Level (Solo Synth Level) 0–127 Specifies the volume of the solo synth. TURNTABLE Type (Turntable Type) DOWN, UP Specifies the type of turntable. DOWN: The effect will increase as you move your hand clos- er. UP: The effect will increase as you move your hand away. Control (Turntable Control) BPM, PITCH, BOTH Specifies the parameter controlled by the D Beam. BPM: Control the tempo (BPM). PITCH: Control the pitch. BOTH: Control both tempo and pitch. FILTER Type (Filter Type) CONTROL CHANGE, BEND UP, BEND DOWN, BEND UP/DOWN, CH AFTERTOUCH, START/STOP, GLISSANDO, ADLIB, ARP OCT UP, ARP OCT DOWN, ARP OCT BOTH, ARP DURATION, BPM UP, BPM DOWN, PITCH UP, PITCH DOWN, ALL MUTE Specifies the parameter controlled by the D Beam. CC # CC01–CC31, CC33–CC95 Specifies the control change number. * You can set this only if Type is set to “Control Change.” Range Lower 0–127 Specify the lower limit of the range of the D Beam controller. Range Upper 0–127 Specify the upper limit of the range of the D Beam controller. Playing patterns Pattern mode 59 MC-808_r_e.book 60 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 60Playing patterns Synchronizing the tempo of a sample with the pattern tempo (Auto Sync) The playback tempo of a sample (waveform) that you’ve sampled or imported from your computer can be automatically synchronized with the playback tempo of the pattern. fig.03-065 2 1 In order to use Auto Sync, you’ll first need to set the sample parameter “BPM” (p. 97). 1. As the current part, select the part to which is assigned the patch that uses the sample you want to auto-sync. 2. Press [AUTO SYNC] so it’s lit. The tempo of the sample that’s playing will automatically synchronize with the BPM of the pattern. You can turn Auto Sync on/off individually for each part. Auto Sync consumes twice the usual polyphony. This means that if you turn Auto Sync on, the MC-808’s overall polyphony will decrease. MC-808_r_e.book 61 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Applying effects The MC-808 lets you apply a total of six effects simultaneously; two multi-effects, reverb, compressor, an external input effect, and a mastering effect. The following diagram shows the signal flow for these effects. Effect routing fig.03-070.j SWITCH ON/OFF ON/OFF ON/OFF DIRECT OUT INPUT R L/MONO/ MIC (Note) You can ́t output from INPUT EFFECT to DIRECT OUT. MIX COMP OUT SWITCH Sound generator SWITCH part 1– SWITCH SWITCH MFX1 ON/OFF INPUT MFX2 EFFECT SEND LEVEL SEND LEVEL SEND SEND SEND LEVELLEVEL LEVEL ON/OFF REVERB MIX OUTPUT DIRECT OUTPUT SEND LEVEL REVERB MASTERING 61 Pattern mode MC-808_r_e.book 62 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 62Applying effects Effect on/off Playing pitches using the sound of an external device (Input Effect) Use the ON/OFF buttons of the Effects section to switch each effect on/off. If you set “Mix-In” (p. 57) to “PADS,” you’ll be able to use the fig.03-071 keyboard pads to play pitches using the sound of an external input source. Compressor A compressor is an effect that reduces high levels and boosts low levels, thus making the overall level of the sound more consistent. Making the compressor settings fig.03-068 [COMP]: Compressor [MFX 1] [MFX 2]: Multi-effects 1, 2 [REVERB]: Reverb [MASTERING]: Mastering 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [COMP]. A screen will appear in which you can make the compressor settings. fig.03-078 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description Reverb Send Lev (Reverb Send Level) 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. By using the dedicated editor that’s included you can make more detailed settings (p. 137). 32 1 0–127 Depth of reverb applied to the sound processed through the compressor Set this to “0” if you don’t want to apply reverb. Output Assign DRY, Output destination of the MFX1, sound processed through the MFX2 compressor DRY: MIX OUTPUT jacks MFX1 (2): Multi-effects 1 (or 2) MC-808_r_e.book 63 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Multi-effects (MFX) These are general-purpose multi-effect processors that can transform the sound itself, giving it a completely different character. MFX1 and 2 each provide 47 types of effects to choose from. These types include distortion, flanger, and many more effects. The multi-effect types also include a compressor, but this is independent of the compressor mentioned earlier. Making the multi-effect settings fig.03-072 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [MFX1] or [MFX2]. A screen will appear in which you can make the MFX settings. fig.03-073 2. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description (MFX1, 2) Type (Multi-effects Type) 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. By using the dedicated editor that’s included you can make more detailed settings (p. 137). Using the motorized faders to control multi-effects fig.03-069 2 1 31. Select the patch that you want to edit (p. 87). 2. Press [SYNTHESIZER2]. The faders will automatically move according to the patch settings. 3. Move the faders to edit the multi-effect settings. 00–47 The MFX type used by multi- The parameters controlled by the above four faders will differ effects 1 (or 2) depending on the multi-effect type. Refer to “Multi-Effects * For details on each effect, refer Types” (p. 29) in “Sound & Parameter List.” to “Multi-Effects Types” (p. 29) in “Sound & Param- eter List” . (MFX1, 2) Reverb Send Lev (Multi-effects Reverb Send Level) 0–127 Depth of reverb applied to the sound processed through multi-effects 1 (or 2) Set this to “0” if you don’t want to apply reverb. Output Assign (MFX1 only) (Multi-effects Output As- sign) DRY, MFX2 Output destination of the sound processed through multi-effects 1 DRY: MIX OUTPUT jacks MFX2: Multi-effects 2 (multi-effects 1 and 2 will be connected in series) 2 3 Applying effects Pattern mode 63 MC-808_r_e.book 64 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 64Applying effects Reverb Reverb is an effect that creates the reverberation that occurs when sounds are played in a hall. You can choose from four types of reverberation as appropriate for your situation. Selecting the reverb type fig.03-074 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [REVERB]. A screen will appear in which you can select the reverb type. fig.03-075 2. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select the desired reverb type. Range Description 00: OFF Reverb not used 01: Reverb Basic reverb 02: SRV Room A more detailed simulation of room reverberation 03: SRV Hall A more detailed simulation of hall reverberation 04: SRV Plate A simulation of a plate echo (a reverb device using a metal plate) 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. By using the dedicated editor that’s included you can make more detailed settings (p. 137). 32 1 Mastering effect This is a stereo compressor (limiter) that is applied to the final output of the MC-808. It processes the high, mid, and low-range frequency bands independently, compressing the sounds that exceed a specified volume level, and preventing the sound from distorting. Selecting the mastering setting fig.03-075 1. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [MASTERING]. A screen will appear in which you can select the mastering settings. fig.03-077 2. Turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to select the mastering settings. Range Description Techno Recall settings suitable for the corre- Hip Hop sponding style. Break Beats User Recalls the user settings that you saved. You can use the dedicated editor that’s included to modify the User settings (p. 137). After modifying them, press [WRITE] to save them. You can save only one set of User set- tings. 3. Press [EXIT] to return to the previous screen. By using the dedicated editor that’s included you can make more detailed settings (p. 137). 32 1 MC-808_r_e.book 65 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Creating an original pattern The MC-808 lets you create original patterns by recording your performance into the internal sequencer. You can use the following four types of recording. • Realtime recording ............ The data from the keyboard pads and faders, and the performance data from an external MIDI device will be recorded in real time (p. 65). • TR-Rec ................................... Using the sixteen keyboard pads to signify notes, you can enter note data by turning the pads on/off (p. 67). • Step recording .................... This recording method lets you successively enter notes in a non-realtime fashion (p. 68). • Tempo/Mute recording ..... This method lets you record tempo changes and mute on/off operations in real time (p. 69). When you record, any unsaved edits you made to patterns other than the current pattern will be lost. Be sure to save your changes. Selecting a recording method 1. Press [PATTERN] to enter Pattern mode. 2. Press [REC]. The recording menu screen will appear. fig.03-080 3. Use [CURSOR ] to select the recording method you want to use. Realtime Rec Realtime Recording (p. 65) TR-Rec TR-REC (p. 67) Step Rec Step Recording (p. 68) Tempo/Mute Rec Tempo/Mute Recording (p. 69) 4. Press [ENTER]. The standby screen for the selected recording method will appear. 5. Specify the time signature and length of the pattern, and record it. For details, refer to the explanations of each recording method. You can record a maximum of approximately 28,000 notes in one pattern. You can also create a pattern completely from scratch. In this case, start by initializing the pattern to create an empty pattern (p. 78). Selecting the part to record 1. In the Part Mixer section, press [PART] (SELECT/MUTE) so it is not lighted. The part buttons [1]–[16] will operate as part select buttons. 2. Press the button for the part you want to record; it will light. The part to be recorded can also be selected during recording. Here’s how to record your performance on the MC-808. Your operations on the keyboard pads, D Beam controller, and motorized faders will be recorded. 1. As described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65), select Realtime Recording. fig.03-080 2. Press [ENTER]. You will be in realtime recording standby mode. fig.03-079 3. Set the recording parameters before you start recording. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Recording your performance “as is” (Realtime Recording) Recording procedure Parameter Range Description Rec Beat 2/4–7/4, 5/8–7/8, 9/8, 2/8, 9/16 , 11/16 , 13/16, 15/16, 17/16, 19/16 Pattern time signature * Can be specified only for an empty pattern. Rec Measure Length 1–998 Pattern length * An already-recorded pat- tern can be made longer, but not shorter. To shorten it, use the pattern edit Delete Measure (p. 72) to delete one or more measures. 65 Pattern mode MC-808_r_e.book 66 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 66Creating an original pattern Parameter Range Description Rec Mode MIX, Whether the recorded data REPLACE will be added to, or replace the existing data MIX: Newly recorded data will be added to the previ- ously-recorded data. REPLACE: Previously-re- corded data will be re- placed by the newly- recorded data. Rec Count In OFF, 1MEAS, 2MEAS, WAIT NOTE 4. Press [PART] (SELECT/MUTE) so it is not lighted, and select the part that you want to record. 5. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Perform using the keyboard pads, D Beam controller, and your external MIDI keyboard. fig.03-081.e Indicates the measure. Indicates the beat. When you come to the last measure, recording will continue, repeating from the first measure. At the same time, you’ll be able to hear the performance that you just recorded. 6. Press [STOP] to stop recording. Length of the count before recording begins If this is set to Wait Note, recording will start when you press a keyboard pad. Rec Loop Rest Insert a blank measure be- fore you return to the begin- ning of the pattern If this is ON, one blank measure will be inserted before you turn to the first measure of the pat- tern. * This provides a convenient way to keep the end of the last measure from being recorded into the first measure. Qtz Reso (Quantize Resolution) OFF, ON Note value to which timing is to be corrected If this is set to OFF, tim- ing will not be corrected. Qtz Timing (Quantize Timing) OFF, 32nd note– quarter note 0–100% Degree to which timing will be adjusted. Settings near 0% will pro- duce essentially no effect, while a setting of 100% will adjust the note tim- ings all the way to the note locations specified in the Input Qtz Reso. Rec Velocity 1–127 Volume (velocity) of the notes that you input from the keyboard pads. Practicing while you record (Rehearsal) You can temporarily suspend actual recording while staying in realtime recording mode. This lets you alternate between practicing (rehearsing) and recording without leaving record mode. 1. During realtime recording, press [REC]. [REC] will blink, and you’ll be in rehearsal mode. None of your performance will be recorded. In this state, you can play phrases to try them out, and rehearse the content before you actually record it. 2. Press [REC] once again to resume recording. Erasing unwanted data during recording (Realtime Erase) During realtime recording, you can erase data by operating the keyboard pads or buttons. 1. As described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65), select the part from which you want to erase data. 2. During recording, press [UNDO/ERASE]. You’ll be in realtime erase standby mode. 3. Press one of the following buttons or pads according to the type of data that you want to erase. The corresponding data will be erased for the duration that you hold down the button. [REC] All data Keyboard pad Note messages [TAP] Control changes * If you hold down two keyboard pads, the note messages included in that range of keys will be erased while you hold down the pads. 4. Press [UNDO/ERASE] once again to return to recording mode. * Recording will stop if you press [STOP]. Canceling the entire recording (Recording Cancel) Here’s how you can cancel the entire recorded content and return to recording standby mode. 1. Immediately after recording, press [UNDO/ERASE]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. 2. If you want to cancel the recording, press [ENTER]. The entire content that was recorded after you pressed [PLAY] to start recording until you pressed [UNDO] will be erased. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. MC-808_r_e.book 67 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Using the keyboard pads to record (TR-REC) This method lets you use the MC-808’s keyboard pads to enter notes in a way similar to programming a rhythm machine. To enter or remove notes, press the relevant keyboard pads so they are lighted or extinguished. This provides visual and audible confirmation of the location of each note, letting you assemble a pattern easily. * This method cannot record data other than note messages. In other words, you can’t use the motorized faders to record control change messages, etc. Recording procedure 1. As described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65), select TR-Rec. fig.03-082 2. Press [ENTER]. Enter TR-REC standby mode. 3. Set the recording parameters before you begin recording. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description Rec Beat 2/4–7/4, 5/8–7/8, 9/8, 12/8, 9/16, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16, 17/16, 19/16 4. Select the part that you want to record (p. 65). 5. Press [PLAY] to start recording. Now you’ll be able to record. At the same time, you’ll be able to hear a loop playback of the data you’re entering. Pattern time signature * Can be specified only for an empty pattern. Rec Measure Length 1–998 Pattern length * An already-recorded pat- tern can be made longer, but not shorter. To shorten it, use the pattern edit Delete Measure (p. 72) to delete one or more measures. Rec Velocity 1–127 Volume (velocity) of the notes that you input from the keyboard pads. 6. Specify the note message you want to enter. Use [CURSOR ] to move the cursor, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to specify the value. fig.03-083.e You can also select the pitch of the input note by holding down [SHIFT] and pressing a pad. By holding down [SHIFT] and pressing [TOP] [BWD] or [FWD], you can move the playback location within the pattern in the same way as during playback. 7. Use [BWD] [FWD] to move the input location for the note message. The input location will follow the setting of the Timing Scale (p. 68). If you press [TOP], the pattern playback location will return to the beginning of the input region shown in the screen. 8. To enter data, press the pad that corresponds to the timing at which you want to enter a note message, making the pad light. To remove a note you entered, press a lit pad and turn off its illumination. If you want to change the note type, gate time, or velocity of a note message you’ve already entered, you’ll have to delete that note and re-enter it with the desired settings. 9. Press [STOP] to stop recording. Creating an original pattern Location of the note you will enter using pad 1 Note Number Velocity Note Type Gate Time Parameter Range Description Note Number C- –G9 Choose the pitch of the note to be input. Note Type 1/32–1/1 Choose the note value to be input. Gate Time 5–200 % Specify the gate time (the du- e domn rettaPration that the note will be held) for the note data to be input, as a proportion of the value you chose for Note Type. Velocity 1–127 Specify the velocity (volume) of the note data to be input. 67 MC-808_r_e.book 68 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 68Creating an original pattern About the Timing Scale Each time you press [SCALE MEASURE], the scale will change in the following order, letting you select the type of note values to be entered. 16th notes fig.03-086.e_70 one beat one beat one beat one beat 32nd notes fig.03-087_70 Keyboard pads [1]–[16] will correspond to a recording input region of two beats, and you will be able to input notes at 32nd note intervals. 8th note triplets fig.03-088_70 16th note triplets fig.03-089_70 one measure Keyboard pads [1]–[16] will correspond to a recording input region of one measure, and you will be able to input notes at 16th note intervals. one beat one beat one beat one beat one beat one beat one measure Keyboard pads [1]–[12] will correspond to a recording input region of one measure, and you will be able to input notes at 8th note triplet intervals. one beat one beat Keyboard pads [1]–[12] will correspond to a recording input region of two beats, and you will be able to input notes at 16th note triplet intervals. Consecutively recording notes one at a time (Step Recording) This method lets you enter note messages one at a time. * You can’t use this method to record data other than note messages, such as control changes from the motorized faders. Recording procedure 1. Select Step Recording (Step Rec) as described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65). fig.03-090 2. Press [ENTER]. You’ll be in step recording standby mode. 3. Set the recording parameters before you begin recording. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description Rec Beat 2/4–7/4, 5/8–7/8, 9/8, 12/8, 9/16, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16, 17/16, 19/16 4. Select the part that you want to record (p. 65). 5. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Now you can record. 6. Specify the note message that you want to enter. Use [CURSOR ] to move the cursor, and use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to specify the value. fig.03-091.e Pattern time signature * Can be specified only for an empty pattern. Rec Measure Length 1–998 Pattern length * An already-recorded pat- tern can be made longer, but not shorter. To shorten it, use the pattern edit Delete Measure (p. 72) to delete one or more measures. Rec Velocity 1–127 Volume (velocity) of the notes that you input from the keyboard pads. Location of the note to enter (measure - beat - tick) Note Type Velocity Gate Time MC-808_r_e.book 69 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Parameter Range Description Note Type 1/32–1/1 Choose the note value to be input. Velocity 1–127 Specify the velocity (volume) of the note data to be input. Gate Time 5–200 % Specify the gate time (the du- ration that the note will be held) for the note data to be input, as a proportion of the value you chose for Note Type. 7. Use the keyboard pads to enter a note message. The note number is specified by the pad you press. You can also enter chords. You can also use the following buttons. Button Description [FWD] Advance the input location by one mea- sure. [BWD] Return the input location by one mea- sure. [ENTER] Enter a tie. Extend the length of the previously input note by the current setting. [TAP] Enter a rest. Extend the length of the previously en- tered note by the current setting. [UNDO/ERASE] Cancel the previously input note. You can’t return to a location at which you’ve already entered a note. 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to enter note messages. 9. Press [STOP] to stop recording. Recording tempo changes and mute operations (Tempo/Mute Recording) This recording method lets you record tempo changes and mute operations on a dedicated Tempo/Mute part. The recording procedure is essentially the same as for realtime recording. System exclusive messages will also be recorded on this same part. 1. Select Tempo/Mute Recording as described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65). fig.03-092 2. Press [ENTER]. You’ll be in tempo/mute recording standby mode. 3. Set the recording parameters before you begin recording. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. Parameter Range Description Rec Beat 2/4–7/4, 5/8–7/8, 9/8, 12/8, 9/16, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16, 17/16, 19/16 4. Press [PLAY] to begin recording. Only the changes you make to BPM (tempo) and the part mute status will be recorded. None of your operations on the keyboard pads, D Beam controller, or faders will be recorded. • To change the BPM (tempo), you can use the VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC]. • For details on part mute settings, refer to p. 45. 5. Press [STOP] to stop recording. Pattern time signature * Can be specified only for an empty pattern. Rec Measure Length 1–998 Pattern length Rec Count In OFF, 1MEAS, 2MEAS Length of the count before recording begins Rec Loop Rest OFF, Insert a blank measure be- ON fore you return to the begin- ning of the pattern If this is ON, one blank measure will be inserted before you turn to the first measure of the pat- tern. * This provides a convenient way to keep the end of the last measure from being re- corded into the first mea- sure. Creating an original pattern Pattern mode 69 MC-808_r_e.book 70 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 70 Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) The MC-808 provides various ways for you to edit the performance data of a pattern one measure at a time. These operations let you modify the content of the performance data in existing patterns, or to combine various patterns to make completely different patterns. • You must stop the pattern before you can use pattern editing operations. • When you use pattern editing, any unsaved changes that have been made to patterns other than the current pattern will be lost. Save your changes if necessary. Basic procedure for pattern editing 1. Select the pattern that you want to edit. * If you’ll be using the Copy operation (p. 71), select the copy-source pattern. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press a keyboard pad to specify the editing operation you want to execute. Pad Editing operation 3. Press the part button [1]–[16] of the part you want to edit. 4. Set the parameters. Use [CURSOR ] to select a parameter, and turn the VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] to set the value. * For details on the parameters, refer to the explanation for each pattern Explanation editing operation. [1] COPY Copies a pattern (p. 71). 5. When you’ve finished making settings, press [ENTER]. [2] ERASE Erases unwanted data (p. 71). The pattern editing operation will be executed. [3] DELETE Deletes unwanted measures (p. 72). * To cancel, press [EXIT]. [4] INSERT Inserts blank measures (p. 72). [5] TRANSPOSE Transposes the pitch (p. 73). [6] VELOCITY Modifies the strength of notes (p. 73). 6. The pattern settings will revert to their original state if you switch off the power without saving them. Press [WRITE] if you want to save the changes you made. [7] DURATION Modifies the length of notes (p. → “Saving a pattern” (p. 83) 73). [8] SHIFT CLOCK Makes slight shifts in the timing (p. 74). If you’ve executed the editing operation by mistake, you can [9] DATA THIN Thin-outs unneeded data (p. 74). press [UNDO/ERASE] to revert to the previous state (p. 25). [10] QUANTIZE Applies quantization (p. 75). [11] RECLOCK Converts the note timing (p. 76). [12] EXTRACT If you’re specifying a Note Min/Max parameter for a pattern RHY editing operation, you can make these settings by pressing two keyboard pads to set the minimum and maximum values (Min/ Max). The first pad you press will be the minimum value, and the second pad you press will be the maximum. If you press the same pad twice, the minimum and maximum values will be the same. Separates a rhythm set (p. 77). [13] PART PARAM Sets part parameters (p. 77). [16] INITIALIZE Initializes a pattern (p. 78). MC-808_r_e.book 71 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Copying a portion of a pattern (COPY) This operation copies a portion (or all) of the current pattern to another pattern. This is a convenient way to combine portions of various patterns into a different pattern. * If the copy-source pattern contains more measures than the copy- destination pattern, the number of measures in the copy-destination pattern may increase. * You can’t copy between patterns of differing time signatures. Parameter Range Description COPY Src Specifies the copy source. Source From Setup, first measure of the region to be 1–998, copied End * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, last measure of the region to be 1–998 copied * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Event ALL, NOTE, PROG, CC, BEND, PAFT, CAFT, SYS-EX, BPM, MUTE * You can specify a copy-destination part (Dest Part) only if there is just one copy-source part. If there are two or more copy-source parts, they will be copied to the same parts of the copy-destination. * When copying data from one part to another part within the same pattern, you can select only one part at a time. Data to be copied ALL: All music data NOTE: Note PROG: Program change CC: Control change BEND: Pitch bend PAFT: Polyphonic aftertouch CAFT: Channel aftertouch SYS-EX: System exclusive BPM: Tempo MUTE: Mute Note Min 0 (C -)– 127 (G 9) Note region to be copied (p. 70) Note Max * This can be specified only if Event is set to “NOTE.” Min CC#0– CC#127 Control change message to be Max copied Messages in the specified range will be copied * This can be specified only if Event is set to “CC.” COPY Dest Specifies the copy destination. Dest Pttern User, Card Group of the copy-destination pattern 001–800 Copy-destination pattern number Dest Meas 1–(last mea- sure + 1) First measure of the copy-desti- nation Copy Mode REPLACE, MIX How the copy will occur REPLACE: The copy-destination data will be replaced by the copy- source data. MIX: The copy-destination data will be combined with the copy- source data. Copy Times 1–998 (Max) Number of times the data is to be copied Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Erasing unwanted performance data (ERASE) This operation erases all or part of the data from a pattern. You can use the part buttons to select multiple parts simultaneously. fig.Erase 1 23 4 5 1 2 23 4 5 6 * The performance data that is erased will be replaced by rests, so the measures will remain. e domn rettaPParameter Range Description Source From Setup, 1–998, End first measure of the region to be erased * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 last measure of the region to be erased * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Event ALL, NOTE, PROG, CC, BEND, PAFT, CAFT, SYS-EX, BPM, MUTE Data to be erased ALL: All music data NOTE: Note PROG: Program change CC: Control change BEND: Pitch bend PAFT: Polyphonic aftertouch CAFT: Channel aftertouch SYS-EX: System exclusive BPM: Tempo MUTE: Mute Note Min 0 (C-)–127 (G9) Note region to be erased (p. 70) Note Max * This can be specified only if Event is set to “NOTE.” Min CC#0– CC#127 Control change message to be Max erased Messages in the specified range will be erased * This can be specified only if Event is set to “CC.” 71 MC-808_r_e.book 72 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 72Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Deleting unwanted measures (DELETE) This operation deletes unwanted measures from a pattern, and joins the remaining measures together. If a part contains data following the deleted region, the performance data of that part will be shortened by the corresponding length. If you specify all parts as the object of the delete operation, the pattern itself will be shortened. fig.Delete 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, 1–998, End first measure of the region to be deleted * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 last measure of the region to be deleted * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Inserting blank measures (INSERT) This operation inserts blank measures between the specified measure of a pattern and the following measure. If you want to add more playing in the middle of a existing performance, use this operation to insert one or more blank measures, and then record the additional performance. The inserted measures will have the same time signature as the time signature preceding the insert location. fig.Insert 1 23 4 5 1 2 23 4 5 6 Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, first measure of the region to 1–997, insert End * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. * If you set this to “END,” the blank measures will be added to the end of the data. Insert Meas 1–998 (Max) Number of measures to insert * You cannot specify a number that would cause the pattern to exceed 998 measures. MC-808_r_e.book 73 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Transposing the pitch (TRANSPOSE) This operation shifts the note numbers (pitch) of one or more parts in the pattern. You can transpose the notes in a range of +/-2 octaves. Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, first measure of the region to 1–998, transpose End * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, last measure of the region to 1–998 transpose * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Value -24– +24 Amount of transposition Note Min 0 (C-)–127 (G9) This operation modifies the velocity (strength) of the notes recorded in the pattern. * If this operation would result in a velocity greater than 127 (or less than 1), the resulting velocity data will be limited to 127 (or 1). Range of notes to be transposed Note Max (p. 70) Modifying the velocity of notes (VELOCITY) Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, 1–998, End first measure of the region to modify the velocity * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 last measure of the region to modify the velocity * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Value -99– +99 Amount by which the velocity is to be changed Note Min 0 (C-)–127 (G9) Range of notes whose velocity is Note Max to be changed (p. 70) Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Modifying the note length (DURATION) This operation modifies the duration (the length that the note is held) of the notes recorded in the pattern. You can use DURATION to give the overall performance a staccato feel or tenuto feel. Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, first measure of the region to 1–998, modify the duration End * If you set this to “SETUP,” the Source End Setup, 1–998 setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. e domn rettaPlast measure of the region to modify the duration * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Value -960– +960 Amount by which the duration is to be changed Note Min 0 (C-)–127 (G9) Range of notes whose duration is Note Max to be changed (p. 70) 73 MC-808_r_e.book 74 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 74Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Making slight shifts in the timing (SHIFT CLOCK) This operation shifts the timing of the performance data recorded in the pattern backward or forward in units of one tick (1/480th of a beat). Use this when you want to slightly shift the overall performance. * Data which would otherwise be moved earlier than the beginning of the music data will be placed at the beginning. In the case of data which would be moved later than the end of the music data, the necessary number of measures will be added. However if the data would otherwise be moved beyond the end of the pattern, it will be placed at the end. Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, 1–998, End first measure of the region to perform “SHIFT CLOCK” * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 last measure of the region to per- form “SHIFT CLOCK” * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Value -960– +960 Amount of tick shift Event ALL, NOTE, PROG, CC, BEND, PAFT, CAFT, SYS-EX, BPM, MUTE Type of data whose timing is to be adjusted ALL: All music data NOTE: Note PROG: Program change CC: Control change BEND: Pitch bend PAFT: Polyphonic aftertouch CAFT: Channel aftertouch SYS-EX: System exclusive BPM: Tempo MUTE: Mute Note Min 0 (C-)–127 (G9) Range of notes for which the tim- Note Max ing is to be adjusted (p. 70) Thinning out unneeded data (DATA THIN) Since data such as pitch bend or control change varies the value continuously, it can occupy an unexpectedly large amount of memory. The Data Thin operation thins out such data to reduce the amount of memory it occupies without audibly affecting the resulting playback. This lets you use the internal memory more efficiently. Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, 1–998, End first measure of the region to thin out the data * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 last measure of the region to thin out the data * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Value 0–99 Amount by which data is to be thinned * Higher settings will cause more data to be thinned. If the setting is “0,” the data will not be thinned. Event ALL, CC, BEND, PAFT, CAFT Type of data to be thinned ALL: All of the following musical data CC: Control change BEND: Pitch bend PAFT: Polyphonic aftertouch CAFT: Channel aftertouch MC-808_r_e.book 75 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Groove Template List Correcting the timing of a pattern (QUANTIZE) 16 Beat Dance type Dance-Nm-L.Ac exact/low dynamics Dance-Nm-H.Ac exact/high dynamics This operation corrects the timing of the pattern’s performance data Dance-Nm-L.Sw exact/light swing in the way that you specify. Dance-Nm-H.Sw exact/strong swing Dance-Hv-L.Ac dragging/low dynamics Dance-Hv-H.Ac dragging/high dynamics Parameter Range Description Dance-Hv-L.Sw dragging/light swing Source From Setup, Dance-Hv-H.Sw dragging/strong swing 1–998, Dance-Ps-L.Ac rushing/low dynamics End Dance-Ps-H.Ac rushing/high dynamics Dance-Ps-L.Sw rushing/light swing Dance-Ps-H.Sw rushing/strong swing 16 Beat Fusion type Fuson-Nm-L.Ac exact/low dynamics Fuson-Nm-H.Ac exact/high dynamics Fuson-Nm-L.Sw exact/light swing Fuson-Nm-H.Sw exact/strong swing first measure of the region to perform “QUANTIZE” * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, 1–998 e domn rettaPFuson-Hv-L.Ac dragging/low dynamics Fuson-Hv-H.Ac dragging/high dynamics Fuson-Hv-L.Sw dragging/light swing Fuson-Hv-H.Sw dragging/strong swing Fuson-Ps-L.Ac rushing/low dynamics Fuson-Ps-H.Ac rushing/high dynamics Fuson-Ps-L.Sw rushing/light swing Fuson-Ps-H.Sw rushing/strong swing 16 Beat Reggae type Regge-Nm-L.Ac exact/low dynamics Regge-Nm-H.Ac exact/high dynamics Regge-Nm-L.Sw exact/light swing Regge-Nm-H.Sw exact/strong swing Regge-Hv-L.Ac dragging/low dynamics Regge-Hv-H.Ac dragging/high dynamics Regge-Hv-L.Sw dragging/light swing Regge-Hv-H.Sw dragging/strong swing Regge-Ps-L.Ac rushing/low dynamics Regge-Ps-H.Ac rushing/high dynamics Regge-Ps-L.Sw rushing/light swing Regge-Ps-H.Sw rushing/strong swing 8 Beat Pops type Pops-Nm-L.Ac exact/low dynamics Pops-Nm-H.Ac exact/high dynamics Pops-Nm-L.Sw exact/light swing Pops-Nm-H.Sw exact/strong swing Pops-Hv-L.Ac dragging/low dynamics Pops-Hv-H.Ac dragging/high dynamics Pops-Hv-L.Sw dragging/light swing Pops-Hv-H.Sw dragging/strong swing Pops-Ps-L.Ac rushing/low dynamics Pops-Ps-H.Ac rushing/high dynamics Pops-Ps-L.Sw rushing/light swing Pops-Ps-H.Sw rushing/strong swing last measure of the region to per- form “QUANTIZE” * If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be selected, and no measures will be included. Type GRID, SHUFFLE, GROOVE Type of quantization When Type is “GRID” Template 1/32, 1/24, 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4 Note value toward which notes are to be moved Timing 0–100 Strength of quantization * Higher settings of this parameter will cause the note timings to be moved closer toward their exact value. When Type is “SHUFFLE” Template 1/16, 1/8 Note value toward which notes are to be moved Timing 0–100 Amount of “shuffle” for back- beats * A setting of “50” will produce a “straight” rhythm with no shuffle. Settings in a range of 60–66 will usually produce a pleasant shuffle feel. When Type is “GROOVE” Template Refer to the right col- umn. Template to use Timing 0–100 Strength of timing adjustment * Higher settings of this parameter will cause the note timings to be moved closer toward the timings of the template. Velocity 0–100 Strength of velocity adjustment * Higher settings of this parameter will cause the velocities to be adjusted closer toward the velocities of the template. 75 MC-808_r_e.book 76 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 76Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) 8 Beat Rhumba type Rhumb-Nm-L.Ac exact/low dynamics Rhumb-Nm-H.Ac exact/high dynamics Rhumb-Nm-L.Sw exact/light swing Rhumb-Nm-H.Sw exact/strong swing Rhumb-Hv-L.Ac dragging/low dynamics Rhumb-Hv-H.Ac dragging/high dynamics Rhumb-Hv-L.Sw dragging/light swing Rhumb-Hv-H.Sw dragging/strong swing Rhumb-Ps-L.Ac rushing/low dynamics Rhumb-Ps-H.Ac rushing/high dynamics Rhumb-Ps-L.Sw rushing/light swing Rhumb-Ps-H.Sw rushing/strong swing Others Samba 1 samba (pandero) Samba 2 samba (surdo and timba) Axe 1 axe (caixa) Axe 2 axe (surdo) Salsa 1 salsa (cascara) Salsa 2 salsa (conga) Triplets triplets Quituplets quintuplets Sextuplets sextuplets 7 Against 2 seven notes played over two beats Lagging Tri lagging triplets Quantization will correct only note messages; other messages are not corrected. This means that if messages that modify the sound in real time (such as pitch bend) have been recorded in the pattern, some Quantize settings may cause the timing of these messages to become incorrect, so that they are no longer played correctly. It is best to use Quantize on patterns that do not contain messages that produce realtime change. Converting the Note Timing of a Pattern (RECLOCK) This operation doubles or halves the note values of performance data recorded in the pattern. For example, a four-measure pattern recorded at tempo = 120 can be converted to a two-measure pattern with halved note values, and played at tempo = 60 to produce the identical playback. If you want to connect patterns whose tempo differs drastically, you can use the Reclock operation to match the note values of the two patterns. fig.Reclock * Using the Reclock operation will not change the original tempo of the pattern. Parameter Range Description Reclock Size HALF, DOUBLE * You cannot set this parameter in a way that would make the Reclock operation produce a pattern longer than 998 measures or shorter than 1 measure. DOUBLE HALF How the note values are to be changed HALF: Note values will be halved. DOUBLE: Note values will be doubled. MC-808_r_e.book 77 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Moving data of a specific note number to another part (EXTRACT RHY) This operation extracts data of a specific note number from the specified part, and moves it to a different part. You can use this to divide a rhythm set into separate parts for each instrument. Parameter Range Description Source From Setup, first measure of the region to 1–998, move data End * If you set this to “SETUP,” the setup parameters (p. 43) will be included. Source End Setup, last measure of the region to 1–998 move data If you set this to “SETUP,” only the setup parameters will be se- lected, and no measures will be included. Src Part 1–16 Move-source part Src Note 0 (C-)–127 (G9) * If the move-source part does not contain any data of the note number specified by Extract Note, a message of “Cannot Extract!” will appear. * If the move-destination part contains no performance data, the setup parameters (p. 43) of the move-source part will be copied. * If the move-destination part does contain performance data, only the note data will be moved. This means that the note data will be played using the sound of the patch selected for the move-destination part. Note number to be moved Dest Part 1–16 Move-destination part Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Setting the part parameters (PART PARAM) Here you can make settings for each part within the pattern. You can also use the faders to set the level and pan of each part (p. 46). Parameter Range Description Level 0–127 Volume of the part (Part Level) Pan (Part Pan) e domn rettaPL64–0–63R Left/right position of the part Key Shift (Part Key Shift) -48–+48 Transposition of the part The pitch will change in semitone steps over a range of +/-4 octaves. Rev Send (Part Reverb Send Level) 0–127 Reverb level of the part When the value is “0,” the original pitch of the patch itself will be used without change. Output Assign (Part Output Assign) How the original sound of each part will be output DRY: Output to MIX OUT- PUT jacks without passing through effects MFX1 (2): Output through multi-effects 1 (or 2) COMP: Output through the compressor DIR: Output to DIRECT OUTPUT jacks without passing through effects RHY: Output according to the settings of the rhythm set assigned to the part * “RHY” can be set only when a rhythm set is as- signed to the part. Seq Out (Sequencer Output As- sign) DRY, MFX1, MFX2, COMP, DIR, RHY INT, Output destination from EXT, the sequencer BOTH INT: Internal sound gener- ator EXT: MIDI OUT connector BOTH: Both of the above simultaneously 77 MC-808_r_e.book 78 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 78Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Initializing a pattern (INITIALIZE) This operation initializes the performance data of the pattern to an empty state (blank pattern). All the data of that pattern will be lost when you execute the initialize operation. Please be aware that you can’t use Undo to recover from this operation. 1. Select the pattern you want to initialize. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press keyboard pad [16]. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice. fig.03-125 3. Press [ENTER] to execute. * To cancel, press [EXIT]. MC-808_r_e.book 79 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Editing a pattern in detail (Microscope) The Microscope lets you edit individual items (events) of recorded performance data; for example you can move an individual event’s location, make precise changes to it, or delete or insert a single note. In the PATTERN mode, hold down [SHIFT] and press [REC] to switch to the Microscope screen. The events in the current part of the currently selected pattern will be displayed together with the current location (measure–beat–tick). * You must stop the pattern before you can use Microscope editing. Events you can edit using the Microscope The Microscope lets you view and edit the following 9 types of music data (event). Event Range Description Note Note C- –G9 Note data for playing sounds. The note name will be displayed Velo 1–127 in brackets. e domn rettaP(Velocity) Gate 1–65535 (Gate Time) Program Change (Program Num- 1–128 Messages that switch sounds (patches) ber) The program number (PC#) selects the sound. Control Change CC# (Control Number) System Exclusive, Tempo Change, and Mute Control data is contained in the Tempo/Mute part (p. 69). To view the contents of the Tempo/Mute part, press [TEMPO/MUTE CONTROL]. 0–127 Messages that can apply effects such as modulation or porta- mento, depending on the controller number of the message Value 0–127 The controller number (CC#) selects the function, and Value specifies the depth of the effect (function). Pitch Bend -8192–8191 Messages that change the pitch while you play Poly Aftertouch (Polyphonic Aftertouch) Note C- –G9 Messages that apply aftertouch to individual keys. The note Value 0–127 name will be displayed in brackets. * Polyphonic aftertouch is data transmitted independently from each key to indicate the force with which each key is being pressed down after it is played. Since the MC-808 is not able to transmit polyphonic aftertouch, these events cannot be recorded from the MC-808’s keyboard. Channel Aftertouch 0–127 Messages that apply aftertouch to each MIDI channel * Channel aftertouch is data transmitted for each channel to indicate the force with which the keys are being pressed down after notes are played. System Exclusive MIDI messages specific to the MC-808. If the entire message cannot be shown on one line, a “ ” will appear at the right edge of the display. You can use [CURSOR ] to scroll the display screen. Tempo Change 5.0–300.0 Messages that change the tempo Mute Control OFF, ON Mute data for each part 79 MC-808_r_e.book 80 ページ 2006年2月10日 金曜日 午後7時25分 80Editing patterns (Pattern Edit) Editing the recorded events 1. Select a pattern you want to edit. 2. Hold down [SHIFT] and press [REC]. The Microscope screen will appear. 3. As described in “Selecting a recording method” (p. 65), select the part whose data you want to edit. 4. Use [CURSOR ] to move the cursor under the location (measure or beat) and use VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to move the location forward or back. The type and value of the event recorded at that location will be displayed. You can also use [BWD] [FWD] to move the current location a measure at a time, without regard to the cursor position. fig.03-110.e You can press [TEMPO/MUTE CONTROL] to view system exclusive messages, tempo changes, and mute control data. 5. Press [CURSOR ] to move the cursor under the event and use VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to modify its value. location (measure-beat-tick) symbol indicates that other MIDI messages exist at the same location message message parameters Modifying system exclusive data 1. In step 4 of the procedure described at left, press [TEMPO/ MUTE CONTROL]. The events saved in the Tempo/Mute part (p. 69) will be displayed. 2. Use [CURSOR ] to move the cursor under the location (measure or beat) and use VALUE dial or [INC] [DEC] to move the location forward or back. The type and value of the event recorded at that location will be displayed. fig.03-111 You can also use [BWD] [FWD] to move the current location a measure at a time, without regard to the cursor position. 3. When you’ve found the system exclusive message that you want to edit, use [CURSOR ] to select the byte that you want to modify. (You cannot choose “F0” or “F7.”) 4. Input the value. • To input a value Rotate VALUE dial or use [INC] [DEC] • To insert a value midway Move the cursor to that location, and press [REC]. A value of “00” will be inserted, and you can modify this to the desired value. • To delete a value Move the cursor to that location, and press [UNDO/ERASE]. 5. When you’ve finished editing, press [ENTER] to finalize the change. If you decide not to modify the message, press [EXIT]. Auto calculate checksum While editing an exclusive message, you can press [ENTER] to set it so the checksum is calculated automatically. When you press [ENTER] after editing the message, the MC-808 will automatically calculate the checksum and will write this value as the byte preceding the last byte of the message (F7).


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