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Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions This chapter provides some simple examples which explain the operation of the expanded VS-880. If you have purchased the VS-880-S1, read this first to learn which functions are added by the V- XPANDED upgrade.
Chapter 6 Use with a Zip drive This chapter explains the procedures for using the VS-880 with a Zip drive. Read this chapter when you wish to use a Zip drive to record a performance. This chapter also explains how to use the VS- 880 with a hard disk or magneto-optical disk.
Using the numeric keys ([NUMERICS]) ... 44 Holding the function of [SHIFT] (Shift Lock) ... 44 Easy time adjustment ... 45 Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Sources, tracks, and channels ... 46 Doing everything in the digital domain (Digital Studio Workstation) ... 46 Signal flow (busses) ...
Preventing accidental erasure of your performance (Song Protect) ... 74 Selecting a song (Song Select) ... 75 Turning the power off (Shut Down) ... 75 Re-starting the VS-880 ... 75 Chapter 4 Editing a recorded performance (track editing) What is editing? ... 76 Finding a desired location (Preview) ...76...
Contents Chapter 5 Use with MIDI devices About MIDI ... 85 What is MIDI ... 85 MIDI connectors ... 85 MIDI channels ... 85 MIDI messages ... 85 MIDI implementation chart ... 85 Using MIDI to switch the track status ... 86 Synchronizing with a MIDI sequencer ...
Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) Recording multiple sources to one track ... 117 Collecting just the sections that you like ... 118 Copying an 8-track MTR performance to the VS-880 ... 119 Controlling the mixer from a MIDI sequencer ... 120 Operating the VS-880 from another device (MMC) ...
(CD player, DAT recorder, MD recorder, etc.) MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU) allow MIDI messages to be transmitted and received. The VS-880 can be used with a MIDI sequencer for compu-mix, or synchronized with a MIDI sequencer.
While using the VS-880, be careful not to subject the unit to vibration or shock, and avoid moving the unit while the power is turned on. When transporting the unit, pack it in its original shipping carton.
Roland will take no responsibility for any Òdirect damages,Ó Òconsequential damages,Ó or Òany other damagesÓ which may result from your use of the VS-880. These damages may include but are not limited to the following events which can occur when using the VS-880.
[SHIFT] and press this button. 2. EDIT CONDITION buttons The functions and parameters of the VS-880 are organized within these buttons. To use a desired operation, press the appropriate button. 3. LOCATOR buttons Press these buttons when using the Locator function or the Tap Marker function.
Display section CONDITION MARKER# TIME TIME INPUT TRACK 1. CONDITION This indicates the current condition. PLY: Play (normal. When turn the Song Protect on, ÒPlyÓ will be indicated.) CHn: Channel edit (n=1Ð8, aÐd) (in INPUT TRACK MIX mode) INn: Channel edit (n=1Ð6, aÐc) (in INPUT MIX mode) TRn: Channel edit (n=1Ð8, aÐd) (in TRACK MIX mode) MST: Master block edit SNG: Song edit...
Rear panel SCSI AC IN 1. POWER switch This switch turns the VS-880 power on/off. 2. AC IN (AC inlet) Connect the included power cable here. 3. SCSI connector This is a DB-25 type SCSI connector for connecting disk dri- ves such as hard disks or removable disks.
VS-880. Read the explana- tions in sequence to learn about the newly added functions. * If a song created on the VS-880 V-XPANDED is loaded by VS-880 Ver.1, data for the functions added in V-XPAND- ED (Auto Mix etc.) may be lost.
Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions Preparations for auto mix 1. Press [SYSTEM] several times until “SYS Scene/Auto Mix?” is displayed. 2. Press [YES]. 3. Press PARAMETER [ ] several times until “SYS A.Mix Mode=” appears. CONDITION MARKER# TIME TIME INPUT TRACK 4.
The auto mix will be erased. < What is an event? > The smallest unit of memory used by the VS-880 to store recorded results on disk is the event. A newly created song provides approximately 12,000 events per song.
¥ If you try to UNDO or REDO when the remaining number of Event is less than 200. The smallest unit of memory used by the VS-880 to store recorded results on disk are the events. A newly created song provides approximately 12,000 events per song.
Even when playing back all 8 tracks in INPUT TRACK, you can now mix in a stereo source for output to master out. For example, this is convenient when two VS-880 units are being operated in synchronization. 1. Press [EDIT(SOLO)] several times until “MST StereoIn=”...
When the Recording mode (p.62) is set to Mastering (MAS), it is now possible to playback up to six tracks simultaneous- ly. At this time, the VS-880 will function as a 6-track recorder (tracks 1-6). Tracks 7Ð8 cannot be used.
Effect related When a VS8F-1 effect expansion board is installed, a single VS-880 now allows you to use two stereo effects. Please read the VS8F-1 ownerÕs manual together with this explanation. Newly added preset patches One hundred preset patches have been added to the effect patches.
OutLevel (Output level) Adjust the volume level after the sound has passed through the equalizer. Space Chorus This is a chorus which simulates the Roland SDD-320. Output L Input L Space Chorus Input R...
Lo-Fi Processor This allows you to create a Òlo-fiÓ sound by lowering the sample rate and/or decreasing the num- ber of bits. Realtime modify filters connected in series allow you to reshape the sound freely. Input L Lo-Fi Realtime Processor Modify Filter Lo-Fi Realtime...
Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions RMF (Realtime modify filter) Off, On Type LPF, BPF, HPF CutOff 0Ð100 Reso 0Ð100 Gain 0Ð24 dB RMF (Realtime modify filter) Turn the realtime modify filter on/off. If this is turned off, the following items will not be displayed. Type (Filter type) Select the filter type.
LowQ (Low Q) Specify the width of the band centered on the low range equalizer center frequency in which the gain adjustment will occur. As this setting is raised, the width of the band affected will become narrower. LoMidG (Low middle gain) Specify the gain (amount of boost/cut) for the low middle range equalizer.
RngL (Range low) Specify the lower limit of the frequency range in which the hum canceler will operate. With a setting of Unlimit, the limit will be the lowest frequency that the VS-880 is capable of playing back. RngH (Range high) Specify the upper limit of the frequency range in which the hum canceller will operate.
EQ (Equalizer) Off, On LowType Shlv, Peak Low.G -12Ð12 dB 20Ð2000 Hz Low.F Low.Q 0.3Ð10 Mid.G -12Ð12 dB 200Ð8000 Hz Mid.F Mid.Q 0.3Ð10 HiType Shlv, Peak Hi.G -12Ð12 dB 1.4Ð20.0 kHz Hi.F Hi.Q 0.3Ð10 OutLevel 0Ð100 EQ (Equalizer) Turn the equalizer on/off. When this is off, the following items will not be displayed.
Be sure that sound from a speaker does not enter the microphone you are using. This will have the same effect as if several voices were input to the unit (i.e. the VS-880 will not function properly). We recommend that you use a unidirectional micro- phone;...
< Formants > A formant is an important element which determine the character of a vocal sound. It is a fixed overtone whose location is determined by the size of the vocal chords. Conventional pitch shifters modify the pitch in a way that changes even the location of the formants (which by nature do not change).
MicConv (Mic converter) Turn the mic converter on/off. If this is off, the following items will not be displayed. Input Select the type of mic that was actually used to record. DR-20: Roland DR-20 Sml.Dy: Small Dynamic Microphone Hed.Dy: Head-worn Dynamic Microphone Min.Cn:...
Vnt.Cn: Vintage condenser mic. Use for vocals or acoustic instruments etc. Flat: Mic with flat frequency response. For cancelling the characteristics of the mic used for recording. * When you select a condenser-type mic simulator, the low range response is strengthened. This may cause noise transmitted from the mic stand to be emphasized.
Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions Inserting an effect When you wish to use an effect such as compressor or distortion which modifies the direct sound itself, insert the effect between the equalizer and the fader. When an effect is inserted into one of the channels, that effect will be unavailable for use by other channels.
EFFECT1 (Effect 1 switch) Select how the signal will be sent to the EFFECT1 buss. Off: Not sent. PreFade: The signal before the channel fader will be sent. PstFade: The signal after the channel fader will be sent. Insert: Insert between the equalizer and the fader. Insert into the L side of a stereo effect.
Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions EQ/EffPreIns (Equalizer/effect pre-insert switch) Select whether the equalizer and effect will be inserted dur- ing recording. Off: They will not be inserted (same as Ver.1). On: The signal into which the equalizer and effect have been inserted will be recorded.
Display related Holding the level meter peaks When the bar display (p.114) is the level meter, you can now cause the maximum volume value (peak) to remain (be held) in the display. CONDITION MARKER# TIME TIME INPUT TRACK 1. Press [SYSTEM] several times until “SYS System PRM?”...
Perform this procedure on a newly purchased disk, or on a disk that had been used on another computer etc. but is now to be used on the VS-880. Before performing this procedure on the disk that you are currently using, be sure to make a backup.
MASTER Read Error: < Clusters > These are the smallest unit of memory that the VS-880 uses to manage data on a disk drive. The smallest physical units on a disk drive are called either sectors or blocks, and depending on the device, 1 1 2 2 the size that is handled can be selected.
Gen (Sync generator) This selects the type of synchronization signal that will be transmitted from the MIDI OUT connector. When using a synchronization signal from the VS-880 to synchronize external MIDI devices, set this to the desired type of syn- chronization signal.
A tempo map can be created from the sync track recorded by the VS-880. This is convenient when you wish to convert the synchro- nization signal of the sync track on the VS-880. 1. Press [SYSTEM] several times Sync/Tempo?”...
Gen (Sync generator) This selects the type of synchronization signal that will be transmitted from the MIDI OUT connector. When using a synchronization signal from the VS-880 to synchronize external MIDI devices, set this to the desired type of syn- chronization signal.
You will return to Play condition. Use the MIDI channel 15 to switch Scene. The following chart shows the relationship between the Program Number received by the VS-880, and the Scene Number that is switches to. Program No. Scene No.
Chapter 1 Trying out the expanded functions Other Using the numeric keys ([NUMERICS]) When modifying the time locations of a locate point or punch-in point, you can use the ten LOCATOR buttons as numeric keys to input numbers directly. When doing so, you may now choose one of two methods of input.
2. Press [SELECT]. The mixer mode will change to INPUT MIX/TRACK MIX. At the same time, the display will indicate ÒShift Unlock,Ó indicating that Shift Lock has been canceled. < If [SHIFT] is held down during an operation > If [SHIFT] is held down during an operation, the Shift Lock function will be ignored.
Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) This chapter explains basic concepts, internal structure, and basic operation that you will need to know in order to operate the VS-880. Please read this chapter to gain a better understanding of the VS-880.
Other portions are sent to the effects, and reverb or chorus are applied before they are output. The basic principle of the VS-880 is that by specifying in this way Òfrom whereÓ and Òto whereÓ the common lines run, you can determine which input signals will be recorded on which track or sent to which effects, and where they will be output.
The digital mixer specifies the input/output status of the recorder section. As external inputs, the VS-880 provides four analog input jacks and 1 digital in connector. As external outputs, two master out jacks and two AUX send jacks are provided. You can freely speci- fy which external input will be recorded on which track, and output from which output jack.
The first stage of the mixer is adjusted by INPUT MIX, and the later stage of the mixer by TRACK MIX. However since the VS-880 has the hardware limitation of having only eight channel faders, it is not possible to adjust both INPUT MIX and TRACK MIX simultaneously. This means that you will need to switch between INPUT MIX and TRACK MIX during use.
Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Input: For each track, make one selection from INPUT1Ð4, DIGITAL-L or DIGITAL-R. You can also specify that the signals of the MIX buss or AUX buss be recorded. Equalizer: For each channel, the equalizer functions as a 3-band parametric equalizer with high (shelving type), middle (peaking type), and low (shelving type) bands.
Òscene,Ó and can be recalled at the touch of a button. For example if during mixdown you wish to compare different mixing balances, you can store each different mixer setting as a scene. Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) REC 1-2 buss (Recorder)
Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Storing the current mixer settings 1. Press [SCENE] to make the button indicator light. When the SCENE indicator is lit, the [LOC 1/5]Ð[LOC 4/8] LOC buttons will act to store or recall scenes. The bar display will indicate the current settings of the mixer.
Number of tracks that can be recorded/played simultaneously The recorder section of the VS-880 has eight tracks for recording/playing back a performance. Of these, four tracks can be recorded simultaneously. Virtual tracks provided for each track (V-tracks) Each track consists of eight virtual tracks, and you can select one of these as the object for record- ing or playback.
Here you can make settings that affect the entire VS-880, such as disk drive settings and settings related to MIDI synchronization. Switching conditions This section explains basic operation of the VS-880. Please be sure to read this section, so that you will understand each type of operation. CONDITION MARKER#...
MUTE (dark): The track is muted (silent). * The VS-880 can record up to 4 tracks simultaneously. This means that it is not possible to select a track status of REC for five or more tracks. Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology)
880 with another device, you will have to set both devices to the same type of time code. With the factory settings, the VS-880 is set to 30 frames (non-drop) per second (p.86). Moving to the beginning of the performance (Song Top) To move to the earliest location in the song that contains recorded sound, use the following proce- dure.
However in this case, the Locate Points that were stored in the Locate Bank that was in use when the data was last stored will be the Locate Points for the VS-880 of version 1.06 or earli- 2. When Song Store is executed on a version 1.06 or earlier VS-880, only the Locate Points that were valid at that time will be valid on the VS-880 V-XPANDED as well.
Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Moving to a stored time location 1. Use the LOC buttons to specify the locate point of the time to which you want to move. Modifying a stored time location 1. Move to the Locate Point that you wish to modify. Press [LOC1/5]–[LOC4/8].
1. Use CURSOR[ display blink. 2. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to specify the mark point number to which you wish to move. Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Time Time ] to make the mark point number displayed in the MARKER field of the...
Chapter 2 Before you start (VS-880 terminology) Modifying a marked time location 1. Move to the Mark Point whose time you wish to modify. Use [PREV][NEXT]. 2. Press [LOCATOR]. 3. Press PARAMETER[ number that you wish to modify). 4. Input the desired time. Rotate the TIME/VALUE dial.
* After a hard disk has been installed, the operation that will occur when the VS-880 is turned on for the first time will depend on the type of internal hard disk. The expla- nation is divided into two sections: Ò...
Chapter 3 Basic operation (as a replacement for a tape MTR) Recording additional tracks while listening to the perfor- mance (Overdubbing) The process of newly recording a track while playing back previously recorded tracks is called Òoverdubbing.Ó Here we will explain the procedure using the example of playing back a stereo recording that was recorded on tracks 1 and 2, and recording other instruments on tracks 3 and 4.
Chapter 3 Basic operation (as a replacement for a tape MTR) 6. Check the re-recorded result. After switching the track status of the newly recorded tracks back to PLAY (the STATUS indicator lights green), playback from the beginning of the song. Repeatedly recording over the same area (Loop recording) The loop function lets you repeatedly playback a specified...
(Track bouncing) The VS-880 can simultaneously playback up to 8 tracks. If you wish to playback the contents of more than 8 tracks, or if you run out of empty tracks, you can merge the contents of two or more tracks onto a different track.
Chapter 3 Basic operation (as a replacement for a tape MTR) To use the equalizer, first turn this EQ Switch: ÒOn.Ó Unless this is ÒOnÓ you will not be able to select equalizer-related parameters. EQ Low: Gain and center frequency for the low range EQ Mid: Gain for the middle range...
If an optional VS8F-1 effect expansion board is installed in the VS-880, high quality stereo effects will be available for your use. If a VS8F-1 has been installed in your VS-880, hereÕs how to apply reverb or delay to the entire song.
Chapter 3 Basic operation (as a replacement for a tape MTR) 3. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select “PstFade.” This will cause effects to be applied. With this selection, the signal flow will be as follows. Fader Channel 1 4. Adjust the send level (input level) for the effect. Press PARAMETER [ “EFFECT1 Send”...
EFFECT 1 Send (Effect 1 send level) Specify the volume level (0Ð127) of the signal that is sent to the EFFECT 1 buss. The default setting is 100. EFFECT 1 Pan (Effect 1 pan) EFFECT 1 Bal (Effect 1 balance) For channels on which Channel Link is ÒOff,Ó...
¥ Does the sample rate of the song match the sample rate of the digital audio device? ¥ Are you using Vari-pitch? ¥ Is the VS-880 operating as a slave to MTC from an exter- nal sequencer? Turn off the Vari-pitch function The VS-880 has a Vari-pitch function (p.111) that allows you...
If the display asks “STORE Current?” When you execute an operation such as creating a new song, selecting a different song, or song copy on the VS-880, a confirmation message of ÒSTORE Current?Ó will appear. This is asking you whether you wish to store the currently selected song to the disk drive.
When you press [SCRUB] the button indicator will light, and the specified area will be played back repeatedly. When you are finished, press [SCRUB] once again to make the button indicator go dark. Only the single track that is specified will be played back. If you wish to playback other tracks, press the [SEL (CH EDIT)] button of that track to select it.
Chapter 4 Editing a recorded performance (track editing) 5. As you press PARAMETER [ ] to step through the settings, a message will appear at the end, asking you to confirm execution. If you wish to execute, press [YES]. A re-confirmation message will blink, so press [YES] once again to execute.
* If playback data exists at the copy destination, that data will be overwritten. * Playback data of a channel for which Channel Link is ON cannot be copied to a track whose channel has a Channel Link setting of OFF. Nor is the converse possible. * The length of the data to be copied must be greater than 0.5 seconds.
Chapter 4 Editing a recorded performance (track editing) Example 2: Moving to a different track Start Example 3: Moving using the “Frm” setting Start From * If playback data exists at the move destination, that data will be overwritten. * Playback data of a channel for which Channel Link is ON cannot be moved to a track whose channel has a Channel Link setting of OFF.
Erasing part of a performance (Erase) This operation erases playback data from the specified area. If this operation is used to erase playback data, even if play- back data exists after the area that was erased, it will not be moved forward.
Chapter 4 Editing a recorded performance (track editing) 1. Select one of the V-tracks that you wish to exchange, and prepare that data for playback. 2. Press [TRACK], select “TRK Track Exchange?”, and press [YES]. The display will let you select the exchange source track and the exchange destination track and V-track.
Deleting a portion of a performance (Cut) This operation cuts playback data from the specified area. When playback data is cut using this operation, any play- back data following the data that was cut will move for- ward to fill the gap. To use the analogy of a tape recorder, this operation is like cutting an unwanted portion out of an audio tape, and splicing the ends.
For example if the playback time is halved, the playback pitch will rise one octave. On the VS-880, you can select whether the play- back pitch will change in correspondence to the compres- sion/expansion ratio, or whether the original playback pitch will be preserved.
MIDI messages (the data handled by MIDI) are transmitted and received using the following three types of connectors. On the VS-880, MIDI OUT and MIDI THRU are handled by a single connector, which can be switched to act as the desired connector.
However if MIDI Clock (Tempo Map, or Sync Track) is used, it will be possible to synchro- nize a MIDI sequencer from the VS-880 (VS-880 as master), but it will not be possible to synchro- nize the VS-880 from the sequencer (VS-880 as slave).
Synchronizing to the VS-880 (Master) When you want to synchronize the MIDI sequencer to the VS-880, use the following procedure. 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the VS-880 and the MIDI sequencer as follows. MIDI DIGITAL ( 5,6 )
Synchronizing to a MIDI sequencer (Slave) When you want to synchronize the VS-880 to the MIDI sequencer, use the following procedure. 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the VS-880 and the MIDI sequencer as follows. MIDI DIGITAL ( 5,6 )
TIME/VALUE dial. Ofs (Offset) When using MTC from an external device to synchronize the VS-880, the Offset setting lets you match the song play- back timing with the MTC timing. Set the Offset to the difference between ÒMTC timeÓ and the Òtime that you want the song to playback.Ó...
MIDI Clock signals sent from the VS-880 will be according to this time signature set- ting. Synchronized operation 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the VS-880 and the MIDI sequencer as follows. MIDI OUT THRU 1 1 2 2 2.
In this way, while the method of using the tempo map explained in the previous section synchronizes the perfor- mance to the VS-880 song, this method of using the sync track synchronizes the performance to the MIDI song data.
Chapter 5 Use with MIDI devices Recording MIDI clock messages 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the VS-880 and the MIDI sequencer as follows. DIGITAL ( 5,6 ) MIDI FOOT PHONES SWITCH OUT THRU M I D I O U T 2.
Before using a new disk drive or a disk drive that was used by another device, you must initialize the disk drive so that it can be used by the VS-880. Use the following procedure. 1. Insert a disk into the Zip drive.
VS-880 and copying song data to that disk, you can backup song data. The VS-880 also allows you to backup song data to a DAT recorder. However when the time required to perform the backup and questions of reliability are considered, it is bet- ter to use a removable disk drive.
This means that this operation can be executed using even a disk which has not been initialized by the VS-880. However be aware that if you use this operation to copy data to a disk which already contains song data, all of the previously saved song data will be lost.
Chapter 6 Use with a Zip drive 7. Insert a Zip disk into the Zip drive, and press [YES]. The display will ask ÒSNG Stow In SC5:U?Ó If it is OK to copy the data, press [YES] twice. To cancel the opera- tion, press [NO].
Since DAT tapes are easily transported, this is convenient when you wish to exchange song data with a friend who also has a VS-880, or when you have a VS-880 both at home and in the studio. < Cautions for backup >...
* To halt the operation, press [NO]. You can halt the opera- tion even during the backup, but in this case it will not be possible to recover the song data back into the VS-880. 8. When the backup operation is completed, the display will indicate “Please Stop DAT.”...
This operation also allows you to load selected song data into the VS-880. When the Recover operation is used, the data for all songs which were saved together by the backup operation will be loaded. However with this operation (Name), only the song data that you specify will be loaded.
Chapter 8 Using the internal effects When a VS8F-1 effect expansion board is installed, you will be able to use two stereo effect units. This chapter explains various examples of how the effects can be used. Read it in conjunction with the VS8F-1 ownerÕs manual and ÒEffect relatedÓ...
8. Adjust the send level to effect 1. Rotate the TIME/VALUE dial. This adjusts the amount of effect for each channel. EFFECT 1 Send (Effect 1 send level) Specify the volume level (0Ð127) of the signal that is sent to the EFFECT 1 buss. The default setting is 100.
Chapter 8 Using the internal effects Applying reverb as you record (Loop) Here we will explain how an effect can be applied to the input source of INPUT 1, and the direct sound and effect sound recorded in stereo on tracks 1 and 2. This is convenient when you wish to record a vocal with reverb applied, etc.
EFFECT1 (Effect 1 switch) Select how the signal will be sent to the EFFECT1 buss. Off: The signal will not be sent. PreFade: The signal from before the channel fader will be sent. PstFade: The signal that passed through the channel fader will be sent. Insert: Insert between the equalizer and fader.
Chapter 8 Using the internal effects 18. Press [EDIT(SOLO)] several times until the display reads “MST EFF1 RTN to=”. 19. Rotate the TIME/VALUE dial. For this example, select “1-2” since we will be recording on tracks 1 and 2. EFF1 RTN to (Effect 1 return to) Select the output destination of effect 1.
1. Make sure that the mixer mode is INPUT TRACK. 2. Connect an instrument such as a keyboard to the INPUT1 jack, and a mic to the INPUT2 jack. 3. Press channel 1 [CH EDIT]. 4. Hold down [SHIFT] and press channel 7 [EFFECT-1(CH EDIT)]. The display will indicate ÒEFFECT1=Ó.
Chapter 8 Using the internal effects Applying reverb while bouncing tracks (Loop) Here we will explain the settings for applying an effect to previously-recorded tracks and record- ing the sound to another track. For example, this will be convenient when you wish to apply reverb to an entire song and mix it down.
EFFECT 1 Send (Effect 1 send level) Specify the volume level (0Ð127) of the signal that is sent to the EFFECT 1 buss. The default setting is 100. 9. Press PARAMETER [ The display will indicate ÒCH1 EFFECT1 Pan=Ó. 10. Adjust the panning of the signal that will be input to effect 1. Rotate the TIME/VALUE dial. EFFECT 1 Pan (Effect 1 pan) For channels on which Channel Link is ÒOff,Ó...
Chapter 8 Using the internal effects 21. Press PARAMETER [ 22.. Adjust the left/right volume balance of effect 1. Rotate the TIME/VALUE dial. EFF1 Bal (Effect 1 balance) Set the left/right volume balance (L63Ð0ÐR63) of effect 1. 23. Press [EFFECT] several times until the display reads “EFF EFFECT-1 PRM ?”. 24..
This means that when recording a digital signal into the VS-880 or when recording the digital output of the VS-880 into another device, you must return Vari-pitch to the normal pitch. Recording will not be possible with settings other than normal pitch.
Undoing a recording or editing operation While using the VS-880, there may be times when a record- ing does not proceed as you wish, or when you would like to re-do an operation. In such cases, use the Undo function.
Canceling the last-performed Undo (Redo) The Redo function can be executed if the UNDO indicator is lit. If the song data is saved, for example by your doing STORE Current or selecting another song, the UNDO indi- cator will go out and the Undo function will no longer be available.
Chapter 10 Overall settings and status checking If the display area is difficult to read (Contrast) Depending on the location where the VS-880 is placed, the display may sometimes be difficult to read. In such cases, use the following procedure to adjust the display contrast (0Ð15).
When you are running in syn- chronization with an external device or recording a song along with a previously-created tempo map, this allows you to operate the VS-880 just as though you were operating a MIDI sequencer. CONDITION MARKER#...
If there is no internal hard disk Even if there is no internal hard disk, the VS-880 can be used by connecting only an external drive such as a Zip drive to the SCSI connector. In this case, approximately 30...
Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) Along with the functions explained in earlier chapters, this chapter explains some actual ways in which the VS-880 can be used effectively. Recording multiple sources to one track Here we will explain how the sources input to INPUT 1Ð3 can be recorded on track 1. This is conve- nient, for example, when you wish to put up a separate mic for hi-hat, snare and cymbal and record the sound of the entire drum set onto a single track.
Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) 7. Since we are recording on track 1, turn the pan knob of channel 1 fully toward the L position. 8. As in steps 2–8, make the same settings for channels 2 and 3.
VS-880 If you wish to re-record a recording of more than 4 channels from another MTR to the VS-880, it will not be possible to record all tracks at once. This means that in some cases, the recorded data will become skewed in time.
“Finding a desired location (Preview)” (p.76) 2. Re-record the playback of tracks 5–8 from the MTR to tracks 5–8 of the VS-880. In the same way for this data as well, register the time at which the marker sound appears as locate point 2.
Preparations 1. Use two MIDI cables to connect the VS-880 and the MIDI sequencer as follows. DIGITAL ( 5,6 ) MIDI FOOT PHONES SWITCH OUT THRU M I D I O U T M I D I I N 2. Press [SYSTEM], select “SYS MIDI PRM?”, and press [YES].
Synchronizing the operation of two VS-880 units Here we will explain how the operation of two VS-880 units can be synchronized. One VS-880 will be the master, and the other VS-880 will be the slave. Make connections as follows.
13. Press [YES]. The display will indicate ÒSYS Syn:Source=Ó. 14. Make sure that Sync Source is “INT”. Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) Source (Sync source) This determines how the VS-880 will synchronize with other devices.
Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) < Non-drop format and drop format > NTSC format VCRs use two formats; non-drop and drop. In non-drop format, the frames are continuous. On the other hand, drop format skips the first two frames at the...
COMPUTER With these settings, the sequencer program will be the mas- ter for MMC, and the VS-880 will be the master for MTC. The sequencer program will be able to control playback, stop, and track status selection etc. on the VS-880.
Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) 15. Press PARAMETER [ ] twice. The display will indicate ÒSYS Syn:MTC Type=Ó. 16. Set the MTC type to match the setting of the master unit. For this example, set it to “30.”...
7. Playback the song, and adjust the way in which effects are applied. Chapter 11 Taking advantage of the VS-880 (ideas and examples) Use the ÒAUX LevelÓ parameters of track channels 1 and 2 and the AUX knob of the master section to adjust the level of the signal sent to the external effect unit.
1 and 2 to adjust the signal level from the effect. However this will change depending on the effect device that you use, so it is best to adjust the volume level on the external effect device, and fix the VS-880 at an appropriate volume level.
Partitions The VS-880 is able to manage either 500 M bytes or 1000 M bytes of disk space at one time. If you use a disk drive that is larger than this, the disk must be partitioned into 500 M bytes / 1000 M bytes partitions.
Roland service personnel. Problems with sound No sound ¥ The power is not turned on for the VS-880 and the con- nected devices. ¥ The audio cables are not connected correctly. ¥ The audio cables are broken.
¥ The disk drive is not connected correctly (p.93). ¥ The device ID numbers of two or more disk drives are conflicting. ¥ The disk drive has not been initialized on the VS-880 (p.93). ¥ If you are using a removable disk drive, re-select the disk drive after inserting the disk (p.93).
Initialize the disk drive. Action 1: Situation 2: If this appears for a disk drive that has been ini- tialized by the VS-880, there is a problem with the connections to the disk drive. Action 2: Make sure that the disk drive is connected cor- rectly.
Special key operations Here is a list of the functions that can be performed by pressing multiple buttons, or by using the TIME/VALUE dial in con- junction with a button. MIXER MODE buttons [SHIFT] + [SELECT] Switch between INPUT TRACK mode and INPUT MIX / TRACK MIX mode CH EDIT buttons [SHIFT] + [Input/BUSS (CH EDIT)] To the input select setting page (in INPUT TRACK mode)
Parameter list Parameters that have been added and setting ranges that have been expanded by the V-XPANDED enhancement are printed in bold type. Mixer Parameters (channel) * If channel link is ON, the Pan parameter will change to the Balance parameter. INPUT TRACK Mode Parameter name Display...
Parameter name Display AUX Switch AUX Sw AUX Level AUX Level AUX Pan/Balance AUX Pan/AUX Bal Channel Link Channel Link Effect 1 Switch EFFECT1 Effect 1 Send Level EFFECT1 Send Effect 1 Pan/Balance EFFECT1 Pan/EFFECT1 Bal Effect 1 Insert Level EFFECT1 InsSend Effect 1 Insert Return Level EFFECT1 InsRtn...
Parameter list Master Block Parameter name Display Master Out Mode Master Mode Master Level Masterlevel Baster Balance Master Bal AUX Level AUX Level AUX Balance AUX Bal Effect 1 Insert Switch EFF1 INS Sw Effect 1 Send Level EFF1 SND Lev Effect 1 Send Balance EFF1 SND Bal Effect 1 Return To...
Parameter name Display Remaining Display RemainDisp Display MeasurDsp Digital Copy Protect D.CpyProtect Shift Lock Shift Lock Numerics Type NUMERICSType Fader Match FaderMatch Peak Hold Switch PeakHoldSw * The settable range for Offset will change slightly depending on the MTC type (sync parameter). MIDI Parameter name Display...
Parameter list Scene/Auto Mix Parameter name Display Scene Mode Scene Mode Auto Mix Mode A.MIX Mode Auto Mix Snapshot A.MIX Snap Auto Mix Erase Parameter name Display Starting Mark Piont Ending Mark Piont Erase Mode EraseMode Drive Select Parameter name Display Select Drive Select Drv...
Note: The mixer operation is transmitted and received through the MIDI Control Change. Therefore, general MIDI Sequencers can record or play the mixer operation simply. The VS-880 uses some Control Change Number in order to original parameter controls which is different from the MIDI standard.
MIDI Clock messages back to the MIDI sequencer, it will be possible to synchronize even to a song that contains com- plex tempo changes. In this case, the VS-880 will be the mas- ter and the MIDI sequencer will be the slave. (p.91)
Specifications VS-880: Digital Studio Workstation Tracks Track: V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track) * Up to 4 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 8 tracks can be played back simultaneously. Maximum Useful Capacity 32 G bytes: 1 G bytes x 4 (Partition) x 8 (Disk Drive)
About the V-XPANDED sticker The VS-880 system software update adds several special operations to the top panel. Affix the included sticker to the top panel as follows for your reference. Channel faders When the Voice Transformer effect is being used, the effect can be adjusted by the channel faders (p.31).
Index Analog tape recorder ... 46 Auto mix ... 17 Using auto mix ... 17 Recording auto mix (Snapshot) ... 18 Recording time-varying changes in auto mix (Realtime) ... 18 Bar display ... 114 Switching the bar display ... 114 Channel ...
MIDI Using MIDI to switch the track status ... 86 MIDI sequencers Synchronizing a MIDI sequencer to the VS-880 ... 88 Synchronizing the VS-880 to a MIDI sequencer ... 87 Using the tempo map to synchronize with a MIDI sequencer ... 89 Using the sync track to synchronize with a MIDI sequencer ...
Song Creating a new song (Song New) ... 62 Naming a song (Song Name) ... 62 Saving a song (Song Store) ... 74 Selecting a different song (Song Select) ... 75 Copying a song (Song Copy) ... 94 Erasing a song (Song Erase) ... 113 Protecting a song from erasure (Song Protect) ...
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