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Roland Vs-880 User Manual

Roland music mixer user manual.
Also See for Vs-880:
Owner's manual - 144 pages
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Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: "IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS" (p. 2), "USING THE UNIT SAFELY" (p. 3), and "IMPORTANT
NOTES" (p. 11). 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, this manual should be read
in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient
reference.
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AUX SEND
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Pre Level
- New
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Locate
MIDI
Post Level
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Loop
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DISK
Play List
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Sync
Fader Pan
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- Cut
Scene
- Optimize
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Drive Select
Amp Profile
Time Comp Exp.
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DAT
Backup
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MARKER
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NEXT
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  • Page 1

    PLAY MUTE BUSS BUSS (dB) Copyright © 1996 ROLAND CORPORATION All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION. PHONES FOOT OUT THRU SCSI SWITCH AUX SEND MIDI...

  • Page 2

    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN ATTENTION : RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS QUVRIR CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.

  • Page 3

    Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult with your dealer, or qualified Roland service personnel. symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is...

  • Page 4

    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.

  • Page 5

    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.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    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) ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    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...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    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 ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    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) ...

  • Page 10: Main Features

    (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.

  • Page 11: Important Notes

    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.

  • Page 12

    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.

  • Page 13: Front And Rear Panels, Mixer Section

    Front and rear panels Mixer section INPUT SENS MIXER MODE PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK SELECT INPUT TRACK INPUT MIX TRACK MIX 50 dBm 50 dBm 50 dBm 50 dBm CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT CH EDIT Input BUSS...

  • Page 14: Recorder Section

    [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.

  • Page 15: Display Section

    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...

  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    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.

  • Page 17: Mixer-related, Using Auto Mix

    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.

  • Page 18

    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.

  • Page 19

    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.

  • Page 20: Using The 3-band Equalizer In Input Mix/track Mix

    ¥ 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.

  • Page 21: Mixing In A Stereo Source (stereo In), Adjusting The Level Of Each Track (track Level)

    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=”...

  • Page 22: Recorder Related Functions, When The Recording Mode Is Set To Mastering

    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.

  • Page 23: Effect Related, Newly Added Preset Patches, Newly Added Algorithms

    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.

  • Page 24

    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...

  • Page 25

    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...

  • Page 26

    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.

  • Page 27

    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.

  • Page 28

    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.

  • Page 29

    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.

  • Page 30

    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;...

  • Page 31

    < 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).

  • Page 32

    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:...

  • Page 33: Adjusting The Send Level And Balance For All Effects

    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.

  • Page 34: Inserting An Effect

    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.

  • Page 35

    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.

  • Page 36

    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.

  • Page 37: Display Related, Holding The Level Meter Peaks, Checking The Remaining Disk Capacity

    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?”...

  • Page 38: Disk Drive Related, Checking The Reliability Of A Disk

    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.

  • Page 39

    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.

  • Page 40: Synchronization Related, Assign Mark Points According To The Tempo, When Using The Sync Track

    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.

  • Page 41

    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?”...

  • Page 42: Using The Tempo Map, Adding An Offset To The Sync Track/tempo Map

    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.

  • Page 43: Midi Related

    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.

  • Page 44: Other, Using The Numeric Keys ([numerics]), Holding The Function Of [shift] (shift Lock)

    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.

  • Page 45: Easy Time Adjustment

    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.

  • Page 46: Sources, Tracks, And Channels, Doing Everything In The Digital Domain (digital Studio Workstation)

    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.

  • Page 47: Where A Performance Is Recorded (song)

    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.

  • Page 48: Mixer Section, About Mixer Modes

    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.

  • Page 49

    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.

  • Page 50

    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.

  • Page 51: Switching The Mixer Mode, Recording The Current Condition Of The Mixer (scene)

    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)

  • Page 52

    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.

  • Page 53: Differences With A Tape-type Mtr, Recorder Section, Number Of Tracks That Can Be Recorded/played Simultaneously

    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.

  • Page 54: Effects Section, About The Effect Expansion Board (vs8f-1), Vs-880 Operation, How Operations Are Organized (conditions)

    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#...

  • Page 55: Selecting The Operation Menu, Selecting Parameters, Modifying The Value Of Settings, Executing An Operation

    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)

  • Page 56: Changing The Current Time

    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.

  • Page 57: Storing A Time Location, Method 1 (locate Point), Storing A Time Location

    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.

  • Page 58: Moving To A Stored Time Location, Modifying A Stored Time Location

    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].

  • Page 59: Storing A Time Location, Method 2 (mark Points), Marking A Time Location

    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...

  • Page 60: Modifying A Marked Time Location, Clearing A Mark

    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.

  • Page 61: Before You Begin, When You Turn The Power On, Listening To The Demo Song

    * 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...

  • Page 62: Making A New Recording, Specifying The Recording Mode (song New), Naming The Song (song Name)

    Specifying the recording mode (Song New) The VS-880 allows you to create up to 200 songs on one disk drive. To create a new song on the currently selected disk drive, use the following procedure.

  • Page 63: General Procedure For Multitrack Recording, Connect The Instruments, Record A Performance Onto A Track

    Connect the instruments 1. Turn down the master fader of the VS-880, and connect your instrument to the INPUT 1 jack. There are two types of input jacks: INPUT A and B.

  • Page 64: Recording Additional Tracks While Listening To The Performance (overdubbing), Re-recording Only Your Mistakes (punch-in/out)

    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.

  • Page 65: Specify Beforehand The Location For Re-recording (auto Punch-in)

    By connecting this control jack to the foot switch jack of the VS-880 and setting the Foot Switch Assign to ÒGPI,Ó the connected device will be able to playback/stop the VS- 880.

  • Page 66: Repeatedly Recording Over The Same Area (loop Recording)

    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...

  • Page 67: Combining The Performances Of Two Or More Tracks Into Another Track (track Bouncing)

    (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.

  • Page 68

    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...

  • Page 69

    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.

  • Page 70

    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”...

  • Page 71

    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...

  • Page 72: Digital Recording, Concerning Copyright, About Scms, Connecting Digital Devices, Matching The Sampling Frequency

    * The digital interface of the VS-880 conforms to S/P DIF. If you wish to record a digital signal, use a digital audio device that is compatible with these standards.

  • Page 73: Selecting Digital Input As The Source, When Digital Recording Is Not Possible

    ¥ 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...

  • Page 74: Before You Finish Operations, Saving The Performance To Disk (song Store)

    * It is not possible to recover lost song data. When handling important song data, or when using the VS-880 for an extended session, we recommend that you save song data frequently.

  • Page 75: Selecting A Song (song Select), Turning The Power Off (shut Down), Re-starting The Vs-880

    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.

  • Page 76: What Is Editing, Finding A Desired Location (preview), Using [to] And [from], Scrub Playback ([scrub])

    On the VS-880 you can use the Preview function to find precise time locations. The Preview function has three buttons, each with a differ- ent operation.

  • Page 77: Basic Procedure

    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.

  • Page 78

    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.

  • Page 79: Modifying The Organization Of The Performance (move)

    * 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.

  • Page 80

    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.

  • Page 81: Erasing Part Of A Performance (erase), Exchanging Performance Data Between Tracks (exchange)

    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.

  • Page 82: Inserting Blank Space Into A Performance (insert)

    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.

  • Page 83: Deleting A Portion Of A Performance (cut)

    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.

  • Page 84: Modifying The Playback Time Of The Performance (time Compression/expansion)

    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.

  • Page 85: About Midi, What Is Midi, Midi Connectors, Midi Channels, Midi Messages, Midi Implementation Chart

    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.

  • Page 86: Using Midi To Switch The Track Status, Synchronizing With A Midi Sequencer, Using Mtc

    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).

  • Page 87

    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 )

  • Page 88

    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 )

  • Page 89

    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...

  • Page 90

    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.

  • Page 91: Using The Sync Track

    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.

  • Page 92: When You Experience Problems With Synchronization

    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.

  • Page 93: Connecting A Zip Drive, Initializing The Disk (drive Initialize)

    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.

  • Page 94: Saving Performance Data On A Zip Disk (song Copy), Saving On A Single Disk (playable)

    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.

  • Page 95: When The Data Cannot Be Saved On A Single Disk (archive)

    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.

  • Page 96: If You Have Problems Saving The Data

    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].

  • Page 97: Saving Performance Data To A Dat Recorder (backup)

    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 >...

  • Page 98: Loading Performance Data From A Dat Recorder (recover)

    * 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.”...

  • Page 99: Checking The Names Of The Performance Data That Was Saved (name)

    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.

  • Page 100: Examples Of How The Effects Can Be Used, Applying Reverb To A Recorded Performance (loop)

    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...

  • Page 101

    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.

  • Page 102: Applying Reverb As You Record (loop)

    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.

  • Page 103

    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.

  • Page 104: Applying A Vocoder While You Record (insert)

    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.

  • Page 105

    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.

  • Page 106: Applying Reverb While Bouncing Tracks (loop)

    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.

  • Page 107

    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...

  • Page 108: If The Effect Does Not Sound As You Expect

    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..

  • Page 109: Sounding The Metronome, Using An External Midi Sound Source To Play The Metronome

    A MIDI sound source can be used to play the metronome with a sound of your choosing. 1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the VS-880 and your MIDI sound source as follows. MIDI DIGITAL ( 5,6 )

  • Page 110: Using A Foot Switch To Playback/stop, Stopping Automatically (marker Stop)

    By connecting this control jack to the foot switch jack of the VS-880 and setting the Foot Switch Assign to ÒGPI,Ó the connected device will be able to playback/stop the VS- 880.

  • Page 111: Changing The Pitch During Playback (vari-pitch), Listening Only To A Specific Channel (solo)

    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.

  • Page 112: Simultaneously Adjusting A Stereo Source (channel Link), Undoing A Recording Or Editing Operation

    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.

  • Page 113: Canceling The Last-performed Undo (redo), Canceling Only The Last-performed Operation

    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.

  • Page 114: If The Display Area Is Difficult To Read (contrast)

    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).

  • Page 115: Displaying Measures/beats, Checking The Size Of A Recorded Performance

    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#...

  • Page 116: Restoring The Mixer Settings To The Initial State, If There Is No Internal Hard Disk

    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...

  • Page 117: Recording Multiple Sources To One Track

    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.

  • Page 118: Collecting Just The Sections That You Like

    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.

  • Page 119: Copying An 8-track Mtr Performance To The Vs-880

    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.

  • Page 120: Controlling The Mixer From A Midi Sequencer

    “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.

  • Page 121

    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].

  • Page 122: Operating The Vs-880 From Another Device (mmc), Synchronizing The Operation Of Two Vs-880 Units

    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.

  • Page 123

    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.

  • Page 124

    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...

  • Page 125: Operating The Vs-880 From An Mmc-compatible Device

    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.

  • Page 126: If You Have Problems With Synchronization

    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.”...

  • Page 127: Using External Effect Units, Applying An Effect During Playback

    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.

  • Page 128

    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.

  • Page 129

    Appendices Using an external disk drive (About SCSI) ... 130 Troubleshooting ... 132 Error messages ... 134 Special key operations ... 136 Parameter list ... 138 MIDI implementation chart ... 143 Mixer section block diagram ... 144 Glossary ... 145 Specifications ...

  • Page 130: Using An External Disk Drive (about Scsi)

    * A disk drive being used for the first time with the VS-880 must be initialized by the VS-880. When a disk drive is initialized, all data on that disk drive will be lost.

  • Page 131

    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.

  • Page 132: Troubleshooting

    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.

  • Page 133

    ¥ 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).

  • Page 134: Error Messages

    Event Mem Full Situation: The VS-880 has used up all the events that can be handled by one song. Delete unneeded auto mix data. Alternatively, Action: perform the Song Optimize operation.

  • Page 135

    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.

  • Page 136: Special Key Operations

    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)

  • Page 137

    Other [SHIFT] + [VARI PITCH] [SHIFT] + [UNDO] [SHIFT] + [SCENE] [SHIFT] + [SCRUB] [SHIFT] + [TO] [SHIFT] + [FROM] [SHIFT] + [PLAY (DISPLAY)] [PLAY] and TIME/VALUE dial [SHIFT] and TIME/VALUE dial [TO] + [FROM] [SHIFT] + CURSOR[ [SHIFT] + CURSOR[ [SHIFT] + PARAMETER [ [SHIFT] + PARAMETER [ To the vari pitch setting page...

  • Page 138: Parameter List

    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...

  • Page 139

    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...

  • Page 140

    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...

  • Page 141

    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...

  • Page 142

    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...

  • Page 143: Midi Implementation Chart

    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.

  • Page 144: Mixer Section Block Diagram

    Mixer section block diagram INPUT TRACK mode Channel 1–8 Input Select INPUT1 Recorder Source Ch.Strip Mute Track 1 EQ/Eff DIGITAL L PreIns Play V-Track 1–8 Track MIX L Status AUX L Ch.Strip (Channel Strip Line) EFFECT EQ Sw (Insert) Level Effect Level INPUT MIX mode and TRACK MIX mode...

  • Page 145: Glossary

    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)

  • Page 146: Specifications

    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)

  • Page 147: About The V-xpanded Sticker

    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).

  • Page 148

    About the included sticker Special key operations From the list of special Key operations (p.136), those of special usefulness are given below.

  • Page 149: Index

    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 ...

  • Page 150: Using Program Change Messages To Select Scenes, Using Program Change Messages To Select Effects

    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 ...

  • Page 151

    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) ...

  • Page 152

    Track sheet...

  • Page 153

    This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 154

    Information When you need repair service, call your local Roland Service Station or the authorized Roland distributor in your country as shown below. ARGENTINA INDONESIA PT Galestra Inti Instrumentos Musicales S.A. Kompleks Perkantoran Florida 638 (1005) Buenos Aires Duta Merlin Blok E No.6Ñ7 ARGENTINA Jl.

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