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Roland VS-2480CD Manual

Roland corporation vs-2480cd digital studio workstation operating guide.

 
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VS-2480CD
24bit/24track
Digit al Studio Workst a tion
Control Surface Mode
Guide
(For Operating System Version 2.011 or higher)
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Summary of Contents

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    ®ÂØÒňΠ® VS-2480CD 24bit/24track Digit al Studio Workst a tion Control Surface Mode Guide (For Operating System Version 2.011 or higher)

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    Copyright © 2003 ROLAND CORPORATION All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION. All product names in this publication are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting Up Control Surface Mode in ProTools ... 12 Setting Up Control Surface Mode in Performer ... 13 3—VS-2480CD Control Surface Settings Configuring the VS-2480CD as a Control Surface ... 15 Arming Control Surface Mode ... 15 Selecting a Control Surface Template ... 16 Selecting a Communication Method ...

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    Table of Contents www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480CD Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 5: What Is Control Surface Mode, Control And Synchronization

    Control Surface mode, you can also synchronize the software’s transport functions with the VS-2480CD’s using the standard synchronization techniques described starting on Page 307 in the VS-2480CD Owner’s Manual. If the external software supports it, you can control the software’s transport using the VS-2480CD’s transport buttons using MMC (MIDI Machine Control) messages.

  • Page 6: Connecting The Vs-2480cd And Your Computer, Preparing For Control Surface Mode

    • R-BUS—In order to use R-BUS, your computer must have an R-BUS-supporting PCI card installed. You can use a Roland RPC-1 PCI card, included with the Roland Studio Package Pro, or available separately. Connect the RPC-1’s R-BUS jack to an available R-BUS jack on your VS-2480CD.

  • Page 7: Obtaining The Necessary Drivers, Preparing Emagic Logic 5.x

    2—Preparing Your Computer Software In order for your computer-based sequencing/recording software to recognize the VS-2480CD as a control surface, you may need to install VS-2480CD driver software and configure the sequencing/recording software. This chapter explains how to prepare the software for which the VS-2480CD provides control surface templates.

  • Page 8: Installing The Control Surface Driver In Logic For Mac Os 9

    Installing the Control Surface Driver in Logic for Mac OS 9 1. Download the Logic for Mac OS 9 control surface driver from www.RolandUS.com. You’ll find the driver on the VS-2480CD’s Updates and Drivers page. 2. Un-stuff the driver using an un-stuffing tool such as StuffIt Expander (available from www.aladdinsys.com).

  • Page 9: Setting Up Control Surface Mode In Logic

    2. Add the control surface driver to Logic by selecting the Install... dialog: • In Mac OS X, select Install... from Preferences>Control Surfaces> • In Mac OS 9, select Install... from Options>Preferences>Control Surfaces> • In Windows, select Install... from Options>Preferences>Control Surfaces>. Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide 2—Preparing Your Computer Software www.RolandUS.com...

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    • In Mac OS 9, select Setup... from Options>Preferences>Control Surfaces>. • In Windows, select Setup... from Options>Preferences>Control Surfaces>. The Setup window opens, showing a picture of the Roland SI-24. MIDI Output and Input settings 6. Click on the SI-24 in the Setup window.

  • Page 11: Preparing Steinberg Cubase, Installing The Control Surface Driver In Cubase

    Preparing Steinberg Cubase VS-2480CD Control Surface mode works with Cubase VST 5 or higher for Windows and Mac OS 9 and with Cubase SX for Windows and Mac OS X. All versions require installation of the VS-2480 control surface driver, and setup within Cubase. The setup instructions for the Windows and Mac OS 9 and X versions of Cubase are identical.

  • Page 12: Preparing Hui Operation, Setting Up Control Surface Mode In Protools

    2—Preparing Your Computer Software 3. Click Generic Remote. The window expands to show additional options. 4. Select the MIDI input and output jacks, or “ports,” to which the VS-2480CD is connected. 5. Click Import. 6. Navigate to the s124v6 file, select it click Open.

  • Page 13: Setting Up Control Surface Mode In Performer

    2. Click on the MIDI Controllers tab. 3. From the Type pull-down menu, select HUI. 4. From the Receive From and Send to pull-down menus, select the MIDI port to which your VS-2480CD is connected. 5. Click OK. Setting Up Control Surface Mode in Performer 1.

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    2—Preparing Your Computer Software The Control Surface window opens. 2. Select HUI from the Hardware pop-up menu. 3. Select the MIDI IN and OUt ports to which your VS-2480CD is connected. 4. Click OK. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

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    These parameters are found on the VS-2480CD’s CONTROL SURFACE screen in the UTILITY menu. To view the control surface parameters: 1. You can use the VGA main display or the VS-2480CD’s buttons, as desired: • Select CONTROL SURFACE from the VGA main display’s UTILITY menu.

  • Page 16: Selecting A Control Surface Template, Selecting A Communication Method, User Control Surface Templates

    Chapter 4 provides details on the sequencing/recording software parameters controlled in each template. Selecting a Communication Method The VS-2480CD can act as a control surface when connected to an external device via: • R-BUS—if the VS-2480CD is connected to a computer that has an installed RPC-1 card.

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    • When you want to simply switch something on or off in the external device you’re controlling from the VS-2480CD, do it with a button or a PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knob. • When you want to adjust something continuously over its range of possible values—volume, pan or filter settings, for example—control it using a fader.

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    MIDI number of the note for which an aftertouch message is sent the MIDI control change message for which a value is to be sent the MIDI number of the note for which a pitch bend message is sent Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 19: Activating Control Surface Mode, Overview

    3. To turn off Control Surface mode, press EXIT/NO. Due to the way data passes back and forth between your software and the VS-2480CD, it may be necessary to refresh communications by pressing the VS-2480CD’s TR 1-16 and TR 17-24/FX RTN buttons a few times, one after the other.

  • Page 20: The L5 (emagic Logic 5) Template, L5 Control Area

    L5 Control Area Tips • The MARKER/LOCATE, SHORTCUT and SCREENSET buttons set the behavior of the numeric keypad. • When you press PLUG-IN or EQ/SEND, the EQ 1-4 buttons display plug-ins or EQ modules, respectively. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 21: L5 Mixer Area

    Each rightward tick of the PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 Knob 12 selects the next set of parameters in the current plug-in when working with plug-ins. Each tick to the left selects the next-lower set. Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide 3—Working in Control Surface Mode www.RolandUS.com...

  • Page 22: The S.c (steinberg Cubase) Template, S.c Control Area

    The MARKER/LOCATE, SHORTCUT and SCREENSET (or “window sets”) buttons set the behavior of the numeric keypad. • When you press PLUG-IN or EQ/SEND, the EQ 1-4 buttons display plug-ins or EQ modules, respectively. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 23: S.c Mixer Area

    S.C Mixer Area Tips • PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 Knob 11 is always a bypass switch when working with plug-in effects. Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide 3—Working in Control Surface Mode www.RolandUS.com...

  • Page 24: The Vs-2480 (logic 16-channel) Template, Vs-2480 Control Area

    3—Working in Control Surface Mode The VS-2480 (Logic 16-Channel) Template VS-2480 Control Area See the L5 template for tips. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 25: Vs-2480 Mixer Area

    3—Working in Control Surface Mode VS-2480 Mixer Area See the L5 template for tips. Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide www.RolandUS.com...

  • Page 26: The Hui Template, Hui Control Area

    The MARKER/LOCATE, SHORTCUT and SCREENSET (or “window sets”) buttons set the behavior of the numeric keypad. • When you press PLUG-IN or EQ/SEND, the EQ 1-4 buttons display plug-ins or EQ modules, respectively. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

  • Page 27: Hui Mixer Area

    3—Working in Control Surface Mode HUI Mixer Area Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide www.RolandUS.com...

  • Page 28: Known Issues

    S.C template—Windows (SCREEN SETS) and shortcut functionality is not yet implemented. In addition, when working with plug-ins, the PAN/AUX SEND 1-8 knobs select plug-ins instead of adjusting parameter values for the currently selected plug-ins. www.RolandUS.com Roland VS-2480 Control Surface Mode Guide...

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    ®ÂØÒňΠ® Roland Corporation U.S. 5100 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938 Tel: (323) 890-3700 v2011 www.RolandUS.com...

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